TALK ABOUT THE COFFEE SHOP AU FRIEND IT SOUNDS WONDERFUL
THANK YOU LILI FOR GIVING ME AN EXCUSE TO RANT AND RAMBLE ABOUT THIS! (forgive me for not making any sense- i’ve been awake nearly 20 hours)
OKAY BUT THE OVERALL PLOT OF THE FIC IS GOING TO BE PIPER GETTING A JOB AT THE COFFEE SHOP RIGHT OFF HER COLLEGE CAMPUS. BECAUSE HER LAST ONE (working at a daycare) WASN’T WORKING WITH HER CLASS HOURS AND WAS TAKING TOO MUCH OF HER ENERGY SO SHE GETS AT THE DARK POMEGRANATE (the local cafe/coffeeshop, though that name might change because I suck at naming places and i came up with that like 20 mins ago)
AND THEN ABOUT A MONTH LATER HER FRIEND PERCY NEEDS A JOB AND THERE’S AN OPENING FOR THE EVENING SHIFT AND SHE ASKS AND HE GET’S IT
AND THEY’RE ALL IN COLLEGE AND PIPER’S A PHOTOGRAPHY MAJOR TRYING TO PROVE TO HER FATHER THAT SHE CAN MAKE IT ON HER OWN;
AND PERCY’S TRYING TO FIND HIS SUCESS IN HIS SWIMMING CAREER AND NOT BE IN HIS FATHER’S SHADOW (his dad is a world champion surfer)
AND HADES OWNS THE COFFEE SHOP (technically it’s Persephone’s cafe but Hades is the owner) BUT IT’S NOT WILDLY KNOWN SO NICO IS THERE ALL THE TIME, ALWAYS HANGING AROUND BUT HARDLY ANYONE KNOWS HE’S THE MANAGER/OWNER’S SON BECAUSE HE ALWAYS TRIES TO GET OUT OF THE JOB BECAUSE HE NEVER REALLY WANTED IT- BIANCA LEFT IT TO HIM WHEN SHE JOINED HER SORORITY. BUT REALLY NICO MAKES THE BEST DRINKS IN THE SHOP AND KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM AND THE CAFFEE IS IMPORTANT TO HIM BUT HE’S ALWAYS RELUCTANT TO SHOW IT
AND THERE’S FOUR PLOT LINES THAT MESH- PIPER’S PLOT, PERCY’S PLOT, HAZEL’S PLOT, AND NICO’S PLOT
Here are some tidbits and headcannons!
Piper being frustrated at a customer who always comes in and gives the name Superman.
“You’re supposed to give your name.”
He grins cheekily, “I did.”
“Your real name,” she huffs, handing him his expresso.
He comes in the next morning giving the name Sparky.
Percy takes the second to last shift and one of his last customers on most nights is a pretty blonde who always brings her books and sits in the back after getting her order.
He watches her every night she comes in because she stays there studying for a while, most days his shift is over and she’s still there when he leaves.
Frank starts coming in because his apartment lost wifi for a few days, and the caffe gives free internet
He feels guilty for just using the wifi but he doesn’t drink coffee, but eventually he goes a buys something and has to ask the cashier what’s good
Hazel is a coffee enthusiast and personally came up with some of the menu items and she goes on and on telling Frank different things he could get and when he finally decides he promises to come back to try something else
Frank starts studying at the coffee shop every chance he gets
Nico hangs around in the back of the caffe so much he’s become part of the aesthetic.
But in reality he’s always watching everyone- even when he’s not working, because he can’t stand when someone is doing something wrong in his shop.
(just imagine protective Nico in his caffe- IMAGINE)
Nico watching as someone’s struggling with a drink recipe
He watches as they prepare it wrong, his eye twitching until he finally snaps, going behind the counter and snatching it out of their hand.
“No, you idiot. It’s a third milk and TWO teaspoons of sugar- and you didn’t swirl the whipped cream- WHAT KIND OF PERSON CAN’T SWIRL WHIPPED CREAM!?!”
Hazel being nervous as this is her first job and being comforted knowing Nico is right there in case anything goes wrong.
Once in a while on Nico’s shifts there will be a blond guy who comes in with an insanely complex order
Nico glares at him the entire time while he just stands there smirking and watching Nico make his drink
Sometimes when Nico’s there, but not working the blond will come in and try to trip up whoever is working with his orders because Nico is the only one who gets them right.
Sometimes when he’s waiting, the blond will just start singing loudly and Nico will kick him out of the cafe while he just grins and sings
Nico wants to kill Bianca when she hires the blond as a musical performer at the cafe once a week
~ello! How would coffee dates be with either BTS or Monsta X ( you choose) thanks in advance <33
I will do both!
Seokjin: He would take you to one of those unique coffee shops, like one that is inspired by a video game or a tv show. He would buy you a coffee and you two would talk about everything.
Yoongi/Namjoon: They would go to a more calm coffee shop, one where not many people go to. Whoever had money at the time would buy the coffee just to make it fair. They would take the time to work on lyrics or music and they would share their works with you.
Hoseok/Taehyung: These two sunshines would want to go to somewhere they could just grab a quick coffee with you and then go for a walk or visit shops along the way or something. They wouldn’t want to be inside if the weather was nice. Hoseok might take you to a water front or to a small park and Taehyung might take you to stores or somewhere adventurous.
Jimin: Chimchim would be shy about where to take you. He would want the coffee shop to have good reviews and great drinks. He would love just sitting on comfy chairs in the back of the shop with you and laughing about everything.
Jungkook: Going on a coffee shop date with Jungkook would be fun and cute. He would get a coffee with whip cream just so he could put a dollop of it on your nose. He would be smiling the whole time and you would be blushing a lot. You guys would buy a lot of different drinks and try each others.
Shownu: Coffee dates with Shownu would be comforting. He would want to sit outside if it wasn’t raining. There wouldn’t be much talking but just being with each other would be enough.
Wonho: We all know Wonho loves coffee and the latest trends, he would be a lot like Jimin. Wonho would want to take you to the coffee shop that was the best because you deserve the best.
Minhyuk/Kihyun: These cuties would try to find a coffee shop with karaoke or they would just grab coffee with you and then go to karaoke. You would have a lot of second hand harassment from these two. They would be up on stage belting out your favorite song while you’re sitting at the table covering your red cheeks.
Hyungwon/Changkyun: They would be a lot like Hoseok and Taehyung, wanting to be walking around not cooped up in a coffee shop. They would buy you a coffee and might want to go for a hike or something. You would be really busy and having so much fun with them.
Jooheon: He would be so cute on a coffee date. He would want to talk to you about everything and nothing. Occasionally he would use his aegyo on you just to see your lovely smile.