Author's Note: Yesyesyes, I should be updating Tree House Blitz - and I'm working on it, honestly! This is just to tide you guys over until I get going with THB again. Beware of spoilers for it, by the way! :)
Basic Stuff: The prompts are in italics.
Prompt References: "Driven" - Operation: Treaty.
"Tied" - Operation: Lizzie and Operation: Girlfriend.
"Created" and "Twist" - These two are connected, and refer to (/are spoilers for) my other KND fanfiction, Tree House Blitz.
"Escape" - Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo.
Disclaimer: Codename: Kids Next Door and all its trademarks, logos, etc., belong to Mr. Warburton and his creative team.
No matter what, he was always passionate about what he did; she could see that. That spirit, that drive, was the leading cause of her actions to get him into the Kids Next Door.
The treehouse is their kingdom, Abby realizes, and the others (Hoagie, Kuki, Wally) are their people. She and Nigel have to run the place not with an iron fist, but as a family - after all, this is their home, too.
His mood changes like barometric pressure; he's calm for a moment, and then something (usually minor) seemingly breaks him. Abby is the first to heal him, never showing the cracks in her eyes and the fractures on her heart - but Nigel knows, he knows, and in a moment, he's holding her before she falls.
As they dance, she breathes him in; he smells like the woods and French cologne, and admittedly, it excites her.
Abby knew that she and Lizzie were equal in the fight for Nigel's affection - but yet they weren't, because even if things with Lizzie didn't work out (something's told him that it may not), Nigel would have the darker girl by his side; and for now, that's all that really matters.
Before they talked, they danced. Before they danced, they caught onto the beat, holding it close and giving their life's memories to song.
A singular accident - something that neither of them could remember at the moment - had created quite the awkward situation for Sector V's leaders, leaving their comrades snickering as they tried to disentangle themselves from their position upon the board.
"Oh, for the love of... Nigel!" Abby cried. "For the last time, it's escape, not es-cop-eh!"
Nigel looked at her with a pout. "You're just jealous 'cause you can't speak whale!"
"Fool, please. I can speak whale just as good as you can."
As Abby's ship floated toward an alien planet (on which he currently resided), she felt that only miles separated her from his arms rather than light-years.
Out of nowhere, Nigel's hand clenches hers, and they are engaged in a rather amazing thumb-wrestling match. After he's won, he leaves, gets his dollar from Wally, and comes back to kiss her cheek unexpectedly. Just as his actions surprised her, the fact that she fell onto the floor, her face an interesting shade of red, shocked him.
Sometimes, when she has an idea, or does something just right, she seems to glow from the inside out; and Nigel knows when this occurs because seeing her makes him glow, too.
They read the tales of Aphrodite and Adonis, and they enjoyed the symbolism of Shakespearean times. The more romance they read, the more they fell into it, and suddenly Nigel and Abby felt as though they themselves belonged to the stories.
Nigel may not have been a very good singer, but he was a hell of a dancer. Abby learned this the night of their Senior Prom, where they broke into an impromptu waltz to a song she didn't know. And she learned it again when he challenged her to a dance-off in the middle of the gymnasium floor before gracing her lips with a kiss (at that moment, she learned that he was a hell of a kisser, too).
Nigel, Kuki, Wally, Abby, Fanny, Rachel, and Davie were all knotted together in pretzel form on the infamous gaming board when Hoagie walked in and tripped over someone's shoe, thus causing him to land on the pile, which led to Nigel and Abby's compromising position on the board - their comrades laughed as they finally managed to stand upright, faces red and refusing to look at one another.
All throughout their lives, they'd been playing tag - Nigel would be with Lizzie, or Abby would be stumbling in her feelings for Maurice - but as they came closer to college, they decided to keep their options open. Two years passed, and they finally found each other in the way that lifelong lovers often do.