Or, how I learned to write fan fiction again.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on set of season 5 [x]
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
happy birthday emma ! ♥
au: gone girl
nate archibald did not kill his wife.
Victoria and Albert reigned together for twenty years.
Prince Albert died from typhoid at the age of 42. In memory of her husband, Victoria had his clothes laid out every day until her death, at the age of 81.
You know you wanted more CrisMes in bed u know that
Did it ever occur to you that I loved you as much as a man can love a woman? Loved you for years before I finally got you? During the war I’d go away and try to forget you, but I couldn’t and I always had to come back. After the war I risked arrest, just to come back and find you. I cared so much I believe I would have killed Frank Kennedy if he hadn’t died when he did. I loved you but I couldn’t let you know it. You’re so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.
— Rhett Butler (Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind)
I knew you didn’t love me when I married you. I knew about Ashley, you see. But, fool that I was, I thought I could make you care. Laugh, if you like, but I wanted to take care of you, to pet you, to give you everything you wanted. I wanted to marry you and protect you and give you a free rein in anything that would make you happy - just as I did Bonnie. You’d had such a struggle, Scarlett. No one knew better than I what you’d gone through and I wanted you to stop fighting and let me fight for you. I wanted you to play, like a child - for you were a child, a brave, frightened, bullheaded child. I think you are still a child. No one but a child could be so headstrong and so insensitive.
It was so obvious that we were meant for each other. So obvious that I was the only man of your acquaintance who could love you after knowing you as you really are - hard and greedy and unscrupulous, like me. I loved you and I took the chance. I thought Ashley would fade out of your mind. But,I tried everything I knew and nothing worked.
And I loved you so, Scarlett.
If you had only let me, I could have loved you as gently and as tenderly as ever a man loved a woman. But I couldn’t let you know, for I knew you’d think me weak and try to use my love against me.
shakespeare in love (1998)
"Tell me how you love her, Will." - "Like a sickness and its cure together."