|Beth H (bethbethbeth) wrote in hp_beholder,|
@ 2010-05-14 13:25:00
|Entry tags:||beholder_2010, dudley dursley, dudley/luna, fic, het, luna lovegood, rating:r|
FIC: "On the Mating Habits of Muggles & Naturalist Witches (OR Muggles in the Midst)" for didodikali
Recipient: didodikali (trickofthedark)
Title: On the Mating Habits of Muggles & Naturalist Witches (OR Muggles in the Midst)
Pairings: Dudley Dursley/Luna Lovegood
Word Count: ~6535
Summary: Noted naturalist Luna Lovegood trails an elusive Muggle male in his native environment, seeking to gain his trust in an attempt to learn more about Muggle behaviour. Luna gets more than she bargained for, while Dudley Dursley gains more than he ever imagined.
Author's/Artist's Notes: This is for didodikali who asked for so many wonderful things including: humour and romance, unconventional beauty, strange girls, and sweet boys. Your requests just demanded this pairing to me. I really hope this was something close to what you were looking for.
My everlasting thanks to My Three Betas, coffee_n_cocoa, curia_regis and eeyore9990 and r_grayjoy without whose support I couldn't have gotten this finished, and of course, bethbethbeth for her patience.
From the Journal of Luna Lovegood: Day 1
Today is the day!
I will be endeavouring to go into the wilds of Muggle London to observe Muggles in their natural habitat. It seems to me that Muggle/Wizard relations are not as good as they ought to be because our people do not understand Muggles well enough, just as they have never comprehended any other sentient beings we've come into regular contact with such as goblins or centaurs. I believe it's time to make a change for the better and intend to do just that.
I am terribly grateful to have been schooled by both Harry Potter and Hermione Granger on what to wear and how to behave around the Muggle people so that I do not alert them to my presence. Hermione has helped me with my wardrobe and has even provided me with a manual on how basic Muggle tekrology works in order to aid me in my seamless integration into Muggle society without attracting their notice.
Daddy had suggested I let Mr. Arthur Weasley consult me on Muggle things as he is the foremost authority on them in Wizarding society, but I felt more comfortable talking to my peers, especially since both Harry and Hermione grew up amongst Muggles and might have better insight into their peculiarities and practices. Hopefully, Mr. Weasley will understand and not take this as a slight as none is intended.
I now have a bed-sit in a very nice home run by an elderly Muggle named Mrs. MacPherson who is lovely and kind. She has already provided me with much information about Muggles and the way they live. She has many stories to tell and I will try to record them all.
It will be difficult to live without magic for the length of this undertaking, but I am up to the task. This will be a most challenging adventure, but I am so very excited to get underway! I expect it to be more exhilarating than tracking Crumple-Horned Snorkacks in the Australian Outback or hunting for a rain of Moon Frogs off the coast of the Mediterranean!