Character: Tom Riddle, the boy who becomes Voldemort
Pairings: Tom Riddle/Blaise Zabini (AU)
Your character's fandom: Harry Potter
Word count: 415 per MS Word
Disclaimer: I don't own Tom Riddle -- if I did, he'd have decent motivations.
Notes: Some information taken from Solar Eclipses in History and Mythology and other from my own memory. Hopefully I haven't botched any of it.
Crossposted to licenseartistic
Tom smiled and squeezed Blaise's hand as the sky darkened and the light shining down on them turned an eerie shade. He glanced up at the sky, watching the moon's shadow beginning to creep across the surface of the sun, then turned to his lover. "Good thing we bought these," he said, motioning towards the odd glasses he wore. They had invested in two pairs of Ernesto's Eclipse Eyeglasses so they wouldn't have to resort to the pinhole in cardboard method of watching. Tom figured that Blaise would get impatient and watch the event itself instead of its shadow on a piece of paper, so this really was the best way.
"It's pretty wild," Blaise said, peering up at the sky. They were camped out on the roof of the small villa they had rented while in Greece, lying back on the blankets and pillows they had put out there for just this event, and had a spectacular view of both the eclipse, and the small village that dotted the hillside below them. "I'm glad we're here," he added, squeezing his lover's hand in return.
Tom brought his lover's hand to his lips and gently kissed it, then mused, "Watching this, I can see where they came up with the idea that something was eating the sun -- it's... fascinating." The moon's shadow was now a third of the way across the sun, and the sky was taking on an eerie red tint. "There are so many different tales that say essentially the same thing -- I'm sure they couldn't believe that a mere shadow of something could blot the sun out like that...
"The ancient Chinese used to believe that a dragon was eating the sun -- they'd make all kinds of noise to try and frighten the dragon away. The ancient Greeks thought Zeus had hidden the sun away. The Japanese believed that the sun goddess, Amaterasu, was angered by her brother the storm god -- she hid away in a cave, causing darkness to fall on the world. No one could coax her out, until one of the other goddesses performed an erotic dance outside the cave, and the other gods--"
Blaise grabbed him and pulled him close, then purred, "Shut up and watch the light show, my sexy bookworm," and kissed Tom thoroughly. Tom gave a soft yelp, then melted into the kiss, and neither of them were really sure how much more of the eclipse they saw that day.