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I've been looking at old, unanswered prompts and found that some of them don't have their prompters' names attached to them. This drabble is based on the anonymous prompt of Luna's family, legal matter, and goblin. (Cross-posted to [info]hp_misfitfics.)

Summary: Babies are never "its."



"—crying!" Lorcan was shouting, as he came barrelling out of the woods. "I think it's broken!"

With Rolf at her heels, Luna picked up her skirts and ran, following Lorcan into the woods to where Lysander was kneeling before the low hollow of an old tree. Inside the hollow, there was a screaming goblin babe flailing in a bed of moss and dried leaves.

"I was afraid to touch it, Mum."

Luna knelt down beside him and gently brushed away the debris covering the baby. "Babies are never 'its', Lysander. You were afraid to touch her, see?"

"Leave it."

"Get away from my family, goblin!" Rolf demanded, as Luna began Healing the babe's leg.

"But she's nothing to you!"

Luna spelled away the babe's pain and cleansed her with a charm before gathering her up in her arms and turning to face the goblin. "Her mother's dead?"

"Yes, and the unnamed child must follow her to the grave, as is our way."

"No!" Lorcan shouted, as Lysander picked up a stick and brandished it at the goblin.

"Finders keepers!"

"What is this 'finders keepers'?"

"Ancient wizarding children's law," Luna told the goblin, glancing questioningly at Rolf.

He nodded.

"Come lay hands upon her, boys," Luna told her family. "That's right." Addressing the goblin, she said, "Sylvia Magnilda Scamander has a name. Hear it. Know it. And leave her to us. She is ours, now."

The goblin's eyes widened. "You claim the child? You're . . . you're mad. You're all mad!"

"And you're not part of this family, so go," Rolf ordered.

Spluttering obscenities, the goblin left them.

In the resultant silence, Luna said, "Well, we've been called worse."

"Yeah, but never anything as bad as Magnilda, I bet."

"Lorcan's right, Mum, said Lysander. "It's a perfectly horrid name."

"Well, it's hers now, and I won't have you teasing her about it, understand?"

Rolf chuckled and sheathed his wand, leaning down to kiss Luna's head. "They wouldn't dare, darling."

Comments

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iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I figured if any wizarding family would claim a child in need, any child, it would be the Scamanders. :D
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iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
*glee*
mollyssister
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
I am adoring your Luna who is a quick thinker to save that baby girl! Well done to all the Scamander family and to you for writing them so well.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed the drabble. *♥'s Scamanders* :D
annietalbot
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Here via Mia's recommendation. This was lovely!
iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
drinkingcocoa
Oct. 14th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Chills!

I love kick-ass Luna!
iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thank you. :D
beffeysue
Oct. 14th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Here via Mia's rec. Luna and Rolf are the perfect couple to adopt an abandoned Goblin baby and treasure her.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. Thank you for commenting. :D
a_boleyn
Oct. 14th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful life that little girl is going to have in her very special family. Even with a middle name like Magnilda. :)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 14th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. Thanks for commenting! :D
blueartemis07
Oct. 15th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Wandered over because of Mia, I'm glad I did. That made me smile.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 15th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad it did. :D
venturous1
Oct. 19th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
oh what a wonderful tale! I am trying to envision little Sylvia, she must be fiendishly cute!
Rolf is such an agreeable hubby.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 19th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ven! :D Think you might want to take a commission based on this piece?
venturous1
Oct. 19th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
I certainly would. let me email you.
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