Disclaimer: The Potterverse and its characters are intellectual property of J.K. Rowling. I'm just borrowing them for a short while and promise to give them back unharmed.

A/N: Another drabble-that-went-poem in English language. The style is rather experimental, I hope you like it! Many thanks to Lady Liadan for helping me with my weird translation into English.

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Green and Black

by
Alcina vom Steinsberg

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A gaze like fire. A gaze like ice.

Will fire melt ice? Will ice quench fire?

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Green robes swish past black robes.

A sparkle on a spectacle lens, a glitter in an obsidian eye.

A feline hiss, a serpentine sizzle

Snake meets cat

A game?

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Hands touch, reaching for the teapot

Green advances, Black retreats

Green pauses, Black stills

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Side by side at the quidditch match

Black cheers first, but Green holds victory

Afterwards, a mutual drink

Was it rivalry or fun?

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Late at night

Black makes his rounds

Green follows quietly,

whispers...

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Morning sun sees them hand in hand.

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