80% of how we communicate with one another it’s nonverbal. When people are nervous they run their hands through their hair. They adjust their clothes. When people are intrigued they raise their eyebrows. And cue the smile.
So the other night, @sanzochan made me cry profusely with this post about how Eve fell in love with Flynn. And she just put it into perfect words, explaining things that I always knew but couldn’t quite explain. But aside from not being able to explain it, I think about how Flynn fell in love with Eve more than vice versa. And so I decided to write this, because I love Flynn Carsen with every ounce of my soul and if the writers want to kill him they can pry him from my cold, dead hands.
So yeah enjoy my sappy af musings about Flynn Carsen and his beautifully complicated, wounded soul and his pure little lovestruck heart. Because I think there’s more to loving her since he saw her in the German Steam Tunnel than just love at first sight
The minister glanced at Flynn, who was entranced by the woman standing in front of him. “Um, Mr Carsen?”
Holding back a laugh, Eve reached out and pulled her husband close, sealing their small ceremony with a kiss. Flynn’s arms wrapped around her, his touch warm and gentle as he returned the kiss. She could feel his lips tug upwards into a smile as he held her, her own doing the same. Reluctantly, they pulled apart, their eyes transfixed upon each other.
“Let’s spend another 400 years together,” whispered Flynn, his eyes sparkling.
Eve gave him a soft smile, her fingers weaving through his. “Together.”
So I was thinking up of reasons for people to watch The Librarians and one of them is “it’s magic; Anything is possible.” And then from the back of my mind, a tiny voice whispered, “what if Harry Potter is real… and JKRow just wrote a biography of Harry Potter…?”
AND THEN MY MIND STARTED THINKING WHAT IF ARTICLES APPEARED IN THE CLIPPINGS BOOK… BUT THEY’RE NOT REGULAR ARTICLES? Like instead of having normal pictures, the pictures were MOVING and it wrote about wizards and muggles.
Eve would just brush it off as nothing by shrugging and going, “well this is different.”
Flynn would then look up from his pile of books and reply, “what is?”
“The pictures in the articles are moving. Didn’t know they could do that.”
“Printed pictures don’t move.”
“Well, these do.”
Flynn will then fly from behind his books, scattering them just to see the articles and speed read through them. “No way,” he exclaims.
“What?” Eve and Jenkins ask at the same time.
“HOGWARTS IS REAL?!”
“Hogwarts? Harry Potter Hogwarts?” Eve asks, raising an eyebrow in doubt.
Cassandra will come running through the backdoor connected to the Library because she heard the scream, followed closely with Stone and Ezekiel. “Did someone say Hogwarts is real? Like the school of magic and wizardry, Hogwarts?” she asks excitedly.
“Like in Harry Potter? That Hogwarts?” Ezekiel asks confusedly.
“Yes, yes,” Jenkins says impatiently. “Hogwarts is real. Harry Potter is real… well the real Harry Potter doesn’t have such an outlandish name but he’s real.”
“But Harry Potter is a fictional character,” Stone rebuts.
“And the Library is a myth!” Jenkins throws back.
“So if Hogwarts is real, why haven’t I gotten my acceptance letter?” Ezekiel asks, crossing his arms. “I’m definitely not a muggle.”
“Or maybe you people don’t have enough magical blood to be a wizard, or a witch,” Jenkins says, shaking his head. “Most people don’t.”
“Wait. So if Hogwarts is real and the clippings book is showing us articles from the wizarding world… does this mean the wizarding world is in some kind of trouble?” Eve asks as she glances at the book again. “Some of these are in Dutch, Italian, French and German…”
“Well, we might not be magical enough to be wizards or witches,” Flynn says, grinning as he collected his satchel from his table. “But we’re definitely magicked enough to be Librarians.”
Eve grabs her gun and cellphone from her desk and places them in her holster and pants. “So, where are we going?”
Cassandra closes the backdoor and squeals in delight. “We’re going to Hogwarts!”
Flynn places the pointer on the globe and spins it. “Well, technically Hogsmeade.”
Ok so I know a lot of people headcanon that Eve’s father was in the army but what if it was her MOTHER who was in the army and her father was a High School Literature teacher? And not just any military organisation but the MARINES? And she gets her stubbornness from her mother and her love for Literature from her father? I mean, she’s definitely a theatre kid bc she WAS Lady Macbeth in high school (and a great one at that).
What if it was her father who brought her out to watch the plays and musicals when she was younger and she hates spending Christmas in military bases because all she hears is the other officers ragging on her mother and them accusing her behind her back of how she’s sleeping with the general and that’s how she’s a Major? What if her mother was the first person who taught her how to defend herself, and that it was perfectly fine to look feminine even when work demands them to look otherwise? What if her father was the first one who taught her that you didn’t need to see the person everyday to love them, and the only person to watch her perform on stage as Lady Macbeth because her mother was away on a mission?
What if her first boyfriend was someone from her mother’s camp and her mother didn’t want her dating someone from the military and told her to stay away from the military (because she wanted to protect her daughter)? What if she joined the army because she wanted to prove to her mother that she could do it too? And in the military academy, she took Literature as a minor because she still loved it too much to drop it totally? What if she was also in the drama club of her military academy? What if her mother cried at her graduation ceremony because she was tremendously proud of her daughter who came out top of her class but at the same time incredibly scared for her because the wars overseas were getting worse?
What if, before her first tour, her father gave her books to bring along so that she’d have something to do during the many hours of down time and waiting that they’d have to do? What if, before her first tour, her mother puts on a pair of pearl earstuds on her to remind her to be true to herself? What if, before her first tour, her parents hugged her so tight that she had to work really hard not to cry in front of the rest of the recruits?
What if, on her many tours, she lends her books to her squad for them to read during their free time? What if she makes sure her team knows their classics and they use codewords from the books while communicating? What if her parents send her books as her birthday present every year she has to spend Christmas on the base? What if one of the reasons she hates Christmas is because even after all these years the rumours were the same? What if the rumours this time were about her and she tries her hardest to dispel them to little or no effect? What if some on the base saw her love for theatre and reading as a weakness? What if they spread malicious rumours about it? What if one Christmas, her team was dispatched on patrol and they got attacked, and she lost a lot of friends that night? What if, that night, she drowns herself in her books to try to forget what happened?
What if the first months she spends on leave after her first tour was filled with nightmares? What if, this time, it was her mother who brought her to see a show to cheer her up? What if it became their tradition together, to come back from a mission and watch a show? What if those nights out with her mother to watch the different musicals was the thing that pushed her forward, that gave her the will to come home?
What if, when she joined NATO, on her off days while in the different countries, she goes to the theatre, even if it’s in a foreign language? What if she never told anyone in NATO about her obsession with the theatre because she thought no one needed to know? What if even Sam (Denning) never knew of her obsession with the theatre?
What if, after that mission in Berlin, when she was leaning against her fridge and right before she gets the letter, she was wondering what show to catch to cheer herself up? What if, on the first week of moving into Portland, she celebrates by watching a show by herself at the local theatre?
What if, during the three months together, Flynn figures out that she’s really into the theatre? What if he brings her there for one of their dates? And what if, during Flynn’s absence, she goes to watch the same show because she misses him so much? What if one of the first thing he does when he comes back is to take her to the theatre as an apology?
What if she loves to sing songs from musicals while she’s doing housework? What if Flynn catches her singing The Lion King songs one day at home and he just watches her silently, enjoying it? What if she makes him promise not to tell any of the other Librarians and Jenkins? What if he kisses her, telling her it was their secret?
What if the others find out about her love for the theatre? What if she gets incredibly embarrassed about it but they’re totally okay with it? What if they don’t tease her about it (except Ezekiel, but never maliciously) and she’s very thankful about it? What if one day she’s able to proclaim her love for literature and the theatre proudly? What if it was because she’s surrounded by all the other nerds who are comfortable by what they love?
What if, one Christmas, they all watched a show together (even Jenkins) at the local theatre?
I’ve had this idea in my head for ages, I’ve even written small parts
of it, but at this point I doubt I’ll ever really get it into fic form
so I thought I’d just post my general idea of it here for the fun of it. Here’s how it would look.
is the new kid in school, she doesn’t really try to get to know people
because she’s always moving since she’s an army brat. Flynn is that kid
who always has his nose in a book and has very little social life
outside of school. Jake is a popular jock who is way smarter than he
lets on, who also loves art but his classmates have no idea. Ezekiel is a
trouble maker who’s always pulling pranks and messing with the students
and the teachers. Cassandra is the smart good girl who is head of the
science club. Her and Ezekiel have been friends since they were kids,
she’s kind of his conscience.
And how they all wind up eventually
meeting is Eve saves Flynn from getting hit in the face during a game of
dodge ball and that’s how they start to become friends. Then Ezekiel
pickpockets Eve. He gets away with it the first time but the second time
she catches him. In the midst of interrogating him, Cassie comes to his
defense, but when she learns Ezekiel stole money from Eve, she winds up
scolding him. Then the group winds up learning Jake’s secret and he
eventually becomes friends with them.
And Lamia would be the bad girl who is always messing them, but maybe secretly wants to be part of the group. And Jenkins would be like… their science teacher or something.
I’m lazy to write this as a proper fic (at the moment) so here, headcanon alert:
Strong and mighty Colonel Eve Baird is afraid of thunderstorms because the first time a mission went south for her happened during a thunderstorm and whenever there’s one, she gets flashes of the time where half her platoon got obliterated by a bomb that they couldn’t reach on time.
And one day the five of them go out on a mission during a thunderstorm and she gets incredibly agitated and is more protective of them. Flynn realises that there’s a difference in her behaviour but he doesn’t know why so she tells him, and only him. In fact, he’s the first one she’s ever told. And because he knows her fears, Flynn actively makes sure the junior librarians and himself aren’t lunging headfirst into danger that night, and Eve really, really appreciates it.