A Hogwarts Romance

Lilly is a fifth year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She expects school to be boring this year with nothing interesting. Then she meets new boy Zach. Tall, dark and handsome, Lilly is intrigued with Zach and Zach with Lilly. But is everything too perfect and what is Lilly's best friend hiding?

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23. Chapter 23

Chpt 23

Lilly remembered falling asleep wrapped in warm, comfortable arms. Zach's arms she presumed. Eyes still shut tight, she wriggled a tiny bit and still found herself snuggled up in the same arms.

She smiled to herself at the surprising warmth and nuzzled further. She heard a deep sigh and felt the arms tighten. She opened her eyes and looked up, still smiling and gasped.

She was looking into the startlingly green eyes of Dean, his face inches away from hers. She looked down and saw that it wasn't Zach's arms she was held in but Deans.

His eyes widened.

"Hey." He whispered, still shocked.

"Hey." Lilly replied slowly. She looked around the Common Room and found Annah and Jared both sprawled out, still deep in sleep on the rug by the fire and no Zach.

Lilly and Dean were cuddled together on a comfy chair, out of view from the others.

"Where's Zach?" Lilly asked.

"I think he went to bed before we all fell asleep." Dean replied.

"Oh. Okay. Um. How did this happen?" She gestured to both of them.

"I'm not really sure." Dean sighed. "It just did. But if it counts for anything you're really comfy."

Lilly laughed and lay her head back on the chair.

"Thanks. So is your arm. Very actually."

Dean laughed, a husky, gruff noise.

"Don't worry. We didn't....do anything." Dean said reassuringly.

"We didn't?" Lilly asked. Dean shook his head. Lilly sighed in relief and smiled.

"I should move, but you're like a hot water bottle!"

"Don't move then." Dean laughed.

Lilly groaned. "I have to."

"Okay then. But promise we'll do this again?"

"What talk or cuddle?" Lilly joked.

Dean laughed. "Both." Winking as he said it and going up to his dorm after lifting Lilly up and placing her on her feet. Lilly wasn't sure whether he was joking. Something told her he wasn't.

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Zach came down to the Common Room an hour later.

He tapped on Lilly's shoulder, making her jump.

"Yeah?" She asked, trying to sound casual.

"I'm sorry." He said sadly.

"Okay."

Zach's forehead creased as he frowned. "Just okay?"

"What do you want me to say Zach?" Lilly replied.

"Anything. Just. Say what you want to."

"Zach. I just can't deal with you being jealous. You know how I feel about you and yet you doubt me. What's that even about?" Lilly sighed.

"It's... Hard to explain."

"Oh yeah? Know what else is hard to explain?" Lilly stood up and walked slowly to Zach, he inhaled sharply.

"Why I can't do this anymore." And she shoved past him and ran up to her dorm before she burst into tears.

After what felt like hours of crying Lilly sunk into her damp pillow and sighed, exhausted.

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