awesome of him to take the time to chat with fans

VLIVE - JHOPECHAT ROOM

↳ first appearance (in the chat)
↳ is this how you do it?? is this right?
↳ wow the emoticons are awesome
↳ why do you hate going to school!!! new semestar new start!! everyone cheer up
↳ I’m eating so well so there is a problem
↳ ye~~hello!! i’m hobi (english)
↳ I love you too (Japanese)
↳ now I’m in the middle of brushing my teeth !! chikachika

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The Seeds of Chloe’s Redemption

There has been a lot of hate (mostly deserved) heaped on Chloe Bourgeois by the ML fandom, as well as theories of a redemption arc that she may go through to become the Bee Miraculous holder.  Chloe is one of my favorite characters.  Most people see the nasty personality she shows to the majority of Paris and immediately hate her.  Her peers, the fans, even the main characters usually treat her with disdain.  Again, mostly deserved.

However, there is a lot more beneath the surface of Chloe’s world that we don’t see.  How much do we know about her home life?  We’ve seen how miserable Adrien is.  Chloe also doesn’t seem to have her mother, Adrien and Sabrina are her only friends and even though her father dotes on her, does she really have a healthy father/daughter relationship with him?  

I’ve mentioned before (in this post) that I believe Adrien is friends with Chloe because he saw glimpses of humanity in her and wanted to help her become a better person.  Things like…

In “Darkblade” (Le Chevalier Noir):

  • Chloe is being her usual nasty self and an akuma attacks
  • Sabrina grabs Chloe for protection
  • Chloe puts her arm protectively around Sabrina
  • Is this the first glimpse we get of our budding bee?


In “Antibug”:

  • Instead of accepting Mylene as a scapegoat, she’s honest and blames an “invisible force” for pulling her hair
  • She risked the ridicule of the class to do this
  • I dunno it was like a unicorn or leprechaun or some shit
  • wtf, Chloe?!
  • Not a ghost.  Or the wind.  A LEPRECHAUN.

See where I’m going with this below the cut…

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Nocking Point Wine Tasting Party

Aka the event where I just had the most INCREDIBLE, amazing, fan-fucking-tastic night with Stephen Amell and my girls Jesi ( @jesileighs ) and Kristy ( @cbcbiology

After many requests on twitter to write this out on tumblr here I am. This is long so take a seat! pictures are included and before you ask me “HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN?” let me tell you “I HAVE NO CLUE I’M SHOCKED AND IN AWE ABOUT THIS TOO!” ok? On with the story

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My ECCC Experience

Warning – This turned into a book. I will put the bulk under a cut.

 Well, what a weekend that was. I see many people have shared their experiences & I wasn’t going to cause I didn’t want to be repetitive (plus I hate writing), but what the hell – here we go.

 It all started on Thursday night when my husband & I checked in at the Sheraton & then headed over to The Whisky Bar to meet up w/ about 25 other fans for whisky tasting & general mayhem. It was such a blast to meet other fans in the flesh & everyone was so lovely.

 Friday was very long & tiring, but also quite exhilarating. It started with waiting 3 ½ hours in line for the panel in VERY tight & warm conditions, but a good number of people had to wait in the cold rain, so I won’t complain. We ended up in the 8th row on the center aisle. We had a perfect view of the stage, but a bit far for any great pics from my camera phone, but I’ll share a couple here anyway.

 Since everyone saw the panel already, I won’t get into that except to say it was absolutely marvelous. Sam & Cait were glorious live & the energy in the room was palpable. Everything they said is pretty much a blur & I still need to rewatch it to make it all real.

 We went straight to the autographs after the panel, but they were already capped off, so we hung out for a bit & then headed to our dual photo-op w/ Sam & Cait. The organization was a complete shit-show and they had no idea what they were doing. We were moved all over the place & then smooshed all together against the wall to wait again while they figure it out. After about an hour, they got it together & we were on our way to stand in line.

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3-year-old Wingman (Connor Murphy x Reader babysitting fluff)

SHAMELESS REPOST BC I GOT A FEW NICE COMMENTS ON MY OTHER FIC AND NO ONE SAW THIS ONE BECAUSE I DIDN”T VERIFY MY ACCOUNT THROUGH MY EMAIL WHEN I POSTED IT I HOPE YOU LIKE ASDGFHFUCK THIS IS KINDA SHIT BC IT WAS THE FIRST DEH FIC I WROTE IDK

3-year-old Wingman (Connor Murphy x Reader fluff babysitting AU its fuckin lame)

3000+ words

Ps: im bad at revising

TW: angst, lots of swearing, toddlers, very very brief mentions of depression, anxiety, and suicide

You saw a dim light flicker from the corner of your eye as you played Uno with your young nephew, accompanied by a slight ding signaling you got a text. You knew it was probably Connor.

“You can get your phone, it’s okay.” your nephew told you, sounding wise beyond his years for a 3-and-a-half-year-old. He was the most adorable thing, and you couldn’t get over it.

“Nope, buddy. I need my full concentration for this game. I’m not gonna lose to you again. They can wait a couple of minutes until I demolish you at this Uno.” you replied sternly, lifting your head up high, causing giggles to erupt for the small boy. You couldn’t help but smile back. But your lips fell when your phone started dinging over and over and over again. Your nephew peered up at you with big eyes, silently telling you to just get it. You put up a finger, putting your cards face to use your other hand to reach for your phone. You were right, it was Connor.

7 messages from Connor

hey

(Y/N)

what are you up to

i’m bored

my parents aren’t home

heeeeey

you’re my only friend i want to hang out with you dammit

You couldn’t help but to let a smile form on your face. This fucking kid. You couldn’t believe that this was the boy that barely spoke two words to you over a span of a month when you were lab partners. At the start of Junior Year, you had to take a physics class as a prereq for graduating. The class was filled with seniors, leaving you and this mysterious, and super scary Connor Murphy as the only two juniors. So, your teacher paired you up, resentment oozing out of Connor. You basically did the projects by yourself, him helping with data or equations you didn’t understand yourself, but you never actually talked much. You did your work in silence. Until you noticed he was writing some old fall out boy (A/N: I feel like everyone just mutually agreed on Connor liking FOB so I’m just going along with it.)  lyrics on one of his data sheets.

“That’s a good song.” You murmured, peering back at your paper, trying to work through this problem that made zero sense.

“You like fall out boy?” he mumbled, trying to figure out what you were trying to do by making conversation with him.

“Yeah, Pete Wentz was the love of my life for a while. They were actually my first concert back in middle school, when they made a comeback. But they peeked at From Under A Cork Tree.”  Connor smiled at this, agreeing silently with everything you just said. His smile was addictive, so you kept going. Seeing how long you could kept a conversation going and his smile up as well. You mostly talked at first. But his word count each week was increasing exponentially. Until you went a whole class listening to him talk about how The Smiths was easily the best band ever and better than Nirvana and that Nirvana is over-hyped because everyone romanticizes Kurt’s suicide while no one really actually cares about the depressed kid until they are gone. The conversation kind of died after that. Him feeling like he said too much, and you just not knowing what to say. Something told you he wasn’t just talking about Kurt Cobain. So, you kind of squeezed his hand momentarily, which he would never admit, made him blush like a madman and almost pushed him into a panic attack, he was so overwhelmed and caught off guard. Then, the game changed for Connor. It was bound to happen; a crush was going to form. Connor fell victim, falling hard. No one really reached out to him before, unless it was to make fun of him and get in his head. He was the school’s punching bag. Even school nerds like Jared Kleinman picked on him. He always noticed you before. You never laughed at him when other made jokes. But he didn’t realize that not only a friendship was forming, but a crush as well. And when he did, it was too late to abort. This boy was in love with you from the time you spotted those fall out boy lyrics to be honest.

Another ding snapped you out of your reminiscing.

6 messages from Connor:

Are you alive

Shit

no that’s ridiculous

of course you are

(Y/N)????

you never not text me

You texted him back quickly, knowing he was probably thinking of all the ways you just lying on the street dead to your body floating in the river face down. He confessed that this happened a lot to you. He’d just get bad, intrusive thoughts he couldn’t shake away.

im alive and well. Just babysitting my nephew Carter. HES SO CUTE

You snapped a picture of Carter playing Uno and sent it to Connor. Before you could even put down your phone, another familiar ding alerted you.

1 message from Connor:

gross

you’re heartless

4 messages from Connor:

i know

guess i’ll go hang with my other friends

sigh

woe is me

shut up nerd

if you want, come babysit

1 message from Connor:

hell fucking no

well i have to go then. i gotta win this game of uno this 3 year old is putting me to shame

2 messages from Connor:

you’re so embarrassing why am i friends with you

i’ll be over in ten

You smiled at the last message. Connor wasn’t the only one with the crush. Yes, yours did develop later in your relationship, but it was definitely equal to Connors admiration for you. Connor didn’t really start opening up after about three months into your friendship. Once he talked about the whole Kurt Cobain thing, he kind of laid low for a little, you having to steer the conversation if you wanted it to live. He was touchy, so you had to handle him with care. You tried to bring it up a few times, to just get immediately shut down. You’d always ask in school, because you weren’t at the point of hanging outside of it yet. But he’d always change topic. It’s not like he didn’t trust you, it was everyone around him. Paranoid they were secretly listening in on your chats. So, you decided to take initiative. It was exactly 3 months of you being friends, so you asked if he wanted to hang.

“Connor?”

“What…” he replied, seemingly uninteresting as he doodled along the margin of his already finished calc problems. He was actually a fucking genius. He wasn’t just artistic, but the kid had a brain. But that’s a different topic.

“You know what today is?”

“I ‘donno know,” all his words kind of running together, “Friday?”

“No.” you felt dumb now. “Never mind.”

“No what’s today. I like hearing your weird ass facts. Is it like, Morrissey’s birthday, or like the anniversary of The Queen Is Dead album?”

“You’re gonna find it stupid that I was even going to make a big deal out of it, so, never mind.”

“No, tell me.”

“No”

“Yes.”

“No.”

“Fucking god, (Y/N). Just tell me already.”

“It’s our ¼ friendaversary.”

“What? What the fuck is that shit?”

“See. I knew you’d find it dumb.”

“N-no, I just don’t know what the fuck that is.” Connor genuinely asked.

“We’ve been friends for three months, Connor. That’s what it means. I thought you were good at math?”

“That’s a thing? And people celebrate that? I wasn’t aware that was a milestone.”

“No, people don’t really celebrate it. But we do our own thing.”

“How is it three months?”

“What do you mean?”

“Like, how do you figure?”

“Oh… It’s the day we talked about fall out boy. Remember?” You shifted awkwardly in your desk, realizing that knowing the exact date you first bonded was creepy.

“Barely.” he lied. Of course, he fucking did. He wouldn’t stop thinking about you that moment for the rest of that week. Then, he’d just think of you in general from that point on all the time. You consumed his thoughts, both during day and night. You were even in his dreams.

“We should, like, I don’t know… Hang out tonight.”

“We’ve never hung out before. What would we even do.”

“Friend things.” you sneered

“And what does that consist of.” he jabbed back.

“I don’t know, Connor. Like, use that vivid imagination of yours. Pizza and a movie. Pizza and video games. Pizza and anything. Pizza just had to be the foundation.

“Well, do you wanna go out somewhere. Or like hang out at someone’s house?”

“It’s getting cold out so we can hang at one of our houses, if you want?”

“Um, can we go to yours? My parents will be home and I don’t like to ask them things.”

“Sure, they won’t mind you’re going to be over right?”

“Um, I wasn’t going to tell them.”

“Why, are you embarrassed of me.” you joked. Connor didn’t respond right away. “Wait, are you?”

“No, of course not. It’s just…” he paused, pursing his lips, you noticed his prominent cupid’s bow. “It’s complicated.” he grumbled, “What time do you want me over for this stupid celebration.”

“Well if you think it’s stupid-”

Connor started speaking over you, “For this very awesome, cool, great, fan-fucking-tastic celebration. I misspoke.”

“6.”

“Can’t wait.” he responded sarcastically, rolling his eyes. But you both knew he couldn’t.

That night consisted of pizza, of course. And Connor opted for old NES games, which he beat you at every single time.

“Okay, literally fuck Excitebike! It’s so dumb you can overheat your bike?” I shouted, throwing my controller.

“You’re such a sore loser.”

“I am not! It’s just Excitebike is dumb. Let’s go back to Punch Out!, or Galaga. I’m warmed up now, and I’ll definitely win.”

“You’ve said that after every single game.”

“No, I’m serious now, my game was just off.”

“Sure.”

“Plus, I had drawing today, so my hand was already tired.”

“Whatever you say, (Y/N).”

“I think I broke my thumb last week squeezing it between my locker.”

“Of course you did.” he taunted, trying to resist a smile. His eyes were gleaming, he was enamored. He was trying even harder to not kiss you.

“I’m going to beat you next week.”

“Next week?”

“I mean, if you’re free.” you tried to not sound desperate, but failing.

“Do you see all my other friends lining up to hang out with me?” he deadpanned.

“Then, It’s a date.”

“Date?” Connor quickly caught your phrasing, trying to understand your intention.

You froze, “You know, not an actual date. Like, a platonic date, bro.” you tried your hardest to brush it off, but failing. Again. You scolded yourself for using the term ‘bro’. But Connor let it go, though he did feel wounded.

“Got it, bro.” Sourly putting emphasis on the latter word, “Play me again so I can fucking win for the millionth time.” he said, a little too aggressively.

“You good?”

“Dandy. I just want to prove I’m good enough for you.” he accidentally professed.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” you inquired.

“God, just play me. That’s what I mean.”

You didn’t want to press him. The tension in the air was at an all-time high. Connor never really got snippy like this with you. I mean, yes, he did sometimes raise his voice or make a rude remark. But he’d habitually curse under his breath and apologize immediately. You always understood, knowing all the pent-up anger inside him. But then Connor seemed to relax again once you started playing Punch Out!, taking his anger out through Little Mac on King Hippo, and then the two of you went back to having fun. In Connor’s head though, he definitely planned to kiss you that night, but the way to swerved the date topic, he lost all his confidence. Taking it as you’d never see him in a romantic light. That was almost 6 months ago, and he still hasn’t made a move.

You came out of your daydream once again when Carter yelled out Uno, well a version of the word.

“Unope!” he added a P in the end for whatever reason. You decided against telling him. How were you losing to a 3-year-old for the seventh time?! He placed down a red 4, excitement in his eyes. He definitely had a red, you could see it in his eyes. You looked at your hand, filled with about a dozen reds from the draw 4s he was hitting you with. So, you decided to take your chance picking up a card from the deck. A yellow 4.

“You aren’t winning today.” you placed the card down, smirking. The 3-year-old squealed out and slapped down a yellow 7.

“Outto!!!” he cheered, the bastard winning again. You couldn’t believe he had a yellow out of everything.

You throw up your cards in a joking manner, “You don’t even know the whole alphabet!” another fit of giggles came from your nephew.

“I least he can win at Uno,” a voice came through the door. “You’re a destined loser. I don’t think you’ve ever won at anything.” Connor trudged through the door in his beat up brown jean jacket and combat boots, his nose red from the cold approaching winter air.

“False!” you yelled out, going up to Connor and giving him a bear hug. He slung an arm around you, bringing him closer to him. He rested his chin on your head, inhaling your scented shampoo. He couldn’t pick out the scent, but you reminded him he needed to wash his hair soon.

“Solitaire doesn’t count. You literally okay that by yourself.”

You pushed him away, “Whatever, shut up. I’m not a sore loser at least.”

“You totally are though?” he remarks back, “You make up excuses. You just told your nephew he doesn’t know the alphabet because you’re angry you lost.”

“I said, whatever! Shut up.” you fake yell like you’re pissed off. “Connor, this is Carter, my favorite nephew. Carter, this is Connor, my least favorite friend.” Connor waved awkwardly at the child before him, Carter got up from his chair and jumped down. He tugged on his skinny jean pant leg that was still too big because he was so lanky. His legs were skinnier than yours.

“It’s touching me.” Connor whispered to you.

“Carter wants you to pick him up. He probably wants to tell you something.”

“How do I pick it up.”

“Connor, why are you an inept alien? Like you aren’t from earth.”

Connor leans down and scoops up Carter, Carter whispering something in his ear.

“Both our names do begin with C. You are correct. Here I thought you didn’t know your alphabet.” Connor repeated what Carter told him aloud, looking over at you and raising his eyebrow. Carter whispered again, cupping his hands around his mouth so you wouldn’t hear.

“You know until L,” he paused, listening more. “Yeah, no I get it, it does get confusing at that point.” Carter continued. You couldn’t help but to burn up at the sight. Your two favorite guys. “Yeah, I’ll stop talking out loud.” you assumed Carter asked him to keep the next thing a secret. Connor starts to turn red and looks at you for a split second. Connor puts Carter down, trickery written on your nephew’s face, bashfulness on Connor’s. Carter ran into your living room, picking up train tracks and started to build.

You squeeze Connor’s thin arm, “What did he tell you?”

Connor smiled lopsidedly, “It’s a secret. I can’t tell you.” he confidently takes your hand and dragged you into the living room. The three of you spend the day playing with trains, then move to watching rug rags, then back to trains, and then finally Carter passed out fast asleep coloring with Connor at the table. You pick Carter up, leaving Connor to keep coloring.

“Is he knocked out?” Connor realizing you left, walking to the bottom of the stairs, watching you walk up them with Carter on your back.

“Yes, finally. I thought we were going to have to play trains again. A girl can only play with Thomas a number of times before she goes a little stir crazy.”

Connor catches up to you on the steps, “I can put him to bed, if you wanna clean up downstairs.” he proposes, you nodded and let Connor take Carter off your back. You watched as Carter curled up in Connor’s chest, having your stomach dropped.

Shit. You really liked Connor.

You realized you were just staring at Connor, making him shift awkwardly under your stare. “Um, I’m, uh, yeah. I’m gonna go do that.” you chuckled awkwardly, going downstairs. Mentally punching yourself in the face for being weird. What the hell was wrong with you, you thought to yourself. You start with the crayons, putting them back in the box. You picked up pictures that Carter drew. You laughed at the stick figures, most of them being Connor, him, and you. Flipping through the pictures, Carter start drawing you and Connor holding hands, then there was one of you two dancing, then the last one displayed you kissing. You smile softly, thinking about the possibility of what Carter told Connor that he blushed so furiously at. You looked over at the end of the table, realizing a turned over paper where Connor was sitting. You glanced at the stairs making sure Connor was still upstairs. You creep over to the paper, turning it over.

It was you. Where you were sitting, coloring, looking down with strands of your hair falling in front of your eyes. Eyes that seemed to sparkle, smile lines that corresponded with an closed smirk, a soft dimple marking your cheek. He made you look so beautiful. It was so…  realistic. And, just amazing.

“Don’t look at that.” Connor hissed, trying taking it out of your hands.

“This is me…” you stated, trailing off.

“It’s nothing. Let it go.” he continued, not sure if he meant the paper or the topic.

“No, I have questions.”

“I’m not playing 20/20 questions. Just forget I drew that. Rip it up.”

“What did Carter tell you.”

“I have to go, (Y/N), it’s getting late.”

“Just tell me, Connor.”

“The secret? The stupid fucking secret some 3 year old told me?”

“I wanna know the secret you’ve been keeping from me for like 6 months.”

“And what the fuck would that be.” He knew what you were getting on about.

“Tell me how you feel about me.”

Connor blushed, “I’m leaving.”

“Stop,” you run in front of the door. Placing a hand on Connor’s chest.

“I can’t do this right now.”

“Then when will you?!” You whisper shout, remembering Carter is still upstairs sleeping,

You two stared at each other, both feeling vulnerable. Connor clenched his jaw.

“Never. You’re too good for me. You’re a thousand times too good for me. I don’t deserve you. I’m a loser, a freak. And you’re, I don’t even fucking know a good word to describe you. You're… just… perfect. And I know deep down you don’t actually like me. Just let me go home. I’ve embarrassed myself enough, don’t you think.

“You’re so dense, Connor.” You grabbed the back of his head, doing what he should’ve 6 months ago. Really, what you should’ve done 9 months ago. Your lips collided together. The kiss itself was flawed: Connor kissed you back to roughly, your noses bumped, and both of you kind of smelled like wax from the crayons. But it was enough. It was more than enough for both of you. It was perfect.

“Finally.” a tiny voice said from the top of the stairs, “Took you guys long enough.” You both snapped your heads over, breaking the kiss. It’s the fucking kid.

“Talk to us when you know the alphabet.” Connor called out, kissing you lightly this time like he’d never hurt you, and he never will. Carter trotted back to his room.

“Someone needs to tuck me in again.” Carter yelled. You looked over at Connor.

“Yeah, I got it.” Connor told you, and started for the stairs. “Oh, and if isn’t obvious, I fucking love you, (Y/N).”

You rolled your eyes at his word choice, but your stomach did back flips, “I fucking love you, Murphy.”

How do you measure a year?

Request: soulmate au- when you reach 18, you stop ageing until you meet your soulmate. 

Pairing: Anthony Ramos x reader

Warnings: mild angst

Word count: 2,797 

A/N: welcome to day one of the @hamwriters writeathon (aka AU time)! I’m posting a fic a day this week (woah) and I am so excited pls come and scream with me. endless thanks to @gratitudejoyandsorrow for proofreading and being awesome ^-^

schedule for the rest of this week here

@pearltheartist, @whitestorm547

1783

You celebrated your eighteenth birthday in seventeen eighty three. Your parents, ageing together for twenty years, looked on fondly as you accepted their gift- new writing supplies and a diary.

“Write about your life,” your father suggested. He had fought in the revolutionary war alongside Washington himself, meeting your mother when he had returned from to New York to begin his life anew.

“Thank you,” you told him. Your best friend Theodosia had already found her soulmate and, despite you being born before her, she now looked older.

You carefully signed your name on the inside cover. The ink shone on the page and you decided you would write a letter to your soulmate each and every day until you met them.

2015

You pushed your way through the streets of New York, shivering in the cold. Having invested your money well over the last two hundred and thirty years, you didn’t have to work full time, and could afford to spend your time in coffee shops, writing.

You were on your two hundredth journal. You always carried your first one and your latest one with you- the beginning and the end of your life, you reasoned. You had written over eighty-five thousand letters to your soulmate.

And you had never met them.

A couple of times you had tried to find someone else- someone who had lost their soulmate or who hadn’t found them yet either, but it never worked. If they had known their soulmate, you could never be enough.

You slipped into your current favourite coffee shop- a two story independent shop that was a stones throw away from Broadway. You wondered idly if there was a new show you could go and see, and decided to head over to take a look later.

There was a new barista at the counter. Her hair a golden-brown that caught the light as she chatted animatedly to her coworkers. You slid into your favourite seat - a cushy armchair by the window - and pulled out your journal.

You opened it to a fresh page and pulled out a pen and a paperclip. You wrote the date above the lines and fished around in your jacket pocket for a moment before finding your ticket to an art exhibition you had been to. You clipped it to the page and started to write.

Dear Soulmate,

New York is so different now- so busy, so tall, and so alive. It’s no longer the city I grew up in, but I suppose the world moves on even if I don’t.

There was an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about soulmates - I saved my ticket. They had photos of people with their soulmates, dressed in the clothing of the era they were born in. The kind of thing they might have worn on their eighteenth birthday.

Couples from all over the world - every nationality, every gender, every sexuality. Little placards letting you know how long they’d waited for each other. People born during World War One - a horrible time - meeting their soulmates today.

It gave me hope that I might still find you.

You closed your journal as the waitress brought over your coffee, setting it down with a smile. You thanked her.

Over two centuries you had met people who had waited for their soulmates for just as long as you had. Many of them had watched their families die, as you had, and struggled to keep faith. Every one of them had found their soulmates eventually and promised you it was worth it.

So you waited.

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My 2nd Ice Show Adventure (Fantasy On Ice 2017 in Niigata)

Summer 2015, I went for my very 1st ice show, Fantasy On Ice (FaOI) in Kobe, and it was the 1st time I saw ‘nama-Yuzu’ (real-life Yuzuru) after being a fan since 2014 Olympics. 

Summer 2016, I had tickets for FaOI again but this time, Yuzu pulled out of all ice shows to recover from lisfranc ligament injury, so I sold my ticket, prayed for Yuzu’s health and happiness, sent him letters of support, and managed to survive the terribly long off-season with other long-suffering Yuzu-fans.  

This summer (2017), I am so busy with work projects that I have no time for fangirling, not to mention ice shows, and I moaned about it to a few friends. Almost like a miracle, one friend told me that if I wanted, she could get tickets for me for FaOI Niigata!  I decided I could get away for the weekend.  I must!  

The shows were on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (16-18 June) and it would be my first time in Niigata.  I took an ANA flight (yay! ANA!) and arrived in Niigata airport on Thursday.   The first meal I had was a very delicious bowl of ramen, and as I ate, I was surprised that I could taste bits of yuzu (the fruit).  I have never had ramen with yuzu before and so I was really happy!  It was really oiishiiiiiiiiii~~!!!  What a great omen, I thought.  My first meal on this trip was with yuzu. xD    

On this 1st night, there was something else that made me think of Yuzu…. I saw Bourbon ice-cream!  “Mo chotto”!  

I was way too full from the huge bowl of ramen and so I did not buy ‘Mo Chotto’ ice-cream to try.  Thought I’d try it another day but I did not pass by this shop again and I could not find it anywhere else.  Sigh.  Regret.  The snack is common but the ice-cream is not. 

Friday 16 June (ice show is at 7pm, doors open at 6pm)  

In the morning, I changed hotel.  Checked into ANA Crowne Plaza (yay, ANA!) because it’s a short walk to the ice show venue.  A Yuzu-fan friend, D-chan, messaged to say she is nearby and asked me to join her for coffee.  OK!   It was a lovely breezy walk from ANA hotel to an area called Pier Bandai and I found her in a cosy little coffee place with comfy sofas.  I ordered an iced coffee and we chatted away.  “I can’t believe I’m really here….”  “He’s somewhere near us now, you know….”  “Omg we’re breathing the same air as him….”   xD

Happiness is talking with a Yuzu-fan while sipping coffee in Japan. :)  

Soon it was time to meet another friend, Kay, the wonderful person who got my tickets for me.  We had plans for an early dinner together and then go for the ice show.  I met her at Niigata Station and we walked around looking for food. Some restaurants were not yet opened for dinner as it was too early. Luckily there was a soba shop that was open and we both felt like eating soba, so in we went.  (soba= buckwheat noodles) 

We ordered their specialty which was soba dipped in a warm broth with tender slices of pork.  And once again, I had the lovely surprise of finding yuzu in it!   I really love the citrusy fragrance it gave to the soupy noodles.  We felt so happy eating soba with yuzu.  It was a very good meal. :)  

From Niigata station, there was a shuttle bus to the show venue, running pretty frequently.  (I really love Japan;  they think of everything.) There was no real need to look for the bus-stop, just look for the long queue!  Luckily, it was a short wait as the buses came quickly and soon we were on our way to Toki Messe!   Just a 10-minute bus ride and we were there, a lovely glassy tall building by the river.  

We were early but the queue for FaOI merchandise was already VERY LONG. It’s ok, let’s admire the pretty Tanabata decorations and chit-chat while we wait in line.  Finally we could at least SEE the sale counter!  It’s going to be our turn!  I got a T-shirt, a towel and the programme booklet.  So happy to get the towel because 2 years ago at FaOI Kobe, the towel was sold out before it was my turn, on the very 1st day!  

Then Kay pointed out to me something that made me very happy…. Ice Rink Sendai merchandise counter!  I have not had the chance to buy anything from Yuzu’s hometown rink before, so I hurried towards it excitedly.  Wow, they really have a lot of pretty things!  

The photo of Yuzu wearing ‘Irene gloves’ was there.  (Irene is short for ‘Ice Rink Sendai’ and is the name of the mascot.)  And also his signature with a message saying “I will never forget, I will continue to do my best and give my support.” (my translation from Japanese)   And there is a little mushroom at the end. ^^

What a simple but heartwarming message for his hometown rink….

I bought the ‘Irene’ gloves, T-shirt, keychain and some stationery.  I love the pink theme!

There were also stalls selling really beautiful books and magazines….. I want them all!

Glad we were early.  It was hard to take a good look at the stalls when it got very crowded later.  

I was also very amused to see a counter that rented out binoculars, haha.  I did not rent one on the 1st day, but I did for the next 2 days.  Best decision ever.  I could see clearly all his cute facial expressions and who he was talking to all the time at the finale.  (Guess who. :))  

And of course, there were big boxes for fan letters and gifts to skaters.  Yuzu’s box filled up quickly and the inner bag had to be changed several times by the staff.  I used my new Irene stationery to write 2 fan letters (one on behalf of the FB international fan group and one from myself) and dropped them into the box on the 2nd day.  On the 3rd day, I decided to also drop a letter into Oda-san’s box.  I told him I enjoy his skating, his talk shows and his blog, thanked him for his great friendship with Yuzu, and may God bless his beautiful family. :)   

After all the excitement outside, it’s time to go in.  The seating arena for Niigata is smaller than some other places, so even the furthest row was not that far away.  I was somewhere in the middle, nearer one end of the rink.  

As usual, there were guys in black jackets who walk around holding up big signs that say “No taking of photos or videos”.  (I took this pic before the show, no pics during the show.  Law-abiding fan.) 

The show started and the skaters were introduced one or two at a time.  Yuzu was the last one to come out and the applause and cheers for him were huge.  It was clear who the star of the show was. :) 

After the opening number, the skaters did their individual performances.  I enjoyed watching all of them.  My favourite ones were the 2 performances by Nobunari Oda – the music was beautiful for both and I love to watch his jumps;  it’s like he lands on marshmallow (once again I am reminded of why they gave him that T-shirt saying ‘landing with cat’s feet’);  Sex Bomb by Plushenko was hilarious and I laughed so much;  and Shizuka Arakawa– what supreme grace and beauty.

Ice dancers Papadakis and Cizeron were very beautiful to watch. So glad they performed in this FaOI.  The acrobatic duo of 2 men in Swan Lake tutu performing ‘Notte Stellata’ was very funny.  I have seen Yuzu perform to this song so beautifully so many times in the past season (and watched it live at 4CC) and now this exact same song is skated in such a comical way….. I was so tickled. xD

For the record, the other skaters were Kaori Sakamoto, Marin Honda, Akiko Suzuki, Miki Ando, Shoma Uno, Evgenia Medvedeva, Denis Vasiljevs, Javier Fernandez, Elladj Balde, Johnny Weir, Stephane Lambiel, Jeffrey Buttle and the Chesnas.  Many of them performed twice, before and after the intermission.  Much thanks to all for their wonderful performances!     

At the end was Yuzu’s Chopin Ballade Number 1.  I had the good fortune of watching this 2 years ago, at the last show of FaOI 2015, when he gave us a surprise performance with live piano music played by Kotaro Fukuma.  At that time, he did the 2nd half of his usual Chopin, in a black FaOI finale shirt. It was awesome. So this time, I was really excited that I would see the full performance with that beautiful white Chopin top. And wow…. he really took my breath away. Although I have watched him perform Chopin for 2 seasons already, it felt like a different Chopin. It was the same and yet it was different. More beautiful, more powerful, more flow, more speed, more precision…. it was already so perfect, how can it be even better, but it is!  (based on my ‘expert’ opinion.)   I am so thrilled that he is doing this for the new season! I LOVE Chopin!

After Chopin, he went backstage to dry his sweat and then came out again to do an encore of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ (his SP for last season). It was funny to watch LGC performed in that sweet Chopin costume. So mismatched, haha.

For the finale, Yuzu came out in a glittery blue FaOI top with a cat ears-hair band on his head. He danced in the group number and even did a cartwheel on the ice!  And he waved happily to all of us. It was so good to see him enjoying himself. I am very glad he did not do any quad battles at the end. He just did a side lunge for the 1st show (with one under a set of hurdles, so amazing!), a hydroblade for the 2nd show, and a ‘muscle man’ pose with Plushenko at the last show. And when others are doing their jumps or special elements in the middle of the rink, he would skate from his original position to the space between his idol Plushenko and good buddy Nobu. And he was often talking to Plush. Ahhh… Yuzu, still the cute fan-boy after all these years. :)))

After the finale, when all the other skaters have left the rink, Yuzu took a mic and spoke to thank all of us. He said things like please take care of yourselves, take care as you go home, have a meal, have a good rest, who is staying on for tomorrow’s show? oh that’s quite a lot of you (laughs), thank you for your support, I really enjoyed myself, eh to, eh to, there is still so much that I want to say, but never mind, it is already very late, I should stop here, I really want to thank all of you for today……. And he would end by putting the mic down and shouting as loudly as he could with his own voice “Arigato gozaimashita!”

Listening to him speak was just wonderful…. I was touched by his concern for his fans and also half-laughing at some things he said. He wanted to talk more but he did not want to hold us back as it was already way past 10pm on that 1st night. That dear talkative boy. :) Oh Yuzu, your fans would listen to you all night, if only we could. But then we want you to rest too! You need a good rest and a good meal more than us!

In his speech for the 2nd day, he also thanked the people who made the ice rink.  He said the ice was very good to skate on and they all loved skating there. Yuzu and his grateful heart. :) 

On that 2nd day, I was seated at the other end, where the stage was.  (I took this pic as I was leaving.)  When he was speaking, he was standing on the left of the stage just outside the ice.  I had a very clear side view of him through my binoculars ( I was halfway up the stands).  His face was sweaty but dazzling with happiness as he spoke.  How I wish I was sitting this close!   

The shows for Saturday and Sunday were at 2 pm and 1pm respectively.

Most skaters performed the same programmes for all 3 shows in Niigata but a few skaters did a different one for one of the shows. Like Marin Honda, for the 2nd show, she performed in a very cute Japan Airlines air stewardess costume. Elladj Balde was the skater before Marin (he did a great Michael Jackson medley) and when he finished his performance, he skated to one end with his chair and just sat there. Marin skated out in her JAL costume, went to him and said in Japanese, “Sir, would you like some coffee or tea?” Haha, that was how she started and I really enjoyed her performance.  For the other 2 days, she did ‘Crime Tale’.   Javier also had a different one in the 2nd show;  instead of his new SP, it was a funny pirate one where he was a cleaner-boy daydreaming. Johnny Weir performed ‘Amazing Grace’ in the 2nd half for the 1st 2 days, then on the 3rd day, he did a song called ‘Creep’.  His performance was so heart-wrenching, I almost cried.  I can still feel the pain he expressed even now when I think back….. Johnny’s skating is really very special. No wonder he is one of the skaters that Yuzu has looked up to since junior days.

In the 3rd show, which was the last FaOI show for 2017, Yuzu had some surprises for us. 

After performing Chopin, he went backstage as usual, and the rink was dark. As with the previous 2 shows, we waited a while and then started to call his name. “Yuzu, Yuzu….” The MC said we have to shout his name louder because he can’t hear us. So we shouted “YUZU!” as loudly as we could, expecting him to appear for the LGC encore. Suddenly, the sounds of an electric guitar filled the air. There was a guitarist on stage and he was playing ‘Parisienne Walkways’!!!! We recognised it immediately and the fan beside me turned to me with eyes as big as saucers. She grabbed my hand and we started screaming and jumping about, mad with excitement! Yuzu then skated out to all our screams and did his legendary PW wearing his Chopin costume (he did the 2nd half of the usual PW programme). Oh wow!!! What a surprise! What a treat!!! Yuzu’s PW with live guitar!!! I felt like the luckiest fan in the world!!!

After that amazing encore, he went backstage and the finale started. The other skaters came out in turns to do the group number. When Yuzu came out again for his part in the finale, we all went hysterical again! Because he was wearing a yellow headband with Pooh ears!! Hahaha…… this guy really knows how to make his fans scream. He looked so adorable! It was wonderful to see him looking so happy and enjoying himself so much.
(Later, I saw a Japanese fan on twitter say the Pooh headbands were all sold out. But of course. The Yuzuru-effect. XD) 

(2 pics above are fans’ screenshots of a TV news segment on FaOI.)

Then at the very end of the show, when the other skaters have left the rink, he gave a very emotional speech and made me cry.  He said that last year he could not do anything (no ice shows at all due to injury), so now he is feeling very happy to be back doing this and he loves skating and he is feeling most blessed and he is the happiest person in the world. (*may not be the exact words but the meaning is such.)  And he thanked the organisers and other people and all of us.  It was not so much the words he said but the way he said them. There were so much emotions. His voice trembled a bit at the beginning. It sounded like he was tearing and was trying to control himself not to cry. As he spoke, his feelings were just gushing out…… he was just so utterly happy and grateful for everything!

Then he did the usual ending-shout;  he put down the mic, cupped his hands near his mouth and shouted “arigato-gozaimashita!”, and we all shouted back “arigato-gozaimashita!”  And then he bowed and waved and went in through the curtains.

Tears were running down my face. I continued to say softly, “Arigato, Yuzu-kun, arigato.”  Thank you, Yuzu, thank you.  My tears just kept flowing as I thought back.  After going through so much… so much….. he is finally where he is supposed to be…….   

Seeing Yuzu so happy and healthy is one of the best things in the world. 

I met Kay after the show and we talked about how special Yuzu is.  And how is it that he can make us fly thousands of miles to watch him perform just those few minutes and we feel it’s so worth our time, money and energy.  She would be flying home that night, and for me, my flight home was the next day.  As with all good things, it ended too quickly but our hearts were filled to overflowing.

I am very grateful to Kay for her help with tickets and for her fun company.  We met up every day and ate some very delicious food together.  On the 2nd day after the show, we walked around and found a little ramen shop to have dinner.  And again there was yuzu in it!!!  (See the little yellow strips on top of the soup?)  Kay also ordered a yuzu sparkling wine.  I had a sip and it was lovely!   Another meal with yuzu…. ahhh life is good. :) 

On the last night after the ice show, I shopped for stuff like P&G Bold clothes detergent, Lenor clothes deodoriser and softener, Ghana chocolate and Xylitol gum.  I was so happy to find all these things near my hotel, and after I lugged my heavy shopping back to my hotel room, I realised I had forgotten to buy rice! Niigata is famous for very good rice and I had wanted to buy a small bag of rice home. :((  I messaged Kay to lament and she replied, it’s ok, he is not the ambassador for rice.  Hahaha….. I love Yuzu-fans.  (I did manage to get a bag of rice before I left for the airport the next day. :) ) 

Yuzu-fans are really wonderful and generous.  And just like Yuzu, they surprise me all the time.  On the 2nd night, D-chan passed a package to me from a fan that I don’t even know.  Inside were some Japanese newspapers and advertisements with Yuzu, and also ‘Weekend Sendai’!!!  OMG I nearly fainted with happiness.  (Weekend Sendai is a free travel magazine given out in Japan many months back.  Yuzu is featured inside recommending food and places in Sendai. 1st pic below, left side.)   Gosh, how did she know it’s something I had been coveting for ages now???  I told D-chan to give her my utmost gratitude.  And thank you, D-chan, for being a good friend and messenger!  So glad I met you on this trip!    

Another fan gave me gorgeous photos of Yuzu that she had taken herself at competitions.  And she said, “Thank you for the good work that you do in the fan group.”  Aww….. I was so touched!   Thank you, CL!

I was so happy when I was packing my luggage on the last night in Niigata.  I had so many precious goodies in my bag!   Thank you, dear Yuzu-fans!!!  Hope to see you all again! 

Below are pics of my FaOI tee, towel and booklet that I bought on Day 1.

There is so much more that I want to say, but this is already so long, I should stop here now.  Dear Yuzu, thank you for everything!!!  May God bless you and your family.  Always supporting you and hope to see you again soon!   

Note: This is written one month after the event due to being too busy at work.  If any details of FaOI are incorrect, I am sorry for my bad memory. :P   

[Credit: photos are all mine except for the 2 screenshots of Yuzu with Pooh-ears from twitter and the Pooh pics from pinterest - thanks!]

The Memory Remains

Characters: Dean x Reader, Sam, Jess, Mary, John, Bobby

Summary: Dean has a perfect life. What could go wrong?

Word Count: 2943

Warnings:  FLANGST.  You will be happy, you will be sad. I figure it must even out, right?

A/N:  This is for Mimi’s RomCom Fluff Challenge.  My prompt was “Would you guys hurry up? I’m breaking like thirty major laws here,” from Sixteen Candles.  @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog I love you and I hope there is enough fluff here to counteract the angst.

As always, feedback is welcomed and appreciated. Tags at the bottom.

Originally posted by thejabberwock

If only there could be an invention, that bottled a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again. - Daphne Du Maurier

The Memory Remains

The shrill chirping of the alarm wakes Dean, the dream world hovering on the edges of his conscious, its tendrils still reaching out to the part of his mind that meets the waking world. His arm flails about wildly for a moment before he locates the snooze button. Just eight more minutes.

Rolling over, he searches for you, seeking the heat of your body. He always searches for you in his sleep. The scent of lilacs fills his nose, the comforting scent that is so very (Y/N). You are all twisted up in the covers but he works his way past the offending barriers to pull you close, his body curving to mold to yours. You sigh with contentment, nestling into him, soaking up his body heat. Dean enjoys the blissful haze of the early morning, drifting between being not fully awake but not quite asleep.

The dreaded alarm sounds again far too quickly and Dean carefully extracts himself from the tangle of your limbs.Rolling over, you push your hair out of your eyes and rub your eyes blearily.

“Want me to make you some coffee before you go?” you ask.

“No, baby, you get as much rest as you can while you still have the opportunity.” He leans over and kisses you gently on the forehead.  

“Love you,” you murmur contentedly before burrowing deep into the covers.

“You too.”

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realize o1 [namjoon & you]

Summary: After a tiny argument over not wanting to go home until everything is perfect, Namjoon snaps. He pretty much offended you about your fashion style and duty of work. You didn’t let it bother you so much, but just staying in silence had Namjoon taking off and saying it’s over. The two of you didn’t speak, call, or even look at each other for a while.

Little did he know that you had a secret hidden from him.

part two , part three

Originally posted by https-km

When you’ve fallen in a sweet and fluffy love, arguments will build up over tiny things.

Also, those tiny things can always turn out ugly, as the significant other of yours may be moody and might snap in an instant.

So when your significant other snaps, will you just leave it like that and try not to even work things out?

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Wizard World - KJ Apa Smut

Warning: swearing,smut,daddy kink, time jumps & fluff

A/N: The beginning up until you see the ^^ is all true. I actually met the Riverdale cast on June 3rd in Philly. The rest is just my imagination. 

Enjoy xx

Originally posted by alinok


Today was the day I never thought would happen. I showered and dressed myself ready for the day ahead of me. I found myself lucky to get tickets to Wizard World in Philadelphia and meet my fave KJ Apa. It was hard to get here since it took me 15hrs by bus from Toronto. 

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Admirer-CrankGameplays Imagine

Requested: Nope

Plot: Ethan has a crush on Y/N and during a stream he can’t help but smile as he watches them. Also, the chat can’t help but notice.

Warnings: None, just fluff

Paring: Ethan x NonGendered!Reader

Word Count: 947

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Another Tom Holland Imagine.

This has no official title. I almost posted it on my main blog, though. So:

Title: I Almost Posted This On My Main Blog (unofficially)

Pairing: Tom Holland/reader

Words: 1,640

Warnings: Mild swearing, fluff city.

Summary: You had a bad day at work, and Tom vows to turn your mood around.

Notes: Imagine the worst possible day you could have at your job. That’s what kind of day you have in this story.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I really loved your fic recs based on Harry's album. Do you have any for mitam? (I'm feeling really nostalgic for ot4 today :/ ) thank you so much!

Hey Angel

Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me? 

  • Pull Me Under : AU. As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career, it helps that Louis Tomlinson is in a long-term, committed relationship. Even if that relationship is fake. (Featuring Niall as Louis’ favourite teammate, Liam as Louis’ agent, and Zayn as Liam’s boyfriend, who just happens to be good friends with one Harry Styles.)

Drag Me Down

If I didn’t have you there would be nothing left
The shell of a man who could never be his best

Perfect

And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I’m perfect 

  • Unbelievers : It’s Louis’ senior year, and he’s dead set on doing it right. However, along with his pair of cleats, a healthy dose of sarcasm and his ridiculous best friend, he’s also got a complicated family, a terrifyingly uncertain future, and a mortal enemy making his life just that much worse. Mortal enemies “with benefits” was not exactly the plan.

Infinity

All I ever wanted was the truth,
How many nights have you wished someone would stay? 

  • Into The BlueAU. In which Louis is Harry’s scuba instructor and quite happy to provide the requested special treatment, pun fully intended. It can’t be all that difficult to convince Harry that they’re on the same page, right? Also, Niall and Liam may or may not be dating, and Zayn is surrounded by emotionally stunted idiots. He bears it with dignity.

End of the Day

If there’s something I’ve learnt from a million mistakes
You’re the one that I want at the end of the day

  • Relief Next To Me : AU. What happens when a baker and a graphic designer meet via a very specific Craigslist post? Fate, friendship, food, and maybe more.

If I Could Fly

I’ve got scars, even though they can’t always be seen
And pain gets hard, but now you’re here and I don’t feel a thing

  • Butterfly GunHarry has never been much of a fighter, but—as always—where Louis Tomlinson is concerned, a lot of things stop being true.1940’s AU. Even after six years apart, they can’t forget their shared wartime childhood.

Long Way Down

I try to forgive you,
But I struggle ‘cause I don’t know how

  • Wear It Like A Crown : AU. As part of a team of fixers hired to handle a gay scandal in Buckingham Palace, Louis expects Prince Harry to be a lot of things—most notably a royally spoilt brat. Never mind that the very same Prince Harry used to star in quite a number of Louis’ teenage fantasies.

Never Enough

I don’t need my love
You can take it, you can take it, take it 

  • Hiding Place : Louis never wanted a soulmate, didn’t really care for the whole Bonding thing at all, really. Enter Harry Styles, who’s wanted to be Bonded for as long as he could remember. With one fateful meeting in an X Factor bathroom, Louis gets a dagger on his arm and the realization that just because Harry is his soulmate doesn’t mean it’s mutual.From the X Factor house to Madison Square Garden, from the Fountain Studios stage to stadiums across the world, Louis has to learn to love without losing himself completely, because someday his best friend will Bond to someone and replace Louis as the center of his universe. 

Olivia 

Just thinking how I went about it wrong
This isn’t the stain of a red wine, I’m bleeding love

  • Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can’t LoseAmerican Uni AU. Harry Styles is a frat boy football star from the wealthy Styles Family athletic dynasty. A celebrity among football fans, he knows how to play, he knows how to party, and he knows how to fuck (all of which is well known among his legion of admirers).Louis Tomlinson is a student and an athlete, but his similarities to Harry end there. Intelligent, focused, independent, and completely uninterested in Harry’s charms, Louis is an anomaly in a world ruled by football. A bet about the pair, who might be more similar than they originally thought, brings them together. Shakespeare, ballet, Disney, football, library chats, running, accidental spooning, Daredevil and Domino’s Pizza all blend into one big friendship Frappucino, but who will win in the end?

What A Feeling

Everybody needs someone around
But I can’t hold you too close now

  • Where Your Heart IsLouis is ready for his brand new adventure. So what if he suffers from a genetic condition that prevents him from being touched? College is going to be awesome. It has to. Karma kind of owes him right now. Forget about his overprotective mother, or Liam– his entirely too chipper step brother– or his mess of a roommate. Forget about the gloves he has to wear at all times. He’s here to expand his knowledge, write and drown himself in books – No matter how distracting ‘Hallway Boy’ may be– The obnoxious, flirty frat wannabe determined to become the bane of Louis’ existence.

Love You Goodbye

It’s inevitable everything that’s good comes to an end
It’s impossible to know if after this we can still be friends 

  • Pinkies Never Lie : AU in which Louis hates his job and loves Harry, Harry just wants a distraction, everyone else wants them to get their shit together, and Louis learns the hard way that new beginnings are only possible when something ends.

I Want to Write You a Song

Everything I need I get from you
Givin’ back is all I wanna do

  • Wild and UnrulyHarry is a cowboy sitting on the biggest oil reservoir in Wyoming, and Louis is the paralegal assigned to pressure him into selling his land.

History

You and me got a whole lot of history 
So don’t let it go, we can make some more, we can live forever

  • Perfect Storm : What do you do when your best friend asks you and your (now) ex to be the best men at his destination wedding? You can either tell him the truth, tell him you’re not together anymore, and deal with the consequences, or you can pretend you’re still together and roll with it, just pray you don’t spiral. Fake it ‘til you make it. You know, for the sake of the wedding.Harry and Louis choose the latter.
Spelling Fights

Originally posted by elennemigo

Word Count: 1,816

Authors: Deka & Ale

Warning: None, just fluffiness

Pairing: Benedict Cumberbatch x Wife!Reader

Summary: The little fight between an American and a British couple

Credits to this video for the awesome interview: https://youtu.be/eX2M6Lf8WKc

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Can we stop treating Adrien’s character like he’s a delicate child?

It’s really concerning me how his character is handled, and it’s something I only touched briefly on before but I think this is something that really needs to be addressed, and that’s how this character is written to be far more delicate and breakable than he actually is in canon, and that he’s somehow incapable of doing wrong.

It just seems like lately people are confusing Adrien’s sweet and mellow personality for a docile, shy pushover, and exaggerating insecurities of his that he only ever displayed having in a mostly normal way that teenagers tend to. He looked at Marinette owning at Mechastrike and wished he was as awesome as her, and as silly and over dramatic as that was coming from a boy who’s room is lined with trophies in more than one area, I think everyone at one point has looked at someone else and aspired to be like them, maybe even felt a little inadequate in comparison. It’s perfectly normal. Beyond that, Adrien’s issues always dealt with feeling lonely and frustrated with his controlling father. But all of these issues he takes control of, you only need to look at how he signed himself up for school in order to break out of his dad’s confines and make his own friends.

Then there’s Chat Noir. 

I’m sorry, but no one acts like Chat Noir does and has no self esteem; I’d say he even has it in leaps and bounds, he’d have to to flirt and posture the way he does constantly. I think it goes without saying that being Chat Noir was only ever Adrien’s chance to let loose and act carefree, which is hard when he has to keep a more put-together image up for his very controlling dad. And I would consider his entire run as Chat Noir so far as an act of rebellion, defying all the caution and restrictions that surrounded him for a time. He’s taken his life in his own hands because he was capable of doing so, and none of that reads to me like a character who needs coddling by the fandom or people within the fan artist/fan author’s universe. Comforting the character is one thing, treating him like a delicate flower that needs constant praise, who’s feelings need to be considered above everything else less he breaks is another. 

Which leads me, as ever, to Marinette/Ladybug, and how she’s treated in consequence of Adrien’s babying. 

Marinette/Ladybug is capable of being a jerk to him, according to fandom, and it’s a loved trope. Either Ladybug’s being rude and inconsiderate of Chat Noir or she’s berating herself for not thinking of him first and always. That last bit in particular is something in fanworks I’m increasingly having an issue with. It manifests in different ways, a common way being Chat revealing to Ladybug a little of his home-life to her, causing immense guilt on her part as if there’s anything she could have done about something she previously had no clue about. It puts an unbelievable amount of pressure on her to reveal her identity when she’s not suppose to be doing that, and making her out to be an inconsiderate partner for not ever considering his feelings.

This all comes back to Adrien’s treatment as fandom’s child who needs constant coddling and needs to be put first; being capable of showing disrespect or causing harm in any way is hardly ever considered for him because of that. 

But Copycat exists. 

Fandom keeps missing what a jealous, possessive brat Adrien is capable of being, because this aspect of his personality has been lost in the veil of pure innocence that’s been put over him. I have to ask though, how many forgot he lied to Theo about being in a relationship with Ladybug? And then never owned up to it? Because for all everyone acts like he’s a pure ray of sunshine, particularly one that would never mistreat Ladybug/Marinette and is always considerate of her, that was a slimy thing to do to her. That isn’t to say Adrien is a Grade A jerk because of his actions in that episode, but it does show a far less innocent aspect of his character that’s rarely explored because everyone’s too focused on babying him. 

Ultimately, Adrien is a very strong person, he’d have to be to live in the conditions he does and continue to be as sweet as he is. He rebelled against his dad in big ways, like being a superhero and going to school, and smaller ways, such as shaming his dad the entire episode of Jackady. The insecurities about himself as a person are minor and normal, hardly something that cripples him to the point where anything other than praise/ comforting words would break him, and to continue to treat him like this porcelain doll is a great disservice to his strength of character and forces other characters to walk on eggshells around him or come off as unfairly rude and inconsiderate. 

The Interview

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AU: You are an interviewer and are about to interview one of your favorite bands.. twenty one pilots and Josh finds you really intriguing.

Josh Dun x Fem!Reader

WARNINGS: None

A/N: don’t make fun of the questions I made up please!!! I am by no means an interviewer and I tried my best. I’m not too proud of this fic, I just had this cute little idea, and if you think it needs a part 2, let me know!!

The day had come. The day you were finally going to interview twenty øne piløts. You were freaking out, and really excited at the same time. You had a huge crush on Josh and had always been inspired by Tyler, and you were determined to make their interview amazing. You had prepared two sets of questions. One set being a silly, fun interview, and the other being a serious interview. You planned on asking the boys which interview they preferred, since they do interviews all day and get asked a lot of the same stuff. You also had questions specific to each boy, making sure not to leave anyone out.

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Fondness//Jaehyun Scenario

Title: Fondness//Jaehyun Scenario

Word Count: 5040

Request: (@tamtamloveschanyeol) Nct 127 is placed on a collab stage with you and Jaehyun knows you have a crush on him and he finds it adorable how you’re nervous and all and turns out he likes you too omg I’m blushing thinking about this :3

A/N: So as you can see by the word count, I kind of way a bit crazy with this one? I know its not amazing, but I did my best to follow the request in a nice way! Also, Y/N’s group members are all people in JYP, but they’re not in a group together, they’re just the first names I thought of! Anyways, thank you so much for this request and I’m sorry it took me so long to post it (btw sorry if the end is a bit cheesy)! If you guys like it, please feel free to check out my masterlists and request fake texts or scenarios for any of the 4 groups I write for! Thank you so much, and enjoy! 

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You feel your palms begin to sweat as you and the rest of your group members await the news of which group you will be participating in a collab stage with. The girl group you debuted in about a year ago under JYP Entertainment has been growing in popularity ever since the name was first announced, so it was no surprise when you were contacted by an entertainment network and asked to participate in a collab stage for the upcoming award show. Since you guys were still rookies, you and your three other members couldn’t help but feel extremely nervous about performing with another group. The door opens, breaking you out of your thoughts. You and your members immediately turn to the excited face of your manager.

“So girls, I’ve just received word from the entertainment company, and you’ll be performing with SM Entertainment’s rookie boy group Nct 127!” Your manager says with a smile. The beating of your heart increased rapidly as soon as you heard the name. Everyone knows how talented and highly looked upon SM groups are, and the fact that you would be performing with their new rookie group is terrifying. Especially when you yourself are such a big fan of the group.

“You guys know of them, right?” Your manager asks once you are all past your initial shock.

“Know of them? We love them! Especially, Y/N!” One of the members of your group says smirking at you.

“Lovely! You guys will be meeting up with them later today to discuss the expectations that need to be met for your stage together.” Your manager says, before leaving you four girls alone in the room. 

Your best friend in the group, Jimin, immediately runs over and pulls you out of your seat. “Y/N! I can’t believe we’re doing a collab stage with your favorite boy group! How does this even happen?”

“I have no idea, but I think I’m going to be sick.” You say, already feeling the butterflies exploding in your stomach.

“What why? Shouldn’t you be excited?” Yerin, another one of your group members, asks concerned. 

“I am excited! But I just know i’m going to act super nervous and be all  embarrassing around them!”

“Awe come on Y/N, no you won’t! You have such a great personality! Just be yourself and I’m sure they’ll love you!”

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The red from your hands shocks you, as you look down and realize just how tightly you were gripping them. You, Jimin, Yerin, and Somi have just arrived at the SM building, and you couldn’t be more nervous. Your manager leads the way, as the four of you whisper amongst yourselves over what the boys will be like.

“I can’t wait to meet them! I hope they’re nice!” Somi, the groups maknae says optimistically.

“I’m sure they will be.” Yerin replies, staying back to talk to her more, leaving you and Jimin together.

“Y/N you really shouldn’t be this nervous! I’m sure they’ll like you! And if worst comes to worst, it’s just a collab stage!” Jimin says, wrapping her arm around you comfortingly.

“I know, but I just can’t help it. They’re my favorite group, and this is such an amazing opportunity. I don’t wanna mess it up because I can’t get my feels in check!” You laugh, trying to calm down.

“You won’t. Now just take a deep breath, and let’s do this.”

Your heart sounds like a drum as your manager knocks on the door of the Nct 127 boys. The door is opened by an older man, who you all assume to be the boys manager. A few words are shared and suddenly you’re welcomed in and met with the stares of the 9 Nct 127 boys. The floor becomes your line of sight as you try your hardest not to make eye contact with anyone. Sensing your nerves, Jimin discreetly reaches over and rubs your arm quick. 

“Girls, these are the Nct boys you will be doing a collaboration stage with. Together, you guys will cover and dance to the song given by the network. Now since there are nine guys and only four girls, the four of you will alternate dance partners throughout the performance while the rest of the guys will dance in the background. Now listen closely, because these are the boys you will be alternating with. Somi, you will be with Mark and Haechan. Yerin, you will be with Taeil and Winwin. Jimin, you will be with Doyoung and Yuta, And Y/N since it’s and odd number and you’re our main vocalist, you’ll be with the last three members, Jaehyun, Johnny, and Taeyong. We’re not going to be doing any practicing today, today is just going to be for getting to know your dance partners.”

You look and Jimin and practically beg for her help with your eyes because you feel as if you’re going to explode. Of course you just so happened to get paired with not only three members, but your bias. You have absolutely no idea how you’re gonna pull yourself together in front of Jaehyun, but you know you have to do it for the sake of your group.

“Girls, if you don’t mind, please just do a quick introduction so the boys know which one of you to approach.” Their manager says.

Yerin, the leader of your group, quickly takes the lead and starts off the introduction. “Hi, I’m Yerin, the leader of the group.” Jimin introduces herself next, then Somi, and before you know it, you’re up next. “Hi i’m Y/N, the main vocalist of the group.”

“Ok great! Boys, please go to your respective partners and get to know them the best you can. You should be comfortable with each other in order to create the best performance you can.” Nct’s manager finishes.

The first to approach you is Johnny, which isn’t surprising to you since he is known for how friendly he is. “Hi Y/N, I’m Johnny. I’m actually a huge fan of your group and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I hope that we’ll perform well together!” Johnny bows, and you immediately return it. “It’s so nice to meet you! I’m actually a big fan of you guys too.” You smile nervously, hoping that he can’t tell. 

However, before Johnny has a chance to reply, Jaehyun says, “Oh really? That’s awesome! It’s a pleasure to meet you Y/N, I’m Nct 127′s Jaehyun.” The beating of your heart increases so much, you feel as if you’re going to explode. Jaehyun, the idol you have a crush on, is right in front of you introducing himself to you. You somehow gather the strength to bow and greet him back. 

“It’s a pleasure to meet you too!” You reply, cringing slightly at how much excitement was present in your voice. Silently praying that he didn’t notice, you look back up at him to see a slight smirk present on his lips. However, once again he is unable to reply because the three of you are approached by Taeyong. 

“Hi Y/N, I’m Nct 127′s leader Taeyong! We are very excited to be given the honor of doing a collaboration stage with your group!” He says with his perfect leader smile, and you swear you almost swoon. 

“Same here! I’m sure we’re going to have an amazing time working together!” You reply with as much confidence as you can muster. 

“I agree! So, why don’t we go sit down somewhere so that the four of us can talk for a bit and get comfortable with each other?” Taeyong asks, immediately taking the lead, which you are extremely thankful for. No wonder all of his fans call him the best leader. The three of you follow Taeyong to the final open corner of the tiny practice room and sit in a little circle.

“Ok, why does this feel like we’re introducing ourselves in kindergarten or something?” Johnny says immediately, before awkward tension can arise. You laugh at his statement and reply, “Yeah you’re right! Let’s try not to be awkward with each other so that we can perform the best stage possible!” 

“Well, we already know a lot about each other, so why don’t you tell us about you Y/N?” Taeyong asks, looking over at you sincerely.

Sitting in this tiny circle with three of the perfect nct 127 boys looking at you immediately ignites your nerves again.

“Don’t worry Y/N! You don’t have to be nervous around us! We don’t bite I promise!” Jaehyun says with almost a smirk, and you then understand that he could tell how nervous you were when he arrived before.

Taking a deep breath and giving yourself a little inner mind pep talk, you start to talk a little bit about yourself. “Well, I’ve loved singing and dancing ever since I was little, and my family and friends always told me I should audition for an idol company. So, I auditioned for JYP around two years ago, and was lucky enough to debut after only training for a year! It was a little tough at first because of my speaking English, but my best friend, Jimin, helped me through a lot since she also speaks it. My group members and I are thankfully very close too, so so far it’s been such an incredible experience, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else, with anyone else.” You finish with a smile, hoping that you didn’t sound stupid with such a bland answer.

“That’s cool! I’m from Chicago, so I’m also fluent in English!” Johnny says with a smile, and you automatically smile back as if you didn’t already know that about him.

“That’s awesome! I’ve always thought it’d be cool to visit Chicago sometime!” You respond politely.

“And I lived in America for four years, so I know a bit of English myself!” Jaehyun says with his breathtaking smile, and you’re honestly surprised you don’t faint.

Before you get to respond, your manager calls out and says that it’s time for you girls to leave because you have a schedule. 

“Awe, well that wasn’t very long at all.” Taeyong says, with what you think is the cutest pout you’ve ever seen.

“Yeah I know.” You say with a pout of your own. 

“How about we exchange numbers so we get to know each other a bit more before our first practice tomorrow? We can make a groupchat or something!” Johnny suggests. All four of you agree, so you give Johnny your number to create the chat, and say your goodbyes. 

“Well, it was really nice to meet you guys, and I can’t wait to get to know you better and create an amazing performance!” You say standing up and bowing.

“Same with you Y/N! Johnny will make the group chat and we will text as soon as possible ok!” Taeyong smiles at you. 

“Sounds good! See you all tomorrow!” You smile with your cheeks at a burning temperature. 

You scurry off to the rest of your group, and little did you know, Jaehyun was watching you nervously race back to your friends and thinking to himself how adorable you were. 

As soon as you get into the car, the four of you start telling stories about the members they were paired with. 

“Mark and Haechan were super nice! It was cool because they’re not too much older than me AND Mark’s from Canada too!” Somi says happily.

“Taeil and Winwin were very sweet too! Taeil was very kind and Winwin was just adorable! I have no idea how it’s possible for a grown guy to be adorable, but it is!” Yerin says laughing.

“Yuta and Doyoung were very cute! They bicker a lot, but it’s just funny bickering. Yuta is also a bit of a flirt, but it’s nothing too crazy. What about you Y/N?” Jimin smirks, immediately putting all of the attention on you.

“I honestly think I held myself together pretty well! Johnny and Jaehyun both speak English, so that’s awesome! And Taeyong was so sweet! Although, I’m pretty sure Jaehyun noticed how nervous I was around him.” You say with an embarrassed smile. 

“What do you mean Y/N? I was actually going to say that Jaehyun looked a little bit interested in you!” Jimin says with yet another smirk.

“Um, you’re totally just saying that because you know he’s my bias. What about you with your flirty boy Yuta?” Your refute, without being able to hide your cheeks going red yet again.

“You and I both know that that’s just his personality. But come on Y/N, Jaehyun looked totally smitten with you! Would I ever lie to you?” Jimin asks you jokingly serious. 

“Yes!” You reply laughing.

“Fine, whatever you say. Just keep an eye out tomorrow ok?” Jimin says, actually serious this time. 

“Ok, whatever you say!” Playfully rolling your eyes. Right at that moment, your texting notification noise begins to go off.

“Whose that?” Jimin asks curiously leaning out of her seat to look over at your phone. You both look down to see a number that isn’t saved to your phone put you in a group chat with another two numbers.

Jimin reads the text aloud before you get a chance to. “’Hey Y/N this is Johnny, and the other two numbers are Taeyong and Jaehyun! Let us know when you’re done with your schedule and we can chat later!’ Oh my gosh Y/N! You exchanged numbers and didn’t tell me!” Jimin says, holding her heart playfully and feigning hurt.

“What?? Y/N got their numbers already? Wow they must really like you!” Somi says with a smile, while your face keeps getting closer and closer to reaching the color of a tomato. 

“Y/N! You have to respond! What are you gonna say??” Yerin says leaning in along with the other girls to the point where they’re all huddled over your phone.

“I’m not gonna answer yet, I’ll answer when we finish our schedule!” You say, quickly putting your phone away. 

“Ok whatever! But don’t keep Jaehyun waiting too long!” Jimin winks.

“It’s all of them! Not just Jaehyun!” You say crossing your arms humorously.

“Whatever!” Jimin says with a smile, finally going back to her seat.

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Before you know it, it’s the next morning and you and your group members are already on your way to the first practice with the Nct boys. You feel at bit more at ease, since you actually ended up texting in the groupchat with Johnny, Taeyong, and Jaehyun for a long time. However, even though you feel calm around the other guys now, speaking to Jaehyun for an extended period of time has only enhanced your feelings for him. You really hope that the practice will go smoothly and that Jaehyun won’t be able to figure out your crush. 

You and the girls arrive at SM building and are immediately whisked into the practice room. As soon as you walk in, Johnny comes over to greet you and leads you over to sit with him, Taeyong, and Jaehyun. You four chat a little bit, but not much is said before the two choreographers enter the room.

“So to start off, we’re going to show you all the entire dance. Then we will separate into groups quickly to learn the basic steps, and then put you all together to dance with your partners.”

You all nod in understanding as you watch the two dancers get into place. Your stomach instantly starts doing flips as you see how sensual the dance is. The two dancers bodies flow together with ease, almost never disconnecting from each other. You clearly see all of the emotion and desire needed to make this song look perfect. Knowing that you’re going to have to do this with three guys from your favorite group makes you extremely nervous. The two finish up showing the dance and everyone claps.

“So now I’m sure you can see why we needed you to be comfortable with your dance partners, since this is a pretty intimate dance. Before we put you all together though, the girls will come with me and the boys will go to him to learn the basic steps!” The lady choreographer says, signaling you four girls over. Jimin, being your best friend, quickly catches on to your nerves over the dance number. She pulls you over and whispers, “It’ll be fine! Don’t worry!”

The basic steps of the dance are learned super fast, and now your being put into positions. You learn that you are going to be dancing the majority of the dance with Jaehyun, which you don’t know whether to take as good or bad news. You want to get to know him better, but you really don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of him. 

“Ok everyone, please get into the starting position we taught you, so we can try running it.” The choreographer says.

Jaehyun comes up behind you and wraps his arms around your waist, gently pulling you into his chest. You lift you hand to lay lightly against his cheek as you wait for the music to start. Both of your hearts are beating heavily, despite the music not having started yet. Jaehyun sneaks a look down at you in his arms and can’t help letting out a little smile. He finds your crush on him so adorable, and he knows he gonna have a lot of fun with it. After what seems like hours but was merely seconds, the music starts and you and Jaehyun begin to dance together. It may sound cliche, but with the music playing in the background and Jaehyun’s hands on your waist, it felt as if you were the only two in the room. The moment was short lived though, as Jaehyun was quickly switched with Taeyong, who was then switched with Johnny, and then switched again. After dancing with the three of them you were able to tell what experienced dancers they were; although, the only one to make you feel something was Jaehyun. It was as if you could feel the sensual tension coming from the song when you two danced together. 

“That was amazing guys! I can’t believe how quickly you were able to pick it up! Now that we have the steps down, it’s essential that we work on mood, atmosphere, and expression. As I was watching you all, Jaehyun and Y/N really seemed to be in the mood of the song, so I wanted to give props to them! Hopefully as we move forward, the rest of you will be able to get lost in the feeling of the song too. Let’s run it again!” The choreographer finishes, making a blush blossom on your cheeks. 

Had you and Jaehyun really stood out that much? Was it the both of you into it or was it just you? However, before you could answer your own questions, Jaehyun was pulling you into his chest again and whispering in your ear, “Great job dancing before, it sounds like we seem to have a bit of chemistry together.” He smirks and backs away from you ear and you swear you feel your heart skip a beat. You’re at a loss for words, but luckily the music starts up again before you get a chance to respond. What did he mean chemistry? Does he like you too? Or was he just being a flirt? Or does did he mean it a different way entirely? Jaehyun continued to be flirty with you for the rest of the practice, and you really felt like you were going to explode. Where did he get all of this confidence from? I mean he could know you like him, but how would he know that? You only told the girls in your group, and they wouldn’t tell, would they?Nonetheless, by the end of the practice your face was just bright red from the amount you had blushed during the dance. Johnny and Taeyong seemed to be noticing though, because at one point Johnny even asked if you were feeling ok.

When the choreographers finally announced the ending of practice, you ran over to your things in a hurry, not wanting to experience any more embarrassment for the day. Jaehyun, however, noticed how out of it you were because of his flirting. It made him feel all warm inside knowing that he was the one to get you so flustered, and he honestly couldn’t find anyone more adorable. Going out a limb, Jaehyun decided he would push you one step further before you went home for the day. While you were talking to Jimin, about to tell her what went on with you and Jaehyun, Jaehyun comes up next to and wraps his arm around your shoulder, pulling you into his side.

“You’re seriously such an amazing dancer Y/N! I’m so happy that I was chosen to your partner!” He says with a smile. Before you’re able to respond, he discreetly whispers in your ear, “The feeling of my arms wrapped around your waist was amazing too”. You almost choke on air as soon as he says that, and again before you can respond, he let’s go and goes to meet up with his band members innocently.

“I’ll talk to you later Y/N, and see you tomorrow!” He says, and you swear you see him give you a quick wink. You put on the most normal smile you can muster, grab Jimin’s arm, and run to the car.

“Y/N! I told you Jaehyun likes you!” Jimin says excitedly.

“I’m so embarrassed oh my gosh! He was flirting with me the hold time and I just stood there and blushed like an idiot!” You say, holding you face in your hands.

“Guys like it when they can make a girl blush! He probably thought it was cute!” Jimin says. “And what did he whisper to you before we left?!”

“You saw that?” You ask, looking up out of your hands even more embarrassed. 

“Yes I saw that! What did he say? You have to tell me I’m your best friend!” Jimin pleads.

“It was just somethingabouthimlikinghishandsaroundmywaist” you whisper super quick.

“Ok I have no idea what you just said, please say it properly.” She says sternly.

“Ok… he told me he liked the feeling of his arms around my waist…” You said, burying your face in your hands yet again.

“HE WHAT?! OH MY GOSH Y/N!” Jimin basically screams getting the attention of your other two group memebers.

“What happened?” Yerin questions, clearly confused as to why Jimin is screaming.

“Jaehyun whispered to Y/N that he likes the feeling of his hands around her waist!” Jimin squeals, along with the two other girls in the car.

“Oh my gosh really?! He totally likes you!” Somi says excitedly. 

“I don’t know… I was so shocked when he said that I didn’t even have time to respond!” You reply.

“Y/N that’s so cute! He’s treating you like this and it’s only the second day? Just imagine how the rest of this is gonna go!” Jimin says happily.

“He’s just being flirty! He probably doesn’t actually like me!” You say, hiding a smile.

~

Practices with the Nct boys become a daily occurrence for the next two weeks, and before you know it, its the day of the performance. You and Jaehyun have been flirting ever since the first day. Jaehyun’s advances have become much more direct and you have become more confident. You, Jaehyun, Johnny, and Taeyong text in your little group chat daily, and have even hung out outside of practices. You know you guys know this dance like the back of your hands; however, you can’t help but feel nervous. What happens after the performance? Are you groups going to remain friends? Or was it all just an act? You sigh, walking up to the side of backstage you’ll be entering from. Suddenly, two arms wrap around your waist and pull you into the warmth of their body, breaking you out of your thoughts. You don’t even have to turn around to know who it is, since being wrapped in his arms has basically been a daily thing for the past few weeks.

“Hey Jae!” You say with a smile, which you hope doesn’t show your nerves, but you can tell by the look on Jaehyun’s face it does.

“What’s wrong Y/N?” He asks, concerned.

“Oh, I’m just a little nervous, that’s all.” You reply almost shyly.

“Why would you be nervous?” He stops talking for a second to grab your shoulders and turn you towards him. “We all know this dance like the back of our hand, especially you! You’re gonna do incredible, I mean it.” He says with a smile. No matter how many times you see it, his smile never fails to make your heart race. You really hope this isn’t the last time you’ll get to see it.

“Thank you Jaehyun, for everything.” You reply sincerely. Instead of saying anything, Jaehyun pulls you from your position into a tight hug, and you swear you never want to leave this position for anything. If you could stay in Jaehyun’s arms for as long as possible, you’d be happy, and Jaehyun feels the same way.

Jaehyun places his cheek lightly on top of your head and smiles. He can’t believe how much his feelings have grown for you in the past few weeks. Holding you in his arms right now, he couldn’t be any happier. You and Jaehyun’s cute little moment is broken up by a smirking Johnny. 

“Hey guys, I hate to break up this little moment here, but I think we have to get ready to go on stage.” Johnny says walking further up to the side of the stage.

“Well I guess this is it!” You say, pulling out of the hug.

“Don’t worry Y/N, we got this. We’re going to be the best collab stage on this award show.” Jaehyun says. He intertwines his hand with yours and leads you onto the dark stage. Getting into position, he wraps his arms around your waist an pulls you into his chest, and you lay your land lightly against his cheek. The lights turn on and you’re met with a ton of people looking at all of you. The music begins, and you put on your best expression and start to dance.

~

“That was incredible!” You say, hugging your group members as you run off stage.

“Y/N you absolutely killed it!” Jimin says pulling you into another hug.

“Me?? What about you! You we’re incredible!” You say back hugging her even tighter.

The Nct guys come running in next and everyone starts hugging and congratulating each other. First, Johnny comes running at you with his arms open wide and pulls you into a giant hug. “Y/N we did amazing!” He says, with a huge smile on his face.

“I know! I’m so happy it went well! Thank you for being such a great partner and such a great friend!” You say, hugging him back.

“Awe Y/N, you’re too sweet! Same to you!” He says breaking the hug and smiling at you before going to find someone else to congratulate.

The next person to approach you is Taeyong, who also pulls you into a hug. “You did great Y/N! It was so much fun being your one of your partners, and I really hope we get to remain good friends after this.”

“Same here Tae! We can’t let the groupchat die!” You laugh, separating from him.

Last but not least, Jaehyun comes up to you and pulls you into what you think is the tightest hug of your life. “Y/N, I’m so proud of you! I’m so proud of us! We killed that stage!” 

“I know! I don’t know what i was so nervous!” You reply, leaning further into the warmth of his hug.

“Y/N, can I tell you something?” Jaehyun asks into your hair, while still hugging you.

“Of course.” You reply, immediately getting anxious.

“I know you like me.” As soon as the words leave his mouth your eyes widen and you go to pull out of the hug, but his arms keep you secure in your place. “Let me finish.” He says. “I know you like me, but I like you too. More than you like me probably.” 

“What?” You reply, shocked.

“The first day I met you, I thought you were completely adorable. We could all tell how nervous you were to meet us, and I thought it was so cute that you were actually a fan of our group. However, I’m pretty observant, and I was able to pick up on the fact that I made you a bit more nervous than the others did. At first I had no idea why, but then I realized that you had a crush on me. This made me so happy because before we met your group, I looked up a bunch of videos of you guys and quickly took a liking to you. So, I started flirting with you, and everyday we were together I started to like you more and more.” He sighs and finally releases you from his hold. 

“I really like you Y/N. And I don’t want us to stop talking because this stage is over. I actually want us to start talking more. I want to talk to you all the time, I want to go on little dates with you, I want to hang out at the dorms with you, I want to facetime with you! Ok, what I’m trying to say is, I want us to be together. So Y/N, would you be my girlfriend?”

You’re at such a loss for words after his speech that you just throw yourself into his arms and hug him again.

“I’ll take that as a yes?” Jaehyun smiles.

“Yes Jaehyun, I would absolutely love you to be you girlfriend.” You reply, relaxing into his hold as he wraps his arms around you again. Jaehyun places a kiss on top of your head and then relaxes his head on top of yours with a smile.

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Pretty. Odd.- Tyler Bate

This is my first try at actually putting one of these up. God, I hope it’s alright.
Tyler Bate x reader

@wwesmutdonedirtcheap (I said I’d tag you in it, hope you like it)

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Things are shaping up to be pretty odd. Little deaths in musical beds. So it seems I’m someone I’ve never met.

Y/N remembered the exact moment she decided she wanted to be a pro wrestler. She had been in the audience of an NXT taping in 2013 and one match in particular caught her attention. It had been a bout between Paige and Summer Rae. The fiery passion was evident between the raven haired Brit and the tall blonde, putting their all into every move they made. Paige came out with the victory but both had been excellent performers. Y/N was inspired, so much so that she began training a few months later.

It was around this time that she began to pay more attention to indie wrestling, PROGRESS quickly becoming a favourite of hers. She always wanted to go to one of their shows but could never save up enough money from her dead end job at the supermarket to get a ticket. When she finally managed, it was for the event titled “Chapter 44: Old Man Yells At Cloud” (why must they insist on the hilariously weird names?) The highlight of the evening was finally, FINALLY, being able to see British Strong Style in action. She had narrowly missed out on going to the UK Championship Tournament in Blackpool, a slight annoyance to her due to the fact that half of the people who trained with her has gone to witness history in the making, so having Pete, Trent and Tyler in front of her was almost too much to handle. Translation: Y/N was a mess by the end of the night. Despite their defeat, she was still elated by the three men who she so adored.

Now, Y/N wasn’t a huge name in the UK wrestling scene but she still had her name out there so people did hire her from time to time. However, when the call came about a little event entitled “Chapter 46: I Like To Chill Out Here And Shoot Some Dinosaurs”, she was a little shocked. The request was nothing massive, just a small promo to introduce herself to PROGRESS, and yet she was ecstatic! This could finally be her big break!

The night of the show brought a petrified feeling to the young woman; what if they didn’t like her? She had been so focused on working out what she was going to say that she hadn’t even pondered the possibility that it could all go horribly wrong; meaning that when the thought did finally hit her, it was at the worst possible time- minutes before she was to make an entrance. Panic ensued and Y/N was frantic, struggling to wrap her tape correctly and tugging at the ends of her hair as a coping mechanism (a failed coping mechanism, mind you.) Hearing some of the other wrestlers chuckling at her flailing form was not helping calm her mind. A hand grabbed one of hers and finished wrapping her hand up before moving on to the other. Had she been able to form a coherent sentence, Y/N would have gladly thanked the…. man, judging by the shape and size of the hand holding her arm, and most likely would have apologised for being a nuisance.

“Take your time when wrapping up, you’ll wrap it too tight if you rush like that. Would hate for you to lose the flow of blood to your hands, you wouldn’t be able to do much wrestling if they fell off.” Inwardly groaning, she raised her head to confirm that this was who she thought.

Moustache? Check!

Glasses? Check!

Adorable face? Check, Check, Check!

“Y/N, right? I’ve watched you on YouTube. You’re really good.” It was like someone had smacked her in the face with praise, she couldn’t help the blush flooding her face. Tyler Bate was complimenting her wrestling.

“Yeah, that’s me! I meant that’s my name not that I know I’m good. I mean, I know I’m good but I’m not boastful, you’re awesome! Big fan, big…fan…. I’ll shut up now.” Hey God? If you could kill me now, that’d be great! she thought, not able to control the words leaving her mouth. One thing she couldn’t deny was that she was an absolute oddball, stumbling constantly over her words, talking too fast, pushing the boundaries of what society views as sane. The universe couldn’t give her a day off just so she could talk to Tyler, of course not. Luckily for her, he just laughed and pushed his glasses up.

“Nervous? Don’t be. That may sound simple coming from me but trust me, I get nervous all the time. Nearly had a damn heart attack speaking to Triple H the first time I met him. You’ll do amazing, I’m certain.”

“If you say so. I have a reputation for being pretty odd so I’m hoping that doesn’t come through and ruin this for me all thanks to my massive mouth and the constant flow of ‘Panic! At The Disco’ lyrics going through my head instead of regular thoughts. I’m a pathetic mess,” she paused to take a breath before continuing to spew word vomit, “I’m probably bothering you but you’re too nice to say it. Happens all the time to me, I’m a walking, talking ball of annoying.”

Tyler didn’t seem to mind the ‘pathetic mess’ though, really showing his age with his smile. The moment soon came to an end as one of the guys backstage alerted Y/N that her music was about to hit. However, before he walked away, Tyler decided to make his move. “Trent, Pete and I are gonna grab something to eat after the show. Do you…want to join me- I mean, join us?“ By this point, he was as flustered as Y/N, blushing and scratching the back of his neck. Y/N nodded and kissed his cheek.


The promo went off with out a hitch and Y/N got to spend the rest of the show backstage, watching Moustache Mountain in their match. She got a few funny looks from the others in the back after they won; she squealed and flailed, looking mental in the process. After the show was over, the four wrestlers went to a restaurant (vegan friendly, of course), the experience allowed Y/N to see how each of BSS acted outside of the ring.

Trent loved to laugh, relishing in each and every joke that left the lips of his three companions that evening. He was extremely friendly to her, giving her advice on wrestling when she asked, and he gave her his phone number, saying that she shouldn’t hesitate to call or text him for anything, even just to chat. Peter was laidback. Though he would never admit it, he appreciated the company of his, albeit few, friends. He wasn’t short of stories to tell either, whether they were about British Strong Style or someone like Sami Callihan. And Tyler…well, he was just as odd as Y/N was. She and Trent got a good laugh at watching him try and pick up an ice cube in his drink by sucking through a straw. He did that for about five minutes before giving up and returning to his food.

Come the end of the night, the four had returned to the hotel they were staying at, Tyler walking Y/N back to her room. Pete and Trent had already gone to theirs. They found themselves stood at the door to the room, silence falling between them.

“Thanks for inviting me out after the show, I really enjoyed myself. It’s kind of nice knowing that we all have stuff in common besides wrestling.” She laughed, watching as Tyler began to scratch the back of his neck again. He took a deep breath, “Would you like to go out again sometime? I mean, just you and me? If that’s alright with you, of course because the boys can come if not and I-” Y/N cut him off with a quick kiss. It was nothing extravagant, just a sweet, simple kiss, something that made them both smile. She laughed once more, “I must say, your moustache tickles.”

“You’re an oddball. I do like that, though.”

With a goodnight kiss, Y/N closed the door. What she didn’t realise was that on the other side, her moustached companion had the biggest smile on his face and was already beginning to search for restaurants on his phone. She received a text just before she fell asleep.

Goodnight, Oddball.

Yeah, this one was a keeper.