subtle once though is not

where the sun and stars meet


Pairing: Rafael Casal x Reader (oh my word, she’s done it, she’s written a non-Lin fic, holy moly, we never thought this day would come)

Summary: He knew you well enough to know when you were forgetting to breathe.

Note: i fell straight into rafa hell and apparently this is how i decided to handle it lmao. @fragmentofmymind and @alexanderhamllton had to deal with my yelling about this so go give them extra love THEY DESERVE ALL OF IT I LOVE THEM A LOT. 

okay omg i love you guys and i hope you enjoy the garbage, feel free to come yell at me about it <3

Word Count: approx. 4500? (guys it’s a ONE-SHOT ARE YOU PROUD)

Being a twenty-eight year old woman living in Los Angeles could be tough.

In six years of residence in the city of stars, you had realized that sometimes the lights weren’t so much sparkling as they were blinding. Blinding of the goals you’d set out to achieve, the paths to get there, the hope and promise of a state drowning in sunshine and smog. Although you had never expected it to be, the journey wasn’t easy.

Sure, you’d had plenty of dancing gigs during your time there so far, but your heart was in choreography and you were determined to keep working until you made that goal happen. You knew that you were talented, that when you were in your flow you could tell stories and string together phrases and characters with even the most subtle pieces of movement. Every once in awhile, though, you lost your flow.

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kyrieleandra1  asked:

romance headcanons for main 4 + goatparents+ mtt learning that their s/o is poly and which would try to set their s/o up with someone they'll both like?


- Hey, he’s chill. For the most part. Listen, he never thought he’d be able to have a singular successful relationship, so to add another partner to the mix is…well, a little bit stressful. He’s pretty cool about it, though.

- He’s gotta know how any potential partners you bring up sit with Papyrus. If they don’t get along with his brother he’s not gonna be very apt on giving them a chance.

- He might be okay with trying to set you guy’s up on a triple-date or whatever, though getting a three people booth at Grillby’s might be kinda hard. Don’t let him set up a date at Grillby’s. You’re trying to get this person to like you & having your boyfriend guzzle ketchup straight from the bottle on the first date might not be a real clincher.


- He’s confused at first, but definitely into it. More date-mates just means more love to share & take part in!! He’d be the one to try & set you up with another/more partners. Of course he has no worries that you’ll all get along in the long run, after all–he has good taste, & you have good taste (because you’re dating him, aren’t you?), so if this person is into your or him (or both) obviously they’ll have good taste too! & ultimately date you both!! Because you’re both good things…to taste?? You know what he means.

- He pulls the same moves on them that he used on you when he was first trying to figure out basic courtship rituals. Chocolates, bouquets of fancy roses, maybe a love poem or two. A lotta cheesy, silly stuff to try & test the waters/ease them into the idea of joining your relationship as another partner.

- He insists that the first date you all have together take place at home, where he can cook them a fancy dinner. He’s convinced that having a familiar setting around would ultimately increase his chances of a successful date, as he’d be used to the terrain & could use it to his advantage. He could show them his collection of MTT-Brand action figures!! Everyone loves sexy robots!!!


- She’s a little bit iffy about it. She was so pumped to be the one dating you, that having to share makes it feel like a competition. Not that she doesn’t love the chance to show chumps just how quickly she can kick their asses–but when it comes to dating, it’s just…different.

- If she met someone she thought you’d both like, she’d definitely try to introduce you all to each other. She’d go through all this trouble to pre-plan a surprise date for all three of you, but that fact that neither of you know each other would probably make the whole thing blow up in her face. It was a nice thought, though.

- After she gets more comfortable with the idea, she’s all for it. More than one date-mate means more people she can carry around & show off to! Don’t be surprised if she throws you onto her back for a piggy-ride, then sweeps your other partner into her arms before taking off at the speed of light. Her carrying you both around becomes the new norm pretty fast.


- The idea is kind of nerve-wracking for her. Finding out that you like her enough to date her was a definite plus, but finding out that you want to add another partner to your relationship makes her really nervous. What if they don’t like her? What if she doesn’t like them? What if you like them more than her? There’s a lot that she’s worried about.

- She’d offer to try to find a suitable partner for you both, but her way of “meeting” someone would probably be by putting up a profile on one of the UnderNet’s dating sites. It uh…doesn’t go well, to put it lightly. Think of a romcom montage where you go through a series of bad dates. Finally, she just gives up & leaves it all to you.

- Having more than one partner is actually really nice for her confidence. She adores having group anime nights with you both, having long, thought out talks about your interests & hopes for the future, going out on group dates–it all makes her feel like she really is worth having something good in her life, especially if you both like her as much as she likes you.


- It certainly is a new prospect for her. She’s very old-fashioned, but loves exploring new ideas & options, so she’s not opposed to it in the slightest. Besides, there are many new people that you could meet, surely there’s someone out there that you’d both like!

- Of course she’d love to try to introduce you to someone, but sometimes she accidentally jumps the gun & doesn’t think all of her options through. Plus, she can be really stubborn, so if you don’t like the person, or you two just don’t click, you’ll have to keep reminding her to get it through her thick skull. She keeps trying, though, which is the thing that counts the most.

- After you’ve found a partner suitable for the both of you, she does whatever she can to include you both in your day-to-day activities. Cooking, bug hunting, exploring, reading together, whatever you can imagine, she’ll find a way to get you both into it.


- Oh! He’s…unsure of how to handle it. He’s even more old-fashioned than Toriel, so having more than one partner is definitely an exciting experience for him. He’d need a lot of teaching & explanation on how to handle the relationship before you actually bring in a new partner, it’s just all so new to him.

- Even with his inexperience, he’s willing to give it a try. He’ll try to find you both a partner at least once or twice, though it’s not a very subtle tactic, as he’ll just point at someone fairly attractive & say “How about them?” Real smooth, Asgore. After a while, he just gives up & leaves it all to you.

- Dating you both is actually very nice for him. Having company is good for his lonely SOUL, so he tends to stick around at least one of you for most of the time. Sometimes he can get a little bit overworked nerve-wise though, as he’s spent so much time alone previously, so that’s when he needs some solitude. But other than those brief moments, he’ll keep you both as close as possible.


- It’s absolutely no problem for him. He’s got hoards of fans, darling, you really think having more than one partner would be a challenge for him? Nonsense, he’s all for it! He uh…kind of sees having more than one partner like having “groupies” hang around him while keeping one primary partner, so that’s something you’ll definitely have to explain.

- After he finally actually gets it, he’s very excited to try to find you both a partner or two to bring into the mix. He’d love to find someone you’d like too, so he actually sends out a call to all his fans to interview them. It’s…it’s a really bad, humiliating experience, & it’s not until you finally have to confront him & explain that what he’s doing is wrong & manipulative that he finally gives in & leaves it all to you. He just gets in over his head sometimes.

- Actually meeting & talking with the partner you introduce to him finally helps him understand what a poly relationship really is. He settles into it nicely, drowning you both in gifts & constant praise to show his appreciation for you both. Showing both of you off as his partners is his pride & joy, & it’s overall a very happy, loving relationship, despite the rocky start.

anonymous asked:

Beach day with the Crusaders! Maybe the reader flirts a bit with all of them? Obviously everyone lives AU. <3

- You’re taking Jotaro to a beach? He’s incredibly glad of the beach day, but doing his absolute level best to hide quite how excited he is in front of the rest of the Crusaders lest they mock him. Avdol and Kakyoin would probably be fine, but if Joseph or Polnareff got wind of quite how excited he was that he found that shell … well, it’s better they don’t know. He’s absolutely not dressed for the weather (and shakes off Polnareff’s concern that he’ll die of heat in his coat, at least his face is in shade). He’s not incredibly enthusiastic when you walk up to him to see what he’s poking around at in the sand, but when he offers you the specimen with a faint blush on his cheeks you know that it’s not because he doesn’t want you around. He mumbles a couple of facts about it to you and you resolve that maybe you should come back to the beach with Jotaro when it’s quieter. He seems like he’s got a lot to tell you about it. 

- Kakyoin is happy to be somewhere so beautiful. He’s well-travelled and he’s spent a lot of time on beaches, of course, but he looks at you with his eyes showing something almost calculating and smiles; “I’ve never had occasion to have something more beautiful to look at than the ocean, though.” Your attempts to be the one flirting with Kakyoin have been foiled - just like always, he’s managed to be the first to flirt and he’s already got you tripping over your words.

- Polnareff has stripped down into a skimpy pair of shorts and is acting like a five year old whose parents have just taken him to the beach for the first time, whooping madly and running in and out of the water, laughing at how cold it is. When he sees you watching (read: admiring how the water looks glistening on his muscular chest) he motions you over with a “cherie! Come in! The water’s fine!”. He’s the kind of man who won’t rest until he’s seen you having fun, so you join him - and perhaps you delight in how his eyes almost fall out of your head when he sees you in your bathing costume for the first time. It’s nice to have him being the one staring at you for once (even though you’re almost certain you’re usually more subtle than him). 

- Joseph is just as bad as Polnareff, if not worse - partly because Joseph really should know better, partly because Joseph insists on showing off as he does things. Sure, Joseph is pretty in shape for a man his age (you try and stave off the blush before it gives you away) but you still can’t help but worry about him as he dive bombs right into the ocean, splashing a deeply unimpressed Jotaro who had waded in to look at the seabed. When he gives you a salacious wink across the waves, you’re already in your swimming clothes so you can’t even silence him with a sudden attack of Flesh. 

- Avdol, like Kakyoin, is perfectly happy to lie on the beach and not get too wet from the excited efforts of Polnareff and Joseph. He brings a book and you come to sit beside him, fascinated, and end up getting embroiled in a long discussion about what he’s reading, much to the chagrin of everyone else though. From the faint smirk on Avdol’s face, you can tell that he knows he’s invoking the ire of the others and what’s more, he absolutely doesn’t care about it. He’s much craftier than he lets on.  

anonymous asked:

Cas accidentally damages the Impala somehow (only a scratch or something -- we don't want Baby to be really hurt, right? ;D) and is super afraid to tell Dean, tries to keep him from going into the garage, etc. But as it turns out (surprise, surprise! *lol*) Dean can't be angry with the guilty pile of blue-eyed angel ;D

“Sam, I need your help.”

Sam looks up from his lunch, eyebrows rising at Cas’s low, panicked tone.  “What’s up, Cas?”

Cas looks over his shoulder furtively.  He’s clutching something tightly in his hand.  Sam leans forward, squinting.  “Is that the key to the - oh, no, Cas.”

“I know,” Cas says, closing his eyes in mortification.  “It’s the first time I’ve taken her out since Dean gave me permission and I - there was a pigeon on the road.”

Sam has to resist the urge to press a hand to his mouth  like a scandalized old lady.  “Don’t tell me you totaled - “ 

Cas flinches, looking over at the door again.  

More quietly, Sam continues.  “- that you totaled the Impala because of a bird.”

Cas lets out a breath and smoothes a self-conscious hand over his tie.  “No,” he says, though he swallows nervously all the same.  “I didn’t total her.  It’s just a scrape.”

“Oh, well - that’s not as bad.  Right?”  The lie makes Sam’s voice crack.

Cas sends Sam a dry look.  “You know very well it’s still pretty bad, Sam,” he says.  “Dean warned me that if I ever even put a scratch on her - “

There’s a sound of a door slamming.  “Sam!”

The two men in the kitchen freeze.  Cas’s eyes have grown wide in panic.  Sam barely has time to squeeze in a sympathetic wince before Dean’s striding into the room, brow furrowed.

“Did you scratch my Baby?” Dean demands, pointing an accusing finger at his brother.  

Sam opens his mouth, but he finds he can’t throw Cas under the bus.  He just winces again and shrugs.

That seems to give Dean the ammunition he was looking for.  “For fuck’s sake, Sam!  You can stop the goddamn apocalypse but you can’t drive without hitting something?  What was it?  Another car?  Did you swerve to avoid a squirrel or something?”


Dean drops his hand in disbelief.  “Don’t tell me you actually - a squirrel, Sam?  Really?!”  He presses a hand to his eyes.  “I can’t believe - how - how dumb do you have to be - a squirrel?”

It - it was a pigeon,” Cas says, staring at a spot on the wall rather than at Dean.

Dean’s eyebrows lift at Cas’s comment.  He rounds on Sam anew.  “A bird, Sam.  A bird?  Those assholes fly!  You weren’t going to run it over - !”

“It was me, Dean.  I scraped the Impala.”  Cas’s voice is stronger, and he’s lifted his chin, almost defiant.  “And the bird was injured and could not fly.”

Dean’s face flushes.  There’s a long, tense pause before he says, slightly strained, “The - it was injured.”

“Yes.”  Cas’s cheeks have brightened with color, but his indignation on behalf of the bird seems to have died down.  He pulls at his tie again, nervous once more.  “So I - I apologize for scraping the Impala.  I just - I was not going to hurt the pigeon.”

Dean drops his eyes to the floor, his anger wilting.  “I - you - “ He sighs and looks at the door.  “Whatever, man.”  He turns slightly and gives Cas a subtle once-over.  “You’re - you’re okay, though?”

“Both the pigeon and I are fine.”

Dean lifts a hand as if to begin another tirade - then drops it abruptly in a fist, exhaling loudly.  “I - I don’t care about the pigeon.”

Cas looks down at his feet.  He’s pressing his lips together, but there’s a twitch at the corner of his mouth that gives away his pleasure.  “Thank you for your concern, Dean.  I’m fine.”

Dean waves away Cas’s words, already turning toward the door.  The back of his neck is still pink.  “Just don’t - don’t get yourself hurt for a goddamn pigeon of all things.”

When he’s gone, Cas leans against the fridge in relief.  Dean pokes his head back in the doorway.  

His voice is unusually timid when he asks, “So you gonna help me get rid of the scratch or what, Cas?”

This time, Cas can’t hide his smile.  “Of course, Dean.”  

Dean grins back.


Arrow 3x01 - The Calm

On so many levels this scene kills me. It’s an intimate scene with the Arrow Trinity and on the top level it’s Oliver pushing Diggle away because he doesn’t want to be responsible for getting John killed before he gets a chance to be a father. So many times, Diggle is the voice of reason for Oliver - protecting him, keeping him human - he understands Oliver’s soldier perspective, but this time Oliver sees the need to play that role. It’s really an incredible moment for his character development - the entire episode he’s toyed with being the two sides of himself (paralleled by the flashbacks with Maseo ‘a man cannot live by two names) only to, ultimately and for himself, choose to be only the Arrow. He makes that choice and then makes the decision that no one else should be forced to live like that - because he despises that he has to do it and so he pushes John out.

And then, in the middle of that emotional scene - right in the middle of the 'you have a new life’ and 'it’s a life I can’t have’ line - Oliver distinctly looks towards Felicity, who is studiously trying to keep it together even though the subtext is all at once subtle and blatant (to Felicity) and heartbreaking. He’s no longer looking at John when he delivers the 'It’s a life I can’t have line’ and the camera makes the parallel obvious when it cuts to Felicity shifting uncomfortably and Oliver cuts back to Diggle - cutting the cord in a bit of an angry argument, taking it as Oliver has so many times before and pushing down the sadness he has to be feeling. 

Because Oliver knows - Felicity knows - that the next person up is Felicity and that one will hurt much more because the revelations are so new and that scares Oliver almost more than Diggle risking his life - because he knows if he lets himself be Oliver Queen and the Arrow that one side will suffer. And he’s terrified that that side is The Arrow, then Felicity will be in even greater danger - he was angry with himself after their date because his carelessness and willingness to be Oliver Queen for FIFTEEN MINUTES ended with Felicity being hurt.

And as Diggle walks away from the trinity, Oliver is staring off trying to keep his emotions reigned in and you see Felicity crying in secret.

She’s crying for both men - the loss of John, her friend - and Oliver Queen, the love of her life.