i am now a puddle on the floor

parkjiminbiased  asked:

hey so i know you do head canons and i was wondering if you'd write an andreil one about them adopting a kid thanks

i have this issue where i start headcanons and they end up being fics so enjoy

  • Okay so Neil and Andrew are on the same professional Exy team
  • They live in like the small urban part of Missouri or something, and they have a lot of free time because it’s the off season
  • So Andrew goes to the library every afternoon like clockwork
    • He’s studying up on law and entertaining the idea of going to law school after they retire 
    • Neil tags along sometimes and loves browsing the crime/mystery section
  • The library workers recognize them as the famous exy-playing assholes, but they’re all older women who have nothing better to do than gossip behind the desk
  • Mary, the senior librarian, runs the children’s programs during the summer and makes sure to invite all the kids from the nearby elementary school
  • It’s raining pretty hard outside when Neil and Andrew stumble in one afternoon during Mary’s dramatic reading of The Fox and the Hound
  • Andrew saunters off upstairs while Neil heads to the bathroom so he can wring out their wet raincoats 
    • (Nicky got them matching raincoats for Christmas that year, insisting that he needed to “keep up the theme”)
    • (Andrew refuses to wear the matching red rain boots)
  • Neil hears muffled crying from one of the stalls, interrupted every now and then by a small hiccup
  • He knocks hesitantly on the stall door
  • “I’m in here!” the kid shouts
  • “Everything okay?”
  • “Uh.. yeah,” he sniffles, “I think”

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Leading Suspects - Chapter 2

Chapter 1 can be found here


“Unf,” I grunt as I startle awake, arms flailing as I try to catch myself before falling out of my chair. Blinking and rubbing the shitty sleep from my eyes, I stand out of my chair a little so I can check on Madge. She’s still fast asleep, facing the wall, her beautiful face bruised. I know from what the nurses told me when I arrived that the worst of the bruises on her face rests over a cracked cheekbone, and that they extend down her torso over her ribs, one of which is also cracked.

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  • When your dog is being awesome in public and doing everything you trained him perfectly: "Everybody stop what your doing and look at my incredible puppy! He's soooooo lovely! Feast your eyes peasants, cause we're fabulous! He should get an award for being the greatest service dog to ever live. Everything is awesome!"
  • When your dog is having an off day and being a total butthead: "Dear God please strike me down now. Let the earth open up beneath me and swallow me whole. If anyone ever looks at me again I will melt into a puddle of viscera on the floor. I am garbage; I have sinned and I am truly garbage. I have failed everything and everyone. The earth will now spontaneously combust into a ball of flames and magma all because of my terrible training."

When I was eight years
old I found my mom crying in
the bathroom because
my father decided to not
only touch her body but
many more.

When I was twelve years
old I found myself crying
in a cold smelly honey bucket
because I was ashamed of
the way he touched me
and the things he did
without my permission.

When I was 16 years old
I found myself in a puddle
of blood on the bathroom floor
because the mean things
they would say about me
followed me home and
overtook my thoughts and

Now I am 18 years old and
I have cried more tears than
I can count and I have screamed
louder internally than I ever
did externally but I survived
and I am still here, that’s all that
counts. No one can take that from me.
No one can take that from you.

—  Open Letter
Just Tonight

Pairing: Royai

Summary: In their shared hospital room, Roy and Riza confront the realties of the aftermath in darkness.

Excerpt: “I can still see you there on the ground in all that blood.” Her skin went from burning to freezing in an instant as his wavering voice continued. “You know, that’s all I can see right now.”

Word Count: 2,762

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Things I have been reading 2016 review...

I know that 2016 has been a bit of a shit year, we have lost some remarkable people, seen some ridiculous events which never should have happened and felt quite a lot of fear BUT we have also had huge outpourings of love, examples of amazing athletic ability and some fabulous creative people have given us some fantastic fic so here is my 2016 round up for you featuring some of my favourite fics of 2016.

Originally posted by emzie-boy

10 Amazing Writers You Should Go Follow:

There are so many wonderfully talented writers out there who have helped and inspired me this year so here are just 10 of them (it was really hard to just put 10) but really these 10 and everyone who has made it onto my rec list this year is well worth a follow so go check out…











Originally posted by mishasminions


Dean: I Fucking Knew It –  @dancingalone21 Confused Dean is adorable and I love the relationship between him and Sam in this one. Fantastically written.

Sam: The T-Shirt - @lipstickandwhiskey I am totally into Sam fluff at the moment and this is brilliant.

Cas: Enough@willowing-love  A little bit of Cas that may break your heart.

Gabe: Buy One Get One Free @murdochinthetardis If ever Gabe needed to possess someone then I totally volunteer for that.  A beautifully written Gabriel who is swiftly becoming my angel of choice (Just don’t let Cas know)

Lucifer: Confusion and Awkwardness - @sdavid09  So now I have a thing for Lucifer, or more of a thing for Lucifer. This is so beautifully written and cute.

Crowley: Magic Crowley - @kittenofdoomage Take Crowley, take Magic Mike, put them together and this awesomeness is what you get.

Balthazar: Interrupting Fate - @wayward-mirage  There should be more Balthazar, this is fantastic but may break your heart.


Until Eternity - @faith-in-dean I was never really one for Benny but this series is so adorable you can’t help but love him. 

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - @impalapossible  This series is amazing and I am currently a puddle of tears on the floor waiting for the next bit.  Teen! Dean is really well written and I have never wanted to punch John more than I have reading this.

Fresh Start -  @like-a-bag-of-potatoes  This is a fantastic little series and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

A Little Too Late Series – Gabriel x Reader @lucifersagents  A wonderful little series that has me checking my notifications for the next update.

Choosing You – Dean x Reader @writingbeautifulmen This series is fantastic.  Dean is brilliantly written and the roller-coaster of emotions it sends you on is just awesome.

Originally posted by weslehgibbins


Steve: Tinder Gone Wrong - @mangosoldier  A little bit of Steve that will brighten up your day.

Bucky: Hair Ties - @buckyssinbin This made me fall a little bit more in love with Bucky.  

Sam:Impressions - @beccaanne814-blog  Sam Wilson is such a smoothy and there should be more of these because this was so on point.

Tony: Almost - @mellifluous-melodramas The characterization of Tony in this one is just gorgeous.

T’Challa:Long Overdue - @softcorehippos this is so lovely and I just melted a little reading it.

Scott:  Shake Your Head Yes - @bovaria   I didn’t realise I was missing Scott Lang fic in my life until I read this.  I dare you to read this and not have a bit of a crush on Scott after.

Pietro: Turning The Tables - @hymnofthevalkyries This is brilliant, I do love a bit of Mr Maximoff.


The Lonely Tree – Steve x Reader @sarahwroteathing Steve is so sweet in this one and I love the whole concept of this series.

For Your Convenience –  @brighterlights AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! This entire series is just so cute and sweet and oh man this is exactly how I would be in this situation! Fabulous, just fabulous.

Friends Like Ours Series –  @brighterlights I can’t even begin to describe how much I adore this series! Go read it right now!

Are We There Yet - @mangosoldier . I have no words to describe how much I am loving this little series.  A road trip with Steve, Sam and Bucky! This is funny and sweet and just beautiful.

Postcards@sebbytrash This series is so sweet and beautifully written.

My Type - @romanovoff   I love this little series about which of the Avengers the reader would go for.  Each part is just so funny and cute and each character is really well observed.

Alternate “You”niverse@marvelandassociates I found this little gem, binge read it until the early hours of the morning and am now craving the next part.  A great concept and so well written.

By Royal Decree - @bovaria Bucky is being a dick, Steve is being amazing, this totally has me torn.

Originally posted by nabees2

Star Trek:

Kirk: We are, aren’t we?@castielohcastiel This made me melt.  All the characters in this were written so perfectly, definitely one of my favourites.

Bones: Echos on the Enterprise - @bkwrm523  Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.  I do have a thing for Bones right now and in this one he is filthy.

Scotty: Jaylah and Jim Pushing You and Scotty Together - @youre-on-a-starship  For all you Scotty girls out there this is just sooooo fluffy!! Everytime I read this it makes me grin. 


Ribbons – @kilismaiden . I’m not generally a Kirk girl but this little series has me hooked.  I love how she writes him and the story is super sweet.

Originally posted by blairwnm

Other Fandoms and Fics:

Decode - @vintagevalentinexx  - After binge reading the story so far I may be a little bit in love with Mycroft Holmes. Fantastic characterisation and gripping story, please go read this, it is worth it.

Amends -  @mywritingsblog  Seb x reader AND Tom Hiddleston x reader.  I am soooooo addicted to this little gem of a series!! Tom or Seb? Seb or Tom? Choices choices.

Sunscreen – Richard Speight Jr x Reader - @wayward-mirage This lovely little bit of fluffiness is well worth a read.

Complete and Total Idiot - @wayward-mirage  writes THE BEST Rich fics and I invite you all into my fluffy little pillow fort to drown in the pit that is my Richard Speight Jr obsession.

sole survivor x hancock

FO4 spotify playlist + my silly ass commentary

/crushin’ hard on dat ghoul
/prepare to go on a feel trip with me ok 

I. sole survivor emerges from the vault

how would it feel to wake up over 200 years after you should have died, wandering through a shell of everything you knew, walking through your usual haunts and seeing that just about every single person from “your time” is dead? It’s miraculous that you’re still alive, but all you can feel is this overwhelming wish that you were dead 

I Shall Rise - Karen O
They’ll know my name
After the storms are passing through
They’ll know my name
When they’ve forgotten all about you
They’ll know my name

Black Hole Sun - Nouela
Stuttering, cold and damp
Steal the warm wind tired friend
Times are gone for honest men

Mother - Florence + The Machine

And oh Lord, won’t you leave me
Leave me just like this?
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

Time Go - Caught A Ghost
Living on the back nine, living out your past life, trying to make a living as an outlaw
But the problem you see, stealing ain’t what it used to be, everyone’s used to it by now

Stray Dog Freedom - Bright Eyes
/ … had to throw in a song about dogmeat hehe

II.  arriving in Goodneighbor

the sole survivor visits the memory den, grieves their dead spouse, comes to terms with their death and attempts to put on a brave face for what’s to come. you are a person out of time, after all. 

Gunshot - Lykke Li
Gunshot, can’t take it back
My heart cracked, really loved you bad
Gunshot, I’ll never get you back

The Memory Machine - Julia Stone
I miss you
I miss you

Time Forgot - Conor Oberst
Boarding a train to take my memories back
Make up for time that I have lost
I’ll never know if I’m delusional
I just believe that I am not
I’m going to work for my sanity
Give it everything I got
Though so far I have cheated death
I know someday I’ll get caught
Just living

Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was - S. Carey
Limb by limb and tooth by tooth
Tearing up inside of me
Every day every hour
I wish that I was bullet proof 

Long & Lost - Florence + The Machine
Is it too late to come on home?

Far Away From Here - Stu Larson
she’s so far away from here
nobody’s gonna lead you
nobody’s gonna dare
and I’d love to know the reasons for her tears
but she holds them deep inside with all her fears

/imagine hancock catches a glimpse of the sole survivor after her first experience at the memory den

Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) - Silversun Pickups
I’ve got nowhere left to dream
So I’ll just stay awake 

/probably how both hancock and the sole survivor feel, for their own separate reasons– the night after shit with bobbi went down, and hancock agrees to travel with the sole survivor. they both have an odd feeling of curiosity for each other, and meet up the next morning to leave goodneighbor.  maybe they’re both what the other one needs? =^^=

III. leaving Goodneighbor with Hancock in tow… drug fueled shenanigans and feelsssss ensue

Catastrophe! - Julia Stone
It seems like every road we walk
Catastrophe awaits us
It seems like every time we talk
Catastrophe awaits us
And I know that we’re just two strangers
Looking for the same idea 

/the best “let’s get this party started” companion song I could find hahaha

Black & White - The Staves
Well I can bite my lips, I can chew my hair
But I’m still stone heavy and unprepared
Like an empty chair I was always there

/sole survivor is ‘wraaastlin’ with some difficult feelings when it comes to traveling with someone for extended periods of time, hancock is the first person she has really spent day-in-and-day-out with since leaving dogmeat back in sanctuary. maybe the do drugs together for the first time. 

Difference is Time - Conor Oberst
But there’s an end I shouldn’t eat
When I’m done dancing to this beat
On my headstone it’ll be written
“Life is hard, even if you cheat.”

/could apply to 1) sole survivor, who cheated death with the cryo chamber only to be thrown into a world she was unprepared for, 2) hancock, who cheated death/ i guess even life with the radioactive drug… maybe they do a lil more drugs out during their adventures hahha

Between the Bars - Elliott Smith
Drink up one more time and I’ll make you mine
Keep you apart, deep in my heart
Separate from the rest but I like you the best
Keep the things you forgot
People you’ve been before
That you don’t want around anymore
That push and shove and won’t bend to your will
I’ll keep them still

/sole survivor and hancock get seriously smashed at the third rail, like blackout drunk.  they have a good time and barely make it back to the rex still standing. they’re in goodneighbor for a few days to resupply.

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and dull
and cut a six-inch valley through the middle of my soul
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the
middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire

I’m on fire
/the morning after, both in their own hotel rooms, both seriously hungover. hancock thinking about how he suddenly has this feelings in the pit of his stomach for sole. 

Friendly Fires - Silversun Pickups
So who could ever break you down?
And what could ever freak you out?
If you can carry this around.
Then you will never break down
Then you will never break down
Then you carry this around.

/from sole’s perspective, hungover, dry mouth, thinking about how she has feelings for the ghoul on the other side of the hotel room wall. 

I’m With You (Remix) - Grouplove
And away we’ll go
And we’ll ride in slow
It’s all I see
When I make believe
That I’m falling for yooooooooou
You know it’s truuuuuuuue

/a night of dancing to magnolia at the third rail, obviously high on jet and a little tipsy, both sole and hancock are testing the waters a bit with these weird feels 

Bitin’ the Bullet - Grouplove
People cause nightmares
Then they get to the tracks, they’re behind us
Wishing they could time us
But the rocks gonna make you shine brighter
And maybe we’ll tire
So I found a gun for you to fire
Red bullets like a tiger
But the wings like a bird so I fly ya

/the perfect feelgood super high on drugs song. their night at the third rail comes to a close, they head back to the rex giggling and maybe both just stay in sole’s room and have an explosively fun one night stand

Beautiful Rain - Jude Woodhead
/threw this one in because it’s peaceful, and i imagine them laying together while a heavy rain comes down outside in the wee hours of the morning after they slept together, no other cares in the world, not quite knowing what everything really means yet between them

Dissolve - Absofacto
your voice like an angel
been chain smoking all month long
like you’re someone i believe in
you held me but i’m volatile
and never got my head screwed on
now i’m melting through the floor
am i only a lab rat?
someone you can test things on?
are you training for a new love?
all in white, like you’re an angel
with the sun glimmering off your glass mask

this isn’t what i signed up for  
/stuff is a little awkward the next day, sole is gone when hancock wakes up, and when he walks out of the rex she’s leaning against a lightpost with their gear– ready to head out and handle some business. hancock is a big puddle of feels and can’t really read sole

Fantasy - Alina Baraz & Galimatias
So you say you wanna get away
We don’t need a plane
I could be your escape
Take you to a place
Where there’s no time, no space
I could be your private island
On a different planet
Anything could happen
Listen to the waves
Let them wash away your pain

/it’s weird between them for a few days, sole takes hancock up the coast to kingston lighthouse, a place she used to go before the war to sun on the beach. they clear the way and make a campfire on the beach.  she tells him about how expensive it was pre-war to buy a home on the coast, trying to convert bottlecaps to dollars so that he understands how ridiculous the economy was, and it gives him insight into why the war was even a reality back then. he loves hearing her prewar stories, and then she takes his hands in hers and asks him if he would like to make a home with her here.

Not on Drugs (Remix) - Tove Lo

Baby, don’t you see?
I’m not on drugs, I’m not on drugs,
I’m just in love
You’re high enough for me

/hancock is blown away by sole, he’s never felt this way, and then this angel wakes from her slumber beneath the earth and manages to do more good in a matter of months than he has done in nearly a decade. 

Loot - Club Kuru
So just lie with me tonight
Without a tear in your eye
Away from noise in the dark
Away from all you lost out

/hancock is wondering how sole is feeling about her dead husband, he remembers her crying at the memory den, but eventually accepts that she must have chosen hancock despite any feelings she might still have.

Skin - Josh Record
Feel my skin against your skin
I want to feel your soul within
I know it but not what it hides
I’d love to know your skin inside
I bruise to love you

/sappy love feels hnnng this song is perfect from soles perspective bc hancock is a ghoul

Open - Rhye
/more sappy stuff srry

Be Together - Major Lazer & Wild Belle
Tell me, is this freedom, baby?
Chasing after danger, making my heart race, woah
Maybe if the stars align, maybe if our worlds collide
Maybe on the dark side we could be together, be together
Maybe in a million miles, on a highway through the stars
Someday soon we’ll be together

/i felt like this one was out of order in the playlist but couldn’t find a good place to move it to. eh i felt like it needed to be included especially nested with the next one

Powerful - Major Lazer & Eli Goulding
Oh my my my, what you do to me
Like lightning when I’m swimming in the sea
From the very first time we loved
From the very first time we touched
Walking on wires and power lines
When you put your body on top of mine
Everytime that you lift me up
To the heaven and stars above

Lullibies (Remix) - Yuna
I wanted to go away with you,
And I will leave all my troubles here.
I wanted to run away with you,
And I will bring all my dreams and fears.

/from sole’s perspective, it probably feels weird to fall in love for the first time after you were supposed to be dead, right?

Love Like This - Wild Belle
Remember when you kissed me by the sea
You were saying all the things that I’d like to believe
That you could give me all your love
You could give me just enough
And we could live in paradise
And never have to leave 

Wasted Time - Vance Joy 
Why did you go wasting your time on me
You’re so beautiful now
There’s so much that’s left for you now
O, yeah, babe
/i kind of felt like in hancocks relationship dialogue he didn’t feel like he was worthy to be in a long term arrangement with someone, especially this pristine smooth person from another time, so this song kind of addresses that

Like Real People Do - Hozier
I will not ask you where you came from
I will not ask you, neither should youHoney just put your sweet lips on my lips
We should just kiss like real people do
/sole’s response to those feels that hancock is having, she can reassure him like nobody else can

For You - Angus and Julia Stone 
If you love me with all of your heart
If you love me
I’ll make you a star in my universe
You’ll never have to go to work
You’ll spend every day
Shining your light my way
/another one, same as above

Only Love - Ben Howard
Darling I feel you, under my body
Darling you’re with me, forever and always.
Give me shelter or show me heart.
And watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart.

/dem feels

Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
Since we met I feel a lightness in my step
You’re miles away but I still feel you
Anywhere I go there you are
Anywhere I go there you are
Late at night when you can’t fall asleep
I’ll be lying right beside you counting sheep

/moar feelz

I Want to Live Here Julia Stone
However you see what’s going on
However you judge what is right, what is wrong
There’s nothing ahead of us, no, there is no path
Everything’s rolling along, nothing will last
I wanna live here, I wanna live here
I want to live

/sole wants to live in this moment in time forever, will she become a ghoul so they can be together and rebuild the surface for years to come? or will she grow old and die, leaving him alone? or… will she take over lorenzo cabot at the asylum and use his serum to live for as long as she needs to live?

blah sorry if you had to hastily scroll past all of my nonsense bc i’m cluttering up the fallout 4/hancock tags hahaha

feel free to use my playlist/random thoughts as prompts, i love fanfic and there needs to be more x.x dem feels got me feeling some kind of way eheh. enjoy. 



But seriously, ugh at how precious this! Booth and Christine exchanging ILYs <3 I’m also always struck by how much Sunnie really does look like and act like Booth & Brennan’s daughter, I will forever be amazed at the excellent casting. And not only in the appearance department, she’s always so perfect with either Emily or David. Often, family scenes on tv with young children seem awkward because it can understandably be difficult to click with child actors but that’s never been a problem with B&B family scenes! On the contrary, they feel so real!

(Also, I wish Bones would get more credit for how well they incorporated kids into the show. Babies are supposedly a huge NO-NO on tv but Bones has handled it beautifully. B&B’s kids haven’t taken over the show but neither are you left wondering if they exist, the balance is perfect. And the emphasis has always been first on B&B as a couple (their love for each other) and then their parenting- this distinction is important. But anyway, I know expecting Bones to get any credit for anything in today’s tv landscape is a hopeless pipe dream…)

anonymous asked:

For the Zootopia drabbles can you do one where Judy got seriously injured during one of there police missions and she's in the hospital bed sleeping and nick is by her side confessing his love to her :)

Sick (A Wildehopps fluff fic)

Feeling utterly exhausted, Nick held onto the length of his muzzle, dejectedly lifting it within the his hands. His fingers anxiously tapped against it, as the fox permitted his shoulders to droop. With a torn heart, he furrowed his brows in pain and stared forlornly at the broken body before him. Needless to say, he would have gladly taken the form’s position; the calm figure belonged to one of the world’s greatest cops, Officer Judy Hopps, his most precious partner and friend. She kept her eyes closed with her long lashes brushing softly against her cheeks. They fluttered beautifully, much akin to the sensation that Nick usually felt whether he looked at her. However, now all he felt was dread; worry, fear, and utter regret. The male should have been able to make it to her in time. Why hadn’t he been able to make it to her in time?!

He could only mentally berate himself, as his whole soul ached for the poor heavily injured bunny before him. Her back was lain still upon the cold hardness of her hospital bed with her tiny nose slowly inhaling deep but somewhat shaky breaths.

Judy appeared so fragile and small. Never had the fox witnessed her so lifeless and dead to the world. Blinking past his tears, Nick could still remember the sight of blood; so much blood. It had spilled out in a spine chilling, throat closing puddle; it seeped outward, surrounding the fallen form of his beloved Judy.

He stared forlornly at her sleeping features, dankly taking in her pale complexion. It floored him. Even now, despite the harrowing circumstances, his rabbit friend was absolutely beautiful. She was his happiness; she was all he had left. The raw truth of this made his resolve break, and the fox’s heart went out to her. God, did he wish he could take away her pain.

“I am so sorry, Carrots…" his voice carried out into the thickening silence, and he closed his orbs in shame, “You didn’t deserve this, kid. You didn’t deserve any of this. I was a fool; a freaking idiot for even thinking about letting you out of my sight for a second.”

Taking in a weary breath, Nick continued to anxiously babble, “I mean, I thought that it was safe. I was so sure. How was I supposed to know that she had a gun? I had no idea that you would end up getting shot… Otherwise, I would have never let you come. It should have been me. I should have been the one to take a bullet. You’re special, Carrots. You’re too sweet and good. You are always so kind and wonderful, while I’m… not.“

The words that he spoke to himself lingered within the walls of Judy’s hospital room, and the fox blinked as a sudden thought struck him. Then, he placed a single paw close to one of hers. He tenderly feathered against the side of her open paw for a long moment, before he finally laid it gently beside her.

“Still, you make me want to be better. You make me want to try. You push me to be good and to help others, and I love that about you, Judy.“

The fox deftly gulped and eventually mumbled, “What I’m basically trying to say is that… I love you, Carrots… but I think I’m in love with you, too.”

Nick glared at the floor beneath him, until he felt the sudden weight and gradual warmth of her paw encircling around his own. Judy simply tangled their fingers together. Sending the ceiling above her a softhearted smile, the kind but tired bunny took in a shallow breath and carefully squeezed his hand.

“I know you do, you dumb fox,” the bleary-eyed female gave a withered and extremely pained but content giggle, “Coincidentally, I love you, too.”

Imagine Shaw teaching Root how to use a sniper rifle

She takes Root to a relatively small airport that’s old and abandoned and conveniently out of the way of any other living thing. She sets up a bunch of paper targets and rubber dummies all over the place and they march through the surrounding woods and up to a hill that gives them a really good view of the hangar and the runway with its cracked pavement that has weeds growing everywhere.

Shaw and Root are lying prone at the top of the hill and she’s trying to teach Root how to line up a shot and explaining how she has to take wind and distance and other factors into consideration and reminds her to hold her breath before pulling the trigger.

Root, it turns out, is not good at sniping. At all. And Shaw is trying really hard not to get annoyed and frustrated with her because “I’ve shown you how to do this least 20 times already, Root. Maybe if you paid more attention instead of trying to get in my pants.” And Root is like “This is my first time, Sameen. Maybe if you gave me some actual hands on training,” and smirks before biting her lip. Shaw just shakes her head and watches as Root brushes hair out of her face and tucks it behind her ears for the third time in five minutes. Shaw tells her that she needs to invest in more hair ties and less zip ties. Root just gives her a look that says ‘Do really want me to do that? Do you? Really?’ and it makes Shaw laugh despite herself. Then she’s like “Alright. Let’s get down to business.” Root is about to say something suggestive but Shaw is like “Shut up and shoot before I kill you.” And so Root adjusts the gun, and Shaw’s hand that was resting on Root’s hip absentmindedly finds its way under Root’s shirt, to the small of her back, thumb stroking the soft skin there all while she watches Root aim down the sights, quietly reminding her to hold her breath before pulling the trigger.

Root pouts after she misses yet another target for the 100th time. Shaw just sighs before kissing her and says “You’ll get it eventually.“ Pauses before adding, “Maybe.”