Pairing: Reggie Mantle x Reader, Implied Beronica , Hermione Lodge x Fred Andrews
Warnings: Maybe some cursing, implied smut.
Summary: Reader is best friends with Reggie Mantle but the truth is, she’s wanted to be more for a long time now. She’s seen him with countless girls throughout their friendship but none of them, unfortunately, have been her. So, when Reggie is finally single again, she sees her chance and takes it. Along with the help from her best friends Betty and Veronica, of course.
A/N; As always feedback is greatly appreciated and I hope you all enjoy! (Requests are closed for the time being).
You watched as Reggie played his football game, cheering him on louder than any of the others. Reggie was your best friend and you were always supportive of everything he did and vice versa. It had been that way since Kindergarten when the two of you first met. You were sure that day had been the best day of your life.
After the game you watched as Reggie took his helmet off and ran up to greet you on the bleachers, smiling his bright smile as he did so. “You did it!” You gleefully declared, laughing as he picked you up and spun you around once before setting you back down. “This is great.” He agreed, “Hey, you wanna come down to Pop’s with me and the guys to celebrate?” As much as you were tempted, you shook your head. “This is your night. Go out with the guys. I’m probably just going to hang out with B and V.” You shrugged before giving him another big hug. “I’m proud of you.” You whispered before pulling away and running down the bleachers.
That was your problem, every time you had a chance to tell him how you really felt, you chickened out. Besides, you were okay with the two of you being best friends. You didn’t want to ruin that because there was a chance you were hopelessly in love with him.
I am Team Fred Astaire, all the way, but this photograph of Ginger and Jimmy Stewart being directed by George Stevens on the set of Vivacious Lady is too beautiful to hide away. (Eat your heart out, Fred.)
Don’t you just hate rescues which could have been avoided? I think that was one of the things Thunderbirds always showed – characters who are greedy or impatient, or people in the world who cause problems almost deliberately.
I loved the instant irony. The episode is called ‘Clean Sweep’, yet in the first five minutes Scott delivers us this wonderful line:
“We better take Thunderbird One and Two with us. This could get messy.”
Bless Virgil too, we all know how much time he spends looking after that ship of his;
“And I just waxed the hull.”
Yes, that is purely typical life I believe. It probably happens quite often too, considering how many clues we are given to Virgil spending time with his ship or caring about its appearance and upkeep.
This turbine is just a nightmare, isn’t it? Don’t you just love this poor expression…
People do make International Rescue’s job so hard at times with “procedure”. John is definitely the most suited to that job though and Thunderbird Five: he’s so much calmer. Imagine any of the other brothers up there… I don’t think it would go so well. IR might even have a customer service/support complaint record!
Fred’s tablet and mobile… a first for Thunderbirds Are Go. We seem to be getting a few modern devices this series though. It’s an interesting move away from the vid-phone system TOS used. I like it though, I think holo-communications and holo-screens make a lot of sense in this universe. Also, it allows us to see more of the boys than the small screen.
I just found this little exchange entertaining;
“The good news is that our masks will keep us breathing.” “But, won’t the tank’s toxic gas seep in and eventually poison us both?” “Well, yes, but I wasn’t gonna’ put it like that!”
And… Lady Penelope is actually doing something towards her work for once which cannot be interrupted by International Rescue’s call. John seems as shocked as we all are.
It was an awkward conversation, to say the least. I think this came as a further shock, especially as Lady Penelope and Parker are often together and make up a really good double act;
“There’s always Parker.” “He’s not there with you?” “Oh no, Sherbet hates public speaking.”
And of course the reason for his absence would be the dog, it couldn’t be because he’d worked himself into a holiday. Come to think of it, I don’t believe Parker gets those.
But then, I think we’d be a bit lost if he took a holiday. I just love him (and of course the talented David Graham) for lines like these;
“Sorry, Mister John, someone hI’ve been left to look hafter, his making hit difficult to ‘ear you. hI need ha what? hA “skinny-bee”?” “A digi-key.” “hOh..! We’ll ‘ead to hOxy-Baker right haway.”
And of course these expressions: look at the dislike for dog-sitting;
John joined us on a rescue! Hoo-ray! It’s nice to see him out of Thunderbird Five every once in a while. As much as I loved all of this, I was sitting here thinking, “Hmm… where’s EOS?” But it was really nice to see this suit appear again. It’s been gone for a very long time after all. Is it just me, or does someone look like their trying to out-do Superman? I think it’s a very good and cool shot.
Poor International Rescue… why are things never simple? I love how frustrated our pilot became with the design of the turbine.
And trust Scott to get knocked off course once again;
Hello, Light-Fingered Fred, have we met before? A tribute to TOS ‘Vault of Death’ (S1E13).
It was nice to bring in another element of Parker’s character too, as I think that episode always gave us more insight. And really… who doesn’t love seeing a bit of Parker’s misspent youth? Other episodes, as a reminder ‘Unplugged’ (S1E6), ‘The Hexpert’ (S1E20), ‘City Under the Sea’ (S2E4) - I just love them personally. His “tricks” are just one of many things which make him our beloved, classic Parker.
Poor Parker getting thrown out though!
I did love Sherbet padding over with the key as I thought it was a really nice moment. It reminds me of my cat when he wants food.
I think these two have just found the way to be friends. They definitely make a good partnership.
John is braver than me. So’s Scott. (He’s really just showing off his surfing skills again).
I loved these moments;
And Parker finally called him Bertie! Friendship – or at least mutual liking – has been made! This was an awesome move by Virgil – though I have to say it’s a good thing nothing fell out despite none of it looking like it’s strapped down!
I don’t think Fred knows what immediately means…
“Get me Mrs Baker, immediately!” “Yes, I’ll hold.”
I actually worried when the key went flying into the air. Nicely saved tough.
These boys really are good at remote piloting. Thunderbird One has a nifty system too.
We’ve finally found something not even Thunderbird Two can lift. Uh-oh. I see Scott’s point as to why these things shouldn’t exist. It was a nice all-round episode though. I did miss Alan and Gordon too, but I think there was enough going on you didn’t notice it too much.
Of course, Light Fingered Fred hadn’t given up the game. As if there was ever any doubt.
You took in a deep breath and smoothed down the front of
your dress. “Alright, you can do this, (Y/L/N). You can do this.”
Satisfied with your appearance, you strapped on the pair of heels Hermione had bought and left to the Great
Draco stood at the left side of the stairs near the Great
Hall with Crabbe and Goyle. His date, Pansy Parkinson, dressed in a pale blue
halter dress and silver heels, clung onto his arm. “Is that bitch coming
down, Draco dearie?” She purred. “Or is she too scared to come down
and scare everyone with her monstrous looks?” It was no doubt that Pansy
hated you. Initially, Draco would have laughed at the remark, but he could not
find the usual disgust, so he remained silent and smirked for the show.
Hermione had already walked down, amazed everybody with her
appearance, and joined hands with Viktor Krum. The dance of the four champions
had started, and yet, no sign of you. “We should get going, Draco.”
Pansy seductively placed a hand on his arm. He tried his best not to be
repulsed by her touch, put on a winning smile, and escorted his date into the
The ball was in its full swing by the time you stepped into
the hall. Fred and George, who had been loitering around the entrance, stopped
you from going any further inside.
“What are you two doing?” You arched an eyebrow,
an amused expression on your face. “Escorting a beautiful girl- ”
Fred put out a hand. “ -to the Yule Ball.” George put out another
hand. Heartfelt laughter escaped your lips. “Won’t Angelina and Katie be
jealous?” The twins grinned at her cheekily. “The two of them are
dancing with some Durmstrangs. They won’t miss us.”
Playing along with their little skit, you dropped into a
curtsy. “Why, thank you, young gentlemen.” You placed both hands each
into their outstretched ones, and the twins, being at their most gentlemanly
behavior, escorted you in like a queen.
Draco took a break from dancing and sat on his table. Pansy,
great Merlin’s beard, was a horrible dancer. Not only has she stepped on his
feet, she almost tripped and fell. To say he was embarrassed was an
As he drank his pumpkin juice, his eyes scanned through the
hall, and stopped short when he say you being escorted by the Weasley twins.
You laughed at their attempts at being gentlemanly, and his heart skipped a beat.
An unknown feeling crept up, and it filled his heart with something he didn’t
understand, and before he knew it, he stood up and walked towards you.
From the corner of your eyes, you saw Draco make his way
towards you. “Hey, (Y/N).” Fred looked at you with concern. “If
you want us to, we will make him go away.” George nodded in agreement.
However, you smiled at them confidently. “No, I can take care of him. I
wouldn’t be a very good Slytherin if I couldn’t.” You winked at them.
The twins shared a look. “Alright, but if he does
something, we are including your brains for our next prank.” You laughed.
“Definitely.” The twins each grabbed a hand of yours and playfully
kissed your knuckles. “With that my lady,” Fred spoke in a mocking
British accent. “We shall take our leave.” George spoke with the same
accent. “We hope you enjoy the ball.” The twins spoke in unison, and
left you to their dates.
With Fred and George gone, you braced yourself when Draco
neared you. “Would you like to dance?” He put out a hand.