15 for Jaal and Liam or Liam and Victoria???? I love them sm honestly whatever you make is gonna be good :-)
#15 - a kiss because I have literally been watching you all night and I can’t take it anymore. I went for Jaal/Liam in this one :)
After six hours, they’re only halfway through the first film. It’s a trilogy, something called elcor Lord of the Rings. Jaal’s given to understand that, similar to elcor Hamlet, the remake attracts a bit of an odd following outside of the elcor themselves. He’s never read the source material, nor seen the original films, and his only grasp on the plot is what Liam’s filled in for him during the lengthy travel montage scenes, but still - it’s strangely fascinating.
An entire species whose communication with others is based on explicitly stating emotions. He hopes there are elcor on the next ark; he’d very much like to meet one. He brushes his fingers down Liam’s arm - adoringly: I love you.
More fascinating than the film itself is Liam’s reaction to it. Unsatisfied with simply watching, he points out differences from the original films, differences from the original novels, and has unending stories from the film’s production.
“With great determination and strength: you shall not pass.”
“That’s a great scene in the original,” Liam says. He sits up straight and holds his arms up out and wide. “You! Shall not! Pass!” he shouts in a deep whisper, and then mimes slamming a staff downward.
While the rest of the crew seems content to passively watch a movie, Liam interacts with it. Jaal finds it endearing - and very angara, although different in execution.
Victoria sighs and stretches out her legs, digging her bare feet underneath the covers, still unmade from this morning. She’s been sound asleep with her head in Liam’s lap since the hobbits left the Shire.
Liam gently twirls a finger through the waves of her bright hair and leans back, settling again against Jaal’s chest. Jaal nuzzles the side of Liam’s neck, brushing little kisses upon his love’s skin. Happily, and with great joy: my life is better for having met you. The film is interesting, but Liam even more so.
The hobbits fall in their grief and Liam twists, careful not to disturb Victoria, and offers Jaal an apologetic grimace. “This goes on for -”
But the rest of his sentence falls away into silence as Jaal kisses him.
Jaal turns one kiss into many, and slips his tongue past Liam’s lips. With more love than I can count: you are my universe.