You’re supposed to be my paddle. I am. Did you just smell me? I was worried you were dead. I feel like I’ve dragged you into my world. I got here on my own.But I appreciate the company. I’m your friend, Will. I don’t care about the lives you save, I care about your life. I’m as alone as you are. You never condemned me. Even under oath. You’ve always been my friend. I wanted to dispel your doubts once and for all. My doubts about what? Me. I want you to believe in the best of me, just as I believe in the best of you. I don’t want to kill you anymore, Doctor Lecter. Not now I finally find you interesting. With all my knowledge and intrusion I could never entirely predict you. I can feed the caterpillar. I can whisper through the chrysalis but what hatches…follows it’s own nature and is beyond me. Problem solving is hunting. It’s a savage pleasure and we’re born to it. A pleasure we can share. You must understand that blood and breath are only elements undergoing change to fuel your radiance. An imago is the image of a loved one, buried in the unconscious. Carried with us all our lives. We could disappear now. Tonight. I let you know me. See me. I gave you a rare gift…but you didn’t want it. Didn’t I? I forgive you Will. Will you forgive me? I do feel closer to Hannibal here. God only knows where I’d be without him. Hannibal. I forgive you. You cannot control with respect to whom you fall in love. I’ve never known myself as well as I know myself when I’m with him. Because he was my friend. And because I wanted to run away with him. If I saw you everyday forever Will, I would remember this time. I looked up at the night sky there.
Orion above the horizon and, near
it, Jupiter. I wondered if you
could see it, too. I wondered if
our stars were the same. I believe some of our stars will
always be the same. You entered
the foyer of my mind and stumbled
down the hall of my beginnings. Where does the difference between
the past and the future come from? Mine? Before you and after you.
Yours? It’s all starting to blur. You and I have begun to blur. We’re conjoined. I’m curious whether either of us can survive separation.I would have liked to have shown you Florence, Will. I want you to know exactly where I am. Where you can always find me. You’re family, Will. You called us Murder Husbands. Is your wife aware of how intimately you and Hannibal know each other? Is Hannibal…in love with me? Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for you and find nourishment at the very sight of you? Yes. But do you…ache for him? You turned yourself in so I would always know where you were. But you’d only do that if I rejected you. I need you Hannibal. Please. Going my way? My compassion for you is inconvenient, Will. I don’t know if I can save myself. Maybe that’s just fine. See? This is all I ever wanted for you, Will. For both of us. It’s beautiful.
The fact that we see Ardyn standing among Noctis and Luna and the bros as a welcome member of their family really means so much to me.
This is better than any OTP being confirmed canon. Ardyn was alone and walked with only himself and the influence of the daemons he saved so many from writhing inside him, refusing him the right to die. Fueling within him nothing but hatred and spite.
That must have been an absolutely traumatic and devastating way to live when all you wanted was to save people.
I have BEEN there. I have given EVERYTHING for someone who took ALL from me. And he stole from me, stabbed me in the back, and left me hurt, hateful, and bitter. Ardyn dealt with that on a massive scale.
if not for Ardyn I wouldn’t be where I am now. With hope and friends. Ardyn didn’t have it so good.
But this new art just…. it’s important to me.
Even from such ugliness and betrayal, you can find people who will fight for you, love you, and keep you close and protect you.
Ask me again why I love and cherish Ardyn fucking Izunia.
Mary: The pain is passed. And the air is lovely. But what did you want me to see?
Francis: I was thinking about your memories of us here, as children, and I have my own. It was mid-June, you were eight. We stood outside like this, but on the south lawn. We’d escaped the castle at night, it had to be dark.
Mary: We wanted to see the fireflies. Every year we’d try to catch them.
Francis: You always worried they wouldn’t come. And it’s true, some nights they would, some nights they wouldn’t.
Mary: And when they didn’t, I would cry.
Franics: I never worried. The thrill for me was in the waiting. With you. Look over the balcony.
Mary: Francis… You did this for me? Fireflies…
Francis: The world can be dark, Mary. And uncertain, and cruel. The only thing that really matters is that we face it together. Whatever the future brings, you are my light.
and there’ll be love in the bodies of the elephants too
i literally wrote this in like three hours when i should’ve been doing other things. its the product of many a conversation i’ve had with @phil-the-stone who is THE BEST!!!!!!!!! i love the santiago-peraltas and their inevitable-but-not-in-a-weird-way love story. the title is from 5 years time by noah and the whale which probs one of the most amyjake songs i have EVER HEARD.
They had exhausted ‘When I Was A Kid’ hours ago, and Jake
had won ‘Most Awkward Collar’ with his story about having to arrest Gina’s friend
Claire in an Olive Garden. Amy shifted in her seat, checked her phone and took
the binoculars from him.
“I wish these guys would do
something,” Jake complained as she watched their possible-perps (arsonists, maybe, definitely kidnappers),
“I hate boring criminals.”
“Shhh, they’re taking their trash out and – oh, it just
broke. There’s food cartons all over the sidewalk! God that’s a health hazard.
When will people learn to double bag their trash?”
“You’re so weird. What would be in your trash, Santiago? Doilies?”
She shot him a c’mon
man look, but decided to play ball. They were going to be here a while, in
his smelly old car with only each other and Taylor Swift’s entire discography
this is a “we got married in vegas” jakeamy au that i wrote for @phil-the-stone. the actual prompt was “we accidentally got married in vegas”, but i’m not sure how much of an accident this is. they’re very drunk. happy birthday phil, you’re the best person in the world!!!!! the title is from big deal’s in your car!
They’re there for Charles’ 44th birthday – “matching double digits!” he offers as
way of explanation – and they’ve been engaged for exactly twenty three days.
Jake makes Amy leave her Wedding Binder at home.
“But the flight-” she says as they are about to leave and he
stops her with a “binder, Amy!”
“Ah-da-da-da-da, no. On the flight you will be watching Die Hard on my portable DVD player-”
“What is it, 2007?”
“Rude – and you will also be engaging in the greatest
drinking game known to man – Drunk Boyle Bingo.”
She presses her lips together like she’s supressing a
protest. He kisses her nose.
“Put the binder down, Santiago.”
She huffs as if it’s physically painful to her, but lays the
Wedding Binder down carefully on the coffee table.
“I’ll miss you,” she says longingly as Jake grabs her hand
and pulls her from the apartment.
something good can work - two door cinema club // i wanna be your boyfriend - ramones // let’s call the whole thing off - ella fitzgerald & louis armstrong // anyone else but you - the moldy peaches // in your car - big deal // too much to ask - arctic monkeys // maps - yeah yeah yeahs // xo - beyonce // you r in love - taylor swift // slow show - the national //