Smile - Part 2

No. 12, Grimmauld Place – 1939

Cygnus: I - I don’t know…

Irma: Well, that behaviour is not acceptable in this house. And must be punished.

Cygnus looks at his sister for a reaction. She gives none.

Irma: Come now, Cygnus. Everyone is waiting.

There is a sickening crunch and Walburga reels backwards, before steadying herself.

She relaxes her balled fist, wiping the blood from her nose.

Irma Black watches her two children, expression unreadable. Her voice interrupts the screaming.


Part 1


what the actual heck am I doing instead of homework?????

C: I always roll my eyes whenever someone mentions “emasculating black men” – usually by the hands of black women – and how it’s messing up the black community. In reality it’s the toxic hyper masculinity of black men that’s doing all the damage and what makes black masculinity so fragile. But of course whenever I bring it up people wanna play dumb and act like they don’t know what I’m talking about.

Porcelain Black  {Sentence Starters}

  • “I won’t take no for an answer.”
  • “I’m ready to go! I’m taking chances!”
  • “Can’t help that I’m attracted to danger.”
  • “Yeah, look at me. Tell me what you see.” 
  • “Everybody knows that I’ll play your game.”
  • “We gonna get this, we gonna start a fight.” 
  • It was never me and you. NEVER me and you.”  
  • “How do you love someone without getting hurt?”
  • “It’s hard to tell the truth when you’ve always lied.” 
  • “Definitely not an angel, but I’m not that evil, you know.”  
  • “You were everything I wanted, but nothing that I needed.”
  • “The world’s a tiny place. There’s nowhere you can hide.”
  • “Gimme a microphone cause I wanna get loud. So so loud!”
  • “Don’t believe you when you say… you say you’re gonna change.”  
  • “They told me I’d never survive, but survival’s my middle name!”
  • “Don’t get in my face. Don’t invade my space. I’ll put you in your place.”  
  • “Mama never taught me how to love. Daddy never taught me how to feel.”
  • “Mama found everything hard to handle. Daddy never stood up like a man.”  
  • “I’ve been waiting for something to feel real… and I thought I found it with you.”   

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