His Hufflepuff ; Fred Weasley

Chapter 60

β€œHi guys!” I said enthusiastically, smiling at my friends who were still sitting in a corner of the courtyard. Well, it was only really Melba, Nate and Callie. β€œHow’re you doing? Did anything exciting happen?”

β€œWhat did Fred do?” Melba asked. β€œI swear if he cheated on you again—”

I shrugged and got down on the ground, leaning against the wall. I crossed my legs, folded my arms over my chest and looked at my friends.

A sigh escaped my lips and I then closed my eyes to keep myself from crying again. George spend so much time cheering me up, trying to get my thoughts away from Fred.

George was a good friend. I appreciated him but I hated that he shared a face with Fred. It made it harder to look at him without crying.

β€œHe simply fucked Angelina.” I said through a heavy breath. I opened my eyes and looked at my friends, forcing a smile while I shrugged again. β€œThis time he admitted it himself. He didn’t just kiss her. He straight up had sex with her.”

I closed my eyes again only for a second but when I opened them again, Melba and Callie were both hurrying inside. They weren’t wearing their robes. They had thrown them on Nate and were currently pushing up their sleeves while marching inside of the castle.

β€œWhy do I always end up with their robes when they decide to go commit manslaughter?” Nate asked, frowning as he started folding the robes, placing them on the grass next to him. β€œAre you okay?”

β€œCouldn’t be better.” I shrugged and moved over to sit next to him. β€œPromise me something?”

β€œWhat?”

β€œNever cheat on Callie.” I told him.

β€œI would never.” He told me. β€œWe argue a lot but she’s my queen.”

I hummed, leaning my head on his shoulder. He grabbed my hand and held it in his, lacing our fingers while using his other hand to comfortable brush mine.

β€œI’m sorry he did that to you.” He said, squeezing my hand. β€œI’m stronger than the two girls combined. Need me to really kick Fred’s ass?”

I shook my head.

β€œNo need. I’m pretty sure Melba and Callie are on it.” I said. β€œI hope they kill him.”

I laughed and Nate let go of my hand to wrap his arm around me. My laugh then turned into sobs as I broke into tears once again.

β€œOh, J.” He sighed, wrapping his other arm around me as well. β€œI don’t care what you say. If I see him sometime soon, I’m gonna punch him. I don’t care how fucked up he is from Melba and Callie confronting him. And just you wait until Seth finds out. He’ll go crazy.”

He was right, and after the first time Fred cheated, I would probably have tried to stop my friends from hurting him but now I didn’t really care. I fucking hoped he died. I hated him and this time it was over. I was never forgiving him after this.

β€œIt hurts.” I whispered against Nate’s chest. β€œIt hurts so fucking much.”

β€œI know.” he whispered, rubbing my arm while holding me tightly. β€œBut you’ve gone through this once before. You know it gets better. Easier. Only five more months of school and then you never have to see his face again.”

β€œFucking can’t wait for that day.” I sobbed. I lifted my head to look at him. β€œDo you know where Nick is? Did he come back after he stormed off?”

β€œNoβ€” I think he’s sad about Cedric.” He said with a sigh. β€œHe heard he and Cho talk earlier about living together when she graduates. Though I think that’s over now. Johnson totally outed Seth and Cho to Cedric and Seth is currently fleeing, trying to survive the day.”

I sighed and ran a hand over my face before sitting up straight.

β€œDo you mind if I go see Nick?” I asked. β€œI don’t want to leave you all alone but I want to assure him that none of us would hate him for being gay, or bisexualβ€” whatever he identifies as.”

β€œOf course I don’t mind.” Nate smiled. β€œBut you’re alright? I don’t want to get the news later that you threw yourself off the astronomy tower.”

β€œI’m not going to kill myself.” I muttered and rolled my eyes. I patted his head, then made my way inside, muttering under my breath. β€œNot yet, anyways.”

My heart was aching and it was shattered into a million pieces but right now I wanted to be there for Nick because I knew he was going through his own heartbreak with loving Cedric, even if he won’t admit to it.

I see Nick as a younger brother that I need to protect. He’ll always come before me. I’ve always done that. Pushed my own problems away if he needed me.

β€œHey sweetie.” I smiled softly when I entered the Hufflepuff basement where Nick sat on one of the sofas, staring into the fire. β€œWhat’re you doing?”

I walked over to the back of the sofa and leaned on it. I ran my hand through Nick’s hair, messing it up and in annoyance, he groaned and moved away from me.

β€œWhat’s wrong?” I asked, walking around the sofa to sit next to him. β€œTalk to me.”

He looked at me and frowned when he saw my face. β€œWhy’ve you been crying?”

β€œDon’t worry about that.” I said. β€œYou’re upset about something and I don’t want you to walk around with it on your own. I know how that feels and it’s not healthy.”

He sighed and leaned back against the sofa with a slight pout on his face.

β€œAlright—” he breathed. β€œWell, Julie. I thinkβ€” I’mβ€” I like—”

β€œBoys?” I asked, causing his head to snap in my direction. β€œYeah, I know.”

β€œOh great. You know.”

β€œYeah.” I shrugged. β€œWhat, did you think we wouldn’t be accepting of you. I mean, Melba’s gay too and have we ever said or done anything apart from supporting her?”

Nick leaned his head back on the sofa, looking at me.

β€œNo but it’s different. There’re so many people who think it’s hot when it’s girl on girl but when it’s boy on boy, it’s just disgustingβ€” apparently.”

β€œAw, Nick.” I pouted, hugging him. β€œWe don’t care about your sexuality. We love you for who you are.”

He hugged me back, resting his chin on my shoulder while I swayed us from side to side.

β€œYou like Ced, don’t you?” I whispered. Nick groaned, pulled out of the hug and threw himself back against the sofa.

β€œYes I do.” He shook his head. β€œBut he’s with fucking Cho.”

β€œActually—” I breathed. β€œCedric found out about her cheating. I think he’s currently chasing Seth around the castle, trying to kill him.”

Nick let out a soft laugh.

β€œI don’t think Cedric’s into guys anyway.” He shrugged. β€œNow tell me, why have you been crying?”

I pushed myself out of the sofa and slowly made my way over to the plant that stood on the fireplace. I took one of the leaves in my hand, then turned around and folded my arms over my chest.

β€œFred and Iβ€” we broke up.”

Nick’s eyebrows fell into a frown and he stood up himself.

β€œDid he cheat again?”

I nodded.

β€œWas only really a matter of time, wasn’t it?”

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