"That was...fun-" I said
"Yeah. I guess" Malfoy replied
We took the Portkey and went back to Hogwarts.
I hit the ground with a hard thud. Scraping my arms and legs up.
"Are you ok?" Malfoy asked
"Let me help you up" Malfoy said
He extended his hand out to me and I shoved it away.
"I don't need your help" I said
Look I get that it wasn't needed. And he was just trying to be nice. But, I'm petty. Very, very petty. No shame, but a little shame.
"I was just being polite Winter jeez"
"Oh that's new" I said
"If you don't want my help fine, I'll go then"
"Goodbye" I said in a lovey dovey tone, purposely pissing him off.
"Bitch" he said and started to walk away
Excuse the fuck out of me.
"What did you just say?" I asked
"Let's not repeat the first day of school."
"No- what did you say?" I asked again
"Nothing Winter, drop it"
"God you're so annoying!" I bursted
He turned around suddenly
"I'm annoying? Really" he said angrily walking toward me "oh look at me I'm Victoria Winter and I have oh so many friends and I'm so perfect in all of my classes" he went on "I wear the prettiest of clothes and I have the nicest smile I'm soooo perfect"
"I never said I was perfect" I retorted
"That's just it! You act like you are but your not. You're a sad lonely little girl! I've seen it. The way you shy away from the group you hang out with, the bags under your eyes from not sleeping a full night. I see it all Winter"
Safe to say he wasn't wrong. But I wasn't going to admit that.
"You don't know anything! And you're one to talk" I began "I'm Draco Malfoy and I'm just the coolest person ever. I'm a dick to everyone I encounter because I'm jealous of the chosen one and I treat everyone like their nothing even though the friends I have would be there for me no matter what. I'm just a sad little boy with no one to talk to" I said very angrily
He stared at me fuming. I looked right into his gray-blue eyes. He wasn't fooling me. And even if I hated him I understood him.
"You know what Winter" Malfoy said
"What?" I rolled my eyes
"You're not fooling anyone, we all know you're mother abused you after your father died."
I- what? How did he- how did they-
I looked down at my arms. I have scars, from where my mother would cut me. I always told people that I was scratched by a cat.
My eyes filled with tears at the memories of my last trauma.
"That's not fair to point out" I said not making eye contact with Malfoy
"Oh, we're playing fair?"
"Fuck off" I said shoving past him
I didn't stop going. I went straight forward.
"Winter! I didn't mean it-" I heard him call out but I didn't listen.
I kept going. I walked until I couldn't feel my legs. I walked until it started raining. I walked until I realized I was lost in the forbidden forest.