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Meme pt 2 
16th-Jun-2012 12:47 pm
cordy chase
The next few questions. I think I'm going to post in parts, since it seems to be working out best for me.

My headcanon for Cordelia:



17. Preferred mode of dress and rituals surrounding dress

Always, good clothes that fit well. Before her dad lost his money, it was easy. Shopping trips and stylists educated her, and she had a natural flair for what looked good. After, when she was poor and had to make decisions between eating and heat, it got harder. So she made it into a challenge, finding clothes that met her standards but didn’t dent her wallet. And when she found those funky, colorful pieces at a bargain price, she treated them carefully and well, appreciating what she collected in a way that was totally different than when she was rich.

In school, she picked out her clothes for the week on Sundays, modifying her choices every morning. It was really relaxing, way more than yoga with that quack from Venice Beach her mom sent her to when she was fifteen. In LA, she showered before perusing her closet with a cup of coffee in her hand, and so not thinking about which pieces would make a certain vampire look up from his blonde fetish.

18. Favorite beverage?

Water, because staying hydrated wasn’t just good for her skin, it was essential to staying healthy, and staying as healthy as she could was important not just for the vision pain but for the running from monsters. Occasionally she got happy!drunk from fruity drinks, but never too often, just when something traumatic happened or she was celebrating a commercial. And when she had pizza, she liked a Dr. Pepper to wash it down. It was the only time she allowed herself a soda.

19. What do they think about before falling asleep at night?

She thinks about the visions of the people she couldn’t save. To help drown them out, she puts the TV on and falls asleep watching Cheers reruns.

Occasionally she falls asleep replaying something that happened that day, involving Angel. She would never say it meant anything but sometimes she likes to recall the press of his fingers against the small of her back.


20. Childhood illnesses? Any interesting stories behind them?

She went to her first real party when she was fourteen (she told her parents she was at a sleep-over at Harmony’s) and spent half an hour in a closet with a junior named Frankie. Three weeks later her pediatrician informed her parents that her flu symptoms was actually mono. She was home from school for almost a month and Frankie’s parents got a scathing phone call from Cornell Chase as a result. She forbade Harmony from ever bringing it up, sticking with the flu story, and Harmony – surprisingly – kept her mouth shut.


Comments 
17th-Jun-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I like these!
17th-Jun-2012 06:54 am (UTC)
Thank you, it's been fun doing them!
21st-Jun-2012 09:37 am (UTC)
appreciating what she collected in a way that was totally different than when she was rich.

This explains the "You gave away my clothes" - something she is disparaged for by the fandom- so well. These clothes meant so much to her for a reason.

This is all so wonderful!!!
24th-Jun-2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
Right?? I think there are those who are too quick to judge her, based on their own past experiences or whatever. But yeah, those clothes were important to her for more than just a superficial reason, and Angel giving them away wasn't just about what she wore on her back. It also showed how little he was thinking of her, of how little he knew her at that point, if he thought all he was doing was shoving a bag of clothes at Anne Steele in exchange for information.

But once he understood, he made it right, in a language that she'd understand. If fandom chooses to believe it was a superficial gesture meant to replace a superficial loss, whatevs. They're missing out.

And thanks, this meme has been uber fun!
27th-Jun-2012 09:14 am (UTC)
But once he understood, he made it right, in a language that she'd understand.

This exactly. Because the clothes were an appropriate gift for her. She would have forgiven him anyway, but the clothes showed that he knew her. He knew not only that she would appreciate the clothes but also the kind of clothes she liked. It showed he was paying attention. And that was the real point.
1st-Jul-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
I've seen it suggested that it wasn't really Angel that bought those clothes for her, it was Lorne. Because of the "gay man's taste" comment she made.

You would not be surprised if I told you that theory was uttered by a Bangel, yes? :P
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