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Friends (Correction: More Than Friends) by Jen25
Chapter 1: One
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Astoria sent a sideways glare at her older sister. Daphne acted way too friendly with Pansy. It was weird and gross, she decided. Now, it wasn’t the fact that her sister had friends that Astoria was worried about. It was the fact that she knew Daphne liked girls and that Pansy did, too. They sat too close, brushed hands, shoulders, knees. There was no chance Astoria would let Daphne date Pansy Parkinson Well, unless she really loved her. Only then. Pansy was loud, abrasive, nothing like her cool and collected sister. And yet, Daphne spoke about her as if she was the greatest thing since floo powder. Pansy this, Pansy that. It was too much. She had to find out what was going on between them. Snapping out of her reverie, Astoria caught her sister’s attention.
“Daph, can I talk to you, privately?” She asked sweetly.
“Sure,” Daphne replied, letting go of Pansy’s hand in hers, getting up, and going to Astoria’s side of the table. Astoria stands as well and leads her sister out of the Great Hall into the corridor.
“What’s with you and Pansy?” Astoria questions impatiently. She looks positively exasperated. Daphne blushed and averts her gaze downwards, then back up, eyes meeting Astoria’s.
“Spill. Now.” Daphne sighs and bites her lip.
“We’re a couple.” She states flatly, the words jumbling together.
“What? Speak slower.”
“We’re a couple. Dating. Together.” Of course.
“Why am I only finding out now, Daph?” Astoria’s not mad, or even annoyed. Just disappointed. Disappointed that Daphne’s friends obviously know about it and she didn’t.
“I know you don’t approve of-of girls liking girls.” Daphne appears to be on the edge of tears. The fear of her only sister hating her must have gotten to her, Astoria guessed.
“You’re right. I don’t. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want you to be happy. Go on, be with Pansy. I don’t like her personality to be honest, but if that’s who you want, then I’m not going to stop you. I can tell you love each other.” Daphne hugged Astoria fiercely, letting go after a few seconds, then grinned at her, sprinting back into the Hall. Astoria stared after her for a moment. Let Pansy have Daphne, as long as she agreed to share with her sister. She smiled and walked back into the Hall, heading for the Slytherin table. This time, she sat on Daphne’s other side. Pansy noticed, but didn’t say anything. In fact, she smiled at Astoria and drank her pumpkin juice like nothing happened. Astoria smiled. She and her friends contined their lunch, as usual. Daphne would, no doubt mention what she'd said to her to Pansy, but Astoria didn't care. There really wasn't any reason to, but if Astoria knew her sister, Parkinson would find out. Pansy might be Daphne's girlfriend, but Astoria's her sister, and only sibling. Their bond was closer than most. Both sisters could be protective, and there was no way Pansy would hurt her sister without facing the repercussions. Not that she would. At least, Astoria hoped not.