- Back in elementary school, Lonnie would always do her best to protect Doug from any bullies, while Doug would try to stand up for Lonnie whenever people told her she couldn’t do certain things because she’s a girl.
- After being pressured by some other classmates, Doug had been very confused about if he liked Lonnie as a friend or as a girlfriend. In the end, he realized that he’d much rather remain platonic, yet very good friends.
- They constantly wind up sharing the same Study Hall period, in which Lonnie would manage to convince Doug to go get fast food with her.
- Pinky promises.
- They both were glad the VKs were coming over, but they still were really nervous the night before and talked a lot about it.
When they first met, he didn’t really think too much of it. She was
just an enemy, who was threatening his family. And that was unforgiveable. But
as they fought, he saw that there was a flicker of light buried behind the
poisonous nature of Phantom. And although he couldn’t quite keep up with all
her mood swings, he found himself naturally gravitating towards her. He found
himself wanting to bring that light he saw out of her, and help her find a
healthier path in life, much like others had done for him. So, he pushed, and
struggled to find and maintain that balance between remaining loyal to his
guild and helping this stranger - this enemy. When the sky finally cleared, and
he saw her crying, he was caught off guard, but something inside of him finally
clicked into place, and he finally understood some of the things she had been
spouting during their battle. She had never seen the cloudless sky, nor the
It was an odd feeling to watch someone see the blue sky that loomed
over everyone heads for the first time, but he would be straight up lying if he
described the moment as anything less then magical.
After that meeting, he had never expected to see her again, his mind
would still wander back to her, occasionally, and their fight, and he would
find himself wondering how she was doing and hoping that she was moving towards
finding her own happiness. He had never expected to see her at a casino, with
the lovely ambiance of Natsu and Happy getting angry at a machine, like the
children they were. But he couldn’t bring himself to say he was disappointed
about seeing her again, and he could feel his heart warming and fluttering as
he could see how she had grown since they had last met. And when they fled to
go rescue Erza, he was given the opportunity to see how helpful she could be as
an ally, rather than an enemy, and whilst he still wasn’t happy about her
berating Lucy quietly, behind his back, he could still feel the seeds of
friendship beginning to sprout.
He found himself completely elated when she joined their guild, and
he found himself looking forward to working with her, because it meant that he
could keep on helping her - and when she defended Gajeel, he found himself lacking
the will to fight as he trusted her judgement so instinctively. He wasn’t sure
what to make of this odd pull towards her, but aside from her blooming
adoration of him, she was very alluring in her own right. He knew that he
wasn’t ready for romance yet, not whilst he was still working out so many
mental issues from his many run ins with his past, he knew in that moment, that
he had found an ally that would stick with him for as long as she possibly
That assurance of loyalty was something, he didn’t realize he had
been lacking. Of course, Fairy Tail had his back, and he still loved their
bizarre family to death, and he could still trust Erza and Natsu with his life,
but he didn’t realize that he had been keeping his distance from them too, as a
defence mechanism to try and dissuade a repeat of his past. But he was
completely incapable of keeping her away and out of his life. He couldn’t even
keep her at a distance, because her promise of assured support was something he
had been quietly craving ever since Deliora, but was too afraid to ask for.
It was a little overwhelming and intimidating to be this close to
someone, and to be able to put this much trust into a bond that ran deeper than
romantic and even familial, and he even his pride couldn’t deny that it was
terrifying. But, he put up with it, because he couldn’t bring himself to push
her away, because her presence was still soothing, no matter how lovesick she
But, when the conflict with the Tartaros guild rolled around, a
brand new, huge fear made itself
known. He was so swollen with grief and despair and sorrow, at the fact that he
had all but killed his own father, that he found himself facing the quiet
insecurity that had been lurking just behind the shadows in his mind. The
question of whether he deserved to even be in the Fairy Tail killed, when he
had purposely brought harm to his own blood, ran around and around his mind,
never once being silenced for the entire year that the guild had been split up.
And that of course, included her, and whether he deserved her loyalty or not.
When she had confessed to be the final nail in the coffin of his father’s
death, he could feel his heart on the edge of breaking as she broke out into
tears, right there and then as she claimed that she no longer had the right to
He saw that they were both dealing with the same problem, but at the
same time, he realized that they both wanted to keep the relationship that they
had built up over the course of years, but neither of them were sure that they
could still have that bond, after what they had done. When he stood up and
walked up to her, he crumbled in her arms, because he was so desperately
clinging to what they had. He thanked her and apologized to her. All his
feelings were running together, as his grief-stricken heart hissed venom at the
woman who had killed his father, whilst his lonely mind was so glad that he
could stay like this, with her.
She held him on that day, and allowed him to cry his tears and speak
his mind, and still her view of him didn’t change, somehow. They stayed there for
hours, as they both caved to their emotions, clutching to each other as they still
battled with the question of whether they were still allowed to ask for help from
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I love how Dustin just ran into Steve and basically said, “yep, fuck your love life, you’re coming with me,” and Steve just agrees, like “all right, sure,” and then spends the next five days hanging out with middle schoolers.
remember that one time in Legacy where Varric’s ‘friend’ tries to kill Hawke and Hawke asks him if he wants to spare him and Varric replies “not if he’s after you Hawke”
or that one time when Batrand came back and Varric tells Hawke they should sit down for the news because it’ll probably upset them
or when Varric was “so sorry about what happened in the Fade” or how he wanted to kill Batrand for fucking with him and Hawke and (potentially) getting Hawke’s sibling killed/conscripted
or that other time when Cassandra was totally going to murder him and Varric still told her he didn’t know where Hawke was, but he did, and when they turn up in Inquisition and Cassandra’s about to kill him for lying where she’s like “you knew where Hawke was all along!” and Varric answered “you’re damned right I did!” and “I was protecting my friend!” and then at the end of that argument Varric says “you know what I think? If Hawke had been at the Temple, they’d be dead too. You people have done enough to them.”