Norman Reedus on horses and motorcycles
"I care. I care to the point where impaling you with my claws would hurt me as well.”
The first thing Stiles says after the nogitsune is banished from his body is, “I’m sorry. Oh my god, I’m so fucking sorry.”
His dad wraps him in a hug, presses a kiss to his temple, and harshly whispers, “You’re okay. You’re gonna be okay, kid. I got you.”
Gradually, Stiles makes his rounds. He takes a few days to himself, trying to sort through the mess of memories he has. Asks what’s real, tries to forget the hallucinations the nogitsune showed him.
Quells the nausea when he realizes some of those hallucinations weren’t hallucinations at all.
Scott, Melissa, his dad - hell, everyone he talks to says the same thing when he apologizes.
"Wasn’t your fault, Stiles. It wasn’t you."
It’s three months before Stiles is able to look down at his hands without seeing them covered in Coach’s blood, without seeing them curl over an electrical wire to strip away the covering, without seeing them wrapped around a knife that twists deeper into his brother’s body.
(He cries for almost an hour in Scott’s arms, pressing his hand to Scott’s stomach just to make sure that it’s actually healed even though it’s been months.)
It’s three months before Stiles is able to look down at his hands without remembering the phantom feeling of them wrapping around Derek’s shoulders and throwing him into the wall. It’s three months before he goes to see Derek at all.
Inspired by the last TWD episode, “Still”. Gotta sayyyyy I’m really liking these two together, although interpret it how you want! :)
Side note: Been trying to do more linework stuff and I’m starting to get comfortable with it yay!
Well that’s just STUNNING.
This is awesome, they’re like Disney characters
What happened to the young boy who came into my chambers just a few years ago?
Heavily inspired by this
#the STRINGS IN HIS HANDS ARE LOOSE AND BROKEN BECAUSE MERLIN WAS ULTIMETLY A PUPPETEER WITH A WHOLE KINGDOM AT THE TIPS OF HIS FINGER#DONT THEY SAY THAT IF YOU HAVE THE EAR OF THE KING (FIGURATIVLY) THAT MEANS YOU’VE GOT POWER#AND MERLIN#HE HAD ARTHUR LOYALTY AND TRUST#AND SO HE WAS /THAT/#MUCH EASIER TO MANIPULATE#MERLIN TOLD HIM /JUST ENOUGH/ FOR ARTHUR TO GET BY#SO MANY SECRETS HE KEPT FROM HIM#AND SO MANY PEOPLE HE MANIPULATED FOR HIS OWN ENDS (WHICH DID CORRELATE WITH ARTHURS WELL BEING BUUUTT)#BUT mERLIN WAS ALSO WRAPPED UP IN THE SAME STRING AS EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE HE WAS TOO GOOD AND PERHAPS AT THE BEGINING TOO NAIVE TO UNDERSTA#MERLIN HELD ALL THE STRINGS IN HIS HANDS#BUT WHEN HE DOESNT HAVE A PUPPET ANYMORE WHATS THE PONT (Hanan)
#omg THANK YOU#i think about this all the time#like everyone’s always like - oh merlin so innocent so full of heart he’s a little baby#but like no#go back and watch the show#he’s actually EXTREMELY ruthless and manipulative#he would use and kill people at the drop of a hat#not mention he’s just one hardcore liar#i think people make light of that fact because he’s lying about his magic to protect himself right?#and i think that’s how he justifies it too#but he lies about everything#even lancelot had to tell him ‘don’t even think about lying to me AGAIN’#and lancelot was the one person he didn’t HAVE to lie to#it’s so important to realize that merlin is actually a pretty dark character#especially when it comes to arthur#he’s definitely an ‘ends justify the means’ kinda guy#love me some dark merlin#merlin#emrys (mal)
OH GOD OKAY BUT DEREK !!!! TREATING STILES LIKE HE’S FRAGILE WHEN HE FINDS OUT STILES IS SICK. NO MORE OF THE ANTAGONISTIC BANTER OR SHOVING OR TOUCHING. IT ALL SUDDENLY GETS VERY HESITANT AND CAREFUL AND KIND !!!!
LIKE DEREK CUPPING HIS ELBOW WHEN THEY WALK UP STAIRS….