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07 September 2011 @ 03:50 am
Fic: Ridikkulus. Andromeda. PG.  
Title: Ridikkulus
Disclaimer: I do not ownn Harry Potter (unfortunately), no profit made.
Rating/Warnings: PG
Characters/Pairing: Andromeda Tonks
Summary: After the war, Andromeda receives the message of her family's death.
Word Count: 760

The letter fell down to the floor. Andromeda Tonks closed her eyes, just to open them again, just to feel how tears started to stream down her face. She seemed unable to realize what had happened. Unable to believe what the letter had told her. No. No, this was not true, this could impossibly be true! They must’ve been mistaken, it must’ve been a mistake, just a mistake…

It’s not, Andromeda, a voice told her in her head, loudly, almost shouting at her, They’re dead. It’s not been a mistake.

Dead. Dead, they were all dead… Dora, Ted, Remus… Dead! No… No!

Slowly she sank down on her knees, he entire body trembling. She’d not wanted to let them go, had begged them to stay, especially Dora, especially her daughter... But they’d not listened to her. Had smiled at her, had promised her to come back, promised her they’d be alright, had not wanted her to come with them…

She started to scream, screamed as loud as she could, rose, just to fall down to the floor again, crying, sobbing, covering her face with her hands…

“Why?” she whispered, over and over again, almost hysterically gasping for breath. Why them, why her family? Hadn’t it already been enough for her to lose her sisters, many years ago, hadn’t it been enough already to be forced to choose? To choose between love and family?

This could not be true… No… This could impossibly be true, she was dreaming, only dreaming… It’d be just one of her nightmares, she’d wake up again, would wake up to find everything alright, to find her husband lying next to her in their bed, embracing her, comforting her…

“Let me wake up… God… Please… Let me wake up again!”

Again she gasped for breath, carved her fingernails deeply into her skin until she felt blood billow from her wound, closing her eyes, opening them again only a second later… But she’d not wake up.

Andromeda could hear the baby’s cries from upstairs, quickly rose, heading for the staircase, dizzy, so incredibly dizzy… The baby. Her grandson. He’d never know his parents, he’d never know his grandfather…

Carefully she took the child into her arms, cradling him, looking at him, whispering to him, forcing herself to remain calm, forcing herself to smile until he fell asleep only a few minutes later. He was beautiful, so beautiful, so pure… Wouldn’t know anything about his parent’s fate, about what had happened only a day before. About the pain that seemed to flood her, to drown her, how much blood had been shed, about how many people had died, fighting, fighting for the good. No. No, he’d not know anything…

Gently she placed a kiss on his tiny forehead, laying him back down in his bed before she turned around, before she left the room, her face wet with tears. She’d have to go on, for her grandson’s sake. Would have to go on, to always go on, not looking back, not falling into despair. Had to be strong, strong enough to rise him, to give him anything she was able to give, always smiling, even if she was dying inside.

Again, she wanted to scream, to sob, wanted to toss objects across the room, wanted to watch them break into a thousand pieces… But she’d remain calm. Wouldn’t want to wake the baby again.

Slowly, heavily breathing, she headed for her bedroom. Closed the door behind her back, quickly turning the key in the lock, even if she knew that no one would be able to enter anymore.

She’d lost everything. Had lost everything within only a few hours, had lost any hold, any…

Andromeda sighed when she heard the noises from the attic. She’d gotten used to it over the years, had gotten used of the noises, probably caused by a boggart, had almost forgotten about them…

Boggart. Was it just a phantasm? Was all this just a phantasm, just an illusion? She’d had to kill a boggart only a few days ago, had been forced to experience all this, had been forced to… Quickly she withdrew her wand, pointing it against the door. It’d be her last chance, her last chance to…

“Ridikkulus!” she screamed, as loud as she could, but nothing would happen. For only a second she closed her eyes, took a deep breath, trying to keep her thoughts in order, trying to think of something funny, something…

“Ridikkulus!” she shouted again, over and over again… “Ridikkulus!”

Nothing.

Her wand fell down to the floor.
 
 
 
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avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
thank you bb ♥ I'm glad you like it!
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avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
aww thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it. <3
Rachel: ★ helena - curlsitalyatmidnight on September 7th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
This gave me chills! Very well-written, hon. ♥

Tonks and Lupin's deaths were always the ones I had the most trouble with! I'm not entirely sure I've accepted theirs and Fred's.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon! ♥

Yeah, those too bothered me as well... Especially Lupin, because he was my first HP crush and... OY :( Those deaths were so unnecessary. Same with Fred's.
zireael07zireael07 on September 7th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
So wonderfully written! Brilliant!
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! ♥
Samvivaciousmuse on September 7th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
So sad. ♥
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
♥ It breaks my heart when I think of this/these deaths being canon :(

Edited at 2011-09-08 06:16 pm (UTC)
Samvivaciousmuse on September 10th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. Andromeda is one of my favorite characters to write myself. But I'm just a Black family nerd in general. This family just breaks my heart. :/
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 11th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
I love Andromeda - I play in her in several writing communities and ever since I picked her up in the first RP, she's become one of my favourite characters - to write and in the HP series in general. I love the Black family in general as well - or better the three Black sisters, especially :D
Samvivaciousmuse on September 12th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
I've played Andromeda and Sirius in multiple games since I've joined the fandom myself, and have recently tacked Regulus onto that as well. They're really the only characters I love to play! They're just so interesting and tragic. Plus I love to think about what turned Bellatrix into the person she became. Ah, I just love them all so much, haha.
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avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
wow, thank you so much! I'm truly flattered and incredibly glad that you liked it. <3
☾witches on September 9th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. And so sad :'( Andromeda was always one of my favourites. Such a bamfy Slytherin.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 9th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
aww thank you bb ♥
I love her as well <3.