Normally I'd make you wait a little bit for this, but I think I unintentionally made you guys wait long enough.

Epilogue for Lessons in Life, Love, and Betrayal; Prologue for Remembering Red

Colin Creevey watched the final battle unfold before him hidden behind a boulder. It was the one part of his plan he had no control over. No matter which side prevailed, he was safe himself, it was her he was worrying about. If things didn't go as he hoped, she may die. But that was the price she would have to pay for rejecting him. If Harry hadn't interfered in their relationship, none of this would be necessary. But he had. So Colin had to scheme and plot for months to try and get rid of him. And now the time was here. If Voldemort survived, Harry and Ginny would probably both die, but if Harry survived, so would Ginny. Of course then that would leave killing Harry to Colin and Draco, but they had the element of surprise working for them. Colin knew that if Harry won the final battle, only he and Ginny could go back. If Harry won the battle, he and Draco wouldn't survive the night. Suddenly the entire cliff was illuminated by two blinding lights, one red, one green.

When the lights were gone, so was Voldemort. It was like he had burst into a million pieces. Colin knew what he had to do. He ran over to where Harry was lying on the ground passed out. "Draco! Where are you?" Colin called into the darkness.

"I'm right here," a very nervous boy replied. "Did you know that would happen?"

"No, but now we have to act quickly. Take Harry into the safe house and tie him up. Make sure to use a weight charm on the bindings. I'll follow you with the girl." Colin went over to Ginny's limp body; he was shocked by what he saw. She had scars, but no wounds. "Didn't I just see her covered in blood a few moments ago?" he thought. He quickly dismissed the thought and pulled two vials out of his pocket; a restoration and a sleeping drought. He gently fed both of them to Ginny, making sure she digested them. He picked up her body and carried it to the safe house.

"What do we do now?" Draco asked nervously. "The dark lord is gone, we have no protection."

"We kill Potter, or should I say, you kill Potter."

Draco managed to grin. "I've got a few things I'd like to do to him first."

"Just be fast." Colin carried Ginny out of the room and laid her sleeping body on a blanket on the ground. "I'm sorry you had to go through all of this, love. But you didn't know what was best for you. You didn't realize that being with him would only bring you pain and that being with me was when you'd be happy. I'm sorry I had to put you through this, but it was the only way I could make you see. Harry had a destiny that wasn't intertwined with yours; his destiny involved saving the wizarding world, yours is being with me." Colin leaned forward and hungrily kissed her. "Soon, you'll be returning my kisses. Now shall we go see if Draco has had his fun?" Colin left Ginny on the floor and returned to the room that contained Draco and Harry. "Are you done?"

Draco smiled evilly. "Well, I've removed all his body hair, cut him, let him bleed, and then healed him multiple times, erased his memory several times thrown his body around the room... I think I've had my fun. Did you notice though, the scar is gone?"

"That's strange," Colin said surprised. "Well there were two lights; one that destroyed Voldemort, the other must have been his scar bursting. So he's dead then?"

Draco turned his back to Colin to face his masterpiece of torture lying on the ground. That was the last image he would ever see. While his back was turned, Colin put a knife through his back. Draco collapsed to the ground beside Harry. Colin then wiped his fingerprints off the handle of the knife.

"Sorry, but I couldn't risk having you squeal on me. I had to use you to get rid of Harry in case they used a truth serum on me, but now all I have to do is get rid of the body and take Ginny back." Colin laughed. "Everything is going exactly as I planned. It's just a shame I can't use magic to do all of this." Colin found Harry's wand in Draco's robes and snapped it in half. He then picked up Harry's body and carried it to the edge of the cliff. He threw his body over the cliff, laughing as he watched it hit the rocks multiple times before disappearing into the ocean.

Colin had planned this moment for months. He had led a double life, all so he could have the woman he loved and be rid of the man who took her away from him. He had planned every detail that was within his ability to control, and had prompted all of the details that weren't. Of course he had fallen behind in his school work, and had alienated all of his friends except for Ginny, but now it would all pay off. Except for one thing; Colin finally made a mistake. He hadn't bothered to check and make sure that Draco actually killed Harry.

As Harry's body hit the icy water, the shock brought him back to consciousness. He didn't know who he was or why he was sinking to the bottom of the ocean. He only wished with every ounce of his remaining strength that the bindings would release him and that someone would find him before it was too late.

A/N So this is the temporary end of the journey. I've already written the first 7 or so chapters to the sequel, so it should come pretty fast for a while. Thanks to everyone who didn't give up on my story! Your preview for the sequel: it takes place four years after the end of this story around the new holiday, Harry Potter Day. (And PS to those of you who asked, there is no baby, at least not for Ginny, but if you look very closely you'll see slight hints to the situation though.)