……he hasn’t eaten or slept in three days so he ascended to the ultimate form of Grump.
Edit: I forgot to add that I was listening to “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” and “Hero of Rhyme” on repeat the entire time writing this. I needed to capture the mood of how absolutely stupid this chapter is.
Ford was walking through the halls of the McGucket’s new shed well past midnight when he noticed a light coming from an open door. When he looked into the room, something fall against him. He was alarmed until he noticed it was just Fiddleford and was relieved that the man just seemed to have tripped over himself in attempt to leave the room.
“You fainted…straight into my arms. You know, if you wanted my attention you didn’t need to go to such extremes.”
“Quiet, ya…ya-ya ninny…” Fiddleford said groggily lightly slapping Ford’s arms but not trying to pull himself from them. He was just tired enough to not care.
Ford chuckled and looked at the room he found the man in. There were scrapes and tools everywhere. Looked like something was starting to be built, but no where complete. “How long have you been at this?”
Fiddleford shrugged against Ford. “Donno. Been tinkerin’ wit the idea fer a few days and I think I got it down…” He yawned. “’ad ta get the idea down befer…before I forget it…”
“Nah, nah, Stanferd, not that…just wanted ta get the prefect part in place…and now it’ll move easier…” He lifted up his hands in a sort of praise to himself before wrapping them around Ford. “I can finish it now…”
“How about you finish it after you sleep?” Ford tried to walk out of the room with Fiddleford clinging to him.
The older man snorted.
“Yes, yes, I am telling you need to sleep. I get the irony here, but you are still going to bed. Now move your feet.”
I had to draw this out - it is undoubtedly one of my most favorite scenes out of the movie. I
was so impressed by Chris Pine during this moment because his acting was
so convincing. I liked his take on Steve Trevor throughout but he
really clicked as a character for me here. I thought these lines were
beautifully written, and his delivery was so perfect that it really
stuck with me while I was leaving the theater. I feel like this moment
alone is a beautiful example of their relationship.