he just loves to play hockey

in which jack and shitty accidentally date

based on a dream I had, I present: a short semi-fic about Jack and Shitty and their day-long, beautiful relationship.

Basically, this is what happens:

At a kegster during their freshmen year, in which Shitty is running around being the life of the party even though he’s a freshman, Jack is also in attendance– talking to Berger and Marsh in the kitchen. Jack is there, partly to keep an eye on Shitty, partly because he is surprised by how much he does like some of the guys on his team, mostly because they had won today and Jack is in quite a good mood. Not a good enough mood that he is going to risk going into the living room where music is blasting, but in a good enough mood that he is holding a solo cup of beer and chilling in the kitchen, chatting with Berger and Marsh. He is at ease as Jack ever is– laughing good naturedly as they tease both him and each other and of course, this is when the trouble starts.

The trouble is this: Marsh is drunk and excited that Jack has actually shown up to a Haus kegster and since Jack seems to be in a good mood, Marsh decides to take a risk and ask Jack a Question. More specifically, Marsh rams an friendly elbow into Jack’s ribs and goes:

“Yo, Zimmermann, you like anyone on campus yet?”

A few months prior, that question would have made Jack freeze up. But now, Jack smiles easily (because honestly, it is a rather respectful question– “like” instead of “fuck”; “anyone” instead of assuming “girl”) and he certainly doesn’t want to get into his romantic history or lack of crushes so he smiles, shrugs, and says

“Nah, love’s shitty,” It’s still friendly and he smiles and asks Berg about his crush that the whole team knows about and that should be that.

The problem, however, is that what Alex Berger and Carter Marsh heard was not “Nah, love’s shitty,” but “I’m in love with Shitty.”

Which, of course, is a much bigger deal. 

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NHL!Bitty, Part IX - ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’

(Alright, you guys voted for #2, so enjoy!)

Eric gets hit on in a hotel bar during All-Star weekend. For the first time in a long time, it’s not because he’s a famous hockey player.

It would be very flattering, except the man trying to seduce him works for Jack’s PR firm, and bro is playing fast and loose with some seriously confidential information. 

NHL!Bitty Masterpost!


It’s been a long, exhausting day. Between the flight, check-in, the press junket, the photo ops, all Eric wants is to get a little bit drunk with the guys, grab some dinner, and fool around in Jack’s hotel room. Hopefully in that order, but he’s open to fooling around whenever.

He must have a dopey smile on his face thinking about the debauchery he’s been looking forward to all week when he realizes someone is watching him from across the bar. 

Tall, nice hair, professional, and he’s looking at Eric, no, at the empty chair next to him. And he’s walking over. 

“Is this seat taken?”

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AU Idea:

Adam Birkholtz grew up knowing he has an arranged marriage to the Prince of Canada. But his betrothed has never allowed his face (or name) to be known by the public, so he has no idea who he’s actually engaged to. In the mean time, he can’t help but start to fall in love with his best friend.

Prince Justin adopted a fake last name and has hid himself from the public for so long because he wants to live his life like a normal person. He just wants to go to college, make real friends and play some hockey without the pressures that come with having the Royal Name. He wasn’t expecting to meet his fiancé along the way. He definitely wasn’t expecting them to become best friends. And he most certainly wasn’t expecting to fall in love.

beccadrawsstuff  asked:

what kinda headcanons? I'll chuck some out see if you like any of them: klance as parents, first paladins, victuuri as an old married couple, hunk and pidge friendship, lotor's generals

BECCA COMING THROUGH WITH THAT GOOD SHIT!

All of these are rad… I think I’ll definitely have to do Hunk and Pidge as friends eventually… but for now have some Klance as parents headcanons. 

Lance

  • Fun dad. King of bedtime stories and surprise tickle fights when his kids come around the corner. 
  • Performing arts dad - buys all the tutus, bedazzles the tulle, helps his daughters with their makeup back stage. 
  • Lets his daughters practice their makeup skills on him
  • *sneaking up on Keith after the girls have gone to bed* “Oh my god, you’ve been attacked” “Am I a pretty boy?” “Do not kiss me with thatLANCE NO! NO NO NO!”
  • Makes sunday brunch every weekend.
  • Fashion dad - “Keith don’t let them dress themselves!” “What, they look fine.” “They’re wearing plaid with polka…! Oh my god! Jeanie come here!”
  • Cries a lot. “I’m just so proud!” “Babe… they’re just graduating to middle school.”
  • Hilarious. So fantastic with kids. All of his daughter’s friends adore him. They get excited every year when career day rolls around and they know Lance is going to come in and tell some awesome stories about space.
  • “Did you meet any aliens?!” “Sure did, and I married the prettiest one.” All the kids laugh. They have no idea. 
  • Rubs his scruffy cheek on his daughter’s faces.

Keith

  • Discipline dad. Genuinely terrifying. No one crosses him. 
  • Soft and quiet generally. Pulls his daughters on to his lap frequently to talk about their day or lecture them about safety.
  • Lance may help his daughters with their makeup, but Keith always does their hair. Their friends are jealous of their perfect ballerina buns.
  • “Needs more glitter” - Keith, pulling out a can of glitter hairspray.
  • While the other kids might adore lance, they are in awe of Keith. He’s an urban legend. So cool! Did you know Keith rides a motorcycle and wears a leather jacket? That’s nothing, I heard he wrestled a bear with a plastic butter knife and a pencil!
  • No one plays the “My dad could beat up your dad” game with Keith’s daughters. 
  • Protective dad - “Macy better watch herself, Mark! If I see her check my kid again…!” “Babe… it’s peewee hockey.”
  • When his daughters are of dating age, Keith gives the boyfriend’s THE TALK.
  • His daughters are armed and dangerous. They’ll kill you in a parking lot with just their car keys. Don’t touch them. 

As a pair

  • Really gross. So in love. Will frequently kiss in front of their daughters to gross them out.
  • “Aren’t you glad that your dads love each other?” “Yes but can’t you just… do that in private??” “We do other things in private.” “DAD!!”
  • Birthday parties are a BIG FUCKING DEAL. Lance and Keith throw the most banging parties. Giant birthday cake by Hunk? Check. Petting zoo? Check. Water balloon fights? Check. Bonfires and smores? Check check. Funny ghost stories where the ghosts spook children with farting? … check. 
  • Attend every single piano recital, ballet performance, hockey game, and school play.
  • Argue with PTA moms. 
  • Whenever their daughters have a particularly awful tantrum. “You know they get this from you. This is your Galra side coming out.” “They’re adopted, lance.” “I stay by what I said”.
  • Halloween family. Lance is really into it and goes out of his way to plan and make everything, but Keith’s quietly competitive nature always gets the best of him.
  • “We’re the best looking family out tonight.” Keith whispers. Lance beams. “DAMN RIGHT!”
  • Always support each other’s decisions. They are a pair united. Their daughters tried to pull the “But papa said…!” On them once. once. It did not go well. “Lance did you agree to this?” “What?! No!”. Cue Keith’s disapproving face. 
  • Build treehouses and swing sets together.
  • Fall asleep on the couch every Christmas eve after staying up til 3am wrapping presents. 
  • Buy each other #1 Dad mugs.
  • Introduce themselves to their daughter’s teachers every year. 
  • Keith takes Lance’s  last name. 

so today my professor told us how she found her 8 year old neighbor crying on his way home from school last week and when she asked what happened, he told her that while he was at hockey tryouts these white boys called him the N word and told him that black people couldn’t play hockey. she felt so bad for him because she said he was always sweet and well mannered to her. she convinced her brother to give up his tickets to see the Flyers vs Habs game so she could give it to her neighbor. somehow he ended up meeting Wayne Simmonds and the boy’s father told him what happened.

apparently Wayne had a really sad look on his face after he heard what happened but he told the kid to not give up even though people’s words can hurt. and when Wayne told the kid that he believed in him and that he could be the greatest hockey player in the world and maybe even play for the Flyers one day if he didn’t give up, the kid started to cry. later Wayne gave the boy his email address and said that if those boys ever messed with him again, that he was to email him and that he would have his back.

after the boy and father thanked Wayne, he had a big smile on his face and just said, “us handsome fellas gotta stick together, eh?”

anonymous asked:

A Viktuuri love child that just wants to play hockey and, "No, dad, you cannot add rhinestones to my jersey!"

“But you’d look so pretty!” Viktor whines.

“No. NO RHINESTONES.” Koichi eyes him warily, defensively covering his jersey and holding it against his chest.

“How about this?” he asked, casually fishing out a random bag of pink glitter from his pocket. There’s a long silence before Koichi lets out a high-pitched scream and makes a getaway dash towards the door and out of the room, tripping several times throughout the apartment until he (literally) runs into Yuuri in the kitchen carrying a coffee mug in one hand and a skating magazine in the other.

“Ah, what’s up kiddo?”

“Dad, dad won’t stop chasing me with glitter, PLEASE STOP HIM.” 

Yuuri tries to stifle a laugh but fails. “I don’t know, you could probably pull off the sparkly shimmery look.”

Dad!!

“Fine. Viktor, stop chasing our son with glitter.”

“Yuuri do you want to know why his hockey games are so boring?” Viktor asks, appearing abruptly in the doorway with a huge nerf gun loaded with glitter. Koichi swallows loudly. “Obviously because everyone’s wearing the same dull outfits.”

“Viktor, you’re not going to–”

“ До свида́ния, boring jersey.”

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cut scene, next practice Koichi shows up at the rink sporting a jersey untastefully covered in glitter that’s painful to look at. 

Ok but what if Ransom doesn’t really want to be a doctor.  His family and culture put a lot of pressure on their kids to be doctors and get prestigious jobs, and he wanted his parents to be proud of him so he went into pre-med.

What if he was having a post-game panic attack over molecular biology when a scout from the Maple Leafs asked him if he had a minute to talk.  And the thought of just not going to med school, of just ending his education in two months and not having to study for a test ever again, made him feel so relieved he found Holster afterwards and cried for five minutes.

“I don’t ever want to stop playing hockey,” he says to Holster, who… honestly, was kind of looking forward to not having morning practice for the first time since he was four.

What if Justin Oluransi made his parents the loudest, proudest cheering section in Toronto, screaming with love for their son the NHL player.

TV Vet AU
  • Jack ends up working at a pound after his overdose instead of working with kids
  • He just needs a break from the ice
  • Also he feels like animals are easy because they have specific needs and if you meet the needs they love you
  • He loves seeing all the babies and everyone who works there loves seeing him with the babies because tiny animals + hockey giant is super cute
  • He still goes to Samwell and plays for SMH but goes into veterinary studies
  • After graduation he does go the NHL for a while
  • Not like a long career but he’s happy with it
  • And when he finishes he goes back to school and gets a veterinary degree
  • He stays in Providence cause he’s still friends with the team, he’s a lot more mellow than he used to be and can be their friends and not hurt that they’re still playing hockey
  • Anyways somehow a tv station ends up approaching the vet clinic he works at to do a vet show
  • And he’s still kind of famous and not super keen on being on tv
  • But he looks over the proposal and the amount of money and he thinks about the extra vet techs he could hire and how much easier it would be to do after hours stuff with the extra cost
  • (Like yes he has NHL money but honestly he’s donated a lot of it and he’s saving up to try and open another clinic so)
  • So he says yes
  • Meanwhile we have Bitty, who ended up going off to a pastry school and now,  couple years out, has found himself with a little pastry shop in Providence
  • It’s not Boston and he’s not making as much money as he could be elsewhere
  • And the hours are terrible
  • But it’s his place and that’s the most important
  • Anyways he’s awake at weird hours and this vet show is always playing
  • Like always
  • Playing
  • And the opening theme shows the vet out running with his dog?? And he’s shirtless?? What human actually looks like that honestly?
  • Anyways Bitty is mesmerized
  • Bitty also has his own little Bun now
  • The bunny is a pretty good pet for him honestly because if he needs to he can put Bun in her cage, but mostly she is very well behaved and can roam Bitty’s apartment while he’s gone
  • So anyways one night Bitty comes home and realizes Bun is limping
  • And he FREAKS out because he’s been at work all day and has no idea what might have happened
  • He’s been taking her to a local clinic for checkups and he calls them and finds out they have one person there for emergencies
  • So he throws Bun in her travel carrier and bolts
  • Bangs on the door and it opens on the hot tv vet
  • Who Bitty didn’t even think was a real vet because when is reality tv even real??
  • Bitty is in shock
  • “Uh, you called about your pet rabbit?”
  • Bitty focuses, explains what happened (not that he knows much)
  • The vet introduces himself as Jack, invites Bitty back while he looks at Bun
  • Jack is staring in concentration at Bun
  • Which gives Bitty a good chance to stare at Jack
  • After a few tests, Jack concludes that Bun probably jumped off something or landed funny, she has a slight fracture but nothing that won’t heal
  • He gets a little cast on her leg and asks Bitty to leave her there until the next day so he can keep an eye on her just in case
  • Bitty mentions he’s afraid of what might happen when he takes her home because he’s the only one there and out a lot for work
  • At his bakery
  • “Wait do you know Larissa? I think she goes there a lot?”
  • Bitty does in fact know Larissa (well, she had said to call her Lardo) (Bitty is probably going to have to ask about her cute vet friend, get some deets)
  • Jack says Bitty could leave Bun at the clinic for an extra few days to make sure she won’t get into trouble
  • Bitty hates to leave her but decides it’s probably for the best
  • He stops back the next day with pastries and coffee as a thank you
  • But Jack isn’t there because he’s out on a house call
  • Bitty is disappointed but can’t figure out how to stay without looking like a creep
  • Anyways this goes on for a few days
  • Bitty is finally allowed to take Bun home when Jack is sure she can’t hurt herself again
  • Jack goes “uh I left the number on the forms in case you need it again?”
  • Bitty knows the vet number
  • That is decidedly not the vet number
  • Bitty calls later that day just to say hi
  • They end up together, to no one’s surprise
  • Bun stars on the show a few times
  • Even makes it into the theme a few seasons later when Bitty and Jack have moved in together
  • Bitty makes special snacks for people that have to work the late shift
  • Everyone loves it
  • The end

So like to preface this, no piece of media or literature is perfect and its fine to criticize or take apart literature and talk about things you dont like. However i usually take a long look at someones reasons for disliking a piece of queer media because we dont get a lot as it is. So heres how i feel about some criticisms ive seen checkplease getting.

One, this story is about bitty. He is the main character and the story is told through his point of view. We all love the side characters and love getting to know them but this isnt their story. So if we dont get to see them all the time it might be sad and we might want more, but the comic is not failing just because the narrative didnt include as much of them as we wanted.

The same goes for hockey. When it comes down to it this comic isnt about hockey either. Bitty happens to play hockey and it is a large factor of his life. In my opinion checkplease is a romantic comedy at its heart so while hockey can be a plus, if you hate the comic because it doesnt have enough hockey in it i think you are reading the wrong comic.

Lastly, its okay that bitty and jack are happy. Its okay that this comic is mostly happy. Its common for straight romantic media be inexplicably happy and we deserve to have media like that too. Bitty and jack dont have to have a million struggles to be happy. This is a story. A piece of art meant to make the readers feel a certain emotion. And i think that feeling is happiness and love and thats fine. We’re not stupid. We know relationships can be hard and life can be hard we dont need every story we read to tell us that.

These are just my opinions on some criticisms of the comic that i thought were unfair. Its okay to disagree with me. I just wanted to share them.

We Are Young: Prologue

Throne of Glass High School AU

Summary: Senior Rowan Whitethorn is new to town. It doesn’t take him long to get use to a new school, make new friends, even join the local hockey team. But it also doesn’t take him long to meet sophomore and figure skater Aelin Galathynius. And it doesn’t take him long to realize one thing; he can’t stand her.

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Rowan couldn’t help but feel a bit foolish as he stepped into the cafeteria, lunch tray in hand. He stood in the doorway for a moment, eyes moving from table to table. He observed the crowds around him, looking for a head of golden hair.

Relieved wasn’t actually the right word he’d use for when Fenrys invited him to sit at his table during lunch. But he did feel the slightest bit grateful. He wasn’t particularly looking forward to spending another lunch by himself. Plus he thought he was doing pretty well. Only three days into the school year at a new school and he was already, somewhat, making friends. Hopefully when he told his mother this, she’d get off his back.

Though he wouldn’t exactly call Fenrys a friend at this point. He simply seen the Pittsburgh Penguins patch on Rowan’s backpack in the bio class they shared and deemed Rowan interesting enough to talk to. Turns out Fenrys was a Penguins fan too. And that’s basically all it took for him to invite Rowan to sit with him at lunch.

Thankfully, he wasn’t standing too long when he spotted golden hair pulled back in a low pony tail. With long strides, Rowan made his way over to the table. He wasn’t typically a nervous person, but he still tried not to pay too much attention to the other bodies sitting around the table.

“Hey man,” Fenrys grinned up at him before pointing to the chair on his right. “Take a seat.”

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anonymous asked:

can you do a part 2 or add more thing to the dating shawn list? i loooooooved it

(this took me forever, sorry you had to wait for so long) 
Dating Shawn would include pt. 1

Dating Shawn would include pt. 2

  • Him treating you like a princess
  • Stupid inside jokes
  • Always taking cute private selfies no one else get to see
  • Matching hoodies and sweatpants for long flights
  • You wearing Shawn’s dad cap
  • Him struggling not to laugh when you whine about your homework
  • You watching Grey’s Anatomy with him for the second time, pretending it’s not going to break his heart
  • “Lexi is cute” “Shut up, I thought I was cute” “No, you’re cuter” “Nice save, Mendes”
  • Teasingly smirks to each other from across the room
  • Being each other’s biggest supporters
  • Going to the gym on an early Sunday morning together
  • “Remind me why I’m doing this again?”
  • Him giving you nose tip strokes while drifting off to sleep
  • Both wearing black skinny jeans
  • “Twinning” “No Shawn, just no”
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Him always spoiling you even when you ask him not to
  • Ending every phone call with “see you soon”
  • Him saying “time for cuddles” then just picking you up and carry you to bed
  • Him playing with your hair while you do your homework
  • “Pay attention to me” “Stop with the puppy eyes Shawn” “Then pay attention to me”
  • Going on random road trips with his friends
  • Long walks holding hands to clear Shawn’s head
  • Brian showing up unannounced every other day
  • “I miss you” “I miss you more”
  • You sending him drunk snapchats while hanging out with friends from Uni
  • Him always telling/texting you “be safe”
  • Singing along to Holdin’ Me Back in the car
  • Snapchatting constantly whenever Shawn is gone
  • Late night dance off to Ed Sheeran’s music
  • Popcorn fights while watching Riverdale
  • Him making sure you’re okay when he’s gone
  • Him teasing you when you wake up hunger over
  • Him being overprotective of you when fans or paps get too close and always making sure you’re taken care of first
  • ”Where’s y/n?” “Is someone keeping an eye on her?” “Make sure she’s not in the middle of this”
  • You teaching Shawn different drinking games when he finally has some days off
  • Pranking each other
  • Deep conversations with Karen when your heart feels heavy
  • Geoff making kissing noises when seeing you sneak of together
  • Him always sending your mother flowers on her birthday
  • You picking up the phone saying ”I’ll call you later” when you miss him too much to talk
  • Dealing with him always bringing his guitar everywhere
  • Him texting you the lyrics to Never Be Alone when he knows you’re struggling with him touring
  • Always turning your morning runs into a competition
  • Him stalking your Instagram in bed at 3 am when he misses you
  • Him making you a mixtape with his fave tunes every time he leaves again
  • Sending you sneak peaks of new photoshoot pictures
  • Being spontaneous together
  • Him saying “I just wish I could hold you tonight” when he feels lost 
  • Him teaching you how to play the Harry Potter intro on the Ukulele
  • Going to John Mayer concerts together
  • Stealing his comfy clothes
  • Him saying “I’m so in love with you I can barely breathe”
  • Constantly holding hands
  • Arguing over who gets to pick the music in the car
  • Him always getting up early, you begging for five more minutes
  • Helping him tie his tie before award shows
  • Buying John Mayer merch for his birthday
  • Him kissing you to make you shut up
  • Talking boys with Aaliyah
  • Him trying to teach you the hockey rules
  • Spontaneous sex (bathrooms, cars, dressing room in a store)
  • Kissing and tracing his tattoo
  • Dealing with him when his ego gets too big
  • Blowjobs when he’s feeling stressed
  • Staying in and watching Netflix
  • Exploring the world together
  • Him making inappropriate jokes about your sex life to Matt and Brian
  • Him being a bad loser when you beat him
  • Him being a bad winner when he beats you
  • “Aww babe, smile for me. At least you’re sleeping with a winner”
  • Rough make up sex when having had stupid little fights
  • Him waking you up with breakfast and kisses
  • Him lowkey getting jealous when Brian snaps you
  • Him waking you up when a new song idea strikes in the middle of the night
  • “Sorry love, didn’t mean to wake you”
  • Lots of spooing
  • Him tearing up when he realize he hurt you
  • Neck kisses on Shawn’s vein
  • Cheesy yet romantic date nights
  • Drunk sex
  • Fighting over who cheated in beer pong
  • Listening to music together while making out
  • Him walking around shirtless just to tease you
  • “You like what you see eh?”
  • Waking up completely entangled to each other
  • Fearing his going to stop loving you one day
  • Really cheesy pickup lines Shawn thinks are amazing
  • Him leaving hickeys all sort of places on your body
  • Morning sex to start the day of right
  • Him saying “God, you’re beautiful” every time he wakes up next to you
  • Love hearing Shawn sing in the shower
  • “Can I join you?” “I thought you’d never ask”
  • Kissing the scar on Shawn’s face
  • You being insecure but him reminding you “you’re perfect to me”
  • Having sex multiple times a night
  • Cute texts when he’s thinking about you
  • Him biting into your skin while lying naked in bed
  • Him loving to watch you get dressed
  • Goofy smiles that makes your heart melt
  • “I wrote a song about you” “Can I hear it?” “Not until it’s perfect”
  • “Only 13 days until I’m back in your bed again”
an au in which jack contemplates abandoning his dream for the sake of his mental health

(An idea that popped into my head after re-reading this scene and noticing Jack’s hesitation while discussing going into the NHL.)

CW: coming out, anxiety, fear of being outed and/or staying closeted, talks of toxic people and mentalities 


“Sometimes…sometimes I wonder if it’s even worth it.”

Bitty looked up at Jack. They’d been sitting out on the roof for near half an hour now, and Jack hadn’t said a word in all that time. Bitty had talked some, had tried to fill that silence with idle chatter, but after a while he’d given up and let his own thoughts drift elsewhere.

“If…what’s worth it?” Bitty asked, afraid of the answer.

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In These Small Hours (A Bitty MiniFic)

It doesn’t really hit Bitty until he’s sitting in his room at the Haus, staring at the boxes already half-full with his belongings.

His ears are ringing in the silence that surrounds him now, so different from the constant congratulations and yelling from the team. He’s still got his suit on, bowtie still crisp, hair still set. Around him, distantly, he hears the various noises that are normal in the Haus- boards creaking, water running, Netflix coming from Holster’s laptop upstairs.

There is a part of Bitty that is trying to burn all of this deeply into his mind so he can never forget any of it. He bends over to untie his dress shoes and he starts to take stock of the night.

First, he had voted for Chowder for Captain.
Second, the team did not agree with him.
Third, they had voted for him. Bitty.
Fourth, they all had voted for him.

Just the thought of it now, hours after the banquet, stirred up a flurry of emotions within him.

He was surprised, and delighted, and confused, and so, so happy.

But at the same time, he was so, so scared.

There was once, and exactly once, that Bitty had imagined himself the Captain of the team. It had been in a quiet moment shared with Jack- a September night spent on the balcony of his apartment with coffee. They were familiar but still so new to eachother then, prone to spontaneous conversation that revealed themselves to the other.

“Being Captain last year, I think that was the best thing that could have happened to me.” Jack had said, his thumb stroking over Bitty’s fingers. “I was Captain junior year, yeah, but…last year taught me so much.”

Bitty was quiet, always so taken away by the careful gravity Jack put behind his words sometimes.

“Being Captain of that team, of you guys, it was more than just calling plays and leading workouts. You guys let me grow and learn. You let me realize how much I love all that hockey is. Not just the ice time, or the goals, or anything like that.”

Jack’s quietly spoken speech sunk into Bitty, and later when the were curled around eachother in bed, Bitty thought about it on the cusp of falling asleep.

Imagine me, he thought, imagine me as Captian. Imagine people looking to me like they did to Jack. Imagine finally feeling at place and included.

Now, with his suit half off and his phone giving him notifications for endless congratulations pouring in from several sources, Bitty tried to grasp the idea that his late night half-formed fantasy wasn’t so silly at all.

Bitty pulled on the falconers shirt that was slung across the back of his desk chair and then settled into bed.

He held his phone on his chest, thumb hovering over the team group chat. There were so many messages that Bitty can vaguely remembering skimming in-between all of the in-person celebrations.

He scanned over them again, feeling his chest swell with each positive message.

It struck him, then. Everything all at once- the captaincy, the boys, the respect, and something more that poured into him and settled a worry he had held close to his chest for too long.

Bitty loved hockey.
Now he knew that hockey loved him, too.

alright. Trans Bitty.

i should be working.

  • really loved figure skating, but competed in pants instead of dresses.
  • had to give up when he didn’t want to skate in pairs and be lifted
  • wore his hair short, large tees, flannels
  • got bullied a lot by the girls, got locked overnight in a locker by the cheerleading squad
  • never had trouble with his dad, because in this AU Coach never pushed him to play football.
  • His mom has trouble connecting to “her little girl” but they still bake a lot, they just avoid the touchy subjects of hair, clothes, boys, etc.
  • new school, he signed up for Co-Ed hockey, liked it, people called him Bittle. Also, no checking.
  • Found Samwell online, learned that he could have a scholarship for Hockey
  • After two weeks of gathering his courage, wrote to Samwell asking what would happen to his scholarship if he transitioned mid way
  • Was told he would be switched from the Women Hochey to the Men hockey team, now if he wanted, no trouble.
  • Got an email detailing what Samwell could do for him, like changing his name on his registration forms but still send his parents mail under his first name if he wasn’t out to them yet.
  • Learned that his scholarship could cover a part of his transition
  • So Bitty joins the SMH team
  • He still wears large t-shirts, never seen shirtless, but wears shorts because let’s admit it, his legs are AMAZING
  • And Jack is still a dick, because Bitty still is afraid of checking
  • Bitty was on the verge of quitting, when he heard Jack complaining to the coaches
  • “Coach, seriously. How’d this guy get recruited?”
  • Jack may be a dick, but he’s a dick who NEVER mixed his pronouns.
  • So Bitty stays. Befriends the other guys. Went to checking practice with Jack. Scored points.
  • He also hides the fact that he’s gay, because usually people ask “Well why didn’t you just stay a girl?” and fuck them.
  • Still comes out to Shitty, they talk about his transition.
  • Sometimes during second year he starts taking testosterone.
  • He warns Jack about the fact that he’s definitely transitioning.
  • Jack nods, and goes to brood in his bedroom.
  • “What’s up with you, Jackabelle?” asks Shitty.
  • “Bittle.”
  • “He tell you about the hormones? Neat, huh? I’m so proud of our Bits.”
  • Jack broods.
  • “What the hell, Jack.”
  • “I didn’t know he was trans. He’s going to have to change teams.”
  • CUE SHITTY YELLING
  • “JACK LAURENT ZIMMERMANN ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU’RE GONNA KICK BITTY OUT OF THE TEAM BECAUSE HE’S DFAB?!?”
  • MORE YELLING
  • “What?’ yells Jack. “He’s becoming a girl, right? He’s gonna have to leave for the women’s team! We’re gonna lose him!”
  • Shitty sits back down.
  • “Okay, first, we need to work on your phrasing. That “becoming a girl” shit is not good. Second, huh, Bitty’s a guy. He’s just taking the steps to be more comfortable with his body.”
  • “So he’s staying with the team? He’s not leaving us?”
  • Shitty hugs his dumb Canadian child.
  • Bitty learns about this conversation some years later and kisses his dumb Canadian boyfriend who never even considered Bitty as something else than a guy.

Okay, listen. Eric Richard Bittle was barely surviving in Georgia but then he moves up to Samwell and gives this stupid beautiful hockey team a chance to see all of the vulnerable things he might want to hide, and because of that bravery finds a family there. He takes care of them and let’s them do the same back. He loves them and trusts them. He’s the heart of the team and they all know it. A unanimous vote to give the C to a figure skater and baker from Georgia who couldn’t take checks his first year.

Jack got a unanimous vote because he works harder than god and plays amazing hockey. Eric got it because he uplifts every member of that team (while working his ass off to improve himself, too).

I’m just so proud.

as I’ve been gently descending into real hockey hell lately, I came across the anecdote that a certain famous rl candian hockey forward used to go to local pick up games, but he was so good that they made him play goalie so that the opposing team would have a chance.

when you combine this with my headcanon (for my bitty-navigates-his-early-20′s fic that i may or may not ever write) that bitty joins a local beer league after he moves to Providence….you get…

Bitty is thrilled when he discovers a local rec league in Providence. He’s missed being out on the ice and it sounds like a great way to make some friends. Even better, there’s no checking allowed. He signs up right away.

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(lil bb davo taking even his imaginary hockey games so seriously why does this not surprise me)

PLIROY /// JJYURI /// JJ /// YURI

*HEADCANON ALERT*
Ok, so, JJ’s got 10 siblings (this is canon),(from here it’s all headcanon→) and I wanted JJ to have an older brother. Just imagine it. JJ being somebody’s LITTLE brother. That’s so fcking CUTE. So I drew this. Cockier than JJ, hockey player and he loves all his siblings but specially JJ and JJ likes him too. They always get along. He finds Yuri and JJ’s relationship adorable and likes to tease them everytime he visits his parent’s house.

In the pic it says:
JJ: Hey! Yuri’s MY fianceé!
Brother: Jeez I was just showing my cat.
Brother: Awww? Mr.King is jealous of me? Awwww that’s so cuuuute

I also start to play with the idea of a JJ, JJ’s brother and Yuri’s threesome. Also imagine all the interactions Pliroy would have with all the siblings and….. Well, I guess Yuri will have to stay at Toronto for sometime ;D

Less than a year ago, Justin Schultz couldn’t have felt lower as a hockey player. On defense for the Edmonton Oilers, he struggled, lost confidence, struggled more and lost confidence more when his own fans booed him. The snowball grew too big to bear on Feb. 23, when he was minus-3 in a 4-1 home loss to the Ottawa Senators.
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“I didn’t even want to be on the ice,” Schultz said. “I wanted to go crawl in a hole or something.”
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Schultz wasn’t on the ice the next two games. The Oilers scratched him. He was on his couch in his apartment on Feb. 27 when a bunch of friends suddenly texted him at once. Instead of reading the messages, he went straight to Twitter and learned the news:
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He had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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At that moment, it started to change.
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“The first thing I thought was, ‘I’m going to go play with Sidney Crosby,’” Schultz said. “It was pretty exciting.”
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Schultz helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup last season and signed a one-year contract with them on July 13. With 26 points in 42 games this season, he’s tied for 11th among NHL defenseman in scoring and is on pace for 50 points, which would shatter his NHL career high of 33 set in 2013-14. He’s plus-20, tied for fourth among defenseman and tied for eighth among NHL skaters; he was never better than minus-17 in his first four seasons.
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Same player. Different circumstances.
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“Everything’s just working out well so far,” Schultz said. “I love playing here. So hopefully it keeps going that way.”
Friends with Kids

I see your friends with benefits fics and raise you friends with kids.

A/N: So this started out as a list fic and then turned into 5,000 words.
 (Ao3)

For your consideration. Picture Holster as a coach for peewee hockey and there’s this little girl, let’s call her Piper, and she’s super cute and her parents are literally always late to pick her up from practice. Once Holster had to call them and remind them to come pick her up cause practice had ended an hour ago - and just, this girl is so awesome and loves hockey even though she kind of sucks at it and she carries this little Dora the Explorer backpack with her everywhere. 

So whenever she’s waiting for her parents to pick her up she’ll grab a book or toy or coloring book out of her back pack and at first she’d just play quietly while waiting, but then Holster tells the other coaches they can go on ahead (cause they’re always anxious to leave once practice is done since it’s unpaid volunteer work) and he starts talking to her. Eventually one day after practice she just sort of climbs up into Holster’s lap while they’re waiting in the lobby and gives him her book to read to her and his heart just? melts a little honestly

And he legit always comes home to Ransom - they’re roommates, again because Holster tried the whole nine to five thing three states away from Ransom and he would rather be barely making ends meet by working at the local hockey rink than making six figures if it means he gets to spend every day with his best friend - but that’s a whole other story. But anyway he is always talking about how smart Piper is and what funny thing she did that day. Ransom even feels like he kind of knows her because Holster talks about her so much. 

One day when they have a game on a day that Ransom has off from the hospital he surprises Holster by showing up. He talks to the other parents in the stands and quickly figures out which kid is Piper, because when they come out onto the ice Holster is practically carrying her and it takes almost a full three minutes of coaxing before she lets go of him and skates over to her spot on the ice. 

Ransom thinks that’s like the cutest thing ever. He asks the parents who are sitting near him whose kid she is and all the parents are saying she isn’t theirs and Ransom is confused before one of the moms sitting nearby asks who he’s talking about again. He points to number three on the ice and the mom tells him that Piper is in foster care and the parents – “are a steaming pile of shit.”

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