you can tell cause she keeps talking to herself

Hostage

This is part of my submission for Nalu Week 2017. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.

Rated: T for foul language, slight violence, and slightly suggestive themes.

Prompt: Mask

Pairing: Natsu/Lucy (Nalu)

Words: 9.8K

Summary: Lucy takes revenge to a whole new level when she comes face to face with the elusive ‘Salamander’, who is making a name for himself as Fiore’s newest bank robber. Modern AU, Humor/Romance

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Disclaimer: I don’t know much about banks. Most of my information came from the internet, so I apologize if any of this is inaccurate.


Lucy slammed her eyes shut in aggravation as she listened to her father ramble over the phone. She tried to cut in three times to tell him her opinion, but he always raised his voice so he could talk over her. After the last attempt, she gave up, letting him talk until his heart’s content.

“The experience you gain today will help you when you get to where I am. Knowing the ins and outs of the business will-”

Lucy stopped listening, holding her phone away from her ear far enough so she couldn’t hear exactly what he was saying, but close enough that she could jump in when he stopped talking.

Her father was hellbent on her staying on as a teller at the bank. It all started when she said she was thinking of taking off a few days a week to focus on writing. Apparently, her father thought that meant she was quitting, so he started ranting about the benefits of working up the line, gaining this experience, and blah blah blah.

Lucy had heard his speech a million times. He told it to her so much she could recite it back to him, but of course he would only call her a smart aleck and tell her she needed to learn some manners.

His speech was wasted though. Lucy had no intentions of staying with the bank, at least not for the rest of her life. She wanted to be an author, to write mysteries and adventures. When she told her father that, he laughed at the idea.

“You need a real job,” he would say. “Who’s going to take over the business when I retire?”

Lucy didn’t know, but she did know it wasn’t going to be her. She had plans for her life, and they didn’t involve counting money all day. She needed excitement!

Lucy stole a peek at her clock, frowning when she saw the time. Risking death by boredom, she put her phone against her ear to talk to her father.

“-and another thing. Did you know-”

“Hey! You’ll have to tell me some other time. I’m going to be late for work.”

“Well that’s not very responsible of you. How will it look having you show up late?”

“I’m guessing not good,” she said, proud of herself for keeping her voice calm despite her growing aggravation. Before he could monopolize the conversation again, she asked, “Can you just think about what I said. I would only need two more days off a week. That shouldn’t cause any problems. Plus, I can afford to take that time off.”

“I’m not concerned about money!” her father yelled, causing her eyes to narrow. “I’m concerned about your lack of responsibility. You are a Heartfilia. You have to-”

“Sorry! Gotta go!” Lucy cut him off before hanging up her phone, sighing when she saw her screen turn black. She pressed a hand to her forehead, cooling herself off. She always got worked up talking to her father. He was as hard-headed as they come.

With a long sigh, Lucy composed herself before heading out the door. She had work soon. Even if she hated her job and disliked her father for making her work there -he threatened to pull her college fund if she quit her job, she still didn’t want to make a bad impression there. Like her father said, she was still a Heartfilia.

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Reputation

Taylor is not crying for her reputation in this album, she’s not seeking mercy or forgiveness, she’s not looking for her self-pity, not even playing the victim again, she is just making ART from the hate she received, she is making powerful songs so people who has been in similar situations can stand up and keep going, she is expressing herself like others artists do, she is telling her story, she is not looking for your acceptance, she doesn’t give a f*ck about what you think about her, she’s done with that bullsh*t and I think she deserves to scream out how she feels ‘cause it’s not fair that everyone says “all women and men should express themselves without fear” or the classic one “you can do whatever you want with your body” but talking about tay is like “oh no she’s been so weak we know her victim role” SHE IS A WOMAN, A HUMAN BEING, damn, just because she defends herself doesn’t she is being like that, you would do the same and again she can do whatever she wants with her life, body, mind and career, JUST LIKE YOU can do the same, she can date whoever she wants at the time she wants so you can too, gosh, it’s not about being a hoe or prude it’s about your own decisions, why is she a hoe but those guys who do the same are not criticized like her?! Just bc they are men? Wow, then we are so fucked if that is the reason. Now go away and stop doing an essay about “why I hate taylor swift”, why spend your whole time doing that instead of send lovely messages to your idol or whatever, we all make mistakes even taylor swift, just keep going, dude.

goakizaizinski  asked:

Can you talk about Rio and Kotori and their sexuality?

of course !

heres rio:

rio is very gay. unlike her brother shes known this for a long time and is fine w it. she just doesnt really tell anyone, which is why she has so many guy suitors. when they confess to her, she lets them down gently, but keeps to herself that shes gay and wouldnt want to date a guy anyways. 

but she still rejects some love confessions from her girl suitors, mostly cause shes also demiromantic ! so she wont develop a crush until she knows the girl. even tho she tells her girl suitors that they can still be friends, most feel like its too awkward to start a friendship off like that, so none of those romances go anywhere ^^;

kotori:

kotori is bi, but she doesnt know until postcanon when she realizes she may or may not have a crush on rio . turns out thats tru ! so she gets over her crush on yuuma, especially since she realizes she doesnt have a chance anyways and starts working on her crush w rio

ill leave it up to you on whether or not that works out ;)

I Choose You - Part IV

Thank you all for being so patient. Your commentary and encouragement was so nice and appreciated! Hopefully you continue to be entertained despite the long wait :) This Part is almost 4000 words longer than both of the other parts combined. So buckle in, it’s a long one.

I love feedback, live for it, actually, so don’t be shy to drop something in my ask box! Or, if that’s not your style, drop a comment on AO3 (also posted there under CricketJames). Nastiness, however, will be tolerated with a sharp slap of sarcasm and the block button.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. All the things you see here are purely figments of my overactive imagination come to be in print via the magic that is Microsoft Word and the internet. Do I believe what I’ve written is true? No. Do I operate under the delusion that everything I’ve written here will come true? Nah. This has been used as a writing exercise to take me out of my comfort zone, and to write a little nugget of entertainment that a group of people might enjoy. The people are real (well, most of them), but the situations I have placed them in are not.

Thanks go out to  the lovely @lucenellapiazza and @buongiorno-principesssssa for their squees and clarification help. Also a shout out to @caitcrumbcake, a fellow life-ruiner. You ladies are the best!

I Choose You - Part IV -
Rating: NC-17.

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts about it. If you want to read, but not read the naughty bits, you can stop reading once they get to Prague. You wont miss much, plot wise, by skipping the last chunk of this part.

**NEW DISCLAIMER: This part, Part IV, is liable to rustle some jimmies and make people say some quite nasty things about me because I went THERE and wasn’t shy about it. I need to reiterate that this is fiction. I use writing this as an exercise to get out of my comfort zone, and damn if this part wasn’t out of my comfort zone. People will get mad, certainly, and people will call me disgusting and a myriad of other names. People will accuse me of disrespecting both Sam and Cait by writing this. This is not my intention. It’s fiction. FICTION. I have nothing but respect for the two of them and the work the two of them do and the relationship they have (however you choose to define it). Nothing you choose to yell at me will change that.

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sybbelle  asked:

Prompt: Evelyn is tired of seeing Ginny upset over Mike and Amelia, and so mama bear comes out to teach Mike a lesson on screwing his head on straight.

If anything, she’s gotta give Blip credit for keeping the secret for as long as he did. Especially considering how he could barely keep her surprise birthday party from her once, keeping Mike and Amelia on the low is in fact, pretty big for him.

“Wait, rewind.” Evelyn says around a yawn. “Mike and Amelia?”

“Mmhmm.” Blip nods, slipping into bed, a hand being thrown over his eye.

The wheels in Evelyn’s mind turn, trying to understand how that even happened or when or why… “How —”

“Don’t know. All I know is it’s a thing.”

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