dancing in a snow globe | shawn mendes
AKA THE SEQUEL TO “POEMS I WOULD WRITE YOU”
AKA COLLEGE!SHAWN PART TWO
word count: 10,143 (you didn’t think it was possible for this to be longer than the last one, did you?)
author’s note: thank you all SO, SO MUCH for all your feedback on part one (which you should probably read before you start this, and you can find it HERE). this second part covers sophomore year, and it’s a bit more nsfw so, like, don’t read this at work or your grandmother’s house, ya feel? i’m dedicating it to emily aka @saysweartogod bc she’s been my main cheerleader and literally revived herself from the dead to tell me to finish this. title comes from “you are in love” by taylor swift. enjoy xo
Your name: submit What is this?
It had always been strange to you that time never felt consistent. One second could feel as though it stretched out into several eons, but three months could be compressed into one blink. As your freshman year of college ended, you felt like you weren’t looking around enough to notice the changes: the trees becoming lush with green leaves again, sweatshirts becoming t-shirts becoming tank tops, your boyfriend becoming more open, more kindhearted, more incredible with each passing day.
As your sophomore year progressed, you learned two things:
- You were in love, and
- You had no idea what to do about it.
But let’s start a bit before that.