I’ve seen a lot of soulmate prompts and a few involving countdowns and stuff so I thought I’d try my hand at one.
When Elizabeth Cooper was born, she had a countdown like any other to the day when she would meet the love of her life. She used to ask when that would be and her mother would be able to tell her the exact time, day, month, and year as well as how old Betty would be and the simple math of converting seconds into real time. Years, weeks, months, days… It was everything to her and she was ridiculously excited.
When she was younger, she had a short lived crush on her neighbour, Archie Andrews, but it got crushed when her mother told her that she was being ridiculous. Why be with someone when you had another who was perfect for you, waiting? Years later, Alice would allude to the man she loved before Hal but she refused to go into detail. She barely even let that fact alone, slip. They were high school sweethearts, after all, and dating a boy before that didn’t fit the narrative.
Time went by and her neighbour Archie met a girl named Veronica when his timer hit zero. The two girls became quick friends, though Betty looked at the two wistfully most of the time, wanting what they had instead of being stuck as the third wheel. Even her friend Kevin had met his match, a mysterious bad boy by the name of Joaquin. Betty was happy for her friends but she was definitely jealous.
Veronica had to keep her busy on the last week leading up to the moment. They had mani pedis, they went to the beach, they saw a movie, they got hair cuts, and finally they went shopping to look for the perfect outfit. Veronica was a firm believer in first impressions, though she knew future lover boy would think her girl looked good in anything, which was true.
V bought her a peachy dress that flared out at the bottom. She curled her hair up and gave her shimmering makeup. On the outside, it looked like she was getting ready for a school dance. Most people didn’t make a big deal out of meeting their other half but Betty was a total romantic at heart so it was worth celebrating. Her eyes shon in excitement, glittering like diamonds.
“Oh my gosh Betty, you look like an angel.” The blondie blushed as her friend held her hand to her face and looked like she could cry. “Now we just have to wander around so we’ll be wherever we’re supposed to be. You certainly won’t meet your soulmate here at your house.”
Betty was shoo’d over to the door. She tried to put her heels on but she was more of a flats person and was having problems with the straps. She was panicking like she couldn’t get her seatbelt on in time.
“Betty, Betty, it’s okay, we still have time.” Her heart was pounding out of her chest and she was terrified that she would miss him or that she wouldn’t even leave the house by the time her clock went off. She knew she let Veronica go too far and it took too long so now they were in a rush and Betty could barely stand in the heels, let alone walk. She was panicking as she nearly tripped on her way to the door. They ended up on the sidewalk when the clock got closer and closer. They glanced over at Archie’s to see him yelling at his garage.
“If you miss this, you’re going to regret it for the rest of your life!” Archie yelled, banging on the door.
“I’m a loner by nature! I don’t need some girl to make me soft! I’m weird and I like being by myself. Whoever she is, she’ll just have to find someone else. I’m not leaving this room until after it hits zero.”
“Aren’t you afraid of what might happen if it hits zero and you two don’t meet? What if some weird paradox happens and the universe is sucked into itself? You’re being really selfish, dooming us all with an Armageddon, man!”
Veronica put her hand on her boy friend’s shoulder. “I’ll go talk to him. We’re running out of time.” Archie nodded.
“I’m coming in, Jug!” Veronica stormed into the room. “Now you come out or I will drag you out! I’m running late and don’t have time for this!” Veronica pulled him by the jacket.
Betty was crying. 3, 2, 1.
It was like time had stopped. Out of the garage had come a girl pulling a boy in a fleece lined denim jacket despite the fact that it was way too hot for that. He had messy black hair as he was not dressed to impress, and he wore a crown beanie like a real Prince Charming.
Betty started to blush. He was the most beautiful man she had ever laid eyes on and she had met him when the timer hit zero. She was filled with glee, absolutely awestruck.
He looked at her. “Shit.” He had been trying to avoid this moment his whole entire life and yet here she was, in front of him. He thought the countdown would kill him and he had to pinch himself because he thought she was an angel.
“Wow, did you know about this?!” Veronica glared at Archie, giving him way too much credit.
“No, I mean I knew their times were coming up but the thought that they had the same countdown never occurred to me.” He scratched the back of his head, feeling a bit dumb. “So Jughead, this is my neighbour Betty Cooper, and Betty this is Jughead Jones. You haven’t met him because he lives on the Southside, where I used to live before we moved here when I was little. I brought Ronnie to meet him because I wanted his approval, even though we never have time to hang out anymore. His dad said I should get him ready to meet you, so that’s why he was over at my house.”
“Yeah and I didn’t want to.” Jughead Jones glared at his childhood friend, Archie Andrews. His eyes softened when they moved over to look at Betty. “God was I an idiot. I just didn’t want to get hurt. My mom and my dad were destined or whatever and they don’t even live in the same city anymore. You’re beautiful, like an angel. Why fate would pair you up with a loser like me I’ll never know.”
She smiled up at him. “Well, tall dark and handsome, let’s just take this one day at a time, okay?” She put her hand to his face, trying to comfort him. Sparks shot through his body like Roman candles and his eyes dilated.
He swooped in and planted his lips on hers for the first time in his life, and it felt amazing. It was like the first time he tried cotton candy and he groaned. This girl was definitely going to be the death of him, but now that he had met her there was no going back and he would gladly follow her to the ends of the earth, fear of heartbreak be damned. She was worth the risk.
1. is anyone else doing a heap of washing because you know what you want to wear as a ghost and small hands trump is making you wear it more often because you know nuclear armageddon
2. with man child trump having a boo boo with north korea,s childish leader will we get to see the next doctor who episode or the next season with the first female doctor or will it all end in a fiery blast before we hear the the beautyful phrase “hello i’m the doctor”
3.also i’m not hearing “it could be worst” because people give you looks that say shut up with that s**t
these have been so observations
yours a zombiearcher
ps if think i might care for you i love you an wish the best for you till i see you or speak to you when i will say it to you
I’m back once again with my masterpost of free prehistoric documentaries because it’s time for an update! I was able to find several more shows while browsing around and I’ve added them in. Please let me know if any of the links don’t work and feel free to suggest more programs I should try and find c:
“When he board a plane, he orders a drink right away. One time, just as he sat down, he asked:“Excuse me, do you have orange juice?” as he was accepting the orange juice, he spilled it on me! Even now, there’s a stain. Honestly, he’s really a hand-full!”
“I remember, the moment he changed. he entered the dressing room so I said “morning”. then, he was very cold. it took me some time to get used to it.”
Matsumoto’s attractive point and weak point?
Sho: He sometimes gets so excited like a small kid. He’s easily beaten by adversity.
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that I went to movies with Matsujun everyday in summer when I was in second year at High school. The number of movies we watched together proves it. I’m telling you, the number is bewildering. Railroad Man, Armageddon, and etc…
"My pen case has been replaced. Matsujun got me one for my birthday. So it has changed from something I had no attachment at all to something precious I’ve received from a member.”
SAKURAI SHO on Matsumoto Jun
/3days to go and he’s 32~ Sakumotooooo~
Man, whether he be Christian or pagan, must learn to rule himself, to understand himself, to take responsibility for himself. There can be no Armageddon now. If Man is destroyed, he shall have destroyed himself.
Michael Moorcock, The Warhound and the World’s Pain, wise words of Lucifer