i feel like bokuto might find out about a low key promotional deal for some fancy restaurant where you’d get a free meal if you proposed, and for the first date (as long as you had been friends for a little bit), he’d take the person there and ask if it were okay for them to pretend to be dating for way longer so that he can fake propose with a ring he picked out and everything just for the free meal. if they said no, he’d pay no problem, but if they agreed, he’d pull out all of the stops.
— from elle ! i love this idea omg, it’s so adorable my heart actually hurts >_< weird but kind of related tangent from me : my friend and i went to a restaurant for valentine’s day once (we were both single and didn’t have any other plans) and you get like a free dessert if you were dating, all you had to do was show any kind of proof that you were. and we had heard about that promo deal beforehand so we posted pics of each other on ig and came up with the entire story of our relationship in case anyone asked — and they did. okay anyways, quick imagine insp. by this !! tysm for sending this in and i hope you have a lovely day <3
notes : bokuto x gn!reader, pure fluff, lowercase intended, contains mentions of food, wc: ~0.95k
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bokuto practically ran up to you, trademark grin on his face and a flyer in his hand, “you know how we’re supposed to go on a date this friday night?”
“don’t tell me you’re taking it back now,” you frowned, placing your book down on the desk, “and you might want to keep it down, the library isn’t exactly the best place for all this excited energy and i don’t want us to get kicked out again.”
“right, sorry,” bokuto smiled sheepishly, occupying the seat in front of you. he pushes the flyer across the table towards you, “the restaurant i was planning to take you to has this promo wherein the meal is free when you propose and i was thinking maybe it could be fun if we—”
you knew exactly where this was headed, what he wanted the two of you to do. you couldn’t exactly pretend like that part of it doesn’t intrigue and excite you, and who could really deny oneself a free meal?
but bokuto could only see the way your brows furrowed, the way your lips pressed into a line, “i mean you don’t have to agree obviously, i’m willing to pay for the entire thing of course i just think it’s nice and fun and free food is always good—”
you cut off his rambling, shaking your head at the light flush on his cheeks from how flustered he was being, “wouldn’t they think we’re too young to get married?”
“don’t worry about it too much, i’ll be able to figure something out,” a grin slowly spreading across his face, seeing it as you somewhat agreeing to the plan he was proposing, “so would that be okay?”
“fine, but if it doesn’t work i’m going to pretend like i have no idea who you are.”
“that’s fair,” bokuto stood, racing to walk out the door, “okay bye, leaving now!”
“where are you going?” you asked, raising a brow at him.
bokuto looks back at you with a smile — a flash of excitement in his eyes — warmth spreading across your chest at the way he looked at you, “well, i gotta pick out your ring!”
bokuto’s nervous, a cold sweat dripping down the side of his forehead, hands ever so slightly shaky. he doesn’t know why he’s feeling this way, it’s not like he’s actually going to be proposing to you, it’s not like there was any actual threat of possible rejection. but you just look so good in your nicest, most flattering outfit, throwing your head back and laughing at some dumb joke he had just made. the soles of his black shoes repeatedly tap against the marbled floor, fingertips playing with the napkin that sat atop his lap.
“you alright, kou?” you ask, tilting your head to the side as you calmed down from the high of your laughter, “you’re looking a little stressed.”
“i’m alright,” he smiles back, trying to reassure you. but it’s shaky and you’re able to clearly see right through him, and he knows it too. before he’s able to say any more, the waiter brings your dessert and gives him a barely noticeable wink — it’s showtime.
you knew bokuto was going to “propose” at some point in the night, he just wouldn’t tell you exactly when, wanting to “keep the suspense” alive and at least make the shock on your face somewhat believable to the staff and the rest of the customers. you push the thought to the back of your mind, just trying your best to keep your nerves down. you raise your fork up to the chocolate shell on your cake, cracking it open, only to reveal the ring he had picked out a few days prior.
a gasp escapes your lips, looking up at bokuto, eyes growing wide. he offers you a smile, letting out a breath of air as he pushed his seat back and kneels in front of you.
the restaurant falls into a hush as soon as they realized what was going on, distant conversations come to a screeching halt, all eyes on the two of you. bokuto takes your hands in his, “yn, i know we’re too young to get married, but i have no doubt that you are the love of my life.”
your breath gets caught in your throat, there’s sincerity in his voice, nothing but love in his eyes as he looked at you. on the days that lead up to your date with him, you honestly just thought that he’d just ask will you marry me, you didn’t think he’d go all out and prepare an actual speech.
“i’ve loved you for the longest time, ask akaashi, he’s tired of hearing all about you!” bokuto exclaims, holding your hands even tighter as you let out a chuckle. he shakes his head before continuing, “you’ve made my life better just by being in it, and i’d like to keep you around for as long as i can. so yn, my baby, will you marry me?”
words escape you, mind going blank, you can only find yourself nodding. the entire restaurant erupts in cheers and applause, but they all seem to get drowned out once bokuto engulfs you in his arms, pulling you close to his chest.
he whispers, breath tickling the skin beneath your ear, “i meant it, you know?”
“what?” you pull back, looking back at him completely shocked.
“i’m not asking you to marry me yet…” bokuto replies, voice just loud enough for you to hear, “but you making my life better, all of that i meant.”
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REAL NAME: Miserea technically, as their first known name, but Kiri Hyoryu and Grim Reaper hold no less weight or value. He views all three equally as himself, and no one can erase the years they’ve lived as a human, nor the shadows of their own heart.
FAMILY MEMBERS: No blood family to speak of, though Kiri’s obviously held familial bonds before. There have been kind enough hearts to raise a strange boy in the past, though never for long, and never after the water sprites began masquerading themselves as his ‘father’ in recent ages.
ABILITIES / POWERS: Titles say it all, don’t they? ‘Third Omni Water Lord’ should be very clear — there’s a mastery in the way Miserea wields water.
ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES: Aquascaping ( has an aquarium he’s done this with in the Pension Misty’s main building ), baking + cooking, buddyfighting, collecting ( gems / rocks, sea shells, keepsakes, tokens & other curios ), foraging, hiking, horticulture, mixology ( exclusively non-alcoholic drinks ), mythology ( notably Norse ), photography ( mozaikrolez’s Carmen gifted him a camera! ), reading ( especially autobiographies & biographies, mythos, poetry, etc. ), sewing, studying subjects of interest, swimming, wildlife watching — has had others in past lifetimes, such as calligraphy and pottery.
EYE COLOR: Lavender.
STYLE PREFERENCES: Kiri’s fashion is very normal, honestly. It’s always suited for the work he is doing, proper for the weather, and / or is appropriate for the occasion that is being held. He also largely leans towards earthy tones, neutrals, or soft colors and doesn’t tend to stick out as a result. Aside from a simple pattern on some of the items or an accent color, the rest are more or less plain, and there isn’t much more to say about it.
ANIMAL THAT REPRESENTS THEM: Rabbits! ( Bunnies are the brand here, if you haven’t noticed — and look, listen, sea bunnies are a thing too! )
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION: Demi-Homoromantic.
THEIR TYPE: I wouldn’t say Kiri exactly has a type, since he doesn’t have any attraction to someone until there’s a bond established between him and them.
THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE & KIDS: Precious and wonderful things, though believes he will likely never have either as he knows he wouldn’t be able to offer a partner normalcy. Basically this song’s chorus describes what Kiri would try to do with any feelings he’s developed for someone. I’ve always liked to imagine Kiri finding a box of abandoned ducks ( like you would kittens or puppies lol ) and having to care for them though, because ducks are super cute!
SINGLE or TAKEN: Single.
SOMEONE THEY LOVE: All his friends!! Joker!!!
APPROACH TO FRIENDSHIPS: Excitement that can be unbridled sometimes ( at least in season 1 ), but all in all, Kiri is friendly and pleasant company! He’s mellow as a person despite being a worrier.
ROLE MODELS: Rouga Aragami. There is a lot Kiri admires and respects about Rouga honestly — he’ll always refer to him as senpai! I hesitate to list Gao here as another though ( even if in some ways it might have a bit of truth ), as Kiri more than simply admired him, putting the other on a pedestal that Kiri felt he could never reach despite wanting to be on equal footing with him. It wasn’t necessarily about being like Gao — Kiri was very honest with himself in episode 4 of season 1, recognizing that he and Gao were completely different. Then and there, Kiri decided that he didn’t want to copy his new friend, but become and be his own fighter, and ultimately felt unable to measure up in the end. ( Though, Kiri would never call Gao’s wins as pure luck regardless of what everyone else thought or said, because he doesn’t believe that’s true. Kiri did firsthand witness how the ‘Mighty Sun Fighter’ fought while he was being saved from the bullies, after all. )
EVER HURT ANYONE BEFORE: Yes. More than just as the Grim Reaper, but others in the past as well.
EVER KILLED ANYONE BEFORE: Yes. Kiri was shown to kill in war, though there were other times too I’m certain.
FEARS: Ending up alone / being alone forever / dying alone ( has autophobia ), losing loved ones ( especially in horrifying ways ), being useless or a burden, losing all memory again ( absolutely refuses to forget his memories and everything he’s felt again, even if it’s a never-ending cycle of sorrow; becoming afflicted with amnesia somehow is actually a scary thought to him ), being forgotten, missing out on things — things like being unwanted / rejected / abandoned / left behind, inadequate or weak, moving, etc. were big fears in season one.
SOMETHING THEY DON’T LIKE: Alcohol. It’s something he can’t drink as it literally makes him ill, much like any sort of poison that dilutes one’s bloodstream ( being what they are; a being with an immutable nexus to water, something that can be tainted. )
WORST HABITS: Kiri is very much a silent sufferer and does not reach out for help when he needs it, and in some cases feels he must do something by himself, even if he knows that he doesn’t have to do things on his own anymore. In the past, Kiri was unable to ask for any affirmation for his insecurities / fears ( suggesting that he had tried at some point and it had ended poorly ) and thus his anxiety filled in the blanks with the worst assumptions gathered from past experiences. He also admired other people’s talents to an unhealthy extent and would heavily compare himself to them, unable to recognize his own strengths and as a result feel incredibly negatively about himself, often using self-deprecating language. Nowadays, it’s not a lack of trust in others and their abilities, but more a fear that any number of things can go wrong ( it’s been proven even: in too many lifetimes he’s witnessed his worst fears come to life ) and others can and will get hurt as a result. Though will still ultimately nurture the gifts in others and would want to help them grow to be strong enough to protect what they desire to — Miserea wouldn’t leave someone ill-equipped, and does know that not all suffering can be prevented in the end. Kiri also more than welcomes his failure if it means understanding the enemy even only a little better for someone else to win in his place. When it comes to problems or battles that he feels are truly and solely his alone, Kiri especially doesn’t want to involve others, and will burden everything himself. He can also consider questionable options / choices as a means to an end as well despite doubts. There are a lot of difficult choices he must make as a guardian for both Dungeon World and Earth’s safety.
FAVORITE PLACE TO SPEND TIME AT: The Mikado Household, the Field of Sunflowers in Dungeon World, beside a body of water of some sort. He also genuinely likes to be in the embrace of nature — in the middle of a nowhere forest, the valley of a mountain, laying in a field and looking at the sky, etc. As a result, hikes are something Kiri likes to go on quite a bit with Joker and it’s often they collect things such as wild berries, herbs, and more during these outings.
THOUGHTS ON PIE: Something about pie is very welcoming and warm, though he personally favors fruit pies more than he does dessert ones ( like miss Tohru! ) He can also make pie and make it very well!
FAVORITE DRINK: Water Tea, blue curacao lemonade ( taken from Miserea’s item on this menu – I had to! ) Likes fruit juices too.
SWIMMING IN THE LAKE or IN THE OCEAN: There’s something equally compelling, mysterious, and perhaps even terrifying around the thought of throwing yourself into the ocean and seeing were the tides’ wills end up taking you, doing nothing to fight it, and laying at the bottom of a lake while trying not disturb the surface in order look back up at nature as though it were the framework of a watery mirror — just as there is equal beauty in the stillness and the ever push and pull found in the other.
INDOORS or OUTDOORS: Kiri is very much a nature boy, but this subject isn’t that simple. Kiri knows that a home, the place you go to at the end of the day, can be everything — so much more than a mere shelter from the elements, much more than just a space. It’s something he didn’t really have himself, but witnessed other people possess. There never was someone waiting for him when he came home from school; the lights were always off when he opened the door and only silence greeted him. The absence of family or friends was something that affected him, and oftentimes, having to go back to whatever his residence was this time around was depressing because it was horribly lonely a lot of times. He did after school activities, went to the library, or something similar to avoid going home right away — and he had to make exceptions to this sometimes because he was the only one able to take care of the cooking, cleaning, bills, et cetera, and had to make sure he had enough time and wasn’t too tired to do those things. Ultimately my point is that Kiri wants to share this space with people and do things together, to give memories to a place that are precious, and he really does enjoy a handful of indoor activities too!
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