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27 August 2008 @ 08:41 am
rarepair_shorts Ficlet- G- When one is an only child...  

Title: When one is an only child...
Character Pairing: Luna/Blaise
Prompt: inadvertent investment
Rating: G
Word Count: 735
Summary: Blaise Zabini is an enigma, even to those closest to him. He also get bored very easily. Luna Lovegood is anything but boring. Blaise realises that he does indeed enjoy Luna's company and that maybe, just maybe she's a bit attached to him as well.
Author's Notes: That thing about disregarding most of canon, yep, still applies. Oh! I see both Blaise and Luna as a bit more advanced than other children their age- it isn't as if either of them has the most conventional childhood. ;) That is why they seem a bit older than their actual ages.
Link to Prompt Table: This way...

If someone had told him, even a month ago, that not only would he be picnicking in the middle of a Wizarding Wildlife Preserve, but that he would be enjoying himself...well he'd have recommended a trip to St. Mungo's. Now, well, now he had to admit that Luna made it fun. In the week since they were introduced, the two of them had spent all of their time together while the adults were off doing something or other, whatever it was it had been deemed 'too dangerous for children'. Frankly, Blaise preferred to be led about by Luna, even when it meant learning more than he ever wanted to know about the mythical creatures he's stopped believing in at about age six. She was a breath of fresh air, wholly untouched by the same sort of things that had molded him into a cynic.

Leaning back, propping himself up on his elbows, he came to the realisation that he truly liked Luna, quirks and all. He watched as she danced around the blanket he was sprawled on, singing some tune about 'a pocket full of posies'.

She stopped, mid twirl, and held her hand out to him. "Come and dance with me."

He grinned, but didn't move. "It is far more enjoyable to watch you, poppet. I can't dance as well as you do."

She giggled, adjusting the circlet of flowers she'd collected and woven together while they walked to the picnic spot. "You're silly, demon boy. Always so serious."

He dismissed the silly name she had decided upon and refused to stop using. She had been trying to get him to 'loosen up' since the beginning and he was slowly doing so. It was just apparently not quickly enough for her. "Why not sit here with me," he suggested, patting the blanket, "and tell me another story while we eat?"

She smiled, plopping down next to him and laying her head on his shoulder. "One of these days I'll get you to actually have fun."

He handed her the basket of fruit. "I don't recognise myself these days, Luna. I am having fun, I promise."

She sat back, tipping her head to the side and studying him. He was used to this by now and waited her out, knowing that she was gathering her thoughts even though she had this far off look on her face that most would mistake for daydreaming. She wasn't that difficult to figure out, that was if one bothered to invest the time and energy doing so. It wasn't normal for him to bother and just another example of how much he was stepping outside his comfort zone for the quirky blonde.

"You're an old soul," she finally declared, in that matter of fact tone she was so good at. "A little old man in a boy's body."

He would have gaped, that was if he wasn't immune to her blunt observations already. She dared say all the things he was certain everyone thought about him, but feared his mother's wrath too much to say aloud. Luna feared nothing, at least he hadn't found anything as of yet. Just yesterday he'd had to hold her back from approaching a Nundu because she said it 'looked lonely and needed a friend'. So, he shot her a mock-glare. "Only you would say that aloud, you know."

She laughed lightly, piling fruit on two plates, shaking her head all the while. "You don't scare me." She paused, pursing her lips and then nodded. "I know that you can be scary. You are your mother's son after all."

She frowned, handing him his plate. "I think you've a great capacity for cruelty. I won't lie to you, it rather frightens me to think of what you could become if you don't live life a little."

Her words struck a cord in him. He'd cut himself off from all but his exclusive group of friends after seeing his mother go through husband after husband, never finding that elusive 'something' that she seemed to be endlessly looking for. He shrugged, attempting to hide the brief stab of pain her words caused, knowing that she didn't mean to do so. "Well, lucky for me I've got you to help me with that, correct?"

She grinned, nearly throwing herself at him, hugging him tightly and he felt lighter than he could ever remember being before.
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kiki_renee89: Perv - Fictional Menkiki_renee89 on August 27th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
love love love! *hugs*

all i have to say - seeing as i'm currently doing an assignment for uni that i actually have to get done and then post - no matter what time in the morning it is (e.g. 3am like it was last week!). But it has to be posted b4 6am.

ok sorry bout that ramble - could've written more on a comment rather than ramble like that... Geez, i'm doing well huh. *lol*

LJ is going to keep me company tonite while i'm doing this work... *lol* sad...
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 9th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I am so glad you liked it! And I hope you got all your work done! *more hugs*
Valeriechimbomba on August 28th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
"You're an old soul," she finally declared, in that matter of fact tone she was so good at. "A little old man in a boy's body."

Aw, I think this is so cute. I do like your Luna, she's very sweet. :)
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 9th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! :D
O Demanding One: Books: heyurs on September 21st, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)

Damn. I shouldn't have read them backwards! HAHAHA!

Sweet! *loves it*

I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 22nd, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm just overjoyed that you read them. :D The bonus for you is that there are more and you will get those in the correct order. ;) Well that and more Blaise. :D He doesn't get enough fandom love, does he?
O Demanding One: Express: Tiggeriffic!heyurs on September 22nd, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)

No, he doesn't. I am looking forward to this! WOOT! :D

I'm glad I made you happy. ♥