A/N: Ello all! I have another new story that I have been writing (I know, I know, I have too much free time, but hey it's my Senior Year, who wouldn't have a lot of free time??) and I really hope u like it. It is a OC story, but in this one I have done some things differently , ok anyway I will be using music again and I have just recently have the pleasure of becoming obsessed with RENT and will probably using a lot of the songs, because RENT rocks!!

SONG USED: RENT (ha told ya) - Finale B

Chapter 1: Revealings

"Hey, are you ready to leave yet?" Her friend's voice called up the stairs.

Startled, Amaya dropped her wand before she could finish the spell. Ugly, purple bruises caused her hand to shake in pain when she grabbed her wand again.

"Yah, just a sec, I'll be right there." She called out, her voice not revealing the pain that coursed through her nerves.

Turning back to the mirror, molten silver eyes shined out in pain as she applied the glamours, turning her skin back to normal pale glow. Her dirty blonde hair was brought up into a tight, messy bun as she stood in the early morning sun.

"Amaya!" The door opened and her friend Sara walked in, clearly irritated. "Come on, it's breakfast time."

Sighing, Amaya turned and picked up her bag, walking out of the dorm behind her friend, the strap of her bag covering her Ravenclaw crest.

Amaya Grunny was a seventh year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was the Head Girl of Ravenclaw and was at the top of her classes. It seemed to anyone else that she was living a perfect life, but to her closest friend, she was living a lie, one that kept her from killing herself every summer. Draco Malfoy was the only one who had ever seen through her mask and in their third year, he came upon her in a dark hallway, red angry marks covering her arms and blood dripping off her arm. He tried to move her, but when she cried out her noticed how she was favoring her left arm over her wand arm.

"What the hell are you doing?"

"Leave me alone."

Startled, Draco had stared at the Ravenclaw in front of him, her dirty blonde hair covering her face, but he could hear her sobbing into her knees.

"Come on, we need to get you help. I'll take you to professor Snape."

When Draco made to pull her up, she cried out and huddled her right arm to her chest, her silver eyes screaming.

He moved her robe back to see bruises covering her shoulder and her shoulder blade sticking out at an angle that was not normal.

"Come on."

He dragged her to the dungeons and to Severus' rooms.

"there is no future
there is no past
thank god this moments not the last
there's only us
threes only this
forget regret
or life is yours to miss
no other road no other way
no day but today"

Her mind was brought of her thoughts when Sara started talking to her again.

"What class do you think we'll have first?" Sara said as they walked into the Great Hall.

Sara Burgin was only 5 foot-one, making her very short compared to Amaya, who was almost six foot. Her blonde hair was drawn into a loose ponytail, while her baby blue eyes looked at her taller friend. The one thing she had on Amaya that she new bugged the head girl was her olive tan skin, a characteristic of her Italian blood.

"I just hope we don't have History of Magic first off." A new voice said.

"Kayl, you don't like that class any time of the day." Sara responded.

A tall, black-haired boy grinned back towards Sara. Kayl Robinson was the only other guy friend that Amaya had. He was a six-foot- two chaser for the Ravenclaw team, a herbology wiz and an avid user of Fred and George Weasley's products.

"I hope I have potions." Amaya said, sitting.

"Gah! You know, for a none-Slytherin, you love potions too much. It's bad enough that you've been buddy-buddy with Malfoy since third year, but you don't even hate Snape." Sara reacted, not seeing the slight blush that crept over Amaya's cheeks.

Amaya didn't respond, only started to eat her breakfast, her mind centering around the invisible ring that was on her finger. She thought about wearing it openly now that she was seventeen, free of judgment.

'I think I should talk to Severus first.' She thought as Professor Vector came around with the schedules.

"will I lose my dignity
will someone care
will I wake tomorrow
from this nightmare
there's only now
threes only here
give in to love
or live in fear
no other path
no other way
no day but today

No day but today

No day but today

No day but today

No day but today

No day but today"

"Oh man, I got History first period." Kayl whined, letting his head drop to the table.

"Damn it, I hate transfiguration!" Sara said, violently forking her toast.

The blonde looked over at Amaya, who had no reaction on her face, but her eyes were shining in victory.

"And Princess Amaya has gotten her favorite class…again. Oh lookie, double potions with the Slytherins, Gryffindors, and whatever Hufflepuffs made it to advanced potions." Sara remarked, poking Amaya's schedule.

"Hey, is it my fault that you two suck at potions?" Amaya said with a small sneer.

Taken aback, Sara ignored her for the rest of breakfast, which allowed the dirty-blonde girl to concentrate on her heavy glamours. She stood and left not soon after her comment, leaving Kayl and Sara to argue about their favorite classes.

Amaya was letting herself be excited for the first time since she last left Hogwarts. She didn't like to be 'home', her adoptive father a drunkard and her adoptive mother a shrew who was never home to see that Amaya was constantly beaten for just breathing.

"I can't control
my destiny
I trust my soul
my only goal
is just to be
without you the hand gropes
the ear hears
the pulse beats
life goes on
but i'm gone
cus I'd die without you
I'd die without you

I'd die without you

I'd die without you

I'd die without you

I'd die without you

No day but today"

She arrived at the Potion's classroom ten minutes early and sat on the floor, a potions' book open on her knees, letting her worries got for the moment.

"Hey, Amaya." A voice said, five minutes later.

She looked up into familiar silver eyes and grinned.

"Ello Draco." She replied, putting the book back into her bag.

"How was your summer?" He asked, standing in front of her.

"Usual." She whispered.

"How bad was it this time?"

"Sasha wasn't home once this time."

Draco hissed before kneeling.

"I wish I could help you, Amaya."

"I wish I could help myself."

Draco couldn't respond because ten other students descended the stairs, signaling that breakfast had ended. From what Amaya could see, there were three Slytherin, three other Ravenclaws, and one Gryffindor in the advanced potions class.

"Hmm, that's interesting." Draco whispered.

"What's interesting?" Amaya asked, slowly standing, holding back her cry of pain as her muscles tightened harshly around her legs.

"The only Gryffindor here is Potter. You would think that Granger would be here, not him."

"Hmm."

Draco shot his Ravenclaw friend an odd look before seeing that she was cringing in pain, clutching her thigh. But before he could react, the door to the class opened and Professor Severus Snape stood there, looking with slight distain at his class.

"Enter."

No one waited to be told again and rushed into the classroom. Amaya gave the man an odd look before going in herself. She sat in the middle of the room, close enough to be near Draco, yet still with the few members of her house.

Snape began to talk about what they would be doing in their final year and eventually went silent, writing down names. He started to call out partners, everyone moving as their name was called.

"Potter, Lila."

Amaya's head shot up and watched her dorm mate Kayla sat near the Gryffindor, blushing.

"Grunny, Malfoy."

Amaya smirked and stood, walking over to the blonde. For as long as she's had classes with Draco, she always ended up partnered to work with him.

"I hope your brain hasn't rotted away from your sweets." She whispered after he popped a chocolate ball into his mouth.

"Oh ha, ha."

They started working on the "Soul Sleep" potion, working quietly in cinch. They didn't see a majority of the class watching them with interest, while Severus stood behind them all, his onyx eyes trained on the Ravenclaw. Only Emerald eyes recognized the look in the potion master's eyes.

Three hours later, Amaya cleaned up while Draco put their potion sample on Snape's desk. She went to store the unused potion ingredients, so she didn't see Draco whispering to Snape.

The Bell rang soon after and everyone made for the door.

"Amaya, a word."

She stopped to see Severus standing near his desk and she heard Draco whisper goodbye before the door shut. Severus's onyx eyes held her in a protective glance.

"Alright Amaya, let me see the damage."

A/N: Ok, well, what do you think? I really have thought this one through, so opinions will be appreciated.