Bashful

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 Aiiimy. Happy Christmas '10, luv! Read, review, and enjoy! *Note: The lyrics (the whole lines of bold and italics) used are from Meg and Dia's "Don't Be Careful."

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·Don't be careful with me·

You took my hand

as though it were a delicate, b/r/e/a/k/a/b/l/e

SugarQuill

& you patted away the dirt

(haha, there wasn't any dirt until your worked hands

covered mine)

A healthy blush

d*u*s*t*e*d

my cheeks

&, for once, I was glad that my hair

was a softer red, so it didn't

horribly clash with my flush

Your brown eyes met mine and—

you

h

a

l

t

e

d

.

·I'm not so delicate·

Why the

falter?

Aren't you

SURE

of your feelings?

Forget

all outside o-p-i-n-i-o-n-s

(^minor details^)

I *sighed*

& let you walk me back up

to the castle

Dirt & sun

will only damage a

fair f~l~o~w~e~r

(ah, the only flower is my mother)

·I gave you my heart·

Remember

when I

bItChEd

about Lily&&Teddy to you,

on that ever-so-lonely

winter's day?

It wasn't that

I had to talk about [him]

It was that I

had

to see

Y_O_U

I don't think you ever understood

that you'd been my

R.O.C.K.

for a l·o·n·g while

before there'd no longer been a

Teddy&&me

·I know the chance I'm taking·

I know

I know your

—past—

—hurt—

—pain—

—burdened s o u l

(how else would we find each other?)

I know she hurt you

I know you'd only found friendship with me before

I know you'll probably never m-a-r-r-y again (er, hope it's not the case…)

SURPRISE!

I'm a rare, smart Ravenclaw

*snicker*

Neville, when will you learn

that I

k;n;o;w what I'm doing?

·Don't hesitate in love·

I once heard…

from a redheaded aunt of mine…

that you

D

O

U

B

T

yourself

Oh, luv, she needn't have told me

And sure as I walk these stones in this vestibule,

I'm sure you dawdled and dragged your feet

wanting to escape(!)

a castle full of people

who…didn't hate you

(dislike is just a form of jealousy)

You lived here,

not really l…i…v…i…n…g at all

Not really knowing…

that plenty of people loved you

& still DO

(and…

more

love you still yet)

·It can leave your soul undone·

M-e-m-o-r-i-e-s

I know you have them…

them

she was your only One

Never

Saw

Another

(and you didn't bother to look)

But it's why…it's why I'm by your side

T:R:U:S:T!

me

You'll never be hurt again

Just listen to my

p*l*e*a

Don't—Don't

come

a–p–a–r–t

because love left you

sCaRrEd

once-upon-a-time

·You can't stick your toes in the water·

I won't stick around here

as you dawdle

You're the Head of the

BRAVE

not the guide of the

Huffs

(hmm, don't mesh with Huffs…

foreboding, much?)

Once, you found the courage

to pick up a

s-w-o-r-d

& help bring our side

one. step. closer.

to the END!

of a —war—

Now, pick up your manly parts

& t_e_l_l me

what I already know…

what I'm

y·e·a·r·n·i·n·g

to hear

·You gotta jump and finally go underwater·

Well, all right then.

I…need to eat lunch now…

It's fine—I had to learn rejection at some point, no?

Don't bother dragging me off to the side, Neville

And don't shush me—!

"I…I can't listen to naysayers & think about expectations

a.n.y.m.o.r.e —

Victoire Weasley, I~l*o*v*e~y_o_u"

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XD Five pages! Five pages of pure Vicnev goodness! I love 'em…and now we have the "confession"! So sweet, rather melodramatic, but amazing nonetheless. Obviously, Vic wouldn't have turned him down after that.

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki XDDD

2017 note: Prolly set sometime during Vic's final yr. ;] Neville, brave bloke, admits to his feelings at last. XD It's funny, tho. This piece is from 2010, and I do think I'd write them a bit differently these days…but not by that much. :3