what if all the helmets had a private radio
and Wash turns his on to Tucker’s frequency to whisper “I’m so sorry” before he tells Freckles to shake
what if Tucker didn’t hear him say it
what if Tucker spends countless hours trying to tune into Wash’s radio after they’re separated to try and contact him
and after a while he just tells the empty frequency about his day, and what the Reds are up to
and how much he loved him
and how much he doesn’t understand why he would leave him
Locus studies human behavior, doesn’t he? He likes to see what makes them tick, why they do the things they do. He can be patient as long as he’s got a mystery in front of him.
So what if Locus steals Wash’s helmet in the very beginning. You know, just in case they tried sending secret messages to each other. Odds are they wouldn’t, but Locus has figured out by now that humans don’t necessarily make the smart decisions. So Locus has the helmet and there’s nothing for a long time.
But then one day, one of the soldiers report that someone tried to contact the prisoner. At first it’s nothing, just Washington’s name, said over and over again—
"Wash, Washington—are you there? Contact.”
—but as days go on, it gets exceedingly more desperate.
"Wash, c’mon, please. I can’t…I can’t do this without you. Why’d you have to leave?”
until finally, finally, it’s a small whisper over the channel.
"Was it worth it?"
Locus listens to it all. Listens to the stories for hours—learns each and every person like the back of his hand. Learns that Caboose is having trouble sleeping without his special pillow and that Grif and Simmons are still bickering like a married couple. Learns that Tucker is struggling not to buckle down under the pressure of all his new responsibilities.
Learns that Tucker is in love with Wash.
And Locus, he thinks, "I can use this."
Does anyone have any tips to stay awake? I’m trying to shift my sleep schedule over so I can work night shift from 7pm to 730am and I can barely keep myself awake past 1am. I have 3 more days to make the transition. Anyone have any suggestions?
- found their phone number in a library book au
- hitchhiker ride au
- met through online rpg au
- disneyworld cosplayers au
- accidentally taking each other’s bags au
- camp councelors au
- antiques shop au
- called the wrong number while drunk au
- sex shop au
- found their dog au
- crashed the their car au
- yoga class au
- public demonstration au
So pilot479 reminded me that this existed, so have the first 12,000 words of the epic Tuckington fic that I’ve been writing since last year. Warning: This is unbetaed and subject to editing, as well as largely unfinished. However, this part can stand on it’s own, I feel, so feel free to read it if you want. Additionally? Don’t have too many expectations about fast updating. It’ll come when it comes.
And please, be kind? I’m still kind of new to formal writing.
Eeeeeee!!! Oh this is completely and utterly fabulous!! Whenever I saw you mention that you were working on this I got so excited and just bounced on the edge of my seat eagerly awaiting when you’d feel comfortable posting a bit and it was so worth the wait!! I’m a huge sucker for long fic and so I’m already thrilled, but it is so well written and you have such a great ensemble of characters throughout and everyone is in character and I literally can’t stop grinning right now!
I will eagerly await however long it takes for the next section to come out. And followers: Tuckington fic! Fantastically good Tuckington fic! Go read now!!
one thing I find hilarious is when Shakespeare quotes are used out of context
like, people are always saying “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” as if it’s all deep and meaningful when actually it comes from a prank letter in Twelfth Night
and “This above all: to thine own self be true” comes from Polonius in Hamlet wherein the joke is that he’s an old pompous dude giving a long and rambling speech full of contradictory pointless advice to his son
“Brevity is the soul of wit” is another joke, because again, it’s made by Polonius who will just not shut up
it’s “we are such stuff as dreams are made on” not “of “, as in, “such stuff as dreams are built on”
“wherefore art thou, Romeo” doesn’t mean “where are you, Romeo” it means “why the fuck are you called Romeo, shit, I wanted to bang you but I can’t because you’re a goddamn Montague”
all these lines have acquired a kind of dignity in text that they never had in performance or are constantly misinterpreted
It’s not necessarily bad but it is kind of funny, sometimes.