In a Forest of Real Illusions, I'm Fooled

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.


"So take it easy

I'll make it so easy

You can lay your head down

And we'll leave it til tomorrow"

La Roux, "Amour Love"


There's that


"Your past always catches up with you"

For you, it never meant much

Mum's always been that insane

Da's always had that warm laugh

& Lorc's always had a scheme up his sleeve

But then there's


You don't have anything to worry about, really

You're "Saintly Sander,"

something that always made Lorcan & Scorpius laugh

But when faced with reality,

you're "Scrambling Sander,"

because Real Life has


hit so hard


They should've seen this coming,

even if it

was decades later

because once a Dark wizard,

always a Dark wizard

& owning a shop in Diagon Alley?

How absurd!

Draco painted a grand old target on his back that way

So it was

only a matter of time

before an old, no-name villain showed up

&& ZING!

Daddy Draco's gone

And so is poor Scor's whole world


Scorpius came to his mates first

the t-w-i-n-s

But Lorcan couldn't stay

He scratched his head, got up, & left

because he never was one for drama

(hence his relationship with Roxanne)

But there Scor was,



&& wondering why this had to happen

(though the answer's plain as day to you)

You recall everything about your

Care of Magical Creatures class

Scorpius is a grieving wizard

He'll need…



-a damn good pumpkin pasty

You work backwards

He looks a bit peaky, so you've got to feed him

result #1: he's got no a.p.p.e.t.i.t.e

(& you can't blame him)

but he thanks you for the effort

He looks so


so you provide him with company

He doesn't interact with you…

but he also doesn't push you away

Finally, you…

You understand why it hurts to

see him hurt

&& you ache more inside

but you'll give him time

Let him come to you

& then maybe it won't h!u!r!t so much


It's just this one night

This one, broken night

(excluding the broken knight you are trying not to be)

& you've never,


felt so distant

so estranged

from him

But when that clock strikes twelve,

you'll still be there

because he's there

&& he's got to know that there are some good things l…e…f…t in this world


You both hear the chime

It's now the Witching Hour

So you kneel beside him

Wrap you around him

Kiss his temple

& hold on as if you two are next

Because that embrace will ground you to

a b*r*i*g*h*t reality

That there is evil in this world,

but there is also


& he touches your hand, because he both wants & needs it from you


I hope everyone who likes slash and Scorander enjoyed this piece. :3 Haha, that cliché in the beginning was inspired by episode one of season six of Supernatural. :P I don't think that's the exact quote…but other fandoms have used it, too; really, it's just a saying. But this freeverse was kinda inspired from seeing that episode…so thank Supernatural. XD

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;3

2017 note: I guess I never mentioned it back in 2010 when I first posted this, but it uses some of the canon of the first Scorander, "Just My Way." Anywho. A Scorpius who is just a boy is the type of Scor I like to write best, and I guess that's always come thru in my writing. XD