one: the letter
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TW: talks about using drugs
I woke up this day like I have for the past week and a half, numb and alone. I never knew how to act around people anymore. My parents and Tonks treated me like I was living in a bubble and I hated it. I was just glad I had Adrian coming over for the weekend.
It was around 1 o’clock when I heard the knock at the door. I jerked my head around and saw him. I jumped up and ran to the door. I swung it open and embraced him in the biggest hug ever.
“Adrian, bloody hell. You weren’t supposed to be here for a couple more hours,” I said.
“I just missed you too much,” he answered with the biggest smile. I pulled him in for another big hug. Adrian picked up his bag and walked inside my large house. “I always forget how big your house is.”
I laughed, “You say that every time you come here.”
“Well, it’s true.” We laughed and just walked in silence for a second. “So, how have you been with... everything?”
“Adrian,” I glared at him.
“Addy, I have to ask.”
I took a deep breath and answered the question, “I’m fine. You know what my mum did, I sent you a letter.”
“That’s why I asked. Getting something obliviated is a big deal, you know.”
“Whatever,” I said and walked to sit on my couch. Adrian followed right behind me. “I’m fine. It’s weird waking up with such a numb feeling everyday, but my mum said the feeling will go away overtime.”
“Well, I’m here, so maybe I can help it leave faster. I have been known to be pretty fun,” he said with a smirk.
“Really? I’ve never heard anyone say that before,” I said trying to stifle my laugh.
“Oh really?” He tackled me to the ground and started to tickle me. I knew it was going to happen since he had always done this to me since we were 7.
“Okay okay okay. You win,” I said in between laughs. “You’re fun. Please, I concede.”
He stopped tickling me and just looked at me from above. “I knew you’d concede. Have you talked to Fre-”
“Adrian, darling,” My mum cut him off. “I thought I heard you two laughing down here.”
“Sorry I came early, Andromeda. I just missed Adelaide.”
“Oh, no worries, dear. We love having you around,” my mum assured him with a smile. “Should I grab Gipley to bring up your bag?” She called over Gipley, our house elf.
“No, it’s alright. I got it.” Adrian picked up his bag and walked up to my room.
Gipley walked over to me and pulled on my shirt. “Hey, Gip.”
“Gipley didn’t know Mr. Adrian was coming over,” she said.
“He’s just staying for the weekend.” Her smile grew. “You can call him Adrian, Gipley.”
“Gipley will call Mr. Adrian just ‘Adrian’,” she muttered while walking away.
I laughed at the silly house elf. I loved her. She has been with us before I was even there. Gipley always made me feel whole, and comforted me through my many panic attacks.
“I’m going upstairs to hang out with Adrian. We’ll come down for dinner,” I announced.
As I walked up the stairs, I bumped into my dad. “Hi, dad.”
“Hi, pumpkin. What are you up to?”
“Adrian’s here. I’m going to hang around with him.”
“Alright,” he said and started to walk down the stairs.
I opened my door and saw Adrian pulling a jumper out of his bag to put on. “Cold?” I asked.
“Little bit,” he said with a laugh. I walked over to shut my window. “So, have you talked to Fred or George?”
“Uhh,” I hesitated to answer while looking at the unopened letter from Fred on my nightstand.
He saw me look at the letter and went to grab it. “Adelaide! He wrote you and you haven’t opened it?”
“I’m afraid he’s going to yell at me in it. I know he’s still mad about me using again.” I slid down on the floor up against the bed. I had tears ready to break the surface. “I promised him I wouldn’t use again and I did. I just-”
“Adelaide,” Adrian cut me off. “Fred loves you. He knows how hard Cedric’s death was for you and how hard it still is. He just wishes you didn’t hurt yourself to cope.”
“I know. Have you talked to him?”
“I told him about what your mum did because I figured you hadn’t talked to him.”
“Yeah, I haven’t. Thanks for telling him.”
“Of course. Why don’t you open your letter. I’ll be right here while you do. If you want, of course.”
“I want,” I said with a laugh.
I peeled open the letter and started to read it.
It’s Fred. I wanted to write to you and see how you were. I talked to Adrian and I heard he was going to spend a couple days with you. I’m glad. He also told me about what you’re mum did. I know that must’ve been hard. I know this summer is going to be hard for you, so I wanted to see if you wanted to spend the first month with us? I was thinking it could help you feel normal again. Plus, Bill and Charlie are coming down for a little bit, and I know they miss you. We all do, especially me and my mum. She really wants you to come over. She said you can stay in our room or Ginny’s room if you want. Please write back soon. Have fun with Adrian.
I laughed at his letter. It was always my favorite to stay at The Burrow, especially when Bill and Charlie were there. Talking about dragons with Charlie was the best because he knew so much, and Bill was just cool. I wanted to go so bad, but I didn’t want them to treat me differently or act weird around me.
I handed Adrian the letter so he could read it and ran downstairs to ask my parents what they thought.
“Can I stay at The Burrow for a month? Fred asked and Molly said it was alright.”
My parents just looked at each other and then looked at me. “Pumpkin, are you sure you’re up for that?” My dad asked me.
“It’s Fred and George. Of course I’m up for it.” They looked at each other again. “Come on. Out of everyone they will help me get back to my normal self, and then you can stop treating me like I’m in a bubble.”
“You can go,” my mum said.
I squealed and hugged them both before running upstairs to Adrian.
“What did they say?”
“They said yes,” I said while jumping.
“I’m glad. You could use some Weasley twin time.” We both laughed at his comment. “Well come on then. Write him back.”
“Bloody hell, Pucey. Give me a second to breathe.”
“No time for that aye”
I pulled out a piece of parchment and wrote him back.
Sorry it took a while to answer. I would love to go to The Burrow. My parents told me it was alright, so write back with when you want me to come.
I spent the next couple of days having fun with Adrian and writing letters with Fred. I was going to his house tomorrow. Adrian helped me get back into quidditch. I was the hufflepuff keeper and captain, so he told me there was no way I could quit.
Once it was time for Adrian to leave, we bid our goodbyes. We promised we would write to each other all summer, so we didn’t have to worry about catching up when we go back to school.
I finished packing up my trunk when Remus and Tonks walked into my room.
“You ready?” Remus asked.
“Should be. Are you two bringing me to The Burrow?”
“No. Dad is. We just came to say bye. We’re going to be with Sirius this summer,” Tonks answered.
“That doesn’t mean we aren’t an owl away,” Remus added. I laughed and we all said goodbye. Before leaving, Remus brought my trunk downstairs.
After the two of them left, I said goodbye to my mum and Gipley. I then took my dad’s hand and apparated to The Burrow.
It was a bumpy ride, but once we hit the ground I looked up and saw the funky house I loved so much. I let go of my dad’s hand and saw my favorite ginger’s through the windows of the house.