news-anchor

Ok, but hear me out.

Enjolras as a news anchor and Grantaire as a comedian show host.

Grantaire making fun of Enjolras in his show.

Grantaire making impressions of Enjolras.

Grantaire being asked why he’s so obsessed with Enjolras.

Grantaire. Meeting. Enjolras.

And.

Enjolras

Being

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Fan 

An Analysis on the Sexualities of Tweek and Craig

Quick Introduction

Spoiler: This analysis reaches the conclusion that both of these characters are gay. But not just that they’re gay. That homosexuality is “the point”. If I were to start this analysis by saying their sexualities don’t actually matter in the grand scheme of things, I’d be a liar (based on my observations made in this analysis). And I’m not just talking about their homosexuality mattering in terms of representation. Their homosexuality matters in terms of mattering to South Park. Don’t get what I mean? That’s what this analysis is for and that point will be made especially clear in the last section.

Before I can get to that big chunk of meta, I will also be going over the character sheets.

First of all. I will NOT touch anything pre-Tweek x Craig. This is why I dislike my old analysis, it draws too many points from old episodes. To try and make a statement about modern canon using old information is to assume there is intended continuity that goes years back. And in this case, it also assumes Matt and Trey seriously thought about the sexualities of these two minor characters before Tweek x Craig. And being honest, I don’t think Matt and Trey thought about Tweek and Craig much in general before TxC. Craig didn’t have his modern characterization fully established until “Pandemic” (he was mostly just a rival to the main four before then) and Tweek just straight up stopped existing for years.

I also won’t go into Tweek x Craig because I think plenty of people have hit upon that episode already (including myself in my old analysis on Tweek). If you want to see the points I made on Tweek from that episode, here you go . 


  Them as Superheros and the Character Sheets

On to the character sheets! These (obviously) aren’t all of them, but they are the only ones relevant to this analysis. 

It’s obvious these sheets aren’t completely accurate. The only straight Cartman is and will ever be is a straight up liar. But I don’t think that makes ALL of these sheets inaccurate. Making a superhero persona =/= always making a character completely distinct from who you actually are (though you COULD do that). Think of an actual superhero with a secret identity. When we talk about something like Batman and Bruce Wayne, are we talking about two distinct characters or are they ultimately the same character leading a double life? Easy. The latter. So it’s fair to say some of the kids treated their superhero personas that way. But how do you determine how the kids went about their superhero identities?

Let’s look at Kyle. He went all out with making his character and at one point, even directly says he dropped some of his personal information in favor of making his superhero more believable as an alien. 

That makes the rest of his character sheet questionable as to whether or not the information applies to KYLE, not Human Kite. Maybe he came up with an asexual gender-neutral alien race? Or maybe Kyle really IS asexual? It’s hard to say. The point is that this character sheet is for sure not completely accurate to who Kyle actually is. He treats Human Kite as someone distinct from himself as an actual person. Because of that, the things on his character sheet should be taken with a grain of salt.   

Now let’s look at Tweek and Craig. These two, unlike the others, tie in their superhero personas to who they actually are. How can I say that for sure? Because they literally put their actual names into the names of their superhero personas.

Because they keep their real names in their superhero names, that’s a pretty big indication these superhero personas aren’t meant to be completely distinct from them as people. And there’s nothing from the superhero histories they came up with or in the game dialogue to suggest they’re meant to be distinct. They’re just Tweek and Craig, now with super powers. 

Though of course, those sheets and this explanation of them aren’t quite solid enough proof to end this analysis at that. But I do think the argument is solid enough to not toss the character sheets aside as completely invalid. They make excellent tools for comparing what’s claimed on the sheets and what the characters show in behavior. 

But I’m not done here with their superhero personas. This IS an analysis on the sexualities of Craig and Tweek so it would be criminal not to bring this up. Wonder Tweek most likely based his costume and powers more on Wiccan than any other superhero, despite naming himself after Wonder Woman. Here is a fantastic post on that 

Why does that matter here? Because Tweek skipped over modelling his costume and abilities after the big name superheroes and wanted to be more like Wiccan, an explicitly gay superhero who isn’t well known. Kids often admire and make role models out of characters they can see a part of themselves in. Tweek found this powerful superhero character that shared something big in common with him, so he wanted to use Wiccan as a model for his own superhero persona. Like how many little girls like dressing up like Wonder Woman. Which, to me, is very adorable and heartwarming. 


The Subject of their Sexualities within the Series

On to the last point. The idea of them liking strictly boys is something the series likes to come back to. Even if they’re things meant to make you laugh more than anything. Whether it’s Craig bringing the subject up for no apparent reason and bluntly saying “I’m gay” in his monotone voice, or Tweek not bucking out extra cash to impress a flirty waitress who wears her shorts extra tight and short and then at another point proclaiming his love for “sausage” - the writers bring you back to the idea that “Yes, they’re GAY”. This type of content wouldn’t be thrown in if they intended for you to think otherwise. 

And I’m not just talking about bringing the fandom (who are watching this stuff more closely) back to the idea of them being gay, I’m talking about the average viewer. I’ve seen quite a few playthroughs where seemingly more casual fans laugh at how awkwardly Craig brings the subject up and how straight forward he is. Or ignore the notes the Raisins Girls have on Dog Poo and Butters, but then chuckle once they see Tweek’s. These scenes serve to remind the audience as a whole that these characters are gay (using humorous methods to do so - this is a comedy after all).

I’m pretty sure everyone has noticed how much the others characters love to point out that Tweek and Craig are gay at any chance they get. They’re constantly referred to as “gay” or “homosexual”. It’s constantly thrown in at complete random, with even the news anchor from “Put it Down” calling Tweek a “young homosexual boy”. Almost seems like they’re trying to rub these two characters being gay into our faces doesn’t it? 

Because that’s EXACTLY what they’re doing. And here’s where the meta comes in. When those other characters remind you that Tweek and Craig are gay, that’s SOUTH PARK reminding you that they’re gay. 

Looking back at the Tweek x Craig commentary reveals these reminders are intentionally brought up a lot and serve to work as parodies. Here’s a quote from the commentary: “It’s basically kind of the show saying look how cool and up to date we are! We now have a gay couple on it and it shows how proud shows can be of themselves for having gay couples.” Link to the commentary  

Matt and Trey describe the excitement of the townspeople as being a metaphor for the show itself being excited and proud to have gay characters. The moments after TxC meant to remind you that these two are gay are a continuation of the show proudly showing off its gay characters and the fact that they’re gay. 

Like I said earlier. The show strongly wants you to know that they’re gay. And at the rate they’re going, an analysis like this one will eventually be completely unnecessary in telling you that Tweek and Craig are gay. Because that’s something that’s only going to grow increasingly more blatant as the show goes on. 

In conclusion, both of these characters are super gay and that super gayness is super important to their now more prominent roles in South Park.

Knowing Him

Summary: Songfic AU. Reader struggles with new feelings and insecurities in a new relationship.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x fem!reader

Word Count: 2,596

Warnings: language, fluff, insecurity, bagel discourse

A/N: This is for @propertyofpoeandbucky‘s writing challenge (non-disney). My prompt was the song “How Will I Know?” by the iconic Whitney Houston. It’s short and fluffy. I listened to this song so many times I need a five-year break from it, haha.

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Best Of Me - Jungkook Version

Summary: He was on tour while you were at home. And there was no way he could stop it.

Best Of Me - Series: 4/7

Word Count: 3032

Originally posted by nochuie

“I’ll talk to you tomorrow then, you’ll do great, I love you.”

“I love you too baby.” With the click of his phone, the call ended. A sigh escaped his lips as he set the phone down on his bedside drawer, plugging it in to charge for the night. An hour difference between the two of you wasn’t bad at all, it kept him more at ease to know that when he was going to bed so were you, but it didn’t help him stop missing you.

“You done talking to Y/N?” Taehyung came out of the bathroom while drying his hair with a towel, and a breathy ‘yeah’ came out of Jungkook’s mouth. He covered his eyes with his arms as he laid in bed, waiting for the lights to be turned off. “You miss her?” Jungkook simply nodded at Taehyung’s question. It’s been awhile since he’s been home, and even though he can FaceTime you, snapchat you and message you everyday - it isn’t the same as seeing you stand right in front of him. “You’ll see her soon Kook.”

“I just wish I could pack her in my suitcase sometimes.” He heard Taehyung let out a small chuckle.

“She isn’t a pet Kook.” Jungkook removed his arms from his eyes to see Taehyung with a smile on his face, and he laughed a little himself.

“I know she isn’t. I just wish she could come to all of this.” Taehyung climbed into the bed next to Jungkook, and reached over to shut the lamp off in the middle of their beds.

“I bet she does too, she has a life also, and I bet you there’s nothing that can beat the feeling of finally seeing her again after a long time.” And he was right. There was absolutely nothing that can beat the feeling of Jungkook wrapping his arms around you again after not seeing you for what felt like forever.

With that thought in his mind, he turned to his side and his drowsiness got the best of him as he finally drifted off to sleep.

_______

It already started off as a hectic day at work. A huge presentation you had to attend early in the morning on how to come up with new ideas to get new clients. You then had to recopy multiple papers after a coworker spilt coffee all over the other ones. You were going between different rooms each day, trying to end deals with clients you already had. You didn’t even get a lunch break as you were sitting in another meeting, skyping a call with a big company trying to get them on board with your new deals. The salad in front of you didn’t even look appetizing as you were trying your best to make this sale.

You walked out of that room successful, with your head held high and you couldn’t even try and wipe the smile off of your face. Sitting back down at your desk, you were faced with stacks of paper that needed to be entered into the computer data system after all of these new clients hopped on board with you.

There was no doubt in your mind that you were going to be working overtime tonight.

_______

The make-up artists, and stylists were running frantically around them as they only had 45 minutes until they had to be on stage. The nerves kicking in like they always do. He should be over it, but he could never get used to such a big crowd. Jungkook looked down at his phone again to see if you had left a text, but nothing. He knew you would be at work, but not this late. Maybe you had a lot of paperwork to do and you lost track of time, maybe you got caught up talking to someone while leaving, who knows.

Jungkook’s face got powdered again, his nerves getting to him as he was starting to sweat. He could hear the fans as their screams got louder when it played their intro video. Someone lead them down a hallway to get in place for them to enter the stage.

And his nerves seemed to disappear as the bright light hit them.

_______

The sleeves of your shirt were rolled up and your hair was a mess, your hands were on your forehead with a pen in your right hand. You closed your eyes and took a deep breath, you only had one paper left to fill out.

It felt like an eternity, yet it was done. Shutting off the lamp that was on your desk as you stood up from your chair, stretching out your body. It felt like a million years since your stood up, you were so focused on work today. Cracking your back, you grabbed your purse and bag from underneath your desk and headed out the door.

The night has slowed down as you heard the clacking of your own heels on the sidewalk. Another sigh was let out as you slid into the driver seat, and the engine started, and you couldn’t wait to be home.

The radio was coming through your speakers softly, as it was a silent ride. You pulled up to a stop light, waiting for the light to turn green. A little spot hit your windshield, as more came just to show you that it was raining. It started coming down harder as you flicked on your windshield wipers.

As the light finally turned green, you inched forward through the intersection, but you didn’t get far. You heard squeals of tires, you saw a bright light, and a little scream escaping your throat. The night was already dark, but everything just went black.

_______

The BTS members conjugated into Namjoon and Jin’s room after their sold out concert. An encore was indeed needed, as their fans treated them well. Jungkook was the last one to get out of the shower in his room. He grabbed his laptop, and started to look for things that they all could do for fun since they have a few days left at this venue.

“Alright guys I think we should go to this restaurant for lunch tomorrow.” Jungkook walked into the room looking down at his laptop, scrolling through the pages. No one answered him, and when he looked up he saw they were all crowded around the TV. “Guys what’s so interesting?”

Hoseok turned around, with tears threatening to fall, but not just yet. “Kook…”

“What?” His heart started speeding up, as he saw that no one else moved and Hoseok was having a hard time talk to him. “What’s going on Hoseok?”

“It’s Y/N.” He watched as Jungkook set his laptop down on a bed, and scooted in-between the guys and was then fixated on the news.

“I am standing in front of the scene where this horrendous crash just took place a few hours ago. A male driver was driving past the speed limit, and ran a red light as he hit the driver’s side of Y/F/N Y/L/N’s car. Both have been med flighted to the nearest hospital, Y/L/N was not responsive when medics came to the scene. Stay tuned for further updates.”

Jungkook’s bottom lip started to quiver as he saw the news anchors talk about the accident. “Y/N.” It was the quietest whisper any of the guys have ever heard.

“Kook.” Namjoon said as they all watched him bolt out of the room. “Stay here, Jin come with.” The two older boys left the room and went to Jungkook’s room, where they found him frantically walking around the room, grabbing items, and throwing them into his suitcase that was lying open on his bed. The 2 older boys stood there and watched, as items weren’t even making it in the suitcase.

Jungkook went into the bathroom and grabbed the toiletries that he had. His arms were filled with items and one dropped, and Jungkook kicked it. He watched as it hit the wall and anger started to take over his body. He threw everything else down on the ground and the tears started to flow down his cheeks. He punched the wall, and his hands steadied him as he leaned against it. His walls finally broke and his sobs couldn’t be held back. Namjoon came into the room and grabbed Jungkook’s shoulders and turned him around and enveloped him in a hug. Jin himself couldn’t help but let tears start dripping out of his eyes.

“She’ll be alright Kook.” Namjoon hushed to him softly.

“She wasn’t responsive Joon.” As the oldest, Jin felt useless hearing the broken cries of the youngest. He didn’t know what else to do, or how to help. Jungkook’s choked out sobs were the worst thing he’s ever heard.

“You stay here and pack, I’ll talk to the manager, and we’ll get you sent back tonight.” Namjoon spoke in Jungkook’s ear, and Jungkook nodded at Namjoon’s instructions. When Namjoon left the room, Jin took over as he packed Jungkook’s belongings while Jungkook sat on the bed staring at his phone.

“Kook stop checking your phone.” Jin zipped up the suitcase, and rolled it over to the door, waiting for Namjoon’s arrival back.

He shook his head as he looked up at the ceiling with a tear stricken face and a red eyes. “I just think she’ll text me and tell me that it wasn’t her in that accident. It was someone else.” Jin sat next to Jungkook and placed a hand on his shoulder, patting it gently. Namjoon walked into the room, and they both looked up.

“Your flight leaves in an hour.”

_______

The flight seemed never ending. His leg was bouncing up and down, while his nails were getting shorter as he bit them off one by one. Once they landed, he grabbed his bag and hailed a cab heading straight to the hospital that you were medflighted to.

4 in the morning, and nothing was heard in the hospital besides the wheels of his suitcase that were rolling along behind him. With a heavy sigh, he reached the front desk with a nurse working. “Hi, how may I help this morning?” Her voice was laced with sleepiness. She was ready to head to bed herself.

“I need to know what room Y/F/N Y/L/N is in.” Jungkook places his arms on the desk as the nurse was typing your name in on the computer.

“I need to know the relation of you and Ms. Y/L/N.” She was only doing her job, but Jungkook couldn’t help but feel a bit annoyed.

“I’m her boyfriend, we’ve been dating for almost three years now if that helps.” She gave him a slight smile.

“I’m sorry sir, but you’re going to have to wait here until visiting hours open up.” Jungkook slammed his fist on the desk which made the nurses who were walking by stop and stare.

“God dammit! I flew back from tour to see her! That’s my girlfriend in a room all by herself now!” The nurse now was standing up trying to calm Jungkook.

“I’m just following protocol sir. The visiting hours open up at 8am. Why don’t you get some sleep and then you can see her.”

_______

Jungkook walked into your apartment, dark and dreary. The only sign that you were here, was the half filled coffee cup placed on the counter from this morning. A habit you’ve been doing for quite some time now. He rolled his suitcase to the couch, and walked to the bedroom where you slept. Your bed wasn’t made, something you always forgot to do.

Jungkook sat down on the side you slept on, and looked straight forward. The tears welled up in his eyes again, and as he turned his head to see the time on your alarm clock, one slipped down his cheek.

Jungkook knew that at this moment, he needs to let out all of the tears, and the sadness. He needs to be fine when he sees you, he needs to be strong. So he laid his head on your pillow and set his alarm to 7:30. Only a few hours of sleep will do for tonight, because he doesn’t want to miss any of you tomorrow.

_______

“I’m here to see Y/F/N Y/L/N.” Jungkook said sleepily at the front desk that he stood at a few hours ago. The nurse bobbed her head and typed on the computer. She stood up from her spot with a piece of paper in her hand. “Follow me.” She said with a smile on her face, and Jungkook walked beside her to reach the destination which was you.

“She’s in here.” The nurse stopped at the closed door. “She had to have emergency surgery last night after the accident. She still hasn’t awakened, but her vitals are good.” The nurse placed a hand on Jungkook’s shoulder. “Stay with her for as long as possible.” With that the nurse left.

Jungkook carefully pushed the door open, and quietly stepped in. He went around the curtain and was greeted with a banged up you. Cuts and bruises covered your arms and face, your leg was in a cast, you had a bandage on your head, and you were hooked up to all sorts of machines. Jungkook choked back a cry that wanted to escape his throat. He turned around and grabbed his hair in fistfuls, wanting to scream but he didn’t. He only let the few tears fall from his eyes. He was beating himself up over the fact that you were put in this situation, and maybe he could have avoided it for you.

He pulled one of the uncomfortable hospital chairs up next to your bedside, and placed his head on the railing. “Y/N, I’m here for you baby.” He whispered as he wiped his eyes with his sleeves. “I’m so sorry.”

_______

The day went on painstakingly slow. Doctors and nurses would come in to check up on you. Each time they did, they would ask if Jungkook has slept, or gotten food. Jungkook would always let out a little grin while shaking his head no, telling them that he was fine.

As night appeared, Jungkook’s head was bobbing in his chair, while still waiting for you to open your eyes. Within seconds, his back was against the chair and his head fell forward as sleep took over him.

_______

The room was dark besides the the small light coming from the TV. Your eyes adjusted to the light quickly, as you didn’t know what to do.

“On other news, BTS’ Jungkook flew home from their tour as his girlfriend was in a car accident last night. Kim Namjoon, leader of BTS stepped forward saying that Jungkook wanted to be with her once he heard the news. The group of seven will be continuing as a group six for awhile until she gets better. Our thoughts are with Jungkook and Y/N during this time.”

That was something you weren’t expecting to wake up to. You turned a little to the side and saw your boyfriend sleeping soundly. You tried to turn a little more, but a yelp came out of your mouth. He jumped in his sleep and was greeted with you, looking at him.

“Oh my god, Y/N.” He stood up, and grabbed your hand with his. “Is everything alright? Where does it hurt?” You turned back so you were on laying flat on your back.

“I’m fine.” Your voice came out scratchy, and Jungkook barely heard what you said. “Water.” And he grabbed a cup that was sitting next to him all day. He put it to your mouth, with one of his hand underneath it just in case any spilt.

“Better?” He asked as he placed the cup back on the table.

“Yes thank you.” His hand went laced back with yours. A doctor came in to check on you before the night fully started and saw that you were awake. Jungkook was kicked out of the room momentarily as they ran tests on you and told you about what happened, and where you’re hurt. It was a lot to take in, and it felt like you were in an 8 hour lecture, but the doctors placed the details that were missing from your memory back in place.

When the doctor left, Jungkook waltzed right back in, and sat down again. “How are you feeling babe?” He ran his hand over forehead and through your hair.

“Tired.” Your eyes were fluttering shut as you let out a hum.

“Well get some rest then.” Jungkook stopped playing with your hair and you opened your eyes to look at him.

“I love you.” You told him with a little smile appearing on your face.

“I love you too.” He placed a kiss on your temple. You patted the beside next to you, and Jungkook gently laid down next to you.

“The first thing I heard when I woke up was that you left tour.” He nodded his head agreeing with your words. “I’m sorry that I’m taking you away from the fans and your job, but thank you for being here Kook, it truly means a lot.”

“Babe, you come first before everything. I wasn’t just going to let you deal with this by yourself. I will always be here for you.” His breath hitched as he continued. “When I saw on the news that you weren’t responsive, my world stopped. So many scenarios were going through my mind.” He turned to look at you, his eyes getting glossy. “I can’t live without Y/N. I’m sorry that you have to go through this.”

“Well I’m here.” You let out a smile as he looked at you. “I think we should sleep, and time will heal everything right?” He pecked your lips with his and gently wrapped an arm around you.

“Take all the time you need to heal babe, I’ll be with you every step of the way. There can always be another tour, but there can never be another you.”

“You are so cheesy.” Your eyes closed shut as Jungkook nuzzled against you.

“How can I not be? You’re the best of me Y/N.”

Moonstone

You sign up for a Blood Partners program online, which matches humans up with vampires to get fed on and be paid for their services (college is expensive). You’re paired up with Kim Yongguk, a kind vampire with money and a lot of secrets. 

  • for anon who requested bullet-style yongguk vampire au
  • and so, obviously, this is a modern day vampire au (vampires are integrated into society au)
  • this is super long wtf
  • also this basically devolved into some weirdass shit and there’s some lowkey (not really) sexy times shit at the end (they make out like wowow), but i know that some like 13 y/os wildin out here reading fucking kinky smut, so let me put it this way: if you don’t know what people with dicks use lotion and tissues for, don’t read towards the end

  • you glanced down at your phone nervously and then back up at the cafe door
  • you’d made arrangements to meet kim yongguk at 12:30, and it was already 12:40
  • it wasn’t like it was a date or anything, but you were still worried about getting stood up
  • just as you were pulling out your phone to check it again, you heard the bell of the cafe ring, making you look up
  • a guy, clad in all black with sunglasses and a facemask entered, walking over to you
  • “(y/n) (y/l/n)?” he asked, his lilting voice instantly enchanting you
  • “y-yes, that’s me,” you managed to stammer out, getting up to shake his hand
  • his hands were cold, as though you were shaking a moving piece of marble
  • “ji– excuse me, kim yongguk,” he said smoothly, gesturing for you to take a seat, “i’ll quickly go get a drink, but you can read over the contract while i do so, if you’d like.”
  • you nodded, accepting the manila envelope that he was holding out to you, carefully sliding the forms out
  • “Of my own free will I, ___________, officially hereby accept _________ as a Blood Partner. For each session, there must be verbal consent given before the Receiving Partner is able to withdraw approximately 500 mL of the Giver’s Blood.”
  • reading the opening statement of the Blood Partner contract solidified the fact that yes, you were selling your blood to a vampire to pay for college
  • you’d sold pints of blood to blood stores before, but you didn’t get much profit from those stores, so your friends had suggested switching over to a Blood Partners website
  • becoming blood partners with a vampire was a common way to get money– there were websites like the one your best friend had showed you that matched a person up with another vampire to enter a Blood Partner contract
  • “sorry, did you get a chance to read over the contract?” yongguk asked, taking the seat across from you
  • he glanced around before carefully tugging his mask down, revealing an angular, handsome face
  • “yeah,” you nodded, setting the contract down on the table
  • yongguk took a quick sip of his iced lamb blood before nodding
  • “obviously, if there’s anything you’d like to add, feel free to let me know at any time,” he said quickly, cheeks reddening a bit, “this is ah, this is my first time signing a Blood Partner contract, so I’m a bit new to the whole process.”
  • “Really?” you were surprised at that– most civilian vampires had a good amount of experience with Blood Partners, as the newly turned vampires were held in special care due to their unpredictable nature
  • “yes,” yongguk replied a bit shyly, cheeks still a bit pink, “my, ah, circumstances have been a bit strange.”
  • you nodded, not wanting to bother yongguk by pressing any further
  • “so, are you okay to signing the contract?” yongguk asked, producing another copy, along with a very fancy pen
  • “oh, yeah, everything looks chill,” you sent yongguk a tentative smile, still a bit nervous about the whole situation
  • yongguk chuckled at that, scrawling his curling signature on the line before sliding the forms over to you
  • “you know, in all my time on this planet, i don’t think i’ve ever heard someone refer to a legal contract as ‘chill’.”
  • “i guess i’m just that one-of-a-kind,” you said playfully, and yongguk made a noise in the back of his throat, watching thoughtfully as you carefully signed the forms yourself
  • “well,” he said, tucking one of the two contracts into his bag, “i’ll contact you when the first session is needed.”
  • “right,” you nodded, scrambling to do the same, sliding the contract into your backpack and getting to your feet, “thank you for this, by the way.”
  • “thank you,” yongguk replied with a small smile, reaching out to gently shake your hand
  • the cold chill of his hand, coupled with his firm grip, sent a shiver down your spine as he watched you intently as you slung your backpack over your shoulder
  • “would you require me to drive you anywhere?” yongguk inquired, tilting his head
  • “huh?” you looked up at him, and shook your head with a smile, “no, it’s okay. i was going to buy a quick cup of coffee anyways, so i guess I’ll see you around?”
  • a beat passed, and then yongguk quickly nodded his head, cheeks coloring
  • “yes, of course,” he said smoothly, heading towards the door of the cafe, “thank you again, (y/n).”
  • as you stood in line again to buy another cup of coffee, you thought over what had just happened, doing your best to process
  • yongguk didn’t seem like your stereotypical vampire, cold, judgmental and harsh
  • he was quiet, thoughtful, and clearly at least pretended to care about your wellbeing
  • your thoughts were interrupted by the sound of the cafe’s TV, which had switched over to the news
  • ‘Breaking News’, the news anchor narrated dramatically, pausing for effect, “Jin Longguo, the official heir to Sangui Corporations, has officially taken a leading position on the Board of Directors, and is expected to take over the company from his father’s hands within a few weeks, despite his young age.”
  • you looked up in mild suprise– jin longguo was a name you’d heard many a time, despite never seeing his face
  • jin longguo was an Ancient, coming from a line of very old vampire families; his family had been the first to develop blood delivery systems to vampire homes, and had made a fortune and a half from their corporation
  • his family was famous throughout the world, and longguo was known for his striking good looks
  • however, most humans had never seen him, as he was unable to show up on tv or camera due to his vampire status
  • “he’s a successful one, that jin longguo,” the barista commented as he slid you your coffee with a smile, “what I would pay to be in his shoes.”
  • “i dunno,” you replied, watching as the anchor spoke about the critics of longguo’s succession, citing his young age and inexperience, “he’s so young, i feel bad that he was the public constantly watching him.”
  • “you know how those vamps are,” the barista said breezily, making you look up at him sharply, “totally unfeeling; it’s not like they give a shit about the world.”
  • “that’s,,,” you began, ready to argue with the barista before you bit your tongue– getting into an argument over politics in a coffee shop would just be dumb. “never mind. thanks for the coffee.”

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