Reassurance (Ikarishipping drabble)

(hi i’m at work, have some unplanned writing. i’m really high on ikarishipping atm)

After a few years, it still all seemed unnatural to her. The idea of what they were and how they came to be this way was something she never would have expected, not by a long shot. Was it some power of the cosmos? The stars shifted into place to create an anomaly in balance of human composition? It was odd.

               “We’ve been doing this for a while now.” Paul commented. He was merely answering her question beforehand. She had asked him why he chose to stay this way, ‘With her’, as she put it.  It wasn’t the answer she was looking for—hardly. No surprises though. Paul had always been a curt, to-the-point person…except when it involved his own feelings.

               “I know,” Dawn replied, sipping from her mug. Dawn decided they talk somewhere quiet, but she didn’t want to be confined in their bedroom. Paul was confused, but didn’t argue, and followed her to a café a few blocks from their building. “I just…never asked you before. It’s always been in the back of my mind.”

               “Are you unhappy?” He asked, leaning back in his chair. Dawn shook her head. She wasn’t unhappy, not even close. Sure, they’ve had rough patches, the occasional spat here and there…but nothing worth being unhappy about. Dawn and Paul were completely different people in almost every regard, but they had a great respect for each other and those differences.

               “I think,” Dawn pursed her lips, trying to word what she wanted to say. “I’m more transparent than you, so I know it’s more obvious to you how I’m feeling—how I felt—before this.” She paused, staring down at her tea. She wrapped her hands around it and felt its warmth. “You, on the other hand, have not. Not that it’s bad, don’t get me wrong, I just can’t understand why YOU of all people—out of us two, specifically—made the decision to start this.”

               Paul sat up in his chair, his face like stone. Dawn knew by know that that was his ‘thinking’ face. Which was usually the expression plastered on his face most of the time. He was always in thought, never out in the open for anyone to see. Occasionally Dawn saw more than this, she had a feeling she was of the very few that have ever witnessed other parts of Paul.

               “Sorry to pick your brain like this.” Dawn smiled. She understood how hard it was for him to convey feeling. Until she really got to know him, she figured he was a robot of some kind. Paul had fans, being one of the better known trainers in Sinnoh for his abilities, but the guy had the charisma of a cardboard box. He was a hard one to crack; Dawn wasn’t so sure she even made a dent yet.

               “I don’t know.” He said finally.


               “My answer. I don’t know why.”

               “You have no idea why you wanted to date me.” Dawn quirked her brow. “Nothing? No reason at all?”

               “Do I need a reason?” Paul shared eye contact with her. Dawn tucked a piece of hair behind her ear and averted her gaze.

               “I-I mean…I guess not…” But Dawn knew why she wanted to be with him. Something about his aura…being around him made her feel motivated. He always had his way of doing things, but his nose was always to the grindstone. He never stopped reaching for what he wanted; it radiated confidence, thus, growing some confidence within her. He was always there to snap her out of funk. He was never a talker, but always listened. A few moments passed and Paul let out a defeated sigh.

               “You stabilize me.” He admitted. Dawn shot him a look of concern. She wasn’t entirely sure what he meant by that. It almost sounded unhealthy. “You’re there. It keeps me calm. Something like that.” Paul said rather quickly.

               “Oh.” Dawn was surprised. Not really what she expected, but it was an answer. A Paul answer. She smiled, reaching his hand that rested upon the table. “Thanks.”

               “No problem.” He conceded. “Is that all you wanted?”

               “Yes,” Dawn said softly, “Just wanted some reassurance, that’s all.”

               “I thought there was ‘No need to worry’.” Dawn let out a small laugh at his comment. Maybe she was looking too far into something that wasn’t there. What she was worried about would never truly have a concrete answer, just because she was with Paul didn’t make any difference. Sometimes emotions cannot be explained, they’re just another unexplained force in this world. Paul was here, and from what she saw, he was here to stay. He always came back after months of travel, even without a single word spoken in that time. Things were okay, they’ve always been.

               “No need to worry.” She repeated after him. There was a small tug of a smile on Paul’s face.  His free hand fiddled with the small box inside his pocket, opening and closing it with his forefinger and thumb. He was slightly nervous about his decision beforehand, but felt confident in it now.  Dawn had a way of making things clear to him, even if she didn’t try.

               “Do you want to head home?” He asked, wanting to do the deed in private. Dawn rubbed her thumb over his fingers gently.

               “Sure.” She agreed, taking him by hand.

Calming Him Down (Paul Lahote)

Based off a Twilight Imagine by vividimagines

Calming Him Down
Twilight | Paul Lahote | SFW + Kissing | Female Reader

It was almost becoming a game between the two of you. With how fast Paul could lose his temper it may have well have been considering the amount of times you’d tried to intervene. Sam had advised you against such involvements but you couldn’t see any improvement happening on its own. Paul had waved you off in the beginning as well fearing he could hurt you accidentally while phasing; something Sam and Emily’s past had taught you both was a high possibility if given the chance. You, however, weren’t afraid of him, well maybe a little in this context at least, and overall wanted to help.

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Titus 2:11-15 (NIV )

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.




Hanw, I love Paulie.