spoilers: she won

Headcanon #9

artemis has a tattoo of a cartoon alien behind her ear from when she lost a bet with wally, and m’gann won’t let her live it down

anonymous asked:

I've been seeing some stuff lately (not here on tumblr, but elsewhere) about ppl claiming Yona doesn't deserve to be with Hak... like that she hasn't done enough for him to earn his affections or to be in a relationship with him. Idk it made me mad so I was wondering what your thoughts are about it?

‘Kay. I got this ask a while ago and couldn’t quite decide how to form an answer, so please bear with me as I try to put my thoughts into words. 

The entire idea that Yona needs to prove herself in some way or another to be worthy of Hak’s affections, to me, is ridiculous. For one, people fall in love for many different reasons, and just because Yona was a bit of an airhead and not a badass when Hak liked her shouldn’t mean squat. If Hak liked Yona for such a long time he obviously saw something in her that he appreciated and wanted to pursue. That’s his choice, so people making out like Yona needs to be someone worthy of affection or something are likely disregarding that Hak fell for her because, to him, she was worthy of his affection. Now, I get that a simple response here is that, “oh but Yona didn’t like him back so it wasn’t good for him to like her, etc.”, but again I think this has no root as Yona wasn’t aware of Hak’s feelings. She never led him on or toyed with him, she simply liked someone else, Hak never let her know how he felt, and she therefore never viewed Hak as a love interest. Hak himself knew this and still chose to like her and not move on. That to me puts all these “not worthy” complaints on him. He could have moved on to someone “more worthy of his time” but he didn’t. That was his choice.

From a different light, and after Yona flees the castle and Hak starts to be more open with his feelings, I feel that perhaps some people who hold this thought don’t so much think that Yona doesn’t deserve Hak, but rather that because she didn’t return his feelings right from the get-go that there’s an imbalance and “Hak loves her more”, or “she hasn’t contributed as much to their relationship”, or [insert similar thing here]. In response to this I just… arg, I dunno, it just seems silly to think that Yona has something to make up for. Yona just… wasn’t too into Hak in that way at the start of the series and both have had to grow to reach the stage they are at now in their relationship. People are allowed to not like other people romantically, even if said person is super nice and would love them unconditionally. That’s called having a choice. And Yona is allowed to not like Hak’s sometimes iffy advances and tell him to stop. She is also allowed to start developing deeper feelings when the two begin to grow and mature together as they face different trials and support one another. 

I just… don’t see where the idea of “deserving someone” comes into this at all. Hak and Yona are just two people who have realised that they enjoy each other’s company and support in a deeper way than friendship and as such have started to grow closer romantically. Yes, Hak has dedicated his life to being her guard and has supported her for a long time even though one could argue he didn’t get out of it what he wanted (that is, Yona’s interest) but again, that was his choice. I’m not trying to defend that it was the right choice, but blaming Yona for his choice and then thinking she needs to make up for it just goes over my head. I really don’t get it. 

I think that there was a point in time where both Mila and Yuri were pining for Otabek’s affection. And once the siblings found out about each other’s crushes, there were constant battles to the near-death. Of course, they had to be very discrete about their fighting. Like, imagine this epic montage with “One Way or Another” playing in the back:

  • Mila comes onto the ice rink with a flower she picked just for Otabek, and out of nowhere Yuri appears with this giant bouquet complete with little balloons and plushies.
  • Yuri expecting to get a ride home with Otabek on his motorcycle, but going outside with his bags just to see Mila putting on a helmet. Once she notices Yuri she promptly wraps her arms around Otabek’s waist and smiles sweetly at Yuri. This results in Yuri angrily calling Nikolai and telling him he needs a ride home, and he most definitely throws his phone at the ground after ending that call.
  • EVERY TIME the St. Petersburg gang goes out to dinner, there is ALWAYS a fight under the table between Mila and Yuri as they flank Otabek and vie for his attention. Georgi has lost count of how many times he’s been kicked (On accident, we swear Georgi), and Victor and Yuuri have had their drinks spilled across the table at least once a meal. Otabek pretends to be blissfully unaware of all the commotion.
  • Mila constantly trying to persuade Otabek to go into pair skating with her as a partner and Yuri subsequently trying to keep Otabek in Mens’ Singles to maintain their “friendly” competition.
  • Absolutely losing their minds when they think the other is getting too touchy-feely with Otabek. Constantly one-upping each other with “He told me he loves red hair!” “Well, he and I have pet names for each other!”

However, Mila notices how Otabek is when he’s with Yuri and realizes that, omg, baby brother and Beka were meant to be (and her new crush on Sara is a nice distraction), so she’s on board to try and set Otabek and Yuri up. She finally gets Otabek to fess up and tell her his feelings, and Mila makes it her mission to be the best Older Sister Matchmaker ever.

Spoiler alert: She totally won that title after she saw Otabek’s Snapchat story last night documenting his “date with Yura”. Yuri telling her all about his first kiss was some extra credit.

When I got to the end of chapter 142 where Kouren is saved from being shot, I was going ‘uuuuhhhggghhh!!’ because we don’t yet know what she will make of it, and I was thinking she will either:

  1. Suspect that Gobi and his cult of creeps was potentially behind it due to their hostility before and the fact that they don’t trust/like her at all and she seemingly knows this. 
  2. Suspect that the arrow was fired by someone from Kouka at the request of Soo-Won even though it wasn’t *eyes Gobi* which will make her super angry and not in the mood to meet up with him to talk, or…
  3. Suspect that the arrow was fired by someone from Kouka and it turns out it was someone from Kouka acting on Soo-Won’s orders, or perhaps even Kye-Sook’s orders (without Soo-Won’s knowledge). Gobi stalling Yona earlier was just a red herring, in this case.

No matter who the culprit turns out to be or who Kouren ends up suspecting (be it one of the above hunches or otherwise) I was thinking that, damn, Yona’s really going to have to pull out her persuasive words once more and convince Kouren that meeting with Soo-Won is a good idea(?) and that he really did agree to such a thing despite the arrows that are flying and the mistrust filling the air, and the others are going to have to back her up really well. 

Until I realised that Yona (whom Kouren never really trusted all that much, has seen and complimented on her fine shooting, and doesn’t know succeeded in getting Soo-Won to pause and talk to them) has just waltzed in after the attempted shooting… carrying a bow ( .__.)

Welp…