eah. I got tickets to go see So You Think You Can Dance because I’ve been watching you since I was about 7, and I was crazy when I knew you were actually going to be on the show. And the whole show I was looking at you like, “Please let her look at me.” And then they told me that I could go backstage and meet you, and I’m literally, like, taking deep breaths, like, “Oh my goodness,” and then you were a normal human being. You were Maddie Ziegler. Then you followed me on Twitter—and I had a meltdown—and the rest is history, really. I finally got your number, and then we met, and we had that very hysterical day where we met some funny people at the pool. We just clicked. I feel like I’m talking to someone else, not you. I feel like I’m talking in the third person. [laughs]
It’s a cold night, dry for now, but it smells like snow and Alec can see his breath fogging the air in front of his face. Magnus seems almost entirely unaffected by the weather, gesturing with his usual enthusiasm as they walk down the street (they’re on their way back from dinner, and Alec hadn’t been able to resist when Magnus suggested they walk; he knows the sooner they get back to Magnus’s the sooner this date will be over, and he wants every minute with him he can get) but Alec has both hands stuffed in his pockets and is hunching his shoulders, as if that will protect him from the gentle but freezing wind. He hadn’t thought about needing gloves when he left the Institute, or a scarf, and his jacket isn’t really warm enough for this weather by itself. He edges closer to Magnus, hoping to absorb some of his warmth by proximity, and Magnus bumps their shoulders together gently. Alec feels warmth radiate through him from that point of contact, and, impulsively, slips his hand out of his pocket and catches Magnus’s hand, lacing their fingers together. Magnus turns to him, and smiles, and for the first time since they stepped outside Alec can’t feel the cold at all.
Novak,” Castiel introduces himself in return, firmly shaking the
hand he has been offered, “As my boss has probably already informed
you, I will be your new bodyguard.”
“Will you?” Dean questions as he raises an eyebrow,
unimpressed in a way that speaks of many years of experience with new
bodyguards. Not that Castiel looks particularly unpromising – there
have been many who have made a worse first impression, looking as
though they were only in it for the money or the prestige of being
able to call Dean Winchester their employee –, but also not
particularly promising. Truthfully, he almost seems to have walked
right out of a fashion photo shoot or some old-timey mafia movie,
what with the snugly fitting suit and the tousled hair, but not a
well-renowned personal protector agency.
Still, he will have to do for now. Dean is about to go on a
campaign that will lead him through many events and meetings that
have been set up to promote familiarity and intimacy with his
possible voters, meaning that he will have to get up close and
personal with them. Having more than one bodyguard – or one who
looks more like one and less like Novak – with him would interfere
with the whole ‘I’m one of you, vote for me’ vibe he’s striving for,
and it’s not like there’s any time left to choose another guard for
himself. Not with his campaign starting tomorrow.
Castiel does nothing more than quirk one corner of his mouth at
Dean’s pointed question and tilt his head to the side just so.
“Unless you have any objections.” There’s not even a challenge in
his words or eyes, just calm reassurance and a frankly impressive ‘I
don’t give a fuck either way’ attitude.
It drives a small shiver down Dean’s spine, one that’s not
entirely unpleasant, and has him sigh in resignation.
“No,” he waves him off, although he already feels himself
regretting his decision,“none.”
ngl, reading ot5 stories where they have a healthy relationship really opened me up to polyamory more.
Mmhm, exactly! There’s fuck-all representation in the media, but at least fanfic-wise we’ve got some great stuff around in our corner. We could always use more, and the OT5 does tend to have mostly the same dynamic with them all being equal partners, but it’s still great as a starting point to get people thinking about it, y’know? I love our little fandom niche so much. uwu
//I’m probably going to regret putting my two cents in, but with the thing regarding LGBT+ characters in RW//BY, they’ve been promising that they’re there since season one, but we still haven’t seen any.
I’m not saying they had to show up immediately or anything, I’m just saying we’ve had lots of het coded interactions. Examples include Pyrrha liking Jaune, Jaune liking Weiss, Weiss liking Neptune, Neptune liking anything with a skirt, etc. But we haven’t had any LGBT+ characters with casual interactions like that. (And I know any of those characters can be bi but without being told the majority of people will assume they are straight)
I know they’re at the age where you find yourself, but there are kids at 17 who know they like the same sex. I just need casually flirting like we got above with 2 girls or 2 guys. We’re not asking a lot. Just the same sort of casual representation that straight people get.