My heart was beating faster and faster as we walked into the family home of the Blacks. I glanced nervously at the crowd .
I hated these pureblood parties that my parents dragged me to. They were excrutiatingly boring, and so dull. The pureblood families got together every now and then to brag about their riches and accomplishments. Boring stuff. And it was another excuse for parents to find suitable brides and grooms for their children.
My eyes went through the crowd of people, searching for just one face.
Eventhough I shouldnt be doing that.
Its been over a month since I last saw him, and we had had an awful fight before vacation began. He didnt even write to me. And his silence just drove me mad.
I found myself in the huge dining room. The long table was laid out with lots of food, and people were already sitting around it, talking and eating.
Thats when I saw him.
Sitting at the table, with a bored expression. Leaning back lazily on his chair. He saw me and sat up straight, running his fingers through his silky black hair.
“Y/N ! Come on now !”
My mother’s sudden appearence startled me. I stood staring at her with a hand against my chest.
“What is it, dear ? ” she asked, seeing my expression.
“You scared me, Mum !” I said, as she took my hand and led me towards the table.
Most of the seats were taken, except for one where my mother sat, and two others on either sides of Him.
Sirius Black had that smirk on his face now. He knew I will have to sit next to him.
“Sit !” Mum urged me, as I hesitated.
This is going to be a long night, I thought as I walked up to the empty seat and sat. He looked at me, and I just gave a nod of acknowledgment.
Sirius and I were pretty close. We were very much inseparable. We have been together for 3 years now, and he still gave me butterflies in my stomach.
We had quite a nasty fight about a month before school closed for summer. I happened to see a Ravenclaw girl pushing him against a wall like she owned him, and trying to kiss him. I was way beyond jealous, and we got into a fight. I knew it wasnt him who did anything. But I didnt see him pushing her away either. I was just too heartbroken to reason with anything. And we havent spoken since. He tried while at school. But I didnt give in.
I tried my best, but I just couldnt resist sneaking glances at him. Both of us played with our food. I took ocassional bites to satisfy my mother, who was eyeing me from across the table.
Just as I was about to put the spoon to my mouth, I felt his hand on my knee. I dropped my spoon and it hit the plate with a loud clang. Several guests looked up at me, and Mum was glowering.
“Alright there, sweetheart ?” she asked in a sickly sweet tone.
I nodded, and I felt his fingers tighten around my knee. I bit my lip, not knowing what to do. I grabbed my goblet and took a big sip of water.
His hand slid up.
Thank god for the elaborate and frilly table cloth !
“Sirius, dont you dare !” I hissed at him, swatting his hand away.
He smirked again.
An old wizard sitting next to Sirius’ father Orion Black, asked him something. Sirius turned to face him, and spoke. His fingers were still stroking my thigh, and it was sending shivers down my spine. I put a hand over his, and squeezed it, to stop his fingers from moving. He continued talking with the man, as his fingers slowly intertwined with mine.
I missed this boy. I missed the way he touched me, and said my name. I missed everything about him.
As I felt a heaviness in my heart, he moved his hand again. My stomach did flips at that. I knew this wont go well here.I held his hand again, and moved it away from my leg.
I got up.
Excusing myself, I almost ran out of the dining room.
It was my first time in his house, so I didnt know where to go. I just went up the stairs, and found a door that opened into a small balcony. I stood, with my hands on the railings, breathing heavily.
I didnt know how I managed without him for this long. I couldnt do it anymore. I needed him. I needed Sirius Black.
Just as tears began to sting my eyes, I felt a pair of arms around my waist, and Sirius’ scent filled my nostrils. He pulled me against his firm chest, kissing the back of my neck. I just held his hands to me tightly, not wanting him to let go.
“You’re bad Sirius Black” I said.
“You’re so bad”
“Im sorry, Princess” he said, and turned me around to face him.
He leaned forward to kiss me, and he lifted me off the floor. I pulled away, hearing some footsteps.
“Someone will see us ” I said, looking over his shoulder.
“Come on” Sirius said, taking my hand.
We ran up the stairs. And he opened a door, pulling me in with him. And I immediately knew it was his room.
Before I could actually take a look at it, he pushed me against his door, and kissed me again.
“Owww” I said against his lips, making him laugh. He moved his lips down to my neck.
“Sirius ! Our parents are downstairs !” I said, pushing him away.
“So what ?!” he said, grabbing me again.
“No !!” I said as he came forward again.
He stopped, and pouted.
“Where have you been ? Did you even bother to write to me ?!” I asked.
“Im sorry Y/N!” Sirius said, looking defeated. “I didnt know what to do ! You wouldnt even look at me ! Besides, homes been hell -”
I knew what it was like for him, and I felt bad for being so hard on him.
“Please, Y/N?” Sirius said, takng my hand in his, and kissing it.
“I missed you, idiot” I said, hugging him.
Sirius smiled and pressed his lips to mine again. His hands arms came around my waist, pulling me closer to him.
“I love you, baby” he said, kissing my nose.
“I love you too ” I said, smiling.
* * *
I stood in front of his mirror, fixing my hair, as he sat, watching me.
He strolled towards me slowly, with a sad look on his face.
“ I dont want you to leave” he said, standing behind me, with his hands on my waist. “Lets run away”
I turned around and kissed his cheek,laughing.
“We might have to” I said, and put on my shoes.
“Just a month more till school starts” I said, and went to the door. “Love you, Black”
* * *
“Where have you been, Y/N !” Mum hissed as she saw me.
“Umm…bathroom” I said, shrugging.
“Come here ! There is something important” said Mum, grabbing my arm and leading me into the dining area.
“Found her, have you ?” Walburga Black was speaking to my Mum.
“This is her” Mum said, giving me a little push.
“Hmm” Walburga said, as she touched my cheek, trying to bring out a smile. “She is perfect !”
I stood staring at Sirius’ mother.
“Ah ! There ! SIRIUS !” she bellowed, making me jump. I turned to see Sirius looking at us with wide eyes.
I was sweating now. Shit, have they found out about us ?!, I thought, my heart racing.
Sirius came to us slowly. He looked at me cautiously.
“Mary, I hope you’ve met my son before, Sirius ” Walburga said, and Mum nodded, smiling at Sirius.
I felt another hand on my shoulder, and turned to find my Dad, smiling down at me. Why were they all so happy ?
“I think its time to tell them, Orion.” He said. Sirius’ father nodded and looked at his wife.
“Well, we have decided to join the Y/L/N and the Black family ” Walburga began. “And as the two of you are so well suited for eachother…”
Sirius and I stood frozen.
Is this for real ?!
“The wedding will be soon after your education at Hogwarts is complete !” Mum added happily, smiling at Walburga.
Sirius and I exchanged glances, still unable to react.
Walburga came forward to hug me.
“Welcome to the family, Y/N” she said, struggling to bring about a smile.
Sirius finally smiled as my parents embraced him.
“I think this is great !” Mum exclaimed. “We have so much to do now !!”
Just as our parents began their own conversations, Sirius looked at me.
“I cant believe it ” I said.
I had to join in. Sirius put his arm aound me, kissing my forhead.
I know..I know that the bedroom scene from ep 5 was near perfect with all that tension and unspoken attraction…I know…..but just listen….
Jughead was nervous walking up the stairs inside the cooper house, the tie in his hand twisted painfully in his grip.
What was he thinking? He felt uncomfortable in this getup. Like he looked stupid. Betty was probably going to laugh at him..
He had reached her bedroom door by now . It had been left a jar so he didn’t bother knocking. Pushing it open he tried to compose himself by sticking to his normal sarcasm.
“Ready to enter the belly of the beast?”
she was standing in front of her mirror, adjusting her cardigan.
he braced himself when she turned around, ready to hear her mock him.
but she just grinned. looked him up and down and grinned. she wasnt laughing at him like he thought.
he felt the back of his neck heat up and resisted the urge to adjust his collar. it was suddenly too hot in the room-too hot in the suit.
“Its the best I could do” he tried to defuse the tension he was sure only he felt.
“although I think I might still need your help..” he lifted his clenched fist with the tie still wrapped around it.
She just shook her head fondly and stepped up to him, taking his appearance in entirely, unashamedly. She knew it was making him feel uncomfortable but she couldnt help it. He looked too cute. It wasn’t just that he cleaned up nicely, and he certainly did, no, it was his shyness, the faint blush running up his neck, the slight shuffle of his feet, his fidgeting fingers playing with the tie.
She stilled his hands with hers in front of him. Her fingers felt cool against his as she slid the silky material through his hands. His senses were in overdrive. He felt it all at once. His skin was hot, his palms were sweaty, he felt like he was suffocating but he couldnt step away from her. he thought he might crumble if he did. So instead, he took a deep breath and held it. A mistake because she took that moment to step even closer and wrap the tie around his neck.He breathed in her sweet floral scent and was filled with it. It was too much and not enough at the same time. He let out a shaky breath and watched mesmerized as it softly ruffled the loose hair framing her face. His eyes involuntarily fluttered shut when he felt her against his neck as she adjusted his collar.
“All done” She sounded as breathless as he felt.
Her fingers dancing down his chest as she smoothed out the wrinkles in his tie.
Polymachina prompt: maybe what they like to do together in their spare time? Either as a whole group or when they're with certain people (example: what does Vax do when he's with Keyleth or Grog?)
Scanlan and Vex will sometimes take walks and trade rhymes. He was joking with Kashaw when he said that a sleeping Percy was the solution when his rhythmic inspiration faltered. It’s Vex that’s surprisingly good at coming up with counterpart words, and who frequently manages to turn Scanlan’s limericks around on himself. He jokes frequently that all she has to do now is learn to play an instrument. Vex always laughs and says she already plays a string instrument, and it’s the only bow she’ll ever pick up.
Pike and Keyleth garden together. Sometimes they talk, but mostly they just enjoy the silence. It feels good to do something so simple, and see such an obvious change for the better. Sometimes when Pike is planting something, Keyleth will druid-craft the roots so that they wrap around the cleric’s fingers, and cling to her. Pike will laugh and wave her flower-tangled fingertips under Keyleth’s nose until she sneezes. When they’re done, they’ll lean under a tree and survey their good work–dirt smudged hands twined together.
Vex and Grog spar together with one another. The goliath will chase Vex around the training yard while she tries to run and hit as many targets with her arrows as possible. Grog always, inevitably catches up to her. Sometimes he lets out a roar and feigns his blind Rage, and lifts her off of the ground so that she yelps. He grins, and looks up at her, held aloft over his head. “Just kidding,” he says, and then gingerly sets her down as she laughs.
Scanlan and Percy read. They’re frequently found together in a library, pouring over books. Percy likes to read simply for the sake of knowledge. Scanlan reads for that too, but also because behind every convincing lie is a grain of truth; and he needs to lie frequently to keep Vox Machina from harm. They leave piles of book recommendations on each other’s nightstands. Additionally, they frequently reference book quotes that nobody else in Vox Machina understands.
Vax and Keyleth can talk for hours about absolutely nothing. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s an excuse to skirt around topics that actually need talking about. (In which case, Keyleth loses her words again, or Vax will walk away). But if ever there’s the luxury of time and talking about mundane things, making terrible jokes, and recounting stories, Vax and Keyleth never have trouble filling the silence.
Despite multiple attempts, they have never managed to have a nice family dinner. At least one (1) shenanagin goes down no matter what. It’s usually instigated by, of all people, Pike.