I’m heading to Nuka World soon which got me thinking about how Cait would actually react to that place.
SFW, 400ish words.
Cait can hardly contain herself when they reach Fizz Top Mountain. Her fists are
balled, nails digging into her palms; her jaw is clenched so tightly
her teeth could shatter. This place is Hell, a repeat of everything
she’s been through multiplied ten-fold. Standing on the balcony
overlooking the park, she turns to Frank with an expression more harsh than usual, barely able to keep herself from screaming at them.
“You better have
a damn good reason for
agreein’ to this shite,” she says, venomous.
looks at Cait. “We’re going to kill every single one of these
bastards,” they reply calmly, “but not yet.”
sneers, “The hell do you mean?”
too many of them. We can handle one gang, not all three.” Frank
shifts their weight on their feet. “They have home field advantage,
too. Gotta do recon.”
And then what? Call in the Brotherhood?” Cait crosses her arms. “I
can’t wait that long.”
shakes their head and looks out over the park. “Just Spatha squad
and our power armor. Maybe Danse and MacCready.” They sigh and turn
to Cait, softening. “I’m so sorry.”
didn’t know what we’d be walkin’ into. Sure coulda gone without
thinkin’ you were actually gonna go along with Gage.”
sorry. It happened too fast, there wasn’t any time to explain.”
nods. It’s basic survival – saying no while surrounded by
bloodthirsty raiders is certain death. There’s no way Frank would truly agree to that… they’re no friend to those
types. She uncrosses her arms and tries to relax, taking deep breaths
to calm herself.
dunno how long I can stay here without losin’ me goddamn mind,” she
says, voice wavering despite her best efforts.
know,” Frank says, resting their hand on Cait’s cheek “I’m not
asking you to stay. I can do the recon if you want to go back to the
Commonwealth until the squad comes.”
a choice she doesn’t want to make. Leaving Frank behind in the middle
of enemy territory feels impossible, but so does staying. She frowns
and moves in closer, wraps her arms around their waist, and
nuzzles against their neck.
Can I think about it?”
hugs Cait tightly. “Of course,” they whisper, stroking her hair. “Take your time, hon.”
I just got home from watching Spider-Man: Homecoming with my dad and I thought it was great. Tom Holland is both awesome and adorable as Peter Parker and he’s like my precious baby that I just want to protect. Anyway, that’s not what I came here to say. You see, in the movie, Peter has this voice inside his suit that helps him (like Iron Man does, a.k.a. Jarvis) but this was a female voice and Peter called her “Suit Lady.” After listening to this woman speaking for a few minutes I realized… That’s Jennifer Connelly! But then it didn’t sound like her and I started doubting, but when the credits rolled, I found the name “Suit Lady” and guess whose name was right next to it? JENNIFER. CONNELLY. I was very happily surprised to say the least. (What was even funnier was that instead of calling her Suit Lady, Peter decided to call her Karen and that of course made me think of Sarah’s stepmother in Labyrinth 😂)