In The Shadows

Disclaimer – Me no own, you no sue, got it?

Author's Rambling – OK, it's eight o' clock. I only put chapter four up… what… god, I don't know… erm… about three hours ago, but I am losing interest. I know how it finishes, but I can't think how to get there. OK. I'm going to spoil the end. It's not happy. But that way, I get to do a sequel! I'm big on sequels. A story is not right if there isn't space for a sequel.

According to some test I did on the 'net, I'm a psycho. What do you think, dear readers?

And according to the Seventeen site, I know nothing about Celebs and stuff. Actually, I do, I know loads of little gossipy stuff that is actually totally pointless me knowing. Ah well, I don't read Seventeen, I live near London! I read Total film!

Scarlet Snow – Thank you for not taking any offence at the whole thing last chapter, I was a bit annoyed. Though it was quite a bit longer, wasn't it?

Chapter Five – Everywhere

Turn it inside out so I can see
The part of you that's drifting over me
And when I wake you're never there
But when I sleep you're everywhere
You're everywhere

Just tell me how I got this far
Just tell me why you're here and who you are
'Cause every time I look
You're never there
And every time I sleep
You're always there

'Cause your everywhere to me
And when I close my eyes it's you I see
You're everything I know
That makes me believe
I'm not alone
I'm not alone

I recognize the way you make me feel
It's hard to think
You might not be real
I sense it now, the waters getting deep
I try to wash the pain right over me
Away from me

'Cause your everywhere to me
And when I close my eyes it's you I see
You're everything I know
That makes me believe
I'm not alone
I'm not alone

I am not alone
Whoa, oh, oooh, oh

And when I touch your hand
It's then I understand
The beauty that's within
It's now that we begin
You always light my way
I hope there never comes a day

No matter where I go
I always feel you so

'Cause you're everywhere to me
And when I close my eyes it's you I see
You're everything I know
That makes me believe
I'm not alone

'Cause your everywhere to me
And when I catch my breath
It's you I breathe
You're everything I know that makes me believe
I'm not alone
You're in everyone I see

So tell me
So you see me

Michelle Branch - Everywhere

As Ginny was running as far away as she could, Draco was left wondering. "Then, after that, try falling in love with the son of the man who put you through that year of hell. Try hating him with all your heart, and yet not being able to get him off your mind. I hate you, Draco Malfoy!" Her words ran through his head as if she were still here, shouting the words at him.

She's falling in love with me? When did this happen? And why does she hate me? And why do I care that she's now running away from me and crying?

The feelings surging in his stomach were alien to him. He sat down in a chair, and tried to figure them out.

Ginny was still running. She ran until she could run no more, and collapsed onto her knees. "Why him!" She screamed at the stars. "Why couldn't it have been anyone else but him!?"

She sobbed, brokenly. Her heart felt like it was breaking. I thought I had no tears left. I thought after my first year, I'd have used up my quota of tears.

Stiffly picking herself up, she went to her dorm, still sniffing.


Two days later, Ginny opened her diary. She hadn't seen Draco for two days, since she made her revelation.

Sighing deeply, she picked up her diary quill and started to write.

I didn't want to give my heart away
I didn't want to see
I didn't want to understand
The love you gave to me

I didn't want to miss you
I didn't want to fall asleep to dream
Of all the things you gave to me
Or that's how it should seem

I didn't want to imagine cuddling
Or staying warm in your arms
I didn't want to love you
Or be enchanted by your charms

It happened as I knew it would
I gave in to your devotion
I let you into my heart
And enlightened you to my emotion

Everything was so perfect
It's how I wanted it to be
You were what dreams were made of
You were everything to me

But then something changed
Not in me, but you
Something wasn't supposed to happen
I prompted but didn't hear the truth

I knew that it would end like this
I didn't want it to
I didn't want to cry all night
Or miss your 'I love you's

I didn't want to fall in love
I knew you'd break my heart
But I thought it would be different
Although I knew the truth at start

I wish I hadn't let you
Charm me by your ways
But if there's one thing I want more
It's for you to stay

So please don't say goodbye
Just hold me one more night
Kiss my forehead just like you do
And tell me all will be right

Her heart really was breaking. She'd thought herself in love with Tom Riddle, but those feelings were nothing compared to these.

She sighed again, putting down her quill and closing her diary. A rapping on the window alerted her to an owl outside. She looked at it, confused, before opening her window. The midnight black owl flew in, dropped a letter on her head, and flew back out.

She looked at the letter. She didn't recognise the handwriting, so she picked it up and looked at the crest. It was a snake coiled around the letter M, and she didn't recognise it.

Suddenly, the letter floated out of her hands and opened itself. Immediately, a voice filled the air.

"#Wise men say
Only fools rush in.
But I can't help
Falling in love with you

#Take my hand.
Take my whole life too.
For I can't help
Falling in love with you. #"

Having fulfilled its purpose, the letter dropped to the floor, as if lifeless. Ginny stared at it for a minute, trying to figure out the crest.

M… who do I know with a surname that begins with M? Malfoy, but… could it be? No, Draco wouldn't know that song… would he?

A/R – OK, I'm being generous. Yes, it may be short, but it needs to get out before the ideas totally go, according to my sister.

Yeah, this is A. Nutter's big sister. She said I could try writing, so if it's not up to her usual standard, please tell her why in your review, and she'll try to fix it. The Author's Rambling at the beginning is by A. Nutter. It's now 10:42. That tiny chapter took me a whole two hours and forty two minutes. Madness.

The poem that Ginny writes does not belong to me. I found it on the Internet, and thought it was good. So i put it in. I've not been able to get hold of the Author yet, so I'm sorry.

Hopefully, next chapter should be up tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it as much as you lot are!

I've only had one reviewer so far! I need more!

Hoping to get another chapter out tomorrow,

Thelongestnameintheworld,butican'tbebotheredtowriteitout,soishallbecalledA.Nutter