Notes: Pansy Parkinson character study [minor Cormac McLaggen x Pansy Parkinson + implied future Harry Potter x Pansy Parkinson + background Draco Malfoy x Hermione Granger]
Pansy’s life doesn’t exactly end after the war, no.
But it doesn’t really begin, either.
People hate her, of course.
They call her a coward like they
think it might hurt her feelings, and they send her thousands of letters—words extra
scathing, slurs extra derogatory—like
they think she’s actually capable of succumbing to an emotion as selfless as shame.
She gives the Prophet their exclusive after half a year has gone by, Rita Skeeter
and her acid-green quill perched on the butter-knife edge of a violet jacquard
sofa in the sitting room, not unlike a cobra poised and waiting to strike—and
it’s nostalgia and it’s reminiscence and it’s a sour, semisweet moment of perfect, perfect clarity; because why
should Pansy have to apologize to
anyone, to everyone, for very simply
not wanting to die?
Harry Potter and his pride of loyal
lions hadn’t fought that war for her.
They hadn’t saved her from the
rampage, from the carnage, and they hadn’t
helped her when all she knew how to do was scream, scream, scream. They hadn’t arrested those Death Eaters or counted their
corpses or held their unicorn-pure wands up in triumph, in victory, for a girl with shaking hands and a Slytherin-green tie. They
hadn’t won for her. They never would.
Does EVERYONE really hate Rita on the Tales forum...
Or is it just me?
I feel really unwelcome on that site when I mention I like Rita and Pascal and people are like “OMG RITA’S SUCH A BITCH, SHE’S SO MEAN TO KAROL!!11” … what the fuck, did I ask you? No. Rita’s like my other bb …I dunno if I really wanna go back to this forum D: .