Bleeding Soul and Silent Screams

Chapter 24 You

"You know I'd die just to hold you, stay with you
Somehow I'll show you that you are my night sky
I've always been right behind you
Now I'll always be right beside you

So many nights, I've cried myself to sleep
Now that you love me, I love myself
I never thought I would say that
I never thought there'd be you"


Ginny forced herself up the stairs. Even though the Astronomy Tower was only two stories up, it seemed like a lot more when she could feel the pain from her wounds. With each ragged breath she pushed herself up the staircase and kept her thoughts on Draco. If he wasn't there she wasn't sure what she was going to do. If she didn't talk to him that night, what would she say to him the next day? Would she even be able to talk or would it just be awkward silence?

Draco lay in the tower looking up at the night sky. He thought of all the incidents that happened. He remembered telling Dumbledore exactly about everything that happened, but none of it seemed to register in his mind. It was just a blur, a surreal blur.

He had saved Ginny, like he had promised to do. And now there was nothing left for him. No family, no life, no friends to return to and all the while his thoughts remained on Ginny. She had hit a rough patch in her life, but surely her family would know about it and give her what she desired. She would go back to them with open arms and forget about him. She had a family who loved her, and always did and he had no one. It was now Draco's turn to be left in the darkness. He felt a tear run down his cheek as he gazed into the sky and thought of Ginny.

Ginny reached the top of the Astronomy Tower and felt a rush run through her heart as she saw Draco lying there. She watched as he sat up and slowly turned around with a look of surprise on his face.

"Ginny, what are you doing here?" he asked quietly.

Something about the tone of his voice made her feel uneasy.

"I came to see you," she replied after taking a deep breath.

"Oh," Draco said with a cold tone. Even though he wanted to feel her in his arms, even though his heart wanted it more than anything in the world he pushed it all away with all the will he had. He knew Ginny loved him, but he would cause her pain and he couldn't bare to live with that, "How'd you get out of the Hospital Wing?"

"I snuck out. Look, Draco I really want to talk to you and-" She began but suddenly stopped when Draco grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the staircase.

"Did your mum even see you?" he asked pulling her.

"Yes, Draco stop! I have to talk to you! Please, stop dragging me!" Ginny cried.

"You have to see your mum and your brothers. They miss you terribly and want to help you," he answered tugging on her arm again but she finally managed to break his grip.

"Draco, why are you acting like this?" she whispered as tears began to stream down her face, "Please, tell me what's wrong."

"Nothing is wrong," he said trying to keep his voice from shaking, "Come on you have to go back to the infirmary."

"What's wrong with you? I come to talk to you and all you do is push me away!" Ginny cried again.

"What do I have left to give you, Ginny? Huh? What more do I have to offer? Nothing. Your family loves you and cares about you. Go back to them, that's where you belong. Go back to them and leave me."

Draco turned around and gazed back at the stars.

"Don't push me away, damn it!" Ginny screamed as the tears fell from her eyes, "I don't care about them! You were the one who saved me and told me it would be alright! You were the one who taught me that I'm not the only one who feels pain! You were the one who taught me it was okay to cry! I'm not going to let you push me away after all of this! Just because you've given up doesn't mean I will!"

By then Draco could feel the pain welling up in his heart as tears began to form in his eyes.

"I have nothing and I am no one. What more do you want, Ginny?" he said turning around.

"You," she whispered.

Before she had even a moment to think, their lips found each others. His lips were so soft and so gentle that Ginny melted at his touch. She could smell and taste him and it was the best moment of her life. It was like her own peace of heaven that no one else could have and it only belonged to the both of them. As they both pulled away Draco wrapped her in a tight hug as tears of happiness feel freely.

"I love you so much, Ginny," he whispered.

"I love you too," She whispered back.

Ginny pulled away as the both sat down. She leaned against his chest as he wrapped his arms protectively around her.

"Gin, I think this is yours," he said as he pulled the knife from his pocket.

"Where'd you get it?" she asked.

"I took it from you when you fainted. I figured the nurse wouldn't be to pleased if she saw it in your hands," Draco replied.

"I don't need it anymore," Ginny said with a smile and threw it as far as she could in to the forest.

They stayed in the tower until the early morning sunrise began to shine behind the trees.

"We'd better go before we get caught up here," Draco said.

Ginny felt the warmth leave her when he released her from his arms but felt it come back when he put one around her waist.

"You know I've been thinking," Ginny started.

"About what we should call each other. You know, our nicknames? Like I could call you Drakie," she offered with a sly smile.

"Oh please don't. Only Pansy calls me that and its embarrassing enough having to deal with that through every meal," He replied with a chuckle.

"So what are we going to do about your brothers? I'm sure they'll be after me when they find out," Draco said hesitantly.

"Don't worry about them, they owe me. And even if they do we'll deal with it one day at a time," Ginny replied planting a kiss on his lips.

"Deal," he said as he gave her another kiss and they both walked down the stars.

A/N: THE END! Wow the last chapter. Even though it's a little cliché of an ending I couldn't leave Ginny miserable for the rest of the story. Well I hope you enjoyed. I'm not sure if I'll be doing an epilogue or a sequel it all depends on what comes to mind. But if I get enough reviews I might put in something hinthint. Anyway even if this is the end, and I'll be sad to say if it is, I've got new ideas for another story so I'll be posting that when I get everything in place. SO thank you to all my wonderful reviewers you guys are awesome and you make me want to keep on writing!