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    October 5th, 2007

    A Drift of Azaleas

    A Drift of Azaleas by FernWithy

    Summary: When Sirius returns to Grimmauld Place for the first time since leaving home, he comes face to face with the mistress of the house. Oneshot, 2,803 Words.

    Why You Should Care: It would be nice and easy to think that Sirius always hated his family, and that he continues to hate them single-mindedly to the end of his days, but the truth of all family politics is infinitely more complicated than that, and sons inevitably (and unwillingly) seek their mother’s approval.  The bond between a mother and a son — no matter how disparaging — is made of something more instinctual than hate.  This is a story of a mother waiting for her child to come home to her, and the duties of a son that even being disowned doesn’t excuse.  As with anything written by FernWithy, it’s done with precision and care.

    Why You Might Not Care: Again, this is one of those thematically universal fics by an established, well-rounded, popular Harry Potter fanfic writer.  What’s not to like?

    posted by afterthree

    4 Responses to “A Drift of Azaleas”

    1. Christina Says:
      October 5th, 2007 at 9:46 am

      I’d read this one before, but worth reading again- I always like Fernwithy. BUT…imagine my horror and dismay when I arrived at 10 am for my daily fic and it wasn’t there! You mustn’t be late! I don’t do well when my routine is disrupted!

    3. afterthree Says:
      October 5th, 2007 at 9:56 am

      I know, I know. I’m horrible! *laughs* I got in late last night and decided to write one up first thing in the morning, but when I got to work I was immediately pounced on and made to sit through an hour and a half of meetings. 😛 Ah well. It keeps y’all on your toes…

    5. Oxymoron Says:
      October 5th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

      That was good. Although we now have a lot more information which renders some of this non-canon, the essence rings true. I really liked this piece and the well-balanced portrayal of conflicting emotions it conveyed.

    7. Sara Says:
      October 5th, 2007 at 9:13 pm

      Oh, lord, that was /wonderful/.