Nina wished Colm Fahey could march over to Jan Van Eck’s office and tell him to give Inej back or get a mouth full of knuckles. She wished someone in this city would help them, that they weren’t so alone.She wished Jesper’s father could take them all with him. She’s never been to Novyi Zem, but the longing for those golden fields felt just like homesickness.
okay but i’m re-watching scenes from old gilmore girls episodes and like people are kidding themselves if they really believe that rory loved her previous boyfriends even a third of the amount that she loved logan. like everyone likes to talk “deep connection and knowing who she is.. “ but none of that substitutes love? and i don’t care how you slice it the boyfriend she was most in love with was logan huntzberger. we saw that in the series and in the revival period.
More Things That I Thought Of Concerning The Mixed Up Charges AU (The AU Where Giotto Raises Xanxus And Ricardo Raises Tsuna)
- Xanxus kinda grows
up showing some Tsuna-like behavior, for all the wrong reasons: he is the
long-suffering Only Sane Person in the Giotto-Xanxus duo because Giotto is
- His greatest skill
is babysitting the crazy person/people. A.K.A he knows how to throw them
through walls and ignore their shit.
- Unfortunately for
him, that skill works half the time. Giotto may be an idiot and crazy but he’s
also a manipulative little shit with with an immeasurable stubborn streak.
He still develops Wrath Flames because goddammit Giotto pisses him off all the time.
After Xanxus gets adopted by Nono, he is content with leading the Varia because hey
crazy people his area of expertise thanks a lot Giotto.
- People learned
early on not to mention Vongola Primo in front of him because it’s a recipe for
Also, Xanxus swears to kill every little shit who wants to bring Vongola to
what it was back in Primo’s days because who the fuck wants a definitely perfect (in Xanxus’
opinion) Vongola to be like it was in the days of the fucker who keeps making
stupid faces at the people who keep coming and going through the manor?
Giotto’s horrible stubbornness and constant whining about how people ruined his
lovely family and can Xanxus pretty please with cherry on top take over? are the main reason the Cradle
- Xanxus is now
trapped in the Zero Point Breakthrough ice, it’s all Giotto’s fault. Both
because he nagged at Xanxus to take over and because Giotto was the one to
create the Zero Point Breakthrough technique.
- Giotto’s reaction
no.1: spend a couple of months throwing temper tantrums. Temper tantrums that
no one notices because only those who are charges of spirits can see the
- Giotto’s reaction
no.2: find Ricardo, grovel at his feet and ask him for help.
He grows up showing some Xanxus-like behavior: he does whatever he wants and no
one gets to have a say. Got a problem with that?
Ricardo is proud with Tsuna: just look at that little lion cub meeting your disapproving
glances with such carefree and manipulatively innocent eyes and smiles. Just
look at the little spitfire verbally wrecking you emotionally. You talk trash
about his mother? He’ll maul you with a spoon, smile prettily at any authorities
who’ll question him about it and get away with it- with a bag of candy and a
pat on the head, too!
Ricardo is kicking back and enjoying the life in Namimori. Quiet, no crazies
and most importantly no Giotto to annoy him. Even
the miniaturized black-haired, grey-eyed, Asianversion of Alaude following Tsuna around like a love-sick puppy
can’t ruin his mood.
- Not even Tsuna’s
mafioso of a father and his connection to the boss of Vongola can ruin his
Everything is all well and good until one day Giotto shows up sobbing and
groveling and begging him to help his charge. Goddammit not again.
It takes a few months of Giotto needling Ricardo and Tsuna to help. Tsuna
agrees. Ricardo is stricken for a moment before wiping away an imaginary tear
of pride when Tsuna says you owe me one to Giotto. Giotto the idiot promises Tsuna anything Tsuna
wants. Ricardo pats Tsuna on the head for a Distractingly Blinding Cute Smile
- Thus begin Tsuna’s
adventures which include but are not limited to: sneaking unnoticed into the
deepest parts of Vongola manor, discreetly mobilizing the Varia, stealing
top-secret files from CEDEF, planting false information in the Vongola’s
database and learning Zero Point Breakthrough.
- Tsuna is not seven
yet. Ricardo is so proud.
Tsuna is ten when he gets Xanxus out of ice. The Vongola is completely out of
the loop. Ricardo is appalled and denies ever being Vongola Secondo. Me?
Used to be a boss over these sissies? Never!
- Tsuna and Xanxus
completely hit it off from the first meeting. Granted: no one knows what
happened in their first meeting and how it went so they’re not sure.
A few years later when Reborn shows up in Namimori to tutor the ‘last’
candidate for Vongola Decimo’s position, Tsuna strolls past his neighbor three
doors down, the poor kid who was very distantly related to Primo and got suckered into being the Decimo
without a care in the world. The little shit thought that he could call Tsuna’s mother names
and get away with it, eh? The Vongola thought that they could make Tsuna clean
up their messes and then make him Decimo against his will and get away with it,
smile that appears on Tsuna’s face after these thoughts terrifies the tar out
of the passersby who see it.
11x08 “Just My Imagination” “Pretend friend. You’re not even real…”
Not going to lie. I teared up during this scene, because damn, I think Nate Torrence (I hope we see him again on the show, because I really really liked him and his character) did a pretty amazing job at delivering the sadness, hurt and worry when he realizes that Sam no longer needs him. And the thing is, Sully imo worked as a Dean mirror the entire episode - even if I may be the only one thinking that way. To me this was basically the turnaround scene to however the scene when Sam decided to go to Stanford must have looked.
While here Sully was trying to support Sam to go off on his own without the hunting life, Sam “rejects” or rather leaves Sully behind to be with his family and choosing hunting and his family over school. I wonder if a few years later Sam remembered this exact moment when he sent off the application letters for college and ultimately when he walked out the door and left his brother behind, who may have felt and looked just as devastated as Sully looks here.
“I don’t need you anymore”, that’s most probably the one catch phrase Dean fears more than anything else to this day. In a way that’s the problem in a nutshell. Sam growing up to Dean meant if he’s not needed, he’s not loved, he’s not worth anything, it’s failing. And well, there you have it again. Dean and Sully having something in common. Aside from the haircut, the love for candy and the “looking out for Sam”. I actually think Dean was so harsh on Sully to a good extent, because he recognized parts of himself in Sully, but saw Sully as the better version of himself who was there for people, was there fore Sam when he wasn’t. Whereas he knows that Sully “doesn’t have a monstrous bone in his body”, he thinks of himself of the opposite - after all it was the jawbone of an animal that turned him into a monster and had him almost kill Sam…
So yes, to me Sully and Dean were mirror characters. That’s not to say they still are also very different people, yet I feel there are more things connecting them than setting them apart. Most of all quite possibly to me the biggest parallel between them is that they both are kids at heart, Peter Pans, so to say.