I need more of it. That is all.
I mean /honestly/ though, I get that it’s the apocalypse and we don’t always have time for the cutesy little things in life anymore and that Michonne and Rick are on the same level and communicate the same way and don’t even need words or kisses or hugs to convey their love for each other - I mean, have you seen some of those overly long glances Rick has been giving Chonne consistently since since season four? Or the way his head literally pivots to follow her whenever she leaves a room? (Side note: God fucking bless Andrew Lincoln.)
But still, c’mon people, if it took THE ACTUAL ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE for you to find the love of your life, I think you’d learn to appreciate the little moments a hell of a lot more. I think you /would/ hold hands in an RV, or wrap your arms around each other and give each other little pecks on the cheek during a rare moment of free time no matter who’s there to see it, or whisper “I love you” into the other person’s ear just as a gentle reminder for them to be extra careful before going out on a run.
I think that’s just being realistic at this point. I think that kind of confirmation is always nice, even if it’s not necessary. Just knowing that the other person is thinking about you all throughout their day, and smiling when something reminds them of you, and getting distracted during a moment of down time by how good it’s going to feel coming home to you at the end of the day.
Because the little touches kill me even more than the big stuff. The silent reassurances, the short head nods, the moments they take to appreciate one another. Don’t get me wrong, I still haven’t stopped watching the make-out scene or the waking-up-in-bed-together scene and never ever will, (and I still really want a shower scene *ahem*) but it’s the hand holds that really get to me, each for different reasons.
I mean, the RV one is obvious. It’s the fact that they’re putting it out there for the world to see, the fact that they can’t help but hold hands (I mean, did you /see/ Rick? He reached out like a mile across just to get his hand on Chonne’s knee and she made sure he kept it there), and the fact that they can’t help but touch each other now that they both know it’s what the other one wants, too. Now that they can. I mean, they might as well make up for some lost time.
And the /arcs/ of these characters. From Michonne telling Rick to never touch her again, to her being the one who initiates their relationship by the little flex of her fingers when they’re holding hands on the couch, letting him know how she feels. (Or that awkward moment when you almost give your future wife over to the Governor only for her to literally save your ass by shish kabobbing him a little while later.) Or when your own son has been shipping you two since your prison days and now needs confirmation that you’re going to treat her right before he tells you that “It’s cool.”
And yes, I am Richonne trash, and would love to see Rick tug on Michonne’s arm to catch her attention so that she turns back to look at him and it’s so obvious to /everyone/ what’s on Rick’s mind, but more importantly, who it’s directed towards. Rick, their leader, the guy who they’ve seen do the most insane shit is actually taking orders but only from his wife (I love whipped!Rick), being as she’s this big/strong/secure guy’s only soft spot, the one he’s always ready to listen to and agree with and see eye to eye on. The only one who can calm him down and keep him in his place. The only one you better not fucking touch or look at twice unless you want Rick Grimes on your heels (which you don’t.)
Our guy needs to tone down that whole jealousy thing just a smidgen. It’s not even a matter of trust - they trust each other more than they trust anyone else in this world - it’s just old school jealousy. I mean, Michonne was there for all of that Jessie bullshit, but you don’t see her feeling insecure about any of it or getting suspicious about who Rick talks to. Just saying. And have you /seen/ Rick? Chonne’s definitely not the only one who finds him attractive … (That being said, if the situation ever called for it, I want a front row seat to Rick decking some guy on his wife’s behalf.)
Anyway, then I want them to give each other a nice big kiss (or ten) right out there in front of God and everyone, and I’d like to see Daryl smirk and turn away, and Carl break out into a big grin, and Glenn and Maggie look at each other because they know the feeling of loving someone like that and needing someone like that and worrying over someone like that AND JUST BECAUSE I REALLY WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO KNOW THAT THEY’RE TOGETHER. FOREVER. THAT THERE IS LITERALLY NEVER GOING TO BE ANYONE ELSE FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM. THAT’S IT. THEY’RE DONE LOOKING. THEY KNOW WHO THEY WANT. THEY KNOW THEY’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO MOVE ON NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS NOW.
I WANT COMPLETE STRANGERS TO SEE THE WAY THOSE TWO LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND GRIN AT EACH OTHER AND HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS AND I WANT THEM TO AUTOMATICALLY KNOW, JUST LIKE JESUS DID, THAT THEY ARE THE PERFECT PAIR. THAT THEY ARE KING AND QUEEN OF THE APOCALYPSE, AND THE MOTHER AND FATHER TO THEIR TWO (SOON HOPEFULLY THREE) CHILDREN, AND THAT IN A STRANGE, FUCKED UP WAY, MAYBE DEAD PEOPLE WERE MEANT TO COME BACK TO LIFE BECAUSE MAYBE THAT’S THE ONLY WORLD IN WHICH THEY MEET.
Maybe the only world in which they get to be together is a world that otherwise would not be worth living in.