No Need to Talk

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There was never any need to talk when he was with her – at times, he felt that she knew him better than he knew himself. There was no need for any words to muddle their perfect understanding of the other – no words such as "I love you" to complicate their relationship.

She knew that he loved her; he knew that she loved him. That was all that mattered, after all. It didn't matter that he was married, that his wife was expecting a child, that they were fighting on the opposite sides of a war.

"Death Eater" and "Member of the Order" were just words, after all; words that kept them apart.

When they were together, they were silent.

There was no need to talk at all.