The Griffin-Woods family seemingly has the perfect life, at least until Lexa’s (over?)zealousness as NYC’s top young prosecutor means she starts making some very dangerous enemies whose only goal is to remove her from the equation. By any means necessary.
Quite a few readers have been asking for more college years/early relationship chapters. A lot of people have also been requesting more social media posts. Since the fic crossed the 10,000 hit mark I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and did a social media about their college years.
This picks up right after Chapter 11 (December 2009) and it jumps forward a month or month and a half towards the end.
“And I want people to feel that even as the show ends, we see Booth and Brennan walking off, and they’re changed people, but you want to have that feeling that yes, they’re still going to be out there, and they’re still going to be solving cases and making the world a better place, even if you’re not going to see them anymore. They’re still joking and laughing in the car, having their differences and having those playful fights they have. You really hope that’s still going on when you don’t see it. It’s certainly bittersweet not to be able to see them again, but just to feel that they’re all in a good place and they’re going to be okay. And you as a viewer are going to be okay, too.” - Michael Peterson
y'all i’m telling you right here that lee donghyuck is one of the most talented, beautiful and cheerful people i’ve ever seen/met (okay obviously not irl) but if you think it’s funny and entertaining for you to spread rumours or simply creating UNNECESSARY drama and misunderstandings, let me tell you right here that it’s certainly not funny at all and this could affect him and the whole of nct. you might think the words and news you’re sharing don’t matter at all but as idols and public figures anything and i emphasise, ANYTHING could ruin his whole career and for god’s sake, he’s only 17 this year and he has worked so hard just to get to where he is now. unless you’re telling me he doesn’t deserve all these then i don’t know what to say, if you don’t like someone, keep it to yourself, there’s no need for you spread hate and rumours just so you can make them seem ‘unpopular’. i’ve seen haechan not getting as much love and attention compared to the other members ever since his rookies to firetruck days (especially when he debuted) and just this year after he gained much more popularity, this had to happen. i really hope all this would stop soon enough and that we’ll try our best to help haechan in every way possible
Does Erwin know that Djel tortured and killed his father?
It’s no secret that I think about Erwin Smith A LOT so it’s a rare and special thing when a Completely New Erwin Smith Thought enters my brain. I was so excited that I had to consult a few of my fellow Erwin-stans to see if this was a new thought to them as well. It was.
When chapter 55 came out three years ago, all of my posts were about how Levi and Hange were being affected by torturing Sanes. I payed close attention to Erwin’s retelling of his father’s death and I knew that Sanes was responsible, but I never connected the events this way.
These are the facts:
Djel Sanes questioned young Erwin about his father’s theories and Papa Smith was dead within 24 hours. Erwin thought about that day for the rest of his life.
Sanes was selected for torture because of his knowledge as an Interior MP and because of what he did to Minister Nick. Erwin’s father was not a factor.
Now the supposition:
I believe that as significant as that day was, Erwin Smith remembered every detail including the face and name of the man who questioned him.
I believe that official records do not exist so there was no way Erwin could dig through a military filing cabinet to find actual proof of Sanes involvement.
I believe Erwin was smart enough to put it together.
So, yes, I believe Erwin Smith knew that Djel Sanes was heavily involved in the death of his father.
There is no indication–no subtext at all–that Erwin Smith enjoyed the torture of the man who killed his dad. His face is devoid of emotion. There’s no indication in the manga that vengeance is Erwin’s thing. It’s quite the opposite. We can add to the facts above that Erwin Smith blames himself for the death of his dad and not Djel Sanes.
So the next logical question… do Levi and Hange know that they are torturing the man who killed Papa Smith. I’m going to say no.
Levi is completely impassive throughout the ordeal. I contrast that with his torture of the MP a few chapters later where he lets his anger show at the mention of Erwin on the gallows.
While I don’t think Levi is a vengeful person, he is an emotional one. If he’d known that this was the man responsible for Erwin father’s death, he would’ve made it a bit personal.
I think Hange too was oblivious to this. Had Hange known this man killed Erwin’s dad, it might have assuaged her guilt.
So the tl;dr is that I believe Erwin knew but he didn’t tell Levi or Hange. He didn’t want his personal trauma influencing the situation. Like everything else in Erwin’s life, he carried this knowledge and pain alone.
Thank you anon! This was fun to think about and a joy to write.
i was tagged to do the lockscreen+song+last selfie thing by @blofi and @dovah !! thnx love u guys so much & i tag @okboy@boyfu@favecolor@naruhoe@rad-x
also i was in the middle of doing my eyebrows in that last pic u know how it be sometimes