here we are now, with the falling sky and the rain we’re awakening ♪
one of the scenes I would really love to see (as I’m sure many people have thought of!) is Rey experiencing her first rainfall ☺ also because “Awakening” has become one of my theme songs for TFA and all the new kids, there’s something about it which is very beautiful and fits so well thematically ;;
AND BONUS PIC: Finn + Rey (+ Poe’s jacket of a thousand uses (〃▽〃) )
“I didn’t want it to be my way. I wanted it to be ours. Me and you.” “We’re still here. The two of us. We’re still standing.”
I’m still not over how Michonne specifies that “we” means her and Rick. Like a lot of characters, Michonne often speaks in plurals this way because family and solidarity are important themes of the show. And in the previous scenes like this, you can infer that while Rick and Michonne are having the conversation, the sentiments are equally applicable to the whole family.
And it’s applicable to the whole family here, too, but in this scene, the writers consciously put the group on the back-burner and prioritized Richonne.
In doing so, they illustrate how Michonne prioritizes Rick. Everyone is in this together, but Michonne is acknowledging that just the two of them are also in it together in a way that’s removed from everyone else - as leaders and lovers and parents and kindred spirits. So when something needs to be done about Negan, she doesn’t want to make anything happen unless it’s with Rick. And when she looks back at everything that’s transpired, she sees Rick as the person she survived it with.
Which, you know, shouldn’t come as any surprise because she’s in love with him and fucking him but it’s still nice when it gets verbalized.
He is honestly so important to her. This is the man who saved her life. This is the man who claimed to want her gone but repeatedly allowed her to stay. This is the man who cracked a fucking joke just for her. He told her she belonged with him them. He scrambled to the gates to see her when she came back from runs. He asked her to be a parent to his child. He brought her back.
Okay yeah, this is an odd thing to try to connect with the theme but the only thing on my mind was that fangs can also be used as weapons…? It’s reaching, I know, but in my defense I couldn’t stop thinking about love bites and that eventually led to this.