Lock & Key
A HariPo freeverse piece
Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. For the cool and collected Sublime Sin, who loves Lucius Malfoy more than me (I'll fight you for him, though!) and writes beautiful Death Eater and Dark wizard fics and shares my addiction to Lucadora. Happy Christmas '10, Sinny, luv! Read, review, and enjoy!
"Take with you
Like summer flowers"
—Meg and Dia, "The One"
Her heart is a little, locked
Not so old, but surely
it's seen so much…
she's not sure she ever wants to feel so much
He's a·l·w·a·y·s been |cold|
(Maybe not always…)
He may not be as frigid as a corpse,
but there's one
melts him, stirs him to life
always will be
h · i · g · h · e · r
than he can
cold, won't he?
She looks to her
-husband (he's so kindhearted & charming)
-son (he's just like her, minus her lack of grace)
-life (it's what she's always wished for:
Regret and guilt fill her ^^up^^
Guilt, because she should enjoy the life she has
she wishes she'd followed her true heart's
So that chest remains
He sees a life of mistakes
He's just a walking, composed
He escaped jail
He escaped Death
But he can't escape the
to whom he's
The reason why you feel so
is because you're the
that breaks the
Such a commonplace question:
"We've saved up—shall we get new brooms?"
&& it's then when she learns why
she would've been
with young Andromeda
She's got. to. have. that.
So she s·t·u·m·b·l·e·s out of the picture &
searches for the way, the
to make things better
His wife helps him out,
cuts him out of the picture
and—despite the smudge on his name—
he feels so damn
When was the last time he felt like this?
He sees a child with pink candy
—&& he knows—
as it ~a~l~w~a~y~s~ works,
he thinks his eyes play
No, no, no, he's wrong & it's never
felt · so · good · to be
&& she's fine telling him that [essentially] they were twits
Who could tie him down?
Who could domesticate her?!
They're right back where they belong
where she can –clutch- his cloak &
he can drink in her ever-changing eyes
So what that they'd been dwelling on their past?
They'll let them f·l·o·w, now the key's unlocked the chest
Oooh… Lucadora makes freeverse worth the while… :Q *drools* It's been so long since I wrote them, too!
Thanks for reading, and please review!
2016 note: I still have affection for Lucadora, though I'm not 100% sure why anymore? Hmm. I like this 2010 piece, though; I do enjoy writing AUs where Tonks (and Remus) live on past the war.