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.

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"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"

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There's that

clichédsaying

"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

y_o_u

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

n_e_v_e_r

hit so hard

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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

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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,

shredded,

hollow,

&& 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…

-love

-attention

-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

d;e;s;o;l;a;t;e

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

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It's just this one night

This one, broken night

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

& you've never,

N—E—V—E—R

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

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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

L O V E

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

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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