May Drabble #3: “Constant Care”

Full moonThe third in this month’s drabbles is a single, just 100 words. Again, this one features Remus Lupin. It’s the end of the seventh year. Rated G.


“Constant Care”

by MMADfan

Remus wasn’t sure where he’d be next month. He’d go stay with Sirius for a week, but no longer. He didn’t want to be beholden. James had invited him to his place in Godric’s Hollow, but Lily would be moving in soon, even before the wedding. He’d be a third wheel. But he’d see his friends again often, he was sure.

There was one person he might never see again …

Madam Pomfrey was in her office. She stood, smiling. “Remus! You’re well?”

“I wanted to say …” Throwing his arms around her, he swallowed and blinked back tears. “I’ll miss you.”

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10 responses to “May Drabble #3: “Constant Care”

  1. I think I want more!

  2. This was very sweet! I have always liked Madam Pomfrey!!

  3. This is just simply lovely!

    Just a few lines, but very in character and you perfectly captured the somewhat sad and awkward moment when ‘school is done’.

  4. *sniff * Oh dear, poor Remus… his fate is so clearly shown in all its bleakness in these small words. Of course Poppy would have been somebody extra special for him, and his sadness is so palpable. Good thing he will see her again, after all.

  5. Echoing Alcina’s comment, I love how economically you’ve shown what must have been an achingly lonely existence for Remus, even with his friends.

    • Thank you! His life must have been very difficult and lonely, especially after James & Lily were killed and Sirius was sent to prison, but even before that, no doubt he felt an outsider even to the lives of his friends, unable to have a really “normal” life of his own. When he was at Hogwarts, I like to imagine that having Poppy’s monthly care was something that gave him some solace.

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