25 Days of Outlander - Day 4 / Favourite Line Directly from the Book ‘I will find you,’ he whispered in my ear. ‘I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you – then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.’ His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. ‘Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.’ (Timor Mortis Conturbat Me, Dragonfly in Amber)
The woman in question peers up from her notepad to glance at her co-worker, who is flashing her what he probably thinks is a charming grin. Typical McCree, though it certainly isn’t going to sway her decision. After three years of serving tables by his side, she’s immune to his Southern Charm. However, as his friend, she’s prone to letting him off the hook on occasion.
“What is it this time, Jesse?” Angela sighs, placing her pad in the pocket of her apron. “Is another pretty girl asking to take a drive in your car? Or are your delinquent friends trying to get you to go vandalize another abandoned building?”
“C’mon, you should know me better than that,” McCree scoffs, scratching the stubble around his chin. “When have I ever skipped work for either of those things?”
“Five times in the past two months,” she clarifies with a smug, matter-of-fact tone. “I keep track, you know.”
“Goody two-shoes,” he mutters under his breath, prompting Angela to grab a nearby newspaper and smack it across his head. “Ow, watch it!”
“Unlike some people, I enjoy my job and would very much like to keep it,” she quips. “Reyes and Morrison would kill me if they knew I was covering for you again.”
“Those geezers? Nah, they’re too busy makin’ out in the backroom to notice I’m gone,” he snickers. Once again, Angela smacks him with the newspaper, only relenting once he holds his hands up in surrender. “Alright, alright, sorry!”
“Unless you’ve got a reasonable explanation as to why I need to cover your shift, the answer is no,” she sighs, pushing past McCree with a wave of her hand. “Try harder.”
“Hear me out then,” McCree insists, following right after her. “Instead of a pretty girl, it’s a pretty guy this time.”
Angela rolls her eyes and shoves a few menus in McCree’s arms, attempting to steer him toward the patrons settling down at the end of the counter. “And how is that supposed to change my mind?”
“Okay, okay, okay – just look over at table nine,” McCree murmurs, gesturing to the table in question. “That there is Genji’s older brother, and he just agreed to go on a joyride with yours truly. How can I pass that up?”
Despite her better judgement, Angels glances across the diner at where Genji’s brother is sitting. As much as she hates to admit it, he’s definitely attractive, much more than anyone else McCree has picked up before. A pretty face that can probably kick McCree’s ass six ways to Sunday – just his type, now that she thinks about it. Of course, that doesn’t change the fact he’s related to their co-worker and friend, who is too busy cooking up orders in the kitchen to catch onto McCree’s plan.
“Does Genji know you’re interested in his brother?” She asks, tapping her fingers against her chin.
“Does Miss Amari know y’spent the weekend at Fareeha’s dorm?” He counters, earning a scandalized gasp from Angela. “Yeah, I know ‘bout all of that. Fareeha’s like a sister to me, tells me everythin’ that goes on at that college of hers. It’d be a damn shame if Ana found out, wouldn’t it?”
“This is blackmail!” She hisses, grabbing McCree by the collar of his shirt. “If you think I’m going to cover for you now, you can take these menus and shove them up your–”
“Jesse, what is taking so long?”
When Angela releases McCree’s shirt, she realizes Hanzo is standing on the other side of the counter, looking rather confused by what he stumbled upon. McCree, as usual, is quick to flash his signature smirk and coolly lean across the counter, effectively grabbing Hanzo’s attention. It’s a pose Angela has seen all too often, prompting her to make a disgusted sound in the back of her throat.
“Don’t mind her,” McCree chuckles, pulling back to glare at his friend. “She’s just a lil’ moody today, but thankfully she’s coverin’ for me. Right, Angela?”
With the threat of blackmail looming over her head, Angela grits her teeth and forces a fake smile. “Of course. You two have fun.”
“Sweet!” McCree quietly cheers, hopping over the counter to join Hanzo. “Catch y’later, Angie!”
McCree grabs hold of Hanzo’s hand and whisks him toward the exit before Angela can even blink, probably worried that she might go back on her word before they even make it through the door.
Instead, she simply sighs and tries to go about her business, mentally scolding herself for letting McCree dump his shift on her yet again. Thankfully, Genji will more than likely put McCree in his place – at least, once Angela clues him in on where his brother ran off to.
A little excerpt from an article regarding Roy’s costume at Tokyo Comic-Con. It’s a wishywashy translation at best, and I didn’t do the whole thing because most of it was stuff we already knew, but I thought there were at least some interesting comments worth bringing to attention.
It has been decided that the movie Fullmetal Alchemist, which made use of practical/realistic costume design, will have a display from December 2nd until December 4th at Tokyo Comic-Con 2016. The costume on display will be that of Roy Mustang, who can boast of popularity and wealth even within the narrative. (Translator’s note: He lives in a tiny apartment with barely more than a couch and all the higher-ups in the military hate him, but sure, if you say so.) Even Dean Fujioka, who plays the role of Colonel Mustang, commented “I’m glad to have been able to wear Roy Mustang’s costume, which literal blood and sweat went into, and to have felt the passion of all of the movie’s team, and the world of the movie.”
Along with this, Rie Nishihara, who was in charge of the movie’s costuming, said “In order to add some realism to the costumes, we referenced things the original series was inspired by, such as 19th century Industrial Revolution-era military uniforms and medieval armor, and finally settled on something formal yet easy to move around in,” and director Fumihiko Sori’s message was “We hope this display can clearly show off the realistic world of the movie.”
It’s exciting to get a look at the world of the movie, despite it not being released until December 2017. The Colonel’s trademark gloves were not included in the display, and anticipation for these unseen visuals seems to be building. We hope to keep an eye on any information that continues to be revealed.