I have a theory that Rachel has time travel powers (and I believe it
was already stated that she would have some power). Things obviously
took a turn for the worst and maybe she decided to go back in time and
fix her mistakes. It’s extremely clear that Rachel has a thing for
Chloe and cares for her. She also acts with a confident and attitude
beyond her years not exactly fit for just a 15-year-old, but closer to
I think Rachel not only already knows Chloe, but knows
everything about her. Which would explain why she knows too much that
she shouldn’t and couldn’t about Chloe, so early on. They were best
friends in the LiS timeline, maybe even were friends with benefits from
time to time, but maybe Rachel was always afraid to confront the
relationship and the fact that she is into girls.
Being gay is not
an easy thing for the post popular girl in school, especially for one
that’s so drop dead gorgeous like Rachel. So maybe she always had
feelings for Chloe but never consummated them, never was able to bring
herself to act on them. Maybe it was too late. In the BtS timeline,
maybe it shows what would happen if Rachel got time travel powers and
decided to go back in time, before she was murdered, and make things
right. A proof of this is the fact that Frank said Chloe was part of the
problem, and that he was jealous. Maybe her and Chloe got closer and
closer but then it became too late for her to fix things.
like Max, when in Jefferson’s lair and about to die, he dropped some of
her old photographs, including the selfie she took at the Firewalk
concert - the first time she met Chloe. Or maybe it was another picture,
and she went back little by little, as she tested how her powers
worked. Maybe that’s when she originally got her time travel powers -
just before death, in a moment of ultimate crisis - I can’t be sure.
reactions to Chloe in BtS strike me as sincere and original, like it’s
the first time she hears some of the things from Chloe. Most
importantly, I think Rachel is genuinely pleasantly surprised at how
hard and fast she is falling for her best friend, when she decides to do
things right, and she decides to be as assertive as humanly possible to
get her girl.
But I will finish my rant with this:
calculated things so carefully so that Chloe would open up to her (a
possibility to indicate that maybe in the LiS timeline Chloe had never
told Rachel how she fully felt either, afraid, and in her own words
“Didn’t want to push, in case…” in case she was straight. It seemed in
LiS more like Chloe was following Rachel around like a puppy. I think
that’s also a reason why Rachel is so terrified in the junkyard scene
because it’s too early in their relationship for her to ruin the
seduction and let Chloe sees how she cries, and she knew she would.
Maybe in this new timeline Rachel found out about her dad having an
affair with Sera. Maybe the reason she’s so upset at her dad isn’t only
that he cheated, but because she knew he abandoned her in the time she
most needed him and he didn’t even try looking for her during the 6
months she went missing. Maybe he even knew she was dead, because of all
the shady business Sera was in, causing all sorts of trouble. How would
Rachel know that? Another theory for another day.
Rachel has the same time travel powers as Max. I think Rachel went back
in time to try to fix her mistakes and to get with Chloe, who she
obviously had to always be attracted to. What she maybe hadn’t expected
was to fall for her so fast and hard, and to realize that this was truly
the love of her life. So, she did it all for love. To me, this is
beautiful beyond words.
In this scene, the moment when Rachel
breaks away from the kiss, she has a look of surprise that says “Wow,
she’s the one. I did things right.”
tbh if i could write i would write an epic time travel fic where eggsy goes back in time to the early ‘80s when harry is a brand new kingsman and looks like fucking colin in another country and they fall in love and have the bessssst sex (i’m kind of feeling a toppy eggsy because that’s rare in this fandom??? i like all the sex, all the positions, yo) and they go on missions together and piss off snobby chester (would he even be arthur then? 🤷🏼 but obviously eggsy fucking HATES him knowing what he does) and it’s like 50k of that
except then eggsy ends up back in modern times and you’d think there’d be a little angst but there SO ISN’T because i don’t play that way. he sees harry and just marches right up to him and kisses him and they live happily ever after. maybe the only ~angst is eggsy saying, “the fuck, harry? we coulda been fucking for ages.”
but idk how eggsy’s dad plays into it. how about eggsy doesn’t tell younger harry because he’s scared of ruining the timeline like always happens in time travel stuff. so harry has no idea what happens when he proposes eggsy’s dad for kingsman… ooooh, or maybe he doesn’t even realize the relation! how angsty… he proposes eggsy’s dad not even realizing he’s, y’know, eggsy’s dad. it’s not until he hears kiddie eggsy say his name that he’s like, “fuck…”
and merlin would prob recognize eggsy too which is why he doesn’t even react when harry walks in with eggsy as his candidate. also explains why he’s so quick to favor and trust him.
but obviously when harry sees eggsy outside that police station he knows fucking everything. man, the idea of that is delicious. the first time he sees eggsy in years (when not a little kiddie) and he’s almost exactly as he remembers him when harry fell in love with him, but he keeps it all to himself, never lets on how he feels, even if it sort of bleeds out sometimes (like their damn argument at his house).
3 am is such a powerful time. there are people sleeping. there are people partying. there are people having a movie marathon. there are people crying. there are people loving. there are people dying. there are people living. together at 3 am.
Jason ends up in Gotham when he’s dead – post-funeral, pre-triumphant return – where no one knows who he is. Everything looks different from this perspective: Dick’s a fucking mess and not as experienced as Jason remembered. He fights with Bruce more than Jason does. And then there’s infant-Robin-Tim, who is very bad at pretending not to be connected to Dick Grayson, socialite, when Jason threatens to get a little rough.
(Also, holy shit, does Dick reflexively flirt with any authoritative morally ambiguous older man who gives him a real challenge? Did Jason know that? Does Dick know that?)
Well, his family still drives him nuts. That’s the same.