early chris

The Mixed Tape

A Polyfarms Soulmate AU where songs sung by your soulmate get stuck in your head. 

Kinda for @charmerweek but also an 11k monstrosity so take of it what you will. 

Also on AO3 


November 2013

*beep beep beep*

A hand slams down on the analogue alarm clock next to the full-sized bed. The hand retreats underneath the Shark’s comforter. The afternoon air is still and quiet. Something shifts around the bed, A tuft of black hair peeks out as a loud groan is admitted from somewhere within its covers. The hand slips out again, reaching for the iPhone resting on the nightstand. A bleary-eyed teen pokes his head out to check the time on the screen.

4:35 pm the phones reads.

“Shit,” the boy curses.

He jumps out of bed. He scrambles to slip on his ratty, black converse. Hastily, he snatches his keys and slings his backpack over his right shoulder. He rushes down the steps, ignoring his sister’s protests to slow down.

“I’m running late,” he shouts over his shoulder. He runs through the garage, picking up his skateboard. He’ll hardly have time for his pregame playlist. He sighs, fishing his earbuds from his backpack, selecting the proper list on his phone before opening the garage door.

“Close behind me!” Chris hollers at his sister. He presses play, slipping his phone in his back jeans pocket. With a foot on the board, he peddles a few steps—allowing the steep hills of San Francisco to carry him all the way to hockey practice. Fortunately, today was only a scrimmage.

“I hope they’re not busy night now,” he mumbles. Thinking of his soulmate—out there somewhere—as he hums along, “the faster we’re falling, we’re stopping and stalling…We’re running in circles again.”  

Meanwhile, approximately three hundred miles south, a girls’ volleyball team is in the midst of a warm up for a regional qualifying game. A tall brunette is in the middle of passing drills with her partner when a familiar song floats into her head.

“Change,” she shouts at the team manager, a petite blond girl in a faded polo and spandex.

“To what?” the manager shouts back.

“In Too Deep,” the girl shouts back.

The manager gives a thumbs up, switching the song quickly. It was commonly accepted on their team that soulmates could be distracting and it was easier to join along with them than it was to counteract their songs with other music.

“Just as things we’re looking up,” she shouts. “You said it wasn’t good enough.”

“But still we’re trying one more time,” her team chimes in, causing Caitlin to laugh.

Somewhere in Massachusetts, a prep school hockey team is in the middle of the third period of a regular season game. One of the defensemen hears a song crescendo in his mind. He chuckles to himself.

“You always know how to make a game more interesting,” Derek chirps his soulmate.

He rushes a winger as he sings, “maybe we’re just trying too hard. When really it’s closer than it is too far.”

In a small town in Maine, a high school senior is amidst a typical party. He tries to ignore the music in his mind. Forcing himself to enjoy the tedious conversation he’s having with someone’s cousin who’s visiting from out of town. Unfortunately, the song has gotten so loud he can hardly concentrate.

“Will you excuse me?” He says, not bothering to hear the answer as he pushes away from the girl. He bolts out of the basement, finding a quiet corner near the backyard door.

“You really suck sometimes,” Will announces to whoever figured out how to make their music so blaringly loud. He doesn’t have much option other than to join in, “cause I’m in too deep, and I’m trying to keep. Up above in my head, instead of going under.”

The song ends almost as quickly as it starts. There’s a few punk songs that come up, and some Kesha that happens at one point. Will has learned not to think too deeply about his soulmate’s music taste. He’s realized that it’s too dynamic and varying to give a real sense of who they are. He feels like he knows them, though. He’d love to know how they get so incredibly fucking loud at the weirdest times, but there’s not much he can do about that…yet. Yet, he keeps reminding himself. Soulmates meet each other eventually, his mom reminds him constantly.

Considering he’s grown up around the same small group of people, Will’s relived it’s not one of them. It means that he won’t be stuck here his entire life. He’s going places. He’s going to fall in love…someday.

The music stops after twenty minutes. There’s a comfortable silence in which the music of the party he’s at is quiet in comparison. It gives him time to decompress. Later, he’s sure he’ll here some Queen or Pat Benatar. He’s pretty sure his soulmate is an athlete, but the jury’s still out on that. It’s something they’ll bond over. He can feel it.

Keep reading

I SEE YOU PHICHIT.

I SEE YOU POSTING A PIC WITH HEAVY YUURI-VIKTOR IMPLICATIONS, AND THEN YOU TRY TO SNAP A PIC OF CHRIS-VIKTOR WHEN THEY’RE TOGETHER.

I SEE YOU STARTING THOSE SHIP WARS.

I SEE YOU.

I love you

Things that make sense after episode 10

Why everyone is super friendly with Yuuri, even though he claims only Phichit is his friend.

Why Victor came to coach Yuuri.

Why the rumor even started that Victor was taking time off to coach Yuuri.

Why Yuri is mad Victor came to coach Yuuri.

Why Yuri knows he lost the Showdown early on.

Why Chris was *ahem* affectionate at China cup.

Why Phichit has a constant “you kind of deserve this” attitude towards Victor’s shenanigans

Why Phichit has been playing worlds best wingman.

Why no one has been focusing on the Epic Romance playing out (it wasn’t hard to see coming and they just want to skate).

Why everyone keeps offering Yuuri drinks to calm his nerves.

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the other one needs encouragement too, senpai! or we’ll just leave him to mochi

[this is a scheduled post]

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Chris Benoit vs Adam Bomb - Inside Wrestling [November 1995]

In the middle of his NJPW run and his appearances in ECW, Chris Benoit stopped by Vince Jr’s territory for three dark matches during summer 1995. He took on (and lost to) Sparky Plugg (Bob Holly), Owen Hart, and Adam Bomb, but Benoit never ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation that year. Instead, he’d continue with New Japan until officially becoming a full-time wrestler for World Championship Wrestling in October 1995.

This Inside Wrestling story is kinda funny too as the kayfabe narrative it writes out has Benoit paired with Ted DiBiase specifically due to DiBiase wanting the “Crippler” on his team. The story mentions “The Million Dollar Man” sending off a henchmen to Philadelphia to raid ECW talent, with the hopes of stealing away Sabu. Once Benoit saw the DiBiase stooge at the show, Benoit set out to prove himself and “put Sabu away in spectacularly gruesome fashion, breaking a pair of vertebrae in Sabu’s neck with a suplex”.

The manner at which Chris Benoit destroyed Sabu impressed DiBiase’s associate causing DiBiase to arrange a deal with Benoit that would involve him being a member of his Million-Dollar Corporation.  Obviously that all never happened, but who knows – in an alternate universe, maybe it was Chris Benoit who become The Ringmaster for Ted DiBiase!

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Happy 35th Birthday Christopher Robert Evans! (June 13th,1981)

“If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal. Up until now, I made movies - and I have a nice house, a nice car. I’m fortunate, happy and grateful. Life is good.”

headcanon # 1

imagine the gang spending christmas together

- neil would bring everyone a santa hat, except todd, whom he brings a reindeer headband

- but then charlie steals it and uses some random red lipstick and draws a big dot on his nose and pretends to be rudolph

- DRUNK SINGING (because we all know charlie would spike everyone’s eggnog)

- but charlie would get more drunk then the rest oops

- knox would leave early to see chris, and give her the christmas present he got for her, which would be a beautiful necklace

- everyone got presents and got something they liked which is good!

- but when everyone passes out from all the food they ate neil gives todd a book of poetry he written for todd filled with love poems and even some photos of the two and TODD JUST TEARS UP FROM HAPPINESS but he kisses him to make it stop

🎄✨merry christmas everybody! i hope you have a great day! ✨🎄

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But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?