“Although the vodka tasted like rubbing alcohol and a bitter distrust had molded itself around her veins, she couldn’t help but see the warmth in Taehyung that should have never been there. Taehyung should have never been here.” Gang AU: Where Taehyung moves in next door to the runaway heir of his rivals, and she seems more distraught about it than him. Rated M/Warnings: violent themes/slight gore, sexual themes, dacryphilia, overstimulation, intoxicated sex, slight mention of alcohol, princess!kink Word Count:13,443
I took so long making her wow, I really worked hard on this design. Anyway blah blah here is the info I know you probably want
Subira is a supportive flanker character with very handy healing, buffing, and debuffing abilities.
200 health 25% sheild
L-click- Halo bullets, Rings that reload from the palm of her forearm prosthetics; these are thin, strong, beams of light that are quickly formed and tossed like discus’. These long range rings put out 50 damage per ring with absolutely no damage falloff. If a ring hits an enemy it flings back into her hands like a boomerang; if not, It desinigrates. She has 6 rings per round, 2.0 second reload time, and throws 1 shot per 2.5 seconds.
R-click- Waning Halo, A large translucent charged ring that decreases the damage output of anyone who passes through it. The enemy closest to the center of the fully charged ring receives the highest debuff. Damage decrease 50%-10%. Full charge takes 5 seconds, does no damage.
E- Sacred Rings, Halos that sit at the feet of allies it locks onto. This ability locks onto allies anywhere on the map after Subira respawns but can only stay for the full duration if still in her line of sight after 5 seconds after respawn. These rings follow up to 3 allies and stay on for 8 seconds, healing 3dps and damage boosting by 15% simultaneously. 3 second cooldown.
L-shift- Absorption Shield, A shield that absorbs any projectiles ahead converting the energy into health. This shield heals anyone behind it with 6 damage per projectile. This ability lasts 5 seconds with a cooldown of 8 seconds.
Passive Ability- Patient Maneuverability, The ability to climb walls for a short distance, stick to walls, and wall jump. Wall sticking lasts 5 seconds.
I dont quite have an idea for an ulti but this is what i got so far, hope yall like it
Premise: Jeremy and Michael (two dumb boys pining after each other) decide to go on a ghost hunt in one of the most haunted places in New Jersey.
Word Count: 2704
Warnings: swearing, scary haunted shit
a/n: i’m…. i don’t really have an explanation for this. just…. have some boyf riends fluff
also a huge thank you to the love of my life @limpblotter for beta-ing <3
“… but whether or not it is definitively haunted will remain… unsolved.” Ryan Bergara’s voice dropped dramatically as the ‘unsolved’ stamp painted itself across the darkening image of him walking down the balcony of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.
Michael laid back on his beanbag chair, smiling lightly. Jeremy was sitting ramrod straight, eyes wide.
“That’s not fucking unsolved!” he cried indignantly. “It’s haunted as shit! The… fucking footsteps? And the other guy heard them too?”
Request: “Malia, Lydia, Y/N threesome? Make it long pls.”
Warnings: Language, female x female smut, smut (obviously), oral, threesome
I happily walked to where my girlfriend asked me to meet her this weekend. I saw Lydia standing around looking at her phone.
“Hey, baby!” Lydia pushed her strawberry blonde hair behind her ear.
“Hiya, sweet thing!” I smiled at Lydia brightly. She is seriously the finest thing in my life.
Lydia leaned down and kissed my lips. We both smiled as we kissed. We pulled away and Lydia took my hand in hers.
Malia Tate walked up shortly after our kiss. My stomach erupted with butterflies. Now, don’t get me wrong, Lydia Martin owns my heart, but I have honestly always had a thing for Malia. And who wouldn’t? She is so damn perfect in every way.
“Hey, pretty ladies.” Malia hugged me and then Lydia.
“Hey, love.” Lydia said. “So, do you want me to ask her or do you want to ask her?”
I rose my right eyebrow. “Ask me what?”
“It’s fine, Mal, I can do it.” Lydia said.
My girlfriend looked me in my eyes. “Y/N, babe, I have a serious question for you. I need you to think about it clearly, okay?”
“Okay.” I nodded.
Lydia brought Malia forward. “Do you want to have a threesome with Malia and me? Now, Y/N, if you don’t–”
I crashed my lips into Lydia’s and roamed her mouth with my tounge. I pulled away and bit my lip.
Xcellence was lying on the couch, trying to get his mind to anything
but Halluciv. He figuered a bit sleep would help him getting his mind
away from him.
Halluciv was holding Eraser’s hand, leading him somewhere. Halluciv
was in his original form, wearing a short black dress. And with short I
mean reeeeaaaally short. It was a off-shoulder dress, so his shoulders
were fully exposed, and it had a very deep down cutout. He wasn’t
wearing any shoes for some reason. He had a sweet smile on his face, and
lust in his eyes.
They were in a fancy hotel, with golden walls and old lamp holders.
Finally arriving at a certain door, halluciv pulled out a key, from
behind his back. He slowly entered the room backwards, holding Eraser
hands with both of his hands.
Halluciv let go of Eraser’s hands, who had closed and locked the door
behind them. Halluciv placed one of his hands on his forehead.
“Oh no~” he said smirking “This dress is sooooo tight i can’t
breath~Please end my suffering Racy~” Eraser smirked, then walked over
to Halluciv. He unzipped his dress while brushing his mouth over one of
the exposed shoulders.
“Oh you poor thing~Let me take care of you~” his smirk grew when, the
now fully naked, Halluciv let himself fall on the bed. Eraser removed
his shorts, then climbed on top of Halluciv. He began kissing Halluciv
wildly, who kissed back.
They pulled away with a string of salvia, then Eraser began biting the others neck.
“A-aaahh~ Oh Racy~ p-pleaaase~aahh~” Halluciv moaned. Eraser stopped biting and smirked, playing with the others spine
“please fuck me~”
“As you wish~” and with that he started thrusting. Halluciv’s moans were filling the whole room.
“Aahhh~ mmhhnn~ Y-YES TH-THERE~hhaaahh!” Halluciv arched his back.
They were like this for quite a time, when Halluciv cummed. A little
after that Eraser gave a final thrust and came inside Halluciv. He
collabsed next to Halluciv and began cuddling him.
“Have I ever mentioned how amazing it feels inside of you?” Eraser asked.
“And did I ever tell you how amazing you feel inside of me?” Halluciv asked back.
“I love you” Eraser said.
“I love you, too”
“More than Xcellence?”
“Ppfff… as if I could ever like that looser”
“NO!” Xcellence woke up with a scream. It was only just a dream.
He sat up, massaging his eyes.
“Wow, didn’t think you were this weird” Xcellence looked to his left and saw, on the couch sitting next to him…
“Marvul…” Xcellence said annoyed. If he wasn’t there, nothing of this would’ve happened.
“I know my name” Marvul said, putting his left leg on the couch and his arm on his knee, in a relaxed motion.
Xcellence sighed “Why did you come here?” he asked.
“Weeeeell,~” Marvul started “I knew that you had naughty dreams
including my brother, but not with my boyfriend” he said. Xcellence
looked to the ground.
“You mean Halluciv’s boyfriend” he murmured quietly, but Marvul still managed to understand him. He looked at him confused.
“What do you mean by that?” Marvul asked. Xcellence was still looking at the ground.
“They slept together….”
“WHAT?!” Marvul jumped up, the sudden loud tone in his voice made
Xcellence jump, too. Marvul couldn’t believe it. At first Eraser cheated
on him with Reboot, and now with his own brother.
“H-HOW DARES HE- yeeaaaaahh, can’t really blame him. Not like I never did the same to him” Marvul said shrugging.
“How do you even know?” Marvul asked.
“It happened when….”
“Go away guilt, go away, JUST GO AWAY!” Halluciv shouted to himself.
“I have to tell him the truth” he still didn’t want to, but he had made his choice.
He went out of the room and walked down a bit of the stairs, but stopped when he saw Marvul and Xcellence sitting on the couch.
“Wow, that sounds painful” Marvul said.
“You think?” Xcellence asked.
“But the good thing about it is-” he pins Xcellence down “We don’t
have these blockers anymore” Marvul said, before gently biting into the
other’s neck. But Xcellence pushed him away.
“Marvul stop!” Xcellence said. Marvul looked a little hurt by that, but they had other problems.
“My heart belongs to Halluciv, and I won’t cheat on him again!”
Halluciv felt his soul warm up, wich was quickly crushed by a laughing
“Oh please, you don’t even believe this yourself” Marvul said while
still laughing “I mean, as if you would ever be able to stay without me.
Do you remember the christmas party, where Halluciv was drunk and you
took that chance to go in a room with me? Or the birthday party when we
hid under a table? I’m still surprised nobody noticed. Oh! And the best
one was your anniversary, when you held a speech about how much you love
Halluciv and like twenty minutes later you took me to a storage room”
Halluciv’s jaw dropped open. That’s it! Nobody was ever allowed to
treat him like that! He wasn’t just anybody, and he would no longer let
himself being threatened like trash. He ran into Xcellence’s room and
closed the door.
“Marvul I’m seriouse! I’ve hurt him enough already” Xcellence said.
Suddenly his phone vibrated. He looked at his phone, and jumped a little
when he saw that it was Halluciv.
my moonpie💜💕: Senpai I’m sorry. Please forgive me
Xcellence thought for a moment. He smiled, he really wanted to make up with his Lucy. But he had to play it cool.
Senpai😍💋: Sure, why not
Halluciv rolled his eyes. What a jerk. He blushed and smiled. A cute jerk.
my moonpie💜💕: Yay! Okay, then come to your room, I have a little surprise for you ;3
Xcellence blushed and pushed Marvul to the exit.
“Ähm…What are you doing?” Marvul asked confused.
“No questions” Xcellence said then practically threw Marvul out of his house.
“Okay, now…” he looked at himself in the mirror. “Senpai~ I’m waiting~” Halluciv said cutely. Xcellence blushed again and ran up the stairs. He knocked on the door.
“It’s open~” Xcellence opened the door and there was…nothing. He
was confused for a moment, but then the door behind him was closed and
locked by a…tentacle…
Before he knew it a tentacle was wrapped around him and lifted him up.
“Hey senpai~” Halluciv was in his tentacle form and sitting on the bed, his legs crossed.
“Lucy, what are you-mmpf” he couldn’t finish the sentence, because a tentacle was beeing shoved into his mouth.
“You know…” Halluciv said and stood up “I’m tierd of being played
by you. What am I to you? A toy for your amusement? Something to
pleasure you? A pet, who does everything you tell them to do?” Halluciv
took four of his tentacles, two of them grabbing his wrists, and the
other two taking his legs, shoving them apart. He took out the tentacle
in Xcellence’s mouth.
“Lucy that’s not tr-”
“I should just kill you. Slow and painful” Halluciv said “But…” he
caressed Xcellence’s cheek and pulled him closer. They could feel
eachother’s breathes. “you’re too beautiful” then he closed the gap and
kissed Xcellence passionately. After a while he pulled away.
“But that doesn’t mean I’m finished with you” Halluciv said and let
his tentacles move Xcellence, so he was facing the ground, but was still
in the air.
“L-Lucy?” Xcellence asked a bit scarred. Halluciv shoved a tentacle
in his mouth again, then began to let the rest of them travel through
“HMMM!” Xcellence felt pain, because Halluciv used his tentacles to squeeze his ribs and left cracks in them.
“Do you like that senpai~?” Halluciv cooed. He leaned in where Xcellence’s ear would be.
“Summon something for my tentacle~” he wispered. Xcellence looked at him with a pleading look.
“To be honest, the thought of killing you still didn’t leave my mind”
Halluciv said, sounding a bit bored. What has driven into him?
Xcellence didn’t really think and summoned an ecto pussy. He has never
seen Halluciv this scarry.
Halluciv looked pleased and roughly shoved his tentacle into him,
causing Xcellence to let out a pained scream, wich was muffled by the
“Oh~ is senpai in pain? Well, should’ve thought about that before
breaking my heart!” Halluciv began to thrust roughly into him, without
giving him time to adjust. Xcellence had tears in his eyes. A few
already fell out.
Halluciv might act like he didn’t care about hurting Xcellence, but
it acually made him feel really bad. He took out the tentacle wich
thrusted and the one in his mouth.
He layed Xcellence on his bed, the rest of the tentacles still holding him.
“Form a duck” Halluciv commanded. Xcellence didn’t even hesitaite and
did as he was told. Halluciv took off his pants and slammed himself
“Hhaaaaaahhh~” Halluciv screamed in pain and pleasure. He waited a bit to adjust. Then he began to bounce.
Halluciv stopped, causing Xcellence to whine in disapproval. Halluciv changed into his original form.
“With this body it’s a lot easier” he said and began to move again.
Xcellence noticed that the tentacles were gone and flipped them over. He
started to thrust into him roughly.
“So, you slept with Eraser?” Xcellence asked.
“Aaaaaahhhhhh~” Halluciv screamed in pleasure.
“Answer me you little sluf~” Xcellence said, giving a very deep thrust.
“Aaaaaaahhhhh~that…haah…hurts~” Halluciv said.
“Answer. Me” another deep thrust.
“Youaaahhh already know the ahanswer~”
“But I want to *huff* hear it out of your mouth”
“JUST ANSWER ME”
“THAT WAS THE ANSWER” Xcellence stopped.
“What?” he asked. Halluciv sighed.
“Me and Eraser didn’t do ‘it’. I lied to you”
“But why” Xcellence asked. Halluciv glared at him angrily.
“Why you ask? You broke my heart that’s why! I wanted you to know how
it feels to be heartbroken! Of course…there’s nothing worse than your
boyfriend cheating on you with your brother…And it worked…you even
cryed because of it”
“Did you feel better after seeing me cry?” Xcellence asked coldly.
“NO! I felt awful, and wanted to tell you the truth and apologize,
but…when I walked down the stairs I heard you and Marvul talking about
your many affairs. I was mad at you. I felt like you only used me as
some sort of toy to please you…I love you too much to ever cheat on
you, but I guess I can’t say the same thing for you”
Xcellence looked at him speechless. He sighed
“Halluciv” he cupped his cheek “I’m sorry…I should have shown you
my love, instead of making you feel unloved” he leaned a bit closer
“You’re the only one for me” he said.
“I’M SICK OF YOUR LIES! ACT LIKE A MAN AND TELL ME THE TRUTH!”
“Why should I lie to you?” Xcellence asked.
“BECAUSE IT’S WHAT YOU ALWAYS DO!”
“Halluciv please stop shouting” Xcellence sighed “Listen, I can
really understand why you are mad, but…can we please just make up?”
“Xcellence” Halluciv said “You know that I really love you…but…I
think it’s the best if we don’t see eachother for a while…”
“Wait- ARE YOU BREAKING UP WITH ME?!” Halluciv nodded.
“You got it”
“Y-You can’t do that! We-”
“I already made my choice” he gave Xcellence a small kiss on his
cheek “Goodbye…” he wispered, and teleported away. Xcellence touched
his cheek where Halluciv kissed him, he needed a moment to realize what
request: dear-enjolras-hansen said:can you write a jared x reader where he takes them out on a cute surprise first date? maybe they go ice skating or something cute idk
Here it is!!! My heart melted a lot when I was writing this, jsyk.
warnings: none! swearing, maybe a dick joke? idk
word count: 1800
“Kleinman, where are we going? We have homework, and this
history project is gonna have me up all night!”
Your best friend cackles like a damn hen as he drives, his
eyes on the road, but one finger was raised and digging into your shoulder,
teasingly poking you. You snort, punching his thigh gently as you look down at
the stack of papers in your lap, trying feebly to fill in the blanks in the science
Your pen works to scrawl in the parts of a cell, but as the
car swerves sharply, your hand slides, drawing a line across the paper and you
look up, scowling at the asshole who’s struggling to hold in his laughter.
“You’re a dick and I hate you.” You mutter, no heat and no
venom behind your words. Jared chuckles, shrugging at you as he drives.
“You love me. You should really stop lying to yourself and just
let yourself have all this!” One hand goes to his chest, rubbing what you can
only imagine is his nipple.
“Jared, no.” You sigh, covering your face, trying to hide
the laugh that’s bubbling up.
Sure, you’d thought about him like that. Who wouldn’t? But
he was your best friend, and he was just joking, you knew that.
Jared grins, poking you again gently before sighing and
sitting back in his seat, grunting in total boredom.
“Hey, where are we going?” You ask as you readjust,
shuffling the papers back into line on your textbook, glancing over the questions
before looking out the window.
“I told you, it’s a surprise. I can’t tell you, or I’d have
to kill you.” He replies, hardly looking at you, but you can see he’s got the
slightest brush of pink on his cheeks. You cock a brow, but you let it be.
“Okay. Well… Tell me the process of photosynthesis.”
“No fuckin’ way! I’m here to party, not to do homework,
“So what you’re saying is that you want me to do your
homework for you.”
Jared snorts, looking over at you for a second, bi-colored
eyes wide and reminiscent of a puppy dog. You smirk, not falling for it.
“Aw, come on, (L/N), you wouldn’t do my biology homework for
me? After I’m driving you all the way out here?” He teases, and you scoff.
“Kleinman, for all I know, you could be driving me out to the middle of nowhere
to murder me with a shovel and bury me in a cornfield, so don’t even start.”
You point at him with your pen before looking back down at the piece of paper
in your lap, sighing as you continue your work, knowing that you’d gladly do
his homework for him. He probably knows that too.
“Well, I’m not gonna kill you. Maybe. As long as you stop
whining, Jesus Christ.” Jared smirks at you, suddenly switching on his turn
signal and taking a sharp right hand turn off the highway, down a dirt road, up
to a large, grey, concrete building with large red lettering on the side.
“…An ice arena?” You ask after a few moments. You’d been driving for at least
an hour, all to get here? You were confused as he parks out front, and a small
group of kids dressed in hockey gear exit the building.
“Well, yeah.” You can see Jared has started to panic a
little, but he expertly recovers, clearing his throat.
“I’m meeting someone here for a thing. What, do you think I can just meet up
with my dealer in town? When my mom literally tracks my phone?”
You huff, crossing your arms over your chest in an almighty
“Jared, you know I hate it when you bring me on these trips, if my mom knew
what I was doing here, she’d never let me hang out with you again.” You sigh,
rubbing your face angrily.
“Shut up and just get out of the damn car, (L/N).” It’s sudden, and you look at
your friend, the look on his face somewhere between ready to be break, and
severe. You frown deeply, but you put your things away and unbuckle, climbing
out. You’re wearing shorts and a tee shirt and sneakers, not clothes to be
wandering around an ice rink in. Jared gets out of the car, a backpack slung
across his shoulders as he comes around to meet you, smirking a little.
“Ready?” He teases, and you huff, unwilling to look at his stupid face. You’re
so pissed off. Why would he bring you to this shit place, just to get a few
doses of a plant that would melt his brain? It was infuriating.
“Fuck off, Kleinman. Let’s get this over with.” You huff,
marching towards the entrance. He follows after a few moments, jogging to catch
up. He seems a little upset, but so are you.
He gets the door for you as you enter, the blast of cold air
almost knocking you on your ass.
“Fuck, that’s freezing!” Jared mutters, but you stay silent,
content to pout until he got you out of there and took you home. You turn your
back to him as he unzips his backpack, rummaging around for something while you
observe the rink.
It’s a standard skating rink, you can see through the small
hallway straight ahead. There were a few people skating, and as you move
forward to get a better look, you feel Jared nudging you gently.
“Here.” He says, and you turn, frowning as you see the
jacket being held out to you. It’s one of yours, and you cock your head,
grabbing it and pulling it on.
“…thanks. Where are we meeting this guy?” You ask, and Jared
huffs, rolling his eyes.
“Come on.” He mumbles, motioning for you to follow as he
pulls on a sweatshirt of his own.
You’re beginning to get suspicious.
Jared stops at the reception counter as you watch him
curiously as he speaks to the reception woman, who smiles warmly at him, then
at you, before she reaches beneath the counter and retrieves two pairs of
skates. Your brows draw together as he comes back over to you, holding out a
pair to you, and your take them, your confusion evident. But you follow as he
heads towards the rink, up the bleachers lining the area.
He sets down the backpack and sits down, pulling on the ice
skates, glancing at you expectantly, so you sit down and start to do the same.
“Kleinman, we aren’t actually here to meet someone, are we?”
You ask after a few moments of silence, puling the laces of the skates tight (a
broken ankle would not be fun. You might actually stab Jared with your skate,
if you got hurt).
Jared gasps, placing a ha over his heart.
“Are you insinuating that I, Jared Kleinman, your closest
and most adoring friend, would lie to you about driving an hour out of the way
to get to an ice skating rink in the middle of nowhere, to meet a drug dealer?”
You scoff, placing a hand on your own chest.
“I’d never! Except if it was true.”
“Well, it is. Come on, I used to skate all the time when I
was a kid, I’m ready to kick your ass at it.” The man grins, standing and
performing a stomp/waddle down a few stairs and towards the barrier that
separated the ice from the stands. You laugh, getting up and hurrying after
him, your legs a little cold, but you’ll deal.
As it turns out, Jared is pretty great at skating, just as
he said. He’s no Olympian, but he certainly skated circles around you,
literally. You relied on the wall, or simply standing still as you watched him,
that stupid smirk on his face. And eventually, he was kind, and he took pity on
you, skating in front of you and offering you his hands. You carefully take
them, allowing him to pull you closer as he started to slowly skate backwards.
It’s nice, and your heart is doing a stupid little flutter thing as you look up
into those eyes, his cheeks rosy and his lips turned up in a smile. You have to
take a moment to realign yourself, a confusing feeling in your chest, and
that’s when you realize you’re fucking sunk for Jared.
“Hey, Kleinman?” You ask as he slows you down, having taken
you to the center of the rink and away from the other skaters. He looks down at
“Yeah, (Y/N)?” You can’t help but blush a little at that- he
never really used your first name- but you’re sure the red of your cheeks can
be played off by the chill in the air.
“Why did you lie? If you’d just told me you wanted to go ice
skating, I would have said yes. And I would have worn jeans.” You tease.
“Yeah, but you probably wouldn’t have said yes to a date
with me unless I swindled you into it.” He replies, almost avoiding eye contact
with you. You pause, staring at him.
“This is a date? Like a proper date? Like… You like me?” You
ask, ready to laughed at. He lets go of your hands, his eyes going to his feet,
as if he’s embarrassed at the thought of it. At the thought of you.
“Well… Yeah, I mean… I wasn’t sure how to ask you out, and I
remember you saying you used to skate a lot where you lived before. And since ,
you know, you’re friends with this whole lot of Greek god who just wanted to show
you that I appreciate and love you, or some shit-“
You cut him off, skating forward and pressing a gentle kiss
to his lips, your arms going around his neck. He doesn’t react for a moment,
and you fear you may have fucked it all up, but when he places his hands on
your hips, you sigh in relief, pulling back and looking at him.
“This is the best first date, Jared. Thank you. Really, I
mean it. I wasn’t trying to be a bitch earlier, I just-“ You bite your lip as
he shakes his head.
“Maybe I should have told you about this, but I like
surprising you. You should see the plans I’m making for our second date!” He
teases you, and you giggle, looking up at him.
“Second date?” You ask, feeling your knees wobble a bit, but
you ignore it, shifting your feet a little to keep your balance.
“You didn’t think this was a one time thing, did you?” He
grins, and leans down, obviously going for another kiss, and that’s when your
skate slips out from under you and you squeak, falling forward against him. He
catches you, but slips up as he does, letting out a yelp as you both hit the
ice. He groans, but you laugh, leaning over him and kissing him sweetly,
deciding that Jared Kleinman was probably your fucking soulmate.
A/N: Okay peeps, this is the prologue of my new series. I loved writing the PT Diaries so much that I decided that I wanted to write a new series. This one is going to be based on Charlotte Reed, Mitch’s best friend (yup, expect a loot of Leafs making appearances). Please, let me know what you think of this!
I’m late afffffffff with this but here’s domestic. Big thanks to @jiemba for taking a look behind me and just being the very best in general.
Heads up for racism and light homophobia.
Maggie sat on the park bench watching Elena tear around the playground. At barely three, her legs were a little wobbly but she was still able to navigate the entire small play structure on her own.
Alex had had some trouble getting pregnant but once she did, the pregnancy ran smoothly and their little girl was amazing. She was a carbon copy of Alex, from her crooked smile to her brilliant mind, and she was the light of their lives.
Noticing she had been playing alone for awhile, she ran over to Maggie for reassurance; a quick hug and a “te amo” from her mom and she was running back to climb back up the short stairs to the slide.
A woman sitting at the next bench gave her a small smile.
“Mommy!” Elena yelled, as Alex walked up to greet her.
“Hey baby!” Alex cried back, giving her a hug before she ran back off to play. “Just a few more minutes until and then we’ll get ice cream, okay?”
Alex sat down by Maggie on the bench. “Sorry I’m late, paperwork took longer than expected. I told Elena we have to go in just a few minutes.”
Maggie nodded. “Look at her, she’s really getting the hang of the steps.”
They both stared off at their daughter until the woman sitting at the next bench addressed Alex.
“Your daughter is so beautiful,” she said smiling.
Alex returned her smile. “Thank you.”
“And this one,” the woman indicated toward Maggie. “You’re so lucky to have found her.”
Alex smiled bigger. “Yeah, I think so, too.”
“Where did you find her?”
Alex laughed at the question. “Well, I picked her up at the airport, actually.”
The woman shook her head. “Well I’m sure you did. But where did you actually find her?”
Alex cocked her head at the question, but Maggie just looked down, knowing where this was going and wondering if it was worth it to set this woman straight.
“Um… no really, the airport.”
“You’re so lucky,” the woman continued. “I mean, to have someone who speaks English and Spanish so fluently. That’s not so easy to find. Your daughter will have such an advantage.”
“Yeah,” Alex said. “I guess that’s true. We’re glad she’s growing up bilingual.” She looked at Maggie, not noticing that Maggie’s eyes couldn’t quite meet her own.
“Well,” the woman began, rising to her feet. “It was lovely meeting you. I’ve seen your daughter here before, but not you. Maybe I’ll see you again soon?”
Alex smiled. “Maybe. Have a good day.”
Alex watched Elena climb for another minute, then turned to Maggie. “We should probably get go…” She paused as Maggie’s eyes finally met hers. “What?”
“Do you not know what just happened here?” Maggie asked, astonished.
“Um, a stranger complimented my wife and daughter?”
“No, a stranger complimented your daughter. And your choice in nannies.”
“What?” Alex asked again, genuinely confused.
“She thought I was the fucking nanny, Alex.”
“Why do you think that?”
“Well, for starters, I was here for thirty minutes and she never spoke to me, not even after you got here and she started a conversation with you. You, not me. She looked at you and complimented your daughter. And she asked where you found me and how lucky you are to have someone bilingual.”
Suddenly, it all hit Alex. “Ohhh that’s why she wanted to know where I found you. Fuck! How did I not see that?”
Maggie was quiet for a minute before responding.
“I think there’s a lot you don’t see.”
Alex was taken by surprise by the comment. “What do you mean?”
Maggie sighed. “Look, it’s easy for someone in your position to do. You spent your entire life as an upper middle class white girl, and straight, or so you thought until relatively recently. It’s easy to overlook casual bigotry when you haven’t spent your whole life being on the receiving end of it.”
Alex said nothing as the weight of the words hit her.
“You’re right.” She moved closer to Maggie and took her hand in her own. “You’re right. I see the world through my own eyes. But I want to do better. I want to see the world through your eyes, too, as much as I can.”
A pause. “So why did you just let her get away with it?”
Maggie looked back out across the playground.
“If I argued with every racist, sexist, classist, homophobic asshole I met, I’d never do anything else.”
“So how do you decide when to?”
Maggie sighed. “I don’t know. When I’m in a good mood, I tend to let it go. When I’m in a bad mood, I usually find that I can’t. I’m sure it’s different for other people, but that’s what I do.”
“Well,” Alex began. “I guess I need to get better at recognizing it, to start. And then we need to figure out the best way to respond.”
“I think part of it is that people don’t always know we’re a couple. Then they start making racist assumptions and it spirals from there.”
“Well maybe we need to start setting people straight more often. Maybe they’ll think before making the same kinds of assumptions about other people.”
Maggie nodded soberly. “Maybe. Sometimes I get tired of being the one teaching clueless people. But either way, we should figure it out before Elena notices. We can’t let her get caught in the middle of it.”
They gathered their daughter and walked to the car when Alex noticed the woman in the car next to theirs.
“Look, she’s still here. I’m going to say something to her.”
Maggie grabbed her arm. “No, Alex. I appreciate your righteous indignation on my behalf but Elena is right here and honestly I’m not in the mood to argue with her right now. I just want to spend a nice day with my family.”
Alex nodded and watched Maggie strap Elena into her car seat. Then she caught the attention of the woman in her car, waving to her with a big smile before pushing Maggie against the hood of their car and kissing her senselessly. She pulled back and looked at the woman whose mouth was hanging open with a shocked look on her face. Alex gave her a wink.
“There’s one assumption down,” she said, turning back to Maggie and smiling. “Come on, let’s get ice cream.”
I’d like to dedicate this fic to all the people who’ve asked if I’m the nanny, the woman on a flight to San Diego who thought my wife was the nanny, the servers in restaurants who ignore me when I try to order for the kids and look around for any adult who looks like them instead, and the lady in Whole Foods who kept insisting I tell her where the kids are REALLY from.
Ok guys I will have an announcement coming up about
tomorrow, but for now… enjoy!
Anon ( @shalanos ) Request: Could you do an Auston Matthews imagine
where y/n injures her knee while trying to learn to skate, so she can skate
while playing street hockey, and she is in pain and is having trouble walking,
so Auston takes care of her? (I actually did just that 😭
I’m hurting so I’m trying to get something good out of it, please)
weren’t quite sure how it happened, but you knew that it hurt like hell.