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  1. Summary

    Falling in love can sometimes start with always having someone in your corner. It doesn't stop there, though. Or: An exploration of the Astro Ambassadors' journey together. 🚀 ~ The series' title is borrowed from lyrics in Frozen II's 'Lost in the Woods'.

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    Alexis Rose takes the world by storm! {Plus: She and Ted raise the coolest kid around - with a little help from their friends and fam!] ~ The series' title is borrowed from a lyric in Sara Bareilles' King of Anything! 👑

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    It's a post-Endgame world; various members of the Avengers - along with their respective tiny humans - are just living in it. ~ The series' title is borrowed from lyrics in Ed Sheeran's 'What Do I Know' 🌎

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  1. Rec 29

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    Owen knows that look. He knows it from every mirror he’d looked in in the months after the last time he was here.

    “She… she…” Jamie starts, but can’t finish. She doesn’t need to.

    Owen pulls her closer, so her head can be tucked into his shoulder when she starts weeping. He kisses the top of her head, feels his own tears start in the back of his throat.

    “I know, love,” he murmurs, “I know.”

    And he does.

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    29 Oct 2020

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    He spends too much money on a long distance call to the States, making sure that the rent is still being paid on Jamie’s shop and her flat. When he finally gets the landlord on the phone, he seems surprised by the call.

    “Oh yeah,” the landlord says, so loud and American, “Miss Clayton paid it out through the end of the year, said she didn’t want to worry anyone. Too good for this world, that one. Anyway, what was your name again, pal?”

    And Owen doesn’t answer because he’s dropped the receiver and collapsed to the floor, back against the wall. He puts his head in his hands and cries, like he hasn't in years, not since the first few weeks after Bly. He thinks of the blur of days after his mother died, of Dani offering him a terrible cup of tea, telling him to please make fun of it, thinks of Hannah offering him a much better cup of tea after, and when Dani left murmuring, “she’s a good one, isn’t she?”

    Jamie finds him in the hallway and sits with him, encompassing them both in Owen’s ratty old comforter.

    “I’m supposed to be taking care of you,” he finally says, sniffing a bit, “sorry for doing a shit job at it.”

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    “Have you ever thought about-” she starts, then takes a deep breath, “This might make me a terrible person, but sometimes, when I see two people who think they’re in love, I want to tell them that they don’t really have it. I know that’s awful, but I just know in my gut that,” she gestures at Red Sox bloke next to them, “he is not going to find every possible excuse to make her day better, and she’s probably going to grow to resent him, and sometimes it just makes me so blindingly angry that they get to-”

    “Live? Exist? Have long wonderful monotonous years of being in each other’s company? When a woman who was exquisite in every possible way was taken from you far too soon?” He takes a long draw of his wine, breathes out slowly. “No, can’t say I’ve ever thought about it.”

  2. Rec 13

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    Jamie, for as long as she’d known her, could always tell when Dani walked into a room. Call it a magnet seeking its complimentary pole, call it primordial instinct— Jamie would know. She always knew.

    So when the door to her hotel room was pushed open, artificial light from the hall spilling across her face, she couldn’t withhold a smile.

     

    [Or, a last minute arrival turns up for Flora's wedding. A Bly Manor fix-it.]

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    28 Oct 2020

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    “I tell myself at least once a week we ought to play the lottery,” Jamie managed, and the well behind her eyes gave way, spilling silently. “Remind me to grab a scratch off from the corner store when we’re back home.”

    Dani, who never failed to stir at Jamie’s thrashing.

    Dani, who would cup the side of Jamie’s face and call Jamie back from the hellscape of her mind’s creation.

    Dani, who was solid and present. A little weepy, sure, but here, and hers, and the rarest of people, now and always. There was only one thing Jamie could say:

    “Our problem still stands, Poppins. All this love I have for you comes flooding out of me and I don’t quite know what to do with myself half the time. But it’s the truest thing I’ve ever known, and the safest. The purest, the best. It’s ours, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

    “I love you, too,” Dani whispered,

  3. Rec 10

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    When an intergalactic diplomatic mission goes awry, Daisy doubts her abilities as a leader, and Daniel reminds her why she shouldn't.

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    06 Oct 2020

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    The shaking in her hands worsened in the cool air, and by the time she’d gotten a shirt and sweatpants pulled on, her chest heaved with the effort of working through it. … She could take out an entire alien security team with her bare hands, but now they were betraying her so much she couldn’t even untangle her gnarled hair.

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    “You want a hand?”

    Daisy wanted to say no. The instinctual need to shut him out clawed at her gut and made her want to curl in on herself, to insist that she could handle it. It was a hairbrush, for crying out loud. But his eyes were so soft and willing, and months of close quarters with the man out of time had taught her a thing or two.

    Like no matter how far she tried to jump away when things got hard, he’d just circle patiently and catch her when she was ready to land.

    Slowly, she nodded. “Yeah, actually. If you don’t mind.”

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    “Daisy,” he said into her ear.

    When she didn’t respond, his warm hand curled around her hip and spun her around to face him. She opened her eyes, surprised to feel warm, stinging tears clinging to her lower lids. Christ, of course, now he was going to see her crying.

    “I know better.” She tilted her chin up, doing anything to keep the tears from actually spilling over. “I should have gone in ready for a fight.”

    Daniel cupped her face in one hand, his calloused thumb brushing just under her cheekbone.

    “That’s not always the answer, either. We’ve learned that lesson.”

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    “And you trust me,” she whispered, eyes flicking open to find him smiling at her.

    “I followed you onto a spaceship from the future and almost died about a hundred times doing it,” he chuckled. “I thought that was pretty obvious by now.”

    “Technically, you did die,” Daisy reminded him. “Like, a few times. Remember the time loops?”

    His fingers slid through her hair, damp and tangle-free now. “Actually I don’t, but… someone told me that’s where you jumped me for the first time.”

    “Jumped you? First of all, I wouldn’t call it jumping by any means, and second of all, Mack had no right to say anything, I told him that in…” She trailed off when his muted chuckles bubbled into all-out laughter, and found herself genuinely grinning. “Hey, now.”

    He pressed his lips between her eyes, a barely-there kiss. “Better?”

  4. Rec 2

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    Alexis has a run-in with a rogue wine glass and Ted comes to her rescue.

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    04 Oct 2020

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    Alexis smiled to herself, seeing him in his element —even if she wasn’t an adorable puppy— and continued with the boyfriend-friendly pieces of the story, “Anyway, it was a mess. Thank god his back-up dancers had first-aid training because we were in international waters and who knows how long it would have taken to get back to shore.”

    Ted tied the final knot just as she finished the story.

    “That is simultaneously terrifying and oddly soothing. Like most of your stories, actually,” Ted said finally. “But I’m pretty sure you’ll be just fine. Probably won’t even scar.”

  5. Rec 26

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    When Daniel says some things Daisy's not ready to hear, family dinner seems like the perfect distraction while she sorts out her feelings.

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    11 Sep 2020

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    “Daisy,” Daniel said into her hair. “I didn’t say it so that you would say it back. I said it because I wanted to tell you.”

    His words prickled down her spine, setting all of her nerve endings aflame.

    “Wait, really?” Daisy lifted her head with a bemused look. “But that’s… I mean… You don’t expect some kind of reciprocation?”

    He looked at her as though she’d suggested something outlandish, like dyeing her hair orange or joining the circus.

    “Daisy. Do you want to be with me?”

    She nodded firmly. “Of course I do.”

    “Then that’s all that matters to me. Everything else will either come or it won’t.” He cupped the back of her head, his fingers weaving through her hair as he dropped a kiss to her forehead. “I love you. And it’s fine by me if you need some time to catch up.”

    She wanted to say it. The words were there, lodged in her throat, ready to spill out at a moment’s notice.

    They didn’t, though. Instead Daisy surged up and kissed him, framing his face in her hands and pouring every bit of herself into it. Daniel made a noise of surprise but responded in kind, cradling her head and her hip and holding her like she was something precious and delicate.

    Someday soon, she’d be able to tell him. The mental block, the fear of abandonment would fade, and she would say the words just as casually as he did. Until then, they could keep moving forward. That was enough for him and it was more than enough for her.