Title: Making Understanding Happen
Fandom; Pairing: X-Factor; Shatterstar/Rictor/Rahne, in progress
Word Count: ~2300
Disclaimer: Full disclaimer in my profile. I don't own the story or characters. They belong to Marvel.
Summary: I was given an opportunity and I finally felt this interesting tension between Shatterstar and Rahne that tipped me over from "Oh, I ship these two pairing with one person in both--THREESOME PORN!" into "Huh, I could write realistic polyfic. Cool." YEAH, THAT'S NOT A SUMMARY. DEAL WITH IT.
Note/Warnings: Rahne is still more than slightly homophobic. Everyone is uncomfortable with their sexuality. Issues of consent are maybe slightly sketchy in that a character is getting felt up while drunk, but they say "No" and everyone stops. This gets inside character's heads and, well, that should speak for itself. And obviously, if issues of polyamory, fidelity, "cheating," or what have you bother you--leave. Also, RAW, UNBETA'D, I WAS UP ALL NIGHT WRITING THIS. There, you're all properly warned.
SPOILERS: You pretty much need to read X-Factor 212 and 213.
( Maybe it had started when he slung an arm around her shoulder, or maybe when she’d put her arm around his waist. Or when they turned into each other in the same moment and then they were hugging. Her cheek was tucked under his chin and then against his neck.Collapse )