... Somehow, Still Talking About This Captain America Shit (Now With Bonus Spider-Man and Agents of SHIELD)
So now Secret Empire has revealed its Shyamalan Twist and given the readers a Good Guy Steve Rogers as well as Hydra Cap, and the kinds of dickbags who, when this whole bullshit began were dismissing people’s complaints with “oh come on, don’t you know how comics works, it’s all going to be put back at the end, blah blah blah…” are crowing I-Told-You-So’s.
I wish you would look at me the way you used to.
I wish you would hold my hand and tell me that it was all just a bad dream.
I wish you would hold me tightly in your arms as I told you the story of what happened.
I wish you would gently press your lips to mine as assurance that it was only a nightmare.
I wish it would go back to the way it used to be.
You and me.
Me and you.
I wish you would love me the way I love you.
Lie was a really hard song to write. I was in the studio with Lido and we were working on that song. We were at Capitol Records sitting at this grand piano in this big room and it was really silent. We had just started hanging out again after going through the breakup and [we were] trying to make music together again. It was really, really hard to be in that room and to hear it echo and to say ‘If you don’t love me no more, then lie.’
Halsey on why Lie was the song that hurt the most to write
It’s not that bad really, he still remembers his name and that he’s from Konoha he just…doesn’t remember all his friends or anything like that. He doesn’t remember how close he is to all of them. But Kakashi tells them as long as they tell him small stories about their relationships and how it was all like with him.
So Naruto is extremely confused and hardly remembers any of what they tell him, though it strikes a cord in his mind.
Meanwhile Sasuke, who’s devastated at this development, has been avoiding Naruto, but it’s Sakura who pushes him to visit.
And Naruto recognizes him. Not his name, or who he is exactly but he just feels familiar to him.
Everyone decides to leave them alone but Sasuke sits with him and tells him their story. And there’s just so much and Naruto just soaks it right up.
But then while Naruto is sitting there, watching Sasuke tell him everything they’ve been through he just asks,
“Did you love me?”
And Sasuke is frozen because he’s staring at Naruto and Naruto is staring at him and they both know the answer but Sasuke just…can’t say it. Finally, Naruto just mutters,
“Because I think I loved you.”
Sasuke leaves. He avoids Naruto and these feelings because there’s no way Naruto loves him back. There’s no way he could remember loving him because how could someone as bright as Naruto want him?
Of course, Naruto eventually does get his memories back and the first thing he does it find Sasuke. He corners him and looks him straight in the eye.
“You never answered my question.” He says.
“Do I have to?”
“Just please…do you love me?”
And Sasuke can’t lie. He can’t say no because he’s been bottling that up for years. And the smile on Naruto’s face makes it worth it. Especially now they had a new promise of forever
Jin- This boy would defitnaly spoil you by cooking a large meal for you when you got home from a difficult day at work. He would then clean up and start a warm bath with lots of bubbles and soap and minerals all to soothe and distress you. Finally at the end of the night he would pick you up bridal style and take you to the bed that he had just washed, so it was nice and warm for his queen. You to would lay together and talk until you drifted off to sleep.
Namjoon- I fell like Namjoon would want to buy cute, and pretty things for his girlfriend. Like if you two went out and he saw you looking at a cute dress, or shoes, then he would either take you into the store to get you fitted, or wait until later to surprise you with the clothes. Then since you had this new outfit he would take you to a nice restaurant that feels very homey to show off his amazing girlfriend.
Yoongi- Yoongi would be very separated from you for a few days which had you worrying. He was usually busy, but he would tell you everything he was doing, but now all he would tell you is “I’m working on things.” You sat by yourself once again one night watching TV when you heard a knock on the door. You got up confused because you never had visitors. When the door was opened there was a note and a bouquet of roses; The note said, “Meet me in the place that keeps me from you.” This defitnaly meant the studio, so you head there. As you walked in you heard a beautiful piano song with Yoongi singing along, as you got closer you saw candles and chocolate. When Yoongi saw you he walked to you and pulled you into a hug. “You’re my inspiration.”
Hoseok- Hoseok being the sunshine he was would wake you up in the morning with eggs, bacon, toast, and a smile. He would tell you to get ready in cute clothes, but wouldn’t say where you to were going. He would take you to an amusement park where you two rode all the rides. Then he would take you to a open hilltop where you two had a private picnic. Then to make sure you knew you were spoiled he would take you to a pet store to pick out a “Puppy as cute as you.” As Hoseok said. When you got home he would cuddle you close and tell you how much he loves you.
Jimin- This little mochi would be so excited to spoil you at your favorite sushi restaurant because he knew you how much you love sushi. Later that night he would take you to a drive in theater where he would the back if his truck with pillows and blankets. He would bring you close to him in an attempt to comfort you during the scary movie only to have you comfort him instead. After the movie he would act super tough while being low key scared while walking into your shared apartment, and grabbing on to your arm because of the dark. “Ohh…Ummm….I just wanted to make sure you’re OK love.” He would lie, but you thought he was so cute.
This boy would most likely want to take you shopping much like Namjoon, but much more lavishly. He would take you to his favorite store, Gucci, and there you two would get matching outfits, all the way down to the sandals. Afterwards he would take you to a super fancy restaurant and let you order whatever you wanted. While you were eating he would have roses delivered to the table, along with a small orchestra ensemble to play you romantic music. “I love you so much (Y/N)!” He would blurt out blushing. “I love you to my Gucci Prince!” You would respond with a kiss on his cheek.
This boy would want to spoil you by taking you to all of the arcades in the city. At first he would let you win, because he thought you would be bad at the arcade games, but when you won the jackpot on three games in a row he started to fight for victory. When you two were out of tokens, you found yourselves with handfuls of tickets that you gladly traded for a large plush Pikachu that you named Kookie. You gave Jungkook a kiss on the cheek and said, “I’m so spoiled aren’t I Kook?” Jungkook looked at you blushing and responded by saying, “Of course my beautiful princess anything for you.”
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Oswald says it’s to remind himself never to make the mistake of letting love weaken him. That’s a great explanation for the whole popsicle!Ed thing but Oswald could have just brought Ed to the docks himself.
Why let him think he had the upper hand and another opportunity to kill Oswald? Was it simply to humiliate him by proving he could be outsmarted? Possibly.
I think there was one other reason for it though. This was Oswald’s version of Ed’s love test. In 3x14, Ed let’s Oswald think he has the opportunity to betray Ed to the trio so they can kill him. Ed’s reasoning for the test is that he wants to prove that Oswald’s love for him wasn’t real before killing him. I’ve always suspected that Ed did this because he thought it would be easier to get himself to kill Oswald after proving that his love was a lie and that he would sell him out to save himself. Oswald ends up proving him wrong, but Ed shoots him anyway.
I think it’s pretty obvious that Oswald is still in love with Ed in the finale. That being said, it must take a lot of willpower to freeze the man he loves. What’s one way to talk himself into going through with it? Prove that Ed would kill him again without hesitation. So he let’s Ed get free of his handcuffs, grab a gun, taunt him, bring him all the way back to the docks where he already “killed” him once. He waits for Ed to actually pull the trigger before revealing everything. Basically, Ed failed the test.
I really do believe that Oswald wouldn’t have been able to go through with it if he had any indication that Ed had regretted killing him. Or that he still cared about him but unfortunately he never found out about the drug use, hallucinations, etc (I’m still so bitter about that). So freezing Ed was the only thing Oswald could do instead of actually killing him. Otherwise, Ed would have continued to try and kill him.