This is Chapter four of:
The first Kiss
TK parked the car in front of a house when Carlos asked him to. He saw him almost get out of the car before he stopped it and didn't say anything to him when he entered the house. TK didn't know what to do, whether he should leave if he followed him or wait out there.
Finally, he opted to approach the door, maybe he could say goodbye quickly and simply so as not to disappear as Carlos had done more or less the last time they had had a conversation; after going to bed.
The door was open, the living room and kitchen lights on, but no one was there. Carlos was nowhere to be seen. He went inside, he didn't feel comfortable sneaking into someone else's house but there wasn't much else he could do.
He looked at the kitchen, it was a bit of a mess as if a bomb had dropped in the middle of the countertop. There were a few plates and glasses in the sink, two tetra bricks of juice that hadn't been thrown in the trash, and a banana peel that hadn't been put out for recycling.
One girl let out a scream and gasped at the sight of him.
"Sorry, I'm not a thief," TK said holding up his hands. "I brought Carlos home, are you the babysitter?" "Yes, Caroline. Then you must be a college roommate of Carlos." TK nodded and introduced himself. "I'm so sorry for spoiling your evening." "Don't worry about it, I was just about to leave when you texted Carlos." "I hate alumni reunions too, you always run into people judging each other and judging you because you've done or because you've failed to do." How well TK knew that feeling of not fitting in. "Carol, honey, can you make some tea for Eliot?" said Carlos from upstairs. "And if you find Bridget around the living room, we may be able to get him to sleep before two o'clock." "Who's Bridget?" TK asked. "Since I'm here I could lend a hand while you're making tea." "Carlos didn't tell me he was going to find any good friends at the party. In his own words "I'm just hoping to find overbearing fools who want to prove that he has more money than me." "You can't say that Carlos and I are friends. We've had our history during the race, but nothing... Who's Bridget?" TK asked trying not to sound as nervous as he felt. "Don't worry. Carlos has a very private life and I'm not exactly a gossip. I like my job, I adore Eliot, and no, Carlos and I are not together. It's a shame Carlos is so gay. Otherwise, I would have tried by now. As for Bridget, look around the living room for a dinosaur, yellow and green triceratops with an ancient tomato smash on the tail."
TK set about searching and it didn't take long to find the stuffed animal behind the couch. You could tell by the look of it that its owner played with it every day, and no matter how many stains it had, it wouldn't be easy to put it in the washing machine.
"Got it." "Can you bring it up, please? The tea Eliot needs is more complicated than a Harry Potter potion."
TK laughed and accepted the assignment. Caroline told him he was to go upstairs and the second door on the right was Eliot's room.
He tucked the dinosaur under his arm and when he got upstairs he stood in the doorway for a moment, looking at Charles, sitting on his son's bed and whispering something that every few minutes made the boy in the bed giggle.
When he could see him a little better, he realized that the boy looked a lot like Carlos, he had Carlos' best features, which really was all of them, but he had blond, curly hair.
"Dad, there's a gentleman at the door, is he your boyfriend?"
Carlos turned to TK and he held up his hand showing the dinosaur that had brought him there. He didn't want either of them to think he was a busybody.
"I'm bringing a friend lost in the living room, did anyone ask for a triceratops?"
The boy raised his hand, sat up, and started hopping around on the bed to get TK's attention which he had already earned.
"How do we not want you to throw up again before you drink Caroline's tea, stop moving around so much or your stomach will turn over."
TK walked over to the bed and handed the stuffed animal to its rightful owner and as soon as Caroline appeared with the tea, Carlos motioned for her to leave the boy's room with him.
"The tea is Caroline's stuff, but by the way, thank you for everything, for bringing me, for being here, and especially for saving the night by finding Bridget so quickly." "That's okay, but the truth is I wasn't expecting... I didn't imagine you were a father, you don't seem like the type to get married and start a family at our age."
Carlos offered him a coffee. I'm sorry to tell you that in this house I don't have anything stronger than non-alcoholic mojito, pomegranate juice, and sometimes, but only sometimes, the occasional fizzy drink."
"That's okay, I don't drink. I make do with a coffee."
Carlos was silent for the minutes it took to make coffee for the two of them. He had a man at home with whom he had shared one night of sex five years ago and after that, his whole life had changed at lightning speed.
"Okay, I'll start," TK said and Carlos turned around. "The night started badly and ended in a very strange way, but something tells me I've taken you for the person you really aren't. So I'll start by me saying something you don't know about me that would probably make you think weird. I don't drink alcohol because I'm in Alcoholics Anonymous, although who says alcohol says any kind of substance. I nearly didn't come out of an overdose when I was looking for inspiration for a book." "Oh, wow..." "Exactly, you can say whatever you want, the first thing that pops into your head. I must have been told." "Was it because of me?" Certainly, the question caught TK by surprise. "I don't want you to think I think everything revolves around me. But when I realized how I had treated you that night, long after it happened, I didn't know how to talk to you and apologize. Then I wondered if it had affected you in any way, what happened - was it my fault if you then ended up... you know...?" "It wasn't easy to accept that the first time I had sex the guy I slept with dumped me. But you weren't the worst guy who crossed my path. Certainly, my substance issues aren't your fault."
"My turn. I'm a father, you know that, I have a five-year-old boy, but I'm not married, I don't know where his mother is, and we were never together. She thought you wanted to be a mother, I was dying to be a father and suddenly I found myself with a baby at the hospital door." "Wow, looks like we're both different than the other thought." "Do you want to stay over?" TK wondered how he did it, but every time Carlos opened his mouth he managed to surprise him. "Don't get me wrong. I wasn't inviting you to anything serious or complicated. But it's late and I'd hate for you to have to drive home now." "I guess we could always talk a little and get to know each other like we didn't that night." TK reached down and kicked off his shoes. "But no more coffee or else I won't be able to sleep a wink all night."
Ryan on set today (September 17, 2021)
Omg! Omg! Omg!
Look at him ❤️
guys i need your help once again finding a Buddie Fic.
its a one shot of when Eddie is trapped underground but he get out obviously right. but its a buck-centric fic ok. like buck is absolutely traumatized by it, because of the tsunami and He tell Hen “why does water keep taking people i love” hes like attached to eddie all the time and eddie finally has enough and tell buck to back off.
I would like to formally thank Malex, Sex Education and Archer in advance for maintaining my sanity and levels of annoyance at bay for the first few weeks of 911 where I 'll have to watch Buck and Taylor be a couple.
we’re getting pining!eddie in s5 i can feel it in my bones
The only positive thing I see about them shoving down our throats TayKay again is that when she was back on episode 8 a lot of people liked her character; then as they kept having her there for the simple fact of being pretty, everyone started to be like ‘It’s too much’; and now everyone is like ‘GET HER GONE!’, ‘you should have put a tw about the girl boss’, and so on.
I went and looked at the comments on that Buck Begins video and it was amazing, not a positive comment on sight. Then compare that with that fancam they did back in the day, where most people didn’t like them romantically but they could somehow stand TayKay and them as friends or whatever.
Instead of redeeming her, Tim and the PR department are literally digging her grave. Love to see it.
I am praying so hard for a Halloween and Christmas episode this season. Please. It’s what we deserve.
I forgot to add ao3 links to any of my angst week posts, so if anyone was after that, the posts have now been updated. Oops! XD
Buck is happy making a go of things with Taylor and eddie is lauren from the hills single tear shed sad. Pining eddie era is primed and ready!!! Will they follow through?!?! No one knows!! It's torture!!
Fandom: 9-1-1 Lone Star Relationship: Gen, Paul focused Rating: Teen WC: 2.4k Written for @911lonestarangstweek Round 2 Prompt: Day 7 – P – Paul + Pinned
Summary: The 126 are clearing a burning warehouse when something explodes and in the resulting destruction, Paul gets pinned. Unable to free himself and being confronted by the arsonist, will his friends get to him in time before the fire engulfs the entire building?
Paul follows Marjan up the stairs of the burning warehouse to the second floor, moving quickly as they know they only have limited time to clear the building before they’ll need to pull back. They reach the landing and start by checking the two closest doors, the voices of the rest of the crew occasionally coming through the radios as they report in about their own findings and statuses.
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season 5 is giving us buck and eddie in tank tops? it’s slutty shoulders season y’all
S4E9 got me crying A LOT
Why did Brooklyn Nine-Nine have to end yet 911 Lone Star still airs. Isn't the latter more of a copaganda? I'm sorry but if something as pure and good as B99 has to end beacuse of unnecessary backlash by people who should turn their attention towards real life acts of horrific crimes perpetrated by the po po, then 911 Lone Star needs to be offed too
But what if Eddie has that panic attack literally right after he saw Buck with Taylor or Buck was talking about her (maybe something like mentioning to Chim or Hen that he didn’t get much sleep last night)? What then, hm?