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.
Immortality is as much ambrosia as it is poison: it is selfish, egotistical and all-consuming.
We fell; or rather, one fell - the other was already at the bottom.
Harry Potter wasn't living the life he wanted, but was living the life he deserved. This is how it began. And ended.
Harry/Fleur, Good|Draco, Slight AU
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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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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
His blood burns in the night, crackling with power and he dreams of it turning gold, of two crowns on his head, and a throne of onyx.
In the end, blood only runs red and crowns melt in the glare of the sun.
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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'.