A/N: I don't own Harry Potter and I borrowed the idea for these drabbles from a contest thingy. It's here on fanfiction somewhere but the first sentence of each drabble isn't mine. Have fun and enjoy! Review please!
Because if you're in deep on one side and the person you love is on the other, where does that put you?
Regulus had gotten back late. He was running through the dark Hogwarts corridors looking for the empty classroom he had spoken of earlier instead of going back to the common room. He had to explain to her. He had to try and find some was to explain why he was late, why he hadn't shown up. He hoped she was still waiting. Regulus was about to turn the corner when he stopped. He hid and looked around the corner.
Quinton, the meddlesome Head Boy was talking to Amelia. Had he caught her and was now giving her detention? Regulus could've kicked himself. It was his fault if she got detention. Why had the Dark Lord gone and called that stupid meeting anyway? Right, he needed a bloody house-elf and Bella had volunteered Regulus for the job. He was going to kill Bella. Her and that meddlesome Quinton.
"Hurry to your common room, no pointing in dawdling and getting caught again. I'll let you off this time, but I won't be so lenient again." Quinton said. Amelia nodded.
"Okay, thank Quin," she said hurrying toward the hallway Regulus was down. Thankfully "Quin" went the other way. Amelia came around the corner and almost ran into Regulus. He grabbed her and pulled into the nearest classroom.
"Regulus, what the bloody hell are you doing?" Amelia hissed when he'd shut the door and let go of her.
"Sorry, I didn't want you to yell out and alert Quinton." Regulus said. He turned to face her. He had never seen her looking so angry before. Her arms were folded, her dark, curly hair bouncing on its own in her anger. Her blue eyes bored into him.
"So, where the hell have you been?" she demanded.
"Er..." he couldn't tell her he was a Death eater. She would dump him before you could say "Peppermint humbug."
"Er isn't good enough anymore. This is the third time in six days that you've stood me up. Is there another girl?" Amelia asked.
"No, of course not, I would never do that." Regulus said quickly.
"Your brother does," Amelia said. Regulus's face darkened.
"I don't have a brother and if I did, I wouldn't want to be anything like him." He snapped. He instantly regretted it.
"Nothing like him? He's a decent guy. I know you're mad at him for running away and leaving you, but you have to admit, he did it for the right reasons. Or do you believe all that pureblood crap?" Amelia asked.
"I…" Regulus wasn't really sure.
"Is that why you date me in secret? I'm just a lowly pureblood, a blood traitor?" Amelia demanded tears in her eyes.
"No, you mean more to me than some silly feud of blood types!" Regulus said. "I just don't want my family to hurt you!"
"I don't believe you. Where were you tonight?" Amelia asked again. "And I want the truth. If you really cared about me, you would tell me the truth."
Regulus hated to admit it, but she was right. He had to tell her the truth.
"You aren't going to like it." He mumbled.
"Then get it over with faster." Amelia said. Regulus sighed.
"I was in London. I was getting my house-elf for an errand for…" he paused. He would lose her for sure if he told her.
"For what, Regulus?" Amelia snapped.
"For…the Dark Lord." He whispered closing his eyes and waiting for the storm. Amelia said nothing. Regulus opened his eyes and looked at her. What he saw nearly broke his heart. Amelia was staring at him in shock and revulsion. Disgust clearly etched her features.
"You're a Death Eater?" she finally asked. "You're one of those monsters that killed my big brother and his family?"
"Amelia, I had nothing…" Regulus began.
"You told me blood didn't matter, yet you're part of a group that is determined to exterminate muggles and muggleborns! Why did you lie to me?" Amelia screamed.
"Amelia, let me explain…"
"No, you've done enough. I thought you were different Regulus, I really did, but you're not. You're just like your monster of a cousin!"
Regulus felt himself grow red. He was nothing like Bella and he would not be compared to her.
"I am nothing like Bellatrix." He spat. "For your information, I've killed, tortured, burned, harassed or done anything of the like for him. I make up lame excuses not to. School, family, you name it, I lied to him. To the Dark Lord, to his face."
Amelia had frozen. He had never looked so angry to her.
"The only reason I even go to those stupid meetings is because my oh so lovely cousin forced me to join to teach my brother a lesson. I couldn't get out of the meeting tonight because my cousin volunteered my parents house-elf for some task the Dark Lord had. Are you happy now? Do you think I like this? Do you think I like having this ugly thing burned into my arm forever? "Regulus asked pulling up his left sleeve and revealing the Dark Mark. Amelia gasped. Regulus started to cry.
"I'm not angry at Sirius because he left. I'm angry at him because he didn't ask me to come with him. I'm angry at him because he acts like I want to be like the rest of family. I'm angry at him because he doesn't seem to care about me anymore. I'm angry at him because I lost my best friend and all he did was replace me with that prat Potter. I idolized him and I was going to be just like him but our family got in the way and he forgot me so now I'm trapped. I hate my life and you telling me off for things that aren't true isn't helping." Regulus was crying in earnest now. He sang to his knees and sobbed into his hands.
Amelia felt guilty that she had said such awful things. Regulus looked so vulnerable sobbing his heart out on the floor. She turned away from the door and knelt by him. She threw her arms around him.
"I'm sorry Regulus; I shouldn't have said those things. I should have known better. I don't hate you and I'm not mad anymore. Just know you can always confide in me." Amelia said holding him close. Regulus nodded.
"I have just one question." Amelia said when Regulus had calmed down.
"If your brother is in that Order of the Phoenix, why don't you go to him for help once we graduate? They can protect you and you won't have to pretend you're a faithful Death Eater."
"Do you think he will?" Regulus said. "Protect me, I mean?"
"Of course, Sirius loves you. He wouldn't want you to get hurt." Amelia said. Regulus nodded. "And I'll help. You mean too much to me to lose you."
Regulus smiled. He pushed a loose strand of her hair out of her face. "I should have told you ages ago, Amelia, but I love you." He said softly.
Amelia's eyes widened but she smiled. "Really?"
Regulus laughed. "Really,"
He leaned in and kissed her. She kissed him back. For a moment, it didn't matter what side they were on as long as they were together, they were neutral.
A:N: If you came up with the first lines let me know so I can give you credit. I can't find where I got them and really wanted to recognize you!
I liked this chapter much better than the last. I hope you all did too! Please review!