I am So Done with these criticisms I keep seeing like “It was good and all but Diego Luna didn’t work for me casting-wise, he was too wiry and soft-spoken, not action-movie enough” and I’m like??? SPY???? That’s the point????
Honestly people need to stop forcing the Hypermasculine Jason Statham Aesthetic bullshit irrelevantly onto characters that bear literally no comparison.
Me: I need a feel good film… something to really relax to… an all time classic… Me: … TV: It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy the Master was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read, and sentenced passed. Then he made his last, and I thought somewhat curious request. He demanded that I, the Doctor, a rival Time Lord,
How people treat sexual orientation, as explained with furniture.
Heterosexuality is a couch. Nobody even bats an eye if you keep it in the living room for everyone to see–it’s simply expected. I mean, where the hell else would you keep it? Hidden in a bedroom? No, that would be weird.
Homosexuality is a bed. Having a bed in a public room is considered weird and gross–you’re expected to keep it in private bedroom you close the door to before anyone else comes over. Because even though there are a million and one things someone can do sitting on a bed
that aren’t sexual (and plenty of ways to have sex on a couch), the first and foremost thing anyone associates beds with is sex.
Bisexuality is a Western-style futon. Sometimes it functions like a couch, sometimes it functions like a bed, but whichever position it’s in at the moment, it’s still a goddamn futon. People who want to use it as a couch give you shit for not having a real
couch; people who want to use it as a bed give you shit for not having a
real bed. It’s acceptable in your living room, but only if you make extra certain to put it in couch position and hide the sheets before company comes over. Otherwise, you’d better hide it in a guest room.
Asexuality is a table. No matter how many times you tell people it’s not meant to be sat on, dickheads with no manners will try to park their nasty asses on it anyway.
out of your corrin's retainers who is your kana's favorite? and or their favorite aunt/uncle?
Izana!Kana’s favourite retainer is obviously Jakob, though why this is remains a mystery. As for his favorite relative, it’s Xander. After a (terrible) afternoon of babysitting, Kana decided that his uncle really needs him around more often.
Niles!Kana willingly eats whatever Felicia makes… and because of this, can tell her when she’s improving a recipe and if it’s almost edible for normal people. It also helps that she doesn’t yell at him/make him clean up the food she finds he’s hidden around the castle grounds. He likes hanging around Takumi… because even though he likes to fight as a dragon, he does have an interest in archery. Takumi is fun to watch when he’s bored with lessons from Niles.
Takumi!Kana likes getting piggyback rides and shoulder rides from Gunter (who generally does not mind giving said rides). Elise is his faaaaavourite aunt (but only by a small margin because Auntie Sakura likes to sit and read books with him and sometimes she shares her sweets with him too).
A/N: Hello everyone! This is a piece of writing I’m pretty proud of, but as always please give me feedback! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much, I’ve been going through some stuff but I feel a lot better. Love you all!-Ella Requested: Yes, or at least some Connor smut was Words: basically 4k Warnings: Suicide talk, swearing, mild smut Summary: Connor and reader meet at a treatment center and bond
Whatever the usual way of meeting somebody you love is, how you two met wasn’t it. Fluorescent lighting, and feet covered by thin socks is how you met with the tracking of every move. You ended up there in the usual way, and so did he, so maybe that’s the small bit of normal you two share. “Greenway’s Premier Adolescent Treatment Center.” That’s where you met him. You were both in for swallowing a deadly, but obviously not deadly enough amount of pills. This is the place where you go after your 72 hour hold is up and your doctors won’t send you home. Saying it was any better than those 72 hours would be a bold faced lie, or really just for the first few days. Everything you did was tracked, or at least in the unit you were in, “The Intensive Watch Unit”. The secluded residential treatment center housed and treated teens with a variety of problems, some even a year into their stay, while others left after a month. You were in the unit for those who weren’t trusted to be in the more stable units. Just like at the hospital your shoes were taken and replaced with rough socks, your body was scanned for any old or new marks, and you were asked any and every question imaginable.
Two weeks. That’s how long you’ve been on the now dubbed “suicide floor,” a floor for those who can’t go to the bathroom alone because you might kill yourself instead of peeing. The routine of it all slowly settled in for you. Wake up. Make bed. Eat. Meds. Shower. Group therapy. Art therapy and it goes on and on. You liked the routine that had come about for you; it was comforting to know that at 11am you would draw, and that the same nurses would help you with your worksheet from group. Your doctor even told you that he believed that in another week or two, if you kept on track you would move to the ‘not so suicidal floor’. Well, he called it the “The Learning Unit.” You wouldn’t admit it, but you were proud that soon you could move up a level after seeing people spend only two or three nights in the unit. On the other hand you didn’t admit much. You stuffed and stuffed everything you felt until, BAM, you were swallowing as many pills as you could find until you woke up in the hospital, sobbing how you were mad for not killing yourself better. Looking back you thought that sounded like an oxymoron. Perfectionist at its finest, or lowest depending on your point of view.
When somebody new enters the “death please come knocking unit,” you don’t meet them until lunch time. Everybody who arrives at the center is escorted by parents, or guardians, at 7am sharp. They are toured while everyone is in therapy and then meet one on one with a doctor while someone else talks to whoever brought them. Then at the end of lunch they are brought in and introduced with enough time to makes small talk before entering another group therapy session. New people usually arrived once a week and it usually excited people, but it didn’t for you. Why get excited that someone else is also kind of fucked up in some way?
The day he showed up was like every day you’d been at Greenway. Everyone sat at a round table together that was in the middle of the unit floor. Your whole unit was basically one giant room with doors to other rooms for therapy, staff, bunks, and some that were locked. You remembered from your tour that other floors had dining rooms, and was open, but where you were wasn’t that.
He was brought in by a nurse, and everyone turned to look. He was tall and sort of lanky, but seemed strong. His light brown hair was behind his ears, and the look on his face reminded you of a pug trying to seem like a wolf. He sat down a few seats away from you next to a boy, Shane, who had arrived two days earlier.
“So what’s your name?” girlssomeone asked taking a bite of a cookie.
“Connor,” he spoke. His voice was stronger than you imagined. The other person took a response to their question to allow them to go on and on about some TV show you had never watched.
After lunch came group therapy, again. Connor followed behind the ten people on the unit, including yourself, into a room with chairs in a circle and inspiring posters on the wall. “Welcome to group everyone. For those who can’t remember, my name is Ms. Lowe and I run group therapy for all of you during the afternoon.” Ms. Lowe was nice, but tough when she needed to be. Everyone meets her since she conducts the interview you go through before entering the unit. “Y/n,” at the sound of your name your head snapped in the direction of Ms. Lowe, “Since you have been here longer than most, would you mind showing our new member, Connor, how we start every group?” “Okay, well I’m y/n and I’m here for trying to kill myself. I have been on this unit for two and a half weeks, and my goal for today is to talk more openly.” For the rest of the group you allowed yourself to zone into a place of dreams. You imagined everything that life would be if you weren’t the way you were, and everything life could offer for someone like you if you were happier. At school you weren’t the popular person, but you were nice and people liked you. You had boyfriends, and first times of everything you would expect for someone in high school, but somehow you felt like you were dying.
Quiet time was an hour a day where you could nap, talk to people, play games, but everybody napped. It seemed like an unwritten rule that everybody would climb into their bed that felt like a rock and try to sleep. You usually followed that, but sometimes you would sit on the seats in the common area and read. The variety of books was depressing, which was ironic for the unit, so you had your parents bring you books from home. When you brought yourself to the seats you were painfully aware that you weren’t alone. Connor, the new guy was sitting on the couch. New people on the unit usually annoyed you. They were so closed off, even more than you, or they were played into the depression like a lifetime movie. You like honesty, or being blunt about it all, what was the point of trying to hide any of it? “Hey,” the voice of Connor brought you from the rant that was playing in your mind. “Oh, hey,” you said sitting down on the opposite end of the couch and letting the variety of books fall into the space between you. His eyes grew wide looking at all the books. “I can move them if you want” “It’s fine. How did you get all these? The books here are all shit,” he said pointing to the bookshelf. The declaration from Connor made you laugh. The noise was a surprise to both of you. “What do you mean? You don’t like ‘How to stop sadness’? Come on, that’s a masterpiece.” “Totally. That’s on my top ten favorite books of all time.” This time Connor let out a small chuckle. “You can borrow one of my books. I have way too many. When I asked my parents to bring me enough books to last my time in ‘Suicide daycare’ I didn’t expect this many. I guess that shows how much they believe in me.” “Suicide daycare?” “You know, we’re on the unit where they make sure we don’t kill ourselves. Suicide daycare.” “Honest. I like that.” “Thanks, I’ll be here all week, or more, you never know.”
Connor wasn’t as bad as you thought, hell he was probably your favorite out of the other patients. He was actually nice and didn’t try to dig into you to find everything wrong with you. Instead you started reading next to each other and would partner up during projects. For Sunday’s group you all had to find a partner and talk about your hopes and dreams. Seems simple enough, right? You and Connor partnered and sat in the corner of the room on the floor facing each other. You had partially been checked out of groups for a while since tomorrow you got to move to the level up. Finally you would get to have some freedom and would get to shower in privacy. “So y/n what are your hopes and dreams,” Connor said smirking. Connor would also get to move up a level. He had actually been going along with the program well and had an undeniable strength. “Ha-ha Connor,” you spoke with sarcasm dripping from your voice, “You first if you want to know all my innermost hopes and dreams.” “Real talk, or not?” he said. This had become something between you. “Let’s go with real talk for once.” “I want to make it out of here soon and graduate. I have no fucking idea what I’ll do after that, but leaving here and making it through high school seems like a good place to start.” These words didn’t surprise you; Connor had something pushing him inside. In group once he said that he was going to try to live for his mom. She had sat by his hospital bed and begged him to try, saying if he died part of her would. Maybe she started him on this, but you thought somewhere inside he wanted to live, even if it was almost nothing, part of him did. “Your turn y/n,” Connor said. “I don’t know if I have any. I don’t mean that in the way of I can’t picture a future, because I can, but it doesn’t seem like something to dream of. Why jinx the fact that for the moment I can picture life. Now that’s a miracle, so I’ll just sit with the fact that I’m okay with living.” “How do you manage to even make that seem dark?” “I learned from the best. I mean you taught me so why not put it to use.” “Hey! I didn’t teach you that, if anything you just speak like Edgar fucking Allen Poe.” “I didn’t know fucking part of his name,” you said smiling. A grin spread across Connor’s face, something that might have seemed unnatural at first, but now it fit perfectly.
Moving day. Well you were moving from ‘If you kill yourself here your parents will be so pissed’, to ‘Okay so they aren’t as depressed unit’. This unit wasn’t just one giant room with smaller rooms, but two floors, with 20 teens. There was a cafeteria, a school room, and all the nurses and doctors didn’t watch you as intensely. You would be on these floors for the rest of your stay, but you could move up levels, and earn rewards. When you arrived you were handed a schedule. Damn this place did know you. You only had two hours of school a day, then a bunch of therapy, and free time where you could join in on activities that were optional, or just hang out. Still you weren’t allowed to have shoes yet. You would have to move up a level. Connor on the other hand was allowed to have shoes. That made you annoyed and made Connor laugh.
With all of this new free time you and Connor got to hang out more. You spent your afternoons reading and talking. Sometimes he would read to you short stories that he wrote and you would draw for him. When there was group family therapy you heard stories about how he was horribly mean, but he seemed so different than that. Of course medicine and the right therapy will do that, but sometimes he would get mad. He would yell when he didn’t feel heard, but it didn’t freak you out. Better yelling than pushing it all down inside of you like you had done. The more time you spent with him the more you felt. He saw you and you saw him. Friday night is when the nurses would put on a movie in the large common room. Almost everyone would gather around and would eat popcorn. Sometimes they would play multiple movies and everyone would get candy. You and Connor had always enjoyed those nights, but that days therapy had been intense for him so he retreated to his room. There was a strict rule that you couldn’t enter someone else’s room, but Connor seemed to need somebody. The movie was playing and everyone was concentrated on that so you made your way to the boy’s wing. You knocked on the door quietly. “I told you I’m fine Nurse Roman. I just need some alone time. I promise I’ll come down for the second movie,” Connor said, exasperation coming through. “Actually it’s me, y/n,” there was silence and then the door opened. “What are you doing here? You aren’t allowed to be in this wing,” he said looking around the hallway. “It seemed like you needed someone, so I’m here. Besides, when have you ever been one to shy away from breaking the rules?” A slight smile broke through his furrowed brows. “What the hell, come in.” With that you walked into the room. The room held three beds and looked just like the girl’s wing. “So are you doing okay?” “I don’t know how I’ll do when I’m out of here. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready. Maybe I should just make it very clear to them that I can’t go home anytime soon.” “Don’t say that. You’ll do amazing whenever they say you can go home.” “I know, but I don’t think I should go now.” “They haven’t offered it yet and at least you’ll get to chill with me for a while if you want to stay after they do,” you spoke nervously laughing. “You’ll go home soon.” “I don’t think so. I haven’t ever truly talked emotions with them. That’s step one.” “We’ll be depressed buddies,” he said. “Buddies?” “Or not,” he huffed he lips turning into a frown. “Don’t frown Connor, it makes you look emo.” This comment got a laugh from him. His eyes filled with something you could only call happiness as he let himself laugh. “I guess we aren’t really buddies,” he said, now causing a frown to form on your face. Seeing this he spoke up. “What I mean is we’re too close to be buddies. We’re not friends or some shit, we’re just more.” You watched him say this and he seemed to truly mean it. He looked like what he said was the truth, like he cared for you. You thought this while you both stood in the middle of the room. He was watching you, having no idea what was going on in your mind. You took a step closer to him. Confusion was now clearly evident on his face. “More,” you whispered. You were sure he didn’t mean it like that, but he was there, and he cared for you and you cared for him. He was better than he could realize and he felt like home when your hands accidently brushed against each other, so you brought your lips to his. It could either be a disaster or it could make something more than you could hope or dream for. Your hands reached for his neck as you let yourself feel his warmth. “More,” he whispered back breaking your lips apart. His eyes seemed to search for what brought this, but he didn’t care in the moment. Swiftly he pulled you close again. Your lips slowly melded together, your mouths open and burning, your bodies pressed against one another. Your hands found his hair and his arms firmly pulled your waist as close as possible. There was no space between you with your hips against him. Where you were and everything that had ever happened seemed irrelevant. All you knew is that you needed every part of him, and for him to know that every part of him was magnificent. The feeling overwhelmed you and the clothes that covered each of you felt to be keeping you apart. You tore at your shirt and Connor yanked his own off. His lips attached to your neck and down to your collarbone where he nipped at the skin. “More,” you managed to say as you pushed him onto his bed. Connor reached to unclasp your bra, but struggled against the clasps. “What the hell kind of bra is that?” you laughed heartily at his annoyance as you moved to unclasp it yourself. Connor immediately pulled you back to him as you stumbled over your feet and landed on the bed. Connor took this as an opportunity to climb over you. His lips once again went to your body. His lips traveled to your breasts and he placed wet sloppy kisses along the sides. You pulled him up to your face as you then started unbuttoning his pants. A groan escaped from Connor’s lips as you finally pulled them off of him along with his boxers. Your jeans and underwear were soon being pulled off of your body as Connor entered you. The feeling of his body on top of yours and him moving within you outweighed any fear of the future in the moment. In those moments you were one with every rushed movement of hips, whippers, and digging nails.
You stayed in each other’s arms, a layer of sweat on each of you, until you each got up, giggling trying to put your clothes back on. You walked to the common room together and sat on the couch next to one another, fingers intertwined in the dark as you watched the movie. Your fingers brushed over your lips where not long ago Connor was. You slept that night hoping for an ending with him that would make even a Disney princess blush.
The next morning you went on with class, which you and Connor didn’t have together, and individual therapy. You couldn’t help but let your mind wander to the night before, and when you did you felt your face flush thinking of the feeling of him. You brought your lunch to the small library where you and Connor ate. Of course you didn’t know how things would be between you, but you had trust that it would be okay. “Hey,” Connor said as he entered the almost empty room. His face was bright and beaming, more than you had ever seen. You could feel your stomach turn. “Hey,” you said smiling. “I have the best fucking news,” he spoke quickly, sitting next to you. “You are going to meet the Rock? Because I could support that,” you teased. Connor rolled his eyes, but the smile didn’t falter. “No you dipshit! I get to go home!” the words that tumbled out of his mouth with that bright smile stopped you. The smile on your face frozen, your heart stopping. “What?” you said, the strain in your voice evident, but Connor was so excited he went right past it. “You know how I was all freaked out?” you nodded, your face going from strained smile to blank. “Well that’s because they told me I could go home in a few days and I was scared. They said I’m expressing myself, I’m not suicidal, I’ve been moving up on levels, I’m better with my family, and I think I agree now.” “Wait, you knew yesterday?” you interrupted. “Yes, but that’s not the point. After we-you know- I figured that if I can do that, or at least talk to you about my feelings and shit, I can make it out there.” “You knew yesterday?” “I already said that y/n. Isn’t this great?” Connor said smiling at you with those eyes that made you want him in the first place. “You knew, didn’t tell me and then slept with me,” you a little louder. “Come on y/n. It wasn’t like that-” “No, it’s exactly like that. Was it a joke to you?” “Now you’re being fucking stupid y/n” “Stupid!” you fumed. The look on Connor’s face went from happy to angry. Why weren’t you being supportive and happy for him? “Come on y/n! I didn’t mean it like that. Why aren’t you happy for me? Isn’t this what we talked about. This was one of my dreams! I’m doing it, my dream!” “Happy for you? I’m not happy, I’m angry! How could you fuck me knowing you were going to be leaving?” “Everyone leaves here y/n! This place isn’t a future, you know that!” “You could have told me last night before we slept together! You should have told me before I made you my dream!” You were crying now, but you were wiping the tears away as fast as they came. “Your dream? Now that’s fucking stupid. I won’t be your dream. We slept together. It was amazing, but we both know that we can’t build a future off of each other. We have to build a future off of ourselves.” Connor’s anger was apparent, but he looked at the tears on your face and all he wanted to do was hold you. Of course he wished that you could be something together, but you can’t when you need to take of yourself. “What if I can’t do it? What if I can’t make a future?” you said, almost to silent to hear. Of course you were mad, but not at him. You put all of your hopes and dreams on others, but all they could do was let you down even if they didn’t mean to. “You can do it,” he said softly, walking closer to you. “How do you know?” “If I tell you, you’ll never know that you can do it yourself.” You were now close enough to kiss him, but instead you just looked at him. “You’ll do great out there in the real world,” you said “I know.” “We shouldn’t talk once you and I get out.” “I know.” “It would be too tempting and then I wouldn’t be able to focus on me.” “I know.” “Wherever you are when you’re out of here, think of me sometimes.” “I will.”
That was the last conversation you had with him before he left. Of course you thought of him, and you were allowed to, but you didn’t let it consume you. You thought of him a lot at first, but then you spent your time thinking of how to get better.
You spent another two months at the center. It was hell there for a long time, but then it wasn’t. When you went home the house felt different, it was the home of a girl who viewed herself as already gone. When you entered you viewed yourself as a girl who had come back.
Now you were in your second year of college and were transferring. It didn’t feel scary, but felt amazing.
Three weeks into the new semester and you felt like you belonged. You sat in one of the courtyards eating lunch and reading a book when you were pulled from your thoughts by a voice from behind you.
“Y/n, looks like my dreams are coming true,” you could hear the smile in the voice you knew so well.
IMAGINE: Your boyfriend Zach, Justin and Monty defend you when a drunk guy starts hitting on you
It was the first party of the year. Everyone was there, and most people were extremely drunk. You had had a few drinks but you weren’t a huge drinker really. Your boyfriend Zach had also only had a few drinks, but his friends had had quite a lot and were beginning to get drunk.
Somewhere along the way, you and Zach had lost Justin and Monty, who you’d came to the party with.
“Babe, I’m gonna go find Justin and Monty. Wait here.” Zach shouted over the blaring music.
You nodded and smiled as he went in search for them. You waited patiently, looking around at the people surrounding you. Loud, drunk people stumbling around, people making out on the couch, suspicious people sneaking upstairs. You were just minding your own business when a drunk senior stumbled over.
“Hey, baby.” He slurred.
“Um, hi.” You said, smiling politely, hoping he would go away.
Instead, he draped his arm around you. “Wanna go upstairs?” He smirked.
“No. I’m here with my boyfriend.” You tried to move away from him but he held tighter. You were small, so you knew any attempt to escape was futile.
“I don’t see him.” He responded, looking around.
“Turn around.” A deep voice shouted. When the guy turned around, he was face to face with Zach. “Now you see him.”
Justin and Monty were on either side of Zach. “Dude, back off.” Justin said calmly.
“Fine, whatever.” He huffed, pushing you away which caused you to trip and fall.
Suddenly, there was a loud smack and a lot of yelling. The guy who was hitting on you was now on the floor next to you, clutching a bloody nose. Zach helped you to your feet while Monty and Justin were yelling threats at the guy.
“Come on, guys.” Zach said. “Let’s get out of here.”
BTS x reader (platonic or poly!) whatever takes ur fancy
Summary: You stay over at the dorm for Christmas, and are reminded of how lucky you are to have a family like this one.
For those of my followers who celebrate Christmas (or anyone who feels like reading some cuddly bts), here’s some festive fluff. Writing this really helped me get into the spirit!! Happy Holidays to my followers, I love you all <333
This made me SOFT
As soon as my eyes were open, there was a smile on my face. I rolled over in bed to see white light peeking through the curtain, and although the house was completely silent, there was something in the air. Like physical, visceral magic. It was Christmas.
The company hadn’t allowed the boys to go home to their families for Christmas, and since my family were away too, I had decided to go and stay with them for a few days. But really, it was the perfect situation. We had known each other for so long, and they were so close they were honorary family to me.
I threw open the covers and leapt out of bed, ignoring the sting of the cold floor against my bare feet, and running into the corridor. Judging by the quiet, unusual for a dorm of seven boys, I was the first one awake.
I cocked my head. Who to wake first? I grinned, my eyes lighting upon Hoseok and Jimin’s room. May as well start with people who would be excited as me.
I practically slammed the door open, flying in and jumping immediately on Jimin’s bed.
“Wake up, wake up, wake up! It’s Christmas!” I exclaimed, bouncing up and down and laughing as he blearily raised his head, his hair messed up and his eyes glued shut. But upon hearing my words, I saw him begin to smile, reaching up to grab me around the waist and pull me down to him, giggling.
“It’s Christmas?” I heard someone loudly exclaim from the other side of the room, and lifted my head to grin at Hobi, who was beaming at me through tired eyes.
“It’s Christmas!” I yelled again, rolling out of Jimin’s grasp to run out of the door, hearing laughter echo from the two of them behind me.
Next I jumped into Jungkook’s room, knowing he would need a while to wake up. I threw open his curtains excitedly, laughing at the groan that left his lips, and rolling on top of him.
“Come on you oversized baby.” I laughed, slapping his back as he attempted to bury himself further into his covers, whining. But as I peered into the cocoon of fabric, I saw the glint of childlike excitement in his eyes as he grinned out at me, and I knew he was just as excited as I was.
I met Jin walking out of his own room, and threw my arms around his neck.
“Happy Christmas!” I exclaimed, and he laughed musically, returning the hug and showing his excitement by jumping up and down, dancing out of my arms and starting to walk downstairs, surely to prepare breakfast.
There was almost no sign of Yoongi; he was a dark lump of sheets, curled up against the wall. But I knew he was there, and happily ran into the room, jumping next to him and cuddling up to him in a way that I knew would annoy him.
“Yoongs…” I sang, clinging around his waist and blowing in his ear, making him shake his head and grumble something under his breath. “It’s Christmas!”
“So what?” I rolled my eyes, turning him over to see his sleepy eyes.
“So, you Grinch, it’s an amazing day and very exciting, and an opportunity for you to show some love.” I grinned, knowing he would hate it. “It’s the season of good will!” I could see his mouth curling up into a grin.
“I hate you.” Before shoving a pillow over his face.
Taehyung and Namjoon were already awake when I came in, talking quietly, and scrolling through their phones. They both turned to me with a grin as I burst in.
“Morning Y/N.” Tae hummed, his morning voice running deep as he yawned and opened his arms. I complied easily, flopping down onto his bed and letting him wrap his arms around me, sighing into the warmth. “How excited are you?” He grinned.
“I should probably help Seokjin.” Namjoon sighed, getting up, and I wriggled out of Taehyung’s tight grip to join him. I grabbed his hand excitedly and pulled him down, hearing his barking laugh as I started singing, dancing us down to the kitchen.
Jimin and Hoseok were already sitting at the breakfast bar as Jin began preparing food, humming something cheerful. I slid up behind him and wrapped my hands around his waist from behind, sighing blissfully into his jumper and feeling his back rumble with a laugh.
By the time breakfast was ready, I had Christmas songs playing throughout the kitchen and everyone but Yoongi sitting around eating the breakfast Jin had made. The lights of the Christmas tree were glistening in the corner of the room, the air filled with warmth and hot food, and for the first time in a long while, everyone was smiling.
“There he is!” I exclaimed with a laugh as Yoongi finally descended the stairs, wrapped in blankets with a sleepy smile on his face.
“Here.” Murmured Jin with a fond smile, placing a plate of food in front of him and running his fingers through Yoongi’s hair briefly. I smiled around at everyone, talking jovially and eating plenty. Yes, this is how it’s supposed to be.
Later, in the evening, once we had opened presents and played games and done everything you’re supposed to do on Christmas Day, we gathered around the television in the living room.
“Okay, okay, okay, let me do it.” Namjoon quickly got up to stop Jungkook and Taehyung, who were attempting to light a fire, much to our alarm. “You’ll burn the house down.” I snorted.
“Hey, hey, listen.” Jin suddenly started, grinning from his place on the couch. “Why did the elf push his bed into the fireplace?” Several exasperated groans filled the room, but everyone had a smile on their face as they waited for the answer. Jin’s beam widened, if possible. “Because he wanted to sleep like a log!”
His squeaky laugh filled the room, followed by a giggling Jimin and the rest of us trying not to laugh to give him the satisfaction.
We all cheered when Namjoon finally got the fire going, and Taehyung set up the film claiming ‘they could fight him if they tried to put on anything but Elf’. Jimin flopped beside me on the sofa, curling himself small up against me, and Jungkook squished beside him, his long arms strewn over both of us. Namjoon claimed the other spot beside me, groaning as Hoseok slumped onto his lap, spreading his legs over Yoongi and Jin, who were cuddled together on the other side.
“There’s no room for me.” Taehyung pouted, his doe-eyes widening and lips starting to turn down as he stood before us. There was a moment of silence before everyone began squirming to find a space for him, clamouring for him to sit with them. I caught his arm with a grin and pulled him down, managing to fit him in between Namjoon and I. He giggled and quickly settled, wrapping around my waist with his head leant against Joon’s shoulder.
I could barely breathe, or move, with both Jimin and Taehyung clinging to me like koalas, and the pressure of far too many people on a couch meant for four, but I didn’t mind. With the warmth of the bodies around me, the warmth emanating from the fire, and a heart so full I felt it might burst with all the fondness and affection I was feeling, I was anything but uncomfortable.
“Happy Christmas.” I heard a mumble from someone sleepily. I don’t know who said it, but over the film there was a soft chorus of mumbled ‘happy Christmas’s, and everyone seemed to move closer to each other, if possible, almost moulding with each other’s bodies, heads leaning against chests and legs tangled together.
“I love you guys.” I whispered, closing my eyes and letting contentment wash over me as everyone mumbled the same. My fingers found Jungkook’s and Tae moved his head forward to lean on my shoulder, breathing warm into my neck. It was perfect.