The original Dick Grayson fandom: The Waynes
The Wayne blood might be cursed.
He always had faith that the Dynamic Duo could survive anything.
Except maybe each other.
“We need to talk.”
“…and my child must be protected at all costs.”
Forever Evil #7
Oh, I see what you did here.
Just take this sentence -displayed there, above Bruce and Dick- out of its contest. Tell me that isn’t intentional, lie to me
THERE’S BEEN AN INCIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT’S SON (WHO IS SO VERY LOVED BY THE PUBLIC) NEEDS TO BE MOVED NOW
[movie narrator voice] IN A WORLD WHERE THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD’S ONLY WEAKNESS ISHIS QUICK-TO-DODGE-SECURITY- ENTHUSIASTIC-FRESHLY-GRADUATED-FROM-COLLEGE SON, THE COUNTRY IS ON EDGE WHEN THE FIRST SON DISAPPEARS. THE RANSOM DEMAND IS HIGH BUT THE STAKES ARE CLEAR THE KIDNAPPERS MEAN TO SEND A MESSAGE AND DON’T PLAN ON RETURNING HIM ALIVE. THE ONE FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT WHO QUIT HIS JOB MONTHS AGO BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID OF GETTING TOO CLOSE TO HIS CHARGE NOW IS DETERMINED TO BRING HIM BACK
[dramatic fade to black, the music swells and then fades, and then the only sound is the slick slide of leather over skin]
I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THE NOTION THAT ONLY THOSE WHO DON’T WANT POWER ARE DESERVING OF IT.
Occasionally it works out, fine, but someone who doesn’t have a passion for leadership is going to do very poorly at the top. Because that shit’s hard, it is ungodly hard, and only if you’re truly committed to it are you going to be any good at it. Someone who just accidents their way into it is going to drop the ball, not to mention the fact that they haven’t prepared themselves for the task, so they’re untrained and untried.
Ambition is not a bad thing. Ambition for power is not a bad thing. Being ruthless and cutthroat and amoral, sure, but not ambitious.
And yet again and again and again and again and again I see books where only the person who doesn’t want the job is considered good enough to have it. And I think it’s born out of this idea that ambition is evil, but at the same time they need to be in charge for the story to work, so we end up with this fucking trope that is literally the opposite of sense-making."
Morgana bullying Arthur into taking her to buy lingerie for her wedding night and laughing at his bright red face
Arthur grumbling and dragging his feet but helping Morgana pick out her wedding dress
Morgana panicking the night before the wedding and Arthur calming her down with the kind of patience no one knew he had
Arthur needing a minute to blink away tears after seeing Morgana in her wedding gown
Morgana fixing Arthur’s tie and telling him that nothing’s going to change, it’s still you and me against the world, little brother
Arthur walking Morgana down the aisle
Morgana getting mad at Arthur over his best man (maid of honor) speech because he made her cry
Morgana hauling Arthur in for the father-daughter dance
Arthur kissing Morgana goodbye when it’s time for her to leave
Morgana calling him a few hours later from her honeymoon suite when he’s wrapping up the reception to tell him exactly what she plans to do to her spouse tonight
Arthur gagging and crying TMI but smiling all the same because yeah, nothing’s changed after all
#matchingiconlife (except not right now oops)
one day, Lana, one day