Anyone else feel like Nesta and Cassian are not mates? Like they are end game and have a natural pull to each other (and I ship them) but aren’t mates? Does that make sense. I feel like it would have snapped into place or something already.
You ALL need to be ready to scream and cry and laugh and die with me when we finish this book together.
Crazy things have been happening lately, so here I come. I want NESTA AS QUEEN OF THE HUMANS so badly, man.
Anyone who is or has ever been a dancer of any kind knows that the way you maintain balance and momentum through multiple spins is to find a spot. This is a non moving place that you focus your eyes on and whip your head back to as quickly as possible on each turn.
Having said that pls accept the following head canon: Nesta used Cassian’s eyes as her spot, because it was the only place in the crowded ballroom that she knew wouldn’t move, would never cease to be focused entirely on her, the only place that she would be able to find with perfect ease even as her body twirled around and around itself. He was her anchor in the sea of people, and she could only complete the turns because, as she knew he wouldn’t, he never looked away.
Some of ya’ll have never fallen into a rabbit hole of reading incredibly intense historical romance novels where the entire point is that one of the characters is deeply emotionally damaged and lashes out because of it and the other gets pissed off and they fight until they fall in love and then everything is happily ever after, and it shows.
People going off saying Eris isn’t to be sympathized with or that he’s evil because he called Mor a bad name or that he’s the devil incarnate… ya’ll really are new to this game huh???
Listen to be clear I am Nessian 100% unless something massive happens in this book, BUT…
Everyone needs to fuck off with their Eris hypocracy. He had a hard life with a tyrant father and a mother who is practically a shell of herself. He did the RIGHT THING by Mor and I don’t care WHO thinks I’m lying here. He let her go so that she could be herself because he saw how badly she didn’t want him.
Yeah, he insulted her. With sexual words even. What a completely unforgivable thing…. OH WAIT EXCEPT THAT RHYS PAINTED FEYRE UP NAKED AND MADE HER GIVE HIM LAP DANCES LIKE HIS OWN PERSONAL STRIPPER FOR DAYS AND WEEKS ON END AND HE IS FORGIVABLE???!?!?!
“But Rhys had his reasons”
“Rhys meant the best”
“Rhys was in a hard position”
YEAH WELL WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT ERIS’ REASONS ARE.
We don’t know his situation other than that he let Mor go and only pretends to hate her to save face. We know that he tried to MAKE Beron fight in the war. We know that he made a covert deal with your own precious IC to overthrow the tyrant that is Beron.
Everyone is so desperate for two dimensional villains that they easily forget that no one is the villain in their own story and that the exploration of three dimensional characters is what makes SJM books so intriguing.
MY FEEBLE NESTA ARCHERON LOVING HEART CANNOT HANDLE THIS!!! THE BRAVERY! THE BEING ADMIRED! THE CASSIAN JEALOUSY! I NEED IT TO BE FEBRUARY NOW!!
“What a remarkable thing it was for the woman who thought herself incapable of love, and the man who thought himself underserving of love, to fight and scream and heal and forgive until they both found exactly what they were looking for, exactly what they never had- a home. And a family. And a love that is truly unconditional.”
Thank you to everyone who came on this journey with me! I hope you enjoyed my version of Nesta and Cassian’s story, and now it is only a little over a month until we get their real one!
Nesta, and I’m done with the Archeron sisters
Every day ACOSF draws nearer, and every day my fear that Cassian is going to give Nesta the “tough love” drill sargeant treatment and spend the entire book being angry at Nesta for her poor mental health and blame her for hurting him when really it’s his own inadequacy issues and fragile masculinity that hurts him, and has been hurting him, since a half millennium before Nesta was even born but that she will ultimately learn to appreciate his “strength” and basically get fucked into submission until she is nothing but a Feyre-esque superspecialmagicfemale™ that is only a shell of all the potential Nesta as a character has…increases.
Headcanon where Nessian has a set of twins- a boy and a girl- and Cassian and Nesta both train the girl way harder than the boy and one day Azriel or Rhys or someone asks them why and:
Nesta: “Everyone will assume that he is strong. She will have to prove it, and when that moment comes she can’t just be as good as the boys. She has to be better, and now she is.”
Cassian: “because I know how us fucking males think and she needs to be able to castrate them with one hand tied behind her back!!!”
Azriel responds: “why? Her mom will do it with just a look anyway”
Nesta: “Damn straight”
Nesta Archeron as a character just really appeals to the female fantasy. You know, the one where we all want to run away to the woods and live as vengeful powerful witch goddesses wrecking havoc upon unsuspecting mortal men who mistreat women.
That’s what people mean when they say the female fantasy, right?
People out here being like “you don’t have to hate Rhysand to love Nessian!” And I’d like to be very clear- you absolutely don’t.
Some of us (me) just personally, do in fact hate the rice man for our own reasons… and that is also okay because all of these people are fictional and don’t care if we like them or not.
“I don’t need to resort to threats” I don’t care what anyone says, in my mind this is a full on reference to Rhys and his “sit down” bullshit and Nesta is smiling because she can respect someone who is powerful and is even happy to go toe to toe with them but her real problem is being given orders or being treated as less than because in the human world she was always ordered around and treated as less than for being a woman.
As with all of my babbling posts where I put thoughts and words into the minds and mouths of characters to make them fit my narrative so that I may live my own fantasy until the book arrives, I won’t be taking questions about my logic at this time thank you all happy Nessian year bitches!!