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Tarlos Oneshots and Stuff


⚠️TW: tornado(?)⚠️
We're gonna pretend that Texas doesn't get as many tornadoes as they actually do😂 I also don't know how tornadoes work or what they sound like or anything of the sort so shhhhh tornadoes work the way I say they do.

Carlos's POV

I saw it on the TV.

Tornado warning.

I am terrified of tornadoes. When I was in high school, I went on a trip to Paris with my school. When I came home I found out there was a tornado. It was worse than the usual tornado. I came home to find my house and parents gone.

I had the day off but TK did not. I was just relaxing at home, watching TV, when the warning came on. I paced the living room debating whether I call TK at work or ride this out myself. I knew that they needed him there but as the time went on I knew I couldn't go through this alone. Instead of calling TK, and worrying him if he wasn't able to leave, I called Owen.

He picked up on the third ring.

"Hello?" Owen said on the other line. I took a shaky breath.

"Hey Owen, it's Carlos," I said.

"Hey Carlos. Are you okay?" He asked.

"Well um that's the thing... I'm assuming you probably saw the tornado warning," I said.

"Yes I did, it's going to keep us busy here at the firehouse," he said. I immediately felt bad. I didn't think about how bad they would need TK.

"Carlos?" Owen said, regaining my attention.

"Sorry I just... this is gonna sound dumb but when I was younger a tornado went through my town, killing my parents and destroying my home. I can't sit here and be ok while TK is not here with me. He's all I've got left I can't lose him too," I said. I heard a sigh on the other line.

"I know it's stupid but... that's how I feel," I said.

"No it's not stupid, we just really need him here... how about I let him go to you while the tornado goes through and he can come back when we actually need him," Owen said. I let out a breath of relief.

"That would be great," I said.

"Alright I'll send him your way," he said.

"Thank you so much Owen."

"It's no problem kid."

~time skip~

As I was pacing the living room, I heard the door open. I quickly spun around and saw TK at the door. I walked over to him and flung my arms around his next. He immediately hugged me back. We then heard the siren, signalling that it was time to get the fuck to safety.

"Come on let's go," TK said releasing from the hug. We walked into the bunker(A/N idk what they're called we don't get tornadoes where I live) and closed the door, locking it behind us. We sat and curled up together on the floor.

"My dad let me go until they need me again," TK said, after a moment of silence.

"I know," I said. TK looked at me with a confused look.

"I called Owen, asking him to send you home," I explained with no emotion to my words.

"Why? Are you okay?" He asked, concern lacing his words. I explained to him the story and he just pulled me tighter into him.

"I'm so sorry baby," he said placing a kiss on my head. I nuzzled into him, getting more comfortable because who knows how long we'll be down here for.

About an hour later I heard the wind. It was fierce and strong. I immediately tensed up, thinking back to looking at my house, just a pile of rubble. I guess TK could feel me tense because he started to run his hands up and down my arms. He likes to do that whenever I'm upset or I get too worked up over something. I couldn't take it anymore, a whole morning of just holding in all the trauma and brokenness, I just let it out.

I started sobbing, hard. I've never cried this hard before, especially not in front of TK. My parents death had never really fully hit me until this moment. I couldn't think, I just cried. TK held me as I sobbed in his arms, whispering sweet nothings too me.

I cried for what seemed like hours, and probably was, because by the time I had calmed down the tornado had left our area.

"We'll have to wait here for another hour just to be sure it's completely gone, but after that I have to go back to work. I'm really sorry Carlos," TK said after a moment of silence.

"Don't be sorry, I-I'll be ok," I said.

"Are you sure?" He asked, not quite believing me.

"Yeah, I'll be okay, just come back safe and sound," I told him. I felt bad for lying but what am I supposed to do. He has a job, he needs to save lives. I cant let my selfishness get in the way of him saving lives.

We waited another hour then left the bunker slowly. The city was a mess from what we could see. Thankfully our house remained intact. We walked back into the house and TK grabbed his bag for work. He then walked back over to me placing both hands on the sides of my face.

“Are you sure you’ll be okay?” He asked.

“I’m sure. Go save some lives, Tiger,” I said. He chuckled and placed a kiss to my lips.

“I should hopefully be back in four hours but seeing as there’s was a tornado our shift might run a bit later,” he said.

“I’ll see you then. Be safe and don’t do anything stupid, please,” I said staring directly into his eyes.

“I promise I won’t,” he said before placing another kiss to my lips and walking towards the door.

“I love you,” I said just before he walked out the door.

“I love you too,” he said, then walked out the door. I immediately went upstairs to our room. I slipped on one of TK’s hoodies and layed in bed, staring at the ceiling.

I was certainly not okay.

1046 words

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