ya she's orange deal with it

the first date au- widowtracer

literally nobody asked for this. :).

  • so they’re fighting
  • and tracer says, out of the blue, ‘hey. ya wanna go on a date?’
  • widow pauses, tilts her head. ‘we do go on dates.’
  • ‘i mean, beside the ones that involve shooting people.’
  • ‘those are no fun.’
  • ‘it’ll be good!’
  • ‘i shall never agree to going.’
  • ‘i’ll buy croissants.’
  • ‘deal.’
  • so widow shows up with sunflowers and scowls moodily at the wall when tracer squeals in delight.
  • ‘reyes made me get them.’ she says grumpily.
  • and then, very quietly, ‘do you like them?’
  • tracer’s eyes shine. ‘do i ever!’
  • widow pretends to cough in order to cover her blush.
  • lena looks like a puppy without the dorky orange goggles. she’s little and cute and wears her normal jacket but with plaid because she’s really gay.
  • she skips through the streets holding widow’s hand and widow’s really embarrassed but it’s cute so whatever.
  • they get dinner at a deli, and, true to her word, tracer buys her croissants
  • amelie’s all set to complain about the ‘terrible quality of british goods’ but they’re actually… quite good.
  • she doesn’t tell lena. can’t stand the triumphant look she gets whenever she finds something amelie actually likes.
  • they go to chinatown and get dumplings and zongzi because it’s the dragon boat festival
  • the boats are all set up for the race, bobbing gently at the dock on the river. lena gets a competitive glint in her eyes.
  • ‘bet ya a hundred quid that i can beat you in a race. one on one.’
  • widow smirks. ‘you’re on.’
  • needless to say, the crowd’s a bit surprised when a Smol Gay™ rolls up the sleeves of her “badass” jacket and backflips off the railing into an orange boat
  • and then a Tol Gay™ stands dramatically on the railing and dramatically pulls off her trench coat, dramatically grappling smoothly into the purple boat.
  • as with everything widowtracer, it gets kinky within about five seconds
  • anyways widow wins and she makes tracer buy her ice cream
  • they almost get arrested so they go to a nearby fair
  • widow buys a roll of one thousand tickets because lena intends to buy the entire fair’s worth of stuffed animals and goddammit amelie she just needs them and bastion would love that bird one oh but that’s an angel and pharah would think that’s just precious, and because widow’s whipped she blasts holes through the bullseye in every single dumb arcade game.
  • she also discovers a hidden passion for cotton candy
  • and because it’s lena they go on the tunnel of love but ssh 
  • cherie this is mortifying can you imagine how reyes would gloat if he found out merde there would be no one who respected my name my god the tunnel of love why is there so much pink god i can’t stand this i’m going to throw up ew this is disgusting i hate this why me god why me
  • but lena kisses her at the top and she finds that she doesn’t mind it so much
  • they then absolutely fucking wreck it at the couples’ dance things and there’s an entire crowd of appreciative gay girls gathered around them
  • when they kiss at the end, the crowd lets out a collective ‘awwwww’
  • and then it’s time for more fuckin ice cream bitches because apparently neither of them have normal metabolisms and eat three gallons of ice cream each in one day
  • then lena walks amelie back to talon headquarters
  • when they kiss, for the first time, widow feels strangely… warm.
  • and then lena presses a bag of croissants into her hand, winks, salutes, and goes swaggering off down the street, and widow realizes something.
  • mon dieu, she thinks.
  • i’m in love.