Kent sighs and readjusts on the
couch. For the millionth time. Kent’s basically upside down at this point, head
dangling off the edge of the couch towards the floor, and feet braced on the
arm of the couch. Jeff just holds his book closer to his face and tries to do
his best impression of someone who is completely oblivious.
“Jeeeeeeeeefff,” Kent whines.
Jeff grunts noncommittally and
determinedly flips the page.
prompt : you’re an imagineer’s daughter and when tom holland comes into the parks for promo, you’re the non-official tour guide.
words : 1107
pairing : tom holland x reader
request : none
warning : none
a/n : you guys liked my last disney x tom preference so here is another one !!
Just like every day at the Magic Kingdom, you end up getting bored a little after lunch. So, you have to scour the park to find your dad to let him know you’re leaving. You would call him, but he’s not allowed to have his phone on the job. He’s an Imagineer at Disney World, which is only the coolest job ever. You practically grew up in the Magic Kingdom, because it’s just you and your dad. Your mom died a little after she gave birth to you. It’s upsetting, but it makes your life feel like a Disney movie.
Every day, you go to the Magic Kingdom. Whether it’s a day off from school or in the afternoon, you always make sure you’re here every day. Everyone here knows you, and now you’re 19. Nothing’s changed.
Before you know it, you get lost in your thoughts and end up bumping into someone. You immediately recognize them because of what they’re wearing, it’s a dead ringer.
62 tree bros? (Tbh you could do no nsfw or nsfw and I'd be chill either way)
sorry it’s so short eek!
Tree Bros- “If you can’t sleep, can we have sex?”
Evan was wide awake. Connor was wrapped around him and
sleeping quietly, but sleep evaded. He slowly inched his way out of Connor’s
grasp trying not to wake him, a difficult task seeing as Connor was such a
“Ev? What’s up you okay?”
Evan’s heart melted, Connor’s sleepy voice was
possibly the cutest thing he’d ever heard. Evan turned himself around to face
Connor, opting to fiddle with his shirt instead of meeting his boyfriend’s
“Uh yeah, m’ f-fine. I just, I can’t sleep.”
A wave of concern washed over Connor’s face before he
returned to his same passive gaze,
“If you can’t sleep can we have sex?”
Evan looked up at Connor, detecting no humor in his
eyes. He turned red,
“I- uh – um- I,”
Connor burst into laughter,
“HaHA, got you! Oh my god Evan you should’ve seen your
Evan turned onto his back and hid his blushing face in
“Oh my god Con. I can’t b-believe you did that to me.”
Connor’s laughter abated and he scooted closer to
Connor spoke between planting kisses on the parts of
Evan’s face not covered by his hands,
“Will you” kiss ”forgive” kiss ”me”
Evan sighed and removed his hands from his face,
“Fine. but you’re an asshole.”
“I’m fine with that.”
Connor planted a chaste kiss on Evan’s lips before
getting out of bed and moving towards the TV. Evan couldn’t help but blush,
again. Connor plopped down onto the carpet and began rifling through Evan’s
“Do you want The Princess and The Frog or Scream 2”
“Connor, I don’t even have Scream 2”
“I know, I know I’m just joking.”
Connor put the DVD in and made his way back to Evan. They
spent the rest of the night watching Disney movies sitting side by side, Connor
occasionally dozing off on Evan’s shoulder.
1) I have to be honest, this was probably the most difficult recap I’ve written so far (other than The Body, which I skipped altogether and asked for submissions instead.) OMWF was the episode I was most looking forward to rewatching. It’s my favorite BTVS episode. It’s my favorite episode of anything/everything ever, period. I’ve watched it probably more than 50 times (I watched it three times just as part of this rewatch, just so you know.) And as much as I love this episode, I was really clueless about how to write a review about it. Like, what can be said about one of the most talked and written about episodes in the history of television? What can I say about it? How can I honor my love for it and what it means to me in my review? Do I write my recap in a different format? What am I bringing to the table? The truth is, I didn’t have the answers to any of these questions so that’s why I’ve been kind of quiet on Tumblr lately. I just couldn’t get around to writing this recap. At the same time, I wanted to move forward and I wanted to rewatch this episode again and gif the hell out of it. So I said fuck it. Let’s just write a regular recap and be done with it. Anywho, I tried to break down the episode by scenes/songs but you’ll also find fun quotes and the usual stupid things I do with screenshots and whatnot.
So on with it!
TL;DR: I love this episode a whole lot and I didn’t know how to write a recap about it.
2) Opening Credits
When watching TV, there are certain clues that let the viewers know they’re about to watch something different, if not special or momentous. The first of these clues is very straightforward: if a TV episode starts with a “previously on” clip, you know something’s about to go down. If the storyteller is purposefully reminding you of events that have transpired in the show, there must be and there usually is a good reason for it. It typically means that said past events will bear a certain relevance to the episode’s plot. It may also serve to remind you exactly why everything is going to shit at present? Either way, as a TV viewer, whenever I start watching an episode that begins with a “previously-on”, it kind of makes me go “Oh oh, something’s up.” A second clue is the lack of a teaser (i.e. that short clip before the opening credits that literally teases what’s to come and makes the viewers want to continue watching the episode) because that breaks the standard structure of a TV episode and it kind of raises a red flag: if the writer didn’t want to tease anything about what I’m about to watch, then it must be huge. There’s also a third clue: the opening credits may be somewhat altered, which has written “special episode” all over it. And if that weren’t enough, the episode may get a special title card just to finally hammer the point home that this is not your typical episode. These techniques serve to raise the viewers’ expectations. OMWF implements all of these, and it succeeds not only in raising the viewers’ expectations but also in exceeding them. Suffice to say, when I first watched this episode I was pretty much freaking out by this point (even though I watched the show as it originally aired, or rather a few months after it originally aired because that was when it aired in my country, I didn’t consume any media about Buffy other than what I watched on my TV, so I wasn’t privy to the fact I was about to watch a musical episode.) But I hadn’t lost it yet, that was just a couple of minutes away…
I know we hate each other but it's Christmas eve and your flight was cancelled pls come inside
Bitty stares at
the tweet on his phone. Kent is here. In
Montréal…alone on Christmas Eve. Under any other circumstance, Bitty could’ve
turned a blind eye because what Kent Parson does is none of his business. He’s
a grown man and he can take care of himself.
But no one should
be alone on Christmas Eve.
He knows Bob and
Alicia will be fine with this, and they do have more food than it’s possible to
eat. They’re comfortable with Kent. That leaves his dear and lovely boyfriend
to be convinced.
“Are you watching
a cat die?”
Bitty jolts. “Good
lord!” Speaking of the dev—wait,
running a towel through his wet hair. Unfortunately for Bitty, he’s already all
dressed in dark jeans and a sweater. How dare Jack be so decent on Christmas
Eve in his parents’ house!
“You look sad,
babe,” Jack leans in for a kiss and smiles when Bitty winds his arms around his
neck. One sweeping move and Jack is holding Bitty up against him, swallowing
Bitty’s squeal with his wicked, wicked tongue.
“You’re in a good
mood,” Bitty manages out, breathless.
another Christmas with you, what’s not to love?”
“Sap,” Bitty chirps while internally
groaning. It isn’t that Jack and Kent hate
each other. No, not at all these past few years. Their relationship has been on
the mend. It’s just not— “Kent’s in Montréal,” Bitty blurts out.
Jack stills. Fuck. “Now?”
Jack moves to sit
on the bed, Bitty in his lap, studiously following the dips of the curtains by
Jack sighs. “You
want to invite him here.” A statement, not a question. As if it’s obvious.
Bitty never thought he’d find someone who knows
him like this.
looking at Jack and falling in love again because he knows Jack too. He knows
Jack’s gonna say yes. Because Jack is kind, strong, brave and loving. Yet,
Bitty says, “No one should spend Christmas alone.”
“No.” Jack steals
another kiss. “Have you talked to Maman and Papa yet?”
Bitty leans into
the crook in Jack’s neck. “No. I don’t think they’d mind though.”
Alicia is nervous. The realization hits swiftly and Bitty finds himself more
nervous than before.
“Eric, may I talk
to you for a moment?” She still manages a bright smile on her immaculate face.
“C'est quoi ça?”
Jack looks up from his phone.
“Camme toé. Just a
moment,” she replies.
“Oh. Before that,
um…” Jack brows furrow together lightly and Bitty’s fingers itch to smoothen it
out like he’s done a thousand times before. “Kent’s in town. The airport is
shut down because of the storm and Bitty and I were thinking we should invite
him over. Is that, uh, okay?”
Alicia and Bob
exchange looks before Alicia sags and Bob grins.
honey.” Alicia moves to rest her head on Jack’s shoulder. “That’s actually what
I was gonna talk to Bitty about.”
Jack grins at
Bitty. “You know how Bitty is with twitter.”
“Oh, yes, we do,”
Bob chimes in, throwing an arm around Bitty and handing him a glass of eggnog.
“We could have
Suzanne and Richard pick him up. Didn’t they say they’d be done by now?”
with a hop. “I’ll call Suzanne right now.”
“And I’ll call
Kent,” Jack volunteers.
weird.” Bitty hands Kent a cup of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and
whipped cream and sits beside him on the bench. It’s freezing. What the fuck,
Kent sneers, then
sighs. “I know, Bits.”
“You’re gonna tell
Kent licks at the
whipped cream in his cup, bidding time. “I…” He exhales and grits his teeth. A
familiar yet recently rare scowl appears on Kent’s face and Bitty sits up,
turning slightly to look at Kent fully.
“Kent, are you
okay? What is it?”
Kent blows out a
huge breath and it billows around him like smoke. “How do you do it?”
closer. “Do what, Kent?”
“Let yourself love
Puzzle pieces slide into place and Bitty leans back. When he can’t think of a
good answer, “why would you not?”
always leave. And I’m not—” Kent clears his throat. “I’m not accusing Jack or
blaming him. I know he had his reasons and I respect those. It’s just…” Kent
gives a helpless little shrug.
“He still left,”
Kent droops, his
head hanging between his knees. Bitty moves to rest his head on his shoulder
and asks, “Was it worth it? Loving Jack? Do you regret it?”
“Then that’s it.
Yes, they might leave you or you might leave them, but that’s true for
everyone. So the best you can do it find someone who’s worth it.”
The whipped cream
in Kent’s cup melts to mush and finally, Kent smiles. “You should have your own
perfectly happy caring for my friends. In fact, I’m even happier when my friends tell me who we’re talking about
widens into a grin and he winks at Bitty. “It was a hypothetical question,
Bitty sticks his
tongue out like a mature adult. “You’re stuck here for a days, Mr. Parson. I’ll
get it out of you. Just watch.” Bitty
grabs his own hot chocolate and heads to the patio door.
swivels at Kent’s words. “If I tell you, do you promise not to tell Jack?”
Kent rolls his
eyes. “He’ll make it weird.”
Bitty raises his
eyebrows. “It’s someone he knows?”
introduced us.” Kent’s finger trails the rim of his cup and holy shit, is he blushing?? Warmth
threatens to choke Bitty as he hurries back to his seat.
“I won’t tell him.
Kent pulls his cup
closer to him. “It’s, uh…Alexei. Mashkov,” he adds as if Bitty didn’t know who
Alexei Mashkov?” Bitty repeats.
“Holy shit.” Bitty laughs. “Yeah, okay, Jack
would be so weird.”
Kent lifts his
eyebrow in agreement.
It takes a bit for
Bitty to take it all in and he does it with a smile because Tater is possibly
the sweetest, huggiest, happiest person Bitty knows and Kent totally deserves
someone like that.
“Okay, so, like,
has he told you?” Bitty blurts out, officially settling into gossip mode.
“He told me what?”
“That he loves
“But you love
Bitty stares Kent
down unimpressed. “So you just made me sit here in the freezing cold and watch
you waste that perfection of a hot chocolate for nothing?”
Note: Bitty is not
above whining when it comes to his friends’ happiness.
“Look, I haven’t…I
haven’t…processed it yet, okay? I mean, I just.” Kent growls out of a sigh. “I
was gonna go spend Christmas with him and relax because it’s chill and that’s
what we are, we’re chill and then,
the flights got cancelled and…I don’t know. I just felt upset! And I haven’t
left that upset since…a long time and I—I just thought it meant…you know.” Kent
gestures randomly as if his confession of love is an object on the table before
“So are yo—wait,
are you two even dating?”
“But you wanna
“Then ask him
out.” Even though you love him already.
“I don’t know. We
have a good thing going right now.”
“Of not talking?
Because that’s not a proper relationship and we both know it.”
Kent sighs. “I
know. It’s just…scary.”
presses. “That means you care.”
Kent smiles and he
gets that tender look in his eyes again. “I do.”
“So do it!”
Kent stares at him
in shock. “Right now?”
No, but… “Yes! Do
it right now. Call him.”
“Nope. You two
were gonna spend Christmas together. That doesn’t happen unless he really likes
you. So call him. Right now.”
flushes. “O-okay.” He sits back to get his phone from his pocket and looks at
Bitty with a helpless look.
Bitty does not
smile. Nope. “I’m gonna go inside and wait by the kitchen counter and you are
going to call Alexei and talk to him.
takes a deep breath.
Bitty may or may
not swoon a little bit. Oh, young love…
can i call u
vibrates and he almost drops it in the process of picking it up.
wrong?” Alexei’s warm, deep voice is a little higher than usual and Kent melts
at his worry.
I just…I wanted to talk to you.”
“Oh. Are Zimmbonis
Kent smiles at
Alexei’s teasing and the fact that he calls Zimms ‘Zimmboni.’ Hilarious. “Nah,
they’re good.” I just wanted to hear your
voice and tell you I love you. “What are you up to?”
“Snowy’s here. He
hear about the storm and came to keep company. We’re watching that stupid…ahhh,
what you call, ah, opera?”
raises his eyebrows. “Like singing opera or the talk show Oprah?”
“No. No. The very,
very long TV show opera.”
Oh my god. “Soap opera? You’re watching soap operas
with Snowy?” Kent bites his lip as he snickers.
“Yes, that. Don’t
laugh. Is pretty good.”
“We also have
Chinese. With the little cookie. Oh, let me tell you something, yeah.” Alexei’s
voice lowers and Kent finds himself leaning forward as if Alexei is in front of
him. If only… “My cookie said there is great happiness in my future.”
“Yes. Is why I’m
glad you called.”
“Because now I’m
Alexei says it so
simply, casually like Kent’s heart doesn’t feel like it’s about to burst.
“I—um, I’m glad to hear that.” Ask him.
Say it. Ask him. “Hey, Alexei?”
pass over soon and we still have a few days before…um, any games and the
airline promised to reschedule our, uh, tickets and, um, I—I was wondering if
you know, if you’d possibly, you know, like,”
interrupts gently. “Breathe.”
“What was that?”
Fuck you, man. “Do you…want to go…on a date? With me.”
Please say yes. Please say yes. Please say yes. Please
“What you think we
have done all time? I take you to little restaurant by ocean. You come over for
pizza. We go to the carnival. Disney! Together.”
What. “But I—we, I thought we were hanging out!”
exasperatedly. “Kenny, we kiss.”
“Yeah, we had sex too. But…” Oh my god, they’ve dating, haven’t they? For
“But what, Kenny?”
Alexei’s voice has that lilt again. The one he gets when he’s teasing.
Kent huffs. “But
nothing. I can’t believe you sneak-dated me.”
Alexei laughs and
Kent pushes down the butterflies fluttering in his ribcage for slight
annoyance. “From what I remember, you were there too. For everything.” Kent can almost see him waggling his eyebrows like an
idiot. But he’s not the idiot, is he? Kent is. “You even enjoyed it a lot.”
unbelievable,” Kent says because he doesn’t have anything to say. Well, no…
“Fine, okay. We’ve been dating the whole thing, but we’re still going out when
I get to Providence.”
“Okay. I…I should
go before someone comes looking.”
“Bye.” I love you.
“Bye bye, Kenny.”
Kent ends the call
and stares at himself on the glass before him.
He’s been dating someone.
Alexei. For months. He basically has a boyfriend. Him.
Masquerading as Professionals- Chapter 7/10- Ortega
A/N: Hey guys, sorry you’ve had to wait a little longer than usual for an update but here it finally is :) Thank you as ever for all the feedback and notes, it really means a huge amount to me! Also, because I’m a massive dork who can’t leave things as they are, I also made this playlist to accompany this fic in case anyone’s interested. Can you believe we’re so close to the end already? Let’s hope people start getting their shit together in this chapter. Or not.