We were both young when I first saw you
I closed my eyes and the flashback starts I’m standing there
On a balcony in summer air
It was my first day of Hogwarts when I saw him. He was a first year too, only 11. We were so young. He was sorted into my enemy house though. I was in Gryffindor, while he was in Slytherin. Our families hated each other. For that reason we could never be together. I wanted him though. He was good-looking, and smart no matter what anybody said. He wasn’t as much of a bully as other Slytherins. He was nice enough, and made sure people knew he was joking. We were partners in Potions. We became reasonably good friends over that. I was always thankful for that. Then, when our sixth year came around, he asked me to the ball we were having that year. We didn’t have many balls, so this was special.
I see the lights; see the party, the ball gowns
I see you make your way through the crowd, and say hello.
Little did I know
The ball was fabulous. The gowns were amazing, as were the decorations. We danced all night, and at the end, he kissed me under the mistletoe. I was in absolute heaven. I knew it couldn’t last though. My dad would find out about us eventually. He would be furious. Dad never wanted him anywhere near me. He hated him, and his family. He’d do anything to keep him away from me. It didn’t matter what it took he would do anything. What he didn’t know is that we’d do anything it took to stay together.
That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
And I was crying on the staircase, begging you please don’t go
And I said
I wanted him to take me away. Anywhere, I didn‘t care where we went. I just wanted to be with him, no matter what it meant. Even if it meant not finishing school. I begged him to stay with me. I begged him to take me away, like in a fairytale. He was my prince. I was his princess, or so he said.
Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I’ll be waiting; all there’s left to do is run
You’ll be the prince, and I’ll be the princess
It’s a love story, baby just say yes.
We would sneak out. When I was at home during the summer month, or on school breaks, he’d come around in the middle of the night, and we would sneak out. We snuck around at school too, as I had family there, who would tell my father. We would lie together outside, talking, kissing, anything we wanted. When we were together we were completely alone. It was amazing.
So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quiet cause we’re dead if they knew so close your eyes
Escape this town for a little while.
It was our final year, and we were still together, still sneaking around. We got through most of our last year perfectly fine. He wasn’t completely comfortable sneaking around, but I convinced him. It was the only way for us to be together. He knew this well enough, his family didn’t want us together either. Still, at the end of the year, we got caught. My father was even more furious than last time. He told him to stay away from me. He said that he couldn’t be around me anymore.
Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
But you were everything to me
I was begging you please don’t go and I said
After that, he got even more worried about sneaking around. We were both of age by now; I didn’t see what was stopping him. I still wanted him to take me away. I still wanted to be with him, with all my heart. I missed him so much it hurt. I wanted to be with him. Alone, together. He was still my prince. I still wanted to be his princess. I hoped I was still his princess.
Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all there's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess.
It's a love story, baby, just say yes-
My dad forbade me from seeing him. He would barely let me out of the house anymore. He said I was untrustworthy now. Whenever I went out, my father, or one of my family members had to be with me. It was completely unfair, though I saw his point. I would go see him if I was unsupervised. However I was of age! He couldn’t tell me who I could and could not have feelings for. He couldn’t tell me how to feel. Yet he did. We knew it would be difficult. But it was love, it was our love. We would get through it.
Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel.
This love is difficult, but it's real.
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess.
It's a love story, baby, just say yes.
I expected him to come. I thought he would come to see me, to fight for me. I wanted him to come. I waited for ages. He didn’t come, not once. After awhile, I was allowed out of the house without an escort. My dad apparently didn’t believe that we could continue our relationship after not seeing each other for so long. I was beginning to believe him. Then, one day, I was walking around town, and I saw him. We talked to each other. We were near each other once again. After almost a year.
I got tired of waiting.
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading-
When I met you on the outskirts of town.
And I said...
I asked him any if it had been real. It had begun to feel like a dream. I asked why he hadn’t come by. Why he didn’t try to fight for me. Why he didn’t try to save me. I asked if I had imagined it all. I wasn’t quite sure what to believe anymore. At that moment, he got down on one knee. He pulled out the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. I gasped. Was this really happening?
Romeo save me, I've been feeling so alone.
I keep waiting, for you but you never come.
Is this in my head, I don't know what to think-
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said...
He asked me to marry him. He was straight and to the point about it too. He said he wouldn’t leave me alone, he would always stay with me. He told me he loved me. I wanted to say yes, but there was something making me hesitate. I asked him about my dad. He would be furious, I knew that much. I couldn’t believe that he would take me away, after how many times I begged him to. What he said surprised me. He said he had already talked to him. He had won over my dad. My dad was allowing this to happen. My dad knew this was going to happen. I couldn’t believe it.
Marry me Juliet; you'll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that's all I really know.
I talked to your dad -- go pick out a white dress
It's a love story, baby just say... yes.
“Yes” I whispered. He picked me up and kissed me. It had been so long since we had kissed. It had been so long since we had been together. I couldn’t believe I was with the man I had been in love with since first year. I had fallen for him the first time I saw him, when we were so young. When we were only 11.
'Cause we were both young when I first saw you
A/N~ This was for Levana's Taylor Swift challenge. It's been in my head for a while now, so I decided to finally write it so I could enter it. I don't mention who the characters are, so have fun guessing!
Disclaimer~ I don't own the song, plot, or characters (ahem*) They belong to Taylor Swift and J.K Rowling.
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