gerry + 64 pleaseeeeee
[Image ID: A monochromatic digital sketch in cool and eerie teals. Gerry stands in a forest of snowy pines, surrounded by fog and darkness. They are facing away and look back over their shoulder at the viewer with an expression of profound exhaustion. Text above them reads "I don't want to be the only one living when all my friends are gone." End ID]
Frozen Pines by Lord Huron + (beloved of my heart) Gerry = Lonely!Gerry
Say You'll Remember Me (1/?)
Pairing: Ryderdie (Judd Ryder/Grace Ryder)
Rating: Teen +
Summary: In the wake of the car accident during Saving Grace, Judd wakes up to Grace in a coma, unsure if she'll ever wake up. When she does come around, Grace doesn't remember the last ten years of her life, including her entire relationship with Judd.
Possible triggers: flashback of car accident, coma
A/N: This story idea has been in my head since Saving Grace aired and has been sitting partially written for entirely too long. Please don't come for me. Thank to SkyHighRollins for the beta!
Even before he opens his eyes, Judd knows where he is. There’s the dull hum of monitors, a distinct scent of antiseptic that cuts through his senses before he blinks his eyes open. The smell jars him, making his gut twist as it triggers memories years in the past from when he woke up in a hospital bed just like this one. Judd’s body aches with each breath and he winces as he shifts.
His throat is sore and tight with disuse as his gaze lands on Tommy, where she sits at his bedside. That’s the first thing that makes him realize this ain’t just a nightmare, the one where he relives the night he lost his entire family at the 126 all those years ago. When he finally did wake up after that explosion, Tommy wasn’t the one sitting vigil at his bedside waiting for the moment he’d wake up. Judd’s forehead creases as he tries to move through the brain fog. It doesn’t matter what landed him here, not really. There’s only one thing he gives a damn about.
“Where’s Grace? Where’s my wife?” he asks.
Tommy’s mouth opens slightly, a look crossing over her face as she looks away from Judd. That’s when Judd realizes that they’re not in the room alone. Captain Strand is sitting in the chair on the far side of the room, closest to the small row of windows overlooking the hospital’s parking lot.
“She’s here too,” Owen says, though the hesitation is clear in his tone, in the barely there pause before he’d answered. Instead of turning his attention to Judd, his gaze remains on Tommy and that aversion makes Judd feel like he’s going to be sick.
“What?” Judd croaks. “What aren’t you two tellin’ me?”
“Here,” Tommy says softly, grabbing a styrofoam cup from the table beside his bed, holding the straw to his lips.
“I’m gonna tell you what’s going on, okay? Just take a few sips of water, please, Juddy.” Judd isn’t happy about it and his eyes never leave Tommy’s face. As he takes a few sips, he winces as the fluid works its way down his parched throat.
Read the first chapter on AO3