Fighting The Reflection

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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"I can't understand

What makes a man

Hate another man

Help me understand"

Depeche Mode, "People Are People"

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Man is only ever at war

with h.i.m.s.e.l.f

No matter how you see it,

you know it to be

TRUE

Forget the

"injustices of the world"

Y O U

are the cause of all your problems, weak boy

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So you aren't a boy any more

bigdeal

Take a look at the w-o-r-l-d

Nature isn't the enemy

If Nature is the enemy,

then it is Man's

fault

for making, influencing

Nature in that way

As for your horrid nature,

get a

L_I_F_E

You always bowed down to your

"circumstances" &

you know you won't ever stand up to them

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Society—such an evil

But guess what?

That's Man's fault, too

First there was Man

& then…

came society

Man created society

Man c~o~r~r~u~p~t~e~d society

&& society has since then corrupted

Man's later generations

What else explains the servants of the Dark Lord?

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Man also doesn't fight

M A N

Physically, maybe

Emotionally…

s~o~m~e~t~i~m~e~s

But the reality is that

there's a reason

Man cannot fight Man

(& you know this, weak boy, as your determination fades as those sharp but kind eyes chance upon yours &&

F!I!N!A!L!L!Y

someone can see through you, though you kick yourself,

wondering,

"Why him?")

& that reason's

sogoddamnfuckingS-C-A-R-Y

because…

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There is only

Man

(vs.)

S e L F

(& it's why you screamed on the inside as your father burned that Mark into your arm)

Because Man sees

himself

in everything else

(Nature, society, your fellow man)

& it's why he can & can't hate all that's around him

because he would hate himself

& it's why you

(you mindless, feeble babychick)

abhor the eyes you have found

because they look at you with

concern

and that hand reaches out for you to grab hold

and that face only shows

e-m-p-a-t-h-y

when you know it should show

f_e_a_r

But it's much too late now

You never stood up to your

"destiny"

so why should you start now?

Be the evil that has

Marked you

Be the devil that has (& will)

take(n) countless lives

Be what you hate

M O S T

(&& you catch those eyes & seize that hand & hurt the heart that feels for you all in an effort to control some part of your life, go ahead & hate)

y_O-u_R-s_E-l_F

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Naaaice. B) Philosophical. Kinda. XD This was inspired a bit by something one of my teachers said and an exercise in writing I did years ago… And I managed to make it dark & slashy! Take that! *lol*

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki :3

2017 note: …hmm. Pretty writing, but I think sometimes my 2010 fics (or at least the FVs) didn't always paint a clear enough picture of both halves of the pairing, when there was one. This was more Theo-centric, a Nott who, like Draco, had to follow in his father's footsteps (though my later Theo fics avoid such an idea, and I quite like them). :]