Hear the Quiet Mouse

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. This pairing is a Mew and Mor's Weird Pairing, which you may find in the M&MWP forum (see my profile for details). Check out and join the forum FUN! Read, review, and enjoy! Originally written for Morghen.


He only ever humored her

It was the right, the


thing to do

Chitchat didn't seem so wasteful

with him


Forget things, just a little


Not in a "going-out-of-my-mind" way


1) She can only trust books, not people

2) After books, she will only care for herself

3) Those who don't follow the rules must be punished

4) Count on everyone to lie

5) The brain offers the best & surest magic possible


Oh, they'll come undone

They always do

It starts with no.1—why not trust him a little?

He's surely proven himself, docking points for damaged books

He's…not so bad, after all

No.2's quite a throw-away

She doesn't know how that happened, but it


She learns to care about his studies, his marks, whether he sleeps enough

As for no.3, she doesn't mind bending the rules a bit for him

He needs the extra, restful time

She'll…conjure a blanket & remove the nearby tomes so he

can refresh his flourishing mind

Yes, all for his



No.4 makes her waver

It's not as though she didn't know about the pretty Ravenclaw

It's not as though anything was defined either way

Either way…

It hurts

She'd finally trusted after all these years…


Books don't have all the


She can't know everything

…he seems to, though

& he smiles sadly, knowing he's

h.u.m.o.r.e.d her

& the witch finds that her heart

knows magic her head does

n o t


Ooh, another fun one… Makes you reconsider Pince/Filch, huh? XDDD I have more ideas for them… But I feel as though I say that a lot, sadly… :[

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :3

Thanks as always to Morghen for beta'ing! XD

2017 note: I still like Pernce, and bookish Percy fits in well here with Pince. :') I like Pince's wavering thoughts, tho…