|wl_mods (wl_mods) wrote in wizard_love,|
@ 2011-02-24 00:27:00
|Entry tags:||*fic, 2011, lavender, seamus|
Special delivery for idea_of_sarcasm
Title: Crystal Animals
Recipient's LJ name: idea_of_sarcasm
Summary Seamus needs a place to stay.
Word Count: ~1500
Warnings/Content: Language, sexual content
Disclaimer: These are not my characters.
I run a shop now. Baskets full of colored shawls. Carved picture frames I bought from a Muggle school (the students made them; do you believe it? It was some kind of fine arts school). Shelves of little knick knacks I’ve found in second-hand shops (Those shops are dirty usually, but always worth it). All kinds of Divination books. Behind the register, I keep the edibles, my most popular items. Swirling dried pasta, colored orange and purple and cerulean. Little clear boxes stuffed with sparkling pink candies. And tea, lots of it, and teapots too, all hand-painted.
I’m looking at one of those teapots now. They’re almost alive; they move like little animals. I run my fingers over the smooth surface and it stretches it neck and coos. The bell above the front door jingles and I turn coolly around to greet the customer, my hand still resting on the teapot. When I see that it’s Seamus, I smile and then turn to rest my elbows on the counter in front of me. “You again?” I tease.
His face is wet with melted snow and his cheeks are pink and he’s breathing a little harder than usual but he’s smiling, that smile that spreads over everything. He drags his scarf off and wraps it around his wrist lazily, then walks up to me leans against the counter. His face turns serious, but only a little. “Look, I need some help.”