she showed up. they hadn’t seen each other in months or spoken in weeks, but there she was in all her olivia pope glory. god, she missed her. in both professional and personal matters.
the last time they spoke had been messy. the name calling and shouting and untrue declarations of hate kind of messy (on both their parts, but her own more than liv’s. she was adult enough to admit that now), so her hesitation in even inviting the other woman was understandable. but this was her first correspondents’ dinner and she needed her there, even if her presence wasn’t right by her side the entire night.
they were each other’s one weakness, that much was true.
against her better judgment, a snide remark slipped out upon liv entering the room. honestly, she didn’t blame olivia for almost leaving, she would have done the same. hell, she would be halfway back home by now, so liv staying when she asked gave her hope.
they stood in silence for longer than was comfortable for either of them, olivia watching her both expectantly and angrily.
it felt physically impossible to get the words out, as if her body were trying to protect her against the inevitable rejection that would come as soon as the words came tumbling out.
"[Luke begins to grow] into a man and embrace his mother’s personality. Using his head to maneuver the droids into Jabba’s palace, attempting to negotiate even if he knew Jabba would refuse, fighting was his last options after multiple warnings. Anakin was impulsive and was always ready to fight, its what cost him his arm. When Luke takes on this unconscious role that his mother left him he begins to question who she was. Leia may know what she looks like but Luke was the one that listened. He starts reciting her words almost exactly and that is what gets through to Vader. We already see Luke in his weakness, we saw in Empire he has the same ‘love’ Vader had for Padme in Revenge. He gives Luke the offer he gave her and both rejected it. Teaming up Luke with the memory of his beloved wife knocked that wall down. How Luke is not like Anakin saves him from the Emperor, the moral imperviousness of Padme. Luke sees the similarity between himself and Anakin but he knows they are also not the same which was the fear represented in the cave. The saga can end with affirming Padme’s dying words." (source)
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