Kaz: What the fuck is wrong with you
Jesper: Wow, you could start with 'Good morning'.
Kaz: Good morning, what the fuck is wrong with you
Kaz: What the fuck is wrong with you
Jesper: Wow, you could start with 'Good morning'.
Kaz: Good morning, what the fuck is wrong with you
Description: based on You'll Never Meet Anyone Like Me Again by Amy Shark -- basically just sweet fluff and then angst :)
(Okay I'm actually really proud of this. I've been in a writing slump for a bit but I wrote all of this in one day without a request or any type of time restraint. I hope you all like it too)
(I haven't finished Crooked Kingdom yet, so I don't really know what happens/happened to Jesper's old house, I tried to look it up on the wiki but didn't want to spoil anything, so I apologize for the likely inaccuracy)
(One finally thing: this is my first time writing in 2nd person, so I apologize for any mistakes there!)
Warnings: Blood, death
As always if you like my writing feel free to give me a request! My inbox is always open, I might just take a couple days to post it, depending on my schedule!
Running around with your big shot friends
Jesper stole a glance at his girlfriend, a smile creeping onto his face as he “raced” you. It wasn’t much of a race; if Inej moved carefully, cautious, then you moved rashly, but fast. No one could outpace you. But just because he was fighting a losing battle didn’t mean he couldn’t enjoy watching you as he went down. And so, as he finally crossed the finish line (a quickly drawn line out of dirt you’d kicked onto the paved ground) he was smiling, barely jogging, having not even broken a sweat.
You crossed your arms, the fake pout he found so adorable on your face as you complained that “You didn’t even try.”
“Oh, honey,” He replied, walking over to you, wrapping an arm around you and pulling your foreheads together, “No one could beat you, even if they did try.” He pulled you in for a quick kiss, before presenting you as if you’d won an award, holding your linked hands high in the air. “Y/n L/n, everybody!” He saw a blush start to spread across your cheeks as Nina, the only other person there, clapped, cheering.
“Love you,” You whispered to him, and his grin spread wider, if that was even possible. He wished he could spend everyday with you like this, pure joy, without an overshadowing danger or mission causing an atmosphere of worry taking away your beautiful smile.
But before he could embarrass you by describing every little thing he loved about you in excruciating detail, the door to the Slat was shoved open by Kaz’s cane from the inside.
“Everyone, get inside.” Kaz said simply, his voice carrying as though he had yelled.
Jesper rolled his eyes, pulling your arm as the two of you walked hand in hand into the Slat and then up to Kaz’s office.
A couple minutes later, when everyone else had entered the room too, Kaz began detailing out the plan. A heist. Jesper’s favorite. He looked over, trying to catch your eye. But when he saw your face, it was crestfallen. It took a second, but then Jesper remembered why.
Squeezing my hand 'cause you know what I'll do
If he says it about you again
Whenever Kaz gave jobs out, you managed to always get stuck with a backup. Backup fighting force, backup getaway plan, backup spy, backup anything. But when the time came, you never got any details. You just stood outside, as the others did everything necessary. It was pretty clear Kaz didn’t actually care for your talent set. And it pissed Jesper off. Anyone who knew you and was in their right mind would be able to see just how valuable you were to the Crows. You had saved all of them so many times, and yet Kaz never gave you any credit.
He felt a slight pressure on his hand. You were squeezing it. You’d probably figured out how badly he wanted to go up and literally shake some sense into Kaz.
But if you didn’t want him too, he wouldn’t. He knew Kaz terrified you, and he would never want to make you even more scared. So he did his best to calm down, barely focusing as Kaz went through the plan. Unsurprisingly, you were assigned “backup range range force”. Just as bullshit as every other job Kaz had ever given you.
You know what I'm like
I'm crazy for you
That night, as you rested peacefully beside him, Jesper tossed and turned, not able to fall asleep, even hearing the steady rhythm of your breaths. He loved you far too much to let you just sit quietly as Kaz acted like you didn’t exist. And he knew it hurt you. You would never let it show, but he’d heard you, locking yourself in bathrooms and closets as you cried. He always wanted to reach out, to hold you, to make you feel happy, but he didn’t want to seem like he was invading your space. So he would just stand there, frozen outside the door, before cracking as many jokes as possible, and doing impossible races against you just to show you just how perfectly amazing you were.
But both of you needed a break.
And it's all on tonight
And you know you'll never meet anyone like me again
Jesper carefully got out of the bed, leaning over to plant a small kiss on your cheek, before quietly moving across the room and getting out the door, barely making a sound. He didn’t want you to wake up and not know where he was.
He headed back up to where you two had stood a couple hours before, right outside of Kaz’s office. He didn’t knock. Kaz was definitely up, so he just slammed the door open, thankful it wasn’t locked.
“Kaz.” He said, trying to restrain himself from full out yelling at the man in front of him. “You don’t need either me or Y/n for this mission. To be fair, you never seem to need Y/n, but you giving me a ‘look out’ job makes it pretty clear we’re… not necessary. I mean, even I have to admit Jesper doesn’t make a very god lookout-”
“Where are you going with this, Jesper?” Kaz said, his voice unmistakably bored.
“I want to take Y/n to Novyi Zem. For a week or two. Because someone keeps telling her she's useless-”
“I didn’t say anything, Jesper,” Kaz said, a hint of frustration evident in his tone.
“Add yet, you did,” Jesper retorted, but he wasn’t going to be distracted from the reason he came here that easily. “Now, do you need Y/n and me or not?”
Kaz sighed. “Be back in two weeks. Two weeks, Jesper. Alright?”
Jesper smiled, twirling his gun (which he’d grabbed on his way out of his and Y/n's room for just this occasion) in a clear celebration.
Kaz made a low sound that definitely could have been a snort, before turning away from him in a clear dismissal.
Jesper swaggered out, the smile only larger on his face.
Taking you back to where I grew up
I want you to see what it's like
Jesper and Y/n stood on the starboard side of the ship, and the coastline of Novyi Zem was revealed. Even out on the sea, it was noticeably warmer than back in Ketterdam, and as the wind whipped your hair back, Jesper couldn’t wait to show you the farm he’d grown up on.
When they finally arrived at the house, nostalgia hit Jesper like a brick, and the only thing steadying him back in the present was your firm grip on his hand, your fingers lightly playing with his rings.
“You okay?” You asked him, your voice full of concern.
“Perfect, my lady,” He replied flirtingly, twisting your hand over your head, guiding you through a small spin. The long skirt you wore swirled around you, tickling his ankles, and he laughed.
“Race?” You asked, gesturing to the house and raising an eyebrow, “I’m in a skirt. If you ever have a chance, Jes, it’s now.”
“You look great, honey, but there is no possible way I’d beat you even if your feet were tied.”
“Please? There’s nowhere with this much field back in Ketterdam….”
And you were off, but Jesper had a plan. He knew this place like the back of his hand, even after so long away. You would try to go what appeared to be the most direct path; but that required slowing down to avoid the nettles that had begun growing along the path. And he knew how to avoid them.
Sure enough, he reached the door a whole 5 seconds before you, and he counted that a serious victory. When you saw him, your mouth fell open, but before you could ask anything, he rested his hands on your cheeks and brought your lips together.
I kiss 'round your neck
And your skin is so soft, I could kiss you to death
Jesper loved every part of kissing you; everything besides the need to breathe of course. But when the two of you finally broke apart for air, your face was so beautiful he couldn’t help but pull you into a deep hug.
And you know, you'll never meet anyone like me again
“I love you so much, Y/n.” He said, his voice more tender than you’d ever heard it before.
“I love you so much more.” You replied, tucking your head under his chin.
And all the flowers we put outside
There'll be hard times and some might die
The memories of their visit to Novyi Zem was the only thing Jesper could think of as he bled out on the table. They said one saw their life flash before their eyes before they died; but for him, it was only your face. Which made sense, his scattered brain figured. He’d first really acknowledged his life after he’d meet you. You two were going to work on his gambling; going to get a house; have a kid; raise them to be just as sweet as you were. But none of that would happen now.
All of the tears take over both your eyes
When you were only trying to help
A sob filled this room he lay in. He didn't want to die in a random hotel room, because no matter how much Nina said she could heal him, he knew the pain was too great. Being shot in the gut was not a situation many survived; he knew because he’d been on the opposite side of the trigger too many times to count.
He almost regretted it as he heard steps in the entrance of the room, as his mind filled once again with your face. Did the people he shot also have people who they loved? Who loved them? He frowned, his mind not being able to focus on one thought. At least, not until he heard you sob, which ripped an awful silence through the room.
“Jes?” You cried, anguish rife in your voice.
“Y/n…” He replied, his own voice weak. “Honey…”
And I kind of like the way you burn right through
Anybody who gets in your way
Everyone was pushed to the side as you shoved your way to his side. Except for Nina, who you would’ve done anything for if it meant it improved the likelihood of Jesper living. You saw his torso, painted a dark crimson. You knew not even a well trained healer could truly fix the ripped flesh that sat in front of you.
“Jes… don’t- don’t go, please-” You said, voice cracking in nearly every syllable.
Please don't you forget
I was strong every day
And I'd like to stay
And I get so afraid
“Trust me, I don’t wan-wan’t to go either,” he tried to joke, but even then he could feel his brain trying to slip into an unconsciousness he’d never wake back up from.
“Y/n…” He said, his hand reaching up to brush your cheek, leaving a dark stain where his fingers touched your soft skin.
“I- I love you so, so much, Jesper just- just don’t leave me, don't go, I-I don’t know what I’d do without you-” Tears fell freely from your eyes, smudging the mark of blood he’d just left on your cheek.
And you know you'll never meet anyone like me again
He smiled as much as he could.
“Y/n, I love you more. I always will. Just don’t-” He took a deep breath as the pull of sleep became overwhelming. “Don’t forget me.” With that, he closed his eyes.
And you screamed. Your brain, mind, and emotions were in agony, even as Nina wrapped her arms around you, shaking at the side of the blood-stained table.
FREDKJBGKHVBHJ I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW I MADE A KAZ COOKIE
IM TOO GAY TO BAKE THIS IS WHAT YOU GET
IM SO SORRY KAZ
AT LEAST I GOT THE FACIAL EXPRESSION RIGHT (/J)
i did. it
jesper fahey would have loved taylor swift
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A/n: Okay so I know Kaz and everyone is kinda ooc in this but I've been really missing my family so this came out! Also it's kinda a modern au but you don't have to interpret as such!
Request: oooo I just noticed the Pronouns Series thing and it looks really interesting. Could you perhaps do Kaz Brekker x Reader with mer/mers pronouns? (Mer went to mer room to be by merself) I don't really have any specific prompt in mind, I know whatever you make is gonna be great!
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Kaz Brekker had never experienced a happy Christmas before.
Let's rephrase that, Kaz had never experienced a happy Christmas since, he changed from Rietveld to Brekker.
He had always been the big bad barrel boss, he didn't really celebrate Christmas. He couldn't afford to celebrate Christmas. Kaz never gave any of his employees days off around the 'Christmas season,' he never let any of the Dregs put up decorations, he never gave out gifts or received any.
Most people would compare him to scrooge, but that wasn't right either because by his rules you could believe in any shit you wanted to as long as it didn't interfere with work.
In summary, he wasn't nicer during Christmas and he made sure that everyone in the Dregs even the Crows would not be unusually nice to any other opposing gang or enemey.
That was in till mer came along.
Mer was the type of person who loved Christmas, mer loved every single part of it. To the Christmas carols, the presents, to the traditions. Yet most of all it reminded Y/n of mers family.
Y/n loved mers family and they all used to celebrate Christmas together. Mers family didn't always have lots of money, so they never really gave out presents instead the family would be together and that was the real gift.
Kaz had always thought he hated the fact that Y/n was so into the Christmas thing - or whatever... That was until mer stopped.
"Aren't you going to put up decorations?"
Y/n wiped mers head around to met Kaz's eyes. Mers eyes seemed sad and unhappy, something that was seen very rarely during this time of year. What had happened?
"Why do you care." Mers voice, is all the sudden angry and furious and mers eyes are blazing with rage.
Kaz takes a surprised step back, this wasn't what he thought he'd get from Y/n. He thought he'd get a sad but slightly joyful person who had perhaps just realized that they didn't have enough time to decorate.
Christmas was very soon and mer hadn't put anything up yet, but now looking back on it Kaz realized very quickly that that was a foolish thing to think. Y/n would never forget to put up decorations.
"You usually do, the rest of them are just getting worried and I was sent here to ask." Kaz shrugs his shoulders indefinitely.
Lie. He thinks, ya the others were getting worried but he was here on his own accord.
"Mind your own damn business!"
And just like that the door was slammed on his face.
"Has anyone found out what is wrong with Y/n yet?" Nina asks her face buried in her hands.
Mostly everyone in the room mumbled no, and the look of worry, and sadness was slowly leaking onto everyone's faces.
It just was weird. Kaz shouldn't care, mer was finally giving up on the Christmas act but everything and everyone around the Slat seemed so...
Worrisome? Sad? Angry?
It was like Y/n could affect people with mers emotions, and there was perhaps the fact that Kaz also liked Y/n differently than he liked all his other Crows. But he wasn't going to think about that right now.
Kaz could sense an extra presence in the room and he turned around to face Inej, who must have just slipped into the room a moment ago.
"Any news!" Jesper asks excitedly trying to figure out what was wrong with his friend.
Inej's face is pale, and her eyes seem to sadden at the words.
"Y/n's family is dead."
Mer woke up today knowing it was going to be a bad day.
It was Christmas.
Those to things don't go together - Christmas as a bad day? Never heard of it. And the thing is Y/n thought mers never heard of it too. But then everything changed.
Mers family had died at sea recently, and mer didn't have a huge family. So now Y/n was the only one left of the L/n's.
And how could you have a Christmas without family? When that's all you've ever known?
There was a knock on the door.
Y/n already knew who it was coming through, mer could hear the faint thump of his cane coming up the stairs and through the hallway before he stopped at mers door.
Y/n opened the door and the sight was not what mer had expected.
Kaz Brekker was holding out a Christmas card.
Was this some sort of trick?
He holds it out to mer and Y/n of course is hesitant. Why would Dirtyhands be giving mer a gift? But mer took it anyways because mer couldn't resist his coffee brown eyes when they looked soft and warm. The opposite of Dirtyhands, the opposite of Kaz Brekker even.
Y/n opened up the card and gasped.
Inside there was a picture of mers family, but beside it there was also a picture of mer and the Crows. Underneath it the Crows had all signed their names with little citations and words of comfort. Although Kaz's was the one that stood out to Y/n.
'Never forget, and never pretend. We're here.'
Mer looks up with tears in mers eyes and nearly goes to hug Kaz but Y/n forces merself not to. Mer still had to respect his boundaries.
"Thank you." Mers voice is shaky but it's filled with gratitude and even a little bit of love. Needless to day there was still the sadness in there, but it was a happy sort of sadness. Hopeful even.
Kaz just nods and places his ungloved hand out in front of him for mer to take.
"Come on, the others got a tree and it needs your touch."
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Wylan: What happens if i hit the brakes and the gas at the same time?
Jesper: The car takes a screenshot
Kaz: For the last time get out of my car.
I have several headcanons about how everyone would find out that Inej and Kaz are married and I enjoy them all a lot, but what about this one.
Someone gets their ass kicked by Inej and he says something stupid along the lines of "you should be married and listen to your husband, not play a pirate", so naturally Inej yells back "I am married and my husband bought me this ship so I could catch people like you!"
Bonus if Nina is anywhere in earshot and five minutes later heading for Kaz about to scold him for not being invited, while he is trying his hardest not to smile like a lovesick fool.
Jesper: so, you’re rich??
Kaz: my family fortune comes from a pretty dodgy place. So don’t worry, I’m still a criminal
(More Gifs by me!)
Not me listening by chance to Beggin by Madcon on the radio and thinking about Step up 3 and daydreaming about a SoC AU with the Dregs' dance crew
WHERE KAZ IS THEIR TRAINER BC HE'S AN INJURED EX DANCER
Nina and Matthias try so hard to get their daughter to say the first word.
Nina: c mon milaya say mama, ma-ma, ma-ma. Your dad will buy me waffle for a month if you said it. Ma-ma.
Matthias: c mon my little princess, say papa, pa-pa, pa-pa. Your mother will come to training with me for a month if you said pa-pa.
In the evening while the baby is playing with Trassel, at some point look at him and say “Tassel”, Nina and Matthias turn immediately while the wolf wagging his tale happily and look at them as if he said "between the two quarrels the third enjoys".
Jesper: What do you mean i am not on the list? I am Jesper! i am one of Nina´s most beloved friends
"I am sorry but anyone who wants to get into Nina Zenik´s party must wear this name tags, and we only allow people on this list, there is no Jesper in this tags"
Jesper: Check again J-E-S-P-E-R F-A-H-E-Y
"My condolences, the only Fahey here is Llewellyn,is that you for a change?"
Jesper: SAINTS DAM YOU TO HELL NINA!
The Jesper Fahey urge to stop going to all my college classes
In the show when Jesper asks why didn't they (Ravkans) just dig a tunnel underneath the Unsea, and Kaz says they tried, but something heard them.
I just realized that's a nod to the giant centipede (which dug the city underneath) theory of Ruin and Rising.
jesper: i don’t think we can mansplain, manipulate or malewife our way out of this one.
jesper: *crack knuckles*
jesper: manslaughter it is.
jesper: i feel like i’m forgetting something
matthias: pfft, your mental stability?
kaz: he can’t lose something he never had
kidnapper: we have one of your dregs
kaz: which one? oh, if it’s inej, tell her i need her for a job, if it’s jesper tell him wylan left a message for him, if it’s wylan tell him jesper hasn’t responded, if it’s matthias tell him to call me ASAP, he owes me money. and if it’s nina, good luck.