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IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER
OH MAN ANON YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY SKYEWARD THOUGHTS GOD DAMN EVERYBODY SIT DOWN
There are so many ways that I could approach this. I could talk about Skye vs. Ward as the heart vs. the body: I could compare and contrast the ways that they protect the people they love with a similar intensity but complementary approaches. I could say all kinds of things about how Ward is right round the bend obsessive about needing some kind of physical outlet, something tangible on which to vent his aggression when someone he cares about is in danger, and how by contrast Skye is so much more comfortable in morally grey moments, when words and psychology and feeling are the defenses of choice. I could go on for days and days about how well they balance each other out, and how much they could learn from one another (and because I am on my way to becoming the biggest Skye stan ever, I would probably argue that Ward has more to learn from Skye than the other way around).
Mostly, though, I’m just gonna talk about where that balance comes from and why it works so much: because it’s built on this one huge beautiful thing they have in common, which is just how much and how deeply and how quickly they love. Tell me with a straight face that Skye doesn’t utterly adore every member of that team. Tell me that Ward wouldn’t die for any one of them without a second thought (that instinct may be rooted in something a little darker, but let’s ignore that just for the purposes of this word vomit).They are so intense and so devoted and so full of conviction when it comes to the other human beings in their lives to whom they have chosen to attach themselves, through deliberate machinations or through circumstance, that I have nooooo choice but to ship it. NO CHOICE. I’M DONE, I’M THROUGH, I WAS GONE AFTER EPISODE TWO, PROBABLY. I mean I saw it coming in ep one but it didn’t get totally amazing until two or later so shshhhhSSHHHHHH THE HEART AND THE BODY ARE HOPELESS ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE
I’M JUST VERY EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT UGH
AND EVEN LET’S
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE THING WITH MAY OK JUST FOR A SECOND HUMOUR ME
When Ward was super freaked out and deep in his shame/guilt/hate spiral, he needed physical comfort. This is so not surprising as to be downright predictable based on his previous behaviour patterns. He’s a tactile person in every sense: he needs something to hit, something to do, solves his problems in his physical reality, not internally. His problems are messy and he needs a physical outlet for them. That’s why it’s not surprising, that’s why it’s totally in character for him to accept May’s offer. Sex is a physical outlet that isn’t even destructive. He gets the kind of comfort he needs.
Skye was offering him the kind of comfort that she needs, when she gave him the option of talking, of thinking it out. Skye might even have been projecting something of herself when she made her own offer, because for all that she’s amazing at seeing and understanding people, she’s not completely perfect at it. She will make minor mistakes, and this is one of them. She couldn’t see what he needed in that precise individual moment (hopefully for the sake of character development Ward will one day be able to process the internal without involving the external, but we aren’t there yet so bear with me).
The other part of this that’s important, of course, is that Ward doesn’t believe Skye can offer him the kind of comfort he’s looking for. As far as he knows, she’s still with Miles. Hell, as far as we know, she’s still with Miles. What kind of person would he be to ask her to forsake that for his own personal problems? There’s no way in hell that he would even think it. It’s so out in left field in terms of what we know about his character that just… nope. Nah. Would never happen. May could give him, outright offered him, exactly what he was looking for. Skye did not. Skye could not. So even though we could see plain as day he wanted to take Skye’s offer, on some level, wanted to be able to rest his metaphorical head on her metaphorical shoulder, it’s not a shock that he didn’t.
Not yet, anyway.
For a good ship, rough seas are the fun bit.
hush little fandom dont you cry
you all knew your fav character was going to die
accompanied by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
feat. Eric Kripke
back up vocals done by J.K. Rowling
produced by Suzanne Collins
music video staring Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant
Directed by George R. R Martin
Lyrics by John Green.
"We should follow the same plan as before. Take separate routes back, stagger our timing so no one suspects.”
Agents Melinda May and Grant Ward in 1.09 : Repairs
President Snow is me everyday in school when I see couples in the hallways.
It’s his way of letting her know he’s sorry.
The first night, their training goes slow. He blames it on the after effects of holding the Berserk staff and she doesn’t question it. She spends the entire time silent and following his orders. It’s the night she finally learns how to dismantle a gun and put it back together. He congratulates her advance, but she barely smiles.
The second night, he lets her choose the monthly book he’s been asking her to read. Somehow, he never took her for an Emily Bronte kind of girl.
He doesn’t see her the third night until it’s well after midnight. He’s sitting in the resting room, reading diverse headlines of newspapers around the world. The carpet of the Bus announces her arrival, mutes as she lingers by the threshold, and bids her farewell as she returns to her room.
By the fourth night, their silence is noticed by the entire team, and Simmon’s attempts to link them to the conversation fall on deaf ears. Still, he can listen to the young bio-chemist berate the Specialist’s pride as he leaves the small dinning room.
As Friday draws near, she’s sitting in her room with her door open. She turns her eyes to him the moment she realizes he’s there. Instead of a greeting, he exhibits the brown bag attached to his right hand’s fingers. “Chunky Monkey or Cherry Garcia?”
"Only if you brought two spoons, S.O."
This scene says so much about Fitz. Just look at how Fitz doesn’t even hesitate to reach out for Ward to pull him back and just how shocked he is when Ward reacts violently. The look on Fitz’s face as Ward readies himself for a fight and how he just turns away and spends the rest of the scene hunched in on himself, avoiding eye contact and trying desperately to remain invisible. All it says to me is Fitz has been abused in the past whether it was family, previous lover or just bullies. He has an instinctual defence mechanism to make himself into a smaller target. He’s so freaked out he’s petting his pad and holding it close like a security blanket.
But he doesn’t leave the room. He should, the normal instinct is to flee from danger but he doesn’t he stays put and even talks back to Ward. He risks putting himself in Ward’s path and suffering for it. He just stands there and lets Ward yell at him. This is why Fitz is my favourite character because no matter what the cost to himself Fitz will move into the path of danger for someone he cares about.