dont mind me just posting this before i lose the nerve

NCT at Hogwarts

inspired by the ivy club photoshoot they did a couple weeks back, here if how the boys will be like once they received their Hogwarts letter on September 1 

Taeyong

  • Gryffindor
  • been a prefect and head boy since 5ever
  • altho he’s Gryffindor he takes care of everyone
  • practically Mark’s dad
  • he gives the boy study tips and helps with homework, advises him on which professors are good and who to avoid 
  • doesnt sleep sleep is for the weak
  • ok but seriously he is patrolling the corridors 24/7 for wandering souls and directing them back to bed safely (he’d prob tuck them in and give a goodnight kiss if he could) 
  • the house elves are always telling him to rest
  • “Mister Lee, you’ve been patrolling for 3 nights straight, please take a rest, everything is fine”
  • “im not sleepy at all, but thank you for your concern” *he smiles to stifle the upcoming yawn*
  • Madame Pomfrey dotes on him and makes it a routine to check in with him every night 
  • team captain of Gryffindor’s Quidditch team
  • perfect record except for one loss against Slytherin, costing him the cup
  • still salty about it to this day tbh
  • best subject is Defense Against the Dark Arts
  • an Auror in the making
  • Mcgonagall has edited her recommendation letter like 20 times now bc there’s always something to add ok LTY is that awesome 

Jaehyun

  • Slytherin
  • at first glance you think he’s Ravenclaw but that underlying smirks tells you otherwise
  • prefect and head boy like LTY
  • Slughorn adores him
  • his picture is placed dead center in the wall of fame, polished daily
  • gets along surprisingly well w/ ppl outside of Slytherin
  • enjoys going out to the lake on warm days to tickle the giant squid
  • Moaning Myrtle has a crush on him
  • he accidentally walked into her bathroom once and couldnt find it in his heart to reject her offer for a conversation and they started talking
  • constant wailings for Jung Jaehyun can be heard every Tuesday and Thursday
  • for the sake of keeping everyone sane he was “requested” by the headmaster to spend every Wed. evening with Myrtle
  • tbh its not that bad 
  • he gets 10 House Points for every session spent with her
  • the best chaser on Slytherin’s Quidditch team
  • nails the Quaffle in every time
  • the only reason Slytherin loses to their biggest competition Gryffindor is bc Taeyong catches the Snitch first
  • Honeydukes is his paradise
  • he even sneaks out sometimes to get the newest samples of fudge and other sugary delicacies despite being a prefect/head boy
  • has a secret box filled with candy under his bed for late night snacking

Taeil

  • Hufflepuff
  • Professor Sprout’s TA
  • he’s great at teaching the first and second years about magical plants
  • a bit hard on hearing tho after experiencing a live Mandrake scream session
  • usually needs to tell him the same thing 3 times before he gets it
  • have you heard this boy sing bc Flitwick has and Taeil is the only student member of the school’s frog choir
  • his singing has even captivated the mermaids by the lake and they always harmonize in response
  • lowkey a prankster tho
  • he cast a full body bind on Mrs. Norris once and blamed it on Yuta, who was walking by w/ Haechan
  • they were given detention and Moon Taeil got away scot-free
  • the type to always have a chocolate frog on him to give to others bc he’s a sweetheart like that
  • mark: “i bombed mcgonagall’s essay exam” 
  • *hands over a chocolate frog*
  • winwin: taeyong took off 10 points from me for sneaking out to feed the unicorns 
  • *hands over a chocolate frog*
  • haechan: got anything to eat im starving 
  • *hands over a chocolate frog*
  • #1 on Madame Pince’s hit list bc he checks out library books and doesnt remember to return them until they pile up on his nightstand
  • super scared of the ghosts even his 7th year

Mark

  • Gryffindor 
  • the baby of Gryffindor House tbh
  • Mcgonagall adores him and sometimes turns a blind eye on his essays when theyre three/four inches short on the required length
  • constantly trolled by the moving staircases
  • always running late
  • Taeyong constantly helps him study and checks over his hw my OG son and his father :’))) 
  • best friends w/ Haechan despite being in rival houses
  • always has his back even tho Haechan is the one who always messes up
  • a hidden rap god 
  • makes mixtapes and has Haechan review them before packing them to send home via owl
  • his friends from back home help him post it on the Internet and he’s a global sensation
  • best known as the guy who did “that’s a long ass ride” 
  • very interested in magical creatures
  • always asking Hagrid or the Care for Magical Creatures professor for more info after class or just to stay after to watch them 
  • the centaurs adore him and love making divinations to predict his future

Haechan

  • Slytherin
  • the second-coming of the Weasley twins
  • dungbombs, ambushed with random charms while you’re walking down the hall? 
  • 99% of the time its Haechan
  • Filch and Mrs. Norris are like his homies 
  • they know him well after getting him sent in at least twice per week
  • “LEE, GET YOUR LITTLE ARSE DOWN HERE BEFORE I SEND MRS. NORRIS UP TO FETCH YOU”
  • against all expectations his best friend is Mark Lee from Gryffindor
  • they met when Haechan pulled him back from falling head-first off the carriage through the Forbidden Forest in second year
  • since then they’ve hit it off really well always looking out for each other in class and stuff
  • excellent in Charms
  • Flitwick praises him all the time for learning new ones in literally two tries
  • the only student Peeves is ok with 
  • the poltergeist has never met such a kindred spirit until Haechan came along
  • getting on Filch’s nerves is their life goal and theyre really good at doing just that

Doyoung

  • Ravenclaw
  • on point w/ his schoolwork you never need to worry about him falling behind at all
  • commentator during Qudditch games VROOM VROOM AT ITS FINEST
  • his voice is a charmer ppl love hearing him talk
  • “and Taeyong captures the snitch again what a steal!”
  • “i know we’re friends but can you just let us win once like we’re not that bad but you’re such an over-achiever that–”
  • mcgonagall usually has to intervene at least twice while he’s on the job
  • “Kim Doyoung if you can’t give proper commentary then I’m giving the mic to Haechan”
  • usually shuts up after that but finds ways to throw in shade without causing too much trouble
  • lowkey wants to become an Animagus
  • succeeded in 5th year but isnt registered 
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • i mean how do u think he gets such accurate administrative info to share with you all 
  • guess what his Animagus form is no hes not a bunny
  • jk hes totally a bunny 
  • loves History of Magic of all subjects what a nerd
  • each day in the Ravenclaw common room begins with “A Cool Thing about Hogwarts” courtesy of Kim Doyoung

Yuta

  • Slytherin
  • there’s no better house for hot stuff him
  • a savage and also the deadliest manipulator in the entire school
  • how does he do it? 
  • that stupid healing smile of his o m g 
  • one flash of those pearly-whites and you’ll be melting into a puddle in 2 seconds
  • doesnt intentionally stir up drama tho
  • unless its Quidditch
  • that’s when his competitive streak as Slytherin’s team captain comes out
  • really tough on his teammates but they dont mind bc they know theyre the shit and they all want to win the cup for Slytherin a second time
  • his biggest competition + best friend is Lee Taeyong from Gryffindor House
  • their friendship started after Yuta won over LTY in 4th year and LTY kept bugging him for a personal rematch
  • if Myrtle cries for Jaehyun on Tuesdays and Thursdays then she literally floods her bathroom on Mondays and Fridays in order to attract Yuta after receiving a healing smile when he came to pick up Jaehyun one Wednesday evening
  • catching on that she likes him, he pops in every so often to praise Myrtle for doing such a good job at making ol’ Filch’s life miserable, causing her to blush silver and maintain high-quality floods and sink leakages each week
  • gets along with everyone, even those not in Slytherin
  • the one most likely to drift to another house’s table once dinner starts
  • favorite table to go to is Gryffindor’s to hang out with LTY
  • leader of the Dueling Club this boy can D U E L 
  • two seconds in and you’ll be expelliarmused OUT
  • also really good at Stunning like how he stunned me this sdlkjflsf
  • the first years admire him and want to be just like him

Winwin

  • Hufflepuff
  • a transfer student from a wizarding school in China
  • despite not knowing a thing about Hogwarts, everyone took it upon themselves to show him the ropes so that hes in good hands
  • rooms w/ Taeil and the two of them hit it off really well
  • adored by all the professors, even grumpy Snape
  • they cut him some slack since 
  • 1) he’s a transfer 
  • 2) he’s a precious bean
  • favorite subject is Muggle Studies
  • fascinated w/ traffic lights and smartphones
  • he now knows a lot about proper ways to cross the road and how to download music to a small device called an iPod
  • loves unicorns
  • look i know unicorns usually like girls more but Sicheng is one of those rare chosen ones
  • one of the foals directly approached him first and he felt so honored
  • since then hes been approached by other unicorns too, from babies to full grown adult unicorns
  • nickname: unicorn whisperer
  • never alone
  • you will literally see him with at least one person E V E R Y W H E R E 

these shouldve been posted a long time ago my bad pls enjoy ^^ (i know ten was in the ivy club shoot too but i literally had no inspiration im sorry. pls let me know if u want more nct at hogwarts and i’ll see what i can do) 

hello here are some concert tips for trb this july~ (pt. 1)
  1. bc it’ll be in the summer, dress appropriately and put on lots of sunblock, both on your face and everywhere else. wear waterproof makeup and bring powder/eyeliner/lip color to touch up during the day
  2. if you’re traveling i recommend getting there the day before to settle in
  3. if u dont have a seat ticket and you want to be close to the stage, get there early. 6AM is a good time, you’ll be ~30th person there. by 9AM there will be a bit of a line. 12pm good luck
  4. bring some money for breakfast and lunch. not too much bc theres a chance it’ll get stolen, and you probably wont even eat too much, but having cash readily available will be smart. if they sell concert goods, bring money for that too. 
  5. if you’re going by yourself make friends w the ppl aroudn you so when you leave to pee/get food and they’ll know you’re not trying to cut
  6. try to eat.. you’ll probably not feel hungry bc of nerves but if it gets wild in the venue and they dont allow water bottles, you’ll faint. seriously. stay hydrated during the day but dont go crazy or youll need to pee right before they start letting ppl in
  7. if you’re by yourself try to limit your belongings to one small bag that has two straps. trying to keep your purse on you during the concert or having to work w an extra jacket will be a PAIN in the ass. in ogs 2013 i was near the front so i was able to throw my jacket/backpack over the barricade. but if you’re in the center someone MIGHT try to steal your things and a bulky backpack/purse will get in someone’s way
  8. pls……do not cut in line…esp at like 3pm…when ppl have been waiting for hours…….
  9. honestly you wont be doing much during the wait. i wanted to save the battery in my phone so i just talked to my friends and stuff. but it’s a lot of waiting and sitting and whining but you guys are all pumped so its a fun time. waiting for the concert in anticipation is srsly like half the fun. your ass is going to b hurting from sitting for 12 hrs and you’ll be tired but its still exciting!!
  10. ok. if you want to bring your camera its ALL ON YOU. this is a risk you’re going to have to take. they’ll prob do a bag check so dont put it in your bag. what i do is i take the body of the camera and wrap the strap around my thigh (wearing a dress) and tuck the lens in my chest. however, if they pat you down you run the risk of losing your chance to getting in so be careful. inside, they cant rly make you leave once the concert starts so ur good. but be careful getting in. if u suck at taking pics dont bother bringing a dslr. also, with a camera you wont get the full concert experience BUT you’ll have some pretty neat shots to remember the night by. take your pick.
  11. poster boards are ok as long as they’re not gigantic and they dont block ppl’s views. i suggest putting them up for a couple secs and then taking them down during songs so ppl behind dont poison ur breakfast. srsly if you keep them up the entire time somebody WILL snatch it and throw it away. dont be selfish
  12. please…this is from personal exp…do not put ur things on the ground. the girl next to me did it and i almost tripped over it. i ended up stepping all over it bc ppl were pushing me but thats what she got for putting her shit on the floor. if you arent careful with your things it WILL get trampled over, stolen, or lost
  13. i have a feeling…..that this concert’s going to be ridiculous. armys wont be so forgiving in the venue so if you have trouble breathing in tight spaces, i wouldnt risk being in the front or the middle. hundreds of ppl will be pushing you against the person in front of you, and you’ll be sandwiched there for the entire show. so if you cant handle that, please keep your safety in mind first. i dont have trouble breathing in small spaces but i was feeling dizzy and faint like, an hour into the show. sweat was dripping down my chest and my clothes were wet from the heat. i couldnt breathe properly….so dont risk your health and well being!!
  14. the concert will most likely end at like 11pm, so make sure you know how you’re getting home. taxis are a good bet. and if you want to party and eat dinner and stuff with ur new army friends, go ahead!!
  15. ppl there will probably have things prepared, like banners and fan-made goods. they’re super cool so try to get your hands on those!! and if you want to hand out fan-made things but aren’t sure, just do it!! fans will be more than happy to get souvenirs 
  16. post concert depression is a real thing so during this time just try to busy yourself with other things and dont cry too much….u will…..just try to hang in there….
  17. if you know anyone selling nyc vip+ tickets, pls let me know..

chinashio16  asked:

Okay, people may call me crazy but it's just a theory. Remember those photos from MAMA 2015 in which Jongin is holding Kyungsoo's waist? (I actually had this theory even before you made that compilation with kaisoo photos taken my media) What if someone from newspaper though it was kinda weird? And so they decided to look into it? And they found proofs? (Maybe took photos of them even tho I know it's not very likely) And so they wrote that thing about same-sex same-group couple and they (1)

called to SM to say “Hey bro, you know what? You’re in pretty deep sh*t right now” and since the whole post was already released they couldn’t take it down and SM started to sweat. They had to react quickly so they brought KxK sooner than they wanted. (2)

For me, this is actually possible, but since im delu my opinion doesn’t matter.

It’s not like my theories are backed up by facts / shit that does exist / has happened… like for ex; that 2012 post that predicts shit correctly or the pict/fancam of kadi looking hella odd and sad and almost burst into tears when the news were out during lotte secret night. 

My words/opinions are not credible bc im a ghei couple shipper. 

What am i doing here right now is a huge blasphemy. 

it’s a wrongdoing to have a strong assumption about this DP thing being fake shit to gain publicity. 

SM+DP words are the truth, those statements and confirmation share the similar stratum as the 10 commandments that Moses had gotten from God in Mount Sinai. (religious ppl pls dont get offended)

Big companies can’t lie. They don’t use media play. Everything is a coincidence.  

Im a sinner here, we are all, for not believing in SM and DP, and choosing to believe in our ghei otp instead. 

anyway shit is gonna get so fucking delu, so prepare ur wine or if u r underage, prepare the orange juice ur mom has bought and stored in the fridge and pls do enjoy my delusion. 

[DELU ALERT]

All those things aside IF it was indeed like that, i dont think that somebody called SM (saying, ‘yo u r in big shit now cuz we have proofs’)

i think SM just knew. 

I mean they [SM] have lots of connections everywhere and keeping tabs on their target audiences (meaning us – the fans – and k-media outlets), isn’t that hard. 

I’m not saying that they have full control of their target audiences bc obv it’s impossible, 

They can influence us by directing us into certain drift with their statements, photos etc, but they can’t control us–the mass, they can’ t control the shit we would say/post 

if they could, there wouldn’t be any ‘dangerous/name-ruiner’ photoshopped pictures in the first place and there wouldnt be any delu ppl making theories lol


Im sure that they have known already about our delu assumptions (of the couple being legit) since a long time ago

And thus i think they have known that few of k-media outlets also have the same assumption 

(bc believe me gurl/boii, it is not only us [int'l. fans] who have the assumption of kadi being legit, k-fans too, including those who work in media

tbh its kinda pompous to think that kfans dont see the same shit that we see [about kadi]… 

i mean, we get info from them… how could someone think kfans dont see it as well?)


Perhaps somehow they’ve [sm] sensed the k-media outlets were onto the accused pairing [kadi] during these recent months (cuz dem kadi x k-media pictures were booming)

Then suddenly the rumor about ‘same sex couple dating in the same group’ was blasting out in twitter (internationally – cuz it was in engliseu) a month ago (march 2016)  

The rumor could make them [sm] being extra cautious on ‘guarding/hiding’ this couple

According to another ‘conspiracy theory’ lol the ‘gay couple’ rumor came out in s.korea in sept 2015…  2(?) days before exo went to fiji for vacation 

idk if this shit is true, altho the sudden vacation is kinda weird imo – 

bc wasn’t exo busy about LMR japan debut at that time? why the sudden vacation? 

and at that time d.o x irene got rumored together just bc d.o helped her lmao


If you see the comments on the rumor page on twitter [i dont have the link, sorry], 

ppl were being hushed2, saying things like… “ah, i think i know who..” or “i have two people in mind" 

and those kinda comments got replied like this “then keep it to yourself, don’t mention their name..”

Nobody mentioned kadi, for real, no one mentioned them (i fucking scrolled to the bottom), 

but the comments did mention other couples, yet those ‘i think i know who but i aint gonna tell’ comments got the highest vote. 

[i voted those comments too bc i thought they were talking about kadi lol, somehow those comments seemed to be very discreet and they reminded me of the couple – bc the couple is subtle and known as backstage couple] 

And for me, it’s quite weird… bc our fandom is big, right? (I was expecting to see ‘kaisoo’ being written there, but nope.) 

kadi at that time was considered the last otp that SM hadn’t ruined…yet. gdi SM u had one job

in other platforms such as tumblr, YT, twitter ppl were preaching how fucking real the pairing is, and how they can’t wait for them [kadi] to get married etc

but when that rumor came out, NOBODY mentioned their name on the comment section of the rumor 

and it was quite bizarre for me. but im delu…so.. hahahaha. 


the rumor was also stated along with these sentences; 

“The same sex couple that they will be revealing are two members in the same group and are trending idols that are expected to cause a ripple in the industry.” 

It implies that the group is big, powerful and famous enough to cause such reaction in the industry, and i think we all know which group is the “babe” in kpop/hallyu world right now

“The outlet is currently preparing for the inevitable lawsuit that will result from the report.“ 

This implies that these people aren’t afraid, they have nothing to lose. They know they have solid proof thus the lawsuit would be futile –  

Im guessing that the company of these idols would sue the media outlet bc the reporters have ‘tainted’ the idols name for ‘spreading false info’,

but the media outlet prob would counter back with ‘well we have solid proof so it ain’t false, we only state the truth, we ain’t defiling anyone’s name here, we only share the truth to public’ bc they’re assholes

about the 'solid proof’ tho…

idk if it would be indeed something the media outlets have taken by themselves 

or something that they have taken from fans… you know, those moments we share to each other online

i mean, they’re media outlets, they’re legit journalist. 

some ppl still believe those photoshopped pictures and those shit dont have credible sources

if a legit media outlet does make a news about kaisoo they don’t have to use something strong imo (like legit kissing picts?)

they could’ve just put kadi moments (like that eskimo kiss, the kisspering pict etc), then add words about kadi being legit, put their company logo and ppl would def buy it.

they buy DP shit. why would it be any different with other k-media outlet?


What im trying to emphasize here it is not necessarily has to be a blackmail (some shady ppl called the-equally-shady-SM to get money[?]), bc it seems lots of ppl assuming it this way. i was too but then i changed my assumption.

SM perhaps has known already about it [the gay rumor] from little birdies who told them 

they have ppl who monitor fans reaction, what the fans would like, will this concept work, what kind of style members should wear next time, what is 'in’ right now, etc


This gay couple rumor might be only empty words.  It might be untrue, but it was/is still nerve wrecking.

Why? 

Because the rumor implies that the media outlets aren’t afraid, we can feel that they don’t give a shit about what would happen next through their words. 

They are indirectly threatening (the idols and the company) with their words. 

Something had to be done in case the rumor comes true. 

Thus perhaps bc of those things above they [sm] decided to take an action 

which is fast-forwarding the 'couple’ to be outed in April, not in June, like the Pann post have stated. 

That’s why unlike BY who had quite few of 'clues’ (like IG posts) KxK couple only has a minimum amount of it

Krys uploaded 1 pict when she was presumably shooting her drama. 5 days before the news. 

Why? Why she did that when she was busy? Why not right after she took the pict? Did she even take the picture? 

Would it be possible someone else did and then later on sent it to her and told her to upload it? 

Bc i still dont understand why she uploaded it at that day – when she was busy filming. 

Also, why they went out at 17 Feb (when DP took picts)? 

Kai had a flight to US on the next day 18 Feb and at that time Gaon chart award happened.

Gaon award started at 7 PM KST time, means the show must be held until late at night.

Why went out at such late time even tho tomorrow he had to take a flight?

Taking a long flight is fucking tiring – i couldnt even stan 2 hours flight (jetlag etc)

also idk if u notice it, but kai’s face looked sour on DP picts… he didn’t smile in any of those pictures

and then later on ppl uploaded KxK photoshopped pictures inside the pool

Why? Ppl said it was anti-fans who did it But is it really? 

Those pictures than 'backed up’ by a screenshot  text that belong to 'the hotel’s staff’

The timing was too precise… The picture got posted soon after the news came out

Why such pictures?

Let’s be real here, BY couple had faced lots of shit than KxK does rn

But no one never made such pict of them doing that kinda thing before (as far as i know ppl only photshopped pictures of them going out on date)

Why these photosopper want to make Kai looks like “the dude who did sexual thing with his girlfriend inside the swimming pool”

Why they also made a rumor about them living together ?

They didnt do this shit with BY even tho BY couple faced worst of it. (ppl booed at baek during live show, tae apologized to fans in the airport)

Why they go this far to show us that “kai exo isnt interested in dude –kyungsoo– bc the fake shit he had 'done’ implies he prefers chicks”

and the weird thing is… lots of fans have thought that kai was into dudes before this… 

even there’s a post about exo sexuality analysis that was made by a gay man, he basically said kai was relatable bc kai’s shy demeanor reminds him of his younger self. (and he noted that kai and kyungsoo probably have something going on even though he wasn’t kadi shippers)

lots of ppl also have claimed that kai has 'pinged’ them as gay, especially when he’s with kyungsoo but then this shit happened and some fans immediately say things like 'get over it ppl he’s straight' 

also this is prob just me but the photoshoped picts of them in pool and him smoking make him look ‘though’ now (he used to be seen as the cute/shy boy nini right? but those picts make him legit look like ‘kai’), 

kai is now your typical korean dude who’s into pretty chick and smokes thanks to those photoshopped pictures

but is he really?

ofc this is just IF, mkay? im delu. dont believe my words.

Besides the Pann post might be not true–but we’ll see about that soon i suppose.  

TL;DR: i agree with u but i dont think somebody called SM, i think SM knew/sniffed about the gay news, got worried, then they went ‘let’s rush outing our fabricated couple that was supposed to be outed in june’

sorry for bad engliseu, remember, im delu so my words aren’t credible


i reread this shit and holy fuck i sound so delu… but hey i dont give a shit lol it’s not like i know those bitches who judging me irl, they’re strangers anyway. 

@chinashio16

alright, so now im going to talk (rather extensively!) about something that has been bugging me for quite a while, concerning aa and, more specifically, narumitsu, and a certain exchange between the two that has been WIDELY misinterpreted by narumitsu shippers.

and before any of you use that gross argument of ‘oh, but you arent a shipper. youre just hating on the ship.’ im gonna say right now how i am most definitely a narumitsu shipper. even if you dont trust me, or the multitude of posts about narumitsu on my blog, i could easily recommend to you some of my friends to confirm this for you.

Keep reading

ilarual  asked:

Lifetime for SoMa?

So along with being the request of ilarual, this is also for kittenintheden, who requested the same prompt.  Prooooobably not what you two were thinking, and there will be a part two.

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Finding Sharkface:

Sometimes, Maka wondered what ever happened to Sharkface. That wasn’t really his name, of course, just what she’d called him when she was really mad at him, like she had been when he told her he was moving in a week. It was the summer before Jr. High, and he’d kissed her, and she’d punched him and run and never seen him again.

It still hurt, over a decade later.

They’d been best friends since preschool, inseparable. Sometimes they teased each other, annoyed each other, and lord knew they fought with each other, but deep down they had always, always loved each other. Maka would have told anyone who asked, then or now, that Soul was like the brother she had never wanted. Part of her knew that for the lie it was; that she still dreamed of that sweet childhood kiss, her first, told her it was probably something more, something she had thrown away before it ever had a chance, or maybe something life had destroyed. It made her heart ache to think of it, so she didn’t.

It was stupid. Soul was in her past, far in her past, a little boy lost. She had a life now, she had responsibilities, she didn’t have time to regret the silliness of her twelve year old self.

The night she looked him up on Facebook, Maka had been out drinking with Kim, Jackie, and Tsu, and had fended off no less than six horny idiots with beer goggles firmly in place. She was busy wondering how the hell she was going to manage to teach in the morning because she was that drunk which meant she would probably be that hungover as she stumbled into her apartment and opened up her laptop to double check her lesson plans. But her mind wandered, and she ended up on Facebook, and her mind wandered some more, and she wondered for the umpteenth time where he was and what he was doing because this was something she tended to do when she was drunk enough, and then she typed those two little words into the people search: Soul Evans.

Only one profile came up-who the hell named their kid Soul, anyway?-and of course it was him. His profile was public but sparse, just a snapshot and the occasional post about a performance. The white hair and red eyes of the man in the picture told her everything she needed to know, however, and damn it all if he wasn’t hot. The cute twelve year old had, unsurprisingly, grown into a smoking 22 year old; that wouldn’t be invading her dreams anytime soon, of course not.

Did he have a girlfriend? Fiance? Wife? Or-boyfriend even? Things can change a lot in a decade. Information on Soul’s page was limited-but it did say single. That was something. He was also practically scowling in the picture which hardly surprised her-he’d always been sullen, though she had always been able to draw out his rare smiles. Maka missed those smiles.

Holy hell, she was pining over a twelve year old ghost, a boy who had been replaced by the stranger in the picture. It was silly. Before she knew what she was doing, she clicked on the message button and the box popped up. Screw it. Here he was. Why not say hi? What was the worst that would happen-he wouldn’t remember her? He’d ignore her? He’d tell her to fuck off? She was a big girl; she could take it.

Hi Soul.

The name might throw you off-I use my Mom’s maiden last name on social media to be harder for my students to track-but this is Maka Albarn, not Maka Arakawa. I don’t really know if you remember me, but we used to be friends before you moved away from Death City. I was just wondering how you’re doing. Well, I hope!

I’d love to hear from you. It’s weird, and I hope you don’t find it creepy, but I really missed you when you left, and I still think about you. Okay, maybe that does sound creepy-it’s just, you really were my best friend.

Anyway-hope you’re having a nice life.

Love,

Maka

She pressed send before she could have second thoughts, and even still full of liquid courage, her stomach churned. That was probably stupid, right? Soul was far in her past-like her Mama and her pigtails and her ill advised Sailor Moon phase. It was probably better to let sleeping ghosts lie. Too late now.

He’d probably ignore her. At best, she wouldn’t hear back for hours or even days.

PING.

Maka blinked at her laptop. There was a new friend request on Facebook, along with a new message, both from someone named Soul Eater.

Who now? Could it be?

She clicked on the friend request, and a smirking image of Soul Evans stated back.

Soul Eater? What an utter dork. Figured.

She accepted the request and clicked on the message.

hey maka

course i remember u bookworm. i totally get using a fake name i do too. u messaged my professional profile, the one i keep to make the agent happy. this is the one i give to friends. r u still in death city?

Oh shit-oh shit-he remembered her and he’d messaged her back and he sounded-happy? Well, not unhappy, anyway. She should probably respond. But she was still drunk. Was it stupid to respond drunk? No more stupid than writing drunk.

Wow, Soul EATER? I’d ask, but I really don’t want to know. Yes I’m still in Death City. Where do you live now? Your other profile didn’t say.

She pressed send quickly, not wanting to second guess herself, trying to remind herself that whoever he had become, somewhere in there he was still Soul-had to be.

PING.

She didn’t hesitate to look at the new message.

betchu wanna know. might even find out one day if ur nice. I’m in LA now. kind of hate it, but if i want work i have to. stalked ur pics a bit. miss the pigtails. r u really a teacher? figures. if id had a teacher like u, i might have done better in english.

He was looking through her profile? Her stomach flipped as she clicked open Soul Eater’s profile. His profession was listed as Jazz Pianist, he did live in Los Angeles, he was still listed as single. There were a lot of pictures with a good looking black man, a few with two blonde girls. Her stomach clenched at that, until she saw another picture with the tall blonde and the same dark skinned man kissing next to an extremely flustered looking Soul. She noticed he smirked sometimes in the pictures, but he didn’t smile. He also didn’t post much-the pictures were mostly things he was tagged in by others, what posts there were mostly consisted of messages from others on his wall. She saw one from Wes about actually showing up for Christmas and smiled. Maybe some things never changed.

I’m really a teacher, yes. I’m glad you still play piano. I know you used to say you hated it, but you were always really good-and even if you hated how your parents acted, you loved music. Do you like being a jazz pianist? I’ll bet you’re really great! I’d love to hear you play!

As if she ever would now. Still, Maka pressed send. Her stomach was churning and she couldn’t tell if it was nerves or the alcohol, but with her mind feeling less foggy by the second, she suspected the former. Blair came up with a loud meow and she pet her absently, eyeing the message box, the churning in her stomach reaching nearly cataclysmic levels.

PING.

u were the only one i liked to play 4 back then. now i mostly just play for myself, but id love to play 4 u again. ive been thinking about coming back to dc for a long time but i wasnt sure. its only 5 hours. i really missed it.

Her heart was pounding in her chest. She had just found him and now he was talking about coming-here? About missing it here?

Hand shaking subtly, she typed a response.

I’d really like that. Everyone here really missed you. You could stay with me if you want-I have an extra room in my apartment.

She sent it, and it felt like her heart was going to explode out of her chest. Why had she offered that, to stay with her? He was a stranger. Except he wasn’t, how could he be? Even now, so many years later, he still felt like her best friend. He always had, even when he was long gone.

PING.

won’t ur boyfriend get mad?

Maka frowned at the screen. What now? Oh-OH. Yeah, that.

I don’t have a boyfriend. I just put that to keep pervs away. Single girls get messaged by all the creeps.

The response was almost instantaneous.

PING.

thats good. but how do u know im not a perv?

Laughing, she typed a response quickly.

You were always a perv, but I know you know I can kick your ass, so I’m not worried.

It was strange how it felt just like ten years ago, yet nothing like ten years ago. It did funny things to her insides.

PING.

dont i fucking know it. took a week for the last black eye to heal. u had a mean right hook even at 12.

Her heart froze. That had been the worst day of her life.

I’m sorry about that. I was upset. You shouldn’t have done that.

She was sober now, stone cold sober, and the sick feeling in her stomach and in her chest made her skin crawl.

There was a long pause. Maka thought she might lose her dinner. Her hand on Blair’s fur became restless.

PING.

She hesitated to click the message, fear clawing at her soul. She was being ridiculous; it was just a message, and he was just a boy from her past.

The only boy from her past who had ever really mattered.

i know i was a fucking idiot. i didnt know what else to do. i was just a scared kid and about to lose. doesnt matter. im sorry. ill make it up 2 u when i visit ok?

Her heart was still drumming in her chest, but she didn’t feel quite as sick.

Yeah, okay. I really missed you. Did you know that was my first kiss? Stupid, right? Anyway, I’m glad you want to visit. I really am.

She figured she may as well tell the truth. They weren’t children anymore, and it was easier, so far away, so far from when she’d last seen him, to lay herself bare. She wouldn’t punch him to hide her feelings; she wouldn’t lash out. Not here and not now. She couldn’t if she wanted to-he was just words on a screen.

PING.

mine too. m glad too. i was thinking i could visit this weekend. r u free? id really really like to see you again. if its ok.

Oh gods oh god oh god he wanted to come in less than a week? Was she ready for that? What the hell had she done?

Of course it’s okay, stupid Sharkface! I really need to get to bed, I have to teach in the morning, but my number is 555-555-4264. You can text me with details-I’ll give you my address. What day were you thinking about coming? I’ll try to plan a few things. I could maybe even get some of our old friends to come over one day, or we could meet them if you want. Or-well-if you’d rather stay somewhere else, that’s okay, too, I’d understand.

Shit, she was rambling. Why was she so nervous? It was just a visit, she had five days to prepare herself, it would be fine. It just seemed so-fast after so long, and she was in knots.

PING.

friday night if its ok dont have a gig this weekend. definitely rather stay with u bookworm rather just stick with u 2 if its ok can catch others another time. dont need to make plans just wanna hang out if thats cool?

He just wanted to see her. He just wanted to see her. Her heart was racing again. She didn’t know what it meant. She knew what she wanted it to mean, but she quashed that thought because it was ridiculous. She didn’t even know him, not anymore. Why was she acting like a twelve year old with a stupid crush?

Then again, she supposed, in a very real way, that’s what she was. Maybe that’s what they both were.

That’s totally cool. I’ll see you Friday, Soul. Goodnight.

She didn’t wait for his reply, just closed her laptop and trudged to her room, stripping down to dive in her bed and try to calm her ridiculously rapid heart rate.

A minute later, she got a text.

see u friday maka. night.

The deep sigh she let out as she put down her phone was a reflex. Excitement buzzed through her veins, fear, nervousness. She felt sick and dizzy and elated.

Five days. In five days, for the first time in a decade, she would see her best friend, the boy she had loved and lost before she had even known what love was.

On Friday, one way or another, everything would change.

anonymous asked:

ok what if adam drowns or something and ronan jumps in after him but then cabeswater revives Adam because of the sacrifice and in the process ronan dies wow I am sad now way to go this book will ruin me

this is some shakespearean tragedy shit holy mother *cracks knuckles*

  • adam is drowning
  • he’s always thought he knew what the sensation was like
  • whenever schoolwork, his father, glendower, cabeswater all pressed on him at once he would think, “i am drowning”
  • he thought he knew what it was like, thought he knew enough to compare
  • he was wrong
  • his clothes are heavy and they weight him down, his lungs are screaming, every nerve in his head feels like its exploding
  • and all he can think is “there is no air”, everywhere all around him, no matter how hard he swims upward “there is no air”
  • the darkness beneath him is pulling him down and the light above him is fading instead of growing and he’s so tired
  • i tried” he thinks “let them know that adam parrish fought until the very end”
  • he’s losing it now, his muscles are spasming and he can no longer swim
  • he feels himself sinking down, down, down
  • one last thought flickers across his mind before he loses consciousness; “ronan…”
  • “adam, adam, adam” is all ronan can think as he swims down, down, down
  • he’s not even sure why he knows he’s swimming towards the right spot, there is something deep within him, something other that is pulling him towards the bottom
  • he knows there is no way he will be able to get to adam and swim back up on the one hurried breath he took before he dove into the icy water
  • but he has to be there with him, he cant let adam go on alone
  • they will go together, at the bottom of the sea if he has anything to say about it
  • and then suddenly he is there
  • it’s so dark but he senses adam, floating up ahead of him
  • he grabs adam’s arm pulling him up, up, up
  • i’m here adam, i’m here i’ve got you hold on pleasepleaseplease”
  • it’s so hard and he’s so tired he wants to give up but he can’t because adam has fought so hard for his life and his future and he cant let him lose it like this
  • he’s losing it now  though too, adam is heavy and there is no air 
  • they are going so slow, so excruciatingly slow
  • cabeswater… cabeswater air” he speaks it out loud, and it comes out in a few scattered bubbles
  • it is all he can think to do, the last thing he can think to do before he stops to drift with adam clutched against him, waiting for unconsciousness to take hold
  • there is sudden movement beneath them, and a rush of water propels them upward towards the light
  • adam sits up vomiting water and gasping for air
  • his brain feels fried and he struggles to have a coherent thought
  • he was drowning, all alone, there is no way-
  • and then he sees him
  • limp and motionless lying there face up on the beach, soaking wet, lips blue, skin as pale as-
  • “no” stumbles from adams mouth
  • no no no ronan is fine, ronan was not here he was at The Barns there’s no way this is not real i am dead thisisnotreal
  • he crawls over to ronan and pulls him into him lap, gently shaking him
  • “ronan i’m here, look at me ronan, look i’m alright its okay”
  • he tries pumping his chest, tries pressing his cold lips to ronan’s pushing air into his lungs
  • but of course it’s no use, he’s gone and he’s not coming back
  • all he can think is, “how long was he lying here, dying alone, while i was right here i was right here”
  • adam is shaking, tears mingling with the salt water that drips from his hair
  • “please dont leave me here all alone pleasepleaseplease” it comes out high pitched and frantic, his voice cracking
  • hes stays there clutching ronan to him 
  • that’s how gansey finds them
  • adam is incoherent, whispering “i never got to tell him…i never got to tell him…”

whoops i’m sorry i need to go ugly cry now