Jackie never fit in, when she was accepted to Hogwarts, she expected things to be different, but they got worse. As her family deserts her and she struggles with making a friend, will Jackie make it at her first year at Hogwarts?


6. Apology NOT Accepted

The next morning I put on my game face and tried to ignore everyone. I was doing pretty well until i literally walking into Drew. I jumped back and ducked my head down. Drew beamed at me, like he hadn't screwed me over.

"Jackie!" He cried.

I tried to walk past him but he kept walking next to me. I walked faster and so did he. I took a wrong turn and so did he. He was following me.

"Do you think that you could help me with Charms in the library today?" Drew asked calmly.

I tried to keep my temper. I tried to ignore him, but I just popped. I turned to face him. I could feel the red flushing into my face. 

"No, I cannot help you, Drew. You can't just do that! You can't just make me feel special, then go off and flirt with another girl in the library the next day! I'm not going to wait around for you to decide that one day you like me, and another like some other girl. I'm not just going to watch you make another girl feel special from behind a bookshelf until you like me again. It doesn't work like that. I 'm an idiot, but not as much as you. I shouldn't have trusted you, but you seemed so nice, I didn't think that you would do that to me," I shouted at him. 

"Jackie, I didn't-" Drew started.

I turned around before he could finish his sentence. I ran. I ran down the corridors and into the great hall. I grabbed toast, even though I wasn't hungry and hurried out to the empty courtyard. I sat under the willow tree and tried not to cry. I was such a wimp. I was nothing more than a naive baby. How could I have believed him?

I tried to take a bite of toast, but it tasted like sand so I threw it into the lake for some weird animal to eat. 

I sat there for a long time, thinking. Maybe Drew never thought of me like I thought of him. I hadn't realized at the time, but I really liked Drew. I may have even loved him. Drew held my hand, but it could of just been a friendly gesture. He hadn't kissed me or anything. he was just nice to me, and maybe he wasn't actually flirting with me, just being nice. I stayed in the courtyard for a long time. 

I didn't move until I felt a hand on my shoulder. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Drew perched behind me. 

"Jackie," He asked softly, "Can we talk?"

"Fine. Talk," I said without looking at him.

"I really like you," Drew said, "I mean, I really like you,"

I ignored him. How could he say these things after I had seen him be even more flirty with another girl?

"Jackie," Drew whispered, "Why are you mad?"

I didn't speak for a very long time until I finally croaked, "I saw you with another girl. I saw you being all romantic with her. I thought you liked me, maybe even loved me, but I was wrong!"

"Jackie, I do like you, and maybe even love you. The first time I laid eyes on you I knew that I wanted to be with you. I don't know how to feel, but..." Drew started.

"STOP," I said, "Don't tell me that you love me. I met you two days ago and if you loved me or even liked me you wouldn't have been with that other girl,"

"Jackie," Drew said. "I don't know what love is, but I think his might be it. I was with that other girl because i wanted to see if you really loved me. I was playing hard to get. I thought that if you really felt the way about me that I feel about you, you would just try harder to get me," 

"So you were screwing with that other girl's mind, making her think that you liked her and you were playing with me?! You were trying to see how far I would go for you? You're a git Drew, and this isn't love!" I yelled.

I got up and grabbed my stuff, then I ran. I didn't turn when I heard Drew call out to me. I hadn't realized how long I had been in the courtyard. I had missed potions and Herbology was about to start. I dashed into the greenhouse and took a seat. Drew scrambled in a few minutes later, and took a seat next to me. I ignored him.

Halfway through class we had to work together on something and he was leaning way to close to me. All I could think about was how much I hated him. Then, out of the blue, Drew leaned over and kissed me. I panicked and pulled away from him.

"What are you doing?" I whisper shouted at him. 

"I love you," Drew said bashfully.

"You dick!!! this is not love and you need to get away from me!" 

"Jackie please!"

I didn't talk to him for the rest of the day, despite him following me around. I was over him, for good. 

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