when adam kissed him, it was every mile per hour ronan had ever gone over the speed limit. it was every window-down, goose-bumps-on-skin, teeth-chattering-cold night drive. it was adam’s ribs under ronan’s hands and adam’s mouth on his mouth, again and again and again. it was stubble on lips and ronan having to stop, to get his breath, to restart his heart.
Gansey always loses. Always. Even when he’s trying to be the one to start the game. Others would just ignore him and wait until he’s distracted enough to target him again.
Ronan always manages to get to Gansey first, even if he’s the farthest away from him. He could be standing at the other end of the room and he’d still be first to reach him. It’s because Ronan loves to be able to tackle Gansey to the ground without being lectured afterwards. And the ensuing hugs are nice too.
Over the time Blue developed some sort of Raven Boys Bullshit sense. She can always tell when her boys are up to something. The women of 300 Fox Way aren’t sure how she’s doing it except Gwenllian who says that back in the day she could always sense when her father and people from his court were being idiots.
pls take a moment to imagine a sleepy adam parrish in a hoodie and sweats that are slightly too long (probably ronan’s) so slip just under his feet, stumbling blearily through the barns until he finds ronan and wrapping himself around ronan and mumbling “you’re warm” into ronan’s shoulder whilst ronan runs one hand through his hair and the other one in circles up and down his back
say what u want about how romantic shakespeare is but i don’t think any thing he wrote will ever top
“adam parrish lived in an apartment above the office of st. agnes catholic church, a fortuitous combination that focused most of the objects of ronan’s worship into one downtown block.”
Adam thinking of Ronan’s crush on him, “See, Adam Parrish is wantable, worthy of a crush, not just by anyone, someone like Ronan, who could want Gansey or anyone else and chose Adam for his hungry eyes.”
“You want to see what i’m working on?” Ronan asked. All casual. “Sure,” Adam replied. All Casual.
“Unframed prints were tacked to the walls - a flier for some Irish folk band playing in New York; a vintage print of some children running on a faraway, older pier in a faraway, older country. It was so different from what Adam’s father had pinned to his work-space walls that again Adam considered Ronan’s admiration of him. Someone like him treating someone like Adam as someone worthy-”
The whole Day At the Barns, honestly.
In the Barns Chapter, Adam (current narrator) mentions Ronan’s eyelashes like ten different times like get a fucking grip, Adam
““Blah blah blah. Right, I know. Hey, look at that,” Ronan said. The two of them observed a beautiful woman standing by the garden section, attended by three male store workers. Her cart was full of tarps and hedge trimmers and various things that looked as if they might be easily weaponized. The men held shovels and flagpoles that didn’t fit in the cart. They seemed very eager to help. It was Piper Greenmantle. Adam said wryly, “She doesn’t strike me as your type.”
the part where Ronan pushes Adam around in the grocery cart and crashes them both into the BMW
the part where he breaks into Adam’s car to leave him lotion for his chapped hands, even after they’ve just fought.
“The scent of Cabeswater, all trees after rain, drifted past Adam, and he realized that while he’d been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.”
“It was possible that there were two gods in this church.”
Ronan leaving Adam a mixtape titled: “PARRISH’S HONDOYOTA ALONE TIME”
okay but gansey, blue, ronan and adam all get tattoos of the word “remembered” in honour of noah but they all add their own touch to it:
gansey’s looks like it was written out on an old typewriter. a small crown resting on top of the R with a few tiny stars scattered around it. ronan’s is in a simple bold font, jet black raven feathers falling around the word almost as if they were falling like leaves off a tree. blue’s is written in her own handwriting that she got the tattoo artist to copy, a whirlwind of bright blue lillies surrounding it. adam’s is also written in a simple font, yet it has branches and leaves growing off of the word, resembling the trees found in cabeswater.
because they may be the king, the greywaren, the mirror and the magician, but noah was a part of all of them, a part of all of their hearts. and he’ll always be remembered.
He caught Adam’s eye. When Adam’s mouth quirked, Ronan’s expression stilled for a moment before turning into the loose smile he ordinarily reserved for Matthew’s silliness. Adam felt a surge of both accomplishment and nerves. He skated an edge here.
When Adam kissed him, it was every mile per hour Ronan had ever gone over the speed limit. It was every window-down, goose-bumps-on-skin, teeth-chattering-cold night drive. It was Adam’s ribs under Ronan’s hands and Adam’s mouth on his mouth, again and again and again. It was stubble on his lips and Ronan having to stop, to get his breath, to restart his heart. They were both hungry animals, but Adam had been starving for far longer.
ya lit meme 1/8 OTPs → Adam Parrish and Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater)
Every beat of Ronan’s heart was an articulated part in a collapsing train. He grabbed Adam’s wrists. They felt frail, snappable, cold. The choice was death or hurting Adam, which wasn’t much of a choice at all.
I just think that he touches adam all the time and it’s not just a sexual or even necessarily romantic thing; it’s a “you’re here and important to me so I’m gonna touch you a lot because that’s one of the easiest ways for me to communicate” thing
when it’s really hot out adam will Suffer if they cuddle at night because ronan is one of those space heater type dudes. ronan insists on having like, one hand on him though (you know those people who need at least a corner of blanket on them to sleep no matter how hot it is - that’s ronan but with adam’s limbs)
speaking of summertime…..adam freckles a lot when he’s in the sun and ronan always has to point out the new ones when they appear. (”was this one here last year?” “idk why would I keep track of that” “wtf parrish you have the entire periodic table memorized and yet you don’t remember what your own shoulder looks like? freak”) (they’re both freaks)
I’ve mentioned this before but ronan is pretty much one of those dogs that doesn’t understand it’s way too big to sit in people’s laps
if adam ever gets like…a paper cut…ronan is THERE he’s like ok we need to fucking disinfect this let me help you
he also definitely DEFINITELY does the thing where one hand is sort of on the small of adam’s back sometimes when they’re in public together, not pulling him around or anything just making sure he’s still there (and to piss off homophobes lbr I could make an entire post abt the various ways ronan accomplishes that too)
(for his part, adam absolutely loves how freely and gently ronan touches. it’s completely unfamiliar and a little surprising to him at first - he’s gone a lot of his life without much in terms of positive physical contact - but after a few months of being with ronan he doesn’t know how he managed without it)
Aren’t you reminded sometimes of how Gansey was afraid “someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves” in TRB but then the second he finds out that that someone is Adam he’s all like “don’t break him, Adam”, like he knows Adam Parrish is the only person in the world who could break Ronan’s heart? And whenever you’re reminded of it, don’t you feel compelled to post it publicly so that other people may suffer as much as you’re doing?