AN: Rowena/Salazar, for Adam, because he asked for a founder's piece, and he made me want to dabble in freeverse again. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I down own HP.


He's

g

o

n

e

.

.

.

And he isn't coming back.

You're certainly smart and wise enough

to figure that much out.

But then, you were stupid enough

to f

a

l

l

for him in the first place.

(You're a fool, Rowena.)

You think you're so clever.

If you were as clever as you

think you are

you would have known better.

(You would have known that he was never going to stay foreverandever.)

(That's not who he is.)

(You should be grateful, you ingrate, for the ti:me that you got.)

He was always so s-t-u-b-b-o-r-n.

He always had to be right.

(And it irked him)

(because he knew you were cleverer.)

But now he's wrong.

And you know he's wrong.

And you can't side with him

(because it doesn't matter that you {love3 him)

because he's wrong.

You know why he's afraid.

And his /fear/ is **justifiable**

But you know better than to let /fear/ rule you.

(and he doesn't, apparently.)

What he doesn't understand

is that /fear/ is a powerful motivator

for +everyone+.

(Not just him.)

And while the Muggles are /afraid/ of magic

so too are the Muggleborns /afraid/ of discovery

so

they

won't

tell.

But it doesn't matter anymore

(that he doesn't understand.)

Because he's

g

o

n

e

.

.

.

And you'll never get him back.