June 1st, 2008

Illustmaker me

Teddy Lupin and the Daedalus Maze, Chapter Eleven: A Walk in the Woods, pt. 3

It's June 1, 90-odd degrees, and I have a cold. And a sunburn. That's just not right.

Anyway, Teddy and Harry were in the woods, starting a long overdue conversation about some relics that were in Harry's possession, though no one really knows what happened except for Harry and his closest allies.

Two things: As was pointed out to me, yes, he said it in front of the Great Hall (I died to protect them), but I forgot he did that (yes, I've only read TDH twice, because, while it's a very good book, it's not a very fun one for me). So I'm going with people just not believing him in any literal way. Maybe there was even some argument in the press about it, possibly with a final statement coming from Hermione (at Harry's request) that of course people aren't raised from the dead by any kind of known magic except for the dark stuff Voldemort used, which of course, Harry wouldn't. Either that, or the people there were too shell-shocked to pay attention, and the people who weren't there would assume it's mythmaking. One way or the other, it's not common knowledge--or at least common belief--that he actually died, and Teddy is getting it from the horse's mouth for the first time. He's also just copped to having the Deathly Hallows, which to Teddy mean precisely one item: the Resurrection Stone, which he is just twigging to as the source of the scar on his palm. As to the bit about Teddy knowing about the Hallows, I thought it seemed natural that after Rita's book and Xeno getting even nuttier that they'd be a subject of mass knowledge, but I think I can clarify that by adding a single sentence after Teddy thinks that "Everyone knew it" (about the symbol). Just make that, "Everyone knew it; Xeno Lovegood had been prattling on about it in the Quibbler for most of Teddy's life."

Teddy ends with saying out loud, "You had the Resurrection Stone."

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