Spells, Invocations and Divination: The Ancient History of Magical Grimoires
Grimoires are books containing magic spells and instructions for the making of amulets and talismans, but some of them also contained directions of how to summon and control demons. Their origins date back thousands of years and serve as clues to understand the beliefs held by individuals at different points in our history.
Kuroko: It wasn’t as if Nigou wasn’t enough for the two of you, but the Alaskan Malamute had been with Kuroko since before the two of you met and you felt it would be nice to bring a new addition into the ‘family’. A second puppy could just be too much, so Kuroko holds no complaints when you start off small and buy the two of you a hamster.
Kise: You had convinced Kise to get a parrot with you, telling him that he could train it to sing with him. What you had neglected forgot to tell him was that those birds could be quite the chatterbox. It takes him a while to get used to the fact a bird was asking him how his day went (and even longer for him to realize that it doesn’t really care), but he loves it nonetheless.
Aomine: The two of you hadn’t expected the goldfish to live this long; especially since he had won it at a carnival game of all places. Still, it was nice to see it growing so big. He never forgot to feed it, making it a daily ritual. Aomine even got excited when the two of you had to switch it to a bigger fish tank, the goldfish having grown to big for the bowl it originally lived in.
Midorima: He’s not terribly fond of animals, so the fact that your new cat practically glares at him all day every day is kind of unsettling for Midorima. It isn’t until one day, when he feeds it instead of you and it starts following him around for a change, that he realizes just how precious a pet cat could be. It doesn’t take long for him to want to adopt a second one.
Murasakibara: A bit disappointed that he couldn’t own a sloth as a pet, Murasakibara settles for the next best thing: a tortoise. The sluggish creature was the perfect pet for you two, with enough independence to be left alone for a bit when needed. You have to stop him from naming it after his favorite snacks and he has to stop you from dressing the tortoise up in ridiculous little costumes.
Akashi: If you hadn’t told him to get something more traditional, you were sure that Akashi would have spent money on getting a pet more on the exotic side of the spectrum. You were definitely glad when he decided to stick with your idea of getting a dog. Weeks before even making the purchase, the two of you read through every book on dog breeds, wanting to find the perfect one.