Pardoned

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing was discovered by me, so please gimme 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!

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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 rulebreakers-

-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's 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

o n l y 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 like 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 on their personalities. It's too much fun! XD

So please review and tell me if you like Mariettague! Who (Montague), by the way, does have a first name (Graham). I think Harry Wikia stated it…

Thanks for reading!

-mew-tsubaki ;D