Warnings: first fic. Other then that we’re all good fam
A/N: enjoy you guys! Tysm for reading, it means a lot to me
Prompt: none, but I was inspired by the tweet below, at the end :)
Lin was up late (well, early) writing. This was pretty common for him; all the ideas and words and notes bouncing around in his head needed to be expressed in some way before they disappeared, and the need to do this often came to him when no one else was awake. Besides, he had been having trouble sleeping tonight anyway. So, at 4 am, Lin had grabbed the laptop he kept beside his bed and opened up a new document. He had been working for about half an hour before he heard a voice call out quietly beside him. “Lin?” Vanessa asked. “What are you doing?”
Her husband glanced over and smiled. She was sleep talking, a pretty rare occurrence. “I’m just writing, V. I couldn’t sleep.”
“Oh. Well, aren’t you a unique little gem?” Vanessa replied groggily. The man beside her grinned. “Oh yeah?”
“Mm hmm. A unique little gem no one knows what to do with.”
Lin smiled softly and continued typing, when he heard his wife say one last thing:
“You can use that for a song lyric. Goodbye!”
She rolled over, and Lin let out a one beat chuckle before thinking to himself “Best of wives and best of women.”
“I’m very proud of 2016 us, because we had the foresight to film the show with the original company before the principals started leaving, so we’ve got the snapshot,” Miranda explained. “So, if you’ve got that friend that brags, 'I saw it with the original cast in 2016,’ that brag is only valid for another year and a half before the world sees that company.”
Hamilton – with music, lyrics and book by Miranda – premiered at the Public Theater Off-Broadway in 2015, and has since become one of the most acclaimed Broadway musicals of all time.
“I’m just really excited that we get to share it because we know how hard it is [to see it],” Miranda told ET on Sunday. “Even though there’s five companies, it’s hard to see the show and so the fact that we’re still running and we get to release the movie on top of that, I’m really excited for that.”
Miranda was nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Original Song for Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go,” but every visit to the awards show is a “really special” one for the performer.
“I was one of those kids who watched the Oscars every year and I remember when Whoopi Goldberg won and said, 'I was the the kid who watched. If it could happen to me, it could happen to you.’ I remember taking that to heart when she won for Ghost and so here we are. It really feels like a dream come true every time,” he shared.
Miranda’s date for the evening is his wife of 10 years, Vanessa Nadal. "We actually also went to high school together, but we weren’t dating then,“ Nadal noted.
"Yeah, she was still out of my league in high school,” Miranda joked.
“We had one dance together. I asked him to dance because he was playing Marc Anthony,” Nadal remembered.
“I was blasting Marc Anthony out of my speakers on my cassette deck and now Marc Anthony is in our In the Heights movie that comes out this summer,” Miranda said. “So really the distance we’ve traveled together is crazy.”
“They know I show up on TV sometimes, but they also have no idea [why],” the Tony winner, 39, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, October 2, at the Freestyle Love Supreme opening night. “They know that Daddy makes things up, and I think they’re very proud of that. That makes me very proud.”
Miranda shows his love for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad, 37, by “taking the morning shift,” he told Us. “[I take] one kid to school and, like, let her sleep in,” the Oscar winner explained. “She slept until noon today because I was gone for so long. I was filming in Wales and she had two weeks holding down the fort, so my job for the next few weeks is just take the morning shift and be there with coffee when she wakes up.”
The composer works hard to keep the romance alive with his wife while raising two little ones. He told Us in July: “I’m doing my best, just like everyone else. “I check in [with her] as much as I can. Every decision is a joint decision.”
Miranda added, “You have children and you have responsibilities and it’s a life you’re agreeing to live together. You want to grow in the same direction.”