The Duality of Yuuri Katsuki Part 2
That meltdown scene really got to me. And honestly, even Yuuri’s breaking point was a testament to his strength. To be able to bare your emotions like that is a pretty big deal!
also can I just say that I hope Nino shocks everyone by being a classically-trained musician?
he’s doing it because he’s been doing it for years and it makes his grandma proud?
like, give me a scene where Adrien is playing piano and Nino is playing his violin at the mansion and Gabriel is absolutely shocked?
give me a scene where Nino is breaking down his mixes, talking about chord progression, how the time signature changes at the drop, and how this particular mode for this piece works exceptionally well. Give me Nino and music theory.
give me a Nino who struggles because he doesn’t have a natural perfect pitch and screams because Adrien just has one without training, a Nino who won’t play violin with Adrien until his piano is tuned properly
a Nino who goes to classical music concerts on the weekends
a Nino who plays violin and synthesizes it and puts a beat to it and goes so hard when Adrien gets him an electric violin for Christmas because it makes making music ten times easier
give me Nino with a violin and a budding classical music career that he leaves in the dust for an exciting DJ career, a Nino who won’t part with his violin and takes it with him to gigs just in case he needs it
give me a gig where the venue loses their electricity, and Nino busts out his violin and goes soft and sweet for the crowd until the lights turn back on
Can we talk about how this is the second time Bellamy has quietly pleaded with Clarke to come inside?
With that epic Graveltone™ which Bob
uses when Bellamy is trying to dissuade Clarke from doing something
self-destructive and sacrificial (see also: “you’re out of your mind if you
think I’m letting you do this alone”)?
Only this time, the gate they’re standing at is metaphorical
and in the future – a gate that neither of them want to be standing at.
But this time, he isn’t
taking no for an answer. This time Bellamy Blake is not letting her walk away
into nothingness. Last time he thought it was what she needed, now he knows it’s
not. This time, he has faced the fact that he needs her and he cannot come to
terms with his own name on that list unless hers is right beside it. What’s more – and this is the clincher – he’s
got an honest to god reason to fight for his own survival because now he’s
convinced that Clarke believes in him and maybe, just maybe, that means he can
look himself in the mirror again.
And you know what else? This time she doesn’t fight him. She knows, now, that she doesn’t have to bear any of this alone. And what is more, when he writes her name down, he’s letting
her know that she, Clarke Griffin, deserves to be on the list. Not just for him
(and yes for him because that is also what he’s finally telling her) but for
everyone, all the people she couldn’t bear to face when she walked away last
time. Because even though she thought she could leave because they had you, ultimately that wasn’t enough. Not for
Bellamy. Not for her people. She matters to everyone and she only believes
it because Bellamy believes it and finally, finally she’s allowing her faith in
his judgement to override all her self-doubt.
Bellamy and Clarke’s belief in each other is life-affirming,
folks. They finally understand what they
mean to each other and that’s what validation looks like.