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?
 
 
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Iulia Linnea[info]iulia_linnea on October 26th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
*cries*
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Lilith: gen-moonlight[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 09:48 am (UTC)
Sorry ... I know, I'm in that kind of mood.
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Iulia Linnea[info]iulia_linnea on October 27th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
Don't be sorry; the drabble is effective and well done! :D I should have said that before, but you know, I was crying. ;)
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Lilith: hp-magic[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Aw, that's good then -- and thank you!! I'd hate to make anyone cry from the sheer badness of it. ;)
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Iulia Linnea[info]iulia_linnea on October 27th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
I'll stop spamming you, but I had to note that anyone who can wring tears out of me in 100 words has nothing to worry about in terms of badness. I'm a stone. ;)
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Lilith: gen-kwan yin[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
That is an awesome compliment -- thank you!
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Keeper of the Cocks: Harry_pensive[info]torino10154 on October 27th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Oh that's so sad, very different use of the prompt. *snuggles Harry* Well done.
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Lilith: gen-blue butterfly[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
Thank you very much ... it was different, I know, I'm just in that kind of mood these days.
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Sebastian: HP - Warning! Angst![info]kabal42 on October 27th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Fucking ouch. Amazing writing.

I so love stuff about Harry's childhood, awfully angsty as it is. Perhaps I should try writing some of that myself... (Thanks for the inspiration :-) )
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Lilith: hp-take the sky[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
*howls* Your icon is PERFECT!

Yeah, I'm existing on a full diet of angst these days. Harry's childhood perfectly suits. I'm glad that you liked it!
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Sebastian[info]kabal42 on October 27th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
Thanks. I love that icon! The one you're using just now is great as well.

*nods* His childhood is great food for that kind of thing.
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쉘리 I whip my hair like Bang Bang: hp - harry young sad[info]sdk on October 27th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
Oh! Poor Harry--gah...it's so sad, but so Harry.

And what a great way to come at the prompt. Lovely angst, hon.
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Lilith: hp-crookshanks[info]lilithilien on October 27th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I know, poor Harry, I feel so bad for him!
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[info]aldiara.livejournal.com on November 1st, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Heartstring: *iz tugged*

That was very effective :(
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Lilith: hp-wandlore[info]lilithilien on November 2nd, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Thank you -- I'm glad that it touched you. Welcome to my emo mood. ;)
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