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Compelled to post a few thoughts

Thanks to the awesome macro posted by an_lagat_glas, my mind goes over the sizzling Robz/Izzy possibilities. Here's a few thoughts I've had about this couple:

Could they grow and mature together? I'll admit that Robin isn't one of my fav characters, but in his interactions with Isabella, there was such chemistry, as we all know. :-) But also the chance for Robin to win a woman who was not only similar in position but also battered by life.

Would Isabella's passionate and possesive Gisborne love (*melts*) ultimately be too much for him or would Isabella's capability for deep devotion and adoration be just what he needed? Even I can see the charm with Robin and his wish to be loved by everyone and it's running deep with him. But could he mature a bit through Isabella's needs for a partner without abusive traits?

Could Isabella's extreme (and somewhat OOC) mood swings that we see later in the show be tempered if she felt truly loved by Robin? Could she trust a man like Robin or would she always be mistrusing in a combination of Gisborne broodiness and years of abuse?

(And why does these thoughts pull me inside out, as if heart and belly changed place, LOL? Oh, ship! You draw me in! ♥)



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Nov. 27th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
I certainly think they could grow and mature together! They were just in a high-pressure situation and that kind of stunted their relationship. I thought that their bickering in Too Hot to Handle was a shadow of what could have been a good future relationship for them, where they could work out their problems without going crazy.

I think they really needed to get away from Guy, for one, and be somewhere she felt safe, for another. He would always put The Cause above any relationship and she wasn't ready to accomodate that.

oh g2g but this is interesting!
Nov. 28th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
ha, I should have paid attention to what icon you used when I chose mine! It's clearly apt for the discussion, though.
Nov. 28th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
Yes, but it couldn't happen overnight. Both of them are scarred; I think they could help each other work through their issues, but, like Hula says, not in that situation. It would have to be a long, slow process.

Probably coming back to this later; have to run.
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
Lovely to read your thoughts. We may be too much in agreement, LOL. I agree about them needing to get away from Guy.

What if Isabella had entered into S3 earlier, while Guy was in London? With Guy away, Izzy can't count on help from him or the sheriff. Robin would protect her, no doubt, and she'd been forced to reveal her identity.

I think Izzy would become loyal to Robin quite quickly. Would she be willing to work for his cause once Guy was back or demand to stay with the outlaws? What would Robin expect from her? Would he understand her need for security? Or will her wish for revenge on Guy tip over?
Nov. 29th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think it would depend on what happened while Guy was away. I imagine if she arrived during that period, she would have had to stay in the forest with the outlaws for a bit. When Guy returned, I think she would have been far more torn, loyalty-wise--as in actually wanting to stay with Robin, but deciding not to because Guy really can offer her more protection, and I can't see Isabella as much of one for forests or causes. I think if she'd been around for the whole burning-at-the-stake thing that would have been a pretty strong deterrent for her against staying with Robin.

I agree that she would have become loyal to Robin pretty quickly, but as a friend/lover rather than because she believes in his cause. I think there would be similar issues to when Marian was in the camp--what is Isabella's place? How far can she go in fighting?--but differently; Isabella would need more personal attention rather than the time & space Marian needs to grieve. I don't think Robin would understand her need for security in this scenario. Maybe in some abstract sense--she has a mean husband who's after her--but not the fact that she has been deeply injured and needs security and love. I think he'd probably get it a bit more in earlier seasons (when they're dealing with stuff like Crusader Sickness), or after some time had passed (providing he survived the series), when he's gotten over Marian's death more and gained perspective on everything. And I think Robin's ultimate inability to give her what she needs--even if it doesn't come off as the betrayal it does in the actual show--would drive her away.
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