forgive me my otp

No need to hide your thoughts, boi.

Your face says it all.

No one made a move to help him, and she struck him once more with her power. The red marble splintered where he hit it, spiderwebbing toward me. With wave after wave she hit him. Rhys groaned.

“Stop,” I breathed, blood filling my mouth as I strained a hand to reach her feet. “Please.”

Rhys’s arms buckled as he fought to rise, and blood dripped from his nose, splattering on the marble. His eyes met mine.

The bond between us went taut. I flashed between my body and his, seeing myself through his eyes, bleeding and broken and sobbing.

 I’m just. Going to curl into a ball and cry myself to sleep okay? “No one made a move to help him” is just so…painful yet justified on their parts. Rhys has carved out this place for himself, this no-man’s land. And it’s what I talked about before with the question of how far he went and whether it was ever too far. And he walks an incredibly thin line here to truly fall in a neutral zone whereby no-one will help him…but they won’t help Amarantha either. But he’s alienated himself and I wonder about that over the last 50 years. With no allies but no real enemies either. Just emptiness. It’s not difficult to see how Feyre and Rhys bond so closely in ACOMAF with the similar experiences that they’ve had. 

And I also love that the follow-up to this, to Feyre realising that no-one was helping Rhys…is to reach out and help him herself. Amarantha has shattered her bones at this point, tortured her far beyond anything she’s ever endured…and she lies on the floor, bloody and battered and exhausted and she asks her to stop…She asks her to stop hurting Rhys. 

There’s some really painful parallels going on here? Rhys slaved for Amarantha for fifty years and didn’t dream of killing her for himself. He didn’t pick up that dagger for himself. He was content to let Tamlin have that final kill; he’d already told Feyre that. He picked it up for Feyre. He picked it up for his mate. Amarantha hurting Feyre was what pushed him into action. And that’s just. So important for their dynamic. Rhys saves Feyre in ACOMAF. But as I’ve said before, she’s already saved him in ACOTAR. 

And I love that it’s at this moment that Feyre becomes fully aware of that bond and how closely it binds her to Rhys. She still thinks it’s the bargain, the tattoo, but she feels it in this moment. As they reach for each other. As these two neutral people, the ones that weren’t worth either helping or harming beyond what was happening, these two battered, broken souls made to feel worthless by the world, who won’t lift a finger to defend themselves, reach for each other, help each other and take that first step together down a very long road to healing. 

5

You know, I’ve been thinking, and, uh…this isn’t working. You know, I don’t think I quite measure up to the person that you want me to be and…and I just can’t take feeling like a disappointment anymore…let me get this out, okay? The other thing…you told me you weren’t built to let people help you… And you know what? I’m not built to stand on the sidelines.  I don’t know, I think we have a choice. And I think we can take a tough but survivable amount of pain now,or stay together and deal with unbearable pain later. So, I vote for the pain now  But I’m always here…if you need anything. But you never need anything.

In honor of Christmas Eve Eve

- You’re wearing a hat with a mistletoe taped to it and you keep “accidentally”
bumping into me

- I cannot believe you convinced me to come caroling with you

- You’re one of santas helpers in the mall and you’re really cute so I keep walking by and I think the parents are starting to get concerned

- I don’t care what you say I aM NOT wearing an elf costume…
*5 minutes later*
…How long do I have to wear this stupid thing?

- You baked me Christmas cookies and they taste like shit but you look really happy and excited so I’m just gonna suffer through them

I’M SO FUCKING SALTY OVER THIS

There was no good reason for Treehouse to cut those parts out of their S Support. Those lines humanized her, and in fact were the reason why I started shipping them in the first place.

Now anyone who sees their supports will only see a gold digger who managed to net herself the best possible husband.

EDIT: I forgot to mention this because I was too tired when I made this post, but I generally don’t care much about the complaints from the Torrential Downpour crowd. In my opinion, a lot of it was plain old nitpicking. Charlotte/Xander’s S Support being changed wasn’t though.

8

“ We’re gonna be happy, Lex, you and me. We’re gonna have the best life, Lex, you and me. We’re gonna be so happy. So you can’t die, okay? You can’t die. Because we’re supposed to end up together.”
                                                 “ We’re meant to be. “

6

GET TO KNOW ME

[2/5] Pairings   Hei/Yin - Darker Than Black

“I can’t tell what I am anymore when I am with this man.”
“Spilled water will never return to its container.”

how I imagine/hope Jean and Armin will be when they’re older; being co-leaders of the survey corps and just generally a power couple supporting each other all day every day