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rt_challenge links, week 2 - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
fernwithy
rt_challenge links, week 2
Yeah, I've randomly posted a couple of these links, but I'm going to do a wrap-up every seven entries.

8. Cathedral--After Dumbledore's funeral, Remus visits Gryffindor Tower.
9. No Need To Be Alone--At Christmas, Tonks re-vists a childhood haunt.
10. Everything--When Remus is bitten, his parents wonder about his prospects in life.
11. She Stays The Same--Drabble of random Remus thoughts.
12. Shoe Haiku--Haikus about shoes. But they don't rhyme.
13. Souvenirs--Remus shows Tonks trinkets acquired on various trips while his parents searched for a cure.
14. Part of the Family--While planning her wedding, Tonks gets a letter from a concerned relative.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll just read one....maybe another....and another. Damn-only one left- might as well finish the lot of them (and of course, I end up saving "Everything" for last. Sob.)

You slay me. Every one completely different in tone and style, yet all the same keen grasp of these characters and so inventive-and I love your new version of the Lupins.

I can't wait to read what comes next.

~madame en
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I've loved all your RT chalenge stories and just when I think I've read my favourite along comes something even better. Of course I like them for different reasons and "Part of the Family" is definitely the funniest so far.

"And will she be having the chicken or the fish?"

"The fish. But make a note to give her a little bony one."

That was brilliant! And so true to life. As a member of the not-quite-basted-off-the-family-tree-but-almost section of my father's family, I can vouch that it is appallingly close to life!

TDU
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: February 14th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
My stand-out favourite of this batch is most definitely She Stays the Same, although there are so many things to love in all of them. I love love love your version of Tonks - I know I've said it before but every time you add something new to her personality or her personal history I love her more.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
At HP Lexicon they have updated the family tree with more information from a picture of 12th feb. Italian La Reppublica. It shows granny Black's name and surname. I hope in a week we will have the full thing.

See you

mgfespin
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoyed these, Fern, especially Part of the Family. Do you think that coming to see Tonks as a person is a sort of crisis of beleif for Narcissa? Or do you think that she is able to see *this* halfblood as a person while still thinking that all other halfboods / muggleborns are worthless (I know I've seen this aspect of racism often enough)? I know I see the second of these options as more likely, but I wondered if you see possible redemption in Cissy's future. :)

Anyway, great job!
the_evil_sock From: the_evil_sock Date: February 14th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, that was me, The_Evil_Sock.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 14th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think there's a continuum between the two. At the point of this drabble, I think Narcissa is largely alone in the world, rejected by most of the good guys, with her blood traitor sister as the only one who'll have her, so she grudgingly decides to be "Aunt Narcissa," slowly starts to see Tonks as a person worthy because she is who she is, rather than in spite of it, and may, in a very long time, begin to notice that most of the half-bloods and Muggle-borns she knows really aren't trying to destroy the world. I think she'd always be a defender of the old ways and resistant to Muggle influence, though.
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