Drabble Dump Title:Outsider Characters:Draco Malfoy Rating:PG-13 Disclaimer:I own nothing. Word Count:100 A/N: for draco100's prompt 'Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts' Summery:The war is over but Draco doesn't belong to the world left behind.
The gold glitters in his hand under the light of the lamp hanging above him but the old woman behind the bar just lowers her head and shoos him away. Money had seemed so important as he was growing up; the vital status symbol that went hand in hand with blood to show just how much better he was than everyone else. Now, it doesn’t matter that he is rich or that the war is over because he is still a Malfoy and Potter’s testimony only goes so far. They don’t take his money, not anymore. He’s the outsider now.
Title:Hardest Time is the Night Author/Artist:merenwen Character(s)/Pairing(s):Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley Challenge(optional):hopelessness Rating:PG-13 Length(if fic):100 words for harry100 summery: When Ron leaves, it is hard for Harry not to give up too.
The days after Ron’s departure are the hardest and the longest. The feeling of hopelessness is harder to push away and both Harry and Hermione find it clawing its way into their bone, settling there like a chill they can’t get away from. Longer turns with the locket wear them down and sometimes at night Harry catches himself wondering what the point is. He has no family to save or go home to, nothing to tie him down like others do and Ron’s words cut at his heart in the darkness. Finding the horcrux is easy compared to keeping faith.
Title:Living on the Edge Author:merenwen Character: Rose Weasley Word Count:100 Rating:PG-13 Challenge:muggles A/N: for hp_nextgen100. Summery Hermione has always tried to help her children fit in at her parent's house but the fact remains, they are magical and that changes things.
Mum had always done her best to make sure that Hugo and I knew of both worlds and could function properly in both if needed but somehow it wasn’t as simple as that. I understood how to use the toaster and I liked the TV but that didn’t change the fact that when I was at Grandma and Granddad’s, I didn’t feel like we fitted in. Not completely. It was too different. They were too careful in checking we could work things, too cautious when we went outside alone. We were on the edge of what they wanted from us.
Title:Unwilling to Surrender Author:merenwen Character: Neville Longbottom Word Count:100 Rating:PG-13 Challenge:189 share at neville100 Summery:Hiding in the Room of Requirement rather than give in to Snape's regime, Neville and his classmates feel the pressures of war.
Eyes follow him around the room as he hands out the loaves of bread they had managed to get up from the kitchens that morning. With more and more of them hidden in the Room of Requirement it gets harder to smuggle enough away unnoticed. It shouldn’t have to be this way, hiding in their own school to survive, and he feels the pressure of effectively being responsible for his classmates. Fellow soldiers for all intents and purposes now, unwilling to surrender. It doesn’t seem quite as hard when you have so many good people to share the burden with.
Title:Reasons and Regrets Character: Severus Snape Rating:PG-13 Disclaimer:I own nothing Word Count:4 x 100 (connected drabbles) A/N:prompt, 400 at snape100 Summery: Severus, at the different times of his life and how they defined him.
i As a boy, Severus had felt nothing but fear at the life he found himself growing up in. To duck a flying whiskey bottle before it hit him and hear it smash into tiny shards of glass behind him was a normal way of life to him and it wasn’t until school that he realised how different that was, how wrong. He was afraid because there was nothing he could do about it, magic or no, and his mother was afraid too even though she was a fully trained witch. He didn’t understand the life he was forced to live.
ii As a teenager, Severus had felt nothing but hate when anyone mentioned his home life or the fact that he would have to return during holidays. Holidays were a return to ducking fists and listening to slaps across the face, pathetic whimpers, and blazing arguments that always ended badly. Magic taught him enough to put an end to it but he wasn’t old enough and his mother would never stand for it. He was handed a tool he would never be able to use, stood in a circle he couldn’t break. He hated the life he was forced to live.
iii As an adult, Severus was consumed by bitter regret for what he had done as a younger man until his life was consumed and dominated by it. He hated a boy he wanted to keep safe for no logical reason at all and taught Potions in a school while he hated children. If things had gone differently, he might have still helped the great Dumbledore, and aided the war effort, while living a life he just might have contented himself with. Happiness is something he long gave up on. He cursed himself for the life he had boxed himself into.
iv As he lies dying, Severus turns his mind to all the things he might have changed if he had made a different choice. There are many and it is hard to remember why he made those choices that were so important. Ultimately they are the reason he is lying there and yet they’re so totally irrelevant at the same time. He cannot change anything by trying to justify his mistakes as a younger man. He gives up trying to think about what might have been and comforts himself with the fact that at least he survived so long at all.