Cal drew in a breath of smoke. He was standing in a shady part of the grounds with some Slytherins that were equally shady. To his left was Jamison Nott. Jamison was a fifth year that already had a bad reputation. Jamison was known for resorting to any methods to get his way. To Cal’s right was Henry Smith. Henry Smith was an easy going sixth year with a drug habit. Henry usually did some of the more intense wizard drugs but today he was smoking a cigarette.
“When are you going to get my money, Blue?” Jamison asked.
“Soon, I had to send for it,” Calvin answered.
His mind wandered back to the letter on his desk. He had to ask his brother for a loan. It would take a while to get the money and then had it sent off to Gringotts.
“Good, Slytherins aren’t known for patience,” Jamison said grinding his cigarette into the ground. “No money equals no more drugs and no more drugs; well I’m sure you know what that means.”
Cal did. The drugs he needed were to stop the effects of cigarettes from taking place. The problem was that the drug made cigarettes more addictive than they already were. They also caused severe mental and physical problems when you didn’t take it. He had heard that the withdrawal from the drug was one of the most painful experiences. The drug caused more problems than it was worth. Cal regretted that he had started taking it but what could he do now?
“We are heading in,” Jamison instructed.
“I’ll see you later, Blue,” Henry said as he followed Jamison.
Cal knew that he was supposed to wait outside for a few minutes before heading in. In Jamison’s words, it wouldn’t do well for a Hufflepuff to walk in with Slytherins. Cal had to agree. Walking in with the Slytherins would cause questions he didn’t want to answer. He had told Dom some stuff about the Slytherins but she didn’t know the full extent of his addiction.
Inside, Cal hurried to the dorms. He wanted to send the letter to Jacob as fast as possible. He sealed the letter and pulled Zack’s owl out of his cage. Zack wouldn’t mind or notice that he had used his owl. He opened the window and sent the owl off on his way.
“Cal, I didn’t expect to find you here,” Zack said.
Zack stood with the door half open and his body halfway through it.
“What girl do you have with you?” Cal asked.
“Promise you won’t tell?” Zack said.
“I promise,” Cal assured.
Zack pulled his arm and a girl along with it into the room. The girl was Dom’s friend, Hannah Holland. Cal had thought there was something going on between them the night of the fireworks but he hadn’t said anything.
“Hey Hannah,” Cal greeted.
“Hey Blue,” Hannah smiled. “Why you in here and not spending time with Domi?”
Cal looked at her. Why would she care? He wondered if she was just asking so she could make a joke.
“Yeah, Hannah was just telling me how you shagged Dom and didn’t bother telling me?” Zack said with a smirk.
Cal knew that Zack didn’t care if Cal told him or not. He was just trying to irritate him.
“Was Dom you first?” Hannah asked bluntly.
Cal cocked an eyebrow. It wasn’t really their business. Dom hadn’t been though. He had slept with a muggle girl over the summer. Being with Dom made him regret it a little.
“No,” Cal answered.
“You weren’t her first either. She slept with Frank Longbottom,” Hannah commented.
Hannah watched him to see his reaction. Anger bubbled inside him. He knew it shouldn’t. He had known that Dom had slept with Frank but hearing it from someone else made it seem worse.
“I’m going to go now. I’ll leave you two alone,” Cal said.
He stood up and walked out the door. He heard Zack’s voice call out to him. He didn’t really care. He wanted to see Dom now.
Outside the common room, none other than Frank Longbottom was standing there. He stood up when he saw Cal.
“Hey Blue, can I talk to you about something?” Frank said.
“Uh sure,” Cal replied.
“I just wanted to say sorry for that day in Hogsmeade. I was an arse,” Frank said shuffling his feet.
“It’s fine.” Cal gritted his teeth. It seemed odd for Frank to come say this to him. He wondered why. He didn’t get an answer though. Frank just nodded and walked off.
Cal shrugged to himself and continued walking towards the Gryffindor common room. He raised his hand to knock on it. The door swung open in front of him. Dom stepped out. Tears rimmed her eyes. Her hair was roughly pulled back into a ponytail. Surprise fluttered on her face as she saw Cal.
“Hey,” Her voice sounded rough with emotion.
“Dom, what’s wrong?” Cal asked.
“It’s, well, can we go somewhere to talk?” Dom asked.
Cal nodded and put an arm around her. Dom seemed to know where she was going. He followed her direction. She shrugged off his arm and paced in front of the wall several times. A door appeared. Cal knew what it was. The Room of Requirement was a legend among Hogwarts. Only a few knew where it was. It was rumored that all the Weasleys and Potters knew about it. He guessed it was true.
Dom sent a glance over her shoulder and walked into the room. He went in after her. The room had a big window on the opposite side. He could see the Hogwarts’ grounds below. Inside, the room had two big chairs. Dom had already collapsed into one of them. She looked so fragile and tired.
“I have something to tell you, Cal,” Dom started.
“You can tell me anything,” Cal said.
He saw her glance up and then sigh. Whatever she wanted to say was big. He felt a sudden fear. What if she was breaking up with him? The past few weeks had been so good. What if this was the end?
“You will probably hate me after this,” Dom said choking on a sob.
Cal couldn’t stand it anymore. He stood up and walked over to her. He bent down on one knee and stroked her hair.
“I love you, Dominique Weasley,” Cal said. “I will never hate you.”
Dom broke out into more tears. “Don’t say that, Cal. It just makes it harder.”
“Dom, please just tell me. We can get through anything, you and me,” Cal promised taking her hand in his.
“I made a promise to Roxy before we started going out,” Dom mumbled. “I promised her I would break your heart. That’s why I came to the Hufflepuff Common Room that night.”
Cal coiled back. Their whole relationship had been a lie. Is that what she was saying?
“I thought this was real, Dom. I thought you were a good person,” Cal blurted.
“I am, Cal. I’ve made mistakes. I love you. I really do. That’s why I’m telling you the truth,” Dom cried.
Cal watched her. She had lied to him. Everything was a lie.
“You lied to me, Dom. Is everything fake? Did you just sleep with me to further your plan? Tell me,” Cal screamed.
“Cal, no that’s not how it was. I had no choice. I’m more sorry than you could ever imagine,” Dom sobbed.
“You lied. That’s the end of story. Everyone has a choice, Dom. You made yours.”
Cal turned and stormed out of the room. The last image he saw was Dom sinking onto the floor and crying harder.
A/N: Gasp, she finally told him. I know this chapter is short.. :( but I felt like that was it. That it ended in the right place. Next chapter will be longer and in Dom's POV.