reese x fusco

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PERSON OF INTEREST APPRECIATION WEEK:

↳ Day 3 [Favorite Dynamic(s)]: In which I can’t really choose. 

Bonus: 

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ShootWeek: Day 4 ↳ favorite Shaw friendship(s)

poi: *finale has root’s body mysteriously missing and the entire series ends with sameen shaw smiling the biggest smile we’ve ever seen after getting a call from the machine and said call was never heard by the audience while tm!root says ‘and maybe this isn’t the end at all’*

me:

  • Shaw has called Root hot and admires her gun handling skills
  • John has called Root pretty and praised her kidnapping skills
  • Zoe said she was cute and knew the picture of Turing’s husband was fake becase she picked up gay vibes from Root
  • Fusco said she has a big brain
  • Harold thinks she’s brilliant
  • Greer wanted her on his team
  • The Machine chose Root as her analong interface and imagined everyone as Root
  • Samaritan agrees that Root is pretty

I’ve never seen a show where everyone praises a character as much as everyone praises Root

the other high school au
  • root’s the cool leather jacket lesbian and shaw’s the ap bio nerd
  • very cute, but very focused on school (she’s going to be a doctor) and very not interested in dating
  • root rides her cool gay motorcycle to school. she’s very Dramatic. she does theatre and she’s REAL good at it. everyone’s low-key in love with her
  • does shaw try out for theater bc root is going to be one of the leads in romeo and juliet?
  • root is romeo
  • shaw is staring anxiously at the sign up sheet
  • john stands next to her
  • “the closet you’ve gotten to acting in this play is the report you did on it freshman year”
  • “yeah, so?”
  • “you said it was anti-feminist garbage. you said it romanticized suicide. your rant took up two class periods”
  • “okay, first of,f it is and it does. but I could kiss root. root groves”
  • john is so done
  • he grabs the pen, signs the sheet for her
  • “john. you have to help me run lines. i’ll do you next three chem reports”
  • "five”
  • “four and you don’t mention a word of this to my mother”
  • “FIVE and I don’t mention it to you mother or the rest of our friends”
  • “…fine”
  • (somehow joss and harold and fusco are there opening night)
  • shaw doesn’t get juliet (something about her being too scowly for the director’s vision)
  • she’s cast as tybalt instead
  • but hey, she still gets rehearsals, which means time to hang with root
  • and they still have scenes together
  • she spends a lot of time glaring at whoever gets cast as juliet
  • spoilers: it’s martine
  • that’s the secret behind all the tension in their scenes
  • the director thinks it’s sexual
  • it’s actually pure unfettered rage
  • plus, root’s a really good actress
  • but root refuses to kiss her. absolutely refuses. martine’s not complaining. it’s the one thing they ever agree on–they figure out how to fake a really good stage not-kiss
  • root dips her. her hair covers their faces
  • they just glare at each other with their faces very close
  • shaw huffs. “she’s not even GOOD or anything”
  • john’s heard this speech about ten times a day
  • “she can’t even remember all her lines”
  • “i know, shaw”
  • “and she doesn’t even REALLY kiss root. root GROVES. what’s wrong with her”
  • (as if there’s another root running around the school)
  • “i know shaw”
  • “and another thing–”
  • root takes this time to walk by shaw and wave. “great job today, sam!”
  • shaw chokes
  • grabs john’s arm
  • trips over her backpack
  • john yelps. he gets dragged down with her
  • “john”
  • “shaw, please get off me"
  • “john she knows my name”
  • “shaw, please, people are staring”
  • “john. root groves knows my NAME”
  • he throws her off him
  • she just lays there. dumb smile on her face
  • “where was that smile when you were trying out for juliet, shaw?”
  • “shut the fuck up, martine”
  • okay but how about the day shaw’s walking backstage and runs into root rehearsing lines
  • root looks up, smiles
  • “you busy right now?”
  • shaw shakes her head
  • words are hard
  • “mind helping me run lines? it’s hard to sell some of this romantic garbage with /martine rousseau/ as a scene partner”
  • oh god
  • root groves wants her to read for juliet
  • shaw’s gonna die
  • oh dear sweet gay god
  • shaw sits across from her
  • root hands her the script
  • shaw doesn’t need it though. she just stares at root’s face.
  • root’s got her lines down pat–she’s good at EVERYTHING, it’s annoying–so she’s staring right back
  • jesus
  • those EYES
  • she’s never looked root in the eyes for so long
  • they’re so big and shiny and expressive
  • shaw forgets how much she hates this stupid play. root’s doing things with her eyes that are setting the butterflies in her stomach on fire
  • they’re like five lines away from the kiss
  • root’s looking at her like she’s never wanted anything else in her life
  • and THEN
  • the director calls the start of rehearsal
  • root leans back, and everything snaps back to normal
  • just root and shaw, not the star-crossed lovers
  • root smiles, pats shaw’s knee “thanks for the help. i think i’ve got it”
  • shaw’s like !!!!!!!!!!!!! she TOUCHED me ???????
  • then martine breaks a leg
  • literally
  • zoe morgan may or may not have arranged for such a thing to occur 
  • john, carter, harold and fusco may or may not have all chipped in to pay her
  • the director holds a cast meeting
  • breaks the news
  • says they’ll need to look for a fill-in
  • root’s like “how about sam?”
  • shaw’s gonna cry
  • everyone’s like oh god no. the director’s skeptical
  • root’s like “she’s got it, trust me. we’ve worked together before”
  • winks at shaw
  • all that talent, all that game, and she still can’t wink
  • “trust me! we’ll run a scene together, you’ll see”
  • they run a scene. shaw can’t stop smiling. she’s so smitten
  • the director wonders where the scary grumpy girl went
  • “im glad miss groves has been able to help you reach your true acting potential, sameen!”
  • shaw grimaces. “yep. acting”
  • the director doesn’t want to keep it a period piece. it’s gotta be modern
  • so root’s in a goddamn tuxedo for half the play and her signature leather jacket for the rest
  • leonardo dicaprio style
  • she also tries to ride the motorcycle onstage, but the director vetoes it immediately
  • shaw’s rocking the little black dress
  • then there’s the kiss
  • they never get to rehearse it
  • with martine setting everything back the rehearsal schedule gets weird and they just never get to it. the director assures them it’ll be fine, these things come naturally
  • so it’s opening night
  • the scene is coming
  • but like
  • they get too into it. they forget to stop
  • they just legit make out for like 20 minutes
  • dead silence
  • they finish the scene
  • the play ends
  • thunderous applause
  • everyone’s looking for them. the director’s trying to take a cast picture
  • shaw has barricaded the dressing room closed and is furiously making out with root
  • root pulls back, panting. “hey, this weekend, would you want to–”
  • “yes.” shaw pulls her back for more sloppy makeouts
  • root pulls back again. “you don’t even know what i–”
  • “don’t care. yes”
  • root’s smirking through the kiss
  • shaw is making her way to second base when the door starts rattling
  • root pulls away again. “unless you want an audience in about 30 seconds, you might want to get off my lap, sweetie”
  • shaw is very happily marking the shit out of root’s neck. “don’t care”
  • a voice from the hallway: “sameen?”
  • shaw freezes
  • “your mother might”
  • they try to make themselves presentable. they fail. shaw’s dress has an interesting tear where the slit is
  • root’s dress shirt has lipstick all over the collar