"I'm just saying, I didn't get my reputation for nothing," Steve baits.
"What reputation is that?" Eddie asks. Robin looks horrified and Steve can’t actually be sure whether Eddie is trying to embarrass him or her. If it's the former, Eddie is about to be disappointed. This is one department in which Steve is not ashamed of his performance.
"Reciprocation," Steve says. The word alone has Robin pulling a face. "I used to have a 100% record," Steve adds a little grumpily to Eddie.
Eddie narrows his eyes at him, and Steve can tell he's biting his tongue. Steve would like to bite it for him. Jesus. Get it together, Harrington.
Or: Eddie gets a job; Steve wants to give him another; the universe - including Dustin, Robin, and Eddie himself - is against him.
In which the Unknown God's attack only somewhat succeeded, and Teyvat is blessed with not just one Traveler, but two. If it were anyone else, perhaps the twins would have admitted defeat, carved out an ordinary life in this strange new land content with each other.
Instead, Aether and Lumine rescue a weird drowning pixie, travel across Teyvat to solve everyone else's problems, and dream of kicking a certain god's teeth in.
Fandoms: 原神 | Genshin Impact (Video Game)
12 May 2022
Not all gods have long memories.
(Primordial!Travelers AU, in which Lumine and Aether are not just gods, but amongst the oldest ones.)
- Part 1 of odyssey
Raise the sparks.
"What did you do with Eddie?" Robin says from directly behind him.
Her hand lands heavy on Steve's shoulder before he can move. It feels like the time Officer Callahan caught him, Tommy and Carol arguing over whose fake ID looked the most believable behind the blind-eyed liquor store on Burlington Avenue, sophomore year.
He feels capital b Busted.
Steve hasn't done anything with Eddie. He does have a detailed mental catalogue of the things he'd like to do with Eddie. But Robin can't possibly know about that. Can she?
Or: Steve dons Eddie's vest to preserve the sartorial integrity of his new favourite polo shirt. He gets away with it right up until he chooses not to.
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27 Nov 2022