Notes: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on a bit of a writing streak and I intend to ride it as much as possible. The next installment is going to be focused on our littlest pirate of all - Neddy and his baseball obsession. It’s going to be kinda sweet, kinda angsty and full of the usual snark. Anyway, here’s the beginning scene, which made me laugh a lot while I was writing it.
Somehow in their battle of television dominance, the remote went flying into the air. Both Beth and Wes scrabbled for it, but the winner was neither party. It landed only a few feet away from where Neddy was sitting. Though he was only seven, Neddy seemed to realize the significance and power the remote held, and seized it without a moment’s hesitation.
“Give it here, Neddy,” Wes commanded, holding out his hand and making an impatient motion.
“Bug, if you give me the remote, I will teach you how to kick ass with a sword,” Beth bribed.
Neddy looked between the two of them for a moment before meeting Killian’s eye over their shoulders. He was giving him an exasperated look that said, “see what I have to deal with.” Killian was struck by how much his youngest son looked like his long deceased older brother. His expression was pure Liam.
“The Yankees game is on in ten minutes,” Neddy said calmly.
“You’re not serious!” Wes exclaimed. “We watched the Yankees yesterday! No way we are doing baseball twice in a row. No, I’m invoking my right as the eldest in the room and we’re going to watch Top Gun.”
“We watch Top Gun like every week, Wes! Enough with the constant Tom Cruise! I missed Darkest Hour yesterday and there’s a rerun of the episode coming on soon!” Beth protested.
“The Yankees are on in eight minutes and they’re playing the Sox,” Neddy informed them in an increasingly impatient tone. “We’re watching the game. The Yankees are only one game ahead in the AL series. Plus there’s a new pitcher and he’s a leftie like me.”
“No way! Give it here, Bug, before I squash you!” Wes narrowed his eyes.
And that was Killian’s cue to fall back into parent mode. He could not have his fourteen-year old beat on his seven-year old. It just wasn’t a fair fight.
“No one is squashing or being squashed,” he said in a tired tone as he walked into the living room and gave them his best Dad stare. “You and Beth are acting like toddlers. Ned has the remote. He gets to choose. My word is final.”
Wes and Beth’s eyes bulged upon the realization that their father had witnessed their pitiful squabble while Neddy just grinned and changed the channel. He settled into the couch, short legs swinging in happiness as he watched the pre-game commentary. Killian had no sense of baseball. He had gotten a handle on football but baseball eluded him. It seemed incredibly dull and he was amazed his seven-year old had the patience to watch it.
“This better just be a phase,” Wes groaned, leaning back into the couch as well and putting his hands over his eyes.
“It is,” Killian reassured him, patting him on the shoulder. “It will be over soon. Just like how he was with the dinosaurs. I cannot tell you how many things you were into at that age. The things you liked changed with the wind. One moment it was Power Rangers and their dreadful costuming, the next it was Batman and you were constantly torturing your sister by making her Robin.”
“I see nothing has changed then,” Beth said, picking up her glass of lemonade off the coffee table and giving it a sip. “And by that, I mean both the torturing and the bad fashion choices.”
“I didn’t do anything that wasn’t sanctioned by the Geneva Convention,” Wes quipped back at her.
“Oh really? Ever heard of cruel and unusual punishment? The Constitution frowns upon that, you unlawful ass.”
“You know what should be unlawful?” Killian asked them casually. He barreled forward, not even waiting for a response. “Listening to the two of you argue day after day. I mean, you should be grateful. You’re family. You will have each other for the rest of your lives. No one is going to look after you like your siblings. Maybe you should try being kinder to one another.”
Both of them were quiet for a moment. The only sound that could be heard was the baseball announcer on the television screen who spoke with a profound Long Island accent.
“What’s the return policy on sisters?” Wes asked for a moment. “And if we can’t necessarily return her, is it possibly to swap her for someone else? Someone nicer and with less of a mouth? Like Ruthie?”
“I’m done,” Killian said finally, throwing his hands up and backing away. “I’m not going to stand here and listen to you both snip back and forth. I’m tired. I’m covered in dust. Harrison and Neal’s football game starts in an hour and a half. I don’t need this. Enjoy your batball, Neddy.”
“Baseball, Dad, baseball,” Neddy corrected while never taking his eyes off the screen. “Hey Wes, do you think I can be as good of a pitcher as Jordan Montgomery?”
[TRANS] ‘WINGS: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ - Suga Thanks To
I want to say thank you first to my family, who have been the motivation of my life.
Thank you so much to Bang Shihyuk PD-nim, Vice President Choi Yoojung, Director Yoon Seokjoon, Director Kim Shinkyu, Director Lee Hyuk, Director Chaeeun who always help us become a cool BTS. I’ll work hard with the same mindset as my debut days.
Hobeomie-hyung, Sejinie-hyung, Sungseokie-hyung, Jungilie-hyung, Yoonjae-hyung, Sunhakie, Kwangtaekie-hyung who always silently take care of us from behind, thank you and I love you!!
Bighit’s music team that worked really hard this time too, Pdogg-hyung, Dohyungie-hyung, Donghyukie, Joonsangie, Changwonie-hyung, Jooyoungie-hyung, Bosungie-hyung, Wooyoung-nim, you’re the top in Korea.
Sunghyunie-hyung, Hyunjoo-noona, Sunkyung-noona, Gabriel-hyung, teacher Sungdeuk who give Bangtan wonderful wings, thank you for give us really wonderful wings this time too.
People who help Bangtan every minute, every second, Woojung-noona, Surin-noona, Hyunji-noona, Bunhong-nim, Seolhee-noona, Joowon-nim, Jooyeon-nim, Joy-nim, team leader Heesun, Hayan-noona, Jinah-nim, Kyungjin-nim, Sunho-nim, Hyeyoung-nim, Iseul-noona, Nayeob-noona, Yoori-nim, Onnuri-nim, Hyekki-hyung, Eunjung-nim, Eunsang-nim, Junho-nim, team leader Jaedong, Jungwook-nim, Junsu-nim, Hyunmin-nim, Sunjung-noona, Mijung-noona, Seungwoo-nim, Yeonhee-nim, Hyewon-nim, Miryung-nim, Yeji-nim, thank you so much. Thanks to you BTS can carry on activities without any trouble. Sincerely thank you so much.
Head of Department Hajung, Hyeso-nim, Seoyeon-nim from the style team, thank you for giving us cool styling!
The best Hair & Makeup team, Head of Department Naejoo, Head of Department Dareum, Head of Department Jihye, Jinyoung-nim, Hyunah-nim, Seolji-nim, thank you for creating our images. Korea’s best video team, Director Lum, Director Hyunwoo, Director Sunwook, thank you for shooting cool videos for us this time too!!!
Our ARMYs who give us excessive love every album! Thank you so much and I love you. I’ll come to find you with cool music and cool performances.
Mahoushoujc requested Kuroken in traditional clothing (such as yukata, haori, etc.) And I figured, why not draw KuroKen enjoying the Summer festival in Yukatas?? I know, how original. But I liked the image of them sharing a candied apple ~ I hope they like it! (^▽^)
hi sorry i'm new to seventeen and i really like all of them except woozi?? idk he seems really rude and aloof. could you explain to me why so many people like him? sorry ^^;;
hello and welcome to the fandom!! and goodness okay I’ll try to do woozi justice best as I can! jihoon is literally the most important person in svt. they all have important parts to play but without him, we wouldn’t have any of the music that they give us. he writes, composes, produces. he’s the one that makes their music come to life and he’s the one who’s leading them in terms of musical direction. no woozi = no music = no kpop group seventeen. about “rude and aloof” bit, I think woozi’s more introverted compared to members like mingyu or seungkwan. he’ll tend to be more quiet and I think the reason why he may seem cold is because he tends to shoulder a lot of stress? I think he thinks about a lot of things at once (in t17p coups had to ask woozi about it during their heart to heart moment and jihoon ended up admitting that he feels the heavy weight of svt’s future on his shoulders? idk that could be why he may seem aloof to you?) but hey I feel like he’s actually a really sensitive person on the inside I just can’t really remember the moments to prove it ;; imo jihoon’s just..more reserved but he cares very deeply about seventeen and his members it’s just that he may be less affectionate about it.
1. How long have you been stanning? 2. How did you get into BTS? 3. First impression? 4. Who is your bias? 5. Who is your bias wrecker? 6. Favorite reality show? 7. Which member caught your eye first? 8. How long did it take to memorize their names/faces? 9. First song you heard by them? 10. First MV seen of them? 11. Favorite Era? 12. What is your dream subunit? 13. Who is your favorite singer? 14. Who is your favorite dancer? 15. Who is your favorite rapper? 16. Which member would you want as a best friend? 17. Which member would you want as a brother? 18. Favorite song? 19. Favorite MV? 20. Favorite performance? 21. Favorite ship? 22. Dream collab with someone outside of BTS?
I’m seeing a lot of new Carats so to welcome them, I’ve made this~
1. How long have you been stanning SEVENTEEN? 2. How did you start stanning SEVENTEEN? 3. First impression of SEVENTEEN? 4. How long did it take to memorize names and faces? 5. Bias(es)? 6. Biaswrecker(s)? 7. Which member first caught you eye? 8. Which member did not turn out who you expected him to be? 9. First song heard by SEVENTEEN? 10. First MV seen by SEVENTEEN? 11. Vocal, Hip Hop, or Performance Team? 12. Have you had any dreams about SEVENTEEN? 13. What concept would you like to see SEVENTEEN try? 14. What hair color would you want to see on a certain member? 15. Which members do you think look better with their hair up? 16. Have you seen SEVENTEEN live? 17. Which member do you think is the most “boyfriend material”? 18. If every member were hanging off a cliff, who would you save first? 19. Which member do you think is the most savage?