please please make it into a series!!
i’ve opened up the floodgates, haven’t i? don’t worry though, i love you guys! :)
anyway, here, have some (really) minific
It’s after a long day at work, so full of ‘she’s’, and ‘hers’, and ‘ma’ams’ that Alex feels about ready to claw out of their skin, when they find the binder sitting half forgotten at the bottom of their bag, slipped in that morning along with Alex’s outfit for date night tonight. Alex hadn’t actually been planning on wearing it, not really, because they had to change in the DEO locker rooms and as much as it hurt, Alex was nowhere near ready to be that out yet. But after a day like today?
It’s a white half binder, it could pass as a sports bra to a casual glance, and the area Alex is in is mostly empty. If they don’t act like it’s a big deal, it’s unlikely anyone will even notice. Very, very unlikely anyone will realize what they are seeing, if they do notice. Alex takes the chance.
The binder gets stuck around Alex’s shoulder blades and they do their best to suppress rising panic. Dammit, dammit, bad idea…
“Need some help?”
It’s only Alex’s training that keeps them from jumping a foot in the air. Nevertheless they startle and jerkily half turn to see the owner of the voice.
“Vasquez,” Alex sighs in relief. “You scared me half to death.”
“Breathe, Danvers,” Vasquez says. “I’ll help you get unstuck, okay?”
Alex nods, and Vasquez makes quick work of the binder, pulling expertly down on the hem. Once they are done Alex tugs the straps a little, to settle them, then shrugs on their shirt and starts to button it. “You’re a lifesaver, Vasquez.”
“Not a problem,” Vasquez says. “Now get going, you don’t wanna be late meeting your girl.”
Alex laughs, relaxing a little. “Yeah, I promised Maggie I’d get her at 7:30.”
As Alex shoulders their bag and starts towards the door, Vasquez catches them gently.
“I don’t think anyone really saw, but if someone does start asking questions you can always tell them to fuck off. You aren’t obligated to tell them anything, okay?” they say, squeezing Alex’s shoulder firmly.
Alex nods, straightening their back and smiling just a little. “Yeah, got it.”