Rose was vivacious; she was fierce. She took after her mother’s brains and her father’s heart. It was inevitable that she would be the most sought after girl in her year. She was brave, she was funny, and she was hell of a Quidditch player. Many people wanted to date her, but Rose always had her eye on one person, just one, and it was that way for many years.
Lorcan was unusual. He wasn’t sociable like his twin, nor was he anywhere near popular. He took after his mother with her unique outlook on life and the world around them. He was a recluse, a musician, an artist. He lived in the Ravenclaw tower, constantly with his head in a book. He did not notice Rose Weasley for many years, until one day he did.
They were an unlikely pair; the odds were not supposed to be in their favor. How could two people who were so different be compatible? Lorcan was logical, and to him, he did not want to engage with anything that did not make sense. Even if his heart told him otherwise.
As smart as Rose was, she did not pride herself on logic, she prided herself on her heart and intuition. It was easy for her to see she was supposed to be with Lorcan, even if she kept this to herself. She knew that one day, all would be well, that she would be in his arms. That she could be his protector, his equal.
Headcanon: the best gamer in the class is actually Rose, it’s just that she’s never played Ultimate Mecha Strike III. If the tournament was Mario Kart or Smash Bros or something she would slay everyone.
I don’t usually post stuff like this but I feel the need to say something.
In regards to the relationship between Pearl and Rose. Yes, it’s unhealthy, but I don’t think the show is trying to say that it isn’t. We’ve seen that this hurts Steven, and we’ve now seen it hurt Connie. In fact the longer Pearl holds onto it the worse she blows up and on some level I think she realizes this but pushes it back. And in doing so, it gets worse.
And I also don’t think she has the ability to recognise when she’s gone too far until it’s too late, which is why both times Steven’s had to bring her out of it. And the other gems probably realize her obsession isn’t right but don’t know how to say it.
I don’t think the show is trying to tell us that this is a healthy relationship. I think it’s trying to tell us it isn’t. In order for Pearl to get better, she has to move on, something she just can’t seem to bring herself to do. So she holds onto her love in an unhealthy obsession she can’t get over. In the end she’s going to need a hell of a push, or she’ll just keep going until Steven’s not there to stop her from doing something rash.
It’s brilliant the way they’ve built it up, but again, this is not healthy and I don’t think it’s supposed to be. I think it’s supposed to show us the dangers of holding onto one-sided love, or anything for too long and becoming obsessed. In fact, this episode demonstrated first-hand how dangerous it can be. You should never put another person above your own life. You are not nothing and you shouldn’t feel like you are, which is exactly what Steven was so afraid would happen to Connie. It gives us a lot of insight into Pearl and how she views herself. Not as important as Rose, but so obsessed with her that she put her own life at risk to protect her, valuing Rose’s life above hers and acting as though her only purpose in life at all were to protect Rose.
Which is interesting. So we know how it must have felt when Rose gave up her physical form. Pearl, devoting her whole life to protecting this one person, now doesn’t have her anymore. So she projects her own views onto Connie in an unhealthy manner without realizing why it’s wrong. The episode wasn’t showing love, it was about drawing the line. You and your partner are equally important, and obsession can lead to some nasty issues that don’t go away easily. So it’s really nice to see Steven recognise this and snap Connie out of it, it gives such a clear message that I don’t think Pearl even realized.
I really hope Pearl can get over Rose, for both her sake, and everyone else’s.
I think the only thing really is like Lars’s treatment of Sadie and that there are people who are still going ‘Pea RL S NoT In LOve With Rose!!’ Like Pearl was IN LOVE with Rose. Hella in love. Like okay I really dont care if ya wanna ship her with mayor Dewey or Greg, ship what ya ship It aint my place you do you so long as it hurts no one, but dont erase the fact that she was legitimately IN LOVE with Rose, that just grinds my jimmies. ALSO SAYING RUBY’S A GUY OKAY THAT SHIT MAKES ME STEAMED ALSO ‘GAL PALS’
But yeah other than that I fucking love SU with all my heart