Originally Posted: Feb. 1st, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Snape’s lucky charm. (Prequel to In Dreams of Wings)
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He had found it as a child, discarded by a roadside by some passing muggle. A tiny plastic toy, no bigger than his thumb, with wings outspread and mouth opened in a soundless roar. He’d kept it, though he wasn’t sure why. Through the years it had followed him, like an angry good-luck token, a ward against the jeers and torments from his peers. He even took it to Hogwarts, a quiet friend among a sea of ruthless children. And then… he learned that he could make it live.
It didn’t take him long to warp the magic for himself.