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I'll Be A Better Son 
25th-Jan-2010 05:00 pm
Converse: black
Title: I’ll Be A Better Son
Word count: ~200
Characters/pairings: Harry/Draco, implied Draco/Astoria
Rating: 12
Summary: Draco enters Auror training at nineteen, to prove himself and his family to the world. 2000 begins with Draco part of a public new relationship.
Warnings: angst
Disclaimer: The boys belong to JKR, even though I’m often much nicer to them than she is.
Author’s Notes: This type of poem is a villanelle. It was written for poetic_hp’s current challenge, decade. Also, iambic pentameter continues to make me its bitch.

All right then – the new decade is begun.
Time for things to change; for the sun to shine.
I will help them now. I’ll be a better son.

Be an Auror. Stop hiding behind Mum.
The nasty doubters can just stand in line.
All right then – the new decade is begun.

Training under damn Potter is no fun,
But I – I need to prove myself, not whine.
I will help them now. I’ll be a better son.

Being under Potter is so much fun,
I want to tell the whole world that he’s mine.
All right then – the new decade is begun.

Harry and I went public. What have I done?
Dad got Howlers. Duty chokes me – a vine.
I will help them now. I’ll be a better son.

They need me to marry. I want to run.
Harry... No, stop this. There’s no time to pine.
All right then – the new decade is begun.
I will help them now. I’ll be a better son.

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25th-Jan-2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. That was just powerful and awesome! I love it!
26th-Jan-2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! The villanelle's a wonderful form for angst.
26th-Jan-2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
It is! I loved it!
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26th-Jan-2010 10:39 am (UTC)
:) Thank you! This is such a great form for angst.
26th-Jan-2010 02:32 am (UTC)
*grins* I saw 'angst' and was like, "Retreat!", but then I saw 'poetry' and was all, "Oooh!"

I actually love angsty poetry. Yes, I am weird. This is lovely, and it conveys Draco's conflict so well.
26th-Jan-2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Heh, I didn't know that! Glad you liked it.
26th-Jan-2010 04:42 am (UTC)
This needs to be a song. In fact I'm half-tempted to write a tune for it. XD You should write lyrics for a living!

Random note: You said you sent me something in the mail, right? Well, that was over a week ago and I haven't received anything. And I can't remember which of my 3 addresses I gave you. X_x;
21st-Feb-2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
:) I would actually love to write lyrics for a living! Writing a musical or something like that is one of my big pie-in-the-sky dreams, but I'm massivvely non-musical.

:S Has the card arrived yet? If not, you shall get a new card while I shake my fist impotently at the postal gods.
21st-Feb-2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
I never did get anything in the mail from you. :/
22nd-Feb-2010 08:29 am (UTC)
I can and will rectify this!
22nd-Feb-2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Mmm lovely work hon. I like your use of the vilanelle form for Harry and Draco here.
25th-Apr-2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
:D I have such love for comments on older stuff - thank you!
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