I love everything about your His Dark Materials AU except for the fact that I know how it'll end;;; I could hardly bear it when it happens to Will and Lyra (no specific spoiler just in case), I don't want to envision SoMa having to go through it;;;;;;;; On a lighter note, I'm a fairly recent follower - do you have any headcanons on what Soul and Maka's daemons would be?? Keep up the great work!! :D
OH MAN THANK YOU for giving me an excuse to jabber on about HDM, hahaha. the great trauma of my childhood was the ending to The Amber Spyglass. who knows how this AU ends?? wink wonk. I do. ;)
anyway here are some fun daemon headcanons!!!
Maka’s daemon is named Shajaea and likes to take the shape of small mammals. her daemon is her hype man. settles as a mongoose because they’re scrappy, teeth with fur, and kill snakes dead >: )
in contrast, Soul’s daemon takes the shape of creepy crawlies, reptiles, and the like. its name is Oni and tends to give voice to Soul’s insecurities in the name of Keeping Them Safe. settles as a gila monster.