Hungry Like the Wolf

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 saaaaaaad to write, so go check out her forum topic in the HPFC!

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Character: Remus Lupin

Flaw: Fierce

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He hated himself for his behavior. How could he just leave Dora like that?

But Remus knew it was for the best. He never should've married her and had Teddy with her. He was the wolf, the beast. Remus was a solitary creature. His friends, the Marauders –that was a fluke. Finding love with Dora –another fluke.

As quiet and calm as he was, as he could be… Remus was a fighter. Really. So stop laughing wherever you are, Sirius.

Yes, Remus was a fighter. It was why he made a good Auror. It was the other reason Dumbledore had asked him to live amongst the other werewolves last year. He had more than lasted once he'd shucked his humanity…but he'd regained it and it was now sheltered in a cover of ruggedness.

Which was why he'd only barely managed to let Greyback walk away with his life just now. Remus had been a hair's breadth away from killing his creator. So now he headed to Harry and Hermione. Though they were teens, they'd been through some of his same crap.

They could talk him out of his fierceness.

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Awww… Poor Remmy… ;_; I wanted to give him a dangerous air, but I still think this was plenty Remus of him. He's fierce, all right –but he's scared of it. That's what makes him Remus.

Oh, and the Sirius comment. That was siriusly funny in a bittersweet/melancholy/wistful way, right, Morghen? ;)

Please review! Thanks!

-mew-tsubaki :D