Lily gazed out over the lake, letting out a wistful sigh. It had been a long year. Every time she had seen Severus around, she had made a point to pretend to ignore him, but really, she wanted nothing more than to run over to him and tell him how sorry she was. Then again, maybe what she really wanted was for him to apologise to her.
And then there was Potter, who had somehow gotten simultaneously more annoying and appealing as the year had dragged on. She had heard through the grapevine that he was dating Meiriona Davies, and the thought crushed her. She didn't know why it crushed her, but it did. Stupid Potter.
Bending down, she picked up a rock and tossed it out over the water, watching it skip. She liked being out by the lake this time of the day. Most people were inside, finishing up their homework and getting some social time in before curfew. She, of course, had finished all of her homework before dinner and had taken a short nap before heading out to watch the sunset. It was so quiet, and peaceful...