Loving You From A Distance

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Chapter 7 - Marked

He walked out of the herbology class and headed towards the courtyard where he knew Draco, Crabbe and Goyle would be hanging out. Blaise was nearly at the courtyard when he heard a raised voice. He immediately froze, hidden from view in the shrubbery. He leaned in and listened to the conversation.

"She is really clingy and so needy towards me that it is beyond pathetic," He overheard the person say.

Blaise instantly recognised that the voice belonged to Draco. He crept quietly closer to hear the conversation better.

"If she was not a pureblood and for the fact that my father thinks relations with her family will be useful to us, I would ditch her in a second,". Draco complained. He overheard Crabbe and Goyle's mutters of agreement to this statement.

Instantly he felt rage flooding through his veins. He clenched his fists by his side as he struggled to control the sudden anger that he felt at the conversations he had just overheard.

"There is no way I am going to marry her. She would be a totally embarrassment to the Malfoy name," Draco said.

"I would also have to put up with hearing that voice every minute of the day" He continued immediately shuddering at the thought.

Blaise took a deep breath doing his best to calm his rising temper but it did little to help. He was too consumed by rage. Immediately he walked out of his hiding place and in the direction of his fellow slytherins. Draco turned and saw him approaching them and a smile appeared on the blonde haired slytherin's face.

"Ah Blaise there you are. We were wondering where you had got to," He shouted over. Blaise ignored the greeting and continued walking, only stopping when he was standing directly in front of Draco.

The blonde haired slytherin looked at him confused at his odd behaviour. Blaise stared back at his friend and instantly once more he was filled with boiling rage towards him. In that moment rather than thinking through his actions first Blaise did the first thing that came into his head. He swung back his fist and putting his full weight behind the punch, he hit Malfoy squarely in the nose.

The suddenness and force of the punch caused Draco to stumble backwards and fall to the ground. Draco stared up at his fellow slytherin shocked.

"What in Merlin's name is wrong with you Zabini," he asked furiously.

Blaise glared down at him.

"You don't deserve her Malfoy. She is worth ten times more than you," he replied

angrily. Then Blaise turned and walked away from the stunned group.

"We are done Zabini," Draco shouted loudly behind him.

He heard Draco's angry shout but paid no attention to it. Blaise smirked. He hoped that he broken the smug ferret's nose and marked his perfect features. It was less than he deserved. Blaise hoped Draco would get his comeuppance for the way he treated Pansy one day and he just hoped he would be there to see it. Today however was a step in the right direction. He came to the end of the courtyard and a small smile crept onto Blaise's face as he thought about what he had just done.

Author note: This is chapter seven, I hope you enjoyed reading it. I definitely enjoyed writing this chapter. I would like to thank all my reviewers for their reviews I enjoy reading your comments and really appreciate them. I am glad everyone is enjoying the story so far. Now that the forumwide competition is finished I am hoping to focus on this story once more so hopefully the next chapter won't be too far behind. Reviews would be greatly appreciated.