I must get a tumblr account, if only to reboot all the gorgeous pics and gifs and clips.
Anyway, yes re Ray's thoughts on Brad's ex! In my fanon/canon, Ray hates Brad's ex because of how she damaged him. But he's also grateful to her and his dumbass ex-best friend, because otherwise Brad would never have given up on them and his relationships with them. Brad doesn't cheat, he believes in fidelity and holding on to things (people) even if it hurts sometimes. It's what makes him a great Marine and a great Sergeant, even if it isn't the best strategy for personal relationships. Ray loves that about him.
At least, I think so.
I responded to this! I had a big whole thing written up, but apparently Tumblr ate it. Damnit.
It pretty much went ‘YES, THIS, ALL OF THIS.’ And then I was excited that you got a Tumblr :D
The Brad/Ray in Bomb in the Garden is fucking off the charts
I’m on the wrong computer for visual evidence, but the whole bit with the ‘Where the fuck did you go? You haven’t said two words since Baghdad’ and the look of concern on Brad’s face? And then Ray going off to play football and Brad’s “Back in the land of the living” and then smile of absolute, all-encompassing love and affection he gives as Ray walks off? I mean, come on.
And now Ray is about to get his arse whupped by Rudy. The only thing that gets me through this scene is the thought that I wrote a ‘we’re in love, lalala’ scene that comes right after it.
You said: " UGH SO HOT WANT HIM NOW. I refuse to be ashamed for having a crush on a porn star. Even one who’s all smirky and arrogant and who has his porn name tattooed on his leg like a douche."
LOL ACCURATE. The way his mouth turns up at the corners.... unf.
YES. He has this gorgeous, smirky mouth (and the way he smiles when he’s having sex…jesus), and his eyes crinkle up when he’s grinning, and he looks like he actually LOVES what he’s doing, and LOVES being in charge of his boys and UGH, he’s probably such an asshole, but in a good way.
Also - he’s an ACROBAT. I want to run away to the circus with him and have dirty sex forever.