May. 22nd, 2015 11:07 am
alt_susan: (everything is grey)
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Ed. Eddie My (very tall these days) little brother.

I still find it hard to believe he's gone, even though I saw his him

We were so close as kids, we did everything together and Mum would bellow our names like they were one word when it was time to come inside.

I missed him (and all my sibs) so much my first year. And he was thrilled to be sorted into Gryffindor when he came.

I was happy for him too, as he was so obviously well-suited, but I'm also sad now because there are so many day-to-day memories of him that I don't have.

Ed loved a laugh, a good prank, as long as no one got hurt. Fred & George, he thought you two were brilliant!

And people (sometimes even me) could mistake that for being irresponsible, but when he was made Prefect, he took it pretty seriously. He hated bullying and did everything he could to put a stop to it.

He still kept all his old Martin Miggs comics under his bed at home.

He loved Quidditch and some of my favourite memories are of the way we used to play when we were home for hols.

It was hard for him to keep good news to himself--it was sort of a game with him and Carrie for her to tease him into telling her what her Christmas present was every year.

He grew up a lot, these past couple of years, but I couldn't stop seeing him as that hotheaded kid.

And I can't help wondering if he might still be alive if I'd trusted him a little more.

It was Megan's birthday today.

Date: 2015-05-22 04:22 pm (UTC)
alt_cedric: Cedric Seeking with goggles (quidditch)
From: [personal profile] alt_cedric
My condolences. I remember him well. Quidditchers should always stick together.


Date: 2015-05-22 05:03 pm (UTC)
alt_frank: (littlesmile crossed arms)
From: [personal profile] alt_frank
not much to look at on a broom but I can still swing a beater's bat.

I'll be back by dinner if you want to get a pick-up game together.

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Date: 2015-05-22 05:03 pm (UTC)
alt_frank: (getting old)
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guilt is a hell of a thing to sit with.

you let any of us know if you need to talk it out. right?

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Date: 2015-05-22 05:24 pm (UTC)
alt_frank: (getting old)
From: [personal profile] alt_frank
I know, kiddo.

me too.

and that's the way these things go. we're always harder on ourselves. and we spend time thinking through things we can't go back and change, which doesn't help anyone.

it's hard. no mistaking it.

way I figure, you've got people who'll love you even though you don't much feel good about yourself right now. just make sure you let them. makes all the difference.

in the chaos of battle, who lives, who dies, it's one part timing, one part talent, and one part sheer bloody luck. and that last part is the thing that keeps us up nights, because it's something that was out of our hands.

Date: 2015-05-22 04:51 pm (UTC)
alt_ernie: (Considers)
From: [personal profile] alt_ernie

It was.

I'm sorry about Ed, Sue.

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Date: 2015-05-22 05:26 pm (UTC)
alt_ernie: (Considers)
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I did.

He's been keeping me company at the graveyard. Figures that bloody cat would enjoy graveyards.

and the jam

sounds like something she would've done.

NEWTs. Huh. Seem sort of pointless now, don't they?

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Date: 2015-05-22 06:01 pm (UTC)
alt_ernie: (Considers)
From: [personal profile] alt_ernie
sure she would.

And yeah. It'll feel strange for a while, I reckon.

Date: 2015-05-22 05:33 pm (UTC)
alt_pansy: (looking thinking)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Hey, Sue.

I've got an hour of breathing room. Want to go for a walk and chuck rocks at the squid?


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