Chapter 15 : Just...Wow
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“Aww, is poor little Alexa sad?” he asked mockingly.
“What is your problem?” He walked in a circle around me.
“Oh, nothing; except for the fact that I got a letter from Sirius explaining how he’s so depressed that his daughter won’t talk to him.”
“No, I don’t want to hear it. You’re making him drink and blame himself for everything. He could die. You could kill him!!”
I started to tear up. “No… I’d never do that!”
“You’ve already killed your mother! What would stop you from killing your father?!”
I was shocked. Why was Harry saying all this? I thought he wanted to get back to how it was when we were friends. I thought he would help me get through this.
“Why are you saying all of this?” I asked with tears streaming down my face.
“Well, I’m definitely not going to let my godfather die, so I figured I’d deal with the problem that is leading him to that.” He drew his wand and pointed it at me.
“I’d put that wand down if I were you, Potter!” I turned around and saw both Blaise and Draco standing there with their wands out. I ran to Blaise and he caught me up in his arms. I started to cry into his chest.
“Potter, did you hear me?” Draco asked again, threateningly.
“Yeah, I heard you Malfoy. That doesn’t mean I’m going to listen.” Harry fired a spell, but Dray blocked it. They started to duel.
I was still crying as Blaise picked me up and walked us over to safety, where we wouldn’t risk getting in the crossfire of the fight.
“Blaise…” I said through my sobs.
“I’m here, love. I’m here.” He sat us down in the grass and started to pull away, but my grasp got tighter.
“Don’t leave me.” He kissed my forehead.
“Never, but I have to go pull Draco away from the duel. He’ll end up getting hurt.” I nodded and let him get up and run over. I saw him fire a few spells, most likely protective ones, and pull Dray away. He was still screaming at Harry.
The two walked over and as soon as Dray saw me, all the anger dissipated and he crouched down to hug me. I clung to him and cried into his chest. He picked me up from the ground and then Blaise wrapped his arms around me as well.
“Come on,” Blaise whispered. “Let’s get you inside. It’s freezing out here.”
The boys had to help me all the way to the common room, and then they sat me on the couch. Draco said he’d go to the kitchens and get some food as Blaise sat beside me and cradled me in his arms. I continued to cry as he whispered soothing words and rubbed my back. I truly felt worthless. I was killing my dad. I was going to be an orphan.
“Rex, talk to me.” I tried to get words out, but with how much I was crying, I couldn’t speak. “Please baby.” I sat up and looked at him.
“How do you still love me?” I asked. He cupped my face in his hands and used his thumb to wipe away my tears.
“I will always love you. Nothing could change that.”
“My dad’s dying because of me. I’m killing him; just like how I killed my mum.” He brought me into a hug and laid his chin on the top of my head.
“No, Rex. You’re not killing anyone.”
“I didn’t write him. He’s upset and drinking. All I was trying to do was sort out my feelings, and in the process I’ve sentenced him to death!”
“Baby, it’s nothing like that. This can all be fixed.”
“I’m worthless. I’m completely worthless. I might as well jump off the Astronomy Tower. No one will miss me.” He pushed me away and grasped my upper arms.
“Alexa Roxanne Black,” he said in a serious tone. “Do not even say that. Don’t even think that. You are not worthless. You are the most intelligent, caring, beautiful person in the world. You are special and I absolutely love and cherish you.”
My eyes welled up with tears and I attacked him with another hug. He pulled me in a laying position on the couch and wrapped his arms around me.
“Sleep baby, you’ll feel better when you wake up. Then we can sort this all out.” He didn’t even have to say so.
I watched my angel sleep. Her chest was rising and falling and she looked so peaceful. How could she even think that she was worthless? I looked up as I heard the door to the common room open. Draco came in with a bag of food.
“She’s asleep.” I whispered. He nodded and sat on the floor next to the couch.
“I wonder what happened.” he said.
“She thinks she’s killing Sirius.” I replied.
“Why would she think that?”
“I have no idea. Potter probably said something to her.”
“He needs to pitch himself off the Astronomy Tower.”
“D, don’t even say that.” I said through gritted teeth.
“Why? He should.”
I sighed. “Rex said she should do the same after she said she was worthless.” His eyes widened.
“She didn’t!” I nodded.
“She also said no one would miss her.”
“We would! I honestly don’t know how I’d get through life without her! She’s my best friend!”
“I know; I wouldn’t manage either.”
For the next few days, the boys never let me out of their sight. When we had Astronomy at night on the tower, they kept even closer watch on me and never let me leave their sight. It was like they were making sure I wasn’t going to jump off.
I wrote a letter to my dad saying that I was sorry for all the grief I put him through. I told him I was trying to sort out my feelings and that Mum came to me in a dream telling me to give him another chance. I also said I would like to come home for Christmas and spend some time with him. I hadn’t received a reply yet, though.
I was sitting in the Common Room by myself (which is a big shock considering I haven’t been left alone in days) doing my Transfiguration essay when I heard crackling in the fireplace. Curious, I walked over and saw my dad’s face.
“Hi Dad.” I said. He looked at me and smiled.
“Hello sweetie. How are you?”
“I’m okay. This is the first time I’ve been left alone in ages since Draco and Blaise decided they weren’t going to leave my sight after Harry tried to attack me.”
He looked startled. “Why would Harry try to attack you?”
“Well he found out that you’ve been upset lately and blamed me for it. I’m so sorry Daddy.”
“Princess, what do you have to be sorry for?”
“I made you upset.” I looked down in shame. “I didn’t respond to any of your letters and I’m just a horrible person and daughter.” He smiled weakly at me.
“Hold on for a second. I’d step back if I were you.”
My dad’s face disappeared and the next thing I knew, he was standing right in front of me.
“Are you allowed to do that; floo into my common room?” I asked.
“Maybe, maybe not; I’m a Marauder after all. I haven’t been caught yet.”
I giggled. “I must take after you then.” He smiled and opened his arms. I leaned into him and hugged him tight.
“If anyone should be sorry, it’s me Rex. I know it’s going to take a while for you to forgive me for all the hell I put you through.”
Just then, Blaise came walking from his dormitory. He instantly walked over with a worried expression on his face. I rolled my eyes and broke away from my dad.
“Hello, Mr. Black.” Blaise said with a slight edge to his voice. I elbowed him in the ribs.
“Dad, this is my boyfriend Blaise.” The men shook hands and I could tell Blaise was trying hard to not break his polite demeanor.
“Blaise,” Dad stated. “I want to thank you for looking after Rex and loving her when I fell short of doing that.”
“It really wasn’t for your benefit.” Blaise replied.
“I know, but I still want to thank you. Well, I must go now before any of us get into trouble. Rex, remember I’m an owl or a floo away. I love you.”
“Yeah, bye Dad.” He stepped into the fireplace and disappeared.
Blaise wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed the top of my head. “Wow…that was….”
“I know.” I said.
A/N: And that’s the end of Chapter 15! What did you think? Was it what you expected? What are your thoughts on Harry and Sirius? Pretty please review!!
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