One Last Lullaby by Lady Altair

Story Title: One Last Lullaby
Author Name: Lady Altair
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate Url: Story Link 2
Content Rating: All Ages
Status: Completed
Length: Short Story

Gioia’s Rec:
I don’t know if the author is a mother, but Lady Altair certainly knew how to evoke a mother’s emotions when writing this fic.  The story is short, but it summons the most basic instincts.  The concisely worded narrative made me understood immediately how it would feel to be in Narcissa’s place as she watches Andromeda grieve over Tonks’ body.  Using a lullaby as a common tie, not just between the two sisters, but between author and reader was a brilliant plot device.  The baby in Andromeda’s arms cried throughout much of the story, as will most readers.  But there is a sense of healing, an emotionally cathartic experience, that comes from this fic.  The lullaby and the sense of healing set this fic apart as more than just an excuse to yank at the reader’s heartstrings.  The story is a great example of how grief can be a unifying element; again, between both the characters in this fic as well as the readers and, perhaps, between all those in that wizarding world.


About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in Conventional (Canon) Couple, Drama/Angst, Friendship/Mentorship, Gen, Harry Potter, Malfoy-centric, Outsider-POV, post-canon setting, Remus Lupin/Nymphadora Tonks, Spoilers for Deathly Hallows, Tragedy and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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