the bodyguard trope

Bodyguard Crush Appreciation Post:

  • ‘I don’t want a bodyguard/this is humiliating and I’m going to pretend it’s not happening’ vs ‘just another bratty kid who won’t listen that I’ll have to drag out of trouble’
  • awkward thank-yous
  • MORE awkward thank-you gestures:  protectee buying gifts, trying to give bodyguard a day off - impractical but well-meaning is good; so is surprisingly thoughtful
  • MOMENTS OF TENSION WHEREIN THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON EACH OTHER
  • realizing Feelings but assuming that they could never be returned
  • I don’t care what direction this goes bc it is Good either way
  • Trying To Create Distance by returning to pure professionalism OR struggling to maintain a friendlier relationship but doing it so well the other person assumes there’s no chance of Feelings
  • this is one of the few contexts in which I will accept a variant of Gayngst as in:  but I guard them and they’re always flirting/sleeping w/ people of the opposite sex; they are clearly So Straight and I have No Hope  (but surprise!  bisexuality!)
  • DRAMATIC ACTION SCENES WITH FROZEN MOMENTS OF EYE CONTACT
  • yes I’m weak for this cheap cinematic trope shHHHH don’t you judge me
  • protectee caring for the bodyguard’s woundssssss
  • bodyguard tending the protectee’s woundssss
  • contrasting two injuries:  one in which the bodyguard is brusque and efficient and one in which they’re gentle and caring/protectee is panicking and insisting they can’t do it vs trying to calm their bodyguard and holding their own panic in
  • BODYGUARD QUITS JOB.  PROTECTEE IS HEARTBROKEN UNTIL BODYGUARD COMES BACK AND ASKS THEM OUT + EXPLAINS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BREACH OF CONTRACT

can your otp be a bodyguard crush?  are you sure?  CONSIDER THIS CAREFULLY AS MANY WONDERS AWAIT YOU

utsukushin  asked:

Ok but souharu bodyguard au: Haru is this super cool and "mysterious" pop star (singer?) that everyone is crazy about and he's been getting so famous & popular that security becomes a serious issue, especially since Haru is a pretty small guy. Management hires veteran bodyguard Sousuke whom Haru immediately hates cause how dare you imply that I can't take care of myself and invade my personal time. Eventually Sou gets past the attitude and learns Haru is lonely, and Haru begins to feel safe

Okay so the beautiful thing about this is that I’ve been wanting to do “The Bodyguard” crossover for a Very Long Time, I have literally the DVD sitting somewhere in my drawer at home waiting for me to do the souharu redraw of the cover. Thank you for reminding me :’D

I’m a huge sucker for the bodyguard trope… And thinking of Ssk’s unconscious protective behaviours that develop over time is just so..ahh.

Ssk trailing after Haru shopping, bitching all the time about how tired he is and ‘let’s go already’ but he still follows his every step.

Glaring from behind Haru’s back at ppl who ask him intrusive questions.

Putting himself in front of Haru when someone suspicious approaches.

One time a dog barked and startled Haru a bit so Sousuke barked back on impulse. That was the day Haru fell in love.

Even though he finds Ssk a bit annoying with all the fussing he grows to appreciate that, bc he knows Sousuke knows he can handle himself most of the time. It’s just nice knowing someone has his back regardless. And if he ever actually needs help he knows he can depend on Sou to protect him.

Also: At the beginning Sou keeps saying how he doesn’t like pop and Haru’s music isn’t his thing; and then one time he can’t find his phone so Haru’s like “*SIGH* I’ll call your number so you listen where it rings” and Sousuke freezes like “No, listen there’s no need-” and then Haru’s latest single blasts from Ssk’s coat pocket…