Fleur laid on her back in bed, staring at the ceiling. One hand absently fumbled with her necklace. The necklace Bill gave her when they spent the weekend together, last week. She couldn't make sense of the shape of the pendant, but she liked it…

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That weekend was so… wonderful…

Bill had rented a small cottage at the edge of a beautiful forest… she never knew which country since he apparated them there. He had already prepped dinner when they got there. The table was set nicely with candles and her favourite flowers. Even if his cooking was not what it's supposed to be, the night was a blast. The talked and laughed like it was their first date… Fleur was able to forget about Hermione and Ginny and all Hogwarts that night…

The next day they went horseback riding. Bill knew she loved that. While she galloped her horse with much grace, he clumsily managed to stay seated. Dragons are way easier to control, he joked.

But the tides changed when they sat before the fire that night. Bill had to hear her out about what's going on lately. "I feel like I'm losing you Fleur"

"You're not lozing me, Bill" she whispered, but she was unable to make eye contact.

"Is there… someone else"

"No off course not… " She hastily blurted "And on 'Ogwartz? Who could it be, 'Agrid?" She joked, trying to lift the mood. But Bill looked at her with worry in his eyes… pain in his eyes… Fleur turned her head away again. "I am… juzt theenking… maybe I made a miztake when I took zhe job…"

"How so?"

"I just don't belong 'ere… maybe… I should rezign…" She murmured, thinking out loud…

"Hey" Bill said stroking her cheek "It just needs some time…"

" 'Ow much time? It'z been months now" Fleur snapped, quickly regretting she did "sorry…" she swallowed hardly and stood "I … theenk I'm off to bed"

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Resigning… it had been on her mind constantly since that weekend… Maybe she should… Then she could be with Bill…

Where all guys only got attracted to her because of her looks, Bill chose her for who she was… sure, the looks must have played a part in his choice…, but he sincerely loved her.

He was so kind to her… he gave her all she ever wanted and needed… Whenever she was with him, she felt like she was home. But… then, why did those feelings wane whenever she was back at school?

She didn't want to hurt Bill. And she did not want to lose him…

But then there was Hermione. The feelings the girl stirred up in her were… unexplainable…

Fleur had fell like a log for her when she came down the stairs that evening of the Yule Ball. She had never thought she could have these feeling for another female…

The more she thought of it the more she got confused.

Staying meant her feelings for Hermione getting fuelled every class she had with her and her affections for Bill waning… And of course there's the fact that 90 of Hogwarts loathed her and rather be rid of her…

If she left… she'd hardly see Hermione again, maybe over summer holidays? But she'd be with Bill… Maybe he'll take her to Romania… She wouldn't have to bother what people think of her…

Groaning she turned to her side and saw through the window the sun was coming up. Oh gods, she hadn't slept at all and she had eight hours of classes today… starting with Ginny…

She groaned again, what did the little girl have in store for her today?

She slowly got up and ready for the day, like she'd ever be really ready for it…

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Ever get that feeling that, whenever you feel like hell, your day turns out like hell? Fleur's day was the longest she'd ever lived… and her students didn't give her a break for it either… But it was FINALLY over… she didn't feel much like dinner but this zoo needed at least a little bit of surveillance, especially when all the beasts were in one place together…

When she descended the stairs with a face looking like a thundercloud, she ran into someone. "Vatch vhere you're goeeng" she snapped before she could restrain herself. She instantly kicked herself over it when she saw Hermione with a worried look on her face.

"I'm s-sorry, professor"

Fleur sighed "Eet iz okay"

"Is everything all right? You seem off today…" Hermione carefully pointed out.

"I juzt didn't get much sleep" Fleur groaned, hoping the girl would press the matter. Luckily she didn't.

"Ok…" Hermione said, shuffling a bit uneasy "Um… professor McGonagall wanted to see you…"

"Zat's great" Fleur groaned sarcastically "Vhen?" This was really the last thing she needed… This woman really had it in for her…

"She wants to see you right now…" Hermione said pointing in the direction of the office.

Fleur eyed the girl before taking of in that direction, something was off…

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Author's Notes: Sorry for the wait, but it's been really busy at work and when I have a day off I'm way to tired to write :( Cranky Fleur XD

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