adorabubbly whispered:
Waiting: Noya/Asahi

restaurant au, this got really long and i need to go to work omg

It started with the night everything Asahi sent out coming back. Everything was too cold, too mushy, too everything that could possibly go wrong and it wouldn’t stop. It was just one night, one freak busy night, but it hammered at Asahi’s confidence until it shattered. He didn’t walk out on them that night, and Daichi didn’t fire him for the next night’s no-call no-show. He tried to quit for good while Noya was out for a week with a bad stomach flu immediately after that night; instead, Noya came back to see him hovered around the dishwasher machine and refused to acknowledge him for a few days because of it.

I can’t accept that you would just give up like that!" he yelled at him once. 

Asahi had just tried to make himself smaller in response because he had nothing but excuses to give him. Noya didn’t know how to help him and that terrified him, so he lashed out. Over time it calmed down, and Noya stuck with him.

Noya can never help himself when there’s someone in trouble whom he’s taken under his wings, though, and he feels guilty for not being able to bring Asahi back behind the line where he’s supposed to be. The most he can do for him is forcibly carpool with him to make sure he even gets to work, hold his hands protected with latex gloves to cover all the little bandaids around his fingers that Noya put on him, and guide him through every night and stay with him late to clean up after everyone else has gone home. He feels as though he can barely do anything as long as Asahi is hunched over plates and utensils that need cleaning, deliberately avoiding his previous place in the kitchen as much as possible.

Asahi won’t even admit he’s hungry sometimes, so Noya often has to shove a plate of food he asked Suga to make into Asahi’s hands. “Eat,” he says and won’t budge until Asahi gives in and leans against a prep table to nibble during slow periods.

A few months pass by like this, with Asahi stuck in neutral and Noya shifting as much as he can to try to lift him up. Daichi and Suga, accidentally or on purpose, seemed to become distant with Asahi as they tried to find new cooks to train since it never seemed that Asahi was going to come back. They brought in two college students, Kageyama and Hinata, and it was the first time in so long that Noya had seen sparks reignite in Asahi’s eyes. 

The kids were passionate, overly competitive with one another in a team situation, and they were fed stories constantly of the extraordinary third chef that used to work alongside Daichi and Suga through thick and thin. Noya was always quick to shoot Asahi a look whenever he was being talked about, and wasn’t at all gentle with sicking the in-training duo on him. 

"Hey! You wanna meet the ace of this place?" he asked, knowing full well Asahi was tensing up in the corner, and knowing he wouldn’t dare try to bail out.

Hinata was more vocal about his enthusasium than Kageyama, who just stiffened with an odd expression that Noya took to be him trying to handle being excited. 

Noya jutted a thumb behind him towards Asahi. “Right back there. Maybe you two can talk some sense into him.”

They did more than that over the next few weeks, and every time they came up to Asahi he would just shoot a defeated expression toward Noya. But that light was back in his eyes, the one that flared up during rushes, that made him bustle around more, asking where he could help, could he maybe come early to help prep for the mound of reservations for the night.

So, really, Noya has the kids to thank for Asahi shuffling back behind the line one night and whining as Daichi smacks him hard on the back for finally getting his nerves together. He puffs out his chest as holds a white chef’s jacket in his hands, the one that’s big enough for a giant with Asahi’s name boldly embroidered on the right side of the chest. Asahi takes a deep breath as Noya scoots between the starry-eyed duo that sent all this back into motion, and even Daichi and Suga step back to give them room.

Noya looks up at Asahi, looks him right in the eyes, and smiles.

"Here," he says as he chucks the jacket into Asahi’s arms, "it’s been waiting for you."

adorabubbly whispered:
Hold My Hand: Kagaeyama/Hinata

"Hold my hand."

Kageyama stiffens at first, because he’s already irritated that the entire team has to wait in the hallway before they can go back out onto the courts and suddenly Hinata is telling him what to do. He whips his head to his side to snap at him, but he stops immediately when he notices the way Hinata’s frown is set, how he’s slightly hunched over, and the scared expression in his eyes. Right. Hinata’s nervous, he can tell, and he’s somewhat peeved that he’s let Hinata get to this point of being quietly nervous rather than the usual vocally nervous.

For a moment Kageyama is still simmering with irritation at Hinata’s command, but it wasn’t a command in the very least; they do a lot of things without verbal communication, but sometimes informing each other of how to help needs to be said. Kageyama’s face softens and he shifts closer to Hinata.

He nudges Hinata’s hand with his own, a quiet ask for confirmation, but before he can read the situation Hinata’s hand has shot itself into the vague cupping position of Kageyama’s. He squeezes, his hand wrapped around Kageyama’s so tight Kageyama actually swears out loud before he wrings his hand away so he can redo the position, this time with his fingers laced firmly between Hinata’s. Hinata continues to hold on tight, too tight if Kageyama is being honest, but Kageyama can feel Hinata’s presence soften as he comes down from his panicked state of furiously bolded exclamation points. 

It takes a few silent minutes of breathing exercises (courtesy of Kageyama’s internet searches) and hand squishes, and Kageyama sighs once Hinata calms down. “How was I supposed to know you needed your  hand held?” he asks, referring to the slight jab in his usually confident ability to take care of Hinata. Hinata’s hand relaxes to the point where it’s Kageyama holding onto him, but he has no intention of letting go. 

"Well…I wanted a hug, but I’d probably would have thrown up all over you if I moved! Sooo, I thought we could just avoid that, but…" 

Hinata squeezes Kageyama’s hand again with more affection than need this time.

"I…I think I like this more. And you probably do, too."

Kageyama can’t deny that he prefers the minimal contact when they’re in public, because Hinata’s hugs require him to wrap his arms tight around him and hold him, so it usually becomes less of a hug and more of an embrace for the sake of comfort and calming him down. He doesn’t mind doing it, it’s for Hinata after all, but he’ll easily admit that applying pressure around Hinata’s hand is much easier than doing so over his entire body. 

His grip loosens so he’s no longer pressing the pads of his fingertips into the back of Hinata’s hand. “Yeah, just a lot. This is much less embarrassing for the both of us,” he gripes, though it’s half-hearted.

Hinata just smiles at him, and they stay leaning against their wall with their hands intwined until they’re finally allowed to get back onto the court.

Kiss Art Challenge

tokidoki-hokeypokey:

Give me a pairing and a number and I’ll draw them kissing.

(don’t know if this is already out there, but I suddenly felt like doing it)

  1. on the forehead
  2. on the nose
  3. on the cheek
  4. on the eyelids
  5. on the ear
  6. on the lips (cute)
  7. on the lips (passionate)
  8. on the chin
  9. on the neck
  10. on the shoulder
  11. on the back
  12. on the hand
  13. on the foot
  14. on the leg
  15. on the chest/torso
  16. on the butt
  17. on the naughty-bits

i haven’t been on my personal blog in days and i keep forgetting this is not it i need to stop

Send me a number and two characters - get a drabble. ▷

peekbelowthesurface:

  1. Introduction
  2. Love
  3. Light
  4. Dark
  5. Seeking Solace
  6. Break Away
  7. Heaven
  8. Innocence
  9. Drive
  10. Breathe Again
  11. Memory
  12. Insanity
  13. Misfortune
  14. Smile
  15. Silence
  16. Questioning
  17. Blood
  18. Rainbow
  19. Gray
  20. Cookies
  21. Vacation
  22. Mother Nature
  23. Cat
  24. Orly?
  25. Trouble Lurking
  26. Tears
  27. Foreign
  28. Sorrow
  29. Happiness
  30. Under the Rain
  31. Flowers
  32. Night
  33. Expectations
  34. Stars
  35. Hold My Hand
  36. Precious Treasure
  37. Eyes
  38. Abandoned
  39. Dreams
  40. Rated
  41. Teamwork
  42. Standing Still
  43. Dying
  44. Two Roads
  45. Illusion
  46. Family
  47. Creation
  48. Childhood
  49. Stripes
  50. Breaking the Rules
  51. Sport
  52. Deep in Thought
  53. Keeping a Secret
  54. Tower
  55. Waiting
  56. Danger Ahead
  57. Sacrifice
  58. Kick in the Head
  59. No Way Out
  60. Rejection
  61. Fairy Tale
  62. Magic
  63. Do Not Disturb
  64. Multitasking
  65. Horror
  66. Traps
  67. Playing the Melody
  68. Hero
  69. Annoyance
  70. 67%
  71. Obsession
  72. Mischief Managed
  73. I Can’t
  74. Are You Challenging Me?
  75. Mirror
  76. Broken Pieces
  77. Test
  78. Drink
  79. Starvation
  80. Words
  81. Pen and Paper
  82. Can You Hear Me?
  83. Heal
  84. Out Cold
  85. Spiral
  86. Seeing Red
  87. Food
  88. Pain
  89. Through the Fire
  90. Triangle
  91. Drowning
  92. All That I Have
  93. Give Up
  94. Last Hope
  95. Advertisement
  96. In the Storm
  97. Safety First
  98. Puzzle
  99. Solitude
  100. Relaxation