Cassie: Do you know what hurts the most about a broken heart? Not being able to remember how you felt before. Try and keep that feeling… because… if it goes… you’ll never get it back. Chris: What happens then? Cassie: Then you lay waste to the world. And everything in it.
Characters: Theo Raeken, Stiles Stilinski, Reader.
*REQUESTED FROM PROMPT LIST*
He’d done it again. Everyone hated him and you were left trying to play both sides. Theo meant well, he really did, he just wanted what he wanted and he’d do anything to get it. Most of the time people got hurt in the process, and he didn’t regret it until after he got what he needed.
This time he’d threatened Stiles. Stiles was your best friend, and your heart was broken that Theo didn’t even think about how you’d feel in that moment.
“Y/N, you really don’t have to say anything to him. It’s fine. I know he won’t actually do anything.”
“He does this constantly, Stiles. I feel like I can’t ever catch a break. He’s always making me pick and I’m sick of it.”
“I know I can’t talk you out of this…but don’t say anything you’ll regret later.” Stiles sighed as you jumped into your car.
You got to Theo’s and stormed inside. “Can you please tell me why the hell you threatened my best friend?”
Theo jumped at the volume of your voice, “What?”
“You told Stiles you’d kill him if he tried to stop you? Are you insane?”
“I didn’t mean it.” He shrugs.
“It doesn’t matter if you meant it or not. I thought we talked about this. You have to stop putting me in the middle.”
“I’m not putting you in the middle. You put yourself there!” He stands up.
“So, whenever you piss someone off, which is everyday by the way, I’m supposed to stop talking to my friends? Oh, maybe I’m supposed to stop talking to my maniacal boyfriend.”
“I’m not maniacal.” He snorted.
“Ummm…you kind of are. Seriously, babe. I can’t keep up with this anymore.”
“Okay. This is the last time. I’ll try to control my temper.” He hugs you, his arms around you making you feel ten times better.
“I should go, okay? Call me later.” You grab your things and head for the door.
“I love you.” He yells after you. You blow him a kiss in response and get in your car.
The next morning at school all of your are going over plans for the attack that evening. You were going to ambush the pack you were having problems with. You sat on Theo’s lap as Scott went over everything, the argument you’d had yesterday completely out of mind.
That evening you’d all prepped and you were waiting to attack when no one showed. Scott specifically said the pack met here every Thursday at nine, but no one came. Instead, it was Theo.
A smirk was plastered on his face as he shielded his eyes from Stiles’ headlights. “Sorry, they may or may not have received a tip.”
You slammed your hand down on the dashboard. “Are you kidding me?” You stuck your head out of Stiles’ Jeep and screamed at your boyfriend.
“I’m doing what’s in everyone’s best interest. You’ll lose to them. Trust me.”
“Are you out of your mind?”
“I told you we shouldn’t have let him know our plans.” You heard Stiles tell Scott.
You sighed and got out, approaching him angrily. “I thought you said you’d stop!”
“I did. I already had plans to do this though, so it didn’t count.”
“Do you know how many people are going to get killed this full moon because you tipped them off?”
“Four or five. No big deal.”
“What has gotten into you? You are not the same person I started dating.”
“I am. You just chose to only see the good in me.”
You sigh, your eyes starting to sting with tears, “I can’t keep fighting like this. We’re done, Theo.”
“Y/N, don’t say that. You don’t mean that.”
“I do. I’ve told you that I wouldn’t pick sides. I’m removing myself from the situation.”
You see his eyes flood with tears, “Really? Because it seems like you’re choosing them.”
“Theo, you’re getting out of hand. I thought that I was helping you, but you clearly don’t care about me. I can’t stay in this relationship with you.”
“Y/N, please…I need you.” He whispered.
“No. I’m done.”
“I can’t do this without you.”
“Do what? Ruin my relationships with other people? You seem to do that on your own just fine. You’re a toxic person, Theo Raeken. I hope you know that.” You turn on your heel, walking back to Stiles’ Jeep as fast as possible.
“Woah…” He looked over at you. You tried to wipe away your tears as they fell.
“I don’t want to talk about it.”
Theo’s waiting for you at the front door when you get home. How he got there so fast, you had no idea. You didn’t really care either. You told Stiles goodbye and headed for the door.
“Y/N, I’m sorry. I was only trying to protect you.”
“I wasn’t even going to fight. I was going to be lookout.”
“I know that, but you never know when someone could sneak up on you.”
You sigh, “Really?”
“You know I’ll always protect you no matter what…even if it kills me. All I was trying to do was keep my baby girl safe.”
You can’t help but give in to him. “You have to stop. I’m serious.”
“I will.” He kisses your forehead.
“Let me know before you ruin important plans, okay?”
He nods, “You know I already took care of the pack though, right.”
“Of course I know that. You aren’t that cold-hearted.”
I honestly think Skins 2x05, Chris’s episode, is the most quotable in the entire series. I mean think about it. All of these quotes are from the same episode:
“I’m a bit lost” - Chris
“Fuck it” - Chris
“Do you remember them coloring-in books from when you were little, Jose? I hated them. If I’m gonna do a picture of a house, I don’t want someone else telling me what it should look like, do you know what I mean?” - Chris
“Where are you staying?” “Oh, you know, nowhere” - Chris and Cassie
“Have you ever been in love? Do you want me to describe it to you? Do you remember when you rode with in the ambulance after I tried to kill myself? That’s what love feels like” - Cassie
“When you were young, did you ever read the Very Hungry Caterpillar? Aww it’s a classic. It’s about this caterpillar, yeah, and he basically eats a loud of stuff, and then he gets in a cocoon and becomes a butterfly. And after my brother died, my parents were just…. You know I’d get inside my duvet and I’d just read it over and over. And it made me think that, when I came out, I didn’t want to be different. I just wanted what was outside to be different.” - Chris
“Money - it’s just bits of paper, or numbers on a screen, innit really? But these walls, they exist. If you can imagine memories happening in them, then that’s real, innit? I just… I want you to imagine dying. Right, I know that it sounds weird, but just, right… you’re really old, and you’re in your bed, and you’re remembering your life - your daughter’s first birthday, shagging on a Sunday afternoon, just getting up in the garden with the kids! When you do that, is this the house that you see in all those memories? Because if it is, then a few bits of paper here or there don’t really seem to matter.” - Chris
“I’m thinking of leaving school, growing a beard, and joining the circus” - Cassie
“Oh, wow, but… fuck you” - Cassie
“That’s people. We arrive, consume what we can, and then leave. Like locusts.” - Cassie
“You know what hurts the most about a broken heart? Not being able to remember how you felt before. Try and keep that feeling because, if it goes, you’ll never get it back. Then you lie waste to the world - and everything in it.” - Cassie
“I had everything I wanted - I lost it all. Hurts like fuck. But Chris, I’m going to get it all back, piece by piece. What else is there?” - Tony
“It’s kind of easy when you got nothing because nothing can’t be taken away from you. But I don’t want nothing anymore.” - Chris
“Are you the only person in the world that’s been let down? The only one that’s been hurt? Abandoned? Are you? So what gives you the right to act like you are?” - Jal
“Yeah, let’s do that! Let’s build something and we’ll tear it down.” - Jal
“You’re an empty, poisonous smile.” - Jal
“I was perfectly happy killing myself, right? But then you asked me to try. And for the first time in my life, it felt like someone actually gave a shit, and that that person was worth trying for. And, now, I’d fucking, I’d make the world record’s biggest sandwich if you asked me to! I’d kick old grannies in the tits, I’d fill the rivers with Panda Pops! I’d… I fucked up big time. I’m more than sorry. I love you Jal. You’re my whole world.” - Chris
This, and so much more great dialogue, happens in one forty minute episode and that is why I love Skins.
These are some that came to mind, but it’s not an exhaustive list:
Tony in 105: Change. It’s a wonderful thing. Look, you know how subatomic particles don’t obey physical laws? They act according to chance, chaos, coincidence. They run into each other in the middle of the universe somewhere and bang! Energy! We’re the same as that. That’s the great thing about the universe: unpredictable. That’s why it’s so much fun.
Cassie: Do you know what hurts most about a broken heart? Not being able to remember how you felt before… try and keep that feeling, because… if it goes… you’ll never get it back Chris Miles: What happens then? Cassie: You lay waste to the world… and everything in it.
Chris Miles: I don’t know what I’m meant to say. I was perfectly happy killing myself, but then you asked me to try. And for the first time in my life it felt like someone actually gave a shit, and that that person was worth trying for. And… and now… I’d make the world record biggest sandwich if you asked me to. I’d kick old grannies in the tits. I’d fill the rivers with Panda Pops. I fucked up big time. I’m more than sorry. I love you Jal. You’re my whole world.
Jal: I’ve been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today. The advice he’d give me. Which would be something like, “You know what, babe, “fuck it. “These guys know all about me. Tell them about someone different.” So I thought I’d say something about a hero of Chris’s. A man called Captain Joe Kittinger. In 1960, climbing into a foil balloon, Captain Joe ascended 32 kilometres into the stratosphere. And then, armed only with a parachute, he jumped out. He fell for four minutes and 36 seconds, reaching 714mph before opening his parachute five kilometres above the Earth. It had never been done before and has never been done since. He did it just because he could …and that’s why Chris loved him. Because the thing about Chris was he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. He was the bravest boy… man I knew. And that was… He slung himself out of a foil balloon every day. Because he could. Because he was. And that’s why… And that’s why… we… we loved him.
Katie: "I’m Katie fucking Fitch, who the fuck are you?
Rich: So maybe stories are just stories. Or maybe, we can make our life a story.
Emily: What do you do if someone you love lets you down? Really fucks you over. Thomas: You must try to stop loving them. Emily: And, is that possible? Thomas: No. I don’t think so.