Breakfast the next morning was completely different to the meal last night; my parents seemed to have calmed down and were ignoring me, not that I cared. Scorpius joined me outside for a morning cigarette, which Gran straight away fussed at us for.
"It's a disgusting habit! Honestly Fleur, Ginny I do not know how you can let them do it." Gran fumed when we came back in, apparently stinking of smoke.
"He's an adult now mother, he can do what he likes. Except move out, that is allowed only when you finish school!" Aunt Ginny warned Scorpius, which made me burst out laughing. He shot me a grin and just shook his head when Ginny asked what was funny.
"What's your excuse Fleur? Dominique is still only sixteen, she has to do what you say." Uncle Percy asked Mum who opened her mouth, but I answered for her.
"Whoa; first of all, Dominique is right here! Secondly, I don't have to do what anybody says and thirdly, even if she had an excuse it's none of your business." One of the things I hated about this family; everybody was in every ones business. Apparently I shocked everybody for defending my mother, what was I supposed to do? Even if we didn't really see eye to eye, she's still my mother and besides, I preferred her over my father.
"Moving on." Dad pressed before an argument broke out. "Dominique, we want you to answer a few questions, living room now." He told me. I just scoffed and shrugged.
"Ask me here, no doubt you'll tell everybody anyway, this way I get to have breakfast and this lot can get the juicy gossip while they eat. Shoot." I told him, smirking when I saw his jaw twitch angrily.
"Fine, first of all; how did your exams go?" Mum asked me before Dad had a chance to speak, or yell at me, again stopping an argument.
"Alright, I scored enough to get onto the N.E.W.T courses at Hoggy's." I shrugged again, noticing how it annoyed my Dad I decided to do it a lot, buttering my toast. I noticed the cousins that were older than me, James, Fred and Molly, all look up quickly. The rivalry in this family pissed me off too.
"What scores did you get? Your headmistress told us she was having them marked the days you sat them." Dad asked me.
"Erm, I know I got an E in Potions and everything else I got an O in." I shrugged again.
"You got O's in everything when you sat the exams six months before everybody else?" Molly asked me, shock on her face.
"Yeah, and?" I didn't even look at her when I answered and just continued eating my breakfast.
"Darling, that is brilliant! I am so proud of you!" Mum grinned. "William?"
"If you sat the exams the same time as everybody else and got the same results than I'd be proud but since you had to sit them six months before because Hogwarts wouldn't accept you without any grades, I'm not proud." Dad told me, frowning. I felt the atmosphere change around me quickly and looked up; nobody really knew what to say or do. The cousins were looking at the adults while the adults looked uncomfortable.
"Dominique? What happened with that boy?" Mum asked me five minutes later, after nobody had spoken.
"You know what happened, we argued, fought and he ended up in hospital and I ended up here." I told her quickly, staring at my plate, appetite gone.
"I know you have a bad temper darling but I know you wouldn't put him through all that pain over an argument. Your Aunt Gabrielle told me that Miquel wrote her saying he's still in hospital and is having to use crutches to walk around. Think of that poor boy Dominique, he played Quidditch didn't he? His chances of becoming a professional player are over before they even started. His parents? How do you think they felt getting that letter from the school? Their son in hospital? You could have killed him Dominique, you could have -" Mum kept going on and on before I snapped. Standing up quickly so my chair went flying back. Before I knew what I was doing I grabbed my glass of orange juice and threw it at the wall.
"DON'T TELL ME THAT! Don't tell me that I could have killed him! I know that! I know I nearly killed him! But you know what? I don't regret it, that bastard deserved everything he got." I screamed at Mum, Dad stood up too and looked at me in surprise, most of my other relatives flinched, Lucy had to move because glass and orange juice covered her.
"Sorry." I muttered, glancing at her and Gran before storming out of the house and into the garden, I punched the wall and screamed in frustration. Memories of that night flooding back into my head.
"Well, well, well. If it isn't the woman of the hour." I heard Peter Daveson's voice from behind me.
"What do you want? This is the girls' bathroom Pete, you can't be in here." I told him, noticing that the door was shut and that we were alone in the room. I'd had a crush on Pete for months, a huge crush, but he was dating one of my friends so we obviously couldn't do anything about it. Lately though Maggie, his girlfriend, had been acting strange, wearing long sleeved clothes and trousers, which she never did, she became quiet and withdrawn and looked like she had spent the past few days crying her eyes out. We all assumed her and Pete were arguing, but he looked fine.
"Isn't it obvious? I want you Domi. I'm sick and tired of Maggie. I want you." He came up close to me and whispered the last bit in my ear, before he started kissing me, my neck, shoulder, face, everywhere he could reach he kissed. It was pretty intense, more so because I'd just gotten out of the shower and was only wrapped in a towel. He tugged at it and it fell to the ground.
"I know how you feel about me Domi, I feel the same but Maggie's always been there so we couldn't do anything. She's asleep now though, I've just left her room. We won't be interrupted." He whispered, not really knowing what I was thinking I grinned and wrapped my arms around his neck, kissing him roughly. Pretty soon he ended up naked too, both of us in the shower stall just in case somebody did come in. Just as we were about to have sex I rolled my head on the wall, my eye catching on the childish graffiti on the stall; 'Domi & Maggie. Friends forever!'
"We can't do this Pete. Maggie's my friend." I tried to stop him but he wouldn't listen. "Pete, no. We can't. She's my friend." I repeated louder, but he still wouldn't stop, he was kissing my neck and shoulders now, his fingers down below and he was hurting me slightly.
"Peter, stop it!" I said louder, trying to push him off me.
"Shut up, stop talking!" He spat at me, putting a hand over my mouth.
"Stop, I don't want to." I tried telling him, pushing his arm off me.
"Dominique! SHUT UP!" He roared, slamming my hand against the wall with his arm, slapping me across the face with the other.
"I said I don't want to. You're hurting me, stop it!" I yelled, never so frightened in my entire life. I hoped somebody was passing and heard my shouts.
"Nobody is going to here. I silenced and locked the doors daft bitch. Honestly, Maggie never put up this much of a fight." He laughed coldly before returning to kiss me, he grabbed my hand and put it against him, which made me want to throw up. Minutes went by, tears falling down my face, I stopped trying to get him to stop it was pointless, he wouldn't stop until he wanted to. Afterwards I'd be dirty, I'd be raped.
Something in me snapped, he was going to rape me and I was doing nothing about it. His shoulder was against my face because of the way he was stood and my hand was still against him so I did what came to me; bit into his shoulder until I could feel blood and grabbed his penis and dug my nails into it. It worked and he jumped backwards, punching me in my face as he did.
"Stupid bitch! Don't you know what I'm capable of?" He taunted me, stepping closer. I grabbed the first thing I could, the shower head. Strength I later guessed came from a mix of adrenaline, werewolf blood and Veela blood, allowed me to rip it of the wall, I hit him over the head with it, hearing a crack. He stumbled for a few steps before standing up straight, knocking it out of my hand and shoving me so I was on the floor. He put a hand around my throat and grabbed between my legs with his other hand, squeezing hard.
"Not nice squeezing down there is it slag? I'm going to enjoy this one even more than Maggie." He yelled, he positioned himself so he was hovering above me, since one hand was around my throat and the other was keeping himself up he couldn't stop me from reaching out and grabbing the shower head. He didn't realise I was hitting him repeatedly, and once he was off me; punching, kicking, stamping, anything to hurt him, on any part of him I could reach. Only when I realised I was kneeling in blood did I stop. I got dressed and then screamed for help. The teachers asked me what happened, I just told them we were going to sleep together but then argued and had a fight that got too far. Not wanting them to look at me the way they would have if they discovered the truth.
I was brought out of my flashback, which made me want to burst out crying, by a hand on the shoulder.
"Don't fucking touch me!" I screamed, punching the hand away before I saw who it was. Scorpius was stood looking alarmed, I knew it wasn't for him but for me.
"Dominique? What happened just then? You completely freaked out. You're freezing, here." He peeled his hoodie of, leaving him in just a t-shirt, and handed it to me. I hadn't realised I was shivering until he mentioned it, that's what I get for standing in the yard in jeans and a t-shirt in the middle of winter in the snow.
"I know, I'm sorry. I just freaked out. She shouldn't have moaned on and on about it. I know what I did, I know how bad I hurt him. I was there!" I ranted, walking up and down in front of him, running my hands through my hair.
"This is why I didn't want to come here. This is why I freakin' hate this place, why I hate them! She couldn't have asked me in private could she? No, now everybody else is going to be thinking about how wild I am, how evil I am for putting that poor, innocent boy in hospital. Truth is that son of a bitch deserved more than what I give him." I carried on ranting, running my hand through my hair and didn't realise I was crying until I felt a tear on my cheek. "Damn it! Stop crying!" I screamed to myself. Scorpius never did anything, for which I was thankful, he just stayed calm and watched me carefully. As I paced and ranted more about how I knew what I did, I saw into the window and could see everybody still in shock, my mother was leant over, picking up pieces of glass while my Dad was sat saying something. I heard the door open and close again and looked to see Albus and Rose come outside.
"Hey, are you ok?" Albus asked me, throwing Scorpius a coat which he put on quickly.
"Yes I'm fine. You have an Apparation license don't you? Good, you and Scorpius can side-along Rose and I. I am not staying in this fucking house with everybody. It's Christmas Eve, let's have some fun!" I said, in practically one breathe. The others didn't have time to answer me before I grabbed Rose's wrist and led her into the house.
"Dominique! Where are you going?" Mum asked me as we ran through the kitchen and up the stairs.
"Get ready! The boys will be coming up in a minute and I'm not bothered, but I'm pretty sure you don't want them to see you naked. We are not going out dressed like this. Help yourself." I told her, looking at her clothes which were the same as mine. They were fine if you were hanging around in the house all day, but I planned on having fun. I opened all three suitcases on mine and Scorpius' bed and immediately looked for an outfit to wear. I needed stylish, comfortable and warm. After much thought, during which both Scorpius and Albus came in and got changed themselves, not seeming bothered about me seeing them in their underwear. Albus stood behind me thankfully, we were close and I loved him but we'd never be that close. Scorpius stood in front of me and changed though, and I saw everything.
No wonder he always had that damn smirk on his face.
Settling on skinny jeans, ankle boots, a large shirt and my all-time favourite leather jacket I started to change too.
"Dom! Family remember?" Albus groaned, I turned and saw him bury his head in his pillow when I took my shirt and Scorpius' jumper off, standing in just my ratty jeans and bra.
"Don't like it, don't look." I shrugged, raising an eyebrow at Scorpius who was looking at me with a smirk, again.
Rose chose an outfit similar to mine, only she wore trainers instead of boots and chose a coat instead of a leather jacket, but she went out of the room to change.
"So what exactly are we doing today?" Scorpius asked me as I fastened my jacket. I left the room, hearing them three following me.
"Going to London, anyway I am not staying in this house all day long." I shrugged, wanting to walk straight past the family, apparently my parents had other ideas.
"Young lady, where are you going? Do you not have anything to say for what just happened?" Dad shouted, standing in front of me.
"I said sorry and I'm going out Dad." I shrugged, waiting for him to move.
"When will you be back?" Gran asked me quietly. Dad glared at her and Mum just sighed.
"Before midnight don't worry." I told her, grabbing Scorpius' arm and leading him out of the house.
"Come on guys. Let's have some fun." I grinned, slowly Scorpius, Albus and Rose grinned too. Before the door shut I swore I heard Uncle Harry laugh, "Hogwarts better watch out. That trio just became a quartet." This then made the majority of the others laugh.