“In the aftermath of his trip to Maveth,” ABC says, “Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all.” Meanwhile, “Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?”
You huffed, leaning your head against the tree behind you, silently watching the boy before you. Tommy. He told you his name. It meant he trusted you. And it made you so happy. But it’s not like it meant anything, right? Ugh, this is so confusing.
That wasn’t supposed to happen. You’re in the middle of the apocalypse. You don’t have time for a little crush. But it wasn’t just a crush. You just- You can’t stop thinking about those blue eyes. They’re like a sea you desperately wanted to drown in.
“Hey, kid.” Doc said as he sat beside you, following your gaze. “What’s wrong?” A small smirk appeared on his lips and you groaned.
“Sure. Is that why you’ve been staring at 10K for the past few minutes?”
Your eyebrows furrowed and you blushed, avoiding eye contact.
“You noticed it?” You asked, looking at the grass underneath your feet.
“I think everyone noticed it.”
On the inside, you were mentally cursing yourself with every curse you knew, but on the outside, you were softly playing with the grass.
“So,” Doc continued. “You like him?”
You practically choked on your own saliva, your eyes widening.
“Excuse me?” You asked. “You think- Like 10K? Oh, please. Of course not! Where did you get that from?” You nervously laughed, looking at the boy again. “Okay, maybe a little.”
“But it’s not like it means anything. We’re in the apocalypse. We don’t have time for… that right now.“ You quickly defended yourself.
“Kid, if not now, when?” He sighed. “You have to tell him before it’s too late. One of you could die in any second. If that happened and you couldn’t say how you felt, you’d be devastated and would always think about that. So, please, say what you have to say.” There was a tone of sadness in his voice, even though he tried to hide it.
You quickly noticed something similar happened to him. That’s why he’s the one talking to you. The same thing happened to him and he didn’t have the happy ending. Is any of us ever going to have one?
You knew he didn’t feel comfortable talking about that, so you simply smiled and nodded.
“You’re right.” You mumbled quietly.
Doc smiled back and got up, leaving you alone with your doubts. He was right. You need to tell Tommy before it’s too late. If he or you died and you never got to say anything, you’d feel so bad. But, God, that was really embarassing.
“Hey, Y/N.” You heard a calm and familiar voice before you, and you tilted your head so you could look at the pair of blue eyes you loved so much. A small wave of panic washed over you, eyes widening.
“Are you okay?” He asked.
Great, now I look like an idiot.
“No- I mean, yes, of course!” Crap.
“Uh… alright.” 10K’s eyebrow’s furrowed. “Anyway, can you help me with this?”
He offered two rocks, confusing you.
“I can’t do it.” He blushed.
You smiled, taking the rocks out of his grasp.
“Sit down, I’m gonna teach you.”
“Oh, my God. You actually did it!” He said, watching the small fire.
“Yeah.” You laughed.
“Thank you so much. You’re a genious.” He quickly hugged you, making your cheeks even redder, and left.
You heard Addy and Doc chuckling into distance and you glared at them.
“Hey, 10K.” Addy said as he started the fire like you taught him.
“What’s up, Addy?”
“Can I ask you something?”
“Sure, what is it?” He glanced at her.
“Do you- Do you still think about girls?”
10K blushed as he heard her words. Why was she asking that?
Well, do you?” She asked again.
“Uh… Yeah, I guess.” He shrugged. “Why?”
Neither of them said anything, so an awkward silence took over the place. The only thing they could hear was the sound of the fire burning. Until Addy broke the silence.
“What would you do if a friend of yours had a crush on you?” She asked, making 10K blush even harder.
“Why are you asking that?”
“Nothing, I’m just curious.” She continued. “So, what would you do?”
“I-I don’t know, what am I supposed to do?”
Addy sighed loudly and got up.
“Nevermind.” She muttered.
The boy was hopeless.
10K was silent as he was walking along the woods with Doc by his side, still wondering about the redheaded’s words. He didn’t know anything about flirting, so, for him, that’s what Addy was doing. He thought that Addy was the girl she was talking about, and just wasn’t brave enough to say it.
“What are you thinking about, kid?” Doc asked, interrupting 10K’s thoughts. “You’ve been like that since we left.”
“Like you’re seriously rethinking your life.”
The younger boy sighed loudly.
“Do you think- Do you think Addy likes me?”
Doc’s eyes widened, his mouth falling open.
“Excuse me? Why would you think that?”
“I don’t know, it’s just-” 10K huffed. “She talked to me last night and asked some weird questions. She asked me what would I do if I found out my friend had a crush on me and if I still think about girls.”
“Oh.” Doc said before starting to laugh. “Don’t worry about it, kid. It’s not what you think.”
“What? You know what she was talking about?”
“Uh, no. Of course not.” Doc shrugged, trying to contain his laughter as 10K looked confused.
"What the hell did you say to 10K?” Doc whisper-yelled to Addy.
“What do you mean?”
“You said something about girls with him and now he thinks you’re in love with him or something!”
Addy raised her eyebrows.
“That’s right, you little blabber mouth made him confused.”
“Okay.” Addy sighed, rubbing her temples. “I’ll fix this. Just shut up.”
When she turned, she was surprised to see you standing in front of 10K, legs trembling and sweating, eyes looking at everywhere but his face.
“Oh, look.” She lightly slapped Doc’s arm.
“Ow!” He said, earning a silent “shh!” from Addy. “What?”
She pointed at you two, making Doc turn and watch as well.
“So, uh…” You looked at the ground. “I have to tell you something.”
“What is it?” 10K seemed worried. “Is everything okay?”
“Yeah, everything is fine.” You quickly said. “I just- I don’t know, I… have to tell you this.”
He hummed, telling you to continue.
“I lik- I mean- Fuck!”
“Don’t curse.” 10K smiled slightly.
You nervously laughed, gazing at his blue eyes.
"So… lately I’ve been having these, uh- feelings.” You moved your hands around, looking everywhere but him. “And it sucks. But one of them are about you.”
“What do you mean?”
“I like- I mean- Fuck!”
“Don’t curse.” 10K smiled softly.
You wanted to smile back, but you blushed hard and looked at your feet.
“I- I like you.
That’s it. You literally feel sick to your stomach as you wait for a reaction, and you honestly think you’re going to puke.
"I like you too.” He smiled and your eyes widened.
“No, you don’t understand.” You groaned. “I like like you. I have feelings for you.”
Okay, now you actually told him.
10K’s eyes nearly bulge out of his head, processing your words. Someone actually has feeling for him. He felt flattered but confused. He never thought about you in that way. You were attractive, obviously. And a great person. Anyway, he had no ideia of what to say in that moment. What is he supposed to say? As much as he tried to open his mouth and talk, he couldn’t. And that panicked you.
"Oh, God.” You whisper. “I- I am so sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. Please, just- forget it.”
How could he forget that? No one’s ever said that to him. And to know his close friend is in love with him, it shocked him.
You physically face-palmed yourself, feeling stupid. You turned around to leave and 10K didn’t stop you, as he was still shocked.
He tried to stop you, raising a weak hand towards you, but you didn’t see. And he couldn’t bring himself to do more.
When you were out for food, Warren made the kindness of telling 10K to go with you, and you mentally groaned. Right now, you both were in an awkward silence, walking through the woods.
"So,” He started. “Are we going to talk about what you told me last night?”
“There’s nothing to talk about that.” You avoided this conversation, blushing.
“Y/N, we have to.”
"Okay.” You huffed.
“I don’t know. A few weeks after I met you.”
“Wow.” He murmured.
“I know, right? Sucks.”
He gave you a sad look.
“10K.” You stopped him. “You don’t have to, seriously. I already know.”
“No, it’s just- I don’t know what I feel. This never happened to me and I’m not sure about what I’m supposed to do. I just need some time, okay?”
“Yes, of course. It’s cool.” You shrugged, not knowing how to react yourself, so you blushed.
You stopped talking when you saw a camp. A small one, and you could see some people on the inside, talking and laughing. They seemed happy. Safe. That was something you haven’t seen in a long time.
“What is that?” You asked.
“Is that- Is that a camp?”
“You two! Hands in the air where I can see them.” A male voice shouted behind you, making a groan escape your lips.