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This is pre-friendship, but I have a season-1-inspired friendship story here.
Warning: PwP (Parker without Plot) ahead
…And Icebergs In My Pond
Parker’s like a three-dimensional octagon; eight sides with eight sharp angles, doubled, so there’s sixteen different facets and sixteen ninety-degree positions. She’s not perfectly square or quite circular, and she’s actually quite skewed, and actually she shouldn’t be, because right angles can’t be skewy, but it’s Parker, so all the rules are changed. At least, that’s what she tells Eliot.
He just shakes his head at her and mutters something about crazy bags, and she’s not listening anymore, because she’s too busy trying to twist her body into the shape of an octagon.
When she succeeds, she grins at Eliot, who raises his brows and says, “There’s something wrong with you…”
And she doesn’t bother to point out that he said that earlier that morning, passing it off as a normal person thing and filing Eliot away amongst the list of mean men in her life, like her father and every foster parent since him except for that one junkyard owner who was too busy muttering about aliens and invasions to ever be home to tinker with the stove and make it work and cook food for her.
Of course, Eliot’s not as bad as some of the men; he just tends to say not-nice things, so she doesn’t think too much about it.
“Nope,” she huffs, pulling herself back into an upright position, “Nothing wrong there.” She grins as she shrugs her shoulders, referencing her body’s flexibility.
There’s the swoosh-crackle-glug-glug-glug sound of a soda bottle slipping from clumsy fingers and hitting the ground, and looking over, sure enough, Hardison’s lost his orange squeeze all over the rug.
“Dang it! I just- I can’t- you just…ignore…I got…” Hardison’s clearly flustered by his gracelessness, ducking his head as he frantically reaches to save some soda.
Eliot walks off with an eye roll and mutters about how he never should’ve taken this gig because he has every reason to work alone right there in front of him.
“Bye,” she chirrups brightly.
Eliot’s the iceberg, Parker decides. She’s scared of him, because icebergs sink the unsinkable, but icebergs are also pretty, and she kind of wants to see one someday. All of their secrets are underneath the surface, and that makes them kind of like her, because she’s just fine above the water, but the bulk of her is drowning beneath.
But if the scary guy is the iceberg, does that mean she’s the Titanic, and he’s going to bring her down?
She’s the water, she decides. She’s clearly the winner in that equation, because she’s everywhere, inescapable, and a force to not be reckoned with, in any case.
Icebergs can’t sink water.
Icebergs are also not what they appear to be, and hey, Eliot’s dangerous and not to be trusted, but he hasn’t killed anyone yet and that has to count for something, she supposes.
She’s the water, not the Titanic, so she supposes she can put up with the iceberg a little longer.
Maybe he’ll just melt and she can poke ripples in his water.
Or maybe he’ll be oil, and they won’t mix, but it won’t matter because ripples or explosive material, this gig’s going to be over soon, and she’ll have her money and he can be all iceberg in someone else’s pond.
can you rec any good in character fics?
OH hell yeah. But I warn you, I tend to read Eliot and Hardison and Parker fic- not much Sophie or Nate. And even then its just mostly Eliot. I’ve got fanfiction recs up on my blog here they’re sorted into pairings/character centric/aus/and other categories for your convenience ;). And then more here on my fanfiction page.
The best ones for character centric reading, in my humble opinion, are as follows:
Lessons in Being a Man
Ten Things Hardison Knows For Sure
Five for Five
And I cant get over Your Happy Place I about piss myself laughin’ every time. The situation is hilarious in itself but the character voices are all spot on as well so its kinda perfect.
Oh and Self-defense by Eliot Spencer is pretty great.
Anybody else got recs? I would love to read something new.
73. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of me?
Yes, actually! My mom left me a message on a pink sticky-note.
74. Favourite animal?
Wooooooooolves always and forever.
75. What was I doing last night at midnight?
Holding myself and crying about the Leverage season 5 finale because ooooohhhh goooddddd that’s not going to go away anytime soon.
76. What do I think Satan’s last name is?
Jones. Satan Jones.
77. What’s a song that always makes me happy when I hear it?
Okay this is really cliched and overdone but “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey NEVER CEASES TO BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE.
78. How can you win my heart?
Show up at my door with pizza, beer, a big cuddly dog, comfy slippers, oh and be this guy
79. What would I want to be written on my tombstone?
“She died the way she lived; on the couch in her underwear, littered with Doritos and screaming about <insert list of fandoms here>.”
80. What is my favourite word?
Cuisse. French for ‘thigh’. It is just so satisfying to say. SAY IT NOW. Aloud. To yourself. ‘Kweese’. ‘Kweese’. SEE WHAT DID I TELL YOU.
81. My top 5 blogs on Tumblr?
OH LORDY LORDY THIS IS TOUGH THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD ONES UUUGH. Okay here goes (in no particular order because seriously how do I even begin choosing): enjorleesi, wargs-in-winter, andreaharrison, trishydelight, and gagewhitney and xalter-ego and eatallthecheese OKAY I KNOW I’M CHEATING BUT I SERIOUSLY CAN’T CHOOSE ONLY FIVE I’M SORRY.
if I was dating you: we would SPN everything. like i'm talking you come home and find me in a ring of salt because i heard a scary noise. we'd also sit on the couch and read all of the Sterek fic together. we'd probably argue a lot about football (Steelers fan) but that's okay. i'd spoil you with anything fandom that you wanted. and play a TW drinking game, take a drink anytime Derek gives an annoyed sigh. and cuddle a lot, i'm big on cuddling. so basically watch all of the shows & cuddle a lot.
YES. All of this.
trishydelight replied to your post: so my stepdad found out this show had 42 episodes…
HEY, DON’T YOU TYPE THAT SASS AT ME. I can appreciate the shorter series but sometimes it’s like, JUST TELL ME MORE OF MY BABIES. I WANT TO SEE THEM INTERACT. I NEED MORE. isn’t there any us show you like, like /really/ like? and tricia* :p
Haha I know I have these feels, but maybe i’m used to it, or more okay with it?
yes of course there is (Buffy being a huge one), Angel, Warehouse 13, new girl, friends etc my family on the other-hand don’t because they are all so long hahaha?
they do like new girl and friends though, but each episode is only like 20 minutes so it balances also they are funny and don’t have super super long plot-lines
so my stepdad found out this show had 42 episodes (2 seasons) and he was pretty much like ain’t no body got time for that and switched it off.
british people don’t like long seasons
he was like ‘jesus this plot is taking forever i am so bored already this is exactly like lost too bloody long to get to the piont’
this is why our series’ are often so short
this is why
YOU HEAR THAT TRISH
I am working on those prompts you guys have sent in! They are all of them fantastic! A few required some in-depth work in the way of research and planning out, just because I want to do these characters justice — and give your prompts the kind of thought they deserve!
It’s been a few days, but I promise, those fills are forthcoming!
TAG. YOU'RE IT. The rules are to state 10 random facts about yourself. Then, go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them they're it. :)
aww! your blog is one of my faves!
alright here’s ten random facts about me:
6, 9 and 16!
6. Favorite Band
oh god how do I even choose… I really love imagine dragons and florence + the machine
9. Tattoos I want
I really want to get a tribal tattoo like I don’t even care what it’s of I just really like the style. Maybe an owl or something:
16. Favorite movie
I have way too many favorite movies oh man I really liked les mis and the avengers was the best but I can’t really choose I like everything I see