float like a jellyfish; sting like a goddamn jellyfish
is that so hard
musings from being trapped between very big mountains
shield by the amazing writers-cube.
who wakes the other one up with kisses: Roddy. It’s an odd thing, because he’s usually not the one to be comfortable with physical contact, but it’s a time he feels actually safe bridging the gap this way. Mac will never, ever object to it.
who cooks for who: Mac, but only because Roddy has been completely banned from most of the kitchen without supervision. (One accident is enough, Roderic.)
who is the morning person/night person: Roddy is a morning person. Mac is whatever he needs to be.
who is the romantic one: Roddy by about a million degrees, although Mac wins for romantic intention. Everything Roddy does is just overwhelmingly brimming with care and sweetness and romance and thoughtfulness, and Mac has to actually think to get out of ‘calculating’ and into ‘romantic just because.’
who is the top when it comes to sex: Roddy, because this is something he has to be in control of and that Mac is absolutely willing to let him control.
who would lead in ballroom dancing: Roddy backwards leads until Mac gets the hang of it properly.
who is the more cuddly one: It’s an oddly mutual shifting together where they’re both sussing out if touch is okay, so let’s say it’s about 50-50.
who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: Roddy, but sometimes Mac asks Moira for recommendations so he can pick something that makes Roddy happy. (Smart money says she actually casually pumps Roddy for information all the time so she can pass it on to Mac.)
who is the one who would pay for dates: Ostensibly Mac. Until Mac starts making more decent money, Roddy tends to actually pay at least half the money under the table while “going to the bathroom” because he’s a bit of an airhead, yes, but he’s not an idiot and he’d never in a million years want to make Mac feel like a charity case.
who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: Mac, although it’s really mostly just “psst hey shh no keep reading /holds hands with under desk” because nerds. Nerds they are.
who wakes the other one up with kisses: Declan is always up first but how dare you imply there are ever tiny little kisses goodbye in the morning how dare you.
who cooks for who: Declan. No one else is cooking for Matthew or Margie. No one. (Especially not Matthew.)
who is the morning person/night person: Declan is a ‘what is sleep’ person and Matthew is actually not that dissimilar. Matthew is, however, the one who most often attempts to make sure all of them have a ‘morning’ and a ‘night’ rather than a ‘when is the last time anyone was actually in bed.’
who is the romantic one: Matthew more often but Declan more deeply. At any given moment, it’s Matthew who’s being romantic and sweet, but when Declan goes for it, it’s always something grand and sweeping that he pretends is absolutely Nothing at all.
who is the top when it comes to sex: It’s difficult to tell because any sleeping together or even just kissing always involves at least 90% fighting and scrambling and being a tangled mess of human bodies.
who would lead in ballroom dancing: Matthew, and boy does it take fifty years to convince Declan to dance with him, even in the privacy of their own home.
who is the more cuddly one: Matthew. The second Declan gets into bed at night to the second he’s gone in the morning—and in whatever little moment in the day they can steal together.
who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: Matthew. He leverages birthdays and anniversaries and the like to make Declan sit and watch corny movies and such. (He also leverages Margie because Declan she needs someone to watch a princess movie with her how can you disappoint her like this.)
who is the one who would pay for dates: Hah. Dates. I mean maybe Matthew tricks Declan out with him every now and then, so maybe Matthew.
who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: If they’d somehow gone to school together, it would have been Matthew. It would have been incredibly easy, actually.
What is this? :|a
This is me trying to get back in shape with an approximation of an old fencing workout and crying because holy crap, I am way out of shape from where I used to be. It’s not the exact same thing, but it’s close, and I could only get through one circuit of 10s before my whole body started crying.
Eileen Eicheln/ Charlie Nagendra (ABOUT WHOM I AM NOT REMOTELY SORRY)
who wakes the other one up with kisses: Charlie, because how can he sleep in when she’s around, and how can he let her sleep when they’re together and could be actually talking in person rather than through a computer screen? He’s also the one more likely to text first in the morning.
who cooks for who: Eileen, although she’s also more likely to be the one to say she’s cooking and then order in something.
who is the morning person/night person: Charlie is a morning person; Eileen is a night person. They average out a little when they’re actually together.
who is the romantic one: Charlie by a long shot. It leads to a lot of Eileen calling Hadyn at odd hours asking about why things are happening. (He remembered my favourite song? He knows how I take my coffee?? He got me something really thoughtful for my birthday??!!??)
who is the top when it comes to sex: Eileen by necessity.
who would lead in ballroom dancing: Charlie, for the most part, because dancing means following his pace and his style. They tend to do more “modern” than ballroom dancing.
who is the more cuddly one: Eileen is more likely to initiate physical contact, but Charlie is more likely to actually make proper cuddling happen.
who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: Charlie, because it only takes a few dates to realize Eileen will always pick films in languages that aren’t English and that Charlie has much better taste in B-movies full of action.
who is the one who would pay for dates:
Elisha I MEANEileen. Charlie tries to be a gentleman and all, but she puts her foot down fairly quickly because really. Really.
who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: It would be Eileen. It would absolutely be Eileen.
He would be quite hampered by the loss of a finger. :|a Maybe a toe. (but bwaaah the differences are so good)
She’s so good to him. So good. (Every single way they exist is perfect oh my jeeze.)
giant frantic ball of happy what a delight
This is not the first time I’ve described him the way I describe golden retrievers, nor will it be the last.
I forgot how much I hate Russian twists.
- who wakes the other one up with kisses: Depends on who wakes up first, but either Sam or Steve. Bucky takes some working up to, so while Sam and Steve are fine with lip kisses from each other, Bucky gets hand kisses working up his arm or until he wakes up.
- who cooks for who: Sam mostly, with Bucky joining in so he has something to do with his hands instead of just hovering around Sam in the kitchen. It helps him learn knives being for food.
- who is the morning person/night person: Steve and Bucky are morning people but Sam and Bucky are night people, so Bucky always has someone around.
- who is the romantic one: Sam. Steve has learned flirting but hasn’t yet mastered the art of romance. Bucky is slowly but surely discovering romance but occasionally makes mistakes. (Boombox outside the window at midnight.)
- who is the top when it comes to sex: Switch all of the time.
- who would lead in ballroom dancing: Bucky actually knows/learns the moves best, so with either of them it’s still Bucky. Then Steve leads with Sam.
- who is the more cuddly one: Sam and Steve would like to cuddle with Bucky in the middle, but Bucky still prefers to be on the outside, so Sam and Steve swap middle.
- who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: Sam, according to Steve’s list of what he hasn’t yet caught up with in pop culture.
- who is the one who would pay for dates: Steve unless Sam stealth-pays the bill, usually with Bucky’s help as a distraction.
- who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: Actually Bucky, assuming regular high school AU minus Winter Soldier.
who wakes the other one up with kisses: Jordan, even if she wakes up first and has to prod him into waking up too. She will be woken up with kisses and romance, even if it’s sleepy and rubbing its ribs unhappily.
who cooks for who: …hah. …I think sometimes Jordan probably does as part of being sweet. But really just kitchen staff all the time.
who is the morning person/night person: They both tend more toward being night people, but they’re both stubborn enough to wake up at the crack of dawn and be totally fine thank you.
who is the romantic one: Jordan manages it better but Lotty needs it more.
who is the top when it comes to sex: They go both ways, but Lotty tends to find her way on top slightly more than half the time.
who would lead in ballroom dancing: Jordan leads all dances, naturally.
who is the more cuddly one: Jordan’s more likely to initiate by far, but Lotty’s more likely to need it.
who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: Lotty, because she’ll probably actually watch more of it than Jordan will (not that either of them have made it all the way through a movie together in years)
who is the one who would pay for dates: Jordan are you kidding she would leave him if he ever even suggested she begin to think of spending any money
who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: Jordan; Lotty would tease about it, but he’d actually get them up and moving.
who wakes the other one up with kisses: Mac, and he swears to God if you fucking tell a fucking soul that’ll be the end of you
who cooks for who: Mac actually gets a kick out of cooking, but really, if they’re cooking for themselves, they’re probably cooking together.
who is the morning person/night person: How dare you pretend either of them can’t decide that day by day.
who is the romantic one: Mac, usually, and Helena is careful not to point it out because then it might stop.
who is the top when it comes to sex: Mac by a fairly large margin
who would lead in ballroom dancing: They start with Helena backwards leading a lot, but by the time he’s in office, they’ve got him leading.
who is the more cuddly one: Helena by a fairly slight margin
who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch: …who has time for such things. …let’s say Roddy or Moira.
who is the one who would pay for dates: They split dates right down the middle until the day they get married. Then it’s just whoever gets to the cards first.
who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes: Mac attempts to initiate it more, but Helena is the one who actually decides whether they go or not