i was trying 2 uncover anything about cherry bomb but kept hitting a dead end??? like rip it was impossible to create a theory ,,, on a pair of cherries ,,,,, & a bomb ,,,,,, UNTIL.
i had to think bigger. u all know exo right? Supposedly they’re aliens with superpowers that come from another planet, ‘Exoplanet’.
Could it be? That after following the huge™ success of exo, SM wanted to further continue this legacy?
i !!! tried to find ANYthing that could link nct + planets. ? it was hard bc we were all SO sure that nct’s concept was all abt dreams & connection, not planets. after HOURS of going through old nct videos, teaser images & anything ‘out of place’, …. BHITCJDSG I FOUND THIS
This is a screenshot from The Origin. the 1st teaser video to EVER be released under the name NCT.
dont u find it strange? look at the colour of that giant planet/moon. it’s not red but its not grey, like u’d expect from normal moon colours. instead, its right in the middle, a light pink colour.
!! !!! !!!!! BHITCHSGKJ i searched it up on google ?? & SURPRISE SURPRISE
AND THEN I CLICKED ON MULTIPLE ARTICLES AND !!!!!!!!
“If we could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a color reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta,”
Michael McElwain (NASA Discovery Team)
‘cherry blossom planet’ also known as exoplanet GJ 504B is supposedly the youngest & smallest planet discovered around a star that resembles a sun (similar to our solar system.)
The existence of GJ 504B was discovered in 2013.
In the same year, SMROOKIES was also introduced to the public in 2013.
also look @ the name of the exoplanet & see the similarities below
at first , everyone was a little confused w/ the way SM named their rookies (even me) but ?? ?? now its kinda clear ??
i was also !! confused when cherry bomb dropped like it was a bop ? but i didnt kno what i was dancing 2 lmalkfhsdkgh da song made no sense to me & i didn’t kno what the message was behind it.
however one thing i DID kno was that there was a lot of planes and helicopters shown. even the some of the choreography imitated a plane.
the helicopter dropping all the cherry bombs actually had “NCT” labelled on it.
it seems like planes have been hidden from us since the debut of NCT-U.
look at that poster behind that man. There is an image of a yellow paper plane. there’s also a white toy plane hanging above the poster.
the date “1893″ was framed … why??
during 1893 April 16th, a full solar eclipse took place !! since it was a total eclipse, it covered the earth in total darkness.
do you guys know what a solar saros is?
A Saros is known to be a period of approximately 224 lunar months that can be used to predict eclipses of the sun and moon.
There are many different Saros cycles numbered from cycle 1 all the way to cycle 180 and still counting.
Which Saros cycle did the eclipse of April 1893 belong to?
Saros cycle 127.
?????? and obviously the next unit to debut was ???? NCT 127.
one more creepy ass thing.turns outthat if u look at the NCT “Switch” M/V
behind doyoung’s beautiful™ back, is the date April 16 1961.
it was a historical day because at April 16th 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to enter space.
?? LSITEN TO ME . we have two important dates here.
April 16th (1983) - total solar eclipse
April 12th (1961) - first man in space
both of these months are in April.
16 - 12 = 4
4th April was the debut date of NCT’s 1st unit, NCT-U.
….. ?? ??
o k … anws back to the planes …..
if u also look closely in the “Limitless” M/V , a plain grey helicopter appears for LITERALLY ONE tiny second.
this is a two second ending shot of the Limitless M/V. i paused every frame and played it in slow motion 2 figure out what the hell it was. don’t u think it looks VERY similar to a window of a plane/helicopter? if u look outside, the sun is rising above the horizon.
i feel like nct 127 are boarded inside.
in Cherry Bomb, taeyong raps
“No fireman this is fireworks, cherries in the sky high.”
in this single sentence i think taeyong just mentioned every nct 127 era so far.
“this is fireworks”
“cherries in the sky high”
could it be that nct 127 are being “reborn”? transitioning into a new image? compared to limitless, Cherry Bomb is much brighter and the u kno !!!!!!!!! wow look at us we’re gonna explode and show u all what we’re made of !!! prepare ya asses cos we comin !!!!!!
yes i honestly think that nct 127 got on that plain grey helicopter & … …. travelled somewhere new …. to another fuckgin WORLD ?? cos
it LITERALLY just looks like the limitless helicopter got an upgrade. i swear its the same one ? ??
sjsjfjdshkdjgh *that one meme of taeyong lying on the floor*
,,,,, enough abt planes ,,,,,,
,,,, & helicopters ,,,,,,,
SO IT SEEMS THAT there’s actually a lot !!! of connections with smrookies/nct + moons, planets etc.
NOT 2 MENTION nct 127′s best song album track “Sun & Moon”
“You and I
You and I
You and I
The two of us just like one
Every night in my dreams
We are connected by you
We look to the same sky
Oh when my moon rises
Your sun rises
Under the same sky”
u know what i think?
this song is a message from nct 127 (planet GJ 504B) to the other ‘undiscovered’ planets/moons. aka the other nct units yet to debut & the hidden members waiting to stand on stage so desperately. they’ve all trained together but due to this unit concept, they rly can’t stand as one one stage just yet.
this message is especially key in Ten’s “Dream In a Dream” M/V.
look at the primary colours that paint the whole scene.
lucas is surrounded by dark blue & ten has dark pink colours. they’re obviously from different worlds.
the lyrcis in “Sun & Moon”
“We have the same time,
But we’re in different places
This is a twisted fate.”
clearly u can see ?? ten & lucas are separated from each other since they belong in different planets or put to be in different ‘units’.
It then shows imagery of space. Then a scene of ten walking past the shadow of lucas. it indicates that no matter how close they are, fate will always separate them. ? its sad i kno. but they’re truly from different worlds.
Also i need 2 mention that it was actually confirmed that only 1 of 5-6 exoplanets has been directly discovered. we all kno that nct has this “limitless” unit concept. but i do feel like there will at least be about 6-8 major nct units overall ??? does each unit belong to an “exoplanet”? a different moon?
was nct 127 & this “cherry bomb” concept planned all the way back 2 when smrookies were first introduced ??? are the “undiscovered exoplanets” and “hidden moons” future units that have yet to debut?
so this is why our fandom is named “nctzen” like ,,, are we citizens of all these planets ?? how many more are there. … if its truly limitless ,, are we a galaxy ??
u can read mylimitless theory & see that ?? wtf lmao it connects to this theory too ??? ?? dreams ? space ? time ?
jsjslgkhsljfhg bhitc im dying its nearly 12am & im sweaty & half dead W HAT IS THE TRUTH D AMN IT
- 6th year Albus and Scorpius exploring their sexuality with each other.
- Clumsily touching lips, noses bumping, hushed apologies from behind Albus’s bed curtains despite a silencing spell already being cast because deep down they were so worried that what they were doing was wrong.
- Continuing this for several weeks as they grow more and more comfortable with each other.
- Stealing quick kisses in abandoned corridors, exchanging looks in the library, loving the rush they get when they hear footsteps walk past their empty dorm.
- Rose finally accepting Scorpius’ date invitation after years of asking.
- Scorpius saying yes without a thought, and telling Albus without a care in the world.
- Albus’s heart dropping in his chest as Scorpius tells him the “wonderful news.”
- ”You were wrong Albus. You really were just a game to him. Don’t be heartbroken; you should have seen it coming.”
- Going on only two (uneventful) dates with Rose before him beginning to miss Albus’s lips against his own, wanting to feel his arms wrapped around his waist again.
- “He doesn’t miss you, Scorpius. You’re meant to be with Rose, a girl. You were just fooling around. That’s what teenagers do, right?”
- Albus and Scorpius relaxing by the fireplace together one winter night and getting a bit too playful.
- Scorpius pinning Albus to the soft carpet and hovering above him for a moment before instinctively leaning in.
- Albus completely freezing up at first, not being able to help but notice how beautifully the glow of the fire captured all of Scorpius’s features.
- His heart beating faster as their lips finally touch, sending a large chill down his spine.
- Their kiss becoming more and more heated, Scorpius’s mouth beginning to kiss along Albus’s jawline.
- A soft “I love you” slipping past his lips as they parted from his skin briefly.
- Albus shoving him off half-heartedly and trying to look past the hurt in his eyes.
- “You don’t mean that. You’re straight and in love with my cousin.”
- Scorpius still lightly panting, lips pink and hair messy, raising his eyebrow and shaking his head in disagreement.
- Him finally admitting, “I was scared to love you, but I know now. I can’t stand being without you.”
- Albus’s cheeks glowing Weasley-red, the tint being illuminated even more by the warm glow of the first place.
- Him pressing a shy kiss onto the boy’s cheek before whispering:
Writing a Sunset: A Shitty How-to Manual for Writing Angst
Someone recently asked me the best way to write angst. Honestly, there is no best way. But I’ll do my darndest to explain what’s worked for me so far.
The best way to write angst is to write loss.
Now, I’ve seen this done so many ways before. I’ve seen death, I’ve seen destruction, I’ve seen cities burn and knives find their mark. With writers there’s an endless way to build and then knock down. Like lego bricks, you just have to find the best place to plant your foot for the entire structure to tumble down onto the carpet.
But my favorite kind of angst is actually something smaller.
My favorite is what I call “Writing a Sunset”.
A character is created. Someone that we all know and love. They’re build from the bone to the skin to every lash and every smile line. We watch them learn and grow and sink and fall and tower and realize and live. And I, as the author, make sure to give you every detail of her life until you can look at the page and want to reach in and steal their hand in yours.
I also make sure that this character loves sunsets.
It’s the most important time of day for them. That time when the earth is still and silent. That time when the warmth begins its slow travel past a seemingly infinite horizon. Thick in it’s colors, it sinks below and drowns, and in its panic it sends out flares of reds and oranges and pinks that shoot across the sky, burning holes into the atmosphere and letting the stars breathe.
And in that moment, when Orion is lounging against smothering blue and the tips of a nebula soak in the receding magma, this character owns their own world. All they have is the sky and all the sky has is itself and everything is perfect.
And it’s then that I make them blind.
There is something to say about taking away what a character cherishes most. Because in the end our families and our smallest loves are what keep us together. We crave things, it’s true. And material possessions help to find their places in our lives. Losing a grandmothers necklace could be sad and misplacing a treasure map leading to adventure could be devastating.
But I always found it best to not take away what someone loves. But to take away access to it. To know that every day there’s a sunset waiting for them same as always but no longer can they seek it out.
Don’t take away what someone loves.
Take away their hope of seeing it again.
If they’re a couple who want a child, take away that ability.
If he’s a dragon who needs to defend his keep, take away his fire.
If she’s a fairy who needs to fly, take away her wings.
But what I also find is that angst is not complete without hope. It’s pandoras box, really. And after sunsets, though it might seem dark, the dawn will eventually come.
And that’s where my favorite part comes in.
Taking away an ability doesn’t stop someone. It merely gives them a reason to try something else. And though it might seem bleak and hopeless, there’s always a chance. And that chance is sometimes the saddest and most joyful part of all.
When our character learns that by stretching their hands out and spreading their fingers like starfish to an aching sun, they can feel its first rays gliding though yearning fingers. Feel tears against their face and a smile stretching lines into permanence. Know that the darkness will always be there, but oh how the sunlight touches their skin…
If they can’t have children, have them adopt.
If the dragon can’t breathe fire, have it befriend the blacksmith.
And if she can no longer fly, then run until the wind burns her face and scars her feet and she feels free again.
Writing a Sunset is my favorite kind of angst because it’s the one we can relate to most. The fear of losing what we don’t realize we love and the need to reach out and tell them it’ll be okay. Writing a Sunset means having the will to accept a fate you had no choice in, and finding a new way to see once more.
Writing a Sunset reminds us all that sadness is real. But so is courage. And you can’t have one without the other.
Well this has been fun! Be on the look out for another chapter for “The Waiting Game” coming soon! Also, I watched “In A Heartbeat” (encourage everyone to go see that, and if you’ve seen it, go watch it again) which is where I got the idea for this.
In this world, everyone’s Heart glows depending upon their emotion
Yellow = Joy, Trust, Embarrassment
Blue = Sadness, Thoughtful, Calm
Red = Anger, Frustration, Courage
Green = Disgust, Envy, Sickness
Black = Fear, Mischief, Pain
Pink = Love
Hearts can occasionally “come to life” and keep us company in times of need
They’re our first and closest companions
Hearts show us our truest selves
But Hearts are also incomplete, a little like a puzzle piece, and your Soulmate has the other half
It was at Trini’s 11th birthday party when her Heart first glowed bright Pink
Not like it did when she hugged her Mami or Papi, but for a person who wasn’t family
Her name was Kira and they had been friends since Trini had first moved in next door
She gave Trini her favorite dinosaur sweatshirt, the yellow one with a pterodactyl on it, and Trini’s Heart thundered excitedly
When June Gomez saw her daughter’s Heart glowing for a girl, she spent the rest of the night yelling at her daughter until Trini ran to her room crying
Her Heart spent the entire night curled up in her palms, comforting her
They moved a week later
Kim’s Heart first glowed pink when she was 14
Ty Flemming was a sophomore and a rising football star and the second they made eye contact her Heart lit up the hallway
(It probably should have been telling that Ty’s didn’t…)
But he was Kim’s first real boyfriend and she fell a little too hard, a little too fast
It was right before the summer of their senior year when Kim caught Ty and Amanda sleeping together
Her Heart remained dark blue for an entire week, before one night it grew reddish black and she sent Ty a picture of Amanda
He passed it around the school and blamed it on Kim who blamed it on Amanda and punched Ty’s tooth out
She landed herself detention every Saturday for the rest of the year and through the summer, along with Jason Scott and Billy Cranston, who became two of her closets friends
She finds it incredibly adorable that Jason’s Heart glows pink whenever Billy talks; he thinks he’s good at hiding it, but the boy is fooling no one
Trini moves to Angel Grove that summer and spends the majority of it trying to get away from her overbearing mother or taking care of her little brothers
Her brothers could be annoying sometimes but their Hearts always glowed a pale yellow-pink whenever she played with them
And they were much cooler about her Heart flashing pink whenever a pretty girl walked by than their mother was
Especially considering she once saw Mateo’s Heart glow pink when he was playing with his old friend Wally
Trini meets Zack one day when she and her brothers are out hiking
He scared the shit out of them when he swung down, hanging upside down, from a tree along the trail
Trini was so startled she punched him in the face and knocked him out of the tree
They become best friends
Senior year at Angel Grove gets a little interesting when Zack and Trini walk through the front gates and Trini’s Heart suddenly leaps out of her chest, twirling and glowing pink, pink, pink!
And Trini’s cheeks match in shade as well from everyone staring at her and her Heart starts dragging her across the quad
Kim was waiting with Billy and Jason to get their lockers when her Heart suddenly bursts with light and jumps out of her chest for no apparent reason
She’s so shocked she doesn’t even have time to stop herself before her Heart starts pushing her down the hall and out the front door
And everyone watches in stunned reverence, as Kimberly Hart pin-wheels her arms to keep her balance and a girl they’ve never seen before digs her heels in the ground, their Hearts pulling/pushing them along until
Kim’s arms automatically wrap around the girl she ran into and their breath leaves them
Trini has just enough time to look up into the eyes of the girl who caught her before there’s a flash of light and suddenly their Hearts merge together and glow White
(White = Soulmates)
They’re both in shock, for different reasons
Kim’s surprised because her Heart has been blue/red/black for just about her entire summer and suddenly its glowing pink and now white?
Trini’s panicking on the inside because while she’s always known her Heart would glow for a girl, much to her mother’s despair, she never imagined she’d actually find her Soulmate
Or rather her Heart found her Soulmate
Finally Jason, the boys having chased their friends, coughs and startles both girls into motion
Kim is the first to break their silence
Kim: “So… I guess we’re Soulmates! I’m Kim.”
Trini *still shocked*: “I know. I mean, no, I don’t know. You, I don’t know who you are, but I mean like, yeah we’re Soulmates… uh.”
And Kim’s smitten
Damn her Heart can pick em
The bell rings before they can talk more and as they go opposite ways, their Hearts separate but remain White while glowing pink
They endure curious stares all day and Kim’s a little surprised when she spots Amanda and her Heart glows a yellowed green
Trini and Kim end up having biology together and both their cheeks grow warm when their Hearts reanimate once again to merge
The teacher gives them a look, surprised and a little annoyed by the distraction, so Kim stuffs their Heart in her backpack and sits beside Trini
They pass notes the entire class, flirting and hiding their giggles, and Kim walks Trini to her locker where she asks her out on a date
And Trini flushes hotly but their Heart glows pinky and she accepts
They go to Krispy Kreme and spend nearly four hours just talking, losing track of time until Trini’s mom calls and Kim drives her home
She walks Trini to her door and when she leans in to kiss her, Trini stops her, saying she had a goodnight and that she’ll see her tomorrow, before going inside
And Kim stands there, confused and slightly panicked that she did something wrong, but then the door swings back open and Trini launches herself at Kim, kissing her
By the time Kim gets home, her parents are home and her Heart is still glowing pink
They immediately notice her White colored Heart and barrage her with questions on her newfound Soulmate
When Kim admits its a new girl at her school, her parents are hardly fazed, and insist on meeting her, dinner at the Hart house Friday night
Trini manages to avoid her mom that night but she gets caught the next morning and has to tell her mom that her Soulmate is a girl she met at school
But Trini’s fears of her mother’s retaliation go out the window when her father congratulates her and says how proud he is, how they both are, of her
Her mom remains quiet, but she does offer Trini a nod and a tight smile, so, small victories
Her brothers desperately want to meet their sister’s Soulmate and she agrees that they’ll all get to meet Kim, when they’re mother get’s a little more comfortable and they’ve dated a while
When Trini walks through the front gates of school her Heart leaps out of her chest and quickly pulls her over to Kim who’s waiting with the boys by the front steps
This time when Kim wraps her arms around Trini to catch her, Trini wraps hers around Kim’s shoulders and they smile before leaning in to kiss
Sure they’re not actually dating yet, but they’re Soulmates, they have forever to just take their time
Trini’s mom meets Kimberly though she still isn’t comfortable with her daughter’s sexuality, so things get tense in Trini’s household
It’s alright tho, because Kim’s parents more than make up for it; they absolutely LOVE Trini
Jason’s Soulmate ends up being new kid Tommie Oliver, but Jason’s still in love with Billy and Tommie falls for Zack, so they end up just being really close friends and chose their true loves
The full team of Boom Studios Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Pink from MegaCon 2017. Had a blast being a part of this amazing team, a first for me. I look forward to wearing the suit again! (I’m the Blue!)
Trini has no idea what it is, but all of the Rangers love her brothers. Of course she loves them too, but they’re her brothers, and there’s no way that they’re as cute as Kimberly insists they are. They’re definitely not as sweet as Jason believes them to be. (She won’t admit it, but she’s glad that her friends like her brothers because she loves those little shits)
Jason teaches them football whenever he’s over, tells them that if they don’t want to play, it’s completely fine and they should find something that makes them happy. He always somehow gives them a little lesson. (And when Trini’s not around or listening he whispers “Make sure your sister is happy, okay?” Even though he knows Trini is perfectly capable of taking care of herself)
Billy shows them his little inventions and they both love learning how they work and shows them some basics of breadboarding. (Later that week Billy gives them a short lesson on the basics of aerospace, and when Trini ventures to the basement to get them for dinner, she’s nearly knocked out by a mini rocket)
Kimberly showers them with little gifts, and they get excited every single time. Even if it’s something as small as a chocolate bar. (Sometimes they tell her she’s pretty and she blushes, and then one of them ask if she likes Trini, which just makes her blush harder and she tells them to go play)
Zack, being the little shit he is jokes about knowing the power rangers and says the Black Ranger is the most attractive, and that the Yellow Ranger is a “crazy girl”. Trini’s brothers eat his stories up and always asks if he can take them to meet the Rangers and he just winks and says, “maybe you already have.”
(A/N: So this is highkey a Reggie x Reader but since the story revolves around Jughead (and it’s in his POV) I labeled it as such BECAUSE I DECIDED TO TURN SHIT UP AND MAKE REGGIE GET THE GIRL AND IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THEN pls dont hate me)
Plot: The one where Jughead had everything and nothing all at once.
You see the thing about heartbreak is that everybody lies about it.
It’s not some romanticized grand event that happens all at once and will leave you with nothing but an empty shell of who you once were.
No, heartbreak is not like that.
It’s much slower, so much more subtle, and so much more fucking worse.
Losing someone you love is ugly and painful and no amount of poetry would be enough to describe just how much it hurts.
Jughead would know.
Jughead had the girl; he just picked the wrong one.
Before there was the Four Horseman of Riverdale there was just (Y/N) and Jughead, the outsiders. They were inseparable, one never complete without the other. They had the same passion for writing and could talk for hours and never run out of topic to debate over. They would spend hours on end at the Sweetwater River or at the drive in until their parents decided to break them apart.
They were best friends; the other’s other half, until Jughead decided otherwise.
“Pops?” -(Y/N) “Cant, sleuthing w/ Bets” -Jughead ——- “You up for tonight?” -(Y/N) “Rain check?” -Jughead —– “Where are you?” -(Y/N) “Juggie?” -(Y/N)
Everything great about the two of them ended at one fateful night at Sweetwater River.
“I’m not mad that you decided to spend our special Friday with them, Jughead!” You screamed at his face, finally reaching your breaking point. “I’m mad that you had to lie about it! To me of all people!”
“You’re making a big deal out of this, (Y/N)—“
“A big deal?! In case it wasn’t clear, Jughead, you ditched me—“
“So you are mad! Stop lecturing me about honesty when you’re getting caught in your own lie right now!” You flinched when Jughead raised his voice, not really used to this side of him.
Maybe he was right, maybe you were making a big deal out of it but what he doesn’t realize at that moment was that it was more than just the fact that he ditched you. He just gave life to your worst nightmare with that simple act of betrayal: being replaced. You had always spent your Friday’s together; it was the only thing that was truly just yours and Jughead. It was a tradition you haven’t broken yet, even with Archie, Betty, and Veronica in the picture. The one day that you held dear in your heart because those Friday’s made you feel special, it made you feel important to the one person who meant the most to you.
You weren’t mad, you were hurt.
And if Jughead was in the right mentality, his mind not too full of jealous thoughts about Archie and Betty then he would’ve seen it, like he always did.
But he didn’t, and that’s a mistake he will have to pay for the rest of his life.
“Since when did you become an ass, Jughead?”
“Since when did you become clingy and desperate, (Y/N)?”
Clingy and desperate.
You really were best friends; you chuckled in disbelief, because only Jughead would know just how much those words would hurt you. Those were the words your dad always called your mother when she would cry as he left to fuck another faceless stranger, the last words he called her when he packed up his bag and never looked back. Only Jughead knew about this because you knew you could trust him.
“Save it, Juggie.” Jughead hated the way you’re voice broke, it made him want to hug you and beg on his knees but he knew you and he knew your pride so he just watched as his best friend slowly broke apart in front of him.
“You know what,” you looked up to him, eyes filled with unshed tears. You wiped them away. “Have fun, Jughead. God knows you need a break from clingy and desperate ol’ me.”
He should’ve stopped you, Jughead knows this. He should’ve never let you out of that door until he had properly apologized and you had forgiven him completely.
He fucked up; he realized this as he watched you try out for the Vixens, Cheryl watching in glee as you moved perfectly to the beat, eyes filled with fire and anger that only a sadist like Cheryl would appreciate.
He is losing you, he declared when you arrived at school one morning, after three weeks of not speaking to him, hair cut short and wearing your newly made Vixen uniform, walking hand in hand with Cheryl as her cronies followed the both of you to your newly reserved lunch table. Jughead continued to stare at you, hoping for a glance but you never looked his way.
He has no fucking idea who you are, he finally concluded when he heard Cheryl screaming how the cutest couple of Riverdale has finally formed because of her, their sweet little (Y/N) and their resident asshole of a jock Reggie Mantle.
Jughead heard it at the same time as the whole gang.
But really who would miss it.
“WHAT?!” Betty, Veronica, and Kevin along with other cretins screamed, obviously not believing the red head.
“Look,” Cheryl turned her phone towards the view of the general public as evidence and Jughead cursed himself when even he looked up from his laptop to look at what was inside the phone.
It was a photo. And you were happy.
Glowing, in fact, as you looked up at the frame of none other than the Bulldogs’ football captain that seemed to be telling a story in great detail with his hands forming claws up in the air.
Jughead quickly looked back down to the words on his laptop, not wanting to attract any attention on him but it was too late, the sorry looks of his whole group was already aimed towards their friend.
“J-Juggie –“ Before Betty could finish what pitiful words she was about to spit out in an effort to make everything hurt less, Jughead was already closing his laptop shut and walking out of the room with his bag in tow.
He felt betrayed.
He was angry.
He was hurt.
Jughead stopped his furious march and kicked the wall next to him, feeling something crack. It didn’t distract Jughead enough to forget about how you looked at Reggie in that photo. Like he was special, like he made you happy, like he was the only thing you see. Reggie didn’t deserve to be looked at like that.
Because it was the very same look that was once only reserved for Jughead. And in that moment, Jughead felt what you felt that night in Sweetwater River.
He felt replaced; and it sucked.
Jughead decided to move on and so did you.
The both of you accepted the fact that the unthinkable happened: you drifted apart.
Jughead got Betty and he built his own world surrounded by words, mystery, and friendship. He found himself dragged in by the mystery that is the death of Jason Blossom as he and his friends turned every rock in Riverdale in hopes of closing the case. He has found a safe haven filled with the support and love he never knew he needed. He was contented – happy, almost. But every once in a while he still couldn’t help but look at where you were, when he forgets to put his guard up.
You were on the other side.
A whole world away from who you once called your best friend.
You were a Vixen now: the ‘it-girl’, the popular cheerleader who dated the popular jock, surrounded by her popular friends. You were the cliché’ Jughead has always hated. He always thought you couldn’t do it, you couldn’t possibly survive with not being with Jughead, considering you have been tied to the hip since you could barely comprehend what friendship was, but he greatly miscalculated.
You got the favor of Cheryl (Jughead could never understand how) and was taken not under her wing but as her right hand man – as her friend. You stood out in the most socially acceptable way that made you a target for a lot of admiration and respect from the whole town, and whatever you had with Reggie didn’t crash and burn to the ground like Jughead had expected. Jughead hated it so much.
He really couldn’t blame you since Reggie may not be the smartest guy on the planet but he knew for damn sure how to treat a girl. Jughead doesn’t know if he was mad or relieved that he could not find a single fault that he could reason out as to why Reggie didn’t deserve you because he did. He treated you like a queen and never did anything to upset you. He looks at you as if you were a masterpiece God has ever made and touched you as if you were a fragile rose that would shrivel up if exposed to the slightest ray of harm.
Reggie loved you. And you loved him. Jughead hated that the most.
Jughead knew he loved you too when he saw you alone at Pop’s. It was all too familiar and too close to Jughead’s heart.
You were looking out the window towards the parking lot in front where Jughead was out of view. You were religiously sipping on your milkshake and running your eyes at the buzzing lot in front of you. Your – now short – hair was tucked in both your ears over your shoulders and if Jughead squinted he could almost imagine back when it was long, just the way he loved it.
Jughead could’ve fooled himself. He could’ve just walked right in there, sat at the opposite of you, and started a conversation. Just like before.
But if there were many things that were all too familiar there were also little things that made the equation wrong:
You were wearing a necklace, a thin gold band necklace that had a simple capital ‘R’ as its pendant. It swooped just below your collarbones as you unconsciously toyed with it in your hands. Jughead heard it was an anniversary gift. He also always thought you hated necklaces but he remembered the two of you were the exact example on how drastically things can change.
You were also wearing red lipstick, not blood red, not pink either, it was the perfect shade of red to make it look attracting but natural. The (Y/N) he knew was a strawberry lip-gloss kind of girl.
Your milkshake was vanilla with a strawberry on the side. You used to love chocolate.
Jughead decided to fuck it and walked inside the diner. He obviously caught some people’s attention but he was too busy caring about yours to check who his grand entrance disturbed. You were already looking at him, a bit wide eyed, and Jughead smiled before his brain can scream at him at how much he fucked up.
“Hey.” Your voice was the same, but still so foreign for the many months Jughead was deprived of it. It’s not that he didn’t hear it but it always sounded so different when it was directed just at him.
“Hey,” Jughead cautiously walked towards your booth”, long time, huh?”
“Yeah.” Jughead’s eyes fell down to your lips as you bit it, obviously trying to hide your smile from how awkward this set-up was.”I never thought the day would come when you and I would have to settle with small talks, Jones.”
“Never thought I’d live to see the day that you’d be wearing that god-awful Vixen uniform, (Y/L/N).” he shot back, smirking. Now this, the satirical humor and witty comebacks, he can handle. He can handle anything better than the silence you have been giving him for the past year and a half.
“Excuse me,” you placed your hand on your chest in mock offense and Jughead couldn’t help the laugh that went out his mouth. “I look great in this uniform, Jughead.”
“Yes, you do.” The tension that built up after his statement could’ve been cut with a knife. Your laughter being cut short but Jughead couldn’t care less. He was never one for lying anyway.
“Thanks, Jug.” You looked up at him through your lashes and gave him a shy smile. His heart has never beaten as fast as that moment and he knew he was fucked.
“Hey, do you think we can sha—“
The shadow, the booming voice, and the subtle shove were more than enough to give Jughead a general idea as to who it was. The way your face brightened up and the kiss that followed afterwards was merely a confirmation.
“Hey there, big guy.” Reggie sat beside you, casually placing his hands around your shoulders as you obviously and unconsciously leaned in to him. A streak of pain was literally felt moving in Jughead’s spine but he merely bit his tongue.
He didn’t have the right to be jealous.
Because that could’ve been him but he discarded it. Life was what your choices are, and now he had to live with his.
“Was Edward Scissorhands bothering you?”
“Reg,” your reprimanding tone made Reggie smirk back at you, dropping his head at the top of your head, as you pushed a pointer finger on his chest.“Play nice, Jughead was just keeping me company because you were late.”
“I’m kidding, just kidding –”
“I’m gonna go,” Jughead cut Reggie off, already sick of whatever he was seeing. “It was nice talking to you, (Y/N).”
“You too, Jughead.” You tried to be subtle in the way you elbowed Reggie but his wince gave it away. He gave Jughead a nod as a goodbye anyway, just to appease you. “See you around, man.” Reggie would do anything for you even if he had to slowly bend his pride and ego to Jughead every once in a while.
Jughead barely gave you a glance as he stormed off the damned diner. He made the mistake of looking back to your booth from the windows and saw you leaning on Reggie’s chest, smiling up at him as if he just found the key for world peace.
That could’ve been him, he thought. He could’ve had that, he knew. Eighteen years too late, he bitterly remembered.
For you were the home that was lost in his past, and that was where you will stay.
Jughead was exhausted.
Sometimes being an award-winning author does have its disadvantages especially if you were an unforgiving introvert.
But he really couldn’t complain as he walked out of his personal elevator and into his bachelor pad. He checked his personal phone and saw the same text, worded differently, with the same familiar people.
“Are you going to the wedding?”
He decided to respond to Betty. Aside from being his ex-girlfriend, Betty was the closest thing he had to a best friend. He was still stubbornly holding out that position for you. That title will always be just for you.
He sat on his sofa that was too expensive for his taste but it came with the house so he really had no other choice. The vibration on his phone signaled him of the reply he didn’t want to receive. Clearly, Betty has been waiting.
‘I’m sorry, Juggie.’
The familiar pang immediately went straight through his chest. It was probably the only thing constant in his life after ten years from leaving Riverdale and never looking back.
‘The ceremony will be tomorrow. We’ll be waiting.’
Before the whole world knew about the grand engagement of the famous football superstar Reggie Mantle and her fiancé’ who was a literary professor in Cambridge, he received the call first, the screaming, crying, and the, unfortunately, ecstatic voice of the love of his life as she gushed about the ring, and the proposal, and Reggie.
He tried to be happy.
God knows he did.
But he was pretty sure not even the greatest actors can fake happiness as well as he did when he was pretty sure his soul broke in half.
It didn’t stop breaking even until now.
Not when he can imagine you: still as beautiful as ever, glowing from happiness, wearing a white dress that was made just for you, holding a white bouquet that would make your eyes pop it’s colors, with your hair down and wearing a flower crown made up of your favorite flowers and walking down a white aisle that didn’t end with him.
He never knew God could be so cruel.
Another vibration woke him up from his never-ending agony.
‘She’ll be waiting.’
Jughead stared at his phone.
He sighed, rubbing his eyes with his hands in disbelief. Betty really knew how to push his buttons just right.
Jughead clicked the quick dial for his secretary who, God bless her soul, was probably sleeping already as it was already half past midnight.
“Y-Yes sir? Is there a problem–?”
“Prepare me a jet, a car, and a tux in an hour.”
His obviously half-awake and disheveled secretary was quick to note down everything. “Where – where would the jet be heading, sir?”
Jughead stared at the picture frame on his coffee table that was holding what was left of his biggest ‘could’ve been’.
“A round trip to Riverdale, please.” he muttered, grip tightening on his phone “, and make it quick.”
This was love, he realized, laughing at himself. When your heart is delicate and crumbling and weak but you willingly crush it in the palm of your hands over and over again if it means it would make them happy – happier.
This was love, he repeated like a mantra in his head.
A love only the broken can have the honor of experiencing.
Summary: Loosely inspired by the song “Evermore” from Beauty and the Beast. Bucky had it all planned out. He spent days planning the perfect proposal - the perfect proposal for the perfect girl, but things don’t always go according to plan.
Word Count: 1,731
Bucky fidgeted with the velvet jewelry box nervously, pausing every now and then to glance back at the door to his apartment. Any moment, Y/N would come walking through, her warm smile lighting up the apartment. Hers was the smile that somehow managed to steal into his melancholy heart, the smile that melted the layers of frost and gave way to spring, the one that nurtured the tiny, fragile seeds of love little by little until they blossomed.
-Lance is palaDONE™
-homie just isn’t havin it anymore
-Kieth comes around talking shit?
-Pidge starts snapping/name callin/general rudness?
-Shiro being an asshole and yelling at Lance when it wasn’t his fault bc God forbid Kieth or Pidge fuck up?
-Allura screamin at lance after a failed training simulation where someone else messes up?
-Hunk not defending his bro after everyone beats lance down?
-Coran is too pure. He’s like Lance’s father. Coran tries to get everyone off his case
-He is done with putting up with everyone coming after his wig
-Lotor singles lance out and comes around playing on Lance’s insecurities
-“They don’t value you. Come with me, I’ll show you your true worth.”
-Lotor gives him a week to decide
-that entire week has been shit.
-everyone has ragged on him.
-Pidge is snappy BC they aren’t any closer to finding their father or brother
-Kieth has been snappy. BC he’s like that
-Shiro has been strict lately, all for the “good of Voltron”. He singles out lance even when it isn’t his fault
-Allura is a slave driver, recently lance has been the one doing all the work
-Hunk hasn’t help Lance at all, there has been no interaction between the two
-Coran has been shielding Lance away from the abuse,, being a great dad
-One day after a galra attack and he’s receiving lectures from everyone Lance staright up snaps.
-he starts crying, just silent tears,, everyone is shook
-BC lance is always smiles and stupidity
-lance starts ranting about how shit everyone has been to him
-he goes off with straight facts about how they’ve been blaming him for their issues and everyone is shocked BC what?? We wouldn’t do such a thing??
-Coran stands by Lance and pulls up videos
-everyone is shook BC they are really shit people
-Lance just stands there on tears.
-he confesses abt Lotor’s offer
-“maybe I should leave, maybe someone will actually care about me and value me.”
-everyone is shocked BC have they pushed their blue paladin that far he’s willing to join the enemy??
-Lance runs out and biolocks his room, not even Allura can bypass the biolock
-he doesn’t leave for five days until there’s a battle call,, he’s been stashing food in his room for months
-there’s a mountain of pillows and blankets outside his door? The pillows have tear streaks? Pidge’s half worked motherboard is by a green pillow, Keith’s crossword puzzle book is on the other side of the hall beside a red pillow, Hunk’s recipe journal is opened to a page titled “Lance’s comfort” on top a grey blanket, all of which is full of memorized recipes, Allura’s tablet is by a pastel pink blanket by Pidge’s setup, Shiro’s is right in front of Lance’s door, who almost ate shit bc he tripped on Shiro’s black duvet.
-Lance is touched but he isn’t ready to forgive just yet.
-everyone is in the hangar waiting for him, their eyes are red, they look shitty
-Lance just looks at them before getting in blue
-Shit its Lotor
-he only came to get Lance’s response
-this bitch broadcasts through the main channel, every paladin can see.
-“its been a week my dear, have you realized they don’t care for you?”
-There’s silence from Lance
-Hunk is the one to break first, he starts to sob and beg for Lance’s forgiveness, that he’s sorry he’s a shitty friend and an even shittier person, Pidge is next; they start sobbing into the com about how they can’t lose another family member to the galra and how sorry they are.
-Keith’s voice is low, but heavy with sorrow and apologies. He wants lance to be happy, and if that means to go with Lotor he should go. Allura cries softly, like a kitten, her grief saturates her voice, the sorrow and remorse is palpable
-Shiro’s voice starts off strong, no wavering, no emotion. Until he starts about how he loves Lance romantically,, his voice cracks and there’s sobbing
-everyone is sobbing
-Lance feels horrible bc he did this. He brought them all to tears bc he had a fit.
-“Forgive me prince loltor, I can’t take your offer. I’m sure there is someone else willing to be your concubine”
-Lotor coencedes and leaves them, “expect a battle next time.”
-Silence on the coms
-they’re back in the hangar
-lance apologizes “for throwing a fit like a pendejo estropeado” (a spolit idiot)
-everyone else denies Lance’s apology bc it’s their fault
-everyone hugs the shit out of lance, his shirt is soaking wet with tears and snot
-Shiro kisses his forehead and begs for a chance to take lance out
-lance is wary but accepts apologies and agrees for the date
-everyone retires to Lance’s room for a cuddle puddle and team bonding
-Shiro and Lance’s date is successful,, they’ve hit it off and are too damn sappy
-no crosses paths with Lance bc his new motto is “talk shit get hit”
-only valid when you’re being a right dick to him.
-Coran has been standing off at the side lines offering his input for Lance, he will be the best “padre” this boy will ever have. Coran also gives everyone, even Allura, the shovel talk about trashing his unofficial son/fav paladin
-Coran will put the through the ringer and toss them into the open airlock
-mess with the space-father and you’ll be a victim of the space-slaughter
-if ur stabbed with something barbed, u usually cant just pull it out- u have to push it through
-foxglove can cause heart failure, but its also has an ingredient that can prevent heart failure
-u can kill someone if u hit their nose at the right angle
-blackberries turn red if u leave em in the sun
-potatoes turn green and poisonous if u leave em in the sun
-venoms are injected, poisons are ingested- they’re not interchangeable
- there are some animals that exist that are essentially immortal and do not age
- rabbits can scream
- dolphins get high for fun
- if u die of a heart problem, its cardiac. If u die of an air problem, its pulmonary. If its both then its cardiopulmonary
- snakes with puffy cheeks r usually venomous because thats where the venom glands r
- but also smooth-headed snakes can b venomous so just be respectful anyways
- bees can sense the kind of electric synapses that ur brain uses 2 make ur body move
- u can survive any kind of toxin in the world if u can stay alive until it wears off but usually tissue damage or paralysis of the heart an lungs gets u first
- u can literally go into a withdrawal after a breakup bcause ur not getting the level of dopamine u used to get when they were around. U can actually get sick until ur body chemistry balances out again
- I can’t remember the name but there’s a thing that looks like a manatee except it has a dolphin tail and it starts with a D I think it’s a duogong
- Also it looks a little like a bunyip which I think was an Australian mythological creature
- theres actually a creature called a hydra and it’s immortal bcause it can turn itself into a baby and then grow up again. Also it can reproduce asexually when it wants to
- don’t play dead with a black bear bcause it will probably eat u anyways
- if an animal is attacking u and it has small eyes, aim 4 its nose cause its senses have evolved compensate for lack of vision and it’s probably super sensitive there. Like bears, sharks, etc
- if ur with a group in the woods put the strongest person farthest back cause mountain lions go for the slowest and weakest at the back of the herd and either they won’t bother with a strong looking person or that person has the best chance of surviving anyways
- u can’t swallow your own tongue because it’s attached to ur mouth. It can only impair breathing if ur on ure back so if ur buddy is on the ground seizing just roll em on their side and cushion their head, don’t stick shit in their mouth.
-also sometimes people make noises when they seize but its OK their brain is just testin things out same as the rest of their body don’t get freaked
- pink is the only pastel called ‘pink’ instead of 'pale red’ wtf is up with that wheres my Bink Grink and Yink