purlturtle asked:

let’s go with a crack fic for the “makes sense/compels me” ask:

Helen Magnus and Helena Wells!

Ooooh 👀

They are so similar. Both ‘out of time’ (eventually, although HG didn’t experience the decades the same way). Both lost a daughter (again eventually). Both born into an era where they were radicals for being so strong and independent. Both scientists, incredibly intelligent and deadly. They also both have their causes in a way, although this is where they differ too.

I think I have said about HG somewhere in that she was without peer. Constantly searching for somebody who could match her and forever being disappointed. Elementary is where I got my understanding of Holmes from and it fits HG – loneliness due to her genius. Needing to have so much going on at the same time or she’d go mad from boredom (which only makes the bronzer worse 😭).

Whereas Helen I think maybe started off wanting to prove herself. She fought for recognition (the Royal College, Oxford, and of course her father). Now that need faded as she grew and she found her calling to protect and help abnormals. The mission – Sanctuary for all – mattered far more than any personal needs.

Aaaaand I think I am just supposed to say the answer and not ramble 😛 but what can I say I like thinking it through.

I have always felt the person most akin to HG in Sanctuary world is Nikola. They have the same sort of charm and ego. A lot of people ship Helen and Nikola but I don’t. I’m not anti, I just prefer them as friends. That’s what feels right to me. So maybe it’s that which influences me to say no to Helen and HG as a pairing. I think they would be kindred spirits, and should be friends, but nothing really more than that.

So I am going to go with…

Makes sense, doesn’t compel me

Because while I can’t see any kind of love romance, I could see more of a friends with benefits. The snark and flirting and HG being a whirlwind in and out and Helen happy to see her when she was in town. I wouldn’t ship it. I don’t feel any connection to that as a dynamic but it’s plausible.