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Weeks have passed since _____ had said that her ex-boyfriend called and wanted to see her. Weeks and she hasn’t once contacted Jake. The boy in question stood in his house, pacing in front of the couch as Dirk sat down and looked up at him.

"Look, man," Dirk started after a while of just sitting there. "If she wanted to see you, she would have called by now."

"Yeah, but maybe she's confused? What if she doesn't know what she wants?"

"Then obviously she doesn't want you." Dirk said.

"But I want her. I need her, Dirk. You don't understand." He said.

The other boy glared. "Actually, Jake, I do. And look, it's not that bad once you get used to it, once you get away. Trust me."

Jake's lip twitched a bit when he saw he touched a nerve. "I can't just pick up and move." He said.

"Yes you can. You got that promotion, yeah? It's all the way on the east coast, right? Then go. Tell her that she has to make a choice, either go with you or stay here with her ex." He said. "If she doesn’t meet you at the airport before you leave, the obviously, she didn’t choose you."

"I'm not sure I have it in me to be cruel like that… If I do choose to go I don’t think I'd be able to make myself tell her I'm leaving and give her an ultimatum like that."

"Not telling her is even crueler then giving her an ultimatum." Dirk said and crossed his arms. "Look, call her. See what she sounds like, if she sounds happy, then just leave and make the choice for her."

Jake sighed. "All right. Fine." He said and sat down on the couch next to Dirk, pulling out his phone.

Jakes scrolled down the telephone numbers until he reached _____'s number and pressed the call button before he could stop himself. He brought the phone up to his ear and listened to the dial tone. He didn’t expect her to pick up because she had been ignoring him since Frank came back from the war, wouldn’t return his texts or his calls. But something made this time different. The phone picked up and he heard a laugh before the voice of the woman he loved answering.

"Hello?" She asked as if she didn't know it was him.

"Hey… _____." Jake deadpanned.

She sobered up. "Oh. Jake. Look I've been meaning to call but--"

"Save it." He said. "I don't care anymore. I hope he makes you happy."

Before _____ had a chance to respond, Jake hung up the phone and bowed his head in his hands. Dirk frowned and put his hand on Jakes back softly and felt him start to shake. Crying. Listening closely, Dirk could hear the sobs of his best friends. It was only two dates yet he loved her that much to cry for her? Dirk said nothing as he let Jake cry. When he calmed down he wiped his eyes and then dialed his work.

"Yes, Lou? I'll gladly take the job." He said into the mouthpiece.

"Wonderful. The plane leaves tomorrow night. I'll send a moving crew to collect your things."

"Thank you." Jake said and hung up, putting his phone in his pocket.

"Want me to get Roxy and Jane to help pack?"

"No. Because they one of them will tell _____ and I don't want her to know."

"All right. Then I'll help."

"Thanks."

*     *     *

_____ frowned at her phone and then looked up at Roxy, her drink still in her hand. "That was Jake." She said.

Roxy raised an eyebrow and tilted her head to the side. "Whatshe callin for?"

"I… I don’t know but I think he just dumped me."

"Yer sure that was Jake? I don’t think he would have done that."

"No it was definitely him. But… I couldn't tell him what I wanted to do yet. He sounded so upset." _____ said.

"Guess he doesn't know what a celebration sounds like on the phone." Roxy said. "Just go over tomorrow night after work and tell him the news."

_____ smiled a bit and looked at her glass. "Yeah, I hope it makes him happy."

"Well it should, it took ya long enough to pick." Roxy said and laughed and turned to the bartender. "Yo! Give us another round!"



The next day after work it was pitch dark. _____ cursed as she hated that he job didn't get out until 11 which really made it hard to have a personal life on the weekends. Driving her car she pulled up into the driveway of Jake's house. She didn’t see his car but she just assumed that it was in the garage. Getting out of the car she walked up to the front door and rang the doorbell. As she waited, she noticed there was a note on the door and took it off. It was in an envelope addressed to her.

Dear _____

Dirk told me I shouldn’t do this, leave a note, but I couldn’t leave without at least telling you something, not that I even expect you to come to my house at all. I just wanted to say that I got the promotion in my company and decided to take it. They had me move out earlier. I had hoped that you would have come see me but I guess the real world isn’t so kind. I hope you live happily with Frank and I wish you well. I just wish I could have told you how I felt before I left but I guess it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.
I love you. I know it sounds stupid since we've only been on two dates but I fell in love with you and that’s why I'm letting you go. I want you happiness more than anything so be happy.

Yours,
Jake


As the note progressed, _____ couldn’t help but feel tears sting the back of her eyes until they fell onto the page, running the ink. By the end of it, she was bawling and clutched the note to her chest, falling to her knees. He thought that she wanted Frank. He thought that she chose Frank over him. But he didn’t hear this from her. Dirk. Dirk was the one that told him what to do. Drying her tears she stood up and got into her car. Shooting out a text to Roxy she asked where Dirk lived, under the guise that Jake was hanging out there. When she responded with the address, she started her car and drove over there.

On her way there, she tried calling Jake only to find out that he had disconnected the phone number. Parking haphazardly on the curb she got out and walked to the door before slamming her fist against it hard a few times. She barely registered the size of Dirks house but that didn’t matter. What mattered was giving Dirk a what for. After maybe the tenth knock the door opened.

"Whoa there hold your hor--" he cut off. "_____ what are you doing here?"

"This!" She said and pushed the note into his hands.

Dirk quickly read over the note and frowned by the time he got to the end. "Damn him. I told him this was a bad idea." He muttered, handing the note back. "What does this have to do with anything?"

"Jake left and I know Roxy or Jane wouldn’t give him advice to leave until he knew what I chose." She said. "The only other person close to him who I could think would give him advice to just leave is you."

"Yeah. Great deductive skills you have there." He said blandly and crossed his arms. "What about it?"

"I was going to pick him! Roxy and I were out celebrating last night because I was finally able to pick someone." She said. "And I picked Jake! And now he won't know unless you tell me where he went."

"Can't do that."

"Why not?"

"Because I'm protecting my friend."

"From what? Heartbreak that wouldn’t have come?" She said venomously.

"No. I'm protecting him from making a mistake that he might regret."

"Oh yeah, because choosing love over his future is a big mistake. Because I wouldn’t have dropped anything to be with him if he took the promotion." She said. "Love isn’t something that is bad, Dirk. But I guess you wouldn’t know since you’ve never been in it."

Before she allowed him to answer, she turned around and started to her car, but just as she was reaching for the handle to open the door, a body appeared in front of it. Looking up she saw Dirk and his shades were off. She gasped when she saw Dirk was glaring down at her, but beyond that she saw a sadness that she hadn’t seen in anyone before.

"Don't act like you know what I've been through, _____." He said coldly. "You don't know me and you don't know whether or not I've been in love before so don't pretend like you know me, like you're on top of the world. Not get off your high horse and get off my property."

_____ stepped back a bit and scrambled to say anything to apologize to him, but before she got the change and her voice, Dirk was gone and she heard the slamming of a door.



Two months after Jake had left, _____ was on her laptop looking up homes far away from the west coast, and since the east was nearly three thousand miles away, she figure that was a good place to start. As she was looking at apartments in a small town, Roxy came up behind her.

"Whatcha doin?" She asked.

"Nothing. Looking up things." _____ replied.

"Looks like you're looking up homes. Are you going to move?"

_____ sighed. "I decided it's time I moved out, got away from here." She said. "I can't stand living here anymore when Jake isn’t here and Dirk hates me. Have you even heard his last song?"

"I did. I tried to yell at him for it but he started to ignore me and Jane."

"Exactly so I'm just going to move. I found a nice little place in (Home state) and they've even got an opening in (job title) so I decided to move there."

"I don't suppose I can change your mind?"

_____ shook her head and sighed. "No. I'm sorry."

"No. It's fine. When are you leaving?"

"End of the week. I have tickets and the moving crew is going to come take my stuff."

"All right. I'll help you pack then."

"Thank you, Roxy."

"Anything for you. I just hope you find happiness in your new home."

_____ smiled softly and then stood up and hugged her friend. "Thank you. I promise to call as often as I can and keep in text with you."

Roxy hugged her back. "Best friends forever."

"Best friends forever."
JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 8
I know its been a while since i last updated but I've been in a bit of a slump when it came to writiing, but I finally was able to write and post this so here it is.

Enjoy! I hope you like the latest installment of Secret Set up.

Chapter 1:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 1
Taking his puppy to the dog park in his town, a young man known as Jake English started to wonder if it would be a good idea to let Bec off his leash and mingle without him. His worry was not unwarranted, however. Bec was a curious pup, not very domesticated and had a habit of disappearing and reappearing at random. He lives mostly around where Jake lived and while Bec wasn’t "legally" Jake's dog, or anyone's for that matter, the young man had taken quite a liking towards the mysterious pup and felt a sort of responsibility towards him.
When the two arrived to the dog park, Jake decided that Bec had been a good boy thus far and thought a reward was in order and removed the leash. Bec looked up at Jake.
"Go on, boy. Have fun. I'll be right behind you."  Jake said and scratched Bec behind the ears.
The puppy yipped and ran off, Jake following behind him, just to keep a close eye. While Bec was socializing, Jake thought he heard someone call his name.
"Jake!!"  came an unf

Chapter 2:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 2
"I'm telling you man, she was gorgeous." Jake said and swirled the whiskey in his glass around before looking next to him at his best friend.
"All right, you've said that like a hundred times already. What makes her so special?"
Jake frowned when he saw the rather annoyed expression on his friends face. Dirk Strider's lips were turned down in a frown and Jake could practically tell that he was being glared at from behind those pointed anime shades.
"I told you already!" Jake said. "She's absolutely perfect." He went on to explain _____ to Dirk once more but before he got into it, Dirk held up his hand.
"Dude, shut up. I get it. She's beautiful, she's perfect. She's an angel. She's the one for you." Dirk said in a very shitty British accent. "What the hell are you doing talking to me about it instead of calling her?"
"I can't."
"Well why not?"
"I don't know what to say."
"Ah. I get it. You wanted advice from me on how to ask her on a date?"
Jake nodded, looking at the amber liquid in hi

Chapter 3:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 3
_____ paced her room. She had gotten a text from Jake that said to dress nice, but she wasn’t sure what that meant. Nice as in little black dress or nice as in not jeans and a t-shirt? She had asked Roxy and Jane about it, but gotten mixed answers. Roxy said to go all out regardless, to show off her hot body. She even loaned _____ one of her dresses, a mini sleeved black dress that hugged her curves and ended midway to her thighs. Jane said to wear whatever was comfortable, that if Jake really liked her, it shouldn’t matter what she wore.
Both ideas were good, but she didn’t want to be underdressed nor did she want to be overdressed. Looking at the two outfits laid out on her bed, she sighed.
"To hell with it." She muttered. "ROXY!"
Within seconds, _____'s roommate came into the room.
"What did you decide, girl?" She asked.
______ pointed to the outfit she chose. "Help me with my hair and makeup?" she asked.
"Of course." Roxy smiled and sat _____ down in front of the

Chapter 4:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 4
Jake pulled into his driveway and got out before going around and opening the door for ______. She smiled and took his outstretched hand. When she stood up, she let go of his hand and smoothed out her dress so it wasn’t bunched up any more. Jake almost wanted to stop her, but he knew that wasn’t the most appropriate thing he could do on a first date.
When she was done, he held out his arm to her and smiled. She took it and then finally looked at the destination. She tilted her head with a confused look.
"Isn't this you're house? What are we doing here?" She asked.
Jake chuckled and started leading her to the door. "I thought we could spend the night making our dinner. Eat it by candle light and then maybe watch a movie on my TV before I take you home."
_____ giggled a bit. "Candle light, hmm? So romantic. And in your kitchen?"
"I have a dining room." Jake protested weakly, smiling, before opening the door.
"I'm teasing, Jake." She said and walked in, turning to look at him.

Chapter 5:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 5
Grabbing an oven mitt, Jake opened the oven, turning it off, and picked the steak up. Setting it down on the stove, he grabbed a knife and a fork. He should probably taste this before he served it. He just prayed that it tasted good so he wouldn't embarrass himself. Taking a deep breath, he cut a small piece of the meat before popping it in his mouth. He froze with the fork raised in his hand as he chewed.
He… he couldn’t believe how awful it tasted! It was undercooked and it was just… too salty and hard to chew. He screwed up. He screwed up big time. It was all he could do not to spit out the half chewed food in his mouth. Forcing himself to swallow it, he picked up the edge of the tinfoil and wrapped it around the steak before picking it up and tossing it.
"Jake? What was that for?" _____ asked.
"It was really… bad."
_____ giggled. "I thought you were doing something wrong. So you can't cook, huh?"
Turning to look at her, Jake leaned around the counter and blu

Chapter 6:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 6
_____ was standing in front of the mirror in the bathroom after Jake dropped her off washing off her makeup. Roxy was leaning against the doorway sipping a martini and grinning.
"So how did it go?" She asked.
"Wonderful." _____ replied with a grin. "We went to his house for dinner and then we watched a movie."
"What did you eat and what did you watch?"
"We ate grilled cheeses because neither of us could cook much else. Jake tried to cook a steak but apparently it ended up being far too salty. Then we watched Avatar. I ended up falling asleep halfway through."
"Someone is in loooooovvveeeee~" Roxy cooed.
_____ blushed darkly and then walked passed Roxy and into her room. "Am not. It was just the first date!" She said. "I just think he's so cute. He's a little dorky but it's endearing. I just… he's… ugh. I can't even explain it. I can't wait to see him again."
As she was talking, she changed and Roxy leaned against the door again, looking at her friend with a knowing smile. "

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When the clock struck one, _____ dressed in something simple before heading to Panera Bread to meet up with Jake. Smiling at Roxy, who wished _____ good luck on her second date with Mr. English, she pet Jake, giving him a dog treat before leaving the house and getting in her car.

Taking a deep breath, trying to calm her racing heart, she started to drive, unable to keep the stupid grin off her face as she headed into town.

*     *     *

Jake was waiting outside the doors of Panera. His hands were in his pockets to keep him from fidgeting with them and he started pacing. He didn't want her to be late because after lunch he had intended to take her to his favorite shooting range before he went back to work, thinking they could both do something fun that didn't involve falling asleep to a movie.

He checked his watch for the nth time that day, the sleeves of his emerald green button up shirt rolled up to his elbows. Unfortunately, Jake wasn't able to change out of his work attire so he was wearing a pair of black slacks and over the shirt was a black vest. The top two buttons were undone because he at least ditched the tie he was wearing thinking that was too formal for a place like Panera.

"Have I kept you waiting long?"

Jake jumped a bit and turned around, seeing ______ standing before him. She was wearing a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and a pair of boots with a simple black shirt over it. Jake smiled at her and shook his head. He leaned down and gave her a peck on the lips.

"Nope, not at all." He said and smiled at her, holding out his hand.

_____ smiled at him and took his hand and the two walked into Panera. The two ordered their food and once they got it, they sat down and started eating, sharing a light conversation. That is until Jake decided to dwell into uncharted territory.

"So, ______," He said with a smirk, trying to play it off as a joke. "A woman as beautiful as you must have had boyfriends before me." He said. "Care to tell me about them? So I know what not to do to keep you mine."

_____ froze at the mention of previous boyfriends and ran a hand through her hair. Catching her face which was now frowning, she smiled up at him and reached over for Jake's hand, which he allowed her to take seeing her discomfort. He started cursing himself for bringing that up, but it was too late now.

"I've only had one serious boyfriend before you." She said. "His name was Frank. We were together all throughout college, but when he graduated, he went off to fight in the war. Never heard from him or saw him in over 4 years so I don't know what happened to him."

Jake frowned and lifted her hand to his lips, placing a feather-light kiss on her knuckles. "I'm sorry." He said.

______ shook her head and then smiled at him, this time, a bit more genuine then the one before. "It's fine. If that never happened, then we never would have met. I'm sure he's safe somewhere anyway with a new girlfriend or something. It's not like we agreed to wait for each other or something." She laughed a bit, but it was hallow.

Jake sighed. That laugh clearly said that she had wanted to wait for him, but it was impossible for her. Deciding to drop the subject, Jake stood and smiled at her, helping her up.

"Well since we're done here, how about we go someplace fun before I have to depart for the day?" He asked.

"I'd like that, Jake." _____ replied.

Jake smiled and kissed her head before leading her out of Panera Bread. Since his favorite range was just around the corner and down the block, he figured a nice brisk walk would be welcomed; besides, he didn't want to leave _____'s side when she seemed so unhappy.

The two walked in silence; after a quick stop at his car; and Jake couldn't help but feel a little uncomfortable, but he didn't think _____ wanted to talk, so he stayed silent. When they approached the building, she finally spoke up.

"A shooting range?" She asked.

Jake nodded. "I figured that I should show off my skills with a gun before I went back to work. Besides, I'm curious to know if you can shoot."

Jake hoped that she couldn't however. No better way to get closer than to teach her how to properly hold and aim a firearm, his arms around her, her back against his chest…

_____ shrugged a bit, smiling a bit. "I was curious if those pistols on your nightstand were just for show. Show me what you got, English." She said.

"With pleasure, _______." He said and grinned.

Opening the door, Jake paid the entry fee for both of them and showed his license for the guns in his bags before walking up to a stall. Opening the duffle bag, he pulled out his twin pistols and a few magazines of bullets. Setting them up, showing his rather anal retentive side for firearms, he put on the goggles and headphones, making sure that _____ had hers on as well.

Giving _____ a thumbs up, he set up the dummy paper and loaded both of his guns before holding them both in his hands straight out at the dummy. Aiming he started firing repeatedly until both cartridges were devoid of any ammunition.

Setting the guns down, he turned around and looked at _____ with a huge grin. She was looking back at him rather impressed with his show. When he brought the paper dummy back, putting a new one in it place, the two examined the bullet holes. There were two big clusters in the two fatal areas, the heart and the head, while he also showed off his ability to disarm as well as kill, with a few holes on the arms and the shoulders.

"Remind me never to get you pissed." _____ said teasingly, nudging Jake.

Jake laughed a bit and slid his arms around _____'s waist, pulling her into him. "I would never use my guns on another human. Especially you." He said and leaned in.

_____ smiled and closed her eyes halfway and looked up at him. "I guess it's my turn, then, huh?"

"In just a minute." He murmured, his lips barely touching hers.

However, just before he could connect them completely, the sound of a ringtone started blaring. Groaning, _____ stepped away and sighed.

"That's probably Roxy. Something might have happened to Jakie. I'll be right back." She said.

Jake frowned but nodded. When she pulled out her phone, she pecked his cheek before walking away a bit so the conversation couldn't be overheard.

Rubbing his forehead, Jake picked up his guns and reloaded them before emptying the cartridges once more into the paper dummy. By the time he was finished, _____ had returned to his side with a strange look on her face.

It was a mix between horror, confusion and shock.

Jake tilted his head and looked at her. He put a hand on her cheek to make him look up at her, but she stepped out of his reach.

"What is it, sweetheart?" He asked.

_____ swallowed hard and finally met his green eyes with her (e/c) ones. Jake thought he could see her shaking a bit as she stood there. Was it cold or something?

"Frank's back from the war." She said. "And… he wants to see me."
JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 7
So this lacks any editing whatso ever, no grammar edits or spelling edits. I kinda sped wrote it the other day. I'm sure sometime soon I'll have the edited version of this up probably later today when I'm done writing papers for school and not dealing with finals week. Until then, there is one more chapter before the pause and the Dirk one really starts up. That will be Friday's update of this. Then we get to see Dirk being a dick which is always fun, right?

Anyway, enjoy! I hope you like the latest installment of Secret Set up.

Chapter 1:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 1
Taking his puppy to the dog park in his town, a young man known as Jake English started to wonder if it would be a good idea to let Bec off his leash and mingle without him. His worry was not unwarranted, however. Bec was a curious pup, not very domesticated and had a habit of disappearing and reappearing at random. He lives mostly around where Jake lived and while Bec wasn’t "legally" Jake's dog, or anyone's for that matter, the young man had taken quite a liking towards the mysterious pup and felt a sort of responsibility towards him.
When the two arrived to the dog park, Jake decided that Bec had been a good boy thus far and thought a reward was in order and removed the leash. Bec looked up at Jake.
"Go on, boy. Have fun. I'll be right behind you."  Jake said and scratched Bec behind the ears.
The puppy yipped and ran off, Jake following behind him, just to keep a close eye. While Bec was socializing, Jake thought he heard someone call his name.
"Jake!!"  came an unf

Chapter 2:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 2
"I'm telling you man, she was gorgeous." Jake said and swirled the whiskey in his glass around before looking next to him at his best friend.
"All right, you've said that like a hundred times already. What makes her so special?"
Jake frowned when he saw the rather annoyed expression on his friends face. Dirk Strider's lips were turned down in a frown and Jake could practically tell that he was being glared at from behind those pointed anime shades.
"I told you already!" Jake said. "She's absolutely perfect." He went on to explain _____ to Dirk once more but before he got into it, Dirk held up his hand.
"Dude, shut up. I get it. She's beautiful, she's perfect. She's an angel. She's the one for you." Dirk said in a very shitty British accent. "What the hell are you doing talking to me about it instead of calling her?"
"I can't."
"Well why not?"
"I don't know what to say."
"Ah. I get it. You wanted advice from me on how to ask her on a date?"
Jake nodded, looking at the amber liquid in hi

Chapter 3:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 3
_____ paced her room. She had gotten a text from Jake that said to dress nice, but she wasn’t sure what that meant. Nice as in little black dress or nice as in not jeans and a t-shirt? She had asked Roxy and Jane about it, but gotten mixed answers. Roxy said to go all out regardless, to show off her hot body. She even loaned _____ one of her dresses, a mini sleeved black dress that hugged her curves and ended midway to her thighs. Jane said to wear whatever was comfortable, that if Jake really liked her, it shouldn’t matter what she wore.
Both ideas were good, but she didn’t want to be underdressed nor did she want to be overdressed. Looking at the two outfits laid out on her bed, she sighed.
"To hell with it." She muttered. "ROXY!"
Within seconds, _____'s roommate came into the room.
"What did you decide, girl?" She asked.
______ pointed to the outfit she chose. "Help me with my hair and makeup?" she asked.
"Of course." Roxy smiled and sat _____ down in front of the

Chapter 4:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 4
Jake pulled into his driveway and got out before going around and opening the door for ______. She smiled and took his outstretched hand. When she stood up, she let go of his hand and smoothed out her dress so it wasn’t bunched up any more. Jake almost wanted to stop her, but he knew that wasn’t the most appropriate thing he could do on a first date.
When she was done, he held out his arm to her and smiled. She took it and then finally looked at the destination. She tilted her head with a confused look.
"Isn't this you're house? What are we doing here?" She asked.
Jake chuckled and started leading her to the door. "I thought we could spend the night making our dinner. Eat it by candle light and then maybe watch a movie on my TV before I take you home."
_____ giggled a bit. "Candle light, hmm? So romantic. And in your kitchen?"
"I have a dining room." Jake protested weakly, smiling, before opening the door.
"I'm teasing, Jake." She said and walked in, turning to look at him.

Chapter 5:  JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 5
Grabbing an oven mitt, Jake opened the oven, turning it off, and picked the steak up. Setting it down on the stove, he grabbed a knife and a fork. He should probably taste this before he served it. He just prayed that it tasted good so he wouldn't embarrass himself. Taking a deep breath, he cut a small piece of the meat before popping it in his mouth. He froze with the fork raised in his hand as he chewed.
He… he couldn’t believe how awful it tasted! It was undercooked and it was just… too salty and hard to chew. He screwed up. He screwed up big time. It was all he could do not to spit out the half chewed food in his mouth. Forcing himself to swallow it, he picked up the edge of the tinfoil and wrapped it around the steak before picking it up and tossing it.
"Jake? What was that for?" _____ asked.
"It was really… bad."
_____ giggled. "I thought you were doing something wrong. So you can't cook, huh?"
Turning to look at her, Jake leaned around the counter and blu

Chapter 6: JakeXReader - Secret Set Up 6
_____ was standing in front of the mirror in the bathroom after Jake dropped her off washing off her makeup. Roxy was leaning against the doorway sipping a martini and grinning.
"So how did it go?" She asked.
"Wonderful." _____ replied with a grin. "We went to his house for dinner and then we watched a movie."
"What did you eat and what did you watch?"
"We ate grilled cheeses because neither of us could cook much else. Jake tried to cook a steak but apparently it ended up being far too salty. Then we watched Avatar. I ended up falling asleep halfway through."
"Someone is in loooooovvveeeee~" Roxy cooed.
_____ blushed darkly and then walked passed Roxy and into her room. "Am not. It was just the first date!" She said. "I just think he's so cute. He's a little dorky but it's endearing. I just… he's… ugh. I can't even explain it. I can't wait to see him again."
As she was talking, she changed and Roxy leaned against the door again, looking at her friend with a knowing smile. "

Chapter 7: You're here.
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"Dirk! Wait up!"

     

"My name's not Dirk! It's Bro!"

     

The blonde boy turned to look at the (h/c) girl who was trying her best to climb up the same rock he did. By adult standards, they would probably just be able to step up on it, at least, that’s what Dirk thought. But he and his friend were only eight and the rock was big enough to be a mountain to them.

     

Seeing his friend struggle, he bent down and reached out his hand to help her up.  She took his hand and braced herself as he pulled. When she was up on the rock, he wrapped his arm around her waist lightly until she was balanced on top of it, which for Dirks friend, was something he wasn’t even sure she was able to accomplish.

     

"Come on, Yoko. You should have been able to do that."

     

The (h/c) girl pouted. "Dirk, stop it. It's not fun anymore. I'm not Yoko. I'm _____."

     

"I know that." He said and then sat down on the rock cross legged, crossing his arms as well with a scowl on his face.

     

_____ thought he was seriously taking this Kamina business to seriously. He was even wearing the red tinted shades and wore them everywhere, refused to take them off when they were in public.  Truth be told, she hated Gurren Lagann. Hated it with a passion, but not because the show was bad. In fact, she though the show was good. She hated it because it started to take her best friend away from her. All Dirk ever wanted to do now was play Gurren Lagann with her. He hasn't even called her by her real name since he started watching it. It was always "Yoko this" and "Yoko that."

     

"Dirk, I'm sorry."

     

He didn’t answer.

     

"Bro."

     

The blonde boy looked up at her and _____ sighed. "Bro, can we go home and eat? I'm hungry. Mommy's probably got lunch ready by now."

     

Dirk let out a sigh and stood, hopping off the rock. "Fine. But just for now. Then we come back outside, ok?"

     

"Fine." _____ said, though she didn't jump down from the rock.

    

Instead she just looked down at the ground and felt the whole world spinning. Dirk didn't know this but _____ was afraid of heights, even small ones like a three foot rock, though to her, it felt more like ten.

     

"Come on, Yoko. Jump." Dirk said.

     

_____ took a step away from the edge and shook her head. Why was it so bad this time? Usually if she closed her eyes, she would be able to do it. Something was wrong. Was it because she already looked down?

     

"I-I can't, Dirk." She said, looking near tears.

     

Dirk lowered the glasses from his eyes to look at his best friend without the red tint around her. Seeing her look like this made him frown.

     

"Jump. I'll catch you."

     

"Promise?"

     

Dirk nodded, pushing his shades up. "Of course I do! Just who the hell do you think I am?" He said before holding his arms out. "I'll always be here to catch you!"

     

_____ frowned at his use of that line but sighed. Even if Dirk would call her Yoko till the day she died, she never wanted to leave his side. Dirk was her first and best friend and she always wanted it to stay like that.

     

"Fine." She said.

     

Taking a deep breath, she closed her eyes and hopped down from the rock. Almost immediately following her feet touching the ground, she felt a pair of arms wrap around her to try to steady her. However, instead the two kids both went tumbling down. Dirk landed on his back and the shades falling form his face and _____ landing with her face in his chest. _____ could hear the wind being knocked out of Dirk and she quickly attempted to stand up, only to feel his arms tighten around her.

     

"No. I got it." Dirk said breathlessly and sat up, sitting _____ up with him. "The guy always helps the girl up."

     

_____ rolled her eyes. "Shut up. I'm not a girl."

    

Dirk pinched her cheek and pulled lightly. "Fine. Tomboy." He snickered a bit and ____ started laughing a bit, pulling his hand off her cheek.

     

"Come on. Mommy's going to get worried."

     

He nodded and stood up, holding his hand out for _____ to take, which she did. Seeing Dirk's shades off to the side, _____ walked over and picked them up, brushing the dirt off them. She walked back to Dirk.

     

"Close your eyes."

     

"Why?"

    

"I don't want to poke you."

     

Rolling his eyes one last time, Dirk did as he was told and _____ replaced the glasses on his eyes, though she put them on upside down. On purpose, mind you. Giggling a bit, _____ ran off. When Dirk opened his eyes and realized what she did, he growled, though playfully, and chased after her, flipping the glasses right side up.

     

*     *     *

 

_____ walked up the stairs to the apartment Dirk shared with his bro, D. With the present in her hands, she tried to take a deep breath. Even though it's been six years since the stupid TV show came out, Dirk was still as obsessed with it as he was when he first started watching it. He still insisted on calling her Yoko and by this point, she honestly thought that he thought that was her name. She's even started responding to it! How messed up is that? Even so, she persisted with her friendship with him, even if she had been pushed to the back burner as he met new friends, Jake, Roxy, and Jane.

     

Reaching the door of the apartment, she knocked on it. She waited several seconds before the door opened to reveal D. He looked down at her with his aviators.

     

"Bout time. Dirk's been waiting. Been a little impatient about it, too."

     

"S-sorry. It's a long walk up here."

     

D chuckled and put a hand on her head. "I know what you mean. Come in. He's in his room."

     

_____ nodded and then walked inside with her present. Without needing to be directed, _____ walked into Dirks room, knocking lightly before opening the door. Poking her head in, she saw Dirk standing in front of the mirror messing around with his hair. He didn’t even have his shades on yet. He must be determined to do his hair on his own. She sighed and walked over to him, putting the present down on the bed.

     

"Let me." She said.

     

Dirk blushed lightly. "I had it perfectly handled on my own, Yoko."

     

_____ frowned slightly. "Didn't look like it to me, Bro."

     

Dirk rolled his eyes and averted them as _____ set to work on doing his hair. She knew that he wanted to style it like Kamina, but she would have none of that. She turned him away from the mirror and started to spike his hair up all over, and then letting his bangs fall over his forehead.

     

"Close your eyes." She said.

   

"Why?"

     

"I don't want to poke you."

     

Dirk sighed before closing them. _____ walked over to his bed and quietly unwrapped her present to him before walking back and placing the glasses on over his eyes.

     

"Ok. Open them."

     

Dirk did as he was told and blinked. Shouldn't everything look red? Why was it darker? Turning he looked at the mirror and saw that he didn’t look at all like he wanted to. Instead he looked… better.

     

Instead of his Kamina shades, he was wearing shades that were exactly like them, only black. And his hair. It was… he chewed his lip. He didn't want to outright tell her that he liked it. That wasn't what Striders do. As he was looking at himself in the mirror, _____ walked up next to him and smiled slightly, for the first time that day, Dirk finally noticed that she was actually wearing the skull hair pin that Yoko wore in Gurren Lagann pinning the left side of her hair back behind her ear. The hairpin that he made for her for her own birthday.

     

"Happy Birthday." She said.

     

Dirk turned his head and smiled slightly at her. "Thank you, _____."

     

_____ blinked a bit at him using her real name for the first time in six years. "Dirk…"

     

Before she could say anything else, she wrapped her arms around him in a hug, burrowing her head in his shoulder. She felt his arms wrap around her and his chin rest on the top of her head.

 

*     *     *

     

"Are you fucking kidding me, Strider?"

     

"I'm 100% serious. I got a record deal and I'm going out to LA tomorrow."

     

"What about college? You promised that we would go to the same school before you thought about accepting record deals."

     

"Things change, Yoko."

     

_____ was silent. It's been four years since Dirk's fourteenth birthday and since she gave him the shades and the new hairstyle that he always wore. They were 18 and graduation was right around the corner, literally. It was June and they had just finished practicing for getting their diplomas. Dirk has pulled her over to the bleachers so he could talk to her. _____ hoped that he would finally ask her out, unfortunately, she had bitten of more than she could chew with Dirk Strider.

     

"Apparently not, Bro." She said, pouring as much venom into that one name as she was humanly able to. "You are such a liar, Dirk. Ugh. You know what. Fuck you. I don't care anymore. I'm tired of trying to be your friend. Have a nice life."

     

She turned on her heel and started to walk off. Unfortunately before she was able to get far, she ran face first into Dirk's chest. Fucking flashstep. He put his arms on her shoulders, holding her in place.

     

"Where is this coming from all of a sudden?" He asked, genuinely confused.

     

_____ blinked and stared up at him. "Are you being serious right now?"

     

Dirk simply nodded, his lips pulled down in a frown.

     

"You break promises. You're a liar and you’ve only once called me by my real name since we were eight! It is not all of a sudden!"

     

"Break promises? Real name?"

     

"First when we were eight. You promised to always be there to catch me. Then again, a promise you made to me when we entered high school that we would go to college together and get an education before you went off and left me behind!" She said, practically shouted at him. "And yes, real name. You've only called me Yoko like you're trying to fulfill some fantasy!"

     

"You… remember when we were eight?"

     

"Of course I do." _____ said, getting very quiet.

     

"We're best friends. Why do you care if I break two little promises? It's not like I'm going to forget about you when I'm all big and famous. So what if I've been calling you Yoko. We both like Gurren Lagann so what's the problem? And it's not like I don't remember your real name. You've been my friend since we were five. Instead of worrying about yourself, you should be supporting me in my decisions. You're being selfish."

     

"Selfish? I'm being selfish, huh?" _____ said in a small voice. "I'm not the selfish one here Dirk. Ever since we were eight, I've only ever done what you wanted to do. I've only ever watched what you wanted to watch. I've never done anything but support you! I don't even know who I am at eighteen years old and I'm the selfish one? You are such an asshole, Dirk. I can't believe I was ever friends with you. Hell, I can't believe I ever liked you!" Shaking his arms off her shoulders, _____ glared hard at him. "And Dirk, if you remember my name, then what is it?"

     

Dirk was silent, looking to the side, looking very uncomfortable. He dug himself in far too deep.

     

"Have a nice life, Dirk. Call me when you remember my fucking name."

     

With that, not wanting to hear him try to defend himself, she took off running, tears falling from her eyes as she ran. On her way out of the school, she was stopped by the friends Dirk made when the two entered high school.

     

"Hey, Yoko what's the matter? Are you ok?" Jake asked.

     

"Oh, honey, you're crying, what happened?" Jane asked before shooting a glare at Jake that said of course she's not ok!

     

"Yoko, you can talk to us." Roxy said.

   

That was it. Even his friends didn't know her name. "Ask Dirk. He should know everything." She said in a deadly quiet voice.

     

Every single one of them backed up. Each opened their mouth to say something but _____ wasn't going to hear any of it. She bolted again, running out of the school. She didn't stop running until she was at the park. The park that she and Dirk used to come and play at all the time when they were little. Walking around, she finally collapsed by the rock where Dirk promised to always be there to catch her. Curling up on the woodchips in the shade of it, she cried. She cried until she couldn't cry any more. By the time she stopped, it was night time and her mother was calling her repeatedly, leaving voicemails telling her to come home for dinner.

     

Standing up, her eyes red and puffy, _____ brushed the wood shavings from her clothes and walked home, simply an empty shell of the girl she thought she was.

     

Dirk never came to find her. 

DirkXReader - Who the Hell do You Think I Am? 1
This is basically a story that goes parallel to the JakeXReader Secret Setup Story. There are points in the Secret Setup that overlap with this one and vice versa. These stories will also be very closely related to each other as well if I can figure out how to do it seemlessly. Either way, I hope you like it. THis is the first of hopefully many chapters. 

Enjoy!

Chapter 1: You're here. The Feels train begins. All aboard!!

DISCLAIMER!!!

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I do however own the words on this page and the idea.
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Soooo... Remember that Dave Kid?

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 8:35 PM
So I posted a journal back about how I met this kid who was basically the embodiment of Dave Strider?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, this will explain it, how I wasn't sure how I was going to befriend him or talk to him or basically approach him

Well...

I finally did it.

The verdict is that I made a complete and utter fool of myself.

Contrary to popular belief (what popular belief?) I am not a social butterfly, I get nervous when talking to anyone. I still screw up sometimes when talking to my family and my boyfriend. I don't know when to shut up, what not to say, and my hindsight with social situations is like, 20/20. I always think that I should have said this and I should have said that or done that or what have you.

Since I couldn't possiby embarrass myself any more then I already did, I think I'll just give a basic explanation on what happened.

So I was sitting in history class and I was building up my courage to go talk to him when I saw him. So when I left class, I saw him walking out of the college Commons and approached him. I said nice shirt and then asked his name, we shook hands. Good start, right? This can't go wrong, right? Wrong. 

I start walking with him the way that he went, and I basically ramble on. I say that I needed more Homestuck friends and that we should hang out. I literally say that I'm AWKWARD, I compare myself to KARKAT, and I say that I usually walk around with a CHIP ON MY SHOULDER!

He seemed cool and laughed at me being absolutely apeshit retarded and was totally cool about it, I think. So I decide to abandon all hopes but one. I give him my number. But I don't put it in his phone, oh no. I WRITE IT DOWN ON A FUCKING FLASH CARD AND HAND IT TO HIM.
HOW OLD AM I? LIKE 80 OR SOMETHING?!

I am a dunce.

I abandon hopes and flee, feeling nauseous and shaking like a leaf because of my nerves. When I got home and explain this to my boyfriend I realize the things that I SHOULD have said.

Such as: 
Ask about the Update
Ask him who his favorite character was
ASKED HIM ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HOMESTUCK
The possibilities are endless.

So now my weekend and work days are going to be filled with obsessing of how cringe I acted with that kid and kicking myself until either Monday or he decides to text me (if that even happens. Part of me feels like I accidentally gave him the wrong number, but I don't think that I did.)

I hope the nerves don't cause me to crash my car...

That's all for today. I'm going to curl up in a hole and just... drown in my social incompetence. 

  • Mood: Mortified
  • Listening to: You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
  • Reading: Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Eating: Potatooooooeeeeeessss~
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper.
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Soooo... Remember that Dave Kid?

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 8:35 PM
So I posted a journal back about how I met this kid who was basically the embodiment of Dave Strider?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, this will explain it, how I wasn't sure how I was going to befriend him or talk to him or basically approach him

Well...

I finally did it.

The verdict is that I made a complete and utter fool of myself.

Contrary to popular belief (what popular belief?) I am not a social butterfly, I get nervous when talking to anyone. I still screw up sometimes when talking to my family and my boyfriend. I don't know when to shut up, what not to say, and my hindsight with social situations is like, 20/20. I always think that I should have said this and I should have said that or done that or what have you.

Since I couldn't possiby embarrass myself any more then I already did, I think I'll just give a basic explanation on what happened.

So I was sitting in history class and I was building up my courage to go talk to him when I saw him. So when I left class, I saw him walking out of the college Commons and approached him. I said nice shirt and then asked his name, we shook hands. Good start, right? This can't go wrong, right? Wrong. 

I start walking with him the way that he went, and I basically ramble on. I say that I needed more Homestuck friends and that we should hang out. I literally say that I'm AWKWARD, I compare myself to KARKAT, and I say that I usually walk around with a CHIP ON MY SHOULDER!

He seemed cool and laughed at me being absolutely apeshit retarded and was totally cool about it, I think. So I decide to abandon all hopes but one. I give him my number. But I don't put it in his phone, oh no. I WRITE IT DOWN ON A FUCKING FLASH CARD AND HAND IT TO HIM.
HOW OLD AM I? LIKE 80 OR SOMETHING?!

I am a dunce.

I abandon hopes and flee, feeling nauseous and shaking like a leaf because of my nerves. When I got home and explain this to my boyfriend I realize the things that I SHOULD have said.

Such as: 
Ask about the Update
Ask him who his favorite character was
ASKED HIM ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HOMESTUCK
The possibilities are endless.

So now my weekend and work days are going to be filled with obsessing of how cringe I acted with that kid and kicking myself until either Monday or he decides to text me (if that even happens. Part of me feels like I accidentally gave him the wrong number, but I don't think that I did.)

I hope the nerves don't cause me to crash my car...

That's all for today. I'm going to curl up in a hole and just... drown in my social incompetence. 

  • Mood: Mortified
  • Listening to: You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
  • Reading: Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts
  • Watching: Criminal Minds
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Eating: Potatooooooeeeeeessss~
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper.

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Hi =) I don't know if you remember but you gave me advice on uploading stuff a couple months back which i really appreciated. Anyhoo I was wondering if you could maybe help me out again? Btw happy late birthday lol (sorry I tend to ramble when I talk to people. I just tell people if they want me to stop talking they need to tell me to "shut up" I won't get offended.)
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Np thanks for saying you'll try to help again. =) I've tried to enter in a bunch of my stories (I even typed one out) but after I'm done and try to enter in the description it disappears like it was never entered. Does this ever happen to you? Do you have any ideas what I can do?
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