hc on even and isak (+eskild) going to pride together? xx
yess!!!!!! yes yes yes!!
ok so in my head if isak were to go to pride it would be a Group Effort not just even and eskild… he would need all the support he can get ok
bc here’s the thing about pride - it’s overwhelming, esp if you’re someone whose never really been open about your sexuality, or struggled with internalized homophobia the way isak has. to be suddenly surrounding by so many open + proud gay people, it makes you wonder if you really belong with them. sometimes it feels like you’re making it up bc you’re not as ready as they are to go and make out with your boyfriend in front of the whole world or even just paint rainbows on your face.
and also its just like??? the world has sort of shamed this sort of behavior all of your life, you never see it in tv shows or movies, and isaks never really seen this in his own personal life other than eskild so just to see??? himself in this?? and people like him??? everywhere? and to see them happy??? man it would be SO much for him to take in.
i think he would struggle a lot with whether or not he should go, if he’s ready to be there and be out and have his sexuality on display like that. but eskild thinks it would be good for him, bring him in touch with his own community, so he pesters isak until he gives in.
at first isak isn’t planning on going with anyone other than eskild and even (who he asked hesitantly, in more of a whisper than anything else, a this is really stupid but there’s Pride this weekend and eskilds making me go and i was wondering if …. maybe you would want to come with me to which even smiles a little bit and goes oh yeah im totally down for that! pride last year was really fun and isak’s a little surprised because he never knew that even already did these things, and it makes him feel a little less weird about it)
but then the Boys find out and isak’s sort of embarassed bc he thinks they’re just gonna be like oh. ok. and be weird about it, but they react really well???? and they ask hey that sounds like fun could we come with you?
(jonas noticed how weird isak is acting about it and lowkey thinks he might need a friend there, its his way of asking do you want me to be there for you?)
and isak feels this relief of tension he didn’t even know he had, he didnt know how nice it would feel to have friends who want to be there to support him, even if they’re not gay themselves (as far as we know… [eye emoji])
and jonas tells eva, who tells the rest of the Girls, and they all agree to go together - eva, who’s been growing more and more aware of her own sexuality and thinks that maybe going will help her figure it out, vilde, who has a part of her that really wants to go for some reason and who doesn’t realize why yet, noora, who’s already been so many times with eskild and loves it, sana, who feels a bit nervous about probably being the only girl there wearing a hijab but ready to support isak + prove that her religion doesnt make her any less supportive, and chris, who just really wants to get drunk lbr.
so it becomes a Group Thing and isak never meant it to but he feels like he can breathe a little bit easier, it doesnt feel so weird, its obvious now that it never had to be a thing he had to keep a secret.
➸ Chapters: P1234E Summary: Taehyung: killer of flowers and wrecker of hearts. With a high school history you can’t get over and a problematic roommate you can’t avoid, life is great until you live under Kim Taehyung’s roof.
A/N: To everyone who sent me messages through out this journey encouraging me to continue, I just want to say thank-you so much. Feedback is so important for writers even on anon, you as the reader have so much power to encourage creativity. Every writer would appreciate some love, so if you do read a fic you like, swing the writer a message of encouragement. Nine times out of 10, they are insecure about their writing and are unsure if they should continue it. So thank-you my loves - my little suns (im so done with sunflower puns that I’m going to avoid them in future).
“Y/N, it was lovely catching up with you again. You’ve blossomed into such a lovely woman!” Jimin says, loosening his suit tie. Jimin was a corporate soldier of an entertainment company now and had spent the afternoon filling you in on the happenings around town since you moved away. You admittedly struggled to keep his close friendship, but his friendship you kept nonetheless. You were back for good and Jimin was happy to welcome you back so long as you paid for lunch. “Oh yeah, have you seen Taehyung lately? I heard he’s back around too.”
“Not yet.” you say, lifting your wrist to check the time. “Soon though.”
“You know, we all knew you two were a thing in college. Just didn’t think it would’ve ended up the way that it did but I’m proud you two followed your dreams. I can’t wait to meet your boyfriend though, he sounds like a catch.”
“Thanks Jimin, it means a lot to hear that from you.” you say, watching him walk backwards towards his car. “My boyfriend isn’t that much of a catch, he’s very annoying and not as cool as you.”
“You’re probably right! Hey we need to get together for like a college reunion or something. Minus Mia and Jin of course, I can’t get over how fat your sister is. How do twins…” he gestures towards your stomach. “Fit in there?”
“How does a brain…” Pointing up to his head you joke. “Fit in there?”
He laughs loudly before smacking your hand away. “It’s been five years and you’re still so cold to me. Aish, somethings never change.”
“Maybe you’re right but my heart has definitely turned over, I’m just really glad I left, but I’m back now so expect my relentless insults. It’s the only way I can communicate my love for you in a way that won’t upset my boyfriend.”
“That’s fine with me Y/N. I’ll text you later.” he says, smiling his million dollar smile.
“You’re always welcome in my home Jimin, so if you ever need a place to crash, you know my number.” is all you say before he waves goodbye excitingly with his briefcase and getting into his company car and driving away. You watch the red lights of his car fade into the distance.
Everything felt right.
Every light bulb was on.
Everything was where it was supposed to be.
Punching in your apartment code, you take off your heels and put on your slippers. “Hmmm, what’s the amazing smell hun?” you ask, putting your handbag on the vanity by the door.
He runs around the kitchen island with a cheshire grin and a baritone laugh. The sweet sound of happiness and coming home to it made your heart sing, made your heart race and made your heart ..flip because that’s not a nice smell to come home to no matter how hard he tried to woo you.
“I burnt the potatoes, but I ordered pizza, extra pineapple on yours too, so we should be fine for dinner.” he smiles, wrapping his arms around your waist to welcome you home.
“Oh thank god.” You smile, wrapping your arms around his neck. Leaning on your tippy toes, you give him a quick kiss on the lips before muttering, “But did you turn the potatoes off?”
He looks down at you with a vacant expression and you look up at him expectantly. Surely he remembered to turn them off, surely. The smoke alarms go off before he gets to explain that no, he completely forgot and just ordered pizza instead.
You laugh again before swatting him away to turn the smoke alarm and stove top off. Opening the lounge windows to let smoke out, you admire the sun as it descends behind the hills, nothing was more beautiful.
“Y/N.” he whines standing behind you. “What are you looking at?”
Turning to face him, you lean against the window sill and grin. You lied, nothing was more beautiful than him. “Nothing, just the sunset.”
He stands closer and kisses your forehead before turning you to face the sunset again, “Of course you were, my sunflower girl.”