otp: practically married

Andrew: “I hate you. Every inch of you.”

Andrew: *promises he’ll protect Neil*
Andrew: *literally agrees on anything Neil asks him to do*
Andrew: *gives Neil car, room and heart keys*
Andrew: *lets Neil drive his car*
Andrew: *buys Neil clothes*
Andrew: *kisses Neil*
Andrew: *lets Neil touch him*
Andrew: *asks Neil to stay*
Andrew: *blows Neil*
Andrew: *wraps plastic bags on Neil’s injuries so he won’t hurt them in the shower*
Andrew: *showers with Neil*
Andrew: *chokes Kevin for Neil*
Andrew: *fights a fed just to see Neil*
Andrew: *threatens Abby because she wanted to touch Neil*
Andrew: *helps Neil through his panic attack*
Andrew: *stops taking crackers dust because Neil said so*
Andrew: *chooses Neil over his brother*
Andrew: *answers Neil’s questions about his past*
Andrew: *breaks Riko’s arm for Neil*
Andrew: *lets Neil pull him in*

Andrew: “There is no ‘This’. This is nothing.”

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OMGOMGOMG.

When I was younger, I LOVED the Henry Rios mystery series. It was the first story I ever read that had a gay protagonist and was just awesomely written and–UGH, I tell you. I just loved this series.

So, fast forward to today. Practically Married came out yesterday and is doing pretty well. I was curious about the “also bought” books on its page so I was clicking through them when THIS caught my eye.

My story. And Henry Rios. TOGETHER.

*bounces off the walls*

Thank you, 365k, for helping lead to this moment. Without that awesome challenge, I wouldn’t be writing this much, let alone have a release advertised on the same page as Henry Rios.

https://www.amazon.com/Practically-Married-Faye-Larson-ebook/dp/B06XBJYH8P/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1488252889&sr=1-1&keywords=faye+larson

https://www.amazon.com/Lay-Your-Sleeping-Head-Mystery-ebook/dp/B06X9XC65S/ref=pd_sbs_351_13?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06X9XC65S&pd_rd_r=FQMH6TZC1NQ0GS5FZ05J&pd_rd_w=Lb4IX&pd_rd_wg=PEdGV&psc=1&refRID=FQMH6TZC1NQ0GS5FZ05J

10 Reasons That Carol and Daryl are Already [Practically] Married

1. They reunite like long lost lovers

To a first-time viewer or even a casual viewer, it would be extremely easy to mistake a reunion like this for a reunion between a married couple. Carol and Daryl’s reunion fit every description of a romantic reunion, and the reaction it got from the media and fanbase was way bigger than that of two siblings’ reunion. (Didn’t see this much buzz about Ty and Sasha’s reunion, or the Grimes’ reunion, or even Glenn and Maggie’s.) 

Hell, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, and Tara probably thought that they were witnessing the reunion of a married couple. Because what else can make Daryl, the guy they know as tough and stoic, forget about everything and everyone else and start sobbing tears of joy - than reuniting with his true love? As it’s been canonically proved, nothing. Only Carol.

2. They’re always the ones to reach each other

Daryl was the only one who got through to Carol in 5a. He was the one that noticed something was weighing her down, and cared so much that he put his heart and soul into reaching out to her, and trying to help her through it. In 5b, pretty much everyone tried to reach Daryl, but Carol was the only one he listened to. She said he had to let himself feel his grief, and he did just that. She reminded him that they weren’t dead, and he later reminded Rick of that - because Carol got through to him, and he listened to her.

3. They encourage each other

“Fuck the way it was.”
“We ain’t ashes.”
“We ain’t dead. Whatever happened, happened. We can start over.”
…..
“We’re not dead.”
“You have to let yourself feel it…I know you…you will.”

They are each other’s cheerleaders. Daryl encourages Carol when he knows she needs to hear it, and she does the same for him. They always try to be each other’s light.

4. He’s protective of her (even though she doesn’t need to be protected)

We’ve never seen Daryl this [over]protective of anyone else in the group. But Carol was the one he wanted to protect. Carol was the one he had on his radar. He sees a walker just starting to approach her, and instantly, he shoots it down. He sees Gabriel, this weepy, terrified, obviously weak man cowering from the walkers on a rock, and right away, Daryl’s first instinct is to step in front of Carol, and protect her from someone who he knew probably wouldn’t pose much of a threat - but he wanted to defend her from the terrified priest anyway, just in case.

5. Nicknames

Pookie - a term of endearment, something married couples do call each other, like “honey” or “sweetheart”, something my mother used to call my father. And I don’t hear anyone else but Carol calling Daryl “Pookie”.

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REASONS WHY I CAN’T GET OVER THIS SCENE:

#SHE’S ALL WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING HERE #HE’S ALL DAHHLING I HAVE THIS UNDER CONTROL #THE ANGRY CONCERN ON HER FACE #THE SMIRK ON HIS COS HER CONCERN IS ADORBS #LIKE A FRIKKEN MARRIED COUPLE #WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS GETTING YOURSELF HURT #BABY I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF #BUT WE HAVE A BABY ON THE WAY #YOU NEED TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF #HE’S LOVING HER CONCERN #SHE’S READY TO CLAW OUT EVERY WITCHES EYES #PLUS HE’S SUCH A POSER #HANDS ON HIPS ELIJAH SRSLY #ALL THE BETTER FOR WIFEY TO OBSERVE YOUR FLAWLESS!BOD #PRACTICALLY MARRIED TBH #BBS BE PERF


HOW TO INTERPRET THE DANCE SCENE:

hayley: it is weird being back here
elijah: not unpleasant i hope? (elijah!flirt)
hayley: not entirely (coy flick of the eyes i.e. hayley!flirt)
elijah: are you entirely sure you shouldn’t be here with us? (see: elijah actually asking, with me, not with us)
hayley: why elijah? (see: hayley actually asking, do you care about me, tell me the truth. give me a reason to come back) [elijah’s continued silence just pisses her off] because you don’t think its safe in big bad wolf country? [he wants to say, NO DAMMIT BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, but can’t] i’m not gonna sit in a rocking chair and knit booties. or haven’t you figured that out yet? [he wants to say THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT but can’t and now she’s even more pissed off] enter jackson!who who wins a dance by default.

this is what happens when married couples cannot communicate