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Chapter 5 : And The Bomb Explodes
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Scorpius would meet me by the Room of Requirement every night so that he could join me on my rounds. I had managed to convince Sam to let us split up patrolling the castle, him taking the lower half, me taking the top, although he always tried to convince me to just patrol together.
But I couldn't patrol with Sam. I wouldn't get to see Scorpius.
I loved my nights with Scorpius. We didn't do anything, he just helped me patrol, but I enjoyed being with him and not pretending that there was nothing happening between us. We were totally different than how we were during the day. Instead of giving each other small smiles and nods, we held hands and flirted. We didn't hide our feelings, we made them known to each other.
We acted like a couple.
We would walk through the castle, either holding hands or with his arm around me, talking about anything and everything, just enjoying each other’s company. We didn't really talk about the baby, which I was glad about, but it did come up sometimes. Mainly just when we were going to tell people, but we never remained on the subject for long. Our nights together were focused on us, not the impending explosion of when our friends and my family found out.
And I was okay with that. Getting to know Scorpius was probably the most fun I've had in a while.
He was funny, really funny, I laughed at nearly everything he said. He was so sarcastic that he rivaled James and we would often have full sarcastic conversations. He was a lot smarter than people, myself included, gave him credit for. He admitted to being a huge dork, despite the cool demeanor he put on at school.
I liked him.
I really, really liked him.
"So what's going on with you and Malfoy?" Sam asked me, one night after patrolling. I found him as I was walking back to the Common Room and really had no choice but to walk with him. It was cold in the castle, it had been a week and a half since Scorpius and I told our parents and November was coming to a close.
"Nothing," I said. I couldn't stop thinking about how Scorpius had kissed me goodnight, something he hadn't done before. "McGonagall just wants us to be on friendlier terms with each other. She caught us arguing outside her office one day and was fed up with it."
"Rose, I know you've been telling everyone that, but no one believes it, especially me," Sam said. "I've seen how he looks at you. And since Hogsmeade, you both have been in a better mood than normal. So what's up?"
"Sam," I said as we reached the portrait hold. "There's nothing going on. We're just keeping up appearances for McGonagall."
Sam eyed me, clearly not believing me, and sighed. "If you say so. Anway, since there's nothing going on with you and Malfoy..."
Oh Merlin, he was going to ask me out. He was ranting about something, probably why I should go out with him. He hadn't tried asking me out since Halloween and I was hoping it would stay that way.
"Sam," I said, interrupting his rant. "I'm sorry but I don't want to go out with you. It has nothing to do with you I'm just..." My thoughts drifted to my pregnancy. "I'm trying to figure out my life right now."
"Rose, I've liked you for seven years and you have never given me a single chance," Sam said, annoyed. "But why not? Why haven't I been good enough for the great Rose Weasley? My parents may not have saved the world, but that doesn't mean I'm not a good guy. I would be great to you. Hell, I'm fifty times the man Malfoy is and for some reason you seem to be picking him over me. It really sucks liking you. Because sometimes I think, 'Hey, she might actually like me', but you never do. You're such a tease."
I was in shock. Sam had never been like this before, I mean, I knew I hurt him by rejecting him but I never thought it was this bad. "Sam, I'm...I'm sorry. But I just don't like you that way."
"Whatever, Rose," Sam said and walked in the Common Room.
I followed Sam into the Common Room and saw Chloe sitting on the couch while Albus's head rested on her lap as he slept. Chloe looked up when we entered and watched Sam huff up the stairs. She looked back at me.
"Did he ask you out again?" she asked.
"Yep," I said, sitting in an armchair, already forgetting Sam's words.
"And you rejected him again?"
Chloe shook her head. "You would think he would learn after seven years."
I sighed. "Yeah, well, have to give him props for trying. He doesn't know that I sort of have a boyfriend." I looked at Al, who was still fast asleep on Chloe's lap. "How shall we wake him up today?"
"Nothing too bad, since he's sleeping on me," Chloe said.
"Ugh, you're no fun," I said, sending her a pouting look. However, Chloe just looked back at me annoyed.
"Yes, well you had too much fun and look where you are now!" Chloe said, her voice rising with each word. I was immediately taken aback and I could tell she was too. "I'm sorry," she said in a small voice, appearing ashamed of what she just said. "That wasn't fair. I shouldn't take my anger out on you."
"It's fine," I said. Even though it was a low blow, I saw she was upset and since she was there for me, I had to be there for her as well. "Sweetie, what's wrong?"
She looked down at Al and it seemed like she was about to cry.
However, before she could say anything, my cousin scrunched his face, which was the sign that he was waking up.
"Is Rosie back yet?" he asked, rubbing his eyes.
Instantly, Chloe wiped any sadness off her face. "Yeah, she just got here," she said, giving me a look. When you're best friends with someone, you can have full conversations with a single glance. Chloe and I were no exception to that rule. The look she gave me was one I rarely received. It was her "Don't Tell Al What We Were Just Talking About" look. Which could only mean two things: either she was upset with something so badly that she couldn't tell him or she was upset over something he did. Either way, it was bad that I received that look.
"Finally," Albus said, sitting up so he wasn't on Chloe's lap anymore. "It was getting late."
"It's barely 12," I said. "You don't need to wait up for me every night, you know."
"Yes I do," Albus said, getting up and motioning for me to get up as well. As soon as I was, he pulled me into a hug. "You're not just a cousin, but you're my favorite cousin. I have to make sure you get back from patrolling the castle safely."
"Don't lie to me Albus," I said, teasingly. "You, James, Hugo, Lou and all the Wotter boys would stay up and wait for all the girls, even Molly." Molly was just like her father, my Uncle Percy, and was a huge stick in the mud. She's a year below us and in Ravenclaw, therefore believing she was better than the rest of us because she's in the "smart house".
Whatever. I'm still top of my class and I'm in the "Arrogant Party House" (Molly's words, not mine).
"Maybe not Molly. Only if she got the giant stick out of her arse," Al said and I giggled. He pulled me tighter and said, "It's my job to protect you. It's all us Wotter boys’ job to protect the Wotter girls. If anything happened to you, or you got screwed up by the wrong guy, it's our job to make sure that whoever did that got their arses kicked." Al was quiet for a moment. "I think if any of you got hurt or in a bad situation because of a boy, we'd never be able to forgive ourselves."
Right when he said that, I immediately felt guilty. Al pretty much said the worse possible thing to say. Because here I was, 17 and pregnant, and why? Because of a boy and one careless night. And once Al finds out, he'll blame it on himself because he'll think he didn't protect me.
Al let go of me, kissed my forehead and said, "Night, Rosie Posie." Then he went over to Chloe, gave her a kiss, said their ‘I love you’s and ‘Goodnights’, and Albus headed up to his dorm.
Once he was gone, Chloe fell to the couch, put her hands on her face and started taking deep breaths. I immediately put my own guilt to the side and went to sit next to her. Chloe hypterventalating was a bad sign, she only did it when she was trying not to fall apart and she only fell apart when things were really, really bad. I've only ever seen her like this once before and that was when her grandfather died.
"Honey, what's wrong?" I asked. Right when I did, Chloe stopped trying to calm herself and let the tears flow. I pulled her into a tight hug. "Shh, it'll be okay. Whatever it is will be okay."
"But it won't," she said, pulling back. "It won't be." She wiped a few tears from her face and stared down at her hands. She started taking deep breaths, trying to calm herself down. "It won't be okay Rose." She took another deep breath. "Albus and I are falling apart. Merlin, I sound so stupid saying it out loud! There are so many worse situations; this is nothing compared to yours! You are dealing with so much, and you’re doing it with such grace, while I'm sitting here sobbing about how my relationship is falling apart. I should be more worried about you, and the baby, and trying to help you and Scorpius as much as I can, but I can't because I'm sobbing over a boy and-"
"Chloe!" I practically yelled. "You don't need to worry about me! You have been there for me so much and, right now, I'm fine. You do not sound dumb trust me. But I need a bit more to go on. What do you mean you and Albus are falling apart? You seemed fine just now."
"I know," Chloe said. "But we've been drifting. I don't even know if he notices it, but something about our relationship is...different. I can't put my finger on what, but we're different. He is all set for the future, it's been practically laid out for him, but I don't even know what I want to do next." She looked at her hands again. "We're growing apart. We each are going in totally different directions. I feel like he's going to leave me behind. We've been fighting so much more and so much worse that I'm pretty sure he'll get so fed up with me that he'll leave. He's Albus Potter, he could have any girl he wants."
"But he wants you," I said. "Chloe, he's so in love with you. And if he were to ever give you up, he'd be the dumbest guy on the planet. And I doubt even he is that dumb."
Chloe gave a small smile at this. "Well I don't know about that," Chloe said, her smile disappearing. "I really love him, Rosie."
"I know that. And if he lets you go, one day he's going to wake up and realize no one ever loved him as much as you do," I said. "But by then, you'll have found a boy who loves you that much and more. And you will love that boy more than you love Albus because you would know that that boy would never hurt you or leave you."
"Merlin, Rose," she said, wiping away the last few tears. "When did you learn so much about relationships?"
I shrugged. "I really have no idea. All better?"
"Yeah," she said. "All better."
We headed up to the dorms and got ready for bed. Once the light was out, Chloe fell asleep straight away. I, on the other hand, was having a bit more trouble sleeping. Though everything with Sam and Chloe filled my head, I pushed them aside and focused on the good thing that happened tonight.
He kissed me goodnight. Even though it had been a week and a half since the time in McGonagall's office, we hadn't done so, or even gotten close since. I'm not sure why, I had wanted to. I was sure Scorpius had too. So when he kissed me, I was taken by surprise.
We were hugging goodnight, as we did every night, and Scorpius set his lips on mine.
And the butterflies exploded in my stomach.
What can I say?
I liked the bloke. The dorky, funny guy he was, not arrogance, rude guy he was during school.
Although him being arrogant was very attractive.
I knew Scorpius liked me too. We had discussed going on a date but the next Hogsmeade wasn't for a while, so we just stuck to our nighttime meetings. Which I was okay with.
I heard a tapping at my window and got out of bed to open it. An owl with a note attached to its leg came in and, when I got the letter off, he immediately took flight. I shut the window and opened the note.
In case you couldn't tell, I like you. Next Hogsmeade, want to do me the honor of being my date?
P.S. I hope it's okay that I kissed you. Couldn't help myself.
P.P.S. I don't care if you already have a date to Hogsmeade. You're mine.
P.P.P.S. Especially if your date is with Nathanson.
I smiled down at the note, picturing Scorpius's face as he wrote it. At first, he probably had a big, smirk until he realized I might have a date. Then he became a little more serious and then was furious when he thought it could be Sam. You could actually see it in his writing; he seemed to have pressed the quill hard against the paper toward the end of the note. He really disliked Sam.
I read the note once more. I had a date with Scorpius. A real, actual, date not just being together in secret. The thought gave me butterflies.
And for the first time in a long time, I fell asleep with a smile on my face.
"Rose, come on!" Audrey's voice pulled me out of my dreams and back to reality. I rubbed my eyes.
"What time is it?" I asked.
"Eight Twelve. Did you suddenly forget classes start at nine? You're normally up by now," she said. She had her robes on, her make up done, and hair braided back. "Everyone went down to eat already."
"Alright, alright, I'm up," I said and pulled my robes on. I quickly fixed by hair and grabbed my bag.
"No make up?" Audrey asked, seemingly shocked. She never goes anywhere without make up on, and doesn't take it off until everyone has gone to bed. I have actually forgotten what she looks like without make up.
I shrugged. "I don't need it," I said, heading for the door. And it’s true. I'm already pregnant and kinda sorta taken.
We were in the Common Room when Audrey asked, "So what's going on with you lately?"
"What do you mean?"
"You're never around," she said, leaving the Gryffindor Common Room behind us. "You're constantly out and when you aren't, you're sharing secrets with Chloe. We never talk anymore."
"Not too much has been going on," I lied. I felt horrible about lying to Audrey but I wasn't quite ready to tell her the truth. "I've just been busy with school and Head Girl stuff."
"You sure?" she prodded me. "You don't have a secret boyfriend that you aren't telling us about? Al and Louis seem pretty much convinced that's what's going on."
"No secret boyfriend," I lied again. Although I wasn't sure if Scorpius was my boyfriend or not. But he was the father of my child, so that meant something. "Anyway, enough about me. What about you? Any hook ups I need to know about?"
For the rest of the way to the Great Hall, Audrey told me all about her most recent boy toy, a Hufflepuff named Caleb. However, I guess he was just too nice, so she was thinking of cutting him loose.
We entered the Great Hall and headed straight toward the Gryffindor table. We approached Louis, Al and Chloe as they sat in silence.
Which was strange. Normally it's impossible to shut them up.
"Hey guys," I said, sitting next to Louis. He just gave me the death glare. When I looked at Albus for an explanation, I saw that the same look was on his face. I glanced at Chloe and saw that she was on the verge of tears and mouthed, "I'm sorry," to me. This worried me. "What's going on?"
"Is it true?" Albus asked me, his voice low.
He was pissed.
"What are you talking-" I started to say only to get The Daily Prophet shoved in my face.
"Is. It. True?" Albus asked again as I read the headline.
And when I did, my heart stopped.
Rose Weasley Pregnant with Scorpius Malfoy's baby
Rose Weasley, 17, daughter of Wizarding world Saviors Hermione and
Ron Weasley, is said to be about 4 weeks pregnant with Scorpius Malfoy's, 17,
son of notorious former Death Eater Draco Malfoy, baby. They both attend
"Dammit, Rose!" Louis said, pulling The Prophet out of my face. "Are you having a baby? With Malfoy, of all people?"
I was in shock. I could barely speak. I wanted to answer Al and Lou, to tell them yes, it was true, but I was so scared at how angry they were that I couldn't even form a sentence. "I...I..." I looked over Lou's shoulder and saw Scorpius come in. Instantly I felt tears form.
Al and Lou were going to kill him when he had been the best thing in my life since I found out I was pregnant. And he didn't deserve that.
We made eye contact and he immediately noticed my tears. He seemed to be debating whether to come over here or not, he sent Alex and the rest of his friends to the Slytherin table while he looked at me, trying to ask me if I was alright.
"That fucking bastard," I heard Albus say. I looked at him and saw that he had followed my gaze to Scorpius and was now walking straight toward him. Before I could even blink, Louis was following Al's lead toward Scorpius.
I got out of my seat and followed after them, trying to stop the explosion that I knew was coming.
But I wasn't fast enough.
Louis reached Scorpius first and punched him in the jaw. "That's for fucking my cousin," Louis said, opening and closing his fist.
"And this is for getting her pregnant," Albus said and before Scorpius could realize what was happening, Al tackled him to the ground. The Great Hall suddenly broke out into chaos, everyone trying to crowd around them.
I was right in the middle with them, trying to get Albus off of Scorpius. "Albus, get off him!" I said, letting my tears go free.
Scorpius gained the advantage and threw Al off him, only to be brought back down by Louis. He threw more punches to Scorpius’s jaw and chest, while Al tried to recover from the blow Scorpius delivered to his gut.
"Lou!" I yelled over the noise of students. "Stop hurting him! Please!"
However, whether it be because he couldn't hear me or he just didn't care, Louis didn't stop. So instead of being one of those pathetic girls who just stands there crying, I decided to get involved.
I hit Louis on the back several times, yelling, "Get off him!" as I went. Louis turned around ready to take on whoever was behind him but stopped when he realized it was me. "Please get off him," I asked him. The Hall was silent when the fighting stopped.
Louis looked at me and slowly got off him. And once Louis was off, I knelt down beside Scorpius. He had blood on his face, and he was probably going to have a black eye. The tears started coming even more because I knew that it was my fault that he looked this way.
"Are you okay?" I asked him.
He pulled himself into a sitting position, wincing as he went. "I've been better."
"So it's true?" Louis' voice rang from the silence in the Hall. I grabbed Scorpius' hand and helped him up. Then I stood in front of him, my hands holding his behind my back, and faced my cousins. I looked at the crowd around us and saw Lily, Audrey and Chloe, all watching at the front. "Rose, is it true?"
I squeezed Scorpius's hands as hard as I possibly could when I looked Louis dead in the eye and said, "Yes. It's true."
There was a moment of silence, where both Al and Louis seemed to take it in.
"What the hell, Rose?" Louis yelled and advanced on us.
"No!" I yelled back at him. "You're not going to hurt him!"
"Like hell I'm not!" Louis said, advancing on us again. I looked at Al, to beg him to hold Louis back but saw that Albus was just looking at me in complete disappointment.
Thankfully my brother pushed his way through the crowd and blocked Lou's path, pushing him back. "Whoa there, Lou," Hugo said, holding Louis shoulders to push him back to his side of the circle. "Just step back. Leave Malfoy alone."
"That son of a bitch," Louis kept muttering.
"Excuse me, what is going on here?" Sam's voice broke the silence. Instantly a place in the crowd separated and he appeared, looking from Scorpius and I at one end and my brother and cousins on the other.
"What's going on is that this bastard got my cousin pregnant!" Louis yelled. He said it with such disgust and was looking at me like he didn't even know who I was. Even more tears fell from my eyes and I faced the ground, unable to look at Lou's face anymore. "If this is your idea of a joke it's fucked up, Rose-"
"It's not a joke," Chloe said, separating herself from the crowd. "She's really pregnant."
It was complete silence as both my cousins looked at Chloe; Louis with a pissed off expression and Albus with a hurt one.
"You knew?" Al asked her quietly. His voice was a mixture between hurt and pissed. "You knew and you didn't tell me."
I looked up at Chloe and saw her holding back tears as she looked at him and nodded. Albus looked away and ran his hands through his hair, showing how aggravated he was. I could tell he was done, that was the final straw. Chloe had just ruined their relationship by remaining loyal to me.
"What the fuck?" Louis said to Chloe. "You knew our cousin was pregnant and you didn't tell us? Why would you do that? Why the hell would you keep this from us you-"
"Hey!" I yelled at Louis, suddenly pissed that he was taking out his anger on Chloe when it was my mistake he was mad at. "Stop yelling at her, Louis, it isn't her fault!"
"Stop talking, Rose!" he said, facing me. He was looking at me with such disgust, like he didn't even recognize me. "I don't care what you have to say, I never want to speak to you again! As far as I'm concerned, from this day on, you're dead to me!"
I was shocked into silence. It was as if I had been slapped in the face. Louis, my best friend, my cousin who I grew up with, hated me. All the memories we had of growing up meant nothing to him because I made one mistake.
My knees buckled and I would’ve fallen to the ground but Scorpius caught me. I must have been crying hard because he turned me around and brought me to his chest. He held my waist with one arm and smoothed my hair with the other while saying, "Shh, it'll be okay. It will all be okay."
Behind me, Louis was about to go at Chloe again, but Albus stopped him. The next thing I heard was Chloe and Albus yelling at the top of their lungs at each other. This made me cry harder because even though I couldn't hear it clearly, I knew what was happening; I knew they were breaking up.
I couldn't handle it. I wanted to run away, somewhere no one could find me.
So I did just that.
I got out of Scorpius' grasp and ran. I ran as far as I could and went to the place where this whole mess started.
When I got to the Room of Requirement, I managed to think, "I need a place where no one can find me."
When the doors appeared, I ran in, sat on the couch and started sobbing.
For the first time, I skipped my classes. I sat in the Room of Requirement all day doing nothing but crying, reading and sleeping.
I didn't leave until 8 at night. I only left because I figured that Hugo and Scorpius would be worried, even if they were the only ones.
When I reached the Fat Lady, I dreaded what was inside. I stayed outside until I got the courage to enter. Fortunately, no one paid attention to me.
That is until I was halfway across the room when I heard someone say, "Slut."
I turned around, trying to see who said it, and saw a bunch of fifth years, Lily sitting with them.
She didn't do anything. She didn't stand up for me, she didn't threaten to use the Boogy-Bat hex I know she can do, she didn't even acknowledge my presence. I may as well have been a franky first year.
"Why didn't you tell me?" I heard Audrey's voice say from behind me. Slowly, I turned and faced her. She didn't look mad, just hurt. "We're supposed to be best friends. We’re supposed to tell each other everything."
"Audrey, I wanted to bu-"
“But what?" she asked me. "What stopped you from telling me? Not once in our entire friendship have lied to you yet you never tell me anything! For the past seven years, I thought we were best friends, I thought we could go to each other for anything." She was holding back tears and I realized how much I had hurt her.
"We can," I said, trying to reassure her. "We can always go to each oth-"
"No we can't! I came to you when I needed you most, but you have never returned the favor! You're my best friend Rose, you were there for me in fifth year after-" She squeezed her eyes together, as if to hold all the tears threatening to escape in "After he cheated. You cried with me Rose, you were there for me everyday when I saw him with her. You know everything about me yet it feels like I know nothing about you."
"That's not true-"
"When did you find out you were pregnant?" she asked me. "I don't even know. I don't even know if you fancy Scorpius or if you two are dating, but I bet Chloe does."
I looked down at the ground, unable to speak. I stopped trying to wipe the tears away and let them run down my face.
"She was the first person you told, wasn't she?" I had never heard Audrey sound so betrayed. "It's not even that you told her first. That's fine, it hurts but that's not what hurts most. It's that you didn't trust me with it after. Almost as if I wasn't good enough."
"Aud, you know I don't think that," I said, looking up at her to see all her make up smeared because of her tears.
"Really? Because you have a funny way of showing it," Audrey said. "I've felt that way for so long and you know that. You know that when he cheated on me, I got even worse and believed I wasn't even good enough to live. Remember those days? When I didn't feel like I would ever be good enough so I took it out on myself? Because I do. I remember it everyday." Audrey pulls her sleeves down, covering the scars she has on her wrists. I remembered those days, those terrible days when I would find Audrey with fresh wounds, after she promised she'd stop, everyday. And it hurt me to think about it. "But you made me stop. You picked me up and you made me believe that maybe I was good enough." She took a deep breath and looked me in the eyes. "I never thought the one person who made me believe I was enough, realized I wasn't."
I was speechless. Audrey pushed past me, straight toward Louis who had just walked in the portrait hole with Al. Louis held her in a hug and kissed her head. The way he was holding her, like she was the most perfect thing even though she was a mess, made me think he really cared about her, more than he let on. He said something to her and she nodded, letting go of him. He intertwined their fingers and pulled her out of the Common Room. If you didn't know better you'd think they were a couple.
Hesitantly, I walked toward Al. I wasn't sure how he felt about the whole thing, for he was mad in the Great Hall, but everyone was. I needed his opinion, his advice. He was my best friend, more like an older brother I never wanted than a cousin. He meant everything to me. Al was always the number one man in my life, tied with Dad and Hugo of course, he was my protector, my shoulder to cry on, the one who made me laugh.
There was absolutely nothing I wouldn't do for him. I could never be mad at him.
Al saw me approaching. He didn't do what I longed for him to do, what I would beg him to do, which was hold out his arms and hold me while I cried. He just stared at me, his normally expressive face unreadable.
And that scared me the most.
"Al," I somehow managed to say. I stared into his eyes and saw everything I didn't want to see: disappointment, disgust, betrayal. I had never seen him look at me, hell, look at anybody, like that. "Please don't look at me like that."
"Like what?" Albus said, his normally soothing and calm voice laced with venom.
"Like you've never been more disappointed," I said. I pleaded to Merlin that he would say something, anything but what he actually said.
"Well, I haven't been more disappointed in someone," Albus said. I dropped my head in shame. "How could this happen? And with Malfoy? What, were you just so drunk you couldn't keep your hands off each other?"
I shook my head. "It wasn't like that."
"Then have you been dating him in secret for months and none of us noticed?" Albus asked harshly. I looked up at him, trying to speak, but nothing came out. "Not that either? So it was just a one night stand where you were completely aware of what was happening?"
We stared at each other in silence, me with tears running down my face and Albus looking at me with all the disappointment in the world.
"Merlin, Rose," Albus said, raking a hand through his messy dark hair that was so similar to his dad's and James'. "I never thought you would be stupid enough to do something like this."
"So what?" I asked him, suddenly annoyed that all anyone can think about was how stupid I was for letting this happen. It happened and that's it. I couldn't go back and change it. "So I made a mistake and I'm pregnant. I don't need you lecturing me. What I need is the only boy I've been able to count on who wasn't my dad or Hugo to be there for me. I need him to take me in his arms and tell me everything is going to be okay and that no matter how bad this is that he still loves me. I need my big brother, Albus." I choked back the overflowing amounts of tears, as he stood there, staring at me. I looked into his wonderful green eyes, hoping to find comfort and not being able to read them, only seeing that they were softer than they were before. "Please don't agree with Louis. Please don't let me be dead to you." I was hysterical now, weeping and voice cracking. Many people were watching but I didn't care. All I cared about was Al. "Please, Al."
"Rosie..." Al said, looking at me. I begged him. I couldn't lose him. "I...I'm sorry."
And with that, my entire world shattered.
Albus wanted nothing to do with me.
I looked around at all the people in the Common Room. I saw Lily and made eye contact with her, only to have her look away. I looked around at all the faces, some of whom I've known for seven years and I just couldn't handle it. I couldn't be there anymore.
For the second time that day, I ran away. I pushed past Albus and out of the Common Room. I had no idea where I was going but I had to leave.
I didn't realize where I was going until I was there. The Dungeons were dark, with low candles burning.
I made my way to the Slytherin Common Room and was almost there when I ran straight into somebody.
"Oh sorry," I heard a male voice say. I kept going, hoping that he wouldn't see who I was and that I was crying. I didn't need some Slytherin insulting me as well. But a hand grabbed my arm. "Rose?"
I turned and through my tears saw Alex Zabini, Scorpius' best friend.
"Are you alright?" he asked me, seeming genuinely concerned.
I shook my head and wiped snot from my nose. "Do you know where Scorpius is?"
"Yeah. Do you want me to bring you to him?" he asked me.
I nodded my head, not finding the will to speak. I just wanted to be with Scorpius.
"Follow me,” Alex said. He led me to the entrance, said the password, and walked in.
Wordlessly, I followed him into the Slytherin Common Room.
A/N: Wow...just wow. Cannot believe I wrote that. I knew it was coming, but I'm about to cry. You all must hate me. I kind of hate me right now too.
Poor Rose...I feel horrible. I didn't mean to make Louis say she was dead to him; it wasn't until I read over it that I noticed. I almost started crying.
I may be just so connected with my writing that it's affecting me so much, but I'm heartbroken right now. Please tell me what you thought of this chapter and if I'm crazy for being so emotionally involved.
Oh! And leave if you would like to hear from Scorpius soon! I can't decide if I want to write from his POV again or just stick with Rose's. Please say so!!
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