A/N: Okay, yes the story is complete, but I was reading through it on my computer and something seemed a bit off. Then I realised I never posted the first chapter! The first chapter on here was supposed to be an intro and then go into chapter one. But instead I went from the intro to chapter two, thinking I already posted the first chapter. It is really short, but I decieded to post it, so you can understand why the begining of chapter two seems a bit off. My goodness am I an idiot!
Virginia woke to the sound of someone banging on her door to wake her up. Her head pounded and her body was weak as she climbed out of bed. Her room was rather empty because everything was packed away for school. She was going to start her seventh year today, after skipping her sixth year in an effort to impress her parents. It had taken a lot of hard work and a lot of help from Hermione. It hadn't changed anything though. She opened her door to be rushed in the shower by her mother. Molly had never harmed her daughter once. In fact, Molly, had been the one to clean her daughter up each morning after her husband had lost his temper. Ginny showered and waited for her mother to clean her up.
Ginny boraded the train with Ron. He ignored her at home out of fear and ignored her at school just because that's what he was raised to do. Ginny did not mind. It helped her keep her secret if Ron didn't feel sorry for her. She found an empty compartment and took a seat. She sat alone as the train began on its way to the school.
She sat for about an hour and then got up to use the bathroom. When she finish she began to walk back towards her compartment. On her way she ran into Malfoy, literally. She fell to the ground with a loud thud and he stood there staring down at her. He began to brush of his robes. She closed her eyes waiting to be hit and then she realised that she wasn't at home and stood. She muttered an apology and was about to make her way back to her room when he stepped in front of her path.
"Watch where your going next time Weaslette." He looked down and smirked at the fear in her eyes. "I hope you know your a disgrace to the wizarding world. You don't even deserve to breathe the same air as me." She began to shake a little. Fear paralyzed her. He lifted his arm to move her out of his way when she jumped.
"Don't hit me!" She screamed and ran towards her compartment. She shut the door right away, wishing that they had locks. She reached into her back pack and pulled out a pocket knife. She pulled up her sleeve and flipped the knife out. This was her father's way of punishing her while she was away. He drilled terrible things into her mind. He not only abused her physically and emotionally, but mentally as well. If he was not there to punish her, she was to punish herself by cutting herself. Malfoy calling her a disgrace was somthing she needed to punish herself for. The old cuts on her arm had healed over summer when her mother would clean her up using magic to make them scar faster so they could fade away sooner. She began with one cut and after each punishment she added another one. Since this was the first time this year she only made one cut. That one cut was enough though. She took the knife to her skin and dug it in and she dragged it across her skin, slicing it open. Before she removed the knife from her skin the cut began to bleed and to her suprise the compartment door opened.
"Hey, Weaslette what was that about out... What the hell!" Ginny froze in fear and dropt her knife. Malfoy stared at her in silence. She then suddenly jumped up and began to scream at him to get out. She shut the door behind him and leaned against it so he could not slid it open. That had never happened to her before. Only her mother and father knew that she punished herself. Not even any her of her friends. Sure her friends didn't know she had an abusive father, but even her brothers didn't know she punished herself. She could feel the blood begin to slowly make its way down her arm and she wrapped it up with a wrap she had in her bag.
Ginny sat at Gryffindor table in the Great Hall. The sorting had ended and they had nine new Gryffindors. The feast began and she picked at her food a little. She sat with a couple of 6th years, who were in her classes before she moved up. She looked down at Ron and saw him laugh with Harry and Hermione. She wished could be as happy as he was. She ate a little bit while day dreaming. She snapped out of it when she felt someone staring at her. She knew who it was. She knew Malfoy was staring at her, wondering what was her problem. She ate a little more and left with Colin to go to the Gryffindor common room. Colin was the closet thing she had to a best friend. Sure she has friends, but she doesn't trust any of them, Colin included. Sure he didn't like the idea that she didn't trust him, but he still wanted to be her friend, which is way he was the closest to a best friend she had. They walked down the hall, Colin was telling her about how nice it was in Italy. She pretended to listen as her told her about the wonderful sights. They walked past the bathroom and she told Colin she would meet him in the common room. She walked in. After using the bathroom she washed her hands and walked out. Someone grabbed her arm and turned her around. She looked up and saw Malfoy. She began to shake a little, to scared to make him let go.
What's up with you Weaslette? And what was with the train thing?" He looked down and saw her shaking in fear. She was truley scared of him. He let go of her and brought his hand a little to high. She ducked her head down from fear.
"Don't hit me. I'm sorry. Please don't hit me." He looked at her. Slightly confused as to way she thought he was going to hit her. Then he realised thats the same thing she said on the train.
"I'm not going to hit you. Why would I hit you?" He continued to look questionally at her. She looked up and ran down the hall as fast as she could, stumbling a little as she ran up the steps.