…there was a massive armoire in the corner, both doors flung open-Alec’s clothes, practical and a little shabby, hanging on one side, and Jace’s, crisp in blacks and grays, on the other. Their gear was neatly folded along the bottom….There was something about Alec and Jace’s sharing a room that she found endearing. She wondered if they kept each other up at night talking…
FIRST KISS! FIDDAUTHOR COLLEGE! By the I love your work and I wish you good luck.
Characters: Stanford Pines and Fiddleford McGucket Word Count: 424
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Fiddleford sat at the tiny desk in their shared room just staring at his roommate across the room. He was getting tired of beating around the bush.
He was falling for Stanford Pines, the man from Jersey, and the person he could talk about his engineering and he’d understand. That really took the cake.
Fidds was friendly with everyone (or could be if they let him) but he never got a connection as strong as Ford’s was when they met. It clicked.
He knew Ford felt it too but that man wouldn’t know romance if it knocked him on his ass. Didn’t look like Jersey man had many friends before college, not that he was making many friends now. They only met because they were rooming together Ford’s first year and they stuck together since then. Ford was a great guy but he had an mindset that not everyone is for and unfortunately, his six-fingers pushed people away if they looked too hard.
That always got to Ford and Fidds just couldn’t understand why people would be like that toward something as interesting as Ford having full range motion with the sixth.
The man had some nice hands.
Nope, Fiddleford Hadron McGucket was tired of just staring so he pushed himself up and walked over to the other man sitting at on his bed. He was flipping through some magazine but Fidds just grabbed it from him with a ‘hey!’ in protest.
He placed his hands on the man’s cheeks while Ford looked up at him confusingly.
“Anything…wrong?” Ford asked but he didn’t try to move from the grip or even seem too uncomfortable about his roommate suddenly grabbing him. Fidds knows for a fact that Ford gets a jumpy when someone so much as pats his shoulder.
Fidds took the chance and kissed him. Tugging him closer to make sure he had full range, but he kept it simple. For Ford’s sake. He kept his hands on the man’s cheeks when he released him.
Fidds chuckled at Ford’s statement but it did feel nice. He didn’t expect Ford’s lips to be soft as they were. Fidds barely saw the man take any care of himself but he was soft. Probably still has his baby fat on him. He brushed his thumbs on the other man’s cheeks. “Haven’t kissed too many people have ya?”
If Ford could, he turned even more red.
“Aw, was I ya first? Adorable.”
“That’s so cute.” Fidds kissed him again before Ford could say anything bac
It’s been 6 months and 4 days since the babies left and it still hits me as physical pain at random times. Sometimes I catch myself thinking things like – “when the babies get back and Batman has to share a room with Flash”; or “when Sunshine and Flash start kindergarten…”
They are not coming back, their adoption by Relative is scheduled and I’m more than happy for them. I want that to work for their whole lives. But it’s also terrifying to think about the ways the deck is stacked against them…they just deserve the best and I want that for them.
Would sisters like the Bennets be expected to share bedrooms or would each girl have her own? In the 95 P&P they appear to each have their own but in the 05 P&P Jane and Lizzie shared a room with the other three assumedly also sharing despite each Longbourn being roughly the same size.
I think it could really go either way. In the 1995 P&P it appears that Lydia and Kitty may share a room, so it may be that at least some of the five sisters must share a room between them, so those who get along best may do so. (Lizzie & Jane, or Lydia & Kitty.) It’s not made explicit, but sharing a room wouldn’t have been uncommon, and even Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra shared a bedroom for the whole of their lives together, as they were very close. Evidently they preferred this, even when they had the option of each having a room of their own.
As to the sisters Bennet, it’s not really made explicit who shares with who, but for a house of Longbourn’s size and the affectionate bonds between some of the sisters (and the need for there to be a spare room for a guest, as well,) I can see there likely being some room-sharing going on. And when guests come to stay it may be that the sisters temporarily share rooms where they normally would not. Longbourn seems a comfortable home, but the Bennets are not without their necessary domestic economies, so I would be a little surprised if each parent and every one of the daughters had their own bedroom. If indeed seven separate family bedrooms could be squeezed out of the dimensions of the house, some would likely be very small indeed.
These are some notes I had on my phone in no particular order
Most of the drivers can operate their engines solo but sometimes Topham will schedule things for someone has little to no jobs so they can pair up and help someone else
The drivers know the history of their engine and the railway for tours and passengers’ questions. This is a heritage railway after all
Ryan’s room was used for storage before he arrived and he had to share a room with Thomas (Percy was somewhere else). When Thomas came to his room the first night Ryan was staying there, Ryan awkwardly invited him in saying there’s plenty of room. Thomas said to him, “I’ll just go sleep on the sofa…….by myself.” The scene where they’re sitting looking at the sky and have their first kiss is the same except they’re on the porch or by the window or something
Duke and Stephen. They’re disabled old men, Duke with a cane and Stephen with a wheelchair. They only need these things sometimes though. Stephen’s iconic line “I’m going as fast as I can” happened when he was wheeling himself down a narrow hallway or walkway or smth, and Gordon just pushes him
pidge, shiro, lance, hunk, and keith all in a happy, healthy, consensual relationship with one another where none of them feels less or more significant. they all love and value each other equally, no one is more favoured than anyone else.
they all share one room now. they moved into a suite on the castleship because it has a bed big enough for all of them to snuggle in
everyone fights for a spot next to hunk at night because he is absolutely the king at snuggling
shiro is surprisingly petty during these scuffles. dudes got sharp elbows
pidge is too smart to take part in the fighting - while the others are squabbling, she curls right up under hunk’s arm and they watch together
hunk doesn’t stop it because it makes him feel loved
shiro still suffers from ptsd on a very severe level and wakes frequently from his sleep with night terrors
he used to dread that - waking up and trying to calm himself down, but he could never really go back to sleep
now it’s better. the night terrors still happen with as much frequency, but by the time he wakes up he’s aware that he couldn’t be more safe
he’s sleeping surrounded by four paladins of voltron
one of them could enslave the entire universe with just her laptop
one can bench press him for six solid hours and never get tired
one is capable of cutting through an entire squad with one hand tied behind his back
and one could plan all of those events in his sleep, and shoot a fly from across a football field with his eyes shut
and each time it happens, all four of them wake up and crowd in close to him and snuggle him all over. they press kisses against every inch of him and they hold his hands
lance will sing sometimes
after the first few weeks of initial awkwardness abt their relationship, they all become surprisingly touchy feely with each other
The boys eventually went back to the dorm once they realized that Taehyung probably wasn’t coming back. Namjoon filled everyone in on what went down, expecting Taehyung to probably come find you.
What no one was expecting though was the slump they found Taehyung in just an hour after the whole ordeal at your apartment. Initially, when they found the entire apartment dark, they figured that he was back at your place, finally having things figured out and just hanging out. But when Yoongi opened the door to his shared room with Taehyung, he found Taehyung curled up into a ball on his bed, tears flowing down his face void of any expression.
The boys tried to console him, putting the pieces together of what probably went down. It didn’t take a genius to see that things had gone from bad to worse. All Taehyung could say was “She won’t forgive me” over and over again.
Eventually, the boys left the room, deciding to give him some space. Well, most of the boys. Jimin stayed back and closed the door after the other five boys left.
“How could you do that?” he asked after a little bit, sitting down on the bed across from Taehyung’s. “How could you have believed manager hyung?” Jimin asked, his voice getting slightly louder.
Taehyung couldn’t answer. He didn’t know why he believed his manager instead of you. “Is it because you know hyung longer than Y/N?” he asked again, but still no answer.
“Dammit Taehyung answer me. Don’t you know how much pain you’ve put her through? You don’t get to sit here and cry about it now” Jimin said angrily.
“I DID TRY” Taehyung finally said back, startling Jimin a little. “I did try. I went to her apartment. But…But she won’t forgive me. Why should she? Jimin, she’s fucking moving because of this. I…I’ve lost her” Taehyung said, a fresh batch of tears falling from his eyes.
“W-what? She’s moving? But…but she’s friends with all of us. She..she wouldn’t leave all of us” Jimin said as if it was a fact.
“She probably thinks that you all feel the same way I did. That you won’t believe her” Taehyung said,
“But we would believe her. I would believe her..she can’t just leave like that. Tae…listen Taehyung…you have to fix this. Y/N is someone who has become precious to all seven of us and is not someone we should let go so easily. She’s especially special to you. We all know how you feel about her. And god we all know how she feels…well felt…about you. You have got to fix this.” Jimin said, placing a hand on Taehyung’s shoulder.
“You mean, she felt the same way about me?” Taehyung asked slowly.
“God you both are so blind. Yes, of course she felt the same way you idiot” Jimin said while laughing. “Look, she obviously cares a lot about us, you especially. I’m sure she’ll come around eventually, but you can’t just give up already because if you do, you really might lose her forever Tae. For now, we’re going to have to convince her to not move. After that, I’ll help you figure things out with Y/N. We’ll all help. I want you both to be happy.” Jimin said, finally standing up.
“Thanks…Jimin” Taehyung said as he wiped his tears away. Jimin was right, if he was going to get you back, he had to keep trying. Giving up after this one time wasn’t going to do anyone any good.
Jimin and Taehyung had rounded up all the boys to help them. And within a few minutes, the boys had come up with a way to at least stop you from moving…or at least to put it off.
Taehyung remembered that you were expecting someone at the door, and he thought it might have been the rumors. So, he sends out Jungkook waiting outside their door. And as expected, the movers come up pretty soon. Jungkook managed to stop them and send them back, telling the movers that they were no longer needed.
You stood inside your apartment with your eyes still red from crying before. After finally getting back to your feet, you realized that the movers were getting quite late. You call them, only to find out that they thought you canceled. They were quite pissed as they had come all the way, so they refused to schedule you in for another appointment.
“Great, just great,” you thought. It had taken you a while to find a trustworthy company to help you move, but now it seemed like you would have to try harder. As you fumbled browsed on your phone to find a new company, you heard the doorbell ring. You anxiously walk to the door, half expecting Taehyung again. But to your surprise, you find Yoongi.
You open the door, nervous about what he had to say. “Hey Y/N…mind if I come in?” he asks with a small smile.
You let him in and he stands just past the door, taking in the view in front of him. Everything was thrown about or in a cardboard box.
“Ah, so you’re really leaving us huh?” he asked.
“Yeah…I think it’s…it’s for the best oppa” you say back.
“Y/N, you don’t have to leave. We know what happened” Yoongi says, turning back to look at you. “We know what happened, and I’m sorry that things turned out the way they did. But…but you shouldn’t leave because of that! We’ve all grown fond of you…too fond maybe. And you leaving would really make us all upset….especially Taehyung” he said carefully.
“Look, I’m not here to tell you to forgive him…although that would be nice….” he said, trailing off. “But at least, don’t punish us all by leaving ok? We’d really miss you, squirt” he said, running his hands through his hair. He always did that when he was embarrassed, you noted months ago.
“Oppa…I don’t know if things will ever be the same with Taehyung again. I don’t want to leave you all either, but….I don’t know oppa” you say, crying again.
Yoongi was flustered, not knowing what to do since you were crying. “Y/N…I know that he should have believed you. But think about it from his shoes ok? What if someone told you that the boy that you’ve fallen in love with was just with you because of money?” he said. You never thought of that. Love? You stared at Yoongi in confusion.
“Y/N he pushed you away and believed our manager because he had so much to lose if he was right. Squirt, that boy is so foolishly in love with you that he pushed you away in pure fear. He hurt you before you had the chance to hurt him. And I’m not saying that what he did was right, but I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t know if I would have done anything differently if I was in his position. It’s easy for me and the rest of the guys to believe you because we’re friends. We’d believe you in a heartbeat. But for Taehyung, you’re so much more. He didn’t want to be hurt like that again.” Yoongi finished.
“A-Again?” you ask slowly.
“We’ve had lots of people approach us for the fame and fortune Y/N. It happens more than we care to admit. I guess that’s why it was so easy for Tae to believe it. But we’ve all been jaded because things like this have actually happened in the past. But I’d like to think that me and the rest of the guys have built our trust with you ever since we moved in. We’re glad we met you Y/N…so don’t move.” Yoongi said.
“Oppa…” you said, not knowing what to say.
“Look, take your time. I just wanted to say this and give you something to think about. Forgive him, don’t forgive him….it’s all your choice…bu–” he started but you cut him off.
“I…I think I forgive him” you said, quietly. Yoongi’s words really got through to you. He was right, you never stopped to think about it from his position. And it hurt your heart knowing that the boys had been hurt in the past due to people getting close to them with alternative motives.
“Wait…seriously?” Yoongi asked, surprised.
“Yeah…why, were you expecting me to put up more of a fight?” You said, giggling.
“Well…kinda, but like…the guys are all sitting in our room trying to figure out ways for Taehyung to get you back…I guess I should just send Tae over then?” Yoongi said as he walked back to the door.
“Wait! Uh…how about you not tell them that I have forgiven him already. I kinda want to see what he does” you say with a smile on your face.
“uh, that’s kinda cruel don’t you think?” Yoongi said while laughing.
“Hey! I think I deserve that much, don’t you think oppa!” you say frowning.
“Ok ok. Fine, your secret is safe with me I guess” Yoongi said. “I’m glad you’re staying squirt..” he said, opening the door.
“Me too oppa. Thanks for talking to me oppa, otherwise I don’t know what would have happened. And remember, don’t tell the rest of the guys!” you said as he heads out.
“Yeah yeah, just don’t give him too hard of a time,” he says as he walks to his own door.
The following days were spent with Taehyung constantly showing up at your door or at work with your favorite things. “I need you to know that I never been more sorry and that I won’t stop until you take me back as your friend Y/N” he would say frequently.
It was getting harder and harder to keep a straight face because you wanted nothing more than to just run into his arms and tell him that everything was ok. But you wanted to keep your fun going a bit longer. And it seemed like Yoongi was enjoying it too.
At the end of the week, you walked to your door only to find Taehyung standing outside with a bouquet of your favorite flowers.
“Y/N!” he said excitedly as he saw you. You loved how his eyes lit up when he saw you. And before you could catch yourself, you smiled at him. “YOU SMILED. AT ME!” he jumped.
“Uh..what are you doing here Tae,” you asked.
“AND YOU CALLED ME TAE AGAIN!” he said, jumping even more. Dammit, you were slipping too much. “At this rate, you might just forgive me within the year,” he said, winking at you while giving you his infamous box smile. You felt your heart melt, and if there was even an ounce of hurt and anger left, it was certainly all gone now.
“For you….your favorites,” he said, handing you the bouquet of lilies. You took them in and took the scent of your favorite flowers. And as soon as your eyes went to meet his, you were pulled into a hug. You were stunned by the sudden contact, but you didn’t resist it. You missed his familiar scent and strong hold on you, too much to push him away.
“Please, don’t be so hard no me Y/N. I need you to know how much I care about you. I…I love you so much. And not just as a friend, but something more. And according to someone who’s name rhymes with Vimin, you felt the same way about me.” he said and you could feel yourself blush and heart race. Dang it Jimin.
“So…please take me back. I need you in my life Y/N, ever since I met you. I don’t want to waste any more time without you. I’ll spend the rest of our time together trying to make you forgive me, but please just let me know that there’s a chance for that. That I still have some space in your heart” Tae said, still holding you tightly. You could feel his increased heart race.
But you couldn’t hold it in anymore and you let yourself giggle into his arms. He pulls away from you, slightly shocked. “What…was that too cheesy?” he asks as a slight blush appears on his cheeks.
“Just…just a little,” you say, still giggling. You take a moment to stop smiling and finally staring into his warm eyes. You walk closer him, missing his warmth that enveloped you just moments before. You hold onto the sleeves of his shirt, something you’ve always done when you wanted to be close to him. “But Tae…there is that chance,” you say as you smile warmly at him. “I actually…I actually forgave you that first day, after Yoongi oppa came and talked to me…” you say, finally revealing your little secret.
“…what,” Taehyung said, utterly shocked. “You mean to tell me that you forgave me over a week ago, and I’ve been here sulking all week because I thought you would never forgive me! Y/N!” he whined, putting his hands on your waist as if it was the most natural thing.
“Hey! Yoongi oppa knew too! I’m surprised he didn’t tell you sooner, I was wondering when he was going to break” you said as you began giggling again.
“Wah, I guess I deserve that,” Taehyung said, smiling again.
“What else did you have planned out though? I don’t know how much longer I could have pretended to be angry” you ask curiously.
“I don’t even remember Y/n. Me and the boys planned so many things, I think I could write a book– ‘How to get your girlfriend to forgive you’ by Kim Taehyung” he said, laughing at his own words.
“Girl…girlfriend?” you asked, lifting up an eyebrow.
“Do I even have to tell you how I feel for you? I said earlier, didn’t I? I love you so much, sweet girl. And I’m pretty sure you like me too. So I really want to see where this relationship goes Y/N if you would give me the chance” he said, looking into your eyes lovingly.
You could only lose yourself in his eyes. You had to give it to yourself though, for holding out the entire week without running back to Taehyung. “Of course,” you said, smiling back.
And within the next second, Tae placed his warm lips on yours. The kiss was everything you always dreamed it would be with him. Warm, sweet, and loving.
“EWW GET A ROOM!” you heard Jungkook call. Surprised, you both turn to see all 6 boys standing by their door, watching you both.
“Yah Jungkook-ah! You shouldn’t have interrupted them!” Jin scolded.
“Oops,” Jungkook says, laughing. You giggle, still holding onto Taehyung.
You felt Taehyung slowly pull away from you. “Yoongi hyung… I think you and I need to have a talk” Taehyung says with a fake smile on his face.
“Run hyung!” said Hoseok.
“Oh shit,” Yoongi says as he runs back into this apartment with Taehyung chasing him. You couldn’t help but smile at the scene in front of you and your heart swelled with happiness. You were complete again.
A/N: Ok.. so this is the last part!! Thank you all so much for reading this and for all the support for this series. It has been absolutely great to see the response for this. I’ll be writing an epilogue for this sometime soon, so keep an eye out for it. But please let me know what you all thought of this series overall. Would you like to see future projects?