campus is strange

“Worth It”

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader (College AU)

Summary: In which a friendship drastically changes due to an all-campus text alert about a strange man wandering the campus.

A/N: Another one from draft-purgatory. It feels weird releasing it into the wild.

“I hate you. So. Much,” Bucky deadpans, looking up from a stapled packet of papers. “It takes me two weeks to write something of this quality, yet you pulled it off in two hours.”

"We’ll know if it’s really ‘quality’ when Professor Coulson gives it back,” you yawn, snatching the 18-page research paper from him.

“How do I obtain your kind of focus? What’s your secret?”

“The startling realization that a deadline is actually 8am and not 8pm.”

The brunette stares at you as if you just grew a third eye on your forehead. “You’re either completely insane or a brilliant genius,” Bucky sighs with either admiration or exasperation.

“Well, all this insane genius wants to do right now is sleep,” you sleepily murmur as you slide your paper back into your bag.

“Too bad Coulson docks points if you’re absent.” Bucky swings his messenger bag around and swiftly zips it open and pulls out a bottled iced coffee. “Take this,” he nudges.

“For me?”

“No, for the unicorn behind you,” Bucky sarcastically says, pushing the iced coffee towards you. “I can tell by your dark circles that you didn’t sleep much.  Take it, you have class until 8pm today,” he insists.

Touched, you take the iced coffee and scrunch up your face in a cute way, but you don’t know that, of course. “You’re one of a kind, James Barnes,” you grin.

Bucky crosses his arms against his chest, a slightly peeved look crossing his face. “How many times did I ask you not to call me 'James’?“ he defeatedly sighs.

"A little less than a million times.” You laugh as Bucky looks like he can’t decide on laughing with you or strangling you, but both of you know that you’re absolutely right.

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marianne as the goblin queen

    • i drew this last night on a whim
    • i remember seeing a lot of awesome versions of goblin marianne, so please consider this inspired by all of them
    • EDIT: a fairy bog to go with this >:)
helpful tips for incoming college freshmen! :~)
  1. on the first day, arrive to all your classes fully in the nude. this will let the professor and your peers know that you have nothing to hide from them. they will learn to respect and fear you.
  2. everyone in college listens exclusively to the song She’s Like The Wind from the soundtrack to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. No other music is allowed on campus. It may seem strange at first, but you will adjust.
  3. multicolored propeller hats are in again. make sure to pack at least three or four so you can alternate between them frequently.
  4. the college petting zoo is a great place to make friends.
  5. US currency is not accepted on or around college campuses; rather, colleges operate on a barter system of postage stamps and cigarettes.
  6. peer pressure is your friend. i cannot stress this enough. you don’t want to seem uncool in front of your new friends.
  7. you’ll probably see david spade wandering around campus from time-to-time, handing out VHS cassettes of the 2005 comedy Racing Stripes. avoid eye contact and continue walking.

So you would have just gotten into your dream school, wanting to become a teacher once you graduated. Somehow there was a mix up with the dorms. An administrative officer comes up to while your sitting in the main office and delivers you the news. You will have to share a room with a boy, instead of a girl, because someone had made a mistake while pairing people up. Your only option now is to either live off campus or room with this strange boy.

Deciding to suck it up and room with whoever you end up with because you can’t afford an apartment off campus. Dragging your bags behind you towards your dorm you use the key they issued you to open the door to find punk!Michael hanging up posters on the side of the room he’s claimed. He doesn’t hear you come in because he’s blasting some type of rock music from what you can faintly hear.

Taking this moment to study him you notice his multitude of piercings and tattoos, and how his hair is dyed black with a few strips of color thrown in there. Looking at the poster hanging up you see it’s a blink-182 poster that appears to be signed. Before you get caught you throw your bags onto your new bed and toss a pillow at his head.

The mysterious boy quickly turns around about to yell at you before stopping suddenly and smirking. Taking out one of his earphones he questions “Are you lost princess?”

“No, didn’t they tell you? I’m your new roommate,” you smirk right back at him and cross your arms.

He raises his eyebrows, “I was not informed of this.”

“Well, now you are,” you say quickly and turn back to start unpacking your things.

“I’m Michael,”

“(Y/N)” you say shortly while putting your stuff into the dresser next to your bed.

Michael smirks to himself knowing this was going to be an interesting year.