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When the Moon Fell in Love With the Sun (Connor Murphy x reader)

((Based off of the P!ATD song “When the day Met the Night”. Also, I know that the sun is the more masculine symbol, but I kept it the same because of their personalities…..but like seriously listen to the song while reading it, it makes it like 10x better))

*When the moon fell in love with the sun
All was was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night*

You had just moved to the town around two weeks ago. Your family moved here when your dad had been promoted to a higher ranking position in the company. You moved into a large house in a rich person neighborhood to put it simply.

Now you were sitting in the hammock in your backyard, sipping tea and reading a book, enjoying the mid summer weather.

*When the sun found the moon
She was drinking tea in a garden
Under the green umbrella trees
In the middle of summer*

Connor had just gotten in another fight with his parents and decided to leave. He was going on his normal route: go to his backyard, go into the empty houses backyard and take that back way into the forest. There was a bigger opening in that yard, so it just made more sense.

He jumps the fence, his eyes widening as he sees a girl. She was wearing a bright yellow sundress and had a necklace with the sun on it. She looks up, her eyes widening as she sees him, dropping her mug. You almost fall out of your hammock as you get up. You smile softly, trying to ask what he was doing there.

*When the moon found the sun
He looked like he was barely hanging on
But her eyes saved his life
In the middle of summer*

You look into his eyes, noticing the mixture of emotions. Your face immediately softens as you walk towards him. You know what it felt like to be barely hanging on, and that’s how he looked. Now you just felt compelled to help the mystery boy.
“Sorry…. I didn’t know that anyone had moved in.” He mumbles.
“Oh, uh, it’s okay! I was just reading and it was kinda boring. If anything, you just made my summer better. Are you okay though?” You ask, then mentally face palm. That was such an awkward thing to say.

It took a little bit of convincing, but you got him to sit with you. You had now learned his name and that you were neighbors, but you hadn’t brought up why he jumped the fence. You cracked a few jokes ever so often, causing him to smile. “You should smile more.” You said softly, going back to reading. Then he spoke up,

*So he said, “Would it be all right
If we just sat and talked for a little while
If in exchange for your time
I give you this smile?”

You laugh, nodding your head.

*So she said, “That’s okay
As long as you can make a promise
Not to break my little heart
Or leave me all alone in the summer”*,

you joke. You sit and listen to his problems, knowing this won’t be the only time this meeting will happen.

Like you predicted, Connor came around quite frequently. You started making two mugs of tea instead of one, and always had a book for him to borrow.

You two became closer over time. From you two curling up in your hammock, to there being multiple meetings per day.

*Well he was just hanging around
Then he fell in love
And he didn’t know how
But he couldn’t get out
Just hanging around
Then he fell in love*

He was lying awake in bed, unable to get you out of his head. From your (very different and bubbly) personality, your bright eyes, how you’d listen to him and cheer him up. He felt his heart flutter as he thought about you, knowing that it wasn’t a stupid crush anymore. You genuinely cared about him….and he cared about you.You were the reason he was still alive honestly. Clutching on to the moon necklace that you had given him (matching your sun necklace), he grabs his guitar, brushing up on the cords to “When the Day Met the Night”.

He decided to sneak out , jumping the fence and used the ladder from the shed to climb up to your window. He opens the window, setting his guitar inside first. He climbs in, shutting your window. You sit up, jumping as you see his figure.
“Jesus fucking Christ, Con….you scared me.” You mumble, letting out a soft laugh. “What are you doing here anyways?” You say as you put your hair up, fiddling with you sun necklace as he sits on the edge of your bed.
“I came here to tell you that……just listen.” He says shakily, beginning to play his guitar. You smile as you recognize a song that he had sang under his breath the other day. He smiles as the fairy lights above your bed illuminate your face. He begins to sing, the heat rising to your cheeks as you listen to the lyrics, thanking every deity out there that your parents still weren’t back from thir date night out.

*In the middle of summer
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer, summer, summer, summer
When the moon fell in love with the sun
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer, summer, summer, summer
In the middle of summer, summer, summer, summer
The middle of summer, summer, summer, summer
The middle of summer, summer, summer, summer
In the middle of….*

He fades out, looking at you with a nervous smile. You smile widely, scooting closer to him. You set his guitar to the side, wrapping your arms around his shoulders. “Can….can I kiss you Connor?”

He nods his head, leaning in. Your lips meet, feeling fireworks as you touch. His arms snake around your waist as you pull away slowly. “I think I love you.” You both say at the same time. You giggle as he presses his forehead against yours. You take this opportunity to grab his necklace “I never told you this, but” you grab your necklace, fitting the sun and moon charms together, “our necklaces do this.” You blush. He smiles, laying down with you. “Well, our lips do this.” He hums then kisses you again. You laugh as you break the kiss. You curl up with him, the both of you falling asleep, the moon and sun necklace charms still connected. “I love you (Y/N)”
“I love you too, Connor.”

*When the moon fell in love with the sun
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night*

100 Underrated Books #ReadWomen

My friends made a very helpful recommendation list for #readwomen, you can see it here and here. I saw some of my favorite books isn’t listed there, so I thought I’d make my own one. This time featuring my favorite underrated reads from different genre with a heavy emphasis on diversity. Majority of the authors on this list are women of color, and are LGBTQ+ as well. Happy reading!

Young Adult:

1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 
4. Angelfall by Susan Ee   
5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
6. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (tw: rape)
7. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (tw: suicide / dark thoughts)
8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
9. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
10. Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson 
11. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz 
12. Fresh Off the Boat by Melissa de la Cruz 
13. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan 
14. If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
15. Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert  (tw: abuse/violence) 
16. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang  (tw: suicide) 
17. Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetaeni
18. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
19. Huntress by Malinda Lo
20. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
21. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
22. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra Dhonielle Clayton  (tw: body image)
23. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn  (tw: suicide / dark thoughts / abuse)
24. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
25. Prophecy by Ellen Oh 
26. Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
27. The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith  
28. Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
29. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
30. Shutter by Courtney Alameda
31. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
32. Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda 
33. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
34. No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista 
35. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
36. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
37. This Side of Home by Renee Watson
38. The Summer Prince by  Alaya Dawn Johnson 
39. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
40. X by Ilyasah Shabazz 
41. Control by Lydia Kang
42. The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore
43. Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa 
44. The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
45. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
46. Dirty London by Kelley York
47. Freshman Year by Annameekee Hesik
48. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
49. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
50. The Blood Journals by Tessa Gratton
51. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
52. There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
53. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
54. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler 
55. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler
56. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson 
57. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
58. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
59. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
60. Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
61. Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
62. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
63. Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
64. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes  
65. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway 
66. Nearly Goneby Elle Cosimano
67. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
68. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
69. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
70. Daughters unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
71. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
72. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
73. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
74. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Fiction / Historical Fiction: 

75. The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven
76.  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
77. The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 

Adult:

78. A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai 
79. A Welcome to the Underworld by Con Template
80. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
81. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
82. Girl Underwater by Claire Kells

New Adult:

83. Kulti by Mariana Zapata
84. Black Rainbow by J. J. McAvoy
85. Charade by Nyrae Dawn
86. When You Are Mine by Kennedy Ryan
87. Luck On The Line by Zoraida Córdova
88. Black Iris by Leah Raeder  
89. Addicted Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie
90. More Than Fashion by Elizabeth Briggs
91. Second Position by Katherine Locke
92. Imaginary Lines by Allison Parr
93. Georgetown Academy by Jessica Koosed Etting 

Middle Grade:

94: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
95: The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly 
96: Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
97: Shine by Candy Gourlay 
98. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman 
99.  The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz 
100. Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens