Hogwarts was broken and its remains weren’t pretty. Half of the wizardry school was on fire and the other half was crumbling. What used to be a beautiful and prestigious school now looked like a burnt cookie castle of a sort. But the Battle of Hogwarts was not over yet.
Inside, the halls looked as if it were never corridors in the first place. The classrooms were coated with dust and ash. The chairs and tables were either missing parts or were completely crushed by gigantic debris from the higher floors. Everything was damaged. Only the cold Slytherin dormitories in the dungeon were completely untouched.
Professor McGonagall had ordered that all the younger students either went home or remained in the protection of the students who were old enough to realize how bad things actually were but were not yet of age. All you could hear in the Slytherin dormitory’s common room were loud urgent whispers, sobbing, and reassuring words of comfort. For one of the first times ever, the Slytherin students had mingled freely with the other houses’ students. They needed each other.
The Slytherin students had moved the sofas to the corners of the room and distributed food. The previously dark and cold room had been lit up with love and care.
All around Harry Potter, the older Hufflepuff students were handing out blankets and trying to make the children smile. The older Ravenclaw students were telling bedtime stories to the children and healing the wounded. The older Gryffindor students were awkwardly trying to talk to the Slytherin students, make peace, and vice versa.
Harry couldn’t help but smile. In the darkest of times, he found light in themselves. His family.
He scanned the room slowly again.
In one corner, he saw the Weasley family, Hermione, and Fleur. All of their faces were solemn and sad. George’s red and tear stained face was the first one he noticed. Fred had just died in front of George.
And Ron looked so angry at himself and at the world. He threw his wand in frustration and cried out. Hermione went to him and gently squeezed his arm. Bill and Fleur were hugging each other but their faces were just as pained as the rest. Percy was sitting on the floor, staring into space with a face full of nothing but anguish. Ginny went to Dean and cried as well. Mrs. Weasley looked the worse though. Mrs. Weasley was sobbing so loudly and she looked like she wanted to tear her hair out. Mr. Weasley patted her back gently. Although he seemed calm, he wanted to pretend it didn’t happen at all.
Harry’s stomach twisted in regret and pain. Somehow, he just knew it was all his fault. Especially the part when Tonks and Lupin died. Merlin, he remembered their pale but kind faces staring into nothingness as if they had felt no pain. Harry could feel the pain.
“Shut up, Potter,” Draco said behind him. He had his arms crossed over his chest and he was holding two green and silver blanket—Slytherin colors. His face may have shown no expression but his grey eyes—they were a different story.
Harry turned around and blinked at his boyfriend. “I wasn’t talking.”
“Your thoughts were loud enough. I could hear them over the shrieking, honestly,” Draco replied, sitting down with Harry on the floor and handing him a blanket.
The Boy Who Lived laughed a bit and wrapped himself in the blanket. “It’s nothing important, Draco. Besides, I’ve got to face Voldemort at midnight or he blows up everything I know and love.”
“It’s we. For one bloody second, can you please stop being your usual heroic and caring self and listen to me, Harry?” the blond haired boy snapped, glaring at Harry.
“I don't—I can’t let you do this, Draco. Your father—” said Harry painfully. He attempted to hold Draco’s hand but he refused.
“Don’t touch me until you say we’ll go together. Can’t you see, you daft idiot? The moment I switched sides was the moment I stopped caring about my father. I started caring about you,” Draco said quietly.
Harry didn’t answer. He merely stared at his blanket and rested his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder.
“I don’t want you to die. Dammit,” Draco blurted. He had wrapped his own blanket tighter around himself and Harry. This time, Draco reached for Harry’s hand and squeezed. Harry squeezed back. By now, they had both forgotten the world around them—they had both forgotten the chaos.
“I might just have to. For you and for everyone’s sake,” said Harry sadly. He was prepared to do absolutely anything for the ones he loved.
“I don’t care. I’m beating Voldemort senseless if I have to,” Draco said fiercely and determinedly. “There must be some way.”
“It’s all right. Hermione and Ron will be out there with me,” Harry said reassuringly.
“Why is it that Granger and Weasley can come but I can’t, Potter?” Draco questioned, one eyebrow raised. He looked at Harry angrily.
“They’re my best mates—”
“I’m your boyfriend,” Draco interrupted.
“Which is exactly why I want you to be safe in here. Please, Draco. Majority of the Slytherin students who have Death Eater connections stayed because of you. They need you more than I do,” Harry pleaded.
“I need you. I know it’s selfish but I’ve past the caring stage ages ago. If you die, how can I live?”
“If I die, we all die.”
“Exactly, Potter. So let me come with you,” Draco whispered, caressing Harry’s cheek.
“I—No—Oh, all right,” Harry said finally, giving in to Draco. Merlin, he hated what Draco could do to him.
what dark shipping is: look at all these dark themes, as a writer I’m going to show different relationships while making sure not to romanticize the harmful themes. i’m also going to be open to other people’s criticism of the media I produce to make sure I’m doing proper justice to these themes. it’s not about not writing theme but to make sure when I do I treat them with the seriousness they deserve. I’m also going to properly tag this material so it doesn’t harm people who might not want to see it. what dark shipping shouldn’t be: OMG LOOK RELATIONSHIPS GOALS. THIS SHOULD BE TOTALLY CANON. HATERS GONNA HATE LOL. IM GONNA TAG EVERYONE BC FANDOM IS NOT A SAFE SPACE SNOWFLAKES.
IM GOING TO DO A VOICE ACTING PROJECT FOR PORTAL PORTAL KF THATS OKAY W/ YOU IM EXCITED
OMG SURE?!?! As long as you tag me if you’re using my designs and stuff, or even some of the concepts I brought up if you’re feeling nice :) Feel free to message me in pms about this because OOOH BOY DO I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING
I feel the urge to jump on this bandwagon and say that YOU ARE AWESOME.
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awww, shucks, watermelon. YOU ARE AWESOME TOO! I love seeing you in my activity feed, and your tags are always A+
Not sure what bandwagon you mean though, it just seems like a bandwagon bc I’m late in responding so i mass respond in one day and it ends up looking like people actually like me but in reality it’s all an illusion we are all in the matrix wake up open your eyes there is no spoon
EDIT: OK WTF TAHT WAS NOT THE GIF I MEANT TO USE, HOW DID A MATRIX GIF BECOME THAT I DONT UNDERSTAND TUMBLR WTF OMG
Im a casual kaisoo fan (i find their moments are very sweet sometimes, sometimes i just go" get a RoOm you tWo!!" , sometimes its just like nahhh they are just casually looking at each other), not sure if this has been done yet, but what was your kaisoo moment that made you go 😍 "Ok you cannot tell to my face that they are not real" P.S found your blog and it has become one of my favs!! You are the first person i sent an ask to 🙆🏼. Also also dont mind the haters at the kaisoo tag now 💕💕
BDDJJJDJ OMG YOU’RE SO SWEET!! :D THANK YOU SM ❤️tbh every single kaisoo moment is golden, just seeing them being in each other’s presence, you can literally feel the sexual attraction in the air lmao. I think one profound moment where you can definitely tell that kaisoo is real, is the day after kxk came out. The way Kyungsoo had tears in his eyes and his voice cracking while speaking, and just his behavior on the whole, it was very obvious there was something wrong. He looked extremely uncomfortable and avoided Jongin’s gaze, whereas Jongin kept looking at him with guilt or something of the sort. I wish I could provide pictures but I can’t since my phone wont let me in response to questions lol
Anakin: [text] holy shit i am so bored and its freezing in here Anakin: where r u Obi-Wan: I’m still at that conference the council sent me to. Anakin: oh right Anakin: whos all there Anakin: bunch of old boring people talking about politics i bet Obi-Wan: Senator Organa, Senator Amidala Anakin: oh Obi-Wan: The Duchess of Mandalore Anakin: oh Obi-Wan: Master Vos is with me. They’re having quite the cocktail party tonight at this hotel. Anakin: omfg fml Obi-Wan: What? Anakin: oh NOTHING obiwan im sure ur having a GREAT time Obi-Wan: Well, it’s work and I had to sit through a lot of long speeches today, but at least I’m among friends. Anakin: lucky u Obi-Wan: What are you getting at?
Anakin: swear u wont dont do that thing u always do
Obi-Wan: What thing? Anakin: u know Anakin:
oh HELLO SENATORS 😏
how R U
😉 oh SATINE YOUR HIGHNESS u look MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ANAKIN 😍
😍 OH HEY VOS lets get drunk and make out in this coat closet ur so buff 😘
😘 Obi-Wan: Yes, that’s exactly what I said. That sounds like me for sure. Anakin: WHATEVER U KNOW WHAT I MEAN Anakin: just dont look directly at any of them and also stop fixing ur hair Obi-Wan: I’m not going to let my hair care routine go just because you’re jealous. Anakin: I AM NOT JEALOUS OMG IM JUST COLD AND BORED AND SO VERY ALONE Anakin: and u dont even CARE
do you know of any ya lit blogs that don't mind being tagged in edits?? i don't have a lot of followers so im trying to find more ways to get exposure, thanks!!
hiiiiiiii sorry for the late reply omg. i answered an ask abt this before somewhere. a lot of blogs wanna be tagged. dont feel worried that u’ll be bothering them. if it says somewhere on their blog what they track use that!!! i track
#nickyhemmick for example. hmmm a few blogs i dont think mind u tagging them: @lipasdua@camerongoodkn@meadowryke@kaitegecko@drunklesbian & @allisonreynolds !! not sure if their users are their tracked tags but give them a search !!
THANKS ANON im rly indecisive so i wasnt sure what to do but i think it looks good too?? if you like my theme and want something like it it’s by natsyme!! i’ve been rly about their themes lately they look so pretty and clean and have so many features and are rly customizable omg
hey, i saw your post about wanting fanart for your fics and thought i oughta admit that i've done some already for 'i'd like to believe that i'd do it again'(little sketchbook sketches) and was definitely planning on doing some digital ones too! i absolutely love your work and hows it's so careful to make sure that characters are realistically portrayed with all their strengths and flaws in tact (i'd say more but i'm not sure what the character limit on asks is haha)
please please tag me when you post any of those so I can stare at them for hours upon hours and annoyingly reblog them like everyday and literally just scream.
Those compliments really make my day, too! I’m so glad you think so highly of my characterization.
But anyway if you want to like create those digital pieces and maybe post/send me a picture of those sketches I won’t complain at all in fact I think I might actually love you forever
I am 5'7" or taller I wear glasses I have at least one tattoo ( pretty sure the stripes are a birthmark soo ;;; ) I have at least one piercing I have blonde hair I have brown eyes I have short hair My abs are at least somewhat defined ( “somewhat” lol ) I have or have had braces
I love meeting new people People tell me that I’m funny Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me I enjoy physical challenges I enjoy mental challenges I’m playfully rude with people I know well I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it There is something I would change about my personality
I can sing well I can play an instrument I can do over 30 push-ups without stopping I’m a fast runner ( you gotta be when you’re outrunning seiten taisei lolololol ) I can draw well I have a good memory ( you can bet brainwashing 100% damaged this though ) I’m good at doing math in my head I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute ( honestly not sure???? ) I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling ( only 3… they probably let him win lol ) I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch I know how to throw a proper punch
I enjoy playing sports I am on a sports team at my school or somewhere else I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else I have learned a new song in the past week I work out at least once a week I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months I have drawn something in the past month I enjoy writing I do or have done martial arts
I have had my first kiss ( lololololololololol ) I have had alcohol I have scored the winning goal in a sports game I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting I have been at an overnight event I have been in a taxi I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year I have beaten a video game in one day I have visited another country I have been to one of my favorite band’s concerts
I’m in a relationship I have a crush on a celebrity I have a crush on someone I know I have been in at least 3 relationships I have never been in a relationship I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them I get crushes easily I have had a crush on someone for over a year I have been in a relationship for at least a year I have had feelings for a friend
I have at least one person I consider a “best friend” I live close to my school or on campus My parents are still together ( ;;;;;;;; ) I have at least one sibling I live in the United States There is snow right now where I live I have hung out with a friend in the past month I have a smartphone I have at least 15 CD’s I share my room with someone
I have break-danced I know a person named Jamie I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce I have dyed my hair I’m listening to one song on repeat right now ( kou is 100% that guy lol ) I have punched someone in the past week I know someone who has gone to jail ( stares loudly at ukoku ) I have broken a bone I have eaten a waffle today I know what I want to do with my life I speak at least 2 languages
It happens slowly, but he is specifically fine tuned to notice it. The distance stilling and slowly freezing that she has shoved between herself and everyone else who has bothered to see it. The chill settling as jagged icicles in the depths of the green of her eyes. The bitterness that begins to bite into her tone.
He knows that learning of the prophecy has affected her ever since it had slithered back to the light of day from wherever her parents had been keeping it safely hidden away; and though her newfound belief in all things magical ought to have been reassuring, it has been anything but.
Because now she truly believes she is fated to darkness.
It is dangerous, really, what belief can do to a person.
His heart seems to fade in time with the color leaving her. Every time she kisses him she is further from him and herself and he can feel it.
“I know it is easier, love,” he murmurs into her hair. She is curled to his chest beneath the sheets of his bed at Granny’s that they share now more often than not, fingers blindly playing a gentle pattern over the scars he has finally revealed to her.
“What are you talking about, Killian?”
Her voice is still thick with sleep and she does not look up at him.
He buries his lips deeper in her golden locks, leaving her a tender kiss before sinking back away from her into his pillow, searching for her eyes that he finds actively avoid him, watching her fingers trace his arm.