After the battle of NY Jane Foster gets Thor to introduce her to the rest of the Avengers. Immediately, she insists on talking with Bruce Banner (because this guy is a genius and it’s the first opportunity she’s had to speak with him since he’s been in hiding for however-many-years, of course she will be taking this opportunity!). It becomes a regular thing for them, meeting up to talk sciences in Bruce’s lab.
At one point she brings Thor along too (partially because he needs more friends than herself and Darcy, partially because he’s actually pretty damn knowledgeable about a lot of the topics they discuss - not that he get’s too involved in the conversations. No, he prefers to watch and admire as Bruce and Jane get lost in theory.)
It doesn’t take long for Thor to become completely enraptured by Bruce. Frequent visits to Bruce’s lab with Jane are the highlight of his stay on earth. But then there comes a day when Jane’s work takes her away from the city and the ‘science dates’ stop, which is not good because Thor has gotten very attached to Bruce. Very attached.
So now he has to come up with excuses to visit Bruce, such as making up a ‘message from Jane’ or borrowing some of his notes or research for Jane of course, because Jane asked him to and he’s a good friend and ‘I can get from one end of the earth to another like that, I should have been the god of delivering I’m so good at helping Jane out’ (Jane eventually has to politely tell him to stop using her as an excuse because she really doesn’t need these notes and it’s probably not great for Bruce that half of his research is halfway across the world, she doesn’t want to be responsible for ruining his work).
So one day, when Thor’s feeling particularly bold he decides that he’s just going to walk in there and visit because he wants to, damn it! He’s the god of thunder, he can do whatever he-
And walk straight in he does, startling the hell out of Bruce because Thor is big and loud and is currently wearing his battle-face, which is not good as they’ve only just finished restoring the tower. But he greets him politely anyway and the moment he does the look falters and slips away. Thor just kind of stands there at a loss of what to say other than “I came to see you”.
And Bruce is confused so he tries to gently coax out whatever’s got Thor looking like a lost puppy with a “What can I do for you?” and is even more surprised when he gets a “Nothing. I…just came to see you.” (because when has anyone ever come to see him for no other reason than to simply be in his presence - much less a god).
And it’s just awkward for a moment so Bruce offers him a seat and carries on with his work as if it’s not awkward until Thor finally manages to get his voice back and asks what he’s working on. Bruce explains it as best he can without being patronising and is surprised again when Thor dives straight in with a pretty astute observation. These observations flourish into a full blown science session and they barely register how late it is until Tony walks down into the lab at 3am and sees them hunched over the same bench, staring intently at the readings scrolling up on the hologram screen in front of them. He shoos them both out because Bruce ‘is a hypocrite who needs more sleep or else don’t be telling me I can’t pull any more all nighters Banner!!’ So they make plans to meet up in the labs in the morning and finish what they started. That’s how Thor’s frequent visits to the lab start again.
(One day he blurts out an invitation to Bruce asking if he wants to watch a movie in the common room together - Jane had actually told him to this time - and Bruce nearly drops the delicate equiptment he’d been carrying. But he agrees. And that’s how the frequent lab visits turn into something more.)
(Jane gets a message from Tony telling her about the pair’s movie date. She treats herself to a meal out the same night to celebrate)
Waiter #2: *brings giant red velvet cake to the table, adorned with many a decorative, edible flower*
Waiter #3: *brings comically large valentines card over (even though it’s only half way through January)
Baz: *actual rabbit in the headlights*
Simon: *starts babbing* “So, that feeling I was feeling was love and I got carried away and gosh, I was just thinking about everything and things and then you! And then I asked these waiters to come over here and bring all this stuff and so *takes deep breath* Basilton Grimm-Pitch… will you be my valentine?
Baz: *deadpan glare*
Simon: *puppy-dog eyes, looking adorable*
Baz: *deadpan glare*
Waiters: *uncomfortable squirming*
Baz: “SIMON SNOW WE ARE MARRIED!”
Waiters: *still uncomfortable, now also confused puppies*
Baz: *resigned sigh* Yes, I will be your valentine
Simon: *fist pumps in the air* *whooping and holling with pure joy* *high five’s confused waiters*
Baz: *blushes* *hides behind his menu and secretly grins at his adorable amazing sunshine husband and thanks his lucky stars he’s married to the most wonderfully amazing goofball in the whole wide world*
Puppies, indeed!! I love all dogs, but I’d have to say German Shepherds are my favourite! Though, Rottweilers are also my favourite, then Hovawarts, then Dachshunds, Weimaraners… Really, they’re all my favourites. I can’t choose just one!
But oh, dear. Your dog should be fine, as long as the lizard is not venomous. Don’t induce vomiting, just monitor him/her over the next twelve hours. If your pup doesn’t perk up after that, then take him/her to your vet for a checkup to make sure everything’s okay.
shatt: I love you the way a knife loves a heart the way a bomb loves a crowd the way your mother warned you about, essentially.
(Wondering what this is? This is the 800 Followers Special! Find out more here. These requests are now closed. Don’t wanna see these because there’s a lot of them coming over the next couple of weeks? Blacklist ‘800 Followers Special’. Hate reading on Tumblr? These will be going on AO3 as ‘This Paradox Place’ a couple of days after posting. Thanks to Xagrok for betaing!)
(Forgive me for this, Nonny, but I love the dichotomy between idealized and internal versions of relationships vs the realities, and characters struggling with that. So have some Shiro musings that are Less Fluffy Than Probably Intended)
I love you the way a knife loves a heart the way a bomb loves a crowd the way your mother warned you about, essentially.
There was something unhealthy about what Matt and Shiro were together.