Question: What will Jemma’s working relationship with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new Director (played by Jason O’Mara) be like since her promotion, and how will that interfere with her romantic relationship with Fitz? — Brynna
Ausiello: As suggested in the season opener, Simmons is “kind of enjoying this new level of power, and having to kind of figure out what that means,” says Elizabeth Henstridge. “But I don’t know that she and the director are ‘buddies’ really.” And though the new gig eats into her time spent alongside Fitz, the twosome will be tested by their version of ordinary. “The cool thing is like we’ll have little tiffs, or we’ll have to get over certain things that reflect real life,” says Henstridge, “but it’s so heightened because it’s about LMDs, or saving the world, or ‘Who is this kid with the flaming skull?’ It’s based in reality, but we’re discussing topics that are just so crazy!”
—  TV LINE
Eddie Michaelson

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SCI-OPS

She was sitting on the couch, waiting for him to come home.  She was going to be cool, collected.  Mature.  But when Fitz walked through the door and immediately asked, “Is everything alright, Jemma?” she lost all control and burst into tears.

“Jemma?”  He sat down beside her and tried to wrap an arm over her shoulder.  Childishly, she pushed him away, recoiling from his touch.

You knew!

His face fell, confirming what had before only been a suspicion.  “Jemma…”

“I’ve been going around all week, making a complete and utter fool out of myself!”

“You didn’t do anything, Jemma.”

She jumped up from the couch, tears streaming down her face.  “You could have told me!  I could have nipped this whole thing in the bud if you had just told me!”

“It’s a silly little rumor, Jemma.”

“Don’t.”

“It is!  It just a silly little rumor Eddie Michaelson started because you got the promotion he wanted.”

Jemma crossed her arms over her chest.  “Has anyone ever questioned whether or not you’re qualified for any position you’ve ever gotten?  Any mark?  Has anyone ever question if you’re actually as smart as you seem to be?”

“We’re twenty-two, Jemma, and the youngest Academy graduates ever.  We’re bound to be questioned sometimes.”

“No.  You get questioned.  And I get rumors that I’m sleeping with my boss.”  She choked out a sob and hugged herself.

She could almost hear Fitz contemplating if it was best to comfort her or to leave her be.  But then he stood, padded over the carpet towards her, and wrapped his arms tightly around her.  “I’m sorry.”

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“No one believed it.”

“Enough people did to spread it!”

“Just to say something.  No one genuinely believes that you’re sleeping with Dr. March.  And even the ones who do don’t think it has anything to do with your promotion.”

“So if you thought it was so minor, why didn’t you tell me?”

Fitz squeezed her tight.  “I didn’t want to upset you,” he said quietly.

She pulled back.  “I don’t give a damn about the rumor, Fitz.  But I don’t need you to try and protect me from it.”

She sighed, went into her room, and shut the door.

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One awesome thing about this fandom is the love of cute little cottages. I can reblog a cute little cottage 😉 and I know at least one person looking at my dash is going to light up. We love cute little cottages and that is a beautiful thing.

Question: What will Jemma’s working relationship with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new Director (played by Jason O’Mara) be like since her promotion, and how will that interfere with her romantic relationship with Fitz? — Brynna

Ausiello: As suggested in the season opener, Simmons is “kind of enjoying this new level of power, and having to kind of figure out what that means,” says Elizabeth Henstridge. “But I don’t know that she and the director are ‘buddies’ really.” And though the new gig eats into her time spent alongside Fitz, the twosome will be tested by their version of ordinary. “The cool thing is like we’ll have little tiffs, or we’ll have to get over certain things that reflect real life,” says Henstridge, “but it’s so heightened because it’s about LMDs, or saving the world, or ‘Who is this kid with the flaming skull?’ It’s based in reality, but we’re discussing topics that are just so crazy!” (x)

Routine

This is for the first coda challenge but I’m not really sure if it’s in on time. 


Jemma, being absolutely bored out of her brain found herself studying the red brick wall that stood only meters in front of her. She found herself enthralled by the different shades of red laid out in a random pattern to form the structure.

Not so much enthralled, more like doing anything possible other than the reports that the director expected on his desk at nine a.m. the next morning. Don’t get her wrong, she loved doing reports just as much as the next person, but she loved spending time with her boyfriend slash best friend slash lab partner more. She had planned to watch the game with them, promising Fitz that she would come after bailing on him so often in the in the last couple weeks. But this morning, she had walked into the lab to find a stack of folders laid neatly on her pristine desk.

She had spent the last half an hour scrolling through her Instagram feed, smiling once again at the cute picture of her and Fitz snuggling together last night she had posted on Instagram that morning, but it only made her miss him more.

She only had one report left to full out, and she knew it would probably take less than an hour with her impressive work speeds, and in that time Fitz would have probably returned home with takeaways from his favourite diner and a movie he had borrowed of Radcliffe for them to spend the night watching, but she couldn’t bring herself to open the cover of the last folder.

She groaned one last time then pushed herself to do it, and she was right, it took less than an hour and she knew that Fitz was making his way through the base’s maze of halls this minute to join her in their shared bunk. When the door finally opened she let out a loud sigh of relief, sparking a small chuckle from Fitz.

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leave as though fire burns under your feet

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by anneweaver

He thinks of the plans he had already made, the speech he had already written, the life he had already pictured for them, and if he doesn’t get to have it after this mission, maybe for a moment before, he can.

If he’s going to die, he wants to have this.

Words: 1632, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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Stolen Moments

Rating: G

Post 4X01

Excerpt:

Jemma wasn’t sure how much time had passed since she had ordered them away, but it was enough for her to feel her own exhaustion start to weigh her down. She had already read the same paragraph four times without really taking in what it was saying and was wondering exactly how important these results were when she felt a pair of warm and familiar arms slide around her waist.

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It didn’t count as a lie, Jemma told herself firmly all the way home. She and Sylvia had been talking about the Czech situation; they were going home to dine with Fitz’s mother; they might go see a play this evening. Neglecting to tell Fitz that they intended to infiltrate Charles’s inner circle and possibly uncover a smuggling ring only kept him from being unnecessarily worried. Or, at least, worried. Whether or not it was unnecessary remained to be seen. It all depended on how convincing she and Sylvia managed to be tonight.

“For heaven’s sake,” Sylvia said, her usually even tone slightly jagged, “you’ll just wear what you normally do. It isn’t the French Revolution.”

“I don’t want to stand out,” Jemma protested. “Charles has to believe that I might be coming round to his way of thinking. Surely that requires a certain economy of dress.”

“So you’ll run out to the shops and buy something distinctly shabby?”

Stung by Sylvia’s sarcasm, Jemma refocused her attention on the road ahead. “Well, it certainly appears Charles did.”

“No, I rather think he carefully cultivated that.” Sighing, Sylvia smoothed out her skirt only to start pleating it the opposite direction. “Really, Jemma, we aren’t going to be saying much unless someone asks, and I doubt they will. They aren’t interested in Mark or in me. You might be a novelty, but you’re also a newcomer, and they won’t trust you.”

“I only want to be prepared.”

Sylvia stared unseeingly at the wide, wild sprawl of the Thames as they rushed along its edge. “I rather think there’s nothing that can quite prepare one for this sort of thing. It’s too far from the edge of reasonable experiences to allow one to plan for what might happen.”

Perhaps Sylvia made a fair point, but Jemma couldn’t help but allow her mind to tease out every possibility she could imagine. Far from confident in her ability to react well under pressure, she wanted to have a plan in place for every eventuality. This project occupied her well through the admittedly excellent dinner, leaving Sylvia and Jean to carry the conversation, and most of the way out to Golders Green, where Mark met them at the station with the air of a rat who had just snagged a particularly large bit of food from under his compatriot’s whiskers. Jemma accepted his offered arm, inwardly cringing but—she hoped—smiling gratefully.

“We’re so pleased you’ve come again, Mrs. Fitz-Simmons,” he said as they made their way through the dark streets. “We can always use members like yourself.”

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#chill levels in the negative digits 

Ok you know what pisses me off the most about the Agents of SHIELD fandom?

People who are wishing for it to be canceled.

And look, I’ve said the same thing about Arrow and I ignore it when people say it about my favorite shows, but let me tell you a little something.

Agents of SHIELD is the most diverse cast I’ve ever seen. Who is the biggest badass? A middle aged Asian woman. Who was her ex husband? A black man. Who is the young protagonist? Another Asian woman. Who is the big strong mechanic? Another black man. Who are the two Inhumans they recruit? A Colombian who had to learn English and a gay Latino man who frequently spoke Spanish with her.

There’s a lot more, but I think you get my point.

And who’s the main love story? Two white people who aren’t even American. I mean, hell, even their white people are diverse.

And some of you are mad about what happened with Ward and Lincoln, and some of you don’t like where this story is going, but this show has done so much for diversity. I hated how shows like Arrow can be considered diverse just because of one black person. No. Give me my Asians and Hispanics and gays and privileged people and people from the streets and people of all ages and people in interracial relationships.

As a comic book fan who has read Secret Warriors, I love Agents of SHIELD. There were admittedly some things they did I wouldn’t have agreed on, but it’s an interpretation of the story (an actual interpretation and not just shitting on the source material).

If you don’t like the show, fine. Don’t watch it. But don’t you dare call for its cancellation. People on this site are always calling for diversity, and if a show like this is cancelled, they won’t look straight at the story. They’ll look at the people representing it.