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Ache, Stiff - Harry? They're writing about us again.
bluejeanphoenix
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bluejeanphoenix
Ache, Stiff
Title: Ache
House: Hufflepuff
Rating: PG
Challenge: Sprains, Strains, and Abrasions
Characters: R/H
Word Count: 100
Author Notes: Missing scene from Deathly Hallows.

Hermione moaned fitfully in the guest room at Shell Cottage. The nick from Bellatrix’s knife was already healed, but a smear of red still clung to her neck - Ron didn’t notice the scrapes on his aching hands until he tried to wipe it away with his sleeve – from banging on the door, most like.

Her eyes snapped open, frantic, seeking.

“Shh, you’re safe,” Ron crooned, gently holding her still, “I’m here.”

“Ohh,” Hermione whispered, “Oh Ron...it hurt!

She'd never sounded so...small.

He gathered her up as she curled into his chest, and stroked her hair until they stopped shaking.

Title: Stiff
House: Hufflepuff
Rating: PG
Challenge: Sprains, Strains, and Abrasions
Characters: Harry (and dead!Dobby)
Word Count: 100
Author Notes: Another missing scene from Deathly Hallows, just after the first, akshully.

Harry looked down at the humble pile of dirt, and the epitaph scrawled feebly into the simple marker. The wand he carried felt strange in his hand – unfamiliar, and awkward against the stiffness and heat of his blistered palms.

The spade lay to his left – a crass reminder of the physical fact of Dobby’s death. For a moment, Harry sensed the bizarre cruelty of dying, the waste of having to leave the corporal body behind, discarded, an empty shell.

Shell…Harry turned his gaze to the cottage, and forced his reverie to an end.

There was more work to be done.
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hiddenshallows From: hiddenshallows Date: August 25th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC) (link!)
I really, really love the intimacy of the first one. You did a really good job making it emotional without being cloying.
bluejeanphoenix From: bluejeanphoenix Date: August 25th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC) (link!)
thanks so much! yeah, it's a fine line, I don't want it to end up being saccharine...Glad you liked it. ^_^
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