which means it’s time to eat welshcakes, sing songs about saucepans, stand in a circle and slap your knees, pin leeks to your clothes, try desperately to remember the parts of your heritage that weren’t erased by centuries of anglocentric history, and watch someone be crowned the poet king on a wooden chair while a druid does sick sword tricks over their head
I loved this moment because of Crown Princess Victorias emotion as Princess Sofia walks towards Prince Carl Philip. Then as Im re-watching to make sure I didn’t mess anything up, I finally focused on King Carl Gustaf.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
identical looking boys raised in different cultures, one born into aristocracy and wizard robes, the other into induced poverty and overly large hand-me-downs. identical looking boys with a flair for flying and a propensity for danger and mischief. identical looking boys emotionally dependent on a blue-blooded rebel with love-starved eyes and a cruel mouth. identical looking boys who shared the same magical guardian, the king of the forest. identical looking boys who never really knew each other but lived inside each other and shared a last name. identical looking boys whose last acts were of self-sacrifice, only the latter was given a second chance at life.
two sides of the same coin; harry, the boy who lived, and james, the boy who died.
Suga pauses with his hand on his door, eyes drawn to the figure at the end of the hallway. For once Oikawa isn’t the picture of perfection. The shining smile and twinkle in his eyes for his adoring audience are gone and in their places are a troubled scowl and a dull sheen. He really should mind his own business and just go inside his own room. He’s already called his family and they agreed that with the weather and so many trains and buses already shut down it would be safer if he just stayed on campus for the holidays. At least until the weather clears up some. So all that’s left for him is to take his mug of hot chocolate to his room and curl up with the book he’s rereading.
Oikawa sighs softly and then seems to realize where he’s at. His head snaps up and he spots Suga, face blossoming into a cheeky grin as he slips his phone into his pocket.
“Nowhere to go for the holidays, Sweetheart?”
It’s a little condescending sounding but Suga’s already started to figure Oikawa out. So he smiles sweetly and tilts his head, the harmless look he perfected years ago shining through like a charm.
“Oh, Oikawa. I have plenty of places to go. Just a little hard to get there with the weather.”
Oikawa’s smile turns sharp but Suga’s already tired of it.
“Just come in if you want.” When Oikawa doesn’t appear by the time Suga drags his favorite blanket out of his tiny closet he steps back to the door and peeks out. He half expects the hallway to be empty but Oikawa is still at the end of the hallway, staring out the window at the near blizzard going on outside. “Oikawa? Are you okay?”
He gets halfway down the hallway before Oikawa turns to him.
“Why would you care? You hate me.”
“If I hated you I wouldn’t have just invited you inside.” When Oikawa doesn’t even look at him Suga sighs and takes the last few steps to reach Oikawa’s side. He hooks his arm around Oikawa’s elbow and drags him back to his room. It takes almost no time for him to bundle Oikawa under his blankets and settle himself on the bed next to him.
The most telling thing is that Oikawa lets him do it. For all that he liked to hang on Suga and flash his winning smile to anyone around him in challenge, Oikawa rarely let other people do the touching.
It takes three hours and two refills of hot chocolate before Oikawa finally spills what’s on his mind.
“Remember our first holidays together, Suga Sweet?” Oikawa is curled up in the arm chair near the front window, Suga curled in his lap. The snow has been falling heavily most of the day and their friends are scattered around the coffee shop.
“You mean the three days you spent moping in my room because you were away from your precious best friend for the first time since birth?” Suga kisses his cheek when Oikawa pouts at him. “Yes I remember. I was glad to have someone to share the holidays with.”
“Even if you hated me?”
Suga rolls his eyes and snuggles closer, smiling when he hears Asahi’s laughter coming from the counter where he and a few of the workers from Kuroo’s ice cream shop are gathered.
“Even if I would have hated you. There’s nobody I’d rather be spending my holidays with now.”
“Aw,” Oikawa coos in his ear, “you really do love me.”
“If you ever doubt that I’ll throw away our friendship bracelets.”
They curl together in their chair, the two kings of Crown Cawfee, and watch their friends, watch the family they’ve collected over the last couple years.
Kings Season Two:Newly crowned King David finds himself unschooled in the more politic parts of ruling a nation and seeks counsel from Jack, who was raised to rule. As Jack takes on more responsibility and influence within the monarchy, he finds his new place as David’s shadowy right hand.
One of my indulgence of Hamilton is the monthly art crawl. I know I’ve mentioned it several times before, but its true. If you are ever in the area around Hamilton art crawl, we should hit it up! One thing I’ve noticed as my time in Hamilton keeps going, is that every artcrawl I tend to know more and more people which is awesome. The first few months here I could go thru the crawl and not even know anyone that was crawling around me. Now I bump into people I know. It’s awesome. It sucks living in a new town without going to school to meet new people, without it, it makes it a lot harder. I know I know, I’m not new to the city anymore - after being here a year.
Anyways, enough of my babbling - check out some photos!
Wowza. Summer zipped past me - busy with work, and freelancing. So now I’m catching up and getting back to our regular schedule timing.