For Amber's Weekly Drabbles Comp: Bonus level. Write a freeverse about Alice Longbottom, Cho Chang, or Louis Weasley. You must use three of the following prompts: blue, dance, clumsy, mistaken, stripes, shatter, patches, mirror, balloon, press
Also for the Harry Potter Femslash Project, where I was prompted with the pairing Cho/Angelina.
you are clumsy, stumbling
because you leaned on him
and now he's gone
and you're off balance.
(but then, you've always been more graceful in the air, anyway)
(something about being a part of that blueblue sky)
(something about flying
has always made you feel like you cannot fall)
you've fallen now.
and it's only when you
that you notice just how high you were to begin with.
but the thing is, you're still waiting.
still waiting for the collision
still waiting for the s/h/a/t/t/e/r
still waiting to hit the ground
(because you haven't yet)
and you hate yourself for thinking that
because you aren't over him
how could you be?
but you hide in her arms because she lets you
she lets you weep, lets you mourn, lets you be.
she doesn't tell you to get over it
she doesn't tell you to stop crying about him
she tells you I'll wait
she tells you be ready
she tells you don't do something you'll regret
you curl up in her arms
she presses her lips to your hair
the kisses on your skin are like patches on your heart
you aren't whole
but you start to function
you love her.
maybe (definitely) not like you loved him.
(he will always have a piece of your heart)
but you are smart enough to realise that he is gone
and it hurts
(but it's still true)
and your heart is big enough to love her, too.
you fall for her slowly
not like your whirlwind romance with him
she's soft and fierce and sharp
he was strong and brave and kind
they are different
but perhaps the most important difference of all
is that she is here
and he is not coming back.