The Signs as I know them Pt. 2
(Virgo boy perspective)
I havnen't known him for too long, but he's really funny and pretty out there. Likes screamo music and wear s somewhat emo clothes, but they're not black. Light skin ,auburn brown hair and slight freckles.
She's really athletic and sporty. I didn't like her when I first met her but now she's pretty cool. She isn't a good secret keeper. We have this thing where we hug a lot because she's not feeling good emotionally or something like that. Hair is always dyed, somewhat tan skin, clear expressions.
So artistically talented. She draws mermaids and is amazing at watercolor painting. Really chill, and mostly introverted. We'll be talking and she'll say something so funny out of nowhere and it takes me by surprise (in a good way). Tall, really light features, serious face.
One of the sweetest people I know. Gives me hugs all the time and she's so nice. Bubbly and mostly happy. People are mean to her for no reason though which kills me on the inside. Stopped caring for people altogether. Tan skin, brown thick hair. Lit up eyes.
She looks kind of mean from far away but super nice once you get to know her. Watch out if you get on her bad side though! Talks and laughs a lot. Smiles and talks enthusiastically. Somewhat tall but not short. Nice smile.
Really booksmart and gets lovesick quite easily. We have a lot in common and appreciate those things. We give each other great advice and help each other out when we're not feeling well. Kind of bristly when you first meet her but she's pretty nice once you know her. Short, dark features.
She seems like she hates the rest of the world, but she really just hates school. Brutally honest about everything and everyone, but really funny. Smiles a lot and is all about gossip. Is really nice to teachers and is pretty smart. A little tall but not short, expressive eyes.
DRAMATIC. He overreacts about every little situation and it gets a little annoying. Not as bad if you actually have a conversation with him though. Does nice things for people but can be really mean for no reason.
Dark features, fast movements.
New this year to our school, she's really funny and we talk a lot on the bus. Doesn't need people to survive in a social setting and is perfectly fine alone. Into memes and all that kind of stuff and has a strong sense of morals. Light skin, dark hair, somewhat short.
I think he was born responsible to be honest. Got a job at 14 and loves to work. He was really polite when he first met me and he somewhat opened up to me. Me and my friend were being really petty to him though and I felt bad about it but they're super close so I also don't. Tall, straight nose, slow walk.
Can play a few different instruments, has some social struggles. She and I both kind of hate the world and have pretty good talks. She's pretty crazy once you get to know her and it's pretty cool. Smooth skin, thin, observant eyes.
We've been there for each other emotionally. (I think it's the whole opposites thing but idk). When she was afraid to do something I kept encouraging her and good things came from it. She's a really nice person and loves music. She knows two languages. Black hair, tall, athletic.
Hey Mods, a fellow Anahardt shipper here. I just wanted to ask you guys what your reactions are on the official reveal that Reinhardt is not Phara's father. I for myself still ship Anahardt, but only because I think that Pharah never really met her father before Ana 'disappeared'. I think Phara's father is the man we see in the latest comic. They don't seem to be angry or anything in the panel tho, suggesting that Pharah has a good relationship to her father. What do you guys think?
Not sure what Tiki thinks, but I honestly was never on the ‘reinhardt is pharah’s dad’ boat haha. I like the adoptive dad dynamic betwen the two. Maybe Ana and Pharah’s dads relationship ended on good terms and she visits for the holidays?
Riarkle First Date One Shot (as quick as I could so it's not great)
Knock on the door, Cory answers, Farkle is standing there:
Hi, Mr Matthews...
Farkle, hi, come in…don’t you usually use my daughters window as your method of coming and going?
Well yea, sir, usually I do, but I thought tonight I should use the door…
Tonight? Why tonight?
Maya enters from stairs:
Cause he’s taking Riley out on a date, Matthews, duh.
Cory(staring confusingly at Farkle):
Farkle raises his finger and opens his mouth to anwser, but nervously no words come out:
Oh, I’m sorry, had you not heard?!?!
Riley appears on stairs, her and Farkle lock eyes, they start running in slow motion towards each other:
Wow, you two nerds are made for each other.
Cory(Stopping them with his hands):
Wait wait wait wait wait! America- I mean Riley- you were with Japan- I mean- but now - Canada? You-bowling? Huh?!
Yea Dad, Canada…taken for granted-
-But always there for you.
Pause, Riley and Farkle just staring at each other smiling goofily, Cory looks horrified, pointing back and forth at them:
Maya(starts pushing Riley and Farkle out the door, scoots past a frozen Cory):
OKAY, well run along now, have her home by 10 young man, you crazy kids have fun...
Looking back at Cory:
...Don’t worry, it'll be fine.
Maya shuts door behind her:
Will they be fine? Is this a good thing or do I need to be terrified cause I gotta tell ya, I'm feelin a little terrified right now.
Aw, honey, don't worry...I think it might be a great thing.
Riley and Farkle walking down the street, Farkle has her arm and is almost dragging her he's walking so fast:
Farkle, slow down! Where are you taking me!? Where are we going?
It’s a surprise! And no where, cause were here!
Cafe….Hey. You brought me to Cafe Hey?
OK Zay told me it was lame, but our grandparents met here and I thought it would kind of a cool idea to-
-I love it.
Farkle(proud of himself):
I thought you might say that. And it's a good thing you did-
Cause it’s open mic night for poetry and I signed you up!
-say what now?
Farkle(dragging her in):
You can do that poem you wrote based on Our Town for English class-
Farkle, I don’t have it memorized I can’t just-
-Of course not, I know that! ...But are you gonna tell me you DON'T have it written down in the notebook you're carrying inside your purse?
Riley is frozen, giving him the death stare:
You'll do great! You were Juliet in the school play!
Farkle, that was pretending to be someone else. This is…me, being me in front of a bunch of strangers. I can’t do that!
Riley you can’t be anything BUT you. And that poem is beautiful… Come on, what would great grandma Rosie do?
Waitress comes up to get there order:
Two mango smoothies, extra thick with spoons please.
(turning his attention back to Riley nonchalantly)
Riley(smiling admiringly from the order he made):
She would probably thank you for making her go up there.
Thank you, Cool Cat Joe, who once again has lived up to his name by reading us yet another piece on the riveting aspects of what it's like being a cat owner! Alrightttt, so next up we have...Riley Matthews, with her poem "Horizon"! Let’s show her some love, my people!
Riley walks up to stage, trips a little up the stairs, gets blinded by lights, and blocks them with her arms. Lights dim so she can see. She looks out, terrified/horrified look on her face, but seeing Farkle smiling at her. She begins:
It all seems to stop
Right at once.
I breathe in, deep-
As the whole world
slowly turns to gold
And sometimes it seems like
We are nothing but tiny specks
In our towns,
But I stand up,
I stand strong,
Dressed in glitter and rainbows
Determined to find hope
Or some silver
In even the tiniest of linings.
And that’s how I know
There is no end
To my Horizon.
Pause of silence, crowd bursts with applause, standing ovation:
Riley has tears in her eyes, looking out at crowd:
;Runs down to hug Farkle;
THAT...WAS AMAZING! THANK YOU! This is the greatest date ever!
Don’t say that yet. This is a two parter! You ready for what comes next?
Yea….I think I am.
Riley and Farkle on a rooftop stars are shining extremely bright and clear:
Wow, Farkle this is…beautiful
I know, right?
It’s like we’re-
-Tiny specks in the Universe?
So this whole being on a date thing…do you think it's weird?
Weird? Why, because it’s with you, Farkley, orange turtleneck wearing boy genius, who I’ve known since he was practically in diapers?
Farkle(embarrassed but laughing):
Hey, I don't wear those things anymore! But-yea, cause of that.
Riley(Ponders, then says):
...No. Actually, it kinda feels like we should have been doing this the whole time. Is THAT weird?
It's not even a little bit weird.
Long pause, Farkle looks back up at the sky:
…So did you hear they’re thinking of making pluto a planet again?
Yea, how ‘bout that.
They said by 2018 it might be officially reinstated as part of our solar system
Do you know everything, genius?
Not everything thing, just most things...and I dunno, I guess maybe I check up on stuff that's important to you sometimes...just to sure good things happen cause I know it'll make you happy-
I really like you.
Farkle smiles, they both look back up at the sky. Farkle grabs her hand, starts to hold it, Riley looks surprised:
Sawing her how he reacted “I’m sorry… I think I should’ve asked, before acting that way..” He said as he offered her a soft smile “it’s ok if you aren’t that open with them, I haven’t been that open with them, but they sure are really open, so they will probably scare you when they meet you, since when I first met one of my friends he cried and cried and told me his problems..” He shrugged, it has been a while since he met Clyde, but he sure and still is a crybaby. “Offering my friendship?” He was never asked that before, he thought for a moment before saying “Well I guess because my group of friends are people that needed help in some point of their lifes and we kind of stood together and we accomplished a lot.. I guess..” He said as he thought of his answer it sure sounded it good.
Title "I'll do anything to make you happy."
Sammy's POV (continued)
Nate, Mike and I had a deep talk with her one time at like I think 3 am. When G and madison were on a date and Sam was in New York.
I remember asking her why she likes hanging around us! All of us, all the guys! Us, Nash and the guys, Derek and the guys! Why does she like it? And she openly said "Sometimes I feel like you guys are immature, but at the same time I like it because you guys bring out the goofy in each other and me. Meaning, you guys are truly all best friends. No matter who you are with, where you guys are at, you guys are still rides and still act the same and I respect that. And the way I see Sam with you guys, it makes me smile. Cause I can see it in his eyes that you guys mean so much to him. You guys aren't just his friends, you guys are his family, his brothers. You guys also make me feel like part of the family too. You guys never fail to make me smile, ever." She likes to observe things sometimes and I love her for that because she doesn't always have to talk. She'll just absorb things that's going on and still be content with us, even with the dumb shit we do and say. She's easily entertained just by watching us. And she's like a sister to all of us, so we love her.
I remember asking her how she does it. Being who she is and keeping up with us especially you Sam. How does she ALWAYS make time to hang out with us and have fun when I know damn well she has a busy ass schedule. She said something in the line "It's hard but it's doable. I make it doable because, I like you guys. and I care about you guys so I'm going to make time. and Sam and I are in a relationship. So I put in the effort to make sure he feels important in my life again, even if I do put my career/school to the side for like 2 seconds. I'm willing to do that for people that I want to keep in my life. It's never a problem for me to put people before my future. You guys send positive vibes in my life and I want to keep that around for awhile. Especially Sam. I'm planning on keeping him around for a while now. So I hope you guys are willing to have me around for awhile." We all laughed but she was so serious about it.
As for I, I asked her a pretty serious question. I asked her about you Samuel.
What did you ask her?
I asked her how she does it. How she has the will to TRUST YOU and still be with you. No offense Sammy, but you do act like a fuckboy sometimes. And I just wanted to know how she trusts you and everything. This is when I think G walked in. She said, "it's hard. because I know he can act like a fuckboy, childish, or single. But here's the thing, when I like a guy, I put in my all into him. Even trust him with everything I got. and I HOPE that he won't make me regret it. As stupid as that sounds, for a girl who got cheated on twice, I still try to trust him. It's different if HE does something, or when a FAN does something. I know how to keep my cool, I know when to react. But I have it in my heart, to at least trust him. Because if I don't trust him, what's the point of being with him? Y'know? I love him. I'm not willing to lose him over some trust issue. He knows I have trust issues. But in reality he has never given me a reason to not trust him, I'm just paranoid. Finding trust in someone is hard, don't get me wrong. When I first met Sammy, I thought he was a fuckboy too. When he first asked me out, I was like this kid, never will I trust him. We could never date. But here we are now. I don't know how he was before, you guys known him longer, but I feel like he changed. He's becoming, a man. That's why I can trust him." And Samuel, I think she was right. You have changed. You have given her reasons to trust you. You are turning into a man. My level of respect for her and you is over the top. More than anyone I respect in this world. I think G asked her something.. didn't you?
Did i? I did. Right when your siblings walked in, I asked her, why she loves you? What she loves about you? If she just likes the physical things you do, or the little things you do. Like when she misses you, what does she miss. all of that. Her answer gave all of us, even your siblings a more reason to love her. She said,
We loved her even more cause of this.
She said "I like Sam. The way he makes me feel when he just looks at me sends shivers down my spine. The smile he puts on my face when I'm just walking around the house or when I'm having a bad day. The lame jokes he says because he thinks it's hilarious. I love the twinkle in his eyes when he's passionate about something. I have physically seen the way he looks at me, like I am some prize he won that he will forever keep. I was glancing at the mirror, and I saw him looking at me, not like a piece of meat, like I'm his prize possession. He cracks a smile that just melts my heart. He makes sure I never shed a tear and if I do, he tries to make sure no more come out. I don't JUST like his hugs, or his kisses, or the way our skin touches and how comfortable that is. I love the way he sings and listens to music. I love the way he dances. The way he laughs and the things he laughs at, no matter how stupid it is. I love the way his little dimples mean so much to me. I love the way he talks about things that he is interested in. I love the way he loves talking to his parents on ft. I love the way he's close with his brother and sisters. I love how he has close friends he can trust and he talks about them nonstop. I love how we can sit in silence, and it's still comfortable. Then after a little, one of us cracks a giggle and we start laughing. I love that he remembers things about me, even the little things. I love the way he eats. I love when his eyes light up when he gets a glance at me when I walk in the room. I love the way he wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep. I love that he can trust me. I love that he talks to me about everything. I fucking love Sammy and his little smile that can make my day 100x better. I love that we vibe sooooo well together. I love that he's changing who I am, and how I see the world differently now. I love that he's on this journey with me."
Wait when was this conversation?
Like two days ago before we all got here. And you were in NY.
She said all of that?
And I meant every single one of it.
Y/N? What are you doing here?
I decided to spend Thanksgiving here in Omaha with my second family. My family is ok with it. When I told my family about our fight they were on my ass of how immature I was being even if it was for them. They put me in my place. And they were right. I should've at least compromised with you. And I'm sorry for that. Sorry for being a hard ass. I just haven't seen my family in a while. But it's ok, cause Christmas, we are going to Y/H/T for MY family. Then we come here the 27th for YOUR family. Stay here for 3 days then. LA for New Years, with OUR friends.
No baby, go home. I'm sorry. You should be with your family.
Bitch too late I'm here already. What's up guys?
HAHAHAAHA I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MORE NOW!
And btw I did say all of that. I love you Samuel Wilkinson. And *I'll do anything to make you happy.*
Slow your roll cow boy. I just bought an airfare here today. You ain't getting off the hook that easily.
Aww you guys are gonna be here for New Years?
Don't worry Mikey, I bought you a plane ticket to come with us to LA too.
This is the first time in my fiction-reading life that I cannot choose or predict with confidence who I think would ultimately end up with the protagonist.
((Curse you Kiera for creating such adorable guy contestants!!!))
But my bet is that Eadlyn would ultimately choose between Kile and Erik, two of the guys I believe she has the most chemistry with, but at the same time both have to overcome respective conflicts to be together.
To be honest, when we were first introduced to Kile, a guy Eadlyn wouldn't want to be with who happened to be Marlee's son and was conveniently placed into the Selection, my first reaction was "Oh no, this love story is gonna be sooooo predictable."
But as the story went by, I felt myself rooting for Kidlyn. Unlike Aspen in the first trilogy, Kile was interestingly different and quite out of the norm from the regular predictable love interests. His chemistry with Eadlyn during the Selection was surprisingly exciting, although for now it's mostly physical.
Kile might fall for Eadlyn for real. But we all know he's not the type who would want to be roped down by the Royal Family, and he's made that very clear. People may think that since Kile's the "childhood friend", he'd automatically belong to the trope where he'd never in a million years be chosen in the end by the protagonist.
What they don't understand is that Kile doesn't exactly fit that trope. Sure they grew up together, but up until the Selection, they didn't like being with each other. In fact, both abhorred the thought of them getting paired together (I really think either Josie or Marlee put his name in the Selection).
But unlike the "Childhood Friend" trope, Kile isn't a bland character who you would immediately toss away as soon as you find out he's in love with the protagonist.
And unlike the "Hate-At-First-Sight-Which-Turns-To-Love" trope AKA the Tsundere type, Kile DOES know the real Eadlyn, mostly her negative side, and honestly it's more or less justified. And he's DEFINITELY not pissing her off because that's how he shows his affection.
He said it himself, he let his frustration for being trapped into the castle walls into his actions towards Eadlyn.
His actions are quite understandable, and it's great how even though he's known as someone Eadlyn grew up with, we're still getting to know this love interest, and only during the Selection did both Eadlyn and Kile realize that there really is more to a person when you get stuck in some bad situation.
Plus, they'd make a really good Designer couple <3 they could collaborate and make beautiful creations together!
Erik, while a part of me hoped that he didn't start developing romantic feelings for Eadlyn in this book (I wanted a slow, gradual pace. But I still ship them too), I knew that something was going to happen between the two the moment they first met.
As their relationship developed, especially when Erik led Eadlyn to safety during the Kitchen wars, I began thinking "Oh, maybe there really is hope between these two!".
Erik has somewhat became Eadlyn's safety blanket during the Selection, a genuine friend who has no ulterior or romantic motives to become close to her, which is what exactly Eadlyn needs at this time. I don't know if Eadlyn realized that her feelings for Erik have turned romantic, but it's obvious that Erik has fallen for her.
Except (gasp!) He's not part of the Selection. The only reason he's there was to be Henri's translator (whom I absolutely love in this book! Henri's just an adorable sweetie pie!). It's clear that this guy's struggling between the rules and his feelings, also since he adores Henri as well.
Which brings him into the same category as Kile in which either one of the two contenders or Eadlyn would have to sacrifice something huge in order to be with Eadlyn.
The easiest route for Eadlyn would definitely be choosing either Hale or Ean. But we know these two would never really have a chance, although I guess we can't say for sure about Ean but we'd definitely know that it wouldn't be because of love.
Henri... as much as I love him, he's never gonna be it (although a little part of me wants him to be The One).
It all boils down to Kile and Erik, two people whom Eadlyn would have to sacrifice for if she decides to choose either of them.
So my theory about the conclusion is... *drumroll please*
That Eadlyn would NOT become Illea's future Queen.
I believe that the crown would be passed down to Kaden.
There MUST be a reason why Eadlyn keeps complaining about having this responsibility, and why Kaden seems to be so wise and knowledgeable about the kingdom's problems WITHOUT being forced to, even moreso than Eadlyn.
Simple as that, if Eadlyn abdicates the throne, then there wouldn't be a problem with her choosing either Kile or Erik.
Now I know this would not sit well with some readers especially feminists or plain ol' readers who're sick of seeing female protagonists throw their rationality out for love.
I mean, why would she give up the throne (not to mention becoming the first female ruler of Illea) for a bunch of losers whom she's fallen in love with???
Well, I would've been the first to complain if it weren't for the fact that Eadlyn keeps complaining and complaining about becoming Queen to the point of irritating me.
If anything, the fact that she's the future Queen isn't something positive for her even though it's supposed to be. Rather, it destroyed something inside her that could've made her happier as a human being even without romance to think about.
Not every person is fit to rule a kingdom or rather feels forced to do the job but is somewhat failing. It just so happens that Eady's one of them, and coincidentally she's female.
I'm not trying to put down women since I'm a girl myself. What I'm trying to say is that man or woman, this could happen to anyone. It's just a cause of bad timing.
So in conclusion, I think Eady's not going to be The Heir. She may choose a guy during the end of the Selection, but that doesn't guarantee that everything will sail as smoothly as Maxon and America's love story.
Now returning back to Kile and Erik, although it's really difficult to decide whom Eadlyn might end up with, I'd have to say that I'm leaning a tad bit more to Kile.
It can't be a coincidence that America and Marlee's offsprings are given a chance to develop feelings, or the fact that both are interested in designing (granted, in different courses) and freedom beyond the castle walls.
Erik may be a really nice guy whose understanding, comforting personality compliments Eadlyn's rather outwardly harsh but surprisingly fragile personality.
But Eadlyn might not really need that anymore when she's free of her reign.
Kile already understands Eadlyn, not to mention they have been technically living together since they were babies. They'd definitely relate to each other more than Erik would, and seeing their progress in The Heir, it wouldn't be so far-fetched to see them grow together until they just couldn't bear to leave the other.
So there. That's my take on how The Heir series would end, or rather who Eadlyn would end up with. Note that this is only a theory and does not have to be taken seriously.
All this aside... HOW CAN I WAIT ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR FOR THE NEXT BOOK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
'It's not over yet! It's been work, work, work and hardly any Play. It's been a full-on emotional year.'
Album Of the year?:
"At The Drive-in's 'Relationship Of Command'. It's an amazing record. I heard 'One Armed Scissor' and managed to get a copy of the album before it came out. It's like a cross between Fugazi and Jane's Addiction. They're my favourite band and they harness energy and passion. It's all over the Place musically. It goes off on tangents and there's a rebellious spirit which I like. I also love the new Queens album, 'Rated R'. It's hedonistic and really fun. 'Feel Good Hit...' is my karaoke favourite.'
The must-have item of 2000 was?:
'I've just bought an Apple I-book laptop. That opens up several new doors of entertainment. Never a dull moment. I check out the Placebo chat rooms and forums and have a bit of fun trying to find out what everybody thinks. It hasn't backfired yet!'
Where did you go on holiday this year?:
'I haven't really been on holiday this year. We've done a whole bunch of festivals:
Japan, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium. We never get the chance to check anv of the cities out. It's been a series of hotels and tour buses.'
Film of the year?:
"Boy's Don't Cry" It's shocking that that kind of thing happens even today , that people can be that backward. The fact that it's a true story makes it all the more heartbreaking.
Person of the year?:
"Anne Widdecombe for taking the legalisation of marijuana one step forward instead of backward, which was what she was originally trying to do.'
Wanker of the year?:
Tragedy of the year?:
"What's going on in the Middle East right now. It seems to me that people there don't want peace and it's pretty heavy."
Personal high point of the year?:
'The tour we're on at the moment. It feels like freedom from responsibility. It's th. most fun because you feel like a teenager all the time.'
Personal low point of the year?:
"I've had several, and it's all relationship based"
Worst Hangover of the year?:
After Mark Richardson (drums) from Skunk Anansie's 30th birthday . We went out and partied like it was 1997. I couldn't make it to the studio the next day. It was the last time I break danced too. It was a good party"
Weirdest fan request of the year?:
"It involved deflowering. No, I didn't"
Most famous person you've met this year?:
PJ Harvey. Outside Ladbroke Grove tube station by accident. Her drummer Rob Ellis worked on our new album.
Most embarrassing moment of the year?:
I don't get embarrassed about break dancing. None so far thankfully. I haven't been really embarrassed , it would be difficult.
Sexiest person you met this year was?:
'I think Melissa Auf der Maur has to he one of the sexiest people in rock. It was a real shame because we were on tour when The Smashing Pumpkins played at Wembley. Typical.
Best band you saw this year?:
'Queens Of The stone Age at a festival in Belgium. That was amazing. Nick Oliveri, their bassist, was naked and how he didn't get sunburn on his ass I'll never know. Sonic Youth and Einstfirzende Neubauten too. We had a studio outing and came back feeling really inspired.'
Best Song you wrote this year?:
"All of the songs we've written since the new album came out. They have to remain a secret, sorry.
Joke Of the year?:
'I'm really bad with jokes. I would have to say Limp Bizkit.'
ace or arse?:
'I unfortunately saw that programme. Arse. Complete arse. They should have axed the show. The fact that these people are becoming celebrities is disgusting. What's the point?'
What should Slipknot do next year?:
'Go unmasked, and see if they can Pull it off without their costumes.'
Personal motto of the year?:
'Fear of flying'. I usually have a few double vodkas before getting on the plane and after that, I'm still shitting it.'
if I could change one thing about 2000, it would be:
'Peace in the Middle East.'
What would you do with Britney spears?:
My ideal Christmas present is?:
How will you be seeing in the New Year?:
'I'm not sure where I'll be. Somewhere exotic, hopefully. I definitely don't want to be in London. I haven't decided who I'm going to take yet.'
In 2001, I intend to:
'Try to give up smoking, but it's not going to be very easy. it improves my voice, but I can't keep going on like this. I doubt it's going to happen, actually.'
there’s nothing that i want from you not a word you have to say you are all i need and all i can defend and all i need to hold on to if the world should end
The witnesses will only have each other.
Grace Abigail Mills has known that, known, on a shallow intellectual level, ever since she met Crane and he started into his lunatic rants about entwined destinies and biblical prophesies and end of days. It’s always lurked in the back of her head, but over time, it’s become more of an abstract preoccupation than a real one. Almost an endearing character flaw of Ichabod’s, like his predilection to rant about taxes on donut holes or Benjamin Franklin’s nefarious intentions in inventing odometers, or whatever the demon-of-the-day is that they have to battle and almost die half a dozen times in doing so. Just a part of their lives, nothing that she’s connected to the fact that one day, they’re not going to have them anymore. Nothing that is anything more than a bad dream.
When the end comes, it is anything but a dream, and so monumentally, impossibly more than bad that Abbie cannot even put words to it.
Everyone. She never realized how vast that word was, how many pieces it encompassed, good and bad. Everyone. The witnesses will only have each other. She has to lose everyone else, and now she understands a fraction of the pain and displacement and shock that Ichabod endured, waking up two hundred years later in a future that held no hint of home or familiarity., when everyone he ever knew or loved or even hated was gone. Everyone. As Moloch’s fell creatures and the four horsemen stream across the face of the earth, a flood tide of demonic evil. Sheriff Leena Reyes dies in Abbie’s arms, trying to tell her about her mother, something about her mother, Abbie never knows what. It shakes her.
It’s Irving’s death that breaks her. Irving and Cynthia and Macey. They get there just in time for Abbie to cradle Macey and tell her death isn’t that bad, quicker and easier than falling asleep, and Macey grins faintly and tells her that’s from Harry Potter and closes her eyes and never opens them again. Abbie sits there until Macey’s body has stiffened into the shape of her embrace.
She clings to Ichabod after. Her legs give out. She can’t be strong enough to face this. Not when they’ve failed.
Katrina dies quietly. Ichabod holds her hand. Sits there and says nothing. The bloody sunset reflects in his eyes. He doesn’t seem to hear his name when Abbie calls him, over and over.
The witnesses will only have each other.
Jenny Mills dies angrily, fighting every step of the way, so many bullets in her that she should be down long since, but she won’t, she won’t stop, until at last, she has to. Until at last, in the quiet broken voice of a little girl left alone too many times in the dark, she tells Abbie she’ll say hello to Mama for them. Dies in Abbie’s lap. Abbie almost never gets up again. It’s Ichabod who has to carry her away as the Hessians are breaking down the door and Moloch shatters all the mirrors. So he says. She remembers none of it.
The witnesses will only have each other.
Even Hawley. Even Ichabod kneels down next to him, smooths his hair out of his face, and tells him the wound isn’t that bad. Hawley makes a face, mutters, “Cut the shit, Mr. Darcy, I’m gonna die, aren’t I?” and then, he does.
When Abbie sleeps, which she does rarely, as Ichabod shelters her in his arms and the smell of soot sears their lungs, all her dreams are of endless corridors and distant screaming. The burning sky looks like falling stars, oddly and morbidly beautiful. All of Sleepy Hollow is in flames. She thinks of that Cormac McCarthy book she read once. All the dystopias in which the world ends. All the stories and all the happy endings that were lies, all the ones in which the hero dies, and yet, in this story, the heroes are the only ones who don’t.
(Yet they’re not the heroes. If they live when everyone else dies, they are the villains. They have become the monsters. I send my scourge, saith the Lord.)
Fire and blood.
The witnesses will only have each other.
One day, it may stop. One day, the reaving may end. They’re still alive. They’ll still fight. Two frail fallible human vessels against all the might of death and terror. But they have something, they have that one thing, which apparently means something at the uttermost end. That one thing Moloch will not and will never understand. Which in the harrowing of hell, is still more powerful.
So little and yet so monumental a thing, that.
They’re right. One day it does end. One day they’re no longer the witnesses. They are Adam and Eve, gazing out over the ruins of a post-postmodern Garden of Eden. They are here. They are so.
Ivy, what do you think about Irene's cameo in The Sign of Three? For me it was kinda random, but I've read that it was the writers showing that Sherlock is straight. I disagree with that, but don't really know what to make of it. Also, what did u think about Sherlock's "I like my doctors clean shaved" and John's reaction? I love sassy Sherlock...
Irene represents something very pesky and important to Sherlock. I don’t think he was in love with her and I don’t think he wanted to sleep with her. When he met her, Irene acted as a naked flashing arrow pointing to the fact that he has buried not only his own sexuality, but any real understanding of sexuality and sexual desire along with it, which makes him uniquely vulnerable. She highlighted an essential ignorance in him. He says sex doesn’t alarm him, but it clearly does.
Inside his mind palace, Irene is Sherlock’s sexuality, the naked thing he doesn’t know how to deal with and is resolutely ignoring. Irene appearing while he’s thinking about John’s middle name, and his dismissal of her (“Not now, I’m busy!”) actually read to me like…well, like he might welcome his sexuality back into his head later, while thinking about John’s middle name, in his bedroom, alone. With his hand. But not now while he’s giving a speech. I think Irene isn’t the object of his sexual desire, but the embodiment of it that he can talk to and dismiss as required.
I think it’s quite hilarious that Sherlock lets John know so matter-of-factly in what state he finds him most attractive. And equally hilarious that John was so quick to make it so. It’s the flip side of Molly’s attempt to pretty up for Sherlock with lipstick and then quickly removing it when he appears to not like it. Both of them have desperate crushes on Sherlock, and both of them secretly (not secretly) want Sherlock to find them attractive.
So there's a bts pic of Hood pointing an arrow at Regina. I don't know if it's a scene or just messing around but if it is, then life has been breathed into the shady hood theory(that is unless they say he was controlled or some bs) but things are getting interesting.
Oh come on, Anon, you know he would never hur…
…okay I guess there was that time he shot her when they first met - for the second time. Seriously, though, this is just Sean and Lana goofing around as far as I can tell.
I do think eventually we’ll get an explanation and I’m sure there’s something about him or his history we’ve yet to hear about. I was thinking if Emma and Regina are flipping, maybe our answers lie in Emma’s life. Regina completely turned into the Evil Queen after Sidney killed Leopold for her. Sidney didn’t know her, he fell for her looks and she played him. He turned around and wanted to possess her. Now, Emma’s turning into the Dark One, so Hook’s her Sidney. Superficial in the sense that he didn’t want to know her completely and he also wanted to own her. So if they’re doing the same thing with Regina, then Robin Hood would have to be similar to Neal. Neal loved Emma, but he still betrayed her. So I’m expecting that he loves her, but will somehow betray her. The other interesting thing is that Neal got Emma pregnant and now Robin got Zelena pregnant. Is was wondering if the sentence “Nothing can stop the Darkness except for their unborn child.” will come to apply to Zelena and Robin’s child…
I also still think that “Get away from him.” dream meant something.
There was the time he claimed she’d given him gold-tipped arrows to thank him for helping her to break into her castle during the missing year. Except she was heartbroken at the time and working hard to push him away. While it may be true, it’d be so much more interesting if it wasn’t.
I googled the gold-tipped arrows and the first thing that came up is that Cupid/Eros uses those to make people fall in love. Seeing how now Greek mythology has been introduced into the show with the Furies and the Underworld, it seems plausible that they’d bring in the God of Desire… Who knows, maybe some ground up arrow-tip hidden in a drink makes you feel like you love someone for a while?
As you can tell, still no shortage in shady Hood theories here… but I assume we’ll get more answers in 5B.
If Mary had had a plan to shoot Sherlock, or felt like he was in the way or some sort of problem in her life, you’d think she would have a) shot him sooner, b) arranged it deliberately and more tidily, and c) pulled the trigger in the end without a warning.
I don’t think Mary shoots Sherlock because it’s part of her grand plan. She shoots him because he’s found her when she meant for him to keep John occupied and out of her way. She tells him not to come any closer or she’ll kill him, and instead of taking that threat seriously, Sherlock steps closer to her.
Prior to that moment, it doesn’t seem like Sherlock is any kind of problem to Mary. She didn’t recognize him when she first met him, so presumably he wasn’t really on her radar, other than as stories John has told her. She uses Sherlock to get John out of her hair, and it seems that she needed that as much as John did. I think she does genuinely like Sherlock.
Sherlock overestimates his ability to deduce people, and underestimates what Mary is capable of.
Mary does what she feels she must, no matter who she ends up shooting. Even when it’s a friend.
If you think this is all legit you should be pissed off that they are going against what Louis wants. He wants privacy and she is out here letting her friends and their family put Freddie all over social media. I don't know how anyone can defend her.
Not only Freddie, but their location with Freddie. Especially considering all the stalker fans Louis has, that extend to his family (remember when fans met Jay + company at the airport), in addition to the threats that were made against Freddie. It’s fucking messed up and if you think this is all legit, you need to realize that Briana, her family, and friends are jeopardizing Freddie’s safety in a number of ways.
nina i'm sorry you're having a tough night but i hope it gets better <3 on a side note i saw the martian only a few nights ago and johanbeck are soo cute ^,^ what are some of your favorite headcanons for them?
Thanks, sweetheart! I hope it gets better too *sighs*. And yaaasss, glad you like them <3 Here are some of my favorites:
Beth is a little awkward when it comes to physical affection because she isn’t used to it, but she is so here for it and Chris is so here to give it to her. That’s why she is always like “DON’T TELL ANYONE I DID THAT” “DON’T SAY I SAID THAT” and Chris just smiles, she so cute in his eyes.
She adopted a fat cat, her best friend takes care of him while she is on mission and when she gets back, she can finally take him to therapy to get into his actual weight. Since she started working at NASA as one of the high profiles programmers and technicians, she asked Chris to pick him up; she doesn’t know he is allergic to cats (well, basically to all animals lol) but he is such a sweetheart, he gets Piper anyway and when she finally knows about it, she tried to compensate him with sexy love making in the couch but his allergy liked them out of it.
That happened again when he move in with her. At the end, Chris decided to teach her how to inject him when the allergy goes too far.
And there is a problem: Piper is 100% in love with Chris Beck, in fact, his sister shits on him a lot because she says cats are always following him. Mark tries to prove this theory right by getting a cat himself and observing her around Beck, turns out Mark’s cat also loves Chris and Beth and him are so amazed by this. Meanwhile, Chris is dying of sneezing all day.
They never talked about getting married or have children, these were things that just happened in their path together. The did get married with a big party because a part of Beth always wanted that, while their family life is really normal even with the constant calls form NASA and other government things. At the moment, they have one kid and are considering a second, maybe.
Beck is like the dorkiest dad ever and Beth loves that. She loves it so much she could live of just seeing him play with their child. He makes noises while playing or feeding the baby, he takes long baths with the kid so they can play in the water too, he likes to read to the children and tell stories about all the times he went on missions (remember that the mission on Mars wasn’t his first out Earth mission with NASA :3), and he just have their kid all the time on him.
The can be kinky and they take their time to be, they love to have fun together and to share their hobbies, even when the other isn’t really good in the thing. Beth is okay doing certain high risk sports with Chris and he is really okay playing video games with her, even when he really sucks at it.
As for their bed life, they can be really into roleplay and various sex positions. They have date nights every time in a while, sometimes even once a week. They celebrate important dates together and are really into the other. They laugh a lot on bed, so that makes it even better in their opinion.
They suck at cooking at first, then learned because they didn’t want to rise their kid based on fast food and junk food. Beth is better than Chris on it, that’s because she follows Martinez’s wife recipes like a manual.
Chris admires Beth a lot, he basically worships her and consider her one of the most brilliant minds he has ever met. It also helps that she considers him that too, and they just see the other as total equals, even when they secretly may think the other is just too much to be real.
Are you sure..? Is this what you really want?
What I really want is you...
I love you...
I love you too.
Tallahassee baby. We're almost home.
You love her, good. That means you have to do right by her.
That's what I'm trying to do.
Then leave her!
That should have been me! I should be doing that time!
No. This is good.
How's it good?
It's a minimum security place in Phoenix,
and no, I am not going to tell you which one. She'll get out of there and she'll be fine. You keep your promise and steer clear, and she can have a good life.She can do what she's supposed to do.
And if I can't be there for her, man, you gotta promise me that you will be.
So what did you enjoy so much about Tallahassee?
So you just told him to leave her?
Well what are they going to do? Raise their child in the backseat of their car?
Some people only have the back seat of their car.
Well, they're to be pitied.
Maybe it was fate...
you believe in that?
There's not a ton about my father that doesn't suck. He used to tell me there are no coincidence. Everything that happens, happens by design and there's nothing we can do about it, force is greater than us, conspires to make it happen! The point is...maybe we met for a reason...Maybe something good came from us being together.
I'm over it. And you.
Why do you where the, uh...Keychain, I got you?
You find something dearie?
Nothing. Just a dreamcatcher.
Well if it's nothing then why are you still holding it?
you want a second chance with that man.
What makes you say that?!
The look on your face.
I see the way you look at her.
No, it's not-it's not like that!
I think it is.
Emma and Neal...? They're back together again?
Uh...no. Actually, he's engaged to someone he met in New York.
I was hoping...That's my problem, hoping. Hoping that things could still work out...
If there's one thing I know about you, you never stop til you find what you're looking for.
When she said I could trust her, she lied!
But your superpower has been known to be unreliable. Especially when you're emotional.
For the last time, I don't have feelings for Neal! It was a decade ago, I'm over it!
It kills me that I let August talk me into letting you go!
I don't want to hear it!
Okay, but I have to say it. I wanted to look for you. I just...I was too afraid.
That you wouldn't forgive me...Cause I haven't forgive myself...I'm sorry, Emma. For everything.
you'll kill the both of us!
I'm not letting go of you!
you have to!
Neal, you're shot! If you fall through that portal you'll die no matter what world you land in!
I know, but, Emma. Henry needs you. He can't lose both of us and make him grow up like we did!
Please don't let go! I need you! I love you!
I love you too!
Tell Emma I'm alive...and I love her.
It's not working, why isn't it working?!
Don't think of the place, think of her, of Emma, you feel about her.
I knew the moment I saw him in New York I never...I never stopped loving him.
When you love someone, you don't keep it in. You say it.
I love you, I probably always will. But my secret is... That I was hoping you were dead. Because it would be easier to put you behind me then to face all the pain that we went through all over again.
I've got a secret too, Emma...I'm never gonna stop fighting for you...never.
So, uh, Emma, can we make some time to talk?
Isn't that what we're doing right now?
Yeah, I-I thought maybe just the two of us.
Are you trying to ask me on a date?
You know, when you put it like that-
Neal, I don't know.
Life is made up of moments good ones, bad ones, but they're all worth living.
Well, I seem to be a magnet for the bad ones.
Well, then all the more reason to look for the good moments in between the bad ones.
And you think having lunch with Neal will be a good moment? I don't know.
Does he eat with his mouth open?
I'm not sure I'm ready.
Don't be. You gotta get our boy the hell out of here.
naughty boy's reaction at the mention of perrie and his "uhh i don't think i've ever met her" as in he has never even heard a word about her from zayn! lmfao so transparent, bless him. clearly not the utterly "love up couple" they're made to be. he and zayn seem pretty close so this in itself is enough for me to believe zerrie is total horseshit
Yeah, you’d think that with Perrie also being in the music business that they’d have some mutual music biz friends. Do they have any mutual friends, period?? Modest always makes the mistake of dragging things out too long. The longer the fauxmances last, the faker they look.
I met a new friend she's very pretty and attractive in my eyes but I know she has a boyfriend but her boyfriend neglects that he is in a relationship in every social, I don't want her to think I'm trying to break them up, so should I tell her about it or have her find out on her own?
Hey Thanks for hitting me up. Read through your comment and I feel your pain for your new friend. It sucks when people are in fruitless relationships. However its not your place to tell her that. That is the relationship that she choose and attracted into her life. She has to make her own decisions. You can not tell her what you feel unless she asks you, even when she does do not bring her boyfriend down too much. You might have a tendency to do that subconsciously because you are attracted to her, just state the fact and nothing less.
Also I would looking for a female that respects herself enough to be with a guy that will respect her in all social aspects. For now just be a good respectful friend. Good Luck and stay blessed!