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Fic: This Is My Confession

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Title: This Is My Confession
Author: sky_blue44
Beta: n/a
Rating: PG
Written for: Prompt One, over on hogwarts365
Warnings: Slash, angst, mental health issues
Word Count: 365
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction created for fun and no profit has been made.
Notes: This is my first Neville-centric fic. I hope you enjoy!
Summary: Neville has a lot to tell his parents.

Neville took a deep breath, resting his hand on the doorknob. He was trembling. C’mon Neville, he thought to himself. You survived the Carrows; you survived the Battle of Hogwarts; you even killed a giant bloody snake. Surely, you can do this.

He opened the door.  He hadn’t been to his parent’s room since last September. Now, it was about a week after Voldemort’s defeat. His grandmother had pressured him to show his parents the man he had become. She was so proud of him, though she didn’t know. No one did, not yet.

The ward still looked like it had when he was a boy, who didn’t understand why he had to go visit the couple who never recognized him, before he realized they were his parents.

They were still in bed. Neville sat down by their bedside, and mumbled, “Hello, Mum, Dad.” He never knew what to do during these visits. He wasn’t sure why he was even there. They didn’t even know who he was.

“I have a lot to tell you,” Neville said. “It’s been such a long time.” He talked about what had happened during the past year. His voice gained color as he spoke. His parents heard him, but he had no idea how much they understood. Eventually, he had nothing more to say. Just say it, he thought.

“I-I have something else to tell you,” he swallowed, nervous. “I’m gay. I’ve known for a long time now, but I never knew how to tell anyone. I figured you were good enough to start with though. I just thought that, well, you should know before I bring in a boyfriend, if I ever manage to get one.”  Neville smiled self-consciously, looking down at his open hands on his knees, “I’m not sure you’ll remember, but at least I’ve told you.”

He heard his mother shift in her bed, and stand in front of him. He tensed; Neville didn’t know what she might do…she was supposed to be insane after all. She reached into the pocket of her nightgown, and dropped a gum wrapper into his palm.

Neville blinked. Then, he began to laugh, as tears formed in his eyes.

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
roelliej
Sep. 19th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, you did an excellent job!

Very powerful and love the nagging angst! :D
sky_blue44
Sep. 20th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!
fantasyfiend09
Sep. 20th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
This is so beautifully sad! *sniffs*
sky_blue44
Sep. 20th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
susannah_wilde
Sep. 20th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
For such a short drabble, you gave me such an emotional response. I love how nervous Neville is, despite all the things he's accomplished, but the ending was perfect. Great job!
sky_blue44
Sep. 20th, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it so much! Thanks!
enchanted_jae
Sep. 21st, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Aw. *hugs Neville*
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