Language shapes the world, for good or for evil. In silence, wounds fester and arguments begin. And what are wars but arguments out of control?
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Albus finally confronts Gellert.
Wings arc from your body as you begin to soar, rising and curving towards the sun as it filters down towards you through the ink-blue sky.
Water fills your lungs in a steady drip, drip, drip, and you are drowning instead.
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends,” Albus Dumbledore once said. He, more than anyone, knew the truth of that.
Quote from page 221 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling.
That summer was your fairytale, Albus, your flight from reality.
This is your story.
Yours, and sometimes his.
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His lips tingled with the phantom of Gellert's kisses.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri
Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald fight two very different duels.
Written for the Game On Volume II Collab at HPFF
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She had only wanted to help her beloved Aberforth. She didn’t know that her attempt at helping was dooming her brothers to years of guilt, heartbreak, and that it would damage their relationship for the better part of a century.
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In the interrogation chamber of MACUSA, Gellert has a revelation.
For the 'HPFT Archive Grand Opening Drabble Challenge'.
History is written by the victors, to their specifications. Not all of history fits within them.
These are those parts which do not.
Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
- Homer, The Iliad
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He has to surrender, Dumbledore thought to himself. The last thing Dumbledore wanted to do was duel Grindelwald himself, but there were lives at stake and he was the only one with the power to stop him. For too long he had put off the inevitable, hoping constantly that someone else would step up and do what he had been too afraid to do. Now, however, he realised how foolish he had been to put old feelings first and allow them to cloud his judgement.
Based on 'Ten Duel Commandments' from the musical 'Hamilton'.
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For the greater good, that's what they said. They say that I won't have to hide away from the world anymore, that I would be safe and accepted. They don't seem to understand that I'm dangerous, I will never be accepted by people. I need to be kept hidden to protect people, so that I don't hurt them - hurt them like I hurt mum.