I keep on thinking about how many parallels Ruby has to Pearl (Like having a significant other of a high ranking, willing to sacrifice self for their protection, the going against ‘what they’re made for’, how their own experiences with love went to opposite sides of the spectrum, etc, etc) and it’s paINFUL
Laurent saying ‘don’t toy with me i have not the means to defend against this’, is so very important because he can actually be so witty and blunt and sharp with his words but he literally comes undone the moment damen says something sweet and loving and i just can’t cope
Bellamy betted on Clarke picking him over the survival of the human race without knowing whether she would shoot him or not.
Yet Bellamy took that bet. And Bellamy knows he took it. He knows he gambled his life versus humankind because Bellamy understood Clarke’s rationality. But It’s not just that he was gambling on. He was gambling on how much he meant to Clarke.
And he won. Now he knows that Clarke is unable to be that ruthless towards him even at great cost. I.e. she loves him a whole lot.
And he knows it now!! For sure 100% cannot deny cannot doubt it any longer he knows how deeply she loves him.
What’s he gonna do with that info when it’s the end of the world.
So would you say that vld is like.. season 1 had keith pinning over shiro while season 2 is shiro pinning over keath?
Not really haha
You pine for something you don’t have. This whole season (1-2, i just kinda look at it as one) was about how they have each other, I think.
Like, they started with them having a very strong bond and then it just got way stronger in season 2. (WAY WAYYY stronger)
The way I see it, it’s more like they are constantly surprised by just how much the other loves them and is there for them, when both of them are just completely content with what the other has given them so far and how things are right now.
Like look at Keith’s mind, he didn’t even expect Shiro sticking up for him like that and staying by his side in that situation. And he still ran after him there, still was saying “you’re like a brother to me” when Shiro wasn’t exactly acting like one towards him.
And like, Shiro in that cave, being all hard on himself and feeling like a failure, probably expecting Keith to agree with him because Keith was the person with the better ideas and smarter actions, and Keith is just “no wtf Shiro, you’re a great leader, you changed my life, you made me into what I am”
And I think both of them think more about the other for them to be selfish and want something the other might not exactly want. Like they’re the “I’m fine with everything as long as you’re happy” the “i’ll take anything you’re willing to give me” pair haha, It’s a very selfless kind of love.
I do think they both have a very strong desire to be closer (conscious for Shiro, subconscious for Keith because he’s got walls) But notice how both of them never push for anything, they both wait patiently for the other to open up when they’re ready. (Keith about Shiro’s PTSD, Shiro about Keith and his knife) Kinda like “I would really love it if you trusted me with this, but I understand if you don’t and I’ll keep my distance and help in any other way I can”
But like I dunno, to me Shiro would be the only pinning one, because I think Keith is just in complete awe Shiro has stuck with him for so long as it is haha, he probably can’t even imagine there might be even more, he’s just scared of losing what they already have.
And that’s the thing, I think they just really really appreciate the relationship they already have, so for them to always kinda find out like “oh wait there’s even more??” is definitly a nice surprise, but not something they would expect or need in any way, simply because they’re mostly just content with what they do have, and what the other has already done for them. Like, I think they’re both like “oh it would be nice if…but It’s ok if not” when it comes to eachother.
When he was called to the castle in Regna Ferox, he didn’t know why. He didn’t care, quite frankly. Basilio and Flavia only ever needed him for tournaments, and while he used to enjoy doing them, he didn’t anymore.
Their effects stopped wearing off after the first six months. He could distract himself with the fight, with the sound of swords clanking drowning out the phantom calls of his name on your lips.
He didn’t want to go anymore, as they began to remind him that they didn’t work. That they didn’t keep you out of his head.
You had captured his body and soul when you were married. Even after your sacrifice, though, you seemed to have bound him with an endless amount of chains; each link being another memory of you that he couldn’t stop thinking about.