Congratulations Raleigh on making the best first impression possible. So many movies the male character meets the female character through some misunderstanding or she hates him to begin with because she doesn’t “get” him. Raleigh is a perfect gentleman from the first second. HE SPEAKS JAPANESE. Like somewhere along the line he learned Japanese well enough to converse in it (and he’s already said that he and Yancy weren’t really good students, so this boy put some effort into this at some point). And he lets her know that he can keep up with her, but without really embarrassing her. His better or worse comment is disarming and his expression is completely charmed that he caught her judging him. So she’s already modifying her opinion of him by the second to last gif (and he succeeded in making her smile). And rather than laugh and swagger off, he gives her a very respectful nod, an acknowledgement of her culture rather than his. Everything about Raleigh focuses on Mako rather than himself.
The Hobbit | Modern Bagginshield!AU
Bilbo Baggins is the owner and operator of Bag End Tea Garden - it is not a cafe, thank you very much - which his parents left to him after their deaths. Although his days are full of good food, (mostly) pleasant company, and relaxing landscapes, he just can’t help but feel like something’s missing.
Thorin Oakenshield is the president of Erebor Jewelers, a company that has been in his family for generations. Sometimes he wishes it wasn’t such a family affair, particularly after his sister Dis books a very important showcase of their spring jewelry line at a local tea garden.
He has to admit, the gardens are very lovely - if you like that sort of thing - and the tea is perfectly brewed - although he prefers coffee - but there’s just something about the owner that drives Thorin mad.
And yet, Thorin can’t stop himself from returning for another cup of tea. And Bilbo can’t help but anticipate his most frustrating customer ever.
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this is fucking adorable