written for @unlessimwrongwhichyouknowimnot. canon complaint. major pairing fitzsimmons along with the brotps of fitzdaisy and fitzmay. implied past emotional child abuse.
It finally happens on a brisk Saturday afternoon, walking the streets
of Washington DC, arms intertwined, and laughing about something
neither of them can remember.
“Say, give an old man a hand?” The
rattle of a cup, the meager smile, the hoarse voice, the smell of
whiskey. The man draped in clothing that doesn’t fit sits on a couple of
blankets, looking up at them, leaning against the wall. He extends his
hand, shaking the cup again, and when Fitz and Jemma pause, the crowd
parting around them, he shifts onto his knees and gives them another
Fitz and Jemma share a glance, and untwining her arm from Fitz’s, Jemma reaches into the pocket of her coat.
“Promise me.” Jemma says, giving the man a few dollars with a slight smile. “That you won’t spend it all on alcohol.”
The man tips his hat, bringing the cup to his chest. “Thank you, ma’am. Sir.”
Fitz nods, Jemma waves, and they walk away.
They’ve managed a couple of steps before they hear the rattle of the cup again, and the hoarse voice asking someone else.
“Sir, can you spare some change?”
stops, and grips Fitz’s hand tightly. Anger grows in the pit of her
stomach, and she’s inhaling and exhaling, inhaling and exhaling,
shakily, trying to keep a lid on it. The scarf wrapped around her neck
is suddenly unbearable, and she quickly loosens it.
heart pounding in his chest. Fear grows in the pit of his stomach, and he’s inhaling and
exhaling, inhaling and exhaling, faster and faster and faster—
His left hand begins to shake, and he shoves it into his pocket.
he holds his breath and - squeezing Jemma’s hand as tight as she’s
squeezing his, feeling like he might be sick - Fitz turns around and
meets his father’s eyes.
A/N: Okay, so I know I’ve been doing a lot of short parts lately, but hopefully they should get longer after this. A warning though, for anyone who hasn’t seen Agents of SHIELD and intends to watch it eventually, I’m basically going to be going through the series and inserting Elena/Sigyn and Loki at some point, so this is you warning here and now for spoilers, which I will not be tagging for the first three seasons. Possibly not for the fourth, depending on how long it takes me to get there/whether or not I actually incorporate it into MM&M. So, that being said, the pilot was hard to rewrite, so it’s very short and basically skims through the important parts, which will probably happen for a lot of the show unless it’s relevant to character development. I hope you all enjoy where it’s headed!