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Day 28 - The Winter Of Our Discontent

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Jan. 31st, 2006 | 07:12 pm
posted by: safebox in blanketforts

For I Shall Have Poetry
By safebox
G, 300+ words
Note: Ok, so I shan't be finishing today after all. This features a big old mishmash of Shakespeare, from many different plays and sonnets. Apologies to the Bard in advance.

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Remus walks into the flat, exhausted and cold. There are no lights on, and he sighs. Sirius is obviously working even later than he is. He moves into the kitchen, and pauses in surprise. A candle is burning on the table. A voice appears beside his ear.

‘Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.’

‘That’s Shakespeare.’

‘Verily, I know it.’

‘I didn’t know you’d heard of Shakespeare.’

‘Lily told me you liked him, so I looked him up. Not bad by half. Sit down, and I shall prepare thee a feast.’

‘What’s the occasion?’

‘There isn’t. But I don’t want you to remember this as the winter of our discontent. There should be good things, too.’

‘Know any more?’

‘My heart is ever at your service.’ Sirius makes a bow. ‘One half of me is yours, the other half yours – mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, and so all yours’

Sirius disappears into the darkness again, and then returns bearing plates and glasses.

‘My bounty is as deep as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.’

‘You have the most wonderful voice for these things, you know.’

‘There are plus sides to elitist upbringing, sometimes.’

‘I should take you to the Muggle theatre one of these days. You might just like it.’

‘I’ll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I’ll die by your hand, which I love so well. You know, once you start, you can’t stop.’

‘And who said I wanted you to?’


Hours later, and Sirius is fast asleep, exhausted by quotation, amongst other things. Brimming over with happiness, Remus reclines and watches him sleep, at length murmuring ‘so dear I love him that with him, all deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life.’

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from: melayneseahawk
date: Jan. 31st, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)

Oh, delightful! *rolls in the Shakespearean delight* That just made my day, right there.

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from: safebox
date: Jan. 31st, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)

Ahahaha, love the icon! Shakespeare is a million kinds of awesome.

Thank you!! ~beams~

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from: pezzy387
date: Jan. 31st, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)

Pretty! And absolutely adorable. I can imagine Sirius having a lovely voice for Shakespeare. That made me so happy to think about. :-D

I was ridiculously proud of myself that I knew where every quote was from... *dork*

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from: safebox
date: Jan. 31st, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)

You did? Oh hurray! ~throws self on you~

I mean... ahem... ~dusts self off and says 'thank you very much' in a most dignified manner~


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from: aramina48
date: Feb. 1st, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)

Shakespeare! *memories* Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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from: safebox
date: Feb. 1st, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)

Oh wow, thank you!! ~beams stupidly~

Shakespeare is just awesome, hurray!

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