Canon-divergent. Five kisses–spanning a lifetime–that never happened but should have. Written for day 1 of Girl Genius Week 2018 on tumblr.
1. Quit Pretending
Set sometime after Mechanicsburg is freed as everyone settles into life at Castle Heterodyne. Agatha thinks she knows how to fix Gil and Tarvek’s relationship. She’s usually right.
1071 words | [PG-13]
“That’s it! I can’t take it anymore!”
Gil stumbled to a stop as Agatha swung around to face him and Tarvek. They shared uneasy glances at the slight Sparkiness in her tone. “Wha-” he started to say, but she cut him off.
“The arguing and bickering. Can’t you two do anything without fighting?”
Another exchange of looks. Gil couldn’t even remember what they were fighting about moments ago, but he knew they’d been doing it. They fought over everything and anything and nothing. He wasn’t even sure why anymore.
“We’re not-” Tarvek protested, but Agatha put a hand up to stop him.
“Enough. I don’t want to hear it. I want you to fix it.”
They looked at each other, neither wanting to ask the question. Agatha sighed dramatically. “You’re both ridiculous, you know that. This isn’t as difficult as you’re making it out to be.”
Gil was so confused. “Making what difficult?”
Agatha rolled her eyes. “Getting along. Being around each other. You try so hard to irritate each other instead of being friends. You spend all your time pretending to hate each other—always pushing the other away when it’s obviously not what you want.” Read more…