In a non-ZA AU, Michonne could earn a living as a motivational speaker; her pep talk game is strong. Here, she helps Rick rediscover his mojo with a stirring speech that’ll help you power through a box of Kleenex in a flash. This scene is what pretty much the entire first half of the season has been building up to, which essentially implies that however far Negan knocks my boo down, Michonne will always be able to lift him right back up. He is the zombie apocalypse Chumbawamba.
This beautiful, quiet scene is filled with tight close-ups that don’t let you miss tears catching the light or trembling lips. Michonne’s voice is soft and strong and pleading, but the way she holds eye contact with him is the most persuasive element of all. The person he trusts the most in the world is saying, “We can do this,” and he knows he has to muster the fight. Despite their conflicting emotions about the Saviors situation, neither of their positions is devalued or undermined by their reconciliation. It’s a lovely meeting in the middle.
Ultimately, they both realize that if they’re going to live, it can’t be this way. As Rick says, “I know that now,” and Michonne tearfully tilts her head, relief washes over her expression. They’re united again. They’re strong. They’re going to win together.
Danai: We still are who we are. And I think finally the language comes to her of the fact that they have to go forth. That’s the call to arms.
Andy: Michonne gives that incredibly inspiring speech to bring Rick back after he witnesses two more murders in front of his eyes. That was such a welcome relief to be able to start to find Rick again and for him to be able to return. […] It was this love scene, but it was also a rallying. And everybody was just like, “Let’s go to war!” It’s just like, “Let’s go.” […] He’d rather die standing up on his feet than kneel for the rest of his life – and their lives. That’s pretty much what Michonne says to him. […] He’s been beaten down so many times and he keeps pulling himself up – generally for other people. This is the first time he hasn’t done that and he’s needed a helping hand, and she is the absolute key in his return.
Greg Nicotero: The whole first half of the season, Rick and Michonne were not really on the same page. Michonne wanted to fight. Rick was afraid to fight, he was too afraid to lose. And that’s something that will play a considerable part of the second half of [Season 7], and especially reconnecting Rick and Michonne and putting them on the same page. That’s what she says. When she says, “We are the ones who live”, she’s saying that it’s worth fighting. And, “If one of us has to die, it’s for the greater good.”
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You wake up early the next morning, eyes blinking wearily as you struggle to free yourself from the last remaining tendrils of slumber. It’s not a simple task, mostly because you’re still exhausted and all you want to do is fall go back to sleep.
But you can’t. Something woke you up and you need to figure out what it was.
As you begin to come to, so do your senses. A quick sweep around your surroundings lets you know that you’re not in your apartment and the feeling of someone wrapped around you is the only clue you need to figure out that you’re not alone. You turn your head slightly, nose catching the scent of antibacterial soap - a smell that your brain immediately connects to doctors and hospitals.
The last bit of confusion about your current location fades away as your brain catches up with your senses. You’re with Bucky.
The Cast of The Outsiders Now as Members of Your Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving
C Thomas Howell (Ponyboy)
-Creepy Uncle™ vibes.
-He’s not actually your uncle he’s like your dad’s second cousin’s nephew in law or some shit you really can’t remember.
-But he drinks milk straight from the carton and it makes you really uncomfortable.
-Don’t look him in the eyes.
-Smells like weed.
-You get forced to sit next to him on the couch after dinner and then he turns out to be a pretty cool guy.
-Has this weird scar on his elbow with a whole elaborate story behind it.
-Brought the 20-something year old he’s dating which is kind of weird but they’re making it work and they seem happy so okay.
-Takes all of the little kids out for ice cream when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other so they don’t have to be around that.
Leif Garret (Bob)
-Creepy Uncle™ vibes^2
-You do actually want to avoid him.
-Like he’s not even related to you. At all.
-Nobody knows what he’s doing in your house.
-“Wait, I thought he came with you!" "No, he came with you!”
-Drinks all he beer and just makes everybody really uncomfortable.
-He’s only there for 20 minutes.
-The next thing you know he and the turkey are both gone.
-You never see any of them either again.
Diane Lane (Cherry)
-That one really awesome aunt everybody loves.
-Gives throughtful Christmas presents.
-Has like 10 kids.
-Still looks gorgeous after all of them.
-Is the one who put this whole thing together God bless her heart.
-Ends up curled up on the kitchen linoleum crying and chugging a bottle of red wine after everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other somebody give this poor woman a hug.
Rob Lowe (Sodapop)
-Your mom’s older brother.
-The Fun Uncle.
-Tells all the kids too many stories about his crazy college days.
-“…and that’s why you shouldn’t do drugs, kids.”
-Gets the fuck out of there the second everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. Smart dude.
Michelle Merink (Marcia)
-Your mom’s younger sister.
-The one gay family member.
-Everyone is going out of their way to avoid acknowledging the fact that she’s gay.
-Like literally she brings her wife of 10 years and everybody’s still like, “Aunt Michelle and her…friend.”
-Brought a cassorole.
-Is done with this shit.
-Leaves with her wife as soon as everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. They go to her wife’s family’s Thankgiving dinner and it is a much much better experience.
Patrick Swayze (Darry)
-The awesome grandpa who’s been dead for years.
-Everyone’s remembering him fondly and telling heartwarming stories about him while also desperately trying to avoid actually bringing up the fact that he’s dead.
Matt Dillon (Dallas)
-Your second cousin’s new husband thay she brought with her.
-It’s the first time anybody’s meeting him because they got married after like three months of knowing each other.
-He’s super uncomfortable and trying his best to be polite like he compliments your evil great great aunt and offers to do the dishes and everything.
-Yeah by the end of the night all of the younger girl cousins have crushes on him and all of the alcoholic unhappily married women are Jealous™
-Is super confused and kind of disturbed when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other but he knows better than to ask any questions.
Emilio Estevez (Two-Bit)
-Another person who you can’t actually remember how your related to.
-You only ever see him at Thanksgiving otherwise he might as well not even exist.
-Staying out of the drama.
-Eating his pie.
-Takes his pie into the bathroom to finish it when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
Ralph Macchio (Johnny)
-That one fully grown cousin who they make eat at the kids’ table when they run out of room.
-Joins Emilio Estevez in the bathroom when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. They sit in the bathtub together and eat pie and have a heartfelt chat it’s actually kind of nice.
Tom Cruise (Steve)
-Your dad’s dickhead little brother who didn’t bother to show up.
-Grandma set a placemat out for him out of spite.
-It’s just…sitting there.
-He’s probably out having a good time somewhere far away when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
-Honestly who can really blame him you’d ditch Thanksgiving every year too if you could.
Glenn Withrow (Tim)
-Married to your dad’s sister.
-Is in a band.
-Also smells like weed.
-Pretty Chill dude until everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. Then he manages to make three people cry and put a brand-new whole in grandma’s wall.
S.E. Hinton (Nurse)
-Great great aunt.
-Is still alive…somehow.
-Yells everything because she can’t hear.
-Hits people with her cane.
-Is probably the reason everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
I felt her heart pounding against her ribs and directly into me. Or maybe it was my heart. Curled against each other like two locked pieces of a puzzle, I could not tell where I ended and she began. There was just this. Us. One shared heart.
The perfect girl-next-door reputation has
preceded Betty Cooper all her life, just as the rough and angry Southside
Serpent reputation has preceded Jughead Jones. Could a simple dare in a small town diner challenge everything?
Pairing: Betty Cooper x Jughead Jones
Jughead Jones has been an established Southside Serpent since his
sophomore year of high school. He was never friends with Archie, Betty, Kevin,
Veronica or Cheryl. Betty has been an established cheerleader since their
sophomore year and her best friend Veronica has been dating Cheryl since then.
“Oh, really? And what’s the baddest
thing you’ve ever done, Betty?”
Betty’s face flushes as she glances warily at her
best friend, Veronica, whose arm is slung lazily around the shoulders of her
girlfriend, Cheryl. It’s a Saturday night and they had all been craving
milkshakes and burgers post their late night movie binge. Betty had just been
defending the fact that she was not as perfect as her reputation made her
out to be. She, in fact, had a dark side. Cheryl, despite Veronica nodding
supportively, obviously didn’t believe her.
“I’ll tell you what’s the baddest thing I’d like
to do,” Kevin giggled from his seat in the booth next to Betty, turning his
gaze to the Southside Serpent that had just walked through the door.
A hush had fallen over the restaurant as the
door thumpedshut, a silent mixture of respect and fear filling the air. Betty
fought the urge to whip her head around, instead choosing to casually glance at
him over her shoulder.