i’m still riding high from my birthday on monday, and i’m loving this pair of ceramic crystal point animal totems and ring holders created by the super-fun etsy shop lithopsstudio! i love cats AND dinos, and these ‘meowmaid’ and mini brachiosaur totem figurines are too cute to pass up. LOVE the 22kt gold lustre!
The popular soda brand, Azupop!, is designed after Azumarill with its wave-like and bubble patterns. It’s infused with vanilla and contains a special frothy cream made of condensed milk unique to its brand; kept sealed in a bubble within the can/bottle until it’s opened and the pressure pops it. It’s fizzy, bubbly, creamy and sweet; very smooth and creamy on the tongue and is a real hit with the kids.
Though they only used to come in 2 original flavours: blueberry (blue) and lemonade (yellow), they now have an assortment of flavours, all colour-coded in the Azumarill’s design. Some of these are peach, melon, grape, green apple, bubblegum and coconut.
They even have special seasonal flavours such as watermelon, matcha, mango, pumpkin spice, candy corn, plum and yuzu while special limited editions even include stranger flavours such as kimchi, miso, cheese, cream potage, curry and teriyaki. Go figure.
The mascot of the brand is of course, an Azumarill named Poppi.
It's kind of hard to tell what Jonghyun fansites are active and not. Do you have a list of all of? Them the old ones if that isn't too hard to do?
lucky for you, anon, i have absolutely nothing to do right now so forgive me if this list seems a little more in-depth than usual or more in-depth than you were expected (or wanting, lol). i tried my best to split them into four categories: active, semi-active, inactive / on hiatus and closed. you can use this page to find direct links to fansite tags on the blog but a forewarning that i haven’t updated it for … a long time. i’d say well over a year - if not close to a year and a half so there’s a lot of newer fansites that are missing along with fansites that are closed that haven’t been moved into that category yet. i’m going to work on a new page for fansites when my university semester finishes tho! fansites that have a ♡ are ones that have opened in the last two months! it’s also likely that i may have skipped over one or two by accident but i think it’s pretty thorough otherwise.
active [criteria for: fansites that actively post. fansites that have posted either high quality or preview fancams / pictures of jonghyun in the last month. bolded sites are most active.]
close to you
dans ma bulle (jongtae)
flos paradiso (ot5)
j for you
jonghyun world ♡
maruko / jjongdppp
moment shiny (ot5)
peach planet (ot5)
spring fantasy (ot5)
touchdown ♡ total: thirty five
semi-active [criteria for: fansites that semi-actively post. fansites that have posted either high quality or preview fancams / pictures of jonghyun in the last four or so months. the cut off that i’m going to make here, date wise, will be the year end gayo festivals.]
base on you (jongyu)
by all means
counting night (ot5)
dear. tender boy
first and foremost (ot5)
jjong jjong jjong
sunflowers0408 (germany based)
zorro (heena) total: twenty four
inactive / on hiatus [criteria for: fansites that have either confirmed that they are on a hiatus from posting or that have not posted either high quality or preview fancams / pictures of jonghyun in the last ten months. fansites that have not posted any of the aforementioned but still tweet or retweet material onto their fansite twitters during that timeframe also fall in this category.]
abnormal temperature (jongkey)
dazzling diamond (ot5)
head over heels (jongkey)
hello pocket boy
hohyun (jongho) (china based)
hohyuner (jongho) (china based)
hyunstar (china based)
melt on you (jongyu)
never guess (ot5)
perfect score (jongtae)
rock on killer
sweet candy (ot5)
until forever (ot5) total: twenty seven
closed [criteria for: fansites that have either confirmed that they have closed or that have been gone for more than ten months without posting anything on either their fansite twitter or website. a note that most of these fansites went inactive awhile ago. fansites that have closed or went 10 onth+ inactive in the last year will have a ♡ after them.]
5 diamonds (ot5)
april dream ♡
b-612 asteroid (jongho)
bunch of flowers
contract of kims (jongkey)
dark room ♡
fatal attraction (jongkey)
feel so good
kiss just heaven
kim brothers (jongkey)
let me die (jongkey)
look at me (jongtae)
love thank you like
midnight blue ♡
ming with bling (jongho)
mix match (jongkey)
mong for j
may and miracle
no doubt boy!
one in a million
panic station (jongkey) ♡
pink rabbit (ot5)
pride of j
soul and sense
strange romance (jongtae)
sympathy for jonghyun
take me out ♡
yoyoyuan (ot5) total: sixty one
Finally! The epic conclusion. I had a lot of fun with this request, and it ended up being pretty long. Part one in linked above, but for a quick summary:
Imagine if you were Nick’s childhood best friend, and you meet Sonny who you end up kissing and falling in love with, leaving Nick with unresolved feelings for you. But then, months later, you show up at Nick’s door, crying that Sonny had cheated on you.
summary: seven minutes in heaven with the flirty boy
dressed as a cat. Not to mention the mere fact that she’d met him less than an
hour ago. brilliant, really. she couldn’t imagine a more interesting way to
spend her night.
pairings: ladynoir, adrinette, maayyybe ladrien & marichat if i get to it but idk yet
sidenotes: this is an au where ive aged adrien&marinette up a
bit, both are 18 years old. (idk it just makes me uncomfortable sometimes to
write 15 year olds?? its just me i guess anyways) also in this au ladybug & chat noir
are nonexistent, just a fun little au for me to mess around with tropes and
character personalities, i guess!
Adrien stretched his arms with pride. “Got that right.”
“You try way too hard.” Nino commented absently,
surveying his own half-assed costume, a simple t-shirt with the super man
insignia and red pants. He hadn’t even bothered with any excess details, he was
only going to the party because Adrien didn’t want to go alone.
Adrien had always been a dork for that sort of thing, maybe
it was his model-complex outshining his shy personality, or maybe it was just
how he enjoyed getting a break from being ever-famous ever-attractive Adrien
Agreste and letting himself pretend he was someone normal and reserved. Which
he was, but of course, the modeling agency didn’t have any sort of attachment
to that personality and liked the perfect poster boy much better than who
Adrien really was. The weird guy who liked stupid jokes, sleeping in, and
Nino blinked. Since when did he know so many pointless facts
about Adrien? He technically was his best friend, he supposed, but it
wasn’t like Adrien was a wide open book spilling his secrets left and right.
“Maybe you don’t try enough.” Adrien
corrected. He really went all-out on the costume, all black and sleek and
actually kind of cat-like. There was even a green finish over his eyes on his
mask, giving them a glow-like effect that looked scarily feline.
Nino shook his head, not dignifying him with a direct
answer. “Thirty bucks says Chloé finds you within ten minutes of the party.”
Adrien’s smug, happy grin faded almost instantly, like
someone had turned on a windshield wiper over his mouth. “No.”
Nino grinned. “Is that why you put so much effort
into the costume? To hide from stalker supreme?”
Adrien sighed heavily, an untold burden lying on his chest.
“She’s just so…intense, man…I need a break.”
“I’ll bet you do. Say, instead of that former bet, how ‘bout
we make a new one? I’ll introduce you to a girl tonight that will change everything.
Maybe Chloé’ll back off once she finds out you’re taken…?”
Adrien scoffed, but still smiled slowly, like he appreciated
his efforts. “I seriously doubt anything could make Chloé back off at this
point. But I’ll take you on, I could use a fresh start.”
Nino gaped. “…Seriously? Dude…you’re usually so… I don’t
know, shy about this kind of stuff? But you…you’re really-“
“Hit me with your best shot.” Adrien thumped his fists on
his chest. “Tonight, I’m not Adrien. I’m…I dunno, I’ll think of a cool code
“Hm…” Nino mused, watching his best friend strike
horrifically embarrassing poses in the mirror. “What about…Chat Noir?”
Adrien looked at him, a knowing glint in his sharp green
“Nino.” He said, firm and clear. “That has got to be
the worst idea I’ve ever heard from you, ever. Have a little
originality, man. I’m disappointed.”
Nino laughed. “Sorry, sorry. We both know I’m dry when it
comes to creativity.
Adrien scanned Nino’s costume, one eyebrow snidely raised.
“Is that so?”
Nino rolled his eyes. “Hurry up and stop looking at
yourself, if we’re late, we’ll miss out on all the good food.”
“Good point.” Adrien checked himself one last time in the
mirror. He really did look great. “This party is gonna be purr-fect. Get
it Nino? Because-“
Adrien narrowly dodged the book Nino threw at his head.
“Alright, alright. I’ll save that one for the ladies-“
“How ‘bout this one – How are you feline today? Get
it? Nino, come on, these are the jokes-“
“You know what? I change my mind. I’m not introducing you to
any girls unless they enjoy pain and suffering.” Nino hissed in resentment.
“Well then I guess I’ll have to meet them on my own.”
“I pity the girl that has to deal with you.”
“I pity people without a decent sense of humor.”
“Shuddap. Let’s just go already before I punch you.” Nino
ushered a distracted Adrien towards the door to the car. Right. All he had to
do was try and find a girl who could deal with Adrien’s disgustingly
puke-worthy sense of humor and he’d be set.
Nino grimaced. This was going to be a lot harder than it
“You’re a…well…what are you again?”
Marinette pouted. “Alyaaa, I’m a ladybug, come
on, it’s not that hard!”
Alya nodded slowly, like she hadn’t even heard her speak.
“…Right. Yeah, right, I see it now.”
Marinette made an exasperated sound and fell back on the
couch. “I shouldn’t even go. What if Adrien is there?”
“He probably will be.”
“Alya, you’re not helping!” Marinette told her
stiffly, waving her hands in front of her face manically and sighing.
“Here’s a fun idea – off the top of my head, why don’t
you…hmm…I don’t know…talk to him, maybe?” Alya suggested sarcastically.
“I can’t do that!” Marinette replied, horrified. “If I talk
to him, I just know I’ll say something stupid, and I’ll be forgettable
and he won’t care and then I’l be crushed-“
“Girl, calm yourself.” Alya placed a finger to Marinette’s
lips to silence her. “Just relax. You’re dressed up tonight anyways! He won’t
know it’s you!”
“He won’t know it’s me anyways! I’ve never said a single
word to him in the three years we’ve been in the same school-“
“That’s beside the point. He’ll be dressed up too,
maybe you won’t even recognize him!” Alya assured her friend, grabbing her car
keys and swinging outside of the Dupain-Cheng household.
“That’s even more terrifying! Then I won’t even know
if I make a fool out of myself in front of him!” Marinette began to
hyperventilate as Alya stared at her overdramatic friend, a cool, calculating
expression laying over her face.
“Listen. Just…breathe. You’ll be fine, besides…” Alya
flicked Marinette jus above her nose. “you’ve got a mask on, right? Work it,
girl. Plus, I won’t lie, that costume makes your legs look out of this world.”
Marinette’s eyes widened. “Wha…really? You think so?”
Alya nodded in approval. “Hell yeah! Now get in the car and
get ready to smoke this show. Ladybug and Alya are on the scene!”
“Ew. Don’t call me that.”
“…Fine. Alya and her party-pooper friend, are on the scene!”
“…You know what? I don’t even care.”
“The party’s poppin’. Now where’s this girl you were
gonna introduce me to, Nin? This is taking so long I think one of my nine lives
has begun to run out…”
Nino’s lips tightened and he turned to face his best friend.
“Dude…please. If I’m introducing you to anyone…this has
gotta stop.” He breathed out. Adrien only gave him the cheekiest grin possible.
“This is who I am now, Nino. You can’t stop me. I’ll enchant
the world with my cat jokes – just you wait-“
“Oh no.” Nino said, suddenly grabbing Adrien’s arm and
pulling it to his chest. “Chloé at 9 o’clock.”
“Your 9 o’clock? Or
“Just shut up and hide! Do you want this whole night to be
ruined?” Nino whispered to him loudly.
“Fine, fine. Try to keep the cat in the bag-“
“You know what?” Nino said, tightening his grip on Adrien’s
arm. “Screw you. Have fun playing cat-and-mouse with Chloé all night.” With
that word of finality, Nino practically tossed Adrien in Chloé’s direction, fed
up with his (arguably) awful jokes.
“Shit! Nino! Don’t do this to me! I thought we were
friends!” Adrien whisper-yelled from across the room, his words falling silent
to the ears of Nino, considering they were at a loud, busy party at the time
Someone bumped into Adrien as he was sprawling about, almost
sending him careening into the wall like a blind bunny.
“Watch it,” a familiar voice seethed and Adrien could
only look up sheepishly.
“Uh…hi, Chloé.” He gulped. So much for having a Chloé-free
She looked at him, eyes caked with shiny peach makeup and
narrowed with a sense of scrutiny. Bunny ears were perched on top of her hair,
which smelt like potent candy canes. Adrien half-smiled and awaited death.
“Do I know you?” She asked him dangerously, somewhere
along the lines of how-dare-you-speak-to-me-peasant and
Adrien gulped. Could this be the break he had so desired?
Had the gods truly smiled upon him this fondly on this Halloween night?
“Um…no. You don’t know me.” He told her thickly,
practically spewing happiness. Her lips curled unpleasantly.
“Then get out of my way.”
“You got it!” he shot her a few finger guns and began to back
away, hysterically panting in surprise.
She didn’t recognize him. Which meant nobody would –
except Nino, of course.
Adrien smiled wider than he’d ever remembered.
This was just going to be a really, really awesome night.
“Oh my god, Alya, there’s so many people…” Marinette
swallowed her fear and clutched Alya’s arm, who was dressed as an alien,
finished up with a headband with two bounding antenna on top. It was cute, and
it suited her quirky best friend well. Plus, it made her easy to spot within a
“Marinette, you’re cutting off my circulation. Just relax,
no one here is going to hurt-“
“Someone just touched my butt!”
Alya blinked. “Ok…scratch that. Just, steer clear of people
who smell like pot and stay close to me, kay?”
“Ok…” Marinette said shakily. She hadn’t been to many
parties in her high school career, at least, not like this one. The parties she
had were study parties, between select friends and on Thursday nights before
tests. This was a whole different level of partying. Everyone smelt like fruit
punch and looked like they didn’t have a care in the world, the music was
almost unbearably loud, and the lights were so dim she could barely even see
the details of her costume (which was a bit disappointing, she had put a lot of
effort into making it genuinely beautiful and comfortable).
“Hey, I think I see a friend. Could you wait here for a sec
while I go talk to him? I promise I’ll only be a minute. Thanks!” Alya told
Marinette all in a few seconds before heading off in a different direction.
Before she could voice and protests, she was gone, and Marinette was alone by
what looked like a bookcase. Or it could just be a wall. She couldn’t really be
sure with all the crazy lighting (or…lack thereof).
“-Where in the world is Adrien? He said he’d be
here! If he doesn’t show up, I’m going to be so mad…”
Marinette’s face fell. She’d recognize that shrieking
banshee voice anywhere.
Chloé was dressed as a bunny, the effort she put into
realistic-ness was slim. The only real costume element of her costume was the
pair of fuzzy ears, after that she mostly looked like she could put on a good
show in a burlesque house.
Marinette looked down at her own outfit and suddenly felt a
bit childish. Only Alya’s compliment about her legs made her feel a bit better.
Chloé drew closer along with her friend Sabrina, still
moaning on and on about Adrien’s absence, which took a small burden off of
Marinette’s shoulders. Good. She wouldn’t have to worry about making a scene in
front of him.
“I can’t believe this, I worked so hard to
look hot for him today, and what do I get in return? Honestly, that boy is so
dense I doubt even a knife could fully dissect him.”
Marinette began to fume a bit. Chloé was so full of herself,
if she even took a second to factor in Adrien’s feelings, maybe she
wouldn’t be insulting him so freely like she owned him.
“He’s obviously dense if he hasn’t asked you out
yet.” Chloé’s friend assured her robotically.
“Duh,” Chloé cried out, almost furiously. “If he
doesn’t get his head out of the clouds soon, I might be forced to go to drastic
measures to get him to ask me out.”
Angry at Chloé’s vanity, and at herself for not being more
assertive in general, Marinette did something she’d never done before. Maybe it
was the costume, or the secondhand pot affecting her confidence level, or the
lighting, or whatever.
She spoke up.
“Maybe if you weren’t always climbing on top of him, he’d
like you more!” Marinette shouted, just loud enough for Chloé to know that it
was most definitely directed at her.
Chloé turned, murderous intent evident as she flicked her
nails one by one.
“What, did you just say to me, little girl?” She
responded, frozen with anger as the party seemed to halt all around them.
“You heard me.” Marinette stood her ground, feeling light
headed and not at all like herself. Yet, there was something empowering about
finally speaking her mind that pushed her to continue.
Chloé scoffed. “And what – like you could do any
better? Who even are you, some irrelevant hag from nowheresville? Please.
Adrien and I will be together by the end of this week, and you will still be as
irrelevant and nameless as always.”
Marinette blanched, but didn’t back down. “Oh yeah? Why
don’t you just back off, Chloé? It’s obvious Adrien doesn’t like you at
all, you’re just so desperate, and he’s too sweet to tell you to fuck
A small chorus of ‘oohs’ rippled through the small crowd of
attention they had gathered. Chloé practically lost her jaw on the spot.
“You – you don’t even know who you’re messing with,
you little twerp.” Chloé gritted her teeth and took a few steps forward towards
“You don’t know who you’re messing with. So take some
advice and back away from Adrien, before he finally does tell you off. If I
were you, I’d take my attention elsewhere. Like, maybe, a decent costume store?
Where’d you buy yours, the adult superstore?” Marinette said all in one breath,
feeling adrenaline coursing through her like venom. God, it felt great to
finally tell off Chloé, Adrian had
dealt with her crap all his life, it was about time for her to back off and
find a new hobby.
Chloé wrenched her jaw into a sneer. “Why, you-“
“Don’t make this any harder for yourself, honey. Just walk
away while you still have a little bit of dignity.” Marinette told her with a
sass-laced smile. She really hoped Alya was in the crowd, she’d be so proud.
Finally deciding to take her advice, Chloé reared around and
stormed away, heels clicking like hammers against a nail as she retreated from
All of a sudden, Marinette was surrounded by a lot of
yelling kids, all congratulating her on practically ripping Chloé a new one in
a minute flat. Alya was one of them, grabbing her wrist and jumping up and down
“Oh my god, was that even you? Holy shit, that
was amazing!” Alya told her, alien antenna bouncing as she spoke.
“I…think so…” Marinette admitted, a blush creeping into
her cheeks. She hadn’t felt this alive in a while.
“Greaaat! Listen, I just saw Alix and I’m gonna go grab her
quick so I can fill her in on what just happened. God, you’re amazing!”
Alya threw her a thumbs up and quickly went to go chase down their friend to
tell her the news.
Marinette felt flushed, like she’d just won a million-dollar
prize and got to travel the world spending it. She’d never been that brave,
especially not to Chloé. Her eyes drifted down to the fabric of her costume.
Maybe being a ladybug really did boost her confidence, as weird as that
Her eyes attempted to find someone she knew, maybe flaunt
her newfound assertiveness to them proudly. She was still Marinette, after all.
Just…different. In the best way.
She only wished, slightly, in the heat of them moment, that
Adrien could’ve seen her. Maybe that could’ve sparked a conversation, a phone
number, a date, a relationship…Ok, so she got a little ahead of herself.
But could you really blame her? The guy was gorgeous, and sweet, and funny, and
kind, and perfect…and so, so out of her league it wasn’t even
Just when she thought things couldn’t get any more
unnatural, the last person she would’ve expected to approach her walked up to
her nervously. It was Sabrina, Chloé’s right-hand girl. Odd. Marinette made the
quick decision to put herself on guard, this could mean trouble.
“Hey…um, so I know you and Chloé just kind of…fought,
but…we’re playing a party game in the next room, and some people were asking
for you…?” She awkwardly trailed off. The girl seemed nice enough, and
Marinette had always felt kind of bad for her, especially since Chloé treated
her so terribly.
“Um…other people were asking for me?” She asked, suddenly
interested that other people were interested in her. Marinette wasn’t exactly a
beacon of popularity, but she supposed the same couldn’t be said about
“Um…yeah! They’re calling you ladybug-girl and they want you
to join us…so…want to come?” Sabrina asked quietly.
Marinette thought for a moment. It had only been a few
minutes since she served Chloé a new ass, and yet she felt inclined to trust
Sabrina since she seemed so sweet and timid.
“I…” she looked back towards where Alya disappeared off to.
She wouldn’t mind…right? “…Guess so.”
Sabrina smiled. “Great! Follow me…”
Suddenly uneasy, Marinette followed Sabrina into the next
Hopefully it wouldn’t turn out that bad for her…right?
“-and so I said to her, yeah, I’m kind of known for
my pawsome personality.”
The girl Adrien had been talking to backed away ever so
slowly, slightly terrified that he had managed to say that joke with a straight
“I can’t believe you’ve been at this all night. Do you seriously
take pleasure in getting your ass rejected by girls?” Nino asked him,
disgusted with his off-putting behavior.
“This is amazing! For once, girls aren’t falling all
over me juts because I’m a model! They hate me!”
“God. I love this. This is so much fun – we’re doing
this next year.” Adrien bubbled, as hyperactive as a kid on pixie-stix.
“Uh…whatever.” Nino mumbled, before his eyes widened. “I
gotta go talk to uh…a friend, I’ll see ya later…”
Adrien shrugged. He’d have more time to mess around on his
own, he supposed.
Being someone else, or rather, being himself without
consequences, was a lot of fun for him. All his life he’d had to restrain
himself, socially, physically, and verbally, for the sake of his modeling
career, and for the future of his father’s company. Letting loose like this,
even if it was just for a night of insufferable puns and looks of utter disgust
upon people’s faces, was well deserved for him.
After making a few more trips around the house to showcase
some of his best jokes and laugh along with people he didn’t even know, he
heard somewhat of a commotion coming from the center, and made his way towards
There was a swarm of people, too many for him to see what
was going on. It was probably just some kid doing one too many shots and doing
his best to embarrass himself, like any 18 year old would if the opportunity
Too lazy to attempt to get a better view, Adrien decided to
interrogate someone just when the crowd began to disperse.
“Uh…what just happened?” He asked a girl dressed as a nurse.
She gave him a skeptical look before plopping her hand on her hip and answering
“Some girl dressed as a ladybug dragged Chloé Bourgeois
through the mud.” She summed up, before turning away and hopping over to the
“A ladybug, huh.” He spoke long after she had disappeared.
Dragging Chloé was something he certainly wished he hadn’t
missed. It only happened once every…well…scratch that, it never happened.
She was so untouchable fifty miles up on her high horse that no one had ever
managed to truly knock her down. So it was certainly a feat that a girl dressed
as an insect managed to come close to knocking her down.
Adrien pushed past a few more people and happened across an
extremely dark room. His eyes narrowed in suspicion. Dark rooms never really
held much of interest, especially during parties like these.
“Hey,” some guy called to him from inside the room, he could
barely make out the silhouette of a person in the darkness, but they were
definitely there, seeing as how they had spoken to him. “Aren’t you the weird
guy who hit on Chloé?”
“Um…I think you’ve got the wrong-“
“Eh, close enough. Wanna play a party game with us?” The guy
asked, his body still cloaked with the shadows of the mysteriously dark room.
Adrien raised a skeptical brow. It was an odd proposition, especially under the
current circumstances. But then again…how could a party game hurt him? He was a
cat, after all, not Adrien…
“Yeah…I guess so…”
Without warning, the guy, whose face was still obscured,
leaned forward and grasped his hand, pulling him into the shadowy room and into
the party game of a lifetime.
Marinette had only played party games twice in her life.
Once, at a birthday party, she was six years old and made an unfortunate mess
of a piñata in her front lawn. The second time was a bit more unconventional,
she simply played truth or dare with a group of her close friends, and
consequently chickened out of her dare (go ahead and guess what the dare was.
Hint, it had everything to do with her extended crush on a local model).
It was safe to say that she was somewhat of a true party
game virgin. Sitting in a dark room full of costumed strangers at a party?
She’d surely be knocking a few pegs off of her bucket list tonight.
“Sit down,” Sabrina instructed her kindly. There were a few
sweet-smelling candles in the room, each lighting their own separate corner and
drizzling the area with a low-tinted orange glow. Marinette did as she was told
and sat down, in between two people she didn’t recognize.
Then, it hit her, like a million bricks toppling one by one
off of a decrepit wall.
She didn’t belong here. And this was most definitely
a terrible, just…really awful idea.
“Um…” she spoke aloud, hoping to catch the attention of
perhaps someone with excellent night vision. “I think I have to leave-“
“Nonsense!” She heard a sickeningly sweet voice coo from
across the room. “You have to stay, it’ll be no fun without you!”
And, if that wasn’t the final nail in her coffin, the fact
that that same sickeningly sweet voice belonged to Chloé, the girl she had
roasted not even a full ten minutes ago surely did the trick.
“Is everyone here?” Chloé called commandingly, before
swishing her hand out in frnt of a candle, barely visible. “Sabrina, shut the
door. This game could take a while…”
The final crack of reddish light from the party was snuffed
out by the sound of the door clicking shut. No turning back now. It appeared
her only safe way out was winning the party game. And Marinette could safely
bet that the odds weren’t exactly going to be stacked in her favor.
“Now. We are going to play a nice, fun game.” Chloé began
menacingly. Marinette could hear the sound of her heels clicking against the
hardwood floor and sucked in a breath when the sounds became unbearably close.
Something made a clinking sound and suddenly a candle was
placed in the center of the room, revealing the dimly lit circle of costumed
kids whom she couldn’t recognize – not very clearly, at least.
Chloé took a step towards the center and was illuminated by
the candle, flaunting her perfect skin like a glowing lantern in the night sky.
She leaned over, careful to give everyone a view of her lovely long legs,
before placing a medium sized brown bottle in the center of the room.
Marinette may have been a newbie to party games – but she’d
seen enough Disney movies to know that this wasn’t going to end well.
“I hope you’re all ready to have a little fun….you know, let
loose a little bit…” Chloé taunted, as if she had a dirty secret on each and
every single person in the room.
“…Now who wants to go first?” Chloé swung around and there
was a collective murmuring, the accusatory manicured finger of Chloé like an
omen of death.
Marinette quickly ducked her head, not wanting to further
herself as public enemy number one. She cursed herself for being so stupid –
her naivety had led her down a path of glass shards, and she was dumb enough to
wear no shoes.
“What about you, ladybug?” Chloé asked sweetly, the sugary
candy-cane tone of voice making Marinette want to instantly throw herself out
the nearest window.
“Ummm…I’m not sur-“
“Great!” She sang, pointing Marinette in the
direction of the bottle (which now seemed as attractive as an island full of
saltwater crocodiles) and smiling sinisterly.
“There’s no hard feelings about what happened earlier,
right?” Chloé asked with a pout. Marinette blinked. First of all, it was near
impossible to take her seriously with her eye makeup so intensely caked on, it
made Marinette’s own nearly naked eyes want to break out into a rash. Secondly,
Chloé practically made it seem like their argument had been won by herself,
which was wrong in every way you looked at it.
“Um…right. No hard feelings.” She repeated tonelessly.
“Excellent.” Chloé seethed. “Now, the first game we’re going
to play is Seven Minutes in Heaven.”
Oh god. Marinette’s eyes practically popped out of her skull
She knew of the game – it was more of an urban legend than
anything. Spend seven minutes locked in a closet with a random person – seven
minutes, no consequences, and all suggestive innuendos implied.
Not a game she was
comfortable playing with a roomful of nameless faces.
“I’d actually rather not-“
Marinette sensed the uncomfortable atmosphere and knew that
everyone else in the room had been roped in by Chloé just as she had been.
“Go ahead ladybug,” Chloé encouraged, using the name
mockingly and promptly ignoring her earlier protest.
There were a few unconscious beats of silence as Marinette
struggled with her narrow options. Run? No…too embarrassing, and her legs were
frozen. Scream for help? Who would even hear her.
No. She’d just have to be brave.
She testily held her hand out to touch the bottle, and
wasn’t shocked that it was icy to her fingertips. All in one breath, she leaned
out and pushed the bottle so it swung around, like a round of Russian roulette,
would she win? Or lose tragically like the failure that she was.
She felt the urge to cover her eyes. This was the last thing
she wanted. She desperately wished that Alya or one of her other friends would
kick down the door and help her escape, but the bottle still spun, and the door
Marinette drew herself backwards, wishing she could simply
fade into the shadows and disappear forever. The bottle slowly drew to a stop
as it pointed opposite to her, choosing her fate like it had been predestined
“Well, well…” Chloé sang out, like this had been her plan
the whole time. “What a perfect match.”
“Wait, what?” Marinette heard herself echo, only to be
hauled to her feet by an unknown person from behind and pushed into the corner
of the dark room.
“The girl who didn’t know when to shut up, and the
boy that doesn’t know how to. A match made in heaven.” Chloé summed up.
…And the last thing Marinette remembered thinking before she
was roughly shoved into a closet, was the sound of his laughter as they both
tumbled into the locked room where they would remain, under close quarters, for
much, much longer than seven minutes.
[[is v upset i forgot to post this on here so ill just queue it for later t-t]]