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Old 12-26-2005, 09:11 PM   #10 (permalink)

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The station was crowded, and Moody had insisted they wait outside the barrier. Tonks slumped against a brick wall and stared back at a Muggle mother who was eyeing her pink hair suspiciously. “I think pink is your color too, doll,” Tonks gave a half-smirk that was all rock-and-roll and definitely not Tonks. She hadn’t aced disguises for nothing.

The woman hurried on, and Tonks grinned cheekily at Remus’ low chuckle. “You are a brat,” he agreed, although his eyes never left the barrier. He had that line drawn deeply between his eyebrows. It had been there since Sirius had… fallen. He didn’t talk about what was going on behind that line but perhaps he understood her guilt and the burden of caring for Harry now that Sirius was gone.

“Aye, but a most effective brat,” Moody grunted. He’d popped his eye out to shine it. A little girl gave a shriek and fainted dead away, and Moody stuck it back in and pulled his hat low.

Tonks blushed at their comments, her cheeks matching her hair perfectly. “Shut up, all of you.” Remus gave a sideways-grin, but she was saved from future comment by the wave of students appearing through the barrier.

The rush of students had slowed before Harry appeared with Ron and Hermione. Moody held them back as the three were greeted by the Weasleys. Sighing in impatience, Tonk put herself back on guard dog duty and quickly spotted the Dursleys. Their picture had been hanging in the house last summer when Harry had been rescued. Noting their absolutely Muggle-extreme reactions to the welcoming party, Tonks wished fervantly Kingsley could have come with them afterall, but he’d been called away to talk to Scrimgeour about some new mission. Tonks was rather jealous of it, whatever it was, but she’d come to terms with the fact that Scrimgeour was not her biggest fan. Moody finally gave the signal and clumped forward on his wooden leg, and she followed with Remus.

Tonks knew the exact moment that Harry looked up and spotted the three of them coming for him. Emotions danced across his face. Tonks loved that Harry wore his heart so openly like that, although she knew that the fact his feelings ran so deep and close to the surface were one of the reasons the world hurt him so often. He was still a little boy aching for someone, anyone, to love him. She ached to hug him but settled for an indifferent pose as Moody and Molly fought subtly for the lead.
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