oh ! how about "I need a date for this wedding"
"I need a date for this wedding," Taako declares with a mouth full of cheesy fries, "And you need a date for this wedding, are you seeing the algebra here?"
"Are you really going to go?" Kravitz pulls his straw out of his milkshake to get an oreo chunk unstuck. "I don't know about you, but I try not to think about people from high school."
"You think about me," Taako teases, and Kravitz tries not to choke on the oreo. It's true, is the problem. To an embarrassing degree. But Taako can't know just how Kravitz thinks about him, because they've been best friends since second grade and if he ruined this friendship he might as well walk into the sea.
"Uh, well," Kravitz takes a long slorp of milkshake and pretends he doesn't have a lot of feelings on the matter. "You're different."
"C'monnnnnnnn. We should be cheering Sabine and Jess on. They've broken up like fifteen times, the least we can do is, you know, remind them they're fucking meant for each other. Also I have a sick outfit planned already and I haven't had a chance to wear it since I shoplifted it from the thrift store and I want to eat cake, Kravvy, c'moonnnnnnn-"
Ah. Pulling out the big guns. Kravitz swipes one of Taako’s fries and pretends to think about it, like Taako’s big sweet puppy dog eyes don't immediately melt his resolve into one big gummy bear soup in a hot fucking car.
"You know you want to," Taako needles. "Come on, it would be so fun to pretend to be dating. People already assume we are, it would be hilarious."
"Right," Kravitz breathes, willing his heart to beat normally and less like a ketamine tambourine. "Hilarious."
"I wonder how long we could get away with it. I'll bet we could convince everybody all weekend. Oooh, and then we could pretend to break up, and get everyone's attention, man, that would be so fun. Fuckin, love that drama. Oh my god, do you think you could catch the bouquet?"
Kravitz thinks he might have caught something, and it's a terminal disease called feelings. Symptoms: terrible sweating, heart palpitations, hallucinations, loss of appetite-
"What do you say, you wanna be my boyfriend?" Taako grins, and then hurriedly amends, "My fake boyfriend, I mean?" He chuckles nervously, and Kravitz struggles to laugh too. He's currently a little overwhelmed by the sound of the ocean in his ears.
"Uh, sure," he hears himself saying, over the waves and seagulls and existential crisis. "It'll be. Fun! Plus, you know. What could go wrong?"
my favorite thing about imbalance so far is the implication that kravitz is constantly inviting friends over without his grumpy partner’s knowledge and is responsible for maintaining relationships with everyone. like the literal grim reaper is the cheerful, friendly one in the relationship and like i knew that already but it’s still lovely to see
The boys are back in town…🎶
[ID: a animated gif of Magnus, Merle, and taako from the adventure zone balance arc. All three boys are in the process of falling over, and everything is drawn in a blue/purple color scheme. Taako is a thin tan elf with a big tall wizard hat, puffy white shirt and pink skirt. He has curvy fantasy boots and has fallen flat on his face. Magnus is a light skinned man with dark short hair and a beard, he is wearing a white tank top and jeans and boots, and is currently falling backwards with all his limbs flying in the air. His tongue is also comically sticking out. Merle is a short fat tan dwarf with a dark grey beard and man bun and found glasses. He is wearing a baggy blue shirt with a pink belt and is falling sideways with his arms trailing behind him, where’s he’s holding his bible. Emphasis lines jiggle around them.]
Lucretia, one of the main characters from “The Aventure Zone : Balance” created by the McElroy family. This started with a sketch I did for the #6fanartschallenge back in 2019 and didn’t touch again for a long time. This character made a few bold choices, for herself and everyone else, and by doing so lived quite a few hard and lonely years. I do like slightly unhinged characters who are ready to throw down whenever for their families. Anyway, have some sort-of stained glass style fanart. I haven’t done a proper lineart in forever.
See the details or a few WIP shots on instagram. :)