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Follow Your Heart by marygold

Format: Novella
Chapters: 28
Word Count: 37,064

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mild Language, Scenes of a Sexual Nature

Genres: Drama, Romance, AU
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, McGonagall, Neville, Draco, Ginny, OC
Pairings: Draco/OC

First Published: 02/09/2006
Last Chapter: 07/24/2011
Last Updated: 07/24/2011


Thanks to Fantasy Dreamer for my great banner! Isabella left with her father after her mother's death. Now she's sixteen her father is also gone and she is forced to move back to England. What else will she be forced to change?

Chapter 23: Things can always get more complicated

Author's Note:  Thanks for the reviews!!!  Special thanks to Elle, you got me back to writting the story!!!  Well hope you enjoy and if you have the time please review!

“I’m sorry Draco, but I had to do it.” I said for the hundredth time since I had handed him the letter. “I didn’t tell you because I knew you would get like this.  Please, try to understand someone is after me.  Someone is making sure that I know that. Whoever it is has gone as far as to let me feel their presence.  Which scares me.”  Draco turned from the fire.  He had been staring at it since I had handed him the parchment.  I walked closer and said in the lowest of whispers.  “Whoever is following me is powerful and confident enough to let me feel him or her, and I’m scared that if and when I finally see who it is I wont be strong enough to fight back.”

Draco kept quiet for a few seconds and then pulled me close to him.  “Nothing is going to happen to you.  I’m not letting them get close to you.”  He then pushed me back a bit so that he could look into my eyes and said “But, you have to stop going out there looking for trouble.  If my mother had been in on this you could be …”  He shrugged “I don’t even want to think about what could have happened to you.”

I hugged him tight.  “I’m sorry.  I just hate the wait.  I hate not knowing what will happen next.”  We stayed there hugging in the common room, me to scared to let go.  Then we heard Harry’s voice “You two better get some sleep. Tomorrow, exchange week begins and breakfast will be served earlier.”

I let out a low groan.  How could I have forgotten that? I felt Draco stiffen.  For sure he was thinking the same as I.  “What do you mean exchange week?  I thought that after everything that had happened it would be canceled.”  Draco said to Harry.

Harry shrugged and added, “I thought so too. But, McGonagall says the Ministry wants everything to go on as normal.”

I felt Draco tensing up further and squeezed his hand. “Don’t worry.  It will all be ok.”



“I know who you are and I know where you are.  Nowhere you may go without me being able to find you.”
A chilling voice was heard throughout the garden.

The two kids that had been playing carelessly froze and looked around them.  “Did you hear that?” the little girl said, the boy simply nodded.

Bella realized that she was in another dream.  Bits of her past kept coming to her.  “I remember this.  It was the day before Mom died.” She thought.

“Bella!” the little girl looked towards where her mother’s voice had come from and there she was.  “Mommy! What was that?”

Bella could now see the look of concern on her mother’s face, as a child she had never noticed it.  Suddenly from the other side of the garden a blonde woman took a couple of steps closer.  “You have to go.”  She said. “It’s too dangerous.  He wont be able to protect you from her.  Denise for once in your life be sensible and not idealistic.”

Denise shook her head and leaned down to hold her daughter.  “I won’t let her win Narcissa.  She won’t drive me away.”

Suddenly everything went black.  “You can’t escape me little one.  Your muggle mother was more powerful than you and not even she could stop me.”


“Bella stop moving so much!”  Draco said as he nudged me once again. “Bella wake up!”

I felt my eyes flutter open.  “Sorry.  I was having another nightmare.  I think.”  I pushed back some strands of hair that had fallen out of my ponytail.  “What time is it?”

“What did you dream this time?” Draco asked.

“Nothing. Nothing new.”  I started to get up from bed, but felt Draco’s hand pull me back.  He looked concerned and worried.  I caressed his left cheek.  “Everything is ok. Promise.”

But I knew it wasn’t.  She was closer, she knew where I was and now with the whole exchange she had her way in.  It was only a matter of time.