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16 January 2013 @ 11:59 pm
DVD Extra number one!  
I am horribly underslept and have houseguests, who arrived early while I was still sweaty and in my lycra knicks from my RPM class (Spin with Real Gears and Loud Music ;-)) I bring the class!

So I am cheating and here are two short out-takes from A Young Radical's Guide to Love for snegurochka_lee, who may well yet receive more proper new bits when I have more time and who will definitely receive some 'other things I was thinking', probably on the weekend.

Firstly, from just after the scene where they have all been at Grimmauld Place Sorting Out the Plan:

Settling Nott took less than half an hour. Since he only needed to pass as a Muggle at the shops, it was a matter of explaining the currency and passing over one of the new Galleons Hermione had created that would allow two-way communication in times of emergency.

“We’ll try to organise a cashpoint card for you soon,” Neville said. “Parkinson said Malfoy had sorted hers, so we’ll get him onto that.”

“What if I get into a conversation with someone and they realise I have no idea about anything they’re talking about?” Nott asked.

“Tell them you were raised on a religious commune,” Harry suggested. “If they start asking questions, ask them if they would like to hear the teachings of your Master, that’ll shut them up.”

Nott, Neville and Luna all gave him that look that non-Muggles used when they weren’t sure whether or not he was joking. It had taken him months to convince Ron that cashpoints were like visiting Gringotts – when Ron had been young, Charlie had told him they were money-printing machines that gave Muggles money for free, and Harry had exhausted his understanding of supply and demand economics in explaining why that couldn’t possibly be right.

“Just say it. Maybe wink afterwards to show you’re joking if it’s someone you want to get on with.”

“Got it,” said Nott. “And if that doesn’t work, I’ll just run away.”

“Sound plan. Try not to steal anything if this happens in a shop.”

“Put items down, then flee.” Nott smiled at them, to show that it was all fine. Harry knew that smile, he’d worn it as often as he could for several years.

“It’s not fair, I know, but we will sort this,” he said. “You won’t be stuck here for long.”

“I know.” Nott kept his smile up. “And I have Mister Muffles to keep me company.”

The small, fluffy dog wagged his tail and licked Nott’s shoe to show that he was very happy with the arrangement, and if anyone had any bits of dried meat on their person, he would be willing to help them out with their disposal.

“And you’ll come and visit, yeah? Keep me in the loop?”

“Of course we will,” said Luna. “Whenever it’s safe.”

Harry showed him how television worked, and the microwave, which fascinated Luna, assured him that it would be fine to use magic to do the dishes providing he kept it at a reasonable level so as not to blow the electronics. They left him channel flicking and dealing with Mister Muffle’s demands for tummy scratches


And then this bit was deemed too flippant for Draco while plotting with Harry at Ron's:
“I’m trying to get our evening back, even if it has to be tomorrow night. Which is the start of a weekend, so that would work out well. If I turn myself in at the Ministry in the morning as a hero of the Auror office, my bet’s on all the charges against me disappearing. Otherwise it will be hiding out with Blaise, listening to Finch Fletchley blather on about horses and having Blaise wee in my shoes to teach me never to speak without thinking in front of the press.”


You will get some original ones very soon, but I wanted you to have these because I was so full of love and glee for your comment and rec, both of which made me grin like a drunk lorrikeet!
 
 
 
pioniepionie on January 16th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
I love the way you think of all the details a wizard or witch would need to know about the Muggle world. The really useful stuff, like cashpoints in this one, and ordering in a cafe when Pansy first runs away.
bare_memabonwitch on January 17th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Ahahaha. I definitely saw the length and rating of this story and went...Brammers? And then I read a bit and thought, well, yes, most likely. These extras are charming.
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on January 17th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Oohh...lovely:)

Adored this line:


“Sound plan. Try not to steal anything if this happens in a shop.”
Dedicated Escape Artist: Coffee Timejadzialove on January 18th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Yay! I love that first bit, and I enjoyed the second little thing and didn't think it too flippant, but what do I know? Anyway, I like the idea of Blaise weeing in Draco's shoes to teach him a lesson. *giggles*
lee: Harry/Draco - textsnegurochka_lee on January 18th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Aaaahh, hurrah!!! I can definitely see how either you or your betas had to cut bits like this to keep things manageable, but as a writer who hates cutting anything and always wants to to share every bit of a universe that popped into my head, I'm also a bit sorry you had to. :) I would have read extended scenes like this in the story, and 100K of it total... or so I say now, but maybe it would have been too daunting-looking to click on in the first place, in which case, you made the right choice! La.

ANYWAY, ahaah -- “If they start asking questions, ask them if they would like to hear the teachings of your Master, that’ll shut them up.” Ahahah, and -- Harry had exhausted his understanding of supply and demand economics in explaining why that couldn’t possibly be right. AHAHAH and -- Harry knew that smile, he’d worn it as often as he could for several years. {{{{ HARRY }}}}

Thank you! Agh, now I want to go have a full reread. ♥
Nennenenne on January 19th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Too bad you had to cut these parts out, but great that we get to see them now. :)