I marched up the stairs to the grounds. I was trembling in anger. Fred ran up to me, he seemed as furious as i was. He grabbed my arm:
I didn’t bother asking where we were going, i just followed him. I didn’t even bother looking where we were going, i just didn’t know what to do with myself. Before i knew it, we were in front of the staircase going up to Professor Dumbledore’s office.
“What are we doing here? i asked.
–You are going to explain what happened to Dumbledore and Malfoy is going to get expelled.
-Come on-Sherbet Lemon.”
The staircase moved and we stepped on. When we got up to the next level, Fred knocked loudly on the door and it opened immediately.
“Can i help you? the old man’s voice asked.
-Mina has something to tell you, Professor.
-Mina?, Professor Dumbledore was the first adult to ever call me by my first name exept for my parents their friends. I felt very uncomfortable.
-Mister Weasley, could you please leave me and Mina to talk? Fred stepped out and the door closed behind him. Please, take a seat, he gestered to the seat infront of his desk. You wanted to tell me something?
-You see… Draco, he-he… Nearly killed me, Dumbledore staightened up.
-And how did he do that?
-He made a squid pull me under water, but it wasn’t supposed to go after me, it should’ve gone after Fred.
-And that is why you ended up in the hospital wing last week? he asked.
-Yes, the tears came again. I can’t belive he would do that! Draco was my best friend!
-Yes. Was. I-i hate him.
-Hate is a very stong word, Mina.
-Professor, he nearly killed me.
-Yes, he did. I shall have a talk with him. And he will be expelled but only for a week.
-No, please don’t, i may hate him but… I don’t know…
-Very well. You may go now.
I left the room, Fred was waiting for me outside.
“So, how did it go?
-Draco isn’t going to be expelled.
-Because i asked for him not to be.
–Why did you do that?
-Because i’m a good person. Now come on, let’s just forget this ever happened.”
I didn’t give him a chance to answer, i walked off.
By the time i got back to the common room, everybody knew about what happened with Draco, and about Fred and i. Some looked at me with pity in their eyes, some discust; no, most with discust. But i wasn’t stupid, i didn’t look at anyone, and they all left me alone.
I ended up skipping dinner that night, and breakfast the next morning, and lunch and dinner again. I was starving, but i couldn’t bare facing the Slytherins.
The next night, Fred snuck into my room.
“Fred? What are you doing here? How did you get in here?
-Marauder’s Map, was all he said.
-Am i supposed to know what that means?
-No. Here, i haven’t seen you in the Great Hall since yesterday.
-I may have skipped a couple of meals…, my stomach rumbled.
I didn’t even look at what was in the kitchen paper, i just ate.
“You’ll have to face everyone someday you know? he said.
-I know… Just let me procrastinate in peace ok? i laughed, then my face fell. I’m a wuss.
-No you’re not! You nearly got killed and you have enough courage to date a goofy Gryffindor, he smiled.
-I’m lucky to be going out with you, i blushed.
-I know, i’m just so perfect aren’t i?
-Yes, you are, i kissed him passionately. I know we haven’t… said anything like this yet, but, i think i love you…
-I think i love you too.”