And the award for most awkward time to ask someone for a date goes to …
Agents of SHIELD s1e17 Turn, Turn, Turn
When you realize that he finally wanted to stop pretending with her… Come clean maybe… Who knows how that conversation would have gone… And then Garrett had to go and reveal himself, and drag Grant back with him…
"If we make it out of this, maybe we can..grab a drink. You and me.”
*YES SKYE, I AM ASKING YOU OUT ON A DATE*
crying because this is probably the first time in his 31 years he’s ever asked a girl out. *________________*
You woke up a weakness inside me.
She’s his weakness and he’s hers. It’s that simple. That’s why they can’t be together RIGHT NOW. They need to become each other’s strengths first before they can get back together. When Skye could be a beacon of his strength and he can be a beacon of hers, then they’ll become the AoS version of Clintasha in the MCU.
i also think they need to figure out who they are on their own. and that this will be SUCH a painful but ultimately rewarding journey.
on one hand, you have ward; a specialist who never really had the chance to grow up. he left one destructive HORRIBLE situation for another — and then spent the rest of those subsequent years LYING to everyone about EVERYTHING (to quote skye) as he perfected a cover for the only person who he had given up EVERYTHING for.
on the other, you have skye: who was PUSHED from heartbreak to heartbreak because no one wanted her (or so it seemed). she has been unclaimed all her life and no one cared.
AND THEN HERE THEY ARE. meeting up, finding pieces of home in each other - ward is teaching her that she is worth defending, worth rescuing, WORTH FIGHTING FOR. skye is teaching him that he is ENOUGH. that someone wants him for HIM, dammit, that there are parts of him WORTH SAVING and looking after.
in neither circumstance do they say, i am blindly in love with you, you have zero flaws and ours is a puppy princess love. it’s more like: hey, you’ve got your BS to deal with and i’ve got mine. we’ve dealt with it our own ways for so long that i’m going to take a page from your book and try it differently AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
they are the catalysts in each other’s lives. they are the thing that inspires a HUGE change. this is not someone you turn your back on, no matter how hard you try. this is a person who is now hardwired into your system. someone who, at the end of the day, whether you like it or not, you will always answer to, however subconsciously.
and that’s the beauty of the skye/ward relationship.
but here’s the thing. a catalyst is just the BEGINNING. it’s what sets things into motion. it’s all a
crapshootmystery from there. they have set each other on these paths that they NEEDED to be on, to take, to COMPLETE before they can ever be whole people. not in an inter/co-dependent sort of way.
in a: for the first time in your life, you have the gift of becoming sort of way.
and they owe it to themselves and each other to do that. take the journey. trust the universe (not the system). GROW.
if not, nothing will ever change. you’ll be stagnant, one dimensional and you’ll never learn. you will be what john garrett became: a man so fixated on revenge and destruction that he never moved past it. (…he’s a lot more than that, but for the sake of this point go with it.)
and i think that both ward and skye are far too complex, too multi-dimensional, too faceted to ever stop learning, growing, becoming. because to do that takes courage. it takes determination. it takes endurance.
to do that takes heart.
and god knows these two have it.
Holland Roden | HBO’s Official 2014 Emmy After Party on August 25, 2014
And that’s how you make an exit.
Happy 23rd Birthday Dylan O’Brien! (August 26, 1991)
Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report Team (ft. Jimmy Fallon) accepting the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series.
August 26th, 1991(x)
Billy Eichner on The Mindy Project Emmys snub