Some Things Don’t Stay Buried
Pennywise x Reader (Drabble)
Request by Anon: Hi, can you please do a fanfic or HC about walking with Penny in public. Suddenly he smells the reader’s fear (which is the 1st time) and u notice it’s cuz a guy is walking by. U realize it is an abusive ex of hers. He comforts her and unleashes hell on him.
It was a typical day as you walked down the streets of Derry with Pennywise following beside you, most people couldn’t see him unless they allowed him to. But this time, he decided to take on a human form as he walked out in public with you. His human form was an absolutely gorgeous, statuesque man with blue eyes. You loved it when he took on this form, but you had grown to love him for what he was.
You made you way down one of the main streets to the Neibolt house. Sometimes you would just go there with Penny and to down time with him, or to just try and fix the place up. Obviously, he could care less if the place was a wreck, but you had convinced him that you wanted to make the place more take on more of a “home”. He had finally agreed and said that someone had referred to it as a “crackhead house”, which sent you into a bout of laughter after he told you.
There wasn’t much said on the way there, neither one of you had much to say, and Penny wasn’t the biggest talker after all. As you continued down the sidewalk, you could see approaching in the opposite direction. Your eyes squinted automatically at the familiar silhouette as it free nearer. “No. It can’t be..” You thought to yourself as your pace slowed down. Penny looked over at you curious with a raised eyebrow. You swallowed hard as the man walking up on you turned out to be who you thought it was. It was your ex. For the first time since you broke up, you felt the fear and anxiety of seeing him. Of course Penny sensed this right away, and he knew something was very wrong, because you had never even shown fear when it came to him.
“(Y/N).” He growled. But you were too lost I your own head. As you ex made he way past you, he turned his head, obviously recognising you. You locked eyes with eachother as he walked in past you, a slight smirk peeking through. Once he finally passed by, you felt yourself being dragged out of your trance by Pennywise’s voice. Your hands were shaking, balling themselves into fists. “Who.. Was that?” He asked.
You glanced up at him, your heart still racing in your chest. You knew that you had to tell him, but not here. “Let’s just get to the house.. I’ll explain.”
He narrowed his eyes at you, reluctant to let it go long enough to get to the house, but he knew as well as you did that a public place wasn’t a time for him to get stubborn and throw a tantrum. He followed along beside you silently the rest of the way until you rounded the corner where the old, dilapidated house sat. Before you even made it near the fence, he was already shifting back into his regular self.
Once inside, the door slammed begin you. He quietly stood in front of you, his eyes orange in anger. He blocked your path, not letting you by. “We’re here now.” He said matter-of-factly.
You sighed. “Why do I need to tell you this?”
“I could smell the fear on you.. For the first time. Why are you afraid of that one.” He glared down at you as if he was disappointed that he wasn’t the one to entice you to get scared.
You chewed your lip. “He used to be my boyfriend.. He someone who used to be a companion to me.. Kinda like me and you are now, I guess.”
“But you’re mine.” He growled, leaning down to you.
“I am. This is before any of this.” You said, gesturing to him and to the house you stood in.
His nose crinkled in frustration as he looked at you. “Why are you afraid of him?”
Your mouth tugged down into a frown as you brushed a hand through your hair. Your hand ran over a scar on the side of your neck as you closed your eyes tightly gathering the courts to speak. “He hurt me.”
Pennywise’s head jerked back, his eyes glowing even brighter now. “Hurt you?” He said in a guttural time.
You nodded slowly. “He’d hit me, a lot. My face would be messed up most of the time. He tried to kill me once..” You said lifting your hair up to show him the scar on your neck, “See. He tried to cut my throat.”
You could feel his finger running over the scar, and a deadly growl resonating from him as he did so. You turned to look back at him. His face was angered beyond what you’d ever seen from him. He placed his hand on your head and pulled you closer to him. He wasn’t well versed in affection, but he was starting to learn enough to know that this was a time to show it. He lowered his body enough so that he could place his head against yours, and licking your cheek, which was always his version of a kiss. “I’ll always protect you.” He said.
You were awoken out of a deep sleep the next morning by Penny poking you in the face with one of his claws that has ripped through his glove. Apparently, he was busy while you were asleep. You sat up, squitong and trying to adjust your vision to the room. You were laying on a mattress that you had brought to the Neibolt house previously and it came in handy in times like they when you fell asleep there. Penny was bouncing excitedly, his bells jingling each time he moved.
“What is it?” You yawned, unamused by how early he had woken you.
“I have things to show you.” He gave you a wide grin, nodding his head.
“Oh, if its your skill collection-”
He hissed, cutting you off mid-sentence. He shook his head, his fangs poking our for between his lips. “No.”
You shrugged, “What then?”
He grumbled, rolling his eyes as he grabbed you up by your waist and threw you over his shoulder. “Penny! What are you doing?”
He didn’t answer, he only made his way downstairs towards the basement where the well, and entrance to the sewer was. What the hell was he up to? Once he made it to the well, he quickly jumped down it, making you scream. You could hear his laughter and delight as you did so. You always hated it when he did that. He always landed perfectly though, and this time was no different. He sat you back down onto your feet. “Okay. What is so important?”
He smiled, the drool beginning to drop down his chin. “Just wait.” He said staring off into one of the sewer tunnels. You looked into the direction that he was staring, but you didn’t see anything. “What are we waiti-” you stopped as you noticed that Penny had completely disappeared.
“Shit..” You muttered. You first guess was he eas just messinng with you. “Penny!” You called out, walking forward through the tunnel he was looking into. “C'mon! This isn’t funny.” You sighed, you clung towards the wall because of how dark it was. After a few minutes, you finally saw some light coming through the end of one as another cavern of the sewer was opened up. But you were alone.
As you free closer, you could hear cries for help. “What the hell is going on?” You said to yourself as you walked into the cavern. You squinted as to saw somebody walking around in there, a man. The faint light that was in there not helping your vision much.
You decided to do the decent thing and try to help him out of here. “HELP!” The man cries seemed more panicked than they did before as he wandered around in the darkness.
“Hey,, you’re gonna wanna get out out here.” You said walk in up on the man. He jumped upon hearing another voice, he turns towards you and you gasped it horror. It was your ex again. You backed up quickly out of the way. If this was Penny playing some sick joke, you’d never talk to go again.
“(Y/N)? You bitch.” He growled, trudging his way through the way towards you. “You. You brought me here, didn’t you?”
You shook your head. “What the fuck? No!”
“I should have finished you when I had the chance.” He said bluntly. You tried you best to run through the water away from him, but there was too much and you slipped, falling to your knees in the water, giving him a chance to catch up to you. “But I guess it’s better late them never.” He said, holding you down with his foot. He reached down to wrap his hands around your neck squeezing and determined to snap you neck. You locked and began to scream, but he was too. “Fuck you!” You coughed out. Just as he was ready to crush your windpipe, figure came up, lifting him off the ground, forcing him to release you neck. He was slammed back down into the water, giving you time to move out of the way.
Pennywise towered above you, and you let out a breathe or relief to see him. He turned back towards your ex, who was now the one trying to scramble out of the way. “WHAT THE FUCK! WHAT THE FUCK!” He bellowed over and over as he saw the clown standing over him.
Pennywise smirked as he walked slowly beside him. “Tut, tut, tut.” He clicked his tongue against his teeth in disappointment, “I thought you were supposed to be scary, human.”
“WHAT THE FUCK! (Y/N), HELP ME! PLEASE!” He screamed at you.
You stood up out of the water, backing away. “Fuck you, asshole!” You hissed.
Pennywise yanked him up over his head with ease. He gave him a fang-filled smirk. “Time to float.” He said cheerfully before being him down closer, his gang making contact with his jugular vein. You could hear the girgling and choking of him as Penny bit down into his neck, ripping out a giant chunk of flesh.
You gasped at the sight of it as the blood sprayed out all over Pennywise and into the water, staining it red. Your breath in became hard, you ha never seen Pennywise when he was ravenous and it really was scary. He turned towards you, the blood was soaked into his collar and smeared across his face. He took a few steps towards you, making you cower down, worried that he was going to grab onto you. You cried out when his hand wrapped around your arm, pulling you towards him.
You breathed hard as you were helpless to stop him, you closed your eyes tight, preparing yourself for him to do you just like he had done your ex.
You waited for what seemed like years, but there were no sharp teeth, there was no biting into your neck. Instead, you felt the warmth of his body as he pulled you into him, embracing you.
You cracked your eyess open as you looked up at him. Your heart rate finally settling.
“I told you I’d protect you.”