The American

The New Guy.

Laurel

Finally, after a long ass train ride, my sore ass can stand up and stretch out. I could swear I was beginning to grow sores from sitting for so long. During the prefects meeting on the train, they gave all of the fifth years a rundown of what is expected of us, and a refresher to the older prefects. I would like to say that I was surprised that Draco sat with me during the meeting, but I’m not. He sat right next to me the whole time with his hand rested on my thigh.

He knew what he was doing, that asshole.

Once the train came to a complete halt, all prefects got up to fulfill their train duties. Everyone that is except Draco. He insisted on staying behind for a minute to take care of something. I wasn’t sure what he meant by that, but I figured to just let it go.

After the carriage ride to the castle, all of the prefects and I entered the Great Hall together, except Draco. He had never caught up with us. I decided to just brush it off again, it’s not like he was with Pansy since she was with me the whole time much to my dismay.

The remaining Slytherins and I joined the other students for dinner as the sorting ceremony began.

“Where have been? Don’t think I’m going to cover for you all the time again this year!” Pansy spat the second Draco was close enough to her where she didn’t have to shout. “I had to take care of something. Lets leave it at that.” He responded to her taking a seat next to me not once removing his eyes and smile off of me.

“So what’s the deal with you two? Are you dating or just fucking?” Daphne asked in disgust with a slight laugh in the back of her throat.

“Mind your business, Greengrass. If we wanted you to know, we’d tell you.” He turned to her. I rolled my eyes while blushing. Do I want us to be more? Maybe, yeah eventually, but I like what we’re doing right now. Just having fun, right?

The first years walked in with McGonagall to be sorted, and the thoughts in my mind were put on a complete freeze when I saw a someone who looked to be much older than the rest of the group. Very familiar. Very attractive.

Fuck!

“Who’s the new bloke?” Theo asked when he saw him with everyone else. “No clue, but he’s cute that’s for sure.” Pansy said practically drooling.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the boy until he turned his head almost as if it were in slow motion. He brushed his long, greasy black hair back and flashed me a wink. Theo noticed and quickly whipped his head to me with a devilish grin on his face.

“Looks like Malfoy has some competition.” He snickered, earning laughs from some of the other boys aside from Draco himself, he didn’t seem to find it funny.

“Shut up, it’s just Grant.”

Shit.

“Grant, huh?” Theo teased while everyone else including Draco had eyes on me waiting for an explanation.

“Old classmate. I don’t know him, just know of him. Quite the heartbreaker if anyone was wondering. Pansy you should go for it.”

She snarled her face at my attempted insult, but I know it struck a nerve.

Everyone seemed to drop the subject once we heard he was sorted into Gryffindork. Hopefully he doesn’t get brought up again. I don’t feel like explaining to the whole school how I actually know him.

I noticed Grant was sitting next to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, laughing, flirting with Ginny, and I won’t like when I say it pissed me off. Was I jealous? Not really, more so irritated. I knew what he was capable of. I need to warn Ginny about him. I suddenly wasn’t hungry.

“I’m going to head back to the dorms. I’m not feeling good.” I told Draco. “Are you alright? Do you want me to go with you?”

“No, no. I’ll be fine.” I felt my throat begin to dry up. “I’m just going to go to sleep. I’ll see you tomorrow.” I told him. He nodded and I stood up and walked off to exit the Great Hall.

“El.” Chills went down my spine when I heard the familiar voice call me by one nickname I haven’t been called in quite some time. I couldn’t move. I wanted to turn around and hex the fuck out of him, but I couldn’t make myself move.

“El, we need to talk.” He said as he stepped closer to me. “You know, about what happened.”

“No, Grant. We don’t. Why are you here?” I snapped turning to look at him.

“Got kicked out of Ilvermorny.” He said. I scoffed. Of course he got kicked out. Probably for preforming dark magic on first years or something. His rebellious and rambunctious behavior finally caught up on him.

“Why am I not surprised?” I asked with a small laugh.

“El, it’s not funny. It was here or Durmstrang and Clayton told me you were here. I thought it was a great idea for us to fix thin-”

“Stop calling me El. That was never your name to call me. You think you can just eliminate him, and take over everything that was his? You are wrong for that.”

“Oh come on, you can’t be on about all of that shit still. That was almost two years ago, El. Get over-”

“You just stood there while they tortured him, Grant!” I yelled at the careless boy as tears began to well up in my eyes. “I begged you to make them stop, but you wouldn’t. You are the reason he’s dead. His blood is all over your hands!”

I was so infuriated at the moment. I was shaking, fighting back the tears that were trying to stream down my face. He reached out to touch my hand which I quickly retracted from him. “Don’t touch me!” I yelled.

“I’m fucking sorry, El. What the hell do you want me to do? Bring him back? I can’t! You didn’t just lose a boyfriend that day you know! I lost my brother!”

I scoffed at his words, shaking my head with a disgusted smile. It was bad enough that he thought he could just come into my life thinking I would forget everything that happened, but I couldn’t. He was one sole reason that I lost one of the most important people in my life. I was done with this conversation, not wanting to say anything else because I knew if I did, it would land me in trouble. I turned to walk away when he reached to grab my wrist, squeezing it with a tight grip and pulled me towards him.

“Oi! Let her go!”

I turned to see Theo rushing towards me. Grant quickly released his tight grip from my wrist. I took it into my other hand and began massage it. “You okay?” Theo asked me. I nodded and he turned his glare back to Grant.

“Who the hell is this? Your boyfriend? You sure moved on from Clayton quickly.”

“I’m her brother you bloody idiot.” Theo said stepping towards him. “And I suggest you watch what and how you speak to my sister.”

“Look, man. I don’t want any trouble. I just wanted to catch up with El.” Grant turns to me and flashes a smirk. “She’s an old friend.”

“Funny, because it looked to me that she wanted nothing to do with you.”

Grant threw his hands up in defense and started stepping backwards. “I’ll see you around then, El. Perhaps next time we won’t be interrupted by your brother.” He winks and turns away. I shook my head at his attitude as whole and started back towards the dorms. Theo quickly caught up with me and had a million and one questions.

“I thought you didn’t know him that well?”

“I don’t want to talk about it Theo. Not now, not with you.” I told him. “Okay, but it looked like.. It looked like you two were close.”

“I said I don’t want to talk about it!” I snapped. I took a breath and turned to my brother to apologize. “Look, I just.. I don’t want to talk about it right now. It’ll all get taken out of context. It’s not a big deal. I do ask that you don’t tell Draco about what happened though, please.”

He didn’t say anything, just nodded. I could only hope that Theo didn’t hear anything. He didn’t need to know that I was the witness to a murder during my third year. No one needed to know about my past, not yet at least.

I wish I had girl friends.

A/N Okay, sooooo i know this isn’t the update you guys were wanting, but i promise the next one will be better and there will be sex. I just had a random idea and wanted to spice things up a bit by adding a new character and background. In the next couple of chapters, you’ll get to find out about Grant, what he did, and his connection with Laurel.

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