Do you ever think about the fact that Bellamy saw the video from transporting Josephine into that girls mind, he saw how absolutely frightened she was, he heard her screams and he doesn’t know Clarke was paralysed when they did that to her. He thinks she was fighting back. He thinks she was tortured as well.
Aw thank you! Listen if you’re just as thirsty for Bellamy/Bob Morley as I am, and you like Fringe, I’m sure we’d get on very well! And it’s always nice to hear from someone who’s following the sleep series 🥰
I’m definitely due a Fringe rewatch. I love it so much! Peter is truly the softest soft baby, and it’s so nice to have a male lead without a terrifying six pack tbh. Olivia is such a refreshing female lead character and I fell in love with her over the series as she gradually opened up emotionally. And I totally agree with you about the Bellarke bitterness. Like an idiot, I hoped that the Josephine/Clarke/Bellamy plot would end up like the Fauxlivia plot, with Bellamy thinking that he’s finally with Clarke, only to realise it isn’t her. I can’t believe that the writers missed that opportunity.
Imagine the bellarke version of this heartbreaking scene. No one would survive it.
Thanks for the ask hun! I hope you have a lovely day too x
I’m gonna come clean here. Despite my desperate love for Bellaphine, I actually haven’t sought out the fics for it. Firstly because I was writing it and I didn’t want to plagiarise anyone. And then afterwards, because I felt that I’d written the pairing so exactly how I wanted it that I didn’t want to read anyone else’s interpretation 😂 So, there may be a lot of content that I’ve missed!
However, I just looked at ao3 and there are currently only 11 fics tagged Bellamy/Josephine, of which only 2 are explicit (and 1 of those is mine). I’ve definitely seen other kink meme fills and tumblr fics for the pairing that aren’t on ao3 but still. That’s crazy.
I’m honestly stunned that fandom hasn’t run more with the Bellaphine pairing. Not only do they benefit from the Bellarke/Beliza chemistry that we all know and love, but they have that *chef’s kiss* snarky antagonistic relationship that so many people, including myself, are sluts for.
And I mean. Look at these gifs, the smut writes itself.
It’s basically Stardust if Yvaine was a sociopath.
I definitely think a large part of it is down to the consent issues - lbr, any Bellaphine fic is going to be at least dubcon, and while that’s the kind of thing that interests me, I understand that lots of writers wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. Which is a shame. I firmly believe that exploring dubcon scenarios through art and fiction is a good way to build ‘consent literacy’ and if people are put off fictional explorations of consent by purity culture and the fear of getting it ‘wrong’, I think that’s actually pretty dangerous.
(I also think that the lack of Bellaphine content is down to the way that the show has completely wasted the Clarke/Josephine plotline but that’s a completely different rant that you didn’t sign up for!)
Good news is that the kink meme prompts are still there for anyone to fill so you might get lucky!
i (safeandsound13) did three fills for the @the100kinkmeme flashround, thought i’d share them on here for anyone who’s interested. links lead to ao3, please mind the tags before reading!
Drunk Clarke is at a bachelorette party. When Cop!Bellamy shows up to ask them to keep the noise down, she mistakes him for a stripper. He plays along.
Josie tries to seduce Bellamy when she’s still in Clarke’s body.
When Bellamy confronts Clarke about what happened during the Red Sun, she makes a surprising confession.
wait, so bellamy and josie!clarke and going on a not-so-fun nature walk?
this will be so much fun
Anonymous said:I just thought of something; if you tilt your head and squint your eye, what Jo says to Bellamy in 606 is a perverse parallel to what Clarke said to him in 108. “You want forgiveness? Fine I will give it to you”- “If killing him is what you need, do it [fine I will give it to you}, but let it end here”. Just another nail in the Bellamy coffin showing him that is truly not Clarke. Again, only if you tilt your head and squint
Two asks with the same concept. That Josephine’s “if killing him is what you need then do it” is a slant parallel to “you want forgiveness? I’ll give it to you. You’re forgiven.” Is it really so squinty if two separate people came up with it, and I can’t say you’re not right?
Hmm. Josephine doesn’t understand Bellamy (possibly she doesn’t understand humans, tbh,) and s1 Clarke didn’t understand forgiveness. Killing Russell won’t make Bellamy feel better… and he knows that. He learned the hard way. Which Josephine doesn’t know. She knows that Bellamy is a killer, but she doesn’t know what meaning it had, why he did it, or that he stopped.
Josephine has no morals. She’s using simplistic morality to encourage him to kill Russell, get what she wants, and avoid repercussions. Bellamy said in season 1 “who we are and who we need to be to survive are two different things,” but he’s grown and learned and he no longer believes that. Killing Russell for vengeance would make him a killer. NEEDING to kill someone in vengeance doesn’t end the violence. Blood must have blood and eye for an eye and the ends justifying the means are NOT how you become a better person or make a better world. And BELLAMY is the good guy.
Josephine arguing for the opposite actually snapped his own morality back into place, because even at her worst, when she accepted that the ends had to justify the means, she was ALWAYS trying to break the cycle of blood must have blood. And she was NEVER vengeful.
But J Roth’s original plan was NOT to have them be platonic partners. The original set up that he was given was to have them be romantic. He did not HAVE to go that direction, and he set up MANY different avenues for romance, but, I mean, he gave Clarke FINN as her love interest, had him be an absolute ASS in the end, and set Bellamy up as his opposite, much more quality guy, who had an immediate connection with Clarke.
What about that says platonic set up? They flirted. Platonic relationships don’t flirt. S1.
Having chemistry between two characters/actors is not enough for them to go there. I mean, it’s smart, but it’s not enough. The story has been there from their first meeting. Did they HAVE to? No. But it was an option, and then,well, yeah you’re right, the chemistry and it worked with the story.
Anyway, we can see Bellamy and Josephine have no chemistry, so if they didn’t want to show chemistry between characters, they wouldn’t have.
yeah yeah. that could happen. she doesn’t KNOW the way Raven knew, but if he shows his hand, she could try to work it. but she doesn’t know them. she doesn’t know who they are, what they can do, or the connection they have.
tbh, i don’t think she can UNDERSTAND them, because she has no morality and they are ALL morality. Even when they break their own morality. They know it.
it’s going to be really interesting. How long will it take us to get there though? I think e6 might have her taunting Bellamy, but he finds a way to break Clarke out for a minute, or finds a way to break himself out, or both at the same time, and then I think he paralyzes and kidnaps Josephine like Jasper paralyzes and kidnapped RavenALIE, then ep 7 will be the nevermore/nevermind where the team comes together to get Josephine out of Clarke’s body. This time it’s Raven’s turn to be the hero.
OH MY GOD I WANT THIS SO BAD PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE.
Bellamy Blake x Reader.
Summary: Bellamy meets Y/N on Sanctum and they become something akin to friends. Unfortunately, she is chosen to be Josephine’s next host.
Warnings: body-snatching, memory loss, fluff, slight angst if you squint,
Notes: Takes place in 6x04 “the face behind the glass”
Sanctum was everything he had hoped to expect from their new planet. Bellamy sat outside the tavern Russell had allowed them to stay in, breathing in the new air. Everything was going okay. They were living up to Monty’s words.
Choosing peace rather than shooting first.
He closed his eyes, enjoying the bliss as he listened to the sounds of children shrieking in happiness as they chased each other around the fountain. His gaze darkened, recalling the events that the children had been hiding from.
He had almost killed Murphy in that fountain.
He had almost choked Clarke next to that fountain.
“You know Josephine Prime loved that spot.” An unfamiliar voice pulled him out of his thoughts, catching sight of a pretty girl standing next to him. “Where you’re sitting now. She would sit there and watch the children play, try to get a sense of who’s naming day would be next.” The woman sat next to him, smoothing out her skirt as she placed herself on the wooden bench.
“It’s a great viewpoint.” He spoke, eyeing the stranger beside him. He may have been trying to do better, but that didn’t mean trusting everyone they came across.
She nodded, staring out at the courtyard.
He stared at her strong profile for a few seconds before asking a question he had been wondering since they had met Delilah. “What exactly is a naming day?”
The woman met his gaze with a soft smile, pushing a curly lock of hair behind her ear, “I don’t really know.” She admitted playfully.
“But you said–”
“I was lying.” She teased, a wide smile on her face, the whites of her teeth almost blinding. “Between you and me, I wanted an excuse to come over and talk to you.”
A chuckle involuntarily escaped Bellamy’s lips. At least she was honest. It felt good. “So all that stuff about Josephine Prime…”
“Also lies,” She shrugged, grasping ahold of the wooden bench. “Although, I suppose we’ll find out tonight.”
Bellamy scrunched his face and tilted his head, confusion settling over him, “Tonight?”
“Me and Delilah’s naming day.” She spoke nonchalantly. “She becomes Priya the seventh and I become Josephine, the eighth.” The woman smiled, holding out her hand. “But my given name is Y/N, figured someone should know before I become just another pretty face.”
It was phrased as a joke, but somehow Bellamy knew there was something more sinister lying behind her words. He shook the paranoia away and grasped her hand. “Bellamy.”
She shook it before letting go, training her eyes back on the children, the two settling into the comfortable silence, passing the time with pleasant conversation.
Bellamy watched as Delilah and Y/N made their way up the stage, hand in hand. They only let go to allow Delilah to speak to Jordan before ascending the stairs. He saw Y/N’s hands shake, her body trembling as she stared up at the giant castle in front of her.
Bellamy stepped forward, releasing his hold on Echo as he went to comfort the younger woman.
“Hey,” He spoke cautiously, recognizing the fearful look on her face, “Is everything alright?”
She sighed slowly before plastering a fake smile on her face, “Yes,” Her tone was controlled, “Everything’s fine, I’m just…” She glanced at the castle once again. “I’m just a little bit nervous.” She whispered to him, sending careful looks over her shoulder.
“How bout I go up there with you?” Bellamy offered, not wanting her to do this alone when he could help, “It might calm you down a bit.”
She nodded, a tight smile forming on her face as she intertwined her hand in his, the two moving upward to join Delilah and Jordan at the top.
Russell called them both forward.
“Y/N Y/M/N Y/L/N” Russell began, “You have been chosen like each of us to receive the great miracle of Sanctum.”
Bellamy crossed his arms at the phrase, curious as to what lay behind that chamber. What was she walking into? Why did she look so afraid?
“Do you accept this honor?” Russell continued.
Y/N nodded. “Yes, holiness I do.”
“Then come forward and be so named.”
Bellamy watched anxiously as she slowly stepped forward, sending one last look at him that shattered any preconceived notions about these people. Her eyes were pleading, horror-filled messes that practically begged Bellamy to come forward and sweep her away from this hell. When he didn’t, she turned back around and stepped behind the orange door, disappearing from view.
The horn sounded hours later, and Bellamy stood beside Jordan, ready to be there to ease both Delilah and Y/N back into their lives after the ceremony. The other primes came out, stone-faced and ready to accept their new members.
Russell marched forward a small smile on his face as he announced Deliah first. “It is my great honor to present Priya, seventh of her line.”
Bellamy clapped, eyes searching for Y/N’s wide smile and infectious laugh. Russell almost looked on the verge of tears, his smile growing wider as he announced the next name.
“It is now my great pleasure and honor to present Josephine, eighth of her line.”
Bellamy stuffed his hands in his pockets as he surveyed the stage, catching a glimpse of the dusty rose-colored dress Y/N was now sporting, an unusual smirk on her face as her fingers played with the ends of her hair, twisting it as she surveyed the people before her.
Bellamy stared with a furrowed brow as the rest of the ceremony continued, the people dispersing as Jordan was stopped from greeting Delilah.
Bellamy crept slightly forward, the guard pressing his spear against his chest. “No,” Y/N ordered, voice slightly higher than he remembered, “Let him pass.”
Her eyebrow was cocked as she scanned him up and down, smirk still plastered on her face.
“So, I guess things turned out okay.” He offered, unsure why she was acting so strange.
Y/N chuckled mirthlessly, “I’m sorry, do I know you?” She asked, eyes blinking slowly as she tilted her head, Russell and Simone joining her side as Bellamy stumbled backward at the callous question.
“Sweetie,” Russell started, “This is Bellamy Blake, one of the leaders from Earth.”
Y/N nodded and bit her lip as she let her eyes wander his figure. “Interesting” Her hand was still twirling her hair.
“If you don’t mind” Bellamy started, turning toward Russell, “Can I ask what happened to Y/N?”
Josephine the eighth rolled her eyes. “Ugh, that boring mind. You know I actually thought I was in the afterlife because of how dull she was?”
“Josie” Russell warned, seeing the look on Bellamy’s face.
Y/N sighed and dropped her hand from her hair, “She’s fine, she knew what she was doing.” She informed him before sighing again at Russell’s stare. “She gave her consent. She’s one with the primes now, blah, blah, blah. Unfortunately, that means she doesn’t quite remember you. Sorry.”
Bellamy nodded, biting his cheek as he absorbed the callousness of her apology, the simple shrug of her shoulders as she turned back around to hug Russell and Simone, catching onto her final words before he left, “Next time cut your speech shorter, Daddy, Mom was practically begging for another resurrection.”
“You got it, sweetheart.” Russell chuckled pulling Y/N’s body closer to him, a wide smile written on his face.
Bellamy shot one last glance at the woman he had come to befriend on Sanctum and felt his chest grow heavy. Y/N was gone. Josephine Lightbourne stood in her place.
Ugh, I love how this turned out and writing for Josephine is so. damn. fun.
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Romantic pairings Bellarke was compared to/paralleled in season 6:
- Kabby - body-snatching plot, Abby(heart) relentless in pursuit of saving Kane(head), end of 6x08 all romantic couples stayed together despite the odds (see Mackson and Memori)
- Delilah and Jordan - body-snatching plot, Clarke and Delilah wiped on the same night, Bellamy and Jordan figuring out what happened on about the same timeline, Bellamy and Jordan’s devotion to saving their counterpart
- Josephine and Gabriel - centuries of love, foil plots of Gabriel finally letting go and exorcizing the evil as Bellamy finally gets back the good, Josephine willingly showed Clarke 2 memories: one of Bellamy, the other of Gabriel; the hearts caring more about saving their own people, the heads caring more about saving everyone
- Bellamy and Echo - Clarke specifically calling Bellamy her family as Bellamy called Echo last season, Bellamy leaving Echo to stay with and save Clarke while everyone else at the end of episode 6x08 stayed with their romantic partners
- Simone and Russell - framing, explicitly stated heart and head dynamic,
- Miller and Jackson - end of 6x08 all romantic couples stayed together despite the odds (see Memori and Kabby)
- Murphy and Emori - framing, teaming with Josephine for personal end goal, heart caring more about saving their people(Murphy’s attempt at immortality for him and Emori), head caring more about saving everyone(Emori willing to go with Gabriel to save his people too), end of 6x08 all romantic couples stayed together despite the odds (see Kabby and Mackson)
- Raven and Shaw - framing, Bellamy and Raven’s grieving alone and lashing out when their partner died/was thought to be dead
Platonic pairings Bellarke was compared to/paralleled in season 6:
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