|Re: Shiptime (Mel/Ed)|
Subject: Re: Shiptime (Mel/Ed)
by Blurble on 2010/10/30 19:41:46
I think it will take Mel a while before she can think of Ed as "that man" rather than "that boy". I'm sure one of my next fics can have him having a cool moment and her thinking OMGHE'SSOMANLY (lol) but in general he's more like a total goofball around her.
As for them never saying I love you... I dunno, somehow I always see Ed as being kinda demonstrative. I guess because in my game he proposed to her like ALLLLL the time (=D). And also because he just... feels like the more open type.
And while those two had super-huge communication problems in TLO, in my interpretation this mostly came from Mel. More importantly, the ending of TLO did not really contradict my interpretation of Ed as the more open honest one.
Mel: I'm /not/ a mage1
Ed: Stop lying to yourself just cause you're scared
Mel: ...Dammit I hate when you're right all the bloody time
Ed: =DDDD (BECAUSE WE'RE TOTALLY IN LOVE =DDD)
Ed: So. I decided I actually want to be a king now. And you need to be trained in magic. Thus we are going together to the opposite side of the globe because obviously we're sticking together. (BECAUSE WE'RE TOTALLY IN LOVE =DDD)
Ed: Now let's go hang out somewhere (BECAUSE WE'RE TOTALLY IN LOVE =DDD)
okay, pretty clearly some of my personal preferences play into that interpretation, but... yeah.
Alright, in canon they don't ever say those exact, precise three words but somehow rather than seeing that as something significant that once they said it you can be sure it made it's way into the script, I just see it as the kind of thing they mention off-screen... Plus I guess whatever all my fics follow each other in my head so once I had Ed being all confession-y in At an Impasse it just proceeded from there (maybe things will change when I finish little joys and move on to it's pseudo-sequel set in game, when they will be much more prickly at each other, but a. that's going to take a while and b. seriously, even then there's fluff. more obliquely references fluff, sure, but I've had the image of them staying up talking together and Mel falling asleep and Ed totally pulling The Move on for something like two years.