The Sky's the Limit


Your triad is: Lily/Louis/Fred
Your quote is: "I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with people, even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist." - Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chboksy.
Word: fantastic
Emotion: despair
Dialogue: "What are we going to do now?"
Setting: Hogwarts
Weapon: Sword

The More It Felt Right

Fred watched his Slytherin cousins from across the library.

Lily was sobbing into his chest, most likely upset from her very nasty and very public break up with Rowan Fawley. The bastard had been sleeping around for weeks without her knowledge, and him being a Slytherin, he might just have got away with it if it had been dating anyone else. Of course, he wasn't, so Lily found out pretty quickly when some girls would probably have never ever figured it out.

Fred observed them as Louis, his part-veela cousin, wrapped a strong pair of arms around Lily, holding her tightly close to him as she wept. Suddenly his heart lurched, he wanted to hold her, bury his face into her hair and tell her it was going to be alright. However, Fred didn't want to replace Louis, no, he wanted be beside him. He wanted feel the brief squeeze of Louis' hand as he held it and they comforted Lily together.

Fred forced himself to look away for a second; his head dropping into his hands in despair. What was he thinking?! They were his cousins, he couldn't think of either of them like that, especially not Louis, he was a boy, and Fred was a -

Irritatingly, Fred's eyes peered through the gaps in his fingers back toward his cousins. The images that his mind was creating were wrong, he didn't just want to be with his cousin, Lily. He didn't just want to be with his cousin, Louis. No, Fred longed to be with both his cousins; Lily, Louis and him. The more he thought about it being morally wrong, the more it felt right. After all, you'd think Louis and Lily were together judging by the way he was holding her.

His gaze were glued to them as he whispered into her hair, and suddenly Fred wanted to get closer. He wanted to know what was being said.

He stood up discarding the book he was using on the nearest shelf and shuffling up the aisle that ran along the library and ended up behind the table that his cousins were sat at. As he walked quietly along the shelves, his mind threatened to go into overdrive as he thought more and more about what he was doing.

He managed to find a small gap in between the books where he could still see his cousins, but now, he could hear them too.

"It's going to be alright Lils, I promise, it's going to be okay," Louis' deep voice soothed Fred, let alone Lily, "You've got me."

Lily took a deep breath and leant back to look him in the face.

"I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with people, even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist." Louis opened his mouth to speak but she interrupted, "I need to know that other people like that, besides you, exist."

Louis stared at her for a long second before he leant forward and kissed her very lightly and very quickly on the lips. Fred almost fell backwards in shock, he'd known they were close and it shouldn't have surprised him really, but then again they were cousins.

"Louis," she breathed.

"Don't, c'mon, you know it feels right," he interrupted.

"Louis," she repeated softly, cupping her hand against his cheek before she sighed, "What are we going to do now?"

He smiled back at her, "I know, but Madam Prince wouldn't be happy," he smirked and stood up, offering his hand to Lily. Fred watched in fascination as his cousin beamed up at the Veela and took his hand. They headed towards the exit and Fred's Gryffindor curiosity screamed at him to followed. His feet started moving after them, despite the idiocy of doing so, he needed to know where they were going and what they were going to do. He followed them from the library, casting a disillusionment spell on himself and creeping after them as quietly as possible. Really Fred knew what they were going to do, he just needed to see it to believe it and see that his cousins were truly in some sort of relationship.

Before he knew it, he had followed them up into the roof of the Divination Tower and for a second he froze. Why had he followed them? It wasn't like they were going to just turn round and accept him. Both Lily and Louis didn't involve themselves much with the family, and to be totally honestly, the family didn't involve themselves with them either.

Yet he was transfixed by Louis pulling Lily close, his lips against hers, her hands in his hair. Fred couldn't help but stare at them, half shocked, half smiling. If they could be together, he could do anything he wanted.

Suddenly a voice behind him made him also jump out of his skin and Fred turned to find himself face to face with Sir Cadogan, who raised his sword in threat, "What villains are these that trespass upon my private lands? Who dares challenge Sir Cadogan? Who are you to peep on star-crossed lovers?"

Fantastic, the bloody portrait is quoting Shakespeare Fred thought angrily as his faced flushed red and Lily and Louis jumped apart in shock. Now all eyes in the room were on him and he couldn't think of one single word to say.