47 Days of Alias Challenge//Day 34//Favorite (Non-Romantic) Relationship - Sydney Bristow & Marcus Dixon
This is especially true for the earlier seasons, when Sydney isn’t close to her dad and hasn’t been for a long time, and it’s clear that over the past however many years they’ve been partners, Dixon has sort of stepped into that role as partner/mentor/older brother/father figure/best friend all rolled into one.
They’re adorable and sweet and literally save each others’ lives more times than I can count. They trust each other implicitly, which is why Dixon hates himself for doubting her, why Sydney hates herself for lying to him, why her betrayal cuts Dixon so deep (but why he sends her the information anyway), and why he forgives her in the end.
And I love how their friendship is one that’s more show than tell - Diane calls Sydney in the middle of the night as soon as Dixon wakes up in the hospital, their whole family goes to Syd’s Halloween party, they double-date, they’re clearly more than just work colleagues and how much they care about and look after each other is never in doubt.
They’ve been through the same shit (and most of it they went through together). Their relationship is one of the sweetest and least-complicated of the entire show.
[on a holy-fucking-shit-let-me-explain-you-a-thing note: you would not believe how long those fucking gifs took and how far they are from what I actually wanted to do. ‘why?’ you might ask, ‘they’re not particularly good’ what an excellent fucking question. the short version is that tumblr’s requirements of RGB, less than 1M, max of 500px, are the only “official” limitations but, apparently, far from the only ones (sometimes washing out the color works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes X frames works, sometimes you need to chop off four extra frames for it to work, et fucking cetera). the long version involves upwards of 100 slightly altered gifs that wouldn’t upload, with file names going from “Day-34-Middlev1.gif” to “Day-34-Middlecrying.gif,” “Day-34-Middlepleasei’mbeggingyou.gif,” and “Day-34-Middlefuckingasdfghjkl.gif” and I am about 6000% done with your shit tumblr.