Aaaaaand my expectations of men are forever raised to unrealistic levels.
And this man is why girls from the 80s don’t think it’s skeevy for a man to stalk you, steal your siblings, blackmail you and drug you. In fact, this man is why it seems like the height of romance to be given a glass paperweight.
You know, suddenly Edward Cullen doesn’t seem quite so bad…
Jareth wasn’t an abusive asshole boyfriend, though. She asked for him to come and take the kid (worst babysitter ever), and is a cocky little shit the whole time, and this is kind of every adventure she’s ever wanted. And despite this whole ‘temptation’ scene, he never actually puts the moves on her.
And she DOESN’T TAKE ANY OF HIS CRAP.
She’s swept along because she’s drugged, but then she smashes the whole damn thing with a chair and starts tearing down walls and shit, and then goes and defeats a whole damn army, and THEN she kicks the ass of an entire new dimension to defeat him.
Bella? Even if she made it past all of that by sheer dumb luck, the last bit she would have been all ‘Squee! That’s so romantic! Of course I’ll be your slave, what else is a woman for?!’
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