ok lmao im officially done with a significant portion of the overwatch fandom tbh??
i am tired of reading torbjorn hate. i just am. im tired of hearing he’s ugly, im tired of people saying he creeps women out, im tired of hearing he doesnt deserve happiness/his wife/his family/his house.
there is something really fucking evil about how many fucking people on tumblr demand “representation” and make fun of the physically disabled combat veteran and say that he should be homeless and doesnt deserve a wife or family or friends. like, i get that we probably should have accurate representation for physically disabled combat veterans- 8% of the total us homeless population are veterans, though that number has dropped substantially (by 33% since 2010) but half of all homeless veterans are disabled. but somehow i doubt, that this is asking for that representation and more about saying he doesnt deserve his things because he’s ugly and unliked in fandom.
its malicious. its despicable.
Torbjorn has dwarfism and the chronic headaches that go along with it. im 99% certain that makes him the very first video game character to be a little person.
tumblr has this massive problem of saying “I want representation!” but when they want it, they want it in their fucking pairings that they can “ship” and remember, from all of those shipping charts that put the little yellow circle around Torbjorn the same way they put it around winston- (Are you comparing shipping the physically disabled man with another person to bestiality or are you just upset because he’s not conventionally attractive?)
He’s close friends with mercy, with reinhardt, with ana, and from the halloween comic, probably jack and gabe too. but in 99% of posts that talk about them he’s just left out? like??
and the “creepy to women” thing, like where did that come from? I know the voice lines you’re probably basing it off of too but i didnt ever read them as him being “creepy?” (unless you’re saying he’s creepy because of that + his “gross” physical appearance thats attributed to his disability :) )
i always interpreted them as teasing, and several of the female characters tease back- (Mei, Ana, and satya sounds like she’s heard it before and knows he’s teasing her). the only voice line that could be interpreted as strange would be the one with looking at d.va’s mech- but i dont think thats because its creepy, i think its because of the futuristic age they live in and how torbjorn is a world class engineer. there’s a line between Pharah and Torbjorn where she’s showing off her raptora suit, and he has to be begrudgingly impressed by it. its far more likely they dont want torbjorn getting his hands on the specs of d.va’s mech and she’s guarding them rather than her getting creeped out by him.
THEN THERE WAS THE MESS ABOUT PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT HIM BEING SANTA. like. that was so good, so pure. why were you complaining? because reinhardt wasn’t santa? because 76 wasn’t santa? bc neither of your conventionally attractive characters were santa?
i s2g if i see one more post complaining about how only skinny, conventionally attractive white girls have gotten confirmed relationships in overwatch im going to scream because as long as there is so much rampant hatred and active dislike of the physically disabled man and his wife, that makes fun of him for being physically disabled and so often it’s by the same people who make those posts and i really just wanna reiterate this:
you’re making fun of the physically disabled man for his appearance and then going back and saying you dont want conventionally attractive people. but you still want attractive people, but attractive in “unconventional ways”.
like, god fucking, i’m so tired. im so tired. tea is spilt, rant has been made, if you want your stupid otp to be confirmed canon to get the “representation” you want just say it upfront.
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i suck balls at science and can’t remember anything at all from any of my classes but i think it’s one of the most interesting and unfathomable concepts in the world - and in my world, so does wonu so enJOY
wonwoo and his specs gave me this idea and it ki l l ed m e
so i knew i had to write a lil something abt it :-)
ok where do we start
remembered his mama camping out in the kitchen all the time and then heard the occasional “ah!” as she nipped her finger cutting some onions
and raced like usain freaking bolt to the medicine cabinet to reach the bandaids
and the look in her eyes when he quickly patched it onto her
it was just a bit of blood, but 4 year old!wonwoo was still hopped up on the high kitchen counter with one hand on his hip, the other wiping an imaginary sweat drop from his head, and gave a nice long “phew! you’re ok, ma! scared me there”
then proceeded to yell at her with his extremely not-deep-yet voice (om g can u imagine) for not being careful enough and interrupting his power ranger episode
but a few nipped fingers and a million thank-you smooches (“eW MOM gEt awAY i’m 4, i’m too old for kisses) later, jeon wonwoo decided to become a surgeon
bc how is it not cool to sew severed fingers back together???
so through elementary and junior high, he walked into science class everyday with a little hop in his step for his favourite subject and ready to learn about cells and mitochondrial functions and enigmas of the muscle and much more
until he discovered more than just sewing severed toes and ears back together
he remembered his 7th grade teacher talking about how the brain is the most powerful thing in the world, and just a simple nug to the head can send it all crashing down
he also went on to explain that the brain will never be a mystery solved, but those who try will never be short of acclaim
and since then, he delved into the world of neurology
by delved, i mean, dove the fuck into it, then drowned, then woke, then dove some more
through high school, he topped every single one of his bio classes and won every single science award in the school board
HE’S A GENIUS
and also stays in on sunday afternoons to read his bio 4.6 textbook instead of sushi with friends
leading to best friend mingyu’s endless grumbling and whining that they never get to hang out anymore
meanwhile mingyu has his socks and sweaters and clothes all at wonwoo’s place; has a toothbrush there, buys food for his parents, uses the stove at wonwoo’s more than wonwoo does the pOINT IS HE BASICALLY LIVES WITH WONWOO
but everyone around wonwoo knows how much it means to him to be able to make this work
he marvels about science bc it’s a practicality but finds beauty in its enigma and endless endeavours of research and study
(jeon wonwoo is basically a nerd)
(but a hot one)
but yes, all his life, books, textbooks, textbooks, and books are all he’s known
so with all this accumulated knowledge he literally fucking powers through his undergrad and masters programs like. .. … bruh
he then gets accepted into the second top med school in the country boY
and this was such an eye opening experience for him because as much as his undergrad and masters did for him with theoretical aspects of science, he finally got to do hands on experiments and witness clinical trials and watched a live!! open!! brain!! surgery!!
so finally he goes through his internship and residency for a few years at this amazing hospital in the heart of the city and has already become most renown neurosurgeon the hospital has seen in years despite his age
imagine little wonu in faded green scrubs, with a tiny notepad in his hand and occasionally pushing his glasses up his nose, as he scurries around with his resident trying to take notes during rounds
to this hot-ass, confident, head of neurosurgery surgeon that has nurses and residents (even interns and PATIENTS) slipping on their drool for him in his white coat and cerulean blue dress shirt, the top button left untouched (seungcheol had to slap his hand away multiple times during breakfast to keep him from trying to button it again)
but lbr he still trips over his laces bc he forgot to tie them before he left in the morning and buttons his dress shirt wrong under his white coat when coups doesn’t come in the morning to check up on his wardrobe choices for the day
one time, accidentally brought mingyu’s grocery shopping list from his briefcase to the pharmacy rather than the prescription for ibruprofen for his patient jesus christ wonwoo
the point is, knowledge has always come easy for him, the other stuff have not
,,,,,,and then there’s u
science is ur nemesis
the first time you ever stepped foot into your science class in the sixth grade, every word that came out of ur teacher’s mouth, to you, was just a complete ,,,, , , ,what??
and ur not stupid (actually very completely opposite), ur brain just physically, literally, cannot comprehend the concept of science
even if it may be so extremely fascinating to u, chem!!! physics!!!! and bio!!! are allergic to sticking to ur brain so u just learn to avoid science at. all. costs.
remember when i said that jeon wonwoo was a classic genius and a social termite like he’s so shy and weird around new people that he just deflects it at all costs?
WELL NOT YOU
so u went into journalism bc instead of memorizing formulas and using every unit of area in ur brain, ur communication is ur best friend
through high school and university, you were the campus butterfly
you knew everyone and everyone knew you, and any event that needed an mc? a motivational speaker? a presenter? that’s you!
you and best friend soonyoung always do those stuff together and you fell in love with the art of communicating, articulating, and analyzing information, all the while keeping the listeners intrigued and focused the entire time
but unfortunately the years after ur undergrad trying to look for gigs with ur firm has been extremely unsuccessful and it was to the point where u didn’t know if u wanted to stop this or continue bc it was just too low of a demand
until one day!
u come into ur office and find a piece of paper on the bulletin board talking about the new neural clinical trial happening at this huge hospital near u, and they were looking for someone to cover it!
and at first u were like um kk clinic? try? what?
but .2 seconds later it hits you that thERE’S AN OPEN OPPORTUNITY
and u vow to plow through it as boring as it may be, bc it’s been just sitting there and people haven’t signed up probably cause medical cases are usually a failure and such a bore to talk abt
you need this
so u quickly apply with all the info you need to and two days later, you’re stepping foot into this huge hospital and escorted to the neuro ward to get things started
when u get to the floor ur led by nurse!jeonghan to the head surgeon on this case
i think y’all know where this ish is going
and jeonghan begins asking u a few questions abt the case, trying to gauge where you are with the info, and its safe to say u have nada dirt on this
so he laughs and begins to explain
this was the first clinical trial this hospital has done in 14 years, and despite being a renown teaching and surgical hospital, it has never quite reached its potential on the research aspect
so the new head of neuro, dr. jeON, has decided to go forth with the new clinical trial (an experiment where those with the sickness subjected to the study will volunteer to be apart of the research, using themselves as a way to find a cure) for huntington’s disease, an inherited brain disorder that slowly deteriorates one’s ability to move, speak, function, as brain cells being to die off
he’s already got you so hooked on the case that you begin to wonder why no one at ur firm did an extra bit of research in the first place to snatch this gig
but ur glad anyway CAUSE ITS NOW URS
u probably looked so flabbergasted and numbly excited that jeonghan mistook it for ur cluelessness and nerves, so he goes
“dw, it’ll be fine! dr. jeon here will walk through everything with you anyway, and you’ll basically be with him for the entire course of this trial to document everything, so tomorrow, just immediately head up here”
and knocks on the door labeled “dr. jeon wonwoo, ph.d, m.d., head of neurosurgery”
and for the head of neuro, for someone taking forth in an idea that hasn’t been touched in over a dozen years in such a renown hospital, you did not expect the door to be opened by a
his glasses sat perfectly atop his face as his sharp yet kind eyes rested upon urs
and his white coat and black dress shirt today and nice slim pants and a pair of $200 light brown dress shoes bOI
and when he opens the door and finds ur mouth agape and eyes shining with excitement he feels like a leap in his chest
like who is this beautiful person
and he scolds himself, no wonwoo stop this nOW
and he doesn’t know if it’s bc he hasn’t been on a date in like forever or if it was simply u
answer: it was simply u
but we’ll get to that
and jeonghan notices the tension so begins giggling and retreating from the scene
so wonwoo clears his throat when it’s just the two of you left
introduces himself and you m e l t bc
and you stutter ur name and in his head he’s like o h m g what a pretty name what do i do with myself
so you enter his office and its surprisingly extremely tidy and put together for someone that probably has to worry about so much in a day
and begins to talk about the case with you
and remember the cute and stuttery person that opened the door to see u like 2 minutes ago
bc here’s jeon wonwoo talking about science and his eyes light up brighter than anything you’ve ever seen
he talks about huntington’s first to give you a bit of background as to what it is, and then delves right into his plan
his hands begin to move with his words and he smiles when he begins to talk about how no one has attempted this before and maybe this could make a difference in this hospital, his career, and even medical history!!
and he kinda noticed you blanking when he talked about the logistics of the science so he kinda laughs to himself, knowing that science might not be ur thing
but for some reason, ur ok with science if u have this man talking to u abt it 24/7 ;)))))))
and u take notes on this and he notices ur pretty handwriting so gathers up his GODDAMN COURAGE to ask u a simple question
“so you’re a journalist?”
and u begin to tell him that you loved being able to tlak about something that reflected on someone’s experiences and share them with the world, just liek this one
and he smiles and thanks u, knowing that it must have been difficult to agree to a medical case
u assure him its no problem, meanwhile swooning over his s m i l e
and it’s only been like 30 minutes but u’ve already developed a crush like wow
so for the first week, your conversations are a wholesome mixture of science, stutters, facepalming when u say something cringey and accidentally, and hoping to make the other laugh
in the second week, you begin to meet the patients coming in, taking each of their stories and details with huntington’s
and for the first time, you see how wonwoo interacts with his patients
and that crush that you developed become sso much more - you have this whole new found respect for him as a doctor
with care and intent, he asks his patients abt their day before going right into details of the treatment, knowing that all these people are doing his career a favour and the least he can do before they risk their lives into this experiment is at least be their friend
and even 70 year old women that can barely move anymore still manage to blush at the sound of his voice
u see the way he holds their hand when he’s explaining the process and the courteous nod of his head as they talk to him and u know this man is more than just a surgeon and that he’s just an amazing human
by the third week, your conversations have now transitioned to telling each other what u did last night and what ur planning for dinner tonight
and u know to bring him coffee every morning now
the first time u did it, he legit had STARS in his eyes bc o mg u r so cute
and u guessed it right the first time, that he liked his coffee black with just a dash of sugar
GET THE METAPHOR
by the end of the month, the more you learn about him, the more you’re amazed
you guys become closer and share the passion of wanting to help ppl in some way
and ur relationship now has become a complete budding and teasing relationship and there’s literally never a dull moment with u
ur fav thing to do together is to do acrostic poems
u also take bets on who’s sleeping with who in the hospital
he always wins
“its not fair u OBVIOUSLY know more abt them than i do!!!”
“hey babe, dont hate the player, hate the game”
and then u have to keep ur knees from buckling bc bABE ? ?? ? ?
the nurses always comment on how you’ve brought him so far out of his shell and he never really used to talk to anyone besides his patients, but he’s been treating his residents to dinner, helping the nurses out with the paperwork, and it’s only been happening since u came
and u r like
. . ,,, ?? me?
and they’re like yes! do u not notice how red he turns everytime u walk into the room?
you soon learn his favourite colour is blue
his favourite band is my chemical romance
im kiddin g
his best friend is mingyu and he’s a chef
you learn that he has a younger brother and his first ever splurge was buying him and his parents a cottage by the ocean
also that he never really eats at home and he barely ever gets to go home bc of the gruelling hours and so he tends to just eat in his office before he checks up on his patients during night rounds
you also learn that he’s having a housewarming party for his new condo this saturday and was wondering if yoU’D LIKE TO COME ALONG???
by this point, your research was mainly complete and you were a third finished with ur piece on this
so ur like y know what? SURE
and u try ur fucking best not to blush, but as you leave for the night, jeon wonu does a HUGE happy dance in his office before realizing that his walls and doors are glass and peopLE CAN SEE U WONWOO GODDAMn
but he texts u his address with a smirky face
“jeon wonwoo why are u sending me a text w a smirky face”
“idk that was my attempt to be cool did it work”
so it was ur day off on the day of his party and u know wonwoo doesn’t really throw stuff like this cause he only has a “small” group of friends
“it’s only gonna be u and my small group of friends”
“well i grew up with these guys, there are abt 13 of us”
“THIRTEEN ISN’T SMALL”
and usually you’d be fine bc u have no problem meeting ppl but like these are wonwoo’s brothers???
you wanna try so hard to impress these people bc–
wait wonu isn’t ur bf??? WYD
SNAP OUT OF IT
so u slap urself and then take like four hours to find the right outfit and do ur hair nicely
and u show up in ur fav outfit and look bomb asf yas
and he opens the door after u knock
he’s wearing a simple white t-shirt and ripped jeans
head of neurosurgery
in ripped jeans
and as u lose ur words, he also loses his and ur both just standing there clearly REALIZING THAT UR IN LOVE WITH THE OTHER PERSON AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU’VE EVER WORN ANYTHING OTHER THAN PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING AND WOW? SO? NICE?
so he snaps out of it bc yes i’m hosting this party thts right, and brings u inside
you hear a bunch of exclaiming and hushing from inside the rooms and a lot of limbs knocking into the walls as 13 human beings sprint from inside of the condo to mEET THE JOURNALIST THAT JEON WONWOO HASN’T SHUT UP ABOUT IN TWO MONTHS
and they all rush out and ur a bit overwhelmed but introduce urself and then scan through all the faces
you notice nurse!jeonghan, head of pediatrics!chan, his best friend, mingyu, and–
yes ur best friend from uni also happens to have grown up in the same neighbourhood as surgeon jeon and u cant believe ur luck
so hoshi jumps out from the herd of men and tackles you with a hug and u can’t believe this until wonwoo explained he didn’t tell them ur name bc they would go crazy stalker-bitch mode, hence why they were so excited to meet u today
so the rest of the night was spent with everyone being completely loud and tipsy and pushing the two of u together in an attempt to be slick they’re not
and u see the bond that all the boys have and how boisterous wonwoo is around them too and u feel so lucky and ur heart is so full to witness a group of people truly in love and as close with one another
so by the end of the night, as they all leave, soonyoung stops u at the door before he goes and tells u how happy he is that after losing touch post-uni, u’ve managed to bump into each other today again
but he also hugs u and tells u that wonwoo hasn’t shut up abt u
and that he hasn’t been in touch with his brothers in a rlly long time bc of stress and anticipation with this new project
and that although wonwoo doesn’t do this much, he can tell that he’s super comfortable around u and that he seems to glow when he talks abt u
and ur like omg s o noyougn st op po
so after he leaves, you stay behind to help clean up
but you’ve also decided
bc ur project is almost over and the paper is almost finished and ur ok with leaving on this note, regardless of if he reciprocates the feelings or not
u just had to tell him, it was in ur nature to
and u almsot back out but at the door, just as ur about to leave
you were gonna say it
his lips are on urs and god they’re soft and ur eyes just close immediately and his two hands cup ur face, intensifying the kiss, holding u up and taking up ur space as if he owns it and wow, it does things to u
after what feels like an eternity, you part and u look at him with his swollen lips and rosy cheeks and glistening eyes and u almost cried right then adn there
bc wow ur in love with jeon wonwoo and u can’t believe u haven’t even told him that
“i’ve been waiting to do that for so long”
“idiot, i was gonna confess first”
shrugs “i guess i just beat u in everything then”
that gets a smack on the head
until he asks u to stay the night and he can drive u both to work in the morning tomorrow and u agree bc how can u say no and so u end up staying over and wearing his sweater to bed and he lies there in bed literally hyperventilating bc SWEATERS ARE HIS WEAKNESS LIKE WHAT
so u drive into work the next morning with ur hands intertwined and in the corner of ur eye as ur walking in, u see head of pediatrics!chan slap a fifty dollar bill into nurse!jeonghan’s hands
so the rest of that month is spent going through with each patient and stealing chaste kisses in the x-ray viewing rooms and getting teased by everyone in the hospital
even the patients
until by the third month, the trial hits its first roadblock
patient 04 had died on the table just as jeon wonwoo was inserting the second tube, and as surprised as u are that this was the first malfunction with the trial, it hits u nonetheless
hearing the news, u drop everything and go to his office after the surgery
this was the first taste of adversity in ur relationship too and u were curious to see as to how you guys were going to deal with this, esp since ur work was integrated into ur personal life
but u walk in and there he is
eating a freaking popsicle
jeon wonwoo’s patient just died on the table and he’s in here eating ice cream
and u didn’t know if u were confused? angry? horrified?
and u close the door behind u as u walk in and draw the blinds for the glass walls and windows
and as u turn around from doing that, he chucks the popsicle into the bin, walks up to you slowly and drops his head onto ur shoulder
you freeze, unsure if he’s crying or not, but u hear steady breathing and his arms slowly creeping around u and ur sure he isn’t
but u can tell that he’s exhausted and scared, even if no words are shared between the two of u
so you both stand there for god knows how long, holding each other, breathing each other in, releasing all tension and heartache from the day without a single word, just the sound of heartbeats and breathing
until finally he lifts his head, eyes droopy and a small smile on his face, arms still around you, when u cup his face and tell him that ur so damn proud of him
everything is going to hit a roadblock at some point, and this was bound to happen. we entered this knowing that it was science; anything can happen. just hang in there, wonu, we can do it
and that was the first time wonu said i love u out loud
and for all the people that doubted he was going to ever get a girlfriend with his head stuck in so many textbooks, it was the head stuck in the textbook method that even got him here to meet u in the first place SO SUCK IT
and so by the time u finish ur paper and the trial is reaching its end, there was a mixture of patients that successfully responded to the trial and those that didn’t make it
but ur paper gets high acclaim from hospitals across the province for its research and editorial skills
and wonwoo received the highest achievement award from the board for his endeavours with the trial
and after many long and gruelling months filled with work and chaste kisses here and there
you finally have time to take a seat and take in everything
and marvel at wonu as a surgeon and as a human
bc how in the damn world did u ever get so lucky with science??
this,, ,, ,, is so long but enjoy bc i love jeon wonwoo
Who are the typical members of a Megatron's inner circle?
The small nature of the ‘84 toyline meant the Soundwave and Starscream floated to the top and have pretty much stayed there! Their original Tech Specs are a little more complicated to decipher than our recent look at the Autobot high command’s. Megatron was a 10, of course, while Soundwave was an 8. Starscream, if you simply read what was printed on his package, was only a 5 - but his Tech Specs were actually swapped with Skywarp’s by mistake, and Skywarp had a rank of 9, meaning that the cartoon wasn’t wrong its depiction of Starscream as Megatron’s second.
Whether it was because they were using the incorrect Tech Specs to go off or not, the Marvel comic didn’t give Starscream a position of any import in the early days, to the point that he was ushered out in a mass-killing-off of ‘cons about two years into the series. Shockwave was the real threat to Megatron’s leadership in the comic, but at best, they were “co-leaders” who tolerated and/or submitted to one another. Soundwave was definitely their second-in-command - over in the UK, when both Shockers and Megs were out of commission for a while, Soundwave became leader, while Starscream pissed and moaned about it.
Still, the cartoon prevails in memory, and together Megatron, Soundwave, and Starscream were definitely the “Big Three” of the ‘cons, much, much moreso than Optimus, Jazz, and Prowl ever were for the ‘bots. This has meant they tend to emerge the ‘con inner circle in modern media in a recurring pattern you don’t see with the Autobots. But we do mean modern - you never saw all three of them on a team working together for the decade-plus between Beast Wars and Animated! We saw them together again in the Prime cartoon (with Shockwave joining the party later), and even the movieverse!
The Chocobros' S/O has gone down with the flu on their journey. They're not doing that great, and the only thing that really brings them comfort is having their Bro at their side. They feel awful, though, worrying that they'll get them sick.
A lil drabble to tide you over. Prompto x gender neutral Reader :)
“You’re burning up,” Prompto frowned, placing the back of his hand on your forehead. You were lying down in the tent at camp, your body half out of your sleeping bag with your head in your boyfriend’s lap.
“M’dying,” you wheezed, feeling a layer of cold sweat settle over your body. “End me. Take that pillow and put it over my face.”
“Don’t say that!” Prompto scolded. He knew you were joking, but he’d never seen you in such bad shape before. “Let me go get Ignis. He’ll know what to do.”
Prompto made to get up, but you whined and tugged him back down as soon as your head left his lap. He almost fell backwards, but steadied himself and gently caressed your cheek.
“Babe, I have to go get Iggy. You’ll be alright, I’ll just be a few minutes.”
You closed your eyes and finally gave a curt nod, snuggling back up into your sleeping bag as a wave of vertigo overcame you. Prompto exited the tent and sighed loudly, rubbing his eyes with the heels of his palms.
“How’re they doing?” Gladio asked from his seat by the fire. “Still tossing and turning?”
“They’re awake, but they’ve got a pretty high fever,” Prompto answered, biting at the skin on his thumb nervously. “Specs, do you have anything that can help?”
Ignis took a moment to shuffle through their supply of curatives. “Hmm. I don’t know what might help break their fever, but perhaps a potion would help. It couldn’t hurt.” He handed Prompto the glass vial and he scurried back into the tent.
When he saw you, his heart broke. You were rolled onto your side, shivering so much that you were starting to cry. He rushed to your side.
“Babe, hey,” he gently scooped you up back onto his lap. “Ignis gave me this. You should take it, it might help.” Prompto helped tilt your head up so that you could allow for the glowing liquid to pass through your lips and into your system.
As the potion started to take effect, your shivering receded to a minimum, though your face was still flushed. Prompto put the empty vial aside and smoothed your hair away from your sweat-laden face.
“Sorry I’m so ugly,” you joked, your eyes fluttering closed.
Prompto laughed a little, but it didn’t sound genuine. “You’re not ugly,” he reprimanded. “You’re beautiful. The most beautiful person I’ve ever known.”
“Even when I’m a disgusting, sick mess?”
“Even more so,” he grinned. “The redness in your cheek really brings out your eyes.”
You chuckled and leaned into his hand. “Stay with me?”
Prompto nodded and came to lie down beside you. He wrapped his arms around your body, still stuffed in the sleeping bag, and held you close to his chest, facing him. You started relaxing in his grip, but then suddenly you jolted.
“Wait! I don’t want to get you sick. What am I doing? You should be like, ten feet away from me at all times—”
Prompto cut off your rambling with a kiss to the cheek. “Hey,” he kissed your shoulder, then lifted your hand to press a kiss to it as well. “I’m not going anywhere. Don’t worry about me, okay? Just rest.”
You pouted and he booped your nose before settling back in. You eventually fell asleep in his arms, and he prayed to the Six that your fever would break in the night.
How about the Chocobros holding their newborns for the first time?
Noctis:Assuming procreation exists in the afterlife, Noct would be in utter awe at the sight of his first born. He would see his father’s eyes in those of his son, and recall to mind the rare instances King Regis held him safely in his arms as a child. In that moment, Noctis would vow to be the kind of parent he knows his own father had wanted to be but regretfully never was, and it would take nothing short of a smiting from the Six to destroy the newfound sense of purpose and devotion he feels toward the tiny infant in his arms.
Prompto: There aren’t enough Smelling Salts in all of Eos that could stop the trembling in Blondie’s arms as he’s handed his newborn daughter for the first time. Nor would a Maiden’s Kiss reach the frog that has mysteriously taken up residence in his throat; he weeps openly when he brushes a nervous finger across her beet-red and screaming face, and laughs through his tears as he proudly states that she’s taken after her father. Prompto has chased many a girl across the Kingdom of Lucis, but only one of them has captured his heart wholeheartedly like no other: his own.
Gladio: The big guy is more comfortable slinging a greatsword across his shoulders, so he doesn’t immediately know what to do with the tiny lump of fragile pink flesh in his hands. A son would have made him proud, but when he peers down at the face of his daughter for the first time, he is flooded with a sudden primal instinct to protect her at all costs. Woe to the man who ever breaks her heart, he thinks, for Gladiolus’ loyalty is unwavering and his wrath is fierce; he once thought no bond in existence was stronger than that of the Brotherhood, until he laid eyes on his little girl.
Ignis: Not even the death of his closest friend could completely tear down the wall of emotional armor he has built around his heart, but when he hears the sound of his newborn son crying as he takes his first breath, Specs loses his composure for the first time in recent memory. The moment is bittersweet, for Ignis will never look into the face of his own child; when the infant quiets in his arms, and he captures the details of ten tiny fingers and toes with his gentle hands, he knows this is enough. “It’ll be all right, little one,” he says, his voice catching in his throat. “It’ll be all right.”
Sesungguhnya, ada hal yang sebetulnya sangat
mudah didapatkan, tapi manusia sering mempersulitnya, yakni kebahagiaan.
Bukankah bisa makan saja sudah cukup membuat
bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus makanan mewah,
harus steak, harus di café ngehits” ?
Bukankah punya mobil juga sudah cukup membuat
kita bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus mobil
mahal, mobil bermerek, mobil kecepatan tinggi” ?
Bukankah bisa kuliah juga sudah cukup membuat
kita bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus kuliah di
kampus ternama, harus kuliah di luar negeri, harus yang kalangannya gaul” ?
Bukankah bisa punya handphone juga sudah cukup
membuat kita bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus
hi-tech, kamera high spec, harus kekinian, harus merek tertentu” ?
Bukankah punya pekerjaan juga sudah cukup
membuat kita bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus
gaji minimal sekian juta, harus di perusahaan itu, kerjaannya harus keren”?
Bukankah punya pasangan baik juga sudah cukup
membuat kita bahagia? Kenapa kita mempersulitnya dengan membuat syarat “Harus
keturunan anu, harus pekerjaannya itu, harus kayak artis korea” ?
Bukankah ada orang-orang tak bermobil tapi tetap
Bukankah ada orang-orang yang gajinya cukup tapi tetap bahagia?
Bukankah ada orang-orang yang makan seadanya tapi tetap bahagia?
Bukankah ada orang-orang yang sederhana hidupnya tapi tetap bahagia?
Maka, bahagia itu bukan tentang apa yang kita
miliki atau yang kita dapat, tapi bagaimana kita mensyukuri serta mempermudah
Yang bingung, kalau kita bahagia, kita suka
lupa sama tuhan. Tapi kalau enggak bahagia, kita suka nyalahin Tuhan. Padahal,
bahagia atau enggak kita, kita sendiri yang bertanggung jawab.
Sesungguhnya bahagia itu mudah jika kita tidak memberi syarat yang berat.
Bukankah kita sendiri yang terkadang mempersulit
kebahagiaan kita sendiri?
BUKANKAH BAHAGIA ITU MUDAH? Bandung, 24 Februari 2017
I’m placing my bet now that the Amy Winehouse song absolutely IS going to be “Love is a Losing Game”
that’s my prediction, in writing
the more I think about it, the more I feel it’s just too fitting in too many ways - reference to a ‘game,’ love making a mess out of Eddie and Ozzie’s relationship, all Eddie’s (explicit) loves were lost in the end, the reference to the docks
…and along with this prediction is my return to the plot that has been my constant on and off prediction for Eddie since the fucking START, namely that he’s gonna write off love completely (as weak, holding him back, something he is not fated to have, something it is necessary for him to purge from himself in order to be an effective villain etc etc), isolating himself from any/all emotional relationships in the future
and part of me is delighting in the dark and dismal tragedy of it, because that is so my jam ;) while another part is crying at the thought of it happening before nygmobblepot actually got to be a thing :(
but we’ll see… I’ve been wrong many times! just wanted to get this down so whatever happens I can refer back to it and see how close I was or wasn’t to the truth!