#league of legends arcane
buttermynutter · a day ago
More Than a Routine | Viktor x Reader (Pt. 2)
Summary: You run a small coffee shop in Piltover. Maintaining your café was your only passion in life before habit turns into yearning.
Word count: 2,203 (Total)
Warnings: None :)
Chapter 1 found here!
Chapter 2: Passion
The grinder whizzed enthusiastically as you prepared your coffee beans for the day, enjoying the light of dawn finding its way through the blinds. Before you could add a new canister to the machine, you were interrupted by the jingling of the door opening, the rapid sound of the hinges indicating that the visitor was in a hurry.
“I’m so sorry, but we’re not open yet- Oh, Viktor!”
He gave a weary smile, approaching the counter more cautiously than usual. “I should be the one apologizing, I just really wanted to see you as soon as I can.”
The lilting of his accent couldn’t help but make you exhale contentedly as you let the conversation pause for a moment to wipe the coffee bean residue from your already speckled apron.
“Don’t worry about it, the door is always open to you. The usual? Or would you like to try some of this, I got a new type of beans for the first time in months, they’re from Bilgewater and it’s said they grow underwater.” You smile inwardly, remembering what Jayce had told you about his companion being interested in your hobby simply to share in your company.
Viktor seemed to have read your mind, nervously coughing, “So, did you and Jayce happen to talk about anything... unexpected?” You raised an eyebrow to which he hurriedly responded, “I don’t mean to be intruding, he just seemed to be quite happy with himself upon returning .”
You debated on divulging the more intimate details of the conversation, before deciding on, “I learned a lot from him; he seems to be very concerned with your feelings and wellbeing.”
If Viktor wanted to be more personal, he’d have to make the move himself.
It was silent for a moment, the only sounds throughout the café the boiling of coffee and the emerging clamoring of the street.
“Well… I suppose there’s something I wanted to tell you as well.”
You perked up, your heart already jumping to your throat. A nod prompts him to continue, as you couldn’t find the words.
“Are those Bilgewater beans certified? I actually would like to try something new, but my body doesn’t adjust well to different environments and I know that Bilgewater isn’t exactly too careful with the quality of its imports and exports.”
Your heart drops back down, this time to your stomach. You could only stutter your answer, the beacon of hope Jayce had instated already diminishing. You couldn’t believe you had let yourself feel this strongly after only a day's worth of knowledge. “Yes, of course. You should know me and my creations well enough to know that I never risk the health of any of my customers.”
Viktor tips his head slightly to acknowledge your words, suddenly becoming unusually fidgety , very noticeable against his typical tranquility. He takes a shaky breath, the tremors matching the ones of your hands as you clutched them behind your back, trying not to show your anticipation of hearing what he was evidently trying to hide.
“No, sorry. I do trust you. With more than that actually,” he mutters. Your beacon glows again, faintly, internally urging him to continue. He quickly adds, “But I actually would like a drink made from them, it'd be a pleasure to be your first customer to experience them."
"Please, Viktor," you laugh, trying not to be distracted by the way that his golden eyes perfectly absorbed the morning rays, a blend of color better than any coffee you could even dream of. "You're my favorite customer, I couldn't think of anybody I'd like to have the privilege more."
Both your eyes widen collectively; your heart had spoke before your brain. You weren't sure who was more surprised by the boldness of your words. 
"Speaking of which... There was something different that I wanted to tell you." He gulped audibly, the tension so palpable between the two of you, it was as if you were looking at each other through a wall. Yet, you had never felt closer to someone; the smell of roasting coffee embracing the two of you, coaxing from the tips of your tongues the same thoughts. 
"Yes?" You tried your best not to stammer the solitary word, detangling your fingers and placing your hands on the counter to steady themselves. 
Viktor's eyes flicked from the movement back to yours, him uncertainly taking your own hand in his, the action seemingly slightly subconscious. The touch was electrifying, but you couldn't help but be surprised.
"Oh- I'm sorry, I thought you were..." he nervously says, you suddenly understanding that he thought you had presented your hands deliberately. He begins to pull away, but you quickly weaved his fingers back into yours. 
"Maybe tell me what you've been planning to, and I'll forgive you," you propose, giving a slight smile to show that you weren't seriously upset. 
"Of course, right. Goodness, I've given countless presentations in front of the city council, but none have come even close to this." Viktor squeezed your hand, leaning closer, his warm breath fanning your lips. "I feel very strongly about you. I come here every day, but the first time was also because of you. I saw you through the window behind the counter, this magical counter. I tend to be very perceptive of people in order to guard against them, maybe too much so, but this time it was different. You were different, this place was different. There was just something about the way that you seemed to pour a little bit of yourself into those drinks, along with the cream and caffeine you're so knowledgeable of. Coming here isn't a routine for me, it's... a passion. The coffee you make for me may last me only the morning, but it sticks with me the entire day."
You exhale through your nose, your mind firing a mile a minute to process the almost unbelievable news he had given you. There was a moment of comfortable silence before you responded. "Me too. I didn't realize it until you were gone, but your presence in this shop is just as important to me as is my equipment; if I could serve you all throughout the day, I would." 
The space between you closed a sliver once more, Viktor's nose now just slightly touching yours. Your eyes caught on his lips as he formed the words. "Then, I think it's safe to say..." You were sure he could hear your heart beating as rapidly as it was, just about ready to burst through your chest. "I love you." Then, almost as an afterthought, he adds, "Would you like to go out for a cup of coffee sometime?"
You couldn't help but laugh, the rapid spread of blush across his face confirming that his proposition was a mistake. "I'm so sorry, I was practicing confessing, and Jayce said to use that line but now I'm realizing it was a joke, that's very foolish of me-" You silence him by taking his chin in your hand, the sharp angle of it nesting perfectly between your fingers.
There's not even time to take another breath before your faces meet, his thins lips unexpectedly soft, all the contact between your bodies blending together, a distinct air left behind when the two of you separate, just as coffee left its own, the aftermath equally beautiful. 
"I love you too. That's my hobby." 
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bloodraven55 · 5 months ago
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No but Arcane has such a good range of female characters like everyone involved in these designs understood the assignment for real 😩🙏
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sharissaillustrations · 2 months ago
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JINX but she braids her hair differently for every heist; a concept
Instagram | Twitter
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terrapia · 3 months ago
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Are we...still sisters? Nothing is ever going to change that.
VI & JINX │ ARCANE (2021-)
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homosexualian · 6 months ago
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Please STRANGLE me
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antisocial-author · 6 months ago
obsessed over how on one hand we have a straight up greek tragedy and on the other we have Vik and Jayce’s Gay Hextech Adventures. very impressed over how the fuck they made telling these stories side by side work
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darunyama · 3 months ago
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Omg Sevika hi <3
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doubtspirit · 4 months ago
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Carnival Row - 2019, Amazon Prime Video
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Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello - 2005
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Oddworld Soulstorm Abesexoddus
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Love, Death & Robots | Good Hunting - 2019, Netflix
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Eye of the Storm - Lovett, 2011
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Guns of Glory
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Traffic Control - Arcane: League of Legends, Netflix
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His Dark Materials - HBO
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Castle in the Sky - Studio Ghibli
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Bioshock Infinite
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its-just-one-big-fuckup · 3 months ago
ekko x mischievous reader is my lifeline
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what made them fall for you
characters -> vi, jinx, ekko, viktor, sevika
genre -> fluff, maybe a tad suggestive
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- your gentleness ::: everyone in her life is just so brash and fucking wild and just pure chaos, so when she sees you giving people small smiles and waving at the kids skipping past as you stroll through zaun, her heart thumps and she knows she has to make you blush at least once.
“hey, i noticed you and, uh, wanted to introduce myself.”
you look up from the market stall you stood up, coming face to face with a pink-haired girl, around your age, but slightly taller.
“hi, i’m y/n- you are?” you stuck our hand in greeting, a soft smile adorning your features.
her heart thumped - you wanted to shake her hand? that was… unheard of in the undercity if you were talking to a stranger - i mean, they could have a weapon, right? but you trusted her right off the bat. vi rushed to slide her hands out of her pockets and grasp your open palm eagerly.
“vi- vi. yeah, vi. it’s really nice to meet you.”
- your voice ::: she spends most of her time talking, and it takes a firm voice to actually cut through the sound of her rambling to make her stop. she hears you once, when she’s out with silco, and you’re talking to someone- a kid- you’re… scolding them? and then you hug them? but just the sound of you sharply stopping your sibling from doing something dangerous makes jinx stop in her tracks. silco gave her an odd look, but thought nothing of it and she traipsed off to watch you shift your sibling on your hip and sway away, lightly scolding them as you went.
“and then i was tinkering with this new metal cylinder i found in sevika’s room, and i attached it to the outside of-”
“what were you thinking!”
jinx blinked. that tone made her heart stop - it sounded so much like… no, she refused to think about her sister. but she did stop talking, and she ignored silco’s quick glance of confusion.
“you could have got yourself hurt, you idiot! what even are you doing around here?!” you dropped to your knees, grasping your sibling by their shoulders and looking at their wide eyes. with a sigh, you let go and massaged your temple as they stuttered out excuses.
a certain blue haired girl rounded the corner, and leant against the alley’s wall, watching the exchange quietly.
“i’m… i’m serious… tell me next time? i need to know where you are in case something goes wrong,” you spoke shakily. you weren’t really mad… just worried.
“now come on,” you hoisted your sibling up with a huff, and rested then on your hip, turning and jumping at the sight of jinx.
“oh- sorry- i wasn’t like watching you guys, i just heard you and wanted to see if you were okay and-”
“it’s okay- i’m y/n.”
“nice… name.”
- your cheeky smile ::: ekko has responsibilities, he’s serious and ‘uptight’, so there is nothing he loves more than going to the firelight’s workshop and seeing your cheeky smile greet him with a bump to his hip as you pass. just something about the mischief in your eyes as you go to annoy your fellow cohorts - the pure joy you emit it gorgeous to him.
“hey you!”
“-and that would be them right now- vi, meet y/n.”
with a smile, you rushed up to ekko, bumping hips as you pass him and leap over your ‘desk’. a couple seconds of you ducking and diving around piles of papers and metal, and you manage to find the screwdriver you needed.
“lovely- by the way, i love you hair! and ekko? you smell,” you chimed, walking back to the massive idea you’d been formulating all day. ekko rolled his eyes at the grin you flashed him, and ‘vi’ thanked you.
they moved to leave, ekko grumbling at you while he went. without turning around, you giggled and yelled after him,
“you know you love me!”
his face grew hot, and he turned to glare at you, face falling when he noticed your wiggling eyebrows and smothered giggles.
“…sure, whatever.”
- your curiosity ::: no one has taken much interest in viktor’s work the way you do, which is the least he expects for a council member such as yourself: most of them just nod along as jaycee outlined the basis of hextech- but you? you sit happily with your hands in your lap, legs swinging on viktor’s desk and actively urging him to carry on explaining.
“go on,” you urged, fingers gripping the edge of viktor’s desk in anticipation. everything the scientist said had you hung on his every word like it was your life line- and you didn’t mind. you thought viktor’s voice was lovely to listen to, and hextech was brilliant in your eyes.
viktor sucked in a breath and snuck a glance at you, a blush settling on his cheeks as he searched your wide, pretty eyes.
“uh… are you sure you’re interested by this?”
your smile dropped, and a serious expression crossed your face, and suddenly you were holding up… three fingers, like scout’s honour?
“i swear, viktor, there is nothing i want more right now than for you to explain every single thing in this lab to me.”
“well then… that, i will do.”
- your attitude ::: literally no one has the balls to stand up to sevika, and for a good fucking reason she is terrifying (but like hot) and had a robotic arm that could literally throw you across the street. so no one says anything when she shoves past you in the last drop. except you. and all sevika can remember from you spinning her around with surprising strength and yanking her down by her collar is that she needs to kiss you.
a hard shoulder made contact with your body and shoved you back, a thick wall of muscle moving through the sea of people like an unstoppable force.
an unstoppable force that had clearly never met the fiery attitude of yourself, however.
your friend nervously stepped back, watching your snarl and charge after the tall woman with fury in each stomp you took.
eventually, onlookers became silent and watched in awe as you took the metal shoulder in your hand and pulled.
without a thought for your safety, your other hand reached up to yank down the collar of sevika’s shirt so her nose almost bumped against yours.
“you know, it’s not very fucking polite to shove past people without apologising,” you spat, brows furrowing.
sevika stopped for a second- her initial reaction was to literally just kill you, but when she got a look at you, and that fire in your eyes, and the upturned snarl of your lips, and the way the lady drop’s light danced across your skin… she smirked.
jesus that made you even more mad, and you went on. and on. just screaming in sevika’s face. and she stood there for a few seconds, before straightening up and gripping your wrist, making you fall silent- if only she could smash her lips against yours in that moment…
“do you know i am?”
her heart thumped and a wolfish grin grew on her face.
“how about you let me buy you a pint?”
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taglist -> @darthkenobii @mitypie
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apexlegendsthings · 6 months ago
viktor you are my angeeEEELLL
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lorewright · 6 months ago
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I love them, your honor
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lynmbo · 29 days ago
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I am an anxious little rat
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bloodraven55 · 6 months ago
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I would call this a shitpost but it’s genuinely what happened so….
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sharissaillustrations · 3 months ago
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Undercut Vi sketches 💓 she has my heart.
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terrapia · 6 months ago
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-I'm not a fighter.
-You don't have to be. Look, I've got these.
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ransprang · 5 months ago
Viktor having a crush headcanons
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- You are in the council and you supported his hextech dream by providing the right resources and finances willingly.
- You stop by the lab to check in on him, see his new research, and watch him talk about it happily.
- You "command" him to take breaks from long hours of working using your councilor status.
- You cover him with a blanket and bring him coffee unasked for because you genuinely care about this mans well-being and health.
- Viktor notices this and starts developing unrequited feelings towards you.
- He will subconsciously wait for hours for you to come by the lab at some point.
- Blushes when your hand brushes his while looking at papers.
- The thought of your smile will make him feel warm and he would probably smile to himself while working.
- He would tinker small gifts for you and hide it under the pretext of "Have a look at the prototype of something new I'm working on"
- Looks at his reflection in mirrors and adjusts his hair subconsciously, when he realises he just stares at his reflection battling his feelings.
- If you're standing really close to him he wouldn't be able help but take in your scent, to him your scent would be the most beautiful on earth.
- If you left your handkerchief on the table you both were sitting on, he might just pocket it and hold it to feel your presence.
- Maybe he will subtly name small inventions after variations of your name.
Bonus N/SFW: Wearing something revealing? this mans gonna have a semi hard on instantly.
Your unstable hexcore,
Admin Sav
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abadbitvh · 6 months ago
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Y’all— idk wtf were they trying to do with this, but ik it did something to me 🛐
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han-ban-bam · 3 months ago
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The twilight of something 🌙🤍
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myselfsquared · 5 months ago
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Jumping on the Arcane bandwagon because holy hell this show is GOOD and Vi is... uh 👀 nice. good. very good.
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raitoskitchen · 6 months ago
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