Uhh just a quick messy fatooey sketch.
Uhh just a quick messy fatooey sketch.
God I never thought I would be asking for a reincarnated ZhongChi AU where they're soulmates in every life and have to rekindle their bond in a Tokusatsu universe.
Yet here I am
Yes I am still emotional over that one segment in the CN fanart livestream
part 2 of the flipped genshin characters
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Banana Whip Cream Pancakes (not in a relationship but flirting) (VOLLEYBALL/HIGH SCHOOL GENSHIN AU)
Characters: Zhongli, Diluc, Kaeya, Albedo, Tartaglia, Kazuha, Xiao, Thoma and fem!reader
Warnings: not proofread, pining, it’s pretty long and fluffy
Notes: I decided to combine this with the volleyball AU (but it pretty much still reads a lot like a highschool AU) I just wanted to get the whole volleyball team over haha. @diaflower I’m sorry this took so long D: All I’ve been doing is apologizing for taking such a long time HAHA Im so sorry!
More Genshin Volleyball and Modern AU here
Check out @simplypotz beautiful rendition of the Genshin Volleyball Team (I’m still not over it btw)
#1 Zhongli (Captain/Wing Spiker/Ace)
Zhongli is that quiet class president who does things by the book.
The type where his report card comments would read “Able to strike a good balance between academics and school activities”
Overall a good role model, though he comes off as standoffish most of the time because of his detached personality. In reality he’s just really concentrated on the things he needs to do.
You’re in the same class as him. You just didn’t interact much, mostly because you also thought he was pretty standoffish. He didn’t speak, only when spoken to.
There was one day you caught him just standing at the canteen, you separated from your friends because you wanted to buy a drink.
He stood there, looked at the menu, patted his pockets and realized he didn’t have any Mora money. He must have forgotten his wallet at home.
It was amusing to you, seeing him just stand there because he was usually always put together and knew what he needed to do.
You came up to him and said “...I can lend you some money?” He was surprised to say the least. He knew your name though and it was your turn to be surprised. You didn’t think he paid attention to his classmates.
A week after, you found him in almost exactly the same predicament. Except this time he didn’t have ENOUGH money to buy his meal. You butt in once again and gave him the remaining amount he was missing.
He would always pay you afterwards but it had gotten you kind of concerned. “Zhongli are you...I mean, if you have trouble with money I can help you with lunch from time to time,” You deadass thought this guy was POOR.
That was the first time you saw him laugh. He reassured you that he was fine, just that he doesn’t really have a good concept of how much things would cost and end up not bringing enough to school.
For one reason or another you end up spending lunch with him quite often, probably three times a week. It just happened, you always tell yourself its because you’re worried the guy wouldn’t eat but your friends start to tease you about it.
“Oh see, here he comes,” one of your friends start to giggle but grab your other friend to run away just as Zhongli walks up to you, and quizzically looks at your two friends running away. You only sigh and shrug and join Zhongli for lunch.
This was in your first year.
By the last year of high school everyone thought the two of you were dating but you were just really close to each other. Still, there was a little bit of difference in the way he treated you versus back then.
He never forgot his wallet anymore, in fact he started to be the one to buy you lunches and he knew exactly which lunch sets you liked and which drinks you preferred.
You spent a lot of time together, mostly doing homework and research in the library. It’s also standard for you to go to his volleyball games if he had any. For him, he always secretly looked around to see if you were there.
Eventually one of his team members (He swears it’s Tartaglia or Kaeya) asks if you’re single and Zhongli ends up snapping at them. (The two were just playing around, they know that their captain likes you, he just needed a little more push)
It was probably there that he realized that he’s unwilling to give you away to someone else.
The next day he’s mustered up the courage to tell you that he wants to start dating you properly.
And that eventually leads to him introducing you to the team.
#2 Diluc (Vice Captain/Wing Spiker/Defense Specialist)
As a first year Diluc kept to himself. Kind of like you. You had a select few friends here and there, but you were mostly known as the “nerd” of the class. Real diligent and hardworking.
Diluc is a handsome lil thing, so a lot of people considered him eye candy. He was really hard to talk to though. His gazes were sharp and he always seemed to have a frown on his face.
Despite you being the most boring girl in class (or so you thought) Diluc actually had a kind of secret admiration for you. He’s seen your notes one time, you left your notebook open on your table. It was neat and tidy and so easy to read.
Anyhow, when the exam came round there was a particular thing that Diluc could not understand. Some type of math formula. Now, he was usually good in his studies and he hated asking people for help, but while everyone else went home as soon as the bell rang, he sometimes had the habit of staying for a while and looking over his homework. And the only other person left in the room would be you and him.
So, he decided there was no harm in asking you when it was just the two of you in the classroom. “Hey...Y/N...?” You’re so shocked that he comes up to you with his worksheet and a sort of unsure look on his face. “Do you think you could explain this one to me...?”
Sure your other classmates asked you ALL kinds of questions about studying and things they didn’t understand but Diluc asking you was another level.
“Oh, um... sure. Here...” You ask him to sit on the chair in front of you and end up doing homework together. The sky is already orange when the two of you finish and he decides he should walk you home, to which you resist at. “It’s totally fine, my house is just nearby, and its not really dark at all!”
You seemed insistent, so he lets it go and the two of you go your separate ways.
The next few days Diluc actively seeks you out if there’s something he doesn’t quite understand (mind you it’s not that often, possibly once a week) but he does it during recess now and your friends take note that you are possibly one of the only girls he talks to in class.
Nothing really happens. It’s just a casual “I’ll look for you if I have any questions” type of relationship.
It was in your second year that you interacted with him again. There was a Science project due soon and you went to your local library. The one in school wasn’t very sufficient so you had to look for your own reference materials.
You possibly lost track of time and when you picked your head up to look outside, the sky was bordering on an orange-to-dark blue hue, indicating that it was later than you thought.
As you were about to pack up you hear someone walk over to you, and you look up to see that it was Diluc. That was the first time you saw him in casual wear.
You find out that you both were there to do a bit of research and that his house is just a walk away, just as yours was. He glances outside and at the sky “...I’ll walk you,” before you could protest he adds “My house is on the way anyway,”
You couldn’t find a reason to refuse and the two of you end up walking while talking to each other a little. It’s kinda awkward, in a way that silence between two people who just met were awkward but in a sense there was a bit of nervousness there too, and you had no idea why.
Gradually it seems as if the two of you find yourself in situations that bring you two together: being lab partners, getting paired up for reports. But these were by chance, the teacher arranged you two together.
So when there was an assignment that required pairwork and when the teacher said “You can choose your partner,” you only had to look up and see that Diluc was turned around to look straight at you. You’re not sure what compels you to nod your head but you do start to wonder if he’s only using you for your brains.
It’s a bit of a slow build up but while working on the assignment together you just randomly blurt it out “You must have chosen me cause I’m good at reports right?” You thought nothing of it, just said it with a laugh.
Imagine your surprise when he confidently says “No, I chose you because I like you,” and he was staring straight at you, with a blank, unreadable look on his face.
You’re probably blushing and you’re not sure what to say but you want to confirm “L-Like me? As in... Like, like?”
He’s confused. What’s the difference between “like” and “like like” he asks.
By this point you’re flustered. “Like as in friendship like or more than friends?”
It dawns on Diluc then and his face breaks into realization, he’s also starting to turn pink around the cheeks but he doesn’t answer immediately. “...I guess, a little more than a friend? Maybe?”
And that’s how your awkward little romance started. Filled with subtle glances and quick smiles. The simple walks home and the huge amounts of courage that it takes just to hold your hand. He was a naturally secretive person, so your classmates didn’t suspect a thing, but you liked it that way as well. It was like the two of you in your own little world.
#3 Kaeya (Middle Blocker)
Nothing about this guy is subtle at all.
You’re not even from the same class so sometimes you do wonder how it ended up this way.
It was during one of the volleyball games. You and your friends just decided to watch it and see what the fuss was about. You really didn’t think anything was going to happen. You were gunna watch it and leave. That’s all. Probably would leave halfway if you were too bored.
But you get smacked on the face by a volleyball, your nose is bleeding.
It’d been none other than Kaeya who was messing around with his serve and effed it up so badly that it went flying into the second floor and right at your face.
It was also him (at the command of Zhongli) who went up to the second floor, checked on you and offered to take you to the clinic (actually Zhongli forced him to)
You said it was fine but Zhongli was giving him the death glare so Kaeya insisted. By this point you had half your face covered up cause you were trying to stop the bloodflow from your nose.
The nurse took care of you and Kaeya waited. When you came out your nosebleed was pretty much gone but Kaeya was struck. He thought you were cute and he couldn’t see it earlier cause you were practically covering your face.
“Sorry about that,” he says again and you wave him off. “It’s fine... It happens...”
There’s a moment of silence while he walks you back and it’s really weird cause the next thing he says is “...So uh, what’s your name, and what class are you in? Don’t think I’ve seen you around,”
Possibly because you’re a recluse and just avoid socializing out of your own class. You tell him your name and which class you’re in and he nods. You thought that’d be the end of it.
In the next couple of days one of the guys in class keeps handing you notes “Kaeya says to give it to you,” this guy says. You’re guessing he’s friends with Kaeya or at least acquaintances. The first note he ever gives you is: “Hey! Hope you’re feeling better! :)” and there’s a tiny chocolate coin that comes with it.
It’s so childish that you laugh but you can’t help and feel amused by it. You don’t reply to any of his notes (mostly because you don’t know how to, do you just give it to him directly? You were a little too shy for that)
But one day, his note along with another chocolate coin reads: “Kinda wanna talk to you a bit more, here’s my number :) Tell me what you think about the chocolate coins...They’re not actually the best tasting ones huh? :P”
And that’s where the text messages start. Your first message to him was “Chocolate coin 6/10. It’s a little too sweet and when it arrives to me it’s already kinda soft and mushy”
The banter between you two is unreal. It’s like he says something and you say something back and the two of you just vibe real hard over it.
“Come to my game this Friday? Promise I won’t hit you on the face again :)” and you agree.
He’s only the tiniest bit shy with his waves when he spots you on the stands and he only really meets you after the game when he’s all dressed up and freshened up, so you don’t have a proper chance to meet his team.
You start to realize that you hadn’t missed any of his games since then and he LOVED your support, but nothing really happened. Just a lot of banter and flirting.
Up until one day, just before classes started, a familiar note was given to you and you hadn’t received one in a while. It read “The chocolate coins wouldn’t cut it, left a box under your desk.” Your hands start to search under your desk where you usually kept some of your books and you touch a rectangular box.
It’s a box of proper chocolates, the kinds that people would give out on Valentines. You could tell it was slightly expensive, what with the wrapping and everything but the note stuck on the underside of the lid (you nearly missed it,) had you blinking in surprise. “Be my girl?” it said and someone at your classroom door cleared their throat (not a lot of students were in yet, they were just starting to file in for the day) You saw Kaeya there with a lopsided grin and an expression on his face that was a cross of uncertainty and fake confidence.
You only grinned at him and wrote a note back “Only if you don’t smack my face with the ball again,” and shove it into his hands, turning around and retreating back to your seat before he could respond.
His laughter at the door was enough to tell you how relieved he was.
#4 Albedo (Setter)
This guy is straightforward as all hell, and he doesn’t get flustered about it at all. He just doesn’t see anything wrong if he’s just spitting facts.
Prior to dating the two of you were just seat buddies. He always seemed to sit in front of you.
You would never catch Albedo making a mistake, not because he was a perfectionist, but mostly because he was just a very careful and calculating person.
Because he sat right in front of you, the two of you were in the perfect position to interact whenever the teacher would say “Turn around and discuss with a partner,”
The first time that happened was in first year, he looked at you for a bit, you looked at him for a bit, before getting down to business seriously. Actually discussing what the two of you thought about the reading.
Your class numbers are also in sequence with each other. You were always number 4 and he was always number 3. So you inevitably stuck together in PE when the teacher couldn’t be bothered and would say “Relay race today! Class number 1 to 4 in one group, 5 to 8 in one group. The rest of you count by yourselves!”
In one of the PE games, the class was learning about volleyball. Once again you got grouped up with him.
You didn’t really think a lot about these instances, it was just all coincidences to you and you hadn’t really noticed that you get paired up with him a lot.
But in that group volleyball game, that was probably the first time you REALLY SAW Albedo. He was an amazing setter and though you didn’t know a lot about volleyball, you saw the way your group members were able to spike the balls he set for them.
“Albedo,” you called out to him after that class. “Are you in the volleyball team? You should really try out,” In his first year, he wasn’t and he hadn’t any interest in volleyball at all. He was more of a science club person. So he brushed off your comment.
You asked him again, probably a month later, poking at his back before class started. “Albedo, did you try out?” He raised an eyebrow at you and told you straight that he wasn’t interested in volleyball. You remember scrunching up your eyebrows at that moment, thinking what wasted talent he was.
“You should really!” And then every single day, you would just ask him if he had tried out yet. He got tired of it. “What do I have to gain by joining a sports team? I don’t even enjoy sports...”
“You won’t know until you try!” and then, just to shut you up. One day, he finally did.
He got accepted.
At first he thought it was just a fluke, until the captain told him that he had remarkable sense for being a setter, and knew where to direct the ball at the right moment.
“You should’ve tried out earlier, we really could use someone like you in our team,” is what Zhongli said when Albedo was finally handed his jersey.
The next day, as he comes into the classroom, he throws the jersey on your table, and sits at the chair in front of you.
You blink at the jersey, before picking it up and spreading it out in front of you. “Genshin High Volleyball Team” “#4″
It dawned on you that he finally tried out and got accepted. “You’re in the team!” You said but glanced at the number again. “Did you get to choose your own number?”
He was facing away from you, unpacking his school bag for the day and answered. “Yes, I chose the number,”
You quizzically looked at the number 4 and tilted your head. “Why the number 4? You know it’s bad luck?” (number 4 is bad luck in some cultures: particularly Chinese, maybe Japanese too?)
He doesn’t answer for a moment, but when he does all he says is “Class number,”
You chide him again. “But your class number is 3, Albedo,”
He finally turns, looks you straight in the eye and takes the jersey back from you. “Yes, but yours is 4,” and turns back around to continue prepping for the class.
You’re stunned and speechless. There’s some type of warmth and shock spreading through your being.
“You got me into this, so it’s only fair if you watch my first game,”
So you do and you have no idea how but now you’re meeting him after his practice sessions, you’re watching him in his games and you send him good luck messages before each one.
To him, you’re always going to be his very first fan.
It almost feels natural and you’re not too shocked when he asks you one day as you meet him after practice, “So, we’re dating now, right?”
#5 Tartaglia (Middle Blocker/Wing Spiker)
The love at first sight kind of guy. But you don’t take him seriously because he practically flirts with every woman alive.
“Awe come on Y/N, just let me take you out on a date,” He isn’t subtle at all, but because he’s so easy going about it, you really can’t take him seriously. You refuse every time.
“He doesn’t really flirt with other girls... It’s more like... He’s just overly friendly with them,” your friend says, discussing him one day. You roll your eyes. It’s practically the same thing. “But he hasn’t asked anyone else out except you, I think. Maybe just give him a chance?” your friend adds.
It really doesn’t make a difference to you.
“Y/N-chan!!! Is today the day you say yes?” It’s like an every day occurrence and you’re getting annoyed. It’s not that you don’t like him at all, he’s a decent guy, it’s just that you always think it’ll go wrong with how friendly he is to other girls and you don’t deny the fact that you might be an easily jealous person. (You don’t really know but it feels like you would be)
The “harassment” is unreal and at some point you say yes just to shut him up and he is STOKED.
He has the date all planned out, it’s out at a theme park that you’ve actually been wanting to go to for a while. It’s astounding how well prepared he was, he even knew your favourite treat and favourite flavour of cotton candy. You didn’t know that he’d already actively asked your friends for tips a long time ago.
What surprises you most is that he actually isn’t as annoying as you thought he was. “Hey, I know I really forced you out on a date this time, but don’t think too much about it and just have fun, okay?”
He was being considerate of how you felt after all that and didn’t want to pressure you into anything. Still, at the end of that one he asked if you wanted to go on another one and you end up saying you don’t mind.
Still, there are days when you see him in school and he’s animatedly talking to other girls and looking like he enjoys it. You can’t even be mad because it’s not like the two of you are already a thing. This is exactly what you were afraid about, but you don’t want to bring it up to him because you just didn’t want to be the type to try and change someone to mold into your expectations.
Still, you went out on that second date. That second one also surprised you. It was pretty simple this time around, but the two of you ran into a girl from school, who started to animatedly talk to him about some random thing. You stood there, thinking that you’d be ignored now, but he excused himself pretty fast from the conversation. “Ah, Rika, sorry, I’m busy right now, I’ll talk to you next time okay?” and pulls you along.
You blink and tell him, “...You could’ve talked to her for a bit... I wouldn’t mind...” He looks back at you, surprised. “Huh? I’m not wasting my precious date time,”
You find out he’s a pretty one-track mind person (which means that he wasn’t all that great at multi-tasking) but that meant that when he set his focus on you, he wouldn’t put it on anyone else.
Him being friendly with other girls was probably because he was a funny person and easy going, but it actually had nothing to do with how loyal he could or couldn’t be.
This was further proven when, while in class, he again was talking to another girl but he saw you outside the classroom carrying a heavy box, probably from the art room and completely abandons his conversation with that girl without warning and goes out to help you.
He always gravitates towards you in the end.
It’s on the third date that the two of you exchange phone numbers and get to know each other a bit more. You learn that he’s pretty passionate about volleyball and apparently that if he’s set his sight on something, he doesn’t give up easily on it.
He’s annoyed that he can’t walk to school with you though, cause you two live on completely different sides of town. But when he has time he still walks you home then takes the bus back to his place. You tell him he doesn’t have to do that since its such a hassle but he keeps saying spending extra time with you is worth it.
Before your fourth date he invites you to one of his games. He’s real energetic about it and he really has a different kind of drive. Even when their team is lagging behind he manages to keep his determination and keep pushing. That’s another different side of him you see.
You start to feel like he’s actually not as bad as you thought he was at first.
This guy, because he’s so friendly, he ends up having a lot of girl fans but when he sees you at the stands, again, with his one-track mind, he completely doesn’t see anyone else except you (you probably earn a few glares from other girls but whatevs)
What probably nails it for you is when there’s a sudden commotion outside the classroom one day. “Don’t talk about her like that. So what if you’re pretty? You expect me to like you when you’re so foul mouthed?” Everyone is practically outside their classrooms watching as Tartaglia confronts a girl who looks shocked. It was brutal, and the girl runs away crying.
Tartaglia walks off as well, probably to cool off but you follow him up to the school rooftop. You give him some time to cool down before approaching him and asking if he’s okay. He flashes you a smile.
“She said some nasty stuff about you and I couldn’t control myself. I’m probably no different to her...” he sighs a little and finally you see that he was genuine in every sense, just that he gets overexcited at times.
You thank him for standing up for you and he shrugs. “It’s my fault anyway, for always entertaining them when they want to talk. I don’t want to be rude and turn them down all the time, but that gives them the wrong idea...”
You say “Well, once we become official maybe they’ll stop getting the wrong idea and stop latching on to you...”
“Yeah...” It takes him a few seconds before he freaks out “WAIT, YOU WANT TO BE OFFICIAL?!”
It was heading that way anyway, so you agree but boy what a handful of a boyfriend he is cause he’s on such a different high when the two of you are officially an item. He literally doesn’t even want to be apart from you even for a minute. The kind that would say “I missed you,” even when you just went to the bathroom for 5 minutes.
#6 Kazuha (Decoy/Middle Blocker/Wing Spiker)
Respectful, polite and patient. You waited a while before this guy asked you out officially.
Beforehand the two of you acted like a couple already anyway. The type that people would ask “Are you two dating?” but then both of you would deny it.
It was more of a friendship that was in plateau. It wasn’t going past that it seemed.
You were childhood friends, your parents knew each other so you grew up around each other. Hence in the mornings the two of you would walk to school with each other.
Even if you keep saying that the two of you aren’t dating, in your class, the two of you are pretty much seen as a couple (everyone ships you as well) Kazuha is usually nice to everybody in general, but he’s a little different with you. There’s an added sense of gentleness.
Sometimes you pack lunch for him and sometimes he packs it for you (It’s on both your mother’s requests. Your mom would go, oh tell Kazuha not to bring lunch tomorrow I made enough for him too. Type of thing)
If you were sick even the teacher would know and say “Kazuha here’s an extra worksheet for Y/N, pass it on to her,”
There are really times where the class doubts that the two of you are just friends (can you tell that your whole class is just waiting in bated breath for the two of you to start dating?) There was one time where you got hurt in PE class, it was wholly an accident that Henry collided with you (it was a game of dodgeball) but Kazuha had a different air around him and everyone saw the glare that he directed at Henry. (It was scary because Kazuha always had a smile on his face) but then it was gone as soon as it came and everyone thought they just imagined it.
Everyone except Henry. Henry still remembers that and he will never forget it. Poor Henry.
Even with things like crying, Kazuha knew that side of you. When there was a time you got so frustrated because you studied really hard for a test but still failed it. You went off to the bathroom during lunch time. When you came out, all cried out and ready for class again you were suddenly pulled into a warm embrace. Kazuha had been waiting outside for you. His darn hugs makes you cry all over again.
The real change happened when he saw you getting a love letter in your locker. You opened it in front of Kazuha and read it. It was a really sweet letter and you didn’t outright reject the guy. Apparently it was a senior and you’d caught his eye. Kazuha never said anything about those letters.
One day that senior writes that he wants to meet you at the school garden after school that day. You agree and the senior confesses to you. Kazuha is round the corner listening to all of it and he’s struck by the panic that he feels. That’s it. No more walking home with you, or picking you up. No more lunches together and no more hugs to comfort you--but he heard you reject him.
The relief he feels is what gives him the biggest sign that he didn’t want to see you with someone else. He doesn’t ask that day why you reject the senior, you came back to Kazuha with a smile anyway and you seemed pretty content with your decision.
While walking home that day, he stops dead in his tracks and you realize seconds later that he has stopped walking. You turn back and you see an unreadable expression on his face. “...Kazuha?”
“...Y/N... I don’t like it,” Kazuha had a hard time saying what he needed to say because this man is just not the selfish kind. “I don’t like it, when I think that you might date another person,”
Your shoulders relax, you look at his face for a bit more before smiling and walking up to him and taking his hand. “Kazuha, it’s always been you. You slowpoke,”
It’s ironic how you call him slowpoke when he probably has the fastest reaction times in his team.
#7 Xiao (Libero)
“Xiao! You have to stop putting all your time in volleyball practice! I swear your grades are going to suffer!”
That is basically the epitome of your relationship before the two of you started dating. You got on his nerves because you nagged him to no end. You were childhood friends, but the kind that loved to argue a lot. That’s just how your dynamics was. In school though, the two of you ended up in different classes, so you didn’t really see him all that much.
His grades never did suffer though, he was a decent student but he always pushed himself to do better in volleyball. Boy was obsessed with the game and he just wanted to keep on getting better.
You on the other hand, were a pretty mild person and stayed with the music club. (You didn’t know how to play any instrument though)
Xiao always acted tough in front of others but when he was younger he would cry easily when frustrated. Growing up, that crying just turned into hot-headedness. He had a temper sometimes, but you were used to it.
Despite you always nagging him about taking breaks from volleyball from time to time you still went to his games. He really was a great libero. Quick reflexes and good receives, you admitted that you were a little jealous of how much progress he’d been making. It seemed as if he was slightly further away from you. He now had his own thing to focus on and yet you...had set your sights on nothing.
Nevertheless that made you determined to learn an instrument, and you particularly chose the flute because you remembered that Xiao liked the flute. Though, it disappointed you a little that your choice of musical instrument was dictated by Xiao. It’s like he was always on your mind. It was probably here that you realized you liked the guy more than you thought you did.
With you focusing on music club a bit more and Xiao pouring his time into volleyball, the two of you spent less and less time together. You hadn’t really realized it until you got a text message from him one day. “Hey, you ok?” “Yea, why?” “Nothing, I just haven’t seen you in a while,”
You were a little surprised he noticed but you arranged to spend lunch with him the next day at school.
Nothing really changed between the two of you, lunch was spent normally, with you berating him and him glaring at you while he ate and chewed on his food. Occasionally you would pinch his arm when you thought he wasn’t listening to you.
Xiao always looked annoyed when you berated him but in truth he couldn’t quite imagine what it would be like if you stopped doing that. He messaged you that day because he was struck with the sudden emptiness of not hanging out with you for a while.
“...What happened to your hand?” He asked, seeing some of your fingers bandaged up. “Oh... I’m learning to play an instrument, it gets sore when I go for hours so...” Xiao knew how that felt, his arms would get red too when he practiced receives too much.
“....Are you going to let me hear?” “Huh?” “...You playing an instrument, are you going to let me hear?” “Oh, uh... I guess? Maybe when I’m a little better at it,”
In some senses he was glad you found something you really wanted to try but on the other hand he felt as if you were slipping away and growing up without him a little. Which was a good thing, right? It’s not like you always had to watch him grow.
But that had hit much harder when you missed one of his games. He looked up to the stands, to the chair that you would always be on and found it empty. Ah, that’s right, the music club had an event today too.
He called you up after that game and asked if you were done with your music club activities. You said it’ll be 15 minutes more and he said he’d wait outside for you at the auditorium.
He was surprised when the auditorium doors opened and files and files of people who were audiences walked out. He didn’t think that the event was such a big one. When he spotted you, he waved you over and said the two of you could walk home together. “You played today?” He asked you and you scratched your cheek, those bandages were still on your fingers. “Yeah, a little, not a solo though. Not a big deal, you probably wouldn’t be able to hear my flute at all!”
“...It is a big deal,” he said as the two of you walked. You glanced at him sideways. “It’s a big deal cause you worked hard on it...You’ve always been at my back so...So invite me to the next one, I’ll come watch. I don’t care how small your part is,”
You are SHOOK at how touched you are, you NEARLY felt like crying right then and there but you revert to your “annoying childhood friend mode” and pinch his cheek. “Hah? You’re just inviting yourself now? You got some nerve...” The rest of the walk ends up in banter.
But then you do end up inviting him to the next concert of the music club. It was at the auditorium as well, and although you and the club were supposed to play as an orchestra, your flute part was given a little bit of solo time, probably just a few precious seconds.
It isn’t much of a shock to Xiao when he’s a little nervous for you, but you played just fine and the melody was a calming one.
“So, how was it?” You ask when you meet him outside again. “...Good,” he was never really good at giving compliments but him showing up was a compliment enough for you. He glanced at your fingers again. “...You really should stop spending so much time practicing, your fingers are going to break,” You laugh, cause that sounded like exactly what you would say to him about volleyball. “Says you, the volleyball freak,”
“...It’s not about that, I just can’t hold them when they’re all bandaged up,” He says to you and again you’re shook. “...What do you mean?” He’s walking ahead of you and he doesn’t seem to want to meet your gaze. “I mean that I can’t hold your hand,” he mutters and you most likely blush.
“...I mean, how long have you been wanting to do that...?” You ask him as you fall in step with each other. “...For a while,”
There’s nothing but the sound of footsteps between the two of you, before he feels the tangle of your fingers around his after a few seconds and your slight murmur. “Idiot, they’re not that fragile...”
Nothing is said between the two of you about dating, but the two of you know that it’s already happened. Maybe later on, he’ll confirm it, but for now you’re happy with this.
#8 Thoma (Pinch Server/Middle Blocker)
You don’t go to the same school, but your school is just a few blocks away from his and you always pass it on your way home.
Aside from that, he’s actually your neighbor! And let’s face it, if you have a neighbor as handsome as him you’d probably spend a lot of time looking out your window to see if he’s out there or something. It just so happens that your bedroom window faces the front of your house, which is right next to his.
So, for the longest time, the only thing you know about Thoma is that he is extremely helpful. He meets his mom out at the pavement when she comes back with groceries and helps her carry it. He walks his dog Taroumaru every day. You’ve even seen him helping a random granny with her groceries the other day. So in a sense, you’ve built this totally perfect image of Thoma in your mind. Without even talking to him.
One day you just happen to go out of your house for school at the same time as him and just as you come out of the gate you see him and he’s looking at you, then he breaks into a smile. “Oh hey! You go to the school near ours? That’s their uniform right?”
You were extremely shy to talk to him but he made it easy to converse. He was actually really funny and had some weird thoughts going on in his mind sometimes. You hadn’t even realized you were walking together until he was already at his school and waved goodbye to you.
That was the first time you interacted with him and that was pretty much it for six months. The rest of the time was just looking out your window and sometimes seeing him there.
Until one day, you ended track and field practice late. The sky was already dark and you were just walking home, when you run into him at his school gates as well. He blinks at you and you blink at him. “Oh! Neighbor! Wow you’re out late too! Ahaha!” And again he’s so good wiith conversations that the two of you fall in step with each other. You learn that he’s in his school’s volleyball team and you tell him you’re in track and field.
It’s here that you see a different side of him. “I...don’t know...maybe I’m not cut out for volleyball, I’m new in the team and I feel like I’m not really helping all that much,” so he was a normal person with normal insecurities too. You tell him to just keep trying and that it’s probably too early to give up. He smiles and laughs “You’re totally right!”
Again, for a few months, you don’t see him at all. The next time you see him is because you forgot your keys at home and both your parents were out. It was an extremely hot summer day too, as you just sat on your porch steps.
You weren’t really paying attention to who was passing by outside the gates. But Thoma passed by, and he back tracked when he thought he saw you just sitting there. “Hey, you okay?” You look up and explain the situation to him. “Oh... Well, come over my place while you wait for them! It’s really hot out here! I’m sure my mom won’t mind!”
You strongly refuse, mostly because you were freakin embarrassed. “Come on, really, you’re gunna die out here,” in the end you really just wanted air conditioning so you agreed.
His mom was as nice as he was and prepared cold tea for you to drink. She did leave the two of you in the living room and went off to do her own thing. While Thoma changed out of his uniform, you did your homework on their dining table. It looked like he had the same idea since he brought his school bag down with him and sat next to you to do his. “Wow, it looks like your math is a lot harder than ours,”
When the two of you finished, your mom messaged you saying that she and your dad was going to be a bit later than usual today because of business meetings. Thoma took that as an opportunity to offer “Wanna watch this new series together? It’s a mystery show,” and he went off on a tangent about how it was pretty popular these days. You agreed just for the heck of it, I mean you were in his house, what choice did you have? So the two of you moved to the sofa and watched it in the living room together.
Surprisingly you ended up liking it, but on the third episode, your mom called and said they were back home. “Ah that’s too bad, hey let’s watch it again next time!”
You didn’t really expect there to be a “next time” it was just one of those things that people said to be polite. But, come Friday that week and your mom answers to a knock on the door. “Mrs.(your last name)! I was wondering if Y/N was in?” Indeed you were and you were so dumbfounded when he said the two of you can continue watching that series together and asked if you preferred to watch it at yours or at his. You didn’t mind either way so you end up watching it at his.
So over the course of the week he ends up going to your house or you end up going to his just to watch that series together. It was naturally more fun to watch it with someone, you could share your reactions together and talk about it as well. All of this happens in the living room though, while one of your parents were around.
It was a few weeks later that he tells you he’s going to have his first volleyball game and he was hella nervous for it. He didn’t ask you to come, he just talked about it but you took note of the date and showed up to watch him.
You honestly didn’t even know what you were doing there. I mean, he probably had other people supporting him, right? He seemed like the type to have a lot of friends and everything. Just before the game started he spotted you off to the side and he’s shocked, but he jogs towards you “You came...to watch me?” he asks this with wide eyes. “Umm... Yeah? Since you did say you were nervous... A-Am I making it worse? I can go...”
“No!! I-It’s good! I’m happy!” He was a bit jittery but he did really look happy. Before he leaves, some of his guy friends come around and he introduces you to them, then goes off for his game. His guy friends look equally nice, but they snicker around you and one of them speaks up. “Ah, so you’re the girl Thoma has been talking about so much,”
You’re surprised yet again. His friends basically throw him under the bus while the poor thing was nervous for his first game. His friends say that Thoma’s always excited for Friday nights cause he gets to watch the series with you and some other things that you found amusing.
Thoma’s team ends up winning and you congratulate him for a job well done, but all the things his friends said is still swimming around in your head. He meets his friends briefly, before they all leave and Thoma comes back around to you.
You just can’t hold it in. How can you keep it a secret? Plus you’ve been crushing on the guy for a while too. “Um so... your friends...they’re a little talkative...” you trail off seeing if he would get the hint. It takes him a few seconds before his face is a blushing mess. “W-Wait, did they say anything weird? D-Did they tell you a-about the stuff I say about you?”
You meekly nod your head and his face basically combusts into redness. Then he sighs... “I just... really like your company,” the both of you are just red.
“...Same,” you finally say and he takes that as a positive sign. “Th-Then, you don’t mind spending a bit more time with me, right?”
It’s a really simple start, but it was also really wholesome.
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Tartaglia/Childe has as weapons both a bow and blades that he creates on his own.
Doesn't this reminds you of someone? 🤔
genshin week day 5: favourite harbinger ↳ tartaglia ✽
GOLDEN HOUSE FIGHT MUSIC AT THE GENSHIN CONCERT??? I've always been an avid supporter of Yu Peng Chen but I'm glad everyone appreciates him after the inazuma piano solo showcase and inazuma albums and the music production for this game bc holy shit it's so gooooooooooood
Okay so I found my moots and some people have been doing this alot on Twitter so I decide to do mine! I can't stop making this HAHAAHAH I still have some left I need to do 🤭 I haven't done Maenu and onoD one yet 😂 But what you are seeing right now is my faves seiyuus and 2D characters (there are still more btw lol) 😌💕 I also include the original picture so everyone, please share yours too! Perhaps, we have same taste 🤭❤
The Warrior That Never Was
major character death, implied difficulty to breathe, mentions of injury
this is literally just childe. like theres no other characters other than a lawachurl
Death wasn’t something that Childe often thought about when he was a young child, when he was Ajax, he had managed to convince himself that he couldn’t die and for a while he’d charge onto the battlefield thinking that. When he became Tartaglia and came to his senses, ”I can’t die!” became ”I can’t die, not yet.”
He can’t remember, in this state, whether that phrase was reassurance or for motivation. Was it you can’t die yet, not so soon, not so young or you can’t die yet, not with so many things still unaccomplished?
Perhaps it was both?
Instances where he told himself shit like, “You’re so young, surely a lawachurl can’t take you down that easily,” and “You’re going to survive this burn. If not for you, for the family.” flash briefly through his mind.
It’s challenging to think about anything but how his legs feel like jelly with how hard it is for him to even try to push himself up again and holy shit when did breathing become so laborious- Was he even getting any air? He’s trying so hard to follow the rhythmic inhale-exhale that his mind tells him to do but all he does is heave, attempting to push back against the tightness of his chest that’s making each inhale shorter and shorter.
He doesn’t win, he’s never won against his own body. A mortal’s needs and vulnerability, above all, has always been the harbinger’s number one enemy.
As he starts curling into himself, through the pain, he fishes up vague memories of the Abyss, desperately trying to latch onto a purer and happier time.
Back when Ajax barely knew how to hold a kitchen knife much less than wield a sword. Back when his mentor would watch him slash through odd dummies made of darkness and, in the moment, immediately tell him what he was doing wrong. Back when she would teach him the ins and outs of the Abyss and how to travel through it so casually as if it was a simple subject in school and not completely unknown to most in Teyvat.
Battling her was like spinning a wheel, no matter how long he had fought her, she was always one step ahead with something new up her sleeve. Even if he tried his best, trained his hardest, she would win, inarguably the superior- His master for a reason. She embodied every reason why battle was so fun, she was the one that raised Ajax’s standards to above and beyond.
“You told yourself that you’d meet her again,” a traitorous voice in his mind remarks, though, Childe can only barely make out what he’s trying to tell himself with how distorted every sound has become. “Y..ou tol…. you… self you’d ma… her u… se tw..o ha… nds to be…. a..t you…. n..ext time…” The same voice sttempts to say.
The gaping wound in his chest throbs, spreading the pain to every other limb and it leaves his whole body writhing in pain and his body only reacts naturally with a gasp that makes him hurt even worse. Fuck, he really can’t fucking do this, it’s hard to process anything but the agony that fills him.
Childe doesn’t want to give up— He’s always made remarks about how he’s going to fight death itself and win the battle but this doesn’t feel like he’s winning at all. In fact, he’s losing. . Some part of him always imagined dying to be something underwhelming, just closing your eyes and seeing black but holy fucking shit could he be more wrong. But if this- all of this pain was included in dying, Childe doesn’t want to continue fighting it and prolong all of this.
For once in his life, he wants to surrender.
And so he stops clenching onto himself, lets himself uncurl from the position he put himself in and lets go. He falls onto his back, a groan escapes his throat as skin meets bloodied grass. No. Not escapes, he lets it be released, no longer bothered enough to try to hold in what little air he had left in his system. A small part of him that’s still fighting desperately tries to get him to try to inhale again but he pushes it down. His eyes lazily track the moving clouds in the orange sky, trying his best to point out all the shapes he can see before everything becomes a dull blur.
It’s pathetic, in a way, how Childe can’t help to still be disappointed in how everything turned out even as every last bit of hope and life in him flickers out. His gaze drops to the trees in front of him as black starts closing in on his vision.
Childe never gave his family a proper goodbye.
Tartaglia never got to conquer the world.
Ajax never got to be “The Greatest Warrior of All Time”.
My love for you has left me hollow
when i first saw childe my first impression was "sumbissive and breedable ginger"
🐳✦彡ɢᴜᴇsᴛ sᴘᴏᴛʟɪɢʜᴛ彡✦🌊 Please welcome @chivaeta as our next guest artist! We're here for her Childe loving agenda 😤 Please look forward to her Childes!!🌸
Genshin Impact Transparent Character Icons [5/?]: Updated Kokomi’s Fullsize Icon
✔︎ 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛: ᴋᴀᴇʏᴀ, ᴊᴇᴀɴ, ᴅɪʟᴜᴄ, xɪᴀᴏ, ᴢʜᴏɴɢʟɪ, ʙᴇɪᴅᴏᴜ, ᴛᴏʜᴍᴀ, ᴇɪ, ᴀʟʙᴇᴅᴏ, ᴄʜɪʟᴅᴇ, ʏᴀɴғᴇɪ, ᴋᴀᴢᴜʜᴀ, ɢᴏʀᴏᴜ, ᴋᴏᴋᴏᴍɪ, ʟɪsᴀ, ᴠᴇɴᴛɪ, ɴɪɴɢɢᴜᴀɴɢ, ᴄʜᴏɴɢʏᴜɴ, ᴀʏᴀᴋᴀ, ᴀɴᴅ sᴀʀᴀ <ɢᴇɴsʜɪɴ ɪᴍᴘᴀᴄᴛ>
✔︎ 𝚃𝚢𝚙𝚎: x ʀᴇᴀᴅᴇʀ sᴄᴇɴᴀʀɪᴏs
✔︎ 𝚂𝚞𝚖𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚢: ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀʀɪᴠᴇ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜᴏʀʀɪʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴊᴜʀɪᴇs, ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇʀᴇɴ’ᴛ ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀᴡᴀᴋᴇ ᴛʜɪs ʟᴀᴛᴇ
✔︎ 𝙴𝚡𝚝𝚛𝚊 𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚎: ɪ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴛʜsᴇ sᴄᴇɴᴀʀɪᴏs ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ <3
❥ “ᴡʜᴏ ᴅɪᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜ?“
Kaeya - “My love I was so worried I.. who- who did this to you? what happened?”
Jean - “Y/N there you are! What- who’s responsible for these injuries? Let me grab my first aid kit first..”
Diluc - “Who injured like this darling? I must know immediately.”
Xiao - “Y/N.. who gave you those injuries? Why didn’t you call for me?”
Zhongli - “My dear you’ve arrived- who is the cause of your current state?”
Beidou - “Y/N you’re back! Kazuha mentioned.. wait, who- who gave these to you?”
Tohma - “Ah there you are! ..Y/N who did this to you..? Tell me please..”
Ei - “What have I said about.. who laid such injuries upon you? who hurt you my love?”
❥ *ɪᴍᴍᴇᴅɪᴀᴛᴇʟʏ ғɪxᴇs ʏᴏᴜ ᴜᴘ*
Albedo - “Darling come here please.. let me fix your wounds or they might become infected..”
Childe - “What- okay first off come with me.. let’s get you fixed up. Then you can explain what happened.”
Yanfei - “My love! I- oh no.. okay come on let’s get you patched up.”
Kazuha - “This isn’t good.. not good at all.. come along, I’m sure Beidou has medical supplies aboard.”
Gorou - “Y/N! You made it back! Oh.. you don’t look so good.. let’s get you to the medical tent baby..”
Kokomi - “How did the mission.. Y/N why haven’t you paid a visit to our medic? Come.. let’s go at once please..”
❥ “ɪ’ᴍ sᴏ sᴏʀʀʏ.. ɪ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛ ʏᴏᴜ..“
Lisa - “I’m so sorry cutie.. I wish I went with you this time around.”
Venti - “I feel as though I should have been there with you.. I’m sorry I couldn’t help you when you needed it..”
Ningguang - “Please stay with me in The Jade Chamber.. so I can prevent this and help protect you.”
Chongyun - “Maybe I could have done something if I was with you.. I’m sorry I wasn’t..”
Ayaka - “I want to be of help to you.. I want to protect you from dangers.. and I’m so sorry I didn’t this time around.”
Sara - “Next time I’ll accompany you on these types of things. That way you don’t get hurt again.. with me to protect you it’ll be okay.”
ᴜᴘᴅᴀᴛᴇ: HEY HI IDK WHERE YALL ARE COMING FROM BUT ILY /P. ᴀʜ ᴀɴʏᴡᴀʏs ᴍʏ ʀᴇǫᴜᴇsᴛs ᴀʀᴇ ᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴏᴘᴇɴ (ʟɪɴᴋ ɪɴ ʀᴜʟᴇs ᴘᴏsᴛ) ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴜᴛᴜᴀʟs ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ?? ɪ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ!
IF YOU LIKE TARTAGLIA SAY HELL YEAH
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Coming back home to your lover [PT 1]
Work and errands have kept you away from home for a few days; so when you come back tired and desperate for some quality time with your beloved, he obliges :) | FEM READER | This was really messy and quick ^^ srry
Includes: Tartaglia and Kaeya
At first Childe doesn't notice the door opening because he's just so focused on the food he's making
But once he notices your dragging footsteps it takes a second until you're being picked up and hugged tightly
"My love has returned home! I missed you my love! Let's have a nice meal together!"
He immediately sits you down on the table, and pours a hot bowl of special soup
He adoringly stares as you gulp down the delicious soup, suddenly very proud of his cooking skills
Now you’re full and sleepy, so the next logical thing to do is take a quick bath
But Childe abruptly stops you “I´ll prepare the bathtub, I need to take a bath too”
That was unexpected but it seemed that the ginger had no evil intentions so you happily accepted
He carefully washes your back and rinses your hair, barely paying attention to his own body
After the bath was over Childe was brushing your hair softy, every now and then pushing your head back to kiss your forehead
"My love, would you tell me about your adventures?" The way he asked just made your heart melt
So as he held you close and nuzzled against you; the stories of your fantastic travels lulled both to a tranquil sleep
He's not at home when you arrive
That discourages you a little, the excitement to see your lover gone and sleepiness kicking in
You wake up to a very nice smell, which is weird because you´re alone in the house
You stumbled into the kitchen and saw Kaeya absentmindedly stirring up something in a pot
He smiled when he noticed you were standing there, "I'm sorry for not being here when you arrived doll, but I'm cooking up something delicious to make up for it"
Kaeya set the table up with two plates, a bottle of apple cider and a candle
Dinner was amazing and his company made it much more enjoyable, nights like this one were rare because of your busy schedules
When you were done he waltzed you to the bedroom, without any malicious intent ;)
He sat next to you on the bed and asked about the things you did when you were away
Obviously he was as flirty and touchy as always
But when you started yawning he suggested taking a quick shower together before calling it off for the night, and so you did
After showering Kaeya helped you to dry and brush your hair, and you did his in return
He held you close as you both fell asleep, finally feeling at home <3
childe' s love for you is eternal, but his work always gets in the way. but that doesn't stop him from sending his love to you
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how are you ? i trust that you're doing okay back home, yeah ?
i'm sorry work has gotten in the way of us spending time together, but i swear i'll do everything with you when i get back,, i promise !
traveling around collecting debt has been pretty boring, i really wish you could be here with me. everythings' always more fun when you're around !
oh ! i've also bought some gifts for you too ! i think you'll like them ~~ hopefully these will make up for all the time i've been away. . .
but on a more serious note, i've missed you a lot, y/n. again, i'm sorry for not always being around to hang out with you and go out on the dates we used to have. just remember that i love you so much, and i'm always thinking about you ♡
fortunately, i'll be returning soon !! and i'll be bringing your favorite food too, so you won't have to be angry at me ~~
i'll see you soon, my love :)
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(sorry this is a little short)