ariadne telling it like it is

solsticetrevelyan  asked:

15 for ari and cullen (fem or not - up to you!!)

I went with fem!cullen because the people voted and that’s what they decided. And it’s far less angsty than I expected it to be?! amazing. Anyways, prompt was “Don’t die on me - please”


Fem!Cullen x Inquisitor, PG

They’re standing off to the side of the gate with their backs flat against the wall, waiting for the guards to change so that they can barge in. They still have a few minutes before they go barging into Samson’s strong hold, and she can feel the nervous tension coming off of Cullen in waves. Ariadne looks away from the gate, planning to tell Cullen to stop, but the words catch in her throat when she sees her. She’s backlit, the sun making her hair gleam like gold. Ari had braided it herself the night before, taking the time to make sure that the braids ran tight against the side of Cullen’s head to keep it out of her face. Her muscles are tense, and every time Cullen shifts from foot to foot her braids shift with her, brushing over her pauldrons. For a second it seems like time slows, and their eyes meet-

And they get the signal and the moment is over. Cullen grins at her before barging through the gate after Cassandra. Ari hangs back with Dorian, splitting the sky open with lightning and watching as it immobilises several red templars, who are finished off by Cullen and Cassandra’s blades shortly thereafter. There’s much more than the reports had said, and they’re spilling out of the Shrine in horrible red waves. But they can handle it, and the courtyard lights up with another round of lightning. Dorian’s laughter is infectious, and Ari grins before fade stepping into the fray, freezing one of the red monstrosities as she steps through them. She’s turning, spirit blade in hand, before she’s even finished materialising, and when she’s fully back her sword meets the templars neck and slices clean through it.

Ariadne winks at Cullen, who has just knocked another templar to the ground, before vanishing and reappearing on the other side of the courtyard. The battle drags on, and Ari keeps getting glimpses of her companions; of Cole appearing just in time to pull his knives out of an enemies neck, of Cassandra bashing her shield into a templar’s face, of Cullen, haloed in gold hair and lightning as she blocks a blow.

But then they’re at the door of the Shrine, staring at the behemoth that is stumbling towards them on massive, shaky legs, framed by flames and towering red lyrium crystals. She doesn’t have time to feel horror, just brings her staff down on the floor so hard that the tiles crack and then heads straight into the fray, fighting through fire and trying not to listen to the whispering lyrium.

They’re too late to save Maddox, and then they’re rushing through a burning building in an attempt to gather the information Dagna needs. Cole finds the last page just as a section of the ceiling collapses, crushing a red lyrium crystal and sending the dust into the air. Cullen stumbles, choking on it, as the floor begins to shake. Her eyes are unfocused when Ariadne reaches her, pulling her up and dragging her forwards.

“No no no,” she whispers, flinging one of Cullen’s arms over her shoulders and trying not to choke on the smoke and the dust herself, ignoring the voices she hears in the flames. They’re telling her to give up, that she and her friends are going to be buried under fire and stone. Her fears are echoed back and her, but she grits her teeth as she fights against Cullen, who is struggling against her.

“Don’t die on me,” Ariadne begs as Cullen tries to push her away and head back towards the fire. “Please, Cullen. Don’t listen to it, it’s lying.”

Cassandra appears on her other side and together they manage to drag the heavily armoured Commander out of the collapsing Shrine and into the open, away from the lyrium. It isn’t until they reach the gate that Ari stops hearing the whispers from the flames, but even then she doesn’t let up her grip on Cullen’s arm until they’re far away from the Shrine and it’s whispering stones.

That night Ariadne lays awake as Cullen sleeps beside her, trying to replace all memories of Cullen wreathed in flame with memories of the way her lightning lit her up like a star.

The picture of the bacchante who stands motionless and stares into space must have been well known. Catullus is thinking of her when he tells of the abandoned Ariadne, who follows her faithless lover with sorrowing eyes as she stands on the reedy shore ‘like the picture of a maenad.’ Indeed, melancholy silence becomes the sign of women who are possessed by Dionysus. […]
Madness dwells in the surge of clanging, shrieking, and pealing sounds, it dwells also in silence. The women who follow Dionysus get their name, maenads, from this madness. Possessed by it, they rush off, whirl madly in circles, or stand still, as if turned to stone.
—   Walter F. Otto, “Dionysus - Myth and Cult” (1933)
tlh snippet

my apology for being unforthcoming with spoilers and having a misleading family tree :)

James cried out. Lightning seemed to fork behind his vision, and suddenly he was back in Regent’s Park, kneeling on the grass. There was a firm grip on his shoulders. “Jamie, Jamie, Jamie,” said an urgent voice, and James — his breath tearing in and out of his chest — tried to focus on what was in front of him.

Matthew.

Everything was blurred in that moment but Matthew’s face, his green eyes wide and dark and steady. Behind him moved other figures; they seemed in that moment like the shapes James had been finding in the clouds — inchoate and untouchable.

“Jamie, breathe,” Matthew said, and his voice was the only steady thing in a world turning upside down. It had been years since this had happened. Years. The horror of it happening in front of a crowd of people —

“Did they see me?” he said in a cracked voice. “Did they see me turn?”

“You didn’t,” Matthew said, “or at least, only a very little bit — perhaps just a bit fuzzy round the edges —“

“It’s not funny,” James said through his teeth, but Matthew’s humor acted like a slap of cold water; he opened his eyes fully, saw Thomas and Christopher looking down at him. They had positioned themselves so as to block him from the crowd at the lake’s edge.

“Get up,” Thomas said. “It’s the best thing you can do, James, we’ll tell them you tripped or fell.” His hazel eyes were anxious but his tone was reassuring. “Honestly all the attention was on Ariadne — “

Matthew’s hands on James’ shoulders turned into a grip on his arms, and James was hauled upright by his three best friends. Christopher produced a handkerchief from somewhere and began to dust his lapels.

Chris,” said Matthew. He was the only person who ever used that nickname for Christopher besides Anna. “Stop. Who cares if he’s dusty? He was just invisible.”

“But he isn’t any more,” Christopher pointed out.

“We need to get you back to the Institute,” said Matthew to James in a low voice. “If you’re going to start suddenly going all — shadowy — for no reason, then the Silent Brothers —“

“Not the Silent Brothers,” said Thomas. “Just Zachariah.”

We Were Gods - Chapter 4

Pulling Strings; Meet Ariadne

FROM: Medusa [snakesonthehead@gmail.com]
TO: Theseus [thebeastslayer@gmail.com]
I don’t think Ariadne would ever tell you, but her birthday is May fifth.
Don’t fuck it up.

Information like that has the potential to drive someone insane.

Theseus blinks several times before he reads the message again.

And again.

He’s disgusted with sweat that clings like a fine, wet sheen on his skin; it glues the thin fabric of his shirt to his neck and shoulders. He takes a long gulp out of his bright neon yellow plastic bottle - half water, half isotonic - before he continues with his running session.


thebeastslayer: just in case anyone thinks looking this good is easy, here’s a photo of me #takingashower (12m ago)

thegirlwiththethread: @thebeastslayer, I’d say flawless as usual (11m ago)

snakesonthehead: @thegirlwiththetread girl you have it hard (8m ago)

huntressofthewoods: @thebeastslayer are you doing a competition with @thesun again? (8m ago)

Orpheus: @thebeastslayer Everyone needs to believe in something and I believe I’ll have another drink #Humphrey Bogart (2m ago)


“Mum bought you earrings again. Pearls.”

Ariadne rolls her eyes, provoking, and pushes the comb through her straight hair with more force than necessary. Perfect white teeth bite down on the soft cushion of her pink underlip while her hands are busied to tie the long strands of her hair in a complicated looking knot.

Asterion watches from the other side of his room, frozen on the childish office chair their parents bought him years ago; his fingernails drill in the ripped cotton that’s washed and bleached down to a hideous sea-green by now. His eyes never leave his sister’s body - how she sways, how she bends, how she fucking moves  -

He wants to chain her up. Strap her. Strip her. Cut and purge and caress her wild-kissed brown skin that glistens golden and warm as soon as stray sun-rays cast their bright shine on her. He wants to bite down in the soft flesh of her thighs and choke on the blood that he will taste there. He wants to moan. To unravel her. To rip the delicate layer of her skin with his bare hands. He wants to fuck her, to control her, to trust into her, deeper and deeper, he wants to -

“Do you think Theseus will gift me something?”

Asterion blinks.

Ariadne has turned around and faces him, her lips shiny and luscious and pink.
Ariadne, his sister.

He swallows.


Medusa:
Turn on the tv!

Ariadne:
Why?

Medusa:
Turn it on!

Ariadne:
I swear to God Medi
if it’s the trailer of the new
Orange is the New Black season again…

Medusa:
Oh for fucks sake Ariadne just turn the tv on!

Ariadne:
OMG DANCING SNAKES!

Medusa:
Yessss!


sex&drugs&wine: scientifically it’s really fucked up that humans drink the milk of another animal when we make our own (23m ago)

sex&drugs&wine: i’ve never seen an elephant sucking on a cow for milk (23m ago)

thegirlwiththethread: @sex&drugs&wine how high are you? (5m ago)

sex&drugs&wine: @thegirlwiththetread yes (2m ago)

Ariadne sighs. She tries to get her brother’s attention while waving her phone in his general direction.

“Is Dionysus crashing at Hypnos’ place again?”

“It’s Saturday, where else would he be?”
Her brother doesn’t turn around, his eyes still fixed on the screen where his current ego-shooter game is flashing in different bright shades.

“Why are you even playing this?” She asks at the same time he puts a bullet through a zombie’s head. She observes the way he tenses, the way how he grits his teeth and when he answers, it’s low and raw and dangerous.

“Because not everyone can be a hero, little sis. Sometimes you need to be the monster you are meant to be.”

She can’t find the words to disagree so she rises, puts a kiss on his cheek and breaths into his neck while her hands are caressing his jet black hair.


flowersinmyhair: Can’t sleep. Can’t figure out how waffle fries are made. I think I need ice-cream. (30m ago)

thegirlwiththethread: @flowersinmyhair have you tried a deep fryer already? (27m ago)

snakesonthehead: @thegirlwiththethread @flowersinmyhair trust her, there’s nothing Ari doesn’t know (24m ago)

flowersinmyhair: @thegirlwiththethread :D :D :D (14m ago)

godoftheunderworld: @girlwiththethread @snakesonthehead don’t encourage her please (8m ago)


Sometimes she dreams of being dead.

It’s not as horrible as it sounds; a grave may be dark but a grave is silent, a grave doesn’t judge, a grave doesn’t care if you’ve put enough make up on your face or if your dress is long enough to cover your thighs but short enough to show your knees.

A grave simply is.

Instead she wakes in the mornings and is too exhausted to try living again.


Ariadne:
Hey Medi, wanna go to Ikea on Sunday?

Medusa:
Sure, anything special in mind?

Ariadne:
How about we hide in the closets
and wait until customers walk be.
When they do we walk out and say
‘I’m back from Narnia’ :))

Medusa:
I love you.
This is why we’re best friends.


FROM: Hephaistos [hammer_man@gmail.com]

TO: Asterion [the_minotaur@gmail.com]

<1 FILE ATTACHED>

You should have stayed until the party started. You missed out the best parts. Also, your sister missed you. I made a picture when she opened your present. She liked yours the most - thought you’d want to know.

There is Ariadne looking down on the small silver wrapped present in her hand, the paper carefully picked apart. A golden ring glimmers between her delicate brown fingers but that’s not what catches Asterion’s breath and pushes it down his lungs again.

It’s her face.

The smile on her lips is utterly sincere, bright and cheerful and loving.

Something in the center of Asterion’s body aches.

“Yeah”, he whispers softly to the vast darkness of his room.
Ariadne still smiles brightly from the picture on his phone.

“What makes a monster a monster, do you suppose?”

“Oh, not you, Icarus. Not ones who dream of nothing but touching the sound of the light of the sun.”

You look to your hands, intertwined. The hands that still smell faintly of feathers, of wax.

Your wings, they wait for you, for freedom.

“What will you tell the sky of me?” She whispers desperately to fill the silence.

“That you danced through my prison, the one they call the great labyrinth. That knowing you was like knowing the ocean was my home but never having learned to swim.”

“You’ll tell them that? You swear it?”

You smile, wistfully.

“Ariadne. I’ll tell the sky that even it would drown in you.”

—  Poetry Commission for @alpha-hydrae | p.d
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my secret santa gift for smugrobotics!! College AU where Eames hosts a segment on the uni radio show and Arthur is drunk on his voice. also on ao3

“That’s it for tonight; thanks for listening. Don’t forget to follow my journey to self-discovery as documented in my blog—links are listed in the official website. Have a lovely night, all.” The voice is warm and low; Arthur can just imagine the speaker smiling, even if he’s never seen Eames, whoever he is. Eames just has a really nice voice with a really nice accent, no, Ariadne, he is not infatuated with this guy.

Arthur just happens to like Eames’ radio show, that’s all. The segment, part of the university’s radio program, starts at seven in the evening every night. Eames’ program is an advice show, but it often turns into something of a missed connections program—callers complaining about being too shy to talk to the guy from the library or the girl who dropped her books in the quad, if you’re listening to this, can you please call me at this number?

Eames’ voice aside, Arthur genuinely finds Eames to be pleasant. He’s kind and thoughtful and always gives great advice, making sure to give out hotline numbers for questions that he thinks are more than he should be handling. From the show, Arthur has only been able to gather that Eames is a sophomore whose least favorite class is physics.

Which, yeah. Arthur can definitely relate to that sentiment.

All Arthur wants is for Eames to slip up about his romantic life—single? Crushing? Committed? He’s been listening for months, but Eames really does his best to make sure his segments are never about him.

Which is why Arthur finds himself googling the university’s radio show, going on the site, and searching for Eames’ blog. The link takes him to Eames’ tumblr, and Arthur clicks Follow before even reading any of Eames’ posts.

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aesterea  asked:

adriadne is such a beautiful name!!! what are they like?

Sorry that I’m late! The app never told me anything D:

Adriadne is a human that can summon and manipulate ice and snow! So basically she’s technically no a human, but her form is like a typical human being. She’s really tall and has a light brown skin and white silver-ish hair that usually covers her left eye. She has heterochromia so her left eye is blue while the other is deep brown. She’s also pretty tall, like 5′11, and her body is very flexible due to early ballet lessons and her current job - a figure skater.

side note: dont tell her this but her name was supposed to be ariadne but apparently i misread it and thought it was adriadne when i saw it on google for quite a long time. oops?

Thank you for asking!!! <3

DO YOU GUYS WANT TO READ A REALLY SUPER RIDICULOUS BOOK

I present:  Love for the Cold-Blooded, or The Part-Time Evil Minion’s Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero by Alex Gabriel

  • it’s funny
  • it’s a world where superheroes and supervillains are common, and they kinda fight each other from time to time, but it’s never serious and no one dies, and honestly they’re all ridiculous cause they strike ridiculous poses that make them look sexy (yeah right), and prepare awful speeches, and they have minions (a kid of a villain ought to ‘serve’ as a minion to some other villain, it runs in a family, it’s called NET-WORKING)
  • Pat doesn’t want to be like his Mom (honestly Pat’s Mom is the greatest though), he just wants to be an urban designer (what a sweetheart)
  • Pat also works as a night manager to Nicholas Anderson aka Silver Paladin aka a hoagie superhero  
  • Silver Paladin is a fucking dork. end of story.
  • ANYWAYS. the plot is ridic, you’re gonna love it
  • the point is, ALL THE FEMALE CHARACTERS TBH. there are so many, and they’re so great. Pat’s sisters - Cea, Zen, HELL (hell yeah), are lovely. Pat’s Mom is the greatest, like I said. Cat. Ariadne and Doc Destiny (mhmmmm gimme a superhero/supervillain lesbian romance asap right now) THEY’RE SO BRILLIANT, all of them, and it’s natural and obvious bc duh
  • honestly the blurb says (among other things) that the book is about “young men loving not wisely, but well” come on??? this is the sweetest
  • (honestly though the romance is cute. they’re both nerds. Pat is a weirdo, and Nick is even a bigger weirdo, and they constantly keep telling each other “you’re the strangest person i’ve ever met” (Nick to Pat), “you’re nuts” (Pat to Nick)
  • (ok uh i should probably mention the book has explicit sex scenes so 18+ my friends)
  • OK BUT the reason number #1 why you should read the book:
  • THE SERPENT SLUTS
  • honestly, my boys. so brave so young so sexy, wearing leather, and being slutty and pretty - and being proud of their job, and responsible and totally heroes. 
  • (AT ONE POINT THEY RESCUE SNAKES AND I’M??? they’re so eager and starry eyed and v brave)
  • i mean, as you can see, this book is ridiculous and funny but also subversive (”Pat’s “I;m proud to be a SLUT!!!” i mean……)
  • you’ll lough out loud 
  • (i mean, ok, this book is weird, and sometimes the writing style is Too Much™ bc Pat babbles so much and it can get confusing? but that’s kind of a point) 
  • I LOVED IT 
  • also, i almost forgot: android dolphins (do i need to say more) 

@princeand-thepauper (cont. from Skype thread)

Ariadne, Jericho, and his family been walking through the desert for several days now, trying to make their way back to Skyhold after they’d gotten pulled through a rift. Well, Ariadne wasn’t exactly walking. She’d broken her ankle and potentially her foot as well, and although she was stubborn enough to walk back, Jericho had threatened to carry her if she tried. So she was riding on Aph’s back with Aria, telling the girl stories and occasionally braiding her hair to keep herself busy.

But Ariadne could tell that Aph was getting tired, and Ariadne was getting rather tired of just sitting around. So the next day the were setting out, Ariadne used Aph as support to stand and began trying to limp forward. Yes, it hurt like a bitch. But she was used to sucking it up, so she swallowed back her winces and started limping onward.

She was nervous as she combed over her clothes, trying to find something that said she actually worked at a bar, even if people who knew her wouldn’t believe it. Or believe the fact that she’d been legitimately disowned. Ariadne had woken up a few weeks ago, after the seemingly worst day of her entire life, to find out her account had been expunged and her parents were done with her her foolishness, and simply disowned her as a disappointment. Like she wasn’t their daughter, but a business deal gone wrong. With the pain aside, it had pissed Ariadne off, even more so than her ending to University - which had been quite a show of her screaming and pleading with the dean, and being tossed out by a security guard who wasn’t very sympathetic to her emotional state or current situation. Without even telling her parents, and without them even contacting her, she had lost her education, her family and her money all in a span of twenty-four hours, making her feeling like a champ on being The World’s Biggest Disappointment/Failure in all human existence, and after drinking her feelings for two days, realized now she needed a job. Mostly because Audrey, her roommate and best friend, reminded her that she needed to pay rent and being a freeloader would be too humiliating for the little ego she had left. Which she was right, much to Ariadne’s hungover chagrin, had hunted down a job.

Weird interviews and lack of outfits aside, Ariadne was just nervous. Most twenty-four year olds had had job experience, and Ariadne worried about the snarky comments, the haughty looks, and screwing up. So with a semi-passible outfit and a mad dash to the subway, she arrived at her first shift twenty minutes late, chalking another point for the universe as her score remained at a consistent zero - the only thing in her life that didn’t keep her guessing at the moment. Out of breath, she tried to fix her hair as she went to the bar, seeing a tall and thin brunette and gave her a weak excuse for a smile. “Erm, hey,” she said, trying to ignore her nerves, “uh, I’m the new girl - Ariadne. Sorry, I’m late. I didn’t get the train on time, and there was a delay -” Blushing, she stopped herself, “but I was supposed to meet a Selene. She’s going to train me, or that’s what the woman I interviewed said.”

anonymous asked:

Top 5 mythological legends? (also, I've been meaning to ask you, what do you study?)

(conjoint between law and media!)

  1. ARIADNE AND THE MINOTAUR. i remember when i was 11 and read jennifer cook’s maiden and the minotaur which was focused entirely on ariadne as this bratty teenage girl who gets into fits of rage at her sister phaedra, and i was so charmed and so in love with it because it’s the first telling of the story that i read that didn’t focus on theseus. probably my favorite myth of all time; probably my favourite archetype in the entire section of greek mythology - princess who buys her freedom out of her father’s kingdom by destroying the kingdom. medea, too, fits into this - and the fact that she does it with a piece of string. ariadne brings down a kingdom with a PIECE OF STRING. and then you have the pure imagery of the minoan kingdom; bull leaping and the red painted palaces and this giant enveloping labyrinth swallowing nobles like a venus fly trap, the inventor and his son in the tower, the king who becomes a judge of the dead. side note: if ariadne escapes her father in life, how GREAT IS IT that she escapes him in death as well; dionysus makes her immortal so she’ll never have to face his judgement in hades? i ’ m.
  2. niobe and her children. a really really fun version of female hubris, which is so rare (arachne counts, i think, and andromeda’s mother, but the fall out of this is so bloodthirsty and brutal). my favourite aspect of this would probably have to be the artemis/apollo dynamic; that niobe insults their mother, and the two of them hunt down her children like pigs on a hunt, piling a heal of bodies and leaving the mother alive. the pure savagery of this act - fitting for artemis, goddess of the hunt and goddess of the wild, but i’ve always loved the divide between what apollo does and what he’s the god of. civilization and music and poetry, tearing down children into dead meat. this is so much more intimate an act of reprisal than the plague at troy, and g a h i love this story so much.
  3. achilles/patroclus. does this really even need to be said.
  4. HELEN HELEN HELEN OF SPARTA WHO MADE HERSELF INTO HELEN OF TROY. sorry not sorry i’m going with the ‘she picked paris’ choice. she’s the daughter of fucking zeus, daughter of thunder and lightning and birthed from a divine swan egg, her brothers are etched into the stars and she has godsblood in her, she is divine she is divine she is divine; she has a godhead within her as much as heracles does, or odysseus, or achilles, or perseus or theseus or any of those other men. her gift is her beauty and we don’t even know what she looks like - her godhead, however, is what she’s able to do with that beauty, which is sell herself as whatever these men want her to be. she is a divine vision, and how dare you wall her up inside the palace and expect her to be quiet and silent except when spoken to and how do you expect a goddess to bow down to men? the trojan war as helen’s sacifice, and not even her father zeus had had such an offering of blood.
  5. THE BACCHAI. just; terrifying smiling calm dionysus coming back from the east a boy god, who charms the women of thebes into maenads and unleashes a mother on her son and watches as she tears him apart, and smiles the whole time. god. g o d.
The Sixth Event, Insert “Spiderweb” Joke Here

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The rest of the ride was mostly uneventful. Baltimore and Beam explained that they believed there was a conspiracy in the military, and Ariadne mostly seemed to unquestioningly agree with almost anything they said that was critical of the army.

Flax seemed to get frustrated with this, but after about an hour and a half she was making smalltalk and swapping stories as well. Occasionally, Pilar would call back comments on those stories and then go back to swerving between asteroids.

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The Eighth Event, 1.0274912510

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Some time later, Baltimore drifted back into consciousness. She could still feel Beam’s form nestled against her, and was grateful to find out the the events of the previous night had not simply been a perfect dream.

She considered rousing Beam as well, but she was in no hurry to leave their bunk. Her thoughts turned to how long they had been sleeping.

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The Fifth Event, Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Spider

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The lights flickered on to reveal the owner of the eight purple eyes. It was not, as Baltimore had feared, another of the horrors that had almost killed her earlier in the evening, but was actually a young black girl of around fifteen or sixteen years, wearing lavender jeans and a black t-shirt.

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The Twenty-First Event, We See Each Other Plain

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Flax was the first to awaken in the morning. She wasted no time in dressing, brushing her teeth and moving downstairs, figuring it was best to get these things out of the way before anyone else woke up and clashed over rights to what appeared to be the house’s only bathroom.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, a request for a Clarke/Bellamy POV of The Lines on Your Page of Memories if you'd want to do it! Thanks so much :)

Original fic on AO3, and alt-POV!

ALSO I totally forgot to put this at first, but this is rated M, please plan accordingly!


Clarke was the one who delivered Ariadne, and for hours after, she wondered if her mother could have saved Marina. If Abby had been there, if she would have saved the baby and the mother. If someone else might have made different choices. Better ones.

Bellamy came to find her once the baby was asleep, and that made her feel even worse. She should have been there for him, but her hands were shaking too much. So she let herself deal with the dead, and trusted the living to him. It’s a habit she’s still trying to break, seven years later.

“I’m so sorry,” she said, before he could say anything.

“You don’t have anything to apologize for.” He put his hand on her shoulder, and the sound she made came close to a sob. “Clarke–”

“You shouldn’t be comforting me right now. You’re the one who–”

“I’m still pretty numb,” he said, voice light. “Give it a couple days to sink in and you can come comfort me.” He clears his throat. “I meant it. You don’t have to apologize. It was–no one could have done better, Clarke.”

“You don’t know that.”

“Yeah, I do.”

Three days after, Echo came to her and said, “Bellamy already knows this, but I thought you should too. In Azgeda, we have a mourning period.”

Clarke nodded. “The Delphi did too, I remember. How long?”

“A year,” she said. “And two more for each child.”

“To wear mourning?” Clarke asked. She didn’t even know what mourning looked like in Azgeda. Making Bellamy follow the custom for five years seemed–excessive. Even to honor his wife.

“Before he marries again.”

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I wanted to come back to the necklace and Lauren.

Remember that in 5x01, when Bo was sent in Tartarus By Freyja, Bo’s necklace stayed behind and didn’t pass the portal.

We have all asked ourselves “why?”
Lot of theories have been said and I think we are on the good road..

Episode 5x02 gave me something more about the meaning of this necklace.

Remember this ?

x

“This is better anyway.”
Stacey said this after telling no to Kenzi.
This is better that is Lauren’s soul.
Not Dyson, not Kenzi but Lauren.
Even if Freyja wouldn’t have made a deal with Bo for Kenzi, Stacey would have chose Lauren at the end.
Because this is better

She shows the necklace and says “you hold a PARTICULARLY SPECIAL place in Bo’s heart.
This line is heavy. She could have say “special place” but no, she makes it clear that Lauren’s place is VERY important in Bo’s heart.
And the fact she shows the necklace as a proof of this, means something.

Now, remember, the necklace couldn’t pass the portal and go in Tartarus with Bo. It stayed behind.
Why?
We know it’s related to Lauren. It’s related to Bo and Lauren. It’s related to something powerful between them. Could I say love?
But the 5x02 made me understand….

Bo’s father abhors light. Of any kind I think. But this is my own spec.
But he abhors light, right?
And I think this is why the necklace stayed behind. It’s a symbol of light, sort of. It’s made of light, of love.
“For giving me the freedom to love, and I do”.
Let’s not forget this. This is a gift of love. This is more.
This is a necklace. A “dark” and negative symbol for Lauren that she MANAGED to turn into something “light” and positive.

And this is something about Lauren. This ability to turn negative into positive. I said it once, I say it again.

Because Lauren represents the light in Bo’s heart.
Because Lauren is the light that keep the dark at bay for Bo.
Because Lauren is her constant.

Because Lauren loves her since the first moment they met. (Ok i needed to say it u_u my doccubus heart)
I mean when Bo was in the maze and was losing blood and getting weaker… It’s Lauren’s voice that triggered her to kick Puca because she used Lauren’s voice to tell “I never loved you Bo”. So, Lauren helped Bo to get out of the maze…
Like the red string of fate.. no wait.. the Ariane’s string? (wikipedia is your friend…)

Ok, so in english it’s Ariadne. (some info)
Andactually there’s some interesting things about this legend/greek mythology.

It’s late and my brain is sleepy, no more coffee in my veins.. well anyway!

My point is….
Lauren is apparently associated with the LIGHT element.
with all the things said above and let’s not forget the poster where she has an illuminated hand.

there’s something here.

The necklace is special.
Lauren is special.
The relationship between Bo and Lauren is special.

I can feel it in my cup of coffee, there’s something here. something strong, maybe old, and very powerful.