Prompt: You meet up with JB at a used bookstore for a special date.
A/N: Why do JB fluff pieces always have to be slightly sexy?? Thank you! Let me know if you have any other prompts!
You walked up to the address that JB had texted you a few hours early and squinted your eyes towards the small sign in the window.
Two Tales: Used Book Store
You felt yourself smile slightly. It hadn’t exactly been what you were expecting when JB texted you early this morning to meet up but you couldn’t pretend that you were disappointed. The boy was full of surprises and you never felt bored unraveling them.
If you are still taking prompts: FS + 068: "We’ve been celebrating our wedding anniversary on the wrong day for the past nine years"? Thank you!
AN ~ thank you so much for your consistent love, support and patience! you’re amazing @florchis and it’s an absolute pleasure to write for you! I hope you, and the rest of this poor troubled fandom, enjoy this fluff set ~10 years in the future.
FitzSimmons, Bus Kids, Rated G/light T for a little bit of mild innuendo.
“You’re working late, ma’am,” Crawford remarked, amused but not surprised. Doctor Simmons looked over at her with a similar expression.
“So are you,” she pointed out. Crawford smirked.
“Well, I don’t have an incredibly attractive and romantic husband waiting at home for me.”
Doctor Simmons blinked at her. Crawford’s smirk drooped a little.
“Sorry, I just meant - You aren’t going home? I’d have thought you and Doctor Fitz would have something special planned. It’s your anniversary today, isn’t it?”
Doctor Simmons laughed.
“Oh! No. That’s next week. And I can assure you, unless the sky is falling down I will be out of here by 5:01 on that day.”
“So what are the chances of that?” Crawford teased, and Doctor Simmons grinned.
“About fifty-fifty I’d imagine.”
“That sounds about right,” Crawford agreed. “Well, sky falling in or no I think I have to get home before my eyes droop closed on the road. Happy anniversary for next week, I guess!”
“Thanks! But, um, where did you hear that it was today? Just out of interest?”
“Oh, the Director mentioned it. You’d think she’d be right, she’s pretty close to you guys, isn’t she?” Crawford shrugged. “Guess I could have misheard.”
“Possibly,” Doctor Simmons agreed. “Although you’re right, she is close to us… and it is possible that she and my husband dearest are planning something. You may have given me a foot-up in an epic romance battle for the ages, Doctor Crawford.”
How that woman’s cogs could still be turning with such fervor at this hour, after such a long day, both inspired and baffled Agent Crawford. She smiled and nodded, her eagerness to get home outweighing her desire to unfold the leads of the trail she had apparently just set her boss on.
“I’ll see you tomorrow, Doctor,” Doctor Simmons insisted. “Good work today.”
Crawford left gratefully and Jemma Simmons cut her workday off just as it was going on ten hours, and snuck up to the Director’s office. It wasn’t really sneaking, of course; the night staff were about, and she had plenty of forms of permission to be going up there, but there was always something a little secretive and exciting about visiting Daisy’s swanky office for private reasons. And she was sure that Daisy would still be there – for work, or for helping Fitz plan out the details of a beautiful and intimate evening, she would be there.
Jemma was almost disappointed when she found out it was work. Daisy let her in nonetheless.
“What can I do ya for?” Daisy offered. “Wine?”
“No thanks, I’m driving,” Jemma waved her off. “And I probably will head off soon, but ah, Crawford told me you said it was mine and Fitz’s anniversary today?”
“Oh yeah. I ran into her after the newbies’ fitness exams. Did she wish you happy anniversary from me.”
“She did,” Jemma said. “I just thought it was a little weird, that’s all. We’re going to see each other before next week, after all.”
“What does next week have to do with anything?”
“Our anniversary. It’s next week.”
“No, it’s today.”
“No…it’s next week. Friday.”
Daisy shook her head.
“Babes. You got married on May 21st. I remember. That date is like. Burned into my brain forever.”
Jemma scoffed, but Daisy did not waver. Frown deepening, Jemma pulled her phone out of her pocket and put it on speaker.
“Jemma?” Fitz answered.
“Fitz,” Jemma greeted. “Are you at home?”
“What are you doing?”
“Am I on speaker?”
Daisy bit her lip and Jemma glared at her, and answered: “Yes.”
“Making dinner,” Fitz said – truthfully, probably, given the sound of crackling and bubbling in the background. “Why? Are you not coming home?”
“Yeah, I’m on my way,” Jemma explained, “just trying to get something settled. Our anniversary… it’s next Friday, right?”
“Funny thing, Daisy swears it’s today.”
“Well, she’s wrong. It’s always been the 28th.”
“Do you want to bet on that, Mr Fitz?” Daisy challenged. While Fitz and Jemma had been talking, she had been searching her photos and pulled one down from the wall of the moment after Fitz and Jemma’s first kiss as a married couple. Sunlight and confetti whirled around them and they were smiling at each other, and on the back, Jemma’s own hand had written 21st May 2018.
Fitz, of course, could not see this though, and so he accepted Daisy’s bet.
“Sure, bring it on,” he challenged. “2019, Seychelles. 2020, Paris. Then there was the year I built that bloody armchair, remember that? When was that? Ooh, 2021 we went a few days early to see the lunar eclipse. 2022 – we – hang on –“
On the other end of the line, the phone crinkled and rustled with the sound of rapidly turning pages. Then a pause. Then turned back.
“Hang on,” Fitz repeated. “I just pulled out our wedding one. Jemma, she’s right. It’s here in gigantic letters – look – one of us must have learnt calligraphy just to write this.”
Jemma’s phone buzzed, and a photograph came through of one of the scrapbook decorations, which read: 21st May 2018 in a larger, more elaborate font than on the photograph, but Jemma recognised her own hand. Still, her jaw dropped a little.
“How bizarre,” she remarked. “Why would we move it like that? Did something bad happen on the 21st?”
“I mean, probably,” Daisy remarked. “But bad things happen every other day around here, and if it was that traumatic, it probably would have come to mind.”
“Perhaps it was just more convenient that way. Can’t imagine why, now.”
“Time flies when you’re having fun,” Fitz put in. Jemma crooned silently and Daisy pretended to gag.
“Never change, you cheesy ass,” she praised him fondly. “Besides, it’s not like the date really matters, does it? Maybe May 28th is the date you two got your Hogwarts letters, or the day you first kissed, or the day you finally got the ring fitted. Maybe Fitz just got super excited and decided to have a one-week anniversary and you stuck with it!”
“Oh, ‘Fitz’ got excited did he?”
“Well, you did,” Jemma insisted. “Which…made for a very entertaining night for me.”
“And that’s where I’m going to pull the plug on this conversation,” Daisy interrupted. “But I am going to send your wife home to you very soon, Fitz, so if you want to take advantage of finding out you have two anniversary dates now, might I suggest some candles?”
Fic request. Fitzsimmons, where Simmons tells fitz she's pregnant by doing something super cute. Then fast forward to a gender reveal kinda thing to the whole team. Thanks ❤️❤️ I'm in the mode for baby cuteness
Okay so honestly this morphed into a monster of a fic (seriously, I’m exhausted after writing this lmao), and because I couldn’t decide on which cute little pregnancy announcement was the most ~Jemma, this is where I ended up. So, have a fic where Fitz is oblivious and Jemma grows more and more done with each passing day. (I hope it’s still alright, anon!) Enjoy!
Hearing the sound of footsteps on the hardwood floor of
their apartment, Jemma hastily closed her laptop and grabbed the two cups of
tea she’d already prepared, curling up in the breakfast nook to wait. Her hands
were shaking with barely-contained excitement, and she had to force her beaming
grin into a more acceptable smile of greeting as Fitz appeared in the doorway
to their little kitchen.
“’Morning,” he said distractedly, still doing up the buttons
of his shirt, jacket draped over his arm.
“Good morning,” she replied, tilting her head up to receive the
quick kiss he gave her. “I made tea.”
Fitz accepted the plain white mug from her, taking an
immediate sip and sighing in relief before he told her sincerely, “Thanks, Jem,
you’re the best.”
“Just doing my wifely duties,” Jemma teased, absently toying
with the rings on her left hand as she carefully watched him drinking the tea. “And
well, I was up first – I know the drill.”
Fitz shot her an amused grin, taking another long drink
before setting the mug back down on the table of the breakfast nook,
half-finished. “I’m really sorry, but I’ve got to get on over to the Playground
to get started on those upgrades for Coulson. I’ll see you there later?”
Remember this scene from “Paradise Lost”( 03x16)? Coulson had second thoughts about how he killed Ward. Coulson claimed he “crossed the line” just for “payback”. Fitz agreed Ward absolutely deserved to die. I remember thinking “What happened to Fitz?” And this post from @agl03 where she talked about how Fitz seemed out of character? I agreed at the time; there really was no explanation, given Fitz’s usual “second chances” outlook. But now I think I see what’s going on. In doing some research for my coda fic, it dawned on me what was really going on in Fitz’s mind in this scene.
A little background. Coulson and the team had discovered that Giyera was working with Hive/Ward. Fitz created special guns for the team that only work if the right person’s hand matches the grip so Giyera can’t use them. We don’t know it yet, but Fitz is also working on an invisible gun which he will successfully use in the finale to take out Giyera.
In the this scene with Coulson, Fitz is not just thinking about Ward and Will/Hive on Maveth. He’s thinking about what he’s planning to do and trying to reason it out. Do I shoot him at the first available opportunity? Do I give him a chance? Am I only seeking payback? Hard questions given all Giyera put him through. He’s seen Giyera on the monitors. He remembers how Giyera was complicit with Ward in torturing Jemma and how he turned poor Mr. Banks gun on him. He is determined that next time he meets Giyera, he’s going to be prepared. It’s personal. But we know Fitz and Fitz never shoots without thinking.
Leopold Fitz is known the world over. His name is synonymous with high tech, and his company, Fitz Technologies, is one of the most profitable corporations in the world. He might not have the same level of celebrity as his rival, Tony Stark, but he has enough to warrant a bodyguard. Preferably someone who understands the importance of discretion. Grant Ward, former criminal, never submitted an application to be a bodyguard. Working his way, shoddily, to reformation was the only aspiration he had. However, when Fitz’s head of security approached him for the job of being Leo’s personal bodyguard, that road to reformation seemed a lot less steep. Being offered to do bodyguard work, on the level, for a tech mogul billionaire seemed like a sign. He was getting back on the straight and narrow, and the skills he learned, being a gun for hire, would get put to good use. Finally. Of course, Leo never mentioned the other side of his business in the interview. His mind was never fully pleased designing mobile phones and computers, and the demand for underground arms was just too tempting. He might be a charitable tech mogul in the public eye, but behind closed doors, Leo Fitz shadows as an underground arms dealer. A very successful one. Grant was the perfect choice for his personal bodyguard. Skilled, intelligent, and well versed in the criminal underbelly of society. It might not be the road to reformation he hoped for, but the pay is good, and it’s never boring. The one downside? Falling for his arms-dealing, tech mogul boss. Because being the bodyguard for an arms-dealing tech mogul wasn’t hard enough without complicating it with feelings.
One Sentence Prompt: Fitz has something special for Simmons for valentines day, a night under the stars
Happy Fitzsimmons Valentine’s Day, skyeswaerd! I’m really sorry I didn’t write you a fic (i don’t think I’m that great of a writer haha) This was such a fun prompt and it has been hella fun being your anonymous secret admirer ;)
Robin Hobb’s UK publisher HarperCollins have released a special edition of Assassin’s Apprentice to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The book is in a slipcase and features endpapers by John Howe. The edges are gilded in silver.
I was also lucky enough to snag a signed copy! Isn’t it gorgeous??
There are plans to release the other two books in the trilogy in a similar format. I will definitely be buying them!
On first watch I really liked 505. Some great dialogue and great Olitz moments. Little gutted we didnt see the date but oh well. Im gunna watch again later to take more in, but im guessing a fair few of you on here wont be happy. I am loving S5 so far!!
Obsessed with the Olitz residence scene to Marvin Gaye. It was so
Dom/Sub and sexy and playful and interesting all at the same time. There was a parellel for me with this scene with 411, when Fitz has to secretly tell Mellie about the corruption in the White House and the kidnapping, but the level of intimacy and chemistry in 505 was on another level, but both related to west angola. On another note… Tony
Goldwyns abs are a work of art, and Kerry in that nightie had me feeling all kinds of things, the two of them together are too much!!!
The little snippet of them in the residence watching Edison on TV had me all in my fanfic feels. So domesticated and casual and in a weird way normal. It wasnt a heated quick moment, just them together. I love it sooooo much!!
A few people I was here for this week:
Leo Burgen - I LOVE HIM. He is such a great character, and I don’t know if it is because Paul Adlestein plays him so well, but he was great this week.
The thing 1 and thing 2 comment had me weeing!
Patty Snell - she was hilarious, she had no fucks to give and put every one in their place.
Marcus - For a second I thought he would be all about justice and go behind Olivia’s back but then I was like nah, not after last week he wouldnt. Im liking Marcus.
Cyrus was an absolute PSYCHO this week. He was a man possessed almost, it was kind of weird to watch. I find his character very frustrating but Jeff Perry does it so well I cant help but always be captivated by it at the same time.
That scene at the end with Tony was phenomenal, both of them brought it and I loved the detail in what they said and the reality that they are family to each other in a sense. Obviously though this all came about because of the West Angola video so Fitz didn’t have a choice but I think Cyrus when he is on the inside will ALWAYS be there for him, more so than Elizabeth. Fitz noticing the detail from the book Liv got Cyrus was so special. The little intricacies in this scene made it so so special. Fitz all tearful had me clutching my heart.
The thing that worries me about this is how much leverage Cyrus now has. He holds Olitz in the palm of his hand essentially, with that video. If that is vouched for then they are done with. Cyrus has always loved to be the master controller but this will be a new sense of power and it is terrifying. A slightly comforting thought is that Olivia and Fitz know him very well, know his ways of doing things and as a team they are strong enough to hold him off. So ye, Cyrus has me on edge.
Loved how this situation has back fired on Mellie and she has been shafted in a sense. She needs to be told where to go and be brought back down to whatever semblance of reality her brain is able to comprehend. Her slipping the ring is just another petty attempt to ruin them but she should know the brilliance of Olivia Pope and her team and understand that something like that would never hurt them. So ye, Mellie can keep trying and keep getting knocked back, Im here for it.
Cyrus apologising to Mellie for bringing Olivia to the campaign. I was like?
If Olivia hadnt have come along you wouldn’t have even stood a chance at winning the election, regardless of defiance. So please stop. No FLOTUS, no COF. NOTHING. So im not buying that.
Side Note: Is Ella at some boarding school in Switzerland?
I had been wondering when we would see him again, especially once the affair came out. It was a great political ploy to have him speak like that about her, but obviously behind the scenes he was anything but pleased. There was the obvious parallel with 211 and I am loving this from the writers. All these season 2 throwbacks.
He has a right to feel a bit peeved as he obviously did but back then, in the situation Olivia was in, telling the truth was never going to be the option. What did he expect. I do think she loved him at one point, or at least tried to. He was the only one I could stand her being with besides Fitz.
I also thought it was very brave of Olivia to go to him given she knew what he must’ve been thinking. She is ballsy this season and not holding back and I like it. She is also vulnerable at the same time which is endearing.
It was never going to be a happy reunion was it really.
Now I know a lot of you on here are gonna be mad like why did she say she never met him, its horrible writing for Olivia blah blah blah…
I actually thought it was very honest, truthful, emotional and vulnerable. Olivia has grown so much already in S5 it is huge. She is openly talking about her feelings and she is committing to her love. This just shows how willing she is to go with this and I am so proud of Olivia.
The way I see what she was saying is this; their love has had such a huge effect on other people that if she could have protected them from it or prevented them from it then she would have, but she couldnt, she couldnt help but fall in love with him. She has always been about saving people and being responsible for them and she carries the weight of her relationship with Fitz with that, but she isnt apologising for loving him. She is sorry for the surrounding destruction.
Im not so sure about her comment of her wearing the ring as being weak? Is she saying she couldnt fend off the strength of his love for her, or she was too far gone to try and stop it?
Anyway, I thought she spoke with enough emotion to connect with people without being melodramatic and with enough composure to speak with such candor.
Were people really expecting for Olivia Pope to be all fairytales, romace, oh he is my prince? That is not Olivia Pope. She has never been in to fantasy.
No comments on Joke or Elise this episode, did nothing for me or too me. They need to give Fooley some screen time. Im not even caring that Olivia keeps going to him, she needs someone outside of the immediate OPA and WH circle to talk to, so whatever. He is essentially her shrink and her delievery boy.
Thats it really off the top of my head after one watch at 6am. Im sure Ill have some more thoughts about it during the week but all in all I thought it was really good.
Now onto next week:
Not sure how I feel about a proposal/marraige next week. I know it should have us all going fangirl mad but I dont want their love to be cheapened and brought down to the same level as Cyrus and Michael, his whore. I want it to be when they were ready and on their terms. A proposal from Fitzgerald will be a thing of beauty though, and if they get engaged and then dont get married then maybe that’ll sit better with me. But Fitz is not divorced and it doesn’t look like Mellie is signing any time soon, so is that even legal?
Anyway its a promo, so it probs wont happen but Im interested to see how it pans out for sure!!.
I will finish with some Olitz dom/sub:
And last but certainly not least……. Their bodies, their hair, their outfits (or lack of), their positions… and lack of boundaries.
The Gumshoe: Colt Detective Special series - .38 Special
So yesterday I touched on the Smith And Wesson Model 10 revolver, probably one of the most common police guns, but there was another common design. This is the Colt Detective Special, and is probably the most iconic snub-nosed revolver.
So the concept of the snub nosed wasn’t a brand new idea in the 1920′s when the Detective Special was first made, many guns used short barrels like the Single Action Army and Colt Thunderer’s “Shopkeeper Models” as well as a number of ad-hoc models usually made by sawing the barrels down. But with the arrival of swing-out cylinders, there really weren’t any actual snub nosed revolvers, at least until the Colt Detective Special.
The Detective Special originally started as a modified version of the Colt Police Positive Special and besides being high quality sits size wise between a S&W “K” frame and the S&W “J” frame, like the Model 36. This allows it to have a 6 shot cylinder over the “J” frame’s 5. That gave the Detective Special and edge in the market and the Detective Special was made from 1927 all the way to 1995 before Colt’s post-bankruptcy model of whoring itself to the Department of Defense ceased all revolver production excluding the Colt Python.
Now to say that in it’s production cycle that the Colt DS sold well is an understatement, cause they sold like crazy. Besides police departments, a number of gangsters bought them, such as Bonnie Parker, who’s Colt DS is the one above. Gangsters liked it for it’s reasonable accuracy for a 2″ barrel gun, it’s 6 shot capacity and small size.
Now besides various versions of the DS made over the years, such as the First, Second, Third and Fourth, genius naming on Colt’s part, there were a number of different models. The first was the “Fitz” Special, designed by John Henry Fitzgerald and usually made from Colt Positives and Colt DS’s, involving lobbing off the hammer spur and the front half of the trigger guard for a quick draw.
Fancy. Now there also was the Colt Commando Special, a modified later model made between 1984 and 1986 during a strike at Colt’s Manufacturing plant. There also was the
Colt SF-VI/DS-II, a modernized model that replaced the DS, making it stainless steel and removing the need for hand-fitted parts. Besides that, the only other offshoot was the Colt Cobra.
So the Colt Cobra was an offshoot made from 1950 to 1981, effectively being a Colt Detective Special with a special alloy frame designed by ALCOA, and this gun served as a cheaper option to the Colt Detective Special and had a number of offshoots like the Colt Agent, Colt Viper and infamously bad Colt Aircrewman. Rather famously, a Colt Agent fitted with a hammer shroud was used by Jack Ruby to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas.
With all these models, Colt DS’s, Cobras and other models are a relatively uncommon sight on the used market, usually going for decently higher prices over S&W and Charter Arms snubbies, but with a long history and being of very high quality revolvers and while you shouldn’t ever fire +P or +P+ out of them, they’re very fine guns, and cinema seems to think so.
The Detective Special line has seen it all through a number of movies, cop dramas, criminal tales, future sci-fi, everything. From the Lizzies of The Warriors to the decadent streets of L.A. Confidential, from the junkie to the journalist, it’s a very common sight. It’s small shape fits any actor and while not everyone who handles it knows the exact perfect firearm etiquette, you can’t deny the Colt Detective Special is a cinema favorite.
And that is the Colt Detective Special, one of Colt’s most common guns ever made. It’s a design dating all the way back to the Roaring 20′s and even though more modern guns have entered the Colt’s playing field, they can’t beat it out just yet. It might be out of production, but it’s legacy will be living on for years to come. From Elvis Presley to Bonnie Parker, it’s the perfect fit for any situation.
“Cause there’s music in the air and lots of lovin everywhere, so give me the night.”
Hi I love your Fitzsimmons fics, can you please do head cannons for Jemma's maveth recovery
(Jemma Simmons Defense Squad assemble amirite)
As strong as Jemma is, as much as she wants to pull herself up, as capable as she would be in other times to science her way out of everything, at the beginning it’s a team effort.
Fitz is her constant, silent companion. There’s too much to say after six months apart so they say nothing, just hold hands as they walk down the hallways or around the lab. He spends many a night at her side, because though the possibility that this may be all they ever are strains his heart to a point near snapping, he knows this is what she needs, sometimes, for someone to hold her pieces together.
As excited as she is to see the sun again, it burns her eyes harshly after so much darkness. Fitz makes her special contacts so that she can still view the sunrises and sunsets and midday flare and early morning flicker and twilight glow, can watch it all without obstruction or pain. (That’s all he’s ever wanted for her. Beauty without pain.)
Bobbi, so recently a graduate of physical therapy herself, works tirelessly with Jemma to help her readjust to Earth’s particular gravity. Though she doesn’t express it, Jemma is clearly intent on being stronger than before, and Bobbi doesn’t have to ask why. Bobbi is also the one to encourage her to start wearing color again, to try doing something different with her hair, to buy herself a nice new bra or pair of knickers.
Hunter volunteers himself to get Jemma reacquainted with all things food and drink, but Mack catches him with a can of spam and a beer Mack wouldn’t even shotgun and decides to take over those duties. (His ex, after all, made him eat all sorts of healthy food like quinoa and kale, which has always been the kind of thing Simmons is into.) He is gentle and patient and tries to goad her into criticizing his cooking. He also holds her hair back, at the beginning, when her stomach can’t handle even bread or cheese.
On nights when she wakes up screaming and Fitz doesn’t come running from his bunk, she bursts into the halls, raging with nervous energy. May is a light sleeper and without question will spar with Jemma, or more often run with her, miles and miles through the dark streets and woods beyond the bar above the Playground. May teaches her to channel her fear, her anger, her tension and uncertainty into something more productive.
Daisy is the self-appointed cultural catch-up officer. She makes playlists and movie queues and ranks all the shows Jemma needs to binge-watch. She’s convinced this is a great idea until they’re halfway through Pitch Perfect 2 and Jemma starts bawling, which is not the typical reaction to that movie. Jemma shakily reveals that all of this, as lovely as it is, reminds her of everything she missed, all the time she lost.
Daisy thus becomes the closest thing to a therapist Jemma will consult. It’s not ideal – even Jemma will later admit that she should’ve talked to a professional, Andrew or someone – but at least she’s talking. Just as Daisy knows how to use psychiatrists’ tricks and how to combat them, she knows how to use them against Jemma, to lure her into honesty and revelation. It’s surprisingly not that long before they’re both belting “Cheerleader” at the top of their lungs in Daisy’s bunk.
Only Coulson avoids her. What could he possibly say? This woman, so like a daughter, or perhaps a niece, to him, has shattered, and though he sees her rebuilding, he doesn’t know how to face her. He gave up on her. He abandoned her. If Fitz had followed his orders, Jemma would have died on that planet. He doesn’t know how to forgive himself.