i just want to hold my doggie

anonymous asked:

can i request a prompt of the gang or shoot working at a dog shelter? And root being all excited about them and shaw just being there bc she needs money or because john dragged her bc he wanted to meet the cute worker with glasses?

this is Not Properly Submitted so idk how i’ll tag it but have some quick cute fluff!

  • sorry but root isn’t gonna be caught dead in an animal shelter
  • it’s smelly and loud and she’d be hella overstimulated there
  • she likes animals in theory because they’re not people, but that’s as far as her affection goes
  • she’s never had a pet before, unless you count the class gerbil they had in the second grade which she “set free” after it bit her
  • shaw however, loves animals
  • every single last one
  • they’re simple and love you unconditionally and never judge you when you forget to make your face move to perform different emotions
  • dogs are probably her favorite
  • big ones though, that can keep up with her high energy levels and can knock her over with their enthusiasm
  • so it’s no surprise that shaw ends up volunteering at the animal shelter in high school
  • she’d rather do that than tutor snotty middle school brats, that’s for sure
  • so john and root are foster siblings
  • and john and his long-time gf carter are going to adopt a dog together and ask root if she wants to come along
  • she’s not really enthusiastic but fusco accidentally knocked over both her laptops yesterday and broke them and she’s waiting on replacement parts
  • so it’s not like she has anything else to do
  • john promises she can wait in the lobby where it’s less loud
  • root sighs and says he owes her a slurpee
  • john and carter eagerly race inside to pet all the dogs while root chills and taps away on her phone
  • “not an animal person?”
  • root whips her head up to see the most beautiful girl ever oh my god this is it this is how she dies she’s finally reached critical levels of gay
  • “i’m just here for the slurpees”
  • shaw just stares at her blankly
  • smooth, root. smooth
  • “…well, good luck with that then”
  • shaw continues doing paperwork at the receptionist counter and root calmly waits for death to take her
  • why cant she talks to girls
  • why
  • she’s not a bad person she doesn’t deserve this
  • and when john comes bounding out with a giant and loud belgian malinois root goes a little pale
  • that dog could eat her
  • shaw notices root kinda freeze up
  • she’s seen this before
  • some people come in with phobias or anxiety and other things of that nature, and need a little help getting used to large animals
  • shaw calls another volunteer to help john fill out the paperwork and gestures for root to follow her outside
  • root follows her gratefully
  • once she’s outside where it’s quiet and calm she feels a lot better
  • “your friend not know you’re afraid of dogs?”
  • “my brother, and i’m not afraid of them. it was just really loud in there. and that dog was bigger than you. i know it doesn’t make sense–”
  • “doesn’t have to” shaw cuts in
  • root smiles weakly
  • “i’d like to show you something, if you want?” shaw adds
  • root shrugs. why not?
  • shaw leads root around to a path to the kennels
  • “you don’t have to go in, i just want to grab someone for you to meet. is that okay?”
  • “yeah, i think so.”
  • shaw slips inside the building and after a few minutes, comes out with a tiny little pitbull puppy
  • “i’m gonna hold him and he’ll probably lick your hands a lot, but i have wipes in my jacket, okay?”
  • and then the pup happily covers root’s finger in gentle little doggy kisses
  • it’s very good and pure and root smiles
  • “you can set him down now”
  • “you sure?”
  • root nods and the puppy toddles over and sniffs her feet and barks and shaw chases the puppy around and root watches and laughs along
  • after half an hour of fun shaw and puppy bonding, john and carter come out with the paperwork and a new dog
  • shaw snags root’s phone out of her back pocket and puts in her number
  • “just in case you want to visit the puppy again or whatever”
  • and root gazes out the car window all the way home like a lovesick nerd