Written for @jemmasimmouns, who requested FS + 75 - I was just thinking about you. This also fulfills @thefitzsimmonsnetwork’s EvB Spacetime challenge. (My headcanon - Fitz loves to give Jemma homemade gifts.)
Synopsis: His first question was simple - what did she miss most?
“Besides you?” she replied. “The sun.”
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He didn’t want to ask, but when all she wanted was to hear his voice, he couldn’t think of anything else to say.
She had simply uttered his name before passing out in the pit, as well as a few mumbled thanks when they helped her into bed. She fell asleep almost instantly, but Fitz couldn’t think of leaving her alone – not after so much time – so he stayed and slumped heavily against the wall. But now she was sleeping on his lap, the pressure of her hand on his leg pulling him from a deep sleep. He figured she might be a bit embarrassed by it, so he didn’t want to make a fuss. Instead, he wanted her to feel safe. And he wanted her to know that whatever she needed, even just a lap to sleep on, he would be there for her – no questions asked.
Moving his hand to the side of her neck, he brushed back her hair lightly and listened to her steady breathing, the most calming sound in the world. A few seconds later, he felt her turn her head slightly, possibly seeking out his touch, or simply feeling disoriented from the unfamiliar surroundings. He didn’t want to frighten her, so he leaned over gently to whisper close to her ear.
He watched her lips creep into a small smile, so he let out a soft sigh before moving his hand to her shoulder. “Do you want to get back on the bed? I won’t leave – I just figure it’s more comfortable…”
Instead of sitting up, she simply snuggled closer into his lap. “No,” she whispered. “Not yet.”
“Do you want to talk? About anything?”
“You talk. I’ll listen.”