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Ladies and gentlemen, my life, my heart, my baby, I give to you, Roman Reigns. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
(This is footage from my personal camera roll from the day he came to Philly for Wizard World (Comic-Con). Security was tight that day and they weren’t letting him touch anyone (people be trippin here in Philly) but he broke all the rules for the little kids.)
Someone at the Agent Carter panel asked Hayley if she thought Dottie could ever be redeemed and come over to the “good” side and Hayley said no because the best part of their relationship is that they are each other’s nemesis and they respect each other so much and I was like YASS QUEEN PREACH.
Since everyone’s sharing their Tom stories and I’ve finally been able to gather my thoughts enough to jot something down, I guess I’ll join in! So starting with the photo-op: like everyone else, I was freaking out. Like, really freaking out. It got worse the closer I got to the front of the line. I’ve been dying to meet Tom for 3 years now, got close to meeting him 2 times previously but failed. Now it was finally gonna happen, and I felt totally helpless and unprepared. What was I going to say?? How to pose?? I wanted to hug him, was dying to, but was so afraid that it would end up being awkward. After all, I am awkward almost 100% percent of the time.
Fast-forwarding to the moment of truth: when I finally got on the other side of that big red curtain, I was shaking and my heart was beating out of my chest. I was completely unaware of the people going in front of me, as I was anxiously preoccupied with handing over my ticket and putting all of my other stuff on the table. Suddenly, I realized that it was my turn. About four complete strangers were all staring in my direction, and most importantly, so was Tom.
My heart skipped a beat as I walked over to him with a big grin on my face. I think I said “hi” but I don’t actually remember hearing anything come out of my mouth. He grinned and said “hi” back, holding out his arm. Mustering my courage, I went for the hug. His arm was around my waist, but all that I had suddenly become intensely aware of was the fact that my hand was ON HIS ABS. All I could think was “wow”, but then it got EVEN BETTER. He LAUGHED. ACTUALLY LAUGHED. THE LEGENDARY HIDDLES LAUGH. RIGHT IN MY EAR. As he did, his abs moved beneath my hand, and I swear I almost died. Right there. On the spot. But somehow, I managed to smile and not look like a complete idiot. I survived the “ehehe”.
When I started to walk away, he was still grinning and I think I thanked him but I don’t really remember. I was kind of in a daze after that, but I managed to stumble over to the table, gather my things, and exit the booth.
Moving on to the autograph: now, this didn’t go at all as planned considering the fact that I ended up pretty far back in line. Tom was really behind schedule at this point (due to the inefficiency of Wizard World’s scheduling) and he ended up being really rushed. The staff were saying that he “had to go” and that he was doing “no more hugs” and “no more personalizations”. Luckily, I hadn’t planned on asking for a hug anyway. I’ll admit that I was irritated and angry because I had watched so many fans go before me and get so much time with him, not rushed at all. But I got to the point where I was ready to accept whatever happened and just appreciate getting to meet him and give him the painting I made for him.
When I finally got up there (it was quite a long wait), I watched him sign my photo (personalized despite the new “rule”), and he said my name (Madison) as he wrote it. I almost died again. Then he looked up, and I handed him my painting of Loki, saying “Tom, this is for you.” He took it and paused, his eyes widening. “Wow,” he said. “That’s amazing.” He then made eye contact with me and said very sincerely: “Thank you.”
And in that moment, it was all worth it. It gave me so much joy just to make his day even a little bit better. Seeing him so exhausted and rushed made me extremely frustrated with whoever overbooked him, and by that point I was feeling quite guilty but protective of him at the same time. I responded with “Thank YOU”, and went on my way, feeling very appreciative and lucky that he had even decided to come all the way to Philly and spend two full days with his fans. He is such a special, special man, and he deserves all the happiness in the world.
Dress rehearsal was a success!! We dont want to spam everyone so we will be uploading shots in a queue over the next two days, then after Saturday of con we should have some more. Our professional shoot isnt until next week, so stay tuned guys! Lots of content to come!
Summary: It’s the first day of the Convention and you can’t wait to get started and finally see Sebastian. Everything goes according to plan, that is until you find out what exactly it is you’re supposed to be doing. Things do seem to end in your favor, though. An outcome which I’m sure benefits both in the party.
Pairing: Sebastian Stan x Reader (special appearance made by Mackie)
Warnings: Mean Philly driver and a GIF to make ya swoon. Also the F word
A/N: Here’s part 2! I hope it’s not too long and that y’all enjoy it. Feedback and comments are always much appreciated.
There it is, the Philadelphia Convention Center, home for the Philly branch of the Wizard World Comic Con. Just a few more steps across the street an-
“LADY, WATCH WHERE YOU’RE GOING!” That paired with a blarring car horn snapped me out of my day dream and revealed to my eyes that I was standing in the middle of the walkway.
“Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry!” I yelled as I scrambled to finish crossing the road. Reaching the safety of the sidewalk and I take a deep breath to calm my heart from my near death experience. Looking up, once more at the center, I find peace and smile. Today is going to be a dream come true and no stupid driver is going to ruin that. Squaring my shoulders I march my way inside. Right as I entered I saw the volunteer check in point. Going up to one of the open booths I approach a sweet looking old lady.
Giving a gentle smile she greets me, “Hi there sweetheart, what’s your name?”
After typing in my name she seems to find me and once again looked at me with a smile. “Here you are! It looks like you’ve been assigned autograph detail. If you go back where you entered, go up the escalator to the main con floor and you’ll see the set up of the tables where the autographs will be taking place. Go there and you’ll be assigned who you’ll be working with.”
“Oh! Wow! Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!”
“You too sweetie,” she said as I started walking away. I waved back and started booking it to the escalators. I couldn’t believe my luck! Signing up for this con was non specific so you couldn’t pick what area you wanted to work in, it was honestly luck of the draw, but deep down I had prayed every night that I would be assigned to work the autograph tables. The fact that this happened? AJKAKDHEIDB!!! Daydreaming was over as I reached the top and made my way to the main floor, easily spotting the area described by the kind old lady. It was already littered with people sporting the classic orange shirts indicating who was a volunteer. I went up to the woman wearing nice casual clothes and holding a clipboard, figuring she would be my next check in point.
“Hi, I’m here to get my assignment. My name is Y/N.”
The lady looked at me then back at her clipboard then, again, back at me with a look of relief. “Oh thank goodness! Haha I am so happy you came, you’re in charge of one of our more busier tables and actors today.”
She must have seen my look of worry because she quickly put up her free hand and started shaking her head. “Oh no, don’t worry you aren’t late or anything! I just always get this way when waiting for those taking care of our high profile guests.”
I finally let out the air I was unknowingly holding in, “Oh thank God. I was nervous there for a second haha. So what table will I be working?”
“Oh yeah! You need to know that so you can actually do your job, right? Haha You will be working Mr. Stan’s table!”
And for what felt like the tenth millionth time today, I couldn’t breathe. “I’m sorry, who?”
“Sebastian Stan. You know, plays Winter Soldier also known as Bucky Barnes? He has other roles, but that one seems to be his most popular role to date.”
I’m going to have a fucking heart attack, but mama’s gonna fake till she makes it! With a hopefully believable nonchalant attitude I reply, “Oh yes! I think my roommate told me he was coming here. Wow, that’s an amazing position, thank you.”
“Oh no, thank you! With Infinity War about to come out loads of people are going to be waiting to meet him. So, you will be incharge of managing the line while he meets the fans and you will also walk him back and forth from the backstage area to the table and viceversa. Any questions?” She asked with a calm smile.
Yes actually, where is the roof access so I can jump off. “No none at all.”
She squealed in content. “Amazing! I have a feeling you’ll do amazing with this job! And even better? He’s already in the back behind those black curtains! So, you can go back there and get started. You know, make sure he has what he needs. Markers, water and whatever. Just remember that the con starts in a half hour and that’s also when his first signing session is”
I just kept smiling, “Wow! That is amazing! Aha alright, well I’ll just….go to him. Bye!”
“Have fun!” She yelled as I walked away. I’m going to die today. So much for my foolproof plan of not making a total dweeb of myself!
Entering the backstage area, I scan the area and let out a deep breath. Looks like he’s not here yet, so I can run to the bathroom quickly to clea- As I am lost in my thoughts and turning to leave, I am knocked down to the floor by a wall I could have sworn wasn’t behind me 2 seconds ago.
“HAHAHA Damn Stan! Hurting those giving their time. Now that’s cold, even for you Winter boy."
"Oh God, I’m sorry!” I would know those deep voices anywhere. Oh my God, I haven’t even looked at him and I’ve already made a fool of myself!
I hear instant laughter and look up to see Anthony Mackie standing next to the beautiful Romanian himself, looking quite shocked and…bashful?
“I said that out loud, didn’t I?"
Anthony laughed once more. "You sure did girly! Now Stan, stop your staring and help the little lady up!"
Sebastian was staring right back at me before he shook himself out of whatever daze he was in and offered his hand. "Oh God, yeah. Once again, I really am so sorry,” he looked down at my name tag, “Y/F/N.”
I grabbed it and he lifted me off the ground. I dusted off my hands and looked back into those deep baby blue eyes.
“It’s alright, really! I wasn’t looking where I was going. Plus I tend have a bad habit of walking into things. Never a person though. Wow I’ve gotten bad now. I’m really sorry!”
He smiled at me for a second before releasing a cute chuckle and looking down and his feet,
“It’s quite alright doll, you did no harm. Plus, it was I who wasn’t looking where I was going. I mean honestly, how could I miss such a sweet face in such a bright shirt?”
I bet my shirt wasn’t the only bright thing after he said that. Trying to make light of the situation I gave a shy smile and picked at my shirt. “Well, turns out you’ll be seeing a lot of this ugly thing because I am your little helper today. I’ll be walking you to and from the autograph stations and getting you whatever you need.”
Mackie let out a hearty laugh and clapped Sebastian on his back. “Dang girly, you sure are making my boy’s day here! Well, I’ll leave you two too..you know get to know each other. Don’t want to get in your line of work madam. See ya!”
I watched him walk away then turned towards Sebastian to see him already looking at me, again. “Guess, It’s just us two now.”
I smiled, “For about 15 more minutes and then you’ll be flooded by your adoring fans while also getting a severe cramp in your hand from signing.”
He chuckled a bit and God, could I listen to that for the rest of my life. “Am I in company of one right now?” He must have read my confusion as he continued on. “Are you a fan?”
The question of all questions. How do I answer this without making a complete fool of my-
“Oh sweetheart I would say I’m absolutely smitten with you not just simply a fan.” The second I registered my mouth’s betrayal to my thoughts, my eyes swelled to the size of Jupiter and my hands instantly covered my mouth. As if the world wasn’t mocking me enough today, Sebastian went into a fit of giggles. Somehow a rush of playfulness and comfort came over me as I gently swatted his arm. “Oh stop it! It’s not funny,” as I start to laugh along with him.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” he said as he started calming down and gazing intently into my eyes. “I’m just glad we happen to be on the same page because I must say I believe I’m a bit smitten with you myself.”
WELL COLOR ME SURPRISED AND SHOCKED OUT OF MY MIND! and not just because the oh so suave Bucky Barnes just said he happened to have taken quite the liking to me in such a short amount of time, it’s also because some of Kaylie’s pep talk seemed to finally take effect.
“Well would you look at that. Great minds think alike.” His smile seemed to get brighter as he stepped just a little bit closer to me.
“You know, I’d like to pick that mind of yours. Maybe over some coffee after all this is over?” I was going to answer, but as soon as I opened my mouth, the same woman I checked in with came though the curtain.
“Hello, Mr. Stan, Alexa. The fans have started making there way in and it’s time for you to start making your way to the tables. See you out there!” She quickly ran out to inform the other featured guests to go meet the masses. Deciding to let some of my coyness out, I decided to leave his question lingering and started to make my way to the curtain. Before I could even make it three steps away from him, I felt a shock run through my body. Gazing at the culprit he gave me a playful smile.
“You never answered my question doll.” Reluctantly, I gently took my hand from his grasp, but kept my playful demeanor.
“Sorry honey, but we have work to attend too.” I resumed walking towards the curtain, this time with Sebastian following me. Right before I opened the black fabric to gift the con goers the beautiful man behind me, I looked back at him once more.
“Plus, I think we can do better than coffee.” As I finally walked out of the secluded area and onto the main floor. I heard him chuckle and muffle under his breath,