Life At Hogwarts And Beyond
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or any of the characters, they belong to JK Rowling.
Author note: This collection will be made up of the challenges I receive from the hpfc forum wide challenge. This is the first challenge and this collection will be updated weekly when I get a new challenge.
Chapter 1 - Besotted Fool
He watched her as he circled the goalposts. She was so beautiful he thought. Madam Hooch blew the whistle signalling the end of the match. They had won, he grinned but he wasn't grinning because they had won. He grinned, thinking of her. He dismounted from his broom, the gravel of the quidditch pitch crunching under his feet as he moved. Instantly he was mobbed by his team who were delighted at the win.
The win that meant they had won the house cup again. It was the last time he would lift it as Gryffindor captain at Hogwarts as he graduated next week. The seven years at this school had flown by so quickly, it seemed like only yesterday that he stepped through those large great hall doors getting his first inside glimpse of Hogwarts. Now he was leaving.
Oliver finally untangled himself from his team. Turning he looked at them all then he looked over at the Gryffindor stands and smiled as he saw all the happy faces. His eyes fell on her and she smiled at him. He smiled back at her The rest of the team had began to make their way back to the changing room, ready to go to the after game celebration party that the other Gryffindor students would be throwing in their honour.
She began to follow them but he stopped her, catching her hand and she turned towards him, a puzzled expression on her face. Whenever he was around her, his senses went haywire. The slightest brush of her hand against his sent tingles up his spine. He even smelt the faint lovely shampoo that she used to wash her hair. A slight fragrance of strawberries and forest fruits that drove him crazy.
He looked down at her trying to speak but he was always so tongue-tied and it sometimes took him numerous tries to get the words out. She baffled his senses. She probably thought that he was a baffled fool who was unable to string a sentence together but he lost all sense of reason when he was around her. She looked up at him.
"What's wrong Oliver?" she asked him. He was besotted he knew that and he had always known that. Oliver was completely and utterly head over heels in love with her and he had been for years.
Looking down at her , he swallowed. If he didn't tell her now, he never would and he would lose his one and only chance to be with her. He took a deep breath to calm himself.
"Katie, I have something to tell you," he said. She stared at him, waiting patiently for him to continue. Pausing for a few minutes he took another deep breath. This was it after all these years of keeping his feelings to himself, he was finally going to tell her.
"Katie," he said. All of a sudden he began to rake his hand through his hair as he started to feel nervous.
"I love you, I have loved you for years," he said abruptly, his words coming out all in a jumble.
He glanced at her to gauge her reaction, she looked shocked.
"Sorry Oliver…what?" she said.
He took a breath ready to repeat what he had just said but all of a sudden she was kissing him. First harshly and hurriedly then softly. The kiss was heavenly, her lips tasted of the cherry lip balm that she was always putting on. They broke apart and he smiled.
"You heard me then," he whispered against her ear.
"Of course," she said, pulling away for a brief minute and looking at him.
"It's about time you told me," she continued.
He stared at her speechless.
"You mean you already knew?" he asked her. She nodded.
"I was just waiting on you confessing your feelings," she replied.
"I began to wonder if you would ever do it," she continued as her face broke out into a small smile.
He was about to reply when she kissed him again. His senses were overwhelmed, he took in every little detail about her. Her touch, the way she smelled and the taste of her lips on his. Oliver was in shock, this was all happening so quickly but he finally felt complete. He felt like a besotted fool. It was like he had died and gone to heaven.
Author note: I hope you enjoyed this. Reviews would be greatly appreciated.