you love like you’re setting yourself on fire
no hesitance
no patience
just a tongue of flame and you’re up like tinder
icarus reaching too high and too far
and he’s always been apollo
the chariot of the sun
the source of all art and light and beauty
healing in his hands

you love like you’re setting yourself on fire
but you aren’t fireproof
you’ve never been
although you pretend like the flames don’t hurt you
like you can’t feel the heat scoring your skin
you pretend
you pretend
you pretend
because it’s better than freezing solid

you love like you’re setting yourself on fire
because he’s always been apollo
but even apollo’s light falters
even he stumbles
and you’ll burn yourself to cinders
just to keep him warm
just to keep him safe
just to keep him

you love like you’re setting yourself on fire
and you hope
in the end
he keeps your ashes close

—  on wax wings and mount olympus and want beyond your means

Chapters: 20/?
Fandom: teen wolf (tv)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Major Character Death
Relationships: Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Scott McCall, Stiles Stilinski, Talia Hale, Gerard Argent, Alan Deaton, Erica Reyes, Allison Argent, Liam Dunbar, Peter Hale, Derek Hale
Additional Tags: slow burn, marvel crossover, stucky au, this one is gonna take a while, multiple background relationships - freeform


Having previously been instrumental in the defeat of the facist Argent arm of the Nazi party, Captain Scott McCall, otherwise known as Captain America, has recently reawoken to discover he has been asleep for the last seventy years and the world is nothing as he once knew it. With the fall of his best friend and confident still fresh in his mind, Scott must now find a way to operate in this new world and continue to fight for justice and to protect the ‘little guy’ has he once promised Stiles he would do, long ago.

A Sciles-as-Stucky crossover, loosely following the Captain America and Avenger movie timelines.