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“Carlos?”

“Yeah?”

The 5:30 train clattered around their ears and under their feet.

“How old are you?”

Carlos held onto the pole in front of him. “Why?”

“Just curious.”

“Oh.”

He kept his eyes down. Rosie rested her hand on her hip. Signs flashed past and lit their faces white - blue - yellow.

“… Well, I turned 26 last month.”

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  • Hades: So Hook...who of your friends do you choose to stay here in the Underworld forever?
  • Hook: Rumple Bumple is number one of course
  • Hades: Rumple Bump-?
  • Hook: You know! The crocodile! Supposed darkest of all dark ones, though I resent that! I was super duper dark than you very much.
  • Hades: Fine pirate, you must choose two more.
  • Hook: Well I can't choose Emma because you know she's practically my wife at this stage, can't choose Henry he's practically my step-son, then there are snow and charming and believe me there have been times when I want to kill him but snow would kill me...again so no thanks. I can't very well kill Regina, Robin's a mate and I can't choose Robin he just had a baby girl! That would be just cruel! So I just choose the crocodile.
  • Hades: You need to choose three Mr. Jones.
  • Hook: Well the crocodile now has all the Dark Ones in him...including me...bloody hell that's an awful thought but anyway there are much more than two other dark ones in him so therefore I am really giving you way more people than you need. Really you should be thanking me.
  • Hades: ....
  • Hook: No?
  • Hades: No.
  • Hook: Worth a shot.

anonymous asked:

You guys always say it was out of character for Clarke to forgive L.exa when she didn't forgive wells? But like is character growth not a thing? Is she not allowed to learn and from and regret her treatment of wells and try to become a more forgiving understanding person to the people she loves even after she's betrayed (canon she loved Lexa before Mt. Weather) why is Bell the only one you guys let have growth like that? Why can't Clarke grow too? Do u just not see it in her?

First, thank you so much for altering L/xa for me! I really appreciate you going that extra step. 

Now on to answering your actual question. Here’s what we know about Clarke and Wells:

The act of betrayal: Clarke believes Wells told Jaha about her father’s secret, which resulted in Jake’s floating. 

Clarke believes that Wells is indirectly responsible for her father’s death. She tells him she hates him. She tells him he should walk into acid fog. She is literally horrendous to him and shows absolutely no remorse about it. The only reason she “forgives” him is because she finds out that Wells isn’t the one who turned her father in. (I put forgives in quotation marks because he literally did nothing wrong whatsoever. She had no right to offer him forgiveness of any kind.) When Wells dies, she demands justice which, ironically, justice for a murdered black kid equals lynching someone? Who didn’t think that through? But once the Murphy drama is over, Wells literally disappears. So much so that not even his own father remembers him.

So to reiterate: Wells had done nothing that required forgiveness. Clarke was an ass to him. She forgave him like 2 hrs before he died and only because she discovered he had nothing to do with her father’s death and then promptly forgot about him and literally never mentions him again. 

Here’s what we know about Clarke and Abby (the next person to betray her):

The betrayal: Abby is indirectly responsible for Jake being floated.

Clarke is so pissed at her mother she cuts her bracelet off (in Episode 1 of Season 4), preferring her mother to think she is dead as punishment. She is angry and harsh with her mother. Clarke retains that anger well into Season 2 (as we see in Season 2, Episode 9 where she visibly withdraws from her mother’s comfort and rejects her words). We have seen moments were Clarke turns to Abby, when she is scared, confused, hurt or lost most notably, but for the most part, there was a carefully controlled emotional distance from her mother until about Season 3, Episode 5 (the hug before Clarke sneaked out of Arkadia). That is 3 Seasons where Clarke is angry with her mother, and we haven’t actually heard her give her mother forgiveness for her actions.

 I would assume that with so much going on, Clarke has just pushed all of the “past” down in order to somehow salvage her relationship with her only remaining family. It’s also important to remember that Abby and Clarke have a relatively good relationship until Clarke discovers Abby’s part in Jake’s death. It’s safe to assume their bond is strong. 

Here’s what we know about Clarke and Finn:

The betrayal: Finn murders 19 Grounders (including the one in the Bunker) “for Clarke.” Finn lied (By omission) about emotional attachments/relationships. 

Clarke categorically does not forgive Finn for any of his wrongdoings. She rebuffs him at every turn. She wants nothing to do with him. She rejects his offers of love after Raven lands on Earth. When she finds out about the massacre she is visibly stunned and horrified and doesn’t want to be alone with him. She does attempt to protect him from the Grounders, but her final declaration of love for Finn is more about comforting him as he heads to death’s door, not being emotionally open and honest

Here’s what we know about Clarke and L/xa:

The betrayal: L/xa abandons Clarke and her people to certain death at Mt. Weather, after allying with them at the expense of Clarke mercy killing Finn. As a direct result of this betrayal Clarke becomes a mass murder once again (ironically the first time she becomes a mass murder in Season 1 Episode 13, is because L/xa ordered Tristan to attack the Dropship with an army of 300 men), shooting Dante point blank in the chest to force Cage into compliance and, when that failed, irradiating a mountain full of men, women and children, some of whom helped hide and shelter The 48 and Bellamy. As an indirect result of the betrayal, Clarke is left mentally traumatized and unable to live with her own people. She lives in the woods, alone and has nightmares (which we witness in Season 3, Episode 1). Following all of that, L/xa has Clarke kidnapped by Roan (admitting that she knew Clarke would not come easy) and holds her prisoner for 1 week wherein Clarke refuses to speak to her. (I am not including anything that L/xa does that could be perceived negatively after she swears fealty to Clarke.)

L/xa’s betrayal is so much worse than any of the others listed above. She didn’t just betray Clarke and leave her to die, she betrayed her entire people. Not to mention what she did obviously wasn’t in line with the Grounder Code of Ethics, as Lincoln tells Indra “She dishonors us all.” All that was left of the Sky Crew civilization (so they thought-Pike wasn’t around yet). L/xa would have been indirectly responsible for the actual genocide of an entire group of people, because the Mountain Men would have hunted and gathered all of the Sky People. 

Yes, it is possible that Clarke has grown and learned not to hold onto grudges, but it is ridiculous to think that that forgiveness should also have included a romantic plot line. Clarke could have grown to trust and forgive L/xa without them also having to consummate their relationship. In doing so, the writers made it seem as if the only reason Clarke forgave L/xa is because she had romantic feelings for her. 

It would have been so much more powerful to see Clarke forgive L/xa, learn to trust her again with the safety of her people and move on from that entire situation. 

Think of the message that it sends to young girls in relationships with any gender partner. The person I care for/love hurt me deeply, but because they said a few pretty words, I should forgive them and everything will be fine. 

It becomes even more implausible when you add in that fact that Season 3 happened over the course of 28 days. (This is confirmed by Kim Shumway). Season 3 canonically begins on January 27th, 2150. 

Clarke is brought to L/xa on January 28th. 

Clarke refuses to speak to L/xa for a week (7 full days). She speaks to her for the first time on February 4th, 2150. This is also the day that the Summit is held, which makes Sky Crew the 13th Clan.  This same day, Clarke tells her mother she is staying behind in Polis because she does not trust L/xa. She has no reason to lie to Abby about this. 

On February 5th, 2150, L/xa and Roan have their fight to the death, Roan is crowned King, Clarke and L/xa have their “moment” in Clarke’s bedroom. This could be seen as a step forward in their relationship.

On February 6th, 2150, Clarke and L/xa discover the massacred bodies of the Grounder Army. L/xa immediately threatens to raze Arkadia to the ground along with every man, woman and child inside it (once again, this would be a complete genocide of Clarke’s people.) When Clarke attempts to leave L/xa has her guards stop her, Clarke asks if she is a prisoner and L/xa essentially says yes. This is a clear step backward in their relationship. 

 A week later, on February 15th 2150, Emerson is delivered to Polis as a peace offering from Roan to Clarke. Titus begs Clarke to kill Emerson as the policy of “Blood Must Not Have Blood” was dangerous to L/xa’s life. Clarke instead makes the opposite decision (even knowing that Titus believes this form of justice to be a threat to L/xa’s life) and releases Emerson. 

On February 16th, 2150, L/xa places a blockade around Clarke’s people, preventing them from hunting, gathering plants, etc, etc, once again another death sentence if Clarke could not get the people to turn away from Pike (who was voted in by the majority.) L/xa and Clarke share their goodbyes, where they wish for a day when neither of them have to lead their people (the answer to this wish is not likely) and then have goodbye sex. L/xa is murdered by Titus. 

That is 20 days. 7 of which Clarke refused to speak to L/xa at all, so it’s really just 13 days. Would you be able to forgive someone for everything L/xa had done to Clarke and her people (who Clarke will literally do anything for) in 13 days? Even if you loved them? Even if you believed them to be your soulmate (something that doesn’t exist in the world of The 100). 

The biggest problem with the “Clarke forgives L/xa story line, they fall in love and are blissfully happy until tragedy rips them apart.” is the abbreviated timeline this show works with. It would have been much more believable (for me) if this had happened over a period of months, not weeks. 

Clarke does grow and the most significant evidence of her growth is actually in her relationship with Bellamy not L/xa, but that’s a story for another post (although someone can feel free to add on to this post if you’d like.) However, it is ridiculous to believe that Clarke would forgive L/xa so easily, someone she knew for only 4 months at the time of L/xa’s death) for her betrayal and not be able to forgive her best friend (someone she knew her entire life, so at the time of Wells’ death about 17 years) until she realizes he’s done nothing wrong.

Put that in real world terms. Would it be easier for you to forgive your lifelong best friend after realizing they’ve done nothing wrong or to forgive your possible romantic love interest (who you’ve already told you weren’t ready for a relationship) for betraying you to a level of unheard of

P.S. I don’t believe it’s canon that Clarke loved L/xa before Mt. Weather (I will accept proof of the contrary of course). She and L/xa shared their kiss (in Season 2, Episode 14) 8 days after Finn is mercy killed, the same day that L/xa attempts to have Octavia murdered and L/xa betrays her the very next day. So unless you’re suggesting that Clarke fully healed from everything that happened with Finn (including L/xa essentially forcing Clarke’s hand with his mercy killing), it is impossible for Clake to have actually loved L/xa before Mt. Weather. It is, however, Twitter Canon from Word of God (JRoth) that L/xa fell in love with Clarke at first sight.