rose up from correcting assignments at this desk, his eyes confused to the
sudden voice but when he noticed you leaning against the doorframe to the
classroom, a smile grew on his otherwise tired face.
princess.” His attention went back to his work, and in the corner of his eye he
could see you close the door before approaching him. You touched the light
wooden surface of his desk, your fingers caressing over his hand and up his arm
that was covered by his baby blue dress shirt.
eyes landed on his face, a curious expression came to your features and a
gutted feeling ran down past your spine.
okay? You don’t look good.” You took a seat on the available spot on his desk
and crossed your arms. He shook his head tired and looked up at you with a
miserable expression, the bags under his eyes clear and in a mix of purple
blue. The outlines of his eyes were pure red, along with his lips that were dry
and his hair was tousled. It was clear he had tried to style it but giving up
in the end.
get much sleep last night because I was correcting assignments. My sleep hasn’t
been that great lately and I think it affects my immune system. I’m rarely sick
but I think I’m in the starter pack of getting a bad cold.” He ran his hands
down his face and sighed.
you’re just a bit stressed. I get that too.” You removed his hands from his
face took look at him.
know. Maybe I just need to take a small break.” He caressed your hand with a
small smile, happy you were so worried and caring about him. It was something
he needed in stressing period, so many things going on at the moment with
assignments, preparing for his teacher exams and still trying to make time for
you so happy today?” He changed the subject and pushed out his chair, clapping
his hands on his lap in invitation.
down at him and pulled your phone out of your back pocket before taking a seat
down on his lap. He wrapped his arms around you and leaned his head on your
shoulder, looking down curious to what you had to show him.
gallery on your phone you pressed on the first picture in the folder, showing
it to Luke with a proud smile. He grabbed your phone to get a better look,
furrowing his eyebrows and observed the picture.
consisted of you taking a picture in a full mirrored reflection, cutting the
picture where your neck was showing. The dress you were wearing was white,
silver patterns to secure the waist and around the chest to create an almost
heart shaped form. The dress was long, almost comparing to snow and covering
your whole body, but still tight around the waist to show your curves.
it?” Luke asked dumb-folded, and you rolled your eyes because of his unawareness.
prom dress! My dad and I ordered it a month ago but it got lost in the mail and
we almost feared it wouldn’t show up before prom! But when my mom opened the
mail this morning the package was there and she hurried up to my room to show
me! I was five minutes late for first class because I had to try it on but it
was worth it!”
in on the dress while you explained, getting a better look of it and smiled
softly by your excited eyes, “It’s very beautiful. Looks great on you even
though I can’t see your gorgeous face.”
didn’t want my face with it because my hair is so nasty today. I honestly have
no idea what I’m gonna do with it tomorrow like prom is one day away and I
still don’t know what makeup, hair and shoes I’m gonna wear. Talk about being
stressed.” You laughed by your own words and placed your phone on top of his
desk before locking it.
“So who are
you going with?”
It was like
everything froze. The time, your breathing and it even felt like your heart
wasn’t pounding any longer. Your whole body stiffened, and Luke’s eyes widened
by the question he just asked, almost regretting it but he wanted to know.
over at him with no expression on your face, your eyebrows furrowing and your
mouth switching between opening and closing, like you wanted to say something
but didn’t really know what or how to. Luke shifted in his seat and leaned back
to get a full look of it, and that was when he realized it.
didn’t expect me to go with you, did you?” Luke tried to brush off his
awkwardness. He didn’t want to hurt you with his question but it happened
glanced towards him, but they traced away fast towards the window again, the
rain pouring down, not violently but still enough to make every palm outside
heavy with water.
course not.” You almost stammered, looking down at your lap and fiddled with
your fingers, a feeling of insecurity going down your spine. His eyes tried to
meet yours, but you did everything in your power to avoid his baby blue eyes.
Y/N,” Luke laughed awkwardly, trying his best to lighten up your mood, “You’re
not joking with me are you? A student and a teacher as a prom date? Doesn’t
that scream pedophilia right in the second? What did you expect?”
expect anything. I honestly don’t know why it didn’t realize I couldn’t take
you to prom.” You stood up awkwardly from his lap, fiddling with the sleeves of
our sweater. A frown appeared on Luke’s face by your action and he swung his
chair to the left to look at you.
don’t have a prom date?”
“No Luke I
don’t have a prom date! I’m going alone to my last prom as a Senior.” You
whispered the last part below your breath, furiousness creeping up your spine.
This was gonna be a huge embarrassment to you, everyone had a date! All
students had rushed around between each other to find a solid partner, the
jocks running around the cheerleaders to snatch one.
raise your tone at me, that isn’t my responsibility! You could have just thought
things through instead of expecting something that’s not gonna happen!”
widened by Luke’s sudden tone and he stood up from his chair and crossed his
“Oh I am
sorry that I expected to go with the love my life for my last prom! I am sorry
that I live in a world where love isn’t acceptable between a student and a
teacher because rules are rules and if you break them you’re fucking screwed. I
am sorry that I had at least a bit of hope in this shit situation we’ve put
understand why you’re so angry Y/N! And why you’re somehow indirectly me for
you not having a date!” Luke’s eyes widened and his hands flew in the air to
didn’t want anyone else to be my date besides you, Luke! And to hear that’s not
gonna happen makes me so incredibly angry and sad at the same time and I’m
sorry it’s affecting you too!” You almost yelled.
Matty? Doesn’t he need a partner too?” Luke lifted up the sleeves of his dress
does, and in fact he has one too! EVERYONE has a partner Luke and I’m gonna be
the one sitting by the edge of my porch in my prom dress, deciding not to go
because I will be all alone by myself!”
“I am so
sorry Y/N but even if you beg me, I can’t go with you! It’s against the school
rules.” Luke breathed heavily through his nose while speaking, and you clenched
your jaw and exhaled deeply.
and being intimate with your student in the middle of a detention isn’t?”
you took the line too far but you said it anyways. Luke’s body tensed by your
words, his eyes burning with fire and his jaw clenching while he stared at you
with wide eyes. His heart was pounding so fast he was sure you could hear it.
“Luke, I am
sorry I shouldn’t have-“
it Y/N.” He said quietly, disappointment clear on his face and he glanced over
his shoulder to look at his phone, wanting to see the time.
what? I’m not gonna show up at all. I was supposed to be a part of the
teacher’s crew to make sure nothing major would happen, but when you’re gonna
be like this fine. Instead I’m gonna spend my Friday night correcting all the
crappy assignments I have in stacks at my desk. Now would you have me excused,
I’ve got work to do.”
saying another word Luke turned around on his heel, sat back own on his chair
and totally ignored your presence. It was like a rock hitting your heart hard
and sinking it down to your stomach.
You had to
leave before the sob escaped your lips so you did. Hurrying towards the door,
ripping it open and being met by a crowded area of students hanging around the
lockers, switching out books or just chatting before the break would be over
and next class would start.
people to get away from everything you were prevented when someone grabbed your
arm and pulled your back against the locker.
where is it burning?” Matty asked worried with a hint of confusion in his eyes.
nothing, Matty.” You argued and tried to pry his arm off you, but he remained
tight in his grip. The glare he sent you told that he wouldn’t let go before
you would tell him what was going on in your mind.
“Luke and I
fought seconds ago.” Matty finally let go of your arm to cross his arms with
furrowed eyebrows and a curious expression on his face features. “About what? You
seem so upset, I could feel it as soon as you walked out of the classroom.”
“God when I
think about it I’m so stupid.” You ran a hand through your hair annoyed and almost
wanted to bang your fist against the crimson red locker next to you. “I somehow
have been expecting him to be my date for prom and when the realization of not
going with him hit me I somehow… Freaked at him a bit, in real Y/N style.”
Matty commented and bit his fist. “But Y/N, why in the world did you expect him
to be your prom date?”
know, Matty! That’s the million dollar question!”
“Well, I assume
it’s because you don’t see him as a teacher but just your boyfriend… But what
happened then? He can’t be mad just because of that.” You sighed by Matty’s
words and looked down at your fiddled fingers.
up talking about how it was against the school rules and as dumb as I fucking
am, I accidently confronted him about the fact that kissing a student in the
middle of a classroom would probably be much more rule breaking than anything
Y/N.” Matty cursed under his breath and ran a hand through his dark brown
locks. He looked down at you with a sympathetically smile before wrapping you
up in his arms. “An apologize wouldn’t be an option?
know… He didn’t even want to look at me afterwards.” You mumbled into his
shirt, sighing and closing your eyes. You couldn’t even manage second period
right now, just the thought of having to hear about Mrs. Rivers talk about
rocks in geography wasn’t really appealing at the current state you were
you don’t have a prom date?” Matty asked shocked, pulled you away from his
chest but remained his hands on your arms to get a fully look of you.
remind me. Prom is tomorrow, how am I supposed to find someone within hours?” You
chewed on his bottom lip before a smile grew on his lips. He looked at you like
he had the most brilliant idea in his mind, the small lamp on top of his head brighten
up like in cartoons.
there’s a single dude standing in front of you.” He smirked. You furrowed your
eyebrows confused by his sudden words.
are you talking about? Weren’t you supposed to go with Crystal from drama?”
I was practicing how to ask her out in the men’s room a few days ago?” You
nodded your head a bit confused to his question but clearly remembering the
I was too late. Apparently Mr. Jeremy ‘You
can call me the new Brad Pitt’ Barker, a new former student in drama
managed to ask her before I got the chance. I was honestly planning on not
going because come on, a Senior without a prom date? I would rather spare
myself for the embarrassment. But since you’re without a date I see you and me
as an opportunity.”
his eyebrows at you seducely before blowing you a kiss. You rolled your eyes by
his behavior and smacked your fist lightly against his arm by his teasing. He
laughed by your reaction and tried to dodge your beats, holding your fist in
his huge hand to prevent more pain.
assume we’re each other’s dates now?”
your head with a bright smile on your face, and he made a fake cheer with his
arms to make you laugh even more. He stopped the action to catch his breath but
that was when his eyes widened in shock.
You asked by his sudden change of expression.
ask you out like this!” He scoffed at himself before hurrying towards one of
the doors that lead to outside and you watched him with furrowed eyebrows
outside the window. Only his mock of curls was visible from the bushes, and you
crossed your arms.
widened when he came back in, his hand filled with yellow dandelions and dirt
from the ground. He laughed by your reaction when he hurried to stand in front
of you, lifting his hand so the dandelions were right in front of your eyes.
will you please go to prom with me?”
flied up to cover your mouth by Matty’s gesture, and he was panting lightly by
the small run to get them.
Jordan Alexander McGarry you’re the weirdest person I’ve ever met.” You laughed
and took one of the dandelions from his small hurried homemade bouquet.
“I assume that
as a yes.” He smirked and walked forward when you nodded your head, pressing a kind
kiss to your cheek. When he moved back he started to move his nose weirdly and
three sneezes in a row appeared from his red nose.
“I think I
might be allergic to these.” He snorted while his eyes switched between opening
and closing. “You want them or should I throw your prom bouquet out of the door
in the nature where it belongs? I promise I’ll get you a real bouquet tomorrow,
something more extraordinary than your dad’s.”
it out, Matty, otherwise you might won’t survive for tomorrow night.” Your eyes
widened by his violent reaction to it, and he hurried towards the door to get
them out of his reach. Meanwhile you wanted to open your locker but that was
prevented when someone poked your shoulder.
You asked confused when you glanced over your shoulder to see who it was.
So I couldn’t avoid hearing yours and Matty’s conversation before.” He pointed
his thumb towards Matty outside but instead of continuing what he had to say he
furrowed his eyebrows confused. “Wait why does Matty look like someone who has
sniffed way too much cocaine?”
allergic to dandelions.”
did he just dig half of the garden outside? No wait, that’s not the point why I
wanted your attention. I couldn’t believe my ears when you admitted to Matty
that you didn’t have a prom date so here I am, asking you. Do you want to be my
prom date Y/N?”
fell by Dylan’s sudden question, your eyes wide and in the second Matty came
inside, trying to stop his nose from running with snort.
“I am sorry
Dylan but,” You hesitated, stunned by his words, “But I’m going with Rudolf the
Reindeer.” You wrapped your arm around Matty’s waist, feeling his curious eyes
stare down at you but you shrugged your shoulders and ignored him.
I should have seen that coming, of course.” Dylan looked generously sad, it was
almost like a rock hit your heart by the sight of him. “That’s cool, though. Of
course the two of you will end up together at prom I mean, it’s our last year.
Why not spend the best time of it?”
Matty nodded your head agreeing to Dylan’s words, “Actually, I heard Brittany
complain down by the water fountain. Something about how Justin deciding not to
go out with her for another cheerleader. She’s free on the market.”
eyes widened by Matty’s suggestion and he nodded his head excited by his words,
“You’ve got a point, Matty. I need to go.” He pointed his finger at him
promising before sprinting in between students, the sight of Brittany’s dark
pony tail clear from others down the hall.
that about?” One moment you don’t have any prom date and the next thing boys
are coming up to you just as soon as you’re out of my sight?” Matty crossed his
arms with a laugh.
know man. It’s so weird how much Dylan has been sweet to me lately. At first I thought
he was faking everything but now I’m starting to realize that he wants to be my
friend. Do you trust him?”
slightest.” Matty mumbled and opened his locker, trying to find his geography
books. “I don’t know Y/N, I’ll always have a bad feeling about him.” You sighed
by his words and nodded your head agreeing.
grumpy math teacher, six o’clock.” He all of the sudden warned and you looked
over your shoulder to see Luke walk out of the classroom. He didn’t look at
anything but his feet but when he approached you and Matty his eyes glanced up
you forgot your cellphone in my classroom. It was a good thing I caught up with
you here on the hallway, it would have been a bummer if you would have to find
it in the box of forgotten stuff down by the office.” With no emotion on his
face he showed your IPhone in his hand before pushing it into your chest.
Luke smiled in polite with a nod before he pushed his shoulder into yours to
get past through you, walking away and down the hallway, disappearing in the
crowd of students.
“Oh my god
that fire in his eyes.” Matty commented and scratched his chin.
wants to ignore me then so be it, I’ll back pay it. But leveling it up to the
extreme.” You crossed your arms and clenched your jaw, your heart pounding
harder by each second that passed by.
Everyone knew Paul Lahote was a hotheaded, bad-tempered young man. It only got worse when he was mature enough to shapeshift into a giant furry beast. He had to learn real control then. But it was easy for him, because all he had to do was kiss you and he was calmer than ever.
You were talking with a boy from your senior year, as you were all making preparations before prom. Paul decided to come with you and help, but he certainly didn’t like the exchange the two of you were having. There wasn’t enough space between your bodies.
So he did what Paul would do to keep calm. He marched up in between the two of you, “excuse me,” and pressed his lips hard onto yours, you taking a few steps back from shock. His hands cupped your cheeks as he kept kissing you. Your schoolmate felt awkward and left.
Hectic, probably the only word that described the 5 days leading up to prom. Most people had months to prepare for Prom, I had merely days. I spent 3 out of the 5 days running around trying to find the perfect dress. I eventually found it the day before Prom. It felt a bit weird going with a guy I barely know but Michael seemed like a nice guy. He was very quiet and kept to himself but maybe that’s what I needed, someone very low key.
The closer we got to prom, the more tension that built up between me and..well literally everyone. Jacks’ glares became more frequent and Sam was too scared to talk to me. As for everyone else, they all thought I was only going to Prom with Michael to get back at Jack, which I wasn’t! At least I thought I wasn’t. Aside from that, I was actually really looking forward to Prom, it was something I was only going to experience once so I was glad I was going in the end.
I stood in front of the mirror, running my hands down my dress, head tilted to the side. My Mom walked up behind me, smiling from ear to ear. “What?” I asked, after seeing her reflection in the mirror. She shrugged. "Nothing, I’m just so happy you’re going to Prom" She said grinning at me. “You mean you’re happy I’m going to Prom with someone besides Jack” I said smirking at her. She just chuckled in response. “You look beautiful honey” She said fixing my hair. “Thanks Mom” I said smiling into the mirror in response.
A few minutes later, the door bell rang. "That must be him" I announced making my way to the door. I opened the door with a beaming smile on my face. "Hey" I said. He looked me up and down. “Hey, you look beautiful” He said which made me blush slightly, which I never really did. “This is for you” He said handing me a corsage and placing it around my wrist. “Thanks” I said smiling back at him.
After taken enough pictures to give one to everyone in America, we finally left. "Be safe and have fun!“ Mom called after me as we got into the limo. "Sorry about her” I said embarrassed by my Mom’s excitement. "No don’t worry about it, she seems nice" He told me as we sat down.
I could feel butterflies in my stomach as we walked into the school. I don’t know why because I wasn’t nervous or overwhelmingly excited. I held on tight to Michael as we walked through the school. I gave myself a minute to take in everything. The decorations, the people, the dresses. “You okay?” Michael asked laughing as we walked through. “Oh yeah, I was just looking” I said giggling. Just then I caught a glance of the one person I didn’t want to. Jack and Sophie in the corner looking particularly cozy. My stomach dropped slightly as I watched them. His hands firmly holding her waist as her hands rested on his chest. That should have been me, that could have been me if I hadn’t messed everything up.
Well there was nothing much I could do about it now, so I might as well try and have a good time. I was so distracted by my own thoughts that I didn’t even notice Michael was still beside me. “Wanna dance?” He asked, leaning into my ear. "Sure" I said smiling back as I followed him to the dance floor.
As much as I tried, I just couldn’t make myself have a good time, as much as I wanted to. No matter what I did, or where I was, my eyes always fell to Jack and Sophie. A pit of rage and jealously was burning in my stomach and I couldn’t control it. Eventually I just couldn’t take it anymore. "Can we go outside for a while, I need some air" I asked Michael. "Sure" He said with a sweet smile. I took his hand as I led him out to the front of the school. We walked over to a patch of grace sitting out down. Just before I sat, Michael placed his jacket down under me. "Thanks" I said shooting him a grateful smile before sitting down fully. I let out a deep sigh. "Everything okay?“ Michael asked, looking at me. "Yeah, it was just getting a little stuffy in there you know?” I said turning my head to face him. “Yeah I know” He said leaning his hand on his knees.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with Jack does it?” He asked me. "No, of course not" I lied shaking my head. “Good” He said moving his hand up my thigh. I stayed still, unsure of how to react. “Feel any better?” He asked moving his hand up further. That sent a shiver up my spine, and not the good kind.
He leaned in, forcing his lips to mine. I tried to push him off but he was way to strong for me. I pushed him off abruptly. “Michael stop” I tried to say in a demanding tone but it just came out weak. He didn’t stop though, he kept pushing himself onto me so that he was now on top of me. "Stop!“ I yelled again beginning to panic. I continued to push him off me but he didn’t budge. I didn’t know what else to do so I began to scream. ”Help! Help!“ I screamed. ”Shut up! Don’t act like you don’t want it, you went out with Jack Gilinsky you should be used to it" He said in a harsh tone. I continued to scream but my voice got weaker after every cry for help. I almost gave up when someone pulled Michael off me. I tried to see through the blurred vision my tears had made for me. I looked up to see Jack standing there looking at Michael angrily.
For a moment I thought it was a dream before Jack leaned down and picked me up. “Go inside” He demanded in an infuriated tone. "No Jack don’t do something stupid" I pleaded with him. "Kendall go!“ He yelled making me jump slightly. "Dude don’t tell her what to do, we were fine” Michael alleged beginning to stand up. "Shut the fuck up!“ Jack replied to him ."Kendall inside now!” I didn’t try and argue anymore. I ran as fast as my feet could carry me into the school, too scared to look back.
Lavi paced back and forth outside the school corridor in his best red shirt and black skinny jeans, his hair actually tamed considerably well for once. In his hand he held a single white rose with the most delicate yet beautiful petals. All around people were pausing on the well manicured lawns to look at the redhead curiously and wonder what he was up to, the boy looking so nice and slightly like he was falling apart at the same time.
To be honest, Lavi had all of a sudden jumped with the idea of asking Allen to prom. Unfortunately, the redhead couldn’t get himself to ask his best friend every time he tried due to fear of rejection. Though here he was, the day before prom, preparing to ask the person he’s had a crush on for a while now to go with him. Someone he didn’t even know if they’d be okay with it let alone say yes.
Just as he was about to chicken out for the millionth time and leave he saw the white haired boy bounding down the steps of the school. It was far too late to turn away now, Allen was already on his way over. Lavi quickly hid the rose behind his back and plastered on his ‘I’m trying not to pee myself out of nervousness’ smile that honestly just looked extremely suspicious.
I’m doing a project on the subject of proms and homecoming dances and the amount of prep that goes into them, so I’d really appreciate it if you guys could tell me about your experiences!
What I’m looking to find out is:
How stressful was preparing for prom?
Is prom a big deal in your country/school?
Any crazy/over the top prep/prom stories?
What kind of guidelines did use when buying a dress?
What kind of expectations/stigma were there in terms of bringing a date/being asked to prom?
What did you actually do at prom? Was it what you expected?
And lastly, if you didn’t go/didn’t have a prom, what have you heard about it?
I’d love as much detail as possible! You can send me the answers in asks/fanmails :) And you don’t have to answer every question, I’m just trying to do a bit of wider research, because I only have a UK perspective :)
But what if all these recycled Stydia moments lead up to Stiles realizing that its Lydia who he truly wants to be with. Like maybe they prepare for prom or a dance or something and Stiles is taking Malia while Lydia finds someone to go with like Liam or something and maybe when Stiles is dancing with Malia he glances over to Lydia where she is setting alone just like she was in season one. Maybe Stiles then goes over to Lydia and says a certain line like “get off your cute little ass and dance with me now” and- I should right a fanfic I’m sorry
Prom preparations have me feeling like I’ve completely lost touch with reality. Simpson is exhausted from all of my requests, my room is in shambles from my multiple dream boards, and I’m operating on roughly eight hours of sleep. At least prom will be absolutely perfect.
Ivan and Star’s preparations for prom hadn’t… quite gone as smoothly as hoped. While nobody else seemed to have commented on it, it was kind of difficult for Star to miss the fact that Ivan was quite suddenly and inexplicably without his stutter, and while the Searchbot had insisted it’d just rectified itself, Star had had his suspicions.
Thankfully things had cooled down a little by the time they reached the event, and Ivan couldn’t help but raise his eyebrows a little at how atmospheric the whole place was. As far as he was concerned, it was quite the improvement over last year’s crude boat party. It was also an excuse to wear the outfit he’d worn to a past event again, which consisted of a green military uniform, a similarly coloured peaked cap and a pair of white gloves.
“Goodness, this is certainly elaborate, isn’t it.” he said to his date, acknowledging Plant with a nod and a quick smile as they passed. “A lot nicer than last year’s setting, I’d say.” He smiled, but part of him couldn’t help but hope nobody thought he was in his “other mode” during the party. That was usually the only time anyone heard him without his stutter, after all…
I’ve taken on a responsibility of helping out with prom preparations, and I’m tasked with getting votes on a theme from the upperclassmen. With that said, I’m opening the floor for suggestions. Be warned, anything tasteless will be immediately thrown out by yours truly. So don’t even try it.