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Title: The New Candidate (Part 1.) 

Character(s): Patrick Sullivan and Ashley Wright (original female character)
Summary: Ashley Wright is a new candidate assigned to a Firehouse where she meets a certain firefighter who gives her a hard time. Being a female firefighter and a new candidate, Ashley deals with the adversities with her new career.  
Word Count: 1,254
Author’s Note: I have been itching to write this. I know I said I wasn’t going to write this until I was done with my previous stories, but I couldn’t wait. I needed this idea to come to life. Also, thanks to @magikat409 for allowing me to use her name! I watch a lot of Chicago Fire, so you may see many references from that TV show. (ie. the firehouse and the truck number lol.) Enjoy! 

(GIF Source: @mypapawinchester)

Ashley had just been assigned to a Firehouse in New York after passing the needed requirements to become a firefighter. Her friends and family all told her that it was impossible for a woman to get a job in this field of work, but she wanted to prove them wrong.

She had always wanted to help and save people. She could have become a police officer, a doctor, but something about running in a burning building interested her. She did like to live life on the edge.

Ashley was at the top of her class in the Fire Academy. She passed the written test with a perfect score and the physical ability test was an easy pass. She had always been so athletic.

When she received the letter in the mail for her placement at a Firehouse, she was beyond excited. She could barely sleep the night before her first shift.

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You had grown up with Sam and the twins and as such it was easy to see why you’d grown close to the others in the little group who spent a lot of time in Blackwood Pines. You spent a lot of time getting to know all of them, making sure that you could always talk to one of them if you were bored or something, and as such it wasn’t a surprise when you were invited to the party – the one where the prank happened or the one held the following year.

‘It still looks exactly the same,’ you said in a small voice, looking up at the building and rubbing your arms to try and keep the heat in.

‘What were you expecting?’ asked Chris, frowning over at you slightly as Sam draped an arm around your shoulders and gave you a weak squeeze. ‘A newly refurbished house?’

‘We haven’t touched the place,’ said Josh simply, before moving to try the door.

‘Hey, they’d be glad we were all here again,’ said Sam softly, just as Ashley and Matt made their way towards you all.

‘Let’s just try and enjoy it,’ Ashley said lightly, her own eyes lingering on the house worriedly.

‘Don’t worry,’ came Mike’s voice, making you jump around, ‘I’ll protect everyone.’

‘You could totally do it, hero-boy,’ cooed Jessica.

‘Oh, of course you will,’ said Emily snidely, moving towards Matt, there was a familiar smirk at the corner of her lips though.

‘Maybe I should call for help already,’ said Matt in a low voice, eyeing Mike somewhat suspiciously.

‘Can we just get inside before we freeze, please?’ you asked, shivering for effect.


It would involve:
Being there for Josh and Sam when they need someone to talk to the most, and them being there for you – ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. They’d be really proud of how far we’ve come,’ you said lightly, giving their shoulders a reassuring squeeze.

A certain protectiveness from Jessica and Mike because you’re the baby of the group; she tries to help with social things while he’s like a big brother to you. But you also being fiercely protective of them as well.

Emily helping you with homework whenever you get stuck; Matt constantly distracting you with sports things though – ‘Hey, it calms them, Em!’ – but you also being able to help them with gaining some skills as a way to thank them for it all.

Being able to deal with Chris’s geeky comments – ‘Mount Doom is colder than this place right now!’ ‘Chris, it’s not that hot here. Stop being dramatic.’ – Having wildly imaginative conversations with Ashley because she likes stories.

All of you being very close while outside of the house and looking out for one another even if you don’t get to spend much time together.

A/N: Right, so the gif credit for the Chris and Ashley gif goes to the respective owner, all the others I made.

An Open Letter to Connor

Dear Connor,

It has been brought to our attention that you lost your cool on one of our female users named Ashley. She made small talk, you felt personally attacked. She mentioned her work day and asked about yours; you assumed that she was prying into your financial status.

We are going to venture a guess into the state of mind of Ashley here, given that we are all working women ourselves. Take a seat, because this concept may blow your mind. Women nowadays work. It’s happened over time, we know, but a vast majority of women from our generation have jobs.

With that in mind — and knowing that Ashley simply mentioned work in the conversation — we can gather that she wasn’t hoping to figure out if your wallet was sizeable enough for her to move into your house and start cooking dinner for you after vacuuming your living room while you clock in a 9 to 5 work day. Instead, Ashley was (wait for it, Connor, because this is where things really get interesting), viewing herself as an equal. It might sound crazy, but people connect over the basic routines of life. You know… the weather, working out, grabbing a drink, eating, and working.

And while you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer,” and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic “entitled gold digging whores,” we are going to keep working. We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace. We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.

We are going to hope that one day, you come around. We hope that the hate and resentment welling up inside of you will subside and you’ll be able to engage in everyday conversations with women without being cowardice to their power. But until that day comes, Connor, consider yourself blocked from Bumble.

Never yours,

The Bumble Hive

#ImWithAshley

#LaterConnor

The Messages

NOTE: Bumble was alerted to abuse and screenshots by a user. Bumble did not violate user privacy and has taken blocking steps in congruence with Bumble Terms of Service.

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perks-of-being-chinese you are HELLA beautiful,powerful,strong,and so much more. DONT ever kill yourself! I would be so sad and so would thousands of other people who look up to you everyday just like I do. don’t ever be sorry for relapsing. it’s not your fault. you will get through this I know it! please stay strong Ashley, we all love you and we’re here to support you!