SO MANY OF THE TOMATO SAUCE
"Now I’m marrying my eldest son to a wicked little bitch from Highgarden.”
Greatest True Romances Throughout History: Emperor Justinian I and Empress Theodora
In 522, the most powerful man in the Byzantine Empire was Justinian, the nephew of the Emperor Justin. He was around 40 and had been in charge of state affairs for some years. Justinian was average looking, a little plump with red rosy cheeks and dark curly hair. What he lacked in stature, he made up for in intellect. In an empire of learned men, Justinian was one of the most learned of them all. It was because of his learning that the old emperor left the state affairs in his hands.
In contrast, Theodora was probably around 20 when she returned to Constantinople. After her religious awakening in Alexandria, she turned her back on her former life as an actress and courtesan. To earn her living, she spun wool and lived in a small house, faceless and unknown. But this was not to be for God had other plans for her.
It is unclear how Theodora and Justinian met, but a link they both shared was their favour for the Blues. The Blues was one of the factions that managed events in the Hippodrome. They also had enough political influence to topple emperors and statesmen. Although Theodora had reformed, she still maintained ties with the Blues to whom she felt indebted. Meanwhile, Justinian was trying to court the favour of the Blues. He needed their support for the throne he hoped to receive from his uncle. It was likely that at one of his social networking sessions, he met Theodora and fell in love with her.
It is not difficult to see why Justinian loved her so deeply. She was beautiful, intelligent and confident. Despite her tender age of 20, she had a worldly wisdom about her that belied her years. But more importantly, Justinian must have sensed an intellectual equal from his time with her. He must have felt that she was someone who could help him to fulfil his ambitions. As he kept on returning to visit her, he grew fonder of her with each passing day. Soon he asked her to be his mistress and Theodora accepted. This fateful decision changed her life forever. (x)
"Grunt, you apologize to the nice man for setting his car on fire."
"Fine. I’m sorry for setting your car on fire."
"….and I won’t do it again."
AS IF MY HEADCANON OF SHEPARD BEING A MOMMA FIGURE TO GRUNT/PROTECTIVE!MOM OVER HIM WASNT BAD ENOUGH, THEN THIS SCENE FROM THE CITADEL DLC HAD TO HAPPEN.
That’s it. I’m considering it canon.
Natasha: I could send you a souvenir.
Clint: Nat, the last time I asked for a mission souvenir, you sent me three packs of bubblegum. No context.
*Steve cracks up laughing*
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