loyal family

What if Lucius had died in the first war?

There seems to be a general consensus that Draco got most of his poor traits from his father and most of his good traits from his mother. So I wonder, what would have happened had Lucius been killed in the prior to 1981 and Draco had been raised solely by Narcissa?

Narcissa is fiercely loyal, especially towards her family, especially towards her son. She would (and does!) protect him at all costs as we see in both HBP and DH. So imagine how she would have reacted had she not had the (sometimes conflicting) loyalty to her husband or at least no reason to follow his idol.

Because had Lucius died in the first war, killed in action in a raid or something, the Dark Lord would have most likely brushed his sacrifice off saying something like he was not strong enough. After her husband’s death and that disrespect, Narcissa would most definitely have turned on the Dark Lord. Even if she still hated muggleborns, even if she still believed in pureblood supremacy, you can bet that she would be against the Dark Lord. When Bellatrix’s ideals were a threat to Draco’s life, Narcissa threatened her right back and hexed her for being in the way. If she would turn on family, just think what she would do to the man who took her husband away from her.

She would have gone straight to the Order of the Phoenix, plying her way with all the information she had learned from Lucius, all the tidbits she had overheard while eavesdropping in her own home. Imagine Sirius’ shock when he walks into the Order meeting and finds he ex-cousin (re-cousin?) sitting primly on Dumbledore’s right hand bouncing baby Draco on her knee, the Black mask of indifference firmly set on her face. That meeting runs long. Narcissa has more information about the Death Eaters organization than the Dark Lord ever intended anyone to have, especially an unMarked woman. Safe houses, hierarchies, inner circle members, spies, double agents, dark creatures who have been bullied or enticed into fighting, corrupted Ministry employees, intended targets, she tells them everything. But only after acquiring the vow of every single person in the room that they will protect her and Draco. She forces Dumbledore to make an Unbreakable Vow.

She had skillfully rid the Manor of the Dark Lord–an apparently weak woman, openly mourning her husband is poor company–but she still knows well enough to act meek when Death Eaters come by the Manor. They continue to drop hints at tea, make pointed insinuations at dinners and introduce her to the ‘particular friends’ at the occasional ball she deigns to attend. Through this, she maintains the Order’s dependence on her, feeding them each bit of information she gets; new targets (the Potters go into hiding), new members (Wormtail is outed before he has opportunity to do harm), relocated safe houses (after the the Hogsmeade location raid student recruitment for the Death Eaters dropped dramatically).

Regulus comes to the Manor one afternoon on the pretense of a family dinner and tells her that he knows she is the one feeding the Order information. She has her wand digging into his throat before he can say “Bludger”. Instead of threatening her, he begs her to take him with her; he has crucial information about how to defeat the Dark Lord. At the next meeting, Sirius walks in and chokes on air when he sees his brother sitting on Narcissa’s right playing peek-a-boo with Draco.

Draco and Harry are not enemies at Hogwarts. They meet as toddlers at Sirius’ post war celebration. Narcissa allows the friendship because while Lily might be a muggleborn, she was also instrumental in the Dark Lord’s death and besides, James is a pureblood, even if his line has always been rather liberal. Harry isn’t scared off when the Sorting Hat tells him that he would do well in Slytherin because even though Ron said, “there’s not a witch or wizard that went bad that wasn’t in Slytherin,” Harry knows that Reg and Cissy (”Regulus and Narcissa, Harry, please. I don’t care what Sirius says, he’s an idiot!”) were in Slytherin House and they’re both heros. Draco isn’t surrounded by poisonous frienemies or bulking lackeys because his longtime friend Harry is there with him and when some of the other Slytherins prove less than kind, Harry and Draco leave them in the dirt (quite literally, maybe Uncle Moony shouldn’t have taught them that spell so young) and find worthy friends from other houses. The Dark Lord doesn’t return, most everyone lives and all because Narcissa does revenge better than anyone.

The Zodiac Signs as Dogs

Aries: Golden Retriever

Charming, devoted and self-assured, they are a popular family dog. Energetic and loving, Golden Retrievers excel in competitions.

Taurus: Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards are extremely gentle, friendly and very tolerant of children. They are patient, obedient, extremely loyal, eager and willing to please.

Gemini:  Boxer

The Boxer is happy, high-spirited, playful, curious and energetic. Highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn, the Boxer is a good dog for competitive obedience.

Cancer: Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a kind, patient, noble, mild-mannered and lovable dog. Gentle, affectionate and excellent with children, this is truly a good natured companion. These dogs are so good-natured that they will lie there and meekly let children clamber all over them. This breed loves all the attention they receive from them.

Leo: Rottweiler

The Rottie is powerful, calm, trainable, courageous and devoted to its owner and family. Loyal and protective, it will defend its family fiercely if needed, seemingly immune to pain.

Virgo: American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is sweet, affectionate, gentle and loving at home, but also a brave and intense warrior in the hunt. They are excellent with children and get along well with other dogs because of their pack-hunting background.

Libra: Beagle

The Beagle is loving, sweet and gentle, happy to see everyone, greeting them with a wagging tail. It is sociable, brave and intelligent.

Scorpio: Standard Poodle

The Standard Poodle is proud, graceful, noble, good-natured, enjoyable and cheerful. This highly intelligent dog. It is sensitive to the tone of one’s voice and will not listen if it senses that it is stronger minded than its owner, however it will also not respond well to harsh discipline. Owners need to be calm, yet possess an air of natural authority.

Sagittarius: Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are loving, gentle, playful, happy-go-lucky dogs that are fond of their families. Keen, docile, social, relaxed and rather casual, this is a high-energy dog, especially when young.   Huskies are very intelligent and trainable, but they will only obey a command if they see the human is stronger minded than themselves.

Capricorn: German Shepard 

Often used as working dogs, German Shepherds are courageous, keen, alert and fearless. Cheerful, obedient and eager to learn. Tranquil, confident, serious and clever.

Aquarius: Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Without the proper amount of mental and physical exercise it can become rambunctious and a bit high strung. They are very sensitive to the tone of one’s voice.

Pisces: Labrador Retriever

One of the most popular breeds in the USA, the Labrador Retriever is loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making a great family dog. Highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please, it is among the top choices for service dog work.


There Are So Many Reasons Why I Love My Golden Retriever

He makes me laugh.
He is my best friend.
He loves me unconditionally.
He is always loyal and honest.
He is family.
He is my sunshine on rainy days.
He never disappointed me.
He has the most beautiful brown eyes in the world.

In which Castiel is a pureblood, and Dean is a loud, obnoxious Muggleborn, and Cas doesn’t want that stupid, fit, gorgeous, freckled Hufflepuff anyway. He doesn’t.

What would father say?

Meanwhile, Dean is trying his level best to get the blue-eyed Ravenclaw to go to Hogsmeade with him. 

Yes. Come and talk to me about any SPN-HP headcanons you might have. 


Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) would be in Gryffindor. They are brave, courageous, and loyal.

Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) would be in Hufflepuff. They are mellow, hardworking, and reliable.

Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) would be in Ravenclaw. They are highly creative, intelligent, and unique.

Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) would be in Slytherin. They are cunning, mysterious, and loyal to family and friends.

  • Sie: Was ist Musik für dich?
  • Ich: Musik hat mich mein ganzes Leben begleitet, sie war immer da als alle anderen weg waren, sie hat mit mir die dunkelsten Nächte durchgestanden und war mir immer treu, Musik ist sowas wie meine Beste Freundin, die Liebe meines Lebens, ein Teil meiner Seele, eine komplette Familie, reine Liebe. Denn ich liebe sie nicht nur, sondern ich lebe sie.

Price of Loyalty

As a huge fan of the anime Bleach, and an even bigger fan of Kuchiki Rukia, I really wanted to draw her. I’ve been working on this drawing on and off in-between commissions, and finally finished it yesterday. It’s really been a project that I’ve poured a lot of love into as I think Rukia really is a character that deserves recognition. She’s strong, kind, and incredibly loyal to her friends & family. She’s been tested again and again, and has continued fighting her way forwards through any obstacle thrown in her path.

I wanted to show her when she was imprisoned in Soul Society, awaiting her death sentence. That even though she was all alone, she was not defeated or broken, and she stood strong no matter the pain. She believed she did the right thing in saving Ichigo’s life, and continued to protect his life even at the cost of hers.

…yeah, she really is my favourite female anime character.

to protect

shimadacest week day three: secrets/late night rendezvous
(i love fics where genji and hanzo meet before one/both of them know they’re related…so i wrote one!)

Father introduces the young man as Yamazaki Genji, an eldest son of one of the Shimada-gumi’s most loyal and longest-standing families. As he explains it, Genji has earned the honor of standing at Hanzo’s side as his personal bodyguard. The two of them are meant to encourage something of a warmth between them; they will be spending a great deal of time with one another for the foreseeable future. Genji grins and says something glib about becoming as close as brothers. Hanzo raises an eyebrow at his green hair and thinks that his upbringing has been too permissive.

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Once Upon A Time

The old bastard had up and left one day. Not even a kind word to spare either. Just ‘Get that evil look outta yer eye boy.’ as he walked out. Gajeel remembered the finality in the sound of the door clicking into place behind him. That big stupid grand entry door was a testament to the old mans legacy. A legacy that was now thrust upon him. About a month after his father had left, the letter arrived. Metalicana would not be returning.
Gajeel had raged for weeks afterward in his despair. The staff had gotten the brunt of his temper tantrum and most had elected to leave. The few who remained were only those most loyal to the Redfox family. They understood the young lords grief and tolerated his moods in light of it. A tear of frustration and loss welled up in his eyes. He had learned his lesson all right. He dashed the tear from his eye with a growl at the same time as he crushed those feelings. Stupid worthless things. All they ever got you was hurt. The pensive youth stalked out of the grand hall snarling at the maids as he stomped down the hall. Gajeel stormed through the castle grounds barking orders as he went. The perpetual glare that he wore kept most people at a distance and minding their work. After making his rounds he made his way to the dining hall for dinner. A storm was brewing up out in the west, it would be a good night to retire early.
As Gajeel pushed his food around his plate he couldn’t help but to stare at the empty seats that lined the formal dining table. Especially his fathers empty chair at the opposite end. He glared through the finely upholstered back as the wounds ripped fresh. The bottomless hole in his chest stung as the void opened beneath him. It threatened to swallow him whole. He bit back his tears refusing to give in to the grief, clinging instead to that familiar rage. He gritted his teeth as the anger iced his heart, numbing the hurt. He stood abruptly knocking the chair askew. All he saw was red, how could he have left, the bastard had never cared for him. He had left him to fend for himself so that he could be free of his burdensome son. Never a kind word. Before the pain could reach him again he raised his arm to swipe everything to the floor. Just as his arm swung down a knocking on the grand entry stopped him cold.
The wind was howling outside and Gajeel could hear the rain pounding the window panes as he walked toward the door. Curiosity got the better of him as the knocking began anew. Grasping the massive handles he heaved open the door to find a pile of rags. At least it appeared to be, until the pile began to move. A gnarled hand appeared clasping the front of what he now recognized vaguely as robes. The other hand appeared, splotched and twisted, holding the most perfect rose Gajeel had ever lain eyes on. Despite the beauty of the rose his lip curled at the appearance of the beggar. The old woman raised her deformed face to the light,
'I am but a poor beggar woman, Won’t you please allow me sanctuary this night? All I have to offer is this rose. It is very speci-’
Before the old woman could finish Gajeel spoke, 'This ain’t a poor house Granny and if it was a flower ain’t gonna cut it. You are none of my concern. Best keep looking.’
As Gajeel turned to close the door the old woman pleaded, 'Kind sir, it tis but a night, I am old and frail, I beg sanctuary of you! Surely you have mercy for such a one as I.’
'Pack off Granny, You’ll find no charity here. Better get moving if you’re gonna find a place willing to take you’re sorry ass before the storm gets here in earnest.’ Gajeel didn’t spare the beggar woman a second glance as he moved to close the door to the rain and wind.
'That is certainly a poor way to treat a stranger, I am surprised no one taught you better manners young prince’. The clear, bell like voice was other worldly. Gajeel barely had time to register that the sound had come from the beggar woman as A blinding light filled the entryway. The force of energy blew in the door and threw him to the ground.
'To think that one who has so much, would be so loathe to share it with others less fortunate. I wonder if there is a caring bone in your body boy.’
The light subsided and gajeel was able to see again. Gone were the rags and the beggar woman. In her place was what could only be described as a fairy. She was not young, but she was beautiful in a terrifying way. Her robes glowed golden as did the wand in her hand. She fixed him with a measuring stare, as if she could see his very soul and had weighed it. The fairy had found it wanting. As soon as she called him boy, the rage flared up again. That was what his father had always called him.
'Who the hell do you think you are to be tricking people! You’re gonna replace that door you magic hag!’ He roared.
'My what beastly conduct. Indeed that look in your eyes reminds me of my son. You know, I believe that I will give you this rose after all. But mind that you take care of it.’
The fairy waved the rose in front of her from the place it had been hovering. Magic shimmered in front of her as she created a glass case around it. She spared him a glance and gestured toward him with her free hand. Suddenly it felt as though he had been struck in the chest, just over his heart.
'What a frigid, shrivelled little thing’ He heard her muse, 'Definately fit for a beast.’
As her words ended Gajeel felt an excruciating pain as his very bones began to shift beneath his skin. A strange force squeezed him from all sides. The enchantress’ voice echoed in his skull
'There is no love in your heart Gajeel Redfox. This rose is your heart, thorny yet gentle and not without promise. That promise shall bloom until your twenty-fifth birthday. Should you learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls, the spell upon you, and your lands will be broken. But beware, should you fail, you will remain a beast for all enternity. It will serve you well to remember that true beauty lies within.’

Gajeel awoke to the damp stone floor and the enchantress’ words pounding in his head. The sound of steel on stone echoed in the destroyed grand hall.

Heres the next installment, We’re getting close to some gajevy interactions i think. I’m kind of making this up as I go lol Big suprise. Comments and constructive crit are always welcome.
  • Narcissa Black who grew up being fed pureblood ideas
  • Narcissa Black who was so fiercly loyal to her family that she thought that everything they believed must be true
  • Narcissa Black who was so loyal that she was almost sorted into Hufflepuff
  • Narcissa Black who was sorted into Slytherin because she was as cunning and smart as she was loyal and was able to talk the hat into putting her in Slytherin
  • Narcissa Black who was angry about her resting bitch face because everyone always thought that she was angry at them
  • Narcissa Black who slowly became angry at everyone when they treated her so badly; they all thought she was mad at them
  • Narcissa Black who developed a superiority attitude because she had to mask all of that loneliness somehow 
  • Narcissa Black who was tired of being valued only for her blood and not for her all of the other reasons that she was obviously superior
  • Narcissa Black who was excellent at charms and even better at lying
  • Narcissa Black who married Lucius Malfoy because he was everything her family wanted
  • Narcissa Malfoy who fell in love with Lucius Malfoy slowly because he made her feel special for her and not only because she’s a pure blood
  • Narcissa Malfoy who found out that she’s pregnant and broke into tears because here is this little human that she created and she already loves him so much
  • Narcissa Malfoy who loved stronger than anyone else
  • Narcissa Malfoy who pampered Draco from birth because she loved him so much
  • Narcissa Malfoy who would have been proud of Draco even if he had been a Hufflepuff because she never forgot how the sorting hat almost put her there
  • Narcissa Malfoy who decided that she would risk everything if she could save Lucius and Draco
  • Narcissa Malfoy who put her family first
  • Narcissa Malfoy who went against everything she had ever believed to save Draco because winning the war without him meant nothing
  • Narcissa Malfoy who became friends with Harry after he constantly bombarded her with thanks
  • Narcissa Malfoy softening to this boy who had gone through so much
  • Narcissa Malfoy loving stronger than anyone else

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