There’s a little scene in FZZT where Jemma injects the trial antiserum on the second rat. She and Fitz are both hopeful, and then the rat floats and dies. The camera focuses on Jemma’s hopeless face, but if you look in the background, Fitz is literally moving his lips trying to come up with something encouraging to say.
“That wasn’t very cooperative of him now, was it?” was the best he could conjure. It’s such an awkward, almost annoying thing to say, yet you could tell it was Fitz trying to put Jemma at ease by saying something seemingly asinine to give here a sense of familiarity. He’s insanely freaked out about the idea of her being a literal ticking time bomb. But this very emotional person is keeping his feelings in check to try and keep her focused and help her feel safe.
It’s just a lovely little side note that I didn’t pick up on the first time, having not been as familiar with their personalities/dynamic. Also “You’ve been beside me the whole damn time”, Jemma sacrificing herself for her team, and Fitz on the brink of jumping out of a plane kind of overshadowed all the other moments.
There’s that static face hood thing who stole and ate a can of jam, and cane guy who’s always just chillin, and then there’s no arms black figure guy who just came the fuck out of nowhere. Also floating cameras
A hi-tech camera floating in the cold Canadian Arctic water has captured the inside of a polar bear’s mouth as it opens to bite revealing its huge deadly teeth… …The curious polar bear also checked out an empty rubber dinghy hoping there might be something edible inside. These pictures of the 70-stone bear were taken by photographer Paul Souders, 54, at the Northern edge of Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic. Picture: WorldFoto/Aurora Photos/Solent News
[ andrew’s lying on his back on his bed, arms crossed over his chest, staring up at the camera floating above him. he’s mostly recovered from his incident the previous day, but his stomach is still twisting with guilt, thick as tar and heavy inside him. during his spontaneous flight and subsequent shower he’d run over the interaction in his head and cursed himself for reacting so badly to the new lu’s presence. he just couldn’t help it; the sight of a lucien who didn’t even recognize him, after the other lucien had gotten to know him inside and out, frightened him on some primal level. but he thinks he’s come to terms with the situation the best he can, or at least the best he can at the moment. what he needs to do now is fix things.
in the past he’d always avoided his problems and bottled up his emotions, but all that brought him was isolation, misery, and a spear through his gut. he’s got to do things differently, this time. he’s got to apologize and explain. as hard and complicated and strange as he knows it will be, he thinks interacting with the other lucien will be good for him, help him get used to the double and see him as a separate person like he’s managed to do with the other doubles that have arrived. because that’s what he is; a separate person. and he deserves to be treated like one.
a sigh slips from his lungs as he unfolds his arms, using them to prop himself into a sitting position. his camera floats down to meet his hand as he holds it out and the strap slips itself effortlessly over his fingers. though his heart is drumming anxiously in his chest and his throat feels tight, he knows this is what he has to do. he gets up, opens the door, steps out into the hall. as he shuts it behind him, his gaze falls on the paper airplane taped to it. he pauses there, hand on the knob, and blinks softly at it, lips pressing together in thought. when he turns to walk away, the plane unsticks itself from the door and flies after him.
he wanders the house like this, camera in hand and plane floating behind him, until he finds lu up on the roof, sitting on one of the chairs set out there and reading a book. his heart stutters at the sight of the back of his golden head, so familiar, yet alien to him. he takes a deep breath of the cool outdoor air and steps forward, sending the plane soaring ahead of him to land on the book in lucien’s hands, a little paper peace offering to prove he’s sorry. stopping a yard or so away, he grips his camera and waits for lucien to recognize it and notice him, hoping that this will work. ]