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11 August 2013 @ 01:57 am
Ficlet: Don't Go (PG, Harry, Lily Luna)  
Title: Don’t Go
Prompt: 3: Nose kiss - Harry Potter and any female - doesn't even have to be steamy or smutty!
Characters/Pairing: Harry Potter, Lily Luna Potter
Rating: PG
Word count: 427
Summary: Lily Luna really doesn’t want her daddy to go away to his Auror conference.
A/N: For reynardo. I do hope you don’t mind I went totally with gen! (Also, apologies for being unbetaed, but I didn’t have time to ask anyone to look things over.)


“But Daddy…” Lily Luna clung to Harry’s hand with all her strength, her eyes large and frightened. “I don’t want you to go.”

Harry’s heart melted as she peered up at him so imploringly. “It’s only going to be for a few days, Lily,” he said reassuringly, smoothing her hair back. The way it tended toward curl, you’d almost think she was his and Hermione’s rather than his and Ginny’s, something Ron never ceased to point out, much to Ginny’s dismay.

Her lip wobbled, and it wasn’t put on. She flung her arms around him and burrowed her head into his chest. “Nooooo. I don’t want you to go.” It was muffled but decipherable, and Harry found himself tempted to stay home from the Auror conference just to keep his little girl happy. Ever since that last incident a few months ago, she’d hardly wanted him to go to work, let alone away for more than a day.

“Lily, I have to go. It’s my job. I’ll be back in a few days.” It took him a long moment to pry her from his middle, and he cuddled her to his chest as if she were still a toddler instead of a few years past that. She snuffled and ducked her head back into his chest, asking again and again in a plaintive tone for him to stay, her little fingers clutched into his worn T-shirt.

He should have waited until he was about to leave tomorrow to tell her, he realized, but it had seemed so wrong to not tell her. Harry rubbed her back and soothed her until she’d cried herself out. Carefully he tucked her back into bed, wiping her face and having her blow her nose in a kerchief he’d taken to carrying since they’d had children. “It’ll be all right, Lils. I promise, I’ll be home soon, and I’ll Floo call every night.”

“Pinkie promise?” she said, voice wobbly as she held up her wee pinky finger.

“Pinkie promise,” he said, linking his with her before leaning in to kiss the tip of her nose gently. “Now sleep. I’ll see you in the morning before I leave.”

She yawned, obviously fighting the urge, but finally she slumped back, giving in. “’kay, Daddy. In the morning. Love you.” She curled tightly on her side around the stuffed unicorn he’d given her as a baby.

Harry smoothed her hair one more time and turned off the light with a wave of his hand. “Love you too,” he murmured and slipped out of her room.
 
 
 
Reynardo the Redreynardo on August 11th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
AWWW! I have the world's MOST ADORABLE NIECE and I was picturing her through all of that.

That. Is. So. Sweet. Thank you.
Gelseygelsey on August 11th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Heeeee :D So glad to have pleased! I'm very glad you enjoyed it!
Reynardo the Redreynardo on August 11th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
Also, I want to pimp this out to the WORLD - would you consider unblocking it?
Gelseygelsey on August 11th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Unflocked now, sorry about that! I have the habit of flocking just about everything, I forget that fic should be open :)
dozmuffinxc: nine and rosedozmuffinxc on August 11th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Adorable :)
Gelseygelsey on August 11th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Bambu: Writing for the Trashcanbambu345 on August 12th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, pinkie promises are sacred.

This is so endearing.

And this: you’d almost think she was his and Hermione’s rather than his and Ginny’s, something Ron never ceased to point out, much to Ginny’s dismay. I can just imagine the family dynamics now.
Gelseygelsey on August 12th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Very sacred, yes!

Thank you. I had a lot of fun writing it.

Hehehe. Yes. So much family dynamics ;)