Glimmer really hurt Adora by saying Angella’s loss was her fault, especially as, knowing Adora, she’s been telling herself that anyway. The entire way their friendship breaks down in season 4 is just so tragic because it’s really just their weaknesses feeding into each other, and they’re too caught up in their grief to adequately realise they’re doing it. And I’ve seen some mischaracterisation of especially Glimmer about it around, and in this specific episode she certainly does go way over the line, but when it comes down to it it really does come from both sides. I think that’s also why they forgive each other more easily than Bow does once they finally break out of this in season 5; both know they have legitimately hurt the other, while Bow had to be the adult all along and is clearly sick of it.
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deep in the meadow - chapter 8 (hunger games au)
you can read it here! (tw for: death, vomit and fire)
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Only when the sun was beginning to set did they start getting ready. They’d spent the rest of the afternoon watching the clouds and eating the small amount of food Adora still had on her. The warmth of the day was steadily receding, leaving a harsh breeze in its wake. As Adora pulled on her fleece, she glanced up the hill to the Cornucopia. They weren’t that far, but with the rapid pace the sun was setting, Rogelio and Octavia were already shadows against the orange sky.
A gust of wind whipped Adora’s hair into her face and sent a shiver down her back. She grit her teeth and clipped her sheath back around her waist. There wasn’t any point in complaining, the Gamemakers wouldn’t change anything because she was cold. In fact, they would probably make it even colder just to spite her.
They made their way back in a comfortable silence. Even though the walk from the lake to the Cornucopia was short, Adora kept one hand on the hilt of her sword. She didn’t think anyone would try and attack her in the open like that, but the Games always made people act strangely so Adora wouldn’t put it past someone.
Halfway back, just as the sun dipped below the horizon, the emblem appeared in the sky. Theys stopped walking, but their break was short. Only one face flashed in the sky, the girl from Six, the girl Adam had killed. They stood still for a few seconds before walking again.
Adora tried not to think about the girl. Her family would probably hate her, she hadn’t stopped Adam. In fact she’d told him to do it. Her death was Adora’s fault, she might not have thrown the knife, but that wouldn’t matter. She’d let Adam kill that girl. She had taken someone’s daughter from them.
When they got to the Cornucopia, stars were starting to appear in the sky. She didn’t go to sit down by the fire because she could tell Octavia would have something to say. Instead she opted to find her spot for the night. Adora knew it would be cold, the sun had only just set and her teeth were beginning to chatter, but she didn’t want to stray too far from the mouth. If her prediction was correct, something would happen and she wanted to be the first to notice it.
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