AN: This was orginally a warm-up assignment in my Creative Writing class, but I liked it too much not to share it. There aren't any names except for at the very end, but it's pretty easy to tell who's talking in each line.
Rating: K+ just kids stuff
Do You Remember?
"Do you remember the time we tried to flip over the bar on those swingy things? And then your stupid cousin tried it too? Wasn't that hilarious?"
"You were there?"
"Yes, don't you remember that? I was the only one to play with you that day. All the other kids seemed to avoid you completely."
"I remember now. My aunt had taken us to the play park, but my cousins friends were there too, so I was too scared to do anything. And no one wanted to be my friend when I was little because of my cousin. So that was you?"
"You looked so lonely sitting by yourself in the sand. My aunt had taken me to that play park so I could learn to make friends."
"But your aunt was in prison!"
"Not that aunt. My other aunt, the one who shamed Mother's family. Mother wasn't too please when she found out about my little trip."
"I can't believe that was you! You were so sweet back then. You protected me from my cousin, do you remember?"
"Well, he was being a git to you, and you were my first friend. Was he always that big?"
"Yeah, and he's only gotten bigger since. He broke almost all of those swings last summer."
"There's still one left. The one we used that day, I think."
"I'm glad that one's left. It was so much fun that day. It was like flying, being on those swings. And then flipping over the bar! I never thought I'd have so much fun in my life!"
"You have a lot more fun now, though, don't you?"
"Of course, love, but until then, that was it. And then when your cousin tried it and fell flat on his back halfway up! The expression on his face!"
"I had to stay in my cupboard for a week after that."
"Don't be. It was worth it. My cousin was limping about for a month after."
"Serves him right. He was an ungrateful little wart who deserved to be taught a lesson."
"A bit like you've been at school for the past five years, you mean."
"I wasn't! Don't compare me to the beastly cousin of yours!"
"Yes, you were. You were horrible to me and my friends, just like my cousin. Why is that, anyway? You were really sweet when we were six."
"I changed when I met a black-haired midget with glasses who rejected my hand and didn't remember me."
"Oh. I'm sorry; I didn't realize–"
"It's alright. I'm way over it, or I wouldn't be sitting here with you."
"I'm glad. I'll never do anything like that to you again."
"Good, I'll hold you to that. Can we try it again?"
"Flipping over the bar. You said there's still one swing. Let's go try it again."
"Okay, okay, we will. Would you quit tugging on my arm, Draco? Do you remember where it is?"
"Of course. Let's go, Harry."