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Title: The Scribbling Lark and the Blackthorn Tree
Author: pixychelle
Prompt: Blackthorn -- Blackthorn is a winter tree and is very hardy, it has black bark and is armed with vicious thorns and can be found growing in dense thickets. Its wood and its thorns are used for offensive magic like thundersticks or piercing effigies. The plant itself has come to represent fate or outside influences that must be followed.
Rating: 15
Genre: Romance
Word Count: 13,500 (whole)
Summary: Every year, after his plants died or hibernated, Luna floated in to fill the gap.
Author's Notes: I must admit that as the story grew (and grew and grew and grew some more) it drew upon knowledge of the blackthorn tree itself along with the associations given in the prompt, perhaps even more so. Contrary to (or in conjunction with, if you look at it that way) the association with offensive magic, blackthorns are "defender" trees, acting as a thorny protector for both animals and younger trees alike and allowing them to grow unhindered by predators. Despite its outward appearance, it's one of the great nurturers of the plant world.

Hopefully it shall still pass muster for the challenge.

Thanks go out to senjism for the beta!

Major DH spoilers, if you somehow haven't read it by now.

ETA: There is a "missing scene" to this fic, part of the first section from Luna's PoV, over here if you're interested: Pity. Also, I changed the rating to the British system which reflects a more accurate rating for this piece, I believe.

The fic has been posted in two parts due to length:

Part One

Part Two


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 30th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
that was a really good story :). You really captured the characters well
Sep. 30th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! I did vast amounts of wibbling over my first Neville PoV story and of course Luna is never a walk in the park, so I'm very happy to hear that someone liked my characterizations. :) I'm glad you enjoyed.
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