[A/N: The aftermath of that scene, smuttiness because we all needed it, this is only my second Bughead fic so I’m still finding their voices a little so please bear with me! The song used below is the song from that very scene, it only seemed right. Only briefly proof-read but I will probably go back sometime later tonight and fix any errors I’ve missed, hopefully not too many but I did make the decision to swap tenses halfway through writing this.]
I was broken from a young age Taking my sulking to the masses Writing my poems for the few That looked at me, took to me, shook to me, feeling me Singing from heartache from the pain Take up my message from the veins Speaking my lesson from the brain Seeing the beauty through the…
-Imagine Dragons - Believer
The worn leather nestles itself warmly against his neck, fingertips grazing against the frayed polyester cuffs and the smell of faded cigarettes and liquor envelope the air around him.
‘Juggie-’ Her voice wavers with uncertainty, the small smile that had crept its way into the corners of his mouth falls in an instant.
‘Sorry kid, I didn’t realise you had a lady-friend over.’ The broad Serpent chuckles throatily.
‘Uh, Betty-’ he offers lamely with an outstretched arm to the door, ‘my girlfriend.’
The Serpents in unison stretch to peer around the door, meekly Betty remains hidden, her slender fingers with periwinkle polish grasping firmly at the edge of the door with knuckles turning white.
‘My-my,’ smirks the leader of the pack, ‘don’t you just paint a familiar picture.’
Betty steps back cautiously as the larger man strains to get a better look, instinctively Jughead’s arm raises against the door-frame offering the bearded man a stern look. Taking a step back he rocks on the heels of his feet, his own hands raised in surrender and a curious gaze playing on his features.
“You’re being unreasonable. “ Jaehyun says, crossing his arms.
She shrugs, “I disagree.”
He sighs, “Look your Highness-”
“Don’t call me that.” She interrupts, crossing her legs.
“Okay princess.” He drawls sarcastically, “You simply can’t refuse to have a bodyguard without a valid reason.” He sighs.
She cocks her head, raising a eyebrow, “I have a valid reason!” She assures.
“Let’s hear it.” he demands.
“I don’t like your face.” She blurts. He frowns and she crosses her arms to mimic him.
“And you think my face is going to hinder my ability to protect you?” He questions.
“It could!” She assures in a seriousness that almost makes him laugh, “What if you’re looking at your reflection in a store window or your phone screen and someone kidnaps me?” She cries.
“Trust me, they’d bring you back.” He muttered scratching his head.
“I said we’d get you back.” he enunciates, “Our job is to make sure nothing happens to you- for God’s sake I’m a trained professional you can’t just-”
“I don’t need a bodyguard. I don’t even need a guard dog, I’m perfectly capable of looking after myself!” She cries in frustration, running her fingers through her hair.
To silence that follows is a mutual agreement for a break- to regroup, relax, grab a glass of water or a snack before they come back to finish the conversation. He sighs, she kicks her feet like she feels guilty for something and looks down at the table. There’s a pack of cigarettes and a lighter that sit kindly beside an economist magazine and a small receipt like checklist of everything she needs to pack.
Her fingers tap at her upper arm and she looks away to the wall to study the paint. He adjusts his suit, tugging at the collar of his shirt, “You’re stuck with me princess.” He says eventually.
Her neck snaps back to look at him. She wrinkles her nose, “Keep your distance.”
She sitting on a smooth wooden bench in the center of the Louvre. The room is empty, cleared by security for her protection and she’s staring at a painting. Its called ‘The Embarkation for Cythera’ and her chin is resting on her fist. One leg is crossed over the other and she quickly adjust the denim skirt she’s wearing. She’s got a brochure in one hand and headphones in her ears where jazz floods her senses.
Jaehyun is a few meters to her left, watching her closely as she stares curiously at the art. She yanks her headphones out, “What?” She snaps, sighing and turning to look at him.
“I didn’t say anything.” He shrugs.
She rolls her eyes, “You’re staring.”
He shrugs again, “That’s my job.”
She shakes her head, “No, your job is to protect me. You could do that from the control room or from the other side of this room but instead you’re stood as close as you can get without it being suspicious and you’re staring.” she explains.
He licks his lips and points to the painting before her, “This is one of my favourite paintings.”
She raises an eyebrow, “So you were staring at the painting?” She asks, knowing full well he wasn’t.
He nods, walking closer to sit on the bench next to her, “Not everything’s about you princess.”
They sit quietly together, neither too bothered to fill the silence. The absence of crowds who discus meaningless matters makes her feel lonely and isolated but she’s learnt to be with herself. “Why did you take this job?” She pipes up, not quite sure why she’s interested.
He cocks his head to look at the painting and licks his lips, “Patriotic duty.”
She laughs, “You’re funny.”
He turns to look at her, “You don’t believe me?”
She scoffs, “I don’t even think you believe you.”
“Okay.” He says carefully, crossing his arms, “Why do you think I took the job?”
She pauses and watches him carefully. She holds up her hand, “I have two theories.” She states.
He smirks, “I’m all ears.”
“the first-” she starts, her posture changing because she’s in her element, “Is that you were bored. You got sick and tired of foreign business men and all that bureaucracy and you heard the rumours.”
He raises an eyebrow, “What rumours?”
“The ones about me.” She says, pointing to herself. He scoffs but she continues, “You heard about the strange princess who doesn’t buy into this whole royalty thing and you were curious.”
“Curious enough to leave the KCIA and baby sit a brat?” He asks sarcastically.
She clicks her fingers, “Or you were fired. I’m still developing some more theories.” she sighs.
He scoffs a laugh, “Yeah well keep looking.”
She sighs again, turning back to the painting. The silence becomes deafening, an unbearable reminder that she’s always alone and completely segregated from the rest of society. He can see the sadness in her eyes, he saw it the moment he met her when she watched her distant family’s children dancing in the gardens of the palace. He sees it every time she has to attend some event or smile at some strangers her parents introduce her to, even sometimes when she watches students on their way to school, laughing with their friends.
“So which one is your favourite painting?” He asks quietly, trying to give her some kind of human interaction before she locks herself in her hotel room.
She swallows, scratching her head, “I hate art.”
He frowns, “Why are you here?”
She shrugs, looking around the room at the different paintings. “I wanted to feel less alone.” she says quietly.
He rolls his eyes, “Yikes, do you ever stop feeling sorry for yourself?” He asks tiredly.
She glares, “Fuck you.”
He shakes his head, “There are many ways to feel less alone, like hookers.” he suggests.
She tries to stay angry but her lips threaten a smile and she looks down at her hands, “You’re funny.” she states once more, but this time he doesn’t think it’s sarcastic.
He points, “You should smile more.”
She waves him off even though he looks smug because he can see her trying not to grin, “Shut up.”
She’s curled against the window with a book half open in her hands and her legs bent against her body. Jaehyun’s sitting in a leather chair nearby, looking around the room while his fingers tap anxiously against the arm of the seat. He sighs loudly, “How long are we going to be here?” he asks.
“How long is a rope?” she retorts, not testing her eyes from the book.
“Long enough to hang myself with.” He replies.
“Oh, boo-hoo, your life is so miserable.” She says sarcastically, turning a page.
He sighs again, glancing around the room. The building has high ceilings with shelves the reach as high as they can. Books are in piles on coffee table before leather chairs and large windows let in light to show dust over some of them. He pushes some aside with his feet, distantly curious but barely caring enough to sit up properly. He glances at her, “What are you reading?” He asks in an attempt to appease his boredom.
She sighs, “It’s called Man’s Search For Meaning.”
He cocks his head, “Is it a self help book?” He mocks.
She scoffs, “You’re an idiot.”
He rolls his eyes, “You’re mean.” he points out.
“No.” She begins, “I dislike persistent human interaction, something I cannot get away from as long as you continue to be present in my life because your contract says you need to shadow me 24/7” she hisses.
There’s a pause and he points to her, “Mean.” He repeats.
She rolls her eyes.
He watches her read, the light from the window falling on her face like she’s waking up from a dream and her hair is tucked behind her ear. She flicks through the book like she’s hungry for some kind of intellect she can’t find in her everyday world and she bites her lip when she concentrates. “You’re staring again.” She states, not looking up from the pages.
He clicks his tongue, “I like the view.”
She looks up and raises and eyebrow, “Excuse me?”
He points to the window that overlooks le canal saint martin where trees grow along the pavement and provide shade to couples who sit on benches and watch the water flow. “Paris is beautiful.” He states with a smirk.
She rolls her eyes, “It’s famous for that.”
He cocks his head, “So are you.”
She sighs loudly and lays the book down against her lap. “Are you flirting with me?” She asks carefully.
He shrugs, “You’re pretty, we’re in Paris, might as well make the most of a bad situation.” he crosses his arms.
She shakes her head, “Your job is to protect me, not take me out.”
He sighs loudly, a grunt emitting from his throat, “Buzzkill.”
She stares at him a little longer, “You’re so unprofessional, there is no way you can protect me more than I can myself.”
“Wanna bet?” He replies without a beat.
“Do I get to go back to reading if I agree?” she says tiredly, rubbing her eyes.
He nods, “Pinky promise.”
She smirks slightly, “What’s the bet?”
He points to her, “You get a point every time you don’t need me, I get a point every time you do.”
She smiles, “You’re on.”
They’re sitting in a red leather booth by the window. The floor is tiled black and white and there’s a rainbow coloured juke box in a corner where a Beatles song is playing over the speakers. She’s scarfing down a burger and the fluorescent lighting from the diner stings her eyes, it’s a contrast from the darkness outside. Jaehyun sits opposition her with his arms crossed to match the boredom on his face.
she glances at him, “Don’t look so glum.” she giggles with a childlike grin.
“You’re drunk.” he points out.
She giggles again, slurping from her milkshake and crossing a leg over the other. She’s wearing his jacket because she didn’t have one of her own and the velvet dress was too thin to keep any heat in. “You’re a buzzkill.” she retorts.
He purses his lips, “You’re an idiot.”
“I’m a princess.” She reminds, wagging her finger back and forth.
He rolls his eyes, “You snuck out and went clubbing.”
She shrugs, “I like the music.” But her lip lifts into a smirk and he knows she’s still sober enough to be herself.
“You can’t ditch your security.” He repeats for what feels like the hundredth time.
She shakes her head, “I think you’ll find that I can, and I did.”
“It’s dangerous.” He enunciates, leaning forward.
She scoffs and waves him off, “The only dangerous thing about tonight is the blister on my foot.”
“Or-” he Interrupts, snatching her milkshake and taking a gulp, “The guy who followed you to the club, the one who nearly slipped something into your drink and the one who tried to hit on you.”
She frowns, “You’re the one who followed me to the club, you’re saying I was in danger of you?”
He pauses, narrowing his eyes, “You knew?” He asks.
She breathes a laugh, “Of course I knew, and what was wrong with the guy who tried to hit on me?” she adds absentmindedly, finally finishing off her burger.
He raises an eyebrow, “Really?” She just stares so he sighs and points to his wrist, “Gang tat on his arm.”
“Oh, a bad boy.” She giggled again, her cheeks flushed from the alcohol.
“A very bad boy.” He reminds.
She smiles like he’s the funniest guy on earth and he tries his best not to stare too long because she really is very beautiful. She picks up the menu again, scanning through the options, glancing at him every few seconds. She hesitates, opens her mouth a few times but doesn’t say anything.
She folds the menu and puts it down, “I have another theory.” She states.
He narrows his eyes, “Alright.” He nods.
She licks her lips and crosses her arms “You’re running away from something.”
He cocks his head and she thinks she’s getting somewhere, “Continue.”
She shrugs, “That’s all I’ve got. Maybe you fucked up, hurt someone or got hurt- I’ve seen the scar on your hip.”
His arms instinctively tighten together and he wrinkles his nose, “You been checking me out?” He smirks, trying to deflect.
She shrugs again, “I like the view.”
“Now princess, are you flirting with me?” he questions, leaning forward in his seat and pressing his forearms into the table.
He’s got this smile on his face like he knows what she’s going to say. She smiles back, like they’re drunk idiots at 4am eating junk food somewhere in the middle of new York. She wipes her lip with her thumb and rest her elbows on the table, her head resting in her hands. They’re close enough that she’s pretty sure he can heart her heart slamming against her rib cage, “You’re beautiful.” She murmurs.
He cocks his head, his hand reaching out and pushing the hair away from her face. He tucks it behind her ear and she sighs, closing her eyes, “You’re drunk.” He says sadly.
She giggles, only making everything crash down around them much faster, “‘Yes I’m drunk, and you’re beautiful. And tomorrow I’ll be sober-’”
“‘And you’ll still be beautiful.’” he finishes. He sighs, letting his hand drop, “Its late princess, let’s get you home.”
She smiles again when she sees his cheeks flushed red and as he leads her out of the diner, his hand is on the small of her back, trying to keep her steady. He tries his best not to touch her for too long in case he kisses her but he helps her climb into the car and she holds onto his hand a little too tight like she doesn’t want to let go of him.
She’s panting, sweat dripping down her forehead and her shirt clings to her body. She takes a swig of her water bottle and wipes her cheek, trying to cool herself down. She looks over the cliff, staring down into what seems like the abyss and smiles. She’s trekked all this distance, wading through the dirt and gravel and the grass that scratches her ankles while the sun beat down on her skin.
“I didn’t take you for a hiking person.” Jaehyun huffs out.
She chugs a gulp of water and wipes her mouth with the back of her hand, “I wanted to try something new.”
He shakes his head and clicks his tongue, knowing full well she did it to get some space and, and sighs, “Right.”
“Anyway-” She shrugs, stepping over a rock, “This is fun.”
“Oh yeah, 1000° of fun.” he mocks sarcastically, wiping his forehead.
She scoffs, “I didn’t take you for a whiner.” She mutters.
He smirks, “Sexually or just in general?”
“You’re hilarious.” She says breathlessly, placing her hands on her hips as she stands straight, trying to get some air into her lungs. He keeps walking as she looks at the distant view of the city.
“You need to stop princess?” Jaehyun calls from ahead.
She swallows, looking up at him and shakes her head with a grin, “Not a chance.” She assures, jogging to catch up with him.
He’s not in his suit for once. They’re both in workout gear, trainers and T-shirts and sweat all over their bodies but they’re both smiling at each other as they continue to hike up the sandy hill. “I have a question.” he breathes heavily.
She keeps walking, “Okay.”
He takes a gulp of water, “Why are you off gallivanting the world with no specific purpose?”
“I have a purpose.” She points out nonchalantly.
“Care to share?” he asks curiously.
She shrugs, “I want to gallivant the world.”
He nods, “That’s a good argument.” He points out, almost impressed.
But he’s got this tone to his voice that makes her eyes narrow, “But you don’t believe me.” She states, wiping the sweat from her forehead again.
He smirks, “I don’t even think you believe you.”
She shrugs and keeps walking, “Okay, what do you think my purpose for doing all of this is?” she asks tiredly.
He follows after her, still sweating from everywhere, “I have one theory.” He states.
“Only one?” She replies, raising an eyebrow.
He sighs disappointingly, “Yes sorry, only one.”
She smiles softly, “Let’s hear it.” She orders.
He stops, taking a deep breath and placing his hands on his hips. He pants through his words and she stops next to him. “I think you’re running away from something.”
He waits for a reaction that never comes, she just keeps panting, stays silent and tries to regain her breath. She swallows, hands on her knees and shakes her head, “Aren’t we all?” She responds, standing upright and staring at him. “And that’s not a very original theory, I seem to remember using it myself.” She reminds.
He cocks his head, “And now you’re deflecting.”
She smirks, “Well aren’t you a smart one.” She says sarcastically with no tone of anger in her voice which tells him she’s not upset he’s starting to figure her out, maybe because she doesn’t think he’ll get very far.
“I think you don’t want to be queen, or princess even.” He adds, “I think this is your way of experiencing life outside of that.”
She almost rolls her eyes, “A child could have diagnosed that.” she starts to walk up the hill again, lugging her body up the steep slope.
He raises an eyebrow, “Diagnosed?” He calls after her.
“Yeah” she calls back, “It’s called the grass is always greener on the other side or um… wanting what you can’t have?” but there’s a hint of bitterness to her voice and he knows she’s annoyed.
“And what you want is a normal life.” He states.
She narrows her eyes and stops walking, her hands on her hips. She takes a deep breath and sighs. She hesitates telling him, she’s not the kind to complain but she feels like he needs to understand her. She swallows, “You’ve seen my life; the glitz and glam and everything that goes on behind it. I was never in line for the throne so for a while, I knew what it was like to have none of that. I went to school, I was a bartender i…” She pauses, her eyebrows furrowed like she really needs an honest answer. “I never wanted to be princess, and then suddenly my uncle dies and my mum becomes… I’m thrown into this limelight, I had no choice in that!” She says louder, like she’s getting riled up, “I thought I could get used to it, if I pretend enough it’ll become reality right?” She takes a breath, looking away from him and watching the birds fly over the distant cliffs, “But I know this isn’t where I’m supposed to be.” she mutters.
He cocks his head, “You’re thinking about this the wrong way.” He points out, moving to stand closer to her. “We’re in the 21st century, you can be anything you want. You can be princess and have a job, you can go to school and rule a country. The possibilities are limitless! You could buy your own bar and work for yourself.” He pauses, “People look up to you princess. Show them what you got.”
She smiles softly, feeling uplifted into a new realm of thought. But she doesn’t tell him, only shoves him away with a giggle and takes off running towards the summit of the cliff- “Last one there’s a rotten egg!” she cries behind her.
Jae smiles softly and shakes his head, this girl.
(She beats him, she thinks that deserves a point no matter what)
❝Jump in❞ Sehun told you when you followed him out of the house and into the back garage. Outside the dark sky was already taking over everything, the lampposts outside Mina’s house were slowly switching on and your heart was beating way too fast.
Mr Oh looked heavenly while he sat in his grey 612 Scaglietti, meanwhile you salivated just watching the car. Of course you’ve seen sport cars, but this - this was you sitting inside of it, this was out of anything you dreamed about.
You quickly entered the low car, Sehun already putting the car keys in the engine and turning it on. When you plopped down in the seat a strong smell of cigarettes hit your nostrils.
The smell was unique, it wasn’t only smoke, but there was a hint of male cologne and mint. Probably every time he went to work he put cologne and during the drive he smoked and then, when he ended his cigarette he put a mint chewing gum in his mouth to erase the bitter taste of smoke.
He drove out of the garage and out of his car’s park, straight into the little illuminated street. You never liked the area, even if the house was big, it was placed in a rather lonely place where the only lights came from the street lamps that Mina’s family placed around their mansion.
Sehun flicked his gaze on you for a second, one hand on the steer wheel and the other reached down to the back of his pants. You didn’t pay a lot of attention, relaxing against the seat at his side. The atmosphere was calm and it almost felt as if he wasn’t your best friend’s dad, but just a friend doing you a favour.
❝So,❞ he started, his voice muffled from something. You turned around to look at him, a long stick between his plump lips, smoke burning out of his cigarette.
You would have hated it, you always hated smoke, but the way his teeth were holding that piece of death, that almost looked unreal, it looked as if he was playing with it, as if he was asking it to kill him, if it could.
❝You and Mina are friends?❞
❝Best friends❞ you corrected, turning around and noticing how the smoke was slowly creeping everywhere in the car.
❝Best friends❞ he noted to himself, his right hand took the cigarette out of his mouth, the movement sinuous. ❝So, since you are best friends I guess she talks to you about me❞
You stiffened on your seat, was he caring about his daughter or about himself?
Of course she talked about him, she said how much she hates him and how cold he was to her mother, she said that he was too in love with his work to give love to them.
You shrugged. ❝She doesn’t❞
❝She doesn’t?❞ he asked, his eyes twitched in surprise, for the second time in hours his eyes seemed to know another expression other than cold.
❝Oh, well❞ he composed himself. You reached a hand out to the button which rolled down your window, the smoke choking you.
Sehun cleared his throat from the embarrassment and took his cigarette back in his mouth for a moment, taking a big breath of nicotine. His lips wrapped around the butt of the cigarette with lightness, hugging it slightly, your eyes flicking through the street and his lips.
Finally you arrived inside the city, the neon lights coloring the car and his cigarette finished, the air felt thick and you weren’t quite sure why, you liked Sehun company.
❝Do you study science too?❞ he asked blocking at a traffic light, your voice telling him where to go to find your apartment.
❝I do, but that’s not my master❞ you told him with a shy smile ❝I took history class❞
❝History? So next year you’re probably gonna do the internship in my company❞ he noted to himself, surprise and something else written in his face.
He probably thought you were his daughter age, but you actually were a year older, that meant that this was the year when your internship started, but what left you incredulous was the fact that he said ‘in my company’.
❝What company, sir?❞ you asked standing straight and looking at your side to be able to see the side of his perfect face.
Sehun, or Mr Oh, or whatever you wanted to call him raised his eyebrows and the light turned green, his hands back to the steering wheel. ❝Um I have a company that works on selling historical pieces to museums around Asia❞ he explained with a frown, his eyes stuck on the street.
You noticed how well the red and white lights from outside colored his pale skin, making him look even more mature than he already was, and more handsome.
The white lights telling you that he was ethereal, too high, untouchable, the red lights screaming that he was a man, and as a man he held sex and power and smoke in his bones, he held women with his meat. The color red remembered you that your body craved for him, no matter how old and how related to your best friend he was.
He turned slightly, the pace of the car slowing down and a light smirk tugged on his lips.
❝We’re here❞ and he just captured you while drooling over his features.
Thanking him you quickly got out of his car, you bowed almost three times before going away and into your house. He didn’t leave your car park until he saw you entering the block of flats.
You ran up the stairs and into your little apartment. Entering it you felt at home, you flicked the lights on and breathed in the smell of your perfume and food that you left in the kitchen. Your apartment surely wasn’t as regal as Mina’s house, but this was your home, little, warm, the tv almost always turned on, the woman you lived in front of always talking with her husband and the family next door always laughing or talking about daily topics. It felt nice because you weren’t a person around nothing, like Mina was the majority of time, but you had other human warmth around you.
You took off your shoes and your jacket, throwing your phone on the little sofa and turning on the tv, while a random quiz game was airing you went to the kitchen to light up the fire and start boiling water to cook some noodles.
You mind drifted to Sehun, his face, his body, the way he felt. Around him a big aura of sadness expanded, almost touching you. Looking at his face, feeling his warmth, everything felt as if he was sad, trying not to cry, trying to repress everything that he wanted to say, but still as cold as a piece of ice. Contrary to your ideas, Sehun never left your mind, while eating, while watching the tv, while checking where your pack was, while showering and even when you went to bed.
You plopped into your warm bed and took with you your laptop, now that you knew that he worked with your university for internship and that his company was specialized in historical pieces you felt that everything was in the right place to fuck up your life and gift you Oh Sehun has your new boss for a month.
❝Jesus, be nice to me❞ you begged under your breath. The clock at the side of your laptop signed 12:09 am and people were starting to go out, it was a Friday night so - for who didn’t have to study for tests - that was the perfect day of the week to go out and have fun.
Your neighborhood always had a lot of teenagers around and a lot of couples who liked to spend time together, so it never was silent, but tonight, hovering over their voices, there was the sound of a sport car going side to side. Something in your recognised it as Sehun’s car, but he should’ve been already home, right?
You brushed away the feeling and searched for EXODUS Enterprise on the internet. That was the company you send your request of internship some months ago, when your professor asked you to pick one, there weren’t a lot, just three, but that looked as the nicest. You already checked the company site since it accepted you and you were going to start in less than a month, but now you had a new thing to check: its boss.
You scrolled through the pages for a while, there were news about the salary and news about the new sales, you searched for the most important people who worked there.
A lot of names, a lot of faces, you almost felt safe because that didn’t look like the place the dark-man-Oh-Sehun worked at, until -
There he was, a perfect picture of his cold gaze, his eyebrows deep in his usual frown and his strong body hugged by a black suit. Under his photo there was a little introduction.
Oh Sehun, 34 years old, boss of the EXODUS Enterprise, husband, father and millionaire.
Fuck, not only you had a thing for your best friend’s dad, but even for your new boss. Fuck, fuck, fuck.
this is turning into some sort of fanfic, but i swear it won’t have more than five chaps, so don’t worry, i won’t bore you with this !! + i’m sorry i took so much to post this, i haven’t slept in three days and as soon as i touched the couch i fell asleep, but here it is. let me know what you think about this and what you think will happen in the next part ;)) - velvet
The loud sounds of city traffic pulled you into consciousness, your head was pounding with presumably a hangover headache as you rolled over on the cotton white sheets to check the time on your phone.
Good job Jungkook had given you the day off.
Looking over to the chipped wood dresser your heart fluttered in your chest, before shattering into a thousand pieces again, causing you to gasp for air as you walked towards it. How could a single tiny black box have you feeling so horrible? Opening it up your eyes welled up with heartbroken tears, last night you’d told him that you’d think about it, and since then thinking was all you could do. A few months ago Taehyung’s grandmothers ring was all you could ever want, it was the most beautiful piece of jewellery you’d ever seen. But now it was nothing but a reminder of what he’d done, did he think a ring would make you forget about the betrayal you felt?
Suddenly three loud knocks on the front door startled you, thinking quickly you shoved the ring box into a drawer before answering the door. Belle was always forgetting something on her way out to work.
“What did you leave this time?” You snorted as you opened the door, shock enveloping your entire body when you caught a glimpse of the man in front of you.
“Which rooms yours?” Jungkook asked, his naked biceps tightening and hardening as he picked up an impossible number of boxes from the floor.
Nothing is ever easy with him, but this time he really crossed the line. If The Joker doesn’t care about anything at all, what is the point of you two being together? Unless…maybe he gives a damn about at least one thing.
You always drive back to Gotham on
lonely, deserted roads, trying to avoid traffic as much as possible.
“J, we’re close to our cabin, we
should stop and spend the night; just me and you, yes?” you smile, attempting to
be cheerful and lightening up the mood.
“I don’t feel like it!” he bitterly
replies, keeping his eyes on the road.
“We’re almost at the turn we have to
take to get there. Come on… please?”
“NO! I told you I don’t feel like
it!” he snarls, clenching his fingers on the steering wheel. You place your
hand on his thigh, caressing it with your thumb:
“Baby, it’s not my fault the meeting
didn’t go well.”
He pushes your hand away, still
fuming. You look outside the window and take a deep breath, watching the sun
going down behind the trees.
“J, come on, don’t be like this…You
know I love you,” you tilt your head towards him, hoping he will change his
“Right!!” he scoffs with a sour
expression on his face.
“What is that supposed to mean?” you
ask, getting restless.
“It means whatever you want it to
mean!” the Joker snaps, quickly glancing your way.“You don’t love me, nobody
does!” he hisses, being in such a foul mood he can barely concentrate on
“Yeah…I wonder why…” you mutter but
he heard you and it makes him even more enraged. You start massaging your
temples; you really don’t need this after all the stuff that happened lately.
“J…why did we get married?” you ask,
closing your eyes, thinking how much you wish your lives were different.
“Because we’re idiots, Y/N, that’s
why!” he angrily raises his voice, accelerating. “Thank God you had the miscarriage three months ago because the kid
would have probably had your attitude. I don’t think I could handle two of
He hears you sniffle and your voice
breaks down when you address him:
“Why…why do you say such cruel
things?” and you start sobbing, deeply hurt by his words. “Stop the car…” you
manage to speak through tears. “Stop the car!!!!” you suddenly hit the window
with your first and he slams the breaks, unnerved.
You get out fast, taking your wedding
ring off and tossing it in his lap:
“Here, consider yourself divorced!” you
slam the door, frantically wiping your tears. He just grunts, annoyed and
screams back at you:
“Fine! I don’t need you anyway!”
“I don’t need you either!” you yell,
whimpering, feeling so miserable you can’t wait for him to go away.
“I hope you die in these woods!” The
Joker growls, taking off in a frenzy, aggravated.
“I won’t give you the satisfaction!”
you shout, crossing your arms on your tummy, watching him disappear in the
distance. You turn around and start walking back towards the hidden unpaved,
unmarked road that leads to your cabin. It should be about 10-15 minutes away
by foot. You recently passed the spot by car so it shouldn’t be too far. Add
about 2 more hours of walking until you reach the destination and you should be
there before it gets really dark.
You walk rather slow, deep in
thought; being outdoors does make you feel a little bit better. It takes you
more than 2 hours, but you are finally at the hideout. You go inside and turn
the lights on, looking through your supplies to see what you could munch on.
You decide to make a tea and wrap yourself in a blanket, then head out
to the porch so you can enjoy the silence you crave so badly.
You have your little backpack with
you and search inside until you find the ultrasound picture you kept from when
it was confirmed you were pregnant. Your eyes get teary again and you kiss the
small image, talking to yourself:
“He only wishes you would have been like me…” you sadly smile and your grieving
is interrupted by the sound of tires approaching.
Oh, no, what is he doing here? you panic, covering your head with the hoodie in a failed effort
to calm down.
He gets out of the car and slams the
door as hard as he can, staring you down.
“W-what are you doing here?” you
inquire, shriveling down under your fluffy cover. J walks the stairs up to the
porch, barking your way:
“I wanted to see if you died on your
way here this way I can bury you. It would have given me great pleasure.”
“I’m not sorry to disappoint,” you sneer, still holding the little
picture to your chest.
“What’s that?” The Joker points
towards it, even if he already has an idea.
“Nothing you care about…”, you chew
on your words, making an extra effort to keep your composure as you return your
treasure to the backpack.
He takes a seat on the bench that’s
the furthest from you, legs up on the railing, trying to light up a cigarette when
you unexpectedly rush to yank it out of his hand and toss it to the ground,
stepping on it:
“You quit two years ago!”
“Give it a rest before you make me
mad!” J growls, taking out the full pack of cigarettes but you snatch it from
him, breaking and tearing it to pieces, frustrated about everything and taking
it on his nasty habit.
He takes a deep breath, trying not to
lose his temper and warns you:
“Stop your shit, Y/N, you’re pissing
You don’t even care and continue:
“Go back to Gotham, I want to be
alone! I don’t want you here, go away!” you shriek through your clenched teeth,
heading back inside, trying not to cry.
“I don’t care about what you want;
this is my hideout too!” you hear him grumble and don’t care for the rest since you
step inside the bathroom, closing the door. You are so ready for a shower and a
bit of sleep to calm down the tension you feel in every muscle of your body.
15 minutes into it and J parts the
curtain to the side, making you jump since you didn’t hear him sneak in.
“Make room, I want to take a shower
too,” he commands, getting inside.
“Go take a shower in the other
bathroom!” you plead, irritated he’s so inconsiderate.
“I like this one better!” he kind of
shoves you to the side, getting under the warm water.
“Fine, you can have it!” you give up,
grabbing your towel and step outside when he tries to snatch you.
“Where are you going? I wanna wash
your hair!” he angrily yells after you, unhappy you’re defiant…again.
“I already washed it myself!” you
slam the door and J continues his tirade, tossing shampoo and body wash bottles
around the bathtub in his tantrum.
I just need some peace and quiet, why can’t I have that? you think while resting your back against
the door for a few seconds, sensing your anxiety is going to reach new
The Joker took his time in there but
now he’s finally done. He searches for you inside the cabin but you are not
there. He peeks out of the window and notices you are dozing off on the couch to
the left side of the porch, covered in blankets. Perfect time to rant some more, you are definitely going to hear about
how much you annoyed him today!
But when he sees you are in a deep
sleep, something stops him. The corner of the ultrasound picture sticks out a
bit from under your pillow and he slowly pulls it out, glaring at it for a few
good minutes before putting it back with a remorseful sigh. He takes a deep
breath and grabs more blankets from the pile on the table and covers you
with them, keeping just one for himself. J also brings the gun from the car and seats
on the chair next to yours, awake all night because he believes a wild animal
might creep up on you.
When the first rays of sunshine
pierce through the thick fog, he finally loses the battle and closes his eyes,
exhausted. He wakes up three hours later, wrapped in a dozen blankets, not feeling
the cold he braved last night anymore; it gets so chilly in these woods after
He finds breakfast and hot coffee
inside but you are gone again. Probably
hiking at your favorite spot, J assumes, munching on a few goodies from his
plate. You’ve been away for a while and he decides to search for you, he
doesn’t even know why. You aren’t too far, just about a mile away behind the
cabin, legs crossed in the grass, reading a magazine under your umbrella and
enjoying the warm temperature. You hear him approach and you don’t lift your
eyes up. He doesn’t say a word and just imitates your position a few steps away
“What are you doing?” you coldly
question him, not thrilled of his presence.
“Nothing,” The Joker barely bothers
You exhale, turning the page and fighting
not to pay attention to his nonsense:
“You can’t stay in the sun, you know
you burn easily,” you grunt, indirectly inviting him to get lost.
“So? Why do you care? Mind your own
business!” and he lets himself go on his back, enjoying the hot sun.
“You’ll burn badly, go in the
shadow,” J distinguishes your low voice urging him to move.
He ignores your warning and after a
few more moments he opens his eyes to see your umbrella by his head, shielding
half of his body from the sun and you walking away.
She’s so obnoxious, I really hate her, is the
last thought he has before closing his eyes again and falling asleep shortly
after since he’s so tired.
You are nowhere to be found. The
Joker searched the cabin and around it but you vanished.
Good, maybe she fell from a cliff and my problems are done, he maliciously grins, relieved and
hoping for his wish to come true, but after a few seconds the evil smile
freezes on his lips as he notices your backpack is gone. And the small post-it
on the fridge he didn’t see before makes him cringe:
“I’m going back to Gotham.”
Crazy woman, walking alone in the woods, J growls, taking the car keys out of his pocket and heading
You discern the sound of the engine
getting closer and closer and quicken your pace, not understanding why you
can’t have a moment to yourself when you are very entitled to it. He passes you
by and turns the car sideways, slamming on the breaks, gets out of the car and
awaits your arrival, his blue eyes so dark it would make you hesitate on your
Yet you avoid looking at him and
attempt to go around when he rolls his eyes, fed up with your behavior and
stomps towards you, lifting you up and slamming you on the hood, making you
seat there against your will while you struggle to get down. J is blocking your
way, not budging when you struggle to escape.
“Where are you going, hm? Are you
really trying to get on my nerves?” he pins your hands behind your back,
watching tears of frustrations forming in your eyes but you are too strong to
let him win and swallow your vexation, finally looking at him.
“I’m walking back to Gotham,” you
mutter, defying his blue gaze.
“It’s a long walk, Doll,” he pushes
you up on the hood even more, making sure you can’t move.
“Why do you care? You don’t care about anything, not
even…about…” and you can’t control
yourself anymore and start sobbing, thinking about the mean things he said to
you yesterday that hurt you so much. J knows exactly what you are referring to
and sucks on his cheeks, gulping, finally speaking up on the subject:
“I did care about that…”
You shake your head in denial,
whimpering, dismissing his words so he repeats:
“I did care about that.”
“N-no you d-didn’t,” you cry harder
and The Joker sets your hands free, backing out just a bit so you can slide
down towards him.
“I did, I cared about that,” he insists, rolling up the sleeve on his left arm to
point out the huge “ELLIS” tattoo on his forearm. “Why do you think I got the
name on my skin and didn’t remove it? I will always keep it, do you hear me? I did care…” his voice breaks a bit and
wipes your tears, lifting your chin up, forcing you to look at him again.
Ellis is the name you two picked for the baby when you found out you were
pregnant, fit for a boy or a girl. You were so excited and over the moon you
didn’t have patience to wait any longer. But it wasn’t meant to be…
Since you can’t stop crying and he
grows impatient, J yanks you in his arms, hugging you while you want to push
“I did care…” he continues to whisper
in your ear over and over again until he feels your body relaxing and your arms
go around his waist, hugging him back really tight. Since you still won’t stop
crying, he caresses your hair, tightening his grip on you too. He senses tears
menacing to roll down his cheeks but he brushes the awkward feeling away,
because it’s not like him to show any weakness. Instead, he chooses to be The
Joker and he has to admit to himself it really takes a lot of effort this time
“…Say, Princess, are we still
“U-hum,” you manage to squeal,
sobbing on his chest.
“That’s too bad, I was hoping to get
some tonight,” and he kind of sadly smiles when you pinch his side.” Since I’m
here and you’re here, can we at least have an affair?”
“Stop your stupid jokes,” you scold
him, sniffling. He kisses your temple and helps you down, regaining his
posture, but still holds your hand.
He seems surprised when you push
yourself against his body and make him pay attention to what you have to say:
“You can lash out at me, but…” and
your voice shakes ”…you can’t say anything mean about our poor baby, do you
hear me?” There is so much pain and grief in your voice that he has no choice
but to nod yes.
“Don’t ever say anything mean about Ellis…
promise?” and you cup his face, waiting for the answer.
“I promise,” he agrees so fast he
“Good then, now you are allowed to
drive me back to Gotham,” you announce and take your backpack off,
going around the car to get in on the passenger’s side. “Did you lock the
“I did,” J reports and can’t help
bickering as he starts to drive away:
to drive you back, Pumpkin?! Like it’s what, a privilege??!!”
“Damn right it is!” you raise your
voice and look out the window, ignoring the outburst.
“Pffttt, lucky me…” he grumbles but
takes your hand and kisses it. You don’t object and scoot over towards him,
silently leaning your head on his shoulder.
“Hey, Kitten, are we still divorced?
Or do you want your ring back? I have it in my jacket.”
“I guess you’re allowed to give it
back to me when we get home,” you decide with an indifferent tone.
to give it back??! Like it’s what, a privilege??!” he mocks, taking the
turn towards the main road.
“Damn right it is!” you elbow him and
he frowns, aggravated:
“Pffttt, lucky me…”
“You are lucky!” you cut him off,
lifting your eyebrows with an attitude.
“Maybe just a little bit…” he admits and
it makes you smirk, clenching to his arm even more.
Can you write a fic where Betty is sick and Jughead takes care of her or vise-versa?
Yes I LOVE this prompt!
Jughead Gets The Flu
“Hey, have you seen Jughead yet today?” Betty asked. She was standing at Archie’s locker, scuffing her shoe gently against the floor, worried.
“Yeah, sorry Betty, he asked me to tell you. He’s still sick. F.P. and my dad are working at a site a few hours away and they’re staying there for the week. Jughead’s sleeping at the trailer park so he doesn’t get me sick.”
“He’s still sick?!” Betty asked, worry crossing her face. “What’s that, like, four days now?”
Archie nodded, placing some notebooks back in his locker.
“Alright, thanks, Arch.” Betty gave him an unconvincing smile, strolling back toward her own locker.
She spun the dial quickly, grabbing her backpack and placed a couple notebooks inside. She had gym next, then study period. She could afford to miss those.
She shut her locker, throwing her backpack over her shoulder, gripping the strap.
She rushed out of school, jogging down the sidewalk, thankful that nobody called out to her to question her.
She walked to Pop’s, ordering a chicken noodle soup and a peppermint tea to go.
Pop filled her order quickly, only one other patron there at such an awkward time in the day.
Next, she stopped at the pharmacy, grabbing tissues, throat lozenges, cough medicine, cold pills (day time and night time, just in case), Echinacea, hand sanitizer and a large bottle of water.
She stuffed the pharmacy bag into her backpack and walked the distance to Jughead’s trailer.
She knocked gently and waited, then knocked again after a few moments had gone by. She heard shuffling inside the trailer, then the door swung open.
“Oh, Bets. It’s you.” A slow smile spread across Jughead’s face. He looked sick, that was for sure.
His hat was missing, his hair unruly, sticking up in all directions. A few pieces stuck to his forehead.
His eyes were rimmed with hard purple bags, his nose bright pink at the tip. He had a blanket swung across his shoulders. He was smiling goofily at her.
“Come into my humble abode.” He sniffled.
“Thanks, Juggie,” She smiled despite herself.
Jughead sat on the couch, making room for Betty at one end. He extended his legs, stretching but leaving them on the ground. He rested his head against the arm rest.
“I brought you soup.” Betty smiled, placing the soup and the tea on the coffee table in front of them.
“You did!” He exclaimed, trying to sit up. He lost his balance, swaying towards the ground.
He caught himself as Betty reached out her hand.
“Jughead, oh my God, are you okay?” She placed one hand on his shoulder, the other hand brushed his bangs back and rested on his forehead, checking his temperature. “Jug, you’re burning up.”
Jughead took a deep breath. “I don’t feel good, Bets.”
“Are you going to throw up?”
Jughead shook his head. “No, it’s not that… just, too hot.”
“Okay, okay.” Betty grabbed the blanket Jughead had around him, tossing it to the floor.
She knelt on the floor next to him, taking his legs and swinging them onto the couch. “Here, babe, take this off.” Had she just called him babe? Maybe he wouldn’t remember.
Jughead did as she said, gripping the bottom of his tshirt and pulling it off as best he could while laying down.
Betty touched Jughead’s chest, feeling how hot and clammy it was beneath her hand. “Okay, Jug, they say you need to break fevers with more heat, don’t they? Shit, I’m sorry, I’m not very good at this.”
He didn’t answer, just kept breathing.
Betty grabbed her backpack from the floor and took out her pharmacy bag. She took out all the items, placing the on the coffee table, the grabbed the bottle of water. It was still cold.
“Here, take this.” Betty said, placing the water in his hand. “I’ll be right back, okay?”
She got up, walking to the kitchen. She was looking for paper towel, but she couldn’t see any.
She walked around the trailer, looking for the bathroom. She found it and spotted a facecloth hanging by the sink.
She ran the faucet, making the water as cold as possible, then soaked the facecloth.
She rushed back to where Jughead was lying down, and placed the facecloth against his forehead. While she was gone he must’ve had a couple sips of water, because it was half gone.
He audibly sighed when she placed the cloth against his head. She ran a knuckle softly against his cheek.
“Is that helping, Juggie?” She murmured.
“Yeah. A lot. Thank you.” He whispered.
Betty placed her hand at the edge of the couch. Jughead must’ve felt the weight there. He quickly slipped his hand in hers, squeezing.
Betty couldn’t help but smile.
“Jug, I also got you some medicine.”
His eyes popped open.
“Thank God,” He murmured, sitting up once more.
His eyes skimmed the coffee table, grabbing for the Buckleys cough medicine. He cracked the lid and put the bottle to his mouth.
Before Betty could stop him, more than half the bottle was gone. He had chugged it.
“Jughead, what are you doing?”
“I want to feel better.” He shrugged.
“You’re going to be high off that stuff.”
Jughead lied back, resting his head against the arm rest once more. “Guess I shouldn’t tell you that I popped two cold pills before you got here.” He laughed.
“Oh my God, Jug. That’s not good.”
“I’ll be fine.” Jughead whispered.
Betty sat there, not knowing what to say. She was still kneeling next to the couch, her hand back in Jughead’s.
Jughead was lying on the couch shirtless, the cloth on his head. His eyes were closed and his breathing was steady. She thought he had fallen asleep, so she pulled the cloth off of Jughead’s forehead and replaced it with her hand, checking his temperature.
“Betty?” Jughead murmured quietly.
“Mm?” She answered, placing the cold pills directly in front of him.
“Thank you.” He said earnestly.
“For what, Jug?”
“For doing this. Nobody has ever taken care of me when I was sick before.”
Betty had to bite her lip from the tears pricking her eyes. Just the thought of Jughead - how many times do you get sick in your life? - having to battle colds and flu’s by himself was making her emotional. Something so many people don’t think twice about, having someone to take care of them. She had just done what felt natural to her. She wanted to take care of him.
She squeezed his hand. “It’s my pleasure, Juggie. Get some sleep, okay?”
“Will you be here when I wake up?”
“Sure, Juggie. I won’t leave.”
She saw a smile spread across his face as he turned onto his side. She released his hand and picked up the soup and tea, placing them in the kitchen.
She put the bottled water, cold pills, lozenges and cough medicine on the coffee table and moved the beer bottles and empty cigarette packs into the kitchen.
After a few minutes, she walked around the trailer, looking for Jughead’s room. There was only one bedroom, she assumed F.P.’s, the bathroom, a small kitchen area and the living room. It dawned on her that F.P. must’ve gotten the trailer after Jellybean and their mom moved away.
She walked back the the couch Jughead was on and saw he was shivering. Jesus, what kind of bug was this?
She covered his body with the blanket and smoothed back his hair.
He opened his eyes at the touch.
“I don’t deserve you.” He didn’t say it in a sad way, nor a happy way. He was overheated and sick and exhausted. He was just being honest.
“You’d do the same for me, Juggie.” She smiled at him.
“How did I get so lucky?” He murmured, closing his eyes.
“I’m the lucky one, Jug.” She brushed his hair back again, his forehead feeling closer to normal.
Bucky x reader Summary When your friendship with Steve ends, you’re sent on an undercover mission with Bucky. WC 1672 Warnings Someone makes an appearance, fighting, swearing AN Thank you to everyone for reading this series. It really means a lot to me, your feedback, comments, likes, hell, the fact that anyone was interested is humbling and amazing. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know. This was supposed to end with the first part but I had so much interest and well, here we are, 12 chapters later.
Thank you. You are appreciated more than you will ever know.
You had just about reached the door when you heard Max’s voice, “Angie? What are you doing in here?”
You froze. Fuck. Turning around, you saw him coming walking down a flight of stairs from the back.
You turned and gave him a smile and turned on the charm. You walked towards him, “I was getting lonely waiting for you so I came to find you.” You reached him and waited for him to make a move, praying he was buying it.
He tilted his head and studied you. “Yeah?”
You pouted and nodded, “Uh huh.”
“The door was locked.”
Your blood froze, “No it wasn’t.”
You could hear Bucky swearing in your earpiece but you couldn’t focus on his words; you had to concentrate on Max.
His eyes darkened and glittered in the light. He took a threatening step towards you and you feigned innocence, “Max? What’s wrong?”
“Meet my family” Those three small words had thrown your mind into a tizzy, their implications huge, knowing how much Tommy valued his family and their privacy. You sat nervously in the back of the car, fussing with the hem of your dress, a light chiffon day dress, perfect for the informal picnic that Ada had no doubt planned for the group. Your mind continued to race, thinking back to the moment he’d said those three words, his crystalline eyes showing a speck of vulnerability, a chink in his armour, the crack in his ever composed exterior. This was it, this was his way of saying I love you without uttering those three impossibly heavy words.
wish ye could come wi’ me,” he breathed into her ear as he nipped her
arched at the sensation of his hot breath in her ear, pushing her hips back
know I wish I could,” she panted back, running her hands over his bicep, and up
to grasp his shoulder.
kissed her like a man beyond thirst. Twisting
behind her she responded like a starving woman, devouring his mouth, pushing
back against him, hard. She reached
between them and took him in her hand, guiding him home. He grabbed a thigh to hitch it up higher over
groaned at the hot, welcoming feeling that was his wife. Claire purred when her husband filled her,
rubbing her in just the right places.
moved slowly, savouring the last moments with Claire before dawn when he’d have
to leave for the International Whisky Competition. Claire loved when he roused her from sleep,
whispering his desire, running his fingers over her sleep warmed flesh, stroking
her to a fever pitch.
moved deeply, taking his time, feeling the weight of her breast in his hand,
the pebble revealing her desire underneath his palm, drawing out the moment
when she would shatter in his arms. Drawing
out the moment for himself when he would feel his heart beat faster, and his body
she moaned his name, he smiled against the back of her shoulder, for there was
nothing sweeter in this world than his name on her satisfied lips. Seconds later he called hers, lost in
held each other until their hearts steadied and both drifted back to sleep.
have ye seen my shaving brush?”
“Which? Uncle Lamb’s?”
Jamie was frantic, looking through drawers and the medicine chest, trying
to pack his shaving kit.
Jamie, who can find anything in this renovation? I can run up the stairs and check the
bathrooms up there?”
bother. Ye’d have to take the fire
escape as they’re working on the kitchen and blocked off the stairs inside.” He
slammed the door under the sink.
when?” Claire said as she popped her head around the door frame.
“Yesterday,” Jamie murmured, preoccupied. “Maybe I left it at Lallybroch.”
He zipped up the bag and placed it into the
suitcase laid out on the bed. “I think
that’s everything I need.”
grabbed her backpack and met Jamie at the door.
She wound her arms around his neck and raised on tiptoes to kiss
him. “I’ll miss you.”
ye, too, Sassenach,” he bumped her nose with his, “but I’m no’ ready to say
goodbye to ye just yet.” He took her
hand, and opened the door. “Come.”
walked out onto the street to a black Range Rover waiting at the curb. An older man, lean and wiry, hopped to
attention when he saw Jamie. He had a black
knit cap pulled low over his head, and the collar of his navy blue pea coat was
turned up against the cold. His gray
beard was trimmed short, and Claire was immediately drawn to the deep smile
lines around his blue eyes.
this is Alec,” Jamie said as he introduced his wife. “He’ll be yer driver this week.”
reached out to shake the man’s hand, somewhat confused. “My driver?
Jamie. I don’t need a driver.”
ye do.” Jamie clapped the smaller man on the shoulder. “Alec is our company driver. Takes us to the airport, picks up clients for
us, takes us to meetings, and such. While I’m
away he’ll take ye to University. More
importantly,” Jamie looked intently at Alec, “he’ll pick ye up from all those
late nights at the library.”
stood up straight and faced her husband. He could see her stubbornness rise. “Jamie, I can drive myself. I can take our car.”
Sassenach,” Jamie chuckled, “because it’s not like ye never fall asleep on the
way home or anything when I pick ye up.”
He raised an eyebrow and opened the car door.
had the good sense to look embarrassed.
“Well. Thank you, I guess. It’s nice to meet you, Alec. But are you sure you want to do this? My schedule is crazy.”
no worries, ma’am,” Alec said in a thick Highland accent.
and Claire climbed into the back of the warmed vehicle. As they drove to the University of Edinburgh,
Jamie lifted their entwined hands and kissed his wife’s ring. “Seriously, Claire, call Alec. Dinna try to
go home by bus or anything.”
studied her husband’s face. There was
something in his eyes that she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Seriousness, yes. Longing, yes, because he wished she could
travel to Chicago with him for the competition.
But something else. It looked
like worry, but on a deeper level. There
was something darker in his eyes that gave her pause.
He needed her promise. So she gave it.
promise, Jamie. I’ll call Alec.”
eyes flashed briefly, then he nodded his head.
“Good. Give me yer phone,
Sassenach, and I’ll put in his number.”
Claire off outside her building, Jamie stepped out of the car and let her
out. He wrapped her up in a bear hug,
and lifting her off her feet, planted a firm kiss on her lips. Forgetting themselves, their kisses became a bit more fevered until catcalls, and whistles brought them back to their
surroundings. Jamie let her slide down his body and
whispered, “Call ye every chance I get.”
of the time difference.” She placed a
hand against his cheek, “Come back to me, James Fraser.”
as I can,” he said, and kissed her lingeringly on her forehead.
He climbed back in the car and watched Claire walk quickly into the old stone building. Damn, he’d miss that fine arse. Alec pulled away from the curb and looked at Jamie in the rear view mirror.
“I trust ye, man.” Jamie said, looking back at him through the glass. “Ye ken what to
Alec assured the young man. “Yer Da was
a good man, and a friend of mine. Ye’ve
shown me a world of kindness, as well. I’ll
take care of her.”
nodded, knowing that the older man understood what was expected of him this
week. When they got to the airport, they shook hands, and grabbing his luggage, Jamie walked
watched him go marveling at how much like Brian he was. Same strong walk, and the same straight set
of his shoulders. He smiled at the
memory and climbed back into the Rover.
How badly he wanted a cigarette right now, but he would never
succumb. He owed it to Brian. They had gone to school together and were
good friends. Then, Alec spent some time
in the military while Brian went off to Uni.
When they crossed paths again years later in a pub, Alec was an
alcoholic chain-smoker crying over a recent cancer diagnosis. Brian had him sobered up in rehab, and gave
him a job at the Distillery as a driver.
irony. An alcoholic working for a whisky
actions gave him back his life. Cancer
in remission. Sober, and
non-smoker. It didn’t help his already
broken marriage, but it did give him his self-respect, and that meant everything. When Brian died he was sure that would be the
end of his job. He approached Jenny and
Jamie, literally with his hat in his hand.
Jenny had showed him into her office and wandered over to her sideboard,
littered with whisky tumblers and decanters, and various refreshments.
poured three cups of coffee, God love her.
His heart melted.
and Jamie had been talking, she explained, handing him a steaming hot mug. They’d decided she and Ian should move to
Lallybroch, now that Brian was gone. She
was pregnant and their growing family would need the space. The commute would be a long one, so Alec
would be needed to drive her and Ian to work from Lallybroch, every day. As well, his current duties as driver would
remain. There was a small cottage in Broch
Mordha that he could have, so that he’d be close to Lallybroch for the daily
commute. Then, Jamie handed him an
envelope containing his new salary. He had
to draw on all of his military training to not cry at the figure on the
page. He stood, shook hands, thanked
them for the coffee and stepped out into the hallway.
that point he allowed himself a good cry, for the loss of his friend and in
gratitude for his children. Jamie
stepped out ten minutes later and handed him a set of keys. He left him alone to find the Range Rover in
the lot. It was all too much. From that day forward ‘Old Alec’, as the Murray
kids called him, became protector of Brian’s family.
family that now included Claire.
checked her phone thinking she’d calculate what time it was for Jamie. Jesus
H! 11:45! She needed to get home and get some rest
before her 8:00 class tomorrow morning.
quickly texted Alec, then started packing up.
Claire was surprised at how fast her phone pinged in response.
Which door will I find you to pick you
texted back. East door. Thank you, Alec.
pulled the car from its spot on the street and headed towards the library. The rain was steady, but not driving
down. Still, he’d get as close as he
The night was dark as pitch but the streetlights helped. It seemed like she
wasn’t there when he pulled up. No
matter. He punched the
button to start the hazard lights and waited for a glimpse of her before jumping out to get the door.
bolted down the stairs. She felt good
about how much work she’d gotten done, but she also felt guilty for keeping
Alec up so late. She wondered what Jenny
was doing for a ride this week. If Alec
was driving her, he couldn’t be driving Jenny.
her preoccupation she took the wrong hallway to the door. Turning quickly to correct her mistake she
bumped into a solid wall of flesh.
“Umpf!” She staggered back, clutching her bag. “Robert!”
Horrocks bent down to pick up the book he
dropped in the collision.
“Sorry. I didn’t see you.” She took a moment to step around him, but he
stood up and filled the narrow hallway. She
stopped, unsure of what was happening for the moment.
fine,” he said, in his charming Irish lilt.
“I saw you moving like a bat outta hell, and I wondered if you were all
relaxed. Of course. That made sense.
going the wrong way.” She made a motion toward her head. “Tired.”
She stepped forward again, and this time he let her pass.
The foyer was well lit and made it hard to see into the darkness. Everything was reflected back at her in the glass, especially Robert, still behind her. However, she could make out the blinking red hazard lights and knew that would be her ride.
“Night!” she said, throwing the words casually over her shoulder.
Just before she opened the door he grabbed her upper
raining, Claire. Let me get my umbrella.” He was standing entirely too close. She looked up into his blue eyes. A very different blue from Jamie’s, she thought. Icy blue.
Not the usual warm, ocean blue of her husband’s. She shivered, and she wasn’t sure why.
be fine. My car’s right there.” Hitching
her knapsack higher on her shoulder, she bent her head and stepped into the
held the door open as he watched her jog to the car.
when it hit him.
wasn’t sure what, exactly. But he couldn’t
breathe for the weight across his windpipe, and the force pressing his face into
the side of the wall, away from the door.
He was trying to get his feet under him from being knocked off balance
but he couldn’t manage. Stars swam
before his eyes.
oh my god I have no excuse?? this is the first fic I’ve posted in months and its not even good!! I was considering not posting it at all but idkit took so long I felt like I had to.
remember that AU idea I had where JD and Veronica are dating, and Veronica’s grandparents don’t believe Veronica is really bisexual, so she pretends to be in a poly relationship with JD and Heather Chandler? ya that’s this thing. also there is a tiny hint of chansaw? because I’m always a slut for Heather shamelessly flirting with Veronica, especially in front of JD lmao. I hope it entertains u!
SUMMARY:Kim Namjoon, a world renowned bestselling author, has come down with the worst case of writer’s block. In an attempt to seek out a newfound inspiration and muse, he comes across you – an aspiring writer.
GENRE/WARNINGS:Author!Namjoon, College!AU; full of nothing but fluff, smut, and a hint of angst.
A/N:This is filth, I’m trash, goodnight. (Also this is dedicated to Lauren aka @fromthe-seoul who encouraged me to write this <3)
A/N: Look at me, uploading a chapter at a reasonable time! I hope y'all enjoy this trash 😙😙💕
“A lie that is a half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” ~ Alfred Tennyworth
“Sometimes our balance has to be upset and our course reset in order to help us navigate to our final destination. This is my final destination and where I was meant to be.” ~ Ella Dominguez
“Oh, Sir, don’t you know that on the edge of fear is where trust grows?” ~ Ella Dominguez
You and Dwight stood there in silence, looking at eachother, both of you trying to process what happens next. You placed your fingers at the bridge of your nose, pinching it, trying to bring yourself back to reality. You leaned back against the wall.
“We’re you serious, or just saying something to get off the hook?” You asked.
“Like I said, I have an idea.” He said, taking a step forward, “Meet me outback near the trucks in 20 minutes.”
You nodded and headed down the hallway with him before splitting up. You walked back into the yard, looking around for any sign of Negan, mainly to avoid him. You didn’t understand why he was putting half of the blame on you, and the more you thought about it, the angrier you became. You walked inside the cafeteria, still needing to check on your workers, you spotted David talking to Brian behind the counter. David turned his head seeing you walking over to them, you motioned for Brian to leave as he turned towards you.
“How’d it go?” David asked non-chalantly.
“Don’t fucking ask. I’ve gotta leave and help Dwight look for Sherry.” You sighed, glancing into the back of the kitchen, you were thankful to see Katherine and Ben doing their work. That was one less thing to worry about.
Bucky x Reader WC 1206 Warnings: alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, some swearing
Bucky was standing on the other side of the door and by the set of his jaw, he was pissed. When he spoke, his voice was low, “What the hell, Angie?”
You reached out and grabbed his arm, “Brad, calm down. Nothing happened.”
He shrugged your hand off him, “What the hell were you guys doing in there?”
“Nothing! We just had a drink.”
“Yeah,” Max smirked, “She was cold.”
Bucky grabbed you and pulled you so you were standing behind him. “You,” he glowered at Max. “Leave her alone.” He turned to you, “Let’s go.”
He grabbed you by the arm and lead you away in silence.
The ship was beginning to dock and he angrily lead you off. The ride to the villa was tense and silent and when you arrived back at the villa, Bucky got out and slammed the car door shut without waiting for you to exit the car.
You weren’t sure if he was actually mad or just playing a part but you took your time getting out of the car. The driver looked through the rearview mirror and gave you a sad smile. When you got into the villa, you expected to see Bucky in the hallway but he wasn’t there. You heard noise coming from the living room and headed that way.
Bucky was pacing the room. You stood at the door watching him silently when he stopped suddenly, turning to you.
“Did he hurt you?”
You shook your head, no.
“Did he touch you?”
You shook your head again. “Are you… are you actually mad?
He raked a hand through his hair, “No…?” It came out like a question.
“Bucky, stop. Let’s have a drink on the balcony, okay? We can talk about things.”
He nodded, heading towards the glass doors at the other end of the room. You fixed yourself a gin and tonic and poured a glass of scotch for him.
Bucky was sitting on one of the patio loungers, sprawled out, arms behind his head. You handed him his drink. Taking a seat in the other recliner, you took a sip of your drink and made a face. “Ugh. I don’t actually like gin and tonics, you know.”
“Then why do you drink them?”
You swirled the drink the glass and shrugged, “I like the taste of the lime.”
He stared into his drink, “What do you like to drink then?”
Leaning into your seat, you answered automatically, “Cofee. Tea. Hot chocolate. Basically, hot beverages.” You shivered in the chair, feeling the cold since you were still in your dress.
Bucky noticed you shivering and suggested you go in to change into something warmer. As much as you wanted to discuss what had happened, you agreed. No point in freezing again.
You quickly changed into warmer clothes and washed off your makeup which took longer than anticipated. You rummaged through your purse for your cigarettes and lighter knowing it was going to be a long night. Hurrying down, you grabbed a few blankets so you could stay warm while outside.
Bucky wasn’t outside anymore but you heard him coming. You looked up to see him carrying two steaming mugs of coffee.
Smiling broadly, you were at a loss. “Thank you.”
He handed you the mug, “I wasn’t sure how you took it, so I just added milk.”
You inhaled the aroma, the giant mug hiding your face. “When it’s made at home, that’s exactly how I take it. It’s when I’m out I get fancy with my coffee. If I’m spending seven bucks on coffee, I want it to taste like dessert.” You took a sip and hummed. “This is perfect. Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” He reached into his pants pocket and pulled out a pack of cigarettes. Lighting it up, he inhaled.
You gaped at him, “Bucky! I didn’t know you smoked!”
“Yeah,” he nodded. “Since before…”
You held up your own pack, shaking it, “Looks like we have something in common.”
He gave you a small smile, “Guess so.”
You sat there in silence, this time, it was comfortable. It was Bucky who broke the silence. “So? What’d you two talk about?”
You wrapped a blanket around your shoulders, leaning forward in your chair. “I think I underestimated him. He’s more involved that we thought.”
He motioned for you to continue.
“It was a feeling I got. Like, he was trying to impress me or something and he kept alluding to ‘working hard’ but he wouldn’t actually say what he meant by that.” You shuddered, “He invited me there because he said I looked cold.” You looked at Bucky, “He was watching me. And the whole time I was there, my skin prickled. I don’t like him.”
“You need to figure out how far you want this to go.”
“What do you mean?”
He turned to look at you, “How far are you willing to go to get what you need from him? It’s obvious he’s interested in you. My little stunt may have been what we need for him to step it up. But do we continue down this road? Me being the jealous boyfriend? Or do we try a different tactic?”
You made a face, “Shit. I don’t know. Do we have to decide right now?”
He gave you a small smile, “No, not right now, but we should have a plan of action soon enough. I know the estimated time for this mission was weeks but we didn’t anticipate immediate contact with the target or how badly he wants to get in your pants.”
At that moment, Bucky’s phone rang. When he answered it, it went straight to video chat.
“Bucky, what’s the status? Neither you or Y/N have checked in with anyone on our end.” It was Steve.
Bucky looked up at you. You were frozen in your spot. Swallowing hard, you nodded to him.
“Steve. Things are going well. The target made immediate contact with us, well, with Y/N. Seems like he has an interest in her.”
“Make sure she doesn’t get in over her head on this.”
Your blood boiled. Snatching the phone from Bucky’s hand, you snarked, “She can take care of herself just fine, Captain.”
“Y/N, don’t do something you’ll regret.” His tone was condescending.
“Where the hell do you get off telling me what to do? You’re not my superior in this case so you can fuck right off.” You tossed the phone back to Bucky, “I’m going to bed.”
Steve waited for you to walk away then he laughed, “Still got that fiery temper, huh?”
Bucky rolled his eyes, “She’s not wrong, you know. You’re being as asshole.”
“C’mon Buck. I didn’t mean anything by it.”
“Well, we’re not reporting to you on this one. So you don’t need to call and request updates. You can get them from Fury if you’re that damned curious.”
“Okay, okay. Sorry.”
Bucky nodded, tensely. “I’m gonna call it a night, too. It’s been a busy day.”
“Take care of yourself.”
Bucky shut down the call and sat there, staring at the night sky for a while. He was hoping that if enough time had passed, maybe you’d be asleep before he came up to bed.
Sakura remembered staring at the windows of all the luxury boutiques growing up. Marveling at all the sparkling things, at the way they had all sat on pillowed displays. And somehow, in her little girl’s head, the hands and feet that went into those things would become just as beautiful. Even the ones of a little girl with a big forehead and a funny-sounding name.
She didn’t know why she suddenly remembered all this as she stood in front of her club. Twilight Dreams was a stupid name and she didn’t know why they had neon palm trees in the sign. There was nothing remotely tropical about the inside of the club or the hostesses who worked there. As they descended the steps leading into the club, Sai held the door open for her.
“Welcome- oh!“ greeted one of the newer girls.
She almost slipped by telling her to get that fucking menu out of her face. But she had to remember. It was a different face she had to put on for this place. A different person.
She let her face relax. Shoulders back and high.
“Is everyone hard at work making me rich?” she asked. Laughter exploded in the club from the hostesses.
“Oh Mama! That’s all you think about!”
“How was your trip, Mama? It was with your boyfriend, right?” the girls grilled her as she walked through the club. As she bantered with them, she took the opportunity to look over the customers. Most of them seemed to be civilians. That made sense. She had her boys busy looking into so many things at once. She almost felt a little bad for working them so hard.
“Set up my table tonight,” she said.
“Expecting someone, Mama?” asked Moegi, peeking over the back of her booth. Sakura held up her pointer finger to her lips, almost smiling. And though the expression was friendly enough, something in Sakura’s eyes made Moegi turn back around to face her customers. Something secret and strange that she wasn’t supposed to have seen.
Summary: In which Dan likes wearing croptops and shorts, Phil is a punk youtuber who drools over him and Louise wants them to stop pining.
Warnings: smoking, smut, un-betaed?
Word count: 4.8k+ (wtf)
Extra tags: pining, short!pastel!dan, punk!phil, m rated sex i’d say lol
A/N: So, this is my first phanfic and also the first one shot I’ve ever written. I will probably edit this later, but for now I hope all of you enjoy it <3 Also, this is my way to celebrate reaching 1k followers!!
Phil saw him for the first time at a YouTube gathering: the boy with the white skinny jeans, soft lavender sweater and flower crown. Phil knew about him because of Louise. She kept going on about how cute and nice he was; that he was one of the sweetest youtubers she had ever met, and that she wished he had more subscribers because he deserved it.
Request: could I request an imagine where you’re an Ex of tommys and you broke up because you didn’t like how close he was getting to grace, you go to work in sabinis clubs and he sees you and gets annoyed and protective and eventually it has a happy ending?? Sorry it’s very vague but I hope the idea comes across okay 🙈
The Eden - Tommy Shelby
“You’re late.” Sabini said.
“Thank you Darby, I hadn’t noticed.” You ignored your boss as you went about changing for the evening.
The more you heard Grace’s name come up in conversation the more suspicious you became. At first she was just the plain looking barmaid with unfashionable hair. She didn’t seem to be any threat to you. But then Tommy was including her in plans for Campbell and Kimber despite your warning that she couldn’t be trusted. Polly had been right when she told you that men only thought with their dicks. Grace was perfectly alright girl and she seemed more than eager to open up for Tommy. And since she so desperately wanted your job of keeping the bed warm you gave it to her. He wasn’t worth fighting over if he was going to pretend you didn’t exist whenever she came around.
So you packed. While he was hiding from Campbell god knows where you packed your bags and left Birmingham. You had a sister in London and you moved in with her family until you could find a job and a place. Both came to you hand in hand. You may’ve been done with Tommy Shelby but you weren’t near finished with gangsters. It was in London, not three days after your arrival, that you met Mr. Charles Sabini.
Summary: An alternate ending of Ian and Lip’s fight in 2x07. Mickey finds them going at it and steps in.
Word Count: 1138
Notes: Been writing pretty quickly lately so hopefully I can get another one in today :)
When Grammy Gallagher suggested that Ian and Lip fight out their differences, both boys jumped right on the opportunity. After so long of partaking in a fist fight, a verbal argument, silent treatments, one-sided bursts of fury, and major disagreements, there was absolutely no doubt that something needed to be done. The siblings planned the fight for six o’clock on for the next day— Labor Day, and damn, did it come quick.
The time of the fight has approached, and Lip was late which caused Ian to grow even more pissed off. To take up some time, he took out a cigarette, lit it, and placed it between his lips.
After a few minutes, Ian saw Lip walking towards him— he was coming from the direct of the Jackson household, of course. The redhead dropped his cigarette and stood straight. “You’re late,” Ian spat. “Where the fuck you been?”
Lip scoffed. There was a clear anger that fueled behind his eyes. “Just getting blown by some, uh, ‘pregnant skank,’ as you called her.” He walked closer with a spunk in his step.
Ian snorted a light bit. He couldn’t believe how ridiculous Lip was being about this whole Karen ordeal— making himself look so pathetic over a whore. “Because that’s what she is.”
The last statement is what sent Lip over the edge. When he was close enough, he swung at his younger brother, but Ian dodged it and tackled him down onto the old couch that laid under the El. They rolled around a little bit exchanging a various amounts of punches and kicks. There was no blood yet, but black as blue marks were immediately starting to form after each blow.
Lip got his brother down on his back by forcefully headbutting him. Ian bounced back into the ground, but quickly retrieved his strength. The redhead reached up to grab his older sibling by the neck, and punched him hard in the face, causing Lip to fall back off of him.
Ian scrambled to his feet, and started repeatedly kicking the fallen Lip in the gut. Just as Lip snuck out of the torture and was lunging himself at the younger boy, Ian was pulled out of the way. “What the fuck? Let me after him!” Ian shouted. He didn’t even realized that the person who dragged him away was Mickey.
“Ay, ay, ay, Gallagher,” Mickey swung him around to look him in the face. When Ian saw him, his angered face immediately softened. “You would’ve fucking killed him. Talk this shit out, and if you want him dead, I’ll kill him.”
As Lip sat on the hard ground, he chucked the finger at the Milkovich boy. “Fuck you, Mickey,” he said with blood coming out of his mouth. Those words spiked Ian’s anger once again.
Mickey continued to hold Ian back as he tried to wiggle out of his grip. “I’m sick of living in your shadow!” Ian shouted coldly at Lip.
Lip sarcastically chuckled. “Nobody fucking asked you too,” he shot back in a less loud manner.
Finally Ian quit trying to get out of his secret lover’s tight grip. The redhead had a small cut above his eye, but he wasn’t very mindful of it at the moment— he was more mindful of his brother’s cuts. He frowned a little at the sight, but he knew that they’d go back to normal after this fight.
Once Ian completely calmed down, Mickey turned Ian to look at him. “You cool?” Mickey quirked his eyebrow and waited for a response. Eventually, Ian nodded. “Don’t want me to fucking kill him?” Ian shook his head, and Mickey noticed Lip’s prominent chucked middle finger.
“Get the fuck out of here,” Lip shot at Mickey. His voice was stern and annoyed.
As Mickey rolled his eyes and turned away, Ian shot a glance to his brother. While the Milkovich boy was not looking, Lip nodded at Ian to say it’s fine, go with him.
Ian pushed Mickey forward, and at first Mickey tensed up— forgetting that it was Ian for some reason. Then the redhead started walking away, and Mickey followed.
After a few seconds of walking, Mickey’s curiosity was raised. “The fuck happened?”
“He had it comin’ to him,” Ian shrugged. “Just needed to work some shit out.” He put his hands in his pockets.
Before doing anything, he turned to quick glance at Lip to see if he was watching the two of them. He was biting his lip and rubbing his hand against in neck— a nervous tick.
Noticing how Mickey was checking his back, Ian chuckled. “He doesn’t know, dumbass,” he lied and shook his head. To Ian’s surprise though, as they walked through an empty alleyway, Mickey stopped him and pulled him down to inspect the bleeding gash.
“You’re fine,” Mickey patted his cheek. He then reached to Ian’s back pocket to get the pack of smokes. “But you know, even if that asshole would know about us, I don’t think he’d tell anyone. He’s too chickenshit to piss off a Milkovich,” the Milkovich boy joked. In reality, he knew that whatever type of disagreement the Gallagher brothers were in, they’d do anything to keep each other safe, and in this town, Lip needed to keep his brother closeted if he wanted to protect him. After giving a little chuckle, Mickey threw his arm around the taller boy.
A big bright smile flashed across Ian’s face due to the sudden affection that Mickey was showing. He helped him light one of the cigarettes and took it from his mouth directly after he took a drag. Ian’s smile stayed as Mickey didn’t fight it. “There’s an us?”
The dark haired boy’s eyes widened as he realized what he said. “The fuck you talking about?” He asked with a grin.
“You said, ‘even if that asshole would know about us,’” Ian said. He didn’t try to hide the sudden giddiness that was running through his veins.
Mickey playfully shoved him in the side and gave him a quick wink. His smirk made Ian giggle, and truthfully the sound made Mickey’s heart flutter. He pulled Ian back to his side and wrapped his arm around him. “You know it was kinda hot watch you beat the shit outta Lip like that,” he said as he exhaled some smoke.
Ian giggled and put his arm around Mickey’s shoulders to pull him in for a kiss on the head. He went out on a whim by doing that, but Mickey didn’t shy away from it so it was clear that it was okay. The boys then walked down the alleyway with their arms around each other. They were happy to just enjoy each other’s presence for once, and Ian was just grateful to be standing here with him.
Request: fatimaloveskpop said to kpop-reads: Heyyyyy! Can you write an SF9 Taeyang fic based on the song All of Me by John Legend? I’m so sorry my request is pretty lame but you’re one of my favorite writers on tumblr so it’d be great if you could write this.❤❤❤❤❤
Author’s note: I’m a mess for taeyang and All of me by john legend. It puts me in my feels so hard and i cant help but write angsty shit in my feels so SORRY IF YOU DIDN’T WANT ANGST BUT IT GONNA HAPPEN.
Summary: “I hate you, but fucking love you at the same damn time. You’re making me go insane.”