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Chapter Nine

The one with Iacovosphobia

A/N: Iacovos is Greek for James.

It hadn’t gone as I had planned. Not one bit. I imagined me telling her I loved her and she’d say it back. Not rip my heart out. I knew she liked me, I could tell – I can always tell. But something’s holding her back. James? No… me breaking her heart? Maybe?

“I was looking for you, why aren’t you guys at breakfast?” Hayley said, as she sat down next to Remus, she didn’t wait for an answer but kept on talking, “I just found out, you have an admirer.”

“Are you sure?” I said, I knew she was speaking to Remus, I felt the need to be mean to her, and “Maybe she just wants to rip my heart out.”

She ignored me, and turned to speak to Remus, “Mary Mcdonald!”

“Oh,” Remus shrugged, “I don’t really like her, she and Sirius had a thing.”

“Marlene Mckinnon?” Hayley suggest.

“Wait, did anyone actually tell you that they like Moony? Or are you trying to be a bitch to him as well,” I snarled.

“Sirius,” Remus said, slightly astounded. It was as if he had never seen me be a jerk to anyone. “What is with your mood swings?”

Hayley didn’t give me a chance to retort, she kept on talking to Remus, “Anne?”

“Too loose,” Remus said, “I think I want someone-”

“Are you setting him up?” I laughed at Hayley, “You kill someone’s heart and you want to kill his too?” I stood up and walked off haughtily. Yeah, I could be a jerk.

I walked down to the great hall to meet James for dinner. I sat down next to him and pulled his plate up in front of me and began eating.

“Hey!” James scowled,, he pulled up a new plate and began loading food again onto the plate.

“Sirius!” Remus said, “What’s wrong with you?” He was dragging Hayley along with him, he pushed her down beside me, “You have to work out whatever you have going on.” I stood up as soon as she sat down. I gave her a glance and walked off.

~ Hayley’s POV~~~

Now it was Sirius ignoring me and being a total arse. I sat on my bed, my curtains pulled around my bed and my eyes pouring. I hated the way I acted with Sirius. I hated lying to him. I hated hurting him. I wanted to run into his arms and tell him how much I love him. I wanted James not to care. James. JAMES. I wanted to stop being so selfish. I wanted to stop thinking about myself and think about what it’d do to James’ and Sirius’ friendship. Arghhhh. This was a mess.

“Hayley?” called out a voice from the other side of the curtain. I tried to make out who it was, it was too muffled. Kate? It couldn’t be – she had a date or make-out session. James’ was on his second date with Lily.

“Yeah?” I called back, I wiped the tears from my cheek.

“It’s me, Remus,” he paused, I could here if shuffling around, “We’re going down to Hogsmead to meet James, you wanna come?”

“Er… no, thanks,” I said.

“Are you okay?” he asked.

“Fine,” I said, “Have fun.”

“Okay, bye,” He muttered, I heard the door click close. At least I could go downstairs now, Sirius wouldn’t be there. I pulled back the curtains. The light hit my eyes, I groaned. I walked over to the mirror. Ugh. My hair a mess, I patted it down and tucked my fringe behind my ears. I wondered if I should get changed… I couldn’t be bothered, my shorts and singlet would have to do. My eyes were red and puffy like I was sick. I walked out of the dorm and climbed down the stairs slowly. I just passed the boys dorm when I heard Remus call out.

“Bye Sirius!” he yelled.

“Bye Moony,” Sirius called out, I heard his door open and then he’s footsteps, they were getting closer. Crap. I turned back around to run back to the dorm. I turned around too quickly, I bumped into Sirius and stumbled back a few steps. He caught me around the upper arm before I fell.

“Thanks,” I mumbled, as he pulled me up, I could feel my arms shaking. Actually, my whole body was shaking.

“You okay?” He asked, letting go of my arm.

I stood still for a while and just stared at him, “Yeah,” I croaked, as soon as I found my voice. He stared at me for at me. I stayed still unsure of what to do.

“Just for closure, I know you like me,” Sirius said, “But what stopped you?”

“James,” I said bluntly, I didn’t know wether to continue or not, “I don’t think he’d like it.”

“But, this isn’t about James,” Sirius said.

“It’ll put a strain on your friendship, I don’t want to be selfish,” I mumbled. He stepped down towards me, edging closer. We were barely inches away.

Sirius grinned, “You wouldn’t be being selfish, James saying he doesn’t want us together would be selfish.”

“I am selfish,” I mumbled, I could feel my cheeks burning up and my eyes welling up.

“You’re not,” Sirius hushed, he rested his hands on my hip and pushed me against the wall.

“James just wouldn’t agree,” I said shaking my head, “I’m scared of what he’ll do.”

Sirius laughed, “You’re adorable, James won’t do anything to you, I know him.”

“No, I know James won’t do anything to me, I’m scared for you,” I smiled, “Terrified.”

“Don’t be, please,” He begged. One of his hands gently caressed my cheek whilist the other rested lightly on my hip.

“I’m scared of James,” I admitted, I didn’t know what to do or say next and neither did Sirius as it seemed. We just stood. Seemed liked for hours. Suddenly I could feel my eyes tearing up. I was in this situation too often. What was I doing? Why was I- “I do love you,” I blurted out. I could feel tears rolling down my cheek. I didn’t know what had made me do it. Maybe it was where Sirius’ hands where roaming or just a sudden moment of weakness.

“You do love me?” Sirius said, a smile breaking out on his face; I tilted my head up to look at him, “ “Hey, hey, hey, what’s wrong?”

“I’m selfish,” I mumbled, “Sirius-”

“I can handled James,” Sirius shrugged, “We don’t have to tell James,” Sirius suggested, I nodded.

“Hayley Potter, will you be my girlfriend?” Sirius asked me.

“I’d love to.” And for the first time that day, I didn’t feel like a horrible person, I didn’t feel selfish and I didn’t feel guilty.

~~~

“James!” Remus snapped at me, “You did this on purpose!”

“Why would I do this on purpose? I just got lost!” James shrugged, trying to hide his grin.

“You know Hogwarts like the shape of your wand!” Remus cried out, “You wouldn’t get lost here even if your dinner depended on it!”

“Do you think I like picking on Slytherins?” James asked, as he climbed out of the dungeons back into the main castle.

“Yes-”

“POTTER!” James whipped to see who it was. Carrow and Rosier, seventh year Slytherins. “Looking forward to the game?” Carrow spat from the end of corridor.

“I always looking forward to kicking Slytherin ass,” James replied haughtily, Remus nudged him.

“Don’t start a fight,” Remus hissed. James waved him off, taking out his wand.

“Wanna bet?” Rosier taunted, “50 galleons.”

“You’re on,” James grinned put his wand away. He walked away with Remus.

Carrow turned to Rosier, and grabbed him by the collar and pushed him roughly against the wall, “We don’t have fifty galleons you fool! We’re supposed to be making money not losing it! ”

“Don’t worry, without their seeker, they won’t win,” Rosier smirked, pushing Carrow off him.

Carrow brushed off Rosier’s rough behaviour, “How do you plan on getting rid of the girl?”

“By killing her,” Rosier replied.

“That’s not what he asked,” Carrow said warily, “He doesn’t want her, he wants-”

“I know what he wants!” Rosier spat, giving Carrow a irritated look, “I need the girl to get to them.”

“Why her? Why not the mud blood?” Carrow snapped not fully grasping Rosier’s excitement.

“The mudblood is too resilient, I’ve been watching them, the other one is naïve and forgiving – and she and Black are going behind’s Potter’s back – a perfect blackmail,” Rosier grinned.

“Are you sure they’re together?” Carrow asked.

“I saw them kissing in the hallway last week and then arguing about Potter,” Rosier said.

Carrow seemed to have finally believed in Rosier’s plan, “What are you going to do after you get her?” Carrow snapped, slightly annoyed.

“I’ll get her to doing some off the tasks the he wants done,” Rosier snarled, “When I don’t need her anymore, I’ll kill her.”

A/N: they finally get together :) yay..
Preview for nxt chapter:

“Is it done?” came a dark voice from behind the trees.

“Yes,” Rosier replied.

“Are you sure this will work Rosier?” said the cold voice.

“Definite, the girl is weak and naïve,” Rosier replied, “She will not tell anyone – she will not risk their lives.”


muhahaha.. anyway.. okay so my holidays nearly are over and i start yr12 in a few days.. so i might not get to update as often sorry :(
but wat did you guys think of this chapter?? :)

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