The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater;

“Tell me what to wish for,” I say. “Tell me what to ask the sea for.”

“To be happy. Happiness.”

TMI/TID MEME || 4/8 colors » yellow 

City of Bones + chapters [insp.]

I took another step. He stilled. Our bodies were almost touching now. I reached up and cupped his cheek with my hand. This time the flash of confusion on his face was impossible to miss. He held himself frozen, his only movement the steady rise and fall of his chest. Then, as if in concession, he let his eyes close. A line appeared between his brows.

“It’s true,” I said softly. “You are stronger, wiser, infinite in experience.” I leaned forward and whispered, my lips brushing the shell of his ear. “But I am an apt pupil.”


ASOIAF/GOT characters meme: 6/?
the first Daenerys Targaryen, Princess of Dorne

Daenerys Targaryen was the daughter of Aegon IV and Naerys Targaryen.
Her betrothal to the Prince of Dorne, Maron Martell, was brokered by her brother Daeron as part of the treaty bringing Dorne into the realm of the Iron Throne. 
Daenerys loved Daemon Blackfyre and it was said the main reason Daemon rose in rebellion against Daeron was that Daenerys was denied to him.

Despite Daemon and Daenerys being in love, her brother the king, Daeron the Good, was more concerned with matters of state than matters of love. There had been many years of fighting with Dorne, and failure to bring them into the Seven Kingdoms while not being able to keep them from harassing the Seven Kingdoms. So he realized that where violence failed, perhaps marriage could bring an end to hostilites and so he uses his sister to make an alliance with the prince of Dorne. It’s a political marriage, pure and simple, a convenient marriage to guarantee a union between Dorne and the Seven Kingdoms. And also, he prefers to give his sister to the prince of Dorne over a bastard bother with whom he’d already had a few clashes and whom too many people were looking one as a legitimate claimant to the throne or rightful king. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and helps lead to Daemon becoming the first Blackfyre Pretender
A year after the rebellion concluded, in 197 AL, the marriage was carried out and Dorne formally joined to the rest of the Seven Kingdoms.

After Daemon’s failure and death, Maron Martell built his bride the Water Gardens, a place of beauty made of colored marble with pools and trees. Her children played in the pools along with the children of other highborn lords. One day when the sun was hot, she took pity on the children of the servants and guards and allowed them to play in the pools with the highborn children, starting a tradition that is still kept in Dorne to this day.

The daughter of Aerys II Targaryen and Rhaella Targaryen, was named after her and a portrait of Princess Daenerys still hangs in Sunspear.

a mix for blue and the boys (i’m just a boy with a melody) [listen]

i. thunder clatter - wild cub // ii. wasted - tiesto // iii. on my way - billy boy on poison // iv. come with me now - kongos // v. give me back my hometown - eric church // vi. bread and butter - hugo // vii. down the road - c2c // viii. rome - yeasayer // ix. from rusholme with love - mint royale // x. basically, i - robert delong // xi. pompeii (tyde remix) - bastille // xii. head is not my home - ms mr // xiii. beside you - phildel // xiv. skin - boy // xv. i wanna get better - bleachers // xvi. right this way - sunderland

You will be Boadicea someday, Tessa

"Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!"

Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.