- okay so you’re a regular customer at an ice cream shop - three boys named seokmin, soonyoung and seungkwan work there and they seem to be the only employees since you’ve never seen anyone else - you discovered this place during a really hot summer day and you needed something cold asap so you decided to enter the first shop you saw which just so happened to be this ice cream shop - seungkwan was the one at the counter while soonyoung and seokmin were in the back probably doing something stupid AS USUAL - so you order an ice cream cone and after getting it, you leave the shop because no one else was in there and you felt awkward being the only customer - you walk through the door and disaster strikes immediately - it’s boiling hot outside if you haven’t noticed so your ice cream melted EVERYWHERE in the span of FIVE SECONDS - seungkwan saw the whole thing from where he was and when you walked back inside and asked “yeah uh is it all right if i get a new one?” - he just lost it - you ended up laughing along with him and the sound of your laughter caused soonyoung and seokmin to rush to the front, and when they both saw you covered in melted ice cream they laughed too - you started coming by more often and you eventually became a regular customer - and not only that…. you also developed a crush on seungkwan - so you enter the shop after a long day at your workplace, excited to eat some ice cream and see your friends - seungkwan grins “ah (name)!! you’re here, we’ve been waiting” and soonyoung and seokmin both greet you too - when you walk over to the counter, seungkwan asks “so, flavor of the day?” and you say “of course” - you and seungkwan liked to play a little guessing game - since you already tried every flavor of ice cream at the shop, he would make you guess what the flavor of the day is to see if you remember the ice cream’s taste and name - so you close your eyes and he takes a sample spoon and scoops up some of the ice cream of that day’s flavor - he feeds it to you and after licking the spoon clean, you say “is it….. vanilla toffee bar crunch??” - and the three boys all cheer because you got it right!! - soonyoung takes a cone and gives you a scoop of the day’s flavor and hands it to you once you paid for it - “oh it’s been a while since i had this one!!” you exclaim as you take a lick of your ice cream - soonyoung screams “IT’S THE BEST FLAVOR BECAUSE IT’S MY FAVORITE ONE” and seokmin goes like “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?? THE BEST ONE IS THE CLASSIC COOKIES AND CREAM” and they both begin arguing while you and seungkwan are just like omfg SHUT UP - seungkwan’s like “you’re right in front of each other’s faces WHY DO YOU BOTH HAVE TO SCREAM” - and you’re just laughing on the side as they all argue and jump on each other’s backs and yell in each other’s faces - they’re just so much fun to have around. you’re so glad to have become such good friends with them - when you finish up your ice cream, you leave the shop and unknown to you, seungkwan watches you go with a smile on his face - soonyoung and seokmin notice this and just start nudging each other until seokmin says “oh seungkwan what are you looking at hmmm?” wiggles eyebrows - “or should we say who??” soonyoung grins - and seungkwan’s all embarrassed and says “am i not allowed to look outside??” and his co-workers just giggle between themselves and seungkwan runs to the back to hide his red face - the next day you come by at your usual time and say “flavor of the day please!!” when you reach the counter - and seokmin came prepared ok he saw you walking towards the shop and already scooped up a bit with a sample spoon - he slides over to you behind the counter (think of his dance move in pretty u when he’s sliding from one side to the other behind the couch) and says “say ahhh!!” - and seungkwan gets so jealous so he quickly picks up a sample spoon, scoops up some ice cream and pushes seokmin out of the way - you laugh as you lick the ice cream off of seungkwan’s spoon and when you’re not looking seungkwan shoots seokmin the deadliest glare - you say “oh i know this one!! is it strawberry shortcake supreme??” - and soonyoung passes you an ice cream cone with the scoop of the day’s flavor on it already because he knew you were going to get it - but when you receive the ice cream, you look down at it with a frown and the three boys all notice immediately - “is there something wrong??” seungkwan asks - and you say “no no it’s just that i’ve tried every flavor here already a bunch of times, do you know if you’ll be getting any new ones??” - soonyoung throws a hand over his chest and says “(name) getting sick of our ice cream?! THE WORLD MUST BE ENDING” - seokmin breaks out into a smirk when he says “oh…. actually we’re getting a new flavor tomorrow” - soonyoung says “we are?” and seokmin steps on his foot and he immediately straightens up and says “oh yeah!! i remember now!!” - your eyes light up and you exclaim “really?? i can’t wait to try it tomorrow!!” - soonyoung says “oh you won’t be disappointed, it’s a really good flavor from what we’ve heard. i can already tell it’ll be your favorite” - seungkwan’s just like “how come i didn’t know about this??” - after talking with them all for a while, you finally finish eating your ice cream and exit the shop - seungkwan turns to his two co-workers when you’re gone and says “oh yeah so what’s the name of the new flavor??” - they both just look at each other and smirk at him and tell him “ok look seungkwan you better not mess this up….” - you come back to the ice cream shop the next day and exclaim as you walk through the door “i’m ready for that new flavor!!” - soonyoung says “coming right up!! seungkwan will get that for you, seokmin and i have to replace the empty tubs with full ones” and they both run to the back while giggling LIKE THE FIVE-YEAR-OLDS THEY ARE - seungkwan looks pretty nervous you notice but you just shrug it off as you lean over the counter and you laugh “should i still close my eyes even if i’ve never tried this flavor??” - and he quietly says “i think i’d be more comfortable if you closed your eyes” - you don’t really know what he meant by that but you just shrug and proceed to close your eyes - seungkwan says “no peeking!!” and you nod as you patiently wait for him to tell you to open your mouth so you can eat the ice cream - but he never says it - instead you feel something on your lips, and when you open up your eyes, you see seungkwan kissing you!! - and then he pulls away after a while and says “i….. kind of liked you for a while now….. do you maybe want to go out on a date with me this weekend?” - your shocked expression fades upon hearing his confession and you lean over the counter to kiss him again - seokmin and soonyoung (who were eavesdropping) peek into the shop from the back and when they see you and seungkwan kissing, they had to cover each other’s mouths to stop the other from screaming - when you pull away, seungkwan asks “so is that a yes…..?” and you’re like “YES SEUNGKWAN” LOL - flavor of the day: boo seungkwan
13x06 - 13x07: empty spaces & unsaid words tell us everything
After the season so far theme of empty spaces in 13x06 we open with the negative space “I do” reunion scene which had everyone thinking “why the pause? why does this feel like it should be romantic but wasn’t with the build up then screeching halt to “pal” that feels so out of place after this build up of the last 5 episodes and this noticeable pause that made people sit up in their seats?”
We then follow this with two ridiculously blatant come on they’re already husbands! scenes back to back with:
“Don’t wake your dad he’s an angry sleeping bear! I know that well”
“- Babe come on you know what movie I’m talking about, I made you watch it on my bed together, remember? - Oh right yeah, I remember I indulged your little fetish, I’ll play along I guess “I’m your Huckleberry ;) ” - Oh god you’re so adorable and dorky”
These feel romantic because we are exposed to negative spaces in a scenario that feels romantic anyway with the continuity from 9 years of build up, Dean’s recent widower like grief and right after the “I do” scene and on top of that those empty spaces are usually romantic: sleeping and watching movies, standard romantic scenes on TV (when we know Dean does this on his bed or at a push with Sam in his room but again, NO mention of Sam here but we DO remember Sam calling Dean out on his cowboy “fetish” so…? “making” Cas watch cowboy movies with him and “making” him wear the stupid hat? Yeah.)
These are specific empty spaces: WHEN did Cas watch Dean sleeping like a bear? WHEN did they watch Tombstone? What other movies have they watched?
THEY LEAD US TO WONDER WHAT ELSE HAVE WE MISSED?!
They then immediately followed this episode with wordsthat aren’t said but still understood because husbands:
“- You’re not going into danger alone Cas! - No Dean I’m not taking you INTO danger! Honey YOU’RE the reason they have a problem with me in the first place, you caused my fall and the resulting Angel massacre after I went nuts and no apocalypse as they had planned for millennia. Even getting just a meeting with them was difficult enough you’ll just make it worse so no, you stay safe here. - OK fine just be careful I can’t lose you again…”
“- Oh shit I’m in trouble, better give Dean an SOS signal by textually acting like his husband on the phone which is way OTT for us for where we are right now - Sam, something’s up with my boo I can feel it, we gotta go save him! - OK Dean no worries let’s just leave the madman in our home and immediately run to check on him”
Then finally an actual lust/keeping lovers apart demon (really show?) impersonating Cas on the phone to Dean using his actual honest to goodness Cas/Dean catchphrase that has been it’s OWN empty space since his resurrection 2 episodes ago that was entirely noticeable by it’s ABSENCE.