I love the cliche stuff
Hearts and glitter
I do this by myself
I don’t want you to do this for me
I want you to remember what I told you in the summer of 2013
And do that no matter how silly and absurd it may seem
Because that’s what will mean the most to me.
Imagine Steven Rogers helping a teammate - Tony or Natasha please? With a bad mental health day
Nikki’s polyvengers AU (follow the tag for more)
Tony is sitting in his bed when Steve comes out of a shower. That, in itself, is a little strange, but Steve doesn’t question it.
No, he’s too focused on the prominent bags under Tony’s eyes, the droop of his cheeks, the slight sway of his body even though he’s sitting.
Steve crouches in front of Tony, rubbing his arms gently. “What can I do?”
Tony sighs and his entire body deflates into Steve. “Pepper’s been at a conference for four days,” he mumbles into Steve’s shoulder. “I…can’t…I can’t…sleep. My brain won’t…”
“Do you want me to lie down with you, Tony?” Steve whispers, rubbing Tony’s back soothingly. “Some cuddle time? I’ll wake you if you have nightmares. I’ll stay.”
Tony whines lightly and nods.
“Alright, Tony. I’m gonna get some clothes and we’ll get you some sleep, yeah? Stay right there.” Steve presses a kiss on Tony’s forehead and quickly puts on the pair of sweats and a shirt he grabs from his closet. He goes back to bed and pulls the sheets to a side before lifting and depositing Tony underneath the sheets.
Tony curls into Steve’s ribs as he fusses with the blankets and sticks his leg over Steve’s when he wraps his arms around Tony.
Tony’s breath evens out after a while. Steve only pulls him closer.
“I thought women weren’t supposed to get their periods when they were pregnant,” Harry whispered into Sam’s ear as they sat around the dining table, noting the blood stain on the back of your light wash jeans as you stood peeling carrots with Paddy at the kitchen counter, your backs turned towards them. Sam shook his head, leaning away from Harry and towards his mother. He nudged her with his elbow, disrupting her conversation with his father.
“Mum, she’s bleeding,” Sam said quietly, nodding his head in your direction. Her eyes widened as she acknowledged the bleeding and stood up quickly, the wooden chair scraping along the kitchen tiles, waking Tessa from her nap on the floor. She shrugged her cardigan off as she came up behind you and wrapped it around your waist. “Sweetheart,” she whispered calmly in your ear. “Come upstairs, love.” You dropped the half-peeled carrot onto the chopping board, Sam standing up to take over the task as Nikki took you into her bedroom, still confused as to why you now had her cardigan around you, the knot she tied resting just below your swollen belly. “Honey, you’re bleeding, did you know you were bleeding?” She asked. The panic in your eyes told her you didn’t. “Don’t panic, love, don’t panic.” She sat you down on her bed as she fumbled in her drawers for some spare trousers for you to wear. “Put these on sweetheart, I’ve got sanitary towels in the cupboard under the sink, okay?” You nodded. “Are you feeling any pain, sweetie?” She asked. Her voice was gentle, reassuring you with her soothing tone, like your own mother’s had sounded when you were a child.
Ever since Tom had brought you home all those years ago, Nikki had warmed to you immediately, treating you as her own daughter, finally having some female company. You were grateful, since your own mother had passed away years before you’d met Tom. She filled a mother shaped space in your life, and even though she could never compare to your own sweet mother, Nikki was the next best thing.
“No, no,” you half stuttered. “I didn’t even know I was bleeding.” Your voice was shaky and your throat was dry. You could almost hear your heart pounding through your chest. “Alright, listen,” she sat down next to you. “I’m going to drive you to the hospital okay? I’m sure it’s going to be nothing, some women bleed sometimes during pregnancy but we’ll just get you checked out okay. You haven’t had a bleed before since you found out you were pregnant?” You shook your head, biting down on your lip to try and stop the tears. Nikki smiled at you, some sadness in her eyes, as she pulled you into a hug. “It’s alright.” “You should phone Tom,” you said, your voice coming out as a whisper. “I will do, poppet. Go and get changed, I’ll try and get hold of him.”
Request from @confusedascas : Can you write a fic about tom having a daughter who’s 11-12 and she’s upset about him being gone all the time for filming and one day she cries and he comes home and surprises her and he apologizes and cuddles please!!
Warnings: Swearing,Sadness,Cute Tom Dad
Word Count: 1,700+
A/N: Sorry it took me so long to get to this, had other imagines to finish and my migraines have been killing me to the point where it hurts to look at anything bright :,( Sorry love xx
[Reader’s POV] (NOV 18th)
“Shae love you can’t get mad at him..” you sigh following your upset daughter. She’s been in an awful mood since her father called while we were in the car.
Tom has been gone for five months and called today saying he would be gone for another month. Shae was devastated and swore in the car. Tom got after her and she yelled back “You’re barely here, are you even my dad anymore?” which made Tom become silent then hang up. Shae doesn’t know how hard of a toll it takes on Tom not being able to come home.
Her birthday is in three days and all she wanted was Tom to come home like he promised. My lovely daughter is a Scorpio and takes promises very seriously. Tom tried apologizing but she told him to “fuck off.” Hence why tension rose in the Holland household.
“Shae Leanne Holland come here right now” you shout as she runs up the stairs to her room.
“No! He promised he would be back by my birthday.. I’m not coming out of my room!” her voice fills the air with the door slamming right after.
Letting out a defeated sigh you run your fingers through your hair. You hear feet coming down the stairs catching your attention. It was you seven year old son Zander and Tessa. His glasses falling down the bridge of his nose making him push it back up. Tessa walks over to you giving your hand a lick.
“Hi Tessa bear, how are you darling..” you give her head a rub as she licks your leg.
“Mumma, is Shae going to stay in her room forever?” he asks tilting his head to the side pulling the book he had to his chest.
“I don’t know Zander… She’s just really upset daddy isn’t coming home like he said” you explain pulling your sweater sleeves down as a chill runs through your body.
“Daddy can’t control it though..She’s a drama queen sometimes” Zander rolls his eyes at the situation. Sometimes you wonder if he really is seven.
“Do you want to help me make dinner love?” you ask Zander while walking towards the kitchen. Him and Tessa following right behind you.
“Yes Mumma, as long as I get to read the instructions!” He smiles setting down his book on the dining room table. His excitement making you laugh from the cuteness.
“Yes you can read the instructions my little genius”
“Tom, you need to calm down baby”
“She’s just a little ma- I know she swore at you.. maybe if you didn’t swear so muc- I know I do too but you’re worse” Mumma’s laughter fills the air as she talks to Daddy on the phone.
She was talking to Daddy in the living room on the couch. We ate dinner a while ago together while Shae stayed in her room. Mumma tried convincing her but she’s so stubborn. With all of our attempts shut down she stayed in her room.
Walking over to the cabinet I open it up. Finding my hidden sweets box I pull it out quietly. Making sure mumma was still talking I sneak some sweets into my pockets. Putting it back I hide it behind some of dad’s snacks.
Sneaking out of the kitchen I walk quickly towards the stairs. Tessa spots me from her bed and gets up. She follows me sticking her nose to my pockets making me panic. Running up the stairs with her chasing me quickly.
Dammit I have little legs!
Heading down the hallway I end up in front of Shae’s room that was across from mine. Knocking on the door I wait for her to open it. Tessa sits next to me as I wait for her to open it up. Knocking on the door again I heard her groan.
“What do you want? I’m not coming out mom!” Shae’s voice comes through the door.
“It’s me, Zander and Tessa” I say with a smile on my face pushing my glasses back up. The door opens to reveal my sister with a red nose and puffed cheeks.
“What’s up Zander,do you need another book?” she asks eyeing the one she leant me. I held the book to my chest shaking my head no.
“I brought you some chocolate.. you didn’t eat dinner so I thought I would bring you something sweet to pick you up…” I say pulling out the sweets from my pocket. I picked her favorite kinds out of my stash so she could be happy.
A smile forms on Shae’s mouth as she eyes the chocolate. Placing the sweets in her hand she puts them in the pouch of her jumper. Her arms engulf me into a hug, my arms holding her tight. I didn’t like seeing Shae sad..
“Thank you Zander.. Now go and try to finish that book” She pulls back giving me a smile. Nodding I walk across opening my door to walk in. Tessa comes in shortly after I open it.
“I know those are your favorites so enjoy sis” I smile closing the door to my room. Glad I could bring a smile to her face while she’s sad.
[Reader’s POV] (NOV 19th)
“Shae you have to come down to eat.. you can’t starve yourself forever.. I’m leaving this plate of food outside your door,better get it before Tessa does cause then you won’t have anything till lunch” you groan glaring at the wood door that was separating you from your angry pre-teen.
She would get tired of being in her room at some point. We didn’t put a tv in her room, and she doesn’t have a cellphone. She has two bookshelf on either side of her bed. At some point she will get tired of reading..
Setting the tray of food down on the ground outside her door. Shae’s door opens enough for her to grab the tray and slide it in. The door quickly closing right after. Sighing you walk off towards your bedroom. Frustration, anger, sadness all hit you at once as your body flops onto the bed.
“God dammit Tom.. this is getting harder and harder each day you’re gone” tears slip down your cheeks staining the pillow under your head. Grabbing my phone out of my pocket I dial Tom’s phone number. Pressing the phone to my ear I wait for him to answer.
“Ello darling, how are you?” Tom’s voice making you smile instantly.
“I miss you so much.. I’m feeling so overwhelmed with Shae, I think I might go insane” tears start to form in your eyes again. You thought you had this parenting thing down but it wasn’t easy.
“Please love don’t cry, I wish I could hold you right now.. Everything is going to be okay want to know why? Its because you’re my beautiful wife and a wonderful mother”
“It’s so hard without you here.. I wish you were coming home like you were supposed to now I can’t see your handsome face” you laugh slightly trying not to put a damper on the mood of the conversation.
“I’ll be home sooner than you know it, I know it’s hard baby but the Holland family will get through it like we always do”
“I love you babe, I heard something downstairs in the kitchen I gotta go” Getting off the bed you wipe your tears away with the sleeve of Tom’s pullover.
“I love you more darling, talk to you soon.. keep that smile on your beautiful face for me please” you knew he was smiling at this point.
“Will do, bye baby” pressing end I stick my phone in the pocket of my jeans.
“What time are you going to be home darling?” Tom asks as you pull out of the parking lot.
“Well Zander is currently with Paddy and I’ll be home in a few minutes, Shae is still in her room..” you explain turning the blinker on to make a right turn.
“Why is Zander with Paddy? Excuse me sir, thank you” you could hear shuffling in the background and voices.
“He is currently teaching Paddy on something he learned from a book recently.. What are you doing babe?” you ask listening to the background sound from his end of the line.
“N-nothing love, but I gotta go.. I love you so much”
“I love you more, goodbye” you smile ending the line by clicking the button on your steering wheel.
[Reader’s POV] (NOV 20th Shae’s birthday)
“Happy Birthday Shaeeee… Happy Birthday to youuuu!” Flashes go off from Nikki’s camera as Shae blows out her candles.
“Alright everyone who wants cake?” I ask holding up the cake knife.
“Me!” Sam and Harry say simultaneously then looking at each other with a smile.
“C’mon little dove, I know he would have wanted to be here” you set down the knife on the table. Seeing your daughters tears spill down her cheeks breaks your heart. Pulling her into a hug she cries into the crook of your neck. Dom takes over cutting her cake and passing out pieces.
“I just miss him so much mumma” she whimpers making another crack in your heart happen. She hasn’t called you that since she was little.
“Sorry I’m late everyone, did I miss cake?” a familiar voice fills the air. Looking over to see Tom in a black jumper, jeans, a beanie on and a suitcase beside him.
“D-Daddy?” Shae gasps looking over at him, her curls falling down her back. Her eyes opened in shock as she looked at her father standing in the doorway.
“Do you think I would miss my daughter’s thirteenth birthday?” Tom’s smile could have lit up the room,he looked so happy to be home. Shae gets up from her chair taking off and jumping into her father’s arms. The moment so pure and sweet, thankfully Nikki captured the moment.
“Happy Birthday Shae” Tom says giving her head a kiss.
“My wish came true” she cries into his chest as he ran his fingers through her curls. He swayed them side hugging her tightly. Tears were falling from your eyes watching the two of them. You were still in shock because he didn’t even fucking tell you he was coming home… Handsome bastard.
A/N: How did everyone like Zander, he’s so damn adorable :,)