Willowing Whispers | Remus Lupin
[ Part of the Brotherhood Series]
Known for their shy nature, most Dryads would never dare to reveal themselves to human eyes and would often wait until the dead of night to venture outside of their trees. For the young Dryad that inhabits the Whomping Willow, she is no different than her sisters and brothers that hide until the lands fall quiet. "Willow" was planted on the Hogwarts grounds with a special purpose to protect a certain student and the Dryad took her job very seriously. Her tree was known for its violent nature but she would never venture to hurt the boy that she was destined to protect.
However, outside of her tree, Willow doesn't carry the violent nature of her tree, but a soft-spoken voice with a kind personality to match. She has grown with the roots of her tree, watching as the boy came and went before she found herself quite alone, with the exception of a car crashing into her and pesky children attempting to steal a leaf here and there as a game.
But one night as Willow decides to leave her tree for a walk, lightning strikes the Whomping Willow and suddenly, the Dryad finds herself locked out of her safety and home.
Unfamiliar with the world beyond her roots, Willow finds herself wandering far but guided by the moonlight of Artemis, she finds herself on the doorstep of the boy she helped keep safe, only now he's a man. A scared and somewhat broken of a man, but he manages to put on a brave face for her as he takes her into his home to protect her just as she did for him.