forum Love Potions and Sharp Teeth ✨🔮🦇
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@Fenrir

Cas laughed softly, liking how easily Alex could become flustered, easy and yet barely tried to hide it, cute. "Yeah, we could." He agreed, arching an eyebrow when Jeckle leaned in. "Say the word and me and Rain will disappear if you wanted a more private date." He gently nudged Cas and winked to which the witch shoved him back playfully.
"What? Alex seems to want a solo date." Jeckle laughed, looking to Apex for support. Cas blushed even more and lightly batted Jeckle's head. "Okay alright enough out of you, hush." He demanded though it more sounded light begging. Whether it was a solo or double date, he would happy to show Alex a place that meant so much to him.

@Tired-but-passionate

He watched them with amusement. “Oh, no, it’s totally fine if you come with. I mean, I don’t know where we’re going though. If it’s a restaurant, we’ll have to stick together, but if it’s somewhere outside, then we can certainly give each other space if it’s necessary.” He shrugged.
He turned and glanced at his notes but the words swam in his vision. He shook his head and put it back down, internally resisting the urge to kiss Cas in front of the whole class.

@Fenrir

"Ya hear that Cas? we'll give you space. All you need to do is ask." Jeckle teased, earning him another cuff over the head from the witch. "Please don't make me regret saying yes." He groaned, but a teasing smile spread on his features. "You'll all like it, I promise." He sighed softly, focusing as the professor came back in and finally began class. "Good luck everyone." He muttered as the tests were passed out. Cas glanced behind him before gently brushing his hand over Alex's. "You got this, babe." He winked before turning over his worksheet and began to fill out the answers.

@Tired-but-passionate

Alex found himself wishing he was told where they were going. He couldn’t think of what it could be, but it must be pretty fancy or something if Cas was letting Rain and Jeckle come along. He hoped it wasn’t anything expensive, he didn’t want Cas to spend that much money on him.
His attention drifted as the professor came into the room and passed out tests. A familiar spark of anxiety was lit in him as he received his test and looked over it. But, the moment he felt Cas’s touch and saw his wink, all memory and anxiety of the test and its material flew from his mind. Alex stared at him for quite a while before returning his gaze to the paper in front of him. He didn’t remember anything. Nothing came to his mind, not even the things he thought he knew. And yet, he couldn’t find it in himself to care. This test didn’t matter all that much anyway, right? He filled out random answers, just guessing really. He was too busy thinking about how cute Cas’s wink was to really process any information on the page.

@Fenrir

Cas would be lying if he said the only reason why they were going to the cafe was just for the double date. While the cafe was welcoming to everyone, it was a notorious hotspot for witches to find exotic ingrdients, ones even Cas couldn't get his hands on as college student simply for the cost. Thankfully he was friends with the owner of cafe through their families closeness so he often times got a discount. It was mostly for these rare ingredients Cas wanted to go the cafe. it was all the potion back home was missing to help Alex go back to normal. As much as Cas loved the sudden attention from the boy he had been crushing on since god knows when, he had never expected them getting together would happen like this. He peeked over at Alex for a moment and frowned slightly, seeing the vampire fly through the test seemingly without a pause to think. Maybe he knew what he was doing and this was a deceivingly easy test but Cas just knew that wasn't it. Guilt edged into his mind again, as he struggled through the latter half of the test, his mind now preccupied with reversing the love potion. Then they could start over again if Alex wanted to be with him after everything that had lead them upo to here. Or Cas would be alone again, deservingly so after making the potion in the first place.

@Tired-but-passionate

He finished the test in about fifteen minutes, and once he set it on the professor’s desk, his mind automatically switched back to thinking about Cas. He was not particularly worried about how well he did on the test, nor was he worried about how his score would affect his grade. His eyes glowed with a pink tint as he sat back at his desk. He rested his head on it and stared at Cas as he worked. His thoughts wavered, moving between the idea of kissing his lover and hoping that his staring wouldn’t distract him too much, since he was still taking the test.

@Tired-but-passionate

(Okay. Another weird world building tangent, if you don’t mind. I finished watching Midnight Mass not long ago, and kinda want to bring the themes from that show into the theology Alex was probably raised with? Like. Idk. Vampires are actually supposed to be God’s chosen ppl bc they were given eternal life, and they are supposed to spread “God’s gift” to others by turning them into undead vampires or converting true vampires to Catholicism. Additionally, vampire blood could be associated with Jesus’s blood bc of the whole “washing away your sins” and transformation aspect of salvation. Also, literally communion being drinking actual blood. Uh yeah that’s all I got rn cuz it’s late but I’ll probably think of other things)

@Fenrir

(ooh I really like that, need to watch the show but it's interesting that it's more of superiority instead inferiority complex.)

Between the test and the warmth rising to up his neck and cheek, Cas had a difficult time focusing on the end of the test, so much so that he ended taking the rest of the class to finish, cramming in explanations and triple checking his answers. As much as this new relationship with Alex excited him and he wanted everything to end up well regardless of the potion, Cas still was a stickler when it came to grades and his education, wanting to always do his best andworried about failure. Finally finishing, he brought the paper up to the professor who even arched a eyebrow at him in mild surprise it took one of his top students so long. Cas smiled sheepishly before returning to his seat and glancing over at Jeckle, who had fallen asleep after handing in his test. Cas breathed a laugh "at least it was easy for some of us. How did you do?" He asked, turning to Alex and gently poking his arm. "You're distracting, in a good way but still distracting." He teased lightly

@Tired-but-passionate

(Yeah, the more I thought about how I originally went about the ways in which Alex was raised, the more it didn’t make sense bc of the fact that they were vampires so)

@Tired-but-passionate

Alex watched him as he turned in his test, smiling softly as he returned to his seat. “Oh, I don’t know. Decent enough, I guess,” he said casually, poking Cas back. He took a moment to stretch himself out. “You’re distracting too, y’know. Very pretty. Very mesmerizing. The most impeccable, eye catching winks on the planet.”

@Fenrir

Cas's brows turned up in slight concern. "Hopefully you did well, then. We don't get many tests in this class." He reminded gently, breathing a light laugh when poked before he grabbed his bag as the bell rang. "My intent was not to distract you. Simply to motivate. But clearly it had the wrong effect." he laughed and offered his hand. "That wasn't easy but its over, thankfully. Now we just have to prepare for the final. But for now we'll focus on our date, a little celebration for surviving half the year."

@Tired-but-passionate

“Yeah, yeah, I know,” he said, watching Cas for a moment before realizing class was over. Alex started packing up his things. “If you want to motivate me, you have to offer me a deal or something.” He swung his bag over his shoulder. “Ahem. Alex, if you do well on this test, I’ll give you a hundred kisses.” He snickered and took his hand.
“Date!” Alex smiled until he noticed his friends in the class walking by. They didn’t say anything, just gave him strange looks. Alex’s smile faded, replaced by a confused expression. But soon enough, he looked back and Cas and smiled again. “I’m excited.” He started walking out.

@Fenrir

"oh, a deal?" Cas mused, tilting his head in contemplation as they waited for Jeckle. "ah you should have told me before you would exchange my affections for good grades." He shook his head with a laugh, a light blush rising to his cheeks. "I don't know, that'd take quite a while, no?" He asked, glancing up as Alex's friends walked past. He recognized them from the biology classes and this one, never having talked with them but he did now notice the strange looks. He gently swung Alex's arm and nodded towards them once they had passed. "They're probably worried about you. Wondering probably why you suddenly ditched them for a witch. I don't mind waiting if you want to hang out with them for a bit until the date. I have to make sure the shop is okay anyways before hand and change." He offered as they walked out of the room followed by Jeckle.

@Tired-but-passionate

Alex chuckled. “Well, it doesn’t have to be a hundred kisses,” he amended. “It can be… like, fifty.” He snickered more.
Then he followed Cas’s gaze to his friends again. “Oh… yeah.” He sighed. “The potion probably made me not pay any attention to them… but it also makes separating from you so hard…” he covered his eyes with his free hand.
He sighed and let down his hand. “I hope they’re not mad at me or something…”

@Fenrir

Cas nudged Alex' shoulder with a small smile "if you can make it a day as a wolf resisting me, then I think you can make it a few hours while we both get ready for the date and I check on this potion of our. Go be with you're friends for a bit, take a break from being hopelessly in love with me." He gave Alex a gentle peck on the cheek and took a step back, letting go of his hand. "I'll see what I can do about he 50 to 100 kisses later. Perhaps I'll co sider it as a reward." He winked and waved aalex towards his group of his friends. "I'll see you later my vampiro, promise." He nodded encouragingly before heading down the hallway with Jeckle and going to his shop, immediately continuing his work on the potion.

@Tired-but-passionate

How could I ever take a break from being in love with you? he couldn’t help but think. He wasn’t sure how to feel as Cas kissed his cheek and let go of his hand. He gave him a small, uneasy smile, watching helplessly as he winked at him and walked away. “See you later, pequeno brujo.” He kept staring until Cas and Jeckle had disappeared, then sighed and went the opposite way to where his friends had gone. He knew where they were headed. He tried to think of things he could say, so he didn’t have the image of Cas winking pervading his mind.

@Fenrir

"little witch?" Jeckle question as he nudged Cas' shoulder teasingly. Cas' rolled his eyes as he unlocked the back entrance to the shop. "He's the only one allowed to call me that. When did you learn Spanish anyways?" Cas' shucked off his jacket and immediately started working on the potion again, waving a hand to stop the spoon from stirring by itself.
"Hey! I payed attention…mostly." Jeckle defended, settling in one of the stools around the shop. " Anyways, It's cute how you two already have nicknames for each other." The vampire leaned forwards as he watched Cas work with the potion. "I really am sorry about the love potion thing. I…" He paused and then shrugged slightly. "I guess I was trying to play matchmaker. I never intended for either of you to get hurt." Cas glanced up from his work and offered a small smile. For as long as they had known each other, Jeckle had always been the bold one, never afraid to make a fool out of himself to satiate his own curiosity. He was ambitious and sometimes a bit reckless but for all his bravado and confidence there was no denying Jeckle took accountability. And sometimes to a fault, brutally honest. Cas' sighed softly. "I can see why Rain likes you so much." He muttered softly, earning Cas a rare chance to see his friend blush. "And in the end you were right. I may not have ever confessed my feelings for Alwx to him if he hadn't initiated first. He may not have done so for his own reasonings and we would have just been stuck as friends. As much as I wish there hadn't been any potion interference, it still doesn't change how we feel about each other dep down." Cas killed the heat of the couldron and took a step back proudly. "If Alex wants to be with me after all of this mess I don't think I could refuse, but I want us to be genuine without any interfering." He found a few slim glass bottles and a delicate gold label to start bottling the potion. "And if he doesn't," he paused, his gaze growing distant or a moment. "Then we go on as before. It's up to him."
Jeckle stood to help with sealing the bottles, but a look of turmoil crossed his features. "And you?" He asked softly as he gathered the wax and tea light. "You still love him."
Cas shrugged as he whipped the sides of the bottle and handed them off. "Of course I do. Who knows, maybe I'll confess to him after a while."

@Tired-but-passionate

(Didn’t he already confess?)

Brook had always suspected that Alex had been acting weird recently. No sign of him yesterday, only a few texts here and there. No explanations, no warnings. He was a no-show. And today, he was distracted. He seemed to lose interest in her and his other friends overnight. Instead, he was preoccupied with a witch.
She lead the way to an old haunt, flanked by James and Sam. No one said anything at first, as Brook’s grim determination seemed to take hold of them. That is, until James adjusted his glasses with a curious expression.
“So… how do you guys think you did on the exam?” He asked.
Sam shrugged. “We’ll see. I’d prefer not to think about it.”
“We should think about other things,” Brook agreed.
They made out to the courtyard and congregated at the fountain in the center. Brook sat on the edge, setting her bag on the ground. James sat next to her, and Sam stayed standing, pausing to check something on her phone.
“Sam, can you text Alex? He’s not here, and he has some explaining to do,” Brook said, crossing her arms.
Sam looked at her, then up across the courtyard. “Uh— he’s coming.”
Indeed, he was. Alex jogged across the courtyard, zigzagging to avoid other students walking past. When he made it to the fountain, he was panting a little.
“Uh… hey guys,” he started awkwardly, but before he could continue, Brook jumped up, eyes dark crimson.
“What is going on with you?” She asked.
He threw up his hands in surrender, blinking in surprise. “Woah, slow down Brook. Listen, something came up… it made things complicated.” He sighed. “How do I say this…”
Brook furrowed her brows, crossing her arms again. James let out a sigh.
“Alex, you talking to a witch. You were done with the exam before class was even halfway over. It’s… not like you, if you know what I mean.”
“Yeah.” Alex felt his face flush and his vision tint pink. “Y— yeah, the witch. The witch…”
His friends shared a look. Sam put her phone in her pocket. “Alex, why are your eyes shining like that?”
“It’s… uhm…” He blinked, then looked away.
She walked up and set her hands on his shoulders. “Listen, whatever’s going on, we’ll work it out. We just want an explanation. Witches can be… well, you know.”
“He looked more like a halfling to me,” James muttered.
“Regardless,” Brook huffed, “you were hanging out with him and not us. Did he offer you some exotic blood or something?”
Alex looked back at them. “No,” he said quickly. “Nothing like that. I… I like him.”
The others shared a look again. Brook slapped her hand to her face. “That makes sense,” Sam nodded. “He did look kinda cute.”
“Well, good luck with that,” James shook his head. “You should be careful, though.”
“And please sit with us tomorrow?” Brook asked. “It was weird without you.”
Alex nodded. “Yeah, yeah, definitely. Sorry guys. It’s been… weird these past couple of days…”

@Fenrir

(absolutely no worries! and yeah, I meant confessing when alex was normal without the potion.)

"Do you really think he'll take them?" Jecked asked as he carefully set the five bottles into a care basket Cas had pulled together. Despite his reassurances from Alex, Cas still felt responsible for all the trouble he's put him through. Cas glanced up from cleaning the room and frowned slightly. "I wouldn't blame him if he didn't. But I hope if he does it works." He replied. Jeckle nodded slightly, his gaze growing slightly distant. "You're a good person Cas. No matter what other people say." Cas hopped up on the stool next to Jeckle and helped arrange the care package. "I don't think Alex's friends quite like a witch hanging around him." Jeckle couldn't help but roll his eyes but said nothing as he added a bow to the basket. "They don't know you like we do. You'e not dangerous. You wouldn't have given Alex that potion if I hadn't tricked you." Cas gently touched Jeckle's arms and gave a slight smile. "It was your form of encouragement. I don't blame you and I'm sure if you explain things to Alex he'd forgive you. Besides, this should also help." He waved to the basket with a hopeful grin. "And we have our double date to look forward to," he mentioned, stretching and yawning.
Jeckled breathed a laugh and gave a slight smile. "True, We should be heading back soon." he gently nudged Cas "You need sleep, get your magic replenished. I'll see ya tomorrow."
Cas nodded and snapped his fingers to turn off the lights in the store. Grabbing his keys and his basket, he led the way out of the store and locked up with a final wave to Jeckle.