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L'optimisme by Aphoride

Rating: MatureStory Reviews: 150
Chapters: 30
Words: 124969
Characters: Dumbledore, McGonagall, Grindelwald , Aberforth, Ariana, Bathilda, Doge, OtherCanon
Genre(s): Romance, Angst, LGBTQA
Era: Other
Pairings: Albus/Gellert, Other Pairing
Status: Work In Progress
First Published: 2012.09.25
Last Published Chapter: 2017.12.08
Last Updated: 2017.12.08
Favorite Story Of: 21 users
Advisory: Mild violence, Scenes of a sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme

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The HPFF Dobby Awards: Winner - Best Quote (2014)

Language shapes the world, for good or for evil. In silence, wounds fester and arguments begin. And what are wars but arguments out of control?


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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews Read
1 Silence

Was there only silence because neither of us knew what to say, or was it because we knew everything there was to be said? 

4210 43
2 Wales

I had expected confinement. What I had found was freedom. 

4055 22
3 Words

It was not peace that I felt then, nothing like it, but it was comfort on some minor level.

4459 14
4 Bulgaria

The Elder Wand was inside, I was outside, and my blood ran hot in my veins. 

3526 11
5 Similes

Arrogance is always such a costly trait.

4355 10
6 Württemberg

Loneliness, the painful separation of man from the pack, may be what kills me in the end, I think.

4090 9
7 Malapropisms

Once is forgivable; twice is not.

3607 6
8 Hungary

I was only interested in trying to work out how long it would take her to die.

3810 6
9 Pragmatics

I had to succeed; there was no question about that. It was imperative.

3892 6
10 Switzerland

Ruthless and cruel of me, yes, but I do so hate to be denied.

4023 3
11 Clichés

Ah, but sense and love never did go hand-in-hand, and logic is all too easy to push aside.

4454 2
12 Prussia

Tricks, all tricks, nothing more than that, but oh, the results they can have!

4055 1
13 Meter

Vibrant words, powerful words, set with a rhythm in my head something akin to a military march.

4324 1
14 Sicily

Hubris, in a sense, though not dangerous in execution – and never dangerous for me, in truth.

4571 2
15 Expressions

So you see, my darling, at the end of it all, wretched Gryffindor that I am, I am a coward.

4707 1
16 Bavaria

Then, ah, then he would soar, a blaze of red and gold above, the sun would shine, and the world would be reborn.

3900 2
17 Phonology

Yet another lie for protection, but I suspect I have long forgotten whose.

3983 1
18 Germany

You did not win that day, but I lost, and that is the heart of the matter; the loadstone of the wall built between us.

3994 2
19 Syntax

I wanted you to be happy; I still want you to be happy, only now I know it is impossible.

3635 1
20 Luxembourg

Secrets, Albus; how frustrating they are, how heavy they become when carried so long.

4190 1
21 Clauses

For so long I had existed in a state of limbo, between one thing and the next and not really either, without realising that was where I was. 

4119 1
22 England

You should have come, Albus, you would have adored it. 

3971 1
23 Semantics

It is the way of love, though, to reduce us to our simplest and yet most complicated selves. 

4154 1
24 Finland

A stroke of luck, oder ein Putsch? 

4220 0
25 Idioms

Which one, my darling, would give the greater good? 

3978 0
26 Turkey

We are matches, floating on a sea of oil, and waiting, always waiting, for a single, flickering spark. 

4439 1
27 Phonemes

It is such a well-known myth of love: that it is always good. 

4534 0
28 Italy

 As they say, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, no?

4705 0
29 Morphology

Sometimes, though, Gellert, the things we want most are the things we do not deserve to have. 

4443 1
30 Austria

You and I, my Albus, we have always been running. We will never be still; we are too boundless for that. 

4566 1

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