“What’s up Josten?” Andrew says, voice tinny though the microphone on the phone. They have the newest iPhone 6, since they succumbed to the foxes pestering of their out-dated flip phones. This way they could video chat, or at least that was Neil’s way of convincing Andrew the expense was worth it.
Neil couldn’t really tell where Andrew was through the tiny picture given to him from Facetime, but it was clear he was not at his hotel in Seattle, the city where his pro team was playing tomorrow night.
“Why are you not in your hotel, getting ready for bed?” Neil finally replies, done studying the background of the city behind Andrew.
literati au where they both go to the same school (either chilton or stars hollow high)
oh goddddd you know my weakness (for the sake of these headcanons, rory and dean stayed broken up after s1)
okay but it’s chilton, for sure. he has still moved to stars hollow, but she meets him at school beforehand and they immediately dislike each other; something about the way she talks to much in class and covets authors that make him want to gouge his eyes out and how he seemingly does absolutely nothing but still makes higher marks than her that drives her ~crazy~ and they do nothing but argue but there’s just something they can’t pinpoint
(but he can’t deny the way her tights fit to her legs and how her pouty bottom lip drives him wild and her eyes – oh her eyes; she’s a leggy blue eyed angel of death)
(and don’t even get her started on the picture he makes; pen placed behind his ear and a paperback stuffed in his back pocket and his sleeves rolled up his forearms and devil may care way he seems to go about everything that makes her want to jostle him but also makes her want to know if those stories that madeline and louise tell her about the goings on in the deserted hallway on the west side of campus really live up to her imagination)
she knows it’s him who pulls the anonymous pranks – stealing all the teachers chalk, pilfering the chilton bell in headmaster charleston’s office (shout out to kris on that one), and placing all the textbooks floor to ceiling in the teachers lounge – because he pulled the same shit in stars hollow; she remembers the chalk outline outside of doose’s and how he smirked until she cracked but at least she got through to him that he shouldn’t treat luke like shit or the video store ‘rory curtain’ debacle where she had a feeling of what he put in the g-rated movie cases
(and when he gets caught and is forced to leave campus, he still smirks eyes dark and intense as they focus on hers while he’s leaving; he winks and she blushes, fighting to stop smiling, and she opens her locker later that afternoon surprised to find the picture placed in the video store is rolled and locked up tight away from the prying eyes of taylor)
they serve detention together one day, him for stealing the bell or her for sneaking in with the god forsaken Puffs, and they’re the only one’s there; sitting several tables apart in the middle of the library. she tries to focus on her homework, and he’s nose deep in a book she’s certain not for any class taken here but she can’t concentrate. he starts humming ‘sheena is a punk rocker’ under his breath, flipping his pen between his fingers and she forgot her walkman at home today and it’s distracting as hell
(it doesn’t help that there’s no supervision; not even the librarian who stays late to put new books away; just them and their books and the clock ticking away)
(he’s no longer reading, she can feel his eyes on her hunched form; she’s shucked off her sweater and pulled up her a skirt a bit, her legs stretched out in front of her and all he sees is the edges of the pleats resting against the middle of her thighs and all he can picture is himself on his knees, head resting under her skirt and fingers digging into her smooth skin)
(could you stop staring at me please, it’s distracting passes from her lips as she throws her pen down, done with taking notes and focusing all her attention on him; her fingers wrap up in the hem of her skirt and once again, it’s him who’s distracted)
(i just can’t understand why on earth you want to bore yourself with writing a paper on poetry; just say it already we’re dying here he says, as he comes closer, resting his book – “a tree grows in brooklyn” – right next to hers as he sits two chairs over, head resting on his closed fist and bottom lip bit as he look at her and her heart beat quickens and he questions his distaste for poetry with come on you have to love at least something as her blue eyes shine up at him and her hair falls over her shoulder, her lips turned up at the corners)
(and when he smirks, his tongue running along his bottom lip, and shakes his head ‘no’ she takes his hand, the warmth spreading through her fast, and pulls him in the direction of the poetry section and places them directly in front of Neruda; she reads a couple lines – her favourite “i want to do with you what spring does to the cherry trees” – before he sticks his finger in the crease of the book, stopping her completely as he tilts her face up with a finger under her chin and his lips are on hers and a moan escapes her throat as his tongue tangles with hers and the words of love and lust and beauty make her taste like nothing he’s ever experienced)
(she ends up with her back pressed against the shelves, one of his hands sliding up her thigh and under her skirt and hers running along his collarbone and she lets out a breathless laugh as his mouth whispers the verses of “i crave, i want, i hunger” along the column of her neck and she just knew he had to know something)
Hermione Granger owns a small independent bookshop called The Little Blue Bookshop - and she also owns a tumblr account under the name of ‘quickfoxjumpsoverlazythedog’. There she has an online relationship with another tumblr user called ‘wizarding’. They change messages on a daily basis. Little does she know that ‘wizarding’ is Draco Malfoy himself, the owner of Dragon Books, a chain of bookstores, and Hermione’s rival in business. While Hermione fights for keeping up her bookshop in the shadow of the gigantic Dragon Books store, ‘quickfoxjumpsoverthelazydog’ and ‘wizarding’ bond over love poems, their relationship deepening…
I have never shipped any ship this hard before this tragic pair. Too many what-ifs is just beyond your reach and Levi really needs someone to brighten his constipated life.
And have you heard of the anime team shipping them?~
2. Touken (Tokyo Ghoul)
From the time Touka despised Kaneki until she cared for him, built :re for him, the amount of emotions built up is too overwhelming for me. And have you fucking seen the amount of Touken art done by Ishida Sui?!
3. Ayahina (Tokyo Ghoul)
Used to be a crack ship for me but it’s blown into a full -fledge OTP now. Come on, if you tell me there is nothing going on between those 2 after seeing Ayato screaming for Hinami during the Auction Arc, you need to wear specs. We all know how violent Ayato is.
4. Royai (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Ah yes, like finely-aged wine. Too much tension between these 2. Riza shared her secret, one that destroyed her too (in a way) and allowed no one else to learn flame alchemy. She trusted him with her whole being and Roy, in return entrusted his back to her.
Damn fraternization rules.
5. Asucaga (Gundam Seed)
Granted, I didn’t reblog much of this pairing but that’s because there is hardly anything on this site. This ship is actually one of my first few OTP that hit my shit-filled ass full force. Though Athrun is an asshole *side glance his harem in GSD*, he definitely still cares about Cagalli. Likewise, though Cagalli was forced to marry that purple-haired monkey, she didn’t forget about him even after putting away that ring he gave.