keeping a special eye out for the children

Just saw a picture of Toshinori in his full-body swimsuit and an idea hit me:

Headcanon that Toshinori goes to the beach with his students at one point. It’s not his idea, obviously – even after he’s true form is revealed, he has that habit to keep to himself (children and colleagues excluded) and doesn’t go out very often. But the children don’t want to hear any of it - it’s summer, and hot, and hot summers call for a beach day.

So the students plead and beg and use those big round puppy-eyes (Mina’s speciality, really) until Toshinori relents and agrees to accompany them.

The children are beside themselves with joy, and run off immediately to prepare swimsuits and a picknick and everything else they will need.

It’s only when they arrive at the beach and change into their suits that Toshinori realizes that he’s the only guy who doesn’t wear swimming trunks but a full-body suit. He hesitates, looking down at himself. He’s probably pretty old-fashioned in this. Perhaps the kids will even think that he looks silly. But even if he had swimming trunks that he could wear – he wouldn’t do it. Not with the large, ugly scar in his side.

So he swallows thickly and decides to just grit his teeth and get to it.

He’s still a bit hunched over and insecure when he steps outside and goes to join the others.

But the reactions are far better than he anticipated – and really, it shouldn’t surprise him so much. He has some wonderful students.

Izuku doesn’t even bat an eye at the sight of the swimsuit, already used to it from their training together, probably. But he does notice that Toshinori looks a bit tense, and is instantly at his side to ask quietly, “Toshinori-san, is everything alright?”

“Don’t worry, my boy,” Toshinori smiles weakly and ruffles the boy’s hair. “Just me being weird again.”

“You’re not weird..”

“Sensei!” Yaoyorozu interrupts, waving over from where she is helping the others to set up a sunshade and a towel to sit on. “Over here! We prepared a shaded place for you, since it’s quite hot already.”

“Ah, thank you…”

“Oooh,” suddenly, Tooru is there at his side, tugging at the loose material of the swimsuit over his rips and making Toshinori jump in shock. “Sensei, that swimsuit looks really cute on you!”

“Uh,” Toshinori blinks down at her, unsure if he should be flattered. “Cute” is not often used to describe All Might… or him, for that matter. “Okay?”

“A sunhat would match!” Uraraka observes. Without much hesitation, she pulls her own hat off and puts it onto Toshinori’s head.

After a short scrutiny, the group of children exchanges a few looks – making Toshinori a bit nervous as to what they think – and Kirishima declares, “Now you’re prepared for a beach day, Sensei!”

Toshinori can’t help it – he grins at the enthusiastic children who beam expectantly at him. “Thank you, everyone.”

“Anytime, Sensei!”

“Oh, hey, can we go swimming now?”

“Yeah, let’s go!”

“Sensei, are you coming, too?”

“I will just observe, for the moment.”


The children push and pull him under the sunshade and onto the towel (“Make yourself comfortable, Sensei!”) and make sure that he has everything he needs – from sunscreen to drinks and food. Even some books, should he get bored.

As if he could get bored when his students are right there with him.

Later, Toshinori couldn’t care less if he looks old-fashioned or silly or anything. He is as content as one can get, lazing around, sipping some water, and watching his kids play in the water. From time to time, he waves, grinning, over at someone who had just called for him.

It’s their first beach day, but somehow, they silently agree to repeat this as soon as possible.

headcanon that teddy lupin changes colors involuntarily, in the funniest of circumstances- like this time, and that time, and every time molly weasley can think to recall on long and rainy nights, children gathered around her knees and hanging on ever word. 

when he is almost six, grandma molly catches him stealing a chocolate frog from the top of the cabinet, and his hands turn bright red. it doesn’t go away for weeks, and james, just a baby, cackles himself into passing out until none of them can keep a straight reprimanding face any longer.

when he is almost ten, two-year-old rose tricks him into eating a ‘special cauldron cake’ (mud) with her cute little button nose and mischevious eyes. he’s sick for hours, his face a neon green that sticks ‘till christmas. 

when he is just eleven, the sorting hat announces proudly that he, edward remus lupin, is a hufflepuff. he grins harder than he ever thought he could, and his hair turns a bright mixture of pink and yellow, lighting up the hall. he doesn’t mind the chorus of laughter- he stands out in the best way, the kindest way, for once. 

when he is almost sixteen, he kisses victoire weasley, just fifteen, behind a platform sign on the magical side of king’s cross. “what?” he says, elated from kissing the prettiest girl he’s ever seen, and she giggles. “you’re pink”. teddy’s glowing, smiling, beautiful and rosy, the way molly weasley can remember most vividly, if she thinks back hard enough.

of course, teddy’s always there to remind her when she forgets a detail, his hair a simple brown now, his child bouncing on his knee, her bright little eyes focused on her great grandmother, listening to the stories she will one day repeat, with just as much laugher in the first telling as the thousandth. 

I have this image in my head of a tiny Draco Malfoy curled up between his parents while one or the other of them reads from a book of stories. Proper wizarding children’s stories, of course, where the pictures on the page move and the characters use magic to save the day.

An older Draco, gone to school and reading late into the night when he isn’t out harassing Potter. 

Draco standing in a shop, eyes closed as he takes in the smell of the old books there. He can find peace here, after the war. 

Draco painstakingly hunting down first editions of his favorites and keeping them on a special shelf in his library.

Draco gifting his children with books nearly at birth and spending long hours reading with them. Only now, he’s broaden his perspective and some muggle books where the pictures are still but equally beautiful have joined the collection.

Horoscope for April 18th, 2016
  • Aries: All financial undertakings have good aspects today. It could be that you have been thinking of starting a new business venture. If so, you're likely to meet the ideal business partner. Keep your eyes and ears tuned as you go about your daily routine. You never know when you might be introduced to that one special person you need in your life. Socialize in the evening with good friends.
  • Taurus: This is bound to be a wonderful day. You're looking and feeling great and it shows! This is a day of kindness and cooperation. You could find that your family pitches in to help at home without being asked. Your romantic partner might volunteer to clean out the garage and your children start to clean their rooms. This definitely isn't your typical day! Enjoy the harmony that reigns today.
  • Gemini: This is a good day for you to analyze information. You have an especially acute business sense, which you should use to your advantage. Whether you're thinking of translating a creative project into a business proposal or working on that business plan, all indications say that your efforts will yield rich rewards. Make the most of whatever this day has to offer.
  • Cancer: You're a conscientious, hard worker, but today your thoughts are more on home than work. You feel especially close to your family and friends. They mean the most to you. Jobs and even careers come and go, but friends and family are forever. Enjoy being with them today. Gather everyone together and order too much Chinese take-out. It's just fine if you restart your diet tomorrow.
  • Leo: Today is likely to be another busy one for you. You might have a volunteer activity in the morning and then get roped into running errands in the afternoon. It will be busy bordering on hectic, but the hustle and bustle of being out and about is energizing for you. Invite some friends to join you for dinner in the evening to cap off this high-energy day.
  • Virgo: You have a strong spirit of cooperation today. It inspires you to pitch in and help others without being asked. Your romantic partner could be surprised to see you show up and help with a chore. Never mind that you don't know what you're doing - you'll figure it out. Others will be impressed to see you going above and beyond what you've been asked to do. Your efforts on all fronts won't go unnoticed.
  • Libra: Keep your eyes and ears open to all new possibilities. Even if it isn't your habit to read the "Help Wanted" section of the newspaper, do so today. You might be surprised at what you find there. Your skills apply to all sorts of jobs. You don't need to limit your search to one profession. You have a good mind that's working in overdrive now. Use it to figure out the next steps for your advancement.
  • Scorpio: Today your strong sense of nostalgia likely has you leaning toward all things old. If you do some furniture shopping, you'll be drawn to antique shops rather than contemporary stores. There is something about the patina that only comes with age. This applies to people as well as objects, which may explain why you tend to prefer to be with people who are older than you.
  • Sagittarius: This is bound to be a wonderful day, as everybody seems to be in a warm and congenial mood. You and your romantic partner, in particular, are feeling especially close and connected today. If marriage is the process of falling in and out of love, then you're both definitely in the "in" phase. Enjoy it while it lasts! Spend a quiet day together and cap it off with dinner at an elegant bistro.
  • Capricorn: You have much to be grateful for. Why not go out tonight and celebrate with friends? Forget about work and family troubles and kick up your heels. Have a high old time. You deserve the break. If you don't seize these moments when you have the opportunity, you risk becoming a single-minded individual who thinks only of work at the expense of life's other great pleasures.
  • Aquarius: You're eager and optimistic today, which works well with your strong, capable nature. You're likely to find that things begin to click into place at work. Something that has been troubling you for some time suddenly becomes clear. What was once a stumbling block is now a mere bump in the road and easily overcome. All indications are that you'll be successful at whatever you do now, so dare to dream big.
  • Pisces: Today should be devoted to paperwork and getting your financial affairs and budgets in order. Once this is done, you can relax in the evening with friends and loved ones. You're especially intuitive right now, so you'll be able to pick up on all the unspoken thoughts and feelings of those around you.