char: mellie grant

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get to know me meme: 1/10 female characters - Melody “Mellie” Grant, Scandal.

I would still have my dignity if it wasn’t for you. I would still have my career if it wasn’t for you. Those jurors would still be alive if it wasn’t for you. I would have gotten to see Jerry attend his senior prom if it wasn’t for you. I wouldn’t have had to bury my baby if it wasn’t for you! I wouldn’t have even had kids. I wouldn’t have married you. I wouldn’t have forced myself to stomach you and your disgusting father lying on top of me. I would have had something, been something, done something. I wouldn’t have wasted making you feel okay about your pathetic mediocrity, petting you and applauding you. My life would have meant something if it wasn’t for you! Goodbye, Fitz.

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Truth is, I was glad you were there. You were a good mistress, probably a great one… you know what I mean. || I was happy you were around, too. With you around I had an out. You were my out, Mellie.

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“You don’t even see it, do you? How arrogant you are, how presumptuous. That you’d beat me. That is the point. Doesn’t matter how you dress it up, how cleverly you disguise it, even from yourself. This is all about you, this is just one more opportunity for you to talk about how great you are. When you’re running, you talk about how great you are. When I’m running for office, you talk about how great you are. Is there a scenario where you don’t talk about how great you are? You are standing up here thumping your chest, reeling off your stats, chiseling yourself onto Mount Rushmore. Like you didn’t stand on my back to get there on Olivia’s back, on Cyrus, and your daddy’s.”

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Doesn’t matter how you dress it up, how cleverly you disguise it, even from yourself. This is all about you. This is just one more opportunity for you to talk about how great you are. When you’re running, you talk about how great you are. When I’m running for office, you talk about how great you are. Is there a scenario where you don’t talk about how great you are?
You are standing up here thumping your chest, reeling off your stats, chiseling yourself onto Mount Rushmore. Like you didn’t stand on my back to get there. On Olivia’s back, on Cyrus’, and your daddy’s. I didn’t have $100 million trust fund, a political legacy. I didn’t go to the best boarding schools on the planet, and I am not a white man.
I am here on my own. I got here on my own. I got here because I managed to escape you. Like Liv managed to escape you. You talk about what a great president you are, and yet you whined and cried about how much you hate the job every chance you got. Do those people out there who love you know how many times you tried to walk off the gig? How privileged and entitled do you have to be to think of the most powerful office in the world as a prison?
Unlike you, Fitz, I want this. Unlike you, I earned it. And unlike you… I will not squander it.
This stage is mine.

— Scandal 5x21

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mellivia in 5x15, pencils down
“i guarantee you there is no one on this planet as stubborn and as arrogant and as big a pain in the ass as mellie grant. and yet, somehow, i think she’d make a great president.”