Question: do you have headcanons for saladin trying to get helia to practice/learn magic? or just cute family headcanons in general? your helia headcanons are always the best!
Awwh, you’re so sweet! Gosh, my Helia headcanons are far from the best, but I’m glad you like them. Also, I’m sorry for the late reply!
I think I’m going to do a mix, so they’ll be cute family headcanons and magic ones. I hope you enjoy this!
- Teaching Helia magic was certainly an interesting time. Helia asks him when he comes back to Red Fountain for the second time, during his second year.
- While his own mom was a fairy, his aunt was a witch
- Helia is frighteningly similar to his aunt, who actually died at the young age of 19.
- Saladin is scared to teach him because what if he falls to the same demise?
- However, Helia’s mom talks to him about this irrational fear. Saladin hesitantly agrees
- Helia is actually really good at magic
- He’s pretty good at potions as they require being precise; something he’s good at
- However, his speciality resides in defense spells!
- He doesn’t like attacking spells, as Helia prefers using his strings to hold enemies back.
- He obviously uses this to impress Flora
- She finds it rather endearing that he can help her train, as well as the fact that he could help her make potions! They would teach each other everything
- Saladin is proud of the fact that he’s able to learn rather quickly
-Helia’s mother falls ill rather often, so he spends a lot of time with Saladin (The only sad one, I swear)
-Helia has stayed at Red Fountain as early as the age of 4.
-Helia is pretty close to both Faragonda and Griffin because of this! He used to sit in on their meetings, making doodle dementrations on the topics at hand.
-They would take these drawings very seriously, Saladin going as far as to use one during a school assembly
-He won’t admit it, but he views Faragonda and Griffin as co-grandmothers
The cool grandmas!
-Saladin catches 7 year old Helia talking to the air. Thinking it’s just an imaginary friend, he finds it rather cute
-One day, he asks about it and
-“Oh, who I was talking to? A lady named Aiko! She was telling me about… something about the company of light. She was nice. She says she misses you! Kind of weird for a stranger, but yeah.”
-Saladin, silently sobbing and holding his grandson “Oh? Why don’t you tell me more about it?” (Okay so i might have lied about that sad thing. oops)
-One time, Helia got lost in the forest! He was 9 years old
-Saladin hadn’t realised that he had slipped from where he had been watching him.
-Immediate panic ensues as he rushes to call the other teachers and headmasters about the missing child
-They find him eventually, near the swamp
-Saladin, sobbing: “Helia! Why did you leave premises??”
-Helia: “I saw a frog, and followed it! I.. It left and I had no idea where I was…”
-*Cut to the two crying, clinging to eachother as Griffin and Faragond give eachother exasperated smiles
-Griffin finds that Helia has a natural knack for drawing, and helps him develop his talent
-He’s closer to Griffin because she shows him the hidden passageways through cloud tower
-However, he still loves Faragonda! Those two talk about stories, myths and legends
-Helia was such a sweet child, so it comes as a surprise when he grows up to be such a rebellious preteen
-Suddenly, he doesn’t like hanging out with Saladin?
-He still talks to Faragonda and Griffin, but they have to push for him to hangout with them
-Suddenly, all these things that he had loved doing became.. Uncool? What was this??
-He has secret dates and sneaks out? Saladin is concerned because not his grandson!
-He gets a full scholarship to Red Fountain, but not because of relations
-It’s because he works really hard for it!
-However, he’s convinced it’s because of relations, and Saladin would be lying if he said that it didn’t play even a small factor
-Helia begins at Red Fountain at the early age of 14
(This is shown because Helia is his grandson and works hard for the early admission, but also because I wanted to cover up the plot hole in which
Helia was there a year before the Winx but is the same age)
-Once, Helia ended up being bullied during his first year of RF
-Helia is a small preteen! Saladin is concerned
-Saladin was concerned when he would be snappy and irritable towards him.
-Like yeah, he understood not hanging out with him, but him being rude?
Saladin pesters him until Helia finally yells at him, even throwing in a swear
-Saladin is astonished at his behavior, calling by his whole name and telling him to apologize on the spot
-Helia immediately starts crying and telling him about some jerk picking on him at school because he was smol
-Saladin gets instant flashback to when he was bullied for being short during his college years
-He tells him about this, and the two talk it out. Helia goes back to class with the resolve to solve this
-He still gets bullied for a bit but doesn’t like seeing Saladin angry
So he doesn’t tell him
-(I’ll have a story for that or mention it further in ASPFF)
-Helia has had short hair, and only really grows it out during his year at art school. Saladin is surprised to see him with long hair
-Helia, smiling when asked: “Well, I wanted to look like a certain role model of mine”
-Saladin almost cries
-When Helia returns, no longer is he rebellious and edgy. Saladin thinks that a year away has really helped him to grow. Helia goes to art school and realises what a jerk he’s been being
-He loves his grandfather a lot
-It took Helia a while to adjust to all of the boys, as his dorm had only been one other person in his first year
-Saladin notices how he seems rather overwhelmed at times because he doesn’t know how to deal with so many different characters at once
-Knowing such, he calls him down to his office and just has him relax
Sometimes, they’ll video call his mother together and they’ll have the longest chats
-Slowly, he starts to visit Saladin less and less and he gets concerned
-Until he realises this actually just means that Helia is growing to be comfortable around his group
-Saladin is proud of the growth his grandson has made
-Saladin has seen Helia have crushes before, but he can almost immediately tell that Flora is different
-He knows the girl is a good student, and very sweet. One could say her one character flaw would be the fact that she was painfully shy
-Of course, he found this out from Faragonda
-Helia blushes when she is mentioned, and although he tries to look serious, Saladin can see the ghost of a smile when she is there
-Saladin is happy when they end up together, though he relentlessly teases Helia about the fact that his response comprised of “I love you.. Too!” with a blow kiss
-Helia, embarrassed: “How do you even know that?”
-Saladin, having been told because Brandon and Sky had stuck around: “Instinct, son”
-Unrelated but he obviously tells the other headmasters, who in turn take their time to talk about how grown up he’s become
-Helia may not always admit it or show it, but he loves being at Red Fountain with his newfound friends and grandfather
-He does some dumb things over the course of his years at Red Fountain, such as punching a guy and getting expelled
-However, Saladin knows that he’s better than that, as they work out fine
-Helia may have his moments where he would rather be in solitude
-And Saladin may not always know what to say
But they indeed love each other very dearly, and wouldn’t change that for the world