Request: Hi! I would like to request a Taehyung scenario where it’s cold outside and him and OC (they’re dating) stay inside and cuddle and watch movies and be cute. I love your blog and your writing so much. Thanks in advance.
Genre: Fluff / Comedy.
You pouted after receiving the news, all your plans crumbled down in just one second.
-So we won’t be able to go out today? -
Taehyung snickered. –Well, if you want to ride a sleight then we can go anywhere you want-
You rolled your eyes at his comment, your bad reaction only making him laugh.
You had arrived at Taehyung’s apartment two hours ago, at that moment the weather had been nice enough to go out for a winter date without problems, but now it was far from being nice, just looking outside the window you could notice the stormy sky, the snow fell heavily on the streets difficulting even to see any further than the street in front of you.
You had been so excited about this date, contrary to what most people thought, you loved winter. Everything about it brought joy to your spirit, the decorations, the snow, the events in the city, the christmas lights, even the special flavored lattes were a huge thing for you. But the best part of it all was being able to put on your beautiful long coats and high boots, your mother had bought you a gorgeous pair that you couldn’t wait to show off, it went perfectly with the long coat you had put on today. So there you were standing in the middle of Taehyung’s living room all dolled up with your favorite coat on, your brand new boots, perfect makeup, perfect hair but ready to go nowhere, all your plans and efforts going to waste.
-Stupid winter, why is snowing so heavily in early December? This makes no sense-
Taehyung hugged you from behind, his face making contact with your neck. –Don’t be so salty with winter jagi- he kissed your cheek and you pouted again. –We can always do something fun inside-
You turned around and placed your arms behind his neck, still pouting for extra effect. –Like what? I wanted to go out-
-I can spoil my little girl all day long- he offered leaning down to kiss your lips. –It’s that good enough for you? - He said smiling, his face so close to yours that he could see the light pink shade on your cheeks.
-Oh please you guys! - Jimin complained making a gagging gesture from the kitchen. –Keep it together, I’m here! -
-Oh sorry Jiminie- Taehyung said with a not so sorry tone. –If you don’t like it you can always go to your room-
-Tae!- you exclaimed trying to suppress your laugh.
-Yah Kim Taehyung! This is my place too, I can be anywhere I want- Jimin said outraged with his roommate’s behavior.
Taehyung laughed louder. –I can’t do anything for you Jiminie, I want to kiss my girlfriend all day-
Taehyung tried to steal a kiss from you to prove his point, you screamed trying to get out of his reach with no success. Jimin screamed louder. –Oh god! You’re disgusting- he picked up his sandwich and glared at you. –I’m going to my room-
Here’s part 1 if you missed it. Again, operating on slight modern au. I don’t know if anyone else in the world does Zoo Lights but Calgary does, so that’s where I pulled that from for Fareeha.
McCree • Three words: personal sleight rides. McCree is the kind of guy that has horses and a two-person sleight just for occasions like this. What do I mean? You guys pack enough supplies for a month and he drives you to a cabin up in the frozen north away from the stresses of the city. The Northern Lights streak the sky every night, you’re roasting marshmallows in the dark, and the bed is always warm because the warm fireplace is always lit. • To pass time, McCree teaches you how to shoot and evade capture under the guise of an extended Nerf gun fight in the woods. • His aim with a snowball is terrifying, please don’t let him use Deadeye. • Sharing the bathtub is something you both insist on to not waste water. Yep, completely, no ulterior motives there, right? • He always has nicknames for you and “sugarplum” is most prominent when the snows on the ground. • There are days when the two of you just lie in bed together talking, he’s got his arms around you and his head rests atop yours. You hear the beat of his heart and his rumbling laughter when you start tickling him. • You’re both closer when you get home, and you’re both ready to challenge Hanzo and Genji to a massive snowball fight that draws everyone in the entire neighbourhood. You’re the one that actually gets sick, and McCree is all but ready to nurse you back to health.
Fareeha • She loves spending the day with you, not necessarily doing anything, because the hustle and bustle of Christmas has everyone else in a frenzy. • She doesn’t personally celebrate the holiday but the two of you do exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Your house is where Christmas dinner is held, everyone invited, and Fareeha enjoys it purely because of the family atmosphere, not because of the religious implications. • She does camp out on the rooftop and throw snowballs at you when you get home. • Fareeha likes the snow but the cold is the main issue, she’s used to hotter climates which is why you’ve given her a toque, mittens, and scarf (Mommy Amari approves of this type of courtship). • Going to Zoo Lights is probably her favourite thing in the entire world during Christmas. The zoo transforms into a myriad of multi-coloured light displays for a week – glowing silhouettes of gorillas and dinosaurs, tall tropical trees made of yellow and green lights. It’s cold and dark but you packed a thermos of hot chocolate and you’re holding her hand so she doesn’t mind. • The two of you hold a movie night with the gang and watch every Christmas movie you can find, even the really poorly made ones. Cricket on the Hearth, Fareeha declares, is one of the weirdest cartoons she’s ever seen with its poor animation and weird musical breaks. A crow made a contract kill on a cricket and then got shot during a bad deal, what is this? • Snow angels are a must, because Fareeha is an angel and she blushes whenever you tell her that.
Tracer • Ever seen Tracer skate? It’s horrendous. She wants to go fast immediately but always loses her balance. You’re sorely tempted to just drag a chair with you whenever you guys go skating but you decide against it. You have her place her hands on your shoulders and skate in front of her, telling her to match your strides. • It takes a while but eventually you’re gliding around the rink in unison, she lets go of you and slides up beside you grinning like a dork. • Watching her eyes light up while decorating the Christmas tree tugs at your heart strings every time. There’s a lot of homemade ornaments on your tree, dating back years from when you were both young. You get different colours of candy canes to hang on the tree, and string popcorn around it because Tracer thinks its neat. • There’s mistletoe in your house but it keeps moving, so Tracer always manages to steal kisses from you at any given time. Not that you mind. • You too string mistletoe anywhere you can and film the results of strangers and friends meeting up. If you reveal the clip of Jack and Gabe in the garage, your fates are sealed. • Tracer also makes good doing several things for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she thinks she losing her accent from saying her catchphrase so many times. • Watching the Doctor Who Christmas specials is a tradition and you are not missing out.
Hanzo • Hanzo’s childhood was lessons in manipulation and deception, a bodily study of what hurt most, it was order and restriction. Snowball fights are completely out of his league. Sure, he understands the principle but he treats the game like a duel, all about winning and taking down opponents instead of the visceral joy of smacking snow into each other’s faces. • He doesn’t attack you very often because he has a strong arm so you use this to your utmost advantage, shovelling snow down his shirt when he least expects it. He whirls. Were you not allies? What is this? …Of course Genji is laughing, a coup perhaps? • “Loosen up, Shimada.” You hurl a handful of snow into his face. • This is a challenge. Watch out. He gathers armful of snow and smashes into you, the snow cold and soaking through your sweater. His beard tickles your neck; you’re laughing at the all the emotions coursing through you because of the pouncing dragon. • He understands it then, not even bothered when you retaliate by rolling him over and trying to bury him under the snow. He does not resist, startled and in awe of your laughter. Everyone else just kind of watches because there’s a very strange sound coming from Hanzo that someone might call laughing. Genji hasn’t heard his brother laugh in so long he almost forgets how good it sounds. So naturally he joins. • Hanzo has one hell of a cold afterwards but you don’t mind looking after him. Neither does he.
Mei • She has a love-hate relationship with the cold. On one hand, she so loves building snowmen but he really does not want to get sick so she doesn’t spend a lot of time outside. She also was in cryo for a while, which has its own issues. • She wants to try out all the Christmas goodies with you, doesn’t like gingerbread though, tastes funny to her. • Cuddle in front of the fire with Mei, she loves the heat of the flames in front, and you hugging her from behind. • Totally watches Frozen with you a couple of times, really likes the idea of a living snowman. • Santa Claus is Coming to Town is one of her favourite movies purely because of the Winter Warlock. The Year Without a Santa Claus is a close second because of Snow Miser. • Best. Ice Castle. Ever. Russia is jealous. • She is your Little Blue Marshmallow.
Torbjorn • Ironically, he humours Reinhardt by being head elf for the mall’s Santa Claus display. He was Santa for a while but people kept remarking how short he was so he stopped. • Helps give out toys at children’s hospitals and orphanages. • He makes a lot of toys himself, really simple things like trains and animals but they’re painted by hand and the details are very intricate. He’s made a few copies of some of the toys from the Island of Misfit Toys, some are given away and other are put up for auction with the money going to charity. • Your gift is handmade too, don’t worry. But he keeps it hidden until Christmas morning to give it to you. • When shops have the audacity to play Christmas music in November, he starts singing loudly and annoyingly until staff have to turn it off. People have no respect, he says. • Alternately, when Christmas movies start playing in November, he sends strongly worded letters or emails to the stations taking part – don’t play Christmas Shoes at all, that movie is terrible. • This is the one part of the year where no one calls him a dwarf. They just call him a very angry elf; he’s trying not to take it personally.
Symmetra • Doesn’t celebrate Christmas so you two avoid the crowds and crazy mall situations. • She’s mostly working during the holidays so you make a point of taking her out for lunch to get her out of the office. You’re the one who fills the space because she’s uncomfortable talking about herself. But this new project at Vishkar is super interesting and she’ll go on for hours. • She doesn’t really stare at you while saying this but you don’t mind, she’s so excited in her own subdued way. She wonders if she’s got something on her face because you haven’t stopped staring at her. • If you do want decorate for Christmas, she takes over it entirely. It’s very organized and she takes nearly half the day making everything perfect, and everyone who comes over says it looks great. • Doesn’t really do the whole Christmas dinner thing, she’ll stay for most of it but needs time to herself. • She attends her company’s Christmas party out of habit, you tag along and mingle with everyone as she observes from a distance which suits her just fine. • You snag a kiss under the mistletoe and that baffles her – why would a plant dictate when people should kiss each other? You make a mental note to explain it to her later.
D. Va • Snow Gremlin. This rascal likes nothing more than to infuriate her family with really harmless snow related pranks. Dad 76 has locked the snow blower in the shed with several different locks and passcodes but she keeps getting in. • Because she’s under no obligation to go out, she does amp up her gaming habits and sends you out for food regularly. That allows you to get her presents and hide them. • Don’t bake anything at home, she’s going to eat it and be coy about it. • How she gets your present, you don’t know, but it is there under the tree. • She loves a good Christmas tree, live streams putting it up for her followers to see. • She, Mei, and Reinhardt are in an unofficial battle of the best snow fort. • When she does sleep, her legs are tangled in yours and her arms are around your waist.
Bastion • Bastion kind of hibernates during winter, he’s an older unit so he can’t regulate body heat well. • If he doesn’t hibernate, he chills in the basement with a bunch of blankets and any small animals that were abandoned or couldn’t escape south. • It’s a bit of a hassle to have all these animals but Bastion keeps it under control – a minimum of three birds, a squirrel, and a two female rabbits. • You decorate the basement and also craft a couple of beds for all the animals but they mostly sleep with Bastion. • When spring comes, Bastion lets his little friends go and they stay within the neighbourhood and raise their families near the house. • Bastion watches the first snowfall and makes happy chirping sounds, you make sure to play a bunch of Christmas movies for him. • Snow globes, he loves them.
Zenyatta • Does a lot of work with the homeless and less fortunate, you follow in case he gets himself in trouble with anti-omnic people. • Zenyatta is very familiar with snowball fights and ensures you that victory will be his regardless of your actions. Having a few more arms certainly helps. Cheater. • Christmas shopping is stressful so Zenyatta makes sure to give you plenty of attention afterwards, massage with more arms are very, very nice. • He can regulate his body heat but you still have him wear woolly sweaters, totally has a few of Soldier 76’s Christmas sweaters. He makes them look adorable. • Actually tolerates Christmas carollers. • If you can get out of the city, Zenyatta really likes the Northern Lights. • But really, snowball fights? Zenyatta is amazing.
Ana Amari • Like her daughter, she doesn’t really celebrate Christmas but you still go shopping for presents for everyone. • You help clean up the neighbourhood of snow and then engage in friendly snowball fights. You build tall snowmen in the front yard to hide behind when everyone else starts slinging snow. • Christmas parties are fun because the two of you dance the night away. • Ana supervises hockey games and snowball fights, ready with a first aid kit – she see’s what Gabe is doing with the snowballs and scolds him plenty. • You two go skating a couple of times in a small frozen pond in the woods, she sometimes goes hunting to keep her aim accurate. • Most times she’s just content to sit with you in front of fire, content with the peace and quiet and having you near her. • When everyone is waking up to open presents, she lays with you as the snow falls, hair unbound and lips grazing your temple.
It’s a very sunny, cloudless day in Southern California. It’s not very Christmas-y weather, but sometimes this is about as Christmas-y as we get. It’s a day like this that makes listening to Christmas music somewhat difficult: I’m not always going to be in the mood for Der Bingle when it’s eighty-five degrees out. However, the Christmas music genre reaches far and wide, encompassing all other musical genres at one point or another.
Case in point: The Ventures’ 1965 Christmas Album-opener “Sleigh Ride.” The Ventures always know how to put their distinctive stamp on any song they play, whether it’s their own or a cover. How many other bands can you name that always put their own instantly recognizable twist on any cover song they did? (Granted, The Ventures only had one twist. But, like The Ramones and The Softies, it was a great twist and they nailed it every single time.)
If “Sleigh Ride” wasn’t already a Christmas classic, one could easily hear it as another great Ventures tune. In fact, if it wasn’t for the sleigh bells and the glockenspiel throughout, it might not even sound like a Christmas song at all. (Listen to how dangerous that guitar sounds at 1:52!) It is, however, a Christmas song, and a great one at that. It’s perfect for days like this in a place where, if you wanted to, you could surf all day long on Christmas.
Ah, this is one of few Christmas songs I don’t find unbearably annoying, probably because it wasn’t played to death by local radio stations like Last Christmas. My favoutire versions are by Andy Williams and Ella Fitzgerald.