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ALBUS
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Albus walked out to the lake alone, wearing his father's invisibility cloak. He was nervous and knew that there would be no turning back after tonight. He remembered back to the morning when he was eating his breakfast with Heidi and Professor Clemmet had given him a detention for having his shoe laces untied. Spitting on the ground he walked further, feeling angry. Shaking himself, he tried to calm down, he did not want to be angry for this. Because now he was going to find out the answer to all his unanswered questions and regrets.

As he walked, a figure in the shadows around the edge of the lake came into view. He knew it was the person he had come to see. As he walked closer, he could see it was a girl with long hair and a shapely figure. Smiling to himself he walked right up to her a tapped on her shoulder. She screamed with fright and hit him once he took off his cloak.

“God Al, you scared me,” Arista said, turning back to look out on the lake.

He sat down next to her and looked over to where she was staring intently. If he squinted he could just make out the giant squid lazily floating on top of the lake.

“Looks like he's having fun,” he commented, looking at Arista intently.

“I guess you're wondering why I asked you out here?” she asked quietly, still not looking at him.

“Would be nice, considering it is now 2am in the morning and we're way out of the way of anybody else. I only came because you told me it was urgent.”

“It is. But you have to promise me that you won't say anything to Heidi or Bridget about it.”

“Like Bridget would even listen to a word I say. Hey how are you allowed to talk to me anyway, isn't she like your girlfriend? I'm her apparent sworn enemy and everything, seriously how are you allowed to talk to me?”

“I'm not supposed to,” she stood up at this and turned her back towards him and started walking away.

“You don't get off so easily,” he pulled her back, “Tell me what's wrong.”

“It's not that it's wrong, it's that I realised what's right and that's wrong for other people.”

“Don't talk in codes. I'm a guy, I can't read your mind and hints are lost on me.”

“Bridget told me yesterday that she loves me and I realised that I don't love her. So I didn't say anything back and I have no idea what to do... It's been how long now? And I can't give her what she wants. I feel defeated.”

“Come here,” Albus wrapped his arms around her and let her cry into his chest.

“There's more though,” she whispered into his sweater.

He looked down at her and thought to himself how beautiful she looked, staring up at him with her big brown eyes. Mentally shaking himself, he firmly said to himself that he loved Heidi and she was all that mattered.

“Tell me,” he said, trying not to think about her eyes.

“I realised when she told me she loved me, that not only did I not love her back, but I loved somebody else. Albus, I love you.”

“Arista, please don't. We broke up for a reason, you really messed me up. I did love you, but you screwed up my heart and threw it away when I gave it to you.”

“I didn't realise what I had. You are perfect for me, you are everything that I want. I love you Albus.”

She looked up at him waiting for his answer. Albus was shocked and couldn't get any words out. Just as he was about to say something, Arista leaned in and kissed him gently on the lips. They were sweet as he remembered and he kissed her back passionately.

 

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“Al, we better get up to the castle. It's almost dawn. Can you find my shoes?”

Albus looked up at Arista from where he was laying on the ground. He smiled happily. He shut his eyes and thought back to the night he had just had. Suddenly he sat up and gasped loudly.

“Arista, please tell me I just imagined that, please,” he begged.

She looked down at him shocked, “I thought that's what you wanted. You kissed me back and said you loved me too and we... You didn't want it?”

“It's not that, but Arista, I'm Heidi's boyfriend still! What will happen if she finds out?”

Arista leaned down and kissed him gently, “She doesn't ever have to know, does she?”

He looked at her and no longer regretted it. Smiling he dressed and walked with her up to the castle under his cloak. Once they were in the common way they kissed again and he let her slip out of the cloak and walk tom the girls dormitory. He watched her and sighed happily before sneaking upstairs to get a few hours sleep before classes started.

 

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HEIDI

Heidi walked up the stairs after a late night in the library, trying to complete her homework. She knew it was really late and she would get into a lot of trouble if she was caught out of bed. Checking her watch she saw that it was 2am. Who would be up at this time of night? She still stepped lightly. Listening hard, she thought she heard something and she slipped down a secret passage to the other side of the castle and came out to a wide window with a view of the lake.

She looked and saw the moon shine down on the giant squid floating on the top of the water. She smiled and went to leave. Then she saw two shadows move on the shore of the lake. Now who would be out at the lake at this time of night? But she decided to forget it and walked up to the common room.

After a lecture from the Fat Lady she walked up to her dormitory and collapsed on her bed. Just as she was about to fall asleep an old tapped on her window. Groaning, she got up and took the letter from it's leg. Getting out her wand for light she read the letter:

 

Dear Heidi,

You may not remember me, but you walked me to the Headmistress's office the other day and I just want to thank you. I know it's late, but I really only just remembered to send you this thank you. Also, I wanted someone to talk to. You know how I told you about my girlfriend from America? Well she sent me an owl saying she'd met someone else... I have no idea what to do. If you're awake, I'm down in the common room and could use a friend.


Faithfully,


Gerry


Heidi got up out of bed and walked out to the common room again. She knew she should probably sleep, but she didn't want to leave him alone when he must be upset. There he was sitting in the armchair closest to the fire, head in his hands. He heard her walk in and raised his head.

“I'm sorry for waking you, I just didn't know who to talk to. I haven't made any friends besides you yet.”

“It's okay,” Heidi pulled him into a hug.

They sat there for a while, just hugging. Soon they started talking about life out of Hogwarts and the subjects. Heidi soon found that Gerry was going for the same OWL's as her. They were both good at quidditch and played the same position.

“Don't let James know,” she whispered, laughing, “He'll kick me off the team if he finds someone better than me.”

“I doubt I'd be better than you,” he laughed.

“If you can stay on the broom that's all he'll care about.”

“That cannot be true. I don't believe it. You are probably the best beater Hogwarts has ever seen.”

“You're funny,” she looked at him and smiled, meaning it. He watched her as well, searching her eyes as if asking her a question.

“Wha-” she began but he stopped her with his lips. He must have found his answer, she sank into the kiss and soon was kissing him back. Then she stopped.

“I'm going out with Albus!!” she said angrily, pulling away.

“He doesn't have to know,” Gerry pulled her back and tried to kiss her again.

She slapped him and ran back up to her dormitory and started to cry. It took her a moment to realise both Arista and Bridget were missing. She ignored it, thinking they must be who she saw at the lake and she layed down to cry herself to sleep.

 

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BRIDGET:

2am, the clock was ticking. Noone knew the truth but herself. Walking quickly down the third floor corridor, she found the classroom she was looking for. Quietly she slipped in, noone had to know, least of all Arista. Checking that she had locked the door correctly she turned around.

And there he was.

"You're late," he said, striding up to her to hug her.

"I had to make sure I wasn't followed, you know that nobody can know the truth."

He looked down at her tenderly and smiled happily, "If only I could, I would shout it to the rooftops."

Bridget chuckled.

"Yes, and then everyone would know that I was dating James Potter in secret."

A/N: I know this was a long one, but I felt a few thnigs had to have attention towards them. I had strayed away from my summary and I hope this outs me back in the right direction. Please comment.

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