Who cooks: Pau! Juanca is a self-proclaimed disaster in the kitchen, so it’s either Pau’s salads or they go out for romantic dinners lunches brunches elevensies and breakfasts/eat deliveries. Sometimes Juanca makes sushi for Pau, since there’s no fire involved and he’s good with his hands (that came out wrong) and Pau loves sushi. Who does the laundry and other chores: Pau strikes me as the kind of responsible person who would have a basket for their dirty laundry in the bathroom, and actually empties it into the washing machine every day; Juanca probably just makes a pile of dirty clothes and if Pau doesn’t collect & wash it, it’ll just be there and grow. But then again, they probably have a maid? How many children do they have: TWO GIRLS OF COURSE, WHO ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT & ADORABLE & CUTE GIRLS EVER. Plus Marc and Ricky, they count as children too. Who’s more dominant: Well, this is tricky because seeing how they are, basically, always on the same wavelength, there’s no real blatan dominance. Okay, Juanca is the sassy king of sass, teasing and making fun of Pau 24/7 which Pau adores; but he also ends up being smothered in giant hugs and cuddles whenever Pau can’t help keeping his hands off him, so, they’re really equal I guess (which is actually canon, the Batman-and-Robin comparison doesn’t really work they’re more like Batman and Batman??). But I think in the end, Pau does a little bit more of the following and Juanca more of the leading, because he might be a bottom but he’s a dominant bottom. (What.) Favorite nonsexual activity: ARGUING OVER TENNIS! Another thing that’s canon, they actually fight when it comes to tennis because Juanca loves Federer and it drives Pau insane so when they watch a Federer-Nadal match, they bicker a lot. And that’s the most fun they have without taking their clothes off I guess, if we’re not counting winning shiny medals of course. Their favorite place to be together: EVERYWHERE. THE BEDROOM. IDK. Their real true home is with each other, so. (Help I’m a sap.) Any traditions: (headcanon 100%) During his first year in the US, Pau used to send postcards from every single city he visited with the Grizzlies; Juanca did the same whenever he got out of Spain to a European city Pau never visited, and they still do that. Their “song”:El Cant Del Barça? *laughs* I don’t know, maybe some Estopa song from the ‘90s, when they first met and became friends; I’m sure though that Juanca teases Pau a lot for his cover of “How to save a life” by The Fray so that might be it too. What they do for each other on holidays: Juanca will try and visit Pau in America, if Barça’s schedule is not too clogged up and/or he’s fit to travel, because the girls love spending Christmas with their Uncle/Papa Pau; they have matching Christmas-y sweaters and every year they promise not to buy any presents for one another but in the end they end up with a bunch of stuff. (Juanca always buys Pau a little caganer from the Fira de Santa Lucia, and Pau’s nativity scene has like a bunch of tiny Leo Messi figures in it.) Where did they go for their honeymoon: LISBON IN 1999, TO WIN THE JUNIOR WORLD CUP. lolyisssss Where did they first meet: *cries a lot* I’d like to think that they actually met al Palau Blaugrana; it was 1997, early autumn, and Barça had just signed Pau (who was blond and scrawny, back then) and thrown him into the youth system, where Juanca was probably like, Master Of The Universe or something. So they first met at training, on a court, wearing Barça’s colours and the shield and with basketballs all around and wow this is getting me ~emotional~. It’s also weird when I think about it because I was like, 5, at the time, and they’d just met their soulmate and I wonder if baby!me felt a shiver or anything. Any pets: Ricky and Marc. I know I listed them as kids but they also count as pets. Also the entire National Team I guess. What do they fight over: If it’s not tennis, I don’t think they actually fight a lot; maybe they bicker over who’s the greatest character from Asoiaf and whether or not Juanca should sleep with Saras but it’s always silly and eventually Pau pins Juanca down and rolls around with him until they both give up and embrace the other’s opinion. Do they go on vacations, if so where: THEY HAVE A BOAT AND THEY TRAVEL THE SEAS. No they do, really, together with Juanca’s wife & kids and also Marc and some other dude. Mostly they both like the sea, I think (Pau lives on a beach in LA, Juanca lives in Barcelona how do you not love the sea if you live in BCN? But then again, how do you not love the sea?), so boat vacations are great and their favourite, some sort of private cruise where they go around the Mediterraneum and stop at random places whenever they’re sick of the waves? IDK, it’s all very domestic and sweet.
Tu voz por el teléfono tan cerca y nosotros tan distantes,
tu voz, amor, al otro lado de la línea y yo aquí solo, sin ti, al otro lado de la luna,
tu voz por el teléfono tan cerca, apaciguándome, y tan lejos tú de mí, tan lejos,
tu voz que repasa las tareas conjuntas,
o que menciona un número mágico,
que por encima de la alharaca del mundo me habla para decir en lenguaje cifrado que me amas.
Tu voz aquí, a lo lejos, que le da sentido a todo,
tu voz que es la música de mi alma,
tu voz, sonido del agua, conjuro, encantamiento.
oh this is nothing, just 2003!Navarro being awesome and perfect.
I was feeling a bit nostalgic (and bored, okay), so I went through some old articles (like, 2003 stuff) by El País and. I got this:
Pregunta. ¿Ha aprendido mucho de su amigo Pau Gasol?
Navarro. Sí. Como yo, es un ganador nato, no tiene miedo a nada y se ha hecho respetar desde el primer día que llegó a la NBA.
P. Habla básicamente de aspectos psicológicos.
N. Sí. Porque, técnicamente, soy mejor que él. (ríe)
Interviewer. Did you learn a lot from your friend Pau Gasol? Navarro. Yeah. He’s a born winner, just like me; he doesn’t fear anything and he was respected in the NBA since day one. I. So basically, [you learned from him] only on the psychological side? N. Yes. Because technically, I’m better than him. (laughs)
…and, uh, yeah. Did I ever mention how much I love him and ship them and can’t deal with all of this? Right.
Yo huelo a ti.
Me persigue tu olor, me persigue y me posee.
No es este olor un perfume sobrepuesto sobre ti,
no es el aroma que llevas como una prenda más:
es tu olor más esencial, tu halo único.
Y cuando, ausente, mi vacío te convoca,
una ráfaga de ese aliento me llega del lugar más tierno de la noche.
Yo huelo a ti
y tu olor me impregna después de estar juntos en el lecho,
y ese fino aroma me alimenta,
y ese aliento esencial me sustituye.
Yo huelo a ti.
honestly i can’t deal with the thought of my otp being there right in the middle of that friggin’ stadium
with the lights and the arctic monkeys playing AND NOW THE FIREWORKS THANK YOU VERY MUCH
everyone this close to crying because c'mon AND THEY’RE RIGHT THERE AND PAU IS TOTALLY DYING BECAUSE OF HIS FEELINGS AND JUANQUI IS PULLING THE SAME FACE HE HAD BACK WHEN HE BECAME EUROLEAGUE’S TOP SCORER
LIKE HE’S FEELING THE MOMENT SO FUCKING MUCH BUT HE’S TRYING TO KEEP IT TOGETHER
and and and and and they’re just there UNDER THE STARS AND SOME SHIT and pau was the flagbearer and it’s probably their last summer together with the nt AND I HAVE SO MANY EMOTIONS HOW DO I HOLD THEM ALL and i’m thinkin maybe they’re holding hands because holy shit
guys i can’t
JESUS CHRIST NO COME TOGETHER NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooOoOoOOOOOO I HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY THE OLYMPIC GAMES EVERYONE