Prompt: Pins and Needles
Jim is a hurricane, a free bird, a being of light and energy and motion. He isn’t made to stay in one place, in one position. If he remains in one place for too long pins and needles will consume him, and he’ll be left useless and stumbling.
Leonard is a stable, fixed point in the universe. He is not filled with the same wanderlust as Jim, but instead relishes the comfort of a constant home that stays firmly underfoot. He isn’t a creature of motion like Jim, and he knows it. He also knows that stagnation will kill Jim.
And so when Jim tries vainly to tether himself to Leonard despite the pins and needles that begin to cripple him, Leonard is the one to cut the line. Jim doesn’t deserve to be paralysed by painful static for the sake of one lonely child of the earth. He belongs in the sky, where his blood can flow freely and his wings can stretch unhindered to the sun, where pins and needles and Leonard McCoy cannot hold him back.
because you know mccoy’s MD pretty much means he’s getting a single, and eventually jim’s going to be like, “that’s half mine,” even though what?
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MY KINGDOM FOR A TV SHOW SET DURING GEORGE AND WINONA AND AMANDA’S ACADEMY YEARS WHERE THEY’RE SUPER BFFS AND GEORGE IS A SWEET SCIENCE NERD BUILT LIKE A BRICK SHITHOUSE AND WINONA IS A LOUD AND ANGRY ENGINEER AND AMANDA CAN SPEAK VULCAN BETTER THAN HALF OF THE LANGUAGE PROFESSORS SO SHE’S PUT IN CHARGE OF LOOKING AFTER THE YOUNG AMBASSADOR SAREK WHO INSTANTLY REGRETS REQUESTING THAT SHE AND HER FRIENDS HELP HIM EXPERIENCE TERRAN CULTURE
And there are many paths to tread.
Can we talk about how hard agreeing to this must be for Katniss? She’s been fighting her whole life. She fought to keep her sister and her mother alive for all those years. She fought in the 74th Hunger Games and fought through the agony of surviving through it. She fought through the 75th Hunger Games, and is now fighting through being without Peeta. She’s seen countless people die right in front of her, yet here she is, agreeing to fight. Inevitably agreeing to witness more people die. She knows she might be the peoples’ last hope, and as easy as it would be to step down from her position of The Mockingjay, The Symbol of the Rebellion, she persists on, because that’s the kind of person Katniss Everdeen is.
please let´s talk more about katniss everdeen, because how fucking brave you must be to accept to be the last hope of thousands and thousands of broken people, how fucking brave you must be to put that weight on your shoulders and carry it on while you yourself are broken, tortured and damaged..can we also talk about how when the bombing started she was the first to stay and defend the hospital, she said she would fight and she did it, and the best part she didn´t even think about it..it was her first instinct to protect those people , she is accepted the role of their leader , but the role of their guardian is something that she choose herself without even realizing..talking shit about katniss everdeen should be forbidden by law
what a cruel fate that a man who took such comfort from the touch of others had to die with nothing more than the feel of cool glass at his fingertips
Karl Urban in Via Satellite
all i’ve got left, you say, and it’s not supposed to sound like a confession, except of course it does. defeat laces every crack in your voice. you are empty; your molecules have come undone, and if you’re so goddamn scared that you’ll collapse into dust if your feet leave the ground.
you catch the gaze of the man beside you, expecting pity, expecting disgust. instead you feel something aligning, as if he sees all of your jagged edges and knows them. you expect pity and you don’t know what to do with understanding.
jim kirk. the name makes a web behind your ribcage and settles there.
rogue; The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head. It’s the same with you.
Gamora. Last surviving member of her species. Ronan destroyed her home and took her hostage.
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE: Natasha Alianovna Romanoff
"Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I’m Russian… or was.”
Space. The final frontier…
oh no but if jim has scars from tarsus imagine how hard physicals must be for him. because everyone always asks questions. they ask him and suddenly he can feel the whip peeling his skin away, suddenly he’s bleeding in the dirt again, look at this, this is what will happen to you.
but of course starfleet requires regular check ups. jim refuses as many times as he can; eventually, the doctor sighs and leaves him alone in the room. jim grips the edge of the bed and wonders if he can escape unnoticed.
then the doctor returns and—no—no—
"I’ll take care of him," bones tells the other doctor. something inside jim tightens at the gentleness of the words. the other doctor nods, relieved, and leaves them alone.
the door clicks shut. bones says, “jim—”
"please, bones," and god jim hates how his voice shakes, “I—I can’t. please.”
and there’s no way bones really understands, no way possible that he knows, because jim hasn’t told anyone, isn’t strong enough to admit to the twisted ugly dark that exists inside him— bones doesn’t know, but he nods anyway, says, “okay.”
jim realizes he’s shaking just as bones puts his arms around him. he raises his hands, clutches at bones’ uniform. steadies himself.
My brother, Robert just painted a picture of Fel, the biomechanical lion from my book, Hitherto a Lion. It makes me very happy.
Here is a synopsis of the book:
Thirty billion light years from Earth, two hundred toroidal colonies spin within a black nebula of organic matter. The human colonists of the Hæl triple star system are under siege by the Bœzch invaders. Cognizant beings cannot hide from the Bœzch, and when a human falls into their red, spindly hands, they are spun into stardust, until the theory of them is gone from the universe.
Now Fel, the black biomechanical lion, wearily hunts the Bœzch across the African toroidal colony known as the Long Savanna. Here he is tested. Here he is followed by a haunting song, a ghost of his former self, and a dream of a familiar human woman ….
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