and distance leaves a bitter taste

Saving Throw


Rating: T

Summary: Ford struggles with his mistakes, what ifs and what could have beens. But luckily he has someone to remind him that accidents happen and things work out in the end. (Set around D,D&MD)

AN: Present for @lockholmes​. It took me a while but it’s finally here ^o^ I hope you like it ♥

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hey, that’s no way to say goodbye (lucas/maya)

can i just like,, apologize in advance for this. it made me sad too. but oh well, hope you dig. also listen to this song!! lianne la havas’ version is amazing but leonard cohen is a god so do what you want! okay sorry.

summary: “so let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie. your eyes are soft with sorrow. hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.” or lucas, after maya, remembering everything that came before.

word count: 1509

The hardest thing was waking up without her, Lucas thought. Her sleepy eyes blinked open, slowly and she smiled, drowsily, wrinkled her nose at him. She laughed and made fun of him for watching him. He would lean over and kiss her, and her lips would come to life against his. It would start as lazy, little pecks and then grow deeper, so deep that he thought they might sink into each other. And then she’d pull away and fall back onto the pillow and with sleep still in them, she smiled with her eyes again, and everything would be quiet and still and perfect for a moment.

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anonymous asked:

I know there are a lot of these lol but could you do a hartwin slow dance ficlet?

(for anyone wondering, the song is called Coming Home by Leon Bridges. I recommend listening while reading.)

Baby, baby, babe, I’m coming home to your tender sweet loving. You’re my one and only.

“You want me to what?” “I want you to stop being a little brat and dance with me.” Eggsy has enough retorts in mind, but Harry has his faux-severe expression on, and he does look tempting when he’s got his sleeves rolled up. He pretends to be disgruntled when he takes Harry’s hand and lets himself get pulled to his feet.

The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. You’re the only one that I want. I wanna be around.

Harry dances like the old git he is, one hand placed precisely at the small of Eggsy’s back, the other, you guessed it, holding Eggsy’s palm at a ninety degree angle. Even at this respectable distance, Eggsy can smell the gunpowder and sweat on his man.

Baby, how I’d be grieving if you wanted to leave me all alone now, by myself, I don’t want nobody else.

The situation is, mildly put, overwhelming. It’s easy to forget how much larger than him Harry is when he’s sat across from him at a desk. It was impossible to ignore now, how his hand can engulf Eggsy’s, how his shoulders are at the height of Eggsy’s jaw, how he has to bend in order to lean his forehead down on Eggsy’s.

Harry’s shirt gets creased under a tight grip. Neither of them can bring up any tendency to care.

I need you, baby. I need your loving, darling. Wanna hold you close.

The music ends, and there’s but the creaking of the floorboards and Harry’s rhythmic breathing left to lead them. Eggsy feels like history’s most peaceful combustion.

With his eyes closed, he can sense the pattern of breath on his face change, and it signals Harry’s words. 

“You’re a terrible dancer.”

Eggsy doesn’t mind it, because he can hear the smile in Harry’s voice, and because there’s enough time to learn.

Not Like The Others//Jackson Wang

Originally posted by jacksonscarol

Pairing: Jackson x Reader

Genre: Angst, Fluff

Summary: You weren’t sure what you had with Jackson was real or not.

Author’s Note: I’m so happy I’m doing requests, and getting requests for the lovely Jackson! Enjoy the read~

xoxo Sara

You had fallen for him. You had no idea how, no idea when, but you fell for him hard. But, did he feel the same for you?

You sat at the table in the coffee shop, continuously checking your watch to see if any time had gone by since you had last checked it, or if you were just checking it every second because of the fact that he was already late.

Figures, you sighed, leaning your cheek on your hand as you scrolled through your phone, even just waiting for a simple message from him would do, Late as always.

He had always made you feel special, almost as if you were the only girl in the world. There had been times where he had made you feel comfortable, even in the most awkward situations. There were times alone, where he would slightly overstep the boundary of friendship; holding your hand, pulling you by your waist, giving you soft pecks on the forehead, and all of these things never failed to make your heart flutter. But, you weren’t sure if you were the only girl he was doing this for.

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lookashiny  asked:

Babe/Roe, 9

Gene is there. He’s always there.

When Babe is unkind to him, snapping at all of his eccentricities and mocking them to others after he’s left, Gene is there with confused, slightly hurt, but unwavering dedication to his well-being.

When Babe tries to cut himself off from everyone, his light dimmed almost to nothing, his laugh silenced, his cheerful voice trapped behind a guilty frown, Gene is there - but at a respectful distance, even with concern etched all over his face.

When Babe needs to break down at last, Gene is there with something sweet and comforting for his taste buds, a reminder of childhood and freedom and innocence and joy and home, and with the silence he needs to make room in the tense air between the three of them for all his bitter confessions, and with the warmth of his body to balance out Ralph’s soft, just as soothing warmth on his other side so that Babe can finally rest.

When Babe sees Gene fading, fading, leaving them in spirit and mind before he has in body, and he thinks no, please no, because he can’t do this without Gene’s presence any more, if he ever could, so he reaches and grasps and clutches and pleads however he can, Gene is there (still, or again) just when Babe thinks he’s truly disappeared.

When Babe feels as though nothing will ever lift his spirits to the point where he can smile and laugh again, not furious or afraid or grieving but simply too exhausted to be anything but irritable and short with everyone, Gene is there with his sweetly confused face and eccentricities, all of which are suddenly more endearing than anything Babe’s ever seen, and he smiles, and laughs, and once again feels warm inside.

When Babe returns from a patrol that wasn’t necessary, wasn’t worth the risk, and showed no respect for them as living, breathing people rather than extensions of their weapons, a patrol in which they lost one of those living, breathing people in perhaps the most bitterly meaningless way possible, Gene is there to fight for the boy’s life with all the desperate valor the men of Easy Company have come to know so well, and not a soul in the room could name him responsible when his attempts don’t succeed.

And Gene is still there when Babe thinks he’s finally found a corner of Haguenau remote enough to allow him a few moments of solitary grief, he’s there as if drawn by a silent call and Babe realizes he doesn’t want to go through any of this process alone, not once he’s wrapped up in Gene’s gentle but firm embrace.

And he doesn’t have to, because of course, Gene is there.

“I love you,” he says softly, without any real intent or expectation behind it, just stating a fact that Gene deserves to know. Gene tilts his head so that their cheeks are pressed together, clammy and dirty but still warm once they make contact; Babe can feel Gene’s cheek shift against his as he smiles.

Gene doesn’t need to say anything in return. He’s been saying it all along, maybe just waiting for Babe to catch up and happy that, at last, Babe is there.

here comes morning

we didn’t get an ending supercorp scene so- sorry idek what this is

Considering what just happened, the city seems strangely quiet.

There’s a hush, even as people mill about the street and cars go by. Lena leans back her head, squints up at the sky and she can barely see what’s left of the useless virus, a slight orange hue when the lights catch it just right.

She doesn’t know what she’s to do back at L-Corp. Her lobby is a mess and people are scared and it’s all because of her mother.

(Sometimes the word gets stuck in her throat, lodged between her head and her heart, because she wants so badly for it to be true, but then she will tell her things like I love you, holding out her hand not for Lena to take but for her to give, always giving something for nothing but false words in return.)

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viictoireweasley  asked:

Spencer/Caleb in Capitol Hill before Spencer gets Ali's letter

This was so much fun to write. I’ve completed my descent into shipping trash. 

They’re balancing boxes of Chinese takeout between them, and Spencer’s regaling Caleb with the story of some intern in some politician’s office somewhere who’s got on her last nerve, and Caleb’s trying his hardest not to drop any food because her irritation lends itself to a seriously great impression of her newfound ‘arch-enemy’ and it’s hilarious.

“Stop laughing at me!” she scolds, but it holds no heat because after weeks and weeks of caffeine fueled late nights, it’s feels so good to look up from a phone and see a friendly face. Caleb’s promise of a Game of Thrones marathon and a night where she didn’t go cross-eyed reading proposal drafts had been the light at the end of a very long tunnel and she’d forgotten what it felt like to laugh.

They manage to maneuver themselves into Spencer’s building and since Caleb is still laughing at her expense, she feels no remorse dumping her half of the takeout in his arms while she fishes through her purse for the small key to her mailbox.

“Anytime now Hastings,” he calls from behind the armful of styrofoam, and misses Spencer’s smirk as she pulls out her mail, locks the box and strides right past him.

“This is why Laurel doesn’t like you,” he mutters when he catches up to her in the elevator.

“Her name’s Lauren, and do not get me started again or I’ll be thinking of her while watching Game of Thrones and end up thinking up ways to poison her kale smoothies.”

“You wouldn’t go for the smoothie, that’s way too obvious.”

“Protein bar?”

“Much better.”

By the time they reach her door she’s gotten it out of her system and smiling widely because a night of takeout and bingewatching is the best way to destress, and if Caleb’s with her, then even better. He’s still in New York, technically, but he’s been picking up contracts in Washington pretty frequently, and Spencer gets to see him at least a few times a month. She’s never told him, but every time he visits she looks forward to seeing him more and more.

(Every time he leaves, she’s a little sadder.)

“So how long are you staying?” she asked, kicking off her heels.

“I’m in for five more days, then back to New York,” he replied, grabbing some plates from a cupboard, moving around her kitchen with familiar ease.

“And the constant flying isn’t getting on your nerves?” Her tone is light, but Caleb has known Spencer long enough to be able to tell when she’s hinting at something.

“Spence…” He trails off, eyebrow raised, and she can’t hold in her grin.

“Look, I saw you talking to my boss earlier,” she confessed, “and she seemed pretty impressed with you.”

“We were just making small-talk because some people take forever to finish phone calls.”

Spencer rolled her eyes artfully, “Don’t deflect, you looked interested!”

There’s no use denying it, she’ll only needle him for ages. “I was interested, you guys are doing good work.”

That’s not exactly what she expected to hear, though Spencer can’t really pinpoint what it was she wanted to hear in the first place. She deflates, just a little, and out of the corner of his eye, Caleb notices.

“And maybe she hinted that there could be a spot for me there.”

Spencer can’t help the wide smile that breaks out on her face, and before she even knows details she’s imagining what it would be like to have Caleb in the same city as her all the time, to talk with, to laugh with, to bitch about coworkers and watch her favourite shows and-

Her mind works so fast that for just a second it crosses a line, a line she swore she would never cross. She made that promise to herself in a park on the other side of the ocean while watching a sunrise and it was hard then but it’s gotten even more difficult since. Still, she holds on.

“So when do you start?”

“Relax Spence, she didn’t even offer me an actual job,” Caleb laughs, but even he can’t hold back his excitement.

“If Rebecca said there’s a spot then trust me, she’ll give you the job,” Spencer replies, still grinning widely as she flipped through the stack of mail in her hands. Her hands stilled at a light blue envelope.

“Don’t sound too excited, I’m going to have to find a place here which means I might have to crash on your couch for a couple of weeks,” Caleb called over his shoulder as he got to the task of dividing all the food. It wouldn’t be the first time he crashed at her place, and though he gets a hotel room every time he’s in DC for a short time, he definitely wouldn’t mind imposing on her if she let him. They were easy and comfortable together, he knew to start a full pot of coffee first thing and she ate the toast he inevitably burned.

Yeah, this could work.

It could work so well that a full five minutes passes while Caleb lets his imagination run away from him. It’s only when the food is fully plated just the way they like it (he gets the extra spring roll, she gets the extra dumpling) that he realizes Spencer has been completely quiet for a while.

“Spence? Something wrong?” He turns to find her and she’s still standing there, but her hands are clutching a piece of paper, knuckles white, and she looks like she’s a million miles away.

“Spencer?” Caleb’s seriously worried now, she’s never this silent. For a wild moment he wonders if it’s her mother’s health, or her parents finally settling the divorce, and his hearts thuds in his chest the longer she remains quiet. Finally, she looks up.

“It’s from Alison.”

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Not much to talk about here, really. I…am not even really sure where this came from. I was lying in bed and right before I shut my eyes I thought up a few lines of this. Mostly the lines the Reader character said echoed in my head and I had to write it. But as I wrote out just a few lines, I knew I had to write this out fully. So it’s 12AM now ; 3; Hopefully I’ll get at least 3 hours of sleep OTL I hope you enjoy though? It’s kind of…interesting…I really like it. But as the person who wrote it, my opinion is rather biased.

[I apologize for any errors D: My brain isn’t fully working at this hour of the day. I’ll check again tomorrow when I’m more lucid. Ugh.]


He thought you looked lonely. You sat by yourself and stared out the window without saying anything.

Some days you didn’t drink anything.

You would give him your usual order and then you’d let it sit on the surface of the table. Untouched. You’d let it get cold and then you’d gather you things and leave.

Every time he’d go and clear your table. He’d glance down at the cup. Maybe it wasn’t to your liking. Maybe it was too sweet. Too bitter. Too unsuited to your tastes.

He couldn’t bring himself to ask you either.

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Day 3 Prompt: Broken Wings

[for @rocketangelweek]

Summary: Fareeha loses her wings, her career, and her mother all in the span of a month. In the midst of the chaos that is the Overwatch UN inquiry, Angela is the only one to notice.

Notes: Hey remember that time that Blizzard told us that all of Fareeha’s limbs were real and not artificial? Yeah, me neither. Let’s get to it. (Written with this track on repeat, pretty much)

Everything that happened after the explosion was a blur.

As textbook as it may have sounded, Fareeha couldn’t distinguish one moment from the next for what seemed like ages. She remembered throwing herself across the transport vehicle as soon as the word “explosives” had been shouted, shoulder braced to ram open the rear door. She remembered barking orders, taking hold of any man near her as best she could before she careened into the wall of the swerving truck instead. She remembered seeing fire erupt from the front of the vehicle.

The world went dark immediately after, only coming to light once more when her body made a jarring impact with the sand. Hell itself soon followed.

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I don't believe
the things I say
about us when I’m drunk
and distance leaves
a bitter taste
when you’re gone,
when you’re gone

twelfthprince  asked:

finnpoe, 31!

the way you said “i love you” + in awe, the first time you realized it

send me ships + numbers!

Finn finds that people expect him to be less well-adjusted than he is. Around the Resistance base they hear Stormtrooper and let their eyes grow cold, as if they sense hardness in him and want to match it. 

They learn quick enough. Finn likes to make them laugh in the mess hall, see their faces light up in surprise, see the surprise turn to something like friendliness. He heals from his wounds and starts training alongside the rebel fighters, sees every high-five he receives as a minor victory, and feels a sense of inclusion more organic and more homey than he ever found among the Stormtroopers.

The First Order took his family and his childhood, but they did not take his heart.

Sometimes it brings Finn out to the landing platform as the sun sets, steaming cups of tea in his hands that keep the evening chill away. He watches the X-wings land, smiles fondly when he sees Rey and Jessika whooping excitedly over a new maneuver they perfected, their heads close and grins wide. Rey waves at Finn as she passes, tells him she’ll see him at breakfast.

Then he hears a familiar beep, and turns quickly. Even BB-8′s warmed to him now, rolling on ahead of Poe.

“Good to see you back,” Finn says as the two of them approach. “Oh, Poe Dameron, you’re here too.”

“Ha ha,” Poe says, a real laugh hidden in the sarcasm, and BB-8 chirps a greeting before continuing inside to recharge. “That for me?”

He points to the tea, and Finn hands him one of the cups.

Poe goes to take a sip, and Finn takes him in. Poe is the only one without atrocious helmet hair, and Finn wants to blame the dark side of the Force.

Poe winces when the tea hits his lips.

“This is,” he says. “Um.”

“Disgusting, huh?” Finn says. He takes a drink himself, tastes bitter lumps. “I’m pretty sure someone mixed up Wookiee hair with the bag of leaves.”

Poe laughs, keeps drinking anyway.

“You want to go in?” Finn asks.

The trees in the distance are nearly black, reds and purples on top. There’s still light, but Finn can see the stars. 

“Not yet,” Poe says, and he smiles at Finn. “It’s nice out here.”

The First Order did not take Finn’s heart, and so he knows what’s welling up in his chest, nervous and sure and warm. Finn also knows they’re in a war. There’s no time or use for secrets, nothing to hide.

“I love you,” Finn says. It sounds like an observation, like an interesting cloud has passed in the sky, but Poe’s eyes widen, and he knows it’s more.

It’s only a few seconds before Poe responds, but it feels like more.

“I love you,” Poe says, and his smile warms his eyes. “Terrible tea and all.”

Finn snorts, gives Poe’s arm a small shove but ends up holding onto the sleeve of his pilot jacket, drawing closer as inconspicuously as possible. Poe puts an arm around his shoulders and Finn relaxes against his side. They stay there as the sky grows dark, cups of terrible tea cooling in their hands.


And distance leaves a bitter taste When you’re gone, when you’re gone

Same for me

TITLE: Same for me


AUTHOR : tomcuddlesfic

WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: AU TOM. Architect Tom / Nerdy Tom

GENRE: fluff / romance /

FIC SUMMARY: Tom misses his opportunity of asking Marie out.


AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: i wrote this really quickly and i think there are a lot of mistakes which i will correct later. Also, this is for all the requests wanting dorky /nerdy tom. tell me what you think!

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Ok but why did no one tell me that ‘hurry up and die’ is the last bit of a scene where Aaron literally spells out exactly why he’s so angry? The reasonS why he said that is delivered to us on a silver platter so that we know exactly where he’s coming from. 

“And it meant nothing to you.”    

He is still functioning under the belief that none of what they went through was anything more than self preservation and greed on Robert’s end. That everything that Robert has done never affected him, he only ever cared about himself. That making Aaron think that he loved him, and that every good moment that they had, was fake. That he was running around making a fool of himself, blind to who Robert really is. He’s angry that after every terrible and wonderful thing that Robert has made him feel he has no clue what, if any, of it was real.

And let’s be real here. If Aaron had been indifferent to the whole thing THAT would have been a bad sign. It honestly seemed like he was in pretty big denial too. That bit about promising himself he was gonna stay away? Yeah, seems like maybe someone wanted to go see Robert, but hates that he cares considering all the awful things that Robert has done. So he does what a lot of people do to cope with pain and anger and all kinds of unwanted emotions. He psyched himself up, he said he was gonna go there for the chance to see Robert when he was weak and defenseless. 

It’s easier to find motivation and power in hatred then it is to find it in love and forgiveness, especially love and forgiveness for someone so toxic.  

And I’m sure that that anger was very genuine and he might even be hoping that Robert will die. After all the guilt and heartache he just wants it to be well and truly done. Aaron doesn’t want to see Robert or talk to him or think about him anymore. He doesn’t want being together to ever be a valid option again. 

I think that last little part of him that still believes maybe what they had was real, knows that if he gave in and said he wanted to be with Robert, Robert would agree. But if he goes back, he’s gonna constantly question everything. He will always wonder if he’s still being played. Not to mention the judgement he would face from his loved ones, the ones that have been directly hurt by Robert. He’s been weak before and he doesn’t trust himself to stay angry enough to keep his distance. 

It was certainly heavy handed, and a little to on the nose for my personal taste, but it got it’s point across, Aaron is a suspect too! *gasp* But at least they went with the go big or go home angle and made sure that EVERYTHING about the scene was equally obvious. We were hand delivered our explanation for why Aaron is saying such awful things. It still hurts like a bitch and leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. But if they felt the need to be so blunt then at least they also painted us a very clear picture as to what was driving him during the scene.

Prompt 17: monster

Title: for a moment
Prompt: 17 - monster
Summary: “What are you so afraid of?”

notes: I did something like this before during last year’s SSM. This is a sort of accompaniment to this prompt.

He does it to protect her.

“It’s fine. Don’t worry about it.”

“I just want to—”

“I said it’s fine. It’s not as if you can do anything about it.”

His words were cold and their harshness made her retract her hand which was poised to touch him as if burned. Hurt flashed quickly in clear green eyes but it was gone as soon as it came and replaced by cold professionalism once again. Sasuke tried to turn away from the inevitable but he wasn’t fast enough. He’d seen it written clearly on her face, in the way her body stiffened and the way she took a step back from him.

He tells himself it is for the best. For her to take a step back away from him and back to the light. This is the only way he knows to keep her safe so he ignores the heavy sinking feeling inside of him and the bitter taste it leaves in his mouth each time he has to open it to spite her.

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