Awkward-Beat

What kind of beauty do you have?

So you might be an Aries or a Gemini, but that doesn’t mean you have Aries Venus or Gemini Venus. Our Venus sign shows us many things and one of those things is the beauty you have.

BTW the body part ruled by the sign of your Venus is generally the most beautiful part of you! *Calculate and find your Venus sign to see :)


Aries Venus: Bold beauty. Everything about you seems to stick out. Badass attitude and facial features that stand out in a dominant fiery way. Your assertiveness is admired and deemed beautiful in other’s eyes. One of the hottest next to Leo.

Taurus Venus: A classic beauty that emanates love and stability. You look very earthy of course, it’s a very grounded and lustful beauty to be honest. I guarantee you look like a million bucks if you have this placement.

Gemini Venus: Mischievous and youthful beauty. Your laugh and silly quirks are to die for. Beautiful mind as well. People probably complement you and adore you because you seem so young and childlike. Your beauty lies in your friendliness and capability to converse with anyone.

Cancer Venus: Just damn adorable. Their nurturing and caring vibe they give off is so beautiful to others. You’re the good girl or good guy with a happy smile. Cancer’s emotions show through and give you a sense of motherly care from them to you. Comfortable beauty. Probably have bigger breasts and hips.

Leo Venus: You can see the Leo fierceness in your eyes. A flirty kind of beauty. You attract people with your outgoing attitude towards life. Can be mischievous looking just like Gemini– you both have that look in your eye. Probably really hot.

Virgo Venus: A subtle and soft, cute beauty. This sign represents women, therefore giving you a very womanly appearance. Your eyes are big and clear. It’s beauty that makes you appear shy, but you’re just always humble in your appearance. Your cuteness alone attracts many admirers. Probably ample breasts and hips.

Libra Venus: You have a girly beauty that catches everyone’s eye. A charming type of beauty. Even if you’re a boy with this placement, you might be called the pretty boy (you’re all gorgeous nonetheless). Very feminine beauty with sparkling eyes. Your beauty has a lot of character.

Scorpio Venus: You possess a deep, dark beauty. The beauty in your eyes reflects your deepest thoughts. There’s an edgy look to your beauty. A beauty with depth, that only some people have access to. But it can’t help but show through and be quite mysterious.

Sagittarius Venus: Care free beauty. Your smile and casual way of living shows a simple beauty, but you also are attractive in the way you get wild and adventurous. Independently beautiful. You’re most attractive when you look like you’re having a good time. Your messy hair is attractive. This reminds me of surfers lol

Capricorn Venus: An elegant and classy beauty. Guys who want a respectable gal will love you. You have a mature beauty that never ages. Beautiful in the way you go about life and tend to the workplace and home life. You are admirable and beautiful while you engage in your tasks.

Aquarius Venus: Wide eyed, off beat beauty. Awkward type of beauty that is so cute to onlookers. The way that you are so quirky and talkative attracts people. Your different way of being in itself is so so beautiful and can’t be ignored, in a great way.

Pisces Venus: An ethereal, completely cute and pretty kind of beauty. Eyes that gleam and dream of romance are gorgeous! Social yet a bit shy. Innocent nature is evident and is beautiful. Like Virgo, your cute nature attracts people.

Just a thought...

So one of the things that I love about this season of Camp Camp, is that while it’s still pretty whimsical and hilarious, it’s shown some real character development in Max and David.

MAX:

Let’s face it, this kid was a die hard troublemaker and a fucking asshole all stuffed inside a tiny ten year old’s body.

Before now, you couldn’t pay him enough to enjoy anything, especially any of David’s crazy camp activities. Hell, he spent a majority of the first season either trying to escape, or trying to figure out how to destroy the camp from the inside. And he got close sometimes, it all could’ve been over when the FBI tried to arrest David for the stuff Max was looking up on his phone. But the small part of him that said what he was doing was going too far made him speak up and exonerate David. And when he thought he had gone to far in his mischievous act that David actually wanted to kill him, he was legitimately afraid and wanted to take back his actions, unlike when he was in the forest with the Quartermaster where it was more likely for him to be murdered and just accepted his fate.

And more importantly, Max was unwilling to accept that people like David existed anymore, and was willing to go to great lengths to break him. And he did. It took twelve episodes but in the end, Max won. David was utterly defeated.

And then Max had to learn the harsh lesson that sure, while life can sometimes be a piece of shit, people can choose too not look past it, but to live with it and still find the good in what’s left. Max was just too jaded by things we know not of, and so was David, and he still found the strength to be himself every day because if he didn’t, Camp Campbell would be even more miserable than Max already thought it was. And because of that, Max decided to help him just for the sake of preserving this optimism.

And now, Max has learned to kind of go with the flow. He’s no longer trying to escape or sabotage David’s every action, he’s just kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying the show.

More so, when Daniel invaded the camp, Max actually sought out David’s help rather than trying to figure out how to get rid of him on his own. And when nothing he did convinced David of Daniel’s murderous intentions, he entered the Purification Sauna, knowing full well he’d be hypnotized into loving Daniel, but had enough faith in David to remove his rose tinted glasses, finally see the truth, and save all the campers from certain death.

And when David got his heart broken by Bonquisha, he and the rest of the children went to great lengths to try and get them back together so he would stop being so depressed all the time.

That’s a lot of character development for a kid.

DAVID:

As for David, his transition has been a lot more subtle.

This happy go-lucky camp counselor is still pretty much the same, while at the same time completely different. The David of first season was optimistic to a fault. He out right refused to see the bad in people, especially Cameron Campbell, got bullied by the kids into leaving the camp for a day, had no clue how to discipline children, and had an unhealthy obsession with being the best camp counselor. And it killed him every day when he couldn’t figure out why none of the kids loved Camp Camp(bell) as much as he did.

There were even some points in the show where his mask slipped and he looked actually angry for once before going back to Happy David.

Until he was pushed to the edge by Max in the season finale of season one and he finally laid all of his cards on the table. He knew perfectly well that not everything was sunshine and roses all the time, but he had a choice. He could be like Max, pessimistic and down right bitter about the world, or he could try to see the good in the world every day and be the best version of himself he could be.

But he also learned a valuable lesson that day. It was okay to not be himself all the time. Sure, he could still be overly enthusiastic about everything, but he could still let go every now and again. Be it wanting to kick out the psycho cult leader you almost hired and may or may not have been after your job-

or sometimes fucking up and saying the wrong thing-

or being openly disappointed in the decisions other people make-

or admitting that you made a mistake that started off with good intentions-

or getting your heart broken-

needing to cry for days on end (even when it’s super awkward)-

and beating the shit out of some guy for something that wasn’t really their fault but only because you’re insanely jealous because they’re banging your babe now.

FINAL POINT:

So in the end, sure, they’re still pretty similar to how they started off in the show.

But the two of them have grown so much, I can’t wait to see where this show is going to take us next.

Hentai Spell and College Experimentation

Background: I find it amusing to refer to Evard’s Black Tentacles as either Evard’s Black Tentacles of Forced Intrusion (because reference) or simply the Hentai spell.

Starting the session with recap:

DM (me): And right where we left off you all were caught in the Hentai spell fyi, your characters have no clue what that is.

Beat (the Bard)’s player: it’s an elvish term

Me, laughing: alright, an elvish term meaning porn, only used by the BDSM community though

Beat’s player: it is weirdly common amount high elves though

me: not that they will admit it.

later, the party has regrouped with the npcs who are stuck in the same place as the party and are updating them on what happened. Two of them actually knew the castor who temporarily captured the main party because they all went to wizard college together, but one is MIA and the other is asking the party for information to see what has changed about the castor.

Arden (Warlock): and she cast Hentai on us

I start to switch out of character before realizing

Arden’s player: She’s an elf she’d know what it is.

Nai (NPC): I’m very aware of that. I think P'hol has access to that through the guild.

Everyone cracks up as I realize what I said.

Nai: Not that they would ever use it.

Arden: You never know with the quiet ones.

Nai: No, P'hol is definitely not the type.

Arden’s Player: Oh shit, I thought that was out of character.

I shake my head.

Nai: I’ve uh, tried to convince them before.

awkward pause

Beat: Well thank you for opening up to us.

Yana (Monk): We should get moving.

Sounds You Bring to Us

I started to put up some writing :) More to come as I edit my way through swampy bogs of nonsense.  

It features characters I know like the back of my hand and is about a couple’s evolving relationship, seen only in snapshots (sometimes rather lengthy snapshots) on New Year’s Eve over several years’ time. 

I recognize that it is nearly March, so let’s just pretend I really got my act together and am delivering this holiday-filled writing sample ten months early. 

bunny - listen to this playlist here

Basically, my aim for this playlist was to show the growth and development of Harry and Fitz’s relationship from AB to PP; these songs just reminded me so much of them. (Sorry there are so many songs, but I felt not one of them deserved to not be included)

This is an ode to Cat’s wonderful duo of Harry Styles and June Fitzpatrick and their crazy ride through uni and through their lives together. I really hope you enjoy, especially you, Cat.

1 Technicolour // Mumm-ra (the song that’s inspired me the most, the lyrics should explain why)

2 She’s So Mean // Matchbox 20 (to me, Fitz)

3 She Moves in Her Own Way // The Kooks (those late night drinks)

4 Berlin // New Politics

5 Sweet and Low // Augustana

6 Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop // Landon Pigg

7 Flaws // Bastille

8 Upside Down // Jack Johnson

9 I’ll Be There For You // THe Rembrandts (watching F.r.i.e.n.d.s. together)

10 Stubborn Love // The Lumineers

11 You // The 1975

12 Home // Mumford and Sons (even that dinky twin bed)

13 High for This (The Weeknd Cover) // Ellie Goulding (drunk)

14 Slow Dancing in a Burning Room // John Mayer (the moment Harry realises he’s in love with Fitz)

15 KIDS // Mikky Ekko

16 What Makes You Beautiful (Cover) // The 1975

17 Give Me Love // Ed Sheeran

18 Certain Things // James Arthur

19 Truly Madly Deeply // One Direction

20 Dirty Paws // Of Mice and Men

21 Let Her Go // Passenger (to California)

22 Sweater Weather // The Neighborhood (reminds me of Harry’s plaid flannel more or less)

23 Don’t Let Me Go // Harry Styles

24 Wherever You Are // 5 Seconds of Summer (this is more of a song for Niall and Finley)

25 Something Great // One Direction (their Skype calls)

26 Endlessly // The Cab (worth fighting for)

27 A Certain Romance // Arctic Monkeys

28 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) // Slow Club (Christmas at the Fitzpatricks’)

29 Ready for Anything // Landon Austin

hope everyone’s having a nice holiday! 

5

2 & 3/∞ favorite passages from Awkward Beat/Pregnant Pause, chapter nine & twenty-seven:

“Do you ever use my body wash when I’m not here? Sometimes I use yours when I’m at your place. It smells like you. Or you smell like it.”

//

“My teeth grazed the sensitive skin of her neck and I realized she smelled familiar. Like my body wash. Like me. I nearly lost it then and there.”

pro tip: when walking in the dark, go heels first so you don’t stub your toes. sure, twisting so you’re facing forward while you do it makes for kind of an awkward shuffle, but it beats stubbing your toe

hold me by the heart | M

In which Hoseok is ready to help you, but you can’t seem to stop running away from him.

Originally posted by hobismole


pairing: hoseok x reader
genre: sports au with volleyball player!hoseok
warning: rated M for my sanity slowly slipped down the drain along with some other bodily fluids.
word count: 5,933
notes: this fic wouldn’t have seen the light of the day without
@ohsuga !!! so thank you for supporting me all the way through pidge !!!


Sweat drips down your face, crashing onto the pavement as you focus on the constant sound of your worn out sneakers breaking the silence looming around the track. The sun is slowly peeking over the horizon, soft rays painting the morning sky with vibrant hues of orange and red. Your hair is dripping with sweat that has coated your frame, clothes clinging even tighter to your flushed skin.

“She can’t play anymore… The future is uncertain… Not good enough…”

The recollection of scenes plays vividly in the forefront of your mind, and you shake your head as if you can somehow will away the painful memories the mornings eerie quietness helped surface. Not even the mild breeze or the soothing scent of the magnolia trees are enough to scare off the ghosts of your past, but time and patience helped you find a new distraction: running.

Inhaling shakily, you quicken your pace until you’re sprinting down the track, as if to run from your own thoughts. It takes but only a moment for your lungs to burn and thighs to shake from the exertion. You can taste, hear, feel the rush of adrenaline pumping through your veins. Two more laps to go, you urge yourself, two more and–

“If it isn’t my favorite early bird!”

A familiar voice echoes through the field and your concentration falters. As your head swings around in search of the owner of the voice, you sense your legs giving out to exhaustion, limbs crashing down from the adrenaline high.

Your palms and knees burn hotly as you skid along the hard gravel stone of the track, the pressure in your palms enough to balance the rest of your body. Hissing in pain, you take a deep breath as a series of profanities fill the crispy air. You clench your fingers into fists in an attempt to reign in your emotions, but your lashes are brimming with unshed tears; you hastily wipe at your eyes, the mixture of grime, blood and sweat across your cheeks making the effort pointless.

“Y/N, fuck… I–” The male voice gasps, sounding way closer. From the corner of your eye, you can see him bending at the waist, panting like a dog. There is a beat of awkward silence as he catches his breath. “I didn’t mean to startle you, I… Oh, oh fuck,” he sputters, “you’re bleeding! Let me take you to the infirm–”

“I’m fine,” you deadpan, dragging the back of your hand across your wet forehead, not bothering with the rest of your face. Your mind conjures all the ways the coach is going to punish you for being so careless, and you bite back a groan, already dreading the countless push ups, squats and six a.m jogs around the campus. Exhaling one more time, you throw your assumptions aside, pushing yourself up before biting your bottom lip to suppress a cry from the pain that shoots up your left leg. “I’ll… I’ll walk myself…”

Your legs shake unsteadily and your body staggers forward as black dots swim in front of you. As the corners of your vision dwindles into a messy blur of colors, you hear a distressed shout of your name as strong arms grasp your waist.

“Ahh, stubborn as always…” The person murmurs from above you, a hot breath of air fanning your reddened cheeks as he adjusts your weight under his arms. “You should be more careful, y’know?”

With little strength left, you turn your head against his collarbone and look up at him with a pained grin. “Well, it’s all your fault, Jung.”

His booming laugh is the last thing you register as your eyes roll back, the world around you swimming into unconscious darkness.

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Sounds You Bring to Us

It’s my 1,000th post! So I thought I would use it to say that all installments of this series are now posted

But more than that, just want to extend a sincere thank you to you for giving it a shot. I know there are no plot twists and the characters may be tired to you, but they’re not to me, and that’s why I’m able to write from my heart when I write about them. I’ve never written a series like this before–one that takes place over several years, but is actually quite connected wherein each installment builds upon the last, albeit subtly in most cases–so it’s been challenging for me while at the same time a welcome home, a reminder to myself that I’m not totally disconnected from human emotion even on days when I feel like I might as well be drifting out at sea. 

I didn’t expect you or ask you to read, but some of you did, and some of you were even kind enough to take time from your day to give me your thoughts. If you’ve ever felt like your knees were seconds from giving out until a friend suddenly put a hand on your back to support you, then you know what your voice means to me. And I won’t forget that. 

Hope you enjoy. Much love. 

Hufflepuff!Joshua x Slytherin!Reader

A/N: For the sake of this story, the season is winter. If it’s not winter wherever you are currently, use your imagination.


  • Finally getting a break after suffering through a vigorous transfiguration lesson the previous day, you are currently roaming around Hogsmeade. The weather is light snowing, icy flakes kissing the exposed skin of your face, the rest of you bundled up warm in layers of sweaters and coats. Stopping in shops, people-watching, and buying a few cauldron cakes from Honeydukes- it was safe to say you’re enjoying yourself.
  • That was until you see a puff of grey and black fur in the distance, and the seven foot tall bear, menacingly looming right behind it.
  • You thought to yourself for a few seconds, “Is the small animal in danger?” and “is this really my problem, though?”.
  • “To hell with it”, you muttered to yourself as you broke into a sprint, straight for the quivering, greyish puff, and the massive bear that seemed to grow larger and larger to closer you got to it.
  • The bear was only a few feet away from the small animal when you got close enough to cast a spell.
  • “Avis!”, you shouted with authority in your voice, your wand aimed directly for the bear.
  • Your voice and your wand pointing at the bear caused the bear to cast it’s attention to you instead of the defenseless animal between you two, but this didn’t last long. Birds flocked from the forest, took note of the direction of your wand, and swooped in, taking turns pecking at the bear furiously.
  • The bear was successfully distracted, roaring and swinging it’s alarmingly large arms at the birds.
  • You took this as your opportunity, making a break for the dark, shaking ball of fur, and scooping it up in your arms. Taking a moment to glance up at the bear, only a couple of steps in front of you, you look up to see what appears to be hundreds of more birds flying your way. Maybe your spell was a little too successful.
  • This was a sign for you to make a break for it, running all the way from Hogsmeade back to Hogwarts, darting through halls and plowing down staircases, until you arrived at the Slytherin commons.
  • Taking a moment to breathe after all that physical exertion, you dropped your eyes to the little grey & black ball of fluff cradled in your arms. Upon further inspection, you realize that this creature is either a dog or a wolf, and you’re not sure which one. It looks like a mix of both.
  • Suddenly, Chan and his two mothers, Jun & Minghao, walk in to the commons room, not paying much attention to you. That is until Minghao does a double take in your direction and shouts loud enough for the whole school to hear.
  • Minghao: “IS THAT A DOG???”
  • You now have the attention of all three boys, who hurriedly shuffle over to you and start cooing over the soft pup in your embrace.
  • Chan: “It’s so cute!”
  • Jun: “Hey, I’m more cute”
  • Minghao: “Y/N, if you don’t let me hold it I might actually cry”
  • You: “I know it’s very cute but I want to make sure it’s okay first. When I found it, a bear was about to attack it”
  • Chan: “A bear?? In winter? Shouldn’t it be hibernating?”
  • You: “I don’t know, it didn’t seem like a normal bear. It was malicious even when unprovoked”
  • Jun: “It could have rabies or something”
  • You: “Yeah, I guess it could have”
  • Minghao: “And you did what? Went barreling towards it? By yourself, too! Don’t you know how dangerous that is?!”
  • You: “If I let you hold the dog, will you stop nagging me like you do Chan?”
  • Minghao: “Oh my god yes, please give me him”
  • “It’s actually a girl dog”, you corrected him as you carefully passed him the little ball of floof.
  • After about a minute of straight cooing at the dog, you were about to demand her back, still being worried about her condition, when Minghao placed the dog back in your arms, looking somewhat irritated.
  • You: “Why are you so pissed off?”
  • Minghao: “I’m not pissed off, I’ve been pissed on. I’m going to go take a shower…”
  • Stifling your laughs for until he left the room, you, Jun, and Chan, burst out into hysterics as soon as Minghao closed the door behind him.
  • Jun: “He was so excited about the dog, too!”
  • Chan: “Apparently the dog was a little too excited about him”
  • As Minghao went into one of the communal bathrooms with showers, he heard soft, mid-range singing.
  • Minghao: “Joshua, is that you?”
  • Joshua: “Yeah, why?”, he said, stepping out of one of the showers with a towel around his waist. He looked at Minghao’s mysteriously wet shirt, and asked what happened.
  • Minghao: “Y/N found a dog, and it peed on me. I’m gonna go wash it off”
  • Joshua: “Y/N found a dog?! Can I go see it?”
  • Minghao: “Yeah, knock yourself out. They’re in the Slytherin commons, so make your way to the dungeons”
  • And that’s exactly what Joshua did. After getting dressed, of course, because showing up to the Slytherin commons half naked is an A+ way to guarantee getting yourself hexed by their Prefect, Jihoon. As a prefect himself, Joshua was not about to take that risk.
  • He hurried down to the Slytherin commons and knocked on the door, only to be greeted by the door swinging open in one fluid motion, and Jun’s broad figure leaning against the door frame.
  • Jun: “I normally wouldn’t let a Hufflepuff in the Slytherin commons, but since it’s you Joshua, it’s fine. Come on in”, he said in a hushed tone.
  • Joshua: “Why are you speaking so quie-”
  • Joshua felt a hand slapped against his mouth and took it as a not-so-subtle hint to stop talking.
  • Chan: “You can’t talk too loud, or you’ll wake them up!”
  • Joshua: “Wake who up?”
  • Chan points to the fireplace, where you and the puppy are curled up in a couple of blankets, completely asleep.
  • Chan: “When they rescued the dog from that bear, the dog apparently had been in the snow for a while, freezing cold to the touch. They wanted to make sure the puppy warmed up, but they’re so tired they fell asleep. But aren’t they cute napping together like that?”
  • Joshua is dumbstruck by the overload of info Chan just dumped on him, but all he can think of is how yes, you do look absolutely flawless relaxed in front of the fireplace like that. So entranced by the soft rise and fall of your chest as you breath, and how your eyelashes flutter ever so slightly, resting gently against your cheeks, Joshua doesn’t even notice Chan trying to talk to him.
  • Chan: “Joshua?? You there?”, he says, waving a hand in front of Joshua’s face, tearing his attention from you to Chan.
  • Joshua: “Did you say she rescued the dog?”
  • Chan then went on to repeat himself relay what you had told the Slytherin boys about your encounter with the bear and dog. Half way through, Joshua had to plop himself down in one of the cushy arm chairs, from pure shock. He had a few classes with you before, but never really had the opportunity to really get to know you outside of the classroom. Being shown how strong in character you are, he’s beginning to regret not taking the initiative to become someone you would care about.
  • Just as this thought is running through his head, you stir from your brief slumber, immediately sleepily searching for the dog, and letting out a breath of relief when you spot her snuggled up in your lap, safe and sound.
  • Still somewhat out of it from just waking up, it would be an understatement to say that the last thing you expected to see was Joshua Hong kneeling in front of you with the most heartwarming expression on his face.
  • You also didn’t expect him to talk to you so suddenly, so you didn’t exactly catch whatever he said.
  • You: “I’m sorry, can you repeat that?”
  • Joshua: “I was just wondering if I could hold her?”
  • You: “Oh! Of course!”, you agree, picking up the now awake and very excited puppy, and handing her to Joshua, trying not to look too obviously flustered when your hands brush his.
  • “Of course Joshua Hong would come all the way to the Slytherin commons to see a dog, he’s the softest guy in the woRLD”, your internal monologue rambles on to itself, making sense of the amiable boy in front of you, looking adoringly at the puppy, while you look adoringly at him.
  • While his attention is on the dog, you scan the room to try and find your Slytherin companions, but they most likely lost interest and left, Chan going to practice quidditch, and Jun going to do… whatever it is that he does. You still weren’t really sure.
  • You had just thought you were getting over your crush on Joshua Hong, when here he shows up, out of the blue, here to make you catch feelings again. At first you find yourself a little irritated at the sudden intrusion into your heart again, the first time being when you had classes with him before, but one look at him with that damn puppy and you know you’re hooked again. You might as well just let it happen.
  • Joshua: “Have you named her yet?”
  • You: “No, I haven’t. What name do you think suits her?”
  • Joshua: “Me? Uh, well…”, he says, and looks at the dog with a charming amount of unnecessary concentration, before he comes to a conclusion.
  • You: “It’s okay if you don’t know any-”
  • Joshua: “Toast”
  • You: “… toast?”
  • Joshua: “I mean… her fur looks like what you get when you burn toast. So I like the name ‘Toast’. But I mean if that’s okay with you, it could be totally stupid and-”
  • Picking up the puppy out of Joshua’s arms, and lifting her up in the air Lion King style, you begin your dramatic speech.
  • You: “And from this day forward, people shall cower in the wake of the mighty beast that’s name rings loud and clear- TOAST!
  • When you finish, there’s an awkward silence for a beat, before Joshua practically falls over, cackling.
  • Joshua: “See!! Toast is perfect! Toast the Great!”
  • You: “There’s just one problem, though. Hogwarts doesn’t allow dogs as acceptable pets. It’s only cats, rats, owls, or toads”
  • Joshua: “We could keep her a secret?”
  • You: “But that’s not fair to the other students who might want dogs as pets. What if we rallied together the student body and got everyone to sign a petition to have Hogwarts permit dogs as pets? Then we’d get to keep Toast and other students could have dogs, too”
  • Joshua: “That’s actually a really good plan! How do you want me to help?”
  • You: “Well honestly if you go around with the petition, not a damn person wouldn’t sign it, seeing as everyone loves you”, you quickly retort, only to glance up at Joshua, whose cheeks have shifted to a light pink color, as he blinks at you in surprise.
  • Joshua: “I- Um… thank you. That means a lot coming from you. I’ll get right on drafting the petition!”, he says as he makes a break for the door, only to jog back, pat Toast on the head, and then sprint out of the room.
  • He runs out and you’re just standing there, c o n f u s e d, holding this dog like “I. Fucked. Up”
  • When Toast reaches up and licks your cheek and you’re like “You know what. It’s fine. I don’t need that beautiful, caring boy. I only need twenty seven dogs”, and on that note, you go up to your dorms, make a lil doggo bed out of blankets and pillows, plop Toast into the pile of bedding, and then crawl into your own bed. You fall asleep wanting to Die of Embarrassment™, but also feeling strangely motivated on your mission to allow dogs as pets. It definitely had everything to do with cute dogs, and not one particular cute Hufflepuff boy.
  • The next morning, you sit down at the Slytherin table at your usual spot between Jun and Minghao, which Chan liked to cleverly call the “China Line Sandwich” he’s the only one other than Wonwoo that found this funny at all
  • You felt a tap on your shoulder, and turn to see a sheepish looking Joshua, one hand rubbing the back of his neck, and the other clutching a mostly blank paper.
  • Joshua: “I’m sorry for running out like that yesterday, but here, I finished the draft our petition!”, he apologizes, handing you the scroll. After looking through it, you’re amazed by the amount of detail and hard work he put into this.
  • You: “Joshua, this is flawless. We could start passing this around today!”
  • Your excitement is short lived, however, as the petition is snatched out of your hands by the one, the only, Choi Seungcheol.
  • Seungcheol: “Y/N, what kind of tricks are you up t- WAIT IS THIS ABOUT DOGS”, he shouts after skimming to parchment he abruptly acquired.
  • Joshua: “It’s a petition for Hogwarts to permit dogs as pets”
  • Seungcheol: “Oh my god, can I sign it? Wait I don’t have a pen or anything… HEY MINGYU!”, he yells across the room to the Gryffindor table, where you see Mingyu get startled and choke on whatever he was eating. After his coughing fit, Mingyu takes a sip of water and calls back to Seungcheol.
  • Mingyu: “wHAT DO YOU WANT?”
  • Seungcheol: “DO YOU HAVE A PEN?”
  • Mingyu: “YEAH, HERE”, he says, and chucks a pen across the dining hall, only to completely miss and whack an unsuspecting Jeonghan in the face, who jumped back so hard he fell out of his seat.
  • Seungcheol: “Oops, sorry babe”, he mumbles his apologies to Jeonghan, patting him on the head, and walking away with the pen.
  • Jeonghan: “You couldn’t helped me up or anything?”
  • Seungcheol: “DOGS ARE ON THE LINE, HUN, I’M NOT MESSING AROUND”
  • After Seungcheol accidentally makes this giant scene about signing your petition, other people’s interests are sparked and more and more people from all houses come to sign it. By the time you leave breakfast, you already have seventy-three signatures.
  • You: “Woah, I can’t believe people are this willing to help…”
  • Joshua: “I believe it. Who would say no to puppies? Also why don’t you take the petition to your classes to see if we can get more signatures. If we keep it up at this rate, we’ll have enough to bring to the headmaster by the end of the day!”
  • You:  “Here, I think you should bring the petition with you. We’ll get double the signatures if you’re the one asking people to sign”
  • Joshua: “??? And why is that?”
  • You: “I mean, collectively as a student body, no one wants to see Joshua Hong upset. It heartbreaking, really. You’re a really likable person, I can’t think of a single person who would say no to you”
  • Joshua: “Wonwoo. Wonwoo would say no to me. Something along the lines of ‘all those dogs will just scare away my cat’, as if his cat doesn’t already run from him in the first place”
  • You: “Yeah, yeah, but you know I’m right. Just take the petition, I’m sure you’ll do great”, you decide, handing Joshua the parchment and Mingyu’s pen that neither of you were inclined to give back
  • You went through the rest of your day as normal, except for telling people that if they run into Joshua, they should sign the petition. It wasn’t until your third class of the day, History of Magic, that someone called you out.
  • Minghao: “You’ve been telling everyone about Joshua for the past hour, what’s your deal with him?”
  • You: “Oh, well we started a petition together which hopefully will allow-”
  • Minghao: “You started a petition together? Together? You could’ve just said you started a petition, but you thought it was important to associate you two together? Maybe ‘together’ is what you really want, Y/N…”
  • You: “No, wait… I just, I didn’t mean it like-”
  • Minghao: “I’m personally supportive of this relationship. We could use a little positive energy around the Slytherin kids. And you can never have too many Slytherin & Hufflepuff couples”
  • Understanding that Minghao is not about to let this go any time soon, you decide to just admit to him your feelings for Joshua, and hope Minghao wouldn’t do anything too invasive to “help” escalate your relationship with Joshua.
  • Minghao: “I’m not gonna do anything about it, but I’ve seen you practically trip over yourself just to glance at him in the halls. You’re not subtle at all”
  • You: “Oh shut up, at least I’m capable of feelings, unlike some of us”
  • Minghao: “What the hell is that supposed to mean? Y/N? Y/N!”, he calls out for you as you weave your way out of the class, the Professor having just dismissed everyone.
  • To your surprise, as soon as you turn the corner, you see Joshua just standing there. He gets up on his tiptoes and looks over the mess of students pouring out of the classroom, until he sees you. And oh boy, when he sees you, his face lights up, his entire posture perks up, and he looks so happy. You freeze, your heart beating alarmingly faster and harder than you’d like to admit.
  • He makes his way through the crowd over to you, and shoves two scrolls into your hands- one being the petition from this morning, full of signatures, and the other being a significantly longer scroll, almost as tall as you, also completely full of signatures.
  • Joshua: “I guess people really like dogs, huh?”, he says, trying to suppress all his overflowing excitement.
  • You: “Joshua this is amazing! You’re the only one that could’ve managed this, thank you!”, you thank him, wrapping your arms around his waist and holding him tight for a brief moment, before letting go and marching down the hall, leaving a flustered Joshua in your wake.
  • Joshua: “I… ah, um…”
  • You: “Come on, Joshua! We have to present this to the headmaster. For Toast!”, you say, stopping your brisk walk to turn around to face him. He looked like he was in deep thought, and you weren’t sure why. It was like he didn’t even hear you.
  • You slowly make your way back over to where you came from, and stop only when you’re directly in front of him.
  • You: “Are you okay?”, you ask cautiously, placing a hand on his shoulder, and then kinda wishing you didn’t, because oh my god you can feel his muscles through his frEAkING shiRT
  • His eyes drop down to meet yours, the alarm apparent in his expression, before muttering something about ‘being fine’ and ‘not wanting to get into it right now’, to which your subconscious was like “alright bro, but like- the petition. Toast needs us”. Before you could say any of that out loud though, Joshua places his hand over your hand that’s been hovering on his shoulder, brings them down to his side, and laces his fingers with yours.
  • Joshua: “C'mon, the headmaster’s office is this way”, he says, leading you in that direction, and acting like this a normal fucking thing and you know this is nOT noRMAL for you two at all because your heart is beating out of your chest, and for once in your life, you have no idea what the heck to say.
  • The walk to the headmaster’s office was silent, but a comfortable silence. That’s one of the things you appreciate about Joshua- how he has the ability to make the people around him comfortable without even trying.
  • He lets go of your hand to knock on the intimidatingly large, oak door, only to place his hand on the small of your back comfortingly, leading you inside when the door slowly creaks open.
  • After you pitch your idea to the headmaster and provide a solid argument along with the hundreds of signatures on hour petitions, the headmaster HAS to agree. And that’s exactly what happened.  
  • You and Joshua walk out of the headmaster’s office, trying to remain professional until out of sight of the headmaster. Then the two of you explode into a fit of happy giggles.
  • You: “Did you see how far his eyebrows raised when I started talking about dogs?”
  • Joshua: “I thought they were gonna fly away, oh my gosh”
  • You: “But really, I didn’t know you liked dogs enough to go through all this work”
  • Joshua: “I don’t like dogs enough to do this, I like you more than enough, though”
  • You: “…hUH?!?”
  • Joshua: “oH wOW that just kind of slipped out, um you can pretend I never said that, I mean I don’t want to make it awkw-”
  • He was interrupted by you crashing your lips onto his. At first he didn’t respond at all, but after a moment his hands found their way to your hips as he melted into the kiss.
  • You pulled away, making eye contact with him, and smiling so hard your cheeks started cramping.
  • Joshua: “Does this mean, you’d maybe want to date me?”
  • You: “I mean, if Toast likes you, who am I to say no”
  • Joshua: “Wait shouldn’t we check on Toast, it’s been like five hours and what if she’s not okAY, don’t we need to let her outside to use the bathroom???”
  • You: “oh hell, you’re right. Let’s go!”
  • The two of you dashed to the Slytherin commons, hoping that she hadn’t had an accident on anything important. What you were met with, you were both surprised and unsurprised.
  • Minghao was in a rocking chair by the fireplace, drinking a glass of water, with Toast curled up in a ball on his lap.
  • Minghao: “Can I be her godfather? Pretty please?”
  • You: “Uhh I mean are you okay with that?”, you asked Joshua.
  • Joshua: “I don’t see how that’d be a problem. Since we’re dating, I’d probably be Toast’s dad anyway”
  • Minghao: “YOU WHAT”, he yelled, surging forward and spitting out the sip of water he’d taken right before Joshua mentioned the word ‘dating’.
  • Meanwhile, Toast came bounding up to the two of you, hopping up to get your attention. You both kneel down to pet her, showering her with love.
  • Minghao: “Are you two going to just ignore me”
  • Joshua: “Toast is more important, sorry”
  • Minghao: “What kind of a dumb name is ‘Toast’, anyway?”
  • You: “A NAME THAT MY BEAUTIFUL BOYFRIEND MADE UP, NOW DO YOU WANNA BE THE GODFATHER OR NOT”
  • Minghao: “…yes please”
  • A couple of days later, the headmaster announced that dogs were to be allowed as pets at Hogwarts. From then on, you saw more and more of your peers with cute puppies, walking around the courtyard and halls.
  • In the end, you were happy that you made the split second decision to save that dog, because if you hadn’t, you might’ve missed the opportunity to become someone special to one of the sweetest boys you know.
  • Also you got a puPPY like heLL yES.