Search Home Read Write Forum Login Register
 ASHLEY

“Blair!” I hear my Dad’s voice calling for me worriedly.

“Dad!” I stand up from the chair in the waiting room and notice him at the end of the hallway with Elena.

“B!” he says as he pulls me into a hug. “I got so worried! Are you okay? What happened?!”

“I’m fine, Dad.” I say and he looks at me as if he’s searching for a sign something’s wrong. Then he notices Nick standing behind me looking at us worriedly.

“Nick?” he looks like he’s about to ask something but then we hear a loud slam in one of the offices. The door opens to the office on or left and two Minister officials step out dragging Nick’s father out.

“I will kill you all!” he screams loudly causing for everyone to look at him. “Who do you think you are?! You can’t do this!” Then he notices Nick. “You!” he screams and tries to free himself but two men have binded his hands with magic. “I have an idiot for a son! I’m ashamed of you! You’re noting! You’re worthless!”

Nick looks away trying to ignore him but his words echo the hallway even when they manage to drag him out. I squeeze Nick’s hand encouragingly.

“Is that your father?” My Dad asks Nick and Nick nods his head sadly.

“Oh, God.” I hear Elena whisper in disgust and I shoot her an angry look.

Dad looks towards me and then towards the door opposite of us. “If you’re not hurt,” he says to me and then looks at Nick. “Your Mom?”

“She’s fine.” Nick says and sits down covering his face with his hands. “She’s just in shock. She’ll stay for the night for the observation.”

“He hasn’t hit her?” Dad asks crossing his arms and Nick shakes his head.

“No. Well, not today I guess.” With that said his voice breaks and tears start streaming down his cheeks. I immediately sit next to him and hug him.

Dad sighs and sits on his other side putting a hand around him.

“I’m so sorry, David.” Nick says through sobs. I’ve never seen him like this. He always seemed so adult and now he looks so vulnerable. Like a child. It broke my heart. I hug him harder. “For  everything. For the robberies, for my father, for Jenna.” He turns to look at me. “I’m sorry for that.”

“Stop it.” I shake my head. “I understand.”

“It’s fine, boy.” Dad says and smiles at him slightly. “You could’ve said something. I could’ve helped you.”

“I didn’t want to.” Nick shrugs. “Mom was ashamed.” He sighs. “I was ashamed.”

“It doesn’t matter.” Dad continues. “We’ll help you now. Come on, we can discuss this at home with a bottle of something strong.”

“What do you mean home?” Elena asks raising her eyebrows.

“Nick is staying with us.” Dad says as he gets up and Nick looks at him as if he heard wrong.

“No, I-“ he starts but Dad cuts him off.

“I don’t want to hear it, Nick.” He says firmly. “Go say goodbye to your Mom. We’ll come tomorrow and we’ll take her home. But right now, you’re coming with us. You need to be among friends tonight.” He smiles at the two of us. “Among family.”

Nick gets up from his seat and hugs my Dad. I grin happily at my Dad’s surprised face expression. “Thanks David.”

“No problem, son.” Dad says and taps Nick on the back. “Go to your Mom.”

Nick smiles at me and squeezes my hand once again on his way to his mother’s room.

“Okay,” Elena says as soon as Nick closes the door. “Am I the only one who thinks this is absurd? He’s a criminal!”

“He’s been through a lot!” I snap at her.

“He got another girl pregnant!” she snaps back.

“She lied.” I protest. “It’s not his baby!”

“What?” Dad turns towards me looking surprised.

“Jenna confessed to me.” I explain. “The baby’s not Nick’s.”

“That’s not the point-“ Elena starts but Dad raises his hand to shut her up.

“Enough, Elena.” He says. “Nick’s coming home with us. And if you’re not going to be supportive you may as well leave.”

“But, David!” She protests but Dad cuts her off.

“Not another word.”


 



 

BLAIR

After a week I had, I was happy to return back to Hogwarts the day after my birthday. Grandmother didn’t even bother to say her goodbyes. She just locked herself in her room as Mum and I took our town car to the King’s Cross.

As we sit in the car I notice Mom keeps throwing glances at me but I ignore it. I don’t want to fight, I don’t want any more tears and hurtful goodbyes. I just want to leave. So I say nothing.

But when she looks at me for seventh time, I finally snap. “What?”

“Ashley, sweetie, I hope you know you can stay home for a little bit longer.” She says gently. “A lot has happened and-“

“Do you think Grandmother would want me back home?” I cut her off and she looks at her feet ashamed. “I thought so too.” I finish and look through the window.

“Don’t listen to her.” Mom tries again and I roll my eyes. “She’s having a hard time after Dad passed away.”

“We are all having a hard time.” I protest. “My grandfather died, I broke off my engagement and I’ve found out my mother is scared to tell her mother about visiting her other daughter in New York. All of that in one week.”

She stares at me with her eyes wide opened. “How did you know about that?” she asks in a whisper staring worriedly at the driver.

I roll my eyes. “I heard you and Dad talking.” I sigh. “You know, this family is even more messed up than I thought.”

“Ashley!” Mom warns me and I stop talking staring through the window. “You had a hard week but you have to watch your manners, is that clear?”

“Yes, mother.” I say bitterly.

“And I went to New York to discuss your engagement with your father.” She continues and I raise my eyebrow at her. “We were discussing how to end them.”

“What?” I ask shocked. “Despite of grandmother?”

“Despite of her.” Mom nods and looks at me. “Ashley, I hope you know I want what’s best for you. And so does your father.”

“I know.” I say a bit taken aback with all of this. I never knew Mom had the guts to go against grandmother’s wishes. She certainly didn’t do it before. “Thank you, Mum.” I say honestly smiling a bit at her. She smiles back and grabs my hand gently.

“I will fight for you, Ashley. And for your sister as well. Not everything your grandmother says is right.” She says. “I’m sorry it took me so long to realise that.”

“It’s alright Mum.” I say and hug her honestly. I feel her smiling.

“Be safe, Ashley.” She says to me and I smile back at her.

“You too, Mum.”

 

After I say goodbye to her promising I’ll write more often, I step on the Platform 9 ¾ pulling my, rather heavy, trunk behind me. I make my way towards the train planning on settling in the prefect’s compartment since there’s a meeting anyways and later, I can find the girls and hear all the gossips I’ve missed.

But as I’m about to board the train, I hear someone calling me. I turn around in surprise looking at a bundle of red hair running towards me.

“Lily?” I ask in shock and she smiles at me awkwardly.

“Hi.” She says and I stare at her with my eyebrows raised. “Look, I’m sorry for the way I acted the last few months. James told me it was all a misunderstanding and I had no right to meddle.”

“James made you do this, right?” I ask sceptically.

“Yes.” She says honestly. “He doesn’t want any tension on the team. He really wants to win the cup.”

“Still, apology accepted.” I say and she smiles.

“Good to hear that.” Lily says as she turns around and leaves. “And welcome back.” She adds with a wink.

With a sigh I get back to trying to lift my trunk onto the train. Finally giving up, I turn around and through the crowd notice dark tousled hair heading in my direction. I suddenly panic looking around for someone to help me with my trunk. I can’t see him. He’s going to ask about my engagement and I can’t discuss that with him.

I try to push my trunk up when I notice Al standing next to me looking at me with his eyebrows raised.

“Al, help!” I beg and he pulls out his wand.

“Are you a witch or not?” he asks mockingly.

“Right!” I smack myself on the forehead as he levitates my trunk. I turn around looking for James and I notice him talking to Fred not that far away. “Come on, let’s go.” I pull Al by his sleeve and we hurry towards the prefect’s compartment.

“Why are you dragging me around?” Al asks following me.

“Because I’m not ready to run into your brother.” I explain and Al looks at me with one eyebrow raised.

“What now?” he asks and I look at him as if he were insane. We stop in front of the prefect compartment and I show him my left hand.

“I’m not engaged.” I remind him. “We got rid of Daniel.”

“What?” he asks surprised. “And you didn’t think you should owl me?”

“I thought Fred told you!” I explain. “Plus,” I add crossing my hands. “When was I supposed to do that? My grandmother had me on 24/7 watch!”

“Well you had time to meet with James!” he crosses his arms mimicking me.

“What?” I start but am interrupted with someone yelling in the compartment in front of us.

“You don’t get to say that!” Female voice screams.

“So what? You can talk shit about my father but I can’t say a word against yours?” Male voice joins in.

“I never talked shit about your Dad!” Female voice snaps. “Plus, my father never told anything about you! He just-“

“Can’t stand me!”

I suddenly recognise two voices and turn to Al. “Rose?” I mouth to him and he nods.

“And Scorpius.” He says back. I raise my eyebrows at him.

“Hey, what’s going on?” Fred and James join us and Al immediately shushes them pointing to the door. James looks at me and I turn away ignoring him.

“Your Dad can’t stand me or my parents or my grandparents or my uncles-“

“You’ve made your point!” Scorpius snaps.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Rose asks.

“You hate my parents and you would never want to be a part of my family!” Scorpius yells.

“Like you’d be a part of my family!” Rose snaps back.

“That’s it then!”

“That’s it!”

Suddenly Scorpius flies out of the compartment and stares at the four of us with rage. I turn to look at Rose and notice she’s wiping off her tears.

“Rose, are you okay?” I ask.

“What happened?” Al asks trying to comfort her.

“Wait.” Fred says looking around. “The two of you were together?”

“Yeah, Rosie, you never mentioned that!” James adds looking at her accusingly.

“Is that what’s important now?” I ask him.

“Wait, you knew?” James asks me and I look at Rose who looks at Al.

“Al and Ashley knew.” She says. “Well, my Mum and Dad knew as well.”

“You told Uncle Ron?” Al asks and Rose nods tears streaming down her face.

“What did he say?” I ask feeling concerned.

“He said I couldn’t have picked worst.” Rose explains through tears and I cover my mouth in shock. “That Malfoys are the worst kind of people and that I won’t call myself his daughter when I’m with Scorp.”

“Well, what did you expect?” James asks and the three of us point him a disgusted look. “He’s a Mafoy!”

“What does that have to do with anything?” I snap at him.

“Well, you know.” He says looking at me. “They fought against us in the war.”

“Against our parents, James.” Rose screams. “Not against us!”

“Can I have a word with you outside, James?” I ask and step out of the compartment. I turn around towards him crossing my arms.

“Yes?” he asks when the door closes after me.

“How can you be that insensitive towards Rose?” I ask him.

“Well maybe if she told me the truth from the start I would have told her to stay away from him!” James says. “I would probably kick his ass as well. Actually,” he adds. “I’d still might do that.”

“James, you’re being an asshole.” I point a finger at him. “She should be free to decide who she wants to be.”

“She is.” He nods. “As long as it’s not a Malfoy.”

“What about you?” I ask suddenly and he looks at me with his eyebrows raised.

“What about me?” he asks.

“What if your parents told you how to feel?” I ask. I lose my courage and look down at my heels. “What if they told you how to feel about me?”

“What?” James asks and takes a step towards me. I look up at him. “You’re different. Your parents were not Death Eaters.”

He looks at me like he’s about to touch me but I take a step back. “No one could ever tell me how to feel about you.” I say then add. “No matter what your parents do or don’t.”

“What are we even talking about?” James laughs but I feel tears swelling in my eyes. “Ash.”

“I have to go. The prefect meeting is about to start.” I say and turn around leaving him in an empty hallway.

 

A/N 

Here it is guys, another chapter! 

Most of you asked me how many chapters are left.To be honest I have no idea. I was thinking 35 would be enough, but I think there will be more since I have a lot more of this story to tell. 

Hope you like this one. 

Thank you all for amazing reviews. Again, I apologize for my writing and for the spelling mistakes. English is not my first language as I said before. 

Love you all, keep reviewing. 

 

Track This Story: Feed


Write a Review

out of 10

JOIN HARRY POTTER FANFICTION


Get access to every new feature the moment it comes out.

Register Today!