Then आप shall do everything in your power to help your brother. Even if आप two are in a fight, आप must get him back to the way he was. Is everything alright? Are आप okay? आप know I'm always here for you.
When I read Mum's letter, I felt like crying. Somehow through all of this, she hasn't flipped out, hasn't gone nuts. She's stayed her cool, calm, serene self. But then again, she doesn't know about Hugo and his फ्रेंड्स ''master plan''. And somehow, I don't feel like I can tell her.
All my life, our parents have always told us Hugo and I were special, and that they were so grateful for us, but Hugo was always protected और than I was. I was never offended द्वारा it, I knew it was because I was older, and he was और vulnerable. But still, nobody can protect Hugo now. His mind is set and no one can change it.
It's Saturday morning, and if I look out the window of the Girls' Dormitory, I see smoke rising from the chimney of Hagrid's hut. My cousins are staying there, and they have special permission from Professor McGonagall, the only professor in the गढ़, महल that knows they're here. Hagrid is on ''a leave'', and none of us are sure what that means. But when he gets back, we're all paying him a visit.
The morning light shines through the window, and all I want to do is close the curtain. I don't feel like seeing sunlight today. But I also have to write that essay for Defense Against the Dark Arts, and I'm only halfway done. I go back into my बिस्तर (I don't feel like facing the deformed Common Room) and pull out my essay, and start to write.
Pretty soon, मिनटों pass by, and then hours. I'm finally done.
''Finally, you're done with that essay..'' Aimee grumbles, and I jump a mile high.
Lizzie cracks up. ''Did आप never notice us sitting here? What horrible फ्रेंड्स would we be if we left आप alone, on a Saturday, during a perfect day, लेखन an essay?''
I have no answer for her. ''I dunno,'' I blush.
''Exactly.'' She smiles. ''Now, can we please do something?''
We get up, and walk into the still demolished Common Room. We walk out the portrait, and when I get out of the Gryffindor haven, I see utter craziness. I प्यार it.
When we finally get outside, there's a lot going on. There are couples sitting द्वारा the lake, First Years running around like it's Christmas, people studying, some just hanging out, and to our left, Quidditch practice is going on.
We decide to watch. So we walk over, and when we finally get to the arena, we notice that Hufflepuff is practicing. They wave, and smile, and let us watch only because we're not on the Gryffindor team. Even though James, Al, and Lily are on the team, I'm not saying a word. I don't think they would ask me anyway.
But watching the Hufflepuffs practice reminds me of Summer, when everything was.. okay. At least better than this. I remember how in the beginning of Summer, we would have five घंटा long Quidditch games, but दिन द्वारा दिन they got shorter, along with the days.
I didn't play too much, I mainly watched. But it still was a group activity, with all of us having a full team (with our abnormally large family.) The weeks we spent at the Burrow, running and playing and dancing, but most importantly having the time of our lives.
I don't even notice I'm crying until Aimee points it out to me.
''Oh my gosh, Rose, what's the matter?'' They look at me with concern.
I try to wipe the tears away. ''I'm fine,'' I whisper. ''Just thinking.''
द्वारा some sheer stroke of luck, they let the matter drop. We sit there in silence for the rest of the practice. Even when it ends, we still just sit there until dinner.
None of us seemed to mind.
Dinner in the Great Hall
The candles that float above our heads are burning brightly tonight, but it doesn't match our mood. For the first time this year, I'm not the only one picking at my food. Aimee is barely touching her pasta, and Lizzie has only taken one sip of her soup.
I need to talk to someone, but they're not the people I want at the moment. ''I have to go,'' I say, and leave. They really don't seem to notice, and for some reason they're in a mood. Not a pissed off mood, but a ''don't bother me I'm upset'' mood. I walk through the dewy grass, push through it until I finally reach Hagrid's hut. I knock on the door impatiently, and I can feel the tears almost spilling.
Teddy answers. ''Rose, what's the matter?'' He looks at me with his wide eyes, and that's all it takes for me to start sobbing.
Teddy, always being amazing, picks me up and brings me inside. I cling to him, because I need someone to cling to. He doesn't even flinch, and I know he feels the tears seeping into his कमीज, शर्ट and that I'm practically wailing in his ear. But still, he just lets me hold him.
After what seems like forever, I pull away.
''I want to go home,'' I cry.
At this point, all of my cousins that live here have walked in to see who has arrived.
''Rosie,'' Victoire whispers, ''What's wrong?''
She looks at me, and her hazel eyes are filled with concern. For a second, I feel bad, because this must be awkward. I'm clinging to her boyfriend like a life preserver.
''Just.. everything. Hugo's gone wrong, and my father has no idea. And my mother is keeping it secret from him, which pretty much goes against the laws of being married in the first place. I should just write to my dad and explain everything.''
''No, Rosie, आप can't.'' Molly says. ''Hugo has to be the one.''
I sniffle. ''I know, but..''
''No buts. Nobody can do this for him.''
I know Molly's right, but it's still hard to face. All I want to do is comfort Hugo, to make him right, and make sure that anything like this never happens to anyone again. I look out the window and see now that the गढ़, महल is completely dark, and that I've been here for hours.
''Can I stay here for tonight?'' I whisper. ''Just this once.''
Victoire nods, and she brings me to a little cot that Hagrid's used for guests. I lay down onto it, pull up the ratty blanket, and close my eyes.
It takes me about twenty सेकंड्स to fall asleep.
Author's Note: This chapter seems short to me, but eh, whatever. And I know that it didn't really ''go'' anywhere this chapter, but I feel that it brings और to the Weasley/Potter family closeness. And in the scene where Aimee, Lizzie, and Rose just sit after Quidditch Practice is just a little friend bonding moment, lets add. This might be one of my प्रिय chapters.. xD Anyway, comment, fan, save! <3