Made this as my first userbox because I’m very proud of Yanderedev. We were all really worried about him for a while because of the amount of work and stress he was taking on and I feel like he needs the love and support~
So proud of Yuzuru Hanyu. Congratulations to Shoma Uno and Boyang Jin. It’s sad that Javier Fernandez didn’t get to defend his gold medal here but at least we got Hanyu back on track. Nathan Chen you can do it. Don’t pressure yourself too much about how many quads you’re gonna do. Figure skating is a brutal sport and you’re still too young to injure yourself to the point you might need to quit the sports. Patrick Chan you made your fans so proud and your short program is the most beautiful to me.
Happy birthday to our most beloved Jeon Boram. Thank you for showering queen’s with love and ‘aeygo’, your smiles and ajumma laughs. No matter what decisions you make in the future, know we will always be behind you, supporting and watching over you. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for being a part of T-ARA ♛
A/N: i wrote this forever ago and just never posted it. this is kinda to celebrate both 200 and 300 followers (what the heck). thank you all so much for your support!! i love each and every one of you!!
All day, Alex had been trying to work up the courage, and he had reached a conclusion.
He could not do this.
John was in the other room, getting ready for their date. Alex pulled out the little velvety box from the inside of his jacket. He opened it and stared at the ring that seemed to be taunting him.
He absolutely could not do this.
John was so nervous that he literally felt like he was going to explode.
He reached in his pocket and felt the small box that contained the biggest risk of his life.
Alex was in the other room, waiting for John, so he felt safe in taking it out and studying the ring that would either catapult him to total happiness or drag him down into rejection and shame.
All of John’s nervous energy was making him feel shaky.
Alex texted Lafayette.
I can’t do this. I can’t.
Alex clicked his phone off and stuffed the ring back inside his jacket. He stood up and began anxiously pacing the living room. His phone buzzed.
Yes, mon ami, you can. He loves you and you’ve been dating forever.
Alex exhaled. He typed out Only a year and two months and hit send, starting to pace again.
John texted Hercules.
To: Hercules Muffin Man
Why did you let me get the ring and everything? I can’t ask him.
John pulled on a hoodie that was probably Alex’s and put the ring box into the front pouch. His phone chimed with a reply.
From: Hercules Muffin Man
I let you buy the ring because I know he’ll say yes.
John’s hands were starting to feel the effects of his nerves and he had to try three times before sending, There’s still a possibility that he’ll say no.
“John? You ready to go?” Alex called. He took a deep breath and bent over to retie his shoelaces, letting the blush on his face fade away. Lafayette had replied with He looks at you like you’re heaven on earth. Don’t reply. Do it. He desperately wanted to take his friend’s advice, but something was holding him back for whatever stupid reason.
“Yeah,” John said, coming out from their bedroom. Alex stared intently at his shoes as a sudden realization hit him. If John said no, he didn’t know if he could go on anymore. He needed John in his life.
That was why he was so hesitant to ask, for fear of ruining everything.
The ring box in his jacket seemed to get hotter, more insistent that he ask.
John grabbed a pair of shoes for himself, slipping them on and tying the laces. The ring box almost fell out of his hoodie’s pouch and his adrenaline spiked crazily, but thankfully it stayed put.
The train ride to the restaurant was torturous. It was too loud to talk but there was so much he wanted to say.
Alex wanted to ask John so badly. He wanted to marry this man, wake up to him every morning, adopt a kid, have a whole life together.
But there was a little nagging worry in the back of his head that John would say no.
“Alex?” John asked.
“Yeah?” Alex responded, not looking up from his food.
“I love you.”
Alex looked up. John was toying nervously with the strings of a hoodie that Alex was positive did not belong to John, but at the moment he didn’t care. Love filled his heart and he fell just that little bit more for this perfect man. “And I love you.”
Alex loved him. Alex would probably not publicly embarrass John by saying no in front of everyone.
John still couldn’t ask.
They went for a walk. The park was well-lit, with tall lamps casting pools of yellow over the grass and cement path. Shadows found their way in where the light didn’t quite meet, and in one of the larger gaps of shadow was where John suddenly found himself stuck to the ground.
He wasn’t actually physically stuck, of course, but something in his brain told him to stop there.
“John? You okay?” Alex asked, backtracking. “You didn’t eat anything funny, did you? You’re not allergic to anything that we ate–”
“Um. No. I’m fine. One question, though.” John reached into his hoodie pocket and nervously pulled out the box.
“What’s that?” Alex asked, peering down at John’s hands.
John got down on one knee.
“I, uh, um, we’ve been dating for a while, and I really love you, and, uh, I was wondering…”
John’s voice trailed off at Alex’s surprised expression, and he gulped when Alex shook his head.
“No way,” Alex breathed, pulling his box out of his jacket. “You beat me to it.” John’s mouth fell open, and Alex smiled at how absolutely adorable his boyfriend looked in that moment.
John struggled for a second and then opened the box. “Alexander Hamilton, will you marry me?”
“Yes. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes,” Alex said. He opened his own box. “John Laurens, will you marry me?”
“Duh! Yes! I love you, you idiot,” John said, getting up and tackling Alex in a hug.
After they’d kissed a few times, John slid the engagement ring onto Alex’s ring finger, and Alex slid the engagement ring onto John’s ring finger. John could feel happy tears starting to well up and kissed Alex again.
They went back to their apartment, hand in hand, and once they got inside, John kissed Alex again.
“I took a risk,” John whispered, his face only millimeters from Alex’s.
“It paid off,” Alex whispered back, and then he closed that final distance.
Later, when they were in bed, Alex fell asleep on John’s shoulder, and John smiled widely up at the ceiling.
He was engaged to the love of his life, and he knew he was the happiest person on earth.
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The thing I love most about this cast is how much they all care so much, and so passionately. About the characters, about the play itself, and about the audience. They love this thing that they’re a part of, and they’re constantly desperate to better it, and they really listen to our feedback and take it on board, and you can feel the love in their performances.
I spoke to Theo about how I felt proud of how far the cast has come over the last month, and said that probably sounded weird, but he said that actually no, we’re all on a journey together. The people who come back see the development over time, and we’re the only people who do apart from the cast and creatives, and he said he’s glad that we’re so invested in it, and that it means so much to us. And I think that seems to embody the spirit of this cast. Learning and growing and taking pride in and ownership of the play, and being glad that we’re still on board with them and that we still love it. But honestly, how could we not be on board with them when they produce performances like the one we saw today?