#9- nail painting

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The schuylers were in John's apartment, along with guests Herc, Laf and Maria and they were all watching a movie.

Well, they weren't ALL watching it. Peggy and Maria were canoodling and making out in the loveseat.
"Can you two please get a room? That'd be nice." said Eliza, barely looking up from her phone, into which she was taking selfies, pouting her lips and batting her eyelashes.

"Eliza, what are you even doing?" scoffed Angelica.

"Snapchatting a cute boy I met at Dunkies yesterday."

"Oh god." said Angelica, rolling her eyes. "There she goes again."

As the movie credits rolled, John flicked on the lights, only to find Laf sitting in Herc's lap, with Laf's hand on Herc's thigh and Herc's arm around Laf's waist. Laf had a huge purple hickey on his neck. When the two realized everyone was staring at them, Herc coughed and said "Well, we were just gonna head off."

They both stood up clumsily, and grabbed their coats.

As they walked out the door John called after them. "Remember to use a condom, kids!"

Basically they all fell down crying tears of laughter.

Then, Angelica pulled 10 bottles of nail polish out of her purse and lined them up in rainbow order.

red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, black, silver, and gold

She started painting her nails and she noticed John staring at her strangely.

"What is it?" she asked.

"Oh, nothing" replied John, shaking his head.

Angelica squinted her eyes. "Have you ever done your own nails before?"

"No" responded John shyly.

"Do you want to?"

"Oh yes." he said

As Angelica painted his nails, he begin to tell her about his life. "I always wanted to paint my nails as a kid. One time, when I was like 9-ish, I slept over at my best friend Cody's house. Cody had a big sister. I don't remember her name, but she was around 14 or 15 at the time, I think. When I went to do put my bag in Cody's room, I accidentally walked into hers. She saw me staring at all her perfume and makeup and nail polish and she asked me if I wanted to try it. I said yes, of course. When she was done, I walked back down the stairs to where Cody was. It was one of the happiest times in my whole life. But Cody looked up from his video game and gave me the most disgusted look. He told his mom and she sent me home. When I got there, my dad took one look at that nail polish and slapped me across the face. He said 'makeup and nail polish are for girls and f@ggots, and you are neither. At least, not under my roof.' And I never wore nail polish again."

"Oh, baby." said Alex, running over to John and crushing him in a big bear hug.

"Hey!" yelled John. "The nails are still being worked on."

"So what I do," Angelica said, "is I give every color an emotion. Blue is sad, orange is happy, yellow is nervous, silver is proud, stuff like that. Then, if I'm too scared to say how I feel, I can show it."


Everyone was long gone, and Alex and John were sitting next to each other on the couch.

"Babe, look at my nails." said John, waving his fire engine red nails in Alex's face. "Aren't they pretty?"

"Yes, John. You've shown them to me at least once every three minutes for the past two hours."

"I know, I know. I just like them so much."

Alex was in awe of John. He had no idea that this man could possibly get ANY more attractive, he considered it against the laws of the universe. But seeing John so excited about something so small was by far the cutest thing Alex had ever seen, and he thought that the expression of such pure happiness made John at least 17 times hotter.

"Well I heard Angelica talking about what each color meant. What does red mean?" asked Alex.

John blushed. "Red means in love."

Alex grabbed John by his collar and pulled him close, kissing his neck and then pinning him down on the couch. Alex kissed him fully on the lips.

And let's just say, by the end of the night, John's neck put Laf's hickey to shame.

A/n: wrote this chap bcuz everyone was giving my shit for painting my nails gold bcuz it's 'not manly' and 'im acting like a girl' but I think they were just jealous bcuz of how hard I was slaying.

I had a good long cry today because none of my ships are canon.

where your good friend Mickey gives you some books to read where their are gays/trans peeps (like irl on paper)

So Hard To Say by Alex Sanchez

Drag Teen by Jeffery Self

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
((this one was my fave))

ty if you got to the end of this long ass author's note

xx Luke

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