Me, making wild hand gestures and speaking faster and louder with every sentence:
In 96,000 (In The Heights- 2008), Sonny de la Vega is one of the only characters who doesn't want to spend the lottery money for self-serving purposes. He's outspoken in the fact that he wants better education and living conditions in the barrio, and find a way to prevent gentrification. In "Blackout", he puts himself in the way of potentially armed criminals in order to protect the bodega, not for himself, but because he knows it's all Usnavi has left. Then, in "Carnaval Del Barrio" he is, once again, one of the only people to question the development in the neighborhood, and what it means for all of them. In between songs, we see him going out of his way to help his friends: trying to comfort Nina, offering advice to Benny, asking Vanessa out for Usnavi, giving free drinks to Pete. And, almost every time, he's written off as a joke by the people he wants to listen the most. He's always the first person forgotten, and the last person remembered. And then there's the fact of him being left alone; as far as we know, Usnavi is the teenage Sonny's only family. The dialogue in the show gives no reason to doubt that. Usnavi basically says outright in at least three songs that he plans to keep Sonny running the bodega after he leaves. Hell, even Abuela doesn't say shit about him. So what is Sonny supposed to do when his only family leaves? Nobody brings it up but Sonny himself. He literally calls his cousin out for leaving him with nothing but a "separation fee", and Usnavi STILL DOESN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY. Nobody talks about taking him in, so we're left to assume that he'll either end up in foster care, maybe crash with Pete, or, worst case scenario, end up on the streets. He only has one friend who's willing to stick with him, but everyone sees Pete as a vandal and a hoodlum, so nobody takes them seriously. Sonny de la Vega was a well-rounded, emotionally realistic teenage character and he deserved so much better.
If you're not busy with requests, and if you have seen In the Heights, could you possibly draw Nina and Benny? I think that they would look amazing in your art style (which is super beautiful by the way)!
i havent seen in the heights yet - im planning on it tho!! :D - but i hope i did them justice either way….. (also thank u sm!!! ♡
Summary (story spoilers): someone delivers some unexpected and unpleasant news, sending you running. Sam and Benny confront Dean, and the three of them go looking for you.
Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader
Word Count: 2,500
Warnings (again, spoilers): lots of language, angst, cheating, feelings of betrayal and worthlessness
A/N: Thank you guys for all your patience! My show this weekend went really well! I came in 3rd out of 17 and qualified for Nationals in early May! Hope you enjoy this installment, though I think I’ll have a few upset messages…
Vanessa and Nina always find the shittiest/nastiest Valentine’s for each other and gorge on chocolate together.
Benny and Usnavi always go buy cheap candy the day after Valentine’s Day and make shitty raps about how Valentine’s Day sucks (when they’re single, that is)
Sonny rants EVERY year about how stupid Valentine’s Day is and it’s a capitalist bullshit holiday, and EVERY year, Pete buys him a big bag of candy and a teddy bear or something and Sonny gets Pete pretty bouquets and they have fancy candle lit dinners of McDonald’s on the fire escape.
One year, Pete is really distant and he’s just been working and Sonny’s frustrated and he’s pretty sure Pete is going to forget about Valentine’s Day, and then around noon he sees Pete again, and he’s grumpy, but then Pete tells him that he’s been doing all these commissions day and night to get more money and Sonny can finally get top surgery like he’s been wanting and Sonny is like??? omg??? He cries he loves Pete so much
When Sonny’s in elementary school, Usnavi helps him make Valentine’s for everyone and has to tell him, “Yes, you have to give a card to everyone. I don’t care if you think Max is gross, you have to give him a card!!!” Later they just share candy and watch shitty television together
Sonny always gets Nina a lil box of chocolates!
Usnavi gets Vanessa big ass bouquets and makes her dinner and covers in sof kisses, and she’s not the best at romantic gestures, but she buys champagne and makes him breakfast. Like, she’s not a big Valentine’s Day person, but she knows Usnavi is.
Oh gosh, Benny and Nina. They’re so annoying on Valentine’s Day omg. They’re ALWAYS together and holding onto each other and kissing a bunch. Benny buys Nina those giant ass stuffed animals and big bouquets of flowers and Nina always takes Benny out to dinner and they cuddle so much jfc. When Nina’s out at Stanford and can’t make it for Valentine’s Day, they Skype and text the entire. Damn. Day. Benny stays up late for her!
Daniela has never enjoyed Valentine’s Day, but Carla LOOOVES it, so they usually go to dinner together and buy makeup or jewelry for each other.
Camila and Kevin usually just have a nice dinner out, and Kevin buys Camila roses. They also get Nina a lil teddy bear every year! When she’s at Stanford they mail it because their daughter needs love
Abuela Claudia hasn’t had anybody to celebrate Valentine’s Day with in a long time, but she gives roses and hard candies out to anyone who comes by.
A/N 1: I have a MAJOR Purgatory!Dean problem. This quote from the show: “It was blood, messy…. But there was something about being there… it felt pure.” His pure and raw approach to hunting while there obviously made me think about what his approach to sex would be while there. I mean look at this, how can your mind go anywhere else?
A/N 2: Bolded text denotes dialogue from the show, credit goes to the writers.
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Dean’s well muscled chest is pressed against your back. His fingers trace over the rise of your hips
and the fall of your waist. He plants
wet, kisses down the column of your neck to your shoulder.
“I could stay here like this forever, Y/N,” he murmurs drawing the lobe
of your ear between his lips.
“Mmm, me too,” you sigh. “But I
bet Sam would have something to say about that,” you roll towards him, running
your fingers through his hair.
You look up at Dean, but the room’s changed and he’s standing in front
of you. His green eyes are full of
sorrow as he steps closer to you.
“I’m sorry, Y/N,” he says, tears filling his eyes.
“I know,” you say looking away, “just make it quick.”
“I love you.”
Razor sharp pain slices across your throat…
You wake up with a start.
“Whoa, cher,” Benny coos, “we
gotta move. You ok?”
“I’m fine,” you say pushing
yourself up. “What time is it?”
You grab your blade, Benny offers
you his hand, you take it and he pulls you up.
Together you make your way through the trees. You spend the night on the move. It’s safer to sleep during the day and be on
your feet at night. If it wasn’t for
Benny, you would’ve been dead-dead a long time ago. His hand is on the small of your back, a sigh
escapes your lips at the safety and comfort it provides.