History Heartwarming / ColdDays

9th Apr '17 5:42:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight...while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as bad ass as his brother.

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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight... while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as bad ass as his brother.



-->'''Molly''':“Of course not, but...you know. I guess I think that maybe you shouldn’t have to? You were there when I needed you. I figured it was my turn now.”

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-->'''Molly''':“Of course not, but... you know. I guess I think that maybe you shouldn’t have to? You were there when I needed you. I figured it was my turn now.”



* Probably one of the most bizarre examples to date: Fix and Harry [[spoiler: reaffirming their friendship after their fight. The fight was preceded by Harry's realization that combat was a foregone conclusion: Fix had spent years watching Lily, who he cared for deeply, be victimized in the worst ways possible by Lloyd Slate, and without any power of his own to stop him. Now, he had the mantle of the Summer Knight, and he was standing between Lily and the Winter Knight. He isn't seeing Harry: he's seeing Slate, only worse by exponential factors. As far as Fix knows (and Harry encourages this during the fight), Harry has become exactly the sort of monster that Slate was, but with the terrifying power that Harry has. The mere fact that Harry was deliberately defying what the Summer Knight's mantle told Fix he would do while ''still'' seeming to have succumbed to the Winter Knight's mantle wasn't a reassurance: it was a testament to the fact that Harry Dresden was everything Fix was so terrified that he would become if he ever signed on with Winter.]] All that said...when they talk afterwards, and Fix knows immediately how significant Harry [[spoiler: shielding him from Lily's blast was]], it's genuinely touching. Even in print, the naked relief that Fix gives off is palpable. Sure, he's scared of what's to come, but that's nothing next to what he'd feared mere minutes beforehand.

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* Probably one of the most bizarre examples to date: Fix and Harry [[spoiler: reaffirming their friendship after their fight. The fight was preceded by Harry's realization that combat was a foregone conclusion: Fix had spent years watching Lily, who he cared for deeply, be victimized in the worst ways possible by Lloyd Slate, and without any power of his own to stop him. Now, he had the mantle of the Summer Knight, and he was standing between Lily and the Winter Knight. He isn't seeing Harry: he's seeing Slate, only worse by exponential factors. As far as Fix knows (and Harry encourages this during the fight), Harry has become exactly the sort of monster that Slate was, but with the terrifying power that Harry has. The mere fact that Harry was deliberately defying what the Summer Knight's mantle told Fix he would do while ''still'' seeming to have succumbed to the Winter Knight's mantle wasn't a reassurance: it was a testament to the fact that Harry Dresden was everything Fix was so terrified that he would become if he ever signed on with Winter.]] All that said... when they talk afterwards, and Fix knows immediately how significant Harry [[spoiler: shielding [[spoiler:shielding him from Lily's blast was]], it's genuinely touching. Even in print, the naked relief that Fix gives off is palpable. Sure, he's scared of what's to come, but that's nothing next to what he'd feared mere minutes beforehand.



** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.

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** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted... in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.
15th Jan '17 10:28:31 AM DustSnitch
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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight...while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as [[BadAss bad ass]] as his brother.

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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight...while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as [[BadAss as bad ass]] ass as his brother.
1st Sep '16 10:29:17 AM roxana
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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome

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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome
1st Sep '16 8:48:04 AM roxana
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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations.

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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome
21st Jul '16 6:10:06 AM SilverDragon
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* Harry's conversation with the Gatekeeper has a minor moment where despite everything that's happening to him, he still offer his help:

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* Harry's conversation with the Gatekeeper has a minor moment where despite everything that's happening to him, he still offer offers his help:
21st Jul '16 6:06:16 AM SilverDragon
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-->'''Thomas:''' That was I was your brother, Harry. That I loved you. That I knew a few things about denying the dark parts of your nature. And that we would get through it. That we'd figure it out. [[YouAreNotAlone That you weren't alone.]]

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-->'''Thomas:''' That was I was your brother, Harry. That I loved you. That I knew a few things about denying the dark parts of your nature. And that we would get through it. That we'd figure it out. [[YouAreNotAlone That you weren't alone.]]
6th Nov '15 3:24:08 AM Smoko
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* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.

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* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.him.
* After the book's climax, Harry angrily asks Mab if [[spoiler: Molly]] is just another pawn to her. Mab's response? "No. Not anymore." It gives just a little bit of hope that Mab will treat her like a [[spoiler: daughter]], and help keep her life together.
26th Aug '15 10:22:59 AM ZookMurnig
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Added DiffLines:

** Likely not, though. It's more likely that Murphy, just by being Murphy, doesn't present herself as anything resembling "prey." Weakness and prey behavior are what the Winter Mantle keys off of, and Murphy's spent the entire series avoiding that at all costs, just as a matter of survival.
17th Mar '15 5:29:42 PM Hastur00
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** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.

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** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.mantle.
* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.
20th Nov '13 6:15:40 AM scionofgrace
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* Eldest Gruff shows up at the party early in the book, and Harry is generally glad to see him. Those two seem really close to dropping the "Enemies" part of FriendlyEnemies. And we find out that he was the one who advised Titania to drop her vendetta on Harry, to boot.

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* Eldest Gruff shows up at the party early in the book, and Harry is generally genuinely glad to see him. Those two seem really close to dropping the "Enemies" part of FriendlyEnemies. And we find out that he was the one who advised Titania to drop her vendetta on Harry, to boot.
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