Title: The Lemniscate, or the Nature of Infinity
Pairings: Viktor Krum/Draco Malfoy
Word Count: 5,675
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Implied canon character death (back story - none of the main characters).*
Summary: The war is long over, but Draco Malfoy is still caught up in the loss of the man he only too late realised that he loved. Trying to forget, he finds himself immersed in Quidditch and sex - sex for money, that is. Not all men, however, are willing to pay...
Author's/Artist's Notes: When I chose Viktor as my unloved character, I decided to leave out his accent, or at least not to try to imitate it. There is a nice post about accents here which explains better than I could possibly do the reasons for leaving it out. I hope, Femme, that you don't mind that I did. The lines from the Bulgarian folk tale comes from A Spell in Time.
A lemniscate is an ellipse whose most common form is the locus of points whose distances from two fixed points is a constant. Bernoulli, who discovered the lemniscate in 1654, described it as "...a lying eight-like figure, folded in a knot of a bundle, or of a lemniscus, a knot of a French ribbon". (A thorough explanation can be found at MathNet.) The curve of the lemniscate can be rather similar to the sign for the infinite, ∞. For beta, thanks to my beloved K.
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