loot law

anonymous asked:

Lychee! Can you tell us your headcanons for the Trafalgar family, if you have any?

  • the people say law’s dad is the best doctor in flevance, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you he studies every day in order to catch up to his wife
    • hc that law’s dad is a cardiologist and his mom is a brain surgeon. law spent his formative years poking around grey matter and clumpy heart tissue, and i think that explains many things.
  • like the majority of flevance, the trafalgar family is religious
    • not conservatively and it’s not something that counters their belief in science and the natural world, but they pray for a steady hand before a long operation and they say grace before every meal
  • hella richhhhh ~jean-ralphio voice~ they got the moneyy$$$$
  • at first, his parents aren’t sure how to approach law’s emotional and mental maturity.
    • but it really doesn’t matter when he looks up at dinner and says in a totally serious voice, father, mother, there’s a girl bullying me on the playground. i’ve gathered data and i believe she has a crush on me. i’m coming to you for advice on how to proceed.
  • sometimes they have to stay late at the hospital and hire a nanny to look after law and lami.
    • when they come home, the nanny is sleeping on the couch and law and lami have made an elaborate blanket fort set-up with all these pretty lights and he’s helping her finish her homework and cooked her pasta and veggies, and they decide they really don’t need a nanny.
  • law’s parents were the first to discover the amber lead disease, and they had the opportunity to sneak away to another country before the quarantine began
    • but instead they stayed and announced the news. they stayed and resolved to find a cure.
  • they send law and lami to law’s school, which has turned into a shelter for children and families. he grips her cold hand and as the nun tells them their parents are brave, are flevance’s heroes, he just wonders when the war will be over.
    • lami is not cooperative with the nuns. when are they coming back? she yells and yells, and only settles when law is holding her.
  • even up until the final hour, when they’ve long ran out of anesthesia, they’re still saving lives. even when they’ve been ordered to evacuate, they wipe the blood from their foreheads and they stay right where they are.
  • when law is looting the hospital for food and medicine, he stumbles across two bodies among the debris. one had fallen over the other, like he had tried to shield her from the bullets.
    • ‘mom? dad?’

bonus: one day, donquixote rosinante sees two doctors and their young daughter, and with great big smiles they tell him thank you.

At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn.

BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel.

So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.

—  Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints

Saints TE Benjamin Watson’s thoughts on Ferguson goes viral -

New Orleans tight end Benjamin Watson, took to Facebook to share his thoughts on the Darren Wilson case and the lack of an indictment by a grand jury.

Watson’s opinion is going viral and being hailed as objective and honest.

Here are his thoughts on the situation:

“At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self-defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.”