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04 September 2008 @ 08:49 am
rarepair_shorts Ficlet- R- There's nothing like a funeral...  

Title: There's nothing like a funeral
Character Pairing: Luna/Blaise
Prompt: gone
Rating: R to be cautious
Word Count: 804
Summary: Blaise Zabini is an enigma, even to those closest to him. He also get bored very easily. Luna Lovegood is anything but boring. Over a year has passed since Blaise and Luna met, and now Luna needs him after the death of her mother. Mention of character death.
Author's Notes: This song was my inspiration. As always, these disregard most of canon.
Link to Prompt Table: This way...

"What?" Blaise didn't believe what he was hearing, even if he knew damn well his mother never lied to him. "You can't be serious!"

Callista sighed. "I am serious. Lenore had an accident in her home lab and died. Luna apparently found her. Xeno asks that you Floo over and see if you can talk to her. She's not said a word since he found her in the remains of the lab with Lenore's body in her lap."

He stood, the irritation he'd been feeling when Luna didn't show up on time dissipating with the realisation that she hadn't been here because she'd been cradling her dead mother's body instead. He rushed past his mother and grabbed the canister of Floo Powder. He didn't care if he was 'showing too much emotion', something which he was likely to be lectured for later. His focus was on getting to Luna, right this minute. He tossed a handful of powder into the flames and stepped inside, and yelling, "The Lovegood home."

Moments later, he stepped out into the living room, brushing the powder from is shoulders as he crossed the room and raced up the stairs into Luna's bedroom. He stopped just inside the door and nearly gasped. She was curled up on her window seat, still clad in bloodstained clothes with a streak of something he didn't rightly want to identify on her cheek, her knees drawn up against her chest with her chin resting on her knees. "Luna?"

She didn't move, not even turning to face him, staring dully out the window instead.

He cautiously walked forward, slowly. "Luna," he repeated, his tone soft and non-threatening.

She looked up then, but didn't speak. She looked quite simply shattered when she finally whispered, "She's gone."

He was at her side, pulling her into his lap before he realised what he was doing, wholly intent on comforting her in whatever limited way he could. He had never been this affected by the death of a parent- mainly because they had all been temporary step-fathers that his mother had secretly offed when she grew tired of them. But, he'd seen how much Luna and her mum adored one another. He rocked her, not knowing what else to do, even when she started crying, soaking his shirt. "Shh," he murmured, feeling helpless.

They sat there, rhythmically rocking until well after dark. Blaise was lost in his own thoughts, worrying about Luna and wondering how or even if she would recover from this, that he didn't even think about food until his stomach protested, loudly. He blinked and looked down only to find that Luna was sleeping.

He hesitated to wake her but didn't think she should go any longer without a bath and food. "Luna," he whispered, hoping that he didn't scare her. "You need to wake up for me."

She groaned, snuggling against him. "Don't wanna."

"You have to, duckie."

Blaise's head shot up at the soft, motherly (or at least similar to Lenore's rather than his mother's) voice. There was a rather frumpy looking woman with messy red hair standing in the doorway with a tray of food. "Who are you?" he demanded, his arms tightening around Luna.

"Molly Weasley," she replied, entering the room and setting the tray on Luna's dresser. "I've homemade chicken soup for the both of you."

Blaise wasn't impressed, intimidated, or particularly inclined to listen to a word this woman said. He lifted a brow and glared. "She'll eat when she's ready to and not a moment sooner."

The woman planted her hands on her hips and huffed. "Young man, Luna has been through a horrifying event and you should encourage her to take care of herself."

He sneered. "She has me to take care of her-"

Luna's soft voice cut him off. "It is fine, Mrs. Weasley, he's always cranky. Thank you for the soup."

Blaise would have, in any other situation, said something about the difference between 'cranky' and 'protective' but he just didn't have it in him to snarl right now. He wasn't about to say 'thank you' though. It would be a cold day in hell before that happened. So, he chose to ignore the woman still glaring at him in favour of suggesting, "Why don't you go soak in the tub a bit and then try a bit of soup."

She nodded, slipping off his lap and padding barefoot towards the bathroom. She stopped and looked at him over her shoulder. "You will be here when I get back, won't you?"

He nodded reassuringly. "Of course I will, I'm here as long as you want me to be."

She walked the rest of the way across the room and he could have sworn he heard her whisper, "Good, I can't handle any one else leaving me."
 
 
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: Life is beautiful by Sixx A.M.
 
 
 
Katkat914 on September 4th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Aww! That was so sad! But very good. Never came across a Blaise/Luna before.
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 4th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thank you, hon! Never a Blaise/Luna? Really?! If you are interested I can rec some good ones. Glad you liked it! [There are also more in this series. ;) ]
Valeriechimbomba on September 6th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Aww... how sad. The very last line is especially heart-wrenching.
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 9th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thank you! I hated seeing Luna like this, but *shrugs* it had to be dealt with somehow. :(
O Demanding One: Express: Awesomesauce!heyurs on September 21st, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)

You just have all sorts of tricks up your sleeve. *nods* WOW!

I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 22nd, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I rated a 'wow'?! Yay! I'm thrilled that you took the time to read these, Urs. ♥
O Demanding One: Birthday: Celebrate!heyurs on September 22nd, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)

Yup! And that is splendiffy in my book! ;)

*huggles* I'm glad that I found them. Really X)