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15 January 2012 @ 02:31 am
Title: Landslide
Author: shimotsuki
Rating & Warnings: PG-13 | mild profanity, brief descriptions of violence and injuries, canon minor-character death (oh, and Dumbledore, of course)
Format & Word Count: Fic, 7600 words

Summary: Remus is so very certain that he is right to push Tonks away, no matter how much pain it causes both of them. And Tonks will never give up, not as long as she knows that Remus loves her. But the inevitable collision between the irresistible force and the immovable object takes an unexpected turn on the night the Death Eaters invade Hogwarts.

Author’s Notes: This is a stand-alone story -- we all know what happens in the hospital-wing scene! -- but it's also part of the Kaleidoscope series, set between To See Clearly (which introduces Bess's spectacles) and One Step Forward (where we see just why Tonks makes Remus promise at the end of this story).

I don't think there are words enough to say how important metamorfic_moon has been to me. It was one of the very first fanfic communities I joined on LiveJournal, and the various events here -- especially the Jumbles -- challenged me to push myself far outside my comfort zone when I was first learning to write fic. And I got to know so many wonderful writers and readers here, people who I still keep in touch with even though many have moved onto other fandoms and interests.

So I think it's fitting that I post this story as my final submission at Meta. For one thing, I'm posting only minutes before the event closes, which makes it just like old times. ;) For another, it's the hospital-wing fic -- a scene every R/T writer just has to attempt! And besides, this is a belated follow-up to my first attempt at the same scene, for the Last Chance Full Moon Showdown in (heh) 2007. This version is drastically different, although a few paragraphs of the original survive. (There are also a few lines taken from a version of this scene I attempted even longer ago, as a drabble at the Sugar Quill. And long-time readers with long memories might note that I've given Molly a few lines that used to belong to Tonks in an earlier version of One Step Forward, before I edited that scene out!) And, I'm still challenging myself at Meta up until the end, because this is the longest one-shot I have ever written.

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15 January 2012 @ 09:22 am
Posting at metamorfic_moon is now closed for the final time. It's been lovely to see a last flurry of fics posted here over the hols, and it seems very appropriate that the final one of all leaves Remus and Tonks together after the hospital wing scene, looking to the future. A good place to leave them and us, which is also really where it all started.

Once again, thank you to all who have contributed over the years and shared the R/T love with us. All the fics and art will be archived here from that first Jumble to the last Advent. It really has been the best of times.