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I rubbed my eyes and tried so hard not to fall asleep in my oatmeal. It was dawn by the time I finally made it up to my room again, and my head was reeling with emotions. Draco was suprisingly up-beat this morning, he was cracking jokes like nobody's business. It was good to see him so happy.


"Natalee?" I realized that Draco was talking to me. "Yeah?"
"Are you okay? Dumbledore just said that we are having snails for breakfast and you didn't even blink."
"Oh, snails are good I guess." Draco felt my forehead. "Are you sick?"


"No, I'm fine, really."
"Okay good." He said turning back to his toast. After breakfast, we had a free period and Draco wanted to go outside. "Come on Nats, a bit of fresh air will do you some good."
"Yeah, you know, I think I'm going to go upstairs and finish my Potions homework. It's murder."

"Well, I could help you if you want, I'm good at potions."
"No, that's okay hon, you go play with your flunkies. I'll be fine."
"Okay, then, I'll see you at Potions."
"Later babe."

I said and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek. I made my way upo to my room and closed the door. Grabbing my potions book, I laid down on the bed and. I started to read the chapter that we were assigned, but I couldn't concentrate. My eye lids kept drooping, so I finally gave in and closed them, who cares if I miss potions? Snape won't he'd probably award me 50 points for skipping.

I was nearly asleep when I heard the floorboards creak. I opened my eyes but didn't move. There was someone in my room. I turned around swiftly, trying to scare the person who was trying to scare me, but to my suprise, there was no one there. Weird. I thought. I laid back down and closed my eyes, but then, there it was again. I sat up.
"Who's there?"

The steps began retreating and the door closed with a soft thump. I couldn't stand it any longer. I jumped out of my bed, grabbed my roba and ran out the door, not caring that my shirt was untucked and my hair was messed up. I ran out to the courtyard and scoped out the area, until I saw him standing by the whomping willow. I ran up to him calling his name. He turned around and I ran straight into his arms.

"What's wrong Natalee?" I shivered, I was so terrified that even in the warmth of his arms I was freezing. "What happened?" He asked again. I looked up into his eyes."There was someone in my room."
"What? When?"
"Just now!"

"Are you sure you didn't just imagine it?" I shook my head fiercly. "So who was it then?"
"I don't know, that's the weird part, there was no one there."
"How could someone be there who isn't?"
"Oi!" Crabbe said walking up behind me." What about that Harry Potter, word is that he's got an invisibility cloak."

Draco's face lit up with pure hatred. "Potter!" Across the lawn, Harry and Ron erupted with laughter. Draco ran over to them. I looked at Crabbe who shrugged his shoulders.
"What?"
"Never mind!" He just looked at me, I rolled my eyes and ran after Draco. Behind me, Goyle hit Crabbe on the back of his head and they ran with me. I could hear Draco yelling before I even got there. Poor Harry looked bewhildered.

"I don't know what you're talking about Malfoy!"
"What? Are you denying that you have an invisibility cloak and were in fact using it to spy on my girlfriend?"
"No."
"What!?" Draco asked, pulling his wand out.

"I mean no, I'm not denying having an invisibility cloak, but I am denying using it to spy on Nat- Miss Porter."
"And why should we believe you?" Goyle asked roughly.
"Because it was stolen from my room at the beginning of the term, I haven't used it."
Draco looked thoroughjy confused. "Well, if what you're saying is true and you are not the one spying on Natalee, then who is?"

All of the sudden, a tree branch snapped right next to us. I let out a shout as I jumped closer to Draco. Harry put a finger to his lips and, carefully he moved closer to the source of the noise. He put his hand up and seemed to grab onto something. He pulled it down to reveal Marcus Flint.

"You!" Harry and Draco said at once, both moving up to grab him. Draco turned to Harry and smirked. "Let me handle this."
"Be my guest."
For a moment, I was touched, Harry and Draco were being civil to eachother, but the Draco pushed past Harry,causing him to fall to the ground with a soft thump. So much for that I thought. I turned back to Flint.

"So." Draco said as he walked closer to Flint, with his wand raised. "You are the little pervert who's been spying on my girlfriend."
"Yeah it was me, whatcha gonna do about it?" Flint asked defiantly. Draco smiled a very evil smile. "You don't even want to know."

Flint's face went white, he turned to run away, but he ran right into Crabbe and Goyle."Going somewhere Flint?" Goyle asked. Draco laughed and walked up to him. "Come on Flint let's go play."Crabbe and Goyle grabbed his arms and dragged him away.

"Draco wait!" He walked back over to where I was standing and hugged me. "I'm so sorry I didn't dispose of him the first time he caused you trouble, but don't worry, I'm gonna get him real good, just for you."
"Wait, before you do, there's something you should know."
"What?"

I told him everything, about the first day in the Great Hall, and the time in the hallway, I even showed him the bruises, which were now a bright shade of green. He was silent and then he looked at me with fire in his eyes. "He is dead."

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