“‘The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.’ The universe isn’t evil, John. It’s just indifferent. That hasn’t changed. It can’t. But what I did for you proved something to me. Something I hadn’t believed until that moment.” “What?” “It’s you who’s right. There is love in the world.”
“I’m not going to say I haven’t done stupid things. I have. I’ve done stupid things, really stupid. But I was trying to help people. And I, you know, it just got… Kind of like when your car goes into a skid and they tell you, you know, ‘turn into the skid’, and then, you find yourself coasting - trying to hang on and hoping that somehow you’ll straighten out before you… get to the edge."
My Hogwarts!Luther fic is stuck in my head, so I made this as inspiration.
It’s hilarious how all Harry Potter-verse house pairings still apply (even the Luther-Zoe-Mark triangle, if we assume Mark’s a Hufflepuff. Which, seeing him post-Zoe and with Jenny, makes complete sense).