Love in a Dangerous Time: for [personal profile] mercurybyadidas

Jun. 14th, 2015 03:13 pm
britishbinary: ([in the flesh] Serene)
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Jarvis had always wondered about the concept of being grounded. From a hypothetical perspective—which had previously been the only perspective from which he could consider it—it was fascinating. Studies had shown that there appeared to be no physical cause and it was a purely psychological effect, but a strong, enduring, and consistent one. He had been doubtful that the physical effects associated with grounding were authentic, and were not the result of a psychological placebo, but that was before Pietro had touched him, really touched him, for the first time.

Now, as he lay curled on the couch with Pietro's fingers in his hair, the reverse of their previous position, he watched the pattern of light and shadow over the logs in the fireplace and he thought. He thought about how long a journey it had been for him to arrive in this place. He thought about how much more limited he was like this, and how much more freedom he had. He thought for a long time about the conflict that had brought them to this place, opposite sides and clinging together, hidden away from anyone who would try to pull them apart. But right here, right now, it seemed very distant. He could almost convince himself that nothing else existed.

This must be what grounding meant.

It dawned on him that neither of them had spoken in...was it hours? "I'm sorry, Pet'ka," he murmured, running a hand down Pietro's calf. "I have not been the most stimulating guest thus far."

Date: 2015-06-14 10:19 pm (UTC)
mercurybyadidas: (Happy)
From: [personal profile] mercurybyadidas
"Stimulation is not always needed." His voice was quiet and rich and warm, accent heavier when they were alone, as it always was when he was with someone who could speak his native tongue. "And besides that, it is a lie that you aren't stimulating. I can look at you, watch you, smile with you. I can almost see you think while we sit here, and I marvel at you. That you exist. That you sit here with me. That we found one another again."

Pietro pressed a gentle kiss against Jarvis's hair, gazing at him and caressing his cheek. "I could be silent with you for a year and still find that we have said so much."

Date: 2015-06-15 12:58 am (UTC)
mercurybyadidas: (Thoughtful)
From: [personal profile] mercurybyadidas
A warm laugh and he answered, "All of them. Me being still is not something even my sister has ever seen. But it feels good sometimes, to be still and quiet. To let the moment... seep into yourself. There is a kind of reverence in stillness." And it was good to revere something this precious. He'd decided that long ago.
Edited Date: 2015-06-15 02:27 am (UTC)

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