Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
18 Feb 2020
Lucius Malfoy was happier with his family than he had ever been as a child. That didn't mean he regretted his decision to become a Death Eater.
At least, he didn't until Draco started behaving suspiciously Light-inclinedly.
OR: A character study for Lucius in SIAT
Bookmarked by grayoongi
14 Jan 2021
Right after Boiling Rock, Zuko found Sokka sprawled in his tent with a bouquet of red roses, and a ring of romantic candles, and one final rose set between his teeth. With the littlest twinge of envy, Zuko realized the entire display was for Suki.
The point is Sokka's flirting is about as subtle as a buffalo yak. To miss it, you’d have to be a complete and utter airhead.
Sokka starts whistling while they're in the war balloon. Though unfamiliar, his song is lovely and simple, and the melody steals into Zuko's heart.
After years of self-imposed silence, Zuko dares to hum along.
It was cloudy that day.
“He thinks of the sharp gaze of his Grandfather as his voice carries with rising flames that once molded into small shapes as the sea breeze crept in and the sand welcomed an elderly man with his grandson.
Thinks of the way Azula’s smiles stopped sounding the same, when Father started wearing white robes and the sharp crown that once felt so light in his hands as his Father quietly told stories of dragons that were brutal and beautiful, when Uncle Iroh came back with hollow eyes and a distance that often felt the same stretch of distance his Mother had been when she had quietly woke him and told him that she loved him before she loosened her hold and never looked back.
Thinks of a pond. Thinks of a tree. Thinks of wispy feathers. Thinks of warm bread.
Thinks of a knife. Thinks of the blade’s message.
He wonders if his cousin chose it, wonders if it was exchanged or taken, if it’s been used before.
Wonders if he knew of the poison slipped into grandfather’s drink, if he saw him survive.”
Sokka (a.k.a the Silent Knight, a.k.a. the sharpest detective in Caldera City) has three cases weighing on his mind.
1.) Zuko, son of the mob boss Ozai, has gone missing under sinister circumstances.
2.) Lee, a teahouse waiter with the face of an angel, wears a scar of mysterious origins.
3.) The Blue Spirit, a lithe and enigmatic cat burglar, keeps stealing into the Fire Nation’s storehouses (not to mention Sokka’s dreams).
Sokka sighs and takes a swig from his special bottle. It’s hard solving three completely unrelated mysteries at the same time...