|Ship of The Loved and The Wanting
||[Nov. 15th, 2007|07:57 am]
|||||The Tea Party - "Heaven Coming Down"||]|
Latter Days Voldemort/Dumbledore would be the wicked and the wise...but I have a special spot for fics where Tom Riddle has an unrequited crush on Albus Dumbledore, his transfiguration teacher. I really can't see it as two ways as long as Tom is a student, maybe not even soon after that...but I can so see Tom coveting Albus, and it being a contributing point in his bitterness.
For you see, Albus Dumbledore is loved by most, always has been, whether he appreciates it or wants it in the first place. He's brilliant and beautiful, he's like daylight, people are awed by him and people feel safe around him.
Tom Riddle, poor boy, who had nothing of what every child should have been born to, love, will always be wanting. He will be obsessed with power, obsessed with Albus, and at one point he'll have strong feelings that he won't be comfortable with, beneath his confusion because he won't understand what it is, and it'll twist him more inside.