anonymous asked:

Tony/Rhodey: 2 and/or 9

2. “You’re too good for this world.”

(I wanted to do both, but I had a bit of a struggle getting the second to work without seeming forced, so. Sorry it’s short.)


Rhodey shook his head as they left the party, hands shoved deep in his pockets. Tony kept the slight smile on his face until they were safely in the car, his new driver tactfully ignoring them and putting up the partition as soon as they were on their way.

Tony slumped back, yanking his tie loose, closing his eyes.

“You’re too good for this world,” Rhodey said, voice low, angry.

Tony peeled open an eye and peered at him. “Hm?” he asked.

Rhodey’s jaw clenched, teeth grinding. “This world,” he said, waving his hand expansively. “Of - of glitz and lies and-”

Tony opened both eyes and tilted his head to give Rhodey a twisted kind of smile. “Honeybear.”

“You’re better than them - than they want you to be.”

Tony sighed, tilting his head back again, eyes closing. “Maybe,” he said - not willing to agree or disagree. “But I know it, and I can use it.”

“You don’t-” Rhodey started, angry.

“Things aren’t so great right now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed,” Tony said, just a bit testy. “No one’s very happy with any superheroes right now, and I’m trying to make sure things don’t get worse, so.” He lifted his hand and gave a sharp wave. “I’ll lower myself to ‘this world’,” he said, almost mockingly.

Rhodey sighed, shaking his head. His hand settled over Tony’s, light and a bit tentative until Tony turned his hand over and linked their fingers.

“I just hate seeing you worn down all the time,” he murmured.

“I know,” Tony said, smiling wryly. “But it won’t last forever. And I can handle it. I’ve handled worse, over the years.”


Alex Danvers: You’re wearing my t-shirt.
Maggie Sawyer: Yeah. Is that okay?
Alex Danvers: That’s amazing. I mean, like, you’re in my apartment and it’s… it’s morning and you slept in my apartment and… and now you’re wearing my t-shirt and making coffee, and I can’t believe this is happening, and everything coming out of my mouth is very cliché.
Maggie Sawyer: It’s called being happy. Get used to it, Danvers.


» I am not a dancer, or an artist, or a hero. I am no longer a daughter, or a lover… victim or student or slave. I am, and will always be… someone’s assassin.

aesthetic asks:
• send me a fandom/character/etc. and i’ll make a picspam/graphic.
@runandremember requested elektra natchios.

i am 11 and i am sat next to a british
girl in maths class,
she tells me about her ancestors who were miners going on strike
and protesting against their working
conditions and wages,
my jaw falls,
i am in awe of their bravery.

i am 12 and i understand now what
britain’s colonialism did to the
i realise that they starved us,
forced us to speak english and beat
anyone who dared speak any of
the tongues belonging to their

i am 15 and i realise that europe’s world famous museums house
exhibits created by my people,
a symbol of our strength, courage
and culture they exotified and expolited.

i am 15 and it dawns on me that her ancestors shot mine in amritsar in 1919.

i am 15 and it dawns on me that her ancestors slaughtered mine in peshawar in 1930.

i am 15 and it dawns on me that my culture is running out of my veins and that my heart is beating today because of the resilience of my people and that i share the blood of life with this land and that my brown-skinned ancestors were braver and stronger than that girl’s could ever dream of being.

—  august 14th, august 15th // independence

» It’s time for me to face my responsibilities. I have to leave Smallville. I have to seek out the people and places that need somebody who can do the things I can.

aesthetic asks:
• send me a fandom/character/ship/etc. and i’ll make a picspam/graphic.
@elektranhatcios requested clark kent/superman.

One of the things I hate surrounding the dialogue of India/Pakistan/Bangladesh Partition is how people from these countries just blame the Partition on the British. Let’s have a conversation about how lots of Hindu leaders (Nehru) weren’t willing to make compromises for the Muslims which left a separate state as the only option for the Muslim leaders and population. Let’s not disguise the blatant Islamophobia in the leaders of (future) India, who had as much a hand to play in Partition as the leaders of Pakistan and the British.

I understand that yes, the British definitely capitalized off religious tension and exacerbated it to a large extent. But Indian leaders had lots of opportunities to preserve unity if they’d been willing to compromise to safeguard the Muslims and other religious minorities. Don’t throw the religious prejudice in our history and communities, which is a VERY large part of the equation that resulted in Partition, under the rug and put the blame on the British. It’s our fault too and we need to take responsibility for that if we want to move forward as one people, regardless of our nationalities.