Christmas with Credence Barebone includes...
Note: I made the reader genderless, and also, have set this before Credence is discovered to be the one with the obscurial.
•Credence lies to his mom about his whereabouts
-Mary Lou does not trust you, and has strict rules against Credence seeing you
-Credence cannot lie without feeling hint of guilt, however
•You meet each other in an alleyway, so no one that poses a threat of snithing will see you two together.
-Usually, you are the first to arrive, but today, Credence made it there first.
-You appoach him with a tight hug around his neck, greeting him wirh a, “Merry Christmas’
-Credence latches onto you, when you hug him; almost as if he’s afraid of losing you.
•When he finally lets go of you, he pulls out a poorly wrapped present, for you.
-He doesn’t have much spending money, so he gathered scrap pieces from here and there to make you a bracelet.
-Though it looks like a project a 3rd grader would bring home, you love it nonetheless.
-When you immediatly put it on, Credence’s lips form into a wide smile.
•You’ve learned from past experienes, that giving Credence gifts that his mother could easily find was not the best idea, so you decided to bake him a variety of cookies.
-Credence absolutly loves your snicker doodles that you make for him. He hadn’t tried them before he met you, but now he can’t get enough.
-He also likes oatmeal cookies, though if he had to choose, he’d always pick the snicker doodles.
•Afraid someone would see you perform magic, you decide to hold off on apperation for today.
-But that way, you can window shop, and see kids play with their new toys.
•Together, you sneak around town, cautious to not draw attention to yourselves.
-You’d hate for Credence to get in trouble because of you
•Once it gets too cold, the two of you head back to your house.
-He’s only been there once, but for a short while
•You set a fire, and make two mugs of hot apple cider to enjoy together.
-Snuggled up on the couch, you share a blanket, and tell him how much he means to you.
-You worry that he forgets his worth, because of his treatment at home.
-Your head rests against his shoulder, and he leans into your touch.
-He cherishes the moments he has when he’s handled gently, and with care.
-When you first met him, he was touch starved and wasn’t used to physical signs of love, or compassion.
•He falls asleep, with his head resting in your lap, as you combs through his hair with your fingers.
-You had to wake him up, however. It was close to sunset, and you didn’t want his mother to be upset with him.
•When you walk back home, he’s tense and keeps his head down
-You tell him everything willbe okay, but it doesn’t help much.
•The sun has started to set by the time you reach his house, and he knows he will be punished for being late for Christmas dinner.
-You couldn’t let him enter his home knowing that he would be beaten.
-Going in with him, you confront his mother, and obliviate her memories of the entire day.
•When Credence enters his room; he sees a small package on his bed.
-Opening it, he finds left over snicker doodles (Don’t worry, though. He’ll eat them before his mother even comes close to finding them)
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