I thought I was done with the Gooey series - not yet, apparently 😛
Relationship: Booker | Sebastien le Livre/Nile Freeman
Summary: " 'I want colourful bed sheets. And potted plants that I'm pretty sure I'll end up killing. And I wanna pick the backsplash and the throw pillows with you. I want us to argue about who does the dishes and who takes out the trash. I want a job. Or maybe go to university. Or both. I wanna commute and listen to music while staring out the bus window. I wanna draw and paint and frame the least horrible ones and you can decide where we hang them.' "
OR: Nile wants a break from their fast-paced life, to settle down somewhere for a couple of years - this is how the conversation with Booker unfolds.
WHERE IS THE GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE/THE OLD GUARD CROSSOVER, NETFLIX? GIVE IT TO ME NOW, GOD DAMMIT.
deleted take from the dinner scene 👀👀👀
thanks @salzundhonig for the idea! ref here
Andy: Literally everything is a weapon, Nile. That folder, in my hands, is far deadlier than this bow of yours
nile doesn’t ask the first time she finds them, sneaking them into her room and flipping through them all night. there was joe and nicky, happy and smiling, with clothes and hairstyles she couldn’t quite place. then booker, scarce in photos at first, awkward and almost empty but as she went on, they seemed to skip time periods and then he was laughing and smiling, playing a game with nicky or petting a dog on the street
the second time she finds them, she holds them tight to her chest and quietly sits down next to andy, gently laying them on the table in front of her. she blinks a few times, a watery smile coming to her face. and she tells nile about some of the photos, nicky cooking with joe (she thinks they made risotto that night, she can’t be sure), a blacksmiths workshop, the lady who made the best pastries at her shop, though andy doesn’t remember her name. and hundreds of others, a collection of their lives across decades, hair and clothes changing but faces remaining the same, if not a bit world weary
then she finds one of quynh, not a photo of her, but a photo of a painting of her. she looked just like she did in nile’s dreams, dark eyes that had seen too much, but this painting captured a lightness that wasn’t there in her dreams. she wanted to ask andy the first time about the photos, since she didn’t seem like the photographer type, it was mostly joe who would take pictures of them, but seeing the photo of quynh’s painting, she understood now
andy had seen not only decades and centuries like the other three, she had seen millennia. she’d seen more than nile could even fathom, and some of it forgotten, the faces of her family, the landscape of her birthplace, so many things that once were and are no longer. that painting of quynh is gone now, lost to time and their everchanging lives, but she has the photo of it so she can still look at quynh and remember the beauty of her smile or how the firelight reflected in her eyes
she had forgotten so much of her own life, that now she was taking any chance to remember
Yeah. I’m new.
Favorite Ladies [47/?] | Nile Freeman
yesterday i was thinking again about nile freeman, as one does, and i finally found words for something i had in mind a long time: much of nile's steadiness feels practiced, rehearsed, and she moves very different in the few moments of the movie she relaxes.
now, you might remember the gifset with all the times nile paces and fidgets and tics when she's nervous and feeling her control slipping, and while that is one of my favorite bits about her, you can also see it in the opposite. when she's not moving with an specific plan, she's loose limbed, drags feet, and overall just moves a lot.
i know you might say "but nat, that's just the military training showing" and yes, maybe! but i remember vividly watching the movie and going damn, i do that haha, over a year ago when the leg bouncing and neck cracking was just a part of life and not an ADHD indicator.
what i mean to say is i see so much an adult who went through their whole life having to learn how to behave in a certain way, and wearing it as armor when needed. this is why the ND* nile readings are so dear to me, bc they ring true.
*not just ADHD, but autistic as well given how common they appear together in people who reach adulthood undiagnosed. it's not my area but this is a free addition zone, go nuts if it's yours!
Thinking about wing au. About Andy with eagle like wings, wings made to hunt and attack, wings she uses to do that for milleniums because it's the only thing she knows and cligns on until she meets Nile with eagle like wings too who uses them to fight but also guide and clear the sky for others.
Thinking about Nile who has her father's wing, the only thing left to remember him by, how she tries to honor his memories while loving and keeping her family safe. How her mother with caring swallow like wings teaches her to help and guide and not just attack.
Thinking about Booker with vulture like wings, bringing death everywhere he goes, thinking of himself as pest when these birds are incredibly important for the entire ecosystem.
Thinking about Joe with falcon like wings, quick and agile and matched by nothing but Nicky's albatros like wings, sturdy and reliable, the pair they make.
And Quynh, with her falcon wings, pit viper in the sky just like on ground but not strong enough to break out of her bonds in time. She remembers Lykon's stork like wings, strong and sturdy but not quick enough to avoid his fatal wound.
Nile is Andy’s favorite now, boys! 😁
alright next chapter of a bright center is up! in which i continue to have no regard at all for the rules of star wars, there are a lot of emotions, certain plot points are (finally) resolved, and i (mostly) fix everything that happened last chapter. enjoy!
Rating: Teen and Up
Andy, Nicky and Booker make a difficult decision. Nile discovers something new about herself.
idk why this is giving me strong Nicky (working at a veterinarian clinic) vibe.
Imagine, Yusuf returning to their little flat with groceries in hand, enjoying his intermission downtime, and is greeted with this.
“Habibi what the f*ck? <3”
Also reminded me of that fic where Nile adopted a corgi by @peri-helia
Joe: The first time I saw Nicolo he struck me in the heart
Nile: Aww that’s so –
Joe: With his sword.
Turns out I have a type when it comes to comfort characters.
They all need therapy, Jear Desus.
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