Pardoned

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!

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"You know what I need

When my heart bleeds

I suffer from greed

A longing to feed

On the mercy in you"

Depeche Mode, "Mercy in You"

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It was the worst thing

e.v.e.r

She'd been unsure about

Dumbledore's Army

from the first meeting

But she hadn't intended on betraying everyone

certainly not Cho

But what are best mates for?

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So he was a Slytherin

not all snakes are bad

He'd joined the Inquisitorial Squad out of

boredom

(perhaps)

& it was lively

-watching for rule breakers-

-docking points though not a Prefect-

-capturing the D.A. in the act!-

&& all because of one

little (accidental)

t_u_r_n_c_o_a_t

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When it all went down

(the detention-giving & such)

Marietta was stuck

in a room

(alone)

with him

'Ickk' was her first thought

He wasn't physically repulsive, like most in his House

but he was morally so

& that was what made it

all the worse

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So many think themselves

a*b*o*v*e

the noble House of Slytherin

but Graham understood something

in this room

(alone)

with her

People could be very pretty

but inside, they're

A~L~L snakes

Suddenly, he doesn't feel so alienated anymore

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It carries on past

this room

with them

He dogs her heels

She walks faster

He loses interest in the Squad

She isn't even on speaking terms with Cho for a while

& when he suggests

that they might be each other's

friend

Sheslapshim

Quick

h-a-r-d

(with an angry glint in her eye)

&& he

drops it

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It's a while

before they speak again

Mari comes forward and

is the one to ask

f_o_r_g_i_v_e_n_e_s_s

(something new to both of them)

But she's realized a

bloody

stupid

painful

fact

Graham's all ears

Yet she doesn't want to voice it

Yet

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He drops that subject, too

He keeps by her side, knowing

it does them both good

(he's a little kinder,

she's a little darker)

& that she'll open up to him soon

On her part,

she

C.A.N.'.T

Because it wasn't that he said it that angered her

It was that he was

right

& it feels as though it's costing her some

humanity&sanity

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So long, now

It's been so long

& he's figured it out

(because he's a little smarter,

& she's a little s_l_i_e_r)

He knows what upset her

& he'll make it right

They're each other's o_n_l_y friend

& she needs to know that she can be his something more

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Okay, I'll admit—it's not my first Ravenclaw/Slytherin pairing. But I have many more to file under that category, and I doubt I'll disappoint. I can't help but grabbing a hold of a character and playing with their personality. It's too much fun! XD

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;D

2017 note: Minor characters are my fav things, giving me the chance to build upon so little. So Marietta Edgecombe and Graham Montague… Well, they're perfect for me to write. XD And, gods, has this love for minor charries spread to my other fandoms in the past 7 yrs… ;]