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Silver Child

By Silver Sailor Ganymede

The cold air bites my face as I sit on the wall of the Astronomy Tower. I look out at the sunrise, and sigh. I had forgotten how beautiful the sunrises here are. It is a wonderful view from up here; a pity that this is the last time I'll ever see it. My life ends on this new day; too long I have lived this life, always giving, never receiving.

The reason I want to put an end to it all is simple. I am a Silver Child. Silver Child, never gold. Always striving hardest, always being but second best. Silver Child. Serpent Child: Evil Slytherin. Yes, I am a Slytherin, and we of the damned house of Salazar always seem to be pushed aside in favour of the Golden Children of Gryffindor.

I look around once more, and a single tear falls down my face. Now eternal darkness will claim me, and I will suffer no more.

At school the Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Golden Gryffindors shun me. My only family is my own house, the house of the serpent tongued wizard, and even they seem distant to me.

I stand upon the wall, facing the open air, and point my wand towards my chest. So it has come to this, all because of my Hogwarts house. All because of the fact I am not accepted in the world of Muggles or the world of Wizards. All because of the fact that my blood gave me a choice that was in no way a choice.

The yew wand points directly at my heart, and I whisper the fatal words, "Aveda Kedavra". Then I am falling into perfect darkness, into death.

And then I awaken, and my eyes turn red. My darkest wish always comes to me in my dreams. But then the voice at the back of my head speaks. It always says this, "You shall not die, you cannot die. You are soon to be immortal. Soon the Muggles will pay for how they treated you".

I listen to this voice, and a travesty of a smile appears on my face. No, I cannot die; I am already dead. Tom Marvolo Riddle is gone; I am all that is left. I am the Silver Child. I am the Serpent Child. I am the heir to the Founder of this damned House. I am Lord Voldemort.