turquoise phone

anonymous asked:

prompt: blackinnon + music festival 😎

Marlene McKinnon’s Room, Manchester - The Night Before Reading and Leeds Festival

“You’re kidding, right?” Marlene said to her friend, Dorcas through the phone. She was currently laying on her bed with her orange tabby cat at the foot of her bed and her turquoise princess phone resting on her stomach.

“Mar, I wish I was,” Dorcas sniffled. “I’m sick as a dog,” She said, followed by a sneeze. This could not have come at a worse time. The two girls had been planning to go to Reading and Leeds for months. “You’re not mad, are you?” Dorcas asked feebly after she finished sneezing.

“At you? No. At fate, or destiny, or the universe, or whatever condemned you with the flu the night before the best weekend ever? Yes,” Marlene answered, staring up at her ceiling.

Dorcas let out a small chuckle that was interrupted by a cough. “You will survive without me, right? And make memories to share with me?” She asked.

“I will try,” Marlene sighed, exaggerating her exasperation. “Feel better, Doe. I think I’m going to try to get some sleep,” She said and made a kissing sound over the phone, “Love you.”

“Night, Mar,” She mimicked the kissing noise, “Love you too.”

Of course she was disappointed that Dorcas wouldn’t be accompanying her, but Marlene had no trouble making friends and was determined she would have some fun by herself.

Reading and Leeds Festival - Day One: Friday

Donning a pair of  black Wellies and a small drawstring bag, Marlene walked through the field of people on her way to the main stage. A supporting act on one of the side stages caught her eye, distracting her, as she stupidly continued to walk towards the main stage. Of course, the idea of multitasking was easier said than done because before she knew it she bumped into someone.

“I’m so sorry. I was a bit sidetracked.” Marlene said apologetically.

She looked up at the victim of her clumsiness as he spoke. “It’s nothing to worry about, love. Where are you headed?” He asked, smiling down at her. He had half of his shoulder length hair tied back in a ponytail and a smile that nearly killed her.

“The main stage,” She answered, looking up at him.

“Mind if I come with you? My friends aren’t coming until tomorrow so I’m alone until then,” He asked, his hands in his pockets.

“No, that’d be great,” Marlene smiled. “My friend was supposed to come with me, but she’s sick. So I guess we’re in the same boat,” She explained. She hoped she didn’t seem desperately alone, but the look on his face assured her that he didn’t care.

“I’m Sirius, Sirius Black,” He said as they walked together. “And yours is?” He prompted.

“Marlene McKinnon,” She smiled. Maybe this weekend without Dorcas wouldn’t be so bad.


Marlene stood next to Sirius, stealing an occasional glance at him and trying to get a better look. ‘He is cute,’ she thought to herself, ‘If you like guys with long hair and tight jeans.’ Which she most certainly did.

After a few glances, he caught on and smirked at her, “You find something nice to look at?”

“Yeah, maybe,” She smiled and nudged his side playfully.

Sirius chuckled and rubbed the back of his neck as he looked at her, “Hey, do you maybe want to get out of here? We can go back to my tent.” Marlene quirked her brow. “Not like that, I just mean that I’m not a huge fan of The Police,” Sirius explained with a chuckle.

“Yeah, that’d be fine,” She answered. “Besides, they’ve already played Roxanne,” Marlene reasoned and began walking with him in the direction of the camp grounds.


“Marlene, I’d like to confess to something,” Sirius said as they sat on a blanket outside of his tent two hours later,  drinking beers.

“Is this the part where you kill me?” Marlene smiled before taking a sip of her drink.

“Now you’ve known me for,” Sirius looked down at his nonexistent watch, “Roughly two hours. Do you really think I’m dumb enough to kill you in front of all of these people?”

Marlene laughed, “You know, that’s exactly what a murderer would say. Make me feel all comfortable out being alone with someone I barely know.” She set her beer down on the ground and tied her hair back into a ponytail, “What would you like to fess up to?”

“I wasn’t actually headed to the main stage when I bumped into you. I was just walking around the grounds,” Sirius said. “To be even more honest, I bumped into you on purpose as a way to talk to you.” Marlene began to chuckle and Sirius looked a bit regretful about owning up to what he did.

“Well, I’m glad you did,” Marlene responded, “I’m enjoying your company.” She laid back on the blanket and patted it for him to join her.

Sirius obliged and joined her, taking out a pack of cigarettes, “Do you mind?” She shook her head and rested it on his shoulder, wanting to tell Dorcas all about the friend she had made.


The rest of the first day was spent getting to know each other and enjoying the atmosphere of the festival. Sirius learned that Marlene had a large family and Marlene learned that Sirius never quite fit in his. Sirius learned that Marlene preferred spicy foods to sweet foods, and he would later learn that Marlene’s personality was more spicy than sweet as well. Marlene learned that Sirius preferred dogs while she preferred cats. While the two had their differences, they were quite balanced by the similarities they shared.

Reading and Leeds Festival: Day Two - Saturday

Sirius had offered to let Marlene stay in his tent with him, and even though she was a bit hesitant at  first, she agreed because she’d much rather stay with someone she just met than out in the open field alone. They talked most of the night, but when it reached about three in the morning, they both decided to call it quits and go to sleep.


When Marlene woke up in the morning, Sirius was no longer in the tent. She rubbed her eyes and took advantage of the moment alone. She ran her fingers through her hair and pulled her small compact out of her bag to check her appearance.

“Yikes,” She mumbled as she pinched her cheeks to give them some natural color. At that moment, Sirius entered the tent with two water bottles and a tupperware container with fruit. “Morning,” She smiled at him. Her stomach grumbled and it was only then did she realize how hungry she was.

Sirius held back his laugh and set the fruit in front of her, “Morning.” He handed her a fork and took the lid off of the container, “Are you ready for today? Cheap Trick is playing.”

Marlene stuck a chunk of watermelon in her mouth and spoke with her mouthful because she was too hungry to mind her manners, “Absolutely. Your friends are coming today, yeah?”

Sirius drank from his water bottle and nodded, “Yeah, they’ll be here a little bit later today.” Marlene smirked, thinking it was cute how he swished the water around his mouth before actually drinking it.

“I’m excited to meet them,” She said, “They seem like a lot of fun.” As much as Marlene liked the time alone with Sirius, she couldn’t say she was disappointed about meeting his friends James, Lily, Remus, and Peter. In fact, she was ecstatic.


They spent most of the morning wandering around the field, none of the bands actually beginning to play until noon, which was when Sirius’ friends showed up. One of the three boys, practically ran up to Sirius, “Pads! You survived the night!” The boy laughed hugging Sirius, who laughed.

“Oh please, Prongs, you  have such little faith in me.” Sirius said shaking his head.

“Well you’ve obviously made a friend.” He winked pulling away when he saw Marlene. “James Potter, pleasure,” The boy grinned holding out his hand for Marlene, who hesitantly took it.

“Marlene McKinnon.” She said introducing herself.

Sirius laughed a bit and rolled his eyes at James. “Right, Marlene, you’ve met James, that’s Lily, who by some miracle is this arse’s girlfriend,” He said nodding towards the redheaded girl who smiled politely. “And that’s Peter, and Remus.” He continued now nodding towards the two other boys.

“Right, Hi.” Marlene smiled, running a hand through her hair running her eyes across Sirius’ group of friends. They all seemed nice enough, James on several occasions being called out by Lily as being “weirdly friendly” and that he needed to relax, to which he just shrugged her off, pulling her into his arms to kiss her. Marlene had wished Dorcas was there because she thought she and Remus would hit it off immediately. Pete was quiet, but when he did speak, it was a treat because what he had to say was often funny and entertaining. Marlene could definitely see herself becoming a regular in their group.


The sun began to set which meant it was almost time for Cheap Trick to perform. As it turned out, Lily and Marlene both were pretty big fans of the band. They linked arms and walked to the main stage together, laughing and chatting, but when they reached the perfect spot in the crowd, Sirius’ arm snaked around her waist and drew her away from Lily slightly.

Marlene smiled up at him, leaning against him a bit. Sirius smiled back and adjusted a piece of her hair as Cheap Trick was introduced. Her eyes immediately shifted from him to the stage, her face now radiated by her smile and Sirius couldn’t help but melt at the sight.

She cheered along with the rest of the crowd as the band walked onto the stage. “Oh, Robin Zander is bloody gorgeous, isn’t he?” She said to Sirius, looking up at him. ‘What’s he got that I don’t?’ Sirius asked to himself, growing slightly jealous. “I’ve had a crush on him for ages,” Marlene stated, looking up at the lead singer.

“Really?” Sirius asked, a bit huffy.

“Really,” Marlene confirmed, swaying a bit to the music. “But I guess you’ll do the trick,” She smirked.

He smiled down at her, a surge of confidence coursing through him. He leaned down and kissed her, his hand cupping her cheek. To his delight, she didn’t pull away. She kissed back, her fingers playing with the ends of his hair while the chorus of I Want You to Want Me was sung.

“You want to get out of here?” He asked after they pulled apart. She took his hand and nodded, a faint blush on her cheeks as they quietly left making their way through the crowd by the main stage and headed back towards the tents.


His hands traced her body with care as his lips brushed against her neck, peppering kisses against her skin.  Marlene bit her lip slight and  tried to regain her breath. “Shit,” She murmured, reaching up to run her fingers through his hair. “That was fantastic,” She murmured, laughing.

Sirius nodded and laid next to her, “Fantastic.”  He said in agreement, gently brushing her hair out of her face and stared at her blissfully for a bit. “We should probably get dressed before they come back,” He said, handing her shirt to her.

She slipped it over her head, neglecting her bra, and slipped her shorts back on. “What do you think they’ll say?” Marlene asked, smirking.

“James will probably tease profusely and Lily will scold him. Pete will blush and Remus will just shake his head and laugh,” Sirius said, not having to put any thought into his friends’ reactions. Marlene smiled and laid back down when she was dressed.

“Hey,” He said, laying back down next to her, “You want to smoke with us later? It’s cool if you don’t want to, Lily doesn’t.”

Marlene shook her head, “No. It’s cool, I’ve done it before.”

Sirius seemed to grin a little and looked over at her. “You’re not too bad, McKinnon.” He nodded causing her to laugh softly and shrug.

“You’re not too shabby either, Black.”  She smiled turning her head to meet his gaze.


By the time Sirius’ friends had returned Sirius and Marlene had already rolled a blunt, which they were passing between the two of them.

“Started without us I see.” James teased sitting down on the other side of Sirius, pulling Lily into his lap.

“There’s more than enough to go around, Prongs.” Sirius shrugged slightly, passing the blunt to James who immediately took a hit. Lily made a face at James and moved to sit beside him instead so she wouldn’t get the smoke in her face, the smell was more than enough for her.

The blunt was passed around the circle a couple of times, James eventually rolling up a couple more as Sirius passed out the beers. Now completely high and wasted, Sirius had pulled Marlene in his lap, his arms wrapped protectively around her. She happily leant back against him, occasionally taking a sip of his beer when hers was empty.

“Hey, hey McKinnon. Can I ask you something? Super important.” Sirius muttered running his lips along her neck. She tilted her head to the side slightly and nodded for him to proceed. “Lets get married. Alright? We’ll get married and they’ll be tons of booze, you don’t have to wear a bra, and we’ll invite Robin Zander to sing.” He continued.

She nodded eagerly and laughed a little. “Get married? Already? I’ve only known you like two days.”

“So we’ll get engaged.” He laughed and picked a fraying string from his shirt and tied it around her fourth finger on her left hand. “There. Now we’re engaged.” He said looking up at her with a smug look. “Mine. Not Robin Zanders.”

Marlene laughed and looked down at the string on her finger before over at Sirius. “All yours.”

I’ve been going through the ending pretty much frame by frame, but this particular one is too perfect to be buried in a photoset.

Observe JJ’s girlfriend at the far left – you can see JJ’s arm around her waist.  Then there’s Victor, blowing off the three people he’s talking to so he can record this.  Mila’s visible right above Yuuri’s ass; I believe the dark-haired girl with the turquoise phone is her friend that watched the Cup of China with her.  And Yurio, getting “dragged into” the dance-off in the sense that he is eagerly  loosening his tie and diving in, all “FUCK YOU OTHER YURI I DANCE GOOD TOO.”