Originally sent from @rudolphsb9
Some days I feel like I’m one of five people on the planet who a) actually likes Ian as a character and b) ships him with Shaw. These people deserve better than this.
First of all, thank you so much for your confession and I am so sorry that I didn’t post this sooner because it’s actually a very common ship within the National Treasure fandom. I actually went back to watch the film to analyze the relationship between these two, which was quite an interesting one. First of all, Ian seems to depend more on Shaw than on anyone else in his “gang”. This is shown when Ian demands Shaw to pull out the gun when Ben refuses to tell him any more information while they are still at the Charlotte. Though, on the contrary, Ian’s reaction to Shaw’s death seemed as if his death was un-phasing. As opposed to Abigail’s reaction of a scream and obvious emotional trauma. I do believe that their relationship is often overlooked due to the main focus on the “good guys”. Though their relationship may seem insignificant to the plot, it adds another layer to the characters that make up the story.
As always, please keep on sending your confessions!!