Meeting Samira, (x)it is clear there is much of her in the Poussey character she plays. Her contemplative depth is offset by her contagious laugh and genuine warmth. Like her character, there is a quiet strength behind a lightness. She feels that she has become a woman of power, but said she might not have said that a few months ago. Like many of us, Samira is slowly moving into her own strength, and she is finding power in the realization that she is a amazing, talented, powerful woman.
“— like, at the same time? ”
”It was affection! You have a big
purple blossom of affection!”
"I seriously don’t know whether I should hit you or kiss you right now. I’m leaning towards both, really."
And just like in real life, there are no clear villains or heroes; they’re all complicated people who are powerful in different ways. (x)
Rupert visibly perked up at the change of subject, something of a relieved sigh whooshing past his lips before he could stop it.
"That’d be lovely, thank you," Rupert said, one hand reaching up unconsciously to adjust his glasses. "I may have been mislead, but I heard there was a library here, and I need to do some research. I’m having trouble finding it, however."
He had the look of a book guy, glasses and all. The library thing was such a stereotype, but she wasn’t judging.
"The nearest library I know of is the big one." She shrugged, her arms crossing slowly. "The library of congress. You’re gonna wanna go up three blocks and make a left. It’s near the Mall. It’s real nice there. They’ve got absolutely everything."
"Wings?" His eyebrows raised with interest. "How did you get those?"
He picked up on her body language, his eyebrows coming together in concern and his lips pressing in. “Are you upset about this? I am sure your partner does not value you any less. Who might your partner be?”
"Stroke of luck and some connections with a few army brats." They were a gift, and she was forever grateful for the things that made them possible.
"Nah. It’s just been a transition, is all. I had a partner, a while ago. And then he died….I got used to working alone. It’s just been a lot of change in a short amount of time."