learning an angry language (red riding hood/rapunzel)
Posted 2 years ago / 968 notes / Via: gyzym

gyzym:

She is born screaming. 

Her mother smiles, exhausted, and calls her Scarlett for the color on her cheeks.  It is her grandmother who gives her the cape, knitted with shaking hands; it is her father who bestows her the nickname Little Red, grinning indulgently at her from across the fire. She has the run of the house, cape billowing behind her like wings, laughter always thick on her tongue; she listens carefully, but well. She knows better than to talk to strangers in the forest. She is a good daughter. 

The wolf stalks her, and she hardens. The wolf eats her grandmother, and she hardens. The huntsman saves her, cuts her free, and Scarlett watches the old woman she loves so well beat him with a nearby walking stick, furious beyond the telling of it that they didn’t just let her go.

She hardens. She grows up. She is not little anymore, though she will always be Red. She was born screaming. There are worse things in the forest than wolves. 

Read More

968 notes
  1. angelsfalling-deancatch reblogged this from gyzym
  2. brian-e reblogged this from gyzym
  3. captaingardyloo reblogged this from gyzym
  4. stormierayn613 reblogged this from gyzym
  5. lestyouforget reblogged this from ravingsofabitch
  6. dramliza reblogged this from gyzym
  7. ravingsofabitch reblogged this from gyzym
  8. ptomlins reblogged this from gyzym
  9. marshmallowmassacre reblogged this from gyzym
  10. hoodiedfigures reblogged this from gyzym
  11. banrions reblogged this from gyzym
  12. queenhijab reblogged this from gyzym
  13. anaxolotladay reblogged this from gyzym
  14. myqueergirlfeelings reblogged this from gyzym
  15. pokethepasta reblogged this from insanebluegenius
  16. dinkyrabbitpoop reblogged this from gyzym
  17. thescentofwhiteroses reblogged this from gyzym