and how there was someone else there with him

okay but there are so many ARMYs that don’t even follow me that have sent me asks talking about how jungkook is a so much better singer than baekhyun (the person my blog is about) and if i try to defend him or ask the to stop they all call me salty and all i can think is why? why do u need to push your faves down someone else’s throat? please just stop already. (this is not an attack on ARMYs but rather people who do this please don’t attack me lol)

How You Interact: Gear Having a Crush On You

Fic Request: 
“There isn’t much about Gear, so what if he was introduced to someone and catches feelings for them, but panics because he doesn’t know what is happening? Like a list fic or a normal fic?” 

Originally posted by etherax

-The emotions weren’t an instant reaction, Gear started to develop an affection towards you over time. 

-At first he wasn’t sure why his systems sparked every time you smiled. Or why he had to reboot his voice-box whenever you laughed. 

-He found delight in doing things with you. Everything seemed easier when you were nearby, or helping him with his experiments and investigations. 

-Gear even began to tell you things about himself. The words tumbled from his mouth whenever you were interested in something he was doing. 

-He even began to teach you how to calibrate his arm when it had been jarred in a car door.

-Gear only began to question this happiness when he saw you laughing with someone else, and his wires gave a painful tug at his metal heart. 

-He searched into this dark sensation. Looking for clues on the internet, experimenting on his body. Perhaps he was malfunctioning? 

-But he came to the realization after hearing something about human emotions on a television show. Everything he felt towards you was mentioned in this program. 

-How, whenever you were around he was less irritable. His power levels rose when you touched his arm. And when you had to leave, he felt a void in your absence. 

-He felt…love? Adoration?

-He didn’t know how to take this new set of data. And he panicked when he saw you next after coming to this conclusion. 

-Gear tried to escape your presence for a while. Making excuses and avoiding your gaze whenever he could. 

-He’d even go so far as leaping out a window to keep you from seeing him.

-But he began to feel a sense of dread twisting at his wires whenever you got frustrated at him. Or even worse, he heard you cry over his new found “hatred” for you. 

-It didn’t take long for Gear to name himself a coward. Building himself up to confess to you. And readying himself for your anger.

-But the logic in his head had a long list of reasons why you two weren’t compatible. 

-You were mortal for starters. Flesh and bone where he was metal and wire. 
A creature of grace and beauty, and he was a child fumbling around, still learning this new world.

-Even with all the logic whirling about inside his head; Gear found himself at your doorstep one day, confessing his confusion about the new emotion. Revealing why he had avoided you for so long. 

-He expected you to hate him. Reject him at your front door and slam it shut in his face. 

-But instead, you took his hand and tugged him inside with the gentlest of smiles. 

-You sat down and spoke about what he was feeling towards you. He found comfort in your hand as his stroked his thumb over your knuckles. 

-You were warm and soft. 

-When Gear was done explaining, you blushed and stuttered over your words as you said you had feelings towards him as well. But were too scared to approach him since he was so….different. 

-”I thought you’d despise me.” You said with a small smile. “I didn’t want to lose you over some stupid crush.” 

-Gear had to reboot himself twice as his mind shuffled your words into his memory. Sparks flew from his chest cavity as his heart glowed with a new brightness as you said this. 

-Gear suggested that you two take it slow. Give your shared emotions a trial. 

-Gear almost shut down completely when you agreed, braving a peck on his cheek that caused his red eye to flare.

anonymous asked:

i was on youtube rewatching evangelion scenes and i came across a kawoshin scene. i read comments and i wanted to ask you what you think of some of them. one comment talked about how one episode (ep 24) was just about right to have kaworu, cause it shows how shinji seeks for attentions/someone who will love him = he will let his guard down. so it shows how easily he does that if he's 'loved'. and showing kaworu 'betrayal' in the same episode, makes it understand how (-)

(-) kaworu just used shinji and nothing more. another thing i read, connected to this whole thing is, people think kaworu “loved” shinji just to use him and shinji “loved” kaworu just cause he needed someone, not cause its kaworu. he wanted someone to love him and it was enough, which means it could have been anyone else (according to these people). now, i personally don’t think this is how their relationship should be seen. (-) (-) i do not believe kaworu ‘loved’ shinji just to have informations and such. since he preferred to die instead of killing shinji + him wanting shinji happiness in the rebuild. now, i do think shinji loves kaworu cause it’s kaworu and cause he shows him how to be loved. since shinji himself said he found strange that he confessed to him about his problems with his father etc. (i mean it happens to have those connections) (-) so, i wrote this huge comment, to ask you, what do you think and how do you personally see it? i’m sorry if i wrote too much! feel free not to answer if you don’t feel like to!

I feel Kaworu’s importance in episode 24 + 3.33 was more than just that to Shinji.

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theoverjudgingotaku  asked:

How would the UT, US, UF and SF Papyrus(es?) react to waking up someplace that they don't recognize, and that they're tied to a chair, gagged (if you can even gag them? How can you gag a Papyrus?)? How would they also react if the one that kidnapped them were stalking them for 5-10 months? (And I'm just gonna assume that it's post-pacifist and the Papyrus(es) have a S/O. And also sorry for the specific ask)

Undertale Papyrus

“THE GREAT PAPYRUS IS IMPRESSED BY YOUR DEDICATION AND IT IS MY FAULT THAT MY EXCELLENCE AS ENAMOURED  YOU, BUT THIS IS NO WAY TO WIN MY LOVE!” 

Papaya is pretty strong and though he’s honored that this stalker is in love with him, he’s with someone else, so he breaks out of his binds. He lets them down gently and warns that if they ever pull something like that again, he’ll involve the authorities. 

Underswap Papyrus

Stretch just teleports out of his binds, grabs the stalker’s collar, and warns them to never come near him again, or else they’re gonna have a bad time. 

Underfell Papyrus

Man, this stalker must have a death wish if they kidnapped Fell. Although he is impressed that they managed to knock him out and bind him, he easily breaks out and kills them on the spot. 

Swapfell Papyrus

Rus is utterly disgusted by the stalker and just teleports home. He doesn’t want to deal with that bullshit, but he’ll let them off this time. If they try to come near him again, he’ll kill them.  

anonymous asked:

When you write about Jokers daughter, what universe do you talk about? If The Joker from another universe (I'm not really familiar with all the universe) had a daughter. How would he treat her?

All my writings are for the dceu, so the current movie universe, with leto!joker. He’s the only one I can realistically see with a child, since in this interpretation he is capable of love (for harley as we’ve seen) and the director has said that’s what separates him in part from other incarnations of the character is the capacity to genuinely care, in whatever way, for someone else besides him. Like he risks his life, takes time, uses resources, etc to go after and save Harley in suicide squad  💜

As for the other universes, it really depends. In some comics I don’t see him capable of caring for a child with actual love or devotion of any kind. Most other versions if he did care for the child it’d be to carry on his “legacy” or his bloodline and nothing else. Like I see arkham!joker having that mindset or the animated series joker and most of the comic versions. Ledger’s Joker I see him least capable of having a harley or a child, I see him actually killing them if they were in his universe if they got in his way or he didnt see a use for them. Nicholson joker is the same, like he’s very selfish and just wants to have fun, he did have a love interest in his movie but he wound up disfiguring her and when she died he didn’t really care  💜

I could possibly see the killing joke version of the joker having a child, since he is slightly in touch with a part of his past where he felt real love for his wife/unborn baby. So if he were to have a child there’d be a part of him that wants to protect and love it to make up for other losses. But even that’s a stretch  💜

Sorry for the long answer I wasn’t exactly sure what direction you wanted so I tried a bit of everything so hope this helped haha  💜

@betamale420 some bullshit argument he’s having with my mom about how $10 day care will destroy the workforce lol he offended my mom by saying that parents who put their kids in day care are letting someone else raise their kids for them and then said she wasn’t supposed to take it literally and was like going on about how now his kids are teenagers/adults so he’d paying taxes for something that doesn’t benefit him and when she pointed out that childless people could say the same thing about the public school his 3 kids attended he was like “we put so much time into the schools and chaperoned so many field trips” 

he also like really concerned that having $10 day care would destroy the underground community economy of stay at home moms taking in other kids/extended family members helping each other out, because everyone lives in that kind of suburban neighbourhood and everyone has that kind of family lmao

Full confession: “I know it’s everyone’s go to solution to fix all character problems, but turning Roman heel will not magically save his character and make him a love-to-hate villain. People are going to boo him literally no matter what they do with him and, given how WWE interpret fans booing him, they will probably think that they’ve made him an amazing character. Him turning heel will not give him more of a character or make him any better at promos, he will be exactly the same. Roman Reigns as a character is damaged goods at this point and it’ll take Vince dying and someone else taking over booking to even get a start on trying to change fan reaction to him, and turning heel doesn’t help when he doesn’t have a solid character to begin with.”

anonymous asked:

I kniw requets are closed but can we all take a moment to picture how baby izuku would look like if his ilder sister told him that to her, he is a stronger hero than all might?

Admin Speaks: Baby Izuku would nearly faint. He was just compared to his hero and he can hardly contain himself! Have you ever seen a dog when they get really excited when their owns tells them their a good boy? Take that reaction and multiply it by twelve because he is so ecstatic about his older sibling, someone else he looks up to very much, saying he is better than his idol. This little shining star would be so incredibly happy and it would only push him to become stronger and try to achieve his dream of being a hero even more! Gif is pretty much his reaction

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skeletalsynesthesia  asked:

24 and 38 for both Asy and Ghost Guardian Paps if you don't mind! (Sorry)

How quick is your character to trust someone else?

  • Asy: He trust in people almost instantly they shows up by his ‘room’. Finds everyone sympatic and wants to befriend them
  • Papy: The opposite of his brother, very suspicious and see a threat in everyone who dares to make a contact with Asy. It takes him a lot of time to come out of his shell and start trusting in someone.

Is your character more likely to remove a problem/threat, or remove themselves from a problem/threat?

  • Asy: Tough one. I would say in the beginning he prefers to removes himself from the threat, but when he gets better and more confident he stand up for his rights and fight back himself.
  • Papy: If he could, he would definitely remove the problem, anything that threatens his brother

childofsquidward  asked:

GABI!!! Seriously, I think I've mentioned this before like a gazillion times, but you are an amazing writer. The way you phrase things is like, perfect. It's like you have a never ending dictionary of words that are perfect for all your sentences.

GIRL, gah, I honestly feel like I’m crazy redundant and nowhere near as inventive as I should be with my language/word choice, so this is such amazing feedback to get? Seriously, I’m like beaming. It’s pretty nuts how much our own perceptions cloud our ability to see/read our own writing the way someone else might, so thanks so much for this, love.

PSA TO ALL WRITERS: YOU’RE PROBABLY YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC. 

Coming to the chapter itself, Kai was every bit as adorable as I expected him to be, I want to hug him and shelter him and treat him like my child. Him being so anxious over not being able to take their coats, and then freaking out over the burnt swan… what a marshmallow, honestly! And Bonnie giving him advice was the best, she’s getting to know him, she’s learning that he’s not completely psychotic. I didn’t expect him to be gay (bi?) Either way, unexpected. Also, how big is his apartment?

AW, isn’t he the cutest little loon ever? I’ve got a lot of Kai feels coming up so I’m so, so happy you find him as endearing as I do, lmao. My headcanon is that he’s actually a bit younger than the rest of them, like fresh out of college, so he’s like their weirdo son that they’re teaching how to human. And yeah, Bonnie definitely got a glimpse of the more endearing side of him! There’ll be more of that coming up on Damon’s part in 16. And Kai’s totally pan in this fic. Like I just see him as having no preference or even a particularly strong concept of gender, it’s just whatever clicks! The funny part is he’s actually going to be awkward as all hell in any romantic situation so that’ll be fun to see later on, I think ;)

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lilysflowershop  asked:

Wonderful~! In that case . . . Could I get some general ~romance~ headcanons for dating Kisame, Konan, Sasori and Kakuzu? The two secret sweethearts and the Grumps. X'D Hope that's alright darling, I'm not sure if you have a character limit?

I do not have a character limit, and thank you for being my first request

Kisame~ -Seeing as he and Itachi are out on missions a lot, he cherishes the little time you two spend together. -I think we all can agree that his favorite dates end in swimming, but he will always appreciate anything else you do, because he sees it as bonding with someone he loves. -On special occasions like aniverseries and birthdays, he will go big. New clothes for you to wear, expensive presents, fancy dinner, the whole nine yards. It’s so friggin’ sweet. (Just don’t let Kakuzu see how much he spent. It may actually kill him.) Speaking of our favorite cheapskate… Kakuzu~ -Also on missions a lot, but loves spending time with you, since you don’t piss him off like Hidan does. -He would most likely do small, cheap, or free, dates. Like… walking in the park, or going to a beach. -He would do something small for special occasions, but it would be something with meaning behind it. It’ll probably be somewhere private he found on a mission while he ditched Hidan. Konan~ -She is constantly busy helping Pein in Amegakure, but she always makes time for you and spends as much time with you as possible. -Poor Wifey needs downtime. Any dates must be simple, small, and relaxing. Also, give her a massage, she needs it. -She will never remember big dates, because she’s busy making sure nobody kills anybody else. Keep it small so she won’t feel bad about forgetting, and make it clear how much you love her. Sasori~ -As much as he loves you, he can’t express it for crap. He’ll leave little puppets he made for you, or he’ll suck it up and ask Deidara for advice. It hurts his pride so much. -He absolutely refuses to do date night. He doesn’t see the point or appeal of it. Why do you have to do something special to prove he loves you. Isn’t his word enough? -He will do birthdays and anniversaries. He’ll give you presents, but they’ll be small and handmade. Even then, you can see the detail and care he put into them, and the meaning behind them is so deep. He communicates his feelings to you through his art, since he can’t do it properly with his mouth. *********************************************** I am so sorry it took so long! My Mom took my phone during her bitch fit, but that’s a story you probably don’t want to hear. Anyway, I went back over everything I knew about them, and took to Wiki so I could do them justice! And I put extra care into Kisa for you, so I hope like it! I am so glad you were my first request!

vecelle  asked:

what do you do when your FP has replaced you for someone else? :( :( :(

you learn how to survive without them :( this is why, even when your fp is in your life, i recommend you not get sucked into being totally dependent on them. the whole idea of fps is playing a dangerous game. my fp now is my ex but our relationship is way healthier than it was when we dated because i am choosing not to get sucked into it. when i dated him, though, i was completely reliant on him. i wish somebody told me how invested in him i was and how unhealthy it was (actually, i probably wouldn’t have listened if they did but w/e), because when we broke up, i was distraught. completely broken. i had no idea who i was and close to no other friends because i made him the center of my universe. it was truly the hardest thing i’ve ever gone through, no matter how dramatic that sounds, so i truly do know how you feel because he left me for someone. and the reason it was so awful was because i depended on him so much. the sad truth is that sometimes people leave and you have to deal with it, there’s no better answer i can give you. i’ve been through it, though, and i know it hurts. it hurt for a really long time. but i got through it and you will, too. <3 there are other people out there, a lot of special people. i know it doesn’t feel like there are but there are. your fp isn’t the only person for you.

bandaged-chessmaster  asked:

((I really like how you show the silly side of Dazai, it always craks me up! :>))

{{I love this. I love that you take note of various sides of him. I really love multifaceted characters who put up some kind of front to seem to be someone else. Dazai is no different}}

anonymous asked:

Anakin is really really pretty. I know it, you know it and now the whole galaxy knows it because someone took a picture of him riding obi wan (with obi wan cropped out) and put it on the holonet. Anakin is so embarrassed

I mean I don’t think the majority of the galaxy needs a picture of Anakin naked to know he is ridiculously attractive. All the picture does is convince those left on the edge and give everyone else some really nice masturbation fuel.

((Anakin is totally mortified. Obi Wan is trying to figure out how someone could have taken that photo because it either had to be from within the Temple or they have someone breaking in and possibly spying on important Jedi stuff on top of taking photos of them fucking))

Thirteen Reasons Why - Explained

Thirteen Reasons Why

I’ve seen a lot of posts about Hannah being a ‘drama queen’ or overreacting to small things everyone did so I thought I’d explain a bit about what I understood.

1. Justin - Justin exaggerated what he and Hannah did. While this seems mild, it set Hannah up for a terrible high school career because she earned the reputation of 'slut’. This happens so often in schools and in the adult world and can RUIN someone’s life in a certain, if not all areas.

2. Alex - Alex put Hannah as having the best ass against Jessica as the worst. It is clear that the internet is doing its thing again and not taking time to understand things properly; this was NOT A COMPLIMENT AND HANNAH HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY. It was a clear violation of friendship and an obvious example of men pitting women against each other for their own benefit.

3. Jessica - I’m going more by the book here, but Jessica was on the tapes because she didn’t believe Hannah and abandoned her when she needed her. A clear example of how people can easily be lead by others and girls turning on each other because of guys. Jessica deserved to be on the tapes because she didn’t hear Hannah’s side of the story and instead took her anger out on her first friend at the school.

4. Tyler - I don’t think I need to explain much about this, but he abused his position as a photographer in school to violate boundaries for his own pleasure similar to how a lot of people in a power exploit those below them. He made Hannah feel vulnerable and took the lack of comfort she felt at school to her own bedroom.

5. Courtney - I suppose this is kind of harder to understand. Courtney was a closeted lesbian and therefore it is understandable that she was upset at the thought of her being outed before she was ready, but Hannah confided in her to help her expose someone else and instead she protected herself by further ruining Hannah. This shows the selfishness of those who feel the need to protect themselves by harming others.

6. Marcus - I haven’t seen much on Marcus honestly, but I dislike him immensely. He took advantage of Hannah because of the impression of her he had put together from rumours created by other reasons (Justin, Courtney) which is an expression of how men feel owed something from women, especially those who are seen as 'slutty’.

7. Zach - At first glance, Zach doesn’t seem too bad. At half a second glimpse, this changes. Hannah rejected him because he said something silly, a mistake, and if he had made an obvious effort to explain and apologise, he could have helped Hannah. Instead, he chooses to punish her by preventing her from receiving happiness from others. This is one of the clearest examples of how men can’t handle a woman’s right to say 'no’ and reject him…

8. Ryan - This tape is similar to that of Tyler in that he made her feel unsafe. What Tyler did was worse than Ryan, however the effect of Ryan’s actions had (in my opinion) worse consequences that Tyler’s. Ryan published her poem because he thought it was something that needed to be shared, a selfish and naive action (when considering the maturity of high school students), which meant that Hannah’s personal thoughts were no longer her own. She was not comfortable at school, home or in her own mind.

9. Clay - Though I agree when Hannah states that he shouldn’t have been on the tapes, Clay does represent 'everyone else’ who stands by and watched people like Hannah slowly fade and retreat into themselves because of the actions of others. The 'bystanders’ if you will, whose lack of part in our stories can be just as important as those who intrude on us.

10. Justin - It is evident in the series that Justin was extremely haunted by the rape at Jessica’s party and this is probably why he is gaining so much sympathy… this is also why I recommend you all READ THE BOOK. Justin stood by and watched his friend rape his girlfriend, why is he receiving more sympathy than I’ve seen for Jessica? Of course it was hard for Justin to witness that, but staying friends with Bryce and staying with Jessica without telling her is reason enough for him to be on the tapes again.

11. Jenny - Jenny was kind to Hannah, offering her a lift home, but she didn’t take responsibility for knocking down the stop sign which lead to someone’s DEATH. The guilt that Hannah was left with from this (because she was in the car) was understandably overwhelming, especially as the victim was a classmate who was blamed for drunk driving. Jenny is an example of how our reckless actions and lack of responsibility for them can destroy other lives; is that not the entire plot?

12. Bryce - Lord help you if you need an explaination.

13. Mr Porter - A perfect example of how there is not enough support out there for students (and people in general, honestly). The counsellor advising Hannah to 'move on’ after she confides in him that she was raped is one of the most haunting moments in the entire series, solidifying her reason for suicide- she had no comfort amongst her classmates, in her own home, in her mind and now, the specialist designated for dealing with situations like this bore no real interest in her problems and told her to 'move on’.

It’s extremely important for us when watching shows with topics like this to remember many things.

First, the show is not just this situation. Everything represents something more in society; each tape side is a problem in the world that leads to suicide, not only a small action by one character leading to Hannah Baker’s suicide. If you need help in understanding this, or want something else similar to this story, I recommend watching or reading 'An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly- a masterful piece tackling classism/sexism and how each person’s seemingly small actions lead to a girl’s suicide.

Second, memes are sometimes funny. The 'Clay every time he sees Tony’ memes are really funny, the 'fuck off, Courtney’ memes are funny, but the 'welcome to your tape over a slight inconvenience’ memes, they’re not. The show is raising awareness for the seriousness of suicide, not to create a fanbase of jokes about it. Promoting these after you watch the show, is a clear statement that you haven’t understood why it was made and is completely unacceptable.

Third, separate the character from the actor. Justin Prentice is NOT Bryce Walker, do not spam his comments with disgusting name calling or threatening- this is CLEARLY wrong and unnecessary. This also works the other way: Brandon Flynn is NOT Justin Foley. Just because Brandon is attractive and nice, doesn’t mean his character becomes as such.

Please don’t turn 13 reasons why into another generic element of pop culture. I love pop culture, don’t get me wrong, but we have a tendency to begin digging for meaning and giving up halfway; overusing the profound starting points of progress we find by loosely throwing them around, emptying them of all meaning.

where adrien flirts
  • so adrien has a little problem: he likes marinette. like he really, honest-to-god likes her, and he doesn’t know what to do about it. his track record with girls isn’t so stellar. after he confessed his feelings to ladybug as chat noir, she calmly turned him down and admitted she liked someone else. so as nino would say, without a lady to tie him down, adrien agreste is single and ready to mingle
  • but he’s always been single?? and what does mingle even mean?? like, nino, what the hell, dude?? help a man out. 
  • so nino sits him down and explains how to get his crush. with his previous crush, nino tells him, adrien obviously didn’t do it right, and that’s why she turned him down (nino doesn’t know it was ladybug, and he just likes to think adrien was crushing on a supermodel who was totally out of even his league). 
  • nino: “you gotta flirt, man. the ladies love a dude who’s chill and cool and confident. you gotta rock it and own it. you got this.”
    adrien: “but how? every time I go to her, she looks at me, and I can’t… make my words work.”
    nino: “….you two are perfect for each other.”
    adrien: “what?”
    nino: “what?”
  • nino gives him an article with a few tips for flirting. this shouldn’t be too bad, and hey, it worked on alya, nino swears by it. so with 10 Flirting Techniques That Are Garunteed to Work on Women on his mind, adrien is determined to woo the ladies.
  • 1. set the stage with the “soft stare”: so all he had to do was stare at marinette as deeply as possible whenever they had a conversation while maintaining a calm and relaxed expression. marinette likes to stutter and stammer her ways through her words, and he couldn’t blame her, because he lost control when he tried to talk to her as well, and usually her antics made him smile and laugh. but according to the tips, he wasn’t allowed to.
  • it’s all good for a week or so, until nino pulls him aside and asks why he looks like he’s plotting how to murder marinette in her sleep like some type of serial killer every time he talks to her. 
  • he stops talking to her after that. alya tracks him down a few days later and whacks him upside the head for making her best friend cry by ignoring her. adrien goes back to talking to marinette as normally as possible after that because it’s better to talk to her as friends than invoke his “killer smile” while trying to flirt.
  • 2. be vague and leave her wanting more: adrien has this in the bag. he knows how to skirt around a topic, but that’s just because he has to make sure he kept his secret identity as a superhero of Paris a… secret. being vague is one of his best talents, it also helps with those stupid paparazzi who always follow him. the article offers some suggests: tell her you know a secret about her, tell her there’s something interesting about her and you can’t put your finger on it, tell her that’s she exactly your type but don’t tell her what you type actually is, etc. he spends most of the night plotting his exact words, and the next day, when he sees marinette, it just comes spilling out…
  • adrien: “i know your secret, marinette.”
    marinette: “…what?”
    well shit, adrien thought, the article didn’t tell him what happened after this.
    adrien: “…i know it. your secret… i knew there was something about you that i couldn’t put my finger on.”
    marinette: “…wait, so you know? ohmygodthiscan’tbehappening,ohmygod, how did you figure it out???”
  • adrien wasn’t sure what to do after this point, so like the article said, he leaves her wanting more and nopes the fuck outta there, cha-cha sliding out of the classroom and bolting down the hallway before she could catch him.
  • 3. the sensual look: once a girl is comfortable around you, give her a mischievous look that makes her think. the article (and nino) never really explain what the girl will think about, but adrien totally supports girl empowerment and helping those smart cookies get the best grades and brilliance recognition they deserve. if a mischievous smile is all it takes, then he’s more than happy to help.
  • he flashes her a quirky smirk in Madame Bustier’s lecture, marinette notices and freezes up. he thinks he did it wrong when nino just leans closer and says, “you broke marinette.”
  • adrien apologizes after class and swears he’ll never break her again. marinette just mumbles, “you can break me anytime.”
  • adrien thinks it’s counterproductive. 
  • 4. the surprise wink: whenever you pass her, just wink after you lock eyes, nino says, she won’t expect it and it’ll surprise her but give her the clear and distinct message that you are flirting with her. adrien wants marinette to know he likes her and wants to flirt with he rand wants to date her and just be with her, so he winks every time he gets. 
  • they see each other in class? wink he catches her eyes while they study for physics? wink they talk about madame bustier’s homework? wink she asks him for his opinion on her designs? wink 
  • at first, she giggles. after two weeks, she presents him with a bottle of over-the-counter artificial tears for his “eye twitch.” he stops winking after that and doesn’t talk to nino for the rest of the day.
  • 5. the playful bump: playful actions, like bumping, will definitely make a girl smile. 
  • adrien: “but nino, i could hurt her.”
    nino: “no, my dude, she knows you’re teasing.”
    adrien: “i don’t care if she knows. what if i knock her over?”
    nino: “no, you don’t do it hard, you just–”
    adrien: “what if she falls over and breaks her nose? i don’t wanna break her nose, nino. she has a cute nose.”
    nino: “adrien, you’re not gonna break her–”
    adrien: “niNO
  • 6. the understatement: understate the compliments you give her, okay, okay, adrien can do this. it’s simple.
  • adrien: “marinette, your eyes are blue… like avatar’s skin. just blue.. all over.. it’s great. not the brightest blue, but not the darkest. just blue. you have blue eyes, marinette.”
    marinette: *is speechless*
    nino: “…you nailed that, adrien.”
    adrien: “oh thanks, nino.”
  • 7. the double negative, “i don’t think you’re not beautiful”: 
    adrien: “but i do think she’s beautiful.”
    nino: “i know, you’re telling her that.”
    adrien: “but you just said i don’t think she’s beautiful?”
    nino: “no, no, you said you don’t think she’s not beautiful, so ergo you think she is beautiful.”
    adrien: “…grammar hurts my head, nino.”
    nino: “i know, my dude, i understand.”
  • 8. the sensual tease, tease her for liking you: okay, but adrien doesn’t know if marinette likes him like that? nino swears she does, and alya says so too, but it still makes him feel bad for teasing her. so he doesn’t tease her and just keeps doing stuff like he normally does, like walking her home from school and helping her study physics and giving her advice for her designs and keeping a stash of food for her on the mornings she runs late and he knows she didn’t have breakfast yet.
  • nino rolls his eyes, but adrien doesn’t care. his momma didn’t raise no hooligan. no, if he was going to flirt with marinette, at least he can be a gentleman about it.
  • 9. the moniker: giving her a cute nickname will let her know how special she is. adrien spends a week thinking about it, and nino gives him a few suggestions, but he doesn’t listen. if he’s giving marinette a nickname, it has to be something he does because it’ll let her know she’s special to him.
  • a few days later, he slips up and calls her “princess” because she’s pretty, sweet, smart, likes pink, and is a natural born leader just like a royal. marinette freezes when he calls her that, but she smiles and laughs eventually. she seems to like it, and he keeps doing it. it’s fitting, he supposes, for someone like her. marinette, his princess.
  • does that mean he gets to be her knight?
  • nino calls him a nerd.
  • 10. tell her how you feel: it’s the last step, and adrien agonizes over it for days. it can’t really be as simple as nino makes it out to be, but then again, his best friend has been dating a pretty sweet gal for months, so it obviously worked for him. adrien broods over it for a while, and alya warns him not to ignore marinette for days again, and he swears he isn’t. he’s just trying to find his courage. why oh why is it so much easier to face an akuma with certain death hanging over his head than tell a girl how he really feels?
  • marinette decides to take matters into her own hands, which he isn’t really surprised by because she usually is a head-strong, independent female. what he is surprised by is when ladybug swings into his bedroom window and transforms into marinette right before his very eyes.
  • marinette: “why are you ignoring me? did i do something wrong?”
    adrien: *adrien.exe has stopped working*
    marinette: “…adrien?”
    adrien: “…you’re… ladybug?!”
    marinette: “yeah, i know. you know. we’ve been over this–”
    adrien: “nononoNO, we most certainly haven’t.”
    marinette: *marinette.exe has stopped working*
    adrien: “…marinette?”
    marinette: “I… but you said you knew my secret.”
    adrien: “I WAS BEING VAGUE.”
    marinette: “WHY?!”
    adrien: “IVE BEEN FLIRTING WITH YOU.”
    marinette: “…you have?”
    adrien: “well, i was trying–”
  • plagg: *pops out of adrien’s pocket* “oh, are we trading secrets?”
    tikki: *pops out of marinette’s bag* “I think so?”
    plagg: *holds out paw to marinette* “fine. im plagg, i turn him into chat noir. nice to finally meet you. i’m glad you guys are finally telling each other, it’s been so tiring listening to him mooning over you. do you have any cheese?”
    marinette: “…you’re chat noir?”
    adrien: *dies*

so marinette and adrien are dating now, so in a way he thinks his plan worked? that doesn’t stop marinette from asking him how he thought he’d been flirting, so he tells her nino’s tips. she laughs for a week straight. that’s the last time he ever listens to nino.

an adrien version of this post. some people asked for an adrien version, it’s not directly a sequel, but still another au. just two nerds trying to flirt and failing spectacularly.