Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
10 Jul 2017
"I'm sorry," he said again.
"Sorry's not enough, Sev. Be fucking better." Lily shut the door in his face.
He spent the summer reading in the library, the park, and then sneaking home when he was hopeful his parents would be asleep. He tried to think about bravery, but sometimes he just thought about Lily's hair, the way it went more golden in summer. He tried to think about nobility, ethics and grace, but the clouds chased each other, fat and white, across the sky and he wasn't sure what any of this had to do with him.
His father took him fishing by a dreary brown creek and they sat in silence. Severus could hear every creak, every lap of the water, every inhale and movement his father made. He thought maybe if he just said nothing, nothing ever, he'd never say anything again that made Lily's face go so flat and distant. If he said nothing, maybe nothing would hurt.
His father reached for a beer can in a swift movement and Severus froze himself unflinching. He sat in that silence afterward, slowing his heartbeat, picking apart the sudden rigid shell of his shoulders. His father hummed, cracking the can open like a gunshot.
(slight AU in which Sev is better at life)
- Part 15 of boy with a scar
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17 Jul 2017
Neil Josten @njosten
I guess you could say...the cat’s out of the bag!! #Catgate
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Andrew Minyard @aminyardofficial
@njosten jfc stfu do i even kno u
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(in a world where everybody plays Exy professionally and Neil is no longer quite so technologically illiterate, he may or may not accidentally out himself via cat pic)
- Part 2 of pro exy, pro twitter au
There was one thing Nathan had always stood by, his personal code – if you were going to go after someone, you went after them. Not their dog, not their parents, and definitely not their partner. He might not have managed to teach that to his henchmen, but he clearly succeeded with his son.
That, and 'a head for an eye'.
A collection of filled prompts from my tumblr. Or, things go wrong in a variety of ways and then are fixed by the power of an established and stable relationship.