byok ([personal profile] byok) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-04-17 08:51 am

Never to touch and never to keep

the non-sexual touch turned romantic or erotic meme

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A touch, one between people who have more than just something together whether they know it or not, can be worth a million. This meme is to celebrate those intimate touches...with a twist. Almost no touch here is sexual, at least overtly, yet with the right chemistry, things can heat up romantically or erotically. This might not even be caused by the sensation caused by the touch itself - or perhaps it is - but rather the sentiment behind the gesture.

Not a smut player? That's fine. There is a tuned-up emotional aspect to all this as well, as has been mentioned. Be sure to include that you'd prefer things to stay a little less steamy the more hands-on things become.

With all that said, let's put that thousand words to rest. Instead, reach out and touch someone.

  • Comment with your character and preferences. Remember to say if you don't want smut.
  • Reply to others.
  • Use RNG. Don't use RNG. It's you're choice.

  1. Chest
  2. Inner arm
  3. Upper arm
  4. Small of the back
  5. Forehead
  6. Face
  7. Ears
  8. Lips
  9. Neck
  10. Nape of the neck
  11. Stomach
  12. Hips
  13. Soft kisses on parts of the body
  14. Upper leg
  15. Lower leg
  16. Ankles
  17. Feet
  18. Touching old scars
  19. Hand kiss
  20. Wiping away tears
  21. Cleaning - whether bathing or with wash rags or towels
  22. Tending to injuries
  23. Massage
  24. Hand holding
  25. Encouragement or cheer up touch
  26. Desire to be close
  27. Embrace
  28. Bodies barely touching
  29. Pressed close in bed or on the couch while cuddling
  30. Flirtatious or trying to be sexual
  31. Keeping them from going away
  32. Before separation
  33. After a long while
  34. Comfort while sick or upset
  35. Teasing or edging close to naughty territory
  36. Accidental touch
  37. Playing them like a harp because you know they want to be touched
  38. Indirect intimacy. No touching the obvious spots!
  39. You can't hold out, you've got to indulge and touch everywhere
  40. Hand kink; you can't get enough of the way their hands feel

slapsintospace: (hah we're fucked)

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-19 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
[ Jason welcomed the weight of Zack's shoulder, not pushing back. His eyes came down from the stars and the moon to find Zack staring right at him. Jason found himself caught in Zack's dark eyes and his really nice smile.

Pretty. ]

Yeah, yeah it is. [ He said, without tearing his eyes from Zack. And after what felt like a long silence he cleared his throat and looked at the coast again, he could see the lines of sailboats lined up in the docks, he decided to focus on that instead. The wind picked up and he could smell the ocean, it was nice to slow down and take it all in. He owed Zack that realization along with many other things he had showed him these past few months.

How or when Zack had time to do any of this, Jason didn't know. But he appreciated it nonetheless.]

I guess it is kinda gay, though. [ He says jokingly, leaning heavily into Zack's shoulder with his but not enough to push him away. ]

blck: (?)

ok im DOOING it

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-19 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Zack was tempted, for a moment, to shoot back at Jason and make fun of him being the gayer one. He'd done the romcom move and looked right into Zack's face while agreeing everything was pretty from up here--that was gay.

But it was also kind of just...sweet. It made Zack's heart beat up in his throat and his ears feel hot. He was sure no one had even indirectly called him pretty before. He didn't know pretty was something he was okay being--but if Jason felt that way, that was all he wanted to be.

He laughed a little, nervous but intent on playing it off, and leaned back into him, tilting his head toward him. He thought about kissing him--now seemed like the right time--but wait;]

Hold up, dude, hold still.

[He reached up, bringing his fingers under Jason's chin and tapping his thumb lightly over his top lip.]

Lemme see your teeth right quick, I think you got something in em.
slapsintospace: (DONT ASK ME SHIT)

WOOOOOOOOOW he freakin done did it

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-19 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Oh shit-- [ Jason wasn't sure what was more embarrassing, the fact that he had almost called Zack pretty with crap in his teeth or that Zack wanted to see it. He swipes his tongue over his teeth but doesn't feel anything coming off.

Jason didn't even remember what he had for dinner, did he even have dinner? He remembered having leftovers from yesterday's chinese at some point during the day- he really hoped that wasn't it. He opens his mouth anyway because, what the fuck else was he supposed to do at this point?

So he just sat there with his mouth open, feeling a little stupid as he showed Zack his teeth.]

blck: (hi)

*tiger voice* I'm a monster

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-19 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Zack laughed, not out of malice, at the look on Jason's face. This wasn't really a normal thing to do, was it?]

Sorry. My mom always just grabs my face when I got shit in my teeth, I forget that's not a thing.

[He wiped the offending whatever-that-was from between Jason's teeth and wiped his thumb on the shingles. He smiled apologetically and leaned in close to Jason's face. His face felt hot enough he knew he probably looked stupid levels of red, but he owed Jason for embarrassing him.

He kissed him lightly on the mouth.]

Didn't put me off, I swear.
slapsintospace: (dakur)

pls shoot jason like he shot alia or whatever her name was

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-19 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ Jason really did have something gross in his teeth, great. He wasn't just about to forget this, ever. Ever.

He ran his tongue through his teeth again just to make extra sure that there wasn't anything else there but suddenly Zack's face was right there in front of his, he looked flushed. Next thing Jason knew he was being kissed and something twisted in his gut, he just had to laugh. It was kind of shy and lame of him to do it but he couldn't help it, he shook his head and bit his lip. Only Zack could do a 180 on him like that.]

Okay, good. But if you need me to go brush and floss you know I will.
blck: (GOTtA GO FAST)

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-19 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Zack laughed when Jason did--mostly because he knew Jason wasn't laughing at him, even though he didn't know what he was actually laughing at. He backed off, a little only, and smiled at him bashfully.

One day, Jason wouldn't make him feel so stupidly shy. One day.

He shook his head.]

I don't need you to do anything. I just didn't even think about it. I-- [He stammered, a little uncertain if he should say what he was thinking. He had to get better at the whole thinking before speaking thing.] I just. Like you a lot, you know? So. It really didn't seem gross to me.

[A million different qualifiers ran through Zack's head. There were plenty of ways he could try to make sure Jason knew he was thinking of him as a friend first.

But he didn't say anything. It wasn't like it was news to Jason that Zack liked him anyway.]
slapsintospace: (dakur)

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-19 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jason feels like words get stuck in his throat, how do you respond to something like that?

It was a little bit of everything that made Jason feel bold despite his embarrassment, the waves, the breeze and Zack's laugh. He wanted to show Zack just how much he liked him too.

So he went for it, he tilted his head and kissed Zack on the lips. In a moment of confidence he parted his lips and the kiss was deeper, he cupped Zack's face and pulled him in closer so he could learn against Jason.

It lasted longer than any other time they kissed. But when he finally drew back his cheeks feel hot and his chest was pounding louder by the second. Shit shit shit, he hoped that wasn't too intense.]

I'm sorry-- I just didn't know what to say to that.
blck: (geh)

wao their first french kiss......๐Ÿ˜ฎ

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-19 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[For a half second, Zack worried he had fucked up. His brain scrambled in that moment for something--anything--to say to play that off. But in the next moment, Jason was on him, hands on Zack's face, lips warm and open against his.

Zack gasped in surprise and wished he could calm the beating of his heart. It was so loud and fast he couldn't imagine how Jason couldn't hear it. After the second it took him to regain his bearings, he kissed back in kind, bringing his hands up around Jason's wrists. He'd never kissed anyone like this, but there wasn't time to worry over whether he knew what he was doing. He touched his tongue to Jason's delicately, running his thumbs over the thin skin of Jason's wrists.

When Jason pulled back, Zack loosened his hold on his wrists but didn't let go. He looked at him, face flushed and heart battering hard against his ribs, and shook his head quickly.]

Don't--don't be sorry. I mean--ha--you can do that anytime you want, man.
slapsintospace: (Default)

wao i cant believe it took 3098429308 years for them to get to first base

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-20 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ Zack's face was really flushed, he seemed just as agitated as Jason felt at that moment. His heart hammered so hard in his chest that he couldn't hear the ocean anymore.

Instead of moving his hands away from Zack's face he brushed his thumbs over his cheeks, he realized how unusual it was to be this close to Zack's face. Not to sound like a total clichรฉ but he really believed he was pretty, more than just pretty, he was beautiful. Jason couldn't even think about saying it out loud.

He definitely wanted to do more of this though, even if it took all of his confidence to dive in and go for it.

When he talks his voice sounds out of breath and he hates himself for it.]

Well, I do want to. I just-- I thought maybe I was rushing you into it. But I really want to.
blck: (unicycle)

it's gonna take 28838373827 years for them to touch butts

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-20 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Zack leaned into Jason's hands and almost laughed out loud. Rushing him? Zack had been raring to do this for--for weeks. He only didn't laugh because...well... he'd been afraid to rush Jason too.

He shook his head again, grinning in spite of himself. He felt as breathless as Jason sounded, but he was proud of himself when his voice didn't waver.]

I think if anything I'm the one who should be worried about moving too fast. I never think.

[He couldn't let himself be outdone, though. If Jason was brave enough to kiss him stupid, so was Zack. He leaned into him, glancing up at his eyes quickly to make sure it was really still cool, and kissed him open-mouthed again. It was embarrassing how jittery he felt with all the nervous energy inside him, but he did his best to move his lips against Jason's with confidence and gripped his wrists a little more firmly to stop his fingers shaking.

Zack couldn't think of anything he wanted more in this moment. There was nothing he wanted to look at or touch more than Jason. He wanted to kiss Jason until they were too nervous to keep going, and then he wanted to laugh with him and lay awake next to him with his heart beating too fast to let him sleep.

He had it bad, didn't he?

slapsintospace: (Thinks about slapping)

they'll be old and still virgins theyll have s-e-x in the afterlife

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-20 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
[ Zack was right, if any of them was rushed and impulsive on first impression it was him. Something in Jason was just really protective of him, more so since he started showing up at his house every other night.

And maybe Jason was just speaking for himself too, because he had never really been with anyone, not like this.

So when Zack kisses him this time, the only thing Jason can do is draw a quick breath and part his lips, he can feel the pressure of Zack's hands on his wrists. Their tongues touch again, just slightly, and his head spins a little. He loosens his hold on Zack's face and moves his hands lower, passed his neck and down to the front of his shirt. He pulled him in a little closer, as close as they can be on top of his roof anyway.

He smiled against Zack's lips and pulled away for a moment. He could be okay with not moving that slow, just slow enough. ]

I think this is good-- better than good. You're not rushing me. [ He hoped to sound at least a little bit convincing.]

blck: (:o)

tbh yes zack is gonna b sick HES NOT CUT OUT FOR SECRET FWB

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-20 04:41 am (UTC)(link)

[Zack looked at Jason, trying not to sound as uncertain as he felt. The prospect of doing something Jason didn't like terrified him a little--but he'd been terrified of fucking up since he first admitted to Jason how stupidly jealous he was. Feeling anxious was beginning to feel like his state of equilibrium these days.

He reached up to cup his hand against the side of Jason's face and ran the pad of his thumb under his lower lip. Jason was a pretty boy, he thought, leaning in and pressing their lips together again. He pulled back to look at him again--the thick, dark fans of his eyelashes, the sharp curve of his Cupid's bow--and felt his stomach flutter nervously.

God, when would the butterflies just die?]

Okay. Just--we'd tell each other if it's not cool, right? I mean, I would tell you. I don't know. I feel stupid--I general, if I fuck up, tell me, okay?
slapsintospace: (lowkey sad about sports)

theyll be official by then......... obviously

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-20 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
[ Everytime they kissed Jason felt more and more convinced that he wanted to keep going. The way Zack looked at him and touched his mouth made Jason's ears and cheeks flare, yet he held Zack's eyes so he knew he meant what he said.

But he also dreaded the idea of making Zack feel like he was pushing him into this. It was Jason who started it tonight and he could also be held accountable for it.

How could he prove that, though? That was the real question. ]

Okay, you haven't done anything that makes me feel that way-- I would tell you if it happened but... I also want you to talk to me if something I do or say isn't right with you.
blck: (geh)


[personal profile] blck 2017-04-20 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
I will. I promise.

[The problem was, really, Zack didn't know where his boundaries lied. Maybe he had already crossed his own boundaries--he wasn't supposed to be fawning over Jason, after all, yet here he was.

He didn't want to compromise Jason's judgment or his position as leader. He didn't want to be so obvious the others caught on. He didn't want Zordon to come down on Jason for getting too close to another ranger. But he felt bound to end up making all those things happen on accident.

God. Zack felt like a pro-level worrier for thinking about that rather than how he should keep kissing the guy who wanted to keep kissing him. He took one of Jason's hands and looked down at it for a moment, thinking. Then he lifted his eyes again and smiled apologetically.]

Sorry, dude. I think I'm just freaking myself out. I'm pretty good at that sometimes.
slapsintospace: (Default)


[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-20 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jason knew better than to push for an explanation but it was killing him not to know what went through Zack's mind right then.

A promise was a good start. But Jason also wanted Zack to feel comfortable and most of all, safe. If that wasn't the case, then Jason could be potentially hurting Zack more than anything.

He pulled farther away from Zack, his concern must be obvious. He laces his fingers around Zack's and squeezes him firmly.]

I know, I just-- I wish I could help. I don't want to be stressed about this.

blck: (:o)

someone kill zack he's so bad at this

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-20 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
No, no--it's not like--

[Zack struggled for words for a moment, squeezing back on Jason's hand. Why couldn't he just shut the fuck up once in a while? Now Jason was worried, but what was Zack supposed to say? He just needed to stop thinking so much, Jason couldn't help him with that.

He didn't want Jason to be stressed--Jason had plenty to stress about already. The last thing he needed was to worry about whatever this thing between them was. He felt like a bad friend. Maybe a good friend would have just kept his mouth shut about being jealous over literally nothing in the first place.]

I'm really sorry--the last thing I wanna do is stress you out, dude. I'm just being stupid. Hanging out with you is really nice. I didn't mean to act like this is anything less than that.
slapsintospace: (detention tension)

stop Zack let Jason kiss u again!!!!!!

[personal profile] slapsintospace 2017-04-20 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Jason stayed quiet for a bit longer than usual. So maybe all of this was just both of them being worried over the other, which was more than fair. The circumstances of their friendship were unique and they were bound to a higher calling and to the rest of their friends.

The thing was that this was the only thing that made Jason feel like he could spare a few hours of his day to be himself, to not think about how he failed to his father or how the fate of the team rested in his incapable hands.

But more than that, he liked Zack. Zack's pretty eyes and black hair. How he smiled at Jason when he thought nobody was looking, how he held his face and kissed him fast when they were allowed a minute alone.

He grabbed Zack's wrist and pulled him in close. He kissed him right in the corner of his mouth, sweet and fast and yeah maybe Jason also had it pretty damn bad by now. ]

It's more than nice, it's just-- I feel like I can't tell you how good this is, for me. [ he leans his forehead on Zack's shoulder.] I'm not stressed when I'm with you, that's not what I meant.

I like you, more than I can remember liking anyone.
blck: (hi)

he really is dead now

[personal profile] blck 2017-04-20 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[If Zack thought he felt flustered before, he was a million times more flustered now. He knew Jason liked him--but he didn't know Jason liked him that much. That was something. He couldn't find it in himself to be worried about it, even though maybe it should have worried him.

It really only just felt good to hear that.

He felt like he was melting, a little. Like his insides had lost all their substance and become jelly. He looked down at Jason's head against his shoulder and felt his heart crawl up into his throat again. It was a waste of time to be worried about what could go wrong or any of that--he felt dumb for wasting any breath on that idea.

He brought his hand up to cup he back of Jason's neck and felt a wave of calm wash over him in spite of how flustered he felt. If Jason liked him that much, Zack didn't have to worry about liking him too much.]

Yeah. You're right. This is the best.

I've never liked anyone as much as I like you, either. [He laughed, partially because it was a relief to say that out loud--but also because it was funny.] Man, if someone told me a year ago I was gonna be this close to Jason Scott I woulda laughed in their face. I think the last time I talked to you before all this was probably like twice in kindergarten.