anonymous asked:

Jahan au + applying for college


i mean technically i’d like you to add whether you’d like it to be short or standard but whatev. if you don’t specify it’ll probably default to short sorry not sorry.

[read from the beginning]
  • robomom and ajax have been working hard on college apps for weeks
  • every time he tries to bring it up to his moms shaw leaves the room to “go work out” aka punch a training dummy to death
  • and root just sniffs and doesn’t meet his eyes and is like “well you don’t have to go to college to be successful, honey. and even if you did i could always put you in any school you wanted to be in, there’s no point in actually applying…”
  • “moooom i wanna do it on my own. plus you know i could hack in by myself, i’m not a baby anymore.”
  • it’s not that he really even wants a college degree, he just wants to try out this whole “being normal and boring” thing as root says
  • plus charlie is going to the university of washington
  • which totally has no influence on his future plans
  • none at all
  • the machine ships them pretty hard, so she offers a simple solution
  • apply to washington university, take some classes and enjoy life, and if that doesn’t work out…
  • “you’d let me join the west coast team?”
  • “I Am In Need Of An Analog Interface”
  • “what about mom? wouldn’t she be…upset?”
  • “She Will Always Be My Primary Interface. But She Cannot Be Everywhere.”
  • ajax shifts uncomfortably. he’s still a pacifist. and he’s still not a huge fan of guns.
  • “i don’t see how i could be a very useful interface. i’m not like my moms, or john or carter. even harper is more coordinated than me. and i could never hurt anyone, ever.”
  • the machine make a comforting noise, similar to one root gave him when he was a child. “This Is True. But You Can Still Be Of Use To Me, While Remaining Safe And Protecting Others. You Would Not Have To Compromise Your Code.”
  • ajax is understandably skeptical. “how?”
  • “Not As An Interface, But Perhaps As The Admin.”
  • a hopeful grins creeps onto ajax’s face
  • on the other side of his bedroom door, shaw holds root’s hand in a vice grip, while root covers her hand with her mouth

Thank you to Sarah Shahi for her amazing portrayal of Sameen Shaw. No one else could’ve brought this character to life the way she did. Shaw is such an important and complex character. Not only is she a WOC (Persian) but she’s also bisexual and has a personality disorder (and was never villainized for it). On top of all of that, she’s a hero. I could gush about her all day, she means so much to me. She’ll forever be my favorite tv character of all time and I’m so thankful she exists. She is literally everything I wanted in a female character plus more. And thank you to Jonathan Nolan for creating her. ಥ‿ಥ


You always thought there was something wrong with you. Because you don’t feel things the way other people do. But she always thought that was what made you beautiful. She wanted you to know that if you were a shape, you were a straight line. An arrow.    ~X~