I JUST BUMPED INTO RICHARD ARMITAGE ON THE WAY BACK FROM CLASS DON’T FUCKING TALK TO ME RIGHT NOW??????
???????? I LOOKED UP AND HE WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME WALKING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION SO I STOPPED AND LEGIT GAPED FOR LIKE 10 SECONDS WITH AN “OoO” FACE CUZ MY BRAIN SHORT-CIRCUITED I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY AND HE SAW ME AT THE SAME TIME AND MY FACE MUST’VE LOOKED HELLA WEIRD BECAUSE HE JUST STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS, TOOK HIS HEADPHONES OFF AND WAITED FOR ME TO SAY SOMETHING WITH A REALLY CONCERNED LOOK ON HIS FACE
And then finally I managed a “…Richard Armitage?” like what the fuck who else could it fucking be wow good job X-O and he was like Yeah! And I told him I’d met him at the Proust reading~ And then he shook my hand (he initiated the handshake UwU) and I said bye and told him to stay warm and he was like “Oh my gosh you too!” and we went our separate ways AND THEN I GOT RAN OVER BY A TRUCK BECAUSE I WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION TO WHERE I WAS WALKING ANYMORE. (Edit: Due to concerned comments I’d like to point out that this is a hyperbolic embellishment and I didn’t actually get run over.)
OH MY GOD
He was wearing a bright blue beanie and had headphones on and a brown jacket and maroon pants and (if memory serves) A FREAKING BACKPACK WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE BADGES ON IT OR SOMETHING AND LOOKED LIKE A COLLEGE KID OKAY I’M GONNA CRY WE’VE NEVER SEEN HIM DRESSED SO CASUALLY BEFORE I SWEAR TO GOD. ALSO, STUBBLE. (Don’t quote me on the backpack thing because my memory is hazy and it could’ve been a backpack or just the back of the jacket but there were badge-like things)
I’VE ONLY JUST CALMED DOWN ABOUT OUR LAST MEETING AT THE Pinter/PROUST thing UGH STUPID ASSHOLE HOW DARE YOUUUUUU
I didn’t ask for a photo or any autograph because, let’s face it, it was freezing outside and raining and windy and the ground was gross (NYC snow is the worst); and I feel uncomfortable about asking celebrities to do that stuff when they’re not at a specific event for it; besides, I got both those things and a hug at the live reading so it’s all good~
I had an umbrella and was walking with my head down most of the time, navigating the puddles of slush, and just happened to look up when he was 2 steps away what are the chances omg DON’T TALK TO ME