you'll be an architect (so pull up your sleeves) » the things his father told him when he was a child was that his mother didn't love him, that she had stood on the church steps with her arms full of squalling infant and begged his father to take him in. this, Aleksander learns, for all that it was a kindness, was a lie. but the truth, Aleksander thinks seeing the truthfulness of Clopin's words in his face, the truth is rarely kind
Hunchback of Notre Dame, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 4, words: 6k+, updated: 8/1 published: 5/20, Clopin T., Esmeralda
we're taking turns (at shattering apart) he's just a young, angry boy who didn't cry when his father died, ten years old and not nearly as strong as he'd hoped, and the deal he makes though he doesn't understand it isn't going to make him less than that.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Adventure, words: 751, favs: 1, 5/27, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold