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12:00 am - Upon This Place of Skulls: A Love Story
Title: Upon This Place of Skulls: A Love Story
Author: pollicem
Pairing: Tom/Harry (but also Ginny/Tom, and Ginny/Harry)
Rating: PG
Fandom: Harry Potter
Theme: #24 - Good Night
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, and the title's (mostly) Lord Byron's.

Upon This Place of Skulls: A Love Story

Once upon a time there was a red-haired girl who loved a grey-eyed, broken boy. She loved him in every eyeblink, loved him with her lips and fingernails and the backs of her knees, loved him deep in her gut like vomiting. But her love for him was stuck inside a book, hidden between the pages, and she couldn't get it out no matter how hard she tried.

One day, a lightning-bolt boy, bold as the sun, tumbled into the storybook, and the broken boy beguiled him into dreams and madness, because that's what happens inside love when you're stuck underneath two covers.

The girl saw all this, and got jealous of the sun, and stole the book back. She needed hidden nights, needed broken fingers stroking backs of sunburned legs, and broken fingers did. They stroked and pinched and kneaded until finally broken's fingers broke her, and lightning-bolt boy trembled and raged, and then stole the red-headed girl away and broke the broken boy for good.

Now, split lightning-bolt boy thinks he's in love with bloodied red-headed girl, and she tries to imagine that she's in love with him, but they both know that when they kiss each other good night, they're not kissing each other.

Because once upon a time there wasn't a grey-eyed, broken boy.

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Date:July 16th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Very dark and I love the imagery.
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Date:July 22nd, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading!

(I think you're the second person (after fancypantsdylan) to read one of these Tom/Harry fics! I feel honored!)
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Date:July 16th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Oh that is just so tragic, Harry should just dump Ginny and go get Tom
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Date:July 22nd, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
hahaha I like this plan!

(Although I like the possibilities of a threesome better, I think...)

Thanks for finding the time to R&R!

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