“ shiki ? ” no, it could not be her. it has been so long since they have spoken last in a small flower shop. what a wonderful day that had been. aerith is slow to approach the other through the crowds of many who seem to go about their days as if nothing was truly important to stop and see. everyone has a job to do, but they forget the beauty around them. “ .. oh my gosh, shiki ! ” the girl will repeat, delighted to see her dear friend.
#groovepawn #✿ 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚐𝚞𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚞𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍. ( main ) #[ me hugging u the same way aerith is abt to hug shiki . #HI MY LOVE
“Our last reunion was much too short, don’t you think?” It would hardly be considered a reunion at all. Just like then, his presence now was intrusive at best, but when had Joshua ever properly scheduled a meeting with someone. He gave a grin, as though no time had passed at all, contradicting his words.
#groovepawn#ic #hello!! im sorry this is so delayed ! #hope this is alright for you :'>
“Happy birthday, Nekkun!” It’s not an official plush, though it’s made in the style of the Five Nights at Freddie’s series; bug eyes, vaguely terrifying—but notably, it’s not one of the franchises characters. It’s a kitsune that looks, well… kinda like him! “I hope you love him as much as I love you!”
For a moment he forgot when he was, the words eliciting memories of a simpler time to come floating to the surface and clouding the reality of the new world around him. He hadn't heard that sentiment in what felt like forever. Perhaps Coco had tried to get the point across to him once in Shinjuku's silent abyss, but birthdays meant very little when he wasn't even sure if he'd ever be alive again to experience another one. This was different. This was his first real, genuine 'happy birthday' in three, long years. It felt like a breath of fresh air- his first glimpse at the surface of the water he'd been drowning under.
It didn't matter what she had for him, because if it was from her, of course he'd love it. At least, that's what he'd thought before he actually saw it. He'd recognize those buggy eyes anywhere. They haunted his dreams, even now. His mind flashed back to years prior when she'd begged him to help her finish the game. He'd hoped her levels of hype for it had died down, by now, but evidently not.
"O-Oh..." He held it in his hands, trying not to cringe. She'd obviously put a lot of work into it. He didn't hate it... He definitely liked it more than the characters he'd seen before, Shiki's own personal style shining through. Yet his hands still shook as if he were holding something irradiated in his bare hands.
"It's- It's great." He was trying so, so hard to sound convincing. He was still convinced that Mr. Mew was going to come to life to kill him. That irrational fear was going to be a million times worse with this sitting on his nightstand.
#groovepawn #event; neku's birthday #v; the world begins with you again || post neo
@groovepawn said: Shes wearing a pair of pink kitty-ear headphones; there’s a makeshift blue bow attached to the top. Sneaking up behind him, she slides a matching pair of blue kitty-ear headphones over his head, and sure enough, they fashion a matching pink bow. “Happy birthday, Neku!”
neku’s birthday bash // ALWAYS ACCEPTING ♡
Shoulders hunch up with an ungraceful ‘ ack–– ‘ garbling out of Neku’s mouth as his eyes instinctively screw shut at the feeling of something sliding over his head (and sifting through his hair all the while). Neku also notes the way sound suddenly muffles – opening one eye with a confused frown. A hand comes to cup around one ear, only to find it covered with hard plastic. The context clues piece together, and Neku turns around with a startled blink. Shiki’s there, and pink kitty ears greet him back – a pair of her own kind. “ Ah... “
Now, Neku begins to smile – heart calming from the surge of confusion. His grin teeters into something crooked – fingers tracing up the band to feel one of the ears he knows is modeled onto his own. “ Heh... “ Eyes trail up as he pokes it twice, before the hand falls back to feel the cup of the headset. He glances back down at Shiki, and cants his head to the side.
“ They fit perfectly. “ The corners of his eyes crinkle with warmth, and Neku’s heart blooms with gratefulness. “ Thanks, Shiki. “
#groovepawn #` ( ANSWERED. ) #` ( IC. ) #` ( VERSE: POST-NEO – [WEEK X] SHI • BU • YA. ) #(edits the color to match the baby blue) #I CAN'T TELL U THE WAY I COO'D BC I REMEMBERED EXACTLY WHAT U REFERENCED... #they are the fucking bffs forever in the history of man #TY FOR SENDING THIS MANDI DANDI
Brushes his hair and straighten his collar. “Looking fresh, sweetie!”
♕ - It wouldn’t be long before her expertise sparked the live transformation before his eyes. Shiki’s adamant nature on ensuring he’s more fitting for the days to come led to him being stunned before the mirror, blinking once, twice, simply drinking in the view of his new attire and how his hair after all these years finally began behaving a touch more.
“All this.. just for me?” As if he should expect anything else? The touched awe doesn’t go ignored as the broad smile that grows upon that familiar face is undeniable. Seeking how the sleek dark design compliments the scarlet, a classic look except with a lot less plaid and a more updated touch to the standard of this Shibuya fashionista. There was a prideful rumble within his chest, insurance to make sure Shiki’s hard work is given the justice it deserves. As that mirthful chuckle rises, it edges into a more confident smirk. “You know it!”
“With a whole new debut, I’m glad I got the best of the best having my back! Ready to hit the town?” Consider it a little bit hard for Sora not to be excited!
✨︎ Beat loses a few points for being generally irresponsible and incompetent, but for as hopeless as he is at taking care of himself, he's actually great with kids, and he even used to babysit for some families in his neighbourhood before he got a reputation for being a Bad Influence. He's not much more than a big kid himself, so he does very well with entertaining children and treating them with respect.
✨︎ It's not an effort he makes consciously, but he tends to approach taking care of kids as far from how he was raised as possible; essentially his parents gave him a template for How Not To Treat Children, and so he winds up being a bit vicarious in treating kids how he wishes he had been. This also means that he spoils kids a lot and is terrible at discipline, but that just makes kids think he's even cooler.
#answered#groovepawn #♠︎ ♥︎ ♦︎ ♣︎ hc #Beat is the Fun Babysitter and honorary big brother of every kid he sees #just give him like 5-10 years to grow up tho and he'll be level 500/10 and a beacon of Dad energy
#groovepawn #/ march 24 2022 in the shipping wiki josh/shiki friendship rip #joshua vc: also IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND SHEESH girl you don't listen or look in my eyes anymore what has become of us #rfdnbfgdnf