you know what? i’m a little disappointed by oswald’s “death”, because ed could have been so much crueler than he decided to be. he wanted to wreck him, take everything he ever had, right?
but he could have done it so much better, after all those little ‘games’ and mind tricks.
if ed had wanted to be cruel, he could’ve given oswald hope.
the hope that his feelings were not unanswered. that isabella meant in fact nothing. that it was just them, the king of gotham and his righthand man.
the hope that there was actually something between them, more than just friendship.
and as they stood there by the docks, cold seeping through their coats and fog hanging in the air.
after all those words, after the bullet pierced his skin.
he could’ve pulled him closer.
just a quick kiss on the lips, before everything ended. just enough to make oswald think that he had the chance to be loved