Chapter 3 : Step 3: The Fiery One and Puppy Love
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And the guns
Shot above our heads
And we kissed
As though nothing could fall
"Oi! Dom! Dominique!" I looked up from the game of Exploding Snap I was playing with Lisa Wood. Freddie, my cousin, was slumped over with his hands on his knees, gasping for breath.
"What Freddie? We're busy."
"Why aren't you outside?" He demanded. "It snowed, and we are about to have a snowball fight." Normally that would get me outside in about two seconds but I was recovering from a cold, and it was so warm in the common room.
Freddie looked at me slyly, "Justin is out there with some other fourth years." I glared at him, even though I was happy at the news. I'd had a crush on Justin since my second year. Lisa grinned at me; she knew about my crush after Freddie, which was odd because we were so close.
"Do you want to come Lisa? Colin's playing." Freddie knew that if he got Lisa to come, I'd follow.
"Sure, I'll go get my things." I heaved a dramatic sigh at Lisa's reply and went with her to get my own things. We hurried back down to Freddie, and followed him outside to the courtyard they were playing in. There were half a dozen third and fourth years, and Lisa's second year brother, Colin. We split into two groups and ran off to make battle plans. Justin was on my team along with my cousin and the two Woods siblings. He appointed himself leader; I supposed it was because he was oldest.
"We should be ready when they attack. Make some snowballs. The girls can do that." I was startled out of my daydream of Justin by his idea.
"Why should the girls do it? We can throw just as good as you can." Freddie and Lisa exchanged looks beside me. Justin looked taken aback.
"Well, all right then. Everybody get ready; do whatever you want. They'll attack soon." Freddie looked around curiously.
"Where'd they go? There's nobody here, they're all go-" His voice was cut off by a snowball to the face. We all spun around, frantically looking for the source of the attack. A rain of snowballs thudded down on us from above. Three fourth years had levitated themselves onto a roof behind us. Lisa grabbed Colin's hand and pulled him away from the line of fire. Freddie followed, waving his wand to make a tunnel in the snow. I ran after Justin. We both began to wave our wands, forming snowballs to fling at our enemies. Lisa and Colin dove into the snow cave and began making snowballs as fast as they could. I stood outside with Justin and Freddie, flinging the missiles at the others even faster than Lisa and Colin could make them. I laughed when Justin was hit in the head as he bent to grab a handful from Colin. He glared at me, his dark blonde hair plastered to his head.
"What's so funny, Weasley?" He threw the snowball, not at a foe but at me. It hit me square in the chest, splattering a mix of snow and mud all over me. Freddie, throwing snowballs as fast as he could, smirked.
"Aren't you two on the same team?" We just laughed more, simultaneously hurling weapons at him. The other team was bearing down on us. Soon, the Woods gave up their shelter to share with us. By then it was a big free-for-all; people were tripping over each other left and right. Freddie had given up on manually throwing and was levitating and shooting snowballs at everyone. Justin grabbed my hand to pull me out of the line of fire. I tripped over my own feet and fell into him, knocking both of us to the ground. We stared into each others' eyes a moment before I rolled off him, laughing hysterically. Lisa shot me a knowing look as I sat up, still giggling.
"Stop trying to help me, Justin; you aren't good at it." He sat up too. I stood and held out my hand to pull him up, ignoring the few snowballs that hit my side. We resumed our fighting. However, the two of us were soon backed up against a wall being pelted mercilessly.
"We won't be able to beat them!" I yelled over the screams of others.
"Run through them to the other side," He told me as quietly as he could. He made two snowballs and handed them to me.
"So you can throw these at them as you pass."
"We'll never make it!" I cried dramatically. Justin grabbed my hand tightly.
"Yes we will, come on." We took off, snowballs in hand. I think we both hit Freddie; he was on the ground when we turned to survey the damage. Justin grabbed my other hand and began to spin me, laughing.
"It worked!" He yelled at me. It hadn't - we had only hit one person - but that didn't seem to bother him as he hugged me tightly and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek. We stared at each other, oblivious to the snowballs flying around us. Then Justin dropped my hands and we once again resumed the battle. As I ran at Lisa I thought:
"All in all, not a bad snowball fight."
We can beat them
Just for one day
We can be heroes
Just for one day
A/N: Song-Heroes-David Bowie
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