Lol guess who decided to write fanfiction for me and @alexfierrno‘s OCs? Though technically I guess it’s not fanfiction since we made up the characters but that’s not important XDD
So here’s an AU where Katie and Alek have been friends since they were kids and are now in high school and Alek is dealing with her mega crush on Katie
“I think…. I think I might be in love.” Alek sat up from where she was lying on her bed, looking up at Katie and searching for clues, but alas her face betrayed nothing.
“What makes you say that?”
“It’s just…. I can’t stop thinking about them and….”
“I don’t know what to do.” Katie’s usually smiling face showed a hint of sadness. It made Alek’s heart wrench in pain.
“Hey. It’ll be okay, Katie,” Alek says, wrapping her arm around her shoulder. Katie found her usual spot in the crook of Alek’s shoulder, leaning into her trustfully. It made Alek’s heart race faster and faster, her face creeping with heat and betraying her feelings. The past two years have been absolute hell as she watched Katie mix and mingle with different groups of people, and become quite the flirt. Sure, she was still the shy and awkward girl Alek knew, but now she was desperate to find some sort of romance in her life, and it suddenly made Alek…. sad. She never understood why, but as soon as Katie went on her first date, the truth suddenly crashed into her like a bullet train.
She was in love. Every time their fingertips brushed Alek longed to grab her hand, twining her rough guitarist fingers through her own. Whenever she smiled Alek felt like the room warmed a hundred degrees and she often found herself daydreaming in class of blonde curls and freckled cheeks. And every moment she spent with her, every sleepover they had and every movie they went to, she found herself falling deeper and deeper, listening to her laugh as if it were music and trying to impress her so that maybe, just maybe, she could be good enough for the sun that was Katie.
“Who is it?” Alek asks, trying to pull her mind from far off fantasies. She already knew that Katie would never think of her…. In that way. They were just friends. Just friends.
“I guess someone I didn’t realize I appreciated so much until now. They’ve…. Always been there for me, no matter what and…. Oh god they’re probably one of the most beautiful human beings on the planet like…. Wow. And I think I trust them more than I’ve trusted anyone before and… I don’t know. I’ll shut up now you probably don’t want to hear this mess,” Katie says, closing her eyes tight as her cheeks glow a bright red. Something about her words stung Alek, making her almost feel…. Jealous. It was not a pleasant feeling.
“Who is it?” Alek says again, “That guy you were flirting with in science class?” Katie wrinkles her nose in disgust.
“Ew. That wasn’t flirting. Plus…. Who said it was a guy?” Katie’s now bright scarlet, but the words are still ringing in her ears. Who said it was a guy?
“Are you….?” Alek whispers, not quite trusting herself to form the words.
“Gay? 120 percent.” Alek’s breath catches, her heart seeming to beat faster and faster. Katie moves away from her.
“Why? Does that bother you?”
“N-no it’s great,” Alek says, smiling. Her mind is moving in a million different directions.
“Oh thank god. I was….. A little worried….” Alek nods, biting her lip. She is very aware of how close Katie is and how if she reached forward just a little….
Alek clears her throat, breaking the spell. “Well… if you like her I think you should ask her out.”
“Of course. Anyone would be lucky to have you as a girlfriend,” Alek says, the words sticking in her throat. Katie nods her head.
“Alright. Okay. I think I’m going to tell her.” Alek smiles, putting a hand on her shoulder.
“That’s the spirit.” Katie nods her head.
“Go on now,” Alek says, smiling as Katie stands up, fidgeting with her sweater nervously. Katie nods her head, then rushes out the door, leaving Alek feeling cold and alone.
After a few minutes, there’s a knock at the door, which startles Alek. “Come in?” she says, wondering who it could be. Probably her mom asking why Katie left so soon. But out of all the possibilities, Alek never imagined it would be Katie herself, looking more flustered than Alek has ever seen her, and she gets easily flustered.
“I… um….” Alek sighs.
“Do you want me to come with?” Katie shakes her head, shakily taking a step forward towards Alek. Her hands are hidden in her sweater and playing with the loose threads. Pink dusts her freckled cheeks, and her hair is a lot messier than when she first left.
“Katie…. are you alright?” Alek asks, closing the distance between them and taking her hands. Katie seems to be at a loss for words, staring at their interlocked hands and not meeting Alek’s eyes. Alek softly puts her fingers on Katie’s chin, tilting it up every so slightly, making her look into her face, her stomach sinking.
“You can tell me anything Katie. What is it?” Her breathing seems to be getting heavy.
“I… I… the… um…” Alek leans closer to her, their chests almost pressing together. Sparks of adrenaline shoot through them and thoughts run wild.
“Alek what if I……” The words die in her throat. Alek wipes a stray lock of hair from her face, letting her fingers linger as Katie seems to melt to the touch.
“Shh. It’ll be alright. Don’t worry.”
“I….” Katie looks into Alek’s eyes, soaking in their chocolaty brown, and it suddenly becomes too much. Pushing herself up on the tips of her toes, she meets Alek’s lips, kissing them softly and slowly. Alek let’s out a startled gasp, but then wraps her arms around Katie’s waist and pulls her closer, deepening the kiss.
Katie was the first to break away, breathing heavily, a small smile quirking at her lips. She put her hands on both sides of Alek’s face and whisperes, hints of joy creeping into her voice, “You’re the one.” A small laugh escapes her lips. “It’s always been you, Alek. Always.”
“W-what do you mean?”
“I’ve been so desperate that…. I didn’t see what was right in front of me,” she says, leaning into Alek, who smelled like campfire and forests. It smelled like home.
“I love you, Alek. I always have.” Alek blushes, not seeming to be able to find her voice through the pounding of her heart and the happiness spreading through her body.
boiiii so i have a tattoo appt booked for early april and i think i’ve finalized the designs i’m getting and so i’m getting a simple lil line work girl on the back of my arm above my elbow, “big bang” and a lil sun and moon on the front/side of my arm, and “the wreckage of stars” along the very edge of my back and i am frickin hyped
this has been chillin in my folder for awhile so finally wrapped it up. forgot tho tumblr doesnt like longways posts so i had to break it up weirdly.
ANYWAY some time ago id talked with friends about my fallout player character’s different motivations/self-perceptions despite all being played good-aligned and then decided to draw it out simply because having some sort of lineup is nice too.