The Almost part 2The sudden light made Tamora squint as she ran out of the tower. She only made it a few yards before falling to her knees again; her whole frame shaking. They had made it, but she still didn't know what to do. She looked down at Felix, his condition reminding her why she had forbidden herself.
"Wake up," her voice was shaky and weak, and she shook him slightly again. Not knowing what she would do if he didn't. This was her worst fear, and she had thought she had had enough pain in her life and that there was no more room, but she wrong. There was room, so much room.
Felix's eyes somewhat opened and held her gaze, but they looked distant. Drained… almost dead, but she knew that if he had the strength he would tell her not to worry. Because that's what he always said when things went wrong. Don't worry… Calhoun bowed her head. How stupid had she been to think that bringing him out here would save him. It had done nothing.
She felt Felix move under her, and looked up to find his eyes
The Almost Part 1The defective door in the Hero's Duty tower opened, but Calhoun didn't dare let her guard down yet. She walked in, "Felix?" she called, but all she heard were her echoes. He wasn't here, and she noticed splashes of red and green on the walls. Her chest tightened, No… she began to run down the tower. Calling his name fearing she wouldn't find him, but after what felt like one too many floors she saw him, crumpled up on the floor, and not moving.The Almost Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She fell to her knees beside him, her hands shaking as she surveyed the situation. He was bloodied, bruised, and lying too still. She put a hand on his chest, his heart was faintly beating, but that didn't make this easier. "Felix…"
Felix opened his eyes at the touch and when he saw Tamora, he smiled, instantly feeling soothed. "I got them all," He breathed and weakly held up his gun, but immediately dropped it and his hand fell to his side. A gurguly cough shook him and made him wince.
Her lip quivered and an actual tear slipped out but t
The Almost part 3It was quiet and dark in the tower. Random lights blinked in the darkness casting red shadows that displayed the stained walls. Tamora's eyes darted back and forth, always alert even though she didn't really need to be. The program was still playing from the game she had started with Felix, and the cy-bugs would remain dead until it reset for a new go. Still, Sergeant Calhoun pulled her gun from behind her and it buzzed as it prepared to shoot, the familiar sound making her heart race. She ran through the place where hunter became prey and the sweat began to collect on her forehead. The countdown had begun.The Almost part 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first few floors were desolate and gave her mind enough silence to haunt her.
"Hey, You're doing pretty good Fix-it." She complemented him while wiping her face clean form the green blood that splattered form the fresh kill.
"Only 'cus you taught me ma'am," He complemented back and removed his now cy-bug blood soaked gloves, "It's kind of interesting you know, doing somet
Almost is Far from Actually (Felix and Calhoun)Sergeant Calhoun didn't leave his side after that moment. Even while Ralph and Venellope were doting over Felix, she was close by anxiously waiting, as if he was going to disappear any moment. She wished they could be alone, but she waited patiently until the celebration was over.Almost is Far from Actually (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Felix could see the preoccupation in her eyes, and finally broke away from everyone and took her home.
As soon as the front door closed Felix was embraced in a tight hug by his wife. He knew this hug wasn't happy, but solemn, and almost mournful. He hugged her back and rested his head against her shoulder.
"It's ok, I'm here," He murmured and felt her tighten her grip around him. He rubbed her back in an attempt to console her.
Tamora didn't want to say anything. She was afraid that if she did something stupid would come out. Her worst fear had almost come true today. She had almost lost him, and just the thought made her chest tighten and feel barren. The fear she wasn't used to settled in making he
The Almost final chapterCalhoun bolted out of the tower to where Ralph, Vanellope, and Felix were waiting; nothing in her mind except the hope that she wasn't too late. She noticed that they had moved to the entrance of Hero's Duty. Smart move, that was safer, but that meant she had to run farther. The suspense slowly ate her away.The Almost final chapter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ralph was kneeling with Vanellope huddled against him. Her face stained with tears and her eyes were red and puffy. She was still sobbing and looked exhausted, revealing exactly how long Calhoun had taken.
Ralph had his own tear tracks on his cheeks, and he seemed to be talking, moving his head from Felix to Vanellope. Back and forth, and then Ralph looked up with worn out eyes for what looked to be the fiftieth time that night. His expressions gladdened when he saw Calhoun coming, but Tamora didn't, and she wouldn't until it was over. She watched Ralph as he said something and nudged Vanellope. She looked up her eyes wide with hope when she saw Tamora. Ralph said
Happy Anniversary (Felix and Calhoun)"So, do you have any plans for tonight?" Ralph asked the small handyman that walked beside him. The arcade had just closed and they were walking across the roof of the apartment building. "Happy anniversary, by the way," He added awkwardly at the end.Happy Anniversary (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Felix looked up at Ralph and smiled, "Thank you brother! And no, I didn't plan anything." He admitted confidently.
"What, Felix didn't plan anything for his first anniversary?" Ralph teased as he remembered the elaborate plan he did for Sergeant Calhoun's birthday. It had been grand and a complete success. Therefore Felix must be joking, but the small man didn't answer "No, seriously?" Ralph lifted his eye brows almost in concern.
Felix laughed and rested a friendly hand on his brother's arm "I know, I know! I just thought that this time I could let her decide what to do. I'm going to say yes to everything she requests." He stood tall and happy. Ralph burst out in loud riotous laughter.
"Felix you know she's probably going to do
Three Words (Felix and Calhoun)“You really like her don’t you?” Ralph asked Felix one day after work. He mostly asked because he knew Felix would bring her up one way or another. It seemed like Felix spent more and more time talking about Tamora and even daydreaming during game hours. It was never something super serious, just added up to a lot of game overs, but Ralph had to admit it that was getting quite annoying.Three Words (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Felix took a heavy breath, “Ralph, I,” Felix laced his fingers together and twiddled his thumbs, “I don’t just like her, I love her.” It wasn’t that hard to tell him. Felix knew he loved Tamora since the first time he saw her, and the more time he spent with her the more he knew it.
Ralph looked down at his little friend and nodded slowly, “Oh,” somehow this didn’t surprise him, but Ralph kept watching Felix and noted his mood was as blue as his attire, “Why the long face then?” He asked extremel
TattoosIn all, Tamora had a total of four tattoos.Tattoos2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had gotten her first the same day that her acceptance letter to enlist at the United Space Marine’s Training Camp had arrived in her mail, a series of numbers and letters across the middle of her back that, for the longest time, Felix had no clue as to what they stood for. They had befuddled him as he tried to understand the meaning behind the gibberish that his soon-to-be wife had decided to mark her body with, though none of the reasons he had thought of had ever made any amount of sense. Finally, it was not until almost three weeks before their wedding that he questioned her about it, his curiosity far too great to just wait for her to bring it up like he would for all the others.
“It’s my identification code, Short Stack,” Tamora had said with an amused smile, her hand reaching out to flick the bill of his hat over his eyes as she knelt to be on his level. “It’s traditional to get it tattooed somewh
Cry“You know I hate it when you come here, Fix-it.”Cry2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bounding off of the train that had carried him into the cold, dark world of the first person shooter, Felix could not help but smile as he caught sight of his wife’s disapproving glare. Although under normal circumstances he would have complied with her standing order and have waited for her at the entrance to her game, safe from the dangers that crawled within Hero’s Duty, today he just could not help himself. Excitement overriding his common sense and deep-rooted fear of the bugs, he had hopped on the train without a second thought, his mind solely fixed upon the woman he knew would be waiting for him.
How often did one get to celebrate an entire ten years as the most popular game in the entire arcade?
“Hello to you too, Ma’am,” Felix said with a grin as he jumped to her side, placing a kiss on her cheek before planting his feet on the ground so that he could look up at her without his constant
One Time Closer to the Last (Felix and Calhoun)Felix stood in front of the house he just finished. After a couple of months it was finally done and now it was time for the next step. It had been hard to leave Tamora earlier than he was used to so he could work on this project, but it was all worth it. Felix knew he wanted this more than anything else in his life. He just hoped Tamora would agree.One Time Closer to the Last (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“You finished it.” Ralph walked up next to Felix, who got startled by the sudden appearance of his friend, but was happy to see him.
“Ralph!” Felix greeted him first, “I sure did.” He couldn’t stop smiling, and seeing the finished house only made him brim with the feeling even more. He couldn’t wait for Tamora to see it.
“So what happens now?” Ralph asked but didn’t need to because Felix had told him about his plan before. Felix sighed and rubbed the top of his hammer with his thumb like he usually did when he was thinking.
“I ask her to m
I Love You Still (Felix and Calhoun Epilogue)It still took a long time before Tamora slept the whole night through, or actually laughed out loud about something, like she used to. But that was ok, Felix didn’t really mind. She could take all the time she needed.I Love You Still (Felix and Calhoun Epilogue)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
…Actually there was one thing that bothered him a little more. Tamora still would say no to going out places. If it was planned with Ralph and Vanellope she would make the effort, but if Felix offered to take her somewhere the answer was always a quiet no along with an excuse of being tired from work; no exceptions.
Felix didn’t push her to say yes, but secretly he was dying to get out of the house with her. It was something they used to do often and he thought the change of scenery would do her good, so one day he decided to finally persuade her.
“All right Tammy we’re going on a date!” Felix was waiting in front of the door and as soon as her figure came through the frame he let her know. Tamora almost tripped over
Mint Chocolate Chip (Felix and Calhoun)Felix awoke abruptly and was frozen stiff as he lay in bed. His eyes were wide open as he tried to see through the darkness. Nothing looked familiar, only the fear felt secure, but slowly shapes began to fill the room. A lamp here, a drawer there, and the door adjacent to it. The windows slowly became more visible and light came in. But still he couldn’t move. The sound of his quick shallow breaths kept him at bay.Mint Chocolate Chip (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Slowly, slowly his grip loosened and his body sank into the mattress. He took a deep breath and reached up to feel his left eye, and to his relief it was unharmed. Just a dream… He let that sink in for a minute and then rolled over to try and find the comforting touch of his wife; but he felt nothing. There were just blankets. He sat up and looked harder, but sure enough she wasn’t there. Felix felt himself begin to enter the small state of panic again, but he closed his eyes and took a long deep breath. “She’s not gone. She
Marry YouFelix was not a drinker.Marry You2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Partly due to his small size and partly due to a lack of experience with the activity, it took very little for him to become drunk, a state of mind that he actively tried to avoid. He often did unseemly things when he was under the influence, the worse of which has been when he accidently kissed Diana on the cheek, despite the fact that she had been seeing Larry at the time. After months of being unable to meet either Nicelander’s gaze, he had always made sure that it never went that far again. When the Nicelanders had a party, he was careful to stick to water or the occasional pop, keeping a watchful eye out for those who had visited Gene at the bar instead of partaking himself. On the days he left his game to visit friends, he would often lend a helpful hand to the characters heading home after a bout at Tapper’s, making sure that they arrived safe and sound despite their drinking-induced lack of inhibitions. Having seen what root beer coul
Pet Names (Wreck it Ralph)It was a bright sunny day and Ralph, Vanellope, Felix and Calhoun were on an outing. They had game jumped into another racing game that wasn't made of sweets, and settled down in a large green meadow, with a single tree to add variety to the landscape. There was a light breeze blowing and the grass rustled as it swayed with the flowers that grew in patches across the terrain. Vanellope and Ralph were off climbing the tree trying to collect the bright plump apples that grew on it. Felix and Calhoun were lying in the grass not too far away.Pet Names (Wreck it Ralph)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ralph lifted Vanellope onto the nearest branch. "Ok, now be careful," His voice had an edge of concern.
"What are you, my baby sitter? Come on!" Vanellope teased as she moved up the sturdy trunk
"I just don't want you to get hurt!"
"You worry too much you worry wart!"
"I worry because I care president fartfeathers," Ralph put his large hands on a branch and stood on tiptoes and tried to get a better view at her location.
"Well stop being such a fre
WIR: I Can Fix ItThe arcade had just closed, and after a long day of gaming, Fix-it Felix Jr. decided to drop by Hero's Duty to see his girlfriend, Seargent Calhoun.WIR: I Can Fix It3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Upon entering her game, he was accidentally knocked sideways by several cadets making their way to Tapper's to blow off some steam, leaving Calhoun alone in the entryway. He watched her for a moment, her back turned, as she pushed back her bangs and messed with her gun, probably getting it ready for her next mission.
Smiling, Felix walked forward and cleared his throat. "Ma'am?"
Calhoun quickly turned around, smacking Felix right in the face with the barrel of her cocked gun. After a quick glance ahead at nothing, she suddenly heard a wail below her and looked down. "Fix-it!" She exclaimed, kneeling down to his level. "What are you doing here? Are you alright?" She noticed his face was already beginning to bruise.
"I-I'm fine," He managed a smile. The pain seemed to automatically numb as soon as he saw her looking back at him. "I just want
EndAlthough none of them had aged a single day, deep in their code, all the characters at Litwak’s Family Center knew that they were very, very old. For the past seventy years, they had been working day after day to keep children and adults alike entertained, and for most, that was a record to be proud of.End2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their only collective regret was that it was all finally coming to an end, for the original Litwak’s son had decided to sell the building and recycle the last few games that were his father’s legacy.
“Tamora,” Felix said softly, his voice gentle as he tried to coax her from her sleep. For a minute, when no answer was given, when she remained quiet and still, he was tempted to allow her to sleep, to spare her the fate that they all knew was coming. This thought was quickly tossed away a moment later, for he knew well enough by now that if he tried to pull something like that, she would never forgive him.
He never would have forgiven himself if he had tried t
In the Heat of the Moment (Felix and Calhoun)Felix was an optimistic, happy-go-lucky, cheerful person. If there was something good to say about anything he was always the first to point it out. If there was a way around anything dark, hopeless, or depressing he was the one to pave the path, and if you’re day was stabbing you in the back, he could sooth the wound.In the Heat of the Moment (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This was something everyone agreed on, but since his engagement to Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun, it was also agreed that his easy availability to happiness had supercharged. Now Felix could most certainly talk the doom out of doomsday and easily add a cherry on top. Happy had just gotten happier.
There was one exception however: he was still human.
Like everyone, Felix head insecurities, self-dissatisfactions, and things that could push his buttons. These simple truths can be easy to forget because most of the time Felix behaved as though they didn’t exists. Sometimes he would forget it himself, but there were days that were harder th
WIR: Fix-it with a laughWreck it Ralph!!!WIR: Fix-it with a laugh2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Title: Fix-it with laughs
Pairing: Felix/Calhoun (Spoilers! I guess)
Warnings: Tickling! PWP
Disclaimer: It's Disney's not mine
Fix-it with a laugh
The arcade was closed for the night and Sgt. Calhoun was doing something she never thought she would do again. Hanging with her loved one.
Felix had jumped over to her game once the arcade doors closed. Calhoun never thought she was one for falling in love again, but this nifty, sweetheart-ed, goof-ball of a handyman proved her wrong.
Currently, her boyfriend was sitting on her lap looking around at her place. It wasn't anything fancy, just a nice couch; which they were occupying, a bed room not four feet away, and a attached kitchen to the living area.
She found it cute how he would have to crane his neck just to look at her small place she called home. His tiny body was just to adorable for her, it was one of the meany reasons she loved him. The other being just how much of a gentlem
Reunion“So, Fix-It, tell me again why it is we’re going to your ten year reunion two years late?”Reunion2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Glaring at the face that glowered back from the mirror, Tamora could not help the almost whining question as she tried, once again, to tame her hair. Running her brush through it for what must have been the tenth time in the last few minutes, she bit back a groan as it flopped back over her eyes, her bangs refusing to leave their normal duty of covering her face. Normally, if she had a bit a time and some bobby pins, she could beat it into something seemingly decent, at least something that would be appropriate for this kind of event. Time she had had enough of, for ever since Felix had received the invitation almost a week and a half ago, the reunion had been the only thing he had talked about, regaling her with tales of the friends he had made and how much fun he had had during those four years. However, ever since a certain racing-obsessed nine-year-old had entered the
KnitMost days, Felix liked to believe that he knew his wife quite well.Knit2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Like any good husband, he knew that Tamora preferred pumpkin pie over cherry, would always choose to wear something black if the option was open to her, and, after a hard day at work, was happiest when the two of them did nothing other than spend the evening snuggling. He knew for a fact that she could drink any of her soldiers under the table on any day of the week and still be fine the next morning to do her job, and he knew that the fact that she was able to do that was because he would use his hammer to take away the pain of the hangover would stay between them until the day they died. He knew just how to use his puppy-dog eyes to ever so slightly bend her will away from doing something dangerous towards a safer, more pleasant pastime, just as he knew that she knew that, if she really wanted something, he could never say ‘no.’ He knew just what buttons to push to get her riled up and angry, and he knew
In the Heat of the Moment Pt 2 (Felix and Calhoun)Sergeant Calhoun had tried to sleep that night, but her memories were thick enough to drip into reality, and after racking her skull for too long over the same old tired thing, she decided she wasn’t going to sleep the rest of her life.In the Heat of the Moment Pt 2 (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Instead she found herself in the gym in a far corner of hero’s duty where the punching bag she had become acquainted with through years of training and stress was still there to keep her company.
Two days ago she had been doing the same thing whenever she had free time. Tonight was no exception and for three hours she had been punching her anger away, and whenever her hands protested against the gestures, and the skin under her bandaged knuckles began to split, all she had to do was picture Felix instead of the punching bag and her energy returned in a sudden wave.
Technically, Felix had apologized for being an idiot, but to Calhoun didn’t count it, because it had been so pathetic, and she hadn’t even heard from him for two
SmileIf someone was to ask any of Calhoun’s men why she had fallen in love with Fix-It Felix, none of them would have been able to give one accurate answer.Smile2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For some of them, the ones that still distrusted the little man that had stolen their commander’s heart, the answer was obvious: magic. He had that magical hammer that could fix anything, right? Well, it had been well known long before the eight-bit character had shown up that Sergeant Calhoun’s entire backstory revolved around the death of her fiancé, an event that would cause anyone’s heart to shatter if they were forced to live through it. Although she had remained physically and mentally strong after Brad’s unfortunate demise, emotionally, she had been well beyond repair.
Or so they had thought.
It made sense, then, that, if the Sarge was broken, the character that had the ‘fit it all’ tool that could heal her would be the one that she fell for. Perhaps it was because she was sufferin
Broken Bones and Bloody KnucklesWreck-It Ralph: Felix plans a surprise visit to Hero's Duty to see Sergeant Calhoun- he forgets that she doesn't like surprises.Broken Bones and Bloody Knuckles3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're an idiot."
Felix aimed a pitiful glare at the taller blonde woman beside him, shifting the piece of raw meat over his black eye to where it stung more.
"Am not," he mumbled, kicking at a speck of imaginary dirt beneath the bench they were both seated on. Sergeant Calhoun folded her arms over her chest, free of her armor for once and replaced with a looser fitting top and trousers, still space marine issue. She shook her head.
"No, you are," she said matter-of-factly. "Only an idiot would come over to Hero's Duty unprepared, albeit once the arcade had closed, and decide to 'drop in' on me while I was training."
"I didn't know you could punch that hard," Felix murmured thoughtfully, but it was evident that he had curled in on himself at Calhoun's sharp tongue.
She shook her head again, slower this time, like one would for an ignorant chil
In The Heat of the Moment end (Felix and Calhoun)Felix quietly walked to Hero’s Duty across the empty game central station, and silently rode the high tech tram into the open space of the war game. It was a Thursday morning, a couple of hours before arcade hours, so Felix knew Tamora would be on her way to the gym in about fifteen minutes. If he hurried Felix knew he could catch her before she left her room.In The Heat of the Moment end (Felix and Calhoun)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Felix walked as quietly as he could, but kept a brisk pace past the offices, and rooms. Everything seemed so still, and Felix guessed it was because the soldiers must be patrolling the tower at this time, but Felix wasn’t worried about them. All of his thoughts were still on Tamora, and what he would tell her. Up until now he hadn’t thought about how to apologize other than the fact that he had to do it right now.
Felix turned corners and walked through doorways comfortably. He had only been to Tamora’s room a couple of times to drop her off before, but he had memorized
The Promise"It took you forever to ask me, by the way. It was driving me crazy! I was ready to askThe Promise2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I had to finish the house first!"
"So that's why you dumped me so fast after each date. I thought you were getting tired
"No!...quite the opposite actually…"
"It's just that I knew every day that passed by without me finishing would be another night I had to say goodbye to you at the door…and it was getting hard."
"…but you never asked to stay did you?"
"I didn't want to. Not without a promise."
*he holds his left hand up, showing the wedding ring*
"Darling, staying overnight with someone hardly counts as love, let alone a promise of it. I remember my father told me something about it before I left. He said, 'If you love her that much you won't want her walking out the door without a promise that she'll return and that you'll be waiting for her when she does' How could I ask to stay without knowing if to