every year, Ruby Lucas makes a big show giving out the small tulle
packets with the homemade fortune cookies she brought back to Boston
from her Christmas visit to her grandmother. It’s tradition that she
and her bunch of friends each get one to open at midnight on New
every year, she reminds them, “Granny says not to open them before
every year, her girlfriend Mulan jokes, “Wait, those are Chinese,
shouldn’t I be the one giving them to you?”
rolls her eyes, “Don’t be so cliché. It’s getting old.”
Swan frowns suspiciously at the cookie in her hand. “Wait, this is
a trick? There’s some stupid message inside just to…”
be fair, it wouldn’t be the first time. Granny Lucas, at whose house
Emma spent a lot of time in her youth, has tried more than once to
send encouraging messages especially to her. Over the last
years, however, it has become more and more annoying, and Emma
started to feel the pain of every only single among a bunch of
friends who are all happily taken. Endearing as it is that they all
care so much for her, it’s still unnerving when even your youth’s
friend’s grandmother tries to get you to finally find a boyfriend –
or a girlfriend, whatever floats your boat, as Granny put it
Warning: None Summary: Y/n is in the school play and Peter is on the tech crew, that is, until the main lead gets in a bit of an accident and Y/n tries to convince Peter to take his place, since Peter had been the one helping Y/n go over lines for so long Author: Dizzy A/N: You guys, I’m back! I have missed you all! I have been totally swamped with school stuff and personal issues, but now that I’m on summer break, I am back in action! This song is inspired by “GreekTragedy” by the Wombats
“Y/n, slow down, please.” Peter begged as he placed a hand on your shoulder.
“Blaine, he broke his leg after falling off his motorcycle yesterday and we don’t have anyone to play the roll of Oedipus.” You stammered while you tried to finish your make up. “Crap! I’m late for rehearsal!”
“But you’re half ready!” Peter replied.
“Just grab my purse and shove all my make up in it! I’ll do it in the cab. Let me just get my dress on.” You said quickly, not caring to cover yourself as you tore off your shirt and shorts before you put on the sleek white dress you always wore to rehearsals.
You looked back at Peter and were surprised when his eyes met yours while you zipped up your dress. You couldn’t help but feel a blush rise to your cheeks as you tore your eyes away from Peter and you felt his eyes still linger, sending your heart into a turmoil of fast beatings.
“Are you ready?” You asked quietly, pulling your shoes on and heading towards the door.
“I’m ready as I’ll ever be. Bex is gonna be pissed that we’re late though.”
“Who cares? She’s always pissed off about something.”
You laughed, the cheerful sound like a happy tune in Peter’s ears. “You’re right. But, she’s incredibly pissed that we don’t have an Oedipus for our Greek tragedy.”
“Why don’t you guys just get Duke to do it?” Peter asked before hailing a cab.
“Because Duke couldn’t even be a good tree if he tried. Plus, he doesn’t even know the lines and can’t learn them in under a week.” You explained, a bit exasperated as you climbed into the cab, Peter following close behind.
“Don’t you guys have an understudy?”
“We used to, but Lucas dropped out of the production last month. If only we could find someone that knew the lines…” You trailed off as you tapped a finger dramatically against your chin.
“Y/n… don’t you dare ask…”
“Peter,” You started, placing a hand on your friend’s, “will you be a dear and please play Oedipus? You know all the lines since you helped me practice for Jocasta.”
The look you gave Peter, the little puppy eyes you always gave when you wanted something made his stomach turn and his head turn loose. He couldn’t say no to something like that. Could he play Oedipus? Or could he chicken out and play the Spiderman card to duck out of it? It had meant so much to you, and he didn’t have the heart to say no.
That was went a light sting set his skin on fire as you slapped his face lightly, knocking the sense out of him.
“You have two seconds to say yes or no, cause we’re here.”
“I’ll do it.”
You gasped and grinned brightly, a grin that seemed to cause Peter to have an arrhythmia. “You’ll do it?! Oh, darling, you’re the best!”
You quickly threw your arms around him before tumbling out of the cab, dragging Peter behind you. You pushed open the doors to the theater and let out a sigh.
“Sorry I’m late! But, it seems as though I found us a new Oedipus!”
“Seriously, Y/n?!” Bex, your director, exclaimed, approaching you and Peter. “I was gonna be pissed that you were late, but this news cleans the slate. Who’d you find?”
“Peter.” You stated, motioning towards the boy as you released his hand from yours.
Peter took a quick glance down at his now empty hand before looking up at Bex. “I know I’m not the acting type, but I know all the words, if that helps anything.”
“God, kid, you’re a life saver. I honestly could kiss you right now, but for now, that’s Y/n’s job because we are just going over a kissing scene with Oedipus and Jocasta.” Bex explained as both you and Peter turned red. “Don’t just stand there! Let’s get to it!”
As you and Peter made your way to the stage, he gave you a look. “I can’t believe you made me to do this.”
You looked at him innocently, using a matching tone. “What do you mean? I didn’t make you do anything.”
“Oh, don’t play that game with me, Y/n.” Peter stated. “You know your magic eyes got me to do this.”
“Oh, magic eyes you say? I didn’t realize I was that beautiful.” You said jokingly.
“You don’t realize a lot of things.” Peter replied, getting into his position.
You raised a confused brow and opened your mouth to ask what he meant by that when he started to rehearse the scene, inch by inch getting closer before you even realized that his lips were on yours.
The chemistry between you was the first thing that shocked you, not how soft his lips were or how strong his arms were as they wrapped around you. Your character was strong, but your knees had gone weak and your head had gone loose and all the while, Peter was going over how much he hated his part and loved the ecstasy your shared kiss had given him.
Time may had slowed for you, but it went on for the world as you two pulled away, and your crew erupted into heartfelt applause.
“Amazing! Just amazing!” Bex exclaimed. “I’ve never seen any couple of people play the parts with that much emotion as you two just did.
You blushed and nudged Peter, who was too busy coming down from the high that he was on to notice. “Well, Peter and I are glad you liked it. We’re really happy to be part of this production. Right, Peter.”
“You got it.”
“Well, why don’t you two take five, go over some notes while the crew and I set up the next scene?”
“Sure thing, boss.” You smiled before turning to Peter. “So, what’d you think? This acting thing isn’t so bad, now is it?”
“It’s not so bad when I get to kiss the girl of my dreams.” Peter stated before he turned red and stammered. “I-I mean, yeah, acting’s not so bad when I get to share the stage with my friend.”
You gasped quietly before your smile turned into a grin and you let out a laugh. “That was a terrible save, Peter. But, a cute attempt nonetheless.” You took a step towards the boy so that only an inch of space was between your chests. “How about we practice that kiss some more, maybe over dinner?”
this turned so long in the end yikes, but i couldn’t help write angst because im angst trash lmao also im sorry to all jakes out there (requests are open btw!) ^^
Yikes, Yoosung?? in Zen’s house?? with beer???
It can only mean trouble for this drunk little bastard
He was feeling really depressed because he’s been failing at LOLOL, failing at his exams and worst of all, MC was on a date
His chest was hurting so much at the thought of his hopeless crush with another person so he decided to drink his problems away
Zen was really irritated because Yoosung was sobbing and kept saying that his princess was taken away from him and that he will never have a chance with her
But Zen slapped this boi and called MC over saying that he couldn’t handle any more of Yoosung’s whining
She led him back to his apartment, struggling to keep himself on his feet but he felt giddy when he felt MC’s arms wrapped around his waist
MC tucked him to bed and placed a wet rug on his forehead
He caught her hand and started kissing her fingers, kissing her knuckles and she was so red
“Yoosung what are you doing?”
“To reward my love for her hardwork”
His love?? wait he likes her????
“Yoosung what are you talking about”
“You’re so pretty… I know I can’t be the perfect man for you and I cherish your happiness so I really hope this Jake guy you went on a date with treats you well, I love you”
He brushes the hair from your face as he pressed his lips against yours and collapsed
Zen knew going to a club was bad and dangerous but he couldn’t help himself
He was going to play lead in another musical but he had accidentally broken his arm
Zen protested and told the director he was going to be fine but told him that it was going to be too late and that they were going to find a new actor to replace him
He got really depressed and with the added fact that he recently saw MC with another guy laughing like they were on a date had him on the edge all week, that was his breaking point
He drank and smoked and was dancing with the girls at the bar trying to embed in his mind that it was MC he was holding but he just couldn’t imagine
He was never really satisfied and had enough
He was stumbling when he reached MC’s door, knocking on it loudly
“Zen what are you doing out here, it’s late”
When she smells the smoke and alcohol in his mouth she couldn’t help but sigh
Zen leans up against the door frame, puts his hands in his pocket and stares at her
“I’m sorry, but I had to see you atleast once tonight”
She pulled him in and made him sit at his couch telling him that there was no way she was going to let him go home in this state and offered to stay at hers for the night
Zen was really embarassed and while MC was draping a blanket around his body she kissed his forehead and sighed
“I thought we already talked about your drinking and smoking habits”
“I know.. and im ashamed that you get to see me like this, if that Jake dude ever hurts you, come to me I- I’ll be there for you, always. I’m just sorry I can’t be the man for you with all these habits… I love you”
Then he softly kissed her left eye and proceeded to kiss her lips gently before completely passing out on the couch
MC has never been so flustered
They were celebrating yet again another engagement party of Jumin’s father
It was in a hotel venue and Jumin was free to invite a plus one so he decided to bring MC along
But his spirits deflated when MC said she couldn’t go because she had a date
So all night he was distracted and all night he kept subconciously reaching out for wine
He kept checking the messenger and when they were all teasing MC about her date and that she was the first to have a lovelife he couldn’t help bit feel a pinch in his chest
Screw that it felt like there was something impaled at his chest
He can just imagine MC and her date sharing jokes, hugging… kissing
His grip on the glass tightened as it spilled on his thousand dollar suit
Jumin excused himself from the crowd because of his embarassing display and headed straight for the washroom
He collided with someone on the way and was about to scold them when he saw the familiar face and his glare suddenly disappeared into a soft gaze
MC was there and explained that they had a dinner date here and they had just finished.
Jumin wrapped his arms around MC as he inhaled her scent.. her scent. Not a trace of another man, meaning they haven’t displayed those actions and so Jumin was fast to claim them
Trying to place his scent on her trying to mark her as his
Jumin then realized that he must be drunk enough for him to get this bold
“Jumin you smell like spilled wine” She pushed herself off of him
“That’s because it is, darling” He smiled fondly at her, stroking her hair
“I don’t have any spare ones, but i’ll gladly head home so you can tend to me” jumin calm down
“No thanks but i’d see you off to your car atleast”
“Sounds good to me”
She led him to his van and adviced driver kim that he be sent home
“Thank you MC… You’d be a good wife. I hope that he treats you well but remember that I will always hold you dear to my heart. I love you”
He kissed the top of her head as he held her waist
Jaehee had been really stressed about the coffee shop that she owns with MC because she’s been out on a date while Jaehee basically suffers handling extra because of MC’s absence
Not to mention how cranky she has been all day, scaring customers away and often getting orders wrong
She has never been such a wreck until today
She was on the verge of tears as she popped open a bottle of soju and drank away the sorrow of lost customers and broken hearts
Jaehee always had this hopeless crush on MC but seeing her with someone else really broke her
She suddenly started to laugh loudly to herself, her voice echoing through the empty coffee shop
“MC will never like a woman like me, a woman with no elegance, who’s such a stuck up while she’s out there reaching out to people and shining for them”
She was saying all these compliments about MC loudly
And again laughed at how ridiculous the situation is
So she dialed Zen’s number thinking that she could get some release by having to talk to someone about it
“Hey Zen, ugh im sorry to call, im just really stressed right now”
She started to talk about how she was too unfit for MC and afterwards started complimenting her yet again
“I just.. I just love her too much”
“Jaehee have you been drinking?”
She was startled when she heard a sound of a feminine voice instead of a male one though
Oh shit she accidentally called MC
She sighed through the phone
“I’m sorry I didn’t get to help you today.. but look up”
Jaehee did and saw MC through the glass windows smiling, a phone at hands, and two cups of coffee on the other
The stress of previously working from an intelligence agency is greater compared to his current job but there will still be some bad days
And today is one of those days
“You’ve been really cranky lately, what’s gotten into you?” Saeran asked as he rolled his eyes
Seven grunted as he continued to angrily type, muttering the words ‘date’, ‘MC’ and ‘Jake’
Saeran snickered as he opened a tab to a CCTV footage of her so called date
“Stop it, im trying to work”
Seven had enough and closed the footage, allowing him to work more efficiently
After he had done a few assignments and Seran had gone back to his room, instead of chugging down his usual Phd Pepper he opted for the beer Zen once left when he visited
He was getting drunker by the minute and when he heard that someone got through his security system he was alerted
MC was there smiling while holding out the bag of ice cream she had bought
“Hey Seven! I bought you and Saeran Ice cre-”
“Are you stupid MC?!”
“W-what are you talking about?”
“I thought someone broke in ugh! I should’ve never given you the answers through my door”
“Why don’t you just stop meddling with my life! You’re so annoying, even back in the apartment you were annoying. Why can’t you just leave for one second”
“Fine then i’ll do you a favor and leave for more than a second, i’ll give you forever!”
“Suit yourself, go run away with that stupid Jake boy”
MC stood menacingly towards Seven
“Do not bring him into this”
“Aww little MC’s sooo inlove, yeah yeah just get out of here” Seven crossed his arms
MC eyes pricked with tears as she threw the ice cream at his feet
“That was supposed to be for you, since I knew you were stressed lately but who cares, tell Saeran I said hi… or goodbye”
She wiped the tears using her sleeve and quickly left the house
Seven tched as he picked up the Ice cream and suddenly sobbed, curling his body and running his fingers aggresively through his hair
Saeran came in and was confused as to why Seven was acting like that
He saw the food and connected the pieces together
“You idiot.. MC was coming to bring you this didn’t she, what did you do”
Saeran held Seven’s collar, pulling him up
“What did you do?!?”
After a punch to his face, Seven tried to catch up to MC seeing as she wasn’t too far but his drunked state didn’t help but impede his running
When he spotted her he shouted her name at the top of his lungs not caring wether other people hear him
But he broke when he saw MC’s tear streakened face
“MC I’m sorry! I’m stupid and I’m sorry! please… I love you”
MC was shocked after hearing those words but still she turned around