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LINDSAY AND HALSTEAD IN EVERY EPISODE || An Agent of the Machine (5x12) 

I work for Hank Voight so I can handle a little attitude, Chief.

Masterlist

All time low imagines.

Alex: 

Forget about it (x)
“Were having a girl?”
Plane
Anxiety
You sure you want to do this?
“Alex shut up and kiss me”


Jack:

Bad kisser - smut
“I’m pregnant.”
No touching- smut
bad girl- smut


Rian:

“I think we need to talk.”
I miss you blink 182


Flash/arrow
Barry:

“Don’t leave me.”
It was my fault
Flash and chill? - Grant Gustin
“Wanna dance?”
“You need to wake up because I can’t do this without you.”
How did I become so lucky- smut
I couldn’t tell her
I couldn’t save you
I wouldn’t hurt you I care too much about you
Its about time- Barry Allen/male reader imagine
barrel racer- Grant gustin
This is my version
Mr&Mrs Allen forever and always.
day off
barrel racer 


Oliver:

“please don’t do this”

Vampire diaries/the original’s
Elijah:

Because I have you (x)
“Wait a minute. Are you jealous?” 
“I love you forever and always”


Klaus:

“Are you blind?”
Mystic falls 

Youtubers 

“Hey I was gonna eat that” - kian Lawley
“nobody needs to know” - Cameron Dallas
They will love you- Cameron Dallas
Awkward- Kian Lawley- smut
Tumblr-Kian lawley
Disney movies and cuddles…- Kian Lawley
Sick- Kian Lawley
Kiss me again.- Kian Lawley
Trapped- Kian Lawley
Surprise :)- Kian Lawley
Skype-Kian Lawley- smut
Flirting……- Kian Lawley smut
bruises- Kian Lawley
“I love you too and I will make this up to you”-Jai brooks
Missed him- Jack Maynard
I Missed you- Caspar lee- smut

Random

First Tattoo- sam mctrusty
Emo poetry- Fall out boy
Text me…- Niall horan
Panic attacks- Jai brooks
I love you -Jace Wayland

Sorrow.

Prompt: Hey! Could you do 56 with Jay Halstead? Thank you.

“Don’t you dare die on me!”

Pairing: Jay Halstead/Reader.

Requested: Yes.

Triggers: Sadness; but happy ending.


“Halstead and Y/L/N. Get in that house and arrest him! You get a shot, you take it!” Voight ordered over the walkie-talkie.“You got it, Sarge.” Jay replied, climbing out of the truck, Y/N in pursuit. Guns up, they made their way to the front door.“Gerald Hughes! Chicago PD. Open up!” Hearing a female scream, Halstead pushed Y/N back a bit before kicking the door down. Searching the house, they said clear, various times; before ending up at the basement.

“Stop. Both of you. Guns on the ground.” T hey heard the male order, gun pointed at them. Swallowing harshly, Y/N looked over at Jay; earning a nod from him. Y/N slowly placed her gun on the ground the same time as Jay.“Hey, man. We’ve got all kinds of police on the way, so if I were you, I’d just walk away.” Jay pleaded. “Why? So you can shoot me in the back, Jay? It’s what you’re best at.” He replied. Y/N furrowed her eyebrows.“How does he know your name, Jay?” She asked him.

“He didn’t tell you, baby? Come on now, Jay. Jay and I were bestfriends, we we’re in the force together, long before mouse came along.” He informed her. “Now, I’m gonna let you watch him die!” He shouted, shooting Jay three times. “No!” Y/N cried out, running over to him. Jay screamed out in pain. Grabbing the gun in her boot, she whipped around and shot the offender multiple times. “Officer down, offender shot. Possible victim somewhere else in the house!” Y/N cried over the radio, her voice breaking.

“Hey, hey. Don’t you dare die on me, Halstead.” She whimpered, putting pressure on his wounds.“I need you, okay? Help will be here soon."Come on, baby.” She whispered, running a hand through his hair.‘Y/N! Halstead!“ She heard Voight and the rest of the unit yell."Basement! We need an ambulance.” She cried out.

“Oh my God.” Erin spoke, running over the the female who was down. Dawson and Brett ran down the steps, bringing a stretcher. Ruzek and Atwater helped get the victims upstairs. After a few hours of being at the hospital, Will finally came out to greet Y/N. “He’s stable, awake, and responsive.” Y/N let out a sob, hugging Will.“Thank God. Can I come see him?” Will nodded giving her a soft smile.“Go for it.”

anonymous asked:

Your Voight post made me think, and I think CPD doesn't get enough appreciation re: how they seem to effortlessly go against a lot of toxic masculinity. Like, there's been any issues with the guys crying or expressing their love for each other, and it's never made into a joke or followed with a no homo reaction or smthn like that and idk I guess I really appreciate the male friendships in CPD. Even the rest of the franchise doesn't do so well as this imo (not counting justice bc it's still new)

You know I started replying to this and then I realised that I’ve never really thought about the male characters in that much depth…I’m the first to sing about how amazing Erin and Burgess are, as well as male characters individually, but when I really thought about how well the men have been created, I ended up with an entire essay so apologies it’s so long but I just love this show and these guys. Also since there’s been a lot of negativity in light of *cough* recent events, I thought it would be nice to show my appreciation, so here goes. Feel free to add examples/contradictions/points/other ideas etc!!

Something I need to say before beginning: I find it really, really difficult to empathise with male characters. It’s just harder for me to really relate to their issues. And I think a huge reason for this is just that being a female character in these shows and these professions is just harder. And therefore there are a certain amount of fundamental difficulties that each female character has to face, and since being a female in general involves a lot of these struggles, it’s much easier for other women to look at these characters and see themselves in them. Look at Erin and Burgess struggling to keep their hard work and intelligence a more valuable feature to their unit than their bodies. Look at April and Maggie trying not to be undermined by their male, more qualified co-workers - and Manning being a single, working mum. Look at Gabby beating the odds and becoming a firefighter even though no one thinks she can do it because she’s small and female.

And I love that this show can do that: take these vital professions and give them amazing, well developed, multifaceted female characters whose constant struggles are so relatable for any female watching because we’ve all been there.

But what PD does that I just don’t see so much in the others (Fire does it to an extent, but I can’t really think of any examples in Med - although it’s my least favourite and so I’m probably not the best person to make analyses based on it, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) is do the same with the males. And it’s something that I have never seen on a TV show before. There’s no “no-homo” bullshit, there’s no reservations around being friends. They hug each other when they’re worried about them, they do the friendly shoulder squeezes and arm-punches and fist-bumps. They go out for drinks together. They trust each other and look out for each other and they talk to each other about how they feel. And it’s really, really nice to see.

People go the extra mile when writing female characters (although admittedly, as a teenage girl I’m probably not using the widest sample range of TV shows) because they know that either a) their audience is mostly female, or b) they’re worried about sexist accusations. Women have always been victims of horrible media tropes, so I’m so, so glad that they do go this extra mile - I love seeing female friendships more than anything else in the world - but because people are so aware of the issue surrounding female characters, they’ve taken that into consideration, while assuming that there isn’t actually a problem with their male characters.

What Chicago PD does that I think is incredible from a characterisation point of view is they take these archetypal cop characters - the dirty cop (Voight), the by-the-book cop (Antonio), the shell-shocked veteran cop (Halstead), the old-cop young cop (Ruzek and Ollinsky) and the gentle giant (Attwater). **there are more, such as Attwater arguably being the “token minority” and Ruzek being the “fair cop” but you get the idea. They all seem to represent one of the main tropes that are almost always present in cop shows (at least all the ones I’ve watched).

And the show doesn’t subvert the tropes, not exactly - even though doing so would be so much easier - but they three-dimensialise (idk if that’s a word just roll with me here) all the characters on top of these fundamental archetypes. ie:

  • Voight is a dirty cop. He kills people in the name of justice, he’s used dirty money and lied under oath and done things that probably should have lost him his badge a million times. And yet, he works tirelessly for the protection of his city. He loves his son with everything he has, and his grandson, and his daughter-in-law. He took in a 13(?) year old who’d been hooked on heroin and arrested for solicitation and loves her like she’s his own daughter. He made amends with the guy who put his son in jail. He always, always fights for the underdog and doesn’t let the system take advantage of them. He treats his unit as if they are his “family” - literally his words - and he has formed relationships with every single one of them, bending the rules and putting his neck and badge on the line if they ever do anything wrong or against the rules. (Example: 3x05)
  • Antonio plays by the rules, that’s just who he is. He believes in the system more than Voight does, arguably because he’s always been on the right side of it. But that doesn’t mean he’s not willing to make compromises if those he really cares about are on the line - he is more than willing to turn a blind eye to other people’s ‘interpretations’ of the law, and he will do everything in his power to fight his way using the rules of the system before he breaks them. (1x02, 3x01)
  • Halstead’s military history I think is one of the most interesting aspects of this show because he had the potential to turn into a “cold sniper” as I think is the norm with ex-military characters, and yeah, he was affected in ways that we don’t even know - and may never fully understand - by what he saw and did in his tour(s). But he’s so selfless and sweet and supportive. His PTSD and general commitment issues mean that he can’t open up to everyone but he still lets them open up to him, being Erin’s #1 supporter, and he’s finally started to work on looking after his mental health properly and learning how to ask for help. He’s kind and caring and understands the importance of sacrifice and, like Voight, is willing to bend the rules a little bit - even if he’s always there to question Voight’s methods. (3x17, 4x18 - deleted scene)
  • Ruzek is the token rookie of the show, and the audience is placed in the same boat as him when initially learning the ropes of the unit and how everyone fits. He’s the young and attractive one (I mean….), and he does exhibit those typical rookie traits: he’s rash and reckless and cocky and definitely not as cynical as any of the others, but at the same time he has a huge heart, he’s sweet and caring, and he can be as tough as hell when someone he loves is in danger. He doesn’t have the “tortured romantic” side to him and he has a typical cop family tree, but he’s the person I feel like most people can probably relate to - someone who puts themselves in harm’s way every single day for no reason other than he wants to make a difference. (1x01, 1x11)
  • Ollinsky is the other dirty cop, although he functions more as an assistant to the dirty cop. He has the tough coldness about him that you would probably expect Jay to have instead, if following these tropes by the book, and he comes across as very sinister and quite scary. And yet he is an absolute darling around Lexi and Michelle and when Lexi died and Meredith was kidnapped, he totally lost control. Despite all the coldness and being closed-off he is perhaps the most emotional of them all, grieving and crying and not caring about how tough he is when someone he loves is threatened. (4x16)
  • Attwater is the gentle giant of the show and although this doesn’t need much more explaining, he, alongside Erin, is also the token minority of the unit (even more so now that Antonio’s left and Burgess has joined Erin in Intelligence) and although this trope is constantly seen as a bad thing, using a token character to avoid criticism of being racist in casting choices, in PD Attwater opens the door to addressing cases of police racism, corruption and brutality against ethnic minorities, and the episodes in which they do deal with this, Attwater is quick to express his opinion on the matter and challenge within seconds everything that’s wrong with the institution and their society. But on top of all that, he has relatives in prison, he’s expected to be a big tough “scary black man”, but in actuality he looks after his two younger siblings and does stand-up comedy and probably gives the best bear hugs ever.

And the support system that these six men have together (or five, now that Antonio’s left) is incredible to watch. They understand barriers, they know when to push and when to give each other space, they all work together so well in such a potentially toxic environment without even a hint at this hyper-masculinity that is so huge in other cop shows. They’re all just bros.

What’s also great is that even though there’s a lil bit of that bro-masculine culture especially when Erin goes undercover and dresses up all nice, they’re never anything but perfect gentlemen. There’s no teasing and no sexist remarks about her legs or whatever, they all just seem genuinely impressed by how pretty she looks and how well she does her job. Adam even says things like “there’s about a thousand things I could say right now but won’t” because they all respect Erin and Burgess and support them as much as each they do each other. They don’t care if the women do better jobs than them, or save them, or shoot more accurately than them, and they’d never dream of undermining their femininity while doing so.

Other examples of the bros being bros:

  • Antonio getting Jay into the unit in the first place as a thank you for helping out Gabby (Chicago Fire, season 2 sometime, mentioned later when Antonio leaves)
  • Voight literally crying on Alvin’s shoulder after Justin’s death
  • Every single one of Jay and Mouse’s interactions, especially when they talk about their time in the military and Jay realises how much he cares about his friend when Mouse wants to re-enlist and when Mouse is taken hostage (4x05, 3x03)
  • Antonio and Voight’s entire friendship and the fact that Voight would go to such measures to help Diego even after Antonio was the one to put the cuffs on and send him to jail
  • Attwater and Ruzek being bros until the end and *sniff* the whole best man thing 
  • They all buy Antonio a zimmer frame when he gets shot isn’t that just beautiful
  • Ruzek hugging Al after Lexi’s death and his little “I don’t know what to say” and “can I hug you?” - like he knows Al might just want space but he has to let him know he’s there for him
  • They all get so upset when Jay is taken. Just watch the scene where they see the video of his torture and their faces break me. They can’t handle the idea that someone so close to them - their brother - is in so much pain. (3x01)
  • Seriously tho just look at these bros

Originally posted by jayhalsteadcpd

So I was just gonna write a few paragraphs and sorry this is so long but feel free to add more!! I want to know what everyone else thinks!