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    November 21st, 2007

    J’ai Demandé À Ma Mère

    J’ai Demandé À Ma Mère by Elektra3

    Summary: “It is not until you are older that you come to realize that they cannot, in fact, answer everything; and it is not until you are even older that you come to realize that you do not want to know the answer to every question you ask. But when you are eight, every curiosity has a simple solution…” Fleur Delacour speaks about the nature of being a veela. Oneshot, 1,473 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A telling reflection of an increasingly self-aware Fleur Delacour, and a remarkably realistic look at the nature of a creature both beautiful and deadly in the Harry Potter Universe. Elektra reminds us that, though they appear human, the veela’s motivation is anything but; the cold and brutal truth of it is as much a slap to the face for the reader as it is for Fleur. This clever author leaves off while the marks of it still linger on our cheek so that we — like Fleur — must decide for ourselves what being a quarter-veela is really going to mean for her and the people around her. Brilliantly thought out, and even more brilliantly executed.

    Why You Might Not Care: There are more interesting things about the character of Fleur Delacour than the average Harry Potter fan probably realizes. How will you ever find out what they are if you don’t read fic about her?

    Thanks To: Anna Karenina for a fabulous rec, though she didn’t rec it to me personally. It was just so damn good I felt like giving a kudos.

    posted by afterthree

    One Response to “J’ai Demandé À Ma Mère”

    1. Anna_Karenina Says:
      November 25th, 2007 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks for posting this! As you know, I love it to bits. This fic is actually what first turned me into a Fleur fan, and then after Half Blood Prince with her “What do I care how ‘e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!” —- well, yeah. She’s amazing.