Regrets and Promises

AlwaysPadfoot


Cheeky's Weekly Drabbles - Write about a Trio Era girl - "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."- Lucille Ball

The Secrets Challenge - "Your character has been abused [physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually] by a family member."

Prompts: When Words Were Actions (72)

Instant Darkness Powder: Write something taboo, dark and/or Angsty


"Hannah, what happened? Your face!"

"Peeves." I grumbled as an excuse. What had actually happened was my problem and Susan didn't need to know.

***FLASHBACK***

After my patrol all could think about was getting into bed. Lost in my thoughts, I reached the fourth floor but I was stopped when I heard the creak of a door. Drawing my wand, I muttered a quick Lumos. Classroom 4B's door was open. I raised my wand a little higher.

"Prefect, show yourselves," I said clearly. When nothing happened, I pushed it open with my other arm.

"Hello?" I called, stepping further into the classroom and scanning the darkness. All of a sudden someone disarmed me, locking the door. My wand fell somewhere to my left and I whirled around.

"Who's there?" I said, my whole body was tense. My brother stepped out from the shadows.

"What the fuck, Daniel?" I snapped, "You scared the crap out of me."

"Having fun prefect patrolling?" he asked. I rolled my eyes and ignored him, I headed towards where I'd heard my wand land. He grabbed my arm as I passed him.

"What are you doing Dan?"

"I asked you a question."

The way he spoke made me nervous. "I'll happily take points from your house. Let go."

I tried to make my voice threatening but it didn't come out the way I wanted it to.

"I bet you'd love that. I bet you'd love to take points or put me in detention so Mum can tell me how I should be bloody perfect just like you."

"Dan," I began.

"Don't fucking interrupt," he hissed, "I could get O's at NEWT level and no one would care because you'll come about with more amazing grades at OWL level than I did. Then Mum will ask me why I didn't get as many OWLs as Hannah?"

"That's not my fault, you know I don't tell Mum to do that."

"It is. You get better grades and you're a prefect too." he persisted. "You'll do anything to show me up."

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done, stop being so anal about this," I retorted, "I'm not going to stop working hard just so you can stop feeling bad about yourself."

His fist connected with my cheek knocking me to the floor. I gasped in pain, cupping my hand to my face.

"Bitch!"

I couldn't even look up at him, my own brother. He'd said things that hurt before but this was something he'd never done before. Never.

"You talk about regrets, well I won't regret anything I do from now on either Hannah, nothing." he warned, slamming the door shut.

***FLASHBACK END***

"They really need to get rid of Peeves!" Susan grimaced and I nodded, as I thought about last night.

Daniel had said those last words as a promise.