we move like the ocean bad suns; jinx dnce; clocks go forward james bay; where you go the young romans; bloom the paper kites; satellite guster; dreaming smallpools; little hell city and colour; kid in love shawn mendes; living louder the cab; meaning gavin degraw; young forever the ready set
English isn’t my first language, so please excuse any mistakes.
A/N: I’m very obsessed with Satellite by Guster, so I decided to make a story based on it. But I, first and foremost, made it as a birthday present for @justauthoring. She is a great friend of mine, caring and wonderful and totally deserved it, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLLY!
Characters: Murphy/fem!reader, Clarke.
Word Count: 1978 words.
Since Murphy had been captured by grounders, he hadn’t been
able to sleep well It’s not like you could sleep in peace while people torture
you or when you can be killed at any second. And being back at the camp wasn’t
exactly better, since there was Bellamy there, who seemed to be crazy to kill
him. But there it was definitely safer. So, after helping Clarke take care of
some ill people, sick of the illness he
had brought to that place, he couldn’t help but get some sleep.
A while later he was awake again and saw that new sick
people had been placed inside the dropship. He saw a familiar face between
them, making his heart race a little. (Y/N) (Y/L/N) was there. (Y/N) “the
best friend he ever had and who happened to be the girl he liked” (Y/L/N).
He hadn’t seen her since he’d been banished from the camp, and he honestly
thought he’d never see her again. But there she was.
(Y/N) was lying on the floor with her eyes closed, her face
was covered with sweat as she kept her mouth slightly open to try to breathe
better. Which didn’t seem to work, as soon the girl closed her mouth and
returned to breathe through her nose. She began to cough, turning herself to
the side and vomiting blood.
Clarke, who was checking someone else, picked up a wet cloth
and started walking toward the girl, but was stopped by Murphy.
“I got this one.” he said, taking the cloth from
her hand. She nodded and went back to the other person.
John crouched beside the girl, waiting for her to stop to
throw up, and then starting to rub the cloth on her face, taking the thin line
of blood down her mouth and taking some of her sweat away.
Her eyes then opened, staring at his face. She recognized
him instantly, her lips parted, as if she meant to say something, but nothing
came out of her mouth, which closed again after a few seconds, followed by a sigh.
Her hands groped the floor until they reached Murphy’s hand, giving it a squeeze.
(Y/N) closed her eyes, leaning toward the cloth, as she felt
it give her some relief as it brushed past her face. She smiled weakly as she
felt herself drifting off to sleep.
Seeing her sick and weak like that made his heart sink a
little, but if he had managed to get better, then she would, too. She was
strong. And he had faith in her. And in fact, it didn’t take long for her to
start getting better, and since that had begun to happen, she had also started
helping Clarke with the sick people. But she and Murphy didn’t talk,
occasionally they just sent glances at each other, just happy to have each
other’s presence there. Just happy that each other was alive.
John was discreetly looking at the girl, who was cleaning
one of the bloody cloths after helping one of the sick people. She took a quick
glance at him, returning to concentrate on what she was doing.
He was sitting in one of the corners of the ship, since no
one seemed to need his help at the moment. (Y/N) then walked over to him,
kneeling beside him. “Hi.” she said, a small smile appearing on her
face. “Hi.” he replied, kind of happy to see that the girl had made
the first move to talk to him.
And then he noticed that the wet cloth was still in the
girl’s hands, making him frown slightly. She realized that he was looking at
it, and then started to direct it toward his totally screwed face. Murphy pulled
away from the girl when he noticed the cloth was for him. (Y/N) rolled her
eyes, trying to get closer to him, to which he kept pulling away. The girl
“Come on, John, you have to let me do this.” the
girl rested on her knees. “It won’t hurt, I bet you won’t even feel it.”
The boy looked at her suspiciously for a few seconds before
surrendering and coming closer to her, also resting on his legs, lifting his
face slightly so that (Y/N) could clean it. He soon regretted it when he felt
the cloth touch his wounded skin, feeling it burning, making John give her a
“Yeah, I lied.” she said, grinning at him.
Murphy was ready to give her a cheeky comeback, but felt the
cloth touching him again, making him grunt, followed by a “fuck” as he closed
“Sorry.” she said. “It will be fast.”
He kept his eyes closed, as if that would make it hurt less.
The pain stopped being so uncomfortable after a few minutes as the boy began to
get used to the sensation. And then, in the midst of all the sounds of people
almost dying around them, Murphy heard a familiar rhythm, then opening his eyes
and realizing that it was just (Y/N) humming a song. He knew that song and to
hear it being hummed by the girl caused some memories of the Ark to come to him.
The two of them used to listen to this song together while they were hanging
around. Their favorite song. Their song.
Murphy could not help but analyze the girl, something he
often did on the Ark and even on Earth. He loved taking every detail of her
face, her eyes, her nose, her sweet lips. He actually loved decorating every
detail of her, her hair, her hands, her silhouette. Everything. And then think
about how lovely she was. Always trying to help others and trying to see the
best in people. Trying to see the best in him, even when he couldn’t see it.
Maybe that was why he had fallen in love with her, but he had never risked
telling her that. She was very good for someone like him, maybe she was always
a little out of his reach.
John could not help but be amused when he noticed the
concentration (Y/N) was putting on it, looking intently at his face as he
carefully wiped the cloth over his cheek. He was somehow happy to be back at
the camp. Back to her.
“I wanted to look for you.” she said after a few
seconds. “But they didn’t let me out.”
“Good they didn’t.” he said, his voice sounding a
little hoarse. (Y/N) glared at him, looking a bit offended. “Look at how I
am. It’s dangerous out there.”
The girl glared at him for a few more seconds before nodding
and wiping the little bit of bruises left on his face. “Well, I’m glad you’re
“You seem to be the only one.” he murmured,
noticing the icy glares some delinquents sent him.
“I missed you.” she said with a shrug, as if it were an
Unlike Murphy, (Y/N) had always been good at showing her
feelings, he had always had a problem with that. He wanted to tell her that he
had missed her too, to tell her how difficult it had been to spend those days
without her. But he just nodded, saying a low "Same.”
That, however, seemed to have been enough to cheer the girl,
who smiled warmly at him, taking the cloth off his face and putting it to her
side. “It’s done, you’re brand-new.” she said, beginning to tell him
what had happened while he was away, but John was no longer listening, since
his thoughts were far away.
Murphy always had problems concentrating when he was next to
(Y/N), but that smile she was giving. Oh,
that smile. That smile made him forget the terrible last days he had had,
and the growing anger he felt for those who had tried to hang him. And while (Y/N)
was beside him, he was sure that those thoughts wouldn’t come back to him. She
always brought the best of him.
Seeing her talking excitedly to him made him feel relieved.
He really thought he would never see her again. In the Ark, everything was more
certain, the certainty that he would see her the next day, safe and alive. But
on Earth everything seemed so
uncertain. (Y/N) could easily be dead the next morning, dying without knowing
how important she was to him. Dying thinking that to him she was a
“same”, not knowing that in fact she was an “I fucking missed
you too”. (Y/N) always made sure he knew that he was important to her,
even if it was just as a friend. He wanted to do the same. He needed to do the
same, at that moment. He couldn’t put it off any longer, because maybe they
might not have a ‘later’.
“I’m glad to be back, too.” he said, cutting off
whatever she was talking about. “I missed you too.”
(Y/N)’s smile widened at the boy’s words. “I’m glad to
Murphy looked at her smile one more time before taking a
deep breath and trying to find the right words to say to her. Why feelings had to be so difficult?
“You’ve always been here for me…” he began slowly, looking anywhere
“Well, we’re friends, it’s normal that…“ she said,
being cut off again by him.
"You always believed in me, you make me want to be a
better person.” he paused again, taking a quick look at the girl’s
confused expression. “You kinda guide me, I… Well, you’re… Good. And
that makes me want to be good too. Good enough for you. But I don’t think I’m
very good at it.” he chuckled. “But you’re always there, no matter
how much I’ve screwed it up.”
“I would never give up on you,” (Y/N) commented.
“I’m flattered that you see me like this, but I don’t want you to change
for me. I mean, you’re good in your own way and I love it.” the smile
reappeared on her lips.
Oh boy, she’s so
precious. That smile, how could he
not be attracted to those lips? And as that thought passed in his mind,
Murphy followed his instinct and leaned toward her, pressing his lips against
hers, making her gasp. As he pulled away from her, he noticed her surprised face.
“Oh.” she chuckled, feeling her cheeks begin to heat up.
That was the time. He just had to say the three words that
defined what he felt for her. The three words he could barely remember the last
time he’d used them. “I love you”.
(Y/N)’s eyes widened, even with the kiss, she didn’t expect
those words to come from him. A goofy smile came to her lips. “Wow.”
she just managed to say at first, unable to stop smiling. “You were always
special to me.” she began and he nodded, predicting the speech ‘you’re
like a brother to me’ that was to come. “But I never thought you felt that
way for me.” she intertwined her hands nervously. “I’m very glad you
feel like this. I love you too.” she said awkwardly. She wasn’t used to
They stared at each other for a few seconds, not knowing
what to say. Murphy with a rare true smile, while (Y/N) continued with her goofy,
“So…” a voice behind them caught their
attention. Clarke. “If you’re done, can I steal (Y/N) for a few more
(Y/N) smiled sheepishly, apologizing for being distracted,
although she didn’t seem to feel sorry at all. She picked up the cloth again
and hesitantly kissed Murphy before returning to help Clarke, while John
watched the sweet girl doing what she did best, help people. And with a smile
he thought, if she saw in him someone good, then he saw it too.
Summary: Dan and Phil late night swimming and discussions of fate and luck.
Takes place during their summer of 2017 Miami vacation with the Lesters.
Title comes from “Satellite” by Guster
A/N: I know this isn’t a chapter of “Taking Baby Steps”, but I thought since we’re at the middle point, I’d give you all a break (not that you want/need one) from parent!phan.
And I also know this isn’t a request, but I had written this, like, two nights ago at nearly 1 in the morning when “Satellite” by Guster was playing on my Spotify, and I just kinda got this idea and started writing. I’m kinda proud of it, so I hope you guys like it, too! :)
I made this a couple years ago, but I’ve been itching to up date a bit following somewhat recent manga revelations, and the second season leading to one of their best moments together being animated. So update I did, and I’m happier with it now. ❤️
01. Running Up That Hill- Placebo|| 02. Again- Flyleaf|| 03. Smother- Daughter|| 04. Kingdom Come- The Civil Wars|| 05. King and Lionheart- Of Monsters and Men|| 06. Fire in the Water- Fiest|| 07. Read My Mind- The Killers|| 08. Satellite- Guster|| 09. Gale Song- The Lumineers|| 10. My Love- Sia|| 11. Safe and Sound- Capitol Cities 🎶
STARRY EYED - I want to go home but earth is holding me back. (listen)
Aurora (Meet Me In the Stars) Anamanaguchi / To The Stars Braken / Cosmic Horn Brite Futures / Satellites Cash Cash / Space Craft Digital Freq & Pyramyth / Satellite Guster / Universe Party LarryLarryBB / Cloud Cuckooland & Ben the Spaceman Mark Motherbaugh / Space Dog Escape Pod Mayhem / Buckaroo Banzai End Credits Michael Boddicker / Stardust Mika / Astral Blast Nanobii / Cut the Kid/Find You nice job bro0o0o0o0o0o0o0 / Lower the Moon Not A Clever Pony / The Stars Will Aid In Her Escape Not A Clever Pony / Galaxies Owl City / Shooting Star Owl City / Potential For Anything Souleye / Science Blaster Spelling Phailer / Starfriends On Earth Stepdad / Atlas Curtis Schweitzer / Kepler’s Star Catalog Starscream / Drops of Jupiter Train / Pure Space Unicorn Kid
youngblood hawke -
say say //the cinema -
all the lights // miniature tigers -
like or like like // bryan finlay -
good times // new politics -
tonight you’re perfect //
studio killers - jenny // bad books -
forest whitaker // the kite string tangle -
arcadia // wild nothing - only heather // guster - satellite // the neighbourhood - cry baby // matthew koma - one night // mako - our story // years & years - desire // MGMT - indie rokkers // saint motel - cold cold man // miami horror - real slow // milky chance - sweet sun // geographer - verona // new politics - harlem // walk the moon - shiver shiver
Aries: The Strokes- Automatic Stop; New York City Cops // The White Stripes- Fell In Love with A Girl; Seven Nation Army // Franz Ferdinand- No You Girls Never Know // Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Scar Tissue
Taurus: Spoon- I Turn My Camera On; The Infinite Pet // Vampire Weekend- Horchata; Oxford Comma // Arctic Monkeys- Knee Socks; Pretty Visitor // Lana Del Rey- Serial Killer // The TingTings- Great DJ // Kygo- Stole the Show
Gemini: All Time Low- Stella; For Baltimore // The Wombats- Walking Disaster; Lets Dance to Joy Division; Greek Tragedy // Magic Man- Paris // The Beach Boys- Hero’s and Villains //
Cancer: Little Joy- Next Time Around // Modest Mouse- Float On // Guster- Satellite // Supergrass- Alright // Sublime- Santeria // Beyonce- Flawless // Cage the Elephant- Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked
Leo: One Direction- Girl Almighty; No Control // Blah Blah Blah- Soon As I Get Home // The Killers- Change Your Mind; Mr. Bright Side // The Strokes- Between Love and Hate // The Teenagers- Scarlett Johansson
Virgo: The Strokes- Under Control; Someday; Reptilia // Starfucker- Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second // Melaine Martinez- Dollhouse; Pity Party // Yuna- Lullabies // Tina Turner- Whats Love Got to Do With It //
Libra: Phoenix- If I Ever Feel Better; Liztomania // MisterWives- Reflections // Regina Skeptor- Fidelity // The Strokes- Under Cover of Darkness; Is this It // Hot Chelle Rae- Tonight, Tonight
Scorpio: Arctic Monkeys- Piledriver Waltz // The Killers- Smile Like You Mean It // The Arctic Monkeys- Mardy Bum // Wavves- Way Too Much // Bleachers- I Wanna Get Better // The Spice Girls- Wannabe
Sagittarius: Alina Baraz- Show Me; Can I // MGMT- Electric Feel; Kids // Arctic Monkeys- RU Mine; Mardy Bum // The Strokes- Razorblade // The Kooks- She Moves in Her Own Way //
Capricorn: Saint Motel- Cold Cold Man; Ace In A Hole // The Strokes- Modern Age; Hard To Explain; Late Nite // Weezer- Island in The Sun // Wheatus- Tennage Dirtbag (1d)
Aquarius: Gantez- Lazy Grey; Miss My Past // Voxtrot- The Start Of Something // One Direction- Clouds; Stockholm Syndrome // The Shins- Caring is Creepy // Aerosmith- Dream On // The Beatles- Hey Jude
Pisces: Sia- Breathe Me // Blue Foundation- Eyes on Fire // The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition; Love Lost // The Strokes- I’ll Try Anything Once // Keane- Somewhere Only We Know // Arctic Monkeys- No Buses
✖ songs: // tokyo narita (freestyle) - halsey, lido // clairvoyant - the story so far // all we do - oh wonder // blue - troye sivan // concrete - this wild life // hanging on - ellie goulding // tidal waves (ft. mark hoppus) - all time low // feels like the end - mikky ekko // neon crimson - the paper kites // tremors - sohn // somebody else - the 1975 // jesus, etc. - wilco // jinx - dnce // november - sleeping with sirens // i’m ready to move on (wild heart reprise) - bleachers (ft. yoko ono) // flaws - bombay bicycle club // brothers on a hotel bed - death cab for cutie // bloody shirt - to kill a king // borderz - zayn // choices - to kill a king // blue eyes - cary brothers // satellite - guster // impossible year - panic! at the disco // war of hearts - ruelle // hold on - sbtrkt (ft. sampha) // white blood - oh wonder // heathens - twenty one pilots // the fog - biffy clyro // leave out all the rest - linkin park // implicit demand for proof - twenty one pilots // doctor blind - emily haines // where is my mind - pixies // back to the start - digital daggers // skin (acoustic) - boy // how to fight loneliness - wilco // crash land - twin atlantic // therapy - all time low // the end of all things - panic! at the disco // pretty face - sóley // little pistol - mother mother // i walk the line - halsey // parent’s house - milo greene // ultraviolence - lana del rey // amazing grace (lament) - timid, the brave // invisible - 5 seconds of summer // another year - amanda palmer // nothern downpour - panic! at the disco // misguided ghosts - paramore // goner - twenty one pilots // drown - bring me the horizon //✖
a mix for boston, masachusetts, new new england, o.n.a.n. with songs about boston and songs by boston area artists. songs that could share airtime with madame psychosis, songs that donald gately might hear around ennet house, songs that michael pemulis knows all the words to.
1. satellite // guster 2. the moon song // karen o 3. spaceman // the killers 4. i could die for you // rhcp 5. magic // coldplay 6. mr polite // the jungle giants 7. medicine // daughter 8. hero // family of the year 9. dont panic // coldplay 10. alien // thriving ivory 11. fly me to the moon // frank sinatra 12. sail // awolnation 13. outerspace mover // tom rosenthal 14. angels on the moon // thriving ivory 15. into the ocean // blue october 16. i know you care // ellie goulding