I was climbing up the stairs and then heard Jacks voice. “Shit shit shit Katherine what am I supposed to do?.” He sounded upset and I didn’t want to interrupt…..and maybe I want to know what he talks about when I’m not around. “Jack it’s going to be perfectly fine great even!”
“ How Katherine how? I have a crush on one of my best friends and there’s no way he’s going to like be back,” I know I shouldn’t be upset he doesn’t belong to me but it hurts that he likes someone else. “Jack he likes you back”
“What? How would you know?”
“He always compliments you, everytime you call or text he picks up, he bought your tickets to see that art exhibition, and I always catch him staring longingly when you’re not looking.” Wait I bought him those tickets (which were quite expensive). “I really don’t think that Crutchie likes me back he’s just really nice to his friends.” And the world chose that moment to have someone bump into me on the stairs and I fell forward. “Ow”, the jerk who knocked me over mumbled a sorry and ran off.
“Crutchie!” Katherine exclaimed as Jack turned around. His eyebrows knit together and his jaw hung open and he just looked so vulnerable. “C-crutchie did you hear any of that?” I blushed and nodded my head, “ Oh god I’m sorry oh shit, I-I-understand if you don’t want to be friends anymore I could deal with it…I think.” he looked like he was about to run away so I motioned for Katherine to help me up. “Jack” I smiled “ I don’t want to stop being friends.”
“No, I don’t” I can’t believe I’m about to say this after all this time “Jack I umm I like you too.”
“You mean you like like me “
“Yes, I like like you” I smiled deeply as I moved closer and grabbed onto his arms so I wouldn’t fall over. “Crutchie would you maybe want to go on a date with me?”
Listen to me. Let's do this logically, ok? Let's go. 1. You don't tell Morality you like him. He dates someone else and you are heartbroken. 2. You don't tell Morality you like him. He likes you back but you never know because you don't tell him. You and Morality are heartbroken. 3. You tell Morality you like him. He doesn't like you back. It's awkward for some time, but not too bad. (And we keep saying he /does/ like you.) 4. You tell Morality you like him. He likes you back. Cue kissing, etc.
5. I don’t tell him these feeling go away and we go back to normal
like…listen…everything is messy as hell and Lukas is in a really bad place and it’s all stressful as anything but…that scene with Philip and Lukas and Anne…where Lukas admits out loud to someone other than Philip, that he likes Philip and it’s hard for him…and Anne reassured him it was ok and kissed his cheek…I’d like to thank each and every deity for that scene because it cleansed my skin and watered my crops and added years to my life
Season 1 & 2:
The puppets like to engage in "lazy" behaviour every now and again, whilst taking on board the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Sportacus can get frustrated on occasion but is happy and encouraging. Stephanie can be skeptical and sarcastic. Robbie is stubborn, hardly interacts with others.
Season 3 & 4:
The puppets have been fully converted into vegans. They never question Sportacus. Ever. Stephanie is smiling 100% of the time. Sportacus never stops giggling. Robbie just wants a friend.
in another life, inej and nina would be roommates in the university district
there’s this elusive air about them, secretive glances in each other’s direction, wordless conversations across opposite ends of the classrooms
and on campus, they’re always seen huddling close to each other, whispering even when no one is close enough to hear them
they’re the type of girls you’d inevitably spend too much time trying to figure out. and when you spot them at the cafe you can’t help stare because you want to see if they’d run out of things to say or jokes to laugh at and if it’s just the lighting or are they really glowing as they look at each other
it’s also a mystery how they work when they couldn’t be more different
inej walks around with her hood drawn up, passing through campus like a shadow, unknowable and unapproachable
meanwhile nina smiles at everyone in passing and would even strike up a full conversation with an inanimate object. she’s also the loudest person at any party, parties inej has never shown interest in attending
but the girls don’t care if no one gets them because in the safe confines of their own room no one exists but the two of them
they often pull all nighters reminiscing about ravka
and when nina is stressed out, inej always has the right proverb to encourage her
and somehow nina always has the right song, even if she performs it terribly
inej animatedly tells nina about the books she finishes when nina had been out and nina looks forward to these times more than anything
inej will never forget the time when she read about slave trading in ketterdam and instead of waiting up for nina she retired to bed with the blankets pulled over her head, hoping her cries were silent enough
in the morning she woke to tea and nina insisting they take a mental health day from classes. this memory is forever ingrained in both of them—the sound of the rain against the window, the way nina’s arms folded around inej and inej rested her head against nina’s chest for the first time. inej’s tears seeping into her shirt as she told nina she had to make a difference somehow and nina cupping her face in her hands as she promised to help her however she could
nina notices inej’s smiles have been shyer since. and she catches the way her face would flush when they bump into each other as they try to maneuver around the furniture in their cramped room
and as they’re counting out their coins to see if they have enough for their next waffle splurge, their hands brush and nina doesn’t know why she giggles but she does and inej thinks it’s the sweetest sound
sometimes nina trades in a night of partying for quiet walks with inej. one time they snuck into the library after hours because inej had to show nina lines from a novel that reminded her of them
nina couldn’t help herself after. she stole the book. they laughed the whole way back to their place and nina read the entirety of it aloud that same night with inej dozing on her shoulder
but these girls…they’re also those figures ambling in the the foggy haze at 2 am when the rest of the district is silent. that hint of fabric, crimson in the moonlight, is in fact the too loud girl from class that answers every question with confidence even when she’s wrong, and the small hooded figure moving as one with the billows of smoke beside her is the quiet girl from the back of the room
no one can wrap their heads around why they’d willingly go into the barrel. and they’re too intimidated to ask. someone once said nina had a gang tattoo, but everyone had laughed it off as a joke…
I’m here to give you a warning. Leave me and the people around me alone. And what if I don’t? If you don’t, I’ll come and find you, no matter where you may be. I’ll end our first encounter with just this warning but if I ever come to see you a second time, you will die.