just, listen to me. I figured out I was bi when I caught myself staring at my oldest friend’s cleavage. Like, I was 17. Sometimes you don’t figure out you’re bi, because, you know, heteronormativity and all that, you tell yourself, I like the opposite gender and this fascination for my own gender are friendships/admiration/whatever.
So bi Tater who never even thought he was bi until that Haus party where he met Jack’s old team, and, well, he knew how to appreciate beauty in all its forms but, no one was pretty like Ransom. NO ONE. Tater just couldn’t stop staring.
At one point in the evening, he grabs Jack by the arm, eyes lost.
‘Zimmbonni. You made coming out to us last month, yes?’
‘Now is my turn. This is me coming out. To you.’
‘Oh? Oh! It’s great, Tater, thank you for-’
‘I have known for last five minutes.’
‘Yes. Your friend Ransom too pretty. I not straight anymore.’
summary: soulmate au!(reader x newt scamander) → you have a tattoo of what your soulmate is most passionate about
author’s note: this can go one of two ways → one: really horribly and no one likes it OR two: people like it and i fell happy on the inside. i don’t know which one to expect. but, anyways, enjoy! (sorry for any spelling or grammar errors)
Note: So @a-schuylerr made a post about different Lafayette fic scenarios they would like to see and I got inspired. Thank you to @thatoneimaginesblog for being my proofreader and for putting up with me spamming you with my process on this fic. This is my longest fic and I am really excited for you to read it!
Warning: smut and that’s basically it
Word Count: 7,204 ( I expected it to be long just not this long)
When your father first announced that you were to marry a French nobleman in just over a month, you felt as if your throat had fallen into your stomach. You were angry and shocked, so angry that you could hardly form a sentence before you stormed off.
That was three days ago, your anger had subsided and left you feeling worried. Worried about the man you were going to be married to. He wasn’t just any old French nobleman he was the Marquis de Lafayette, more affectionately known as the “Mean Marquis”. You’d heard stories about him about his ruthless and cold nature when it came to business. You had also heard about how popular he was with women, and that he was always surrounded by them.
“It’s just not fair!” you yell. You’d walked far enough away from you family’s home that you know you can speak without being heard. “I don’t even know him why should I marry him?” you groan as you sink to your knees.
You take a deep breath as you feel yourself start to panic. How on earth is he going to treat me? You wonder. After everything you’ve heard about him, the best you can hope for is that he will ignore you. He will probably give you a child or two but for the most part, just forget you even exist.
(Btw I am using the Batman v Superman Bruce Wayne, y’all)
Not being entirely sure as to how it all even happened
On the off-chance that you’re one of Gotham’s minimal elite, you probably met Bruce at a charity gala and, for some reason beyond your comprehension, he picked you out of the other well-dressed women
In the higher likelihood that you don’t come from an affluent family, there’s a multitude of possibilities as to where you met: Maybe you were at a gala working as part of the catering company and he accidentally spilled red wine on you. Maybe you worked as an intern or temp or had a desk job somewhere in the Wayne Enterprise building in Gotham. Or maybe he just saw some assholes giving you a rough time and he stepped in and then offered to walk you home.
Yes, friends, this au is 100% what you’re thinking. FLEXIBLE AF LANCE AND THIRSTY AF SHIRO
Starting with a bit of angst. Shiro is an ex marine (I will NEVER let go of this hc in my modern aus deal with it), who lost his hand (hand. not entire arm. just the hand) in battle. This au isn’t far in the future, so there are no fancy advanced prosthetics. The healing process was long and painful, not to mention extremely emotionally and mentally taxing.
Once he he’s actually healthy enough, both mentally and physically, to have enough energy for things other than treatment, the first thing he wants to do is to try and build more muscle mass, like he used to have. He liked being buff, and he still is, but less than he used to be. Both he and his therapist think it’ll be good for strengthening his positive body image, too.
Shiro asks his doctor (Allura) what form of exercise can she recommend at this stage, and she says Yoga. He’s skeptical at first, but what can he already lose if he goes to one session, right?
The hospital actually holds a class for patients, and Allura said the instructor is well experienced with amputees (amongst other conditions).
Shiro’s brain for the entire first minute upon meeting Lance: OH NO HE’S HOT THIS WAS A MISTAKE
No backing out tho he’s already been spotted and Lance is questioning him about his exact conditions so he can know best what he can safely instruct him to do and what he can’t.
Shiro’s brain continues to die the entire time, but he manages some answers anyway. Finally, Lance has enough, plus the rest of the group arrives and the session starts.
Lance tells them to close their eyes, but whenever Shiro does, he the only thing he has left to focus on is Lance’s voice (which is the point) and he gets super flustered because it’s so smooth? and pleasant? and kinda sexy?? and he can’t help but want that voice to whisper to him sensually and- NOPE, gotta open his eyes.
The rest of the class is a little harder, for two major reasons.
For once, the exercises are actually more demanding than he expected. He always thought he was pretty stretchy, but heavens, is a human body even supposed to bend this far?
Which brings us to the next difficulty. Lance’s body is more than capable of bending that far, and it’s driving him insane.
Despite how stressful it was trying not to stare at his ass too much and generally not turn into a tomato, the session was actually… really great. Shiro feels better when he walks out, more relaxed somehow, even though his heart still speeds up when he remembers Lance doing that one pose.
Lance asks him to hang back for a moment to talk to him and Shiro is all Oh No He Noticed Me Staring but nope. Lance just wanted to ask how he feels and if anything made his arm hurt really bad etc. He also excessively complimented his natural flexibility, saying he’ll be able to do “all sorts of things” soon enough. Shiro is really unsure, but it almost seems like Lance smirked while saying that? Nah, he must be just imagining things because of his developing crush.
The next few sessions aren’t very different. Supposedly, anyway. After basing his level and current capabilities, Lance decided that Shiro could use more personal guidance, including LOTS of touching to correct his pose. Lance, being a professional, always asks for permission to touch him first, which somehow only makes it that much worse, because Shiro wants Lance to touch him. So so bad. Shiro is literally dying. These pants are tight and they will not hide a boner. He’s suffering. Someone help him.
There’s no help, and Poor Shiro has to constantly deal with gentle touches and low purrs because god forbid anyone makes a loud noise in the middle of yoga class. It goes on for a couple of weeks until one day he gets a most peculiar text from Lance.
(They exchanged numbers because Shiro wanted to add a third yoga session to his weekly schedule but the hospital only held the classes twice a week, and Lance gives him his number in case he has any questions. Of course, barely any Yoga advice was exchanged. )
Lance’s text: Uggghhh I can’t do this anymore! Allura, I know he’s your patient and all and he’s “”“"healing”“”“ and stuff but I can’t hold back anymore I just can’t. He’s too hot. I know I promised to hold back BUT THIS IS IT I’M ASKING HIM OUT
Shaking, Shiro texts back, asking who Lance is talking about.
Lance doesn’t text back for like half an hour and Shiro starts seriously freaking out when he gets a long ass text from Lance, where he apologizes for being so unprofessional and confessing his crush etc.
Shiro could almost cry from relief, because a few minutes ago he thought he might’ve lost all chances with Lance but now… He has more than a slight chance. He calls Lance and confesses his own crush and they both laugh and maybe it’s a little awkward because what do you even say in a situation like this but eventually they manage to schedule a date.
They take it slow, let things develop naturally. Lance gives Shiro all the time and space he needs, since it’s the first time he’s tried dating since he lost his hand. Takes a little trial and error, but one day, a few months later, Shiro finds out just how far Lance can bend.
Here’s the first part of a fic- AU where Bitty and Jack meet for the first time at the EpicKegster.
Note that the second part of this is not written yet, and I’m crushed under my to-do list, so don’t expect it soon and please don’t ask when the next part will come, I don’t know. But I wanted to share this with y’all, so I hope you enjoy.
I apologise for errors, typos or weird sentence structure, all my editing power is and will be concentrated on my own novel, so ha.
pairings and warnings: pretty much what you get from the canon
Jack went down the stairs with a huff of annoyance. The first floor of the Haus was packed from wall to wall. Loud thumping music, laughter and yells that were barely tolerable from his room now seemed almost tangible, crushing him from all sides. He could already feel the beginnings of a headache.
He pushed his way through and managed to reach the kitchen unscathed. Only three guys were sitting at the table, loudly debating Plato’s cavern versus the Matrix, and another was leaning on the counter near the stove, muttering to himself.
Jack opened a cupboard, swore under his breath when he saw that it was empty of their usual mugs, glasses and bottles. He took a new red solo cup from the enormous pack available to all, and filled it with tap water, trying to ignore the guys at the table.
‘…aren’t you the most precious thing, baby…’
Jack turned around. The guy next to the oven was muttering endearments with a southern drawl- but there was no one next to him. He wasn’t even holding his phone.
Jack had a doubt. Was the guy talking to him?
‘Yes, you are lovely, a bit old, but I would love you, and take care of you, and create glorious things with you, oh sweetheart, if only…’
The guy was not talking to Jack. He was talking to the oven.
He was also, apparently, completely drunk.
‘… better things than pizza rolls, you can be sure of that, you sexy thing…’
Jack was a moment away from heading back to his room when he heard a sob.
‘… but it’s not to be, pretty thing, you and I will have to go our own separate ways and- sniffle- get with our own lonely lives and - oh lord, I’m being ridiculous-’
‘Huh-’ started Jack. ‘Are you okay?’
The guy turned around. He looked older than Jack expected. At least, he seemed to be over eighteen. Jack only had an impression of eyes and blond before he got the drunkest and fakest smile he ever saw in his life.
‘HI!’ said the boy. ‘Gosh, you’re big.’
‘… are you okay?’ repeated Jack.
‘Why, yes, of course! I’m peachy!’
The guy seemed surprised by this fact. He dried his tears with the sleeve of his hoodie and made a dismissive gesture with his other hand.
‘Don’t mind me, sweetheart, I’m being silly.’
‘…You were crying,’ insisted Jack. ‘And talking to the oven.’
‘Well, no one else seemed to give her love, so I figured-’
He stopped himself and looked at Jack.
‘You’re the Captain of the hockey team,’ he realised. ‘This is your house. This is your oven.’
‘…Yes? In a manner of speaking?’
‘What’s her name?’
‘The OVEN,’ insisted the guy.
‘She- it doesn’t have a name?’
‘Blasphemy. If I had the chance to own such a lovely baby, I would name her something adorable! Like Daisy, or Betsy, and I would bake everyday, I would make pies and cookies and biscuits and-’
He burst into tears.
Jack threw a look around. The guys at the table were staring at them.
‘Dude, what’d’you do to him?’
‘D’you break up with him or something?’
‘No! We just met! He was talking about the oven- and then- and then-’
He made a helpless motion towards the crying boy.
‘Maybe you should do something about it?’ suggested one of them.
‘Dunno. Something. To make him stop crying.’
Jack hesitated. He thought about retreating to the safety of his room, where the music didn’t hurt his ears and blonde strangers didn’t burst into tears at the sight of a kitchen appliance.
Awkwardly, he lifted a hand and patted the guy’s shoulder.
‘…there, there,’ he muttered, feeling like the most ridiculous man on Earth.
He got several thumbs ups from the table residents. Which didn’t help his predicament at all. The boy was still crying.
‘Hey, hey, shh, don’t cry, everything is going to be okay…’
‘You don’t know that!’ wailed the blonde boy.
‘Okay, you’re right. Maybe, huh, what could make it right?’
Request: Can u do a Bucky game of thrones inspired smut!!!
A/N: Thank you to the lovely anon who submitted this to me forever ago! So this probably isn’t as GoT themed as it could be, but I tried. What I will say is that this is some fuckin S I N and if any of y’all wanna dump me in a vat of holy water it would be much appreciated. I’m gonna go take a time out. This is a late Happy 100th to our fav old man!
Summary: TV marathons aren’t really your thing. Bucky learns that the hard way.
Warnings: Basically porn lol [NSFW], Dom!Reader, Sub!Bucky (I’m a slut for Sub!Bucky), Oral, Hair Pulling kink, Swearing, Light Bondage (handcuffs), Blindfolds, Choking, Spanking (tip tappin on Bucky’s lil bum), Praise kink, Edging, Unprotected Sex (condoms are cool, kids), a lil bit of fluff
Andreil Massages Turned War Turned Aaron will Never Enter The Columbia House Again.
This was a hc u thought up today some major help from @cabeswaterexy they are the best human i have ever met and i love them to death.
of course Neil starts this because he just likes being allowed to touch Andrew and to make Andrew feel good, so after a really hard game where Andrew did as Neil asked and shut down the goal, Neil notices that he’s favoring his right arm. So when they get back to the dorm and they’re sitting in bed, both without shirts, Neil hovers his hand above Andrew’s shoulder and asks yes or no. Andrew thinks that Neil just wants to touch so he says yes. And at first, yeah that’s all he does: touch. He gets a bit lost in the hard muscles, and he starts thinking about how strong and solid Andrew is and how safe he feels. So he ends up with that stupid fucking idiot smile that makes Andrew flick him in the forehead. And then he presses down, gently at first in case this isn’t okay bit harder when Andrew doesn’t tell him no. And Andrew is confused for a minute because Neil is giving him a massage??? Why??? This has never happened before but Andrew can’t even be mad because he is melting. Neil switched between the arms for a while before he notices that Andrew has slumoed forward and fallen asleep on Neil’s shoulder. Neil is freaking out because Andrew fell asleep??? On him??? He’s trusted??? But as much as Neil doesn’t want to move, he also doesn’t want to fall asleep sitting up so he says Andrews name quietly and urges him to lay down. The way their bed is, Neil is on Andrew’s left but because Andrew sleeps on his side, Neil still has access to Andrew’s right arm, which he takes after he’s given permission and starts to massage again until Andrew falls asleep. Neil doesn’t stop smiling for a few days.
In Andrew’s mind, there can only ever be an equal exchange so he feels the need to pay Neil back somehow. Which is how he finds himself kneeling between Neil’s legs after practicing with a pissed off Kevin and asking Yes or No? But Neil has already said yes before Andrew can finish which makes him scowl. But he’s not going to argue so he just puts his hands on Neil’s thighs and starts to knead. It is a very good thing that Kevin sleeps like the sea because Neil is not quiet. At all. Which is a bit of a problem for Andrew, who is sitting between Neil’s thighs and looking down at his flushed face as he whimpers and moans and shakes. And when Andrew gets to a particularly sore spot, Neil let’s out a breath “There. Right there” and it makes Andrew hate him more.
This leads to a lengthy make out session
Obviously. Because when Andrew finally works out any knots he’s been focused on Neil’s legs and not his stupid face so he looks up and Neil’s cheeks are flushed and his hair is a mess and his eyes are glassy and he’s all relaxed and it punched all the air out of Andrew’s lungs so he hovers over Neil and asks yes or no. Neil says yes and it’s all relaxed and soft and breathy and Andrew fucking hats him but he kisses him like he doesn’t and at some point Neil pulls away and cautiously raises a leg while asking yes or no. Andrew says yes so Neil brings his legs up and hooks his ankles behind Andrew’s back and you’d have to fight me for literal years to convince me Andrew doesn’t have a thing for Neil’s thighs and Neil doesn’t have a thing for Andrew’s shoulders so anyway Andrew’s is all for this and making out and Neil is def not quiet and he’s already soft and pliant from the massage so he just keeps making little noises against Andrew’s mouth and Andrew would kill him but he thinks if those noises stop it would be an epic tragedy
One of Neil’s favourite things is when Andrew has casual displays of strength, so when Andrew hooks his hands around Neil’s shoulders and pulls him up as if he weighs nothing?? Neil is gone
Their kissing is soft and unhurried and eventually Andrew moves onto Neil’s neck while Neil kisses his shoulders and slowly falls asleep and Andrew has to carry him to bed
They get an apartment together and Neil “accidentally” ends up with everything that goes in the bottom cupboards and at first Andrew thinks Neil is making fun of him or smth (which doesn’t makes sense bc he’s short too?) he can’t figure it out until he catches Neil staring (again) at his shoulders as he lifts a bag of flour and Neil doesn’t even noice Andrew watching him back as long as Andrew’s shoulders keep moving and flexing
When they go shopping for clothes Andrew keeps buying Neil running shorts and of course Neil is an idiot and thinks that Andrew keeps buying a particular brand because Neil likes it, but really it’s because that brand hugs his ass the best and shows off so much thigh and Neil doesn’t even notice when Andrew does his weights right in front of Neils treadmill when they in the gym
They’re both basically in a race to kill each other with choice body parts but they’re the ones making it worse for themselves because Neil is always getting Andrew to lift things and Andrew buys the shorts and really, it’s going to build up to a very epic outlet of these pent of feelings cough sex montage cough
It gets to the point where Neil starts to hide Andrew’s shirts until all he can wear are muscle tees. And Andrew starts buying Neil leggings because holy hell his legs look so Fucking delicious in leggings
Nicky has walked in on Neil staring at Andrew’s shoulders and Andrew glaring at Neil’s thighs
And since Neil’s thighs looks great bc of the running so does his ass and when Andrew discovers that and leggings the world basically ends
Kevin walks in one day to them standing in the living room with handfuls of each other’s clothes just glaring at each other because Neil tried to wear loose sweats and Andrew tried to wear a sweatshirt and they’ve been threatening to burn everything for about an hour
When Andrew takes a shower, Neil will go in and take his shirt, and when Neil’s showering Andrew switches his pants
It gets ridiculous at one point but they still won’t talk about it and people are starting to notice these two losers so what else is there to do but pack each other’s bags and go to Columbia where Neil finds t shirts and leggings as his whole bag and Andrew has all tanks (there’s even one of those ones that shouldn’t even count as a shirt because the arm holes go to like the bottom of his ribs) and jeans and sweats and they’re alone which means the tormenting gets worse until Neil comes back from a run and Andrew has had enough okay and he is Neil flushed and sweaty and mischievous looking and his legs and his ass okay Andrew can’t take it anymore
They take multiple showers that day
They get clean in none of them
They try… once or twice
They aren’t too mad
And then someone’s on their knees or shutting off the water to drag the other to somewhere easier to do Whatever
There are trails of water all over
They have to come to an agreement about clothes because they love it, but Nicky has been giving Neil looks and it’s Andrew’s fault
There are hickeys in only kind-of easy to hide places
Nicky gets them those sex dice and will never know that they’ve used them
Aaron would die if he knew what had happened everywhere in that house
They definitely have done some things in Aaron’s room out of spite
Nicky did it for a prank. Aaron makes a comment once about “lets eat somewhere where you two haven’t had sex” but he’s joking except suddenly Neil can’t look at him or anywhere
Neil is blushing hard and Andrew is smirking. All he says is “good luck with that one”
And then Aaron snarls in disgust and mutters about taking his food to his room and it pisses Neil off so he says “you might want to clean it” and Aaron’s like it’s clean I saw it earlier but Neil just smirks and Aaron is horrified and Nicky is /cackling/
Aaron refuses to sleep in his room now and demands to know where they haven’t had sex and Neil just points to the front porch
Aaron is pissed, Nicky is proud, Neil is embarrassed and Andrew is smug
“Why does Scott insist that playing hide and seek in the middle of the pitch black woods is going to bring us closer together as a pack?” Y/N sighed, annoyed as she pulled her thin jacket closer around her shoulders.
“Quite complaining.” Stiles shushed her, bringing a finger to his lips. “You’re only upset because you’re stuck with me.” He smirked.
They had never been anything more than acquaintances. She was friends with Lydia, automatically making her friends with Scott and in turn, Stiles.
“It could’ve been worse.” He offered his hand to her, helping her over the large tree trunk that had fallen over blocking their path. “You could have been stuck with Liam.”
She smiled as she reached for his hands.
Summary: An accident in training causes feelings to be confessed.
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Warnings: Language, implied sex.
A/N: I wanted to make a Loki or a Thor story in honor of the Ragnarok trailer, and I still may of y’all wanna see one, send me requests for either one of them! I just had this one in writing for so long and I FINALLY finished it. So Voila`!
Ever since Bucky fucking Barnes came to the compound, I have NEVER been the same. The man showed up, and all of a sudden I lost all control of my emotions, hormones and body. Literally everything just fell apart. Also, I haven’t gotten laid in over 3 years. 3 YEARS. I’m not the type to take someone home and sleep with them once, or to be friends with benefits. It’s been my only promise to myself, to not have sex with a random stranger JUST because I’m feeling frisky, that’s what I have toys for. I only have sex with someone when I’m in a relationship with them. HOWEVER, James Buchanan Barnes may make me throw out every promise I’ve ever made to myself and not think twice about it. The sad part is I don’t really even know him very well, we only say a few words to one another. For the longest time I thought the guy just didn’t like me, and Steve had to reassure me that’s not the case, he just doesn’t know how to socialize anymore, and certainly doesn’t know how to talk to women. It’ll take some time, and I understand that. Doesn’t make it any less frustrating that I can’t get over this stupid school girl crush I have on the guy.
I love ur work. Do u think u could make a fanfic about Jason and a blind musician but she’s Damian’s friend so he won’t let them be alone and he spies on their dates or something like that. Please and thank you
Being Damian’s friend
was amazing. He was one of the few people who treated you like a normal person,
but he was also extremely protective of you.
“Damian Wayne, I am
positive that I can get to my piano on my own”
“tt, you might fall. You
are unfamiliar with the terrain of Wayne Manor; I will not allow you to be
You chuckle, “I manage
to get around my own messy apartment just fine, I don’t know why you continue
to doubt me”
“If you would allow me
to move you into the Manor, I wouldn’t be concerned about your wellbeing. You
would not be alone here”
You turn blind eyes on
your best friend, “And how would I be able to get around this huge place, I
might fall down the stairs”
“Then let me move you
into the penthouse! Your apartment has stairs as well! What if you fall down
You roll your eyes,
smacking his ankle with your cane. “Just take me to the piano, Dami, before I
beat you with this cane”
You can hear Damian
growl as you start to walk forward on your own, using your cane to find the leg
of the piano, “Y/N!”
Sliding into the seat,
you place your fingers over the keys. That’s the good thing about pianos, no
matter which one you’re at, a piano is always the same. “Will you write the
notes for me? I’ve been working on this for a while, but I just need it written
“Of course. Give me a
moment to get the sheets. Stay here, the Manor is too large for you to wander
You wave your hand,
dismissing his words. You started to play, the music absorbed you, cradling you
in its notes. Music was your one escape, the onetime where no one pitied you
for being blind. You were so absorbed in the music that you didn’t hear the
door open, or hear that person lean against the wall to listen to you play.
Ending the song with a flourish, you let the last note hold out for an extra
“That was amazing” You
let out a shriek at the unexpected noise.
“Y/N!!” Damian burst
into the room, “Todd! How dare you intrude!”
“Damian! Don’t hit me!
Shit! I didn’t know I was intruding!”
There were sounds of a
fight, papers fluttering to the ground, and the sound of fists hitting flesh.
“Y/N, are you alright?”
Damian asked, you can hear him standing up and making his way over to you. He
purposefully steps heavy, just so you can hear him.
“I’m fine! Why did you
attack him?!” You turn on the bench, “Are you alright, sir?”
sweetheart. Damn Damian, you hit hard” The other man, Jason, walks up to the
bench, “I heard you playing, it was beautiful. I-I’m sorry for intruding.”
You blush. No one other
than Damian had heard you play an original piece. “Um, thank you. I’m sorry
that Damian hurt you. You – you can listen anytime you want”
“Todd has no
appreciation of musical instruments. I doubt he is truly able to appreciate
“Are you saying my music
isn’t worth appreciating? Because he obviously enjoyed my playing”
“You know that isn’t
what I meant. I do not want him to take advantage of you. Todd has never been
good at being gentle with anything”
You roll your eyes, “I
don’t need to be handled with kid-gloves, Dami” You stick your hand out,
waiting until Jason takes it before talking, “It’s nice to meet you, Jason. My
Jason chuckled, “It’s
good to finally meet you. We’ve been wondering where Damian runs off to on the
“That would be to my
apartment. He says that he needs to escape from his crazy family, and with how
easily you two just started a fight”
Jason chuckles, “Well,
he did attack me. I have to go, Alfred needs my help in the kitchen. I’ll see
you two at dinner”
You smirk, “Was that a
blind joke? ‘See you at dinner’?”
Jason sucks in a sharp
breath, “No! Nonono! I promise it wasn’t! I didn’t mean to say that! I’m so
You burst into laughter,
“I’m just kidding! God! Don’t take things so personal!”
Damian snickers, “She
does that all the time, don’t mind her. She likes to use her inability to see
to make people uncomfortable”
You grin, “It’s the only
way to get people to realize that I’m not some delicate flower. And come on,
that was funny”
“It was pretty damn
funny” Jason mumbled.
After dinner that night
you were invited over to Wayne Manor a lot more. Bruce likes that you didn’t
let Damian get away with everything. And you enjoyed spending time with Jason,
you hoped that he would want to spend more time with you.
Your doorbell buzzes,
“Hey, Y/N. It’s Jason,
can I come up?”
“Sure, ill buzz you in”
A minute later there’s a
knock on the door, “It’s me!”
“Hey, Jay. This is a
nice surprise” You pull him into a brief hug, and shut the door behind him.
“I haven’t seen you in a
while, I just wanted to check up on you”
“I forgot to respond to
your text! Is that why you’re here?”
“Well … yeah”
“You’re almost as bad as
Damian!” you laugh, “I’m sorry I worried you. I lost my phone and can’t seem to
Jason rolls his eyes,
“Well, let me find it, and I’ll get out of your hair”
“You don’t need to
leave, Jay, you can stay for a while. I could really use your input on a new
“I’d love to stay. I
actually have something to talk to you about”
“Let me make some tea,
and then we can sit down”
Once the tea is boiled
and poured, you reach out to touch Jason’s arm, “What was it you wanted to talk
to me about?”
Jason clears his throat,
“I … um … I wanted to know if you’d want to go out to dinner … with me?”
“Like a date?”
You grin, “I’d love to
go on a date with you!”
“How about Saturday?
I’ll pick you up at 6:00?”
“Perfect!” You reach out
and wrap your arms around Jason
“Now I really do have to
go now, Y/N. I was supposed to meet Dick 30 minutes ago.”
You pull back, “Alright.
Were you really that upset that I didn’t text you back?”
“Damian and I have been
talking about ways to make sure you’re safe. I guess his paranoia has started
to rub off on me”
“I was painting, and I
lost my phone! Between you and Damian! You guys are ridiculous!”
Jason pulls back, “You
You chuckle, “Of course
I paint! I paint and I play music! Those are some of the few things that
‘optically challenged’ people can do! Do you know how hard it is to get a job
when you’re blind?”
“No one’s ever mentioned
your painting before, not even Damian”
You blush, “He doesn’t
know, I haven’t even showed anyone my paintings other than buyers.”
“Can I see them?” You
nod and walk into your guest room, gesturing to the paintings that are
scattered all over, “Holy shit they’re beautiful!!”
“Really? I don’t know
that they look like, one of my buyers said that they look like galaxies”
“God, how can you be so
“I’m really not, Jay,
but thank you. Didn’t you say you had to leave?”
“Um, yeah, I do. Can I
come in here and take inventory on these, I can help you sell them?”
“I would love that! It
would help me so much. But I can hear your phone blowing up, Dick is probably
pissed that you’re blowing him off”
Jason chuckles, “I’ll
see you on Saturday, I put your phone on the charger. I saw about 6 texts from
Damian, so I would expect him next”
“Good! He can help me
pick out a dress to wear!”
Jason chuckles and heads
to the door, “Good bye, Y/N”
You lean up pressing a
kiss to the side of his face, you hope it was his cheek, “Bye, Jay”
Jason was right. Damian
showed up at your apartment about 10 minutes after Jason left, in a complete
“Y/N!!!” He shouted
“How the hell did you
even get in the building?!” You yell back, “Please tell me you didn’t break in
“I climbed in through
the window, so no, I didn’t break anything.”
You hum, “I’m fine by
the way. I just lost my phone. Jason freaked out too, so he stopped by and
helped me find it. He also asked me on a date, Dami!!!”
“He asked me on a
date!!” You dance around in a little circle, “I need you to help me pick out a
Damian doesn’t answer right
away but you assume that he is still across the room, so you startle when he
grabs your arm, “You are allowing yourself to be courted by, Todd!?!?”
“Yes, Dami. We are going
on a date. What’s the big deal?”
“Do you know who he
really is?!?” Damian growled.
“Yes, Red Hood”
You may not be able to
see it, but you know that you managed to shock Damian, “H-How did you …?”
“Did you really think I
wouldn’t figure it out? You come into my apartment through the window, and you
are wearing armor and a cape. I know you’re Robin, and I assume Bruce is
Batman, Dick is Nightwing, Jason, who’s the black sheep of the family, is the
Red Hood, but I haven’t figured out who Red Robin is, I haven’t met your other
brother. What was his name? Tom?”
“Ah, yes, Tim”
You can hear Damian sit
down on your bed, and you turn back to the closet, “How did you know?”
“Your footsteps around different
when you’re I uniform, Jason smells like gun powder, Dick isn’t around here much
and neither is Nightwing, with Bruce I just kinda guessed”
“Oh, alright, those are
reasonable conclusions. Which dress do you intend to wear?”
“I was thinking the
Damian hums, “I prefer the
dark purple one.”
“I do like that one” You
murmur, “What if I wear it with the amethyst necklace you got me last year?”
“You would look
beautiful. I will make sure that Todd takes you to a respectable restaurant”
“That sounds great Dami,
now you need to go. Don’t think I forgot that you have a meeting with the Board
Damian groans, “I had
hoped to avoid that meeting”
“Nope! You have to go! I
need to continue composing my song”
Damian groaned, but
walked to the door, “I shall see you Saturday before your date. I shall help
you get ready”
“Thanks Dami! Have fun
at your meeting!”
The date so far was
amazing. There haven’t been any lulls in the conversation, and you were
enjoying each other’s company. The appetizers had just arrived when Jason
startled you with a groan.
“What is it?” You ask,
“Damian just walked in.
I knew he wouldn’t let us go on a date alone”
You can’t help but burst
into laughter, missing the glares that were shot in your direction, “Please
tell me you’re joking. He’s really here?”
“Yes, and he’s glaring
at me. I feel like he’s going to attack me”
“He won’t hurt you, I promise.
Isn’t that right Damian? Because I know you bugged me, and I know you can hear
me. Nod your head for Jason, Dami”
“Oh my God, he just
nodded! How did you know he bugged you?”
“I’ve known this
necklace was bugged and had a tracking device in it since he gave it to me. It’s
why I keep it in a special box when I’m not wearing it”
It’s Jason who bursts
into laughter this time, “Oh that’s rich! You’re amazing you know that?”
Taking a sip of water,
you try to cover up your blush, “Thank you”
“I really how you’ll
agree to go out with me again”
“I’d love to, as long as
you don’t mind my tail. I doubt he will ever let us go out alone”
“I don’t mind. I want to
take you to the orchestra for our next date”
“I would love to go to
the orchestra!” You clear your throat nervously, “and maybe you’d like to come
to one of my concerts?”
Jason places one of his
large hands on top of yours, “I will always say yes to hearing you play, you’re my favorite musician”
You giggle when Jason
lifts your hand to him lips, placing a gentle kiss against your knuckles, “Good,
because I like it when you listen”
☽ synopsis: Jeongguk
fell in love with you over the course of many years. But there were four
specific events that made him fall for you more and more
guys. this will be my first one shot and i am quite proud of finally being able
to finish one. any form of feedback is very much welcome & please give it a shot
In the course of 10 years, Jeongguk had managed to
fall in love with you. But there were a few specific events that really made
him really fall head over heels for you. Four events, to be exact.
If eleven-year-old Jeongguk had to describe the place he
had moved to in one word, it would be quiet. Although Busan is quite known for
being a big city with many skyscrapers decorating the skies and lights visible
from miles away, the district he moved to was like a whole other world in.
Located in the outskirts of Busan, the area could also be described as a serene
place with few people filling up the wide streets. Even though the young boy
was used to quite the opposite, he familiarized himself easily. Befriending
neighboring kids and meeting new people went without complications. Jeongguk
really was a shy kid, but for some reason he managed to get to know many kids
and dared to get out of his shell.
This isn’t edited/beta-d yet, but thought I’d post it before I sleep, while episode 83 is still fresh in our minds ^_^
Despite the miraculous intervention of Whis, giving birth exhausted Bulma. It had just taken a while to take effect. When the initial excitement of Bra’s birth subsided and everyone had held her and given their congratulations, Bulma tried to stand. Gohan’s quick reflexes caught her when she fell.
“Bulma! Are you okay?” he asked, alarmed.
“Oh, yes. I’m just… light-headed.”
Vegeta instantly told everyone to get lost so that his wife and newborn daughter could rest.
They all agreed. Even Beerus and Whis didn’t put up a fight. No one was going to begrudge Vegeta their family time before the battle royal tournament.
Bulma lay in their bed, pale and unnervingly thin; Vegeta had grown used to her ballooned belly.
“Isn’t she beautiful?” Bulma asked tiredly, looking up at him and their daughter whom he held in his arms. Vegeta hadn’t let Bra go since Trunks had offered her up.
“Should I call the doctor?” Vegeta asked, tucking his wife in, trying to school his face into nonchalance to not give away his concern.
“I’m fine. Whis said I might feel tired. The shock of no longer being pregnant.”
“…I shouldn’t have told him to talk to you,” Vegeta grouched, the ugly black serpent of guilt roiling in his belly. What if Whis’ magic had harmed his wife or baby? It wasn’t natural what he had done, there could be side effects they weren’t aware of.
Bulma’s hand reached out and touched his forearm, squeezing. “Vegeta, please. That was the easiest birth imaginable. And Bra is healthy. That’s what matters. We should be thanking Whis. He is an angel, I’m sure he knows what he’s doing.”
Vegeta scowled harder and grunted, letting his wife’s words reassure him. He didn’t tell her that he was suspicious of Whis’ motivations. Whis, Beerus, Goku, Gohan…they were keeping something from him. They were too desperate for him to fight, desperate enough to accelerate Bulma’s pregnancy. Something serious was going down beyond a platonic concern for an overdue child. But he didn’t want to concern his wife just yet, not when she was recovering.
“I think I’ll take a nap,” Bulma said, already sounding half asleep. She gave Vegeta a weak smile. “You’ll take care of her, won’t you?”
Vegeta’s arms tightened about the precious bundle in his arms. “With my life,” he promised her.
Bulma smiled, and her eyes fell closed. Trusting him to take care of their new life.
Vegeta lingered, watching Bulma sleep. When he convinced himself that she was indeed just tired and nothing more, he left the room and made his way next door to the nursery.
Trunks and Goten were fussing with room arrangements.
“Out. Now,” Vegeta snapped at them. The two boys nearly tripped over their feet to comply, knowing Vegeta wasn’t to be argued with when he used that sharp tone. “And don’t disturb your mother, she’s sleeping!” he added as they curtailed it out the door.
Vegeta stepped over to the crib, intending to put Bra down to sleep, but hesitated. He looked down at the tiny thing wrapped in sea-foam green, sleeping as soundly as her mother was next door.
He couldn’t find it within himself to put her down. As a Saiyan, even half-Saiyan, he knew she was strong. But she looked so small, and the crib was so big and impersonal. It didn’t feel right.
Vegeta took stock of the room. A large armchair was by the window. He settled down in it and watched the tiny child breathe in and out against his chest.
“Bra,” he said, trying out the name again on his tongue. With her blue hair and eyes, and pale skin, so much like her mother already, Vegeta knew it to be an appropriate name. Still, he was a little saddened that he couldn’t bequeath her a name from her Saiyan ancestry. He had lost that privilege with Trunks, and now again with his daughter for not voicing his desires sooner.
“Echalotte,” he whispered to himself. He had been so proud of that name. Echalotte was a warrior princess of Saiyan legend, proud, strong, and unusually smart for a Saiyan, even by elite standards. Vegeta had no doubts that a daughter of his and Bulma’s could live up to such a name.
Bra’s tiny eyelids fluttered open at the sound of her father’s voice. Blue, blue eyes latched onto his face, as unsettling and piercing as her mother’s gaze. Vegeta steeled himself, ready for the tears that would come, just as they had when he had shown his face to baby Trunks.
But there were no tears. Bra only smiled.
Vegeta felt shot through the heart. He knew the sensation too well.
Her smile was more radiant than the sun, and it broke right through him, melting away his reservations of his capability of being a good father. He would be damned if he didn’t do everything in his power to protect her. He had let Trunks and Bulma down in the past. He didn’t intend on repeating those mistakes.
“Do you like that name?” He asked her. “Echalotte?”
Bra made a happy, gurgling noise. Her little feet kicked restlessly inside her tight wrappings.
Vegeta shifted her and laid her in his lap. Gently, he untucked her blanket until she was free, and his heart skipped a beat when he saw what she had been hiding. A tiny tail.
A true Saiyan.
It was a silly sentimentality, one he thought he had given up long ago. He knew now that a Saiyan’s true power went beyond that of a tail and the great Oozaru transformation. And no doubt she would need to lose it before the next full moon. But the sight of the fifth appendage rocked him as much as her mere existence did, and brought about such feelings of nostalgia that Vegeta felt ill equipped to handle them. He reached out and tentatively touched her tail. On instinct, it curled about his hand.
In the privacy of the room, just the two of them, Vegeta smiled softly down at his daughter.
“Let me tell you about about Echalotte,” Vegeta told her as he counted her fingers and toes. “She was beautiful and fierce. A lot like your mother, actually…”
Bra listened and struggled to grab onto her father’s calloused fingers as he regaled her with stories of her heritage.
Vegeta decided then that, when it was just the two of them, he would call Bra by her Saiyan name. It would be their little secret.
Echalotte. His little onion.
Inspired by episode 83 of DBSuper.
Can we please make Echalotte a thing? Please? Like it’s her middle name? Or it’s her real name but everyone calls her Bulla/Bra as a nickname? Echalotte is so perfect for our little onion. I don’t want it to die away.
once lance actually gets to know allura, his infatuation with her turns into this genuine affection, & they literally become such good friends the others almost can’t believe how well they get along lol
they both agree that they’re the only ones on the team with any fashion sense (like, tbh) & regularly consult each other to decide if a new outfit, accessory or hairstyle looks good
allura, sporting a high ponytail: yes? or no.
lance: (taps his chin) turn a bit, lemme see your profile (allura turns) (he nods) BIG damn yes, in fact, loosen a few tendrils at the hairline & it’ll look even more gorgeous
and lance, missing his sisters back home, finds just hanging out with allura to be really comforting
allura rolling her eyes at him, sucking her teeth, telling him to stop borrowing her skincare products without asking, wrestling the holovid remote from his hands, kicking his legs off of her lap when they’re sitting together on the couch, giving him a proud smile when he arrives back at the castle safe & sound after a harrowing mission, it all puts him at ease
sometimes they’ll play video games together too, or with pidge
lance used to have tea parties with his siblings, & allura used to have them with her father, so sometimes they’ll have tea parties together with the mice
occasionally kaltenecker is invited to tea as well, and lance feeds him space-sugar cubes
sometimes they’ll talk about serious things, but lance always hesitates to bring up his family, since yk, allura will literally never see hers again
as it turns out allura likes to listen to him talk about his parents and siblings and their wild stories though, sometimes she’ll even relate similar memories of her own
the thing is, lance realizes, it kills him to imagine being in allura’s place, to lose all of his loved ones at once, so, even if she doesn’t mind it, he doesn’t talk abt them a lot for his own sake
also, lance is the third most protective team member of the princess (the first being coran, the second shiro) and is always looking out for her particularly when they’re out on ‘space patrol’
sometimes allura will get a little annoyed like ‘what are you, my personal guardian, i don’t need your protection lance’
and lance will be like ‘well duh, i know that. you can clearly protect yourself, i’m just. keepin watch’ but internally he’s like ‘you’re like family now okay and you already lost everything, you can’t die too, plus if i really do end up losing my family back home there’s no way i’m letting you guys down like i let them down, so let me make sure you’re safe dammit’
at some point, lance learns that allura is into girls, & he takes it upon himself to be her intergalactic wingman
the two of them meet with some potential allies at a nunvillary, & their leader just so happens to be a beautiful alien girl around the same age as allura
allura: (noticeably enchanted) um, hello, i’m, um… i
lance: what she’s trying to say is, her name is princess allura. as in, the one and only princess of altea. she’s single, smart, and she has a beautiful personality to match her gorgeous looks, haha ;) you should maybe ask her out. also hi i’m lance
lance, on the other hand, is in denial abt having ‘real’ feelings for anybody (namely keith) until he realizes allura, queen of hiding emotions, can’t be fooled — and he decides to start looking to her for help in the romance department instead
it’s around the time of valentine’s day on earth & after lance explains to her what that means, allura suggests that he make keith a card & leave it under his pillow, she can even unlock keith’s door for lance while keith is out — and lance is like: genius, foolproof, what can go wrong
allura, in keith’s doorway: lance hurry up! he’ll be back any minute you know
lance, reading the card for the millionth time: chill i’m just checking for typos, this is nerve wracking okay? & the last thing i want is—
keith, suddenly walking up to his doorway: uh,
allura: (nearly jumps to the height of the ceiling)
lance: (shoves the card into his pocket)
keith: … what are you two doing in my room …
allura: um, (glances at lance)
lance: …… (subtly shakes his head at her)
allura: ah, well, uh, we … lance was … just helping me look for something. that i left here. yes! i lost it a while back, you know, 10,000 years ago, before you showed up. turns out it’s not here. oh well, that is unfortunate
keith: …… okay (crosses his arms) but why didn’t you just ask me to help you find whatever you’re looking for … since it’s my room
allura: oh … i … thought you were using the bathroom & i didn’t want to disturb you, silly me, i should have checked
allura: anyway … (takes one step out of the room) lance has something he wants to give to you (suddenly zips away down the corridor)
For some reason I had to repost this because the formatting was strange :/ But here it is! My first requested imagine. @zachdempsyy requested so I hope you like it and I hope it’s not too basic :) Happy reading! 💖
Zach x Reader
The car came to a slow stop as I parked Zach’s car. I glanced over to the passenger seat looked at my royally fucked up boyfriend, sleeping. I tapped on his nose.
“Zach, wake up we’re here… babe?” I spoke softly.
This is one of the reasons I don’t get drunk. Notice I said ‘get drunk’. I’ll drink a little now and then but the activity of getting heavily drunk just doesn’t sound all that fun to me, making me completely different from all my friends including Zach.
This night was pretty fun though. Jessica threw an amazing party and i’m not going to lie it was a blast. The more Zach drank the more protective he became. Holding me by my waist almost the entire night. If it wasn’t that I was sitting on his lap playing with his hair. He didn’t let me out of his sight at all tonight. Which was ironic considering he was the one under the influence.
I took one last look at my sleeping beauty before shaking him awake. His eyes slowly opened and he turned his head in my direction.
“Holy mother of sweet baby Jesus… you’re beautiful.” He slurred with a flirtatious wink attached. I couldn’t help but giggle.
“Let’s get inside Dempsey.” I said, kissing his cheek before I exited the car. I walked to the other side of the car to let him out. But before I could open the door he beat me to it.
“Honestly (Y/N), I’m not even that fucked up.” He said confidently, crossing his muscular arms over his broad chest. Sassy Zach is my favorite Zach.
“If you believe so, I want to see you walk yourself to the door.” I said raising an eyebrow, tapping my foot repeatedly with my hands on my hip.
He smirked at me then scoffed. “Bet.”
He got up and tried to put one foot in front of the other, but he tripped. I tried to grab him before he could hit the concrete, but my tiny body couldn’t hold us both up so it ended with both of us on the cold ground.
I groaned as my ass hit the ground. Zach was silent. I looked over at him and he was just staring at the sidewalk.
“Does this mean I lost the bet?” He questioned with a pout on his face. I chuckled and nodded my head, getting up off the ground and helping him up.
“Yes baby, you lost the bet.” I said. I took his arm and placed it around my shoulder to support him on our way to the door. Both my parents weren’t home, instead they were in Vegas celebrating their anniversary. I honestly don’t know how this would fan out if they were home. They would kill me if I brought a drunk boy into our house.
I closed the car door with my foot and walked Zach to the door, which felt like forever. As we were walking he kept whispering things into my ear.
“You’re the most beautiful thing i’ve ever laid my eyes on.” He slurred.
I got my keys out of my bag and unlocked the door to my house. “Thank you, baby.”
We walked inside and I brought him to my room. A familiar place to him.
“Lay right here and i’ll get you some water alright babe?” I said. I didn’t really give him time to answer before I made my way to the kitchen. I got the drunken boy some crackers and water. I walked back to to my room and laughed and what I saw. Zach was sprawled across my bed in just his underwear with my teddy bear held against his chest.
“You’re probably wondering why i’m in the nuuuudeeeeeee.” He slurred. “Well it was very hot in here – not as hot as you though.” He stated with another flirtatious wink. I just laughed and gave the water and crackers to him. I walked over to my closet and slipped out my tight dress into one of his oversized t-shirts. I could feel his gaze in my direction. I turned around to look at him and he quickly looked away as if I would punish him for looking.
“Drink your water baby.” I said sitting on my bed and rubbing his chest. His eyes widened as if I did something out of the ordinary.
“Listen… you’re stunning. A goddess in fact. And I don’t mind that you’re calling me baby and rubbing on me, but won’t your boyfriend get angry? I don’t want to get my ass beat.”
I giggled and placed a kiss on his lips. “You are my boyfriend Einstein.” I stated. His eyes went wide once again.
“ME? Your boyfriend?” He questioned pointing to himself.
I nodded. “Yes indeed, you Zachary Shan-Yung Dempsey are my boyfriend.” I stated proudly.
His eyes closed with pleasure as he sighed happily.
“Score.” He whispered as he lazily fist-bumped the air.
I smiled at his action and laid beside him.
The rest of the night was filled with endless cuddles and more flirting from Zach. Who constantly kept forgetting he was mine and I was his.
I felt like this sucked but I hope you guys liked it. I’m trying to get a hang of this writing thing because i’m not the best at it but as time goes on i’ll get better… right? Lmao. My requests are still open if you guys want anything specific.
(gif isn’t mine and it’s not even related to what I wrote about lmao)
Having noticed a whole new element to this gif when rewatching the interview I need to break this shit down.
Lilis gaze falls to his lips then start to drop lower checking him out as her tounge darts out and she bits her lip that bit I had noticed and I’m sure everyone else did.
But I’ve finally really taken in Coles actions here. He turns just as her eyes have dropped and she starts to lick her lip, his hand which was simply making a gesture as he spoke stills for a second as he notices her and falls to her arm waking her from her little lustful eye fuck, her eyes widening as she realises, while he does it all without breaking flow of what he’s saying at all.
Talk about good boyfriend with a smooth as fuck. “Babe snap out of it there’s cameras.”
I’m sure someone may have noticed his side already but I was so thrown by Lili being the one so lost for once I didn’t really take in his reaction at all
returned to work. She did rounds, ran
labs, and even had a hand in a couple of surgeries, but she avoided the fourth
floor at all costs. If she had to go up,
she used the stairs because she wouldn’t risk the elevator opening by
accident. She didn’t want to see the
balloons, and teddy bears. She didn’t
want to hear the laughter, or the tiny cries.
and Fiona had taken the time to fill everyone in, so there were no awkward
moments. The ones she was close to just
gave her a comforting squeeze, the others, a polite yet heartfelt condolence. No one spoke of it again after a week.
helped heal Jamie and Claire to be around family, so Claire began to
accompany Jamie to Lallybroch for Sunday suppers again. It was a balm to their battered souls to read
to their nieces and nephews, play with them, and just wander around the estate
hand in hand.
some wounds have a way of developing an infection under the skin when you least
sure. She’ll come for Sunday supper
now.” Jenny threw the utensils in the
sink with a crash. “I mean, why come
before when yer pregnant. Come now,
after ye’ve lost the child.” She turned
on the water full force to rinse the dishes before loading the dishwasher.
Ian admonished, “don’t judge.”
judge? Ian, listen to yerself. She ran herself ragged! And to what end? Tell me!”
Jenny spun around to face her husband.
found Claire standing in the doorway to the kitchen.
afternoon Jenny presented herself at Jamie’s office with take away curry. “Ye’ve fed me lunch every week for 20
weeks. Figured it was time I returned
flinched internally. Twenty weeks. “T’was not a favour, Janet. Ye dinna need to do that.” Jamie didn’t even lift his head from his desk
to look at her.
Oh, yes, he was angry. “So. I’m Janet now, am I? For how long?” In true Fraser fashion she faced the conflict
I’m done being pissed at ye.” Jamie set
down his pencil, and leaned back in his big leather chair. He shook his head, then raised his arm and
waved her in. She shut the door behind
sorry, Jamie. Truly.”
apologize to me, Janet. Apologize to my
wife.” Jamie was not going to make this
easy. He loved his sister, but what she
did was not easily forgiven.
even possessed ye?” Jamie said,
incredulous, as he made his way over to the conference table, hand outstretched
for the bag of food.
raised her chin. “I was angry. Angry at the situation, and if I’m honest,
angry at Claire for going to France when ye didna want her to, for doing too
much, and risking the baby.”
sighed, exasperated. “I explained this
to ye. I told ye on the phone from
Paris, and I told ye when we got back home here. There was nothing anyone could do. Not Claire. Not a doctor.
No one. And frankly, Janet,
thinking a weekly Sunday dinner would have made a difference is madness.”
not just ‘Sunday dinner’ Jamie. It’s
our family tradition!” She sat down hard
in her chair.
stopped unpacking the food and leveled a look at his sister. “No, it’s yer tradition. Ye started it after
Da died. That was yer choice. I came because I had nothing else to do. And if ye remember, when Claire and I first
got together, I missed a few dinners.
So, whatever that was yesterday,” he waved his hand in the air, “that lashing out
at Claire, it wasna fair.” He walked
over to his small refrigerator, and pulled out two waters.
sat and absorbed what her brother just revealed. The dinners were a means to an end. She needed something to keep them together
after yet another family death. Jamie,
and Ian needed to heal together after the accident.
Somewhere along the way she’d lost sight of what she was actually trying
Jenny hesitated. “Maybe I just wanted her around more, to share pregnancy stories,
and build a kinship with. I never see
a funny way of building a kinship.” Jamie
pulled out his chair, and sat down. “Would
ye begrudge my wife her dream? Hmmm?” Jamie took a bite of his food.
said nothing. She poked around in her
container for a moment. Then, looked at
raised an eyebrow. “What if it were wee
Kitty, wantin’ to be a doctor? Would ye
tell her no because it might take away from her family for a time? What if Maggie went back to school at the
same time she was pregnant, wantin’ a career and a family? Would ye turn yer venom on her?”
don’t be dramatic, Jamie! Venom,
set down his fork, and wiped his mouth.
He crossed his arms over his chest.
ye ever think, Janet, that in all the ways it matters to a woman, ye’ve had it
easier than she has? Do ye ever think,
does that mean?” Jenny’s voice rose in
grew up on an estate, with parents who loved ye. She lost her parents at five years old. Dammit, she canna even remember her mother!” He leaned forward to make his point, “Ye had siblings,
she grew up alone. Ye were given a place
in the family business, and she’s still trying to find her place in the
world. Ye’ve had bairn after bairn, no
problem at all. And Claire and I,” he
swallowed, hands braced on the edge of the table, “Claire and I canna manage to have one in our
four years together.”
Jamie looked hard at his sister, voice controlled but quivering. “I’ll never forget
what Claire said after they took Faith away.
She said, we didna just lose a child.
We lost a lifetime with someone we’d never even met.”
reached across the table and laid a hand on her brother, squeezing his forearm.
am sorry, Jamie.”
Jamie covered his sister’s hand with his own. “I keep tellin’
ye. It’s no’ me ye need to apologize to.”
walked out the front doors of the hospital hearing the swish of the large glass
panes close behind her. She heard a
sharp whistle off to her left, and turned her head.
“Alec!” She strode over to the black Range Rover happy
to see the man who was both friend and protector. He came around the back of the car, accepted her
kiss on his cheek, and opened the back door for her.
just inclined his head towards the interior of the vehicle. Thinking Jamie was inside, Claire grinned and
poked her head inside.
Claire cut her eyes to Alec. He stood stoic,
looking over her head. “Coward,” she
he whispered back.
shoved her bag at him, hard, making him grunt in the process, and climbed
tucked into a pizza, both using the distraction of food to break the tension. Two pints later the surface chatter was
took a long swallow of her beer, fortifying herself. “I’m
very sorry for what I said, Claire. I
didna mean a word of it.” Jenny looked
her sister-in-law in the eye, hoping Claire saw her sincerity.
returned the solemn gaze. “That’s the
problem, Jenny. I think you did.”
eyes glistened. It seemed she would have to open up to Claire as she did to Jamie. She took a deep breath. “A small part of me
blamed ye for the miscarriage. When Jamie
told me what happened I thought ye must have done something to bring it upon
yerself. Worked too hard, not thinking
of the consequences. And then I thought,
if I had made ye come to Sunday suppers so I could get ye off yer feet a bit,
it may have made a difference.”
sat still, hands in her lap, letting Jenny work through her feelings. The noise of the pub surrounded them with
soft chatter, the clink of glasses, knives and forks hitting plates. If there was one thing Claire learned as a
doctor, it was to listen to patients.
think,” Jenny continued honestly, “I think a small part of me is wanting to replace what
I lost. A brother, mother, father. I want a big family, and perhaps that’s
why. When Jamie married ye, I was
thrilled to have a sister.” She wiped at
her nose. “Never had one of those,” she
chuckled. She was relieved to see
Claire’s small smile. “And I know my
brother wants bairns. I want them for
him. And for you,” she added hastily. “So.
So when Faith was lost, I got angry.
Angry at the both of ye, but maybe mostly angry at God for taking yet
another one of my family members away.”
wiped her eyes, and looked at the woman who was sister and friend to her. “But since my parents
always told me it was a sin to be angry at God, I got angry at you instead.”
reached across the table to took both of Jenny’s hands in her own, and squeezed
am very sorry for what I said, Claire. I
didna mean a word of it.”
“I accept your
apology, Jenny.” The women gazed at each
other in silent understanding. They,
just like Ian and Jamie, would have each other’s backs from this point forward.
Claire said, letting go of Jenny and lifting her glass, “Let’s get drunk.”
heard her well before she arrived at the door.
He heard her stumble and the backpack skitter down the stairs. “Fuck!”
opened the door to their flat and peered over the banister. She was trying to turn around to go back
it, mo graidh! I’ll get it.” He stepped quickly down the stairs, passing
his wife in the process. “Christ,
Sassenach, ye smell like a brewery.” He
grabbed the bag, then strode up the stairs and tucked an arm around Claire,
leading her up to their flat. “Had a
good time wi’ Jenny, then?”
aye,” Claire said. Jamie laughed loudly. Aye? She was completely sozzled.
escorted her slowly up the stairs, catching her every slip. Claire kept up a slurring commentary of her
and Jenny’s evening. When he finally got
her in the flat, she turned and wrapped her arms around his waist.
half naked,” she said, eyes unfocused.
She leaned forward and kissed the middle of his chest.
ready for bed, that’s why.” He breathed
deeply. “And you,” he said, pushing her
away from him, “need a shower.”
tired. Too drunk.” She smiled up at him, “But maybe if you
helped me? Washed my back?”
smiled. Vixen. “It’s not been six
weeks yet, Claire.”
locked the door, flipped off the light switch, and bustled his wife off to the bathroom.
But only two more weeks to go. Not that I’m counting.