|| The only thing you ever had to do
|| A Zimbits ficlet ||
Jack comes home late. He knows it’s late. The sun dropped far too long ago
and the headlights of his car stretched on and on down the empty streets on his
way home. He’s bone weary, and his eyelids are so heavy he’s got them shut in
long blinks almost as much as they’re actually open.
The key in the lock sounds loud in the stillness and it grates on his
nerves, frayed to the end after days and days and weeks and weeks of grueling
practices, and team meetings, and not nearly enough time home.
The kitchen light is on when Jack steps into the hallway and Jack has one
thrilling moment of hopeful giddiness before he takes another step and sees
it’s empty. No Bitty.
Jack sighs out and heads to the kitchen anyway. There’s a new post-it on the
fridge. Dinner in the fridge, honey. A little drawing of a quiche. Jack
touches the note but he doesn’t smile. As much as he loves them, the fridge has
been cluttered with far too many of late, and that’s on him.
His job, his choices. Jack is the one missing his life with Bitty. Missing
Bitty. They live together and he goddamn misses his boyfriend.
It’s not enough to sleep curled around him and share a quite conversation in
the morning when they wake up together, Jack for his run and Bitty to the
bakery. A kiss or two and maybe another conversation in the kitchen over
breakfast after Jack’s run if it’s Bitty’s day off.
Jack feels that him and Bitty are living in an in-between state, a state nothing more than existence, where
they aren’t getting any further in their relationship.
He wants things to change but he can’t find the time. There is no time.
He doesn’t eat the dinner. He stayed out late enough he had to get something
himself before his stomach ate itself after such a tiring day. He
drinks three full glasses of water to try and stave off the persistent urge to
cry, that ball of feeling in his throat.
He’s scared tonight. To go into their bedroom, and see Bitty, laying there,
arm curled to Jack’s side of the bed, facing the door. Will he wake up when
Jack starts moving around the room? He does sometimes, and Jack gets to kiss
him for a bit and rub big circles on his back until they both succumb to sleep.
Jack sometimes fears that Bitty doesn’t remember those moments. Woken from a dream to slip back into one minutes later. Maybe
he confuses the middle bit of awakeness for another dream. Jack hopes Bitty’s dreams
are as sweet as those moments. He hopes dream Jack tells him he loves him just
He hopes dream Jack treats Bitty better. That they spend entire days with
each other, doing nothing, doing everything.
Jack hasn’t even taken his bag off yet. The weight of it is apt at the
“Sweetheart? Is everything all right?”
Jack startles at Bitty’s soft voice. He brings a hand up to his face to
check. Oh. He doesn’t turn around.
“Jack?” Bitty’s footsteps tread closer to Jack across the tiles. He halts close
enough that Jack can feel his bed-warmed heat stretching out across his back.
Jack doesn’t want to turn around. He doesn’t want to speak. He wants Bitty
to go back to bed and not see him like this.
Bitty knows him well though, because really, Jack is craving something
Bitty pulls the strap of his bag off slowly and it thunks down on the
ground. Jack’s hands are shaking. Bitty steps up behind Jack and presses them
flush together, Bitty’s front along Jack’s back. He reaches his hands to Jack’s
and threads their fingers together. Jack whimpers. Bitty shushes him gently,
then moves their entwined hands around so they’re crossing over Jack’s belly.
Jack drops his head.
Bitty holds him for endless moments and Jack breathes in like he can subsume
Bitty’s warmth and kindness and courage.
Bitty waits for Jack to be ready, like always.
Jack runs the words over so many times in his head, that when he actually
speaks them, there was no conscious thought to do so.
“Do I make you happy, Bits?”
Bitty continues to rub little circles onto the back of Jack’s hands, at the
base of his thumb, stroke up and down his pointer fingers, tell him he’s there
with the simplest of gestures.
Jack and Bitty used to have a lot of these moments, early in their
relationship. The quiet seriousness of a conversation in the dark. A space
where nothing was off limits and judgement wasn’t conceptualised and trust was
Bitty moves his hands, unlocks them from Jack’s, and turns him around.
Jack’s hands fall loosely to Bitty’s hips, and Bitty holds onto his biceps.
Bitty looks up at him, Jack can feel it even though he’s looking over Bitty’s
shoulder. Bitty waits for him again, for Jack to decide it’s okay, he’s okay.
He looks into Bitty’s face.
Bitty reaches up and wipes off wetness from Jack’s cheeks.
“Jack. The only thing you ever had to do to make me happy was come home at
the end of the day.”
You were betrothed before you were conceived. From the day your father took the throne, you, his firstborn, were promised to the heir of the kingdom across the sea. It has never bothered you, really. You never fooled yourself into thinking you had a choice in the matter.
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