I have a lot of father-daughter feelings with these two

Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home

Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love

headcanon time!

I decided to write down a few essential headcanons, that are very important for my portrayal and my take on Lucrezia. I am more than happy if you guys read them and keep this in mind :)

  1. Lucrezia is different to the rest of her family. Ambition runs in the very veins of the Borgias, but she has much less of it then her father and her brothers. Her heart is more kind and warm and justice means a lot to her. She deeply loves her family, but if she feels that they do something wrong she’ll state her opinion and try everything to make it right.
  2. Lucrezia feels trapped in her life. She hates to be the property of anyone and it hurts her when her father sells her like he owns his daughter. But the responsibility toward the family (something she grew up with from a young age) always wins and she obeys. Her dream is to live an independent life, no longer expected to fullfill anyone’s wishes. She wants to have a position of her own and decide alone.
  3. She deeply cares for the people around her and in Rome (or wherever she is in charge and able to help). Lucrezia wants to climb not only for her ambitious side, but to improve the life of others and to bring peace. When you approach her, you will usually find an open ear.
  4. Lucrezia has a curious nature. She likes to try out a lot of things and that also defines her sexuality. I see her as heteroromantic and bisexual. She is open for intimacy with a woman, but only in special cases this will lead to a relationship. 
  5. Her two greatest fears are losing loved ones and failure. In her young years some people around her were murdered by her own family and this convinced her, that her affection brings death. This is why it will need a lot of time to get close to her and to make her open up to you. In her later years she falls more and more into melancholy due to watching a lot of beloved family members, friends and her lover die. 
  6. In my opinion historical Cesare and Lucrezia didn’t have an incestuous relationship (not even mentioning her father or her other brothers). They were close and their love was deeper than just usual sibling feelings. They both felt alone in the world and were like lifelines for each other. They were soulmates and understood the other one more than anyone else ever could. But their love was just deeper than a physical relationship. They protected each other with it.
  7. Lucrezias life goals are: making a difference, being remembered for what she has done, love and satisfaction and freedom.