Note: (I’m not sure what time it is for you guys but I need to go to class so I’m posting this early-ish? Sorry yo)
So..?? You guys have been crazy wonderful and supportive about part one and I’m stupid emotional about it?? I was low key terrified to post it bc I hadn’t posted any writing in so long but y’all are incredible and I don’t deserve you holy wow.
Anyway, here’s PART TWO uh oh here we go. I think it goes without saying that this wouldn’t exist without Taryn’s help but also like THIS WOULDN’T EXIST WITHOUT TARYN’S HELP.
enjoy the trash!
Word Count: about 12k whatever (I promise part 3 is less obnoxious)
Late nights working at the bar usually left you exhausted beyond belief, barely able to make it to your bed before you collapsed and passed out until the incessant buzzing of your alarm woke you up just a few hours later. You hated your job. You hated the low-cut uniform and the creepy men you had to serve with a smile. You hated the late hours and the shitty pay.
You hated it, and so you were trying to consistently sleep off the grimy film that shifts at the bar always left on your skin.
This night, however, was different. On this night, you barged back into your apartment after your shift ended at two in the morning with your mind already racing and fingers itching for a pen to start writing things down. You pulled out a crumpled wad of napkins that you’d started jotting ideas, facts and figures onto throughout the night and started transcribing them in more detail into a notebook on your desk– a notebook you hadn’t touched since the last time you had started planning a gallery display.
You stayed up all night, doing research and thinking through logistics and never tiring as you worked towards something for the first time in two years.
I just rewatched the episode, and the scene that just slayed me, was when Aaron told Paddy he was happy.
Aaron didn’t think he could be happy, and probably never felt that magnetic, all-encompassing love that he feels with Robert. Imagine Aaron having these moments, where he just realises that he is happy, moments where it hits him that all the things he thought he could never have are now his reality
Waking up next to Robert, limbs entangled, smelling of sex and Robert, breathing it in and just laying his head on Robert’s chest and feeling at home.
Coming down to see Robert and Liv having breakfast, his toast ready and the kettle newly boiled for his cup of tea, and knowing he has a family.
Robert giving him a kiss on the cheek as he leaves to go to work and Aaron just smiling like an idiot because Robert Sugden chose him.
Meeting Robert for lunch at the Woolpack, and chatting about anything and everything, and their fingers touch under the table and Aaron just feels good and right and like this is something he could do for the rest of his life.
Robert getting home late from a meeting, and Aaron has saved him some food, Robert circling his waist with his arms, because they are alone and he’s a soft git, and thanking Aaron before he has dinner, and Aaron not only knowing that he is happy, but that he makes someone else happy.
Lying in bed and listening to Robert brush his teeth, playing with the ring on his finger, waiting for Robert to join him, and feeling completely safe in the knowledge that he will always have Robert to come home to.
Feeling the reverence with which Robert presses kisses to his jaw as they have sex, moaning and touching in all the right places, until they are both undone and Aaron’s mind is completely free of worry, completely blissed out as he pulls Robert to him and lays his arms around him, and he just knows that this is the way he always wants to spend his evenings.
Like everyone makes jokes about Sombra hacking and checking search histories, but like she probably does.
She knows Tracer has an online shopping habit.
She knows Solider 76 has a habit of checking out dog memes on Facebook.
Reaper looks up cat vids.
Widowmaker? She googles her symptoms (Sombra is concerned).
She knows McCree just looks up the “what in ______” memes
She is actually concerned with what Mercy looks up. With Mercy typing the exact words “why does my team keeping dying and then blame me when I can’t fucking heal them” and “why does my team suck”, she feels threatened to go on a Mercy team.
Alex has stubble for one, small hairs the graze Aaron’s skin just enough to make him feel it. His mouth is different too, opening not quite as much as Aaron is used to, lips a tad more sculpted than he is used to, soft and pliant and they fit between Aaron’s differently too. They are sitting on a sofa and for some reason Aaron wants him pinned against the wall but that doesn’t seem to be on the table.
Aaron tilts his head and he deepens the kiss, tentatively sliding his tongue between Aaron’s lips but not pressing too much - a soft kiss, gentle and kind. Exactly like he seems to be. No manipulating, no lies. Just a good person. Aaron isn’t used to it.
Aaron’s got his hand on his side, can feel the firm muscle of his stomach moving beneath his fingers. He is so much more muscular than Aaron anticipated, his softness abandoned for defined lines that are apparent even through the fabric of his shirt. Alex has a hand on Aaron’s thigh but it isn’t daring, it’s caressing small circles onto his jeans, not pressing for anything more than the soft touches of their lips, the gentle back and forth that Aaron is happy to take part in.
It feels different in his head too. It is easy to sit there and kiss him. It isn’t dangerous, isn’t causing someone pain or burning Aaron from the inside, isn’t searing his skin and consuming his every cell. He takes what Alex can give him, doesn’t demand more. Alex was the same at dinner, letting Aaron talk as much as he wanted, tell the stories and anecdotes that felt natural to tell. It’s so easy and Aaron finds himself sinking into it, tugging on Alex’s shirt to get him closer. He doesn’t move.
Aaron pulls away and sees Alex smiling, a smile that engulfs his face and pulls his red and puffy lips apart. He smiles back but it feels different too.
It isn’t heated, it doesn’t demand Aaron hand over part of his soul with every touch, it doesn’t fill his senses and make his stomach flip with every new breath against his skin. It is just simple, not numbing the senses to everything around him. Aaron places a hand on Alex’s face and pulls him in for more.
Their lips touch and Aaron doesn’t feel like moaning.
Then I remember their scenes during SSW, their heart eyes over christmas and at the wedding, their emotional and heart-wrenching goodbye. I remember how happy Aaron was, how happy Robert was, how it made Robert accept his sexuality and Aaron find pride in their relationship.
That’s when I realise why I can’t stop shipping Robron.
Hey guys! I was tagged by @jomhae and @1994hixtape for the selfie+bias and @otsukaresope for the statements thing and I decided I’m doing both on a single post. SO 1- thank you for tagging me! 2- Amelia I’m so sorry because this is months late :/
you can do 1, both or neither if you don’t want to.
“Answer these statements” game below:
Rules: Answer these 92 statements and tag 20 people. THE LAST: 1. Drink: coca-cola 2. Phone call: my sister 3. Text message: a friend 4. Song you listened to: Agust D - Tony Montana 5. Time you cried: last week HAVE YOU: 6. Dated someone twice: no 7. Kissed someone and regretted it: no 8. Been cheated on: no 9. Lost someone special: no 10. Been depressed: yeah… 11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: No LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS: 12. blue 13. dusty pink 14. black IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU: 15. Made new friends: Yes 16. Fallen out of love: no 17. Laughed until you cried: no 18. Found out someone was talking about you: no 19. Met someone who changed you: no 20. Found out who your friends are: no 21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: no GENERAL: 22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: Last time I checked my fb was 3 years ago so I’m not sure but I would say 99% 23. Do you have any pets: a dog 24. Do you want to change your name: no 25. What did you do for your last Birthday: I ate, slept, and I was blessed by the yoonmin tony montana performance 🙌 26. What time did you wake up: 10h30 27. What were you doing at midnight last night: watching youtube videos 28. Name something you can’t wait for: hixtape (michelle i’m stealing this one👀) 29. When was the last time you saw your mom: 4 days ago 30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: 31. What are you listening to right now: nothing 32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: no 33. Something that is getting on your nerves: the dogs constantly barking while I’m trying to sleep 34. Most visited website: tumblr LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME 35. Mole/s: a lot 36. Mark/s: a scar on my cheek that’s almost invisible, one on my elbow, two birthmarks? on my spine 37. Chilhood dream: a surgeon 38. Hair color: dark brown 39. Long or short hair: long 40. Do you have a crush on someone: no 41. What do you like about yourself: I learn quickly 42. Piercings: left ear- 3 lobes right ear- 2 lobes and a double helix 43. Blood type: B 44. Nickname: clo, chloyey, chloïus 45. Relationship status: single 46. Zodiac: scorpio 47. Pronouns: she/her 48. Favorite TV show: friends 49. Tattoos: no 50. Right or left hand: right 51. Surgery: no 52. Hair dyed in different colors: no 53. Sport: taekwondo 54. There’s no question here so fun fact: my first word was “music” 55. Vacation: I want to go to Nepal 56. Pair of trainers: nikes 57. Eating: 24/7 58. Drinking: coffee 59. I’m about to: do absolutely nothing 60. No question here either so another fun fact: When I type in french/spanish I never put the accents and it drives a lot of people crazy 61. Waiting for: something 62. Want: more money 63. Get married: maybe, i don’t really care 64. Career: good question
WHICH IS BETTER 65. Hugs or kisses: hugs 66. Lips or eyes: eyes 67. Shorter or taller: taller 68. Older or younger: older 69. No question here: :| 70. Nice arms or nice stomach: i don’t care 71. Sensitive or loud: sensitive 72. Hook up or relationship: relationship 73. Troublemaker or hesitant: hesitant?? HAVE YOU EVER: 74. Kissed a stranger: No 75. Drank hard liquour: No 76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: yes 77. Turned someone down: Yes 78. Sex in the first date: No 79. Broken someone’s heart: yes 80. Had your heart broken: Yes 81. Been arrested: No 82. Cried when someone died: no 83. Fallen for a friend: yes DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 84. Yourself: meh 85. Miracles: no 86. Love at first sight: No 87. Santa Claus: no 88. Kiss in the first date: depends 89. Angels: no OTHER: 90. Current best friend’s name: sophia and alex 91. Eyecolor: Brown 92. Favorite movie: I don’t have one
Ok, but imagine the first few weeks after the reunion, and how Robert wanted to make sure Aaron was 100% comfortable with everything, so they would end up just lying on top of the covers, legs intertwined, chests pressed against each other, leisurely making out? Aaron’s hand in Robert’s hair, Robert’s hands on Aaron’s back as they gently press their lips together until it’s not enough and their tongues meet in languid kisses that has every nerve in Robert’s body on fire. Content with just kissing for hours on end until Robert’s chin is red and Aaron’s lips are puffy and they end up just talking about everything and nothing and the next morning when Robert comes down Chas can’t help but comment on the redness and make Aaron blush.