"I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses." -Friedrich Nietzsche
1 month later.
Lilly and Dean sat under a quidditch stand on a plaid picnic blanket. Dean's arm was wrapped around Lilly's waist and her head was on his chest.
Two days ago Zach had left without saying a word to anyone. Everyone knew of what he did to Lilly and he was hated by the whole school. This was the first time Lilly had really felt relaxed.
"Thank you." She said lazily, looking up at Dean.
"For what?" He said, eyebrows pulling together in confusion.
"For being you. And for helping me with... Well. Everything." She reached up and kissed him.
"I did it because I love you Lilly. Anyway that monster's left now so you'll be okay." He smiled.
"I kn-n-now." Lilly yawned mid-sentence.
"Lilly. You're tired. Just shut your eyes. I'll wake you up if anything happens." He smiled down at her, gently running circles on the palm of her hand with his fingers.
"But this was supposed to be our date." Lilly frowned.
"At least I'm with you. Anyway, you deserve some real rest."
"Okay." Lilly mumbled. She pushed herself up and pressed her hands onto Dean's cheeks, looking into his emerald eyes.
"I love you, Dean." She kissed his forehead, then between his eyes, trailing kisses along this cheek until she got to his lips.
"I love you too." Dean pushed forward so his lips met Lilly's.
"Now sleep." He shuffled her down so he could put his arm around her shoulder.
"Be here when I wake up." She mumbled.
She fell asleep with Dean singing her a lullaby. 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles, it was Dean's favourite.
For the first time in weeks Lilly was happy.
It was going to be okay.
Thank you so much for sticking with Lilly!
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