FAVOURITE-CHILD

Dig a little deeper.
  1. Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?
  2. Would you prefer to live in the country or the city?
  3. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
  4. Do you drink your tea or coffee with sugar?
  5. What was your favourite book as a child?
  6. Do you prefer baths or showers?
  7. If you could be a mythical creature, which would you choose?
  8. Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books?
  9. What is your favourite item of clothing?
  10. Do you like your name? Would you ever change it?
  11. Who is a mentor to you?
  12. Would you ever want to be famous? If so, what for?
  13. Are you a restless sleeper?
  14. Do you consider yourself a romantic?
  15. Which element best represents you?
  16. Who do you want to be closer to?
  17. Do you miss someone at the moment?
  18. Tell us about an early childhood memory.
  19. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
  20. What can you see outside your bedroom window?
  21. What are you most thankful for?
  22. Do you like spicy food?
  23. Have you ever met someone famous?
  24. Do you keep a diary or journal?
  25. Do you prefer to use pen or pencil?
  26. What is your star sign?
  27. Do you like your cereal crunchy or soggy?
  28. What would you want your legacy to be?
  29. Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
  30. How do you show someone you love them?
  31. Do you like ice in your drinks?
  32. What are you afraid of?
  33. What is your favourite scent?
  34. Do you address older people by their first or last name?
  35. If money was not a factor, how would you live your life?
  36. Do you prefer swimming in pools or in the ocean?
  37. What would you do if you found $50 on the ground?
  38. Have you ever seen a shooting star? Did you make a wish?
  39. What is one thing you would want to teach your children?
  40. If you had to have a tattoo, what would it be and where would you get it?
  41. What can you hear right now?
  42. Where do you feel the safest?
  43. What is one thing you want to overcome/conquer?
  44. If you could travel back to any era, which would you choose?
  45. What is your most used emoji?
  46. What is your favourite season? Why?
  47. How would you spend your ideal day?
  48. Describe yourself using one word.
  49. What do you regret the most?
  50. Invent your own word. What does it mean?
How the beginning of The Cursed Child should have gone
  • Hagrid: Yer gay Scorpius
  • Scorpius: I'm what??????
  • Hagrid: A Gay. And a thumpin' good one, I'd wager, once you've trained up a little
  • Scorpius: No you've made a mistake, i mean I can't be gay?!- I mean I'm just Scorpius, just Scorpius
  • Hagrid: Well just Scorpius yer fuckin gay
  • Magnus: My wife (alec) always accuses me of having a favourite child. It's not true, I love Raphael and Not-Raphael equally.
  • Simon: really?

Guys. Guys. The Count of Monte Cristo AU.

It goes like this:

Graves is an auror, a junior just started but already making a name for himself. He falls in love with Newt (slowly, all at once, always and without ever being able to stop) but is waiting to propose until he gets promoted and can offer Newt more than just a ramshackle apartment and a meagre junior’s pay.

Newt doesn’t care. To Newt, marriage is a promise to face life’s trials together, he’d say yes if Graves proposed with a piece of string to wind round his finger. But it matters to Graves and so Graves waits; he won’t be a junior for long, and he’s almost saved enough to move to a real house with a real garden for Newts creatures and all the little things Graves feels that Newt deserves.

Newt still winds a glowing length of spell-thread around his ring finger from Graves’ wand, and Graves still ties off the enchantment and anchors it to their love, because this is their life and their life is made of little gestures and gentle touches and strawberry-sweet kisses in the golden sun.

Newt finds Credence as a small child, tiny and underfed, cowering in the hate sickened squalor of Mary Lou Barebone’s brutish care. When he takes Credence away, it has nothing to do with the angry wisps of obscurus that is developing within him and everything to do with the way he reaches for Newt’s hand with something like fear and something like hope and something like a little boy in need of help.

He brings Credence home to the overfilled, cramped apartment that he shares with Graves, pushing stacks of books out of the way and emptying out a trunk of old clothes to transfigure it into a bed. Credence sits on the edge of his desk and swings his legs and Newt narrates the book he’s writing, stopping to explain every other sentence what dragons are, how they use magic to twist the air currents and help them fly, how many eggs they have in a clutch - eggs, does Credence want eggs for lunch? Egg in shell with buttered soldiers to dip in the yolk?

Credence ducks his head and nods shyly behind his fringe, not used to being asked his opinion. And not really sure what buttered soldiers are either, but if Mr Newt made it, then he knows he’ll like it. Because Mr Newt is like that and Credence loves Mr Newt.

And this could be the story. Graves could come home and find Newt waiting with big eyes and that hopeful, excited, slightly guilty expression that says he’s found a new stray. Graves could sigh and say, what have you rescued now, and, just tell me it won’t eat the roof again, and when Newt beckons Credence in Credence could hide behind the door and refuse to come out.

He’s shy, Newt could say, and take Graves by the hand to lead him into the kitchen. Credence - Credence, this is Graves, he won’t hurt you. I promise he won’t. Newt could bend down, lift Credence up under the arms and balance him on his hip. He’d stay behind the door for now and say, Do you want to meet him? and he’d wait until Credence, solemnly slow and with great deliberation, nods.

When Newt emerges, Credence in his arms and joy on his face, Graves could be there to feel his breath catch in his throat and his life reshape and resettle into husband and father and dad.

This could be the story.

This is not the story.

Graves is away this week, this one week of all weeks he’s the unlucky junior sent to shadow Picquery at the ICW conference in Nairobi. Graves is away, and when Grindelwald follows the trail of the obscurus he was tracking and prowls closer to Credence and closer to Newt - well. Graves is away.

Picquery gets tipped off that Graves is being investigated for treason. He’s just a junior. He’s good at what he does, one of the most promising they’ve had for a long time, but she has no particular reason to suspect the investigation is false. By the time she returns, enough evidence has been uncovered that Graves is arrested the moment his feet touch the ground. He’s led away, not even told what it is he’s done, not given any chance to protest or deny - how can he deny? That’s his face been used to commit crimes, his voice recorded plotting in the dark, how can he deny that? What reason would anyone have for impersonating a junior auror? What defence could Graves ever provide?

The wizarding prison of America is deep in the swamps of Louisiana, guarded by ghosts and spirits and crocodile gods. Graves shivers against the rain that seeps into his cell and kicks off the grasping letiche that haunt the prison for easy prey. He waits. He counts the days in scratch marks on the wall. He runs his sentence down, counting another day, another week, another month another year - and every day a little bit more of him dies.

He counts his sentence to the last day.

He counts his sentence beyond the last day when he’s days, weeks, months overdue for release.

He counts the days since food was last left by the rusted metal grate that marks the entrance to his cell.

He counts and counts and counts until he’s counted the days, the patterns, the flares of magic through the runic wards -

He should have been released over a year ago by the time he breaks out, but then, he should never have been arrested to begin with.

(yes, I will continue this one. Consider this part one.)

Diabolik Lovers Tweets: Sakamaki Ayato (161226)

[From bottom to top]

Ayato: The search for Santa was a huge failure

Ayato: Ayato-sama went to all the trouble of going as far as the North pole to search for him and yet

Ayato: To make matters worse when I returned home Christmas had ended

Ayato: Oi Santa! Appear before ore-sama with presents right now!

Things I adore about Changkyun
  • His nickname is ‘cave boyx
  • Always apologises for not being able to communicate well but he’s actually really great at speaking, both Korean and English
  • He’s the ‘hawkeye’ x
  • He said one of his positions in the group is to ‘look old’ x
  • Okay LISTEN, he is so good at rapping. I am not being biased, it’s a fact, he is an amazing rapper and when his mixtape comes out it’ll be straight up fire x
  • He is so funny without even trying x x x
  • Once pretended to grab the sun and eat it x
  • He is actually so good looking omg his visuals needs a separate post of appreciation tbh x x
  • Apparently there’s a hierarchy within the group and he rules them all x
  • He actually takes the best selfies, this boy knows angles x
  • That neck grab thing he does in Stuck PLEASE x x
  • That one time in Right Now where he said he wouldn’t have any facial expressions on the Viking ride, but he ended up having the best expression out of all of them x
  • Just watch this video and pray for him x
  • “Be quiet I’m speaking right now okay?!” x
  • Wonho’s second job is to annoy the crap out of him x
  • He’s the true dance king x
  • Okay his opening of this performance got me so SHOOK, English and Chinese, boy was playing with my feelings x
  • “I’m Wonho who is in charge of being the maknae.” x
  • Okay it wouldn’t be an appreciation of Changkyun without talking about his amazing friendship with Jooheon, ugh it’s so pure and beautiful x x x x
  • When he fell down because he missed his chair and got so embarrassed and just sat on the floor looking over the table omg he is so cute x
  • He actually does rule Monsta X I swear, they all adore him so much x x x
  • He is literally Kihyun’s child x x
  • White looks SO good on him x x
  • He has such a beautiful smile x
  • That one time he wore the Nirvana shirt and his hair was parted in the middle and he was cute all day x x
  • He looks so good with glasses x x
  • His vocals got everyone shook x
  • His version of the Amen special clip was the most adorable thing I’d ever seen, those CAT EARS, that LIP BITE x
  • Not only is he cute af he is SO SEXY it’s insane x x x
  • I live for these pictures of him and Shownu x
  • I love how he’s a fighter, he didn’t let being disliked by the others in No Mercy get him down, instead he used that to prove he belonged there and worked so hard and I am so thankful and so grateful that he made it through.