11 july Firstly welcome to all the beautiful new members to our milkshake fam! And we are a little late again but we got it up here is July's post bingo!, have fun and go out and make some extra milk money to spend on some ad shout outs or even to spread some rumors about your chars <3
6 june We made all our claims into one big beautiful post! Faces & Member directory Everyone should be plugged in and there! But if any character was missed or any info was wrong just let us know and we can fix it <3 Thank you lovelies!
1 june HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY, BEAUTIFUL MILKSHAKE & happy pride month!!
16 May new skin for our almost 2nd birthday! we’ve added a bunch of new features as well as unlocked new locations to play, so check out the latest announcement!
14 may thank you everyone for being amazing, zero and I really appreciate you all!
4 may HAPPY STAR WARS DAY YOU SCRUFFY LOOKIN' NERFHERDERS!
1 may may's post bingo is up!
3o april filming for the bachelor is over, but the threads and challenges are not done yet! who will win the bachelor's heart?
6 feb sign your characters up for a night of awkwardness, organ stealing or true love! blind dating is open now
31 december 2017 is almost over and we'd just love to say thank you for giving us such a phenomenal time on milkshake! our family grows steadily and the plots get thicker - make sure you have a fun and safe new year's eve and we will see you all in 2018!
november things are -sort of- back to normal after our fun halloween adventures! welcome to all our beautiful new members, we are having so much fun writing with you!
Shocktober! welcome to the spookiest of the months and
milkshake meatshake's second halloween! We've got a bunch of fun spooky things for you to play with including post bingo, a pumpkin hunt and some games! get into the spirit and come up with a creepy name for your character and submit your favourite halloween songs for our playlist! All the details are right here, ghoulfriends!
28 august: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAX YOU'RE THE LIGHT OF OUR LIVES AND THE MOST AMAZING PERSON, MILKSHAKE LOVES YOU <333
23 august: a year ago today, zero came out of hiding and stopped stalking milkshake - she finally joined us! because max missed zero's bday this year, the second best date to celebrate zero's existence is the day she came into our lives! enjoy our shineeshake games!
14 august: today we're flipping out a quick little activity check! please read all the details here!
1 august: happy earth day nova milkshake! happy engagement zero!
1 june: ayo ladies & gentlemen, this is milkshake's one year anniversary! it's a massive milestone for a number of reasons, but most importantly it's very symbolic of the friendship and totally insane plots we have come up with over the last twelve months. thank you to everyone who has brought their sunshine and light to milkshake and jumped into all our adventures with us! we love you so much ♥
20 march come play our first monthly post bingo! lasting until the end of april!
11 march this month's of the whenevers are up! congratulations all our wonderful players c: you're the best!
1 march we are eight months old! thank you for everyone who has kept milkshake the amazing, friendly, safe place it is <3
21 Feb. nominate the OTMs which should be renamed the of the whenevers
1 Jan. Happy new year babies!
17 Dec. merry christmas friends! christmas is just next week so we're not going to do a MASSIVE event but there's still some fun things to do and don't forget to complete the activity check
09 Nov. Things are still a little spooky around here, but we're back to our regular
Oct. HALLOWEEN Things are getting pretty spooky around
MEATSHAKE! Stay tuned for mini events and games being progressively released in the lead up to our spookiest holiday!
28 Sept. HAPPY JAAN DAY! today we celebrate the day that jaan was born, just a few moons ago! thank you for being born, jaan, thank you for being on this planet with us and thank you for being our amazing lovebug who will only ever cheer us on and never hold us back. This day is for YOU, baby!!
01 Sept it's spring!
12 Aug. new skin! let us know if something is wanky!
please welcome jaan as our very first mod! thank you for stepping up to help us out <3
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Not a lot had changed in the apartment, just the furniture had been updated, and he smiled as he looked out at the view from the floor to ceiling windows not unlike his own. It was a different view, but just as beautiful. And then he saw miranda, and his smile warmed as he placed all the boutique bags on the marble dining table, “we did a little shopping…” he laughed as his little sister hugged her mum and he shrugged off his jacket, “duchess, come here.” he placed his jacket over the back of one of the chairs before he helped the girl out of hers and then looked over at his step-mother, “how’d the press conference go? I didn’t get a chance to look it up yet.” slipping duchess’ jacket beside his he crossed the room to the older woman and placed his hand at the small of her back, a polite kiss on her cheek. The wedding was coming this weekend and duchess was in the bridal party with him, he just hated bringing it up in front of his step-mother since she was very obviously not invited. It wasn’t like his appa was going to be any good getting duchie ready for the royal wedding, so it would fall upon his step-mother, but it wasn’t like he could change heechul’s mind on these things, “We picked up my suit today too, do you want to see it?”
”oppa looks so handsome in it, mama,” duchess piped up from the kitchen where she was staring at the fridge, turning to look at ilsung and laughing as he winked at her, “good girl.”
Miranda was staring at her phone, her husband hadn't texted her back yet. Perhaps he was busy. Often she felt neglected of his love but surely this was the role of being the wife to an extremely busy man. When they first married everything felt right, she had work and he had work, they'd face time or text in between shoots and when they were reunited it was passionate and loving. Ever since she became a mother she was filled with an overwhelming amount of emotions, missing him and feeling out of place. As much as she loved Duchess she was scared that eventually the cycle would repeat itself. He'd find someone much younger, much more attractive to replace her. A small bit of doubt claimed her and she let out a small exhale, feeling defeated.
It dawned on her that Duchess was with King, her older brother. Miranda pushed up from sitting on the arm of a chair and smoothed out the creases in her dress before making her way towards the kitchen and plugging her phone in--leaving it out on the counter. Bending somewhat over she pushed her heels off of the back of her feet and wiggled out of them, it wasn't long until she heard the front door of the loft unlock and saw her beautiful baby girl running towards her. Miranda was tall, and she was curvy--before her pregnancy she had a typical figure of a small ample bosom and distinctive hips. But now she mimicked an hourglass and her dresses all appeared much more form-fitting, she was voluptuous. Duchess' arms draped around her hips and her fingers went through the young girl's hair. ❝Oh my did you? Did you get mummy something? Maybe something sparkly and pretty like you Dutchie?❞ Leaning forward she lightly tapped the tip of her daughter's nose before kissing her forehead.
King had called her over and Miranda smiled meekly before fixing her sandy blonde hair, she felt aged. She looked at who was her son-in-law and saw a younger version of what Jongsoo was, so handsome. Miranda had to remind herself that their relationship was decent and tender, nothing more than just admiring her husband's son. Although there were times where King made her feel like there was something more and she tried her very best to distance herself from it but felt if she had lost King she would lose her marriage. A question was asked and Miranda's lips parted trying to find the words to say, ❝Oh wow--um, it was really cool. But hard? I never thought about how much work goes into being a humanitarian--but we're doing an anti-fur campaign and I'm going to be modelling in faux blood.❞ Miranda wrinkled her nose and King kissed her cheek, she smiled into it before he let her go.
Oh, the wedding. Miranda lips pressed tightly together and she held her hands in front of her. ❝Of course I'd want to see it, I need to make sure my handsome step-son will look good for his brother's ahem--ahm, wedding.❞ A little bounce in her gesture she kept her composure, she wouldn't be so deeply hurt by not being invited. Though, that was a lie. When Jongsoo heard the news he offered to mediate but Miranda wanted nothing than to make Prince happy and if her presence at the wedding spoiled things then she would stay back--she was sad, but she wanted things to feel right in her marriage, she truly tried so hard.
what did he know, though? Shrugging, he pulled the coat-hangered bag to the front of the pile of shopping, the tailor’s name printed in gold across the top left of the zippered garment bag, “I guess it is all about the shock factor, though, right? Is appa shooting it for you?” he didn’t know how often his parents worked together these days, it seemed a bit sad if they didn’t at all. It wasn’t like his appa had discovered miranda, but their work together had been incredible and the scandal that ensued also shot them to the limelight as a couple.
Pausing as she stumbled over the end of her sentence, ilsung looked over at her with empathy and pursed his lips for a moment, “Miranda i’m sorry. You know how he is… it was hard work just convincing him to invite appa and eomma. I did try.” and it was the truth, because as much as he supported and enabled his brother’s diva tendencies he did often try and gently steer the man toward a more rational decision on most things. It was just how they worked, dramatic heechul and sensible ilsung (sensible compared to his younger brother, anyway).
❝Oh Dutchie.❞ Miranda beamed right over at her daughter, smile full and luminous. The longer she stared at her daughter's face the more she saw someone who was not her husband in Duchess. A pang of guilt ripped through her heart and she shifted her gaze away from the bright eyed young girl and to the dotting young man speaking to her. Miranda was poised, she had training with public relations and professionals to handle stressful situations--not that this was stressful, but her feelings and her past gnawed at her and made her weak. She needed to not feel this way, to pick herself up and put the past behind her. To continue on with this charade.
She shook her head, bountiful curls danced as she bit down on her lower lip. ❝I don't believe so, that would be the opposite of the cause right? Oh wait you just said that!❞ Her giggle was deep and hearty, Miranda covered her hand over her mouth politely before letting her hand fall against her lap. The chuckle wasn't forced, she genuinely had a moment laughing at herself--and usually she could always do that if she said something pathetic. Being around her step-son was different than being around other men, she typically wore a facade that gave the illusion that she was the ideal woman. Her laugh would be alluring, her gaze was sultry and posture graceful. But with her step-son, the boy whom she had growth with she was able to laugh carefree yet for some reason she still covered her mouth as if she was afraid he'd see an ugly side to her.
Shrugging her shoulders, shaking her head of course her husband couldn't do the shoot. He was too busy--King knew that, she moved her figure and gently took off her earrings as she waded through the living room of the place--searching for her purse to place the earrings into the gift box from the store she had purchased them from. ❝Oh Ilsung--it's alright, really. It's your brother's wedding he should be allowed to do whatever he wants.❞ Another small shrug, she was deeply hurt by it but it wasn't something she could control. ❝Remember my wedding? I had the most beautiful ball-gown with a small tiara. Your father set free doves with me, everything was perfect.❞ Placing her jewellery away she closed the box carefully, there was silence and she felt the need to call out for her daughter. It was always Duchess that helped Miranda keep it together, stop her from bursting at the seams. ❝Are you bringing anyone to his wedding? Your father says maybe someone from your show, I've got it recorded! Of course I can't watch it with your sister awake.❞
he was fond of her.
there weren’t many people in his life that used his real name, but he liked the way it sounded on her lips, the only ones he was ilsung to were ones he had grown up with really. People that knew the real him. He nodded at her words, he could tell she was hurt but he didn’t bring it up again, she was far too poised to complain about his brother especially when they both knew the decision had nothing to do with them, “your wedding was straight from a disney movie.” he agreed with her, she’d looked beautiful and it had been easily the wedding of the year, especially with two such high profile people finding love and marrying. He’d only been a teenager but he remembered it, and all the conflicting feelings he’d had, because on one hand his dad had already done this. He’d fallen in love and married a woman, and then… found something better? It had hurt heechul far more than it had hurt him, but it had left the older hak boy sitting alone a lot and contemplating al the feelings he had inside of him. He just didn’t understand. It didn’t make him hate his step-mother, though.
grinning at dutchie he gave her a shrug and an i don’t know what she’s talking about face before he laughed and looked back at the woman, “it’s actually a really great show, i’ve enjoyed it. I’m taking the winner to the wedding, with heechul’s blessing, but you know who is his maid of honour so i feel i may get heavily distracted from my date?” it was awful, he knew that, and he would be a good date to the person he took with him - it was just difficult to exist when avery was around and he didn’t want to keep his hands to himself.
Miranda only knew so much about the lives of her step-children. She knew that Prince was involved with a man whose name was Calvin and worked in a chop shop, he seemed kind and quite quirky--someone she had not pictured to steal the heart of Princeton Hak but he had. As for King, he was always single but his arms were covered in beautiful women. It was only recently she noticed that King was involved with someone but she hadn't seen pictures, just heard a name--Avery, her husband had told her. Miranda wondered if she was as beautiful or average. But it was King, just like the rest of the Hak men he probably had high standards when it came to dating. ❝I see you're letting yourself get wrapped around her finger--Oh Ilsung, ❞ Miranda was going to add more to her comment but felt like she didn't need to elaborate on the topic.
If he was anything like his father, he would offer so much love into one woman until another walked by. Granted, Miranda didn't picture her husband as the type to easily get bored and there was a crushing circumstance where the boys' family was separated because their father fancied her but it wasn't like she was purposely trying to sabotage it. To further justify her marriage, they had been married for a bit now and she didn't have plans for the marriage to end anytime soon. That was until she looked at her daughter and shifted her gaze to King. ❝Um--sorry I meant to say something else.❞ Another soft chortle as she bit down on her lip as placed her purse down and crossed her arms over her chest. Duchess looked more like King than she did of her husband's. It was odd, she could see it--other's would pass it off that she was a sibling and so it was plausible.
But the truth was, Miranda knew that Duchess wasn't a sibling. Not a small young girl whose father was a famous photographer and mother a beautiful Australian woman with European roots. This young child was a product of a time that Miranda lacked judgement. She abused a teenage boy and coerced him into doing things that should have placed her in a prison cell. From the moment she realized what she had done she couldn't erase it. A loyal pro-life supporter, she reluctantly and discreetly devised a plan to make it seem like her husband would be the supposed father. Duchess had gone and left, coming back out to model her clothes--sparkly and frilly. King would be a great dad, but Miranda knew that being honest in this time would merely ruin the fantasy the entire family had. ❝Dutchie! Mummy loves that dress so much! You look very cute.❞
he couldn’t commit to something like that, not yet, even though he wanted to, at times.
”hmm?” he watched the woman, completely unaware of the huge secret she’d been carrying. He’d kept one of his own, too, the one they shared since he was quite young. It wasn’t something he thought about overly much, it was easy to just put it at the back of his head as he drowned himself in work and women. It was harder to forget when he was with both his father and his step-mother, but his siblings helped diffuse any conflicting feelings he could potentially have. Kingston wanted to know what it was that the woman was going to say, but his sister with her deep dimples had returned and he grinned happily at her. The man loved his half-sister like she was his own child, he lived to spoil her and make her happy, ”you’re beautiful, I wish you could be my date for the wedding.”
giving the girl a wink, he excused himself and headed to the kitchen, opening the fridge and helping himself to a bottle of wine. pulling out two glasses, he raised one toward Miranda in a silent offer - did she want a drink too?
This would complicate things, the wine truthfully. ❝Dutchie honey? Could you do mummy a favour and please go put your pretty little things away in your room?❞ Miranda moved slowly towards the kitchen where her daughter lingered right next to her--brother. King was pouring wine and Duchess came over to her mother with almond-shaped hazel eyes and long dark hair. Her smile was luminous and her little features mimicked those of King's. Dimples, sharp eyes and full lips. Everything about Duchess was so closely related to King's--despite that supposedly being her brother. She looked more like King than she ever did Princeton. ❝Ilsung and I have to talk--I promise it won't be long baby.❞ A gentle kiss was placed on Duchess; head and her daughter tugged down on the sleeve of her dress, unintentionally exposing Miranda's shoulder. Her daughter was nine, but their affection was like a new mother and infant. They loved each other more than anything. Miranda thought about losing Duchess and the thought gutted her.
Duchess shortly left after laughing at her mummy's wardrobe malfunction and skipped off with her bags. Carrying them in both hands before running down the hall towards her rather large bedroom. Adjusting herself, Miranda placed her hands on the island counter-top. It was made of granite marble, with some polishing and sparkling gold, black and white glaze. Dipping her head towards the side she gingerly took off her earrings and watched her step-son. She had a choice to explain things before the wedding or after--or perhaps not at all. There wasn't a real reason to tell King that Duchess was more than just his sister. Every time she looked at the two of them she felt guilty. Duchess needed to know, her husband deserved to know--hell, even King should know what had become of her mistake when he was younger.
❝Let's do dinner after the wedding is over with. You and I.❞ She blurted out, watching him with pale blue eyes. ❝If you want to? I don't want to mess up your schedule sweetheart I know how busy you are--how's Tulip? Maybe we can schedule something? I just want to erm--well, spend some quality time with my favourite stepson.❞ The last part made her nervously chuckle, her laughter dying down as she pushed back blonde strands of hair. Her husband was going to divorce her, she knew it all too well. Maybe, just maybe she could keep quiet until Duchess is older?