"Don’t touch me!"
I am not even standing close to you.. Gosh what a fantasy you have.. *rolls eyes and looks at you with my hands folded*
Mav’s defensive stance faltered some at the woman’s words; he had not, in any way, meant to seem like an ass. His emotions were scattered lately; he had somehow lost the ability to filter every sudden outburst. “Damn.. ‘am sorry, Ma’am. I’m not really myself these days.”
"How long was I out?" - Sabiena
"About.. three quarters of an hour, on the dot."
"No you won't be fine. You've a concussion so you need to lie down." She had a worried look on her features while she put an icepack on his head. "Now tell me, what happened?"
"I don’t feel like laying down.." he tried to argue his case, but the moment he attempted to sit up straight, his head began to spin. "Alright.. alright.. maybe I need to take a few minutes. Well, it’s a long story, but to chop it up — I ejected too soon, knocked my head pretty hard.”
Flying was all that Ice could do to forget. Without Maverick to hold or be held by, safety could only be found hauling across the sky. Keeping it together on missions was not easy though, as they had to communicate with one another for the sake of their task as well as the lives of everyone counting on them. At first it was like how it used to be, strained and unwilling to cooperate with Maverick, but as the anger receeded, all Ice found himself doing when combating against enemy forces that wanted to take Maverick out was to defend the one his heart could never really let go of. He loved Maverick completely, intensely, and that would never end just because of a few problems.
It wasn’t just Maverick who had screwed up, but Ice as well and in fact, he mostly blamed himself for everything that had gone wrong. Maverick had gone through some extremely tough things, things that he was so immensely scared of himself that he had no idea on how to handle the situation. After the dust had settled though, the more Ice longed for Maverick. What he wouldn’t give just to see that warm smile of his; the one that cleared the storms and made life possible. He missed those eyes that invited him in on those lonely days and that warmth of his body that told him that he was not alone.
And now there he stood, that man who would always hold his heart and for a moment, Ice had no idea what to say. There were so many things that he had been wanting to say, to explain… and then, Maverick kissed him.
Ice did not recoil nor did he try to stop what had happened. Instead he drew Maverick into his house, wrapping him in his arms and returning that kiss with every bit of passion that had been stored up for the last few months. There was no need to remind his lips on what to do, for they knew Maverick well and would not let him go until Maverick knew without a singular doubt that the feeling was not just reciprocated but truly desired.
Ice pulled away to whisper, “I’ve missed you so much, Pete. I never stopped loving you and I am so, so sorry for what I said and did. I love you, Pete. I love you.” Bringing his face closer to Maverick’s, Ice nuzzled him fondly and tried to hold back the tears that were quickly forming in his eyes. His fingers traced Maverick’s cheek and jaw, remembering him entirely by heart and wishing for them to never part again.
The last few months replayed over and over in his head as he thought long and hard about every bad decision he had made, in an effort to remain a fair distance from the one man he knew he still loved and always would. It seemed as though these feelings, that both held a weight over his shoulders and lifted him high into the clouds, would never fade. It would be forever true for the dangerous pilot - that he would never lose the love he had shared with a man he just could not forget - no matter how hard he tried. Every day he tried to forget, but it was no use. Those emotions were not going anywhere and though they toyed with him, he was powerless against them. They shone a light over his dark world.. as it had been, since the loss of his best friend. Things just hadn’t been right at all since that awful day.
But somehow, the pilot maintained his dignity and he got up in the air every chance he got, in spite of the torment and shadows that lingered around every corner. Darkness appeared to envelope every chance it got and he was much too worn down to react. Ice had scared all of that away, though. Whenever the two were together, there were fireworks through play and rainbows through rest. His world felt complete once more, as though there wasn’t anything missing from it, because he had everything he could’ve ever hoped for already, in Ice. There was just one problem, now. He had fallen silent over several things and each of those had caused further mishaps in their relationship. It was a struggle to overcome the barriers put up between them - yet he blamed only himself for all that had gone wrong. If only there was one word, one single word that could take away all the anguish; but that wasn’t likely - Mav was nothing more than a class A screw up and he knew it, just as everyone else did.
There was something special in that kiss, though. A spark of memories filtered in and out of his mind as they held each other close, tight in an embrace that might have crushed one of them, had Ice not parted for a breath of fresh air. Maverick pulled away unwillingly with a daft grin spread across his face. He marvelled at the sight of his only love and knew that all the troubles they had left unresolved months ago, were soon to be mended. Ice did not look, in the least bit, angry with him and that was all he really needed to feel whole again. Believing he might have wasted his time coming here and could have begged Ice to take him back - that had been keeping him on the down low for weeks. It just didn’t seem likely that after the two had parted in the most miserable of ways, Ice would want anything to do with him ever again. He would have understood, but wouldn’t have been one to simply let it go. Letting go of the man he cared so much about had absolutely no place whatsoever in his future.
”I love you, Tom — God knows I do… do you.. do you know it?" his words were broken up as his voice faltered at the sight of tears in the man’s eyes. It only added to his own upset and although he had fought pretty hard against showing this kind of emotion in front of him - he couldn’t hold it back much longer. The floodgates opened and he sobbed openly, lunging a few steps forward and knocking into Ice as he was, in turn, yanked back into his home. “Of all the good times I’ve ever known, the best have been spent with you, Tom. I’ve missed you so much, you’ll never know.. I’m so sorry. I’ve been such an idiot.”
I will generate a number 1-35 to see what my muse will say to yours. Mix of angst, fluff, flirty, funny, etc.
Flying Against A Ghost is a beautiful track — more people should appreciate that one.
Top Gun, 1986 – end credits
Top Gun, 1986 – “Talk to me, Goose”