You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
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realhayleyghoover:

Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)

*wipes tear*

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suallenparker:

The one with the lie detector. (T)

It’s the same machine she got hooked up on in Providence. That Agent Koenig looks just like his twin brother makes this feel like deja vu. The questions are the same too, which is a bit of a let down, actually. Boring. They get through everything quickly and she has no reason to lie.

When Phil enters the lie detector room, Melinda straightens up and presses her lips together. Her heart skips a beat and she bites her lip, mad at herself because of course the protocol will show her reaction.

“I have a question too,” says Phil.

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Love it!

THANKS!

toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one with the lie detector. (T)

It’s the same machine she got hooked up on in Providence. That Agent Koenig looks just like his twin brother makes this feel like deja vu. The questions are the same too, which is a bit of a let down, actually. Boring. They get through everything quickly and she has no reason to lie.

When Phil enters the lie detector room, Melinda straightens up and presses her lips together. Her heart skips a beat and she bites her lip, mad at herself because of course the protocol will show her reaction.

“I have a question too,” says Phil.

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Haha, you got me, too. Got me wondering where Coulson was going with this. Got me anxious along with May, with her reactions so exposed (wonder what Koenig thinks about May’s involuntary response to Coulson entering). And then he basically pranks her. Lol, great way to end the series. Also, lovely way to tie in the prank from your earlier missing scene. Thanks for doing these fics. It was a fun way (mostly) to run through the season in preparation for the new one. :)

Thank you! I had fun writing these (mostly. ;-D ) and the two of them deserved something to show that he’s comfortable enough with her to mock and tease her.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING! You’re great. :)

toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one with the sweaters. (T)


“I still don’t understand why I can’t just wear one of my suits,” Phil utters.

“Because you put Fitzsimmons in charge of this undercover operation,” Melinda says dryly as they both stare at the clothes laid out for them on two chairs. Sweaters. Simmons wants them to wear sweaters!

He sighs. “I didn’t mean they had to dress us too.”

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*Hugs you for the cuteness*   Love that they both don’t want to hurt Simmons so they wear the carefully-chosen outfits. (great explanation, btw) And they are bantering and grinning at each other. I’m so glad they’re back. :D

*hugs you back for writing me these amazing comments and for being cute* This was such fun to write after all the seriousness and angst of the scenes before! I’m glad you enjoyed it too. Thank you! :)

toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one with the apology (T)


He’s behind the T.A.H.I.T.I program. Not knowing felt better. He was scared before, he’s scared even more now. If he shut it down himself, the trial must’ve truly gone wrong. And now here he is, another test subject.

Melinda stands behind him, not making a sound. They watch the video again. And a third time. She stays quiet and he’s grateful.

“Where did you get this?” he asks, still looking at the screen.

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Oh, such a relief. I wish we could see this scene on the show. Sitting here and rereading this ficlet, I can totally see Ming-Na and Clark doing this scene and blowing everyone away with it. Seriously, it hits all the right beats for these two, from the few words to the meaningful looks they rely on. Coulson telling May that he would have done the same — that is exactly what she needs to hear. And though the future is still unknown and scary, they are not walking it alone. :)

THANK YOU! You’re so kind! I still feel cheated that we didn’t get such a scene in that episode. they both need this! And Clark and Ming Na would’ve been EPIC as they always are. :)

Thank you so much for commenting!

toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one in which he wants to call her. (T)

He almost calls her four times today. First time he’s so mad, he pushes his cell back in his pocket, gritting his teeth. Simmons notices but doesn’t comment. Melinda betrayed him. No need to call her. None.

Second time’s just the same. Nobody catches…

As painful as it’s been, I kind of liked working through Coulson’s hurt and anger these past few missing scenes. (Thank you!) And here, he keeps reaching for May mentally and keeps getting angry at himself for it. “He thought they were equals. He thought they could heal each other.” That hits especially hard. But by the time they are headed back, he is willing to consider her words, to accept them as he hopes she meant them. He wants to make things right between them… (Yay! Time to dial down the angst! … they still need a long and open conversation though :p)

You’re a brave soul! But I have to admit it, I liked it too. ;) We’re suckers for angst, aren’t we? I was also very glad to get to the fluff right after all this angst! I procrastinated these scenes until I could write the fluffy ones for the last few episodes right afterwards!

Thank you so much for your comments and observations. i love reading your thoughts!

toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one about saving. (T)

He hates how she looks at him. So worried. So guilty. He doesn’t want her to care. He doesn’t believe her. And he’s so very mad.

He thought he could save her. A ridiculous motion. He sees that now. She never needed him. She came here by choice. To protect him. To save…

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toomanyheadcanons:

suallenparker:

The one in which he means a lot to her. (T)

He patched her up and walked away. He clenches his fists. He wants to punch someone. He wants to shake her. He wants his friend back. He means a lot to her, that’s what she said. But she’s a brilliant liar and she kept this for him for months and he’s…

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ugh, I only know some of these movies and most of them I don’t like… I suck… XD

You don’t suck. You just don’t like these movies, which is a-okay. Tastes are different!

Look, I’m not trying to tug at your heart strings or whatever, but I threw up really… hard. Like, my abs still hurt from throwing up that hard. And I don’t know if either of you have ever thrown up that hard — #TheStruggle — but it really makes you think.

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stillaslavetothisdream:

I love this guy!

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