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Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal p10
Just as promised, Draco's training resumed after lunch with the application of non-verbal defensive spells. An hour before supper, he was seated again at the table to study. He was surprised by the depth of the concepts found in the text. Indeed, the handwritten notes in the margins and the diagrams hand drawn into the larger once blank spaces were helpful. He soaked up the information like a sponge. Comitting every spell, every definition and idea to memory. Recipes for potions drew his attention the most. And he had been forced to admit that he had been quite impressed by the potions that relied solely on muggle medicines available in the century the texts originally hailed from.
Draco had been so engrossed in his reading that when Tobias tapped him lightly on the shoulder for dinner, he jumped from the chair in fright.
Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal p9
Harry and his friends finished off their Hogsmeade visit with a trip to the Three Broomsticks and some butterbeers. Unfortunately for Harry, Hermione, and Ginny they couldn't wiggle out of an invitation to supper when Professor Slughorn caught sight of them. The large, doddering old man planted himself at their table, between Ron and Hermione.
Inwardly Harry had hoped the babbling old fool would drop down between himself and Ginny. Regardless, the three trudged back to the castle, trying to devise excuses while Ron stewed in annoyance at having been overlooked.
"I can't stand him," Hermione said at last. "He's always going on about everyone he knows and how famous they are. People like him make me sick."
Ginny shrugged. "I don't see the harm in it," she said. "He's really p
Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal p8
Harry hadn't known what to expect when he entered the infirmary. Hiding beneath his invisibility cloak, he moved carefully and as quietly as he could through the halls. Keeping out of sight and notice of any who crossed his path. The last thing he needed was for word to get back to Ron that he'd gone to see how Malfoy was doing.
He waited outside the infirmary for a few minutes, waiting for an opportunity to slip inside. It came just as Professor Snape was storming out, his robes billowing out to give him a bat-like appearance. With the ease of experience he quickly slipped through the door as it closed behind the professor.
Harry searched the beds as he passed them, looking for Draco as he did.
"Hey there kiddo."
Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal - p6
Tobias and Draco kept to themselves after the room's elder occupants filed out of the kitchen. Severus Snape made a point of ignoring the apprehensive and questioning stares of the Weasleys as he passed them. Watching the ever sour Snape go, his robes billowing behind him and giving him the bat-like appearance his grandparents had often laughed at with a distant and fond look in their eye, he couldn't help but think of his father. Couldn't help but take notice of the similarity in the demeanor. In the seeming chill his presence gave a room, and the slight disdain with which the man looked upon those around him, Toby saw then what would be in two years' time the shadow that would lend name to a similarly severe child.
"Too bad he didn't keep the name," Toby said, not realizing he'd spoken aloud. "Fit the old bloke well, too."
Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal - p5
"Tobias," Draco drawled, placing the book he had been looking through back in its place upon the shelf. "You have news?"
"Yeah. Have you eaten? Drank?"
"My appetite isn't quite-"
"Just checking. That's expected with the potions you've been given. But you do need to try and get plenty of water. The more hydrated you are, the better the blood replenisher works. The better that works, the easier it is for your body to handle the Skele-Gro."
Harry stepped out of the way as the lanky wolf crossed the room, not giving the teen a second glance after the initial acknowledgement of his presence. Soft words when he neared Draco were spoken, but he could not decipher them without the aid of Fred and George's extendable ears. It was
Harry Potter AU - Blood Loyal - p4
Harry had risen from his bed to peer into the hall at the first sound of footsteps. He had heard, but hadn't yet seen, that Draco Malfoy had been locked into one of the more secure rooms in the headquarters. Ron had told him as much when he'd arrived with Dumbledore. He'd just pressed his ear to the wood, hearing muffled voices through it, when he remembered the words of warning Mr. and Mrs. Weasley had given him when he'd come through the door.
The footsteps were gone, soon to be replaced by a knock at his door. Standing back he opened it to see his two best friends, and an extra Weasley. The three pushed their way in, Hermione chattering excitedly about the man Moody had just taken to meet the headmaster. Ron and Ginny inserting their own thoughts on the matter, and what they'd been told by their older brother and parents.
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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