Here's a drabble for BellaPur's Foreign challenge on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum =)
The Foreign Challenge.
Harry Potter is pretty British-centric, but we all know there are witches and wizards all over the wee shop we call the world. We see characters from France, Bulgaria, Ireland, Russia, Italy, the Middle East and somewhere that speaks German. So my challenge for you is to write a 100/500 word drabbles (haven't had that word count in a long while!) based around another country. This can be a character from a foreign country like Fleur, Gregorovitch or those witches from the Salem Witches Institute. Or be less obvious; have a British character going on holiday or learning a language. Whatever takes your fancy, just so long as it includes some foreign culture in there =D
The cold shouldn't feel so biting, so petrifying to him. He has, after all, no body to sense it, to shiver and shake – he is mere spirit, free, free – tossed about by the wind. He was here before – back then the coldness felt exhilarating, the brutal wind a thousand of Dark secrets murmured in his ear. Knowledge, power, triumph were home enough to him then.
Deprived of everything but a mangled fraction of his soul, he floats among dark trees in the wind, fervently wishing, wishing, wishing –
(mostly for power, or flashes of things unclear. Seeing Hogwarts – one last time.)