he has a purpose now!

“I met him five years ago. He answered an advertisement that I posted for cleaning services. His place was a mess. He was living like a hermit. He was a hypochondriac. His wife passed away in 2007, so he was just sitting around on the computer and waiting to die. Now we are like family. I visit him every day. We have over 5,000 pictures together. We go shopping. We go on walks. He even cooks now. He has given me a purpose. All of his accomplishments make me proud. Sometimes I feel like I’ve created a monster! He’s become a completely different person.“

(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Almost everyone that knows Niklaus wonder how a vengeful monster like him can deeply love and care for another, like you. In these 1000+ years of living, he’s never met someone like you. Aside from Rebekah and Elijah, you were the only person who can look past his flaws and accept him for who he is. Because of you, he feels that his existence now has a purpose. He is now dedicated only to you and his child. 

Klaus was elsewhere taking care of ‘business’ while you stayed at the Mikaelson compound and watched TV in the bedroom that you and Klaus share, laying on the comfy California king bed. 

Of course, Klaus always felt the need to have some sort of bodyguard with you at all times, so Elijah offered to stay and keep watch. Whenever you got hungry, you didn’t mind making yourself food, but you know how the Mikaelson brothers are with you, they treat you as if you’re a delicate little flower carrying Klaus’ child. So, Elijah had food delivered to the compound.

You were enjoying your food in bed until your phone rang, it was your boyfriend, Klaus.

“Hello sweetheart.” Klaus greeted through the phone.

“Hi. Checking up on me again?” You said to Klaus. Although you appreciate his concern, he literally has been calling every 30 minutes since he left.

“Of course, love. What kind of man would I be if I didn’t?”

“I know I know. But Elijah’s here.” Elijah, sitting on the bed next to you, looked at you after hearing his name, then you looked at him and smiled. ”I’m perfectly safe and so is our baby.” Now being 4 months pregnant, you looked down at your small belly, rubbing it. Your cheeks blushed red at the thought of how utterly happy you are carrying the hybrid’s baby.

“Perfect. I’ll see you soon, love.” Klaus hangs up the phone with a smile on his face. Oh, how he cannot wait to come home to you.

anonymous asked:

DA:2 companions react to Hawke and Fenris' baby

I… I love you for this anon. I am baby trash and I am Fenris trash. I am trash.

Aveline: She isn’t quite sure, at first, that they’ll be good parents, but she quickly changes her mind when she sees how careful and loving both parents are with their new baby. She knows that this kid is going to end up being as fierce as a dragon and their parents will love them more than anything. She’ll be around for when they run into trouble.

Merrill: She oohs and ahhs and makes funny faces to make the kid laugh. All she had to do was take one look at the happy, proud, sleep-deprived parents to know that this was going to be the best thing for them all. She frequently babysits and tells Dalish stories to get the kid to sleep.

Sebastian: The baby is a gift from the Maker, but the way Hawke and Fenris both look at the child is a miracle. Like Aveline, he wasn’t quite sure at first. Both of them have dealt with such loss and pain. Fenris especially has a tendency to be a bit antagonistic. Yet he could never question that they will be wonderful parents.

Varric: This is going to make for a crazy addition to his book! There’s no denying that this kid is probably simultaneously very safe and very in danger. Most of the city of Kirkwall would rise up in defense of their Champion’s kid, but there were also a lot of factions that might try to hurt Hawke and Fenris using their beloved baby. He starts paying off the Carta to keep an ear out for anyone who might hurt the kid.

Isabela: The sight of Hawke and Fenris with their new baby is the cutest thing she’s ever seen. She’s going to teach that kid how to hold their liquor and all the dirty limericks she’s ever known. And Auntie Isabela will always be around to help make mischief.

Anders: If the baby is biologically Hawke’s and Fenris’, he insists on being the one to deliver it. Even though he and Fenris don’t really get along, Hawke is his friend and he wants to do this. But even if the child is adopted, he’s always there to help. He’ll heal scraped knees and bruised elbows. He doesn’t think he’s ever seen Hawke so happy, and even Fenris smiles, so he’s going to do everything he can to make sure they all stay safe.

Bethany: She’s going the be the best aunt ever. Whenever she can find the time to visit her sibling, she’s there, holding the child and playing with them. She knows her sibling and Fenris both have issues, but who doesn’t? She knows from personal experience that this child will be loved and treasured forever.

Carver: He finds the concept of his sibling being a parent kind of strange. Somehow, he’d never really thought it would happen, maybe because of all the years when they had to essentially parent him. He feels kind of bad for that and he makes up for it by helping out with baby care in whatever way he can. If he’s a Templar, he spends most of his down time with the baby. If he’s a Warden, he sends back unique toys or interesting baby clothes from wherever he’s stationed. And he protects both his sibling and their kid from any threat.

Fenris: The first time he holds his baby, he’s terrified. What if he drops them? What if his lyrium can hurt them? What if he’s a terrible dad? But the moment the child is settled in his embrace, all thought flee except that he will protect this child with his life if he has to. He has a purpose now, and responsibility. He knows he’d do anything for his child. He grins at Hawke, wanting to share this feeling. He knows it’s going to be a bumpy road, but he also knows that they’ll make it. It’s going to be wonderful.

Bonus!

Blue Hawke: They are going to nurture their child if it kills them. This baby is everything. They lean against Fenris, their baby snug in their arms, and they know everything is perfect.

Purple Hawke: They have a feeling that this baby is going to be a handful and probably take after them a little too much. If Fenris thinks one Hawke in the house is hard to deal with? Oh, just wait! It’s going to be amazing and overwhelming and crazy and perfect.

Red Hawke: If anyone so much as sneezes too close to their child, there will be hell to pay. No one will ever threaten their family, no matter what. They’ve lost too much. Never again. This baby is beautiful and they know Fenris will be there through it all, just as fiercely protective. This family will be perfect.

I Have Loved the Stars Too Fondly...

… to be fearful of the night. 


set in 6x21/22. featuring a ring, an arrow and a crib. for @audreysl0ve, @teresa-ortiz, @cruellasdarling and @thisisamadhouse
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He follows her.

To the moon and back, there was this old saying in her world, and it seems he’s doing just that – to go with her, no matter what. Her son threatens to kill her every time their paths cross in some way, and it’s… too much. She can’t stay here – in this realm of wishes where the fake Henry is the only family she has left, and he hates her.

So they purchase a bean – in some obscure way, he takes care of it – and they land in her castle, and she’s still holding his hand as they fall to the ground in the courtyard.
He’s… different. Different from the old Robin, that is for sure. Less soft, rougher, he lacks that shades of fatherhood and that quiet wisdom he had. This Robin is more impulsive, darker, and… they fit.

Surprisingly, they fit. 

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alcoholinspired  asked:

I've seen your texts on Anders meta tags and found then to be heart endearing, which is great. In one you wrote on how people say he isn't romantic. I think it comes from the feeling of being used as an asset for the Chantry kaboom, like, if you break up with him before the final battle there's little/no hint of it upsetting him, or if you reject his first approach or step back when he asks to move in. That would contribute to say he used Hawke.I would love to see more of your thoughts about him

Hi, thanks for the ask!!

I have two answers for this, the first is the Boring Answer and the second is the Less Boring Answer.

The Boring Answer is that it’s a video game and due to programming and time restraints, you aren’t really going to get a real reaction to something huge (like say, a breakup).  In DAO, for example, if you break up with someone you get a couple of lines and maybe an approval change and then it’s back to normal.  So I don’t think we’re seeing the full picture.

Which leads us to the Less Boring Answer:

The Chantry Boom happens regardless of Hawke’s involvement.  You can refuse to help him and he will still find another way and go forward with his plan.  He does ask for your help because he trusts you, and it will make things easier for him, but if you won’t give it, then he’ll search elsewhere (or go it alone).  Because Hawke’s help isn’t necessary for his plan, (and because he was in love with Hawke long before his plan was even a thing), I think we can scratch the idea that he is only with Hawke because he needs them for this one thing.

Now we’re going to move on to the bit about breaking up with him.  This is actually a complex topic so I’m going to break it down into smaller pieces.

To begin with, Anders is mentally ill, according to Word of God (i.e. the Bioware writers).  When you are mentally ill, you convince yourself of weird things.  Anders, especially, has reason to be paranoid.  He has lived the past two decades of his life being told that mages are bad and that he is bad and that mages cannot ever fall in love because bad things will happen.  He saw first hand what happened to Karl.  Not to mention there’s that whole Justice thing (”I thought with Justice, this part of me was over.”)  He has convinced himself that he is unloveable and that Hawke deserves better.  And when you convince yourself of that, you go through your whole life low-key waiting for everything to fall apart, because of course it will.  You’re prepared for the worst because you’re convinced that the worst is eventually going to happen.  (Source: my own super fun and exciting mentally ill experience!  Whee!)

The way Anders sees it, a breakup is inevitable.  This is all temporary, and he’s enjoying it while it lasts.  This does not mean he’s not in love.  Oh on the contrary, that’s the tragedy of the whole thing.  He puts off getting into the relationship for years because he’s convinced it’s all going to end in flames anyway and he doesn’t want to put Hawke through that.  Finally, when he does realize he can’t ward his own feelings off any longer, he warns Hawke that “This will be a disaster.”  He does not see this ending anyway but badly, because he has thoroughly convinced himself that that is the case.

No wonder he’s not going to be surprised if you break up with him.  As far as he was concerned, that was going to happen anyway.  It was just a matter of when.  The fact that he eventually caves and throws himself into the relationship anyway, when he is convinced it’s going to end in tears, is ultimately proof of his romanticism, not proof against it.  He needs Hawke, even if it’s only going to be for a little while.

Now moving past the mentally ill stuff.

If you break up with him before the final battle, he says something about how he wishes that he had nothing else in his life except for you.  (I’m paraphrasing because I have of course never done this and I only ever saw it in a YouTube video once, so I don’t remember the exact line.)  This is a callback to something he says earlier; “You are the most important thing in my life… but there are some things more important than my life.”  And therein lies the key to understanding Anders’ thought process on this.

When Anders merged with Justice, the idea of the Anders with simple goals in life (”a pretty girl, a decent meal, and the right to shoot lightning at fools”) ceased to be.  He has a higher purpose now, one that he recognizes as being more important than anything that deals with himself on a personal level.  A Hawke, entering a relationship with him, knows this.  Whether or not Hawke chooses to accept this is and love him anyway is of course up to the player– “I know I’ll never be the most important thing in your life”, Hawke says to Anders at endgame if they’re breaking up with him.

Ultimately, that’s where the rub comes in.  I have seen some people who really dislike Anders say that their reasoning is that he straight up tells you that his cause is more important than you.  That’s not what love is about, they say.  And you know, if that’s your view on it, then that’s your view on it, and I’m not here to tell you how to define love.

But really, are Anders’ thoughts on this that far off from what most of us already believe?

My parents were Trekkies and I was raised on a steady diet of Star Trek.  One of the first movies I watched as a kid was Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  In the final climactic scene, Spock sacrifices himself to save the crew of the Enterprise.  “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few… or the one,” he says to Kirk.  Spock’s sacrifice was made out of love.  So, too, is Anders’– he is giving his life to the cause because yes, it’s more important, and he loves Hawke, oh he loves Hawke fiercely, but Hawke is a part of the world he’s trying to save.

The best gift he can give you is a just world.  The world that everyone deserves– and that you deserve.

And is that not, really, so much more romantic than a bouquet of roses?

TLDR: No, Anders is not visibly distraught if you break up with him at endgame after all you’ve shared.  It’s because he’s been preparing himself for this breakup, both in an unhealthy sense (he’s mentally ill and was convinced this was going to happen the whole time) and in a, well, healthier sense (he knows not everyone is going to view the world the way he does).

And this is why I am a sucker for Handers.  Because here, at this point in the game, Anders, this sensitive man who believes he has given you every reason to turn away, asks if you’ll stay with him.  He is asking you everything here; he knows that he’s now one of the most hated men in Thedas.  He knows that he’s going to be on the run for possibly the rest of his life.  He knows that the road ahead is not easy.  He knows this and he asks you anyway, telling himself the whole time you’ll say no, of course you’re going to say no.  Of course no one would agree to this, of course no one would ever stay with him now–

–and then you say yes, and his whole world lights up.

He’s not alone.

And finally, finally, he accepts that.

“Does it hurt?”

Again, that long, slow blink; as though it’s weighing him as he is now, hands and knees in the dirt. It’s a stupid question, and he knows it - dying always hurts. Palamon taught him that much. 

It answers anyway.

“I imagine it does.”

For a moment, he feels like running.

“He’s dead, then. For the last time.”

“All light casts a shadow,” says the Ghost. Jaren’s Ghost. His Ghost, now. He doesn’t know if he’s meant to laugh.

He wonders if this is how Jaren always felt, if one day he’ll learn to live with the sword that now hangs over him, heavy not just with doom and danger but with the weight of responsibility.

“Will you help me find him?”

Again, that horrible silhouette, the fire and the screams. The bark of Jaren’s cannon. The hiss of something rotten.

The Ghost turns and tilts, whirrs on its axes, stares into the noonday sun.

“I do not think it will be hard.”

He nods, as though he thinks the same, as though he knows that even were he to run, he could never outrun this. When he looks up at the Ghost, the world settles, and everything he’s brought with him - the ash that clouds his nightmares, the hot coal of fury he took from the ruins of his hometown, the Ghost of a dead man floating before him - coalesces. Weight. The moment has weight. He recognizes the sensation from his childhood, as though he’s outside of himself looking in; the feel of The Last Word, Loken’s dead eyes, a shadow in the night - he can see them laid out in a line, bringing him to this moment, to this choice.

To a spark offering a bargain. He wonders if he should be thankful. He wonders if he is a puppet.

The old anger kindles inside him again, and that faded coal begins to glow. He holds it back, just for now, because he has a purpose once more and he needs to see it, whole, without the shimmer of anger to distort it. But he lets it build, somewhere beyond his knowing, because long ago he learned the truth he once felt in the weight of Jaren’s cannon: there will always be monsters in the shadows. 

He’ll just have to shine that much brighter.

He exhales, and some of the panic fades. From the ground where a boy knelt, a Gunslinger rises.

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kirigakure hotaru x mc (misaki kasagi)

a/n: so i had 2 anons request prompt 60 - “you are my sunshine,” and one of them wanted it to be a fluffy, slight jealousy fic. i did my best to deliver <3 @jemchew i’m ready for the bone-picking, and @demon-princess-anastasia more sweet hotaru

He wonders if it’s wrong, to want her all to himself.

It isn’t fair, in his mind, that he gets so little time with her. It’s nobody’s fault — most certainly not hers — but he still feels bothered by it. He wants to be around her all the time; he wants her attention on him and him only. She makes him feel special, and not just because he has a gift very few ninja possess. She’s the first person who’s ever seen him for him, and it’s marvelous, like seeing the stars for the first time; he feels so light he could drift away on the breeze when he’s around her.

He almost wishes he could do just that — take her in his arms and just fly away, no distractions and no responsibilities.

He’s not familiar with jealousy, but he’s seen the drafts of his brother’s book from time to time. He knows what it is, on an academic level, but it’s entirely different to feel it; the ache in his chest, the oppressive air he’s sure surrounds him no matter where he goes, the loneliness.

And the strange sense of hostility, too — he’s lost count of how many times he’s glared at Lord Yukimura now, just because he keeps glancing over at Misaki and smiling. He has a feeling Misaki would be disappointed in him if she found out, so he forces himself to keep his gaze on her rather than all the people who look at her.

Which is quite a few, really. Everyone in the Takeda Clan seems to adore her; she lights up the room with her smile and she always knows exactly what everyone needs before they even realize they need it.

Hotaru likes that she’s open and genuine. He just wishes that she could sense exactly what he wants, too.

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Cor Helping His Wife Through Pregnancy (Headcanons)

As a bonus to the bro’s I present you with Cor’s Pregnancy headcanons. 

Here are links to the bro’s incase you have yet to see them!

Prompto Helping His Wife Through Pregnancy
Ignis Helping His Wife Through Pregnancy
Noctis Helping His Wife Through Pregnancy
Gladio Helping His Wife Through Pregnancy

Tagging @themissimmortal! CORRRRR!!!!!!! <3

  • Cor and his wife were only newlyweds in their early twenties when his wife discovered she was pregnant.
  • She was shocked and surprised by the news. 
  • Her and Cor discussed children before their marriage and mutually decided that they would not become parents due to Cor’s rather dangerous job.
  • The agreed that their family would never be suitable for a child to grow up in.
  • She panicked and called Cor while he was working at the Citadel. 
  • In tears, she begged him to come home, but would not tell him why in fact she was crying.
  • He rushed home in a panic and desperately asked her what has happened.
  • She silently shows him the positive pregnancy test and he stares at it with his usual, firm, stoic eyes.
  • Without a word, he pulled her into his arms in a tight, comforting embrace.
  • After several long moments of being locked in their hug, Cor looked to his wife. 
  • “I want to keep it,” He stated cooly, his voice not faltering once.
  • A wave of relief washed over his wife. “Me too, Cor.” 
  • Soon her tears of fear turned to tears of joy. 

  • Exteriorly, Cor seems to be unfazed or even uninterested by his wife’s pregnancy. But deep down, he’s nervous.
  • He’d been trained to defeat the toughest of enemies and monsters… but raising a child? He had no idea in the slightest of what to do.
  • Awkwardly, he broaches the subject of raising a child to Regis. To which Regis chuckles and tells Cor fatherly instincts come naturally. 
  • “That’s not helpful in the slightest, Regis.”
  • “You’ll understand eventually, Cor.” 
  • Cor only attends doctors appointments when his job allows, his wife understands completely. 
  • He does, however, take special time off for the first appointment.
  • Like always, he is completely stoic during the appointment, but once he is alone with his wife in the car ride home… he tears up a bit.
  • He now has a new purpose in life and he’s looking forward to meeting his new son or daughter.
  • Morning sickness is a major struggle for his wife, and he helps her in anyway he can. 
  • Holds her hair back, gets her water, and runs a nice, cold wash cloth across her neck until the sickness slows to a stop. 
  • He carries back to bed in a bridal-like style. He tucks her in under the covers, presses a kiss to her forehead and bids her farewell as he leaves for work.
  • If his wife needs his assistance in the middle of the day and Cor is unable to come to her aid, he sends someone in his place.
  • His wife was very surprised when King Regis himself appeared at her door one day. 
  • Cor kisses his wife stomach each morning when he awakens and before he goes to sleep each night.
  • If he is restless during the night, he often will whisper promises to the growing child. His wife often listens in, pretending she is asleep.
  • Lucky for Cor, he isn’t home often to witness mood swings, but when he is… He stands there and takes it like a man. 
  • Food cravings are taken care of thanks to the Citadel’s many cooks. They send Cor home with many strange concoctions he mentioned that his wife craved.
  • It is a tough decision for both he and his wife to decide if they want the gender of the child to be a surprise or not.
  • Ultimately, they decide that knowing would be for the best. Preparedness is a great stress reliever.
  • Coming up with their child’s name is relatively easy. 
  • He and his wife are very like-minded. After throwing around a few suggestions they have a first and middle name already picked out and ready to go.
  • He and his wife decide to name Regis the Godfather, and the King is more than honored. He’s so excited. 
  • The time of delivery definitely goes unexpected, causing Cor to run around his home like a mad man retrieving everything his wife might need while staying in the hospital. 

{ barriers to trans-dimensional travels: fantasy AU – dragon!sam }

he’s beauty, power, fury. he’s everything one could ever want but would never have, because he belongs to no one but himself. he’s rare. unique. the last of his kind. he knows the whispers. he doesn’t care about it– if his brothers and sisters are all but gone, it’s their fault. they were weak. he is not. he’ll never be tamed. he’ll never bow to the inferior races – no matter how much they shower him in golden, shiny gifts and human blood, year after year.

even so, he still allows them to live under his mountains, somewhere deep in the forest, and even if the humans are terrified of his presence, they still hope he’ll be the one watching over their homes. sometimes he does, because his real purpose has been lost a long time ago and now… he knows he should feel lost–empty somehow.

he’s never felt more free.

{ tagging: @jaredpadacock } | { Dean version }

i-am-avacado  asked:

(1/?) I'm getting a huge Frankenstein vibe from this, for some reason. Jack created life. Sure. We theorized it, but ultimately, he entertained it, and on Halloween, brought it to life. Ever since then, he's regretted it and tried to shut Anti out,

2/? But he can’t. The monster is taking over and slowly killing him. But he doesn’t want jack dead. He wants him to suffer. He wants him to reckon for this horrifying creation he’s unleashed on the world, and to do that, Anti addresses us.
3/? He always reaches for us. And Jack is doing all he fuckin can to keep us safe, while sacrificing himself. And he keeps going and going until be just gives out and…Anti has no more purpose. Jack is dead. What does he do now? Die himself.
4/4. Jack dying is the only way for Anti to go away for good. (Sorry for the spam, im reading Frankenstein rn and im getting anti vibes)


…this is amazing

I’m not sure why I edited this… then again the scene was exactly like this but the panels were changed so, is really not that different, lol.

Isak Doesn’t Know

Isak doesn’t know, but he gives Even strength. He gives him a purpose. Now Even has a mission - to be there for Isak. Because the last thing Even wants is Isak being completely alone with his issues.

He still remembers that feeling - it is like you’re into outer space without any cable to get back. And you’re just floating in the silent cold darkness praying to all the Gods that have betrayed you to end up everything.

Even teaches Isak how to love and how to accept. And Isak doesn’t know but eventually it’s putting together Even’s almost lost faith and his ripped apart soul.

His love for Isak is not just about Isak: it is a tribute and an apology for his past broken self.

It is a fucking anthem of him being alive.

The light of Jesus can shine through anyone that chooses to live for Him, no matter where they started, how they started, or what their journey looks like. As long as you commit to doing what you do for Him, this is what matters more than anything else.

We don’t have to have all of our lives’ greatest plans figured out before we start living our lives for the Lord. If we had it all figured out, we would have no reason to rely on Him, the very One who provides us with the promising future our hearts are longing for. So don’t worry if you haven’t gotten it all figured out yet. You can be diligent in your work without being so hard on yourself. Look to the Lord for grace, strength, instruction, direction, purpose and everything else. He has all you need from now until then and into Eternity.

God has given you a light to shine and it’s not contingent on where you work, how long you’ve been working there, who has recognized your work, or what good things have happened because of your work, but because the light of God is shining through you and it is the work you do for Him that has an impact. Hold onto the words of Jesus, the One who makes all of this possible:

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16

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anonymous asked:

I just realised that Newt and Percival both have mother of pearl as part of their wand's core, and I'm not entirely sure what to do with that information, so I wanted to share it with you (in case you didn't know already)

I am in absolute love with Newt’s wand, let me tell you. Ollivander uses Phoenix feather, unicorn tail hair and dragon heartstring (Pottermore even confirms that he won’t deviate from these three), and his wands (all that we’ve seen, anyway) are single wood - but Newt absolutely one hundred percent does not go with that. My personal headcanon is that his Ollivander wand was snapped when he was expelled and the one he has now is maybe a little illegal, but for the purposes of this post that’s neither here nor there so moving on.

Ash and lime (a lot of people seem to put it as a single wood, but the wikia says two so I’m going with two) with shell and bone core, and mother of pearl? Fabulous.

From Ollivander’s notes on Pottermore, ash is a prestigious wand wood, stubborn and loyal - ash-wood wielders are “not lightly swayed from their beliefs or purposes.”  He doesn’t cover Lime wood (linden), but it’s very highly regarded in Slavic and Germanic culture, linked with justice and peace. Shell and bone it’s almost impossible to say anything about without knowing which shells or bones, but there’s heaps written about mother of pearl - it’s associated with purification, healing (particularly emotional), creativity, and protection (particularly of children).

So just from the wood and mother of pearl we get someone who is stubbornly dedicated to justice, especially so when that concerns the healing and protection of children. Not a bad match for Newt, eh? Not bad at all.

But now let’s move on to Graves’ wand - it’s of an unknown wood and unknown core, but it has mother of pearl again. The script calls it ebony but that could be merely a colour descriptor; African blackwood would fit the appearance, as would bog oak.

Ebony is covered by Ollivander and is a typical fighter’s wand: strong, steadfast in belief, combative. Oak is likewise linked to strength and constancy, and the bog oak (oak wood preserved in a peat bog) is particularly linked to the force and power of nature which is pretty strong and pretty constant. I can’t find much about African blackwood, but it is known for being very dense and for not warping or splitting over time - again, this seems to line up with the traits of the other two candidates for Graves’ wand wood.

So whichever wood Graves is, he’s coming through as powerful, committed to his beliefs, a stable point. It’s a picture of a man who’s perfectly suited as the tough, hard-edged leader of MACUSA and fits very well with the Graves that Grindelwald portrayed.

… except.

Except for that band of mother of pearl in there, the mother of pearl that fosters creativity and emotional healing, the mother of pearl that speaks of a soul driven first and foremost to protect. And that’s what makes Graves the one to be the director, what makes his aurors love him - because he loves them. He cares for them, he worries about their health whether it’s physical or mental, he encourages them to take risks and try new things and all the rest of it.

And then you mix the two of them together, Newt with his loyalty and Graves with his dedication, both of them with their strength and both of them devoted to protect those in their care. It’s a little bit of a perfect match, isn’t it?

Regret

It’s in the heavy weight he carries in his chest after the Kerberos mission is lost. It’s the way he shuts down and lashes out at instructors and fellow recruits. It’s the voice that tells him he deserves this, that he hadn’t belonged at the Galaxy Garrison in the first place. It manifests in the guilt that if he had only been smarter, faster, quicker, he could have been there too, could have done something.

It’s the holes in his wall from flinging his knife against them, time and time again.

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We may become murderers in their eyes…

anonymous asked:

Are you against Haylijah? They are the best couple on the show! They deserve to stay together and have a happy life forever and ever.

I am not against any character or ship but as said in my faq, I do prefer Klayley. I liked the slow burn of Haylijah at first, but as it happens sometimes when the couple get together…it just doesn’t work. For me, at least. Elijah had no character development for a while now; he has been stuck, unable to find a purpose nor meaning now that Klaus’ redemption is no longer on the plate, and Hayley had a bit of a hard journey to endure while the Mikaelson were sleeping in their coffins. They are on two completely different levels right now. I feel as if they grew apart. I find Elijah too boring for a girl like Hayley, I think she needs someone who can challenge her, tease her and be on her level, category in which I think only Klaus can fit. They are so similar in so many ways and I am not telling this just because they have a daughter, but because I prefer them together. Hayley has been having a bit of ups and downs lately (like be willing to sacrifice Klaus so that she could keep being with Elijah when just an hour before she was ready to do anything to keep her daughter’s father close to her, etc…WTF!) I do not ship Haylijah and after what happened in the last episode, I am even more far away. Even though it wasn’t the full Elijah, that part of him, is inside of him still and lately was very much present to a point where it was hard to even watch his scenes. Hayley has been chased through the woods, he beat her up against a tree, grabbed her hair, threw her around, bounded her hands and fed off her. I mean, no. Just no! I do not agree on this kind of relationship, I’m sorry.

I love the off screen playful relationship Daniel and Phoebe have but on screen, it’s a big no no. To me, of course. I was more of a Elijah/Gia shipper. Also the idea of Hayley being with her daughter’s uncle is not idyllic nor appealing to me. However, this is just my opinion. ;)

Please, keep that in mind before you tear me apart.