She’s drunk off her ass and she’s attempting to dance, because three-drink-Katie, loves to dance. She’s been swaying to the beat of country songs, that are playing from some car in the parking lot, with Richie for thirty minutes, when he finally convinces her to take a break.
He makes her sit down on car’s bummer. “You need some water.” Richie hands her the bottle and she takes a long drink. He wipes off the makeup, that she somehow got on his glasses, on his shirt and asks Seth, “You got her? I need to…”
“I got her, go.” Seth waves his brother off, not wanting to hear about his dinner plans.
“I got me.” Kate interjects as she jumps to her feet. She stumbles a little and Seth’s immediately at her side wrapping his arm around her waist to steady her.
“Careful, moving’s complicated right now, Princess.” He chuckles.
Kate snakes her arms around his neck and presses herself against him. “Dance with me.”
He doesn’t push her away, but he stays stock still. “I don’t dance.”
“It’s my ball.” She pouts her pretty pink lower lip at him.
“Ball? What you takin’ about?” He’s pretty sure she’s just drunk-talking nonsense now.
“I’m the princess, there’s music and you’re my prince.” Her green eyes are shimmery from the alcohol haze. “Please, dance with me, Seth.”
He complies because, really, he doesn’t tell her ‘no;’ and rationalizes it with the thought that arguing will just rile her up.
They sway, she stumbles, he keeps her on feet, and finally she sighs resting her head on his chest. He looks down at her, “You gettin’ tired?”
She nods against him and yawns, in the annoyingly cute, puppy-dog way that she does when she’s wasted.
“Let’s get you in bed before you turn into a pumpkin.”
He leads her into the darkness of the hotel room, helps her out of top layer of clothes and into her sleep shirt and shorts. She lays down without complaint and is asleep before he can count to ten.
He thinks about going back out on the patio/sidewalk area in front of the room, but decides against it. He ops to sit next to her on the bed and read the crime novel she’s been enthralled with for three days.
Richie finds them entwined when he comes in later that night. He doesn’t say a word, just snaps a few pictures and laughs to himself about how a little church-girl has Seth Gecko wrapped around her little finger.
This is fluffy and pointless. Thanks for reading. Love to my Loves.
Thanks for the post. Tbh I also think "Shrimp" is cute. The way I see it, Gajeel didn't know names and wasn't allowed to be friendly with people. He's a pretty vision-based person imo. He calls everyone a nickname from a striking image when he first met them beyond the PL war (like Lucy? He calls her "bunny girl," bc he first saw her in a bunny suit trying to get Jason's attention). I took the nicknames as he's shit with names and uses the nicknames to help himself remember something to call ppl
Yeah! I noticed that, too, which is why I often use nicknames when I’m writing something in Gajeel’s POV. Be it dialogue or monologue, 9 times out of 10 I’ll substitute Natsu for Salamander or Lucy for Blondie/Bunny Girl. It just seems to be his way?
I personally agree that it seems to be in his personality? Even if he doesn’t call Levy “Shrimp” when they’re married, I think he’ll come up with nicknames throughout their entire life. There will be a name for incidents throughout the years. Hahahahaha.
Don't know if anyone's asked this but how do you feel about Russell Crowe being cast as Jekyll in The Mummy reboot?
tentatively hopeful!! i watched the trailer today, and it was… kind of weird overall, i won’t lie, but i’m really excited to see what they do with jekyll. maybe it’ll be absolutely terrible and i’ll walk out fuming, but i’m actually thrilled with the casting itself. crowe is a great actor, and you have no idea how happy i am that they FINALLY, after so many movie adaptations, have a man over fifty playing jekyll. that’s basically all i need to be satisfied, at this point — it’s a pretty low bar, but honestly, i’m content with it. even if the plot ends up annoying me, i’m still really excited to see what crowe does with jekyll.