“The floor beyond the stage is FILLED with people – among
them Mia, beaming with pride. Sebastian smiles to her. Mia grins right back,
heart swelling. This is the Echo, the first headline show for Keith’s band –
yet right now, it’s as if Mia and Sebastian were the only two people here,
echoing the spotlit fantasy when she first watched him play...”
FULL ON SCREAMING WITH SCREENSHOTS SPOILERS FOR YURI ON ICE EPISODE 12
YURI YOU SHIT YOU MADE VICTOR CRY
I HONESTLY THINK HE THOUGHT YURI WAS DUMPING HIM UNTIL THOSE TWO WORDS SO HE’S A LITTLE RELIEVED
BUT STILL FUCKING PISSED AT YURI
This is actually really grown up of them.
FUCK YOU FOR MAKING ME FEEL BAD FOR JJ
PHICHIT IS THE CUTEST LITTLE SHIT ALIVE
I DON’T WANT A COACH RN
I WANT VICTOR
CUTE FIANCE HUGS
THEN HE SKATED HIS HEART OUT AND LANDED THAT QUAD FLIP AND VICTOR IS SO PROUD
BUT YURI DIDN’T WANT TO ACTUALLY LET VICTOR GO
THE FACE OF A MAN REGRETTING HIS CHOICES
BROKE HIS FIANCE’S RECORD
DOESN’T FULLY REGRET HIS CHOICE CAUSE HE WANTS VICTOR TO SKATE
WHAT’S THIS YURIO? YOU SEEM UPSET…
VICTOR HAS TOO MANY FEELINGS
I FUCKING KNEW IT
YOU LITTLE TSUNDERE SHIT
YOU ADORABLE ANGRY CHILD. YOUR ENTIRE MOTIVATION TO WIN HAS SETTLED ON NOT WANTING YURI TO RETIRE AND THAT IS PRECIOUS
SO YURIO WINS AND YURI GETS SILVER WHICH HONESTLY SHOCKED THE FUCK OUT OF ME.
VICTOR YOU ARE IN PUBLIC AGAIN
HE’S TRYING NOT TO GET A BONER YOU THIRSTY ASS RUSSIAN
MORE CUTE COUPLE HUGS
DETERMINED YURI IS THE BEST YURI
EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED EVER
I AM DEAD
THE GAYS ON ICE KILLED ME.
Seriously though Yuri and Victor and Yurio together in Russia for season two? Yes please! I fucking loved this episode. I would have been happier with a kiss or a wedding but the pairs skating was sublime.
Also they talked it out and made their own choices about their future and they are still together.
Hey there! I think I am not the only who wished to have a Peter Pan in their life, right? So, I decided to somewhat bring Neverland to the real world. Provide an alternate dimension to Peter Pan. Oh how I wish it was real….
School. Teachers would call it a place of knowledge, where its students would come to learn new things.
Well, that’s their point of view being an educator.
For you (and most of the other students), it’s way more than that. It’s the only place where teens like you could find power above others. Sounds like Neverland, really. Most of the times, it was achieved through fear. Kindness do exist, but that would be rare in this millennial; in this school at least. Everyone just want to be on top. Fame, popularity, who wouldn’t want that?
As far as you know it, you were an exception to that. Initially, of course you were tempted to gain that fame, to be known among the students. But after a month into your 10th grade, you decided popularity isn’t for you.
Back seats were meant for you. You wouldn’t speak up or volunteer yourself. All you wanted was to graduate from this school with a well-enough grade and no trouble along the way. One could say, being invisible is your niche. But then again, being very close friends with a famous guy was not helping you at all.
“Hey, y/n.” A gruffed voice greeted you as you pulled out those heavy books from your bag and placed it in your locker. Without looking up, you knew extremely well who that would be, your best friend.
“Hi, Felix.” You replied with a slightly upbeat voice.
You zipped up your bag and slammed the locker door. Typical problematic locker. You turned to Felix who was leaning his body against the locker beside.
“Any plans for tonight?” Felix asked.
You took a pause before deciding on your answer to his question, giving yourself some time to deliberate on whether you should go or not. Most of the time, you would just wish to stay at home and relax on that comfy couch. But then again, it has been too long since you spent time with Felix. Especially with him busy training for the school’s basketball team.
“Pan’s having a party at his house. He asked me to invite you along.”
“Felix…” Before you could turn down his offer, he interrupted.
“Come on! It’s been so long since we got to hang out.”
“Of course, with your training getting in the way and you being such buddies with Pan…” It might have sounded as if you were jealous but you were actually not. You knew very well that no matter who else Felix was being good friends with, your close bond with Felix could never be broken. You could always count on him if you ever need a listening ear. That was one thing you have always admired about Felix.
Silence filled the air between you as you thought hard of your decision.
“Come on, honey.” That’s Felix’s nickname for you.
“Alright, fine! I’ll go. But you must promise me not to leave me alone. The moment you do that, I’ll find my own ride home.”
“Yayy!” He jumped for joy, like a kid that was just given a candy. “We wouldn’t want that… If anything ever happened to you, Dad would kill me for sure.”
You raised your eyebrows as you gave him that ‘you-know-it’ look.
“Alright! I’ll pick you up at 7. Don’t be late!” His voice fades away as he ran for the exit.
As soon as he disapperard from your sight, you had a monologue with yourself.
Why would Pan invite me? He doesn’t even know me. I am a nobody.
Nahh… Maybe he is just inviting the whole school.
After you made a self-conclusion, you shrugged and head home.
A whistling sound was heard from your phone, indicating that a message had just came in. You opened it to find one from Felix.
Reaching in 5. -F
You tossed your phone on your bed as you reached for your denim jacket in your wardrobe. After a good long look in the mirror, and a little bit of touching up, you tied up the shoelace on your sneakers and head down to the living room to find Felix talking to your dad. Your footsteps down the stairs interrupted their conversation as their head turned to you. “Oh, there you are, y/n.”
“Hey, Dad… I’ll be home late.”
“Alright, just make sure not too late. Don’t forget your keys.” He placed your home keys in your hand before he turned to Felix. “And, Felix. Y/n is your responsibility for the next few hours. Make sure you take good care of her, alright? And make sure she comes back safe and sound.”
Felix smiled before replying, “Don’t worry, Dad. I will.”
Felix calling your father as his own was not something unusual. You were so exceptionally close to Felix that you and your family treated him like their own. And his family have always treated you like you are a part of them. In fact, with one glance, most would think you and Felix were siblings just by looking at how close your bond was. You felt lucky to have such a good friend who have stuck by you all these years.
“Ready to go?” Felix directed the question to you.
“Bye, Mom! Bye, Dad!” You said as you gave a kiss on your parents’ cheeks before heading out.
Before you could open the door to a silver grey car that was parked at your driveway, Felix stopped you and opened the door to the passanger seat, like a gentleman would do for his lady. What’s got into him?
As you placed a foot inside, you realised Felix’s gaze has never left you ever since the both of you stepped out of the house. “Why are you staring at me like that?”
“Nothing. It’s just… you look different than usual.”
“What’s different? It’s just a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.”
“Even so… still much better than your oversized tees.”
You shook your head at his ridiculous explanation and took your place at the passenger seat. Felix closed the door beside you and ran around the car to his driver’s seat. He turned the keys and the engines started to roar. Watching him fastening his seat belt, you followed suit.
Pan’s house was not too far from yours. Just a 20-min drive would suffice. Despite the short travelling time, you decided to ask Felix of the long-awaited question that has been running in your mind since that afternoon.
“Why did Pan asked you to invite me personally? Can’t he just invite me himself like the rest of the school?” Your voice breaks the silence in the car as you looked at him. His eyes stayed glued on the road.
It took Felix a while before he could answer. “I don’t know… Maybe he just wanted to know who my best friends are?”
“We were in the same class since second grade! How could he not know me at the very least, even if he doesn’t know that you are my best friend?” Before you could stop yourself, you realised that you have risen your voice slightly.
“Wowww giiirl… Relax.”
“Sorry. Didn’t mean to.”
“Hahah! Nothin to worry about, honey. But you did told me you had a crush on him since fifth grade. So just take this chance to get to know him better, aite?”
Your eyes widened at his latest statement. “Heyyyy… No one else is supposed to know about that. I was so naive back then… Anyway… his famous now. Good looks. Charming. A little bit of that bad boy attitude. Most of the girls in school are all eyeing to be his girlfriend.” In your mind, you started to question how did you even started to have any feelings for him.
“Nope. Compete with those cheerleaders? Forget it. Just let me step back and enjoy the rest of my senior years being invisible.”
“Honey, you are my best friend. You can’t be invisible.”
“Yeah… I figured that. They have been calling me ‘Felix’s friend’ and made me help them get a date with you.”
“Sorry about that, honey.” He said as he let out a chuckle.
You smiled as you turned to look out to the road. With the windows downs and the winds blowing through your hair, you placed your hands on the ledge and rested your chin on it for the rest of the journey.
“We’re here!” Felix exclaimed as he parked his car two blocks away from Pan’s house.
From a distance, you could see exceptionally bright lights shining from a huge house. That’s one big party that Pan has thrown to welcome the weekends.
Loud music hit your eardrums as you got closer to his abode. With a brush of your hand, you quickly re-do your hair. It must have been very messy after that session of hair-blowing in the car.
“Let’s go in.”
With you being an introvert and not used to such a huge crowd, a sense of insecurity started to fill you. You wrapped your hands around Felix’s arms and followed behind him as he shoved through the crowded living room.
After all that pushing and shoving, you found yourself standing by the outdoor pool. You did a quick turn to admire the architectural beauty of his home. Despite knowing him since young, you had never step foot inside his home. He is SO rich! That must be an added reason he was so famous in school. You made a quick note to yourself that with all this wealth, all the more reason you should stay away from him. Don’t want any cat fights with the girls in the school.
Your eyes stopped at a shelter nearby where a familiar stature was leaning on the countertop with a drink in his hand. Straightaway, you recognised him to be the owner of this home, or at least the son to its owners.
Felix started to make a move towads Pan. Butterflies started to fly around in your stomach. Even though those feelings that you had for him was years ago, meeting with the most well-known student in school still send chills down your spine.
You pulled Felix back and shook your head, telling him that you don’t want to go over to the famous Peter Pan.
“Come on. Don’t be shy.” Felix winked. Since he is much stronger than you, pulling him back wouldn’t stop him. In the end, you obliged but got yourself getting closer to him and hugging his arms even tighter.
“Hey, Pan!” Felix called out and waved his hands from a distance. Nearer to him, he shook his hands and they hit each other with their shoulder, greeting each other with the common bro hug. Felix did the same to the other three boys that were standing with Pan.
Never did you realise that your hands were still wrapped around Felix’s arms.
“Oh. Hi, y/n.” Pan smiled as his eyes landed on you.
Still feeling that wings flapping around in your stomach, you presented a sweet smile to him.
“Sorry. She’s a little shy.” You pulled Felix’s sleeves, embarrased by his words.
“Don’t worry, y/n. I don’t bite.”
“Honey, why don’t you wait here for a while while I go get us some drinks?”
Before you could stop him, he ran into the house back to the living room, where you saw the food and drinks earlier while you were finding your way around the house. You felt like hopping on a ride home but you were standing with Pan. How could one ever walk out of the famous Peter Pan?
“See ya later, Pan.” Said the three boys who started to walk away. Now, left the two of you alone to converse. Those wings weren’t much of a help for you.
“So… y/n. How are you?” Pan started the conversation.
“Oh. Urmm… Fine. Absolutely fine.”
Seriously, y/n? No other words than ‘absolutely’? You scolded yourself in your heart.
“Urmm… How about you?” You returned him with the same question, recalled of the 101 tips that was taught in social etiquette class.
“I’m good too, actually. Never been better.” He said as he raised his both hands, showing his physical attributes to you. No matter how much you tried, you could not stop thinking of how good he looks right now, despite him just wearing a t-shirt that says “Party Rocks” along with a pair of jeans and a jacket to protect him from the cold wind.
“Anywaay… what’s with Felix calling you 'Honey’?”
“That was just nothing. It’s just a nickname he had for me since we were kids.”
“Oh. I thought you are his girlfriend, looking at how close you guys were. Though, it was quite weird that he would tell me of all the girlfriends he had but never really talked about you being his lover. Thought he had finally got over that Stacy girl.”
You laughed at Pan’s words, ridiculing at his statement. You could not believe the assumption he made about you and Felix. “Felix and I are just best friends. Really good friends. Don’t think loving each other as a couple was ever in our dictionary.”
“Oh… that’s great.” You could see Pan smiling. But his expression made your smile fade away, feeling that he has a hidden agenda.
“Why would it be great?”
The next moment, you realised he was getting too close to you as he placed his mouth near to your ears. Feeling his breath against your skin, he whispered, “You look cute, by the way. Can I call you Honey too?”
Taken by surprise, you took a step back. Your wide eyes gazed into his deep olive-green eyes as you wondered what he meant by that.
Before you could reply him, Felix walked towards you with two drinks in his hand. Still in shock, you slowly grabbed the cup from Felix’s hand that was handed out to you while your mind was still wrapped around Pan’s words.
“I’ll take that as a yes then.” Said Pan as he winked at you.
“What are you guys talking about?” Felix wondered as he took a sip from his cup.
“Nothing!” Your sudden risen voice took Felix by surprise.
“Relax girl. I was just asking.”
You gave him the sincerest smile that you could possibly do, trying to tell him that your conversation with Pan earlier was nothing much of importance for him to care about.
As Felix and Pan started to converse with one another, you faithfully stood beside Felix and followed them wherever they goes. When they decided to take a seat at the chair that was placed slightly further from the crowd, you followed suit.
Despite being side by side with them, you could not hear much of their conversation. Or mainly, you could not understand what they were talking about. Boys.
For the first few times, you tried to follow along their conversation, asking them questions along the way. After a few failed attempts, you decided to just switch off your hearing and just stared into the night sky, something that you usually do when you were feeling down or bored.
Occasionally, you took a sip of your drink and looked at your watch every now and then, secretly hoping that this night, which seemed unbelievably longer than usual, would end real soon.
An hour in, Felix received a call and stepped slightly further away, leaving the two of you together once again. Not wanting to go through that awkward feeling again, you took out your phone from your pocket and scrolled through your social media; from instagram, to twitter, to facebook, and back again till Felix came back.
Felix’s change of expression clearly shows that something bad has happened.
“What’s wrong?” You asked him.
“Stacy… she’s got into some trouble.” He took a pause before he said his real worry. “But how are you getting home? I promised Dad.”
In silence, your heart leaped for joy. Finally, you are going home! Though, you did feel bad for Felix. Stacy might be pretty but her attitude doesn’t speak the same.
“Don’t worry about me. I can find my ride home. I can just call Dad to pick me up or take a cab homep.”
“What are you talking about? I can drive you home.” Pan’s voice made the both of you turned to look at him in shock.
“You sure about that, Pan?”
“Yeah, why not? It’s just not too far, right?”
“But Pan… it’s fine. I can just call a cab home.” You tried to persuade them but it seemed like it just fall into deaf ears.
“Thanks Pan! I owe you big time!” Felix’s voice starts to fade as he sprint for his car.
“But Felix!” You shouted for him.
“Don’t worry, honey! I will text Dad about this!” You could barely his last words before his car zooms off into the middle of the road.
With Felix gone from sight, you turned to Pan with a disheartened look. “Honestly, Pan… you don’t have to. I can just call a cab home. Or even get an uber.”
“What?! Uber? Do you know how dangerous it is for a girl like you taking a stranger’s car? What if something happened to you? How am I going to answer Felix, or your parents for that matter?”
“But Pan, you are the host of the party. You should be here the whole time.”
“Nahhh… who cares. I will just be gone for a short while. They wouldn’t even realise that I went out. Anyway, my caretaker can help to ensure things don’t get out hand.”
“If I keep on protesting, it just won’t do any good, right?” Pan gave you a cheeky smile. “Alright… fine… Sorry for the trouble.”
“No worries about it! I consider it as an honour. Come, let me take you to my car.” He said as he held out his hand for you. Reluctantly, you placed your hand on his.
Pan pulled you along and you followed his every footsteps. After all the bulldozing through the crowd, you found yourself standing in the car garage that was located in the basement of his mansion. You stared at every corner and judging by the size of it, you estimated that it could fit at least four cars inside.
“Don’t just stand there, honey. Get in.” He opened the door to the passenger’s seat for you to get in.
You turned to see him standing by a black Audi. It was only then that you realised you were drooling over the luxurious decor (metaphorically, of course). Not to mention the expensive cars that was kept securely in this garage.
“He is filthy rich.” You whispered to yourself, just loud enough for your own hearing.
“Oh, nothing.” You quickly walked up to him and went into the car to avoid any follow-up questions.
Before you could fasten your seatbelt, Pan went over to you from his driver’s seat and pulled down the seatbelt. With his face just inches away from yours, you felt as if your breath was taken away from you. You gazed deep into his green eyes. Your heart started to beat faster than it ever was, as if you had just completed a marathon. His warm breath hit your face and you felt as if time had stopped for a moment.
Starting to feel that giant butterfly coming back in your stomach, you let out a cough, bringing Pan back to reality. Realising that he had been staring at you for too long, he quickly buckled up your seatbelt and went back to his seat. He turned the engine on. With the roaring sound filling the garage, he stepped on the pedal and drives the car out of the driveway to the main road.
While he was driving, you took a quick look from the corner of your eyes. You noticed that he was not the boy you used to had a crush on back in the past. He has grown so much, like you, only more handsome and charming. No wonder girls in your school were queuing up to be his girlfriend, hoping to be his true love.
Soon after, his car stopped in front of your house. He quickly ran out of his driver’s seat and opened the door for you. No matter how much you wanted to deny it, you were slightly moved by his actions.
“Thanks for the ride home.” You said as you stepped out of the car. Your first words to Pan ever since you got into the car.
“No worries about it. As long as I can get you home safe, nothing is too much of a trouble for me.”
As you started to make a beeline towards your house, a question popped into your head. You turned back to face him. “How did you know where my house is?”
“Honey, I’ve known you since second grade. We used to take the same bus to school, remember?”
You were taken aback by his reply. “But that was ages ago. I can’t believe you still remember that.”
“I remember all the things about cool people. I think you’re cool.”
You smiled sheepishly at Pan.
Before you walked away, you gave him a kiss on the cheeks and said “Thanks”, leaving Pan with a wide smile on his face.
Felt satisfied, you skipped happily back into the house, like a little girl who was just given a new doll to add to her tea party. It was only then did your realise that you had never so high before.
With a heart over the moon, you walked into your home with a huge smile. Your smile got wider as you heard his car drive off from your home.
Pan… why did you make me feel this way about you all over again?