Sleep, Pretty Darling
A Fanmix for On the Other Side by Off Dreaming
Album Cover by Marianna :)
As a green spell—a Killing Curse—flashed by Greengrass’ face, missing her by mere centimeters, Draco mused that the color of the spell precisely matched her eyes, those eyes that stared him down and told him that she was disappointed and disgusted in him. It would be hard to forget that precise shade of green and through the many years of his life, the color would continue to haunt him. In fact, he would never forget it. However, a handful of years later, he realized that he never wanted to forget.
-On the Other Side by Off Dreaming, Chapter 14: Do or Die
Listen to the songs in order for the best effect.
But shuffling is cool too. ;)
"Well, it ought to be soon," Draco shrugged and Little Greengrass appeared surprised.
"How do you know?" she asked. Draco rolled up his sleeve. She did not flinch, but looked at the Mark in confusion.
"It twitches when something is about to happen," he said as the skin on his forearm shuddered. "It will not be long before the war comes to Hogwarts."
-Chapter 11: Death and Defiance Part 2
When the building began to shake from the giants’ battle, Astoria and Theo took off running. It seemed like all they did was run—run from foes, run toward safety, run for the sake of running. Astoria hardly had time to catch her breath or stop to feel her legs burn with all the adrenaline pumping through her veins. She was afraid of stopping, because stopping meant that everything would catch up to her: everything she had done, everything she had seen, everything that was to come, and worst of all, the consequences. But for a moment, everything did.
-Chapter 13: The Reality of Mortality
To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra - i climbed the tree to see the world / when the gusts came round to blow me down / i held on tightly as you held onto me [listen/download]
That summer, many changes would take place. She would spend too much time in courtrooms, have a number of unpleasant meetings with Malfoy, pass afternoons wandering the moors with Theo, and learn a little spontaneity. She would fly, she would read, and she would take exams. She would have nightmares and dreams. It was a summer of healing, of change, of the birthing of a new society where blood did not matter. But looking at the estate, Astoria knew this all could wait until she had gotten some sleep. So when she arrived into the house and slipped under her covers, she closed her eyes and did not open them for twenty hours, at last able to have an easy, dreamless sleep before taking on the world once again.
-Chapter 15: The Reality of Immortality Part 2
The Call by Regina Spektor - just because everything’s changing / doesn’t mean it’s never been this way before / all you can do’s try to know who your friends are / as you head off to the war [listen/download]
Just then, there was a loud bang as Macnair flew off of her and into another wall where his body hit the stone with a sickening thud. He crumpled to the ground like a rag doll and proceeded to scream as spell after spell hit him, creating bruises, cuts, and probably broken bones. Astoria was bewildered and stood frozen, too scared to find out what exactly was happening. It was then that Theo Nott appeared in her vision, stored his wand away, and delivered a punch to Macnair that broke most of the bones in Theo’s hand and smashed in Macnair’s nose. Only then did he turn around to look at Astoria. He swiftly walked over to her and gathered her in his arms.
After then, everyone knew that if they were going to mess with Astoria Greengrass, they had to go through Theodore Nott first.
-Chapter 9: Collateral Damage and Conscious Destruction
Golden Slumbers by The Beatles - golden slumbers fill your eyes / smiles await you when you rise / sleep pretty darling, do not cry / and i will sing a lullaby [listen/download]
After the Storm by Mumford and Sons - there will come a time you’ll see / with no more tears and love will not break your heart / but dismiss your fears [listen/download]
"They were in love, Tori. I mean, they never dated and they probably never told the other their feelings, but it didn’t need to be said. You could just tell, with the way they understood each other. It was deeper than friendship,” Daphne explained. “Did you not see the way they looked at each other? Merlin, Tori, they were like a textbook case of unrequited romance!”
-Chapter 16: Summer Setbacks
Her parents were dead. She had no one to protect her. She was an orphan. She was alone.
-Chapter 11: Death and Defiance, Part 1
Overboard by Ingrid Michaelson - i’m a big girl now / see my big girl shoes / it’ll take more than just a breeze to make me fall over [listen/download]
"You should forgive him, Tori. It’s the gracious thing to do." Astoria glared at her sister.
"Damn grace. I will forgive him the day that Alecto Carrow’s face is not in my nightmares."
-Chapter 17: The Tale of Three Traitors, or “Trials and Tribulations”