In Red Bloom

A HariPo fanfiction

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter cast belongs to J.K. Rowling, not me. This is a kinda alternate ending/continuation of my one-shot "Sidle Along, Dear." It's a songfic as well as an entry for my HPFC forum topic, found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : // forum. fanfiction. net/ topic /44309 /25299326 /1/ So here's to another fanfic for Lucadora (Lucius/Tonks) lovers –especially you, Purist Sin! Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum challenge! Song used: Clazziquai's "Futuristic." Check them out! :)

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Chapter One: Consequences

"One is only afraid of the people one cares for." –Kazi Shams

She let the song's beat pump through her, giving her just the right amount of energy. She knew she'd need it; the butterflies in her stomach would not quiet. And here he came.

Funnily enough, she found herself dancing with him. Oh, how good it felt to have his touch again. His fingertips danced a tarantella across her arms, he was so caught up in her energy. She didn't mind, though.

We are at virtual loving time

And I am thinking, "What a mess"

All I want from you, baby, is just a little dance

Yes, she was here to spy, to gather information. She wished that Mad-Eye had not forced this mission on her, despite his idea of her being the "hopeful blunder." So what if she was clumsy? Lucius didn't seem to mind. No, he didn't mind at all.

I know the world we're living in

All these things we do

You want me, I want you

You hold me, you love me

Who was she kidding? She loved seeing her Luce again, even if she was on enemy territory. He crushed his lips on hers, hinting at something animal, something instinctual. She fought against his embrace a little bit, but she wasn't in any real danger with him. They both liked it when she fought just a smidge.

He broke for air, but she looked up into his grey eyes and drew him closer. She clung to his neck and kissed him deeply. Yeah, they were enjoying every minute of this.

Now, now let me out

I want to take you in my arms, I want to feel…

Now you dance with me

Come to in my arms, oh yeah

Now I set you free

I want to look into your eyes to see the magic, yeah

Now, now come on out-

Futuristic dance solo, yeah

Merlin, she loved him so much. Tonks didn't know when interest had become lust or when lust had become love, but she knew it when she felt it. Though her crush on Lupin still floated in the back of her brain, Lucius was the only one that occupied her heart. She'd wanted him for so long in so many ways…though she knew he wasn't entirely hers. Tonks knew that she was more emotionally involved in this…whatever it was they had.

No… That's not right. He must love her. When she was sure the Death Eaters up a level had heard whispers of a spying newcomer, the enemies had come down, but Luce had zeroed in on her immediately. She was sure it wasn't only his eyes guiding him, but his heart as well.

So now they danced. She half-heartedly smirked against his cheek. "I didn't mean to be chosen for this mission," she whispered sadly. She wanted him to know the truth. "But they wanted me here. At least you got to see me." She grinded with him, enjoying the music's surging power over her body.

We are at virtual loving time

We're moving and moving and moving

And the future will make me into a fusion girl

Tonks liked that he was so much taller, bigger. She fit perfectly in his arms. It was the one place where she didn't mind feeling little. He grabbed her wrist and guided her into the shadows, obviously displaying that he did not see her as…"little," either.

I know the world we're living in

All these things we do

You want me, I want you

You hold me, you love me

She was a little surprised that he brazenly swept her away to make-out when they were still on enemy territory. In fact, he looked like he could care less about his fellow Death Eaters still out on the dance floor, looking for the spy… She knew Lucius had only one thing on his mind: her. He kissed her and kissed her and kissed her and –she moaned. She had forgotten just how amazing those little kisses on her jaw and neck were when he toned it down and did his task chastely. Inwardly, she snorted. Nothing like chaste kisses for a turn-on.

Now, now let me out

I want to take you in my arms, I want to feel…

Now you dance with me

Come to in my arms, oh yeah

Now I set you free

I want to look into your eyes to see the magic, yeah

Now, now come on out-

Futuristic dance solo, yeah

"Luce…," she breathed, her mind fuzzy from his passion.

"Just –Just let us have this moment, Nymph," he muttered, using his special nickname for her. He leaned his forehead on hers, and she ate him up, not really caring about her mission. Everyone called her "Tonks" and she hated "Nymphadora" –but she'd been "Nymph" ever since they'd first met. So Nymph she was.

All this time our love is making you and I…

Your kiss and your breath turn me on, turn me on

And now…and now…and now…and now…

Nymph heard shouts. Lucius cradled her in his arms, a pained expression painted on his face. "Bloody hell…," he groused. "We don't have as much time today."

She frowned, catching her breath and bearings. The severity of the situation washed over her, and not even Luce's arms could chase away the cold she felt. "What will happen to me?"

"Nothing. I won't let them capture you."

"But you might get caught!" she hissed at him. She glared and her pink, spiky hair turned a violent red-violet.

"Nymph," he muttered, grabbing her chin and forcing her brown eyes on him. "We will not be caught. But I won't stand for it if you were because you refused to listen."

She frowned again and nodded. "All right…" She formed a plan. "I have an idea: I'll knock you unconscious."

Luce gave her a look that made her giggle. "You want to hit me?"

Nymph snorted, not caring that it was very unbecoming. "Don't worry! I love you, Luce," she said without elaborating on her plan. She waited for him to say he loved her, too. He never had before, and she wondered if she could force his hand in this emergency. It vaguely occurred to her that she was being the evil one right now and he was trying to protect her and be good.

Now, now let me out

I want to take you in my arms, I want to feel…

Now you dance with me

Come to in my arms, oh yeah

Now I set you free

I want to look into your eyes to see the magic, yeah

Now, now come on out-

Futuristic dance solo, yeah

"Luce…?" she asked almost inaudibly. He was so quiet. Had she pushed him too far? Worse, did he really not care like that?

He gritted his teeth as more shouts sound behind them. "Don't start."

Dancing for your love…

The wizard led his witch back out onto the dance floor. "Run when I say to," he ordered as he scanned the crowd. She wondered for who he looked. She hoped it was not his wife, her Aunt Narcissa. That woman was so jagged one could carve a wand on her.

Dancing for your love…

She swallowed past the lump in her throat and nodded. "I'm not sorry I love you," she stated as she looked up at him. She wanted him to understand at least that much.

Dancing for your love…

He quieted and then kissed her once more, so gently that she could feel…love. "I know," he intoned. "I l- Run."

Nymph turned her head just in time to see a flash of light before it went black.

Dancing for your love…

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Ooh, a cliffie! I know where this is going…Haha! I have really come to love Lucadora and this is a fun fanfiction for me to do, so there will be several chapters here. I wonder how long it'll be… Oh, and please note: In "Sidle Along, Dear," I incorrectly wrote Clazzi's lyrics "…eyes to feel the magic…" –it's actually "see the magic" and I have made that correction in this first chapter here.

Other than that… Please review! Thank you! XD Up next: Ch.2-Playing

-mew! :3

Thanks for being (b)an (b)awesome Beta, Morghen!