revenge is an end not a beginning

To my boss - I can see this eating you alive.

My boss (we’ll call him Steve) is one of those guys who’s always attached to his email. Whether he’s at his desk or answering them from his phone, he will stop the conversation immediately and read the email. No warning. The sound will go off, he’ll stop mid-sentence, read and reply to every email. This annoys me. A lot. While going over a very important project (well into the $40-$50 million dollar range and long-term), I’m briefing him on talking points and covering the power point on the projector. A few slides in, he gets an email. Immediately Steve pulls out his phone and begins reading and replying. I’ve dealt with this for years, and this is where the revenge begins.

I’m on slide 6, and while he’s buried in his phone, I progress the slide to 13 and patiently wait for him to end. He looks up, oblivious to my trickery. Mind you, he has to present this within a few hours to top-tier business management, and this a project that we’ve been working on for months. I finish briefing him on the rest of the slides, we take lunch, and eventually the guests arrive for their briefing. Steve’s taking charge of the meeting, and I retreat to my office, where I can still clearly watch the presentation but don’t have to participate.

Steve’s hob-knobbing, talking our guests up, laughing and joking. As he’s talking to one particular VP, he gets an email, and in normal sh*t-lord fashion, he stops mid conversation and reads it. The VP did not like this, not one bit. He interrupts Steve’s email reply with a hand wave and a, “let’s continue.” This is where I get my second idea for revenge.

Eventually Steve gets to the power point presentation, yammering on like he’s the one who spent all the time on the fancy fly-in’s, formatting, research, etc… Until he gets to slide 7. I can see him pause, break his jovial manner, and begins reading word for word what’s on the slide. He’s no longer chipper and poised, he’s floundering. Little does Steve know that I’m about to launch an email war on his psyche that he is ill prepared for. See, since I’ve been in my office, I’ve been collecting all the emails that came in that needed replies, drafted the replies, and have them sitting on my desktop. I’ve CC’d Steve to every one of them, because I’m just that good of an employee. As he skips to the next slide, I send the first email. I hear his phone jingle. He pauses and instinctively reaches for his phone, throwing him off his presentation. He looks around, and then continues. A minute later, I send the next email, then after a short pause, the next… And the next… I can see him sweating bullets, his brain imagining some catastrophic failure somewhere in our building, in shipping, in product sourcing, etc… But he can’t check his emails without breaking from the presentation and pissing off the executives.

It’s still going on. I have about 8 more emails to send, and he has about a hour until he’ll be able to slink away and cower over his phone like Gollum holding the one ring.

I’m glad I went to work today.

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Let’s talk about the amazing components of Taylor’s music that aren’t lyrical:
- the riff in Long Live
- the opening melody in Superstar
- the heartbeat in Wildest Dreams
- the vocal range in Everything Has Changed
- the harmonies in This Love
- the expressive techniques in Better Than Revenge
- the dynamical drop in Love Story when the bridge comes in
- the slow build in Change
- the way Shake It Off makes you wanna MOVE
- the dramatic vocals in Blank Space
- the haunting use of echo in Clean
- the cassette click at the beginning and end of I Know Places
- the contrast of fresh acoustic guitar and echoed synthesiser in How You Get The Girl
- the way the eery cuts and shouts in Out Of the Woods creates imagery of flashbacks and memories
- THE ELECTRIC GUITAR IN STYLE C'MON TELL ME YOU DON’T GROOVE TO THAT
- the way that Taylor managed to capture the buzzing feeling off New York City into a song??? I found it hard to describe the feeling of that city for so long and she managed to produce it through music. hOW
- the fast pace of the lyrics in Holy Ground that just make you wanna go for a jog around the block!!!
- the feeling of bittersweet you experience when listening to Lucky One.
- the plucking of my HEART STRINGS IN NEVER GROW UP
- TAYLOR YOU ARE A WONDER

I AM PROUD OF THIS WOMAN

In the artbook of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith there is a concept art of Anakin and Obi-Wan interrupting their deadly duel to unite one last time to fight Mustafar beast.

It’s such a pity that this scene wasn’t shot. It would have end the questions like “Whether Anakin and Obi-Wan really wanted to kill each other since the very beginning of their duel?“

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ouat challenge | favourite character

Do you ever wonder if this constant pursuit for revenge is the reason we have no one who cares for us? I mean, when all this is over, and I know the Crocodile is dead, for good and all, I’ll have nothing to look forward to. My life will be empty. Revenge may sate you, but don’t misunderstand me my dear, it’s an end, not a beginning.

THE ULTIMATE SCOOBY-DOO MASTERPOST!

UPDATED! SOME OF THE MYSTERY INCORPORATED LINKS WERE NOT WORKING!

These are all of the series episodes, cartoon movies, and real life movies that are based on the adventures of Scooby-Doo and the gang.

SERIES EPISODES

Scooby-Doo! Where are you? *season 3 was cancelled

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The Scooby-Doo Show

Scooby-Doo andScrappy Doo/Richie Rich

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

ALL MOVIES

All Cartoon Animated Movies 

The Mystery Begins

The Curse of the Lake Monster

Scooby-Doo *click “continue to file”

Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed

Mystery Incorporated

I’ve added this to the end as it is the most recent series of the Mystery Gang and the way it is organized is much longer.

Season 1

Beware the Beast from Below

The Creeping Creatures 

The Secret of the Ghost Rig

Revenge of the Man Crab

The Song of Mystery

The Legend of Alice May

In Fear of the Phantom

The Grasp of the Gnome

Battle of the Humungonauts

Howl of the Fright Hound

The Secret Serum

The Shrieking Madness

When the Cicada Calls

Mystery Solvers Club State Finals

The Wild Brood 

Where Walks Aphrodite 

Escape From Mystery Manor

The Dragon’s Secret

Nightfright

The Siren’s Song

Menace of the Manticore

Attack of the Headless Horror

A Haunting In Crystal Cove

Dead Justice

Pawn of Shadows

All Fear the Freak

Season 2

The Night the Clown Cried

The House of the Nightmare Witch

The Night the Clown Cried II - Tears of Doom!

Web of the Dreamweaver!

The Hodag of Horror

Art of Darkness!

The Gathering Gloom

Night on Haunted Mountain

Grim Judgement

Night Terrors 

The Midnight Zone

Scarebear

Wrath of the Krampus

Heart of Evil

Theater of Doom 

Aliens Among Us

The Horrible Herd 

Dance of the Undead

The Devouring

Stand and Deliver

The Man in the Mirror 

Nightmare in Red

Dark Night of the Hunters

Gates of Gloom

Through the Curtain

Come Undone

Please let me know via ask if there is a problem with any of the links, you have questions about them, or would like to request another masterpost :) *please don’t steal, this took me forever and I’d really appreciate the credit, thanks 

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Captain Swan AU » In a land where no curse stole their happy endings, Princess Emma remembers a different tale, one that Rumplestiltskin rewrote after taking away her son.

On her quest to rescue Henry from the cruel wizard, she enlists the help of a pirate, and soon finds herself entangled in his plot for revenge.

As they traverse the seas of the realm, Emma begins to learn all his secrets, trusting him with hers in return, and finding herself drawn to him more with every passing day.

read the completed fic: [ff.net] [ao3]

mini meta: 5x10

the good thing i’ll say about the episode (aside from colin and jen’s acting + belle’s backbone) was that it set up a lot of parallels—and not just the one of emma holding killian as the curse was cast à la snowing in the pilot (rude) but parallels that have already happened with killian.

let’s take a look:

1. once again, killian is bloodthirsty for revenge 

2. in season 2, he believed he had nothing to fight for. emma was only a concept of a dream he’d never let himself have (he hated himself too much for that; never thought himself worthy, would rather spend his time dying the way he thought he was meant to). 

and now he believes that again—he feels betrayed. he is so hurt he can’t fight for it and he’ll do anything to push away his love (the roles have reversed). he knows that revenge is an end, not a beginning; but that’s what he believes he deserves, as the thing he hates most. he doesn’t get a happy beginning with emma anymore. 

3. he is willing to make deals with whomever will get him what he wants. right now, it’s the darkness, and in the past, it was cora, regina, greg, tamara. he didn’t care about anyone but himself and didn’t care who got in his way.

4. except that’s not true

when push came to shove, even when he had nothing left to fight for, he didn’t want an entire town full of people to die. he didn’t want to be responsible for mass murder. his conscious wouldn’t allow it. and it had nothing to do with emma—it was all him, living up to his code. he wasn’t willing to kill blindly to get what he wanted. 

and that face in the gif above, when he realized he was in over his head, is the exact same face he made tonight, when the dark ones appeared across the lake. that bloody hell he whispered was not awed, it was scared. 

IT IS BASICALLY THE SAME FACE, THE I HAVE MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE FACE

EVEN SO, before, in season 2, he didn’t immediately abandon his plans once he knew it was a bad idea. even when he knew he’d fucked up, he couldn’t stop himself, not yet. 

i keep saying it because there’s no other way to explain it, but he is a character who has to get right up to the edge of something to realize it. he doesn’t see what’s in front of him until the last second. 

it took right to the the edge of consequences for him to walk away from revenge. 

it took a back up plan and stealing the bean and looking out for himself and getting right to the edge of running away. 

it took a kiss for him to get him to the edge of his own heart, to understand what he felt for emma, what he’d done and would do for her, 

once he turned around, he never looked back. he was willing to sacrifice everything to make it right. 

5. it’s literally the exact same set up, and if the writers are going to do this right, it’ll play out the same way. he’ll get right up to the edge. killian will see how the dark ones loose on storybrooke isn’t want he wants, he doesn’t want emma to suffer, he doesn’t want to lose her, hurt her, and he’ll sacrifice himself to make it right.

6. and that’s when emma will set out to get him because he made her a promise of a happy ending and she’s gonna make damn sure he keeps it. 

Some common Nordic deities

AEGIR - God of the sea, brewing, prosperity, sailors, and weather.

AUDHUMLA - Goddess of motherhood, child-rearing, and home crafts.

Associated with the cow.

BALDUR/BALDER - God of the sun, reconciliation, gentleness, reincarnation, and harmony.

FREYJA/FREYA - Mistress of cats and a shapeshifter. Goddess of love, sex, childbirth, enchantments, wealth, trance, wisdom, good luck, fertility, writing, and protection.

Associated with the horse, cat, and amber.

FREYR/FREY - The god of Yule. God of fertility, love, abundance, horses, sailors, happiness, and weather.

Associated with the boar.

HEIMDALL - God of the rainbow, beginnings and endings, and defense against evil.

Associated with the bridge.

HEL - Queen of the Underworld. Revenge, fate, and karma.

IDUNN/IDUN - Goddess of immortality, youth, and long life. 

Associated with the apple.

LOKI - A trickster and shapechanger. God of earthquakes, fire, cunning, deceit, daring, and revenge.

Associated with the wolf and snake.

NJORD - God of the sea, fishing, sailors, prosperity, and journeys.

ODIN/ODHINN - King of the Gods. God of runes, poetry, magick, divination, storms, rebirth, knowledge, weather, justice, and inspiration.

Associated with the wolf and raven.

THOR/THORR - Protector of the common person. God of thunder, storms, law and order, strength, weather, and trading voyages.

Associated with the goat, oak, and lightning.

TYR - The bravest of the gods. God of victory, justice, the law, honor, and athletes.

Conway on the Norse pantheon - a selection from The Little Big Book of Magic.

But how fucking beautiful is Amara’s journey, really.

We saw her curious at the beginning, oddly fascinated with humanity, with her brother’s last creation. Then greedy when she began to eat souls, as if she wanted to keep her brother’s creation for her only. Then angry and resentful when her brother refused to show himself and listen to her. Scary, bitter and revengeful when she found him again. And then remorseful as she understood what her gesture meant. What death of creation meant - death of everything because Destruction is void of sense without Creation to counter it.

And that’s what she finds in the end. Balance. Equality in the face of all powerful Creation.

And it’s thanks to Dean Winchester.

I’m just. I’m so emotional right now.

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“Goodbye, sorry to everyone … I just can’t take it … all the thoughts … too many … make my head twist … I must have happiness, love, peace. Goodbye”

“no emotions, not caring, yet another stage in this shit life. suicide.”

“Society is tightening its grip on me, & soon I & will snap. We will have our revenge on society, & then be free, to exist in a timeless spaceless place of pure happiness. The purpose of life is to be happy & be with your love who is equally happy. Not much more to say. Goodbye.”

“This is prob. my last entry. I love myself a close second to [redacted] my everlasting love. goodbye.”

“The happiness is close, visible ending, end of the beginning of the halcyons.”

“Time to die, time to be free, time to love.”

“Today is the day I die!” Woooo!“

April 20, 1999 - April 20, 2014

15 years later on the earth plane, and on this day, we hope you have found that reprieve, Dylan. That ‘PEACE’ that you so craved to end your earthly infinite struggle. Here is hoping that your resurrection into the Halycons and beyond, into your next Existence (whichever door that may be in the Great Hall) is filled with everlasting love, peace and happiness. Absolution from your own self tormentations and forgiveness from the 13 victims of whom you projected your earthly pain and suffering on to. This day falling upon a date of resurrection is in many ways a bit like a phoenix rising from the ashes - for all fifteen, for their families and extended families and everyone else who have been affected by this tragedy in their own ways, like a multitude of ripples on a unfathomably large body of water. Peace out.

the real reason chara kills flowey

(undertale spoilers)

there are many different reasons why chara may have chosen to end flowey’s life at the end of the genocide route, but only a few truly make sense. after all, the player is never given any input when it comes to flowey’s death – chara chooses to slaughter him all on their own.

SOURCES:
genocide route: new home / flowey’s story
pacifist route: ruins / asriel’s confession


here is a rundown of all the possibile reasons chara kills flowey:

  1. flowey attempted to kill frisk (whose body chara shares) at the beginning of the game. 

    genocide route: new home / flowey:
    When I saw you in the RUINS, I didn’t recognize you.
    I thought I could frighten you, then steal your SOUL.
    I failed.

  2. flowey’s “kill or be killed” speech near the end of the genocide route suggests that he might be a threat to chara in the future. 

    genocide route: new home / flowey:
    Even after all this time…
    You’re still the only one that understands me.
    You won’t give me any worthless pity!
    Creatures like us…
    Wouldn’t hesitate to KILL each other if we got in each other’s way.

  3. after flowey realizes chara is going to kill him, flowey warns asgore in hopes of stopping or slowing chara down. had asgore listened to flowey, this last second betrayal could have sabotaged chara’s efforts.

    genocide route: asgore:
    Curious.
    I’ve never seen a plant…
    Cry before.
    … huh?
    You must be the one that flower just warned me about.


  4. flowey destroyed asgore’s soul to “help” chara, which ultimately cut off chara’s only way out of the underground.

  5. asriel ruined chara’s plan and got them both killed when he refused to harm humans.

although it could be a little of all of these reasons, number 4 and 5 are probably the most likely candidates. let’s expand upon those two reasons.


4.) chara kills flowey because flowey destroyed asgore’s soul to “help” chara, which ultimately cut off chara’s only way out of the underground.

in a last desperate effort to save himself, flowey  destroys asgore’s soul and claims that everything – all of his recent behaviour – had just been a trick. he tries to convince chara that he’s still on their side despite what he’d said and done only shortly before.

he wasn’t really pleading for help from asgore.

he wasn’t really doubting chara in any way.

it is an act that chara can most likely see through easily. flowey made it clear that he was terrified of chara, and he had nothing left to offer chara anyway; he had outlived his puzzle-solving use. 

for whatever reason, flowey chooses to destroy asgore’s soul. not only had flowey become useless to chara, his actions prevented chara from reaching the surface in this route. now, it’s possible chara may have not wanted asgore’s boss monster soul, but flowey’s interference was unnecessary and unprompted, limiting chara’s options.


5.)  chara kills flowey because asriel ruined chara’s plan and got them both killed when he refused to harm humans.

back when they were still alive, chara’s plan involved using asriel to absorb their soul, become a powerful beast, and destroy humans, under the guise of bringing chara’s body to the golden flowers they wanted to see. then asriel would absorb six more human souls to become godlike. it is unknown whether chara intended to have the rest of humanity wiped out after that. it is also unknown whether chara had any idea that they’d remain conscious inside of asriel once their soul was absorbed.

it turns out that chara and asriel had split control over asriel’s body once he absorbed chara’s soul.

in the end, chara wanted to use their “full power” to destroy the humans from the village. however, asriel couldn’t bring himself to harm anyone – instead, he was able to will the body to smile and then walk back to the underground, carrying chara’s body with him. sharing a body, they both met their end in the garden. 

it makes sense that chara, who planned meticulously and died in the worst way possible for the sake of the plan, would have been extremely annoyed when asriel suddenly pulled the plug on it. all of chara’s efforts were wasted and they ended up dead. flowey seems to come to this conclusion as well.

“back then” most likely refers to when asriel got them both killed. immediately afterwards, flowey tells chara to back off and that “this isn’t a good idea anymore”. as it turns out, chara heard asriel say something very similar on their deathbed:

chara probably didn’t feel like trusting flowey and making the same mistake twice. it is likely that chara saw asriel’s choice as the ultimate betrayal. it is feasible, then, that this betrayal might be the reason chara wants to eradicate monsters now, too – or, at least, it may have been what caused chara to feel indifferent about the monsters’ slaughter. perhaps asriel became just another thing that chara felt the need to take revenge against.


TL;DR

what if the reason chara kills flowey so mercilessly (after flowey cries and begs them not to kill him) is actually because asriel ruined chara’s plan? 

after chara almost had their revenge against humanity – a revenge they died a slow and agonising death to achieve – asriel was the one who stopped chara from killing any humans. asriel got himself and chara (both sharing the same body) killed in the process, completely wasting chara’s efforts. asriel’s kindness was the reason the plan failed. and in the end, flowey’s offer to "be useful” to chara was too little too late. 

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Hey guys, here’s a glance to the work process for Hinterkind  #13 cover (thumb roughs, then inking and then colors…) - release in Feb 2015 - Vertigo.
This one was winking to “thriller movie poster” style, with a big bite of the action taking place in Paris (“Un pastis s'il vous plait ! ” “Oui monsieur !”)

Preview of first pages is available here :
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=24903

“Step back in time to before the deadly plague that almost wiped out mankind took hold in “A Diary of the Plague Years” part 1. From the streets of New York to the boulevards of Paris and the mountain strongholds of Afghanistan, the beginning of the end starts here as the Sidhe prepare to unleash their long-awaited revenge. War has been declared – and we have already lost!”

Story by Ian EdgintonArt by Francesco TrifogliColors by Cris PeterLetters by Dezi Sienty



4.13 'Unforgiven' - Press Release

THE CHARMINGS ARE PAWNS IN THE QUEENS’ PLANS,

ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Kristin Bauer van Straten (“True Blood”), Merrin Dungey (“Revenge”) and

Victoria Smurfit (“Dracula”) Guest Star

“Unforgiven” – David and Mary Margaret suspect Cruella and Ursula have come to Storybrooke looking for something more than their own happy endings – something that threatens to reveal a secret they thought was long buried. Emma begins her own investigation of Cruella and Ursula, but she can’t shake the feeling that her friends and family are keeping something from her. Regina and Henry continue their search for the Author, turning to Pinocchio and Marco in the hope Pinocchio might remember a clue that will help them. Meanwhile, in a flashback to Fairy Tale Land, Snow and Charming cross paths with the Queens of Darkness as the threat of the Evil Queen’s Dark Curse hangs over all of them on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

           Guest stars include Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Merrin Dungey as Ursula, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jakob Davies as Pinocchio and Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent,

                 ”Unforgiven” was written by Andrew Chambliss and Kalinda Vazquez and directed by Adam Horowitz.

FUBAR

Summary: You and Bucky are returning from a mission and can’t wait until you get to the tower to heat things up… but it doesn’t end the way either of you thought it would…

Based on the following request:

So it’s sort of like the sex scene in “Show me how rough” I think. Bucky and the reader are having sex in the plane and they have to be very quiet. BUT there’s orgasm denials for both of them…..then later at night, they have revenge on each other?

Author: buckysplums14

Pairings: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1672

Warnings: mission at the beginning, language, SMUT, unprotected sex, orgasm denial

You ran back to the Quinjet, the building behind you coming down in the explosion.

“We gotta get outta here, Cap!” Sam yelled in the com as he flew above you.

“Everyone get back to the jet, the mission’s FUBAR at this point!” you heard Steve say into the com.

Suddenly there were gunshots on your left and you saw Hydra agents falling to the ground. You stopped and looked over to your other side to see who’d saved your life.

You felt your heart drop in your chest and sighed… it was your boyfriend, always watching your back.

“Thanks Bucky.”

“Let’s get moving!” he ran over to you and grabbed your arm, both of you heading back to the jet. As you approached bullets flew past your heads and Steve stood at the entrance, shooting past you and screaming:

“C’mon! Let’s go!”

“We’re-“ Bucky was interrupted when a bullet grazed his calf and he turned around to shoot the Hydra agents on your tail. “We’re moving as fast as we can, asshole!”

You both got in and Steve closed the door behind you. “Sam, I’ve got ‘em. Take us up!”

The jet took off and after a few minutes you were all safe again.

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IN STORES THIS WEEK!

the ‘when it rains it pours’ edition! 

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #27- the last issue before Guardians on Knowhere!

POWERS #3 (MR) - the bodies keep piling up as Deena is faced with an unsolvable crime, and Walker loses it.  or as Sharlto said when he read it: we HAVE to do that on the show!

ULTIMATE END #1 SWA - the beginning of the end of the beginning. bagley at his very very best. 

 UNCANNY X-MEN #34 - Dazzler’s revenge! Anka brings the thunder.  

 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 04 VS SHIELD 

This is the ‘Saw III’ generation, making its own real-life revenge porn, and it has to stop—because we are all diminished by it, and because, once it begins, this kind of copycatting has no end.
—  Jon Lee Anderson on performance terrorism: http://nyr.kr/1jMcHfb
Owari no Seraph Chapter 39 Thoughts

My favorite part of Owari no Seraph chapter 39 was the difference in Yuu’s behavior towards Mika. This is not the Yuu we knew at the beginning (for example right here) who was completely driven by revenge to the point where he didn’t care a single bit about anyone else or their safety and wellbeing. Yuu was being goofy and happy-go-lucky to the point where it started to annoy Mika (good heartedly of course). However the most fascinating bit was when Mika exclaims: “You haven’t changed a bit since we were kids!” We as the audience know that isn’t true. Yuu has changed dramatically since they were kids, but he isn’t about to show that to Mika. In a sense, I feel like Yuu knows they have switched roles. Mika kept Yuu on the right track when they were kids, and enabled their survival. I think Yuu has definitely sensed how close Mika is to completely losing it to his anger at their situation, and Yuu understands that feeling more then anyone else and is now determined to keep Mika on the right track and he’s doing that by exuding the warmth that Mika so desperately lacked. That’s why Yuu repeatedly reminds Mika that they are together, and that Mika no longer has to take on everything by himself. This doesn’t mean that Yuu is lying, or putting on a mask, but he understands what role he needs to play right now in supporting Mika. These are two guys who have been manipulated and been completely controlled by outside forces and changed in some ways by those experiences, however their determination to stick together no matter what has changed them is amazing. Mika doesn’t think Yuu understands the gravity of the situation, but Yuu is really all too aware, and also knows how to respond on a personal level, which is nothing but accepting and loving. Mika has lost that “personal level response” during their time apart, but you can see that even though he’s rusty, he’s also trying to put those pieces back together. 

God I love these boys and their relationship.