Imagine Graves with really bad pickup lines except he messes them up. Such as "I like your last name, can I have it?". Instead he says "I like my last name, would you like it?" And he just gets blank/offended stares until someone (Newt?) starts accepting his ridiculous offers and they end up dating.
Sorry for such a latee reply anon! I hope you don’t mad at me. *puppy eyes*
Here you are; hope you enjoyed the prompt!
He knew this is what they call ‘Love at first sight’. Oh Mercy Lewis, look at that beautiful ginger soft wavy curls. His smile is brighter than the sun and Percival thinks he may burn like vampire in daylight. Percival keep his face neutral though he’s pretty panic inside when the man in blue coat walks to his direction.
“You must be Mr. Graves!” The man says with sincere smile as he offers his hand. Percival tries to look surprise as he took the man’s warm hand in his, oh, this is too much to handle.
“Yes, and…?” The man blushes, pulls his hand back to his side as he stutters his introduction.
“O-oh, I’m so sorry. I’m Newt—Newt Scamander” He grins and Percival feels his heart’s working too hard. He clears his throat.
“What a unique name,” He whispers and Newt chuckles “Yeah, who’s gonna name their kids a lizard.”
“Oh no, no. I’m Percival Graves, by the way.” The director smirks because he just comes up with the perfect pick-up line for this situation. No one knows that Percival always prepare some pick-up lines, just in case, like this time. Without thinking, Percival blurts out.
“And I like my last name, would to like to have it?”
Newt looks offended and Percival realizes what did he just say!? Nope. No no no no no! He meant to say ‘I like your last name, can I have it?’ Oh Mercy Lewis! He rehearses this like a thousand time, then why he messes it up. Percival you stupid!
The magizoologist seems to zone out for a while, and he is looking at his feet like there’s something on his shoes.
“Em…well…” Newt reluctantly looks up to meet Percival’s eyes; the director is beet red and embarrassed. Fortunately, there’s no one here to witness.
“I’m…I’m sorry, Mr. Scamander. I don’t know what—I mean, it meant to be I like your last name.” That makes thing worse. Newt squints at Percival, eyebrows furrows tight.
“That’s quite bold for our first meeting though.” Newt interrupts, playing with the hem of his blur coat, and Percival gulps nervously. Of course Newt doesn’t buy it. What a lame pick-up line.
“Can we at least dating first? I don’t want to skip to the wedding without dating.” Newt gives the director soft smile and Percival swears he’s shocked. Hell yeah! Why not!?
“Y-yes, of course, yes. I’d love that.”
At that, they starts dating, much to everyone confusion. However, despite their awkward and confusing beginning, it ends rather perfectly.