A/N: This is my fic. I am re-posting onto my sideblog.
Growing up as a werewolf was hard. Growing up as a female werewolf without a pack was impossible. You had a pack that you were good friends with and asked for help and advice from, but that’s as far as it went, for now. You have yet to find a mate and enter a pack, and were currently going through heat so you had to stay indoors to avoid any…unwanted situations a.k.a. to avoid fucking random humans and/or wolves in broad daylight. You were holed up in your apartment, skin burning and your third pair of panties for the day, ruined. Walking into the kitchen and opening the fridge, you groaned, realizing that you were officially out of food and had no choice but to go to the store down the street.
You picked up your phone and dialed the Alpha of the pack you knew. Namjoon had always been willing to help you, even though you weren’t technically part of his pack. He had still always called you family.
“Y/n! Hey, how are you? I haven’t heard from you in days!” He cheerily answered, and you smiled to yourself, he always had a way of cheering you up.
“Hey Namjoon, uhm.. Well I kind of have a problem.”
As our party of 5 delved deeper into the cave our barbarian and wizard (me) got into a scuffle.
*Casts minor illusion* Wizard: I will give you 1000 gold if you take up a future job offer.
*Fails investigation* Barb: I will do anything for that amount of money.
*Paladin succeeds investigation*: You know hes lying to you, right? This must be punished in some way.
Wizard: Job offer just came up, apprehend the paladin and keep him quiet.
Barb: OH! Well in that case I want 1000 real gold or I will smash your face in.
The barbarian rolled a nat 20 on intimidation which sent the wizard fleeing down into the cave unaware of what was about to happen to him. The wizard ran into the tendrils of a roper, just waiting for his next victim. As the wizard goes through a surprise round of attacks you benign transpositions his way out deeper into the cave to escape. Initiative was rolled and the chaos began.
The barbarian ran in, was sweeped off his feet by the tendrils, and spent his action throwing a potion that we call “Cleanser” into the roper’s mouth. This is a home brew item that gives you 10 temporary hit points and +2 to con and dex. The only thing wrong with this potion is that you must endure 6 hours of constant shitting until the effects kick in. We usually do this in the morning before combat, but this roper just took a full dose.
DM: … So immediately after tossing in the cleanser, the roper unleashes brown fury below him. You and everyone who steps within range will face the wrath of the roper’s shit rain.
The rogue, the barbarian, and the paladin were below the roper at this time, with the paladin getting the most of it as he gets thrown around in the puddle by the tendrils.
After a couple of rounds of mud wrestling, the roper made another attack on the paladin, and scored a nat 1. In our game, if you score a nat 1 on your attack role you invoke the critical fail chart of 100 terrible occurrences. Once invoked you must roll a d100 to see which occurrence from 1 (Being absolutely nothing) to 100 (Absolute tragedy)…
It rolled a 100.
DM: The roper falls from the ceiling and is now prone. Then suddenly, crawling out of the intestines and bursting through the rectum of this roper, summons a black dragon.
The party screams in terror and laughter.
(We ended up killing the roper and fleeing away from the dragon. One could say it was a real “shit show.”)
Hello everyone! I’ve been getting a few asks recently about how the link to my masterlist hasn’t been working right, so I thought I’d just make a proper post and list all the links down! I hope this is better!
Also, believe it or not, this is my first one-shot written.
The day we met
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I’d found a home for my heart
From the first moment you met Loki, you knew. You knew he would be the only one to hold your heart. While Thor would tug you braids and beg for your attention, Loki did not. Instead, he was quiet and waited for you to come to him. It wasn’t hard for you to be lured by Loki. Not when he was showing you his green flares of magic that he was just learning how to control.
You were in every word enchanted by him. You were just a child at the time, but you realized the severity of the deep connection you felt you shared with him.
As a child, you described your relationship as a friendship.
Growing up, you realized it meant more than that.
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?
The streets of Asgard were decorated in green and gold. Songs were being sung and stories were being told about the mischief that the Trickster God was known for. You couldn’t help but smile as young children ran past you wearing replicas of the dark prince’s renown gold helmet.
Though he refused to admit it to you, Loki loved his birthday celebration. It was the day everyone in the city overlooked his dangerous behavior and instead, celebrated it. Pranks, tricks, and mischief were celebrated on his name day and chaos erupted everywhere because of it.
You knew all of the tell signs of the pranks that covered the street. You made sure to avoid each and every one of them on your journey to the castle gates. You greeted the guards stationed with a simple nod before making your way through the open courtyard.
The servants were busy with the preparations for Loki’s birthday banquet and you watched them hurry past you with concern laced on their faces. They knew the severity of this banquet. Not only was it meant to appease the younger and more menacing prince, but it was his 1,000th birthday, a milestone for every god. Because of this, it had to be perfect.
You made your way through the corridors of the castle allowing the angry shouts to lead you to your destined location. You had to restrain the smile on your lips as his designated servants were running out of the room because the prince was throwing a tantrum.
“Your majesty,” you call out as you walk into his room.
At the sight of you, Loki’s anger seems to dissipate enough for his servants to place the last of his armor on.
“Everyone out,” he orders with a wave of his hand.
You couldn’t help but shake your head as you watched the last of his men slip out of his room and closing the door behind them. His armor was on but it hung loosely as he had yet to tighten the buckles to keep it in place.
“You should have waited to scare them away after they finished getting you dressed,” you chastised him as you set the wrapped gift onto the nearby desk.
Loki scoffed at you but said nothing else as he attempted to fasten the buckles himself. You wait to hear him curse under his breath before moving towards him and finally aiding him. He lets out a huff of air as you slapped his hands away from the buckles and tightened them yourself.
“1,000 years have gone by and you have yet to learn how to dress yourself,” you jest as you moved his chest plate into place.
“Why should I waste my time learning this if I have you here to do it for me?”
You roll your eyes at this and a smile finally graces his face.
“A thousand years,” you whisper as your fingers trace the gold lining of his uniform. “Time has certainly passed by.”
“Not fast enough,” Loki comments as he brushes his raven black hair back so he could place his helmet on.
The smile on your face falters a bit at this.
“So keen on growing old, aren’t you?” you ask him as you make your way back to his desk.
“I just want to gain the respect I rightfully deserve,” Loki responds as he doesn’t notice the frown on your face. Instead, he places his helmet on and brushes his hair back the way he likes it.
He finally turns to look at you and you quickly place a smile on your face.
“I respect you,” you tell him. “Others do as well.”
“Others fear me,” Loki replies with a roll of his eyes as he makes his way towards you. “You are still naive enough to deem me as honorable as my brother.”
“You may not be as honorable as your brother, but you are much smarter than him. That I can assure you,” you argue. Loki scoffs at this idea and you shake your head as you grew frustrated at his reaction. “I really don’t want to get into this with you on your name day so just shut up and ask for your gift.”
“How rude,” Loki comments with a sly grin as he noticed the green box beside her. “Now show me what you’ve got me.”
You roll your eyes and pick up the box. You quickly untie the bow, but before you could lift the lid, you look up at him in warning.
“I understand that your favorite colors are gold and green,” you start to tell him in which he agrees with a simple nod. “But I saw this and I had to purchase it for you…”
You lift the lid and reveal the silver pin. It depicted two snakes wrapped around one another and their eyes were two green emerald stones that shone brightly in the light.
“I mean, they do call you silver tongue for a reason and you probably won’t ever wear this but it reminded me of you and…”
“Stop your rambling,” Loki sneers, though the smile on his face reduced the sting in his words. “I like it.”
He picks up the pin and is quick to place it on his shirt.
“How does it look?” he asks you with a small smile.
“It clashes terribly with the rest of your ensemble,” you answer honestly as a soft giggle passed your lips. “Just take it off. You don’t have to wear it.”
Your hand moves to unpin it, but he catches your wrist before you’re able to.
“I know I don’t have to wear it,” Loki responds. “But I want to.”
You can’t help the way your heart flutters at this. Even more so as he places a soft kiss on the inside of your wrist before letting you go. The way he was looking down at you this moment almost convinced you that he could share the same feelings that you had for him. His eyes flicker down to your lips and you believe he’s about to place a kiss there too, but you don’t get the chance to find that out as the doors of his chambers slam open.
“Brother!” Thor shouts causing Loki to quickly leap away from you. “We must go now unless you wish to be late.”
“The people are waiting,” Fandral comments behind him.
“And the feast as well,” Volstagg adds in.
They all stop speaking as they notice your presence among them.
“Lady Y/N,” Hogun greets with a small tilt of his head. “Pardon us for the intrusion.”
“Will you be joining us at our table today?” Thor asks with a beaming smile.
You open your mouth to respond, but Loki interrupts you before you are able to accept his invitation.
“No, she will not.”
You close your mouth quickly and try to hide the hurt from your face.
“She has better things to do than to listen to your war stories again,” Loki states. “Now if you’ll excuse me…”
He turns towards you and bows slightly. His green eyes meeting yours briefly with an unreadable emotion.
“Lady Y/N,” he whispers. “Thank you for the lovely gift.”
“It was nothing, my prince,” you respond with a curt bow.
A smile erupts on his face at the sound of his title on your lips, but it disappears as quickly as it arrived. He offers you a quick nod before turning away from you and following after his brother and the Warriors Three.
You watch him leave and once he’s out of sight, you let out a heavy sigh. If only he knew of the things he did to you. You wondered if things would change for the best or for the worse.
I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
After all of the celebrations were done with, the songs and dance performances presented to the young prince, the reenactments of his famous battles and festivities, the nobles who tried to outdo each other with their gifts, the awaited banquet had finally arrived. Mead and wine were distributed everywhere while the first courses were slowly being served.
Queen Frigga had immediately sought you to sit next to her as King Odin sat at the head of the table speaking to other high nobles. She told you it was because she was in need of familial conversation instead of political peace treaties and whatnot.
You knew better.
You weren’t the close friend of the God of Lies without being able to spot a few of them on your own.
You knew Queen Frigga suspected of your emotions towards her younger son. It wasn’t like you were even attempting to hide them anymore. If one looked close enough, they would easily see the admiration you held for the dark prince.
Even now, your attention strayed from the conversation. Your eyes were focused on Loki who was currently sporting a smile on his face though his eyes looked bored with Thor’s storytelling.
You could see Thor, who’s already had enough to drink, boasting about some war story. At some point, he over exaggerates an important detail and Loki’s eyes light up at the chance to correct and embarrass his brother. You couldn’t help the smile on your face as you shared his amusement from afar.
“It is clear as day how much you love him.”
You didn’t even have to glance at her to know that Queen Frigga was smiling at this revelation.
“You should tell him how you feel.”
The smile on your face slowly slips away as the contempt quickly turns to fear.
“I cannot do that to him,” she tells him. “Burden him with my emotions… Our friendship means so much to him and myself. I couldn’t bear losing him with this revelation.
“But what if instead of losing a friend, you gain a lover?”
You shake your head refusing to answer her question.
“I have loved him for a thousand years,” you confess to her. “I will love him for a thousand more… even if I must remain a simple friend to him.”
I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
You had had enough mead and food after the fifth course. You were tired and the conversation at the table continued to revolve around the same political mishaps of other nearby kingdoms. Queen Frigga had noticed your attention wavering more often than not and was kind enough to make up an excuse for you to leave the banquet overall.
You walk out of the hall merely keeping your sight on the floor as you tried to ignore the emptiness of your soul.
You wished Loki would have been more interested in spending his birthday with you or at least come and spoken to you at some point in the meal, but he didn’t. He merely stayed seated at his table, enjoying the company of his brother and friends. He didn’t even offer a spare glance in your direction.
With a sigh, you are sadly ready to return home.
“Leaving so soon?”
You quickly look up and turn around to find Loki heading towards you. You quickly place a smile on your face at the sight of him.
“Though the company was pleasing, the conversation grew boring,” you responded with a shrug.
“You could have always joined my side,” Loki offered to her.
“I did not realize that was an option,” you state as you looked away from him. “You seemed disturbed by the idea of me spending dinner at your table.”
“I wasn’t…” Loki sighs out annoyed. “I wasn’t disturbed by you per say… more like the idea of you spending time with my brother. His intentions towards you are as clear as water and I did not intend to waste my birthday seeing my brother’s attempt to woo you.”
You couldn’t help the thought that crossed your mind. The thought that he could possibly be jealous at this moment.
“I was saving you in a sense… saving you from a night of awkward, loud advances,” Loki states with a shrug. “No need to thank me.”
“I was not going to thank you,” you replied as your arms crossed over your chest. “I was in no need of a savior.”
Loki’s face expressed alarm before it quickly shifted to a confused scowl.
“Does that mean… Are you interested in Thor?” Loki interprets your statement.
“No!” you exclaim with a shake of your head. “By the norns, Loki…”
“I apologize,” Loki replies with a shake of his head. “You made it sound like you didn’t want me to intervene between you two.”
You shake your head at him.
“I simply meant that I could defend myself from unwanted advances,” you correct Loki. “Whether it’s the prince of Asgard or a drunken man in the streets.”
Loki hums in understanding and hints of mischief flickers in his eyes. He’s quick to grab a hold of your arms and pushes you onto one of the nearby columns. A gasp escapes your mouth and you’re unable to speak as you feel how closely Loki is pressed against you.
“And what if it’s both?”
“What?” you ask breathlessly as his mouth was dangerously close to touching yours.
“What if the advances came from a drunk prince of Asgard?” Loki asks with a grin.
You didn’t know how to respond. Perhaps it was because you were so close to gaining what you always wanted, or because you certainly drank more than enough mead to gain some courage for this confession, or maybe it was both. Either way, it was now or never.
“If the drunken advances come from the prince I have for so long sought for, I would accept them gratefully,” you whisper to him as you find a way to move even closer to him.
Loki was taken back by your response and simply stared at you with a blank expression. Uneasiness quickly settles into your being and you fear you have revealed too much.
“You’re not lying?” Loki asks you as he searched your face for an answer.
“Why would I lie?”
“Because this could be a trick,” he answers. “A prank you pull on the birthday of the Trickster God.”
“It is not a lie,” you assure him. “I truly do love you, Loki.”
That was all he needed to hear before he pulled you in for a kiss. A kiss he’s been dying to place the moment you came into his life. You tug him closer, never wanting him to pull away, but the lack of air steers both of you to breathe.
You wonder if this is all a dream, but the feel of his heart beating rapidly under your hand was proof enough that it wasn’t. You slowly look up at his eyes and find them already focused on you.
“I love you, Y/N,” he whispers. “I have loved you for a thousand years.”
Sunscreen will provide you with the advertised SPF for 2 hours of sun exposure. After those 2 hours, you need to reapply your sunscreen to keep your skin protected.
So, how do you reapply sunscreen during the day? Layering on more sunscreen throughout the day may make you cringe. At least to me, it sounds a bit unsanitary without fully cleansing your skin first. Let alone if you’re wearing makeup. You can imagine how pleasant layering foundation (even one with SPF) can be.
Thankfully, there are several methods of reapplying your sunscreen during the day that keep things mess-free, your makeup intact, and your skin safe.
First, in the morning, make sure you apply a layer of dedicated sunscreen. Consider this step non-negotiable. This initial and most thorough layer will provide your base of protection throughout the day. Over this, you can apply your makeup.
Ex. Australian Gold Botanics Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50, Make P:Rem Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF 50, Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 30
This is my most highly recommended method, especially during the Summertime or for those with oily skin. Sunscreen powders are loaded with physical UV filters, providing gentle protection while mattifying the skin.
Ex. Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30, Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF 46, Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45
That’s right; all the convince of a cushion compact, filled with sunscreen! Using a cushion puff, sunscreen can be easily reapplied throughout the day. The only downside is that most are physical sunscreens, as they are intended for use on children. Physical sunscreens often mean white cast. Simply avoid the ones branded “mild” or “baby” if you have darker skin.
Also, consider carrying around a cushion puff and your usual base sunscreen. Dispense some sunscreen on the back of your hand and apply it directly to your face with the puff. The puff should make reapplication less disruptive to your makeup.
You could also opt for a bb cushion with light coverage and a high SPF. You’re layering foundation, but that could prove to be an inoffensive option, especially for those with darker skin.
Ex. LANEIGE Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF 50, andLAB Xylitol Mild Sun Cushion SPF 50, The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Baby Sun Cushion SPF 34
Think setting spray, but with added SPF! There is debate about the level of coverage a spray can provide. To be on the safe side, make sure you apply a generous amount and cover your whole face. Oh, and definitely close your eyes.
Ex. Kate Sommerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Setting Spray, PRIVACY UV Face Mist SPF 50, L'oreal Paris UV Perfect Face Mist SPF 50
What if I don’t wear makeup?
If you don’t wear makeup, any of the above methods would work for you. You also have the option of carrying around some makeup wipes/micellar water soaked cotton pads and reapplying your base sunscreen.
Hell, skip the cleansing and apply the base sunscreen over your morning layer, you heathen. Whatever works for you, as long as you reapply that sunscreen!
the belief that things appear more beautiful than they are.
Summary: Jungkook’s a photographer who has a knack for finding the beauty in the simple things. Word Count: 10,623 Genre:Photographer!Jungkook + angst/smut/fluff Warnings: Mentions of death A/N: Based on this song. This is incredibly long, and I’m sorry.
Warm rays of sunshine tickling your nose and making colorful spots dancing in front of your eyes. Trees in full, rich green. The smell of the first apple blossoms. Warm and slightly damp soil in your hands. Gardener aprons with a lot of patches. Straw hats lavishly decorated with flowers from the garden. Chocolate brown irises with dark green rims and thick, dark eyelashes. Freckles splattered all over your face. Rich meals with your family. Heavy gold jewelry. Deep but mellow voices. Luxurious but comfortable clothes. The comfort you receive from a close family member or friend. Hot chocolate and marshmallows.