and the smell of coffee


Challenge 05: Falling
Genre: Fluff/ PG
Character: Jinyoung

Plot: You are a barista about to close the shop when you find your favorite customer, Jinyoung, still here and offering to help you clean up.


You sigh with a sense of relief as you lock the coffee shop doors, glad to finally end the day. You loved the coffee shop with all your heart—it was your grandmother’s gift to you before passing away—but some days all you wanted was to be home and very far away from the smell of coffee. Today was one of those days.

“Long day?”

You turned around swiftly, surprised by the sudden voice. Your expression of alarm melted into softness as you saw your favorite customer staring back at you. An amused smile spread across his face.

“You scare so easily,” he commented.

You blush shyly. “Sorry Jinyoung-sshi, I thought everyone left.”

He chuckled, happy wrinkles curling at his eyes. “You forgot about me? I’m so disappointed.”

“You were so quiet today, it slipped my mind,” you defended yourself.

He stepped closer to you, and softly placed a finger on your nose, making your face heat up profusely.

“I’m going to remember this forever,” he threatened pettily. “and I thought I was your favorite customer.”

You blushed at his comment. He wasn’t wrong, but you weren’t going to admit it so easily. “Whoever said you were my favorite?”

“Are you a player-type?” he asked. “Why would you write a message on my coffee cup every day if I’m not your favorite? That’s no good, Y/N, you’re toying with my heart.”

He grabbed at his chest, feigning heartbreak. You chuckled at his expression, happy to see that Jinyoung was in a more playful mood than usual. You walked past him and back behind the counter.

“Well I wouldn’t have to write you messages on cups if I had your number,” you replied just as playfully.

Jinyoung stared at you for a brief moment, a smirk on his face. You lift your head to meet his look, trying to laugh off your own embarrassment. Where did that line even come from?

“Smooth,” he finally spoke up, approaching the counter as well. “Well, do you want it?”

You chuckle, though your face was becoming more visibly red. Grabbing a towel, you begin wiping down the counter.

“Well,” you start, “I did have a reason for locking the doors.”

Seriously, where were these lines coming from?

Jinyoung laughed in dismay at your sudden boldness. “Are you keeping me captive?”

You grin, raising your head to meet his eyes. “Only because you’re my favorite.”

Jinyoung laughed loudly at this. He knew there was a reason this was his favorite coffee shop. He smiled before setting his phone down on the counter and quietly walking away to help clear off the tables.

You smile when you see his screen. It was on the page for new contact listings. And he said you were smooth. You glanced at Jinyoung’s back before punching in your number, the small smile on your face growing wider.

“You can go if you want, Jinyoung-sshi. I can clean up on my own.”

He shook his head, his back still to you.

“No, no, I want to help,” he insisted as he brought a tray of dirty coffee cups over to the counter. “So I can stay your favorite.”

You giggle, taking the tray from him. “Jinyoung-sshi, you’ve been so loyal to this shop, practically half of the revenue is from you. You are favorite by default.”

“What can I say, I love this coffee shop.”

Giving up on your cleaning, you step out from behind the counter and take a seat on the stool beside Jinyoung. You prop your elbow on the counter and lean on your hand to get a closer look at him.

“Do you really?” you ask sincerely.

“Of course. I’m here every day, aren’t I?”

“Oh, it isn’t because I’m pretty?” you joke, laughing loudly when you see his face go serious, looking unamused. Your laughter brings a smile to his face though. “But seriously though, you like the shop? Even though my grandmother isn’t running it anymore?”

He nodded at you sincerely. “You’re doing a great job, Y/N.”

You sigh. “I hope so.”

He grabbed your chin, giving you a firm look. “You are.”

You break into a nervous smile at the sudden skinship. You hope Jinyoung can’t feel how warm your face is getting. He chuckled, letting go of your chin.

“You really do scare easily.”

Your eye widened. “I-I’m not scared!”

“I-I think you are,” he teased. He chuckled as your mouth formed into a pout.

“I’ve just…always been curious about you,” you confess suddenly, averting your eyes. He looked at enquiringly. He didn’t think he had much of an impact on you to be honest. After all, his two minute interactions of ordering the usual coffee was only a fraction of a fraction of your day.

“I’ve always been curious about you too,” he spoke up.

You look up at him in surprise.

“Eyy, you don’t have to lie to me,” you mutter in disbelief.

He grasped your chin again, his thumb so close to touching your lips. You were afraid to even gulp as your eyes stared back into his.

“Why do you think I’m still here?” he asked softly.

You look down at the counter, avoiding his intense stare. “Because I locked the door?”

He let go of your chin, as his body tilted back in laughter. You blushed, still trying to ground yourself after the momentary high he had put you on.

“You’re really something else, Y/N,” he muttered as his chuckles subsided. “I thought I was admiring a cute, quiet coffee shop girl. Who knew you had all these jokes in you!”

You smile at him shyly. “You thought I was cute?”

He scoffed again in disbelief. Little did you know, you looked the cutest in this very moment. He patted your head, softly.

“Keyword: thought,” he teased, making you pout even more.

“You’re a fine line away from being unfavorited!” you threaten childishly.

He lifted his eye eyebrow at you mischievously. “Oh, but you didn’t let me finish.”

You smile with excitement. “Go on.”

“I thought you were cute…but now I know you’re also funny and pretty and sincere and lovely and playful and gentle and-”

You cover Jinyoung’s mouth with your hand, failing to hide the wide smile on your face. He looked shocked at first before his eyes quickly curled playfully into eye smiles. He planted a sudden kiss on the palm of your hand, making you pull away in surprise.

“And!” he continued. “I thought I was falling in love with this coffee shop…but it turns out I was just falling for you.”

anonymous asked:

(1/2)coffee shop au where veronica comes in everyday for a medium coffee and a conversation with her favorite blonde barista and they really hit it off and become fast friends; betty taking her breaks early to chat with veronica in her favorite booth near the back of the shop near the jukebox and veronica coming by again when betty gets off to walk her home

(2/2)and one day after work walking home with ronnie holding hands, b realizes that she actually likes this girl, who’s hair and are as dark as the coffee she drinks, and tucks some of veronica’s hair behind her ear, and her hand slips down ronnie’s face to her jaw and she leans in for a kiss and you’d think she’d be sick of the smell and taste of coffee but veronica’s dark red painted lips tastes dark roast and it’s the most intoxicating thing ever and i’m yelling i love these two so much


Tag thing idk (you know the shtick)

I was tagged by @theamazingflyinglion a few days ago but was lazy so here we are. 

Rules: Answer the 20 questions, and tag 20 amazing followers that you’d like to get to know better.
Name: Justin
Nicknames: Not telling, repressing those thoughts.
Zodiac sign: I don’t know. My birthday’s May 20th. Figure it out. i think horoscopes are dumb and have refused to look mine up out of spite.
Height: 6 ft.
Orientation: Heterosexual*
Ethnicity: White Trash
Favorite Fruit: Peaches, oranges, cantaloupe, I love all fruit honestly. Vegetables can shove it.
Favorite Season: Autumn and Winter
Favorite Book Series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Favorite Flower: Uhhh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favorite Scent: Coffee, ocean air, the smell of napalm in the morning
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Animal: I just figured out I’m a dolphin apparently (don’t ask) so sure…
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Cocoa: Coffee but I like the other two.
Average Sleep Hours: Seven-ish. Depending if my asshole brain decides to go to sleep. Fuck you brain.
Favorite Fictional Characters: (no particular order) Leonard Church (all of them), Agent Carolina, Felix, Ruby Rose, Qrow Branwen, Roman Torchwick, Prince Zuko, Iroh, Hannibal Lecter, Solid Snake, Big Boss, Revolver Ocelot, Sans, Jim Moriarty, Ellie from The Last of Us, I’m sure there are more I’m just blanking out rn
Number of Blankets You Sleep With: One sheet, one comforter or whatever you call it.
Dream Trip: Japan, Italy, ummm Space?
Blog Created: It was whenever RvB13 was airing. I made a really shitty meme and Miles Luna liked it and that was the day I died rip.
Number of Followers: As of now, 1,175. Though I make sure to block all my porn bots, so its not inflated. Also I don’t want to be a part of their game.

I tag: @bg-11, @schnee-dust-co and uh, idk I’m tired. Thats 20 right?

i was gonna make a joke about how the massachusetts candle probably smells like a drug deal in the dunkin donuts parking lot but then i checked and it legitimately smells like dunkin coffee i’m done 

do me a favor. take a look at your life; now get a pen or pencil and paper and write down the names of the most important people in your life. now make a list of all the things you love; from hot coffee to the smell of his cologne or her perfume as you lean in to hug him/her. do you see your name on either one of those lists? you should be the most important person in your life because at 2am when you’re breaking down, you’re all you’ve got. your name should be the first thing written on the list of things you love because you are bones that are made of stardust give you structure, your eyes, the colors of oceans and galaxies and planets, let you see the world and all its beauty, your mouth, with its perfect shape allows you to express your creative ideas and opinions, and your skin that shines in the sunlight allows you to not only touch another person’s skin, but to touch their souls.

There are some smells… unique to working in healthcare. Smells that you don’t (or really shouldn’t) smell elsewhere. Once you learn what they smell like, you never truly forget.

Deal with one of them, and even when you’re home and showered, you might get the feeling you can smell it still. Even thinking about them is enough to conjure a vivid sensory memory.

i try to enjoy the little things in life. good coffee. cute dogs. the smell of almonds roasting. killin nazis. big cuddly sweaters. sleeping in.

Hear me out, team Voltron thinking that now Lance and Keith have gotten over themselves and confessed their feelings for each other that the flirting will at least stop and they won’t have to sit through the smoochy looks and heart eyes anymore.

But they’re so wrong bc it turns out that when Lance is dating someone he just turns up the flirting by like 300%. And Keith, jfc, only Shiro is not surprised by the fact that Keith is so ridiculously affectionate and loveydovey with his bf.

Lance now just talks about Keith all the time and turns every other sentence into a pick up line for him and won’t stop boasting about him doing amazing (and normal every day) stuff. Keith doesn’t know how to ask for affection but he totally wants it so he just usually shoves himself into Lance’s lap or arms, grabs his hand whenever they’re standing together and doesn’t know how to answer to the pickup lines so he just kisses lance, like, no matter where they are.

Lance: yo did you see that roll that Keith did, it was amazing, my babe is so talented right??!!

Everyone else: *sigh* yes Lance

Keith: *all red* >:| *huffs* *kisses Lance*

Lance: !!!