Then one foggy earth-day eve, Pink Diamond came to say, “Jasper with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my palanquin tonight?” Then how the quartzes loved her, as they shouted out with glee: “Jasper the perfect beta, you’ll go down in history!”
AIRY ITS ONLY SEPTEMBER OMFG LOL also like, damn other quartzes shoulda been nice to her in the first place B^T im just sayin
Prompt- Lily is on her period and James is sort of uncomfortable with the whole menstruating thing but eventually is really cool and supportive.
“oh my god, are you dying?”
james finds lily on the floor in the bathroom, covered in sweat and in a loose baggy t-shirt which he realises with a start is his
out of respect james hurries out before lily can scream at him
he takes out his phone and is ready to diall 999 and call for an ambulence because lily is literally the strongest person he knows and something must be very wrong with her to be in that sort of condition
she looks like hell when she finally comes out. white, ghoulish skin, prominent eye-bags and chapped lips that could do with thousands of sweet, toe-curling kisses
and yet she’s still the most beautiful person he’s ever seen and he still gets those damn butterflies every time
“do you need me to call 999?”
she’s staggering to the kitchen like she’s an 85 year old pensioner who forgot her walking stick. she’s mumbling something, her cheeks a little flushed as she sits down on a chair. something like ‘eve’s in the house’
he knows no one called eve
“i’m sorry, i didn’t catch that.”
“lily, babe you really need to speak up a bit-”
“I SAID I’M ON MY PERIOD!”
he has no idea what to do
lily is obviously in a lot of pain, that much is certain; she’s just sat in a chair, going ‘bugger’ and swearing like there’s no tomorrow
he’s super uncomfortable because well, when he was younger he once found his mum’s tampons and lets just say when she came home they both had a humiliating and mortifying conversation
he’s never had any experience (can he even call it that?) about women and their periods. what is he supposed to do?
but then he remembers when lily looked after him two months ago. he had the worst flu ever, was stuck in bed for 2 days, was sweaty, had a runny nose, he lost his voice and ached all over
but lily was there literally through it all. she was there, to listen to him say ‘babe, if i die please dont forget to eat that tuna in the fridge because it’s been in there for two days and it’ll go off’ only for her to snort, chuckle and say that she’d nurse him back to health. and she did.
so now it’s not just that he’s obligated to do the same, but, heck, she’s the love of his life
that’s how he ends up in tesco 20 minutes later. staring, half traumatised, at sanitary towels.
does she want ?normal? or those beasts which say ultra night 100% protection? he buys both. and gets neurofen express period pain, buys a bag of maltesers and the newest cosmopolitan magazine
the cashier is a middle aged woman and she beams at him when it’s his turn.
‘your wife is lucky to have you. what a wonderful gentleman.’
his hand cluctches the small box inside his coat pocket almost insantaneously. he gives it a tight squeeze before smiling and hurrying back to lily’s
she’s on the sofa now and as soon as he gets in he rushes to the kitchen and is making her a tea before she can even ask
“can i have a sugar though this time, please?”
he doesnt even bat an eyelid when he asks how many and she says, oh so casually, “three…. and a half”
he runs her a hot bath, puts the items on the floor and sits, twiddling his thumbs. he holds the box as he waits, maybe he’ll have to ask her another time… but as soon as he hears the bathroom door open he hides it
he sits with his arms around her, stroking her soft hair and feeding her maltesers as they sit through episode after episode of friends.
she apologises and he says she has nothing to be sorry for. being there for her is the only thing he wants to do
she smiles. he smiles. she says she feels a little bit better now, but he still insists on making the next three rounds of tea
that’s when he hears her voice ring through the living room and into the kitchen