their friends noticing that the longer they’re together the more they both smile, though ronan still not as much as everyone else
adam slowly moving all of his stuff over to the barns without realising, until he goes to sleep at st agnes one night and notices he doesn’t even have a toothbrush there anymore
one night ronan, thinking adam was asleep, whispers ‘sometimes i wonder if i pulled you out of a dream’ and adam opening his eyes and looking ronan dead in his and telling him ‘i’m real ronan, and i love you’
ronan freaking the fuck out because adam loves him back
adam taking twice as long as it should have to drive to college because he kept turning the car around and driving back a few miles at the thought of not seeing ronan in person every day
adam getting really stressed at college and the only thing that can immediately calm him down is the hondayota mixtape, much to his roommates confusion and annoyance
ronan sending adam care packages of random things like polaroids of opal and himself and stuff hes dreamt for adam
adams henietta accent really coming out when he talks about ronan to his collage friends
adam taking one of ronans shirts with him and wearing it whenever he misses him then he eventually starts wearing it to bed every night
ronan actually using his phone to facetime with adam
, adam had to teach him how
talking to each other in latin when adams roommate is around and they wanna say something sappy or sexy
but his roommate can still tell they’re saying something like that from how adams voice drops and he starts blushing
ronan being ecstatic that adam talks about him so much to his friends
, and being even more happy to find adams friends in complete shock when actually meeting him
adam telling all his friends that opal is ronans little sister that he’s adopted since both his parents have died
, and them noticing how adam talks about opal like she’s his and ronans daughter
the gangsey having a get together at adams college as gansey, blue, and henry pass through on their trip and them noticing how much closer the two are since they left them at the end of the school year
ronan always making sure he sits on adams right, especially in group settings so he can still whisper comments into his ear
it took them a while to be open with verbal affection in front of their friends but eventually they warmed up to it and every time ronan says ‘i love you’ to adam blue loses it
, before they were comfortable with it ronan would say ‘you’re a dream parrish’ and adam would reply with ‘i’m as real as it gets lynch’ and they would know what they meant
Someone had poured vodka into the swimming pool, and the mermaids were drunk off their asses. The dragon had one too many shots of firewhiskey, and was now hiccuping flames near the garden, which only made Frankenstein panic. The changelings were using the zombie’s heads as volleyballs, and I began to wonder if this party was a good idea after all.
Saizo x MC, as always there is smut. Hope you enjoy this chapter, packed with exposition, because I know I did. Thank ya’ll for reading (as always) I hope you like it!
A yawn left your lips as you stretched your body out, relishing the soft ache of your sleepy limbs. The light of early morning shined across your face, making you hum softly in discontent, burying your face away from the offending sunshine. You bed seemed firmer than usual, and very very warm, had you fallen asleep on the couch again?
Before your sleepy mind could begin to make sense of those concepts you again felt the specter of sleep making you drowsy, something softly lulling you back into a state of contentment, the firm movement against your hair turning your displeasure into a sweet sigh.
That is until you realized what was going on.
Someone was petting your head.
Your eyes flew open, your body tensing as you quickly shot up, looking around the room in confusion.
Not your living room.
You looked down.
Not your couch.
And on that couch that did not belong to you laid a very amused looking man that was oh so familiar.
Who you were currently straddling, the sudden coolness of your skin reminding you that you were very…naked.
As was he.
You were pretty sure that your blush could have powered any major city, could have lit up the night sky, could have been seen from the space station.
“E-Eh?” Was all you managed, crossing your arms over your chest in a reactive attempt at modesty. Saizo chuckled, raising an eyebrow at you.
“I think it is a little too late for all that little lady, I already know what they look like.” Your blush only deepened. You had fallen asleep? Yeah, you had, actually. Your brought your hands to your face, an embarrassed squeak leaving your mouth. You had fallen asleep, shortly after midnight, your body quite tired by that point. Your professor had….impressive stamina, amongst other things.
You let your hands fall, glancing at his handsome profile, there was no point in your hiding, he was right after all, he’d seen basically all of you at this point.
“I’m sorry” You had definitely not expected to stay that late and had certainly not expected to stay the night. You had basically broken booty call 101. You offered him an apologetic look, climbing off of him, chiding yourself for overstaying your welcome. What if someone had shown up?
In the light of morning Saizo had become all business, stepping away from you and heading back into what you assumed was his bedroom.
“Ah, Saizo-” You began, taking a step to follow him.
A sharp look on his part froze you in your steps.
“I think it is important we remember our boundaries.” His voice was calm, even,and almost cold. You could feel the blood drain from your face.
“A-Ah, right, of course.” you rocked on your heels, securing your tights and smoothing out your dress. “I just wanted to know how you planned on me inconspicuously walking out of here.” You stood in his living room, doing your best to appraise to what degree it was obvious what you had been doing last night.
Saizo stepped out of his room, the messy perfection of his usual look restored, walking over to you he brushed a hand through your hair, his breath hot on your ear.
“Mmmhph.” You stifled a sound as he ran his tongue along the shell of your ear.
“I would suggest you just walk out and try your best to appear inconspicuous.” He patted the back of your head in a gesture of mock-advice. “Just do your best to avoid Yukimura.”
“Who?” You questioned as he ushered you through the door.
“Don’t forget your test tomorrow.”
And the door was shut at your back.
A deep intake of breath.
You were in too deep.
You took the stairs this time, feeling more than a bit of surprise at the loudness of morning in the apartment complex. As if on cue a girl darted past you, clutching a bag of what looked like vegetables, followed closely by a blonde guy who you were pretty sure had been in one of your sophomore english classes. What the hell? You paused mid-step, even more confused than you haed been a moment before. What was his name? Wasn’t he a pharm major?
Maybe one of them was Yukimura?
You shrugged, bounding out of the apartment complex, drawing your jacket up higher around your neck.
Did you have strong enough makeup to cover all these damn hickeys?
You stared down into the swirling liquid of your cup of coffee, the dark circles under your eyes representing the truly horrifying experience known as midterms. You blinked several times, doing your best to stay awake after several days of studying and not much else. You were pretty sure you had broken the enter button on your computer trying to refresh your grades online.
The only one that had yet to be posted.
You rolled your eyes while your insides churned. The coffee diet was going to kill you one of these days.
You just needed these grades posted. You took another sip of your coffee, cursing the man for being such a distraction.
Actually, to be fair, besides that one night before the midterm and the midterm almost a week ago, you’d barely seen your teacher. Except for one very heated, quick make out session in his office the day before yesterday that had left your breathless and yearning (and still without the grade information you had asked for).
You missed him. Not that you would have ever told him, or anyone else. But he was busy, or so you thought. You were the one at his beck and call after all. If he wanted you, you’d come. But you sure weren’t about to show up at his doorstep uninvited.
Although you doubted you would have been the first woman to do it.
It wasn’t lost on you how ridiculous this situation was.
One more refresh.
You almost dumped out your coffee.
The bastard had given you a B, and not just any B, a B that was literally only two percentage points from being rounded to an A.
You huffed, hopping up to your feet.
You needed a drink.
You checked your phone. It was Friday, hadn’t he said something about being busy this weekend at some point?
You had no texts from him to suggest otherwise.
You were going to go out with Oichi. You bobbed your head in assent with yourself. A girls’ night at the bar sounded really good right about now. Plus she had been trying to get you to go for so long, and you had no excuse not to.
Some play time would probably be good for your spirit.
“Hold still!” Oichi huffed, tugging you closer to her. “You need these sparkles!” She was straddling you, holding you down on her bed as she applied a fine freckling of glitter to your face.
“Oichi, why?” You stopped struggling, holding your eyes shut as you let her work her magic.
“It’s the latest fashion, and a punishment for keeping secrets!” She squealed in delight,continuing her ministrations as you fell silent. “Just desserts, as Nobu would say”
Right, secrets. Oichi had seen right through you, or well, had seen your hickeys at least and like dam breaking the questions had flown from her mouth. Who? When? Where had you been? Was he cute? Did she know him?
And you had said nothing.
Not a thing. You had sat, tight lipped, laughing off her questions, doing you best to convince her that it was no big deal, just a booty call with a decently attractive boy.
Hah. Well, at least a part of that was right.
She rolled off of you, her laughter having devolved into giggles.
“What’d you do Oichi?” You pouted, sitting up.
“Nothing it was just the look on your face.” You glanced at yourself in the mirror, marvelling at the job she had done. Good enough for the bar. That was for sure.
“Wow this actually looks really nice.” You brushed your fingers against your face, only to have her swat your hands away.
“You’ll mess it up if you touch it.” She stuck her tongue out at you, helping you off the bed. You nodded, rolling your eyes.
“I got it,lady.
The bar was dark, filled with just enough people you felt like you could get lost in the crown, and just smokey enough to make you feel light headed.
That accompanied with the fast paced music made it ideal for what Oichi had wanted.
“You need to let down your hair” She grabbed you by the wrist and pulled you on the dancefloor. “Come on, have some fun for once.”
“I can have fun after I have a drink!” You had half-shouted a reply over the music, glancing over at the bartender. It would take more than a drink to get you to loosen up, but it was worth a start. She kept you a moment longer, the beat of the music drawing your body into movement. Only a moment. Then you tore away, escaping her in favor of the bar.
“Something stiff.” You told the bartender, watching him pour the amber liquid into a glass with some interest. You’d never been one for the bar scene, but Oichi loved to dance. Who were you to ruin that for her? You tilted the drink back, doing your best to streamline the drinking process, before setting the empty glass on the table.
Time to ‘let your hair down’ or whatever
And now you were sweaty, seated back at the bar, and simply tired. That good kind of tired where you knew your bones would ache in the morning from all the fun you had. Several more drinks in your system had certainly loosened you up, ensuring that you were happily babbling to Oichi, feeling lighter than you had in a long time.
It was nice to relax, wasn’t it?
You looked toward Oichi, who had gone quiet.
“Hey, Oichi, whats up?” You followed her gaze, wondering what had caused the change.
She kept her eyes on the crowd, searching for something or rather someone, before her eyes widened and then narrowed again.
“Oh my goodness.” She mumbled, turning to you quickly. “Hey, Hey, look over there, is that…isn’t that professor Kirigakure? “ It was like someone had dunked you in ice water. You searched the crowd, before finally landing your eyes on him.
Sure as certain it was him. You turned back to the bartender, asking for a round of shots for you and Oichi.You were not drunk enough to handle this type of social situation.
“You’re right.” You tried to hold in a laugh, marveling at the situation you were now in. “Who is he with though?” Saizo was very attractive for sure, but that other guy - tall, with eyes an unsettlingly beautiful shade of blue- you were sure could do some damage on his own.
“That is Sanada Yukimura.” Oichi replied, looking him up and down. “He’s a frat guy, one of the good ones from what I heard. He is all about the sports, if you couldn’t tell.”
:Oh I can tell.” With those defined muscles? Oh yeah you could tell.
So that was Yukimura. You wondered why Saizo wanted you to avoid him?
“We should say hi!”
“Oh no, we should not.”
“Oh come on.Yukimura is almost untouchable, I wanna have a shot!”
“You can go say hi, Oichi. You don’t need me to do it with you”
“That is lame! He’s with your professor, it would be weird if I went and said hi. I DID drop his class, remember?”
“I’m not saying hi unless he fixes my grades, Oichi.” You cut her off, giving her a look. “Plus, there is no situation where this is not weird.”
“Maybe you can ask him to fix it now” Oichi leaned over to you, whispering in your ear, a grin on her face. “If you know what I mean.” Oh jeez, you turned your face quickly, trying to hide the blush on your face. You did know what she meant. In fact, you had a better grasp on what she meant than she did at this point.
You just needed to play this off.
“Oichi, this is so weird, we should go to another bar.” You downed the shot in front of you, a shiver going down your spine. “There are a ton of bars, with a ton of cute guys that didn’t walk in with the professor I still have half a semester with.” You looked at her with pleading eyes. “Look I’ll get the tab, Oichi-”
Too late, she was bouncing off, an evil grin quite similar to her brother’s on her face.
You wondered if it was possible to die from embarrassment.
You reached for your phone, fiddling with it for a moment. One well placed call to her demon older brother and this situation would be taken care of. You could be home in your bed, you could-
“Well hello there, doll.” An unknown voice right at your ear startled you, making you turn quickly to meet eyes with whoever had violated your bubble.
“Um” You looked at him, taking a step back. The words ‘stranger danger’ playing in your head on repeat. Until you looked at him further. Not a stranger, no, not a stranger at all.
“Date Shigezane.” You breathed his name in relief. Not just some random creep. You and Shige knew each other decently enough.
“The one and only.” He grinned at you, ushering the bartender over. “You look a little down, here let me put the pep back in your step.” Tequila. You snorted. Great, now you had two choices. Take this shot or go to Oichi.
“You can’t be serious.”
“Serious as a heart attack.
You bit your lip, normally you would have been all for it. Given the situation however, you felt anxiety bubbling in your stomach. You turned your gaze over to Oichi, seeing her giggling up at Yukimura, her charm turned up to maximum capacity. The poor guy was as red as a tomato. Saizo stood beside him, obviously bored at whatever conversation they were having.
Shigezane stood across from you and showed no signs letting up his attempt to get you to drink, handing you a lime and some salt. Your eyes kept trailing away from him, looking back as your professor, until finally you glanced back only to meet his dark red eyes. Your own widened a fraction, before you glanced away quickly. Shit. You were not smooth.
Wait a second. You took a breath. Could you take this shot…seductively?
You glanced back at Saizo, noting that he still seemed to be keeping an eye on you, although he seemed to be paying attention to Oichi’s attempts to woo Yukimura.
“Okay, Okay Shige. I’ll do it. I will take this shot with you.” You licked up the side of your hand, doing your best to appear alluring, following it with a sprinkle of salt.
“As ready as I’ll ever be.” He counted down from three and you quickly tilting it back, enjoying the salty sour that followed.
“Ah.” You huffed in victory, sitting the empty shotglass on the table.
“We did it!” He cheered happily, offering you his hand, which you promptly high fived.
And then your phone vibrated.
“Hm?” You pulled it out, looking at the message, eyes wide.
Meet him outside?
You glanced up, sure enough Saizo was gone. A soft flush covered your cheeks. Ah, was he serious? You looked back at Oichi. She was fine, and if Yukimura was as chivalrous as you had been led to believe he’d certainly keep her out of trouble for at least an hour.
“Er, excuse me.” You put your hand out, trying to stifle the visions of him that filled your head.. “I…um…look I came here with someone and I need to get back to them, I really do. So…Er.” You took a step away, and then another. “It was nice talking to you Shigezane,really, but I do have to go.” All the while Shigezane watched you and the blush crawling up your face, a wide grin on his own features.
And you walked away from him, just like that.
“Good luck!” He called after you, making you shake your head in embarrassment.
The things you did to get some.
You found yourself stepping outside before you even realized you had allowed your feet to carry you there.
Where was he?
“Ah, little lady.” You felt his lips at your ear, the lace of amusement through his voice. “Your date not going so well?” His tone had changed, the amusement gaining a darker sound, what was it?
“Date?” You turned to him, look up at him in open confusion. “Oichi and I aren’t-” Oh wait, he hadn’t seen you with her had he? He’d seen you with Shigezane, and you were sure that Oichi had been nice enough to not divulge your presence.
“So she’s with you then? I should have known.” Saizo pulled away from you, studying your features with a practiced eye. “The same glitter.” He ran a thumb over your cheek, smearing her hard work with clear intention.
“Mmm, yeah. That is her niche.” You replied, before getting back to the point. “I wasn’t on a date. As if I would-”
“As if you would ever, what? Have a little fun.” He was smirking at you, drawing you closer to him with his hands at your hips. “That wasn’t the impression I got.”
A dangerous thought crossed your mind: had he been jealous? Was he jealous?
“Shigezane was just providing me some much needed alcohol.” You countered, allowing your body to press against his. “After all, I needed to recover, to have a little fun, as you said.”
“Oh so the little dog has a name?” Your eyes widened at the gleam in his eyes, decidedly possessive. You decided to press your luck.
“If I didn’t know any better I’d say you were jealous, Professor.” You lifted a hand to brush your hair out of your face, only to have him grab it, bringing it up to his mouth, pressing a kiss to your pulsepoint. You drew in a breath sharply as he sank his teeth into the spot, drawing a mewl of pain from your lips.
“What exactly are you trying to do, little lady?” He was frowning at you and you felt your body shiver against his. A brief trickle of adrenaline pumped through your veins as you waited on his next move. He had you pressed against the rough brick of the wall behind you, leaving you very literally at his mercy.
“Depends.” You all but whispered, angling your face to where your lips were almost touching his. You were feeling risky. “On what I can get you to do to me.” Yes, you had missed it, the pressure of his body against yours, the scent of his cologne, the wild intoxication that flooded your blood whenever he touched you.
He pulled away from you instantly, leaving you breathless with anxiety. Oh fuck.You’d fucked up. Just like that, you’d ruined it. You were completely out of line, oh goodness. This was good while it lasted. Why were you this way?
“Stop.” His voice cut through you and you snapped your eyes up to his face. His eyes, like the color of dried blood, seemed to see into your very soul. It was like he could read your racing thoughts. “Like always, you started this and you’re going to finish it.” He reached out, grasping your bruised wrist.
“I suggest you come with me, unless you want me to fuck you up against this brick wall.” Oh, nevermind, you had not fucked up. His voice seemed hoarse and heavy-laden with desire, and you were once again hooked.
You allowed him to pull you with him, ignoring the sharpness of his grip, a sort of relief building in you as he pushed you into the backseat of a car, shoving his lips against yours. Your nails dug into the material of the seat underneath you as you scrambled for purchase to steady yourself. Still he didn’t let up, all but straddling you, one of his hands already snaking into your jeans. You arched your back, pressing closer to him as he stroked you through your underwear. You could hardly breathe, stars spinning in your vision.
“Saii-Saizo” You allowed yourself to fall back, staring up at him as your chest rapidly rose and fell. “Please.” you were begging, wriggling against him, crying out for more. He untangled himself from you, a pleased smirk on his face as your low whine of displeasure.
“We have to be quick about this.” his long fingers easily undid and pulled down your pants and underwear, letting them gather at your ankles. You finished the job for him, kicking them off. “I’m not sure about your friend, but dear little Yukimura can’t bear to be left alone for that long.” His tone was teasing, even as he gripped your hips, turning you over in one smooth motion. “On your knees, little lady.” Oh that tone.
“He seemed flustered.” You conceded, firmly planting your hands on the seat, following his instructions. “But if Oichi gets her way, he’ll be busy for a hot minute at least.” You laughed softly, an easy sound, failing to note the way his eyes softened at the sound or the lightness of his touch as he caressed your skin.
“If I would have known his virtue was in danger, I would have left him there and gone to ruin yours a bit sooner.”
“I’m pretty sure you’ve already ruined my virtue, sir.” Your voice caught at the last note as he thrust a finger inside of you.
“I believe we freely offered that, didn’t we?” He added another finger, crooking the digits inside of you, making you whimper.
“Y-Yes.” You weren’t sure if you were replying to him or begging him for more. “Yes, Saizo”
“Why are you always so eager to please?” His question didn’t warrant a response, and you both let it hang in the air. But he didn’t stop there. “So eager for my touch. ” You nodded, a mumbled cry of pleasure tumbling from your mouth.
He removed his fingers, leaving you feeling hollow. “But there is more that you want, isn’t there little lady?” He unbuckled his belt, and briefly the car was filled only with the sound of his undressing.
Your eyes fluttered closed and you took a breath. This little game of cat and mouse has extended far beyond what you had thought it would. An odd feeling seemed to bubble up like a wellspring inside of you.
Affection, adoration, feelings that you did not want to put names to right at this moment.
His hands roughly pressed into the flesh of your thighs as he pulled you to him, making you hiss as the sharp moment.The feeling of him being inside you was so good. Just so good.
One of his hands wound through your hair, tugging you back as the other one kept a steady hold on your hip. The painful tug bringing a pleasured gasp to your lips, followed by a moan.
“H-Harder” You keened, as he pulled you closer to him, leaning over you to sink his teeth into your neck. “M-More, please.” You could hear his breathing in your ear, a comforting sound, and your body shivered. Goodness, you loved him.
Oh shit. You loved him.
And more than just a little bit.
His thrusts were hard, fast, his intention clear. There was a clear desperation in the atmosphere, perhaps brought about by absence, perhaps by something else. You were already so on edge. He seemed to take you apart so fast, so easily.
Still time seemed relative. With him there was never enough time, you never had enough. You were insatiable.
Your eyes opened, and your shallow breathes turned to pants. A sound not unlike a sob left your throat as you reached your climax, a tidal wave of emotions cascading over you. Tears threatened to brim in your eyes as you felt him stiffen, heard the low moan leave his throat, his warmth filling you.
“A-ahhh.” You whimpered as he pulled out, your whole body trembling. He noticed your weakness helped you over, lying you flat on your back again.
“You’re a pretty little mess.” He dressed himself quickly, letting you catch your breath. His gaze never once left your face, even as you pulled your clothes back on, sitting up in the car. His look lingered long enough to the point where you had to look away, feeling bashful under his gaze.
“I thought we were over that.” He pulled you back to him, pressing his lips against yours in a searing kiss. “It’s odd for someone who was moaning so wantonly before to be so shy after the fact.” He chuckled, openly the door to the car, pulling you out with him. That only made you blush harder.
“It doesn’t seem like your Yukimura came looking for you.”
“No, it doesn’t.” He trailed a hand down your neck. “Lucky us.”
Right, lucky you.
An awkward moment passed, before you shrugged, stepping away.
“I guess I should go find Oichi.” You sighed, glancing at him. “Oh, and Professor, can I schedule an appointment for this week?”
“To what do I owe the honor, little lady?” His tone was dry, like he could already see where this was going.
“Just academic issues, sir.” You smiled at him, a mischievous look.
“Come during office hours.” he pressed a finger to your forehead. “And without the scent of dog clinging to you.”
Oh he had been jealous.
He turned on his heels, lighting a cigarette and taking a drag.
“I’ll see you around.”
Oichi took one look at you after you finally found her, still in the bar, and groaned.
“Oh come on! How did you manage to get laid?”
“It was the glitter. Oichi.” You giggled, pulling her into a hug. “Couldn’t have done it without you.”