it was $40 but i got it with birthday money

Tree Bros Oneshot: Evan’s Birthday

AN: hey everyone! this is my first deh oneshot, so i hope you enjoy. 

July 10: Connor and Evan have been dating for a few months now, and today is Evan’s birthday. Connor has no idea what to get him, so he seeks help from his sister Zoe and Evan’s other friend Jared. Unfortunately, they’re as clueless as he is. 

Warnings: None

Word Count: 1,123

“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know!” Connor panicked, pacing back and forth in his bedroom.

It was currently noon, and Connor had planned to pick up Evan for a little birthday date at four, but there was one problem. He didn’t have a present. 

“Dude, calm down. Just get him like a plant or something. He likes trees, right?” Jared sat in Connor’s office chair, spinning in circles and acting calmer than the Murphy boy. 

“Why don’t you buy him a Keurig? Everyone loves Keurigs,” Zoe chimed in. She was sprawled out on Connor’s bed with her head hanging upside down off the side. 

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The Birthday Present

I saw it in the store, and I knew I had to get it for him. It was a video game - I remembered when I showed him the last one in the series, how much he enjoyed it. This will be perfect, I thought. I can save up $40. I can do that.

I worked, and I saved up, and I bought it for him. $40 is a lot of money for a kid, but I thought it would be worth it. I thought maybe he’d like it.

His birthday came, and I was excited. I went to work with him, because it was somewhere for me to be. We ate lunch together, and his coworkers wished him happy birthday and told me how proud I should be of him, how hard he worked.

When we got home, it started. No matter what I said or did, he was livid. And it wasn’t just me - if any of us spoke up, we were met with fire.

I cried. I hid away in my room, and I cried. I didn’t care about cake, or about singing, or cards. Why would I care about any of that?

And then I heard my mother’s soft knock at my door.

“Didn’t you want to give him his present?”

- - - - -

She wouldn’t listen. I told her I would return it, that it didn’t matter anymore, that he didn’t need or deserve it, especially not after this. But she wouldn’t listen.

“But you were so excited! You waited for this for so long! Go give it to him!”

I knew then that I didn’t have a choice. She took my decision from me.

I don’t remember what it was like to give him the gift, but I did it. I’m fairly certain I gave a weak and bitter “Happy Birthday,” and then left, but all I really remember was the anger, and not wanting him to see that I’d been crying.

I like to think that in that moment when he saw the gift, he felt bad.

I know I did.

- - - - -

He loved it, because of course he did. It was the perfect present for him; I’d known that from the moment I saw it in the store.

Multiple times, he tried to thank me, but I did my best to change the subject.

It’s his favorite game, even most of a decade later. He still plays it almost every night, and talks excitedly about his recent games. But it doesn’t matter.

He should never have gotten that gift. He didn’t deserve to be so happy, not after everything he’s done, and everything he did that night.

In the years since, I’ve never bought him another birthday present.

I don’t plan on doing so ever again.


Super non sims related but my planner the one I treated myself to for my birthday is here!! I’m so excited it’s packaged so cute! Worth my £40 lol an I haven’t even opened it yet! Anyway @0sims asked me to post a pic when I got it! This will change my life maybe I will be a more organised simblr lol

anonymous asked:

How long did it take you to collect all of your plushies? Do you collect any other kinds of Hakuoki merch?

Thank you for the question! And sorry for the long answer.

It took just over a year to collect them and I’m embarrassed by how many there are. They write with me, cheer me up when I’m down, inspire funny stories, and make me smile just because.

I started out wanting a Saitou plushie. Only, how do you choose which one? So I told myself I could get one Shisengumi and one Western uniform. But… Fury Saitou is surprisingly adorable (I don’t tell him that).  😅

And then, well, I’m very fond of all the Shinsengumi guys, especially Harada and Hijikata (and Yamazaki) (and Heisuke and Souji are super-cute - I mean, the EYES on Heisuke and Souji’s mischievous chibi-smile!). Kazama used his Oni powers on me - he’s got a great smile. 

Somehow I got a “second hand” Chizuru (actually new in bag) for $40 (all costs included). 😳 That was the best deal I have ever, ever gotten.  🤗  

I didn’t really have a hobby/fandom before Hakuouki.  The plushies became a reality thanks to an unexpected bonus at work, accumulated birthday/ Christmas money, and my husband deciding to celebrate our “Plushie Anniversary”. 😍  I did a lot of looking & kind people sent advice.

Other Hakuouki merch.  I didn’t collect other merch until very recently. I got bitten by the bug thanks to the Hakuouki Café. @yggdrasilpie and @moon-faced-pear-shaped are the most to blame. The former because she has the most incredible ita-bags (and Sannan-appreciation shrine corner) and the latter because she was incredibly kind to me and sent me some Saitou-merch she got in California while at the café. I was hooked.

Here are my recent treasures:

I honestly can’t thank Amanda-Draws enough for what she sent me from the US: the placemat is my favourite among great choices, but my “littlest Saitou” takes the SSL strap with him everywhere.

Betting on Scorose
  • James: Hey! Who wants to bet on when Scorose is going to finally be a thing? $20 knuts says next Christmas.
  • Albus: $30 that they won't get together until I force them into a room to resolve their sexual tension.
  • Lily: $10 to say that they will be together by next week.
  • Roxanne: $40 says they've already kissed and on Rose's birthday.
  • Hugo: $45 He'll ask her out when Dads in the room.
  • Ron: All the money I got on my first year at Hogwarts train trip to bet that this won't ever happen.
  • Rose: $100 Galleons to say that we already are.