Here is my one million years late coda fic for episode three. I really hope you all enjoy.
Jemma had become desensitized from the sinking in her stomach when she and Fitz get separated. Or maybe she was just used to it. After almost three months of it happening, Jemma woke up expecting nothing less
“The director just wants me and the team to check out the blackouts,” Fitz said, reaching out to take one of her hands, “I’ll be back later tonight. And you’re going to Radcliffe’s anyway. To Fix May.
Jemma nodded, looking down at their twined hands.
“I just miss you. And you’re going out into the field with the watchdogs, and after what happened last time…”
Jemma trailed off, remembering when she had patched up the nasty burn on his neck. She had been so tempted to kiss him then, the idea of losing each other becoming all too real again.
But, it wasn’t the right time.
“I know; I don’t exactly want a repeat of last time either. I’ll be careful, I promise.”
“You better,” Jemma muttered.
She pressed a soft kiss to his cheek, then let go of his hand and stood back.
The Aida secret was revealed after a whopping four episodes, which completely eliminates the interesting things about Fitz’s story. But hey, at least Jemma gets to take up time in that story line now, so great for her huh?
Fitz having this secret about Aida was making that story his own, and he hasn’t had a plot that doesn’t revolve around Jemma since the first season. Second season if you’re being generous but she was a big part of that as well.
I was personally enjoying seeing Fitz do something without her. Now she knows and she’s a part of it and once again Fitz isn’t allowed to do ANYTHING on this show without her presence in it.
When the hell is Fitz going to be allowed anywhere near the same level of individuality as Jemma? So far, the most interesting thing about Fitz is that he’s Jemma’s boyfriend. They’re not allowing him to be anything else other than that for any length of time.
If there is one bright spot, my theory that Aida is going to become attached to Fitz is still going strong. The look she had in the previous episode when she was told that Fitz lied for her was very interesting.
And the fact that so many people are happy that they didn’t go down the route of a jealous Jemma kind of annoys me. Yeah, heaven forbid that Jemma have to experience what she put Fitz through in even the slightest way. That would just be terrible. Let’s continue to make things as easy for her as possible, that will balance this ship out.
Thankfully, these days I know I’m not the only FitzSimmons shipper or just Fitz fan who is tired of things being so much easier for Jemma in this ship than Fitz. She never actually had to fight to be with Fitz, and I’m not the only one who doesn’t come up with excuses for that bullshit.
Whatever happens next, I doubt this Aida situation is as resolved as people would like to believe.
FitzSimmons for the Who does stuff in that ship, pleeeeeeaseeeee
collects rocks: Fitz, probably. Jemma thinks it’s useless, because she is No Cluttertm. But later when she starts using them to decorate their apartment. At the academy the entire collection is organized and categorized.
takes pictures of the other while they’re asleep: Both! They both think the other is so cute when they sleep, but they don’t tell the other that they do it, so that leads to awkward moments (”Jemma! What is this?”)
gets drunk and breaks shit: Jemma, except she drags along Daisy, so when Fitz finds their apartment trashed he knows it’s them. Inhuman powers+alcohol+bad girl shenanigans=broken stuff
can’t swim: Oh this is almost canon Fitz. I think he never learned how to swim, and he casually mentions this to Simmons at the academy and she’s like “What!?” Because her family went on all kinds of holidays to the english seaside, and she loves to swim. So she makes him take swimming classes, and he grumbles but agrees just to get her to shut up.
remembers to feed the fish: Hmm… I’m saying Jemma. Simmons can’t keep a plant alive for more than a week, but she is good with fish. Fitz sleeps in and rushes out the door only when Jemma says she’s leaving, so he never really has time to care for fish (which is Jemma’s main argument against a dog), so Jemma does it. this is their fish:
puts up Christmas decorations in November: Oh Jemma gets so excited for christmas. They don’t believe in any deity, but they still celebrate Christmas because they love the holiday. Jemma gets really into it, but then she gets frustrated by how much electricity is wasted with Christmas tree lights, so she uses bioluminescence to light her custom bulbs. Bonus: After a disastrous attempt to decorate normally, they use the dwarves to decorate the tree while they cuddle on the couch.
sends inappropriate texts and SnapChats while the other is in a meeting: Jemma! For sure! And she does it just to fluster him. And Daisy knows what’s going on,and she enjoys watching him turn bright red. She has hacked Jemma’s phone before to text suggestively and will do it again for his reaction.
makes Sims just to drown them in the pool: Don’t tell me that Fitz doesn’t have an account purely for the purpose of making Sims out of everyone who betrayed them. And then random Hydra agent Sims too. Jemma tells him it’s childish but she actually gets some sense of satisfaction out of it. They have made multiple Ward Sims.
brings the other coffee at work: Fitz brings her tea, especially since she took on the promotion, and she really appreciates it, because she doesn’t have enough time to make herself tea in the morning anymore and face it Fitzsimmons love their tea.
takes gym locker room selfies: This is a completely Jemma thing. I can’t see her going to the gym often because of her job, but when she does she takes a bunch of pictures.
signs them up for tennis lessons and a salsa-making class: Jemma “I excel at preparation” Simmons signs them up for everything.
“Fitz this will be good for us! We need to broaden our horizons!”
“Jemma we have 3 PHDs and I speak multiple languages. We are spies. How much more horizon broadening do you want to do?”
That shuts him up real fast.
forgets to charge the other’s iPad and leaves it dead on the coffee table. Before usually Fitz (especially at the academy), but now mainly Jemma because she gets home late after an exhausting day of work, and she forgets to put his Ipad on charge (he always ends up falling asleep working on it). She always feels really bad but he’s like “No Jemma it’s perfectly fine I can charge my own Ipad. You just have a lot of work to do.” He just can’t get mad at her.
Ok you know what pisses me off the most about the Agents of SHIELD fandom?
People who are wishing for it to be canceled.
And look, I’ve said the same thing about Arrow and I ignore it when people say it about my favorite shows, but let me tell you a little something.
Agents of SHIELD is the most diverse cast I’ve ever seen. Who is the biggest badass? A middle aged Asian woman. Who was her ex husband? A black man. Who is the young protagonist? Another Asian woman. Who is the big strong mechanic? Another black man. Who are the two Inhumans they recruit? A Colombian who had to learn English and a gay Latino man who frequently spoke Spanish with her.
There’s a lot more, but I think you get my point.
And who’s the main love story? Two white people who aren’t even American. I mean, hell, even their white people are diverse.
And some of you are mad about what happened with Ward and Lincoln, and some of you don’t like where this story is going, but this show has done so much for diversity. I hated how shows like Arrow can be considered diverse just because of one black person. No. Give me my Asians and Hispanics and gays and privileged people and people from the streets and people of all ages and people in interracial relationships.
As a comic book fan who has read Secret Warriors, I love Agents of SHIELD. There were admittedly some things they did I wouldn’t have agreed on, but it’s an interpretation of the story (an actual interpretation and not just shitting on the source material).
If you don’t like the show, fine. Don’t watch it. But don’t you dare call for its cancellation. People on this site are always calling for diversity, and if a show like this is cancelled, they won’t look straight at the story. They’ll look at the people representing it.