“I think me and Fame are probably the closest. She just has an amazing heart, a heart of gold. She talks a lot, but when you need someone to talk to, she’s right there. She’s a great listener. We both have similar experiences. We have a similar aesthetic. It really meant a lot to me at the time. I see her as such a beautiful individual inside and out.”
teams: Neil and Matt, Andrew and Kevin, Aaron and Nicky, Renee and Dan, Allison and Seth, (additionally we can have Jean & Jeremy and Laila & Alvarez)
teams are all meeting each other for the first time (except the cousins + Kevin)
Dan and Renee are always in the lead, closely followed by Neil and Matt
Kevin is the most passionate and keeps pushing them to go farther but Andrew doesn’t give it his all unless he has incentive
Allison and Seth frequently come in last because of their arguing but they rock the roadblocks faster than half the teams
Aaron doesn’t care. Nicky is just happy to be there.
Phil asks the twins, when both teams end up on the mat at the same time, why they didn’t come on the show together and they look at each other until Andrew says “I would kill him” and Aaron says “he’s a dick”
they don’t comment on the amount of times Andrew looked like he was going to kill Kevin
everyone thinks Matt and Neil are dating because Matt is constantly hugging and lifting Neil up and kissing him on the cheek or forehead, neither deny it
Allison and Seth are always bickering, the other teams are all betting on when they’ll break up during the race
somehow Matt always ends up doing the same roadblocks as Dan and he starts to fall for her, no one can say that Matt allows his feelings to let her take the lead because she was already in the lead and doesn’t need help to stay there, but she hangs around Matt longer than she needs to at times
one roadblock has a knife throwing challenge and Neil makes it out first (only a minute before Renee), doesn’t even blink at how easy it is for him. Andrew stares at him the entire time.
there’s a detour with heights involved and Andrew tenses, Kevin waits with him impatiently and starts to complain when Matt and Neil show up and start to pass them but Neil notices something is off and stops to talk to Andrew, “hey if you can get to the top of the mountain I’ll tell you a secret”
both teams arrive at the top almost at the same time and later that evening when they’re waiting for their plane, Andrew corners Neil and drags him away from the cameras. Neil tells him that he and Matt aren’t dating. “Not good enough,” Andrew says and Neil sees the question in Andrew’s eyes. He tells him a story of growing up with knife training every night. Andrew doesn’t ask why, just nods and goes back to the other teams.
Nicky asks Neil if he’s planning to cheat on Matt with Andrew and Neil laughs before going back to Matt and laying with his head in Matt’s lap. Nicky is the only one who still thinks Matt and Neil are dating at this point (mostly because everyone has seen Matt’s heart eyes for Dan)
Allison and Seth break up when they lose a leg and Allison writes her number on Renee’s hand
Dan and Renee win, Kevin and Andrew are in second, Matt and Neil in third
it’s speculated that Kevin and Andrew come in second because Neil had whispered to Andrew before the leg “if you give it your all, I’ll make it worth your while” (Matt’s not even mad that this probably cost them second place, he’s just happy for them)
a couple years later Andrew and Neil return for an All Stars Couple race along with Renee & Allison, and Matt & Dan. Their original race is forever known as the Match Making race (even more so than the actual blind dating race because this one actually worked)
*if you’d like to listen to some tunes during this, i would just recommend the wreck of our hearts by sleeping wolf.. over and over again!!*
There was a
pounding ache in your head. It felt like a million pieces of your brain
shattering to the ground, falling apart into almost nothing. Your throat felt
dry and with the little strength within you, you swallowed the dry spit in your
was blurred and your memories felt cluttered – one here and another there. The
lights were bright in the room, too bright. The ceiling was staring straight
down at you. There were all these wires tangled around you, you felt paralyzed.
Nana is a big deal around these parts. As all villages must have a witch, the countrysides around must have fae. It’s the natural order and Nana keeps her fellows in check. She knows everyone and everyone knows her, fae or not. she knows more of other peoples business than she ought to, but this is for the best, really. She just likes to help, even if people don’t realise they have a problem yet. Its for this reason that she has so many children, and of so many different species and races. She just picks them up, the orphans, the abused, the unwanted and they become part of the clan. She would never steal a child from a happy home, bless my soul no. Anyway, stealing is such a ugly word. Nana would say she’s just helping.
She also has many of her own flesh and blood, but all but one have left home. her last child Breen has stayed home to bear the brunt of her mothering. She can be a bit overbearing at times, especially when his love life is brought up, but he loves her dearly and helps haul the produce for her stall in the village. Breen is a good boy for his mama.
Okay honestly getting my thoughts together and my emotions out of the way, I can’t be annoyed with the results. I really did want Sasha to win because she stands for important issues in the community and showed the judges she can tackle any challenge that comes her way. She really did deserve to win. I know Shea is still gonna slay in this world, she already is with this EP. This competition is more than just who won the most challenges, it’s represents the beauty of diversity and creativity and how we as a community can come together with love and respect. Condragulations Sasha!