•Believes his character Morris Delancey is actually a good guy deep down, even after saying things like “My skull busting arm could use a break" and beating up a crippled boy. (Aka Mike Faist has an unbelievable amount of faith in people)
•Informed everyone of the cookie cake before getting some himself.
•Have you seen the picture of him and Ben Platt cuddling?
•His friendship with Laura Dreyfuss. Too cute.
•Actually named his Newsie Mike.
•His hair is on point no matter what length
•He used to beat up on the rest of the Newsies cast, but they loved him anyway
•He wears a tiny tie!
•"You know how I feel!“
•He reads Albert Camus before the show
•Always plays the villain, but is the sweetest?!?!?
• His energy when performing King of New York. You can tell he loves it.
•Him and Thanye during King of New York. Yes.
•His friendship with Tommy Bracco. Too pure
•The boy can’t use Twitter for shit, and I live for it.
Once said his favorite fan moment was when someone asked him to marry them.
He is a tired little cinnamon roll with puffy eyes that need sleep
He wears New Balance shoes (But he also owns converse tap shoes)
Please add more! I love hearing about Mike’s adorkablness.
(If it’s in italics, it’s something my sister said)
-jack: this kid literally won’t shut up about santa fe
-crutchie: he’s gonna be sleepin’ on da streets, in a worse neighborhood -davey: tries to tell everyone shitty facts about snakes -les: too busy swatting skirts away
-race: can’t pronounce oyster, and likes to start big musical numbers despite the fact that he and his friends have all just been beaten and/or gone missing
-specs: the little punk ratted out jack and stole his drawings
-spot: the boy doesn’t own a damn shirt with the sleeves still attached
-romeo: poor kid can’t get a girl
-albert: still thinking about that leg of lamb
-elmer: always tapping all over my damn tables, and starting up spoon battles
-smalls: we get it… you love the bronx
-morris: his skull busting arm gets tired
-oscar: can’t count to 20 with his shoes on -mush: thinks sirens are a lullaby
-buttons: usually last in line for the tub -sniper: his dad owns a laundry mat, but if you mention it he will hit you before you can say “seize the day”
-tommy boy: his fathers gonna kill him anyway -jojo: will straight up call you out
-henry: can’t understand race and doesn’t get what so great about being famous
Tbh I’m never going to get over the fact that my big Marvel guide book says that Tommy Shepherd isn’t even in the top five fastest Marvel characters…like Billy gets to be the most powerful Marvel character of all time and can use his powers to do whatever he wants but Tommy doesn’t even get to make the TOP FIVE in his own category?? Okay…
“I need sleep Tom,” you groaned, letting your body go slack on the bed as Tom held your arms out in front of you, half-heartedly trying to pull you up.
“You need some fun time with your boyfriend, don’t you? You can’t complain about me not giving you any attention and then try to go to sleep when I do,” Tom joked, laughing as you rolled your eyes before he came closer, hooking his arms under yours and using the leverage to pull you up and onto his chest.
“Why do you do these things to me?” you smiled, wrapping your arms around his chest as your head rested on his firm chest.
“You love it,” Tom shot back, grabbing a hold of your hand and wrapping it tightly in his own before letting the two rest beside your head. “Just like I love you,” he finished with a whisper, leaning his head down so his lips brushed against your ear.
“I love you too,” you whispered back, letting yourself sway with him as you turned your head to meet his gaze. “You and your stubborn ass.”
“Oh so I’m an ass now huh?” Tom laughed, tightening the arm he held around your waist.
“Yep,” you confirmed, a grin across your face.
“Alright, alright. You know you’re gonna pay for that. Not now, cause my baby’s tired and unlike you I am not cruel, but I will get you back,” Tom smiled, quickly pecking your lips in-between his threat.
“I look forward to it Tommy Boy,” you smiled back, reaching up to wrap your hand around his neck, twisting your fingers into the curls before you began to pull him closer to you. “Please, do your worst.”
Tomorrow Charlie would turn six years old and the entire Shelby family would descend on their home to celebrate, and as such Tommy had decided that today would be a day spent with just him and his son, a morning of eating and playing whatever Charlie wanted, and an afternoon spent with the horses. That’s where they were now, brushing Grace’s Secret and mucking out her stable with Tommy explaining to Charlie the finer details of horse behaviour, the little twitches to watch out for to give an insight in their minds, as always Charlie was enraptured, already besotted with the creatures he’d grown up with.
That’s when they heard it, the telltale neigh and scream of a rider being thrown from their horse.
Based on that Tumblr prompt found here. I’m sorry. This is essentially crack. Please don’t hate me.
Tommie Oliver once thought they were a patient person. They’ve dealt with enough bullshit in their life to know when to just take a few deep breaths and bite their tongue, and only seldom do they lay they’re foot down to swing a few punches. You’ve still got to stand up for yourself some of the time, otherwise who will?
“Billy, dude, you’re cheating! Where did you learn all those combos?”
“I figured them out by myself. This one is double jump, left punch, right punch, squat, circle, circle, jump, roll, left, roll, double backflip.”
“…Okay. What comes after ‘left punch’?”
Tommie smiles at the two boys relaxing on their couch, all of their focus dedicated to the game they’re playing on Jason’s Xbox.
Well maybe they can think of a few people who would stand up for them.
Jason reaches over Billy to grab a handful of popcorn, stuffing half of it in his mouth and throwing the other half at Tommie lounging in the recliner. “Dude will you text Kimberly? She was supposed to be here like an hour ago.”
“Didn’t she say she was stopping by Krispy Kreme for a coffee? Maybe it’s busy.”
“It doesn’t take that long to get a coffee Billy.”
“Relax Jase,” Tommie says, pulling their phone out of their pocket and clicking on Kim’s contact. “I’ll text her now. No need to get your jockstrap in a twist.” This earns Tommie another shower of popcorn.
“Yo dude where ya at? Guys are gettin antsy and Jasons being momish again”
“Also if youre still at krispy kreme get me a donut”
“HEY YOU GUYS!” Billy and Jason groan as Zack throws himself over the back of the couch, kicking Jason’s stomach and elbowing Billy in the thigh. Surprisingly he doesn’t spill a single drop of his soda, which is good because Tommie’s certain their mother would murder them if anyone got a stain on the couch. “What level are you guys on?” He asks, taking a sip of his drink, still casually sprawled out on both the boys’ laps. Jason shoves him off and Zack manages to hold the can upright, even as his face kisses the floor. A scuffle ensues between the two (after Zack puts his drink down) and Jason’s controller gets lost in the cushions.
Billy pauses the game and turns to Tommie. “Has you’re cousin texted you yet?”
Tommie shakes their head. “Not yet.”
“Wait, cousin?” Zack gasps from Jason’s headlock, grinning. “Is this the hot one that lives in Texas?”
“Yes, my hot, very gay, cousin from Texas,” Tommie clarifies, rolling their eyes as Zack shrugs and twists out of Jason’s hold. They settle back into the couch, Zack picking at the popcorn while Jason steals a sip from his soda. “She’s been having troubles with her family since she came out to them, but her parents finally agreed to let her come up to Angel Grove to live with me and my parents for a while. She texted me yesterday when she was at the airport but I think her flight got delayed or something. She’s supposed to text me when she lands in Arcata.”
Just then Tommie’s phone beeps.
Zack laughs. “Speak of the Devil and he shall appear.”
Tommie shakes their head. “Nah it’s just Kim.”
KimPossible: “Sorry, got caught up in somethin”
Tommie frowns a little but before they have a chance to ask where Kim actually is another message comes through from their best friend.
KimPossible: “So I think I’m bi”
Tommie’s eyes widen and their jaw drops a little. “Holy fuck!”
“What? Is it Kim?”
“Uh… yeah. Dudes, she just texted me saying she’s bi.”
Jason jumps up cheering, punching the air a few times before holding out his hand to Zack who grumbles and digs into his wallet, forking over a twenty. Tommie ignores the boys as they start to argue who technically called Kim’s sexuality first and types a message back to Kim.
“DUDE! Fur realzzz?”
“Just like all the sudden right this moment? hell yeah do it!”
“I said I thought she was a lesbian and since lesbians are into women, I was half right so technically I only owe you ten bucks.”
“Zack that’s not how this works.”
“It’s kind of how it works.”
“Actually Zack, bisexuality is being sexually attracted to both genders, female and male, while homosexuality is strictly being sexually attracted to the same sex.”
Tommie’s phone beeps and everyone goes quite, leaning towards Tommie expectantly.
KimPossible: “like as in I was just with a girl and iiii”
“GET IT KIMMY!”
Tommie shushes them and types back, “like WITH a girl or like with a girl and you looked at her and realized wow lets have sex and get married”
It takes a minute. A long, excruciating, bickering-boys filled minute, before Tommie’s phone beeps once more.
KimPossible: “like as in I PRETTY much just had sex with a girl”
For a long minute, no one says anything. They all just stare at one another with their mouths open and catching flies. And suddenly they’re all talking at once.
“I FUCKING CALLED IT!”
“She blew us off-”
“TO BLOW ANOTHER GIRL!”
“Jesus Zack, chill.”
“No! You know what, gimme the phone!”
“Wha- Zack! Hey! No stop!”
“YOU CANT JUST CASUALLY SAY THAT AND NOT LIKE EXPLAIN IT AT ALL”
“ARE YOU GOING TO EXPLAIN THIS TO US!!”
“Sorry Kimberly that was Zack. This is Billy. Tommie currently has Zack pinned to the ground.”
“Ouch. That looked painful.”
“Yo Kim its Jazon. Thank you for coming out cuz I won twenty bucks from Za”
“EDO NOT LEAVE ME HANDINHERE”
“Fucking Zack keeps stealing my phone and running away”
“But seriously??? Dude like what!!”
“K IM B E RLY ANN HART YOU BITCH”
“IM GOIG TO KICK YOUR ASS”
“Hi Kim. It’s Billy again. Jason’s holding Zack hostage in the bathroom. Tommie’s nose is bleeding which is why I’m texting you. Just wondering where you are.”
“Zack broke down the door. Tommie’s pissed.”
“I SWEA R TO GOD”
“KIMMYE AHT THE FUCKE”
“WHERE DID YOU GO WHAS GOING ON ARE YOH LIKE STILL HAVIGN SEX EITH HER”
“Kimberly its Jase. Dude please text back zacks gone nutzo”
“and wed all like details ;)”
“Okay it’s me again. so like whatisgoing on!! please just answere”
“dude don’t make us come over there”
“*sighs* we’ll wait”
“Alrigt done waiting what is the deal whats goinf on I s2g Kimberly”
“why are you doing this to us??”
“Did you fuck your phone into nonexistence”
“did you tumble headfirst into a black hole of bisexuality”
“and if you did can me and Zack join i”
“Well technically Zack’s pan so I gue”
“Oh My God for Fuckks sake KIM”
“Okay you bitch its been almost an hour and we’re all dying what the hell”
“Jason 1 moree, seriously holy shit where did you GO”
“You cant just sAy that and then disappear????”
“Kim these boys are killing me pppuuuleeaseeee!!”
An hour later and they’re all lying on the living room floor. Jason’s got a bag of peas pressed against his left eye and Tommie’s got a wad of toilet paper shoved up their nose. Zack has too many battle wounds to count. He might also be unconscious but the excitement from Kim’s first message has waned and left all of them too drained to check.
“When was the last time you texted her?” Jason whines. Billy walks into the room carrying two zip-lock baggies filled with ice; one he switches out for the peas and the other he lays across Zack’s back. Both boys grumble their thanks.
“Fifteen minutes ago.” They all groan in unison but it’s cut short when Tommie’s pocket dings.
KimPossible: “46 TEXTS”
“Finally! The pillow princess has arisen!”
Tommie rolls their eyes and frantically asks said ‘princess’ where she’s been. “Zack don’t make me pin you again.”
Zack snickers. “You know I don’t think that’s as punishing as you’re hoping for m’lady.”
Another ding. Tommie reads the message before bursting into laughter. Billy asks what she said and Tommie merely holds their phone out for the others to read.
KimPossible: “I was… SHE WAS STILL HERE”
Jason groans again as Zack holds up a finger, face pressed into the carpet, huffing out something that sounds similar to “called it, that bitch”.
“Laughing now cause I was right you were still banging her omg”
KimPossible: “a black hole of bisexuality?! haha”
Jason groans again, tossing his ice bag on the coffee table. “Tell her to cart her glowing arse over here so we can tell her how much we hate her right now.”
Tommie salutes him but just as they finish relaying the message, another one comes through.
Baby T: “Hey Cuz! How surprised would you be if I suddenly showed up at your doorstep in the next, say, five seconds?”
Tommie gasps. “No way!” The boys look up at them just as the doorbell rings and Tommie’s sprinting for the front door. And when they open it they squeal. “Trini!”
“Hey!” Trini drops her bag as Tommie pulls her in for a hug, rocking back and forth in place and giggling.
“What the hell dude, I thought you were gonna text me when you got in? And I thought your flight got delayed? Bitch how are you?!”
Trini scoffs, pushing Tommie away to glare at them with mock anger. “Ay, hermana, give me a second to breathe. Geez you’re almost as bad as my mother.”
Tommie winces and tries for an endearing smile. “Sorry. How did that go anyways?”
Trini shrugs, picking imaginary lint off the leather jacket that seems oddly familiar but Tommie doesn’t know why because they’ve never seen Trini wearing it before. But then Trini sighs and says, “Eh, you know how my parents are. Angry they don’t get to control me anymore, but glad I’m out of their life,” and then Tommie’s too focused on wrapping their cousin up in a tight hug.
“Well you’re here now, that’s what matters.”
Someone coughs behind them and Tommie smiles before pulling back. “Oh yeah, my friends are here. They’ve been dying to meet you.” Trini picks up her suitcase and follows Tommie through the doorway into the living room. “Trin, these are the boys: Jason, Zack, and Billy. Boys, this is my cousin Trini.”
Zack jumps up from the floor with newfound energy and vaults over the couch again, bowing before the two of them. “Enchanté mademoiselle Trini,” he says, looking up at her and winking.
Trini’s brow raises. “Yeah that ain’t gonna work on me homeboy.”
“Yes, he knows that but he’s also an idiot so you’ll have to excuse him,” Tommie sighs, shoving past Zack and nearly knocking the lanky boy off balance. “We can throw your stuff upstairs in your new room later. Right now, I wanna know how you’re doing. Why didn’t you text me when you got to Cali?”
“Well you know my flight got delayed yesterday afternoon and we didn’t board until practically three a.m. this morning, so I basically slept the entire plane ride to Arcata. And then I wanted to surprise you so I grabbed a cab and got a ride up to Angel Grove and here I am.”
“So where have you been?” Trini freezes and everyone looks over at Billy who blushes sheepishly. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be nosy.”
Tommie smiles. “That’s okay B. Did you want to ask something?”
Billy fidgets a little in his seat before starting one of his long winded spiels. “Well a flight from Dallas, Texas to Arcata, California, is approximately 1,590 miles—or 2560 kilometers if you prefer metric—and depending on airline, departure time, and air turbulence, the flight time should have been six hours and eighteen minutes—twenty-two to twenty-five if you include actually getting off the plane. And then the ride from Arcata to Angel Grove is approximately seventy miles—one-hundred and twelve in kilometers—and then depending on traffic and the speed of the vehicle you traveled in, it would have been another hour and twenty-nine minutes to Angel Grove from Arcata airport. So combining all those times and estimating your plane left Dallas at four this morning, you should have arrived at Tommie’s house,” Billy pauses to look at his watch and mumbles a few numbers, “three hours, forty-six minutes, and thirteen seconds ago.”
Tommie glances at their cousin, confused yet intrigued. Trini laughs, an awkward sound that comes out pitchy and painful. “Smart one, isn’t he?” She clears her throat and wipes her hands on her jeans. “Well I did get here a few hours ago but I stopped downtown for some food annnd…” she drags out, peeking over at Tommie, “may have shared a coffee with someone.”
Tommie gasps. “Nuh uh! Dude you’re not here a full day and you’re already hooking up with some chick?! Fucking hell dude! Do I know her? Please tell me I don’t know her. What was her name? Ah! It better not have been Samantha Brow, that girl is super trashy. Or was it Eliza Fitzwilliam… wait is she gay? She’s gay right? Oh hell, If you say ‘Amanda Clark’ I might cut a mother-”
There’s a knock before the sound of the front door opening. “Guys?”
Tommie’s brow furrows for a second as Jason calls to Kim, watching as Trini’s face tinges red, fiddling with the leather jacket she’s wearing that Tommie knows they’ve seen before but on someone else, someone taller, with shorter hair…
The alarm bells begin to ring along with the sound of Kimberly making her way into the living room, saying, “Okay before anyone says anything, I just want to say-” And it’s like the oxygen gets sucked out of the room and everyone’s holding their breath as Kim notices the girl sitting beside Tommie. The girl currently wearing her leather jacket.
“Hi,” Trini says with a gentle smile.
And Kim laughs a little breathlessly. “H-hi.”
The moment lies on a tipping point, silence encompassing the room as everyone suddenly connects all the dots, and then…
This is the most important role David fills on the Young Avengers.
Because sure, David is smart and a great leader, but the team managed without a specific Smart GuyTM before him. Not always well, but well enough that they weren’t looking for one.
But Tommy… As much as the Young Avengers are a family, they all have someone they care most about and Tommy isn’t that person for any of them and as much as he likes to pretend he doesn’t care, he obviously does.
So when he gets in trouble and a guy he’s known for less than two days proceeds to track down his team, mobilize a rescue operation and spend ages on trying to save him?
Request: Hi could I request and imagine where you’re the youngest sibling of the shelbys and get badly beaten up by your boyfriend and the boys go after him please??? You can pick whatever ending you like!
She’s a Shelby - Shelby!reader
Finn was the first to know about your new boyfriend. You confided in him because you and he were the closest in age, being only eleven months apart. Finn promised not to tell anyone else. And he kept that promise for almost two months until the night you came home from the pictures looking like someone had taken a paddle to you. There was bruising on your face, under your eye and around your neck. Cuts on your lower lip, your forehead, and chin.
Usually the bright sunlight woke you up when you slept in late, but today it was the cries of a baby. The body next to you didn’t move, and once the wails didn’t stop, you rolled over and walked down the hallway sheepishly.
You saw Charlie standing in his crib, crying hysterically, his arms reaching up towards you when you entered.You smiled as you walked over, taking him and putting him on your hip. You shushed him, smoothing down his hair as you bounced around. Slowly his cries subsided as a maid appeared in the doorway, shocked to see you there.
“Uh…Miss. Y/N, you don’t have to-” she began worriedly.
“It’s ok Mary, really.” You say as Charlie leans his head against you, his eyes getting heavy now that’s he calmed down.
i want to talk about tommy shepherd. i want to talk about when he said “they’ve kept me locked up for months… testing me… probing me… trying to turn me into a living weapon”, because i have questions. did anyone ever try to talk with tommy about this? asking him if he was okay? did tommy have nightmares? did tommy have fears of that the freedom he’d got wasn’t permanent? because yes, tommy is a tough guy, but he’s also 16, and he may have vaporized his school, but he is still just a kid. and he was kept locked up for months. all alone. not being able to use his powers. not being able to do something to get outta there. they had all these tests on him and he couldn’t fight against it. he couldn’t have known if someone would ever go to get him out.
i just need to know someone asks tommy if he is okay.