01 January 2004 @ 09:55 pm
Drabble: Futility  
Title: Futility
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Word Count: 100 words
Rating: Gen
Pairing: Dudley, Petunia, and Harry
Prompt #5: Picture prompt
Warnings: Character death
Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing.


As Dudley drove up, Harry ran toward his car. "How is she?"

"She's not breathing. Bring her back, Harry!"

Dudley's demanding tone was familiar, but for his mother Harry could excuse him. Harry felt for a pulse that wasn't there on skin already gone cold.

"I can't, Dudley. I'm sorry."

Between sobs, his cousin asked, "What good is magic if you can't bring someone back to life?"

Harry thought of Remus, of Fred, of his parents. Of Colin, Dumbledore, and yes, even Snape. A decade later, the pain was still raw. "I don't know," he whispered. "I really don't know."



Photograph by Rick Snowdon
 
 
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apythia[info]apythia on March 30th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Aw. Gave me chills. So much pain in so little words. Great job!
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Lilith: cartoon-the horror[info]lilithilien on March 31st, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you. I seemed to be ratcheting up the pain this weekend for some reason. Drabbles are a good outlet for that, it seems. ;)
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[info]illicit_grace on March 31st, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
oh wow. very nice. quite a punch
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Lilith: gen-lily pads[info]lilithilien on March 31st, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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