Why do we know so little of Viktor’s life in Russia?
We know he spent most, if not all, of his life in St. Petersburg, and never expected to leave the city (from ep 4′s beach scene). We know that before he moved to coach Yuri in Japan he lived in an expensive looking one-bedroom apartment with Makkachin. We know Yakov has been his coach for a long time, though he is not the only coach Viktor has ever had.
That Yakov is very close to Viktor, being the only one to call him by the nickname Vitya. In fact, Yakov is also the only one who comes to see Viktor off when he leaves Russia, well he is mostly trying to talk Viktor out of leaving but you get what I’m saying. Though we don’t know who Viktor told, or how close to leaving he informed them, no one except his coach comes to see Viktor off as he is leaving the damn country for the foreseeable future with no return date in sight.
Actually, now that I’m on the subject, Viktor doesn’t seem to have any close friends at all. He has rivals in the skating world that he is friendly with, and he has Yakov, but his life ever since he was a kid has probably been centered around skating, and if he was like any other athlete at the top of their sport it probably left little time for friends outside of that realm. And everyone around him in that realm reveres him too much to see themselves as equal to the god-like Viktor Nikiforov. Yuri is the best example of this, but Chris, who is only two years younger, also looks up to him and cares more about bringing Viktor back to skating so he can finally beat his rival/idol than he cares about Viktor on a human level. Even Georgi, another Russian skater under Yakov’s tutelage that is the same age as Viktor only sees Viktor as a bar to overcome and not a human being.
For a reference to other skaters having friendships: Yuri has Phichit, Yuuko, and Nishigori. Yurio has Mila, and later on Yuuko. Guang-Hong and Leo have each other and Phichit. Mila and Georgi look like they’re close given how she openly she jokes about his programs, and in the earlier episodes they’re featured together around the rink in St. Petersburg. Michele and Sala look like they’re good friends with Emil. Seung-gil doesn’t appear to have any friends, but that seems to be self-inflicted. For the most part, excluding Chris and JJ, all the other skater are shown to have friends around their own age groups that they are close with to different degrees. JJ may be similar to Viktor, in that he is a step above the rest but his narcissism prevents it from effecting him, and Chris is also quite old for a competitor and his friends may no longer be competing or competing at the same level.
With that comparison in mind, I have to mention that Viktor’s apartment in St. Petersburg, or what we see of it, is noticeably devoid of sentimental items and though it looks lived in, it still has a distinctly empty feel.
Granted it’s only one limited angle, but we still get a number of other personal touches included by the animators. Even then, there is nothing more superficial than a plant on the far table, what looks like a pile of papers on the ottoman, a few books on the close table, and a coat hanging on the rack.
For the sake of fairness, his room at Yu-topia Katsuki is also sparsely decorated:
The wall behind Yuri and Viktor is a row of doors, and the only things in his room not furniture are a set of Matryoshka dolls, a picture of himself skating, a lovely piece of art on the wall, a snow-globe, a handful of books. Again, nothing overtly personal. It looks lived in, but again strikingly empty. No photos of friends, or family, or of Viktor on vacation. The only picture is literally a photo of Viktor working (as someone on a different post pointed out it’s the same as one of the posters hanging in Yuri’s room so take from that what you will). Whatever is in all these boxes from earlier in the same episode is open to interpretation (I personally believe it’s mostly clothes and books). Also, I’ll note here that it appears Viktor shipped everything he owned ahead of him when he left, indicating that he has no intentions of going back to Russia anytime soon.
For comparison, here is a picture of Yuri’s room, after he takes down all the Viktor memorabilia:
It’s dark, but Yuri’s room is full of personal touches. But must notably, there are trophies, and a picture of his family on the bookshelf in the back. In Viktor’s rooms we see, there are no picture frames of friends or family, nothing that indicates a deeper connection in Viktor’s life than Makkachin, or Yakov. No indication of what he does in his free time aside from possibly reading, or friends he spends his time with when he’s not training. And no indication of any family to miss him when he’s living in Japan.
Now, back to my original point: Viktor has been living in Japan for roughly 8 months by episode 8. That is a long time. And it looks like he just packed up Makkachin and left on a whim within a week or two, not knowing how long he’d be gone or even if he’d return. I pointed out it looked like Viktor brought everything he owned with him, so we can assume he isn’t planning on going back to Russia anytime soon. We don’t know how much time passed between Viktor seeing the video of Yuri skating and arriving in Hatsetsu. But it wasn’t long: the video is posted April 10, and I can’t seem to find any date stamp for the day Viktor arrives but it’s less than three weeks after that. I’d guess probably less than a week. For someone who says he never expected to leave the city he’s always lived in, Viktor doesn’t seem to have anything tying him to St Petersburg, or even Russia, more significant than his skating/training. And once he decides to quit there is nothing keeping him there anymore, and he can leave without having to alert too many parties, or worry about forwarding mail, or consoling his mother that he’ll visit on holidays. Typical shit you’d expect from someone moving halfway across the world. I get it, he’s rich. But still moving, especially moving internationally, takes planning. And Viktor just kind of packs up his whole life and leaves, no questions asked. Which is weird, to me, if he has family in Russia.
So what is my point, here?
Given how central the theme love of all kinds is in this show, it is weird that we know nothing about Viktor’s family, or his past. Of the three main characters we have, Yuri, Yurio, and Viktor, we have at least a basic understanding of Yuri and Yurio’s family, and how it has affected them emotionally/professionally.
In the latest episode, we learn that Yurio’s grandpa is from Moscow, and since his grandfather used to pick him up from practice that Yurio is probably originally from Moscow as well, and now lives/trains in St Petersburg (he now lives with his ballet instructor and coach full time, according to Ep 4 and the rink Yavkov’s skaters train in is in St. Petersburg). We can infer from this that his family supports him enough to either let their fifteen-old-son live on his own in St. Petersburg, or his parents uprooted their lives and moved to St Petersburg so he could train with Yakov. Also, given several things we can probably infer his family isn’t wealthy. His grandpa picks him up in a beaten up, old, soviet-era car. He looks like he’s part of the blue-collar, working middle class. I assume Yuri’s parents benefit from his success but his family doesn’t come from any kind of wealth so any support they gave him growing up was likely financially straining. We also know that his grandfather loves him, and is still in his life and even arranges to pick his grandson up from the airport despite the fact that Yurio is staying at the hotel with the other skaters, which we know because we see him there later that day and he leaves his luggage under Mila’s care before running off to do this:
Later that day:
Yurio’s family had an impact on his life, and it’s part of his story. His grandfather is the epitome of unconditional love, for him, and even though he has the apparent support of his family, his grandfather doesn’t come to watch Yurio skate in the competition. We’ll likely get more development on this, and Yurio will probably have a lot of growth in the next few episodes. But family love and the effect it has is clearly important to Yurio’s story, and character development
We have a deeper insight to Yuri’s family dynamic. They have clearly provided him with love and support over the years in their own way, though the quality of that love and support, and how much it helped or hurt Yuri, is up for debate. It clearly never got through to him though, and in his own words was more “abstract”, but still the love was there. It took Viktor coming to be his coach, and showing him a new type of love for Yuri to really grasp the concept of unconditional love despite having it surrounding him the whole time. Yuri’s journey has been a blend of learning how to love someone else in a way that is more than familial love, and learning to love himself. But after a lot of character development, and some time, he has realized that he loves Viktor, as a friend, a coach, probably as a lover as well, and that love is all around him in all kinds of forms. Familial love, in Yuri’s case, was something to be worked from. It was a bedrock that Viktor’s presence built off, and bolstered. It was key for Yuri’s character development, even though the primary focus has been on his relationship with Viktor.
The point is, for two of the main character’s their families are pivotal in their character development. We know they are supported, and loved. We know Yurio’s family either moved to St Petersburg for his career, or let their teenage son move alone. We know that Yuri’s family watches all his competitions:
Last Year’s Grand Prix Final:
This year’s Cup of China:
Yuri always has someone cheering him on. Whether it’s Minako in the stands in China, Yuuko and Nishegori at the Regional Qualifiers, or his family at home. Someone, somewhere, is watching Yuri and cheering him on.
But what about Viktor? The mystery of Viktor’s origins and the lack of any showing of familial love kind of stands out. Despite what we know of him, Viktor is still the biggest enigma in the show. We know almost nothing about his background, we know nothing about his family, or his past struggles. Did his family watch all his competitions? Did they support him? Did they offer him love, and make sacrifices for his success? Were they even involved in his life? Does anyone miss him since he left for Japan? Does his mother call him asking how his day went? Was there any talk of Viktor going home on his trip to Russia to see his family, like Yurio saw his grandfather? He’s been gone for nearly a year, it wouldn’t be that out of the question. But given what we know, and what we’ve been shown, I think not.
Viktor was clearly missing something when he chose to fly to Japan to coach Yuri on a whim. And yeah, he says he came to Japan because Yuri’s skating and music and all that poetry that inspired him. And yeah, that’s probably part of it. But I think it’s something more than that.
Because I don’t think Viktor has had any kind of deep, emotional connection in a long time. Because I’ve got three possibilities for Viktor’s life and family back in Russia:
1. They’re all dead, and Viktor had been alone with just his skating and Makkachin for company for a long time.
2. They are all estranged - either they did not support Viktor’s skating or the fact that he is gay/bi/whatever - and Viktor has been alone with just his skating and Makkachin for company for a long time.
3. They really just aren’t important, or are just a normal, loving, supportive family and bringing them up isn’t relative to the plot. Which, at least to me, seems unlikely given the themes of this show.
The whole point of this is that Viktor’s life was missing something. And I think that Viktor, too, was lacking love. He doesn’t seem to have any friends, or family. His closest confidant seems to be his 70 year old coach. He has no one his age that is close to him: not other Russian skaters, not other top skaters, no one outside the skating world. He was isolated. And that was probably fine, for a while. He seems like a work-aholic that loved his job, and for a long time wasn’t bothered by the fact he had no one to go home to, or no one to spend his down time with. But when skating stopped being fun, when he stopped being able to surprise people, and everyone around him (Yakov excluded) turned into either rivals, or idol-worshiping yes-men, it probably started feeling empty.
When he first arrives in Japan, in episode 2, he is very pushy about learning things about Yuri under the auspice of needing to know everything about Yuri to coach him. But the things he asks about are pretty personal, not things one would expect a coach to need to know. Things like: what is your favorite food, what kind of rink do you skate in, what is in this city, is there someone you like, do you have feelings for Minako, do you have a lover, do you have any ex-lovers? Some of which are appropriate for a new coach to ask his new student. But most of those questions are more like things that someone might ask if they haven’t ever had a close friend, and are trying to get close to someone. This is only enhanced by the fact that when Yuri refuses to answer any questions, Viktor switches gears and starts talking about his ex-lovers instead. Which doesn’t make sense if Viktor, like he said, is trying to learn everything about Yuri and just sees their relationship as coach-student. It makes more sense if you look at it as Viktor trying to get close to Yuri as something more: as a friend.
I think that finding someone to be close to is definitely part of Viktor’s motivations on leaving Russia and flying halfway around the world to coach a flubbed foreign skater. And Yuri was probably already on Viktor’s radar before he even saw the video of Yuri skating his program. He’d probably been on Viktor’s radar since December and the GP Final, four months prior (GPF in December, Yuri disappoints at Nationals in Jan/Feb and probably graduates from college somewhere in here, fails to qualify for 4 Continents in February, and fails to qualify for Worlds in March. Returns home in March, at the same time Viktor is winning Worlds. The video is posted, and Viktor arrives in Japan in April). Where Yuri was staring at Viktor, which is probably a common occurrence given how Viktor reacts by assuming Yuri just wants a commemorative photo like any other fan, and Yuri just walks away in shock as his heart shatters because his idol just assumes he wants a stupid commemorative photo when he really just wants Viktor to acknowledge him. Look at Viktor’s reaction to Yuri walking away without a word:
That is not a happy face. That is genuine emotion, and not something he puts on for the cameras, or his fans, or basically everyone else around him. But it’s not an angry face, either. Viktor just looks kind of, I don’t know, lost. Probably because he’s never had a reaction like that to an offer for a photo-op, because who is going to pass up a chance at a photo-op with THE Viktor Nikiforov?
By this point he’s so used to people fawning over him and kissing his ass he doesn’t know how to react when he’s met with disappointment. He’s confused, and baffled by Yuri’s reaction. And the first time I watched this scene, I thought Viktor just assumed Yuri was just a fan or something and that is why Yuri is upset. But it’s not like he wouldn’t know who Yuri is. He just competed against him, and all the skaters seem to know each other in the past few episodes. There is no reason to assume Viktor and Yuri have never interacted before, in fact Yuri even says they have spoken before though not often because Yuri puts Viktor up on a pedestal. It’s not like Viktor thought Yuri was some random member of the public here. He is just assuming that a fellow skater, one of the fellow top 6 in the world, only wanted a photo-op and nothing more. And that is why Yuri is upset. And when Yuri defied his expectations of a rabid fan jumping at the chance of even being photographed with him, and just seemed disappointed with the superficial offer, it threw him off. And Viktor probably remembered this moment when he was watching that video of Yuri, I doubt it was something he easily forgot. The animators showing us Viktor’s reaction was no accident, or a way to eat up scree-time. It’s meaningful. He’s thinking about Yuri, and what made Yuri react like that.
So four months later, what Viktor sees when he watches Yuri skate in that video, and when he remembers Yuri’s reaction in that moment, he sees someone he wants to connect with, and someone who he knows wanted to connect with him too. He sees someone that he wants to be close with, and get to know deeply
for what I expect to be the first time in a long time, if not the first time ever. And what he found in Yuri probably exceeded all his expectations. In the words of Chris, he found someone to protect. He found someone, for the first time, who meets him where he is, someone who sees him as something more than a rival to be defeated, or an idol to be worshiped. Someone who jokes with him, and is intimate with him, and is a companion in every sense of the word.
Someone who sees him as a human being, with flaws, and weaknesses, and accepts those flaws and weaknesses as part of him and loves him still.
Pairing: Rob Benedict x Reader Word count: 625 (Before Lyrics) Warnings: Fluff. Mentions of alcohol. Mentions of sex but no smut. Challenge: This was written for @atc74’s 115 Followers Celebration. My song was “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney and P!nk
Authors Note: This is my first attempt at Rob Benedict and he’s one of the actors I know the least about, so I’m hoping this came out well.
I finally got around to posting my first entry on this mumblr, and I have to tell you, I’m really excited! I’ve been meaning to do so for a while now but moving and just *life* got in the way. Well, I guess I’ll start by introducing my little family and I!
I’m Isabel, but you can call me Izzy if you want! I’m 24 years old and am the lucky mama of Kiara, who just turned two a few weeks ago. She’s an absolute sweetheart and I don’t regret having to leave Royal New Zealand Ballet when I unexpectedly found out I was pregnant with her (well, almost, ahaha… I miss being a ballerina!). At first the news was absolutely horrible because it meant giving up my lifelong dream to dance, but now I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. I love Ki to bits and I can’t wait to document her adventures on this blog!
That’s Ki’s dad, Noah. We met in Wellington when we were 16, when I was there training at RNZB. My life as a professionally studying ballerina made it pretty hard for us when we began dating, but 6 years on Noah and I have an adorable baby daughter (no matter how accidental Ki’s creation was…) and we are engaged, so I guess we did something right! The date for our wedding is in spring this year, so just a few months away.
Since I became a wedding planner after Ki’s birth you can imagine that I am more than excited for the day to arrive! I’m going dress shopping soon, too, so maybe I’ll do a post for that.
We live in a cute little town near Christchurch (my hometown) now, which we picked out because of the gorgeous beach and quiet atmosphere. The locals are so friendly too, and it’s culturally diverse too because New Zealand is well, New Zealand. It’s close enough to the city though so I can visit my friends and family all the time. And since it’s winter here, we’ve been lucky to have lots of snow days lately, which Ki just loves!
That’s it for now, I think. I am super excited to see where this blog goes, and to meet new people, especially from around the world. Hopefully I can make a little post about Kiara in a few days, so I’ll see you then!
living somewhat close to the ocean has spoiled me so much like my roommate said when he goes to the “beach” it means going to a lake, but like now in the future i refuse to live more than an hour from an ocean beach
The Doors were conceived in the pristine warmth of a sandy beach on a sunny day.
During the summer of 1965, Ray Manrarek was living in Venice, on the oceanfront south of Santa Monica, when he ran into an old film school colleague down on the beach. Manzarek had to wipe his glasses on his beach towel and look again to make sure that the tan and lean figure with striking long hair was the same chubby, shorthaired kid he’d known at UCLA.
As [Ray] Manzarek said, “It was a beautiful California day in July around one in the afternoon, when who comes walking down the beach but James Douglas Morrison… And I said, ‘Hey, man, what have you been doing? How come you’re still here in L.A.?’
“He said, ‘Nah, Ray, I never even left. I decided just to stay for the summer.’ I said. ‘Well what’s going on?’ He said, 'I’ve been living on some rooftop writing songs.’
”'Songs?’ I asked. Well obviously, I knew he was a poet, but writing songs? Now, that was interesting.
“'Yeah,’ Jim said. 'Just bits and pieces. Ya know, in my notebook.’
“I said, 'Well, far out. C'mon over, man, sit down here and sing me a song.’ So Jim sits down on the beach and digs his hands into the sand. He pulls up two big handfuls of sand, lifting em’ up and the sand drips out between his fingers, just kind of streaming down. He clears his throat, closes his eyes, and sings in a haunting voice: 'Let’s swim to the moon/Let’s climb thru the tide/Penetrate the evenin’/That the city sleeps to hide.’
"I said, 'Hey, that’s great, man, those are the best lyrics I’ve ever heard for a rock n’ roll song!’ As he was singing, I could hear the chord changes and the beat; my fingers immediately started moving. I could hear weird, strange, spooky notes that I could do on the keyboard around his vocals. Then he sang a few more tunes that he’d put together. And when he was done, I said, 'Why don’t we get a rock n’ roll band together and make a million dollars?’ He said, 'That’s exactly what I had in mind all along.’”
Excerpt:Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison by James Riordan and Jerry Prochnicky
Last chapter! Thank you to all of you who have stuck around until the end! If you want more Loki and Raidne, I will be writing a few one-shots here and there, and posting them on my writing blog. @starrynightfantasies
“Sweetheart, what could you possibly need your pants for? Whatever you need to ask me, you can ask exactly as you are,” Raidne whispered, tucking a stray hair behind Loki’s ear.
I was in junior high when I watched the beach. It made a huge impact on me. Sounds silly I know, but these guys were really doing whatever the fuck they want. It was paradise. Living in something so close to heaven. I’m 15 years older now, my feeling about this is a little bit different, but you must to accept something: You wanted (even for a bit) a kind of living like this… A map like the one that takes you to the beach…
Request: can you do an imagine where y/n is a viewer of Joe and she meets him and they fall in love later on ? :)
You were in line to the ice-shop by the beach in Malibu, and you were beginning to be a bit impatient. The girls in front of you were laughing really loud, the sun was beaming down making you sweat like crazy and the line took forever. You suddenly felt someone push you from behind so you fell over and bumped into the girls in front of you. You could feel yourself blush with embarrassment and your patience would soon be gone.
“I’m so sorry,” you mumbled to the girls who gave you a weird look, which made you look 10 times more stupid.
“No, it was my fault. Sorry girls,” a man’s voice behind you said with a British accent, and the girls smiled to the guy behind you which made you roll your eyes discreet at them. You didn’t even want to turn around to see who the guy was because you knew you would probably flip.
“Are you okay?” the British voice now said and you finally turned around. A short, blonde guy with Rayban sunglasses, a slim body and a cute smile stood in front of you. You instantly recognized him as Joe Sugg, the youtubers you’d followed and for a short moment you thought you were going to pass out.
“Yeah it’s fine,” you answered, trying to sound like you weren’t freaking out at all.
“I’m Joe,” the guy then said and you nodded.
“I know,” you answered without even thinking about it, and you instantly regretted it.
“I mean, I watch your videos,” you said trying to safe this already awkward conversation.
“I’m sorry, I was trying to sound cool but that totally didn’t work the way I planned,” you then said with a little smile and Joe started to laugh which surprised you.
“That’s okay, so are you from around here?” Joe asked and you nodded before pointing towards your house which was right by the beach, only a few seconds away.
“Yeah, I live right there actually,” you answered and Joe now took off his sunglasses and his blue eyes startled you immediately. It was so weird being this close to him, when you had always watched him on your computer screen. It felt so surreal.
“You literally live on the beach,” Joe laughed and you started to laugh as well.
“Yeah, but it’s not as cool as you might think. The seagulls are a pain in the ass,” you said and you didn’t even realize that you had swore in front of Joe, but once again Joe laughed.
“Your very own alarm clock,” Joe said with a laugh and you laughed with him. He was being really cute and you felt all warm and fuzzy inside.
“So since I almost threw you to the floor, I think I need to make it up to you,” Joe suddenly said and you looked at him with red cheeks and a smile.
“What do you have in mind?” you asked, feeling like a little girl at Christmas.
“First of all I need the name of my victim, and then I’m taking you out for dinner tonight… If you want of course!” Joe said and suddenly it was him who seemed all shy and cute, which made you smile at him. Joe Sugg had just invited you out for dinner! This couldn’t be real life.
“That sounds like a good plan… And I’m Y/N,” you said and Joe smiled at you with the cutest smile you had ever seen.
“That name suits you,” Joe said and you could feel yourself blush again.
“Oh thank you,” you said whilst looking down at your feet. You had now reached the counter of the ice-shop and you ordered the ice-cream for you and your friend. You could feel Joe’s eyes on you all the time and it made your belly tickle. You got your ice-creams and turned around. Joe had his eyes locked at you and he gave you a little note, before he winked at you and started to order his ice-creams. You started to walk away whilst opening the note. You couldn’t stop smiling after you had read the note:
“If you want to meet me here at 7 pm
I would be a very happy Joe.
Hope I’ll see your beautiful face again, Y/N. xx”
Do you mind if I ask you what you guys do for a living? Sorry I know that's usually something people don't like answering. But from the videos you post, where you live is so so gorgeous. Or is California just not as expensive as I think lol I'm a freshman in college and I have no idea what to do. I just want to live out in California by the beach but like, money 😩😩😩 thanks for your time I really do appreciate it. Have an amazing day !
You guys ask us this a lot. Sarah works in the digital production team at a major Hollywood studio. I make videos for a living, but my income doesn’t really come from my /stevie and /stevieandsarah channels. I sell videos to companies that need internal corporate video. (like how to train employees, etc) I also host shows on other youtube channels. Some that I’ve done are Tweetfind, XDA Developers, RootzWiki, PocketNow, GivMobile, SimpleMobile, 4facts1lie, and now I’m working with Astronauts Wanted on a show called “The Feels"
Sometimes I get a sponsor that wants me to talk about their product or website in a video and that gets me some income too, sometimes I get paid to speak on a panel at a conference. LA is very beautiful, but very expensive. You have to make sacrifices especially with renting. We don’t even have a bedroom in our apartment, it’s a loft (AKA a glorified studio) with a kitchen the size of a closet..and we pay close to $2000 a month for rent and utilities, but we live in a very nice part of LA and very close to Sarah’s work. Traffic here IS NOT WORTH IT.
We are both very very lucky to be able to make ends meet and to be doing what we love, it isn’t easy but it is worth it for now. When I first moved here I shared a studio(no kitchen) with another girl and paid $450 a month. But I lived directly on the beach. If you want to make it work here, you can make it work. The cost of living is high, but so are wages. Good Luck! <3
Tentoo/Rose, starting out on their life together on Pete’s World.
Rose could feel the Doctor’s gaze on her, and she shifted awkwardly in her seat. The fancy black leather reclining chairs of her not-quite-dad’s luxurious zeppelin suddenly didn’t feel so comfy.
As soon as Pete had picked them up in Norway, both she and the Doctor had zonked out, exhausted, in seats either side of the aisle. Currently, Rose was stirring, but she hadn’t yet opened her eyes. She surreptitiously wiped her chin against her shoulder; unfortunately, she had a propensity for drooling when dozing, something which the Doctor had been fond of joking with her about in the past. But she wasn’t really in the mood for his teasing right now.
//20.08.// Bad close-up of little part of my stationery :) (almost done with my study tips post, stay tuned!)
I spent 20$ today on stationery (none of it is in the picture), whoops. I went to the beach with my friend and we spent like 2 hours grading MARVEL carachters. Honeslty it is super fun if you are a fan 😂 I am going to shower now and then start setting up my very first school planner/bullet journal :D I am so excited, yay!
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~Mae West
You’re embarrassingly ecstatic when the letter comes, with a first class foreign stamp and Isaac’s scruffy handwriting. Your heart starts racing, and you have to cast a glare at Liam to stop him laughing at your excitement. You rip open the letter, and struggle with the envelope for a bit before you finally get the letter open. Your hands are shaking.
Y/N, I miss you so much. I miss you so much that it hurts, it hurts like hell when you’re not here. I miss the way you smile, and your laugh, and the way I have someone to hold at night. The bed is empty without you, I’m empty without you. I know I’m getting on everyone’s nerves, but I can’t stand it. Scott is here with Kira, Stiles is with Malia, and I hate not having you here. Not kissing you, not touching you, it feels like I only have half of my heart. England is beautiful, and we’re close to finding the other pack now. Stiles and Lydia found their camp, and even saw them last night, but we decided not to go close until we’re all together, and in daylight. Everything’s better in daylight. I’m sitting by the beach now, if you can call it that. It’s not like the beaches in California, it’s covered in rocks, and the sun is hidden behind a dense layer of clouds. It’s rained most of the time we’ve been here, and we haven’t had any sun. I can’t imagine living here all the time. This place is torture. It’s so grey all the time. Then again, it’s probably just me. I wish you were here. Love, Isaac
You smile at the letter, and grab a pen, to start writing your own. You have to balance the paper on your knee, and the writing goes wonky, but you can’t wait to write the letter, it’s like you’re having a conversation with Isaac, and after not seeing him for a month, it’s practically un-bearable.
Isaac, You sound lovesick. Trust me, you’re not the only one. I think Derek might throttle me if I mention your name again. I know what you mean, it’s like the sun doesn’t shine as bright when you’re not here, and everything is a little bit dimmer because of it. I’m glad to hear of your advancements with the pack – the sooner you meet with them the sooner you can come home! I am sat on the bleachers, watching Liam practice. He’s been mocking me for sending letters. He doesn’t seem to get the fact that not everyone is rich enough for an over-seas phone call! Anyway, I think it’s romantic. Don’t you? I feel like I’m travelling back in time. England sounds interesting – I can’t imagine it not being sunny all the time. A beach with rocks instead of sand sounds a little too weird. What’s the appeal of the beach if there isn’t any baking sand to burn your feet on? I wish I was with you. Love, Y/N
If not let me tell you a funny ass story. Seriously.
Alright so, I live in New Jersey, in a beach town. I grew up here my entire life so I grew up literally half a mile away from the ocean. Moved away for a few years, and now I’m back.
I have a friend who lives in Ontario near Toronto. She had never been in the ocean, or super close to it. Any open water. Her nearest experience to a huge body of water was Lake Ontario. So it’s almost summer time and she comes down, and she is thrilled, THRILLED, to go swimming in the ocean. The water was still pretty cold, but we were determined to have her swim in the ocean. We were both really excited.
Now those of you who have grown up around the ocean know that there are a few rules. Salt water is very different from fresh water (like Lake Ontario) and the ocean is… well, it’s the fucking ocean. There’s a certain way that you should swim so you don’t exhaust yourself, beginners shouldn’t go too far out where they can’t touch the bottom, certain fish and animals come into shore at certain times of the year, all that shit. So we’re driving to the beach, and I start talking to her.
Me: Listen, it’s still kind of cool out, and it’s a yellow flag day. The waves are going to be big, like around six feet, so when you go to get in-
Her: I know how to swim, Cassie.
Me: Honey, you don’t understand, this isn’t a lake. The waves are-
And she got all haughty with me.
Her: The LAKE HAS WAVES, CASSANDRA. I KNOW.
So I was like, you know what, fuck it. Fine. “Alright dude, just making sure.”
Then I go,
“About the water, it’s really salty-”
“I know. I know the ocean is salt water.”
So I didn’t say anything for the rest of the way there. We park, get out towels and stuff, and walk to the beach. We walk over the hill of sand, and there it is. The mother fucking ocean. Unforgiving, huge, flat horizon. I’m walking, and I ask her if she’s excited and she doesn’t answer. I stop and I look around, and she’s like, ten feet back, standing still and staring. And I’m like, ‘dude?’
“T-They’re so BIG…."
And the Tony Stark/Dean Winchester in me couldn’t help but go,
”…Well yeah, but the lake has waves, what’s the problem?“
”…You said six feet!“
"Yeah. From the surface of the water. Not the bottom of the ocean. That’s not how it works here.”
So she gets real quiet and starts to walk again, and me, thinking that maybe she GOT it, went “So when you get in-”
“I know how to swim.”
I dropped it. Put my towel down and I head to the water. I dive in, swim out past the point of where the waves would crest, and I was about a quarter mile out before I look back.
She’s flat on her ass on the sand, getting pummeled before she stumbles back onto the beach.
Soooo I swim back and get out.
She’s all angry now.
“I CAN’T GET IN.”
Tony Stark/Dean Winchester me: “…Dude, you know how to swim.”
So finally she allowed me to explain to her that you have to dive INTO the waves so they don’t knock you on your ass, and while I’m doing this she’s spitting in the sand, and I’m like, “what are you doing?”
“It’s so SALTY.”
“…Well yeah, you know there’s salt in the ocean, remember?”
We ended up going home.
Funniest shit ever.
Couldn’t get better out of a sitcom.
We went back next year in the summer and she finally got into the water when the waves were lower, but she wouldn’t even swim. She spent the entire time slapping at the water and I’m like, what the fuck are you doing?
“I’m looking for fish.”
“It doesn’t work like that, the ocean is a big place. There aren’t fish in every single inch of i-”
Dean stared at the name on his phone, unsure of what to do, leaving
himself in disbelief. Lisa had saved him from himself, she’d taken
him in with open arms, given him a place to live helped him adjust to
a normal life. She’d done everything for him, to help him, and he was
grateful, he could even go so far as to say that he was happy. He
couldn’t believe what he’d just done, and couldn’t fathom what he
would tell her. But, again, it was you. Every time your name was
brought up he could see Lisa’s face drop, knowing where his heart
truly lay. He’d never expected to see you again, never expected to be
in this situation. Thinking he’d found love, and a real home with
Lisa. Yet there you were, standing in front of him, vulnerable,
breathing, and complicating his life by your mere existence. He
excused himself, stepping outside to answer Lisa’s call.
He answered attempting to be cheerful, to not let the guilt seep into
are things going?” She asked, happy just to hear his voice.
yeah. Things are good.” He said briskly, his head turning, eyes watching you
through the window.
Ben’s team won their game today.” She informed him, as if it were
just a regular conversation, oblivious to the turmoil in Dean’s head.
did? That’s great.” He replied absentmindedly. His focus on your
face, the way you moved, scared, and lost.
was so proud, they get to go to the state finals.” Lisa continued,
but he didn’t hear a word anymore, he watched you bring your fingers
to your lips, the inner workings of your mind clear on your face.
“Hey, everything okay?”
Yeah, yeah, that’s great, tell him I’m proud of him.” He responded
you think you’ll still be home Saturday?” She asked. He had no idea
how to answer her, not with you back in the picture. He knew his
pause made her nervous.
uh, I think so, but we don’t have a lot to go on, so we may be a few
more days.” He lied, and he could tell she knew, but she didn’t
press. That was one of the many good things about Lisa, when it came
to his job, there were just things she didn’t want to know, only this
time it was something that might break her heart.
Well… Hurry back, we miss you.”
I miss you too.” His replied automatic.
careful. I love you.” She said, the stone in his stomach dropping.
This time he just couldn’t choke out the words.
too.” Dean said quickly, hanging up before she could she could say
another word. He walked back into your apartment to see you leaning
over the counter on your elbows.
..request: can you do a nash imagine where he sets you on a scavenger hunt to meet him on the beach where a lovely date begins and after he takes you to a romantic beach house nearby -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- it was 10 February. You and Nash’s anniversary. you woke up to the sound of your phone’s alarm. you groaned and rolled out of bed in one swift move.“what’s this?” you said looking at a paper with your name on it on the small bed-side table.
you reached over to grab it.“hello beautiful and good morning. Today is our anniversary. Man it’s already been 3 years. The best 3 years of my life. I prepared something for you. A scavenger hunt. Your first place is the washing machine upstairs. It’ll lead you from there.
you got up and quickly went upstairs. You opened the handle and found a piece of paper. ” go down stairs. There’s Johnson waiting for you with something.“ you went downstairs and saw Johnson in the sofa. ’‘Jack?” you said he got up. “here” he said handing you a beautiful blue long dress with a leg slit cut up to the tigh and the perfect blue shoes to go with it. “go change in the bathroom. there’s another note on the sink. I have to go now. Have fun and if you’re getting some use protection” he said leaving, leaving you with a chuckle.
you went to the bathroom and opened the note. “you’re doing great babe just a few more and i can see you! ok so wear the dress and the shoes i got you and there’s a box with a note on it on the master bedroom’s drawers” it read.
you dressed and went upstairs to the master bedroom.
you saw a beautiful black box with a bow tied around it. you opened it and saw the most beautiful set of jewelery. It was a diamond necklace with matching earrings and braclet. You wore them and read the note there was on the box.
“go outside there’s a limo waiting for you outside’'
you went outside and saw a huge black limo. you got in and the driver started driving. ’'where are we going?” you said getting anxious. “i can’t tell you that miss but trust me it’s beautiful. you have a great boyfriend he’s a nice man. Knows how to treat a beautiful lady like you” he said and you couldn’t helo but blush. “thank you and yes i do. i’m so blessed to have him.” you said
about 20 minutes later.
the car stopped and the driver got out and opened your door. “thank you” you said as he closed the door. “here miss” he said handing you a piece of paper. you looked around you first. it was the beach where you and Nash first met and opened the letter. “ remember this place? it’s where we had our first date. i remember i couldn’t take my eyes off of you. you looked so beautiful and the boys were fighting over who would talk to you. Gilinsky was so sure he was going to get you but, joke’s on him 'cuz i got you now. Now, come to the beach house it’s your final destination. The door is open.
you walked over to the beach house. you got through the door and closed it behind you. you saw rose petals on the floor leading to the living room. you followed them and saw Nash looking as handsome as ever in his tux and bright blue eyes.’'you look stunning princess” he said. He couldn’t take his eyes off of you. you blushed.“let’s go have dinner on the beach i got your favourite.” he said taking your hand and leading you to the the table that was set up for you two
Im trying my hardest to smile through this really hard and lonely time. Ive been crying for most of the week. It hard loosing people you love. But i choose to smile right now and listen to you, so Thank you Taylor. you are getting me through this very moment right now with my grandma about to pass, and i already lost someone close to me recently. And not knowing where i mite live . And been so alone with not many friends around to turn to . Ive been driving to Malibu alone sitting by the beach in these times , and listen to ur music music. So thank you , for everything you’ve ever done for me including meeting me last month. I wont ever forget it. And your truly a beautiful person on the inside and out , its been so hard but you help me feel like its going to be ok… taylorswift