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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
hp100 drabbles
This week's challenge is writing about things that are open or closed (or opening or closing or... well, you get the idea).

Title: Open
House: Gryffindor
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairing: Andromeda(/Ted), Sirius, with James and Lily

"Come on," the disembodied voice whispered beside her as the argument raged between Potter and Evans. Lily threw one of James's books across the room, barely missing Bella's head and earning the younger girl a nasty glare.

"Come on," the voice said. "Even Evans can't keep this up forever. Get under the cloak before Bella looks this way."

The air shimmered, and Sirius pulled Andromeda under the Invisibility Cloak.

"Ted's meeting us at the Whomping Willow," he said. "Let's go."

As they slipped through the open portrait hole, Andromeda heard Bella scream, "WHERE IS SHE?"

But she was already gone.

Title: Closed
House: Gryffindor
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairing: Andromeda(/Ted), Narcissa, with Nymphadora

She pulled the baby to her, wondering why no one had ever mentioned what lovely little chest-warmers babies were. Nymphadora was babbling something into her neck, not caring whether or not anyone was listening.

Andromeda cared.

She stood at the front door of her childhood home, her heart pounding against Nymphadora's little head, and finally reached up to use the knocker.

Narcissa answered. She was seventeen now, and wore a tasteful but definitive diamond ring. Its presence had been reported in the Daily Prophet.

"Narcissa," Andromeda said, holding up the baby. "I wanted to introduce—"

The door slammed shut.

Title: Open Book
House: Gryffindor
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: Ginny
A/N: Okay, so it's the obvious one.

It was a secret.

She wasn't sure why she felt such a need to keep it a secret, except that she thought perhaps Dad would make her take it back, to see if it belonged to anyone. And she knew it didn't. It was old. Whoever Tom Marvolo Riddle was, he'd never come back for it.

It belonged to her.

She drew it out of her Transfiguration book again, tracing the soft leather, looking at the yellowed edges of the paper. She gave it a quick hug, then pulled out a quill.

Smiling to herself, Ginny Weasley opened the diary.

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Title: Doorway
House: Gryffindor
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairing: Remus/Tonks

As long as the door was open, nothing needed to be said or done. They could stand on the threshold of her little flat, having a protracted conversation about nothing, like he hadn't touched her hand earlier, like she didn't know he thought she was beautiful.

When it closed, he'd need to be on one side of it or the other. One side was hope—sweet and painful. The other was comfort—known routines, understood roles. It hadn't been stated—they hadn't spoken of the choice at all—but they both knew it.

Remus stepped inside.

Tonks closed the door.
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castaliae From: castaliae Date: August 7th, 2004 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I had just the first three, then navigated away. I came back to the page and clicked again to read the Remus/Tonks. I am so glad that I came back. I really enjoyed it. The middle paragraph was true, and you gave no indication where you would go with it until "Remus stepped inside." Thanks.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 7th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome. I was pleased with that drabble myself, which isn't very usual for me. :)
buongiornodaisy From: buongiornodaisy Date: August 7th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Liked "Closed" the best. Very tragic, but sweet when it came to Andromadea and Nymphadora.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 7th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I did want to hit Narcissa, though. I like the other Black sisters, largely because I can hate them unreservedly. :)
buongiornodaisy From: buongiornodaisy Date: August 7th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
myf From: myf Date: August 7th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That Lucius should give Narcissa a 'tasteful but definitive diamond ring' is so perfectly Malfoy - and Black. That's my favourite line.

I very much liked 'Doorway' too.
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