mosaics are made from broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you
I need to prove a point to my homophobic friend.I’m writing down the urls of everyone who reblogs this in a notebook, and will present it to my friend when it is sufficiently full.
Homophobia isn’t a good thing to practise.
It takes him a second to realise that she hasn’t let go of his hand, that her fingers are still curled around his and holding on. Another moment passes. Then another. She holds on. She’s facing his mother again, leaning forward so all he can see is the hint of upward curve to her lips as she struggles to hold in a smile.
Her fingers squeeze slightly as his mother verbally swipes at him again. He squeeze back, the broad pad of his thumb pressing against her knuckles. He’s used to the little brushes now, the all-too-brief moments of skin-to-skin contact that have somehow through silent mutual agreement come to permeate their lives. The electricity that crackles on touch, the current that is pouring through their fingers now.
But she always pulls away first. A breath, a quiet shiver, a lean away from his touch. Whether it’s his hand skimming her back or his thumb rubbing circles on her wrist, for him there’s no such thing as enough contact for him. There’s no such thing as too much water for a man dying of thirst either.
He’s been patient, been ever so patient with her, but he’s mortal too. Sometimes it feels like she might be coming out of her shell, returning his affection and other times she feels distant and frosty, the ice queen of old, unreachable, unattainable.
But this…this is something concrete. She has reached out for his hand. She’s not letting go. There might be hope for them yet. He lets out a breath he doesn’t know he was holding. Catches Alexis eying them approvingly. Looks back at his mother, mid-monologue, and feels Beckett’s lean and strong fingers skimming his palm. The drumbeat of tension and anticipation building between them goes up a notch.
He doesn’t know if he’s ever been more in love with her than right now.
A little companion drabble for Holding Hands.
how do mermaids have babies
do you think the people who play teletubbies feel horny on set sometimes
why didn’t tarzan have a beard
how many things are there
why didn’t aladdin have nipples
if siamese twins have two separate vaginas do they get their periods at the same timewhy do sandwiches taste better cut diagonally
AU: Kate thinks she’s pregnant and feels she’s not ready because her job won’t let her be a good mother. But when the pregnancy test turns out negative, she actually feels disappointed and realizes she really wants it. So she tells Castle they should start trying to have a family. - Requested by anon.