Do you think fame has a way of corrupting artistic expression? [x]
T: There’s a wonderful poem about fame by an English poet called
Charlotte Mew in the 20’s, and she says: If I went back and it was not there?
Back to the old known things that are the new,
The folded glory of the gorse, the sweetbriar air,
To the larks that cannot praise us, knowing nothing of what we do,
And the divine, wise trees that do not care.
If we all collectively don’t watch tonight’s episode then Cal doesn’t die and we all (well I can) pretend that he’s off training to be a surgeon because Sam got him a training position in America. Okay? deal? everyone agree?
What about their first time waking up together after their wedding? With Inigo, Gerome, Lon'qu, Frederick, Gaius, and Priam?
Hi! //I finished my last college class! Supposed to walk next week for graduation but I”m mostly free, other than resting~ I made a writing twitter to use cause I like interacting XD it’s kinda lonely just posting and running off. I’ll cross post links to all my works on there and will do requests on there too via curious cat, since I wanna establish my writing in the twitter community too!.
This one is very very long, but I hope you guys enjoy!
Inigo: His palms slide over your arms to soak in the reality that yes, you really are married to him, Gods, to come from the hell that he’s lived in by the skin of his teeth, to finding you and falling in love deeper than he’d ever had dared–to find that you somehow reciprocate that love even amongst all the other people he was sure would make much more excellent, less broken suitors than him would catch your eye. And yet, amidst all the teasing and ribbing, you admit that you just as ardently return his feelings. That your smile is for him, just for him. Your eyes wander only to him, and no one else. Gods, what blessings did he earn in his past life to have you in his happy ending.
Send one (+ a character if you'd like) and I'll write a drabble based on the word, or add 'starter' in and I'll do a starter for our characters based on the word(s).
la douleur exquise:
The exquisite pain of wanting the affection of someone you know you can never have.
A strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
An ardent desire of longing, particularly for something once had; grief for the absence of loss of something or someone.
'with eyes closed'; how you accepted the fact of something against your desires must be done.
Someone who makes sure that everything goes as planned; the kind of person who will not act unless he totally feels sure that the desired result would be obtained.
A wish or desire to see something done, but nit enough will to make it happen or actions meant to pursue it.
'the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what'; a high degree of intense, recurring, and often painful desire for something, particularly if there's no hope to attain the desired or when its attainment is uncertain, still far away.
koi no yokan:
'premonition of love'; the sense one can get upon first meeting another person that the two of them are going to falling love. This differs from the idea 'love at first sight' in that it does not imply that the feeling of love exists, rather refers to the knowledge that a future love is possible.
to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.
the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.
the euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.
to feel completely safe, like nothing could ever harm you; security, comfort, trust, satisfaction, acceptance and love from others.
'you bury me'; a declaration of one's hope that they'll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
'in the blink of an eye'; a 'decisive moment' in time that is fleeting, yet momentously eventful and incredibly significant.
heartache; an emotional pain in the heart.
the happiness of meeting or finding someone again after a long separation.
a deep understanding of someone's feelings, thoughts and motives that are easily comprehended by yourself.
the luck that takes the form of discovering valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for or while looking for something else.
'one time, one meeting'; and encounter that only happens once in a lifetime, reminding to treasure every moment, for it will never recur.
a deep, nostalgic, and melancholic longing for something or someone, often accompanied with denied fact that what one longs for will never come back.
a warm, affectionate hug, cuddle or snuggle that gives a feeling of a safe place or home.
the delightful feeling that sends shivers of pleasure down the spine as one encounters something romantic.
the sadness, depression or pain one feels about a love unanswered or love that is gone.
to slowly break out into a genuine smile when being overcome with emotions, like love or utter happiness.
a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
the temporary affection and infatuation usually experienced by two people in love.
the-quality of, usually a young male, being to shy to pursue amorous desires to someone adored.
an excessive and abnormal love and deep attraction to music and melody.
love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
a relationship brought by fate or destiny; the binding force which eventually links two people together in love.
'old same'; a form of eternal friendship between "heart sisters" – two women who are closer than husband and wife.
'destiny'; the seeking if a person who will complement you, and whom you will complement perfectly.
the sulking or fake anger occurring between couple after a lovers tiff, usually over something inconsequential – a feeling recognized to be a facet of love or affection.
a union or reunion after being apart for a long time with one's beloved.
'lovesick pallor'; the pale complexion of a women suffering the loss of or separation from her husband or lover.
a love returned in full; the act of loving the one who loves you.
to love tenderly – a deep and sincere notion of fondness and care between family members, friends, or lovers.
amor vincit omnia:
'love conquers all'
a hopeless longing – an involuntary solitude in which one feels incompleteness and yearns for something unattainable or extremely difficult and tedious to attain.
a peace of mind that comes from having pleasant dreams.
to gaze vacantly into the distance without thinking or doing anything.
'air castle'; a wish or dream one hopes to fulfill in the future, yet will never be achieved, as it is so vast, immense and unlikely.
the light of the moon as it shines upon the water.
to walk along in the water searching for something with your feet.
'as smooth as the-surface of the mirror'; describes a still water which has unbroken surface, neither by wind nor by some object or animal.
'golden bridge'; the reflection of the sun as it shines upon the water.
the sound that a flowing water makes.
the phenomenon of leaves turning various shades of red, yellow, purple and brown during the autumn season.
the sound of the leaves rustling as the wind blows through the trees.
the first skylight seen during dawn or just before the sun rise.
'fox rain'; a sun shower – the event of having a light rain while the sun is still shinning.
the moment at dawn when the night greets the day.
Trini having to sit her girlfriend down and explain what is going on with her friends
because her GF is confused, she thought Kimberly and Jason were a thing but then Zack and Jason just kissed and called each other brolo wtf is that, and Kimberly is chill with it calling them her boys and now all three are puppy piling Billy with kisses because he told them about his acceptance letter from MIT, and all of them call each other cute names like babe and honey and wtf is a brolo tell me… what the fuck is going on
I mean, it started out as Kimberly and Jason, then Jason and Zack made out after sparring it was all Alpha male boy-kissing ugh, and Kimberly surprised us all by being all HELL TO THE YEAH, and Billy happened later on because he was too shy and they were worried about bringing it up because they had all these squishy feelings for him and didn’t want to upset him or make things weird
… and now I have to deal with not one, not two, not even three, BUT FOUR OR MORE DIFFERENT LOVERS TIFFS MID-BATTLE OVER WHO TOOK TOO MUCH OF A RISK, WHO FORGOT TO PUT THE WASH ON FOR DRY, OR WHO DIDN’T DO THE FUCKING DISHES… oh and brolo is short for bro love, it’s an inside joke because people kept calling Zack and Jason’s relationship a “bromance” and refused to take them seriously, so they kinda reclaimed it, like how we sarcastically call each other our bestie gal pal forever
Kim sunk back down in her seat. She felt every eye in the hall on her. She hadn’t entered, she hadn’t even given the goblet a second look. Avoiding it completely, so how had her name got into it!. “Kimberly Hart if you please!” Professor Ford repeated. Jason gave her a little push. “Kim go on!” he looked incredibly excited. Kim felt incredibly sick. As she tried to remember how to walk. Her legs felt numb, as she walked between the Slytherin and Gryffindor tables. After what felt like and age. She finally made it to Professor Ford, who shook her hand. “Congratulations” she said smiling at Kim. Giving her an encouraging nod towards the chamber door. Kim nodded, willing her feet to keep moving.
She had never been in this room before. She walked down the stairs, until she reached Amelia and Viktor. Amelia gave her a small smile. While Viktor simply nodded his head in her direction. She didn’t open her mouth, afraid of what might come out. Profesor Ford closely followed By Ivanoski and Madame Julienne. Followed by Mr Hart and a man Kim had only seen when she visited her father’s office. Mr Delgado was the head of International magical co operations. He smiled at each of them. Winking at Kim, who suddenly found herself fighting the urge to vomit.
“Well done for being selected by the goblet of fire. Now your instructions for the first task. It will take place on November 25th at 10am. You will only be allowed your wands, you will need to complete this task. Failing to do so, will mean you can not proceed to the 2nd. Good luck” Kim wasn’t sure if she could feel any worse. “To bed” Professor Ford said with a smile. Viktor and Amelia left without glancing back. She felt her father slip and arm round her shoulders. “Well done Kim!” he said a bit to loudly in her ear.
“Thanks” He smiled, “Your mother will be so proud” Kim resisted the urge to laugh. Her mother would probably send her a howler. “You better get to bed” he said as they left the chamber. Walking through the now empty great hall. It seemed he wanted to escort her to her dorm. But she needed time to process. “I’ll be ok on my own” she said with a shrug. Mr Hart looked like he was about to argue. But thought better of it. “Goodnight KIm” he kissed her cheek. “Goodnight dad”
Kim didn’t sleep at all. Grateful that it was Saturday, and she didn’t have to deal with people staring at her all day. She gave up on sleep, throwing her duvet back. She got dressed silently, and left the dorm. She made her way through the castle quietly. Slipping out the front doors, and into the fresh air. She stretched, before taking off at a sprint. One of her favorite things about Hogwarts was the grounds. She had lost count of how many laps she had done. But the sun had fully risen now. As she made her way up to the courtyard.
“You shouldn’t run away from your problems” a voice said from behind her. Kim turned and frowned it was Trini. Sat reading a book, not even looking at her. “Who said I was?” Kim asked. Trini smiled. “I saw you doing laps of the lake” Kim smiled “Spying on me?” Trini snorted “You wish” Kim laughed. “You not going to congratulate me?” she teased. Trini shook her head. “You already seem to have a big enough head”
KIm looked affronted. Trini smiled and went back to her book. Kim moved to sit next to her. “I haven’t spoken to anyone about it” she said softly. Trini didn’t look up, Kim took a deep breath. “I don’t think I can be, who they want me to be” Trini closed her book. “They don’t want you to be anything. The goblet chose you, it must have had a good reason” Kim shook her head. “I doubt that”
Trini bit her lip. “Why did you put your name in?” Kim didn’t answer straight away. “You don’t have to say.” Kim scratched the back of her neck. “Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger” Trini said off handedly. Kim snapped her head to look at Trini. “You’re not a stranger” Trini laughed “This is the most we’ve spoken in six years” Kim opened her mouth to argue, but she had a point. “Kim! There you are!” Jason shouted, coming out of the entrance hall. “Here I am” she said trying to sound cheerful. “I didn’t hear you come in last night.” he said as he joined them in the courtyard.
Kim shrugged, “You were probably snoring too loudly to hear me” Trini snorted from beside her. “I don’t snore” he said crossing his arms. “Whatever you say Jase” “Maybe I’ll leave you to it” Trini said standing up. “You don’t have to go” Kim said turning to look at Trini. Trini smiled “I’d hate to get in the way of your lovers tiff” Kim’s eyes went wide. “We’re not!” she snapped getting to her feet. Trini just nodded, before slipping back into the entrance hall. Kim scowled at Jason. “What?” Kim just scowled at him. “You never did have good timing Jase” she replied punching him on the arm.
Kim didn’t mean to be mad at him. Maybe she was just looking for someone, to take her anger out on. It took her a few weeks to calm down, which was fine until she realised the first task was coming up. She was not ready. Sat in potions, listening to Professor Mitchell list of antidotes wasn’t the best way to prepare. She was glad when the bell rang. As she gathered her books, she was surprised to see someone other than Jason waiting outside for her. “Are you waiting for me?” she asked hesitantly. Trini shrugged “Maybe” Kim smiled. “Oh so I’ll just” she made to leave. But Trini put her arm out to stop her. “So you are waiting for me?”
“I heard something you might want to know” Kim smiled. “Oh like what?” Trini glanced around the still crowded corridor. “Maybe in private?” she asked. Kim nodded, as she followed Trini out of the corridor. She didn’t speak, as they walked. Not until they were a few floors up from the dungeons, in one of the empty classrooms. “So what’s so important?” Kim asked “Dragons” Kim let out a shaky laugh “I’m sorry?” she replied. “Dragons that’s the first task”
Kim frowned “How do you know?” “I’ve seen them, there’s one for each of you” Kim shook her head. “Trini if you’re trying to freak me out” Trini shook her head. “I thought you should know” she left slamming the door behind her. “Great” Kim muttered. Head in her hands, on top of everything else. She now had dragons to deal with.
“You know this is a great place to hide” Jason said as he sat down opposite her. Kim didn’t reply, just continued to flick through the library book. “So who are you hiding from today?” he asked. Kim didn’t reply. Just continued to flick through the book. “Right well I’m just going to keep talking” Jason mused. “I haven’t seen you, since I found you outside with Trini” Kim glanced up at Trini’s name. “Are you hiding from her?” he asked. Kim glared at him. But that still didn’t silence his musings.
“Kim seriously I can do this all day. Or I can go find Billy” Kim frowned “That’s cheating” she snapped. No one could keep anything from Billy. Jason smiled “You leave me no choice” he made to stand up. “Dragons” Kim muttered. Jason looked confused. “You know for a second there, I thought you said dragons” Kim raised her eyebrows. “How do you know?”
She didn’t want to get Trini in trouble. But she knew Jason wouldn’t let it go. “Why don’t you help me?” She replied pushing a stack of books towards him. Jason flipped open the first one. Without saying a word. She lost track of how long she stayed in the library. It wasn’t until madam Fairweather, hurried her out that she realised how late it was. She adjusted her books, before heading to the Slytherin common room.
The corridors were mostly empty, as everyone was still at dinner. Something she had forgotten about. As she reached the entrance hall, turning to head to the dungeons. When she felt the rug, be pulled out from under her. Her books went flying, as well as her bag. She cursed as she hit the floor. A high pitched cackle reaching her ears. “Watch your step snake” Peeves shouted. Kim ignored him, but set about picking up her books.
Before she got to the last book. It was picked up expecting Peeves. She turned to leave. “Here” she turned it was Trini. Kim glanced up to see if Peeves was still there. He was floating near the ceiling. “Thanks” Kim said taking the book. Trini smiled. “How’s it going with the tournament?” Kim shrugged “Ask me tomorrow night”
“So you know what you’re going to do?” Kim nodded, “thanks for your advice” Trini shrugged. “I thought you should know. I mean I’d hate for Hogwarts to be at a disadvantage” there it was. The shields going back up. Kim nodded, “Maybe Amelia and Viktor don’t know” she replied hopefully. Trini shook her head. “I’m pretty sure they know” Kim looked confused. “How do you know?” Trini smiled. “How do you think I found out”
With that she left, before Kim could question her further. Leaving Kim with yet more things to worry about.
She woke up with paper stuck to her face. She glanced around her dorm was deserted. She glanced at her watch, her eyes going wide. She tore out of the dorm. Heading for the grounds, pushing past the crowds heading to the newly constructed stadium.
She spotted Professor Ford, standing outside a small tent. She waved her over, “I was getting worried” she said steering Kim inside. “Sorry” was all Kim managed. Professor Ford shook her head. She handed Kim a new set or robes. Green and Silver, Slytherin’s house colours. Kim pulled them on, tucking her wand into the pocket.
She could see Amelia sat in the corner, not speaking to anyone. Victor was in deep conversation with his headmaster. Professor Ford, wasn’t saying anything. Not until the tent flap opened. Mr Delgado waltzed in, all charm and smiles. Smiling warmly at each of the champions. “Welcome to the first task, which will be testing your nerve and courage. Your task is simple, collect the golden egg. Failing to do this, will leave you unable to continue. Now” he pulled a leather pouch from inside his robes.
He offered the bag to Victor, who put his hand inside. He pulled out a small dragon, with a one tied round its neck. Amelia was next, after sharing a look with her headmistress. She pulled out her dragon, with a two round its neck. Kim pulled out the last dragon. With a three, round it’s neck. Maybe it was her, but no one looked surprised.
“Each dragon, has been given an egg to protect. Collect the egg, to proceed.” He smiled at them again before leaving the tent, closely followed by the teachers. The minutes seemed like hours, she tried to block out the crowd’s shouts. “Now our final champion, will face the 1st task” Kim stood on shaky legs. She was sure her wand, would snap under her grip. As she left the tent, the crowd cheered as she entered the stadium.
She looked round, the golden egg was perched on top of a rock face. Unguarded, it couldn’t be that easy surely. She moved towards it quickly. Turns out she was right. A large tail, slashed at her. Narrowly missing her by inches. She stumbled sideways, taking cover behind a rock. She peered over the top, the dragon a Hungarian Horntail by the look of it. Seemed to be angry, searching for her with its red eyes.
She took a deep breath, before springing up. “Confringo!” Her spell hit the horntail’s chest. As a burst of fire left its mouth, Kim wasn’t quick enough. It caught her on the shoulder, as she dived out of sight. She was breathing heavily, trying not to glance at her shoulder. The crowd were silent, clearly not sure if she was ok. “You can do it Kim!” She looked up to see Jason, shouting like a maniac. Billy right beside him, Kim nodded. She peered around the rock. She took a second, to line up her shot. “CONFRINGO!” She roared, this time the spell hit the horntail square in the eye.
It stumbled blindly, Kim seized her chance. Sprinting for the egg, scooping it up. The bell chimed, as dragon handlers entered the enclosure. She didn’t hang around, as she left for the tent. Madam Pomfrey was waiting for her. Tutting all the while. “Dragons” she muttered shaking her head. Kim sat on the bed. As Madam Pomfrey looked at her shoulder.
She tried not to wince, as the fabric of her robe was pulled away. Madam Pomfrey dropped a few drops of potion, on her arm. It made the skin hiss, and burn even more. She gripped the egg tighter. “There’s the champ!” It was Jason closely followed by Billy. Madam Pomfrey tutted again, as she pressed a bandage onto the burn.
“They just announced the scores! You’re 2nd behind Victor” Billy said happily. Kim smiled “They took points for your shoulder” Jason explained. Kim nodded, she had done it. She looked at the egg, still tucked under her arm. She ran her hand over it. Why did she need it. She felt a ridge, on closer inspection, it looked like a hinge. She placed her mail, in the crack. Prying it open, a high pitched shriek filled the tent. Kim snapped it shut. Looking at Jason and Billy, “You thought dragons were tough”
Kim had stuffed the egg into her trunk, intent on enjoying her break before the next task. After Christmas, which was ages away. Her arm was slowly healing, the skin still a little tender. Things were looking up, she still enjoyed her morning runs. Especially that Trini would be waiting for her, sometimes with coffee. After their first meeting, it had become a regular thing.
So when Professor Mitchell made his announcement, her good mood sank. “The Yule Ball, is a traditional part of the tournament. A chance to get to know our guests” Kim groaned, she hated dances. Especially formal ones, where all eyes would be on her. She did what she does best, she ran away from the problem. After what felt like hours.
So when she came to a stop at the courtyard. She smiled at Trini, who as always was reading yet another book. “Hey” she greeted without looking up. “Did you bring coffee?” Kim asked hopefully. Trini rolled her eyes, “Of course” she handed Kim a cup. “How’s your shoulder?”
“I never thanked you for the tip” Kim said quickly. Trini shook her head. “I’m glad your ok” Kim was about to argue. “Well mostly” she said with a grin. “So what are you running from today?” Trini asked. Kim bit her lip, “Everyone, I guess” Trini looked confused. “I keep getting asked to the ball, and I’m running out of ways to say no”
Trini was still confused, “Why are you saying no?” Kim shook her head. “Because they just want to have a champion on their arm” Trini nodded. “What about Jason?” Kim, laughed. “He got swept off his feet, by one of the Beauxbatons girls Angelique” Trini laughed as well. “What about Zack?” Trini stopped laughing, “he’s going solo, but said something about dancing with every girl there” they both laughed.
“Did you want to go to the ball with me?” Kim found herself asking. Trini closed her book. She didn’t reply, just studied Kim. Who suddenly felt nervous, “Just as friends right?” Trini asked Kim nodded quickly. “I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else”
GOT7 reaction to realising he's been having lovers tiffs instead of arguments.
Anonymous said to reactionsthatigot-7:
Can you do got7 reaction to when they realized they are in love with a girl, who is like their enemy. So you won’t be confused, I mean like a girl who they always get into arguments with, they both hate the sight of each other, they can’t work together, they just can’t get along no matter what.
this was too cute! i had fun reminiscing with this one :P i hope you like it i feel as though my reactions are going down hill, so let know what you think is missing ^_^ thanks for the request ~ahgase Omma
~~~~~JB~~~~~ he can’t believe that he manage to over look it, it makes so much sense to him now, but now, how stupidly blind he was to it and he hates that he was that blind. he’s wasted so much good time
~~~~~Mark~~~~~ mark is more upset that he’s missed so many goo opportunities, he thinks back to all the times he could have surprised you with his feelings but ends up arguing. but now that he’s aware of it makes it a little harder for him to think of a way to express it.
~~~~~Jackson~~~~~ it comes as a complete surprise! he wouldn't believe it if it wasn’t happening to him. he was so sure about hating you, but now he likes you and he’s mind is just going through so many loops! now every time he thinks back he just sees the happy moments.
~~~~~Jinyoung~~~~~ he is the definition of confused! he knows he hates you…hated you… but now, now its the same but different… he’s a man that loves to know what to do in any situation, how to behave and interact, but this is just the opposite to what he has known
~~~~~Youngjae~~~~~ he’s goes through such a rage on emotions in such a short period of time. confused, disbelief, realisation and then loving it. it all makes sense to him now, why his heart hurt when you were fighting, its like a giant weight lifted from his shoulders. he becomes sickeningly happy.
~~~~~BamBam~~~~~ he can't believe it, trust his luck to have used all his time with you to be spent fighting, now that he’s realised he has to make it better, and tell you how it really is, but then how, he knows that you hate him, how does he get out of this trap that he’s made for himself.
~~~~~Yugyeom~~~~~ as much as he hates the situation he’s in, he can’t help but think how stupid he been acting around you, picking random fights over nothing, now he knows that it was his way of being able to talk to you. now he just needs to think of a new way to do that.
Caroline sighed with satisfaction as she looked around the gymnasium that had been transformed by her own design for the school dance. Her brow furrowed as she caught sight of some limply hanging fairy lights. “They’re supposed to trickle around the arch!” she exclaimed irritably as she pushed the ladder over to fix Jeremy Gilbert’s incompetent work.
“I knew I’d find you here,” an amused voice drawled from behind her. Caroline stiffened and her hand tightened on the ladder.
“Need my help sweetheart?” Klaus offered with a smirk as he wandered over to the refreshment table and plucked up one of the sugar cookie shot glasses filled with strawberry milkshakes.
“Those are for the dance,” Caroline snapped. Klaus raised his eyebrows mockingly and took a sip. “What are you doing here anyway? I thought high school dances were trivial and juvenile,” Caroline added bitterly, referring to their fight last night. She was still very hurt by Klaus’s dismissive attitude towards something that she had poured so much energy into. He had made the things that mattered to her seem silly, and it had made her feel small.
Klaus shrugged uncomfortably, “That was just a lovers tiff. I’m over it.”
“I’m not,” Caroline shot back bittingly with a hard smile.
“I would like nothing more than to take you to the dance love,” he confessed apologetically while looking down shamefully. Caroline softened at the sincere regret in his eyes. She realized that he had lashed out because he was upset that he wasn’t a part of her life, and jealous that she was going to the dance with her boyfriend.
‘I know,” Caroline walked over and curled her hand around his. “Someday,” she breathed out wistfully.
“In the meantime, you’re stuck in dreamland with a compulsive, type-A soulmate that pre-decorates for school dances in her sleep to make sure everything will be perfect,” Caroline joked to lighten the somber silence that had fallen upon them.
Klaus chuckled affectionately and tried to smile back but it didn’t reach his eyes, “If only I could remember you.” Soulmates met in their dreams, but no one had ever been able to remember their soulmate when awake until they met in real life. There was no guarantee that a pair of soulmates would ever meet. “There must be a way,” his eyes narrowed with obsessive determination.
“We have each other here,” Caroline squeezed his hand comfortingly. Caroline knew Klaus’s life wasn’t altogether happy. He always showed her his best memories, sun dappled canals in Venice, blooming gardens in England, art museums filled to the brim with majestic paintings and sculptures and a whole world of experiences. But he couldn’t hide the loneliness and the dark parts of himself. She was his soulmate after all. She knew it was especially hard for him to not even have the memory of her to carry with him during his waking hours.
“We can do something you want now,” she added, offering control of the dream over to him in an effort to cheer him up. “I’m done here anyway.”
Klaus smiled down at her and pulled her into his arms, “Dance with me Caroline.”
Hotch and Reid being insecure about their work personas and always double-checking with everyone to make sure they’re not showing some form of favoritism
Hotch and Reid offering to room separately to make things less awkward for everyone
and then when they do end up rooming together, they literally only end up cuddling because they’re too sleepy to do much else, and really, they just want the comfort of holding and being held tbh
Hotch getting irritated with Reid for taking off his Kevlar vest again and the two spending the entire jet ride home on opposite ends of the plane as the team tries not to grin while making bets on how long the lovers’ tiff will last
Reid getting angry with Hotch for chasing down an unsub without backup
and when Hotch ends up with a few cuts and bruises and a busted lip, Reid fusses over him and takes care of him but is “still really mad, and stop laughing damn it, I’m serious–no you can’t have a kiss, you jerk”
Hotch falling asleep in his seat on the jet, and Reid curling up next to him, and when Reid falls asleep, too, one of the team members grabs a blanket and covers them with it
Reid hating pictures and being very camera-shy, and Hotch asking the team to take pictures without Reid noticing
and Reid knows it’s happening but pretends to be affronted when Hotch shows him a new batch of pictures for their photo albums
Reid’s hand unerringly finding Hotch’s when something on a case frightens or bothers him, and Hotch lacing their fingers together without question
Hotch getting really emotional (usually angry) and Reid gently touching his wrist or squeezing his forearm to calm him down
Hotch and Reid getting defensive of each other when an LEO says or does something rude to the other
and the team getting really defensive of them both when an LEO makes an off-handed comment that makes Hotch and Reid tense
In 4.08 Emma wanted to give up her magic because it was hurting her loved ones. She asked Rumplestiltskin what he would do. He said he wouldn't go in there for anything. Now 2 seasons later, do you think that meant Rumple would never give up his dark one powers, not even for his family? He did choose to do the right thing in the finale, but it did not involve him having to give up his power. Do you think if his magic was hurting Belle and Gideon he would be able to give it up?
And another lovely Anon: You used to say in 6A they needed to destroy Rumbelle in order to save it? (I never really understood what you meant by that, if you would be kind enough to explain it that would be lovely, thank you!) Did that work out the way you thought it would?
Rumbelle has always been a textbook example of Problematic Faves ™– if you’re doing a recap and even in the halcyon days of S1 and 2 you’re writing stuff like: “Dear Diary, today he yelled at me and threw me in the dungeon … again” and “Dear Diary, today we had a lovers’ tiff because he tried to suck somebody’s soul out behind my back,” the couple has serious issues.
Don’t date a villain in real life, kids, yes?
But in S1-3 Rumbelle’s issues stemmed from their whacking great power imbalance, where Rumple has a bad reputation, money, property, magic, immortality, and a history of violence and dead spouses (!!!) and Belle initially has no property, no money, no magic, no job, no friends, and her only family is abusive. The show tries to even this out in S2 by giving Belle a job (librarian), property (apartment above the library we never saw), and friends (Ruby! and Archie/Leroy/Granny). And more importantly, Rumple starts to tell her the truth (about his son and ex-wife, about magic to Lacey) and is violent to avenge/protect her, not AT her. S1-3A Rumple would never hurt Belle, not even to magically freeze her.
Protective!Rumple is my jam, so help me
But in S4-6 Rumple starts hurting Belle– first emotionally by using her as an unwitting alibi for murder, then freezing her so he can plan a murder spree, then manipulating her into giving up the dagger, her “only protection” from him, then he did good as Hero!Rumple in 5A but took back the Dark Curse and would rather literally go to hell than tell Belle the truth about that. In 5B he tells Belle he loves the dagger and won’t give up his power, not even to save her from the eternal burning hell of the Sleeping Curse. And then we get 6A, where he escalated to Lifetime TV-movie-of-the-week evil to the tune of imprisonment, stalking, handcuffing and tracking, threats, and he juuuuust steps back from directly physically harming her and their baby. That’s really, really, really dark. Ain’t nobody justifying that.
*loudspeaker crackle* Dark One, please stop terrorizing your pregnant wife and come to the circulation desk. *loudspeaker crackle*
WHY the writers made Rumple Extra Dark And Nutty ™ even though we all would rather the Bitter Shell with Gooey Marshmallow Filling ™ flavor is a mystery. But for me, the question becomes:
Why did Rumple go off the rails so badly in 6A?
What can he do to ensure he never tries to hurt Belle or Gideon again?
If Rumple went bad because he was having a mid-life crisis/slo-mo anxiety attack over a late-in-life baby, then hopefully him making good decisions for his family throughout 6B, especially in the finale, shows that he’s truly changed for the better. But if Rumple became a Cautionary Tale in 6A because of the Dark Curse, then he needs to give that shit UP because otherwise, there’s no guarantee he won’t be super-stressed over [plot of the week] and hurt his family again. Clippy!Rumple popping up in the finale and telling Rumple to do the wrong thing was a bad sign to me because that intimated that Rumple is dealing with Voices Telling Him To Do Bad Things on a regular basis. If so, he needs to find a way to either mitigate that (anti-magic cuff? modern medicine? cognitive behavioral therapy? primo weed?) or destroy it entirely (TLK).
How silly was this scene to film without FX, though?
I would have very much liked a TLK because it’s an obvious, visual way to show that Rumple has chosen love over power once and for all, but Rumple telling Clippy!Rumple AND the Black Fairy to fuck directly off even when they offered him love and power at the cost of hurting his family was good enough for me. Plus, now that Rumple made the right decisions for a while he seems to be part of the Charming-Mills family– and that may give him the support network he needs to help him if there are magical shenanigans that may tempt him towards the dark side again. Regina, Hook, and possibly even Zelena whacking Rumple upside the head and telling him to think twice about being shady may actually help him at this point. Rumple has what he’s always wanted– a family. A big, messy, obnoxious, magical family. That’s good enough for me, and why I’m tempted to quietly avoid S7.