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I’ve been slaving away long days and endless nights on this portrait series and today I finally get to debut my hard work. In fact, I am going to open a gallery show this summer containing works like this which I expect you all to attend. For now, though, prints of my crowning achievement are available in my sexy new shop (my old shop couldn’t handle it.) If you don’t buy the entire set I can only assume you don’t appreciate true beauty.


“It’s about a prostitute, but not in a misogynistic or glamorising way. I was, like, 19, and I met this woman who I didn’t actually have sex with, but she was a prostitute. It was my obsession with the utilisation of femininity, and how it has power over everything. Over intellect, over anything that a man holds dear to himself. I think that that song is an ode to how I was very impressed with her as a young man.”

Matty talking about the intent behind ‘Woman’ (x)

38. “Everyone keeps telling me you’re the bad guy.” - anon 

Originally posted by leafierleaf

When Steve brought in his friend, all eyes were on him. Rumors spread like wildfire and you didn’t know who to believe. You had repeatedly told yourself to mind your own business and just focus what was in front of you. But that was the problem, he was always in front of you. No matter when or where, he was always just there. You would observe from afar. When Steve would bring him to Tony’s lab for a brief check in, you always peer in through the glass curiously, never close enough to hear actual words. The first few weeks broke your heart. He was nothing like what the gossip had painted him as. He was broken, hurt, mentally and physically worn out. He caught your eye the first time he was in Tony’s wing. You offered him a small smile before you looked away embarrassingly, going back to your work. As weeks passed, Bucky seemed to occupying the gym at the same time you were. Again, you stared from afar, curious, but not enough to attempt to strike a conversation. With each passing day, you began to disregard the rumors and talk amongst the soldiers.

The day the two of you officially met could be counted as the best day of your life. You had just walked into the gym, removing your drawstring backpack and throwing it on the benches. You noticed another occupant’s belongings on the same bench. Straightening up your mess, you set your water bottle down next to your bag before stripping off your jacket, bunching it up in a small ball before tossing it next to your stuff. “Sorry,” you jumped at the sound of the deep voice as it was followed with a small chuckle that was hidden under a tired breath. You rose to find the mysterious man staring straight at you with a faint smile on his face. “I didn’t mean to scare you, nor did I mean to make such a mess,” he gestured at his bag and towel. You were at loss for word. You heart thudded against your chest as you struggled to formulate a sentence to reply back to the man. “Cat got your tongue, (Y/N)?”

“How did you know my name?” you finally found the words, quirking a brow at the handsome soldier. Still, nervousness slowly took over you body.

“I keep seeing you everywhere I go, I thought I was seeing an angel until I heard Steve call your name one day. I don’t think you saw me linger behind him though, which I understand. He is a real looker,” he breathed out a charming laugh again, sending butterflies to your stomach instantly.

“Not as nice looking as you though,” you wanted to say. How were you falling head over heels for this man? The soft melodic chuckle that he sent through the air made you snap awake into reality as a sly smirk played on his face. You felt yourself melt, until you realized the situation. “Fuck me, I said that out loud, didn’t I?”

“Very softly, but audible,” he confirmed, then a faint, heavy smile appeared on his face instead. “But you don’t want to fall for a guy like me, sweetheart.”

“I suppose, everyone keeps telling me you’re the bad guy,” you joked, rummaging through your bag subtly before grabbing what you need.

“And what do you think?” he wondered curiously.

“I think you need to call me for a date,” you answered honestly with a brief wink before slapping a piece of paper in his hand and walking off to your very late training session with the new recruits.

Just read the death spoiler

Now, take this with a grain of salt if you want, but… it’s almost certainly Neal.

Let’s go through the list of series regulars (excluding Rumple, as they ruled him out):

Emma: Obviously Emma isn’t dying. We can nix that possibility right away. The whole show is about her journey. It’s her deal. Not happening.

Henry: Likewise, they’re not killing Henry. It would completely destroy Emma and make it pretty much impossible for her to be whole again.

Snow: Can’t really see this one happening either. Snow and Charming are the emotional center of the show, and it would destroy a LOT of happy endings for the main characters if one half of that was gone.

Charming: Same. ABC already prevented A&E from killing him off once, his life was saved in 3A, and so on. Snow already stated she would not move on if he died, and even the thought of Snowing breaking up caused everybody heart failure.

Regina: Since so many of the show’s fans are Evil Regals, I can’t possibly see them doing this, especially since Regina’s rivalry with Rumple and the Charmings, and her relationship with Henry and Emma, is such a huge part of the story. Especially not when they’re just introducing OQ.

Hook: Yes, I know, the one we’re all worried about. But it’s not happening. You don’t feature him this much, talk about how your only ending for 3A was him showing up to TLK Emma, talk about how they’re going to a new place in their relationship, etc, promote the living bejesus out of him, just to anticlimatically kill him off. It doesn’t fit with anything promoted/foreshadowed. Hookers/CSers are likewise a huge part of the show. Hook is a giant part of Emma’s happy ending. He has been SHOWN TO BE HER OTHER TRUE LOVE by virtue of doing the same thing as Henry in showing up at her door. If you kill him now, you break her just as surely as if you killed Henry, and that isn’t what OUAT is about.

Belle: If this happened, Rumple would go full-out dark for good, and I can’t think that they’d do that to the legions of faithful Rumbellers.

Now, let’s look at the case for Neal.

The Echo Caves: Every other secret has come true in some shape or form. Snow wanted another baby, now she’s having it. David couldn’t get off Neverland, then he did. Hook couldn’t move on from Milah until he met Emma, and now he’s trying TLK on her. As for Emma… her secret was that she wanted Neal dead. She also told Henry in S1 that his father died a hero. HMM. Next, as we’ve all noticed, Neal has no story arc or POV moments or character developments, and no other function this season than to serve as an obstacle to CS. Kitsis said “dies, for real.” Neal “died” last season, and myself and others saw that coming a ways off. He’s the only regular who can be killed and cause an emotional reaction (Emma, Rumple, Killian, Henry, etc) but not really change that much in terms of the overall story. It’s not like Neal is DOING ANYTHING right now; he’s literally just there as filler for scenes. He is absent and passive from NY (because, again, Hook was the ONLY ONE they considered being there. Seriously. THE ONLY ONE. THAT WAS THE ENDING. THERE WAS NO PLAN B. THERE WAS NO SCENARIO IN WHICH NEAL TURNED UP TO TRY TLK.) He’s not doing the work to get Emma back, he’s not really involved in her romantic storyline anymore, and so on. If I was MRJ, I can see wanting to have closure for that and move on to new projects. We were all surprised when he became a regular in the first place.

Also, COME ON. There’s this quote from Hook:

“If there’s one thing I care about more than my revenge, it’s my life.”

And all the times it was pointed out how good he is at surviving.

So yeah. It’s NOT Emma, Henry, the Charmings, Regina, Hook, or Rumple. That leaves only Belle and Neal as possibilities, and honestly, it’s way way WAY more likely to be Neal.


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