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05 July 2009 @ 02:19 am
Fic: The Final Ingredient (PG-13, Rose/Scorpius)  
Title: The Final Ingredient
Fandom: Harry Potter, next gen
Characters: Rose/Scorpius
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, dark themes
Word Count: 380
Prompt: dyno_drabbles, prompt of chocolate frog.
Summary: Rose and Scorpius make a potion.

“Whatever happened to eye of newt and toe of frog?” I murmured into my lover’s ear as I came up behind her and slipped my arms about her.

Rose turned her head slightly, her tightly pulled-back hair silky against my jaw. “The potion must be exactly tailored to the recipient. You know that, Scorpius.” Her voice was warm sweetened honey, or perhaps chocolate, I thought as I watched her drop a chocolate frog into the bubbly brew. It melted almost instantly. “My father never has outgrown his fondness for chocolate frogs, so it is the perfect ingredient for this phase of the Imperius Potion.”

She spoke clinically, emotionlessly. Her eyes were cool as they contemplated the potion. She really was quite perfect—she got the best possible combination of her parents: her father’s red hair, a more manageable version of her mother’s curls, her father’s blue eyes and her mother’s smooth skin.

She also, some would say if they knew, inherited the worst possible combination of traits from her parents: her father’s ability to hold a grudge, her mother’s ability to be utterly ruthless, her father’s inability to be empathetic, and her mother’s inability to take no for an answer. From both of them she had stubbornness and the ingrained belief that she was right, a fierce intelligence and understanding of strategy.

“You are exquisite,” I told her, pressing my lips to the juncture of her neck and shoulder. She sighed and arched back against me. “It’s all unfolding so perfectly.”

Rose smiled, tilted her head to kiss my jaw with those perfect lips of hers. Sinful. So wonderfully sinful. “We’ll have control of everything,” she purred. She knew what that voice did to me… which was, I admit, precisely why I loved to have her do it. “The Ministry has long needed to be revamped.” She laughed. “Vamped! Yes… the vampires need their rights. The werewolves, the giants. Mother fights and fights and never gets anywhere… but with this, we all will be able to eliminate all of these wrongs, turn this into a just and right system.”

I chuckled along with her. Yes, the perfect world… we would be on top. The Malfoys would have their rightful place again, and our world would be perfect. Just like Rose.

A/N: I've never seen a dark Rose/Scorpius fic, so I decided I just had to write one. Besides, I take unholy joy in perverting cheerful prompts into dark ones. *coughTheTraitor'sGamecough* Though I am disappointed that I rarely make the cut in this comm. Oh well. Popularity isn't everything.
lilian_cho: Penguin!Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daiohlilian_cho on July 5th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I enjoyed that twist! =D

And hurray, this dark Rose/Scorpius is actually more believable than dark Draco/Hermione! (Not that I've read any I don't think.)
Gelseygelsey on July 5th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
I'm glad you did! Thanks so much!
Bambu: HP Hogwartsbambu345 on July 5th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
I loved this. It was really intriguing, but I didn't know it was yours. i don't think the readers of this comm are looking for something with bite ... they seem to err on the side of heartwarming. Not that heartwarming isn't delightful, but it narrows the field.
Gelseygelsey on July 5th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess not, but fluff is not my general style and I don't want to conform just to be popular. I do that enough in my everyday life.

I'm very glad you enjoyed it, though. Thanks :D
Bambubambu345 on July 7th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I don't generally write fluff either, and I always love looking at things from a slight ... angle.

Oh, I like your new layout; and the poem is lovely.
Gelseygelsey on July 7th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, the angles are so much fun.

Thank you :D I love the book the poem came from.
Korencybermathwitch on July 13th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Oooooo... I had honestly never thought of the way those traits could mix and make Rose go horribly wrong... but this was just good. In an evil sort of way. :)
Gelseygelsey on July 13th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Everyone always seems to write the kids coming out as the best of all traits... but I wanted to write about what would happen if the worst of all traits combined.

dexstarrdexstarr on August 3rd, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
I read this because of the hp_darkfest prompting, and I'm not normally a nextgen fan, but this was wicked. Rose sounds like she should be a Malfoy, with that combination of traits.

I hope someone picks this prompt up!
Gelseygelsey on August 3rd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Why, thank you! I'd never seen an evil!Rose and Scorpius fic, so I wrote the drabble. She got the best and worst of her parents.

Thank you!
neverlookbackthe_woods_ on August 6th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love how Scorpius describes Rose through the traits of her parents...great job !

Gelseygelsey on August 6th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I thought it was rather apt :)