I’m very concerned about the fact that people are shipping credence with Graves and let me explain why.
WARNING: SPOILERS AND MENTIONS OF ABUSE
We have credence a boy who has been abused by his mother for the entirety of his life, both physically and verbally. He is also pretty young considering he’s living with an adoptive mother, although this is just an assumption. But assuming I’m right about him being pretty young it’s not ok that y'all are shipping someone as old as Graves with someone Credence’s age. That point aside, Credence is someone who has been hurt all his life. He meets Graves and believes that maybe there is someone that he can trust right? But here’s the thing, Graves is manipulative and abusive. Don’t argue with me.he.is. Ok so Graves finds credence and promises to help him in return for a favor. When he finds credence hurt and asking for help what does he do? Punches him in the face and demands that he help him. Okay that’s strike one, physically attacking him. Then when credence helps him find what he wants he immediately tosses him aside. He says that credence is useless to him now and that he doesn’t need him. He throws in some verbal punches about credence being a squib as well, which is something he’s been abused about forever. That’s strike two. Now once Graves discovers that credence is actually what he’s been looking for he does a complete switch and tries to convince credence that he is useful and could be tought. He claims that they’ll do great things together and wow look at that manipulation. That is strike three. This is in no way healthy or romantic. It is abuse. Credence deserved better and he certainly deserves better than y'all shipping him with that crusty ass piece of shit.