“Around once a week, her husband tried to reach through the invisible barriers she built — the going up to bed early, the intense concentration on a book, the hoping he was too tired to want anything but sleep. “He’ll move closer to me in bed, or put his arm around me, or rub my back.” She willed herself not to refuse him. And mostly, she didn’t. Usually they had sex about four times each month. But it upset her that she had to force herself and that she put up those barriers to deter him from reaching more often.
“I’m scared that if it’s slimmed to this by now, what’s going to happen as we get older?” she said. “I want to stay close, not just psychologically, physically. I want to stay in love. I have a friend, they have sex so intermittently, every three months. She is so unhappy. I don’t want that to happen to me.” She longed for a cure, a tab of magic. As she got into her car in the parking lot at the center, she hoped that her first set of pills had been placebos, that she’d been given fakes for the first eight weeks, that today she was driving away with the real drug and that their sex life would be transformed.”
U.S. Military’s remake of the - Call Me Maybe
For anyone unfortunate enough to have not seen this yet.
I needed this in my life
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER HOW ARE PEOPLE NOT MORE EXCITED FOR THIS
WATCH IT JUST WATCH IT
I believed it more from the military guys. You cheerleaders need to step up your game!
All I see is Sidewinder
history meme - ten moments - the crowning and beheading of anne boleyn
Anne was crowned Queen of England on 1 June 1533, and her ascension to the throne marked the split between her husband, Henry VIII, and The Catholic Church, and the beginning of the The Church of England, which remains the state religion in England to this day. She was beheaded on 19 May 1536 under accusations of high treason, including murder, incest and witchcraft. Her daughter Elizabeth would eventually ascend the throne and become one of Britain’s most celebrated rulers. Anne is remembered as one of history’s most infamous queens.
Ty took his hand and pulled at him. “Come dance with me, Zane,” he requested quietly.
Zane’s stomach flipped as he got to his feet, his hand folding into Ty’s after the gentle tug. He wondered if he looked as surprised as he felt and what expression was on Ty’s face right now. He took a few cautious steps after Ty out onto the cleared rug, the surprise melting into a deeply felt curl of pleasure and sparkle of unexpected nerves.
Ty laughed as he pulled Zane to him and they fumbled over where to put their hands and how to hold each other. His breath was warm on Zane’s cheek, and for the first time, Zane could feel the way Ty held himself as he prepared to dance, confident and strong. He’d seen it on the cruise ship when Ty had done a damn good tango. When they’d danced at the club, it had been more of a whirling mosh pit. This would be their first real dance.
“You lead, I’ll follow,” Ty offered.
“I’d rather follow you,” Zane murmured, absolutely aware of how many meanings those words held right now.
Ty’s hand tightened in his, repositioning them, and his other arm wrapped around Zane until they were close enough that Zane could feel Ty’s movements deep down. He started with slow, easy steps, a real box step and turn to match the music, not just a graceless shuffle. This Zane could do without thinking about it, Ty’s body and the music guiding him. He literally didn’t need to see a thing. He draped his free hand over Ty’s shoulder and relaxed into Ty’s arms, their cheeks brushing with each step. Ty turned his face toward Zane’s, touching his nose and lips to Zane’s cheek, and he curled Zane’s hand between them, holding it against his chest. They swayed gently with the music, but Ty would occasionally pick up the pace and turn Zane in a faster circle as the instrumental chorus picked up. Then he would slow them again, pulling Zane closer, pressing their cheeks together in a gesture that was borderline sensual as the music moved them.
Roux, Abigail; Urban, Madeleine (2011-10-14). Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run Series) (Kindle Locations 2965-2980). Dreamspinner Press. Kindle Edition.