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23 February 2008 @ 11:45 pm
Drabbles #10, #11 and #12  

Please ignore the numbers - somewhere along the line I picked up the habit of counting my total amount of 100-word drabbles written. (It's an obsession.) Just for my easier orientation among them and stuff. XD

As you may have noticed, it wasn't exactly a clever move to take voluntary asssignments on myself at the start of this crazy week. But, finally! Below are my first three responses to the meme, and the rest will come along soon since I'm doing them in the order I received the prompts. You can still request a fic in my previous post if you'd like to and haven't yet, of course.

On to the service.

Title: Eternity
Pairing: Albus/Gellert
Prompt: "Pensieve, glass, feather" for estriel.
Summary: Albus has a quiet moment with his past.
Notes: The pairing is so subtle you'll probably need goggles. But then again, what else would Albus be thinking about just then?
Disclaimer: I'm only playing in JKR's sandbox without any hope or wish to get paid for it.

The memories swirl like smoke on the smooth, revealing surface of the Pensieve as Albus adds them in, each one lighter than a feather and just as beautiful. He doesn’t have the heart to examine them at any great length; they are still strangely fresh, with sharp edges that can cut right through, as if they refused to even acknowledge that several decades have passed since they were new. But Albus is not like them. He no longer believes in eternal youth – let alone eternal life.

Because all he has is the everlasting memory, fragile like a piece of glass.

Title: Upward Climb
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Prompt: "Haunted, soft, maybe" for mustntgetmy.
Summary: Remus and Sirius know how to celebrate.
Notes: Gah, this one was being difficult.
Disclaimer: Again, the characters and all Harry Potter things belong to JKR. I make no profit and mean no harm.

Of all the ridiculous settings they have haunted for privacy together, Remus liked the evening their combined skills for mischief earned them several blessed hours atop the Astronomy Tower best. Maybe that’s enough reason for celebrating this adventure’s first anniversary. It’s analogical but different – the sky is less cloudy, the early summer wind feels milder, and naturally he and Sirius talk about different things while they still care to talk.

Tracing the soft skin of Sirius’s back, finally experienced enough to hold him trembling against himself, Remus settles on the fact that he does like tonight better, all the same.

Title: Before a Fall, or Premonition
Pairing: Basil/Dorian after all (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Prompt: "Bend, snap, stumble" for serenity_winner.
Summary: Basil has difficulties capturing the essence of his model.
Notes: Set after Basil started to paint Dorian's picture. (Dorian isn't quite so corrupt yet. xD)
Disclaimer: Oh, haha, I am SO not Oscar Wilde.

The canvas is already half-filled, his picture forming nicely, but it scarcely compares to the image of perfection Basil strives to recreate, which makes him all the more conscious of the golden youth who is now staring off into space, lounging on the sofa. Close yet unfathomable, Basil knows. So he returns his concentration to the painting, intent on making each of its colours vibrant as though with life itself, every single line refined with beauty. The desire to reach past his talent, to challenge it and bend it until it snaps, overcomes him completely.

Dorian watches him stumble, smiling.

Hope you like them!

One question - mind if I compile these ficlets and post them to the appropriate comms sometime later? Since they're your drabbles, after all. ; )

Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: 'Lovesick ~You Don't Know~' - Siam Shade
Katie: dorian grayserenity_winner on February 24th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Squeeeeee! Yay Basil. 8D (Basil is my favorite <3) You haaave to post it to wildefic.

I really love the first two as well! Especially the first one. Well done. <3
See you later, instigator: YoshikiLoveoudeteron on February 24th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed! I love Basil too, the poor dear. And he was easier to figure out than Alan who only has a short appearance. XD And hey, a whole comm for Wilde fics? Yay! *runs*

Thanks for that as well. ♥
Melmo: germy SBPmustntgetmy on February 24th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Guh, I love mine! It's so nice and sweet. I was all smiles by the time I reached the end. And I especially like what you did with "soft." That sentence is gorgeous.

The Albus/Gellert is sad, but so pretty. And the Basil/Dorian is lovely as well...even though I haven't read that The Picture of Dorian Gray yet ^_^;

Go right ahead and post mine :D
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on February 24th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You know, at first I wanted to write a post-Azkaban type thing, about Sirius "hanting" Grimmauld Place and such...then I realized I was already working on a longer fic along those lines. (For months on end, but anyway. XD) So I turned it around and went for a different mood. Also, that "soft" sentence is my (endlessly re-worded) pride and joy!

I'm glad you liked the other fics as well. (And you have to read Dorian Gray when you have time to spare! It's not even that long, you'll see.)

(unspecified) - mustntgetmy on February 24th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(unspecified) - oudeteron on February 25th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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My D is Not Silent.estriel on February 24th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice! I like the slightly bitter, slightly sad Albus you portray there. And the way you use words is beautiful. *loves*
Thank you!
See you later, instigator: Y Tu Mamá También (by hyelle_narmo)oudeteron on February 24th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! I always end up writing Albus like that these days (maybe because for some reason I keep having fics set a long time after the "summer of love"?). Anyway, thanks so much. *blush*

So you don't mind my posting this in grindeldore later, okay? ^_^;
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rising_lark: R/S OTPrising_lark on February 24th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
No, seriously, these drabbles are adorable. I especially love the R/S one... probably because they are happy.
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on February 24th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! As for R/S, I have to write them happy at least sometimes. ^_~
Well, I mean to say, what?: Oscar Wildeseilf_emit on February 24th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
*crazed squeeage* OMG you wrote a Wilde drabble! A Picture of Dorian Gray drabble! I... you... *dies from over-fangirling*

But seriously, these are so lovely. The Albus/Gellert one is so wonderfully bittersweet, the Remus/Sirius has this great atmosphere of trust and familiarity (and how the hell did you pull that off in just 100 words?), and I bet you could guess how I feel about the Basil/Dorian one ;D *points to icon* Oscar approves!
See you later, instigator: YoshikiLoveoudeteron on February 24th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Aww, you know, I couldn't resist the temptation! ♥

I'm really glad you enjoyed these. I tried to have a different atmosphere in each of them, so I'm glad you noticed it! ^_^

(and how the hell did you pull that off in just 100 words?)
I have no idea, either. Learned skill, I guess!

*worships your icon*
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remecielremeciel on February 25th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
(don't make me afraid like this, I thought I had missed at lest ten posts from you! *laughs*)

They are SO great. The first one, in particular: I love this mixing feeling of loneliness, nostalgia and a bit of despair.

and I don't know why, but assimilating Remus and Sirius with the astronomy Tower always make me happy. :DD
See you later, instigator: Bad Education1 (by greeniefru)oudeteron on February 25th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
(*cackles* And you haven't read your drabble yet! XD)

Aww, thanks so much. Just what I was going for with the first one, too. ^_^

'Cause they're practically begging to get up to the Astronomy Tower! It's their place by now. XD
remecielremeciel on February 26th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
I just read it, and it's brilliant. Amazingly beautiful. I miss words to express how much I love it.

Everything little romantic thing should take place at the Astronomy Tower when it comes to R/S in any cases. :D
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scarlet_chan: Kyo Skippingscarlet_chan on February 28th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm in love with your writing. XD You have talent. ^_^
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius2 (the_8th_square & teh_indyoudeteron on February 28th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
*bows* The pleasure is mine. Thank you! ♥