that while you can make jokes about Feyre manipulating Lucien in ACOWAR by using his mating bond with Elain, that will not make him change. It will make him worse. His condition will get worse as the female he saw as a friend, manipulates him again and again. Just as Tamlin did to him.
Isak eats really unhealthy! While his friends are all eating sandwiches at school he'll eat a bun or a Norwegian waffle. Like boy should not be living by himself, lol. I'm glad even makes him eggs for breakfast. And I wonder if even is good at cooking in general. At least he seems to be taking charge in the kitchen so far. I have a feeling Isak is the kind to just grab a handful of cereal out of the box before
FO’ REAL!! I doubt Isak has had a balanced meal since he ran away from home! And he may very well grab cereal from the box, assuming he has any at home, either way he’s probably forgotten to buy milk.
Even is definitely more interested in cooking than Isak, and given that he has some seasoning tricks to make the food taste better, I imagine he has some culinary talents as well. Isak however, I doubt could cook to save his own life! At least this is what empiric data tells me…
Because of course me being the weirdo I am, I’m physically incapable of speculating about stuff like this without researching and getting all the facts™ first, so I’ve gone through all the times (that I could remember) we’ve seen Isak eating and compiled some data.
In the words of Isak: NU KÖR VI~
We don’t really know anything about Isak’s eating habits at home (in S1). And aside
from Even, the only one who’s made food for Isak is Eva. When they were at Jonas’ cabin she made them pasta and tomato sauce.
She also treated him to a coffee at one point (not food but still!).
I didn’t remember seeing Isak eat anything in particular in S2, so let’s skip onto S3….
First time we see Isak eating in S3, is the bun you mentioned. We see him tearing the raisin out of the bun, which tells me this is one of those semi-sweet raisin buns. They are delicious but not exactly healthy. (somewhat related: after close inspection I’m 95% sure these are raisin buns with CARDAMOM ❤︎).
Next time we see him eating it’s the cheese toast with ALL THE SPICES and ketchup that Even made him. Not exactly balanced food, but alright for a midday snack imo?
Unfortunately I doubt Isak finished it… when their datehangout got interrupted by guests, you see Isak look down dejectedly at his toasts
and tap his thumb against his leg. :( Once Sonja is introduced I imagine Isak made himself scarce.
When Even spends the weekend at Isak’s after Halloween, they must have eaten something. The flatmates didn’t see either of them until Sunday, supposedly, but the mug Even puts ash in suggests to me that Isak probably sneaked out and made them sandwiches & cocoa or smth (that or the mug was already in his room… but one entire day, they’d have to eat)
at some point.
Isak isn’t really great at getting breakfast either. That Sunday he literally opens the door, gets asked about Even by Noora and Eskild, and then closes the door again. Wonder how long it took for him to dare venture out… boy must have been starving!
After the painful ‘breakup’ when Isak wasn’t sleeping well, I can’t imagine he was eating so great either. Especially not if you consider the sad sad toast he got from the canteen. One toast with only cheese, it seriously looks just as tired as Isak does!
Of all the foods Isak has bought, the kebab he ate with Jonas is definitely among the healthiest. I imagine he spends most of his allowance/the money his dad sends on snapbacks (he can’t have borrowed all of them!), beer and
eating fast food.
Luckily, if it’s down to Even Isak gets to eat a sturdy breakfast. And that’s good considering how Isak hardly seems to be able to get himself breakfast at the flat. (does he even have any food there?) I imagine that Even realized this when he stayed over the previous time, and simply decided to take matters into his own hands, with a little help from the Noora (and Eskild), making Isak scrambled eggs after staying over the second time.
Isak doesn’t join the guys for pizza… but on Friday, Isak waits for Even at the KB. I only saw a coffee cup though, so who knows if he had anything to eat there? Once again Even makes sure they get some food, ordering burgers and champagne (and what looks like cakes? fancy smørbrød?) at the hotel. Isak doesn’t exactly lack appetite at that point ;)
We don’t know what or how he ate the days after… but on Tuesday, we’re back to Isak’s classic diet. He gets a waffle. The guy doesn’t even put jam or anything tasty on it (except whipped cream?). idk what is up with Nissen’s canteen, but stuff looks plain af. (I feel for norwegianall kids who are forced to pay for or bring their own school lunches….)
Now last food Isak prepared (as I am writing this) was a ready-made frozen Grandiosa pizza, which can hardly be considered cooking. And it wasn’t even his (he doesn’t have any food at the flat does he…).
In conclusion (TL;DR):
I doubt Isak knows how to cook. I’m CERTAIN he maintains a horribly unhealthy diet ever since he ran away from home. And I’m hoping that Even’s cooking skills extend beyond breakfast and sandwiches, but honestly I’m fairly certain it does? Even seems comfortable enough in a kitchen to figure it out and make them some healthy food. So with Even in his life…
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RFA + MTrio React to Mistaking CM for MC
Omg pls you guys are feeding my ego so much And don’t worry about your grammar!! Grammar is the hardest part of any language, I cry when I speak anything other than English cause “How do say this”
Some of these are going to be those totally cliché “Secret Twin” scenarios that are kind of angsty but I’m gonna try some more lighthearted ones too because I feel like the “I SAW YOU WITH ANOTHER MAN IM LEAVING YOU!!!1!1!” “Babe thats my twin” scenarios have been used quite a bit and I don’t want to pump out something that’s already out here
If you decide you want those scenarios instead though then let me know! Because if you just happen to reallllly like that specific case then I’ll do a short drabble focusing on that
Also sorry in advance for the Choi twin ones, I just feel like they would know about MC’s twin and I the writing for them isn’t up to par with the others but I didn’t want to postpone posting for much longer because of it.
Ok I talk too much lets go
He’s walking by a cafe near campus when he sees you sitting across from another guy
He stops dead in the side walk and stares in the window
At first he thought you were maybe just..discussing something? With some guy? Who you never told him about…?
No he didn’t think that at all his brain went straight to the worst but he couldn’t bare to think it so he came up with every excuse in the book.
MC’s a spy and they have to kill this guy
He’s a new RFA recruit???
He’s a dealer and MC’s buying drugs
MC is secretly a vampire and just trying to eat this guy
Every thought bubble he had was popped when you leaned over the table and planted a kiss on the mans cheek
Yoosung heard his heart-
rrrng rrrrng rrrrng rrrng
He was going to say breaking but apparently his heart rings when broken?
He looked at his phone and your Caller ID was up
“Huh?” He looked from his phone to the window, where ‘you’ were still sitting and talking with the strange man
He answers the phone, voice a little shakey “H-Hello?”
“Yoosung? Hey! Sorry to call but on your way home can you grab soup. I’m feeling like soup for dinner tonight.”
“MC…how are you doing this?”
“…Doing what Yoosung?”
“Are you a vantrilaquist?”
“Yoosung pls just what the fuck are you talking about”
“I’m staring at you through a window having coffee with another man…but you’re on the phone with me.”
“1. Yoosung that’s creepy that you’re staring at two strangers 2…”
His phone beeped and he looked down to see you sent him a picture of you sitting on the couch with a controller in hand, soda on the table, blankly staring at the camera.
He snapped a picture of the ‘you’ in the window and sent it back
“Yoosung that’s my sister and her boyfriend you egg”
“Your sister???? What???”
“I told you I had a sister!”
“NOT THAT YOU GUYS WERE TWINS”
“I assumed when you met her you’d be with me…not that this would happen. This is some TV style mess.” You chuckled, feeling a little guilty. Reflecting on it, you probably would have been upset too if you thought a look a like Yoosung was putting the moves on someone else “So……soup?”
“Yeah babe of course, what do you want?”
She was at the cafe making -cue Savior Meme going and making a post about Jaehee owning a musical theatre instead- a new brew when you walked in
She sees you and casts a warm smile and a “Hey Honey”
The person Jaehee thought to be MC cocks their head, slightly confused, but brushes it off as Jaehee being a very friendly Barista
The copy cat you stands at the counter, waiting about a minute before Jaehee realizes their presence at the spot
“Dear, what are you doing?”
The customer furrows their brows and responds slowly, somewhat confused “Ordering coffee…”
Jaehee chuckles, amused at you playing customer. She just shakes her head and walks over to the register
“Alright, what’ll you have?”
“I’ll have an iced Mocha with extra cream no sugar.”
Jaehee scribbles it on a cup and gets to work making the drink “Weird choice for you. Didn’t think you were a fan of mocha, you always seem to prefer vanilla”
“Yes silly, you always ask for French vanilla flavoring.”
“I ne-” Before your clone can respond though, Jaehee has finished up the drink and handing it over
As ‘You’ take the drink, Jaehee leans over the counter and plops a quick kiss on your cheek
‘You’ are frozen on the spot
Jaehee opens her eyes to see why you’re suddenly so frigid towards her, but when she opens them she can’t help but glance behind you and see…YOU??
“MC?” Jaehee jumped back looking between you and your look a like.
“MC?” Your twin turns to you, face still flushed from their sudden kiss. “Is this the surprise you had for me??? A super friendly barista??”
“Surprise???” Jaehee exclaimed, still looking between the two of you. “Wait you’re not MC???”
Finally you stepped in to clear the confusion
“Jaehee! This is my twin …. CM. CM, this is my new Cafe that I run with my girlfriend!”
“Girl..friend.” CM turns to look at Jaehee, at the same time the two of them realize everything that just happened concerning the confusion.
“I am so so so so so so so so so sorry” Jaehee can not stop apologizing no matter how many times CM says it’s ok.
It was opening night for his new show
He was pumped
Sure because of the show, but also because you had shot him a text earlier that day that you were going to bring your sibling.
Zen had yet to meet anyone in your family, so he was excited that you were going to start introducing him to them. It showed how ready you were to spend your life with him and that just made him giddy.
So after the show was over he couldn’t wait to find you
He scanned the crowd and eventually spotted you in the crowd with a bouquet of roses
MC is so sweet he hummed to himself
That was his sole moment of calmness before the storm
He watched as his coworker walked up to you and started chatting you up. Zen was on the other side of the auditorium, trying to push his way through the flock of people set on congratulating him, so he couldn’t run to your rescue as fast as he liked.
He was frustrated but he knew you could handle yourself
At least that’s what he thought until his fellow actor’s hand found it’s way to your hand, where the thumb gently brushed back and forth.
Zen’s face turned red, and the shade only grew deeper when he saw his douche bag scene mate’s mouth turn into a cocky looking smirk.
He found superhuman speed and agility to push through the crowd and end up right behind you, where he wrapped his arms around you tightly and pressed a long kiss to your cheek
“Honey, there you are.” Zen sounded so sweet while his blazing red eyes stared daggers into the green ones of his coworker.
“Zen? This is your girlfriend?”
“Yes, this is my girlfriend MC.” Zen squinted at the guy. How dare he pretend not to know, Zen only pointed out MC every time she came to a show. Every time she picked him up from rehearsal. Every time-
“You said your name was CM” The Actor turned a confused stare to the person in Zen’s arms
“I-” They tried to say but
“CM?” Zen questioned, he spun them around only to realize “You’re not MC.”
“No I’m” Cm tried to say
“Zen!” You interjected as you ran over to the 3. “Sorry, I had to run to the bathroom. CM thanks for holding the flowers. Speaking of which, Zen I see you’ve met my twin”
Zen’s face turned bright red with blush this time
He turned to his fellow actor and CM and started apologizing profusely
He knew you had a brother….or…a sister? …or both?
He lied he had no clue, he just knew you had some sort of sibling.
He was unaware it was a twin
A twin who worked as an assistant for a company but was looking to switch, so when they saw C&R was hiring a new chief assistant, they threw an application in
So here is Jumin, just sorting through some applications when he sees
He smirks at the paper, seeing all the information filled out is yours. Your home address, the general store you lived near, your school, graduation, etc.
Your picture was even you, just you in a suit and looking very hot professional
Now lets face it you and Jumin did some kinky shit sometimes
Sometimes your love life together involved role playing
Jumin was surprised at how much effort you put into this, but he wasn’t going to spoil it.
He types in the phone number, it’s not your usual cell number, what did you get a prepaid phone just for this?
He was in awe with your dedication
Rrrng rrrng rrrng
“Hello?” Your voice answered
He couldn’t hide the smirk on his face “Hello there, Kitten.”
“Oh my bad” He corrected himself “Hello there, Ms. Playerpants. This is Jumin Han from C&R calling about your application”
“Oh! Uh, Hello! Yes, what can I do for you? Does it need any clarification?”
“Oh no no no, I think I read you loud and clear.” He lazily flipped through the pages of the resume in front of him
“Oh..ok. Is this about the position then?”
“Yes” A smirk found it’s way to his lips “Speaking of which, what is your favorite position?”
“Excuse me? I don’t think I understand?” The voice on the end was clearly taken aback. Damn, you were making him work for this.
“Well I figured I’d give you a say in the matter tonight since you put sooo much work into this. So Kitten, tell me, what would you like to do tonight? Maybe I’ll buy some toys on the way home an-”
“WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU????” Click.
Jumin just stared at the phone confused. He shrugged it off because his desk phone went off, and when he answered it was his father calling him to a meeting. Jumin resolved to just handle whatever happened with you when he got home
After a long work day he came in the door to see you waiting for him. “Hello Kitten.”
“Hey Babe, how was work?”
“Good, aside from this strange phone call I made today” A small grin on his face
“Oh?” You cocked an eyebrow.
“Yes,” He purred as he walked over and started rubbing your shoulders “I thought I had found a new assistant”
“OH!” You exclaim, jumping up and remembering something “I forgot to tell you this morning! My twin is applying for the chief assistant job, it completely slipped my mind.”
“Your…twin?” Jumin cocked his brows now
“C….M” Jumin was quick to catch on to his mistake “Oh my god”
Lets face it
You guys may be sick of hearing this but
Of course he knew
He stalked the ever-loving-shit out of you
He saw photos of the two of you together
He insists on you and your twin joining him and Saeran out for lunch all the time
You guys have the certified Twin Club in his brain
The 4 of you spend so much time together Seven can tell the slight difference between your hair and your twins. How your twin is about a centimeter taller. Your eyes are a little more wide. He knows.
Which is why he isn’t caught off guard when your twin and you show up in the same room
He’s not confused when he sees CM out kissing someone
He loves it
His eyesight is so bad he has mini heart attacks once a week thinking he sees you out in public holding hands with someone else
Over time he stops freaking out, he starts to recognize you easier, which means he can play ‘Spot the Blurry Difference’ a little better when you two aren’t together
Until one day he’s on set doing a photo shoot for a Modeling company that requested his help
And he sees…MC? With a headset on ordering some people around to do this and that.
The voice is the same. He knows MC’s voice damn well.
And that is MC
“MC..” V quietly calls out but with no answer.
‘MC’ Disappears into the crowd of models
What the fuck. How could you not tell him? He was a little hurt you never shared your work life with him. Was this where you were when the two of you weren’t together? Did you think he wouldn’t be impressed because he usually focuses on more artsy photography??? Did he say something??? MC please why don’t you love hi-
MC!? V whirled around to see you, but you were talking to one of the models, very flirtatiously he may add. Your hand on their arm and a sweet, sweet smile on your face as you looked at them. He could see that much.
He felt his heart break a bit, how could you pretend not to even see him?
No. No this couldn’t be you.
Jihyun Kim trusts and loves you and refuses to believe you’d be evil *cough*LikeHowHeTrustedSnakeBitch*cough*
He marches well marches as good as you can while visually impaired up to ‘MC’ and taps them on the arm.
MC turns “Can I help you?”
“I’m sorry, but you look extremely like a friend of mine. Her name is MC-”
The set director in front of him suddenly seems much more friendly “Oh! That’s my twin! Wait, are you V?? MC mentioned they were dating a photographer I didn’t realize it was the one we hired for today! Oh, I’m sorry, Hello I’m CM!”
Relief. So much fucking relief on V’s heart.
Neither you nor Vanderwood were aware that Seven was being devious today
He had been scarce all day, leaving the two of you to go through the day in overall peacefulness. You guys had spent a bit of time together, but eventually you got up to start cleaning and doing some chores.
Yep that’s all normal
Until you suddenly walk in the door you did not leave out of
“MC?” Vandy stared at you as you looked at him, then walked straight back out the door you just came in
Then you walked in the door he thought you originally left from.
You crossed the room and into the hall, out of site. He was left a little slackjawed and confused
Then you entered from the door he just saw you enter from. Wait what
You giggled and ran out another door
Only to come back from the hall
“OK LITERALLY WHAT THE FUCK”
His outburst made you jump
Two doors behind you silently opened, and two almost carbon copies of you peaked their heads through and shushed Vanderwood
He was speechless and just violently pointed trying to get you to turn around, but by the time you did the copies of you were gone
“What in the fuck-”
“Vanderwood what is-”
“Yeah Vanderwood why-” An MC copy asked running in from the hall
“What’s going on?” Another one said coming in from a room
“What the” You looked around and Vanderwood was rubbing his eyes like crazy trying to get whatever form of psycho out of them.
Upon further inspection, you realized one of your clones didn’t look like you aside from the fact they were wearing your clothes and had on a wig that looked like your hair “Seven?”
“You got me! Lucky~~Aha~!” Seven cheered pulling the wig off
“So who is-” Vanderwood looked to the last copy
“Oh, I’m CM! I’m MC’s twin. 707 asked if I would help him out with a little prank and I couldn’t say no” Cm giggled.
You all had a good laugh
Ok, you guys might hate me for this one
I feel like he also knows
I feel like Seven has told him, and dragged him out on the #TwinClubDates
There’s no way Seven wouldn’t constantly talk about you 4 being goals
He takes group pictures of you guys all the time
He shows Saeran photos of CM constantly asking if he and Saeran look more alike than MC and CM
Even though Saeran knows, he’s totally fucked up before
I bet he’s accidentally kissed CM before when MC’s in a spot then leaves only for CM to be left standing somewhere close to where Saeran last saw MC
He’s definitely had to play the “Which one am I dating” game when you two first started going out. And he has failed and accidentally grabbed Cm’s hands, causing you two to giggle despite Saeran’s obvious saltiness
I’m sorry. This one is really weak but I don’t really have any ideas for it because I feel like Saeran wouldn’t make a big slip up since he’d know MC had a twin cause of Seven.
Request: hey, can do an imagine where the reader wants to make a musical about her favorite movie clueless and she needs someone to play josh so she picks lin, and they fall in love. - @whatshernamemaria
A/N: Requests are open so hop over to the inbox xoxo
p.s Sorry if I didn’t get the movie or scene right. I never watched clueless and so I had to research it. The song sang in this is called: Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
Two years. Two long painful years is the time you’ve spent pouring your heart and soul into a play that you can’t even find the right casting for. The first year and a half was spent on making the music, the other half was spent on casting and budgeting. Having six months left before opening night, and not having one major character casted yet was a major red flag. Growing up you fell in love with the movie Clueless and now all your hard work and devation will be for nothing, if you couldn’t cast Josh.
“It’s okay to take a break, you know”, your lovely friend Chris Jackson said putting a hand on your right shoulder.
Currently you were sulking in one of the dressing rooms, preparing yourself to give up on this ridiculous musical.
“I don’t know if that’s a stupid Hamilton reference or not, but I can’t just take a break Chris”, you snapped at the older man, “I got six months till the curtains open and I haven’t even casted one of the most important character yet!”
Smiling, Chris rubbed your shoulders, and gave you a few words of encouragement. Telling you that everything was going to be alright and you shouldn’t worry about anything.
“I have a friend”, he stated like it was the single most important thing in the world.
“Really? You actually have someone else you call a friend, that isn’t me? What a suprise.”
“No need to be smart, young lady”, Chris gave your shoulders a squeeze between turning you around so he could look at you, “I have a friend, he is currently taking a break from this other musical, but I’m sure he’ll love to be a part of yours. Let me call him and see if he’s available to come in tomorrow to audition for Josh, okay?”
“Okay, he better be perfect, or I’m kicking your ass.”
You stood in the middle of the stage, the day before opening night. Empty seats before you made you want to cry. Tomorrow those seats will be filled with people ready to see your musical.
“What are you still doing here? I thought everyone left alright.”, The only voice that can cause you to smile and make your heart skip a beat at the same time spoke.
Turning around you were met with the man who gleefully agreed to play Josh. His hair was pulled back in a messy bun, hands stuffed into his jean pockets, shoeless, and smiling at you. Sighing you tilted your head a little bit as you opened your mouth to reply to the man standing before you.
“I can say the same for you.”, running a hand through your hair, you watched as Lin slowly made his way towards you.
“Dance with me?” Lin stretched his hand to you inviting you to grab it.
“You’re either really stressed or nervous about tomorrow, it’s understandable. I’ve been there, but you need to relax. Tomorrow will be perfect, don’t worry”, He took another step closer to you, instead this time he grabbed your hand making you be closer the man who you have been in love with since he walked into the theater with Chris.
“I knew I loved you then/but you’d never know/’cause I played it cool/when I was scared of letting go/I knew I needed you”, Lin began to sing to you the song Josh sings at the end of the play when both Cher and him admit their love for each other. Placing your head on Lin’s chest, listening to him sing softly to you as the two of you swayed from side to side in a circle.
Lin moved his hand from your waist and placed it under your chin, lifting it up so you could look at him. His chocolate colored eyes were warm and inviting as he smiled.
“For a minute I forget that I’m older/I wanna dance with you right now/and you look as beautiful as ever”, He let go of your hand and placed both his hands on the sides of your face, “And I swear that everyday it’ll get better/you make me feel this way somehow”
He trailed off, rubbing his thumbs against your cheeks. You couldn’t help but take a glance at his lips. Everything about him was perfect. From his phsyical features to his heart. It was as if he was an angel sent from heaven.
“Can I kiss you?”, the words startled you, as you looked back at his eyes. He was staring at you looking for a response. Slowly you nodded your head.
The moment his lips touched yours,a sigh left you. You brought your hands up to hold onto his sweater. The kiss was short and sweet as he was the first to pull away. Keeping your eyes closed you couldn’t help but smile.Then you felt his lips on your forehead.
“I believe in you. Tomorrow, everything will be perfect”,opening your eyes you brought your left hand to caresse he side of his face, your fingers gliding over his smooth skin.
“You’ll be with me right? You won’t go anywhere after the musical is over?”, your voice trembled, scared of what his answer might be.
“Trust me. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll always be by your side”, Resting his forehead against yours, you couldn’t help but smile even more.
[Catch me projecting my feelings onto Jack Kelly for the billionth time bc I feel so sick to my stomach rn with nerves heh]
[This is also inspired by a headcanon made by @gay-newsboys because Asper is a national treasure and said hc reminded me a lot of myself]
Jack wore his heart on his sleeve. Even when he thought he was doing a good job at masking his feelings, at least one peyrson could normally tell something was up.
9 times out of 10, that person was Crutchie.
“I’m just tired.”
“Don’t you worry about-”
“You’re painting on yourself.”
Jack glanced up from the lines he was painting on his arm to look at Crutchie, whose freckled face was wrinkled with concern. “I like mixing up my canvases every now and again.”
Crutchie sighed and pulled a chair over to sit next to Jack. “Davey ain’t the only one who’s picked up on this little habit of yours.”
Jack bit his lip.
“It means something’s wrong,” Crutchie frowned. “You don’t gotta tell me about it if you don’t want to. But, is there anything I can do to help?”
Jack looked from his arm, which was cold with the wet paint, to Crutchie, whose eyes were warm. Jack shrugged, dragging the paintbrush across his skin. “I’m not sure.”
The pair sat in silence for a moment. Crutchie observed Jack as he painted. “Is there somethin’ in particular you paint on yourself? A special design?”
Jack shook his head. “Not really.”
“Have you ever painted on someone else?”
Jack responded without looking up this time. “I mean, not on someone else’s skin. I’ve painted Davey’s nails.”
“Can you paint something on me?” Crutchie asked, his mouth turning up in a small grin.
Jack glanced up, and the ghost of a smile appeared on his face at the sight of Crutchie’s. “I suppose. What do you want me to paint on you?”
Jack smirked and turned his chair to face Crutchie. “Do you mind if I paint on your face?”
“Go for it.” Crutchie smiled wider and closed his eyes.
Jack began painting across Crutchie’s cheeks in silence for a while. It felt nice, Jack’s warm hand on his shoulder and the cold paint tickling his skin. Eventually, Jack spoke up.
“I had my art final today. It didn’t go so well. Snyder’s rubric said I ‘failed to show deep artistic knowledge’ and 'lacked focus and technique.’”
“Please,” Crutchie scoffed lightly. “You care so much.”
“Yeah, well, I can give every damn I’ve got,” Jack grumbled. “But, it ain’t enough to get me into art school.”
“You’re gonna get into art school,” Crutchie assured him. “You can prove him wrong.”
“I ain’t as good as the other kids, though,” Jack frowned. “I dunno technique or whatever; I just know that painting makes me happy.”
“Well, you’re gonna march right back into his class and show him that he’s judged you too soon,” Crutchie said. “You really are talented. That can’t mean much, coming from me, since I ain’t an artist, but you’re the best you’ve ever been right now, and you’re only gonna get better from here.”
Jack smirked sadly. “Thanks, Crutch. I’m all done.”
Crutchie opened his eyes and pulled out his phone to use as a mirror. He gasped at his reflection and grinned, his cheeks now covered in small orange and yellow stars. “Jack, this is so pretty.”
“Nah, you’re the pretty part,” Jack replied. “The painting is a mess.”
“I think it’s beautiful,” Crutchie said firmly before pressing a kiss to Jack’s cheek.
Jack snickered and felt his face go red. “Crutch, the paint ain’t dry yet.”
Crutchie pulled back and giggled at the orange and yellow splotches on Jack’s cheek. “Whoops. Guess that’s why you’re the artist.”