picturethat ([personal profile] picturethat) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-19 06:14 pm

One little step forward

little steps


No matter how much they care for the other person and want to be with them, some people simply can't dive head first into relationships. Little things that form intimacy and romance, little acts we take for granted - being close, holding hands, kissing, showing affection in public - they won't or can't do...at least not right off the bat. Something in their past, their experiences, their trauma, or even their personality holds them back. For both them and the person they're "dating," as it were, this can lead to a frustrating experience.

Still, steps can be taken towards letting the walls fall down. Little, tiny steps, but those can mean the world all the same.

The People
One With the help of a partner, one person warms up.
Two Both sides of this couple are learning how to be in a relationship and to be open.

The Actions
Talking → A relationship can't exist if there's not some communication, so either learn to use your words or become so close you can speak without them.
Spending Time → Even such mundane occurrences as watching TV or cooking together is new ground.
Touching → You might just find you enjoy reaching out and touching them.
Kissing → Another kind of touch, when you think about it.
Cuddling → ...at least they're warm and, hopefully, soft.
Sleeping → You're at your absolute weakest when you're asleep. It shows trust to doze off around this person.
Public Display → It's one thing to be in love in private, but showing you care in public is a different story.
Kind Words → Three little words (more or less) are all it takes. Why, then, are they so hard to get out?
Sex The ultimate stumbling block to some. To be laid blissfully bare is to truly let your guard down.
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ooc: Warning: nothing about this will likely be cute. Despite possible appearances. Kingsglaive spoilers.
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[Oscar wouldn't say he and Takeshi are 'dating', he would say that they are close friends that visit each other privately. They play games together, and sometimes... they embrace in the privacy of their respective places.

Ok, maybe they are rather close for friends. Today is a average day together, Takeshi brought food and they are playing Mario Kart. So far, so good.]
jhin: — ᴀʟʟ ɪᴄᴏɴs ʙʏ ᴊʜɪɴ ᴜɴʟᴇss ᴏᴛʜᴇʀᴡɪsᴇ sᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ. (pic#11057742)

50 years later whoops // one + touching/kissing/kind words

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[ a little obsession goes a long way.

with talon more a threat than a friend these days — the mask saves jhin from hellfire's pellets before he escapes — his employers find new business elsewhere. they look for advantages, opportunities, something that makes talon fall and bleed in retaliation for their betrayal even if their relationship is short. that is why when the world needed heroes and a scientist required manpower, they send their representative and assure winston that he will only do his work in the field, their operative is a smart man who can control himself when necessary.

"Just a bit critical, is all." the director said. they're here to help save the world, and so lends jhin's sharp eye to them.

the moment he steps into the gibraltar base with his mask on is the first day of the year overwatch has his skills. winston briefs the team about the new recruit before and during his arrival, just as he did about the junkers they brought in months ago. mccree finds him familiar from the stories he's heard while in asia — supposedly a rumor that leaves bodies behind to the point that some of the police couldn't stomach it. jhin just shrugs, hands behind his back with the look of his face hidden with his mask.

mccree sends a metal fist right at his jaw, sending him to meet the doctor in the infirmary. that is how he meets mercy face to face with no mask and balaclava on, but he doesn't get to meet angela ziegler until a month later at two in the morning. they bump into each other in the kitchen for a cure for insomnia in the form of chamomile tea. conversation commences up to nearly five, surprisingly.

it happens again a few days later, except in the afternoon. and again. after his small competition with hanzo. after she finishes patching up junkrat due to another experimental explosive. another time it's visiting the city.

eleven months later —
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For you.

[ he's always been a quick learner, german being a start. four roses, where one is white and another is red. a third is stripped of both and the fourth is yellow, like the accents of her uniform. completely out of place, but that's where he finds it to be just right. it's golden like the colors of angels halos, like her hair. her personality. her heart, he imagines.

sometimes the urges wonder if she bleeds gold, but instead jhin kisses her fingers with his free hand. the mask on the table, balaclava still on revealing only one blue eye from a set.
]

(( ooc; lmk if I need to edit stuff! ))
Edited 2017-04-09 10:38 (UTC)