Living for Real

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 Mara.


"Oh little girl

There are times when I feel

I'd rather not be

The one behind the wheel


Pull my strings

Watch me move

I do anything


Depeche Mode, "Behind The Wheel"


Don't you play with me

Don't you play with me

Don't you play with…

Don't you play…

Don't p-l-a-y…

D O N ' T…

I have to be in control

That's the way I


&& it shouldn't be any other way

"Alpha," my foot

I give the orders

I will



t h e m

So don't fool yourself


Nothing will change

I'm immune to

baby blues&crocodile tears

& blondes are everywhere I


So go ahead

Sink in those

plum-lacquered nails

Bare those pearly whites

Bore holes into me with that

"smoldering" gaze

Because no matter how much you think you know


(I don't)

You're only my toy & I will



to possibly letting this…


border on anything

e l s e


:o It's always a joy writing Lucius because he's so deliciously evil… But I enjoy so many Lucius pairings these days! XD Him with Lav, with Penny, with Daph, and—the golden one—Tonks. ;) This was a sort of sequel to the 1st Daphcius oneshot, "Deal With The Devil," which has another sequel, too, that comes before this: "Baby Blues & Crocodile Tears."

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki XD

Thanks as always to Morghen for beta'ing! X)

2017 note: 2010 mew rly had a love for Lucadora, but I've been solidly Daphcius for yrs since then, and they're part of my overall headcanon, tho the Blood Trade storyline is just within these stories. The idea of Lucius finding real love with another pureblood witch but one he doesn't want to find love with entertains me. XD Ahh, my later takes on Daphcius are actually rather hilarious, tbh. ¯\_()_/¯