For Elledreamer, as requested at the Harry Potter Fanfiction Challenges forum.


It is silent in the dormitory, and Seamus hates it. Neville is there, in his four poster at the other side of the room, but he is quiet. Seamus is sure he is not asleep.

Ron's snores and Harry's mutterings should be keeping him awake, giving him something to complain about in the morning. Seamus had not imagined that he would miss them so much.

And Dean's absence is something more. The quiet from his bed screams at Seamus, becomes a clamour that drives out the possibility of rational thought.

He had never known that silence could hurt so much.