[ to @newtscamamder ] salut elena, and happy happy happy birthday!!! it’s been entirely too long since i’ve talked to you, and even longer since i wrote something for you, so enjoy some spur-of-the-moment drarry headcanons <3
after the war, the first thing harry said to draco was at least a little surprising, if not worrying
”move in with me, malfoy”
”no way in hell, potter”
apparently, there was a way in hell
a nervous draco showed up to the address harry had owled him months before and knocked softly
the door swung open to reveal a ruffled potter, who immediately smiled as he saw draco
“i was hoping you’d show up, draco”
two weeks later, they’re skirting around the apartment and acting as if they barely knew each other
which, of course, wasn’t true
harry was acutely aware that draco brushed his teeth with his left hand, but turned a book page with his right
and draco was intensely trying to ignore the fact that harry cleaned up every single mess in the house without ever bringing it up to the blond
two months later, they’re friendly
joking around about the years they spent in misplaced hatred
“still think you got a chance with the weaslette, potter?”
“only if that flower girl – what’s her name, peony? – would take you off my hands”
quietly, they grew closer and closer
close enough to lay on top of each other
and jokingly flirt
and sometimes not jokingly flirt
after their first year, harry took draco to a christmas at the weasleys
“they’re my family, and i wouldn’t want to just leave you at home”
it was awkward and shifty
until molly took draco into the biggest bear hug and whispered “i’ll go knit you a sweater”
draco wouldn’t admit it, but he had tears in his eyes
after that, draco and harry were practically inseparable
the only way one could tell they weren’t actually together is by seeing that they weren’t hold hands
until one day, they did
maybe it was draco that grabbed harry’s hand, or harry grabbed draco’s
neither of them knew who made the first move
they never mentioned that moment
or the little sparks that flew whenever their fingers touched
but it was always on the back of their minds
and then, it was always in front
then it was on the tip of their tongues
and one night, tipsy draco told even tipsier harry
“i want to hold your hand all the time”
granted, it wasn’t the most articulated thought that draco ever had
but it was enough to get the point across
and enough to ignite the flame in harry’s heart and make harry’s eyes shine
There is no rush of adrenaline from elusive nightmares, just a blissful warmth and steady weight on his chest. Shiro blinks groggily as he becomes more alert, and notices the screen at the end of his bed had shut off, movie long since ended. The hour is late and Shiro has no intention of getting out of bed, especially when Keith is fast asleep and draped squarely over his chest like an oversized cat.
A lazy smile spreads over Shiro’s face at the sight. He nuzzles into Keith’s hair and inhales, basking in the light scent that means home. Keith’s body is warm and pliant against his own and Shiro moves his head slightly to press his lips to the nearest part of Keith’s forehead. The soft sound of the kiss is the only thing to break the stillness of the room, barely heard over the distant hum of the castle’s ventilation.
Keith snuffs and twitches in his sleep, eyelashes fluttering, and Shiro’s heart melts. He smiles again and rubs Keith’s side, feeling the muscles relax under his touch. Keith’s head begins to slide and Shiro has to redirect his left hand to catch Keith’s head before it falls onto the mattress. Keith snores softly, undisturbed by the movement, and Shiro bites back a chuckle. Once Keith head is secure, he returns his arm to its previous job, gently stroking Keith through the fabric of his shirt.
Shiro’s prosthetic lies on a shelf next to the bed, and it’s in moments like these that Shiro truly mourns the loss of his arm. The reality that he has only one flesh arm to hold Keith with leaves a longing sort of sadness in his chest. There is nothing he wouldn’t give to have another hand to cradle Keith’s head, fingers to thread through his hair while his first arm is wrapped snugly around the smaller boy’s shoulders. But wishing gets him nowhere and he must settle for one thing, so he slides his arm over Keith’s back and clasps the far shoulder, pulling him more snugly against his own body. He brings what’s left of his right arm and tucks it against Keith’s side. It isn’t much, but it’s another point of physical contact–something he knows Keith craves. It soothes Shiro too; Keith’s soft skin is such a stark difference from the harsh realities around them that Shiro never slips away, mind content to rest in the sensation.
Keith’s quiet breaths are flitting over Shiro’s collarbone, and with each rise of Keith’s chest Shiro can feel the tension bleeding out of his own body. The other boy’s presence is comforting, even in sleep, and the sudden feeling of safety is like water to his parched soul. Shiro drinks it in greedily, eyes closing of their own accord as sleep overtakes him again. He can feel Keith’s heartbeat against his own, and it fills him with a simple, pure joy.
I use this technique for almost every single envelope I make because it’s very easy and looks very professional if done cleanly. You can use any size of paper and any adhesive. The envelope below was made with the exact same technique from an old birding book page. <3
First, start with a piece of paper, of course. Scissors and adhesive are all that you require, but I’m using a pen to mark off areas that will be discarded as well. Usually, I would never use Scotch tape, but I didn’t want to wait for other adhesives to dry.
First, we’re going to turn the paper over so that the inside is facing us. Then begin by folding the bottom edge 2/3 to ¾ of the way across to the other side. The paper you leave hanging out will become the envelope’s flap closure, so plan ahead!
Now fold each side in by a few centimeters.. These will become the side flaps, so making them about the same width is advisable. I just eyeball it, but if you want, you can use a ruler to get them perfectly symmetrical. These can be visible or not depending on how you fold the final product.
I avoid double creasing to keep things clean, and I unfold the bottom before creasing the sides. Likewise, I unfold the sides when I fold down the top closure flap, as you can see below.
Once you unfold the whole thing, you’ll be left with a piece of paper with creases. Below, I’ve used a pen to show you which creases need to be cut along in order to form the flaps.
Once you’ve cut the approproate pieces off, you’re ready to fold along the creases you’ve already made and apply adhesive. Again, I’m using this tape which I would not recommend. XD
Fold the bottom up and the sides in, and you’ve got yourself an envelope, my dears. :3
Hopefully this helps you when you need to send your next letter!