|yule_balls_mod (yule_balls_mod) wrote in hp_yule_balls,|
@ 2008-12-13 11:46:00
|Entry tags:||2008, character: hermione granger, character: luna lovegood, fic, pairing: hermione/luna|
Fic: Virgin State of Mind (Hermione/Luna, NC-17) for capitu
Title: Virgin State of Mind
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended. All characters engaging in sexual activity are 16 years or older.
Summary: Hermione asks Luna to help her relax.
Word Count: 1,663
Author's Notes: Title comes from the song by K's Choice. Thanks to H&M for the beta.
Hermione sighed, pushing the parchment away and leaning back in her chair. It was only half past three on Monday and yet she already felt the muscles knotting in her shoulders. Working as an Unspeakable had been a dream of hers for so long, but the reality of the job wasn't living up to its rather glamorous reputation.
She was stuck doing menial tasks left to her by her supervisor, Prunella Dobson. Once, she'd even had to go to the Magical Menagerie to haggle over the price of Kneazle treats. If that hadn't been humiliating enough, the worst part of it was that she couldn't complain. She couldn't sit up late with Ginny, drinking wine and disparage her boss. She couldn't tell Ron and Harry over fish and chips at the Leaky how much she hated her job. She couldn't say anything at all.
Which was precisely why Prunella wore such a triumphant smirk every time she delivered one of Hermione's assignments, the Kneazle in her arms purring contentedly. It was also why Hermione was so tense. She'd tried everything to relax: massage, long baths, meditation. Everything short of copious amounts of alcohol or potions, that is. She didn't want to lose control to a substance.
Hermione looked up at the clock and pulled a blank piece of parchment towards her, picking up her quill. Desperate times called for desperate measures, she reminded herself as she penned a note to Luna Lovegood.