Love me Forever
A/N: Hi guys! This story has been in my mind for months. I hope it is good. Pls read and review!
Cho Chang stood with her arms crossed staring at the open, empty suitcase on her bed. Her flat mate, Marietta sat on the edge of the bed with an amused expression on her pretty features.
"What are you doing?" Marietta asked, staring at her.
"Thinking that maybe this isn't the best idea actually," Cho answered. "Two months is really a long time, isn't it? We're really behind you know and this probably isn't the best time for me to be taking an extended holiday like this and I can just imagine what a mess that horrible Tina Thornton will leave the place in. Maybe I'll owl them and tell them I've changed my mind."
She closed her suitcase and walked over to her desk to write the letter when Marietta jumped off the bed and grabbed her arm.
"You'll do no such thing, Cho!" Marietta exclaimed, grabbing her friend's arm. "Do you know how many people would give their right arm to go on a two-month holiday?"
"I know," Cho said, relaxing her posture. She sank down onto her desk chair.
"So, you are going right? You had better start packing. I know you would agree in the end."
Cho threw a jumper at her best friend. Marietta caught it.
"Hey!" Marietta said giggling. "The point of packing is to get the clothes into the suitcase not throw them at your best mate, Miss Bossy-boots."
"Right," Cho said, getting to her feet and walking determinedly over to the closet and pulling back the doors. There were a few simple dresses and trousers and shirts and jumpers. Sensible clothing was the rule of the day. None of these outfits looked like a sensible wardrobe for a tropical, exotic island.
"What should I bring?" she asked, staring blankly at her clothes.
Marietta stood beside her and grinned mischievously at her.
Before Cho could stop her, Marietta started flipping through Cho's clothes. Her nose scrunched up in disgust. "Your dress sense used to be so good in school, what is up with you now?"
Although she certainly couldn't see Cho's face since her back was to her, Marietta knew that Cho was probably shaking her head.
"Cho, you can't very well go down to the islands wearing wooly jumpers and corduroys," she said, finally turning to face her friend. "For someone so smart, you have zero fashion sense. Which is why you are so lucky to have me because I happen to have just had a brilliant idea!"
"What?" Cho asked.
"You can borrow some of my summer clothes," Marietta said, an excited expression coming over her face. "Between your stuff and mine, we're going to have you looking fantastic."
"I don't know," Cho said, but Marietta had already disappeared out of the room. "Marietta—"she called out, but Marietta didn't answer. All Cho could hear was the sound of her friend dropping boxes onto the floor. Cho laughed as she sank back down on her desk chair. There was nothing that pleased Marietta more than a fashion or beauty project and Cho shuddered to think what sort of outfits Marietta would suggest. Although they were best friends, their styles couldn't have been more different. Whereas Marietta always stayed abreast of the latest trends and styles, Cho usually opted for whatever was most comfortable.
Cho jumped as she heard a loud crashing sound coming from her flat mate's bedroom.
"Marie? Are you okay?" Cho called out.
"I'm alright," Marietta answered back, her voice a bit muffled. "I just dropped a box. It's okay!"
Cho shook her head and started packing up some of the books and toiletries. She was definitely a reluctant participant on this particular holiday. Her boss at the St.Mungos was a charming young man in his early 30's, and he'd suggested that she take a few weeks off to get her bearings back.
Coming out of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and Wizardry, Cho had been offered a job at the St.Mungos as a healer. So for the past seven years, she'd spent most of her days helping out the injured people. She had deserted herself from most of her school friends.
Marietta was the only one whom she was close to. Marietta, as an honor of their friendship, left everything behind and came to live with her friend. Marietta was a great companion who was always there when in need.
She had helped Cho recover from the initial trauma of losing Harry again. But Cho had not changed a bit. She had not dated anyone for the past six years, no one after Harry.
Marietta had tried all the ways to wake up her friend from the past, but she was still living with the memories of a 17 yr old Harry.
Marietta knew this vacation was all that her friend needed. Cho needed some time alone to think. To think about her future. Life was very hectic after becoming a healer. She had to go to work at any odd time. Cho had to realize that she had to live her life and not to move with the world.
Marietta sighed and brought all her clothes. Cho was reading some magazines.
"Hey, am just going for a month, are you planning to chuck me out?" Cho asked her Marietta.
"C'mon Cho, you need this much at least."
They packed in silence. Cho kept throwing all the clothes away, saying they were too skimpy or over exposing. After an hour, Cho's trunk was packed and both the ladies made their way to the living room. Cho was to use a portkey to Hawaii. She still had half an hour before the portkey activates.
"I'm going to miss you a lot, Marie, why don't you also come with me?"
"Yeah even am going to miss you, but you need a break from everything, including me."
With 2 minutes left to go, Cho got up and gave her best friend a hug. She wont be seeing her for 2 months. Merlin.
"Enjoy your trip. Try to get a boyfriend, I have heard the guys in Hawaii are cute."
Cho rolled her eyes at her friend. She touched the portkey, a rubber ball, and waited watching her friend.
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one….
Here I come Hawaii, Cho thought. She felt the familiar pull and she was gone.
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