Please can we talk about CREEDENCE BAREBONE and PERCIVAL GRAVES?????
So after seeing the movie and reading the script (it was on sale and I’m a weak, weak person) I am in love with Credence (and I want Graves to do filthy horrible things to him).
I’m not sure what specifically you would like me to talk about, but I did just think of a fun alternate ending where Credence does attack and kill Graves/Grindelwald while in his Obscurus form, which reveals Graves is actually Grindelwald post mortem.
Credence lives in the end. He’s taken in by Tina and Queenie because they’re good witches, but mainly because their home is near the MACUSA headquarters (where he would be staying if not for Tina and Newt persuading President Picquery and also for the fact that Credence did technically kill the most wanted/dangerous dark wizard, so she can give him a bit of wiggle room).
Tina is in charge of looking after him while they figure out what to do with him and they look for the original Graves.
Who they find a week later because Graves, without Grindelwald holding him captive with his magic, has escaped and managed to travel back to New York via no-maj transportation (Graves is so gaunt and looks beat up as hell, but so happy too, he’s a tough son of a bitch). Graves gets the story of what happened from Picquery. Is pretty insulted that no one noticed (he’s reevaluating some things about himself now).
Learning about Credence he goes to meet the no-maj turned squib turned Obscurus turned world famous wizard overnight (because even the real Graves, who is admittedly a bit of an asshole, thinks he should congratulate the kid and apologize for the person who wore his face and the fact that if he had been stronger/quicker/better they could have all avoided this mess in the first place).
(Self esteem issues are dangerously high at the moment)
He doesn’t say any of that though (so much pride, just so goddamn much okay).
When Credence and the real Graves come face to face Credence, who has been on edge this whole time (everything is happening too much) breaks down and cries and Graves not used to having to deal with emotions, his or other people’s, does what his mother would have done and hugs the poor guy, patting his back in the most awkward way a wizard ever has.
Tina and Queenie are watching from inside, eyes huge because THE Graves is being a human being and it’s a once in a lifetime moment.
Credence gets tears and snot all over Graves (Graves doesn’t really mind he totally does and magics it all away with the obligatory flick of his fingers and tells Credence ‘You’re all right’, which then makes Credence cry even more, the exact opposite of what Graves was aiming for).
At some point Tina and Queenie finally manage to persuade Credence to move back inside (he won’t let go of Graves and Graves is kind of okay with it he’s loving it after months holed up alone and it doesn’t hurt that Credence is pretty goddamn adorable)
Queenie makes them lunch, Tina has to bite her cheek to not ask the millions of questions building up in her head, Credence has finally unclung himself from Graves and is now hunched over the table, blushing so hard he might burn a hole straight through the foundation of the building and avoiding all eye contact while making himself as small as possible, and Graves is balancing eating literally everything and trying to subtly look at Credence (he is starving, hungry for steak and making out with cute men and he’s already got a plate full of steak)
By the time Graves leaves to head back for MACUSA, Credence manages to get his tongue under control and holds his hand out, “Nice to meet you, Mister Graves.” And maybe it’s because he’s had lots of time on his own and he’s got a belly full of good food and the sky is blue and he can actually see the sky after so long without, Graves shakes Credence’s hand with both of his and tells him to “Call me Percy.”
Credence is blushing so hard Tina is actually worried and is tempted to pick him up and lay him on the sofa
Graves is on the street and half way to MACUSA when he lets himself grin, so light on his feet he might fly away, and thinks, ‘oh yeah, I’ve still got it’.
Saitama frustrated with himself because he can’t get the right words to confess his feelings to Genos, and finally on that day when he decides he’s found the courage, he forgets every word he’s prepared in advance, and he rambles about everything and nothing while Genos just sits there and gets confused, and in the end Saitama gets worked up and ends up shouting I LIKE YOU, OKAY?!?!!!? and then the apartment is silent for a long, long forever before Saitama mumbles quietly, downcast eyes, all energy gone, scared, embarrassed, but still hopeful –
Phone Guy: *glares at Purple*
Purple Guy: What! It wasn’t me this time!
Phone Guy: Why is there blood on your shirt?
Purple Guy: Every shirt I own is stained with blood.
Purple Guy: I SWEAR I DIDN’T KILL THAT ONE!
Just a reminder that Wolf is the only character in TLC who doesn’t drool all over gorgeous Princess Winter because he’s utterly, undeniably and remarkably in love with his ordinary, average-looking alpha female.