26 October 2008 @ 11:13 pm
Drabble: Behind the Spell  
Title: Behind the Spell
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Characters: Harry
Prompt: #3 Expelliarmus for [info]harry100
Word Count: 100 words
Rating: Gen
Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing.

Harry sleeps curled around a frayed blanket. He's too young to question its origin, but it smells of life before, of love, of family. Then Aunt Petunia finds it, and the next day it disappears.

The Dursleys don't allow pets, but Harry befriends a toad that he keeps in a shoebox in the shed. Then Dudley finds it, and the next day it's squashed flat, bicycle treads crisscrossing its back.

Some wonder how Harry Potter can so skilfully cast Expelliarmus, but he's not surprised. It's just taking something away, after all, and who has more experience relinquishing what he loves?