unpopular opinion maybe but…it makes me kind of sad that just because laurent is guarded and emotionally reserved people think damen is always the one to make romantic or intimate or loving overtures. i can see why people think that since we get to see inside damen’s mind for the whole three books, plus the short story, but if you look at the examples from the books laurent isn’t just sitting idly by as him and damen grow closer.
he asks for damen’s help with tactical maneuvers. damen’s his only confidant.
he makes damen his captain (‘it should have been you from the start’).
he sits in damen’s lap at the inn. and laughs against his chest on the balcony.
he goes to damen when he’s upset/stressed/sad.
he allows damen to calm him, level him out, and help him when he’s losing it, when he would normally shut down and throw everyone out.
he initiates their lovemaking all three times. in PG and in KR.
he gets damen a towel and water after they have sex.
he attends him so sweetly and tenderly in the baths in The Summer Palace.
HE PUTS A MOTHERFUCKING FLOWER IN DAMEN’S HAIR.
he brings damen sweetmeats in The Adventures of Charls the Veretian Cloth Merchant.
he goes to damen to comfort him after jokaste shows up.
he tells jokaste unprompted about him and damen because he’s jealous.
he let’s pallas see them together because he’s jealous. he tells halvik that damen is his basically because he’s jealous.
he gets on his knees for damen!
he sacrifices his life for damen!!!
he fights to the death for damen!!!!!
he talks to a statue of damen’s mother and tells it how much damen means to him and how he’s going to take care of him forever!!!!!!!!!!
in conclusion laurent is less about words and more about showing his feelings and love through action. but just because he’s not as vocal about how he feels for damen doesn’t mean those feelings aren’t strong and pure and true.
um every time I think about Trimberly going to Prom all I imagine is Kimberly, for once, actually being excited to go to a school event
Kimberly doesn’t care, she wears this bright yellow suit to prom, and Trini wears a pink one
They have pocket squares of their own colors
Trini parents are upset at first, but Trini’s dad supports it whenever Trini’s mom isn’t around
Kimberly thinks Limo’s are overrated, so Trini takes that as picking her up by sitting in the back of Jason’s trunk with a sign saying, “Kimberly is my most favorite person ever”
The boys all switch up each others colors, and Zack sneaks in some vodka
Before Trimberly show up they take pictures in front of Kim’s house, and more than half of the pictures are either blurry because Kim’s dad can’t seem to work the phone, or the boys are photobombing it
There is this really cute one of Kimberly kissing Trini’s forehead and it immediately joins one of the many pictures in Kim’s room, and it’s one of her favorites
Trini gets it and puts it in her wallet and her locker
Everyone is jealous of how good the Rangers look when they show up
Zack gets drunk and goes on stage and grabs a microphone, “This speech is for my mom, who’s the coolest mom ever, and for my best friend who looks like a little bird that will kill you.”
Everyone knows he’s talking about Trini, and when one of the lights find her, she’s in the corner making out with Kimberly
Kimberly has to stop Trini from killing Zack
Billy doesn’t understand what exactly happened, so Jason tried to explain to him, but kept laughing
When Zack finally gets kicked out they drive him to sonic to get him his favorite milkshake
But let’s review the facts, shall we?
First, you tell Peyton that you’re in love with her, leaving her confused and
speechless, and then you take home your old boss for a drunken hate-bonk. And when Peyton shows up to say that
she’s ready to take a chance on Pavi or Rayton or whatever it is that you two
would call yourselves, you kiss her, while your latest conquest is in the next
room. Not good. I know.
Maybe today you are your strongest self, and you’ll go for that long run, or finally take that cooking class, or finish that paper early. Maybe today you’ll move mountains.
Or maybe today the ceiling is low, and the world is small and your problems are large. Maybe today the most you can hope for is that you will take a shower, or brush your teeth. Today, the little things will be your Big Things, and that’s just what today is like.
Face today’s challenges, whatever they are. Bask in your accomplishments. Glory in your successes, however big or small. You deserve to feel victorious. You are brave and brilliant and strong and you will conquer this day, but today is not yesterday, and it’s not tomorrow either.
Your limits exist on a sliding scale. The only thing that doesn’t change is that