Prompt idea: emison watches a horror movie together and one gets all scared and jumpy while the other tries to calm them down throughout it
this was perfect for fetus emison i’m cryin :(( thank u! xx
“Ali, I told you my mum will be super angry if she knows what we’re doing” Emily reiterated what she had been telling Alison for the last half an hour as she sat at the foot of her bed, her hands in her lap and her back rigid, petrified that her mother was going to come home and catch them in the act.
“Sweetie, it’s just a movie” Ali giggled, sliding the disc into the DVD played and wrapping her silk dressing gown around herself as she joined Emily on the bed. “Em, come on. Don’t be a baby” Emily opened her mouth to protest, but at the pleading look in Alison’s eyes she just sighed and let herself try and relax. “Hit the lights” She demanded as Emily scrambled off the bed and turned the lights off, plunging the room into darkness, spare the low-lit TV screen that sat precariously on top of her chest of draws.
“Which one did you pick?” Emily asked, her throat constricting slightly at the delicate glow of Ali’s cheeks, her hair somehow even more flawless as it was tied up in a high pony-tail, waves of gold flowing down her back.
“Some clown thing. I stole it from Jason’s room” She teased, tapping the space next to her as an invitation for Emily to lie with her. “Come on. It’ll be fun! We’ve got popcorn” She shook the bag of butterscotch popcorn, knowing it was Emily’s favourite, and grinned smugly as Emily finally joined her.
“You won’t tell my mom?” Emily reassured herself.
“Of course not sweetie” Ali smiled sweetly “you ready?” Emily let herself go, deciding that being Ali tonight, the night before her 14th birthday, was more important than her mother’s disapproval. She settled down, and they let the movie run. She had never seen something so gruesome, blood and masks and children being stalked. It didn’t help that Ali could read her like a book, and spent most of the movie watching as her expression stayed completely still from fear.
“You’re so cute” Ali mused, her eyes fixed on Emily’s face.
“It’s scary!” Emily protested, clutching a pillow to her chest as her knuckles turned white from the force.
“It’s stupid” Ali grinned, taking Emily’s hand and pulling her closer “the blood is so fake. The acting is awful, and the storyline is predictable”
“Stop ruining it” Emily laughed, lifting her pillow up and hitting Ali with it so that she almost toppled off the bed. For a second she froze, and then grabbed her own pillow, whacking it onto Emily side. They paused, looked at each other, and smiled a little awkwardly.
“Why do you love these movies so much?” Emily asked Ali, her voice quiet with nerves, unable to shake the feeling that she was making it too personal. But in response, Ali just shrugged.
“I don’t know” She admitted “I guess it’s just nice to escape the horrors of real life” She didn’t really know what to respond to that. Instead of saying anything, she took the remote and resumed the film. “I thought you were scared?” Ali asked “we don’t have to watch it anymore if you don’t want to”
“I’ll watch it differently” Emily decided “we can laugh at it together” Ali smiled widely, her whole face practically beaming. She took Emily’s hand and they both lay back on the bed, their feet entwined at the end as they let their hands dive into the bowl of popcorn between them. Watching it Ali’s way was better, and by the end of the night she thought her tummy was going to fall out she had laughed so hard. As the end credits rolled around, Emily found herself drifting off to sleep.
“Em?” Ali whispered into the dark, Emily’s light breathing was the only sound in the room. She didn’t try again, she knew if Emily was awake she would’ve responded the first time. Instead, she slid herself into Emily’s arms, letting herself fall asleep under the gentle touch of her skin. Suffice it to say that Emily had quite the soft spot for horror movies after that night.