Claire sat in the wide bench at the hospital’s
locker room, her ears filled with a high bleeping sound, the voices around her
as distant and foreign as creatures of the bottom of the deepest ocean. Her
eyes were fixed on her silver ring – the flesh underneath it raw and reddened
after hours of nervously twisting it on her finger, akin to a prisoner fighting
a shackle turned life raft.
“What happened to you?” A shadow extended next
to her and she blankly stared above, watching as one of her colleagues, Joe
Abernathy, frowned as he looked at her.
“Nothing.” She croaked, her tongue feeling
ridiculously dry and furred after hours of screams and sobs in the seclusion of
her apartment, followed by a prolonged silence.
“Hmpf.” He vocalized in a doubtful tone. “Ye
look more like everything happened,
than nothing. Do you want to grab a cup of coffee, Fraser? Or a bucket?”
“Don’t call me that!” She hissed, tears
stinging her eyes – Claire tried to keep them forcefully opened, to avoid
overflowing. “Claire. Just Claire.”
“Alright.” He said more softly, sitting next to
her. His dark skin deeply contrasted with her own, made even more marble white
than usual by fatigue and heartbreak.
wasn’t exactly a friend – but he was one of the few colleagues who had shown
her compassion and camaraderie, never taking a chance to shine that implied to
throw another resident under the proverbial bus. He was always nice and they
exchanged pleasantries every time the occasion called for words between them –
but Claire had been too busy daydreaming about Jamie for the past few months,
to really dedicate herself to the task of establishing a fulfilling friendship.
I don’t want you anymore. Claire
mechanically pressed the ring against her raw finger, welcoming the pain that
kept her grounded to the present.
“You know what?” Joe slapped his big hands
against his knees, covered with blue scrubs. “I think I have just the thing you
need. A nasty Whipple procedure in OR two in twenty minutes. What do you say?”
“I can’t take your surgery, Joe. You earned
that with your hard work assisting Doctor Raymond on that hemorrhoidectomy.”
Claire shook her head, crumpling her surgical cap.
“You need to cut, Lady Jane.” He smiled with
kindness. “People can say whatever they want, but I know a surgeon when I see
one – and you’re it. Once you have the blade in your hand, you’ll be able to
forget – or at least to push to the outskirts of your mind – whatever is bothering
you so much. On the off-chance that
doesn’t work, you can always pretend you’re cutting the face of whoever hurt
Claire breathed deeply – the smell of deodorant
and foot powder a soothing presence, reassuring her that some things were still
the same. She had come to the hospital almost in the middle of the night for it
– trying to leave the wreckage of her life behind the closed door of her apartment
- only to discover that the destruction had found a cranny whereby it could
enter her body, taking hold of her like a parasite with an innocent host.
If only she could shed her entire body with its
memories, like a blessed snake, perhaps she could morph into something else.
Freedom. Forgetfulness. Painless
breathing again. But she was only allowed blue scrubs, with matching cap and
mask – they would have to serve that purpose.
“If you’re sure.” She said hesitantly. “I’ll
try not to disturb you too much.”
“Nonsense.” He clapped, ecstatic. You’ll do
just fine. Don’t overthink it.”
“Alright.” Claire raised from the bench to tie
her black sneakers. Make a loop. Tie it
harder. Breathe. As she prepared to walk beside him, she wrinkled her nose
in confusion in his direction. “Who
the hell is Lady Jane?”
Edinburgh, Present day
“You’re awake.” Claire greeted, entering his
room and seeing him half-sited, reclined against a pile of pillows, doing
exercises with his hand. “It’s late, but I was quite busy today – a couple of
patients from the fire needed to be re-interventioned for some complications.”
“That’s alright.” Jamie gave her a shy smile.
“I dinna expect ye to come at all, so it’s a nice surprise.”
“I hear they are offering you a medal for your
brave conduct while on duty.” She said in an attempt of conversational tone,
sitting on a chair by his bed. “Just saw two grown men sobbing their eyes out
while coming here, talking about how Chief Fraser is a goddam hero and saved
“Well,” He replied, slightly shrugging his
shoulders in a blatant sign of discomfort. “I don’t feel like a hero. More like
“Hm.” She snorted in outspoken agreement.
“Can’t really challenge that. How is your hand?”
“Rigid. Tender.” Jamie grimaced, showing her
the bandaged hand with just the tip of the fingers visible. “But hopefully, in
time, I’ll be able to wipe my own arse with it.”
The corners of her mouth almost formed a smile,
but she hurriedly commanded them to stop. Almost.
He used to make her smile all the time, effortlessly - and it seemed like
the wheels and screws of her body still remembered that easy mechanism.
“Claire…” He started in a pleading tone.
“Why do you still wear your wedding ring,
Jamie?” Claire anticipated in a low voice. “We have been divorced for almost
ten years – and you took away its
meaning even before that.”
“Don’t ye know?” He replied in a soft tone, as
his fingers dutifully played with the small exercise rubber ball.
“How would I
know?” She said, anger bringing an edge to her words. “You told me you didn’t want me anymore. That you had someone else
you wanted to be with – I expected to find you remarried with a proper Scottish
wife, a handful of children around your bed. And yet there’s no wife around to
fluff your pillows and put jelly in the mouth of her valiant husband.”
He tilted his head, as if he was embarrassed by
her words. “I had my reasons to say that.”
“Let’s hear them, then.” She crossed her arms
and looked impatiently at him. “I believe you owe me at least the curtsy of the
Jamie nodded and for a moment his eyes seemed
lost in contemplation of something invisible, pages of their story turning
backwards until he could find the appropriate chapter and the words to tell it.
When he talked again, his voice was quick and low, slightly ragged.
“Ye were failing.” He looked at her as if
urging her to understand. “Ye told me that yourself. Everything ye had worked
so hard to accomplish was turning into smoke.” Jamie clenched his jaw. “I knew
it was because of me – my fault. When
ye met me, I changed the course of yer life. Ye were torn – distracted. I had
to do something.”
“What?” Claire whispered, the world slightly
tilting around her like a bizarre attraction in an amusement park. “Tell me,
Jamie – What did you do?”
“How does a man wilfully rip his heart out of
his chest? What madness can drive ye to do such a thing?” He whispered, as if
to himself, before he glanced at her. “Not madness – love. I found I could do it, as long as I knew ye safe and well.”
“I don’t understand.” She babbled - but
realization was slowly dawning on her, brutal and consuming as wildfire,
leaving her shaking like a burnt leaf on the wind.
“I already knew what I needed to do.” Jamie
nodded, immersed on his tale – finally able to share his terrible truth, a numbing
dart to the poisonous beast that sat on his chest. “I made the decision the
night we spoke on the phone – promised to myself I’d do it when I went to visit
ye. But I couldn’t!” He closed his healthy hand on a fist, his body trembling
from strong emotion. “I was weak. I couldna stop myself from loving ye again
and again – knowing I couldna lie to yer body; swearing every time I touched ye
would be the last. One last day of happiness – one last memory I could hold on
Claire was openly crying by then, tears
silently falling across her cheeks, witnesses of two broken hearts bleeding
together into the world.
“I went to see Doctor Raymond one afternoon.”
Jamie gulped. “I was hoping there might be another way. But he confirmed what I
already knew – he told me ye were a natural healer, a potential brilliant
surgeon, if ye were allowed to focus solely on that. He promised he would take
care of you.” He finished softly.
“You told me you didn’t want me!” Claire
repeated, lips quivering, her amber eyes open in shock.
“I thought I’d die from saying it. But
ultimately I would say that and much worse, Claire.” He affirmed, his blue eyes
moist but defiant. “I would deny God himself and Jesus on the cross for yer
sake. I would disown my own heart and lungs. There’s no limit for what I’d do
for ye to have peace, mo nighean donn.”
“It was not your choice to make!” She sobbed,
slightly rocking herself on the chair. “My
life, James Fraser. My fucking life. Our
“Aye.” He rubbed his eyes with the back of his
hand. “It is that. But I canna say I regret it, Claire. Joe told me how many
people you saved just today – how every young surgeon looks up to you now. It
seems to me I made the right choice.”
“You don’t know a thing…” Claire hissed. “About
what I went through. I barely made it…I was barely sane.” Her voice sounded
like a woman drowning even to her own ears. “You wouldn’t even see me to sign
the divorce papers, you sent Ned Gowan in your place…”
“I never said I wasna a coward.” Jamie
admitted, slightly tilting his head. “I dinna trust myself not to fall on my
knees and beg yer forgiveness. To tell ye right there and then of my wicked
ways. To kiss ye and never let go. I hoped…” His voice broke. “You’d never have
to see me again.”
“I thought you were in love with someone else.”
Claire sobbed, closing her eyes to block the sight of his face, grimacing in
pain. “I couldn’t close my eyes without seeing you laying with a faceless
woman, whom you’d say everything you once said to me. Listening all your
promises turning into lies.”
“There was never another woman.” He whispered,
tears falling down his lashes. “There could never be another woman, Claire. I
still wore yer wedding ring because – papers or no – I will forever be married
to ye. I will always love ye, mo
“I could never forgive you for this…” Claire
entwined her hands, like a silent prayer for the ability to retrieve what had
been lost between them. “You took away my choice. You traded our love for
something I never wanted. You decided for us both.”
“Aye.” He swallowed hard – his voice hoarse and
broken beyond repair. “But can ye honestly say I was wrong in thinking that
this is the woman ye were meant to become? That by letting ye go I wasna in
fact loving ye more than I ever could be keeping ye?” Jamie closed his eyes,
whispering. “Mine are the sins of a lover. Ye were given to me, Claire – and I
loved ye well.”
“I don’t know where he went, (y/n). He just sort of disappeared after I tried to give him a present.” Olive told the girl before shrugging, “He’s always liked this around this time of year. I’ve asked him once before, but all he did was blow up in my face. So try not to ask him if you find him.” (y/n) sigh as the girl patted her back before leaving her alone in Enoch’s bedroom. She has been looking for her boyfriend all day long and yet there was no trace of where he could be. Apparently Miss Peregrine knows where he was, but she wouldn’t say. Wanting to find out what is happening with Enoch, she continued her search.
So she started to look in the places that won’t seem likely of where he’ll go hide. She had already checked the other places that were obvious like; his bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, library, dining room, other children’s rooms. The place that seem very unlikely of where he would go would be outside. Quickly, she ran down the stairs and ran out the door excitedly. Her head was so focused on finding Enoch that she didn’t notice the soccer ball flying at her. When she did though, she yelp and fell to the ground on all fours. She looked up to see Hugh and Millard playing soccer and now they both were looking down at her.
“You okay, (y/n)?” Hugh asked, a few bees flying out of his mouth. She nodded as she stood back up, brushing the grass off her dress before looking around the area.
In the hospital Jerome actually gets kinda nervous the first time you fall asleep after birth. When he sees you eyes close he immediately panics and feels your pulse. He also strokes your hair a lot, gives you head kisses, pet the top of both your hands, kisses your knuckles, strokes your cheeks, and kisses your nose a lot. He is in awe to see you be happy after birth. He’s even happier to see you and the baby together and smiling.
The baby looks just like Jerome. Like I mean exact. When you see them together for the first time its like Jerome is looking in a mirror. Its so cute, it gives you enough energy to take a picture on your phone. He also born with a head of red hair. Soft red hair, its so hard to keep the little hat on because its fun to touch and feel. When the hat goes on you just sit and stroke Jerome’s hair because it feels similar.
C= Care Taking
When you bring the baby home Jerome mostly takes care of him. He literally is so good with your son in every single way. Jerome’s big smile makes the baby stop crying completely. When he changes the baby’s diaper he can do it well and very fast. Lastly, the baby loves when Jerome feeds him baby food because Jerome tries it first and spits it out. Then he swears and washes it out of his mouth. The baby laughs and Jerome sticks the food in his little mouth.
On the day of the delivery Jerome acts crazier than he ever has around you. He laughs at everything, he tells the doctors how they are “fucking stupid cogs”, he takes tools off the tray and throw them into the wall, lastly he almost killed one of the nurses who kept telling you to breath. It made him mad because your were breathing hard and this lady wouldn’t shut up. When you went into delivery Jerome got serious and whispered things into your ear and gave you kisses until the pain was over.
During the pregnancy there weren’t many emergencies. The only major one was when you started feeling horrible pains in your stomach. You woke Jerome up and he kissed your stomach, paced around the room, and sweared his head off. Afterward he held you really close and talked to the baby about calming down. Then he calmed you down.
F= First Time Seeing the Baby
When Jerome first saw the baby he laughed like it was a joke. Until the baby was in his arms, then a single tear fell from his face. He fell in love with the kid. Never feeling any family love (mom, dad, sibling, etc.) he realized how much he really wanted a family. When you first saw the baby it was an instant connection like a usual mother. Although you were quite nervous about how Jerome felt.
G= Gender (s)
Its a little boy (the first kid anyhow).
H= Hair Color
Red and Orange just like his papa
You don’t get sick as much as usual pregnant women. You mostly only get sick when you eat sour food. But, surprisingly enough the blood Jerome brings around the house. And trust me he gets it everywhere. Even on you, when he comes home he will sometimes forget about what he did. So, when you wake up its everywhere on your clothes.
Jerome makes you jump more when your pregnant unless your on stairs. He likes to scare you because your more vulnerable and emotional when your pregnant. If it makes you cry he’ll apologize and hold you (if you let him). Towards the end of the pregnancy he stops scaring you because he’s afraid the baby may just come out.
K= Keeping the Baby?
There actually was a conversation about it. Jerome actually wanted to keep the child. He said it was because he “wanted a legacy”. But, in reality he wanted a family to love. You wanted the baby but, Jerome’s killing people worried you. That Karma might come for Jerome. At the end of the night you both kept the baby.
There is always love to go around your little family. For an example. When you first brought the baby home Jerome actually got scared that the baby would die because of something little. So, around 2:00 AM in the morning Jerome went into the babies room and brought him into your bedroom. When he came in you were awake because you knew Jerome got up. he brought the baby over to the bed and laid down. There Jerome laid the small baby boy on his chest and you both talked to him and touched him.
When you were pregnant the baby moved around all the time. Jerome put his head on your stomach a lot, put his hands on your stomach, and kissed your stomach. When Jerome wasn’t around you talked to the baby about him. Like the stuff he did or the stuff he did in he circus.
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O= On Time
The baby actually came a bit early. The due date was August 21st but ended out being August 16th.
There was actually more pain in before he was born. At home you would have some random pain more. The pains at the hospital were more expected. The ones before at home were not.
Youdidn’t reallyhave any. Yourmothermostlytaughtyouabouteverything. Heaskedhimselfonequestionmorethantherest.Thisquestionwas “Will the baby love me?” Andofcoursethebabyloveshim.
Jerome constantly makes you rest before and after you give birth. If he sees you do anything with too much standing or movement he goes “nope”. Then he carries you to the couch or bed. He makes you stay there for the rest of the day/night.
S= Singing to the Baby
Jerome sing the big top song to the baby before and after he’s born.You sing any song that comes into your head. When you do that you try not to say the swear words.
T= Talking to the Baby
Jerome is the more constant one. He feels like the baby really wants to hear his voice constantly. You usually tell him that the baby loves his voice and loves him. Which makes him talk even more. You love to pet his hair when he talks to the baby. Even if its not always sweet.
U= Underneath the Man/Womans Heart
Underneath Jerome’s wonderful ego he wants a family to love him. He also wants to love a family for once. He wants a family that he won’t resent and want to kill. He just wants to be truly happy with the people that he really love.
V= Vision as in Supervision
Jerome probably watches over both of you a lot. He doesn’t want the only things he loves to be destroyed. That would literally make him kill all of Gotham City. He tries to make the three of you stay close when he comes home. You send him pictures of the both of you constantly to reassure him that your okay.
W= When the Baby is Born
Both of you end up completely in love with barely any problems at first. Jerome feels an amazing sensation with the three of you together. It makes him overjoyed. His heart feels every emotion and touch.
X= Xray or Ultrasound
You didn’t really go to regular appointments. Although you did have one ultrasound picture. It was from when you first figured out you were pregnant. That’s how you told Jerome. You folded the picture and put it in his old police hat. Then you walked into the room and put it on his head. You then started making breakfast. Eventually Jerome figured out and started laughing insanely. Eventually you told him it wasn’t a joke. He told you that he knew but, he was just really really happy.
The first time the baby yawned Jerome was holding him. You were all three falling asleep in you and Jerome’s bed. He was stroking the babies back and he yawned quietly and then snuggled his head into Jerome’s big hand.
Usually the baby falls fast asleep quickly. He stays asleep almost all night. Which worries Jerome a lot because your mom told stories about you crying at night. So, Jerome usually goes into the babies room and feels his pulse. Once he knows the baby is okay Jerome crawls back into bed with you.
Summary: You are the newest member of the peculiar family, your parents dropping you off just a few weeks ago. As much as you want to forget your old life, you still find yourself getting homesick every now and again. Lucky for you there is a certain someone that makes the loop somewhat bearable.
The past few weeks had been hard for you. In such a short amount of time you had to adjust to a new home, a new ability-or “peculiarity” as Miss Peregrine and her children called it-and most difficult of all, the realization that you would have to relive the same day over and over again.
Miss Peregrine was extremely welcoming when your parents dropped you off at her doorstep, scared and confused when it came to the power you could harness. She and the other peculiars made it easier for you to be yourself and you loved them for it but it was still hard to let go of your old life.
And now, sitting in the garden Fiona had created, you pulled out a your old iPod, your only keepsake other than a few books from the modern world. It was a miracle that it was still working and you only listened to a few songs a week in order to keep the battery alive.
The sun began to set in the distance and you sighed, letting your thoughts run wild. It wasn’t your fault that you were peculiar and it wasn’t your parent’s fault that they didn’t understand you but something inside kept making you feel guilty for some reason.
The sound of footsteps behind you pulled you from your thoughts and you quickly hid the iPod under your sleeve. Turning, you saw a headful of loose curls. “Enoch, you scared me.” you admitted as he approached you with a smile that only you could bring to his face.
“I thought you were Miss P.” you stated and he naturally sat beside you. “You’re safe. I’m just here to tell you that dinner is ready.” You slipped an earphone back into your ear and thanked him. “Okay, I’ll be in in a minute.” “You alright (Y/N)?” he asked worriedly.
“I’m just homesick is all.” You slumped back against the tree and Enoch spoke quickly. “I can stay out here with you for a bit?” His cheeks flushed and his eyes scanned yours, trying to read your expression. “Uhm, only if you want that is.”
You smiled up at him, admiring how he looked on this beautiful day and thinking about how it would always be like this with him. You couldn’t believe that the two of you had grown so close in such a short amount of time. Hell, you didn’t know if Enoch could be close to anyone.
“I would like that, Enoch.” you said and he once again sat next to you in the grass. For a while you just sat there, drowning out reality with your music and pointing out the occasional cloud, until Enoch finally spoke. “So what is that thing? I always see you on it but I still don’t know what its for.”
“It’s an iPod.” you said nonchalantly and he knitted his brows together. “Right, it is like a little music player.” you added and he nodded. “Cool. Can I…Can I listen?” His request surprised you but you obliged and scooted a bit closer to him, handing him the opposite ear bud.
“Wow.” Enoch grinned as the song went on, closing his eyes to better absorb the music. The lyrics carried and soon the two of you were humming along to Between the Bars by Elliot Smith, the words perfectly describing how you felt and making the tension rise between you and Enoch.
“Drink up, baby, stay up all night, with the things you could do, you won’t but you might. The potential you’ll be that you’ll never see, the promises you’ll only make.”
Enoch was closer now, his face just inches away from yours and his breathing growing faster. The only thing you could think about was kissing him-something you’d thought about often but had never actually done. But now, looking into his deep brown eyes, it seemed nearly impossible.
“Drink up, baby, look at the stars. I’ll kiss you again, between the bars. Where I’m seeing you there, with your hands in the air, waiting to finally be caught.”
When he finally spoke, his voice was low and his words rushed. “Can I kiss you?” “You don’t have to ask.” you laughed and met him half way, eagerly placing your lips on his, the two of you sharing a soft kiss.
Side Note: This is my first ever imagine and feedback is welcome! Requests are open for all things MPHFPC! :)
- I don’t know if i mentioned this before but he’d be s o s o s o s o nervous about you two because he really likes you and he doesn’t wanna fuck up
- Him literally saying he loves you 5,000 times a day ?? like literally.
- “Hey Jacob wanted to-” “Absolutely not sorry.”
- Him picking out which dress you should wear on the off occasion you actually wear one
- I feel like the way he’d hold your hand is really odd ? Like not the normal kinda side hand but the full on lacing your fingers together? Kinda like this ??:
- Also the way you’d cuddle would actually be the cutest thing ever. Like you’d face each other, you two would probably giggle and talk about random things. Like even though he’s usually really cruel to everyone, he’s really sweet when it comes to you, especially when you two cuddle:
- He’d randomly sneak up behind you and hug you at different times during the day:
- You two would read together a lot. Like it seems really stupid but it’s not a huge activity but it still somehow makes you feel closer together.
- You once suggested how you thought he’d look cute in a bow tie so he got Olive and Claire and or Miss Peregrine (those cute lil baby fashion designers, bless them) to make one for him to wear to impress you.
- “If you look at my girlfriend I’ll kill you.”
“If you think about my girlfriend in a provocative way I’ll kill you.”
“If you d a r e lay a finger on my girlfriend I’ll kill you, bring you to life again and kill you again.”
- I feel like his nickname for you would be either princess or sweetheart (baby girl ??)
- He’d hate arguing so much like that shit tears him apart man
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
Could you do a Enoch x reader? The reader is somewhat dead? (She’s ice
cold, dark eyes, pale skin and has no heart beat yet she still acts
human.) she posses the power to heal. Thank you
“Flora, I told you to be careful” You scolded the girl and took her hand in your own. A steady stream of red blood oozed from the girl’s finger where the flower clippers had bit into her flesh.
You clicked your tongue against your teeth and shook your head. “here, let me.” You sighed and pressed your cold lips to the gash which sealed up instantly.
“There. now be more careful” You instructed her and dusted the soil off your knees and made for the house.
“Hey Olive.” You smiled at the ginger girl in the kitchen, “Where’s Enoch?”
“Where he always is.” she scoffed and tossed you an apple. Your paper white hand caught the fruit midair and tossed it a few times.
“Is he pouting?” you asked.
“No, just sulking like usual.”
“Of course.” You sighed and wandered up the stairs and into Enoch’s “workshop”. Leaning on the wooden door frame you took a hand bite out of the apple and chewed expectantly as your gaze landed on the boy siting cross legged on the floor.
“Hey there Handsome.” You greeted him and he didn’t even bother to look up before grunting.
“Can I come in?”
“Hm” He grunted again and your rolled your eyes before sitting next to him in silence, waiting for him to say or do something besides fiddle with his dolls.
“May, aren’t we articulate today.” You teased him and leaned forward and set your chin on his shoulder and cast your dark eyes up to him. “HellOoOo? You’re far away. Where are you?”
“I’m… busy.” he spoke slowly.
“Can I bother you for a moment?” you asked. “I promise it’ll be worth it.”
“Hm.” He simply grunted again and you sighed and laid flat on your back, pushing the door shut as you did.
“Eeeenooch” You sang, kicking off your shoes and rubbing your cold, pale feet against his thigh. “Your favorite girl could use some warming UuUup.”
“Not now, Y/N” he grumbled and you whined annoyingly. “You know that never works.” He added, cutting you off.
Laying on the floor you sighed and rolled over on your side. You stared at him vacantly until he couldn’t stand the feeling of the hairs standing up on the back of his neck.
Dropping his tools he growled and glared at you. “Lose something?”
“I’m bored” you informed him.
“Read a book.”
“I’ve read them all.”
You hummed and smiled before crawling toward him. “Enoch, do you know what my favorite story is?”
He sighed loudly and looked up. “What?”
Slipping yourself into his lap you laid on your back with a sly smirk. “The one where the prince wakes up Sleeping Beauty with a kiss.”
Enoch suppressed an annoyed smile and shifted a little but you were persistent.
Crossing your arms over your chest you closed your eyes and peeked out of one shyly before closing it again. “I’m waiting.”
Enoch sighed and eyed you laying across his lap before setting his tools aside.
“You’re really not going to stop until I pay attention to you, are you?”
“Uh uh.” You shook your head and kept your eyes shut as you felt him move slightly until his lips were pressed against yours.
As he pulled away you fluttered your lashes and gasped dramatically. “My hero” You threw your arms around his neck and his scoffed to cover a laugh.
“You’re sure a dork”
“Yeah but you picked me anyway” You pointed out with a smirk, “come on, you’ve been couped up in this room all day. Let’s do something fun.”
He sighed and glanced around. “I have a counter offer,let’s do something fun without leaving the room.”
Summary: With too much happening in the peculiar world for you to abandon your newfound family, you decide to stay in the loop and help fight. Everyone is thrilled with your decision except Enoch and you can’t figure out why until he confesses something for you that you never even knew he had: feelings.
You took a deep breath and closed your eyes, listing the pros and cons of staying in the loop in your mind. Miss Peregrine and the others were patiently awaiting your decision and while it was easy for your brother Jacob, it was a lot harder for you for some reason.
On one hand you could also see the hollows, a gift that seemed to run in the family, a gift that was vital for the other peculiars in this war. On the other hand, however, you would be leaving behind so much in the present.
You weren’t like Jacob and you had people you cared about on the outside so much that leaving them forever seemed out of reach. A light knock on the door momentarily relieved you of your thoughts.
“Miss Peregrine and the others are waiting downstairs whenever you’re ready.” Emma said and disappeared down the stairs to join them. Taking one last look at yourself in the mirror, you left Emma’s bedroom and made your way downstairs.
All eyes turned to you and chatter died down as you entered the kitchen. “(Y/N), there is a war coming that we will have to prepare for and we need to know where you stand.” Miss Peregrine stated.
“I’ve decided to stay and help fight.” you said, your voice coming out a lot stronger than you expected. Jacob and Emma smiled at you and the younger children rejoiced. “That’s wonderful.” Miss Peregrine cooed.
Everyone seemed thrilled to hear you were staying. Well, almost everyone. As soon as you had delivered your news Enoch headed up to his room with a loud sigh. You didn’t understand why he was upset but you thought you’d find out.
You had never been one for confrontation but Enoch’s attitude had been a constant problem for you lately. He was meaner than usual, always ready to tell you what you were doing wrong and sure to notice your mistakes.
“Enoch, I’m coming in and there’s nothing you can say to stop me.” you said firmly, opening his door and waltzing right in. He said nothing, just looked over at you. “Listen, I know that you hate me but I don’t know why. I haven’t done anything to you! I thought that we could be friends but I guess I was wrong.”
“Hate you?” he asked, concern heavy in his tone. “I don’t hate you, (Y/N), I envy you.” he admitted. “Envy me?” you asked, not buying it. “Yes, envy you. You have a life outside of this loop. You have a family and friends, you’re not stuck here like the rest of us but you’re willing to give it all up.” he said.
“I’m not giving it up, I’m staying to fight.” you said, getting angry with him. “You don’t understand what it’s like to want to help people…To care about people.” you added.
“I do.” he defended but you continued. “No you really don’t. You-” “I love you.” he interrupted, leaving you speechless. “And I don’t want to see you get hurt because of us…because of me.”
“Enoch, I…” you were suddenly at a loss for words which was unlike you. “I didn’t know.” you finally said. “Well you never asked.” he smiled. “I love you too. And everything will be alright if we have each other.”
“Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Enoch said, going back to his original self. “Oh shhh.” you said and pulled him closer to you, placing a soft kiss on his cheek.
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Abe, me, Jesus, some other people: “ Was this salty ass bitch named Enoch, never really liked Enoch, fuck Enoch. Him and his ugly ass dolls he never got any damn sleep, the little fucker. Liked pickin’ on the little kids, too. Ugly ass creep he was. Fuck him.”