The Love That Evades Is the Most Satisfying to Ensnare
Request: “Hey there!~ i was
curious if I could request a Newt x Reader fic based off the song ‘Give Me
Love’ by Ed Sheeran?? Maybe it’s like a one sided relationship, he fancies Leta
(I know you just did a fic that includes Leta Dx) or Tina, and there’s Angst
but fluff? Maybe it can end on a comforting note?~ (I love ur writing so much
Pairing: Newt Scamander x Reader
Word Count: 4130
Warnings: ANGST FUCKING HELL I LOVE ANGST but also a lot of fluff at the end don’t worry
A/n: wow this is longest fic I’ve ever written lmao pls give it some love if u end up liking it :^)
me love like her,
'Cause lately I’ve been waking up alone
Looking at him hurt. It hurt to see him smiling, laughing at a joke she had told. He was happy, but it wasn’t with you. It could have been you, maybe in another universe it could’ve been. You would’ve spoken up about your feelings for your freckled friend, and he would’ve blushed and kissed you, then you would have become the most perfect couple, complementing each other in every tangible aspect, bettering each other while sharing a love that couldn’t be broken by the sharpest sword. And yet, here she had come. The edge of a blade, stabbed between your 3rd and 4th ribs, penetrating all the hope you had left.
The worst part about the pain was that it felt like a betrayal. Of course, Newt had never known about your undying love for him, and he probably would never know now. But somehow, every time you looked at them touching, kissing… you couldn’t get the image of the double-edged sword out of your mind. Two hands at the base, one belonging to each of them, pressing it into your heart until the hilt reached your chest. A blind boy, matched with a girl who always had a bird’s eye view on the situation. She knew you loved him.
What made it worse is that she was never harsh about it either. She knew how much you must’ve been hurting, even sending you sorry glances when she realized you were watching the two coddle. The final striking blow being that she was perfect for Newt, so much more than you could’ve ever been. Oh, how you wished so badly to be Leta. The smart, beautiful Leta, who had everyone wrapped around her little finger, whether she knew it or not. Many had painted her to be cruel, or even evil, but those were just rumours spread behind her back due to her reputation being quashed when she started her relationship with the “weird Hufflepuff boy”. Maybe she did have flaws, maybe. It was a maybe that you clung to, guiltily wishing that one day her flaws would overwhelm her many talents and gorgeous features, and Newt would come back to you.