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fic: How to (Try to) Propose to Phil Lester

title: how to (try to) propose to phil lester

genre: fluff / rating: pg-13 / warnings: swearing

word count: 5500

description: “we have one month, the best proposal wins, and the loser has to get the other’s name tattooed on their ass at the wedding.”

or, the one where they both intend to propose to each other on the same night and dan isn’t having any of it.

“You’re a fucking idiot.”

Phil doesn’t even blink. “Most people say yes when their significant other of over six years proposes, but then again we’ve never really been ‘most people’ have we?”

a/n: when i spend two months writing a fic, you know it’s gonna be good. i hope. enjoy!

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anonymous asked:

Mind making a Kallen/Lelouch post? I mainly see people hating on the ship and no one really talks about the good shit.

:( yeah, it’s never been a ship with a large fanbase. Then again, the shipping contest in CG was unfair, everyone seemed to have a chance but at the same time it seemed nobody did, everyone lashed out at everyone else and so on…

But alright, let’s fangirl/boy here, Anon! Do keep in mind that I am SUCH A RAMBLER and that I don’t vent my Kallen/Lelouch feelings as often as I should so… insanely long post coming up ahead! :’D 

First off, I love the way she’s Lelouch’s first contact with the Japanese Resistance. That situation was pretty extreme (then again, what isn’t in CG? XD), and Lelouch’s attempt to help somehow bites him back in the rear as he ends up involved directly in this “poison gas” theft problem. No doubt, he’s not exactly thrilled about it, but you get the feeling that he’s somewhat waking up from the Britannian Schoolboy mentality, where he was somewhat sleepwalking through life, and he only gets the chance to do everything he did because these crazy japanese people stole that poison gas tank. So yeah, I love that, while she never knew it, her actions are literally what brought Lelouch to act in the first place, because her actions led him to acquire the power he did.

And of course, never hurts that he’s worried about these crazy terrorists and the crap they’re up to… yet he stops to stare at her, knowing he’s seen her before someplace. Never hurts.

Second, I naturally love the code names he comes up with. No doubt they were mostly related to their roles in the chess game Lelouch perceives their war to be, but Kallen was always the Black Queen to his Black King. She’s the executioner, so to speak, the trump card. She had the most talent, the most power even when she was using an old model Knightmare Frame. Lelouch recognized her instinctive response to the KMFs, and knew even as early on as in Episode 2 that Kallen was a prodigious pilot. So I love that duality about them: he plans, she executes. They’re really spot-on with the chess metaphor.

And of course this now brings me to one of my favorite parts about them in the first season, and that’s how Kallen wanted to believe in Zero. She was terrified out of her mind, but she knew that without him they were just a group of people revolting, that they’d be destroyed sooner or later, as they almost were in that raid to their ghetto that they only survived thanks to Zero. So she decided to trust him, despite fearing this would go very wrong, and despite everyone had very fair reasons to distrust Zero. But if it meant freedom for her people, she was up for anything.

And that actually makes me happy about her character as a whole: she never abandoned her nation, never switched sides to fight against it. She always was fighting for the freedom of Japan, no matter which side Lelouch was in. Her stance in regards of the war was stable, and I loved that about her.

But back to the point! Yes, Kallen was the one who gave him his first chances to prove himself, and as it paid off, she grew to admire him more, and even develop a crush on Zero that never did any harm to her character. No doubt she could grow reckless for his sake, no doubt she would stand between him and a gun as many times as need be, but the feelings for him were also feelings she held for her cause. She saw him as the man who could change things for her nation, and she was more than happy to offer her services and help him achieve that goal.

And of course, how dared I forget The False Classmate! That episode is a goldmine for Kallen/Lelouch magic, seriously. Kallen is great in it, with her acting as the mild-mannered sweet girl with frail health and then losing that facade when she thinks she’s alone… but nope, she’s not xD Lelouch wasting his geass on her was also pretty funny. Got to love how she was that much trouble for him because he had no idea what limitations his geass had.

But then she also started figuring him out, and he had to come up with his plan to mislead her… still, I love that tug of war game they have in that episode. They look like they have some sort of secret romance going, which makes Shirley freak out, but it’s so damn amusing that deep down it’s just a game to see who gives up first, who wins, who loses… man, do I love me a ship that plays such veiled games with each other xD And all culminates with the phonecall, and the usual ecchi scenes CG loved to indulge in. But alas, what an episode this was. I still love it to this day.

(sorry not sorry this mess with the bottle was too ridiculous and I loved it xD)

Now, there’s something else I love about Kallen and Lelouch… he knows her, and knows both sides of her, but she doesn’t know both sides of him until later. Lelouch knows the real Kallen is the one who pilots KMFs like a badass, who will give her everything to defeat Britannia and free her people, but she has no idea who Lelouch really is, let alone that he’s Zero. So despite she had some interest in him at first, that interest flatlines outright once we reach Refrain. She slaps him, angry that he would be complacent, that he’d imply it’s better to do nothing regarding the world they’re living in. As a viewer, you know this isn’t what Lelouch really believes, but Kallen doesn’t know this. This was the mysteriously good-looking guy from school who kind of sounds like Zero… and who now says things that, if he truly believes them, rule him out entirely as her hero because this guy doesn’t really seem to want to work to change the fucked up world they live in.

And of course, why would I love this? Because Kallen proves here that her position in the world has nothing to do with whoever she has a crush on (something that later is reiterated in R2). She was intrigued by Lelouch until he said what he said, and yes, he wanted to mislead her, no doubt, but it shows her integrity regarding the stance she takes before the whole world. And I really think that’s one of her best traits, which Lelouch knew, too. He saw her wildest, reckless side, the passionate warrior she was deep down, and he knew to fuel her fire as both Lelouch and Zero. Kallen was determined, strong, and her mind was set. That Lelouch spoke as he did only strengthened her resolve and brought her to believe more in Zero.

… And just, can’t we all simply savor the irony, the amusing way in which this unfolds? How he’s embodying both everything she wants to fight against and everything she believes in? It fascinates me, really. Her conflictive relationship with Lelouch and admiration for Zero in season 1 are so much fun for me…

Of course, tying up with the matter regarding Black King and Queen, and Q-1, comes the moment where Zero appoints her as his official bodyguard. No one had ever seen smiling that way before xD it was such a wonderful thing. And then the bodyguard responsibilities drive her to protect him even in the wildest circumstances, leading to the whole mess at Kaminejima, how they escaped on the Gawain… just gotta love how he took charge while she was freaking out over how this KMF could FLY! But still, her smile upon being his official bodyguard is too much for me, I’m not even sorry.

Though one of the best scenes about them has to be the one from Shirley at Gunpoint. As Lelouch is having a bit of a breakdown, questioning his mission and second-guessing everything they’d done so far, nobody seems to be able to help him. He suffers through it on his own, rethinking everything, trying to pull through with his plans even though the guilt for Shirley’s father’s death is wrecking him. And where anyone else could have been chosen to encourage him out of his rut (I don’t know, maybe Nunnally, as she was his original motivation), the one to do it is Kallen. She lowkey freaks out upon walking in on Zero, shirtless and unmasked, but it’s too dark to see his face. Lelouch asks questions, she answers. She proves her loyalty again, but more importantly, she encourages him. Her belief in him revamps his own belief in their cause. She doesn’t need to see his face, she doesn’t need anything from him, she just wants to fight beside him because too many have already died, too many have already suffered, to leave this fight at this point. Lelouch seriously needed her at that moment, even if he might not have known it all along. What she said really set him back on the right path, the path he had set his mind on. And this aspect of their relationship comes back later on too, in a different form, of course…

But anyways, look at them smile because of each other!

HE THANKED HER!!!

And indeed, season 1 ends with Kallen discovering that the asshole who didn’t care and the genius who embodied her dream were one and the same. And she’s not very happy about it, nope. Lelouch’s reveal seriously shakes her, even though she had suspected it could be him before, but it’s because she’s left wondering who he really was all along. Was he always the man with twenty plans, the genius, the one determined to fight Britannia… or was everything just a game to him? Did he actually give a damn, or didn’t he? Her conflict in that situation comes from something pretty simple: that man embodied both everything she believes in and everything she wants to destroy. The feigned complacent Britannian attitude, the apparent disinterest in anything but himself, were somewhat cemented in her mind by the fact that he just abandoned his troops for no apparent reason. Why did he leave? Does Zero actually not care at all? Does Lelouch actually care a bit? Are Lelouch and Zero really one and the same, or was one of his personas fake?

Season 1 no doubt gave us a great dynamic between these two, because they both trusted and distrusted each other in many ways. While knowing both Kallen Stadtfeld and Kallen Kozuki, Lelouch never dared come clean to her even if he could have. Not knowing who he was, Kallen hated one side of Lelouch and loved the other. And through it all, they kept inspiring each other, believing in one another, and wanting to fight side by side for the future they wanted to create.

R2 takes this dynamic into a whole different direction, though. Mind if I continue under the cut?

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ever so humble yongguk trying to hide his excitement behind a composed smile

behind the cameras you better be jumping up and down and screaming like a maniac and brag to everyone that you know and even to the people you will eventually meet. you worked hard bang leader, you deserve to celebrate. i mean we all heard your girly squeal at the end of your 'thank you' speech, don't try to hide it~