And yet she could not forgive herself. Even as an adult, she wished only that she could go back and change things: the ungainly things she’d worn, the insecurity she’d felt, all the innocent mistakes she made.
so i work at lush and the most famous person i’ve served so far is adele. one day i’m just standing there moving some bubble bars and pretending to look busy when suddenly this lady comes in with her child. i think “she looks like adele if adele didn’t wear make up” whilst i go over to greet her. she asks me what a bath bomb is. i think “hmm, she is very unexpectedly cockney, like adele.” halfway through my description of bath bombs i realise holy fuck it’s actually adele, and i end up saying “so these are bath bombs, you drop them in the water mnnnnnnand theychangecolour n fizz…..do stuff……..” and i think she realises i suddenly know who she is because she gently but firmly tells her son to pick a bomb. she gets some for herself as well. i put her through the till and i realise she looks very tired, so i don’t want to bother her, but holy fucking shit this is adele. i’ve ugly cried so many times while warbling her beautiful songs. she’s unwittingly been there through some bad times for me. i want to say something but i’m not sure what, so i fixate on her bright woolly vest and blurt out “i like your vest!” and she immediately replies, very chipper, “aw fanks it makes me look like a rare bird!” she departs and i stand there shaking while i whisper to my colleague that that was adele. this reaches the back of the shop where a birthday party for a bunch of 14 year olds is going on and my 19 year old colleague just shrieks “WHAT” at the top of his voice. all the girls clamour asking if we have security cameras to prove it actually was her and i’m like, the proof is that i have suddenly become 10 times emotionally stronger after being in her presence. i have absorbed her self love and all of my exes have crumbled into dust, dissolving away like the bath bomb she’ll be using later on that very night
Janice is one of those students who is famous for Not Noticing anything. Her head is somewhere else, though her heart is very kind. Her attention is always in a book, or her phone, or her music. Because of this she does things no one else would ever do. For example, late one night she’s walking home from class and hears an inhuman crying sound coming from a shadow in the bushes. Anyone else would not acknowledge it and walk faster, but Janice, who is 90% distracted, thinks it’s a kitty. "Here you go.“ she says, giving it a piece of her energy bar and patting it on the head. It isn’t furry, but she’s Janice, she doesn’t notice. She keeps walking, texting away.
She also feeds things she refers to as “birds”, “doggies”, and “bunnies”, though none of her friends who saw them would call them that. She holds doors open for the creepy things that are following her. She loses earrings at least once a week, and a voice whispers to her “Can I have the other one?” and she pulls it out and says “Sure, it’s not going to do me any good now by itself, is it?” and hands it to something entirely invisible, her eyes not looking up once from her phone game.
They repay her in small ways that have everyone in awe, and of course, Janice doesn’t notice these, either. She steps in a puddle, yet her shoes remain dry. She’s about to walk into a tree branch when it lifts above her head. One night the shadow she meets in the woods is actually a human with a ski mask on. He disappears. Janice keeps walking without a single blink.
When people talk about the fae she snorts with a giggle and can’t believe they all take these myths so seriously. She’s a senior and has never seen a single odd thing happen even once.
Can you please explain this "one word fic" on ao3 to me? I am totally clueless tbh. xx
Okay… you ready for me to go #deep into the conspiracy ;) Let’s look at “The One Word Test” by “””””Dale Pike”””””
S & M… are Sherlock and Mycroft…. and Mark and Steven.
M briefly sees S’s smile, before it’s quickly covered again. To be fair, S isn’t quite the actor that M is.
Mark is the actor. (As Mycroft). Steven has already joked before, and most recently in the Cambridge Q and A that he can’t act.
Ever since that train ride — Do you know what I’ve always wanted to do…? Ah, yes, and do you know what would be unforgettable? — they can often communicate near-telepathically.
That train ride. …What’s that famous story of Mark and Steven first talking about Sherlock on a train hmm….
Mrs/Ms Pike is a mixture- foreshadowing Mary (her jewellery, the wedding ring, her saying “wet job” (as in Mary’s wet jobs for the CIA), her Mary head tilt…
But, she’s also S & M’s client. She is us.
She expresses fear to S & M about “what she thinks is going to happen.” Their “plan.”
“Ms Pike, would you say that you know what this case is really all about?”
Her eyes turn fully to him for the first time. “Wouldn’t.”
Odd phrasing. Things that are oddly phrased usually have meaning. “Then wh—“
She holds one finger up to her lips. Shhh.
M actually chuckles now. “Well. We’re in a locked room at the moment. The secret is safe with us, don’t you think?.”
Pike is worried about the secret getting out. But M says ‘we’re in a locked room’ (the heart of the conspiracy?), and ‘the secret is safe.’ And here’s the most damning bit about who she represents for me:
Furrow gradually shifts to frown. Frustration. She wants to get this.
M sighs. Don’t be too upset. It was fun. But now the game is—
Pike looks up sharply at S. Begins to grin again, just perceptibly. Everyone in the room knows what the case is about; she doesn’t need to say that. Cocks head to the right. Another angle, then. Her eyes scan, reading inwardly. Text, text. It’s all in the text. Her lips part in remembrance of things most passionate and most pure, her fingers spread into a five and she silently counts through them, down to the last word.
She wants to get the game. M is about the say the game is over, but is cut off- as she makes her deductions. Text, text. It’s all in the text. Right there, the true story. We were told…
And then she says their Plan is a Big Mistake. (Reichenbach-ing the show? Leaving us in turmoil?) She hints that people will talk (badly) and S is frustrated:
“People do little else,” S snaps. He doesn’t say That’s half the bloody point. The point is that people will say nasty things in reaction, a great backlash….
Also see @avimicah’s meta here on the ‘one word’/Pond/Doctor Who connection…very telling!
But then, we end on a more comforting note….
But M had seen the door crack open for a moment. She obviously didn’t plan showing this; it’s the one thing in her manner that has not been carefully controlled since her entrance to the flat… but there it is. Why this case matters to her. Oh, Mr Holmes. I owe you so much. M hasn’t done this sort of thing as much as S has, but he can tell when a client just needs a little reassurance. Talk them down from the ledge, softly. Softly. “People will talk, Dale,” he says, with gentleness. “What should they talk about?” Her faint image in the glass is a shadow that crosses the world outside. “Truth.”
The case matters to us, because we ‘owe’ the love story ‘so much’. It’s important. Representation matters. Who we are matters. And M knows this. Has to tell us. SOFTLY, SOFTLY. People will talk, and we know that, in the end, they must talk about the truth. The true love story.
Now, who the exact author of this story is, is up to you… BUT I’d say the author’s notes become much more funny if you see them as being written by a real writer….
Apologies for: 1) Spoiler alert for Series 4. Or 5. Or whenever they get around to it. 2) Atrocities. I could probably be a good writer; if someone would just teach me how to use ellipses properly. And…
Update: It’s been over a year and two episodes since I posted this. And wow, does it ever still hold up.
Nice grammar joke. Who does that remind me of….and a jibe about how long “they” take to get around to series 4 and 5…. making fun of the writers?… or teasing, self-deprecating, self aware humour……
And then, some gems from the final footnote:
4) Watch that unforgettable adventure narrated by Peter Falk.
PETER FALK WAS THE GRANDFATHER WHO NARRATED THE PRINCESS BRIDE. :)
Dear S & M (& ST… sorry, but you were hard to work in):
S & M…. who has the initials ST? …Ah, Stephen Thompson…. and he was much harder to work in because this was S & M’s plan, cooked up on that train….
Basically, read that story. Welcome to the heart of the conspiracy. ;)
a spin-off story about the rubies that almost mimics the buildup of early SU itself, with leggy as the relatable protag ruby who was literally just assigned to the crew after she emerged so she knows next to nothing about being a gem and homeworld culture, and her crew is her loving pseudo-family that wants to teach her everything as they go on minor missions to other colonies together, bond, and grow as characters
slowly throughout the first season we learn small details about gem history, and at the very least that eyeball fought in a war and that she’s the oldest, and that it changed a lot of things on homeworld
but then mid-season, an entirely new conflict is introduced (think like the time peridot was introduced into s1), the rubies are on their way back from a low-key mission, when a call from the DIRECT diamond line comes in!
all the rubies kneel and salute yellow diamond in fear, and she orders them, as the ship closest to the area at the time, to go and pick up a famous jasper whose ship went down while on a recon mission to earth.
eyeball freaks out, babbling about how jasper was a legendary soldier that was born on earth, and that she was a symbol of perseverance for all the gems that survived the war
this is the first time leggy has ever been to a non-gem controlled planet, especially one that could have possibly hostile gems living there! while trying to land, their ship is violently smacked into the ground! they have no choice but to get out and search on foot
It was announced that Netflix will make a TV series based on The Witcher books and most people are missing the point….as in they hope to see events that are game-only on the screen. Since it’s been said clearly that it’s going to be based on the books, I don’t get how people don’t understand that. Sapkowski will be working with the team and I trust him to wield a metaphorical whip each time they will try to screw up with his characters. I hope they take inspiration from what GoT did well, but also learn from GoT’s mistakes. The Witcher books are a lot shorter and the number of characters isn’t as big as those present in ASOIAF which might actually be a very good thing. The main characters are Ciri, Geralt and Yen. What could the show focus on? Obviously the books. There is lots of quality content in them and you are missing out if you don’t wanna read them and just limit yourself to the third game. What we could actually see in the show: Geralt and Dandelion roaming the world and going on adventures, Geralt meeting Yen and the outcome of their interaction with the djin, meeting Borch Three Jackdaws, Geralt fighting the striga, Geralt meeting a pregnant Pavetta and Duny and the events that take place at that feast etc. There’s really a lot of amazing moments that would look great on screen as there are short stories and the saga.
Who will be the actors? Nothing is sure as of now, but Sapkowski said at an event that years ago he would have liked Kevin Costner to play Geralt, but since he is too old now, he also said he would like Mads Mikkelsen. I think the author knows best haha how his characters actually look. If it’s going to be Mads or someone else….since it’s based on the books I expect to see characters looking different from the games. A few examples:
-Geralt has dark eyes (not permanent cat eyes like in the games) and hates having a beard.
-Yen looks very youthful (she has the skin of a 16 year old) and has a mane of curly black hair (not the flat and almost straight hair she has in the games), her face is also distinctive (long nose, receding chin, pronounced cheekbones etc). I see many fans favoring Eva Green….but I think she’s not exactly the right pick since she is not that youthful looking (she’s gorgeous don’t get me wrong). I hope they will keep her striking purple eyes and not go the GOT way of stripping Daenerys of her famous purple eyes. It doesn’t even have to be full on contacts. If they use an actress with light colored eyes they can apply a discrete purple tint in post production in close-up scenes.
-Triss has chestnut hair (not fiery red) and she doesn’t wear plunging necklines due to the scar she has on her chest. She’s also not as prominent in the books as she is in the games…as in she has very few scenes (I think Dandelion is more prominent than her). There is also no additional romance between her and Geralt since that one time when she used magic to sleep with him. I think this might put some fans off, but the books are the books and that’s how it is in them.
-Ciri-> I’ve seen some fancasting that is hilarious: Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne. Again…people are missing the point. When Ciri meets Geralt in Brokilon she is 10-11 and at the end of the last book she is a teenager (15-16 years old)…so it’s more likely they will choose a child actor that grows up with every season (similar to what GoT did with the Stark children). Ciri is often described as scrawny so I can’t see how someone like Margot Robbie could play her. Galahad describes Ciri as being a girl, not yet a woman.
Overwatch Old Time Family is my original AU, about Efi’s Family(Ana,Fareeha,Hana) and their Friends. It base on 1930s US.
Ana was a soldier, But now she owns her jazz club. She’s good at playing instruments so sometimes she plays.
Hana(d.va) likes to do many things. Fareeha wanted to go to college, but Hana refused.
Efi is too smart to go to elementary school But she wanted school that suit her age. She is very lovable person and the center of this AU.
Fareeha is Homicide Detective. She’s like a workaholic(cause her duty), So she can’t come home often. Other Family’s worried about her, they want her to slow down.
Satya is neighbor of Efi’s family. She’s the famous architect, But Efi’s Family didn’t know about that(They think she’s just the good neighbor..) When Ana and Hana are busy, She takes care of Efi.
Jesse was gang before, But with Ana’s help, now he works for jazz club guard. He is very polite to Ana(maybe only Ana..).
Amélie was a ballerina with potential, But she gets into a big accident, and quits her ballet. Now she’s a dance teacher at Efi’s school. She’s one of Efi’s favorite teacher.
Lena is a pilot, but now she teaches history in Efi’s school. She thinks she is the best friend of Amélie. She’s one of Efi’s favorite teacher.
Sombra was like center of under-world cause she has lots of information. But now she is the bartender of the jazz club. She’s so smart she can do everything once she learns. Sometimes she teaches Efi.
Torbjörn is the old friend of Ana. He owns his Auto repair shop. He is famous for his work. He also helps when Efi makes something, and sometimes gives her spare parts.
Orisa is a doll that Efi made herself when she was young. Efi takes Orisa every day cause Orisa is her best friend. ( + Hana wonders why Orisa’s legs are four..)
Jamison and Mako run an antique shop. Jamison tries to hit the jackpot with poker or horse racing, But always failed. (well he’s not good at gambling) Mako always busy taking care of Jamison. btw No one knows why, but he always wearing a mask. They are regulars of the jazz club.
I have trouble telling when cold writing is actually necessary and tend to just use it always. Is this just a writing style or a handicap? do I need to incorporate emotional adjectives into my first person writing? It feels like one of those things i'm not trying hard enough to overcome, but I'm not sure if I need to?
Hey! I’ve got two answers for you.
The first answer, and the main one, is no, there’s nothing inherently wrong with “cold” writing in the first person. It’s absolutely a style. Ernest Hemingway is known for his lack of adjectival writing, and many love and praise him for it.
But I think there’s more to be said here.
Here’s a piece of advice from the creative nonfiction world that ended up helping me out in all genres: when the action is hot, write cold. When the action is cold, write hot. Allow me to provide an example from Stephen King’s “Carrie”.
Miss Desjardin, their slim, nonbreasted gym teacher, stepped in, craned her neck around briefly,
and slapped her hands together once, smartly. “What are you waiting for, Carrie? Doom? Bell in
five minutes.” Her shorts were blinding white, her legs not too curved but striking in their
unobtrusive muscularity. A silver whistle, won in college archery competition, hung around her
The girls giggled and Carrie looked up, her eyes slow and dazed from the heat and the steady,
pounding roar of the water. “Ohuh?”
It was a strangely froggy sound, grotesquely apt, and the girls giggled again. Sue Snell had
whipped a towel from her hair with the speed of a magician embarking on a wondrous feat and
began to comb rapidly. Miss Desjardin made an irritated cranking gesture at Carrie and stepped
Carrie turned off the shower. It died in a drip and a gurgle.
It wasn’t until she stepped out that they all saw the blood running down her leg.
[I have to disclaim here that I find this passage problematic and male-gazey in terms of content, but it does illustrate the idea pretty well.] King spends a lot of prose on the set up here, in particular on the inconsequential details of Miss Desjardin’s appearance. The lengthy prose is musical and full of adjectives and pulls you close into the scene, drawing your gaze from the coach to Carrie’s eyes to Sue’s towel, lingering on the noises, all to evoke a feel for the room.
But when the real action happens, all that disappears. He drops the ‘hot’ evocative language, loses all the adjectives, and takes you right to the moment. The lack of couching language gives the image a shock value, clearing away all imagery of the room so that Carrie herself stands out a stark and lonesome figure. The reader is placed right in with the other locker room girls, seeing exactly what they see how they see it. Our eye is forced to concentrate on the blood. The action becomes what evokes the emotion, instead of the prose.
Each author is going to have a different balance between stark language and rich prose. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s work is full of imagery and adjectival prose. Amy Hempel is famous for the extreme experimental starkness of her stories, in which she leaves out every detail she possibly can while still maintaining a story. You are going to have your own unique balance.
That said, here’s a second answer. I do think it’s am important and useful exercise to write outside your strengths and tendencies, and to concentrate on one particular skill and experiment with it and exercise it. You may find it useful to take a scene you are having a hard time with, and trying to write it with the purplest prose you possibly can. The expectation here is not that the purple prose version will be great. In fact, a lot of it is liable to be pretty awful. But the experiment will exercise the muscle. Then you can set the purple scene aside and write it with your starkest prose possible. Probably this scene also won’t be exactly what you want either. Set it aside again. Hide them both and don’t look at them. Write the scene again, the best you can. I suspect you’ll find you naturally incorporate some of the best from both the other versions.
For still more practice, you could go back into each version of your scene and revise it as if it were the writing you planned to stick into your story. Revision is such an underrated skill, and practicing it will yet again get you to pay attention to when you use ‘cold’ writing and when you use ‘hot’ writing and why you’re making the choice to use it when.
Lastly, check out Geist’s 6 principles of good narrative. While it doesn’t directly answer your question, I think you may find it helpful when deciding what is working and not working in your story.
Hi people! This is part two to the one shot called Search for Loneliness which is the first one on my blog. I think you can read this even if you haven’t read part1 and still get the plot. Hope you enjoy! Huge thanks to the person who requested Part1 and to my friend @interfectorems for the patience and help!
Plot: Harry broke Y/N’s heart. But how come he misses her now?
Warnings: May hint on sex and includes curse words.
Pic isn’t mine.
Harry was awoken by soft kisses being peppered across the warm skin of his shoulder and a low groan fell from his mouth. Images of a girl flashed before his eyes and a lazy smile forced its way onto his face, happiness flooding through his entire body. She was here. Y/N’s smooth fingertips were drawing over his tattoos and Harry took a deep breath, wanting to fill all his senses with her, all of what was her. His muscles relaxed beneath her soft touches and his heart thumbed heavenly full with emotion in his chest. Y/N had come back to him. Or maybe it was him who’d never left? Or… Strange. She smelled differently than he remembered. And her hair was softer. In fact, now that he thought about it, the tender touches he was receiving could in no way be coming from his Y/N. Y/N hadn’t ever drawn over his tattoos, but rather along them, touching his bare, uncovered skin rather than the inked one. It was only a faint difference, but the moment he started paying attention to it he couldn’t ignore how drastically wrong this felt. His heart fell and his stomach knotted. There was still the same distance between Y/N and him as there had been last night. And the day before. The week. Harry rolled onto his side, successfully disconnecting the foreign girl’s touch from his body without even looking at her and got to his feet so quickly his head felt dizzy.
“Breakfast?” his raspy voice muttered, but he was out of the bedroom before his visitor could complain about his unfriendly manners or give an answer to his question.
“Yes, Gem, I’m aware of that.” Harry rolled his eyes at his sister’s lectures about how he’d missed another family dinner and pressed the phone closer to his ear. “It must have slipped my mind. M'sorry.”
“You seem to have very little room in that mind of yours lately,” his sister remarked, “We’ve all seen what might be occupying all the space. How is you’re new mysterious women doing?”
“S'no mystery,” he replied slowly, “And s'not very serious.”
She hummed, indicating that she clearly didn’t buy it. “When did you decide Y/N was to be out of the picture?”
Harry huffed in annoyance. In moments like this he regretted ever bringing Y/N around to meet his family. If he hadn’t done that they surely wouldn’t be bothering him about her anymore.
“I had my reasons so don’t even start.”
A loud, exaggerated sigh was heard, yet she remained silent. Gemma knew her brother well enough to sense when it was best to leave him alone. She also knew when he’d spill what she wanted to hear without needing to be pushed.
“She was just… not right, you know?” he admitted.
Harry shrugged even though she couldn’t see, his fingers nervously switched on the tap, allowing clear water into the sink. Switch on. Switch off.
“She couldn’t accept my life”, he explained, careful to choose his words wisely, “There were many little things she did which clearly showed how little she understood about my lifestyle and there were bigger ones. I once asked her to come to dinner with me and Kendall and she said no, not because of my past relations with her, but because she didn’t want to get into a situation where she’d be filmed for a TV show. Or because there would have been too many paps around. Same went for any other time I wanted her to meet someone remotely famous and at some point all the arguments became too much. Is adapting to my standards really too much to ask? She couldn’t just expect me to change for her or to not go out for dinner every week anymore.”
Silence. One that told him enough.
“What?” he asked annoyed.
“Why do you think I didn’t come to that yacht you rented a couple of years ago?” Gemma giggled. “I met Kendall and she’s actually quite lovely, but her presence does mean a massive amount of cameras. So do all of your other friends. I’ve got sort of used to it over the years and still hate it, so I can understand if a girl with even less experience feels frightened or intimidated by it. Just my opinion, little brother. Maybe you could have solved that issue by simply giving her more time.”
Harry swallowed hard and processed his sister’s words. More time? But weren’t five months enough to come out of your shell if that’s what your boyfriend expects of you?
Gemma went on: “If you feel happier now then I’m on your side, promise. But you need to make an effort, too, Harry. If any relationship of yours should ever lead to something, you have to get used to the thought of making an effort yourself and not just expecting the girl to do all the work.”
Harry scrolled through her Twitter page and it was strangely empty. The last phrases she’d tweeted had been posted weeks ago. Not even her favorites showed any activity and though Y/N hadn’t exactly visited her Social Media every day, this absence did appear odd. Harry couldn’t admit it to himself, but he did miss knowing what she was up to. Had she experimented with a new recipe? Had she gone to the cafe in north London she’d always wanted to visit? Had she managed to get a ticket for that gig one of her favorite musicians had held last week? He wished he could ask her. Deciding that this wouldn’t provide any of the desired information, Harry closed the app with a sigh and instead found himself opening the familiar app of his photo folder. This images weren’t new, but familiar and this was something he desired just as much; the familiarity Y/N had posed that was now lost. Harry stared at the photos and was surprised how every detail of her face was still engraved into his memory, just like any face of a person he cared about was. Only that he shouldn’t feel that way for her anymore. He didn’t have the right to.
“What are you doing?”
The voice was soft and sweet and yet Harry flinched at the unexpected noise. Mia… Maya… Harry wasn’t sure which name it was exactly but after she’d stayed over for three days now he figured asking would be rude. He shut off his device and let it drop onto the coffee table before him, doing his best to appear relaxed.
His new girl smiled and stepped closer. She was pretty. Her hair fell in long waves just below her waist and her wide eyes sparkled with a friendly curiosity for what he was up to, thought or felt. A curiosity he’d known when he had himself began developing feelings for Y/N and now was all he needed to recognize the condition the girl before him was in. She would fall for him. Soon. Harry didn’t tense when she stepped closer and instead held out a hand for her to take, giving it a slight tug so she would swing one leg over his lap and climb up. Harry granted her a gentle smile when he had her sitting in his lap with both slender arms wrapped around his neck, his own hands pressing against her smooth back. Maybe if she’d fall for him, he would find the perfect companion he had been dreaming for. The one Y/N had failed to be.
“Are you okay?” Mia or Maya asked with a small frown between her perfectly plucked brows.
Harry just nodded, his throat too dry to answer. Her smell invaded his senses and the sweetness of her perfume clouded his mind. His girlfriend, if that’s what she could be called, smiled and leaned in to press a kiss to his mouth, expecting it to be a short one and finding herself surprised when Harry’s tongue pushed between her lips and dipped into her mouth. One of his hands moved up to press against the back of her head, keeping her from moving back while his fingers pulled at her top with a feverish desire to tore it away. A small laugh fell from her soft lips and she disconnected their kiss in order to oblige his wish and undress. Once off, she leaned in and pressed tender kisses to the side of his neck, sighing whenever his hands moved over the uncovered skin of her body. Harry’s mind raced and his heart thumbed heavily in his chest. His lower stomach ached and his thighs felt pleasantly tingly. Soft hair brushed over his skin, warm lips placed gentle kisses and delicate hands left faint scratches on his back and stomach. He allowed his head to roll back and his eyes to fall shut.
The name left his mouth in a breathy gasp and it took the girl he was holding to shrug off his embrace before he could realize what he’d done wrong. Hurt evident in her eyes she stumbled to her feet and bent down to gather her shirt, covering her naked torso with hastily moving and shaking fingers. Harry’s stomach turned and he shook his head, an exhausted huff leaving his mouth. Why wouldn’t Y/N leave him alone? Even when she was miles away she could torment him like no one else ever had. Words were shouted, but he took it with no fight and instead stayed sat in his chair as the girl before him began to cry and shake, receiving no words from him to mend her heart ache. At some point he thought she’d slapped him, his cheek, previously kissed by the same person now red and stinging. But he wasn’t sure and only noticed his guest had left when the door fell into its lock with a loud noise.
He had to call her. Y/N hadn’t left his mind in days and frankly he was quite sick of it. So many ordinary tasks had been ruined by her messing with his head. Nervousness made his heart skip and press the phone just a little closer to his ear, waiting impatiently for Y/N to pick up.
Her voice. His eyes fell shut when he heard it and his fingers tingled. She sounded calm and collected, not angry at all. Harry cleared his throat.
Silence. He heard Y/N take in a breath. “I’m sorry, but who’s this?”
A frown took over his forehead until it dawned on him. She couldn’t have known it was Harry, he realized. In order to keep any woman he was involved with from having his private number he had it blocked at all times. He could call and text them without any of them getting his contact info. It was an old habit he’d broken for Y/N and quickly picked back up once he’d broken up with her.
“Harry,” He clarified, a small smile tugging at his lips, “Forgot about me already, have you?”
The silence following his words was nothing like the one earlier. It was as if the connection had died and Harry quickly checked to see if she’d actually ended it or not. Harry’s feet shifted and sighed.
“Y/N?” he pressed on carefully.
It was a whisper, exhausted and empty. Harry’s heart squeezed painfully tight and he brushed the sweaty palm of his free hand against his jeans. So she really wasn’t angry, but hurt.
“Listen,” he began, “I-”
But he was already interrupted by the dreadful peeping noise and this time once he looked at his phone, her name had vanished.
His head hung low and his hands were balled into fists. Just one knock, that’s all he had to force himself to and from there she would take the lead. Every time Harry had had a problem it was her who knew just how to solve it, why should it be different now? All she’d need is him who came back long enough for her to help. With a deep breath Harry raised his hand and let his knuckles meet the door twice. A shudder ran down his back and his throat went dry. What would he do? What would he say?
I know I was an asshole but I flew all the way back to LA for you so please forgive me? I can’t explain it, but I miss you. You haven’t left my mind in weeks, no matter how much I tried.
He couldn’t blame her should she shut the door right into his face if he dared bringing any of those weak excuses. His trail of thoughts was interrupted by the wooden door opening just a slim gap, allowing the person inside to see who it was interrupting their evening. Harry braced himself, his heart skipping in his chest and he looked up eagerly to see the face he’d missed so much more he could have been prepared for. But it wasn’t Y/N.
Harry cleared his throat as the unexpected sight of Y/N’s friend threw him off guard. She narrowed her eyes once she realized it was in fact him and she opened the door wider, keeping hold of it to block him from entering.
“I knew you’d miss her,” she spoke, her voice nothing but unkind and empty of sympathy, “She is too good for you and I just knew you’d end up at her door once you realized that no girl you’d try replacing her with would compare.”
“Is she here?” Harry asked, ignoring the sting in his chest caused by her harsh words. They were true in every way but his pride wasn’t going to just let him admit that.
“Yes,” Mary replied.
He paused, expecting her to say something more but she just continued to stare at him with venomous eyes.
“I need to see her,” he elaborated and took a step forward.
The gap quickly narrowed, but to his surprise Mary nodded. “The moment she calls for me to drag you back outside, I will.”
Harry nodded and pushed past Mary, entering the familiar space. He could still feel her enraged gaze on his back as his own eyes scanned the living room in search for his ex girlfriend, but she was no where.
“She’s in the bedroom.”
He uttered a thanks to the woman eyeing him and with weak knees he walked down the familiar hall and to the closed door or her bedroom, his heavy heart dropping to his stomach. He’d stood here so many times before. Sometimes with flowers in his hands to surprise her just because she was as lovely as they were. On other days, mainly morning, he would take a moment to prepare for seeing her barely dressed and in her bed, his fingers tightening around the cups of coffee or the bag of breakfast he had gone to pick up. Of course he also recalled the many nights where he’d stood right here, with her in his arms or hoisted up and pressed against the wood. Never before had he stood here with fear rushing through his veins. It’d been him who’d rejected her, but he couldn’t imagine handling the situation if their roles were reversed. He was certain he wouldn’t be able to bear it.
Then he heard it. At first only faintly, then clear and loud enough for his heart to break.
Whimpers. Cries. Sobs.
Her face when it had finally dawned on her that he was leaving her had been a picture he’d replayed in his head over the past weeks. His ears still rang with her cries and his eyes burned at the memory of her soft lips parting to beg him to stay with her. And still, he hadn’t realized just how much he’d harmed her until now that he could hear her heartbreak through the thick wood of her door. His hands pushed down the handle before he had thought twice about it and he rushed into the room. He could have sworn his soul crumbled at the sight of Y/N curled up in her bed, a thin blanked shielding her shivering body from the cold while she cried and sobbed into her pillow. Her arms were wrapped around the fluffy material and her head buried into it so Harry couldn’t see her face. Harry wasn’t sure if she’d even noticed his presence or not but he didn’t care. Before Y/N could protest or really understand what was going on, he’d discarded his shoes and climbed up behind her. Both of his arms found their familiar hold around her waist and he felt tears shoot to his eyes when he finally buried his head into her neck, breathing in her comforting scent. His legs pushed hers apart before intertwining with them and so Y/N soon was cuddled into and against Harry, closer and tighter than she’d ever been before.
“I’m so sorry,” Harry breathed against her skin, “I love you.”
Not for a moment did he hope she might have missed the confession that had slipped his lips before he could stop it. Though Harry hadn’t thought about it before, hadn’t come to any conclusion and sure as hell hadn’t spoken to anyone about it, he realized it was true. He did love Y/N and any reason he’d dug up to break up with her had been for the sole purpose of stopping him from falling deeper. But he loved her. And this time he wouldn’t leave.
“Forgive me,” he continued, his own voice breaking as his eyes stung with tears.
Y/N’s body was stiff aside form the occasional shakes by her crying and she did nothing to return his embrace. But she didn’t push him away either and this allowed him to hope. His lips found her neck and he sobbed when happiness flooded his body, his skin tingling with the relief of finally having her close enough to touch again.
“This time will be different,” he promised against her before pressing another tender kiss to her skin, “I promise you, Y/N.”
And so they lay, on the very bed Harry had broken her heart on all those weeks ago. He thought it fitting that it was here he doing his best to mend it again. But although he held her, breathed her in and murmured promises of how much he regretted it all, Harry continued to fail to understand just how deep his betrayal had cut and so he didn’t know that all Y/N’s head was screaming for was for him to disappear, even if her arms were too weak to push him off and her voice too thin to send him away.
When Harry awoke he was alone. His hands didn’t need to pat the mattress in search for her, his entire body could feel her absence without having opened his eyes to confirm it. He felt cold. He crawled out of bed with a groan and stretched his limps before walking gingerly to the closed door, down the hall and into the kitchen. His hands clenched and his heart skipped widely in his chest, nervous of what was going to happen next. Y/N was standing with her back to him when he entered the small space of her kitchen and for a moment Harry considered sneaking up on her and wrapping her into an embrace, just like he’d done many times before. She turned around to face him before he got the chance. Y/N’s eyes met his and he froze. Her gaze wasn’t anything like the loving and warm one he’d expected to receive. Instead, her eyes were bloodshot and swollen, proving just how much she’d cried last night, if not many more nights before that. Her lips were bitten and dry, her hair appeared to be mat and when she raised her mug to her lips to drink he noticed how her hand was shaking.
“Did you sleep okay?”
It was a stupid question, he knew that even before he’d asked it, but he couldn’t think of anything else he could say. The girl before him looked nothing like the Y/N he knew.
“Can’t say I did.”
Not even her voice sounded the same, he noticed with a sinking heart.
“I’m sorry,” he murmured, unsure to which one of his many mistakes the apology applied for.
“Breakfast is in the fridge,” Y/N spoke without reacting to his words.
They ate in silence, Harry sitting on the table and Y/N leaning against the counter. He watched her hand trembling slightly whenever she raise the spoon full of cereal to her mouth and he needed to focus on his own fingers to keep them from shaking too. Once they had both finished Y/N turned to wash her bowl clean, but flinched away from the water when Harry stepped close to do the same.
“Y/N,” he sighed, set down the ceramic he was holding, before leaning against the counter himself. “Talk to me.”
“I don’t know what to say,” Y/N answered quietly, “Other than that I think you should leave.”
Her eyes refused to meet his and instead focused onto the floor. A frown took over his face.
“Leave?” He shook his head.
“But Y/N,” he protested, “we made up. Last night when I climbed into your bed… we made up, didn’t we? Said I was sorry and promised to be different now…We made up.”
Though he’d wished to have her look him in the eyes again, the moment she did, he regretted it. Her orbs were cold and empty of any kindness.
“Because you climbed into my bed as I was crying?” The raw emotion in her voice knocked the breath right out of him. “You think that’s all it took?”
“I-” Harry began, but was interrupted.
“Surely you must know that it was you who’d made me cry last night. It’s been you every night for the past weeks.”
He swallowed hard and his stomach was in knots as he watched her turn around and exit the kitchen. Though he was worried about what would happen next, he followed her into the living room, this time aware of her resentment towards him and so he didn’t try and sit close to her again once she lowered herself onto the couch. Harry took a seat on one of her chairs and watched her warily, unsure if she wanted him to speak or had something to say herself. After a moment of silence he took a breath.
“I swear to you,” he began, “that me breaking up with you was in no way your fault. I know I made you feel as though it was, but it wasn’t. All you did was caring for me so much more than I’d imagined someone could and I fucked it all up simply because I didn’t know how to deal with that.”
“I didn’t think somebody caring for you would pose such a problem to you.”
“It didn’t,” Harry quickly argued, “Not a problem, but something that scared me. I didn’t want you to realize that I didn’t deserve you.”
Y/N laughed. “That’s bullshit. You wished that was why you broke up with me but we both know it isn’t.”
Harry fell silent. The girl before him shook her head and let her gaze wonder to the window, appearing deep in thought for a moment.
“I have spent every minute of every day since you abandoned me with ways of making sense of it. Do you realize that? While you were fucking her, I was sitting here wondering what I’d done to be thrown to the side like a plaything you decided you didn’t want anymore.”
“That’s not true,” Harry protested before he could stop himself, “I saw you with that man at the shops. I did nothing with anyone until I saw those pictures!”
“Oh, I’ve seen those photos, too,” Y/N spoke, her voice raising, “And you, of all people, should know that the media can make anything into a story! It was a guy who’d accidentally bumped into me and asked if I was alright. Nothing more.”
“And what about you?” she continued “Did you also just happen to fall into that woman’s arms and did your mouths meet completely by chance? Did she stumble into your bed and you just coincidentally happened to be naked?”
“Why? Don’t you want to think about her?”
“No,” he murmured, his eyes suddenly wet with tears.
Y/N swallowed hard and though it wasn’t easy for her to see the man she loved tormented, she had to admit that with every word she spoke, another weight was lifted off her chest.
“I’m not the first,” Y/N began, her tone gentler, “That’s what saddens me, too, though it saddens me more for you than it does for me. Tell me, what is the girl’s name? The one you left behind now so you could come to me.”
Harry froze. He looked at Y/N and if he wasn’t mistaken he recognized a hint of pity in her eyes. Not pity for herself, but for him.
“Do you not know? It’s Moira.”
Moira. Harry’s mind raced. Not Mia. Or Maya. Moira.
“I saw it in every picture that was posted online. She was like me, looked at you just the same. Are you aware that you broke her heart just the same you have broken mine?”
No, Harry thought, he couldn’t have.
“And what is the girl’s name you left before you first met me? And the girl before that and the girl before that? You have left so many people in the past few years there is a trail of heartbreak behind you and to this day you have remained completely unaware of it.”
Y/N’s cheeks were wet but her voice didn’t tremble.
“It isn’t the same,” Harry spoke, his voice hoarse, “you’re the only one I want, Y/N. We laster five months, that’s worth so much more than any fling I might have had before you.”
He closed his eyes and let his head fall into his palms.
“They meant nothing,” he swore, “and Moira,” he swallowed hard, “was only a distraction from you.”
“You said I wasn’t what you wanted,” Y/N continued, “I assume you told all of them the same. You’ve let so many people down all because you selfishly chase a romanticized picture of a relationship you have in your head.”
“I’ll change,” Harry weeped against his palms, “From now on it’ll be only you. I don’t need any imagination of a relationship. I want what was real. Want it with you.”
He removed his palms form his face and got to his feet. He noticed her body tense when he neared but she didn’t move away, not even when he dropped to his knees before her.
“I’m in love with you.”
She shook her head. “Don’t,” she whispered and this time she allowed him to see her tears fall from her eyes, “don’t say that only because you’re scared.”
“I’m not,” Harry whispered, “It’s the truth, that’s why.”
Y/N didn’t flinch when he reached for her hands and his heart squeezed when she didn’t pull away.
“I am scared,” he continued, “How couldn’t I be? Your rejection would break my heart and I don’t know how I’d live with the knowledge that it is my fault that I lost you? But I’m not scared of being alone anymore, not enough to throw myself into random relationships like you were right, I have done all this time. I want you or nothing at all, Y/N. I love you.”
He watched her sob and squeezed her fingers with his gently, appreciating any skin touched by her warm tips. This small touches, the reluctant squeeze and tiny movements, meant so much more than the physical contact he’d graved and taken last night. He’d held her, kissed her, breathed her in. But this was voluntarily. She was holding his hands because she wanted to. He could have rejoiced. When her body fell forward and into his open arms, he didn’t know for sure if it was because she wanted it or just her body giving out, finally surrendering to the weight of her emotions. He cried out when her arms settled around his neck and his heart broke when he felt her kiss his neck. After all this time, he could breathe again.
“Harry,” she whimpered.
“I’ll fix this,” he promised, “Everything. I’ll call and apologize to every woman I hurt in the past. You are right, always are, and I should apologize to them for my selfish actions. But you and I are different, Y/N. We’re real and I won’t let my stupid imagination ruin anything again. I don’t want the classic perfect. I want our perfect.”
She sobbed and held onto him tighter. Harry fell back to sit on the floor and a relieved laugh tumbled from his mouth when she followed to sit in his lap, both legs now wrapped around his waist.
“I love you,” he whispered against the shell of her ear.
He groaned when her small hands pulled at the strands of hair at the back of his neck, but obeyed and moved his head back so his eyes could meet hers. Her beautiful orbs were full of the loving care he’d missed so much and he felt another wave of tears rush to his own eyes. For a moment she just looked at him, the man she’d given her heart to, who’d then broken it and now promised to mend it again. Harry.
“It’ll take time,” she murmured shyly and he nodded without hesitating, “but I think we’ve got enough of it.”
A smile danced on his mouth and his eyes closed when her soft lips met his in a tender kiss. He had her back, he thought, his heart full of joy and he wouldn’t ever be reckless enough to let her go again.
Request: can you do one where u and Fred and George have been friends since first year and now it’s around the time of the you’ll ball and Fred starts flirting with Angelina and you get kind of jealous then like during the yule ball he asks you out to be his girlfriend
Pairing: Fred Weasley x Reader
The Yule Ball was such a huge topic of conversation throughout Hogwarts right now. Even Hermione, who normally had her nose stuffed in a book, gushed to you about her and Krum, and what she should wear.
“Oh, pipe up, (Y/N)! You’ll get a date, you’re loved by everyone here.” Hermione grinned to you from across the bed. You two were sitting in her bed in the dorms, both invested in the topic of conversations that swirled around Hogwarts as a storm rattled outside.
“Hermione, just because you like me, doesn’t mean everyone here likes me. Ron and Harry don’t count here.” You rolled your eyes at your best friend, who rolled them right back at your after your remark.
“Shut up, I know a certain someone who’s taken a fancy to you..” she smirked, and you felt yourself jump a little.
“What? Who?” You rushed.
“A certain ginger boy..” She went on.
“Shut up, we all know Ron’s in love with you, Hermione.” You laid back against the headboard.
“No,” Hermione’s face flushed a little, “Not Ron. Fred Weasley.”
Your heart skipped a beat. You’ve known the Weasleys since first year, when Mrs Molly Weasley helped you and Harry access platform 9 ¾ to get to the train. You’ve always loved the family, but Fred Weasley, you liked in a different way than the rest.
“You’re lying,” You muttered, feeling your cheeks warm up. Thank god it was dark and only the fireplace was on as the rain rumbled on outside.
“Would I lie to you about this? Come on, trust me! Ron said he heard Fred talking to George about how gorgeous he thought you were. Talk it up with him, flirt a little. Be playful. I’m certain he’s into that. Just be yourself, and I know he’ll grow a pair and ask you to the ball!” She clapped her hands happily and got off the bed, “You and Fred would be so cute! You’re like, this shy girl who’s incredibly smart and gorgeous and he’s like, the school troublemaker, and he’s loud. It’s a match made in heaven!”
You rolled your eyes, “Alright, fangirl. I’ll see if I can flirt, but we both know I can’t.”
“With a face like yours though, you shouldn’t need to flirt. Boys adore you. Or make him jealous!” She smirked, and then changed the topic to something about what Snape said in class today that she wanted to point out so badly, but didn’t want to lose points for Gryffindor.
It was breakfast time in the Great Hall and the entire atmosphere was buzzing, everyone was in a good mood. You sat between Harry and Fred (due to a persistent Hermione) and you were starting to feel nervous as to how exactly you’d flirt with Fred to make him more comfortable asking you to the ball.
“(Y/N), Draco’s staring at you,” Ron said through a mouth full of food from next to Hermione who looked disturbed.
“Git,” Harry mumbled.
“Oooh, get it (Y/N)!” Hermione giggled, and you rolled your eyes laughing, and you understood she was trying to get Fred jealous (as she mentioned last night.)
“Do I smile? It’s kind of awkward.” You muttered to her while Harry and Ron mentioned something about Quidditch.
“No, you ignore him, don’t stoop to the level of Malfoy,” Fred said in your ear and Hermione winked at you without him noticing.
“I mean he’s a real git but he’s not an ugly one..” You trailed off, and before Fred could answer, his attention was turned to Angelina, who took a seat next to George (who was across from Fred.)
“Morning, Angelina!” Fred piped up, and you smacked your face with your palm, thinking you might have taken the Draco thing too far. Hermione gave you a sympathetic smile and passed you a small chocolate covered strawberry, which you took from her and gulped down.
You stayed silent for the rest of breakfast, listening to Fred and Angelina flirt it out like no one was listening, and when he ended up asking her to the ball, you slammed your drink down and got up, walking out of the great hall, telling Harry and Ron you felt sick, and they gave you sympathetic nods before Hermione stood up and followed you out.
Once you guys got to the Gryffindor common room, you sulked into the couch.
“WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ME!” You groaned and Hermione sat next to you.
“He’s not worth you being upset over! Come on, cheer up!” She rubbed your back as your stared at the fire.
“You said he liked me,” You mumbled, looking over at her as she lowered her gaze to her fingers.
“Sometimes, guys get scared when they’re with a girl they like. You saw how Ron was when he asked me to the ball,” She chuckled, making you grin thinking of when Ron asked Hermione to the ball, unaware of the fact she was going with someone already.
“Fred doesn’t seem scared with Angelina, though,” You sulked like a little girl.
Hermione stood up and grabbed your hand, “That’s because he doesn’t like her that way! Come on, you have a dress already so cheer up, and worst case, go with Harry!”
“Harry’s the most famous wizard in the world, plus he’s in the triwizard tournament, pretty sure he can get any girl he wants, Hermione.” Hermione groaned and at the moment, Harry and Ron walked into the room looking concerned.
“(Y/N)! Are you okay?” Ron asked, plopping down on the couch next to you. With your permission, Hermione told Ron and Harry about your little ‘heartbreaking situation’ and Harry agreed to be your date to make Fred jealous, which Hermione grinned at and Ron looked sick.
“My brother? Really? Don’t need you laggin’ about our house once you two start dating. You’re at our house enough as it is.” Ron chuckled.
“You love me, Ronald Weasley.” You patted his head, and he grinned.
“You’re not wrong.”
It was finally the day of the ball, the past week dragged by so slowly. You and Hermione had finished getting ready. You wore a silver, floor length gown that had sparkles near the bottom, and short sleeves that came off the shoulders. Your (y/h/c) hair was curled in a vintage style and your simple makeup really made a difference, and you were happy. Hermione looked gorgeous as well, and as you two made your way down the stairs of the Great Hall, you saw Harry and Ron gape from the bottom of the stairs, making you two giggle.
“Wow..” Ron started before getting dragged off by his date.
“You two look absolutely amazing,” Harry smiled at the two of you, as you both thanked him.
Viktor Krum came over to take Hermione’s hand and kissed it, telling you you looked lovely before walking off with her, and you could see the pink on her cheeks making you giggle.
“Shall we?” You asked Harry before making your way into the Hall, and wow was it gorgeous. You were admiring it intently, until Harry interrupted your thoughts.
“Do you want something to drink?” He asked, letting go of your arm. You nodded with a smile and he dissapeared into the crowd.
“(Y/N),” You heard your name from behind you and came face to face with Draco Malfoy, who looked pretty dashing, “You look beautiful.” He said and you blushed a little, “Too bad you went with Potter, we could have been the best looking couple here.” He smirked.
You felt an arm around your waist and turned to find Fred Weasley staring down Draco, “Shove off, Malfoy,” Draco rolled his eyes and didn’t feel the need to argue with him, before walking off.
“Fred, he wasn’t going to do anything. He knows better.” You said softly, loving the feeling of his arm around you.
“I don’t like the way he looks at you.” He whispered, eyes lingering on yours, and your heart sped up a little. Out of the corner of your eye you saw Harry coming back, but he stopped in his tracks and winked at you when he saw the position you and Fred were in.
“Come on, it’s no big deal,” You giggled as Fred leaned in a bit and you stepped back, “Wow, wait, aren’t you here with Angelina? Don’t swoop in like this.” You saw his face fall.
“No, no, I mean yes I’m here with her but,” He sighed, “Only because I didn’t have the courage to ask you. Seeing you here with Potter, it’s killing me.” He looked down at his feet before looking back at you, “I know it sounds cheesy, but I’ve liked you for a really long time, and we’ve been friends and I don’t want to ruin that which is why I may not have shown my interest. But seeing you, looking absolutely ravishing tonight by the way, but seeing you with Harry and Malfoy, it hurts.” He finished, and you blushed.
“I understand completely, you big goof. I feel the same way,” You said and he grinned and kissed your hand. You felt bad for Harry, ditching him like this, but you saw him chatting it up with some Ravenclaw girl before Fred dragged you to the dance floor.
“May I have the dance?” He bowed down with a smirk.
Back before Girl Meets World ended I wrote this essayon why the whole show has been about Riley and Maya falling in love. I’m now making a part 2 because, for lack of a less cocky word, I was right. So, here’s why we did get canon endgame Rilaya. Written by Klara, aka tumblr user hashtagpll. Enjoy.
Ok so looking through the tag I can see that I’m not the only one angry about this which is a good thing, but also others are really into it which I just don’t get. Honestly, a potential plot point has never irked me this much, so here’s an overlong rant about all the reasons why I hate this theory so much. And I hate it a lot.
Chocobros x Reader--For Your Entertainment: Prologue
You guys voted and courtesan fic won for the 300 followers celebration poll! This will be a 4-part series, and will cover Gladio, Prompto, Ignis, and Noctis in that order, with Noctis being the finale. This will be a fic about the reader, but the prologue is from Noct’s perspective. No sex yet, but Chapter 1 and every chapter after that will be smut. Hope you guys enjoy and thanks for your support, always <3. And because people really don’t seem to see this, I want to out and out state it: the woman has absolutely no descriptors because I want the readers to be able to fill themselves in. So whatever your skin color or body type, hair length, all that… it seems like some people are still convinced we ( @hypaalicious@diabolik-trash-heap ) are only writing a specific kind of character and that’s just not what’s happening here. I mean maybe I’m excluding bald people because I need a little bit of hair to be pulled but I feel like that’s a small concession lol. ANYWAY WITHOUT FURTHER RAMBLING, I PRESENT FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: PROLOGUE
After weeks of preparation, the big day had finally arrived… the young prince Noctis was set to depart for Altissia to marry the lady Lunafreya, after one last road trip with his friends and crownsguard.
As Noctis descends the stairs to the Regalia, his eyes alight on the figure of a woman standing just to the side of the car with the Marshall, Cor Leonis. She smiles pleasantly at Noctis, and he scowls in return. He can hear the whispers of his companions behind him.
“Who’s that girl?”
“Friend of yours, Noct?”
“Did you have a girlfriend all this time and we didn’t know it?!”
The prince’s hands curl into fists at his side.
“Why are you doing this?!”
Regis furrows his brow. “I’m not doing anything—this was always part of the plan. Courtesans are a time-honored tradition of this court, and as your wedding won’t take place here alternate arrangements must be made.”
“This was supposed to be the last thing I got to do on my own… and I can’t even have this now.”
The king’s face softens.
“Noct, please reconsider. Your trip will still be everything you hoped it would be… you’ll just have one more person along for the ride.”
“And what if I don’t use her?”
“Then I expect you’ll disappoint your new wife on your wedding night… but that’s your decision to make. All I can do is guide you in the right direction.”
“I won’t touch her… I won’t speak to her… I won’t even look at her.”
“Your loss then. But I expect you to treat her with the minimum courtesy you’d afford to anyone else—I will not have my son disrespecting a woman in our care.”
Can you do a high school AU where Young Sirius is the football captain and and the reader is a cheerleader and at a game, Sirius get’s hurt and the reader just stops cheering and runs up to him and you can make up the rest? Thank you!!❤
A/N: Idk if this is what you imagined but i hope you like it. I did my best but there are probably mistakes due to the fact i wrote it late at night. Still, please let me know what you think ♥
This evening was the first football match for
the season and our school was a host so everything had to be perfect. To be one
of the best students in school and at the same time a cheerleader is not an
easy job especially in those kinds of situations. My graphic was full and I barely
found time for things such as talking or even thinking.
“Miss (Y/L/N), I hope you are ready with the
preparations for today.”, the headmaster asked me for maybe the 10th
“Oh, yes. We did everything we could to make
the coming team feel comfortable.”, I answered nicely putting a fake smile on my
face. Making an excuse I managed to get away from him and went straight to the
We used to have training like two hours ago,
but I had to fucking search for special towels for our guests. So here I was,
hours later, dressed in my tiny skirt, exhausted as hell, going to have a three
hour long exercise for tonight…
“Hey, (Y/L/N)! How are you today?”, a familiar
voice appeared just behind my back.
“Not in the mood for you flirtations.”, annoyed
I didn’t bother to spin around and see the well-known boy in the whole school –
Sirius Black, the captain of the football match, the most hot and sexy guy,
probably the heartbreaker of the school. Usually I flirted back as a joke but
now, hungry, tired, sleepy and angry I wasn’t able to deal with this.
“Don’t worry, babe. I am not gonna flirt for
now. Just wanted to make sure you’ll be screaming my name tonight.”, and the
famous smirk was now on his beautiful and yet irritating face.
“You wish! Can you leave me alone, cause I wanna
finish with everything as soon as possible and go home and fucking rest for god
sake!”, kind of screaming I turned away and went straight to the girls waiting
for me to began.
Hours passed and due to my eyes shutting almost
every minute we had to repeat some of the movements but everything was just
perfect. While the boys were practicing and so were we, I couldn’t stop the
feeling of someone’s eyes landing on my back. But me, being me, I didn’t give a
fuck and continued my job.
I hate when people tend to think that of you
are a cheerleader, you are definitely a stupid hollow bitch. My dear human
beings, stop believing at what you see on your favorite TV shows. Not all of us
are that bad! As one of the main cheerleaders, we are too occupied to find time
for you. Honestly, you are not that special and you would never be. And we are definitely
“(Y/n), wait!”, someone screamed and got me out
of my trans of anger. When I looked beside me I saw the pretty footballer
coming my way.
“What do you want?”, I retorted back.
“You don’t have to be so sharp, sweetheart. I
just wanted to ask your pretty little angry face on a date.”, he stated while
walking next to me.
“Okay”, was the only word I gave to him.
“So, that’s a yes?”
“But you said ‘okay’.”
“Look at me Black! I don’t have time for you!
My schedule is full and even now you are losing my time! Don’t offend but you
better find another girl to mess up with.”
“I am not messing with you!”
I didn’t say anything neither he did. He just
stopped and went another direction while I continued my way towards home.
It was 7pm. The match was about to start after
30 minutes. I remember how at the beginning I was so anxious to go out and
dance in front of so many people, but now it’s like a routine. As I was checking
if everything and everyone was ready, Roxanne came towards me for chitchat as per
“I heard you ditched Black.”
“Yes, I did. Why?”
“I’m just interested why you did so. I heard
you really hurt him and that’s not good for tonight match.”, the girl stated.
“Better him that me.”, Roxanne gave me a
confused look so I explained, “Come on, Rox, a guy like him wouldn’t date a
girl like me if it’s not a prank or something.” The stern look on her face
suddenly turned into a smile.
“Whatever you say, leader.”, patting my
shoulder she came closer and whispered, “But you better clarify with yourself.”
The truth was that I liked that boy. He wasn’t
a bad guy as far as I knew him. But better play not interested instead of
showing your affection and getting hurt.
The time came so I put the smile on my face,
encouraged my girls and ran towards the pitch to show all the people what we
are capable of. When we appeared the audience got wild, they cheered us and
welcomed the team of our school. I and the girls sat on our seats and waited
for the breaks to do our job. When I saw Sirius, my heart skipped a beat. He
was smiling yes, but the way he was moving, that fact that selfish façade wasn’t
turn on showed me that each word Roxanne told me was true.
The match wasn’t going well. We were losing and
mainly it was Sirius who messed up something. And the fact that the crowd was
cheering as much as dead person would, I decided to do something.
“Come on, girls! Let’s bring back the spirit of
“(Y/N), we are…”
“I don’t care! You are a cheerleader! Your job
is to lift up the spirit and courage of the team and the audience! So move your
asses and dance!”
Hopefully, the girls knew my temper so my word
actually encouraged them rather that offend them.
My one solution is my queen ‘Cause she stay strong (yeah yeah) She is always in my corner Right there when I want her
We sang a part of a famous cheerleader song. As
we were dancing I suggested making a pyramid. Everything was going fine, the
public was up and clapping for us. But suddenly everything went dead. I turned
around and saw somebody lying on the ground, somebody wearing the number 9. I
jumped and ran towards the body. Pushing all the boys all around it I fell down
on my knees.
“Oh my god! Sirius, are you okay?!”
“Yes, I think so…”
“Good. Now stand up and kick some asses for me,
“Because if you do it, I will find a way to
cheer you up after what happened.”
“And how is that going to happen? Because I don’t
I did something I would never normally do –
kiss him in front of everyone. It was a short one of course but the feeling was
amazing. I’d wanted this for such a long time.
“If you win, you might, maybe, probably, 50%
have the chance of getting more.”
“You know how to cheer me up, babe.”, he smiled
and I helped him got up. He wasn’t hurt that bad so the match continued. I
think there’s no need to tell you who won and what price the winner received.
The Joker has never been around a pregnant
woman before. Actually… just once, during a robbery and the poor thing fainted
even if he didn’t do anything to her. You
thought J would be bored with the whole process, but all he says is that
he wants to see her NOW. Well, it
doesn’t really work that way and your boyfriend is not famous for his patience.
– At night, J likes to rest his head
on your legs, face turned towards your huge bump.
“When is she coming out? I wanna see
“Soon J, be patient.”
Joker and patience don’t go in the same sentence.
“But I wanna see her now, I’ve been
“It’s happening soon enough.”
“Hey, Doll, do you think she already
looks like me?”
“No, not yet.”
“Do you think she knows I’m her dad?”
“No, not yet J.”
“Do you think she has green hair?” he
snickers, walking his fingers on your tummy.
“No, baby, no toxic green locks.”
“Do you think she has bright red
“No, I dye mine; if anything, Emma
will have dark blonde hair, my natural color. Or maybe she’ll have your natural
color. Is it brown or…?”
“No, it’s a dark blonde too,” the Joker blurs out and after a few seconds he
gasps. “Did you just…did you just make me tell you another one of my secrets,
“Nooo, I didn’t make you do anything,”
you smirk, trying not to laugh, all innocent and sweet.
“You’re sneaky, Y/N, stop it!” he pinches
your thigh, aggravated you took advantage of him being smitten with the unborn
baby. “Oh my God!” J shouts when he notices the small hand moving right under your
skin. “There she is!” he excitedly touches her, sensing the shift. “This is so
cool- cooler than being chased by Batsy,” he admits, huffing. “Jerk!” The Joker
mutters, then pays attention to you again. “Does it hurt when she does that?”
(he asks this very often and the reply never changes).
“No, handsome, she’s just wiggling
around. Anxious to get out, I’m sure. Have you ever been around a pregnant
“Once, during a bank robbery. I
decided to do it in plain daylight and this lady was there. She fainted.”
“What did you do to her?” You try to reach him but can’t bend at all.
“Nothing, she just passed out when me
and my men took over the place. There she is again!” he grins and one of Emma’s
tiny feet stretches out pretty high this time. “Do you know what this reminds
“No, but please do share,” you sigh,
curious to hear about another crazy idea for sure.
“Aliens movie! You think she might
just burst out of there?” J pokes your bump, then caresses the skin to feel his
daughter once more.
You start giggling, amused:
“I think we’re good on that one. She’ll
come out the right way, no worries.”
“Oh, I forgot I got her something,”
The Joker suddenly realizes and jumps out of bed.
“More stuff?!” you tease since the
unborn has a room full of baby things.
“This is better than any of them,” J
fumbles inside the closet and finally brings over the shiny diamond tiara he
places on top of your tummy. “Here, a Princess should have one,” he excitedly brags
and goes back to his favorite spot on your legs.
“Where did you get it from?!”
“Gotham’s Bank vault,” he winks, proud of his achievement and scoots closer so
you can touch him since you look so pathetic when you keep on trying and fail.
“And I was thinking you bought it,
baby,” you wrap a strand of his hair around your chubbier than usual finger.
“I did, just forgot to pay,” he
mocks, making sure the sparkly crown stays in place.
And you both have a good laugh about
it - your boyfriend can be so funny
sometimes, even if he thinks he’s funny
all the time.
The Joker closes his blue eyes and
you brush your index finger against his long eyelashes.
“What is it, Pumpkin?” he yawns,
opening one eye.
“Could you please bring me a sliced
cucumber and chocolate syrup?”
“Yuck, I don’t know how you can eat
that disgusting combo,” he shivers, grossed out by your choices in food lately.
“I’m craving a bunch of weird snacks,
I can’t help it. Remember last month when all I wanted was apple sauce with
radishes and cinnamon powder?”
“Ewww, yes. I guess this is an
upgrade, Doll. Can’t you go in the kitchen and make your own plate? I’m tired.”
You point out towards your diamond
“I can’t move or this will fall.”
“Uggghhh, fine, I’ll be back,” J
agrees, dragging his feet on the carpet because he’s not in the mood for too
much except staring at your belly to see Emma move.
– He feels nauseated watching you
munch on your repulsive late dinner. J would love to fall asleep but the damn
cucumbers are so crunchy when you bite out of them.
“Are you done, Y/N? I wanna sleep.”
“Done, the last one!” you shove the
slice in your mouth and lean over him to place the bowl on the nightstand.
“Jesus, Princess, how much do you
weight??!!” J puffs under your heaviness, over exaggerating, of course.
You’re a delicate little flower that doesn’t need negative comments.
“Whatever!!!! This is your fault!”
you give him a sassy gaze, pinning him under you for a few more seconds this
way he learns his lesson.
He just can’t talk like that to delicate little flowers.
“ I didn’t do anything,” The Joker pulls
you in for a kiss, purring. “Just had some fun with my girl, the rest… you’re responsible
for!” he taunts, delighted you can’t do too much but squirm on top of him.
“You’re so…so…so,” you stutter, outraged,
not being able to find the word.
“What is this?!” he puckers his lips,
intrigued when he feels it.
You try to look down in between the
two of you without success.
“I think my water broke!”
– “Pumpkin, are you gonna die?” he
growls, checking you out worried sick; he’s been asking this every 5 minutes in the last six hours.
“For God’s sake,
I’m not dying !! I’m
giving birth!”, you shriek through your clenched teeth, breathing in and out in
“Are you sure?” J triple checks
“Yes, I’m sure,” and you squeeze his
hand so hard you hear a few bones crack.
“Auuuchhh, don’t break my hand!” he
whines, taking a step back.
“Take your rings off!” you urge him,
panting. “It makes it worse.”
He hurries and does it, dumping them
in a cup on the table.
“Give me your hand!” you shout,
feeling the strong contractions hit your body with paralyzing strength.
“Ummm, don’t break it, OK?” he hesitantly
gives it back, hoping for the best.
a delicate little flower as yourself can have so much
“Where’s my daughter?” The Joker
stretches his free arm to lift the sheet covering you from the waist down and
regrets it in the next moment. He’s seen
a lot of messed up shit in his life but this takes the cake.
“Pretty soon, Mister J,” the doctor
replies, wishing the Clown Prince of Crime would just behave and wait.
“ Kitten,” J gulps, even more tense. “Are
you sure you’re not dying?”
“I’m sure, stop asking!” you groan,
resting your head on the pillow. “This is your fault!” you blame J again,
annoyed and in so much pain you are seeing red spots.
Your boyfriend completely ignores
your outburst, tilting over to peck your forehead.
“Hurry up, Princess, I need to see
“So sorry about the inconvenience!!!”
you scream, muttering something else under your labored breathing. It wasn’t a
“Yuck, Doll, you’re all sweaty!” he
complains, wiping his lips.
Huh??! ! Delicate little flowers don’t get sweaty!!!!
“J, you’re not helping!” you state
the obvious and push again, exhausted and anxious in the same time. You
crush his fingers so hard J thinks his arm fell off. He wants to object but the
doctor finally articulates the words he’s been craving to hear for so long:
“Alright, here she is!” and the
crying starts after a few seconds.
– First time The Joker held Emma, he
forgot to breathe.
“She looks like a little doll,” he
whispers, mesmerized on how cute she is. “How long do you think it will take
before she resembles us?”
“A while,” you take a deep breath and
blink slowly, so jaded you can hardly speak.
The little one fusses and
he almost panics, not knowing what to do but she calms down when he gently
“I think…I think she smiled at me!” J
exclaims. You doubt it, but can’t spoil his joy:
Delicate little flowers don’t do such things to a man they love.
“That’s because she knows you’re her
dad,” you utter, making it even better for the new father.
“Really?” he kisses her cheek with an
almost childish curiosity. ”You think so Y/N?”
“Yeah, now that you have her in your
arms, she knows,” you rub your face, fighting to stay awake.
The Joker feels so many emotions at
once and has no clue how to handle any of them. He’s not the one to analyze himself
but damn, it’s just so overwhelming his chest hurts. Can’t be a heart attack,
he’s too young.
He paces alongside your bed, careful
not to wake the newborn.
“Hey, Pumpkin, when can we have sex
again?” he bites his lip, eager to go back to fun stuff.
“It’s gonna be a while, baby. Not too
much, ok?” you quickly add when notice how disappointed he is. “ I just basically squeezed
a watermelon through a prune so give me some credit. Be patient, please.”
Joker and patience don’t go in the same sentence.
“Just hurry up and get better, I have
needs!” he sulks but winks when he realizes you don’t look too excited at his
Ahhh, such a charmer.
But you can’t rush this process on delicate little flowers.
What I think is happening in the stills/the episode. I’ll try and put it in the order that I think its happening in as best as I can but holy shit there is a lot of stuff. I don’t think I got everything. I will also be adding stuff from my Supergirl Spoilers Masterpost and BTS pictures as well.
Group 1:My guess is that the SM v. SG fight is what the episode opens with. I think we all know what’s happening here. Rhea did something to Supermans mind that makes him think that Supergirl is General Zod. We see Zod on the Daxamite ship in the trailer:
But as you can see the background is all wobbly and his eyes are weird so we are obviously seeing what Superman sees and hears when he looks at Kara.
And then we also have the comparison of the fight between SM and SG:
compared to SM and GZ:
Oh! you see something similar too??
Yeah. I though so as well. (not my pic btw. Its @TheDCTVshow on twitter)
Alex and Maggie are at the fight as well:
I think that the next group of stills take place right after the above group because Alex is wearing the same thing as during the fight so it would take place right after.
Group B:Kara knocks Superman out somehow and takes him to the Fortress of Solitude to get his mind fixed.
They use some type of Kryptonian technology that allows Kara to enter Clarks mind and to help him get through the fog.
Whatever Kara does works and he wakes up as himself again.
After he wakes up they are crowded around the console in the fortress. Not entirely sure why. It could be for anything considering the Fortress can do just about anything.
After they leave the Fortress, Superman goes and helps Martian Manhunter and Miss Martian fight Daxamites.
Speaking of M’Gann. I believe that she comes back because she can feel that something is wrong with J’onn. They have that martian bond so I’m pretty sure that they can vaugly feel what the other is feeling 24/7 even if one of them is on Mars. So she comes, helps him escape his mind (just like he helped her escape hers) and then they go and kick some ass.
Group C: I think that this might be a scene where Kara is feeling like she has no idea how to solve this problem so Cat gives one of her famous pep talks and it helps Kara decide to challenge Rhea to a duel. Kara looks emotional so I have a feeling that its going to be a really good Cat and Kara scene. Better get my tissues…
National City is under quarantine. ^
Group D: This is after Kara challenges Rhea to a duel because in the trailer it shows this scene with the dialogue:
She says this while she’s still sitting in her chair in the trailer.
So then she stands up and so do Kara and Clark-
and walks around her desk to start flirting with Clark becase this is Cat we’re talking about here and that is totally what she’s doing.
There is people in hard hats in the pic below so it looks like Catco is getting fixed.
My guess is that they are watching Supergirl and Rhea fight in these next two.
Now that we are on the topic of the duel, the scene in the gif below is Rhea showing up for the duel. You can tell that Supergirl is on the roof because you can catch a glimpse of the tower thing they use for the stunt wires.
It was said that Mon-El is there and that at some point in the episode he has to pick between Kara and Rhea. With that said the only other person I see in this shot is someone in Daxamite gear.
But no worries. I tracked down some BTS shots and found this:
Looks like Mon-El is in Karas corner. Click here for a video. But we don’t know why he has to choose between them. Or when for that matter.
Alex is in a race to save Maggie who is abducted
Lena and Lillian have scenes
Karamel and Superman have scenes with Rhea on the Daxamite ship
The box that Lillian Luthor is holding in episode 2x12 that she apparently didn’t know that Lex had finished will have a major role in the finale.
There are rumors that they may all be in a place off world
Karamel has a really good scene in the apartment and they talk about feeling and sacrifice
Mon-El and Superman have scenes alone together
Lena and Kara reportedly don’t have any scenes together
Lena and Winn have scenes together
Karamel has a painful (might be a goodbye) scene
Lena helps build a machine but its use doesn’t necessarily go to plan. (It is not the transmatter portal)
Lena, Winn, and Lillian all have a scene together
We also have this Karamel scene. (its not on the roof)
Any guesses as to what Kara is holding?
Anyway, this is all I could put together. The finally is going to be EPIC. I will have a box of tissues near by.
tagging some people I always seem to see speculating:
“Yoongi it’s late…Where are you going?” She mumbled, her voice drowsy from sleep. She was right, it was already passed midnight and the bustling city had died down into soft uneven beeps and roaring of car engines. In fact morning should be showing up anytime soon.
“I’m going to the studio, the boys will also be there. Just wait alright, maybe I’ll be home earlier tonight.” I said as I slipped on some jeans and a large black hoodie that reeked of her. She must’ve been wearing it again. Knowing she wears my clothing when I’m not around brought a joyful sadness that tied knots in my stomach. “Okay…be safe.” She yawned out before she fell back into her slumber. Before I left her bedroom I took a quick glance at her body, how her arms clasped around one of the pillows. Is that suppose to be me?
Drunkenly I stumbled into her apartment. The pile of keys and keychains clattering on the wooden floorboards. Placing my finger against my lips I shushed them to be quiet, not wanting to wake up my dearest. A smile spread across my lips as her sleeping figure crossed my image. Of all the things about her, her sleeping figure was my favorite. It was a reminder how peaceful things can be.
“Yoongi?” Her voice was drowsy again when was the last time I had heard her voice full of energy? Her body was wrapped in a white nightgown, her hands rubbing at her eyes. She looked so adorable I think I might even change my favorite image of her to this one.
“Ow baby~” I sang out spreading my arms wide open, kicking my shoes off I stumbled towards her, almost tripping on my way to her. The dark scenery behind her, the closed curtains and the lights turned off, made me realize how late it actually was. “Baby, I’m so sowy, I pomis to…” I knitted my brows in order to find the right words, but I couldn’t find any. Cold hands cupped my burning red cheeks drawing attention back on her face. “Let’s go to bed,” she whispered. I slowly nodded my head. Her fingers laced with mine as she guided me to her bedroom, a quiet and short journey I never want to live without.
The chirping of the birds sounded like screams. Groaning I moved around in bed, my arms searching for something that wasn’t there. Slowly opening my eyes I looked to my side to find nothing but pillows and the other half of the blanket. Furrowing my eyebrows I slowly and carefully got up, trying my best to keep everything in that I consumed the other night. As I opened the bedroom door I was greeted with the smell of spices. Shuffling through the hall and into the living room I turned to look at the open kitchen where she was humming one of my songs. Her hips, though covered in a wide shirt, swayed from left to right. Ah, maybe this is my favourite image.
“Morning.” I grumbled. Grabbing one of the island chairs and dragging it across the floor causing my to cringe at the loud noise. Groaning loudly I took a seat. The second I sat at the kitchen island a bowl was gently placed down in front of me. Surprised I look up only to see the back of her once again. “Aren’t you going to eat as well?” She slowly shook her head. “I to get ready.” “Where are you going?” Her soft chuckle, though it triggered my headache, brought warmth to my heart. Turning on her heels she gave me a warm smile and pointed at the clock “I have school, did you forget?” I glanced at the clock and back at her. What should’ve been a decent morning suddenly crashed.
There were deep and dark bags under her smiling eyes, in fact her whole appearance looked like she could crumble and fall with a simple touch. How come I only now noticed this?
“Hyung!” Jungkook called out from behind the studio door.
“Come in.” The door cracked open revealing a photo shoot ready Jungkook, he was just training a couple of minutes ago. “Yah, don’t you look fancy. Where are you going?”
“Oh, Y/N is here to pick me up to go to the movies.” My ears perked up.
“Y/N?” I asked.
“Yeah, she asked me to give you this,” Jungkook revealed a plastic bag from his back. Still a bit confused I grabbed the bag “uh, thanks.” I mumbled.
“No problem, talk to you later okay?” Nodding once more I watched how Jungkook disappeared. Blinking a couple of times I looked down at the bag, lazily opening it up to show the contents of it. The bag was filled with medicine and sweets and on top of it all was a pink sticky note. Reaching for it I pulled it out of the bag and read what was written on it;
Take care of yourself and have some sweets!
I believe in you!
A wave of sorrow crashed into me, with my other free hand I clasped it around my mouth in order to keep myself from crying. Perhaps it was because of Jungkook or the bag or the mix of both that I realized my own girlfriend never asked to come home early or asked to make time for her. Even though I am always cooped up in my studio or at work, even though I barely have any time for her, she never once acted selfish. Is it because she knows that once this is all over the time I couldn’t spend with her will be made up in the end?
I didn’t realize that tears were dripping down my face and over my hand. Letting out a choked out sob I started to crumble into a ball. God, she’s amazing.
Surprised she was. Clutching at the fabric of her shirt she let out a heavy sigh. “Don’t scare me like that!” She pouted, causing me to chuckle. Placing her bags down and taking off her coat and shoes she walked towards me with a raised eyebrow.
“I thought you were working till late.”
“So did I, but I decided to come home early and surprise you.”
Her features contorted into a thankful look followed by a soft smile.
“Surprise you did.” She whispered out as she fell into my arms, her fingers playing with the sides of my hair. My arms wrapped around her waist pulling her even closer as we swayed to a silent song. The love in her eyes almost made me break down, or maybe it was for the bags under her eyes that seemed to grow bigger.
“Yoongi?” She whispered out.
“You know how much I love you right?” I whispered back, the sudden affection causing her to look down in embarrassment and chuckle. The action made my heart stutter and I couldn’t help but press my lips against the top of her head. Not wanting to move away from her I began to mumble against her hair.
“You know how much you mean to me right?”
“What is all of this, Yoongi?”
“Y/N…” I pulled her closer if possible, taking in her scent before letting out a deep breath. “Just wait okay? Soon the boys and ! will be big, so big that you’ll hear on the streets ‘those bangtan boys, they are famous!’ Just wait okay? Soon you can be proud of your own man.”
She chuckled even more, her body shifting so that she can look up to me. “But Yoongi, I am already proud of you.” I tried my hardest to suppress a smile. Shaking my head slowly I ghosted my fingers across her face and let them go back to their original position.
“I don’t think you get it Y/N.” With knitted eyebrows she looked confused at me. “Let me make this simpler. Soon you can be proud of your husband.” Her eyes slowly widened with shock and in the corners I could see tears building up. “Just wait okay?” Hiding her face in my chest she nodded.
Genre: angst, romance, smut Rating: M Warnings: swearing, sex, alcohol, a lot of flashbacks Pairing: rockstar!namjoon x violinist!reader Summary: As far as you were concerned, ex-violinists and highly-acclaimed rock stars weren’t
supposed to mix, especially when a certain purple-haired rock star was supposed to just remain in your past. Word Count: 9.8k a/n: slightly inspired by uncontrollably fond, but the plot is
different. shoutout to @sugarmints for the encouragement hihi chapter 2 (preview)
Fate has its way of bringing you back to where you’re meant to
Or so, what they say. People say that when you’re meant to be
somewhere, life thrusts you into that direction, even if you’re stubbornly
against the idea. Even if you completely resisted from it, fate would disrupt
your plans to make you give in, no matter what loss you’ll have to end up
suffering with in the end. After all, that was the price to pay if you didn’t
go along with fate’s plans.
“Miss, am I playing it correctly?”
Your student asked you, disrupting you from your thoughts. She
was a high school student who was in her first year, taking up violin lessons
under you, since you were a high school music teacher in your fourth year of
teaching in this institution.
“Ah, yes, Seola, please do continue.” You smiled to the
younger student as she enthusiastically returned to her playing, while you paid
attention to the way she gripped her violin and bow. So far, she was doing
fine, her posture straight and correct. However, you could also hear the
emotion she was feeling at the moment, though you frowned as you realized what
it was: rushed and excitement.
“Stop, stop,” you told her as her eyes widened in
surprise that you told her to stop, but she immediately paused in her playing,
putting down her instrument.
“Is there something wrong?” She asked, tilting her
head. As far as she was concerned, she might have been doing a good job, but
your ears could never be deceived by simple mistakes.
You nodded as a response to her question. “You seemed
quite… antsy about something. Is there something wrong? I don’t think you’re
the type who would feel so excited when you’re playing a piece that should be
She nodded, smiling sheepishly. “Is it really that
obvious?” She asked as you nodded. “Well, I just heard some rumors
that a famous alumnus of this high school was coming today here and I wanted to
see him,” she murmured at the last part as you raised an eyebrow.
“Which one?” You asked, trying to go over the list of
famous alumni who graduated in this high school. Since this high school was a
performing arts high school, there were a lot of alumni who became famous
actors, singers, producers, dancers, and artists.
“Do you know ‘Monster’, by any chance, Miss? He’s a really
famous rock star and, well, some of my friends overheard from the faculty room
that he was coming,” she said, giving a smile. You simply stayed silent, your
mouth in a straight line as you tried to recall anything from earlier.
“He’s a famous international rock star. Who wouldn’t know
him, Seola?” You replied to your student with a smile as she chuckled, her
eyes glinting in delight. It was obvious that she was a fan of Monster.