hi!!!!! can I please request for a minhyun college au? I am addicted to your writing (･´з`･) thank you in advance xxx
for nu’est ive decided it’d be cool to make them all medical students!! so consider it residency-college!au LOL~
specialty: minhyun is doing his residency in dermatology
is known as the “pretty boy” of the unit and other residents are always joking that patients favor him because,,,,,,,,well one he has gorgeous skin,,,,,,,but everything else about him is literally just as gorgeous
is really sweet and tries his best to be polite,,,,,,even if taking another 10 hour shift is literally going to Kill Him,,,,,minhyun just smiles and is like : ) it’s fine : ) im fine
his superiors like him the most and their favoritism shows because guess who doesn’t get yelled out for taking a five minute snack break? it’s minhyun
but even though he comes off so mannered and mature,,,,,he has a lil nerdy side,,,,,like his phone background is always his cute niece and him but one day someone noticed that his lock screen was literally a screenshot from the transformers movie,,,,,,,like,,,,,,,,,
everyone keeps asking if he’s dating and minhyun is just like,,,,i,,,,,d,,dating?!?!?!?! and they’re like oh my god you have the face and you’re telling us you haven’t used it yet
and minhyun is like ?!?! i use it everyday to eat, to read - and everyone is like oh jesus no that’s nOT WHat we MEANT
but if anyone as much as dares to try to do ‘corrupt’ minhyun (as dongho affectionately refers to it) minhyun just turns pink and bites his lips and is like i!! don’t know anything about that,,,,,
boy is already in residency and sometimes if a patient get too close he has to excuse himself,,,,,,,soft boy
speaking of dongho and the rest of nu’est they all do residency in the same hospital so every now and then they’ll meet up to eat lunch outside
and everyone swoons because they’re the ~visual residents~ a group of goodlooking guys in white doctors coats,,,,,,what a dREAM
and then dongho gets crumbs all over his scrubs and minhyun is like come here i need to clean it - don’t you dare run from me- come bacK
is really good at his job though, so much so that people are like he doesn’t even need to do residency he knows sO MUCh
graduated at the top of his class in med school, still studies as diligently as before, literally takes notes on e v e r y t h i n g the doctors say
jr jokes that when minhyun opens his own dermatology clinic he should give all of them face lifts but minhyun is like,,,,,,,,im not doing that im doing immunodermatology wanna hear what i learned about leprosy-
jr: i gtg rn i was just trying to make a joke i am so sorry
anyway you also work in the hospital,,,,,but not as a resident or anything you’re actually in the tech department
and you know about minhyun because how can you not,,,,,but also,,,,,,,,he’s called the tech department like a minimum of twenty times a week because for some reason he’s super smart
but takes like ten years to type in a patients chart notes and he’s always getting a bit confused with the hospitals interface
and you,,,,,,,dont mind being the one called to help him i mean like have you /SEEN/ him
just standing beside him is like basking in the sunlights glow and u dont mind. not one bit. tbh u r not gonna like lie when u see a call from the dermatology dept u basically fight people for the phone
buuuuut you also know that it’s a one sided kinda thing,,,because minhyun could have anyone,,,,,,,literally
u can tell from the fact that his lab coats pockets are always full of candy, letters, and more that both patients and staff give him and yeah it makes ur heart sink a bit but like,,,,
whatever the short moment where you get to stand beside him at the desk and tell him (for the 15th time) how to reset the scheduling system works like,,,,,it’s enough
which is why when you get called down again, minhyun voice sounding apologetic over the phone u cheerily tell him it’s no problem - you’ll be right down to see what happened
but since the elevator is taking too long u decide to go down the stairs where,,,,you hear voices echoing as you get closer to the floor ur supposed to meet minhyun on
and???? they sound familiar,,,,,one is obviously dongho’s,,,,,and the other???? minhyun?
and u stop your steps,,,listening to their echoing words
“are you going to ask them? minhyun it’s been two weeks since you decided to say something and you’re still putting it off.”
“,,,,,what if they don’t like me-”
“NO OFFENSE BUT THATS NOT POSSIBLE”
you blink,,,,wondering if you’re hearing another voice,,,,,and it is,,,,this one belongs to another resident. ren
“minhyun, seriously you’re handsome. i dont say that a lot. but ur handsome. very handsome. look at me minhyun does it look like i would lie.”
and finally,,,,the calmest voice of the bunch belong to jr: “you should go for it. i think they like you too.”
and you’re not sure what else they say because the door opens and a couple of nurses rush by you, their footsteps making noise
and in your head you’re wondering,,,,,,who is it that minhyun likes,,,,,,,
but not wanting to get lost in your thoughts you rush down coming out into the dermatology dept and seeing minhyun leaning against the wall near the elevators.
you pat his shoulder,,making him jump a bit and the both of you breaking into blushing apologizes but then he mumbles that he’s pretty sure something is going on with the vital monitor
and you go inside the room to check it out
and as you’re doing your work,,,,you don’t notice minhyun bite his lip,,,,shy eyes trying to avoid your figure in the center of the room
quietly fidgeting with his name tag pinned to his collar
and when you turn, smile on your face “done! it just got unhooked-”
“are you free,,,,,on sunday?”
minhyun’s sudden question catches you off guard and you’re like w-what?? and he’s like,,,,,,,, “i-,,,,i have a shift,,,,but i can- it ends at 8 so i could take u to dinner,,,,,maybe,,,,,-”
minhyun,,,,with all his pretty features and polite personality cannot seem to stutter out a date invitation
but,,,,you also cant believe ur ears???? the person minhyun liked?????was you???
and you’re like “d-don’t you not have many free days? you should rest-”
“it’s ok! i want to,,,,,spend it with you.”
there’s something of a shy smile on his face,,,,but his eyes are nervous and you’re always feeling your palms sweat
because god u really want to say yes,,,,the happiness in your stomach is turning to butterflies,,,,,but you also know that minhyun should rest
so you go “ok,,,,,but how about we do something simple,,,,like watch a movie at my place?”
and minhyun almost turns cherry red at the mention of coming over and he refuses,,,,,saying it’d be un-gentlemen-y of him but ur just like pleassse it’s fine
safe to say you guys do have that date at your place but you purposly pick a boring movie so minhyun falls asleep fifteen minutes in and you let the tired med student sleep soundly on your shoulder as you do your own thing
and ofc when he wakes up minhyun is a mess of “im sorrys” and “im not a creep i promise” but u just laugh and tell him it’s ok,,,,,it was a perfect first date because u were able to see him rest
which honestly just makes minhyun’s heart flutter even more about you,,,,,on the way home he texts ren and is like “i think they’re an angel,,,,,,,”
dating med student!minhyun is slow at first because he’s surprisingly shy about pda or skinship,,,,,to the point where when he first holds ur hand he has to let go 5 minutes later and be like “its not that i dont want to,,,its just,,,,,my hand got sweat and i didnt want u to think thats gross-” and u had to grab his hand back and be like idc if its sweaty i want to hold it forever, minhyun once he gets more comfortable has a habit for always dusting off your uniform or tucking strands of your hair back because he thinks u look cute when ur all neat and whatnot, tbh dongho and jr tell minhyun it might be a lil weird but u like it,,,its minhyun’s personality so u accept it, since he works super long hours u dont really get to see each other often but minhyun really likes it when u text him what ur doing after work esp if u include pictures, at first he’d just be like oh! cool :D or looks yummy! but as you two get closer he’ll kinda be a little sappy saying things like even your silhouette is pretty or i wish i could be beside you right now, a constant struggle is showing people photos of you and minhyun together looking cute in the hospital lobby doing peace signs and ur like that’s my boyfriend! and people are like no no no thats a celebrity honey and ur like,,,no,,,,,no he’s my bf,,,,,,,basically people r just really shocked because minhyun’s visuals are no joke, whenever someone confesses to minhyun whether it’s a patient or a staff he gets all embarrassed but also secretly reaLLY likes saying he has a significant other that he is head over heels for, ren makes fun of him so much for it he imitates his voice and calls out ur name and is like head !!! oveR HEELs~~~!! and minhyun is like pLEASE and ren is just kiss kiss love love u two are sooooo corny, on an anniversary minhyun had work but he sent you a video of him playing on the piano and singing your favorite love song and it legitimately made you tear up, does this thing where when he gets really really tired he’ll never admit it but one kiss from you makes it feel like he can take on the WORLD, an exchange resident named aaron comes to visit and minhyun introduces you to him and is like he’s my bff and aaron is just like “so what base have you and minhyun reac-oK FINE I WONT ASK”, those rare times where residents get more than a day off minhyun always insists on doing the absolute most for you and sometimes you have to literally argue with him to let you do something because he works so hard you want to support him and make it easy, you cooked for him once and you can’t tell if him telling you he LOVED it was fake or real,,,,,,,you guys got matching sweaters from the nu’est boys as a gift and they’re bright pink and corny and minhyun refuses to wear them until you giggled and put it on and minhyun melts for anything you do so he was like ok FINE, surprised you once by pulling you into a storage closet at the hospital and letting a hand slip up your shirt and you were like minhyun?? ?against his neck and he,,,,,couldn’t keep it up you felt his cheeks go hot and he was a stuttering mess like ten minutes in but he was also like i just,,,i really wanted you i dont know what came over me ,,,,,WHAT A FREAKING CUTIE AMIRIGHT THO,,,,promises that once he is done with residency he’s going to get a good job and take you on vacation for never leaving his side through the hardest years of his life and you just kiss his nose and tell him not to worry about it,,,,,but seriously the only thing on minhyun’s mind sometimes (which he finds fascinating) is how much he really rEALLY wants to make you happy,,,,,,,,,,he wants a future,,,,with you
TBH seeing your fanart of older lance reminded me of an idea of an alternate universe I guess that's been running thought my mind lately. In it, the garrison is a military organization and as a result like all of the paladins are military personnel one way or another, and every time I imagined Lance (as a sniper of course, what else) I would imagine him in a pretty similar way to how you illustrated him. So yeah seeing that fanart was pretty cool lol.
GOLLY Im glad my older lance looks like how you imagine sniper lance because HECK THATS SO COOL THAT I HAD TO DRAW IT
then i was thinking about how everyone else fit in??? like pidge would be tech and infiltration and hunk heavy artilary and AAAAA
“Can you write a Draco x reader fic where they hate each other and Draco is always teasing her when they walk by each other. Everyone else ships it,but they deny it because they both ‘hate’ each other” -anon
word count: ~1300 (i got it this time yall)
a/n: POSTING TWICE IN A NIGHT BC I LOVE YALL and i was in a writing mood. this was so fun to write like i wrote it in roughly 30 mins. ahhh?????!!! i knocked 2 requests out in one fic bc im cool ™ like that and also it fits together so well????? i love draco ahh he so fine anyway enjoy thanks for requesting
3: “am i supposed to be scared of you?”
131: “i swear if you weren’t so attractive, i’d have punched you in the face nine times by now.”
Daveed Diggs x Reader (I was feeling inspired okay?)
Also I first saw this through another fic, so if anyone knows who it is please let me know so I can give them credit. Thanks!
“And I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our lovely Y/N! Happy eighteenth birthday, and all the best wished towards you to help you find that soulmate of yours. They will certainly be a lucky person!” your cousin Matthew shouted in the ballroom.
A resounding applause came from everyone in the room and you sat there blushing. You never knew what to do in these situations.
“Thank you,” you said, nodding your head.
The music struck back up again, and you decided to get up and dance.
Tonight was the night of your eighteenth birthday in 1774 and the day that would now stop aging until you met the person that you would spend the rest of your life with.
You hoped that they would find you soon. You didn’t want to just be alone for a long time.
The party continued even as you made your way to the garden in the back of the manor. You made your way through the roses, going over to the fountain.
You sat on the edge and looked at the moon.
‘Please find me soon. I love you already.’
“Lin, I already told you this. Please shut up,” your groaned as your friend kept rambling on about ideas for his new musical.
About Alexander Hamilton.
He had first met you when he was still in high school, you had come in to talk to his history class.
He had been fascinated by you, and ever since then you had gotten along splendidly. His family treated you like their own, and you were often asked to babysit for him.
You didn’t mind, it was nice. But sometimes he wouldn’t leave you alone. Like now.
He had just started producing his new play Hamilton, and he wanted everything to be perfect.
You didn’t blame him, but with him calling at three in the morning was getting annoying.
Right now he was asking about costumes, and he thought that you could add your expertise. But you were exhausted right now.
“Lin, i’m going to bed. I’ll be back in New York in three days and I’ll come and see you at the theater. We can talk then.”
He huffed but you knew that he would relent now.
“Alright alright. I’ll see you then. Goodnight!”
You put your phone down and got back up out of bed. You went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror.
You started at your face. A face that looked 18 years old but in fact was 251 years old.
Would you ever find your soulmate? It had been so long, you were just announced to be the oldest person on the plant.
‘Well, back to bed for me.’
“Y/N! You made it!” Lin cried as he fought through the crowd of cast. He wrapped you in a big hug.
You laughed and hugged him back.
“I brought a bunch of old trunks with clothes that I still own. I thought that you might want to use them for inspiration. You can’t use the actual ones however.”
A smile crossed his face as he cheered.
“Thank you so much!”
“I’ll need some help bringing them up, but please be careful, they’re very important to me.”
He nodded and relayed that info to some others that went to get your stuff. You went down with them, watching them as they took it all up stairs.
“I think that’s all of the,” Lin said as he came up to you.
“Thanks Lin. I’m going to send a quick email and then I’ll come up and meet you.”
He nodded and left, yourself getting on your phone.
Finishing up your business you started to go up the stairs, but you found yourself tripping on the last step.
You braced for a fall, but instead of the cold ground you were met by a pair of strong arms.
Sparks exploded, and your chest started glowing, the second part of the soulmate bond. The two of you froze, not knowing what to do.
You picked yourself up and the man released you. You turned around to look at your soulmate, and there he was.
Daveed Diggs, the man playing Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette. Your soulmate.
How crazy was that.
“Holy shit,” he said. You giggled.
“Is that all you have to say?” you shot back. He smiled at you.
“Why do we have to say anything?” He mused, coming closer to you. His face was only an inch from yours. You felt yourself feeling hot.
He took your breath away.
You stared into each other’s eyes, before your lips met in a fiery kiss. It was wonderful. After being 18 for 243 years, this was everything you could have imagined.
As you broke apart he stared at you lovingly. He was holding you in his arms again.
“I do have a question for you,” he said. “How long have you been 18? It’s been five years for me.”
“I’ve totally got you beat.”
“What do you mean?”
“I’ve looked like this for 243 years.”
His mouth dropped open.
“Well fuck,” he whispered, sending you into a fit of laughter. “How old does that make you then?”
“251,” you replied as you recovered from laughing.
EDIT: Ok so I was hoping that I guess i didn’t have to explain this but the reason they’re laughing at ‘51′ is because Hamilton wrote 51 essays. Cool? Cool.
Me, coming into Season 3:
More Lance!! But with meaningful character development, exploration of his insecurities, and the opportunity to be a large role of support for the whole team! And Keith, growing as a leader, learning from his mistakes with the help of his friends.... And Paladin Allura!! And Shiro coming back!
Voltron Season 3:
*visibly taking notes* Got it, got it, and...got it! Anything else? Maybe some really nice Space Ranger Partner(TM) bonding moments? A really cool female galra fighting team? Allura going through major character development and becoming one of the most badass members of the team?
Me, actually crying:
Woah, woah..there buddy, wait a minute, I can’t keep up... oh my god.
How was week one of Being Besties with Bill Gates? There's probably some kind of confidentiality agreement, but how's it in general? Cool job? Rad place? Chill dorks? (I didn't even know Microsoft was in Boston, I assumed you were going to Silicon Valley, so also welcome to my town, Beantown, best town~)
Ah, it’s been a good first week!
Fun stuff though! There’s no set work hours. People come in when they want and leave when they want. Of course they gotta do it responsibly. If someone leaves early they’re probably gonna do some work from home, and like if there’s a meeting they gotta be around for it. But like literally no one is on your ass about where you are. In general I aim to be around for like 10am-5pm but I’m free to mess with that. Tuesday I did 10am-7:15pm. Yesterday I did 9:15am-4pm. Wednesday I was putting on makeup in the morning and my aunt got me this lipstick I was trying out and I very stupidly forgot lipstick takes like a fucking makeup removal army to get off so I spent like 15 panicked minutes in the morning getting it off and so I got in at like 10:10am but I wasnt “late” because like I technically dont need to be in at 10. I like that.
Other fun stuff is they got free beverages in the fridge–sodas and water and stuff. I’ve got like four bottles of “Hint Of” water on my desk. And a snack cart came around on Thursday with like chips and nuts and sodas and beer. Straight up beer. I took a soda but like. I coulda grabbed a beer off the cart and they’d have been like “alright cool”. And yesterday they brought in like 3985 donuts because it was Donut Day?? Legit it was on my calendar as a meeting “Donut Day, floor 15 cafeteria”. Everyone just kept going back to the kitchen throughout the day to get more donuts.
Also we’re like 15 feet away from the MIT campus (I swear about 40% of my coworkers are MIT graduates) so there’s a ton of college campus-y shit around. Including this food place called Clover which is all vegetarian sandwiches and im????? ready to die????? and haunt that place as a ghost for the rest of eternity in case i never get to try everything on the menu.
So I work in Cambridge but my apartment is in Boston. Downside–it’s about like a 30 minute commute. Upside, I get to cross this dang bridge.
This is my view walking home. It’s good????
Also we had an “intern event” on Wednesday where they took us interns to dinner and then to an improv comedy show. And I love nerdy ass comp sci majors because everyone was awkward when we first met up, like in a relaxing way like “hey we’re standing in a circle and personally I don’t know what to say but hey neither does anyone else! cool! im not the socially inept one!!” And the improv show was hilarious and we got ice cream after at this place with wild-ass flavors like I got “goat cheese honey almond” as a flavor, what the hell.
Let’s see also my apartment is nice! It’s fully furnished with like a couch and dishes and cookware and I got TWO tvs I hardly need one tv??? I watched the SU special on A Real TV so that was something. And there’s this tiny ass gym with two treadmills on floor 2 but frankly thats entirely good enough for me i can watch all the damn anime i want there and nothing can stop me.
Okay this is lengthy, but also I’ve got two college friends who live near Boston who are visiting today in like half an hour. We’re gonna do nerd stuff then later tonight I’m gonna get caught up on BNHA and it’ll be A+++
TL:DR - the work looks p intimidating but also literally everything else is swanky as fuck
Ok so YES I love the long distance internet friends au but consider! Long distance wrong number au
honestly anon, thank you so much for this tonight.
i took long distance and made it loooooong distance to the point where it probably doesn’t make sense, but ~~suspension of disbelief~~
texts between adrien and the mystery person (wow i wonder who) are in italics because theyre in french. also i didnt want to bother anyone so ‘numéro inconnu’ is from google translate so im sorry for….that
finally i tried to streamline how i do texts for this just because the way i do texts is usually a lot clunkier? so it looks more like wanna chat but isnt in like….the contact names are still what the other person would see? like when it says pretty boy thats ninos contact name for adrien and—
frick just tell me if its too confusing and tell me how to fix it im really tired
2:51 PM unknown number: Did this work????? unknown number: a;slkdfjadj its me btw unknown number: I mean duh its me who else would it be unknown number: If you screenshot this conversation al I swear to go d Ill kill you
Adrien squints at his phone. Not only does he not know this number, but the text are in French. That’s…unusual. He thinks that it’s a lucky coincidence that his father is from France and insisted he learned the language before replying.
sports: does performances with the uni’s ballet ensemble.
clubs: doesn’t have time because he does field work with the peace corps + volunteers at an children’s hospital
dino is basically the campus little brother. every upperclassman adores him
everyone from the seniors in the social work major who give dino their old notes from classes like ‘society & mental health’ to the dance majors who ruffle his hair when he’s running around the practice room trying to find where he left his duffel bag from ballet practice
everyone just really really likes him and feel like they have to take care of him even when dino is like “don’t spoil me!! im an adult in college after all~” like everyone can’t help but just be like,,,,you’re so young,,,,so much to learn,,,,,stay safe
but it is also because dino is really sweet and hardworking. he’s at the top of all his classes and takes his schoolwork seriously
he wants to work with children when he grows up, specifically with children who have suffered abuse and he wants to be able to show them that there are things in the world that can help them cope and that they can excel at - he wants people who may have been hurt and reduced to nothing to know that nothing in the world can take away the talent locked inside of them
that’s why dino doesn’t only work hard in all his classes, he does his best to pursue what he’s talented in aside from social work and that’s dance!
originally he had thought of doing modern dance as his minor, but something about the discipline of ballet really enchanted him
since he considers that his parents and his life in general has always been loving and lenient with him - he wanted to challenge himself with ballet
and the first semester damn near KILLED HIM because good god who knew holding those positions could hurt that much
but slowly he’s become really good because he already has a history of dance and tbh he had taken the course just to see if it was worth it and now he’s made it his minor because he actually likes it a LOT
he’s a bit oblivious in a lot of things so dk and hoshi like playing lil pranks on him and jeonghan is always getting defensive over dino
like once hoshi had hidden dino’s ballet shoes and was pretending he didn’t know where dino could have left them but then he felt jeonghan’s dark aura activate and with the most stoic smile jeonghan was like “hoshi. give. my. son. his. shoes. back. or. this. is. your. last. day. on. earth.”
and hoshi damn near turned to dust under jeonghan’s gaze and when jeonghan got the shoes back he reverted back to the Soft person he is like “dino sweetie here you go(:” and dino was like gigfjs stop calling me sweetie im not a little kid and jeonghan was just like tehehe and hoshi was like DID NO ONE ELSE WITNESS HYUNG TRANSFORM INTO AN ACTUAL DEMON
but this obliviousness is really just because dino values truth over everything and he’s just a really good hearted person??? like that is why he’s so perfect for the social work major because you can see his genuine concern and he doesn’t hide his feelings at all
and like he’s so good at encouraging people like he’s always telling vernon how cool he thinks he is for playing violin or he tells mingyu that he’s totally gonna succeed in the business major
but his truthfulness is also….blunt
as in when jun tried to grow a goatee and dino was like “hyung. that’s ugly.” and jun was devastated for two weeks but dino was like “hyung. you know i can’t lie. it was horrific. disgusting. distur-” “aLRiGHt dino that’s ENOUGH”
all in all dino’s just an honest, hard-working, sometimes naive to the world around him college student
who is doing his best to read up on children’s psychology while doing stretches in the gym before ballet practice
and you’re not close with dino, you know him mostly because your part-time job is at the diner down the street from campus and you work the graveyard shift on the nights when you don’t have class in the morning
which also seems to be the nights when mingyu and minghao crave pancakes at midnight so they drag out everyone to go eat with them
everyone being dino and seungkwan because mingyu tries to get wonwoo to come and minghao tries to get jun to come but wonwoo is zzzzz and jun is not a pancakes kinda person
so the four boys always stop in on the thursday you work and it is relatively empty except for students there to pull all-nighters
and when you first saw them you were too busy with your own problems floating around in your head to notice if they were cute or not
but then when you were bringing over pancakes you overheard them talking
and one of them (seungkwan) goes “i might as well drop out, im not even good at my major. what’s the point?” and like you know it isn’t your business so you keep putting the plates down
and the other two are like “dude me too” or “aww don’t feel that way”
but then the seemingly youngest one of them all, shakes his head and goes “it is alright to feel that way, it should just encourage you to improve and get better. you can say what’s the point now, but as you grow - the point will become clear. especially if you put all your love into it.”
and you almost drop the syrup you’re holding because………you’re so used to the
pathetic ‘oh i want to quit too’ ‘oh im not good enough’ and the responses are always either agreeing or pitying
and then there’s this boy who tells his friend that it is ok to feel that way…..and maybe??? maybe deep down inside you’d been needing to hear that too since you had been doubting your own studies in the days prior
and like you’re frozen because you look over at the boy and you get so distracted that mingyu has to be like ??????? are you ok ???? and you snap out of it and mumble that you hope they enjoy the meal and you get out of there before you turn red
but the next week……all you can hear is that boys voice in your head
and you try hard to remember details of his face,,, the innocent brown eyes, the cute n wide nose, the warm smile,,,,,,,
to your surprise (and slightly to your happiness) you see him again with his friends the following thursday
and maybe it is a bit too obvious but you greet them and hand him the menu first and you hear one of them go “dino, remember not to get the strawberry pancakes again last time-”
and on your notepad, you quickly scribble his name: dino down and smile
and after that, a whole half a semester goes by how this group of friends comes in
and almost subconsciously you start giving dino free refills and asking the chef to slip an extra pancake into his order
and like the group gets to know you too, one day mingyu just flat out asks if you’re in the art major and you answer him whether it is yes or no and by this point you know all of them by name and they know you
but it isn’t anything past saying hello more casually before they order
until one night……..
dino comes in and he’s fiddling with something and then,……you see him put on a pair of glasses and you have to grip your notepad to your chest because he looks….?????!!!!!!!! so cute
and like you’re not going to lie to yourself anymore he has always come off as the cutest one to you from all your customers but…….with glasses??!?!?!
and you hear minghao say he looks like a librarian and mingyu says dino should borrow his roommate wonwoo’s big round glasses and do a detective konan cosplay
and they’re all laughing and dino is like “c’mon. i think they look good? my noona from ballet said i look cute”
and just as he says this you walk up to take the order and seungkwan grins and points to dino and then to you and he’s like
“Do you agree, does he look cute?”
and you’re caught so off-guard you just can’t stop to think before speaking so you just blurt out a slightly excited/embarrassed “yes!!!!” and dino kind of looks down quickly but the tips of his ears turn pink
and seungkwan’s smile grows even bigger and mingyu smirks up at you and minghao wiggles his eyebrows
and you’re like oh god i sounded too happy i messed up ok ok ok get yourself together
and dino is still looking down, twiddling with his fingers and mingyu just gives you a wolfish chuckle and is like “WELL I THINK ILL HAVE SOME CHOCLATE CHIP PANKCAKES WITH A SIDE OF LOV-”
and you’re like “CHOCLATE CHIP OK! COMING RIGHT UP!”
and you escape even though seungkwan is like “i would like to ord-” and you disappear into the kitchen where the staff are all like ??? why are you so red in the face???
and you’re like excuse me but could i possibly lock myself in the freezer for a bit
but you know you have to go out there and so you just put the ticket down and take a breath and go back
this time, dino has the glasses off and for some reason it hurts a little bit to have him not even look at you when he orders
but you put on a smile and when they’re done and you’re bringing back their change, dino and seungkwan are already out near the door and minghao is in the bathroom and mingyu is the one left and before you can just give him the money and leave
he grabs your wrist and he’s like “question, do you maybe like our little brother?”
and you’re like khsdgc,blgfew ….no excuse me…….
but you’ve never been good at lying and mingyu isn’t dense, he sees right trough it and he smiles again and you want to be like pls wipe that grin off your face
but it’s mingyu so you know that’s not happening
and he’s like “i think i can help you - will you let me?”
you’re not even really sure what he means by that but you nervously sneak a peek over to see dino laughing at something seungkwan said and how,,,,,how you really wouldn’t mind being able to see him laugh like that with you,,,,,
but you shake your head and you’re like “i- no- i don’t even know him-” and mingyu’s like “don’t be modest, we’ve been coming here for over two months and plus-”
he leans over and he’s like “dino brings you up sometimes.”
the thought makes your heart jolt and for a second you really consider it but in the end you’re like “don’t joke around he doesn’t even know my nam-”
and mingyu shrugs and he’s like “oh really? then let me tell you something. dino’s doing volunteering in the mornings on friday at an childrens hospital. we come over at midnight on thursdays right- technically shouldn’t he be sleeping in? he has to get up at 6 am. and yet, everytime i invite him to go to the diner - he’s always up for it.”
mingyu looks you in the eyes and grins
“believe me, he’s not doing it just to hang out with us.”
you look back at mingyu and then bite back your lip,,,,,if that’s true,,,, does that mean,,,,,,dino might be thinking about you,,,,, even when he’s not here?
the answer you find out late is yes but you turn to mingyu and you’re like “ok, ill accept your help”
mingyu claps his hands together and gets up to ruffle your hair and he’s like “see you next thrusday- be ready!”
the whole week leaves you on edge and all your friends are like is something up do you have an essay due??? a big test???? and you’re just too embarrassed to tell anyone about your crush and so you’re just like yep!!!!
you even see dino on campus outside the gym and you’re still so ???? about everything that you jump to hide behind someone you barely know and then end up having to apologize for doing that to them LOL
and then thursday rolls around and you look up at the clock; 11:56pm
and you’re taking steady breathes but you can barely hear a customer call your name of hear the host when she tells you to seat another couple of students
and you keep checking your hair and adjusting your uniform and you’re just like,,,,,,,,,why is the diners unfirom yellow yellow doesn’t compliment me at all
and then the door opens and you see the four familiar faces
mingyu sends you a secret thumbs up and you feel yourself sweat a bit when you come up to the table and hand out the menus and like ???? nothing out of the ordinary happens
nothing happens at all not even when they’ve ordered and the time ticks by and you’re wondering what mingyu’s plan is
until finally it is time to pay for the bill and as dino takes out his share, the other three are like ‘…….oh looks like we all forget our money’ and dino’s eyes widen and like tbh so do yours
and you’re both like “what”
and mingyu’s like “oh no … does that mean we have to stay behind and wash dishes to make up for it??? well….”
and then minghao chirps in like “let’s rock paper scissors and loser has to stay behind and do dishes to pay” and dino doesn’t joing because he’s like “i can pay for my half” but the other three are like “no no we came together, we have to pay together so get in on the game”
your eyes are dashing between all their four hands and dino and on the count of three ,,,,,
dino throws out rock and every other person puts out paper almost as if it was PLANNED (winkwink) and dino is like WHAT BUT I HAVE MONEY
and faster than you can comprehend, mingyu is pushing minghao and seungkwan out of the diner and you and dino are left there in complete disary
and then it clicks in your head,,,,mingyu,,,,,,,he told the others didn’t he???? THIS WAS HIS PLAN
and dino gets up and sighs sadly and he’s like “im sorry, i….i guess ill just do the dishes then?” and you’re like you feel so bad but also when you bring him to the back the host is like “go help him wash. ill wait tables since it’s dead in here anyways”
and that is how you end up with your sleeves rolled up beside dino washing dirty dishes in the huge sink in the back of the kitchen
and for the first ten minutes it is really REALLY AWKWARD
and you feel semi-horrible and then even worse when you remember that doesn’t dino have his volunteering tomorrow??
and so finally you sigh and you’re like “you can leave, the host won’t come back here to check ill clean alone.”
and dino is like “what?? no i could never leave this all on you. it’s my idiot hyungs fault-”
and you don’t think again and end up saying “go, you have to get up early right?” and dino stops and he’s like “huh? how do you know”
you’re like RIGHT HE DOESNT KNOW THAT I KNOW and you just stutter like “i-i-i-im guessing you have morning classes or something…..i don’t know….”
and dino just laughs and he’s like “not quite, i have to volunteer.” and you look at him from the side of your eye and you’re like ok time to try and initate conversation so you’re like “oh, where?” and he’s like a “a childrens hospital. people are always calling it my job but to me it really is a pleasure. i really like that my volunteering actually means something.”
and once again you find yourself enchanted with how,,,mature and truthful dino is with his opinion on things
and you’re like smiling to yourself because he’s just so sweet, working with children and not even complaining about this dishes just doing his best to get it done
and then suddenly you turn and you see dino has stopped and is looking at you and you’re like ????? is something wrong
and he just leans against the sink and he’s like “i know why all the hyungs forgot their money.”
and you freeze and you’re like,,,,,oh no,,,,he’s going to be so mad
and before you can think to lie and be like what?? you bow your head and mutter an apology
but instead of getting scolded or yelled at, dino just lets out a chuckle and,,,,,the warm sound makes you lift your head and he’s like
“wow, so they really did set me up?” and you’re like “wAIT YOU DIDNT KNOW” and dino’s like “nope, i was just saying it to see if it was maybe true but your response gives it away”
and you’re like whgirjfdasldfsd what,,,,,good you need to start thinking more
and dino is like “you were in on the prank too but here you are helping me clean.” but you just stop scrubbing a plate in your hand and you’re like “it wasn’t a prank.”
dino gives you a quizzical look and you’re like “……mingyu was trying to help me…” “help you?”
and you’re like GOD he really is oblivious,,,,,,,and you just don’t want to lie to him so you shyly look into the water and you’re like
“yeah he was helping me get closer to you, since i kind of….well you could say……have a crush on you….”
you can almost hear the gears in dino’s head turn and it’s painstaking because you just want him to tell you he has no interest so you can get this embarrassing turn of events over with
but instead he laughs and goes
“you could have just asked me out on a date, washing dishes together really isn’t the best way to get to know someone”
and you think your ears are tricking you. because did he just imply that he would have said yes if you asked him out and you just blink and stare at him
and dino is like “next time, just tell me. i know things go over my head but….”
and he takes the plate from your hands and wipes it down with a towel and turns back to look at you
“but…..i think you’re a little oblivious too - i mean, didn’t you see me stare?”
and you’re like what stare whEN and dino is like????? always when you were taking our orders down or when you were talking to others and you’re like really???
and dino nods and he’s like “the yellow uniform you have - it makes you so cute and bright, i couldn’t help myself” and you’re like gkhfdx this ugly mustard shirt,,,,,he thought it was cute????
and dino is like “i thought i gave myself away with the whole glasses thing, when you said i was cute - i was so happy i could barely look up my smile was so wide,,,,”
and somehow in that moment you and dino realize that you both hadn’t been noticing your subtle interest in each other
and somehow that makes the two of you burst out into giggles and it is so loud the chef has to shout for you two to keep it down
and in the end you really can’t believe it but it looks like mingyu DID help you out
and once you and dino are done w/ all the dishes it is the end of your shift and he walks you back to campus and in the cold he looks cute shoving his hands into his pockets and getting pink on the tip of his nose and when you finally reach campus you have to split ways but dino says that he promises that he’ll think of a better first date than washing dishes
and you guys exchange numbers and ,,,, as you hit the pillow in your dorm to go to sleep you close your eyes and all you can see is dino’s laughing, shining face
and it warms your heart, it really does
dino keeps his promise. your first date is to an indoor ice-skating rink and like,,,,,,dino has so much more energy and his balance is amazing and you’re like HOW and he’s like “im a dancer, it comes naturally” and you end up clinging onto him for dear life when he brings you to the center of the rink
and you’re like dino dino please do not drop me diNO and he’s chuckling and wrapping his arm around your waist
and you’d be blushing if it weren’t for the fact that you’re AFRAID
dino is such a sweetheart though, you go to get the two of you some hot cocoa and you come back to see him helping two young boys get their ice-skates on and then helping them walk onto the ice
and the parents are gushing over how nice your “boyfriend” is and you’re like oh my he’s not- but you just hide behind your cups like,,,,i wish he was tho,,,,,,
you grab a bite to eat after and dino, without even noticing it, asks you to feed him a piece of meat and you’re like dghflgsf does he not see how this could be couple-y
but no he doesn’t, he just wants food LOL
but by the end of the date, you’re exhausted but a good exhausted and dino even shyly asked to hold your hand on the train back to campus
and you both are in college but everything is innocent and pure-hearted
and dino doesn’t kiss you out of manners but you do kiss his cheek and dino returns to his dorm with literal hearts in his eyes
and those hearts stay in his eyes even when he shows up to ballet practice and the instructor is like “dino, why do you look like you’re day-dreaming????? make a straight face” and dino’s like !!! sorry but at the same time,,,,,,,,,,he can’t even think of anything but you
mingyu sees you and dino meeting up for lunch on the quad and he hugs you both from behind like “kids, time to thank me for making this beautiful love come true” and you and dino roll your eyes and mingyu’s like you both owe me
dino: “no you owe me because i was the one stuck washing dishes for three hours”
you: “yeah and you owe me because i had to wash them with him”
mingyu: “but i brought you two toge-”
you and dino: “BUT YOU STILL NEVER PAID FOR THOSE DAMN PANCAKES”
speaking of which, you basically ban dino from coming to the diner thursday nights because you know he has work in the morning and you want him to get his sleep
instead, you pack up some pancakes for him and bring them to his job during lunch and all the kids are like ??? pancakes for lunch ??? THAtS SO COOL and dino is grinning and all the hospital staff think you’re the cutest, most caring s/o
and they’re like “we wouldn’t trust anyone else with dino’s pure heart” and you’re just like oh my gosh???t hankyou ???? this high praise
it doesn’t take dino long to also invite you to one of the ballet’s performances
and you’re so nervous before the show for him, but dino sees you for a bit and he’s so confident (not to mention handsome in his costume and with his hair slicked back)
and you’re like !!!! how are you so????calm and he just holds your hand and is like “because i believe in my abilities.” and right before he needs to go back you quickly peck his lips and you’re like gOOD LUCK
and as you run off, dino touches his lips and he’s like oh,,,,,,our first kiss
but then yes right the Performance
your kiss gives dino even more confidence than before and after the instructor and all the upperclassman are like “your form looked the best today!!” and dino is like “thank you, it’s because my luckiest charm in the world is here”
you run over and jump into his arms in a big hug and everyone is like OHHH HE MEANT THEM and you’re red like oH right i need to introduce myself!!!
you quickly bond with everyone on the ballet team because like dino, they think you’re adorable and want to protect you
and everyone is like “you and dino are our precious lil gems” and you and dino are like wE Arent LIL ……..we are also adults in college
but no1 ever listens GODDAMMIT
because you so wholeheartedly support dino in his passions, he is always there to support you in yours. and you’ve never had someone root for you like dino
like he isn’t afraid to just be like “im your number one fan. really.” no matter what it is you do
and dino can actually be so corny without even knowing it
like you were all hanging out w/17 and dino is like “my phone battery always dies because my lockscreen is my s/o and i keep opening my phone to stare at them because they’re so stunning and so my battery is dead in like two hours”
and vernon scrunches up his nose like “dino that is so cringe-y” and dino is like what????? why???? i love my s/o’s face
and you like hide your head in your hands like gOD HE is sO blun t and the rest of 17 is laughing while dino looks around like idgi what did i say something funny
secret date you and dino have: when you both have nothing in the morning like on saturday nights you both climb up to the top of the gym and watch the stars
and dino tells you stories about all the kids he’s meet through the hospital and how their life struggles have touched him
and you let him lay his head on your lap and you talk about your own problems and struggles
and dino always says that the nights where the city sky has no stars is still a good night because he has his own star next to him all the time,,,,,,you
and once again he’s being corny without even realizing it
but you two do like sitting up like that in the cool dark air and it is here that dino, maybe because it is dark out, isn’t afraid to kiss you with a bit more confidence and
you two are cute,,,,,,sitting on your blanket talking under the stars and kissing every now and then
jeonghan once caught you two tho and you got earfuls about how you could catch colds sitting up there
dino is straightforward with everything so it is easy to know what he likes and doesn’t and you barely get into fights, but he is also really sensitive and sometimes if something is bothering him about his major or his dancing he can try to overwork himself and not deal with it
and so sometimes you just have to hug him tightly and tell him that you’re here to listen,,,,,and it is that care that you show him that makes him fall for you even more than before
dino is oblivious but he remembers things about you that you think he’d forget. for your finals week he made you a playlist of instrumentals from all your favorite songs
and you and him listened to it together while studying
and every time you guys stopped for a break dino would insist on making you get up to dance a little to shake the stress off
which you both did no matter how silly it was until you fell over onto your carpet and dino rolls over to hold you and you snuggle up into his chest
you guys are the ‘must be protected at all times’ couple
i get its “not taylor swifts job” to be 1000% woke or w/e but the fact that she will barely put 1/5th of a foot into an important issue (like hey guys im a feminist now for .2 seconds) and then remain completely inactive and silent on everything revolving around these issues has a fucking impact on young girls who idolize her, and basically teaches them that the crux of all social justice issues is being solved by saying one time “feminism is equality” and then doing nothing else. and it SELLS. like the aesthetic of her posse of cool white heterosexual feminist gals wearing red lipstick sold 1989. so yeah im annoyed
Number 4 for the Cool Asks for Fic Writers. (Also, congratulations on graduating. I remember you mentioning that you went to an Ivy League, and that's just? I really hope you can look back on these years in the future and feel proud for not giving up)
(yup, it was an ivy league! it was super tough, but yeah im really proud of myself. definitely an accomplishment i’m going to be looking back on fondly for a very long time. thanks so much!!!!)
4. Are there any other fic writers you admire? If so, who and why?
oh boy this is gonna get long
@chassecroise : a sweetheart, beautiful person, amazing writer, and is gonna get published one day bc she’s that incredible.
@miraculousstorytelling : a literal beam of sunshine who writes SO much for the ML fandom and shows so much love to rare pairs and is such a sweet person????
@megatraven : on top of being a talented writer (her alyanette/chlonette stuff is darling) she’s also such a supportive, warm person who loves building up other people in fandom which i appreciate
@agrestenoir : she’s a little shit that i love with all my heart and is so ridiculously talented and funny. she’s also a smart cookie who’s doing great things and is gonna be super successful one day, i can feel it
@flusteredkeith : such a beautiful writer oh my word, her writing makes me cry. she’s half the reason i ship so much in the voltron fandom bc her words work magic and make you consider things you never thought you would. and she’s also a beautiful person :)
@sadrien : she’s a fucking writing machine, like she writes so much in such a short amount of time and it’s all absolutely amazing, and i wish i had as much stamina as her. she’s another one that’s gonna be published one day.
@ladriened : i just really adore her writing and her personality to be honest. i found her ladrien fics before i even know her, and i know she’s gonna insist that they’re not good, but i love then and re-read them often bc they put a smile on my face
@ladyserendipitous : the idea bouncing queen! she comes up with the best ideas, she’s so creative. plus she gives so much love to poly ships in the ML fandom that I admire that so much
@reyxa : another writer who’s super supportive of other writers, and i fell in absolute love with her fic bare necessities.
@zoenightstars : i only just recently started talking to her but she’s such a passionate, intelligent, wonderful person and her fic post-it notes is one of my biggest obsessions. such a wonderful person.
basically everyone else from mlfanfiction i’ll be here all day if i list all of them but they’re all such beautiful writers and such great friends who all welcomed me into this fandom when i was still starting out and trying to find my footing
@chloe-bourgeois-cesaire : fucking love them. their chlolya fics are so ridiculously amazing and they’re such a talented writer and a beautiful friend
@bullysquadess : fucking smut goals if im being completely honest. and just an all around cool chick who takes no shit and looks good doing it
@siderealsandman : im like kind of in awe by how chill and approachable he is while also being an incredible writer and a really cool person to talk to :)
@baneismydragon : ahhhhh i love their fics so so so much!!! they’re another person who does so much writing and i wish i had half that endurance.
@marinette-buginette : she has so many good fics oh my god. their marichat may series is so cute (i have to catch up to it lol) and i remember reading a bunch of her fics on ao3 before realizing who she was. she’s written some of my most favorite fics :)
im forgetting so many people and i absolutely suck, but there are so many writers in this fandom that inspire me and make me want to be a better writer and i just want to send a big thanks to all of them bc wow this fandom is chock full of them