“What? Two posts in one day??” I’m distracting myself ok?
Two of my favorite things ever, meet in an AU I’ve been calling Corpse Star bc @dvvkroh is a genius ((first 3 are basically done, the rest are WIPs, with even more to come! I’m very excited about this!))
So I decided to tweak Mandarin’s Carnelian design in my SGemMTHFG! AU, since we got to see a Carnelian in canon recently on SU. :3 Though tbh, I’ve been itching to redesign him a little for a while now. Now I have an excuse! :P
To clear it up, here’s a comparison of the two previous designs. Nothing too major, aside from coloring & slight outfit tweaking. Also I’m proud of how my SU style’s improved since my first drawing for this AU~
Word-count: 1,320 (I can’t write drabbles for shit.)
Warnings: Lowkey–midkey cursing. The usual.
Note: Day one of the #hamwriters Write-A-Thon! Hello there! Day one was AU, so I did something I’ve been wanting to do for so long and combined two of my great loves. I had actually been planning this for a while, and it wasn’t meant to be a Write-A-Thon entry, but I just decided why not? We’re celebrating the same thing (1k followers holy shit I still can’t believe it).
This one is kind of dumb. It’s platonic-meets-angst, which for some reason I really dig writing why. I might write a sequel just to balance it out, but who knows?
So let us all collectively pray to the gods that I get through this week with consistency, because the lord knows I can be flaky as shit.
The halls were empty in this particular area of the castle,
which you didn’t exactly understand as to why it was so (it was a perfectly
good corridor), but now it served as an advantage. When you were running from
Burr, Jefferson, or Madison (or in this case, all three of them), the more secluded a space, the better.
You couldn’t exactly recall how and why you got
yourself into this predicament, but you knew, however, that it had something to
do with that pile of Transfiguration assignments that you may or may not have
turned into practice dummies for your Charms homework. (Turning inanimate
objects into canaries.) The pile of Transfiguration assignments that may or may
not have belonged to three certain people, namely Jefferson, Burr, and Madison.
And you may or may not have done the aforementioned Charms practice on purpose,
with full knowledge as to whom the aforementioned pile of Transfiguration
assignments belonged to, but it wasn’t like you were about to answer those
questions now, were you?
Your frantic walking slowed as you neared the end of the
corridor, finding what you were looking for in the first place; the tapestry.
Merlin bless whoever thought of installing that thing. Even if it was dodgy old
Ignoring the hammering of your pulse in your ear (for
whatever reason, you couldn’t begin to fathom), you wrenched aside the
tapestry, steeling yourself for roughly five hours of solitude as you waited
out the relentless search party that was no doubt hunting for your blood by
Only to find that the space was already occupied.
“Hamilton,” you said, surprised. The seventh year looked up
at your abrupt appearance, eyes wide in surprise. He appeared to be reading
something. An eyebrow went impossibly high up your forehead. “What are you
“Studying,” He was not lying; a cursory glance around told
the story quite clearly. Books and tomes were lying around in assorted piles,
and crumpled bits of parchment littered the ground not occupied by what looked
like half the library and Hamilton himself. “What are you doing here? “
At his words, you remembered the very reason why you had to
go into hiding in the first place. You shoved him aside, nearly sending a
nearby stack of tomes asunder. Hamilton cursed, loudly, and you shushed him.
“What the bloody hell are you doing?” he asked, his glare
sharp and had you been a lesser woman you would have backed down from the force
of that thing, but you were you and Alex was Alex and you knew him well enough
by now (six years in the same house and with relatively same group of friends
would do that to you) to know that while he would probably skin you once this
was over, he was for the most part harmless.
You gave him a look. “Hiding,” you said, like it was
obvious. This only angered Hamilton further, and he was about to speak again,
but you heard the distant rumble of footsteps and slapped a hand to his mouth,
effectively silencing him. “Not exactly the time for questions, Alex.” you
said, voice barely above a whisper. “I’ll
explain when we are out of relative danger.”
The footsteps were a lot closer now, and among them you
“Where the devil has that girl gone now?” Burr.
“Agrippa only knows.” Jefferson. There was a thud and a yelp
of pain. “Buggerbuggerbugger, what in
the name of?—“
“Thomas, stop kicking the shit out of things.” Madison. You
stifled a laugh.
“Boys, she’s not here.” Burr said, ever the voice of reason.
“The essay is due tomorrow, and if we start it now, we’ll get it done by
There was running again, mingled with the sound of Jefferson’s
complaints, and when the last patter of feet left, you felt yourself begin to
“Fucking hell,” you mumbled, rubbing at your forehead. That
caused you more stress than it should have. “Remind me never to cross those
lads again, Alex.” you said, getting up and dusting off your skirt. “As fun as
it is, I don’t think I can survive all this unnecessary anxiety.” You threw
Alexander a wink, and threw aside the tapestry. The halls were clear, and you
“Just a minute,” You heard a frantic scrabbling and then
Alexander was on your tail. “What the hell did you get up to now?”
“Nothing extreme, don’t worry your old head Alex. You know I
value it so; who else is going to drudge through my Potions essay?” you said
flippantly, waving a hand in his general direction. Alex was taller than you
(not by much, mind, but still), but you were the faster one, and you chuckled
at how he struggled to keep up.
“’Nothing extreme’; that’s bullshit and we both know it.”
You were a bit of a prankster, some would say. (Others would
call you rabid (those others namely people like Jefferson and Burr and
Madison), but who gave a rat’s shit about them? No one, really.) And no one
knew better than Alex, who, while for the most part went along with your oftentimes
elaborate schemes, held himself with a propriety that warranted the occasional
wariness. You knew it was all for show, and he knew it was all for show, but
Alex was a good actor, and what kind of actor didn’t go along with the
“I turned their Transfiguration essays into birds for
Charms.” you said at last, sick of the game already. You were both nearing the
Great Hall, and the smell coming from it meant that dinner was finally served. “Happy?”
You faced him for the first time since the alcove, eyeing the stacks of books
in his arms without pity. That was something he could deal with on his own.
(Had you been in a kinder mood, you would have helped him, but boy, could Alex
grate on your nerves.)
Alex looked indignantly impressed. “You’re most definitely
daft in the head, but damn, you can be absolute genius sometimes.”
You grinned, grabbed a few of his books. He was forgiven. For
“He’s leaving in a few weeks,” Rebecca said, causing you to
look up from your Astronomy homework for the first time in two hours.
You raised an eyebrow at your friend. “Who is?”
“Alexander.” Rebecca looked at you plainly, and you knew
exactly what she meant. But you weren’t going to say that.
“So?” you said, returning your eyes to your star chart,
where you had been labeling constellations. It was due in three days and you
had only just now started.
“Don’t act dumb, Y/N.” Becca said, rolling her eyes. “You
know what I mean.”
“I really don’t,” you said, not looking up, but the tone of
your voice pretty clearly getting the message across. I don’t want to talk about it.
But Rebecca was almost as stubborn as you were. “Be that
way, fine. But the next time we go into Hogsmeade and he’s got his arm around
another pretty girl, don’t bitch about it—“
“Stop, Becca. Stop.” you said, slapping your reference book
closed. Rebecca barely even flinched. “I know
he’s leaving. A lot of them are leaving. We’ve had this conversation enough
He was graduating in two weeks, no doubt with top marks, if
his test scores were anything to go by. He’s leaving. Him, and Lafayette, and
John, Hercules having long since left, being a few years older than the rest of
He was leaving in two weeks. You’ve spent six years—the first
two brushing shoulders and the rest wreaking havoc together—getting to know him
and getting known by him. That was
He was leaving in two weeks. There was no time to entertain
silly little crushes when you have to say all your goodbyes.