Dear Jake Peralta,
Or Jakey or Jacob, never mind can’t decide one. You’re a living beauty to me.
From being the careless, immature boy of the squad, you grew to become the life of the whole precinct. You made me realize the value of true friendships and relationships, that they help you sail through all. It was the close-connect you shared with everyone at 99, that left me in supreme awe of your majestic personality.
Starting with the ‘Bot Captain’, who eventually became your ‘Dad’. The re-assurance and warmth of the relationship are worth celebrating. You both are diametrically opposites of each other and yet share the closest bond. I realized that it is also through the differences that we bond. You never let your childhood experiences affect your present life. Rather, you embraced it and learned from it. The positivity and charm you bring along are one of its kind.
Be it Charles, Rosa, Terry, Gina, Scully, or Hitchcock, you are everyone’s favourite (including mine). And when Scully calls you ‘Jakey’, it melts my heart every time. Helping Charles with all his relationships, supporting Rosa’s in front of her parents, having Terry’s back always, cute shenanigans with your childhood friend, Gina; each bit of it is SPECIAL. Developing a special bond with Kevin, getting through his thick skin portrays how amiable your presence is. Moreover, Doug Judy: ‘The Pontiac Bandit’, your karaoke sessions with him are always a delight. You have a heart of gold.
Amy Santiago, the woman of your dreams. You two are the epitome of pure love. Honestly, the spark between you two was evident to me since the start. But the way you carried things, handled responsibilities, took up the charge, added smiles, makes you my all-time favourite. Not to forget the ‘toit nups’, definitely Charles wasn’t the only one with watery eyes at that moment.
You are an intelligent human, a fun colleague, a cute husband, a brilliant detective, an all weather-friend, and a lovable son. You are just so smort and cool. Wait, not just cool but, cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool.
From titling Amy’s tapes (and apparently yours) to make us obsessed with your lingo, from being uncomfortable with emotions to finally becoming a father, from Jibby Jab games and Halloween Heists to watching feminism documentaries, you are beautiful. You are one of the best men I’ve ever seen.
Jake Peralta, yes, your butt is da bomb and there will be no survivors.