Sometimes you might feel trapped into someone's mind games. Remember you don't have to play, you don't have to win, you don't have to prove yourself to someone so toxic. You can walk away. You can turn your back at them. Block them. Never respond to them. You can protect your mind, your emotions and your life from never ending games by not giving the other person attention. They are not deserving of the energy it takes you to play cat and mouse with them forever.
Length: 50,000 words. Exactly.
Avg. Reading Time: 3 hrs, 20 min
Summary: Harry's assignment was simple. Close out Draco Malfoy's missing persons case so he can be declared dead.
But who's making withdrawals from Malfoy's vaults? How is a death omen-turned-Unspeakable involved? Is an organization known as the Moirai to blame?
Harry brushes it off until he can't. Until The Prophet is flooded with sightings of dead people. Until Robards throws himself on his sword. Until Ron turns on his own family. Until Harry scarcely trusts his own reflection in the mirror and trusts the stranger in his bed even less.
Until all that stands between war and peace is Harry, a name plate, a stadium of murderers, and Draco Malfoy.
God save the Ministry.
Tags: Enemies to Lovers, Crime Drama, Betrayal, Mind Games, Violence, Sex under Polyjuice, Inappropriate use of Legilimency, Secret Identity, Smut, Angst, Whump
Publication Date: The Ides of March, the only holiday that commemorates back-stabbing.
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Would you do it?
• A warning shot just between two legs, or in front of Whumpee’s feet just as they meant to take a step forward (or back).
• “Don’t move.” <3
• When the defiant Whumpee who was a second away from attacking (or running!) just completely freezes up.
• For Whumpers with excellent aim, make a shot so close to Whumpee´s head that they can hear the bullet whistling by.
• In that sense: A Whumpee brought to their knees, gun against their head yet they still won´t cooperate so just give ‘em a little warning by firing the gun right next to their ear. They just... might not be able to hear your demands after...
• Or fire in the direction of that pesky Caretaker, making your Whumpee freak out, only to see the hole in the wall right next to their friend.
• With that said; firing blanks. Aim right at them.
• Just... warning shots 👏
Or other near misses:
• A knife aimed just next to their hand.
• Upgrade: A knife thrown at them and hits the wood next to them with a twoing.
• A balled fist, punching the wall just next to their head with such force that Whumpee flinches back.
John Lennon recording Mind Games at the Record Plant (NYC), 1972
Harry said I will make it seem less suspicious. Tomorrow is the 28th tweet but I will Larry today so no will find it out. It will be ok. It's not 28th tweet.
Wait a minute…
27 tweets, 26 doors, 38 shows…
2 + 7 = 9
2 + 6 = 8
3 + 8 = 11
9 + 8 + 11 = 28
Full Chapter 4 Update!!!
VIOLA! AS PROMISED, it is here!!! The full Chapter 4 update for MG:T is up and ready for you to delve in :)
There’s even some fun text that only shows when certain choices have been taken earlier on.... ;)
Faith in the Future (LOUIS?!)
I just found something.
I was listening to a song by John Lennon, and It just happens to be one of the songs that Louis tweeted about... In 2020. It's called "Mind games" (and of course it is).
AND since it's Louis "369 and 28-obsessed-you guys read into things too much" Tomlinson-Styles and also the one who sent out a letter with 28 words on the 28th week of the year to 369 people, I just felt the need to look into the lyrics (and we also have thousands of other reasons to find this man suspicious... As you all know)
So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future, out of the now
You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah, we're playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time"
I'll just put the link to the lyrics here.
So.. Faith in the future. Mind games. In 2020. Okay.
And then he just goes on to sprinkle some Faith in the future all over Twitter in 2021?
Louis I'm watching you and your 369 manifesting faith it the future shenanigans!
“Betrayal. A breach of trust. Fear. What you thought was true—counted on to be true—was not. It was just smoke and mirrors, outright deceit and lies. Sometimes it was hard to tell because there was just enough truth to make everything seem right. Even a little truth with just the right spin can cover the outrageous. Worse, there are the sincerity and care that obscure what you have lost. You can see the outlines of it now. It was exploitation. You were used. Everything in you wants to believe you weren’t.”
Patrick J. Carnes, The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships
Whumper making it seem as if Whumpee is dead so no one goes looking for them. They brag to Whumpee about this, how they can now be theirs forever. But not before sliding in a comment about just how few people showed up to Whumpee’s funeral.
Claiming to miss me
Your actions belie
Turning right around
Running with your tail between
Your legs perpetual cold feet
Always an eye for the nearest exit
I pity you I do indeed
Maybe you're even convinced
Those words are true
Maybe I wanted to believe
Too 'cause facing the fact
I hardly mattered to you
That's hard medicine to swallow
As unpleasant as it is necessary to do
But you made it that much easier
By taking me for a fool
What people see:
What I see:
Chapter 4 Partial Update!
I decided to wait til now, but here it is! The partial update to Chapter 4! I do apologize if the RO scenes aren’t as good as they could be, I’m still a bit rusty on writing them and they’ll progressively get better :)
Hello Ella <3
I hope you're well! I am coming to you for, idek what exactly but... I always appreciate your calm approach to the fandom, and your view on what is happening with Harry and Louis, you seem to be able to keep the big picture in mind quite well.
I see a lot of people saying that Harry "has gone rogue" in connection to the leak and singing I will survive at coachhella and is now just basically saying fuck it and just not giving a shit about anything anymore, and to be honest... that thought terrifies me and if that really is the case, it would make me worry a lot about Harry.
What's your thoughts on this?
Thank you, a confused fellow larrie!
oooooohhhhhhh well. can of worms there ig. i often avoid voicing my opinion on things that people are really divided about bc i am an anxious anxious person who gets minor heart attacks at the sight of a new anon so. i tread carefully to spare myself.
to put it briefly, i don't think harry has gone rogue at all. i don't think i will survive at coachella was a last-minute change of plans. i think lizzo performing with harry was a change, not the song. as for the leak, idk!! i see him behaving as he has been for the past 1-2 years, if we look at the small scale, and then i see him behaving the same way he has been for the past... 5? 7? years. always working towards his goals, his freedoms. painstakingly slowly, but still. moving forward.
to then elaborate, i think the opinion of him going rogue now underestimates him and his long-term goals. it sounds powerful, the idea of h fighting against everything that holds him back so hard that he's burning bridges and never looking back. i just don't think that's what's happening, and i also think it shouldn't be what we wish for, since it would jeopardise his career. he is huge right now, but don't underestimate the filthiness of this world. it would change his entire life. some might say that's what he wants, which ofc could be the case. i don't know what he's thinking or planning, this is just what i've gathered.
my view on harry (and louis) working towards their freedom is that they're playing the game, the filthy game that's always worked against them, in order to win it, end up on top, and then claim their prize: their freedom. they won't stop till they've won, imo. this is why they're still stunting: they're still playing the industry game. they're angry, clearly, which means they're driven to make their moves right and get what they want. bc don't get me wrong, i don't think they want to do stunts. we've all seen h's face in those pics. i just think they know it's the only way to achieve their goals: be successful in the industry and then be free to be whoever they want to be. the stunts cover love-filled albums about long-term commitment. they bring them into the media. attention. sales. success. (a cover, privacy. for now.) most of all: it aids in the climb to the top. look at all the celebs we see and the media we consume. the gp pays the most attention to the newest or hottest couple or the nastiest breakup, or whatever else they made up this time. it sells. it's not glamorous, it's not wholesome, it's not cute. the industry is dirty, but they're in it. and they don't wanna fall off. holivia was never going to be over before hs3, it was always going to be part of hs3 promo, this is something h always knew. he might not have agreed to the sheer scale of the stunt, tho, and o's intense commitment to the charade, which might be why he's been so visibly upset.
i guess i want to say that i don't see a change, and if i do, it's in how harry hints a little stronger lately that he's over having labels stuck to him (by others) (like in the dazed or recent bhg interview) and that he's not happy with his team. but that last bit has been very clear since, at the loudest, the 2021 brits, which was almost exactly a year ago already. we've seen him change slowly in his openness since fl promo, and then even before that, but it's been very very gradual. ig what we're experiencing in the fandom now is that we're seeing the dissonance more and more between how harry is showing himself, openly, and how he's still shown to the gp the same old boring way. this doesn't mean the pap walks are something he's doing at gunpoint, it just means he's probably made agreements bts to have his creative freedom, yet still do stunts to achieve the astronomical successes he's already had and still wants to reach. keep the gp happy, keep harry happy. that's probably a balance jeff tries to make and is currently losing bc he obviously loves the stunt life very very much and harry's like uhm. so after album 3 it's over. right? right, jeff, person i trust? and jeff was like. but my money!! :'( i haven't filled my pool with gold coins yet :(
i'd love to see h and l burn the industry to the ground, but if they do it now, they'll burn their careers right along with it. we were talking about george michael just last week, weren't we? and as much as they clearly want to be open, they know it's worth the wait, bc they know what they're fighting for. and they know how to fight right. don't see it as them being less powerful, instead see it as them being insanely smart. winning the chess game with immeasurable patience and self control.
Why's Zedaph a creeper?
Zedaph - along with basically all the other hermits and a couple extra here and there - were kidnapped from their home servers to be experimented on by a wholeass lab/server trying to make super soldiers
Zed is no exception. He was forcibly experimented on, fusing his DNA with one of a creeper's. It's not a... pleasant experience to put it lightly.
Does he know any of this though?
No lol. Had his mind wiped by the one who rescued almost everyone so they could have fresh starts w/o all that trauma on an empty server