Xanadu

A HariPo ficlet

by mew-tsubaki

Note: These characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This is for Morghen's challenge in the HPFC, the Not So Perfect flaw challenge. This was so curious and funny and…sad to write, so go check out her forum topic in the HPFC!

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Character: Minerva McGonagall

Flaw: Envious

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xanadu- an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place

She hated this feeling. But she couldn't really help it. She'd known him for –well, it felt like forever to her. Of course she'd want as much of his attention as possible.

So it was hard to see her former Transfiguration professor and now headmaster coworker pour his heart and soul into something other than her: his work.

Minerva fought to keep her lips from twitching in annoyance. She admired Albus for being such a dedicated man. He truly was amazing. He had done so much to revolutionize the Wizarding world and to change how young witches and wizards were taught.

Yet why couldn't he focus some of his attention on her?

She knew it silly of her to wish for more. She'd known him for sooo long…but she felt so strongly for him. It was only natural to wish he wrote her little love letters instead of signing school documents. She wanted him to feed her chocolate-covered strawberries instead of giving that damn phoenix treats. She wanted him to smile only when he spoke with her, not when Snape made some snarky, bothersome remark.

No, his work was too distracting…but it couldn't go. Unfortunately, Minerva –in her brilliance –realized his work for what it was:

It was the thing that had brought them together.

Without it, Minerva would never have met him, because he would never have been a teacher. Without it, she would never have been inspired by him to become a teacher herself. Without it, they would never have grown so close and bonded over their shared dream –to better the future wizarding generations and give them a better world and, failing the latter, give the following generations the tools and knowledge to survive the real world.

So she would sit with him and help him in any way she could, because his presence was her spa, the place where she could relax. He was her xanadu.

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Aw, I liked this a lot. I love Minerva/Albus fluff and romance. Sorry, but I can't believe that he didn't have a thing or chemistry with her. :P MINERVA/ALBUS ALL THE WAY!

Oh, and please review! Thanks so much!

-mew-tsubaki :D