Soon afterwards Amaris was living in Ginny's room with Hermione and Ginny. She insisted on sleeping on the floor. At that I smiled, not only beautiful, but polite. I figured out my jealousy and happiness. I was falling for our guest, the runaway.
But soon enough, I would have to go back to Hogwarts without Amaris. This was crazy. I didn't even know if she liked me back. This was driving me mad. I decided to ask her if she liked me before leaving for Hogwarts. And I had to find a way to tell her about magic. I didn't care that it was probably illegal. She needed to know.
I walked out of my room to see Amaris pass by. Her black curls bounced on her shoulders as she walked. It was strange how nervous I got around her. I almost didn't believe what was happening to me. I took a deep breath....
"Hey, Amaris." and jumped
"Hey, Fred?" She raised an eyebrow
"Yes," I laughed, "I'm Fred. Nice guessing skills."
"Thanks," She blushed, "But you're the one who always wants to talk to me."
"Oh," I turned pink, "I do want to talk to you."
"Okay," She smiled at me
"Somewhere, um, else." I was slowly going from pink to red
"Okay, where?" She asked
"Does the garden work for you?" I replied, "In about a half an hour?"
"Sure," She blushed
And so, I planned and schemed like this was a prank. I was good with pranks, why did this have to be any different? All I was going to do was reveal my magic and my crush on a girl I barely knew. No problem...
So when I was ready, my words rehearsed and my ego prepared for rejection, I went out to the garden. I sat on a rock and looked at the roses in my hands. I paused, contemplating, then finally I pulled out a rose and tossed the others behind me. I sat there for a while, waiting, but I gave up. I stood and started walking back inside.
"Is that for me?" A voice behind me asked
"I thought you weren't going to show." I admitted
"I didn't ask that," She pointed out
"Fine," I sighed, "Yes, they are for you."
"Thanks," She smiled taking the rose out of my hand, "What did you want to talk about?"
"Well, um, I like you." I turned red
"Oh," She turned pink, "Fred,"
"Yeah," I sighed, "You don't like me, do you?"
"No, Fred." She shook her head, "I do."
"Really?" I asked
"Yeah," She bit her lip
"I have one more thing to tell you." I sighed, "And you have to keep it a secret."
"Okay," She shrugged
"I'm a wizard," I admitted