also now that i’ve had two seconds to think about it, I am outraged at the very idea that anyone could possibly think flint and thomas stay apolitical and incarcerated because they’ve got each other now.
Thomas Hamilton, radical idealist, has just been wrongfully imprisoned and forced into manual labor for YEARS because England would rather see him dead than let him be in love, and he’s just found out that England murdered his wife and made their lover watch.
James McGraw tried to help Thomas Hamilton change civilization. James Flint tried to burn civilization down. He’s just found out that his lost love is alive, sure, but also forced into incarcerated labor against his will–for the crime of 1) trying to change civilization, and 2) loving him.
“Great men are made great by one thing only,” Miranda told James, smiling and confident and soon to be dead. “The relentless pursuit of a better world.”
convince me these men don’t try and restart madi’s war. really. try me.
“They took everything from us. Then they call me a monster? The moment I sign that pardon, the moment that I ask for one, I proclaim to the world that they were right. This ends when I grant them my forgiveness, not the other way around.”
notes: i started this post-4x03 because of the ot3 feelings and continued it post-4x04 in order to DEAL WITH MY SPIRALING EMOTIONS. for all your poly post series domestic needs. james flint deserves happiness 2017.
Silver: Please just promise me you aren’t going to get my girlfriend killed. Flint: War is complicated. Silver: Yeah, but all I’m asking for is for you to tell me you’ll do everything in your power to make sure my girlfriend lives. Flint: War is hell. Silver: MY GIRLFRIEND, THOUGH. Flint: It’s only going to get worse from here on out. Silver: LISTEN. YOU HAD A BOYFRIEND, ONCE. Flint: True. Silver: In similar circumstances! I am pretty sure! you would not want him to get killed! even if it meant you would win the war! Flint: You’re not wrong. Silver: SO ABOUT MY GIRLFRIEND Flint: Listen, war is complicated.