You opned your eyes as the blindfold was taken off. At first you couldn’t sse anything as the brightness around you blinded your eyes. Yoi tried to move your hands but they were tied to the chair you were sitting on.
As your eyes got used to fhd light you made out the room around you - plain white walls,dark wooden floors. Some paintings were hanging from the walls, hravy mahogany furniture was spread around the room and there was a giant chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
The back of your head was aching from the blow that had taken you out.
The door of the room opened and Graves came in.
‘What is the meaning of this?’ You demanded. 'Release me at once!’
'Ah, goof you’re awake.’ He said ignoring your words. 'Now, I can release you, but only if yoh do as I say.’
'Well, that is unfortunate. Imperio!’
You suddenly felt as if you were in a dream. It was quite nice being like that. You were going to be just fine if you did as you were told.
Youblost track of time and suddenly realized you were walking toward Tina’s flat.
“What am I doing?!” You asked yourself.
'You are looking for Newton Scamander to tell him he must come with you to Central Park. And bring his case.’ A voice in your head answered.
“I am under the Imperius curse.” You realised.
You decided to continue following Graves’ instructions and warn Newt.
You soon reached the flat and knockex on the door,
'Oh hello!’ Queenie said as she opened it.
'Hey Queenie, is Newt here?’
'Oh, dear, he just went out looking for you! He was worried because you didn’t come back last night.’
'Where did he go?’
'Oh, well, I think he wentbto Central park, because he thought you were checking the place for any of his creatures.’
“Oh no” you thought, but you only said: 'I’m going to go find him.’
You reached the park when you finally caught sight of him.
“He’s brought the case damn it.”
'Newt!’ You shouted. He stooped, turned around and smiled at you.
'Hey, (Y/N)! I was worried, where were you?’
'Newt, it’s a trap, you must go, somewhere far-’
’(Y/N), what are you talking about-’
Suddenly you felt as if your whole body was burning, the pain was unimaginable. “Cruciatus….” You knew.
’(Y/N)!(Y/N), what is going on?!’ Newt caught you as you fell to the ground, screaming.
The pain disappeared as fast as it came and you managed to catch your breath.
'Graves.’ You said in a weak, cracking voice. You stood up, hardly holding your balance. Newt caught you as you almost fell back down.
'What about him? What is he doing to you?’
'He wants you. Your case. He needs your creatures for something-’
And then you noticed him walking toward you, raising his wand.
You quickly pulled Newt to the ground as a blast passed a hair away from your heads.
Jumping back up you and Newt started throwing curses and jinxes at him, but you were no match. For each curse one of you threw he shot back three and soon you were on!y defending yourselves, unable to attack, retreating.
He soon pushed you into a dead- end valley. You didn’t have the power to apparate and even if you did it would coat you your life.
And then suddenly it hit you. You missed one of his spells and it hit you. You looked down and yousaw blood soakimg through your clothes. You were falling yet again.
’(Y/N)!’ Newt shouted as he stood in front of you, repelling Graves’ spells.
You gathered all the strength you could, caught Newt’s ankle and apparated to the first place you thought of - the bank where you first saw him, chasing that black ball of fur.
And then everything turned black.
You opened your eyes to a warm light, luckily not a blinding one this time. You tried to stand up but a sharp pain flew through your body, making you shut your eyes thightly and hold back a shout.
You turned your head around, realizing you were in Newt’s case. There was a Kneazle cuddled next to you, but it jumped off as it felt you move.
It came back with Newt a few minutes later.
'Hey!’ He said, sitting next to you. 'How are you feeling?’
'Been better.’ You said weakly. 'What happened?’
'Well in short - you took us to the bank, I had to obliviate the security guard that saw us, then I took us back to Tina’s flat and er…patched you up.’ He finished blushing a little and shuffling uncomfortably.
You looked down and zaw the bandages covering the whole of your body, your left leg and arm as well.
'Thanks.’ You said. 'How long was I out for?’
'Wow. Bet you found all the creatures then.’
'No, I….uh….I stayed here in….in case you w-woke up.’ He shifted uncomfortably again.
'Thank you.’ You said awkwardly and sat up your back against the wall.
You and Newt were locked in each other’s gaze for a moment when he suddenly leaned forward and crashed his lips on yours. You were stunned for a second, but then you kisssed back.
After yoh split apart you smiled awkwardly at each other and turned away, blushing heavily.
And then the silence was broken by your rumbling stomach.
'Sorry-’ you murmured, but Newt jumped up, saying:
'You’re probably starving, let me get you something.’ He then clumsily walked away, swaying a little.
Your stomached probably rumbled more of nervousness than of hunger, but you still chuckled and smiled to yourself.
We have been shown the freedom to imagine things
such as "infinite" love and what's beyond the sky. That's why, at this very moment, in the interval of a second,
I wish to cross the world lines and protect your smile.
“On line, 21 Apr 1968, Opn MENG HO 11, minutes before assault on Ky Son. Two ROK APCs and B21 in background. LT Hasty and Meerholz can be seen on Bootlegger. In ensuing firefight, crew wounded, Meerholz KIA, and LT Hasty fighting tank and earning Silver Star.”