fighting monsters and having the time of her life

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Who honors those we love for the very life we live. Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we’ll ever die. Who teaches us what’s real and how to laugh at lies. Who decides why we live and what we’ll die to defend. Who chains us and who holds the key that can set us free it’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight.

                                                                              Sweet Pea

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Relax Inoue , This Time I’m Still Me 

I’m so happy about this because we are finally able to get some kind of closure of the lust arc . I think the lust arc was the worst time ichigo and orihime ever had to live . Ichigo because he completely lost control of himself and his powers and went as far as to kill one of his ennemies and to hurt Ishida and Orihime because she saw the man she loves turn into ‘ a monster’ all while believing it was her own weakness and inability to fight that provoked it all . 

And look at them now . Ichigo is smiling like that to reassure Orihime but there is also a little bit of pride in himself in this smile . I think Ichigo is finally happy that he was able to fully control and understand his powers . He believed for such a long time that the hollow inside him was a beast that he would have to control all his life and here he is proud that it is not the case . Proud of his powers , proud of his heritage and the mixed powers he got from his mom and dad . Ichigo is proud of himself because he understood that there was no monster inside him that could one day hurt his friends . He is proud because he was strong enough to accept his nature and the entirety of his powers . 

And Orihime who always believed herself to be weak and a burden and who is so sure Ichigo’s transformation on the dome was because she was unable to fight . She is fighting beside Ichigo just now . She is helping , protecting him . And she understands Ichigo is not losing himself ever again . She understands that in the dome she did not wake up the monster in Ichigo but a part of his very soul . A power she thought he couldn’t control . But now he is strong enough to control it . He is strong enough to fight with it and protect his friends with it and not hurt them because of it like before . 

So yes this smile is there to reassure Orihime but also to tell her “Hey Inoue , look how strong I got  . Now I’m finally strong enough to protect all those I care about . I’m strong enough to control my powers and not lose myself ever again and hurt one of my friends”

Speaking of the road to true love, Emma and Hook’s relationship may not be defined but has undeniably reached a new level after such a passionate, unguarded kiss. However, as the episode begins Hook fears Emma is avoiding him. She assures him she isn’t but that she is simply dealing with the latest crisis. Hook takes a page out of Charming’s book and implores that there will always be a crisis so you must live your life anyway otherwise it may pass you by. This sage advice is something Emma needs to hear as someone who has spent her entire life running. But the Emma we see here is a much more open and vulnerable woman and it is a wonder to behold. After fighting Elsa’s snow monster, side by side as they always are, they have a lovely moment alone in the forest. He reiterates that now that this latest crisis has been averted it is time to enjoy a quiet moment together. She admits that she was indeed avoiding him, feeling guilty for causing Regina pain. But Hook, who has always been able to read Emma like an open book, can discern that there is something else holding her back. She doesn’t reveal what it is, but this softer and more open Emma Swan is no longer scared of his ability to look right into her soul. Even though she is not quite ready, she is clearly moved and kisses him tenderly, asking him to be patient. He obliges but hopes another monster doesn’t appear and kill him while he is waiting.
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imagine Ashton being super protective of his little girl when she has nightmares. he’d cuddle her and gently shush her and rock her back and forth as she lays on his chest if she wouldn’t stop crying. he’d whisper how brave she was fighting off the evil monster in her sleep but couldn’t help but have his heart break when all he would hear is sniffles and wailing. he’d lay with her until she fell asleep and he’d stroke her curly hair and felt so sad that he couldn’t always protect his little girl in dreams or real life. he knows it’s the hardest part of parenting and he could pretend he was prepared this whole time but he knows he’ll never be ready to let go of his little girl and let her out into the world. even if she was only 6 he’d treasure his time with her and only dread on the time she’ll experience worse pain than a nightmare.