Like the witch she was, she lived there in peace, granting refuge to the weaker siblings during Mama’s worst rampages, and knowing damn well that in turn, her family would defend her fiercely if some Hansels and Gretels ever came to knock on the gingerbread door.
Hi folks, here's a WIP Charlotte Brûlée-centric fic I'm writing because she deserves more appreciation! Each chapter explores the relationship she has with one of her many siblings (Perospero, Katakuri, Cracker, Broye, Lola, and more: requests possible!), the influences they had on her, and vice versa. This is going to be a multi-chapter, gen work, full of headcanons, memories, and inner thoughts: enjoy! 💕
It's been days since you came back home. Your injuries were quite serious, and you were beyond exhausted. You spent most of the ride sleeping, not that when you finally arrived in your bedroom you did otherwise. As I said, it has been days. You didn't always sleep, but the memories were haunting you, making you feel down to the point of falling into depression.
Your siblings noticed this change in you, and it broke their hearts. You were the ray of sunshine, their energetic goofball, the one who always brought a smile to their faces. This side of yours was new, unsettling. After everything that happened, one or more of them would always be there with you, not trusting any other in the chateau. You didn't mind their presence, they brought a semblance of comfort and familiarity, even managing to make you utter something similar to a glance, and if they were lucky enough, a small smile.
It was a day like the other, everyone was doing their job and you were in your room sleeping. The night before, you had a nightmare that kept you awake for most of the night. Big bro Perospero was checking in on you, pleased to see that at least now you were resting. He softly left the room, he had a meeting soon with Mama and the others.
“ Peros-nii, you here. Now we can start our meeting”, Smoothie started, “ as you all know, y/n’s birthday was, unfortunately, during the time they were...held hostage. You all also know that our little kitten is suffering, not only physically, but also mentally. Their lively mood is missing and we all feel the effects. I have a proposal: we could hold a party for their late sixth birthday. With that, we could try to bring a smile on their face.”. Everyone nodded, murmuring between them possible ideas on how to do that. “ we have an idea”, this time the youngest one took their turn, ” we could put a big cake in the middle of the garden, decorated with every kind of sweet possible. Then all around, we could be inspired by what y/n likes, for example, drawings m stuffed toys, us and so on”. This was one of the best ideas and it didn't come as a big surprise that it was Anana’s and the other's mind that came up with it. “ the ingredients will be all from nearby islands, and it could be as a big tea party”, Pudding said. It was one of the family's strongest points. “ Well, we need to keep this secret, we don't want to spoil the surprise, now who will go and bring here y/n? We know that they weren't exactly responsive to us” Galette and Mont d'Or objected. They tried, but it was all mostlyuseless. “ Me, Katakuri nii-san and Peros no-san will go, given that they somehow acknowledged our presence in the room” Brulee replied. Everything was settled. Now the only thing remaining to do we're the decorations. Toys, animals, music and artistic stuff surrounded the whole island. Streets decorated in a festive way, the main road leading to the garden marked by candy canes in (f/c). The guests were there, now only you remained.
While outside everyone was talking and going about, Katakuri and Brulee reached your room. They knocked before entering and they saw you staring at the window, lost in thoughts. Unusual, something must have happened. "y/n-Chan, are you okay?" - "... née-San?". Your eyes, they were shining, you were happy, "what is happening outside? The noise woke me up". Damn it, they thought they were quiet enough to not disturb you "y/n, get dressed. There's a surprise outside", Katakuri said while you went to get dressed.
The three of you made you way to the garden and once the door opened everyone cheered happily "HAPPY BIRTHDAY Y/N!!". You couldn't believe that all of this was for you. While you were musing about it you were tackled hug to the ground by the younger siblings,while the older waited until you were standing again before squeezing you. You were radiant, smiling and crying tears of joy uncontrollably. You could not stop thanking them for the surprise.
To say that you spent the entire day laughing and playing was an understatement. You were so exhausted that night that you slept for two days straight after.
This will be the prompt for a future work( still in progress) about the little kid
A party was in order. Especially after what happened, this was the best way to help the kid smile. Who better then the Charlotte could plan the best birthday party of the time?
As for the ingredients, as for the tea party, the siblings were sent to retrieve the best of the best from nearby islands
The planning was easy enough, because y/n has been in their room since having come back home, both because they are on bed-rest and because they're suffering from depression
This of course pains the family to no end, they tried to do everything to make them smile a little, but without much success
The party now. Everything, and I mean, even the whole island, will be decorated with what little y/n likes. Stuffed toys, sweets, exotic animals, clowns, magician, ask and they shall receive
Of course the pressure on the staff is so high that the minimum mistakes is paid dearly. Today is y/n's special day and everything needs to be up to the task
Gifts. Lots of gift from everyone related. The families may have bad blood between each other but for y/n's sake, the rivalry will be put apart
When the party is ready Katakuri, Brulee and Perospero will go and fetch the child, even when they won't answer, they get picked up without problem
They will curl up in their arms ( they will melt at the sight)
You won't have your eyes closed with a bandana unless you are OK with it
The surprise tho, it is AMAZING. The party is outside and in the middle a staggering cake is placed. Everything resembles y/n's passion. From some of their drawings to art commissioned by the family, etc.
This will be the first time that people those who doesn't belong to the family, will see them react as humans and that will shock those who don't know
Anyway. Y/N WILL SMILE. The kid has been through so much that this surprise and the fact that their siblings and mother went all out just for them will warm their heart to the point of crying. Happy tears of course
Hugs. They won't escape that, from the youngest to Mama each and every one of them will show their love for the kid.
You bet your glorious butt that security will be so high that nothing will escape their attention
Don't even try to think about doing anything that could possibly lead to a stupid action, just don't
Anyway, the day will be glorious everyone smiling, even them, but don't be fooled, there's still a long way to go before they go back to their past self
I think I never shared this here but seeing as I got a question about Brulees kids, I thought I show them. This here is Melba, one of the twins of Brulee. She is a trainee under Stussy and wants to open up her own fashion empire one day.
It's quite the old sketch so excuse the mess hahaha.
By the way, the father of Brulees children is Diesel 😏
Whitebeard loves kids ok? And those two (and some of their siblings who are old enough) could definitely have met him. (The Katakuri flashback where Brûlée gets her scar is set around the same time the Rocks are destroyed... sooo...)
I just had to draw them together!
(It’s not perfect, but I still like how it turned out! It’s adorable!)