Log in

No account? Create an account
A Ron Ficathon where Everyone's a Winner!
Team Het: How to Lose Your Mind in Ten Weeks 
9th-Mar-2007 12:38 pm
Title: How to Lose Your Mind in Ten Weeks
Author: solstice_fics
Team: Het
Prompt: Loss
Rating: R
Pairings/Characters: Ron/Bellatrix
Warnings: Non consensual sex, BDSM, aracnaphobes might want to skim one particular section early on, brainwashing.
Length: 4221 words
Summary: Ron was captured and given to Bellatrix Lestrange to play with. Over the next ten weeks she set about reprogramming his mind and enjoying his body. Is he the one who's really losing it though?
Author notes: Thanks to Shocolate for stepping in when my beta became non-responsive. She told me she thought people expected team het to be writing hand holding and skipping through meadows in canon pairs. I like confounding expectations!

How to Lose You Mind in Ten WeeksCollapse )

Voting for this fic is now closed!
11th-Mar-2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh I adore this. Because I could totally see this. Bellatrix is messed up enough that she could get lost in her own games and Ron is strong enough and clever enough to outwit someone playing games with him. I guess the only thing is I wish I had seen Neville or the Dementor have their way - not because I like the violence - but because a part of me would always be scared Bella would escape and come after him again. Kill while you have the chance. Anyway, the spider thing was so well done I was totally squicked but totally loved it. I actually thought she might make him eat it passing it to him from her mouth which would have grossed me out even more. Anyway, awesome story as usual.
11th-Mar-2007 10:05 am (UTC)
Well I wanted Ron to go out with the power and the upper hand and a big revenge killing didn't seem to work for me with that.

But she does deserve what's coming to her!
11th-Mar-2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Around the time Ron asked to have his arms freed, I had the idea that he was playing her. I was so pleased to see him totally confound her so she had no idea he was playing her, too. *shudders* Go, Ron!
11th-Mar-2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
He's a clever boy, our Ron!
(Deleted comment)
12th-Mar-2007 11:06 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad he had you fooled as well as Bellatrix!
12th-Mar-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I brought out the Father Ted icon just for you & your evile ways!

Seriously though- I love this fic. I like the week by week structure, and it's all so deliciously creepy & f*cked up (I mean that in a good way!). I think I was more weirded out by the use of "mummy" than by the baby talk or even the spider thing (although- fiendishly clever!)

“I was never yours,” Ron said as he tapped the side of his head with his finger. “I never lost Hermione or Harry or Rosmerta’s fucking beautiful tits...you never took anything away from me.”

*applauds Ron* : )
12th-Mar-2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Down with this sort of thing!
12th-Mar-2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ouch, that was creepy! Your Bellatrix scared the hell out of me here, and her baby-talk and love talk were... *shudders*. Incredibly well-done, but definitely creepy! For the sex alone, it would have been hot as hell, but the talk and the humiliation and way Bellatrix pulls Ron (at least verbally) into her own mad world made me cringe horribly at times - which, of course, perfectly achieves the intention it was written for, I think :). Extreme kudos for the convincing writing there.

Words can't say how much I adored the ending of this, to see Ron defeat her at her own mindgames and free himself almost easily at long last. Because yes, that's so in keeping with his chess mindset - to build a strategy, make some sacrifices, lull the opponent into false security, and then pounce :). I cheered for him so much at the end, not only for winning, but for this:
Do you really think I would forget who Harry Potter was?” and this
I’m leaving you to go back to my Muggle born girlfriend and my best mate, Harry Potter, and my half-breed loving family

That he managed to play along in a pure mind-game, going through the sex without letting either touch them, and come out of it not unscathed, but understandably-if-restrained vengeful *and* holding on to the things he holds dear without letting his experiences taint them. At least that's what I hope! :)

A thoroughly impressive fic!
12th-Mar-2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so glad you got it exactly the way I intended it.

He had to go into calculating mode in order to survive and escape and when Ron takes his emotions out of the equasion he can be formidable!

I like to think he went home and learned how to have sex out of desire and not necessity (with whom I don't mind, just as long as he gets some loving *lol*)
13th-Mar-2007 02:35 am (UTC)
That was so wonderfully fucked. I loved it! Bella really was creepy, especially the baby talk forced infantilism. I liked that you kept the magic in the BDSM, more than just a spell to tie someone up or something. Your Ron was so strong so yay! for him. No he can go back to nice safe sex with Hermione. I'd actually like to see a sequel with them putting the pieces back together.
13th-Mar-2007 09:13 am (UTC)
Her baby talking to Harry is so unsettling that I get the impression she's into that infatising people she knows are strong thing.

I agree about the magical bonds too, I never feel write typing 'She flicked her wand and he was tied up' or the invisible bonds thing. people who like BDSM like to see the ropes/cuffs whatever and enjoy the process of the tying up.

I think Ron needs to de-programme his body to just shag on demand before he and Hermione can get it on.
13th-Mar-2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
This was thoroughly creepy as it should be. Your Bellatrix is mad thing.

“Oh Bella,” Ron said with a shake of the head, “you silly little Bella. Do you really think I would forget who Harry Potter was?”

That line gave me chills in all the right ways. Excellent work.

And I'm going to pretend Ron is going to wipe this episode from his mind and go on to have a happy, uncomplicated life with whomever he chooses.
13th-Mar-2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked Ron's cool, calm delivery. I hoped it would come across that way.
14th-Mar-2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I usually run from these sorts of fics but this was very well written. Bellatrix scared the hell out of me.

“I think I’ll tell Neville where to find you first. I’m sure he’d like that.”

Okay, I cheered when I read that.

Go team Het!
14th-Mar-2007 09:08 am (UTC)
Cheers mate!
15th-Mar-2007 08:55 am (UTC)
OMG. I almost skipped over this story on account of the pairing but I'm glad I didn't. Wow, that was awesome. I really thought you'd broken Ron there, for a while, and the story would end with a confused Harry trying to save him and Ron not wanting to be saved... but oh, that was such a great ending. And the last line...

Now I'm just annoyed that school has stopped me from reading the fics as fast as I liked, I'm way past voting deadline...
15th-Mar-2007 10:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!

I really wanted to o something different for Team Het and I figured pairing him with a Death Eater was pretty different! *lol*
19th-Mar-2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
“He had been violently sick and hadn’t been able to keep anything down since.”
Him and the rest of us! I think I will have to carve my hand now. “I will heed warnings.”
“Ron’s expression of concentration cleared and he grinned at her.”
Its just an act, right? He’s using this to escape. He very strategic. He is!
“Ron lifted the arm draped over Bellatrix’s body and brushed her silky jet locks away from her face.”
Silky locks? Ok. I believe. Poor Ron.
“No Ronnie, baby no, don’t do this to mamma, honey pup!” Bellatrix pleaded. “But we made love!” she whimpered
Damn! She managed to brain wash herself didn’t she!

“hand holding and skipping through meadows in canon pairs”
You can garuntee none of that here! Damn!
19th-Mar-2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ah you know me mate, when I go dark I go DARK!
24th-Mar-2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, awesome.
24th-Mar-2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I took a chance by writing plenty to squick voters but I think Ron's courage shines the brightest in the darkest situations.
26th-Mar-2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
This was an amazing fic!! I am so glad Bella didnt win. The baby talk was driving me straight up a wall (which means good job to you!) and the scene with the spider was just ugh! No words can convey the squick factor. Well done again!
26th-Mar-2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

It means a lot that people ploughed through the squicks to stick with Ron as he beat her at her own game.
2nd-Nov-2007 06:41 am (UTC)
wow this is a very different story...hot
and i loved your ron. he so playedher. nice job
Page 2 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
This page was loaded Oct 17th 2019, 2:05 pm GMT.