Amazing chapter image by Levana@TDA
I look around me but there is only darkness. I have chains around my ankles and wrist that are attaching me to something. I am not alone.
“Who are you?” I ask the stranger. They don’t respond, but I hear their footsteps thumping around me.
I hear the footsteps seize, and my heartbeat quickens. Somehow I can feel his smile, but not from love no it was because I gave him a reaction.
“How could you forget me, love?” I can hear the playful tone in his voice, I know that voice. He is right how could I forget him. It’s hard to forget the man who killed your parents. So I did what every girl would in my situation, I went along with it.
“I don’t know, it’s not every day that I get the pleasure of seeing the man that I hate with every fiber of my being.” I told him in a sickingly-sweet voice. I added a smile.
“Ah just as feisty as usual, but I know something that will make you crack.” He stepped away and in front of me stood my brother. He was covered in blood and shackled to the wall like a painting. He was hunched over and looked like death. When he finally looked up he looked into my eyes, and sent me his final message.
“Athena, my lovely sister, you must promise me that you will get out of here. Even if I don’t make it you must save yourself. Don’t try and argue, we both know that I will not be able to make it out alive. You will run and hide, go to Uncle Draco and tell him what happened. The only thing left for me to say is that I love you with all my heart and even when I’m gone I will still be with you.” With that he leaned against the wall and slowly fluttered his eyes closed.
“No, no Apollo please, please wake up! Apollo quit fooling around with me, wake up! Wake up!” I struggled against my chains and pulled with all of my strength, but it was no use. I stopped when I heard laughing, I looked to where it was coming from and it was him, that devil was laughing when my brother just died.
My loving brother just died.
My brother is dead.
“Athena, love what happened? Are you hurt? Did you have a bad dream?” My best friend, Dom, asked me. I whimpered when she looked at me with her caring eyes. Apollo always gave me that look.
“Scorpious. I need to see Scorpious.” I finally managed to choke out. She looked at me with her kind eyes again then slowly nodded. I know it hurts her to see me like this and wants to help but he knows what’s going on right now.
I wrapped my arms around me and walked out of the dorm and down the steps. The common room was empty seeing as it was the dead of night. I sighed and walked up the steps and stopped in front of the sixth year boys’ door. I slowly pushed open the door careful not to make it squeak and squeezed through the space.
Walking through the untidy space I looked at the sleeping face of my cousin. He looked so cute when he sleeps, like a little angel. It’s kind of a shame that he has to wake up.
“Scorpious” I whispered in his ear while I poked his shoulder.
I tried again. And again. And again. Ugh bloody cousin why won’t he wake up!
“Having troubles?” I jumped and almost fell on Scorp.
Albus slowly sat up and looked at me strange. Then again I was in his room in the middle of the night jabbing Scorpious with my finger and whispering in his ear.
“Um, Athena, love I don’t mean to sound rude but why are you here?” He asked me with an amused look on his face.
I slowly stepped over to his bed and sat down on the edge. He pulled the covers open and patted the area next to him. I smiled and lay down next to him.
“Now that you’re settled tell me what happened that made you go to Scorpious before me.” He said in a soft voice as he tucked a stray curl behind my ear and lifted my chin up so I was looking into his eyes. Other than Scorpious, Uncle Draco, and Aunt Astoria, Albus is the only one who knows the truth about my family.
“I saw it again. Him dying. I just feel like it’s my fault because I-“
“Athena Jane Prince don’t you dare say that it is your fault! You know that is not the truth, you didn’t do anything to hurt your brother. It is all Ya-“
“Albus, don’t say the name. Please, don’t say the name.”
He stopped his ranting to look at me. My long strawberry blonde hair was a curly mess (as usual), my hands were shaking, and my eyes were scared and full of tears, basically I looked like a hot mess. He slowly lifted his hand up to brush away a tear that had fallen. His hand stayed cupped on my cheek.
“I’m sorry. I just hate when you blame yourself for everything bad that happens when none of it is. But Athena if there is one thing that I want you to know is that you are an amazing person. You would never hurt a single person even if they hurt you. You truly are the nicest, funniest, and greatest person I know.” He ended with a smile. I smiled back and laid my hands on his chest.
I have no idea why Albus is always there for me. He is always there when I need to cry or laugh or I just needed to feel like I wasn’t alone. I know that I have Scorpious but when I’m with Albus I feel safe, like I was meant to be with him. He’s my best friend.
“Thank you Albus you always know just what to say to make me feel better.” I smiled and started to climb out of the bed. But stopped when he grabbed my hand. I turned back around to face him.
“You can stay, so the nightmare doesn’t come back.” He whispered softly, I looked into his eyes and saw the sad look, but not one of sympathy. His emerald orbs shone against his tanned face and messy black hair. Now I finally realize why all the girls swoon when he just looks their way. But I’m hoping that this is the look that he saves for me.
I smile and climb back under the covers, back into his warm embrace. With his arms wrapped around me like a cocoon and my head buried in the crook of his neck. I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever felt this safe.
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