“Dex! Will! I know you’re in there!” he yelled, “Just let
me in! I need to know you’re ok!” He’d been there for at least half an hour
with no response, and wasn’t sure he expected one. Still, Nursey wasn’t giving up. No one had heard from Dex since that morning,
and he was worried.
He was relieved when the door opened, but that was short
lived, once he saw Dex’s tear streaked face.
“I’m fine.” Dex snapped, and went to close the door. Without thinking, Nursey stuck his foot in
the way, and forced it open.
“You’re clearly not.” Nursey pointed out. He expected Dex to disagree, to argue, to
kick him out, but he just sighed, and walked further into his room. Nursey followed, closing the door behind him.
“What’s up?” Nursey asked casually as he sat into Dex’s desk
chair, and Dex curled up at the top of his bed.
Dex stayed quiet, playing with his sleeves and staring at
“Will,” Nursey said.
Dex looked up at the use of his first name. “What’s wrong? What happened?” Nursey was worried he was being blunt, and
harsh, but he needed to know what was wrong with Dex so he could fix it.
“I…it’s nothing.” Dex mumbled. Nursey felt his heart clench at how quiet he
sounded. William Poindexter was many things,
but quiet wasn’t one of them.
It was one of the many reasons Nursey loved him.
“Rubbish” Nursey said, trying to hide how he felt. “That’s a lie Will. What happened? Why are you so sad? Where’s Tanner?”
At the mention of his boyfriend, Will burst into tears. He hid his face in his hands, shoulders
shaking as he tried to hold back his sobs.
“Dex?” Nursey asked cautiously. A million awful scenarios ran through his
mind as to why that question would make Dex cry. “Where is Tanner?”
“We…he….Tanner dumped me.” Dex managed to sob out. “He dumped me and I don’t know why! I thought we were great together! And he broke up with me. And I don’t know what I did, but he’s gone.”
Nursey felt like his heart was breaking. Dex, brilliant, smart, beautiful, Dex, was
hurting, and blaming himself for it. He
was sobbing his heart out, and Nursey didn’t know what to do to help him feel
“Dex,” he began, unsure what he was planning to say after
that. “Dex. It’s not your fault.”
Dex shook his head, no.
“It’s not. Just
because Tanner couldn’t see how amazing you are-“Nursey tried, but Dex
“Stop, Nursey. Just
stop. I-I don’t want to talk right now”
“Ok,” Nursey said.
“Ok. How about I just sit with
Dex nodded, and Nursey moved over to his bed.
“Could you-?” Dex asked quietly, before stopping.
“Could I what Will?” Nursey asked, knowing already he’d say
yes to anything Dex asked of him, especially right now.
“Could you hold me?” Dex asked. “It’s ok if you don’t want
to. And I’m sorry for snapping at you.”
He said in a rush.
“Hey, it’s okay,” Nursey assured, pulling Dex close to him.
“It’s all gonna be alright Dex.”
“How?” Dex asked,
pulling away slightly to look Nursey in the eye. “How’s it all going to be ok? My first boyfriend dumped me. I loved him so
much Nurse. How is it all going to be alright?!”
“I don’t know yet Dex,” Nursey admitted. “But it will be.”
They sat in silence for a while, Nursey holding Dex close as
The next morning, Nursey called for Dex before morning
“C’mon Dexy!” he encouraged “We got pucks to hit!”
“I don’t really feel like it.” Dex said miserably. “I just
“Sleep after practice man. I know you have a few hours off
then.” Nursey said. “Practice might make you feel better you know.”
Dex stared at him a moment, thinking.
“Absolutely!” Nursey said with a grin. “And I’ll bring over pizza later if you
“And ice cream?” Dex asked, hesitantly.
“Of course bro!”
“Okay. Just…..gimme a minute” Dex said, and closed his door
as he went to get ready.
Nursey smiled. This was progress. He quickly text Chowder to let him know Dex
was coming to practice, and not to mention Tanner. By the time he received Chowder reply, Dex
was ready to go.
Later that evening, Nursey called over to Dex’s dorm with
pizza and ice cream. He pulled up a
movie on his laptop and they watched and ate in silence for a while. It was nice.
By the time the movie ended, Dex was curled up against
Nursey’s side, and Nursey had his arm around him.
“I just. I really
loved Tanner.” Dex said out if the blue.
“And I know it’s dumb to be this upset over my first boyfriend but-“
“Being upset isn’t dumb Dex.
You’re feelings are valid.” Nursey interrupted. Dex looked at him considering, before he
nodded, and then continued.
“It’s just. He was my first boyfriend. He helped me come out
to my family, and supported me through everything with my brother afterwards,”
Dex explained. Nursey nodded in understanding - he remembered how Dex’s brother
had reacted to Dex coming out, and how it had affected him.
“And he helped me to feel more comfortable here. I know this is Samwell, and there’s the whole
“1 in 4” thing, but he helped me brave enough to go to Winter Screw with a
date. And it was such an amazing night.”
Dex said, his eyes filled with tears. He was holding them back though, and
Nursey realised how much he needed to get through this right now. To get his feelings off his chest.
“It’s was amazing.” Dex said, “Our first screw together. He
looked so good in his suit. And he told
me I looked handsome. No one ever said that about me before. And he brought me flowers. Plastic ones because of my allergies. And we went to dinner first. He wanted to
treat me but I argued and he let me split the bill.” Dex laughed at the memory,
the sound surprising Nursey. “And then he bought us both desserts anyway. I was
so stuffed by the time we got to the Screw; I didn’t think we’d be able to
“I can’t actually dance,” Dex continued with a sad smile
“Tanner said he’d cover for me. He led
all the dances and I still stood on his feet like 10 times. He just laughed every time. Told me I was getting better, and I’d be a
great dancer by our next screw. An-and
now we’re not going to be going together.” Dex wiped at his tears as they fell,
but couldn’t stop them.
“I just. I don’t know why he dumped me!” he said angrily,
voice hoarse from his tears. He stood
up, and began pacing the room as he spoke.
“We were good together! I was a good boyfriend. I talked to him about
how I felt; I listened to him as well! I
helped him when he needed it, and did my best not to shut him out when I needed
help! I paid for dates just as much as
he did! I went to his swimming
competitions when I could! I didn’t pressure
him to coming to the hockey games when he was busy! I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS NURSEY!” Dex yelled.
“I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I DID WRONG! WHAT DID I DO?” and then, quieter,
looking at Nursey as though he might know the answer “What’s did I do wrong?”
“Will- you didn’t-. It isn’t because of you. Tanner just doesn’t
see how great a boyfriend you were.” Nursey said, trying to comfort him. He wasn’t really great at it though, but he
was doing his best for Dex.
“If I was so great why’d he dump me?” Dex asked angrily.
“Because he’s an idiot.” Nursey said simply. He surprised a laugh out of Dex, which he
considered a good thing.
“Is he though? I
mean, he’s best in his classes. He gets
really good grades.” Dex said sadly.
“Yeah, but he dumped you.
And that’s the dumbest thing ever.” Nursey said. He wanted to tell Dex he would never do that
to him, never break his heart into pieces like Tanner had. But he knew now wasn’t the time.
“You’re too good for him Dex, and someday he’s going to see
that and realise that dumping you was the dumbest decision of his life.” Nursey
said instead. Dex was quiet, staring at
him in shock for a minute.
“You really think so?” he asked unsurely.
“I know so.” Nursey said confidently. If he was Tanner, he’d be kicking himself right
“You really think I’m too good for Tanner? Tanner, captain of the swim team? Tanner, who everyone wants to be with? Tanner, who’s funny and sweet, and kind, and
-?” Dex stopped, as he felt tears coming on again. “You really think I’m too good for him?”
“You really are Dex.” Nursey said. “You’re smart, and kind,
and honest, and hardworking, and witty, and helpful, and. And Tanner’s the dumbest man alive if he
doesn’t see all that!” Nursey practically shouted the last part, and Dex stood
looking at him.
“That-. That’s ….
Um… Thanks Nursey.” Dex managed after a while. Nursey couldn’t read his thoughts from his
face, but he hoped Dex didn’t know how close he’d just come to revealing his
feelings for him.
Nursey sat uncomfortably on Dex’s bed, trying to change the
subject in case Dex was about to ask him about that.
“Want to watch another movie?” he asked quickly. Dex nodded, and sat next to Nursey on the bed
again. Nursey put on the first movie he
saw, not really watching it, but watching Dex instead. Dex, who looked sad and confused and angry
and like he wasn’t watching the movie either, but was too deep in his own
thoughts and feelings to even call Nursey out for staring at him.
Nursey was worried about him.
“You haven’t been to a kegster since you started dating
him.” Nursey pointed out.
“Because they’re for drinking and hook-ups, and Tanner and I
were exclusive.” Dex argues back.
“Just come for an hour, walk around with some tub juice,
talk to the team, complain about Holster’s taste in music with me, eat
something Bitty baked, and if you hate it, we’ll leave then.” Nursey
tried. Dex hadn’t been out of his room
much apart from meals, class, and practise, and he was worried about him. The whole team was worried about him. Nursey would only be able to keep them all
from arriving in Dex’s dorm in well-meant concern for so long.
“Half an hour.” Dex bargained.
“40 minutes.” Nursey responded, and Dex nodded his
“And no more?”
“And no less.”
This was a great idea.
This was an awful idea.
At first it had been good.
They’d played pong, talked to the team, had some pie, and chirped
Holster for his music taste.
Nursey had decided he needed some air, and Dex had come with
him to the porch. It was full of people,
some talking, some drinking, and some making out. They were mostly strangers, except for the
girl with green hair from his poetry class, and her girlfriend, a guy from his
crit group and his datemate, and
The guy he was making out with was a stranger though.
Nursey turned around, hoping to steer Dex back inside before
he saw but it was too late.
“Tanner?!” Dex froze on the porch, shocked to see him.
Tanner pulled away from the guy he was kissing, and threw a
look at him over his shoulder.
“Oh, hey Will.” he greeted casually. Nursey wanted to punch him in the face.
“What….what are you doing?” Dex managed to ask.
“I’m just enjoying the party.” Tanner said, and turned back
to the guy he was with.
“It’s our 6 month anniversary.” the guy he was with said
“Your what?” Nursey choked out. As far as he knew, Dex and Tanner had been
dating for the last 7 months.
“But. But you can’t
be….Tanner and I were. We were. We.” Dex stuttered out in shock. “We were together.”
“We were good friends, yeah man.” Tanner said.
“Good friends? We
were…..we were good friends?!” Dex said in shock. “Tanner I-“
“Yeah, I’ll see you around man.” Tanner said, and turned back to his
Nursey needed to get Dex out of there.
“Why don’t we go back to your dorm Dex?” he suggested,
guiding him off the porch and away from the Haus. Dex nodded and walked with him quietly, still
They were about halfway back to the dorm rooms when Dex
“He was cheating on me.” Dex said. “He.
He started dating someone.
He. Tanner was dating someone
else. He. Nursey he was cheating on me.”
“Dex….Will.” Nursey had no idea what to say. “I’m sorry Will. He shouldn’t have done that to you. He didn’t deserve you.”
“But he…I didn’t…I’m so stupid.” Dex said. “I actually believed he loved me”
“You’re not stupid Will.
You deserve better than that. You
didn’t deserve that.” Nursey tried. “You deserve better than that”
“I don’t. i. I don’t
know Nursey. I. I trusted him so much. And he did this. I…I- UGH.” Dex shouted, throwing his arms up
“Hey, Will. Dex. Will.” Nursey said again, pulling him close
to him. “You’re ok. It’s ok.” Nursey assured him. “Tanners an idiot and you deserve so much
better than an idiot.”
“Like who?” Dex asked, “Who do I deserve?”
“Me.” Nursey said, regretting it instantly. Now was not the time.
“You? What?” Dex
spluttered in shock. He pulled away from
Nursey and stared at him.
“I’m sorry, Will.
That was inappropriate. I’m so
sorry” Nursey apologised, but Dex cut him off.
“You like me?” Dex asked.
Nursey nodded, holding his breath for Dex’s reaction. He hoped against hope he wouldn’t be mad, or
“I. Derek” Dex ran
his hand through his hair as he spoke, a nervous habit he’d picked up since
starting at Samwell. “Derek, I can’t
right now. This is too much.”
“I know. Will I’m so
sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.
I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.
“I just. Can we talk
about this tomorrow?” Dex asked, “I…I just want be alone for a while.”
“I’m going back to my dorm.
Can we talk tomorrow?” Dex asked.
course. Anything you want.” Nursey said
“I’ll see you tomorrow”
“Okay.” Dex said, and nodded to himself. “Okay, I’ll see you then”
“Will you be ok getting back to you dorm?” Nursey
Dex nodded, and left, heading back to his dorm quickly.
Nursey showed up at his dorm at 10 am the next morning,
hoping it wasn’t too early. He stood
outside for another 5 minutes, debating whether to knock now or not. Steeling his nerves, he knocked, and Dex
opened it immediately.
“Hey” Nursey said quietly.
“Hi” Dex said, “Um, you wanna come in?”
“Yeah, sure.” Nursey said, trying to sound casual. He followed Dex into the room, and sat on his
desk chair, as Dex sat on his bed again.
“So…” Nursey started after an awkward silence.
“So. Um. About last
night.” Dex started awkwardly. “About
what you said.”
“Listen, Will, I’m so sorry.
I shouldn’t have said any of that.” Nursey apologised again.
“It’s ok. It’s
just. I can’t be in a relationship right
now” Dex said. “I’m sorry Derek, but
after everything with Tanner…” Dex stopped, swallowing back a sob.
“It’s okay, I understand Will. I’d never push you into a relationship when
you’re not ready.” Nursey said.
“Can we still be friends?” Dex asked quietly, looking worried.
“Of course. If you
want to be. I want to still be friends.”
“Yeah. And.” Dex
stopped, looking at Nursey nervously.
“Maybe someday we could… maybe we could date? I don’t know yet. But maybe.”
Dex smiled at him nervously, and Nursey smiled back at him.
Donna doesn’t know why she and Jackie are friends for no apparent reason.
And keeps getting better by not actually caring about her or anyone but herself. And Randy.
Hyde’s villain mustache.
It’s been just a month since season 7 finale, why on Earth Kelso looks like if he hit the gym 24/7 for three years?
Jackie pining for Fez. I’m going to say it again: Jackie PINING for FEZ.
No Eric, no Kelso.
What on Earth is Hyde doing married to a stranger and how he got to accept it so easily?
For some reason, Hyde suddenly doesn’t care of his friends either.
How’s that we were never told both, Jackie and Hyde, had half brothers? How is that this didn’t made them bond even more? What the fuck?
Jackie doesn’t fight Hyde about his bullshit, doesn’t even slap the asshole.
Hyde leaving drugs is a bad thing and his friends make an intervention so he will start consuming drugs again. It’s not funny. IT’S NOT FUNNY.
“Whorus maximus”, says ex-feminist Hyde.
The fuck is wrong with Fez’s super greasy hair, I–
Donna/Randy, Eric breaking up with her via letter for the most stupid reason ever after we got entire episodes in season 7 about how the distanse was not going to be an obstacle for them.
New guy suddenly is “the best”, is Hyde in love with him or what?
Hyde slaps Donna’s ass.
Red and Kitty are ok with a stripper living in their basement instead of, I don’t know, kicking their now fucking married son out of their house.
There was nothing wrong with Kitty’s hair, you suck, writers.
Jackie lets her romantic life be dictated by a fucking list.
Ridiculous dream about the beauty and the beast staring Jackie and Fez, when their “love story” is NOTHING like that one. It’s worse.
Is Kitty an alcoholic now? Ok.
Bob decides to leave town.
Donna doesn’t go to college and does actually kind of nothing with her life but wait for Eric, doesn’t go to college even after he breaks up with her and instead starts dating a guy she has met for about a month and keeps doing nothing.
Hyde yells at Samantha like his parents used to yell at each other to then have sex, because that’s healthy, alright. And the show makes it look like if that’s fine and good for their already unbelievable relationship.
Jackie constantly gets injured, humilliated in public, stepped on and fucked over. She literally gets green hair from her one true love, Fez.
Out of nowhere, Jackie thinks she IS a bad person and constantly says so and the laugh track is put because, for some reason, a girl hating herself is funny.
Hyde is married and nothing changes for him, he is still the same asshole living in his adoptive parent’s basement to the point the show kinda forgets about Sam for entire episodes.
Donna decides her new best friend is the stripper, because she wasn’t a bad friend already.
Zero chemistry between Donna and Randy. Fez and Jackie? LMAO, ridiculous.
Hyde’s beer belly.
That guy that took Hyde’s place and face.
Jackie’s sudden shallowness and other backwards steps, even wrose than her season 1 self.
Fez macho and playboy self, like, eww.
Caroline’s mental illness is still a joke, even more so now.
Donna decides to not tell anyone, not even Jackie or Hyde, that Eric broke up with her but tells new guy that is obviously going to get into her pants.
Samantha is actually married to an old man that could be her father.
Romantization of old guy-young sexy woman relationship right there.
Hyde is ok with everyone saying his wife is a whore and even says they can watch her take off her clothes but have to pay him, actually uses the phrase “Sam? What I told you? They have to pay ME first.” when insinuated she was going to strip for his friends.
Hyde calls Jackie a whore, a bitch, and other names after he couldn’t stan some random guy calling her that.
These people aren’t kids anymore and for the sake of jokes decide to do shit like stealing, proclaim drugs are ok, doing nothing all day but talk bad about the other and hold their life on pause because the show forgot they aren’t teenagers anymore.
Actually, all characters are worse than when they were teens.
Donatello’s timer had always been a source of fascination for him, he had considered so many questions.
Where did they come from?
What caused thier creation?
How did this little black box know who your soulmate was?
And most importantly…who was his?
He had always wondered about his supposed soulmate, all about them. He wondered what books they read, what music they listened to, what color thier eyes were. It seemed ridiculous to the turtle that he should have to wait for “this specific moment” to meet them.
But he did.
Sometimes, he forgot about. Maybe he tried to on purpose, to be honest, only thinking about it here and there. But he had still waited and waited none the less, fighting crime and creating machines during it all, until one day he looked down. And he saw it.
Only a week left on his timer, seven days until he met…the one. His soulmate. Donnie panicked of course, freaking out over the whole thing.
What if they ran away?
What if they hated him?
What if…he was too frightening?
But even with all those thoughts racing through his head, he still had to take the leap. So, with some encouragement from his brothers (and a shove from Raphael), he jumped down from the roof top and…did…nothing.
He was frozen, staring at her from the shadows.
God, she was so pretty. She looked lovely in green and her hair looked so nice and she smelled good and he just…couldn’t.
Maybe she knew this somehow because she stepped foward and said,
“I’m…Donnie.” he managed to force out.
Her eyes seemed to light up when he finally spoke, her smile widened.
And, oh, her hand reached out to him and Donatello couldn’t help it. He reached out to her too, his green hand grasping hers. This, he thought, is the part where she runs away.
But she didn’t. Y/N smiled (gosh, what a pretty smile) and squeezed his hand softly.
“You don’t have to hide from me.” she whispered.
Finally, with those little words, Donatello was able to step foward into the light. They stared at each other, not in shock or fear…but in wonder. It was the perfect moment. Above him, his brothers cheered and clapped but he could barely hear them.
He was just lost in thought about everything that was about to happen. All the questions that would be answered, all the things they would learn about each other and the memories they would create.
About her and his family and his life And just…everything. To be totally honest, it was still a little scary to the turtle. But, more then anything…it was an answer.
And he was more excited then he had ever been.
Request: @deepestfirefun ; hi! can i ask request thorin x reader? company ask reader to tell a story so she tells a tale by a singing a song The Willow Maid - Erutan. Thorin is affected by her ability tell stories by singing them.he has feelings for her and the end tells her that. fluff is you please. love your writings! thanks!!
A/N: I am so sorry!! I have been so slack and haven’t gotten on to post in forever, but I’m back now and I hope I can make it up to you guys. Hope you like it @deepestfirefun.
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The air was somber as the aching feet of over a dozen travelers relieved themselves of the empty, repetitious marching that had carried them over mountain, valley and stream that day.
The company’s harmonious gasps filled the air, as burdensome baggage is removed from their shoulders, and their reddened torn skin upon their palms is relieved from their whitened grip upon the reins of their horses, whom Thorin had ordered his company to dismount for their health.
Throughout the week, Riley’s errands regarding the wedding continued and the more time she spent out, the more locals would stop her and press for details about the upcoming nuptials. Of course something like this is big news for the tiny town and it seemed that everyone wanted to be apart of it.
What was originally planned to be an intimate family thing in Jed’s own backyard turned into a Hillford Creek Spectacular held right in town square. Riley worried the towns involvement would take away from the magic of the reunion, especially since hardly any of them actually knew Jed on a personal level. Sure, maybe a few locals had surface level conversations if he ever ventured into town for groceries or to run errands but none of them - except for Cassidy - had made a real effort to befriend Jedediah.
Despite Riley’s concerns, both Jed and Rhiannon insisted that the only thing that mattered to them was that it happens and not how it happens.
It’s Topanga whom suggested they marry under the tree in which Rhiannon asked Jed to ‘come with her’, an idea Riley was more than happy to support.
samo arinn, city elf, part-time burglar of kirkwall with a veneer of respectability (but solidly responsible and efficient)
she’s saving up to leave the alienage and to make a living elsewhere, close to trees and beauty; for now she’s looking after eremes post-inquisition/post-trespasser after he moves to kirkwall until he recovers enough to take care of himself
people think she’s quiet and reserved and she is, for the most part, but that’s only the most convenient side for her to show to people she doesn’t really know