He’d evolved complex coping strategies for being told he was rubbish- he’d had plenty of time to work on those- but nobody had ever told him what he was supposed to do if people suddenly turned round and started using words like amazing and astonishing at him. He was completely overwhelmed, and fairly terrified.
Still re-reading Blue Sky. One of my favorite scenes is in Ch 9 between Garret and Wheatley, and I felt it deserved this meme (never thought I would have to make a meme from scratch, but sometimes you gotta make the content you wanna see in the world, ha)
Protagonist: that’s me but it’s also not me Professor Kukui: Shirtless dude Lillie: Precious Cinnamon Roll #1 Hau: Precious Cinnamon Roll #2 Ilima: Fabulousness Lana: Precious Mallow: Yes just yes Kiawe: He’s too serious but I don’t hate him Sophocles: He doesn’t really care that much Acerola: Cutest thing ever Kahuna Hala: Hau’s grandpa Kahuna Olivia: moar fabulousness Kahuna Nanu: He needs help Kahuna Hapu: cute yet serious, I liek it Gladion: Sinnamon Roll Plumeria: she needs to change her name Guzma: hE nEEds To StoP Lusamine: she exists for one reason and it’s to be hated by me Faba: NOBODY GIVES A CRAP Wicke: thank you, you are nice Masked Royal: *see Professor Kukui* Sina: JOHN SINA Red: honeymoon w/ blue Blue: honeymoon w/ red Samson Oak: PROFESSOR OAK WHAT HAPPENED Mohn: who’s that Professor Burnet: I like her she’s shirtless guy’s wife Wally: *yells* DAD CAN I KEEP HIM?! Cynthia: badass Molayne: he gives the hints that shirtless guy is the other shirtless guy even tho we kinda already know Dexio: he was in X & Y w/ john sina he barely even talks