My recent selfies are speaking volumes about me not being a summer person.
i spend a few hours away from tumblr and there are even more thommy emotions going on when i’m back
i’ll just say one thing:
the whole point of a ship tag is to avoid unwanted comments, so if anyone has negative opinions etc, please just tag the characters’ names separately
It’s Jimmy Kent’s first Grand Slam and he’s finally making a name for himself on the world’s greatest stage, as he chases his dream of winning at the All-England Club. Thomas Barrow’s been here and been defeated before many a time over his patchy career, and he knows this could be his last chance at glory. The young athlete Kent catches Barrow’s attention - and not just for his skill with a racquet.
For the number three seed Kent, the first few rounds are a cake-walk, until he meets the legendary Gillingham in the semi-finals. Overawed, he barely scrapes through to the final, and his confidence is shaken. But, watching Barrow’s dogged determination - and his tendency to pull through despite all the odds - gives Kent the motivation he needs to carry on.
By the time Kent plays his first game, Barrow has already battled through four rounds of qualifying just to gain a sought-after position in the starting line-up. And his draw couldn’t be any worse; his old doubles partner (and erstwhile lover) Philip Crowborough is his first opponent. But Barrow triumphs in a fifth-set tie-break and, with new confidence in his own talents, goes on to cruise into the final round.
Finally, Barrow and Kent face each other - and their feelings - in the most important match of their lives.Bonus: Bates and Alfred!