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I took prompts to celebrate my flist's hitting the 800 friends mark, and I'll be posting the results as I complete the drabbles.

8. beckaandzac prompted me with: Tonks (gen or paired): roller skates, sunshine.

Daddy's Little Girl, Defined (G; Tonks; 150 words)

The roller skates were well-loved and covered with dust; they'd once belonged to her father. Tonks sneezed as she blew the thick ashy film off them. Before she'd been able to fly a broomstick, she'd skated. The feeling of the wind in her face, the rush of speed, the sheer joy she'd taken in controlling her movement—these sensations weren't as powerful as the memory of her father's proud expression as he'd watched her learn each new trick.

She wished that her mother were as pleased with her, but then, she'd never wanted her daughter to be an Auror; Tonks knew that Andromeda's pride in her achievement was feigned. Sighing, she shoved one clumsy foot half-way into one tiny skate, shrugged, and then took herself outside.

To look into the face of the little girl with the purple pigtails turning figure-eights in the sunshine, determination was all anyone would have seen.


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Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Aww, wee Tonks is lovely!
Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like her. :D
Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
I always though skating was a bit like flying.

Yay for loving Daddies. (and *hugs*)
Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)

I've always thought that there was tension between Andromeda and Tonks; the funny thing is that I also believe that Tonks' determination comes, to a great degree, from her mum. ;)
Jun. 2nd, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Always nice when the clumsy can find their grace at something. There was always some redeeming skills in Tonks, there had to be for her to be an auror.
Jun. 2nd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)

Tonks is my favorite under-written character in canon. :D
Jun. 2nd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Awww! Tonks isn't clumsy at something! So adorable.
Jun. 2nd, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
:D Thanks!
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