That was the last time I saw Draco Malfoy. It's been almost two years since that day, two years of fighting in this godforsaken war, against a monster that will not die. I have my suspicions about Snape's murder. I know that it was set up to frame me, so that I would be out of the way. Draco getting caught up in it all was just an accident, I'm sure of it. I also have my suspicions about Malcolm Braddock's role in the whole thing, but there's no way I can prove anything. I've not seen Malcolm since that day in court. He's probably deep into Death Eater activities now, too deep to surface anymore. If I ever meet that bastard again, I will kill him without a second thought.

I live with Remus now. Two outcasts simply striving to survive from day to day. Jack and his wife visit us once and awhile, and I enjoy our time together very much. It was painful at first, because it reminded me of Draco, but now I've realized that I can't just shut out my memories of him to numb the pain, that would be like forgetting him, and I won't do that.

I work every day to find Voldemort and to end this once and for all. It's my only goal, my only purpose right now. I have trouble sleeping nights, Draco haunts both my nightmares and my dreams, but Remus is helping me. I don't know what I'd do without him.

I've seen Ron and Hermione once since my return, and they ignored me completely. I find I like it that way. Most of the wizarding community ignores me. Sometimes I want to scream at them, tell them that I'm the only one who can defeat Voldemort. Without me they'd be fucked. But I don't. My only hope is that when the time comes, I can make them release Draco for my part in getting rid of the Dark Lord.

Draco was right about one thing though; there are a lot of closeted wizards. Once and awhile one will come up to me and simply thank me, not saying for what or with very many words, but it's there in their eyes and their smile.

Draco is still my love and my life, he's in everything I do. Amari named us both appropriately; Draco chose the 'right road' and I will live up to my name as well – Bakari: 'one who will succeed'.

I made a promise to Draco, I will get him out of there…

Though this world tears us apart,
we're still together in my heart
I want the world to hear my cry
and even if I have to die,
love will not die -
love will change the world

. - Will Jennings -