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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 28: The End

Thanks for all the reviews!!! You guys are great! Well, here is the final chapter... hope you like it!

Chapter 28

“Dad!?” I still couldn’t believe it, my father was alive. He turned away from Narcissa and opened his arms to me with a huge smile. “Kiddo.” Like a little kid I ran straight into his arms. “I thought you were dead. I mean you are supposed to be dead. It was published all over the Wizard world. Dad?”

He then hugged me tighter, “Bella, I’m sorry. It was the only way I could think to keep you safe. Ever since your mother died I have been enclosed in my own world trying to find a way to bring her back, not wanting to accept that she was really and truly gone. Only when I was done with my madness did I realize how vulnerable I had left you.”

“Dad, I can take care of myself!” I said to him feeling my eyes welling up. “You left me, left me thinking that you were dead and gone! You left me alone, even worst you left knowing that I would have been stuck with her!”

“I left, because I knew you could take care of yourself. I trusted that you are your mother’s daughter and that you are stronger than you think. It was the only way I could think of that would bring Anastacia out and into the open. Later I realized that I had left you exposed to things that you knew nothing about. I was lucky that you didn’t close yourself to the world and found good friends here at Hogwarts, although McGonagall was here to keep you safe, as was Johans, your new potions professor. Your friends kept you safer. Speaking of which, what happened to that rule I have of no boys in your bed room?” He then glanced towards were Draco was talking to his mom, and I do believe that I blushed furiously.

I gave a very nervous laugh and then said, “Well, you were supposed to be dead. Who was going to enforce them?” His response was a very hard pinch to the back of my left arm.

At that moment McGonagall walked in and saved me from the turn that Dad’s conversation had taken. “We’ll talk later.” He said and along with Narcissa went to speak with the Head Mistress.

I felt a hand on my lower back and turned to see Draco pulling me into a very tight hug. “It’s finally over.” I said and he crushed me tighter.

Pulling a bit back he looked into my eyes, “Don’t ever put me through one of this again. Ok?” I nodded in agreement, but he went on “I don’t think my back can take it. That woman really did know how to block.” I gave him a kiss and then pulled back remembering, if Draco had been the one that she blocked then the second shadow must have been Narcissa, “Your mom stunned her good.” Draco looked at me questioningly, “No, mother got here in time to avada her. That was what she was telling me, that a second later and she would have been to late.”

Now I was confused, “If it wasn’t your mother, then who?”

He shrugged, “One of them.” He said pointing towards Hermione, Harry, Ron and Ginny, who were now reaching us.

Ginny shook her head, “Nope. We were all standing together in front of her. The blast came from the opposite side of you Draco. Didn’t you see who it was?”

He shook his head in response.

“Children, please go back into the main building.” McGonagall said as she approached us. “The Ministry has been warned of what has happened and we have agreed that it is better if you are not here.”


Sometime later, Draco and I were sitting on the couch in the common room waiting for the others to be ready for dinner. “You do know that I love you right?” Draco asked and I simply nodded in response. “I’m sorry I wasn’t able to save you there.” I laughed and turned towards him, he could really not see the big picture sometimes. “You did save me thousands of other times, you kept me safe. You changed houses, causing havoc to your ancestry, just to keep me safe. I am here because of you.” He then pulled me closer and kissed the top of my head. “You are soooo stuck with me.” I told him as I turned to give him a quick kiss.

“If you two are thinking of starting one of your public displays of affection, let us know and we’ll be back in an hour or two.” We heard Ron say as he walked in. We both shook our heads in response and he sat on the couch opposite to us, Harry joined him.

“So, what now?” Harry asked. “Do you go back to Beauxbatons?”

I looked towards Draco before answering, we hadn’t discussed it yet. “Dad and I were talking about that, and because of everything that has happened there is a possibility that I could go back and graduate with my class. Madamme said I could go back when exchange week is over.” I felt Draco ready to bolt or start screaming, so I quickly added, “But, I don’t think I will. I like it here, and well there are only a few months left before graduation. I would be behind in all my classes and well…”

Draco then interrupted me and stuffily added, “You wouldn’t have anyone to tutor you in potions. I would also be stuck here in Gryffindor, which let me tell you wouldn’t be so good, since they only like me because of you. They have their seeker back, so they don’t even need me for Quiditch. I would become Slytherin chopped liver, stuck in Gryffindor colors. So I believe that you my dear are stuck here until graduation. There is no way you can leave me here.”

We all laughed at that and I simply gave him another kiss. Pulling apart, I looked around and I saw each and everyone of my friends. Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Harry and Draco, in the beginning who would have guessed we’d end here. It had been a good decision to follow my heart, it had led me to a new beginning and a story that would never end.



I am glad you are alive and that everything is well. For a second there you got me scared, but I was glad to see how everything turned out. I miss you, things at Beauxbatons wont be the same without you, I’ll be stuck with Viv for the rest of the year. But I am glad that you and Draco found each other. He is a great guy, once you get to know him; wish some of him had rubbed off on Zabini. But, don’t tell anyone I am in enough doo doo as it is. Anyways, we have the rest of exchange week and I do have a lot to talk to you about.

Luv you like the sis I never had,
Lissi, writing from the dark dungeon aka Slytherin.


Hope you liked it!!! I loved writting this story and am really glad how it turned out. :) Although this story is over, it will sort of continue onto Lissiana's. Hope you read it and enjoy it too :) I hope to post the first chapter this week :D

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