[identity profile] cellarandmoon.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] bait_backup
*The frenzy of the days before, the tension, the hunger and meat and blood and fucking anywhere they can; and then, of course, the simple euphoria of the wolf being allowed to do what it wants, what it’s meant to do--it all fades after the change. What’s left is a sleepy and satisfied languor that’s almost pleasant, or would be anyway, if it weren’t so painful. But even a happy wolf means the tearing of muscle and reversing of bones, and when the morning comes she’s still a shivering, agonized mess. But Evan is lovely and scoops her up from the floor and cleans up the mess and puts her to bed, and hovers over her with salves and potions and is generally very sweet. So by the next day she’s only sleepy and a bit sore, and in no mood to be up and about. The answer to which, of course, is that she doesn’t put a foot out of bed.

So today’s been white sheets and white pillows and a soft white sleep set, and cranberry muffins in bed, and reading a bit, and sleeping a lot, and snuffling her face into Evan’s chest, and generally being useless and unashamedly enjoying every moment of it. After awhile of this she’s staring dreamily into the ceiling, her fingers interlaced with his, wondering aloud.*

What do I look like?

Date: 2011-09-18 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
*It takes him a few moments to puzzle out what exactly she's asking--what springs to mind are the typical platitudes that you might offer to any woman, like beautiful or stunning or lovely, but obviously that doesn't really apply here. The wolf is striking, certainly, but it's not beautiful in the same way a woman is, and certainly not in the same way she is.*

You go all dark gray, actually, with some black. I believe your eyes must stay the same color, though.

Date: 2011-09-18 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
Naturally. I try to keep you entertained, at the very least.

Date: 2011-09-18 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
You know he's not the best company for you to keep. I do worry.

But, if it makes you happy I wouldn't dream of denying you. Just tread carefully if he says about allegiances, or the war. We shouldn't want the Ministry dogging your steps again.

Date: 2011-09-18 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
But if he comes out with anything odd, you will let me know, won't you?

Date: 2011-09-18 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
Horrible. Thank goodness that's all done with.

*His little smirk says, thanks to me. Even with Remus Lupin miles away and married, apparently, according to Amrita, he can't help but remind her that keeping her company at the registry is one thing, and what Evan himself has done is quite another.*

Good of him, I suppose, but that row you had once you quit lessons with him--now that we're wed, what can he possibly think of that if he was so revolted by our engagement?

Date: 2011-09-18 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
But he's gotten married even faster than we have.

*He reaches out and tucks a stray loop of hair--a sign that her braid is loose--back over her ear.*

I suppose his reasoning might be the same as ours. Still, you might ask. I'd be curious to at least hear a thing or two about this muggle.

Date: 2011-09-18 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
Well, we can't all be cheeky, captivating barmaids.

Date: 2011-09-18 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
*Evan himself had been almost dropping off to sleep, and the question is so jarring and alarming that his only instinct is to stall.*

What makes you think that?

Date: 2011-09-18 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
*Fleetingly, he wishes she had been just a trifle stupider. There's nothing for it, and besides, they're married--what is she going to do?*

All right, all right. No. It wasn't an accident.

Date: 2011-09-18 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
*The immediate answer to that question is a quick and complete Absolutely not, but that's not what she's fishing for.*

If you'd like.

Date: 2011-09-18 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
It's not as if they keep them under lock and key. Yes, I had your file.

*She isn't getting angry as he might have expected, so he ventures one step further. If the truth is to come out, best that all of it come out at once, lest the dregs of omission cause strife.*

I had a stack of files, actually, but yours was the only one that struck me. I saw your picture, and I had to come in and see you for myself.

Date: 2011-09-18 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dapperdeath.livejournal.com
I am not! Don't be vulgar. The files were all people who might be amenable to the cause. It was for the Dark Lord, for heaven's sake, not my bedroom.

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