“The moment I met you my life became extraordinary. You taugh me to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow’s adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle, and I wanna live my life in the warrmth of your smile, and in the strength of your embrace. I promise you I will love you, I will be your fiend and your partner in crime and in life. Always”.
Nothing anyone can say will convince me that MacCready isn’t a huge, sentimental romantic.
He calls the Sole Survivor knockout. Beautiful or handsome. It’s the opening dialogue if he’s romanced. Like asking what’s up. It’s not dependent on a big cutscene or on choosing a specific line in a dialogue tree.
He says grand, dramatic statements like I plan on walking this earth with you until the day I die and he means them. He doesn’t snort or get bashful like he thinks what he’s saying is ridiculous. He is sincere. This is actually how he feels.
Objects hold immense sentimental value to him. Yeah, he talks like he loves caps above all else, but does he really? Would someone concerned only about the monetary value carry a toy in his pocket for so long?
Lucy gave that to him even before she was his wife. He’s carried it through everything – and MacCready’s been through a heck of a lot. He’s held onto it because it has meaning to him.
I’m even mostly convinced that the scarf he wears with his duster is the same one he had wrapped under his helmet in Little Lamplight. Probably because it reminds him of being a kid, back when he thought of himself as a pretty okay person. Back when he protected people.
So keep on talking about needing a cigarette, doing anything for caps, and killing for a drink, MacCready. As Deacon’d say, “Hello, Words. I’m Actions, and I’m speaking awfully loud right now.”
“Andrew refused and joined the dead-last Foxes instead. He
never explained that choice, but everyone assumed it was because Wymack was
willing to sign his family as well.”
Are we gonna talk about this??
So what, Andrew turns down Edgar Allen because he has no
interest in Exy or college or life, really and Riko is Mortally Offended
because no one turns down Riko Moriyama and lives to tell the tale (mostly
because he murders them all) and Kevin is gutted and like Riko, wait, I’ll talk
to him, get him to agree. But Kevin doesn’t understand. He doesn’t know how to
appeal to Andrew if it’s not about Exy being exciting, being the best.
But WYMACK DOES?? Wymack makes the offer around the same
time as Edgar Allen and instead of waiting for him to accept, flies out there
to meet him. And of course Andrew is like Edgar Allen offered me a place, what
makes you think I would join your team?
And Wymack doesn’t try to convince him, not like Kevin does.
Kevin tried to appeal to Andrew;
Wymack looks straight at him and fucking knows that the only person Andrew
doesn’t care about is himself. Wymack just goes all quiet for a moment, and
then asks, What would it take for you to join?
And Andrew, oh Andrew,
he knows immediately. Because Andrew has plans, all these plans in various
stages of fruition – how to get Nicky away from his family, how to distract
Aaron from his mother, how to pay for Aaron to get through college when he
wants to be a doctor, and he narrows his eyes, and says, You take Aaron and
Nicky as well.
That has got to be the most ammunition Andrew has ever given
anyone?? He’s just revealed exactly who and what he cares about?? And Wymack,
aka Best Dad Fox Ever, doesn’t question it, just says Done. I’ll send over the