2. Suppressing The Feelings
My feelings for Him have always been the same, I've tried to hide them from myself as much as I have everyone else, in the smallest attempt to make me stop wanting the impossible, Hermione helped me, she told me to get over it, actually talk to him rather than run away, and make an effort with other guys. So I did.
I guess that's when I realised I was popular amongst the lads, they all seemed keen to talk to me, and flirt, so I went along with it. Never had I had trouble making someone fall for me (other than the obvious).
When I and Michael first got together, there was a lot of gossiping going around school. Things being said such as, 'how did he manage to pull her?' Quite what that was supposed to mean I had no idea, but nevertheless, Michael did take my mind from Harry a little.
This was hard for me though, Harry had practically started living with us, he'd go to his muggle relatives for a couple of weeks a year, otherwise he was at Hogwarts, or The Burrow. So I never had a chance to completely forget about him.
There wasn't even anyone I could talk to, he was basically family, and Hermione was his best friend. So that was definitely not happening. I just had to trust myself that I would control my feelings. I had no choice, I had to believe in myself.
Because of this, when Michael and I broke up, I found a replacement as soon as possible (I know, makes me sound like a slut) but it was the only way I could truly hide my true feelings for Harry.