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Audrey gave a shriek as she felt a spell hit Percy against her, and he slumped forward into her arms. She looked up and saw Rookwood, whose mask had fallen off and was no longer Stunned.

He seemed to think he had done enough damage, so started chasing after an Order of the Phoenix member with a satisfied smirk on his face, leaving Audrey, thankfully, unharmed.

"Percy." She gave him a small shake, making an unsuccessful attempt to help him stand up properly. "Oh, alright then, let's go find somewhere to sit for now."

Percy didn't respond; he was looking dazed and not really himself. Audrey struggled to get the both of them to a wall where they could sit and lean on. He was a lot heavier than her but didn't seem to want to move, so Audrey had to support most of his weight on herself and pretty much drag him over. Her shoulders felt free and light again as she heaved Percy off her and arranged him in a sitting position against the stone wall.

It took a few minutes before Percy came to himself and was fully conscious again, in which Audrey had cast Rennervate multiple times in an attempt to revive him. He blinked rapidly as he became aware of his surroundings.

"Percy, do you- do you know who you are?" Audrey asked cautiously, knowing Obliviate could cause many different levels of damage, depending on the caster's intentions. Since she wasn't sure how much of his memory had been wiped from the Obliviating spell, so she decided she had to question him first. "Do you know who I am?"

"Of course I know who I am, do you think I'm mad?" he said irritably. "And I don't think I know who you are. We've never met before."

His last sentence came as a blow to Audrey, it would probably have been less painful if he had kicked her in the stomach.

He didn't remember. Audrey could feel tears pricking her eyes...

Not now, she told herself firmly. There'll be time for that later...if we're even still alive.

Taking a deep breath, she continued, "Do you know where you are?"

"Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," Percy responded promptly, as if he was answering a professor's question in class. "It's not safe at the moment, though. There's a battle with Death Eaters going on, so I'd advise you to leave as soon as possible. You aren't one of You-Know-Who's followers, are you?" he added, suddenly suspicious as this thought occurred to him.

"What? No, no, I'm on Harry Potter's side," Audrey said quickly. "And I'm here to help you all fight. Look, are you sure you don't remember me? I mean, do you know who your family are?"

I can't be the only person or thing that was wiped from his mind, Audrey thought desperately. The Death Eater couldn't have only wiped her from Percy's memory. He couldn't have, she wouldn't believe it.

"Of course I know who my family are!" Percy said indignantly. "The Weasleys, obviously! And I've already told you I don't know you. But you do look familiar now that I think of it..." Audrey silently did a happy dance in her head as she heard this. Perhaps he did remember...maybe love really could conquer everything and they could go on as if nothing had happened.

Percy gave a sudden gasp, interrupting Audrey's thoughts.

"Did you remember?" she asked eagerly. "Please say you did...do you know who I am?"

"You're Penelope, aren't you?"

The hopeful smile on Audrey's face vanished. Of all the people he could have mistaken her for, it had to be her sister- who happened to be Percy's ex-girlfriend who had dumped him.

"Penelope Clearwater, right? I don't want to talk to you," Percy said stiffly, without waiting for an answer. He tried to stand up and walk away, but his legs gave way beneath him and he was forced to sit down.

"Percy, no!" Audrey forced him back to the ground, still determined to make him remember. "You have to listen. I'm not Penelope, I-"

"Who else would you be then?" Percy said angrily. "You look like her, you sound like her...you talk like her. I don't want to speak to you. You broke up with me- broke up with me ages ago. It was your own choice, you're not going to get a second chance."

"I'm not Penelope!" Audrey bit back new tears that were springing to her eyes. "I'm her sister! Audrey! Your memory was wiped, Percy, you have to listen to me!"

"Penelope doesn't have a sister, and I think I'd know if my memory had been wiped, thank you very much. Whoever you say you are, you're obviously delusional." Percy attempted to stand up again, and he was successful this time.

"Percy, listen!" Audrey cried. Standing up, she grabbed his arm as he tried to walk away. "Your memory was wiped! I'm not Penelope! She...she has blonde hair, remember? I have brown hair."

Percy frowned. Audrey could see him thinking hard as he took in this piece of information. "I don't believe it," he said eventually. "A simple Colour Changing spell would do the trick. I've already told you that I don't want to see you again. I don't know why you suddenly want us to get back together again but it's not going to happen."

"No, I'm not Penelope," Audrey persisted. "You have to believe me. I know we look alike, but I'm not her. I'm Audrey. You don't remember but...we dated. You loved me, and I still love you. Please, will you at least talk to me?" Percy looked down at her hand on his arm. He looked like he was almost going to agree for a moment, and then his face hardened.

"This is- this is mad," he spluttered. "If you aren't Penelope, you're just a stranger. I don't even know you. Why should I talk to you?" He pulled out of Audrey's grasp and ran away.

That was it. He didn't want her in her life, everything was hopeless and-

What?? No, I'm being stupid, Audrey thought. Of course it wasn't hopeless! I'll just try again another time! It would be idiotic to give up after one try.

She loved Percy. And he had loved her back. They weren't going to end everything because of some stupid spell.




Where was Percy? He wasn't avoiding her, was he? He wasn't dead, because Audrey wouldn't let him be dead and she knew he was more skilled than to let himself be killed by some Death Eater.

She had to find him, though. She had to keep trying to convince him of who she was. Of their past together. It would be helpful if she could show him some of her memories...

Audrey couldn't breathe.

Caught off guard, a masked Death Eater had bound her up with ropes with a flick of his wand. The ropes snaked all the way around Audrey's body, tying her whole body up from her feet to her nose. She'd been disarmed and her wand was scattered on the floor several feet away.

There's got to be some way out..., Audrey thought. She would not give up. To give up was to willingly let yourself be defeated.

That was weak. And stupid. Audrey might have been stupid but she was never weak. Or, at least, she tried not to be. It was like one of her own main rules in life: to never give up.

Did that sound cheesy and sentimental? Audrey decided it did. And that she didn't care.

The Death Eater, who Audrey thought was the same one who had wiped her from Percy's memory, was trying to figure out what to do with her while she slowly sidled towards her wand. It was hard; Audrey could barely move her feet so had to go extremely slowly, but it also meant there was less chance of the Death Eater noticing.

"Well, what shall I do with you, then?" he mused. "Crucio would always work wonderfully...but Imperio would be far more useful. And the Killing Curse would bring me great pleasure..."

He really was very stupid.

Audrey had finally reached her wand, and the Death Eater was still unaware of the fact.

Now how would she pick it up? She was tied up in ropes.

Slowly, Audrey bent down, her hand twisting around frantically before it was able to squeeze through a gap in the ropes to pick up her wand.

Got it.

"Emancipare!" The ropes fell to the ground, and Audrey was free. Before the Death Eater could register what had happened, he had been disarmed and Stunned.

But the odd thing was that Audrey hadn't been the one who had disarmed him. She had Stunned him, but she had never cast Expelliarmus.

Percy had.

Audrey almost stumbled back in shock as she saw him give her a sharp nod. At her inquisitive look, he had strode over and said, "Whoever you say you are, you're still on our side, aren't you?"

"Yeah, but..."

"But what?"

"You don't still think I'm Penelope, do you?" Audrey blurted out. "Because I'm not."

He shot her a look, which said clearly that it was a question he was still contemplating.

"I'm not sure," he admitted eventually. "If I didn't know better, I would say you are. I mean, you're like her physically. But Penelope would have cried when I ran away from you. And she wouldn't have been fighting in the first place."

"Well, who do you think I am, then?" Audrey demanded. "I'm not just the person who might be Penelope but who might not be."

Percy glared at her. "Look, you could be Penelope but just changed. I'm not just going to take your word for it, especially since I have zero recollection of you. I'll think about it."

"Good," Audrey said, surprised at what had happened. She turned away to hide the smile creeping up her face.

He said he would think about it.

That meant there was a possibility they could be together again. It would take a long time, of course, but Audrey didn't mind waiting.

It would be worth it if she could be with him again. She wouldn't give up now.




A/N: I'm not that happy with this. Audrey and Percy weren't doing what I wanted them to do and...yeah. It was cheesy, I know, but at least it's completed! I guess. If you liked it, please review! And if you didn't you can review anyway and tell me what you thought wasn't as good :)

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