I HATE PRESS BUT I LOVE YOU [Lin x Reader]
Summary: Lin-Manuel Miranda is the only name you hear on your media office and everyone wants to interview him but you are the ‘lucky’ one doing it as arts expert. At first he didn’t seem very enthusiastic about it but suddenly he changes his mind. For you is one more job but you still don’t know this interview will change your life forever.
AN: Hey, Marta on the keyboard. I bring you my first imagine in here, it ended up being longer than I had expected but I am proud of it. I hope you like it. I’ll be waiting for your reviews and comments, feel free to send them public or privately. I am Spanish so maybe there are little wrong writing of words or something like that. I apologize in advanced for those (blame Word corrector).
“THE GENIUS LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA IS BACK IN BROADWAY” “ALEXANDER HAMILTON GETS ALIVE AGAIN IN BROADWAY TONIGHT” “LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: AN AMERICAN GENIUS”; those were just a few of the headlines on every newspaper or magazine ‘round NYC. When I got into “NYC Spotlight” building that didn’t change; my colleagues were typing frenetically on their computers, making phone calls, or reading the latest news on Broadway. Our magazine was one of the most prestigious resources about Broadway stuff in the whole city and that was because its founder was a young lady genius called Martha Bright. Martha was an expert, she wrote beautifully and expressed herself in a way no other young human could, and she was only 22 at the moment.
—Morning Y/N— she smiled from her office on the right side of the writing room. — Could you come please? I have an assignment for you.
—Sure miss. — I answered coming inside the office and closing the door; when she was with someone else inside she always closed it to make it more private.
—My apologies, you have to work tonight. We are going to Hamilton opening night.
—But if it’s only a review you can do it. — I realized how she was staring at me. — I mean, no offenses to you miss but I am not good at reviews, interviews are my thing and as Mr. Miranda doesn’t want…
—He agreed to give us an interview. — She interrupted me. — I spoke with my dear friend Johnathan Groff, he helped on it I have to say, Mr. Miranda was curious about me…but as you said you are brilliant at interviews.
—But just because you taught me the commands….I guess we will be doing it at the theatre after the show because is his comfort area…
—Precisely. We got a quarter, so 7 questions more or less allowed. Now go, do your magic, send the questions when you got them. I’ll tell you when I get the clothes for us tonight.
I didn’t understand why Miss Bright wanted me to accompany her that night but I started working on the interview; searched other interviews, read Mr. Miranda’s profile, made some notes and started again. After 2 hours of work I had the perfect questions that I send to my young boss.
“Great ones Y/N Y/L/N, I got the clothes, you can come to my office to try your dress just in case to have time if it needed any change.”
Later that night both of us were on the theatre. Miss Bright caught all the attention of our professional buddies on the red carpet. The play was a masterpiece and I was fascinated. I couldn’t take my eyes off of Mr. Miranda. After the show a young guy of the theater, who looked at Martha with sparkle lovely eyes, guided us backstage.
—¡MARTHA! — Mr. Groff came to hug her like if they had been friends since elementary school.
—Hey Johnny. Let me introduce you to Y/N Y/L/N, my best interviewer. She’s gonna do the interview to Mr. Miranda tonight.
—Johnathan Groff, nice to meet you miss. — He kissed my hand and smiled. — Then Martha I can invite you to a drink?
—I guess so…but please, no gay talk of clothes tonight. — He laughed at her comment.
—Miss Bright, sorry for the delay. — Lin-Manuel Miranda himself was standing behind the friends couple dressed on her normal clothes. — My apologies.
—Don’t worry sir. I am afraid Johnathan wants me tonight and I am not as great interviewer as my friend Y/N. She’s gonna be your interviewer tonight. — She pointed at me gently and I smiled.
—Lin-Manuel Miranda, miss Y/L/N, nice to meet you. I hope you liked the show. I saw you from stage. — He smiled and I reached out my hand to him.
—The pleasure is entire mine sir. You were incredible tonight. — He took my hand and kissed it
—We leave you two to it. — Johnathan and Martha said at the same time disappearing.
—Please call me Lin. — He demanded.
—Then call me Y/N. — I returned the demand.
Lin guided me to his dressing room to do the interview in peace. I started the record on my phone and begin asking him the questions I had prepared. In the end we spoke for half an hour.
—Is one of the best interviews I ever made. Johnny was right about give a chance to miss Bright and her team.
—She’s a genius, just like you. I admire genius people.
—Oh, thank you, you are very kind. — He paused and looked around, in the end he looked at me with nervous eyes. — Can I invite you to the party they are having upstairs? I’ll love to keep learning stuff about you.
—Yeah, it’ll be a pleasure. Thank you.
He offered his arm and we joined the party. He introduced me to Philippa, Reneé, Daveed, Chris, Leslie and every other person that was there. He was so charming and cool without pretending that I couldn’t stop looking at him with admiration. I worked with a genius but Lin was different from Martha. When the night ended he accompanied me to the front door and stopped a taxi.
—If you want, I’ll love to meet you again some other time. — He said with a charming smile on his lips.
—I would love to. — I handed him my visiting card. — You have my number, mail and address there.
6 months later.
Lin and I have been dating for six months now and Hamilton became a huge success. I kept working and Martha agreed to help Lin writing a book about Hamilton success, so he came a lot ‘round the office.
“Y/N, I have a problem and I need you, could you come to the theatre please? Thanks, Martha”.
I arrived at the theater and I found Martha with Johnathan and Chris. The three of them were smiling proudly. Then I started to hear music that came from inside. Martha took my hand and guided me inside, Johnathan and Chris were in our back. But then I saw it; Lin was in the stage surrounded by the company that were dancing beautifully while he was singing “That would be enough”.
—Y/N, I know this may be the craziest thing I’ve ever done but I know that I can’t throw away my shot. I love you so much and fall in love with you every minute we spend together so…Would I be enough to become your husband? Will you want to marry me and become Y/N Miranda? — I noticed the tears falling, I was crying of pure joy and everyone was waiting for an answer.
—I do. Y/N Miranda has a nice ring on it. — I smiled and he hugged and kissed me while everyone else started to cheer and applaud. — But I thought you hated press.
—Oh, I hate some press, but I love you.
Definitely that interview changed our lives forever and I couldn’t be happier about accepting that job.
—Martha, as you introduced us…Would you want to be one of my bridesmaids? — I asked.
—It’ll be an honor Y/N. Thank you.
Both of us smiled and Lin opened his arms to hold me again, I couldn’t refuse. I was the luckiest and happiest woman alive in that moment. My life with him was gonna be perfect.