I’m not 100% on this specific part of the Break-Up Novella bit I felt like I needed a filler part in between Parts 3 and 5. I promise you, Part 5 will be filled and it’ll be better and we’ll see their relationship really get better. There may or may not be a cheeky smut scene at the end, as well as the cutest scene I think I’ve ever written in my life.
I’m really iffy on this part, so, I apologise in the horrendous flow. I really tried to work through it, I can promise you, haha. Chances are, I will come back to this a really re-do it to fit the novella properly. I lost all inspiration for this section and I’m so unsure as to why. I think I’ve just been SO excited to write the final part because I hate it when the missus and Harry fight because I just love them and I’m rooting for them SO hard… :(((
Crystalomancy, also known as Scrying, is the practice of looking into a reflective surface in the hope of detecting significant messages or visions.
The city is full of surfaces to scry, especially on rainy days: gaze into your own reflection in the train or bus windows, or look through your dorm window before going to sleep. If you
improve your ability to focus every reflective surface is valid, even puddles on the ground.
Plot: You and Jaebum were a “fake” couple on We Got Married. You two were filming and he was waiting for you into a coffe shop. It’s started to rain and you became all wet; Because of the script he couldn’t take care of you the way he wanted to, you secretly love each other; and after you were done, you two decided to stay alone and with his warm actions he gave you hints how much he cared about you.
Your voice was lost in the sound of the rain, while you kept running towards the Café where you knew Jaebum was waiting for you.
The cameras were with you, completely surprised from the sudden downpour that seemed to have affected the entire city at that time.
“Run Y/N, run!” They continued to yell, but run without being able to see much because of rain was not easy.
The only consolation was that soon you would have seen your “fake” husband", for whom you secretly had begun to develop feelings many weeks before.
Now it was three months that you two took part in that program and staying in close touch with him helped you to see an awful lot about him.
The must you know him and more your feelings grew.
Meanwhile, he was waiting, trying to remember the script he had read earlier, starting to worry seeing the weather raging outside the small and cozy cafes.
“She’s coming?” He asked at one of the crew and a small nod of assent reassured him slightly, although not entirely.
It was not until the door bell, the notice that someone had just entered, to reassure him.
For the first five seconds.
You were standing in front of the door, dripping everywhere and being sorry to be in that condition despite your attempts to run as fast as you can.
“Fuck… Y/N ” He swore under his breath, he didn’t want to be heard by the cameras, forcing himself to remain in place because it was what the script told him to do.
The sincere moments in that program were few and he began to be tired, wanted to be more free. More honest, especially towards you.
“I’m Sorry… The rain caught me off guard. ” You excused yourself, rushing toward the table and sitting in front of him, completely embarrassed.
The blush on your cheeks was due to your outfit or at least was what you kept telling yourself mentally. The truth was that even just see him led to you the famous “butterflies in the stomach”.
“An umbrella?” He asked, trying to stay lowkey, having to bite the inside of his cheek to ask not more.
“Oh, Jae! The weather forecast had put nice weather. NICE. WEATHER. What do I know, huh? ” You snorted, getting off your jacket that was completely water soup; “If I were psychic, I could have predicted!”
“Yes, okay. I order you something hot. ”
“Shouldn’t we carry out the proof of this day?”
“The proof of this day is to not kill each other.”
“BUT IT’S HARD!” Your voice went up by some eighth, making the crew laugh but causing to you, albeit only mentally, a curse long few minutes.
You hated having to pretend, you were so simple compared to the image that that program was giving you, you were afraid that Jaebum really thinks of you as an airhead girl.
“You know that however, they ship us?”
“Really? They can see or just pretend to be blind?” He asked upset, making a nod to the waitress who immediately came up to take his order.
He knew your tastes, although you wouldn’t think possible, and when he ordered a latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon you don’t do anything but smile. Smile immediately framed by cameras, afraid to miss any of your reactions.
While he ordered you tried to fix the mess that was your hair and definitely your face, but you ignored the makeup that imagined being smeared. You picked up your hair into a high bun, although some subtle strands of hair fell over your shoulders and continued to soak your shirt, just slightly moist because that had been covered by the jacket.
“Husband?” You called him out, causing him to turn with a sigh.
“Tell Me, Y/N”
“Am I so horrible..?”
“You look like a clown, look.” He gave you the sugar container, a reflective surface in metal and you had to keep from screaming. You were really a clown. “So stop saying I’m lying when I say that you snore, I always tell the truth.”
“I DON’T SNORE, JAEBUM!!”
The scream of the Director caused a wave of joy in the entire crew, which began to disassemble all the cameras and gear. A small sigh of relief left your lips, while the cold that made you company for more than two hours seemed to be your second skin. The only thing you ever wanted was to go home and take a long, hot bath.
“Will you stay here?”
You were ready to get up when the sweet voice of Jaebum do you froze instantly, almost glued you to the chair. If he asked you, you would have even spent all day and night with him.
“Obviously, it makes me really happy.”
After nearly ten minutes the crew had finally gone and you guys were totally alone. There was a change into the atmosphere, in both of you, almost as if the absence of all those people took a huge weight off your shoulders.
“Wait..” He said, taking his jacket off and handing it out from above the table. “You must be cold, isn’t it?”
“Hell ya, I feel like a popsicle,” You admitted, and thank him with a shy smile but refusing his jacket. “But I’m still a little damp, I don’t want to get it wet.. and my hair still dripping, I don’t know how it’s possible but they do. ”
“Y/N don’t be stubborn.”
“But I don’t kno–” you began to say when he got up from his chair and wrapped his jacket around your shoulders, so as to cover you completely. “It’s huge.” You whispered.
“You’re tiny, it couldn’t get close. But it looks good on you. ”
“You could use tea, you know?”
“I don’t really like..” You confessed, biting your lower lip while he was addressing a look upset to you. “What!?”
“Thè can help you.”
“Have I to drink it..?”
“I just want you to warm up a bit, Y/N”
The sweetness in his voice was able to warm you up more than any hot drink, but with a small nod you accepted his request.
His jacket smelled good and was hot, then you tightened it savoring that little moment of calm.
“Isn’t it warm?? Do you want me to take a sweater? Jinyoung always leaves a spare one into the car. ”
“I’m fine Jaebum so, don’t worry. Today you’re nicer than usual. ” You pointed out, finding that loving side amazingly cute.
“Don’t… That’s, you can get sick and I don’t want your bandmates to kill me because their leader got sick. ” Almost coughed out those words, covering his mouth with his clenched fist and making you smile amused. “Then I must bear your presence too because this week we have to record every day.”
“Hell.. It’s true. ”
“Did you have different programs?”
“Honestly? I wanted to go to see my parents, I haven’t seen them in almost a year. ”
You had lied to everyone for months, saying you saw your parents regularly, realizing only then the huge mess you were combined. His eyes had become to slightly bored, because of the shooting, a visibly worried.
And you understood thanks to a small wrinkle had formed between his eyebrows and his mouth was folded into an annoyed scowl, that at that time you wanted to drive off with a kiss.
“You lied to me. Last week you told me that you went to your parents on weekend ”
“Oops…? I just don’t want to worry anyone. I’m fine… ”
“Bullshit. Now drink your tea, then I’ll take you to the dorm. You take a hot shower, I’ll wait and then take to your parents. ”
“My schedule is free tomorrow. ” He admitted with a tone of defiance, folding his arms across his chest and looking into your eyes waiting for your retort.
But you didn’t know what to say because nobody had treated you as he was doing. You stayed in silence, looking down on your hands folded on a table and only when the waitress arrived with your tea, you raised your eyes and thank her with a slight smile.
“Sit next to me, so you’re more sheltered from gusts of wind coming from the door.” He almost ordered and slid your cup on the table, put next to his now empty.
You looked upset, trying to decipher his behavior. “So?” He asked bossy, pointing to the spot next to him on the sofa.
You snorted but immediately went to sit next to him, but keeping yourself a few centimeters away. You didn’t want him to get wet and especially to feel you shaking because of the cold you felt.
“Maid?? Do you have a towel? ” He asked yelling to the waitress, who immediately nodded and returned shortly afterward with a towel itself.
She handed it to him, you were committed to sip your tea and ignore it when your eyes were blinded and a rough fabric stroked your face.
“Be quiet, I’m drying your hair. Let me get this rubber band… I got it. ”
That was no longer an ordinary afternoon, it was turning into an episode of one of those dramas that you used to see at in your spare time.
His hands were moving up on your hair, rubbing the towel and dry off your hair as best as he could. If you will get sick, even though you couldn’t have known, he wouldn’t forgive him for anything in the world.
“Huh? I’m almost done.”
“Can I ask you something?”
“I’m listening, but please… Not something stupid like your usual. ” He took it playfully around, lifting your face by placing two fingers under your chin.
Despite the towel you got to see his smile, that smile you liked so much, forget for a moment what you wanted to ask him.
“Y/N… What did you want to ask me? ”
“Why are you doing this?” It was your question, honest and sincere, which caused him to freeze instantly.
He didn’t want to find himself like that but unwittingly he was acting like a guy with a huge crush.
“I don’t want you to get sick.” He muttered shyly, avoiding your gaze and finally removing the towel.
At that moment you looked around, there were basically just you two and the waitress in the coffee shop because the storm that continued to hit the city. And that was the perfect moment to act.
Clutching the collar of his shirt you moved him towards you and just touched his lips, so innocent and clumsy.
It was your first kiss and it was a simple snap of lips, but you didn’t care much. It was with Jaebum, the first guy that you were in love so for you was still perfect.
His expression turned upside down, however, made you think to be just a fool to think he felt something for you and now working with him would be a thousand times more awkward.
“I.. S-Sorry J-Jae..” You stammered, loosening the grip on his shirt; “I’m sorry, r-really sorry.”
“W-Well … I didn’t mean to put you on e-embarrassment … ” Your voice was trembling, as much as you were at that time.
You were about to leave when he leaned his hand behind your neck, into your hair now almost dry, drawing you towards him and resting his lips to yours.
His approach was so completely different than yours. His lips were firm into yours and he took to kiss you gently but with desire.
It seemed like his lips were longing for, as much as yours wanted the same thing.
The kiss lasted, however, too little because, after a few seconds, you saw him get away but put his forehead against yours, without ceasing to smile even for a second.
“I think this program will become more interesting from today.” He blinked with an amused tone.
“You’re not my wife actually, but my feelings are real Y/N”. He whispered, his lips grazing again yours albeit in a mild and delicate way. “I’ve to thank We Got Married then… And I thought I would totally hate my future wife. ”
It was a rare sight to see Fred Weasley in such a frantic and nervous state that some of the students who walked by chuckled to themselves before bothering to greet him, the red-haired boy unaware that he was probably sweating too much and that his hands kept on smoothing his dress robes while looking through the reflective surface of the knight in shining armor before him.
This was the night. This was going to be the night he finally confesses that he was hopelessly in love with his best friend who was also his date for the Yule Ball this evening. He was so thankful that she even agreed in the first place — well, he made sure that she would, anyway. Any boy who thought of asking her, he would block or forbid them, saying that he was already planning on asking Y/N first.
Fred widened his eyes and started to feel even more anxious than before when Y/N descended down the stairs, talking to a friend of hers, not even knowing how beautiful she looked with her yellow dress, its sleeves just draping below her shoulders while it flowed elegantly as she walked. He could vividly remember how she told him that the inspiration of her outfit was going to be from a Muggle movie entitled Beauty and the Beast. And certainly, she was indeed a Beauty for what he was seeing.
"Freddie!“ exclaimed Y/N once she saw him standing there with his jaw slightly hanging and his eyes still wide. "I’m sorry for taking too long. Just really wanted to make everything perfect.”
"You look perfect.“ Fred breathed out.
Y/N grinned, bowing down formally. "Thank you. I do try, you know.”
He snorted, moving closer and grasping her hand before placing a swift kiss on the back of it. “It’s a pleasure to have you tonight, m'lady.”
"The pleasure is all mine, kind sir.“ she played along, a soft chuckle coming out of her lips. "Now, let’s go inside. I can’t wait to dance.”
Fred nodded, taking the lead as they enter the Great Hall, their arms now linked together while both of them looked at their surroundings in absolute amazement. It seemed like the staff really wanted go impress the foreign schools that were staying in Hogwarts for the meanwhile, the decorations they had tonight much more breathtaking than usual.
"You really do look beautiful tonight, Y/N.“ said Fred, bringing her attention from the ice sculptures to him. "Just felt necessary to say that again in case you don’t know.”
"Two compliments in one night. I must be lucky.“ joked Y/N though the blush on her cheeks told him that she was pleased by what he had said.
Fred was mesmerized by her shy smile. "So, let’s dance?”
They joined the crowd, soft music filling the area where a bunch of couples were already swaying to the beat. Fred caught a glimpse of George dancing with Angelina Johnson, and when their eyes met, his twin brother winked and gave him two thumbs up before focusing his eyes on his date once again.
"Y/N?” Fred began as she placed a hand on her shoulder while he gently places his hand on her waist.
“Yes, Fred?” she brought their free hand together.
He wanted to speak but when she started to lead him in dancing, he couldn’t quite find the right words to say.
Finally, Y/N decided to break the silence. “Why are you so quiet?” she asked.
“I’m not.” he denied.
Y/N raised an eyebrow. “Well, the only words that you managed to tell me is that I look beautiful — which, don’t get me wrong, is nice to hear — but I want to talk to you, spend the night having fun with you, you know, act like teenage fools and all that jazz.” she added the last part with a chuckle.
How could she be with me and stand there and not know that I’m in love with her? Fred thought to himself in frustration.
"Sorry.“ muttered Fred. "It’s just that —” he frowned. “I … I don’t know.”
"You don’t know?“ asked Y/N, pausing momentarily, the both of them now facing each other in the middle of the dance floor.
He took a deep breath. "I — er — to be honest, I’ve been meaning to tell you something, that’s why I asked you to go to the Yule Ball with me.” he scratched the back of his neck.
"It must be important if you don’t want to tell me on a regular basis.“ she smiled. "What is it? Is it regarding about the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes or —”
"Something much important than that actually.“ said Fred, a bead of sweat already falling on his temple that didn’t go unnoticed by Y/N.
She abruptly got his handkerchief from his front pocket and in instinct, began to wipe the side of his face with it. "Gosh, Fred, just tell me already. Why are you so nervous?” she chuckled.
He held onto her wrist. “I — I’m kinda — no, I’m really, I guess I just — bloody hell, this is impossible.” he frowned.
"Just spit it out.“ said Y/N impatiently.
Fred sucked in a deep breath. "I love you, Y/N. Not just as a best friend or a sister, but what I feel for you is something more.”
As soon as he said it, he wanted to take it back. The look on her face was so confusing he wasn’t sure whether she was pleased or somehow sorry because she could in no way return his love for her. But when Y/N suddenly brought her hand against his cheek, gently stroking it with a smile on her face, he didn’t seem to be as nervous as before.
"I love you too, Fred. It took you long enough, to be honest.“
So BTS dropped the Japanese version of Blood Sweat and Tears and the visuals are amazing!! Like truly amazing!! But now my theory.. I’m going to break it down by parts so hear me out.
- okay so here is what I think and I’m sorry if it doesn’t make sense.
So in this MV there is a lot of symbolism that connects all eras of the Boy Meets series. I think this is actually what happened before and after everything went wrong. For example, we see Jungkook being forced by Rap Mon to drink absinthe (a hallucinogen) and Suga is desperately trying to get him out of it. But fails as he falls down on to the floor and it covered by black smoke. Now I think the black smoke represents him being submerged in all evil as he has lost the right path and has fallen deeper into his evil self, hence why we first see him with wings. He is doing this as Suga is the hotel (the one in I need you) and Suga goes to where he is and tries to get him out of it but it’s too late. In the Korean version Jungkook is swinging and he licks of the remaining of the absinthe from his finger (absinthe is knowing for making you feel floaty and like you’re being swung around) hence why we see him do all the things he does in the Korean version. After he is forced by RM to drink he loses himself and Suga tries to get him out but gives up as he is way too deep to be saved. Thai ties to past eras as we see Jungkook and Suga fighting or being distance a lot. Suga does not agree with what Jungkook and RM are doing that they fight so much.
Now that was the Jungkook portion.
Okay so Jimin. Wow Jimin is a tough one and it requires a lot. So we know his downfall started with a lie (committing a sin represented by the apple) and this made him all craze and confused as he couldn’t handle it (Lie is basically his plot within the plot of this series). As he keep living this lie Suga comes in a attempts to save him after failing to do so with Jungkook. He covers Jimin (eyes) and tries to protect him from the harsh reality of his actions. (Guess why he is always being blindfolded). But in this MV Jimin actually wants to see the damage his lie actually made an he runs away from Suga. As he keeps trying to get himself out of this dark tunnel of lie he almost finds himself again, the one he used to be beige he commits the lie. But Suga once again covers his eyes and get him submerged back into their world of evil. This is why we see him biting into the apple. Also Suga does fail in protecting him again since his true evil self submerged back into their world.
In this world of evil him and Jungkook are submerged so far in that they try to hold back V and keep him there and they manage to by literally ‘drugging him’ with evil. (The whole sequence of V moving around is THEM already submerging him.
Now V, the fallen angel. We know that V killed someone and that was his sin (all because he was trying to protect the one he cared for the most) This led him to fall in a loop between being good and evil leading him to be completely evil. While in his evil state he dragged RM and Hope (hence why they are the ones introducing drugs to the other Young ones). And once he tries to get out Jimin and Jungkook hold him back while Hope stabs him in the heart leading him to fall back but making it worse as he was already deep and was just pretending to be an angel. Next we see Jin beating him up, that ends up with V stabbing him and than walking out and tracing the knife along to seek the other members. Why I think he is looking for the other members? Because you can see the malice in his face, he is so far gone that he completely lost himself and now wants to get rid of what “dragged him back in” but he was there already. Than we see him out of a window ready to jump again but as we in the Korean version he already jumped for his “salvation” and that’s why he puts his hands up as in “I got it” but his skies are still dark meaning he didn’t. V is still in that world even though he thinks he got out. He is still playing a pretense and it seems that he won’t get out any time soon.
V is under this mantle of lie and evil but it seems white (meaning it’s where he is meant to be)
Hope and RM. this two are even more complicated to explain. One this is for sure, they were dragged into their evil by V as he convinced them to let their evil side take it’s true form while using their bad aspect (Hope pills addiction) and RM and his lack of control. Hope actually does not drag in anyone, but RM drags Jungkook in and Hope keeps on showing them the ways into their evil. In the Korean MV hope shoots and arrow, him shooting V with the dart is within the same scene as the Korean MV. Hope, RM and V are completely gone but V is the one that is playing even more with all of the boys that now he is trying to get rid of them.
Hope and Jimin dance to Lie and Boy Meets Evil and that’s their plot in the storyline. Hope met evil through his pills and Jimin through his lie. Jimin was blinded of the effects of his lie by Suga while Hope had to deal with it by himself and dig himself even deeper. RM was dug into the world by being the one V went to first after he did his sin that led to RM confessing his sin and they started a whole loop of evil dragging everyone along with their inside demons.
Their demons have consumed them but RM is trying to look into himself again (hence all the reflective surfaces around the MV) and Hope is gone.
Jin and RM. yup RM pops back out. So the theory so far was Jin is dead, like he dies and there was turning back. But in this MV it makes it seem that the reason everyone believes this was because of V dragging them with him into evil. Him doing this is what actually kills Jin, he can’t handle seeing those younger than him falling but he does not know all of their dark pasts and when he does it leads him to his 'death’. When he did find out he tried to get them out but it was too late a V had already consumed them and why he is beating up V. He apologizes as he didn’t want to but had to, to get the evil out of him that ends with him stabbed. But Jin has a dark past by himself and he couldn’t deal with that either but seeing his friends so far gone rips his heart out and killing him on the inside. Now why did I mention RM? At the end of the Jap. MV they are together again and RM says “seems like we haven’t seen each other for a while” (DISCLAIMER I DO NOT SPEAK KOREAN BUT MY KOREAN FRIEND DID ME THE FAVOR OF TRANSLATING) and this is how Jin and RM are connected. Being the eldest they feel guilty that they couldn’t help the youngsters. RM actually followed them and even lead them into their demise while Jin attempted to, ended up dying and now he is trying to come back and save them.
(The more I say save them I think of Save Me.. cries) and the reason why they hadn’t seen much of each other was because they were dealing with the youngsters fall separately they lost each other and their oldest role. And RM being seduced by V led him to believe Jin was actually dead and when their see each other he is surprised because he genuinely thought he had left.
Also Jin is seen as their father figure, being the eldest and all, who killed their father? V. (I know this might be far off and if you don’t agree kys completely fine).
Now Suga. Out of all of them Suga is the one that seems to not have fallen. Even in the choreography he is the one being pushed down not going down at his own accord. He tried to help Jungkook when he let his evil take over, but he couldn’t. He tried to help Jimin and he succeeded at some point but blinding him of the truth about his lie did more harm than good as he never let him confront what he deserved. RM, Hope, V were so far gone that he didn’t try leading him to distance himself from Jungkook who was following RM (the leader) like a puppy following his every moves. Even at the last moment Suga is still trying to save Jungkook but it’s too late as he has been succumbed by darkness and he keeps trying to save Jimin by again covering his eyes of himself but he falls even deeper. Suga also had his own demons, but he somehow managed to keep them at bay and instead of letting them take over he confronted them and now it’s trying to help this who he thinks are still in hope of being saved but he is doing it wrongly. You can see him as a guarding angel but one who seems to lack experience while having the one that’s needed. Why he fought with Jungkook was because he saw all of them falling and when he tried to help he was pushed away and thought of as wrong but now he is what they need and he is trying to not let himself fall while helping them.
The last scene. Jin and RM meeting again. It looks like they are trying to go back and change it all. Him paying RM is sort of a bribe to stick by him instead of following V which RM seems to now do since he gives this smile…
and now whatever the future holds or the past.
One thing that I add here and not my Amino is that the second to last scene where all of Jin shatters. That’s him giving up his battle against suppressing V. In BS&T Korean version only his face shatters as he is slowly loosing against V, but now he lost. He let V succumb the others into darkness and their evil selves. They lost all innocence (the one they lost on Run and Fire) and the one they realized they were going to loose (I Need U) when they lost it already and were looking for something (Save Me) and BS&T falls in between in some separation of spheres. And this MV is a continuation yet manages to fall before the Korean version and it’s trippy as hell.
Now Spring Day and Not Today.. Not Today is them fighting back. Like that’s what the whole MV is about but Jungkook, being the youngest, finds himself holding onto what they are running away from their evil. As his young mind does not process it as the others he leads them to their fall again but this time it’s their death completely.
Spring Day is them already gone trying to find for answers. Why they are in different places? Because they all committed different scenes that their resting place is separated but the manage to find each other again on the train. The train that is taking them to genie resting place. (In some places it is believed that a train takes your soul to the place where you would be judged. Wether you live or die) and that place within is their tiny little resting place before resting completely. V is the one mostly near the rail road because he is ready to go as he knows the damage he did and now wants to give it all a rest. (Hence why his line is constantly 'MY best friend’ as he knows what his sin did to them). Why they are running? Even though they know what they did, they still are unable to grasp reality. We see them running every time or walking away. The run in Spring Day is their last run before they leave their world and go to be judged. (BS&T felt like Paradise but was Hell it’s the same concept).
Warnings: self-loathing, much self-loathing, fluff, italics are the voice in the reader’s mind
A/N: This is a request of the lovely @melconnor2007. Thank you for the request and I really hope you like it. And everyone who is suffering from self-loathing: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! AND WORTHY OF EVERYTHING GOOD IN THE WORLD! LOVE YOU!
Hi could I make a request, with Bucky and reader, where reader really likes Bucky, but she’s really self loathing, and doesn’t think she’s good enough for him, and tony throws one of his party’s, she’s gets dressed up, but she’s Bucky with another girl, and leaves the party, but what she doesn’t know is Bucky likes her and wasn’t even listening to the girl, he sees her run and goes after her and confesses and it’s all really fluffy ending
Blurry images of green rush past your eyes. You run, wishing time on Earth went a little slower. Right now everything seems to be going at an incredibly fast pace and you’re not sure if it’s something you can handle. On the Ark, everything had stopped when your father was floated. A funeral was held. You had stayed in your room for months. People around you felt the affect of his passing.
But down here, the world is the same. It spins, even now. Everyone is reeling from what happened but everyday chores are taking place. The birds still woke up at 6am to sing. The hunting group still came back with game. The world is still turning. And the sun is still beating down on your back - the weight closes to unbearable now. All this happens even though your mother is gone. So if time went even just a little bit slower, it would make more sense.
Author’s Note: Ok this escalated quickly. Didn’t intend to white such a long story but here it is XD I Was inspired by the movie “passengers”, so just imagine the pool room as in the film. And as always: I’m not a native English speaker, so I’m already sorry for grammar or spelling mistakes.
You took a
deep breath before diving into the warm water. The water resistance was
familiar to what you were used to, back home on earth. Your breathing naturally
calmed down as you swam a along the lane, then made a flip turn and
speeded up. As you reached the end of the pool you grabbed the ledge and lifted your upper half out of the water in one quick rush. You had to gasped for breath.
was pretty fast.”
shut your eyes wide open as you heard his voice. You didn’t expect anyone to be
here at such a time and for sure not your captain. You raised your chin, water
was dropping down your face and you were still breathing quite heavily. Jim sat
a few meter away from you on a lounger, where your cloths were.
was nothing close to fast. I’m out of practice.”
You pulled yourself out of the water to sit on the edge of the pool with your legs still
in the warm water. You stroked your hair out of your face and looked across the
pool to see the space. There was a huge round window at the end of the room
that filled it with the light of the stars. You looked
over your shoulder to Jim. He had a bristly jaw line, what wasn’t normal for
him as he was always perfectly shaved.
heard that you were a swimmer before joining the Starfleet.”
Leonard tell you that?”
You were a good friends of Leonard McCoy so it didn’t surprise you that he knows, as he told you some
stories about Jim as well.
mentioned it someday … and then I looked you up.”
around and knitted your brows.
always have to know my crew, don’t I?”
tell me. What did you find out?”
your legs in front of you, embraced them with your arms and laid your chin
grew up in a small town near Seattle and someday joined your school swimming
team out of boredom. You got pretty good and one day a talent scout invited you
to join a special training camp. After years of hard work you got into the
national team and participated at the Olympics. You graduated high school got
into collage and afterwards became a full time athlete. You were on top of your
carrier but then suddenly decided to join the Starfleet and quit.”
job Captain. That’s it. My life story.”
impressive if you ask me.”
why would I quit then. Didn’t you want to ask that in the first place?”
darkens and you avoided his look.
don’t ask question I’m not allowed to know the answer.”
You: “You think
your not allowed to know the answer?”
guess it’s personal, so no. I don’t.”
crossed again and as you saw his blue eyes shining, your heartbeat
gathered speed. You just starred at each other without saying anything for a
It was 3
years ago that you joined the Starfleet and got assigned to the USS Enterprise.
It was a fun journey till now but lately you missed your old life more and
more. They warned you that this will probably happen in a 5 years mission and that
there is no turning back after your agreement. But you needed the change.
up after a while and threw the towel on the lounger and grabbed the end of his
shirt, ready to pull it over his head.
don’t mind if I join you, don’t you?”
not. That’s what you were here for after all, I guess.”
with a bright smile and then pulled his shirt over his head. He unbuttoned his pants and pushed them down, leaving him just in swimming shorts, which
clearly had a quite low fit. You didn’t even realize that you watched him
undressing the whole time till his look met yours again. Embarrassed you turned
your head away and tried to start a conversation.
do you go swimming at such a late hour?”
Jim was now
standing right besides you with his hands on his hips.
could ask you the same.”
Stupid question to start a conversation with your captain. Of course it would
be strange for him to meet someone of his crew at such a time at the pool area,
after all it was almost 2 o'clock in the
morning. You were lost in your thoughts again as Jim jumped into the water
causing you to get wet again of all the water that splashed up. You stroke over
your face to wipe away the water. Jim emerged out of the water and shook
his head. His hair was casually laying over his forehead and he smiled towards
Jim: “Come on in already. I want to challenge you!”
You: “You really think you have a chance against me?”
Jim: “You said it yourself that you’re out of practice,
You: “Even with a broken leg I would be faster than
Jim: “Show me.”
You smiled like a stupid kid and dived into the
water. Underwater you opened your eyes and saw Jim already taking position and
so did you as you reached the surface and popped out of the water.
Jim: “I’ll count down from 3 to 1, ok?”
You: “Sure Captain.”
Jim escaped a smile but he tried his best to get focus
again. You tensed your muscles and were ready start. As
he had counted down you pushed yourself away from the wall and immediately
started swimming in your favourite style that you were clearly the fastest in. You
didn’t leave him any chance of getting near you. Suddenly you felt the feeling
again. The feeling of being in a competition, fighting for the gold medal. Oh,
how you have missed it. As you reached the end of the lane you jumped out of the water with a big smile.
Jim: “Are you really out of practice? I didn’t have a
chance at all.”
You: “Didn’t I tell you so?”
He run his fingers through his hair and then spayed
water towards you.
You: ”Ohhh, don’t tell me the great Captain Kirk can’t
deal with losing?”
Jim: “I have to admit, that I’m not used to.”
You two burst into laughter and as the laughter
thinned out you looked into his eyes again. His eyes reflected the shining
surface of the water and they just seemed to be brighter than usual. Then Jim started to tell you a funny story of him and Bones that recently happened and caused you to nearly
die of laughter. You two told each other funny stories that happened on the
ship while being out in space and the time just flew by. After a while you laid
your head down outside the water on the rim of the bath and let your
body floating on your back while looking up to the ceiling. You were slowly
getting tired but something was still on your mind. Jim was just right besides
you with one arm outside the water that he rested his head on.
You: “Jim, can I ask you a question?”
Jim: “Anything you want.”
You: “Why did you went here at such a late hour
Jim: “Didn’t you ask that already?”
You: “Yes. But you did not answer. I’m home sick …
kinda. What’s your excuse?”
As Jim didn’t reply you let your legs sink to the
ground and got a little bit closer. He looked tired and exhausted, his eyes glassy as they
Jim: “You know. There’s a lot on my mind lately.” He
began with a low voice.
You: “Tell me.”
Jim: “That doesn’t have to bother you.”
He tried to turn away but you stopped him by placing a
hand on his cheek, guiding his look back at you. You smiled and tried to
comfort him the best you could.
You: “I heard talking about it helps.” You said
Jim: “You know … I’m worried about my crew, about this
ship, about …”
Your hand slid down to his neck where you played with
his short hair. Jim chewed on his lip and then continued.
Jim: “I don’t know where this mission is heading us
and I’m not sure if I can protect you all from what’s out there.”
You: “That’s the great adventure, isn’t it? Jim you
don’t have to protect us from all the dangers out there. Just trust us that
we’ll do our best we can and you do you’re best. Ok?”
Jim: “Guess I have no other option, don’t I?”
You smiled at him before wrapping your other arm also
around his neck.
You: “Don’t think so.”
smile vanished and you let your hands drop.
mother died … that’s the reason I quit.”
“It’s ok. I’m not sad anymore. My mother always wanted me to be happy so I will
be. I promised it to her.”
though you tried your best to supress your tears, one single tear rolled over
your cheek but Jim wiped it away with his thumb.
would be proud of you.”
with a soft voice and then wrapped his strong arms around you and pressed you
against him. You let your arm slide across his shoulders and buried your face into his
chest. The warmth of his body was so comforting for you. He rested his chin on
top of your head and you remained for a while like that. You released him after
a few minutes and looked up to him.
ok now. Let’s head back to our rooms, shouldn’t we?”
“Yeah, sure.” He said with a dreamy look in his eyes.
realised how close you were to your captain and that he didn’t make any
intention of letting you go. His mouth opened and closed but he didn’t say
“We should really head back now Jim.”
came closer and placed a kiss on your cheek. You were surprised but also
flustered and your headbeat speeded up again as he didn’t lean back, but
remained just an inch of your face away. You could feel his beard tickle you
and his warm breath on your lips. He placed another kiss on the corner of your
mouth and then you slowly turned your head a little bit to meet his lips. His
look rested on your lips but he waited till you made the first move. So you
did. You closed your eyes as you met his lips finally. You stroke with your
hand along his shoulder and then wrapped your arms around his neck as the
kissing continued. He let his hands slide up your leg and lifted you up so you
could wrap your legs around his waist. Jim pulled back from the kiss for a
moment and rested his forehead against yours.
“Do you want me to stop?”
“No.” you whispered.
mouth formed a little smile. He maybe look like a grown up but he’s still a
child inside, you thought. Jim began to place kisses down your jaw line and your
neck and you let your head fall back and buried your fingers in his hair. And so
the night continued.
On the tenth day they see the sun. Scully wants to take this as evidence of — well, something — wants to write it down or take a picture, but instead she just goes outside and stands in the sudden warmth, unmoving. She supposes she’s gone this long without the sun before — those gloomy Washington winters — but before this, she’d never doubted that it would return. Mulder and Will follow her out, blinking into the brightness.
“Whoa,” says Will.
Everything is covered in fine white ash and the light reflects off every surface, blinding. It looks like the first snowfall. Clean and bright.
She shivers in the heat.
Mulder winds his way to the garden at the side of the house and plucks a leaf of lettuce. He blows on it and some of the ash flies off and settles to the ground.
“Do you think it’s toxic?” Will asks.
To no one’s surprise, Mulder sniffs at it, then sneezes. “Only one way to find out,” he says, and takes a bite.
Scully winces. “Mulder…”
“It’s fine, Scully. Tastes like charcoal.”
“Oh, good,” she snaps. Typical. He used to do this kind of thing all the time, no matter how many blood-borne pathogen training sessions the Bureau made him attend.
She eyes him warily for the rest of the day, waiting for something to happen. That first day is still vague in her memory, a blur of blood and terror, but there are things she remembers. Open wounds, men hemorrhaging in the street, a woman coughing up an impossible quantity of thick black liquid and then falling into it, and her skin—
Scully blanches. She’d tried to help, of course she had, she’s a doctor and she is not afraid, but everything happened so fast. They were all people who’d escaped the city. She can imagine it: the relief they felt to get out before the barriers went up. The horror when they realized it wouldn’t make any difference.
That night she stays up watching him. In sleep his brow eases; he looks younger, unconcerned. In ten days she has forgotten how to pray, but she has remembered how to keep vigil.
In the morning the sun is gone, and Mulder is still fine. If that’s the trade she’ll take it.
Would Keith even like or want to be purple? It's a side of his heritage he doesn't know. And most people would freak out if they get unexpected freckles, let alone a new skin colour no person on earth has,after 16 years of having the same one
Absolutely. And if you don’t mind, anon, I’m going to use this as a lead-in to discuss the other point I touched on in this post- the idea that I don’t think people quite look into what parts of this Keith would be uncomfortable with.
I’ve seen a lot of people toss around the idea that Keith would see himself as “a monster” which makes basically no sense now- because it has been firmly and repeatedly established that there are a lot of galra that aren’t on Zarkon’s side, and Keith has had time to get used to them and even associate positive things with them. Even as quickly as Ulaz left, he was a very powerful precedent. It’s enough that Keith even tentatively gambled on WG, after seeing an imperial crest on their armor.
But as you say, Anon, it’d be uncomfortable. Breaking this down into some chunks here:
Pause the movie or tv show or homework or whatever.
If you’re in public, attempt to go somewhere private.
If you’re with people, see above.
If you can’t, then do this in your head, BUT ONLY AS A LAST RESORT.
Here’s what you’re going to do:
If you are near a mirror, go stand in front of it. If you have your phone, turn on the camera to selfie. If you have a reflective surface near you, go look at yourself. Even if it’s looking at your reflection in a spoon.
Next, look at yourself. I know that sometimes it’s really hard to do so, but just look at yourself.
You know something? That person in the mirror is amazing. That person is beautiful. That person can overcome any obstacle they want. That person can kick the ass of whatever is holding them back or down.
That person in the mirror? They have the most beautiful smile in the world. You want proof you say? Simple.
Go ahead. Do it. Look at that uniquely you smile. That smile is gorgeous.
You know something else?
So. Are. You.
If you’re standing in front of the mirror and negative thoughts keep coming into your mind, please, and say this outloud if you can (more emphasis that way) tell those negative thoughts to f*ck off. Tell them that they’re liars and that they’re vile little nasties that should be buried six feet under.
Next thing, or if you don’t want to tell off your negative thoughts, look at yourself in the mirror and compliment yourself. A good rule of thumb is two compliments for every negative thought. That way, the positive overpowers the negative, plus, if you do have a negative thought in the future and you don’t have time to or remember to replace the negative with a positive, you’ll have some in the bank.
Now, if all you did was scroll past this and/or not really believe it about yourself, go back up to the top and start over. Please.
And remember. You are so loved. You are so worth it. And you are so indescribable and uniquely you.
mumbles into the earpiece mic and everyone’s like what is he saying ,,, what is he talking about ??? (he’s actually reading outloud to himself and doesn’t even notice)
looks intimidating because of his sharp features but honestly…..cried during 101 dalmatians so like
choice of weapon is …. trying to negotiate tbh he isn’t one for violence at all
like he’s so tall and lanky sometimes you’re worried he’ll get knocked over by the wind so every now and then you’ll hold his forearm or wrist and he’ll be like ???? o///o what are you doing ??/
and you’re just like “making sure you’re stable”
tries to keep the more rowdy and headstrong bodyguards under control (cough taehyung cough jungkook) but it never works
you catch him reading while he’s waiting for you outside of a meeting and you sit down and lean your head on his shoulder like ‘ooo what book’ and bodyguard namjoon almost actually tips over because he’s shy hehe
head of the bodyguards, as in he’s the one that gives the orders
extremely observant and calculating - has a formation planned and three different means of attack prepared whenever you’re going to event
tbh you’re like ,,,,isn’t that a bit Much but yoongi’s top priority is your safety and if you get as much as a scratch on you he will literally fall into a depression and blame himself
you find out from bodyguard jungkook that yoongi actually has the cutest sneeze ever and that he’s actually kinda soft. his background photo on his phone is a pic of his dog min holly
and you think that’s cute because when you look over at yoongi he looks all business. serious in his suit, talking into his earpiece and giving directions to others
but while you’re getting lunch and he’s walking at your side keeping a look out you casually ask him how his dog is doing
and cold, ice leader yoongi gets a little flustered because
and you’re like “i heard from jungkook the puppies cute, can i see them?”
yoongi handing his phone over to you with a blush like,,,,um,,,they are cute
and you’re like hehe and you put the phone up next to yoongi’s cheek and you’re like
“just as cute as his owner”
and yoongi might just need to excuse himself to hide his face in his hands
is he your bodyguard? is he your babysitter? is he basically worried about you like a mom? yes to all three
but seriously some of the other guards are like jin, calm down they’re a grown adult they can take care of themselves - but jin is hunched over you like “did you eat breakfast? the guard on morning duty told me you skipped it but you promised me you wouldn’t-”
he’s able to talk with you casually because all his conversations center on him asking about your well being
once even pushed his forehead against yours to tell if you had a fever
and bodyguard namjoon was going to pull him back but you waved your hand
because one) you might actually have a fever and two) holy hell jin is so handsome up close even more handsome than normal,,,,,
made you dinner once and brought it over with him
and when some guard told him to take it home, you wouldn’t eat that trash you fired that guard on the spot and proceeded to eat everything jin brought over
once jin got sick and had to call off the day for work, so you canceled all your plans, made your way over to his house with some soup
and when he tried to protest that you know he’s the bodyguard blah blah blah you like put your finger over his lips and were like
‘id kiss u to shut u up for a moment, but you’re sick so lay down’
the moodmaker of the guards and is the only one who can make even stoic leader yoongi laugh
tries to see the best in people but if they turn out to be scum he has no problem high-kicking them into the trash can
used to be a dancer but started training in martial arts instead, doesn’t carry a gun even though everyone insists he should
“if i can’t solve the problem with a smile, my body will be the necessary shield”
hoseok is polite around you though, yoongi told him that no matter what he needed to keep his energy down when addressing you
so it kinda made you assume hoseok didn’t quite like you, but that’s not true he’s literally always holding back the urge to grin at you or ruffle your hair
and one day when he’s assigned to sit beside you on a long flight you ask him a bit about his life and whatnot and you can see him fidgeting and being tense
and so you get sullen and kinda hide in your blanket and hoseok is like what’s wrong??? and you’re like hoseok,,,,am i a mean boss?? is there something wrong
and hoseok is like whAT NO i LOVE YOU- i mean oh god…..oh god….i mean i love…..you….as my BOSS……
and it’s cute you’re like,,,,really?? you don’t hate me or find me awkward
and hoseok’s expression is complete shock he’s like hate??? no???? i just,,, i want to be careful and polite to show you im serious about being your shield,,,,
granted the next five hours you two spend sharing headphones and watching cartoon movie on the plane heeehu
is the kid who thought bodyguards were cool in the movies and that’s why he choose to become one
it might have to also do w the fact that while he was in training some jerk was like ‘you’re too small…no one will hire you’ and jimin was like hellbent on proving that ass wrong
compensates a lot with his good looks, like he’s the only bodyguard that checks his reflection out in all surfaces (even more than jin)
but like can you blame him he’s been voted ‘best hair on the squad’ for like 2 years in a row
everyone you work with that has their own guards is always asking you where you found jimin like what company he works for and if he’s willing to switch,,,,,,over for more money
and once you even witnessed a colleague of yours tell jimin that she’d pay him twice what you were paying him
and you were like oh he’d be silly not to take that,,,
but jimin just smiled, bowed and shook his head and was like “im not really in it for the money. the person i protect, they ….are holding my heart - if not to be cheesy and put it that way ^^’
when jimin turned and saw you he was like fRICK DID you HEAR ME
and you just giggled and put your hand over his lapel and were like
“im glad i hold a place in your heart, you hold one in mine too”
and you and jimin are cheesy but it’s adorable and yoongi in the back is like PARK GET BACK TO WORK but u guys have this moment
got this job on accident….probably
like does he really know what his duties are? eh……debatable BUT does he like the fact that he could (possibly) get some bad guys with these nunchucks he bought back in college? yes he does like that fact
keeps trying to impress you with dangerous tricks like juggling knives or swinging the nunchucks around his waist
and when he hits himself in the eye you get up to help him but all the other guards are like “sit down!!! don’t worry!!!” and you’re like you guYS dont focus on me focus on taehyung who might get a bruise oh no it’s a black eye for sure-
wears his injuries with pride though like once there was this intense fight with this group of robbers and most of the guards involved stayed home the next day
but there taehyung was, with a bandaged head and an eyepatch and a puffy lip but there he was smiling at you the next morning
and somehow, probably unconsciously, you’ve become protective of him
and so when you guys are going somewhere crowded - the first hand you grab is taehyungs
and taehyung loves it when you stay close and he wraps an arm around your shoulder and holds you to his side
and it’s gotten to a point where even when there’s no present danger you and taehyung hold hands,,,,maybe eskimo kiss,,,,,maybe actually kiss,,,,,when yoongi isn’t looking,,,,,,,
doesn’t like the uniform at all. wore sneakers instead of the mandated dress shoes and was scolded by yoongi for like half an hour
showed up the next day in timbalands and yoongi was like NOT BETTER JEON
keeps “forgetting” his blazer and tie in places
sometimes even slings his blazer around your shoulders to “keep you warm” but in reality you know it’s because he doesn’t want to wear it
chases anyone that looks suspicious and deviates from the plan and literally everyone is like jungkook PLEASE
but he’s like ‘im a lone wolf’ and you can only laugh because it’s endearing
but also gets distracted by anything shiny or loud and like a kid, plays games on his phone when you’re all at a boring meeting
and yoongi is like pUT that away but you’re like psst jungkook what level in candy crush are you up to
you’re supposed to be doing important paperwork in your office but jungkook is teaching you how to play like league or starcraft and both you get scolded by jin
jungkook isn’t corny like the others he’s never like ‘im your shield’ or ‘you’re in my heart’ he’s literally more the type to high five you to show you affection
and it takes something like him finding you crying in fear when someone sends a threat out on your life that makes jungkook want to hold you in his arms forever and keep you safe
and he’s so gentle surprisingly, holding your face and kissing the tears away and you’re like,,,,,,,surprised
and jungkook is just like “ill….never leave you, im by your side for the rest of my life.”
What is one quirky(or habit) thing that each of the kids of the 104th do? :) (I know you wanna share headcanons I hope it's okay to ask for some too?)
Oh, it’s always okay to ask for headcanons, friend!
Eren can fall asleep anywhere and in any position. He has been found under tables, on tables, in closets, and curled up into a ball so small no human should ever be able to compress their body so tightly to fit into a small chair or crawl space. He’s a very heavy sleeper, and can sleep through almost anything, even uncomfortable positions.
Mikasa hums when she bakes. Anything from bread to pie, she always hums this one melody that, when asked, she can’t identify. But it’s always the same sweet, simple song, and it is rather pretty to listen to.
Armin uses his hands to explain things. Anything from geographical locations to science equations to literary plot lines, he will use the wildest hand gestures imaginable to help get his point across. They usually just distract the person he’s trying to talk to, but they all think it’s endearing so they don’t tell him about it.
Jean sings through the A, B, C’s twice while brushing his teeth, once in English and once in French. No one knows he does this and he’ll never tell a soul.
Marco corrects people’s grammar. It’s an instinct that he sometimes wishes he could control, but he often finds himself saying, “It’s ‘You and I fought the titan,’ not ‘you and me fought the titan’” before he can stop himself.
Annie always looks at her reflection in reflective surfaces. It’s an impulse more than anything vain, she just always sneaks a peek of herself in a mirror or window or anything whenever she passes one. Reiner says it’s because she looks like her mom and misses seeing her face, but Annie denies that that has anything to do with it.
Reiner is constantly trying to make jokes, especially when the room gets tense of awkward. He likes to make people laugh and wants everyone to have a good time, so he goes to whatever lengths necessary to make people laugh.
Bertholdt doesn’t curse. He doesn’t mind it, but he just cannot ever bring himself to swear. He’ll come close and end up saying “Shut the front door” or “What the heck” or “Frick that” on impulse instead. And while his friends think it’s adorable, he’s often embarrassed by it.
Sasha dislikes shoes. She prefers to be barefoot or in nothing but socks as much as possible. Now, she recognizes the need for shoes and will wear them only when absolutely necessary. But if she had her way, that would be never.
Connie talks in his sleep. Like, you can have a real conversation with him. He will respond to questions and comments while sleeping, and his friends use that their advantage all the time.
Historia bites her nails when she’s nervous or uncomfortable. She knows it’s a bad habit, but she just can’t stop herself sometimes.
Ymir doodles. All the time. She fills the margins of her notes in class with drawings or cursive script of people’s names. She’ll write on her skin if she has to. She’ll even just trace letters into her finger with her nails to keep her hands busy if she really has to.