i’m being good and waiting for the subtitles before i watch the new episode so in the meantime i lined/colored this sketch that i had laying around. just chat catching ladybug before she could fall into the water
Title: Opening Up Character: Matt Murdock A/n: I actually really like the whole aspect of Matt being able to hear other people’s heartbeats and knowing shit about them from it, so I spent a good couple hours listening to multiple types of heartbeat videos in certain circumstances for future reference, so expect a lot of it.
Matt was making his usual route to the firm, moving his walking cane to and fro as he maneuvered his way through the busy street. It was always loud whenever he was surrounded by a sea of people all of whom he could hear the conversations of.
Matt knew all the surrounding areas of the firm, and just as he was in front of the doors to your bakery, he could hear your soft voice humming inside, causing a smile to break out on his face. He was a fan of music, but he could never tell what songs you’d play to yourself.
But, he did know that your shop was never open this early. Foggy told him in conversation once that you worked all through the week, despite having several workers to take up work.
Matt walked up to the door, his hand searching for the doorknob. As we walked inside he heard the little jingle of a bell from above the door. Instantly, the strong smell of sugar and cinnamon filled his noise. And he could hear the whirring of a mixing machine from somewhere in the back.
“Sorry! We’re not opened yet!” He could hear your voice, but it was far away. You were probably in the kitchen out back.
“Not even for a friend?” Matt asked, leaning into his cane.
There was a small crash.
“Oh, Matthew!” Your voice was closer now, he could hear your footsteps walking up to him and your hands brushing against what he assumed was an apron. “What are you doing here?”
“I was just on my way to work, thought I’d stop by and say hello,” Matt zoned in on your heartbeat, it was the same happy rhythm as always. “Just a word of advice though, you might wanna lock the door from now on.”
He heard you laugh, and he noticed that you felt a little embarrassed by your mess up. “Oh yeah, I always forget to lock it again once I’m inside.”
After a bit more chitchat you linked an arm with Matt and lead him into one of the kitchens, letting him know you had made more stuff for him, Foggy and Karen.
“I wish you’d let me pay you back for the food you make us, I think we’re all becoming spoiled.” Matt told you, holding a paper bag filled with sweets.
“Don’t worry about it, I like trying new recipes on you all. Besides, I make them on my own time so I wouldn’t accept your money.” Matt knew you had started working again, he could hear you cracking eggs against a metal bowl.
“If you’re busy I can always come back later?”
“Nah, I don’t mind the company. Everyone else comes in around 9, so I have the place to myself till then. You can head out whenever you want.”
You continued to bake, talking with Matt and letting him try various things, all of which were met with great approval until he said he should probably get going.
“One favor before you go though, one of my hairpins is falling out and I’d fix it on my own but my hands are kind of covered in honey.”
Matt smiled and walked towards you. “Those two things don’t really mix, do they?”
You laughed and turned around. “No, I’m afraid they don’t. It’s the only pin on the left side.”
He leaned his cane against the table and felt for your hair, his hands lightly brushing through the strands till he found the hard material of a pin.
Your hair was incredibly soft, it felt similar to the smooth material of the silk sheets he preferred, he could tell you took good care of it.
There it was again.
He could feel your heart rate picking up and the noise distracted him from his little task.
“Got it.” Matt said softly once he got his attention back, he took his hands out of your hair, albeit a little reluctantly and placed the pin on the table for you to grab when your hands were free.
“Thank you, now I won’t keep you any longer,” You teased, giving him back his cane and walking him to the front door and held it open for him. “I’ll see you later.”
Matt hesitated for a moment. “Would you like to go grab some coffee with me later? Whatever time suits you best, of course.”
Your heart rate went up again, and Matt had to restrain his smile as he sensed you grow flustered.
“O-Oh? I can just always make you some here if you’d like.”
Matt shook his head. “No, I’d much prefer to take you somewhere that you don’t have to do all the work for once.”
You smiled. “Okay uh, I get off around 8:30.”
“Until then.” Matt finally left your shop, listening to your heartbeat the rest of the way to the firm, twirling his cane a few times as he pictured the look on Foggy’s face once he told him who had a date with you.