AU Hogwarts founders ➝ 60’s AU : golden baby ; in which Helga is a sucessful pop singer who meet sucess and leave her country town for the very first time to join her label’s tour amongst biggest music star on the billboard (à la That Thing you do!). Salazar is the biggest music star on it and can’t help but tries to enter her bed. Easily he thinks so. But let’s just say that you can be a country girl but not a lamb.
Salazar – So you’re the new girl ? The new sun of Playtone’s galaxy ?
Helga – I am not.
Salazar – You’re not the one whose song just entered directly at fourth position on billboard.
Helga – People seems to love my song. But i’m no sun.
Salazar – Don’t believe it, pet.
The young man leaned toward her while whispering into her ear, singing one of his popular song that allows him to win all women and some men heart.
Salazar – But you are the sunshine of my life. That’s why I’ll always be around, You are the apple of my eye…
Helga – No, I’m not.
He looked at her, taken aback as she was smiling gracefully.
Helga – You said it to one of the Ronettes just 10 minutes ago. I’m sure you’ll get over me pretty soon.
It was the first time Salazar understood his own lyrics.
It had to be done. He had no choice at all. She was the only link that was keeping him here. His friendship with Godric wasn’t anymore. Rowena had always been suspicious and cold toward him. And he couldn’t suffer any longer the way Hogwarts was managed now. The only thing that was keeping him was Helga. Sweet. Delicate. Kind Helga. That was the reason he had to do it. He needed to cut this last link. Even if it had breaking him too in the process.
Clothaire – I don’t understand you, Helga.
His attention was caught by the voice of the young caretaker and he approached quietly without hiding the fact that he was clearly listening a conversation he wasn’t part of. He couldn’t help the ice biting to his heart as he was witness of the budding relationship he encouraged without knowing.
Clothaire – How could you protect him after what he did to you ?
Helga – He didn’t do anything.
Clothaire – Getting into your room by night and threatening you with a knife is not enough for you.
Helga – He would have never hurt me.
Clothaire – He could have killed you. He could have done it worse than that. He was alone with you in your bedroom. Just the thought of it disgust me.
A rage pulsated in his body. How dare he ? He wasn’t this kind of man. He would have never hurt Helga that way. But he remembered the Christmas Ball and he went astern. Did she tell him too ?
Helga – I forgave him.
Clothaire – How can you ? I swear that if he was in front of me, I would not spare a second thought of killing him.
Helga – Don’t, you’d never compete.
Clothaire – I know that he’s a great wizard, but I sweart that…
Helga – No, you misunderstood me. You’d never compete.
Both men frowned before slowly realization lightened their eyes. Clothaire was silent for a few minutes, eyes closed. Then he sighed deeply and leaved her.
Clothaire – I see. I hope you’ll be happy.
Helga looked o the ground before watching him leave in silence. Salazar was frozen. It was too late. Slowly, regrets started to fill his heart. It was already over before it even started. Even after all he had done to her, to them, he realized that the link between us could never been broken. He turned away and couldn’t hear her murmur to herself.
Helga – Happiness will always be out of the question.
AU Hogwarts founders ➝ Modern AU : that was love i could not allow ; in which Salazar is a sex addict and Helga one of his long-time friend. One night, they slept together and as it meant something for her, it’ wasn’t for him. Well, that was what he thought but instead of leaving her, he fell asleep by her side. Jolting awake at 4am, he realized that he ruined everything.
Helga – It’s ok, Sal. It’s not a problem at all.
Salazar – It is. I left before you woke up.
Helga – I know and I tell you one more time. It’s not a problem. I know how you are. I know who you are and it’s not important if it was a one-night stand for you.
Salazar – It meant something.
Helga – Of course, it meant something. But what I feel is not important. I’m ok with that, you know. I knew what I was doing last night. I know you.
Salazar – No, you don’t understand me. It meant something for me too. You means something for me.
Helga – What are…
Salazar – But it’s not ok. You’re the most amazing, gorgeous, flawless, sweet and talented woman I know. You are perfect and I’d be a fool if I wasn’t in love with you. And I am. In love. But I’m not good for you. I don’t deserve you. I never will.
Helga – I’m not asking for anything, Sal.
Salazar – I’m no good for you. And you’re no good for me too. I’ve already ruined everything. I don’t want to destroy also you.
Helga – No, you’ll…
Salazar – You know that I will.
Helga – So, this is a goodbye? I will never see you again.
Salazar – Goodbye, Helga.
It was the last time she saw him.
AU meme ➝ warrior sequel : in which after Lucy was Tommy’s first girlfriend, now a single mom and their paths cross one more time.
She was the same than in his memories. Her hair was a little blonder maybe. And she was slightly slimer than in his memories. But mostly, she seems fine, even good from where he was standing. He hesitates a few seconds then decided to come closer to her. Seing her again was like retrieving an another life. Being in the same place than she felt like ages ago. So many things happened. So many things changed in his life. He had to go through with experiences that destroyed him before saving him. See her again was the last step. He has a family again now. It wasn’t like it used to be yet but they were working on it. He has a job too. And even a car. He still has to live with his father though. But it was only a matter of time. He pushed the little white gate, approaching her as she was bending. His heart missed a beat when he saw her holding a baby. What was he doing ? She has a life too now. Things had changed not only for him.
Lucy – Tommy ?!
There was no going back, now. It was too late. He gave her a fragile smile, the only one he was capable at the moment.
Tommy – Lucy.
The silence suspended between us as she put the baby more comfortably on her hip. He could read all the surprise in her eyes, slowly fading into something else. The way she looked at him when he left her.
Lucy – What are you doing here ? I believed you were…
Tommy – There ? No, I came back last year.
Lucy – No. I know…Rob told me for the fight.
Tommy – Oh, you knew ?
Lucy – Yeah. We watched it in fact. As soon as we heard your mother’s name, we knew. Well, Rob knew.
Tommy – How’s he doing ?
Lucy – Fine. The usual Rob thing.
Tommy – Did he and Martha finally … ?
Lucy – No. She broke up 4 months ago.
Tommy – I’m sorry.
Lucy – Don’t, it’s his fault. I’m sure they’ll end together again. They’re meant to each other.
Tommy – So, you still believe in soul mate.
Lucy – I do.
The young man pointed the little baby, finally according him or her attention.
Tommy – He’s lovely. What’s his name ?
Lucy – Jake.
Tommy – Is he yours?
Lucy – Yeah.
She moved on. Of course, she moved on. How could he have been stupid enough to think that she could wait for him ? Especially after what they said each other the last time he saw her. Still, he had hope that maybe…
Tommy – Is he mine?
He wasn’t expecting her to burt into her little laugh she used to have whenever he teased her shamelessly.
Lucy – Math was never your strong subject, was it ?
He simply shrugged.
Lucy – No. It’s not yours. He’s seven month old.
Tommy – Congrats to you and the lucky father.
Lucy – There’s no… We’re separated.
Tommy – Oh, if you need anything, if both of you need anything…
Lucy – You’re noth his father, Tommy. You don’t have to…
Tommy – It’s not important. If you need anything…
Lucy – Ok, thanks.
They smiled to each other before Tommy decided to let her.
Lucy – Take care of you, Tommy.
Tommy – Sure. Same. Can I come back ? Just to check the little boy and you are ok ?
Lucy – Sure.
Albion – You should go outside stranger.
Salazar – I’m not a stranger.
Helga congealed when she heard this voice. She was quietly leaving the Leaky Cauldron after meeting one of her friend which she was hoping to convince to teach at their school. Years had passed. Things were differents now. And the wizard world has never been more torn than now. She wandered her eyes in the room, searching after him and finally, she laid her eyes upon his silhouette. He didn’t changed so much. He was still tall and gorgeous. Pride and disdain were still emanating from him. But in the same time, he was totally different from the Sal she knew. He was no longer Sal, now. He was Salazar Slytherin.
Salazar – You are the stranger in our world. Who gave you the right to talk to a pure blood as myself ?
The wizard was about to stand and confront Salazar but his friend grabbed his hand and shaked his head, dissuading him to go further in the fight. Everybody knew. Helga’s lips parted and she took a step toward her former friend but she stopped as soon as their eyes collided. Her heart missed a beat but she couldn’t read the obvious shadow which crossed the powerful wizard stare. They looked each other for several secondes even if they felt like hours. But soon, Salazar broke the stare and went out. It took a minute for Helga to regain her mind and when she crossed the door, he had already disappeared in the crowd. Had he remembered ?
Albion – You should go outside stranger.
Salazar – I’m not a stranger.
Nothing made him more angry than a half-blood daring to speak to him. Well, maybe except when it was a mudblood. He put his gaze upon the mediocre wizard. It’s been a while since someone dared to speak to him this way. Most of the time, they avoided to talk to him. They even avoided to look at him. He loved this feeling, this fear. He never felt so powerful since he made his decision years ago. It was the best option.
Salazar – You are the stranger in our world. Who gave you the right to talk to a pure blood as myself ?
He wanted some fight. He needed it but the wizard’s friend dissuaded him to go further. Pity. He sighed and finally, frowned when he felt an intense stare upon his neck. He lift his head and missed a heartbeat when he saw Helga in the very same room of himself, a few steps away from him. He could even felt her warm and breathe upon his skin even if they were still too far away. But they’re never been so close since a long time. He shivered and memories crossed his eyes as he deepened his gaze. Before doing something he would regret, he went out and walked quickly away in the street. Had she remembered ?
Salazar – Do you realize that I could kiss you right now ?
The wizard was in front of her, sitting on the same bench while students were enjoying the first warm breeze of summer in the park around them. The first year of Hogwarts was nearly at its end and everything went pretty well. More than they imagined at the beginning of the year. Helga turned her head toward him, smiling as usual, eyes with malicious sparkles as usual. He couldn’t look away. She couldn’t either.
Helga – But you won’t.
Salazar – Won’t I ?
Salazar – For kissing me, you should catch me first.
She burst into laughes and stood up quickly before he had the chance to catch her hand or any other part of her body he wanted to taste. He watched her run quickly away from him, giggling and throwing him a happy glace. Instead of running after her, he watched her, amused. There was even fondness in his eyes. He was starting to really like her.
Rowena – What are you doing ?
Helga rises her eyes and watch the reflection of Rowena in the mirror. She wasn’t startled by her sudden appearance in her room though. Those last days, there was only few things which can make her react. She continued to brush her hair, looking down to the wood as if it was the most interesting thing on Earth.
Helga – I’m brushing my hair.
Rowena let a deep sigh escaping her lips and came to her side, tearing her hairbrush away from her hand. Helga let go her hand but refused to watch her friend in the eyes.
Rowena – You’re not yourself for days now. You stay in your room all day long. You interact with others only in the class rooms. And as soon as the class is over, you keep a low profile to your room. This is not you. Something happened. What ?
But Helga kept her mouth shut.
Rowena – I’m your friend. We had been raised together. I’m the one who knows you the best. So I know there’s something. I recognize when you’re sulking and you’re upset.
Rowena – Oh God, you drive me all crazy. You, sluking in your room. Godric, being vehement like never before. And Salazar practising some black magic even if he believes I didn’t notice. Give something to me. Please.
Helga nibbled her lips then shrugged.
Helga – It’s nothing. Really, you don’t have to worry about me.
Rowena – But I am. So tell me. What happened ? Did Godric told you something ?
Helga – Godric had always been a real gentleman.
Rowena – Gentleman ? Someone hurt you ? Clothaire ?
Helga – God, no.
Rowena – Salazar, then ?
Helga – No. Nothing happened. Nothing I wouldn’t …
Rowena – … wouldn’t ?
Helga – Forget about that. Let me finish my hair and I meet you up in the Great Hall in few minutes.
She watched her leave in silence with a smile on her face. As soon as she left the room, Helga’s smile vanished. Nothing she wouldn’t want deeply in her, but not that way.
She didn’t see Salazar since their last talk. Apparently, he left the ball pretty early and didn’t show up again since then. She had been puzzled and worried. It was obvious that he wasn’t calm these days. His feuds with Godric were more and more frequent. She wanted to help him but it seemed that everything she was doing worsened the situation. Instead of enjoying herself and accept another dance with Clothaire, she wandered in the corridors of the second floor near the ladies room, searching after him. When she was about to give up, Salazar showed up right behind her.
Salazar – What are you doing here ?
Helga – You scared me. Where do you come from ?
Salazar – You didn’t answered.
Helga – I was searching after you. Your turn : where do you come from ?
Salazar – That doesn’t concern you. Go back to the ball.
Helga – Come back with me.
He snorted and put his cold gaze on her. It’s been a while since he looked at her that way.
Salazar – What ? And ruining your pathetic flirting with our caretaker ? I don’t think so.
The young witch blushed and avoided the too sharp gaze of Salazar.
Helga – I don’t know what …
Salazar – What I am talking about ? Come on Helga, you can do better than that. It’s not a problem, you know. Sometimes, flesh needs flesh.
Helga – Sal, stop it. You are making me extremely uncomfortable.
He stopped to talk for a few seconds and all she could hear was her deep breathings and her heart beating faster than usual. She didn’t realized at first that he was coming closer to her ; it was only when she felt the cold contact of the wall on her back that she realized he was imprisoning her between his arms put aside of her shoulders, hands on the wall. She looked in his eyes and couldn’t bare the darkness she could only guess. His deep and low voice tore the silence between them and his gesture followed his words.
Salazar – I’m making you uncomfortable ; and what does he make you feel ? Do you shiver when he put his hands on your hips ? Does your heart miss a beat when you feel his breath on your throat ? Do you moan when he kisses you ?
She shivered when she felt his elegant fingers on her hips, warm radiating between their two bodies way too close from each the other. Her heart clenched when she felt his breathing on her throat. She moaned when he finally put his lips on hers and she couldn’t help to open her mouth when she felt his tongue slipping between her lips. The heat was unbearable between them, just like the cold and the emptiness she felt when he ended suddenly the kiss. Her breathing was hard, her beatings were untidy and her whole being was a mess. But she felt another feeling rising in her as the darkness of the eyes of the wizard wasn’t fading away but coming stronger than ever. She was scared. She fears him right now. His voice rose again.
Salazar – Do you ask more when he slowly put his hand under your dress ?
Helga – Sal, don’t …
Salazar – Do you arch your back under his touch ?
Helga – Please …
Salazar – Do your ache for feeling him inside you ?
Helga – Sal, you’re hurting me.
Her face was devastated by tears and fear. Fortunately, he stopped immediately and took a few steps backward, his own face distraught from what he was doing and the realization of it. She sniffed and dried her cheeks, then put back her dress in place before walking away before exploding in tears. Salazar didn’t make a gesture to stop her or to catch her and apologize. He was far too shocked. What was he doing ? What could have happened if he didn’t stop ? It wasn’t him. What happened, it wasn’t him.
He was the only one left now Helga’s corpse was slowly burning. He could hear the quiet tears of Hogwarts students and alumnus. Young girls and boys, now women and men she helped, eyes closed, without value judgment. Even if the others Founders loved to tease her, she was the strongest of them in the end. She was the real true spirit of Hogwarts. And now, she was gone. Just like Rowena. As the memory of the smart witch, Godric felt his heart skipped a beat or two. The pain was still unbearable. Even after all this years.
Lost in a beloved past, his eyes catched a figure. Once, he recognized the owner, his heart started to beat again, with anger this time. He contracted his jaw and pierced his eyes in Salazar’s, even if he was far away. He didn’t wait the end of the ceremony and went to his former friend awaiting for him. The hate was now mutual, more that day than any other.
Godric – How dare you !
Salazar – I came for her.
Godric – You didn’t have the right to come here. You lost it when you left us. When you left her.
Salazar’s reply was abrupt and icy.
Salazar – And you didn’t have the right to propose to her !
Godric was taken aback for a few seconds, frowned eyebrows ; then he realized what Salazar was talking about. He blushed from shame and discomfort. Yes, he hadn’t the right but he never proposed. To Helga, at least.
Godric – It was Rowena. Rowena proposed to Helga for me the very day of her death. It was the only way to keep united the school. She asked me to.
After all these years, the memory of this day, the memories of the days with Rowena was still making him suffer.
Godric – And even if I had, she would have refused.
Salazar – Of course, she would have.
Godric looked finally at Salazar. He was totally wrecked right now. He never saw him that way. But how could he blame him ? He was sure he looked like this when Rowena died. In the deep of his heart, he found pity for him surprisingly. Lost the most valuable person of your life was an endless torture. It was only the beginning for Salazar. Salazar who couldn’t leave his eyes from the fire.
Godric – She would have said yes.
Salazar looked at Godric, swinging between anger and confusion.
Godric – If you had proposed to her, she would have said yes to you. Only you.
Salazar – So, you’re Rowena’s friend.
Helga jumped when a soothing male voice resounded behind her. She turned herself to watch a tall and slim man approaching. His eyes were exactly like his voice and every of his movements : hypnotic.
Helga – And you should be Godric’s friend.
Salazar – Touché.
Helga’s eyes fell again on the quiet surface of the lake. Seemingly, at least. But they all knew what was lying under it. Even knowing it, it was still so quiet in the areas. It was the first time that she was coming here. Rowena told her about this crazy plan of a witchcraft school many months ago. She loved the idea. She loved this place. And now, she was meeting the last one of them, one the greatest wizard alive.
Salazar – I’m Salazar, by the way.
He held out the hand ; she did the same. But instead of only holding it, he put a kiss on her hand, making her blush. Before he could notice, she turned her head away.
Helga – I know.
Salazar – And you’re Helga.
Her only answer to that was her smile, still looking on the lake. What secrets was it hiding right now ?
Salazar – I’m not sure you’re strong enough.
She turned again toward him, surprised and a slightly confused.
Helga – I beg your pardon ?
Salazar – I’m not sure you’re strong enough to keep tight of us.
She was still confused and couldn’t see what he meant.
Salazar – Rowena told us that you’re skilled with cooking charms and that you could be our renforcer. But I don’t think so. She ask too much from you.
Helga didn’t answer anything and contented herself to watch again the lake then turned away. Before leaving, she turned to Salazar and lighted her wand discreetly.
Helga – And you ask not enough from me.
Salazar – What does that mean ?
She only smiled and he watched her walking away toward the castle. It was a lapping that made him turn towards the lake again. He raised his eyebrows and his mouth slightly opened from the view offered to his eyes. Every being in the lake was shining with a different color. It was like a color ballet. He never saw anything more beautiful. Slowly, a wide smile brightened his face.