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Neville’s Had A Bad Day
Late Night At Hogwarts
A late night in your dormitory, and the moon lights up the entire space. It is completely silent, and youre sitting out your bed, reading a book. You hear soft footsteps and the door creak open, and the sound of someone holding back tears.
“Nev,” you whisper into the dark corner of the doorway, “is that you?” He enters slowly, head hung low. You see glistening tears on his cheek, illuminated by the moonlight steaming in through the windows. You heart freezes a little.
“Hey, sunshine...” he mumbles, voice low and shaky, “... I was wondering if maybe you could... hold me? I- I haven’t really had a fantastic day, and,” he takes a shuddering breath, “...and you always help everything feel all right again.”
“Of course,” you say. You open your arms as he crosses the room to you and let him lay against you with his head across your chest. You begin to play with his hair and rub his arm as his gentle sobs fill the room.
“All you all right, Nev? What happened? You- y’don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.” You press a small kiss to the top of his head and resume stroking his hair. He lets out a sigh, and tilts his head to look into your eyes.
“I’m... I’m not really ready to talk about it yet. But... just... stay with me? Please, flower?”
“Of course I will, love,” you reply. Tears start to well up in your eyes. Neville may call you sunshine, but in truth, he does a lot more to cheer you up than you ever have to for him. It pains you to see your usually happy Neville so bothered. As your eyes well up at the thought of him hurting, he hears you as you start to cry with him.
“Are you all right?”
“Of course, love. I just... hate seeing you unhappy.” You sniffle. “Seems a bit backwards, really. You’re usually the one cheering me up. Not that I’m complaining or anything! I’ll comfort you and make you feel better; I’m happy to do just that anytime you need! I- it just feels sort of... off. I guess it’s making me feel a little sad. That’s all. Don’t worry about me.”
“Awww, don’t cry, flower. I don’t want that.” He lifts himself up from where he was laying and looks into your eyes. Both of you take hold of each other’s hands, squeezing them in comfort. You sit there for hours, across from each other, calming each other down and offering wordless support. Finally, Neville moves.
“Come on, love.” He taps his chest.
“Come here,” he whispers. “It’s late, and we have an exam in the morning.”
He lies down and pulls you over to him, snuggling you tight to his chest.
“You gonna be all right?” He whispers into the darkness.
“Yeah,” you answer. “You?”
“With you by my side?” comes the reply. “I can get through anything. He places a gentle kiss on your forehead and the two of you fall asleep, ready to face another day.
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List of audio files used:
- Wood creek by Collection from https://noisefx.ru +)
- Man shivering by Nox_Sound from www.freesound.org +)
- Sniff by owlstorm from http://freesound.org +)
- PianoSorrow by Phil Larson +)
- Man crying - mourning 1 by Ranner from www.freesound.org +)
- Fire In Fire Place by Recorded by Tascam DR-05 +)