ADVENT CALENDAR RP MEME - DAY 11 (Part I): A FANDOM OTP Stephen Holder & Sarah Linden - FCs: Joel Kinnaman & Mireille Enos - The Killing
I just couldn’t pick one OTP, but I managed to narrow it down to my absolute two favorites. Okay, so The Killing is basically my favorite TV series and much of the reason why it became my favorite is because of the heart and soul of the series: Holder & Linden. I could ramble endlessly about why I love them so much, because they are remarkable individuals despite their demons. Seriously, they’re messed up in some heavy ways, but they still manage to be genuinely caring people. When I first started watching the series I didn’t really ship them, they were just one awesome somewhat dysfunctional partnership in my eyes. And I liked that about them. But before I knew it I was shipping them so damn hard during season 3, I don’t even know how it happened, I was suddenly on the ship. Thinking back on all the things that happened to this pair in the four seasons of the series, I can’t think of anyone that could understand and love these two but each other. The words that Sarah says to Regi after getting married resonate a lot to me, because it’s like she’s speaking from her experience with Stephen without even realizing: “You found your best selves in each other, a person who sees who you are at your core, what you’re good at, what you love doing more than anything… who you really are”. That’s probably what I love the most about these two: they know who the other really is, and they can show their true selves with each other. Sarah has seen Stephen at his worst, and vice versa, and they still don’t turn away from each other. Instead, they embrace all the bad stuff the other is and has done, just as they do with the good parts of one another. I don’t know, I just think it’s so damn beautiful that two people can understand each other to such a deep emotional and psychological level. They’re not the kind of OTP that redeem one another, they’re the kind of OTP that is made of two people who are two sides of the same coin. And being what they are, being so damn similar (especially in the darker aspects of who they are), they know there’s just one person who understands and accepts that fully, one person who always stays, because they’re going through the same things: each other. That’s why Holder is Linden’s home and she is his.
CREDIT → Character PSD by zoeyrph → Quote by Sarah Linden (The Killing)
I know that in a world with Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and much high literature, people probably find it odd that Alaric is my favorite. But the truth is I’ve never loved a character the way I love him. I can’t tell you why. But please, enjoy a rare collection of genuine smiles.