A/N: Hello again! I was sitting at my cottage a few days ago, and began to think of Colin Creevey's death. To me, it seems that people mostly focus on the major characters like Dobby or Fred. Colin's death was no less heroic or tragic. That's the way I look at it, at least. Anyways, so then this came out. It's not what I expected to turn out like, and I'm not sure if I like it or not. Tell me your opinions!
It wasn't the same. Hogwarts would never be the same again, Dennis thought. Colin was gone. He was reminded of his brother's missing presence everywhere he went. He carried his brother's camera everywhere, as a silent tribute to Colin, his hero's sacrifice. Dennis knew that his brother die a heroic death, but it didn't stop him from feeling the anger. How could Colin, the person he had always looked up to, be dead? Colin was invincible, untouchable. How could he leave him? Leave him alone in the world. Suddenly Dennis pulled out the camera and put it to his face, as if it could absorb his tears. He slid down onto the floor of the corridor and put his face in his knees. He felt the hot tears soaking through his robes and he knew that he should go to class. He couldn't, though, it was too hard. He didn't know how long he had sat there before he felt a person sitting next to him.
"He died as a hero, Dennis," the boy's voice said. Dennis looked up to see Harry Potter sitting beside him.
"I know," Dennis muttered, wiping his eyes. "But everything here reminds me of him. He was my hero. I never expected him to dead so soon."
"I know what you mean, Dennis, but he died fighting for something he believed in."
"But he shouldn't have! I mean, he wasn't old enough! He just had to sneak back and get himself killed! And now he left me alone in this world. He was my hero, and he died. And now, because of him, mum is overprotective and dad doesn't talk! He left me, all alone, with nobody."
"You've got your friends."
"None of them lost family during the battle. They don't know what I'm going through."
"But they can still support you, and Dennis, if you ever need somebody who DOES understand, you can always find me."
"Thanks, Harry." Dennis stood up, wiping his tears away. He walked away, still fingering the camera, a reminder of his brother, his hero, his friend. Colin.
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