Chapter 2 : A Little Advice
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"So, what do I do?" I asked Alana and Adam. I had just told them about the conversation I had with my parents about my non future with Draco.
"No idea." Alana answered. "I'm too shocked at the fact that they didn't like Draco as much as they seemed to."
"What do you guys think of him?" I asked them.
"I like him." Adam said. I looked at Alana expectantly.
She shrugged. "He's all right, I guess. I didn't get to talk to him much, but, you were right, he is gorgeous."
I sighed. "I don't see why Maman et Papa don't like him. He's amazing. And I can't marry him because he's not French? Ce n'est pas juste."
"Well, do you actually plan on marrying him?" Alana asked.
"Puet-être." I shrugged. Maybe.
"Well, then if you're not even sure, why does it matter?" She asked.
"Because I at least want to have the option of being able to."
"Did you tell Draco?" Adam asked.
"Of course not. I have no idea how he would react to that. He'd probably be pissed, I mean, his parents aren't telling him he can't marry me." I said.
"About his parents," Adam said. "Are they, you know…Death Eaters?"
"I don't know." I said. "They seemed very nice and they didn't seem like they were servants of the Dark Lord. Though, I could tell they were less than thrilled when they found out I wasn't in Slytherin."
"Maybe they only seem nice." Alana suggested. "What if it was just an act, and they're really muavaise?"
"His parents aren't evil." I said. "Or not to me anyways." I muttered.
"Why are we even talking about this?" Adam asked.
"Because I don't know what to do. How am I supposed act like Maman et Papa don't want me with Draco when he's spending the summer here?"
"Now, that I'm not completely sure about." He said. "But are you gonna be okay this summer? We both know you're still kind of hurting from what Nate did last summer."
"No, I'm not." I said quickly.
They raised their eyebrows. "I mean I'm not still hurting." I corrected myself. "Nate is a selfish secousse who I want nothing to do with anymore."
"Are you sure?" Adam asked concerned.
"Positive. Je suis sur elle." I'm over it.
They didn't look convinced, but they said nothing. I really am over it, I swear. Just because it's been almost exactly a year since Nate shattered my heart into pieces, doesn't mean I'm still dwelling on the past. I could really care less.
"So, when do Draco's parents leave?" Alana asked, trying to change the subject.
"Next week." I replied. "By the way, Maman et Papa said the day Draco comes to stay, they have a huge surprise for me. Any idea what it is?"
Adam and Alana exchanged looks. "Nope." Adam said. I knew they were lying, but I didn't press it. I'd rather be surprised.
I shrugged. "Whatever."
"So, anything else you need advice on?" Alana asked.
"You call that advice?" I asked. They both gave me weary looks. "All right, now that you mention it, I need advice about my relationship with Draco."
"Allez-y." Adam said. Go on then.
"Well,you know how Draco and I have been dating for five months? Well, I love him a lot, but I'm not in love with him and-"
"Tenez," Alana interupted. "You guys have only been dating for five months and you already love him? C'est fou."
"It's not crazy." I said. "Mine and Draco relationship is very complexe, you guys wouldn't fully understand all that we went through to get where we are today. C'est trop." It's too much.
"Okay, continue." Adam said.
"Okay, like I was saying, I love him, but I'm not in love with him. But he's in love with me, so that makes things kind of incommode when we talk about it."
"You bet it's uncomfortable." Alana said. "Poor Draco, in love with a girl who doesn't love him back, how triste." She said dramatically.
"Hey, I do love him!" I protested. "I'm just not in love with him…yet."
"Why aren't you in love with him?" Adam asked.
"I don't know. I mean, loving him is so easy, but actually falling in love with him is hard."
"I don't understand." Alana said. No surprise there. "How is Draco already in love with you?"
"Well, he's been in this relationship about four years longer than I have." I answered.
"Quio? Four years?" She asked.
"Draco has been in love with Aria from the moment he saw her." Adam informed her.
"And why did I not know this?" She asked.
I shrugged. "Ne semblent pas importantes."
"Clearly it is important, since it's information I need to know in order to give you advice." She said rolling her eyes.
"Whatever, just how do I deal with this?"
We were all silent for a moment, thinking about what the answer could be. "Do you think maybe you, know, Nate is the reason you can't fall in love with Draco?" Adam asked.
"No, I don't think that." I said dismissively. "Nate has no effect on my feelings what so ever."
"Speaking of Nate. You know when you told us not to mention Nate to Draco?" He asked.
"Yes." I replied slowly.
"Well, I kind of did."
"Adam!" I exclaimed. "I thought I specifically asked you not to do that."
"Well, it wasn't my fault, he brought it up!" Adam said defensively.
"How?" I asked.
"He saw the pictures of you and Nate on my wall,and he asked who it was. But he asked really casually,like he was just curious."
"What did you tell him?" I demanded.
"Well, I told him that it was Nate. Then I realized I made a mistake, so I told Draco he was an old friend of mine that had a school boy crush on you." He explained.
"And he wasn't mad?" I asked anxiously.
Adam shook his head. "He started talking about Quidditch."
"Oh, Dieu Merci!" I said relieved.
"Why don't you just tell Draco about Nate?" Alana asked.
"Because he doesn't need to know." I said. "It will just remain one of those unspoken things." I said getting up. "And it's a big thing. I know he doesn't have something like that. Things are easier this way."
"You'll have to tell him some day." Alana insisted.
"Why? According to Maman et Papa, I'm not marrying him anyways." I said walking up to my room.
When I entered my room and I went to the far wall, where I had a collage of pictures. I had added pictures of me and Draco, but my eyes were drawn to the pictures of me and Nate. For some reason, I couldn't take them down. I stared at them, hating the face that smiled and kissed me in the picture.
The face of someone that betrayed me. The face of the person that kept me from falling in love with Draco.
"Seriously, what am I gonna do?" I asked Blaise. I had told him about the conversation I had with my parents about me not marrying Aria.
"I don't know." He replied. "I can see how they're right though. I mean,do you think Aria will still want to be with you once you become a Death Eater?"
"She said she'd love me no matter what." I said.
"Somehow, I don't think she meant if you were a Death Eater." Blaise commented.
I groaned. "But I'm in love with her. I don't want to be with anyone else. She's 'the one'."
"Not 'the one' that's going to stand by you and serve the Dark Lord." Blaise pointed out.
I sighed deeply. "Ugh, you're right! Once the Dark Lord comes back, and I get turned into a Death Eater, and Aria finds out, she's going to dump me!"
"I don't know why you never thought of this before." Blaise said.
"Well, when I thought about my future with Aria I was thinking it would be Death Eater free. And now, my future is going to be Aria free." I felt like crying, but that's not manly, and I don't want to cry infront of my best mate. He'd just make fun of me.
"Draco, look, maybe the Dark Lord won't come back, and then you can marry Aria and stop whining about your life." He said unconcerned.
"But the Dark Lord is coming back, my parents told me. And they said soon, so that means I have to end it with Aria soon, but I can't do it." I whined.
"Have you talked to Aria about this?" Blaise asked.
"Of course not!" I exclaimed. "I can't tell her that my parents said we can't be together. Do you know how insulted she would be? It's not like her parents are telling her she can't be with me."
He nodded. "True, very true." He said.
"I'm screwed." I said putting my head in my hands in defeat.
"I'm sorry to say it, but you kind of are. Unless you can somehow convince Aria to serve the Dark Lord, or convince your parents to let you not become a Death Eater. But both of those options don't seem like they would work out."
I looked up at him. "Oddly enough, that doesn't make me feel any better."
"Sorry,just trying to be helpful." Blaise shugged.
"I know, sorry." I said. "I'm just so stressed. I mean mine and Aria's relationship is complicated enough, without all this Death Eater drama."
"Complicated? I thought you guys' relationship was great." He said confused.
"It is, but, it's just hard being in love with Aria, and her only loving me, but not being in love with me yet."
"Well, what do you expect? You did get a really big head start in the relationship. It took Aria a few years to actually get in the relationship."
"I know, but it makes things so akward when we talk about it. And I know she feels so bad about it too. I hate that I'm so in love with her, and I can't even marry her." I said shaking my head.
"You should have known not to have started a relationship with her." Blaise said.
"Why, I love her." I said.
"Yes, but I thought that after last summer you knew that you don't exactly have a say in who you marry. You know, with Camille and all."
"Hey, that got called off remember?" I said quickly. "That is in no way relevant to me and Aria."
"So, I guess you never told her about it then?" Blaise asked, smirking.
I avoided eye contact. "No...she doesn't need to know. This is a big secret that she needs to know nothing about. If she found out I had a secret this big that I've kept from her, she'd never trust me again. It would be different if she had some dark secret too, but I know she doesn't." I explained.
He shrugged. "Whatever, man, but I just feel like you should tell her before she finds out some other way."
"There's no way she's ever finding out about this."
Aria took my hand as she led me through her living room to her stairs.
"How does Adam get up the stairs?" I asked curiously.
"Like this." Aria said pusing a button. The stairs disappeared, and a ramp took it's place.
"Oh." I said nodding. She pulled me up the ramp, stopping half way to kiss me. She pulled away smiling, I knew that smile. She was extremely turned on and she wanted to have sex. Lucky for her, so did I.
We practically ran the rest of the way to her room. Aria closed the door, pressed me against it and then kissed me. Her tongue eagerly ran over mine. Man, I was so turned on!
Aria pulled us off the door and over to her bed, still kissing me with the same amount of eagerness and intensity. We fell on to her bed. She started kissing my neck, and as I moaned, something caught my eye on her far wall. A collage of pictures, like Adam had. Even from the bed, I could see the pictures of Aria and Nate. Something about that bothered me.
I kissed Aria on the lips so I could try to wipe the image of Aria with another guy out of my mind. It worked.
Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. "Yes?" Aria groaned.
"Maman needs the Floo Powder, what did you do with it?" Alana's voice asked.
"Um, hold on, I'll be right there." Aria said quickly putting her shirt back on.
"You, wait here. We'll continue when I get back." Aria said grinning seductively.
The moment she left, I sat up. I tried to keep my eyes on everything but the collage. But I couldn't help myself, so I walked over to it. I see a few pictures of me and Aria.
Most of the pictures are of Nate and Aria. Kissing, laughing, holding hands, swimming. I thought about what Adam told me. This didn't look like a 'school boy crush' it looked like a relationship. But Aria never mentioned it, so it can't have meant much.
But then again, there are so many pictures, it had to have meant something. My eyes rake over the pictures, and stop on one of Aria infront of the Eiffel Tower, kissing Nate. He was in France with her?
I heard Aria's footsteps, and I quickly went back to her bed and sat down.
Aria's smiling. "Okay, now, we have to whole house to ourselves, so no interuptions."
"Great." I said faking a smile, trying to forget the fact there's a guy out there that I don't know, who means alot to Aria.
A/N: Hey, sorry if this chapter was kinda boring. It was just a filler, but don't worry, the next chapter is dripping with interest and drama! Hope you're enjoying the story. Thanks for reading!
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