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    August 25th, 2007

    Home is the Place Where

    Home is the Place Where by Kyra Cullinan

    Summary: Petunia and Harry at the end of the world. Oneshot, 1,151 Words.

    Why You Should Care: There is so much bitterness here. The depth of absolute loss, of hopelessness in triumph, and the knowing that not even the face of complete destruction is enough to heal old wounds aches in nearly every word. Petunia is all angles, unable not to cut after years of sharpening herself for it, and Harry is a hero who never wanted to be and hates a world that made him so. They share a moment of understanding in deep tragedy, but no more. Richly sad.

    Why You Might Not Care: Some stories do not have — cannot have — happy endings. We’d like to see Harry glory and move on and lead a quiet, happy life, but some heroes are not destined for that end and — perhaps — Harry just might be one of them. Terribly sad, and for some maybe too sad.

    Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Admins’ — AU

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Home is the Place Where”

    1. Insanguinare Says:
      August 25th, 2007 at 9:25 am

      Wow, that was amazing. I have to say, though, I didn’t get the twinge of sadness at the end. I don’t know why. I think it was that she spoke to him in the end, perhaps, but I see them loosely unified for what may come.

      Earlier, though, when he said everyone was gone, my stomach twisted.

    3. Yuan Tao Says:
      August 29th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

      My stomach twisted as well. =] I did feel that sinking feeling at the end, though, and it just made me sort of sigh and read the whole short but wonderful thing over again.