“Letters” Malleus x Reader
A/N: only wrote this bc i feel like malleus would be those poetic mfs who writes his letters in fancy cursive, use the most leg kicking and giggling love language and sends them carrier pigeon￼(?) so um this is just malleus describing his love to you i think
Warnings: slight spoilers for the masquerade event but not too big, maybe some cringy lines idk but fluff!!
Includes: loving malleus. i love malleus. y’all r in a relationship. but these are letters malleus would send to you if you both are in a relationship and he’s deep in love with you!!
Around the beginning of the relationship:
“Dear my Child of Man,
I am still over the moon of you accepting my love and sharing the same feelings. Before I thought of proposing my love to you, I’ve always wondered how you caught my eye.
Ever since we’ve met at your home, with you catching me studying the gargoyles on built on your home, I have had my eye on you. Then, I never knew why.
When you accepted my love and returned yours to me, I suddenly knew why.
Since the beginning, you’ve never seen me as a monster. You were a simple human wondering what I was doing outside. Yes, you didn’t know me. You were simply a human who had the unfortunate event of washing up into Twisted Wonderland.
That was the very first thing that caught my eye but you still continued doing things that I couldn’t help paying attention to.
I’ve noticed that I admired the calmness in your voice to me. Others would stutter and stumble over their words, but you simply conversed with me as if I was just another student. A student who didn’t have such a high reputation, a student with no higher power than anyone else. As if I was your friend.
The way your eyes would twinkle over simple uses of magic, was the world you’ve came from so magicless? When you first touched my horns, I was felt with a warmness I’ve never experienced. Everyone would cower at my horns, yet you claimed you had a fascination of them and they fit me perfectly.
The name you’ve decided on, Horton, was and still is one of my favorite interactions. I understand I didn’t reveal my name, but you deciding to use such a name on me — a person who other tremble at the mention of — was like uncovering a hidden need for a breath of fresh air.
Even when I revealed my name to you, you didn’t cower nor tremble. You only took note of it. Everytime you treat me like a friend or just a normal being, it always shocks me and it seems like it shocks your friends as well.
Then, I noticed that I wanted to be more with you. The feeling of wanting to touch you, friends wouldn’t feel that way, right? Yet, entering the field of love was something entirely new to me. But you still accepted me, held my hands and promised you’ll help.
How was I so lucky to cross paths with you? If I had the option to relive our developing relationship, I would do it over and over again.
I love you, my Child of Man. I’d like to bask in your presence soon, please talk to me if you’d like to do that as well.
I’ll see you soon.
- Malleus Draconia.”
Around the “y’all finally get comfortable around each-other” and always being around each-other part of the relationship:
It’s been 8 months since we’ve been together and it’s been one of the most joyful times I’ve ever had.
I’m glad that I’ve ever met you. You’re so admirable, I’m lucky to have you as my partner.
I know you prefer to have our relationship hidden until you are ready to reveal it, but I believe some of your friends and my Diasomnia members are starting to suspect something.
Please talk to me when you are ready to reveal it. I’d love to announce it to everyone, even my people back at Briar Valley. I’m sure they’ll accept you, despite being magicless.
It’s so hard to not boast about how wonderful and loving you are. At the topic of you, I hold myself back from proudly exclaiming that you’re my partner.
Though, I will wait for you. Give me the signal and I shall let everyone know.
Also, I’d like to invite you to come with me back to Briar Valley. We do not need to meet my parents, I’m only intending to sightsee the environment with you.
Did I ever tell you I have a pet crow back home? His name is Diablo, I’d like for you to at least meet him. My mother claims that he was helpful with her past duties as Queen and helped her by keeping an eye on me when I was a child. I’m sure you’ll love him as well.
If you do accept, I’m planning on returning there after going to the Shaftlands. The headmaster did choose you and Grim to attend to the school exchange while I was personally invited, let me know during those 3 days of your choice.
If not, I’ll still be returning to Briar Valley unfortunately. Having your presence around me is always like breathing fresh air and I’ll miss it. I will send letters and photos when I can, maybe even bring my pet crow back. I still want you to meet him.
I’m joyful that we both got picked for the school exchange in the Shaftlands. A masquerade ball I heard. I hope you’ll accept my hand to dance.
The trip to the Shaftlands is around 2 days, I’ll see you then, Y/N.
I love you forever.
- Malleus Draconia.”
During the trip at the Shaftlands, after the first day of being there:
“My Dearest Love,
Im sorry to only leave this letter on your bed of the room you are staying in, I wish I could speak to you before you fall asleep. Azul had decided to gather Idia, Riddle and I at nightfall, speaking of a Houswarden meeting. Unfortunately, I will not make it to you to kiss you goodnight.
I shall make it up to you when we tour around again tomorrow morning, I still want to make more memories with you on this trip.
You look lovely in your outfit that you shall wear on this trip. It took everything in me not to kiss you right in front of everyone, even at the festival. The way the fireworks I conjured up with my magic had looked like in your eyes and had highlighted your face, I was absolutely mesmerized.
The only thing my eyes had seen was you and only you.
Though, I couldn’t help but notice when Rollo Flamme had begun talking to you when the students started using fireworks they had conjured up with their own magic as well.
You looked awkward and nervous, with the way you fumbled with your fingers a bit and your eyes always glancing down at your feet. I’m worried about what he said to you. Please talk to me about that tomorrow night, if you would like of course.
I love you dearly, please remember that. I shall buy you a souvenir when we go out again tomorrow, maybe a few small snacks. I’m so lucky to have you by my side.
I’m sorry to cut my letter a bit short than usual, Azul is currently trying to gather everyone when I’m writing this.
I shall see you tomorrow morning, my love.
- Malleus Draconia.”
“It’s Full of You.” Malleus/Reader Fluff
A/N: couldn’t help myself again oops
Warnings: none. just bad grammar and bad storytelling (and my inability to understand tumblr).
Includes: fluff!! love confessions and ooc malleus (i think), gender neutral and also!! the reader only knows Malleus as ‘Hornton’ he hasn’t revealed his name to them yet!!
“Meet me in the Courtyard, nightfall.” I stared and read the note over and over again. My eyes finally settling on the ‘M.D’ at the corner of the small paper.
Sebek had given me the note during lunch, insisting that I open it immediately and take it into consideration.
- Mini Flashback -
“Please read this immediately!!” Sebek thrusts the piece of paper into my hands, “Take this into consideration! He’ll be waiting for you!!” He then hurried back to his table across the lunch room.
Grim munches on his grilled cheese, “Eh? Henchman, what’s that?” He notices the note, leaning over to me. I shook my head and shoved the note into my pocket. “Nothin’ Grim, just eat.”
Grim stared at me suspiciously but shrugged and continued munching onto his grilled cheese.
My mind continued thinking about the note.
- End -
It’s the last class of the day, I sat near the back and I was still scanning the note. Only person I know of that had a ‘D’ as a last name was Cater Diamond but he doesn’t have an M for a first name…
I continued thinking, Professor Trein’s voice becoming background noise.
I’ve been getting close to people, of course. But I know of no one who has ‘M.D’ as their first and last name. I scan the classroom, my eyes catching onto the fae with large horns sitting a few rows away from me.
‘Could it be him?’ I thought.
While I have been developing feelings for him, due to the time we’ve spent together whenever he appeared outside of the Ramshackle dorm, I never knew his true name. I opted for calling him ‘Horton’ as embarrassing as it sounds.
Fiddling with the paper, my heart finds itself hoping it would be him.
I ushered Grim to bed, opting for a large dinner so he’ll get sleepy faster and so I can quickly meet up with this ‘MD’ person.
I wrapped myself in outdoor clothing, which consists of sweatpants, a jacket and a thin scarf. The temperature in Twisted Wonderland can get pretty low, especially at night.
I shut off the lights in the dorm and slid out the front door, closing the door as quietly and quickly as I can.
‘Oh my god my legs….’ Even though I walked the entire way, my legs felt like they were running the entire time. I silently wondered how Azul and the Tweels felt when first getting their legs in order to attend this school.
I shuffled quietly to the large apple tree and sat on the bench that’s under it. It was silent, besides the crickets and small animals scurrying around.
‘M.D’ isn’t here at all. I look around. ‘This will be so embarrassing if I somehow got stood up.’ The bitter thought creeped into my mind, imagining the embarrassment.
I pulled my legs to my chest, setting my chin on my knees, just waiting.
In the corner of my eyes, I saw a group of green fireflies huddling into a group.
A smooth voice called out, a voice I obviously come to find comfort and love in.
“Horton?” I bring my head up from my knees and pull my legs away from my chest, “What are you doing here?”
My heart feels like it’s going to leap out of my chest.
The simple words we able to make the connection between my heart and mind. Horton sat next to me, angling his body so he’s facing me.
“You’re the person who..-“ I started, finding myself to be at a lost of words and nervousness started crawling up my body.
“Yes, I was the one who wrote that small note.” ‘Horton’ gazed at me, opting to reach out to my hands thats fumbling in my lap. He intertwines his fingers with mine.
Staring up at him, my mind could only come up with a question. “Horton.. What’s your real name?”
Horton stared at me, then looked down at our hands, “My true name is Malleus Draconia,” he brings his eyes up to connect with my surprised ones.
Taking my shock as a sign to continue on, he does. “Y/N. I’ve been needing to talk to you about something. My heart- my heart feels like it yearns to intertwine with yours,” Malleus lets go of one of my hands to place his over his chest. Over his heart.
“Ever since we’ve started to know each other, it’s like my heart seems to jump every-time I even see you. It feels like.. my heart tries to take over my body. Every-time I see you, I just want to…” Malleus’s voice seems to quiet down near the end, like even he — a person who everyone trembles at the name of — is being consumed by nervousness.
I stare intently at our one intertwined hand. Did.. he just confess? The thought explodes in my mind and I look back up at him.
He’s already staring at me.
“Y/N- ah, what’s the thing Lilia said￼..” Malleus tenses and tightens his grip on my hand a small amount, “Will you be my… partner?”
My body felt like it exploded inside. Horton- no, Malleus- just confessed to me. Confessed.
“I- Oh, Malleus- Um..” I felt extremely humiliated that I’m stumbling over my words.
“If you do not share the same feelings, it’s alright.” Malleus immediately took my stumbling as a sign of rejection, though his tone of voice shows he was- sad?
Malleus was already trying to depart, pulling his hand from mine and inching his body to get up, “I’ll see you in class tomorrow, Y/N.”
Getting over my shock, my body seemed to be automatic, “No!” I grabbed his hands, pulling him back to sit and face me.
Malleus let out a slight gasp of surprise, staring at me with wide eyes. I hurried and cleared my throat, trying to get my words out before I truly realize what I just did.
It seems like my heart did take over my body.
“Horton- er, Malleus. I do share the same feelings! Um- I’m sorry I was just surprised… that you..” I look off to the side but shook my head and put my attention back on him, “Whatever! But I’m saying that I do love you too!” The words flew out of my mouth before I could even think about it.
The silence was deafening. The realization of what I’ve done began to creep up into my mind.
Why am I so nervous? He already confessed so why am I-
A chuckle broke the silence, I stared at Malleus in surprise and embarrassment. His eyes were closed and his mouth was open letting out chuckles. I could see his fangs.
“Oh Y/N. I’m so glad!” He stood up suddenly and pulled my hands, that we’re still on his, making me stand up with him.
Stiffening, I let out a gasp as Malleus wrapped his arms around me.
“My heart feels like fireworks, I’m so overjoyed. My heart. It’s just so full of you..!” Malleus spun around, still holding onto me.
“I must inform Lilia!” He pulls away, still holding onto my hands and creating a distance between us, “In fact, I must inform everyone!” Malleus was rambling.
Yet, I just stared at him. I felt like that now we’re a couple, his features seemed to stand out a lot more. Tilting my head, I took note of his features.
How his lips fit him so much. It looks like he has a hint of black lipstick on.
How long his eyelashes are.
The way his bangs just seem to frame his face perfectly.
His eyes really are bright green, his pupils being slit-shaped. It reminded me of a dragon.
His horns, I never noticed how large they were.
My eyes were drawn back to his lips.
‘Oh Malleus, it feels like my hearts always been full of you.’