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January 16th, 2013 (07:18 pm)

I've won a shiny thingie! (I only found out by chance).



Thank you so much to whoever nominated my drabble! I've posted it here before, but here it is again:



Title: The first day of the rest of her life
Prompt: The Leaky Cauldron
Rating: R
Warnings: None

Hermione doesn’t mean to eavesdrop, but she can’t help overhearing the altercation at the bar. “I’m not a charity,” Hannah Abbott’s saying. “You still owe me for your last drink.”

Hermione doesn’t wait for Malfoy’s reply; she walks over, and silently slides a Galleon across the counter. Malfoy picks it up, looks at her, and in his eyes she sees a damaged man, recently released from Azkaban...

Then he smiles and her heart twists; he says, “Thanks, Granger,” and she smiles back, seeing courage in him as well.

She climbs onto the barstool beside his. “A white wine please, Hannah.”



1.



Title: Busted!
Prompt: Polyjuice Potion
Rating: R
Warnings: None

“But how did you get it?” asked Hermione.

“It was easy,” replied Harry. “I just sneaked into the changing room during Quidditch practice and nicked Malfoy’s sweater. Look,” – he held up a long, curly brown hair – “it’s not Pansy’s. And Bellatrix was all over him in Borgin and Burkes. She kept kissing him.” He grimaced. “It must be hers.”

Uneasily, Hermione dropped the hair into the Polyjuice potion...

...

That can’t be right,” said Harry.

Still nauseous from the transformation, Hermione snatched up a mirror, looked, and blushed crimson.

As she’d feared, the face staring back at her was her own.


2.



Title: After the Ball
Prompt: Yule
Rating: R
Warnings: None

It had been a magical evening.

Walking back to the dormitory, her head full of pink gowns, and compliments, and dances with Viktor, Hermione found her way blocked by Draco Malfoy.

She knew what was going to happen, and could have stopped it if she’d wanted, but his lips were firm and insistent, his hands possessive, and some hard, exciting part of him, pressing her so intimately, made her ache inside...

“Just curious, Mudblood,” he murmured, and walked away.

Hermione sank back against the wall, eyes closed, panting.

Then she heard footsteps, and Malfoy was devouring her all over again.


3.

Title: Redemption
Prompt: The Burrow
Rating: R
Warnings: None

Draco’s orders were to snatch Hermione Granger for the Dark Lord’s pleasure.

Macnair cast an Incendio; the Weasleys’ extended family came tumbling through the flames. Granger ran out in her nightgown, her hands protecting her swollen belly.

Shaken, Draco made his decision. “She’s not here.”

“What about her?” Macnair pointed his wand straight at her.

“No. That’s not Granger.”

...

Later, when Draco had to pay the price, he fixed his eyes on Voldemort, but his mind was far away, thinking of beautiful Hermione Granger, a night of truce and mutual passion, and the child he so desperately hoped was his.


4.

Title: Of Gift Horses and Mouths
Prompt: The Room of Requirement
Rating: R
Warnings: None

Draco’s not sure what he was expecting – a pensieve? the Mirror of Erised? a complete new identity, with a fortune that isn’t confiscated and a father who’s not in prison? – just some clue to how he can rebuild his shattered life.

Of course, the Room of Requirement’s empty.

What?” he yells, cursing the ceiling. “I don’t merit help? I’m left in the shit – AGAIN?”

He storms back towards the door; it opens and a bewildered-looking figure steps inside.

Draco dismisses his first thought, because it’s just too stupid. “What are you doing here?” he roars. “Out of my way, Granger!”

Comments

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: January 16th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Shiny!

Well done on the shiny thing!

And I like the whole set of drabbles.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: January 16th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)

Well done!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: Ree (reetinkerbell)
Posted at: January 16th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Balloons Fullest

Great drabbles! And congrats on your shinies. :) Once upon a time, I won a price for a drabble from that community too and I only found out by chance, long after the fact. Oops. :P

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

They don't advertise it, do they? And they don't tell you your story's been nominated.

Posted by: Ree (reetinkerbell)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Art Nouveau

I think they PMed me when I was nominated, because otherwise I never would've known of the community, but not only did they not PM me or let me know that I'd won, they also didn't send out any sort of "the round is over" info -- although that could be because it would be a lot of work, even to just send it to the nominees, since they have A LOT of categories. Not sure if they have a limit on the number of nominees per category though.

Posted by: gillo (gillo)
Posted at: January 16th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Well Done

Congratulations!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: Maz (thismaz)
Posted at: January 17th, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)

Congratulations.
They are all good - presenting both Hermione and Draco in a new light to me - but I particularly like the last one. It illustrates the classic tragedy of Draco's reaction.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: January 18th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

I'm glad you liked the last one. I was letting Draco channel my own frustration!

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)

Oh, Bravo!! These are great! :D

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