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What’s wrong with life?
Is it Hate on Albus Day because it sure feels like it.
1. Scorpious slapped me (daily occurrence)
2. James gave me a private lesson (5 hours of nonstop torture)
3. Keith keeps rubbing Athena in my face (I have the sudden urge to slit his throat)
Honestly I know she’s still slightly mad at me for what I said to her yesterday, but she doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey with him right in front of me. Really? Is feeding each other really necessary? And sitting in the same chair together? And holding hands while walking to class together? But the worst is when they have that thing where they have to be the last person to say goodbye. I mean seriously? Do you have to be that annoying? What I really want to know is why him? He’s the number 2 guy on my hate list, sorry number 1 was already taken by a special someone, and she KNOWS IT! His attitude, personality, way he talks, looks, acts toward girls, and everything about him sets me on edge, like he was born to ruin my life. And love life
More like lack of
Shut up brain!
I just need to find a way to break them up…
Without getting sent to Azkaban
Or Headmistress McGonagall
Not sure which is worse
Decapitation, nope that’s murder
Rumor, no Athena knows when I’m lying
Jealousy, which would work if I could find a victim
I don’t really see girls lining up to tap this so that’s out
Maybe I should just tell her, put it all on the line, and let her know how I feel
Wow what a poof
You know you just called yourself a poof
No I called you a poof
Yes and you are a part of me therefore a poof
Coming from the lunatic talking to himself
Feeling the love, brain, feeling the love
Nothing? Eh I’m better off without you anyways
Okay so the story time is a no go
Maybe I should just do nothing. Sit back and let her find out what a bad person he is, then when she needs a shoulder to cry on I’ll be there. Sounds like a plan. Now that we have that figured out I have one more dilemma to fix.
“I fancy your cousin.” Merlin how many times will this happen to me?
“Oh good lord not this again. Is it Molly, Lucy, Dom, Rose, Roxy, Victorie or you might be gay so is it Freddie, Hu-“
“Dude I’m not gay! And it’s Dom.”
“Merlin bout time man! If you’re scared just go for it she loves you too. If you’re asking for my permission you can have it. And if you break her heart or get her pregnant you are a dead man. Now leave my presence, peasant.” Michael looked slightly weirded out but also relieved so that went well. Glad I answered all of his questions and I think that is a new record, yup took about 57 seconds so that was a good job on my part. I deserve a round of applause.
Wow I didn’t mean it.
Oh that’s just Athena
In my room
And I don’t have a shirt on
This isn’t going to end well
Oh crap he’s got a six pack
Back on Earth, Athena
Where Al’s abs are
Okay deep breaths
PUPPIES IN A BLENDER PUPPIES IN A BLENDER PUPPIES IN A BLENDER
“Not to be rude or anything but why are you here?” He asks still minus a shirt.
“Well I just realized that we haven’t had much Althena time lately.” Says me while still trying to concentrate on anything but his muscles in the abdominal area.
“You’re right we haven’t! Hold on I’ll be ready in a sec. I know just what we should do.” He throws his shirt (darn) and shoes on and runs past grabbing my hand on the way out the door. We run down the steps, through the common room (almost tripping over three games of chess), up some steps, down some steps, through a passageway, and to a door I had never seen before.
“Okay you Athena Jane Prince are about to witness something only yours truly has seen before. Are you ready,” Head nod from me, “Okay close your eyes.” I feel his hands on my hips guiding me forward, seeing as he knows I won’t look. We stop walking but his hands stay firmly where they are. His chest presses up against my back and it sends chills up my spine. He chuckled, feeling me shiver.
“Open.” His hot breath hits my ear and my eyes slowly open to see something I was not expecting.
“How did yo-“
“Magic, remember.” He smirks and lets go of my waist to let me wander around. He had created our garden. His house has woods and when we were younger we would go exploring and when we were seven we found a garden with beautiful flowers and a small pond. No one else knows about it, not even Scorpious, because the huge trees hide it from view. Each year we would go there and just talk to each other about anything and everything. He must have remembered we didn’t go this summer. A small smile slides on my face as I look around remembering all of the fun times we had. I turn to face Albus who is looking at me with amusement.
“You like?” He smiles back at me while I turn back and admire the scenery.
“Love, it’s beautiful.” His arms encircle my waist and he leans his chin on my shoulder. I place my hands on his and mold myself into him. We really do fit perfectly together.
“Not as beautiful as the girl looking at it.” My face flushes as I turn my head to look at him. He looks at me the same time I do and we both sense how close our faces are, but neither of us seem to care. We stare into each other’s eyes just because we can. I don’t know how long stood there just staring at each other but it felt like hours.
“Do you know why I like this place so much?” I shake my head and he continues.
“It’s not because it’s were we would share our secrets or even because I would get to talk to you for hours with just us. Don’t get me wrong, I loved us spending time together but the one thing that makes me remember this place isn’t any of that.” He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath before continuing.
“It’s where we had our first kiss.” My face must show how shocked I was because he took the words right out of my mouth.
“How did I remember? Well it’s hard to forget kissing you and I think it also made us closer than most best friends because of it.”
“What do you mean it was hard to forget kissing me?”
“Damn I was hoping you would look over that. Let’s just say you are a good kisser and be done with it.” I smile and kiss his cheek. He groans.
“You know you love it.” He hugs me tighter and kisses right below my ear.
“I know you love it.” Albus whispers in my ear and I have the need to kiss him. But I have to stick to the plan and wait till I break up with Keith. No matter how hard it is I will not kiss him. At least not today I won’t. He traces my face with his nose, teasing me, trying to get me to crack. Or maybe he just has different ways of flirting, like how he flirts with me but it’s just playful like we wouldn’t act on it.
But you have already kissed him once before why not do it again
Because, brain, neither of us had kissed someone and we wanted our first kiss to be with someone who actually cares about us.
Keep telling yourself that
I really need to stop talking to my brain it’s getting kind of weird. Maybe I should name it something so that I can say that I wasn’t having a conversation with myself. It has to be a cool name though; I’m going to have to sleep on it.
Okay back to business.
His forehead is now on mine and he looks like he wants to tell me something. Oh sweet Merlin he is having a mental conversation! I can see it like he is debating whether or not to ask me a question.
“Athena?” And he is going to ask anyway.
“Why are you dating Keith? And be honest this time.” I wait a minute to tell him so that it doesn’t seem like I’m lying to him.
“He asked me and I wanted to say no but I decided to give him a chance because he might actually like me Albus. That’s the truth.”
“I wish you weren’t dating him, Athena.” He says after a while of just standing there.
“Dating Keith or dating in general?” He smiles shyly and looks me dead in the eyes.
“Both.” After realizing what he said he lets go of me and starts pacing. I like to call it the Potter Pace because it consists of walking back and forth, huffing, ripping your hair out, and muttering to yourself. And yes all the Potters do it.
“Al stop pacing fo-“He stops and looks at me with a dazed expression.
“Athena you don’t understand. Every time you are with him I want to punch him in the gut and yell at him because he rubbing in my face the fact that I can’t have you and I don’t want to deal with it anymore. I just can’t do it! We have moments like that and then not even a day later you are snogging him RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! Yet you don’t understand what you do to me! Do you notice how I am always there for you, how I comfort you when he’s not there, how I know everything about you but I don’t care about your flaws because they are what makes you perfect! Where would you be without me in your life, Athena? Would you be the same girl you are today? Because I sure as hell wouldn’t be the same guy that I am right now without you. I would probably be some arrogant prick who would soak up the limelight every chance he got. And you know what? I would give all of my money, fame, knowledge, and heart just to see your face for a day if I had to because you mean everything to me! And then you go and start dating the one guy I HATE? That defiantly shows how much you care about me. It hurts, Athena. Watching the two of you together, knowing that you are anything but mine. Hell watching you with anyone other than me makes my heartache. Because no matter who you love none of them will love you the way that I do. But you go have your fun, kiss everyone you want to, fall in love a hundred times, and remember me. Because I’m the only one who has been there and will always be there for you. You and only you, Athena. No matter how hard you try to fight it saying that we are only best friends or we think of each other like siblings, fate will find a way to make us be together. But as long as I get you in the end, I can deal with this part. Because then I know that it was worth all the pain and heartache. Because I will be that one guy that gets your heart and nothing else will matter because I have you and that is all I could ever need. Athena Jane Prince I’m always going to be there for you but tell me right now whether or not I will ever get a chance to be with you, and be honest.” I stand there in shock trying to absorb everything he just said. I feel the tears dripping down my face and he takes it the wrong way. He sighs and sits down on the ground. Al runs his hand through his hair and gives me a weak smile.
“I’m sorry, you have a boyfriend who you obviously fancy so it’s pretty clear that I have no chance with you. Thanks for clearing that up. I appreciate it. Now I would really like it if you could leave me with my thoughts be-“
“Is this weekend Hogsmead weekend?” He looks at me like I’ve gone completely bonkers.
“Oh no reason. I was just wondering. Speaking of wondering I think Rose and Scorpious are probably looking for us by now and I think we should go don’t you agree?”
“I just poured my heart out to you and you dumped it in the sewer.”
“Albus, I did not just dump your heart in the sewer. I politely declined your liquidy heart so you can give it to me a different day.”
“Did you just call my heart liquidy?”
“Yes, yes I did. And I love how you totally ignored what I said after that. Anywhooo are you coming or not? And you better say yes because I am not leaving without you. Don’t make me drag you there.”
“I’m coming I’m coming. Calm yourself.” He slowly gets up and because he is taking so long I grab his hand start dragging him to the Great Hall. Normally he drags me places but he’s done a lot today. Oh there Rose and Scorp are. Awwwwwwwwww they are so darn cute with his arm around her and their shy smiles. And Michael and Dom are adorable too. He keeps trying to steal her food and she keeps trying to slap him. And oh no. Keith is sitting with us, crap Albus is going to freak. As if on cue Al’s hand stiffens in mine, and he tries to drop it. But I squeeze his hand and keep dragging him over to the table.
“Hello all! How has your day been? Cause mine’s been mag-bloody-nificent. Thank you for asking I thoroughly appreciate it. Al sit your fat arse down and stop glaring, it’s rude.” I let go of his hand and go sit next to Keith.
“We are going through with the plan tomorrow at dinner.” I whisper in his ear and kiss his cheek as I sit down. Keith winks at me and I look up to see Albus glaring at his food.
“As you wish, love.” The rest of dinner Rose and Scorp flirted, Dom slapped Michael twelve times, Jake kept stealing glances at Alice (They came in after Al and I) and Albus glared at his food/Keith/everything. I just wish I could lean over the table and kiss him. Keith seems to see this so he lightly kisses me and says good evening to everyone so Al would actually talk to someone.
He didn’t speak once.
Not at all.
And I know that it’s my fault.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he hated me. He practically said he was falling in love with me and I run away to snuggle with my ‘boyfriend’. But he’s my best friend he can’t hate me.
I am currently sitting in Potions class trying to focus on what Professor Hurgsley (I know right dumb last name) is saying when I’m really staring at the back of Albus’ head. I wonder what he will do after dinner. Will he freak out or not care at all? Finally the bell rings and I pack up my stuff running out of the classroom to go meet Keith. We decided that we would meet up in the classroom closest to the Great Hall for easy entrance. Almost completely out of breath I find the classroom and lock the door.
“Hey Athena remember the plan right?” Keith asks me when I catch my breath.
“Yeah, you act like your mad that I am going to Hogsmead with Al instead of you. so you just yell at me and we go from there. I end up breaking up with you.”
“Wait how come you get to break up with me?”
“Because then your girl that you are so despratly in love with will come to the rescue and bubam instant couple. I am the savior of your love life! Now since we are close to the Great hall you have to get really mad at me like absolutely furious. Okay ready?” We walk out of the class room and he turns to me. He winks then his face creases.
“YOU’RE WHAT?!?” Keith screams at me walking ahead of me into the Great Hall.
“IT’S NOT AGAINST THE LAW YOU KNOW!” I catch up to him and he turns back around to face me.
“YOU ARE PRACTICALLY CHOOSING HIM OVER ME ATHENA!”
“YOU KNOW THAT’S NO-“
“DO I? DO I REALLY KNOW IF YOU LIKE ME MORE THAN HIM? CAUSE YOU SURELY HAVE NEVER TOLD ME!” Oooooo nice comeback that really hit the spot.
“OF COURSE I LIKE YO-“
“THEN WHY ARE YOU GOING TO HOGSMEAD WITH HIM AND NOT ME?” A collective gasp can be heard escaping the mouths of all students minus the Wotters, they all knew who this was about.
“BECAUSE I PROMISED HIM!” I can see Scorp whisper something to Al, which makes him turn red and continue staring at his plate.
“BUT THAT WAS BEFORE YOU STARTED DATING ME! THERE’S YOUR EXCUSE NOW YOU CAN CANCEL!” Oh that was a good one.
“YOU KNOW WHAT?” I scream, trying to get Al’s attention.
“WHAT? WHAT PRAY TELL ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT NOW”
“MAYBE I DON’T WANT TO CANCEL! HE SURE TREATS ME BETTER THAN YOU EVER DO!” He’s really good at this whole acting thing, he looks like I just slapped him. After calming down he responds slowly.
“Okay Athena, I can’t do this any longer its either him or me take your pick.” I see Albus look up at this and he meets my eyes. But just as fast as it was there it left and I look back to Keith.
“I think you know the answer to that.” I say crossing my arms over my chest.
“I need to hear you say it.”
“As you wish. I pick,” every student, teacher, and insect all lean towards us. I can see Albus out of the corner of my eye. He has a strange look on his face, actually wondering who I will pick, he’s an idiot.
“Albus.” Relief runs over my best friend’s face but my ‘ex-boyfriend’s’ face relaxes and he just looks kind of dejected and depressed.
“If you knew me you would know that I will always choose Al because I love him more than anything in the world. He’s my best friend and always will be. Your mistake.” I flip my hair over my shoulder and walk away from him, the entire Hogwarts population staring at me as I do so.
Well that was fun now wasn't it till next chapter lovelies!!