Confessing to Baze, his friend of so many years, the one from whom he had become inseparable from even in childhood, was a daunting task. But he did it – because love, too, cannot be stopped, can’t be torn away from him, nor would he ever lie to the other. He considered a range of possibilities from the negative (awkwardness, the erosion of their friendship, the unlikely but still frightful disgust) to the positive (acceptance, happiness, maybe even reciprocation). But Chirrut never expected this. Baze doesn’t just reciprocate his feelings; he treasures them, gives them back tenfold, years of pent-up affection spilling out at the first opportunity this poor neglected boy has ever had. Every moment alone, there are Baze’s hands at his shoulder, his waist, his cheek, not quite possessive but appreciative in a way that makes Chirrut’s face go red. It almost hurts, sometimes, to think how completely Baze has been without love his whole life to make him so thankful just to be cared for. Despite the pain that lurks between hugs and kisses taken with shy eyes and hesitant smiles at every single chance, Chirrut catches his tears only once. Baze sleeps with his head on Chirrut’s chest, his body curled close, needy, though innocently – they haven’t even broached the topic of sex yet, both still content with exploring one new feeling at a time. Chirrut has barely drifted off when he feels Baze shudder (doesn’t hear him, there’s nothing to hear) and a moment later senses the dampness on his shirt where Baze hides his eyes.
“Don’t go,” He whispers hoarsely, whether it’s brought on by the remnant of a nightmare or a memory or just one of those worries that seems to plague him constantly. “Please don’t go.”
BSD rarepair week day 7: free theme: akutagawa ryuunosuke has eyebrows high school AU
I would love to see more of ryuunosuke and gin’s interactions in the manga tbh
Also thanks to all the mods at @bsd-rarepairweek for hosting this event! It’s been tonnes of fun and I got to draw themes and relationships I never thought of drawing before. I didn’t expect to finish all the prompts but somehow I did; here are all the other submissions
I was thinking about Nesta today and how she reacted when Feyre found out about Clare Beddor and her family. How Feyre was clearly upset and Nesta just knew - she knew that there was trouble, could read in her sisters expression that she was going to leave. And Nesta did what she could to help without either of them even needing to say a word. She shut their father up and was immediately just… there for Feyre, knowing she needed to leave and go help the Spring Court and Tamlin.
I guess it shows a certain depth to her that maybe people take for granted? That Nesta is observant and able to tell what it is that people need in a given moment. (Which actually makes her quite like Mor, but I digress.) And while she may not give a shit about everyone, she knows what they are capable of, and in Feyre’s case, she knew that her sister was capable of taking care of herself. And so she chose not to intervene or expend more energy worrying about her when it wasn’t necessary.
And yeah was there some bitterness involved, early on? Yeah. But she didn’t just… suddenly figure her sister out and know what Feyre needed, how to best help her. That was there already.