a prompt mayhaps: Viktor is a big-time lingerie designer and Yuuri is a model ;)
finally getting around to this one! s/o to everyone on discord who aided and abetted ;)
In retrospect, it really should have been more obvious. After all, the brand’s name was Secrets by V, for crying out loud.
But at the time of their first meeting, Yuuri had been nothing but nervous. It had been his first shoot as a History Maker – the industry nickname for the beautiful, sexy models of all genders who advertised Secrets by V’s ultra-luxe lingerie. The new campaign that season was fairytale and true love-themed, to better highlight the romantic details on the new Stammi Vicino line. Yuuri had rushed in late that morning, no thanks to the traffic, and then watched as two female models posed together in each other’s arms, clad in coordinated bra and panty sets with wings on their shoulders.
(He’s still not sure how he managed to join their ranks. He’s just too mild-mannered and plain – too Clark Kent, no Superman.)
“Are you looking for something?” someone asked, and Yuuri turned to see the most beautiful man looking at him curiously. His silver fringe was falling into one of his icy blue eyes and he was clad in a simple navy suit, clutching a tray of coffee.
“Y-Yeah!” Yuuri stammered. “I’m the new model? Yuuri Katsuki?”
The man hummed, consulted a clipboard, and nodded, pointing to a door to the side. “Go through there and they’ll get you ready for the shoot.”
Yuuri nodded, his throat feeling more and more like sandpaper the longer he stood there and watched this man scrutinise him. “Th-Thanks,” he said, feeling his face redden. “Are you – do you work here?”
The man raised an eyebrow and nodded.
“Are you in charge of this shoot?” wondered Yuuri.
The man laughed, shaking his head. “No, I’m just watching.”
“So you’re an intern?”
The man’s eyes widened briefly, but he quickly recovered and nodded, laughing. “You could say that,” he said. “I’m Viktor.”
“Yuuri,” said Yuuri, and lost himself in the brilliance of Viktor’s smile as he shook his hand.