Hello! I just wanted to say that you High School First Time Au is my FAVORITE right now. I love it so much. I think it made me fall in love with the characters even more, if that’s even possible! I also wanted to tell you to keep up your writing, you are fantastic at it! Your one shots make my day! Thanks for doing them :)
Ahh well thank YOU anon for telling me all that ❤️ you guys are all so awesome!
Here, have a cheeky one-shot:
Chloe pulled her bedroom door open, yawning drowsily as she shuffled out into the hallway of the Bellas house. Her bare foot landed on a small plain white envelope and she furrowed her brow as she looked down at it. A bold black ‘1st day’ had been written on the front.
A small smile washed across Chloe’s face as she bent down and picked up the envelope. It had been at her door, which meant it must be for her. She pulled the envelope open and the smile on her face grew as she reached inside it and pulled out a small bar of Hershie’s Cookies & Creme chocolate - her favourite kind.
The redhead looked up and down the hallway but none of her friends appeared to be up yet. So the woman placed the envelope and chocolate bar on her bedroom desk, then made her way over to the bathroom.
Chloe returned from her early morning run feeling refreshed, if not rather cold. It didn’t matter what the weather or what time of year it was, she ALWAYS went for a morning run to prepare her for her day ahead.
The redhead reached the top of the stairs then paused as she looked at her bedroom door. Stuck on it with tape was an envelope with a bold black ‘2nd day’ written on it. A curious smile grew on Chloe’s face as she approached her door and pulled the envelope off to inspect it.
Inside she found a cute pair of earrings from her favourite store in Atlanta. They were a turquoise colour - very her. Chloe swallowed loudly, not sure who could have possibly have done this for her. But it could be just a fluke that one of the Bellas had bought her a little something two days in a row. After all, it was December. It would soon be Christmas. A time for giving.
So Chloe stepped into her bedroom, placed the earrings and envelope on her desk, then made her way down the hallway to the bathroom.
December 3rd - December 11th
Over the next nine days Chloe either woke up and found a new envelope at her door, or returned home from her morning run and found a new envelope stuck to her door. But it didn’t matter how differently she timed her run, or how early/late she set her alarm to wake up, she never found the mystery gift-giver.
The redhead had begun a small collection of the contents of these envelopes: movie tickets, gift cards, post-it notes with quotes printed on them, nail polishes, a few charms for her charm bracelet, a bunch of fancy new pens, a box of Belgian chocolates…
As the days went on Chloe became more and more overwhelmed with the gifts that were left in the envelopes.
“Do you have any idea who it is yet?” Aubrey asked eagerly on the phone to Chloe on the night of the 11th, the redhead having called Aubrey the moment she’d returned home from rehearsals. It was as though the blonde had been living for Chloe’s ‘advent updates’.
Chloe was laid back on her bed, letting out a long sigh. She’d been racking her brains for ages. It wasn’t Fat Amy, Flo, or Stacie, none of them ever being organised for a gesture this grand. It wasn’t CR, the woman was barely home. And it definitely wasn’t Beca, because the woman hated thoughtful gestures at the best of times, so why would she ever do thoughtful things for Chloe?
“No idea. But I think I’ve narrowed it down to Jessica & Ashley.”
“You don’t think it could be them?” Chloe asked, furrowing her brow slightly as she twirled a silver daisy-chain ring thoughtfully around her index finger. One of the five she’d received on December 5th.
“No I just…figured if they were going to do it for you then they’d do it for the other Bellas, right?” Aubrey said and Chloe hesitated. Damn, Aubrey was right. It was something that Jessica & Ashley would do for the Bellas as a whole, not one specific Bella..
“Beca on the other hand would be selfish enough to only do something like that for one Bella..” Aubrey suggested, and Chloe rolled her eyes as she could hear her best friend smiling.
“Oh God, Aubrey just because I told you I had a crush on her doesn’t mean you have to automatically presume it’s her!” Chloe said with an amused smile on her face as she sat up on her bed and looked over at the goodies on her desk.
“I know, but think how perfect that would be!! Your crush secretly giving you an envelope every morning with a gift inside! It’s just like that Christmas song Chloe!”
Chloe furrowed her brow for a moment as she tried to rumble through some Christmas songs in her head. Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Wham!…
Her pause was long enough for Aubrey’s patience to wear thin, “The Twelve Days of Christmas!!”
Chloe let out an amused giggle, “What??”
“I’m serious Chloe! What did the first envelope say on it?”
“1st Day” Chloe said slowly, beginning to stand up from her bed.
“And what was in it?”
“A Hershies bar” Chloe said with caution, not entirely sure where her best friend was going with this.
“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, my favourite Hershies bar.” Aubrey sang down the phone, but Chloe rolled her eyes.
“That doesn’t even rhyme Aubrey..”
“Ah another piece of evidence! Because we both know how terrible Beca is a writing lyrics - she could never get the lines to rhyme.”
“Clutching…” Chloe said, trying her hardest to remain calm, identifying to her best friend that she was ‘clutching at straws’ with this evidence.
“Maybe, but what else did you get??”
Chloe approached her desk and reached out, tracing her fingers across each item that she’d placed on top of their respective envelopes.
“Okay,” the redhead said with a sigh, “a pair of earrings, three beautiful little charms for my charm bracelet, four ‘free coffee’ cards for the campus cafe, fi-“
“Fiiiiiive gooooold riiiiiiings!” Aubrey sang down the phone and Chloe froze. Shit, Aubrey was right. In her ‘5th day’ envelope she’d received five silver rings (she definitely didn’t expect any of the Bellas to be able to afford to buy her gold jewellery!). This was the twelve days of Christmas right here!
“Go on,” Aubrey said with an audible smile, “What are the rest?”
“Six really nice nail polishes, seven posh pens, eight movie tickets, nine post-it notes with a quote printed on each, a $10 gift card to Chipotle, and a box of Belgian Chocolates..”
“How many in the box?” Aubrey asked quickly and Chloe picked up the box of chocolates and peered inside. She swallowed loudly, “Eleven.”
Aubrey let out an uncharacteristic squeal, “Oh my God Chloe, what the hell are you going to get tomorrow??”
Chloe allowed herself to smile as she returned to sit on her bed, “I have no idea” she said honestly, pushing her long red hair back nervously, “Do…do you really think it’s Beca?”
“I don’t know. I mean I HOPE it is,” the blonde said quickly, “but I’ve no idea. If it is Beca though..well then you may have got the greatest Christmas present on the planet. Someone who reciprocates your feelings..”
Chloe let out a soft sigh, laying back on her bed again as she smiled gently. She turned to look at her clock. Almost midnight. She and the Bellas had gone to bed almost two hours ago. If she went to sleep now then it’d soon be morning. She’d then be able to open her ‘12th Day’ of Christmas envelope from her mystery ‘true love’.
Suddenly Chloe sat up, bringing her phone down to her lap as she listened hard. She definitely heard someone rustling by her door. Her heart leapt into her throat as she slung her phone to the space on her bed beside her and snuck over to her door.
Whoever was on the other side they were definitely trying to make as little noise as possible.
Chloe closed her eyes and took a deep breath, reaching out for the door handle.
This was it. Behind this door would either be the person she so desperately wanted it to be. Or someone else. Either way it was going to be a huge surprise.
The redhead flung her door open, calling “aha!” out into the hallway. There before her was the cutest sight she’d ever seen. Beca stood, blearing slightly in the light that spilled out from Chloe’s bedroom into the dark hallway. In her hand held a roll of tape, and Chloe turned to her door where she saw an envelope labelled ‘12th Day’.
“So YOU’RE my mystery true love!” Chloe whispered loudly, grinning broadly and Beca appeared to panic, her eyes widening as she flung a finger to her mouth to shush the redhead. “Twelve envelopes. Twelve days of Christmas. Since WHEN did you get so clever?” Chloe whispered excitably.
“Yikes. Ouch..” Beca whispered excitably and Chloe rolled her eyes with a grin, tugging her best friend into her bedroom and shutting the door behind her.
“Beca, I cant believe you did all this for me..” Chloe said in a low voice, a soft smile on her face as she motioned to all the items gathered in her desk, “movie tickets, chocolates, silver rings-“
“Uh gold rings actually. They, um…they’re white gold..” Beca interrupted, a little embarrassed. Chloe looked down at the ring on her index finger and smiled softly again as she looked back up at Beca. Her heart felt so warm. She felt so loved.
Then suddenly the guilt set in, “Oh God Beca, I never got you anything!” Chloe said with a gasp.
But Beca shrugged, holding her hands up to stop Chloe’s thought process, “S’okay. Just seeing you happy is gift enough for me.”
Chloe could’ve melted right there and then. Beca may seem standoffish, unaffectionate, and uncaring. But in reality this was the action of someone who really REALLY cared for Chloe. Far more than she could ever vocalise.
“Why didn’t you say anything?” Chloe asked and Beca shrugged again.
“I didn’t want the others finding out. They’d tease us. Tease you. And I didn’t want them teasing you. But…I didn’t want to risk spending our last Christmas here not having me do something special for you. To show you how much I appreciate you. To show you how much I care…”
Chloe wanted to melt again. Instead tears began to well up in her eyes and she let out a gentle sigh. Wow. Just…wow. Beca Mitchell the romantic. Who’d have thought?
“So…technically it’s the 12th day of Christmas and, I never intended to be around when you got to your final envelope so I’m…going to go now…” Beca said awkwardly, motioning to the bedroom door. Chloe remained frozen to the spot as she watched Beca leave the room, her heart still racing. She couldn’t believe any of it. Not just yet.
Chloe heard Beca going upstairs to her attic bedroom. The redhead approached her bedroom door again and picked off the well-taped envelope. She nudged her door over and pulled out a mixed CD from the envelope.
The woman wandered back over to her bed, her mouth agape at the track-listing. Each song picked specially for her by Beca. Some she recognised. Some she didn’t. But all she felt would hold a specific message for her. And it was this knowledge that had Chloe’s heart racing.
“Chloe??” came a tiny voice from Chloe’s bed and the redhead realised she hadn’t ended her call with Aubrey. She answered it with a smile, loving the tone of her best friend’s voice as the blonde told her she’d heard everything…
Hey there! Can I request some jealous Roadhog, maybe during movie night or something like that, and his crush (or s/o, whichever fits easier) gets too close to somebody else, like one of the more flirty overwatch people or maybe just one of their close friends? Sorry if this is kind of vague 😂 Hope you're having an awesome day!
I’m having a decent night ;) close enough
Doesn’t get jealous very easily
It sounds weird, but Roadhog has a confidence like no other character
His body, his job…. he has no insecurities involving any of it
Which isn’t to say he doesn’t have insecurities ever, but Roadhog is a man who knows who he is and that he likes that person
There have been many times when he could have tried to change
But in the end, being a junker made him happy
And so did being a bodyguard (Don’t tell junkrat!)
What made him happiest though was you. He loved you. No one understood him the way you did
No one loved him the way you did
And that’s why you are the only thing he is protective of
Of course, he has a lot of faith in you
He doesn’t think you‘re the type of person to just leave him for another
But that doesn’t mean he enjoys other people flirting with you
You’re his, after all
So when people like Lucio or Sombra start flirting with you, what started as a little jealous turns into a silent rage
Of course, its hard to tell
One night though, Roadhog can’t stop himself
Sombra touches your arm. She’s been flirting ALL evening with you
Its Movie Night with the Overwatch Crew and you two never miss it
But Roadhog had been watching all night and it made him feel…angry. Jealous. Worried.
Grabbing Sombra’s arm in his big hand, his eyes bore into hers
His mask was off, and it was almost scarier looking into his eyes then into his mask
“If you touch them one more time, I‘ll rip your arm off. Do you understand?” he growled, glaring.
You were stunned, and immediately hugged his arm, helping ease his hand off sombre…her arm might have already fallen off anyway
Sombra nodded, actually rather scared
“It‘s okay, Mako,” you cooed softly to him. Everyone was watching in shock. This might even be the first time they’ve ever heard him speak.
“I love you,“ you murmured, resting your cheek on his arm.
It took him awhile to relax, honestly, but he wrapped his arm around you.
“I love you,“ he mumbles, but it brings a smile to your face all the same
His jealousy was kind of cute, other then really dangerous
I made this little comic for the Expression Challenge, after @pikacheeka asked for Virus A2 and Trip A5. For Herrscher, it’s a bonus, because I was inspired (and because jealous Hershy gives me life… I mean just imagine Welter coming right after and tease him about it, aah).
I hope you like it, even if I made it months after you asked. :’D [The asks for the Expression Challenge are closed]
I recently got the honor or being invited to the Stariplier Project, and I couldn’t be more happy about it! While I will try my absolute best to lighten someone’s day, I must say that, just like the other volunteers, I am not a trained mental or physical health expert. I am simply someone just like you who is dedicated to helping alleviate everyday stress.
I’ve wanted to help out with the Stariplier Project for a long while simply because they’ve helped me in the past! I understand how much a message from someone who cares can mean when you’re in a dark place, regardless of whether they’re there in person or not. There is a good reason Mark gave this blog a shout out, and I want to do everything I can to help this blog continue with ease with its newfound following.
On a more personal note, I’m in my last year of high school at the moment and I cannot wait to go to college! I play the trumpet in marching band, I’m an editor for my school yearbook, and I have two cats called Hershie and Rhona that I will absolutely GUSH about if you DM me about them on my personal blog, @rottenka. I’m also totally in line with Jacksepticeye’s PMA ideology this year; it’s helped me so much!
To wrap things up, I can’t wait to get started. I hope you guys can see me as approachable, and either send an ask on the blog or talk to me personally if you need it <3