Curiosity got the best of me as I watched my friends' slightly shocked expressions grow concerned, before everyone seemed to look pretty pissed off as they turned to face each other. I wanted to know what they were saying.
I stopped a passing second year.
"Hey, sorry, but can you drop this by the couch where those angry people are?" I asked, holding out an extendable ear and pointing to my friends.
The kid frowned at me. "I dunno. I don't wanna get in the middle of anyth-"
"Have you got a big brother or sister?" I cut him off. He grimaced. "I'll take that as a yes. That's my big brother," I told him, pointing at Scorpious.
"Fair enough," he replied immediately.
I grinned and thanked him. He dropped the extendable ear right near them without anyone noticing.
I grinned again and held the other end to my ear.
"You must've done something, Lou," Al said.
"Yeah, I argued with Dan! Like always! I don't know why she's stressing!" he replied.
"Maybe you ought to think about the fact that she might be going through other stuff!" Scorpious shouted, sounding furious.
"Oh, believe me, I have. Because I don't understand why if she's hiding something, she can't tell me. I'm supposed to be one of her best friends!"
"That doesn't mean she has to tell you everything!" Dom said hotly.
"So she is keeping secrets from me then?"
"No, that's not what I mean-" she backtracked.
"She is though. Do you know these secrets?"
"Everyone has secrets, Lou-" Al started calmly.
"You all know whatever the hell's going on here don't you?! That's what she meant when she said she can't trust me with anything! What a load of bullshit!"
"Can you blame her?"
"You can shut up," Louis snapped at Dan.
Danny laughed harshly. "You're one big fuck up, you know. It just goes in through one ear and out the other, doesn't it? She's mad at you because of what you did before. Granted, talking about her parents probably didn't help-"
"Dan!" Scorp warned.
"You mean 'cause you were having a go at me?" Louis retorted, ignoring Dan's comment about parents.
"Don't victamise yourself so much. You were shouting at me too."
"Typical," Louis muttered angrily. "I'm sick of you getting on your high horse because she likes you more."
"This isn't some kind of competition. If you hate Dan so much, you at least need to think of how that effects Dom and Emmy," Scorp said angrily.
"Why? I obviously don't mean enough to Emmy for her to be on my side for once."
It felt like I'd been stabbed. Tears pooled in my eyes. I blinked them away rapidly, wiping at my green eyes just in case.
"Don't start about her!" Scorpious shouted angrily. "You don't know what she's been through and you don't know what she's been through for you! So don't start getting mad at her when you have no right!"
"You would take her side!"
"Of course I would! For one thing, you're overreacting. For another thing, she's my little sister!"
"You just jump to her defence no matter what!"
"It's my job too!"
"You're not her mother!"
Hey, to be fair, he might as well be.
"I'm her protector!" Scorp retorted.
"She's sixteen, Scorp!"
"She still needs me!"
"She needs you to go along with whatever she says and does?" Louis challenged.
"No. She needs me to be there for her. Because this is the kind of friend she has to put with," Scorpious said coldly.
"Well maybe I would be sympathetic if I knew what was going on," Louis said in the same icy voice.
"She doesn't need to tell you."
"So I guess it's just some made up drama for funsies then? Just to see what kind of destruction can go on around that?"
"You don't know what she's been through," Scorpious repeated.
"You don't know what I've been through. Apparently everyone else's drama is more important. I have some serious shit going on, okay?"
Ooooohhh... That wasn't a clever thing to say. Scorpious just has this idea in his head that I'm like the most fragile, precious piece of glass in the world and that I'm ready to shatter at any moment. He thinks he has to protect me from everything. And he thinks that everything I've had to put up with makes me weaker.
But it doesn't.
I was ready for Maisy when Alice told me she was pregnant because me and Scorp had looked after each other all our lives.
I was ready for her to go into labour because I'd made it a priority that I learnt how to treat pain because my father had often inflicted it.
I'm ready everytime someone gets drunk, because I've seen it before. I've done it before.
And okay, seeing your best friend/sister cry and shake and lock herself in her room for a month is devastating. Seeing her scream and cry and panic makes your stomach turn. Seeing your friends falling over and laughing until suddenly they're crying and telling you all these feelings - these painful, lonely, bad feelings that they can't tell you about when they're sober - that make you feel awful is a little bit heartbreaking, but it can make you stronger.
Even from where I was in the corner, I could see Scorpious face grow red and knew an explosion was coming.
"SO DOES SHE! AND SHE NEVER TOLD ME ANYTHING ABOUT YOURS, OR DANNY'S FOR THAT MATTER, OR WHATEVER MAY OR MAY NOT BE GOING ON WITH DOM BECAUSE SHE PROTECTED YOUR SECRETS!" he shouted, his voice raised way beyond how loud they had previously gotten. The rest of the common room went silent. "She's been protecting all of us all her life, and you think you'd be able to give something back. I'm sorry about your personal problems, but I can say with confidence that they're slightly better that ours. I'm guessing Al's the only one here who knows both, so he can be the judge of that. But leave my sister alone or you'll regret it," he said in a low, dangerous voice.
I winced. I hate it when people say stuff like that. But I know Scorpious wouldn't touch him. For me and Al and Dom. There's no way he would actually hurt him.
"I don't need to deal with this shit right now!" Louis cried
"Neither does she," Scorpious retorted in that same low voice.
I crossed the room shakily because the whole common room was staring at them.
Scorp and Lou were squaring up to each other menacingly, Dan stood next to Scorp looking livid, Dom and Al looking worried and ready to stop a possible fight.
"Leave it you guys," I muttered angrily. "You don't need to get so worked up. Lou, I'm sorry for overreacting. I had a lot of shit on my plate, okay? Night guys. Love you."
I walked away quietly but quickly, and up to the girl's dorm, wiping fiercely at my eyes.
My dormates Lisa Doogevol, a bubbly, pretty, funny girl with sandy blonde hair, a round face and pretty hazel eyes and Poppy Hook, her sarcastic, feisty, hilarious, beautiful best friend with chocolate brown eyes, matching eyes and pale skin, were both asleep already.
I sighed and slipped into the bathroom, showering and dressing in my PJs before jumping into bed and curling up in a ball. I grabbed my teddy, Scorpo, a rather large, soft, brown bear and hugged him tightly.
I fell asleep sobbing into his squishy shoulder, wishing a real person was here to comfort me.
A voice that was coming from somewhere behind my bed.
The voice belonged to Scorpious. He was lying down behind me.
He must've come in through the wardrobe.
I kept my eyes shut and my breathing steady as he continued to murmur to me, oblivious to the fact that I was awake.
"I really wish I didn't lose my temper so much. It makes me mad that I have a temper. I'm worried I might've gotten it from Dad. But Mum could be feisty when she wanted to be. Not you level feisty, but you didn't want to mess with her," Scorpious reminesced quietly, letting out a soft chuckle. "I saw you wiping your eyes and it just felt like a punch in the stomach. I shouldn't have gotten so mad. I just kept thinking about the thestrals and Father and Mother... It's no excuse. I know it isn't. We're a team, me and you. Best friends. Brother and sister. Family. Everything. I can't make you cry. It just isn't fair. And I know that you'd point out that I was trying to stick up for you, but I shouldn't have gotten so mad. I wouldn't have gotten that mad if we hadn't have been talking about our parents before. I'm gonna blow our cover if I'm not careful, and I just can't. I can't lose you. I can't lose what we have. The way that we're safe with each other no matter what. I love you so, so much."
His voice was catching by the end.
So I did what he would do to me.
I moved my hand slowly backwards to where Scorp's was resting on my hip and took his hand into mine, pulling it forward and squeezing it softly.
He kissed he back of my head and squeezed my hand back.
A/N: Okay, so I think this is the shortest chapter I've written yet, and that is because I was okay with the beginning of chapter seven but the rest was terrible, so I had to change it, and I wasn't too sure about chapter eight OR nine either, so I decided that rather than just posting a load of crap so I can post the more exciting parts quicker, I should at least attempt to make it better. I'm still not sure about this though, so let me know what you think if you've got the time PLEASE!!!
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