Because Ohno-kun is someone who I had always liked and looked up to. This feeling has never changed since the old times. But unfortunately, I feel like it’s my one-sided love instead of mutual love (lol).
Because after all, Ninomiya-kun is someone who resides close to Ohno-kun. In the sense that he is someone close to my favorite Ohno-kun, maybe he is my rival?
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Q:Do you think Mash is done now? That the story for a long time is going to be Kenna/Bash and Francis/Mary? That flashforward to Francis' death, Mary seemed so in love and devastated. Didn't seem to me that was someone in love with her husband's brother. Makes me sad I lost a ship :(
I have to head out very soon so I apologize in advance if this is a bit rushed, but I definitely wanted to reply to this before I leave so here is how I feel.
I feel sad that I can’t really ramble about this as much as I’d like to right now, but I’ll try briefly explaining my thoughts and speculations about each of the things you said and, first of all, never lose hope, darling! <3 If TV shows have thought me anything, it’s that, as a lot of people have already mentioned, it’s usually the slow burn type of a couple that lasts the longest and gets together in the end! The sort of a couple who, from the start, or from a certain point in the show, develops this strong connection/mutual affection for each other and some of them try to pursue it for awhile, some not, but the point is, all the big couples are always split away for pretty big periods of time before they get together in a ‘for real’, certain sort of a way. And it is without a doubt that the connection, the friendship and the love that Mary and Bash feel for one another wasn’t built up for nothing, it’s so strong actually that it’s a thing that’s hinted at every so often even now. Bash has a much greater deal of understanding for Mary and a more solid, mature type of a love for her than Francis, and something like that is never developed in a character in vain. Something like that doesn’t go away. The show still gives us Mash glimpses, glimpses of what this ship actually represents and how much it lingers, and heck, even the last ep with Bash basically confirming that what he felt for Mary was actual love while Francis, in the end, did something else entirely.
The writers are clever, they know what they’re doing, and all of this isn’t done/said for nothing. Plus, there’s also the fact that Francis will clearly die sooner or later and, in my predictions, it will be sometime by the end of season two at the very latest, if not sooner. And I don’t think they’ll start straying from history from that point on for the sake of Mash, I think, if the show continues, Mary will have her next two husbands, her next two highly toxic relationships, one more abusive than the other, maybe they’ll even go along with the story of her falling as madly in love with Lord Bothwell as it’s rumored that she did in reality, but I think that, through it all, and after it all, the only person she could truly rely on and the only person she’ll find she ever fully loved and trusted, will be Bash.
Which leads me to my headcanon/glimmer of hope that, even if the writers aren’t basing him off of Bastian Pagez, they will have him follow her back to Scotland, they’ll have him involved in the murder of her second abusive husband and they’ll keep him by her side to always be that one person in the sidelines to whom she could always turn to. Because lord knows the actual Mary Stuart, with the life that she lead, needed and deserved someone like that, someone to help her keep going and stay strong, someone who’ll be there for her even if they could never be anything more than friends and confidantes (and I’m rooting for a secret romance to bloom in the midst of all of this).
Now back to topic, as for Mary being broken about Francis’ death, well, she does love him, I think she always will. A person can love more than a single person, in different ways, even in different romantic ways, and I think Mary will always have some sort of affection for Francis regardless of how he keeps treating her and regardless of what happens with them and their countries. Not to mention that I would be broken like that, if not even more hysteric, even if a close platonic friend of mine died in my arms, so her being broken due to his death doesn’t have to mean that he was the only one in her heart at that point. (plus, there was also mention of two of their children in that vision when, in reality, Mary and Francis had no children, and I doubt they’ll give them any for the show’s sake, so Nosty’s vision could be wrong in more points than that one)
As for Kenna/Bash in all of this, well, truthfully, I’m kind of glad the focus is slightly less off of the triangle right now because, ironically, giving Frary a chance to focus more on themselves now has actually revealed how fragile and explosive of a ship they really are. And it gave both Kenna and Bash a bit of a chance for something as close to happiness as it gets finally, which I really love. However, I am 101% that they won’t last, that their rushed relationship is an interlude to something potentially bad or dramatic and that this momentary pairing only represents a bridge to another bigger plot. So don’t let Kennash and Frary scare you away from believing in Mash, I assure they should make you feel the exact opposite of that.
So in conclusion, oh my sweet gosh this ended up being a huge ramble after all, I am so sorry… But basically, don’t lose hope, dear! Don’t be sad! Our ship is beautiful and strong and brilliantly developed for a reason and it’s put on the back-burner right now, yes, but aren’t all great ships treated like that for the longest of times before they get their happily ever after? And Mash, I am sure, deserves and will get a happily ever after, eventually. <3
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