but yeah i was gonna do JUST the brotherhood

My uncle watching me play Skyrim
  • Uncle: *Loud gasp* They cut that guys head off!
  • Me: Uh... yeah.
  • Uncle: Now they're gonna cut your head off!
  • Me: NOt re-
  • Uncle: Is that a dragon?
  • Me: Yeah. He's Ald-
  • Uncle: Where'd he come from?! Get the hell out of there!
  • Me: I can't move yet. It's still part of the opening video.
  • Uncle: You can now! Go! Go! Go!
  • Later, when I'm joining the Thieves Guild
  • Uncle: Now what are you doing?
  • Me: Joining the Thieves Guild. I have to steal this ring and plant it on-
  • Uncle: I always knew you were trouble.
  • While I'm working on joining the Dark Brotherhood
  • Uncle: "Did you just kill that poor old lady?
  • Me: Yeah.
  • Uncle: Why?!
  • Me: I'm getting paid for it, and then I can join the Dark Brotherhood, a group of assassins.
  • Uncle: Well as long as you're getting paid for it. But you're just making all kinds of friends, ain't ya?
  • When I was asked to kill Cicero.
  • Uncle: The little jester guy?
  • Me: Yeah.
  • Uncle: Ugh. Good. He was annoying.
  • Me: *Doesn't kill him* I like him. He's entertaining, and one of me favorite followers.
  • Uncle: But he- The lizard guy says he hurt him, and tried to kill Astrid!
  • Me: Yes, but later on, something happens with Astrid, so I don't kill him.
  • When Astrid betrays you.
  • Uncle: She was your friend. Why'd you kill her?
  • Me: I had to. She asked me to kill her by preforming the Black Sacrament. I really liked her, but she betrayed me.
  • Uncle: She betrayed you?! But you are the Listener! She dares betray the Listener?! The great and powerful Listener! Now I think you were right to spare the jester.
  • At this point, all I could do is laugh. I play Skyrim at my cousins house a lot, and every time, he's amazed by something else, or finds another character to hate. I think it's funny.

man,,, any time i watch brotherhood i think about that One Part where gladio is yelling at iris and genuinely?? scares her?? because it’s 100% out of honest to god worry for this girl and terrified that he lost her. she’s in his care, he loves his little sister unconditionally, and while yeah she’s a child, she’s gonna do things she isn’t supposed to,,, it really scared him to imagine losing her.

that being said i often think about how,,, intimidating gladio can be to others?? especially if they aren’t particularly close to him or even know him well enough to see that,,, hey,,, he’s actually this giant teddy bear that cares so much for his friends and would do anything in the world to protect them from harm. 

but like. he’s INTIMIDATING. he looks tough and scary and like he could kick your ass if you did something he didn’t like ( which, in a sense, totally true if that ‘’something he didn’t like’’ involves his #crew ) but he’s?? only gonna throw a punch if he Needs to. 

BUT i feel like he doesn’t quite know his own strength sometimes. like the roughhousing with noctis and prompto,,, how much of that happened and either 1. almost injured them or 2. actually caused a little bit of harm. nothing serious but enough that one of them was like ‘’hey dude that actually really fucking hurts’’ before he realized,,, hey, i need to gauge my strength between battle and regular interactions.