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Bill was in the hospital after being attacked by Greyback. Fleur still loved him. They were still getting married. This wasn't enough proof for Lupin.

Remus John Lupin followed her out of the hospital wing, she had stormed off crying, it was his fault. Isn't it funny how everything just seems to be his fault?

"Nymphadora!" he shouted down the hall. But she didn't turn, she just picked up her pace.

He had to catch her, although he had no idea why… he didn't fight the irony that he was following her, when he had always said to her that chasing him was wrong.

She turned a corner and sat down, her hair was almost black, and he couldn't even come close to what she was feeling.

He stopped in front of her and knelt down in front of her.

"Nymphadora," he said quietly, but she turned her head away.

And she spoke for the first time since they had left the hospital, "How can I let you go when you keep following me? If you want me gone, than say so."

"I- Dora…" there was a silence, "I don't want you gone. I need you here."

"No, Remus, you just want me to stay so I won't abandon the mission. You don't need me here, the Order does."

"Dora, look at me, Dora… I do need you here… damn it Dora, I love you, why can't you see that?"

She looked down again, her feelings mixed up, not knowing what to do.

"Please? Dora, look at me," he pulled her face up so she was forced to look into his face, marked with battle scars, but his eyes hurting… he couldn't stand to hurt her anymore; to hurt himself anymore… it wasn't right, werewolves are dangerous, she would be an outcast… they didn't care.

He had deprived himself for too long. So he kissed her. He let out all of his emotions that he had kept withheld, hidden behind a wall that no one could ever see… not until her. "I love you Nymphadora" he whispered against her lips. She smiled. She knew that she won the battle. And she kissed him back. "I love you too."