Tom Riddle, also known as Lord Thomas Slytherin, sat in the dining room of Riddle manor reading the Daily Prophet and idly sorting through his correspondence. Amongst the letters there was one that remained unopened. It sat furthest away from him, just out of his reach. It seemed to tease him. He had read the who the sender was and put it down to deal with later.
Normally people who eavesdropped on him would enter a world of trouble, and then for the boy to actually call him out was a surprise. The way the bonfire flames had moved in his green eyes when Potter had accused him of being a pureblood supremacist had aroused his interest. No one spoke to him that way anymore. It had been refreshing to have someone stand up for their belief’s against the unstoppable machine that was the nobility.
Now Potter’s letter lay there doing nothing but stirring his curiosity.
Had the boy come to his senses and this was a letter begging his forgiveness, or was it further condemnation of his actions?
The possibilities were endless. Maybe it was a letter declaring his undying love for him. Tom could live with that. Potter was attractive; with his dark hair and bright green eyes, Tom had been easily enthralled when he had first met him. But that passion… Oh, how Potter had titillated him at the bonfire. Tom had had to leave before he offered to take Potter to his bed.
He had done is research into him afterwards. Lucius Malfoy had admitted that the boy was intelligent and one of the better Slytherin’s in recent years. To grow up surrounded by Gryffindor’s and then to end up in Slytherin; he was one of the few to be placed into the house on his own merits.
He tapped against the table and frowned. The letter continued to mock him. Potter had written “Lord Thomas Slytherin” in bright green ink.
To appeal to his vanity and house pride perhaps? He wanted to pretend it hadn’t worked.
Still he didn’t want to open the envelope. It felt better to let his imagination run wild. It would be no fun when the Potter boy let him down. Tom wouldn’t be devastated if Harry begged forgiveness and offered himself, but he would be disappointed. Any further accusations from Potter would show that he was a fool that had managed to get into Slytherin.
Wandlessly summoning the envelope to his hand and he opened it with a sigh. There was a second envelope inside. He read the letter once. Twice. Three times.
There was no way this was possible. How had Potter…
He opened the second envelope and looked at the contents before breaking out into laughter.
He was impressed. The boy was tenacious and clever. Tom laid the three pictures out on the table. Harry Potter in the main chamber, the library, and leaning against the statue of Salazar Slytherin.
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Tom x Tord fic
swayed clumsily from side to side, his non-existent eyes blinking to
try and fade away his blurry vision. Using his hand, he felt around his
desk, as if searching for something. He mumbled incoherent curses under
his breath after a while of fumbling around in the dark and failing at
finding the object he is looking for.
Eventually his hand manages
to wrap around the glass cylinder of a Smirnoff bottle. Lifting up to
his mouth he chugged it, nearly downing the entire bottle in one swing.
He brought the bottle back down, using his sleeve to wipe the remains
left around his lips. He burped and groaned, feeling stuffed with the
It’s been three months since him, Matt and Edd moved
to their new apartment, and things have been going on as usual. Most of
the time anyway. Ever since Tord’s betrayal, with the giant robot and
all, Tom has been getting a little restless. And it annoyed him beyond
belief because he couldn’t, for the life of him, figure out why.
he had to guess is because of the fair chance that Tord could come
back. Matt and Edd are worried about this chance being genuine, but Tom
knew better. And if the red commie actually dared to show his ugly face
near them again, he’ll handle it. Just like last time; Tom thought to
himself, feeling smug.
Tom was interrupted from his thoughts when
he hears the doorbell ring. He groans in annoyance. He really doesn’t
want to leave the comfort of his armchair, but he sighs and gets up
anyways. He clumsily makes his way over to the front door, drunk out of
his mind, and barely comprehendible. He leans against one of the walls
for support, belching, and shakes the doorknob, trying to open it.
several, drunkenly attempts, he opens the door. In front of him stands a
man, he can’t see him very well with his blurry vision. He only makes
out a blue outfit, messy brown hair and a cigar poking out of his mouth.
Tom is not sure if it’s his drunk mind playing tricks on him, but is
the guy wearing an eyepatch?
“Letter for you, sir!” The man announced. He reached out, presenting a letter towards Tom.
slowly blinked, not comprehending what was currently going on at first.
He simply glanced down at the letter and back up at the man’s face. His
brain eventually processed the information, and Tom sluggish stretched
his arm forward to take the letter from him. Without further word, just a
few gibberish grumbles under Tom’s breath, he turned around and slammed
Tom made his way back to his cherished armchair and
fell back in his seat with a sigh of content. He looked over the letter
more closely, his vision smudging the tiny letters containing the
address on it. His eyes finally focused, and he could make out a red wax
stamp with a strange symbol on it. He couldn’t exactly make it out, but
it looked strangely familiar.
He rips the letter open and takes
out the content inside. A dumb piece of paper. Tom groaned in
disappointment. He was hoping it was candy. Tom was almost inclined to
crumple up the paper in a ball and toss it in the trash, and he was
about to do so when his curiosity peaked. Who would send him a letter?
In 2016? He didn’t even know letters still existed! Who uses mail in
His curiosity got the best of him and he turned over the
letter and read the contents inside. Although, it was major struggle for
him and his drunk state. He could barely make out the tiny letters.
were probably not expecting it, especially considering our rivalry, but
I thought you should know; after all, I don’t even know myself if we’ll
ever see each other again, although I sincerely hope so.
the good old days? Where we would simply hate each other? Bickering and
name calling like a couple of little kids? I guess over time our hatred
for each other evolved into something more than intended to.
how you doing? Not that I care. What about Matt and Edd? How are they
handling my inevitable betrayal? You and I both knew all along it was
going to happen. That’s what intrigued me most about you Tom. You could
read me. You always suspected me of something, thought you weren’t
exactly sure what, I guess you finally got your answer in the end. But I
was always curious as to why you never mentioned your doubts about me
to the others. Any particular reason?
As of me, things
have been going… I would say fine just to shove it in your face and fell
smug about it, but that would be a complete lie. Thanks to our… little
rivalry; I had a complete make-over. So I suppose my left side is my
better side from now on. Quite a shame really, I liked my right side the
best. And normally it would be so easy to just dump all the blame on
you for what happened to me, but I am very well aware of my own actions
and it was my carelessness that led you to pierce a harpoon through my
robot. That doesn’t mean I forgive you, if anything that gives me more
reason to go after you for revenge, but I know it’s not “entirely” your
You think you’re so clever, don’t you Tom? You
probably brag about your “victory” against me so openly to the others.
Well, I sort of admire that about you. You are the perfect nemesis, and I
couldn’t ask for a better one indeed. But I guarantee you that the next
time we meet, and there WILL be a next time, you may not be as
Enjoy the calm before the storm while it
lasts, Tom. I need some time to recover handle some things and then I’ll
extract my revenge upon you. Jeg elsker deg, Tom. Until we meet again,
old friend. Ha det!
the letter multiple times, trying to process the information contained.
Suddenly, in a fraction of a moment of clarity his mind cleared up just
enough for him to finally understand. Tom narrowed his eyes down at the
letter in pure hatred. Tord’s betrayal shook Edd and Matt hard, but Tom
knew from the start he was bad news. The two of them never seen each
other eye to eye. Probably because Tom doesn’t actually have any eyes,
but that’s beside the point.
So, the commie bastard finally
decided to come into contact with them; correction, him. Which is plenty
weird in of itself. Think he can boast and brag about taking him down.
Tom laughed at the silliness of it all. Well, if Tord thinks he can
intimidate him with this petty attempt of a threat, he had another thing
coming for him.
Tom fumbled around his desk using his hands. He
grabbed a clean sheet of paper and a pen. He giggled, as if in insane
delight. He looked down at the paper and began to write down furiously.
He stopped for a moment in mid-writing to take another swig of his
Smirnoff, accidentally spilling over the paper and smudging some of the
words. Tom groaned in annoyance but shrugged the incident off,
continuing to write down in the now wet piece of paper.
again, contemplating what else to write. He bit down the end of the pen
deep in thought. After a little while of thinking Tom went back on
writing. As he was doing so, Tom would occasionally glance back at
Tord’s letter. Upon closer inspection he noticed the foreign sentence
neatly written near the end. Jeg elsker deg. What does it even mean? His
drunken mind thought.
Obviously it was something in the commie’s
native language, Norwegian, but despite knowing Tord for years Tom knows
not a single thing of Norwegian. Tom knew he could easily just google
it and find out the meaning of the sentence, but his drunk state of mind
doesn’t allow him to think clearly. Instead, Tom deduced the meaning
behind it by analyzing the letter once again. Knowing Tord himself it probably means screw you, or something along these lines. Tom thought. Well, right back at yah buddy.
laughed as he finished writing the letter down. He sealed it shut
inside the envelope and went off to post and mail back. He slipped the envelope inside his mail box with a wide sloppy grin. Tom takes another
swig of Smirnoff, emptying the bottle. As he headed back home he laughed
out loud. If only he could film the bastard’s reaction once he read his
letter. Tom felt proud of himself at that moment. That will show him!
is sitting back behind his desk, lounging in his big comfortable chair.
He was managing some paper work involving his scientific research, the
giant robot, his soldier’s files amongst other boring stuff. He sighed
in boredom. If there is one thing he had to complain about being the
leader of an evil organization is all of the paper work he had to do. On
the bright side, at least his arm doesn’t hurt as much from writing all
the time. Tord chuckled with dry humor, glancing at his new, robotic
arm. Regards from his last encounter with Tom.
Speaking of the
eyeless jackass, Tord couldn’t help but wonder how he reacted to his
letter. He didn’t know the why, but in the morning he found himself
missing the presence of the rude, blue hoodie man. So to try and get rid
of that feeling he wrote him a letter and requested for Paul, one of
his soldiers, to deliver it for him. Now, instead of turning his
attention back to his work, like he should, Tord is feeling rather
antsy. He knows better than to get his hopes up. In fact, Tord wouldn’t
be surprised at all if Tom immediately tossed his letter into the
garbage after ripping it in tiny little pieces.
A knock on his
door interrupted his thoughts. “Come in.” Tord commanded, looking up
from his paper work to glance at the door expectantly.
entered the room at his leader’s permission. He saluted him and Tord
walked up to him. “At ease, soldier.” He said, allowing Paul to stop the
motion. “Mission report.” He ordered, wanting to get right down to
business, so that the anxious feeling in the pit of his stomach can
finally fade away.
“Sir, the mission went along exactly as
planned, sir!” Paul reported, not making direct eye contact with the
leader. After the incident with the giant robot, none of the soldiers
dare to look at their leader straight in his eyes. Or rather… eye.
“And?” Tord pressed forward after a moment’s of silence, yearning to know more details.
the letter was delivered to subject Tom as you have ordered, sir!” Paul
went on. “I waited to see his next course of action. It seems he wrote a
return letter addressed to you, sir!”
Tord barely caught what
Paul just said and was about to ask him to repeat himself when Paul
stretched his arms forward, displaying the letter. Almost hesitant, Tord
gulped and took the letter from him, glancing at it curiously. “Well
done, soldier.” He praised. “You’re dismissed.”
Paul nodded and
saluted once more before leaving the room. Tord turned around to sit
back behind his desk, his eye wide in surprise. Out of all the scenarios
he had imagined would happen, Tord thought a reply was the least
probable one. But, here it is.
Sitting back in his chair Tord
analyzed the envelope. It wasn’t properly sealed and it was rather
crunched up. Tord moved to open it and take out the letter from inside
but his hand stopped. He hesitated. Tord didn’t want to admit it, but he
was afraid at what might be written. Pathetic. Here he is, the
almighty red leader, commander of an entire organization, soon leader
of the whole world, and he is afraid of facing the reply letter from an
Tord mentally face palmed at the scenario and
sighed. He quickly decided to get it over and done with as soon as
possible and just ripped out the letter from inside. Bringing it to his
face so he may look at it closer, he immediately detected the stench of
alcohol in the letter, and a huge splash mark. The letters were all
smudged, messy and incoherent. Tord chuckled. Same old Thomas. No doubt
he was completely wasted while writing this.
The words are all
smudged and misspelled. Tord grit his teeth in frustration as he read
and re-read the letter over and over, trying to comprehend it.
Eventually he managed to make it out. Of course he had to correct the
various grammar errors, but he did it.
sure do have a lot of guts by writing to me with this pathetic threat
after I beat you and your stupid giant robot. You think you can scare us
with some petty threats? If that’s the case, I only have one thing to
say in return to you: JEG ELSKER DEG TORD!
you’re so cool with your smooth, fancy shiny hair of yours? You guessed
wrong! You’re not cool, you’re handsome! And those gray eyes of yours?
Well, they suck. I can’t stop looking at them and it makes me annoyed. I
always hated the color red, but for some reason I think it looks good
Whatever menacing plan you got in store for us,
BRING IT ON! I can’t wait to see you again so I can brag about how much
better we are off without you, despite the fact that I resorted to heavy
drinking again since you’ve been gone. Until next time, commie!
Signed: Your good old nemesis, Thomas!
PS: I’ll be waiting for you.
was left speechless, and he felt a light tinge of pink flourishing upon
his cheeks as he read and re-read the letter multiple times. But he was
not imagining it, or misunderstood it in anyway. This is all written
down by Tom’s own hand. Of course, Tord immediately concluded this is
all a result of Tom’s wasted mind. But he couldn’t help but secretly
wish that at least a small portion of these words could possibly be
What’s even more interesting is that Tom actually managed to
copy (albeit rather clumsily) one of the sentences he used in his own
letter. The Norwegian sentence he used: Jeg elsker deg. Tord couldn’t
help the smile that stretched across his face as he re-read that passage
in the letter. If he had to guess, Tom probably thought the phrase
meant something insulting. Tord chuckled. If only he had search on
google for the meaning behind it.
In actuality, the phrase in his
own letter was a dumb decision. Tord wasn’t even sure why he wrote it.
He wants to slap himself for his carelessness. He’s been feeling rather
strange since the incident with the robot. Tord would often find himself
thinking of Tom. At first, he thought it was out of pure hatred for the
Jehovah’s Witness; for standing on his way, foiling his plans,
destroying the robot and scarring half of his face permanently. But the
more he thought about Tom, the more the feeling inside his stomach grew.
He didn’t know for certain if it was indeed attraction he felt for Tom,
but Tord doesn’t know how else to put it. He still hates him after all;
a part of him does anyway. So he thought that perhaps to alleviate the
feeling he would admit it to Tom. Of course, he would write in his
native language so Tom wouldn’t know what it meant right away, but it
was still a big risk considering he could’ve just searched the meaning
on the internet. But thankfully, luck is on his side and Tom did not
suspect a thing.
Tord looked over the letter once more with a
small smile. He knows Tom was not in his right state of mind when
writing this, but Tord neatly folded the messy letter and tucked in the
chest pocket of his blue uniform regardless of that fact.
went back to his paper work, feeling much better now, he remembered a
program he saw a little while. A documentary about alcohol and its
effects. The drunken letter reminded Tord of the program, and he
suddenly remembered one of the lines said by the narrator: “A drunk
mind speaks a sober heart.” Tord paused in his work, contemplating the
phrase tossed in his sub-consciousness. He glanced down at the pocket
where the letter was stored with curiosity. Could it be…?
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