they're stopped at a gas station in the middle of nowhere laying in the back of the van while the rest of the guys stock up on refreshments and caffeine when gerard asks 'do you miss jersey?' frank mumbles back 'yeah' and gerard asks 'do you wish you were there? back home?' frank shifts around to face him and smiles warmly, he says 'i am home. home is playing in this band. home is being in your arms. i miss jersey but home is wherever you are' he shifts around and lays back against gerard
who tightens his arms around him and kisses his cheekbone and whispers ‘i love you’ behind his ear before they hear the sound of their band mates returning and the spell is broken
just so you know i read this firs tthing when i woke up and i thought about it all day at work i have read it at least 15 separate times today and i honestly feel so blessed thank yuo for this??
Finally got around to finishing a small character sheet. I really have to do something with this character in the future. For now, I’m pretty sure i can simplify her design even further but that’s for another day.
Update: colored the missing bit for the arms up pose. thanks for the save @rincat21 ;;v;;;
That fiending grin as he snatches the pizza box from Mikey. Whaddya mean he’s got no playful side??
Chilling with his bros to watch a Nicks game. Leo, it’s all the times you are the leader that makes the times you’re not so beautiful <3
Actually, that whole from-the-top-of-empire-state city run, what was that about? Was that Leo’s idea? Why did they have to go to the top of the Chrysler in order to get to the stadium? Was this Leo’s way of sneaking in some training? Or did he just want to show off? I think he just wanted to show off.
“We got the best seats in the house right here, anyone can sit down there” - Leo’s gonna do everything he can to convince his bros they got it sweet. You just know he’s been doing it since they were five: “But this Peaches N Cream Barbie has a missing arm!” “Hey Mikey, you’re the only kid in the world with a one-armed Peaches N Cream Barbie! Your Barbie is totally unique! Your Barbie is the special one!”
The brief look that passes his face when Raph talks about how they saved the city. Nice try, Leo, but you can’t hide everything.
Mr. Portrait of Sensible Responsibility is right there cheering his pea-shooting bros on, not to mention flapping his arms and chirping like a goon. We saw you, Leo. You’re too goddamn cute.
He makes the ‘F’ sound with his lips when Mikey drops the pizza. Don’t go judging your little bro, Fearless Leader, you were all set to drop a goddamn F-Bomb!
“We’re ninjas, we live in the shadows! Let’s go!” Yeah, you tried so hard to make that sound more fun than it is when you don’t have a choice, Leo. E for Effort.
Trying desperately to get control over Mikey. Leo, you’re so cute when your authority is being undermined. <3 <3
His smile when Splinter says “go get him!”
“Thanks Dad!” No. Stop. Stop doing that! Stop! You’re killing us, Leo! You’re killing us with your adorable cuteness! We’re dying, on the floor, like dying flowers.
Leo the Sass Master #1: “which button, there are a million buttons!”
Barking orders in the truck like a Boss. *fans self*
The dirty he gives Raph when he leaps back into the truck. “Fuck you, and your showing off, and your disobeying me, and your recklessness and fuck you generally Raph because, fuck you.”
“Wuuuuhere’d he go?” I just really love the way he delivers that line.
His crushing, consuming guilt and shame that he ‘failed’ to prevent Shredder’s escape. And notice - he says “I” failed. NOT “we”. “I”. That’s so important to understand. Leo really sees this wholeheartedly as HIS failure. He did not lead the team effectively, because if he had, they would’ve stopped Shredder. It’s his fault. He was responsible and so he failed. He believes he failed his brothers and betrayed his sensei and father’s trust in appointing him in charge, and that this is unforgiveable. This is Lpo. This is what twists at the heart of him and explains so much about the decision he consequently makes. He will not fail again.
Just standing there. Arms folded. Like a tower of muscle and don’t-fuck-with-meness. Silent. But deadly. Do you feel it, Casey?
Leo the Sass Master #2: “are you done?”
“Sorry we’re late, April. Wanna walk me through what’s going on here?” He’s just so nonchalantly authoritative, and it gives me butterflies.
Leo the Sass Master #3: “ - grab Friday the 13th here - “ And the up and down he gives Casey, ooooohhhhhhhhhhh! That should probably count as #4, right?
Trying to shut down his bro’s shennaningans, but in the end he can’t stop himself cracking a smile. Leeeeooo! <3 <3
Polishing his sword. I mean, he’s just so attentive.
How he walks away from Donnie so his bro can’t see the struggle he’s going through at Don’s revelation about the ooze. I mean, this is IT. This is THE thing. That’s gonna risk the unity of the family. He knows it. Yet - it’s also a fucking miracle. But he can’t show any feeling that might compromise his authority. He can’t show any weakness. He can’t show any indecision, or excitement, or wonder or conflict. He has to be strong, no matter how he feels inside.
The way he looks down after he breaks Donnie’s heart. Leo. You’re FUCKING KILLING ME.
He’s giving Don an order, but his eyes are begging him to obey.
Practicing. Guh. Just. GUH.
Goddamn that smug little grin that sidles up his face before he launches into his practical demonstration of the most important traits of the ninja. Oh, you’re a bad ass, Raph? Are you a bad ass WITH SWORDS?
“I don’t know what you’re talking about” - holy shit, you can fucking hear he’s ashamed of himself. But he can’t back down. He can’t concede. He made a decision and he’s gotta stick by it. Otherwise he’s a weak leader as well as a failed one.
“MINE”. Guuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh. Why are you so sexy when you’re an ass, Leo?
Leo the Sass Master #5: “No. I don’t, Donnie.” squeeeeeeee!
The way Leo looks when he hears Mikey’s heartbreak at being called a monster. He wants to break some cops, BIG TIME. This is what he’s been trying to protect you from, Mikey, goddamn it, why wouldn’t you just listen to mama Leo!?!?!
“You’re a mess”. Fucking CALL IT, Leo. Raph did a fucking reckless thing and their best friend - and hogosha - is in jail.
His frustration and turmoil at Mikey’s pain is so immense all he can do is walk away. He couldn’t protect his little bro. *cries*
Leo covering his anguish for his brothers with bullheaded self-righteousness. Oh, Leo, you choose such a hard path for yourself. <3
Actually fighting Bebop instead of just brawling like the others. Look, he’s got ninjitsu skills and he’s damn well going to use them! He doesn’t do all that practice so no one ever gets to see him okay! Sssspin-KICK!
Leo the Sass Master #6: “Thanks guys. Real team effort.” LEO, YOU FUCK.
“Fair enough”. He’s the only one none of the others defends. He waits. IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. OH MY GOODDDDDD! And because he never lets it show just how much it fucking hurts to always be so fucking alone, he just hits them back. GODDAMN IT LEO YOU’RE BREAKING MY FUCKING HEART STOP IT.
Handing the decision over to his brothers and trusting them with it. SEE, you CAN learn new tricks, Leo. <3 <3
Handing out orders so fast and sure he blows the panties right off Chief Vincent. Whoooooosh, there they go!
If Leo ever looked at me like that, I’d be a puddle of goo. guh.
Checking in on Raph. “You got this?” That’s just fucking sweet.
Leo the Sass Master #7: “Let’s send this jacked-up disco ball back where it came from.”
Leo the Sass Master #8: “Hey Bubbalicious! Let’s see what you got.”
“Turtles BITE!” *zing* Yay, Leo got to use his swords!
“Hang on, little bro!” awwwwwwwwwwmmmyyyyyygooooddddddddddddd! <3
“Yeah. I knew that would work”. God bless you, Leo. After how hard you were on your bros, and you KNOW they all look up to you even if they try not to (lookinatchu Raph!), being all casual we’re-the-rockingest-team ever and giving them all a surprise boost of supreme self-confidence and pride, you’re making up for your assery and being a damn awesome leader and brother at the same time. You really are the leader of our hearts. <3
HIS GODDAMN GOOFY SMILE AS HE STANDS THERE PLAYING WITH HIS KEY TO THE CITY!!! He can’t get over it! He can’t even stop touching that thing! He’s just turning it over in his hands and being all “holy shit I got a key to the city, hee hee hee!” He’s so proud and happy and Leo you’re just so pretty when you let your feelings show! <3
THAT MOMENT BETWEEN HIM AND SPLINTER THERE IS NO PROUDER MOMENT FOR LEO THAN WHEN HE GETS THAT NOD OF APPROVAL FROM HIS BELOVED SENSEI-DAD LOOK INTO THOSE SHINING BLUE EYES HE IS READY TO CRY, TEARS ARE IMMINENT IN 3… 2…
Fortunately, the still-pantyless Chief Vincent is there to exchange a meaningful look with him and save his dignity.
“You ever need us - “ *suggestive eyes*
Leo is the prettiest.
Leo is also the one who makes the hardest decisions for what he truly believes is for the good of the family, regardless of whether or not the others appreciate him for it. And yeah, he can be an ass. He can be a prideful, arrogant, stubborn jerk who can’t admit when he’s wrong. But he’s gonna protect his bros and keep them together no matter what, and if that makes him unpopular so be it. Because he loves them more than anything else in the whole damn world and if that means keeping his inner heart under lock and key, then he’ll do it, because that’s how much they’re worth to him.
And that just makes it all the sweeter when he comes around. LEO WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
This au was brought to you by my late night cravings for mermaids.
Here are some short headcanons I have for this au:
•Junkrat is a tiger shark ( not the smallest shark around lemme tell ya also his personality matched )
•Roadhog is a Mako shark ( i just went by his name honestly )
•Junkrat isn’t covered in dirt in this au but oil spills, it’s hard to get off.
•Roadhogs mask also serves another purpose, his gills are damaged and the mask makes it easier to breathe for him.
•Junkrat is missing his arm like usual but to make up for the leg I removed chunks of his fins.
•They’re still B I G if not L A R G E R.
•Australia’s water in the outback is still radiated, so it’s hard to live there and find fish to eat.
•They often scavenge ships and boats for food of weapons and such.