Based on John Steinbeck’s novel and set to premiere next weekend at Venice Film Festival, the story follows Wolff as Jim Nolan, a young recruit who joins activist Mac McLeod to organize a group of California fruit-pickers oppressed by a ruthless tycoon. The drama chronicles their infiltration of the workers’ world, the ensuing strike, and how they both help and complicate the situation — and at what cost.
Draco x Reader where they have been in a secret relationship since fifth year (the reader is a Gryffindor). They meet at the battle of Hogwarts where Draco’s parents call him to come to them and he has to side with Voldemort.
hears it before he sees it. A high, cold rasp that he’s become far too familiar
with. A shriek and a cry and shock seizing the base of his spine when he
finally can make out the words.
“Harry Potter is dead.”
floods his mouth, hot and thick, as he stumbles down the crumbling limestone
steps, glances around the ash mottled courtyard, sees the lifeless body of
Harry Potter hoisted in the groundskeeper’s arms.
Boy Who Lived.
thought seems more like a requiem than an anthem.
is seventeen years old. There’s soot beneath his fingernails and blood smeared
across his knuckles and a Dark Mark stamped onto the skin of his arm. He’s
caught, inexplicably, between two sides of a war. His blood doesn’t feel so
special anymore, not when his father’s been locked up for it and his family’s
been threatened for it.
world has been turned upside down. Crystal vases shattering and misconceptions
cracking. Love wilting like a rose in the wintertime.
can see her. Standing just a few feet ahead of him. Gryffindor tie loose around
her neck and cheek streaked with dirt. She won’t look at him. She’s wearing the
bracelet he had given her their fifth year, only a short while after they had
had refused it initially, on principle.
still not sure how he managed to wear her down about that, how he managed to
catch her in the first place; when she’s brave and reckless and he’s scared,
too scared to let anyone even know that they’re more than they seem.
didn’t know. Didn’t know about his task or about the mark until it was too late
to salvage anything.
still loves her. So fucking much.
a curse, he thinks, almost worse than the one on his arm.
can hear his father, hissing his name across the courtyard. He can see in his
peripheral the gazes of his classmates, the thin lipped frown twisting
McGonagall’s face, the trembling of Y/N’s shoulders.
takes a step forward.
more than a step.
a thunder strike.
It’s a heart break.
knows what he’s doing. Knows that he’s deciding between his family and her.
Knows that when he reaches them, when he sides with them, it’s all over.
watches him. Clenches her jaw and steels her spine and watches as he chooses.
nothing short of anguish. The final straw and the last rift in a broken heart. It’s
sides being picked and ribs being snapped and the final chords of a love song
that was never really meant to be.
can see, almost through a penseive, the cracked films of memories. His fingers
in hers, the cool nights atop the astronomy tower, lipstick stained kisses and
legs tangled against a Slytherin green mattress. She can see the moment it all
fell apart. His face through the steam of the platform sixth year, a difference
and a change and the beginning of an end.
Draco’s falling into place beside his parents, beside the Death Eaters, and
suddenly Y/N seems to understand.
gravity of it all is overwhelming. Moon pulled tides that sweep over her head
and fill up her lungs.
drowning and nobody can even see.
Longbottom is shuffling across the courtyard.
meets her eyes. Licks his lips and shifts his feet.
one notices as she undoes the bracelet clasped around her wrist. Tosses it
against the stone of the courtyard among the rubble.
Draco sees. Sees and understands with a startling amount of clarity.
war isn’t over yet, but everything between them is.
Ruby: and this is why we’ve enforced a “no weapons allowed during game time” rule.
ask box is open, thanks to @minion-of-the-east for the ask that I’ve had in my inbox for quite some time. The game they’re playing is “Epic Spell Wars of The Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre,” me and my friends love playing this game when we get the chance.