Jehanparnasse Flower Shop and Tattoo Parlour AU. With a twist
Jehan’s flower shop is bathed in light with its big window and they sell everything from tulips to venus fly traps. There’s a very cozy atmosphere, bead curtains everywhere…
The back doubles as a wiccan supply shop with crystals, coloured salt, sage, other important ingredients.. Jehan also uses it for seances every Thursday night
A tattoo parlour opened right across the street. Originally, it was just supposed to be a front for Patron-Minette, used to launder money, but Montparnasse liked it, so he’s doing part-time tattoo artist part-time Patron-Minette
Jehan, being the good neighbour that they are, went to welcome the new owners with homemade lemon bars. But they couldn’t help but feeling a strange vibe once in the shop. It may or may not have been the glaring yet handsome owner who seemed really eager to get rid of them asap. Or something else
So they came back, offering red and black roses this time to “liven up the shop”. Something was definitely weird there. They could feel it in their bones. Montparnasse, thinking that Jehan was nosing around and suspecting that some illegal (yet very real) things were taking place in the back, did his best to be as unbearable as humanly possible to make them leave. He’s good at that.
Jehan got the memo and stopped trying, since apparently they weren’t welcome there. Until Montparnasse showed up unexpectedly during seance night, looking both annoyed and defeated
“You’re here for the spirit hanging out in your shop, I assume.”
“I…. yes. Can you get rid of it?”
“Depends, looks like you don’t want me there. I’m like vampires, I like feeling welcome.”
Montparnasse, who’s scared shitless of anything supernatural, gave in and apologised. He just really needed Jehan to get rid of that… thing
Cue some ghost hunting shenanigans, some back and forth flower and tattoo design exchanges and a ouija board that spells “Y.E.S” when Jehan asks if Montparnasse loves them (Parnasse moved the arrow)
so today’s a year since kara and raina died and it seems like the kind of day where i should talk quickly about just why it was that kara and raina were so important to me:
they represented a side of survival that is messy. they could be angry and cruel, but they were always brave. they were always strong, and they were always resilient, no matter what.
terrible, awful things happened to kara – and she wanted to hurt people because of that. kara proved that it’s normal to be angry when the world screws you over. it’s normal to feel like hurting people who hurt you. and despite that anger, she still had a kind, warm heart, she still loved fiercely and she was still a good person, who had been caught up in terrible circumstances and was just trying to cope.
and raina was so smart. she was so clever and so determined. she never relied on anyone and she could always take care of herself, but she was still vulnerable. she still cried when she was hurt, she still took it hard when she had everything ripped away. she was so adaptable, even when she felt like the world had taken everything that she had lived for from it. she overcame, she moved on, and she made the best of it. she was happy again.
so really, the thing about kara and raina is that they both should have been stories that proved you can overcome anything. you can live through anything.
A year later, and you are still fiercely loved and missed so very much, @sheriffswan.
I still can’t believe such a kind, extraordinary individual was taken from this world so quickly. The future in front of her was so bright and beautiful, it’s a true tragedy she never got to live in it.