tonight in la

SWCV in LA fanacct

OKAY so to start off, before we even got to the venue my friend @silverznight and I were both Idiots and neither of us brought cash with us so we were struggling trying to find parking and the lady was like “it’s 20 dollars and we only take cash”. So we were both trying to scrounge together 20 dollars in ones and a shitload of cents. This took us like a hour btw we were driving around everywhere trying to find a place to park (we parked in a tow away zone at one point bcuz I was Stupid and thought that No Parking Sat-Mon meant sunday was okay) 

ANYWAYS OKAY AT THE VENUE there was no line??? Outside?? It was just a giant mob of people all standing and sitting around kinda hanging out. I got to meet @leejinklies and @sluthyun and they’re both great amazing beautiful funny people and I hope they enjoyed themselves just as much as I did. 

SO THE CONCERT. BOYYYYY. I don’t even…………….. know what to say. They’re all beautiful??? Like drop dread punch me in the face and light me on fire beautiful??? Holy crud. Seeing those choreographies in person literally gave me wings and let me ascend to heaven. Also… Taemin.. that boy.. seeing him dance in person was Holy Shit Amazing he is SOOO GOOD I COULD BARELY TAKE MY EYES AWAY FROM HIM when he was dancing he moves so smoothly but then sharp and his stage presence and charisma when he’s focused is out of this world. 

But okay omg this might get a bit disjointed I’ll list the things I remember in bullet points for further reference

  • During one of the songs when Taemin was dancing in the front he started to do the wing pose from Danger. Also!! He was super happy and playful today!! Smiling a lot and dancing around the stage and having a good time it was so nice to see
  • Okay during one of the talk segments when Key and Minho left to change, Taemin was wearing this oversized orange-red jacket and Jonghyun said he looked like a firefighter or that he’d come with the fire department
  • Taemin responded with “I want to fire you guys up” in english and then got shy
  • Also Taemin was all “I want to try something” and “I want to do what Key does” and then turned around and said something like “I can’t face you I’m shy” and he had his hood pulled up and he stood with his back to us and was super shy and nervous and adorable!! And then he shouted something like “Are you guys having fun tonight” and turned around and then covered his face and stood with his head down for a while because he was embarrassed it was honestly the most adorable thing
  • When Key came back to the stage he immediately asked “so what were you talking about” and he kinda looked at Taemin and Taemin went “I’m sorry”
  • Then he just kinda went like “why you hurry here” and then Minho was taking a while so he said something like “Key where your friend minho?” and i DIED HE IS SO OOOOO CUTE
  • Key laughed at him and hit him on the shoulder
  • Also Jonghyun threw a piece of paper at Taem and it hit him in the face and Jjong immediately laughed and went and wrapped him in a hug they love each other SO MUCH I CANT BELIEVE
  • Minho was speaking so much english!!!! Like really he spoke maybe 90% english?? When he was with Key while the others were changing he spoke entirely in english and he’s so good at it?? He was keeping up the conversation and being really funny and cute
  • He talked about how he watched a basketball game and imitated dribbling and shooting a ball
  • He also said that the Lakers were his favorite and talked again about the game he watched and how it wasn’t the Lakers but it was still fun. He said something like “but we lost the game” and then pouted and everyone went “awww”
  • Key talked about how he went to Santa Monica and how they all ate Inn n Out and how they really like that LOL
  • Then they got to talking about Lalaland and Key was saying how he really really likes that movie and Ming was agreeing and then fans started chanting at Key to “sing it” and he got flustered and caught off guard. He was like “I don’t know the lyrics” and tried to get out of it but Minho was like “They said sing it” so he did!!! He sang a bit of the song he knew, and then I think he was trying to remember the lyrics to another song?? And it really confused him and stumped him he had to pause and keep asking himself “what is it I know it starts with xx” and he was kinda mumbling to himself. Minho ended up asking him “are you okay? No but really, are you okay?” I LOVE THEM
  • Also… minho…. the dab king.. he started to dab again during one of the talk segments and he tried to get everyone else to join him. Key ended up posing with him but it looked really weird LMAO. They posed together and held it and then Taemin went in between them and posed too but he didn’t do a dab pose. Taemin was like “Key! Power ranger pose!” in english and Key was like “Oh yeah that movie looks good too everyone dont forget to go see it”. And ot5 started doing random weird “power ranger” poses together and Taemin was like “power rangers… are five?” and Key said yes and then told Taemin “Don’t say we’re five” basically at the same time Taemin said exactly that LOL
  • Jinki was relatively quiet today but his smile is BLINDING and whenever he did speak it was to basically melt my heart with his cute words of thanks
  • Minkey friggin SLAYED their dance solos holy craaap they did so good
  • Jongyu stared at each other for a prolonged amount of time during the end of their duet stage and can I just say that stage was probably one of the most beautiful stages I’ve ever seen
  • During Ready Or Not they were all going Hard except taem he wasn’t spinning but the rest of them were goin at it it was so much fun
  • OKAY SHIT TAEMIN’S SOLO…..GOODBYE……oohhhhh my god idk what to even say to properly put in words what that was like but Got Damn can that boy dance. He is absolutely captivating his dancing is an art
  • Jongtae did this weird butt wiggle dance thing during Savior. Taemin started it and was doing it at Jjong and then Jjong saw him and did it with him and taem did the Eyebrow™ thing and smiled
  • Jinki’s voice can literally send people to heaven i saw at least 4 souls ascending tonight
  • The events were cute they didn’t really go off that well but they were still fun and the members got to see the banners so it was worth!!
  • They all promised to come back and Taemin was like “we’ll come back soon” and then paused and added “..maybe”
  • Jongho were really active with the fans and they kept going right up to the front and singing and dancing and pointing straight into a few of the fan’s phones when they were recording. Ming waved up at the second floor a Lot he really made sure to include everyone and he just smiled the whole night basically he has the Best smile on this planet
  • Also at the end Jonghyun was saying how “you guys do this a lot” and then he kissed his hand and flung it out towards the fans and made a “mwah” sound and he kept doing it and it was so so cute and adorable
  • Okay also at one point Jinki was handing Taemin his water bottle and I dont think Taemin was expecting it because he kinda looked at it funny but then he took it and Jinki stepped closer and adjusted his hood on his head it was so falsngalsdg adorable omg 
  • I could go on gushing about them but holy shit I screamed so much and I wish the night never ended and I really hope they come back sometime and I’ll never ever stan another group like SHINee they’re forever engraved in my heart now
In the Rough

part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 (you are here), based on @skygemspeaks’s prompt

Previously: As soon as Yuuri has settled into his role as Prince Victor’s personal bodyguard, his childhood friend Prince Phichit appears. Yuuri fears for his secret, as there is no doubt that his friend will be more than surprised to find Yuuri here, in the palace of the Nikiforovs.

Yuuri’s blood runs cold when he hears the crier announce the incoming royal.

“Presenting His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of the Southeast, Phichit Chulalont!”

Of all the royals that could possibly be visiting during Yuuri’s tenure here, the only one that could possibly be worse than Phichit would be Mari. He and Prince Phichit (affectionately dubbed Phichan by a three year old Yuuri) have been friends since Phichit was born, and there’s no one in the world that knows Yuuri better. They played together as children, and rode together during their many visits to each other’s respective kingdoms. They even lived together for a time, when they took a few years to travel for their schooling. In fact, it’s not uncommon (or wasn’t uncommon, Yuuri guiltily thinks) for the two of them to sleep in the same bed; they’ve been doing it since they were children. At one point Yuuri’s parents had even wondered whether the two of them should be betrothed, but they both vehemently refused. They were much better off as friends, they knew. Besides, Phichit is in love with one of his guards, which Yuuri mercilessly teases (teased) him about regularly.

Yuuri has no doubt that Phichit has been made aware of his disappearance, but he also remembers writing the boy several letters when Mari first started to pull away. He can only hope that when– not if –Phichit recognizes him, that he manages to put the two together before he exposes Yuuri.

Luckily, Victor is still not here (though he will be soon) and the Tzar is overseeing Prince Yuri’s lessons after one too many ditching attempts. For once, Yuuri is alone in the throne room.

By the time Phichit and his entourage (Seung-Gil, Leo, and Guang-Hong, all of whom Yuuri knows well) arrive in a throne room, Yuuri is kneeling, as is proper. He’s sweating from nerves, and it’s all he can do to keep his voice from shaking when he speaks in Phichit’s native language, accent near perfect from years of practice.

“I formally apologize for making you wait. His Highness will be here soon, so please, make yourself comfortable.”

He hears Phichit’s sharp intake of breath and knows he’s been found out. “On your feet, soldier. Let me see your face.”

Slowly, so slowly, Yuuri rises to face him. He can hear footsteps coming from a direction of Victor’s bedchambers, and meets Phichit’s eyes desperately. In the few seconds that it takes for Victor and Otabek to reach a throne room, the two of them reach a silent agreement, a complex conversation that’s only possible because of how well they know each other.

A wide-eyed, desperate look. I’ll explain everything, I promise.

A look of disbelief. Yuuri, is it really you?

Lowered eyes for just a second. Later. I’ll tell you everything, just please play along.

The barest hint of tears. I missed you.

Bowed head. …I missed you too, Phichan.

A hand on the shoulder. You’ll explain later?

A tiny nod. I swear.

A light squeeze on the shoulder before pulling away. Okay.

The other three pairs of eyes widen in recognition as well, but they stay silent. If their prince isn’t going to say anything, Yuuri is sure that they won’t either; those men are nothing if not loyal.

“Yuuri,” Victor whines, jumping on his back with his entire bodyweight. “I missed you!”

Yuuri can’t help but glance over at Phichit self-consciously. The boy looks amused, eyebrow raised and arms crossed. Yuuri can read him like a book, but he can’t afford to react any differently from how he normally would, or Otabek may suspect something.

He pries Victor off gently but firmly. “Victor, you’re being extremely rude. Besides, it’s been less than an hour since I saw you last.”

“An hour too long,” Victor says, kissing Yuuri’s hand dramatically. Yuuri privately agrees with him, but that’s an issue for another time, especially since Victor is just teasing. “Though I suppose you’re right. I apologize, Your Highness. Welcome back to our palace. I assume that your trip went without issue?”

“Of course.” Phichit says with a mischievous smile, glancing at Yuuri for a fraction of a second. “I’m more than glad to be back, especially now that I’m finally here. I see you’ve inducted a new member of your staff.”

Victor’s grin is blinding, and Yuuri doesn’t know how to process it. He’s noticed that Victor carries himself like a man who has known loneliness; it seems as though he’s attached to Yuuri in the same way that a child would attach itself to a blanket. “Isn’t he great? So polite and well behaved. I’m proud to call him my personal bodyguard.”

“May I ask his name?” Phichit’s eyes sparkle with concealed mirth that Yuuri is sure only he can see.

“Of course!” Victor claps his hands once in excitement; he always does seem to enjoy showing Yuuri off. “His name is Yuuri Nishigori, of Yutopia. He saved my life in the forest, so I decided to bring him here and give him a job as a reward.”

Guang-Hong laughs when he hears Yuuri’s “name,” but manages to cover it up as a cough. “Excuse me.”

Yuuri gives him a severe look. Don’t forget I know about your affair with Leo. Not, of course, that Phichit would care, but it’s nice to have some blackmail material on his friends once in a while.

“Excuse my guard, he’s laughing at my antics. I must admit to some deception, Prince Victor,” Phichit says with a small grin.

Victor raises and eyebrow in that way that Yuuri has noticed means that he’s mildly amused. “Oh?”

Phichit nods. “You see, Yuuri and I have already met.”

Oh no, Phichit please no. Yuuri’s grip on the hilt of his sword anxiously.

“It’s a story quite similar to yours, actually.” Phichit smiles at Yuuri. I’ve got this. “I was travelling the continent for school a few years ago, and I wandered from the caravan of boredom. I found a view I particularly liked and wandered too close to the edge of a cliff. Your guard saved my life.”

Yuuri remembers that day, actually. Phichit had scared the life out of him, wandering off like that.

“Phichan, why would you go so close to the edge? You could have died!” Yuuri could feel his heartbeat in his throat. “If I’d lost you…”

Phichit was shaking, his usual grin far from his face. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

“In fact, we became friends soon after.” Well, that’s a bold-faced lie, but Yuuri can’t expect anything different if he wants to keep his secret safe.

Victor looks at Yuuri with wide eyes. “Wow! My Yuuri is so amazing, why didn’t you tell me that you knew another royal?”

I know several, actually. Phichit just happens to be the one that’s here. “It, uh, it never came up, I suppose.”

“You were named for the missing prince, right Yuuri?” Phichit cuts in.

When Yuuri nods, Victor looks confused. “What do you mean, missing prince?”

“Ah, I forget how cut off this country is from its neighbors,” Phichit says, looking apologetic and slightly sad. The sadness, Yuuri can tell, is entirely real. He feels a sharp twinge of guilt about causing it. “Yutopia’s prince, Yuuri Katsuki, went missing several months past. He’s a very dear friend of mine.”

There’s a short period of silence, where Yuuri is sure that Victor is trying to find the appropriate words to respond to a revelation like this.

“Victor, if I may make a suggestion,” Otabek says, startling them all. “Pardon my intrusion into your conversation, but perhaps, for the duration of the prince’s stay, Nishigori should stay with his company. It may make the prince more comfortable, and I am willing to take over for him for and few days.”

Yuuri blinks. Otabek has just opened a way for him to spend time with Phichit and explain himself, without even knowing what he was doing.

He’s sure that Victor is about to protest, but there’s a distinct moment when any protests die. The look of absolute gratitude on Phichit’s face could melt a heart of stone.

“I… I suppose… that would be fine,” Victor manages. His hesitation confuses Yuuri, but the confusion is overpowered by something else.

He only vaguely notices the glances Victor keeps sneaking at him for the rest of the night, and he doesn’t think about what they mean. He’s going to miss spending time with Victor one on one, but it’s only for a few days. Besides, Phichit is going to be spending a lot of time in a presence of the royal family anyway, so things won’t be so different.

As soon as the two of them close the door to Phichit’s bedchamber later that night, Yuuri finds himself being tackled on all sides by four overexcited men. Leo, Guang-Hong, and Seung-Gil look skeptical when Yuuri explains his reasons for vanishing, but Phichit– Phichan, who knows how Yuuri’s mind works, who knows everything about him –nods and understands. He swears to keep the secret, as long as Yuuri promises in turn to be home in time for his sister’s coronation.

It’s enough, for now.