we dont talk about that other part of her life

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Míriel Þerindë! Supposed to be, anyway. SHE’S SO GREAT I love her a lot. She was one of the greatest craftspeople of her age (embroidery) and also Fëanor’s mom! He got his stubborn trait from her apparently =D She talked fast and worked quickly, and there’s this bit also about her and her son in HoME 12 which I love: “He was restless in mind and body, though like Míriel he could become wholly absorbed in works of the finest skill of hand; but he left many things unfinished.

the jahan au: the proposal pt. 1

part one | part two | part three | part four | part five | part six

  • okay but how long does it take for one of them to convince the other to get married “for jahan’s sake”
  • root “it’ll strengthen our cover” groves
  • sameen “the kid deserves a stable home life” shaw
  • shaw tries to talk to john about it
  • “i dunno, reese. we’re barely even, like, together”
  • john straight-up laughs
  • “she kisses you before she leaves for missions in the morning and asks you to buy milk on the way /home/. that sounds pretty together to me”
  • he adds “plus dont you already have an anniversary?”
  • “the stock exchange doesnt count, john”
  • “you bought her a necklace”
  • “coincidence. and i stole it. doesn’t count”
  • “you make pancakes and share them with her”
  • “oh god. oh god, we’re together, arent we?”
  • shaw gets so awkward. does she have to act different now that it’s a relationship?
  • root notices
  • “shaw….are those flowers?”
  • “found em. by the dumpster. they were gonna throw em out. you can keep em i guess. if you want”
  • “…….thank you?”
  • root gets suspicious. shaw’s acting weird. what has she done. did she spill coffee on one of root’s projects again?
  • she talks to harold
  • “has shaw seemed….off, to you?”
  • “im quite sure i don’t know what you mean, ms. groves”
  • john has sworn him to secrecy
  • “she brought me flowers”
  • “……oh my”
  • root talks to the machine
  • “has primary asset shaw been exhibiting abnormal behavior?”
  • PRIMARY ASSET SHAW EXHIBITS INCREASED HEART RATE WHEN IN PROXIMITY TO ANALOG INTERFACE. 25% HIGHER THAN NORMAL
  • “that’s not /that/ abnormal”
  • PRIMARY ASSET SHAW’S SEARCH HISTORY INDICATES DRASTIC INCREASE OF SEARCHES RELATED TO: ‘ENGAGEMENT RINGS,’ ‘HONEYMOON IDEAS’, ‘HOW TO GET MARRIED WHEN YOU’RE LEGALLY DEAD AND YOUR FIANCEE DOESNT EXIST IN ANY KNOWN DATABASE’
  • root just about passes out
  • they’re lying in bed one night after suspiciously tender sex
  • “so when were you going to tell me you wanted to get married, sam?”
  • shaw nearly falls out of bed
  • she thought root was asleep, holy shit
  • “how did you–”
  • root looks at her patronizingly
  • shaw’s gonna kill that robot, AI god or not
  • she totally tries to play it cool
  • “what? that’s stupid. weddings are stupid. who even–i’ve never thought about–how do i know, frankly, that…that the machine doesn’t wanna marry you, huh?”
  • she gets so indignant and offended that she briefly forgets that she is, in fact, the one who wanted to get married