lili_pad: (harry potter)
Thursday, May 15th, 2008 05:27 pm
Title: Of Eros and of Dust
Author: Lilith ([personal profile] lilithilien)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Summary: Knowing what you want doesn't come easily. Sometimes it can take nineteen years.
Rated: R
Length: 22K words
Disclaimer: All rights to these characters belong to J.K. Rowling and her publishers and agents. I make no claim to ownership and expect no monetary gain, and I'm writing this story purely for enjoyment. I have borrowed one scene (and its dialogue) from Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. The title is from W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939."
Notes: I needed to write an Epilogue story to see if I could make some sense out of it. I should probably warn for infidelity, although that's practically a given with Epilogue fic. As is the angst. Character death (not of main characters). As always, I am immensely indebted to [ profile] sarcastic_jo for encouragement, correction, prodding, and beta. Huge thanks also are due to [ profile] sweetsorcery for the French translations. All remaining mistakes are mine. Note: I should mention my preference for "Asteria" rather than "Astoria." Asteria, the Titan who escaped Zeus by turning herself into an island, fits the same naming scheme as Daphne, the Greek nymph who escaped from Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree. In choosing these names, it might reveal some problems that the Greengrasses must have had with daughters, but I think they would have been consistent. So that's why I've done it this way.