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The Life of a Young Black by DracoGal
Chapter 12 : Apologies
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A/N: OMG! I’m so sorry I haven’t updated! I’ve been busy, and my mom kind of reprimanded me for writing all the time instead of college searching, so to placate her I haven’t been writing as much. Enjoy the chapter!!!

I took only a few steps into the Great Hall when I saw Draco and Blaise sitting there eating. I didn’t really want to face them after running off like I did, so I turned away from the door and began walking back through the Entrance Hall. I felt someone touch my arm and I rolled my eyes.

“Not now, Blaise.”

“I’m not Blaise.” I turned and was taken aback since I was looking into a pair of emerald eyes.

“Harry?” He smiled sheepishly.

“Yeah, I…” he sighed and rubbed the back of his neck. 

“Are you apologizing now?! First Dad, now you? Do you two really expect me to forgive you that easily; even after all the crap you put me through for the past four years?!” I yelled. My eyes were brimming with tears, but I refused to let them fall. I wouldn’t look weak in front of Harry.

He sighed. “Rex, I know more than anybody that you’re not going to forgive me easily. But could we at least try? Could I try to prove to you that I’m sorry and try to earn your trust back?”

I bit my lip, the tears becoming harder to keep in. I felt one drip down my cheek and turned my head to wipe it away. Harry stepped in front of me and lifted my head.

“You don’t have to be strong anymore, Rex.” he whispered. I looked into his eyes, searching for some sort of truth and confirmation that he was being serious.

Before I could say anything, I heard a sneer of “Potter!” I rolled my eyes and looked to see Draco and Blaise coming toward us. Blaise immediately saw something was wrong.

“What the hell did you do her, Potter?” he sneered.

“I didn’t do a damn thing, Zabini!” Harry exclaimed.

“Rex, why were you crying?” Draco asked. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I was already overwhelmed, and I didn’t know how much more I could handle.

“Back off, Blaise.” I said in a tired voice. He looked searchingly at me and then nodded. “And Draco, I was crying because I’m going through something really confusing that neither you nor Blaise could possibly understand.”

“Well then help us to.” I shook my head and started to walk away. Again, Harry grabbed my arm and turned me to face him.

“Let’s go for a walk to the lake. We should probably talk.” I nodded and went to go with him, but Blaise held his arm out in front of me.

“She’s not going anywhere with you, Potter.” I scoffed.

“And who says I can’t?! I may be with you, but you don’t own me, Blaise Zabini!” I exclaimed. I pushed past him and went outside with Harry following.

“So I take it you are dating Zabini?” Harry asked as I took a seat on the grass.

“Yeah, since yesterday.” He nodded and sat down next to me. “Why Harry?”

He sighed. “I miss you.”

“Does this have anything to do with my dad apologizing?”

“Yes and no. Yes because he told me he wanted me to; no because I really do miss you and I really am sorry. I was young, and didn’t know any better. I was just following Sirius’s lead because I looked up to him.”

“We used to be best friends.” He chuckled.

“Yeah, I know. I hope we can get back to that.”

“It’ll take a really long time.”

He sighed. “Yeah, I know.”

After Harry and I were done talking, I headed back to my common room. Nobody was in there so I just plopped myself on the couch in front of the fire. It felt so comforting and peaceful. I then I felt someone sit down next to me and wrap their arm around my shoulder.

“I’m sorry.” I sighed as Blaise kissed my forehead.

“It seemed like you didn’t trust me.”

“I trust you, just not Potter.”

“We were just talking. Besides, I can take care of myself.”

“I know you can, but as your boyfriend it is my job to protect you.”

I sighed and leaned my head on his shoulder. “I don’t know what to do, Blaise.” He squeezed my shoulder.

“Do what your heart tells you to do.”

“I’m so confused! I have mixed feelings about everything!” He kissed my forehead again.

“Just relax and don’t dwell on it. The answer will come to you.” I laid my head down on his lap and he ran his fingers through my hair. My eyes closed and I soon fell asleep.


I woke up with a twinge in my neck. Sleeping on the couch was probably not the best idea. I sat up and noticed Blaise was still with me, asleep. I smiled and kissed him quickly on the lips. He stirred and then slowly opened his eyes. He gave me a tired smile. He looked so cute.

“Morning, love.” he said groggily. I smiled and kissed him again. “Mmm, that’s a great way to wake up. You should do it more often.”

I laughed and got up off the couch. “It’s Sunday. What do you want to do?” I asked. Blaise stood up and stretched.

“We can do just about anything,”

“How about studying?” He cringed and backed away from me slightly. I laughed.

“I’m kidding, sweetie. Come on, let’s go get breakfast. I’m starved. I didn’t eat dinner last night.” He agreed and we walked out hand in hand.

Draco was already in the Great Hall when we got there. When we sat down, he smirked. “I saw you guys asleep on the couch. What were you up to last night?” I rolled my eyes.

“We were just talking. Merlin Dray, get your head out of the gutter.”

“What were you talking about?” I ignored his question and scooped some food on my plate. “Oh.” he said. “Have you figured out what you’re going to do?”  I shook my head and we ate in silence.

A/N: So, what do you think? Love it/hate it? What about Harry? What do you think Rex should do? Please review!!

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