colonel daniel robbins

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Most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father - Colonel Daniel Robbins, the United States Marine Corp - heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. She’s who you raised her to be.

Most people think that I was named for the state, but it’s not true, I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved nineteen men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country. Love my family. Protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps, heard that I was a lesbian he said he only had one question. I was prepared for: “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was: “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believes in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I am his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things I love. Not that I need too; she doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. And she’s who you raised her to be.
—  Arizona Robbins
  • what she says: im fine
  • what she means: Most people think I was named for the state, but it's not true. I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps, found out I was a lesbian, he said he only had one question. I was expecting, "how fast can you get the hell out of my house?" But instead it was, "are you still the person I raised you to be?" My father believed in country the way you believe in God and my father is not a man who bends but he bent for me because I'm his daughter. I'm a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things I love. Not that I need to. She doesn't need it. She's strong, and caring, and honorable. She's who you raised her to be.

“Most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father - Colonel Daniel Robbins, the United States Marine Corp - heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, "How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. She’s who you raised her to be.“

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20 Favorite Television Characters [As voted by my followers]

17. Arizona Robbins // Grey’s Anatomy

“Most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battleship, the U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country, love my family, protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter, and I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. And she’s who you raised her to be.”

“ Most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father - Colonel Daniel Robbins, the United States Marine Corp - heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, "How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. She’s who you raised her to be.“

-Arizona Robbins | Grey’s Anatomy [invasion]

Most people think I was named for the state but it’s not true. I was named for a battle ship. the U.S.S Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when Japanese bombed pearl harbor and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty  much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country. Love my family and protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the Marine corps hear that I was a lesbian. He said he only had one question. I was prepared for how fast can you get the hell out of my house. But instead  it was “are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believes in country the way you believe in God and my father is not a man who bends but he bent for me because I am his daughter. I am a good man in a storm. I love your daughter and I protect the things I love. Not that I need to, she doesn’t need it. she’s strong and caring and honorable. And she’s who you raised her to be.
—  Arizona Robbins
Coming Out

Can you write a Calzona one shot about Arizona when she was closeted (but she had already met Callie at this point) and struggling with her feelings about liking women and she comes out to her parents and they don’t take it very well?


 Arizona chewed on the tips of her fingernails, blue eyes watching her mother through the stainless glass window. It was Sunday morning; like most Sundays, they shared a family breakfast then continued the day with their own hobbies and activities. 

 “Your mom is the kindest woman I know. Don’t worry.” Callie laid a hand on her shoulder and smiled.

It reassured her, though, only momentarily as the glass door slip open and her mother walked in with dimples popping. “Callie, what a wonderful surprise.” The older Robbins took off her sun hat and poured herself a cup of tea. 

 “I’m not so sure this is a good idea. Maybe we should do this some other time?” Arizona whispered. 

 “Hey,” Callie pushed a pair of sunglasses over her head and pushed Arizona against the cold hard bleachers behind the football field. “You came. I was worried you wouldn’t.” Hands started at pale thighs and traveled up to tangle in Arizona’s fingers. 

 Arizona shivered under Callie’s touch and blushed. She was still getting used to this, this feeling of a soft body so close to hers. The feeling of a woman’s gaze looking her up and down with so much lust and–recently professed–love. 

 “I was just thinking.” she mumbled breathlessly. 

 She leaned up on the tips of her toes and laid a soft kiss on Callie’s lips. Every time doubt crossed her mind, a kiss from Callie or a touch from her would wipe it away. This was right. Callie was right for her. The fact that she was a woman still confused Arizona, but each day it was easier to accept and easier to understand. 

 “We’ve been dating for almost six months.” 

 Callie smiled. “We have.” 

 “I think I’m ready to tell my mom. To tell everyone. About who I really am.” she hugged Callie. “Tim knows.

 “I know, we talked about it a few days ago.” 

 Arizona pouted and smacked Callie on the shoulder. “Why didn’t you say anything?” 

 Callie held her hands up. “He had some questions. That’s all.” 

 Arizona stomped her foot and crossed her arms. “He really seemed okay with it?” 

 Callie laughed and took Arizona’s hand to lead them out from under the bleachers. “Babe, he knew before you did. Trust me, he’s more than okay with it.” 

 “You’ve talked about this for weeks, honey.” she didn’t want to pressure Arizona, but she knew that she was ready. It’s one the of the main things they spoke of lately. 

 “I know, I know.” Callie watched Arizona get up from the rickety chair and squeezed her hand in support. 

 She tried her best to mind her own, to support Arizona from afar , but when voices were raised and tears had fallen, Callie decided that maybe she should step in.

 “…but mom-” 

 “I’m just confused, Arizona. I don’t understand how you could think this way.” 

Barbara Robbins slammed her cup of tea on the counter and moved away from her daughter. Tired blue eyes moved from her daughter to Callie, a disappointed shake from her head. “You’re…like her, too?” 

 Callie’s brows merged together in confusion. “Mrs. Robbins, I love your daughter. She loves me.” 

 When an immediate answer didn’t come from Mrs. Robbins, Callie and Arizona turned around when the clearing of a throat sounded in the now tainted atmosphere. 

 “Is it true?” 

 Colonel Daniel Robbins was alway, in Callie’s opinion, a scary man. She always  found him staring someone down, a smile rare on his face. His posture was always perfect and his ice cold blue eyes always chilled her to the core. 

 “Dad,” Arizona cried. 

 Callie felt frozen. She didn’t know what to do. She was afraid to say anything, she was afraid to comfort Arizona in fear of what Mrs. Robbins would do. She suddenly felt guilty at encouraging Arizona to come out. Pushing her fear aside, Callie took Arizona’s hand and pulled her closer. 

 “Is it true?”

 Arizona looked at Callie and wiped at her eyes with her free hand. Her cheeks were rosy red, a piece of blonde hair falling from her ponytail. “Yes, Dad. I love her.” 

 She was prepared for him to say, How fast can you get the hell out of my house? but what he said next surprised her. 

 “Are you still who I raised you to be?” he stepped forward, the question shocking the whole room. 

 Arizona let go of Callie’s hand and mimicked her father, the two barely a few feet apart. “I-I am.” 

 Callie turned her head to look at Barbara, her glistening blue eyes looking down into her cup of tea. 

 Daniel brought his daughter into his arms and held her tight as she cried and sobbed against him. She felt like a child again, her strong, caring and honorable father protecting her from the big bad world. 

 “I don’t care who you love as long as you remain who you are, instill what I’ve taught you.” 

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GET TO KNOW ME MEME : [2/5] favorite female characters →Arizona Robbins

↳" I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father - Colonel Daniel Robbins, the United States Marine Corp - heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. She’s who you raised her to be. “ 

“Most people think that I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for battleship, the USS Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm; raised to love my country, love my family and protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps, heard that I was a lesbian, he said he only had one question. I was prepared for “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead it was “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believes in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter, and I protect the things I love… not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong and caring and honorable. And she’s who you raised her to be.

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Arizona Robbins [Grey’s Anatomy]
“most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. i was named for a battle ship. the u.s.s. arizona. my grandfather was serving on the arizona when the japanese bombed pearl harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. i was raised to be a good man in a storm. raised me to love my country. to love my family. to protect the things i love. when my father - colonel daniel robbins, the united states marine corp - heard that i was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. i was prepared for, "how fast can you get the hell out of my house?” but instead, it was, “are you still who i raised you to be?”. my father believed in country the way that you believe in god. and my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because i’m his daughter. i’m a good man in a storm. i love your daughter. and i protect the things that i love. not that i need to. she doesn’t need it. she’s strong, and caring, and honorable. she’s who you raised her to be.“

Most people think I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love. When my father - Colonel Daniel Robbins, the United States Marine Corp - heard that I was a lesbian, he said he had only one question. I was prepared for, “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was, “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believed in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things that I love. Not that I need to. She doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. She’s who you raised her to be.