A song fic for Breathe (2 am) by Anna Nalick takes place while Minerva is a seventh year

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyesLike they have any right at all to criticize,Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason

Minerva went to the transfiguration professor's office on a cold December night with tears running down her face at 2 in the morning. She shoved a note in the professor's face and collapsed to the floor. Albus hurriedly read the note he got up and collected his student from the floor and held her while she cried. " I don't love him."

Almost every Hogwarts student glared at her or whispered about her. Since her rape earlier that month she had gone to Albus for help. He comforted her and she had fallen in love with him in her first year when a fourth year Ravenclaw fell and twisted her ankle. He had wiped her tears and picked her up and carried her to Madam Pomfrey.

He also harbored secret feelings for his head girl.

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cableAnd life's like an hourglass, glued to the tableNo one can find the rewind button, cradle your head in your handsAnd breathe... just breathe,Oh breathe, just breathe

She often fell asleep in his arms and he would carry her back to her chambers. Dippet wasn't happy about this but as long as they kept it professional she could continue to visit him. It was often that he reminded her to breathe and to ignore the glares. From the Slytherins it was worst.

May he turned 21 on the base at Fort Bliss"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Lucius Malfoy was a seventh year Slytherin at the time and had been the one to rape Minerva. They had dated for a while but when Lucius wanted to take it further she didn't and he took matters into his own hands instead of waiting. He had become an alcoholic and how he managed to get through school surprised everyone.

Albus had found her unconscious and bleeding with ripped robes in the corridor outside of the dungeons, he had also used the cruciatus curse on her. Albus gathered her into his arms and very gently carried her to the infirmary. She awoke a few hours later to see her favorite teacher sitting by her bed.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,And life's like an hourglass, glued to the one can find the rewind button, boys,So cradle your head in your hands,And breathe... just breathe,Oh breathe, just breathe

Minerva was in a lot of pain but had to suppress a giggle when she saw the look on his face. He was so cute when he was asleep. She gently reached over and touched his shoulder. As she reached she was reminded of the pain that she was in. He woke just as she gave a wince of pain. He looked worried and called poppy. He asked her what had happened but her memory was wiped.

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be outAnd these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them againIf you only try turning around.

Poppy looked Minerva over and gave her a sympathetic look and a dreamless sleep potion. As the potion took effect she felt Albus brush the hair from her face