beth/borgov but its prokofiev’s dance of the kights
OK BUT BETH HARMON FROM THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT AND KATE PEARSON FROM THIS IS US ARE MY FASHION ICONS I JUST WANNA DRESS LIKE THEM
Pairing: Beth Harmon x Benny Watts
Tags: Post-Canon, Slice of Life, Slow Burn, Slow Build Romance, Getting Closure, aka Beth gets her shit together post-series
Summary: As Beth heads back to Lexington after the turning point of her career, she navigates through life as she rekindles old friendships, sticks to her sobriety, and focuses on the people most important to her.
Chapter Summary: It’s months away until she can join another tournament. For now, she has to deal with the wolves.
Beth gets a call from the Federation the next day, asking if she’s already settled into the grind of things. She’s been putting off talking to the press for a while, wanting to make room and clear her headspace a bit.
Unfortunately, she couldn’t delay things much longer and finally allows the Federation to schedule the press and interviews she’s sure to get in a few days’ time. Beth understands this is all part of the package deal of defeating those ‘ungodly commies’ , as they say, but she can’t help rolling her eyes at all the technical bullshit they’ve been spewing for the past hour.
“Yeah, yeah I understand. Could you all just handle it? All of it?” She resigns. “I’m still in Kentucky, trying to get used to things back home. If you need me to fly out just send me the details and all the documents I need.”
“Yes, of course Ms. Harmon. We’ll be preparing your flight details for Washington. We’ll call you as soon as things get settled. Thank you.”
Beth hangs up the phone and crashes on the couch. This is gonna make things even more complicated, she huffs. “It’s okay. This’ll only last a week. Two weeks tops. Then things will go back to normal.” Beth comforts herself.
Beth Harmon is my hero
I finished The Queen’s Gambit and one one things I loved most about this show is how Beth believes Borgov underestimates her as an opponent when in fact it is the opposite. We see through small but important scenes (the elevator conversation, the press conference, him studying the chessboard) that Borgov not only considers her a worthy opponent, but the one that will finally defeat him and that was very beautiful to see.
Which color grade Beth Harmon do you like better?
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Did Beth sleep with Cleo??????? This is very important, please answer
you either fall asleep a human being before 2 am, or you stay awake long enough
till morning to become an idiot
case on point: i should be sleeping, it’s 5 am, but instead i’m thinking about a ship name for beth x benny, so me and @cheerynoir come up with some really beautiful romantic ideas, you know, real poetic shit right here
you can’t properly mix their first names because they are too similar, right? sure it can be BB, like they are parents of a fucking BB-8, it can also be B2 like the name of russian rock band…. you get the drift
and i mean yeah benny probably has a full name just as beth does but who uses those? no one, so no one gives a fuck also
which leaves us with their surnames and a few incredibly beautiful variations like:
watmon (almost like a huge piece of paper in russian)
hatts (like hats but with the additional t)
warmon (i mean yeah, the heat is real with this one)
harms (that is what this ship does to our hearts at times)
and my personal fucking favourite, the one we’ve all been waiting for, low and behold - WATTSON (👏👏👏)
now watch me use this shit as their ship name to tag my future art, unapologetically, with no remorse or shame, because that’s the person i am, god is dead, it’s 2020 and i can do whatever i want
𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠 𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝 | 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚎𝚗'𝚜 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚋𝚒𝚝
Opening section from “An Exchange of Kings”, (Tentative title- I know there’s no such thing in chess, but that’s kinda the point) totally self-indulgent follow-up to Check and Mate. (The Queen’s Gambit, Beth/Benny, M for frank talk about sex)
Beth wakes up and blinks when she smells coffee. She turns over in bed, unsure if she’s disappointed- Benny’s always been up earlier than her, but she’d been hoping to wake up in his arms again. Instead she can hear the low sound of his voice downstairs- he’s probably on the phone.
me: hehe pretty chess lady
my friends: hey ur gay
Beth Harmon. (The Queen’s Gambit)
are there fics about beth & jolene yet? their dynamic has so much potential & it wasn’t exploited enough on the show 😫
i uh. i added a chapter to my beth/borgov fic.