team angel coulby

ficlet written based on this beautiful edit by team-angel-coulby, starring Luke Mitchell as Jon and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Tish

The breeze off the bay chases the afternoon heat from Riverview Cemetery, and even in the half-sheltered hallway of the mausoleum, it sets Tish’s black dress fluttering around her knees. The lilies over her arm sway faintly, and the plastic wrapping rustles around the white roses I picked up at the grocery store.

Tish’s fingers trace the letters of a marble face plate sealing an urn in its little nook, the last in a row of five. “And finally, Nadia Nicolescu,” she says, and I remember startling green eyes in a worn, wasted face, preserved forever in a mugshot for solicitation. “Lord, grant her the peace denied to her in life.” She looks across the row of names - the five unclaimed dead among Abel Cuvier’s victims - and she says, “Most merciful God, please bless them and keep them, may Your face shine upon them, and be gracious to them. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.”

I’m not Catholic and I’ve never done much in the name of any of those people, so I don’t know if I’m supposed to say amen. Instead I start to unwrap the roses. The cheap plastic crumples loudly, and I stop.

“Thank you for coming with me,” Tish says, settling the lilies in the vase mounted at the end of the row.

I found these people in her father’s walk-in freezer. Seeing them to a decent resting place seemed like the least I could do. “Of course.”

Tish turns to me and holds out her arms for the roses. The plastic slides off easily in her small hands, and she starts slipping them in among the lilies one by one. “White for remembrance,” she says. “And for innocence.” She smiles faintly. “My mother spoke flower.”

“Excuse me?”

Ah, Laetitia, un lys blanc pour le souvenir, une rose rouge pour l'amour,” she says in a voice a few steps lower than her own. “The Victorians had a language of flowers. A purple hyacinth was an apology. A solid color carnation meant yes, and stripes meant no.”

“Did I bring the wrong kind?”

She smiles at me, soft and wistful. “No, you didn’t.”

“I wish you’d let me help.” I gesture vaguely at the five niches with their marble plates, none of which she let me pay for. She said her father’s life insurance covered it all.

“I can’t make up for what he did,” she says to the cement under our feet, “but let me try where I can.”

I shake my head. “None of that blood is on your hands.”

“Maybe not. But it was all over his.” She nestles a lily deeper into the arrangement, then clasps both hands in front of her. “And blood will stain every time.”

Yes. I know.

I reach past her to tug one white rose free from the arrangement. “This one’s for you.”

She gives me a very serious look.

“I don’t speak flower,” I say on a shrug. “It’s just something pretty that smells nice, ok? And it’s for you.”

For me too, maybe. For innocence.

When we leave the mausoleum with the first chirp of nightbugs, Tish is twirling the rose between her fingers.

note of gratitude

I wish that I could say “thank you” (and a lot more actually) to each one of you individually, but I will probably destroy someone’s dashboard, so instead I’m tagging you all in this post. I can’t describe how much I appreciate all the nice things you said in the tags/responses to my recent au gif fics.

This week was hell for me. I spent two days in the hospital and on my way out run into my ex’s sister who was kind enough to remind me that this weekend was supposed to be my wedding weekend. Add this to the fact that my family lives on the other side of the planet. Which is fine, but not really during the holidays.

Honestly by the time I got home on Wednesday I had one plan - eat ten dozens of cookies and sleep until New Year’s Eve. And then I checked my email.

Thank you for all the asks, IMs, mentions, all the “omg” and “how dare you”, “this is nice” and “i love this”, thank you for all the “never stop” and all the lengthy tags that made me smile so much it hurt. And thank you for that marriage proposal @yespleasehawkeye ;) 

You guys made me feel very special on that lonely Christmas Eve Eve. 

I have so much fun making those AUs for you and sharing my ideas with you. I can’t always respond to the tags, but I want you to know that I value everything you guys say and your words mean the world. 

Special "merci” to @lifeisbetterwithcoffee, @dust2dust34@emilybuttrickards. Corina, Bre and Jo, you let me bother you with my AU ideas and don’t murder me for saying phrases like “I’m probably going to kill Oliver next week”. All my love to you.

And a very very special “spasibo” to Anna, @screamlikeacanary, I don’t know if you remember, but you encouraged and inspired me to do this AU stuff when I first started a little over a year ago. Thank you. 

I hope that all of you are enjoying wonderful holidays with your families and friends.

Here’s to another happy year in olicity fandom. 

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REDJOHN-NYDEPP’S FOLLOW FOREVER

This post is to say to all of you that I’m following: I love you and you deserve to know it. It’s a pleasure to be following each one of you. Thank you for making my experience on this site so great. 

I guess that running a blog here without having people to follow you, reblog your posts and give you feedback is pretty much like talking alone to empty walls. For that reason, I want to express how grateful I am to my followers that you never let me feel that. Being able to express yourself and be understood is truly an underrated pleasure. As is finding you have something common with other people. I really appreciate it when you like/reblog what I post (and I’m not only referring to my original posts but all of them), because it’s like saying “hey, I like that too” and it makes me really happy. Also, I’m glad to say that some of you, though we don’t talk, I know in some way. Sometimes I’ll reblog a post thinking to myself that you’ll definitely like it (not as in clicking like but as in honestly liking them). And it’s amazing when I find that I am right. So, thank you for following me, even if you’re not in this list. 

I want to close this with a special message to my Mentalistas, because it’s the fandom that I have closest to my heart. And that’s not just because of my love for the show, but because of the people here as well. You’re all so welcoming and kind. What I love the most is how simple and selfless the love is. There isn’t such a thing as “I’m a bigger fan” or “a more dedicated fan”. There are no ranks. You don’t have to necessarily give something to the fandom (art, gifs, theories, fanfiction etc) to be acknowledged as part of it. All it takes is to simply say you love the Mentalist or reblog a couple of posts and you’re instantly cherished by the fandom. “It’s just a show” some people might say, but it’s like we’ve all lived through the events in this show and the common experience has bound us together. I don’t know how else to explain it, but it feels that way to me. So, thank you for making me feel like part of the fandom. You’re the best. 

Sorry this was so long, it’s the first time I’m doing a follow forever and I had a lot to say. I tried to include as much of you as I could. Some of you changed urls and I couldn’t find you. However if you haven’t changed your url and still don’t find yourself in this list, I’m really sorry. It does not mean that I don’t love you or that you’re not important. It’s just that you were probably not active for a long time and also because it would take a really long post to include all the urls. 

Love you all and Happy New Year! :)

A-E

@a-carnie-and-a-cop // @a-citizen-of-asgard // @adebors // @aliahmps // @anasophiarobb // @angrylittleprincesss // @beautywithin16 // @becauseitisjohnnydepp // @betweenthedarks // @brooklyn6666 // @bybyeblackbird // @cacklebladderblood // @carlaoliveira-cd // @carrdamon // @claryherondales // @crimson-ball-of-fire // @dailylilycollins // @dailypotc // @dailyrobertdowneyjr // @dailysnowbarry // @delphinescarol // @depp-daily // @depper-than-you // @deppfan // @depphiddleston // @deppication // @deppily // @depplover-forever // @depplyobsessed // @deppness // @deppody // @deppsbitch // @deppsleto // @deppslove // @deppsydoodle // @deppz // @dithy00 // @downey–junior // @dreamofdepp // @effyeadepp // @entwife-incognito // @everyrosethorn

F-J

 @favoriteintheworld // @few-times // @flashallens // @flyingbluebirds // @fuckyeaharwen // @fuckyeahhjohnnydepp // @fuckyeahjisbonbr // @fuckyeahrobertdowneyjr // @fuckyesjamesmcavoy // @furiosascitadel // @garmonica // @gifpotc // @goodluckteresa // @gorgeousjohnnydepp // @hangthecode // @hanniee1993 // @han-leia-solo // @i-am-the-bad-wolf-of-tatooine 
// @imteamkstew // @itdeppends // @itsjustdepp // @itsjustnoora // @jamesbarrie // @jamesfraserr // @janelisbongifs // @jdeppnetwork // @jisbon-caskett // @jisbonaddict // @johnnydep // @johnnydepp-savy // @johnnydepps // @johnnydeqp // @johnnysboots // @johnnysdepps

K-N

@katekaplans // @katestormborn // @kissmedepp // @kllyourdarlings // @krissteewartss // @leiaorgana-hansolo // @letdidier // @letsgetdowney // @liiveyourliife // @letters-from-t-he-sky // @liberation-and-relief
// @lilian-smile // @lililove87 // @lisbon-bon // @lisbonandjane // @lisbonisjanesangrylittleprincess // @lisbonteresa // @loopholes // @lovingjdepp // @mags-love4ever // @mandyrosask
// @mehntalsis // @mentalist-fan // @mentalist-fanatic12 // @mentalista-creations // @mentalistgifs // @merlin-gifs // @mr-stenchh // @mrandmrsjane // @mrandmrspatrickjane // @mrsteresajane  // @mylovewithdamon // @nabstew // @natalicsdormer

O-S

@obliiviate // @ohkeira // @ohrobertdowneyjr // @ohsheepdip // @oliver-and-felicity // @omgdixieland0flove // @patrlckjane // @pellegrinaleoni // @perceptivehands // @piratesparrow // @popesolivias // @potc-screencaps // @potcedits // @princessrobintunney // @proudtobeadepphead // @queensarrow // @red-ironman // @releasemethepanic // @riddleharry // @righettis // @robins-green-shades // @roundtablemanagers // @scarlet-ribbons // @seatvrtlesmate // @sexydowney // @snnowfrostt // @snowflurryflake // @sparrabeth // @starkked // @sunnymentalist // @swords-crossed // @sylvian2010

T-Y

@tealfeatherlove // @team-angel-coulby // @thaysquint // @the-daily-lisbon // @the-mentalista // @thecaptainjacksparrow // @thedailypotc // @thedepp // @thelovelivesforeverrr // @themagicofvenice // @thementalist-caps // @thementalistfanfics // @thementalistgifs // @thementalistmuseum // @thesayitagain // @theseabeours // @thetruthofwhatifeel // @tonyandpepperstark // @tonystarkapproves // @tonystarkye  // @tvshipperlove // @two-glorious-fools // @twoloversin-night // @v0le // @we-love-johnny-depp // @weeli-the-mentalist-stuff // @welivejohnnydepp // @willgreaham // @winona-forever // @wutisdepp // @xdreambubblesx // @xteresalisbon // @youmaysayimadreamer97 // @yunuen

team-angel-coulby  asked:

EMILY FUCKING BETT RICKARDS!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!!! OMG!!! THAT FUCKING DRESS!!!! MY JAW IS STUCK ON THE FLOOR AND I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER PICK IT BACK UP!!!!

No. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. FLORAL AND SHEER DRESSES ARE MY DREAM. LIKE IF IT WERE ACCEPTABLE FOR ME TO WEAR THOSE EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I WOULD. AND EMILY IS JUST CASUALLY WALTZIN AROUND IN ONE AT COMIC CON. UNREAL. AMAZING. INCREDIBLE.

Okay lovelies.  It’s been a crazy year.  (or 6 months technically since I only joined tumblr in June…) But I’ve met a lot of amazing people this past year and I want to acknowledge that.  Hence, one of these things!!  I really do only follow a small (150ish) number of people so if you are one of the lovely, amazing people that follow me and you don’t see your name on here, that doesn’t mean I don’t adore and appreciate you! (And If there’s anyone I’ve forgotten or missed, I sincerely apologize!!)

So, without further ado–

My Chatty Peeps (we message regularly or semi-regularly)

andy-mcswarekimperialimpalatoucannadiggo26alwaysbemygirlfelicitydettiotflash-smoak-and-arrowsalmostvivianeffie214mylunarsolsticesufferhopegracelessheartnikolai-lanstovs

Amazing Artists & Writers (Creators I admire from afar)

atom1cflea → awriterincowboyboots → ash818 → bowsinherhair → brebabbles → bucksbuckycallistawolf → charmingwords23 → fponthedl → itwasred-edits → jbuffyangellordmesa-artmissmertopheliaficsoutoftheclosetshipperrosietwiggsstoriesbyladychi 

Lightin’ Up My Dash (All the amazing lovelies I follow)

A-C

ah-maa-zing → aliaspsy → almister12 → amandaecs → amazingpange → arrowfashionblog → artreider → austenchanted → austenlandmoviefans → barry-and-iris → barrycaitlins → bbbarryallen → bellarkefeels → bellarkenaroundthechristmastree → bellarkewrites → bellblake → bellohmyblake → bestolicityfic → bext-k → bisexualclarke → bitchwithwifii → book-lover72 → bosslogicinc  → bringingthepretty → call-me-ariel-martin → captainsamell → captainswaan → cecevolume → childish-gabino 

D-H

 doctoridiott → downawell → easnadh1 → everxdeen →fallonrobinson →fe-li-ci-ty →felicityremarkablesmoak →felicxtysmoak → flash-and-arrow → flcitysmoak →forever-erica → fripsa → fromfanontocanon → frozen-arrow → gwenny39vd → halfagony-halfhope → harness-the-light → henrybufordbranwell → hisgirlfelicity → hisgirlwednesday447 →hooksandarrows 

I-N

i-had-an-angelblade → iansgallavich → irinadeviljarrigoni→ kajunblueyes → klarolicityswan → kryst3n → leespaceing → lionheartedladies → lissmoaks → loonyluna430 → lost-n-stereo → multifandom-nerdplosion → mystarsandmyocean → mzanthropist → nerdyandturdy → nightlocktime → no-one-seesyou-likeido

O-R

ohmygettingcrazy → ohmypreciousgirl → olicity-i-believe-in-you → olicityalways → olicityarrowfan → oliver-and-felicity → pinklipstick-and-greenarrows → prattschris → puzzledhat → queenofthskypeople → queenpartyoftwo → raawrr124 → rabid4olicity → read-write-watch-love-obsess

S-T

sadieesperanto → scallisonstockings → simplyslc → smoakandarrow → smoakbitchwithwifi → smoakingtardis → sohetookthewrongwoman → sophie1973 → sophieingelaere → star-gazer29 → stilettoroyalty → street-of-mercy → team-angel-coulby → thedyingdays → theirhappystory → their-happy-story → theirrelevantlyimportant → therebelandhisprincess

U-Z

underbellamy → victoriatonks → vmsteenbeans → weirdos-rule-the-world → wheresmyeyepiece → writersblockedfangirl → xxwhispererofhopesxx → yoursmilelaugheverything