“Paper flowers. Born so brightly colored, and fading duller through all those long, grim, dreary, nightmarish days when we were held prisoners of hope, and kept captives by greed.”
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC fan-doodle, by me : P
Apparently Steve & Ginny’s marriage was never annulled, so she’s not actually married to the russian dude (its so hard to keep track) so although Ginny knows Evil Russian Prince! has been drugging her, she still hates Steve more so she decides to run away with the prince to Russia and they go by boat and at one point the prince is like ‘you must be starting to like me, I can tell because I haven’t had to rape you for the past two weeks’ (i’m paraphrasing but he seriously says that). Anyway, she thinks she’s getting away with no hassle, and starts dreaming of balls and dances and bats called Bartok, when a strange ship pulls up alongside theirs.
GUESS WHO? Yeah it’s Steve (and Ginny’s dad, who has now decided he likes Steve after all) and he’s come to get Ginny back because although he hates her whore guts, he can’t bear to let her go. But Ginny’s all ‘Nuh uh, am gonna stay with the russian dude, because even though he drugs me and rapes me he STILL RESPECTS ME!! and calls me PRINCESSA!!!’
But Steve is like ‘You’re leaving with me bitch!”
And the prince is like ‘FUCK OFF’
and the random crew-members are like ‘WTF’
So Steve and the Prince end up having a swordfight to the death and Ginny’s eyes well up with reluctant tears because she thinks Steve is going to lose because the Prince is like mad-skilled but then Steve wins.
So they go back to the mainland and announce to society that they are married (and the book hits the halfway mark) and then Ginny fucks off to europe while Steve stays in the USA to simmer with rage and recieve cryptic letters informing him that Ginny is bedding dudes left right and center.
And now this Opera singer named Francesca has been introduced and she is desperate to get into Steve’s pants and you know he ain’t gonna resist.
Seriously though…Steve & Ginny are my OTP
You are the most dangerous kind of female the world can ever know. You carry the seeds for your own destruction and the destruction of everyone who loves you. And a great many will love you for your beautiful face for your seductive body; but you will fail them all because you will believe they all fail you first. You are an idealist of the worst kind - the romantic idealist. Born to destroy and self destruct.– VC Andrews, Fallen Hearts Via incandescent
Roddy looking adorkably awkward during The Price Is Right. (1964)
(Gifs by me: Melanie)
he is so adorable
Via Melanie's Tumblr Page Thing
Doodle of Ginny & Steve from Rosemary Rogers’ SWEET SAVAGE LOVE & DARK FIRES
Ginny should probably be sans dress…but whatever
so…since my sister finally finished FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, I decided to get stuck back into DARK FIRES (the sequel to SWEET SAVAGE LOVE which I read last year) and OMG Rosemary Rogers!!! So far Ginny and Steve have parted ways (after a mere seventeen pages of married bliss), Ginny was captured by blonde!Carl (booo!!) and ravished repeatedly against her will in a dungeon before she killed him. Then she was told she is actually the daughter of the Tsar and tricked into marrying this russian prince guy who drugs her with *’headache powders’ while attempting to whore her out to multiple men. Of course nobody realises she is being drugged, despite the fact that she just blobs around like a spaced out hippy, not even Steve- who cant decide whether he wants to slap or screw her.
Speaking of Steve…if Ginny would just communicate with him then nearly all their conflict would be over. He’s always like ‘you left me and hooked up with some russian dude and now you’re rubbing it in my face you whooooore!’ and then, instead of saying ‘no steve i was drugged and married against my will and i love you and only you’ she just says stuff like ‘why are you soo mean to meeee!!! WAAAHHH!’ or ‘believe what you want to believe, Steve…nothing I can say can change it’……..except, yes, Ginny you could TRY TELLING HIM THE TRUTH PROPERLY.
and I’m only halfway through…seriously…I am in anticipation for the amnesiac-assassin-Steve plotline which I heard about….
Honestly if you like books with lots of crazy shit, a breakneck pace, and just general ‘WHAT DID I JUST READ’ -ness…you should try Rosemary Rogers!
* (edit) turns out it was opium…which Steve realised all along and kept supplying her with while still berating her about her evil russian husband even though he knew that the guy was SECRETLY TURNING HER INTO AN OPIUM ADDICT. And Steve’s just like ‘Hah hah haaa…now that you’ve let me use your body for the zillionth time while still maintaining that you hate me…I HATE YOU WHOOOORE…and BTW you’re addicted to OPIUM, BITCH!’
which, of course, Ginny doesn’t believe