romance sans paroles || a hal/royston mix
innocent green youko kanno // these waters ben howard // eyes closed the narrative // starlings elbow // plea baths || romance sans paroles (op. 17 no. 3) gabriel fauré // infinity street richard walters // riches and wonders the mountain goats // eric’s song vienna teng // dirait-on morten lauridsen
This is so great!
can you imagine a drunk adamo lamenting to roy about how nice it would be to be married and have a little family
so all roy does for the next week is propose to him in public to fuck him off
#he’s like LOL IT CANT HURT PEOLPE WILL FEEL SORRY FOR ME AND I EMBARRASS OWEN THEY MIGHT EVEN BUY ME A COFFEE OR SOMETHING #so its kind of a shame that everyone knows roy’s a tosser #because they end up buying adamo a coffee instead to congratulate him loudly on his swift escape from a life with royston
except what if after hal shows up he INSISTS THAT THIS TRADITION CONTINUE because THE GOOD PEOPLE OF OUR FAIR CITY EXPECT IT YOU KNOW ROYSTON YOUR ANNUAL ILL-FATED PROPOSAL TO ADAMO IS A HOLIDAY TRADITION THEY MAKE SPECIALLY-THEMED ‘ROYSTON GETTING SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES’ SHOTS so sometimes to fuck adamo off even more hal will storm in just as roy gets down on one knee and throw down his gloves and at first everyone will think that he’s going to yell at roy and they gather round for a big scene
but then hal whips out a pair of swords and says “YOU FIENDISH CHURL, MARGRAVE ROYSTON, ON MY HONOUR I WILL FIGHT YOU FOR THE GOOD ADAMO’S HAND” because you see hal always wanted to get into a high-stakes exciting romantic duel before a captivated audience for someone’s affections and WHO BETTER TO DUEL WITH THAN ROYSTON because it generally ends up being less of a fight to the death and more of a fight to the little death if you know what I mean because after Royston’s shirt rips and Hal’s sleeves are rolled up and they’ve both started looking all hot and bothered but ever so dashing it generally just devolves into lengthy public make-outs
and everyone sort of starts shuffling off embarrassedly to get their commemorative “hal and royston almost have sex in public AGAIN”-themed frozen yoghurt (if you have ten fro-yo coupons you can redeem them for a limited edition “HAL AND MARGRAVE ROYSTON ARE PUBLC MENACES” t-shirt) except adamo who just stands there sighing and peering sheepishly through his fingers
until sometimes hal and roy can be persuaded to take him home so he can get in on the action with them I mean what
Royston would take it as a compliment that people have erected a holiday in his honor no matter how many times Adamo tries to explain that they are, in fact, making fun of him.
Any press is good press, Owen.
This is a philosophy that explains literally everything about you.
The very talented Liam McIntyre from the very excellent STARZ series. The whole I’M SPARTACUS thing doesn’t work very well when one of you is head and shoulders above the other.
There are a lot of old (but much-loved!) asks in the inbox so I am going to try and get through them today. It could be like a little surprise where you see an answer to a question you forgot you’d asked because I am the worst.
Also tumblr seems to have changed so now I no longer know how to tag my asks but I’ll be giving that a shot too!
I remember specifically when we got this ask because I cackled and showed it to Jaida and we both decided it was moments like this that got us into writing in the first place. (Our hopes and dreams are destroying other people’s hopes…and dreams…? Wait, that can’t be right.)
THANK YOU! I had a ferocious time of not knowing what to post here and then this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back to it.
From across the street I thought this said something else, and I would like to know how many calls per day they receive wondering whether it is insurance offered BY fans of Benedict Cumberbatch or FROM them.
As some of you may be aware, Jaida and I have never been able to put a real life face to Rook in the game of secret mental casting.
(Travis Fimmel stars in VIKINGS on the History Channel. Which also features George Blagden, Jaida’s latest pick for Thom-lookalike.)
done. done done done done done.
(also, lagertha as a if-havemercy-was-a-person?)
I WAS HONESTLY THINKING THAT and then I second-guessed and wondered if it was too much for one post.
But yeah, Lagertha has shot to the top of my human!Havemercy mental image list. (It’s not a list so much as a muddy basin where occasionally something drifts to the surface and I grab at it excitedly.)