The Meta: fuller’s thistle for misanthropy, dahlia for instability, and hemlock meaning “you will be the death of me”

Presenting: Les Fleurs du Mal complete freelancer set

For those of you new to this series, each freelancer has an upside down flower wreath composed of three different flowers with negative meanings associated with each one (did you know: flowers when given upside down have negative meanings whaat)

click the pictures to see what it all means! :)

Now we can cry about the freelancers and all the flaws/things that destroyed them in a single post :’)

You’re welcome 

Les Fleurs du Mal individual sets
Locus and Felix [x]
North and South Dakota [x]
Maine and Washington [x]
Carolina and York [x]
Wyoming and Florida [x]
CT and Tex [x]

i once saw an rvb headcanon that said that project freelancer started out with all 50 states and then only the last ten (york, carolina, north, south, maine, washington, wyoming, conneticut, florida, and tex) survived, causing a 80% fatality rate. but that just doesn’t make sense. tex is clearly new, even though the program seems to be at least a year old. and they mentioned her name being reserved. was it reserved from the beginning? or only recently? and wash was clearly a newbie. he knew nothing about prior freelancers and was pretty rookie-ish

my original headcanon had been that those guys were just the top ten and had their own ship and were on their own team away from the other 40 states but now i’m thinking “what if that one person was right? what if every other freelancer died?”

so, if that’s true, what happened to them? what happened to all the other forty freelancers? how do you lose forty people within like one or two fucking years?

is our current washington the original one? or is he the second wash to come around? or the third? how many freelancers have died just to be replaced within a few days by a new person wearing their title? wearing their armor?

and does this mean that the ten we see AREN’T the best of the best? are they just the only ones left? was there a better lockpick than york? a better sniper than north? was there anybody that bested carolina in hand-to-hand combat before they died?

and i think the worst part is how many freelancers watched each other die. did maine start out nice and talkative and then as more and more of his friends died horrible, painful deaths in front of him on the battlefield he became cold and silent?

did york and north have another goofy buddy before wash who was really chipper about everything? who had a smile like the sun was shining and then one day they’re bleeding from their mouth as their lungs collapse in on themselves because they got shot five times in the chest and every breath aches?

when they spoke the name ‘washington’ did they think about an old friend who went by that name before too?

did carolina have a friend or even a sister or just someone really close to her that we never knew about who died with a slit throat?

what the fuck happened with the original 50

What if the Freelancers got super bored one night and were just sharing terrible pickup lines and everyone’s laughing at Wash because his are actually kinda sweet and he keeps fumbling them but then Florida walks through and just tilts Wash’s head up and goes “A cute guy like you deserves some Flowers.” and everyone busts but Wash is entirely red and has to kiss Florida because that’s been the best one of the night (over York’s protests of ‘a night in New York’ being totally better)

The Reds and Blues getting the new armor inhancements that don’t need an A.I.

Grif getting his invisible naps

Caboose with a speed unit dashing around and screaming about one thing or another

Simmons fanboying and lecturing the team about what the time distortion unit actually does

Donut excited to get a healing unit so he can always be ready for another pounding

Sarge refusing to use the camouflage unit to change his armor to any shade of blue

Tucker using the holographic projection to distract people so he can use his swish swish stab tactic

Wash remembering the other freelancers…

do you ever think about how in the recovery one miniseries, south said she heard her brother scream when he died?
he never showed pain or fear in pfl, you never saw him bat an eye. he barely grunted when he took a spray of bullets for south & even when he used his shield in combat without an ai, he was resolute.
but there he was after it all crumbled, vulnerable with nobody but theta at his side, facing death and agony at the (indirect) hand of his own twin. he fuckin *screamed* and that breaks my heart.