This would have to be one of the most awkward and quiet train ride to school we’ve ever had.
Dom hasn’t spoken to me since Saturday night, and this morning she point blank refused to sit in our normal carriage. So she went to sit with her brother Louis, Hugo Lily, and one of the Scamander twins I forget which she brought.
We weren’t allowed to floo back to Hogwarts, so they stuck us on the next train out, which I personally prefer because it such nice scenery on the way and there’s nobody here to really distract me from it. Al and Scorpius went to find their own privacy carriage as well as the newly couple James and Dani. I guess that’s the pros of taking the train with no other students.
Cruz also went off to sit in another carriage. If I didn’t know any better I’d say he is angry with me, which is total bullshxt as I’m furious with him. He hasn’t said a word and refuses point blank to even look at me. Which doesn’t even bother me to be honest. I’m just really annoyed that he hasn’t even tried to make amends.
Ted on the other hand made amends with Uncle Harry and the Weasley family yesterday. Uncle Bill was also there. From what I heard Ted told them all about the death eaters and the debt, which forced Uncle Bill to confess his part of the ordeal.
I haven’t been able to speak with Ted because my phone broke while I fainted. Although I suspect Dom broke it on purpose. Red says I’m getting paranoid over nothing. He owled me but it was only to say that he would see me back at school.
Fred sat in the carriage with Red and I.
‘Ro, I’m sorry for bringing Cruz’ he said suddenly.
‘It’s fine really, I don’t care’ I said. He shook his head.
‘I don’t think he was in cahoots with Victoire…’
‘Cool’ I said bluntly. Fred rolled his eyes and we all sat in silence watching the mountains roll past.
‘Miss Roxanne Weasley can you please sit with your assigned partner’ said Proffessor Slughorn.
‘But professor, I didn’t choose my partner last week to be my fulltime partner for the rest of the semester. Had I known I would have chosen someone else’ I said desperately.
‘That’s not how this potions semester works, now please take a seat next to Mr Zabini, whom by the way has yet to accept my party invitations. You know young man I taught your father when he was innocent and in Hogwarts’
‘Oh yes Blaise Zabini was a fantasic student. Top class results. Pity about Azkaban though, he had so much potential’ said Professor Slughorn
‘My father is a moron’ said Cruz bluntly.
‘A smart moron. I’m sure you will do better’ said Slughorn sympathetically.
Cruz ignored him. I grudgingly took a seat next to him but I moved my chair to the furthest possible angle of the table.
As luck would have it our Potions assignment today was fairly simple. Brew an effective polyjuice potion.
Cruz and I silently passed each other the ingredient as we brewed our cauldron.
‘Class I need to leave 30 minutes early today I’m so sorry, but I want you to test each other on the polyjuice potion while I’m gone. Our student teach Ms Shay Abrams will be in charge’ said Proffessor Slughorn as he left the classroom.
‘Why the hell would you NOT tell me that you’re gay, you asshole!’ yelled Dom as soon as the door closed.
Guess Cruz and I weren’t the only ones who didn’t want to partner together. Dom was partnered with none other than Scorpius.
Good. She deserves it.
‘Because it’s none of your business and I’m sorry Dom I really am’ said Scorpius smoothly.
‘Sorry because you got caught, or sorry because we fxcked two nights prior’ snapped Dom.
Cruz suppressed a laugh behind his fist. I could hear Fred do the same.
‘Dom look I’m sorry I played you out okay. But I’m inlove with your cousin’ he said. I held my breath. I knew what was coming next, and it going to be a direct aim to me.
‘WELL OF COURSE YOU ARE. THAT’S ALL I’VE HEARD ALL BLOODY WEEKEND. FIRST THIS ONE OVER HERE’ she yells pointing at me ‘STEALS HER COUSINS FIANCE AND NOW MY COUSIN STOLE MY MAN’
‘Dom I wasn’t your man to begin with…’ whispered Scorpius
‘HEY BACK OFF ALRIGHT!’ I said standing up. ‘IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY DOMINIQUE, YOU WERE RIGHT THERE HELPING ME STEAL HIM FROM YOUR SISTER’
‘WHY DON’T YOU DITCH THE GOOD GIRL ACT AND ADMIT YOU SCREWED UP ROXANNE. YOU PLAY HIM ‘ She said pointing to Cruz ‘AND TED! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU WHAT? OR DO YOU JUST LIKE THE ATTENTION’
‘DON’T LOSE YOUR SHXT AT ME JUST BECAUSE YOU TURNED YOUR MAN ‘ I said with air quotation marks ‘GAY AND YOU CANT ADMIT IT’
‘WHOA NOBODY TURNED ME GAY ALRIGHT! I ALREADY WAS. WELL BI. LOOK DOM’ said Scorpius standing up ‘I’M SORRY. I had fun with you I really did, you’re an amazing girl. But I love Al’
‘AND I DIDN’T PLAY ANYONE!’ I yelled at Dom while she sat down crying.
Cruz snorted loudly.
‘EXCUSE ME?’ I turned around and looked at his face for the first time since he kissed me. ‘I didn’t play with you’
‘I know you didn’t’ snapped Cruz
‘They why are you being immature and snorting’ I said crossly.
‘Because Dom’s right. You act so innocent, do you even know why I’m angry with you?’ he spat
‘Don’t care’ I said
‘Of course you don’t! You didn’t even hesitate to believe the Veela. I’m your friend Ro! I would never betray you at least of all with her’
‘Then why did she take a perfectly timed photo?’ I snapped
‘I don’t know go ask the psycho. My guess is that she was following you around the whole night waiting for you to screw up’
‘SCREW UP? I’M SORRY I DIDN’T SCREW UP. YOU SCREWED ME UP. YOU KISSED ME! WHY WOULD YOU KISS ME THEN IF IT WASN’T FOR THE PHOTO’ I yelled
‘BECAUSE!’ yelled Cruz
‘BECAUSE WHAT? EXACTLY YOU DON’T HAVE AN EXCUSE, YOU KISSED ME TO SABOTAGE ME WITH VICTOIRE’
‘NO I DIDN’T!’ snapped Cruz. He was standing up now and pulling his hand through his hair.
‘THEN WHY CRUZ? WHY WOULD YOU KISS ME!’
‘BECAUSE I LOVE YOU TOO!’ shouted Cruz ‘Fxck !’
The room went absolutely silent. My mouth was hanging.
Cruz kicked his chair and stormed out the classroom.
I realised then how loud we were all being. I looked up at our student teacher to see if she noticed.
She was gone. So was Fred, Dom and Scorp. Actually the whole class was gone.
I stood up and left the classroom, slamming the door behind me.
Cruz was waiting for me in the corridor.
‘What the hell was that?’ I spat. He didn’t say anything.
‘You love me? You’ve known me for like years and all of a sudden when I start to get serious with Teddy, you come out with some bullshxt confession!’
‘It’s not bullshxt’ said Cruz quietly.
‘I had to kiss you’ said Cruz quickly before I could interrupt. ‘Because I didn’t know if, I’d ever get another chance! I’ve always had a crush on you; you just didn’t want to see it. You friendzoned me since the beginning’
‘I’m sorry Cruz, but I just don’t feel that way bout you’ I said frowning.
‘Then why did you kiss me back?’
‘You kissed me back Ro. You didn’t push me away. The only reason we stopped kissing was because a photo was taken. Lie to me, but don’t lie to yourself. You wanted the kiss as much as I did’
‘I-I—I didn’t, -You don’t know what –Nah you didn’t’ I spluttered. What kind of asshxole tries to pin his mistake on someone else! I’m not letting Cruz blame me for this.
‘See you don’t know how to explain yourself. You wanted the kiss’ said Cruz
‘No I didn’t’ I snapped.
‘Wanna bet? Then prove it Ro. Kiss me’ he said
‘Kiss me. Prove it’ said Cruz smugly
‘I don’t need to prove anything I’m not kissing you’ I spat.
‘Why are you scared? You have nothing to lose. If I’m wrong I’ll leave you alone for good’
‘I’M NOT KISSING YOU’ I said hotly
‘Are you scared of being wrong babycakes?’
‘FINE!’ I yelled as I plunged myself onto Cruz’s lips. He was caught off guard.
‘See’ I said pulling away. ‘Nothing’
Cruz stared at me for a few seconds then gently pulled me back into the classroom.
And he kissed me again.
And then I kissed him back.
And then we were making out. He pulled me so close to him it felt so wrong yet so right.
He gently laid me onto the classroom table and continued to kiss my neck and collarbone. Funny that’s where Ted loves to kiss me too.
‘OMG I’M SORRY I CAN’T’ I yelled as I jumped up as if I’d been electrocuted. Cruz flinched.
I bolted the door open and ran down the corridor until I reached my bedpost. It wasn’t until then that I let all my emotions go and I started crying with hiccups. That’s how I know I’m extremely upset. I get hiccups.
‘What wrong Ro?’ asked Ted as we snuck out to our usual spot by the astronomy tower.
‘Nothing’ I said. I hadn’t told anyone about Cruz. It’s been a week since we’ve kissed in the potions classroom. He hasn’t said anything to me either. I begged Fred to partner with me for the potion lessons.
Teddy just arrived this morning and I hadn’t seen him all day as he was working with the Quidditch staff.
‘Are you sure?’ he said ‘You’re really quiet’
‘I’m just thinking about the mountain of homework’ I said. Which technically isn’t a lie. I’m so behind because I’ve been stressed about what I’ve done that I can’t seem think straight.
‘Do you need help or is that cheating?’ He chucked.
I forced out a laugh.
‘Ro, can I ask you something?’ he said seriously
‘Yeah sure what’s up?
‘It’s just I’ve been thinking about what Ron said. Did I force you into this? Like did I make you feel guilty into being with me?’
‘No’ I said simply.
‘Okay. Because I didn’t want you to feel like you’re being pressured. I meant what I said. I really do love you. And I know you haven’t said it back but that’s okay. I want you to mean it when you say it… even if it isn’t to me’ he said
I smiled. Teddy never pressures me into anything. That’s what I like about him. I don’t have to prove anything to him because he respects my boundaries.
‘So how was your week at the Potter’s’ I said changing the subject
‘Well it was, interesting…’ said Teddy smiling. ‘Ginny has already tried to get me to sit with her and plan my wedding with you. She says she loves Victoire as family, but she knew she wasn’t the girl for me. She just thought Vic made me happy’
‘Oh god’ I said blushing.
‘Bill, Ron and Harry are joining Auror forces to catch other DeathEater fanatics that are blackmailing families. Bill actually shook my hand and thanked me for protecting his family. Ron said sorry, and your dad... well your dad hasn’t forgiven me quiet yet for being with you. But to be fair I don’t think he’d be nice to anyone who goes out with you’ Ted chuckled.
‘So it’s finally over?’ I said curling into his arms
‘Yeah it is’ he said kissing my forehead. ‘Victoire hasn’t even tried to speak to me. I tried to be the bigger man and apologize for publicly humiliating her but she just slammed the door in my face. That’s pretty much as far effort as I’m going to make’
‘Spoilt brat. I’m still not ready to make amends with Dom yet’
‘Give it time. Eventually shxt will fall into place. Like today I bumped into Zabini and shook his hand. I apologized for punching him in the face’ he said
‘Oh?’ I squeaked.
‘Yeah he was real cool about it too. Said it was all goods and to let bygones be bygones’ he said rolling his eyes
I forced out another laugh.
We chatted for a few more minutes then Ted led me back to the common room.
‘Goodnight Ro’ said Ted as he hugged me
I know I shouldn’t. And I know it’s totally against school rules...
‘Ted, would you come up and stay with me the night’ I said cheerfully.
‘I thought you’d never ask’ said Ted with a wink.
God now I’m trying to not picture how many different times THE Teddy Lupin has slept in a female bed at Hogwarts.
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