My Best Friend

Chapter 5

On Halloween night we had finished our supper and were eating sweets. Professor Dumbledore started to speak "Tonight we will finally know who our champions are. Good luck to you all." He waved his hand over all of the students. Cedric grabbed my hand, in need of support. Professor Dumbledore then touched the goblet with both hands. It started to glow purple and spat out a name. "The Durmstrang champion is Victor Krum!" he said loudly. There was a ton of cheering as Viktor Krum was a famous seeker. Another name spat out. "The Beauxbatons champion is Fleur Delacour!" There was a ton of cheering for her as well, as most of the boys stared when she walked down the corridor. Another name spat out. "The Hogwarts champion is Cedric Diggory!" There was a lot of cheering for Cedric as well, he was popular, though he didn't like the reason. He was pale again, my heart shattered. He walked with his head down to the room behind the Great Hall. Harold was an egotistical ass hole. After Professor Dumbledore declared that those were our three champions, the goblet started glowing purple again. A fourth name spit out, Professor Dumbledore caught it and whispered "Harry Potter." then said sadly but less quieter, not yelling: "Harry Potter." I couldn't believe it, a fourth name. I knew Harry had not put his name into the Goblet of Fire. He wouldn't be so stupid to do so. Also he was only fourteen and could not have been able to. After Cedric was able to leave the room behind the Great Hall, he looked a lot worse. He looked as though at any moment he would burst into tears. His hair was a mess, he had been dragging his fingers through it the whole time he was in the room. "Are you alright? Want to talk about it?" I suggested. "No, I'm not fine. That sounds lovely though." he said. I liked the Diggorys, they were purebloods but they didn't find muggleborns a disgrace to the wizarding world. Though I have to admit that Cedric's father is boastful of Cedric, though that's about every parent on the planet, not as bad though. We walked down the corridor to the Hufflepuff common room to be stopped by no other than Cho Chang. "What's wrong with you hottie? You should be proud that you were picked to be one of the Hogwarts champions!" she giggled. "If you wouldn't mind, I would like to get to my common room." Cedric replied calmly. "Alright sweetie!" she smiled. We walked into the common room and sat on a couch. I hugged him tightly from the side. He hugged me tightly. Yes, as I said we have a strange friendship. He bursted into tears a couple seconds later. "I love you so much." he whispered. "Not like a sister." he continued. I had to pause to think for a moment. It wasn't really noticeable to me until that moment, that I didn't love him like a brother. Yes, it's all quite cliche but I did. "Cedric, I love you too... Not like a brother." I said. I could feel the sobs rupturing through him, it hurt. "That's why I wish Cho wasn't right. Yeah, I love you. I don't want her to be with me. She's pretty, I guess. She's not my type though." he let go slowly. I rested my head on his shoulder and asked him "So do you want to grow our friendship?" "Yeah." he answered. "I'd like that too." I said. "Just take it as it is okay? Nice and slowly." I continued. "Good plan." he stated. I reached up with my thumb and whipped away his tears. "You know, I was just hoping that you wouldn't say no and our friendship would be ruined." he said. "Do you really think that I would break our relationship and ignore you when you need comfort?" I asked him. "It really doesn't sound like you. By the way I was loving you like a sister, but since last year I started loving you differently." he told me. "Same." I said. "So as a champion I have to go to the Yule Ball. Will you go with me? I don't mind if you just want to stay in the common room." he asked. "The only way I will go is if I go with you." I answered. "Thank you." he said. I intertwined my fingers with his and said "No problem. I'd be glad to wear a dress for you." He laughed at the comment. That's what I meant to do by the way. We went to bed after five minutes of silence.

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