c: accident prone

Accident Prone
Jawbreaker
Accident Prone

What’s the furthest place from here?
It hasn’t been my day for a couple years.
What’s a couple more?
And if I go, don’t forget the one good thing I almost did.
I learned your name without words.
I used my eyes, not my hands.
What’s the closest you can come to an almost total wreck and still walk away,
All limbs intact?
And when I go, you’ll be there crying out, begging me.
I won’t hear.
I’ll just go fast into this night on broken legs.
A near miss or a close call?
I keep a room at the hospital.
I scratch my accidents into the wall.
I couldn’t wait to breathe your breath.
I cut in line,
I bled to death.
I got to you, there was nothing left.
What’s the meanest you can be to the one you claim to love
And still smile to your new found friends?
In the same confusing breath,
You pull away and draw me in.
I wanted you. You wanted more.
I built this life and now it’s mine.

In Central Park

http://archiveofourown.org/works/10994757

In Central Park

Category: Gen

Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), Thor (Movies),

Characters: Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster (Marvel)

Additional tags: Lab accidents, Alternate Universe

Summary

Darcy winds up in Central Park. Blame Jane.


Contrary to popular belief, Jane and Darcy are not at the end of a 77 hour no-sleep bender when the incident happens. They aren’t 57, 37, or even 27 hours into a star-gazing-machine-building marathon.

It is, in fact, about ten in the morning. They’ve both had a good night’s sleep. They’ve both had their morning coffee and a decent breakfast. They’ve taken all the necessary safety precautions and double checked - no, triple checked - all the wiring etc.

There is no excuse for what happens.

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This will make you weep uncontrollably.

Accident Prone, chapter 9 (a Baldo fic)

Chapter 8

Barry knew he wanted to tell Naldo how he felt. In fact. Barry was actually really excited to tell Naldo. He already knew that Naldo had feelings for him, so there was nothing to be scared of. Everything would be great.

That’s what Barry kept telling himself, anyway. But deep down he knew it wasn’t true. Maybe things would work out and he and Naldo could be together, and that would be amazing. But Barry knew that wouldn’t be the end of his problems. He had always been a bit of a worrier, and he couldn’t help stressing over how other people would react when they knew the two boys were a couple.

Even though Barry wasn’t popular by any means, he wasn’t actively disliked by his peers. They were indifferent to him. But that would probably change if they knew Barry was dating a boy, wouldn’t it? They would look at him differently. They would judge him. Barry tried not to spend too much time dwelling on what other people would think of him, but as a high schooler, these things did affect his life a great deal. He couldn’t just shrug off the feelings like they didn’t matter.

He figured he should just take things one step at a time, so he didn’t get overwhelmed by the stress. First things first, he had to tell Naldo how he felt. No more putting it off. It was time.

So when Barry woke up the next morning, he rushed to the lab. He wanted to tell Naldo as soon as possible. He was so ready. It seemed like hours before Naldo finally arrived, but it was actually probably only a few minutes. Barry was just so eager to share his feelings that the time seemed to crawl. Barry laughed at that thought. He couldn’t remember any other time when he has been so excited to share his feelings. Usually it made him uncomfortable to talk about how he was feeling. But not now. Not with Naldo.

When Naldo walked in the door, Barry beamed at him. Naldo immediately smiled back. “You’re in a good mood,” he commented, heading over to the counter Barry was leaning against.

“I am.” Barry held each of Naldo’s hands in his own. “I have something to tell you.”

Naldo’s smile grew. Was this going where he thought it was going? It had to be, right? Why else would Barry be holding his hands? Why else would Barry’s eyes be twinkling like that? This was it, wasn’t it? Naldo’s heart was beating so fast he could almost hear it.

Barry took a deep breath. “I love you, Renaldo. More than a friend. More than I ever thought I could love anybody.” His eyes were filling up with tears, but his smile grew wider by the word. “I am in love with you. And I’m sorry it took me so long to see that.”

Naldo’s eyes were also beginning to water. “What changed? A couple days ago you just wanted to be friends.”

“A couple days ago I was scared,” Barry admitted. “I didn’t want our friendship to change. I didn’t want anything to change. You know I’ve always been afraid of losing you.”

Naldo cupped Barry’s cheek and wiped away a tear. “You don’t have to be afraid of that. I’m not going anywhere.”

“I know.” Barry’s voice was watery with sobs, but his smile was bigger than ever. “And I’m so happy.”

“Me too.” Naldo wrapped his arms around Barry and squeezed him tight. “So we’re doing this?”

Barry pulled slightly away from the hug, still loosely clinging onto Naldo. “We’re doing this.” He held Naldo’s face in his hands and leaned in. This kiss was less urgent than their first one. It was less out of desperation and more out of happiness. It was two boys in love, showing that love as deeply as they could. Barry put everything he had into the kiss, and Naldo gave everything he had in return. Both boys were still crying, but they had never felt happier.

Eventually Naldo pulled back to catch his breath. He looked into Barry’s eyes and saw that they were now dry. He saw how happy Barry was, and it made him feel incredible. It was wonderful to know that he could be the cause of that happiness. He never wanted this feeling to go away. So he leaned back in and kissed Barry again, this time quickly and sweetly. “Hey,” he whispered, inched from Barry’s lips. “I love you.”

“I love you, too,” Barry whispered back, catching Naldo’s lips in his own once more. His heart was so full, and he felt downright euphoric. He had forgotten everything he had been worrying about earlier. It didn’t matter what anyone thought or what they said. All that mattered was that Barry and Naldo were together now.

“Hey, we should tell Cyd and Shelby,” Naldo suggested a few minutes later when the boys had settled into the booth, both sitting on the same side so they could be as close as possible.

Barry agreed. Even if he was still a little nervous about how people at school would react, he at least knew that their friends would be thrilled for them. Cyd and Shelby should be arriving at the lab pretty soon anyway, and now the boys would have good news to share when they got there.

“Hey guys,” Cyd greeted when she and Shelby entered the RV about 20 minutes later. Barry was leaning against the counter, looking like he was trying to appear casual, and Naldo was sitting on the edge of the booth, his feet rapidly tapping the ground. “Everything okay?” she asked her friends. She knew about the kiss from a few days ago, but Naldo had told her the awkwardness had passed. So why were the boys acting so jittery?

“Yep, everything’s great,” Naldo beamed. “Better than great, actually. We have some news.” He stood up and joined Barry by the counter.

Shelby grabbed Cyd’s hand excitedly. Was this happening? Had Barry finally realized he had feeling for Naldo? After hearing about the kiss, Shelby had been disappointed that Barry had insisted the boys just be friends. But she knew that wouldn’t last. Maybe Barry wasn’t sure how he felt, but it was clear to Shelby and Cyd. The way he looked at Naldo gave it all away. The boy was in love, whether he knew it or not.

Cyd squeezed Shelby’s hand. Had Barry admitted his feelings to Naldo? How great! All that Cyd wanted was for her friends to be happy, so she had been very upset when Naldo had told her that Barry didn’t reciprocate his feelings. Cyd had been sure that Barry was just in denial, but she didn’t tell Naldo, because if she got his hopes up for nothing she would have felt terrible. But secretly she hoped Barry would eventually admit to himself and to the others that he loved Naldo just like Naldo loved him. Had that day already come? Cyd was so pleased.

And the girls were even more excited when their hunch was confirmed. Barry placed Naldo’s hand in his own and interlocked their fingers. “Renaldo and I are together now,” he announced, looking quickly to Naldo and then facing the girls.

“Ah, really?” Shelby exclaimed, at the same time Cyd burst out, “It’s about time!” The boys laughed and moved forward to hug their friends, who wrapped their arms around them in delight.

“We’re so happy for you!” Cyd said as they all pulled away from the hug. “How did it happen?”

“Well really, it was all Renaldo,” Barry replied. “If he hadn’t kissed me the other day, I’m afraid I never would have admitted how I felt. I was in such deep denial because I was so afraid of losing him.”

“But then when he kissed you, you still didn’t admit how you felt,” Shelby pointed out.

“I know, it was stupid. I just… I never let myself believe that Naldo could feel that way about me. So when it happened, I was so shocked.”

Naldo laughed. “I never let myself think that you would feel the same way about me,”he admitted.

“So I guess we’re both to blame for how long it took,” Barry offered.

“Yeah, for geniuses, you’re both pretty stupid,” Cyd declared.

“I wish I had realized how I felt sooner,” Barry said. “But you know I’ve never been great at reading feelings. Even my own.”

“It’s okay,” Naldo assured him. “It took me a long time to figure out my feelings, too. We’re just slow on the uptake. But all that matters is that we’re together now.” He brought Barry’s hand to his lips and placed on a kiss on the boy’s knuckles.

Barry lay his head on Naldo’s shoulder. He had never felt so content in his life. He couldn’t believe how lucky he was. He was in love with his best friend, and the feeling was mutual. They were together now, and they were so happy. Barry never could have imagined this life for himself when he was younger. But now he had it, and he was never going to let it go.

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I’m so sorry it took my so long to write this chapter! I’ve been a bit busy, but once I got a message today requesting an update, I got to work on it! I hope you like it!

This week on My Life™ I narrowly missed slicing my palm wide open. Basically I needed to cut something so I got one of my mum's big ass kitchen knives so it would be quicker, anyways the knife wasn't cutting the damn thing so here I am literally seconds away from slamming my palm down on the blade cause I thought I needed more strength/pressure or whatever, it was like a slow motion movie sequence I am not kidding, my mum having heard me say the knife wasn't working turns from away from the sink where she's washing the dishes and yells. Turns out I had the knife upside down, so I was trying to cut with the blunt side and about to slam my hand on the very sharp teeth of the cutting side.

I’m okay though and I still have my left hand

Originally posted by 60scartoons