Victor Nikiforov is forgetful as all get out. He doesn’t remember his own birthday half the time, and when people ask him how old he is, he has to count backwards using his fingers.
But he knows the names of all the dogs he encounters in Hasetsu.
“Aki!” he says to the storeowner’s dog, as he bikes past on his way to the Ice Castle. Aki is a terrier mutt, small and a determined barker. “Good morning, Aki!” Which store owner? Damned if he knows. He’s been introduced a few times. Aki’s person. Victor is fairly certain he has two eyes and a face?
“Hi, Masa,” he says at lunch. Masa is the dog that lives somewhat near the castle. Masa is a shiba inu, and really likes tuna onigiri. He can detect the sound of a bento being opened from half a mile away; it never takes him more than a minute to materialize in the middle of Victor’s lunch. He sits two feet from Makkachin, giving Victor soulful sad eyes as he goes through the bento that Yuuri’s mother has made for him. Victor is no idiot–Makkachin has taught him well that a dog that knows how to make “I’m a poor neglected dog that never gets fed” eyes is almost certainly a dog who has a devoted human who is a sucker for sad dog eyes. But Victor is also a sucker for sad dog eyes.
Hiroko Katsuki has started adding extra onigiri, just for Masa. (“No salt,” she explained to him. She’s a good egg.)
Yori plays with Makkachin in the afternoons when Yuuri is cross-training. Yori is a brown dog with three white paws, not to be confused with Toshi, who is a slightly browner dog with two white paws and one yellow paw. Toshi lives closer to the onsen, anyway.
“Which dog is that?” Yuuri asks, as they’re walking home. Victor sees a flash out of the corner of his eye before the dog disappears. It’s enough. “Kouta. You can tell by the freckles on the paws. Riku has the same coloring but no freckles.”
“Who does Kouta belong to?” Yuuri asks.
Someone, Victor is sure. He’s been introduced a time or five. Some human…with two eyes, probably a face? He’s not really sure.
“Kouta’s owner,” Victor finally says.
He doesn’t know why Yuuri is cracking up. Why would he waste precious brain space on human names when there are so many dogs to remember?
Summary: When Pidge’s birthday rolls around, Allura remembers her offhand comment about liking peanut butter. Little did she know that Lance is actually very, very allergic. (angst and fluff, and a bit of established klance because I have no self control and I ship it leave me alone)
I hardly ever post anything because I have no confidence ha so if you like it, let me know! This is very short compared to lots of other stuff I’ve written.
@taylor-tut I don’t think this is that good or even if it counts as langst/whump but I’ll tag you anyway and @voltronpaella thanks for actually getting me to post this my dude
When Allura called the Paladins into
the kitchen, Lance expected some sort of emergency.
Why they’d be meeting in the kitchen,
he had no idea, but he slid out of bed regardless. After removing his
face mask he padded out into the hall, slightly resentful that he
didn’t have time to straighten his hair.
Lance nearly bumped into Hunk in the
hallway, who was also still in pajamas. The two were the last to
arrive in the kitchen. He surveyed the others and found Shiro in full
armor, Keith with an activated bayard, and Pidge rubbing the sleep
out of her eyes with a laptop tucked under her arm.
“Princess, we’ve talked about this,”
Lance grumbled. “You have got to stop interrupting my beauty
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- Two years after the attack, when the rangers graduate highschool, they decide to build a house together in the mountains near the ship.
-When goldar went down billy managed to save a lot of gold
“Like my dad said, you find it you keep it”
Needless to say they’re fucking loaded.
-Kim and Trini adopted a cat courtesy of her brothers. The twins found him and managed to keep him for a week before their mom found out and he was sent to live with Trini.
“Take care of gato for us”
“Wait you named i-”
“GATO, is in great hands”
-The cat loves everyone but Zack and Jason. Every time the cat cuddles up to Billy “traitor” can be heard faintly whispered through the house.
-Zack goes to the kitchen at 1 in the morning and finds the cat just sitting there staring at him, they have a staring contest for two mintues until he slowly backs away back into his room.
-They rotate dinner every night. They all make something thats authentic to them but the weekends are take out nights. It an unspoken rule of the house
-Zack almost breaking his neck doing a double take on Trini leaving from Kim’s room in the early morning
-“ITS NOT A WALK OF SHAME IF ITS YOUR OWN HOUSE” Kim passing by headed to the kitchen “you are definitely doing the walk of shame babe.”
-Billy quietly comments from the back “why are you so surprised, thats the 5th time this week.”
“Billy, its tuesday”
- “Hello, yes, i found your number in the yellow pages i was calling to tell you that MY BEST FRIEND JUST GOT LAID also a large pizza please”
-Trini watches a novella one day outta habit, and suddenly Jason and Zack are addicted. “No, trini you cant change the channel we are watching that!”
-Kim puts pink hair dye in her shampoo to figure out who keeps using it. The culprit was Jason…… and Trini
-“Who the fuck put jello in the toilet”
“You see its not actually jello its this silicone-”
“I’ll take it you’re upset with me….”
-Theyre the hardware stores best customer. The owner thinks they own a construction company. He is yet to be corrected
-One day the boys come back from the store early and hear a scream in the house. They all barge in too kims room and walk in on the girls.
“Oh my god GET OUT”
Billy closes his eyes and runs smack into the wall putting a hole in it while jason and Zack are running out dodging pillows.
-“Steve come here girl” “Zack we are not naming our dog Steve” “what about zordon?” “you wanna name my daughter after wall dad? How dare?” “you were about to name her Steve?!” “Personally i thik she looks like a Steve…” “Thank you billy”
-“Oh well if it isnt satan himself coming to visit my room when it does not belong here!” “Guys the cat isnt that bad”
“Billy do not speak on matters that do not concern you”
-“Who taught you savages to do the laundry?” “Trini relax.” “Relax? Jason, Isnt it bad enough my hair is pink but now my white tshirts are too because Zack put your shirts in with mine.”
-“Hey yellow, pink, your hell cat just attacked steve.”
“Do you dare slander my cats good name?! YOU CAN MEET ME IN THE PIT!!”
-They have color coded bath Towels. Zack likes to steal someone elses each week which isnt a problem until he struts out the bathroom in pink towels when Kim’s parents come to visit.
-“I know DAMN well i had last nights episode of Rupauls drag race recorded who DELETED IT?!?” “Sorry Zack that may have been me, but dont worry i have it recorded on my tv too” “Billy, you are my hero”
-Gato steals steves bed all the time and its the leading cause of argument in the house.
- “Satan’s spawn please, my daughters bed is too big for you and she cannot sleep in your small bed” hiss hiss “Okay that was rude” hiiiisss “TRINI! CONTROL YOUR SON AND GET HIM OUTTA MY DAUGHTERS BED RIGHT NOW”
-Fire alarm goes off at six in the morning. Multiple voices are heard screaming “KIM” from 4 seperate rooms
It used to be that anytime you wanted to buy something, you had to haggle. The store owner and the potential buyer started out at different prices, and through negotiation – or argument – came to agree on a single price. And that single price would be different for each buyer who walked into the store. The Quakers were not fans of this. Since everyone was equal, according to their religious beliefs, it was un-equal to charge different prices. So they invented the price tag. In the mid-1800s in Quaker stores, each item in the store cost exactly the same thing, no matter how rich you were or how good you were at haggling. Revolutionary!
Blue Skies and Possibilities (Lin/Reader Soulmate AU)
Summary: In a world where you can only see color once you make physical contact with your soulmate, you’re keeping your hands to yourself. Fate has other plans.
Word Count: 8642
Note: Thank you to @the-real-tony-stank for reading this ahead of time and being so sweet and to @thatoneimaginesblog for giving me a cute idea that pops up in here and putting up with a lot of Lin pictures while this got written.
You were in
the forest again.
light streaming through the trees, and the vivid color of the leaves told you
that you were dreaming. You felt a flutter in your stomach and smiled to
yourself. If there was color, that meant he would be here. You let your
instincts take over and walked swiftly in the direction the creek you’d visited
so many times before.
was, just like you knew he’d be. He turned to you with a boyish smile on his
face and you felt like you had just gotten home after a long trip away. You
didn’t have a name to attach to the color of his eyes, but you knew they were
deep and familiar. He held out a hand to you and you grabbed it, never knowing
how much time you’d have here. Tonight was a lucky one. You spent what felt
like an entire summer in the woods, neither of you speaking but somehow
heard a buzzing in the distance, you knew your time was up. You held tight to
his hand, but the world around you faded anyway. The feeling of his fingers
laced with yours was the last thing to slip away.
At age five, the grocer’s wife cracked a stick over Levi’s
knuckles when he reached for an apple. It took years for that ache to heal. At
age twelve, he took that stick from her hands and broke every window pane in their storefront. At
age seventeen he bought his first apple from the grocer himself. It was mealy
and had spots, but it was his, he’d paid for it with his own money—sure it was
dirty money, but still. At nineteen, he joined the Survey Corps and the rations
were better than anything he’d ever tasted in the underground.
He never forgot Isabel’s face their first day training on
“They give the horses
apples,” she whispered to Levi, face ashen.
“Only the rotten ones,” Dita said grinning, feeding a
spotted apple to a mare and completely unaware of the horror in their
That was it. That was the moment he realized his life,
Isabel’s, his mother’s…everyone in the Underground was worth less than beasts.
Even the luxuries he was denied as a child were fed to the livestock as slop.
If he could have, Levi would have given Isabel apples every
day. On his last ride outside the walls, they passed by an abandoned orchard.
He snagged one for himself. The first bite was so crisp, the juice fell down
his chin and onto his cravat. He’d frowned at that, but the taste was
unbelievable, like nothing he’d ever experienced. It didn’t have the brine of
walled life on it. It was unsullied and wild.
As a captain of the Survey Corps, he learned that he had to
lead by example. He lived a spartan existence. The higher ups look for any reason to
withhold funding. He kept his meals small, but proportional. He passed by
stands of overpriced fruit in the market. He knew he could easily slip one into
his pocket without the store owners seeing him—and if they did who would deny
Humanity’s Strongest?—yet he kept walking. Tea was his only vice and now they
were getting whole shipments for free from the Reeves Corporation thanks to his
little side deal.
At a meeting with Zacklay and the other Commanders they
offered him sugar for his tea. Typical Military Police gluttony. He declined
the artfully shaped sugar cubes, instead taking his seat by Erwin in his usual
show of silent support.
Eren sat in on the meeting, as the plans often included him
or his abilities, but he had a hard time paying attention. He nodded his head
and then jerked awake, wiping a spot of drool from his chin. He caught Levi
looking and flushed in embarrassment. Levi turned his attention back to the
meeting. When he next looked over at Eren, the bowl of sugar cubes was empty. Levi’s
eyes trailed from the empty container to Eren’s face pointedly. Eren pretended
to look outside at the birds. Levi glowered.
Levi waited until after the meeting to say something. He
didn’t want the other Commanders to think he didn’t have complete control over
his subordinate. It wouldn’t bode well for the Survey Corps or Eren’s life.
Levi fell into step behind Eren as they made it to headquarters. Sensing his
Captain behind him, Eren quickened his pace. Levi stepped around him, cutting
off Eren’s path to escape.
Before Levi could utter a single word of admonishment, Eren
pressed a sugar cube to his lips. Levi’s mouth closed around it. Eren kept his
finger there, his lips hovering over Levi’s own. Levi could feel Eren’s panting
breath against him, hesitant and unsure of what to do next. His thumb brushed
against each little grain of sugar still left on Levi’s parted mouth, index
finger caught under Levi’s chin.
And just like that, he was gone. Eren staggered back,
shoulders tight, face pinched, his entire body preparing for Levi to chastise
or punish him. Taking advantage of Levi’s shock, he ran down the hallway in the
Levi stood there, tongue rolling over the treat, looking out
at the sunny day.
“Huh,” he said to himself.
That day Levi bought a whole bushel of apples for the kids
at the orphanage.
- the ‘idgaf pay me’ cashier
- looks like he belongs in a satanic ritual
- always has headphones in
- doesn’t care to ask the shoppers if they find everything okay
- double bags
- hides whenever someone asks for help
- gets flirted to or recorded by random customers
- doesn’t interact with his co-workers
- makes sure his cats are okay with his 24 security camera monitor app on his phone
- the shy baker boy
- always smells like cinnamon
- smiles sheepishly as he asks customers what they want
- can bake his butt off
- laughs at compliments
- always wearing hats even though it isn’t required
- sits to himself in the break room
- has sales every holiday
- the sophisticated coffee maker
- looks like a college student
- probably in college
- makes coffee exactly how customers want
- lowkey talks about everyone in the store
- drinks iced coffee on his break
- asks if the customers are doing well
- tries to not be awkward
- receives big tips
- is fake to his co-workers
- the weird bag boy
- you’d often catch him staring at model magazines with bikini girls
- always dabbing in the break room
- won’t stop harassing the customers as they receive their groceries with forcing them to 'do the dab’
- uses more expensive brands of his uniform to 'touch it up’
- actually goes overboard with dressing up
- always getting trouble for playing Migos on the speakers as the store music
- has a private dance session in empty aisles
- the fluffy craft shop worker
- offers free pints of paint every Sunday
- greets every customer with a bright 'hello!’
- craft store looks like a 5th grade painting class
- makes every customer feel joyful
- cracks jokes with customers that has them laughing
- always happy even to rude people
- gets in trouble for giving kids free art supplies
- requests school half off sales for students since he cares
- actually puts effort into his job and loves it
- the fitness store owner
- always at work even when he doesn’t need to be
- even has an organic section in the back
- pays employees a lot more than expected
- motivates customers with a free bag of organic green tea
- ends up becoming friends with the customers
- flirts with the cute girls he sees
- flirts with the cute boys
- “have a good day and stay healthy or don’t come back!!!”
- always hyper
- the music store employee
- gets in trouble for terribly playing the drums and singing in the microphones
- impresses customers with his amazing dancing skills
- gets a lot of tips
- always told to reach the higher items
- ends up with about 10 girl’s numbers
- gets shy and turns into jello when he receives compliments
- is caught being weird
Groundbreaking Female Comic Book Store Owner Now Appears on a Marvel Cover
Ariell Johnson has been collecting comic books for more than a decade, but she’ll soon add a very personal one to her collection.
The 33-year-old founder and president of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. in Philadelphia will appear on a variant cover of “Invincible Iron Man #1.”
The first image of the book, which goes on sale next month and features Johnson having a meal with new Marvel superhero RiRi Williams, is below.
Johnson said she owes the collaboration to her colleague Randy Green, whom she said spearheaded the project and conceptualized the cover.
“When the email went out about potential variants for stores, he was really excited and took it upon himself to work out the [details]. It was really his hard work,” she told ABC News. “I knew what it was supposed to look like, but having the actual art in front of you is so much different. It’s really exciting.”
Not that she hasn’t earned it. Johnson opened Amalgym last December, becoming the first black, female comic book store owner on the East Coast. However, her obsession of all things geek really began around age 10 or 11, when she discovered “X-Men” character Storm. Johnson credits the character, one of the first black, female superheroes, with being “the bridge that got me into this world.”
“To think I made it a decade-plus and I had never seen a black, woman superhero is crazy because little white boys have so many [with whom they identify]: ‘I want to be Iron Man!’ 'I want to be Batman!’ 'I want to be Superman.’ 'I want to be Han Solo!’ When you are a person of color, you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find someone you can identify with. I always felt like I was watching other people’s adventures,” she explained. “Being introduced to Storm was a pivotal moment for me because had I not come across her, I might have grown out of my love for [comics].”
After graduating from cartoons to comics in high school, Johnson began buying her own books in college. Her Friday routine was comforting: She’d go to the comic book store to get her weekly stash, and then take the books across the street to her favorite coffee shop, where she’d read them over a hot chocolate and piece of cake. When the coffee shop was forced to close some 10 years ago, Johnson decided it was up to her to create a space that gave her the same feeling of warmth.
“The goal is to be an inclusive geek space,” she said. “So it’s not just comics; it’s gaming, it’s sci-fi, it’s horror, whatever you geek about, we want to make room for you!”
She’s also proven to be a role model for girls and women. Johnson, who points to Marvel’s diverse cast of characters and story lines as proof that the industry is evolving in a positive way, said that she’s worked hard to make sure that everybody feels welcome at Amalgam.
“I had a girl tell me I had an excellent book selection and she was 7 or 8. I don’t know how welcome she might feel in some other spaces,” she said. “Women exist in this space! We’ve always been reading comic books, we just may not have been as open about it. I definitely get very positive feedback from not just little girls, but grown women too.”
1. Mermaid Au
2. Firefighter AU
3. Vampire AU
4. Magic AU
5. Zombie Apocalypse AU
6. Vampire Slayer AU
7. DJ’s AU
8. Pole Dancer AU
9. Bartender AU
10. Werewolf AU
11. Magicians AU
12. Vloggers AU
13. Beach AU
14. Space AU
15. Dragon AU
16. Magical Forest AU
17. Zoo Keepers AU
18. Bowling Alley Workers AU
19. Sirens AU
20. Pirates AU
21. Medieval AU
22. Royalty AU
23. Youtubers AU
24. Authors AU
25. Demon AU
26. Farm AU
27. Tattoo AU
28. Edgy AU
29. High School AU
30. Criminals AU
31. Mobsters AU
32. Gardeners AU
33. Bake Sale AU
34. Modern Day AU
35. Slayers AU
36. Centaur AU
37. Castle AU
38. Harry Potter AU
39. Horror Movie AU
40. Romance Movie AU
41. Techno Music AU
42. Travellers AU
43. Pregnant AU
44. Adoption AU
45. Fairy AU
46. Forbidden Love AU
47. Rivals AU
48. Best Friends to Lovers AU
49. Scientists AU
50. Western AU
51. Movie Stars AU
52. Teachers AU
54. Competitive Etsy Sellers AU
55. Store Owners AU
56. Cooks AU
57. Same Awful Job AU
58. Animators AU
59. Super Hero AU
60. Disney AU
61. Reality TV Stars AU
62. The End of The World AU
63. Fireworks AU
64. Bad Asses AU
65. Meeting Beyoncé AU
66. Meeting Nicki Minaj AU
67. Finding A Magical Sword AU
68. Reading Smut to One Another AU
69. Deep Sea Adventures AU
70. Camping AU
71. Concert AU
72. Meme AU
73. Hairstylists AU
74. Killers AU
75. Flower Shop AU
76. Rock Star AU
77. Soul Mate AU
78. Meeting in Hell AU
79. Asshole Cat AU
80. Marriage AU
81. Met in the Club AU
82. Backwards Day AU
83. Kindergarten AU
84. Cash Register Person AU
85. Same Dorm AU
86. Prank War AU
87. Hackers AU
88. Goth AU
89. Pretending to be Dating AU
90. Motorcycle AU
91. Meet through their siblings AU
92. Same Bus Ride AU
93. Tax Driver AU
94. 20 Questions AU
95. Puns AU
96. Ghost AU
97. Time Travelling AU
98. Singers AU
99. Dogs AU
100. Wings AU
Seeing as how some of the animals in Lazytown were actually Stefán’s, and because I work in a pet store, I would like to make a thing.
Pet Store Owner!Robbie:
·Throughout the day he lets out a couple different birds and puts them on his shoulder. He doesn’t know that his back is a mural of poop at the end of the day. His customers never say anything.
·Robbie likes to carry any of the animals throughout the day, but he thinks birds are the easiest. Plus he can teach them to say insults and it makes him smile whenever the bird manages to say it to a rude customer.
·He can deal with almost all of the animals, BUT HE WILL NOT DEAL WITH SPIDERS.
·He tries not to overfeed the animals but dammit when he looks in their eyes he can’t help but give them an extra treat.
·Purple fish EVERYWHERE
·He swears he does not tear up or cry whenever he sells an animal. He told himself never to get attached to any of them, but it always fails.
·He would always call any of the animals ‘little something’ no matter their size.
·Even if he is the owner Robbie will occasionally take naps in the back and will let his employees take care of the store for a while.
·He won’t let people hold the animals (someone ran off with one once), but every time this enthusiastic, pink haired girl comes into the store he lets her, and only her, hold them.
·He breaks his promise of only letting Stephanie hold them after she brings in Pixel, Trixie, Ziggy, and Stingy one day.
·Whenever a rude customer keeps coming in Robbie will find out which animal they’re afraid of and he will chase them with it when they come back in. (He swears he’s not being extra with this)
·Every time Sportacus comes in (Robbie later finds out he’s Stephanie’s dad and single) Robbie tries to avoid him by threatening to chase him with an animal because dammit someone that handsome should not exist. It never works.
·Robbie’s way of flirting with Sportacus is giving him discounts
Derek doesn’t do pining. He doesn’t. So when it becomes clear that Stiles is much more interested in having Derek as a new best friend than a boyfriend, he puts on his big boy pants and makes it fucking work. He becomes the best goddamn friend a spastic teenager could ever hope to have.
When his best friend’s son barrels into the kitchen only dressed in a pair of skintight jeans, lean but defined torso on display, Derek knows he’s truly and utterly fucked. Not only is the kid barely eighteen, but he also happens to be the Sheriff’s only son.
Derek makes a vow to himself that he will not seek Stiles out and he’ll get this thing under control.
Summary: “Listen, where do you go to college?”“Why does a movie star want to know?”“So I can take you out for coffee as an apology.”(or alternatively, Keith receives a call not meant for him but he manages to get involved in the caller’s life in ways he never would have imagined) WC: 106237 (17/17) General Notes: laksfbgagah, keymashing is all i got on this fic, just read it 10/10
Lance has avoided asking about it all night, mostly because he’s pretty sure it’s weird to ask your friend if they’d be interested in cuddling in the same bed.
WC: 9445 General Notes: this fic is ridiculously fluffy, god these boys are awkward and lance is losing his mind, i love it. 9/10
Summary: “Am I really going to have to explain this to you?” “No, I’m totally fine with you shutting up right about now.” Hunk cups his hands around his mouth. “You. Are crushing. On Keith.”Or, a college AU featuring coffee shops, silly rivalries, motorcycles, arcade games, friendships, and lots of warm, fluffy feelings that are both confusing and delightful all at the same time. WC: 67847 (12/12) General Notes: the college university is just the best, bless. Lance is a dork, and Keith is just a ball of anxiety. like same keith same. 10/10
Summary: “So like in ‘Step Up’?” Allura shrugs. “Now that you put it like that - yes. I guess it’s just like in 'Step Up’.” The smile that she sends Shiro’s way - followed by a shy wave, eugh - is sickening to say the least, and Lance still doesn’t believe in dance camps.-Lance McClain’s dancing career begins and ends with Keith.Keith just wants to find out what Lance’s deal is. WC: 43291 (7/7) General Notes: hahahah its literally the dance au that everyone knows about, and like a shit ton of fanart has been made for. its really great, like A+, lance again is a huge dork and Keith is mr moody and broody, 9/10
Summary: Oh no, he’s hot, Lance thinks while he’s dying.(Pidge elbows Lance sharply a little while later. “You’re not dying, dumbass,” they whisper. “Pay attention, the pose started.”)***Written for klanceweek day 1, “Red/Blue”. Art class AU where Lance can’t focus because one of the new life drawing models is too attractive. WC: 4094 General Note: in which we are all lance xD 10/10
Lance draws. Specifically, Lance draws Keith. A lot. Wonder why that is?
WC: 5235 General Notes: lance doodles and i just really love this, like its seriously one of my hcs that Lance just doodles in his down time. 10/10
Summary: Lance and Keith are rival cosplayers, who only know each other by their online usernames. They are fiercely competitive, but are also desperately attracted to each other. You’d think they would just get together already, but there’s a couple of problems: 1. Keith crossplays, so Lance has absolutely no idea that Keith is a boy. 2. Both of them are idiots, and can’t seem to figure out that that hot cosplayer they like, is also that hot guy that they drool over every day at school. WC: 41538 (3/3) General Notes: i dont know much about cosplay, but like this is amazing. keith and lance are both idiots in love. 10/10
Summary: Keith is a barista who hates his job. Lance works at the cat shelter across the street.
WC: 50370 (yes one chapter xD) General Notes: tbh, i really love the tags on this fic: keith kogane; human disaster and lance mcclain; sunshine boi. like thats literally the fic. its really cute and i love it so much. 11/10
Summary: Lance lives a comfortable life in the outside mall nicknamed the streets of Voltron. He bakes for a living with his friend, Hunk, and enjoys the company of the other store owners near him. Life seems great and easy until some pretty boy with a mullet opens a bakery across the street from him.
WC: 48193 General Notes: my face hurt reading this fic. its great. like godbless. 9/10
Summary: It’s easy to spot Lance. The college student always has his nose in a book, whether it’s for one of his classes, a class that he’s a TA for, or for fun. It isn’t until Keith, an engineering student who’s closer to him than he realizes, saves him from walking into traffic that he realizes that maybe finding solace in books isn’t the best way to get through life. Soon enough, the life he knew began to change and the more he learned about Keith, the more he learned about himself. WC: 12338 (4/?) General Notes: I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT GO READ THIS PLEASE 100/10
Summary: Restless nights are hard for Lance, especially where going to sleep is concerned, so what better way to combat that energy than tinkering with a high tech blaster and a sleepy boyfriend?Or that time Keith got Lance to calm down and sleep without having to do anything at all except exist. WC: 1056 General Notes: summary says it all and its hella cute 8/10.
Summary: “Shiro, uh, Takashi Shirogane, pretty much changed my life. His skill was– is– unparalleled, and he’s my hero,” Lance smiled fondly at the bench before turning back, eyes roving the crowd again. “He introduced me to the greatest love of my life. And, actually, that’s not basketball. But his brother, Keith Kogane.”Keith’s eyes widened, and he turned bright red. But still, he smiled. He couldn’t help but to smile. WC: 1673 General Notes: this is so fucking cute, basketball player lance, and cheerleader keith. thats all you gotta know. 10/10
So, from time to time I help out my uncle, who’s a vendor. And the way he works is that he delivers the product, and depending on the store he’ll either stock it on the shelf or leave if for the workers at the store to stock. At the Food store with the Lion as a mascot, he stocks the product, and at the Lo-Bi he stocks it as well. At the Groker, he leaves it for the workers at the store to stock.
Now, he’s got awful knee and hip problems, like when he was younger he had to get extensive surgery on his knees and pins in his hips (not entirely sure what all he had to do). But, this man is 56 years old, and he offers me $30 to work with him on his extremely busy days plus free food. I of course normally help him, he’s like a father to me (and plus I just like having money. Broke college student and he’s offering 30 bucks and food?! Hell yeah). But boy do I have some stories for you here, and here’s just one.
One of which is this woman I’ll call D. D, I assume, bad never been in this store, since she was wandering around like she was lost. Also, just to clear up a few things about this story, I am only allowed to stock and deal with my uncle’s product. That’s it. I’m not allowed to mess with any other product, not allowed to change prices of anything, and I only stock what my uncle brings in (it’s chips, pretzels, cookies, and crackers btw). If my uncle doesn’t bring in sour cream and onion chips, well that just means we don’t have any to stock. I don’t even go to the back room unless my uncle is with me because I’m not an official worker of the Lion company.
But D doesn’t seem to understand this. She comes up and asks me where the milk section is. Now, I don’t mind pointing things out, I go to the Lion store often myself. I point out where the milk section is located and go back to putting up bags of chips. But apparently this wasn’t enough for D, because she just continued to stand there. I noticed she hadn’t moved and asked “Was there something else you needed ma'am?”
D started getting a little irritated with me. “Yes, I want you to go get the milk FOR me!” she says.
I’m a little taken-aback by this for sure. Like, I’m wearing jeans and a Black Veil Brides tshirt and a blue beanie. I obviously don’t work for the Lion company, and I’m sure people who DO work there wouldn’t appreciate her speaking to them like that. So I calmly just say “Ma'am, I’m sorry, but I only deal with this product right here that I’m stocking. I don’t actually work here, but as I’ve said, the milk is over there next to the cold items. If you’ll excuse me though, I need to stock the rest of this product onto this shelf before I go to the next store.”
And that set D off. She started yelling at me about bad customer service, and how she was gonna get me fired, and how she needed my manager’s name right now so I can be fired on the spot. I have bad social anxiety, so when people start yelling at me I either start crying or start to shut down (as in my resting bitch face comes out, my eyes apparently look dead or just extremely exhausted to some people, and my voice drops like two octaves. All semblance of the nice dude you were just talking to disappears). This was once of those times when I started to just shut down.
As D was yelling at me, I noticed my uncle (who looks like a lumberjack just btw, not even gonna lie) walking down the aisle to get over to me. So I just went “Ma'am. I have told you before that I do not actually work here. Now, before I am forced to call security, I think you should stop yelling at me. If you would like to talk to the person in charge of me, turn around and talk to my uncle, because I’m sure he’d like to know why some lady is yelling at his favorite nephew for something that is not my fault.”
D turns around and notices my uncle standing there and immediately starts yelling at him about how I’m an awful person and that I need to be fired right this moment for having horrible customer service. My uncle, without missing a beat, looks behind him and goes “Hey! T! Get this bitch out of here, she’s scaring my nephew!”
As far as I know, D was banned from the store for a couple of months. My uncle didn’t get in trouble at all, especially because I knew everyone who worked in that store and had known the store owner (T) for 6 years. He was the first person to offer me a job over the summer actually, but I had to turn it down because of a summer program at my college. He’s a nice person though, and fired one of his workers on the spot when they were saying some (pretty awful) transphobic comments to me.
Tl;dr: Lady decides to yell at me for not getting her milk for her and my uncle has the store owner (who practically treats me as part of his family) kick her out.