Consensual cuddle?
Sun Aug 12, 2018 05:57

“I’ve never had a friend like you before,” Ness smiled, “Someone who likes that I’m odd and just… well, that really. Likes me for being me.”

Evelyn seemed settled on coming to stay with them for the holidays, and that was awesome. Ness was really excited about the plan, although the more Evelyn talked the more it seemed like a great plan but for terrible reasons. Ness’ stomach went all squirmy as Evelyn asked about a couple of things.

“No,” Ness replied firmly, wanting to make it clear that this was way, way, way unacceptable and not something Evelyn should ever have had to put up with. “No, they don’t. And… I mean, is that what happens? You definitely have to get out of there. And tell a grown up about it. People aren’t supposed to stay in situations like that.

“Of course,” Ness nodded, as Evelyn was cuddling up, and asking for help. “I’ll help you with absolutely anything you need help with. Ever. All the time. Would you like a hug?” It seemed pretty obvious from context that Evelyn was ok with getting a bit closer because she had initiated snuggling into Ness, and it definitely seemed like a hug-worthy kind of situation, but equally they had only known each other a day, and Ness wasn’t confident that there was 100% explicit and clear permission to touch Evelyn right now, so it seemed better to ask.

  • Well in that case!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 12 03:14
    Evelyn wasn't sure how much she could get into lip synching herself, but watching drag queens at a disco something or other do it sounded amazing. And rooming with Ness for two weeks? She wondered a... more
    • Consensual cuddle? — Ness, Sun Aug 12 05:57
      • I should've asked!Evelyn Stones, Mon Aug 13 01:50
        Evelyn frowned and tried not to tremble. She hated to think that her life was so different or unacceptable, and she hated to think what would happen to her little family if she told an adult. But she ... more
        • It's ok. It's all ok or better. Ness, Wed Aug 15 08:26
          “That’s ok,” Ness assured Evelyn, when she retreated and apologised. Evelyn came from a house where people hit other people. Ness was going to go out on a limb and guess that bodily autonomy was not... more
          • That makes me feel better.Evelyn Stones, Wed Aug 15 19:05
            Relief fluttered in Evelyn's chest when Ness assured her that her sudden touch had been alright. She hadn't really thought about the fact that touching people without their permission wasn't really... more
            • PhewNess, Sat Aug 18 23:40
              Ness put an arm around Evelyn, wanting to comfort her now that the idea of a hug had been approved. And as Evelyn panicked, Ness’s arms wrapped tighter around her, and a hand stroked her back, and…... more
              • Much better.Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 19 12:48
                The grown ups would work it out? Evelyn didn't have a lot of life experience to prove that grown ups could ever work anything out, but she didn't really have any experience to prove she could work it ... more
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