I really liked fantastic beasts and where to find them, but everyone keeps going on about Newt and Tina. To me they no chemistry as a couple. Very good friends? Absolutely. A couple? Not so much. (On the other hand, Jacob and Queenie are chock full of adorableness!)
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Winter snow fell down in front of your window. You watched below as they settled onto the road and sidewalks. It was beautiful.
As of now, you and Newt were staying with the Goldstein sisters and Jacob. The both of you had agreed to stay with them for a small vacation after all of the hard work you put into creating Newt’s book. You didn’t know where yours and Newt’s relationship would go after this. If you were just going to go back to England and stay there, or if you were going to stay with Newt and continue traveling with him.
It was hard to think about leaving him, but then again, he might not want you around.
He might just take someone else who is equally interested in fantastic beasts like you.
You loved the Goldstein sisters with all your heart. They took you and Newt in the last time you were in New York, and they even let you stay with them for your small vacation. You were grateful for the amount of hospitality they extended towards you and Newt, but you couldn’t help but be jealous of one of the sisters… Tina.
Newt and Tina had a special connection that nobody could deny. You and Newt were close, but you wouldn’t be so close if it weren’t for the amount of time you spent traveling with him. However, Tina has only known Newt for a couple of months, and she has already gained access to Newt’s case and his emotions. Meanwhile, it took you several months to be able to discover all of Newt’s case and even more time to really figure out his emotions.
Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. If anything, Tina probably deserves Newt more, and it’s not like he had any feelings for you anyways.
“Honey, are you ok?” Queenie’s voice suddenly broke through your thoughts.
You turned away from the window you were looking out of to look at Queenie. Her mouth was set into a gentle frown, her face showing signs of worry.
She reached out to you and touched your shoulder. “Now, don’t be thinking those negative thoughts, ok? You deserve love too, hun.”
Gently, you shrugged off her hand and stood up. You smiled a little bit and hugged her. She was so caring and so gentle. What would you do without her?
“Thanks Queenie. You’re so sweet.” You separated yourself from her and held onto her shoulders. “I’m just a little confused and all, but I’ll be ok.”
She smiled and gave you another hug before walking off to the kitchen. You sat down on the couch and started to think once more.
“We’re all going ice skating today, do you want to come?” Queenie’s voice coming from the kitchen.
“Oh, yeah of course. I don’t have any skates though, so I can just sit and watch.”
Queenie came back into the room with two steaming cups of hot chocolate. “No, no, no, I have an extra pair of skates that I’ve grown out of that you can use. It’ll be fun, I promise!”
You chuckled a little bit at Queenie’s cheerfulness. Suddenly, a loud crash and stomping noises could be heard from behind the guest room’s door. Newt and Tina crashed out of the room, hand in hand and laughing. They looked at you and Queenie on the couch.
“Queenie, you should have seen it! The erumpent got out of her enclosure and was chasing Newt all over the place!” Tina managed to laugh out.
Newt chuckled nervously, looking at you. You weren’t laughing, though. You were looking at Newt’s and Tina’s hands entwined together. You shouldn’t be jealous, it was really nothing. Yet, you couldn’t help but feel a little jealous looking at them.
“Ah, yes, she just got out when I was trying to feed her. Tina found it quite comical.” Newt looked down at his shoes, trying to think why you looked so sad.
There was a loud silence filling the room. You were thinking of Newt and Tina, while Queenie was listening to the barrage of thoughts swarming through Newt’s head.
“Sorry if we were loud, um, Y/n… are you coming ice skating with us?” Tina asked.
“Oh, yeah I am. I think it’s gonna be fun.”
Another long period of silence filled the room. Newt let go of Tina’s hand and stood there awkwardly.
Queenie stood up and smoothed out her dress. “Well, I’m gonna go get ready now. Y/n, why don’t you come with me to try the skates on?”
“Sure.” You followed Queenie out of the room, all the while Newt watching the two of you leave while Tina also started to walk towards her room.
Newt stood there for a little bit, perplexed by why you looked so distressed before. He cared about you and seeing you like that really hurt him.
Deciding not to worry to much about it, he walked back into the guest room to start getting ready for tonight.
You had all just left the Goldstein’s apartment and picked up Jacob from his bakery. The cold wind nipped at your skin as you neared the skating rink.
Jacob and Queenie were walking in front of you, hand in hand and looking as adorable as ever. Meanwhile, Newt and Tina were walking behind you, laughing at each other’s stories and jokes. Leaving you as the fifth wheel.
Whatever, you weren’t going to waste this night moping about because of your feelings. Tonight you were going to live a little and have some fun learning how to ice skate, no matter how hard it may be.
Finally, you arrived at the rink. There were a few other couples skating around along with some kids. You sat down on one of the benches and started to get the skates on.
“Have you ever skated before?” You jumped a little when you heard Newt’s voice. You hadn’t even heard him sit down next to you.
“Never, but I’m hoping I can get the hang of it.”
“I bet you’ll do fine. You can always hold on to me if you need help.” You looked towards Newt to see a shy smile placed on his face. You smiled back and stood up on your skates, immediately wobbling and almost falling over until you felt Newt’s hands on the small of your back holding you up.
“I didn’t think you’d need help until you actually got onto the ice.” You could literally hear the smugness in his voice.
“Well I’m sorry I’ve never tried these torture devices on before.”
“Oh, so now they’re torture devices? Are you saying your feet already hurt when you haven’t even skated yet?”
You laughed and turned towards Newt on your wobbly feet. “Yes, quite frankly, they-”
“Newt, are you coming or not?” Tina yelled out. She was already on the ice along with Queenie and Jacob.
“O-oh, yes, I’m just finishing lacing up!” Newt looked at you. Once again, there was that sad look placed on your face.
“Are you ok? You seem to be quite distant lately, love.”
You shot your head up at that. You didn’t think he noticed anything, well you definitely hoped he wouldn’t notice anything. It was nice to know that he cared, though.
You smiled softly,”Yea, I’m fine, thank you for asking. Now, could you help me onto the ice?”
Newt smiled back before taking your hand and leading you towards the ice. Once you were there, you just stood there for a second before walking on carefully. Newt showed you how to start skating around and he also showed you how to stop. You had fallen multiple times attempting to stop. It was so much fun being able to just laugh at yourself slipping all over the place, and now you were even starting to get the hang of things.
“Ok, now just follow me. You can do it.” Newt was skating backwards in front of you so he could watch you and see if you were doing well enough on your own.
You continued skating until Tina came around and skated right beside you.
“Hey Newt, you want to take some laps around? I’m sure Y/n can do well enough on her own.” You frowned a little bit at that.
And with that, they both skated away, Tina grabbing onto Newt’s hand and whispering something into his ear. Totally leaving you where you were.
You skated around for a little bit, before stopping because your feet hurt. You could hear Queenie laughing at a joke Jacob said. Newt and Tina were still doing laps around the rink, hand in hand. There goes that nagging feeling in your head again.
Deciding that it was time to get up again, you stood up and skated onto the ice. However, you didn’t realize that someone was already coming up fast from behind you. That person was not able to stop in time before colliding into you, making you both fall over.
You let out a grunt before crashing onto the ice and right onto your elbows.
“I-I’m so so sorry, I didn’t see you coming onto the ice!”
You looked back to the person who hit you. It was a kid who looked extremely scared.
You smiled nervously. She didn’t know you were coming onto the ice, it wasn’t her fault.
“It’s ok, I guess I should also watch out for people.” You pushed yourself up and off the ice, all of a sudden feeling a harsh sting coming from your elbow. You grit your teeth and looked down at the ice. There, where you fell were two large droplets of blood. Another drop soon joining them.
You skated off of the ice and sat down at a bench to take a look at your elbows. Both of them had been badly scratched and it hurt when you stretched your arms out. You attempted to put some pressure on them with your hands but hissed and let go when they stung.
Queenie and Jacob were coming off of the ice to ask you why you sat down when they saw your bloody hands and elbows.
“Oh, sweetie, what on earth happened?”
“It was nothing, I-I just fell.” Suddenly, a loud laugh was heard from the distance. You looked up and saw Newt and Tina still skating, Tina laughing loudly at something Newt said. They hadn’t even noticed anything wrong or that you had gotten off the ice… they were undisturbed.
Tears started to fill your eyes. You felt unwanted and jealous all at the same time, a dangerous combination of emotions. Quickly, you untied your skates and put on your shoes.
Jacob put a hand on your shoulder, noticing how quickly you were trying to wrap things up.
“You okay kiddo? We can get some bandages for you and clean you up.”
Now you felt like you were ruining they’re night. You shouldn’t be burdening them like this.
Queenie looked at you sympathetically. She could hear all of your thoughts and she hated how you were putting yourself down so much. “Honey, no, you’re not burdening us. You got hurt and it’s not your fault.”
“N-no, I’m just going to go back to the apartment. I’ll see y-you guys later.” You looked up once more to see that Newt and Tina were still skating around, and they had even begun twirling each other on the ice.
Another wave of tears hit you hard. You grabbed your skates and ran out of the rink as quickly as you could, avoiding Queenie and Jacob’s yells for you to come back.
Ok, I actually feel pretty good about this one. I hope you guys like it too :)
Queenie Goldstein is the first female character I have seen that is both kick ass and shamelessly feminine.
I feel that in many movies and books with a female heroine, they are made to be hyper-masculine. The author or director spends a lot of time focusing on what makes her tougher than the rest: her ability to shoot, her incredible stamina, or her snarkiness towards authority and ability to “stick it to the man.” (Hunger Games, anyone?)
None of these things are bad things in the slightest, no, but these films and books tend to point fingers at femininity and show it as a sign of weakness which it most definitely is not!!
Queenie Goldstein is the embodiment of all things feminine, domestic, sweet and soft spoken.
She is also a kick-ass, hardworking, indendent woman, and that’s fucking awesome.
On the surface, and this is probably because from a young age I was trained to make these assumptions about exceptionally feminine people, she seems very material. Provocative, flirty, soft spoken and almost frail. But!!!!!! dig deeper!!!!!!!!!!
She is a ridiculously powerful, powerful witch and a skilled Legilimens. The most skilled I have been able to find in any of the HP books by far which takes extensive training and concentration in order to do. Which helps her in her ability to read people and dig beyond the surface in order to help them in any way she can.
She was orphaned and still held a household together with ease and cared for her sister fiercely.
She singlehandedly snuck Jacob, Newt and Tina out of jail, but if anyone else had attempted to do it they would’ve been found out… Because she is also highly skilled at manipulation to achieve power. (Queenie=Slytherin?? Hell yes.) She bravely goes out to fight the Obscurial even though she may die, looks beyond what lies in Jacob’s physical features and loves him as a complete person regardless of the circumstances, and is all around a wonderfully kick ass, hard core, powerful, beautifully feminine girl hero. I love Queenie Goldstein. So so so much.