I see your friends
with benefits fics and raise you friends with kids.
A/N: So this started out as a list fic and then turned into 5,000 words. (Ao3)
consideration. Picture Holster as a coach for peewee hockey and there’s this
little girl, let’s call her Piper, and she’s super cute and her parents are
literally always late to pick her up from practice. Once Holster had to
call them and remind them to come pick her up cause practice had ended an hour
ago - and just, this girl is so awesome and loves hockey even though she kind
of sucks at it and she carries this little Dora the Explorer backpack with her
So whenever she’s
waiting for her parents to pick her up she’ll grab a book or toy or coloring
book out of her back pack and at first she’d just play quietly while
waiting, but then Holster tells the other coaches they can go on ahead (cause
they’re always anxious to leave once practice is done since it’s unpaid
volunteer work) and he starts talking to her. Eventually one day after practice
she just sort of climbs up into Holster’s lap while they’re waiting in the
lobby and gives him her book to read to her and his heart just? melts a little
And he legit always
comes home to Ransom - they’re roommates, again because Holster tried the whole
nine to five thing three states away from Ransom and he would rather be barely
making ends meet by working at the local hockey rink than making six figures if
it means he gets to spend every day with his best friend - but that’s a whole
other story. But anyway he is always talking about how smart Piper is and
what funny thing she did that day. Ransom even feels like he kind of knows her
because Holster talks about her so much.
One day when they have
a game on a day that Ransom has off from the hospital he surprises Holster by
showing up. He talks to the other parents in the stands and quickly figures out
which kid is Piper, because when they come out onto the ice Holster is
practically carrying her and it takes almost a full three minutes of coaxing
before she lets go of him and skates over to her spot on the ice.
Ransom thinks that’s
like the cutest thing ever. He asks the parents who are sitting near him
whose kid she is and all the parents are saying she isn’t theirs and
Ransom is confused before one of the moms sitting nearby asks who he’s talking
about again. He points to number three on the ice and the mom tells him that
Piper is in foster care and the parents – “are a steaming pile of shit.”
2 years. That’s how long you and Nate have been together. Lately, you feel like it was all a waste. Like it means nothing to him.
You guys have been arguing a lot more than usual. Being that you’re both stubborn as hell, neither of you have made an effort to at least talk to the other. You felt he was in the wrong because he never made an effort for you guys to move on with your lives. And he felt you were wrong for even pressuring him in the first place.
Tonight Skate was performing at some underground club. No matter what you two are going through, you were going to support him. You decided to get glammed up, just so he remembers that you do care and you want it all to work out.
After hours of getting ready, you, Sam, Stassie, John, Emily, and the Jacks drive over to the club.
“Damn y/n you look good. I guess Skate’s about to get some tonight?” Sammy says, before Stassie smacks his chest.
“Uh no. Your best friend is on nookie lockdown until he can get his shit together. All of this is just to tease him a little bit.”
You guys joke around a bit, until you get to the venue. Walking into the club, the vibe was different. Of course there was still weed and liquor, but everyone was just super chill.
Everyone went to the booth, while you walked around looking for Skate. You guys always had a pre-show ritual, where you would hype him up and make sure he was ready.
You keep walking until you see a long hallway leading to a bunch of rooms. You walk down the hallway and see a door cracked open. You look inside and see Skate, which made you smile a little. But, opening the door a little more, you could see that he had some female company. She was pretty, but not pretty enough to have her hands all over your man. She was leaned over whispering in his ear all flirty. At this point, you weren’t even mad. Since you are the queen of petty, you decide to get even.
When you walk out, you automatically see a cute guy at the bar. You make sure your cleveage is just right, before you head over to him.
“Hi is this spot taken?” ,you say with a little flirtatiousness.
“For a sexy woman like yourself, hell no.”
You talk to the guy and find out his name is Jayden. You flirt with him more and more. Then, drinks start flowing. You didn’t know what this feeling was of talking to him, but you liked it.
You continue to talk to Jayden, until you spot Skate. You decide to get even more petty, by leaning over and whispering in Jayden’s ear.
Next thing you know, Skate rushes over to you and grabs you by your arm and drags you out of the club.
“Head ass what the fuck are you doing?!” Skate yells at you.
“I’m just doing what you’re doing baby. Since you wanna act like you’re single, then I am too.”
“Yo you hoesntly need to stop being so fucking petty. Like grow the fuck up!”
“And maybe you shouldn’t treat somebody, who’s been there for you through everything ,like trash.”
You didn’t notice it, but tears of anger and pain being to run down your face.
You turn to walk away from Skate, but he pulls you into his chest.
“Ma why are you crying?” He asked holding you close.
“Because I want us to work, and it feels like we won’t.”, you finally admit.
This was something that had been bothering you for a while, but you never wanted to admit it to yourself or Skate.
He lifts your head up and kisses you deeply. This was the first time is 3 weeks that you actually enjoyed his touch and his presence.
“We will baby. I promise. I’ll do anything I can to keep you in my life. You’re my baby girl and you’ll always be mine. I love you wifey.”, he says rubbing his nose in your neck.
“Yeah yeah. I love you too ugly.” , you say kissing his cheek.
“And let me say damn baby, you look good as fuck. Have my kids?”
“You’re funny. Go get ready for your damn show, and you better kill.”
“I will just for you babygirl.”, he says kissing you lightly.
At that moment, you knew that everything with you and Skate would be fine. Couples have their ups and downs, but it’s all about how they come back from it.
From photographer Garric Ray: “The spot Dan is skating is at an auto body shop on the outskirts of Portland. Dan had already filmed this Kickflip a few days prior, but I was out of town when he first skated the spot. So, I meet up with Dan a few days later and when I meet up with him, the auto body shop was open for business and unfortunately, this bump over fence was right in front of one of the employee’s office. Being that the fence was pretty much made entirely of glass, we got the boot pretty quick and got plenty of strange looks. But Martin Reigel and Dan starting talking to the employee and starting offering her some HUF shoes and some socks in exchange for us skating the spot. At first, she thought we were all lying, but once she pulled up the HUF website on her computer and saw Dan’s picture on the team page, she went from frustrated to excited in a matter of seconds. It was pretty funny to see the change of attitude with the promise of free product, I remember her being pretty stoked on the weed socks too. Dan skated this spot for about 15-20 mins (all while running late for a flight back to the Bay Area) right after Dan rolled away from the Kickflip- he had an Uber arrive at the spot and take him to the airport- a flight that I believe he missed due to the lovely traffic we’ve been having in Portland lately.”