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2023.06.02 01:01 brown_eyed_gurl Feedback on my itinerary?

Thank you everyone for all of the amazing advice that I've gotten so far, I was hoping that I could get some feedback on my itinerary (trip is coming up in just over three weeks!!!) I tried to not fit too much into each day (based on everyone's suggestions) and I think I may have a good idea of what to do...would love to know what you all think though!!! I'm traveling solo so I can easily adjust my plans :) I also was able to go up the Eiffel Tower and spend time in the Louvre the last time I was in Paris (back in 2005) so while I love those two experiences I think I can skip spending any time in/on them. Also, I do not drink alcohol so any suggestions on places with good mocktails would be fantastic!
Wednesday-Monday spent in Alsace
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2023.06.02 01:00 Tyranitron [Fanfic[ A Beast's Heart Ch.40

Hey everyone! I managed to finally do what I planned and alternate fics with each chapter xD. I don't know what it is, but I get hyper focused here and there and then I can get such writer's block with certain things while writing but then get in a zone after managing to get past certain sections. Anyway, this is the second of three planned Linked Souls Day chapters, the next one being the last and from there just hopefully one more chapter that serves as a prelude and transition into the canon events. But don't quote me fully on this as it MIGHT turn into two chapters depending on if I can fit everything in it. But I'm excited to get into the canon material as I've had plans for it since 2020 xD. Anyway, I'm going to likely swap back to my Helluva Boss fic to do a chapter than swap back to this as I want to try to prevent any burn out. Fair warning, I might get a lil hyper focused on the HB fic, but I will do my best to keep a good balance and get back to this as soon as possible.
As I've said before both of these fics are passion projects that I intend to finish no matter how long it takes as I love writing in both worlds. Also, I'm still sticking to this being set pretty much in Japan given everything in canon and sticking to those sensibilities and laws while not neglecting my own western ones and other westerners. I know I've put the disclaimer bout the Nazomi and Sebastian relationship on every prior chapter focusing on then, I just want to make it clear each time this is being handled with care and the maturity it demands. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy and I might get the next chapter out maybe early next month or near the end of this one depending on how things go, but I WILL get it out.
Also, curious what everyone thinks about my introduction of a Valentines equivalent.

After Shinoku and Vega left to meet up with Anya and Sheila, Sebastian took the time to finish getting ready for when he’d meet up with Nazomi. Just like his friends, Sebastian took his time to make sure that he looked good enough for their rendezvous, putting on some clothes he had that looked very similar to the Cherryton uniform aside from differing colors and other minor things. Also like Shinoku and Vega, he had gotten Nazomi a gift as well. After making sure he was good and ready for his meet up with Nazomi, Sebastian went back to reading to pass the time till he needed to head down the hill to meet up with her. As he waited, Sebastian heard his phone ring, quickly going to see who it was and answering it when he saw it was his mother.
“Hello Sebastian.” His mother said as he answered the phone. “I hope you’re well.”
“Hi mom.” he replied. “Yeah, I’m doing well.”
“That’s good to hear. How are your grades, I trust you’re keeping them high like you always do.” His mother inquired.
“I am.”
“That’s good to hear, you always do your best. Though, I’m not sure why you don’t do cram school like your brother did and your sister is doing. It’s nice that you work hard, don’t get me wrong, but I just want to make sure you’re living up to your full potential.” She said, her tone carrying that always subtle pressure of a proud lioness with high expectations.
And there it was; while she did care for him like any lion mother, she always wanted him to live up to the standards and the image of what a lion should be. Not that she was any different from any other lioness towards her kids, they all knew they had to make sure that the reputation of the king of beasts was maintained. It was an ever present driving force for lions; to stand apart, set the example, excel and push yourself to ever higher points and positions. It was both the greatest driving factor, and the most dangerous threat to a lion. While most would manage to get by and repress the toll it took or even thrive; for others, it would be far too much pressure. It was what lead to so many lions to go to the back alley, to form the likes of the shishigumi or join it.
Sebastian took a moment, the pressure of his mother’s expectations briefly showing before he quickly composed himself. “I understand mom, don’t worry, I have everything planned out.” he assured her. “I’m just tackling things in a way that allows me to give my full attention to my grades here. It’s not that I’m not interested in cram school, I just think it’s more logical to not have my focus split too much.”
“Always the analytical one my little Seby.” his mother commented. “But you only focus on your schoolwork and your reading, even your brother managed to handle doing cram school AND being on his school’s baseball team. He always did so well, even as a cub. Your sister’s also excelling in her gymnastics.” She added. His mother never overtly sounded disappointed, but the subtle nudges and constant reminding of his siblings’ achievements spoke volumes of her wanting him to be like them and every other lion. Why couldn’t she just understand that while he had the potential like every other lion, he just didn’t have the interest? Wasn’t it enough that they were bringing home trophies to show off?
Sebastian let the pressure he felt slip slightly once more before regaining his composure again. “That’s good to hear they’re doing so well…” he said in a cheerful voice. “You don’t need to worry though mom, I’ll make sure I get into a good college, plus all my teachers like me. Getting a recommendation good enough to be accepted won’t be hard to get.”
“True, your teachers always liked you.” His mother said. “But it’s just so rare for a lion not to do cram school. At least, in terms of the ones wanting to make a good life for themselves.” she commented in a veiled implication that a lot of the lions who chose not to were always trouble makers and bad seeds.
“I know mom.” Sebastian replied. “But I do have a career path set and I’m not going to stray from it.”
“And given the way you study and your grades I have no doubt. I can’t wait to hear what prestigious college you become the head over. But you might decide to be something equally important to society.” his mother commented. He never dared once to say he wanted to just teach, he didn’t even care where. All he ever said when what he wanted to be came up was something potentially in education and just smile and nod when his mother would suggest stuff. “By the way, have you found a nice lioness yet?”
“No, not yet mom.” Sebastian replied. He didn’t even dare to think about giving her a hint that he had found someone, knowing full well the questions that ensue about her and wanting to see a picture of or talk to her.
“That’s a shame, I hate to hear that you’re alone on Linked Souls Day. Are you looking?” his mother asked.
“Yes mom, I am.” Sebastian lied. “I’ll find someone, it just takes time for some.”
“But you’re so handsome, are you sure you’re looking or giving good impressions?”
“I am…” Sebastian replied as he held back a sigh.
“Alright. But just know that I have a few friends with very nice daughters, I could always introduce you to.”
Sebastian pinched his brow. “Thanks...but I’m sure I’ll find someone soon.”
“OK, just don’t get so caught up in your studies that you forget.” his mother commented. “Anyway, I need to get going, your father’s going to be taking me out for a romantic date. He says hi by the way.”
“I won’t.” Sebastian said as he composed himself once more. “And that sounds nice, tell him I say hello.”
“Sure. And Sebastian, keep working hard and making us proud.” his mother said before hanging up.
Sebastian let out a sigh as he hung up his phone, putting it back in his pocket. As he did so, Hassan looked at him. “I get the whole familial pressure, it’s not fun. I can only imagine what it’s like with being a lion.”
“She means well…” Sebastian replied.
“Clearly given the expressions you let slip.” Hassan pointed out. “I’m not trying to say your mother’s horrible, but her intentions aren’t exactly selfless.”
“It’s just how it is for us lions.”
“Well if you ask me it’s a bunch of bullshit.” Jax commented.
Hassan just shrugged. “Like Sebastian said, it’s just what it is. All we can do is just not let it get to us and forge our own paths the best we can when it comes to expectations.”
“Anyway, I better start heading out, it’s getting close to time for me to meet up with miss Nazomi.” Sebastian said as he stood up, walking over to get the flowers and gift for Nazomi.
“Sure you don’t need any help?” Hassan asked.
“I’ll be fine.”
Hassan nodded. “Alright.”
“Keep living the dream dude, maybe you’ll get to spend the night with her.” Jax said with a wide grin.
Sebastian just rolled his eyes at Jax before walking out to meet up with Nazomi, not even wanting to respond to the comment. As he headed down to the main floor of the dorm, Sebastian felt a combination of excitement and nervousness. It was his first time celebrating Linked Souls Day with anyone, not that he was ever really bothered about not being able to do so in the past. Sebastian also felt a bit guilty due to the fact that because he was a student and Nazomi a teacher, he couldn’t really do anything publicly with her let alone the fact that she was preparing the meal for them to eat.
Deep down he was a romantic at heart, much maligning the fact that he couldn’t be the one to treat her to a cooked meal. It didn’t really feel right that on Linked Souls Day she was doing most the work. It was just something that he would make sure to do in the future if things got that far with them. Although he still worried about being the potential cause of her losing her job. That, and exactly when and how he was going to introduce her to his parents when he was no longer a student. Hopefully he’d have it figured out when the time came.
Sebastian let out a sigh as he exited the boy’s dorm. Despite all the worries, he still deep down found himself hoping that this would work out. Even with the returning thought of this being just a potential rebellion against his parents and their expectations, he could not deny how he felt about the older feline. Especially with their first date still ever present in his mind. No matter what challenges or obstacles they might face, he was willing to face them, his resolve hardening all the more. Even if it ended up with them having to end things before something bad happened, he’d rather live knowing he tried his best than giving into the fear and not trying to fight for his own happiness.
It didn’t take long for Sebastian to leave the school and get down the hill to where Nazomi said she would be waiting for him, and as he got to their rendezvous spot he stopped. His eyes widened as he felt his heart about to beat out of his chest. Before him stood Nazomi next to her car, dressed in a rather nice satin button down green blouse and black business skirt with a slit on the left side that fit her perfectly. She looked beautiful, so much so that Sebastian felt his cheeks were on fire and his heart was about toleap out of his chest as he blushed, unable to really say anything for a few moments.
“W-wow…” he managed to say as he managed to walk over to Nazomi. “You look...amazing.”
Nazomi smiled a bit. “Thank you, I did try.” she said as she blushed ever so slightly. “I would have worn a dress, but I didn’t want to arouse any real suspicion…”
“It’s fine, there’s not a time I’ve seen you where you didn’t look beautiful.” Sebastian said as he continued to blush, rubbing the back of his head as he did so.
Nazomi blushed more. “You look quite handsome yourself, and just as professional as I do.” she commented. “At least it won’t look too suspicious...I hope.”
“I’m sure it won’t.” Sebastian commented before blinking. “Oh, right, I got you these.” Sebastian added as he handed her the bouquet.
“Awe, thank you love.” Nazomi almost cooed as she took the flowers. “They’re beautiful, I can’t remember the last time I got flowers...Thank you.”
Sebastian smiled as he then handed her a smallish wrapped box. “I also got you this.”
Nazomi blinked as she took the gift, opening it to see it was a bottle of perfume. Taking it out of the box she gave it a sniff. “It smells wonderful, I can’t imagine how much this was…”
“It’s nothing, I saw it one day and thought it’d suit you. So I saved up to make sure I could get you it for today.”
Nazomi smiled, tail flicking as a purr emitted from her throat. “You really are too sweet.” she said as she moved to put the gifts up and then hugged Sebastian. “Again, thanks.” she added as she gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Shall we?”
“Yes.” Sebastian replied, giving Nazomi a nuzzle.
The two got in Nazomi’s car, Sebastian first asking if he should maybe hide out of site like in the trunk only for Nazomi to insist that he sit in the passenger seat. Despite his concerns she said if anyone asked, she was just helping him get to Linked Souls Day meet up. Which, in the most technical sense was not a lie. Sebastian nodded, getting in the passenger seat before Nazomi started her car up and drove.
As They drove through the city to Nazomi’s house something hit Sebastian that he could not believe he didn’t think about even when he had first seen the female cat. “Hey, Mrs. Nazomi?” he asked as he looked at her.
“Yes love?” she asked.
“I just realized...you’re a bit tall for an oriental shorthair. It’s something I should have realized sooner, are you…”
“A mixed species?” Nazomi finished asking for him with a slight smile. “Most don’t really take note until they hit their growth spurts and outgrow me by whatever their heights usually are depending on species. But yes, I am.” she answered. “I’m one third panther on my mother’s side.”
Sebastian blinked, that would explain why she was a bit more ebony in her fur color and why she was taller than the typical shorthair. In fact, her coming up to just under the mid point of his chest hadn’t come off as odd until he thought about it. With some growth still to come, odds are she’d likely be at his gut or just over his waist by the time he finished growing. Not that it was really a problem or he minded, it was just an observation he made.
His eyes glanced over at the scenery as they drove, taking in the buildings and noting that they were sticking to a fairly nice part of town. He then glanced over at Nazomi, taking in how beautiful she looked with a blush, she really was quite something. Sebastian found himself moving his hand closer to hers when they stopped at a red light. Nazomi smiled as she noticed, her hand moving towards his as they held hands for a moment before the light turned green. It did become a thing though with each stop they had to make, both of them enjoying the sign of affection.
It didn’t take too long until they had entered in a rather nice looking neighborhood, about the kind Sebastian assumed Nazomi might live in. It was nice and modest and the house that Nazomi pulled in to was just as nice looking. Thankfully, most of her neighbors were either out celebrating the holiday or doing so in their homes.“Here we are.” Nazomi said warmly.
“It’s a nice looking home.” Sebastian said as the two got out.
“Thanks. It’s really nothing all that special, but it’s nice and cozy and it’s really all I need.” Nazomi replied as she got the gifts Sebastian had gotten before heading to the door with the lion, both their tails flicking and even entwining a bit as they approached it. When they got to the door Nazomi fumbled a bit as she got her keys to unlock it.
“Allow me.” Sebastian offered as he helped her unlock the door, opening it for her.
“Thank you.” Nazomi smiled as she took a quick look around before pecking his cheek. “I’ll put these up while you make yourself at home. I haven’t quite started what I was going to fix, so it will be a bit longer before we eat.”
“You haven’t?” Sebastian inquired. “Then mind if I help? I feel bad that you’re doing a lot of the work and it’s only right that I do everything I can for you today.”
Nazomi smiled as she looked at him. “You’re such a kind, sweet, animal Sebastian. I don’t mind, really.”
“I insist.”
Nazomi chuckled slightly. “You really are a gentleman aren’t you?” she mused.
Sebastian blushed a bit as he rubbed the back of his head. “I just...I want to do whatever I can. You’re a wonderful woman and a great teacher. And, well, I want to take any and every opportunity I can get to treat you right because you deserve it.” the lion said as he blushed some more, conviction clear to see in his eyes.
Nazomi couldn’t help but blush, his words having touched her more than anything in her past relationships. “Alright, how about this? If you want to help me then let’s make it a thing and finish cooking it together?” she offered with a smile.
“I’d like that.” Sebastian agreed with his own smile.
“Alright, just give me a moment.”
Sebastian nodded as Nazomi went to go put up the gifts that Sebastian jad gotten her. As she headed off, Sebastian found his eyes wandering over her form, taking in her figure that was shown off by her attire as well as lower, noting her slightly swaying hips and…tail. Sebastian cursed himself as he moved his eyes to something else. Sure he was still a teenager, a boy, but he prided himself in being better than most. Sure he had his...moments, as Jax so brazenly pointed out. But the last thing he wanted was to be that inappropriate towards Nazomi, even if he did, at times, allow some indulgences here and there.
When Nazomi got back she smiled. “Alright, ready?”
Sebastian nodded. “Yes.”
“OK, should be done in half the time with both of us working on it.”
Nazomi lead Sebastian to the kitchen to show him that she was preparing, a fruit lasagna with the usual accompaniments. After Sebastian looked over the recipe she was using, one from the cooking show Happy Happy Cooking that was toted to be one of their more popular ones among carnivores. he set to work helping her, working side by side as they prepared the fruit, making sure that everything was layered properly. Like in the car, ever now and then Nazomi and Sebastian would briefly hold hands as they prepared the meal, satisfying their feline proclivity for touch contact. It wasn’t too long before they had the lasagna in the oven and the accompanying bread.
“Alright, shouldn’t be too long for it to fully cook, thanks for the help.” Nazomi said as she nuzzled Sebastian, giving him an affectionate hug as well. “In the meantime, we can go over some of my old notes and other things while we wait to help you out with your career path if you like.”
“Sure.” Sebastian smiled as he nuzzled and hugged her back, the two staying like that for a good minute.
“I’ll go get them then.” Nazomi said as she finally and somewhat hesitantly separated to go get her old college notes and study material, returning shortly after with them.
While the food cooked Nazomi went over various things she had to study and learn with Sebastian, covering things they hadn’t gone over from prior times and quizzing him on material they had. To Sebastian, this was like cram school in a sense, getting ready for what he’d need to know to excel in college, only with a more...personal and romantic one on one touch. While he never had issue with paying attention to any of his teachers, Sebastian always hung on every word Nazomi said. To him, her voice was just as beautiful as everything else about her. And just like all the times before, they shared affections with each other.
It seemed like no time at all when the food was done, the two of them chalking it up to them just enjoying each other’s company so much. As Nazomi got the lasagna and bread Sebastian set the table before helping her prepare their plates. As he finished helping her he noticed her take out some wine glasses and a bottle of wine and pouring some of the red liquid in each, although one was more of a sample serving compared to the other, before putting it up and placing them on the table.
“Wine?” Sebastian inquired.
“Just to help things feel a bit more normal.” Nazomi explained. “You don’t have to even drink it. But I was your age once, Rex it only feels like yesterday, and even back then sampling wine wasn’t wrong. That first date we had where you encouraged me to not deny myself any wine, where we acted like a teacher and student just having a meet up to discuss things, stayed on my mind for a while. It wasn’t right that there was some inequality, a full romantic atmosphere. So, I figured sense we’re in private I’d have us on an even level or give the feeling of it. But as I said, you don’t have to drink it.” she said before sitting down.
Sebastian blushed, smiling as he sat down. “Thank you, love.” he said with a fair bit of warmth in hid voice.
It never ceased to surprise the other that both worried about the other’s feelings and the challenges they had to face with their secretive relationship. Something that mad each grow more attached to the other was when a few days after their first date Nazomi had confessed to Sebastian that she was far more hesitant and worried than she let on. Revealing she had been hiding the anxiety of them being a thing and was actually on the verge of suggesting they just call the attempt off out of fear as well as the revelation of his uncle. But she had decided to go through with it because of how truly genuine and good a man he was among other things that made her want to try. Sebastian himself had also confided in her his own concerns and worries about it and her, which made her just feel all the stronger for him over time.
“By the way, how has your day been so far?” Sebastian asked as he began to eat, taking a bite of the lasagna. “Oh, this is delicious.”
“It is.” Nazomi agreed as she took a bite of it. “It’s all thanks to you though, doubt it would have been as good without a little help.” she said with a smile. “As for my day, it’s gone well so far, just the usual grading of papers and preparing for the coming weeks’ lessons. Same old, same old, really. So far the rest of the students I have are nice and do there best. Despite what issues some might cause outside of the classroom I don’t really have to deal with any troublemakers really. Maybe a few slackers or an unmotivated student, but that’s about it.”
“Well you’re a great teacher, I find it hard to believe that any pf my peers would want to cause any trouble in your class. Not only that, but you’re very nice and helpful too.” Sebastian commented.
A smile formed on Nazomi’s mouth as her ebony fur darkened. “Thank you, you’re always so sweet Sebastian.” she said as she purred a bit. “Honestly, I think you’re one of the best students at the school, you work hard and are always so polite. I know you’ll go far with being a teacher.”
Sebastian blushed heavily. “Thank you…” he said with a half smile. “Though I will admit, keeping it up can be a bit— stressful. Comes with being a lion, expectations and familial pressure.” he admitted
Nazomi blinked as she looked at him. “Is it that hard?”
“It’s, well…”
Nazomi moved her hand to rest on top of his. “You can tell me if this is something negatively effecting you Sebastian.”
The lion sighed a bit. “It is hard. Being a lion you’re seen as the king of beasts, someone who’ll go far and have high positioned jobs or in some form of leadership. That image both helps and hurts us, becoming a driving factor of pushing ourselves as much as possible to keep to a standard. It’s something that permeates every lion family, the mothers and fathers pushing their kids to do something worthy of being a lion. Cram school is seen as an expected and normal thing to do and those who don’t do it are mostly looked down on as they are often those that end up in gangs or didn’t try hard enough.”
Nazomi’s hand gripped his, squeezing gently. “Is your family pressuring you?”
“Not...entirely. My mother often brings up what my older brother and my sister are doing and keeps suggesting I try to do the same. She doesn’t seem disappointed, but there’s just something about her voice…” Sebastian admitted. “She is happy that I’m doing well, but I know she expects more. She thinks I’m planning to go into an education position that’s high up, or at a prestigious university when I don’t care where I teach so long as I do some good.”
Nazomi squeezed his hand again, feeling bad for the lion. “That’s not all that good Sebastian, have you thought about bringing it up to a councilor?”
Sebastian shrugged. “Somewhat. But as I said, this permeates lions as a whole, it’s far too ingrained to really be dealt with. Thankfully my situation isn’t too bad, it cab be far worse. Plus, I like learning so it’s not that big of a deal. I also have my friends and, well, you.” he smiled.
Nazomi blushed heavily. “I see…”
“I hope I didn’t make things awkward or anything…”
“No, no! You’re fine Sebastian.” Nazomi assured. “It’s good you have a support system and you don’t really let it get to you, you’re very strong for that. Will you tell your mother you’ll try to teach anywhere?”
“Eventually, yes, when I’m nearing the end of my higher education and am about to apply to various places.” Sebastian answered. “Just like how I’ll tell her about us when I’m a bit into my freshman year at college or before I get into college if we get that far, which I hope we do and keep doing. You are an amazing woman and to be honest, to me you are far more exceptional than any other.”
Nazomi blinked, her fur becoming more dark red than ebony black as her heart melted. He was the kindest, most genuine soul she had ever met and continued to prove he was mature beyond his years. “I— thank you Sebastian.” she said with a soft purr, falling a fair bit more for the lion.
From there the two continued to talk as they ate, taking their time and enjoying each other’s company as they swapped stories about their childhood. Nazomi found herself surprised as she learned that even as a young kid Sebastian was well mannered and somewhat bookish. She felt comfortable around him, able to share with him more embarrassing things like the time she was so nervous to do a presentation in high school that she messed up a word or two or when she practically face planted when she was looking at a crush. It just felt right and natural to be so open with him.
When they had finished eating, Sebastian even having drank the small bit of wine, he and Nazomi cleared the table. Sebastian even helped her with the dishes before they went back to going over some more of Nazomi’s old papers and work to help prepare him. It seemed like no time once more as they noticed the sun was start to set.
“Is it really that late already?” Nazomi asked as she looked at her clock, taking note of the time.
“Looks like it.” Sebastian commented.
“My how time flies, it seems to go so slow until well…” she blushed. “I’m around you.”
Sebastian blushed heavily. “Yeah…”
“Thank you for the lovely time, as well as the gifts and helping out, not many guys are as considerate as you.” Nazomi commented.
“Well, you’re worth any effort…” the lion blushed.
Nazomi smiled, blushing as well. How could this lion keep finding ways to make her heart feel like it was a puddle? She hadn’t really met many guys with the ability to do that over the years, more so not in recent years. It had gotten to the point where she just really stopped looking. But then Sebastian came around and made her feel things she hadn’t felt in a long time. His gentlemanly studious nature and willingness to be so considerate, among other things, just had her more enamored with each time they were together. The fact that he was willing to take things so slow, deny himself the most basic of typical teenage experiences that most his age were having just made him seem too good to be true. And yet, there he was proving to be just that good.
Then there was the fact that while she did do a fare share for the holiday he had not only helped out, but went out of his way to get her flowers and a rather nice gift, not expecting anything special in return and just wanting to treat her right. As the lion got up from where they had been sitting she stood. “Sebastian, before I take you back to Cherryton...I think you deserve another kiss.”
Sebastian blinked as he blushed. “I don’t want you to feel obligated to…”
“No, I want to.” Nazomi admitted with a smile. “The only true thing that’s tricky with our relationship is that you’re a student and I’m a teacher. You’ve proven time and again just how good a man you are and that you are someone I...have looked for.” she blushed. “So I don’t see us kissing, at least in private and while off school grounds as being an issue. I know you’d never take advantage of me and I want to reward you for such, and for treating me to one of the best times I’ve had in a while.”
Sebastian’s tail started to flick happily as he smiled. “Alright.”
The two approached each other, embracing as they leaned in to share a kiss. Just like with their first, it was utterly electrifying for Sebastian. The feel of Nazomi’s lips unlike anything he felt before as his heart beat out of his chest as he started to purr. Sebastian enjoyed every second that the kiss lasted, his hands starting to subconsciously roam along her back a bit, though he would catch and restrain himself before they went too low.
Nazomi for her part pressed a bit firmer than last time, what with it being a holiday for love. As they kissed she noticed that Sebastian’s hands roaming along her back, taking in her form and the feel of her body and causing her to purr a fair bit. She smiled as she noticed he restrained himself from doing anything inappropriate, knowing her trust in him would never be misplaced. Although she promised to herself one day when he was no longer a student, she’d allow him to no longer restrain himself.
As she finally broke the kiss Nazomi smiled. “That was a wonderful kiss, possibly better than the first.” she giggled.
“Y-yeah…” Sebastian agreed, his cheeks a dark red.
“Thank you for being such a gentleman and not taking advantage.” Nazomi commented as they stayed embraced.
“I’d never.”
“I know love.” she smiled. “And that is why I will make you this promise. If we manage to make it to when you are out of school, then you have permission to not restrain yourself anymore as we’ll be in the clear. Not that you’d need my permission at that point” Nazomi giggled. “Anyway, we best get going before it gets too dark.”
Sebastian’s blush deepened all the more. “Yeah…”
The two headed back out to Nazomi’s car, first checking for anyone that might notice before getting in and driving off. The ride back went much like the first, the two briefly holding hands here and there as they made their way through the city. It was something that both Sebastian and Nazomi seemed almost unable to resist doing. Hell, when they had walked back to Nazomi’s car their tails entwined again.
When they got back to the bottom of the hill that Cherryton rested on the moon had not been fully risen for too long. “Thanks again for the lovely Linked Souls Day, I haven’t really celebrated it in so long.” Nazomi said as she parked the car.
“No problem, hopefully our next date can be somewhat soon.” Sebastian replied with a smile. “I hope the rest of your weekend goes well.”
“Thank you Sebastian, you too, I’ll see you Monday.” Nazomi smiled.
Sebastian was about to get out when he stopped. “Nazomi?”
“Mind if we...have one more kiss?” Sebastian asked as he blushed.
Nazomi smiled as a giggle escaped her lips. “I suppose not, it’s only right to have a goodnight kiss after a date.”
The two leaned in close, sharing in one more kiss as they rested a paw on the back of each other’s head, purring loudly as they did so. When the kiss broke a few moments later Sebastian smiled. “Good night.”
“Good night love.”
Sebastian got out of the car, walking back up the hill as Nazomi turned her car around and left. The lion smiled as his heart continued to race, he was as happy as he had ever felt and was all the happier that Nazomi felt the same way as he did. While it was true their relationship had a strong possibility of stopping if they were ever in great enough danger of being found out, it seemed that she was daring for it to work as much as he was. Whether it did or not, only the future knew.
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2023.06.02 00:59 JoshAsdvgi THE FOUR BROTHERS


Alone and apart from their tribe dwelt four orphan brothers.
They had erected a very comfortable hut, although the materials used were only willows, hay, birch bark, and adobe mud.
After the completion of their hut, the oldest brother laid out the different kinds of work to be done by the four of them.
He and the second and third brothers were to do all the hunting, and the youngest brother was to do the house work, cook the meals, and keep plenty of wood on hand at all times.
As his older brothers would leave for their hunting very early every morning, and would not return till late at night, the little fellow always found plenty of spare time to gather into little piles fine dry wood for their winter use.
Thus the four brothers lived happily for a long time.
One day while out gathering and piling up wood, the boy heard a rustling in the leaves and looking around he saw a young woman standing in the cherry bushes, smiling at him.
"Who are you, and where did you come from?" asked the boy, in surprise.
"I am an orphan girl and have no relatives living.
I came from the village west of here.
I learned from rabbit that there were four orphan brothers living here all alone, and that the youngest was keeping house for his older brothers, so I thought I would come over and see if I couldn't have them adopt me as their sister, so that I might keep house for them, as I am very poor and have no relations, neither have I a home."
She looked so pitiful and sad that the boy thought to himself, "I will take her home with me, poor girl, no matter what my brothers think or say."
Then he said to her: "Come on, tanke (sister).
You may go home with me; I am sure my older brothers will be glad to have you for our sister."
When they arrived at the hut, the girl hustled about and cooked up a fine hot supper, and when the brothers returned they were surprised to see a girl sitting by the fire in their hut. After they had entered the youngest brother got up and walked outside, and a short time after the oldest brother followed him out.
"Who is that girl, and where did she come from?" he asked his brother.
Whereupon the brother told him the whole story.
Upon hearing this the oldest brother felt very sorry for the poor orphan girl and going back into the hut he spoke to the girl, saying: "Sister, you are an orphan, the same as we; you have no relatives, no home.
We will be your brothers, and our poor hut shall be your home.
Henceforth call us brothers, and you will be our sister."
"Oh, how happy I am now that you take me as your sister.
I will be to you all as though we were of the same father and mother," said the girl.
And true to her word, she looked after everything of her brothers and kept the house in such fine shape that the brothers blessed the day that she came to their poor little hut.
She always had an extra buckskin suit and two pairs of moccasins hanging at the head of each one's bed.
Buffalo, deer, antelope, bear, wolf, wildcat, mountain lion and beaver skins she tanned by the dozen, and piled nicely in one corner of the hut.
When the Indians have walked a great distance and are very tired, they have great faith in painting their feet, claiming that paint eases the pain and rests their feet.
After their return from a long day's journey, when they would be lying down resting, the sister would get her paint and mix it with the deer tallow and rub the paint on her brother's feet, painting them up to their ankles.
The gentle touch of her hands, and the soothing qualities of the tallow and paint soon put them into a deep, dreamless steep.
Many such kind actions on her part won the hearts of the brothers, and never was a full blood sister loved more than was this poor orphan girl, who had been taken as their adopted sister.
In the morning when they arose, the sister always combed their long black silken scalp locks and painted the circle around the scalp lock a bright vermillion.
When the hunters would return with a goodly supply of beef, the sister would hurry and relieve them of their packs, hanging each one high enough from the ground so the prowling dogs and coyotes could not reach them.
The hunters each had a post on which to hang his bow and flint head arrows.
(Good hunters never laid their arrows on the ground, as it was considered unlucky to the hunter who let his arrows touch the earth after they had been out of the quiver).
They were all perfectly happy, until one day the older brother surprised them all by saying: "We have a plentiful supply of meat on hand at present to last us for a week or so.
I am going for a visit to the village west of us, so you boys all stay at home and help sister. Also gather as much wood as you can and I will be back again in four days.
On my return we will resume our hunting and commence getting our year's supply of meat."
He left the next morning, and the last they saw of him was while he stood at the top of the long range of hills west of their home.
Four days had come and gone and no sign of the oldest brother.
"I am afraid that our brother has met with some accident," said the sister.
"I am afraid so, too," said the next oldest. "
I must go and search for him; he may be in some trouble where a little help would get him out."
The second brother followed the direction his brother had taken, and when he came to the top of the long range of hills he sat down and gazed long and steadily down into the long valley with a beautiful creek winding through it.
Across the valley was a long plain stretching for miles beyond and finally ending at the foot of another range of hills, the counterpart of the one upon which he sat.
After noting the different landmarks carefully, he arose and slowly started down the slope and soon came to the creek he had seen from the top of the range.
Great was his surprise on arriving at the creek to find what a difference there was in the appearance of it from the range and where he stood.
From the range it appeared to be a quiet, harmless, laughing stream.
Now he saw it to be a muddy, boiling, bubbling torrent, with high perpendicular banks.
For a long time he stood, thinking which way to go, up or down stream.
He had just decided to go down stream, when, on chancing to look up, he noticed a thin column of smoke slowly ascending from a little knoll.
He approached the place cautiously and noticed a door placed into the creek bank on the opposite side of the stream.
As he stood looking at the door, wondering who could be living in a place like that, it suddenly opened and a very old appearing woman came out and stood looking around her. Soon she spied the young man, and said to him: "My grandchild, where did you come from and whither are you bound?"
The young man answered: "I came from east of this ridge and am in search of my oldest brother, who came over in this direction five days ago and who has not yet returned."
"Your brother stopped here and ate his dinner with me, and then left, traveling towards the west," said the old witch, for such she was. "
Now, grandson, come across on that little log bridge up the stream there and have your dinner with me.
I have it all cooked now and just stepped outside to see if there might not be some hungry traveler about, whom I could invite in to eat dinner with me."
The young man went up the stream a little distance and found a couple of small logs which had been placed across the stream to serve as a bridge.
He crossed over and went down to the old woman's dugout hut.
"Come in grandson, and eat. I know you must be hungry."
The young man sat down and ate a real hearty meal.
On finishing he arose and said: "Grandmother, I thank you for your meal and kindness to me.
I would stay and visit with you awhile, as I know it must be very lonely here for you, but I am very anxious to find my brother, so I must be going.
On my return I will stop with my brother and we will pay you a little visit."
"Very well, grandson, but before you go, I wish you would do me a little favor.
Your brother did it for me before he left, and cured me, but it has come back on me again.
I am subject to very severe pains along the left side of my backbone, all the way from my shoulder blade down to where my ribs attach to my backbone, and the only way I get any relief from the pain is to have some one kick me along the side."
(She was a witch, and concealed in her robe a long sharp steel spike. It was placed so that the last kick they would give her, their foot would hit the spike and they would instantly drop off into a swoon, as if dead.)
"If I won't hurt you too much, grandmother, I certainly will be glad to do it for you," said the young man, little thinking he would be the one to get hurt.
"No, grandson, don't be afraid of hurting me; the harder you kick the longer the pain stays away."
She laid down on the floor and rolled over on to her right side, so he could get a good chance to kick the left side where she said the pain was located.
As he moved back to give the first kick, he glanced along the floor and he noticed a long object wrapped in a blanket, lying against the opposite wall.
He thought it looked strange and was going to stop and investigate, but just then the witch cried out as if in pain.
"Hurry up, grandson, I am going to die if you don't hurry and start in kicking."
" I can investigate after I get through with her," thought he, so he started in kicking and every kick he would give her she would cry: "Harder, kick harder."
He had to kick seven times before he would get to the end of the pain, so he let out as hard as he could drive, and when he came to the last kick he hit the spike, and driving it through his foot, fell down in a dead swoon, and was rolled up in a blanket by the witch and placed beside his brother at the opposite side of the room.
When the second brother failed to return, the third went in search of the two missing ones. He fared no better than the second one, as he met the old witch who served him in a similar manner as she had his two brothers.
"Ha! Ha!" she laughed, when she caught the third, "I have only one more of them to catch, and when I get them I will keep them all here a year, and then I will turn them into horses and sell them back to their sister.
I hate her, for I was going to try and keep house for them and marry the oldest one, but she got ahead of me and became their sister, so now I will get my revenge on her.
Next year she will be riding and driving her brothers and she won't know it."
When the third brother failed to return, the sister cried and begged the last one not to venture out in search of them.
But go he must, and go he did, only to do as his three brothers had done.
Now the poor sister was nearly distracted.
Day and night she wandered over hills and through woods in hopes she might find or hear of some trace of them.
Her wanderings were in vain.
The hawks had not seen them after they had crossed the little stream.
The wolves and coyotes told her that they had seen nothing of her brothers out on the broad plains, and she had given them up for dead.
One day, as she was sitting by the little stream that flowed past their hut, throwing pebbles into the water and wondering what she should do, she picked up a pure white pebble, smooth and round, and after looking at it for a long time, threw it into the water.
No sooner had it hit the water than she saw it grow larger.
She took it out and looked at it and threw it in again.
This time it had assumed the form of a baby.
She took it out and threw it in the third time and the form took life and began to cry: "Ina, ina" (mother, mother).
She took the baby home and fed it soup, and it being an unnatural baby, quickly grew up to a good sized boy.
At the end of three months he was a good big, stout youth.
One day he said: "Mother, why are you living here alone? To whom do all these fine clothes and moccasins belong?" She then told him the story of her lost brothers.
"Oh, I know now where they are.
You make me lots of arrows.
I am going to find my uncles." She tried to dissuade him from going, but he was determined and said: "My father sent me to you so that I could find my uncles for you, and nothing can harm me, because I am stone and my name is "Stone Boy."
The mother, seeing that he was determined to go, made a whole quiver full of arrows for him, and off he started.
When he came to the old witch's hut, she was nowhere to be seen, so he pushed the door in and entered.
The witch was busily engaged cooking dinner.
"Why, my dear grandchild, you are just in time for dinner.
Sit down and we will eat before you continue your journey."
Stone boy sat down and ate dinner with the old witch.
She watched him very closely, but when she would be drinking her soup he would glance hastily around the room.
Finally he saw the four bundles on the opposite side of the room, and he guessed at once that there lay his four uncles.
When he had finished eating he took out his little pipe and filled it with "kini-kinic," and commenced to smoke, wondering how the old woman had managed to fool his smart uncles.
He couldn't study it out, so when he had finished his smoke he arose to pretend to go. When the old woman saw him preparing to leave, she said: "Grandson, will you kick me on the left side of my backbone.
I am nearly dead with pain and if you kick me good and hard it will cure me."
"All right, grandma," said the boy.
The old witch lay down on the floor and the boy started in to kick.
At the first kick he barely touched her.
"Kick as hard as you can, grandson; don't be afraid you will hurt me, because you can't." With that Stone Boy let drive and broke two ribs.
She commenced to yell and beg him to stop, but he kept on kicking until he had kicked both sides of her ribs loose from the backbone.
Then he jumped on her backbone and broke it and killed the old witch.
He built a big fire outside and dragged her body to it, and threw her into the fire.
Thus ended the old woman who was going to turn his uncles into horses.
Next he cut willows and stuck them into the ground in a circle.
The tops he pulled together, making a wickieup.
He then took the old woman's robes and blankets and covered the wickieup so that no air could get inside.
He then gathered sage brush and covered the floor with a good thick bed of sage; got nice round stones and got them red hot in the fire, and placed them in the wickieup and proceeded to carry his uncles out of the hut and lay them down on the soft bed of sage. Having completed carrying and depositing them around the pile of rocks, he got a bucket of water and poured it on the hot rocks, which caused a great vapor in the little wickie-up.
He waited a little while and then listened and heard some breathing inside, so he got another bucket and poured that on also.
After awhile he could hear noises inside as though some one were moving about.
He went again and got the third bucket and after he had poured that on the rocks, one of the men inside said:
"Whoever you are, good friend, don't bring us to life only to scald us to death again."
Stone boy then said: "Are all of you alive?" "Yes," said the voice. "Well, come out," said the boy.
And with that he threw off the robes and blankets, and a great cloud of vapor arose and settled around the top of the highest peak on the long range, and from that did Smoky Range derive its name.
The uncles, when they heard who the boy was, were very happy, and they all returned together to the anxiously waiting sister.
As soon as they got home, the brothers worked hard to gather enough wood to last them all winter.
Game they could get at all times of the year, but the heavy fall of snow covered most of the dry wood and also made it very difficult to drag wood through the deep snow.
So they took advantage of the nice fall weather and by the time the snow commenced falling they had enough wood gathered to last them throughout the winter.
After the snow fell a party of boys swiftly coasted down the big hill west of the brothers' hut.
The Stone boy used to stand and watch them for hours at a time.
His youngest uncle said: "Why don't you go up and coast with them?"
The boy said: "They may be afraid of me, but I guess I will try once, anyway."
So the next morning when the crowd came coasting, Stone boy started for the hill.
When he had nearly reached the bottom of the coasting hill all of the boys ran off excepting two little fellows who had a large coaster painted in different colors and had little bells tied around the edges, so when the coaster was in motion the bells made a cheerful tinkling sound.
As Stone boy started up the hill the two little fellows started down and went past him as though shot from a hickory bow.
When they got to the end of their slide, they got off and started back up the hill.
It being pretty steep, Stone boy waited for them, so as to lend a hand to pull the big coaster up the hill.
As the two little fellows came up with him he knew at once that they were twins, as they looked so much alike that the only way one could be distinguished from the other was by the scarfs they wore.
One wore red, the other black.
He at once offered to help them drag their coaster to the top of the hill.
When they got to the top the twins offered their coaster to him to try a ride.
At first he refused, but they insisted on his taking it, as they said they would sooner rest until he came back.
So he got on the coaster and flew down the hill, only he was such an expert he made a zigzag course going down and also jumped the coaster off a bank about four feet high, which none of the other coasters dared to tackle.
Being very heavy, however, he nearly smashed the coaster.
Upon seeing this wonderful jump, and the zigzag course he had taken going down, the twins went wild with excitement and decided that they would have him take them down when he got back.
So upon his arrival at the starting point, they both asked him at once to give them the pleasure of the same kind of a ride he had taken.
He refused, saying: "We will break your coaster.
I alone nearly smashed it, and if we all get on and make the same kind of a jump, I am afraid you will have to go home without your coaster."
"Well, take us down anyway, and if we break it our father will make us another one."
So he finally consented.
When they were all seated ready to start, he told them that when the coaster made the jump they must look straight ahead.
"By no means look down, because if you do we will go over the cut bank and land in a heap at the bottom of the gulch."
They said they would obey what he said, so off they started swifter than ever, on account of the extra weight, and so swiftly did the sleigh glide over the packed, frozen snow, that it nearly took the twins' breath away.
Like an arrow they approached the jump.
The twins began to get a little nervous. "Sit steady and look straight ahead," yelled Stone boy.
The twin next to Stone boy, who was steering behind, sat upright and looked far ahead, but the one in front crouched down and looked into the coulee.
Of course, Stone boy, being behind, fell on top of the twins, and being so heavy, killed both of them instantly, crushing them to a jelly.
The rest of the boys, seeing what had happened, hastened to the edge of the bank, and looking down, saw the twins laying dead, and Stone boy himself knocked senseless, lying quite a little distance from the twins.
The boys, thinking that all three were killed, and that Stone boy had purposely steered the sleigh over the bank in such a way that it would tip and kill the twins, returned to the village with this report.
Now, these twins were the sons of the head chief of the Buffalo Nation.
So at once the chief and his scouts went over to the hill to see if the boys had told the truth.
When they arrived at the bank they saw the twins lying dead, but where was Stone boy? They looked high and low through the gulch, but not a sign of him could they find.
Tenderly they picked up the dead twins and carried them home, then held a big council and put away the bodies of the dead in Buffalo custom.
A few days after this the uncles were returning from a long journey.
When they drew near their home they noticed large droves of buffalo gathered on their side of the range.
Hardly any buffalo ever ranged on this east side of the range before, and the brothers thought it strange that so many should so suddenly appear there now.
When they arrived at home their sister told them what had happened to the chief's twins, as her son had told her the whole story upon his arrival at home after the accident.
"Well, probably all the buffalo we saw were here for the council and funeral," said the older brother.
"But where is my nephew?" (Stone boy) he asked his sister.
"He said he had noticed a great many buffalo around lately and he was going to learn, if possible, what their object was," said the sister. "Well, we will wait until his return."
When Stone boy left on his trip that morning, before the return of his uncles, he was determined to ascertain what might be the meaning of so many buffalo so near the home of himself and uncles.
He approached several bunches of young buffalo, but upon seeing him approaching they would scamper over the hills.
Thus he wandered from bunch to bunch, scattering them all.
Finally he grew tired of their cowardice and started for home.
When he had come to within a half mile or so of home he saw an old shaggy buffalo standing by a large boulder, rubbing on it first one horn and then the other.
On coming up close to him, the boy saw that the bull was so old he could hardly see, and his horns so blunt that he could have rubbed them for a year on that boulder and not sharpened them so as to hurt anyone.
"What are you doing here, grandfather?" asked the boy.
"I am sharpening my horns for the war," said the bull.
"What war?" asked the boy.
"Haven't you heard," said the old bull, who was so near sighted he did not recognize Stone boy.
"The chief's twins were killed by Stone boy, who ran them over a cut bank purposely, and the chief has ordered all of his buffalo to gather here, and when they arrive we are going to kill Stone boy and his mother and his uncles."
"Is that so? When is the war to commence?"
"In five days from now we will march upon the uncles and trample and gore them all to death."
"Well, grandfather, I thank you for your information, and in return will do you a favor that will save you so much hard work on your blunt horns."
So saying he drew a long arrow from his quiver and strung his bow, attached the arrow to the string and drew the arrow half way back.
The old bull, not seeing what was going on, and half expecting some kind of assistance in his horn sharpening process, stood perfectly still.
Thus spoke Stone boy:
"Grandfather, you are too old to join in a war now, and besides if you got mixed up in that big war party you might step in a hole or stumble and fall and be trampled to death.
That would be a horrible death, so I will save you all that suffering by just giving you this.
" At this word he pulled the arrow back to the flint head and let it fly.
True to his aim, the arrow went in behind the old bull's foreleg, and with such force was it sent that it went clear through the bull and stuck into a tree two hundred feet away.
Walking over to the tree, he pulled out his arrow.
Coolly straightening his arrow between his teeth and sighting it for accuracy, he shoved it back into the quiver with its brothers, exclaiming:
"I guess, grandpa, you won't need to sharpen your horns for Stone boy and his uncles."
Upon his arrival home he told his uncles to get to work building three stockades with ditches between and make the ditches wide and deep so they will hold plenty of buffalo.
"The fourth fence I will build myself," he said.
The brothers got to work early and worked until very late at night.
They built three corrals and dug three ditches around the hut, and it took them three days to complete the work. Stone boy hadn't done a thing towards building his fence yet, and there were only two days more left before the charge of the buffalo would commence.
Still the boy didn't seem to bother himself about the fence.
Instead he had his mother continually cutting arrow sticks, and as fast as she could bring them he would shape them, feather and head them.
So by the time his uncles had their fences and corrals finished he had a thousand arrows finished for each of his uncles.
The last two days they had to wait, the uncles joined him and they finished several thousand more arrows.
The evening before the fifth day he told his uncles to put up four posts, so they could use them as seats from which to shoot.
While they were doing this, Stone boy went out to scout and see how things looked.
At daylight he came hurriedly in saying, "You had better get to the first corral; they are coming."
"You haven't built your fence, nephew." Whereupon Stone boy said: "I will build it in time; don't worry, uncle."
The dust on the hillsides rose as great clouds of smoke from a forest fire.
Soon the leaders of the charge came in sight, and upon seeing the timber stockade they gave forth a great snort or roar that fairly shook the earth.
Thousands upon thousands of mad buffalo charged upon the little fort.
The leaders hit the first stockade and it soon gave way.
The maddened buffalo pushed forward by the thousands behind them; plunged forward, only to fall into the first ditch and be trampled to death by those behind them.
The brothers were not slow in using their arrows, and many a noble beast went down before their deadly aim with a little flint pointed arrow buried deep in his heart.
The second stockade stood their charge a little longer than did the first, but finally this gave way, and the leaders pushed on through, only to fall into the second ditch and meet a similar fate to those in the first.
The brothers commenced to look anxiously towards their nephew, as there was only one more stockade left, and the second ditch was nearly bridged over with dead buffalo, with the now thrice maddened buffalo attacking the last stockade more furiously than before, as they could see the little hut through the openings in the corral.
"Come in, uncles," shouted Stone boy.
They obeyed him, and stepping to the center he said: "Watch me build my fence."
Suiting the words, he took from his belt an arrow with a white stone fastened to the point and fastening it to his bow, he shot it high in the air. Straight up into the air it went, for two or three thousand feet, then seemed to stop suddenly and turned with point down and descended as swiftly as it had ascended.
Upon striking the ground a high stone wall arose, enclosing the hut and all who were inside. Just then the buffalo broke the last stockade only to fill the last ditch up again.
In vain did the leaders butt the stone wall.
They hurt themselves, broke their horns and mashed their snouts, but could not even scar the wall.
The uncles and Stone boy in the meantime rained arrows of death into their ranks.
When the buffalo chief saw what they had to contend with, he ordered the fight off.
The crier or herald sang out: "Come away, come away, Stone boy and his uncles will kill all of us."
So the buffalo withdrew, leaving over two thousand of their dead and wounded on the field, only to be skinned and put away for the feasts of Stone boy and his uncles, who lived to be great chiefs of their own tribe,
and whose many relations soon joined them on the banks of Stone Boy Creek.
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2023.06.02 00:59 STEVEMOBSLAYER I have some questions about advice for high school

I'm in grade 11. I'm a pretty quiet person when it comes to other people, especially in school. I don't drink, do drugs, or anything else a typical person my age would do, although a lot of people at my school do. I'm a generally well-liked person, I usually hang out with a group of friends, other people are pretty tolerant of me. Even some of the popular kids think I'm a cool guy. I've even gotten flirted with before, and even hit on. I once got invited to a party by one of the popular girls, but I rejected it after we got into some drama involving her boyfriend. In my defense, I didn't even know she had a boyfriend. But I'm glad I rejected, because once I apologized, or tried to, she blocked me. Turns out, she's a piece of shit. I just wanna expand my social circle and influence, and try and hang out with more people while still being who I am.
I have Aspergers Syndrome, or as it used to be called. It's not that much of a problem, people don't even know I have it, they just think I'm a reserved individual. Except that it's hindering my social confidence and ability to talk to people. I wanna go to parties, I wanna talk with people more. I'm pretty good at small talk, as well as being a supportive and understanding person. Some of my friends have said that I'm the most understanding and supportive person they've ever met. But I don't have the confidence to try and improve my relations with other people. Because I'm afraid it'll come off as super random and odd, and even make me out to be a stereotypical weird kid.
One of the main problems is that I'm not a weird kid, I'm just afraid of making myself seem like one.
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2023.06.02 00:57 Ayencee Can I take someone else’s amoxicillin?

F27, 5’5”, 114 lbs, do not smoke, on Wellbutrin (300 mg AM and 150 mg PM) and Adderall (10mg XR). Occasionally Tylenol, which is more often lately due to the subject at hand. Cranberry pills for a few days two weeks ago and throughout this past weekend. No medical diagnoses beyond depression and adhd. Possibly alpha gal syndrome, in my medical chart but official diagnosis is iffy.
I’ve been having what I believe is a UTI for a bit now. Symptoms first showed up two weeks ago and I took cranberry pills for a few days, symptoms seemed to ease. On Monday, I definitely didn’t drink enough water and my symptoms came back again (pain with urinating, peeing small amounts, peeing frequently, constantly feeling like I need to pee, rinse and repeat) but now I have pain in my left side/back that is constant feels like it’s getting a little worse over the last few hours.
I’m struggling to find an urgent care that can get me in tonight and my best friend offered me her amoxicillin she has, 7 days worth. I’m wondering if it’s safe to take someone else’s medication. Like, what if I don’t have a UTI but something mimicking one and amoxicillin will not help me? I really need some relief and I’m frustrated that I can’t seem to find available medical care but I worry about taking amoxicillin without doctors orders.
Thoughts? Thank you in advance.
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2023.06.02 00:57 Other-Fly-140 Best friend giving mixed signals and acting strange

Im a female 25, and my best friend of 8 years has told me on multiple occasions he likes me and wants to date me but never directly. Its always some friend or after drink conversations so i never bothered to reply. Very recently he came out as bisexual which is a deal breaker for me as im into very masculine men and my friend does have alot of feminine traits. Despite this, I thought about us and concluded he is not a bad option after all. I asked him if he likes guys more than girls and he said it doesnt mattet cuz he only wants to marry a girl due to family restrictions (his family or nobody else knows) and not tell his partner about his sexuality. He told me all this while we were very drunk and i was disappointed.
After thinkinh about it for months, I told him i wanna give this a shot as he always chased me for years but this time he proceeded to say he wants to take time and i got to know he is going to ask some girl out and likes her.
Im confused if he likes me now or not cuz even after tellimg hik directly he did not have that much needed conversation with me yet and moved to next girl. He doesnt have any plans telling this other girl that he’s been sleeping with Men for last 5 years.
I feel he’s just a bad sport and it is hard continuing friendship with someone who is completely dishonest, inconsistent and inconsiderate of others feeling. Im just sticking around for the time i have invetsed in this friendship but nothing feels same now.
What do you guys think should someone do in such situation?
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2023.06.02 00:52 eclectic_dream222 Failed marriage

All the things we use to do together he no longer likes or cares to do. We haven’t been on a date in almost a year and I feel like I’m always nagging him about going in dates or doing things together as a couple. Last weekend I spent three days alone while he was out drinking and having fun with friends. He made plans again this weekend to go to another game with his brothers and friends which fine whatever but we never do anything together. We argued about it and he said it’s nice doing things without me and I told him how we never do anything together and he said all the things I suggested we do he doesn’t like. I suggested us going to the beach but he doesn’t want to do that unless his brother and friends go.. lunch or dinner dates ? He’d rather eat at home . Go on walks I guess are boring to him. Go to barnes and noble like we use to doesn’t seem fun to him anymore. I always try to find things for us to do and he just doesn’t want to. I tried talking to him plenty of times about how he makes me feel and where my heart is at in our marriage and he completely shuts down or invalidates my feelings. This marriage has failed and I don’t even know how to get out of it. I have no support . I’ve been sahm for 5 years with no job , car or money to support me and my child. If I were to leave I’d be on the streets with nothing. I’ve talked about leaving and him helping care for our child if I were to get a job and he says that it wouldn’t be his concern or his problem and I’d have to figure it out in my own. I’m heartbroken that I’ve tried and waited for years for him to change and things get better just for them to get worse. I wish I was worthy of love , important enough but I’m not . Never was.
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2023.06.02 00:50 Darth_Gravid_ Feelings

I've been drinking away my feelings for a long time. I wanted to be numb. Now that I'm sober, I remember why. I'm talking with friends and family, I'm seeing a therapist, but at the end of the day I don't much like myself, drunk or sober. My sobriety is still new. I know that time will help. Just wondering I'd anyone had some advice or encouragement for the feelings flood that hits us newly sober.
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2023.06.02 00:49 Original-Audience528 Why do some people get so offended when I tell them I don't smoke, drink, or smoke weed?

To be fair I do drink once and awhile, like at a party or the rare night out celebrating with friends. I'm not against cannabis use, I had to quit for health reasons.
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2023.06.02 00:46 ShineJoker__ 23 [M4F] Texas/US/Online - Looking for forever

Putting this in the front, if you message me with just “hey”, “how are you”, “what’s up”, or any equally low effort response to this post I’m flat out ignoring your message. So please read this post.
Hey there, I’ve tried this a few times but still haven’t managed to find what I’m looking for, so I decided to suck it up and make a way too long post to cover all my bases. Seriously, this is probably gonna be a little long, but hey that’ll help me know who really is interested in me. So here we go.
ME - My name is Tanner, I’m 23 from Texas and am currently enrolled in music and theology school for another year. I will be working as a library assistant in August which is exciting, and will do that for a couple of years.
I’m 6’3 since people care about that stuff, a little overweight but currently building up muscle. I have dark curly hair, white skin, and glasses. (I have videos on my profile that show what I look like)
My interests include lots of nerd stuff. Anime, manga and manhwa, building model kits, video games, streaming, writing, music of course, stuff like that. I’m also learning Korean at the moment which has been a bunch of fun. I really want to go to Korea someday either with friends or with a special someone, or both, ya never know.
I have a dog named Mari who turned 3 this month and she’s my best friend. I’m a big animal lover in general and am very passionate about animal rescue and shelters for abused animals. I plan to get a cat in the future so Mari has a friend while I’m out working.
I want a family in the future so if you don’t want kids this won’t work out. I don’t smoke, drink, or do any sort of drugs and would ask that you do not either (social drinking is fine of course, not trying to police anyone I’ve just had bad family experiences with alcohol)
YOU - I’m looking for someone with a good personality, decent looks, and some sort of plans for their future. My preferences for appearance include darker hair, and either white or asian ethnicity, but this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker as personality is definitely a huge factor. I want someone who loves me for me and likes spending time together, even if we aren’t doing stuff together. Just the act of sitting on call while we do our own things, or in the future just hanging out in the same room doing separate stuff is a huge plus for me.
Similar interests aren’t a huge deal though of course I hope that we have a couple of things in common to make early conversations easier. Overall I just want someone who loves to be with me and talk to me, and that I feel the same way towards. I love hard and promise you that you will be loved more than you thought possible.
So when you message me please send me a description about yourself, what in my post stood out to you, and a picture if you do not mind! I cannot wait to meet you and look forward to forever.
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2023.06.02 00:45 hellangeliv 6/2 LES Barcrawl!!

Hey NYC!
So i've decided to host another bar crawl tonight after how many people popped put to the last one, and how much fun last weekend was.
Last weekends bar crawl was a blast and i met some great people so I'm hoping for the same turnout tonight as well.
Us: group of friends/coworkers in our early to late 20's trying to enjoy the summer and nightlife while it lasts
You: also in your early 20s to mid 30s looking for a good group of both friends and strangers to meet, mingle and have a good time.
Where: Starting at hair of the dog at around 8pm.
When: 8 or 9pm Friday 6/2
This time we'll be hitting the LES area. We'll start with the Hair of the dog, get some games and drinks in and wait for everyone to meet up.
From there we'll possibly hit a karaoke bar and end the night at club for those who want to stay out later.
Looking forward to another great night.
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2023.06.02 00:45 ShineJoker__ 23 [M4F] Texas/US/Online - Looking for forever

Putting this in the front, if you message me with just “hey”, “how are you”, “what’s up”, or any equally low effort response to this post I’m flat out ignoring your message. So please read this post.
Hey there, I’ve tried this a few times but still haven’t managed to find what I’m looking for, so I decided to suck it up and make a way too long post to cover all my bases. Seriously, this is probably gonna be a little long, but hey that’ll help me know who really is interested in me. So here we go.
ME - My name is Tanner, I’m 23 from Texas and am currently enrolled in music and theology school for another year. I will be working as a library assistant in August which is exciting, and will do that for a couple of years.
I’m 6’3 since people care about that stuff, a little overweight but currently building up muscle. I have dark curly hair, white skin, and glasses. (I have videos on my profile that show what I look like)
My interests include lots of nerd stuff. Anime, manga and manhwa, building model kits, video games, streaming, writing, music of course, stuff like that. I’m also learning Korean at the moment which has been a bunch of fun. I really want to go to Korea someday either with friends or with a special someone, or both, ya never know.
I have a dog named Mari who turned 3 this month and she’s my best friend. I’m a big animal lover in general and am very passionate about animal rescue and shelters for abused animals. I plan to get a cat in the future so Mari has a friend while I’m out working.
I want a family in the future so if you don’t want kids this won’t work out. I don’t smoke, drink, or do any sort of drugs and would ask that you do not either (social drinking is fine of course, not trying to police anyone I’ve just had bad family experiences with alcohol)
YOU - I’m looking for someone with a good personality, decent looks, and some sort of plans for their future. My preferences for appearance include darker hair, and either white or asian ethnicity, but this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker as personality is definitely a huge factor. I want someone who loves me for me and likes spending time together, even if we aren’t doing stuff together. Just the act of sitting on call while we do our own things, or in the future just hanging out in the same room doing separate stuff is a huge plus for me.
Similar interests aren’t a huge deal though of course I hope that we have a couple of things in common to make early conversations easier. Overall I just want someone who loves to be with me and talk to me, and that I feel the same way towards. I love hard and promise you that you will be loved more than you thought possible.
So when you message me please send me a description about yourself, what in my post stood out to you, and a picture if you do not mind! I cannot wait to meet you and look forward to forever.
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2023.06.02 00:43 Jamaqius (Alleged) BOH Karens Tried To Get Me Fired

I’m honestly just in shock tbh & I’m posting here because I want to call them Karens. It’s cathartic.
I’m a bartender but often serve on weekday afternoons as well as doing the drinks (as most bartenders tend to when it’s quiet) so today I was bartending & serving & we got absolutely slammed.
So my memory isn’t great due to mental health issues & I was getting absolutely weeded running a full section, while bartending for myself & my GM who had to take a section which I had to do drinks for too, but I’m so sure what they said just isn’t true but now they have me doubting myself but I feel either way, the reaction was NOT warranted.
Anyway, this table of 4 come in, two couples, & are seated in my section & told that it’s busy but I’ll be over as soon as possible. I get to them & immediately feel something a little off about them but whatever. I take their order, make their drinks, there was a small issue with one but it was outside my control & drop their drinks off.
Anyway, I kind of forget about them because I’ve got so much to do but I realize they haven’t got their starter so I check my handheld to make sure it was sent through & it was, so I finish making a bunch of drinks & then run to the kitchen to check & they’re getting railed & there is loads of food up & this starter had been missed in all the other food so I grab it quickly & run it to them & say “Sorry about the wait there, we’re all pretty backed up today!” After that for a little while they are pretty rude to me & I don’t know why, they were never especially friendly, but now they’re noticeably rude but I figure they’re stroppy because they had to wait, whatever, we’re doing our best.
Anyway, the rest of their meal is fine, no problems, they ask for the bill & then present some vouchers, I’m like cool, let me just get my boss to discount this for you & do & I chat to one of them while they’re paying & all good, they leave & I tel them to take care & have a nice day or whatever.
About 5 minutes later my GM pulls me aside & says that they complained to him about me saying that I blamed the kitchen for the slow service & they all work BOH at a restaurant & were really offended.
I am so confused.
I’m wracking my brain trying to remember if I said that, the ONLY thing I can think of is that I said we were backed up when I placed down their starter? Now I’m trying to think if I said the kitchen was backed up but I’m so sure I didn’t, I’ve worked BOH, I know what it’s like & if I did, it was a slip of the tongue.
Also, if I did say that, I don’t see how that’s offensive? They got like 20 orders at once & there were only 2 of them in there, like of course they’re backed up!?
Either way, to complain to the GM about that just seems so out of line, I literally could have been fired & I had to take 5 months off work for mental health reasons last year so I’m one paycheck away from not being able to pay rent. (Sorry, just to put into perspective how serious this could have been if my boss was an asshole).
I honestly can’t believe they work BOH because I hate to believe someone who worked in a restaurant could be that petty & vindictive but be careful everyone, apparently there are Karens where you least suspect them.
Thank you for letting me rant, I didn’t expect it to be this long. Sorry!
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2023.06.02 00:43 Feeling-Gate5646 18+ gay parties/events/clubs this weekend?

hello friends, i’m sage and i’m headed to ptown tomorrow morning to spend the weekend out there celebrating my 20th birthday with my fwb who is 26. wondering if there would be any fun and hot gay events i could attend with him, even if it means i can’t be served drinks. my fake seems to have disappeared just in time for this trip:( if you’re feeling generous enough to throw me any invites you can reach me through my twitter @urunstabletwink . fingers crossed. really want to have a crazy and fun birthday trip!
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2023.06.02 00:42 DEAD_GOD9 It gets Progressively Worse every Line…

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2023.06.02 00:42 HanaBothWays Relevant to Your Interests (Possibly): Frenemy Cop Drama “Bad and Crazy”

It seems that you folks enjoy fiction about police with traumatic backstories, screwed-up personal lives, colorful mental illnesses, memory problems, and possible substance abuse issues operating in ethical gray areas - don’t we all! - so I submit for your consideration and (hopefully) enjoyment the Korean cop drama Bad and Crazy. It’s on both Netflix and Amazon Prime and co-stars the police officer dude from Squid Game if that kind of thing matters to you.
Ryu Su Yeol is the best detective in the Munyang Police Agency’s Anti-Corruption (i.e. Internal Affairs) division. But outside of his career, where he scrapes and double-crosses to get ahead, his life is a mess. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his family, he doesn’t have any friends outside of work, he had a bad breakup with his girlfriend (also a cop) a couple of years ago, and he’s starting to develop a serious drinking problem.
Then he starts experiencing strange gaps in his memory, and shortly after gets terrorized by a mysterious figure in a biker helmet that only he can see. If you’re asking whether Ryu Su Yeol has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and the biker guy is his “alter,” the answer is “of course, why else would I be recommending this on the DE sub.” Let’s just say this is a very unusual twist on the buddy-cop genre.
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2023.06.02 00:42 crouchyjr Myself (M25) and my girlfriend (M28) in difficult situation because of roommate and his ex

So a brief preface to this situation: My best friend (and roommate) was recently dumped by his girlfriend out of the blue and for no apparent reason — I happen to be dating her best friend so obviously that makes things very messy.
My girlfriend is still very good friends with my roommate and friend who we’ll call G and wants to maintain said friendship with him, which I personally believe is no issue. G didn’t do anything wrong and was ultimately the victim of the breakup. Where the issue comes in is how the ex feels about this, last weekend my girlfriend and I invited G over for drinks at her place with a few other friends. For the sake of transparency my gf was upfront about this with the ex that he had been invited for drinks as he is a friend of ours. The ex absolutely lost her shit on my gf (the ex was invited earlier but couldn’t come because she was working in which case G wouldn’t have come).
She pretty much started guilt tripping my gf saying that was totally unacceptable and frankly weird for this to be something my gf to do. Accused her of not giving a shit about their friendship and that she doesn’t give a shit about her well-being and mental health. Hurtful and manipulative stuff was said which left my gf feeling extremely down. To make matters worse, the ex completely flipped her shit at G and raged at him saying he better not dare do that again.
How on earth do we approach this situation — is there a scenario where we can make something work for all parties?
I personally think the ex is horribly toxic based on this and previous experiences, but it’s unreasonable to expect my gf to cut this woman off.
Tldr; roommates ex gf being horrible to her best friend (my gf) because we want to maintain friendly relationship with roommate.
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2023.06.02 00:41 xinvisionx CGC Grading - Why I just used them.

Today I just shipped Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) and Mortal Kombat II (SNES). Both CIB.
I know there is a lot of controversy about getting games graded since they should be played, however I can emulate them. That being said, these two particular games strike hard from my childhood and enjoy the nostalgia of having them.
So by sending them to get graded, for me, it’s about preserving them for years to come and displaying on a shelf…to remember simpler times and memories with friends.
I also went CGC because I trust them. They’ve been grading comics for a while now and aren’t new to the grading scene. VGA I don’t know much about and WATA seems sketchy. Even though they both could work since I’m not reselling.
Anyhow, that’s my take on the matter and would love to hear your thoughts.
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2023.06.02 00:41 myalbatr0ss No reason to stop drinking?

burner account bc I'm paranoid lol
tw: loss, alcoholic logic
I've been reading on this community for a few months and reading everyone's stories has been very helpful for me. I just need to vent a little and thought this might be a good place. sorry if this is more of a stream of consciousness I just need to get things off my chest
I'm 23, and I've been drinking almost daily for the past 2-3 years. Right now I'm averaging eight beers a night, sometimes 9 or 10. Objectively, I know I need to stop. I'm rotating grocery stores out of embarrassment, and I'm falling apart. I'm so depressed, my house is disgusting, and I sleep most of the day until I either go to work or start drinking. the problem is I feel like I don't have a good reason to stop. I live alone after multiple traumatic family deaths in the last year and a half. as a result I basically have no family left. I never really made many friends either so I'm really on my own. I go to work, work on my online classes, and drink. no one is concerned about my drinking because there's no one who would know. In my (probably addict) mind, why would I give up having fun getting drunk by myself at night when my other option is to have panic attacks? I couldnt' sleep sober at all for a year after my mom died. Now I can sometimes but it's really hard. I'm struggling so much with grief and probably ptsd that the only time I can even laugh at something or relax is when I'm drinking.
the ironic part is that I feel like I should know better. I'm a nurse, and my dad was an alcoholic the whole time I was growing up and I watched it wreck my family. I just feel like since I don't have any family left, it doesn't matter if I'm a drunk. I know I have a lot of issues at play here and should probably seek some kind of professional help haha but like I said I just wanted to vent a bit to some people who might understand. if you've read all this thank you, I support all of you!
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2023.06.02 00:39 Diligent-Ad-1405 AITA for going behind my parents backs

I (14 F) have been going behind my parents backs. So I have been friends with this girl since 4th grade, let’s call her Sarah, and we grew really close in 6th and 7th grade. We would always hang out after school and walk to school together. In 7th grade she began lying to her parents, drinking, wearing a lot of makeup etc. I found it exciting and I started to copy her bad behaviour. My parents soon discovered that and didn’t want me being around her so much. We did a lot of reckless things together I won’t get into. Even though my parents clearly didn’t approve of our friendship they didn’t forbid us from seeing each other. The summer of 7th grade we hung out almost every week and we were closer than ever. Then we started 8th grade and we didn’t hang out as much but we were still good friends. She had made two new friends, they drank, vaped and smoked w33d. One day her two friends got caught smoking the green at school and were temporarily suspended. Almost everyone knew about it. I was stupid and told my mom all the tea about them. My mom absolutely forbid me and Sarah to hang out. In April, me and Sarah and other friends went on a weekend trip to a summer camp. Two girls in my dorm saw her vape fall out of her pocket and told a counsellor. The counsellor took the vape from her and sent her home. My parents even heard about it. In may Sarah asked me to come with her to a corner shop to buy herself a new vape and I agreed. I told my mom I was going to go to my friends house. But then we took the wrong bus home and we’re stranded in a different town. I was left with no other choice but to call my dad and ask him to pick us up. We never told him what we were doing so far away from home but my dad was convinced she was buying drvgs. My mom was furious when I came home, and didn’t trust me for a while after that. Honestly I don’t blame her. A while ago I lost two of my best friends after a huge fight and other girls in the friend group took their side and barely talked to me after that. I grew very lonely and spent all of my days alone. I sat alone at lunch, in classes and I had no one to hang out with or talk to. Me and my old friend Sarah started talking again and we would sit together in classes and spend lunch together. I was desperate for anyone that would talk to me. Me and Sarah are a really bad influence on each other but she’s really my only friend at the moment. I feel really guilty for going behind my parents backs and lying to them, so am I the A-hole?
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2023.06.02 00:39 eggdrops Best cruise lines/ships for lots of fun activities for a group of 21-23 year olds?

Looking at taking a cruise with a group of friends, a few couples and a few singles all together. I was looking at VV as they're 18+ and seem to have a good party atmosphere (although it does look like a bit much even for our tastes, we're more of a drink and play video games and pool or darts in a basement type) but most videos I see showing the amenities of VV are just gym, lounge areas or places to "hang out" and restaurants on both cruise ships Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady. The pools look small and like there aren't many hot tubs, and from what I've read all seem to be really crowded. The arcade also looked pretty small. Not to sound like I'm hating but if I wanted to just drink and sit in Instagramable places I'd go to the fancier bars in my area instead of paying $1500+ for a cruise with little else to do. If I'm wrong about this, please let me know.
Maybe it's just because I've never taken a cruise before so maybe this is normal and the main attraction is the countries/places you stop at but I'd like there to be lots of things to do on the ship as well. We're not really the type that would go to shows but stuff like a surf machine or a large pool, bars with games and stuff is probably more our thing. Y'know, stuff you can't usually do at home.
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2023.06.02 00:34 Pres_Ley50 I've been drinking a lot more and I like it.

I know this sounds bad and I sound like an alcoholic but I live alone, I work from home, I am bored all the fucking time. My friends are all so busy with their kids or partners... So I've just kinda... Taken up drinking.
I hate the feeling I should be ashamed of it. I don't wake up and open a beer first thing in the morning whatsoever. And I'm not pounding back 7 beers a night either. I just mean after work on a Tuesday and it's beautiful weather and I'm bored and lonely to tears then I'll go grab a beer or cocktail on a patio by myself and chill, maybe get 2. Or I'll take a tumbler and fill it with beer or a mixed drink or whatever and go for a long walk in the park and listen to music.
It just makes me feel good. I don't get drunk enough to the point of puking before bed or too hung over to work. I just get a nice buzz going really. Thing is though I've doing this a lot more often so that's why I feel like I should be ashamed but I don't want to be ashamed.
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