Snuffed

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing was discovered by my buddy, Morghen, so please give her a little mention if you write them! Thanks! It is one of many of Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings, most of which you may find in my forum topic in the HPFC, found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ topic /44309 /25299326 /1/ Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum challenge! This is a sequel to the freeverse "Growing Pains," but you don't have to read it first…though I suggest reading it before or after this. Thanks.

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"And the spirit of love

is rising within me

talking to you now

telling you clearly

the fire still burns"

Depeche Mode, "Insight"

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Hasn't it been long enough?

You waited

& waited

w a i t e d

How many years will go by until

she's ready to love again?

&& you've wished

& wished

W I S H E D

that she'd look your

way

Because you've been a steadfast friend

(though other said it was weird)

And you've been at her side like no one else was

(stranger still, as her sons are older than you)

& you can read her like he couldn't

(which shouldn't even matter now, as he's gone)

But things are

cHaNgInG

in ways of which you're

not too sure

She'll hold your gaze a

little l o n g e r

She hugs you a

bit t i g h t e r

& when she lifts her brow from your comforting shoulder

she hesitates near your face

a moment more

than she probably s h o u l d

&& every time these things happen,

your heart swells to ten times

its size

& the room, whatever it is,

gets loads warmer

And her eyes just seem

that much more

P I E R C I N G

Then it's

over

She breaks the stare

Her arms leave you, taking warmth with them

& her face drifts so easily

from yours

As crazy as she can be,

(IS)

she knows where the line exists

It's not just for her deceased husband

It's for the

barriers

that exist

because of all the stupid

"family history"

(& really, isn't that a problem for some of your cousins' and siblings' love lives?)

But you know her smarts

It's impossible that she doesn't know now

your f e e l i n g s

Yet, in some way, you…

don't m i n d

It's one obstacle…that's kinda been pushed

OUT of the way

So now you'll have to wait & see

She reacts too much to you,

so you can be patient

Things will fall into place (hopefully)

But you're happy she understands

Your love can't be demolished that easily

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Oh, man… Cross-gen is so delicious. I truly adore Louina. There's this gentle innocence to them that makes it so sad yet real (at least for me, *lol*). I hope I conveyed Louis' feelings well—Merlin only knows what's really going through Luna's mind! Anyway…

Thanks for reading and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :D