Favorite Color

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. Honestly, I don't think I'll ever stop writing Lilted…so please: Read, review, and enjoy!


Someone once told Lily Luna Potter

that, when you fall in love,

hues are so much


&& anything that had no c-o-l-o-r turns to


the c-o-l-o-r-s of the

R (ed)

A (marillo)

I (mperial violet)

N (avy blue)

B (ough green)

O (range)

W (hite)

Lily's now sure that's a

l i e

because when she

gLaNcEs up!

at the s k y

she sees a ~r~i~b~b~o~n~ of

t u r q u o i s e

&& all its shades and tints


a notion sounds in her head

a n d . . .

she's inclined to

believe it:

She sees turquoise B E S T (mostonly)

because it's her


&& it's the image color for






& to her, it's also the image color of


even if he doesn't know it

But it's all right

He can join her side

a n y d a y

she'll never m*i*n*d

She'll just let another n o t i o n

FILL her head:

Teddy's hair turns

t u r q u o i s e

when he blushes

Merlin, he does that a lot around her

(&& someday he'll tell her that, to him, it's also the image color of



Okay, I'll confess: I couldn't get Teddy or that color out of my mind, so this came about. I really like this, though; it's sweet without being too dramatic or even angsty (which is a plus, since lots of Lilted is romantic angst). I just have a bit of color commentary, in case you were wondering…:

"Amarillo" is Spanish for "yellow." "Imperial violet" is the name of a purple from my Prismacolor colored pencils and markers…heh. Navy blue is really dark blue. "Bough green" is interesting; it's something I came up with to find a color for the letter "B" and it's meant to be like a pine green. Y'know—"Deck the halls with boughs of holly." Plant—green. Therefore, bough green. Now I'm prattling, *lol*.

Thanks for reading and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;)