Original poster: rakina
Title: Another Year
Author Notes: Challenge #22, Back To School
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The train reaches Hogsmeade: the end of the line.
He’s already there, in the castle, waiting. He lurks in the depths like a worm in the heart of an apple. Waiting for me.
Nobody mentions him. It doesn't matter - my mind is already there, standing in front of him, awaiting his move. He always makes the moves, I always react.
A year ahead of me. Another year of persecution; of sarcasm, bullying, taunting. As he teases and beckons in the darkest way that only I understand. But dare not respond to.
Another year ahead of me. Another wasted year.