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06 October 2007 @ 11:42 pm
Today! (Drabble #9)  

Happy birthday, mustntgetmy! I'm not sure what the time difference will do to my timing, but I can assure you it's the right day where I am now. xD

Here's the present I promised you. Sorry for the experiment, but it turns out I've written my first Albus/Gellert fic for this occasion. Hope it's at least decent.

Happy reading! ; )

Pairing: Dumbledore/Grindelwald
Rating: Worksafe, though something is implied if you squint
Summary: Albus watches, and watches again.
Disclaimer: Still own none of JKR's property.

Gellert is unquestionably the fiercest person Albus has ever known. His movements are sharp, like his eyes, and like his tone when he speaks, determined to dazzle his only listener. Albus is aware of this, but admires the other’s nonchalance, the pride Gellert takes in his own abilities in a way Albus himself never could, that much more for it. And although they enjoy passionate debates, Albus remains captivated throughout – as if in flames.

But despite it all, glancing at Gellert’s unusually peaceful face upon sunrise for the very first time, Albus has to think of a glorious Winter morning.

PS: mustntgetmy, whenever you get around to reading this, tell me if you don't mind me posting this to grindeldore as well. For now I'll leave this post friendslocked, as it's your present to begin with. ^_^

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: 'If ~Hitorigoto' - Siam Shade
Melmo: catch your busmustntgetmy on October 7th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Oooooh, this was magnificent! I love how by the second sentence I already have a very clear idea of what kind of person Gellert is, and how you manage to slightly warp that perception by the last sentence. And the fire/ice element? Beautiful. (I'm also sort of thinking of Albus's eyes) And this? Albus is aware of this, but admires the other’s nonchalance, the pride Gellert takes in his own abilities in a way Albus himself never could, that much more for it. At first I'm all, "Aww, that's so Dumbledore." but by then end, I felt all, "AWW, DUMBLES!"

Ahem, in short, nice job :)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Fantastic b-day gift.

And yes, of course you can post it to grindeldore.
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius Canon (by snow_blossoms)oudeteron on October 7th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'd been tweaking this drabble literally to the last minute, all the time thinking, "Damn it, this isn't good enough. Quick, change it somehow!" And so it went until I finally posted it. XD
Anyway, it makes me feel all accomplished that you had a sense of the characters from the fic. With Gellert I was just trying to show how Albus sees him (sort of as a contradiction), but Albus was the one I wanted to capture. Especially in that sentence you've pointed out! (And the fire-ice thing works wonderfully for Albus's eyes, now that you mention it. ♥ )

Happy birthday again!

I'll post it to the comm in a bit. ^_^
Melmo: the puppiesmustntgetmy on October 7th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Albus's eyes are really an ingenious way to use a fire-ice theme. Cause they're all twinkly and warm, but they're actually blue. So then you make that connect and it's all ZOMG AWESOME. (AKA what the fic was like)

Thank you again!
See you later, instigatoroudeteron on October 8th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Wonderfully said! I'm developing such a fondness for Albus's eyes thanks to this. Especially since they always stay that fascinating, even when he's old and all. (*blush*)

Melmo: we're in the army nowmustntgetmy on October 9th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
For me, the only physical thing more interesting than Albus's eyes is the characteristic way he looks at people over his interlaced fingers. That's just so...Dumbledore to me.
See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on October 9th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's like his trademark pose or something. You know what they say...signature style. xD
Schompie: Prince of Pirates: so cute!schomperilla on October 7th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
Ah lovely drabble! I'm looking forward to all else you'll do for the HP fandom ^^
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on October 7th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Now that you've reminded me, I really need to write some more. xD
andromedatonx on October 7th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is beautiful! Loved it. ^_^ You should definitely write some more.
See you later, instigator: hideoudeteron on October 7th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I actually have a fic idea for these characters, but I need to develop it a bit more before I write anything. XD
remeciel: hyde-singingremeciel on October 7th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. Utterly wonderful. The way you managed to potray Geller in such few sentences is amazing. The reader can truly feel him being that way, like Albus is feeling him. an dthe last sentence does close perfectly the drabble.
Amazing drabble, sweetie.
See you later, instigator: Seth et Holth (by pink_playground)oudeteron on October 7th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
*blushes* I'm happy you liked it! This was totally my first time writing Gellert (since Albus at least has a minor appearance in one of my in-progress fics) and I wanted to do him justice somehow. And I'm really glad you liked the ending.
remeciel: Morween-moonremeciel on October 8th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
This is all the more impressive if it was the first time you wrote about Gellert. Congratulations. :))
Actually, I'm always waiting authors at the turning point that is the ending. ;)
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on October 8th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Whee, thanks! He's turning out to be a lot of fun to write, the sexy thing. XD

Me too, in fact. The ending should somehow wrap it up. And if not, then it has to be on purpose. ; )
remeciel: Meine_Liebe2remeciel on October 8th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do imagine him being sexy as hell. Not the beauty of Sirius who's handsome and may boast about it, but Gellert may be more... allusive about it. Hence his charismatic features. *g*

*nods* Ending a fic beautifully seems quite complicated to achieve, indeed.
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