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Haunt by sweetypye0110

Format: Short story
Chapters: 9
Word Count: 7,348

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Strong Language

Genres: Romance, Angst
Characters: Harry, Draco, OC

First Published: 08/18/2004
Last Chapter: 07/27/2007
Last Updated: 08/11/2009


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There are certain things in life you never forget, like being asked out by Draco Malfoy for example. And there are certain things in life that you wish you could forget but they keep coming back to haunt you over and over again, like going out with Draco Malfoy.

Chapter 1: There's A Thousand Words That I Could Say
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Chapter One: There's A Thousand Words That I Could Say

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I sat in the dark and let it consume me, rushing over me, hiding me from the rest of the world.

I often sat alone in the dark. It seemed to be my fate. I was supposed to stay in the blacknessm away from the rest of the world. I liked being separated from them. Separated from those cruel, selfish people who didn't stop to consider the hearts they would break as they move along their chosen path.

And yet, in spite of it all, I still loved him. Loved him in a way that he could never know, never understand, never feel the same way.

And I wished that he was here with me now. As I sat there, memories starting clouding through my head and I was lost in old dreams.

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I guess all the trouble started a long time ago, before I even realized what I was doing.

I had the fortune of going to the best school of magic in the country, Hogwarts. And I was even more priveleged to be in the same year as Harry Potter. I wasn't in his house, I was in Ravenclaw. But still, fate seemed to bring us to the same places at the same time, and before I knew it, we were together. But that is not the story of love that I am trying to tell. Me and Harry were never in love. We had fun, but it was more of a school romance then love.

But when school ended seventh year, so did me and Harry's relationship. We remained friends however, as weird as that seemed. I got a job at the foreign countries office in the United States, working as a ambassador for the two wizarding countries. I know that Harry became an Auror and opened his own branch with his partner, Draco Malfoy.

Trust me, I was surprised by this, I know how much Harry and Draco had hated each other in school. But they were the two best Aurors in the country, maybe even the world, and it only made sense for them to pair up. So, they buried the hatchet and tried their best to get along.

Me and Harry kept in touch, owling each other when we had time, but it had been nearly three years since Hogwarts and I hadn't seen Harry in a very long time.

Now I have to tell the part of the story that I'm not part of. It was the after-effects of these actions that led me to be involved. I suppose that I could blame this all on Draco, or even on Harry, but when remembering, I like to blame it on Crystal.

Crystal was the reason there was hostilty between Harry and Draco again, she was what drove Draco to break my heart, she was the reason that my world fell apart.

Crystal is one of those annoying girls who are blessed with looks that blow guys ober and blind them, permanatly. Unfortunately, she was not blessed with even half a brain. I don't mean that she was stupid, I just mean that she had no common sense what-so-ever.

I've always been pretty content with my looks. Not like 'oh, I think I'm all that', but I've learned to accept them. I have long, light brown hair and clear blue eyes. Nothing to cry over, but nothing to make guys drool over either. Hey, I'm no Crystal.

See Crystal got a job as a secretary in Harry and Draco's office. That's where both Harry and Draco fell head over heels in love with her.

Now this presented a problem, the two of them had never liked the same girl before. What were they to do? They decided to be mature and both just back off. I applaud both of their valiant efforts.

But Harry apparently couldn't keep his word on this, because a few days later he was dating Crystal anyway with no regard to Draco or their little oath.

So, naturally, Draco was pissed. I mean, I would be too. My partner taking my girl? (you know, if I was a guy). But instead of handling his anger the right way, which would be to beat the censored out Harry, Draco feuled that anger into destructive thoughts. He wanted revenge.

But what about Crystal? I mean, any other woulda seen the rift that she was creating in between friends and quietly backed away. Unfortunately, as I said, Crystal does not possess a brain.

Anyway, back to my story. So Harry steals Crystal, Draco plots evil plans for revenge, this is where I come in.

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Chapter 2: To Make You Come Home
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chapter two: To Make You Come Home

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Stupid me decided that the job that would be back in my homeland of England. I would be working in Britian's foreign office now. It was a good offer, and I woulda been stupid not to accept it anway. So I got this ridiculous idea that I should go and see Harry, I mean I hadn't seen him in forever, and I missed him. I find his office and stride in, excited to see my school friend.

There's a reception area, and this gorgeous girl is at the front desk. She looks me up and down rudely when I come in the door. "May I help you?" She asks snottily.

Immediately I realize that this girl is a total bitch and probably not gonna be very nice to me. "Yeah, hi." I said smiling at her, deciding that I will be nice even though this girl obviosuly isn't. "I'm here to see Harry." I told her.

She gave me a snide look. "Do you have an appointment?" She asked rudely.

"No, but I'm an old friend of Harry's, I'm sure he won't mind." I said still smiling at this snotty girl. How the hell did she get hired? I mean, she was very pretty, but why would you want to hire someone so rude to work the front desk??? Surely Harry hadn't hired her just for her looks.

She smiled at me. "I'm sorry but I can't let you in without an appointment." She said in a sickeningly sweet voice.

"Listen," I said, trying not to get irritated. "I went to school with Harry, he'll want to see me."

"I can't let you in without an appointment, even if you were Harry's mother back from the dead." The girl went on.

"Just let me in!" I said, really getting annoyed now. Who did this girl think that she was??

"I'm gonna have to ask you to leave now. Come back when you have an appointment." She said, turning back to the papers on her desk.

I rolled my eyes and turned to stomp out of the office. I would just write to Harry and tell him that I was in town. God, that girl was a real bitch.

At that moment, the door to the office opened and Harry and Draco Malfoy walked out, deep in conversation. But the both saw me standing there, and Harry's eyes went wide. "Melody?" he asked in amazement. Draco stared at me, and I saw that receptionist narrow her eyes. "Melody McLean???"

"Hey Harry." I said smiling at him. Harry walked over to me and embraced me in a big hug.

"How are you? I haven't seen you since school." He exclaimed, looking me over. "You look really good."

I smiled happily at him."Thanks, I came to see you because I just got transfered here."

"Really? You're gonna be living here again? That is so cool." He gushed. At that moment, a manicured hand was laid on his shoulder, and Harry turned and I saw that the snotty receptionist had her hand on Harry's shoulder and was glaring at me. "Who's your friend Harry?" She asked snottily, even though I could tell that she was trying not to sound rude. Why was that girl touching Harry like that? Don't tell me that he was touching that rude girl...

"Crystal, this is my friend from school, Melody McLean. Mel, this is my girlfriend Crystal." He said, smiling fondly down at the girl.

"As I remember correctly Harry, weren't you and Melody a little more than friends?" Draco asked innocently. Harry and Crystal glared at him, but I didn't really see the big deal. I mean, I don't see why this Crystal girl would be worried about me. I was happy that Harry had found someone that he liked, even if she did seem like a real bitch.I didn't even think about Harry like that anymore, I had no intentions of trying to get back together with him. I don't know what this Crystal girl was freaking out about.

I glanced over at Draco, he had really grown up since the last time I had seen him. In school, he had always worn his hair slicked back, which I always thought looked kinda dumb, but it was short and looked really good now. His eyes were bright grey, and they were really fierce. When had Draco Malfoy gotten hott? He turned and saw me looking at him. "Hey Melody." He greeted, giving me a smile. "How are you?"

"Pretty good Draco, how are you doing?" I asked back. Back in school me and Draco never really talked. I mean, Harry thought that he would start being mean to me becuase I was dating Harry, but Draco had never said anything to me, nice or mean.

"I'm doing alright.' He answered.

"Hey Mel, I would really like to catch up, but me and Draco have to go take care of this thing right now. hey, would you like to go out to dinner with us later?" Harry offered. Crystal looked mad that Harry would even offer, but he wasn't seeing the look that she was giving him.

I looked over at Draco, I would really like to talk with Draco some more, did Harry include him when he said 'us'? Or was he talking about him and Crystal, I didn't really think that I would be all that comfortable with those two. "We're going to this great Italian restaurant." Draco said, as if he knew that I was wondering if he was going too.

"yeah, that would be great." I told them, then I walked with Draco down the stairs, while Harry stayed to talk to his girlfriend.

"Do you want me to pick you up tonight? Potter will probably be so into his girlfriend that he'll forget." Draco said, and I thought that I saw a hint of jealousy in his eyes, but it was probably nothing.

"yeah, that would be great." I told him and gave him my address. "Well, I guess I'll see you later then." I said, smiling at him. Who knew that the little jerk I had known in school, would turn out to be so hott? He gave me a strange smile.

"yeah, see you later." 


I closed my wet eyes. That's as far as I'll go tonight, I think. My first of many experiences with Draco. And I'll have to get to the next one some other time, because now I needed to sleep.

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Chapter 3: Seems So Long Ago You Walked Away
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Chapter Three: Seems So Long Ago You Walked Away

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It's actually been a couple of days. Three, four maybe. When you've been in the dark for as long as I have, the days start to run together. They say time is like an endless river, never stopping. But for me, time has stopped. And I sit, stranded and alone, in the middle of that motionless river, and yell cries for help that no one can hear.

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I don't know why I spent that much time getting ready that night. You're just going out with some old friends for dinner, I kept telling myself. But then why was I so excited like it was a date or something? It was weird, I used to be so into Harry. And it was him that I had come to see today, but now it was Draco that I was so excited to see tonight.

I kept checking out the window for Draco's car. I had no idea what kind of car he would drive, so everytime a car even slowed down, I held my breath. This was stupid, I had to calm down. This was NOT a date, this was just a meeting between old friends. And Harry's stupid girlfriend. What the hell was up with that girl anyway??

My doorbell rang and my heart started pounding in my throat. I took a deep breath and went to answer the door. Draco was standing there, looking very hott in that new way of his. I can't believe that I had never realized how hott he was before.

"Hey Melody." He said, smiling at me in a way that I didn't really understand. It was a weird smile, half happy and half sad. I shook my head and smiled back at him.

"Hey Draco." I said back, suddenly feeling a little shy.

"you ready to go?" He asked looking me over.

"yeah, let's go." I agreed, shooting a big smile at him. There was something weird about Draco. He seemed kind of out of it, like he was only half paying attention. We walked out to his car in silence, the whole time I wanted to open my mouth and start talking to him, but something kept holding me back. Maybe Draco wasn't the kind of person to sit there and made idle chit chat. We drove to the resaurant in silence, it was weird. We pulled up to the restaurant and we walked in.

Harry and that annoying girlfriend of his were already sitting and waiting for us. Harry smiled happily when he saw us, but that Crystal girl gave me this sickening smile, like she was less than happy to see me again. "hey guys." I said sitting down at the table next to Draco.

"Hey Mel, how are you?" Harry asked, I noticed that he and Crystal were sitting very close together. She really was possessive of him, wasn't she?

"I'm good." I answered back, smiling brightly at him and trying to ignore the fact that Crystal was glaring a hole through my skull.

Dinner was okay, Draco didn't really talk much and Crystal completely ignored me. So it was mainly just me and Harry talking. I didn't know what was going on with Draco, he was acting very moody.

When Harry and Crystal got into some very cutesy couple crap, Draco turned to me, a sickened expression on his face. "What are you doing tomorrow Mel?" He asked.

I shrugged. "Nothing." I answered.

"Would you like to go out to dinner? Just the two of us?" He asked. I was a little surprised by this offer, I thought Draco was totally bored by me tonight. I guess not.

"yeah, that sounds cool." I agreed. He grinned at me and put his arm around the back of my chair. I turned and looked at Harry and Crystal, who had come up for air and heard this conversation. Harry was looking a little surprised and Crystal had a very weird expression on her face. Like she didn't really know what to think about this.

Draco drove me home and walked me up to the door of my apartment. He kissed me on the cheek and said. "Don't worry, tomorrow we won't be surrounded by the gruesome twosome." He said with that weird half bitter smile of his.

I laughed and said goodnight. The next day I had my first date with Draco. He took me to this exclusive little restaurant and we had a good time. It wasn't the best date of my life, but it was fun and I really enjoyed being there with Draco. I could see us being together.
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Me and Draco's first date, it all seems so long ago. I never would have guessed that from that first date, I would end up here, alone and in the dark.

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Chapter 4: And Left Me Alone
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Chapter Four: And Left Me Alone

The darkness brought back whispers of old lessons I'd learned about life, love, and happiness. It twirled them around my head until I was dizzy with the weight of them. And then they tugged me down.

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Draco would take me out every now and then, when he thought of it or the sight of Harry and Crystal all over each other would remind him that yeah, he could have that too if he wanted, I was willing to go the distance.

He stopped by my house one night with movies and popcorn, which I thought was incredibly cute. After the movie was over, I turned to him. "Do you know that tomorrow is Harry and Cry's six month anniversary? He looks really excited about it." I commented.

"I would be too." Draco said softly. The room was dark and I couldn't see his face. He turned and took my hands. "It makes me stop and consider who I have in my life, and I want you to be in it Mel. As my girlfriend."

I smiled, wow that was a pretty speech. "I want you to be in my life too." I said quietly. Draco smiled and leaned forward and kissed me.

We'd only kissed a few times before but this time that feeling that I'd been feeling all along really was there. I felt something between me and Draco.

A few days later I was waiting in the car as Draco went to Harry's house to see if there was anything that they had to work on this weekend. Apparently Crystal was there as well, but when were those two ever not together? I heard angry voices and a few minutes later Draco came storming back out to the car.

He slammed into the car and we went speeding off. "uh, Draco?" I said cautiously. "What's going on?"

Draco's hands tightened around the steering wheel. "Harry just totally chewed me out for dating you. He says I shouldn't date someone that he used to date."

"What?" I shrieked indignantly.

"It's not like he takes my opinion on the people he dates." Draco muttered.

"You didn't even really know me when he was going out with me!" I said angrily.

Suddenly Draco was smiling.

"What? Why are you smiling?" I asked. I didn't see the good in this situation, if Draco did I would sure as hell like to know where.

Draco looked up from the road. "Well, maybe...maybe Harry's just mad cuz he and Crystal aren't the only happy couple anymore." That did make me smile. Draco was such a sweetheart, he had such a way with words.

"Yeah, now they've got some competition." I remarked.

Again, Draco smiled in a weird way. Triumphant maybe, and also a little sad. I shook my head, I didn't need to go around analyzing people's smiles.
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I should thought more about that smile, I shoulda read into the look in his eyes. I shoulda realized that the reason that Draco was so good with words was because he was a liar. But I didn't, I was already being blinded by those smiles, and I was already losing myself in those eyes. Draco Malfoy made me into a fool. The darkness howled around my ears, and I laid down, burying my head in the pillow of black.

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Chapter 5: I Remember What You Said to Me
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Chapter Five: I remember what you said to me

I shook my head, trying to stop the darkness from crowding into my brain. Not tonight, not again, please. I didn’t want to see his face anymore. I didn’t want to have to face the darkness again. I was so alone, lying here so cold. Why had the darkness chosen me as its next victim? Why had Draco chosen me? Why had I become the pawn in his game of revenge?

I would have been so much happier, so much more whole if I had remained innocent and safe. I would have stayed whole. Instead, I was this broken soul with nowhere to go. Draco had broken me and left me alone in the dark. As that hopeless thought hit, the darkness sensed my moment of weakness and drug me down.

It was me and Draco’s three month anniversary and things weren’t going well. He was barely speaking to me. We sat at dinner together in one of the nicest restaurants in town, and he was barely even looking at me.

He was being quiet and was avoiding looking me in the eye. I couldn’t understand why a night that should have been a cause for happiness, seemed to be causing him so much distress instead. Was he feeling regret for being with me? That was a reassuring thought for someone’s anniversary dinner.

I looked down at the plateful of food that I hadn’t touched. Draco’s sour mood had rubbed off on me and now I couldn’t even touch the food that was set out before. Where had I gone wrong? What had I done for him to be upset with me. I sighed deeply, and pushed the full plate of food away from me.

Draco turned his head at the sound of my sigh and turned to look at me for the first time all evening. “Why are we doing this to ourselves, Mel?” He asked quietly, searching my eyes for an answer.

I shut my eyes. No. No, no, no, no. Please don’t let this be happening, not tonight. “Doing what?” I asked instead, my voice shaky.

Draco took his gaze away from something that he had spotted over my head. I was too terrified to turn around and see what had caught his gaze. “Being so distant from one another. I mean, it’s our anniversary, we should be celebrating, right?” He told me, forcing a smile onto his face. It seemed like whatever was really bothering Draco had nothing to do with me. Maybe we were both going to push past this and make the best out of tonight. He raised his hand to signal for more wine.

I let out a breath that I didn’t know I was holding. “What?” Draco asked, noticing my obviously relieved expression.

“You scared me.” I admitted. “I thought the whole reason that you were acting so distant towards me tonight was because you wanted to break up with me.”

Draco gave me a small smile and rubbed his hand up and down my arm. Finally he laced his fingers through mine, “I’m not breaking up with you.” He said, his eyes totally focused on mine for the first time all night. “I promise.”

I smiled at him. “I’m glad to hear that. I trust you, Draco. I don’t want to get hurt.”

He smiled at me, a slightly distant look in his eyes. “Don’t worry Melody, your safe with me. I won’t let you get hurt.”

“You promise?” I asked smiling, holding my pinky out to him. “Pinky promise?”

He laughed and linked his pinky with mine. “I promise.”

“good.” I said, grinning at him. “Because you know I’m gonna hold you to that promise right? Months from now, I’m gonna be like ‘don’t yell at me Draco, you promised not to hurt me’.”

Why couldn’t I have realized back then that everything he said to me was a lie? He sat there and told me that he wouldn’t break up with me, that he wouldn’t hurt me. And look at me now. Look what he ended up doing to me instead?

Draco could have done me a favor and ended things with me that night. He could have gotten his revenge at Harry, could have walked away from me without completely crushing me. But he didn’t. For some reason, he felt the need to drag this foolish masquerade of love on. I ask myself why everyday.

The darkness whispered in my ears, telling me things that I already knew but didn’t want to admit. I wouldn’t give up the time I spent with Draco for anything, not even to be lifted out of the darkness.

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Chapter 6: That You Needed A Change
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Chapter Eight: That You Needed A Change

I gasped as a wave of pain ran over me, I tried to block the blackness that was crowding around my head, waiting to jump into the hole in my heart and stop the pain. But I wanted to feel the hurt, I wanted to feel something, anything, but this numbess that encompassed me when the dark was around me. But I had nothing to protect me from the dark.

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Harry and Draco's business was having this picnic thing in the park one day. It was all the couples, me and Draco, Harry and Crystal, and Ron and Hermione.

Me and Harry didn't really hang out anymore. For one, he didn't like that me and Draco were together even though he would never talk to me about it. It was my business but he always waved me off, plus I don't think Crystal liked him spending too much time with me.

I didn't care anymore. Me and Draco were together now and that was all that mattered. Ron and Hermione were a really cute couple. I could tell that Draco didn't really feel that comfortable around them, but he was trying to be agreeable. I liked that I had a spot in this little group. I belonged, and with the exception of maybe Crystal, everyone seemed to like me.

Anways, so the picnic was over and we were laying in the grass, enjoying the sunshine when something sharp jabbed me in the arm. I screamed and sat up quickly. Everyone opened sleepy eyes and looked at me.

"What's the matter?" Harry asked mumbling.

"I got stung by a bee!" I yelled and held my throbbing arm.

The group broke into laughter. Crystal rolled her eyes. "Oh chill out Melody, it was just a bee sting."

"want me to kiss it?" Harry kidded, making Crystal laugh.

I would have snapped back at them but I was getting dizzy and my vision was kinda swimming. "you guys shut up!" Draco yelled as he ran over with my purse. "Mel's allergic to bees!"

That quieted everyone down really quick, if I didn't get my anti-allergy potion soon I was gonna have a seizure. Draco pushed the bottle in between my lips and made me drink it. I spilled a lot of it, but I got enough down. Within a few minutes, the feelings of a seizure subsided.

Draco was watching me with worry and I laid my heavy head on his chest. He hugged me tight and roughly said. "You scared the shit outta me."

Harry brought a paper towel with ice in it and helf it up to my arm, which was rapidly swelling. "Sorry Mel, I didn't know." It was then it was clear, Draco knew more about me than Harry did. This must have scared Harry because he stayed close to me for the rest of the day. Even Crystal didn't object to this, she was probably feeling guilty. A feeling that she must be used to by now.
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Damnit! Why did it have to be Draco? Why did he have to choose me as a part in his little game??? Why the hell did he have to choose me??? What had I ever done to deserve him? But part of me, some stupid part of me, was glad that he chose me. I had loved him and cherished our time together. Damn, I was a fool too. The room became dark once again, and the blackness settled in on me.

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Chapter 7: To Make You Turn Away
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Chapter Ten: To Make You Turn Away

I can feel it coming, I've gone through all of the highs of my bittersweet relationship with Draco. I can feel that one, awful memory bearing down upon me. It's taking me down, into a place where I fell for the biggest con and got my heart trashed. The day after, darkness entered my life.

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I could tell that Crystal and Harry had had a fight, she looked seriously pissed. Probably because Harry wouldn't buy her something or something equally trivial, you know how Crystal is. But I decided that even though Crystal is a complete bitch to me, I could be nice to her anyway. "What's the matter Crys?" I asked sitting next to her on the stone wall.

"Me and Harry are fighting again." She said springing to her feet and pacing in front of me. I sighed inwardly and braced myself for a boring ramble about her and Harry, but what she said really threw me. "Maybe when I chose between the two of them , I chose wrong." She mused quietly out loud.

"Picked between who?" I asked confused. I was so naive.

Crystal's perfectly arched eyebrows shot up. "You don't know?" She asked obviously shocked.

I shook my head, then Crystal gave me a smile that was meant to be pity but really she would delight in telling me. "Know what?" I pressed further.

"Well, that....Draco's in love with me." She said simply, innocently.

My whole world stopped spinning, then I controlled myself. This was Crystal, she thought the whole world was in love with her. "What the hell are you talking about Crystal?" I asked, I'd let her try and explain her obvious lie.

"I'm not joking around here Melody." Crystal said putting her hands on her hips. "Both Harry and Draco fell for me. They made this childish promise that neither of them would date me, but I convinced Harry out of that. Draco was so furious, he asked you out to piss off Harry. Because you used to be Harry's girl. I'm surprised that Draco's dragged it through this whole time."

Suddenly, everything fell into place. "No." I whispered, still denying it.

Crystal smiled sadly, fakely. "Oh yes Melody, I'm afraid that you've been played." She placed a hand on my shoulder.

I shrugged it off violently. "you're lying!" I ran off but I could still see her triumphant smile all the way back home.
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Crystal's smug face danced in front of me in the darkness, I think that the real reason that she hated me so much was that she was angry that Draco and Harry weren't fighting over her anymore. Crystal was one of those people where things were just never good enough for her. But why, why did she have to ruin everything for me? I would have been happy, not knowing. I would have been happy believing that idiotic lie of a relationship that I had with Draco was real. I woulda been happy in the light, I would be happy anywhere but here, in the dark.

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Chapter 8: To Make You Walk Out and Leave Me Cold
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Chapter Eleven: To Make You Walk Out and Leave Me Cold

I couldn't do this! I couldn't go through his betrayal again!! Hadn't once been enough? How the hell could he do that to me? Why?? The thoughts roared in my head as the dark stormed around me, it was growing stronger, all this pain was just making it stronger. But there was nothing I could do to stop it now, it was too powerful. It was out of my hands, and the dark reeled me in to relive the night when my life fell apart.
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Mostly, I was in denial. I couldn't believe that my perfect, beautiful boyfriend was nothing more than a big fake. I'd avoided Draco all day, I couldn't see his face right now, I couldn't even look at him.

He stopped by that evening. He held up movies. "Crys said you weren't up to going out tonight, so I brough movies. Ta da!" He broke out his brilliant smile.

I glared at him, how dare he. "What?" Draco asked, setting the movies down. "Wrong choices?" He moved towards me.

I backed away. "You stay away from me." I warned.

"C'mon Mel, it's me, your boyfriend Draco." He said holding out a hand to me.

"You're nothing but a liar and a fake and I wish I'd never met you!" I screamed feeling those held in tears break loose.

"Melody, what the hell?" He asked moving towards me again, I backed into the wall. "What's the matter?"

"You used to be in love with Crystal!" I yelled, Draco flinched and I knew it was true. "You asked me out just to piss off Harry!"

"Now Melody, just listen to me-" Draco begged, holding up his arms like a peace offering.

"NO! You listen to me! How could you do this to me?? How could you just pretend to be in love with someone? How can you fake love? Do you know what you've done to me?" I was desperately sobbing now, and it was probably scaring the shit outta Draco.

"I didn't fake it all Mel, I do love you..." Draco protested weakly.

I didn't even listen to him. "You fucking bastard!" I shoved him hard. "You just used me to get to Crystal! It wasn't me you were thinking of all those nights, it was Crystal!"

"Melody that's not true." Draco finally broke in. "I thought I loved Crystal, I was wrong, I love you."

"You fucking liar!"I screamed and all my fury feuled into it, I flung a slap at him. Draco toppled over, nearly losing his balance. "How can you sit here and lie to my fucking face??"

When he didn't answer I ran out the door.

I heard him struggle to his feet. "Melody!!" he yelled.

Blindly, I ran. I'm not even sure how I got out of there. But I apparated and was out of there. It was a miracle that I didnt splinch.  When I regained control, I was out of the country. I didn't have a plan, I didn't know where I was going, I just had to get out of there. I kept seeing Draco's horrorstruck face and Crystal's superior one. That was when darkness claimed me.

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Chapter 9: To Make It So That You Are Right Here, Right Now
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Chapter Thirteen: To Make It So That You Are Right Here, Right Now

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I got out of bed and walked slowly towards the door. I put my hand on the doorknob but I couldn't summon the strength to turn it. It was the darkness trying to pull me off, trying to draw me back into the black. The biggest mistake I ever made was letting the darkness into my life, and I wasn't going to make that same mistake twice.

I yanked the door open, and Draco was standing there. "Melody." He breathed.

It was obvious that Draco had a hint of the darkness too, but Draco was a fighter and he had kept it at bay. "I've been looking for you." he said giving me a small smile.

"How long?" I asked, my voice surprising me.

"Forever." He said quietly. I could melt into him ahain, but I wouldn't. Draco had always had a way with words, that was why he was so good at lying.

"Wouldn't Crystal take you?" I asked, meaning to sound cold but there was a crack in my voice and old tears pressed at my eyes.

Draco shook his head. "I don't want Crystal." He said.

"You don't?" I asked, confused.

He shook his head again. "I want you."

"No," I said pulling away from him. "You're lying again, it's all lies." The dark whispered around me, calm and cool, reassuring me, pulling me back. I didn't need love, I didn't need Draco. I could go back to the dark and begin all over again. Excpet now there would be a new memory. A memory where it would be my fault that Draco was gone.

"Melody." Draco said laying a hand on my arm, that jerked me out of the dark, who hissed angrily. "You never let me explain. Alright? Don't run, don't slap, just litsen. And if you still wanna leave when I'm through, then you can. But please, Mel, listen to what I have to say." I nodded mutely, aware that the darkness was standing at bay, growing and rolling in fury. "So Crystal was right about one thing, I was in love with her." Draco admitted. I swallowed hard to keep from being sick. Why was I listening to him admit this? "Me and Harry both fell for her." Draco clarified. Great, Crystal could get two guys to love her and I couldn't even get one. "That had never happened to us before, we'd never both liked the same girl. We didn't know what to do, so we just decided not to date her. Then all of a sudden, Harry was anyway. I was so confused and pissed off when I found out. I couldn't believe that he would do that to me. He didn't even know what it felt like, and I wanted to show him...."

"Which is where I come in." I said in a lifeless voice.

Draco nodded and messed with the hem on his shirtsleeve. "I didn't mean to bring you into it Mel, I would never intentionally hurt you, honest."

"then why did you?" I asked in a trembling voice.

"I was young and stupid, I made a lot of mistakes." He said.

"And I was one of them." I guessed. The dark crowded around, waiting to jump into the hole that Draco filled when he was with me, bu that emptied when he left.

"No." Draco said meeting my eyes." I don't consider you a mistake. What I did to you was a mistake, but you weren't." I shook my head, why was he doing this to me? "I mean, Mel, everywhere I looked Harry and Crys's relationship was thrown in my face. And I hated it, because after awhile, I saw how happy they were together and I knew I could be happy like that too, if I let myself. And so I gave up on the revenge plan and let myself fall for you. And I haven't regretted it for a second since."

I smiled, Draco always did a way with words. "How come you didn't tell me?"

"Do you think you would have listened? No, you would have hit me and run out. I wanted to tell you Mel, I hated the guilt. Knowing I was deceiving the one I loved, but I didn't know how to tell you. I couldn't get the words out. I'm sorry." He said.

I nodded, he was sorry. Now what I supposed to do? "Well, are you done?"

Draco looked shocked. "You mean, you still wanna be broken up?"

"You lied to me Draco." I said quietly, and the darkness murmered in agreement.

"Melody," Draco said his voice sounding hoarse. "I may have lied in the beginning, but I wasn't lying when I said I loved you. Please Mel, please don't make me go back empty-handed, empty hearted. Please?" He held out his hand to me. I studied him. I loved him, and when I was with him, the light shone through. I reached out a shaking hand and placed it in his.

The dark howled around me, racing along my arm to try and rip away my hand from Draco's, but Draco held on tight. Again, the dark screamed in anger. It hurled itself between us, trying to break the contact. Finally, realilzing it's defeat, it hurled itself through me, ripping out the darkness that had settled into my heart. The painful emptiness left my gasping, but Draco's love was quickly pouring in, soothing. The last of the dark rushed through me, causing me to stumble and fall into Draco. He caught me and kissed my forehead. "Where have you been hiding all this time?" He asked. "In the dark." I whispered. "Well, I'll bring you into the light now."

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I realized that the darkness was actually a part of me. A part that needed to feed off the pain and the depression. But it was gone now. A piece of advice, you can't love properly with darkness in your life. And you can't live properly without love.


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