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Junhao Headcanons

requested by @sassyminghao ♡

oh boy here we go

☾ junhao invented the having a crush on your best friend cliche 

☾ minghao is always stealing junhui’s hoodies/t-shirts, always, all the time, none stop, junhui dies lil inside from softness

☾ anything minghao does junhui is just all “ 😍😍😍 “

☾ clingy junhui is a thing, jun is always touching minghao in one way or another, whether it be holding hands or their legs just brushing together

☾ jun is the ultimate grease bag, minghao could be throwing a rage fit and he’d be in the background smiling like “ awe you’re so cute “

☾ minghao acts really annoyed when junhui is being overly affectionate or flirty but he’s literally dying on the inside (save this tsundere)

☾ jun has definitely made minghao lay under him as he did push ups just so he he’d kiss him when he came down 👀

☾ everyone thinks junhui is the one who gets easily jealous but it’s really minghao

☾ they can and will shamelessly make out in front of their members

☾ neck . kisses . any . time . all . the . time

☾ someone control jun when it comes to leaving hickeys

☾ minghao isn’t extremely vocal with his affection so when he does say things like “ i love you “ or “ you look cute “ , jun’s eyes light up like christmas lights

☾ although, minghao is plenty vocal with mingyu, he’ll keep him up all hours of the night talking about junhui 

☾ jun would brag about how amazing his boyfriend is, can and will stand in the middle of the street screaming “ LOOK HOW CUTE MY BF IS “
minghao gets embarrassed and hits him

☾ gross flirting in mandrian

☾ junhui makes minghao’s tea for him in the morning cos he refuses to get out of bed

☾ i mean, it’s canon that minghao goes to junhui when he’s stressed so queue lots of comfort cuddles and jun whispering cute words of encouragement for him

☾ jun uses the nickname babe any chance he gets

☾ minghao has a non sexual praise kink that jun is more than willing to fulfill 

☾ junhui buys promise rings 

☾ junhui also forces minghao to sit on his lap, not that he’s complaining though

☾ they say i love you like 507 times a day (mostly done by jun)

☾ minghao is always secretly taking photos of jun (canon)

someone please teach junhui to not grab minghao’s ass all the time

bonus , junhao in a nutshell

minghao : ew i hate you

junhui : i love you too 😍

everyone else : what the fuck

anonymous asked:

Please explain why Arima so beautiful.

Ah! My pleasure, of course, Anon !!

1. Massive and Sadistic Class A Booty: Do I even have to explain?

2. Luscious Lips 

3. Ambidextrous: He really knows how to efficiently use both of his hands at the same time. This can be useful in… if you know what I mean  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

4. Lenient Body: The man really knows how to stretch those muscles… again this is really useful for … if you know what I mean  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

5. Perfect Hair: Sure, his hair is white, but look at this fluffy hair! It even swings left and right during battle.

6. Face: It’s just perfect… 

7.Ripped Body: no matter what the view is..his body is perfectly sculpted.

8. Eyes: Glorious…to say the least.

9. Mysterious: No one knows a thing about him…which makes him even more appealing.

10. Erotic Bad Boy: He’ll transition to this state spontaneously and sweep you off your feet. Anyway… bad boys are always more appealing ;-)

11. Dork: He’s actually a giant dork.

12. Charismatic & Mysterious Expression: You’ll never understand his facial expressions… but they’re always captivating.

13. His Smile: When he smiles… the whole world becomes better.

14. The Strongest & The Best: Elites are always the most charming.

15. Hard to Get: let’s just admit it… he’s out of everyone’s league… which makes him more captivating.

I can honestly go on and on, Anon… I’ll stop here though ;w;

Seatmate!Hoshi

A/N: Anon and Cinderella Anon requested for Seatmate!Hoshi this time! I’m sorry I haven’t been updating bc of school but I have my drafts saved so don’t worry! I’m still writing! To those who are back at school, I hope you guys are doing great! To those still on summer vacation (and to all of you in general): STAY HYDRATED!!!

This one was really fun to write because, let’s be honest, Kwon Soonyoung is everybody’s bias wrecker. Even if you don’t have him as a bias, he’s somewhere lurking on the top of your bias lists don’t lie to me. This one’s a long one so I hope you all enjoy and have a great day~! ^^

Originally posted by mingyusama


  • How do I start with this guy
  • Calls himself 10:10 because of his slanted eyes cute
  • This kid is also pretty hyper ok
  • Once got into detention because he randomly stood up on his desk in the middle of a lesson to shout “IT’S 10:10″ when the clock strikes 
  • Often has random dance offs with Junior!Seokmin and it’s the most hilarious thing to watch
  • Has a lot of friends from every grade because he’s so fun to be around
  • Cares a lot about his underclassmen and is the one of the nicest upperclassmen around
  • Everybody knows Soonyoung’s really good at dancing
  • And I mean, real good
  • He even has his own YouTube channel NaegaHosh where he dances his own choreos to pop songs
  • Most people at school follows him and even the teachers stalk his videos lol
  • Soonyoung is basically in everyone’s good book
  • Well, everyone’s but yours
  • You see, you’re childhood rivals
  • You can say you’re a pretty chill person
  • You have your own group of friends you usually hang out with but you’re on good terms with people in general
  • Nobody can deny that you’re an equally talented dancer
  • You may have a different style from Soonyoung but your dancing is just as captivating as his
  • While Soonyoung’s style is leaning towards breakdance, you style leans towards contemporary ballet
  • And it gets pretty heated and entertaining to see you both try out-do each other during the end of year talent shows
  • For few years in a row, the winner would either be you or Soonyoung
  • Usually you guys take turns
  • People are so tired of it tbh
  • “Just kiss already.”
  • Your friends like to tease you that your resentment is just internalized crush
  • But you’re in deniaaallll /guitar rift/
  • Anyways, you decided early on into the year that you will beat Soonyoung once and for all by winning for the second consecutive year
  • The story starts in the early morning of your Junior year in high school
  • So the system in your school was they always pick people randomly to be put into a new class every year
  • So you can be friends with everyone
  • And guess what? 
  • You’re in Soonyoung’s class
  • For the second consecutive year
  • People were groaning internally because here we go again
  • Being in the same class with you both was like being in a real-life drama
  • Because everybody knows you’re childhood rivals
  • And imagine the tension of sitting behind two people who are always ready to rip each other to shreds
  • The teacher was aware of this and tired of this s*** so she decided to sit you guys together this year
  • What was she thinking lmao
  • You guys might wonder the backstory behind this age-long rivalry
  • It began once upon a kindergarten
  • You never really had any beef with Soonyoung
  • He’s pretty hyper as a kid; got his hair stuck up everywhere and always the one to break it down on the ol’ kindergarten dance floor
  • Ok dark secret here; but you had a crush on Soonyoung back then bc he reminds you so much of your hamster Cici omggg
  • You let him steal your sandwich and borrow your color pencil during art as a result of this crush
  • This crush went on until that time in second grade when your school held Nutcracker 
  • And he totally stole your role as the Nutcracker bc you were sick during the dress rehearsal
  • By the time you got better the night before the show, they had given the role to Soonyoung
  • So you got stuck playing a candy cane tragic
  • IMAGINE THE BETRAYAL
  • That night marked the day you got your first heartbreak and sworn to make Kwon Soonyoung pay one day
  • Yeah, you’re a pretty dramatic bitter child and you continue to carry that bitterness up till this day
  • Anyways
  • It’s that time of the year again
  • Tension is in the air, looks shared between people
  • It’s the annual talent show
  • People are sharing nervous glances bc when are they finally gonna lose it
  • And by “they”, they meant you and Soonyoung
  • When you saw the form pinned on the bulletin board this morning, you never wrote your name faster
  • But guess what? By lunchtime, Soonyoung already had his name scribbled under yours
  • It’s officially on
  • “Watch your back, Kwon.”
  • “Good luck.”
  • Funnily, you were both dragged into the principal’s office by the time school’s out
  • “This year, you won’t be participating” the principal said
  • “What.”
  • “People are getting discouraged signing up for the auditions bc they know that in the end, the winner would only be between the both of you. That’s why I decided to remove you both from the competition this year.
  • “And no, Soonyoung, if you think you’re entitled just because your internet name Hoshi means star, you can find your way out.”
  • You were about to snicker when she went “Y/N, you will not find it funny when I tell you that you two will work together to create and perform a dance to be showcased during the talentshow. While you’re not participating, you and Soonyoung both
  • You went 0_0 w hat
  • “I’m not going to work with them!” both you and Sonyoung said in unison
  • The teacher was like “lmao get over it kids, it’s 2K17″ and then sauntered off like a bo$$
  • You realized you didn’t have a choice but to do as she said to be able to perform this year
  • And you see no point to arguing
  • So you both begrudgingly agreed to do the collab
  • At first, you and Soonyoung wouldn’t meet in the middle
  • You try to find faults in each other’s dancing, to 
  • You ended up trying to sabotage yourselves
  • Also, you still didn’t have the right music to dance with so you and Soonyoung were a complete wreck
  • Also bc you kept arguing which song to pick smh
  • It came to a point that one day, Soonyoung went up to Senior!Jihoon 
  • “Hey, can you whip up some swaggy beats for my performance for the talent show?”
  • “Tell me a reason why I shouldn’t hit you with a guitar right now.”
  • “I’ll buy you a burger.”
  • “I can buy a burger.”
  • “I’ll buy you a hundred burgers.”
  • “Deal.”
  • So that’s how Soonyoung had gotten himself the perfect remix for the dance the next Monday
  • When you listened to it for the first time, you knew, it’s perfect
  • Because somehow, Jihoon was able to mesh songs to create one that would work perfectly with you and Soonyoung’s style
  • And so you two began to work
  • And you couldn’t help but observe Soonyoung as he worked 
  • Because you’ve never seen someone do something so passionately
  • Soonyoung gave his all in his dance and it’s something everybody can see
  • Watching Soonyoung work his magic woke up something in you
  • Funnily, you don’t feel intimidated at all
  • For once, you embraced the fact that you now work with Soonyoung, not against him
  • So you ended up enjoying it a bit
  • So you’re finally done with the last steps of planning the choreography
  • It’s time for you to test it out for yourselves
  • So you played the music and danced
  • And you both had gotten so wrapped up in the music and with each other that when the music ended in a crescendo, you suddenly found yourself tangled in his arms
  • And you were so close in each others arms and he could see the specks in your eyes and suddenly he could feel his breath hitch 
  • Because Oh no, you’re actually really attractive. How could he not see this?
  • And all of the sudden, he became hyper aware of how close you both are, his hands on your hips and your warm breaths mingling
  • It wasn’t until you pulled away that he went woah
  • Because what was that???
  • You on the other hand
  • You tried to play it cool, but inside?? 
  • You can’t deny you and Soonyoung have a tension chemistry 
  • But God forbid if your age-old crush was revived 
  • You thought it was the time you spent together that drew you closer
  • I mean, you meet the guy in class then spend the rest of the afternoon choreographing and dancing with him
  • You’d expect yourself to be at each other’s throats 
  • But you grew comfortable with his presence???
  • It’s like you started to care about each other
  • You never really showed it but it’s there
  • Like that time it was raining by the time you both finished
  • You had forgotten to bring your umbrella and he basically forced you to use his instead as he dove right into the rain
  • (The next day you gave it back to him with a small thank you note slipped inside)
  • He thought it was cute
  • And that other time when you noticed he looked rather pale and tired
  • So when you went to the convenient store near the school on your break, you bought him an extra carton of milk and bread
  • He looked confused as heck when you gave it to him
  • “I don’t want you to collapse a week before the show, Kwon.”
  • You totally didn’t blush
  • You also noticed the change in Soonyoung’s behavior 
  • When you caught him starring at you in class one day, you were like “What are you looking at, nerd?”
  • He said “Your hair looks nice today.”
  • “My hair looks nice everyday, thank.”
  • And while he didn’t say anything in return, you swear you heard him whisper “Yeah it does.”
  • It’s so confusing bc what’s happening? Why is he suddenly like this? Does he..like me????
  • And while it’s a nice change from having to bicker everyday, you started to wonder what happened that triggered this change
  • Bc this is not the standard Soonyoung behavior
  • Also maybe bc you miss the bickering a little bit
  • But practice went on like usual
  • Before you know it, it’s the day of the show
  • Everyone’s freaking out
  • And you were too bc this reminded you too much of the first time you performed on stage
  • The adrenaline and the nervousness coiled in your stomach like a snake strangling its prey
  • In a way, this does count as your first dance
  • Your first time dancing with a partner
  • Your heart skipped a bit when you saw him in the dressing room, made up and dressed in all black
  • And you stopped in your track bc he looked good
  • You missed the look he gave you as he scanned you head to toe
  • He had to stop himself from blushing bc oh my god it’s happening, he’s going to dance with this attractive person
  • He must’ve sensed your nervousness bc he turned to you
  • “Hey, don’t sweat it. You’ll do great. I promise.”
  • Those little words gave you a boost
  • You can say it’s like his way of saying “good luck”
  • But who needs luck when you got Kwon Soonyoung amirite
  • The stage dimmed and it’s just Soonyoung and you and the music
  • Your body seemed to move on its own, giving up all control to muscle memory and to Soonyoung
  • You memorized the routine like the back of your hand
  • Soonyoung’s touches and your eyes teasing, almost sensual, writing a story only the two of you knew
  • And to say that you wow-ed the audience was an understatement
  • You bombed the place
  • You were so in tune with both the song and with each other that what was supposed to be a three-minute dance felt like mere seconds
  • Before you know it, the song was over, you’re in his arms and you’re both breathing hard
  • It just felt..fleeting
  • The show was easily a success
  • Nobody thought you would work so well together after all those years of rivalry
  • But it just proves how two great dancers could overcome boundaries if they had enough will
  • Your friends and family crowded you when the show was over,
  • They went to congratulate you and tell you how amazing the performance was
  • But you could only think about Soonyoung
  • You wanted to thank him for the hard work he’s put into the performance and for all the times he took care of you
  • You tried to swallow the sinking feeling realizing that it’s over now
  • You’ll go back to your live before the dance and he’ll go back to his
  • As the tension was revolved by the time you spent working together on the dance, you knew there was no more reason for you to start something against him
  • Because you’ve grown so accustomed to him, and him to you
  • It’s like a routine you couldn’t shake off
  • It was at that moment that you realized you liked having Soonyoung around
  • Speaking of Soonyoung
  • You found him propped up on the edge of the stage, the lights from the projector up in the projector room far ahead in the the auditorium casting white light on him, his silhouette a giant background on the stage
  • Your silhouette joined his as you plopped down next to him
  • “What are you doing?” you asked him
  • “I like sitting along in a theater like this. Makes you feel small.”
  • “I had fun” you admitted
  • His lips quirked into a lopsided smile, his bunny teeth showing
  • “I had fun, too.”
  • You joined in as you took in the view
  • How the place seems so vast with the empty red velvet seats
  • “Hey, Y/N.. about that Nutcracker incident?” Soonyoung started
  • “What about it?”
  • “Can I pay you back with a kiss??”
  • FFFF WOT
  • And you expected him to suddenly say “SIKE.” and for someone to jump out of the curtains with a camera but it didn’t come
  • Instead, Soonyoung was looking at you with what seems to be apprehensiveness 
  • And the realization hit you like a truck
  • Bc he literally just asked you if he could kiss you to make up to all that childhood bitterness
  • At this point, Soonyoung looked ready to apologize and disappear from the face of the earth but before anything
  • You dove in like a hawk
  • You didn’t know what to expect when your lips finally locked but the kiss was chaste, almost shy even
  • The kiss felt like your dance; brief, fleeting, teasing
  • But it brought a certain fulfillment in your heart
  • When you pulled away, Soonyoung’s cheeks were colored red and he couldn’t stop smiling
  • “Oh. Oh.”
  • What??” you feel yourself heat up in embarrassment 
  • “…Can I kiss you again??”
  • “Oh my god.”
  • So at the end of that night, Soonyoung walked you home, with your pasts melting off like candy with every step that you take and laughter that you shared
  • And in the end, the kid who once stole your sandwich and role in that grade school musical ended stealing your heart, too

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

 

The first think I want to make clear is that he was not perfect.

Regulus was a person full of prejudices. That’s something we know from Sirius’ words in Order of the Phoenix (“my parents, with their pure-blood mania, convinced that to be a Black made you practically royal… my idiot brother, soft enough to believe them…”) and more importantly we know from Kreacher’s words in Deathly Hallows (“For years he talked of the Dark Lord, who was going to bring the wizards out of hiding to rule the Muggles and the Muggle-borns… and when he was sixteen years old, Master Regulus joined the Dark Lord. So proud, so proud, so happy to serve…”).

Does that mean he was a bad person? No. Unfortunately, in my opinion all of us have prejudices. Slughorn himself in Half-Blood Prince makes comments like “Your mother was Muggleborn, of course. Couldn’t believe it when I found out. Thought she must have been pureblood, she was so good”, comments that of course Harry didn’t like at all. But Slughorn, with all his flaws and his fears, was a good person. I think it’s the same with Regulus.

This takes me again to Sirius’ quote (the one about being soft) and to explain, not excuse, Regulus’ behaviour. Regulus died at eighteen years old. When I was his age I felt more as a kid than an adult. My brother is eighteen now, and I still see a lot of a kid in him (which is not bad!).

What I mean is that Regulus died being almost a child, and grew up being fed upon his parents prejudices, and believing them. It takes a lot of strength, a lot of bravery, and a lot of hardness to oppose one’s family, or that’s how I see it, and Regulus was soft, and so he believed his parents. When Sirius tells his story, my interpretation of his words is that he’s bitter precisely because Regulus was too soft, and that softness is what made him believe their parents. Regulus wasn’t nor strong nor brave nor hard enough to oppose… or so thought Sirius. I’ll come back to this later.

I think it’s understandable what Regulus did (understandable, not justifiable). Regulus had prejudices against the Muggleborns from the education his parents gave him, and he was soft and believed them. But Kreacher states that he talked for years about Voldemort, the power the Pureblood would have, how they wouldn’t have to hide anymore, and also talked about how proud Regulus was when he took the mark.

Okay, here’s my point. Obviously Regulus made his parents’ ideas his own, and that is understandable. Regulus took the mark when he was sixteen, and still he spent years talking about Voldemort (also in Deathly Hallows Hermione notices the collage under the Toujours Pur motto, a collage made up from newspaper cuttings about Voldemort, and she says that “Regulus seems to have been a fan for a few years before he joined the Death Eaters”; I’ll make a comment about this later). For a boy, barely a teenager, who has lived the break of his family and the abandon of his brother (and I will talk about this later as well), who lives in a world hidden from the world, Voldemort’s way had to be certainly attractive.

Voldemort promised freedom. Voldemort promised power for the Purebloods to rule upon the Muggle and Muggleborns, Purebloods like the Black family, so pure they were practically royal (and everyone inside royalty loves being royalty, let’s be honest here). Voldemort promised to rule upon them, to be over them, or at least Kreacher said those were Regulus’ words. Regulus talked about ruling and stop hiding, not erradication; about that and fulfill the ideals whose un-fulfillment had separated his family. Was it a good thing? No, but it had to be very tempting for a boy barely a teenager who had to live hiding and who had lost his brother. So at sixteen Regulus was brave enough to join Voldemort (and it took bravery; when Harry asks Sirius in Order of the Phoenix if his parents were Death Eaters his godfather answers: “they got cold feet when they saw what he was prepared to do to get power, though. But I bet my parents thought Regulus was a right little hero for joining up first”).

Regulus died at eighteen and took the mark at sixteen. I don’t know what happened in-between, before Voldemort asked for an elf. When I read the books I have the feeling that Regulus was still delighted with Voldemort. But one may wonder about his intention when he volunteered to let Kreacher to Voldemort. Was it because he hadn’t done anything still (as Sirius said, Regulus was never that important: “he was murdered by Voldemort. Or on Voldemort’s orders, more likely; I doubt Regulus was ever important enough to be killed by Voldemort in person”) and wanted to help Voldemort, making also a “compliment” to Kreacher, who Regulus trusted extremely? Did he send Kreacher to spy on Voldemort, precisely because he trusted Kreacher, and that’s the reason of the explicit order to come home (that Kreacher complied and was ultimately what saved his life: “It was an honor, said Master Regulus, an honor for him and for Kreacher, who must be sure to do whatever the Dark Lord ordered him to do… and then to c-come home”)? Both interpretations are possible, which often happens with interpretations, but I lean for the former.

Kreacher seems to know Regulus very well, and it looks like he was able to read him, his concerns and emotions, but he talks about Regulus being strange and disturbed only once the cavern episode takes place, when Kreacher turns back home from there after Voldemort left him to die (“Master Regulus was very worried, very worried. Master Regulus told Kreacher to stay hidden and not to leave the house. And then… it was a little while later… Master Regulus came to find Kreacher in his cupboard one night, and Master Regulus was strange, not as he usually was, disturbed in his mind, Kreacher could tell…”). So that’s why I think Regulus considered, like Kreacher, an honour to serve Voldemort and give him his elf. But Kreacher comes back, because his beloved master ordered him to, and tells a worried Regulus about what happened in the cave. Attending to Kreacher’s words, Regulus is not the same again.

Time goes by, but not much, and Regulus asks Kreacher to take him to the cave. From what Kreacher says I’m inclined to think it’s a matter of weeks maybe, even though maybe it was months because after around fifteen years the perception of time is different. Is it possible that in that time, besides thinking about Voldemort’s intentions, coming to the conclussion it was about Horcruxes, and making a copy of the locket, Regulus was investigating Voldemort himself? It’s possible. Maybe Regulus’ collage of newspaper was consequence of this research, and the dates were only from before him taking the mark because he took the care and time to look for and collect them; maybe it was all research and it opened his eyes. I must say I like this theory, but to be honest I lean towards another theory where Regulus isn’t that good. I think it’s more probably that, if he admired Voldemort that much, he simply collected newspaper cuttings with remarkable dates or events, and that after Kreacher’s story he saw them and read them in a different light (have you ever seen a film or read a text a thousand times but one day you look at it and it’s suddenly new, and you wonder how you never understood it like this before? That’s the feeling I’m talking about). To be honest as stupid as it may seem the question about Regulus’ collage being from before his Death Eater days or product of his attempt to figure Voldemort out is probably the first question I’d ask Rowling.

Anyway, the fact is that Regulus spends some time uncomfortable, thinking, and comes to Kreacher. He calls the elf and we all know what happens later. I’m pretty sure that, apart from not being able to comply the order of destroying the locket, Kreacher’s greatest pain was complying the order of abandoning his master in that cave.

There are still two things about what I said I’d come back and still haven’t, and I think they’re intertwined: I said I’d talk about Regulus’ softness and Sirius’ bitterness about it, and about the fact that he left his younger brother.

First of all I want to state that I think it’s pretty clear that Sirius was strong, rough even maybe. He was reckless, passionate and probably impulsive; he was hard (unyielding, troublesome, firm, difficult to deal with or manage; not soft). Sirius confronted his family directly, yelling and swearing, and finally he left. I’ve got two siblings, and maybe it’s because of the way we understand family here, but you don’t abandon a sibling. I find incredible and horrible what Sirius did; not that he left, but that he left his younger brother with that kind of parents like he did. Regulus was so young then, since he was younger than Sirius and he left when he was sixteen. I don’t know, but I find very hard to abandon a sibling as young as Regulus because the ideals they had. When you’re that young you can still see through and see more and change. Regulus’ ideals didn’t have to be forever. What even, Sirius? Couldn’t you help your brother a little in spite of all the rage, or use the rage to overcome Regulus’ possible reluctance? Besides, leaving like he did? Leaving to find himself another brother in James? That must have hurt Regulus more than death. I at least like to think the Black brothers loved each other once, or always, in spite of Sirius’ words (“I hated the whole lot of them”). After all, I think it fits for someone as familiar and as soft as Regulus was, and Sirius himself said that he tried to find information about Regulus’ death (“From what I found out after he died, he got in so far, then panicked about what he was being asked to do and tried to back out”), and even though he said he hated them all, it’s clear that he hates his parents, but I feel it’s more like bitterness what he feels for Regulus. However, this is all speculation.

My point is that the fact that Sirius left and found himself another brother, and after the family disowned him and cut all bonds with him, in my opinion seems to be one of the reasons why Regulus took the mark: remaining the heir of the Black family, he had to do what would have been Sirius’ job. And to be honest I think Sirius hardness, his character in general, would have made a very valuable pawn for Voldemort, much more suitable than Regulus was, and would have probably made himself more important than his brother ever did. But again this goes beyond interpretation and is more like speculation.

I’ve said a lot of times that Regulus was soft, but I’ve not said in what sense he was (or at least in what sense I understood he was). When Sirius tells his story, he seems bitter about it. I think he reproaches Regulus that very softness, because he wasn’t strong enough or hard enough to oppose their parents. Regulus is, of course, soft in that sense; but he’s soft in general (yielding, easily penetrated, smooth, not rough, pleasant, gentle, easily influenced, not strong, conciliatory; not hard). My point is that Regulus was soft in all senses, almost the “idea” of softness; his body, his character, his manners,… all of it screamed (or whispered) softness. Regulus was the youngest. Regulus was so much like Sirius, but he was also thinner and smallest (“Harry could visualize them quite clearly, the frightened old elf and the thin, dark Seeker who had so resembled Sirius…”). I dare say Regulus was also the kindest and most compassionate.

Kreacher loved Regulus and hated Sirius. That’s because Regulus treated Kreached good, while Sirius didn’t at all. In fact, that cost Sirius his own life. In Deathly Hallows Hermione states clearly “Sirius was horrible to Kreacher, Harry, and it’s no good looking like that, you know it’s true. Kreacher had been alone for such a long time when Sirius came to live here, and he was probably starving for a bit of affection. (…) I’ve said all along that wizards would pay for how they treat house-elves. Well, Voldemort did… and so did Sirius”. I love that, I particularly love how she says “and so did Sirius”. I also love what Harry thinks after her words: “Harry had no retort. As he watched Kreacher sobbing on the floor, he remembered what Dumbledore had said to him, mere hours after Sirius’ death: I do not think Sirius ever saw Kreacher as a being with feelings as acute as a human’s…”.

I love that because I think it gives a fairly good point of view of how things were, to help determine the extent to Sirius’ hardness and Regulus’ softness and kindness. But also it provides us of another point of view of the same people, and tells us how having or not having a prejudice doesn’t necessarily makes you a good person or prevents you from having or not having another prejudice as repulsive as the first one.

Regulus was attracted to liberty, to not having to hide, to power, and was attached to his family, so he was prejudiced against the muggleborns. Besides, magic does seem superior in some sense to the lack of magic, so one needs education about the muggles to know they are not stupid. Arthur Weasley has an education about it, wrong in some senses, but he does have it, and I’m sure that’s part of the reason why the Weasleys haven’t prejudices against the Muggle or Muggleborns. The prejudice against the elves and the disregard towards them is something equally inserted in the wizarding world; even the Weasleys have it.

But people can educate themselves. They can learn and come to see things differently. Slughorn and Regulus did (Hermione said so explicitly echoing Harry’s thoughts: “Regulus changed his mind”), as Ron did with the elves, so they chose the right thing. Sirius never came to treat Kreacher in a kind way, and as I said that cost him his life.

Basically what I wanted to illustrate with that is that Sirius was hard, so he left; Regulus was soft, and so he stayed. But I think both acts required a lot of bravery.

Regulus did what he did because the world in which he had thrust himself into had hurt someone he loved (Kreacher). I like to think that when he came to know Voldemort’s real intentions his very softness and compassion made him see things differently, changed his mind and made him do the right thing in the end (unsuccessfully, but still). And as he was soft the way he did it was soft. Because Sirius would have done it like he did, with screams and noise and swearing. But Regulus was soft, so he told Kreacher to leave and left a note and a secret and died alone in silence.

Because Gryffindor’s way is usually like Sirius’, a bang, but Slytherin’s way is often more like Regulus’, more like a whimper.

So in brief, I think Regulus was a kind soft compassionate boy who was flawed, like we all are, made mistakes, like we all do, but came to his senses and was brave enough to make the right thing, which is something not all of us do.

He loved fondly, though his passion had a very special way of showing: by not showing, not being clearly acknowledged, keeping the secret so that those who were loved would be granted safety if all his deeds came up to nothing. He was brave, and I think he was good, and a Slytherin. I find him very interesting. And I love him very much.

So that’s it! I’ve tried to be explanatory and parcial, focusing on the books rather than my headcanons as much as possible. I hope I have been true.

I also want to say that everyone interested enough in Regulus to read this post (thank you for your patience, honestly) should message @alasseablack She is brilliant and kind, and the conversations I’ve had with her have been very helpful to write this.

Finally I want to say I’m really sorry for the delay! I wanted to say too many things and didn’t know how to start. I’ve probably exaggerated, though. I should have just cried.

What if?

*3am*
A: hey b wake up
B: babe what do you want…
A: Remember that guy from ben ten? The Kevin Levin guy? Remember how he could transform into anything? What if he transformed into kryptonite, would be be able to kick supermans ass??
B:….
A:….
B: omg yes.

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