walk to walk

Friend: …you’re going to wash that jacket afterwards, right?

me, shoveling deer teeth straight off the ground and into my pocket, with no intentions on washing said jacket: yeeeeeesssss?

8

    I killed three walkers. They were at the door. They were gonna get in, but I lured them away. I killed them. I saved you. I didn’t forget while you had us playing farmer. I still know how to survive. Lucky for us. I don’t need you anymore. I don’t need you to protect me anymore. I can take care of myself. You probably can’t even protect me anyways. You couldn’t protect Judith. You couldn’t protectHershel or Glenn or Maggie. Michonne, Daryl, or Mom. You just wanted to plant vegetables. You just wanted to hide. He knew where we were and you didn’t care! You just hid behind those fences and waited forThey’re all gone now. Because of you! They counted on you! You were their leader! But now… you’re nothing. I’d be fine if you died.

[…] I can’t. I was wrong. Just do it. Carl. Don’t go outside. Stay safe. I’m scared. I’m scared. I’m scared!

the walking dead » season four; episode nine » after

SLYTHERIN: “I mean, what can any one of us ever really fuckin’ hope for, huh? Except for a moment here and there with a person who doesn’t want to rob, steal, or murder us? At night, it may happen. Sun-up, one person against the fuckin’ wall, the other may hop on the fuckin’ bed trusting each other enough to tell half the fucking truth. Everybody needs that. Becomes precious to ‘em. They don’t want to see it fucked with.” -Ricky Jay (Al Swearengen: Deadwood: Jewel’s Boot is Made for Walking)

Reveling in Richonne

#60: The Hug (7x10)

I love love love this moment. It’s sweet cuz R&M have been working as a team and doing impressive cool things together since long before canon but now that they’re a couple they get to smile and hug it out after a victory. Hallelu! 🙌🏾

I love how seamlessly they’ve transitioned into interacting like a couple. It just goes to show they’ve been in love way before Rick ever brought home those mints. 😊

So Rick is just feeling on top of the world today and not even an impaled hand or having to give in and “say yes" to Jadis could bring him down. 

Like even in that weird little negotiation with Jadis he is still so lighthearted. He’s so confident they have what it takes to win now cuz he’s just seen firsthand another example of what he and his woman can do.

(Side note: It’s funny cuz watching this episode back I noticed that Rick gives his first “Is this chick crazy?” look to Jadis when she tells him that walker was named Winslow. And then he’ll give her a very similar look in the finale. 😂)

After Rick makes a deal we see all the trash people release their weapons and Michonne stands in front of the other TF members as they watch all the trash people walk away. I love the staging of this cuz you can see that Michonne is ardently awaiting for Rick to make his way back to her.

Like Rick is her main focus and she’s not letting her guard down until she sees him and knows he’s okay. She steps forward and it’s just so clear that out of all the members she’s the most eager to see him turn that corner.

And then, after awhile, Rick hobbles over to TF with his bloody hand and he has the biggest most proud smile on his face lol. 

You can tell that he’s happy to finally have a W after all this time. But I also think his smile is because he’s very proud of the teamwork he and Michonne just accomplished and, now that he’s facing her, they can more properly celebrate it together.

I love the way this whole scene is shot. Like he walks out and looks so tore up from the floor up but he’s so happy. And then they cut to the queen, Michonne, and she’s just smiling with so much love. 

Like she’s so relieved he’s okay and that he’s smiling. The smile she gives him just screams "That’s my man!” Like he’s a dork but he’s her dork lol. 😋

I love that she finds it humorous how hard he’s cheesing and the joy from both of them is infectious. As he limps towards her she walks towards him and they proceed to give the new cutest hug I’ve ever seen. 😍

Don’t get me wrong their cell hug was precious but this one was something else. I don’t know how they always top themselves with this stuff but they do. 👏🏽And I adore all that is conveyed in this hug.

Like one; I just love that they hug at all because this is Rick and Michonne! Like these are the baddest of the bunch and now they are a couple and hugging and truly in love for all to see. We’ve come so far and it’s amazing. 👌🏽

Two; She’s so glad that he’s okay and he’s so happy that he has her and this hug just spells that out so beautifully. And I love that everything about this hug just seems so natural and instinctual for them and they really bask in this moment.

Three; I love how overwhelmingly happy they are right here. Like they hug and then she’s buried into him and he leans into her and I appreciate that he gives her this big hug while still being mindful not to get his bloody hand on her lol. 👌🏽😂 Also Michonne’s glowing in this scene. #melaninpoppin. 👸🏾

Four; I adore the smile he gives when he leans into her cuz it’s the smiles the other doesn’t see that’s often so meaningful. Like anyone can smile to your face, but when you have someone smiling about you, without you even seeing it, that’s how you know it’s the real deal.

And idk why but this hug just reminded me of a high school football captain hugging his cheerleader girlfriend after the big win lol. Like it felt so youthful in the best way. 😋

So this hug was adorable and I was so happy that we got this moment. But then…we got the cherry on top when Rick kisses her on the forehead. 🙊

Like, as if this hug weren’t enough, Rick had to nearly take us out by giving Michonne a kiss on the forehead as they stayed interlocked in the hug. 

Y’all that was beyond precious. 😭 I seriously suspect that they do some of that stuff specifically to just see how many of us they can knock out lol. 😂

That forehead kiss was so sweet and intimate and happy. Like this couple can take such small moments and still make it such a big expression of how deeply in love they are. 

And what I love so much is that they are also in love with so much more than just the physical of each other (as much as they appreciate that too lol). Like that forehead kiss truly was an "I love this human being in my arms” kiss.

I know Rick was fully aware that Michonne is once again why they are here and winning and you can practically visibly see his gratitude for her radiating off him.

It’s awesome because since the physical was the last step in their intimacy it’s like their bodies now just naturally reach for each other because they’ve wanted to do that for a while now and it just makes sense. Like that hug and forehead kiss are so clearly just what felt right in the moment for them to do. 

And I love knowing that these characters who are so worthy of love are now being loved so fully by the one they’re meant to be with. Like it’s so equal and they both feel so fortunate to have the other. 🙌🏾😊

It’s super sweet that they don’t break away from the hug. They just walk off still together and the whole world can know exactly who they are to each other. And it really is like they’re leaning on one another. 

Plus it’s interesting cuz, as they walk away, this is the first time you can kind of see that Rick is still very much physically injured rn but because he’s on such a high it’s not affecting him as much. He’s whole in every other way in this moment cuz she’s right there by his side.

I also love how Michonne smiles as they walk away. Again, this is that smile that’s so meaningful cuz it’s not at all for show, she’s just genuinely so happy to be back in the safest place in the world for her; Rick’s arms. (Only Richonne could made me this gushy lol 😋) 

It’s cool that it’s just been happening to work out where some of my most favorite moments end up being standout numbers like the cell scene being the 50th post. And this being the 60th is so fitting cuz I really adored this moment. 👌🏽

I love when everything Rick and Michonne feel for each other is so visibly on display. And this sincere joyful hug was a loud and clear statement of why Richonne is everything. 😊👏🏽