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Anonymous said: Hi! I love your tumblr so much! Your Gail/Holly metas are the best and I'm looking forward to reading more of them. I was wondering if you could maybe do something similar for Root and Shaw? You don't talk about them much except in your tags. I would love to hear your thoughts on this pairing! What do you like about them most? What's your favorite scene?
Oh, Flirty Face and Murder Face …how much do I love them? Lots. In all honesty, I don’t think about Root and Shaw too much - in terms of deep meta - because the show gives me so much more to think about. Moral grey areas. Unchecked surveillance. Who is watching the watchers. That said, I love them the way I loved Cara/Kahlan’s relationship on Legend of the Seeker. Natural “enemies” learning to trust each other - because they have to - and then realizing they can’t live without each other is one my favorite tropes. I might get around to having deeper thoughts about them some day, but I just enjoy their scenes now. In a show that can be unrelentingly heavy, their lightness and banter is a gift.
Anonymous said: So if Person of Interest went there with Root & Shaw what do you think their relationship would look like. It's obvious that Shaw has never been in an relationship, but I don't think that Root has much or really any experience with a romantic relationship.
I think Shaw’s comment in ‘Lady Killer’ seem to indicate that Shaw *tried* and those experiences crash and burned so bad she never wanted to try another relationship again if she can help it.
Now Root, Root I don’t think has been in any relationship at all.
So if they ever fell into it, they’d both be amateurs. Shaw at least knows the basics of it, kind of. Root knows what its like in theory but… yeah.
I think for the longest time, what they have would be undefined. Shaw would be allergic to the word ‘relationship’. Root would be okay with that ambivalence, its not like she doesn’t have another intimate relationship (the Machine).
But if you ask the people around them, they’d just look at the two and shake their head, because from the outside, looks pretty much like they’re in a relationship. Harold would accept it as it is, but he’d be very wary about their relationship mostly because of his history with Root.
Fusco would either roll his eyes or be eternally befuddled at them, or both. John realizes this means he has to deal with Root more often than he wants to.
So, Root knows the basics of a relationship, in theory, so she’ll do things for anniversaries, except her ideas for what anniversaries are, are a bit different.
Shaw keeps wondering why she keeps getting gifts on a certain day — turns out that was the day Shaw met Root, the one with tying up and the hot iron torture. Because Root wanted to mark that as their anniversary date, Shaw tells her that’s not how anniversaries work. Still, that doesn’t stop Root from sending Shaw gifts on that day.
Shaw’s idea of a date, is as bad as Michael Westen’s idea of a date: a burger during stake out.
(Also, because Shaw is adamant that they weren’t in a relationship. Even if Root crashes in her apartment all the time after missions, and they spend all their time together, and Root even gets a key. Its not a relationship, its just convenient.)
Root takes this all in with: LOL, but we’re practically married. She says this out loud. Root just doesn’t know when not to speak sometimes.
Shaw gets that look on her face, and doesn’t speak or acknowledge Root for days. Because WHAT. NO.
They work things out. The working out consists of gunfire, explosions and a particularly reckless thing on Root’s part that has Shaw nearly tearing her hair out of exasperation.
And then Reese goes does the same thing, and after the mission it takes Harold and Fusco to talk her down from locking the two boneheads in a Faraday cage until they learn what the hell RECKLESS means.
In the end, it worked out.
With lots of angry make up sex. In Shaw’s apartment because she’s not going to have sex where Harold was around, because EW.
So, how are they with each other? For someone who is into privacy so much, Shaw is also really nosy, like a cat (see: Shaw going around Fusco’s apartment.) So when Root’s around, she can’t help but fiddle with Root’s things. Root’s okay with it though since 90% of the time the things she brings home aren’t hers, but things she stole.
And for Root? Well, Root has the instincts of a really creepy stalker. So Shaw has to deal with Root staring at her while she sleeps. All. The Damned. Time.
It doesn’t help that Root has the backing of an all seeing massive surveillance system. So Root knows exactly what Shaw’s doing all the time. Its a pain buying a gift for Root, if at all because the payphone would ring and Root would give her opinion on that semi-automatic handgun Shaw was going to give her, which she isn’t going to give anymore.
Its Root’s creepy stalker tendencies that has Shaw putting her hands up in exasperation, dragging Root to a chair and finally talking things out. Because *fine* if they are going to do this THING there are going to be some damned boundaries.
And, honestly? Root wasn’t expecting this at all, and is pleasantly surprised by this so she takes the talk very seriously. Its a negotiation of boundaries Shaw extends this discussion to the Machine, because she’s realized getting into whatever she has with Root also means that the Machine is the ghostly third part of the triangle.
Once they’ve ironed out everything, its fairly smooth sailing sometimes. But not all the time. There are still things they can’t get along with but it never works their working relationship, because if there is one thing Shaw and Root are, they are consummate professionals.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t any sniping before and after missions. Shaw knows its bad when HAROLD steps in and offers romantic advice.
But Shaw gets the message and they work things out.
They’re never going to be conventionally romantic, what’s romantic to them will creep the living daylights out of Fusco, who has the unfortunate luck to being witness to all of Root’s wooing.
The worst part is for John, who has to endure dinners with Root and Shaw together. Something about team bonding, except Harold is never there and Fusco has an errand to get to. His life sucks so much.
Bear is having the time of his life though, Bear’s never gotten so much steak in his life.
I don’t want sex, I want the things that lead up to it. The slow kissing then the passionate kissing, then the pulling closer, the neck kisses, the grabbing, biting, heavy breathing, grinding, the pauses while you catch your breath, feeling each other. Oh my.