01 January 2004 @ 02:14 am
Drabble: Charing Cross Road, c. 1891  
Title: Charing Cross Road, c. 1891
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Word Count: 100 words
Rating: Gen
Pairing: Albus Dumbledore
Prompt #2: Charing Cross Road
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing.

Buildings soared to the sky here, higher than even the bell tower in Godric's Hollow. He wondered if they tickled the clouds like Papa used to tickle his belly.

Staring upwards, he didn't notice as he entered a crowd of Muggles. Crinoline and wool closed in, the crush of bodies, sweat and cologne and a sudden feverish surge of panic...

"Come along, Albus, dear. You mustn't tarry."

Mama's voice was reassuring and Albus raced towards her swaying bustle, towards Aberforth who stuck out his tongue and Ariana with her dreamy chocolate-soaked smile. Towards Diagon Alley, where they would be safe.