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24 November 2013 @ 06:54 pm
Leigh!fic | Masquerade (Paper Faces on Parade) | Zacharias Smith/Astoria Greengrass  
Title: Masquerade (Paper Faces on Parade)
Author: Leigh, aka leigh_adams
Pairing: Zacharias Smith/Astoria Greengrass
Rating: PG
Word count: 200
Summary: Zacharias and Astoria share a dance at a Halloween charity gala.
Notes: This was written for bluemermaid as part of the 2013 Halloween drabble exchange at hp_halloween. I always enjoy dialogue-only fic, and these two have a very snarky relationship in my head. Many hugs and kisses to fiery_flamingo for being such a wonderful beta and friend!

"I have done some pretty stupid things over the years -- including that time with a geisha and a flock of flamingos -- but I do believe this takes the cake."



"It's just a ball. You can drop the theatrics."

"No, this is a poncy parade of... well, ponce. Besides, woman, you don't know who I am. I'm wearing a mask, see?"

"An excellent definition, and your glare gave you away. But I'll see if Edward can include that on the event description next year. And might I say, the horns atop your mask are quite fitting."

"I thought so. What's the point of the masks, anyway? This thing itches."

"We've already been over this. It's a masquerade ball because it's Halloween. And this is for charity, so quit complaining."

"Charity. Hmph. Is that what you were doing, dancing with Malfoy earlier?"

"Jealous? You don't have a right to be."

"Hardly. But I'm only here because of you."

"Yet you wouldn't come as my date. Because Zacharias Smith doesn't do 'together,' he does... casual."

"I'm reconsidering that stance."


"On one condition."

"Which is?"

"I see what's under that dress later tonight."

"I believe I can agree to those terms."

Rozarka: zacharias: flirtythimble_kiss on December 15th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
I was coming over here to re-read the Marcus/Katie story when my heart leapt at the sight of a Zach/Astoria ficlet I hadn't read! Yay!

And this was lovely, snarky fun — I love the dialogue-only format and I can just see them sweeping around the ballroom, coolly exchanging barbed one-liners while undressing each other with their eyes. And yet... "I'm only here for you" is quite a concession from Zacharias Smith, isn't it? I'd even say verging on romantic. :) *happy sighs*

Leighleigh_adams on December 26th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Heeeee! Ficlet is putting it generously -- this is so short! But when I received the prompt and pairing options, this was the only one I had an idea for.

I'm so glad you liked it! These two were really fun to write together, and I always enjoy writing dialogue-only pieces. I definitely agree -- that's very much a concession from Zach. Romantic... perhaps. ;D