I mean it, I’ll let go. No you won’t.
I mean it, I’ll let go. No you won’t.
“i just realized i already knew,” and “at least i’m with you,” are the most underrated jackrose quotes and that’s just the facts
We never found anything on Jack. There’s no record of him at all.
At least I’m with you.
titanic meme: relationships [1/3] ≡ jack dawson and rose
dewitt butaker dawson
Don’t do it. Stay back! Don’t come any closer! Come on, just give me your hand. I’ll pull you back over. No, stay where you are! I mean it! I’ll let go! No, you won’t. What do you mean, “No, I won’t”? Don’t presume to tell me what I will and will not do, you don’t know me! Well, you woulda done it already. You’re distracting me! Go away! I can’t. I’m involved now. You let go, and I’m, I’m gonna have to jump in there after you. Don’t be absurd. You’d be killed! I’m a good swimmer. The fall alone would kill you. It would hurt. I’m not saying it wouldn’t. Tell you the truth, I’m a lot more concerned about that water being so cold. How cold? Freezing. Maybe a couple degrees over. You ever, uh, you ever been to Wisconsin? What? Well, they have some of the coldest winters around. I grew up there, near Chippewa Falls. I remember when I was a kid, me and my father, we went ice fishing out on Lake Wissota. Ice fishing is, you know, where you… I know what ice fishing is! Sorry. You just seem like, y’know, kind of an indoor girl. Anyway, I, uh, I fell through some thin ice; and I’m telling you, water that cold, like right down there… it hits you like a thousand knives stabbing you all over your body. You can’t breathe. You can’t think. At least, not about anything but the pain. Which is why I’m not looking forward to jumping in there after you. Like I said, I don’t have a choice. I guess I’m kinda hoping you’ll come back over the railing, an’ get me off the hook here. You’re crazy. That’s what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I’m not the one hanging off the back of a ship here. Come on. C’mon, give me your hand. You don’t want to do this.
I wonder how the plot of the movie would have pressed forward had the ship never hit the iceberg? (Granted, the movie probably wouldn’t have been made if the actual ship didn’t.) You have any thoughts? I recently rewatched the movie for the first time in years and forgot how it could suck me under. It’s still such a good movie!
I think Jack and Rose would have stayed on deck, and then maybe headed down to third class to stay warm, possibly have another dance party, and ditched the jacket Jack had “stolen” somewhere down below, where there was no way to trace it back to him (not on purpose, of course, but just out of absent mindedness) and possibly they could have gone to his room to talk about things.
Cal would have framed him anyway, and Jack probably would have been caught, but I think Lovejoy would have had a harder time slipping the diamond into his pant pocket – he would have felt it and immediately told Rose, who would have believed him. I think, having known the truth, if Cal had still tried to say that Jack had taken it, Rose would have claimed she took it instead and utterly humiliate him.
“It is my necklace after all. My betrothed gave it to me.”
After the officers left, if Jack and Rose didn’t leave with them, there might have been an altercation in the room – Cal lunging for Rose in anger, Jack pushing him away and punching him right in the face possibly, or if Cal starts hitting Jack, Rose comes to his rescue – but either way, the lovers get out possibly a little scrapped up but alright, and Ruth is horrified by Cal’s behaviour. (Because I truly think she didn’t know just how bad he was to her.)
Maybe Thomas Andrews vouches for them and makes sure Cal can’t hurt either of them – he does seem fond of Jack too – until they dock in New York. Rose takes Jack’s name on the register, and then they head into town to make it official. Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews both give them a little cash, and they rent a place with Fabrizio and Helga for the first few months.
I could probably continue with the headcanons of a post-landing life forever so I’ll stop here, but I did write the first three chapters of a Jack Lives AU over here in case you’d like to read it. I might write more of it someday, so I’m not going to promise anything, but it’s short and sweet so I hope you enjoy it, if you do decide to read it 🙂
Like a force to be reckoned with, a mighty ocean or a gentle kiss, I will love you with every single thing I have. Like a tidal wave, we’ll make a mess; calm waters, if that serves you best. I will love you without any strings attached. It’s okay if you can’t catch your breath. You can take the oxygen straight out of my own chest.