-Cersei looks like a evil/mad queen and I am so down for it.
-Idk about Jaime…I feel he might still leave her.
-That shot of Tyrion watching dragon go off is so beautiful ❤️😭
-This Lannister reunion gonna be so angsty and crazy.
-Aww Dany is back home. I don’t blame Dany. She wanted go home and she wants what was taken from her family…now will she be a good ruler for Westeros…idk… 🤷🏽♀️
-Dragonstone looks cool
-At first I thought LF was talking to Sansa but really he talking to Jon. Makes sense cuz Jon is ‘hero af’ and prob trying manipulate him…
-Sansa looks good. Scared for her though.
-Theon prob watching ships burn
-Melisandre is back. Hope her and Jon reunite. 😉
-Arya reunites with Nymeria I hope.and Gendry.Where is Gendry? And Bran?
-Okay LF is more creepy than ever! Prob cuz it’s about his time to go but DAmN. It’s getting to point where I’m super scared for Sansa. Like what if he can’t take it anymore and just murders her? I hope Sansa and Arya are playing him.
-Jon being a Ned 2.0 is so adorable. KILL HIM JON! hE BETRAYED Y'ALL DADDY! 😫
-Is that a wight hand?
-What is Arya looking for? Is LF trying trick her?
-Jon going on a wight hunt I guess…🤦🏽♀️
-Missandei & Greyworm! hELL YAS…fuck what if this a fuck-goodbye?! 😂😭
-Yara x Ellaria. Okay like I wanted Yara x Dany but I will take this 😍. Who knows? Maybe Dany will join them?
-Is Dany knocking down the Lion piece lol?
-Holy shit Daenerys gonna burn the Lannister army down 🔥
- The GREAT WAR IS HERE!
-I am so hyped rn! Like I don’t want summer to go by fast but I really want it to be July so I can watch S7 of Thrones.
THE STYDIA KISS (and hug)- an Extra™ frame by frame analysis
ok so we start out with this shit. even before this frame, dude is staring at them Martin lips like he’s in the middle of the desert and they’re the only water for miles. Then we get here and they both go in OPEN goddamn MOUTH for this kiss. she is PUCKERED for him. She was puckered ten feet ago, she was puckered when she walked in the damn door, hell, she was puckered 3 months ago. She got her tongue fucking ready to dock at Port Stilinski Lips.
She comes in fucking Little Caesar’s Hot ‘N Ready with the hands on the neck. goddamn. And they are PRESSED into each other. If they were kissing any deeper they would swallow each other. Which now, come to think of it, might have been their goal.
Okay, so this one has been in my drafts since…. November?? idk but I don’t have any new (finished) fanart to show you so have this at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
For some reason Shutora looks different each time I draw her and I never found out why?? Like it should be pretty easy to draw her since she looks pretty much like a smol Levy but without curly locks and yet I still manage to screw it up?? amazing
i got my very own death note when i was like 14 and i took it to school to show my two best friends and we huddled around it at lunch and decided to try it out by each writing down a name, because Of Course We Did
so me and the first friend wrote down the names of people at our school who used to be our friends and then ditched us or whatever, and we look to our other friend and she’s like “idk guys mine is pretty weird but i just really really can’t stand him and i hope this really works. i want him to die.” so we’re like Shit Okay Girl and pass her the death note and she writes the name and passes it back so i look and
she wrote john travolta? she wrote john travolta’s name in my death note. she didn’t explain further than “i just hate him” and to this day i don’t know why she had such a searing hatred of john travolta to the extent that she tried to kill him with my death note
langst where someone (allura,, most likely) makes a comment at a meeting like "now i'll explain it in simpler terms for the less adept of us" while looking directly at lance and he just completely snaps and gives her an even better, more descriptive explanation with more follow up points or something (idk something above and beyond) and the others just look at him completely stunned, and hes like "yeah, i'm not stupid. which you'd all know if you ever paid any attention to me." or something?????
Okay but, Lance is fucking smart. He literally translates everything in his head in my own personal hc, making it hard for him. He is fucking smart as fuck. And no one should be shocked at this because it’s true.
this is nnatto: the promised jj ask lol. (i fell asleep before I could think of one last night) no obligation to do it if you don't want. but anyway, #15 w jj as the sick person. you can have anyone you want as person #2. it does say SO so if you wanna draw isabella, rock, but it could be fun to have it be someone else too.
Okay, let’s start with how extremely adorable Jughead is. Like, he cares so much about the drive-in and as we found out, the place was literally his home. Like, someone protect my son please. And he tried so hard to save it, talking to the mayor, talking to Fred and handing out flyers and stuff. Forget Archie and that love triangle, this is the important story here.
Speaking of Fred and Archie, look how nice Fred was to that fucking pedophile. Like, he was complimenting her, inviting her to dinner and being such a great guy and that bitch is just sleeping with his son. Ugh. I hate her.
Betty keeping a diary is so cliche™ but I love it lmao.
I AM SO HERE FOR BETTY, RONNIE AND JUGHEAD HANGING OUT. Kevin’s okay too, I guess. Still haven’t decided if I like him or not. I mean, he’s funny and all but idk he just feels way too stereotypical and I’m still most certainly not over the biphobia. But maybe he isn’t really biphobic and that was a one time thing bc how else would Betty and Veronica, who are both obviously bisexual still be friends with him? Idk man.
Cheryl, I love you for being a bitch but damn you just got your ass handed to you by Hermione Lodge, who is just as much of a goddess as her daughter.
Betty calling out Archie on his shit 👏 👏👏
but like she was so…good about it?? Like she got her point across but didn’t immediately threaten to tell and stuff. And, Archie, honey, how could Ronnie even back you up? Firstly, what you’re doing ain’t cool and secondly, that’s her girlfriend you’re arguing with so ???
Where can I sign a petition to get rid of Alice Cooper?
THE ARCHIE/GRUNDY SCENES LITERALLY MADE ME SHUDDER WITH DISGUST ew ew ew ew ew.
Betty questioning Grotesque Garbage is
👌 she was really good at that too honestly I just really love Betty Cooper man.
SHE WAS JASON’S TEACHER? SHE’S THE KILLER!!11!!!1!
“I don’t think of my students that way” lmao bitch stop lying
Jughead being a rebel with a cause is my aesthetic. And awww, he’s talking about himself and his family for once. This boy must be protected at all costs..
Archie, wtf are you trying to do, telling Betty to stay out of it? She’s literally doing what’s best for you like smh man shut up.
BETTY AND VERONICA BEING DETECTIVE GIRLFRIENDS IS MY JAM. Like, seriously, they have so much chemistry like just let Bernoica happen man. It’s literally already canon.
I would sell my soul to Satan and sell my body on the black market to make Beronica canon.
I’m fully aware I’m being queerbaited but Betty and Ronnie are just. so. goddamn. cute.
‘Jennifer Gibson’. THAT BITCH.
She has a gun in the car. THAT FUCKING BITCH. SHE’S THE KILLER!!!11!
Alice, wtf is wrong with you. Fred is a chill parent. He isn’t going to tell his son to stop talking to his best friend just ‘cause you’re a psycho who wants to control her daughter.
Okay, but like I really love Hermione and Veronica’s relationship it’s so good and–WAIT A SEC THEY’RE BUYING THE DRIVE-IN. Why must you crush Jughead’s happiness? I TRUSTED YOUR HERMIONE.
Omg Alice saw the gun oops shit shit shit (betty what were you thinking hiding it in your fucking drawer smh girl). Wow, Alice just hit a new low. It’s not cool to read your daughter’s diary
I would have felt bad after learning about Grundy’s backstory but my obvious hate for prevented that from happening thank god.
ARCHIE, GET AWAY FROM THAT WOMAN. NO, DON’T HUG HER. UGH ARCHIE WHY.
Let’s talk about the drive-in.
Poor Juggie god I feel so bad for him Archie where are you your boyfriend needs you
VERNOICA!! LODGE!! IS!! A!! FUCKING!! GODDESS!!!
Veronica Lodge is like fine wine. She gets better and better the longer she exists.
I kinda sorta weirdly like the Veronica-Cheryl-Kevin squad?? They can be the ‘burn you to a crisp’ squad.
Ooh, Kevin’s got a new hottie. Also, did I mention I really love Kevin’s dad? He’s so nice.
YAS KEVIN GET SOME (My feelings are so conflicted like I want to support Kevin because he’s the only important, openly LGBTQ+ character on the show so far but like, something’s just off about him)
Archie, please never speak to Grun–OH. HE’S LEAVING HER. YES ARCHIE YES YES YES–OH WAIT. OH NO.
SHIT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN, DOWN, DOWN.
Alice why tf do you have to stick your nose where it doesn’t belong?
Man, I feel bad for Fred.
Archie, don’t defend that woman, please. She deserves it.
Such drama much intense very wow.
Oh no. My bby Betty is crying FUCK YOU ALICE.
Okay, I know there’s probably some people sad about Grundy after her backstory but we got nothing but good stuff immediately after she left?
Fred and Archie having a moment 👌 👌 👌 (I mean, I feel bad that Archie cried and that he was upset but it had to be done)
Betty finally standing up to her asshole of a mother
👌 👌 👌 (I still kind of think that Betty is actually Polly but idk)
A cute scene between Betty and Archie
👌 👌 👌
The scene where Veronica confronts her mom was certainly…something.
OH MY GAWD SOMEONE BROKE INTO KELLER’S HOUSE AND TOOK ALL THE EVIDENCE. THE SAME NIGHT GRUNDY LEFT. SHE’S DA KILLER.
Grundy is like a bag of opened chips. She gets worse the longer she exists. Archie, you could not have been more wrong when you said she wasn’t a child predator. I already feel bad for that poor new kid victim of hers.
On the whole, this was a really, really good episode. I give it a 9 out of 10, but that’s because my queen Josie wasn’t in it and there was not enough Jughead and Archie and there was way too much Archie and Grundy interaction but hey, at least she’s gone now.
God, I’m literally crying over Jughead. The picture with him and his sister (who tf named them Jughead and Jellybean tho) was so adorable and so sad. My poor child.
OH MY GOD THE SCARY BIKER DUDE IS JUGHEAD’S DAD?!
Where will he go? What will he do? How will he live? WHERE WILL HE CHARCHG HIS LAPTOP ASHFRWLGHLUFU ARCHIE COME HELP YOUR BOYFRIEND
Also, I would just like to add, Betty is the best friend anyone could ever have and she needs to be appreciated more.
So, what do you guys think? What do you agree and disagree with me on? Let’s talk! Reblog this while adding your notes or send in an ask (PLEASE SEND ME ASKS) or send me a message or something and I will see y’all next week.
okay i cooled my jets a bit and while i still love that dean confronted mary i’m only accepting the bits about him having to practically parent sam, which meant giving up his childhood
look the speech was emotional, it was good, jensen knocked it out of the park like always but, why was it about sam? why does dean have to, in order to get an emotional response out of mary, talk about how sam’s life got ruined? yes sam suffered a lot, but you know who else suffered because of mary’s and john’s choices? that’s right, dean
dean exists seperately from sam. he is his own person and he should be allowed to make the speech about him. he should be able to make everything about him and acknowledge that his life got destroyed the minute mary died. he had to make all the sacrifices. he went to hell for sam because he felt so responsible for him. he didn’t get to have a childhood because he was parentified. him. it should’ve been about him and that should’ve been enough for mary to listen to him
instead we get a list of sam’s greates whump hits and dean feeling guilty because he couldn’t keep sam safe. keeping sam safe is not his job. it never should have been. and he shouldn’t have to feel guilty for something that is not his responsibility. and he should’ve been able to be selfish and focus on himself and his needs and his trauma, for once.
with the wonder woman movie just around the corner, it seemed a good idea to make a list of some important comics that will make sure to give everyone an insight into this amazon and her world, whether you’re just getting into the wonder woman comics, or are looking for some more. comics with an* beside them are a must read !
sensation comics ( 1942 ) : #1 – 106. the first appearance of wonder woman. wonder woman vol 1. ( 1942 ) : #222 – #329. canon wondertrev. batman / superman / wonder woman : trinity ( 2003 ) : a take on how the trinity first met. * jla ( 1997 ) : #61 – #64, #66 – #83, #90, #105. blood/gore/death/body horror tw. league dynamics and canon wonderbat. * jla : a league of one ( 2000 ) : diana fights an ancient dragon and defies an equally ancient prophecy. blackest night : wonder woman ( 2010 ) : diana as a star sapphire. gore/blood tw. wonder woman ‘77 ( 2015 ) : all the 70′s aesthetic of the tv show in comic form. * the legend of wonder woman ( 2015 ) : another recon of diana’s origin story, but now, with cute art, a positively written etta candy, and more wondertrev. wonder woman vol 2. ( 1987 ) : #1 – #62, #73 – #77, #170, #184, * #195 –225. blood tw. * wonder woman : the hiketeia ( 2002 ) : by greg rucka. lots about ancient greek traditions and the diana x bruce dynamic. justice league beyond 2.0 ( 2013 ) : #15 – 24. canon wonderbat. death tw. sensation comics featuring wonder woman : #1 – 4, #7, #20 – 21, #23 – 32. #38 – #41, #45 – #47, #49 – #51. wonder woman : spirit of truth ( 2001 ) * wonder woman : rebirth ( 2016 ) : #1 – ongoing. justice league vs suicide squad ( 2016 ) : #1 – #6. justice league ( 2016 ) : #1 – ongoing. trinity ( 2016 ) : #1 – ongoing.
will you use your powers as mystical shitposting dreamworks infiltration to give lance and hunk the character development they Deserve
ANON, I GLADLY WILL.
*cracks my knuckles* first of all:
Lance totally knows what a fucking hypothesis is. What the hell. My eight-year-old little sister knows what that is. “In English” my ass.
Hunk is literally… an engineer… How can they not remember this, they only gave Hunk like Three Defining Character Details. MMMMMM.
I’m only halfway through episode 7 right now but let me just say: Lance and Hunk would totally explore the space mall together. Because you know what you do when you go to the mall? YOU FUCK AROUND WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.
If any of the Paladins would have an invested interest in learning Altean it would probably be Hunk since he’s the… idk… team engineer and therefore in charge of maintaining the Lions (that’s of course assuming Dreamworks ever gives him the chance lol!!!!!!!!!!!!)
And uuuuuurgh okay sidenote: I’m so mad that Dreamworks kept!!!!! Boosting Pidge’s smartness!! By making my BOYS look like idiots in comparison!!!! Like. Oh my GOD. Yes, I’m so proud of Pidge, and I’m glad that Dreamworks is giving her the genius credit she deserves. But they don’t have to do it at the EXPENSE of their CHARACTERS OF COLOR.
Like here is an alternative to all of those scenes that I just came up with while my ass is flying out of my seat with a fever:
Pidge goes on one of her techy tangents. She uses those big ol’ words that are seven syllables long. There’s a moment of silence as everyone stares at her, sweat-dropping.
“Okay, so…” Lance says, staring up at the ceiling as he taps his chin in thought. “Are you saying that you’ve like, made a program that tries to predict how much Galra activity there’ll be in an area based on how many showed up to kick our butts?”
Pidge blinks, thinks about it for a second, and then nods. “Yeah, pretty much.”
It’s not. Hard! Do you see how easy it is to tweak a scene so a character ISN’T put down, but instead boosted alongside another? Think about all those Fucky scenes!! Pidge, or Coran, or someone starts going on a technological tangent. Instead of making a pointless quip about food, Hunk adds to the idea! He contributes his own knowledge to the conversation!!
Maybe for a second, Pidge and Hunk get caught up techno babbling to each other!! They’re having fun!! Shiro steps in, almost a little sheepishly. “Uh, guys,” he says, “what exactly are you saying?” Pidge and Hunk turn to him and try to explain, but they’re so excited that they babble over each other, and their conversation becomes even harder to follow. Shiro and Keith stand there, a little intimidated.
And then Lance steps in to translate. Maybe he doesn’t understand the precise mechanics of what they’re saying, but he can still help. You’d think that, after spending MONTHS with Hunk and Pidge, Lance would pick up a little of SOMETHING. Maybe he can’t recite a Wikipedia page about dark matter, but Lance can translate what his friends are saying into Layman’s terms.
Do you see how helpful that would be for an audience? They get a complex concept explained to them by a down-to-earth, fan-favorite character who won’t be condescending and who will probably turn that boring scientific idea into something funny and easy to understand!! Plus, you know Lance! He could turn some Big Ass Complicated Probably Fake Invention™ into something that can be summarized in five words or less. “It makes the bad guys go boom” or “Oh, so this’ll stall their engines long enough for us to escape?” or even “So you need us to distract them while you set up some sorta microwave that’ll override their sensors. Got it!”
Mike doesn’t hear El’s voice. She doesn’t speak. Too weak, he supposes. But she’s always there, when he gets back from school, during the campaigns, when he’s dreaming (she’s especially good with dreams). The guys never see her, or they choose not to. Whenever a bulb flashes away during a campaign, whether it be during a celebration or a failure, they all give him sympathetic looks as Mike’s face lights up in a smile. But that’s okay. Because he knows it’s her.
After a year, he finally hears her. When Hopper shows up at his basement door, a fragile girl bundled in his arms, she says just one word, but it’s enough to make Mike start crying. “Mike.”
OKay guys I just like. Hyperventilated for like 5 minutes hahahahaha SO.
I saw this post about Tyler Seguin during the 2010 draft and noticed he came from the Plymouth Whalers. Which I dunno I didn’t know because I never looked it up.
So I grew up in Plymouth. My sister’s girlfriend went to high school in nearby Ann Arbor and said she knew some Whalers that went to her high school at the time. I was going to ask my sister if idk her gf had any memory of names or anything and then I was like. You know what. He and I would have been in the same graduating class….I went to Plymouth High School…. I might as well check something.
So I pulled out my big fucking 2009 yearbook because he started playing with the Whalers in 2008? so I figured 2009 was a safe bet? and I looked in the index to find nothing.
And I sort of lost hope. and then I pulled out my 2010 yearbook. just in case. just to check.
And this is what I find:
So I freak out and turn to the page of course.
And lo and behold. (and Idk if this crosses any lines Idk what protocol is regarding yearbook photos and respecting the privacy of NHL players but uh.)
There he is.
So yeah. I apparently graduated high school with Tyler Seguin. Now I’m like…wracking my memory trying to remember if he was in any of my classes but like even if he was I would have totally disregarded him because at the time I was an artsy gothic theater kid and turned up my nose at “jocks” and “preps” aka anyone who didn’t wear tripp pants (jk but idk I was an ass and there were way too many Tylers to keep track of anyway) and haha jokes on me now I guess.
okay so this reminded me of an idea I’ve been meaning to write forever, cause I saw a post (or maybe an ad? idk) for a mug that said “marry me” at the bottom & I imagined nat, being her usual meddling self, buying it and offering it to steve the next time she sees him making coffee for tony
she does like a wink wink nudge nudge thing but it goes completely over steve’s head, he just fills the mug without looking and takes it down to tony
he hangs out there a bit while tony takes a break to chat & play footsie under the table or whatever, until eventually tony gets to the bottom and drops the cup. It lands on the table and only cracks a little, thankfully, but steve’s like hey, whoa, what’s up and tony just reaches across the table and hauls him in, kisses him with an intensity steve doesn’t understand in the slightest but is totally down for. they kiss for a long few moments and tony keeps saying “yes” in between kisses and steve’s like “okay, sure, yes? yeah yes alright” not entirely understanding what they’re yes-ing here and tony’s like “of course yes, you idiot” and steve’s like “wait I’m not totally sure what we’re talking about here, do you wanna go upstairs? I thought you had work” and tony freezes, like full body freezes, and steve can see the wheels in his mind working full speed then tony sort of reboots, kisses him again softer this time and is like “I do have work, I forgot, yes, I was just…y’know, yes like I love you, I don’t know, I’m tired” “yes you sure are” steve teases and there’s a flicker of—of something, something steve quite can’t identify it before it disappears, but he knows it’s out of place. disappointment? he’s not sure but tony seems fine and when steve asks about it tony smiles and brushes him off and steve chalks it up to tony working too hard again/exhaustion/a moment of them not being on the same wavelength
he hangs out for a little while (tony subtly moves the cup away, out of steve’s reach/sight) and things smooth back to normal. a couple days later, steve walks in to surprise tony, sees him fiddling with the cup. when he says hello, tony jumps and shoves it forcefully onto the table. steve raises his eyebrows, tony says it’s nothing, he just got caught up in his own head. steve’s like okay sure and takes him out to dinner like planned. it sort of niggles at him all night though; how tony had dropped it the first time, how it was still in the workshop instead of taken upstairs at the end of the week like all the other dishes, how guilty tony had looked when steve had seen him fiddling with it. plus the fact that natasha had handed it to steve kinda out of the blue. it was a new cup, wasn’t it? he’d never seen it before. when they come home steve excuses himself briefly (“I’ll be right up, I just want to check on something”) while tony goes upstairs
steve goes into the workshop, intending to look it over and assure himself it’s just a stupid cup and he’s being weird, but instead sees marry me? inscribed at the bottom. his stomach swoops and bottoms out and he has to grab the table to steady himself because oh god he’s such an idiot
he takes the cup with him and goes upstairs. tony’s in pjs now and clearly waiting for him, lax and easy and happy when steve walks in until he sees the cup in steve’s hand, then he stiffens and draws himself in defensively and steve’s like “I didn’t—natasha gave it to me, told me I should take you some coffee but I didn’t look, I just—I didn’t know it said anything” and tony’s like “yeah, I figured that part out pretty fast” and steve steps forward, sucks in a breath because “you said yes” and tony looks away, locks his jaw “it was stupid. it’s too fast and we haven’t talked about it and it’s stupid, I should’ve known it was an accide—” “marry me” tony’s eyes lock back on him, startled, “what?” steve dares to hope, to grin, “you heard me” “if you’re joking, it’s not funny” “what in the hell would make you think I’m joking?”
steve tosses the cup on the bed as he moves forward, takes tony in his arms and kisses him with all the hopeful intensity tony had kissed him those few days ago, asks again, “yes?” and tony laughs, “yes” and steve teases “c’mon, like you mean it” and tony laughs again, nearly into steve’s mouth because he’s already going for another kiss even as he says, “yes, idiot, of course yes”
bryke went on and on about how zutara was so “dark and edgy” (still don’t get that, tbqh. kinda like when people think zuko is this “dark and suave and edgy” character, but really he’s just a giant dork. i feel like bryke has that same misunderstanding).
yet in-show firstname.lastname@example.org sends such an awful message to kids? like, think of all the little boys that grow up to resent women for “putting them in the friend zone” and feel entitled to girls and women’s attentions and affections.
aang never really unlearned that mentality (and he VERY MUCH had that mentality). he just kind of gets what he wants.
i mean, a lot of the messages sent by the way email@example.com was handled in canon are very…idk just not okay - at all.
“he’s the main character and the hero! the trophy girl BELONGS to him! he DESERVES her!”
“look at the guys she’s been interested in! they’ve been awful and betrayed her! clearly, the Good Guy should be with her. she just doesn’t know what’s good for her! if only she’d give the Good Guy a chance!” (this one’s mostly aimed at jet, but i’ve seen it leveled at zuko which doesn’t really make sense on multiple levels because 1) zuko and katara are not shown in canon to have romantic interest in each other 2) zuko tries desperately to gain katara’s forgiveness not because he is interested in her but because he genuinely cares what she thinks of him and wants to be her friend - wanting her friendship shows how much he values her as a person and not something he deserves as a reward for Being The Hero *coughcough*)
“she’s uncomfortable with your romantic and physical advances. clearly she just is confused about what she wants! you know better! you belong together! keep persisting and she’s yours!”
tbqh, zuko showed so much more respect towards katara’s personhood. he showed a clear understanding of respecting people’s boundaries, and their experiences, and that they might have a different opinion than his own that is shaped by those things. he understood her, and when he didn’t he tried to, and not because he had some ulterior motive.
the same cannot be said for a@ng. even though i love a@ng, this was a serious character flaw - which would be fine! if he actually learned anything from it, or tried to change.
the comics and tlok show how little he really changed, and there were never any real consequences for his shadier character traits. they were just “quirks” deserving of endless forgiveness and acceptance, and that “deserved” katara like some kind of prize for being The Savior.
and to me, that’s much darker of a message to send to kids than friends-to-lovers trope/people learning about their flaws and each other and bettering themselves through loving each other that would have been the clear direction of a zutara arc.
Hey mom! (Is it cool if I still call you mom? Or you prefer another word?) I've been feeling kinda down because I had the opportunity to come out to my friend but I didn't. I really like your fics :) I know you are not taking prompts, and I feel that I'm bothering you, so sorry. Could you write like.. maggie meeting clark, and Alex has to come out to him and it's really cheesy and cute, idk I need this right now. You are awesome and I really really like your new look.
Alex is pacing.
It’s not the same as the way she paces when Eliza comes to National City.
But it’s close.
She’s pacing and she’s wringing her hands and she keeps glancing at the freezer, even though she knows that Kara has long since cleaned out her apartment of liquor.
Maggie glances at Kara, and Kara grimaces a small smile before taking Alex by the hand.
“Alex. Clark loves you. Okay? You might not be Kryptonian, but you’re his cousin, too.”
Alex nods distractedly, glancing behind her at Maggie, who nods silently, letting Kara take the lead, because this is a moment for her Danvers girls. The Danvers sisters.
Kara sighs and strokes Alex’s hair, bringing her face back toward her. “Alex. He’s going to love Maggie, too.”
“Well yeah, what’s not to love? But I mean… my girlfriend?”
“He’s not going to care, Alex, he – “
“Yeah, but he’s so… white bread good old boy.”
Maggie snorts and Kara pffts.
“Alex – oh! He’s here!”
Maggie furrows her brow and Alex shrugs, a small grin on her face. “You get used to the superhearing after a while.”
Because suddenly Kara is throwing open the door and barreling into her cousin’s arms, and he’s kissing her forehead and spinning her around slightly, and she’s giggling madly and Alex takes a deep breath, because yes, he abandoned her, but yes, he loves her, and god, family is complicated.
And speaking of complicated –
“Alex!” he says, and she doesn’t need to be looking at him to hear the huge smile in his voice. He steps out of Kara’s arms and pulls Alex into his, and she revels in it despite herself, because there aren’t a lot of men she lets touch her, ever, but Clark is one of them, and his arms make her feel… accepted.
And speaking of accepted –
“And who’s this?” He’s pulling back from her, still with a warm smile, but stiffening slightly but nearly imperceptibly in the way that he does when he has to maintain his cover.
“Um, Clark, this is Maggie Sawyer, NCPD Science Division. Maggie, Clark Kent.”
“Big fan of your work, Clark,” she says, shaking his hand with a smile that matches his, and Kara’s eyes almost burn through Alex, knowing – because she can hear it – exactly how hard her heart is pounding.
And Clark can hear it, too.
“Well, Science Division, seems like something I’d be a big fan of too. Even though Alex is the brains of the family.”
He looks at his adoptive cousin, then, trying to give her an opening, for whatever she wants to say, because clearly – if her slamming pulse is any indication – she wants to say something.
And she says it, sudden, fast, rambling.
“Clark, Maggie’s my girlfriend. She’s my girlfriend, because I’m gay. A lesbian. And a lucky one, too, because um… yeah, she’s my girlfriend.”
She bounces slightly on the balls of her feet, Maggie and Kara delicately channeling their amused chortles into their proud smiles.
Clark doesn’t raise his eyebrows and he doesn’t comment about men not being good enough and he doesn’t seem disappointed and he doesn’t laugh and he doesn’t do anything except pull Alex back into his arms, kissing her hair and smiling, smiling, smiling.
“I’m proud of you, Alex. And Maggie, welcome to the family. This one’ll take good care of you – you’re gonna do the same for her, right?”
“That’s the plan,” Maggie beams, and Kara tugs a relieved, exhaling Alex sideways into her own arms.
“You don’t seem… surprised?” Alex narrows her eyes along with her smile.
Clark digs his hands deep into his pockets, glances at Kara, glances at Maggie, and grins.
“Well, Lucy has been telling Lois for a while that she thought…”
“What’s a while? She knew? And J’onn! God, you’d think they could’ve told me! Did everyone know before I did?.”
“Not me, I thought I was falling for another straight girl – “
“Ever been more happy to be wrong, Sawyer?”
“Um, guys… we’re… right here?”
Clark and Kara adjust their glasses and turn away in tandem, identical smiles on their faces and identically wide can’t-erase-that-from-my-mind-but-Rao-is-it-good-to-see-her-happy eyes.