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Sometimes (PG)

Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter. I am not making any money from this story.
Summary: “Sometimes he reaches for two plates at dinner.” Post-DH Weasley-centric drabble.
Rating: PG 
Warnings: DH spoilers
Genre: tragedy, angst
A/N: I wrote this right after DH came out and thought it might fit here.


Sometimes


Sometimes he pauses mid-sentence like he’s waiting for something. Ron tries to jump in and crack a joke, finish the sentence, but the words always feel forced and empty and he knows he didn’t say the exact right thing, even if he gets close sometimes. Close but no cigar, as the Muggles say. 

Sometimes he reaches for two plates at dinner, pausing awkwardly before he puts the second one back. Sometimes he orders two butter beers and then gives one to Ron as if he’d meant to do it all along. Sometimes his spells work half as well, last half as long. 

Ron pretends like he doesn’t notice. He takes the butter beer, accepts the second plate, but the beer and the meal always taste funny in his mouth, like they were meant for someone else’s tongue. 

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ms_worplesdon
Nov. 5th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
How heartbreaking! Unh.

*makes sad face*

But very well done, nonetheless! :D
tailoredshirt
Nov. 5th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. :)
mrsquizzical
Nov. 5th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
*sniff*
tailoredshirt
Nov. 6th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Aw, sorry. :(
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tailoredshirt
Nov. 6th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
star54kar
Nov. 5th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
*cuddles Ron and George*

*cries*
tailoredshirt
Nov. 6th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Aw, sorry! :(
inperfectpeace
Nov. 6th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
*sniffles* That was SO PERFECT! Great job. :)
tailoredshirt
Nov. 6th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. :)
earth_dragon
Nov. 6th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
*whimpers* dear GOD, that last line rips your heart out. this is so well done, and reall captures the reality of loss.
tailoredshirt
Nov. 6th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much. It breaks my heart to think about the Weasley family after the war. :(
hedwigs_bane
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
George all alone ALWAYS makes me sad :-(

You handled that extrememly well, not letting the pathos overwhealm who Ron is.
tailoredshirt
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
Thank you. I find that Ron is capable of a great deal more angst after the events of DH than previously, and it's interesting exploring that angst.
plotbunniofdoom
Nov. 14th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh, just wonderfully heartbreaking. :-)
tailoredshirt
Nov. 14th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you. :)
faithintheboys
Jun. 28th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Aw. Very sad.
profshallowness
May. 27th, 2016 06:50 am (UTC)
Well done; this is so moving.
Patty7180
Nov. 13th, 2016 01:31 am (UTC)
Why must you play with my emotions like that ;.;
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