The Changingman | Annie & Christine Teen AU
Christine tightens her jaw but doesn’t take the bait. How is she supposed to explain that tug at her heart that had her inviting Sarah over for dinner when it looked like the last place her girlfriend wanted to be was her own home? “I didn’t have any girlfriends in grade school,” she says with just enough primness to be sarcastic. “I was too busy enriching my mind and playing football.”
A couple of kids, loud-mouthed and giggly, brush between Annie and Chris, following an old man rushing after them, “Right, is that why you’re working for fucking old man Paul at the diner?” Annie’s chuckles escape as billowing clouds from behind her scarf. “You’re way smarter than me.”
Christine is working for old man Paul because there is nothing better she could find that close to home, but she doesn’t say that. It’s tougher for Annie. “Don’t fish for compliments, you know that you’re brilliant,” Christine says instead, her grin bright and teasing. She’s convinced that she has more common sense than Annie, sure, but there’s nothing smarter about it.
A sly smirk curls from the side of her mouth. “Oooookay, so I wanted a complement, but you didn’t drop out of school at 16.” Annie’s still not sure if it was the best decision she’s made, but at least she’s free to do what she wants— freeze her ass off while she’s skipping off to join someone else’s dinner if she wants. “Aren’t you still wanting to go off to the military or some shit?”
I want to do adult things with you
*moans* pay the mortgage
mY FAVORITE THING IS HEIGHT DIFFERENCE SHIPS WHERE THE SHORT ONE IS A LITTLE CONDENSED BALL OF PURE RAGE AND THE TALL ONE IS SUPER NICE AND NERVOUS AND ALWAYS HAVING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE SHORTER ONE