“We have enough apples to feed a small army. My god.” You lean against your boyfriend’s silver Chevy pickup, chuckling as he loads the last bag into the bed of his truck.
“Between the two of us and each of our growing rascals, they’ll be gone in no time, baby.” Jensen hooks his muscular arm around your neck, then pulls you close to peck your temple.
You and Jensen are having a busy, fun filled day at Barton Hill Farm in Austin. His daughter JJ and your son Brandon are both having a blast participating in all of the Fall activities that it has to offer. And to be honest so are you, this is hands down your favorite time of year and you can’t wait until it’s Halloween.
“It’s still a lot of apples…” You mutter under your breath, peeling off your jacket to welcome the chill that’s in the air.
a Robert Downey Jr. x Reader oneshot, written by @clareae
trigger: Just all around fluffff!
word count: 1928
summary: AU: Robert is single and reader is an actress who is not originally from United States. Reader is one of Hollywood’s leading actresses and she finally landed a role with Robert Downey Jr. The movie’s casting is on 2015, but since Robert had commitments to Marvel (filming Civil War and also doing press tours), filming had to be postponed to 2016. Post-production was done by December 2016 and the release of the movie was on 2017. Everyone loved the chemistry between the two of you, but little did they know, more things are going on behind the scenes.
a/n: It baffles me how there are so little RDJ fanfics out there. And I’ve written so much Tony in the past few days (including the upcoming ICMYLM! Who’s excited?). Although I have no regrets, I thought I’d mix stuff up; so have a Robert Downey Jr. one shot (: because RDJ and Tony are basically the same person, haha.
Robert was offered a role in his friend’s–the director’s–new romance movie. But even if he wasn’t interested, the director would love for him to become the producer of this movie. It has been a while since Robert starred in a simple romance movie; although he was intrigued, he was also a bit hesitant. But he agreed to produce it, so he thought he’d come to one of the auditions to see if he really wanted the lead role. Since he had already read the script and he had about half an hour he decided to read lines with some of the actresses.
He had already watched six actresses and read lines with three until you came in. He decided to read lines with you too, and after a few lines he was actually pleased with the chemistry sparking between the two of you. He also purposely did a few improvisations, and he was impressed by how you were able to keep up.
Just after you left, Robert said to the director, “I’m in if she’s in.” And just like that, you were his new co-star and your life changed in a whirlwind after that.
You were standing in front of the mirror, holding your hair up as your stylist clasped the dainty gold necklace around your neck, when there’s a knock on the door followed by a notice from a stage crew, “Five minutes to Mr. Downey’s air, Miss (Y/L/N).” Although you were joining Robert for the interview after his individual one with Ellen, you told the crew you needed to see him before he went on.
“I’ll be right there,” you called. You exited the room soon after and saw Robert already standing in the backstage area, talking to a crew.
“Hey,” he greeted you, giving your cheek a kiss.
This was the second interview that will promote the movie just before the it is released in theatres, and you and Robert both were invited to the Ellen Show. Although it wasn’t your first time being here, you still get nervous on talk shows–afraid you’re going to say something you shouldn’t or trip when you enter.
“Nervous?” He asked.
“A tiny bit, but nothing I can’t handle,” you smiled as you slipped something into the inner pocket of his suit jacket and winked. He smiled knowingly, and then Ellen announced Robert’s name. He walked into the studio and you sat down on the chair provided while you watched him have the interview, talking about his personal life, work, and his take on this movie as producer and lead role. Then after it was done, they went to commercial break.
After they were back, Ellen finally announced your name. You gathered your confidence and walked out of the backstage, waving at the audience and gave Ellen a hug and kiss before Robert, and then sat down on the sofa next to him.
“Hi! Good to see you!” Ellen began.
“Good to see you. Thank you for having me,” you replied.
“Yeah, glad to be here too,” Robert joined in, earning a small laugh from the audience.
“So, you two are here to promote the movie. Tell us what the movie is about,” she prompted.
“You wanna take this?” Robert asked you.
You shook your head, “No, you go,” you told him, your voice low.
Just before Robert spoke, Ellen interrupted for a bit, “Wait, why don’t you want to tell the story?” She asked you, causing you to laugh. “Are you ashamed of it…or?” The host pressed on with her signature mischievous smile.
Recovering from your laugh you said, “No, no. It’s nothing like that. It’s just that-,” you paused to giggle a bit and then continued, “I do such a terrible job at explaining it. I give away things I shouldn’t give away, or when I try to be vague, people ended up not understanding it. So it’s always his job to explain it,” you explained.
As always, Robert did a good job at explaining things. It’s vague, and mostly people wouldn’t completely get it until they watch it but they understand the general idea, and he’s doing so much better than you would have.
“See, I don’t get that,” Ellen joked and shook her head, causing the entire studio to laugh.
“Well, that’s why you have to go see the movie,” Robert shrugged.
“That’s true,” Ellen replied. “Now, (Y/N), you’ve played several movies before, how is this movie different to the ones you’ve starred in before? I mean, we talked about this with Robert a while ago; obviously, it’s different than playing Iron Man. What about you?” She asked.
“Well, I’ve done drama and romance movies, but I’ve also done action-packed movies before too; spy, sci-fi, thriller…” you were interrupted by Robert a little bit,
“Yeah, and I’m Iron Man,” the man declared, getting hoots and cheers from the audience.
You chuckled before continuing, “It’s different from those because with these types of movies, you don’t shoot in front of a green screen that much–if not, at all–and you don’t get as many bruises,” you said, earning a chuckle from Robert who seem to be able to relate. “And since you are always face-to-face with a real life human…” you glanced at your co-star. “The expressions are easier to get right because they’re natural. You don’t have to fake-cry or fake-scream at a dummy that will be put in CGI later.”
“Not that you didn’t fake cry in this movie,” he hinted.
“That’s true,” you nodded to him.
“Now he’s the one giving away stuff,” Ellen pointed at Robert, causing the two of you to laugh.
“And there’s a lot of improv in this…this movie,” Robert continued, and you nodded in agreement. “Because, you know, you want to get the right chemistry and the right emotions, so sometimes you just gotta say things that are not in the script. The first time she auditioned, she did this improv thing with me and it turned out really great. That’s why I wanted her in this movie,” Robert told the story of your first encounter together.
“Well then you have him to thank for the role,” Ellen said to you, pointing to Robert again.
“Yes, I do. I’ve told him that several times,” you nodded.
“But you know she was already incredible from the start. She was already up there, you know? Top three candidate for this movie,” Robert said.
“But his opinion is what sealed the deal,” you added, placing a hand on his lap and Robert just smiled sheepishly. You knew the bigger part of why the directors cast you for the movie was because Robert wanted you to be there, or else someone else could’ve been in your shoes, and the whirlwind turn that is your life would have been experienced by someone else.
“Hey, by the way, I saw that your family is in town,” Ellen started up a new topic.
“They are!” You got excited talking about your family. “They came to see the movie,” you said. That wasn’t completely the reason why they were here, but you weren’t obligated to share everything.
“Yeah. Uh huh,” Ellen nodded with suspicion. “They’re not here for like…anything else?” She asked.
The question caused your heart to skip a beat, but you had to maintain your composure. Robert was already smiling but he remained silent. Ever since the movie was announced people had been anticipating it so much, and since you and Robert were the two lead actors, naturally everyone shipped you two so much. Photos of you and Robert on set showed up everywhere, along with photos of the two of you going out to lunch or dinner while the movie is in production. Of course, it was easy just to say that it was all just two co-workers hanging out for the sake of the movie and nothing else.
“Well, you know, it’s summer. So, the nieces and nephews can come and they can just have a great vacation here. And I haven’t seen them in a while, I’ve missed them quite a lot,” you tried to come up with excuses.
“But no special occasion, whatsoever? She asked, her huge blue eyes staring you down which made you blush and in result you were laughing because you were shy. The question made you wonder whether Ellen knew something.
“The premiere was a special occasion,” you finally said after regaining your composure and stopped laughing. “They were so excited to see the movie. My parents have never went to a premiere before so it was exciting for me that they were able to come and I can introduce them to a lot of people.”
“Yeah, and so that they can be there for the engagement,” Robert chimed in. Everyone froze for a split second before the audience erupted in cheers and claps. Ellen’s jaw dropped and she clapped slowly at you two before standing up to hug and congratulate both of you.
Although filming was postponed to 2016, you and Robert had been in touch since the day he was in your auditions. The two of you started dating officially in the middle of 2015 when you and him were in the same place during his shoot for the Civil War movie. And his proposal to you two weeks ago was actually quite simple, considering how ostentatious he can be. Granted, he did fly your entire family to LA without you knowing and proposed to you on a rooftop, but other than that it was actually kept on the low.
“Wait, so where’s the ring?” she asked, peeking at your ring finger where a diamond ring should be.
Robert reached his hand into the inner pocket of his suit and pulled out the halo-setting, round, white diamond engagement ring you had slipped into his pocket for safekeeping backstage, prompting another loud cheer from the audience. Being the eccentric Robert Downey Jr. that he is, he got scooted from the chair and got down on one knee, and slipped the ring in your finger. That earned another loud cheer from the audience; the two of you laughed at his antics as he sat back down.
“You two are sneaky! I didn’t even know you guys were together; how long were you together?” Ellen asked.
“Officially it’s been almost two years. We’ve been seeing each other since the auditions. But since filming had to be postponed, we didn’t see each other again until it was when she happen to be in Atlanta as when I was shooting Civil War. It just went from there.” Robert said. All the speculations of the two of you dating have been left unanswered, but today they were very much confirmed. Although it’s hard to date quietly because of your professions, you were quite proud to have kept it a secret until now.
“When’s the wedding?” Ellen asked.
“We haven’t decided yet,” you said, and it was true, but Robert had to butt in as usual.
“January 2018,” he emphasized on every syllable.
“Apparently we have decided. January 2018,” you told Ellen and the entire studio laughed again. “Wait, really, though? I’m more of an autumn girl,” you turned to your fiance.
“Well that means October 2017,” Robert corrected himself. Another laugh from the audience.
“That’s not enough time to plan,” you argued.
“I really just wanna get married,” he said.
Ellen was shaking her head at the two of you. “Well, while they continue to plan their wedding, we have to cut to commercial. We’ll be back,” she said to the camera.
Frabble Friday - Could you do a drabble where your married/engaged with Owen Grady and he doesn’t you out training any animals but you do anyway? Thx!
You watched Owen cooking in the kitchen area and you walked out of the bedroom to him and put your arms round his waist.
“I love you,” You say.
“I love you too,” He tells you and you smile, pulling away and walking to the small table you had to eat at.
“You’re not ready for work yet then?” You ask, observing his body that only wore a pair of boxers.
“Yeah, I wanted to cook you something first,” He says, still not looking round, but when he does he sees your usual denim shorts, vest under a tied bottom shirt with the sleeves rolled up to your elbows and your combat boots.
“Don’t start,” You say to him as you twist the engagement ring round your finger.
“(Y/N) I told you I don’t want you to do any training with the dinosaurs,” He says and you roll your eyes.
“If I want to I can,” You tell him and he sighs, “Stop trying to protect me all the time,”
“We’re engaged, I want to marry you, I don’t want to have to bury to before we’re even at the alter,” He says and you roll your eyes.
“You know you’re a drama queen?” You ask and he sighs.
“I’m your protector (Y/N),” He says and you nod.
“I know, but I can protect myself, and what am I supposed to do all day if you’re out with your raptors and I’m stuck in here?” You ask and he looks at you.
“You should come with me and meet the Raptor squad,” He says and you sigh.
“Another day, for now I just want my breakfast and to go to work,” You tell him and he places the scrabbled eggs on toast in front of you.
You eat up and he eats his own and before you know it you’re both ready to head out.
“Are you dropping me off or do I need to take the car because you’re still in a mood?” You ask when you get outside and he sighs and turns quickly on his heel.
He pulls you into him and looks into your eyes.
“I love you, and I’ve decided I’m not stopping you from doing what you love, but I need you to be extra careful,” He says and you nod, a smile on your face.
“I love you too,” You say and he smiles.
He reaches down and he plants a soft kiss on your lips.
i’m on a little bit of a wedding bender here, followers — sometimes i just get caught up in the romance and beauty of bridal finds on etsy!! and sometimes, i find a shop that runs the gamut of many wedding-y categories. davieandchiyo is one of these shops!! from engagement and wedding rings to veils, headpieces, and other accessories, you’ll start swooning from the first listing. promise :)
one more pair of engagement rings for you all today — shopclementine’s traditional and simple bezel setting is the perfect accent to these two alternative-hue diamonds: grey or black. swooning hardcore.
okay, there are only two things that “something round and golden” could be
• the gold medal for the grand prix final
• or an engagEMENT RING
• OR BOTH
yes you read that right, it’s both. here’s my mini theory
I have also realized since Victor’s birthday is ON CHRISTMAS, it could well be that for Christmas Yuri will get the gold medal. but for Viktor’s birthday, he will PROPOSE WITH THAT ROUND GOLDEN ENGAGEMENT RING