Everyone is gathered around a long table. The table of covered in a variety of wonderful food, and everyone is dressed in their best clothes. They all look beautiful, their faces bathed in golden light from candles on the table.
The camera pans slowly around to each person at the table as they laugh and talk and smile.
We hear Jonas’ voice.
“A world full of opportunities. A world where dreams can come true.”
The laughter at the table breaks his words.
“It sounds fantastic. And it is fantastic. But it’s not the whole truth.”
Jonas is watching them all with a small smile.
“We all have our shame, but that shame is what makes us grow. We learn from it, and we learn from others.”
The camera is focused on Eva, who laughs and drinks from a glass and talks loud. She is surrounded by the girl squad.
“We have learned to stand together.”
To Chris, who is laughing and taking selfies with the balloon squad.
“To dare to be ourselves.”
Vilde is shown dancing with Magnus, then another shot of her leaning on Eva and smiling into Eva’s shoulder.
“We’ve learned that fitting in is never as important as those who truly care about you,”
To Noora, who shares a knowing, smirking look with Sana, which blooms into a smile,
“…and those who truly care about you will always be there when you need them.”
The camera pans to Eskild, who is dancing with Linn,
“We’ve learned never to put ourselves above anyone else,”
Elias looks around to all of his boys before sharing a look with Sana,
“…and to always look out for one another.”
We see Even looking around him, at all of these people who love and care about him, and he pulls Isak in and kisses him on the cheek.
“Because you are not alone,”
Isak kisses Even, then turns to look at Sana, who winks at him.
“…And it’s better to build bridges than walls.”
We then see a shot of just Sana smiling, looking at all of her friends gathered.
“We’ve learned that hate doesn’t come from religion, it comes from fear.”
We see her phone screen light up. A facetime call from Yousef. She picks it up and Yousef’s face appears on the screen. We hear a faint “eid mubarak!” from her phone, amongst all the chatter and laughter and sounds of forks on plates. Sana smiles her widest, happiest smile.
The door opens suddenly. Yousef appears through the doorway, locking his phone and putting it in his pocket.
Sana smiles even wider. She runs up to him and nearly tackles him in a hug. Everyone cheers.
“We’ve learned that true love always finds a way.”
The camera pans back out. We hear the laughter and see the smiles of everyone from the end of the table, as if you are sitting there with all of them. The laughter fades until it’s nearly silent.
“But never forget….”
The screen goes black. The audio goes silent.
“Alt er love.”
A moment of silence, then Laughter Lines by Bastille plays as the credits roll.
She watched him flirt with yet another girl, a frown making it’s way upon her lips as she wished she was one of them. Eva noticed this and gently laid her hand on top of y/n’s, y/n’s head turned to face Eva as she smiled weakly her eyes immediately going back to the boy in the penetrator hoodie. She looked at the girl he was talking to, she had piercing blue eyes, her legs were long and smooth, she had beautiful tanned skin and the prettiest smile y/n had ever seen.
Her frown turned into a sad smile as she looked back at the girls who were already staring at her worried she might do something she’d regret. But nothing like that happened as she excused her self from their table sprinting to the bathroom oblivious to the fact that Chris’s eyes had followed her every move, he licked his lips wanting nothing more than to be with her in that moment he felt sick to his stomach realizing he wanted more than just a hook up.
He hadn’t felt this way before about anyone not even Iben who he had broken up with a few weeks ago, his eyes went back to the girl in front him swallowing his feelings and bringing his infamous smirk back onto his lips.
However the way he stared at her whilst she walked out of the cafeteria did not go unnoticed by the girls they all looked at each other raising their eyebrows did penetrator Chris like y/n too? they all huddled together, Eva being the first one to say something
“did you guys see the way he looked at her?”
“yes like she was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen” Sana snickered whilst staring at Chris who had noticed their weird behavior “shit i think he’s realized what were talking about” Eva panicked noticing Chris’s eyes widening as he speed walked towards them slamming his hands down onto the table “what’s so fucking funny?!”
Their eyes wen’t wide as they stared at each other having no clue what to do or what to say “Chris?” a low voice mumbled from behind him, it was y/n. Now it was his time to panic as he had no clue what to tell her about why he had been yelling at her friends, “he was just leaving” Noora grumbled and he did exactly that walking away without another word.
y/n’s eyebrows knitted together as she stared at her friends wondering what the hell just happened. Vilde was the first one to speak up “he like-” before she could finish Eva’s hand found it’s way over her lips earning a shocked yell from her before she pushed her hand of her mouth and sat back in her seat rolling her eyes as she didn’t understand why she couldn’t tell y/n about the way he had looked at her.
“shut the hell up”
Eva glared and looked back at y/n who was still standing there confused as ever as to why her friends were acting this way. Y/n was about say something when Sana cut her off and told her that they were going to a party tonight and that she had to look her best because the boys there only went for the best dressed girls, causing y/n to roll her eyes and laugh at Sana’s words but she quickly agreed knowing that Chris would be there
Y/n walked through the front door of the party the music filling her ears as she walked through the crowd her friends trailing after her, they walked through the crowd making their way to the kitchen to get some drinks. Y/n’s black dress fitted her perfectly hugging all off her curves and showing just enough cleavage but not to much, it stopped right below her ass making her feel slightly
uncomfortable especially with the numerous guys that were practically undressing her with their eyes.
She begged her friends to stay with their but of course that didn’t happen as they quickly disappeared into the crowd. She frowned blobbing down onto the couch rolling her eyes as she drank her beverage in under three seconds squeezing the red solo cup in her hand in anger before slamming it onto the ground. She was mad as hell, all of her friends left her knowing that she hated being alone at parties but that anger quickly faded when he sat down next to her.
She blushed and suddenly felt like she had forgotten every single word that she had learned. He smirked noticing the affect he had on the poor girl and put his arm around her causing her cheeks to go even redder if that was even possible. “blushing huh? didn’t know i had that kind of an effect on you” she still just sat there her mouth slightly opening as she tried to speak but nothing came out “well let’s start easy shall we what’s your name?” he asked even though he knew perfectly what it was “uh it’s y/n” she said finally finding her voice again
“hm y/n i like that name, i’m Chris” he said scooting closer towards her so close that if he were to turn his head their lips would almost be touching “yeah i know” she mumbled her eyes widening as she realized how creepy that sounded, but he just laughed his lips slightly brushing against her neck as he put his hand over hers tracing it up and down her arm. She felt like she was going to faint having Chris so close to her made her feel almost complete
She turned her head, her lips ever so slightly brushing against his and that’s when it finally happened he pushed his head forward connecting their lips in a heated kiss. She crawled on top of his lab his hands trailing down towards her ass, as she ran hers through his hair. Their make out session was stopped by someone grabbing her by the waist and pulling her off of him.
Chris immediately stood up ready to kill the person who ripped her away from him, for ruining what he had been waiting for, for so long. She was just as shocked as him as she untangled herself from the persons grip screaming “what the fuck!” in their face, but she quickly calmed down when she saw that it was her one of her friends Jonas. Chris didn’t though he was still frustrated with what Jonas had pulled at school so he wrapped his arms around y/n moving her out of the way so he was standing in front off him
“what do you think your doing!?” Chris yelled furious at the first year that kept trying to pick fights with him “keeping you away from her! i know what sick game you’re playing and i won’t let her be one of the girls you ruin!” he roared back shocking you and most of the people that were around them “Just fuck off alright before i do something i’ll regret” Chris said clearly about to flip any second, y/n quickly ran over to him and his eyes immediately softening when they landed on her
She smiled and lightly pecked his lips before turning back to Jonas who was standing there shocked that she had picked ‘Penetrator Chris’ over him “i think you should go” she mumbled whilst being pulled back into Chris’s chest “whatever” he said starting to walk away, but before he was completely out of sight he turned back to her looking her straight in the eyes before saying “just remember that i warned you” and then he was gone.
Hit Korean boy band BTS is ready to take over Anaheim
Rap Monster, one of the seven guys in the South Korean boy
band BTS, says it was only at the end of 2016 that he and the others
realized how huge their band had become around the world.
“Somebody in the company sent me a message: ‘You got No. 26
on Billboard OMG congratulations,’” says Mr. Monster, the 22-year-old
rapper born Kim Nam-joon, by phone from Chicago where BTS was set to
play on Thursday before hitting Honda Center for a pair of sold-out
shows on Saturday and Sunday.
“At first I thought, 'Ha ha, your humor isn’t really very
good,’” says Rap Monster, the leader of the group and its primary
songwriter. “We didn’t believe it.”
But as more messages started to ping onto their phones he
says the BTS boys realized it was no joke: Their sophomore album,
“Wings,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 26 after its October
release, making it the highest chart position for any K-pop act – not
to mention one that sings primarily in Korean – and offering a bit of
foreshadowing for Billboard naming the record the best K-pop album of
Since then things have only gotten sunnier for Rap Monster,
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. In February, “Wings” was
re-released in a new edition as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and the
combined editions have since sold nearly 1.5 million copies worldwide.
Music videos for “Spring Day” and “Not Today” were released a week apart
last month as well and exploded on YouTube where they’ve currently
racked up 59.2 million and 60.1 million views respectively.
“When we heard that and really got that, I was saying, 'OK,
this is going to be a whole other world,’” Rap Monster says of the
significance of the Billboard chart success and all that followed. “And I
feel like we should do something more, and dream something more.”
This past week they’ve taken a step toward something more,
playing their first headlining and sold-out arena dates in the United
States, after previously having mostly played on multi-artist billings
at KCON conventions held here.
“So many people just to see BTS was really an honor,” Rap
Monster says of the opening pair of shows at the Prudential Center in
Newark, N.J. “It feels dreamy these days.”
Not, mind you, that it’s been anything like an overnight success or an easy road for him and the other BTS members.
He grew up a top student in his school who loved American
rappers such as Eminem and Nas, performing even as he attended high
school and eventually catching the attention of BTS future manager Bang
Si-hyuk at BigHit Entertainment in South Korea. And though he says he
gave up on music when he was 16, lacking confidence in where he was
headed, he says Bang encouraged him to stay strong, believe in himself,
and sign on as the first to join BTS, even though at the time he wasn’t
sure who or what it would end up incorporating.
“I was not aware of the other members,” Rap Monster says.
“But I like the company and I respect them. And he promised to me, 'I
will make you do your music and get big someday, so please believe me.’
"So I believed him.”
The other six members soon were selected, each of them
bringing different talents on the mic or on stage. Songs were developed
by Rap Monster and the other members, with a team of producers working
to craft the best music from the raw material, the melodies and beats,
that they created.
“Our chemistry is different from other groups,” Rap Monster
says. “Everyone has their own points and characteristics. If I’m a bad
dancer, a good dancer teaches me. If I’m a good songwriter, I help the
others with a good melody.”
We ask the obvious question: Are you a bad dancer?
He laughs and answers: “Yes, I’m a bad dancer.”
Their music is different from a lot of K-pop acts that have
made ripples on the American airwaves. They’re not popular because of
the novelty aspect of their songs – think “Gangnam Style” by Psy from a
few years back. And they’re not quite as bubblegum as a group such as
Girls Generation or as eclectic as the synthpop of f(x), the first
Korean band to play the South By Southwest festival.
Instead, BTS often aims for that sweet spot where R&B
and rap get together, the kind of stuff Justin Bieber might be doing if
he sang in Korean and there were six Bieber variations with fashionable
hair and eclectic yet unified fashion choices.
“BTS music sounds like it’s from America,” Rap Monster says.
“We decide to always watch the trends and watch what’s going on over
the world. America’s the No. 1 market in the world so that’s why people
in America prefer us.”
As for communicating through the language divide, Rap
Monster says that’s partly handled by the group’s wildly enthusiastic
social media following: “Fans translate our lyrics and interviews,” he
says of a following that has landed them at the top of Billboard’s
Social 50 list for a total of 17 weeks since “Wings” dropped in October.
“They’re able to say, 'OK, BTS is talking about us and our lives.’”
And it’s partly addressed through lyrical subjects that
express the common hopes and dreams and fears and worries of any
teenager or young adult in any country.
“Our lyrics are mostly Korean but we always talk about the
young people’s lives and their minds,” Rap Monster says. “There’s
something similar between every young person in the world, in America or
in Korea. We share something together even if we use different
languages or live so far.”
American fans are also the savviest music lovers in the
world, Rap Monster says, which made heading out on this brief headlining
tour a little bit intimidating at first.
“We actually were scared of performing in America as a solo
act,” he says. “Their playlists are the best in the world. I was really
nervous for them.
"But after we were on stage our fear disappeared. They’re
like everybody, they’re like friends. Singing along all of the lyrics
even through the raps. They know how to play, the rhythms and the
An aside here to share our favorite piece of Rap Monster
trivia. You might be wondering whether he spoke through a translator. He
did not. His excellent English skills were polished in the classroom
but also at home through what he refers to as “a Korean mothers
“'Friends’ was really famous for the mothers in Korea for
English education,” Rap Monster says of the hit American sitcom from the
'90s. “It was kind of like a syndrome. Korean mothers make their kids
watch 'Friends’ even when they were eating food or playing.
"I think it really helped. It has like 10 seasons, I think,
and I watched it like more than five times through the 10 seasons. They
use the gestures and expressions, like, Americans use, right? I think
that naturally teaches me how to speak or how to make a gesture when you
try to express some emotions.
"Thank you, 'Friends,’” he says, laughing. “God bless 'Friends’!”
Rap Monster recently collaborated with the American rapper
Wale on the song “Change,” which like some of BTS’ other songs – and
unlike most K-pop – touches on politics and societal issues. He says
he’d loved Wale’s music for a few years when the opportunity to do the
song came along last year “like a miracle, like a dream come true.
"The song has already come out and we shot a music video
together, but still sometimes I lie in my bed and think, 'Did I really
do something with him?’” Rap Monster says.
He knows that boy groups from Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync to
the Jonas Brothers and One Direction tend to have a finite lifespan
before members get restless to move on solo projects, acting gigs and
other opportunities. But he thinks the variety of interests and musical
genres that individual BTS members have can be handled on the side or
even within the group, and BTS itself can carry on.
So while Rap Monster says he’d love to collaborate with
Drake or Miguel one day, Suga feels the same way about Kanye West and
Flume. Jungkook seems more inclined toward pop R&B – his dream
musical partners would include Bieber or Charlie Puth. V is a little bit
old school, having mentioned Norah Jones and the Fugees as on his wish
list. Rap Monster ticks off the rest of the band: Jimin digs Chris
Brown, J-Hope is into the similarly initialed J. Cole, and Jin is a fan
of old-school showman Bruno Mars.
“I always tell them that every time we have hits under the
name of BTS we shine the best when we are a team,” Rap Monster says. “I
know all the seven members, they love music, and I know their No. 1 wish
is for us to perform and make music and sing and dance.
"Maybe someday someone will want to be on a television show
or be an actor,” he says. “I just hope they know all of the popularity
and fame and money is from the name of our team. That’s not one person,
everybody contributes to the team.
"Nobody knows the future. I just hope it can last as long as possible.”
a/n: some people seemed to want a part 2 and i’d never let you babes down! also this is really bad im actually sorry like seriously lmao oh and these series aren’t just going to be fluff and all that i already planned this all out so enoy!
You hadn’t talked to Jonas since the night of the party and honestly you were feeling slightly guilty, you knew he had no right to pull you away from Chris like that but he was just being protective so here you were looking as lost as ever walking around the school grounds looking for him.
That’s when you bumped into Chris, you smiled up at him and you were about to greet him when he rolled his eyes and walked off making sure to hit you hard in the shoulder on the way. Honestly you were quite hurt by his actions but thought nothing of it as you thought he maybe just had a rough day or something like that.
You finally saw Jonas and ran over to him grabbing his wrist so he wouldn’t walk off like he did before “What the hell is your problem” you growled keeping your voice down as there were tons of other students there and the last thing you wanted was to make a scene “my problem!? You can’t be serious right now (y/n)” he laughed before yanking your arm off of him “you’ve been ignoring me all day, what’s going on?” You asked crossing your arms over your chest whilst raising your eyebrows in a questioning manner
“What’s going on is that you choose Chris over me, shit (y/n) we’ve been best friends forever and I know exactly what’s going to happen between the two of you he’s going to break your heart and than you’re going to be coming crying to me and I can’t deal with that right now, do you know how much it hurts me to see you hurt!? And that’s exactly what he’s going to do to you hurt you. Guys like that don’t change and you know it just as well as I do” you were shocked to say the least you had no idea he felt this way. You knew that some of the stuff he was saying was a 100% true but you were ready to give Chris a chance, even though it might end up with heartbreak, tears and ice cream.
“I’m sorry Jonas but I do believe he can change I mean I don’t know if he even likes me or not” You sighed, Jonas rubbed his hands over his face before wrapping his arms around you as to pull you into a hug “I just don’t want to see you get hurt” he sighed whilst stroking your hair “you don’t have to worry about that it’ll be fine I promise” you smiled squeezing his waist and burying your head even further down into his neck.
You let go off him smiling up at him before walking off happy that you made up with your best friend.
Later that night you got a text from Chris asking if you wanted to come over and of course you replied yes making sure to put a few heart emojis at the end of the message. You arrived at Chris’s apartment knocking on the door nervously biting your nails a habit you had gotten from your mother that you hated with a passion. Soon the door swung open revealing a very shirtless Chris.
Your cheeks burned a deep shade of red as you let your eyes travel down his abs “like what you see ey?” He laughed grabbing your wrist pulling you up against his chest, you chuckled, lightly pushing him back causing him to slam your back against the door whilst attaching his lips to your neck.
You moaned as he bit the sensitive skin right under neath your ear earning a smirk from him he then wrapped his arms around your thighs whispering “jump” into your ear, you did as he said and wrapped your legs around his waist. He connected his lips to yours before he slightly backed away from the door never breaking the kiss as he walked you into his bedroom slamming the door with his foot.
You woke up the next morning with Chris’s arms tightly wrapped around your naked body. You smiled admiring his beautiful features before you very carefully removed his arms from around you so you could go get a t-shirt but as soon as you stood up he grabbed your hand pulling you back to him before mumbling “where are you going” earning a slight chuckle from your lips “just gonna get a shirt” you said again trying to remove his arms from around you but he wouldn’t budge “chriiiiisss let goooo” you whined feeling your heart melt at the adorable boy in front of you “fine you can go get a shirt but then your coming back or else” you smiled kissing his nose, before grabbing the sheets and wrapping them around your naked figure.
You walked over to Chris’s wardrobe and grabbed one of his white shirts pulling it over your head dropping the sheets in the progress “come back now” he smiled looking up at you, but you just gave him the finger (ya know Noora style) before walking out of the bedroom to go and make breakfast “your such a tease (y/n)!” You heard Chris’s raspy voice yell from upstairs. You laughed looking around Chris’s kitchen in search for anything to eat but of course you found nothing
You frowned but it was replaced by a warm smile as you felt Chris’s arms wrap around your waist “why don’t you have any food?” You asked turning around laughing slightly at his messy hair “I don’t know” he shrugged lifting you up onto the kitchen counter connecting his lips to yours.
You smiled into the kiss wrapping your arms around his neck pulling him even closer to your body “Lets go back to bed” he whined pulling you back off the counter “no"
“Why not” he asked frowning in the progress “because we have school in an hour” you said enjoying the shocked expression on his face as he looked at the clock above his fridge “it’s 8 am what the hell!?” He yelled, You raised your eyebrows removing his arms for your waist so you could take another look into his fridge but to your disappointment there was nothing there “well I guess I’m going to have to start getting ready than”
“Wait I don’t have any off my stuff, damn I can’t wear the same clothes I did yesterday.. can you drive me home?” You asked slamming the fridge shut turning your attention back to Chris “no you can just wear something of mine to school” he smirked