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    August 17th, 2007

    True Gryffindor

    True Gryffindor by Merle

    Summary: “They were supposed to be Gryffindors, and one ended up hiding, running away; the other one was left alone, and believed that his other old friend was a murderer, while the latter made his best friends change Secret Keepers to save his own skin. How bold, how brave, how heroic they’d all been.” Drabble, 658 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Oh, Peter... This piece dares to do what someone like Peter usually does, daring to blame everyone but the one person on whom the blame truly rests. You can see how easy it is to allow himself to believe it, how he manages to make himself a victim of circumstance rather than its pawn. This answers the question of how Peter manages to live with himself after betraying the Potters and how he deals with the guilt. Unsurprisingly, the answer is that he doesn’t.

    Why You Might Not Care: Merle makes Peter a real person, trying to justify his own actions by blaming the actions of others. This sort of thing happens all the time in the real world, and some people with bristle at the implications of fault, hissing and snapping at Wormtail instead of feeling the deep, hanging sadness of this story of a good man who fell from grace and can’t fathom how to make his way back.

    posted by afterthree

    One Response to “True Gryffindor”

    1. Merle Says:
      August 20th, 2007 at 9:04 am


      Thank you! My heart literally stopped beating when I saw this.