liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike. let’s talk about their reactions here? because i 100% believe in my filthy trash bin of a heart that this episode was the point of no return for parker and eliot both, the point at which they both realised holy shit i am in way over my head.
look at those reactions. like, it’s not simple relief, it’s relief and *total fucking whelm*. and neither eliot nor parker has–allowed themselves, maybe, the relative luxury of just thinking about what someone means to them. because it’s always been a liability. for eliot, caring too much about people would just be something that someone could use against him; for parker, it’s what archie’s cautioned her against a million times: we don’t get involved.
and worse for both of them, really, is that they’re not–not too caught up in a job, not too wrapped up in their own reputations or…or things that could be forgivable, really. things that they could realise and chide themselves for and then pull back from, do better. no, instead they’re both of them way overinvested in another person, in a person who could be hurt, who could be taken from them because they weren’t good enough or fast enough or–or just because sometimes you lose.
parker and eliot have always been aware of when they should cut their losses and get out. but this–this isn’t an acceptable loss. maybe neither of them can say the word love just yet, even to themselves, but this is where they realise it.
hardison doesn’t die, but he comes back to life anyhow, and when he does, the whole world changes.
Imagine turning down a marriage proposal from Chris. You thought you’d made it clear from the start that marriage was not something you’d ever be interested in - it’s old fashioned, and just not your style. He thought that since you’d both been so happy and in love, he may have changed your mind. But he didn’t. You do love him, and would stay with him as long as you’re both happy - but not as his wife.
A pretty character that belongs to a pretty person, @luciasatalina !!! A little gift from me to show how absolutely I love the design and every idea she has told me about concerning her OC! She’s such a cutie and needs to be shown a lot to everyone~!
Any of y’all live near Columbus, OH and want to play board games on October 30? A little place called Kingmakers is hosting my birthday party. It’s a board game parlour and I figure it’s big enough to accommodate more than just the people I know are coming. So if you want more deets just let me know.