Author Notes: Alright y’all, here’s some more. Sorry it took so long. This is Chapter 3 of the Pirate AU fic. I hope you all enjoy it! I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave a reply or shoot me a message!
Read it on AO3 here Rated:M Ship: Pirate McCree/MerHanzo
Let us fill the gruvia tag with some positivity. What are your top 5 gruvia moments?
It’s the school holidays somewhere isn’t it. I like the idea anon! Let’s spread love and positivity for Gruvia :)) Thanks for sending the ask ^^
5 - Gray stopping the rain/their first meeting
I love that Gray had such a big impact on Juvia. She was blushing and FEELZ everywhere, she is precious. Then the moment she sees the sun is when her heart is forever with Gray Fullbuster, ahhh! I started rooting for her since, so you could say I’m complete Gruvia trash, honestly.
Gray was pretty in the zone of “saving nakama” and they were battling sure, but he was also very confused over her actions. Despite that he said he wouldn’t go easy on her, he was still respectable.
For any ship, I always love where and how it all started. Anime episode 25 and 26 have a special place in my heart, as are manga chapters 56 and 57 :)
4 - Gray saving Juvia from Ultear in Tenrou
Like he told Ultear, he followed her because he was suspicious of how truthful she was. However, he made himself known when Juvia was at risk. Why?
We’ll probably never know unless Mashima treats us to a glorious Gray-POV of everything, which is highly unlikely.
3 - Gray’s flashback to Juvia in Tartarous (Ch. 392)
I love this moment for many reasons. One, he thought of Juvia, and Juvia is separate from the likes of Lucy, Erza and Wendy (by how she was separate and not included in the smaller panels). Two, this is the first time we know/see anything from Gray’s perspective on Juvia through his eyes. Three, the fact that he thought of her the moment he casted iced shell, a spell he knows he won’t come back from. Meaning he knows he means a lot to her, and thus knows she’ll be devastated if he was gone. Something that is showcased again in chapter 522, and in 522 she was among the likes of Ur, Natsu, and Silver, so the distinction that Juvia is special to him is made even clearer.
That said, 392 was the catalyst, so it’s why I didn’t include 522, haha.
I have a tough time deciding the final two moments.
It’s a toss between 416 and 499.
416 - because Juvia reached the decision that she can’t love Gray anymore, that she had hurt him too much. Not in a “yay, I’m glad she’ll be goners” way, but more of a, “you are honestly too precious and too good for this world”. She was ready to give up her feelings for him, was ready for him to hate her and lash out at her. Can you imagine how much courage she’d have to have had in order to say this to him? IN PERSON?
And what makes this better? THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT SHE EXPECTED HAPPENED.
HE DIDN’T. HE HELL-NAW DIDN’T. HE PULLED HER BACK TO HIM AND HUGGED HER. SAID SORRY AND THANKED HER. AND WEEPED. AND GOSH IT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING. I CAN’T EVEN.
I won’t even get into how great the panels were placed during this scene, the anticipation and tension was well-built, and the fact that it was snowing added a touch of romance to it all. Their moment in 416 was great and all the things I could ever ask for and more.
I was also new to the FT Tumblr fandom back when this was released. I spazzed like nobody’s business when JUST THIS PICTURE ABOVE was spoiled, fangirled like crazy when the full chapter came, and reblogged all the edits I could ever find of 416 after that, it was amazing.
499 - Everything about 499 hurt me. It was angst in the most beautifully tragic way possible, in a SHOUNEN manga of all places.
We expected Juvia to sacrifice herself, it’s how she is and has been her shtick, but for Gray to think and act on a similar train of thought? Sacrifice himself for her? WHOA. If this isn’t the most tragically beautiful way of showing love for one another, I don’t know what I can say to convince anyone otherwise.
Just about everything Gray does and says in 499 made it clear that Juvia is special to him. He loves her but couldn’t tell her in time. His world falls apart and he rages at the man who “killed” her. JUST. ALL. THE. FEELINGS!!!
GMG unison raid - I love the eye sex stares they shared! I loved that Gray initiated and encouraged her. Their unison raid moment was all about teamwork and just how compatible they are, in terms of fighting and magic. (If it weren’t obvious already) Then them STILL holding hands later, ohohoho.
413 Days - a whole omake dedicated to my OTP, the animated episode released on VALENTINE’S DAY. I couldn’t ask for more.
“I’m here with you” and 453 balcony scene - I’m a cheater and I know it, lmao. Oh man, how could I forget about these two moments!? For “I”m here with you”, it’s a very intimate moment, but said with so few words!?!?!?!?! HOW U DO THIS GRAY GAWD. I love that Gray said he is with her, rather than a very general statement along the lines of “nakama”… There’s a difference and I think it started here, or much earlier, I’m not sure.
Then 453, Gray is so honest!?!?!?! He is so frank and chill talking about his feelings!?!?! I LOVE THIS. I loved that Juvia is the person who brought out this side of him. I love that he’s like this WHEN IT’S HIM AND HER. And then him being flirty with Juvia?!?!?!?!? JUST!?!?!? *dies*
I chose to put these two together because both are rare insights into a very different Gray. Gray with Juvia is different from Gray when he’s with his friends.
Silver’s “take care of Gray” - as I mentioned in my shounen tropes meta, it’s everything that solidifies that Gruvia will happen, and it’s the Silver Fullbuster stamp of approval, no doubt about it. and I just really wanted to include Silver somewhere in this ok
Avatar/One-year timeskip - six months living together - A GOLDMINE OF HEADCANONS AND FANFICTION AHOY. Just what is Mashima thinking wasting opportunities NOT doing an omake or flashback to this!?!?! UUUGGGGHHHHHHH. There are so many things!
I cheated and this is actually a top 10 and not top 5, lmao. They have so many moments. So, so many.
The facade of unerring confidence Cassian had shown the others had slipped from him in the quiet of the cockpit. He played over the plan in his mind and could not stop the pragmatist inside him from recognizing all the ways it could go wrong. Instead of letting himself get lost in it he looked to Bodhi, who seemed calmer at the ship’s controls now than Cassian had ever had fortune to see him. When he first saw the pilot in the catacombs he was a means to an end but now he was here with more resolve than people who had built the Alliance itself. He was broken out of his thoughts when Bodhi spoke to flight control with final confirmation of their cargo numbers. All that was left to do was await their landing assignment. He couldn’t seem to stand the dead of calm, turning to Cassian to break the silence.
Someone else on tumblr pointed out that PASSENGERS might have been a more
meaningful movie if it was about just THE ONE person dealing with being
alone on the ship for the rest of their life. And if, to cope, they go
through and make it a point to learn everything they can about all of the other
people on the ship.
I’ve seen several posts circulating today about racism in multiple fandoms. The arguments and counterpoints I’ve seen are not unexpected. For background: I am writing instructor and I devote a significant portion of my classes to discussions of media representation. Why? Because I realized I was doing everything that these posts talk about: Ignoring characters of color, sidelining them for white villains or sidekicks with far less screen time, ignoring women of color entirely, etc. And all the while, like so many of you, I said, “I’m not racist.” I had in-universe explanations for why I liked this ‘ship over that one, this character more than that. I could defend and explain everything.
Racism is not who you are. It is what you do. And here’s a fact: All white people do racist things. We’ve been trained to, taught to. It’s in our culture, all around us. If you’re white, our culture has allowed most racism to be entirely invisible to us. Racism isn’t just yelled slurs and burning crosses. Often, racism is simply *not caring* about people who aren’t white. Racism is an inability to empathize with or care about the story of someone who is not white.
IF YOU’RE FEELING DEFENSIVE, PLEASE KEEP READING. I beg you. That’s exactly the feeling we have to push through. I’m going to give you a brief list of actions we can take. And I know these are important because I have to do them, all the time. Because the poison is in me, too.
If you truly believe in equality and want to be a better person, then here’s what we, as white fans, have to do:
1. BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE. It absolutely sucks to realize you may have hurt someone, or that you might be wrong. Realizing you’ve done something racist is a stomach-churning reality check. Have the courage to face it. Don’t run from it.
2. INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR WAYS YOU’RE NOT RACIST, LOOK FOR WAYS THAT YOU *ARE*. It’s comforting and tempting to itemize the ways in which we’re open-minded. See #1 again. Don’t let yourself be comfortable. Instead, look for what you do and ways you contribute to fandom racism. Maybe it’s reblogging or creating gif sets that leave out main characters of color. Maybe it’s forgetting to include them in your fanfiction, even when they would rightfully be there. Maybe it’s reducing them to stereotypes or caretakers for white characters. Maybe it’s ‘shipping the white leads with anyone but the POC around them. Maybe it’s accusing POC fans of “starting drama” when they discuss racism. Look at your actions and be honest with yourself.
3. PUT IN THE EFFORT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH POC CHARACTERS. Here’s the thing: It’s easy for us to fall in love with white male heroes and villains. It’s what we’ve been training for all our lives, with every movie, television show, and book we’ve ever enjoyed. Media *encourages* us to love white men. So yes, falling in love with a character of color will be harder, and it probably won’t “just happen.” So, truly look at Finn and Poe, at Cassian Andor and Bodhi. Truly look at Luke Garroway and Magnus Bane, at Luke Cage, at Iris West and James Olsen, at Michonne. Seek out ways to connect with their feelings and their stories. Look at them as full-hearted, three-dimensional human beings. Force yourself to become obsessed with them. If you do this, I would be absolutely shocked if you don’t fall in love with one of them.
4. LISTEN TO POC FANS. Yes, even if they’re angry and call you names. For my research, I spend a lot of time on blogs that talk about hating white people, hating white fans, hating white feminists. The language is furious and vitriolic. So what? They have every right to be angry. Instead of judging their anger, LISTEN to it. Try to be better. Don’t say “not all white fans,” or “not all white people.” Instead, try to be a better white person. Be a better white fan. Be a white fan who is brave enough to look at themselves and truly be an ally. Do not silence POC fans. I promise you: Listen, and you’ll realize they’re not overreacting.
5. REMEMBER THAT “ALLY” IS A VERB. Our thoughts count for nothing. It’s our actions that speak for us. Maybe you’ve read all this and you still want to insist that you’re not racist. Okay. But your actions might be. Challenge the stereotypes that exist in your head, learn to identify them as stereotypes and be willing to hold yourself and other white fans accountable.
6. REPEAT STEPS 1-5 FOREVER. We cannot cure our internalized white supremacy in a weekend. This is a forever gig. But it’s one of the most worthwhile tasks you can ever give yourself. Want to feel like you’re changing the world? Here’s where it starts.
Inevitably there’s more to add to this list. I’m always learning, but I thought it might be useful to share a few of these steps I’ve learned along the way. I love fandom. I believe profoundly in the transformative power of fanfiction, fan creations, and the friendships forged through our shared love of media.
I believe we can become BETTER PEOPLE through fandom. But it will not happen without our willingness to be transformed.
Spock, the first officer whose advice was always effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgement, which qualified him to be the counselor of the ship’s captain, and enabled him frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Captain Kirk which must generally have lead to imprudence. Spock had an excellent heart, positioned somewhere near his kidneys; his feelings were strong, but he knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which his captain had yet to learn, and which one of his fellow crew members had resolved never to learn.
Dr. Leonard McCoy’s abilities were, in many respects, equal to Spock’s. He was sensible and clever; but eager in every thing; his sorrows, his joys, could have no moderation. He was generous, amiably cynical, interesting: he was everything but logical.
“The story, as it was recounted to me, is that Avery was the first Englishman to find the island. The Spanish had been using it to conduct illicit transactions for decades. Avery plans to lie in wait for them. He and his crew of 44 arrive and sail inland. But as they move up the inlet, they see something most unexpected. She was Spanish, but not one of the ships they’d been hunting. This ship had been there far longer than that. Captain’s log identifies her having set sail from Havana in 1636. 31 souls aboard. Avery finds the remains of all 31. Slaughtered. Brutally so. Evidence that a number of them had been dismembered while still alive.
All 31 bodies were found still on the ship, locked inside the hold. Locked from within. They ate each other alive. Avery claimed to have seen the log. It said that the crew had refused to go inland to forage for food or for fresh water. That the first men in had returned, reporting sounds coming from the forest. The men said it sounded to them… … like the voice of God… … warning them to stay away…”
When you ship a rare ship so much but know that there is no way it could get any cute canon moments but then suddenly the creator magically listens to your cries and your rare pair suddenly becomes one if the most canon ones and you never expected it and are so happy it hurts and you just sit there like in the middle of main fandom shippers like:
I get so happy whenever stiles gets amazed and happy when Lydia says something smart because all she’s ever had is boys who use her for sex and arm candy but stiles genuinely could not control his need to kiss her when she said something smart, he physically gets turned on by her brain I love my ship
I never really questioned it since i grew up watching these soviet cartoons, but the work of David Cherkasky is very….recognizable.
Very little shows up when i googled him, i don’t even know whether he’s still alive or not. But he had a very unique style of meshing cutout animation with hand drawn sequences, and an unconventional character art style.
All of his most known works he directed were produced under Kyivnaukfilm during USSR including Doctor Aibolit (literal translation “doctor ouch it hurts”) linked above,
Adventures of Captain Wrongel, and my personal favourite is his adaptation of Treasure Island. I watched it nonstop on VCR every time i was back in russia. I really like some of the moving perspective animation. it is very clear the man loved ships and pirates
This is the only photo i could find of him in my first search, pictured far right, along with Yuri Norstein(center), and Eduard Vasilevich(left) the original designer of russian winnie the pooh.
I wanted to do some more of Gems carrying Garnet, so I had ideas for Rose and Bismuth.
I also had one for Stevonnie giving Garnet a piggyback ride, but I don’t know if I’m gonna make them because all other could be considered ships while Garnet and Stevonnie have more of a Mom/child relationship.
May or may not be because Mod Karissa has also watched the season 2 Voltron trailer recently plus the Steven Universe leaks shhhhh
Me, an avid amateur astronomer (say that five times fast), has noticed that a star has been slowly moving across the sky the past few months and oh shit it’s not there anymore where *cue a ship crash*
I love space so much but you can never see it where I am because the nearby city lights are too bright and you drive/fly us somewhere where I can see them in all their glory I could just kiss you right now wait-
I NEVER shut up about space and you like to stay right here on earth and explore that, thank you very much
My life dream has been to see the Northern/Southern lights and after a nasty accident where I had a brush with death you help me go see them
us fighting an alien invasion
we ARE the alien invasion wow this species is resilient
I’m the new intern at NASA who’s gawking at everything and you are really amused because you were the same way two years ago
we bought glow in the dark star stickers for my bedroom but now I insist that we buy a star map to put them up there accurately
I, an astronomy major, and you, an engineering major, are working together to design a new type of spaceship in our freetime
and it ends up working but oh shit we’re lost in space
aliens invading but an alien soldier is wounded and I know it’s stupid but I can’t let someone die dammit my conscience is gonna get me killed and I know it
we stumble upon the fact that we weren’t natives to this planet; we invaded a long long time ago
no i won’t keep my distance cos i’m closer than ever before and i won’t show resistance i could be everything you want and more [x]
happy birthday @sinfulmarinette ~ this is some gabrinette from her beauty and the beast au. i had a lot of fun with this and i hope you like it fdshfdshfjsdhfj //buries self in the earth 8D//
Please be respectful of those who cannot deal with seeing this ship by tagging with #GABRINETTE and #AGE GAP CW! Also, if you are considering getting in an age gap relationship, please be cautious of the unique complications that come with such a relationship and DO NOT, AT ALL, attempt one if you are a minor! Thank you!
I just got brought to tears by DaveKat content. And here I had been fretting that I haven’t changed as a person.
I really resent my hatred towards that ship back in the day. It was so hard to accept it. I had projected all of my fantasies for a relationship onto JadeKat. I wanted a girl, I wanted to be straight. I was so internally homophobic and I never realized, because how could I? I didn’t know what a good, healthy, happy gay relationship looked like. I wanted romantic fulfillment, and to my sheltered mind, that meant being with a girl, even if I was attracted to men, as well.
So when DaveKat happened, I rejected it. Harshly. It couldn’t be true, it couldn’t be real. Karkat had to get with Jade, because I was so much like Karkat and I wanted Jade. It had to be pale, or temporary, or something.
I was so blind. And now I realize that Karkat and I really are that similar. He wanted Terezi and then Jade, just like I kept chasing after women who could possibly help me fulfill my romantic dreams. And like Karkat, I’ve realized I don’t need a woman to do that. It can be a boy. In fact, my only positive romantic experience was with a boy. Karkat and Dave found love and happiness with each other, the same love and happiness I’ve been chasing since I was like, fourteen years old.
Those two are a symbol to me now. Of a lot of things. Self-acceptance, obviously, but also hope, and reassurance. I find peace and wholeness in the two of them. I hope I can find a love like theirs, but if I don’t, that’s OK, because I know that I can be happy all by myself, too, if I work at it hard enough.
I’ve changed a lot lately, and I will continue to smile and cry every time I see those goofy boys, whether they’re messing with each other or hanging out or cuddling or holding each other or kissing or whatever. They’re my boys and I love them and I’m so happy they found each other.
Cassian Andor x Reader - Secret Relationship Headcanons
A/N: I’ve never posted anything Star Wars before but Rogue One got me feeling some kind of way. Here’s some angsty sad shit for you all. Contains mature content.
-The two of you had always been close – you rose
through the ranks together to become Captains of your own respective ships.
Even when you were separated and millions of light years away you always found
a way back to one another.
- It’s not until a brush with death that your
closeness evolves into – something else. Your death had been incorrectly
reported back to base and Cassian went white as a sheet when he saw you haul
open the door of his ship. Before you could even react he was kissing you fiercely,
his teeth gnashing against yours as he tried to take you all in.
- ‘It’s you – it’s always been you. I was just
- K-2 didn’t stop talking about it for months –
even years afterwards.
- ‘I calculated that there was an 83.6% of the two
of forming a romantic attraction which was steadily decreasing as you aged.’
- It always made you and Cassian laugh because you
knew the two of you were inevitable, really.
- Grief was an everyday part of life on the rebel
base. You watched your friends lose their loved ones constantly and this made
the two of you reluctant to go public. Instead, your relationship became
- You remained sleeping in your respective
quarters but every night without fail Cassian would crawl into bed next to you when
it was dark and quiet.
- The night time was the only time the two of you
could be truly private – some nights you just talked for hours, you’d known
each other nearly all your lives but you never got tired of listening to his
- Other nights – especially after missions – it’s
rushed, desperate, sometimes even clumsy fucking. Cassian’s hips thrust wildly
against yours but he keeps one hand very delicately on your neck, his thumb
tracing your jawline as he watches you cum beneath him.
- One time you were daring enough to do it in his
ship – much to the outrage of K-2 who nearly told the whole base.
- It happens again – a brush with death. It’s
bloody this time and you’re injured. Cassian is so spooked that he asks you to
marry him and you say yes.
- The ceremony is tiny and it’s on some distant
forest planet that you’ve never heard of so the two of you don’t get found out.
But it’s perfect nonetheless.
- ‘I love you Y/N Andor.’ Cassian breathes against
your back one night as the two of you lay in your cramped rebel quarters.
- Cassian tells you he’s going to Scarif. You
insist on going with him. Cassian gets angry – incredibly so and says he’ll
tell the whole base about the two of you if you insist on going. That hurts a
- The two of you both look up when ‘Captain Andor’
is requested for pre-flight checks. That gets you some strange looks.
- You refuse to kiss him before he goes, you’re
too angry at him for blowing this whole thing out of proportion. ‘I’ll make it
better when I’m home.’ Cassian assures you.
- You hear about Scarif. At first you don’t feel a
thing, you can’t process the fact that the only thing that really mattered to
you is gone. The two of you were the rebellion’s best kept secret so you swallow
your grief – or at least try to.
- You break down when you see Cassian’s still
hologram at the remembrance – he looks so calculated and militant like a true
- You decide it’s best to keep a low profile. You
watch others place their hands over their mouths as they whisper about you to
one another. Envy will do that, you think.
Based on the most recent gtav video, how about an au where the fake ah crew has to move on after jack and Geoff die on a mission, so now Vagabond is the reluctant leader of Ramsey's lads who've always looked to the Gents for leadership.
And Ryan has always been Geoffs attack dog, never a leader, so he has extreme difficulty reigning in Gavin Michael and Jeremy, who are all trying to figure out how they function as a group without its leaders. Ryan has to now figure out how to /be/ a leader, so what type of leadership will actually speak to the lads in a way that they’d even listen to?
thought they were dead. There was a moment there where they’d really
thought it was over, thought Geoff and Jack had gone out together,
gutting the crew in one fell swoop. The job had been sideways from
the start, too rushed, too many loose ends, a disaster was almost
inevitable. They’re just lucky it wasn’t worse, lucky it wasn’t as
bad as it looks, so when Geoff and Jack are stable the Fake AH Crew
hold an intervention. Bully their bosses out of the city, tell them
they aren’t welcome back until they’ve had a proper holiday, free
form any stress or danger. Neither Geoff nor Jack are particularly
keen on the idea but the rest of the crew are entirely too proud of
least until the moment Ryan realises that he’s meant to step up and
be the responsible portion of the inner crew in their absence which,
no, thank you. No. Absolutely not. There’s been a mistake. It’s not
that Ryan can’t be a leader – the Vagabond was incredibly
successful all on his own, and he did his time bossing about various
guns-for-hire – it’s just that he knows exactly how undesirable the
job really is.
are some who think Ramsey has it made, dream of taking his role as
king of the city’s ruling crew, but Ryan doesn’t truly envy his
position for a second. The Lads are barely controllable on a good day
and unless he’s the victim of one of their stupider pranks Ryan’s
honestly never been interested in trying. Is often barely more than
an honorary Lad himself, egging them on and grinning into his mask as
Geoff tears at his own hair in frustration. So perhaps this is karma.
Perhaps this is why Geoff took one look back at them on his way to
board the plane and could only laugh and laugh. Because this? This is
Lads have always looked up to the Gents, and of course that extends
to Ryan as much as Geoff or Jack but that fond admiration means
nothing now. Normally the Lads respect Ryan just fine – the whole
crew’s pretty friendly and Ryan’s more than earned his place, the
push and shove between them is all camaraderie and good times, but that
was before Ryan was declared boss. Before he was given a role they
all relish in torturing Geoff over, before he became The Man. The one
to rail against, to undermine, to cast as the villain any time common
sense must prevail over idiocy. There’s no chance in hell they’re
just going to sit back and make it easy.
tries to just be himself with more authority and they spend the week
mimicking him like deranged parrots. He tried to yell them into
submission and they simply shout back at him completely uncowed;
between Geoff and Michael they’re all so desensitised to yelling it
barely registers. He turns to dog training manuals and almost wins
them over with various treats rewarding good behaviour, until the
Lads remember that they are, in fact, grown men who can source their
own treats. Ryan even tries, as a last resort, bringing out the
menace of the Vagabond in an attempt to rattle the little bastards
but barely makes it through the first sentence of his carefully
worded speech before they’re howling with laughter.
support crew do absolutely nothing to help. Well, no. They continue
to be the consummate professionals keeping this whole ridiculous
operation afloat, thank you very much, but when it comes to Ryan’s
misery they’ve got nothing to offer. All vague hums of sympathy when
he comes around to complain as though they’re not treating this shit
like the best kind of reality tv. Full of commiseration and free
advice like they they don’t all have money riding on every possible
outcome of this farce.
the end Ryan just gets on the Lads level and plays dirty; retaliates
to every prank with something far worse, refuses to engage when they
try to wind him up for their amusement and stops trying to emulate
the way Geoff leads. When they become too much he hurls pointed looks
of complete disappointment at Jeremy, sends Michael on endless
tedious milk runs and flat out sits on Gavin for almost two hours
until he gives in. Ryan comes up with jobs that are so odd and
entertaining the Lads can’t bring themselves to miss out on, and
maybe their laughter at the oddity of Ryan as their boss never really
fades away but it simmers down to amused looks and shared grins and
fuck, so long as they’re listening it’s close enough.
term as leader is a pretty equal spread of calm, careful planning for
hilariously extravagant jobs and bouts of unmitigated despair full of
creative insults and disturbing threats; I don’t care how pretty
it is Gavin, if you don’t put it back where you found it i’ll shove
it down your throat; Try it again you purple-haired little goblin I
dare you; Michael if this place is burning when I get back I will
fill your Adder with everything you love and drive it out to sea. It
is, without a doubt, the longest three months of Ryan’s life, bar
absolutely nothing. There are moments he enjoys, sure, but the second
Geoff and Jack return Ryan goes on a killing spree, wreaks havoc in a
bank and carefully promises the Lads that whatever duty was placed on
him not to strangle his charges for intolerable impudence has been
well and truly lifted.