pairing: riley matthews & lucas friar word count: 2,034 prompt: “day six: hugging - just let the kids hug gosh dang it” written for: rucas fanfic week 2017 summary: because home isn’t always four walls and a roof, sometimes it’s two arms that keep you warm and a heart that loves you. notes: this has been a scene that has been stuck in my head for literal months now and i finally sat down and wrote it and honestly?? i’m so pleased with the results. this actually takes place in my sign of the times fic universe, during riley and lucas’ senior year of college, so it’s almost a preview of the future of sorts, but oh well. this is very fluffy and heartwarming and i’m really proud of it. please enjoy!
“Hey, what did your mom want?”
Lucas didn’t respond right away, and Riley looked up from the cereal she had been eating. She smiled when she saw Lucas standing in the doorway, a nervous look on his face. They had been woken up that morning by Lucas’ phone ringing, his mom telling him that he needed to get over there. She hadn’t offered much of an explanation, but Riley had still been half asleep when Lucas slipped out the door.
Truthfully, she still wasn’t fully awake as he was coming back through the front door twenty minutes later.
Summary: When Oliver gets into a shoot out with some bank robbers, Thea calls the one person she knows who’s smart and capable enough to help them.
Genre: alternate universe/arrow retelling Rate: T Status: Complete
Chapter Summary: This is where Felicity constantly worries about Oliver’s well being.
Part Two - Excerpt:
Felicity immediately dives for the device. “Hello?” she answers.
“Hey, it’s me.” Dig’s voice comes through the phone.
“Oh Dig, thank god! Please tell me you’re calling with good news.”
“He’s gonna be fine, Felicity.”
Felicity lets out a large sigh of relief.
“He’s still unconscious, but I got the bullet out and stitched the wound,” he continues. “We had a bit of a close call, but your boy actually has some good supplies here. Got all the proper medication and equipment he needs for every situation.”
“Well he doesn’t exactly have the luxury of going to a hospital, unless he wants doctors asking questions.”
“Yeah, I’m guessing ‘how’ and ‘why’ are his least favorite questions.”
“He also isn’t fond of ‘where’ and ‘when’.”
“Good thing he’s stocked up then. This stuff isn’t exactly cheap to get a hold of. Of course, it probably helps that he’s a billionaire.”
It’s then that Felicity remembers that Diggle doesn’t know about the Arrow’s identity. Or well, he didn’t until now at least.
Felicity took the promise she made to Oliver to heart, not telling anyone about his identity. That included keeping the secret from Diggle. Lyla hadn’t told him either, though that’s not anything new as her work revolves around keeping secrets.
Now, he’s very aware of who the Arrow is.
“So when were you gonna tell me that Oliver Queen’s the vigilante?”
jake and amy’s relationship is one of the best heterosexual relationships i’ve come across in a while because:
it’s an interracial relationship between an ashkenazi jewish man and a latina (specifically cuban) woman
it’s genuinely loving, healthy, and dorky
they support each other and they make each other better. their relationship adds to their happiness instead of taking away from it
they always communicate and resolve conflicts maturely
they retain their independence, personalities, goals, and ambitions while still sharing each other’s hobbies and ideas and enjoying each other’s favorite activities
they don’t let their relationship get in the way of their career, goals, or obligations
they have their own lives outside of their relationship and we actually get to see them navigate the lines between a professional and romantic relationship
unlike most het ships, amy’s autonomy and personality aren’t reduced to jake. she isn’t jake’s love interest - she’s a main character of her own and her relationship with jake is just one part of her storyline and character
unlike most het ships, jake doesn’t bemoan being in a committed relationship. he loves amy wholeheartedly and is willing to do anything for her, and his friends actually support him instead of mocking him for that
they were friends before anything else. which means that they actually have fun. there’s nothing toxic or unhealthy about their relationship because it isn’t mired in heteronormative, misogynistic stereotypes. that is, they have a realistic and authentic dynamic because it isn’t all about ~ooh passion and melancholy and angst~. they’re cute and fluffy and it’s always presented as a good thing
So after keeping you locked in my house by breaking both your legs, torturing you, making you kill someone and constant psychological torture, I try to do a nice thing for you by driving you to have a mental breakdown in making you jealous of a girl which leads you to stab her multiple times in a blind murder rage.
And you're telling me that you didn't like it.
“Rapunzel, from the moment I first met you and you knocked me out with that frying pan, I knew it was love. You’re my light, you’re my best friend and I want to be your partner in all things […] I love you Rapunzel, and I wanna spend the rest of our lives here together.”
“I just want you guys to know something: you guys inspire me. You send me art that you make, poems that you’ve written, just stuff that’s so inspiring to me. That’s all I wanted to do, to create. You guys are creating so much. You younger people, I want you to know, the more you create, the better you’re going to get and the more driven you’ll become. And you’re going to change the world. Just understand that.”
No seriously what THE FUCK is up with dans new found confidence I love this boy so much he is so pretty everyday I wake up to new beautiful Dan pictures I am actually crying I can’t believe Dan Howell himself just decided “wow I’m going to actually just RUIN everybody on this trip” he’s just so good I love him so much I would die for Dan he really sat down and painted his nails glitter wow I’m truly in love he’s just so pretty and confident god I wish that were me