It figures. The weeks that Hufflepuff is ahead, the Prompt doesn't change until late afternoon or evening. The week Hufflepuff is behind, the Prompt changes before I'm out of bed.
Congratulations, Ravenclaw! Well done!
That leaves me with two drabbles that I wrote this morning before I found out that the prompt had changed. Oh, well.
Here they are...
Word Count: 100
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter
Lily Evans was prompt.
James Potter was not.
Lily's homework was always handed in on time – neat, legible.
James handed his work in – his handwriting wasn't the worst in the school.
Lily was conscientious in her prefect duties.
James broke more rules than he enforced.
Lily was kind, and considerate of other people's feelings.
James liked to play jokes and didn't understand why anybody wouldn't think that humiliating a Slytherin wasn't funny.
James thought that Lily was beautiful and wonderful.
Lily thought James was a bully and a braggart.
James was prompt in falling in love.
Lily needed more time.
Title: Birth Day
Word Count: 100
Characters: Lily Potter, James Potter, Harry Potter
James knelt in front of Lily and spoke to her swelling belly. "Look, Harry or Rose, it's the end of May. The weather is lovely. You'd do yourself a world of good if you came out now."
Lily smiled sadly. "It doesn't work like that, James."
James' head drooped. "But the prophecy…"
All through June and the first weeks of July, James implored his child-to-be to arrive before the "dying" of the seventh month.
Then his tune changed to "August is a great birth month. You'll still be a Leo, my little Gryffindor."
But Harry was stubbornly prompt.