would it change what you see; a brad/nate mix for still bloody (from last year’s war)
brad knows a lot of things. he knows that incompetency and bad decisions get marines killed. he knows that having faith in your officers is paramount. he also knows that he doesn’t know everything.
against a backdrop of iraq, california and new england, brad learns that some things need saying out loud, even if it seems like sometimes you’re the only person who hears them, that sometimes you take more of the war home than sand in your combat boots, and that sometimes it just doesn’t matter what you say, you are left alone with the things you’ve done.
home; phillip phillips
just know that you’re not alone, cause i’m gonna make this place your home
you were a kindness; the national
you made a slow disaster out of me
skip the charades; cold war kids
i’m the one acting like, acting like i’m so strong, you’re the one that’s acting like, acting like nothing’s wrong
and then you kissed me; the cardigans
you punched me right in the heart, and then you kissed me, and then you hit me
never meant to fail; alex lloyd
the war was last night, these wound are not healed
on fire; switchfoot
and i’m standing on the edge of me, and i’m on fire when you’re near me, and i’m on fire when you speak
help you; louden swain
you can dream it went a different way. close your eyes and fly the lie away. rewrite the ending of the play… if you just let me through, stick around for just another day, and help me help you
arms; christina perri
how many times will you let me change my mind and turn around?
we push and we shove and we hurt the ones we love, it’s a hard mistake. when we collide, we break.
november blues; the avett brothers
and if i told you i loved you, would it change what you see?
never quote discussed; terra naomi
let’s pretend that we have never loved before, touch my skin and i will kiss your lips and we can both ignore that feeling of wait
Nate with a peregrine falcon, and Brad with a mountain lion. Of course. Because they’re both fucking ridiculous.
“Brad’s sure there must have been a time when he didn’t go home with scarred knuckles and blood-lined teeth and a pocket full of crumpled bills like some cheap whore, but he can’t remember it much. He remembers his mother dying, he remembers leaving home, and he remembers the war. He doesn’t care to remember much else.” Warrior AU
your faith walks on broken glass, generation kill, brad/nate
“Nate always knew he’d see the stars closer than through his telescope with the cracked lens. He’d stand in the back yard for hours looking up, his grandfather’s horseshoe necklace warm on his skin. Made from a metal only found on a planet millions of miles from here, his grandfather said, when he gave it to him, and seven year old Nate held it in his hand and knew he’d go there one day.” Space AU
Oh, this is so pretty, and so sad.
“You won’t disappoint me, I can do that myself.”
Leave, Steve Kazee (Once Original Soundtrack)