If you’re looking for something a bit different to read this week, I highly recommend “Before Peace,” an entry in the HP Friendship Fest. As soon as the Fest folk have done the “reveal,” I’ll add a note to this post with the author’s name.
“Before Peace” is a beautifully written, thoughtful piece. In a way, it’s a character study, and as such, it shows us characters who are in an extreme environment and who show their true mettle. It’s a very Ravenclaw fic, focussed on Ravenclaw characters, clever, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. I am really looking forward to learning who the author is.
Here is the blurb from the LJ entry for the fic:
Prompt/Prompt Author: He talks about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising like it’s more magical than Hogwarts, and she listens because she wants to believe they’ll make it out of this alive. / liliths_requiem
Title: Before Peace
Characters: Padma, Anthony, Luna, Terry, Michael
Warnings: Canon violence*
Word Count: 4,900
Summary: “In this century…the poet is often the committed revolutionary intoxicated with the struggle for freedom.” A ghazal, and a story, from deep within the halls of Hogwarts.
*Note: the canon violence is oblique rather than explicit.
I will likely rec a few other fics from the Friendship Fest eventually, but I wanted to be sure to rec this one while it was fresh and before I could forget.