Chapter 1 : Prologue
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After the accident, my whole world was turned upside down. I still fail to understand why things happened the way they did. I suppose I had temporarily lost my sanity when I walked through the door to the hospital wing that first time.
Everyone was so scared of him after what had happened that day in Potions class. No one wanted to be near him. They alienated him and wouldn’t look him in the eye. He was all alone in an unforgiving world of loneliness. So I chose to save him, despite the risks.
And the consequences of my actions were already taking effect. Everyone had turned their backs on me, even my parents. They kept urging me to leave him behind and everything he had caused. But I couldn’t do it. I was in too deep, I couldn’t abandon him.
Even now, his sarcastic smile haunted every corner of my mind. Somewhere, deep inside, I knew the truth about the way I felt about him. But what I didn’t understand was what had made me come to his rescue in the first place. All I knew was that everyone thought I was absolutely crazy for it.
And maybe I was. I could easily plead temporary insanity for being the only one that didn’t totally turn my back on him. But I knew that wasn’t the reason. No, there was a much deeper reason for why I had chosen to leave everyone I love behind just for him.
It had taken me months, but now I felt like I had finally figured it out. The answer was simple.
It had been fate.
Invisible forces that were beyond our simple-minded comprehension had been at work all along, stringing together events that would inevitably lead to the accident in Potions class that fateful Monday morning.
Everyone else refused to believe that, claiming that it had only happened because of Scorpius’ inability to resist peer pressure and the stupid choice he had chosen to make.
I wasn’t thick. I knew that was part of the reason. He had made a stupid decision and there had been drastic consequences. But I had forced myself to overlook Scorpius’ mistake because I knew that everyone deserved a second chance to redeem themselves after such a horrible oversight.
But the thing was that after his terrible mistake, other things had happened. He showed me things no one had ever shown me before. He introduced me to a whole new way of life, an entirely new point of view. And for that, I was eternally grateful.
Everyone still failed to understand why I continued to stand by him. It was amazing to me that even the people I was closest to couldn’t see the obvious truth staring them in the face.
It was because I loved him. I loved him more than anything. He was my everything. The only time I was ever the person I wanted to be was when I was with him.
And it was the same way for him. His incredibly expressive eyes always showed me just how much he cared. How grateful he was that I had saved him.
We both knew the risks associated with being together. We knew it was going to be a nearly impossible quest to regain our parents’ trust. But we didn’t care. As long as he was standing next to me, I didn’t have a care or worry in the world. Everything in my world was still wrong, but with Scorpius with me it didn’t seem so bad.
Even so, I often wonder what I would do if I was given the chance to go back and make things right.
After much thought, my answer was clear: I wouldn’t change a single thing.
Now, after everything I’d been through, if someone heard that they would fix me with an intense stare and seriously question my sanity. And I suppose I didn’t blame them. If the old Rose got a look at me now, she probably would have walked up to me and slapped me silly.
But I was happy with who I was. I was different, granted, but I was a good kind of different. I knew now that there was more to life than studying and reading books.
Now I knew how to live.
I suppose you’re wondering how all of this happened. How had I, the perfect student and spitting image of my mother fallen for the infamous and troubled Scorpius Malfoy?
I guess that I should probably start from the beginning. It was my first week of seventh year, and I could not have been more excited. Looking back on it now, I realized how incredibly rash and naïve I had been.
I knew Mondays were torture, but I had never expected them to be so cruel when I walked into Potions class that fateful Monday morning. Nothing could have prepared me for the events that ensued. Nothing.
A/N Author’s Note:
Hey readers! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my first Rose/Scorpius fic. I really wanted to try to develop my writing style into something more unique and mature-sounding, so I decided to try my luck on this story. Please review and tell me what you think!
I’m still pretty young and it really bothered me that my writing style reflected that. So I hope that this story is even slightly better-written compared to my previous works. Please review and tell me what you think about my attempt! Good or bad, I’ll take any kind of critique!
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