lumeria ([personal profile] lumeria) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-19 06:28 pm
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...are we dating?

The Dating Meme


Dating is, when you think about, really weird. It's a totally different thing for different people. Some are friends for years before they date; others start dating on the same day they met. Sometimes, there's a lot mushy stuff involved; other times, the couple acts just like friends. None of this is necessarily right or wrong.

Whatever it is, your character and the character you reply to are now dating. How? That's up to you. Whether it be awkward or not, the relationship will be uniquely theirs.

How to Play
-Comment with your character and preferences.
-Reply to others.
-Have fun.
Prompts


1. Best Friends to More: Oh, wow, you've been this person's friend forever! But then you realize you have feelings for them, and they for you. Will things change when you change your status?
2. The Sudden Decision: Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here I am, date me maybe?
3. Confession: You've had feelings for this person for, like, ages, and you want to ask them to date you. Or maybe the confession just slips out...
4. Hate Date: You really don't like this person; actually, you hate them. But you don't want them to be with anyone else!
5. I Guess We're Dating: Huh. We are dating, aren't we? Everyone else knew before us...
6. Slow Decision: For the more mature and seasoned, they might fall into something sweet without needing to rush.
7. Been Burned Before: One of you has had a bad relationship, and now both of you have to bear that brunt if you want to date now.
8. Innocence: This is your first real relationship, so you have to figure it out together. That's harder than it looks.
9. Courting: You're from an old-fashioned world or are old-fashioned yourself, so it's courting, not dating. Still, maybe you can sneak away from the chaperon.
10. First Date: Your first true date. What's it like? What would happen if...I don't know...it went bad?
11. First Kiss: Of course.
12. First Time: Together or in general.
13. The Perfect Couple: The couple that never argues and is more like best friends than a couple.
14. The Not-So-Perfect Couple: Ugh, these guys always argue and seem to despise each other. Why are they even together?
15. Comfortable: You can do anything around or in front of your honey.
16. Not Cut Out for Dating: One of you is anti-social, a jerk, a stoic badass, whatever. You're not dating material...yet here you are.
17. Getting on Each Others' Nerves: Spending too much time together can get even the most patient people annoyed with the person they're dating.
18. Know What You Like: It's almost like they can read your mind, whether it be in the kitchen, at the store, or in the bedroom.
19. Trouble in Paradise: Maybe it's external factors, or perhaps internal, but whatever the case may be, things aren't looking so sunny.
20. Test the Strength: Someone else has an obvious crush on the person you're dating. What do you do?
21. Pregnancy Scare: Hey, it happens. So, how do you feel when the period turns up missing?
22. Getting Serious: Things are getting way deep with this person. They may be the one...or maybe they think they are, while you're not too sure.
23. Old Hat: This relationship is dull. Can you get back the spark?
24. End It: You don't want to date them anymore. You want to see other people.
25. Taking It to the Next Level: You don't want to date them anymore. You want to marry them.
26. FREE SPACE
backwatertrooper: (if you would forget - profile)

I don't know what else but at least 11 :v possibly 10 and 16 too??

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-03-20 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cloud still doesn't know how this happened, but confused and uncertain or not, he doesn't really... mind. Not that he can't help but wonder how long this might last since it's not like anyone's really paid much... attention to him before and that's for a reason, isn't it?

But the hand around his is warm, and maybe it's a little funny Noctis is still managing to fish (so far) one-handed. Tilting his head back from watching the stars, Cloud bites his lip, hesitating.]


... Any bites?
thenightsky: (☾45)

Just cute. So much cute.

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-03-22 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's not often that Noctis finds someone he's this comfortable around and maybe that has a lot to do with why he found himself drawn to Cloud. The other had never treated him like he was different; like he was untouchable. The same kindness the blonde showed to everyone had been used on Noctis.

And the prince had fallen. Hard.

Absently his fingers tighten around Cloud's as he looks away from the water to glance at the blonde, lips curving into a lopsided sort of smile.]


Not tonight. Seems like all the fish are busy doing other things.
backwatertrooper: (smiling blush - and so cute)

:D yay good

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-03-22 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's the smile just as much as the slight tightening of the grip around his hand that makes him meet the smile with a small, shy one of his own and decide that, uncertain or not... it should be okay to enjoy this for however long it lasts, right? Leaning forward to peer into the dark water beneath the pier, he can't really see anything; it's perfectly still.]

... Sorry. Guess we should've gotten here a little earlier. [Grimacing a little as he straightens up again, Cloud meets Noctis' gaze and ducks his head, stomach suddenly warm and fluttery, and it's his turn to squeeze their joined hands a little tighter.] ... At least, it's not cloudy.

[If he was feeling a little bolder, he might have made a joke about how the sky matched Noctis' name, but as it is, he's just happy it's a clear night, and that the warm air and distant chirring of insects makes it easy to, for now, not think about another star-strewn night. This is important in other ways.]
thenightsky: (☾19)

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-03-23 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
It's alright. I can go fishing anytime. [He can't help but laugh a little at the other's statement and he sets his pole aside, not bothering to reel it in right now.] There's something kind of hilarious about you using that word.

[Sorry, Cloud. He can't help it. Together they make a cloudy night.

Swaying slightly to bump into the other, Noctis ends up resting against him slightly as he looks down at their joined hands.]


It's been a good night, despite the lack of fish. [Throwing caution to the wind, the prince takes a page out of Gladio's book--being suave and all--and lifts their hands so he can press a kiss to Cloud's knuckles.] I'm just glad I got to spend time with you.

[Hopefully that comes off as smooth as he wants it to. Please ignore the blushing, Cloud.]
backwatertrooper: (blush - head ducked)

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-03-23 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Noctis. [Cloud can't decide whether to scowl in silent threat or just frown, so unfortunately he ends up pouting instead, even if he doesn't quite notice it. At least there wasn't a full joke made out of that, but it's also like he can avoid it. The sky is cloudy all the time, after all... Huffing softly, Cloud smiles a little anyway as Noctis bumps into his shoulder]

... Uh-huh. It has--- [Breath catching a little, Cloud cuts off, staring and feeling kind of silly for the way his stomach is suddenly full of butterflies at the soft brush of lips against his knuckles.

His hand twitches a little in Noctis' grip as he bites his lip and looks down, a blush on his cheeks to match the one Noctis is sporting. Maybe it's weird, but the fact that he did see that before he had to look away is mostly what gets him to look up again quite soon.]
Um. Yeah. Me too...

[... Yeah, like that is eloquent at all, and Cloud almost groans and retreats. Almost, though he's looking down at his hand wrapped around the prince's again, blush darker than before.]

... Guess it worked out, even with no fish. [Taking a breath, Cloud looks up through his bangs, a small, shy smile on his face.] Sorry I, didn't ask in person though...

[It seems like he should have, but every time he'd considered to do so, completely aside from his insecurity about why Noctis was interested in him, Cloud had just about died at the thought, so in the end he'd sent an email. Easier that way.]
thenightsky: (Default)

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-04-06 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[It gets a laugh out of the prince though there's not malice in it; just all in good fun as he gives the other a soft smile.]

Hey, my name means night sky so I can't say much.

[The way the other fumbles over his words when Noctis kisses his hand has the prince feeling momentarily victorious. The advice Gladio had given him is definitely helping even though he's a lot more awkward than the other man probably is. But hey! A victory is a victory!

Giving Cloud's hand a squeeze, Noctis lowers their hands again, shrugging slightly.]


You don't have to apologize. Honestly I..probably..would have done the same. I'm really not good with asking stuff like this to someone's face.

[Mostly because he'd never really done it before.]
backwatertrooper: (tiny smile - and a little shy)

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-04-06 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[At least there's that - Cloud never would have thought he'd meet someone with a name that was similarly easy to make fun of. Of course, given the older form, Noctis' was at least a little harder than his.]

Got there before you, huh. [Still smiling shyly, though it has widened a little, Cloud cocks his head, gaze lowering to watch their joined hands instead and Noctis' thumb resting on his knuckles.] It just... seemed like the sort of thing you should do in person.

[Nevermind it seems to be a theme for him, sending a message to ask someone to meet him... At least this time, he'd been far less worried what the recipient thought of him. Not that he hadn't been nervous, and worried he might have asked for too much, gone too far to ruin this, whatever it was. He hadn't, obviously, and that thought shoots an awkward, warm flutter through his stomach.]

... Guess that makes two of us, though...

[Which feels rather reassuring, even if it might be easier if at least one of them were more at... ease? Maybe. Glancing up through his bangs and maybe landing on Noctis' lips for a moment too long, remembering the light brush against the back of his hand, Cloud rather wants... more. But how to, well. Do that?]
thenightsky: (☾57)

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-04-10 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not by much, though. His friends still found a lot of clever ways to make a pun out of his name.]

To be honest, I probably would have asked through text too. [It's said sheepishly but it's true. This is Noctis we're talking about. Mister Prince isn't exactly the most social butterfly around and it's just so much easier to talk to people through text.

At least with Cloud he feels comfortable. It's like how he feels around Ignis, Gladio and Prompto but there's..more warmth to this. There's always an excited knot in his stomach whenever he knows he's going to be seeing Cloud and even now, sitting here like this, the knot is still there.

He glances over at his companion just in time to catch him watching in return and he smiles a bit shyly himself as he squeezes Cloud's hand.]


What's on your mind?
backwatertrooper: (blush - bound to happen)

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-04-10 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's a silent little moment and then Cloud's laughing softly. That really does make it two of them, then, and it is reassuring. There's not... really a lot of people that doesn't somehow mind how he is. The number who doesn't is actually far easier to count.]

Um--- [He glances up again, almost reflexively, at the question, unintentionally stopping right where he was looking before and then snapping his gaze up to meet Noctis' eyes, but by then there's already a blush slowly spreading over his cheeks. One which just deepens when he meets the stare and then looks away, shaking his head.]

Not... um. Nothing.

[A lie, but while he might scrape up enough courage to lean over in a bit, actually saying it? Cloud can't exactly find the words. It'd be easier to just... do it, but with Noctis' eyes on him...]
thenightsky: (Default)

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-04-12 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Cloud.

[He knows you're lying. He sees that blush.

As the other tries to look away, Noctis's free hand comes up to catch his chin and turn his head back. An eyebrow lifts as he looks at the other, smiling softly at the sight of the blush.]


Come on, what's up?

[His grip shifts from the other's chin so he can cup his cheek instead, his own head tilting.]

I didn't do something to upset you, right?
backwatertrooper: (staring down - awkward and embarrassed)

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-04-13 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Frowning (all right, admittedly more like pouting) at Noctis when he's pulled back to face him, the blush, of course, refuses to leave. Nothing made better when his cheek is cupped, instead. He feels like he's burning up - though some of that shyness is doused in awkward alarm, then.]

What? No! [Grimacing, Cloud frowns.] Sorry. I, want to...

[But trying to say it leaves the words stuck on his tongue as Cloud's blush darkens and he bites his lip, frowning rather fiercely by now. He should say it. Should ask first, but glancing up at the stare still aimed at him makes him falter again and finally he shakes his head, takes a breath, and leans forward.

It's... probably not much of a kiss. Cloud knows what he's supposed to be doing in theory, of course, and this isn't complicated, but he hesitated a moment right before he pushed forward enough to let their lips brush, and the second that happened a little jolt of excited anxiety shoots through him.

Jerking back, Cloud glances up, barely meets Noctis' eyes, and then looks away again.]


... that.
thenightsky: (☾67)

[personal profile] thenightsky 2017-05-16 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[...Oh.

Oh okay.

Noctis is a bit stunned for two reasons. One, he was expecting that. Two, he wasn't expecting that from Cloud. The blonde was always so shy and usually it was Noctis making the moves or initiating things but hey he was definitely not going to complain about this.

Not at all.

He snaps out of his moment of shock and a warm smile appears on his lips, the prince reaching for and turning Cloud's chin so he can meet the other's gaze again.]


You..sure you didn't mean this?

[And then he's leaning in to kiss the blonde in return, the prince trying to ignore just how much he, himself, is blushing right now.]
backwatertrooper: (smiling blush - and so cute)

[personal profile] backwatertrooper 2017-05-16 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[There'd been a vague urge to get up and leave, after he did that. Mostly because it hadn't gone at all like he'd imagined it to, but he could already feel the weight of Noctis' stare on him, so getting up? Nope, not unless he really had to.

The touch on his chin, urging him to look back up, pushes his next breath out as an explosive sigh. A little embarrassing, honestly, but Cloud looks up, self-conscious and with a defensive little knot between his eyebrows.

One which softens up into a shy, happy blush. Maybe the first kiss wasn't that amazing, but this one's... tilting his head and one hand slowly wrapping in Noctis' shirt, Cloud can't say he cares whether this is mindblowing or not. It's warm and soft and definitely easier than the first attempt, so when they break apart, Cloud doesn't retreat.]


... Yeah. That's what I meant.