i often underestimate the power winged liner can have over my day
Diego Barrueco by Andrew Borthwick
This one’s going out to all my August babies whose birthday requests I missed because I was traveling! Sorry, friends. I think I picked an excerpt you will ALL enjoy ;) As a warning, this is likely the last of the Teaser Thursdays you’ll get for ITA, but you’ll have the chance to read longer excerpts in September, so get excited!
The usual rules apply: please do not repost this anywhere outside of reblogging this post on Tumblr (that means Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).
Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!
this post is about two things i need to get out of my system about Ronan’s fight with Robert Parrish.
This is actually really interesting to link the the rent and the fight together, bc the rent doesn’t even need to happen if Adam is still living at home. Adam is in effect, not free, but now reliant on Ronan.
Also, if fighting back was just that simple, I’m sure Adam would have a long time ago, but he doesn’t bc he tells Gansey that Robert has a gun and if he does fight back, he will kill him.
So really if the cops hadn’t showed up, if Adam hadn’t pressed charges, he was essentially writing his own death sentence.
I really hate the way it’s framed though, Adam presses charges bc Ronan is going to be kicked out is what’s at the forefront of his mind, not that Robert will essentially beat the living shit out of him once the cops leave. I’m sure that’s part of it, but really Adam has to for his own safety at this point. He’s pushed into a corner by Ronan’s interference and into a much more dangerous situation.
This isn’t going to go away either, eventually Robert will be back, and he is going to likely go after Adam with a renewed frevor, since by turning in Robert, he’s been essentially disowned by his family. Ronan may not have meant to, but he essentially has put Adam into much greater danger than before.
So Ronan once again is going to have to step in to ‘save’ Adam?
Like idk how this is all going to play out, but the way the narrative frames it is terrible. It’s romanticized to a certain point that is uncomfortable.