imagine ur otp separated by a dimension, one helpless and trapped and wandering in a vast desert wasteland while the other waits patiently back home in a cold empty bed counting the minutes and losing hope a little more for every one that passes
i don’t have to imagine that happening
My brother: What are you watching?
Me: It's a radio show thing.
My brother: ...Sounds pretty gay.
Me: *bursts out laughing*
Me: Oh lord
Me: Jesus take the wheel
Me: Yeah it's pretty gay.
cecil: CARLOS WHAT ARE YOU DOING
carlos: cecil im just eating some bread--
cecil: THAT IS A WHEAT AND/OR A WHEAT BYPRODUCT
carlos: *sighs* no, but here, cec--
cecil: OH MY GOSH YOURE ALL EATING IT
cecil: WHAT KIND OF A SICK HOLIDAY IS THIS
- Carlos, episode 51.
Obviously “you have the best voice of them all” is beyond adorable and I am so happy that we’ve got canon confirmation that Carlos loves Cecil’s voice (though clearly it was a given)…
but I love “be patient with me”. It’s not just “be patient until I get home”. Carlos knows that Cecil is anxious, and a little impatient with him wanting to stay in the desert and explore further. He knows Cecil gets a little infuriated with him and his obsessions. I think this isn’t just Carlos asking Cecil to be patient until he gets back to Night Vale, but asking Cecil to be patient with him, as a person - to be patient with his interests, to be patient as he learns how to communicate better, to be patient as he figures out how to balance the important things in his life.
They run into a problem this episode, with priorities that don’t line up, and they talk about it. It’s maybe not the best communication in the world, but for two people who have had a lot of communication issues it’s obvious that they are trying, that they’re improving, and that they’re listening to one another.
Cecil: I'M GOING TO DO THE THING.
Carlos: No, stop! Scientifically speaking, that's VERY DANGEROUS.
Carlos: I'M GOING TO DO THE THING FOR SCIENCE!
Cecil: NO, THATS DANGEROUS CARLOS.