consider this an official tadacup fake relationship prompt my friend
Aunt Cass brings it up one night during dinner, when they’re having hot wings. Tadashi’s particularly exhausted at the time—he hasn’t been able to sit down with his aunt and his brother in two weeks because of a project they’re working on in class.
She gives him this goofy smile and smarmy eyebrows and is so obvious about it. Every time she flashes that look, Hiro snickers, and Tadashi’s left in the dark.
“Okay,” he says finally, “how red do I look?”
Hiro, unable to contain his laugh, snorts and slams his head into the table. Mochi purrs and rubs against his leg.
“Mrs. Takaishi came into the café today,” Aunt Cass chirps.
“Lovely lady,” Tadashi muses.
“Love her cookies,” Hiro supplies.
“Her grandson, the journalist, just came back from studying abroad in London! And I showed them your picture and he totally wants to go out with you!”
Tadashi blinks. “You…want me to go out on a date with one of your customer’s sons.”
"wishing only wounds the heart", with any couple you think is suited to it
(i’m so proud of how i avoided all possible angst with this prompt ok i just really wanted to write some cute fluffy babies so thanks!!)
Carlos squeezed Cecil’s hand tighter. “Cecil, look,” Carlos whispered. “A shooting star!” He pointed up at the sky with his free hand.
“They’re not that uncommon,” Cecil said as another flew across the sky, “See? There was another…Carlos?”
Carlos had his eyes squeezed shut and was moving his lips as if speaking. Cecil sat up. “Carlos! Carlos no what are you doing?!”
Carlos opened his eyes, staring quizzically at Cecil. “Making a wish,” he said, “That’s what you do, you make wishes on shooting stars.”
“No you don’t, you never do that!!”
Carlos looked confused. “Cecil, why—” he cut himself off with a gasp of pain. “Ow!”
“Because,” Cecil explained frantically, “they’re shooting stars, if they hear you making wishes they’ll shoot you, Carlos, Carlos did you get hit?”
Carlos looked mystified. “Yeah,” he said, “Something got me in the chest.”
“Oh no no no no dear sweet perfect Carlos, let me see where it got you! I have to make sure you’re okay!”
“Cecil, I’m fine, really, it just—ow!”
“Quick, quick, sit up and take your shirt off so I can look!”
“Ow, Cecil, it really hurts! What did it shoot me with?”
“Certainly nothing good…there! Is that where it got you?”
There was a little red welt on Carlos’ chest, just over his heart, almost hidden by his dark hair. There was a small stinger embedded in the center. Cecil leaned in and pinched it delicately, removing it in one smooth motion and causing Carlos to flinch.
“Cecil, it still really hurts! It feels like my heart is beating way too fast,” Carlos said, “And that’s my scientific opinion. Is the stinger poisonous or something?”
“Something,” Cecil said. “I’ve heard, from reliable sources of course, that the only way to stop it from spreading is, well, you have to make the wish come true, or else…”
“…Cecil. Or else what?”
Cecil blinked at Carlos. “Or else you die, of course.”
“What? Cecil! Help me!”
“What did you wish for? It’s probably fine, as long as it wasn’t something ridiculous, like a herd of tie-dyed elephants, since I think we only have one tie-dyed elephant in Night Vale right now and it would be pretty difficult to find some more, since they’re an endangered species and all, and—”
“Cecil, I didn’t wish for a herd of tie-dyed elephants!”
Cecil was exasperated. “Carlos, I can’t help you unless you tell me what you wished for!”
Carlos shot forward and kissed Cecil on the mouth. Cecil gasped into the kiss and moaned once before breaking away.
“Carlos, while I appreciate the gesture, this is no time for affection! What did you wish for?”
Carlos just smiled.
“Carlos, I am being completely serious! What did—” Cecil stopped abruptly. “Oh. Oh, Carlos. Beautiful, wonderful, perfect Carlos. Did you wish for—?”
Carlos’ smile widened. He lay back down and patted the grass next to him. Cecil lowered himself back down slowly, curling against Carlos’ side and throwing an arm across his still-bare chest.
“My heart’s still beating way too fast,” Carlos mumbled, eyes closed. “But. I think, in context, that’s okay.”
Cecil giggled a little. “Next time, Carlos,” he said, “you don’t have to wish. You can just ask.”
Carlos smiled briefly without opening his eyes. “I’ll try and remember that, Cecil.”
Hi! This is a super cool idea; it's really neat to see all of these AUs in one place!
Thanks! Yeah, I started this blog mainly out of frustration that there was no catalogue of all the GF AUs. Like. Goddammit, for a fandom that has every single detail about this show engraved into their minds, yall are pretty unorganized. I had to make this blog myself. MYSELF. CUZ NONE OF YALL EVER THOUGHT TO ORGANIZE THE AUS GODDAMMIT DIPPER WOULD BE SO DISAPPOINTED IN YOU GUYS
And now I suddenly can’t imagine him wearing pants. Great. I’ve always thought he went about the studio shoeless, and now this on top…
He’s a goddamned radio host it’s not like anyone can actually see him anyway and I’m pretty sure the interns are briefed on what to expect with him like the first couple interns (before their inevitably died) wrote a guide for the next ones
“The man in the radio booth is Cecil Baldwin, which you should already know because in order to be an intern for the radio you have to listen to the radio daily. He is the least intimidating person on the planet so don’t be afraid to talk to him no matter what he does. He always puts caramel sauce in his coffee and hums to himself and screams like a girl, usually when he managed to get himself tangled in his microphone cord (this happens at least once a week). 90% of the time, especially during his show, he’s either not wearing pants or he’s wearing a skirt or dress. We live in a desert and the a/c in this building hisses and bleeds if you turn it up past medium so choosing not to wear pants is a normal thing. Go with it.”
It was a chilly Friday afternoon when Nico and Annabeth found themselves inside of an aquarium. The two of them curled up on a bench and Annebeth leaned against Nico, tangling her fingers between his. They were completely silent as they watched the fish swirl above them. The fish were all different colors, from red to blue to green and everything in between. The pair lost themselves among the aquatic animals, much like many before them.
Eventually, Percy approached the two of them and tapped Annabeth on the shoulder. She turned around, her face breaking out into a wide smile, and quickly kissed him. Percy smiled back and then leaned down to kiss Nico.
I imagine that in this scenario, Thalia would probably stick around longer. Maybe she’d still run away eventually, but I always got the impression that the reason she stayed at all was to look out for Jason, y'know?
yes i am always here for thalia being a good sister and sticking around for her baby brother
which raises yet another AU idea of: what if jason didn’t get left for the wolves and thalia still ran away but she took him with her???