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Lilacs Pt.2 (Lin x Reader)

Word Count: 1,145

Warnings: Implied smut, FLUUUFFFF

Authors Note: SURPRISE!!!! I was supposed to work on a Herc x Reader but I just could not put this on the back burner so I just churned this out! Lucky you, two fics in one day!!! This is actually complete fluff after about half way through. I’m surprised I could write this without putting any angst in it. hope you enjoy!! MESSAGE ME YOUR FEEDBACK, REQUESTS, ANYTHING YOU WANT. I LOVE YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCHHHHH!

Request: Lilacs part2!!!!!!! Loved part 1!! Great job!!

Part 1


Today was the day. You were getting married. Truthfully, you didn’t know if you were ready, it all felt rushed. Your mother adjusted your veil in the mirror and gave you a smile. You did your best to return a half smile. Your maid of honor came in with a small white envelope in her hands. “Here, your lover wanted me to give this to you.” She said handing the envelope to you. It was all white but your name written in black ink. “We’ll give you some time.” your mother said ushering out the other girls from your room. You opened it and ready every line carefully. You were on the verge of tears, and tried hard not to cry because of your makeup. You looked up at yourself in the mirror. It was at this time, you knew you had made the right decision. From this point to the ceremony was a blur. Before you knew it you were walking down the aisle next to your father. You walked up, and looked at your to-be-husband for the first time in 24 hours. He looked extremely dashing. Getting lost in his eyes, all of your nervousness melted away. The pastor began the vows.

“Do you Y/N take Lin Manuel Miranda to be your lawfully wedded husband?”

You looked down at your bouquet of purple lilacs and looked up to meet Lin’s eyes.

“I do.”


Lin’s note to Y/N

I always knew your favorite flowers were lilacs, but I never took it upon myself to ask why. Lilacs are the flowers of first love. That is what you are. My first love. My last love. My only love. Not everybody is lucky that their first love is their last, or their first love is their only but I was. I do not know what I did to deserve you, but I promise to remember how lucky I am to have you. You, Y/N, are my lilac.

X Lin.


One month later….

After marriage and the honeymoon phase, everything settled back to normal. Lin worked hard every day, and you began to work overtime to get the promotion you had been dreaming of. Both of you were workaholics, and were practically married to your work now rather than each other. One day you were in depth typing away a new article when Lin slammed his hands on the table. “That’s it, that’s enough. We never spend time together anymore.” he whined, pouting his lip at you causing you to laugh. “Well, you’re always working.” you said refocusing on your laptop. “Well, so are you.” He said pointing at your laptop. You sighed before closing it, putting your hands up in surrender. “What do you want to do?” you asked him, still sitting on the couch. “Gardening?” Lin suggested. You couldn’t help but burst into a fit of laughter. “You do realize we live in New York City right? The last time I saw dirt was probably online” you said still laughing and snorting occasionally. Lin grumpily sat back down in his chair putting on his headphones in defeat. The next day you came home at your usual time. “Lin?” you called into your empty apartment. ‘Huh?’ you thought. Lin was usually home before you. You settled your bag on the table and began to raid through the pantry for a snack when the door to your apartment swung open. There was Lin with an indoor garden. “Oh my god. You actually did it.” you said slightly amused watching your husband drag in the indoor garden, slightly struggling. “Well don’t just stand there, help me.” he said getting frustrated. You groaned and made your way over to him. “Didn’t you say you would never forget how lucky you are to have me? And now you’re making me do manual labor?” you gasped joking with him. “God you were so much more tolerable when we were dating.” He joked back. You two both got the garden set up by a window when he walked over to a plastic bag. “I also bought the first thing we should plant.” he said pulling out a pack of seeds for lilacs. You two had surprisingly bonded a lot though the indoor garden. You made time to water the plants and eagerly await for them to grow. One Saturday morning you woke up to an empty bed. You walked outside of your bedroom to see Lin staring lasers into the plants. “I don’t think they’ll grow any faster if you stare at them.” you said catching Lin’s attention. He laughed softly. “Worth a shot.” he said heading to the kitchen to fetch the watering cans. He filled both of them, and returned to the indoor garden handing you a can. “I think you’re watering it too much.” you said observing him. “No, I’m doing what the instructions said.” he replied still not moving his eyes from the unsprouted lilacs. This was when a funny idea popped into your head. You raised your watering can on top of Lin and poured some water on him. He slowly turned to you, you began to giggle uncontrollably. “Oh you’re on!” he said pouring water over you as well. Both of you acted like you were kids, pouring water over each other. The fight quickly ended when the cans ran out of water. Both of you were drenched and your white sleep shirt stuck to your body, Lin definitely noticed. His eyes roamed up and down your body. “Take a picture, it’ll last longer.” you taunted moving closer to Lin and pretending to pose. “I think I have some better ideas than a picture.” Lin replied pulling you closer by your waist, his eyes never leaving your body.


You had got home early to surprise Lin, and boy was it a surprise. You got nervous just thinking about telling him. You, however, weren’t given much time to think as Lin walked in the door. “Y/N? You’re home early.” he said giving you a peck on your temple. “I bought some new seeds for the indoor garden.” you said handing him a packet of white lilacs. “More lilacs? We already planted a whole bunch of them.” he replied looking at the packet of seeds. “Yeah, but they’re white. They mean young innocence, and I thought we should add them to our plant family if we’re adding to our real family.” you said slowly looking up at him. “Are- are you…” Lin stuttered catching on to what you said “Pregnant?” he finally finished, you nodded slowly smiling at him. He swooped down and twirled you around the living room. “I’m gonna be a dad!” Lin exclaimed still holding you up. “I’m so glad you’re happy.” you said when he put you down. “I’m so glad you’re mine.” he replied, putting a hand on your stomach.

much adoe about nothing

you can’t see my face but there are actual stars in my eyes and i’m very like to catch a fly sooner or later. POP UP GLOBE IS SOOOO GREAT. i was the first person into the yard and had to wait half an hour for the show to start but barely noticed because i was too busy soaking up the atmosphere. SO AWESOME.

some notes on the show (because i can’t review proper) ((also the pronouns are going to be all out of whack because the male parts were played by female actors and vice versa and will depend on whether i’m talking about the actor or the character)):

  • don john was really interesting. still quite the two-bit villain except for one point, when he, borachio, and conrade surrounded him at the masque and it actually felt dangerous, like, here is a dangerous man which i’ve never really felt in don john before. AND THEN they repeated similar staging with hero in the middle being hemmed in by don pedro, don john and claudio on three sides, ughhhhhh it was a good moment (also margaret reacted wonderfully and i’m so mad i didn’t see him exit off stage because i had my head turned and they never reappeared)
  • claudio was given a stutter so that … people would feel more sorry for him? i don’t know if it’s because i’m entrenched in anti-claudio or the actress had higher status than benedick in some scenes (notably when benedick issues his challenge), but it didn’t really work for me. (ha, i’m having a korero with my head of dept on fb about this at the same time and she says “Claudio should just be hot… and wrong.” truth.)
  • benedick was actually the prince’s jester. i’ve most recently watched tennantate, and dt can throw on high status like the flick of a mantle, but this benedick (was fantastic), don pedro and claudio didn’t take the challenge seriously at any point - they knew he was in earnest but it didn’t cross their minds that he was a serious threat. interesting dynamic.
  • fantastic use of the yard, particularly in benedick’s gulling scene. benedick took an audience member’s hat so she could blend in, and took the time to make giving it back a beautiful moment. beatrice’s ways of avoiding detection bordered on too ridiculous but damn did that boy commit and pull it off. i laughed ‘til i cried and had to hang onto the edge of the stage (things they don’t tell you when describing the experience of a groundling).
  • OH the number of times benedick and beatrice nearly kissed. after the church scene, long drawn out slowly moving towards each other then beatrice turned her head and benedick had his “i will kiss your hand” - hilarious and kind of heart breaking how careful/cautious/scared/uncertain beatrice was.
  • leonato made me cry. much ado was the very first shakespeare play i ever saw, on film and stage, but i’ve never felt leonato’s grief myself before.
  • DOGBERRY (ALSO VERGES), those two were so great. they had a really long intro before beginning their scene but the transition into shakespeare was seamless. i mean, nothing in their voices or demeanor suggested they were now speaking something other than their natural tongue, it was impressive. also, the things they could do with their faces, fucking charming.

so many things i could talk about. i was told before hand that this play was going to be better than tennantate and i can’t say that’s not the truth. nothing compares to live theatre and if you haven’t seen shakespeare performed in front of you (on top of you - the jig at the end was slightly alarming from right at the stage edge), you haven’t lived. there was a kid sitting on the steps behind me giggling away, and i was like, yeah, that’s my shakespeare.


Wait for it…

BOOM! (As it were.) So obvious, so silly, soooo obvious, so very funny.

And this time Alex manages to keep a straight face* which he didn’t quite manage when relating the anecdote about Dilys Powell.  I’m just saying there is a suspiciously abrupt edit after Peter the meta narrator says THAT was uncalled for that leads me to believe they had to take a bit of a laughing break. 

*I don’t even try to classify what Peter the meta narrator is doing with his face in the magic trolly man gif.  I’m not sure there are human words to describe it.