‘so i’ll probably see [desirable professor who has been recommended to me by desirable professor in Sydney but is extremely hard to see who only holds a clinic for two hours once a week and like at this point i’m pretty sure i’ll see Santa before i see him]?’
‘indeed it is his area and yes he is rarer than a unicorn but i think he’ll make an exception for your case.’
‘hey cool, i hope you have an awesome day thank you for helping me’
A glow stick has to crack to be able to shine. (Until it cracks a glow stick does not shine.)
Sometimes we can’t recognize our true brilliance until we’ve hit that wall. When we finally come to that place where something doesn’t come easily anymore. When we really get challenged, and almost (or do) give up. Know that it’s in there. Like a glow stick, it’s just waiting to finally be cracked so it can glow.
!!! i love your minghao flowershop!au ㅠㅜㅠㅜ can you do one with jihoon, please? thank you! and keep up the good work ♡
- you’re broke and need a job asap - you quit your last job to focus more on school but now it’s summer break and here you are….. jobless and somewhat regretful - so now you’re walking around handing out resumes, just begging for someone to hire you - and that’s when you come across a little flower shop - a sign that reads “HIRING” is stuck on the window and you’re like !!! this is my chance !!! - but you stop because…… you don’t know anything about flowers…… but you’re like oh well they’ll train me anyway and i really need the money - you enter the shop and this boy by the counter greets you while fixing a bouquet of flowers for the customer he’s serving - there are about three more people in line and you patiently wait for him to finish ringing them up before going to the counter - when they all leave, you go up to him and say “hello, i saw the sign you put up and i was wondering if i could apply?” and the boy says “do you have your resume?” - you nod and clumsily hand it to him, and while he’s reading it you shift nervously - when he’s done he says “well, it seems you have enough experience. when can you start?” and you’re like……. wait what AM I HIRED??? THIS FAST??? - you stutter “u-uh i can start t-tomorrow” and he just nods his head and says “good. i could use the extra help. it’s nice to meet you, (name). i’m jihoon.” and he holds out a hand - you say “o-oh! nice to meet you too!” and you shake his hand - he firmly says “you start tomorrow. we open at 9am. don’t be late.” - you nod your head and walk out the door like…. did that just happen??? - YOU JUST GOT HIRED THIS IS GREAT - you show up to work the next day and jihoon hands you the uniform which is pretty much just an apron with the shop’s logo on it - there aren’t too many customers in the morning, so he just shows you where all the cleaning tools are, how to water the plants, where the bags of soil are and just the basics - the shop starts getting a little crowded by noon and that’s when jihoon is really starting to need your help - so you go up to a customer and ask “hello, may i help you?” and they ask “hi! a good friend of mine just got promoted and i thought i’d get them flowers for their hard work. do you think you can make me a small bouquet that means congratulations?” - you freeze after hearing their question - you nervously say “um…. one second i’ll be right back” and run over to jihoon who’s ringing up customers at the counter - you ask him “hey jihoon? there’s this customer that needs a bouquet that means congratulations” - he tells you “okay? go make them one. the flowers are all in front of you, just go ahead and pick some” but you say “no that’s not the problem, it’s that…… i….. have no idea about the meaning of flowers” - jihoon stops what he’s doing and slowly turns to you and says “are. you. serious.” - and you quietly say “….yeah.” - more people start entering the shop and the line just grows as more and more people ask for custom bouquets to be made - jihoon has dealt with this before so he takes care of it all on his own while you just shamefully watch on the side - when all the customers are gone, jihoon walks up to you and asks “okay. let me get this straight; you know nothing about flowers but you applied at a FLOWER SHOP??” - you argue “i thought you’d train me!! how could you expect me to know right away??” - he argues “do you not understand?? you have to STUDY about flowers and their meaning. red roses and orange lilies may look pretty together but you can’t just ASSUME they can be paired up. you actually have to KNOW what they mean to avoid confusion or contradiction.” - you end up just cleaning and watering the plants for the rest of the day and when it’s closing time, jihoon calls you over - you walk up to him and you’re like ok it’s over i’m fired - but he says “i’ll see you again tomorrow. oh and make sure not to make any plans because i still need you after closing.” you’re kind of confused but you say “oh, okay then.” - the next day, you show up on time and jihoon tells you that you’re in charge of cleaning, watering and stock again while he takes care of the counter - so the day goes on and you’re getting so bored because there’s only so much you can do but eventually it’s closing time and you’re excited to go home - when you remember jihoon needs you after closing and you’re like fml - he calls you over and says “ok look. i’m not going to fire you because i do need the help, but if you’re going to work here, you’re going to have to study.” - he then takes a book out of his bag and it’s a book on flowers and their meaning - he says “every other day after work, we’re going to study this. i’ll pay you for the overtime. i just need help because it gets stressful around here, and i can’t do it alone.” - you nod your head and say “okay…. i’ll try my best” - at first you’re like “omg wtf why do i have to study for this” but then you tell yourself “it’s either this or jobless for the summer” so you just go along with it - your first lesson is on roses and you manage to memorize them well in one sitting, it’s only one category after all so it’s no big deal - the next day, you’re watering the flowers when a customer comes up to you and asks “hi, sorry, do you think you could help me?” - you’re about to tell them they could ask jihoon but you notice he’s busy with someone else - so you look back at the customer and say “uh….. i could try??” and they ask “do you know a flower that means thank you?? i just need one.” - your eyes light up and you say “oh i know!! pink roses mean thank you!!” and you hand the customer the healthiest pink rose you can find - they thank you and walk up to the counter to ring it up and you’ve never felt so proud of yourself - when your shift is over, you tell jihoon “i helped someone today!! and i gave them the right flower!!” and he just says “good. let’s see if it stays this way when you learn the others.” - you’re like…… wow…… how nice of you. - so every other day, it’s the same thing; work, then study with jihoon - you thought it was pretty simple at first but then it started getting so confusing because of all the flowers - “wrong. it’s white lilies.” - “close. red tulips, not pink.” - “for the last time, it’s orange gardenias.” - you start getting a little frustrated but no, you won’t give up - and every time you help out a customer, you get really excited and unknown to you, a little smile appears on jihoon’s face whenever you do - when you have a good idea of the meaning of flowers, jihoon decides to teach you how to rearrange a bouquet and while he’s talking, you’re watching his face rather than the flowers - he may look cold and all but when he smiles while talking about flowers….. he really is handsome…… and his voice is so soothing too……. - “—did you get that?” - you snap out of your thoughts and say “….huh?” and you’re expecting to get scolded at but instead - jihoon laughs - and you get flustered as he says “i’ll say it one more time. you better listen this time.” - you listen carefully this time but while you are, you could feel your heart beating a little faster - the next day, a few minutes before closing, one last customer walks into the shop and jihoon says “take them.” - and your eyes widen like no no i don’t think i can?? but he tells you to take them again and you nod your head and hope you can do it - you walk up to the customer and ask “hi, how may i help you?” - they say “yes, my friend is sick at the hospital, so i was thinking of getting her a get well soon bouquet.” - you take a quick glance over at jihoon who nods his head and gestures for you to go on, and you feel so confident seeing how much he believes in you - you turn back to the customer and say “i’ll make you a bouquet in no time. so, tell me about this friend. what are they like?” - after giving you a brief description of them, you arrange this beautiful bouquet that means get well soon while also incorporating the person’s personality, making it all the more special, as if the bouquet was designed for them and them only - jihoon rings up the customer and you both say goodbye as she walks out the door - he then walks over to you and says with a rare smile “good job. i knew you could do it.” - you blush and say “thanks jihoon…. it’s all because of your help.” - you say good night to him, but before you could leave the shop, jihoon says “wait.” - you turn around and say “huh? is there something i didn’t do?” and jihoon is silent for a while before saying “wait right there. i’ll be back.” - he walks to the back and returns a few mins later with the most beautiful bouquet you’ve ever seen, it looks as though it’s been delicately put together for days - you ask “oh, whose bouquet is that for?” and jihoon stays quiet as he walks over to you - and then he holds it out for you and says “you.” - your eyes widen at what he said, and you carefully take the bouquet out of his hands and ask “…for me?” - he shyly looks away and says “well now that you know the meanings of flowers….. you should know what i’m trying to say…..” - you look down at the bouquet and start reading into the meanings of each flower - and then it clicks - jihoon likes you - you must have been silent for a long time because he nervously says “so….. what do you—” - you cut him off by leaning in and kissing him right on the lips - and when you pull away, you smile at him and say “i like you too, jihoon” - after this, you and jihoon start dating!! - jihoon gets embarrassed every time you bring up his confession because it’s like a scene right out of a movie - he surprises you with bouquets so much your apartment is filled with them but you water them every day and take really good care of them - cute dates after each shift - interrupts any customer who flirts with you by saying “(name), why don’t you go ring up those customers, and I’ll deal with this jerk—i mean customer.” - slips an orange lily (which means i hate you) into their bouquets - not very vocal about his feelings so he tells you he loves you through flowers and you respond with flowers too while laughing - florist jihoon’s honestly the softest and he loves you so much - all those red roses he gave you is enough proof that he really, really does