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Lee Euiwoong Mafia AU

warning: one of the main character’s parents dies, so if you struggle with the topic/feelings around grief/loss of a loved one, this may be a bit too much, since it does discuss those topics

  • you sighed, looking over your milkshake at lee euiwoong, your semi-best friend and ex-boyfriend
  • “you’re really sticking with this?” you asked, eyes flickering to euiwoong’s waistband where his gun was and back up to his face
  • euiwoong sighed, taking another bite of his hamburger, “(y/n), you know I don’t have a choice.”
  • ever since high school, you and euiwoong had been best friends
  • the two of you had really liked each other, and even started dating, becoming one of your high school’s ‘golden couples’
  • however, he’d gotten dragged into the 101 with his other friend, ahn hyeongseop, and you ended up breaking up with him, not wanting to get involved in the 101 stuff yourself
  • it had been a hard decision, but you knew that you needed to protect and take care of yourself
  • the two of you had a tradition of going to this diner for a meal every one in a while, and so there you sat, across from euiwoong
  • you watched quietly as euiwoong continued to eat, alternating between his burger and fries
  • “how’s hyeongseop?” you asked, trying to make conversation
  • euiwoong shrugged, “same old. he’s been trying to stay safer lately, cuz he got shot on a trip a few months back.”
  • “you didn’t get shot, right?” you asked sharply, glancing up at euiwoong’s face. instantly, you narrowed your eyes, “lee euiwoong, tell me the truth, i know when you’re lying.”
  • “yeah, i got shot,” he admitted with a sigh, “it wasn’t a big deal or anything, i just needed a few stitches.”
  • the conversation shifted to your mom’s business, and euiwoong seemed relieved that you weren’t on the topic of 101 anymore
  • after you two had paid and were heading your separate ways, you stopped euiwoong briefly
  • “woongie,” you said quietly, reaching up to hug him, “i might not be your girlfriend, but I really do care about you. stay safe, okay?”
  • euiwoong nodded wordlessly, arms tightening around you
  • the two of you stood on the sidewalk, hugging for a moment more before parting, saying your goodbyes and heading home
  • that night, you couldn’t fall asleep, still thinking about what had happened earlier with euiwoong
  • you did miss your relationship with him, and you missed being able to go on dates and just be in his presence
  • you didn’t see euiwoong for another couple of months, figuring that he was busy with ‘work’-related things
  • one night, you got a call from euiwoong’s mother, who was in tears
  • euiwoong’s father had passed away due to a heart attack, and she’d been calling euiwoong over and over but he didn’t pick up
  • “i’ll find him, don’t worry,” you promised euiwoong’s mother, heart worried
  • you were saddened by the news– you’d known euiwoong’s father very well, and you were also worried about the pain that euiwoong’s mother must have been feeling
  • you tried to call euiwoong as well, but the call went straight to voicemail
  • sighing, you dressed for going out, grabbing your keys and hurrying to your car
  • you knew where euiwoong worked– you’d been there once and sworn never to go back
  • upon arriving, you asked where the room that euiwoong worked in was in, barging into the room without even asking
  • “(y/n),” hyeongseop asked, looking up from his laptop
  • euiwoong turned around from the huge whiteboard that he had been writing on, glaring at you
  • “(y/n),” he said, hurrying over to you, “why are you here? you know it’s dangerous.”
  • “euiwoong,” you said softly, “we need to talk.”
  • it only took one look from euiwoong to be able to tell that something was wrong. once in the hall, you broke the news to him, letting him cry into your shoulder
  • “i’ll drive you to your mom’s,” you reassured him, fingers carding through his hair in the way that you knew calmed him down
  • after explaining the situation to hyeongseop, you drove to your apartment first, picking up some clothing and necessities before going to euiwoong’s flat, doing the same for him
  • euiwoong was in the passenger’s seat the whole time, tears still occasionally escaping down his cheeks
  • as you reached a red light, you reached over for his hand, squeezing it tightly
  • “i’m here for you, euiwoong,” you said quietly as he gave you a watery smile
  • his mother lived in the next town over, and it took about half an hour to drive there
  • you dropped him off at the door of his mom’s house before going to find parking, bringing in the bags of clothing and necessities that you’d brought
  • as you entered the house, euiwoong’s mother gave you a hug, thanking you for bringing her son home
  • “i’m so sorry, amy,” you said, hugging her tightly, “if there’s anything i can do to help, please just ask.”
  • you offered to cook the two lees dinner while they talked, figuring that they could use the time alone
  • that night, you and euiwoong ended up sleeping in his childhood bed, just like back in high school
  • while you might not have been dating, you two were still super close, and you knew euiwoong well
  • you made sure that euiwoong didn’t cry too much, assuring him that he would be okay
  • for the next couple of days, you tried your best to support the lee family, helping them cook meals, go grocery shopping, and keep the house tidy as amy and euiwoong grieved and began making plans for the funeral
  • the last night that you two stay at his mother’s house, you were tracing the tattoos he had on his wrist 
  • “(y/n), I miss you,” he said quietly, turning so that his face was resting next to yours on the pillow. “i miss us.”
  • you watched as euiwoong curled his hand around yours, holding it tightly
  • “i miss us too,” you replied with a wistful smile, “we had a good thing going, woongie.”
  • “then why can’t we still have that?” euiwoong asked, looking at you. 
  • you sighed, rolling over onto your back, “i don’t know. maybe there’s a part of me that’s scared i’ll get attached, and then you’ll just be gone.”
  • “i’m not going to just disappear, you know,” euiwoong remarked with a chuckle
  • “woong, you’re in the mafia.”
  • “yeah, but like, i literally haven’t ever shot my gun,” he retorted, “i literally spend my time in my office doing research and compiling data”
  • you looked over at him
  • “only you would get the office job in the fucking mafia”
  • “so does that mean that you’re willing to try?” euiwoong asked hopefully, looking over at you
  • you sighed, looking back at him
  • “i guess”
  • a slow smile spread across euiwoongs face and he rolled over, cuddling up to your body
  • “now that we’re dating again, i can finally snuggle with you,” he cackled, wrapping his arms around your torso
  • “yah, euiwoong, i didn’t say anything about dating!”
  • “ey, it’ll happen eventually”

this was like an euiwoong imagine with a side of mafia!au i’m sorry lmao

galrahunks  asked:

Jeanmarco bakery au "You come in every day and buy the same thing but today we're out of it and your pouty face is so cute WHAT can I get you instead, my number maybe"

i am. very sorry this took so long to finish holy FUCK but i really really enjoyed this prompt i love u for sending it THANK YOU

Jean leaned on the counter, his palms flat on the fake wooden surface, his neck straining as he stared down the street. He kept throwing the occasional glance at the last chocolate chip muffin in the display case, just to make sure it hadn’t disappeared.

“You waiting for your boyfriend, Jean?” Reiner’s voice cut through the low hum of the store, booming over the quiet conversations, much to Jean’s chagrin. He stiffened, turning to glare at his bulky coworker.

“He’s not my boyfriend, asshole.” Jean hissed. “I just want to make sure he gets his muffin. There’s only one left, and he’s been getting them every day since I started working here. I don’t want to throw his daily routine off, or whatever.”

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anonymous asked:

hi emma! i love love love youuu and your voice. it's just so soothing askfjdiklsls. do you have any plans to do a face reveal?! this is not my actual question but i just really really adore you 💘 so anywayyy do you know any alternatives to an arc notebook from staples that you have? i can't seem to get them but the loose-leaf notebook system really interests me! sorry if my english is horrible, it's not my first language 😣

Hi! Ah, thank you so much! I found my voice so weird on that video. It seems slightly higher than usual I think because I was nervous :’-) I plan to reveal it when I start doing YouTube properly. I really don’t want it to be a big thing because that will freak me out!! :O Thank you so much though. Some alternatives are:

Hope this helps x

haha-face  asked:

Hiya! I want to thank you again for your Project Cormier comp. I was always a Delphine fan, but it really made me realize how much I love watching Ebro portray her. So, here's to hoping for a great last four episodes of OB. Hopefully Delphine will make an appearance in a majority of them.

Thank you so much!, I learned a lot about the character doing the compilation, the writing in OB can be inconsistent, but Delphine’s development over the seasons is super interesting. I really liked 5x07 (a scene with Felix and Delphine working in Geneva would be perfect, but well…) and looks like the final three episodes are going to be wild. We know that Ebro is back in 5x08, so that’s good news for now.

By the way, I’ll be posting the final version of Project Cormier (+S5) one or two weeks after the finale, I’ll let you guys know :)

BTS at the BBMAS
  • (Sitting next to Justin Bieber)
  • Jin: hi, I'm jin. You know anneyonghassayo?
  • Justin: yeah hi..no
  • Suga: dis..(points at Justin's necklace) dis 3 dollar chain?
  • Justin: what! No it's expensive
  • J-hope: (goes a bit too close and whispers) I hate snakeu
  • Justin: ...okay
  • Jungkook: (mouths I love you @ JB)
  • Justin: ....
  • Justin: (looking at Jimin)
  • Justin: you seem like the normal one here lol, what's your name man?
  • Jimin, with the cutest smile on his face: hi ^^
  • Justin: ...(triggered bc Jimin is really cute)
  • Rap monster: I apologize for all this, we're really nervous that's why
  • Justin, not paying attention to RM, still looking at Jimin: ..I'm gay
  • Justin: ...I MEANT IT's okay...

@mellorad encouraged me to and helped me set up my own streaming channel! In order to try it out, she got to request a drawing and wished for a Mustang waiting for a date with Elizabeth – I loved the idea (of course).
Woohoo to minimalistic text backgrounds hhh

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The only thing we need to worry about is the next minute. 

[translations] 2017.07.06 NCT 127 First Anniversary Event fan accounts - Rolling Paper

Taeil -> Johnny
Chicago monster bro. I love your physiques, are you perhaps a model? Thank you for always looking out for the rest of the members by taking on the role of the middle man. [chewchew_do]

Taeil -> Taeyong
Your features are so beautiful. Your eyes nose lips, no, I love everything about you [cheetahparrot]

Taeil -> Yuta
Yukkuri ….. ????? (fan accounts say that yuta was laughing so hard that he couldn’t read it)

Taeil -> Doyoung
How are you? Cutie. Every time I see your shoulders I think you are so handsome. I’m fine thank you bro [dukduk0614]

Taeil -> Jaehyun
Jaehyun I like your burning passion, in the future please burn that bright and pass the passion on to the remaining members as well [chin9deura]

Taeil -> Winwin
Ni Hao, Dong Si Cheng. I heard you play games really badly, practice more. Anyway you are so cute. I think you have gotten used to living in Korea, and gotten close with the members. Dong Si Cheng, Wo Ai Ni [nct_victory]

Taeil -> Mark
Cute. You are so cute. I can always feel a lot of things when I’m with you. Thank you bro [markleezzang]

Taeil -> Haechan
Our Lee Haechan who usually joke a lot but lately you became quiet. However now I like how you are joking around again. We nag at you is because we like you. I’m thankful that you are doing the role of the maknae well, and became the mood-maker too. Bye bye I love you [xzzanx]

Johnny -> Taeil
I am an only child in the family. But because hyung was by my side I was able to feel how is it like to have an older brother. I feel really happy and secured with hyung by my side. I am always thankful for that. Even though hyung don’t express it, but I know you like me a lot. I love you hyung. [chin9deura]

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Art of May!!! (ok I couldn’t put them all on one post because it was starting to be really too much ^^’)

Painted on PS [2017.05]

It was a really good month, I experimented a lot and had so much fun. Also I want to particularly thank all of you for your supports, your likes, reblogs, comments, tags and messages. I am sooo overwhelmed and I feel so blessed by all of you and yup Thank you guys, you are amazing and I am so lucky!!  Have a really really beautiful day

I am so happy that Nintendo are finally making their games more diverse and actually realizing that they can’t get away with putting the same round faced white girl in their games over and over again but

holy shit has characters like Marina, the Gerudos and Twintelle really shown just how gross, fetishistic and dehumanizing y’all on this site are to black ppl

calling them your ‘fierce hyper-sexualized choco-latte thicc face sitting goddesses’ isn’t a good thing dudes, its really creepy and demeaning

Will Roland stage door experience

all i can think about is when i met Will at the stage door and told him that i was in love with his voice and i could just listen to him talk forever and he smiled really wide and thanked me and was just being adorable and then someone like 6 people down just yelled really loudly “ARE YOUR TEETH REAL” and Will had the most amused and incredulous look on his face and he looked at me and then at the person who asked the question and then back at me and then responded “Yes, i use them to sing.”

i love this man

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random phone screencaps of Lin in Do No Harm because I love this character a lot and he deserved so much better

We finally get to see Lotor’s Face and

it’s a dorito 

it’s a fuckng dorito

yaoi sempai triangle faced fuck

Involved: Part 4

Pairing: Peter Parker x Reader 

A/N: okay so there is smut in this but it isn’t very detailed because like? this is a big part and i needed it to be about more than the horizontal hanky panky anyway im pretty sure im only gonna do one more part after this so here we go PSA this is not good, it’s 3:30 am and im locking that in as my final excuse

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 5

Originally posted by tomshollandss

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MORE QUESTION SENTENCE STARTERS.

❛ Why are we doing this again? ❜
❛ Is this a bootycall? ❜
❛ Did you really just ask me that? ❜
❛ You don’t think I’m going, do you? ❜
❛ What happened between you and _____? ❜
❛ So, are you two dating? ❜
❛ You think you control my life now? ❜
❛ What did you do? ❜
❛ How far along are you now? ❜
❛ Was this your plan all along? ❜
❛ Why didn’t you just tell me? ❜
❛ Are you sure you’re not keeping any secrets? ❜
❛ Are you sure you’re telling me everything? ❜
❛ Why would you even begin to think that? ❜
❛ Did someone tell you that? ❜
❛ What’s the time again? ❜
❛ Are you ever going to come back? ❜
❛ Wait, what? Where did you hear that at? ❜
❛ Are you here to lie to me again? ❜
❛ Did you really think that? After all this time? ❜
❛ Why are you leaving me? ❜
❛ Why should I believe you? ❜
❛ Why don’t you understand? ❜
❛ Do you really think I’m going to trust you that easily? ❜
❛ You mean, you weren’t joking about that? ❜
❛ Is that really how you feel? ❜
❛ Do you remember anything, at all? ❜
❛ How could you go behind my back and do that? ❜
❛ You didn’t tell me about this? ❜
❛ So, is there any exciting news to hear? ❜
❛ You think I’m inclined to believe that? ❜
❛ How long do you think I will wait for that happen? ❜
❛ Why aren’t you laughing, was it not funny? ❜
❛ Why are you staring at me like that? ❜
❛ Are you okay? What the hell happened? ❜
❛ Did you go somewhere else without me again? ❜
❛ Is it you or is it me? ❜
❛ You think I owe you an apology? For what? ❜
❛ What did I ever do so wrong to you for you to hate me? ❜
❛ Why do you hate me so much? ❜
❛ What did I ever do to you? ❜
❛ Okay, where is all this coming from exactly? ❜
❛ Are you trying to break up with me right now? ❜
❛ Is this part where we kiss? ❜
❛ Are you trying to kiss me right now? ❜
❛ Are you going to let me by or not? ❜
❛ So, are you in or are you out? ❜
❛ Are we going to stand out here all night? ❜
❛ You didn’t even bother to tell me about this? ❜
❛ What else are you lying about? ❜
❛ Are you hiding something for me? ❜
❛ Did you even notice that I was gone? ❜
❛ What are you doing here? ❜
❛ You know you aren’t allowed in here, right? ❜
❛ Did you kill someone? ❜
❛ Are you sure you’re not hiding anything? ❜
❛ What, you think this is some kind of game? ❜
❛ What are you having doubts about? ❜
❛ You don’t think we’re wasting time? ❜
❛ Is that a threat or a promise? ❜
❛ Oh, so you don’t kiss and tell anymore? ❜
❛ What more do you want me to do? ❜
❛ What am I going to do without you? ❜
❛ How long have you known about this? ❜
❛ You’re not starting to like me are you? ❜
❛ Is this your way of saying sorry? ❜
❛ Who would buy that? ❜
❛ You know, I don’t want to see you, right? ❜
❛ Have you been drinking? Are you drunk? ❜
❛ How much have you had to drink tonight? ❜
❛ How’s that hangover from last night? ❜
❛ Long night, huh? ❜
❛ So, did I miss anything interesting? ❜
❛ What are you watching over there? ❜
❛ Who are you texting? ❜
❛ Who’s got you smiling? ❜
❛ You didn’t hear that? ❜
❛ Is this a date or? ❜
❛ Are you going to ignore me forever? ❜
❛ How long before your silent treatment breaks? ❜
❛ What can I do to make up for it? ❜
❛ Will you please just talk to him/her for me? ❜
❛ Are you here to apologize? ❜
❛ Do you ever stop talking? ❜
❛ Is that really still a thing these days? ❜
❛ Are you laughing at me or with me? ❜
❛ What was it like before she/he was here? ❜
❛ Do you remember me at all? ❜
❛ Are you in trouble? ❜
❛ You’re not in any kind of trouble, are you? ❜
❛ There was something you needed to tell me? ❜
❛ Are you insulting me right now? ❜
❛ Is that supposed to be some kind of an insult? ❜
❛ You do realize you’re wrong, right? ❜
❛ What’s so wrong with that? ❜
❛ Is that such a bad thing? ❜
❛ You’re not going to be sick again, are you? ❜
❛ You really the police? Why would you do that? ❜
❛ You really don’t trust me anymore? ❜
❛ Aren’t we friends?
❛ Why do you always lie to me? ❜
❛ Why is it so hard to face the truth? ❜
❛ Why is it so hard for you to tell the truth? ❜
❛ Where do you think youre going? ❜
❛ So that’s it then? You’re just going to walk out? ❜
❛ Don’t you believe me? ❜
❛ Do you love me? Do you even like me? ❜
❛ What’s stopping us from being together other than you? ❜
❛ How come it took you so long to answer? ❜
❛ Why are you ignoring me? ❜
❛ I thought we were friends, how could you do this? ❜
❛ Are you really wearing that? ❜
❛ You really think that will help? ❜
❛ Do you ever think about us? ❜
❛ Why are you standing on my porch in the middle of the night? ❜
❛ Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? ❜
❛ What did I say? ❜
❛ Why are you having such a hard time believing me? ❜
❛ What’s your excuse? ❜
❛ Did you think I wouldn’t find out? ❜
❛ How did you find this out? Who told you? ❜
❛ Are we really going to this stupid party? ❜
❛ Why are you always so sad? ❜
❛ Why do you care so little about everything? ❜
❛ What was it like? ❜
❛ Are you setting me up? ❜
❛ As long as you aren’t setting me up for failure, okay? ❜
❛ Do you believe in love? Do you believe in us? ❜

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Peter Parker and soulmate being able to hear eachothers thoughts. So soulmates can communicate before they meet/until they are ready to meet.

You smiled softly as your attention was stolen from the French essay in front of you by the now familiar voice of your soulmate in your mind.

“Eliza Schuyler was the wife of….of…..”

“Alexander Hamilton,” you thought, chuckling as you hummed the tune without meaning to.

“Thanks (Nickname)!” came his voice again. “This history essay’s killing me.”

“Try French,” you thought bitterly, glaring at the half-filled sheet of paper in front of you.

“Non merci,” he replied cheekily. You giggled.

“Need any more help with history?” you asked. “I know Alexander Hamilton like I know my own mind.”

“I know you do, you were singing that musical in your head all day yesterday.”

“Sorry! My friends get annoyed at it too.”

“Don’t be sorry, it was kinda cute.” His voice sounded shy now, and you bit your lip at how adorable he sounded.

You’d been able to hear Peter’s thoughts for a few months now, and every day you could feel yourself falling more in love with him. He was so funny and nerdy, he listened to all your rants and worries, and he was always there if you needed him.

“Hey Pete?”

“Hmm?”

“Do you think we could meet up soon? I…I really like you.”

The silence you were greeted with scared you, and all the horror stories you’d read about soulmates not loving each other or people being assigned the wrong soulmate came rushing to the front of your mind.

“I really like you too, (Y/N). We could meet up today? Unless you want to finish your French work, because I don’t mind when-,”

“Today would be great,” you thought, a grin spreading across your face as you shoved your work away from you.

“When and where?”

anonymous asked:

RFA+V+Saeran accidentally hitting MC headcannons? I'm sorry if this triggers you or something but I'm curious how will they react!

( ̄▽ ̄) This got progressively more fun to write~~ It varies from fluff to comedy to slight angst lolol

–R.I.


RFA Accidentally Hits MC

Yoosung

  • He hadn’t meant to, he swears!!
  • He was just so excited about finally achieving a higher level than Seven on LOLOL that he’d carelessly thrown his headphones behind him and you just happened to be there!
  • When he turned around to tell you his good news, he noticed the newly-formed bump on your head.
  • Oblivious, he tilted his head in question. “Oh, how’d you get hurt, MC?”
  • You fired a glare at him, crossing your arms and stomping off, irritated by his carelessness. ‘I’m going to ignore him!’ you decided.
  • You held true to your word.
  • It wasn’t until days later (in which Yoosung spent whining for your attention) when he heard you complaining to Jaehee about what had happened, and how careless he was.
  • Finally learning his mistake, he slid to the floor, grasping at your leg while he stared up at you with tears in his eyes. “I’m sorry!!!” he wailed, feeling the guilt him hard. “I’ll do anything to make it up to youuuu” ;-;
  • Dammit, his puppy face was hard to resist.

Zen

  • He noticed you trying to sneak up on him by looking at your shadow on the floor, and he swiftly turned around so he could tease you that your plan failed but… but…
  • His long ponytail somehow whacked you in the face, leaving a pink mark on your cheek
  • “Owwie.” You rubbed your cheek with a slight frown.
  • He shrieks at the sin he’d just committed. I JUST HIT MY PRINCESS WHATDOIDOOHMYGODIDESERVETODIE
  • He rushed out an apology in a panic, “MC, I’m so sorry, oh my gosh, I’ll never do that agai-”
  • Low whistles came from their surroundings.
  • “Wow, what an awful boyfriend, did he hit her? Her cheek is pink… Poor girl…”
  • “Isn’t that the actor Zen? Didn’t know he was abusive to his girlfriend…”
  • Every comment only made him feel guiltier. He hadn’t meant to hurt you—he would never!
  • He placed his head in his hands, feeling horrible about himself. You noticed that tears were welling up in his eyes.
  • “Hey, it was just an accident… And it was only your hair. It’s okay Zen. I know you’d never hurt me,” you murmured gently, smiling brightly up at him as you brushed aside his bangs.
  • “M-maybe I shouldn’t stand so close to you anymore…” He shook his head, frantically backing away from you, not processing your words at all.
  • Well, you sure had fun explaining why Zen kept running away from you like a little kid at the RFA party. It only got worse when Seven joined in, “ARE WE PLAYING TAG?!? TAG, YOU’RE IT, MC!!!” and running off…

Jaehee

  • As usual, you were helping out at the coffeeshop, scurrying around behind the counter to get to the customers’ orders.
  • And like most days, it was busy.
  • As you were serving a customer at the cash register, Jaehee was rushing to finish someone else’s order, and in her hurry, she bumped into you. Hard.
  • The both of you crashed down, with her knee digging into your abdomen. You felt the wind knocked out of you, and you gasped for air, your eyes rolling to the back of your head from the pain.
  • “MC!” Jaehee shrieked, the guilt hitting her immediately. “MC, are you okay? Can you hear me?”
  • You were in too much pain to even realize she was talking. You closed your eyes as you rolled to your side, trying to tolerate it.
  • “Hey, take my order already!” someone demanded.
  • Jaehee slowly stood up, a fierce glare upon her face as she slammed her fist onto the countertop. “Your order? MC is hurt and all you can think about is your order? You think your order is more important?” she growled, glaring daggers in the inconsiderate customer’s direction.
  • The customer visibly gulped, shuddering from the intensity of Jaehee’s anger. “N-no, ma’am…”
  • Your girlfriend clicked her tongue. In an icy cold tone, she stated, “I’ve never had to ask this of a customer before. Get. Out.”
  • Ignoring the line of customers, Jaehee chose to tend to you first, carrying you princess style (remember this gal can fight) to the staffroom and checking the damage. Upon seeing the bruise, she winced, feeling another wave of guilt overwhelm her. You could see her silently mouthing yet another apology as she stared at it.
  • “It’ll heal. It was only an accident, Jaehee, don’t worry,” you soothed her, smiling gently. Albeit with a frown, she accepted it.
  • …Although, she made you take multiple days off after that, despite your protests.

Jumin

  • He’d just gotten out of a 6 hour long meeting, feeling completely worn out. Nonetheless, it was over, so he could finally return to his office.
  • You’d asked to meet with him for lunch that day, patiently waiting for him to finish up.
  • But he had hardly taken a step into the office, and he received a call from another business partner. He flashed you an apologetic look before taking the call, walking to the far end of the room to talk quietly.
  • You didn’t mind, it was just a little more waiting. The call couldn’t possibly take that long, after all!
  • Or so you thought.
  • But over an hour had passed already, and his lunch break was almost over. Growing impatient, you walked up to your husband, reaching to hug him.
  • Noticing your actions, he swatted his hand dismissively, trying to tell you he was busy. Unfortunately, he was distracted, and he ended up smacking your face.
  • The moment his hand made contact with your face, his expression froze. In a split second, Jumin hung up on his call, setting aside his phone and rushing to your aid.
  • But you pushed him away.
  • He winced at the hurt expression on your face. You weren’t upset because he’d hit you, but that he had tried to dismiss you as if you were just another employee to him—as if you weren’t important. But you couldn’t say that out loud to him. Just because he had hurt your feelings, it didn’t mean you had to do the same to him.
  • You lowered your eyes, avoiding his worried gaze, and quietly walked out of his office. Jumin sank into his chair in despair, feeling awful about what he’d done. He knew how it felt to be cast aside for work. And he hated that you had to go through the same experience.
  • After finishing work that night, he returned home, still feeling ashamed of himself. You’d already turned off all the lights as if to say you weren’t waiting for him tonight. He hesitantly opened the door to your shared bedroom, where you were reading a book in bed.
  • Jumin held up a bouquet of purple hyacinths, nervously forcing a smile on his face. “I-I’m sorry about earlier today, MC…” he said quietly.
  • “You think flowers will make me forgive you?” you sighed, a frown tugging at your lips. “While I appreciate the sentiment, the flowers won’t win me over. I understand that you may have been stressed from work, but that doesn’t make me any less upset about it. Well, you should get some rest.”
  • He looked away, then suddenly grabbed your hand. “I… Will you let me explain myself, at least?”
  • Albeit surprised, you nodded calmly.
  • “The reason I’ve been working so hard lately… even today… it’s because I wanted to clear my schedule to spend time with you. I know you’ve been very patient with me all this time, and I’m really grateful for that. I just… kind of missed passing time with you, so I was planning to finish up next week’s work and then properly ask you out on a date… But I guess it really took a toll on me.” He sighed again. “I’m sorry.”
  • You wrapped your arms around him, a soft smile upon your face. “Then, make it up to me by staying with me all next week, okay?”
  • Although you wouldn’t see it, Jumin had an adorable grin on his face. ‘I love you so much.’

Seven

  • “BWAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!”
  • If you were wondering why Saeyoung was laughing at 6AM in the morning, it’s because he woke up to your face.
  • Now, he wakes up with you everyday, but it was the first time that you awoke with a nosebleed. He grinned cheekily, “I didn’t know I was that hot, babe.”
  • …to which, earned him a smack in the head.
  • “This is your fault, you idiot,” you grumbled, carefully getting out of bed.
  • He cocked his head in confusion, “Wait, really?”
  • “You whacked me with your arm. Again.”
  • Although he felt guilty for hurting you, he covered it up with another grin. “Just admit that you were nosebleeding because I’m hot, MC~”
  • Despite his words, he still led you to the bathroom and helped you clean up the blood. He took it upon himself to wash the blankets and bedsheets which had gained bloodstains, and even made breakfast for you that morning.
  • And it’d be over breakfast that he quietly apologized to you.
  • “Hey, uhm… I know I was kidding around earlier, but I’m really sorry about hitting you, MC…” he mumbled, a light blush spreading across his cheeks. He wasn’t used to being so sincere, but he knew he should apologize.
  • You merely flicked his forehead. “It’s okay. I know you didn’t mean to. Besides, I’ve kicked you off the bed multiple times because you were taking up too much space.”
  • His head snapped up immediately, narrowing his eyes at you accusingly. “Wait what?! But you always told me that I rolled off by myself!!”
  •  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Saeran

  • “Sorrysorrysorrysorrysorrysorrysorry”
  • He was chanting it over and over, his head on his knees, his entire body trembling. You tried to approach him, but he only flinched, backing away.
  • “N-no, stay away. I hurt you, oh my god, I hurt you,” he whispered, pain dripping in his voice. His eyes were wide with horror, and your heart clenched at the sight. He was scared. Scared of himself.
  • Now, what had caused this?
  • You’d sprung onto Saeran, declaring a pillow war, and the two of you had been smacking each other with your pillows, trying to get the upper hand over each other. But then he’d tripped over his own feet while he was swinging his pillow at you, and ended up smashing his elbow into you, knocking you to the ground.
  • You’d only scraped your knee from the fall, and it only bled a little, but the injury was enough to make Saeran freak out.
  • “I know you didn’t mean to hurt me,” you said in a gentle tone, trying to coax him. “You would never hurt me.”
  • “I d-d-don’t want to hurt a-a-anyone,” he stammered, still shuddering. “P-p-please believe me. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, imsorryimsorryimsorryi-”
  • You took ahold of his trembling hands, kissing the fingertips. “I love you, Saeran. It was an accident. You didn’t have any other intentions. It’s okay. I’m okay. Look, it’s just a scratch.”
  • It took a few more moments to calm him down, but he eventually came to terms that it was only an accident, and that it wasn’t his fault. Still, though the incident was small and harmless, the fear that he could become abusive, just like his mother, began to haunt him since that day.

V

  • ‘Bzzzz…’
  • Jihyun frowned, turning his head to find the source of that annoying sound. Although he had recovered from his blindness, (thanks to Jumin finding the best doctors and funding the surgery), his ears were still sensitive to distant sounds.
  • Bzzzz…’ He walked out of the kitchen, noticing that the buzzing sound became louder. It must be closer now…
  • ‘BZZZ!!’ His eyes caught the culprit: a mosquito was flying around the house! He tried to slap the mosquito with both hands, failing miserably as it diligently flew away. Oh, it’s on, Mosquito.
  • Jihyun began running like a madman around the house, swatting at the pest and missing every time. And then, it chose to stay still. SLAP!
  • “Eeep!” you squealed, feeling a harsh impact on your butt. “W-what was that for, Jihyun?!”
  • He glanced up at you in surprise, taking in your pouting face.
  • “Ahh!! I’m so sorry, MC! I was so focused on killing the mosquito, I didn’t realize. I’m so sorry…” He was rambling in his apology, sounding almost panicked
  • You smirked, then grabbed him by the collar. “Hey. I didn’t say I didn’t enjoy it, now, did I?” you whispered huskily into his ear. You watched as Jihyun’s ears turned pink from embarrassment.
  • (Meanwhile, Seven was listening from the monitor. He whistled lowly upon hearing your words. “Damn. Kinky,” he muttered. Too bad Jihyun had broken his bug, or else he would’ve loved to see what happened next.)

i genuinely have a lot of thoughts on the hunger as a final boss, and how the final form it takes will reflect on the general philosophy of the podcast as a whole piece of art. i really like the way jon/the hunger has been written so far, because I think the only way to make a villain this abstract interesting is to make  their motivations equally abstract. philosophically it’s kind of true that if you reach a certain point from a certain perspective, destruction and ascendence can often seem like the same thing, and I think griffin is going down a very smart path by keeping his heroes normal, grounded people–the suffering game arc and this arc are doing that very effectively. it’s worth noting that so far the 7 crewmembers (and especially THB) are holding up the tolkein-esque ideal of the average, small person who can stand outside a seemingly abstract conflict where temptations and power seem insurmountable and still make rational moral decisions—not inhumanly perfect decisions, but extremely human decisions (or elvish or …dwarvish decisions. you get me.). and maintaining this balance is even more of a conscious decision when you consider that the game mechanics of d&d would 100% result in the characters going “god mode” if that was the choice griffin and wanted to make. i also am really, really feeling how much this show cares about art, as dumb as that sounds–i actually can’t think of a single piece of media that treats creativity as a palpable, powerful essential force in the universe, and that’s really fuckin cool. and while I wasn’t sold on the whole ‘bonds make up the universal power’, i think it’s becoming clear that what that actually means is that living, and more over living your life as a differentiated individual who relates to other differentiated individuals, is what runs the universe. that’s different than “the power of love”–it’s actually a middle finger in the face of a moral relativist “we are all the same and therefore no one is anything” philosophy. i can’t wait for the finale.