Request: oh my goodness this is so random, but can I
request a lin x reader where they go to a trivia night w some of the reader’s
family and lin is unsure of how they feel about him, but once it starts lin
gets like every question correct and they love him, and it’s just fluffy and
Pairing: Lin x Reader
a/n: So, I didn’t realize until after I was done
this that it was supposed to be with the reader’s family so I’m sorry! Hope you
“Come on (Y/N)!” Jasmine pleaded, tugging on your arm as you
tried to make a break for your dressing room.
“Jasmine, it’s a couple’s trivia night. Need I remind you I
am very much single.” You replied,
dragging out the word single. Since you arrived at the Richard Rodgers theatre
this morning your friend has been pestering you to come to the trivia night she
and Anthony were hosting after the show. Now, you loved trivia as much as the
next person, the only problem was that you guys wouldn’t be playing normal
trivia, it was couple’s trivia.
“What about if you and Lin go together!” She suggested all
too happily, trailing behind you, the skirts of her costume noisily swishing
“Lin and I couldn’t possibly know enough about each other to
succeed, we’d lose by such a big margin.” You pointed out, finally making it to
your shared dressing room and turning to face you friend.
“Well don’t come to win, come to hang out with your friends!
You never hang out with us outside of
this theatre. I’m hurt you know.” She was giving you the puppy dog look at this
point so you rolled your eyes. You did feel a little bad. It’s true you hadn’t
been spending as much time as you should with your friends, life was just so
hectic between being a dancer for Hamilton and working at a dance studio.
“Fine.” You finally relented, rolling your eyes. “If you can
get Lin to agree then I’ll come to your trivia night Jazz.”
“Yay! You’re the best (Y/N)!” She cheered, wrapping you in a
tight hug before running off to no doubt rope Lin into it. He’d probably be a
lot easier to coerce into it just because he was too damn nice. Not that you
were complaining, she could have picked a worse partner for you.
After the show, you were exhausted. And sweaty. And your
feet were killing you. And just wanted
to go home, shower, and sleep. But relaxation wasn’t in the cards for you.
“(Y/N)!” A familiar voice chirped and you internally
groaned. “Lin agreed to tonight! Be at my apartment for ten!”
“Alright, alright.” You sighed, smiling tiredly at Jasmine
as she danced past you giggling.
After doing a few quick stretches, you slowly stripped out
of you costume and into sweatpants and a sweater. You gathered your things,
smiling and waving to your cast mates as they trickled out, most of them going
home for the night. You were just a tad jealous.
“(Y/N)!” Someone called and you knew who it was before even
“Hey Lin.” You greeted, smiling at the man. He was slightly
out of breath and looked like he had run to catch up to you.
“So, about tonight, I hope you don’t think it’s weird or
anything. I know you agreed but if it makes you uncomfortable we don’t have to
I’m sure Jasmine will under-“
“Lin, it’s fine.” You laughed, interrupting the man’s
babbling. His cheeks flushed the slightest bit which only made you laugh more.
He was cute, you knew that. He was also smart, funny, intelligent and a million
“Okay, well, see ya tonight?”
“See ya tonight.” You agreed, turning back around and
walking out the door, missing the way his eyes followed you.
You didn’t have much time in-between the show and getting to
Jasmine’s apartment so you took a quick shower and threw on a pair of leggings
and a sweater before rushing out of your apartment. Though you would be cutting
it close, you knew there was no way you’d make it through the night without
caffeine so you stopped by one of the many coffee shops on the way to grab the
largest cup of coffee you could.
By pure coincidence, you recognized a familiar mop of brown
hair tucked away in a beanie standing in line when you walked it.
“Lin!” You called out and the man whipped around, stumbling
a bit from tripping over his own feet. “Sorry, did I startle you?”
“No, no! Okay, maybe a little. What are you doing here?
That’s a dumb question, we’re in a coffee shop what else would you be doing
here? And now I’m blabbering so I’m going to shut up. Hello (Y/N).” His face
was once again flushed pink and you giggled.
“So you needed coffee too huh?” You asked, changing the
subject to save the man from more embarrassment.
“Yes.” He sighed. “The shows plus all the interviews and
other projects I’m working on has me stretched a little thin.”
“I know the feeling.” You sympathized. “The show plus
teaching dance classes has me going nonstop.”
The two of you shared a look before bursting out laughing,
much to the confusion of the other patrons.
“You know, we’re probably going to be late getting to
Jasmine’s.” Lin warned, glancing at his phone as the person in front of the
line began to order.
“Look, at least we’re going. If we’re a little late I think
she can handle it.” You replied, your fatigue causing you to yawn.
“You don’t have to go, you know. I’m sure Jasmine would
understand.” Lin said, concern written all over his face. The sentiment warmed
you heart. He was too sweet.
“Nah, I’ll be fine once I get some caffeine in my system.
Besides, Jasmine was right, I never hang out with them outside of the theatre
anymore. I need to live a little, even if living a little means playing
Lin just stared at you for a moment. It was like his deep
brown eyes were staring into your very soul. He had old eyes, intelligent eyes,
warm eyes. How had you never noticed
his eyes before.
“Sir?” The barista interrupted, causing both of you to jump.
Embarrassed, he quickly ordered and you followed suit. Despite your protests he
ended up paying for your coffee too and the two of you were off. You made it to
Jasmine’s at ten after and she glared at you when she swung open the door.
“About time the two of you make it!” She chided as you
walked in. “We’ve been waiting for you two to arrive so we could start!”
“Leave them alone, they were probably getting more
intimately acquainted.” Renee teased, a mischievous smile on her face that made
“I wouldn’t be surprised.” Phillipa murmured, grinning at
your from behind her cup.
“Okay guys, if we’re done teasing let’s get this show on the
road!” Jasmine exclaimed and you and Lin sat down.
You weren’t expecting to do well. Sure, you and Lin got
along well enough, but you didn’t talk much outside of work and cast parties.
Imagine your surprise when questions started being asked and he actually got
them right. Birthday? Knew it. Favorite food? Knew it. Favorite song? Knew it.
He was single handedly carrying your team to victory. You
knew a lot about Lin just from working with the man for over a year now, but
your knowledge didn’t even come close to his.
“How is the couple that’s not a couple is beating the
couple’s that are couples?” Anthony groaned as Lin scored your team another
point by knowing how you like your coffee. That one was easy, though right? You
two had just come from a coffee shop. Still, he paid that much attention to
“I just pay attention.” He mumbled, looking down
embarrassed. You felt your heart flutter and it surprised you. This was Lin, he
was sweet, and kind, and cute; you had never even considered him as an option
though. You didn’t think he noticed you at all, that you were just another out
of dozens of ensemble members. Apparently, you had been wrong.
“Why don’t you pay that much attention to me?” Jasmine
huffed, crossing her arms and glaring at Anthony causing everyone to laugh and
Lin to release the tension in his shoulders.
The rest of the night continued in much of the same way, Lin
knowing more about you than expected and getting subsequently embarrassed while
everyone else laughed at his embarrassment. By the end of the night you were
thoroughly exhausted, having polished off the last of your coffee and Jasmine
not having any to supply. Unable to support your own body weight you leaned
your head onto Lin’s shoulder missing the looks your friends shared.
“Well, I think it’s time we wrap this up, (Y/N) is about to
fall asleep on poor Lin over there.” Phillipa laughed, causing you to jerk
“Sorry that I actually enjoy my sleep.” You shot back,
stretching your arms above you head, Lin’s eyes shooting to your exposed
“Maybe Lin should walk you home (Y/N), it’s late and your
tired.” Renee suggested.
“I’ll be fine, I’m a big girl.”
“It’s no problem!” Lin quickly interjected, not meeting your
eyes when you glanced up at him.
“Are you sure Lin? I’m sure you have an even earlier start
than me tomorrow.” You expressed.
“It’s fine, really. Besides, I’d feel better knowing you got
“Alright, thanks.” You said, smiling up at the man. “Might
as well get moving then.”
“Thanks for coming you guys!” Jasmine exclaimed happily,
wrapping you in a hug and then Lin.
“This gets me out of at least
three events, of my choosing.” You warned and she rolled her eyes.
“Okay, okay, fine.”
You said your goodbyes to everyone else and the two of you
left the apartment.
Nothing was said for a few minutes as you walked side by
side down the streets of New York. You weren’t exactly sure what to say. Lin
knowing so much about you was a surprise and it made you feel…complicated.
“Did I weird you out?” Lin finally asked, hands shoved in
his pockets and looking straight ahead.
“No.” You replied immediately. “I’m…flattered you pay so
much attention to me. I wasn’t aware.”
“I always pay attention to you.” He admitted shyly. “It’s
hard not to. Anytime you walk into a room I catch myself staring, I can’t help
You were speechless. Was he saying what you thought he was
“You’re just so…so,” He continued, grasping for words. “So
captivating. Everything about you, the way you walk, your laugh, the way your
eyebrows scrunch together when your confused, everything. I love everything
He still wasn’t looking at you and from the glow of the
streetlights you could see the blush on his cheeks.
“Lin, you don’t know everything about me.” You said,
stopping in the middle of the sidewalk. He stopped too, turning and finally looking at you. “Honestly
there’s a lot of things you don’t know about me.”
He took a deep breath and from the sadness on his face, you
could tell he thought you were about to reject him.
“But,” You started and his eyes shot up to meet yours.
“Maybe you could learn some more over dinner.”
Lin’s expression didn’t change for a solid ten seconds. He
was in shock. But when it finally processed for him, the grin that light up his
face should have been illegal. It was too precious.
“Dinner, yes, of course. I would love to have dinner with
you.” Lin babbled almost too fast for you to understand what he said.
“Maybe next time Jasmine hosts a trivia night I’ll know some
things about you.” You commented, interlinking your fingers with his and
smiling up at him.
“Let’s hope.” He responded, grinning down at you.
“What?!” You shrieked, staring at Jasmine in shock as she
“Look, we all knew Lin had a thing for you, you just needed
a little push in realizing it yourself.” She said in-between laughs.
“So you set up a whole trivia night?” You asked in
disbelief. You had just told your friend about you and Lin’s date and she
proceeded to brag about how she knew her plan to invite the two of you to a
couple’s trivia night would work.
“Was it a bit over the top? Probably. But it worked.” She
sang, still grinning like a kid in a candy shop.
“Five events. I get a pass for five events.” You emphasized,
crossing your arms.
An oldie that I fixed up SLIGHTLY. I never intended to really render these as what I really cared about was drawing the outfits for each of them. I know I don’t draw guys often- I find women so much more fun to draw. Anyway they are all my characters again of course. I posted this a while back, ironically some of the art I think is my best was all posted a long time ago.