Part II of the Empathy Series, Part I is found here.
Synopsis: Born with the ability to feel others’ emotions through touch, you are overwhelmed when an enemy comes into contact with you during battle. Even though Thor and Tony are there, the only person you know you need is Loki.
A/N: I went to see Thor: Ragnarok again tonight and it was just the inspiration I needed! I don’t think I’m quite done with this little series yet, so keep an eye out for more!
Title: Learn To Do It Character: Danny Rand A/n: I loved this request sO much, thanks to the lovie anon who asked for it :)
You stared blankly out of the large window in Danny’s apartment, a fluffy wool blanket wrapped around your shoulders as you watched rain trickle down the window. Your finger reached out and began to trace the intricate patterns the drops left on the glass before you sighed.
After the whole situation with Madame Gao, Danny had worked himself into a paranoid when it came to your safety. He was worried that what Gao said was only a warning of future events if he wasn’t careful.
So, from then on Danny followed you everywhere, holding on to you in some way as his senses were on high alert wherever he went.
You understood where all the concern was coming from, he thought you had been murdered by some mafia-like, secret organization, hell that was more than enough to drive someone up the wall.
You also understood the potential danger you were in, but you longed to take a walk on your own. But Danny refused to let you travel anywhere if he wasn’t there, or with enough convincing, one of his close friends to keep an eye on you.
Danny saw the toll it was taking on you, you missed your bookstore and your house. He had arranged for Joy to drop off a good bit of your books from your place, but you missed your store the most.
It was just too dangerous to go there, Madame Gao’s informants had found you in that place, if you showed up now it wouldn’t end well.
Danny was still in bed when his eyes fluttered open to find your side empty and neatly made, he slowly sat up, rubbing at his eyes before staring at the open bedroom door.
Ever since staying at his place, you found yourself being more antsy, causing you to wake up early just so you could do something. First time it happened, Danny nearly had a heart attack before sprinting out of the room to find you laying on the floor next to the couch down the stairs.
He tossed his legs over the side of the bed and stretched, blindly grabbing a sweater from his dresser before tugging it over his head and going to look for you.
Danny’s eyes squinted a little at all of the natural light streaming into his eyes, when he saw you standing next to the window all swaddle up in a blanket he couldn’t help but smile.
“Morning.” He called out to you, giving you a small wave when you turned around.
“Good morning,” You replied, moving from the window and going into his arms when he outstretched them to you. “Sleep well?”
“Just fine,” Danny looked down and noticed something was off. “You’re troubled about something, what’s wrong?”
You removed yourself from his arms, folding your arms under the blanket. “Internal confliction, I guess.”
“Do you want to talk about it?”
You looked up at him, rocking back and forth on your feet. “Well, recently I’ve been thinking,” You paused for a moment, seeing Danny’s expectant look. “That if you taught me how to defend myself, maybe I could go out on my own again.
Danny’s hands rested behind his back, and his expression became unreadable. “What’s the conflict part?”
You sighed, wrapping the blanket tighter around you. “I don’t want to hurt anyone, even if they’re evil. I just hate the thought of it.”
The one corner of Danny’s lip curled into a soft smile, his hand coming up to rest on your cheek. “I’d be happy to teach you, but you don’t have to if it’s not what you want,” He gave your nose a small peck. “I’m more than happy to remain your watch dog.”
You smiled and shook your head. “Nah, I at least want to try.”
You huffed whenever Danny knocked you to the ground on your back again, you both had pushed all the furniture in the living room out of the way so you had more open space.
Danny watched in amusement as you turned onto your side instead of getting up.
“Can I surrender?”
You heard him chuckle. “Surrender out there and you’ll end up dead.”
You shut your eyes, your entire body felt like it was on fire and your muscles ached. The two of you had been training for hours.
Well I say training, it was more like Danny attempting to show you how to block attacks and getting hit several times because you forgot what to do.
That and you kept making stupid jokes when he showed you certain moves. There was something with the name “scissor” in it so you stared making snipping noises and doing scissor motions with your hands, causing Danny to laugh so hard he forgot he was supposed to be training you.
“Maybe it’s for the best,” You said, dramatically tossing your arm over your eyes. “I do a lot more harm than good, it’s not worth the trouble.”
Danny frowned, leaning down and situating himself on top of you. “Hey, don’t be like that,” He said, balancing himself one arm so he could tap your nose. “You’re not going to be perfect the first day of learning.”
You removed your arm and looked up at him. “You think I’ll ever be able to fight?”
He smiled, hopping up to his feet and bringing you with him. “If you keep up your training, I’d think so.”
You weakly let him pull you up before he dropped your hands and put some space between the two of you. “Lunge at me.”
“Just, try to hit me.” He said, motioning you to do as told.
“Are you just gonna hit me in the throat when I try to? Cause at this rate I’ll just take the hit to put me out to greener pastures.”
Danny bit back a laugh. “Do it.”
You sighed, positioning yourself like he told you to before trying to hit him. He moved out of the way last second with ease, face directly in front of yours while your fist remained outstretched.
He smiled, tilting his head down and grazing his lips against yours. “Look at that, Your form’s getting better.”
You flushed, placing distance between the two of you. “That is not fair.”
“What’s not fair?”
You frowned. “You probably think you’re real charming don’t you?”
Danny placed his hands around your waist and pulled you towards him while his lips went after yours again. “A little bit.”
You looked up at him, and saw his gaze focused on you before you shoved him away right before your lips made actual contact, causing Danny to let out a slight whine as he watched you walk away from him.
“Yeah? Well you are!” You told him, putting on a displeased frown before climbing up the stairs to the restroom to wash up.
Danny fell back onto the ground. “No, you see that is unfair!”
“You deseve it, I have at least seven brusies on various parts of my body!”
Imagine your “friend” [ ;) ] James teasing you about being a Muggleborn
Sirius guffawed over his mug of butterbeer, watching James and Remus try to act out the way that Filch had reacted to their newest exploding dungbomb trick. It all boiled down to the fact that they’d been having a contest to see who could be more creative in their attempts to disguise ordinary things as dungbombs. Remus used a suit of armor - that did not appreciate it - and James was offended that he wasn’t admitting that the exploding fake owl was much more clever.
You, on the other hand, were just quietly observing over the rim of your own drink.
“At least you have the holidays to think up your retaliation, James,” you pointed out, trying to cut off his newest string of reasons he was clever.
Peter grinned across the table at you. He was always argued down when the other boys got heated.
“You could have a big opener in the start of term!” Peter offered. “See who’s dungbombs get more attention.”
After a moment of silence, James and Remus seemed to approve.
“It’s not like Moony has much of a life outsid’a school. The work over the break will last you until…. lunch?” James teased, nudging Remus. “You know, you could always come home with me and Sirius. We’re gonna hang around the house, but it’s still gonna be fun.” He quickly turned to Peter and added on “you too, Peter. Imagine all four of us over the holidays!”
It made you laugh loudly, attracting all four sets of eyes.
“What?” Sirius asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Without professors breathing down your neck the four of you together is a recipe for a disaster.”
“What’s that s’posed to mean?” James asked, smirking at you. “So what if there’s a little bit of fire. Makes it fun, right?”
Your cheeks flushed a little bit. “Well, the only flames on my holiday are gonna be in the fireplace. Where they belong.”
The marauders let out a chorus of groans, cut off by James.
“You gotta remember, lads. [Y/N]’s a muggleborn. That means that their holiday is supposed to be boring.”
Coming from someone else, namely a Slytherin, that might’ve been an insult. But the playful shine in James’s eyes made you laugh.
“My holiday is not boring. I was actually going to say that I wanted to inv-”
“How can it not be boring? You can’t even use your broomstick!” Sirius interjected.
“All too true, Padfoot,” James agreed, looking back at you. “How are you going to have any fun if you’re stuck on the ground?”
You rolled your eyes so hard it almost hurt. “I was going to say that I was inviting you to visit me over the holiday, but the two of you seem better suited to staying home together,” you accused, turning to Remus and Peter. “The offer is still extended to my two real friends.” You couldn’t get through that last bit without smiling.
It seemed that Sirius took this as a challenge, but James was much more sincere.
“Aw! Come on [Y/N]. You know we’re just fooling around. We both want to come see your house. I’ve only ever been in one muggle house!” James was leaning forward, his eyes wide.
You hummed, smiling and leaning toward Remus. “I don’t know if I want you there, Potter. You’ve been very rude.”
“C’mon!” He groaned dramatically, clunking his mug down onto the table. “I’ll do anything to get you back. Please?”
I just can’t stop gushing about Yuri on Ice ! The fuzzy feeling is still there ♥‿♥ .I cannot believe it that I waited so long to watch it, but I now I just can’t stop rewatching my favourite moments (and there are manyyy) and listening to the ost on a loop. I don’t know whether I have a crush on Viktor, or Yuuri Or Viktuuri!! But I’m crazy about this anime. It’s just so heartwarming!
As I draw women on a regular basis, I wanted to draw a cutesy version before attempting a more realistic Victor . But it is coming soon!
“Get up! Get up! Get up!” I shout, jumping on the
Jared rolls on the bed, using one of his pillows to
cover his head. I keep jumping, shouting at the top of my lungs. When all the
shouting doesn’t work, I take Jared’s covers to pull them off. He’s half
asleep, and in his attempt to grab one of my ankles, he doesn’t realize that
he’s almost on the edge of the bed, falling with a loud thump.
“Oh my, Jared?”
I fall on the bed, kneeling to watch him on the
“Are you okay?” I ask him, seeing him rub his head,
“Is it a bad moment to say happy birthday?”
“Give me… Oh, my head… Give me a second”
I nod, without taking my gaze from him. Jared
sighs, still rubbing the top of his head. I wait, forgetting about the surprise
I prepared for him. It takes him a few minutes to wake up, still on the floor.
When Jared stands up, he jumps on top of me, tickling my belly, ribs and
“Stop! Stop!” I shout, not being able to stop
laughing, “Jared, please!”
He does stop, both breathing heavily, a bit of
laugh still in the air.
“Happy birthday” I mutter, a permanent smile on my
His lips go straight to mine, his hand starting to
caress my cheek. Our breathing is still heavy, forcing us to end the kiss
“You need to get dress, I let you oversleep”
“What time is it?” He asks, getting off of on top
“Midday, I’ll wait for you downstairs”
I give him a quick peck on the lips, getting off
Once I’m downstairs I check everything one more
time. I’m sure everything’s ready, I’ve probably checked it three times by now.
But you can never be sure with me, there’s probably something missing in my bag
and I haven’t noticed.
When Jared comes to meet me his eyes go straight to
the bag by my side.
“Are we going somewhere?” He asks me, lifting both
“Of course” I say with a smile.
Jared looks confused. This is his first birthday
with us as a couple, and I wanted this be special. Jared helps me with my bag,
taking it to my car. I drive, he changes the radio. I spend all the way avoiding
his questions about our destination. The city looks pretty dead today; The
weather is nice, thou, and that’s perfect for what I’ve prepared.
When we reach the point in which we cannot continue
by car I let Jared know. We hold hands, sharing quick glances once in awhile,
we walk in silence, but smiles never leaving our faces.
Jared is one of the most outgoing, adventurous man
I’ve ever had the chance to meet in my life. Reason why I decided to spend the
afternoon in the hills, enjoying the view, the nice weather, and being in touch
with Mother Nature. the exact spot for our little adventure is a hidden place
among rocks and trees. There’s plenty of shadow, green areas and warm breeze
for us to sit and enjoy.
Jared looks around, fascinated by the view of the
city and how nature seems to enjoy it’s days without caring about the people
destroying the city at its feet.
“This is beautiful” Jared says, laying on the
lonely spot of grass.
“Happy birthday” I say again, feeling a warm in my
heart just by looking at how happy he looks.
Jared takes my wrist to make fall on top of him,
his right hand caressing my cheek, pulling away strands of hair.
“Thank you for this” He mutters, the smile glued to
his lips, “Really, thank you so much, I love it”
“You don’t have to thank me” I say, kissing his
cheek and resting my head on the space of his neck, “I just want you to have a
“It’s going great so far”
“We can stay the whole day like this or we can eat
something first and then lay for good, what do you prefer?”
“Let’s eat and then lay for a bit”
We both prepare the space for our picnic; I lay
everything I prepare for him during the morning, noticing how amazed he looks.
Once I tell him that he can start eating, half of the things in the plates
disappear in a matter of minutes. I try to ask him if he likes the food, but
his whole attitude is confirmation enough.
Jared kisses me whenever he’s not eating, or
telling me how amazing the food is. I just laugh and kiss him back, happy that
he’s enjoying his birthday.
When he’s finally done eating we lay for a bit,
discussing about what we see in the clouds, or how we think they will show us
next. Our bodies warming each other, his hand holding mine with no intention of
An hour passes by before Jared sits up really
quick, his head turning to me with a big smile.
“I got an idea”
Jared stands starting to pick all our things,
telling me to hurry. I keep asking what’s going on, but he just shushes me,
saying that he I’m going to love. What? I have no idea.
We leave everything in the car, and I can’t get to
ask again when Jared holds my hand, taking somewhere between the trees and
rocks. He looks so excited that I decide not to ask again, and just enjoy the
walk to wherever he’s taking me.
And, actually, the view is breathtaking.
We’ve been in this place for a while, and in any
moment we’ll start to see the sundown. Everything starts to fusion with the
colors of the sky, the little puddles mirroring the clouds, the leaves dancing
with the wind. And, even though it takes us a while to get where Jared wants, I
just can’t seem to believe how beautiful everything is the higher we get.
“We’re almost there” Jared assures me, and it is
only there when I notice how tired I am.
But I seriously couldn’t care less. We walk for a
couple of minutes more, and when Jared finally stops I just can’t believe
what’s in front of me.
From the spot that I chose for us to have the
picnic most of the city was at our feet, we could see the beach at one side,
and people living their lives on the other.
But from here… Everything seems so little, and it
actually feels like all our tables were left behind, in those distant
buildings, with that distant people.
I walk towards a rock, sitting on the edge, still
amazed by everything. I turn for a second, to call Jared by my side. He sits
next to me, putting his arm on my shoulder to get me closer to him.
“I was supposed to be the one giving you surprises”
I mutter, not being able to take my eyes away from the view.
“We have a whole lifetime to fill with surprises”
He says, leaving a soundless kiss on my forehead.
“Good” I say, pulling away a bit to look him in the
eyes, “Because there are more surprises waiting for us when we get home”
A laugh burst from him, and in no time we are
“I knew there was a reason why I am so in love with
you” He mutters between kisses.
I pull away again, my eyes fix on his. He just said
he is in love with me. This is the first time. I feel something on my chest,
it’s tight, but my heartbeat is threatening to let me heart escape in any
second, and a smile appears on my lips, and suddenly I’m feeling everything and
nothing at the same time. And Jared is looking at me like he wasn’t supposed to
say this right now, like he was holding it for later.
“You’re in love with me” I whisper, a smile nailed
on my face, “You said…”
“I am” He says, taking his hand to brush his hair,
“Good, I finally said it”
“Finally? How long have you been holding that?”
He shrugs, and we can’t help but laugh. Jared hugs
me again, leaving little kisses on top of my head. My arms wrap him tight,
never wanting to let him go.
“Are you in love with me?” He asks, as if he’s
afraid of my answer.
“What do you think?”
“Of course I am” I laugh, adjusting in my place to
look him in the eyes, “I’m in love with you, Jared, I thought it was pretty
“I can be a bit blind”
“Well, now you know. Happy birthday!”
“Best birthday ever” He says, moving to kiss me on
the lips this time.