Here it is finally — James’ POV of the Whispering Room scene from Chain of Gold. I wanted to wait until Chain of Iron was released to give more people a chance to read the book, and also because what we learn in COI does inform the scene. I hope you enjoy!
People say these recent YA fantasy book boyfriends are unrealistic.
Sure bruv, I dont expect you to have mind control and be a vampire that can dual wield swords, but the basic respect, love, commitment, consideration for basic hygiene, and openness Rhysand and Hawke have towards their partners?
I don’t think anyone is crazy for wanting that. I think we all should strive for that.
→ Now, Jungkook was never one for romance, far from the sappy type. But why couldn’t he word it more softly, gently? He wasn’t just trying to fuck you, he was trying to… make love. GENRE romance, smut, teensy angst WARNINGS eventual smut, mentions of sex, virginity plays a huge role OTHER college crushes, childhood friends to lovers, besties to lovers, volleyball player!jk, student council pres!oc, seokjin is 32… and a a coach lol<3 RATING m (18+) WC 1.5k
NOTES (!) seokjin being a hot 32 year old <3 jk gets progressively more dumb as it goes, prayer circle <3 lmk what u think !
Creative Contributor: @baebae-goodnight for the last Raise the Barre moodboard TT she nailed it
Pairing: Jimin / Reader
Rating: 18+ (Smut)
Genre: Enemies to Lovers / Dance Academy!AU
Warnings: sexual content. Dry humping, fingering, hand job, oral (female), breast play, multiple orgasms, Jimin gets turned on by making someone else come, dirty talk. Jimin’s pants are tight.
Word Count: 13,409
Summary: You and Park Jimin have been rivals for as long as you’ve known one another; ever since he tripped you in the front row of your first dance convention. When you graduate from high school and enter Russet Ballet Academy, you tell yourself you’re leaving all past quarrels behind. The main problem with this though, is that your past seems determined not to leave you alone.
Worse still, the obstacles you face while out in the real world might prove more challenging than anything your enemy has to offer.
In life, there are certain things that go together, two parts that make up a whole. The sun in the sky, grandmothers and cheek kisses, chocolate when you’re sad—and you and Jeon Jungkook. Best friends since childhood, there’s never been one without the other. You’ve always existed this way, caught in each other’s orbit. Parallel lines that run side by side.
But what happens when those lines finally collide?
(or: how to lose a best friend in ten days.)
pairing. best friend!jjk x f!reader.
genre + rating. it’s a full course meal, baby! fluff, smut, baby angst, a bit of crack. the smut is pretty minor but it is explicit when it comes up.
tags / warnings. idiots to lovers, dumb ideas, jungkook is bad at feelings, slow burn, pining, oral (f receiving), this jungkook because he lives in my mind rent-free, and in vino veritas (which was my trope).
wc. … 12.8k. laughs in thinking this would be 5k.
beta reader(s). @hobi-gif because there’s no me without her and @coepiteamare because vi is too, too good to me.
author note. this is wiiiiildly late (lol) but is part of the rockin’ around the christmas tropes collab with the most wonderful group of women @underthejoon @ladyartemesia @ppersonna @untaemedqueen @xjoonchildx and @snackhobi. i hope you will check out their incredible works because they deserve all the support in the world and i am so very lucky to have been involved in this. if you enjoy it, feedback goes a long way. tysm! 💖💖
Jeon Jungkook is four bites into his meal when he almost chokes, the half-chewed bite of meat getting caught somewhere in the back of his throat, threatening to send him to a far too early grave. He’s three delirious gulps of water deep when he asks you to repeat what you’ve just said, staring at you with the biggest roundest eyes anyone’s ever seen, shining like a beacon in the night, a solar flare that eclipses everything else around it. He’s silent for a total of five seconds - or so he thinks - before he’s laughing, scoffing so loudly it disrupts Eevee, your lazy Maine Coon, and sends her bolting from her spot by his feet.
“You’re kidding me.” Because he can’t even begin to fathom what you’ve just said, make sense of the ludicrous suggestion you’ve made.
This, coming from the guy who has been your best friend for the last seventeen years. Who has known you for almost two decades and who, by sheer idiot osmosis, has been privy to every harebrained scheme you’ve ever dreamt up. Who has, often against his will, suffered through all your crazy 4 a.m. suggestions, nodded along half-asleep as you’d prattled on and on about things that hardly made sense in the light of day but fared even worse beneath a blanket of dazed sleepiness.
(And you’d had a lot of bad ideas. From your absurd fried chicken restaurant - where you’d use vacuum tubes to send food to people’s tables - to your non-whiteboard whiteboard desk - made for the everyday office person - he’s seen it all. Talked you off ledges and rebuked your half-hearted requests for him to be your angel investor.
Summary: Who wants a snow leopard as a pet? No one, and you don’t want to be a pet, but the day before you’re supposed to be euthanized you’ll take what you can get; a nice enough man, but something about him seems off.
They all walk right past you. They see what you are and immediately move on. No one wants a leopard hybrid as a pet. No matter how cute you act, or how small and harmless you make yourself look, they all leave, they move onto the actually harmless puppies and kittens and rabbits that are cuddly and soft and sweet. No one wants what’s known on the news as ‘dangerous’.
You gave up caring a while ago, and you know the shelter gave up as well, your thirteenth shelter, so much so that tomorrow you’re meant to be euthanized. It’s stupid honestly, that one little law change could you affect you in such a way. You’re seen as something to be owned instead of a real person; and if someone doesn’t adopt you today, you won’t even be that.
Ah, the holidays. The season of giving, of gingerbread cookies, and mistletoe kisses. Midnight magic, snowball fights, and cuddling by the fire. We find our boys in very different places. Some are falling in love, someone’s just falling on their ass. Some are getting through it just fine, while another finds himself in a tight spot. All are determined to maintain their yearly tradition of meeting up at Tae’s cabin in the woods for New Year’s Eve. It’s promised to be a weekend full of debauchery, relaxation, and delicious baked goods… so long as everyone can make it with their hearts (and pride) still intact. Multiple little secrets, tangled in each other’s stories like twinkling lights on a wire, rolled up like a snowball, and wrapped up with bow; The Snowball Effect.
A/N: while our boys are celebrating the holiday season in this, we’ve tried to leave out any holiday-specific mentions besides New Year’s + New Year’s Eve. Some stuff might slip through, but we wanted this to be as inclusive as possible.
Genre: Neighbors AU / Friends to Lovers / Fluff / Smut
Granny Park’s Gossip: The sweetest boy around, no comparison. Always ready to listen to my stories, visits me regularly and tells me all sorts of tales about those friends of his. Might as well adopt them all, I know so much about them! Jiminie’s the best grandson anyone could ask for, really, a little angel, and his little gang of friends is quite the hoot. He’s been a little quiet about himself lately, though. Kept going on and on about that neighbor of his, how cute she always looks and how he likes to help her with her groceries, but I think maybe I teased him just a little too much about that crush of his. Maybe he’ll figure out a way to get closer to her this holiday season, because who knows how much longer he’ll pine over the girl if he doesn’t.
Genre: Domestic AU / Established Relationship / Fluff / Smut / Humor
Granny Park’s Gossip: I know what they say about Hoseok, especially now after the whole hospital visit shenanigans. Of course it’s not every day your local newscaster shows up and needs a sex toy taken out of his a- anyway. That Hope on the Street segment of his is the best part of the local news, has been long before the network started making him jump through hoops for some good publicity. I will say, though, watching him as a little elf at the mall is the highlight of my holiday season, I saw him the other day when I went to get more yarn, because I actually used the last skein of that pretty lilac that his lady loves so much, and I know that that craft store in there has a ton of colors in right now, so…wait, now, I’m on a tangent. Oh, right. Hobi’s been on his best behavior lately, after that little incident, so I just really hope that he gets a chance to relax when they all head up to Taehyungie’s family’s cabin. Maybe I’ll pack some extra cookies in his stocking, I gotta remember to finish those and send them with Jiminie.
Genre: Tattoo Artist AU / New Relationship / Fluff / Smut / Angst
Granny Park’s Gossip: Oh, that Min boy? He’s a sweetheart, of course. Jimin said something about him getting into a new relationship with someone, but he hasn’t brought her by yet, so I can’t be sure. I just hope this one sticks around, he’s really so much more than he first seems to be. All those tattoos and whatnot, people tend not to notice that he’s really just so caring and gentle. You know he works at one of those stuffed animal stores in his free time? The ones with the dancing and the hearts and picking out your new best friend kind of theme. Ah, what a nice boy. I hope he has a good holiday. I’ll have to ask Jimin how it goes.
Genre: Teachers AU / One-Sided Enemies to Lovers / Fluff / Smut / Humor / Pining
Summary: Jeongguk is so disgustingly smitten with his new coworker that he ends up making a terrible first impression, and neither of them realize they’ve actually been in love with each other for the better part of a decade.
Genre: Domestic AU / Established Relationship / Fluff / Smut / Humor
Granny Park’s Gossip: Who doesn’t know Taehyug and his lady? Cutest couple in town, I’d say, and have been since they started dating in their college days. Oh, that was a while ago, though. And still, they’re happy as can be in that place they have together. Almost hate seeing one without the other, y’know, it’s like seeing just one testi- oh, right, I’m not supposed to talk like that. Anyhoo, I only say that because I saw Taehyung at a jewelry store the other day while I was buying my sweet Jiminie his presents. Maybe that boy’s finally gonna pop the question, but I do hope he’s got a good plan for it. Something sweet and romantic. Maybe I’ll find out after Jiminie gets back from that cabin he’s visiting
A/N: While each of these fics can stand on their own, they all end up at the same place, occurring simultaneously. There are also little easter eggs and secrets for the other fics woven throughout each of these! For the biggest, fluffiest Snowball Effect experience, we highly recommend you read each of them!
- Therefore Alec isn’t a 17 year old being pursued by a 400-year-old
- Malec communicate
- Jace isn’t an asshole and actually shows some emotion
- His sense of humour isn’t at the expense of others
- (He isn’t the type of person who brings a cONDOM ON A RESCUE MISSION TO A HELL DIMENSION)
- Max didn’t die!!! Whoop!!!!
- Jace and Clary went through the siblings plot line without any incestuous scenes
- Magnus talks about his past
- We get to see Alec’s insecurities without him accusing Magnus of cheating
- Magnus is also insecure
- Casual banter and teasing
- THEY ACTUALLY HAVE SCENES
- Simon isn’t going to cheat!!
- Healthy relationships everywhere
- Magnus and the fire-breathing snake
- Alec did a practically impossible shot while being flung backwards (see Alec not having killed a demon until he’s 18)
- We actually get to see how the downworlders feel about things and see their sides
- The effects of Jordan’s abuse isn’t reduced to ‘Maia doesn’t trust pretty boys’
- We see Luke being the badass leader he is
- Same with Magnus and Raphael
- Garrowbane brotp starting to show
- Clary and Izzy don’t hate each other because they’re girls
- Izzy is open with her admiration towards other girls
- She is a genius who knows she’s beautiful and uses it to her advantage w/o being over-sexualised
- AGAIN SHES NOT A 16 YEAR OLD GETTING OVER-SEXUALISED
I find a lot wrong with the things said in the post.
The first talking about Alec not killing a demon till he was 18. THATS CALLED GROWTH HONEY. Let just take a moment to talk about the fact that these characters go through a lot of development in these books. Not only in just the 6 books of TMI but these characters continue to develop in other series as well and you really shouldn’t make a post until you get all of the information on the characters in the books before shitting on them. This also goes along with another problem I had.
Malec having communication problems:
Yes they did and honestly it made their relationship that much stronger because they were able to learn to communicate and grow in their own relationship. BUT IF YOU KNEW ALECS CHARACTER FROM THE BOOKS YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT HE GREW UP WITH A HOMOPHOBIC FATHER AND WAS REPRESSED FOR YEARS WHEN IT CAME TO COMMUNICATING ABOUT HIS FEELINGS. Alec doesn’t even communicate with his sister fully. In the books Alec has been repressed for years and never talks about his feelings so of course when he enters into his FIRST EVER RELATIONSHIP with Magnus he won’t know how to communicate with him and what’s expected of him! THEY GROW AND LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES LIKE HUMANS.
When it comes to Izzy being over sexualized I think the exact opposite. Most teenage girls dream of being a tall elegant woman. Izzy is still ultimately a teenage girl. Hell even Clary wishes she was as tall and elegant as her mother. In the show Izzy literally has sex with someone to get information out of them. The only moment I can think of Izzy as being overly sexualized is in the first book when she’s seducing a demon to kill him. Other than that she’s literally just wearing tank tops with her gear and high heels. But in the show she’s always in an outfit that has to show off her assets until she decides to be more like her mother and dresses in business clothes instead. Yes Izzy is slut shamed in the books very often because the race she is growing up as has a mysoginystic view of women and ultimately has problems seeing woman as better than Men. But she is not overly sexualized in the book’s one because the books are in Clary’s POV and Clary is straight AF in the books. Two because whenever it’s in someone else’s POV they talk about how beautiful she is and not about how they want to fuck her. (Unless of course it’s Simon but we all know why that is.)
Also you’re mistaken if you don’t think we get to see Magnus, Raphael, and Luke being the badasses they are in the books.
Jace’s humor in the books is at the expense of others because he is guarding himself against others. Yes it may not seem like it but the kid was trained and raised as a soilder by a high functioning sociopath until he was 10 in which he believed this man was his father who he also happened to witness the man’s murder. Only for 7 years later the same man to come back for the supposed dead and manipulate him once again. So yes Jace has issues and he is more than entitled to have those issues because he grows and he develops as a HUMAN BEING who is surrounded by love and family rather than being surrounded by a sociopath.
Next problem I have is: HOW DARE YOU SAY MAGNUS PERSUED ALEC. If you had followed the character developments you would know that Magnus literally tells Alec that he is cute and then ALEC GOES TO MAGNUS TO ASK MAGNUS OUT. Magnus did not persue him because Magnus doesn’t like to give his heart away to the first cute person he sees because he is guarded after many years of being cheated on and losing the ones he does love. Also Magnus does have insecurities in the books and that’s exactly why he doesn’t talk about his past to Alec. Mind you most people wouldn’t realize this because he’s good at hiding it because he’s had 400 YEARS to learn how not to show his insecurities.
Finally. There is a lot of casual banter in the books. One wonderful example I would like to show you is as presented in City of Ashes: “‘I am not,’ Alec said, through his teeth. ‘Just because you said dragon demons were extinct—‘ ‘I said mostly extinct.’ (That’s Jace talking.) Alec jabbed a finger toward him. ‘Mostly extinct,’ he said, his voice trembling with rage, ‘is NOT EXTINCT ENOUGH.’ ‘I see,’ said Jace. ‘I’ll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from ‘almost extinct’ to ‘not extinct enough for Alec. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.’ Will that make you happy?’”
I love the show and I love the characters and how they are portrayed in the show but the “problems” that you saw in the books were there for a reason. Nobody can come out of trauma being a perfect human being who doesn’t have issues in one shape or form. Clary isn’t perfect because she’s a teenage girl. Jace isn’t perfect because he was raised on the ideaoligies of a sociopath and had to learn not to view the world that way. Alec and Izzy grew up with parents who were prejudiced in many many ways and are actually criminals. So yes they need to develop and learn how to view the world differently than how they were raised to view it. Simon literally DIES and is traumatized after being thrusted into this world that he knew nothing about. Cassandra Clare wrote the characters with flaws that any human would have after being raised the way they were and experiencing the trauma that they faced. In the end it made the characters that much more perfect and special because they learned from the mistakes they made. Yes there are issues with the books that even I was uncomfortable with but Cassie Clare isn’t perfect either and ultimately this is a work of FICTION.
I agree with a lot that was said actually but your facts are wrong and need to be checked. Just to make myself clear I would like to point out the things in the show that were different that I agree with in this post.
- Max didn’t die and I love that fact because Max was great!!
- Incest acts. That. Bothered me a lot in the books and I was even more bothered when I started to like Sebastian and found out that was her actual brother and had to abruptly change back to liking a guy I was campaigning against for almost 3 years.
-Downworlds view on the tyrants that were the Shadowhunters. Glad we got more of that all in all in both the books and the show.
-Izzy AND Clary being more sexually ambiguous in the show was a plus too.