Something about you part ii
In this chapter newt takes the reader to explore his case, pure fluff
“Are you sure you’re going to be alright?’ you could hear the worry in your sisters voice, clear as day, you gave her a reassuring smile. ‘I’ll be fine teenie, anyway, newt will be there he knows what to do. You go to work, go and bring some good back into the world’ you had said that every day before she left for work. That was the reason she became an aura, and you never wanted her to forget that girl, who was so focused, so ambitious and yet so full of kindness and a fierce determination to do what was right. She cupped your cheek before placing a kiss on top of your head, as she left.
“no Toby, you stay here with Queenie and Jacob, I’ll be alright. If you’re really good, they might let you try some of the sweets, that they’re making ’ You reassured your loyal companion as he nudged at your hand and let out a small whine. As newt flipped the new catches on his case, you could hear a slight rustling of fabric beside you, where Toby stood. “I promise I’ll take good care of her, I know how much you love her. Now please stop looking at me like that’ you giggled as newt tried to reassure your friend.
Newt took your hand, it was work worn and had several tiny raised scars, but it was gentle and fit perfectly with yours. He guided you to the case that you had heard so much about, but were only now getting the chance to explore. “you’ll have to step inside, and then there are a flight of stairs. Is that alright?’ you smiled at the kind man, not many people had this much patients and it warmed your heart knowing how hard he was trying to understand the best ways that he could help you and when to let you do things by yourself.
“thank you, for all of this’ your voice was hushed but you knew that he would be able to hear. You stepped carefully inside and gingerly made your way down the stairs, grateful for the hand rail that ran down the side of the rickety steps.
Floor boards creaked below your feet, your nose filled with the smell of earth, plants and several potions. It smelled a little bit like newt, though he always had a slight aroma of tea around him, along with something that you couldn’t quite put your finger on, you had affectionately named it essence of Newton.
You heard the floor board squeak behind you, before you felt a hand that was becoming quite familiar in yours.
“are you ready? They have all promised to be on their best behaviour’ you giggled as you nodded, newt lead you to the first habitat. You could smell plants and soil, ‘these are the bowtruckles’ you smiled as newt explained what they were and what they did. You had already met Pickett, he had patiently allowed you to stroke his leaves and his spindly fingers, so that you could build a picture of him in your mind.
“I think you’ll like the fwoopers’ newt exclaimed his voice full of excitement. Beautiful bird song floated to your keen ears, as you entered the habitat, this one was far warmer than the previous one, the air was humid and sticky. Newt encouraged one of the fwoopers to rest on his spare arm, ‘this is Arnold, he was injured when I found him, he doesn’t fly to well now.’ Newts voice held a note of sadness, as he raised your hand for Arnold to investigate before allowing you to stroke him, his feathers were soft, almost fluffy he was shaped like an upside down egg, and he had Lovely long tail feathers which ended with little wisps. You smiled brightly at newt, ‘ oh he is beautiful, and such a lovely voice’ you crooned to the feathered creature, as he sang to you. “I had a feeling you would like him’ newt chuckled as he placed Arnold back on his perch.
Newt lead you around most of the other enclosures, if he was able to he would encourage one of the creatures to him, so that you could run your fingers over them, constructing an image of each species. You had taken a particular shine to Dougal, with his long silky hair. He had even aloud you to trace his face. Something that both you and Newt were pleasantly surprised by. You had found that he had large eyes, along with a small flat nose and a narrow mouth. He was currently holding your other hand in his rather human like one, as you and newt made your way back to the shed.
“newt’ you began shyly ‘newt, I was wondering, I know what your creatures look like now, but I don’t know what you look like’ your keen ears pricked as newt swallowed. “oh, I’m not much to look at’ his voice was awkward and hushed, ‘but I’m not asking to look at you’ you reassured him, keeping your voice low. “and anyway, Queenie says that you’re quite handsome, I would like to know if I’m missing out on anything’ newt snorted at that as he laughed, he guided you to sit down, on a stool, you could hear him getting onto his knees in front of you.
He took both of your hands gently in his own, placing them on his cheeks. You traced the bristly stubble along his strong jaw, up to his ears and along his high cheek bones. You ran your fingers gently over his lips, they parted, voluntary or involuntary you didn’t know, but you could feel newts warm breath tickling your skin as you explored. Your fingers ghosted over his straight nose, that rounded off into a cute little button at the tip. up to his eyebrows and over his closed eyes. Your hands drifted along his eye sockets, up to his forehead and to his soft curly hair. Both of your breaths were shaking slightly, he wasn’t exactly what you expected, but it suited him, he felt unique, as he should.
“well, I think Queenie sold you short,’ quite handsome’ just doesn’t cut it’ you could feel him smile as your hands had returned to his cheeks, you retraced his lips, so that you could memorize his smile, and store it away for future reference.
Have a great day and be safe
P.s. I do not regret staring at pictures of newt for a good twenty minutes, so that I could write that last section.