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Cry me a river - Unrequited

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Your prompt is:


I want a graphic or 100 words featuring someone who has not had their feelings returned. Did they never say it out loud? Did they say it and get sympathy or shock? Does the lovee know and tries to avoid the conversation? Is the sentiment abused for roll in the hay? Lay the angst on thick!

No rewards, no deadline, just... Unrequited!


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Jul. 4th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
Self indulgent angsty fluff.
This just wants to come out when I see the thread title, so I'll let it... Warning : first person and present tense (but for REASONS!)

Can you have such a thing as mutually unrequited love? At first glance it seems ridiculous. Unrequited love isn't mutual by definition, right?

But that's not quite true. Because what Steve and I have very much mutual. It's mutually felt, it's mutually important and it's been mutually ignored, delayed and sublimated for a good three years now. But not quite denied, even while it wasn't declared. He never said, "I wish you were dating me instead of Gabby," but he also never added "like a friend" when he talked about us loving each other, or made those overt declarations of heterosexuality that so many men feel the need to add on to any affection shown for a buddy.

And I was the same. When I told him he looked good, I never said it made me want to kiss him, but then I never said "if I was a girl" or "and I'm not even into guys" like most of my friends would have needed to be comfortable with it. I didn't tell him what he meant to me to give him custody of Grace in an emergency, but I didn't make excuses about coworkers or being closer than my parents either.

We never said it, but we never hid it.

So if it's mutual, how is it unrequited? Well, just look at us today. Being asked to be a guy's best man doesn't exactly scream "requited" now does it? Unrequited love can be shared, but it can't be returned and it can't be rewarded.

And I promise all of you that it won't be.

Steven, I love you, but I will never ask you to give up your family or your honor. Catherine, your husband loves me, but he will never leave you, never cheat on you, never give you anything but his whole heart and life.

And little Rollins-McGarrett, whoever you turn out to be when we finally get to meet you, I will love you too. I will spoil you rotten, drive your parents crazy with advice when I don't think they're doing it right, and make sure that your Daddy comes back to you every single night. That means not trying to take him from your family for the sake of our love, but it also means not being so scared of that love that I run away and leave him with a partner less capable of keeping him safe and marginally sane.

I'm in mutually unrequited love with the groom, and I plan to stay that way for the rest of his happy, lifelong marriage. Mazel Tov.

"Heh, wonder if Cath is gonna be carrying under her gown?" Danny wadded up the paper and tossed it into his office trashcan. He had half an hour or so before he had to leave for the rehearsal dinner but that speech was already written in his head, full of jokes and gentle teasing for an audience of close friends. He could work on the real speech for the reception at the bachelor party tonight. No way he was letting himself get drunk, even with his regrets exorcised in writing.

He had responsibilities, after all.

Edited at 2014-07-05 01:13 am (UTC)
Jul. 5th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: Self indulgent angsty fluff.
There's a lot of mutual unrequited loved going on between Steve and Danny. so sad this was good.
Jul. 6th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Self indulgent angsty fluff.
I love me some angst :) Well done.

Makes me want to write something...but at the moment I have no idea what.
Feb. 27th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
slightly longer than 100 words...

Black Sails

Feb. 27th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
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