Hi, I was wondering if you could do an avengers oneshot, where the reader has this supper important swim meet, and they are super nervous. So the avengers come to their meet and cheer them on. By the way, I totally love your blog!
A/N: Thank you so much! That means a lot. Also Australia doesn’t really have swim meets? Or at least where I’m from so I just got a bit of information and pieced it together the best I could. I’m assuming that swim meets are competitions so just bare with me. I’m so sorry it took so long! I’m don’t know if I’m happy with this or not but we’ll see.
Characters/Pairings: Reader X Avengers (Platonic)
Warnings: Swearing (i feel like this should just be a constant warning). Mild anxiety issues/attacks.
I have based these anxiety issues of my own. I know that no one has the same experience but this is just my take on it.
Y/F/N= Your friend’s name
“You’ll be fine, kid!” Tony reassures, giving you a small pat on the back. “Even if you lose, you’ll still get a participation award.”
“Great. Thanks, Tony,” You say, rolling your eyes. Being an Avenger was hard. And if you were still in school, it was 10 times harder. Saving the world, homework, saving the world, more homework. School was hard enough before. Luckily, Tony had arranged for a teacher to come into the tower, instead of you having to go to a proper school. You always had a target on your back.
Although, the one thing you could do outside the tower was swim. It was the only thing really connecting you to the ‘real world’. Swimming to you was like parties to Tony or moral responsibility to Steve (You’re the youngest. You’re allowed to take the piss occasionally.)
You get into the car with Tony and make your way to the swimming pool where you had the meet. You finally arrive and step out of the car with your swimming clothes and everything else you need in a backpack. Could you really do this? Not only was it the coldest possible day to swim, but you were competing against the team that had beaten you every time. Sure, your team was strong, but their’s was stronger. If you won this, you would have won the finals, and that doesn’t happen everyday.
“Y/N!” You look up to see your best friend, Y/F/N,, waiting for you at the entrance to the pool. You wave quickly and turn to Tony, starting to sweat and get more anxious by the minute.
“Tony, I don’t think I can do this,” You breathe out.
“Hey, calm down.” He pulls you into a hug and rubs a hand up and down your back. “What’s the worst that could happen? Come on, Y/N. You’ve fought beings from other realms. I think you can handle this,” Tony chuckles, trying to help you lighten up. You emit a small smile.
“I should probably start to get ready. I’ll see you later,” You plod over to the entrance, greeting Y/F/N and walking over to the change rooms with them.
Tony watches you as you walk away and as soon as you are out of sight, he pulls out his phone, typing in Natasha’s number.
“Nat, you’re all clear. She’s went in just now,” Tony speaks over the phone.
“Does she know?”
“Not a clue.” The whole team had never actually come to one of your meets. Most of the time it was either Tony or Clint. Those two had taken you under their wing and were like parents to you. They also acted like an old, married couple half the time.
Tony hangs up the phone and sees a van pull into the parking lot. The van pulls up behind Tony’s Audi and out step, Steve, Clint, Natasha, Bruce and Thor.
Meanwhile, in the change rooms, you are sat on a bench in the corner. Inhaling and exhaling heavily. This wasn’t your first competition. But it sure as hell was the most nerve-wracking. You wanted just one thing that could help you fit in and you sure as hell didn’t want to fuck it up.Y/F/N slumps down besides you and mutters soothing words to help calm you down.
“This is nothing you haven’t done before, Y/N,” She reassures. “And if you really don’t want to, you don’t have to.” You nod and give them a small hug. Your breaths slowly become normal again.
The swim meet had started. You hear your name being called out of the loud speaker and Y/F/N manages to coax you out of the changing room. Your hear a chorus of loud cheers over by the seating area and you turn your head in the direction of the noise. Causing quite a scene, is the whole Avengers team. Never in you right mind had you imagined this happening. All of a sudden, your confidence seemed to boost, knowing that they were all there to cheer you on. Who cares if you won? Well, maybe your team but that was a problem to think about after.
You walk over to the edge of the pool where 5 people are already lined up. Two from your team and three from the other. You pull your goggles (a/n:i don’t know if anyone else calls them that:a/n)over your eyes and move into the starting position. You wait three seconds before you can hear the starting gun shoot a blank. You dive in headfirst and glide along the bottom of the pool until you need air.
Three laps. That’s all you had to do. You were on your last lap and you had no idea where anyone else was and that’s how you liked it. You can almost see the end of the pool. You propel yourself faster through the water until your fingertips hit the wall at the end. You bring your head back up to the surface to hear the shouts of praise coming from each and every one of the Avengers. And your coach. You had won. You had really won! And your team had won the finals.
You push yourself out of the pool, only to be greeted by your teammates and enveloped in a hug. When you finally manage to escape. You run over and give every member of the team a hug.
Anon: when are you going to be updating hes the teacher?? its just been a long time and it was left on such a big cliff hanger i really want to know whats going to happen. sorry if this sounds rude.
Anon: PLEASEEEEEE UPDATE HES THE TEACHER PLEASEEEEEEE
Anon: hi! if youre not too busy could you please wrap up hes the teacher..? please, thank you, you are lovely. xo xo
Anon: When are you gonna update HTT?
Anon: wht happend to he’s the teacher? It was rly good
Hey everyone, I’m so sorry I took so long to update this! I wrote a whole chapter but forgot what had happened previously so it just didn’t work. I had to re-write it. I hope it’s okay, please let me know what you think! xxoo I hope you are all well
“Dan?” I jump in surprise, turning to y/n who was stood with wide eyes.
“Hey baby, whats wrong?”
“Well… I decided I would do some washing while you made breakfast and well… I found this”
Shit… The engagement ring
Shit shit shit shit shit I left the engagement ring in my other jeans!
“What’s that?” I question, trying to play it casual as I walk over to her and take the small velvet box from her hands, examining it as if I wasn’t sure what it was before taking a deep breath and getting down on one knee.
Y/n’s eyes remained wide as she took in my actions. I take in a shaky breath before beginning to speak.
“okay, Baby I love you so so much… And I’m sorry, this isn’t how I wanted to propose. I wanted to do it at dinner with your parents, but they denied me. I know that I shouldn’t still do this after your parents have said no but… Well, I can’t give you a reason except for that I simply love you far too much to wait.
I know all of this has happened so quickly, but I’ve honestly never been happier in my life. The moment you walked into my class and clumsily dropped everything, I knew I was in love with you.
Since that day on, my mind has constantly been filled with daydreams of the future. I want us to have a beautiful home together… you, me, Amelia and Christopher. You’ve already made so many of my dreams com true. So please… make this one true too? Please marry me Y/n?”
Y/n had covered her mouth as tears rolled down her cheeks. To say I was terrified was an understatement, but the fear instantly disappeared the moment she nodded her head to say yes and moved her hand to reveal her gorgeous smile. I quickly stood, sliding the ring onto her finger before she wrapped her arms around me.
“I love you so much Dan” She whispers quietly as I try to hold back my own tears of joy.
“I love you too baby.. so freaking much”
I lean back and hold her face in my hands, we both smile goofily as I lean in to kiss her with so much passion.
<><> A few months later <><>
I woke up to the fabulous scent of coffee filling the house. I groaned as I stretched before heading to the kitchen in only my sweat pants.
“Morning baby” I said, wrapping my arms around Y/n from behind and placing a kiss on her neck.
“Good morning sleepy head. You’re going to be late” Y/n says before turning around and handing me a coffee. I smile at her, kissing her lips softly before bringing my coffee with me to get ready. I do my usual morning routine, however it seems to take longer these days as I get distracted by my gorgeous fiancé.
Y/n’s due in only 2 weeks and I’m constantly worried about her, even though she tries to reassure me that she is fine.
“You ready to go Dan?” Y/n asks, pulling me out of my thoughts.
“uh yeah, I’m ready. Are you sure you should still be coming to class love? I mean, the babies are due in 2 weeks and I don’t want you stressing or anything…”
“I’m fine, I promise. ” she says as she smiles up at me.
I crane my neck down, placing a kiss on her lips before getting on my knees and placing my hands on her belly.
“You two behave for mummy” I say to her belly as I feel the babies moving under my hands. I still got as excited as the first time i felt them kick.
The first time it happened Y/n had called me into the bedroom, as soon as I got there she grabbed my hand and place it on her belly. The feeling I had got was indescribable… Those were our Babies.
I helped Y/n in and out of the car, as I did everyday to get to the Uni. I would usually sneak out for lunch with Y/n, but today I had a meeting. As I returned to the class, all the students were sat and ready.
“Okay everyone, open your textbooks to page 318, chapter 4. This will be-“
“Mr. Howell!” I heard Y/n’s panicked voice call out. I quickly snapped my head in her direction to see her panicked eyes. She looked from me and down to the floor where you could clearly see her water a=had broke.
“oh shit!” I say, quickly dropping everything in my hands and running over to her. I hold her arms and help her stand properly.
“Class is ending early!” I call out to the rest of the students who are whispering to each other. They all quickly pack up and head out of the doors while I get all of y/n’s stuff.
“Are you okay baby? fuck.. keep taking deep breaths for me!” I said anything i thought of as I helped Y/n walk out the class door.
“Mr. Howell!” I heard the dean call out to me
“Not Now!” I yell at him in return, but he still runs over to y/n and I
‘Mr. Howell. You can’t have your students leaving this early just because one of your students is having a baby! We will help your student here and contact her partner, but you need to continue teaching!”
“IM HER PARTNER!” I yell at him, losing patience as he continues talking at me while I’m trying to get my fiancé to hospital.
“Mr. Howell! You cannot be in a relationship with a student!” he yells at me.
“BIT LATE FOR THAT DON’T YA THINK! and it’s not illegal!” I yell, getting angrier as Y/n groans in pain. We had made it to the car and I helped y/n get in before running to the drivers side.
“It may not be illegal but it is definitely ban here at this university!”
“Well then I guess I quit!” I say before slamming the car door and speeding out of the parking lot.
I look over at y/n, a thin layer of sweat covering her forehead. I reach one had over the centre console and hold hers as she takes deep breathes.
“I’m so sorry about that baby” I say to her
“It’s not your fault Dan”
“But I should have-“
“Dan, I don’t really want to talk about that right now!” Y/n snaps as she squeezes my hand tight.
I hated seeing y/n in so much pain, but as soon as we got to the hospital I rushed her in and soon enough I was holding her hand and kissing her forehead as she pushed with all her might.
Though it may have taken hours, everything seemed to have happened so quickly. And then the moment finally happened.
We heard the first cry. I wasn’t sure if I was going to cry or faint but I had never been happier. Minutes later, more cries were heard as the second baby was born.
I looked down to y/n, she was red and sweaty, completely out of breath. She was smiling still and she was beautiful. I bent down and kissed her forehead.
“You did amazing y/n.” I whisper to her.
I hold water for Y/n to drink and praise her for doing so well while the babies are cleaned up a bit by the midwifes and nurses.
“Ms. Y/L/N, Mr. Howell? Have you chosen the names for your children?”
“yeah we have.” I reply, smiling down to Y/n
“The boy is Christopher Philip Howell and the girl is Amelia Rose Howell” Y/n tells the doctor.
“well then, I guess you’d like to hold little Amelia and Christopher” a nurse says as she walks in with Amelia and another nurse carrying Christopher.
Christopher is lay in Y/n’s arms, and finally I hold Amelia.
“Hey there my beautiful baby girl… I’m your daddy. And this beautiful woman is your mummy” As I speak, tears roll down my cheeks, landing on my lips that are glued in a permanent smile.
I reach down and roll my finger across the soft skin of my sons cheek, my heart almost stops as he reaches his tiny arms out and wraps his little fingers around my one.
All of my dreams are coming true. This is true happiness.