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30 May 2008 @ 02:18 pm
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Title: Her Temptation Now
Prompt: 01- Temptation
Character/Pairing: Trella Duvane/Elias Bloodreign
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Allusion to sex, drugs, and rock and roll
Word count: 178
Summary: Trella faces temptation.
A/N: For the record of the unknowing, Trella is set in HP and is a world-renown singer.

Trella finished her evening of singing at the club with one final, riotous round of applause. Even after these months, the club filled on the nights she sang; she hadn’t lost her edge or her appeal as a singing star.

Every night, she gets invited to stay after and party harder. Sometimes she was very tempted to – the lure of losing herself in the alcohol and maybe more would fill her, making her want to reach out and accept. But it was dangerous, that urge. Temptation was dangerous because it could send her back on the path she’d left when she stopped touring.

So instead, she smiled and shook her head, declining. “Maybe next time,” she said. And they always believed her, because she always meant it, until the next time came.

She had Eli to go home to, after all. His ring on her finger, his body in her bed. His strength to keep her steady. Eli was her anti-drug, her love, the one thing she had never expected to actually find.

He was her temptation now.

Title: Secrets Should Be Sins
Prompt: 33- Secrets
Character/Pairing: Blaise Zabini, mention of Miya Zabini
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Word count: 178
Summary: Secrets should be sins, but if they were, he would be going straight to hell.

Blaise thinks that secrets should be sins. A boy such as he, Slytherin or not, should not have to hide the thing that is most dear to him in all the world. He should not have to pretend that he does not worry or does not care. He should not have to smile coolly and act as if he has no idea what that kind of love is.

But there is a war on. He’s known it was coming from his first year in school, everyone who had more than two braincells had known. And so, though it was new, though it was precious, though he longed to ask someone for advice, he never said a word.

He hides her in France, in a house he had built not far from the shore. His elf, Darby, who had practically raised him from birth has watched similarly over her.

His sister, the little girl who wasn’t supposed to be born. The happy, dancing child that made him smile and could convince him to do almost anything. Even play with dolls.

He loves her, and so he hides her. Keep her secret, keep her safe. Else someone on either side could pull him across the line he walked so precariously, use her to make him wield his family’s power one way or another.

So yes, secrets should be sins. But if they were, he would be going straight to hell.
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Somiglianasomigliana on May 30th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Very nice, hun. These go back a couple of years :D

What did you write them for?
Somiglianasomigliana on May 30th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, never mind. I read my flist backwards. Snorfle.
Gelseygelsey on May 31st, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked them. If you wanna make a request, feel free to do so.
babsbybend: sunrise over Pilot Buttebabsbybend on May 31st, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I read a HP fan fic story a while back, of how one of the Slytherins despised his father for being a Death Eater, and swore that he would never give in to the temptation that he thought his father had embraced, endangering the family, and daydreamed of how he would reject Voldy. And then Voldy came, and showed him how easily and painfully he could kill his little sister, and other family members if he didn't join up. He saw his father standing nearby, looking ashamed, and realized that that was probably how his dad got roped into it all too.

In that light, in the case of your story, keeping a secret is not committing a sin.

Will we be seeing Trella at Silent Twilight? Or does it take place in another HP AU?
Gelseygelsey on May 31st, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Mmm, sounds like a good little story! It is so easy when something like that happens, isn't it? Blaise knew it could happen, and so he hid her away.

Well, I mention her every now and again. With Vincent there now, she might drop by a time or two -- if Richard or any of yours want to meet her, we can do that :D She was a friend of Vincent's somehow or another back on our last RP, Anam Veritas.
(Anonymous) on May 31st, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
I think that the story is at Lumos, but I don't remember the title. Either Theo Knott or Blaise was the main character.
Lin Thornhilllinthornhill on June 2nd, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I always love your work ... every single time, and it never matters if I know who the characters are or not because you give each a little truth.
Gelseygelsey on June 2nd, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks! You're so sweet :D Those are two of my babies and though Blaise still gets play, Trella is mostly only in my mind (and whenever I need a magical pop singer to reference to in fic LOL)
Lin Thornhilllinthornhill on June 2nd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I like that you gave Trella a bit of world-weariness but something to combat it. She's a good OC.

As for Blaise, I was sorry not to see him developed a little in canon, because really, just because one is privileged and a little smug about it doesn't mean they're automatically evil.