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I lowkey kind of dont like the “use pen all the time!!” argument bc while it DOES help alot w making urself feel more sure about your strokes, it can be a real fuckin struggle if youre like me. Like I use pencil bc i can erase, of course, but im scared of pens bc i have such an unsteady hand; its terrible lmao i like clean, crisp lines but i simply CANT do that with pens.
Those penmanship videos?? The speeddrawing videos with perfect slow lines?? I cant do that; my hands get all shaky and the lines come out too wobbly. So i have to do quick strokes to make anything look decent. Bt that means if I do that with pen, theres a 95% chance that the lines will overlap and get messy n wobbly, its ugly™. Pencil makes it look nicer bc i can erase those 15 extra, unnecessary lines i keep accidentally making
I dunno what the point of this was, just that my hands are shaky, not all artistic advice works for everyone, and dont feel bad if some of the professional art tips just Dont work with you.
A/N: This is the first story that ive ever posted on tumblr and I’m not that great of a writer so bare with me please!
Everybody was born with a soulmate.
Once you’ve reached a certain age, a tattoo is engraved into your skin with the date that you will meet your soulmate. The week after your 10th birthday, you woke up to see a date that you’d never forget engraved into your arm in small cursive letters.
April 21, 2017
You remember jumping out of the bed in excitement, running up to your mom who was in the kitchen cooking breakfast. You shouted excitedly about the new tattoo on your arm with a smile on your face and waved your arm around for your mother to see while your mom stared down at you with a happy glimmer in her eyes.
After that you began to mark down the days until you met your soulmate. Back then it had felt like such a long wait, but now you were 19 years old and you were only a day away from meeting your soulmate.
You had been through a lot ever since the day you had gotten your tattoo. The biggest thing was when you found out that you didn’t only like boys, girls too. You didn’t realize you had a thing for girls until mid 6th grade. Apparently a new student had arrived at your school named Jennie. Throughout the entire day you kept hearing over and over again how beautiful the new student was at school. Boys already wanted to date her and girls already envied her. You thought everybody was exaggerating until she walked into your 6th period math class.
She had long wavy brown hair, a slight baby face, and an accent that had somehow made her even more attractive than she already was. You found yourself thinking about her 24/7 and you knew that this definitely was not the feeling of just wanting friendship with her. As time went on you continued to develop an even bigger crush on Jennie even though you knew she wasn’t your soulmate. Eventually your crush on her was forgotten when you finally reached 9th grade and you ended up going to separate high schools.
Now it was April 20, 2017 and you were a day away from meeting your soulmate. It was hard not to think about tomorrow. At this point you’ve started to lose track of how many times you’ve tried to distract yourself and failed. You couldn’t help but wonder how your soulmate looked, if your soulmate was going to be a boy or a girl, if they had a terrible personality or not. This was going to be the person you would be spending the rest of your life with, it made perfect sense that you were as nervous are you were. You didn’t want your soulmate to be disappointed when they saw your face. It didn’t help that you were the first in your group of friends to find their soulmate, so it’s not like you had anybody to ask for advice.
You sighed, trying desperately to focus and pay attention to the show you were trying to watch but failed. Even though it was probably hopeless, you grabbed your phone to call Y/BF/N and ask her for advice.
“What if they hate me?” Rosé asked before throwing a grape into her mouth.
“I’m sure they won’t hate you Rosé, you’re great, plus they’re your soulmate. It’s impossible for them to hate you.” Lisa rolled her eyes and grabbed a grape out of a bowl.
Rosé sighed, “I know, but I can’t help it.” Rosé paused for a second, “Oh my God! What if it’s a guy?”
Lisa scoffed, “Rosé, you’re basically the gayest gay that ever gayed. It’s definitely not going to be a guy.”
Rosé stood up, “I mean you never know! It could literally be anyone! It could be my next door neighbor for crying out loud!”
Lisa looked at her in confusion, “Your next door neighbor is Jisoo, you think your soulmate is Jisoo?”
“No! It’s just an example Lisa,” Rosé shrieked and tossed a pillow at Lisa and sat down in frustration. Lisa was definitely not helping Rosé’s current situation at all.
Lisa laughed and moved the pillow to the side, scooting closer to Rosé, “Look, I know you’re really nervous but you really shouldn’t be. You’re meeting your soulmate, your destined to be together forever. Trust me, they won’t hate you.”
“I know, it’s just hard not to think about you know? I wonder what they’ll look like and how they’ll act? I wonder if we’ll hate each other when we first meet and then fall in love? It’s all so weird and foreign to me.” Rosé frowned while looking down at the mark on her arm.
April 21, 2017. Rosé was having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that’d she’d be meeting the person she has to spend the rest of her life with in less than 24 hours. It feels like it was just yesterday when she found the letters and number engraved onto her arm right after her 10th birthday.
Rosé found out that she liked girls pretty early on. Her first crush was in 5th grade year when a girl named Chaeyoung, who ironically shared the same name with Rosé, walked into the classroom. She developed a crush on her almost instantly but it didn’t last very long. Chaeyoung ended up moving halfway through the year. Rosé never made a very big deal over liking girls either. She thought it was a normal thing and her parents didn’t seem to care very much either. After that Rosé developed a few more crushes and even ended up with one girlfriend, but that didn’t last very long either. It was expected since the girl wasn’t her soulmate, but it’s nice to know what it feels like be in a relationship.
“You know what? Why don’t we binge watch some kdramas then go to sleep. How does that sound?” Lisa gave Rosé a soft smile.
Rosé nodded, “That sounds amazing right now.”
April 21, 2017
You were a nervous wreck.
The one bad thing about the tattoos engraved on your skin, was that they didn’t tell you the time or the place that youd end up meeting your soulmate. Most people usually just go outside and walk around until they eventually meet their soulmates, which is exactly what you were doing right now.
You had woken up at about 2 PM today, which resulted in you panicking and worrying about being late, until you remembered that you were destined to meet this person and there was no way that you weren’t going to meet them. You had bolted out of bed and dressed as nicely as possible, but not too nice. You didnt want to look like you were putting too much effort into your appearance.
After that you had gotten breakfast at a nearby cafe and started going for a walk through the park, at this point your feet were starting to get tired and you took a seat down at a nearby bench and sighed. It felt like you were never going to meet your soulmate at this point. What if your soulmate hated you? What if destiny messed up somehow and accidentally put you with some random stranger that youd end up despising? What if-
Suddenly in the middle of your panicked thoughts, you heard the sound of footsteps approaching your area, making you whip around to see who the mysterious person was.
As soon as you laid eyes on the girl, a gasp escaped your lips. The girl was gorgeous, almost breathtaking in your eyes. She had strawberry blond hair flowing down her shoulders and a sweet aura surrounding her. A petite frame and small face.
It was hard to explain the way you felt when you saw her, all that you knew in that moment was that she was definitely going to be your soulmate and you had absolutely no problem with that. You stood up with your heart pounding in your chest and greeted her.
“Hi, I’m y/n,” You say with a small smile. You don’t know how you weren’t a stuttering mess at this point, but you weren’t complaining.
“Hi, I’m Rosé,” She says smiling back at you.
Both of you just stand there for a minute, taking each other in. It was weird, thinking about how the person that was standing in front of you would be the person youd be with for the rest of your life.
“Oh! These are for you by the way!” Rosé said suddenly, removing her hand from her back which held a bouquet of flowers. She shyly handed them to you with a blush on her cheeks and backed away a bit.
A small laugh escaped your lips, “Thank you, they’re really pretty.”
Rosé smiled, “So, I guess we’re soulmates now?” She said with an awkward laugh.
“Yeah, I guess so, and I have to admit, I’m not very disappointed at all.”
Rosé chuckled, “I would say the same, but we barely know anything about each other.”
You grinned, “Then how about we get to know each other better over a cup of coffee?”
Rosé nodded, “Yeah, I’d like that a lot.” She boldly grabbed your arm and led you to the nearest coffee shop, both of you with huge grins on your faces as you rushed to get to know the person you’ve been waiting your entire life for.
1 year later
It’s been a year since the day you’ve met Rosé, your soulmate. Things were a lot less awkward than they had been back then. Both of you were inseparable at this point and spent every waking moment with each other and you couldn’t be happier.
In the beginning of the relationship things had be quite awkward. Both of you were slightly shy and quiet and slightly confused about what to do with yourselves, but after a few dates you became closer and closer and now you guys were closer than ever.
“Y/N? Are you even paying attention?” Rosé sent you a small playful glare, snapping you back into reality.
“Oh, sorry. I was just thinking.” You gave Rosé an apologetic smile as she rolled her eyes at you.
“You’re always zoning out. What were you even thinking about this time?”
“I was just thinking about us and the first day that we had met.” You say. “It’s our 1 year anniversary today.”
Rosé gasped and shot upright, “Oh my God, i didn’t even realize what today’s date was! I’m sorry I would have gotten you something.”
“Rosé it’s fine, I’m not upset at all.”
“Still, I should’ve planned something for you,” Rosé says falling back onto the couch next to you with a sigh.
Both of you were currently sitting on the couch in your living room, flipping through the channels in boredom. There was nothing good on television during this time of the day and you both knew that, but you still continued to try to find something to watch.
“Do you just want to watch a movie or something?” You ask after giving up on finding something to watch on TV.
“Yeah, actually, I do. At the movie theater!” Rosé said with a grin.
You frowned, “No thanks, I’d rather stay here.”
Rosé looks at you in shock, “But y/n, it’s our anniversary! We can’t just stay in here all day. We have to do something.”
You groan in annoyance, “Okay, fine. Only because I love you and it’s our anniversary.”
Rosé grins and gives you a quick kiss on the cheek, “Good! Now get dressed you potato.”
After a long hour of Rosé getting dressed and you telling her to hurry up, you and Rosé started to walk hand in hand to the nearest movie theater with equally big smiles on your faces.
“What movie are you thinking about seeing?” You finally say, breaking the silence.
“To be honest I’m not too sure. I thought we’d just pick something once we get there.”
You nodded and continued to walk hand in hand with Rosé. There was a comfortable silence around the two of you, but something about Rosé seemed off to you. It seemed like she was thinking hard about something but you couldn’t quite figure out what it might be.
“Rosé? Is something wrong?” You ask and let go of her hand, pausing in the middle of the sidewalk with her in front of you.
Rosé chews on her lip for a second, then starts talking, “I just can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we’ve met. It feels like it was just yesterday when I was freaking out over meeting you and wondering who my soulmate would be. Now we’re here, walking to the movies a year later and I’m closer to you than anybody else. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m really thankful for you, y/n. Before you the only friends that I really had were Lisa and Jisoo, and I love them and all but sometimes I’d still feel lonely you know? Ever since you’ve came into my life that’s changed. I feel comfortable around you, and at home.”
You look at her in shock, not expecting that sudden confession from your soulmate and girlfriend. You’re positive that your face is probably on flames right now and she probably notices, but you can’t help but smile.
“You know, I’m really happy you’re my soulmate.”
She grabbed your hand and started walking again, “I know. Who wouldn’t be happy to be my soulmate?”
Usually you’d roll your eyes and push her, but for once you had let it slide and just gave her a small smile, because you were happy that she turned out to be your soulmate. You were happy that she turned out to be the one.
I really, REALLY wish I could draw right now, because I'd send you a picture - Anna in the backseat of a car belting "Bohemian Rhapsody" while Elsa and Kristoff (who's driving) are in the front seat looking murderous. And send it at 4am.
:DD seriously if you did that I would be so happy and ticked off and the same time because (even though I dunno what time zone you’re in it’s 4 AM YOU SHOULD BE SLEEPING AND RECOVERING)
…so I did this
…Even if it’s more of a scrawl than anything, not even a sketch (seriously. I even forgot to draw Kristoff’s pupils).
And I’m not sure I’ll be able to post anything coherent at 4 am, so I’m posting it now.