Sherlock Holmes after The Reichenbach Fall (requested by Garance)
#breaks your heart to think about how hard he tries to believe this #how he tries to justify why he left john behind #all the excuses and all the reasoning that even he can see through #a man who can read liars like an open book and cut them right down the middle by shoving truth in their face #is lying to himself #in the backs of cabs in dirty hotel rooms when he sees something or smells something or hears something that makes him think of london #and especially when he’s walking into danger #when he’s walking into a situation where he knows he might die he lies to himself over and over again #because even the great sherlock holmes has fallen victim to the ‘if i just believe it hard enough it’ll be true’ mindset
#just the way john’s looking at him right here #that concern #sherlock would never admit to or acknowledge or even admit that he could be on the edge of falling apart #or cracking under pressure #but john knows him and he’s better at spotting those fraying edges where things are unraveling #it’s why he’ll never understand why sherlock didn’t take him with him #he would have given up everything just as sherlock did #and he would have been there to keep those fraying edges from coming completely undone and leaving sherlock dying or dead #he knows he’s never held him back and he knows he’s good for sherlock even when it comes to his work #conductor of light and all of that #so it’s got to be fucking infuriating when you’re so protective of someone it shows on your face #every fucking time you look at them #and he robs you of the chance to protect him
The night of the premiere we were asking everybody “If you could be an Avenger, who would you want to be?”, everybody’s answer was Tony Stark. (x)
Let me just. Spill feels on that bottom gif for a minute.
Look at that. That is just - a perfect reaction, summed up in half a second clip. We can assume at this point, by Loki’s statement “I met them,” that it’s past the point where Loki has thrashed most of the Avengers individually. Even after all he’s accomplished in Midgard, even as he thinks he’s so superior to all of these simple little Midgardians and their primitive lives, that one mention from Tony sets him on edge.
That little annoyed hiss, the head turn, how he bounces the staff in his hand. Look at that. That is annoyance, irritation, insecurity, and anger all bubbling together - and Loki shoves it down, trying to ignore the fact that his brother is here, helping these stupid little Midgardians and their insignificant lives. That Thor ruins everything - he has Asgard, all Loki wants is Midgard, why should he take that away too? That even though he’s succeeded in so much, his brother will always be better than him, and by the Realms he will not let that happen.
It just speaks so much to me about Loki’s inner turmoil - he’s obviously crazypants in this movie. No doubt about that: He’s the villain. But the only reason he get so angry at Thor is because he still loves his brother, somewhere. If he was really apathetic to who Thor was, their history, then he wouldn’t care. But this is thinly veiled bravado, because after all this time, he still doesn’t know how to handle the issues that have plagued him since he touched the Casket. I’m a monster, I may as well act like one.
“The shadows swayed and shifted, furtive animals racing across the cracked white walls. Catelyn had not eaten today. Perhaps that had been unwise. She told herself that there had been no time, but the truth was that food has lost its savor in a world without Ned. When they took his head off, they killed me too.”