Pairing: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson (side Liam Payne/Zayn Malik)
Rating: Mature to Explicit
Word Count: 8k (estimated 100k)
Harry’s one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, has made a name for himself in prestigious films and lives the life of a superstar. There’s just one thing missing to make it picture-perfect, but the one Harry’s in love with is completely out of reach for him. Enter Louis, one of Hollywood’s biggest actors himself, who just came out of the closet and taps new genres in the industry. When Louis sacks the role Harry auditioned for in Scorsese’s next big film, their irrational feud starts. Who could have guessed it would get even worse when for promo season, their teams decide to present them as a couple for publicity?
In short, Harry’s in love with someone and doesn’t care about dating anyone else, Louis never felt home in L.A., Liam writes love songs for someone he shouldn’t write love songs to, and Niall makes everything better with good food.
“No Susan. I’m nOT sorry I ate your food. If you wanted it you shouldn’t have left it in the fridge. If you keep this up I’m not going to invite you the next time the PTA has a party at my house. Got it?”
The dream was kinda like from the POV of watching a new RWBY episode, but basically what happened was: Salem resurrected her
Big surprise, considering all the fanart, stories, and theories after Volume 3 ended- but the way it was framed made it feel like something incredibly wrong was happening (again, no surprise)
There was a lot of extravagant animation- the CRWBY seemed to go out of their way to portray how what Salem was doing was heinous and forbidden, and with the way she did it, it seemed like Salem was sewing something- like she had spent a lot of time stitching Pyrrha’s aura and physical form “back together”
So there was a lot of needle/thread/spinner wheel imagery, and it was like a not-so subtle confirmation of Salem’s motif being Maleficent? (Don’t quote me on that, this is a dream!!!)
Fast forward: JN(P)R is out and about and doing stuff (Ruby isn’t present at the time) and then Jaune runs into a woman at a small village/camp thingy… who is only wearing like a brown blanket, and when she lifts off the blanket shrouding her face and her hair is bright red and down, not in a ponytail, and she goes “Well… hello again!”
THIS WOULD BE THE PART WHERE THE AUDIENCE LOSES IT, AND JAUNE FUCKING LOSES IT TOO. I’M TALKING COMPLETE SOBBING. BREAKDOWN. THE VOICE ACTING IS SO HEARTBREAKING OKAY
So like Jaune just freaking engulfs her in a hug while in tears
So Jaune lets his team know and Nora breaks down sobbing as well, and Ren is trying to keep it together, because he’s happy to see her, but he’s also practical and knows something is wrong, so he pulls Jaune and Nora aside, out of Pyrrha’s earshot and he’s like “How can we be sure that’s really Pyrrha?”
And Jaune goes “Oh, right- well let’s ask her a question that only Pyrrha would know!”
So they ask her what her favorite food is, and Pyrrha goes “well I mean… I really miss my Mom’s onion bread…”
And there’s a beat and then Nora goes “…welp, works for me- I mean can you imagine anyone other than Pyrrha liking something as gross as onion bread?” (I KID YOU NOT THIS IS ACTUAL DIALOGUE IN MY DREAM AND IT WAS SO FUCKING FUNNY)
But then Pyrrha needs to sneeze (because it’s night time, it’s cold, and she is literally ONLY wearing the brown blanket, she doesn’t have any other clothes on) and when she does, every metal object in the vicinity goes fucking FLYING away and it’s a really harrowing moment, because they’re like “…it HAS to be Pyrrha”
“But how did she get here from Vale during the time we thought she was DEAD?!” “And Ruby told us her body kinda…” Nora can’t finish her sentence, but they all look at Pyrrha again, and while she’s covered in the blanket, the camera zooms in on the scar on her heel, and thescar on her chest
And Jaune has so many fucking questions, but he has a look on his face that’s kind of like a moment of clarity and he goes up to her and he asks her if she remembers anything from 6-8 months ago, and Pyrrha nods and kinda murmurs “Beacon…” and she says that she remembers what happened to her (and you can tell by looking at her face that she remembers how much it hurt)
But the locals tell her that they just found her in the forest not that long ago- hence why she doesn’t have any makeshift or borrowed clothes yet.
Jaune knows that none of this makes sense- that Pyrrha shouldn’t be here. That it doesn’t make sense that they JUST SO HAPPENED to find Pyrrha in the path that they were going. Nothing is right. Pyrrha can see it in his face, and she knows.