Summary: There are a lot of ways to say something without actually saying it.
A/N: a little long. also if jim kirk called me starlight, i’d probably cry n profess my love right then and there. forgive any n all typos. enjoy it and lemme know what you think!
The absurdly bright lights lining the corridors of the Enterprise pricked your eyes— you were forced to squint as your legs carried you. The air pouring through the vents pinched any of your skin that remained unclothed. You flexed and contracted the oddly tired joints in your fingers— you could hear tiny pops and the soft sounds felt like battering rams against your eardrums.
You cursed yourself for two reasons: losing your left boot as the time-consuming search for it resulted in your inability to replicate a much needed mug of coffee, and drinking so much with Leonard the night before. While you accepted the former was entirely your doing, you split the blame on the latter— half of it was your fault, and half was Leonard’s. It’s those stupid puppy eyes, you told yourself.
You leant your shoulder against the transparent wall of the turbolift you solely occupied and crossed your arms over your chest. Your teeth were gritted— as if grinding your teeth to nubs would give you the day off and rid you of the heavy weight crushing your skull.
The doors slid open before your desired deck and you didn’t bother stifling a sigh that carried the weight of two starships. You dropped your gaze to glare at your scuffed boots rather than subject the new lift patron to your scowl and dagger eyes.
You lifted your head at the sound of his voice and met his eyes. You frowned immediately and nodded twice. “Bones and I had paperwork.”
“What would you say the ratio was this time?” he asked, his crossed arms rumpling the command gold fabric that was firmly stretched over his chest. He was smiling slightly in amusement as he took in your appearance— messy hair, half-zipped left boot, heavy lidded eyes.
You shrugged and eyed the ceramic mug in his hands. You could have moaned at the smell steaming out of it. “I’d say about two charts to one glass.”
“How many charts in total?”
“Fourteen each,” you winced at the revelation and took your eyes from Jim’s when the amusement painted his features red.
“Seven glasses of whiskey in one sitting,” he said with a laugh. “No wonder you look like that.”
You narrowed your eyes. “How dare you! I look adorable— like a celebrity running errands.”
“‘Cept you’re about to start an eight-hour shift.”
You sighed so your shoulders slumped. “My rough night’s turning into a rough morning— I didn’t even have time to replicate coffee because of my stupid missing boot.”
Jim glanced down at his mug and thrust it in your direction without thinking twice. “Take mine.”
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Every scene should include references to how your characters feel. The most exciting fight can seem bland without the anger and primal glee of the protagonist finally getting revenge. A winning goal without a sense of triumph is just a sphere hitting a net. The bigger the event, the more and bigger the emotions.
At the same time, however, you should avoid having characters spend paragraph after paragraph describing every nuance of their exact feelings. The goal is to get the reader to feel with the character and long emotional analyses are not themselves emotionally compelling. Worse, if you do this with a negative emotion, you run the risk of readers putting your story down because they don’t like reading about whiny characters.
You should also avoid showing an event and then methodically going through every character’s reaction. First of all, not every character is going to have an interesting reaction to every single thing that happens. Secondly, this separates the emotions from the event by only describing them afterwards. Last, you end up with paragraph after paragraph of emotional description with nothing happening, which is just as annoying when spread out over several characters as it is when only one character does it.
Emotions and scenes should be intertwined. Writing about one without the other makes your story less compelling.
Here a reading to guide you trought the event of net week (29/05 - 04/06)!
Beginning of the week: The Devil. Ouchies… putting aside that I have my informatics exam on Tuesday and this is screaming “FUCKING CHANGE THE DATE! YOU’RE SO NOT READY!”, this card is probably also screaming at some of you something along those lines. If you’re planning to do something important during the first part of the week, make sure you are well prepared and know what to expect, for example, if you want to pull a kamikaze on an exam, prepare for a possible failure and know that is okay, you don’t have to achieve everything on the first try, but do your best and gain experience that could help you in doing better next time!
Middle of the week: Six of Arrows. Well look at that! Maybe you didn’t goofed that much in the end! Maybe you did your best and you feel lighter now! Cheer up little pancake, you’re awesome! Keep up the good work and keep working hard! :D You are the shit! Some kind of victory or recognition awaits you these days and may influence that half disaster that might happen in the beginning of the week. Maybe you’ll try desperately to achieve something and at first it’ll be HELL, because you’re working so damn hard! Well maybe sometime passing through hell may bring some result on the final work.
End of the week: Ace of Swords. AND MAYBE IT’S TIME TO HAVE SOME INSPIRATION, AT LAST! A sudden light in the dark, like a flash of hope a realization might come your way. Is it that piece of plot that you need to finish your plotline? Is it that tutorial that finally teaches you how to draw hands without dying for once? Or is it the revelation of that super dramatic tv show that you were waiting for YEARS? I don’t know, but it’ll reach you soon enough! *w*
SPECIAL EVENT BONUS CAAAARD! Four of Cups. I mostly pulled this one to see what kind of death awaits me on Tuesday, but for you this can be about the out of order event that’ll happend this week. Well, okay, yes, I know, I understand… I might need to change the date of my exame, but I’m not going to, I’M GOING TO FAIL AND BE PROUD OF IT! I’m done with running away from responsability and even if this means going through hell and being super sad all week, I’ll accept it. This card invite me and you to maybe re-evaluate your choice and if you’re thinking about… I don’t know… calling your ex or something… FRIEND WHAT THE FUCK, NO! PUT DOWN THAT DAMN PHONE! YOU’RE STRONGER THAN THIS! AND I LOVE YOU SO DON’T YOU DARE DO THIS TO YOURSELF! But if this means withdraw from a situation that might pop your bubble, that might break you out of your confortzone, I say do it anyway! And I know, trust me! It’s easier said than done, but Love, do it ONLY IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT. If you feel like doing so won’t bring you any good, than wrap yourself in a blanket (AND SWEAT LIKE HELL IF IT’S HOT LIKE HERE) and watch some netflix or whatever makes you feel better, there’s no need to stress yourself if it’s not necessary! :3
With all of that said, I wish you all a wonderful week! Thanks a lot for reading all of this, I hope it was a little bit helpful. Wish you all the best! <3
Deck Used: Idiosyncradeck from @thecrackedamethyst (but it’s ot of production, so sorry for the decklust…)
“Can I help you Carisi?” Sonny had walked into Rafael’s
office without knocking and without being announced. The whole SVU squad tended
to do that but Sonny was the only one Rafael had given express permission to do
this. Rafael was sitting at his desk filling in some paperwork. “I thought we
were meeting for lunch in a couple of hours, couldn’t you wait?” Sonny closed
the door behind him and laughed lightly.
“I can never wait for you but that’s not why I’m here.” He took
off his coat, hung it up and went to sit down on the sofa. He gestured for
Rafael to join him. Rafael accepted the offer. They both sat facing each other as
close to each other as possible without actually sitting on each other’s lap.
Rafael rested a hand on Sonny’s knee. “I need a rain check, I’ve got to go
undercover this afternoon for a case.”