Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
akadienne would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

My Beautiful Rescue

By akadienne

Romance / Drama

Lucky

Everyone was affected by the war. In different ways, that's understood, but every single person in Britain was touched in one way or another by the return and subsequent rise of You-Know-Who. Be it wizard or muggle, Irish or Welsh, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, everyone was influenced. Some were damaged beyond repair, others only slightly stirred, but no one was spared. Not a single person. The war wasn't something you could run away from, though Godric knows how many attempted to. And failed.

Dean tried. He nearly succeeded, too—he was on the run for over four months, hiding in old barns and deserted woods. He tries not to think about that period of his life too much. It feels like it was in another lifetime, a completely different existence, but Dean knows that it wasn't that long ago—less than three years. He is grateful now that he wakes up every morning knowing that it probably won't be his last. He is lucky to be alive.

'Shay, I'm going to class. Do I need to call Lavender or are you okay?' Dean says over a delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs Seamus made. Dean studies art at a muggle university. He loves it, though the campus is halfway across London and he worries about leaving Seamus on his own.

'I'm fine, mate. I'm a grown man, I can take care of myself,' says Seamus, faking irritation.

'Grown man, ha! You're only 19. You can barely do your own laundry,' Dean says, smiling and pushing his empty plate away. It was true; Seamus had never had to clean his clothes before moving in with Dean. Shay rolls his eyes.

'Aye, whatever. I'm 19 and a half.' He picks up their plates and drops them in the sink to wash later as Dean puts on his thin winter coat. It's cold for October and Seamus said just yesterday that he could taste snow in the air, whatever that means.

'Try to get out of the flat, yeah?' Dean says before stepping into the corridor. Maybe Seamus was right; when he reaches the busy street he can definitely taste and smell winter. It has a particular scent, he thinks, and he recognizes it underneath the dirty perfume of the city.

Dean is okay; he's moved on with his life since the war. But for Seamus, it's not the same. Seamus didn't escape with only memories and a few scars. No, to him, it's much worse. He has good days and bad, like any other person, but his bad days aren't like everyone else. He goes through bouts of memory loss and often has horrible panic attacks. He is always distant and nervous to the point of not being able to leave the flat, and Dean doesn't know what to do. He is an artist, not a Healer. He can't give Seamus the help he needs, and they both know it.

Today has been a good day for Seamus so far. A good week, really. He got dressed this morning, in jeans and a comfortable jumper Ron's mum made him ages ago. He was smiling and cracking jokes. If Dean didn't know better, he's say there was nothing wrong with his best mate.

He apparates to the campus with a smile on his face; maybe if Seamus is still okay later they could go out to eat. To a real restaurant, too, not just Lavender's flat or Neville's.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

OpheliaJones: This story took a different kind of spin on the "normal girl lives with definitely not normal guy" plot. The plot points of Frey's father, Liam's family, and Frey's view of Liam's world were good to read. She did not fall in love with him in the first couple weeks. Their lives were not smooth in ...

rihannabkj2: Great story,I can hardly stop reading this novel. it shows that compassion and love can still exist after so many years between two persons. I most say well done to the Author who wrote this book. Others should read this book inorder to know that there can still be LOVE among two persons no matt...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

Jennifer Sibley Jannise: So, I originally read the book because my daughter asked me to. However, I read it in 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and thought out. If the author writes and publishes any more books, I would definitely read them.

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

More Recommendations

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

spec4huff: Thank you for creating this world. I am a 6'3" veteran that thinks himself tough. But the piece of literature you have created made me misty eyed on a number of occasions. I want a love like this. Thank you again, I would totally buy this book and hopefully the sequels to this ever enchanting lov...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.