to know about michelle: she’s very good at keeping secrets
when she was eight years old, her older brother broke the brand new watch his
parents had gotten him for christmas. he begged her not to tell anyone, most
especially their parents or her four year old sister who would undoubtedly
tattle to their parents. she never spoke a word of it to anyone and helped him
fix it as best they could so that her parents never found out.
when she was eleven, she had the biggest crush on this one girl in her class, layla.
and one day, one of her best friends alex told her that he had a crush on
layla. so she never spoke a word of her crush, nor of alex’s, to anyone. that
is, until one day alex and layla walked around the playground at lunch time
holding hands and told everyone they were now dating.
then after she moved to new york, spent the year trying to find a place for
herself, and then finally found and joined academic decathlon, she met peter
parker and liz allan. and she knew immediately that peter parker liked liz. he
always stared at her during practice and smiled at her whenever she glanced at
him. she heard him talking about her at lunch. everyone knew that peter had a
crush on liz. but one day after practice, she was in the bathroom stall when
liz and her friend betty walked into the restoom, chatting.
my goodness I can’t believe you have a crush on that freshman.” betty scoffed. “really
liz, like half the junior class is in love with you and you’ve got heart eyes
for the scrawny kid from, what is it, queens?”
really sweet!” liz laughed. “I think he’s really cute. he’s always nice to me. can’t
I like someone who also likes me? is that really a crime?”
course not.” betty sighed. “I’m just saying. he’s a freshman, you’re a junior. in
two years, you’ll be going to college and he will still be here. do you really
don’t know.” liz replied, pausing for a while before michelle heard the sink
start to run water. “peter is really sweet and smart. i’d like to see what
fine.” betty laughs. “but don’t wait for that boy to ask you out because he
seems shocked every time you even look his way.” they both laugh and with that,
walk out of the bathroom.
never spoke of that incident to anyone either. so, she’s good at keeping quiet
when she needs to be. which is why she never tells peter that she knows. knows that he spends his time
stopping bank robberies, muggings, and helping old ladies cross the street. knows
that he saved her friends in washington dc. knows that he’s the reason liz’s
dad went to prison and she had to move to oregon. she doesn’t tell anyone this.
not even peter.
Straight after my wedding, the wedding that shackled me to Naples, my brother set sail to court Naples’ greatest enemy. He said as much? No, but it was in his eyes. He can’t hide things from me. Why are you so upset?
Streetlights gleamed on the hood of the Impala and shone on the windshield as Dean drove past. He listened to the familiar purr and rattle of the old engine. Maybe he should tune the old girl up sometime in the next couple of days.
You know…when he had the time.
Sam shifted in his sleep and Dean glanced at the rearview mirror to see if he was all right. As they passed under another streetlight, Dean caught a glimpse of Sam curling into the backseat like he used to when they were kids.
His grip tightened around the steering wheel as his eyes found the road again. Cas let out a long sigh, distracting him for a second. Dean glanced over to find him staring out the window at the passing night.
“Everything all right?” Of course, it would not be, but…
“No,” Cas said in an irritated sort of huff. Dean’s hands jerked on the wheel, swerving the Impala off to the shoulder. “Dean, no.” He corrected his turn and glared at the asphalt before them. “I’m fine. I feel fine.”
Dean pursed his lips, looking back in the rearview mirror to check if Sam was still asleep. He was. “Don’t scare me like that, man.”
The only sound in the Impala for a couple of minutes was Sam’s quiet snoring. Dean tapped his thumb on the underside of the steering wheel, searching for the right words. “I…I thought I was gonna lose you.“ Again. He could not go through that again. He cleared his throat when he felt Cas’ eyes on him. “We, I mean.”
“I heard your prayer,” Cas said, softly enough that Dean thought he might have imagined it.
He had prayed – a desperate plea sent out to anyone who would listen. Dean did not remember what he had said. Rather, he remembered the feeling of Cas’ blood and sweat slick against his hand as he held him steady. He remembered the shuddered way Cas struggled for each breath. So yeah, he prayed.
“It was just your voice in my head. I couldn’t understand you exactly, though, since I was a little preoccupied.” Dean sniffed a laugh. “It was…comforting.”
“Yeah, well,” Dean’s eyes darted to the rearview mirror and back to the road, “you said you love – “
Dean’s voice caught and he gulped. He could not just say it outright. What if Cas had not meant it like that? Of course, he did not. Sam and Mom had been there as well and Cas had obviously been talking to them, too. It might have been different had it only been the two of them. Why…why would he…
“You said you loved us,” he said, cringing at his repeated words.
“And you called me devastatingly handsome.”
Dean’s eyebrows arched at the smile in Cas’ voice. “That I did,” he said with an amused snort. He took his eyes off the road for a second to glance over at Cas, catching a glimmer of a smile in his reflection.
Smiling, Dean turned his attention back to the road.
more really awful midnight ideas: alya writing a ladybug femslash fic featuring an OC that is very obviously marinette with a slightly different name in an attempt to fill the femslash fic void we all feel sometimes — and adrien finds himself a reluctant, slightly heartbroken shipper (this is marinette — cute, isn’t she? he remembers, and the fic is really, truly, very convincing)
i’m not sure where i was going with this but i think it was somewhere with adrien reluctantly making up his mind to step aside if either of his crushes decided they’d like each other better and
adrien ships maribug more than adrinette
alya ships adrinette more than maribug
ship war that they don’t know is a ship war while both of them are just really intent on making marinette happy
meanwhile marinette’s just in the background like literally wth’s up with everyone?
a pure and painless headcanon: shiro hums all quietly and gently in the shower when he’s in a good mood, which he often finds himself in after nights spent with pidge. one morning when he slipped out of bed to get ready for the day (and ofc leaving pidge to sleep an extra half hour), he came out of the bathroom to see pidge wide awake and just smirking at him from his bed. shiro obv had no idea what she’s all smiley about since he’s not even really aware of his habit he’s just like ??? and pidge just shook her head and pushed herself up to get ready herself. the whole time shiro’s like what?? what’s the deal? i don’t understand??? until they’re about to head out to join everyone else for breakfast and she tugs him down and kisses him on the cheek and jokingly tells him “let’s go, Sinatra” and shiro still is totally pulling blanks until it HITS HIM as she’s dragging him outta the room and he just – he’s a red, blushing mess the entire breakfast.
(he’s not embarrassed about it anymore ofc because what does he have to be embarrassed about w/ pidge but that first time just caught him off guard and he was so unprepared ok)
I keep thinking about this part. I am sure it’s more subconscious than anything else, but do you think that even though Laurent hates Damen in this part he still feels… safer with him there, even if he probably doesn’t realize it?
while my feelings on the new tri episode are………………….not any better than my feelings on the rest of tri, there were plenty of cute frames w/ the girls, so even though the series is technically over have a bonus femslash feb icon group!
iris - the goo goo dolls // better together - jack johnson // the scientist - coldplay // silhouette - aquilo // you are in love - travis atreo // say something - a great big world (ft. christina aguilera) // kiss me - ed sheeran // sleeping in my t-shirt - zak waters // thinking about you - edwin raphael // tennyson - adam barnes // i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie // love at first sight - the brobecks // she is love - parachute