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i'm too short + yr too scene
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Well. Been a while. *pokes comm* Whee! This is depressing.

Diagon Alley was the first fatality of the second war. When Voldemort's Death Eaters marched through, from Knockturn Alley down to the Leaky Cauldron, every shop-front shuddered as if the air bracketing it had suddenly shoved forward. As if they were being viced together, atom to atom. Flourish and Blotts buckled, coughing quills out from the mouth of the doorway; Ollivanders shivered and shrugged and shook into rubble, raw magic bleeding out between stones. Shoppers spilled out, into the streets, waving their hands and fumbling their spells, unprepared for combat and dying without a curse on their lips. The Death Eaters finished off any in their path with a deft avada kedavra, or else a lingering crucio, but the remnants of buildings still held survivors when the army Apparated to Malfoy Manor and locked Diagon Alley down as a blank zone on the map.

Muggle Londoners living nearby heard screaming, desperate pleas for help wailing through the night as they tossed and turned and tried to sleep the noises away. Three people called the police, but there was nothing for the force to find. 'Are you sure you heard something real? Not a CD?' We're sure, they said. There is an inimitable quality in a genuine human scream, something visceral that we hear in our guts and the small, dark places of our minds. 'We'll look into it. Be alert.' But there's nothing to look into.

London sleeps with its lights on.

Harry Potter doesn't sleep at all.
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I am speechless.

*fucking brilliant*
HA! *smoooooooch!* Thankyou, v.much. I loved writing this. Glad it worked. :D

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:D:D Thank you, chilling is where I wanted it to be. :)
Ouch. *hides Harry under bed*

Man, you really are at one with the brilliance these days, and if it wasn't for the fact that you're sharing, I'd be so damn jealous you don't even understand:>

This is, I don't know, it feels so right, because it makes so much sense, that when you attack a place like that, you don't just kill people, but you ruin all the magic too. And now I'm sort of curious how Knockturn alley turns out, but - come to think of it - I'm not sure I want to know. Not really.
Heeee, brilliance? *CACKLE* I'm glad you like reading this, 'cause I adored writing it. I'm back on drabble-crack. XDXD

when you attack a place like that, you don't just kill people, but you ruin all the magic too
Exactly it, yanno: this is why I love HP so much, the magic is a character, just like everyone else. :) Knockturn Allery turns out... Oh, it's like a dead tree, black and twisted from lightning, fine from a distance, but crumbling under a closer look. I think. ;)
Ooooh scary ooooooh.

Eerie.

*shivers a bit*
Mmmm, eerie. I like that. Thankyou. :)

*offers a blanket for your shivers*
Oooh. Wow.

Nice in a really creepy way - I liked it, though.
Ha! Nice and creepy, that's very cool of you to say. :) I'm glad you liked, sweets. Thanks for commenting.
Aah. gah. wow.

There is an inimitable quality in a genuine human scream, something visceral that we hear in our guts and the small, dark places of our minds.
Just. OMG so real and that's what makes it so chilling. And

raw magic bleeding out between stones gives me chilles even more 'cause it's like breaking the world not just a person.
Mmm, that scream line. I'm pleased you picked on it, because I sat and thought on it, you know. That's how a scream works to me. So it's good you think so, too [as we have the same brain, apparently. XD]

Thanks. :DD
Whoa... that was fabulous, i love it
:D:D! Thank you for reading! Lovely icon, btw. Rather creepy. XD
:D thanks :)
Wow. The image of quills shooting out of Flourish and Blotts'--that was brilliant.
Hee! Thank you! :)

ps yr icon scares me

iulia_linnea

12 years ago

raw and real and wonderful. i especially adore how you tie in the muggle world, and the description of the fall of individual shops was perfect. this whole drabble is just... wow. almost makes me wish this fic was longer.

here via the rec at coffee-and-chocolate.com. :)
Man, this is old! But I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for commenting & for the heads-up on the rec. :)