For the Point of View in a Week Challenge

I received the final battle as told by Padma, Charlie, Percy, Draco, Hannah, Luna, and Katie as my prompts.

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"Seven Survivors"

Padma Patil

Padma catches Parvati's arm as everyone stampedes out of the Room of Requirement. Lavender, as usual, comes with her.

" 'Vati, I'm not so sure this is a good idea," Padma says. Parvati's eyes are dancing, her cheeks flushed with adrenaline.

"What do you mean, Padma?" she asks.

"Look, people are going to get hurt out there, Parvati," Padma reasons. "People are going to die."

"You're scared," Parvati realizes.

Padma disagrees. "I'm looking at the facts. I'm looking at the odds, and they don't look good."

"Pads, look at me." Padma hasn't been looking her in the eye. "This is our school. This is our life, and they took it over and turned it into something else. But this," she gestures around, encompassing the whole event taking place, "this is our chance to take it back. This is our chance to take our life back. Maybe you want to let that pass you by because you're scared, but I won't."

"You're such a Gryffindor, 'Vati," Padma says, shaking her head. Parvati smirks.

"And you're such a Ravenclaw. Let go of your cool logic for a moment and just feel."

Suddenly, Padma has her arms around her sister. "I don't want to lose you, 'Vati. I don't know what I'd do."

"Hey, hey," Parvati says softly. "You're not going to lose me. I promise you that."

Padma laughs once, harshly. "You can't promise that, Parvati."

But Parvati's eyes are dancing again. "I can," she says confidently. "I can, because I've got a genius by my side, don't I?"

And Padma's convinced that Parvati has finally gone insane with optimism, but maybe she's right. They've always been stronger together. "Always," Padma murmurs softly in response to Parvati's question.

Lavender sighs. "If you two are quite finished? We're missing the battle!"