- 25 Jun 2018, 23:00
Meiriona would never be able to say what she had expected him to say.
It definitely wasn’t that.
Her heart sank as he explained what had happened. Many of her friends had warned her about dating James Potter, saying it was only a matter of time before Lily Evans finally realized she had feelings for him just as badly as he had feelings for her. The entire school seemed to know the pair were perfect for each other, but Meiriona had refused to believe it. She had chosen to trust in James, to trust that he cared about her, liked her.
She slowly backed away a couple of steps, her eyes darting around. Meiriona was waiting for him to say he was only joking, that it was a (potentially cruel) retribution for her bald spot joke, but it never came. Instead, her heart continued to feel like it was being crushed.
She couldn’t speak. She opened her mouth a couple of times, but nothing would come out at first. Eventually, she found her voice.
“You like her.” It wasn’t a question. “She finally likes you too.” She cast her eyes downward, playing with the ends of her hair. “I guess I should have seen that coming...”
She swallowed a lump in her throat, squeezing her eyes together for a moment. “James...” Her voice cracked, and she swiped at her eyes with the back of her hand.