Saturday, August 30, 2014

At the Deep End - Chapter 30


I'd never been more glad than I was today for the arrangements my dad had made so we could see Carmen. This past weekend had been very hard on Jasper, after his mom had stopped by to see the game last Saturday, only to make a quick exit.

Rose had ended up telling him a few things that he apparently hadn't been aware of himself, and it had weighed heavily on his mind for the rest of the weekend. He'd been very quiet all of yesterday, and had sat for hours with his guitar in hand, mindlessly strumming it. It made me wonder if the guitar itself held any significance to him, or whether that was how he worked through things.

When he wasn't sitting with his guitar, he'd snuggled with me on the couch, the TV on low for background noise, though neither of us had paid it any real attention.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

At the Deep End - Chapter 29


“Hey, babe, would you grab the towels? They should be done by now. I've got everything else,” I called out, double-checking my bag to make sure I really did have everything I'd need. Today would be the first time I'd be able to play again.

It had been three weeks since the team had played a game, and though I'd started training again two weeks ago, I felt anxious. I didn't know our opponents very well, and I didn't feel I was quite back to my old self yet, so I was a little worried.

Worried, but determined.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

At the Deep End, Chapter 28


“Come on, Felix! Go! Go! Go!”

“To Edward, to Edward! Yes!”

Loud cheers and thundering applause met my ears as I scored a goal, tying the score right at the whistle for half-time. I'd been vaguely aware of the guys on the side of the pool cheering us on, but it wasn't something I focused on. For one, it was hard to hear over the water and the things that were going on around me. And for another, I could not afford to lose focus on what I was supposed to be doing.

I allowed myself a moment, though, as each team went to their respective side, to check who was there. Jasper and Bella were standing side-by-side in the front row, only slightly removed from the rest of the team because they weren't able to play. They were both fully clothed, so sitting too close would've meant getting wet. I grinned at them.

Monday, August 25, 2014


A/N: A week or so ago, there was a clip of Sci-fi's men, a documentary or something they were teasing us with. In it, was this image. It struck a chord and begged to have its story told, so here it is. 
Thank you to Jilly for beta'ing, Kaz for pre-reading, and a big thank you to Fanarts for the lovely banner.
Alas, I do not own SGA (if I did, it'd be on the air again). This is all in good fun. 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

At the Deep End - Chapter 27


I groaned as the alarm went off. I had no desire to get up — or for Edward to leave. Not after we'd finally come to an understanding last night. Hearing him talk to Emmett, how he feared that our loving each other might not be had scared me. I'd still been angry about what had taken place in the pool, in front of our teammates, no less, but to hear Edward's fears spoken out loud like that was like being dunked in ice water.

I hadn't known what to do, how to process everything I was feeling, so I'd clung to the anger. It seemed silly now — stupid, even. Then when we got home, I'd run for cover – equal parts pissed at myself, at Edward, and at everything that had happened.

And then Edward had started to play the piano. His music had drawn me out, because I could hear all of his frustrations in it — all of his fears. Fears that so closely mirrored my own. They tore at my heart, forcing me to try to reach out to him. I needed him so much.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

At the Deep End - Chapter 26

"Damn it...come on; change!" I yelled at the light that had turned red moments before I got to it. I was already running late thanks to work. Just as I'd feared, I hadn't been able to get out in time to go to class - and as it stood now, I wasn't going to be able to get there for training to start.
At least Bella was able to cover class for me. And Emmett'll start the session if I don't make it on time.
I ran my fingers through my hair in frustration. I really could do with a good work out after today. Hell, after the last couple of days - work some of the stress out.
Thankfully, the light changed, and I drove a little faster than I probably should have to the club. Luck seemed to be on my side as I found a place to park near the entrance. Grabbing my bag, I ran inside, showered, changed, and walked into the swimming hall. Bella came up to me with a worried expression.

Friday, August 22, 2014

At the Deep End - Chapter 25

I stared at the phone in my hands, wondering once again if I should try and call Momma or not. Edward had left for work an hour ago, after I assured him that I would be alright on my own. With a sigh, I tilted my head back against the couch, looking up at the ceiling as my mind wandered to the conversation Esme and I had the day before. I hadn't been certain about having her in the house all day, but in the end I had been very grateful for her presence.
She hadn't pushed me - too much anyway - and eventually we had sat down and talked about what had happened. I'd told her everything - from talking to Momma and asking if we could all get together with the intent to come out to them, to the week spent with Edward and how it had made me feel to be more open when we were out in public, to Bella's party and then going to the club afterward.