I just realized I never posted the piece I submitted to the @shallurazine
This whole piece was kinda an experiment, so I don’t think it’s my best, but I’m pretty proud of it nonetheless. Plus, season 2 wrecked me
(I’m uploading this from my phone because my laptop is acting up so please excuse how awful this looks)
My inbox has been empty for so long ;-; But this idea popped into my head, so I wanted to write it. Just a reminder, you can request at anytime! I can’t really write anything without requests, so they are appreciated.
Giving the RFA a handmade gift for Valentine’s Day
-What do you give Yoosung for Valentine’s Day?
-You’re his first significant other so this has to be special!!
-The pressure is weighing you down exponentially
-You want this to be something he will always look back on and smile
-But it’s so damn hard
-You want to give him something meaningful or something he’s been wanting for a long time
-But you cannot remember the last time Yoosung told you he really wanted something
-So you’re at a loss
-You shop around his favorite stores but nothing catches your eye
-You have to give him something
-He’s not shallow enough to get too upset over you not giving him anything, but he deserves so many gifts
-Too bad you’re so bad at shopping for him in such a short time
-You stop trying to find something to buy for him, so instead you buy him a pretty bouquet of flowers and you decide to make something yourself to give him
-But what should you make??
-Well you found some tutorials on the Internet on how to make handmade bracelets
-Yeah you’ll do that
-That way you two always have something to remind you of each other
-On Valentine’s Day, Yoosung is such a sweetheart to you and he makes you feel like royalty
-He buys you the prettiest roses and a couple other little things you had mentioned you wanted or needed previously
-He even remembered stuff you had just brought up in conversation months ago and bought it for you
-How does he remember all those minor details??
-But he’s obviously put a lot of effort into making you happy today so you’re worried your present won’t have nearly as much of an impact on him
-You nervously hand him his flowers and a small gift bag with the bracelet inside
-He compliments the flowers and rummages through the tissue paper until he finds the bracelet
-When he pulls it out, he has the hugest smile on his face
-His eyes are sparkling
-He immediately gives you the biggest hug ever
-“Thank you so much, ___! I love it and I’ll wear it everyday!”
-He kisses you on the nose
-“I love you so much. Thank you for such an amazing day.”
-How can you come up with a present when you know he’s going to do something extravagant for you??
-Like how do you compete with that??
-You’ve gone to countless stores and looked at countless websites countless times but you can’t find anything good enough for a gift
-With a heavy heart, you give up trying to buy a gift
-So, you settle with buying a simple box of chocolate and making something for him something instead
-With the fanciest vocabulary you can think of (it took you a few hours to perfect) you wrote him a poem
-It even rhymed
-You signed it with love~ and tied it to his box of chocolates with a slim red ribbon
-Come Valentine’s Day, Zen gives you everything you could imagine and more
-He treated you to a romantic date, and gave you the exact gift you had wanted
-He even gets you an amazing charm bracelet
-Needless to say, you were a bit self conscious of your poem
-But Zen was giving you such an adorable, expectant look that you mustered up the courage to hand him his present anyway
-You watched nervously as he read your poem to see if his face shows any noticeable sign of unhappiness
-To your surprise, he smiles lovingly down at the paper while he reads
-You even see pink on his cheeks
-You watch him with wide eyes until he looks up from the paper
-And you can see how much love is shining through his eyes
-You’re surprised once again when he wraps you into a tight hug
-“____, thank you so much. That was amazing… I love you so much.”
-“Of course I did! It was so extraordinarily better than anything I could’ve asked for!”
-You smile and share a romantic kiss before you both sit together, feeding each other chocolates
(Technically not “handmade” but bear with me)
-Jaehee just wants love and affection really
-Which you will happily give her
-But come on you’re obviously going to give her other things too since it’s a special occasion and all
-You visit her favorite online websites and go to all of her favorite stores, but find nothing
-How hard is it to shop for your own girlfriend? You didn’t think it would be this difficult
-These websites aren’t helping though, so you take matters into your own hands
-The first thing you think is to get her something coffee related
-But she already has that new coffee maker she loves
-And she has plenty of exotic coffee beans already
-And she has millions of adorable coffee mugs already…
-You’ll make her a coffee mug
-Even if she already has millions of other ones, wouldn’t it be nice to see her drinking from one made especially for her?
-Would she even like that??
-She has so many cute mugs, would she even use yours??!!
-Well, you just have to try at this point
-You find a website that lets you make our own design for a coffee mug, so you upload romantic photo of you and her to use
-It looks nice, so you order it
-Thankfully it comes in time! But barely
-You were worried it wouldn’t show up in time all day during your date with Jaehee
-When you returned home though the package was right on the doorstep
-Relieved, you pick it up and hold it out to Jaehee with a big smile
-“Happy Valentine’s Day!”
-It’s pretty impossible to buy something for someone who has so much money
-All the things you see in stores never stand out because you know that if he wanted this stuff he could buy it himself
-He’s not materialistic, but it’s still difficult to shake that idea from your mind
-You admit defeat the day before Valentine’s Day
-You panic because now you have to do something quick, but you want it to be special
-You draw (even if you think you’re bad at drawing^^) a picture of some flowers and other cute things and add a short love letter on the back of the paper
-You also throw in a new, fashionable tie as an extra gift
-You notice the amount of gift bags sitting in your living room on Valentine’s Day after you come home from being out with Jumin all day
-Jumin knows you can’t buy love, so you remind him often that he doesn’t need to buy you so many things, but he likes to spoil you sometimes
-And today is a special occasion which is the perfect excuse to spoil you
-You thank him for all of the wonderful things he bought you
-Some of it looked pricey, so you feel guilty that you didn’t buy him anything so expensive
-Jumin kisses your forehead and tells you he’s glad you liked your presents
-You tell him that you have something for him too, but it’s not very good
-You sneak off and return with the small gift bag you hid from him
-He really likes the tie you gave him, but that picture..
-He gave an unreadable expression and you felt yourself panicking
-“It’s okay if you don’t like it, I’m sor-”
-“___, did you make this?”
-“This is so lovely. How did you manage to make such an adorable drawing?”
-You tell him the drawing is nothing but he doesn’t believe you. He also compliments the love letter on the back, saying he loves you more than you could ever know
-You have a nice dinner at home that night and talk and joke around about anything that comes up
-It was a great day for the both of you
-You have no idea what kind of gifts he would like so you straightforwardly ask him what he wants
-He says “Nothing”
-You think this is a fucking game, Choi???
-Does he really expect you to just sit idly while he works so hard on his present for you? Really?
-I don’t think so
-You can and will give this little ex hacker boy the best present his precious mind could imagine
-That was the plan
-But you can’t find anything in the stores you visit good enough to give him
-He could make a lot of cool electronics anyway, so that marks that possible gift off the list
-You give up, reluctantly
-You have to just make something
-You’re not some mad scientist either so you can really come up with any special machine to make for him
-You have to settle with writing him a little love poem/letter and giving him some dark chocolate
-He does such an elaborate “quest” adventure for you on Valentine’s Day and you only have some shitty poem
-You suck it up and give him the poem and the chocolate anyway, apologizing that you didn’t get him anything else
-While he’s reading it though..
-He starts tearing up??
-Is it okay?? Is he okay??
-But then he hugs you so gently and whispers thank you in your ear
-“Are you okay, Saeyoung?”
-“I’m more than okay. Thank you so much, ___. I love you so so much. Thank you…”
-He actually really loves your “shitty” poem
-He reads it all the time
-This angel deserves the world so you can’t find something worthy of giving him
-He is also the kind of person to not want gifts because he’s that humble
-But you’re not taking no for an answer
-You’re going to get his ass a gift and he’s gonna like it
-Because you can’t find anything good enough
-He doesn’t need anything new for his camera, he doesn’t need any new clothes, he doesn’t even have any particular candy he would like
-How can such an angel be difficult to shop for?
-You have to settle with something else
-You decide to write him a love letter and buy him his favorite flowers
-The letter… was difficult to write
-You couldn’t seem to find the right words to describe how you felt about him
-You loved him too much, you didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it
-But it was as good as you could do
-You wrote that letter at least five times before you settled with a final draft
-He was so romantic on Valentine’s Day
-His attention was on you the entire day
-He bought you jewelry (if your into that) and some new clothes and you loved it
-You… weren’t very confident in your letter
-He loved the flowers, of course
-So you nervously handed him the letter and apologized if it was bad but it was the best you could do
-V starts crying after he reads it
-You’re relationship has been so bumpy because of what happened with Rika, so this letter was the perfect affirmation of your feelings to him
-Even though you’ve both struggled, you still love him
-He never thought he would love anyone after Rika, but here you are
-He clings to you and tells you how much he loves you too
-He never wants to lose you
-You assure him that you’re not going anywhere
i cant upload from my phone rip so that’s why a lot of these are late. carry on countdown: roadtrip!! @carryon-countdown (whoops havent tagged in a while).
Mention of sexual content (not explicit at all)
Think about the feelings that we hide.
That’s where we’re going.
All we have to guide us is a rental car, Google Maps (with a shit load of data), and a playlist hooked up to the Bluetooth speakers.
The story here is not of interest. It doesn’t stem from curiosity and meticulous plans. There was no lead up, with tickets and worn excitement over months and weeks, packing for foreign seasons and learning the language. It was just an extension. A Grimm(-Pitch-Snow) family holiday that we didn’t want to end. We woke up, washed in sunlight through the sheer white curtains that we forgot to cover with the block-outs. Baz had gazed at me over crumpled white sheets and a scrunched up duvet. In the yellow morning light, he looked just as he does every morning, but there was adventure in his smile. A question that really didn’t have to be answered.
“Let’s just gun it.”
Our hands are joined over the joystick, light rain speckled over the borrowed car’s windows. Baz has never looked so relaxed, despite the fact he isn’t smiling. His concentration would waver if he showed any emotion, I think: it’s such a task for him. Still, he’s settled back in torn and tattered leather seat, misfitting in such a modern car. His hand barely stops fidgeting over mine as we cross kilometers of deserted roads, not another life in sight.
The music hums low below the sound of the car that intrudes through open windows. The rain joins chorus soon, picking up with no mercy, too fast for Baz to change screen-wipers speeds. For a jolting moment, just as I’m winding the window back up, all we see ahead of us is a shattered blur, that could be consider a road, if one looks at it from an odd angle.
Baz lowers our speed almost completely, crawling along the road for a moment or so.
“We should take a break,” he tells me, words clipped, voice tense. “I don’t feel confident driving in this.”
Despite this, the boy who had been so daring as to chase adventure this morning has fled nowhere. He still sits beside me, hand on mine (even if it’s now a grip), wheeling the car over to a convenient resting spot. I still see the daring in his eyes, though I can’t think what it could be applied to. I can still imagine the risks he’d take over his life, but mine - no, he could never risk that.
“D'you want to move to the backseat while we wait?”
It was one of those moments where it could last forever. Us, the backseat, untouchable to the torrential rain that urged us for entry. Ambiance, we joked. Ambiance and danger had never felt so similar.
It’s hours. No progression, no travel, just hours of sitting (cuddling) in a cheap, overused rental car, in between countries - in between lives. Back in France, we were Simon Snow and Basilton Grimm-Pitch, bound to the rules and curfews of parents, no matter how lenient. Wherever we go after the storm, we can be completely new people, strangers to all. Friends to few. Here in No-Man’s-Land, we’re a happy medium - ourselves. As Simon and Baz, we kiss, and talk, and laugh, eventually coming to the conclusion that car sex needs to be added to and ticked off our bucket lists, as immediate as possible. We’re stuck on the side of a baron road, no signal and no help in sight, but no help is needed at all - time, after all, is ours.
And we’re happy. Finally, after everything. I look at him, dowsed in grey light, smiling up at me, and it’s just the same as this morning.
DUDE THIS SANS
an artsy sans with a GIANT PAINTBRUSH and wears a LONG FREAKING SCARF and is so CUTE!
It was never a question of if I was gonna draw him, but when.
(I might be making a shimeji of him sometime, but don’t quote me on that.)