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Ben Wyatt ([personal profile] bababooey) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-04-05 05:45 pm

the hurt/comfort meme

Hurt/Comfort - Hurt/comfort is a fan fiction genre that involves the physical pain or emotional distress of one character, who is cared for by another character. The injury, sickness or other kind of hurt allows an exploration of the characters and their relationship.

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- Roll 1-10 at RNG for a scene, play it out and have fun!

1. INJURY. You've been injured. Broken bones or bleeding out or maybe just a tiny little papercut. The choice is yours.
2. SICKNESS. You're sick and laid up in bed, at home or in a hospital. The severity is up to you.
3. FEAR/ANXIETY. Something is happening and you're scared beyond belief.
4. LOSS OF SENSES. Sight, touch, taste, hearing, smell, etc. You've lost some important sense or ability and now you're left to deal with it.
5. DESPAIR. Nothing is good or right anymore and you can't shake the depression. Maybe that friend of yours can help though...
6. BREAKUP. You've been dumped. You need someone to comfort you, possibly by the one who dumped you.
7. MAKE UP. Fight or break up, it's time to makeup.
8. RESCUED. You've just been held captive and/or tortured for however long and finally, someone has come to the rescue.
9. BAD ROMANCE. Fight, cheated on, abused, whatever the case is, someone else can clearly see you need comfort from someone who isn't your terrible lover tonight.
10. LOSS. You've experience a loss of some kind and need help getting through it.
11. INSANITY. You're seeing things that aren't really there, hearing voices, or you're just convinced you're at your wit's end finally and you're going to crack. Maybe someone can give you a helping hand.
12. TIRED. You've had a heard life recently and you're just worn too thin to really care anymore. There's no fight left in you anymore. Can someone help change your mind?
13. ADDICTION. Drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, or any other type of addiction has got you in its grasp. First time or relapse. Will someone be able to save you?
14. INSOMNIA. You can't sleep anymore, no matter how hard you try. Maybe someone can give you company.
15. NIGHTMARES. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, you can't sleep without gruesome, horrible nightmares. Either someone is stuck in your dream with you, witnessing it or they're just waking you up, soothing you out of it.
16. BLACKMAIL. You've been caught doing something you shouldn't and you were blackmailed because of it
17. SEPARATION. You're going to be separated for awhile or were separated for a long time. Either make up for lost time or try to spend every last moment together.
18. VIOLATED. You've been violated in some way. Can include sexual overtones or not. Can someone help you through it?
19. STRANDED. You've been stranded somewhere remote, with no help of anyone finding you for awhile. Can you survive this together?
20. SINS. You're feeling the weight of your sins and guilt clearer than ever. Can someone give you absolution or lessen the ache any?
21. SECRET. It's difficult having to keep that secret of yours, be it a relationship or something you just don't want to share with anybody else. Maybe it's okay to talk about it now though...
22. ADDITION. Babies should be joyous things unless you're in a situation where you know you won't be able to care for them. Either you've adopted or found out you're pregnant.
mccallme: (worry)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-06 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[He'd gotten a text earlier that day from Stiles that said he wasn't going to be at school because he wasn't feeling well. He'd frowned when he'd gotten it, because Stiles didn't really get sick very often. He couldn't remember the last time his friend actually had been sick. Of course Stiles was human and susceptible to illness the same as anyone else and Scott knew that, too.

So after school, he'd let it drop to his mom that Stiles wasn't feeling well and she'd immediately made homemade chicken noodle soup for him since his dad was working an evening shift that night. Scott took the thermos of soup from her and kissed her on the cheek before gathering his bookbag, an extra change of clothes just in case his friend was sick enough that he shouldn't be alone and Scott needed to stay over, a couple of movies that he knew Stiles liked but didn't own, and took his bike over to the Stilinski household. Instead of using the door, he made his way up and onto the roof, peeking into the window and seeing Stiles sprawled out on the bed. He slid the window open slowly and climbed inside, setting his stuff down quietly and moving to sit in Stiles' desk chair. He wasn't going to wake him, but he'd be there when Stiles woke up on his own.

He pulled his history book out of his bag and started on the day's reading assignment.]
callidus: (pic#7646113)

[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-06 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ for stiles to be sick, and actually stay home from school could only mean one thing: the poor boy was on the verge of death. such is not the case this time, not entirely, but he sure felt like death when he woke up that morning and tried to get ready for school. once upon a time, missing a day or two of school wouldn't really have really been too big a deal ( though it would have meant sitting at home all day, bored and scott-less ), but now, now that beacon hills has gone the way of the supernatural, missing school, being away from his friends, stiles didn't want to stand for it.

except that standing hadn't been much of an option that morning. the whole world seemed to tilt when he'd stood that morning. he's thoughts had immediately gone to some sort of supernatural affliction, but the in reality, it was probably no more than the flu.

it was some time after scott showed up when stiles finally woke up. there's a moment of startled panic while his mind tries to register that it's only scott. because who else would it be, right? he sits up in bed, rubbing his eyes

Have you just been watching me sleep this whole time? That's pretty Derek of you.
mccallme: bmshipperarts @ LJ (hopeful)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Scott hears the change in Stiles' heartbeat as he starts to wake up and he puts a placeholder in his history book, turning to look at his friend, seeing it register on Stiles' face that he's not there alone.]

Sorry, man. [He really didn't mean to startle him.]

And no, sorry again. I've been doing homework while you slept. Mom sent over homemade chicken noodle soup. [He holds up the thermos as evidence and arches his eyebrows a little.]

How are you feeling?
callidus: (pic#7647788)

[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-07 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ one would think that, at this point, stiles would be used to the idea of waking up with scott in his room. it's not like it's the first time, and it likely won't be the last.

stiles waves his hand dismissively and shakes his head. apologies and explanations are unnecessary. he wasn't in school today. that's reason enough for scott to show up in his room. he'd likely do the same if the roles were reversed. holding out his hand for the thermos and then gesturing for scott to hand it to him, he shakes his head again and shrugs

I'm feeling great, man. [ it's only mostly a lie. promise! ] Okay so tell me everything I missed. No detail is too small. Unless it's about school work. Feel free to glaze over that a little.
mccallme: (are you sure?)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
[probably definitely won't be the last time. it's not like they've ever needed or required invitations to the other's house.

He reaches out and gives Stiles the thermos of soup, though he does look at him skeptically at the I'm feeling great, man comment. Because yeah, right, Stiles.]

Really wasn't much of anything. It was boring without you to entertain me in econ. [he smirks a little.] Coach went on a rant about supply and demand that turned into a long-winded ramble about how Wal-Mart was out of his favorite flavor of coffee this weekend and how obviously the demand was greater than the supply or...I don't know, dude, I kinda gave up trying to make sense of what he was saying and started texting Kira.
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-07 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ not believing him about how he feels? that hurts, scott. deeply.

he twists the cover off of the thermos as scott talks about the events of the day. the very same ones that stiles wasn't that interested in hearing about. with everything going on in their lives lately, mundane school related stuff is not high on his list of priorities when it comes to being regaled with tales from earlier in the day. but he listens anyway, mostly because he's started drinking down the soup and can't interrupt the story with his mouth full. he does, however, smirk as well once he's swallowed his mouthful of soup

Uh yeah, I was actually going to tell you today when I got to school. I might've had something to do with the coffee thing. Let's just say I convinced dad to switch coffee brands this weekend. [ maybe he subconsciously knew that he'd be sick today and did it as a way of making sure scott was somewhat entertained without him? it's possible. stranger things have happened! ] There was something about a late shipment so they were running low on that brand. I grabbed whatever they had left.

[ hey, every once in a while, he needs a bit of normal in his life. some natural to balance out the supernatural, if you will. sure, buying that much coffee probably isn't what most would consider 'normal' but whatever. tomatoes, tomahtoes ]
mccallme: (caught off guard)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
[he knows you too well, Stiles. TOO WELL.

he watches Stiles take the cover off the thermos and start to drink the chicken soup. school has never been super high on scott's list of priorities, as reflected by his grade point average. but he's been trying to make more effort, even if it falls well beneath dealing with supernatural things that threaten the town, and making sure his friends and family are all okay. But at Stiles coffee admission, his eyebrows rise.]

Dude. You bought that much coffee? [There's confusion and uncertainty in his voice. Why is he suddenly -- oh. He frowns.]

So, how's it helping? I mean it's to help you stay awake right?
callidus: (pic#6567882)

[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-07 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ well, the coffee thing definitely had more than one purpose. it was a dig at coach, sure, because he could have gone with any brand of coffee, right? but he also could have done anything to coach to get him all riled up. the coffee definitely had a secondary purpose. or a primary purpose to go along with the secondary purpose of needling coach. eventually exhaustion starts an epic battle with the caffeine and one has to give ]

Some for my dad. Some for me. None for coach. [ he smiles again, though there's no real feelings of joy behind it this time, and it disappears quickly when he sees scott frowning. you're right scott. he didn't actually feel like smiling either ]

It helped pretty well. Until it didn't. I don't know if maybe I'm just getting used to the caffeine or maybe there's some sort of threshold that I'm passing where a certain amount of coffee goes from effective to completely ineffective. I'm not sure how long I was asleep before you got here but I guess that means it's probably stopped helping completely.
mccallme: (looking down -- sad)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
[scott watches him with worry for a moment, then leans forward, resting his arms on his thighs and clasping his hands together. he isn't sure why, but he'd thought maybe...maybe things were getting at least a little better for his best friend. but obviously he's wrong. if stiles is trying that hard to OD on caffeine in order to stay awake, obviously he's not okay. the nightmares, he thinks.]

Stiles... [his voice is hesitant. he understands stiles not wanting to sleep. he doesn't want to sound judgmental because that's not what this is about. not at all. he's worried. very worried.]

I'm not sure that...that much coffee is really...a healthy thing for your heart, dude. Or... [or for your mind, he thinks. not if the purpose of all the caffeine is to avoid sleep. it's not something that will work long term. it just isn't. and he knows stiles is smart enough to already know that.]

How bad is it? [his voice is quiet when he asks.] The nightmares. How bad is it still, Stiles?
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-07 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
[ 'the night is always darkest before the dawn' right? or 'it always gets worse before it gets better'. or whatever saying people prefer that basically just reminds stiles that this might not even be the worst things are going to get. he leans forward, elbows on his legs and head in his hands ]

Caffeine or nightmares. I'm not sure either are really all that good for me. [ there's a long, drawn out sigh as he shrugs ] I think dad took the rest of it with him to the station tonight anyway. Told me to lay off it and that I should try to get some sleep.

[ staying awake could very well be the rest why he just feels sick all over too. sleeplessness isn't exactly conducive to a healthy, strong immune system, right? or it could just be the very nature of his nightmares making him feel ill. who even knows anymore? certainly not him ]

I... I think they're getting worse. [ but how can he be sure when he's not sure what's a dream and what isn't? though that, in itself, should be proof enough that things aren't improving ]
mccallme: (sad)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
[when stiles leans over like that and puts his head in his hands, scott rises from the desk chair and moves over so sit down on the edge of his friend's bed, reaching out and laying a hand on stiles' shoulder. he knows how stiles has struggled with nightmares, ever since his mom died. knows they come periodically, but the last few months...

it's been hell for all of them, but especially for stiles.]

Well, I mean he's right about that. You need sleep, man. [but he knows what his friend is afraid of. he has a pretty good idea of what those nightmares are about, in very vivid detail. he's had a few himself. mostly about allison but --

he can't do anything about that. not now. but stiles is here, and he can be there for his best friend.]

Talk to me, Stiles. Tell me what's going on. [he shifts his hand to stiles' wrist, drawing away some of the bodily aches his friend is experiencing and wishing there was more that he could actually do than listen and take physical pain.]
Edited 2014-04-07 07:16 (UTC)
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-07 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ he lifts his head when his aches and pains start to drain away. he wants to tell scott to stop, that it's not really worth it because it'll all come flooding back sooner or later anyway, but the sudden relief he feels keeps him from it. not just relief from his aches, but the relief that only comes with being reasonably sure that he's awake and this is happening. logically, he knows that in a dream, scott could do the same thing, but he just needs this moment to be logic free or he'll go out of his mind trying to figure out 'is it or isn't it?' he already does that enough ]

Even when I do sleep, I'm not sure it ever really feels like I've slept. At least if I stay awake, I can be a little more sure that I actually am awake.

[ can he though?

hey, remember when they were talking about school? can they just go back to that? it was a little easier to talk about. right now, stiles is pretty sure he isn't even making any sense
mccallme: (worry)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-07 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
[scott finally lets go of his wrist after a long moment and he listens when stiles talks. he shifts onto the bed more, resting his back against the headboard as he thinks about the words his friend has said. he doesn't know how to make this better. he really wishes he did.]

You gotta sleep, Stiles. I know it sucks. But you need to rest. [he can't lose stiles, too. he can't.]

What can I do? How can I help?
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ true alpha scott mccall, always putting his pack before himself. scott's got his own issues, his own stuff to deal with, yet he continues to sit here, trying to make sure that stiles is okay.

stiles turns in his bed a bit to put his hand on scott's shoulder, giving it what he hopes is a fairly reassuring squeeze. once upon a time, that might have been enough, back when the most pressing matters in their lives were school and lacrosse. squeeze the shoulder, pat on the back and some variation of 'everything'll be okay'. you know, simple reassurances

You can't fix everything, Scott. Besides, I'm pretty sure there are other things to worry about.
mccallme: (looking down)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-08 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
[he sighs softly and looks down at his hands. things are definitely more complicated now than they used to be, in so many ways. things aren't easy anymore. he glances at stiles. he knows he can't fix everything. he sort of hates that he can't fix everything. he just wants his best friend to be okay again.]

Well, I can worry about multiple things at once. True alpha super power. [his voice is light and joking, even if it doesn't reach his eyes.]
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
[ stiles gives scott's shoulder another squeeze before letting his hand drop and moving to sit comfortably against the headboard, next to his friend. he probably shouldn't have said that, that scott can't fix everything, because that it'll likely just make scott try harder. it just happens that some things don't need to be fixed, they sort themselves out. some things, however, just can't be fixed. he's not really sure yet what category he falls into. or his friends. maybe they're all fixable. maybe none of them are.

it may sound that way from time to time, but stiles hasn't exactly given up yet. you don't know if you don't try, right?

You should probably keep the worrying to a few things at a time, Captain True Alpha. [ super power. super hero type name. stiles is attempting to join the light-hearted and joking side of the conversation even though he really isn't feeling it either. wittiness is not for the tired ]
mccallme: (you weren't asleep)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-08 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
[scott glances at his best friend and sighs a little. he knows what stiles means. he understands what he's saying, even if he doesn't necessarily like it. or agree with it. and he's definitely not going to stop worrying about stiles regardless.]

Probably. I'll get on that as soon as I figure out how.

[he's quiet for a long moment.] So do you think you're sick because of lack of sleep? [he's not sure and though he's tempted to feel stiles' forehead the way his mom did to him a billion times over the years growing up, he thinks that might be a little weird and instead just waits for stiles' response.]
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
[ just like stiles won't stop worrying that scott worries just a little too much. because then he takes on too much and he's been able to handle it all so far, but that might not be the case all the time. stiles worries about that day. it may not even come and hopefully it doesn't, but that doesn't mean stiles stops thinking about it ]

It might be because of that. At least I think it might be. I'd imagine my body's not exactly on high alert right now. I guess fending off viruses just isn't worth the trouble right now. [ that said, he finishes off the rest of the soup that scott's mom sent over. it's cooled off since he started it, but it's still just as good. it's just missing that cosy feeling that soup usually comes with ] Probably be fine tomorrow.
mccallme: (uncertain)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-08 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[scott supposes it's normal. at least it is for them, anyway. it's always been like this, worrying about one another and looking after each other. for such a long time it had literally been just the two of them. before werewolves and kanimas and darachs.]

Yeah, that makes sense. You've been through a lot lately. [they all have, really. it makes sense that stiles' immune system is lower than usual. he remembers when he was younger, he would get sick a lot more often than other kids because of his asthma and he doesn't miss that part of being human at all. being sick sucks. he's glad when stiles finishes up the soup, because maybe at least that will help a little.]

Think it would help if I was here? You know, with the nightmares. [since his dad isn't.] I have a ton of homework that I brought over, so I could just work on that while you sleep.
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
[ and there's the topic of sleeping and nightmares again. not that they ever really stopped talking about it, but for about thirty seconds, it was only about sleep in how it related to his current illness. he nods though. it actually could help and for several reasons. if he does sleep ( which he doesn't necessarily intend on doing any more tonight ), scott can wake him if he needs it. and if he decides against sleep ( the probable course of action ), there's the excuse of staying up all night with scott. sure, that'd be just as easy in an empty house if not easier, because then there'd be no one to keep telling him to get some sleep but there's something about the idea of falling asleep and waking up later in an empty house just doesn't sit well with him right now.

besides, what logical reason does he have for refusing scott? you know, his practically attached at the hip best friend? that's right. none

Hey, it can't hurt, right? If I fall asleep, I've got you here. And if I don't, you're here for that too.

[ did that sound casual? because he tried to sound casual about it ]
mccallme: (kind of hopeful)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-08 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
[once scott fixates on an issue, he tends to really fixate on it. once stiles agrees to his staying, he grins a little because maybe it'll help his friend sleep and if not, well. it's been a long time since he and stiles have hung out for reasons other than supernatural crises. granted, this is kind of related, but still. he's missed just hanging out with stiles and doing normal stuff like homework or playing video games.]

I packed some stuff just in case. [he motions to his bag, referring to his pajamas and toothbrush that were inside. he gets off the bed and moves over to grab his history book before returning to his space on the bed.]
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ admittedly, stiles misses those things too. he misses a time when just hanging out and doing stupid things didn't feel like time wasted, time when they could be saving someone, or solving some mystery of the supernatural variety. not that stiles would ever consider any time spent with his best friend 'wasted time' but it's just that feeling in the pit of his stomach, like there's something more they should be doing at any given time. he misses when it was just the two of them. he wouldn't trade their extended group of friends for anything ( okay, maybe there's one or two that he considers trading in from time to time ), but when it was the two of them, things were still pretty normal ]

Always prepared. Isn't that the Boy Scouts' motto? Anyway, I figured you'd have all your stuff with you. You can't really pass up the opportunity to spend the night hanging out with your old buddy Stiles, right?
mccallme: (grin)

[personal profile] mccallme 2014-04-08 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
[in scott's mind, any time spent doing something normal is a point in their favor. it will help keep them balanced. help them maintain a little semblance of sanity in their otherwise very crazy lives. it'll help them to be more level-headed when the crap hits the fan as it inevitably will, always. he misses when it was just him and stiles, too. things were easier then. but he doesn't feel like they've grown at all apart. stiles is still the first person he turns to when he's in trouble or when he needs advice. he cares for all of them, of course, but stiles is his brother. it'll always be just a little bit different.]

Something like that, yeah. [he grins again, and shrugs.] And nope, definitely not. Was the soup good?
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[personal profile] callidus 2014-04-08 09:47 am (UTC)(link)
[ that's definitely one way to look at it. making sure to do something normal whenever they get the chance is probably important. it can help to remind them that things won't be like this all the time and that they can lead normal lives still, despite... everything. scott especially, being a werewolf now and everything. and it's part of stiles' responsibility as a best friend to make sure that scott continues to feel at normal as possible. or something like that.

it still makes stiles feel antsy though, like there's something more they should be doing, some crisis they should be averting

Could probably use a little more of it next time. With some crackers too. Or no, wait, some nice fresh dinner rolls.

[ yes scott, it was delicious and stiles is grateful to both you and your mom ]