|Beth H (bethbethbeth) wrote in hp_beholder,|
@ 2010-05-09 12:54:00
|Entry tags:||alastor moody, arabella figg, arthur weasley, arthur/molly, augusta longbottom, augusta/moody, beholder_2010, femslash, fic, het, mcgonagall/figg, minerva mcgonagall, molly weasley, rating:r|
FIC: "The News Today (Morning Edition) for cat_goddess
Title: The News Today (Morning Edition)
Rating: PG-13/light R
Pairings: Molly Weasley/Arthur Weasley, Minerva McGonagall/Arabella Figg, Augusta Longbottom/Alastor Moody
Word Count: 6,900
Summary: Tell it as you see it. Expose the bastards for what they are and if everyone, on every side, hates you, you are probably doing a fine job.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thank you to bethbethbeth for running this fabulous fest. Thank you to cat_goddess for her wonderful request. I really hope you enjoy it. Hugs and kisses to my fantastic and speedy beta, elizassecret.
Daily Prophet Offices, Diagon Alley, London, England
Elias Mallet bent low over his work table, sleeves of his robes rolled to the elbow, squinting and muttering the spells that were as familiar as breathing. Typesetting was an art and very few people knew the charms well enough to do them to his exacting standards, so many a midnight found him here, layering the last charms on the morning's edition.
Tomorrow's Daily Prophet wouldn't curry favour with the Minister and he might find himself on a trip to the North Sea, courtesy of Barty Crouch and the Wizengamot—not that there was any difference these days. He might also be paid a visit by some of Dumbledore's gang, and who knew which would be worse. Come to think on it, there really wasn't anyone who would appreciate the entirety of the early edition.
No matter, he thought, calling up the memory of Irma Wolpherd, his first editor-in-chief. Tell it as you see it. Expose the bastards for what they are and if everyone, on every side, hates you, you are probably doing a fine job. He'd learned that much from her.