this Bell-arke meta is so brilliant and so perfect and sO PAINFUL
but why did you never tell me you had a blog named epic bcky and also where has this meta been all my life and generally just !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??!!!!!!!!!!!!/!???!!
I, personally, am far more invested in Bellamy Blake’s well-being and worth as a singular character that I am in his contributions to the plot as one half of a romantic pairing.
This paragraph alerted me to the fact that I was gonna agree with every single one of this person’s words, tbh. (It’s so true that this argument gets made all the time wrt: Clarke but hardly ever wrt: Bellamy.)
We saw the look on Bellamy’s face when he realized that Clarke was more than some stuck up, privileged Princess who wasn’t equipped to make the hard choices (I think we all know which moment I mean). WE’VE BEEN BURYING A CORPSE IN THE FOREST.
She told him that, yes, defeating Mount Weather was worth potentially sacrificing Bellamy’s life and we got the devastating privilege of watching Bellamy Blake’s heart break on our screens (I want to clarify that in this particular scenario, I don’t mean she broke his heart romantically – I mean she broke his heart in the way a heart breaks when someone tells you that you don’t matter to them, that you are expendable).
I’m crying blood.
What if, at this point, Clarke is the one who isn’t good for Bellamy?
Clarke is completely lost – so far gone that she left everyone she loves behind because she couldn’t deal with the burden of being there for them anymore.
In order for Clarke and Bellamy to be Clarke and Bellamy again, Clarke has to rediscover who Clarke is and Bellamy has to forgive her for placing her burdens on his shoulders with little to no regard for his own state of mind.
And I want to see Clarke work for that forgiveness. I don’t want to see Bellamy forgive her because he understands because that’s not fair – that makes the relationship incredible one-sided.
I want to see Clarke understand the weight of what she did to him, the pressure she put on him, and I want to see them work through the damage it did to their friendship together.