|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2007-12-05 05:51:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: celandineb, dec05, fandom: harry potter, year: 2007|
Dec05, Harry Potter, Snape/Lupin, Heroes
Fandom: Harry Potter
Note: Drabble written for ellid for holiday 2007.
Remus dreamed first of knighthood, like Gawain. He battled imaginary dragons, wielding a soup ladle with consummate skill against his mother's cushions. Later he brandished a toy wand and vowed never to be as foolish as Merlin, deprived of his power by Nimue.
When Fenrir bit him he realized painfully that instead of the brave knight, he was doomed to be the monster. His attack on Severus Snape only reinforced his despair. Not until years later did he understand that monster and hero dwelt in every man's heart; it took far longer to persuade Severus to acknowledge that as well.