Summary: hi! could you write a theo imagine based on Melanie martinez’s song Dollhouse? something where theo & reader are yelling at each other and he says something about (accuses) her having a perfect life, and she confesses about her dysfunctional family?? sorry that’s oddly specific haha I just really love the song :-) thanks!
Places, places, get in your places, throw on your dress and put on your doll faces. Everyone thinks that we’re perfect. Please don’t let them look through the curtains.
This house, these photographs hanging on the wall and sitting pretty all throughout the house was a lie, a cover up if you would. Only you knew and saw what happened once guests let and once that front door closed. No-one could understand or even fathom how picture perfect you had to be within these walls.
Theo had come over like he does everyday and straight away you knew he was in a bad mood. From the moment he stepped through the door, his jaw was clenched and you could tell he was taking deep breaths to calm himself down.
“Everything okay Theo?” you asked him, and a part of you wished you hadn’t.
“Okay? Does everything look like it’s okay?” he sighed.
“It was just a question, there is no need to get all mad about it” you replied. Usually when things between you and Theo got to the point where an argument was about to occur, you gave each other space. But something about this fight was going to be different.
“Babe I’m past mad, I have a pack who can’t do anything right which means I have to fix what they screw up, it’s getting harder and harder to achieve what I set out to do and to top it all off I’m still not a bloody alpha!” his voice rose higher every time he checked off another point, Theo had a short fuse that’s for sure.
You didn’t know what to say. So silence seemed like the best option, in fact it was probably the safest one.
Picture, picture, smile for the picture, pose with your brother, won’t you be a good sister?Everyone thinks that we’re perfect. Please don’t let them look through the curtains.
Theo had picked up a photo frame that was sitting on the mantel, there was plenty to choose from. All showed the same thing, a family that supposedly had no flaws, no issues…oh how people were horribly mistaken.
“It must be nice” Theo spoke and you had no idea what he was referring too.
“What must be nice?” you asked, holding your breath.
“This” he held up the photo in his hands, and pointed to all the ones on the mantel. “To have a family, to grow up with no worries. Your lucky Y/N, you have a fucking perfect life”. He threw the photo on the couch, and the word perfect made you want to throw up.
“You think my life is perfect? You have no idea how wrong you are”.
He turned to you, and it took everything not to explode right then and there.
“Care to elaborate? Because these photos tell a completely different story”.
He didn’t believe you…and you had to admit it hurt. “Yes they do Theo, but photos can be deceiving. Every one of these so called photos is a curtain, their fake! They paint a picture that doesn’t fucking exist Theo!” you shouted, not caring that you were breaking down in front of him.
You went to pick up the photo he threw on the couch, “Do you see this? A photo full of fake smiles, and perfect posture. A photo that is full of lies. You and everyone else see a perfect family, but underneath is a dysfunctional one”. You threw the photo on the floor, and Theo was left standing with a blank expression.
Staring at all the other photos it was harder and harder to pretend that nothing was wrong. “My family is far from perfect, and I didn’t tell you because my parents don’t want anyone to know. So I keep my mouth shut and play along, and I guess it’s all pretty convincing….even you couldn’t see behind the disguise. Can’t believe I fooled Theo Raeken”.
You sat down on the edge of the couch, putting your head in your hands. Theo sat near you and put his hands around you shoulder, pulling you into him. “I’m sorry babygirl, if I had known…”.
“But you didn’t and I can’t blame you for lashing out, you’re under stress too.” you replied.
“That doesn’t mean I let my anger get the best of me, or aim it towards you”.
You looked him in the eye and he gave you a smile, “Well you know now and it’s like a weight lifted off my shoulder”.
He kissed you on the forehead, tracing your skin with his fingers. “Anytime, any day…whenever you want to get away from all this, I will gladly leave my door open for you babe. It can be just the two of us if this gets all to much for you”.
Biting your lip to not allow any tears to fall, you lifted your head. Leaning in your lips find his and it provided you with so much more than what a simple kiss could. Theo was you salvation from this family hell, and when you were with him there was no pretending or faking….because everything was real, everything was perfect.
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E. I see things that nobody else sees.
Living in this house, being apart of a family that was crumbling in more ways than one and having to keep quiet, was the hardest thing ever. You were living in a dollhouse….and now you weren’t the only one who saw that.
The two of you pulled away and Theo grabbed your hand, pulling you up. “Let’s get out of here, yeah?” he told you. Not bothering to clean up or pick up the broken frame, Theo and you walked out and shut the door.
And maybe, just maybe the closing of the door was a metaphor, a sign that better things were headed…and that this dollhouse was going to be no more.
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Fi (ENTJ, ESTJ):</b> you idiots are all wrong and I will fucking SHOW YOU<p/><b>Ti (ENFJ, ESFJ):</b> yes but what is the TRUTH??<p/><b>Fe (ISTP, INTP):</b> I'm in a glass cage of emooootion<p/><b>Te (INFP, ISFP):</b> you. Stop. Right now. I must organize our EVERY MOVE. you're disorganized and you're annoying me.<p/><b>Si (ENFP, ENTP):</b> am I always the only one how does the things that must be done?<p/><b>Ni (ESFP, ESTP):</b> what do you mean the earth is not going to explode? ALL THE SIGNS ARE THERE BRO<p/><b>Se (INTJ, INFJ):</b> i REALLY want to punch the wall, like, right now<p/><b>Ne (ISTJ, ISFJ):</b> r e v o l u t i o n. Everything's going to hell anyway. Let's change every fucking thing. Now.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
Hiya!! I love your headcanons for the riarkle kids (I love all your headcanons lbr here) and as a fellow theatre geek, wondered which kid is the most theatre geek-y? I know you said that they're all pretty involved, but there's a chill drama kid and then there's a Minkus-Matthews kid 😂 xxx
WHY WITH THE OC’S omfg okay
Penny cannot fucking sing
No one has the heart to tell her
Basically every year she goes out for shows and has an experience close to Farkle’s at the end of GM Truth
They do not tell her the truth lmao they just all let her believe that for some reason the drama teacher has already picked favorites and she’s just not one of them
She eventually just quits altogether like junior year because at this point it’s ‘disrespectful’ lmao but she still listens to/sees shows whenever she can.
Everyone keeps trying to get Cassie into theater professionally bc she’s A+ at dancing/singing/acting but the fact alone that everyone wants her to do it stops her from doing it lol
But she still really likes them
But to anyone outside her family, theater is like…a closeted passion lmao
Her daughter Tabitha gets super involved with it at school too
And then when they move to New York, they move in with Auggie and Ava and Ava’s a fucking Broadway actress so obviously the four of them geek out all the time
BUT SHE NEVER TOLD HER GIRLFRIEND KATIE ABOUT THE CLOSETED PASSION
And one day Katie tries to sneak into the apartment when she thinks everyone’s out to set up for a surprise romantic dinner
BUT THEY ARENT OUT
CASSIE, TABBY, AUGGIE AND AVA ARE HAVING A SHOWTUNES SING OFF
She enters as Cassie is doing Mein Herr from Cabaret
And when Cassie finally notices she’s there she’s FREAKING OUT because she’s been exposed but Katie is about to achieve an Anime-Nosebleed over this omfg
Needless to say she starts looking into musicals more and they just become trash together it’s v cute
Cleo does not fucking care
You all need to stop singing
She just wants to play lacrosse STOP TAP DANCING DAD
SINGING RANDOMLY DOES NOT MAKE S E N S E
WHY ARE YOU ALL LIKE THIS
One day she caught her son Riley on Broadway.com and acted as though she had walked in on him watching porn omfg
She just. Needs everyone to stop with the theater thank you and goodnight lol
Tessa only admits to liking the ‘darker’ shows because she’s 9Edgy5You
You know like Sweeny Todd, American Psycho, Heathers, Jekyll and Hide, shows like that
Get this Mama Mia shit away from her, she yells, as Riley feels her heart collapse
Although Tessa will never admit it for obvious reasons, but she REALLY fucking loves Legally Blonde the musical omfg
The only time she ever did a show was her senior year when the school did Jekyll and Hide and she got the role of Lucy and she RUINED EVERYONE’S LIVES WHAT THE FUCK TESSA WHERE DID THESE EMOTIONS COME FROM
Also she literally didn’t mention to anyone she was in the show, Nova and Leo brought it up bc they were in it too lol
THE WAY SHE TAKES EVERYTHING ELSE IN LIFE
V E R Y S E R I O U S L Y
Life is a competition and there is literally nothing more competitive than auditions holy shit
She signed herself up for voice lessons when she was five
Like Riley and Farkle had no idea until they were billed for like 3 months of her lessons at a theater school and they were like WTF
THEY THOUGHT SHE WAS AT THE CHURCH DOWN THE STREET AT A YOUTH GROUP
Okay and Nova is also 900% the kind that when her best friend doesn’t get the role she wants, she’s just like “Don’t worry I can get you rat poison!!!”
She’s like Sharpay but nicer, do you feel me
If Sharpay and Gabriella had a love child, it’d be this girl
She’s that bitch at dance rehearsal that is like “Ugh warm up stretches are the worst!!!!” and then very easily just pulls her leg over her fucking head as you struggle to breathe without falling over and pulling something
She can rap Guns and Ships perfectly it’s the funniest fucking thing
Always running for drama club president and stuff
Ends up marrying a Broadway actor that she toootally hadn’t been fangirling over for years lol
L e o
Is such a mess of a human being
Because he really doesn’t actually care at all about theater but he feels like he needs to bc his family is so crazy about it
And it’s so funny like he’s sleep through shows and movies and miss important plot details and have to bullshit scenes that he liked most when his fam asks lol
And he SHOULD NOT DANCE
HE IS FAR TOO KLUTZY
He’ll be in his usual attire of backwards baseball cap, vintage welding googles or some shit, and he’ll be carrying like a three books and a fucking knife collection
And someone will be like “LEO I BET YOU CANT DO A BACK FLIP INTO A PIROUETTE” and he’s immediately like “YOU WANNA FUCKIN BET” and tries to do it without dropping anything so Farkle’s in the back yelling “sON NO” and it never ends well okay
Anyway so his freshman year of high school, Nova, Tessa, and his best friend/girlfriend Skyler literally fucking bully him into joining the drama club
Because 1) It’s always funny seeing him trying to dance but also 2) SHIT he’s actually a great singer and actor what the fuck they NEED you LEo
But like. They literally bully him into this omfg
Tessa’s decided since she’s a junior she’s allowed to make her freshman sibling’s life hell lol but she doesn’t actually do anything that will actually hurt him or upset him you know what I mean
But like he’ll be minding his own business and then Tessa is jokingly slamming him into a locker telling him that he’ll never stop being a dork unless he does theater
Or she’ll be like ‘You have to listen to me you’re freshman scum and I am the Upperclass Overlord JOIN THE DAMN DRAMA CLUB”
Nova will fill his locker with passive aggressive notes insulting/challenging him like ‘you must be a wuss’ or ‘I bet you won’t try out because you have no talent’ and stuff like that
And he mentioned them to her and she’s like ‘Oh my God who would ever say such horrible things to my dear, precious brother’ and he’s just like ‘NOVA I CAN RECOGNIZE YOUR HAND WRITING CUT IT OUT” lmao
“Skyler please listen to me I really don’t want to try out for the drama club!”
“Well Leo I really don’t want to make out with you right now! Should I take one for the team or go home?”
“WhAT thE FuCK”
So eventually after like 2 months of this he gives up and decides to audition
And he’s like “Maybe…I’ll just sabotage my own audition so they don’t cast me as anything”
And he got really excited about that plan
Since he is his father’s son
None of his plans can ever work out for him
So everything he did to sabotage himself, something else happened that prevented him from looking bad
It was so fucking funny to the girls bc they knew he was trying so hard to suck and it just wasn’t working lmao
They cast him as Moritz in Spring Awakening lmao
And after that, everyone in school wouldn’t stop talking about how great a performer he was, so he was like…fuck I’m stuck with this until I graduate aren’t I
On his last day of high school, Riley and Farkle go into his room to have an emotional ‘Oh my God our baby’s graduating” talk after they had one with Nova
But they open the door and
Leo’s got a fucking sacrificial alter or some shit set up, and a metal trashcan with a fire blazing in it right in front of it
And he’s throwing into it all his scripts, costume pieces, makeup and tap shoes he’s gathered up over the years, laughing manically
When he notices his parents he freezes and they just stare at each other for like five whole minutes
But that took his concentration away from the fire, which then got too big and catches his fucking sleeve on fire
So he’s now jumping around trying to put it out and that causes him to bang into the fucking alter, knocking it down and putting a fucking hole in his floor.
Riley’s just like “why couldn’t we have just walked in on you watching porn” at the same time Farkle goes “why are you like this” lmao
They never speak of that again
He still gets dragged along on family musical trips tho lmao
ok but imagine bangtan's dressing up for halloween, but kook sees jimin, and he's just in a white t-shirt, jeans and a beanie so kook goes 'what are you meant to be???'. jimin points to his feet and he's wearing timberlands, and kook's still like '???' (yoongi groans bc are u seriOUS JEON) and jimin smiles and goes 'the handsomest halloween costume i've ever worn, it's called jeon jungkookie~' and all of a sudden kook's face super red :') (it's late and i can't stop laughing about this idea ;^;)
OH MY GOSH Y OUR E A FUCCING GENIUS I CANT STOP SQUEALING DMKWKDKDKD AND THEN TO TEASE THE SMOL BAB HE WOULD BE LIKE “HYUNG I HAD TROUBLE FIGURING IT OUT BECAUSE LAST TIME I CHECKED I WASNT THAT SHORT….” aND JIMIN WOULD PRETEND TO BE OFFENDED AND JUNGKOOK WOULD BACKHUG HIM AND TELL HIM HOW CUTE HE IS AND HOW MUCH HE LOVES THE CONSTUME AND *bREATHES* IM O K A Y