It's a secret, and it haunts you but you won't tell.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for The Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge.
It won …and I am still shocked!
Thank you, thank you, to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon, who has beta-ed this in the blink of an eye. She is amazing.
Also, thank you to Julia/the opaleye for the gorgeous, eye-dropping banner that inspired the story.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Dark/Angsty Story.
"the lie slides off your tongue like honey but doesn’t taste as sweet. "
YOU HAVE SUCH A WAY WITH WORDS. I love you. The way you write is lyrical.
Author's Response: Thank you! I love YOU for leaving this review! Wow, this made my morning :). Thanks again. xx Ariana
Sometimes, there is little else to hold onto except dreams and moments.
Because sometimes, when all else is lost, they are all we have left.
I owe infinite thanks to Alex/welshdevondragon, who took the time to beta and primp this story and is also just a wonderful person.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best General Story, along with Julia/theopaleye's fabulous fic Maps
"A butterfly cannot fly if it gets wet. It will simply flutter its wings in vain for a few moments but the weight of the water is too much for the delicate wings and it will soon quiver and fall down, down, down to the ground."
That part gave me chills. This was wonderful. I usually can't read fanfiction because the writing is generally terrible, but you've proved me wrong. I loved it, and this is not even at all my type of story. But it was lovely.
Author's Response: Ooh, thank you so much for this review! I am so, so happy to hear that you liked this, especially because you don't usually enjoy fan fiction. It's much different style-wise than what I usually write :). xx Ariana