High school au based on the Postmodern Jukebox cover of ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ Themes of internalized homophobia and self-hatred as a result, compulsory heterosexuality
For the first seventeen years of her life, Maggie Sawyer had only seen the ocean on screens and in books. She had never been able to wrap her mind around the existence of water you can’t see beyond, of water that stretched to the horizon. All she knew were the few lakes around Blue Springs that were probably closer to ponds, and the Big Blue River, which the heat of the summer occasionally turned into a stream.
Then, her aunt moved to Midvale, and Maggie had gone with her, and suddenly the ocean was there.
Maggie couldn’t go anywhere without the ocean being there.
Didn’t anyone ever tell you there’s one thing you never put in a trap, if you’re smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there’s one thing you never, ever put in a trap.
And what would that be, sir?
Me. - Doctor Who (Happy 53rd Birthday!)
Oh, that box, Amy. You’ll dream about that box. It’ll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient. And the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had Never had. In your dreams, they’ll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came.
Those reports of the sun spots and the solar flares. They’re wrong. They’re aren’t any. It’s not the sun. It’s you. The sky is full of a million million voices, saying, “Yes of course. We’ll help.” You’ve touched so many lives, saved so many people. Did you think when your time came you’d really have to do more than just ask? You’ve decided that the universe is better off without you. But the universe doesn’t agree.