you're a father

I know everyone saw the whole “tony I’m sorry” scene happen between Peter and Tony in the trailer leak but did anyone else clock on to the scene where some of the team are watching what appears to be a ship crash landing in front of them and Tony literally MOVES HIMSELF in front of Peter to shield him from a possible incoming threat?

DAD TONY AT IT AGAIN!

How to win over your brother-in-law
  • Littlefinger: I love your sister as I loved her mother.
  • Jon: *chokeslams him into wall*
  • Gendry: I'm a bastard! You're a bastard! Our fathers were friends! You're my new BFF!
  • Jon: *thrusts hand out in a handshake* We will fight side by side, you and I.
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Me and @preshfinn were talking about Ninjago, and we found out Zane and Garmadon rarely interacted in the show. So here you go to fix that! Enjoy!

  • Scorpius: Dad, Grandpa, I need some help.
  • Draco: Yes, of course.
  • Lucius: Sure, what do you need?
  • Scorpius: Well... I was thinking that I could read you some pick up lines to try and get Albus' attention.
  • Draco, muttering: Of course, Potter...
  • Lucius: Shut up, Draco. Read them out, Scorpius.
  • Scorpius, sweating: Uh... Did you survive the Killing Curse? Because you're drop dead gorgeous!
  • Draco:
  • Lucius: ...Might make him think you're after his father? Try another one.
  • Scorpius: How about... Wanna open my Chamber of Secrets?
  • Lucius: Uh–
  • Scorpius: Ooh! or — Hagrid's not the only giant on campus!
  • Draco: SCORPIUS
  • Lucius: Do you have anything less forward??
  • Scorpius: ...Let's have a wand fight at Midnight?
  • Draco: Doesn't work.

Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you’re pleased
And that I’m never alone

You’re a Good, Good Father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

Oh, and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word

Cause you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us

Oh, it’s love so undeniable
I, I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable
I, I can hardly think


As you call me deeper still
Into love, love, love

This is why Franky, and Franky alone, is the ‘father’ of the Straw Hat Pirates.

When he was only a small child, he was abandoned on the Grand Line by his parents for being a 'nuisance’. Franky knows what it’s like to be abandoned. Not orphaned–his parents are very likely still out there somewhere–but abandoned, not because his parents died, but because they freaking didn’t want him. Franky knows all too well the loneliness that results, of being small and scared in the big wide world, with no one to turn to.

But he also knows what it’s like to be accepted, to be taken in by someone who became more like 'family’ than those he was actually related to. He knows what it’s like to be given a new sense of hope, to be given direction, to discover that he is not a nuisance at all, that he is actually worth something.

But then he knows what it’s like to lose that all over again, and by actions he perceives as his own fault, just as he viewed the abandonment by his blood father as his own fault. Losing Tom totally shattered him, so much so that he was willing to forego his lifelong dream of creating ships, the thing that basically defined who he was.

But one thing remained. Foremost to being a shipwright, he wanted to be like Tom. Franky wants to be the father-figure to others that Tom was to him. He wants others to know that they are not hopeless. That they are not a 'nuisance’, that they actually deserve to take up space in the world.

So when he returns to Water 7, he gathers up all the misfits and outcasts, all the 'nuisances’, and gives them a family. He gives them a home, and a purpose to live, so much so that they want the same for him. They want him to revive his dream of being the shipwright aboard the dreamship.

And once he does this, he is every bit the father figure he wanted to be. In Dressrosa, when Luffy hears about Ace’s fruit, Franky is the voice of reason. To Usopp, who’s come from a similar-yet-different situation of parental abandonment, he is the first present father figure in that kid’s life, and helps guide him in their similar areas of interest, in which he is more experienced. He knows when to be serious and when to be silly and can switch between the two without a moments warning, entertaining them with his inventions, not because it makes him happy, but because it makes them happy, and that’s what makes him happy.

Because he doesn’t want others to feel the loneliness he felt as a child. He doesn’t want others to feel as though they’re a waste of space or a nuisance. Because he has lived and breathed with a fully human body and with a cyborg one and knows regardless that just existing is never a crime, and while he’s around, no one is going to feel unwanted or worthless.

While he’s around, no one is going to feel fatherless.