If there was one thing Jules was sure of, it was that he was cursed.
The knot in his stomach, the dryness in his throat, the fact that every single job he got was either some shite delivery or something she was getting for him. The tug at his chest when she looked at him, his ridiculous inability to keep away from her. Hells, even when he’d ditched her in another city and blended into the crowd, she still managed to find him and lure him back into her arms.
Had he angered Menphina somehow? Every night, he wracked his brains trying to figure out what he’d done for the Goddess to have such a tight grip on his throat. Had he spurned the wrong woman? Treated someone too rough? Was it the Auri girl? The Seeker boy? Something he’d said? Hells, he’d never cursed the Goddess, not once, so it couldn’t be that…
Still, every night, every thought, it was the same thing. Images of her in her head, a ghostly tingle on his skin at the imagined touch of her hand… shite. The Lover was punishing him for something, and he had to make up for it, before this devil-woman said or did something to get him to abandon home for good. It was bad enough that she’d already planted the damn thought in his mind.
It had taken him a while to understand how anyone could worship Her indoors, where you couldn’t even see the moon, but he supposed it made praying in the winter all the more comfortable. Not like he could make it out to the Shroud proper at this hour from Ul'dah…
My favorite kind of characters are those goofball, comic relief characters that are very happy and nice. then we learn bit by bit about them and their underlying traits, maybe some self esteem issues, maybe why they’re so happy and optimistic. they get some character development here and there and maybe a bit of subplot revolving around them
the thing about emma swan is that although i tag her as ‘perfect’ a lot - #ur so perfect #perfection #perfect princess, etc. - she is not actually perfect
i mean, emma screws up all the time. she lies to henry about his dad. she gets mad at her parents and acts like a sullen teenager. she lies to herself about her feelings. she holds grudges, and snaps out impatiently at people who try to break down her walls. she trusts too quickly or doesn’t trust at all. she unneccessarily doubts herself, to the point of letting friends walk all over her. or alternately, she tries to save everyone, often to her detriment or theirs
(exhibit a, she tuRNS HOOK INTO A FRIGGIN DARK ONE)
but why i’m constantly tagging emma as ‘perfect’ is because she tries so hard to improve herself. constantly
ever since s1, she has been discovering more and more about herself, expanding her knowledge and correcting her behaviors. and she has become a woman who loves easily and forgives easily, but still kicks ass and knows who she is
she’s not just some guy’s girlfriend, or the town’s savior, or the daughter of royalty, or henry’s mom. she’s all of those things - but most importantly, she’s emma. she likes florals and leather and cashmere and denim so screw consistency. she’ll put her hair up and let her hair down and wear heels or flat boots as suits her fancy. she’ll wear makeup when she damn well pleases or maybe not at all. she’ll reach for your hand if you need comfort, but she’ll stand by your side with a sword if you need that, too. and she is loyal to her last breath, loving even when she’s upset or frustrated
and she finally, FINALLY has the kind of faith in herself that all of us want to have: she is not nothing - she was never nothing! she is emma swan, and she deserves a happy ending, too
jmo said that emma is the kind of woman she would love to be friends with, and that’s what makes her perfect, to me: she’s so very, very real and frank and raw, and she’s the most heartfelt character i’ve ever had the privilege of loving