So obviously Isabela is Abuela's favourite grandkid, it's clear that while she doesn't show her irritation with other grandkids (except Mira, my beloved), she favours Isa. But why?
The easy answer is that Isabela behaves in that perfect manner, always does as she's told and really, who wouldn't want such a kid? However, quoting Pepa's famous:
Have any of you noticed that Isa looks identical to young Alma?
Same lips, face shape, eyes, ears, hair (not hairstyle), Isa only has slightly thicker eyebrows and smaller nose and her skin is darker. Even in Bruno's vision, when he still had a problem to see who Mirabel was hugging, the person looked like young Alma.
It might have been that Abuela wanted to direct Isa's life like it was her own, if she and Pedro didn't have to leave their house, hence if Pedro lived.
Also notice that while Pepa's side of the family all wears the shades of yellow, oranges and reds (ignore the fact that Antonio's clothes are white here)
And while Julieta's side of the family dresses in blues and teals, Isabela does not exactly match
Isabela wears a pastel purple/pink dress and it doesn't exactly match her side of the family, if anything, it matches Abuela's magenta dress more (plus notoce how similar their earrings are)
And when she finally breaks the spell of forced perfection and gets her dress all dirty and wild in "What Else Can I Do", it turns that deep navy color, that matches her with her family
Do with this whatever you want
(Side note, notice how Félix's face is all serious in the gif but brightens up with an exited smile when Pepa mentions their wedding day, too cute)
Everyone else was doing it and I wanted in on it too. The chokehold these babies have on me is strong.
One time Julieta helped Pepa cause a flood because she had a pimple and didn’t wanna go to school. Bruno liked having the day… or week off but he didn’t want Julieta to be insecure so he tried to cheer her up afterwards.
When Pepa is sick she has even less control over her powers. When she sneezes or coughs the weather around her changes.
Even before getting their powers, Pepa was the most emotional out of the three. When she was little, big feelings felt way too big and that continued as she got older even when she attempted to control them.
Julieta makes arepas most of the time because Bruno loves them. After he disappeared she kept making them just to have them on hand in case he came back.
Pepa sits in the kitchen with Julieta while she cooks and they gossip about everything Dolores has told Pepa about the town.
Sometimes a really good hug or snuggle fest with her siblings makes Pepa’s clouds go away.
Julieta has been zapped by Pepa’s lightning more than anyone just by getting too close while helping her calm down.
When Bruno has visions that scare him he tends to shy away and try to deal with it on his own. His sisters can usually feel that something’s up. He won’t tell Pepa at first but if Julieta asks first he’ll open up.
When Julieta was pregnant with Isabela, Bruno didn’t know how to help out so he often picked flowers and gave them to her to make her smile.
Bruno never complains about being in the middle of his sisters. He likes that they want to protect him. Even if they’re just sitting at the table he doesn’t mind. He thinks it’s adorable that they still talk to each other as if he’s not blocking their view of each other.
Julieta gets tired from standing and cooking all day. She’ll never admit it but it’s written all over her face and in her body language. When Pepa sees her exhaustion she gets a little cloud that doesn’t pass until Julieta goes to bed.
Bruno used to make Pepa tea to help her calm down. Even if they were mad at each other he still did it. After he left, Felix took over and eventually Camilo started doing it.
The triplets had a lot of tea parties growing up simply because Pepa loved them and it always caused a rainbow.
Bruno, Felix, and Agustin are homies. They’ve loved each other since they met. Bruno loving them is what really sealed them into the Madrigal family.
Pepa is not a morning person. She’s all clouds until her morning coffee. It takes her forever to wake up. Julieta wakes up super early everyday and usually gets tired an hour after dinner and is ready for bed. Bruno simply doesn’t sleep.
Ok, so I've read loads of Encanto fiction where Mirabel dies or time travels. And I thought of this: A fiction where Mirabel dies crushed by Casita and the Madrigals wish to go back in time to do better and apologize to Mirabel! And the wish is granted!
The Madrigals go back in time, the day of Antonio's ceremony and Mirabel is alive and now they all have a chance to do better and Bruno is no longer hiding in the walls!
The only one who doesn't remember anything is Mirabel and when she sees her family's new behavior, she just finds it suspicious and thinks it's just a cruel joke on their part.
I would love that so much! A second chance story where the Madrigals relearn how to be a family and regain Mirabel's trust and help her feel like a full member of their family! Please, if anyone likes the idea and has the time and inspiration for it, write endlessly! I so want to read a story like this!! 😫😫
- Camilo has to sleep with a weighted blanket so he doesn't shapeshift in the night
- Camilo also eats loads more bc his gift takes a lot of his energy, if he doesn't he'll crash completely and be found sleeping somewhere weirdly in the casita
- Luisa and Antonio always make time to watch films together
- Bruno reminds abuela of her husband sometimes and when he does she won't look at him
- When Camilo is anxious or stressed he shapeshifts rapidly and it can be both tiring and painful
- It also happens if he drinks coffee
- Mirabel made little stuffed toys for everyone in the casita based on animals or things they like
- Antonio acts as a translator for Bruno's rats
- Bruno and Camilo put on shows together in camilo's room as it has a stage and perform said shows for the family
- When Camilo has a she/her day she has to get Dolores or Isabela to do her makeup bc she just pokes herself in the eye and it takes forever
- Camilo once shifted to look like Pedro to surprise abuela but it made her mad and upset and it's the first time his gift made someone cry and he felt very guilty afterwards
- Antonio loves the muppets
- Bruno has always been extremely anxious and his gift exacerbated that tenfold
- When doing visions with Bruno, the other person can only make out foggy details, the finer details are only clear for them if Bruno is also looking at them essentially the can only clearly see what Bruno is looking at in the point of time, and if his attention shifts to another detail that's what the person will also see
- When trying to de-stress, camilo, Dolores and Antonio also tend to mumble "clear skies, clear skies" like their mother
- If Bruno does too many visions at once he goes temporarily blind
- Shapeshifting has left camilo with incurable chronic pain
- Much like their mother, Antonio and Camilo have a quick temper
- Agustín and Félix are the pun masters and it drives everyone crazy (except for maybe Luisa and Antonio)
- Antonio is actually a massive trouble maker too, but gets away with it all the time much to camilo's annoyance
- Like it's okay when Antonio is singing defying gravity at the top of his lungs at midnight bc it's cute but camilo ends up with extra chores as punishment? Nah not fair man
- Agustín, Félix and Bruno are best mates, like ride or die
- Agustín, Félix and Bruno have a secret handshake bc of this
- Isabela, Luisa and Mirabel do as well
- But no handshake is more complex than the one Camilo and Mirabel have
- Either Camilo or Antonio have bruno as a middle name in honour of their uncle
- Something that Bruno cries about every time it's mentioned or he thinks about it
- Pepa, Juileta and Bruno have designated sibling days for them to make up for all the missed memories
Bruno Madrigal x O/C / Angst /Dolores being a precious spy/Madrigal Family being wholesome/
MINI UPDATE BEFORE READING: It has been changed to an O/C her name is ✨Valeria✨ I'm going to make a post about her details soon, i'm still working out the deets don't yell at me plz lolol (nothing in the story has changed I just edited her name in the previous chapters lol)
There were many moments, that little Dolores did not enjoy her gift. . .
Somedays, the birds by the windows chirped too loudly or little Camilo would smack his teeth when he chewed his food next to her, making it feel as though someone was snapping a rubber band inside her ears. But there were days when she managed to tune out the noises. Only twelve years old and she had already learned little tricks, such as stuffing some cotton in her ears and pulling her fluffy red headband over them so no one could tell. Of course Alma had pulled the headband up when she noticed her hiding her ears at family dinners or parties. . Parties were the worst.
She'd often sneak off earlier than her family when her Abuela wasn't looking and back up into her room. Now she could still hear certain things coming outside her room, they just became muffled and sometimes would just fade in and out from outside her door.
However, there was a particular morning when Dolores truly wished she had stuffed some extra cotton in her ears before bed.
"Have . .. . been . . here? . . entire . . time?"
Dolores sat up from her bed, only hearing bits and pieces of Tia Valeria's muffled voice. She sounded further than Dolores had thought. Shrugging it off, Dolores layed back down, pulling the covers over her head and slowly drifting back to catch some extra sleep, before her Abuela started the wake everyone in the Casita.
"Bruno . . what did. . you . . see?"
Dolores's eyes snapped opened and she sat up once more.
Dolores tilted her head, and cupped her hand against her ear to get a better echo, but Tia Valeria's voice had faded out already. Sighing, she crossed her arms across her chest and plopped back down on the bed. She sat there for a while, staring up at the ceiling, waiting to hear her Tia's voice again. But instead, she got someone else's scruffy voice echoing in her ear.
"I h-have to . . . get you . . . b-back. . . outside. ."
She contemplated if snooping was a good idea, but curiosity got the better of her and she slowly slid out of her bed and creeped towards her door. The voices becoming clearer the closer she walked towards it.
"Come . . back. . to me . . ."
Dolores stood in front of her door for a few moments waiting to hear anything else, but all she heard was a small creak and her Tia mumble something, to low for even Dolores to make out. She could hear faint footsteps walk across the hall on the other side and towards her room, slamming the door shut.
Slowly creaking her golden door open, she peeked her head out and quickly glanced back and forth. But she didn't see anyone else in the halls.
"I know I heard him."
She tiptoed around the halls, but saw no evidence of anyone else that could've been with Valeria. But Dolores sighed after searching for nothing, and began to turn back to her room- until she heard quiet sobbing, coming from the direction where Valeria and Bruno's room was.
Dolores followed the sounds of her Tias quiet crying and soon enough she was facing the front of her plain wooden door. She wasn't sure if she should knock. Maybe her Tia wanted to be alone.
But what about Tio Bruno?
She stood there for a moment, her fist leveled up to the door about to knock. But she couldn't bring herself to disturb her Tia, who sounded like she was in alot of pain. Whatever Dolores had heard, was clearly not meant for even her ears to hear. So she brought down her hand, turned on her heels and made her way back to her room.
Dolores wasn't that good at keeping things she heard to herself, but this secret. . . she would keep it for Tia Valeria.
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One week had passed since Valeria had seen Bruno, and during that week she had done anything and everything to keep herself out of the house. She wouldn't sleep at night, her mind too focused on the fact he was probably wandering about the house. But Valeria made no effort to see him again. And when morning came, she'd watched as the sun rose in the sky. She only managed to get a few hours of sleep here and there, before quickly dressing, grabbing her coffee then heading out the door. Not bothering to sit and eat breakfast with the family, much to their surprise.
She'd wander about town, sometimes visiting her cousins that lived at the end of the pueblo or asking around if anyone needed help with anything, as if she had a Madrigal gift of her own. But someone always needed help in town and the more she stayed outside of the halls of the Casita, the better. She felt guilty and angry knowing Bruno was still around, right under their noses. And she often wondered why Casita wouldn't just reveal him to the family itself.
Julieta had noticed Valeria's sudden change in behavior. She knew Valeria was still upset, but since their little drinking night, Valeria had become completely distant from the family. Alma hadn't noticed much, for she was far too busy with the Guzmán family and preparing for Isabela's future.
When Julieta had brought Valeria's behavior up with Agustín, he'd offer Valeria if she wanted to sing as he played the piano at the cantina to help lift her spirits. But she'd give him a sad smile and shake her head, continuing on to the town. The same response was given to Pepa, when she had asked her if she wanted to join her in the garden, promising Valeria she'd keep the skies clear. The children had noticed their Tia had changed as well. As she no longer stayed to play with Mirabel and her dolls or watch as Camilo practiced his shapeshifting to perform for her. She'd just make an excuse and brush past them, ignoring the pain in her chest. .
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Deep behind the hidden walls of the Casita, Bruno had been just as heartbroken as Valeria. His eyes would not stop glowing and he'd end up scratching at them so deep, there were scarred lines along his eyelids and down his cheek. Growing tired of fighting with his gift, he ripped a long piece of his ruana and wrapped it around his eyes. The glow of his eyes calming behind the fabric. He couldn't see that well behind the thin sheet, but he was somewhat relieved it calmed him down for most of the day. His entertainment were the small rats squeaking he felt brushing past his feet, as he closed his eyes to relax the stinging he felt on his eyes.
He'd memorized the pattern of Valeria's footsteps by now. But he wouldn't lift himself up from his spot on the floor to watch her from the cracks anymore. His heart would burn when he'd hear her race down the stairs to leave the Casita. Or when he'd hear her small whispered voice denying to spend time with the children that begged her to stay and play. His hands often twiddled around her small ring, that he wrapped around his neck with a small piece of string. The only thing keeping him close to her. .
He did this her.
He broke her, just as his gift had broken him .
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By the end of the week, Julieta had grown more worried of Valeria than ever. And on one particular morning, she had stopped Valeria in her tracks before she could leave the home.
"Adónde vas?" said Julieta, hands on her hips in front of the entrance of Casita. Valeria had almost bumped into her as she turned the corner.
"A-Ah, Julieta! No te vi! I- uhm, was just going to help- ah- Jose, he n-needed help weaving the hats." said Valeria, her hands growing clammy as she clenched the side of her skirt.
"Again?" said Julieta, her eyebrow raised. Valeria nodded quickly.
"S-Si! You know how long that can take!" she said with a nervous laugh. Julieta stared at her for a moment, before shrugging.
"Ah, well. You should have something to eat. You wouldn't want to go on a empty stomach." Said Julieta. But Valeria shook her head hurriedly.
"Ah, No te preocupes! I've been eating alot in town anyways-" said Valeria, as she tried to walk around Julieta, but Casita had slid the tiles under her so she would stay put in front of Julieta.
"We insist." said Julieta, with a firm smile on her face. Valeria stared nervously at her for a moment, before sighing in defeat and letting Julieta led her to the dining area. Valeria tensed when she saw the family all seated at the table, smiling brightly as if they'd been waiting for her. Mirabel and Camilo smiled happily and wiggled in their seats excitedly as they watched their Tia walk in, earning a small stare down from Alma. Valeria couldn't help the smile that crept on her face as she watched her niece and nephew grow happy in her presence. Dolores had glanced up at her Tia, giving her a nervous smile before quickly looking back down at her breakfast.
"Ah, Valeria linda! Come join us!" said Félix, Pepa nodded excitedly beside him, her small cloud disappearing. Alma smiled reassuringly at Valeria and she felt her nerves settling down a bit.
Taking a seat in between Julieta and Agustín, Valeria watched in silence as the family began passing around different pieces of food to put on her plate. Soon enough a plate with a pile of food was sat in front of her and Valeria felt her stomach rumble.
"Buen Provecho!" said Agustín, patting Valeria on the back a bit too rough, earning a look from his wife. Valeria glanced up at the family, who were all staring expectantly at her. Clearing her throat awkwardly, she wiped her clammy hands on her skirt and lifted her hands up to grab her utensils. Julieta's eyes peered over to her hands and noticed the missing ring from her finger, glancing over at her with her eyes raised. Valeria quickly pulled her left hand back once she noticed her stares and back under the table, quickly lifting the fork to stuff some food in her mouth. The family began to relax as they watched her take a few bites, reassuring them she wasn't going to run off again.
"Tia! You'll never believe what I lifted up yesterday!" said Luisa, but Isabella quickly butted in.
"Not until I show her the bouquet I made!" said Isabella, lifting her nose in the air with a smug smile. Valeria smiled sadly at the pair, feeling guilty for avoiding them during the week.
The family began their usual conversations as Valeria sat and ate in silence. She had gotten through most of the food on her plate quickly, but she suddenly felt a rush of nausea rush through her body. Freezing in her spot, she let the moment pass and began chugging her water quickly.
"Estás Bien?" whispered Agustín, as the family continued to chat. He had noticed her gulping her water. Valeria nodded her head quickly and slammed the now empty cup on the table hard, earning a few glances.
"Perdón." she mumbled. But the rush of nausea came again and she began bouncing her leg up and down nervously, trying to let it pass. But she felt a twinge in her throat and her stomach turn. As if it knew, Casita had pulled her seat back from the table and she quickly made her way out of of the dining room and out the door.
The family stood in silence for a moment, unsure of what just happened, until Félix cleared his throat.
"Bueno, at least she ate breakfast with us." he said. Pepa groaned and nudged his side, the top of her head already thundering. "What?"
"She's throwing up." mumbled Dolores, as she picked at her food. Julieta sighed and stood up from the table.
"I'll go check on her."
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Valiera had only gotten as far as the front yard before hurling in one of the bushes. She was there for a while, as her body got rid over everything she had just eaten for breakfast.
"Valeria? Ay, mami qué pasó?" said Julieta, making her way over and rubbing Valeria's back as she stayed hunched over. Valeria stood up for a moment, catching her breath.
"N-No sé! Ay, dios-" she said before hunching over again. Julieta frowned as she continued to rub her back soothingly. But she paused for a moment, a thought brushing through her head as she remembered her brothers departure.
It had only been a month and some. .
But Julieta shook her head to herself, laughing a bit.
"Me alegro de que mis vómitos te hagan reír." groaned Valeria, as her body finally stopped it's antics. Julieta rolled her eyes.
"Ay, stop. I was just- ah nevermind."
"No, dime- I could use a laugh." said Valeria, wiping her mouth. Julieta sighed and brushed some hair out of Valeria's face.
"Nada, Nada. Ven, Let's get you cleaned up." she said, helping Valeria to her feet and leading her back towards the house. Valeria nodded against her.
"Si, I think I pulled this shirt too tight. Mis pechos feel squashed-" said Valeria as she tugged down the string of her blouse a bit, revealing her now plump breasts. Julieta chuckled and glanced over at Valeria's chest, but paused in her tracks once she noticed how plump they were.
"Woah." she said, looking back up at Valeria.
"Que?- Ah! What are you doing?!" said Valeria as Julieta brought her hand up to cup her breast.
"When is the last time you bled? I haven't seen your sheets in the washing lately." asked Julieta, quietly. Valeria shrugged.
"I don't remember, last month?" Julieta stood quiet for a moment.
"Valeria . . the night. .The night he left. You both . ." Julieta motioned her hands for Valeria to catch on. Valeria winced, not wanting to remember, but nodded her head.
"Did he . . stay . . in . .?" Whispered Julieta, not knowing how to phrase it without scaring Dolores peeping ears.
Valeria froze, and remembered not only the night he left, but the week past, when they had shared his hidden space together. . .all night. She stood there for a moment, staring up at Casita, wondering if Bruno was somehow staring down at her through one of the cracks. Julieta sighed beside her, no sure how to feel herself.
"Valeria. . . I think you might be-"
Valeria blinked out of her daze, and quickly lifted a finger to her lips and mouthed "D o l o r e s." Julieta nodded and motioned her head over to the house.
" -In need of a bath and . . .some arepas. . A lot of arepas. . "
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Welcome back ya'll 😅 I know i got a bit of EXPLAINING TO DO LMAO.
SO WE GOT A NEW CHARACTER LMAO, sorry it's been on my mind so I just went up and added her in as the Rat Wife✌🏽
Her name has been edited in the prev chapters as stated before, and I'm gunna make a post with all her little details and stuff. (Nothing has changed in the story I just added her name in)
So in the Dolores bit, i feel like when all the madrigals were younger they had trouble controlling their gifts so i'm tryna sneak that in bits and pieces. Also i read some theories about her room being soundproof but not completely since she heard luisa's eye twitching, yada yada. So i was like okaayyy so how about she can hear things in an ECHO👂🏽 in her room, kinda of on and off depending on how hard she focuses, idk i don't have a lot of material to work with so i'm being as creative as i can😂
(this is a ✨fanfic✨ plz dont take it too seriously i'm just having fun vibe with me bb)
but anyways she def knows her tio is lurking and this is how she kept his (and his wifeys) secret all this time 😩✌🏽✨
(and yes alma has been prepping isa's marriage since she was like 12 lololol) Also ✨Bruno✨ doesn't wear that little blindfold all the time, just when his eyes start bugging out (yes in this fic his eyes has scars along them i love the drama of it all)
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The triplets can feel some of the effects of each other’s powers. When Pepa’s raining or snowing her siblings feel a little cold. When Julieta’s food heals someone her siblings feel warm. When Bruno has a vision his siblings feel pressure right behind their eyes.
When it hails, Pepa is extremely happy. No one knows why hail is the effect but she loves it.
Whenever Julieta and Pepa would argue when they were young it would stress Bruno out. He’d have visions just to make sure they were gonna make up. He’d try to speed up the process of them healing but never connected that he was “changing” the future in a sense by helping them get along.
Pepa became interested in make-up first. She practiced a lot on her siblings. It always relaxed Bruno the most to have her put it on him. It became a big way for them to bond when they were teens.
Julieta learned how to do her make-up but she still asks Pepa to do it for her if she misses her and they haven’t had the chance to catch up in a while. Their children have seen how serene it is for them and usually don’t interrupt. Sometimes Julieta tells Pepa her hands are too tired to do it herself.
Bruno has always liked to hold hands with the people he loves. He likes to give Julieta hand massages when she’s been in the kitchen for too long.
The triplets used to all three get sick if Pepa was having a bad week. They’d all curl up under her rain cloud to comfort her. Julieta would heal them each night before bed but the next day they’d end up feeling sick again from all falling asleep in Pepa’s room.
Alma taught them all how to sew. Bruno insisted he learn too. She didn’t argue since he was so willing. He’s not very good at it but he knows how it works. His hands just won’t do what his brain tells him is right.
Sometimes Bruno likes to tease his sisters by saying he doesn’t want to be in the middle anymore. It never works because he always ends up giggling at their expressions when he protests.
Julieta and Bruno figured out early on that when Pepa’s lip quivers she’s about to cry and then rain. Julieta offers a hand on her shoulder and Bruno will hold her hand and they both squeeze.
After Bruno comes back they all set aside time each day just for the three of them. It gives Julieta a break from the kitchen, Pepa has time to express her emotions, and Bruno gets to feel all the affection he missed over the last ten years.
Pepa walks faster than her siblings because she’s the tallest. When she gets too far ahead she stops in the middle of the walkway and holds her hands out. Her siblings run up and grab her hands. This may or may not have almost gotten her trampled by a horse.
One time Pepa and Julieta got into a fight and then a shoving match. Julieta refused to heal the scrape on Pepa’s arm because she was still upset. Pepa kept tossing snowballs at Julieta. Bruno stayed out of that one. The fight had been over the last cup of coffee and he ended up drinking it while they argued. (You can decide if they’re young when this happens or if they’re 50. It’s funnier if they’re 50.)
When Pepa sees her siblings cry she cries. She often needs help calming down after comforting her siblings. She feels things very deeply and she’s an empath. She can’t just switch from an extreme feeling to contentment without a little help.
The triplets will always cover for each other. Pepa had a hickey once and Julieta instantly made food to heal it so Alma wouldn’t see. It was the middle of the night but she did it anyway.
Sometimes Pepa wakes up swinging. She says it because she fought so much with her siblings in the womb. Clearly she won since she’s the tallest.
Bruno had a good two years of being taller than Pepa until she hit a growth spurt and he just never caught up.
Pepa used to have insecurities about being the tallest until Bruno kept telling her how cool it was. She got really confident in her height when she met Felix and he never noticed her height as being a problem.
Sometimes Pepa trips over Bruno.
Julieta: How’d you trip over him?
Pepa: He’s really small.
Bruno: In her defense I was laying on the floor.
Waking Pepa up is always a dangerous game. You never know what you’re gonna be facing. Could be a small cloud over her. It could be some thunder from her annoyance. She could even create some snow and hit you with a snowball.
Sometimes Pepa’s rain leaves puddles of water and Julieta slips on them the most. She’s never paying attention to the ground when she’s working. Casita usually stops her from falling.
Alma taught them how to play guitar. She picked it up from Pedro when they were young. Pepa is more drawn to the guitar than her siblings. Julieta loves piano because of Augustin. Bruno would rather rap with his rats.
Julieta and Pepa have walked in on Bruno having and hosting rap battles with his rats on more than one occasion.