random character aesthetics (5/?) ✯✯✯ TODD HEWITT (from Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking)
A knife ain’t just a thing, is it? It’s a choice. It’s something you do. A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don’t. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again.
TODD x VIOLA : modern au [mostly based off this post]
todd hewitt’s just a kid who wears a lot of flannel and really only wants to play video games all summer, except his dads keep making him go outside and walk his stupid dog manchee. one day, he meets viola eade, a skater girl with chopped-off hair who’s just moved into the neighborhood in the wake of her parents’ death. the two bond after being harassed by the town’s ultra-conservative preacher, aaron, in a gas station parking lot, and so instead of playing zelda all summer, todd ends up going on adventures around town and getting into heaps of trouble with viola, who in turn helps him with his english homework and always patches him up after a scuffle with davy, the mayor’s son.
and, of course, they end up going crazy for each other.