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This ficlet follows While Picking Berries and is for eoforyth.

After Picking Berries (G; Rose, Ronan; 200 words): Rose returns to the Forbidden Forest.

Rose found Ronan near the blackberry bushes. "Hello."

"Why must I be plagued with the disobedient young of humans as well as my own kind?" asked Ronan, stomping upon the ground.

"You knew that I was a Weasley. I wanted to know how."

"If I tell you, you must promise me not to return here," Ronan said, moving to the path that led back the way Rose had come.

She followed him. "All right."

"I was witness to the battle among wizards at your school."

"You fought in the Battle of Hogwarts?"

"I did, just as did your sire and dam."

"They don't talk about it, much," Rose told Ronan.

"Nor do I. . . . Why were you picking berries here?"

Rose blushed. "Jamie dared me to."

"He is foolish, and you are worse than that for being led by him."

"Jamie doesn't lead me!"

"Your anger disproves your assertion. Find another from your herd. That one is trouble."

"That's what Dad says."

"You should listen to him."

"Fleeton doesn't listen to you."

Ronan snorted. "Fleeton is a foal, but you are almost grown. Do better. Find a worthy stallion, one who will not put you at risk—and do not return here."


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Mar. 25th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Ronan's got a lot of sense there! "Find a worthy stallion," yes. He's become surprisingly tolerant, too. Maybe it's looking after a foal.

An interesting pair of drabbles.
Mar. 25th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Grandfoals must mellow one. ;) Thanks!
Mar. 25th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Squee - and there's more! She has Hermione's curiosity, Ron's red hair and hangs around with a Potter, no wonder Ronan figured it out :) Good advice, Rose, listen to him.
Mar. 25th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)

Now I'm wondering which "stallion" might appeal more than Jamie. ;)
Mar. 25th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised Ronan would actually give a human foal the time of day let alone pass along such sensible advice. Sounds like Jamie inherited more of his grandfather James' Marauder tendencies rather than his grandmother Lily's common sense.
Mar. 25th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ronan's probably seen a lot of annoying human foals come and go. ;)
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