so remember in carry on when penny tries to use "U Cant Touch This" as a defense spell? well in fangirl Cath loves Kanye music so you can bet she likes that song and thats where the idea came from sorry i dont make the rules
also, penny used that spell against the dragon, but it didn’t work. you know why?
Every now and then Baz will look at me with this expression that I’ve come to know as his plotting face. His eyes will narrow just slightly, and his chin will tilt up just a little, and there’ll be a tiny crease between his eyebrows, and this cloudy look in his eyes, like he’s deep in thought even while he looks straight at me.
Like I said. Plotting face.
Sometimes I catch him watching me in class with the plotting face. On those days he usually ends up picking a fight with me up in our room. Probably to throw me off my guard. I’ve seen him give me the plotting face while I’m carelessly shoving down food in the dining hall, as though he’ll find some way to use my awful table manners against me. (Maybe poison.) That day that he forged the note from Agatha and I came back in the early morning shivering, cheeks red from the cold and hair dusted with snow, he blatantly stared across the room with his plotting face.
‘Maybe that’s just his face,’ Penny says. ‘He has resting plotting face.’
‘If he has resting plotting face, it’s because he’s always plotting,’ I say.
I’ve learned to recognise the plotting face. I never know what he’s up to, so he’s always a few steps ahead, but at least this way I can know when he’s up to something. (Which is pretty much always.)
-Zachary’s little hoof hands when he says “riding in style”
-Sky going limp legged when he says “a leg of lamb”
-Nico trying to shoot josh with his slingshot when he walks Stephanie onstage in Banner.
-Dan tying Zachary’s shoe.
-JOSHS QUICK CHANGE FROM DARCY TO JOJO DURING BANNER.
-Chaz scratching his fleas.
-Ben and Zachary play fighting.
-Bens little “earthquake or a war” dance.
-Stephen giving DeMarius a piggy back ride.
-Zachary riding in on the wagon.
-Vincent’s reaction to seeing the theatre the first time.
-Angela’s fourth wall breaks during that’s rich.
-all of the boys as theater goers.
-Jack hitting Julian with his bag.
-DeMarius’ mouth hanging open till Sky drags him away after seeing the new newsies price.
-Josh staring down the Delancey’s during Dan’s speech.
-the smiles and waves when Dan says “wadda ya call these guys.”
-Dan’s little disco after writing strike on the board.
-Chaz diving to congratulate Vincent after “he got it”.
-Josh’s reaction to “most auspicious manner”.
-Stephanie on “and let’s pray it does”.
-Sky’s “what the hell! my fadda’s gonna kill me anyway!”
-Ben going cross-eyed during the leapfrog"
-Ben’s little fist pump after Josh’s layout.
-Jeff dragging Mike face down across the stage during the fight.
-Josh being hauled offstage upside down in the wagon.
-Dan penguin sliding downstage on his stomach.
-Chaz’s smile on “I won’t be last in line for the tub tonight!”
-Jeff teasing Ben with the line “you made the front page and you ain’t even dead”.
-Vincent pushing Sky when he calls out Jack.
-👏🏻BEN’S WHOLE ERSTER SEQUENCE👏🏻
-Sky’s reaction to Ben’s hug.
-DeMaruis looking confused af.
-Sky fanning himself with a paper then laying back on a chair during “blowing my dough and going deluxe”.
-DeMarius making faces behind Jacob’s back.
-CHAZ AND JULIANS SPOON BATTLE.
-Ben’s little shrug during his table tap solo.
-The excitement when Stephanie mentions drinking, and the disappointment when she explains what she meant.
-Chaz’s little “pee their pantsies” dance".
-Jacob’s singsongy “above the fooollldddd”.
-how Jacob wanders away after “we’re inevitable”.
-Jacob shaking his head after Vincent says “she’s a plum”.
-Dan calling Jacob “smart enough to get a padded room”.
-JACOBS VOICE CRACKING WHEN HE SAYS “ITS NOT ABOUT PENNYS”.
-the collective “ooooooohhh” by the audience when Steve calls Stephanie his daughter.
-Steve’s “then they know I don’t care”.
-THE BROOKLYN NEWSIES TRYING TO LOOK TOUGH BUT THEY’RE STILL ALL LIL BEANS.
-Chaz’s *angry* face.
-Ben getting sooo into it.
-Jeff putting a hold on the applause.
-Jacob’s awkward little clap while giving his speech.
-Stephanie’s “I didn’t lie!.. I didn’t tell you everything!”
-Jack’s “and proud to be a part of your revolution”.
-THE PAPER TOSSING.
-the little stomp they all do at the end of once and for all.
-Dan’s “it’s a compromise we can all live with”.
-Ben jumping up and down after Dan announces they won.
-ALL OF THE BOYS REACTIONS WHEN DAN AND STEPHANIE KISS.
ITS ALL OF THE LITTLE THINGS THAT THE ENSEMBLE DOES THAT MAKE THE SHOW WHAT IT IS. DON’T THINK THAT GOES UNNOTICED.
We’re not supposed to have food in our rooms. It’s one of Watford’s most ignored
rules. It’s never enforced, and if the
rooms themselves have anything to say about it, they tend to keep their mouths
everyone I’ve talked to has some sort of stash in their wardrobe or under their
bed. Agatha loves her sherbet lemons,
and Penny has a seemingly endless supply of licorice hidden in a locked
cupboard. Only she knows the whereabouts
of the key, assuming she’s telling the truth and there is a key at all. As for me, I keep at least two mint Aero bars
tucked away at all times, though it seems no matter where I hide them, Baz
always manages to find them. Further
evidence of vampiric senses, if you ask me.
is more of a bring-food-from-the-dining-hall-into-the-room kind of person than
a secret stash person, at least I’ve never seen any evidence of a stash. I have to wonder what sort of things Baz
would keep hidden away. Rats maybe,
still alive to keep their blood warm for when he gets peckish. But then again, I would probably have noticed
something like that.
don’t know how he always manages to get food up to the room unnoticed, but I
also know he’s on a first-name basis with Cook Pritchard, so maybe he gets
he appears in the door this evening, tall and silent as ever, he’s holding a
steaming mug of tea. I don’t say
anything about it, I know better at this point.
He’ll just snap at me.
crosses the room and sets the mug down on his nightstand, dropping down to his
bed and uncurling to his back. I raise
an eyebrow at him, stretched out like a cat.
“What’s with you?” I muse.
throws a glance my way. “What?”
dunno, you’re just being… weird.”
you for your opinion, Snow, it’s entirely uncalled for as usual.”
roll my eyes. “Forget I said anything.”
turn back to my textbook with a scowl. Serves me right for trying to start casual
conversation, though maybe I was a bit rude about it. At least I can say I tried.
lays there on his bed for another moment or so, staring up at the ceiling,
breathing slowly and deeply like this is the first time he’s properly filled
his lungs in weeks. I glance at my
watch. I’m supposed to meet Penny in the
library to study in half an hour, I don’t need to go just yet.
Baz stands, he takes a detour on his way to the bathroom to reach over and flip
my book out of my hands.
the hell is wrong with you?” I call after him, but he responds simply by
slamming the door in my face.
Baz. Simple, stupid, but effective. Like a playground bully.
wonder if he gets any actual joy out of it.
heat of my anger is already fading, but it still frustrates me that he’s been
getting away with this kind of abuse all our lives and nothing I do ever seems
to deter him. It’s like he’s a giant and
I’m a pissed-off ant, biting and crawling and trying to hurt him, only to be
flicked away by a giant indifferent finger.
mug on the bedside table catches my eye, steam still curling off the tea. He hasn’t taken a sip yet, which is
surprising. Usually he drinks the stuff
practically straight out of the kettle, like it isn’t scalding his entire
throat on the way down. Maybe it’s not,
maybe that’s some obscure vampire thing.
Or maybe he’s just a prat that wants to look tough.
lightbulb that goes off in my head is almost audible as I watch the steam dance
above the mug.
my wand from the sheets beside me, I stand from my bed as quietly as I can and
tiptoe across to Baz’s nightstand, wincing with every creak from the
floorboards. The tea is that perfect
smooth colour, brown and soft with cream and sugar. Sparing a fleeting glance at the bathroom
door, I dip my wand down so that the tip just barely breaks the surface of the
tea, sending ripples floating away from the intrusion.
more salt,” I murmur in as soft a voice as I can manage, pushing the
crackle of magic from the base of my neck down through my wand arm and into the
was that, Snow?” Baz calls from the other side of the door. There’s a sudden splash of the sink.
didn’t say anything, twat,” I call back, carefully bringing my wand over my
mouth and letting the stream of droplets fall onto my tongue. It’s flowers and cream and… salt. Definitely salt.
smirk as I return to my bed. Mission
Baz re-emerges, I pull my textbook closer so he can’t knock it away again. I try to look appropriately engrossed. He doesn’t pause at the door, just goes
straight back to his bed, and though I can’t see his face in my periphery, it
seems as though he doesn’t suspect anything.
Needs more salt isn’t a proper spell,
per say. More of a charm. Penny says that spells occur when the words
play the biggest role. They are usually
well-known sayings or lyrics, things that carry a little bit of their own
magic, which makes them the easiest for beginning mages to master. Charms are different, harder to control. The power of a charm doesn’t lie in the words
but in the intent. The magic comes
entirely from the mage. Often charms
come out as accidents, when something is said with so much feeling that magic
simply slips in.
is quite good at charms, at putting magic into whichever words she
chooses. She insists that anything can be a charm with enough
Baz reaches for his tea, I can’t help but watch.
sure hope Penny is right.
raises the mug to his lips and takes the first sip.
features freeze like he isn’t quite sure how to arrange them.
a beat he lowers the cup and stares at it like it’s a puzzle, his brow
beginning to furrow.
takes another thoughtful sip, and this time the tiny curl of his lip betrays a
hint of disgust.
make sure to be staring back down at my book when he turns his gaze on me. I feel it burn into the top of my head, and
the burn spreads to my cheeks as I try not to crack.
still feel his eyes on me as he takes a long, pointed drink from the mug.
glance back at my watch. It’s still too
early, but Penny will probably be in the library already, and I don’t know how
long I can handle Baz’s stare.
close my book and stuff it in my bag, wearing what I hope is a neutral
expression and not a beet-red blush. I
stand from my bed and slip into my shoes.
I see him take another sip. When
I look at him, he’s still watching me, and his face is surprisingly clear for
someone drinking salted tea out of spite.
not fully sure which one of us is the winner here.
halfway out the door when I decide to break the tension.
Fool’s,” I state like it’s a simple good-bye before I shut the door.
two stairs down as he yells “IT’S NOT EVEN FUCKING APRIL YOU TWAT!”
A/N: featuring selectively mute!Simon and soft!Baz
- - Simon - -
I don’t think I’ve ever been in the library before, but I have no idea where Penny is and this is my last reasonable idea (the next one being that she’s gone for a swim in the lake, but seeing as it’s about 10 degrees out, this is my last hope).
I walk in and start to call for her before being angrily shushed by a grouchy looking lady behind the desk. “Oops,” I whisper – well, try to whisper, which Penny says is basically a normal talking voice for anyone else when I’m in ‘loud mode’ as she calls it– “sorry, but have you seen my friend Penny?” The lady just glares at me and puts her finger against her lip, so I shrug and decide to just wander the shelves and try and find her myself. Too loud, I mentally rebuke myself. I’m always either too loud or too quiet. The only time I’m okay is when I’m with Penny. She’s good at letting me know. ‘Too loud, Simon,’ she’ll say, or ‘I can’t hear you, love, a little louder?’ I’m also not as anxious around her, so my tongue doesn’t freeze up and feel like lead, not anymore at least. I don’t choke over my words with her. I shove my fingers into my jean pockets, desperately trying to regain feeling in them and wander deeper into the library. It smells old, but not bad. Like maybe a bunch of posh ancient vampires lived here. The shelves tower overhead and I could probably get lost if I’m not careful. I’d need a trail of breadcrumbs or something to ever find my way back to the grouchy lady and the front door, but Penny will help me once I find her.
I keep wandering and weaving, peering around shelves and quietly whisper-screaming Penny’s name. I am hushed countless times by people sprawled on overstuffed chairs with thick books and annoyed frowns. After about thirty minutes I’ve given up; even if Penny is somewhere in this maze I’ll never find her. Plus, all the books are distracting (I’ve never been much of a reader, but the pictures on the covers are fun to look at).
Then another thing – well, person – catches my eye. He could be a posh library vampire if he were paler. He has long, dark hair pulled up in a messy bun like it was done up in a rush. Large hipster glasses are sliding off of his narrow nose- which is currently buried in a book. The shadows from the soft yellow lights in the ceiling fall against his face, accenting his sharp cheekbones and firm jawline. I stare open-mouthed at this boy, blinking a few times to make sure he isn’t just a figment of my imagination.
The boy sighs and shifts and I quickly push myself back behind the shelves, knocking over a couple of books as I move. Shit, shit, shit, he probably heard that. I wait for a little while, listening for movement, but don’t hear anything. Maybe he didn’t hear it. I slowly move forward again, peering around the shelf. He’s still there, still reading. I drink in the sight of this absolutely beautiful boy. He coughs, startling me and I start to move back again- tripping over my shoelaces as I go. I fall to the floor with a loud bang, and land on my back. I turn my head and stare through the books, but the chairs on the other side are empty. The boy is gone. I sigh and turn my head back up to stare at the ceiling. Only-there’s a person in my way. Startling grey eyes meet mine and I swallow back a gulp. Wisps of his hair fall against his cheeks. He’s even more beautiful up close.
“Mind telling me why you were watching me?” His voice is deep, deeper than mine. And smooth. A light lilt following his words. I open my mouth to reply, and then shut it again and close my eyes. My verbal communication skills are shitty at best, and in front of a beautiful boy they’re bound to be horrible. I don’t want to ruin the moment (if this even is a moment).
A light thud to my left causes me to open them again and look over. His nose brushes mine from where he’s lying on the ground next to me and he smirks. “You’re staring again,” he whispers. I feel his breath against my face and smile a bit at him, blushing. He grins back and turns his head towards the ceiling. I stare a while longer before looking up as well. The ceiling is quite beautiful, with arches made of dark wood forming large frames for beautiful murals and paintings. We’re lying under a night sky, painted white stars shining down on us. He tilts his head towards me and points a long elegant finger up. “See those brighter stars? In the top corner?” he whispers, tracing them with his finger in the air. I nod. “That constellation is called Cassiopeia, named after a boastful Ethiopian queen in Greek mythology.”
I slowly turn my head away from the stars on the ceiling and back to him. To his bright eyes and small smile as he passionately explains the stories in the stars. He points out a couple of others before meeting my eyes again and pausing.
“Simon.” I whisper.
I watch him mouth my name, curving his lips around each letter as if treasuring and memorizing each one. Simon. “Well, Simon.” His voice is breathy and light, “what do you see in the stars?”
I look back up, glancing over at him continuously. He nods encouragingly. Hesitantly opening my mouth I wish to everything that words could tumble out but they catch in my throat. I press my lips together and close my eyes, trying to control my shaking hands. I almost wish that I had continued therapy, that it had worked so I could fucking talk to this beautiful boy. That my continuous panic attacks during behaviour therapy hadn’t finally made me give up. Deciding to instead learn sign language with Penny alongside me for rough situations anxiety-wise, where my words choked me and my mouth betrayed me.
“Hey, hey” he whispers, noticing my obvious distress. He reaches out and grabs my hand. “You’re okay, Simon” oh how he says my name. It rolls off his tongue easy and light. “You’re okay,” he repeats, “Do you wanna know what I see in the stars?” I clench my eyes together and nod trying to focus on my breathing. The last thing I want right now is a panic attack. Why couldn’t I have this? Just this. This beautiful boy with his smile and his whispers about the stars.
“Okay,” he continues and points again with his left hand, his other hand staying over mine. “Well if you connect those stars it looks kind of like a dog. I mean not really, but it’s called the Canis Major. Which basically means big dog. I suppose if you use your imagination you can see it. That’s what I love about constellations. You have to use your imagination, otherwise they’re just weird connect-the-dots that don’t look like anything at all.” He looks back at me and I squeeze his hand and smile at him, blinking slowly, trying to savor this wonderful moment. How did I end up on the floor staring at a painted sky with a beautiful boy who doesn’t care that I could barely get my name out. A beautiful boy who lights up when he’s talking about stars and who doesn’t seem to want to let go of my hand.
“Simon,” His breath caresses my face, pulling me out of my thoughts. “Would you like to go get coffee with me?”
“Yes,” I whisper back, my voice cracking slightly from unuse.
“Okay,” he says, “but first you have to answer one question.”
I nod eagerly.
He leans in, nose brushing mine. “Why were you watching me?”
I stare at his lips, not ready to look into his sharp grey eyes. “I- “ I pause, lick my lips, raise my eyes to his.
“You’re beautiful,” I breathe out.
He leans in closer, and his lips brush mine as he whispers back.
Hey hello so I’ve been making false starts on this idea for a fic for MONTHS now and I attempted maybe five different versions of it with vastly different storylines, none of which really worked, and in the end I just spent three days on this and meh okay here goes. Simon can’t deal with his feelings for Baz so he uses magic to repress them.
upset with me, because I didn’t ask her where she’d been. I think. She’s been
gone the entire day, and I just figured she had something she needed to do or
she was sick or she needed a day off, and I pushed it out of my mind, and I
didn’t say anything. She thinks I don’t care enough about where she is, or what
she’s doing. She thinks that if I like her, those are things I should worry
upset with me, because we’ve barely spent any time together over the last week.
She thinks I’m too busy following Baz around to care that I’m never around her.
She thinks that as her boyfriend, I should want to spend time around her. But I
do want to spend time around her. I just know Baz is up to something.
keeps nagging at me, because she thinks it’s weird that I don’t talk about
Agatha much. I don’t think she has a problem with it, but she’s convinced that
I don’t like Agatha the way I did in fourth year. In fourth year, I wouldn’t
shut up about her. I told her that liking Agatha doesn’t mean I have to think
about her all the time.
no, but it’s a known symptom,’ Penny said.
says it’s strange that Agatha doesn’t seem to get under my skin. The other day
Agatha got frustrated with me for botching up a spell, and Penny said she was
surprised when I didn’t seem really worked up about it.
because you guys know what my magic is like,’ I said. ‘Agatha’s just
frustrated, she’s not judging me.’
says I used to try so hard to impress Agatha, but now she thinks I’m just going
through the motions. I told her I’m trying to be a good boyfriend, and she said
I’m only doing it because it’s what I’m supposed to do.
you saying, Penny?’ I finally ask. I know she’s getting at something.
don’t think you two are that into each other,’ she says. ‘What she said didn’t
would I be pissed at her? She wasn’t trying to upset me. Not like when Baz says
things like that.’
It does bother me when Baz insults me. (Not
to mention the fact that he does it all the time. It’s his favourite hobby.)
barely hang out together anymore.’
I’m just busy…’ Following Baz. Trying to figure out what he’s plotting. There
have been weeks where I barely let him out of my sight.
never talk about her,’ Penny continues.
I talk about, then?’
sighs. ‘You talk about Baz.’
because, fine, she’s right. I probably do talk about Baz too much. I probably
do think about Baz too much. A lot more than I think about Agatha.
‘Where is Baz?’ I say. ‘What’s he up to? I need
to know where he is.’ I need to see him. I need to be around him.