Pepper and Steve being besties is my favorite thing
demisexual courfeyrac sharing an apartment with marius who’s gray-ace but doesn’t know it yet
and one night they’re just sitting around and marius just starts to cry and he spills everything and explains to courfeyrac about how he must be broken, he doesn’t know why he doesn’t get crushes or why he doesn’t want to sleep with anyone, and how he’s scared and upset and there must be something wrong with him
and courfeyrac has never actually told marius that he’s demisexual, because it’s never come up
and courfeyrac just stands up and walks across the room and grabs marius’ hands and looks him in the eyes and just says “you are no more broken than i am.”
and he explains to marius about the ace spectrum, and when he gets to gray-ace marius just sucks in a breath as though he’d been punched in the chest and suddenly he’s crying all over again because “courfeyrac, that’s what i am, i’m not broken, i’m not broken, i’m not broken.”
and they just stay up all night that way, both of them crying and courfeyrac repeatedly just whispering “we’re not broken, marius. anyone who’s told you so is wrong, and don’t let them think that. never think that you’re broken.”
sometimes the world just weighs on courfeyrac’s shoulders
but he always wants to be there for people, so he never speaks up when he needs someone to be there
and before he got together with combeferre, he never really had the experience of a significant other coming to him at those times
and when he was feeling like that before, he’d usually just stay away from his friends for a few days because he didn’t want to burden them
but then he and combeferre are together and he’s staying at ferre’s for a few nights and he gets so melancholy and he just sits on the fire escape for half an hour because he doesn’t want to burden ferre with his problems
and then combeferre just comes out and finds him with a cup of hot tea and a warm blanket and they just. sit. on the fire escape in the cold wrapped in a blanket together while courfeyrac drinks his tea
and he doesn’t want to talk about it, he doesn’t want to talk about why he’s sad
so combeferre just takes his hand and starts telling him funny stories from his day, because he knows that courfeyrac isn’t ready to talk yet, and then maybe an hour later when ferre has fallen silent and courf is snuggled up against him, courf just starts to talk
and he spills all the reasons that he’s been feeling bad, recently, and combeferre just. listens. and he holds courf and lets him talk and say everything that he needs to
and when he’s done, he just glances over at combeferre and says, “i’ve never had anyone just know that i needed to talk, before. i usually… well, i usually avoid people when i get like this, i don’t want to tell them about my problems and— oh gosh, i didn’t mean to burden you, i’m so sorry, i—”
but ferre just takes his hands and shakes his head and says “you’re never a burden to me, courfeyrac. and whenever you want to talk like this, please come to me. or even if you don’t want to talk, because i am here for you. you don’t need to be the strong one all the time, you know.”
and courfeyrac just starts to cry, because no one’s ever really told him that it was acceptable to be vulnerable around them before
and it’s another hour before they go back inside and they spend the whole rest of the evening just cuddling and watching tv and maybe courf talks about it all again, but combeferre is there for him 100% to hear what he has to say and to just hold his hand and be there for him
Somehow my facebook has just become a saga of me not having expressed any interest in reptiles or breeding bearded dragons, but facebook being very, very convinced that I should join groups about breeding, showing off, and selling reptiles, particularly said bearded dragons.
One time when my music theory professor was a student in college, he had to accompany an extremely rude soprano for a recital. She treated him like dirt during rehearsals. Just before going on to perform, she made some really snide remark to him that ticked him off, so he transposed the piece up a half step. She cracked three times.
Always be nice to your accompanists, folks.
There is a special place in hell for people that are rude to their accompanists