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The Lie in your Truth
Harry Potter thought He knew everything he needed to know about his life and his parents. But what if he discovered that the truth he'd been told, was webbed with lies.
Now Harry finds himself with two cousins a Boyfriend, surrounded by enemies, with a serious headache. Allies become Enemies, Enemies become Allies. But one thing stays true, the truth will set you free. And the lie will end in nothing but Chaos. All he wants to do is be his self and go to school like a normal boy
(Warning this will be a classic "Harry denies he's gay but Draco persistently chases him" fic! AND MOST CHARACTERS ARE OUT OF CHARATER!)
Leo smiled as he watched Millie, Carina, and Lyra huddle together as they laughed and walked the dirt path down to Hogsmeade Leo walked lazily between Julian and Theo both of whom were discussing the new possible recruits Daphne Greengrass and Tracy Davis, both girls had expressed a possible interest in their cause. Theo and Julian were discussing ways to test their sincerity.
"Mates… Day off." Leo reminded them with an amused smirk.
Julian and Theo chuckled, pleasantly surprised by the calm and relaxed attitude of their leader/friend.
"So what's on the agenda then?" Theo asked curiously, he'd never actually just hung out with a Gryffindor. Well aside from Carina, but that was mainly just talking and getting to know each other. Gryffindors could be unusually trusting, it had been one of the many things he'd come to admire about the girl. So much so that the moment she'd shared her insecurities, and inevitably the reason behind them, he'd nearly stormed out of the Castle to find and kill the girl's former 'parents'. Unfortunately that wasn't a possibility at present. Instead he'd been urging the girl to confide in her Sister and Cousin he hadn't had much luck, as Carina was adamantly against the idea.
Leo shrugged, looking more relaxed then they'd seen in a while "No agenda, let's just go with the flow. I'll follow you all. You want me to relax, let's do something relaxing, fun, and spontaneous. I'm up for anything."
The girls turned in surprise, "Really?" Lyra asked excitedly, it was her first time in Hogsmeade and she wanted to see EVERYTHING.
"Really, let's give Rae the grand tour." Leo smirked at the bouncing girl, he had a lot to make up for and it felt good to see her smile again. He never wanted to make Lyra or Carina cry again, he'd protect them with everything he had.
Lyra and Carina squealed jumping around happily, Millie laughed joyously as they each grabbed one of her arms and dragged her off.
The boys started in surprise before hurrying after the girls shouting for them to wait for them.
The group of six ended the tour in the Hogshead greeting the bartender politely. Leo had found out he was Albus' younger estranged brother, the two had a falling out over the tragic mysterious death of their younger sister and never spoke again. Aberforth wouldn't go to his brother with anything he might over hear. He honestly couldn't care LESS if someone was planning to ruin the man. He'd honestly be more likely to help. But the teens weren't ready to make that bet, so as an added precaution they threw up spells to ward off eavesdroppers.
"Oh MERLIN I love this place," Lyra laughed looking threw her purchases. She had bought something at almost every place they'd visited.
Carina chuckled lightly leaning into Theo, who wrapped an arm around her shoulders casually, "We see that."
The group laughed and joked for a while before things took a more serious turn.
"So now that we've had time to relax and have a bit of fun, I must insist we discuss at the very least our two possible recruits." Julian threw in lazily, but a conflicted frown tugged at his lips.
Leo sighed tossing down his chip, "Now?" He understood this was important, but he was just beginning to relax.
"Now," Julian confirmed grimly, "We need to be on guard with these things the second they make themselves known, we can't allow for any possible missteps. Especially when dealing with Slytherins, they're a lot more observant and adapt at reading between the lines. And body language is essentially a second language for them."
Theo nodded in agreement, pulling his arm back from Carina and leaning forward on the table, "He's right Mate, and we can't allow Daphne or Tracy to get too close before determining whether they're friend or foe. Now I know for a fact Daphne's family is pro Dark side but subtle observation over the years has told me there is a distinct possibility that she doesn't share their views. Tracy is her best friend, has been since first year, she's been a bit more involved in the whispers of possible Death Eater recruits, but that could be because she feels she has no other option. Millie and I will do some covert digging to see if we can't get some more insight and if the information warrants further action we'll bring it to you."
"My observations of the two run along the same lines and you seem to be right about Tracy feeling cornered. All the Death Eater talk is limited mostly to when Crabbe, Goyle, Pucey, and Laurent are around. Other than that it's mostly awkward offhanded comments that seem to be rehearsed or automatic usually indicating that those responses have been ingrained out of habit or fear." Millie noted thoughtfully.
Julian nodded looking to Leo for his thoughts. Leo pursed his lips thoughtfully, he couldn't afford any missteps here, he had taken a risk inviting Millie and Theo. Was he really willing to take another for these two? "We'll watch them a bit longer, any indication of possible moles and we pull back and move on."
Lyra nodded, "Davis is usually in the Library Saturdays and Sundays studying for classes I'll start cataloging my observations first thing tomorrow."
"Greengrass usually hangs out by the fountains in the afternoon with a few Ravenclaws and Slytherins on Sundays, Theo and I can start 'studying' together nearby." Carina mused, looking at her Boyfriend for approval. Theo nodded rubbing her back affectionately, causing the girl to smile.
Leo nodded, pointedly ignoring the Couples actions, "And we'll all keep an eye out during classes in between."
"Great, it's settled, back to lunch?" Lyra asked with a hopeful little smile, biting into a chip.
The others laughed and continued talking about trivial nonsense and catching up on regular day to day nonsense. Planning the demise of their 'esteemed' Headmaster didn't leave much time for being regular teenagers. It was a relief to just kick back and be young once in a while. These moments were rare and precious.
"Dammit!" Leo hissed glaring after the blonde, he'd just put his foot in his mouth again and pissed off the temperamental boy.
Millie sighed threading her arm around his and leading him away from the scene. "I guess this is progress, you're not ripping anyone's head off unnecessarily."
"Fuck off Mill," Leo huffed, though he didn't remove his arm from her grip.
Millie rolled her eyes in exasperation, "I seem to have spoken to soon."
"Sorry," he grumbled quietly so no one else could hear them, as they walked into the Great Hall passed the Slytherin Table. This past week since the Hogsmead trip had seen the group grow closer. Millicent and Theo had merged seamlessly into Leo's life, almost as if they'd always been a part of it.
Millie nodded minutely, indicating the beginning of their plans for the Slytherin girls, "Theo believes Daphne may be of some use Boss, any thoughts?"
Daphne straightened minutely subtly watching them from the corner of her eye.
"We'll discuss it at a more convenient time in the future I'd like to hear from everyone though my decision will be my own." Leo drawled lazily, as if anything else would be more interesting. "Anything else?"
Daphne relaxed looking anxious for a moment before returning to her food as they sat at the Gryffindor Table with the rest of the 'group'. Julian, the twins, and Theo all nodded their greeting.
Tracy who'd been not too far away at the Slytherin Table bit her lip eyes darting to them hopefully.
Millie shrugged, when she noticed Theo's hand twitch on the table indicating she had the girls attention, "Nothing that's proving useful or to our advantage."
Tracy deflated looking dejected before hesitating and standing quickly, she turned and moved quickly away from her group at the table, who were what Leo and his friends had labeled 'Death Eaters to be'. All their observations pointed to their unwavering loyalty to Voldemort. She stood awkwardly behind them at the table fully aware that she had all eyes, including the glare of her previous group, on her.
"I want to help." She blurted out nervously and if they were honest a bit lamely. It was obvious the girl hadn't really thought through how she was going to approach them.
Leo paused turning to look at her with a detached careless expression as if her desire held no importance to him, "And?"
Tracy paled and floundered for a moment, "I could help, please, give me a moment of your time and I can tell you how, please I-"
"Davis," Theo supplied never taking his eyes off his girlfriend who was ignoring the whole situation as she stared into his eyes while playing with his hair, flawlessly playing the part of the 'happy couple in the honeymoon phase' they'd decided if they played up the sappy sweet couple, that may make the teachers or student spies to uncomfortable to spy on them while they passed information to each other. The two were the main source of communication between the two houses when Dumbledore was getting to nosey.
"Ms Davis, we're very busy and while I appreciate your interest I find it hard to believe you can be of any use to me that Theo or Millie can't." Leo drawled his eyes ran up and down her body thoughtfully before he raised a cool brow, "No nothing useful."
Tracy flushed in humiliation as students around the muffled their laughter, "Please, just a moment of your time." She pleaded eyes full of desperation.
Leo glanced at Millie pointedly, no one noticed the quick drop of her eyes, "Millie join us, we'll take pity on the poor girl, I've nothing of importance at the moment and this may be good for a laugh or two later."
Tracy flushed even darker at the slight, but lowered her eyes in submissive gratitude, she needed to prove she could be of use. It was her only chance, if she messed this up, she could very well be killed during Christmas break.
Millie nodded obediently and stood following Leo out, trailing just behind Leo, but firmly in front of Tracy indicating to the girl her standing with them. Tracy grimaced, at the moment she was expendable.
Leo led them to an abandoned classroom and entered first, Tracy paused allowing Millicent to follow before her before entering herself.
"Well done Ms Davis I'm impressed by your devotion to our cause, but tell me, why we should allow you to join us?" Leo drawled transfiguring a chair at an empty desk into a plush silk armchair and taking a seat. Millie cast a cleaning charm on the desk and leaned against it at his side.
Tracy paused looking surprised.
Millie tilted her head in amusement, "It takes a desperate soul to expose their true allegiance, before procuring a solid ally, to the enemy."
Tracy nodded, "I don't want to be a Death Eater." She blurted out, "I'm frightened of the violent and barbaric ways they chose to use to obtain they're goals. I'm a healer by nature, it's my expertise. When I graduate I'd hoped to be a Healer at Saint Mungos. If I were to join the Death Eaters I wouldn't be able to stomach it. If I'm forced to, I know my fate will be a grim one."
"They'll kill you," Leo stated factually, never letting his thoughts show, she was more desperate than he originally believed. Her situation was a dangerous one, it could also jeopardize his mission if he allowed her to join and she became compromised. He had to word this carefully, had to pull her in, in such a way that she remained loyal.
Millie nodded slowly, "She would be useless. Voldemort has no use for Healers, not unless they're healing him. And he only trusts his inner circle for that. He believes that if they were hurt to the point of needing a healer they are of no use to him anymore. She'd be eaten alive if she were to join."
Tracy nodded, "I can be useful," she pleaded desperately, tears springing to her eyes.
Leo stood slowly walking to stand in front of her. He took her chin in his hand and lifted until he was looking in her eyes, "Yes you can. From now on you'll sit with us. You will stick close to Millicent and Theo at all costs. You're one of us now, not exactly top ranked but protected. We'll be keeping an eye on you, any indication that your leaking information to either of our enemies and that protection is gone, understood."
Tracy nodded quickly fighting the urge to hug the boy, she responded breathless with relief, "Completely, you won't regret it, I promise."
"Let's hope not," Leo pulled her into a hug, keeping his eyes cold and unforgiving through the entire speech "I would hate to have to through you back to the wolves."
Tracy hugged him tightly as if she were holding onto her very life. She trembled lightly promising herself she would do anything she could to earn his trust. After all he held her very life in his hands now, and as a Slytherin she was going to do everything she could to make sure she didn't give him a reason to crush it.
Tracy followed dutifully behind the other two as they reentered the hall. Leo waved her over silently telling her to sit across from himself and Millie. Tracy nodded and moved to comply. Theo and Carina shifted over making room for the girl.
"Carina, Lyra, Julian, this is Tracy, we'll be keeping an eye on her," Leo drawled, as if merely introducing the girl was a chore. The others nodded murmuring their greeting, before returning to their previous actions. Julian flirting shamelessly with a sixth year girl causing her friends to giggle girlishly, Lyra turned to engage Millicent and Leo in conversation, while Theo and Carina made eyes at each other.
Tracy sat cautiously as if expecting them to laugh and tell her to leave.
"Sit," Leo ordered firmly, pausing in his conversation to looking at her sternly.
Tracy sat immediately and stiffly.
"Relax," Julian murmured in amusement, turning his back on the older girl in favor of leering at Tracy, bumping the girls shoulder lightly, "No one's going to bit, unless you're into that sort of thing."
Leo shot him an amused smirk, "Down Julian, Tracy's off limits. Ignore him love he's incorrigible."
Tracy nodded jerkily, a prominent blush on her cheeks," glancing around nervously her eyes landing on Daphne. The girl looked uncomfortable sitting alone near the furious group of (Not quite) Death Eaters.
"We'll be talking to her later," Leo drawled absently, eyeing his lunch distastefully. The elves must be on strike the food was defiantly not as good as usual.
Tracy glanced at him nervously, "She's my best friend," she mumbled nervously.
"And we'll decide if she can help us later," Millie drawled in annoyance as if Tracy were testing her patience. She sipped her pumpkin juice, as she flipped through her Transfiguration text. "Now we eat, I'm not going to babysit you."
Tracy bit her lip looking down at her plate, "she's adapt at Charms work, Professor Flitwick wanted to have her evaluated by an expert he believes she could be a Charms Prodigy." Tracy explained hurriedly.
Leo and the others observed her calmly with blank expressions.
"Your loyalty to your friend is intriguing," Leo admitted he was surprised she was pushing so firmly, especially with how worried she was about losing their 'protection'. He obviously wasn't going to let anything happen to the girl, unless she betrayed them. But he knew desperation could make people do things you wouldn't expect. He wouldn't trust her completely just yet.
Tracy blushed ducking her head, "She's my best friend," she repeated weakly.
Leo nodded thoughtfully setting down his fork, "Well I'm full."
The others nodded pushing away their own plates and standing. They walked out of the Hall passing the Slytherins as they went. Leo ordered Tracy not to look back. He wanted to see how loyal Daphne was to her friend.
They went through classes Tracy becoming increasingly distressed at the lack of contact with her friend, though she didn't outwardly show it. Theo and Millicent kept him updated on their observations over the course of the week.
Daphne did her best to distance herself from the angry Slytherins. She stuck close to Draco who'd long ago distanced himself from the group. He'd throw concerned glances at Tracy, who'd been ordered to work with someone from their group in classes, and angry glares at Leo. He smoothly ignored the boy, by focusing on whoever he was working with.
"Daphne," Leo called, as he passed her on his way out of their final class that Friday.
Tracy looked up at him, eyes shining hopefully for the first time in days.
Daphne, looking frazzled and distressed, paused and looked at him warily, "Yes Potter?"
"Tracy wanted to speak with you, care to join us?" Leo drawled off handedly, ignoring Tracy's almost too obvious look of gratitude.
Daphne's eyes lit up with a cautious hope, "Of Course, see you later Pansy."
Pansy nodded hesitantly, flicking her eyes over to Julian.
Julian smirked winking at her before turning back to the Fourth year girls he was chatting up while waiting for Leo.
Pansy flushed and ducked her head hurrying off, muttering something about Casanova.
Leo led them to the same classroom as before, and entered. Julian (who'd made a quick excuse to the girls before leaving) then Theo followed, Tracy and Daphne trailing after.
Leo transfigured his chair again and sat staring at the red head contemplatively.
"Tracy tells me you're a Charms Prodigy,"
Daphne flushed, glancing at her friend quickly, "Professor Flitwick has suggested the possibility."
"Are you adapt at casting Charms?" Leo pressed raising a brow, as if daring her to continue wasting his time.
Daphne twitched nervously, "I seem to catch on quickly yes and I can cast quite a few that many only ever learn after Graduation."
"Impressive… show me." Leo insisted, gesturing with a hand for her to begin.
Daphne hesitated before pulling out her wand, "I just mastered the Cave Inimicum charm, but my Caterwauling Charm is still stronger would you like me to show you one of them?"
"Cave Inimicum?" Leo asked Julian frowning, he'd never heard of the spell.
Julian whistled obviously impressed, "The Cave Inimicum Charm is essentially a ward. Though it doesn't keep anyone out for long, it merely gives the castor time to either escape or hide whatever incriminating evidence they're trying to hide in the first place. Right useful Charm to have."
"And you can cast it?" Leo directed the question to Daphne sharply, eyes taking on a more calculated gaze..
The girl nodded nervously, twitching under his piercing stare.
Leo raised a brow, before pulling a piece of parchment, ink, and a quill from his bag, "Show me. I'm going to send this note to the twins to meet us here, you cast the Charm and we'll see how well it works."
Leo calmly scribbled out a note and charmed it to fly off to the twins who should be down the hall waiting for them. The note slipped under the door disappearing from sight. Daphne flicked her wand in an intricate manner murmuring the charm. The door glowed a pale blue before returning to normal. They sat in silence for a minute or two before bells rang out clearly. Leo gestured for Theo to begin counting.
Ten minutes later the door jerked open and a confused Carina peeked in before entering with Lyra, and Millie following after, both frowning curiously.
"Sorry we're late the door was stuck and we kept missing it for some reason," Millie admitted in embarrassment, a small frown of confusion curling her lips.
Daphne nodded, smiling shyly, "It's my own little twist on the spell a notice me not tied in for extra precaution."
"I'm impressed," Leo admitted as he stood, "But tell me, why so interested in our cause? Do either of you even know what we stand for?"
Tracy faltered, as if startled at being included, "I know you don't side with He-who-must not-be-named. I know you don't side with Dumbledore. And from small observations I gather that you stand somewhere between them. You seem to fight for freedom to choose. Freedom to choose our own path, something both light and dark wouldn't allow for."
"The dark side doesn't use Charms, they use Jinx's and Hex's the darker side of Charms work. I prefer to spend my time weaving peaceful and soothing charms and spells. When I was a small child and first learned about charms, I gathered every book I could find on the subject. Looking through books I learned about Charm weavers. Researchers who weave charms into objects, to make them do magical things, things that make people happy. Like moving paintings, color changing flowers or ribbons, plush toys that expand or shrink based on a certain word or phrase. I want to make people smile or laugh with my work… I don't want to taint such wondrous thing with hate and violence." Daphne whispered quietly, as if unsure of how her admittance would be received.
"Hmm, how did two harmless little things like you wind up in Slytherin," Millie mused softly, not really sounding cruel, merely curious.
Tracy smirked for the first time all week looking like a true Slytherin, "We were able to hide our passions for this long, and we're selfish enough we'd do anything to keep our passions pure. That is our one condition, we will not use our talents to harm others not unless its life or death. Not unless it's absolutely necessary."
"Sounds fair," Theo agreed looking back at Leo questioningly, silently asking for his thoughts.
Leo nodded smirking lightly, "Seems we have ourselves a Healer and a Charms Mistress everyone."
Tracy hugged her friend, the two nearly slumping to the floor in relief, they didn't have any proof this group could keep them alive, but the small chance that they could, the ability to choose… it was just too priceless to risk losing.
"You both must swear an oath that you won't reveal anything we tell you, an oath of Silence." Leo warned the two. Both girls nodded moving forward to make the oath.
They went through the process quickly yet carefully so there would be no mistakes. Leo finally led them out of the classroom and up to the seventh floor. He stood in front of the ROR and smirked at the two girls, "Welcome to headquarters."
He ushered everyone in before entering himself.
"I thought you didn't trust us completely yet?" Daphne asked looking around in awe, running her fingers over the spine of a rare Charms book just itching to pluck it from the shelf and begin reading.
Leo smirked, she was a smart girl, "I don't, but even if you wanted to show someone else this room you wouldn't be able to, only I can make it appear." It was a lie, because Carina, Lyra, and Julian could as well, but she didn't need to know that.
Daphne nodded in acceptance. Tracy was too amazed at the room in front of her to pay much attention.
"Alright for the most part, until we can trust you, you will be given basic information that won't cripple us if it was to get out. We still don't want you spreading around alright?" Leo explained coldly, ruthless leader mask firmly back in place.
Tracy and Daphne nodded firmly, expressions nervous, "Right."
"For now your mission is to gather information, the more you know the better. Keep your ears to the ground and do your best to be subtle. I don't care what house they're in you hear something you think we need to know make a mental note and keep an ear out for more, understood?" Julian ordered crossing his arms as he gazed at them seriously.
The two nodded grimly as they were given orders and told what to listen for. At the end of the day they went back to the dorms with Millicent and Theo feeling satisfied with their chosen path.
Halloween came and went without much fuss surprising Leo as the last few years it had mostly been a dark time for him. He found having his cousins near and safe brought him comfort on the dark day with Thanksgiving nearing Leo felt his stress level rising since Daphne and Tracy had joined their little group he'd had several others approach him about joining his cause, most proved untrustworthy or they were merely looking to join the 'cool kids' or 'popular group'.
Tracy and Daphne had been surprisingly helpful in weeding those few out, and had been the ones to scathingly inform the trouble makers that they weren't running a social club.
They did need to be careful though, as they weren't being discreet in their opposition of the Headmaster. Professor Umbridge was oddly, though probably unintentionally helpful in this matter. She'd managed to keep the Old Man busy breathing down his neck and harassing his Teachers. The Twins had had a hard time not bursting out laughing when the woman had sat in on Professor McGonagall's class questioning everything he did. Carina had even gone as far as explaining that 'Professor McGonagall takes a "special" interest in our studies' when the woman had asked Carina her thoughts on the woman. She kept her tone solemn and eyes down in a submissive manner, subtly implying something sinister. McGonagall looked like a lipless statue by the end of class. Professor Umbridge cornering her with a shark like grin.
Tracy had been the one to bring him Proof that Neville was in Dumbledore's pocket, she'd managed to snap a picture with Colin Creevy's camera of Neville and Dumbledore speaking hurriedly in front of Dumbledore's office before hurrying inside. Daphne confirmed the Patil Twins providing a memory of the girls passing information on his cousins to McGonagall.
All in all, Leo hadn't regretted bringing them in yet. It was especially interesting watching them work with Julian, as he'd insisted they'd need a different mask to keep ease droppers or the like at a distance. He'd almost laughed the first time he watched the two girls fight over their man, claiming the other was delusional and that Julian was 'hers' (The classic best friends turned enemies fighting over the same bloke). Julian antagonizing the situation by claiming there was enough of him to share, or asking if they wanted a threesome, Tracy had slapped him for that one and dragged a blushing Daphne away in a huff.
Unfortunately for him, the girls were growing brave, and their observation skills weren't focused only on the other students.
"So are you and Malfoy a secret couple Boss?" Tracy asked curiously as she dealt out the cards for another game of Bullshit. She'd developed a fondness for the muggle card game and enjoyed the challenge of playing against Julian, Theo, Carina, and Daphne.
Daphne looked up an interested spark in her eye, "I've been a bit curious about that as well. Ever since the scene in the Hallway really, it didn't really seem staged but many students were wondering if it was a lovers spat or something."
"No," Leo sighed, his relaxed mood slowly edging toward annoyance, as he turned a page in his book.
Daphne eyed him shrewdly, setting two cards face down in the pile, "Two, two's. That doesn't really answer the whole question does it Boss?"
"Plain and simple, No I'm not involved with Malfoy, and no I'm not gay, one word answers it all, no." Leo sighed scanning the page in his defense text, they'd made him lose his place. Julian and the Twins shifted subtly fighting the urge to laugh. The two girls had been hinting towards this for a while, ever since the confrontation with Draco after Leo spiked his 'dates' tea with Fungiface Potion causing the boys face to grow a foul smelling fungus.
Tracy smirked slightly studying her cards casually, "Bit defensive aren't you?"
Leo snapped his book closed and stiffly slammed it on the table beside him, glaring at the wall as he tried to reign in his temper.
"Touchy too," Daphne giggled.
Leo lost it, grabbing the couch pillow he was leaning on and hurling it at the girl angrily.
"Merely stating an observation Boss," Daphne defended innocently after dodging the pillow, a coy smile on her lips.
Leo scowled eyes darting between the evil girls, "You two are treading on thin ice."
Julian waved him off, "Calm down Boss you should be use to the accusations by now, and besides, Julius Archibald is STILL in the hospital growing Fungus. If you weren't jealous of him dating Malfoy go slip him the antidote and free the poor bastard when the Nurse is in the store room doing inventory."
"I told you, the git offended me personally, it had nothing to do with Malfoy," Leo snarled, to be honest Leo couldn't answer as to why he felt offended by Archibald but he did. And he didn't feel like forgiving the boy yet. Besides Malfoy was still visiting him so he wasn't really suffering enough for Leo's tastes. Maybe when the blond stopped visiting, he'd CONSIDER letting the boy heal.
Carina shot him a skeptical smirk, "Right of course he did, funny how they all seem to offend you."
"What's that supposed to mean?" Leo demanded. He didn't like the smug look on her face.
Lyra shrugged innocently, "Nothing really, we just find it funny that every boy Malfoy shows an interest in seems to somehow wind up offending you. People are starting to notice, pretty soon poor Malfoy won't have anyone but you left. Funny how that works isn't it?"
"You're exaggerating, not EVERY guy," Leo scoffed, though he was quite as sure as he was before.
Millie chuckled from her seat behind Lyra, she looked up from the braid she was weaving, "Oh we really aren't, and it really is EVERY guy."
"Meade, Blake, Conant, Armstrong, Archibald, Carrington, Elverson, Macon, Devereaux, and even Smith, Smith was actually only his study partner for Ancient Ruins by the way. Smith was hitting on Malfoy and he wasn't interested." Theo listed off smirking, his leader turned friend really needed to just get over it and shag Malfoy senseless already. He wasn't about to tell him that Malfoy was still dreaming about him. The blonde may put up silencing spell at night but he couldn't exactly hide the embarrassed and nervous flush he'd try to hide from Theo in the morning.
Leo flushed looking away from the others, had he really gotten angry at the other blokes over Malfoy. Was he really that agitated about being ignored? Because obviously it wasn't jealousy, he couldn't be gay… he just couldn't.
Lyra groaned, trying not to move her head, as Millicent still had her hair in her hands, "Come on Boss, you like him, maybe you're not Gay, gay but you do like Malfoy… in that way. You're… Draco-sexual? Just him."
Leo frowned feeling uncertain about his preference for the first time in his life, "I don't know this is really weird." Leo admitted rubbing his neck uncomfortably. "I'm going to go lay down in the dorm."
The others sighed bidding him goodnight, they knew he wouldn't be back tonight.
Leo strolled casually down the hall, it was near curfew but he didn't care, he'd skip any detention he received anyway. He just needed to think. All these new revelations were making his head spin. Did he like Malfoy? Did he like blokes? Could he really be gay? He didn't think so. But everything was pointing at that being the case. Could he be gay and not even realize it?
The sound of pounding feet made him pause and look up. Malfoy barreled around the corner looking over his shoulder before crashing into Leo. They both landed in a tangled heap on the ground.
Draco looked up at him panicked, "Hide me!" he panted breathlessly.
Leo climbed quickly to his feet at the sound of distant feet racing towards them and dragged the boy into a hidden alcove behind a suit of armor trapping him between the wall and Leo himself.
"Draco wait!" Smith called out turning the corner and stopping in front of the suit of armor to catch his breath. "Where…?"
Leo looked down at the blonde who was covering his mouth to muffle his ragged breathing and peering nervously around Leo at the boy out in the hall. He shifted awkwardly causing Draco to start and look up in surprise. He hadn't realized how much shorter Draco was then him now. Leo was at least a head taller than the boy. He was also much broader then the boy, Draco was thin and toned. Leo was broad and built, not obnoxiously so but enough to make a difference, definitely enough to pin the boy effortlessly to the wall.
The two were dimly aware of Smith's quickly retreating steps, but neither made a move to leave.
"Leo?" Draco panted softly, still out of breath from running.
Leo frowned at the weird lurch his stomach gave at the sound, "Yeah?"
Draco quickly reached up and pulled him down, meeting him halfway in a burning kiss. Leo couldn't move, a fire had started in his stomach the second Draco's soft warm lips had met his. He was kissing him, and Leo was pretty sure he was kissing back. Leo braced his hand firmly on the wall behind Draco's head, trying to hold himself up and grab onto some element of control as he found himself forcing the blonde back against the wall, as the fire spread to his chest. He couldn't breathe reaching up with his free hand he tangled it in Draco's hair, and pulled back just barely long enough to take a breath before he was back and forcing the blonde's mouth open to taste him. Vanilla and Cinnamon overwhelming him, the taste the smell, it was spellbinding. His brain was a scattered mess as he tried to make sense of what was happening but he brushed it off too busy tasting every part of the other boy's mouth.
Draco was grabbing at him desperately trying to find something to hold onto, putting up just enough of a fight to make Leo crazy.
Leo jerked away knocking over the armor behind him, he cringed at the loud banging that rang out in the hall, Draco covered his ears leaning heavily against the wall for support.
"I'm sorry, I need to think," Leo gasped waving his hand to put it back in place only partially to cover Draco from sight. For both their benefit, he wouldn't want Draco in trouble because of him. Leo turned and dashed down the hall toward the common room.
Well this defiantly killed any denial he made to being Gay. He was pretty sure kissing a guy and liking it meant he was. Or was Lyra right? Was it just Draco? Did he care? Did he want this? Did he really just leave the boy there after kissing him senseless? Leo skidded to a halt in the middle of the hall looking back down the Hall.