Chapter 9 : No Light
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“Lily, why are you looking at me like that?” Bera asked, shifting in her seat.
“Looking at you like what?” Lily inquired, lifting an eyebrow and tilting her head to the side.
“Like that!” Bera said. “Honestly..” she muttered.
“I don’t know,” Lily said with a shrug as she took a bite out of her toast. “I find it oddly strange that everything’s suddenly gone back to normal,” she said before sipping her tea. “It isn’t exactly...fitting.”
“It isn’t?” Bera asked.
“Not anymore,” she said. “I mean, James and Sirius rekindled what was left of their friendship and the Marauders just ditched us at the table to go on a quick walk on the grounds,” she pointed.
“It does seem kind of odd having everything back to normal, doesn’t it?” Bera asked, glancing over at the Slytherin table.
“Honestly, I’m sort of surprised Sirius left you here,” she said as she looked over the Daily Prophet. “You two have been glued at the hip these last few weeks.”
“Yeah,” Bera muttered, glancing down at her plate. “I guess we have.”
“But, it’s not in the puppy love way that you two were before,” she muttered, never taking her eyes off the newspaper that was placed on the table. “You two seem much more...serious.” There was a lingering silence between the two friends. “I keep seeing an advertisement in the Prophet about some exchange program and it actually sounds pretty interesting.”
Bera swallowed. “That’s a good thing, right?” She asked shakily. “I mean, serious relationships are good, aren’t they?
“Of course,” Lily said, looking up at her best friend. “Of course they are, but...I just miss the way you two used to be. You just seemed so...so...?”
“So...in love,” Lily finished. “I used to envy what you and Sirius had.”
“Yeah, but then he cheated on me,” she mumbled, stabbing her eggs with a fork.
“Whoa, calm down,” Lily said. “It’s not because of that...not at all, Bera.”
“Then what is it?” She asked, looking into Lily’s green eyes.
“I’m not sure, really,” she shrugged. “I can’t really put my finger on it.”
“Well, tell me when you find out,” Bera muttered.
“Bera, are you okay?” Lily asked. “You seem sort of down in the dumps this morning.”
“I’m just tired,” Bera muttered. “I didn’t get much sleep last night...”
“Really? What were you doing?”
“Studying,” Bera said, almost too quickly for Lily's liking.
“That’s just like you to stay up late studying,” she said with a nervous chuckle.
“Listen, I’ve got to head back to my dormitory to plan a few meetings before class starts, do you want to come with me?”
“I can’t,” Bera said. “Sirius is meeting me at the library in a few minutes.”
“Oh, come on, Bera,” Lily said. “It’ll be fifteen minutes, tops. Sirius will get over it.”
“No, he won’t!” Bera snapped. Lily gaped at Bera. “Sorry,” she muttered. “I guess I’m a bit cranky, you know? Seeing as I didn’t get much sleep...”
“Yeah,” Lily said, somehow not believing Bera. “Listen, you go meet Sirius, okay? I’ll catch up with you later,” she said as she stood up from the Gryffindor table and walked out of the Great Hall.
Bera bit her lip as she hesitantly stood up from the table and left the Great Hall, making her way up to the library as slowly as she could. She spotted her boyfriend leaning casually against the wall. “What took you so bloody long?” He snapped.
“I was having breakfast with Lily,” Bera murmured.
“Well, you were taking forever,” he hissed. “Now come on,” he hissed, grabbing her upper arm and pulling her into the library. “What is it that you need to do?”
“I just need to finish a bit of homework,” Bera murmured. “I should be able to finish right before class starts. I didn’t get to finish last night, because you made me...well, you know.”
“Well, hurry up then,” he said impatiently as he seated himself at one of the tables. “It was brilliant, by the way,” he said as he leaned back in his chair and placing both hands behind his head. Bera held her tongue as pulled out a chair and pulled out her parchments, ink, and quill. She quickly got to work, completely forgetting Sirius’ presence.
Ten minutes into her work Sirius stood up from the table before saying, “Time’s up.”
“But, Sirius, I haven’t finished my work,” Bera said quietly.
“You had your time at the library and I said that it’s time to go,” Sirius said in a hushed tone. “I’ve got some place to be,” he said, looking at his watch.
“Can’t I stay just a little longer? You can go, Sirius, just please let me finish my homework?” She asked innocently, with a litte pathetic smile. “I mean, it’s the least you could do after I--”
Sirius set a palm over her mouth, preventing her from finishing her sentence. “No,” Sirius answered firmly. “Pack up your bag and let’s go,” he snapped.
Bera hurriedly closed up her books and slid them into her bag, and Sirius grabbed her hand tightly and led her out of the library.
“You’re really annoying, you know that?” Sirius growled. “I can’t do anything with you on my back,” he mumbled underneath his breath.
“Then why not break up with me?” Bera asked quietly.
“Why? So you can run to Regulus?” He snapped.
“No,” Bera answered meekly. “So that I can stop hurting,” she said, snatching her hand away from his.
“Hurting? You’re not hurting,” Sirius stated, “you’re perfectly fine.”
“I’m not,” She said, backing away from him, biting her lip.
“Don’t walk away from me,” he demanded. Bera stopped walking away from Sirius and stood there obediently, nervous and scared. “Why don’t I break up with you?” He snapped. “Because I’m gonna get it from you one day, Zabini,” he said. “And until then I’m gonna get it from Stephanie Miller,” he stated.
“You’re sick,” Bera said, backing away. Bera rushed through the halls with her head down, avoiding eye contact with absolutely anyone and everyone. She rushed through the halls, hurrying for the girls lavatory. The only place she could cry.
She rushed inside of the abandoned bathroom, and collapsed on the floor dropping her books all over the floor. She sobbed and cried. The salty tears ran down her face.
“Bera?” She heard a soft voice from behind her ask.
“Go away,” Bera cried, her voice muffled. “Just stay away from me,” she sobbed.
“It’s me, Lily,” she said quietly. “I’ve noticed that you’ve been...different lately...” she said cautiously. Bera ignored her, and continued sobbing, sprawled on the floor. Lily gave her a pitying look, and picked up all of Bera’s books and placed them next to her in a neat pile.
Lily didn’t want to leave her in there alone, so she sat down next to the her best friend with her legs crossed. She tucked a strand of red hair behind her hair. “It’s Sirius, isn’t it?” She asked quietly. She noticed Bera’s head bob up and down in a ‘yes’ motion. “He’s been acting different, but he’s only pretending, isn’t he?” Lily asked quietly. Bera bobbed her head once again. “He’s been quite rude to me, actually,” Lily murmured.
Bera finally sat up from the floor and faced Lily. “He’s terrible, Lily,” Bera moaned, wiping her face free from the salty tears. “He’s cheating on me,” she whispered. “Constantly,” she added. “He’s trying to make me quit Quidditch,” she said, rubbing her eyes. “I’m not really that good anyways, Sirius said so himself...”
“Are you kidding me? You were the best Seeker I’ve ever seen!” Lily said. “Sirius is a lying wanker!” Lily said angrily. “I don’t see why you don’t leave him, despite the engagement.”
“He wouldn’t let that happen,” Bera said, shaking her head frantically.
“Why the hell not?” Lily asked. “He knows what he’s doing is wrong.”
“Lily, look!” Bera shouted, pulling down her collar to reveal a few nasty purple bruises. She was looking Lily directly in the eye for the first time that day.
Lily gasped at the bruising that was all over Bera’s right eye. “Oh, my Godric...” she whispered.
“Does it--hurt?” Lily asked her.
“Of course it bloody hurts,” Bera murmured. “I can’t talk to anyone except for Sirius or my brother. No James, Remus, or even Peter.” She groaned. “Not even Regulus...” she muttered.
“Bera, you have to tell someone--”
“It’s not going to change a thing, Lily,” Bera told her. “I’m still engaged to him, and nothing’s ever going to get in the way of that,” she sighed. “I love him.”
“How can you love someone who hurts you?”
“Lily, he’s the only person who’ll ever love me!” Bera told her frustratedly. “No one else would ever want me! Look at me, Lily!” She shouted. “I’m nothing special,” she said.
“He’s making you feel bad about yourself, Bera!” Lily told her. “He’s doing that so that you’ll always end up coming back to him, you have to end it now!”
“I can’t leave someone that I love,” Bera replied simply.
“What Sirius has for you is notlove,” Lily said.
“He forces me to do things,” Bera said suddenly.
“No, we haven’t had...done it...” Bera muttered. “He told me that if he couldn't get it from me, then he would get it from someone else...and so he has.” Tears were now streaming down her cheeks. “But...last night...I wasn’t up late studying. He-he made me--he made me--”
“Bera, this isn’t good,” Lily said, placing a finger to Bera’s lips. “I’m here for you, and don’t tell me that I’m not,” she said sternly. “From now on, I’ll be with you at all times.”
“What?” Bera asked.
“I’ll always be with you so that Sirius can’t get his mangy hands on you,” she said. “That’s a promise.”
“Bera,” Sirius said. “What are you doing with her?” He asked darkly, his eyes flickering to Lily.
“Walking to class,” Bera answered quietly with fear glinting in her eyes.
“With the company of me,” Lily said defiantly.
“A word, Bera?” Sirius asked, the threat so obvious in his tone.
“No, Bera’s got a class to get to, as do you, Sirius,” Lily said, standing between them. “Let’s make our way, shall we, Bera?” Lily said, pulling Bera along and sending Sirius a hard glare.
“Lily, he’s going to get me alone, somehow,” Bera muttered, biting her lip.
“He won’t,” Lily reassured her. “I’m telling James and the guys, as well. We’ll protect you, Bera, I promise,” she said softly.
“I hope so..” Bera muttered.
Bera was accompanied to and from every class she had by either Lily, James, Remus, or Peter. It was nerve-racking, but she would remember why they were doing it and would be grateful for them caring about her so much.
Lily accompanied her to lunch after Bera had History of Magic. They held up a light conversation as they entered the Great Hall. Lily glanced at the Gryffindor table and saw an angry Sirius. “Uh..Bera, maybe it’d be best if you sat with the Slytherins today,” Lily said.
“Sure, no problem,” Bera shrugged. She walked over to the Slytherin table and seated herself next to her twin brother.
Lily made her way to the Marauder’s and seated herself beside James. “Hello,” she said, smiling warmly.
“Hey, Lils,” James said, smiling warmly at her. He took her hand underneath the table and squeezed it gently.
“How has your day been going?” She asked the four boys. “Good? What about you Sirius?”
Sirius looked up at Lily with something similar to a glare. “Fine,” he answered shortly.
“You sound pretty down in the dumps,” Remus said with not a hint of concern in his voice.
“I haven’t seen my girlfriend all day,” he growled.
“We’ve seen you around her all day,” James said. “What do you mean?”
“I meant alone,” he muttered.
“Oh, that’s not gonna happen any time soon,” Lily said, shaking her head.
“Why wouldn’t I be able to see my own girlfriend alone?”
“We know, Sirius,” James said in a low tone. “We know what you've done to her.”
“Oh, and what exactly do I do?” He asked, raising an eyebrow.
“You hit her,” Remus interjected. “Quite often, from what I hear. But, that’s not all you do.”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about--I’d never lay a finger on Bera,” he said defensively.
“Maybe you two shouldn’t see each other, anymore,” James, looking Sirius in the eye.
“I think that you and Bera should break up. For good,” James stated.
“And why should we do that?” Sirius challenged.
“Because you’re no good for her,” James stated coldly. “You need to stay away from her.”
“Don’t tell me what I need to do,” Sirius snapped. “You’re just jealous.”
“Trust me, Sirius, jealousy is the last thing on my mind right now,” James snapped.
“You’re jealous--you’ve always been jealous of me and Bera’s relationship!”
“Your relationship with Bera has crumbled,” James stated calmly. “You’ve lied to her, you’ve cheated on her, and now you’re beating her and...making her do things.”
“You don’t know anything about our relationship!” Sirius growled, slamming his fists on the table.
“Sirius, you’re making a scene,” Lily said in a hushed voice. “We can finish this discussion in the Heads' common room.
The five Gryffindors stood up from the table and walked out of the Great Hall together, leaving Bera baffled and confused as she watched her friends leave.
“What’s that all about?” Andrew asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Nothing,” Bera murmured. “Nothing at all.”
“IT IS MY BLOODY RELATIONSHIP AND I WILL DO WHATEVER THE HELL I LIKE!” Sirius shouted in James’ face.
“No,” James said, trying to hold back his anger as he calmy wipped a few drops of Sirius' saliva from his cheek "You. don’t seem to understand,” he said.
“WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS THERE TO UNDERSTAND? WE’RE NOT BREAKING UP!”
James rubbed his temples as Sirius continued to shout at the top of his lungs. “DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO HER? YOU’RE HURTING HER!” He hissed in Sirius’ face. Sirius seemed to be caught off guard, because he was gaping at James as he continued to shout.
“YOU’RE BREAKING HER HEART, SIRIUS! THIS GIRL LOVES YOU SO BLOODY MUCH THAT SHE IS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO BE WITH YOU, EVEN IF IT RISKS HER HEALTH!” James shouted, shoving Sirius into the wall.
“James, stop!” Lily said, pulling him away from Sirius.
“No, Lily!” He shouted. “It’s about time that this bastard got what he bloody deserves!” He said, pointing a finger in Sirius’ direction. “DO YOU THINK YOU’RE SOME SORT OF MAN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A GIRL LIKE THAT?” James asked, as he continued shoving Sirius against the wall. “YOU DON’T DESERVE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HER! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE DAY WHEN BERA FINALLY REALISES THAT YOU ARE NOTHING!Nothing!” He shouted, finally walking away from the guy who used to be his best friend.
“And we were supposed to be brothers!” Sirius hissed. Looking at all three of the Marauders. Peter avoided making eye contact with him.
Remus just continued to pace around the room, trying to contain his anger. Lily simply sat in an armchair staring into the fire. James came over to Lily, kneeling before her. “Are you alright?” He asked softly. She simply nodded, never looking at him.
“Yeah, we were supposed to be brothers,” Sirius drawled again. “You know, James, ever since you’ve been buddy-buddy with that mudblood over there, you just haven’t been the same.”
Every head in the room snapped to Sirius. “I’m going to kill you,” Remus hissed, charging toward Sirius. He shoved Sirius into the wall with all of his force and began punching him in the face. “That was the last straw!” He hissed.
“Remus, get off of him,” James said, pulling Remus away from Sirius. Remus tried to get James to let go of him, but James was simply to strong.
“James let me go!”
“No, Moony,” James grunted as he pulled Remus further away from Sirius. They were on the opposite side of the room before Remus stopped struggling.
Lily had never seen James so angry in all of the years that they had attended Hogwarts. In fact, she had never really seen him angry at all until this school year, when Sirius started acting strange. Tears streamed down her cheeks as Siris’ words continued to ring in her ears.
She continued to observe James as he glared at the person who used to be his best friend. His face was red and his chest was moving up and down. “Get out,” he said, finally breaking the silence that had arisen as he pointed toward the exit. “Just get out.”
The Marauders and Lily watched as Sirius headed for the exit. He stopped right in front of the portrait hole before spitting blood on the carpet and glaring at everyone before storming out of the room.
James went over to Lily and kneeled before Lily again. Tears still continued to stream down her cheeks. She quickly embraced James tightly as she began to sob. James hugged her bag and rubbed her back in a soothing manner as he had done for Bera. “Moony, Wormtail, I need you to go get Bera, Regulus, Andrew, and Snape from the Great Hall and bring them back here. Now.” Remus and Peter nodded quickly and exited the Head’s common room in search of the two Slytherins. “Shh, it’ll be alright, Lily,” he said in a hushed voice.
“I hope there’s a good reason for why I’m here,” Severus muttered as he, Regulus, Andrew, and Bera awkwardly stood in the middle of the Head’s common room.
“Yes, and I want to know what happened,” Bera said as she observed the way James and Lily were seated on the couch. They were practically cuddling. Lily was leaning into Jame’s shoulder and James had both arms wrapped around Lily protectively. She looked around the common room as everyone stayed silent. “Well, is anybody going to give us answers?”
“Honestly, what is all of this going on with Sirius?” Andrew asked frustratedly. “I’d like to be informed in on what’s going on!”
“Yeah, why are we here?” Regulus asked, folding his arms. “And what happened with my brother?”
“He called Lily a mudblood,” James muttered as he hugged Lily too him as she continued to sob.
“He did?” Regulus asked a little too excitedly. Bera elbowed him in his stomach. “I mean, he did?” He asked in a much more shocked tone.
“What does this have to do with me?” Severus asked. “Why am I here?”
“I need a calming draught for Lily,” James said. “I have a feeling she’s going to be like this for a while. It’d be best if she just got a calming draught and went to sleep. But, if you’re not going to help, then just go.”
Severus pondered the idea before sighing loudly and rolling his eyes. “Fine. I think I have some down in my dormitory,” he muttered. “I’ll be back,” he muttered as he exited the Heads’ common room.
“What on earth do you mean he called Lily a mudblood? Sirius has done many things...but never that.”
“Except he did,” James sighed. “Remus beat the pulp out of him, though,” he said, glancing at Remus who was seated in an armchair in the far right corner of the Heads’ common room.
“I wish I could’ve been there,” Andrew muttered.
“Is that true, Remus?” Bera asked.
“Yes, Bera, it’s true,” Remus sighed. “But, he deserved it.”
“I still don’t understand why I’m here,” Andrew said.
“That’s what I was getting to, actually,” James said. “I suggest you take a seat, because by the time all of this is finish, you’ll be wanting to do much worse to Sirius than what Remus got away with.”
Bera’s eyes widened in fear. “James, no.”
“Bera, we need to tell them. I’m sure Snape will want to know, too.”
“No, James, you can’t,” Bera pleaded. “Please.”
“Don’t you think your bloody twin brother deserves to know what’s been happening to you, Bera?” James snapped. “I just--I can’t believe that you wouldn’t come to any of us for help! Don’t you think we would have stopped this the second it had started?”
“Don’t you think I wanted to talk to any of you!?” Bera shouted back. “Don’t you think that I just wanted to come clean with all of this, James?!” She hissed. Regulus and Andrew looked between the two in confusion.
“Bera, what is going on?” Regulus asked, placing a hand on her shoulder. Bera quickly shrugged it off as she tried to hold back the tears that were threatening to spill from her eyes.
“I guess I came back at the wrong time,” Severus muttered as he walked through the portrait hole.
“No,” Bera said, still glaring at James. “It’s fine. Go on, give Lily the Calming Draught.” Severus handed James the potion and quickly backed away to stand beside Andrew.
“Bera,” Regulus stated. “What is going on?”
“James, please don’t make Regulus hear this,” she pleaded. “Please, make him leave. I don’t want him to hear this. Please,” she said, finally letting the tears slip down her cheeks.
“The three of you might want to have a seat,” James said to Severus, Regulus, and Andrew as he stroked Lily’s hair.
The three Slytherings glanced at each other before looking for someplace to sit. Regulus found the armchair that Lily had been seated in not too long before. Severus seated himself on an ottoman, while Andrew seated himself on the floor. Bera stood in the same spot with her head hung and her fists balled as she continued to cry.
“Bera, tell them or I will,” James said.
“James, please, I’ll tell them,” Bera croaked. “Just please I don’t want Regulus to hear this.”
“Bera, I’m your best friend,” Regulus said softly. “You can tell me anything.” He wanted nothing more than to embrace her and tell her that everything would be alright, although he had no idea what she was about to reveal.
“You know what?” Bera said before pulling her sweater from over her head and dropping it to the floor. “Fine,” Bera snapped as she pulled at her green and silver tie. “You want to know so badly?” She hissed as she threw her tie to the ground and began to unbutton her shirt.
“Bera, please, I’m your brother, for Merlin’s sake,” Andrew said, turning his head away.
James didn’t even bother to look. He didn’t want to see what Bera was about to reveal. It sickened him to his stomach to even imagine what had been happening these last few weeks.
Regulus, on the other hand, was confused as to why Bera was so upset, yet felt the need to strip in the middle of the Heads’ common room. Nothing was making sense and he just wanted Bera to tell him what the problem was so that he could fix it.
When Bera had finished unbuttoning her shirt, she held it closed with only her hands. "Please, Regulus,” she whispered. “Don’t hate me.”
She let the long-sleeve linen shirt fall to the floor. Regulus watched as it fell, but looked back up at Bera. His eyes widened at the colorful bruises that covered her skin. He watched as his best friend felt ashamed of herself with her head hung.
“Dont...hate me,” she sobbed, burying her face in her hands.
Andrew looked at his sister in complete and utter shock as he observed the bruises the covered her body. He then furrowed his brow in confusion. He pulled up his own shirt to check for any sign of bruises, but there were none. He couldn’t even feel the hurt and pain that his sister was feeling at the moment. Something was wrong, terribly, terribly wrong.
“Did--did he do this to you?!” Severus shrieked, being the first to break the silence. He stood up and picked up Bera’s shirt from the floor. He took her arms and put them into the sleeves of the shirt, buttoning up for her. Bera sobbed harder and harder.
She finally gave in and collapsed in Severus’ arms. He held her tightly as she sobbed into his chest. Her sobs continued to get louder and louder. She pulled her head away from Severus’ chest to look at Regulus.
“Regulus,” she sobbed. “Why won’t you say anything? Please, say something.” She buried her face in Severus’ chest and continued to cry.
Regulus simply stared into the flames of the fireplace, not wanting to believe what he’d just seen. He couldn’t look at her; it would hurt too much. He didn’t even hear when she called his name, begging for him to say something. Anything. He simply stood up and walked out of the portrait hole without another word.
Bera watched as her best friend walked out of the Heads’ common room without saying a single word after seeing all of the bruises. She sobbed even harder and louder now that her best friend was gone.
“I should have known,” Andrew said to himself. “I should’ve known...”
“Are you happy now, Potter? Is this what you wanted?” Severus hissed.
“That’s not all,” James said as he stood up, resting a sleeping Lily on the couch. “Come here, Bera, he said, patting the empty space beside Lily. “Just try to calm down.”
James walked over to Severus and whispered something in his ear that no one could make out. “HE MADE HER WHAT!?”
“Yes,” James said, nodding his head. “Including last night.”
Severus pulled at his hair out of pure fury and frustration. “Where is that bastard now?” He hissed. “Where is he?”
James reached into his pocket and observed the Marauder’s map and he groaned loudly, dropping the map onto the floor and burying his face in his hands.
“Where is he?” Severus asked, picking up the map and letting his eyes scanning it. “This can not be happening right now! Is he that fucking daft!?”
“What?” Bera asked. “Where is he?” Remus quickly walked over to the two and picked up the map and he kept his emotion hidden, though Bera could see the anger and hatred building up in his eyes. “Remus, let me see,” she said as she sniffled and stood up to see the map.
“Bera, no,” he said, snatching it out of her reach. “No.”
“Remus,” Bera stated. “Give me the map.”
Remus still heard the quiver in her voice and saw tears building up in her eyes. “No.”
She took another step toward him. “Show me the map. Now,” she said with her hand held out. Remus gulped before gingerly placing the map in her hands.
Bera unfolded the map and read its contents. "Sirius Black with Stephanie Miller..IN THE SEVENTH YEAR BOYS’ DORMITORY?” Bera shouted.
“Bera,” Remus said calmly, “You chose to see that map on your own, remember?”
“UGHH!” She screamed at the top of her lungs before pulling her want from her kneesock and shoving her way through the three boys and rushing out of the portrait hole, looking left and right. She had lost control of herself and was breathing heavily as she gripped her wand tightly.
She then bolted through the corridors with the Gryffindor Tower being her main destination. She ran through the corridors and up so many flights of steps that she had lost count. But, she was too determined and too angry to be tired or exhausted, despite all of the crying she had just done.
She finally made it to the portrait of the fat lady. “Password?”
“Fucking Pheonix Feathers!” She hissed.
“Well, that wasn’t really all that neccesary,” the fat lady muttered, before opening.
Bera stomped into the common room before glaring at each and every Gryffindor. “Where is he?” She growled. “WHERE THE HELL IS HE?” She screamed, glaring at the Gryffindors.
“D-do you mean S-Sirius?” A second year boy squeaked.
“NOOOOO,” Bera drawled sarcastically. “GODRIC GRYFFINDOR! WHO ELSE!?” She hissed. “YES, SIRIUS!”
Just about everyone in the common room pointed in the direction of the boys’ dormitorys. Bera dashed for the stairs, still screaming. She tried turning the knob, but of course, it was locked. A simple Alohamora simply wouldn’t do the trick.
“BOMBARDIA MAXIMA!” She shouted at the door. A whole fraction of the wall had blown up, leaving a much larger entrance to the seventh year boys’ dormitory.
Her eyes scanned the room before spotting them on the bed, right in the middle of their little hobbies. “Bera? What the bloody hell are you doing in here?” Sirius asked, pushing Stephanie out of the bed, wrapped up in Sirius’ bed sheets.
Sirius quickly pulled on a pair of boxers. “Did I tell you that you could be in here right now?” He asked as he walked closer to her, not realizing how upset she was. “Can’t you see I’m busy?” He snapped.
Bera pointed her wand at Sirius’ neck, trying to figure out what spell or even curse to use on him. He quickly realized that he was in no position to be bossing her around and gulped. “Bera, did I tell you that you could do this? Bera, did I say you could do that?” She said in a mocking tone as she walked closer to Sirius, who slowly continued to back away. “Bera, did I say you could talk to James? Bera, did I tell you that you could study in the library?” She glared holes through him as she continued to speak. “I love you so much, Bera, but I gotta go shag Stephanie in a broom closet in fifteen minutes, see you later.”
“S-s-sorry,” Sirius croaked.
“OH!!” Bera said loudly. “YOU’RE SORRY, ARE YOU?” She shouted in his face. “SORRY?” She pressed her wand deeper into his throat. “YOU WEREN’T SORRY WHEN YOU CHEATED ON ME THE FIRST TIME! YOU WEREN’T SORRY WHEN YOU MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS NOTHING! AND YOU SURE AS HELL SORRY LAST NIGHT WHEN YOU FORCED ME TO--” Bera stopped talking and recomposed herself. “But, now you’re sorry,” she growled. “When I’ve got a wand pointed to your throat.”
“Bera, it doesn’t have to be like this,” he said quietly.
“Of course it doesn’t, Sirius,” she hissed. “You know, I’m fed up to the point where I just really want you to feel all the pain I’ve had to suffer through this year!”
“I swear to fucking Merlin if you say ‘sorry’, I will kill you,” she hissed. “Because you’re not!” She heard Shuffling from behind her. “Accio Wands!” Stephanie and Sirius’ wands flew into her right hand. “Where do you think you’re going? You didn’t think I forgot about you, did you, Stephanie?”
The blonde stood in the middle of the room with nothing covering her body but a simple bed sheet. “Listen--”
“Stupefy!” Bera said striking the girl straight in the chest, never taking her eyes off of Sirius.
“Bera, please, put your wand down,” Sirius said softly. “I love you, and you know that.”
Bera bit her lip, trying to hold back the tears. “You know, Sirius. I can only be manipulated so many times, before even ‘I love you’ starts to feel like a lie,” she said through clenched teeth, pressing her wand to his throat again. “We’re over, Sirius, for good this time.”
She then reached for the necklace and yanked the silver chain from around her neck she glanced at the ring for a second before tossing it at his feet.
Well. This was interesting to write! I would really, really, really, like reviews for this chapter.
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