° Secret Stash °
Husband!Bruno Madrigal x gn!reader
Summary: The events on that particular night turned more interesting than they have ever imagined, for y/n's first night sleeping in the casa madrigal as a madrigal themself.
Warning/s: mentions of food, basically just tooth rotting FLUFF, Bruno has a room with no stairs because why not?? also Bruno has a secret cupboard stash.
Word Count: 527
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When it was your first time sleeping in the same bed as your lover, Bruno— many interesting things happened that night.
But there was this moment that you could never forget.
"Hey, do you wanna go to the kitchen? There's probably some Arepa de queso left." He suggested, interrupting the silence.
"I think I also 'hid' some chocolates..."
You eagerly raised your head from his chest to look at him and nod aggressively.
The pair went— actually crept to the kitchen, trying to stay as quiet as they possibly can, remembering it was already 12 in the morning—
Bruno was right, there was some Arepa de queso left.
You were both eating, when Bruno stood up mumbling a little "wait." He went to reach the highest cupboard, knocked three times to whisper something.
He reached his hand in— and took out a jar full of sweets specifically chocolates from the 'cupboard' while smiling sheepishly at you.
Your attention was on the jar, looking at it with your mouth parted, "Why do you have to hide ALL of THAT?" You asked, pointing at the jar, trying to process what just happened in front of you.
"Oh, it's for future purposes?..."
"Really, 'for future purposes'?" You asked mockingly, while looking at him expectantly.
"Well, yes—" As he tries to come up with some ridiculous excuse, you started walking towards him.
Carefully touching his cheek, he immediately melted in your touch and stopped talking.
"Don't worry, I won't tell." You whispered teasingly, softly kissing him on the lips— while sneakily grabbing the jar in your other hand while he was distracted.
You pulled away, quickly kissed his cheek and ran holding the jar to your chest, while yelling "this is mine now."
He snapped out of it, chasing after you, all around the house.
"What are you both doing?" You heard someone say.
Both you and Bruno stopped your actions, both breathing heavily and looked for the source of the voice.
It was Mirabel.
"I- Mirabel, y/n and I- we were just looking for some Umm... food!" Bruno stuttered, still panting.
"Oh, yes. Food!" you added.
"Okay, maybe... I will make a good decision tonight and just leave the two of you with whatever you're trying to do—" She said awkwardly, with wide eyes, trying to figure out what to say.
"I'm just gonna go now... And please keep it down. there are some people who are trying to sleep." She continued, eyeing you suspiciously, as you tried to hide the jar behind your back.
"Okay, ummm good night!" You gave her a big smile.
While you tried to contain your laughter because of how awkward the situation was, Bruno was standing awkwardly and waving, waiting for Mirabel to enter her room.
She began to slowly walk to her room still eyeing you both, she opens her door and—
Thankfully, she went inside before you finally broke and laughed a little too loud.
Bruno's head snapped to look at you, and started chuckling himself.
Both of you stayed in the kitchen until 2 in the morning, eating, stealing random kisses and having some dumb but deep conversations.
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The Madrigals as Pictures in my Phone
Imagine madrigals triplets as children preparing Alma's birthday. How cute could it be ?!
Pepa picking the prettiest flowers she grew in the garden to make a bouquet, Julieta cooking a tiered cake and Bruno... Idk ? Drawing them all and writing how wonderful the familia will be thanks to his premonitions ??
*First time meeting Julieta boyfriend*
Alma: Where is he?
Julieta: I don’t know Mamá, he’s normally not this late
Pepa: Well, I’m adding this to the list of bad traits
Julieta: You’ve literally never met him! How can you already have a list of things you don’t like about him?!
Bruno: Is that him?
*They all see a young Agustín running in their direction while being chased by a swarm of bees*
Julieta, sighing: Yeah that’s him...
Agustín, screaming as he runs: Oh, hi Julieta!
Me telling the fandom to give “Waiting on a Miracle” it’s spotlight and hype it up :
Open Your Eyes!!!
OPEN YOUR EYES!!!
OPEN YOUR EYES!!!
Encanto MBTI (according to me)
ok listen listen
anyone notice how Isabela looks so much like young Alma, right
Mariano kinda looks like Pedro, less so but still there's a vibe
all i'm saying is this kinda explains why Abuela Alma was so into the idea of Isabela and Mariano being together
she saw herself and Pedro thru them
More head-canons/analysis thingys
Luisa and Mirabel have a really great and sweet relationship. Luisa seems genuinely very kindhearted and like she takes her role as big sister seriously. She also doesn't treat her differently for having no powers.
When she gets in the way of Luisa, she responds with “careful sis”, unlike Isabela who responds with an angry “what is your problem!?”
And unlike Isabela who is jealous and thinks Mirabel has it easy, Luisa is never seen showing that kind of attitude despite being probably one of the most overworked Madrigal, to the point of being compared to a mule (beast of burden).
The one time we see her yell at Mirabel, she apologizes immediately saying “uh, wow... sorry, that snuck out there”, showing that she almost never gets angry at Mirabel, if ever.
In Surface Pressure she tells Mirabel to give her burdens to her and Mirabel smiles for a split second (while Luisa worries about things that will hurt Mirabel). They also don’t have the kind of animosity that Maribel had with Isabela at the start.
And finally, I mean... look at this 🥺
Mirabel looks so uncertain, I’m wondering if they forgot her again but Luisa noticed and dragged her into the photo.
I hope if a series comes out we will get to explore this dynamic more.
I didn’t word this well but you get what I mean
Abuela, opening Bruno’s door: Bruno, it’s time for dinner!
Bruno, who just finished climbing all of the stairs in his room to finally get to his cave and relax: *frustrated shrieking*
[ID: Digital fanart of Encanto. Side portraits of each of the members of the Madrigal family are arranged on a page, on top of a pattern, and connected together by a flowing line colored in a rainbow gradient. At the end of the line, “La familia Madrigal” is written. In order: Abuela has a pink candle, Dolores a sound wave and music notes, Antonio the head of a leopard, Camilo the faces of Bruno and his father, Pepa clouds with rain, Bruno a glass shard with a rat, Julieta some herbs, Maribel a butterfly, Luisa a dumbbell and a rock and Isabela a succulent. All but Maribel and Bruno are facing left.]
Some Encanto facts found on producer Jared Bush's twitter
The three little kids are names Alejandra, "pumped" Juancho and Cecilia (the girl with braids)
Camillo's whole verse in "We Don't Talk About Burno" is pretty much an exaggeration from some rumors he heard, meaning he knew just as much as Mirabel, which is little to nothing
Camillo doesn't have to spin to use his power it's just *flair*
Antonio's jaguar is named Parce
The deadfish woman's name is Pezmuerto (which apparently means dead fish lmao)
The guy who grew a gut is named Osvaldo Orozco Ortiz (He also is the one who gave Mirabel the "Not special, special"
Burno apparently made the ritual up himself as a way to focus and cope, meaning that some visions were emotionally taxing.
Also means he is and always has been superstitious
Bruno has always been distant and kept to himself, even before he left. He overall isn't that comfortable around people
Abuela Alma has always been charmed by Felix. Agustin however was not her first choice for Julieta but Julieta loved him anyways.
Casita technically has some power over the individual rooms. Bruno's door was faded because he was "disconnected" from the family and the Casita represented that fact
The Madrigals have "many" middle names
Dolores doesn't have much control of her powers
Bruno was never considered a villain. Always a misunderstood guy
There is no confirmed answer but Jared Bush likes the idea of the stairs in Bruno's room getting longer as time passed
Felix is a bit older than the triplets and Agustin is a bit younger
Agustin and Julieta met because Agustin is accident prone
The gift ceremony is on the child's 5th birthday but the door begins to appear before then. There are versions where the door begins to appear when the family has a new pregnancy
Mirabel wiping her hands isn't the reason she didn't get a gift. She is just sweaty when nervous
People can leave the Encanto (and presumably enter) but it's near impossible to find
~~Feel free to correct me (or add on) if I accidentally got something wrong. I found everything on Jared Bush's twitter~~
When are we gonna talk about this specific scene in Dos Orugitas?
Abuela: "Ive never been able to come back here. This river...is where we were, given our miracle."
Mirabel: "Where...Abuelo Pedro....?:
This entire scene, Dos Orugitas, is so powerful all together, but the RIVER. The river is so important to the context of their family and the theme of generational trauma.
At this point we all know what Abuela's trauma is and how it affected everyone in the family, hence "generational trauma" part of the story.
Abuela Alma, while holding her 3 newborn babies, watched the love of her life be slaughtered right in front of her eyes in that river that night.
At the very beginning of the movie we can see that Abuelo Pedro was standing in the river when he was murdered.
Once again, like we have already seen, Abuela put her own feelings about her trauma aside, and puts on a brave face to comfort Mirabel. But like she says to Mirabel, she had never been able to come back to that river herself, she was only there for Mirabel.
Finding Mirabel sitting at the river, the same place her husband was brutally murdered, must have been very triggering and painful. She was staring at the very spot she watched her husband be murdered.
But here's what's interesting about how the scene continues.
While Dos Orugitas plays, the story of what happened to Abuelo Pedro is shown in detail (at least more detail then when Abuela tells the story at the beginning)
We see Mirabel observing the scene for herself, implying that Abuela is telling the story to Mirabel in great detail, and Mirabel is finally understanding the pain Abuela experienced in that very spot.
Abuela then apologizes saying, "I am so sorry. You never hurt our family Mirabel. We are broken, because of me"
Now, after understanding why Abuela acted the way she did towards everyone, seeing the pain she is still holding on to after all those years, Mirabel looks out and sees:
The scene from Bruno's vision.
At first she didn't know where that scene was, but it was when she looked out into the river that she saw what the vision was showing.
Now in Bruno's vision it was very unclear who Mirabel was meant to hug in order to save the miracle for a long time, and it ended up being Isabela. BUT, Bruno's vision had two different outcomes, one when Casita fell down, and one where Casita didn't. How I'm choosing to interpret this is that, in the outcome where Casita didn't fall Mirabel would have to hug Isabela, which is what the vision ended up choosing to display, but in the outcome where Casita did fall, Mirabel would have to hug someone else, which is why the vision was so confusing for Bruno.
Now Casita obviously fell, which means the only way the miracle would be saved is if Mirabel hugged someone else. And because of that scene in Bruno's vision, Mirabel realized:
It was Abuela she needed to help
This is exactly why I think its a bunch of bs when people claim that Abuela was "forgiven too easily"
Mirabel saw Abuela's silent suffering, she saw how much pain was still in her heart from what happened that night, and how much trauma Abuela experienced. She understood why Abuela acted the way she did, and instead of getting angry, Mirabel sees that she is meant to help Abuela, and in turn, help everyone else.
THIS!!! ^^^^^^^^^ THIS VERY SCENE RIGHT HERE!!! THIS IS SO INSANELY IMPORTANT!!!!
This river was the place where the most traumatic thing that ever happened to any of them occurred. The source of the family's generational trauma took place at this river. And Abuela herself admitted that ever since that night, she had never been able to go back.
Abuela had to cross the river too, to flee from the bandits (or whoever they are)
But after she saw Pedro be murdered, she never stepped foot in that river again.
BUT MIRABEL LED HER INTO THE RIVER, HOLDING HER HANDS, GUIDING HER BACK THROUGH THE RIVER LIKE PEDRO DID.
Mirabel understanding Abuela's trauma, and Abuela finally going back into the river after 50 years, you wanna know what this scene is symbolizing????
THIS RIGHT HERE, IS THE START OF THEIR HEALING FROM THEIR TRAUMA, ESPECIALLY ABUELA
After 50 years, Abuela was not only able to go back to see the river, but go into the river. WITH THE HELP OF MIRABEL.
Together, they walk into the river, finally understanding one another, and they both decide together that their healing starts HERE. The rest of the family can't heal before Abuela can heal, and Mirabel UNDERSTANDS THIS. So what does she do????? SHE HELPS ABUELA HEAL.
This entire scene is so important in understanding the entire movie, but the DAMN RIVER IS WHAT STOOD OUT TO ME.
I didn't get why they had to walk into the river in order for this scene to continue, but then it HIT ME LIKE A BUS.
Casita being rebuilt symbolizes the family healing as a whole, but the river symbolizes Abuela's trauma. Therefore, walking into the river symbolizes addressing and HEALING from that trauma.
God this movie is so beautiful and powerful and important.
Alma: People always ask me how I hold the family together.
Alma: The truth is, I don’t. I have no control over them whatsoever. This morning Antonio called my name, and when I showed up to see what was going on, Camilo shot me in the arm with a Nerf gun.
Posted it elsewhere earlier, but here’s a shorter version.
Each of the Madrigal’s powers are signs of unprocessed trauma.
Alma: Withdrawal (Casita and the surrounding village is literally shut off from the outside world)
Pépa: Emotional dysregulation
Julieta: Wounded healer
Bruno: Catastrophic Thinking/Self-fulfilling prophecies/Withdrawal
Luisa: People-pleasing (and basing her worth around this)
Camilo: Chameleon effect
Mirabel: (apparently lacking in magic) Imposter syndrome. Also elements of wounded healer.
Theories about why Antonio’s gift doesn’t fit in here.
The candle doesn’t just give the gift. It’s symbolic of Alma passing on her trauma (unintentionally, but still harmful). When Mirabel brushed her hands against her dress, this was supposed to symbolise her “brushing off” the trauma. She’d be the one to break the cycle.
Mirabel’s empathy towards Antonio, and her willingness to break the rules to support him lessened his fear. He felt supported, so the trauma was lessened. Thus his gift wasn’t a trauma-formed one, but pure magic.
He also drew power from Mirabel. Mirabel was able to listen to her family members with more empathy than other members demonstrated; Antonio inherited that power differently. He could hear the animals instead. The innocence in his power is supposed to highlight that the trauma doesn’t reach him too.
“I forgive abuela because she herself had trauma.” I’m seeing a lot of that and I’m not saying she isn’t deserving of forgiveness but that’s not the reason why we forgive her. We forgive her because she started taking steps to make it right and will continue working on it. Trauma is an explanation of how you ended up in a position not the solution that fixes it.