shout out to people who have really morally wrong intrusive thoughts! people who know those things are wrong and can’t stop thinking about them, people who are disgusted by themselves. you aren’t disgusting! those thoughts aren’t you and you can’t control them! it’s ok, you’re a good person.
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! I hope everyone had a wonderful day, and I hope this fic makes it a little better!
This was written for @percyyoulittleshit who gave me the prompt:
“So let me get this straight. You want to hire me to be your date to a Valentine’s Party?” I hope it lives up to your standards, Mari!
“So let me get this straight. You want to hire me to be your date to a Valentine’s Day party?”
Annabeth sighed. Honestly, it sounded terrible when you said it that way. Well, she guessed that it would probably sound horrible any way you said it.
“Yes,” she snapped, tapping her foot against the sidewalk. “You just have to come to the party with me. We only have to stay for a few hours.”
Percy was silent as he considered. He was loading his band equipment into the back of his Jeep. Annabeth had seen him outside when she got home from track practice, which is when she decided to cross the street to his house and solicit his help.
warnings: so many perspective changes, i didn’t proof read it, swears (duh), mention of genetalia (jared says dick), um and i think thats it???
WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO…..
Jared: I can pick you up from school on Monday?
Shit, school. If you saw him at school you wouldn’t be able to just walk past without tackling him in a hug… and then he’d find out.
Y/N: i don’t know if i’ll go to school that day, i think i’m coming down with something.
Jared obviously knew you were lying. So he lied back.
Jared: But we have that special assembly
Y/N: we do??
Jared: Yeah I forgot what it’s on but I heard it’s super important.
Y/N: shit then i guess i have to go
Y/N: what period is it?
Jared: End of the day
Perfect, you could just go last period and leave and not have to face Jared confrontation until… Tuesday.
Y/N: u know what?? just remembered i have plans?
Jared: Can’t you get out of them? I feel like I’m worth it ;)
Y/N: lol of course you are! but it’s family bowling night so,,,, no
Jared: Well it’ll happen eventually.
Jared was right, it would. A lot sooner than you wished, too. After quickly convincing your parents to skip all but last period, you texted Jared good night and then fell asleep full of anxiety of the day ahead.
Days have passed. The amount of times you have seen Jared pass you in the halls and you haven’t said anything is unbearable, for the both of you.
Jared would have to pretend like he didn’t know who you were and continue just walking, Evan’s talking mumbled by his thoughts. He didn’t even make eye contact with you and has only seen you in his peripheral vision.
And, fuck, his peripheral vision didn’t give him much to go off of but you looked fucking amazing. A million times better than just seeing you on Instagram from his phone. Seeing you out of the corner of his eyes for a split second every now and then almost killed him.
Jared: Wait I have no idea how to do APBio project
Y/N: ugh too long to type and explain
Jared: Then just FaceTime me lol
Y/N: my hair is messy
Y/N: and im in my pajamas
Y/N: so no
Jared: and I care because????
Y/N: i care!
Jared: Fine then call me
…Should you? I mean, there’s no harm. It’s just your voice. But what if you get major phone anxiety or he thinks your voice is ugly.
Y/N: i was about to go to bed :( sorry
Jared: Bullshit it’s like 10pm
Before you could respond with a snarky comment, your phone started buzzing and Jared’s ringtone (which may or not be ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’) started playing.
You answered it but immediately muted yourself.
“Uh… hello?” You said nothing. “Y/N, I know you’re there, it stopped ringing,” he chuckled a bit. You face flushed when he said your name. “Ok, whatever. Anyways, so this project. I kinda dozed off when Ms. Years was saying all the instructions so I thought I could ask someone else from the class but the only person I know was absent and so I tried to ask Ms. Years what to do and she just gave me, like, a vague and sarcastic response and I remember you talking about Ms. Years and you’re probably a good student so…”
As Jared rambling continued you started to feel more and more guilty. You clicked the home button and went back to texting.
Y/N: jared tbh i really don’t wanna explain i barely even get it myself i wouldn’t know how to explain
You heard his phone vibrate and he stopped talking and sighed, “Okay, we’re doing this. Well, y/n, I really don’t to fail this project. I can barely hold a C so I need to get a good grade on this.”
Y/N: i thought u were like,,, top of ur class??
He chuckled, “Yeah in all of them except fucking biology. That godforsaken class will be the death of me.” You laughed and your feelings sank when you realized he couldn’t hear you.
Y/N: bio is like the one class im good at
Jared chuckled and your heart fluttered, “Of course you are. But…” he dragged out the word and you frowned.
Y/N: i know, im just nervous
He sighed, “I guess I’ll ask someone else?”
Y/N: sorry :(
And with that, the call ended.
Almost a week passed and Jared wouldn’t barely talk to you. If he did it was one or two-word answers. So when he sent a paragraph it surprised you.
Jared: Ok so I wrote into Catfish I wanna get your opinion on my letter.
Jared: I’ll just copy and paste
Jared: “Yo Nev and Max,
It’s ya boy, Jared. So y/n is my soulmate, I haven’t really talked with them for long but, get this, I’ve never heard their voice and they’ve only sent me one picture! I know. And, even crazier, we go to the same school and are in the same grade! So when I looked for a y/n y/l/n in our yearbook, I did not see the face from the pictures but someone completely different! I know, it’s wild.
If you would help me, that’d be dank lol thanks.”
Jared: I feel like it’s funny and they’d prob pick it up because it’s not like any of their other stories!
Jared was obviously being sardonic and passive aggressive. In any normal situation, you would’ve responded with wit but all the things he said started to process in your head. You could almost hear the gears turning in your brain.
Jared: y/n, why did you lie?
Y/N: i’m so sorry, jared
Jared: …y/n, why did you lie?
Y/N: i was insecure and scared? i know i know thats not a good enough excuse but i never thought id get caught
Jared: You never thought one of these days one of us would just crack or cave at school?
Y/N: i almost did plenty of times tbh
Jared: The amount of effort it took for me to not just run up to you whenever I saw you were…. tremendous
Y/N: how long have you known?
Jared: Literally since the beginning lol
Y/N: im so sorry
Jared: Can we, like, actually talk now or FaceTime or something, please?
Jared: It’s in the middle of the day so dont say you were about to sleep
Jared: Oh no what is there more?
Y/N: im aNXiouS
Jared: So fucking am I! Actually seeing your face and hearing you speak at the same time is literally all I’ve wanted since I had a panic attack on your thigh
That warmed your heart made your goofy smile stick onto your face. Something surged within you and you decided to make a bold move.
Less than a ring later, Jared’s forehead popped up onto your screen. “Holy shit, you initiated it,” he breathed. Your camera was facing the ceiling, “Where are you?”
“Contemplating whether or not to hang up and just cry instead.”
Jared gave a shaky breath but you saw the corners of his eyes scrunch up, meaning he was smiling. “Someone grab the camera my baby said their first words!”
You snorted, “Oh my god, Jared.”
“Just… so much happened in a split-second, I got a little dizzy.”
You stifled a laugh but your smile was still ridiculously wide, “What do you mean?”
“You laughed, no, you snorted, y/n, and damn it was adorable and made my heart, like, stop for a second. Then, oh boy, then you said my name and my heart stopped again and then I almost hung up the call to call an ambulance.”
“Why didn’t you?” you pressed on, teasing him.
“Prop up the camera so I can, like, look at you while you talk,” he told you, not answering the question.
With a shaky hand, you obeyed and the camera showed you, cross legged on your bed, and fiddling with your fingernails. “Now you do it.” You refused to make eye contact with the camera but out of the corner of your eyes, you saw Jared look at his screen in disbelief and immediately found something to lean his phone on. You really could only see his torso and up, but it was more than enough.
You looked up at him through your eyelashes, your nerves eating away at you.
“Shit, you’re stunning.”
The corners of your mouth perked up, “I would say the same but from what I’ve seen, you’re much more adorable in person.”
Jared smirked, “Damn right, I am. But holy shit, I just want to take a moment to appreciate your… charismatic smile.”
You snickered, throwing your head back a little, “Charismatic? That’s not usually a word I hear to describe someone’s smile.”
“Not just someone, you.”
“Jared, you’re such a sap.”
“It’s a charming quality, right?”
You and Jared stayed together, talking, for hours. You only realized it when the sun started rising through your window.
“Shit, we have school, Jared.”
“Wait, just… Stay right there.”
You did and you saw his phone flash. “…Did you just take a screenshot of me?”
“The sun made your skin glow. It was too enchanting to not take a screenshot.”
You giggled at him and saw the screen flash again. “Jared!” You scolded, “You’re lucky you’re my soulmate.”
“Sorry! Your laugh was captivating.”
“Did you just pause me?” you asked him, feigning offense.
He snickered, “I wanted to see how photogenic you look in these screenshots. Just gimme a sec.”
“‘Kay but you owe me a Redbull!”
“Deal. What time is it?” he asked.
“Maybe we should both take a quick catnap and I’ll pick you up,” he offered.
“And end our fifteen-hour call? Never!” you laughed, doodling on your arm.
“Y/N… stop drawing dicks on my wrist.”
Jared ended up opting out of picking you up because he knew he wouldn’t be able to keep his hands off you for an entire car ride. So as you were waiting for Jared in the cafeteria, you bit your nails and looked around the room again as if he’d magically appear.
Jared, however, saw you. You had your back to him and Jared couldn’t believe this was actually happening. He swallowed his fears and slowly walked up to you, a Redbull in hand.
Before he could reach you, some girl he sort of recognized walked up to you and started talking to you. He couldn’t hear the whole conversation, it’s was like quiet mumbling, but he could tell you were on edge and not really paying attention to her.
Suddenly, Jared and the girl made eye contact. You only then realized it was Alana. She waved at you, “Hey, Jared! How’s your morning been?”
Both you and Jared froze.
Jared took a deep breath and cleared his throat, unaware of the blush forming on his cheekbones. “Well, I owe y/n here a Redbull and I wanted one too but the store only had one, so I guess we’ll have to share it.”
You slowly turned towards him. “Jared,” you breathed. “…JARED!” you now screamed, sprinting the short distance between you and clutched onto him, tears rolling down your face.
Jared staggered back a bit but took your embrace and wrapped his arms around you. “Holy shit, this is real. You’re real,” he said quietly in disbelief.
It felt like hours you two were just there, with each other. Finally.
Alana snapped a picture just before you and Jared slowly pulled away from one another. He held his hands on your waist and you held his biceps. The both of you just stared at each other, smiling, and taking in every feature. “The janitor’s closet next to the math wing is, like, never used.”
“If you lovebirds need a secret place,” she winked and walked away. Jared’s face flushed and you could only muster up a nervous laugh.
After lunch, you didn’t have any classes with Jared. So by the end of the day, you were craving him.
You leaned against his car, waiting for him. Once you saw him exit the building, you called out to him, “Jared, hey!”
He looked instantly relieved to see you and jogged to your position. “Need a ride?” You nodded and held his hand in yours. He squeezed it then let go, “Get in.”
The car ride home was silent, but not uncomfortable. Just being in his presence gave you joy. When you reached a stoplight, you grabbed his right hand and pulled it towards you. You held it on top of your thigh.
“It’s gonna be hard to drive with one hand,” he chuckled.
You rubbed the back of his hand with your thumb, “I think you can manage.”
He got to your house not too long after and when you let go of his hand, both of you felt empty. You sighed, “So…”
You gathered as much courage as you could in a split second and leaned over the console, giving him a quick peck on the cheek. Before Jared knew what was happening, you were out the door, walking to your house, and waving at him.
Jared raised a hand to where your lips met his skin and his felt his hot cheek. He probably was the same shade as a stop sign, but he didn’t care.
With grin basically tattooed onto his face and a twinkle in his eye, he drove himself home, feeling like the king of the world.
there are these two young like 20-something boys boxing in the gym near me right now and they jostle eachother around and fight for like two minutes and then pause to give each other encouragement and check on each other and give pointers before going back to boxing and tbh if this scene doesn’t sum up my fav version of sexual tension idk what does
you know i get it 👈😂👀 being raised ⬆️📈👆 as a superstar 🌟🌠🥇 must be really really difficult 😣🙅🏻♂️🚫 for you 🙎🏻♂️👑🔪1️⃣ always a commodity 💲😳 never a human being 👦🏻🚶🏻🤷🏻♂️ not a single 👆1️⃣ person in your family 👨👦👦🔪💀 thinking you’re worth a damn 💭💰😳 off the court 🥅🤼♂️🏑 yeah sounds rough 😕👎 kevin 👦🏻👑🍸2️⃣ and i talk 🗣😂 about your intricate and endless 😳🔄🙄 daddy issues 👨🏻🔪💉☠️ all the time 😂⏰ i know it’s not entirely your fault 🙅🏻♂️🚫 that you’re mentally unbalanced 💭⚖️❌ and infected 🤒💉😷 with these delusions 😳🌀 of grandeur 👑💰💎😂 and i know that you’re physically incapable 🙅🏻♂️😑 of holding 🙌🤷🏻♂️ a decent conversation 🗣👌🤐 with anyone 👭👬 like every other normal human being 👫😂 can but i don’t 😳❌ think any of us 🦊😕 should have to put up 👆⬆️ with this much of your bullshit 💩🚫😂 pity 😔😓 only gets you so many concessions 😬💁🏻♂️ and you used yours up 👆🤷🏻♂️ about six insults 6️⃣🗣😒 ago so please please 😩🙏🙌 just shut the fuck up 🤐😂 and leave us alone 👏🖕