One of the Paladins, probably Hunk, got off earth with his wallet in his pocket.
He doesn’t think a thing of it; earth cash is worthless in space
A few weeks into life flying through the galaxy in a castle ship finds him sitting around feeling really comfortable and realizing he needs a simple task done. Maybe he left the oven on. Maybe he forgot the Thing he was working on in another room and needed it in this room. Maybe he was thirsty and wanted a drink.
Point is, he didn’t wanna get up
So he kinda side eyes Lance
“Hey Lance, do the thing for me.”
“Dude no. Do it yourself.”
A lightbulb pops up in Hunks mind: “I’ll pay you” he says
Lance perks up: “how much we talkin’?”
Consideration: “five dollars”
Negotiation: “make it ten.”
Refutation: “dude I bet I could get Keith to do it for three.”
Keith shrugs. Hunk translates that to “I probably wouldn’t actually, but I want to see where this goes” or possibly “I heard my name and this is probably an appropriate acknowledgement of that, but I haven’t actually been paying attention.”
Surrender: “fine. Five.” Lance goes and does the task, and comes back, “pay up, Hunk.”
Hunk roots through his wallet.
“You got change for a ten?”
“Well… Tens are all I’ve got… So… I guess I’ll give you one and you’ll owe me a five-dollar-favor?”
“Yeah sure. Sounds fair enough.”
Lance leaves the room, satisfied, just in time for hunk to break out laughing. Hard enough that the rest of team Voltron is Concerned (is this an existential crisis? Hmmm. No, not yet). Breathless, hysterical. In subsides after a time.
“You… Realize earth money is worthless in space, right?” Keith asks
Hunk starts laughing again, but nods. He just gave Lance a worthless piece of paper with a number on it in return for two favors. And it’s Priceless
(If we’re being honest, the favors were actually worth like, maybe two dollars each, but who cares? A favor is a favor, and earth cash is utterly useless anywhere but planet earth, what else is he gonna spend it on?)
But wait this definitely continues. Lance keeps doing tasks for worthless money.
Eventually Lance tries bribing Hunk back. And y'know what? Hunk was running low on cash, and it’d be good to have some in reserve, just in case he’s feeling especially lazy and wants to bribe Lance. So Hunk accepts. He gets ten dollars back (he managed to wrangle it so that it was ten dollars for a six-dollar-task especially well-done, so the ten is all his)
And it’s funny, it’s kinda fun, and it works. Lance does tasks for money, hunk does tasks for money to give to Lance to do tasks (you probably see where this is going)
Suddenly one day, the other Paladins realize how well it’s working and yknow what? They. Want. In.
Hunk started it all out with oh, about thirty dollars; a ten, a twenty, and about 63 cents. Lance had four ones. Pidge brings in two tens, three fives, and seven quarters. Keith adds about 5 dollars in loose change that he won’t admit to why he has.
Shiro didn’t have anything to add bc he spent the last year as a space prisoner, and Allura and Coran aren’t from earth and don’t use the same currency
It starts tame. Lance was bartering for a task to be worth a full ten. Keith pops up and says he’ll do it for five. Lance says fuck that, he’ll do it for four. Keith says $2.50, Lance says $2, Keith deliberates for a minute but says $1.25, Lance gets on his knees and begs to do it for $1. Keith surrenders the bid. Lance fistpumps and almost shouts about winning (who am I kidding. He definitely shouted) he sprints out of the room to do the task.
Keith high-fives Hunk. Hunk returns it, with a sense of foreboding
(Keith doesn’t really participate, except to bait Lance into doing a task cheap)
Shiro did not have any money to start. He rectifies this by quickly earning Hunks twenty and one of Pidge’s tens. Keith bribes him with three pounds of loose change for something else, something secret. He accepts the bribe. He now has $35. He spends it wisely. Responsibly. And definitely does not use the twenty to convince Lance to shut up for one 24 hour period. (He actually doesn’t! They decide that one dollar for one hour of silence is a perfectly acceptable wage. He buys 20 hours of silence. The other 4 are wasted to sleep. It’s kind of hilarious watching Lance try to charade his way through the day. After that, that’s usually what the twenty gets spent on)
Pidge does a fairly similar thing to Hunk, but quickly becomes known for being a ruthless haggler. She will get what she wants out of this five dollar bill or else. The Paladins fear her. But they obey.
Allura and Coran don’t really get it. But them not getting it has very different results. Allura simply does not participate
Coran… Thinks that Earth Money looks cool, and starts collecting it.
“Hey Coran, I’ll give you a ten if you do this task”
“Hmmm no, I already have one of those… Ooh! Do you have one of the small brown circular ones? I don’t have any of those yet!”
One day he gets ahold of the ever coveted twenty
That day is… Eventful.
All five Paladins crowd around Coran, offering to do anything for that twenty dollar bill. Literally anything.
Hunk breaks first, surprisingly.
This all started with a worthless ten dollar bill and a subtle prank on Lance. After all, earth money is worthless in space.
In some ass-backward way, his spending-money-because-what-the-hell-it’s-already-worthless has… Made a booming economy, right here in the castle.
A booming economy of about $75.38
Objectively, that total number is not enough to buy a robot. But here Pidge is, offering to build Coran a robot, not even for the seventy-five, but for one single twenty
The money was worthless, but now it is not because he started using it because it was worthless. Causality is confusing and terrifying. Hunk considers having that existential crisis. The money was worthless and now it is not, because he assigned it worth
He wanders off and flops down beside Allura. Her shoulders are shaking slightly. She is laughing.
He turns to the Paladins.
Keith is egging Lance on again, so far Lance has offered to not speak again for a week, no two weeks now. It seems Keith is aiming for one full month of silence.
Pidge is upping the numbers of promised bells and whistles for the bot. So far Hunk is starting to wonder, if Pidge even builds it, if it will replace Coran outright.
Shiro seems to have accepted that he will not win the twenty, so now he is managing the others offers: “no Pidge, the bot may not automatically fire death lasers, we don’t want any accidents. Make it manual control.” “Lance, three weeks of not saying anything at all is a bit excessive. Be reasonable, three weeks no speaking except from a word bank the rest of us choose of no more than 100 words (and except on missions)”
Meanwhile Coran doesn’t really care for a cool robot so much nor for Lance’s silence. He does rather like this “twenty dollar bill” though, because it completes his collection
Keith gets Lance to agree to one full month of silence, except for no more than 100 words from a word bank the others will decide on for $20.
Keith whips out a twenty dollar bill that he’d had in his back pocket all this time and slaps it into Lance’s hand.
Everyone loses their shit.
(Lance’s word bank includes a few useful words like “me,” “you,” everyone in the castle’s names, “space,” “fuck,” “please,” and “thanks” as well as a few out-there but useful ones, like “apologies,” “affirmative,” “negation,” “assemble,” “post,” “prior,” “cerulean,” “vermillion,” “chartreuse” “midnight,” “golden,” “rainbow,” (bc you know, lion colors) and the like. The rest were fairly nonsense, and a few of which were memes; “smorgasbord,” “brouhaha,” “Simba,” (actually, most names from the lion king) “Pepe,” “loss,” “Beyoncé,” and so on.
One memorable day (more like meme-orable day tbh) they got the quote “post smorgasbord, me, you [gesturing at all other paladins], assemble rainbow Simba. Fuck Space Voldemort’s vulnerability”
Translated roughly; “hey guys, after breakfast lets form Voltron and hit Zarkon where it hurts!”
They never do completely stop calling Voltron Rainbow Simba. Like you think it dies down, then suddenly it’s back, like it never left.
Also “yeah man! Fuck space Voldemort’s vulnerability!”)
It’s one of Keith’s favorite things he’s ever done
“<All I’m saying is think of how cool it would be,> Marco pleaded. <We morph racehorses ->
<I don’t think so, Marco,> Jake said.
<- then, using our human abilities we figure out if we think we can win, and the others put money down.>
<Not happening, Marco,> Rachel said.
<We start out betting whatever we have saved. Like I have about twenty dollar. But if we bet that at say, three-to-one odds, before you know it ->
<Marco, forget it, okay?> I said. <It wouldn’t be right.>
<- we’d have sixty dollars. Bet that at three-to-one odds you have a hundred and eighty. Then bet that and you have five forty! Then sixteen hundred twenty! Then four thousand eight hundred and sixty!>
<How is it you can multiply in your head like that?> Rachel asked. <You barely scrape by in your math classes.>
<It’s a whole different thing when you’re multiplying money,> Marco said. <A whole different thing.>”
- Book #14: The Unknown, pg. 102 (by K.A. Applegate)
Jaehyun falling in love with the pastry chef reader because of her desserts?? *blows kisses*
• this is cute!!!
• okay so we all know jaehyun likes to eat
• so it’s only natural that when a new bakery opens up he’s like !!!!! yes more treats !!!!!!
• lowkey jaehyun goes in w like twenty dollars ready to blow it on some macaroons or cakes or whatever the heck you guys are selling
• and you work there because it’s your bakery! you and your sister opened it up, and the two of you take turns baking and manning the front
• it’s a very small shop and you two mostly do call-in orders so you don’t get many walk-in customers
• and you’re at the front in a simple pink t-shirt w your bakery’s name over the chest
• when someone walks in you’re like hello! what can i get for you?
• it’s jaehyun w his cute brown hair and purple-striped shirt,,, and he hasn’t even looked up at you as he’s too busy staring at all the treats you have on display
• “would you like a sample of our chocolate mousse cake?”
• WOULD HE
• jaehyun looks up like heck yeAH but stops bc,,,, woah pretty pastry shop is owned by a v pretty lady uH OH
• shy!jaehyun comes out to play and suddenly his cheeks are blushed and you can see his dimples as he smiles at you
• “i sort of want one of everything”
• you laugh like aw he’s joking but,,,, he’s not
• he legit wants one of everything
• so you package it up and hand it to him
• he pays and your fingers brush in a v v cliche moment
• jaehyun giggles and looks at you “i’ll come back soon.”
• “okay” you say bc you’d love to see him again. “but not too soon! i don’t want you getting sick from eating too many sweets!”
• and Jaehyun’s heart is like bubumbubUmbUMbuBUM bc that’s so thoughtful of you
• he’s already in love
• and he’s going to come tomorrow anyway.
• if not for the sweets, for you :)
With thanks to @windybirb for the lovely Bravenlarke art!
Raven doesn’t think she can be blamed for not understanding the significance of the Toys for Tots thing at Bellamy’s bar. After all, it’s a fairly standard (albeit slightly unexpected, for a bar) holiday event. All sorts of places do charity drives this time of year, and it’s cool that Bellamy is getting in on it.
Then, she sees the two thermometers.
“Why two?” she asks Clarke. Bellamy’s still working on setup, which is convenient, because she and Clarke can check out his ass while he hangs things.
“Why two what?”
“The thermometers. Do they really think they’re going to get so many they break the first one?”
Clarke’s eyes light up like it’s, well, Christmas. “You don’t know?”
“I guess you weren’t that involved with the bar last year. This is a thing. They have rivals.”
It is, to say the least, not what Raven was expecting. Except this is Bellamy, who could probably develop a rivalry with a rock that looked like it had a face, if he wanted to. “Rivals? What does that even mean?”
“You know the bakery across the street?”
She’s aware of the bakery across the street, which feels like a good enough start. “Yeah.”
“Bellamy and the owner don’t get along. Or, you know. Bellamy’s version of not getting along.”
It’s times like this that Raven simultaneously feels like she’s still behind on this relationship, but also like she’s probably doing fine catching up. Because while she might not actually know the specifics of what Clarke is talking about, she does get Bellamy well enough that she knows exactly what Clarke means.
Urban development continues at a record breaking pace here in Shanghai, and many of the old school mom & pop restaurants are closing up shop as their property is getting bought up by hotel and mall developers. Over the last 12 months since we moved here, I’ve seen two of my favorite noodle shops and two of my favorite dumpling makers shut their doors in Xintiandi. All on the same block! So the affordable, and authentic, lunch options near our office are dwindling. But yesterday, my friend Snowing told me about Xie Huang Yu, a local restaurant only a few blocks away that recently renovated and upgraded (and raised their prices) but still offers classic Shanghainese dishes without breaking the bank…
Xie Huang Yu is a cozy space where communal seating is encouraged. You must order at the counter before finding a table though, where a new picture-filled electronic menu board now offers English translations! Pay, take a number and find a seat. Your food arrives in about five minutes…
The deep-fried pork chop is one of the house specialties here and not to be missed…
Cost: 15 rmb or about $2.00 US.
The spicy pork over noodles was excellent…
Cost: 32 rmb or about $4.50 US.
Chinese cabbage fried in vinegar…
Cost: 18 rmb or about $2.50 US.
And one of Xie Huang Yu’s other house specialties, as they’re known for their seafood, crab and crab roe over noodles…
Cost: Their priciest dish at 58 rmb or about $8.50 US.
Sure, it’s not the two buck bowls of noodles we used to get a few months back, but a tasty local lunch for two like this for under twenty dollars I can still deal with.
Xie Huang Yu just became a weekly stop on my lunch circuit!
I was wondering, if you don't mind me asking, is there a type of digital drawing tablet you could recommend? I'd really like to make some monster clothes, but trying to draw with a mouse, or scan in, doesn't seem to be working well. Thank you for your time!
I use a medium Wacom Intuos instead of a mouse for standard work – it was my main drawing tablet for years. When it dies, I’ll get another tablet but a non-name-brand one. All I need is something that doesn’t anger wrists.
For drawing… okay this is “build as affordable and what works for you” because I’ve steadily built up a system.
I use a Wacom Cintiq 13″ and I love it.
I detest the little easel thing that it comes with so I hooked it onto an Ergotron Computer Arm thing. If you’re watching a TV show from the early 2000s and they show a tech scene with a computer monitor being held by a thin mechanical arm? That’s what they are. You think “What this is going to be like twenty billion dollars” and they’re like $100-150
Now, some Cintiqs / tablets have a standard wall mount plate thing
Mine does not
So I bought an Ergotron laptop laptop tray and some 3M mounting things (like “Mount this and never remove it” hardcore velcro bits) and now it holds in place suspended in the air and its great
I use a drawing glove thing that ensures your hand doesn’t stick to the monitor (sweat etc). Cheap.
I have a foot tablet thing that I picked up recently. A computer foot rest thing that makes it easier to sit in a relaxed state and stay there.
My posture is bad, and I work a lot so anything that keeps my bones positioned in a way that is comfortable and supportive is put into the mix.
Something I’m learning the hard way because I Do Not Sports and I think if I ever Sported I’d know this by now (sotto voce / give me your secrets athletes):
IF SOMETHING HURTS IT MAY NEED SUPPORT
I’ve recently spent a life changing $40 on two copper sleeve arm supports. At first I was very wary (”Copper has no proven properties to help”) but the copper is there to help sweat smells (?).
Arm. Muscle. Compression. Sleeves.
I wear one when drawing, two when packing orders (one on each arm).
It scrunches your muscles and feels mildly uncomfortable at first but once you get going and you’re like “oh wait I don’t feel like my arms are dying”
This is more than you’re after but I’m very passionate about reducing wear and tear and the ol’ ghoul machine.
It’s a transition. That’s what Emma’s calling it. She’s transitioning from one team to another, from one coast to another and she’s definitely not worried. Nope. She’s fine. Really. She’s promised Mary Margaret ten times already. So she got fired. Whatever. She’s fine, ready to settle into life with the New York Rangers. She’s got a job to do. And she doesn’t care about Killian Jones, captain of the New York Rangers. At all.
He’s done. One more season and he’s a free agent and he’s out. It’s win or nothing for Killian. He’s going to win a Stanley Cup and then he’s going to stop being the face of the franchise and he’s going to go play for some other garbage team where his name won’t be used as puns in New York Post headlines. That’s the plan. And Emma Swan, director of New York Rangers community relations isn’t going to change that. At all.
They are both horrible liars.
Rating: Mature Content Warnings: Swearing, eventual hockey-type violence AN: I have never once bought a program at the Garden, nor have I taken a picture with the photos on the side of the Garden, but I promise those are both things people do. My eternal gratitude to @laurnorder, @beautiful-swan & @distant-rose just for, y’know, being fantastic. Also on Ao3, FF.net and tag’ed up on Tumblr if you’d rather hang out there.
“What about this one?”
Emma turned on the spot and made a face before she could stop herself, clicking her tongue in disapproval. Mary Margaret huffed slightly, but Emma had the sneaky suspicion she’d mostly done it for the reaction – a taffeta-covered disaster with three-quarter sleeves and, somehow, a high neck and ruffles that didn’t even remotely fit into the color scheme they’d decided on a few days before.
Ouija Boards and Horrible Friends // A Core Four imagine, A Jughead Jones imagine
Anon request: Super short imagine where Veronica brings a Ouija board out while the group is hanging out and she tells Jughead that the reader likes him
“A Ouija board?” Four voices rang out at once. Veronica had a smug look on her face. “I don’t think so, Ronnie,” Betty declared. “Come on, it will be fun, it’s just a game! I bought it at a garage sale.” “Are you serious?!” It was your turn to speak. “Oh, no.” She admitted with a wave of her hand. “I got it at target for like twenty dollars, cool right.” “What’s wrong, (Y/N)? Scared?” Jughead teased you. “I’ll have you know that yes, yes I am.” He laughed. “C'mon, let’s do it. It will be fun.” Ronnie begged. “Yeah, why not. It won’t do any thing any way.” Archie said finally. Betty sighed heavily and agreed, but her only condition is that you play too. You agreed begrudginly. Ronnie fell to her knees beside the table and started setting it up. “Who’s going first?” “I will.” Jughead moved to the edge of the couch. “What’s today’s date?” The planchette sat still for a few minutes before it started moving towards the two, then the three. “October 23.” Jughead spoke as he watched it closely. “Betty?” “Okay, um, will I pass this midterm coming up next week?” Immeadiately the piece moved to no, Betty blanched and suddenly the piece shot over to yes. “Some one is moving the piece, who is it?” She demanded. “No! Not me!” Everyone asnwered at once. “(Y/N), your turn.” Archie nuged your shoulder. “Um, you can go.” “Ladies first.” “Ugh. Fine. Is there something you want to tell me?” “L-O-V-E.” The group read aloud. “Ooooooh.” Veronica cooed. As she did, the planchette pointed towards Jughead. His eyes widened and he looked up at you. “Even the board sees it (Y/N)! It must be true love!” Your jaw dropped. “Veronica! You’re the one moving it!” You jumped up and pointed at her. She threw her head back laughing. “Your face oh my god!” She hollered while laughing. Jughead snickered. “I’m so done Ronnie.” You fell back on to the couch with a huff. “Okay, I’ll go again.” Jughead announced with a laugh in his voice. “Does (Y/N) know I like her too?” He turned his head to face you. Your eyes went wide. “Well?” He asked, waiting for an answer. “N-no?” A smile broke out across his face. “Well now you do.”
Flight 19 was the designation of a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945 after losing contact during a United States Navy overwater navigation training flight from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, as were all 13 crew members of a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat that subsequently launched from Naval Air Station Banana River to search for Flight 19. The PBM aircraft was known to accumulate flammable gasoline vapors in its bilges, and professional investigators have assumed that the PBM most likely exploded in mid-air while searching for the flight. Navy investigators could not determine the exact cause of the loss of Flight 19.
hi i just wanted to drop by and give compliments to your art bc hot damn. but honestly you represent different body types, skin tones, and personalities in such an elegant yet comfortably casual way its really incredible. there's something about your art style that i cant put my finger on but i just love it and it makes me so happy whenever i see your posts on my dash. so respect to u for developing such beautiful art- i know how much work it must have been- and keep up the awesome work! <3
thank you so, so much, these are such wonderful incredible compliments!! im always trying to improve at representing characters accurately and expressively, thats very important to me, so im so glad that it comes across!! ahh i wish i could express how meaningful this is to me, just know that this message fills me with joy and inspiration and i absolutely will keep drawing and improving!! 😭😭😭💕💖
How about modern headcanons for the guys? (from either or both shows)
I could probably go on and on with these so I’ll quit while i’m ahead. Maybe i’ll add more later :)
Winters’ favorite show is the Weather Channel. Just anything
on the Weather Channel. He doesn’t even watch television usually; he just
always has the weather on in the background.
He is also a literal old man when it comes to catching up with
technology. He hates computers and it took him years to upgrade from a flip
phone. Eventually Nix gave him an old Iphone and begged him to give it a try.
“If you don’t like it you can always go back to your old phone.” Winters kinda
hates to admit that it is very convenient. Like, he can look at the weather
ANYTIME ANYWHERE. Can you imagine?
He has zero social media apps or anything frivolous. The only
things he uses the phone for are calls, the occasional text, the weather, a
running/swimming fitness tracking app and an app that shows him all the hiking
He also texts in full sentences. Somehow, despite this, he is
one of the fastest texters in the company. Nobody is really sure how he does
Nixon bought Dick a Fitbit for Christmas. Dick hates expensive
gifts (like anything over twenty dollars) but Nix knew Dick would like it and
he admittedly really does.
Nixon goes through about five phones a year. He cracks the
screen, dives in a pool with them, spills half-full bottles of booze on them, or
drops them in the toilet. Also one time he got mad and threw one out of a
window and into the lake below. We don’t talk about it.
Sledgehammer didn’t feel ready to get another dog after Deacon
died. But when Snafu shows up out of the blue at his door with a brown hairy
blob with a pink tongue and wagging tail in his arms Sledge just can’t say no.
Snafu says its name is Flipper, or Flip for short. Sledge
questions him about where he got it but he just shrugs and proceeds to raid
Gene’s kitchen. Gene’s pretty sure he either stole him or found him in an
Runner, Chuckler, Liebgott, Malarkey and Muck are huge nerds
and have a pact to attend all major movie premieres together. Other guys often
join, but they are the core five. They
are fist in line at the new Star Wars movies and Marvel movies. Also, Chuckler
loved Batman vs. Superman entirely too much.
Chuckler and Liebgott also have competing comic book
collections. They didn’t mean for it to happen, it just kinda became a thing.
It doesn’t help that the others, particularly Runner, eggs them on.
Webster meets up with Lt. Jones every so often to catch up and
see how things are going.
Webb and Leckie work
together as journalists. They can be seen getting coffee together and
discussing their latest stories every morning (and also commiserating over
their wacky friends).
Webster plays D&D.
Liebgott finds out and starts making fun of him for it but then Webster
convinces him to play a game and Lieb actually loves it. Eventually they form a
group with Chuckler, Luz and Malarkey. Web is DM, Luz is a bard, Liebgott plays a barbarian, Malarkey is a ranger and Chuckler for some inexplicable reason is a dwarf warlock named Pokey.
Speirs loves Cutthroat
Kitchen and The Great British Back Off. The only people that know this are
Lipton (unsurprisingly) and Muck. Speirs just outright told him one day and
when Muck asked why, Speirs just looked him dead in the eye and whispered “No
one will ever believe you.”
Buck coaches a youth football team in his time off. Luz is their #1 cheerleader and attends almost all of their matches. Martin shows up to referee.
Can I just say omnislash is the most ridiculous limit break sidequest in all of ff7
Like most of them are somewhat meaningful either to the story or to character story and then there’s omnislash
It’s just kind of there and you have to do a ridiculous battle gauntlet to get it
Not because of a rite of passage or anything like that
Like Yuffie gets her final limit from surpassing her father and conquering the wutai pagoda, being given his blessing to continue on her journey
Barret gets his final limit when he saves his old home town from literally being demolished by a train
Tifa gets her final limit break in the form of a note from her old master who saved her life and disappeared
Even Vincent gets his final limit after encountering the woman he loved that he thought was dead for years
And then there’s cloud
Who’s final limit break is literally being given out as a prize at a side attractions for an over glorified theme park
The kind of prize you could probably buy for like… twenty dollars elsewhere
That’s clouds final limit break and it is absolutely ridiculous when put into perspective
tallster n townhull headcannons bc i just got back from a fair n im bored
-caleb really loves fair. like REALLY loves fairs he gets like a litle kid n goes on all the rides its sweet.
-ben probably likes it just as much as caleb bc they probably went to traveling fairs together when they were kids so it reminds of them The Good Times yanno
-caleb likes rides the faster the better n probably goes on them enough times to make a lesser man sick but ben probably prefers the chiller rides bc honestly ben does enough ridiculous stuff everyday lets make the fair the one place hes not constantly on the verge of death at
-abe probably goes on all the rides w caleb but likes the petting zoo the best because he is a Cabbage Nerd™
-rob likes the petting zoo also (mostly bc its abes favorite but shhhh dont tell anyone)
-rob is probably the person that brings water bottles n food n stuff bc fair food is ridiculously expensive and “its just water! why is it three dollars!!!!”
-everyone always ends up eating fair food bc a) it smells so good okay and b) they probably convince rob to be okay with it bc theyre “supporting small businesses okay!!!!”
-ben and caleb 100% share food because theyre That Couple™
-caleb gets ice cream on his nose n ben kisses it off and abe pretends to vomit behind them while rob giggles
-abe later steals a fry out of robs hand tho so????? hes no better n caleb forever makes fun of him for it
-ben and caleb probably get really mushy @ the fair bc theyre reminded of being kids n tbh theyre mushy all the time
-abe and rob wander off then bc u can only spend so long w people as ridiculously happy as ben n caleb without wanting to punch them both for being so in love
-ben and caleb eventually find abe giving rob a piggy back ride tho so honestly they cant talk
-they stay all day and definitely watch the pig races (look them up theyre real theyre great)
-(caleb may or may not win upwards of two hundred dollars from betting on pigs)
-(ben pretends not to notice)
-they go to that place with all the weird mirrors just to make fun of caleb being short
-it cost like twenty dollars but it was totally worth it
-okay so if u didnt know a lot of companies n organizations have booths at county fairs
-so they wander thru the stalls for a while (ben and caleb probably make out in front of the trump booth) (yes there are trump booths at fairs i saw one trust me)
-abe probably catcalls them n rob totally has to kiss him to shut him up theres no other way.
-calebs the kind of person wholl ask for a bite of ur cotton candy and crumple up a ton of it but when he sees a little kid crying bc they dropped their ice cream he gives them his bc caleb is sweet and like???? who wouldnt
-you know those carnival games? caleb and ben are probably great at them as expected bc theyre badass spies n all but rob is probably secretly amazing at them
-but like. lowkey. he doesnt do them bc like??? what would i do with a giant plush wolf im not a furry
-abe blows like $20 on them tho n them rob does it one shot
-“how did u do that?????????????
what like its hard?”
-(cue caleb collapsing into giggles and needing to lean on ben to keep from falling over)
-(caleb probably starts singing legally blonde to ben but then he needs to shut up bc he doesnt wanna offend abe “farmers-against-thespians” woodhull’s delicate sensibilities)
-they totally stay until dark and go on the ferris wheel once it lights up
-caleb sorta falls asleep on bens shoulder
-they still stay for the fireworks tho, bc caleb insists that hes not tired
-they sit on blankets rob brought to watch them
-abe puts his arms around rob n kisses him a lot (which is the most pda-y they get most times but rob doesnt really care bc like??? its the fair and its dark who cares)
-(plus abe looks really cute with the fireworks lighting up his eyes)
-meanwhile caleb and ben are either taking a nap on each other or theyve gone behind a tree to make out
-they make it back before the fireworks end so nobody notices but it totally happens
-ben probably carries caleb back to the car, not bc hes actually that tired but like??? would you pass up a chance to have Benjamin Tallmadge, The Official Cutest Person Alive™ carry you??????????
-i think not
-its only ten when they get back but everyones so tired that they just pass out
-they probably go to the fair the same time every year, For Old Times Sake™ and its always good bc like????? its the fair
-everything is good at the fair its like a bubble of happiness
-at least thats what caleb tells ben to try and convince him that yes, having a fair every day would be a great idea
-ben hits him with a pillow and they go to sleep
-abe probably wakes up the next morning with cotton candy in his hair and rob refused to kiss him until hes washed it out