|Дата: ||2017-12-17 05:11:35|
|Тема: ||Shatterproof Plan, Part 17 |
|Теги: ||character: teddy lupin, pairing: harry/draco, community: newyearcntdown, community: adventdrabbles, story: shatterproof plan, community: dracoharry100, community: slythindor100, rating: pg-13 |
Shatterproof Plan, Part 17
: Gang's all here: Teddy, Draco, Harry, Neville
EWE. Angst. Eventual HEA.
I do not own the characters. This is all fun and no offence is intended.
Unbetaed. Also to note: I have a death-like flu so things might not make sense. I try though. I try.
Written for 1. early bird prompt: Nutcracker Doll, 2. prompt: Nutcracker, 3. prompt: Cold Feet, 4. adventdrabbles prompt/day 17: scent of pine.
Draco and Teddy were seated as soon as they'd reached the restaurant, and Teddy waived at Longbottom and Harry when they arrived. Draco resisted rolling his eyes at Teddy's enthusiasm at seeing Longbottom, but at the same time was envious of all the excitement and innocence in his dear cousin. He was as fresh as the scent of pine.
Draco wished he'd been so unmarred when he was Teddy's age. But when he was Teddy's age, he had Harry.
"Did we keep you waiting?" Longbottom asked when he took a seat next to Draco, and Harry sat across from Longbottom.
The Christmas decorations at the table had changed from the day before. They were just as bizarre but this time, there were tiny Nutcracker figures dancing about than shirtless Santas.
"No, we got here ourselves," Teddy said, excited, and then opened the menu.
Draco grabbed the menu as well and started reading over his options but he couldn't get over how Harry was right there. He was sitting diagonally across from him at the table, and yesterday, they'd seen each other naked. He'd seen Harry's face when he came in that bloke's mouth and he'd watched Draco as he'd touched himself.
Gods, was that only yesterday?
"Draco," Teddy said, sounding like he'd been calling Draco's name.
"I'm sorry, what?"
"D'you want a mimosa?" Teddy said, we can get a pitcher for the table. It's their speciality here.
"How do you kn—? Oh never mind, you're probably best friends with the chef and got a tour of the kitchens already," Draco said rolling his eyes.
From the corner of his eye, Draco found Harry watching him, and Draco straightened up. "Order whatever you like."
"I'm not drinking," Longbottom said. "Alcohol that is. I'll simply order juice."
"Is there a particular reason?" Draco asked, putting his menu down. He had no idea what he was going to order, he couldn't concentrate on bloody anything. He knew he'd end up ordering scrambled eggs with toast and that was about it.
When Longbottom looked like he was hesitating, Draco quickly spoke up. "I'm sorry, it's none of my business."
"No, it's fine," Longbottom said, sounding anything but fine. "I'm taking a break, is all."
"Hmm," Draco said, nodding. "You said you were here as a distraction…perhaps it's a good idea."
"When did you say that?" Harry asked abruptly and it gave Draco a start.
"Oh, yesterday, when we were in the lifts—"
"You didn't tell me that's what you talked about," Harry said to Longbottom, almost accusatory.
"Must've slipped my mind," Longbottom said nonchalantly.
Draco watched as Harry's brows furrowed and he was trying to community something with Longbottom. He found himself thinking how Harry had a handsome face. His features had sharpened over the years, his jaw was firm, and the way his hair fell on his forehead, it almost entirely hid his scar.
Draco's attention was brought back when Teddy kicked him under the table.
"What the bloody hell, Teddy?"
"So, what are we ordering?" Teddy asked, as if nothing had happened at all.
"How's your business?" Draco asked Longbottom once they'd ordered.
"It's going well. I've been on the road a lot attending conferences mainly presenting at them while Harry and Padma handle the business end of things," Longbottom said and he pointed at Harry which gave Draco another chance to steal a glance at the man himself.
Harry seemed to be busy talking to Teddy about something but he'd paused for one brief second which made Draco think he was also listening to Draco's conversation.
"Yes, of course, I read your recent article on preventing toxicity when using herbs high in alkaloids. I enjoyed your interview with the ayurvedic practitioner who was visiting from Kerala."
"Oh, have you been?"
Draco shook his head. "No, my potion brewing has mostly had me travel to the Far East, the times I had been to India, I was mostly in the North East. I've yet to travel to the south."
"It's a beautiful place from what I've seen in the pictures, of course, Padma is always travelling to visit her family and they take a holiday every Christmas touring the country. It was how the idea really came to visit Australia for us, since the Patils are escaping to warmer climates during Christmas as well."
Draco smiled. "And then I ruined it all," he mumbled, mostly to himself.
"You haven't, Draco, don't…"
Their food arrived and whatever Longbottom was going to say was lost.
As their breakfast was over, Teddy announced he was going to a 'singles' meetup' and catch up with some of the few friends he'd made the night before. He asked if Longbottom wanted to join him and Longbottom laughed and politely declined.
"I think I'm going to go and soak in some sun," he said. "I'm here for a relaxing holiday and not to compete with other men for attention I don't want to have or want to give…"
Teddy looked at Harry who was about to say something to Teddy but Teddy cut him off. "Okay, I'm off then," he said and all but ran away.
"That was subtle," Longbottom said chuckling. "I suppose that's my cue to leave…"
No one at the table said anything and then Draco broke the silence. "I'll settle the bill," he said.
"I've already asked them to charge it to my room," Harry said, looking right at Draco.
Draco had to give him that—the man had never not faced anything head on.
"That was very kind of you but—"
"Oh Gods…" Longbottom said, sounding exasperated. "If I leave the two of you alone, do you think you'll stop being so formal with each other? Because I don't think I can handle this. I've never seen you two so cordial, not even when you were together."
"A lot can change in seventeen years," said Draco.
"And a lot stays the same," replied Longbottom. "Listen, I'm going to go now. I hope I don't hear from the authorities about two guests getting into it. I trust I can count on you both to work this out."
"Work what out?" Harry asked before Draco had the chance.
"You told me he said you two should try to be friends," Longbottom said, looking right at Harry. "So, I don't know, maybe talk?"
"I'd like that," Draco said as quickly as he could get a word in. "Can we? Talk?" He needed to get this all out before he got cold feet.
Harry nodded once and stood up. Draco did the same. When Harry didn't say anything else and started to walk away, Draco simply stared at him.
"Go after him," Longbottom said.
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|Дата: ||2017-12-17 04:00:18|
|Тема: ||Австрия: сформировано правительство |
|Теги: ||euronews, ne, po, populyarnyj, russkom-sajt-facebook-twitter-google, Австрия, Допустимые форматы изображений, Обязательные поля, популярный новостной канал |
Партнёры по коалиции представили президенту Австрии состав нового правительства. Коалиция не намерена поднимать вопрос о выходе из Евросоюза.…
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|Дата: ||2017-12-17 03:56:13|
|Тема: ||25 Days of Drawings - Day 16 - HERMIONE GRANGER and NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM |
|Теги: ||25 days of drawings, christmas, hermione granger, neville longbottom |
said, "How about Neville/Hermione with both a Yule log and a Christmas tree, enjoying the warmth?" and I said, "How about this instead...?"
Happy holidays, my friend, I hope this will make your reindeer prance!
|Дата: ||2017-12-17 02:26:12|
|Тема: ||Torchwood-fest - Unstoppable |
|Теги: ||character: jack harkness, character: ianto jones, torchwood_fest |
Length: 2,026 words
Characters: Jack, Ianto
Prompt used: Written for 's prompt "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas but not this white, please snow stop." at
Summary: Ianto's desire to square things away before Christmas has backfired.
|Дата: ||2017-12-17 01:50:07|
|Тема: ||Week 14: Miami Dolphins 27, New England Patriots 20 (10-3) (Monday, December 11, 2017) |
|Теги: ||new england patriots, football, tom brady |
Week 14: Miami Dolphins 27, New England Patriots 20 (10-3) (Monday, December 11, 2017)
Whoops, forgot to post this review!
Well,since the Patriots stunk it up, I'm not surprised I wanted to forget this game. The defense was okay stopping the pass but couldn't stop the run, the kicker kicked a dreadful onside kick, and the offense was putrid. That's pretty much it. Tom had a bad game and without Gronk, the offense was moribund.
Tomorrow's game is a biggie: if the Patriots don't beat the Steelers, they can kiss the No. 1 seed goodbye.
Pats lost, Dolphins won, Jets lost, and the Bills won in OT in a blizzard.
AFC EAST DIVISION
BUFF 7-6 (OT)
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|Дата: ||2017-12-17 01:47:58|
|Тема: ||Ле Пен призвала ликвидировать ЕС |
|Теги: ||dalee, euronews, evropu, iz, populyarnyj, russkom-sajt-facebook-twitter-google, yazykah-na, za, Европейский Союз |
Националистические партий из 10 стран Евросоюза провели в Праге конференцию «За Европу суверенных наций». Собравшиеся выступили против миграционной политики ЕС.…
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|Дата: ||2017-12-17 00:41:10|
|Тема: ||Военный врач раскрыл причину плохого самочувствия пилотов самолёта F-35 |
|Теги: ||ПИНДОСТАН - NEW |
На какие только уловки не пойдут американские летчики, чтобы отмазаться от встреч в воздухе с сумасшедшими русскими пилотами.
На состоянии здоровья экипажа помимо прочего сказалось применение грудного ремня, который лётчики затягивают слишком туго.
Военный врач полковник ВВС США Джей Флоттманн назвал возможную причину плохого самочувствия пилотов новейших истребителей-бомбардировщиков F-35. Об этом сообщает издание Aviation Week.
По словам Флоттманна, на состоянии здоровья экипажа сказалось повышенное содержание кислорода в дыхательном газе. В сочетании с работой регулятора дыхания он отрицательно влияет на производительность человека.
Чтобы это определить, он сам совершил три полёта на F/A-18 Hornet. Один из самолётов был оборудован системой подачи жидкого кислорода LOX, а другие два — более современной кислородной станцией, которой оснащены истребители-бомбардировщики F-35.
Также военный врач отметил, что лётчики слишком туго затягивают грудной ремень, что также негативно влияет на дыхание.
Первые испытания F-35 начались в 2006 году. С того времени произошло десять эпизодов ухудшения самочувствия экипажа. Столько же было выявлено после возобновления испытаний воздушного судна в 2017 году.
|Дата: ||2017-12-17 00:35:05|
|Тема: ||Challenge 478 - Out of gas |
|Теги: ||character: jack harkness, character: ianto jones, empty 478, tw100 |
Title: Out of gas
Characters: Ianto, Jack
Challenge: 478 - Empty at
Notes: The boys are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Five drabbles, one story.
'I don't understand how we could have just broken down in the middle of nowhere,' Ianto complained, leaning back against the SUV, arms folded in annoyance.
'It's pretty simple, Ianto,' Jack bit back, equally frustrated. 'We ran out of fuel.'
'We can't have,' he argued. 'I filled it this morning.'
Jack threw open the door and pointed at the fuel gauge. 'It says empty. I don't know where the confusion is.'
'But. It. Was. Full,' Ianto repeated, emphasizing each word.
'Well, it's not now,' Jack said.
Ianto turned on his heel, walking away.
'Where are you going?'
'To get fuel.'
Ianto waited for the sound of footsteps to come up behind him but they didn't.
Great. What a time to have a row, stuck miles from anywhere. Still, he supposed he didn't feel like Jack tagging along behind him anyway right now. He was just so mad.
How could Jack be so empty-headed as to not notice the fuel gauge running low? It shouldn't be, but that wasn't the point. If he had noticed, they might have stopped for more at the service station he'd seen eight miles back. Now he'd have to walk all the way there and back.
Jack watched Ianto storm off down the road. He was mad. It was bloody miles to walk. There had to be a better solution to the problem.
Angry as he was, it didn't take long to discover the source of the problem. The fuel tank was cracked underneath. His occasionally reckless driving, no doubt. Just something else for Ianto to blame him for.
He slumped in the seat, mad at Ianto but wishing he'd chased after him all the same. It felt so lonely and empty without him here. Better that they argue for miles but at least be together.
After two hours of walking without another car in sight, the service station looked like heaven. Never mind he still had to walk back, lugging a heavy fuel can. He wished Jack had come with him so they could have shared the load.
Worse still was the discovery that the service station hadn't sold fuel for years. They had milk and crisps, but not the one thing he really needed. How could he go back empty-handed?
The proprietor put in a call to a local garage but couldn't get there until tomorrow morning.
Defeated, Ianto began the long trek back.
It was beginning to rain when the sound of the car door opening startled Jack.
'Of course I'm back,' Ianto replied. 'You didn't think I'd just leave you here, did you?'
'I had my doubts,' Jack confessed. 'Need a hand with the fuel?'
'Nope. Because there is none.' He told Jack the bad news.
'So, were stuck here all night?'
'Great,' Jack moped. 'And I'm starving.'
'Well, that I can fix,' Ianto replied, producing a bag with two packets of crisps and a pair of chocolate bars. 'At least we won't be waiting on an empty stomach.'
|Дата: ||2017-12-16 23:54:27|
|Тема: || |
|Теги: ||illness, fuckage |
It's been a rather unpleasant two or three days. On Tuesday evening, I checked our bank account and discovered $500 missing. It was an autodraw by Tim's health insurance company, but that is normally $56, not $500. First I called the bank to make sure it was really by the insurance company, and to see if they could get it back, since we'd only authorized the $56 a month. Next up was the insurance company, which took place the next day, because they were closed already. Wait on hold. Wait on a call back. Finally got a human; all she could tell me was that it looked like Health & Welfare had changed how much of a subsidy Tim was getting. The $500 was to cover his premiums for November and December (for which the regular amount had already been drawn some time before). And, no, we could not cancel December's coverage.
Call Health and Welfare. Wait on hold. Wait for a call back. Hours later, get call back. They could tell the subsidy was changed, but not why. They send me else where. Wait on hold. Wait on call back. By now it's obvious they've closed for the day, which means they'll probably call at 7 a.m. when they open on Friday. Sure enough, he calls at a quarter after 7. After some searching, he finds that Tim's subsidy had been wrong all year, and said the change was because I started getting SOcial Security in November. Er, no, I've been getting it all along, it's been reported all along, and it was shown on Your Health Idaho as being declared. Somehow, for 2017, a human or a computer had missed putting it in. So the extra $3000 a year threw Tim into a different bracket. That we actually owed about $4000 for the year that had been covered. I panic but he assures me they will not come after us for that amount. Hopefully he's right. It's bad enough to lose a whole month of Tim's wages in one swoop; $4000 would wipe us out and leave us owing. And Tim is super pissed because if this had been done right and shown $300 a month premium, he would have either taken a cheaper policy or skipped having insurance totally.
Meanwhile I've managed to upset myself into a massive IBS flare (that, or I've caught a bug). It hurts to even touch my belly. Taking the dreaded imipramine, and checking my blood sugar frequently.
Then Friday I go into hospice and to do other errands, including going to the bank. I get into the office, and see that I've lost the checks out of my purse. Run back out to the parking lot; there are the checks, still paper clipped together, right by the car door. Nothing else in sight on the ground.
A half an hour later, I get a call from the police. Someone has turned in a check with my name on it. I say "In the hospital parking lot, I'll bet!" Yes. Someone found it and took it to the police station. I am so grateful for that!
So, we aren't going to the shelter Christmas party tonight. I feel too crappy, and Tim is working overtime like crazy right now, and just wants to have an evening in front of the TV. If my guts don't cooperate, I won't make it to dance tomorrow. I'm making something for the pot luck, though, just in case I feel better.
|Дата: ||2017-12-16 23:19:23|
|Тема: ||Tears For Fears - "I Love You But I'm Lost"... |
|Теги: ||2017, pop, rock, new wave |
Клип на первую песню бритов за 13 лет:
|Дата: ||2017-12-16 23:19:10|
|Тема: ||Fanfiction: Grounded |
|Теги: ||fanfiction, fandom: harry potter, character: harry potter, character: draco malfoy, community: slythindor100, community: newyearcntdown, community: dracoharry100, holidays 2017 |
A sudden snow storm keeps Draco away at Christmas.
I own nothing; I make no money from this. Harry Potter belongs to JK Rowling, Warner Brothers, Scholastic Books, et. al.
This is day 16 of the challenge and the prompt 'hating winter'. Written for day 16 of the challenge. The photo used was of a phoenix tattoo. And this is also for the prompt of 'stranded away from home' at .
Masterlist for advent fics is here.
Read on AO3 | DW | IJ
|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:45:42|
|Тема: ||Инвесторы не доверяют тому, что делает Президент Путин с Газпромом в последние 9 лет |
|Теги: ||eto, gazpromom, ne, tom, доверии инвесторов, журналистам Владимир Путин, президент трамп, экономикой Российской Федерации |
“Посмотрите на рынки, как они выросли. Это говорит о доверии инвесторов к американской экономике. Это говорит о том, что они доверяют тому, что делает Президент Трамп в этой сфере”, – рассказал журналистам Владимир Путин.
А теперь посмотрим на газпромовский график, показывающий ...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:45:41|
|Тема: ||Рубль на грани: российские банкиры советуют готовиться к новым санкциям США |
|Теги: ||8211, etom, ili, iz, ne, po, vsego, za |
Пока правительство России и ЦБ излучают оптимизм, российские инвестбанкиры готовятся к худшему.
Новые пакет санкций США с запретом на инвестиции в российский госдолг будет введен. Такое мнение в ходе голосования высказали большинство представителей банков и инвесткомпаний, принимавших участие ...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:45:24|
|Тема: ||Россия и ЕС: почему особых отношений с Германией и Францией больше не будет |
|Теги: ||2016, 2017, dlya, godu, iz, ne, ot, za |
Настроения и установки, определяющие политику Германии и Франции на российском направлении, в последние несколько лет существенно изменились. Сегодня Германия и Франция занимают скорее скептическую позицию, а идеи стратегического партнерства с Москвой отодвинуты в сторону. Россия уже не сможе...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:45:21|
|Тема: ||Авиасообщение |
|Теги: ||2018, 8211, dlya, etom, iz, ne, po, vsego |
С февраля возобновляется регулярное авиасобщение между Москвой и Каиром. Однако туристические маршруты продолжают оставаться закрытыми, и переговоры по ним продолжатся в течение 2018 года. По всей видимости, Кремль не получил достаточных гарантий и согласия по всем вопросам о размещении военной б...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:42:44|
|Тема: ||Anythingdrabble Challenge 14 - Reversal of fortune |
|Теги: ||character: jack harkness, anythingdrabble |
Title: Reversal of fortune
Word Count: 500 words
Notes: Written for Challenge 14 - Reversal at
Summary: Jack's fortunes take a turn for the worse.
As the weeks wore on, the more angry Jack grew. He tried everything he could think of: hypnosis, illicit drugs, a form of deep mind control that was strictly banned by the Shadow Proclamation, but nothing and no one could extract the vital information from his neural pathways that had been suppressed. Suppressed or removed completely, he wondered. Could the Agency have that kind of power?
Just a few weeks ago, life had been good. He'd been the star child of the Time Agency, its youngest, brightest recruit in years, now an experienced and capable agent with several years of exemplary service under his belt. He was going places, getting the pick of the crop when it came to assignments. Things were on the up and up. He had no reason to think that wouldn't continue.
Then two months ago everything had changed. He'd woken up in a cell in what he immediately recognized as Star System Nine, the unofficial headquarters for the Agency. He'd put plenty of people in those cells, but now found himself in one. Just outside was the Agency Director, looking down at him with a look of abject disappointment. He'd never seen that look on the Director's face, not in relation to his efforts. He was a strict taskmaster, but he'd always been glowing in his reports of Jack's missions. This was all new territory.
He tried to remember what he'd done that might have caused the Director's displeasure, but he found his memory suddenly blank. Not just blank, but gone. He tried to recall the last thing he'd done before waking up here but everything was a blur.
'What happened?' he asked. When the Director frowned at him, there was something strange in his countenance. He seemed older and more careworn by the job than the last time Jack had seen him.
'Decontamination,' the Director replied. That was Agency speak for rehabilitation, which covered a plethora of situations where agents were drugged and locked up for their misdemeanors.
'Decontamination for what?'
'You know I can't tell you that, Agent 287. Be grateful. For anyone else, termination would have been demanded.' Termination, death in other words. Sweet goddesses, what the hell had he done?
Try as he might, he couldn't uncover the truth. It ate away at him more each day. Two years of memories just gone forever. They had no right, whatever he'd done.
The day he'd been finally cleared to return to active duty, they'd handed back his vortex manipulator and handed him his new mission. It was nothing more than a babysitting job, well below his usual remit. He got the message loud and clear. He was tainted goods now, and it felt like a kick in the guts. It only made the decision easier. He took his wrist strap and his orders, along with what little possessions he owned. This would be one mission he intended not returning from. Let them come after him if they chose. They'd never find him.
|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:30:07|
|Тема: ||Жизнь без Мугабе. Что происходит в Зимбабве после смены власти |
|Теги: ||2017, 2018, dlya, etom, iz, ne, po, za |
Внутри Зимбабве популярной объяснительной моделью для описания текущего положения дел в стране стала аналогия с историей Китая. Мнангагва представляется (потенциально) местным Дэн Сяопином, то есть лидером с прагматичным подходом к восстановлению экономики после потрясений, ассоциирующихся ли...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:15:34|
|Тема: ||Взрыв в Баумгартене может ускорить строительство Трансадриатического газопровода |
|Теги: ||8211, gaza, ili, iz, ne, za, Турецкого потока, чрезвычайное положение |
Будь у нас Трансадриатический газопровод, не пришлось бы объявлять чрезвычайное положение, заявил министр промышленности Италии Карло Календа. Чрезвычайное положение было объявлено после взрыва в австрийском Баумгартене, из-за которого поставки российского газа в Италию снизились почти до нуля.
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:15:18|
|Тема: ||Война закончилась, готовимся к новой |
|Теги: ||8211, dlya, etom, iz, ne, po, za, Исламское государство |
Заявление Путина о выводе войск из Сирии, понятно, не означает, что их на самом деле выведут. Их сократят до минимально необходимого количества, причем под минимально необходимым, судя по всему, будет пониматься тот контингент, который будет иметь возможность защитить сам себя. Реальные цели войн...
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|Дата: ||2017-12-16 22:15:14|
|Тема: ||Русский след |
|Теги: ||dlya, godu, ili, nado, pri, svoyu, vpolne, vse |
К концу своего фактического восемнадцатилетнего правления Путин для мира больше не единственный Бабайка — теперь бабайками считают всех россиян скопом.
Отговорил король в очередной бессмысленный раз: это я о ежегодной пресс-конференции бессменного лидера России. Все как всегда: журналисты, за р...
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