Ginny broke the kiss as the hall door burst in. Standing in full glory beyond it, was Brooklyn Jones.
Ginny and Draco were on their feet instantly, wands pointed at the blonde girl. Brooklyn looked at the two of them. For a moment there was an almost paupable silence.
"They're dead. All of them." Brooklyn whispered.
Ginny and Draco stared. "Who?" Ginny finally managed to ask.
Brooklyn smiled. "All the Death eaters. I hunted down every one. And killed them. You're both safe."
For a moment all Ginny could do was stare. Then she dropped her wand and hugged Brooklyn.
Brooklyn stared for a few moments before returning the hug.
Brooklyn ran a hand through her hair and sighed. She couldn't believe she had done that. That she had just walked away. She could have taken Ginny. They could have had it all. She could have been in love.
But she wasn't and she knew it. She had to accept that. She had to let sleeping dragons lie, untouched until she had nothing left.
She sighed again. But what did she have? She could return to Baudilaire, but what waited for her there? More schooling. She might have to spend another ten, twelve years until she was able to graduate. The school had a very odd curiculum.
She looked back at Lover's Ridge Manor. A thought nudged her conscious mind and she frowned. If Ginny wasn't her true love, how was she able to find Lover's Ridge?
Ginny had mentioned another inhabitant, but...
Brooklyn's thoughts scattered as a white owl bearing the crest of Baudilaire dropped a letter into her hand.
Or is it?
(A/N: Short I know, but I wanted to get this finished so I could start on the sequel. Chapter one ot it should be up soon. I usually don't do more than one update aday, but I have the rest of the week set, so I thought I'd give you a treat.
To TheDeathOfVolders- I know how you feel. Never enough time