WAIT ok ok ok so in the au is it jake or amy who felt the connection first?? this is very important
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I WROTE THIS YESTERDAY I’M SO GLAD I HAVE AN EXCUSE TO USE IT NOW LMAO
Jake is seven years old the first time he feels his soulmate.
It comes unexpectedly in the middle of recess in the form of a sudden, scorching spike of panic that shoots directly up his spine. He stumbles mid-run, hands rising up to his throat, eyes bugging out of his head. Gina slows her graceful run ahead of him upon realizing that he’s no longer beside her, confusion evident in her curious gaze.
“Jake?” She calls uncertainly.
“She’s scared,” he says, only his voice comes out all funny and choked.
Gina’s brow furrows. “What?”
“She’s - she’s scared!” He can feel it, the phantom heartbeat fluttering against his breast, the panic as bitter as bile in his mouth. “Something’s scaring her!”
I am a shameless 90s child who will not apologise for this choice. Okay, her live peformance is…not good. The studio version is a lot easier on the ear.
Historical Context Time: 1996 was the last time votes were cast solely by jury. The actual size of the juries had fluctated over the years but the system had remained intact until now. I’ve been unable to find an officially sourced reason for the change; popular opinion says it was due to critcisim that juries weren’t voting based on the quality of the songs but were instead voting for their friends and neigbours. Yeah.
B: I’ve been out of the abbey two days, I’ve beaten a lawman senseless, I’ve fallen in with criminals. I watched the captain shoot the man I swore to protect. And I’m not even sure if I think he was wrong. I believe… I just… I think I’m on the wrong ship. I: Maybe. Or maybe you’re exactly where you ought to be.