You’ve seen them. I’ve seen them. The story is going along so well. The character is critically wounded in a dramatic fight; they’re ‘rushed to the hospital’ (more on that later). Drama roils! Will they live? Will they die?
And then… And then the writer (screenwriters, I’m looking at you, too) pulls one of these tired, inaccurate tropes out from under the couch cushions, and you roll your eyes. They’ve Done the Dumb, again. You swear. kick your coffee table. How do they write such crap? Crap like…
this probably sounds weird but possibly my favourite thing about Billie’s livestream was seeing how content he, 80 and Jakob all seem like wow i crave that happy family life and it’s wonderful to see it :“)
who’s your squad? mine is Billy “ WOAH! are we like Iron man or spider man” Cranston, Jason Lee “ I would give my life up to protect Billy’ Scott, Kimberly “gay for Trini” hart, Zach “I am the captain of Trimberly ship” Taylor, Trini “I Love a Cinnamon named Kimberly” Kwan
This is one of my favorite moments in the film because you can notice a lot about each character from this short gif. Jason steps forward and immediately starts questioning the situation, Kim squares up and raises her fists ready to fight, Billy backs up to give himself space to figure out a solution, and Trini just freaks the fuck out and finds the nearest tol to latch onto
Who accidentally pushes a door instead of pulling/vice versa Trini. It happened once when Kim first kissed her in the middle of the hallway, she practically fell into the door in her mad dash to escape, she spends a good few awkward minutes trying to push the door before Zack cackles from behind her and pulls it open. He has never let her live that moment down (Kim finds it totally adorable.)
Who doodles little hearts all over the desk with their initials inside them Kim of course, she doodles it with pink and yellow gel pen and the others tease her constantly (Trini secretly likes it but she’ll never admit it out loud)
Who starts the tickle fights Kim. She found out during a heated makeout session that Trini is incredibly ticklish and now she uses it to her advantage. Kim is relentless and it becomes more of a frequent thing, especially when she’s trying to get Trini to do what she wants - mainly admitting she’s beat.
Who starts the pillow fights Trini. It’s not her fault that Kim is a blanket hog who refuses to get out of bed - so she threw the first pillow that doesn’t mean she started it… but damn it if she’s going to let Kim get away with her stupidly attractive smug smile when she thinks she’s won. Kim is incredibly competitive so there’s no way Trini can leave without paying the penalty - the penalty being a face full of pillow followed by a toe-curling kiss that leaves her speechless.
Who falls asleep last, watching the other with a small affectionate smile It really depends on the night given that Trini suffers from nightmares and Kim has mild insomnia. Most times it’s Kim that falls asleep last, wanting to make sure Trini is safe and asleep before daring to close her eyes.
Who mistakes salt for sugar Trini. In her defence it was very early and she just wanted her coffee.
Who lets the microwave play the loud beeping sound at 1am in the morning I’m not fully convinced that either of them do it on a regular basis but I’m going to go with Kim. She just shuts down sometimes and Trini will clamber down to find Kim just sitting on the floor staring at nothing as the noises sounds, sometimes Kim gets too involved in her own head and that’s how Trini falls into a routine - when it happens she brings down her laptop, some cushions and her duvet and they watch animals documents cuddled on the kitchen floor at 3am.
Who comes up with cheesy pick up lines Pffft - Kim, she does it because it makes Trini groan and roll her eyes but it also makes Trini laugh unbashedly when Kim uses the dorkiest puns to hit on her with - they were in the kitchen making their own pizzas and Kim picked up so many different utensils and kitchen appliances ending with “I think you’re grate” whilst they grated their cheese.
Who rearranges the bookshelf in alphabetical order Kim said she was going to do it but she never does. Trini tries to do it and eventually gives up (Kim is distracting). Eventually it’s Billy who sorts their books out, he even makes cute little notes sorting out the genre and range of importance.
Who licks the spoon when they’re baking brownies Kim. Well more like she dips her finger in the mixture and proceeds to seductively lick it off whilst Trini becomes a tiny gay mess. Trini gets her own back by wiping a line of chocolatey batter across Kim’s forehead. Their baking sessions turn into food fights very quickly.
Who buys candles for dinners even though there’s no special occasion Trini. She tries to act nonchalant but she likes certain things and maybe Kim started the trend of buying all of the ikea candles but it comforts Trini to have a special thing for the two of them - it happens to be candles (and donuts!) and the way the flames dance and flicker is something that makes Trini smile, it’s nice to see something usually so destructive and what people view as dangerous turn into something soft and beautiful, it’s one of the reasons why she loves Kim.
Who draws little tattoos on the other with a pen You’d think it would be Kim but actually it’s Trini, she starts by drawing a line of pink shooting stars along Kim’s wrist. Eventually the designs morph and develop and Kim smiles as a fully fledged sabertooth tiger is sketched curled up against a pterodactyl, it stays on her arm for a while and when she feels numb and the guilt washes over her she looks at the colours swirled across her arm and she’s reminded of her safe place.
Who comes home with a new souvenir magnet every time they go on vacation Definitely Kim! They litter the fridge and decorate her room and her mirror. They are from every state and they are always paired with cute photograph magnets from the ranger travels.
Who convinces the other to fill out those couple surveys in the back of magazine Kim 100%. Trini hates doing them because Kim always spends hours moaning about their results yet she insists they do every single one, and it’s not like Trini can say no to Kim and her perfect pout.
Jason makes Billy promise not to tell Zach that Trini and Kim are already dating because Zach is hilariously unsubtle in his attempts to set Trini and Kim up on a date. Zach even calls himself "The Ultimate Wingman"
A/N: Back at it again with some Trimberly :)
“I don’t understand why we can’t tell him about them.” Billy frowns as he trails behind Jason. “Doesn’t Trini and Kimberly want all of us to know?”
“Yeah, but it’ll be funny not to tell him just yet.” Jason explains as he pauses at his locker. “Trini and Kim said that they’ll tell him this weekend at our movie night.”
Billy furrows his brow, “And I can’t say anything to him?”
“Not a word.” Jason smirks. “Promise?”
“Promise.” Billy nods.
“Kim, a little harder with your uppercut.”
Kimberly rolls her eyes at Jason’s order but follows it without question. The five teens let out soft grunts and (in Zack’s case) loud, dramatic war cries as they practice with Alpha 5 and the fake putties. Eventually, the exhaustion hits them and Jason can see that he has gotten the best he’ll get for now. All at once, the teens clamber for their water bottles and Zack watches as Trini offers hers to Kimberly.
“Hey, you never share with me.” Zack huffs.
Trini flashes him a look, “That’s because you’re you and Kim is Kim.”
“Interesting.” Zack nods as he guzzles his water before he wipes the back his hand over his mouth. “So, how do I get on the level of being Kim?”
“You don’t.” Trini snorts.
Zack pouts as he looks between them before he glances at his friends, “I want what you guys have. Jason, share your water bottle with me!”
“Like hell, dude.” Jason chuckles as he finishes the last of his water before he tosses the red bottle aside. “Alright. Thirty minutes of putty fighting and then we’ll call it a day.”
Trini nods as she accepts her water bottle back from Kimberly, with a wink the older girl steps away and morphs. The other four follow her lead, and Zack makes it a point to fight alongside Trini as he watches the way she flashes Kimberly small glances every few minutes.
“So, you like Kim?”
Trini looks his way and puts her fist through a putty’s gut, “I don’t think now is the best time to talk about this, Z. I’m kinda in the middle of something.”
“Oh come on.” Zack whines as he rolls away from a fist. “Now is the best time to talk about it! Everyone is distracted. So, tell me your plan.”
“Plan?” Trini scoffs.
“Too woo Kim!” Zack chirps as he slams his foot into the knee of a putty before adding a hard knee. “I mean, there has to be some kind of plan, right?”
Trini doesn’t look away from him as she slams her fist into a putty, “No. No there does not.”
“I said no.” Trini grumbles.
Zach sighs as Trini dives into a battle between a putty and Kimberly. His eyes narrow behind the safety of his mask as he sees how well Trini and Kimberly bounce off each other and move with ease. He is only shaken from his staring when he takes a swift punch to the gut.
“Is it wrong that we’re hiding this from him? I mean, we told Billy and Jason.” Kimberly frowns as she looks across the table. “We should just tell him.”
“But it’s so fun to torture him.” Trini huffs as she stabs a fork into their slice of their strawberry cake. “You should’ve saw his face when I told him that I didn’t want him to help me woo you.”
“If only he knew that I was the one who did the wooing.” Kimberly teases as she waves her fork playfully towards Trini. “You were too busy trying to climb up cave walls to avoid me.”
“You kissed me when I least expected it. You played dirty.” Trini whines as she snaps her fork against Kimberly’s. “I panicked, alright?”
“I thought it was cute.” Kimberly assures her as she moves to grab the last bite on the plate, but a fork quickly intercepts her. “I don’t think this is cute though.”
“What are you talking about?” Trini purrs as she slides the bite towards herself. “This is our thing. It’s adorable.”
Kimberly rolls her eyes and lets her girlfriend take the last bite.
“Don’t you think Trini and Kim would make an awesome couple?” Zack asks as he sets his putter over his shoulder. “I think they’d really balance each other out.”
Jason smirks as he takes a shot and watches the golf ball soar through the open air, “I agree, but the last thing I want to do is meddle in their business.”
“Dude, I’ve been meddling for weeks. I’ve been giving Trini all kinds of advice.” Zack shrugs as he readies his own shot. “I think she might be ready to grow a pair and ask Kimberly out.”
“And what makes you say that?”
Zack balances himself as he looks out at the the field where Billy is digging through different rocks, “She stopped blushing anytime I mention Kim, and they’ve definitely been hanging out more.”
“And what makes you so sure Trini even has a thing for Kim?” Jason demands as he leans his weight on his putter.
“Trini told me ages ago.” Zack scoffs as he finally takes his shot before he looks back at Jason with a bright smile. “I’m totally T’s ultimate wingman.”
“Wingman?” Jason repeats.
“Yeah. I give her advice and make sure she stays confident. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s gotta do it.” Zack sighs. “All I need to do is figure out if Kim likes Trini.”
“And how do you plan on doing that?”
“Easy. A little jealousy always brings the truth out of people.” Zack smirks as he holds up his hand in time to catch the ball Billy throws his way.
Jason frowns nervously, “I don’t think that’s such a good idea…”
“Oh please,” Zack snorts. “What’s the worse that could happen?”
“Famous last words, dude.”
Zack keeps a close eye on his friends as they sit together at lunch; he loves this, being with them. They’re all so happy, and he glances to Trini to notice her lopsided smile. He loves how happy she’s become, he has watched slowly as she has come so far from the girl who forced herself to be invisible. Now, he has learned that she barely ever shuts up; and that she was entirely infatuated by Kimberly.
“Kim, doesn’t Trini look hot?” Zack blurts out, and four gazes snap to him. “I really like that shirt, T.”
Trini watches him with a frown, “Thanks.”
“Has anyone ever told you you’re beautiful? Because you are.” Zack grins, and he throws a quick look to Kimberly who watches on in confusion. “I bet you’d love my cousin, you should meet her. She’s just like me.”
“I’d rather punch myself in the throat, Z. Sorry.” Trini snorts as she arches an eyebrow at him. “Are you feeling okay today?”
“I’m great.” Zack assures her.
“You sure?” Kimberly demands
Zack perks up at the harsh tone Kimberly uses, “Oh yeah, totally. I was just thinking that my cousin and Trini would make a really cute couple.”
“I doubt Trini has time to date.” Kimberly cuts in with a scowl. “We all have our plates full with training, school, and keeping the world from ending.”
“You don’t think you can squeeze a little date in?” Zack frowns as he pouts his lower lip. “I’ve told Lena about you, and she said she was interested.”
The creak of wood catches his attention and Zack glances to Kimberly in time to watch as Billy grabs her hand to keep her from doing anymore damage to the table. A thrill of satisfaction rolls through him as he flashes Trini a quick wink, but all he gets in return is a wide eyed expression.
“Trini, we have that Biology homework to finish.” Kimberly grumbles as she stands to grab her bag. “Come on, we can go finish it in the library.”
Trini shrugs and stands, “Let’s go.”
Zack beams as the girls slip from the table and out of the cafeteria. He has to keep from squealing like a girl as he watches Billy struggle to put the table together while Jason chews his hamburger and shakes his head in amusement.
“Wanna know something hilarious?” Zack hums, and a laugh bubbles in his throat as Jason and Billy look to him. “I don’t even have a cousin named Lena.”
Billy shakes his head and gives up on the table, “That’s messed up, man.”
“Yeah.” Zack nods. “But it worked!”
“I was thinking that we should tell Z.”
Kimberly looks up from her textbook to watch as Trini twists a strand of hair around her finger, “Yeah?”
“He’s been trying so hard to set us up, and he has a right to know. I feel bad about fucking with him like this.” Trini admits as she meets Kimberly’s gaze. “Wanna tell him tomorrow?”
“If that’s what you want.” Kimberly shrugs as she playfully tosses a pencil towards Trini who easily catches it. “I wanted to tell him when we told Jace and Billy.”
“Yeah, yeah,” Trini mumbles as she rolls her eyes, the younger girl pushes her books off her lap and moves to kneel. “So, are you done studying?”
Kimberly arches an eyebrow as Trini begins to crawl towards her, “Well, I wasn’t but I think I can be persuaded.”
“Oh?” Trini hums as she pulls Kimberly’s books away and swings a leg to straddle her waist. “And how can I do that?”
“Well, this is definitely a good start.” Kimberly assures her as she slowly sits up and allows Trini to get comfortable in her lap. “Got anything else?”
Trini laughs softly and ducks her head to brush her lips over the shell of Kimberly’s ear, “I have a few other tricks up my sleeve…”
Kimberly simply turns her head and captures Trini’s lips with her own; Zack is all but forgotten as Trini shows Kimberly just how many tricks she has.
Zack gives a cry of excitement as he plunges into the water and swims his way through the wall of the spaceship. He knows he’s late for training, but he figures Jason can excuse him for taking a small nap; things had been a little intense in his house lately, and his exhaustion had definitely taken over.
With a sweep of his hand, Zack clears off the small residue of water as he walks towards their training room. Just as he steps through the threshold, his feet skid to a stop as he watches Trini tilt her head up to press a soft kiss to Kimberly’s lips.
Trini stumbles back and looks wide eyes towards Zack while Kimberly simply arches an eyebrow. For a moment, he simply stands there before he jumps up in excitement and pumps a fist. With a shake of her head, Kimberly curls her arms around Trini’s waist and ducks her head to rest on her small shoulder.
“So, my advice worked?” Zack beams.
“What? No.” Trini snorts as she glances up at a grinning Kimberly. “Kim and I have been dating for about three and a half weeks, Zack.”
“Wait…” Zack scowls as he looks between his friends and sees their looks of utter amusement. “Are you telling me that you’ve been dating this entire time?”
“Yep.” Trini chirps.
“So, I used my wingman skills for nothing? All that free advice was wasted?” Zack whines as he crosses his arms over his chest. “That’s just cruel, crazy girl. I thought I was helping you.”
“You did.” Trini shrugs, and Zack perks up in excitement.
Zack looks to Jason and Billy with a smug smirk, “Told you guys I was an awesome wingman. See what happens when you doubt me?”
“Sure, man. Whatever you say.” Jason laughs as he nods his head. “Alright, team. Let’s get back to training.”
They jump straight into the order and all five teens are on their A game as they dodge rock arms and legs. Zack takes a hit to the stomach that winds him, but he doesn’t complain; he’s too busy smiling and watching the way Trini and Kimberly look at each other. He gives himself a mental pat on the back, his wingman skills really came through.