You jolted awake into unfamiliar darkness, gasping and shuddering. The nightmare had been relentless and seemingly endless. Some masked figure had been choking you slowly in an unfamiliar room as James watched expressionless a few feet away. He was unblinking and entirely compliant as you faded from your dream. Waking in another unfamiliar room put you into panic mode.
James? You waited for his cheeky reply, but it never came. James, what the fuck is going on? The last thing you remembered was the massive pity party you’d decided to have in his lap. What a way to make an impression.
You tried to reach into his mind, to see what he was thinking, but all you got was blank calm. JAMES! There was still no response and it infuriated you. He’d obviously taken you somewhere while you were asleep and then just fucking left you because that seemed like a sensible choice. You were going to kill him. Well it might be hard with his status as a super assassin and all of that so maybe not. You were going to seriously fucking maim him though, even if you had to do it with words. Strip him of his balls, metaphorically of course.
This shit was not acceptable and you were not going to just sit and wait for him to come back like a dog. With a huff you got to your feet and analyzed your clothes. You still wearing the same things you’d gone to sleep in so he obviously wasn’t a creep, just a bit stupid. The spiteful thoughts were helping with the panic that was bubbling under the surface. Still, being angry at James didn’t take away from the fact that you didn’t know where you were or what had happened.
You crept towards the door, pressed your ear to it and listened. Absolute silence greeted you. That’s unhelpful. You turned the doorknob and stepped out into a living space and kitchen illuminated with softly glowing lamps dotted around the room. The decor was simultaneously old-fashioned and modern in the oddest possible ways. The cupboards were painted a shade of green that looked it should’ve peeled off years ago, but was instead fresh. There were bronze pipes crisscrossing over the ceiling but as you couldn’t smell the familiar metallic pang that assaulted your nose every time you came into contact with uncovered copper. As you moved closer you realized they had been painted to look like copper. How odd.
The sleek marble counter tops held jars and letter holders that looked to been shipped straight from the 19th century. It was like a time machine had thrown up in here. You turned around slowly trying to take it all in and suddenly spotted a limp foot hanging from the edge of a chair. You grabbed a rolling pin laying in front of you and slowly made your way towards it.
Just as you were about to look over the edge a hand shot out and grabbed you, throwing the baking instrument straight through the wall and pinning you beneath him. James! He was staring down at you with a blank face but you could feel the terror roiling around inside of him. You were at a loss as to how to help him, any concern for your own safety put on standby at the dead look in his eyes.
Soft soothing noises were leaving your lips before you’d even thought about it. Your attempts to move your hand were useless at first but as he gradually relaxed, he let you reach up to touch his face. You couldn’t believe you’d been so stupid. What a great idea to sneak up on the super assassin with a weapon.
Well doll, you didn’t know it was me, so I have to say it was the most sensible thing you could’ve done. You jolted up to wrap your arms around his neck and he startled back with you, until you basically had him pinned.
“Are you okay?” You practically shouted in his face. He just laid back looking up at you alarmed. You searched his eyes desperately, relieved to find the life that always crackled there. He seemed to shake himself awake and sat up so fast he almost headbutted you.
“Am I okay? Are you okay? I woke up and you looked terrified. What did I do?” You could tell he was searching your mind trying to find the answer but you were preoccupied with the terrified statement. Really? You peeked into his mind and - holy shit you did look terrified. Wow, I’m gonna need to work on that if this becomes a regular thing.
“This isn’t gonna become a regular thing doll. I won’t hurt you like that.” He was resigned to his fate, but you certainly weren’t.
“James Buchanan Barnes you stop that right now. This is gonna become a regular thing because I kinda like you and I’m willing to bet you kinda like me too, after all you did bring me, to what I’m guessing, is your home. Plus you didn’t even hurt me, at all, just pinned me a little and if I’m perfectly honest it was kinda hot.” Well it would’ve been if he was a little more into it. You wiggled your eyebrows suggestively and watched his expression soften. There we go.
“Smooth.” His smile warmed you from head to toe.
“Just a little harmless flirtation. Worried you can’t handle me?” You looked at him through your eyelashes, trying to blink innocently. He merely grinned.
You turned slowly, making sure you rubbed up against him as much as possible as you stepped back onto solid ground. The swing in your hips was deliberate as you sauntered back toward the bedroom. You stepped just past the door then stopped and leaned back. “Hey James, you wouldn’t mind if I slipped into your shower, would you?” You raised a brow, he raised a brow and you slammed the door behind you. Not an invitation Barnes.
You were beyond nervous as walked with James towards the communal area. All you wanted to do was grab the back of his shirt and trail him like a duckling, but you settled for his hand. You didn’t miss the way he walked ever so slightly in front of you, which of course was half reassuring and half ominous. Going to meet your soulmates friend’s shouldn’t be an activity that requires protection but then again not everyone was soulmated to an avenger.
He’d practically fallen to his knees the minute you walked out of his room, begging you to come meet his best friend. Captain fucking America. “He’s wanted to meet you since you ran away from my loving embrace. Apparently he’d never seen a pretty dame do that before, at least not once I’d put the moves on her.”
You’d agreed of course but now that you were nearing the open space you were almost dragging your feet. The loud noises and booming voices were giving you heart palpitations. These people save the world every week, we have nothing in common. James stopped and looked at you. You do realize we’re just people. We don’t spend all of our time punching bad guys and planning how to punch bad guys. Oh, that’s pretty much what you thought they did when not at press conferences. It seemed kind of silly now. “I knew that obviously, you guys just don’t have much in terms of public relations - everyone wants to know what goes on behind closed doors in the elusive Avengers Tower.”
“Well we mostly watch Television and bitch at Stark plus it’s better if the ‘bad guys’ don’t know we actually do spend time fucking around.”
“We spend all of our time fucking around Bucky.” Smiled Captain Fucking America as he strolled towards you. You were almost hyperventilating at the sight of him. You wanted to say something cool and make a great first impression, instead you said “I used to hate your detention PSA.”
Okay so my family were watching iron man two and I realized something. When Tony is recreating the new element he is using his father’s notes on the tessaract. Which as we all know is an infinity gem. Maybe thats why when Loki tries to use the scepter on him it doesnt work. Maybe you can’t use the infinity gems against one another like they cancel each other out? Do you think he or any of the others avenger or asgard know that tony has the equivalent of an infinity gem in his chest?
Sometimes I have to really think about why I love Ardyn so much and it’s not just because I think he’s STUPID hot like… hng. Because the moment I saw him on screen I was like “wow hello how YOU doin” but I reserved any other feelings while I played through the story (and keep in mind I hadn’t watched Kingsglaive until after I beat the game). I didn’t really know what to think of him. I wanted him to be my friend. I thought he was weird and goofy and wasn’t sure what Square was doing with this guy. Then of course EVERYTHING happened and I wanted to rip off his nuts and staple them to his forehead because WOW WHAT A FUCKIN DICKHEAD.
Until you know… you get that little bit of his backstory and fuck I get that.
I’m not really the type to go this nuts over villains (I love good villains but this is different). I like HEROES. I like heroes that develop and unlearn shitty behaviors and experience a lot of shit and grow and just… yeah man. I love a good hero/heroine. I like following a character to their epiphany and seeing them fail and succeed. And yes, I fucking love Noctis. He delivers a good hero story for me.
But… I mean…. Ardyn was a hero. He saved the world, too. And we all know what thanks he got for his deeds.
And yes I definitely understand that it’s…. pretty damn common for people to feel used and mistreated by others in life. I mean IT’S PRETTY MUCH GOING TO HAPPEN at some point. Because AAAYYYY AIN’T THAT LIFE THO.
I gave so much… holy shit… I gave so fucking much of myself and my time and my effort and my energy and my money and my love to people that ultimately dragged me down, stole from me, used me, and expected me to keep serving them after everything they’d put me through. And holy shit did it take a long time to break that fucking cycle. And it was FUCKING painful. And that’s why I am so attached to this character ultimately. It’s really not about the porn (which I love don’t get me fuckin wrong), but just… him. His character. His story. I dunno man.. I connect with that shit.
He’s a humorous man, and he’s carefree and I think he’s using that visage to bury a lot of fuckin pain. And he’s like an extreme example of what many people go through. If I had to live forever with that shit… You think I’d do any better? You think you’d do any better? I bet the fuck not. Ardyn’s only human.
Talcott said so. “He was as human as you and me…” And Talcott even says the claims made against him were dubious.
Ardyn is an example of a good person trying their best and getting shat on for it. Dude, I think anyone can identify with that. But he’s also a cautionary tale.
I remember wanting to hurt those who hurt me. I know that feeling. But I didn’t. Because it almost always hurts so many who don’t deserve it by proxy. I could have done things to destroy my ex’s life, but it would have taken down people I loved as well. So I just… I moved on.
AND YEAH I’m mortal like I get that… that’s the fantasy aspect of it and all.
Ardyn goes about his biz with humor and THAT is also something I understand. I use humor and memes and shit posts as a coping mechanism and it does well for me. My friends know me as the type to go “ALSKDFJASLDKF ANYWAYS HERE’S ARDYN AS A CUCUMBER” as an example (I will probably have to draw Ardyn as a cucumber now huh?)
On an end point… I am now at that point where I see Ardyn… Both scared to death of being close to people, but also desperately needing it. That touch starved Ardyn snippet I did wasn’t pornographic because… I know that feeling. I wish I had someone to curl up with, and it doesn’t even have to be sexually. I just miss being like that with someone. I would almost prefer a platonic snuggle buddy. Ardyn might have been better off with that, but he was shat on entirely.
Fuck Bahamut. Fuck the prophecy. Fuck all of them. Ardyn lost the most in this deal and this was how he dealt with it. Was it right? No. Would you or I do any better? I DON’T THINK SO
Do you think Osomatsu is still affected by what Tougou did to him? Would his brothers get all protective if they encountered Tougou again?
oh anon :’),,,,
i like to think that the reason osomatsu was acting the way he was back in ep24 was because of tougou. his time with tougou gave him a taste of what it was like if he was seperated from his brothers. during the incident, he learned that being alone and away from his brothers meant being terrified and to have no ally. now to him, growing up means to be independent; to be independent means not to have his brothers around; and to not have his brothers around means to be alone. and being alone, as i said before, means that he would have to be subjected into feeling afraid constantly unless he is reunited with his brothers. his experience to a 10 year old (or to anyone really) was so fucking terrifying that it ingrained into his mind that being alone = a bad time. he takes to a childish personality because he doesn’t want to grow up, and his childhood years were good times. i dont know about their teen years tho because i think that was the period in their lives where they were growing into their more distinguishable personalities. they were growing apart then. you can see that they were a lot closer back in -kun than in -san.
as for your second question, my heart wants to say yes but mind’s not very sure. its possible that they’d get protective though because they’re brothers and they’ve always been together through fun and tough times. but i can say that the others definitely would have negative reactions towards encountering tougou again, maybe due to because he hurt one of their own and/or because even though tougou hurt osomatsu the most, it doesn’t mean that the others weren’t affected as well.
Seventeen reacts to someone making fun of your weight? Idk if you already did this..
i haven’t done this before, but for reference, all reaction posts can be found under the tag for that member. (aka all reaction posts including jeonghan can be found under the jeonghan tag, etc.)
Seungkwan - he would be more inwardly upset about the situation. Since people have made fun of his weight or made comments about his weight gain (in a negative sense) he would take this directly to heart. He would be very empathetic about your feelings. He would be far more concerned about your feelings rather than putting attention on the person who insulted you and feeding the bully. He would want to comfort you and make sure you’re feeling completely okay - that the harsh words didn’t get to you and that you always know you’re (his) beautiful girl.
Jeonghan - the type to immediately roll up his sleeves and go after the bully. He has a very fiery personality and he would not let this person get away with their cruelty. No matter what the setting was, private or public, professional or casual, if the bully was his ‘friend’ or a complete stranger, he would open fire on them without hesitation. The moment he found out - if he had witnessed the incident, or if he had to pry it from your shy, embarrassed lips, he would be on the bully like a bad smell. Veins bulging from his neck, face turning red with anger, yelling in a loud, commanding voice, striking fear and barely able to express in words how bitter and purely mad he was that someone would insult you like this. The boys would have to pull him back, remind him of his image, the band, the company, the managers, every consequence he would face to be having a fit in front of people, let alone to raise his hands to someone in a violent act. It was you and you alone, embarrassed and still teary eyed, worried for him and begging him to calm down that would convince him to finally stop. But no one, and he meant no one messed with his girl. And the whole world new that after this incident.
Woozi/Jihoon - he would be visibly distraught. Nothing like this had ever really happened to him before; he had never before seen someone be so brazen and cruel, especially to someone so gentle and beautiful and so undeserving of it. He was shocked and at first really didn’t know what to do with himself. He would be torn between calling out the bully on their bullshit and making sure you were okay. And depending, he might do both - grab the person harshly by the arm, a hell fire burning in his eyes as he told them in a dead, cold voice that no one, especially a girl as precious as you, should be spoken to or treated like that, ever. Then he would make sure you get you alone and have a private talk with you about it. He would ask you a dozen times over if you were okay, knowing himself how much the harsh criticism of people who don’t matter can get into your head. Ultimately you two would share a sweet moment when he assured you that any decent person - like himself - would see that you had a beautiful body, and much more importantly, a beautiful personality.
DK/Seokmin - happiness mood maker would be more concerned with your feelings. He would immediately pull you into a hug when he saw your face fall at the assailant’s harsh words, and rub your back, whispering words of comfort and reassurance (likely as the other boys dished out punishment to your bully). He would make sure you’re completely okay before moving on, but still at the back of his mind be worried about you and wonder why someone would think it’s even remotely okay to make a comment like that.
Joshua/Jisoo - he was relatively calm and quaint. When it came to people spewing mindless insults, he knew it was best to ignore them and move on, and that was something you always found so much easier to do when around him. When he heard the words he gave a very distasteful expression, but simply carried on with your conversation like nothing had happened, not to acknowledge the bully and fuel the fire. Later that night, when you were in a private setting, he made an off handed comment that he thought your body was very beautiful, but the incident was a small dot in the back of your mind and Joshua just made you giggle and blush.
Vernon/Hansol - he was very surprised. He made a face when he heard the person say it. He was shocked that someone would actually be brazen enough to say something like that. Especially to someone like you - so beautiful, with such a gorgeous figure. Was the person blind? He looked around, made sure the other boys heard it, that he wasn’t making up in his mind, and the unpleasant look on your face said it all. When he discovered it wasn’t a figment of his imagination, he made the first comment that came to mind to distract you, to try and make you happy. “Don’t listen to ‘em. You have the kind of body they talk about in hip-hop - a blessing.”
Mingyu - he would want to protect you at all costs. He would think you are a tiny cinnamon roll, too good, too pure for this world, and he would be very insulted on your behalf. He would cover your ears as soon as it happened and then tell the person off in a short speech, with your ears still covered, then cart you off to get a nice beverage (maybe Bubble Tea, Boba, maybe Starbucks), and wipe your mouth while telling you that he will always protect you from the cruel bullies of the world, and that you shouldn’t mind the bullshit, even when he’s not around to filter it for you.
Wonwoo - would literally be angry enough to murder on the spot, but would hold it all in. Anyone who looked close enough would see all that rage in his eyes, but he would keep it together very well. He would ignore the person, therefore encouraging you to ignore them, and subtly compliment you in conversation (more than usual) just to see you smile, to help soothe the fires of his anger.
Seungcheol/S.Coups - he would also be a giant, neck veins bulging rage monster, but he would be much more controlled than Jeonghan. More like the parent who wants to murder their child for misbehaving but knows that’s illegal. He would approach the bully with the calmest, harshest, grittiest threats words that would stay seated in their brain forever and scar them for life, ensuring that they would never, ever comment on anyone’s weight ever again. (He would apologize profusely for his rage to you later, and you would highly resist the urge to tell him that you found it hot.)
Jun - he would be absolutely disgusted and appalled. But, because you hang around him so often, you would be part of the #highselfesteemsquad so this hater’s words would fall off your back in seconds, and you and Jun would easily ignore that person. He would probably blatantly compliment you in front of the bully out of spite, the two of you making a game of it, showing that nothing could get you or your confidence down.
Minghao/The8 - much to everyone’s surprise, he flipped out. It was worse than his One Fine Day tantrum; it was a mess of words in Chinese, Korean, even some English swear words he had learned from Vernon and from watching movies. (No one had any idea he knew what a ‘cocksucker’ was, let alone how to use the word in a sentence.) Luckily, his massive fit was contained in a backstage dressing room far from the ears of your assailant, where you had come to escape the person with tears in your eyes. And actually triggered all of Minghao’s harsh words upon explaining to him why you were so upset. If the boys had let him go, it would have been a PR nightmare.
Hoshi/Soonyoung - he would as calmly as possible tell the person that it’s really not okay to speak to other people like that, but not worry so much about the bully and more about you. He would cheer you up with aegyo and then lift you off the ground - “aish, (Y/N), if I can lift you, of course you don’t weigh too much!” and when this caused a big giggling fit in you, he wound know his job has been well done.
Dino/Chan - he would be so shocked. He has been sheltered by his hyungs so often that he really didn’t want to believe that anybody would dare to treat a lady like this. He would hope, immediately, that you wouldn’t take the comments to heart and that you would let it slide off you like water off a duck’s back. He knew you were strong and confident and he would think that someone’s negative words wouldn’t effect you. He would want to confront the bully, but not feel brave enough, and also feel too awkward to talk directly about the subject with you. Mostly because he wouldn’t want to offend you by bringing up your weight; he would be deathly afraid of saying the wrong thing or just being too awkward. (Especially because of his low experience with romance.) He would likely go for a small gesture of comfort. Bringing you your favorite snack food or drink and offering you a hug, or telling you a stupid joke to make you smile.
holy shiiiit why did this take me soo long???
these are all over the place and written in different styles sorry
jeonghan’s one is sooo long my jeonghan boner is showing oopsie
anyway i’ve been trying to make all of these as gender neutral as possible even though i know the ideas may have been submitted by girls and that i do have a larger female audience
i haven’t drawn anything this big in a while and i am actually kinda surprised by the outcome haha.
i know absolutely nothing about anatomy or ballet but i had reference pics so i hope this should be kind of physically possible and all that jazz.
@rnissunionjack i know it’s not much and i actually wanted to finish this a lot earlier (’cause you recently got your first pointe shoes and everything) but i wanted this to be part of your christmas present because you love nat and you love ballet and because i love you and couldn’t really get you anything else this year ♥