Young & Reckless

Dating Shawn Mendes - Headcannons

dating shawn mendes would include:

  • singing to you when you can’t sleep
  • 80% of his songs being about you
  • watching him work out
  • when he doesn’t have to get up early, u can bet you’re staying in bed with him the wHoLE morning
  • trying to cook something as simple as pasta but somehow burning it??
  • bLoWinG kiSsES aT YOu annd vise versa
  • ranting to you about how canada is so much better than any other country
  • trying to teach you how to play guitar
  • when he’s really tired he becomes a koala
  • head in your neck ((if u have a ticklish neck this will be hell for u))
  • his hair would kind of be across the bottom of your cheeks and in your neck and just kind of everywhere but its like REALLY ok bc his hair can stop wars
  • his lips would press to your neck during these cuddling sessions
  • his long eyelashes laying on his cheeks
  • his hair would be curlier and messier than normal
  • his skin would be kind of hot too like not warm but burning
  • he wouldn’t let u go while your sleeping either
  • he would groan if u had to leave
  • hIS GrOGGy aSS vOiCE
  • after like a month of dating and spending a lot of time together he would want you to meet his family bc they mean a lot to him but so do u and he is so proud to have found someone like u awwww
  • before he kisses you his BIG ASS HANDs would hold you face or your cheeks
  • i feel like he’s the jealous type
  • and because he’s a leo,,, he wants to be the ‘dominant’ one in the relationship whatever tf that means
  • tracing his tattoos oH LORd
  • homeboy can’t keep his hands to himself when he’s in the mod ;)
  • your friends would send him videos of u singing his songs and he would have THE MOST smug smile on his face
  • bc his gf/bf is whipped for him
  • jk
  • no probs
  • when he comes home y’all are attached at the hip for the first three days
  • telling u all the places he wants to take u some day
  • he’d be a boyfriend that would get u a promise ring bc he’s still pretty young and i feel like getting married would be;; responsible and he still wants to be young and reckless with you
  • bc he’s a giant he would sweep u off your feet a lot and carry u around no matter what size you are
  • when stuff gets intense ;) his eyes would b SUPER wide and kind of innocent looking oh lord help me after i write these
  • and his lips would pinker than normal and swollen
  • he’d breathing heavy fuehwijdks
  • his hair would be scattered in all different directions
  • god he’s a sight to look at
  • he would send u funny videos of himself when he’s on tour and away from u
  • screaming lyrics in his jeep
  • dancing together in the kitchen, bedroom, stage, bus, hotel, or anywhere really at like 2 AM
  • he would be so good to you and everyone could see that
  • and he would love you so much
  • he’s just not human and i love my baby boy ok bye this was really long,, you’re welcome…
And maybe one day he’ll be all the things you need him to be. He’ll be kind and caring and considerate. He’ll open your car door for you and carry your books to class. He’ll give you roses for no reason and take you out for last minute dates. He’ll bring you breakfast in bed and kiss you in the rain. He’ll dance with you in the shower and get drunk with you under the stars. Maybe one day he’ll be all the things you need him to be. But not today. Today he is young and foolish and reckless. Today he is selfish and not ready for love. Today he wants to drink and dance and live like he’s immortal. Today he can’t be all the things you need him to be, all the things you hoped he would be.
—  f.a.w

Jim’s biggest fear is losing the few people he cares about, and throughout the whole season you see that fear grow and grow, to the point where he has nightmares about it. Claire is nearly hit by a truck right in front of him. His mother nearly dies in his arms. Aaarrrgh! does die. Jim’s pixie-induced waking worst nightmare is his mom, Toby, and Claire turned to stone, and it cuts him so deep for a moment he believes it’s real and his legs give out in front of his mom and you see the agony in his eyes. He lies to her again about his Trollhunting because he’s scared she’ll get hurt again. He lies to his friends about taking on Angor Rot with Strickler because he’s scared they’ll get hurt. Gunmar threatens to slaughter everyone Jim loves because Jim killed Bular. Angor Rot tells Jim the reason his loved ones have gotten hurt at all is because of him, and Jim believes him because Jim has blamed himself the entire time.

Jim doesn’t decide to go into the Dark Lands alone because he has some newfound overconfidence in his own abilities or thinks he’s invincible or something. He knows he’s screwed without his friends. He’s the one that’s been advocating for their support this whole time when the past Trollhunters have argued against it. He knows he’s not ready to face Gunmar. He gets his ass whooped when the past Trollhunters try to teach him how to fight off multiple enemies at once because Gunmar’s army isn’t going to attack him one at a time. He knows. But he sees Toby and Claire standing beside Aaarrrgh’s stone corpse and thinks about Gunmar’s threat and how easily Toby and Claire could be next, and its too much. He’s scared and he’s sorry and he cries. “I can’t lose any more of you.

This is not someone who believes they can win on their own. This is a kid that’s fucking terrified of losing people and desperate to prevent it from happening again. This is a kid who’s guilt and anger and most of all terror have convinced him this is his only option. He has to go alone otherwise more people he loves are going to get hurt or killed because of him and he can’t live with that.