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(Gaspard Ulliel as James PotterII)
"Pass that book there?" Jaja asked, keeping her nose in the book she was currently occupying. I scowled and crossed my arms.
"My slaveenship doesn't start til tomorrow."
"I don't think 'slaveenship'," She started, pulling a hand from the cover of the book to make air quotations. "Is a word."
"I don't think your face is a word but that doesn't change anything." I snapped, not thinking how lame I sounded. She looked up and raised an eyebrow. Her were specks sliding down her nose but she kept her stance.
I cracked a reluctant smile, so then she did too.
Then I burst out laughing so she did too.
Well… until; "Out! Out!" the shrill voice of the librarian (her name's escaped my mind) screeched at us through our cheerful laughter.
It died down a bit as we started to pack up our books; I had tears in my eyes and I could see them in Jaja's eyes as well.
We had studied together for a while and a few awkward silences and silly small talks later, it was ok… ish. I felt slightly judged by her; she was just one of those people. I wouldn't say she was snobby but she has that… thing about her, that sort of air around her where you felt like you were underneath her genius mind and her beauty. I doubt she meant to be like that… but oh well.
We had decidedly split up after that and after a rather awkward hug (I didn't know where to put my hands!), she was off to the Ravenclaw common room to finish her studying whereas I changed my path to the courtyard where, in DADA, I overheard someone was going to be serenaded. This rarely happens and is always an extra special treat.
"I thought it was Noreen McDonald and Luis Change!"
"I heard it was Percy Mitchell and Missy Goldstein!"
"Well, I heard it was Louisa Grumble and Benny McCarthy!"
The last one certainly caught my attention.
It had been rumored around school Benny was an amazing singer… but, being the awesome badass he is, he didn't broadcast it and no-one knows if its true or not.
I hope it is…
I quickened my steps getting caught in the small crowd walking with me.
Of course I got there first, I mean come on… it's me.
I'm like Sonic the Hedgehog or something.
Except not blue…
Or a hedgehog…
Anyway, turns out it wasn't
Benny (cue sad sigh) it was in fact Percy Mitchell serenading Missy Goldstein, who after a traumatic break up (she cheated on him), realised he still 'loved' her. They're in the year below, she's in Slytherin and he's in Ravenclaw (I'm ashamed, my own house!).
It was some wizard tune that I didn't know, which isn't a hard feat for me seeing as I know no
Anyway, after that
disappointment I headed to the Black Lake cause it's so freaking beautiful out there.
And guess what? There's blossom!
Blossom is my tree.
If blossom was a flower, whoever gave it to me would automatically become my husband… or wife, depending on their gender.
I really wouldn't mind.
It's so totally awesome and beautiful and wonderful.
When I die I want to die of some blossom related incident like a blossom tree smashing my body to smithereens or just me having some sort of heart problems or something on a bed of blossom leaves.
Nice thought isn't it.
Want to know a secret?
Well… it's not really a secret seeing as about seventy other students are crowding the same space as I am as Zac and Albus fight.
Oh… I just told you the secret.
Yeah, so right now I'm standing here completely oblivious to why these two idiots are having a full out muggle fighting sesh, I mean… they share the same dorm!
I suppose that's not really saying anything though seeing as Rose, Jaja and I aren't friends; Rose and I no where near it.
Back to the fight and I can see blood on both their faces and the teachers are miles off so I walk forwards, pushing harshly against the cheering crowd, stomping particularly hard on anyone's foot who found this to be a little too cheery.
I got to the edge of the crowd and saw James across from me, right on the other side. He didn't say anything, just stood there and shook his head at me. It was a small shake but it was decipherable. I felt my eyebrows draw together as I signaled for him to elaborate but he didn't, he just stood there watching his little brother getting beaten up. I reached for my wand but I saw James again out of the corner of my eye shaking his head, a little harsher this time.
Of course I ignored him though, why wouldn't I? I hate the idiot, I don't like Zac but I more than like Albus.
But what I hate even more than James is seeing people getting hurt; it's happened to me too many times but to see it happen to someone else when I can help stop it is even worse.
So I'm not just going to stand
I didn't shout 'protego' because I wasn't here for attention, I was here to help.
They flew apart easily, neither falling down on their arses like they should've.
The crowd quickly dispersed, guessing I was a teacher leaving only few left.
James had left too, along with my sister who I also saw. They all left, leaving just the idiots, Rose, their dorm mates, a few Ravenclaw boys and I.
I'm guessing the only reason the other Ravenclaws were here was because Rose was here; the same Rose who wasn't saying anything to Al, just staring, her disappointment glaring through the air.
After thirty painful seconds she left the area, walking swiftly back to the castle; the Ravenclaw boys following her every step.
I looked at the two other Gryffindor boys as they were both looking at me looking at Albus (did that make sense?) and signaled with my eyes that they should take care of Appleby even though they weren't friends. They went easily, hurling him off the floor and onto their shoulders easily, flinging each of his arms around their shoulders.
Now it was just me and him but I didn't want to get angry at him, there was no point. He had his family for that. I sighed and dumped my bag next to him, sitting on the grass beside him
"Don't shout." Was all he said.
"I won't." I promised, picking idly at the grass. "Why did you do it?"
"You wouldn't believe me." He told me with a humorless chuckle. I rolled my eyes and shook my head.
"I think I will. Believe it or not Albus but I do trust you more than him." I reminded him with a wry grin. A small smile of his own appeared on his face and slowly he nodded.
"I don't think you'll like it but… he was just talking about you." Albus admitted.
I was shocked, understandably, and I'm sure my face showed it because Albus chuckled again and started to elaborate (unlike his idiot brother). "I don't know what happened really. I was walking past with Louis, he was cross too," he reassured me, turning his body around to talk to me on the grass. I had ceased my grass-picking by this point and was looking directly at him. "And we over heard Appleby talking shit about you to the Ravenclaws. He was telling them about when you stayed in our room and just saying… shit. Of course Louis tried to hold me back but he was angry too and… it all just evolved from there. I'm sorry Brown; I know you probably wouldn't like someone getting in a fight for you."
God was he wrong.
I wasn't that upset; if someone was talking shit about me they should be sorted out, all I was upset about was the steady trickle of blood leaking out of Albus' nose. I didn't stop to think it was broken when I flung forwards and hugged him, pulling him close to me.
"Err…" Albus stuttered in confusion, putting his arms around me anyway.
"Thank you." I whispered into his ear. "No-one has ever done that for me before." I explained, squeezing him gently before letting go and pulling out my wand. Albus blinked out of his daze and smiled at me.
"You're really not mad?"
"Nope." I confirmed smiling when he let a breath of air out in relief. "But we do need to fix this nose." I reminded him, touching the tip of his nose lightly with my wand and muttering 'episkey'. I winced along with Albus when I heard the crack and left him to massage the pain away as I got out the closest thing to cotton wool balls in my bag – makeup wipes.
I don't even know why I carry these things around, I just do.
His newly fixed nose wrinkled when he saw them.
"What? We need to wipe away the blood and I
don't know how to transfigure things into cotton wool. Stop being a fuss pot." I grumbled, pulling one out and wiping his face gently until all the blood was gone. "Lovely." I said, the sarcasm evident, as I looked down at the red wipe. I threw it at his face and he caught it easily "There it's yours now." I teased with a smile. "Alrighty we should get back to the castle, its nearly dinner and you need to collect your detention… that is if the teachers have found out." I reminded him, hauling him off the floor and pushing him forward to the castle. He stopped me before I could take a step, taking my hand in his.
"Thanks Brown." He squeezed my hand lightly before letting go and gesturing for me to walk. We made it to the castle quickly and after Albus had thanked Merlin there wasn't a teacher there to tell him off, we went to dinner.
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