no doubt you’ve seen that cuphead kids drawing in the newspaper post by now but did you know op was only 13 as well and thoroughly apologised several times but no one on this website is actually even remotely human so 18k+ adults decided to tell op to die and kys and (ironically) to stop bullying children to the point where the op was forced to delete from the sheer volume of death threats and someone immediately stole their URL and renamed the blog “op was a jackass”? how do you think that 13 year old kid feels, how do you think that’s affecting them right now and is likely going to affect them for a long time
“Um well see there’s lots of silent animals with feelings, also dragons, mermaids? demonic summonings will sometimes occur, everyone has cute outfits..one time a giant squid turned up, also old ladies who love each other very much… How do you feel about bear astral projection? w-wait come back, I’m not finished-”
It was not the first time he has acted like an asshole for absolutely no reason at all. He used to do that all the time, but most of the times all I did was to ignore it and continue doing my thing. Ever since the band has taken off and started to get pretty significant places in the music industry his Attitude has been slowly changing and going in steps, first his assistants, then most of his managers, going all the way up to some of his family members and in the last two weeks, me.
Of course, I blame his fame, the stress and pressure of social media combined it made his entire personality changed drastically, or how other people would consider the right name for it, the fame got to his head, and it was starting to bother me, not in a soft or good way.
It was completely true that at this point it was starting to turn completely annoying but today was going to be what hopefully would be what fixed his mind and he would be the same Ashton he used to be. His birthday was finally here, and I knew he has been waiting for it for quite a while. 23 years seemed like a lifetime, and he had many good years to go. Everything was already planned out, I’ve been doing it for the past weeks and everything will be just perfect.
The alarm started ringing at 9 o'clock like every morning, and Ashton was annoyed by it the moment he heard it. Not opening his eyes but trying to reach for it with his hand, while I moved on the bed and reached it myself, turning it down and moving a bit closer to him. Giving him a hug.
“Do you really had to turn that thing on today?” He groans, pressing his eyes together even more. “For god’s sake, I’m very hungover (Y/n)”
I frown and ignore his annoyance, cuddling closing to him and hopefully making him feel a little better.
“I’m sorry” I pout and kiss his cheek “it’s your birthday!” I cheer in a soft voice “Happy birthday love”
He turns around and smiles a little, leaning up and pecking my lips “thanks, baby” he says leaning back on the bed “I’m old”
“Yeah, you need to stop growing” I joke “you’re closer and closer to your 30’s everytime” I say “stop it”
he chuckles “i wish i could” he says, rubbing his face with his hand “Okay i’m up now”
“Good” i smile to him and sit on the bed “How do you feel?”
“Old and hungover” he jokes he blindly looks for my hand under the sheets and takes it, so i pull him over a little so he could take a seat beside me “Hey, where’s my birthday kiss?”
i smile and lean a little bit pressing our lips together and giving him a nice morning kiss “Happy birthday” i mumble “I love you”
“Thanks babe, i love you too” he says “You look happy” he comments with a smile
“i am happy” i say with a proud smile “My baby is turning 23, I’m really happy”
he leans over pressing our lips together. “and i like that you are happy” he mumbles.
“It’s gonna be a fun day, i promise” i state. it was definitely going to be an interesting day.
It took me a while to figure it out to find the right outfit for today, also it took me a little bit to figure myself out, i was very very excited with all the surprises i had for him today, i couldn’t wait to see his face when he knew.
I had the entire day already planned for us, he is been working non-stop lately and barely had time for anything during the day, that’s why i decided to take him out to his favorite restaurant and buy him a nice meal to then take him to a really beautiful park i found not long ago and then at night, i had a big and awesome surprise party planned for him, it took some time but everything is going to be perfect and i will make sure nothing goes wrong.
I fix my dress before checking myself in the mirror one last time, i head out of the bedroom and walk downstairs. i hear him on the phone laughing and throwing out a repetitive conversation that he had already had various times today but still he was happy to do it.
“Thanks man! thank you very much” he smiles and turns to look at me, giving me a smile “When is it? oh…” he says, i see him extend his arm, silently telling me to come by his side and i do.
he slides his arm around my waist and pulls me closer to him, making me sit on his lap while he continued his phone call.
“Where?” he asks “oh great” he says after the other person on the phone gives a couple of words “I’ll be here then… oh well, it’s not a problem at all, see you later then” he says
He hangs the call, i look at him with a curious smile and kiss him cheek “What’s up?”
he shakes his head and smiles at me “Nothing much” he smiles “You look beautiful”
i smile “Thanks” i say “Who was it on the phone?” i ask curiously leading hand to his curl and caressing them
“oh it was Jeff, remember him? the one who does comedy stuff…” he says
i nod and smile “of course”
“Well” he starts “he and his girlfriend just told me that they are going to this really awesome festival and they told me I could come along, the guys are coming too! it’s great!”
i gasp and smile, i have never been to a festival, i heard it is really fun “Wow! that’s so cool at what time are we going?” i ask happily
“um, well, It’s kind of me going because…There’s just one ticket”
“Are you serious?” I say on a very quiet and surprised one “Are you fucking serious?” I ask again with a hint of anger in my voice.
“What?” he says like it was nothing “I’m going out with my friends on my birthday, what’s the matter?”
I can not believe him “You are going out with your friends to a festival when i was planning on taking you somewhere really nice” i repeat the situation to myself “you know? i don’t mind the fact you are doing that, but i do mind that you aren’t even going to try to take me with you”
“Ugh (Y/n), don’t be dramatic” he rolls his eyes at me. “it’s not my fault”
“I am not being dramatic! i am just saying, you’re totally excluding me and i am your girlfriend” i fight, now being totally angry “that totally shows how much you want me there for you” i say sarcastically.
“It’s not my fault! i wasn’t the one planning this shit, don’t blame me” he yells and turns around getting up from the couch and moving me aside “you are not the only one who is not going, Mitchy isn’t going either”
“Well, Mitchy has a ton of other things to do lately, it’s obvious he is not going!” i say still not believing any of this “i bet even your freaking ex-girlfriend is going” i groan
“yeah, So what?” he says annoyed
“She’s a bitch!” i yell, it was obvious “She made out with literally 5 guys on the same night! and 2 of them being our friends”
“it’s her business” he says rolling his eyes
“i know, but i don’t want her being all over you” i roll my eyes.
“What does that has to do with anything?” he says being very annoyed at me. “Look if you are really going to act like a brat because there is only one ticket for a festival and i am the one being invited, please at least do it behind my fucking back because i really don’t wanna hear it” he spats at me
my mouth widens and barely any words come out of my mouth. “Excuse me?” i say being very offended “I am not acting like a brat, Ashton, please understand, i don’t care you are going out with your friends! but i had something special planned for you and you are ditching me right now and you don’t even care, I really wanted to spend the day with you”
he rolls his eyes “You know? you don’t have to be around me all the damn time” he says, his words hit me like knives “i have a life and friends, i don’t need a clingy girlfriend”
“Maybe you shouldn’t have one then” i fight being too mad to even think about anything.
“Fine” he says shrugging and walking over to the front door, picking up his jacket and belongings on the way.
“Fine” i repeat.
“Fine!” he yells getting out of the house, the door blasting behind him.
Oh shit, was this a breakup? Are we over? What is this?
i am so screwed. i am very screwed.
“Are you sure about this?” i hear Luke’s voice over the phone, the music blasting behind him but sounding muffled by some kind of barrier. “He sounded pretty serious of you guys being over or something, he’s mad”
i sigh. i have been crying like an idiot the entire day because of the events, but it wasn’t time to back up. “I am sure” i speak softly holding my phone close to my ear “Yeah sure we said some things but I’ve been planning this party for weeks and i mean… it’s his birthday” i say shyly
“I don’t know…” he says doubting a little.
“Please Luke” i whine already starting to be desperate “Just convince everyone to come to The Nice guy and call me 5 minutes before you get here, piece of cake”
he chuckles “He is very mad at you, you know?”
i sigh. i didn’t want to remember any of these, it was hard already the fact that i was single but the fact that i still loved him and i was hurt, it’s still his birthday i still want to do something nice to him. “I know” i mumble trying to evict any tears to come out. "I still want him to have a nice birthday though after I got on his nerves, I just… want him to have a little fun tonight"
I swear I could almost hear him thinking from here and all I wanted is to give him a big hug after his words “We’ll be out of in 30” he says “I will call you when we are two block away from the place”
“Oh my god” I breath “thanks, thank you Luke” I say letting out a laugh of joy “thank you, thank you”
“No problem” he says kindly “see you there then” and hangs up the call
No words can explain how happy i was when he finally accepted. At the same time I was a bit scared, even though today’s fight between Ashton and I wasn’t our biggest fight, I ended up bad for us, he claimed to be ‘fine’ with our break up which now makes me wonder If he really meant it or not. I really hope not, it would be so heartbreaking to end things with him, he’s been by my side for a while now.
i walk out of the bathroom and look around trying to find Mitchy somewhere, i dont take long to find him, he was right in the same spot where i told him to wait for me.
“Hey” i say smiling and touching his shoulder.
“Hi, how did it go?” he asks
“it was good, they are coming in about 30 minutes” i say smiling.
he nods “Great, are you nervous?” he asks me curiously
“Very” I say biting on my lip as a nervous habit “What if we are actually not together anymore?” I say being really nervous
He shakes his head “After all of these years? Cmon (Y/n) I don’t think he’s gonna end things with you over a stupid fight” he assures being really confident "now cmon, cheer up a little, don’t think too much, have a drink and relax”
I sigh and nod “thanks Mitch, I really needed a bit of support”
He smiles at me “no problem, that’s what friends are for” he says leaning a bit, kissing my cheek softly and walking back “I’ll get you a drink”
i thank him as he walks away from me. i was truly nervous for this, that fear of actually being single and losing the one i love was killing me inside, but it hurt me more and more everytime i think about it, by this time he could be cheating on me with some chick on that festival not even remembering that i exist, or he could be getting completely drunk and trying to convince one of his friends to let him stay at one of their places to not see me anymore. i really am hoping i am wrong and it is just me over thinking every single thing.
the minutes seem like hours and by the time the 30 minutes have passed i was already done with 3 of my drinks, being a bit tipsy by now. I didn’t want to speak to anyone on the party i was too nervous thinking on what to say when he gets here.
my phone vibrates on my little purse and i instantly pick it up.
“Talk to me” i say on a weird desperate voice.
“We are two blocks away” Luke voice says “Ash is on the other car so he has no idea”
i nod and mumble “Okay” hanging the call-up. running through the crowd making a weird motion with my hand trying to get the DJ’s attention, he already knew what to do.
the guy behind the panel stops the music when he sees and understands what i am trying to say “Alright everyone, the Birthday guy is almost here, turn off the lights and quiet down, this is a surprise party”
I manage to get on the front of the crowd while everyone gathered at the front door waiting for the guys to come from that door. at this moment I was very anxious and my hands were sweating like crazy, also the alcohol in my body was starting to make an effect on me I was hoping it didn’t made me say stupid things later. Before I could even notice, the lights were turned down and the room was completely silent waiting for the birthday boy.
I see people walking to the entrance and crossing the door. I see Luke’s face and then Ashton’s, he looks chill, the moment he crosses the door the lights are turned on and confetti falls off the ceiling while everyone yelled. “SURPRISE!”
His face was blank and at first he seemed confused by all of these people staring at him. He smiles and laughs seeing all of those familiar faces of his friends.
“Oh my god” he says, some of his friends walk up to him and give him hugs “thank you guys, who did all of this? Wow”
Mitch goes and gives him a hug. “All thanks to your girlfriend buddy”
“You did all of this?” He says being very surprised. His mouth being wide open.
I shyly smile looking down “I did” i shrug “it was a real trouble to manage getting the place, food, and everything but I did it!”
I say being excited on my last phrase “surprise” I add and smile to him.
His look soften and he walks up to me, not touching me but holding a straight look at me while I desperately waited for his next words. “You didn’t have to” he said looking around and then looking back at me, he seems to be unsure on if he should take my hands or not but he does anyways. Holding them tightly between his. “I feel really bad- you didn’t have to”
“I-It’s okay I don’t-” I stutter.
“No, (Y/n), Listen” he interrupts me “I feel bad, back at home I acted like a douche and you still managed to do all of this for my birthday-”
“I wanted you to have a birthday party” I say shyly
“I am so sorry” he says in sincere words “What we said bad there, I really don’t want us to break up and I am so sorry I excluded you” he explains “I feel
Awful and I really want to make it up to you, okay?”
I smile a little, those words were music to my ears “thank you” I say smiling and hug him. For the first time in the entire day being able to hold him this close to me “I am sorry too”
“No, love, you don’t have to be sorry” he mumbles kissing my forehead “I am sorry it won’t happen again”
He holds me in his arm and he stay silent for a couple of minutes enjoying each other’s company, no one came over to interrupt us and that was just perfect. After this awful day of overthinking and worrying, he was finally here and we were fine, just fine.
“I really don’t deserve you” he mumbles close to my ear.
I put my hand on his chest and move him back a little. “What?” I say not understanding.
“I don’t deserve you” he repeats “you do all these nice things to me, and I treat you like… like I did before. I really don’t deserve you, you’re too good for me”
I shrug and shake my head “Ashton no..”
“It’s true” he says
“Maybe a little but listen, I love you, okay?, you work a lot and you stress, I know you might have changed because of that, but you are the same Ashton and I love you” I say to him taking his head in my hands and placing a kiss on his lips “I love you”
He smiles a little and kiss me back, I could almost feel how our relationship was getting better and better. That’s all I needed.
“How do you do it?” He ask when we finally separate from the kiss
“Do what?” I ask chuckling a bit.
“Just…Deal with my shit, how do you do that?” He asks shaking his head acting like he could not believe me.
“Ash” I say taking his face in my hands “You are the best human being I have ever meet and I don’t care how many times we fight, I still love you so much” I say speaking very clearly
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Summary: Jason is the P.E. teacher and you’re a fifth grade teacher. You both don’t exactly get along, but students wanted you together.
Key: Y/N= your name, L/N= last name
It was just another school year when the elementary school hired on a new physical education teacher. The last one didn’t exactly take to the students very well and was subsequently fired. Jason Todd decided to start teaching because he thought it would be a breeze, also there were people there that could help him, right?
You were one of the fifth grade teachers and you loved teaching. It was your passion, something you had wanted to do from a young age. The kids loved you and you cared for everyone of them equally. This year was going to be interesting because a brand new teacher was going to be trying there luck with the students. The students that went to this school weren’t angels per se, but they weren’t difficult if you didn’t know how to deal with children. As a teacher, you respected that the students had to have P.E., yet it was always such a bother on your schedule. Because of that, you never made it a priority to help or really talk to the P.E. teacher.
The first day was upon you and you, as always, weren’t ready. Even if you spent the entire summer getting ready, you could never be ready for the first day of school. You played all your “get-to-know-you” games and as you finished the last one, it was time to go to the gym.
“Okay guys, line up oldest to youngest then we’ll go to the gyms for P.E.,” you spoke with an excited tone and all your students rushed up asking each other their birthdays. After they lined up and you double checked, you took head and marched your way to the gymnasium. You had the student fill into the gym and sit on the floor in front of the office door.
You knocked. No one answered. You knocked again, a little harder. The students snickered as there was still no answer. You banged on the door, “Hello?” You took out your keys and searched for the one to the door. You opened the door to find a frazzled man tearing up the room. “Sir,” you sighed, exasperated, “do you need help?”
Jason spun around and collected himself. “Uh, no. No, I’m good. I’m good.” He gave a flashy debonair smile.
“Well, if you’re ‘good’, would you like to teach this class?” You nodded to the students behind you. They were all laughing and giggling because of the teacher who thinks he can handle them.
“Right!” Jason strode out of the office and stood full height in front of the children. This quieted them down. “Alright class,” he began, he looked them over with a fire in his eyes. “Who wants to play dodge ball!” The class screamed in delight, scrambling to their feet.
You shook your head and started to head back to your classroom when a hand grazed yours. “Hey, I never caught your name.” Jason looked at you expectantly.
“Y/N L/N, and yourself?” You sounded slightly annoyed.
“Well Mr. Todd, I’m off to my classroom. You’ll bring them back at the end of the period. I expect them on time, not a minute late. Also, George has asthma. I hope you know how to take care of that.”
Jason nodded, “I’ve got it all under control. Nothing to worry about here.” As he finished his sentence, Amelia was hit so hard, she fell flat on her back. A minute passed and she sprung right back up.
You turned back after you saw she was uninjured. “Okay… just don’t let anyone die,” you spoke uncertainly, doubting the ability of the new guy. Jason encouraged you to leave and you walked away, worrying about the safety of your kids.
“Hey little dudes! We have five minutes left, so let’s clean up the balls and get ready to head on back.” The class period was easier than Jason expected, with the exception of a few minor injuries. The students groaned, but did as they were told.
Annabel, a girl with golden pigtails, hopped up to Jason. “Mr. Todd? Do you like Ms. L/N?”
Taken slightly aback by the question, Jason stuttered, “I mean yeah- I guess- I mean she’s nice, I think.”
Then the hoard of little children came flocking over asking questions. “Mr. Todd do you like like Ms. L/N?”
“Mr. Todd, would you marry Ms. L/N?”
“Enough! Guys! We have to get back on time. If we don’t, Ms. L/N will never like like me, okay?” Getting the message, all the children lined up and waited to be guided back to their class.
About halfway through the school year, your students started to act strange. They began to ask very personal questions like ‘What’s your favorite restaurant?’ or ‘What is the best thing in a guy?’. the questions weren’t exactly foreign to you as a teacher, but they always were strange and unexpected. It wasn’t until they started to act odd as they went to P.E. that you began to get curious.
“Ms. L/N do you like people who speak other languages,” Amelia probed.
“Yes Amelia, it’s quite the talent. I have a question for you: why do you want to know?” You watched as the students blushed and snickered with each other. “I feel left out, what’s the joke?”
George spoke up, “We’re just curious! There’s nothing special!”
Gosh kids are terrible liars. “Well okay. Look at the time, let’s line up!”
You strode to the gym, a million things on your mind, unaware of the little giggles that arose from behind you.
Unbeknownst to you, your class had been relaying the information they were gathering to Jason. They were working to get you and him together. Jason found it endearing that they were so interested in your love life, but he never actually planned to make a move. When the students arrived at the gym that day, he noticed the way they acted and the way you had no clue.
“Hello Ms. Y/N and hello to you kids. There wouldn’t happen to be anything you want to say, would there?” He look knowingly to the students and they all giggled more.
“No Mr. Todd,” they sang in unison. That’s when you knew something was up. Your students were never so perfect, not even for the principle. As your students began to file in the gym, almost all of them ‘casually’ bumped you and Jason towards one another. Annabel was the last push that was so surprisingly strong, you fell onto Jason.
You blushed furiously, “I’m so sorry. I lost my balance. Sorry.”
“You’re good,” he chuckled. He held you in his arms longer than accepted, but you didn’t move. You were lost in his eyes. You had never really taken time to look at the handsome man causing you to turn beet red. Jason looked at your face and felt like he was seeing you for the very first time.
The moment was cut off by the groans and tittering behind them. Broken from your trace, you stepped back. Jason, disappointed from your retreat, smirked knowingly. “I don’t know about you, but I know you pretty well and I think we’d be perfect for each other. How ‘bout a date?”
You nodded, “Yes! I mean, yes. That sounds like a plan. Friday?”
Jason smiled, “It’s a date.”
You heard cheers and turned to the children who were running around and bouncing excitedly. Their plans worked!
A few years later, Annabel, George, Amelia and the others weren’t shocked to find out that their favorite teachers in their last year of elementary school had gotten engaged after lord knows how long. They all got together and decided to visit you two, but not after pitching in to buy a wedding gift.
The students made there way into the school and followed their feet to their old classroom. They peaked in and saw you talking to a class.
One, two, three…
The kids burst into the classroom shouting a chorus of “Ms. L/N!”
Shocked, you took a minute to remember the faces that stood before you. When you did, you began to say hello to everyone. Telling them how old they look and how old you feel. They laughed. “What are you all doing here?”
“We came to congratulate you on the engagement! It took long enough,” Annabel, golden hair in a single braid, sang.
You laughed, “Well, I was just about to take the class to P.E., would you all like to tag along?” The older students agreed excitedly. You shook your head, smiling, “Okay. Everyone, line up youngest to oldest!” Your former students took there spot at the back of the line, chittering excitedly. “Hush back there!” They quieted down, but still chatted.
Your class filed into the gym and you met your fiance with a kiss. He smiled, “Hello Ms L/N.”
“Mr. Todd. You have visitors.” Curiosity filled the man and he peaked beyond your shoulder. His face lit up as he saw the crowd of previous students.
They came in and said hi and bickered excitedly with their previous teachers. They explained why they came and how happy they were for their favorite teachers.
“Also….we have a present!” You and Jason began to deny the gift. “No, no, no! We insist!”
Amelia passed you a bag. In side the bag was two pieces of wood with something written on each. The first said ‘Do you need help’ with your name written underneath. You laughed and read the second one ‘Uh, no. No, I’m good. I’m good.’ with Jason’s name written as the byline. You looked at him and he gazed at you.