They meet when Jack’s sixteen–at a nightclub that he shouldn’t be in. He’s an orphan about to age out, and Dark’s the nation’s most dangerous man. He kills, steals, and sells, and when he stumbles upon the young boy, he thinks nothing of him except for being a quick and dirty fuck.
Except he can’t get him out of his mind. Jack McLoughlin becomes an addiction, the only person in the world he’s ever sought after fervently–the only person he’s ever kept up with again and again, throughout the years, finding every available bit of information, learning every in and out of his life. He chooses Jack above anyone else, makes him his, and Jack steps into the role of The Monster’s Darling like he was born for it. They fuck exclusively, it’s all they ever seem to do, until the younger brings feelings into it.
Jack happening to fall in love was unavoidable but undesirable.
Dark doesn’t love him. But his feelings begin to twist when Jack leaves him for another man. He’s desperate to have him back, but his affection for the young man cost him–Jack is kidnapped by an opposing organization, who seek to see Dark ruined, even if that means killing his darling in the process.
He kills them all. Jack returns to him scarred but alive, older than he’s ever been. But when he comes, he stays, and doesn’t want to leave.
It’s not quite love, but Dark knows there’s always been something between them, undeniable and strong, full of soft kisses and luminescent smiles, and he’s just fine with keeping it that way.
“You know what this means, don’t you?” Dark had said, snickering
at the kid’s confused look. “This isn’t your normal hookup. When I
choose someone, they’re mine.”
“I’m here, aren’t I?” Jack had fired back, and once the words were out, the entire rest of his future had been sealed.
“Can you both stop acting like children for ten fucking seconds?” Dark puts a hand to his head. “Jesus.”
“You talk a lot of smack for someone who fucked a kid,” Jules hums, rummaging through his desk drawer.
[cracks knuckles] MMMM BOI LEMME TELL YA I LOVE THIS TRIO OK. Their dynamic is just my favorite thing. A m a z i n g job as usual GG!! And so this was one of my favorite scenes?? so?? I?? Made?? A?? Little?? Comic?? This took me fuckin weeks to do because i took so long trying to get their facial expressions just right ya know? and it was really good practice for scowls and generally pissed-off expressions so yay!!
I just,, I fuckin love TMD and this part was so beautiful and everything is being tied together so well honestly its just a masterpiece,,,, fuck man.
also there’ll be a second part to this to finish out that scene, i was just too excited to post this page!!
sorry the panels are all so wonky i cant draw straight lines very well wtf is a ruler
Some stuff about TMD you may (or may not) have known.
More to be added, probably.
Dark is canonically 7-8 years
older than Jack (putting him in his mid-30s as of the most recent
part). Dark was just shy of 24 when Jack was 16.
Jules began working for Dark after
Dark was contracted to kill him—Jules offered him a counter
proposal and agreed to use his image and wealth as a means of
covering Dark’s tracks—he agreed.
When asked why, Jules explains it
as, “Organized crime was the only thing I hadn’t tried.”
a loose sense, Dark and Jack are two sides of the same coin—always
with one another, from start to finish.
didn’t select Jack out of the crowd because he looked like
Anti—there had always been something about him that drew him in.
part 11, “and this is more than i can speak on” Jack mentions a
girl teaching him how to dance right before he went out to meet Dark
the first time. The girl was implied to be Signe.
discovering Jack, Cry had planned out the encounter from the
beginning, hoping for the exact result which occurred.
and Dark have no relation (it’s just ironic, somehow)
really hates Anti as a general human being.
lot of explicit things happened between Jack and Cry, not limited to
physical torture. There were some aspects of emotional manipulation,
sleep deprivation, and rape/non-con elements. He’s not over it, even
if he pretends to be. It’s part of the reason he’s so adamant about
killing him—as though to somehow rid himself of the memories.
the first part, Dark notes that Jack doesn’t like being tied up
during sex. It makes him feel helpless and it scares him. However,
Jack is not opposed to being pinned down by hands, which causes the
opposite effect—it grounds him.
is aromantic. He’s fine with casual sex, but romantic love is
something out of his ballpark. He does care about Dark in his own
way, but it’s certainly not love, and it was never reciprocated.
is asexual. The thought of sex completely disgusts him.
always considered himself to be bisexual even though most of his
relationships have been male.
describes Dark as, “he’s it for me.”
does love Jack.
15, “i don’t wanna hear about the bad blood anymore” is the only
part not told through Dark’s POV.
of the 16 parts have titles from Bastille lyrics.
series title “The Monster’s Darling” is both the idea of Jack
being the gem of the “Monster” Dark, but also it’s a play on a
series I read a long time ago entitled “Pendragon’s Darling.”
series really has nothing to do with TMD. I just drew the
inspiration for the title.
by Halsey is my big TMD song. There’s a playlist that I’ll
eventually draw up with the rest of the songs that are my general
I am in loveee with the new releases from Fakeicon and Boys to the Bone! Inspiration sparks every time I collide both of their creations in one post. I also love this new not-an-arm that I have and think I’ll be setting an odd trend wearing it for a lot of posts xD. Thanks for visiting, and hope you like! ♥
ok But as a person who is constantly thirsty™ for TMD contend please do share these AU's????
I don’t know if I could properly explain every AU I’ve ever had for TMD haha
My favorite one is the AU where Dark dies or goes missing and Jack goes from being the Monster’s Darling to the Monster. Jack becomes nasty, cruel, and cold, bitter from the grief of losing the one thing in his life that means the most. Anti’s his right hand. Everyone in Dark’s organization bows to him. That innocence Dark fell in love with fades, and Jack will stop at nothing to find out what happened, and make whoever did pay for it.
Prompt: you’re trying
to toilet train your 20 pound cat and you sent me this photo and now I can’t
stop crying out of laughter in public.
A/N: Happy birthday
to my favourite human @fetchalgernon - I love you. Thank you for making it
impossible for me to write modern!jily and not include algernon. So here you go, 100%
of fluff and shenanigans, with next to 0 plot. I hope you enjoy <3
It’s three in the afternoon on a Saturday when Lily
drops a bag of frozen peas all over the floor of her local supermarket.
It really isn’t her fault, to be perfectly honest.
Yes, she’s making a fool of herself, crying with laughter as she struggles to
gather the peas that have spilled all over the floor. and the others down the
aisle - from the old woman looking at the yorkshire puddings, all the way to
the middle aged man studying a ratty shopping list - probably think she’s
mental now, but it really isn’t her fault.
Picture this: you’re running errands, casually making
your way through every different sodding aisle of the nearest Tesco Express
because Sirius and co. are coming over for dinner, and the only things you have
in your fridge are mustard and cheese crackers – and even though you know full
well they wouldn’t mind, you actually feel like trying for a change.
Your phone buzzes with a message notification, and
when you slide your finger over the screen, you’re met with a picture of
Algernon, your boyfriend’s insane and alarmingly orange cat, sitting
next to an empty litter box. Yes, empty, because all of the litter is strewn
across the midnight blue carpet, and you can practically feel James’
despair simply by looking at his face.
If this was the case, you’d probably be cracking up
like an idiot as well.
[15:02] james: toilet training
algernon is not… going as expected
[15:03] lily: I dropped my
[15:03] james: ???
[15:04] james: tht was a typo
[15:05] lily: I was getting
food for tonight and the picture you sent me made me drop my bag of peas.
[15:06] lily: They rolled
everywhere, James. I hope you’re peased with yourself.
[15:06] james: :(
[15:06] james: btw i cant believe
YOU made a pun
[15:06] lily: I know, you’re a
[15:06] lily: Also, you’re
cleaning that up.
[15:07]: james: just like u
cleaned up the peas right