Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Ficlet: Albus’s Magic
Because I often write from Albus’s POV, I have described Scorpius doing magic in great detail. However I’ve never written about Albus’s magic from Scorpius’s viewpoint before, so I thought it would be fun to rectify that! This is about 1.5k words of Scorpius marvelling over his boyfriend’s magic. (Thanks to @platinasi for the inspiration.)
Sometimes Scorpius watches Albus do magic. It’s become
almost a pastime for him. When he’s finished all his work, or he’s mastered
whatever spell they’re practising in class, or he simply knows that Albus is
somewhere close by weaving incantations, he stops what he’s doing and just
*i finish placing the last of the snacks and alcohol on the island and put on some music before yelling for everyone to get their asses in the living room I just spent all day (and a significant portion of J’s money) on to turn it into our own personal party zone.*
HURRY THE FUCK UP OR IM GETTING LIT WITHOUT YOU! *mumbles* And we all know how that turned out last time…
I really love your work, it's great! and I always wonder why people hate the idea of Jon and Dany being together? i would like to know your opinion.
Thank you, glad you enjoy the mayhem.
As to your question, it’s my impression that most fans who are opposed
to the paring of Dany and Jon fall into one of two categories. They are either
oppose to it because of the incestuous nature of it or they are oppose to it because
they find the paring to somehow be a cliché and/or predictable.
Let’s deal with the opposition to incest first.
Now, in modern day real life most people are opposed to incest because
of a number of very valid issues. Most of us wouldn’t even think of engraining
in it. But A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones is not modern times and it
most certainly is not real life. However, it is loosely based on medieval European
The vast majority of fans who oppose this paring on the basis of incest
assert that Jon Snow would never marry his aunt because he was raised a Stark,
and the Starks and Northerners in general do not believe in incest. This assertion,
however, is not really true.
From what we have learned from history, the books and the supplementary
works provided to us by Martin we see that culturally the Starks are not
opposed to certain degrees of incest.
I won’t give you an in depth history lesson because I’m really not
qualified for that. But if we look at history in general avunculate
marriages (marriages between and uncle and a nice or an aunt and a nephew) were
not that uncommon, especial amongst nobility. The most common incestuous
marriages amongst nobility are cousins but we do have more than a few examples
of avunculate marriages (almost exclusively uncle and nice). Strangely enough,
in this modern day we still have certain culture that continue to practice avunculate
So, that’s a real world example. In universe we have
three separate occasions in which the Starks engaged in marriage with close
relatives, i.e. incest. The most recent example is Jon’s maternal grandfather
Rickard Stark, who marries his first cousin once-removed Lyarra Stark. We are
talking about Ned’s parent, so this is very recent. It’s in the family tree, I’m
sure everyone knows about it. Not a problem.
The next two examples are a bit more distant. These
marriages are about two generations before Rackard and Lyarra married. These
are the marriages of Edric Stark to his half-niece Serena Stark and the
marriage of Jonnel Stark to his half-niece Sansa Stark. Jonnel and Edric were
brothers while Serena and Sansa were sisters. Neither of these two marriages seems
to have been political in nature as neither brother was the Stark heir and there
were plenty of Starks around. So there was no need to unite the family. It seems that they were both love matches and
I believe Rickard and Lyarra were as well. If there had been any issue
regarding the uncle/niece marriages, once the first one took place the second
one would not have been allowed.
Coming back to Jon’s beliefs regarding marrying a
relative, I think we have to take into consideration that these sorts of
marriages were not seen as wrong, they weren’t common place but they certainly took
place within the Stark family.
One shouldn’t argue Jon would marry Dany because he
learns that he is a Targaryen and decides to somehow forsake his Stark upbringing
and embrace the Targaryens practice. That’s a mistake. Jon is a Stark, he’s
lives by the values instilled in him by Ned, he’s culturally a Northerner and
nothing will change that.
But that doesn’t exclude a paring between him and
Dany because they are related. Starks are nobles and as nobles they have engaged
in incestuous marriages before. Jon might not want to marry Dany because of
whatever reason, he is still an individual and has his own likes and dislikes, but that reason would probably have
a lot less to do with incest than what most opponents to this paring think.
Regarding Dany’s view of incest, well, she is a true
Targaryen (culturally speaking). She grew up believing that she would marry
Viserys and as recently as A Dance with Dragons she opines that if Aegon,
Rhaegar’s son, had lived she would have married him:
“A crown should not sit easy on
the head. One of her royal forebears had said that, once. Some Aegon, but which
one? Five Aegons had ruled the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
There would have been a sixth, but the
Usurper’s dogs had murdered her brother’s son when he was still a babe
at the breast. If he had lived, I might have married him.”
At least as far as Dany’s concern she would not be oppose to marrying
Jon because he’s her nephew. She might not want to marry him because she’s not
attracted to him or doesn’t think that he would make a good political match (he
would make a good political match) but incest would not be something she would
be opposed to.
So, to those who oppose this paring because of incest, I say to them
that’s entirely your prerogative but don’t insert your modern day values into
these characters minds. What they have grown up believing is right or wrong in
regards to these marriages is different than what you believe.
Now, to my least favorite argument opposing the paring of Dany and Jon.
I can understand the incest dislike, totally, but to call this paring a cliché
is to pretty much ignoring the story, the character development or the circumstances
in which these two characters will probably meet.
If Dany and Jon had met in the first book and fallen in love at first
sight and been separated because of this or that and then reunited towards the
end of the story, I would call that a cliché, predictable and boring. But that’s nowhere near the story
and the story arcs we have read so far for Dany and Jon.
First, they haven’t even met, and we are close to reaching the third
act of this story. Second, these two characters have already had intense
romantic relationship with people who they both believe were the loves of their
lives. We are in book five and these two are still mourning the loss of Drogo
and Ygritte. And third, well they are aunt and nephew and they don’t know about
So, I ask those fans where is the cliché? Other than having the main
young male protagonist get together with the main female protagonist, there is
nothing ordinary about their story. There is going to probably be all kinds of
angst, misunderstanding, and whatever else GRRM decides to throw at this potential relationship. He so far
given a very interesting, in depth, deconstructed of the high fantasy tale, while
still keeping a lot of fantasy tropes within his story. Why then would he turn
around and just give us some “Disney fairy tale” between Dany and Jon? Do you
have so little faith in GRRM’s ability to bring these two characters together,
have us root for them and still think it’s a unique paring because of who these
characters will be when they meet. I don’t, I trust him completely to make me
root for them and then break my heart somehow.
And by the way I have no problems with cliché, they work, that’s why
they are used over and over again.
So, anon, that’s my really long winded (sorry) answer to why I think a
portion of the fandom hates the idea of a Dany x Jon paring.
P.S. Also, why is GRRM talking about Targaryen aunts and nephews marrying? I’ve seen the Targaryen family tree and there are no such marriages there…Freudian slip perhaps (minute 27:30).
Hi there. Can you do a drabble for Kiki/Leni with number 123 please? :)
When Leni had invited Kiki over to her house for smoothies, Kiki was not prepared for the wild circus of mayhem that was Leni’s ten siblings.
As soon as Leni let her in, Kiki was ambushed with a cacophony of voices and noises. There was an older teen girl chattering away on her cell phone, a pair of 6-year-old twins playing tug of war with the TV remote, rock guitar music and a chemical explosion from upstairs, all topped off with a screaming baby. And this was only six out of the ten siblings she was told of.
“Hi, Kiki!” Leni said, smiling cheerfully as she shouted to be heard over all the noise. “I’m so glad you’re here!”
Kiki cupped her hand around her ear and leaned closer, trying to listen to Leni’s voice over the noise. “Huh??” she shouted back, perhaps a bit too loudly. “What did you say?? I can’t hear you!!”
Leni took Kiki by the hand and started pulling her to another room. “Come on! It’s quieter in the kitchen!”
This turned out to be true, and Kiki quietly thanked her lucky stars. “Wow, you live with this ever day?” she remarked, ears still ringing. “And I thought living with one sister was nuts!”
Leni giggled and opened the fridge. “That’s how it always is around here,” she said as she gathered ingredients for making smoothies. “What’s it like at your house?”
Kiki leaned against the counter, rubbing her temples to soothe her headache. “It’s pretty noisy with my sister playing loud music and my dad yelling for her to turn it down. But this is a whole new level of crazy.”
“What about at work?” Leni asked, not looking up from the fridge as she rummaged around. “Your dad runs a fish stew shop, right?”
“It’s a pizzeria,” Kiki corrected. “Fish Stew Pizza. It can get pretty hectic during tourist season. Phones ringing, oven timers beeping, cash registers opening and closing and customers lined up out the door…”
“Wow!” Leni said, arms full of milk, peanut butter, bananas, and an ice cube tray. “I could never handle all that,” she said as she closed the fridge with her foot. “All that stuff going on all at once would make my head spin!”
Kiki giggled. “Hey, you need some help with that stuff? It looks pretty heavy.”
“Nah, I got it.” Leni winked and placed her armful of food on the counter. “If there’s one thing I’m good at around here, it’s making smoothies. Now step aside and watch a pro.”
Kiki wondered if Leni really was as good as she said or if she just wanted to impress her. Maybe it was both.
So along with never owning up to starting theApocalypse in season 4 (Cas knew Lilith was the last seal), I’ve haven’t seen Cas express any remorse for his part in the death of the innocent Nephilim girl. Cas only seemed troubled when he cause death to his fellow angels and mayhem in heaven, but he doesn’t seem to regret the human lives he destroyed on earth. Hannah had to guilt Cas into looking up the remanent of the Novak family.
The season 12 promo of Cas saying he has to stop Lucifer (since he freed Lucifer) to save the world, maybe Cas would finally start owning his past actions?
But just imagine that at TP zelink wedding, the ENTIRETY of Ordon village comes to castle town and causes mayhem and Link laughs and tells Zelda "I told you so!", because he warned her when she sent the invitations that Ganondorf couldn't cause half the chaos Ordonians could. But then the villagers bring amazing food and generally make the wedding perfect and Zelda wonders if they could visit more often
There was more slithering than actual pouncing today; if he’d been in the mood, it seemed to have burned out in the earlier mayhem and chaos. He’d had the decency to change into something less scorched, at least, even if it was Danny’s, and while he paused to rest his chin over Plas’s shoulder, a light tickling to the ghost’s other cheek would probably make Pit Snake known, too.
Had they met? Well, whatever. Now they had.
“How d’you go from that to…going back to dealing with heavy shit again? ‘Cause I don’t wanna.” It was half a pout, half genuine complaint, and he exhaled a soft huff through his nose.
Honestly, I think a whole month of “Halloween” really ruins how special the night is supposed to be. A month of preparations, costume making, scary movies and candy? Yes. But Halloween should be one crazy night full of madness and mayhem, not a week of parties.
For his photo project ‘3 Glasses,’
photographer Marcos Alberti
took 4 portraits of his subjects:
one before, and one after each
of 3 successive glasses of wine. Source
There is a saying about wine that I really like and it’s something like this “The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem.” I really wanted to see it for myself if that affirmation was in fact true.