Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Heaven is a place on Earth
from Edward's POV ...
I had been dreading this moment since I had met her last term. My parents had been talking about moving to the United States but I had hoped they had changed their minds. Apparently, they had not. And now I faced the tough job of letting the girl I loved know that I was no longer going to be at Hogwarts. But it would be cowardly to let her know by owl post. I had to do it in person and time was running out.
She had agreed to meet me in the Room of Requirement after dinner. I was pacing back and forth when I heard her enter the room. She looked as lovely as ever even though her hair was a different color than it used to be due to an accident in Potions class.
"Andromeda, I am so glad that you are here." Wrapping my arms around her, I picked up her scent that always reminded me of lavenders.
"Are you okay Edward? Is something wrong?"
"Maybe we should sit down." I lead her over to a cushioned sofa. "That's usually not a good sign," she replied looking a little nervous.
"Do you remember when I told you last term that I have family in the United States?"
"Yes...are you trying to tell me something?"
"I'll just get right to the point. I know how you hate it when people dance around the subject. My parents are moving us to Forks, Washington. It's outside of Seattle where it rains practically non-stop."
"I'll never see you again, will I?" There were tears starting to form in her eyes and I could see that she was trying her best not to cry. "Most likely not. But I wanted to give you something to remember me."
I showed her the delicate bracelet before placing it on her left wrist. "It's just a little something that I made in the common room one evening."
"It's beautiful. Thank you." She sighed before looking back at me. "Now what do we do?"
"Can you do me one last favor?" I knew I wasn't in any position to ask anything from her but I thought I would at least try.
"Of course. Anything."
"When I leave Hogwarts, don't hole yourself up in your common room crying over me. Don't change who you are. Keep the sarcasm up. It's what makes you different from the rest of the giggly girls in this school. I'll be surprised if someone doesn't try to snag you up once I am not here anymore."
She tried to suppress a smile. "Okay. Some of the Slytherin girls were talking about hitting the Hog's Head this weekend."
"Sounds like fun. May I have one last dance?" Leading her to the an empty space in the room, all I could do was hold her in my arms and hope that she survives this. I just wished things were different. Maybe one day...but I didn't want to get her hopes up and I didn't want her to put her life on hold waiting for something that may not happen.
But right now at this moment, with her in my arms, it was easy to forget what was going to happen. She was my heaven on earth and nothing would change that.