Vivian & Gwen
A/N: This may be both a shameless self–insert + a fic with a giant purely based off of Adora. Regardless, I wrote it so now you guys get to read it lolol. This is a college g/t au with:
Vivian: a human who is childhood friends with a giant she hasn’t seen since middle school
Gwen: a giant who is childhood friends with a human she hasn’t seen since middle school
It was why she had moved into their dorm a week before Gwen and why she bought an electronic speaker and alarm button–just in case. Vivian was aware, painfully so, that Gwen wasn’t going to be the same as she had in middle school. Hell, it was the entire reason she’d switched schools in the first place.
Gwen was a giant, a species that grew up to anywhere from 8 to 20 feet. Vivian understood that giants only began to grow after they reached adolescence, and Gwen had switched to a giant only school to avoid any issues. It didn’t stop the two of them from keeping in contact, however, having been friends since elementary school. Eventually, they promised to attend the same college together.
In the week Vivian moved in by herself she had been anxious, their college was size inclusive, providing them with human and giant sized beds. Immediately Vivian could tell which bed was for Gwen–it was utterly massive, her desk and chair comically large in comparison to Vivian. It had sent the human into a frenzy–and although she thought she knew everything there was about giants already, she still felt grossly unprepared for Gwen’s arrival.
So she had stayed up for days researching, trying desperately to drill into her mind that she wasn’t going to greet her childhood friend face-to-face, but rather face-to-body, so for argument’s sake, Vivian knew.
“Viv? Um, are you alright?”
But goodness, nothing could have prepared her for this. Gwen was on the taller side of giants, standing at 18 feet. Vivian knew because she had texted the giant yesterday–though she’d known this for a while–confirming Gwen’s height before attempting to replicate it with a pencil on her wall. She’d given up, however, when she found that standing on her bed wasn’t remotely close enough for imitation, figuring that it wouldn’t be that shocking.
How she wished she’d tried harder now. Gwen completely dwarfed over her, the giant casting a shadow over her friend. She had an amused smile on her face, probably finding whatever stunned expression Vivian had on her face funny, making the human flush and swallow with embarrassment. Vivian awkwardly stepped back, having opened the door and immediately froze, letting Gwen step into the room.
“Ah, um, yeah! Sorry I just–it's one thing knowing and another seeing...if that makes sense?” Vivian hoped she looked as calm as she tried to sound, watching Gwen raise an eyebrow at her words. The giant hummed–the sound deep and velvety–turning to grin warmly down at her.
“You’re good, I’m feeling the same way, exactly. It’s the first time I’ve been near humans in a long time. It made me realize...” Gwen turned then, coming over to Vivian who still stood near the doorway. Vivan stepped away, thinking that Gwen was going out the door, eyes widening in surprise when the giant only came closer to her. She couldn’t help but let out a sound of surprise then, shuffling backwards in confusion.
Vivian looked up, vaguely aware of Gwen reaching over her head to close the door behind her. In the forefront of her mind, however, was Gwen’s mischievous stare–green eyes sparkling as they gazed into her own brown ones–a lopsided, sly smile on the giant’s face.
“I forgot how small you guys are.” Vivian swallowed at Gwen’s words, and it began to dawn on the human that this year would be much tougher than she anticipated.
“Stop it! Leave her alone!” Vivian yelled, short legs pounding against the asphalt as she ran. The other kids glared at her in annoyance, pausing in the midsts of pulling Gwen’s hair.
“Stop being so nosy Vivian!” The seven-year-old ignored their protests, knocking her body into the one grabbing Gwen’s hair and forcing the kid to let go. She turned to Gwen then, gathering her sniveling friend up in her arms.
“Viv…” Gwen could only manage to whimper Vivian’s name, face dirty from being kicked to the ground. Vivian herself felt angry at the sight, turning to glare at the other girls.
“You’re just jealous Gwen will end up big and strong one day! You...you guys are dummies!” It was the best insult the child could muster, shock and horrified gasps following her words. The other children left then–defeated by Vivian’s stellar insult–leaving her and Gwen alone on the playground.
Well, Vivian hadn’t been wrong.
She woke up from the dream with a jolt, eyes blinking open and ears barely aware of the alarm on her phone blaring next to her. The human sat up, rubbing her eyes and yawning, wishing she had just one more hour to continue her slumber.
“Fuck...just five more minutes…” The rough, low murmur made Vivian perk up a bit, turning her head to see Gwen sprawled out on her bed, eyebrows furrowed in annoyance. It had been three days since Gwen had moved in, yet Vivian still felt amazed whenever she set eyes on her. They were finally together after years of being apart and though Vivian was still getting used to their size difference, she was just happy to see the giant in the flesh.
“Gwen, you gotta wake up… we both have biology at 9:30 remember?” The little human climbed out of her own bed and shuffled over to the giant, having to look up at bit to see her face. Gwen only mumbled in response–face scrunching up in an endearing look of frustration. It made Vivian chuckle softly, reaching up to pinch Gwen’s nose.
“C’mon dummy, I don’t wanna be–ack!” Gwen reached over, swinging a long arm over the side of her bed and grabbing onto the back of Vivian’s shirt. In one fluid motion she effortlessly lifted her roommate up, bringing Vivian into her own bed. The human gasped in surprise, not able to process what had happened until it was too late, trapped in a cage of arms and legs.
“Gwen! Let me go! You’re–ugh–heavy.” The giant only let out a sleepy chuckle, bringing her hand to the back of Vivian’s head and gingerly guiding it closer to the giant, until the human was pressing her forehead to Gwen’s neck.
“Hmm, perfect pillow size…” With that Gwen fell back asleep, leaving Vivian to take in the fact that she was just compared to a pillow. The human huffed in mock annoyance, feeling as if she should be angry, but finding her heart was full of the exact opposite emotions. On the contrary she felt giddy, butterflies in her stomach as she scooted a bit back in Gwen’s arms to stare up at the giant’s face.
It wasn’t like she’d never seen Gwen after she left, they’d had numerous video calls before, but it was something else to see her in the flesh. She was prettier than the camera allowed her to be, long eyelashes and soft lips making her seem almost surreal to the human. If Vivian could she figured she’d be content simply staring at Gwen’s face for hours, the giant only growing more and more beautiful with each passing minute.
“You’re going to burn a hole right through me at this rate.” Gwen cracked one eye open with her teasing words, eyeing Vivian with an impish stare. The vibration of Gwen’s voice was enough to throw Vivian into a frenzy, swallowing nervously as she felt it rumble against her. The human jolted in shock–though she should have known Gwen would play such a trick on her–cheeks burning as she roughly pushed against the giant’s chest.
“If you’re up then let me go. We’ll be late, and it’s the first day.” Gwen didn’t budge at first, silently watching Vivian struggle in her arms for a moment. A criminally playful smile on her lips and eyes sparkling with amusement. It made Vivian only feel more flustered–she didn’t stand a chance against the larger being–feeling relief when Gwen finally let her go.
“Sure thing, shorty.” It took everything in Vivian not to attack the giant right then and there, body trembling all over in a mixture of embarrassment and aggravation. Really, was Gwen’s only goal in life to make her’s anything but peaceful? Vivian supposed it was, groaning as Gwen walked past her–the giant made sure to ruffle the top of Vivian’s head–before heading to the bathroom.
The problem was, as Vivian took the time to cover her hot cheeks with her hands and breathe out slowly in an attempt to calm her heart, she was completely fine with that.
“Hey, Viv.” Vivian didn’t need anything more to recognize the voice, a shadow casting over her as Gwen came up from behind the human. Her and Gwen had similar general classes but since they both majored in different subjects, they did have some time away from one another. Vivian’s last class ended later than Gwen’s and although she insisted the giant didn’t need to, Gwen waited for her anyway.
The classmates Vivian was currently talking to stopped dead in their tracks, eyes wide as they looked up at the towering being. Though the school was inclusive, there were significantly less giants attending than humans, making it possible to have entire classes without a single giant in them. Vivian supposed they were simply not used to seeing a giant up close, heart sinking as she watched pure fear spread across their faces.
Gwen was massive, and even Vivian could admit it was jarring sometimes, but she wasn’t frightening. Vivian was sure they’d come to see Gwen as just as she did–an infuriating, lumbering dork–with time, and so the human quickly turned, grinning up at her friend before introducing her.
“Hey! Um, guys this is my friend Gwen, we’ve been together since we were kids–!” Vivian yelped in shock when Gwen wrapped a hand under her legs, proceeding to lift the human with one arm. Vivian’s eyes bulged out in utter shock then, squeaking as Gwen held her–forearm under her thighs and upper arm supporting her back. It was almost like Vivian was sitting in a chair rather than being held against the giant’s chest. It made Vivian’s nerves increase–she felt so incredibly small in comparison to Gwen–looking up at the giant’s...icy expression.
“Yea, nice to meet you all...me and Vivian are super close, like crazy tight. In fact, we gotta go get dinner together, right about now...so see you guys.” With that Gwen left, carrying the human as though she weighed nothing in her arms. Vivian squeaked when the giant began briskly walking, holding onto Gwen’s shoulder for extra support.
“Gwen, what was that about? They were just surprised…” Vivian trailed off when Gwen cast a gaze down at her, expression somewhat bashful and irritated before responding.
“That dude...he was like, all over you. It just...pissed me off.” Vivian did vaguely remember one of the students she’d been talking to sling his arm over her shoulders. She’d wiggled out of his grasp awkwardly then, trying to seem cool despite his advances. Vivian couldn’t help but giggle at Gwen’s confession, watching the giant’s face flush a faint pink at her laugh.
“Was that it? It wasn’t even that bad–.” She was cut off when Gwen reached up, taking her free hand to guide Vivian’s face up to her’s.
In that moment, Vivian couldn’t quite describe what she felt. Gwen’s face was a mixture of emotions, all jumbling together into an unreadable expression, her emerald eyes a firm stare that completely captivated the human. Vivian felt her breath escape her, unconsciously sweeping her tongue across her lips nervously–heart practically stopping when Gwen’s eyes followed the movement before flicking back up to her own brown eyes.
“Please Vivian, don’t let anyone touch you like that again, okay?” The human could only dumbly nod in response, mind blank with nothing but a rhythmic chant of oh my God.
Vivian found that Gwen was touchy, to say the least.
“Gwen...must we study like this–ah go back, I didn’t write everything down.” Vivian shuffled, though she couldn’t move much, Gwen’s arms wrapped around the human’s waist. They were sitting on Gwen’s bed, a laptop in front of them and playing a lecture. The giant had insisted they study together–claiming that they’d both do better this way.
But Vivian could barely concentrate, mind firing a thousand thoughts per minute. She was sitting in the giant's lap, back pressing against Gwen’s stomach. On either side of her was the giant’s legs, the limbs alone stretching farther than her entire body. Vivian could feel Gwen’s heartbeat, sense the heat of the giant’s body radiating off of her. It was all proving to be too much for the little human, thinking that she was a mere seconds from her brain exploding.
“But this is easiest for the both of us–and my notes suck anyway. You don’t wanna study with me?” Vivian turned back to glare, but was only met with large, begging puppy eyes. Though the human wanted to keep a stern face, she all but melted instantly, sighing heavily before pinching her nose.
“Whatever, let’s just get this done–ah!” Vivian gasped when Gwen tightened her previously loose hold on the human. The human could feel Gwen chuckling at her surprise, getting somewhat annoyed which how much Gwen affected her.
I can bet she knows what she’s doing...and even worse is that I can do nothing about it...
Vivian pressed her little hands against the massive arms, attempting to shove them off and failing miserably. She flinched when she felt Gwen’s large face against her own, pressing their cheeks together in a tight hug. Vivian jokingly complained loudly at that–only to abruptly fall silent–shivering when Gwen nuzzled her nose against the smaller being’s neck. It took everything in Vivian not to freak out, instead turning completely rigid, and she could swear she felt the giant smirk against her skin when she did.
“Thank you, Vivian.” The words were said in a mockingly singsong voice, Gwen’s breath hot against the human’s skin. Vivian swallowed nervously, willing her heart to calm as she rolled her eyes and continued taking notes, scoffing at Gwen’s words.
“What did they teach you in giant school? ‘Bully the humans till they do your homework?’ You’re so lazy I wonder how you even got in.” Gwen laughed at Vivian’s snarky response, placing her chin on top of the human’s head.
“I put all my effort into getting into this school, since you insisted we went to this one. The least you can do is reward me.” It was Vivian’s turn to laugh then, ignoring Gwen’s words to continue taking notes. They continued in silence for a while after that, the only sounds in the room Vivian’s pen against paper and the instructor’s voice. Finally they finished, Gwen reaching past Vivian to close her laptop. Vivian rose to climb out of Gwen’s lap then, confused when the giant still held her arms around the human.
“Gwen, now what?”
“Reward. I want it remember?” Vivian frowned then, sitting still for a moment to take a picture of her notes and send them to Gwen over her phone.
“Okay, I sent them. Now let me–umf!” Her eyes widened when Gwen took her hand, fingers longer than Vivian’s entire head grabbing the human’s chin and tilting her face back towards her. Vivian blinked, not able to speak with Gwen squishing her cheeks together, feeling her cheeks flush at the close proximity between the two.
“Nope~ I think we both know that’s not what I meant.” Gwen had one of her signature smirks on her lips, eyeing Vivian’s little face as though...the human frankly didn’t dare to know, wiggling to get out of Gwen’s grasp to no avail.
“Wut duh ya meh?” Vivian’s speech was barely comprehensible, and Gwen let out a devilish, breathless laugh, leaning forward until her nose was just barely brushing against the smaller being’s own.
“Gimme a kiss Viv.” The words alone were enough, causing Vivian to all but explode in a panic, eyes wide and body trembling. She managed to remove Gwen’s hand from her cheeks, flexing her jaw for a moment before pinning the giant with a hesitant stare.
“...Are you serious?” The words came out at a rather feeble volume, the human much too nervous to speak any louder. Gwen smiled softly, dipping her head down to gently press it against Vivian’s, humming low in her throat as she felt Vivian fall deeper into a frenzy at her actions. Geez, Vivian’s reactions were utterly adorable, and the giant figured they would one day be the death of her.
“You think I’d study my ass off for just anyone? For an honors student you sure are dense…” Gwen ignored the human’s fist’s hitting her chest in response, chuckling before pinning Vivian with expectant eyes.
The human rolled her eyes, but complied anyway, rising to her knees to press her lips against the giant’s forehead. Though it wasn’t exactly what Gwen meant, the giant would take it anyway, smiling with satisfaction before hugging the human tight against her chest. Gwen ignored Vivian’s little sounds of protest, the giant all but refusing to budge–at least, not until her own cheeks stopped burning.
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