okay so if you assume that in this being-tempted-by-evil wonder woman fantasy, she has arranged her hunks by bangability (and why wouldn’t she), do you think they’re in ascending or descending order? i’m assuming ascending, but you’d think she’d want the most bangable hunk to be closest to her throne. but i can’t conceive of a world where wonder woman considers aquaman to be the most bangable dude in the league. honestly even the fact that he is in fourth comes as some surprise to me. she hasn’t even replaced his axe hand with something useful, like a bottle opener. i feel like if you told aquaman about this he’d be really flattered just to have shown up. but the best part is that i’m p sure she’s officially trying to bang nemesis at this point, and regardless of what order this lineup is in, he is not in first. i’m pretty sure he’s in third. she literally just started dating the dude but if batman suggested he’d be dtf she’d drop nemesis like a hot potato. even in diana’s darkest fantasies bruce won’t take his fucking mask off and he looks like he just realized he forgot to set his tivo. diana cannot imagine anything hotter than dudes in scalemail armwarmers. that is her true dark secret.
When Mary read John’s journal she found something odd in a certain page. The title written on the page was bolded and underline: WATCH THEM. Mary raised her eyebrow in confusion. Watch who? She straightened the crumbled page and began to read the entries.
April 13, 1994 (Sam 11, Dean 15)
I told Sam to stop sleeping with Dean, but the boy was so damn stubborn. I kept catching Sam holding onto Dean the next morning. It caught me by surprise with their closeness but I let it slide because Sam was close with his older brother. Still had to scold him for disobeying me, though.
October 26, 1995 (Sam 12, Dean 16)
Sam started to rebel against me, and I couldn’t have that. I didn’t do this for him to hate him. I just wanted Sam to understand that we weren’t safe, nowhere was safe for us. I just wanted my sons to be okay. Dean would always intervene when we began to argue. However, I have noticed something, Sam never yelled at Dean, instead he would cross his arms and sulk.
I didn’t like this one damn bit.
May 19, 1996 (Sam 13, Dean 17)
Dean went out tonight with a random girl. I allowed him since he’s a teenager and he needed to have a break from being stuck in a motel. I drank a couple of beers and watched t.v. since I couldn’t leave Sam alone. Not only that, but Sam had been angry all night and even snapped at me. I didn’t understand him sometimes. Lately, Sam has been moody and acting childish, I was beginning to think if it was Dean’s fault for spoiling him too much.
Dean returned from his date. I witnessed Sam running up to his brother and hugged him. Something churned in my stomach upon seeing them embrace each other. I had to drink a couple of more beers that night in order to forget what I just saw.
February 3, 1997 (Sam 14, Dean 18)
Today I saw Dean whispering to Sam in his ear and watched him turn bright red. I immediately separated them and demanded to know what Dean said. Sam responded with ‘he told me that his girlfriend’s younger sister has a crush on me, sir’. I laughed and shook my head. I was beginning to think that I was loosing my mind. I was seeing things that weren’t even there.
Later that day I told them no more sparring, having their bodies pressed with one another was something I couldn’t have them doing. It’s too risky.
September 14, 1998 (Sam 15, Dean 19)
Dean and I were hunting a siren in a small town, I left Sam behind since it was too dangerous. Dean accidentally fell for the siren’s trance, prompting me to kill the son of a bitch, but before I could Dean suddenly attacked me and tried to protect the siren as he shouted out, 'Don’t hurt Sam’! My eyes had widened in horror… Siren’s ability was to impersonate a loved one, someone you deeply desired. When Dean said Sam’s name… I nearly lost it.
June 22, 1999 (Sam 16, Dean 20)
I kept an eye on both of them from now on. Never once letting them out of my sight. I took Dean with me on every hunt now, Sam was old enough to be alone either way. I couldn’t tell my oldest son anything, he had no clue that I knew the truth. I’m not fully sure if there was anything even between them, but I needed to be more cautious. Sam’s mood had also rose, he had shouted at me and even threw my journal across the room. A part of me knew that Sam was angry because he was tired of the hunting life, but the other part of me knew was because he couldn’t see Dean anymore.
December 5, 2000 (Sam 17, Dean 21)
The first time I saw hickeys on Dean’s neck, I just knew it was not from a random girl. Not when Sam also had similar ones around his neck. No matter how hard I tried… both of them would sneak around. I started to wonder if it was somehow my fault. I never blamed Dean, maybe I should have, it seemed easier that way. Yet, it wouldn’t be fair. I left them alone a long time. Everything was all my fault and I couldn’t do a damn thing to stop it.
August 27, 2001 (Sam 18, Dean 22)
Sam left us. I told him to never come back once he stepped out. I couldn’t believe I told my son those harsh words. What kind of father was I? I went to the bar and drank so much alcohol that I passed out in the impala. Dean was no better. He was furious and wanted nothing more than to hunt all the monsters out there. Dean never once talked about Sam. It was just us now. Maybe it was better this way. Although, I knew Dean had his heart broken for the very first time.
March 16, 2002 (Sam 19, Dean 23)
I got after Dean today for being reckless. He almost could have gotten himself killed by the werewolf. What was he thinking? Then, I found him drunk in a bar, flirting with the bartender. Enough was enough. I dragged his ass out of the bar and drove back to the motel. What broke my heart was that he kept calling out for Sammy… I should’ve been disgusted by it, I knew Dean wasn’t saying it in a platonic way. But when he started to cry and say 'I miss you, Sammy. Why did you leave me? I thought you loved me’. I just couldn’t bring myself to get after Dean, or say anything at all. He was already suffering as it was.
Once finished, Mary began to cry as she read each entry again, she covered her mouth with her hand. Did her boys really love each other? She had never seen them act lovingly, no more than brothers. But if they fooled John for the first couple of years… Who was to say they wouldn’t do the same thing to Mary?
So some of my friends on here might have noticed, some might not and that’s okay. Lately I’ve been pretty absent-minded, not only because of uni and personal stress. I don’t know how many of you are like me not only in the K-Pop fandom but are also part of the Ariana Grande fandom (Arianators), yet in the end it’s not really important to be because it affects us all, fan or not.
You might guess by now what I’ll be talking about - the Manchester Attack at the Ariana Grande concert. I’ve been thinking about making a post about it since it happened and wasn’t sure whether to do it or let it be but my poor friend Paula has to keep handling my emotional self, bursting out into tears every few days, so maybe this is going to help me deal with all of this a little bit better.
I myself have been an Arianator for about 7 years by now. Having the pleasure of attending a concert of hers in 2015 and meeting her outside of those fan-idol-meetup-situations back in 2013, leading to another conversation with her in 2014, I feel like I know her like a friend. She gives us fans this feeling of not only being a fan to her but to actually being her friend. Always taking the time to talk to every single one of us, to take care of us like nobody else would (she actually took me inside of her hotel with her just so I wouldn’t catch a cold, who else would do that?) and to show us every single day how much we mean to her. She loves us like friends, not like fans who spend their money on her and that’s what makes our bond with her so special.
Ariana is one of those people that do their best to spread love and support equality. She tells us to stand up for what we believe in, to fight hate with love instead of responding with hate, to be strong and independent and love not only each other but ourselves as well. Ariana is my biggest inspiration, she is my role model, my Queen, my source of power and self-love. Thanks to her, I started to love myself again every day a little bit more, thanks to her I started to fight for what I believe in, thanks to her I gained confidence in myself. I owe her a lot and there are no words in this world that could express how thankful I am to have her as my role-model.
When I heard the news that this attack happened at one of her concerts, my world stopped. Of course I was worried about the people being hurt. I was sick to the stomach. There were so many children at this concert. So many teenagers. So many parents who just wanted their kids to have a good time. So many lives that had been destroyed in a matter of seconds at a place that should be filled with love and laughter. Another prominent thought was “why her?”. Why would anyone want to hurt her? Her, who only spreads positivity and nothing else. I think the answer is - to hit where it hurts the most. Children were attacked because they’re the vulnerable ones, they cannot fight back. Their parents would be helpless no matter if they were there or waiting at home for them to come back safely. They chose Ariana’s concert because of those exact reason. Because she spreads love. Because she’s strong. Because she’s an inspiration. Because there would be so many children. They wanted to take her down and all of her supporters with her.
They didn’t succeed. Even though we have lost 22 beautiful human beings and many have been injured, we’re still standing strong and we’ll still be spreading love and kindness. We’ll still be going to concerts and still enjoy our lives to the fullest. These demons will not bring us down.
Many have asked me, why I get so emotional with this topic when I wasn’t even there and I’ll try to give you an explanation. This is what I also told my best friend Paula just yesterday (I had to translate it so sorry if there are any mindless errors) but it seemed to bring my point across pretty well:
Even though I don’t know the deceased, they’re like me. They’re young people who love music. Concerts make them happy, it gives them the love they need, the air to breathe, it’s their second home. They’re parents who loved their children just like my parents love me, who were on their way to pick up their kids, ready to listen to them ramble about the best night of their life and just be happy for their young ones. They’re people like you and me that just wanted to see their idol and have a good time. Even though they’re not from my country and I don’t know them, I have things in common with all of them. With every single one of the 22 who have been murdered and everyone who is still in the hospital recovering. I can’t and I won’t let them being forgotten. I will never forget this, never in my entire life. Even though I wasn’t there, every time I think about it, I have a physical pain shooting through my heart which makes my head hurt as a consequence. It just doesn’t stop. I wasn’t there at the arena when it happened, I wasn’t even in front of the arena, not even in the same country. But my heart was with Ariana and all of the fans. My heart broke even though I wasn’t there in person.
I want to add that this is for everyone who enjoys going to concerts, who is part of any kind of fanbase - it affects us all. You don’t even have to be part of a fanbase at all, just a human with a caring heart.
I’m not saying that every other terroristic attack on this planet isn’t bad or isn’t as bad as the attack in Manchester. They’re all horrible, no matter where they happen. It’s just that this one has affected me the most. This one hits me where it hurts the most. This one makes my heart hurt in a way that’s barely bearable because I see myself and all of my friends and family in the faces of the deceased.
I saw my mutuals on twitter looking for their loved ones or being looked for themselves. I saw them coming out of the arena completely disturbed and terrified of what they had experienced. I went through the process of looking for the missing people with them, only to find out that many of them were taken away from us. I might not have known them personally but it felt like I did. After all those hours of searching, helping and hoping, it felt like I did know them all.
Watching the One Love Manchester show yesterday, seeing the audience standing together, sharing the happiness but also crying together with the artists, made my heart fill with joy yet with pain. So many heartbreaking words were shared with all of us, yet so many wise and motivational speeches were held that it was a mix of emotions. It’s something that I struggle to put into words, you should experience it yourself to fully understand.
Honestly, I have no idea where I was going with this post. I just want you guys to know that you shouldn’t be scared. Keep living your life to the fullest. Don’t let them destroy beauty and happiness. We can fight against it.
Remember the people who have passed during that attack. Don’t let their death just pass by, they deserve so much more. Here are all 22 deceased who’s lives have been taken unnecessarily due to pure evil:
Saffie Rose Roussos, 8
Nell Jones, 14
Sorrell Leczkowski, 14
Eilidh MacLeod, 14
Olivia Campbell, 15
Megan Hurley, 15
Chloe Rutherford, 17
Georgina Callander, 18
Liam Curry, 19
Courtney Boyle, 19
John Atkinson, 28
Martyn Hett, 29
Kelly Brewster, 32
Philip Tron, 32
Angelika Klis, 39
Marcin Klis, 42
Elaine McIver, 43
Alison Howe, 45
Michelle Kiss, 45
Lisa Lees, 47
Wendy Fawell, 50
Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51
Rest In Peace tiny elephants. Ariana will never forget you and neither will I.
Arrow/Flash/Legends/Supergirl Master List for Binging
Want to get into the flarrowverse? Don’t know where to start? Fret no more, my friend. I’ve formulated this DCTV master-list of which episodes to start with, and where to go when more shows get involved. It’s up to date as of 2/16/17. I highly recommend watching them in the order that they came out, as that way you can experience little tidbits and crossovers for the way they were intended to be consumed. Happy Binging!
Arrow Season 1 Episode 1 - “Pilot”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 2 - “Honor Thy Father”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 3 - “Lone Gunmen”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 4 - “An Innocent Man”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 5 - “Damaged”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 6 - “Legacies
Arrow Season 1 Episode 7 - “Muse of Fire”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 8 - “Vendetta”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 9 - “Year’s End”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 10 - “Burned”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 11 - “Trust But Verify”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 12 - “Vertigo”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 13 - “Betrayal’
Arrow Season 1 Episode 14 - “The Odyssey”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 15 - “Dodger”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 16 - “Dead to Rights”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 17 - “The Huntress Returns”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 18 - “Salvation”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 19 - “Unfinished Business”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 20 - “Home Invasion
Arrow Season 1 Episode 21 - “The Undertaking”
Arrow Season 1 Episode 22 - “Darkness on the Edge of Town
Arrow Season 1 Episode 23 - “Sacrifice”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 1 - “City of Heroes”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 2 - “Identify”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 3 - “Broken Dolls”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 4 - “Crucible”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 5 - “League of Assassins”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 6 - “Keep Your Enemies Closer”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 7 - “State v. Queen”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 8 - “The Scientist”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 9 - “Three Ghosts”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 10 - “Blast Radius”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 11 - “Blind Spot”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 12 - “Tremors”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 13 - “Heir to the Demon”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 14 - “Time of Death”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 15 - “The Promise”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 16 - “Suicide Squad”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 17 - “Birds of Prey”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 18 - “Deathstroke”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 19 - “The Man Under the Hood”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 20 - “Seeing Red”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 21 - “City of Blood”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 22 - “Streets of Fire”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 23 - “Unthinkable”
Flash Season 1 Episode 1 - “Pilot”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 1 - “The Calm”
Flash Season 1 Episode 2 - “Fastest Man Alive”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 2 - “Sara”
Flash Season 1 Episode 3 - “Things You Can’t Outrun”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 3 - “Corto Maltese”
Flash Season 1 Episode 4 - “Going Rogue”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 4 - “The Magician”
Flash Season 1 Episode 5 - “Plastique”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 5 - “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak”
Flash Season 1 Episode 6 - “The Flash is Born”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 6 - “Guilty”
Flash Season 1 Episode 7 - “Power Outage”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 7 - “Draw Back Your Bow”
Flash Season 1 Episode 8 - “Flash vs. Arrow”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 8 - “The Brave and the Bold”
Flash Season 1 Episode 9 - “The Man in the Yellow Suit”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 9 - “The Climb”
Flash Season 1 Episode 10 - “Revenge of the Rogue”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 10 - “Left Behind”
Flash Season 1 Episode 11 - “The Sound of the Fury”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 11 - “Midnight City”
Flash Season 1 Episode 12 - “Crazy For You”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 12 - “Uprising”
Flash Season 1 Episode 13 - “The Nuclear Man”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 13 - “Canaries”
Flash Season 1 Episode 14 - “Fallout”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 14 - “The Return”
Flash Season 1 Episode 15 - “Out of TIme”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 15 - “Nanda Parbat”
Flash Season 1 Episode 16 - “Rogue Time”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 16 - “The Offer”
Flash Season 1 Episode 17 - “Tricksters”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 17 - “Suicidal Tendencies”
Flash Season 1 Episode 18 - “All Star Team Up”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 18 - “Public Enemy”
Flash Season 1 Episode 19 - “Who is Harrison Wells?”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 19 - “Broken Arrow”
Flash Season 1 Episode 20 - “The Trap”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 20 - “The Fallen”
Flash Season 1 Episode 21 - “Grodd Lives”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 21 - “AL Sah-Him”
Flash Season 1 Episode 22 - “Rogue Air”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 22 - “This is Your Sword”
Flash Season 1 Episode 23 - “Fast Enough”
Arrow Season 3 Episode 23 - “My Name is Oliver Queen”
Flash Season 2 Episode 1 - “The Man Who Saved Central City”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 1 - “Green Arrow”
Flash Season 2 Episode 2 - “Flash of Two Worlds”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 2 - “The Candidate”
Flash Season 2 Episode 3 - “Family of Rogues”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 3 - “Restoration”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 1 - “Pilot”
Flash Season 2 Episode 4 - “Fury of Firestorm”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 4 - “Beyond Redemption”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 2 - “Stronger Together”
Flash Season 2 Episode 5 - “The Darkness and the the Light”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 5 - “Haunted”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 3 - “Fight of Flight”
Flash Season 2 Episode 6 - “Enter Zoom”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 6 - “Lost Souls”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 4 - “Livewire”
Flash Season 2 Episode 7 - “Gorilla Warfare”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 7 - “Brotherhood”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5 - “How Does She Do It”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 6 - “Red Faced”
Flash Season 2 Episode 8 - “Legends of Today”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 8 - “Legends of Yesterday”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 7 - “Human for a Day”
Flash Season 2 Episode 9 - “Running to Stand Still”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 9 - “Dark Waters”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 8 - “Hostile Takeover”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 9 - “Blood Bonds”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 10 - “Childish Things”
Flash Season 2 Episode 10 - “Potential Energy”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 10 - “Blood Debts
Legends Season 1 Episode 1 - “Pilot, Part 1”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 11 - “Strange Visitor from Another Planet”
Flash Season 2 Episode 11 - “The Reverse-Flash Returns”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 11 - “A.W.O.L.”
Legends Season 1 Episode 2 - “Pilot, Part 2”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 12 - “Bizarro”
Flash Season 2 Episode 12 - “Fast Lane”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 12 - “Unchained”
Legends Season 1 Episode 3 - “Blood Ties”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 13 - “For the Girl Who Has Everything”
Flash Season 2 Episode 13 - “Welcome to Earth-2”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 13 - “SIns of the Father”
Legends Season 1 Episode 4 - “White Knights”
Flash Season 2 Episode 14 - “Escape from Earth-2
Arrow Season 4 Episode 14 - “Code of Silence”
Legends Season 1 Episode 5 - “Fail-Safe”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 14 - “Truth, Justice and the American Way”
Flash Season 2 Episode 15 - “King Shark”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 15 - “Taken”
Legends Season 1 Episode 6 - “Star City 2046”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 15 - “Solitude”
Legends Season 1 Episode 7 - “Marooned”
Legends Season 1 Episode 8 - “NIght of the Hawk”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 16 - “Falling”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 17 - “Manhunter”
Flash Season 2 Episode 16 - “Trajectory”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 16 - “Broken Hearts”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 18 - “Worlds Finest”
Flash Season 2 Episode 17 - “Flash Back”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 17 - “Beacon of Hope”
Legends Season 1 Episode 9 - “Left Behind”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 18 - “Eleven-Fifty-Nine”
Legends Season 1 Episode 10 - “Progeny”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 19 - “Myriad”
Legends Season 1 Episode 11 - “The Magnificent Eight”
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 20 - “Better Angels”
Flash Season 2 Episode 18 - “Versus Zoom”
Legends Season 1 Episode 12 - “Last Refuge”
Flash Season 2 Episode 19 - “Back to Normal”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 19 - “Canary Cry”
Legends Season 1 Episode 13 - “Leviathan”
Flash Season 2 Episode 20 - “Rupture”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 20 - “Genesis”
Legends Season 1 Episode 14 - “River of TIme”
Flash Season 2 Episode 21 - “The Runaway Dinosaur”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 21 - “Monument Point”
Legends Season 1 Episode 15 - “Destiny”
Flash Season 2 Episode 22 - “Invincible”
Arrow Season 4 Episode 22 - “Lost in the Flood”
Legends Season 1 Episode 16 - “Legacy”
Flash Season 2 Episode 23 - “The Race of His Life”
Arrow Season 2 Episode 23 - “Schism”
Flash Season 3 Episode 1 - “FLashpoint”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 1 - “Legacy”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 1 - “The Adventures of Supergirl”
Flash Season 3 Episode 2 - “Paradox”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 2 - “The Recruits”
Legends Season 2 Episode 1 - “Out of Time”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 2 - “The Last Children of Krypton”
Flash Season 3 Episode 3 - “Magenta”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 3 - “A Matter of Trust”
Legends Season 2 Episode 2 - “The Justice Society of America”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 3 - “Welcome to Earth”
Flash Season 3 Episode 4 - “The New Rogues”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 4 - “Penance”
Legends Season 2 Episode 3 - “Shogun”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 4 - “Survivors”
Flash Season 3 Episode 5 - “Monster”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 5 - “Human Target”
Legends Season 2 Episode 4 - “Abominations”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 5 - “Crossfire”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 6 - “So it Begins”
Legends Season 2 Episode 5 - “Compromised”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 6 - “Changing”
Flash Season 3 Episode 6 - “Shade”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 7 - “Vigilante”
Legends Season 2 Episode 6 - “Outlaw Country”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 7 - “The Darkest Place”
Flash Season 3 Episode 7 - “Killer Frost”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 8 - “Medusa”
Flash Season 2 Episode 8 - “Invasion!”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 8 - “Invasion!”
Legends Season 2 Episode 7 - “Invasion!”
Flash Season 3 Episode 9 - “The Present”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 9 - “What We Leave Behind”
Legends Season 2 Episode 8 - “The Chicago Way
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 9 - “Supergirl Lives”
Flash Season 3 Episode 10 - “Borrowing Problems from the Future”
Legends Season 2 Episode 9 - “Raiders of the Lost Art”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 10 - “Who Are You”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 10 - “We Can Be Heroes”
Flash Season 3 Episode 11 - “Dead or Alive”
Legends Season 2 Episode 10 - “The Legion of Doom”
Arrow Season 5 Episode 11 - “Second Chances”
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 11 - “The Martian Chronicles”
My eyes light up as I gently set my son down and run over to my friend and wrap my arms around him. “Merry, my old friend I missed you beyond belief how many years has it been here?”
“Too many, I can’t believe my eyes, Pippin get out here!” I watch as the door to his hobbit hole opens and out comes Pippin his once strawberry blonde hair now dusted with grey. When he sees me his eyes light up and he runs over and wraps his arms around me. “I missed you!” he says and tears fill my eyes as I say, “I have missed you too.”
“Oh Merry, Pippin; these are my sons Haldir and Boromir; and this is my friend Peggy.” As I say Boromir’s name their faces fill with a faraway look as they stare at him.
“You named him after-”
“Yes, I did.”
“Well come inside we have much to talk about.” Merry says and I smile as I take Haldir’s hand and we all walk inside their Hobbit hole. I smile as Peggy makes a annoyed look every time she hits her head on the rafters.
We sit there reminiscing for hours before I say, “Have you two heard anything about Aragorn or even Legolas?” Merry and Pippin glance at each other before Merry turns back to me and says, “Aragorn and Arwen had a son his name is Eldarion. Legolas, I’m afraid returned to Mirkwood where he’s become a bit of a hermit.” My heart clenches as I say, “Was it because of me?”
“No one knows, he was just a different person after your departure.”
“And my mother and father, did they already leave for the undying lands?” Merry nods and my heart clenches tighter as tears start to fill my eyes.
“I wish I could have at least said goodbye; but I guess they knew that.” I am suddenly pulled out of my sadness when Boromir says, “Don’t worry Nana, grandma isn’t really gone. She’s a piece of you; so she’ll always be with you.” I smile through my tears as I say, “When did you get so wise?” He gives me a bright smile and I sigh as I say, “Well I guess it’s time I head home.”
Merry jumps to his feet as he says, “Let us go with you. We’ve been dying to go on another adventure.” I smile as I say, “Of course you can. I could use the help keeping an eye on the boys.” They both smile as they say in unison, “Then let’s go!” I laugh as I watch them quickly stare gathering supplies.
“Are you sure them coming with us, is a good idea?” Peggy asks and I smile as I say, “They’re stronger and wiser than they look. They’ll do just fine.”
“Oh _____, I hope you don’t mind but after you left I asked Legolas if I could keep your bow and he agreed.” He pulls it out of a hope chest and handing it to me says, “I think it’s time I return it to you.” I smile as I take it from him and gently run my finger across the soft untarnished wood. “I’m afraid he kept your swords.” I smile as I say, “Of course he did.”
“Dude Nana has swords!” I hear Boromir yell out impressed and I smile as I say, “That’s not all I had.” Both He and Haldir tilt their heads in confusion and I smile as I say, “You’ll see soon enough.” We wait patiently as the hobbits finish packing and then follow them back outside where there were two ponies grazing peacefully in the backyard. I watch as they start to grab their saddles only to quickly jump in and finish saddling the ponies for them.
We quickly make our way out of the Shire. Peggy and I walk as the boys ride double with Merry and Pippin. The trip this time seemed to take a lot less time traveling than before. Boromir and Haldir loved talking to the Hobbits about their father and my past there; and Merry and Pippin were all too happy with sharing. We decided that it would be a better idea to head to Minas Tirith than to brave Mirkwood without and Elven guide.
After what seemed like weeks we look forward to see the famed white city shining like a beacon against the now green fields. I stare at it and smile as I remember Aragorn’s coronation and the last night I had spent with Legolas. When we reach the gates I chuckle as the guards stare at our clothing with raised eyebrows. I look over at Peggy who was rolling her eyes as she said, “You think they’d never seen a woman in pants before.” I smile as I whisper over to her, “That’s because they haven’t.” She blushes as she says, “Well there’s a first time for everything.”
I smile brightly as we quickly make our way through the city and up to the great hall where upon opening the door see Aragorn and Arwen sitting on their thrones looking lovingly at each other as they talk back and forth. I smile brightly as I momentarily forget that he is now king and call out, “Gwador!” His blue eyes turn toward me and a bright smile fills his face as he stands up and calls out, “Mae Govannen Nethig,” I quickly run over to both him and Arwen and wrap my arms around them holding them tight.
“I missed you both so much!” I say as I grip tighter. Arwen giggles as she pulls away and looking past me says, “Are these my cousins?” I pull away from Aragorn and say, “They are. Boys, this is King Aragorn and Queen Arwen they are you cousins.” Arwen kneels down to Haldir and giving him a smile says, “What might your name be?” Haldir gulps down a breath of air as he says, “Haldir,” Aragorn’s head jerks to me his eyes filled with questioning and I smile as I give him a slight nod. Aragorn kneels down to my other son and asks, “And you are?”
“My name is Boromir,”
Aragorn smiles as he says, “You both are named after great warriors.”
“We know, Nana tells us all the time.” Haldir says and Aragorn’s smile grows as he says, “As she should.”
He stands back up and looking past me sees Peggy and say, “I do not believe I know your friend.” I smile as I take her hand and pulling her forward say, “This is my friend Peggy. She took me in when no one else would. I owe my sons lives to her.”
“Then I owe her my thanks. Thank you Peggy for taking such good care of my family.” Peggy feels her face flush as she says, “No problem.” I smile as I turn back to Aragorn and say, “I hear you have a son.” Arwen smiles brightly as she turns to a guard and says, “Tell Prince Eldarion that I wish to see him.”
The guard quickly nods and then hurries off from the great hall. “Oh look who else we brought with us.” I say as I turn and reveal Merry and Pippin standing a few feet away. “Dear friends, You all are most welcome.”
I watch at they all reminisce while Arwen talks to Boromir and Haldir. “You okay,” I hear Peggy say and I smile as I say, “Yeah just happy to be home you know?” She nods as she wraps her arm around my shoulders and gives me a slight hug.
A few moments later a young man probably in his early twenties comes in through the Great Hall doors and I instantly know him as he looks like the spitting image of his father. His shaggy deep brown hair falling in waves to his shoulders as his icy blue eyes look around the room. “Oh my,” I hear Peggy say and I turn to see her staring at him, her eyes filled with wonder.
“Eldarion, come meet our friends.” Arwen says as she holds a hand out to her son who lovingly takes it and stands next to her. “Eldarion, this is your great aunt _____, your cousins Boromir and Haldir, and ______’s friend Peggy.” He nods politely to us until his eyes meet Peggy.
I watch as he stares at her like she is the most beautiful thing in the world. “It is an honor to meet you all.” I smile as I look over to see Peggy smiling her cheeks flushed red. “The honor is all ours.” I say as I place my hands on Haldir’s shoulders. “Aragorn may I speak to you for a moment?” I ask him and he nods.
Arwen smiles as she says, “I will take you young ones and Merry and Pippin down to get some food.”
“Thank you Arwen,”
“And if she will allow me, Milady Peggy,” Eldarion starts and I glance over to see Peggy gulp down a breath of air as he continues, “Would you like a tour of our fair city?”
“Of course I would.” She says and without so much as I glance to me she takes his hand and lets him lead her out of the hall.
When the two of us are along I turn to him and say, “Have you heard from Legolas?” His smile fades as he says, “I have not. The last I heard from him was when he announced he would be remaining in Mirkwood.”
I sigh as I say, “I know this is asking a bit much but is there any way possible you can send a messenger to Mirkwood and have them tell Legolas that you wish to speak with him about something most urgent? I want my arrival and that of our sons to be a surprise for him.” Aragorn nods as he says, “I owe you my life Nethig, anything you ask for shall be yours.”
I smile and warp my arms around him as I say, “Thank you, oh and is there any way possible I can get new clothes for the boys, Peggy, and myself?” He chuckles as he says, “Of course, I’ll have them sent to your rooms; which I will show you to now.” I laugh as I take his arm and let him lead me to the rooms Peggy, the boys, and I would be using. That night Aragorn, sent a messenger to Mirkwood and now all that was left to do was wait.
As the days passed by I watched lovingly as the boys grew to love Middle Earth just as I had. One day in particular, Boromir had conned Aragorn into teaching them the art of Sword wielding; and as I sat in the grass watching I couldn’t help but wonder what it would have been like if I would never have left in the first place. The boys would have had a father from the very beginning and Legolas wouldn’t have become a hermit. I let out a brief sigh before I hear Haldir say, “Hey Uncle Aragorn I bet nana could take you!”
I raise an eyebrow as I turn to my younger son and before I am able to answer I hear Boromir say, “Don’t be stupid Haldir, she’s a girl!”
“Shut up Boromir!”
“Come now boys stop that, I happen to know that there are many women that are stronger and braver than many men; your mother being one of them.” Aragorn says as he leans on the hilt of his sword.
“Yeah right?” I hear Boromir say and I raise an eyebrow and standing say, “Shall we prove it Aragorn?” He smirks as he says, “But of course Nethig.”
I walk over to my son and say, “Go sit by your brother and pay attention.” Boromir rolls his eyes before he walks over to Haldir and stands next to him mimicking Aragorn’s stance. I walk over to the sword rack and bite my lip as I search for the perfect blade. “Aha!” I say when I see an elven sword sticking out like a beacon. Pulling it out I twirl it in my hand before turning to Aragorn and saying, “Don’t go easy on me.”
He smiles as he says, “I promise,” I give a brief nod before I lunge toward him sword gleaming in the sunlight. He quickly parries and knocking my sword away uses his to swat me on my butt.
I glare at him and he smiles as he twirls his sword in the air. “Oh, it’s on!” I say as I fake a lunge only to quickly with a flick of my wrist knock his sword from his hand. I smile at him as I say, “Having fun?” He smiles as he says, “Always,” we continue to train together for so long that we don’t realize the growing crowd that had grown around us. I look over to see Aragorn getting tired and I smile as I say, “What’s the matter old man, finally feeling your age?” He raises an eyebrow as he says, “Says the girl who’s older than everyone here.”
“If you want to be technical then yes I am; but I’m young in spirit!” I say as I once again disarm him and smiling over at him hear him say, “I yield, but only because I am tired.” I smile as I look over at my boys and give them a bright smile. Haldir returns my smile as he runs over to me, while Boromir stands still, his eyes and moth gaping open at me in shock. “I knew you were awesome Nana!” I hear Haldir say and I smile as I gently set the swords back in their rightful spots and then lean down and lift my son into my arms.
I am joined by Aragorn as we both walk over to a still gaping Boromir. “Hunny close your mouth.” I say when we reach him. He closes his mouth before he shakes his head and says, “Nana that was awesome!” I smile as I ruffle his chocolate locks. Then once again we waited for what seemed like weeks before a messenger came saying Legolas along with King Thranduil would be arriving in Minas Tirith by sundown. My heart starts to race as I pace back and forth in my room.
“I bet it’ll be fine _____,” I hear Peggy say and I gulp down a breath of air as I say, “You have no idea what the royal men of Mirkwood are like. Legolas, I can handle; But Thranduil? He’s a totally different story.” Peggy walks over and grabs my shoulders as she says, “Calm down, I’m sure he just wants to meet his grandchildren.” I sigh as I say, “You’d be right, if they knew we were here.”
“He doesn’t know?”
“No, i wanted it to be a surprise.”
“Okay then it will be; now let’s get you all prettied up for your husband.” I smile as I turn and walk over to the wardrobe. It was now full of dresses that Arwen had insisted I have. I look through them until I find an emerald green one, smiling I gently feel the silky fabric as I pull it out of the wardrobe. After a quick bath I quickly put my dress on and let one of the many maids Arwen had decided to assign to me brush and braid my hair.
When it’s all said and done I look in the mirror and smile as I once again see the maiden that he had fallen in love with all those years ago. I quickly help Peggy get dressed and smile as after a few minutes Eldarion shows up calling on her. I smile as I let her follow after him a bright smile on her face. I turn back and walking over to the window wait patiently for Legolas to arrive.
Hours later I hear a familiar howl and my heart leaps in my throat. I basically run down the stairs to the courtyard where I see the gates open to see Legolas astride Fili come trotting through the opening followed by a group of Elves on horseback. I make my way toward him my heart in my throat as I try to get his attention. “Legolas!” I call out and he jerks his head toward my voice and without so much as another word he jumps down from Fili’s back and runs over to me. Upon reaching me he pulls me into his arms and kisses me passionately, his arms wrapping tightly around my waist.
As we kiss I start to feel light headed and I pull away from him and take a deep breath of air. “Cormamin lindua ele lle, Melamin.” (My heart sings to see thee.) He says and tears fill my eyes as I say, “I was so lost, I almost gave up all hope of ever returning to you.” He gives me a reassuring smile as he gently lets his fingers graze my cheek. “I missed you as well.”
“Legolas,” I hear a male voice say and I turn to see a tall intimidating blonde elf astride a grey stallion peering down at us.
“______, I’d like you to meet Thranduil King of the woodland realm, my father.” Legolas says and my heart stops. It was very clear to see where Legolas had gotten his good looks from. He was one of the handsomest men I had ever seen.
“Mae Govannen Thranduil heru en amin,” I say as I give a slight bow to him.
“Mae Govannen _____, It is well to finally meet my daughter in law.” I smile as I say, “It’s an honor to meet you as well my king.” He smiles softly at me and I turn to Legolas as he says, “It has been to long,” I nod as I say, “Do you want to meet your sons?”
His eyes widen as he says, “Son’s?” I smile softly as I say “Yes, you have two sons, twins in fact. Their names are Boromir and Haldir.”
“Can I see them?” I smile brightly as I say, “OF course you can.” I turn to Thranduil and say, “Would you like to meet your grandchildren my lord?” Thranduil’s navy eyes widen as he turns from me to his son in shock. He doesn’t speak but instead gives me a quick nod.
I hear a bark and I turn to see Fili standing a few feet away from me his icy eyes staring at me in admiration. “Fili!” I cry out as I run over and wrap my arms around him fighting the tears that once again threatened to fill my eyes. “Do you want to meet the boys as well?” I ask and as he gives me a quick bark I nod and start to lead them up the stairs where Peggy was waiting patiently with the boys. As we near her I turn to the boys and say, “Boromir, Haldir, this is your father Legolas; and your grandfather Thranduil.”
Legolas and Thranduil both stand frozen in fear as they stare at the boys. Haldir is the first to move as he walks over to Thranduil and says, “So you’re my grandfather?”
“Will I grown to be as tall as you?” I bite my lip and then looking up from my son to his grandfather feel a smile cross my lips as I see one plastered on Thranduil’s lips. “I have faith that you will my young one.” Haldir smiles as he runs over to his grandfather and holds his arms open to him wanting him to pick him up which to my surprise Thranduil does.
I watch with worried eyes as Legolas and Boromir stare each other down. “So you’re my father?” Boromir says placing his hands on his hips.
“I am,” Legolas says his eyes still focused on his son.
Boromir stares at him for a moment not sure what to do, before I see tears fill his eyes and him run into his father’s waiting arms. Tears fill my eyes as I watch Legolas and Boromir cling to each other. I hear Fili bark in happiness and the boys jerk their little heads toward him and say in unison, “WHAT IS THAT?!”
I smile as I say, “Boys, this is Fili. He’s my best friend.”
Boromir turns to Haldir and smiles as he says, “How cool is this we get a dad, a grandpa, and a dog all in the same night?”
“This is awesome!” Haldir replies as he wraps his arms around Thranduil’s neck. I smile as I lean against Fili’s side admiring the view of unconditional love between fathers and sons. Fili nuzzles my arm and I smile as I say, “I’m so happy to be home.”