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best friend! Joshua

requested by anon: “could you do a joshua best friend au?”

  • you’ve known Joshua Hong for most of your life
  • went to the same school all the way into highschool
  • elementary, not much happened
  • probably just say hi and stuff like, “can i use that glue stick when you’re done” 
  • middle school came along and the two of you were officially in the 7th grade
  • you weren’t really the type of person to have a lot of close friends, maybe only a little over a handful
  • but you did have a lot of friends, made from your classmates and friends of friends 
  • because you never really had a problem having a fun and nice conversation with someone
  • Joshua was one of those friends, just the nice boy in your math and history class who actually knew all the states and their capital 
  • until your history teacher decided your class wasn’t allowed to choose their own partners anymore and chose them herself
  • “Y/n and Joshua, you guys have ‘Causes of The Civil War’ ” 
  • so as you gave up your seat for someone else, you scooted into the now empty desk next to Joshua
  • “hey Joshuaa, so what do you want to do first”
  • “hmm we can look at the text book first” 
  • the whole project had some class time available to work on it but was expected to be worked on at home
  • “do you want to do a powerpoint then?” he asks 
  • “yeah! what’s your number so I can send you the links and stuff” 
  • so you guys finished your project a day early and got an A of course
  • and the conversations should’ve died there or something 
  • except when you had to sit next to each other for presentations he leaned over and looked at the paper on your desk 
  • “you like Naruto?” 
  • you look down at you rough doodle of Naruto’s face and grinned
  • “yeah do you??” 
  • so that’s how the two of you became close because later that night, you texted him ranting about the latest episode  
  • and the conversation went on to other animes
  • then somehow led to whether you finished your essay
  • then to which flavor of ice cream was best
  • the two of you, probably the most unlikely friends ever
  • the nice, quiet boy who hung out with his group of guy friends 
  • and the social butterfly who pretty much talked to everyone,
  • and now him
  • highschool came around and you watched as he taught himself guitar
  • and joined choir 
  • “what the freak Josh why am i just finding out you have such a nice voice, it’s not fair” 
  • “oh,” he laughs as you poke his shoulder over and over again at lunch, “sorry my bad”
  • even though you and Joshua had many different classes and were involved in different groups, the two of you never failed to hang out
  • one of the these times being towards the end of highschool, where you went to this annual Korean festival together
  • “look i wanna go there! there’s fried fishcake” you saying tilting your head towards the stand and proceeding to tug on his arm
  • “hold on please!” 
  • the both of you pause and turn to around to face a foreign voice
  • your eyes meet a Korean man, who’s facing Joshua
  • “do you know what kpop is?” 
  • he continues to explain how he’s a manager for Pledis Entertainment and scouting for trainees, then asked Joshua if he wanted to join
  • “ah can i please think about it?” he says, while you just look at them back and forth
  • the guy hands him is contact information and gives him a couple days to decide
  • “JOSH!” you squeal, even though you didn’t really understand the situation much, but you understood something, “you could go be a singer!”
  • “i know i know, but can i do it? live in another country? how do i even know..” he trails off nervously
  • you grab his shoulders and look him in the eye,
  • “Joshua Hong. I know you kay, you finna spend the rest of your life regretting it, and i know how much you want this okay. What do i always say?” you stare at him pointedly
  • “if life gives you ramen you take it and eat every last bit,” he says, a smiling forming on his face
  • “right!” you say laughing
  • so for the next two or so years, you guys always stayed in touch
  • without fail, you guys would at least text every other day
  • and when he debuted, he sent you tickets to his showcase with the backstage tickets 
  • so what other thing is there to do besides go
  • and be extra af 
  • so of course you went disguised as a fan 
  • with a baseball hat with seventeen written across 
  • and a giant neon poster with ‘JOSHUA HONG’ written across 
  • and a bright orange t-shirt with the derpiest Joshua face you could find from Seventeen TV 
  • and let’s not forget the gift you prepared him 
  • you almost lose your voice from all the screaming you did but whatever it’s worth it 
  • and when it’s over, you go backstage
  •  and basically tackle Joshua, proudly 
  • “JOSH YOU MOTHER FREAKING DEBUTED” you scream loudly 
  • “Y/N WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?” he exclaims holding his laugh in poorly 
  • svt crowds around you dying of laughter from your outfit 
  • the two of you catch up on everything and you end up pretty much being the last friend or family backstage 
  • with the other members screaming excitedly around you guys, you talk to them a bit 
  • “guess WHAT i gotchu a gift” you say wiggling your eyebrows at Joshua 
  • he laughs, still on a happy high, “what what, i have expectations" 
  • "oh TRUST me, this will be the best gift you’ve ever gotten" 
  • you hand him a gift bag 
  • as he pulls the tissue paper out, looking inside the bag, and immediately bursts out laughing
  • pulling the item out, the others are laughing and seal clapping 
  • "thanks for the matching shirt”
  • "anytime, now there’s more!!” you say winking 
  • he grabs the last thing from the bag and laughs, extremely amused
  • dropping the bag in surprise he holds the item to his face 
  • a water bottle with 'DRINK WATER NOT ALCOHOL’ printed on in big, bold, black letters 
  • “you’re gonna be dancing a lot so you need to stay hydrated!” you grin, winking excessively 
  • “ah you’re the best, seriously” he grins and pulls you into a hug 
  • fast forward 2 years or so later
  • your have your life together as best as you can for a college student, and find the time to attend his concert
  • like last time, nothing will ever compare to seeing Joshua and his group live
  • as you walk backstage, the more mature ish side of you doesn’t play jokes and engulfs him a tight hug
  • “you’ve made it so far” you say looking at him with tears in your eyes, ruffling his hair
  • “what is this you’ve turned soft?” he jokes ruffling your hair also
  • “college does that to a person i guess” you joke
  • the two of your haven’t seen each other in over two years after all
  • and with this limited amount of time you guys made the most of it
  • right before you have to leave, he tells you to wait 
  • so you settle down at the edge of the stage, where the two of you were, legs hanging off the sides
  • he comes jogging back over, a box in hand
  • “what is this? you already gave me a set of merch” you say laughing, accepting the box as he hands it to you
  • “a gift” he says, flashing his eye smile
  • you make a surprised sound,”hmm? what did i do, you already give me a bunch of free stuff” 
  • “aye we’re best friends, besides it’s nothing burdensome, promise” he claps his hands together and grins
  • you pretend to glare at his seriously, “imma hold you to that Hong” 
  • opening the box, that was clearly wrapped by a staff member or possibly Mingyu
  • you know your best friend after all
  • picking up the object, the first thing you register is it’s a really nice looking water bottle
  • well as nice as they get
  • you’re a pretty quick person so 0.1 seconds later you register the giant bolded words in your favorite color
  • ‘WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU RAMEN YOU TAKE IT AND EAT EVERY LAST BIT’
  • you stare at the bottle then turn at Joshua who’s looking at you excitedly
  • “wow i’m a freakin philosopher” 
  • “yah!” 
  • “just kidding~ i love it i’m going take it with me everywhere” you smile, wrapping an arm around his shoulder
  • “good and drink water-” 
  • “and alcohol because yes i’m definitely gonna fill it with vodka or something” you tease
  • “no no no you better not!” he says pretending you scold you
  • “ssshhh we’ll see” you smirk
  • “y/n l/n” 
  • “that’s me your bff dude” 
  • he doesn’t bother to try to further the conversation, knowing he’ll lose
  • and so the too of you sit there 
  • basking in the stadium lights and sipping on water not alcohol ;) 

Originally posted by syua

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anonymous asked:

*Comes out of the wood work* I have always felt there was something there on Tay's side. I think Hayley has been too consumed with what's his name to even entertain the thought of being with anybody else let alone one of her besties. Taylor on the otherhand reminds me of Nick Jonas and Hayley is Demi (long story) but is there video or pics of T & H kissing each other's cheek? That's a lil intimate act for two buddies imo lol

hayley legit started dating lol that guy right after josh like a few months barely… so i agree with what you’re saying tbh like t aside she’d never think about being with someone else. but no there’s no photos bc in 2014 it was after an interlude & 2015 it was backstage-ish but if you were in certain seats like balcony you could see it

also cheek kissing is pretty normal for friends. hayley is all about platonic intimacy so that’s pretty much what it is bc they so not just buddies but it’s still purely platonic but it ain’t that strange tbh