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Oh boy, this is hard! I am most definitely my own worst critic, but these are a couple of snippets that I’m proud of.
From my superfamily story Pieces of Echoes, after Tony and Steve spend their first night together:
And when they were finished, their bodies sated and spent, after they’d stumbled into the shower to get cleaned up and changed the torn sheets on the bed, they laid down on the fresh blankets with Steve’s strong arm wrapped around Tony, with his back pressed right up against Steve’s broad chest and Steve’s breath warm against his neck as he drifted off to sleep.
And when the nightmares came, as they inevitably did, instead of suddenly jerking awake and finding himself frightened and alone, Tony instead felt Steve’s hand slide gently up his body, cupping his shoulder as he whispered into his ear, “It’s all right, Tony. I’m here.”
I like this because aside from Peter, Tony has been alone. He’s never had a relationship that’s lasted longer than a few months, or where he felt truly loved. And now he finally does 💖.
And from the latest chapter of my current Reylo story, The Empire Games, right before they go into the arena:
Gathering up the blankets, they rush back downstairs, slipping inside Rey’s room as quietly as possible. Then they kick off their shoes and crawl under the covers of her bed, cuddling up to each other as closely as their clothes will allow. Rey sighs as she lays her head down on Ben’s broad chest, his strong arms around her and his steady heartbeat beneath her ear already lulling her to sleep despite the impending Games looming over their heads.
“Rey,” Ben whispers a few minutes later. “Whatever happens tomorrow in the arena, I just want you to know that I—”
But once again, Rey presses her fingers to his lips to silence him. “Please, don’t. You don’t need to say anything.”
“I already know, Ben. And I feel the same.”
And then she slips off into sleep, with the words I love you echoing inside her mind, not quite sure if they’re Ben’s or hers.
Here, they’re preparing to enter the arena, and have just realised that they’ve both been hiding feelings for the other out of fear. It’s both poignant and heartbreaking, as they both know “there can only be one Victor” 😉.
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