Moving Forward:

Hey all! So this is a sequel to Aftermath…For those of you who don't know or forgot, Aftermath followed the episode A girl in a Flower Dress (when Skye warns Miles about S.H.I.E.L.D. and then ends up getting a bracelet that tracks everything she does electronically, and also works as a leash so she can't do certain things online.

I would suggest reading Aftermath FIRST before starting Moving Forward because there will be references to it.

Moving Forward, is exactly as it sounds, it's right after Skye's decision in Aftermath and how everyone moves forward from it, and it will tie into episodes that have aired from Agents of Shield.

CHAPTER 1: Back on the Bus

Skye was sitting on her bed looking into the files that Coulson had given her access to looking for any information on her parents. It was the only thing she could do to keep herself busy right now. She had been back on the bus for two hours now and they had hit the air and were now leaving New York and the comfort of Stark Towers. She was glad to leave in a way though. Living in her van for years she had gotten accustomed to small places to curl up in, instead of Stark's huge estate.

She was hoping they'd get a mission soon so she'd be able to prove herself to the team again. She knew they weren't asking her to prove anything, but she felt like she needed to, almost for herself in a way, not just them.

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Ward didn't know what to do. He had been relaxing in their living room area for the past hour reading, and so far he hadn't managed to read more than two sentences. His mind kept wandering to Skye. He realized his feelings for her when he found out she had slept with Miles. It hurt him that she went behind the teams back after he had finally put one of his walls down and trusted her with what happened to him when he was a kid. He had told her, granted he didn't go into any detail, but he still told her about his older brother. That should mean something shouldn't it?

Then he thought about everything that happened after. She hadn't told the man anything about S.H.I.E.L.D. even when he was torturing her, she stayed loyal to them. To the team. He thought about what he felt when she sat down next to him at Stark Tower when they saw her for the first time. How all he wanted was to hold her next to him and protect her from anything, no matter the cost. He loved her. He didn't know how or when he started loving her but he did. Her big brown eyes and her bubbly attitude was infectious. He smiled at the thought of her jaw dropping at some technology device S.H.I.E.L.D. had. He just hoped that the incident with Miles didn't change her bubbly demeanor.

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"Team meeting 5 minutes" Coulson's voice rang over the loudspeakers on the bus.

Slowly but surely the team assembled in the holocom room Skye coming in last due to the fact that she was still sore from all of her injuries.

"What's up AC?" Skye asked looking around. The rest of the team had equal expressions of confusion, they didn't know what was going on either.

"Well due to recent events, I've decided that we need team nights in a way. We hardly know anything about each other and I think that we would all work better together if we spent some quality time together instead of May always being in the cockpit, and Fitzsimmons in the lab all the time."

"so…game night?" Simmons asked excitedly.

"Well, for starters I was thinking about doing dinner as a team twice a week. We'll trade off who does the cooking"

"Sounds like a plan" Fitz said just as Simmons said "sounds good to me"

"Sure" Skye said worried, her kitchen abilities were limited due to the fact that she'd lived in a van for the past couple of years.

"Fine" Ward said.

"Good well I'm cooking tonight so go do whatever you want and dinner will be ready at 7." Coulson said turning and heading towards the bus's kitchen.

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Instead of returning to their previous activities the team, minus Coulson and May, moved into the living area and lounged around on the couches while Coulson made dinner.

Ward was surprised when Skye came over and sat down next to him on the opposite end of the couch. She had her tablet in hand and seemed to be reading a book online. He fought off a shrug and went back to his book. A couple of minutes later, he was surprised when he felt a soft weight resting against his shoulder. Skye had shifted her position on the couch and her back was now leaning slightly against his arm. She looked up at him smiling slightly, her big brown eyes looking at him questioning if this was okay. He nodded and went back to his book. It was a start.

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AN: Hope you liked it…sorry so I will be adding in other episodes like I said; I just really liked this as an idea to get them more teamy before incorporating the new episodes. Anyways please review and lemme know what you think , if there's specific things you might want me to include. Thanks!