Request: Would it be weird if I now request for something similar but it’s just that it’s a werewolf au this time? _(:3」z)_ Thank you and I really love your work!! 💕
A/N: no it’s not weird at all hehe, like last time, i’ll only give a brief outline of what they’re like so request again if you want a more specific detail of a member and im sorry if this is bad, idk much about werewolves 😭
“Tony and the White Rabbit” - Digital Oil Painting
“No, Tim belongs to Pep. I should never be responsible for anything that requires actual food to live. But she got him because it’s important for my ‘therapy’ or something. Said it needed to be a ‘quiet’ animal. I asked for a snake. We got Tim the Bunny here instead. What did Bruce bring? Please tell me he has a snake. …A cat? Ugh, boring. I’m getting him a snake. …Don’t tell Pep.”
I think Tony said all the description I needed, LOL. Can you picture Pepper putting the rabbit in his hands when she decides he’s worked long enough and it’s time for a break? He has a love/hate relationship with Tim the Bunny.
Prompt: before ko turns into shsl despair, when they are in the academy. Maybe Chiaki invites Ko to go to a arcade with her?
A/N a very late birthday gift to my beloved friend @nanamemes-chiakiiz HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU WONDERFUL FRIEND!!!
Lucky Catch - komanami
“I truly am honored to have been invited to escort you when surely there are others more fitting. From the bottom of my heart, I am touched that you would choose me.” Komaeda declared with his widest of grins.
“You’re exaggerating. I just asked you out on a date.” Nanami replied more casually in contrast to his tone.
“Huh? Isn’t that what I just said?” He asked with childlike innocence.
Nanami blinked at his genuine ignorance. Even though it’s to be expected, she still isn’t quite used to the way he’d describe certain things but it’s not a bad thing. It’s confusing at times and more often than not, he’s fanatically optimistic when he’s not downright self-deprecating. His words are a bit of a mouthful and she’s not sure if she fully comprehends what he says but then she just looks at him. Komaeda’s smile is more than enough to tell her what he meant to in words.
“Well I guess if you say so.” She easily smiled back and took his hand, intertwining. “Let’s go?”
There’s a sparkle in his eyes as he gave her hand an affectionate squeeze. “Lead the way.”
It’s a date or at least it’s the closest thing to a date that Nanami could think of. She’d always wanted to try an actual date and ever since she resigned herself to the idea that Komaeda wouldn’t make the first move, not yet, she asked him out first. He almost turned her down though but only because he kept downplaying his worth. But it’s alright since he agreed in the end and she even managed to talk him into planning the second one. He was surprisingly easier to talk into a second date than a first. He said something about the probability of the first one being a success was guaranteed since her hope would surely overpower his bad luck. She’s not going to argue to that if it gets them a round two date.
She’s a bit inexperienced though or rather, she has no in real life experience at all when it comes to planning dates. Whenever she tried to prod for information from Komaeda, he’d simply reply that he’d be willing to go anywhere and he didn’t have any place he particularly favored. Nanami’s geographic knowledge on the other hand only extended to gaming places. He didn’t seem to mind and she was relieved that they were going to a comfort zone of hers. But just because this was her territory didn’t mean she didn’t think of his side.
She dragged him and gracefully weaved through the arcade until they stopped at their destination.
“A claw machine?” He stated more than asked. It wasn’t quite what he expected when she told him that they were going to have fun at the arcade.
A whole slew of them was lined up although this one was the largest of them. His eyes discreetly searched for the number of tokens needed and confirmed his suspicion that this was in fact the most expensive of them all. They could play ten games at the rate. He turned to her face which was beaming at the challenge in front of her.
“Me first.” Nanami said without so much a glance at him, her eyes already trained at the prize before her.
They already bought tokens beforehand and she slid ten of them into the machine. The claw moved with precision as she expertly held the analog stick with a determined grip. She flicked it ever so slightly, bit by bit, as she stared at the inside and changed her angle every now and then, correcting the alignment accordingly. Without warning, she pressed the button and she maneuvered through the obstacle of prizes as the claw descended. Until finally, it was able to hook onto a tiny loop which was connected to a huge dog stuffed toy. And just like that, she had easily won the most expensive prize in the game.
The plushie was ridiculously larger than her as she held it, both of her arms could hardly circle around all of it. With a proud grin on her face, she peeked through her prize and challenged him, “Now it’s player two’s turn.”
Komaeda was almost at a lost for words. Her talent never failed to astound him and just now he bore witness to the more unconventional applications of it and it blew his mind. She looked so happy over it too that he couldn’t help but smile back. “Alright, wish me luck.”
Contrary to Nanami’s controlled and calculated approach, Komaeda didn’t put too much effort into his. After all, he thought that he didn’t have the talent for it so why bother? He did wonder how his luck would affect the outcome. Claw machines involved some luck after getting past the mirrors and skills. He vaguely remembered reading somewhere how there was actually a mechanism involved that regulated the odds of winning. According to that, it would take a certain number of tries after a win before the next win happens. Since Nanami had just won before him, the chances of him winning anything was close to zero now.
It excited him all the more not knowing how he could possibly lose horribly in this.
The claw hovered his target, the best prize second to the already taken dog stuff toy, a bunny mascot character plush. He didn’t even hesitate when he pressed the button and the claw descended– past the bunny and into the bags of candies that surrounded it. Miraculously, one was caught by the edge and dangled precariously. It was a horrible consolation prize but it was better than none.
Except it was dropped as the claw shook on its way to the bin. The bag fell right on top of one of the heavier prizes which threw it off balance. It then toppled onto the divider which just so happened to have some screws loose. For a long moment, nothing happened. The tension in the air was palpable as the two stared on in anticipation. They thought that his luck was pushed far enough since there was no movement for a few minutes. They almost gave up as they took a step back. Somehow the miniscule tremor from that was enough to trigger the collapse of the divider and so all of the prizes came pouring out of the machine.
“Amazing!” Nanami voiced her awe in all her enthusiasm. “As expected of a pro!”
Komaeda laughed at yet another display of how powerful his luck was. “I guess my luck has its uses after all!” He had won everything with his luck.
And then lost them all because it was suspected as cheating.
“Ah, I knew my luck is the worst. To win everything only for me forfeit them all is truly devastating.” Komaeda said outside with a smile that was far too cheery despite his circumstance. “Well it’s not like I can complain. It was either go home empty-handed or you get banned too.” He chuckled at this.
In hindsight, they were lucky that they let her keep her prize at least.
“Did you have fun, Nanami?” He asked her as they walked towards the train station.
“Yes. Very much so!” She nodded happily. “They let us play lots of other games afterwards. But I still think the best part was the claw machine. Your luck was so amazing! I couldn’t beat it at all!”
“But if we count the actual prizes I took home, we’d count nothing so this should count as your victory.” He corrected her.
Nanami stopped in her tracks and turned towards him.
“You used to have a dog.” She started, her voice was distant but also partly muffled from the plushie she was holding on.
“You told me that you used to have a dog when you were a kid and that it made you happy.” She continued and it was hard to tell what kind of face she was making as she said this since the plushie obscured her head. “I know this isn’t enough to replace him. And this might not even be the same breed but…”
From one owner to another, the dog was passed on to him.
“Here.” She said with a heartfelt smile, it shone more prominently due to the blush that dusted her cheeks. “I want you to be happy.”
For a moment, Komaeda remembered to try and get her that bunny plushie for another date.
His arms encircled both the dog stuff toy and her as he let out a blissful sigh. “Thank you, Nanami. I truly am lucky.”
idk why anyone thinks it’s ooc for jay not to have told erin about this? i mean he’s not exactly in the habit of telling her things/opening up? this is the guy who cried in the locker room when his friend died because he didn’t want anyone to see him vulnerable, even though he had every right to be sad
i mean think back to
e: “i’m you partner, talk to me.” j: “you don’t wanna know.”
and then this episode
e: “anything you wanna talk about?” j: “nothing important.”
this is exactly the dynamic we’ve always had in their relationship - jay pushes for more, erin waits and prompts to allow people to open up on their own. she’s the one who helps people to help themselves. it was the same with nadia. erin still pushes but she just does it so much more subtly and i think that’s where the confusion here is. jay has never been the one to volunteer information about his past up just like that and this episode was no exception. he said it himself, he’s not proud of the person he was back then, and he probably didn’t want erin to run a mile when she found out he had been married - it was only short, and, considering erin’s general insecurity in their relationship, he was probably just scared because he’s never had to really lean on her before. i mean yes, she’s been there for him literally all the time, but he’s never willingly put himself in her hands like she has. she’s laid it all out in front of him and he found out a lot about her past with bunny and voight and charlie before they’d even started dating so that was a lot easier for her in some respects, but he’s never been so vulnerable around her before - save for in 3x17 and 4x05, but while he let her see that he was upset, he didn’t let her help him. i just don’t think he really trusts her yet, you know? he loves her, sure, but it takes a lot more than love to just spill your guts all over the floor in front of them and hope they help you pick them up.
i just think this is such an interesting angle to explore. they’re both naturally quite secretive, get-on-with-it kind of people, and now that erin’s been vulnerable and totally exposed in front of him, he’s gotta learn to trust her and lean on her and really open up to her.
it’s also really interesting because now we see the shift in who’s the most insecure. obviously, at first, it was erin, but she’s come so far - she was the first to say “i love you”, remember? - and i think part of that is down to jay fighting for her and proving to her that he loved her even with her crazy past and flaws. and what i want to see more than anything is her fighting for him now. he just needs to know that there’s nothing he can say about his past that will make her stop loving him
and ahhh sorry for the rant but i am so up for this storyline!!!!!! as long as it’s done right ugh pls dont let me down writers