He was reminded of the fact that he was alone.
- inspired by this.
To me, this exchange has never been about money. Money has never been a issue. Although all the mayhem settled and Harold is alright, some uncertainty remains. The Numbers have stopped and a formal reason for Reese to stay has gone. It may happen that now he’s not needed in Harold’s life anymore, for Harold might want to start over, to have a new life, etc. Given Reese’s low self-esteem, it’s not entirely impossible that he might still think Harold deserves better than ‘a monster’ in his life. Either way, since he treasures Harold too much to make his life miserable for the sake of his own happiness, he lets Harold decide in an indirect way:
- Since the numbers have stopped, it’s not right you should go on paying me as generously as you are. [Harold, although The Numbers have stopped, there is nothing I’d wish more than to stay with you. But if you have different plans for your life that don’t include me, you shouldn’t feel compelled to give them up for my sake. I can leave]
- Since you give away 90% of what I pay you, I don’t see why I shouldn’t continue. [John, where does this come from?.. Ok, listen to me, there is no reason for you to leave. All my plans definitely include you. They, in fact, are all about you. Of course, I don’t want you to leave. I wish you to stay. But you should stay only if you want to. And don’t worry about a new job, we’ll come up with something
yes, love is very important, but Finch is still very practical and rational]
- … [just look at John on the last gif :)]
If you have a different view, head canon, or an explanation for this, you’re welcome to share it here :)
Perfectly said - Headcanon accepted
It has been proven time and again in canon Reese does not continue as Finch’s partner out of a sense of obligation or because he has no other choice. This IS his choice and is doing exactly what and with whom he wants to be - He wants to be working with Finch - He wants to help the Numbers - He wants to try to make a difference in the world, and Finch and the Machine are the best way for him to accomplish that - He has his dream job and is working with the best boss/partner he’s ever had - ”I may not always trust the Machine but I trust you, and you built it”
I’ll have my follow Forever up soon, loves!
Congratulations!! :D This is wonderful! <3
May Allah grant us the best in this world and the next. May He give us what we need in this world even if it isn’t what we want. May He help us understand, grant us patience, and make us of those who are grateful in all circumstances. Amin.
You know that you have too many Rinch feelings when you read ‘Rinch family’ instead of ‘Rich family’ and suspect that sooner rather than later there definitely will be 'Rinch life', 'Rinch people', 'Rinch style', 'Rinch traditions', 'Rinch country', 'Rinch world' etc. etc. etc.