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Aias Midnight

...you won't believe what happens next.

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Aias and his best friend had been feuding all year. About half way through the year, Aias had stopped stealing Al's stuff. And instead started shoving notes everywhere. Given the fact that the young Gryffindor didn't care about learning, he was fine writing notes to Al in class when he was supposed to actually be doing other things. Who cared about notes? He was trying to figure out other things. 

 

This year had been a big year for him. Between the drama between he and his best friend, his girlfriend actually refused to talk to him. She'd said that she'd only date a Quidditch player, which was why he stayed on the team. But then she hadn't been to any game or talk to him. Instead he'd been completely alone. So next year he had no reason to play the sport again.

 

But the truth was bigger then that. Gathering up his supplies, he found his former best friend on the train getting ready to go home and Aias did the only thing he could think to do. He plopped down on top of Al. It was just like the old times. Given that Aias refused to play anything on the Quidditch team other then beater, he had more arm muscles then he knew what to do with and he was going to refuse to let Al up until they talked. "You've been avoiding me." Stated the world's biggest hypocrite. He'd spent ages ignoring Al and now he was offended that Al was ignoring him back.

 

"And if you keep this up, I'm going to quit Quidditch and then I'll go live in someone else's dorm and you'll never see me again."

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This yeah had in several way been both a disaster and a wonderful success. Al's grades had been moderate and he had led his quidditch team had won the cup. But for all the good things that had happened, he felt like it didn't matter. His two best friends had basically ignored him at the beginning of the year. Then the missing items began. At first, Al thought he had just been misplacing things. Then he had caught Aias actually stealing them. That had been the last straw for him.

 

Aias had been essentially cut off from Al's radar. Outside of Quidditch practice, Al hardly spoke to the boy. But then the notes started. Al refused to read any of them, but Aias was nothing if not persistant. In fact, Aias had put them in the strangest of places including his toothbrush case, a pair of his boxers and also one time in his morning omelet. Al was not sure how that one had gotten there. To be frank he was tired of them and so he was glad the school year was done. That meant the notes would be too.

 

The train was always a relaxing time for Al and this year was going to be no exception. Olwen was going to meet him later, but she had some other things to do before then. The upside of having a "larger" girlfriend was that he could easily keep the compartment to himself. Well that was until Aias showed up and he was an unmoveable object at times. Like right now.

 

"Oh speaking to me again are you? Also I haven't been avoiding you just ignoring. There is a difference. And I wasn't the first person to do that." Al gave Aias a pointed look. If he wanted to real talk Al could real talk.

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Aias rolled his eyes. It was just silly to him that Al was being this dramatic about everything. "You sided with the enemy. Obviously I was mad at you. And then I tried to apologize but then you wouldn't listen." Or really, he wouldn't read it. Which meant that Aias's apology, which this would have been his first ever apology, had just been lost to the void. Or whatever it was Al did with the notes he obviously didn't read. At some point Aias decided that it wasn't fair his roommate didn't at least read them, but whatever.

 

But eventually he let out a breath and slid off of Al. Back on his feet, he moved over to the door of the compartment. "But fine. I'm off the team. I'll send Inara my jersey and whatever else you guys need." Because now he knew that it didn't matter. There was no reason for him to play. Lou didn't care any more. And Al obviously didn't care. So why was he even bothering with it? Instead he'd just spend his weekends pestering his dad and uncle in Hogsmeade, at the family pub or whatever it was. Still, he wasn't feeling excellent.

 

Something about this hurt his heart. He didn't know why, but it did. Maybe he'd go find his older brother and talk to him about everything. He did hover near the door as he thought of what else they needed to settle. "I'll talk to Fjord next year about moving into a different dorm." He added, with a head nod, still not opening the door.

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Sided with the enemy? What the hell was Aias talking about? Al hadn't done anything this year except become captain of the quidditch team. Well that and get attacked by a death eater, but that was another story (for his therapist probably).

 

"Are you talking about Linus? Linus and I are just co-captains Aias and I didn't ask to be captain Fjord just sent out the jersey to me. And don't you dare walk out of that door. We have a lot more to discuss. Alohoki."

 

He cast the spell at the door locking them both in, which was a good spell attempt for Al (fire tended to follow him). Al wasn't done with Aias, not by a long shot. He was going to have his say and Aias tended to run toward the dramatic.

 

"You're not quitting. You're like one of our best beaters and secondly I don't want you to move out. That would leave me with just Cooper in the dorm and that would be boring. But Aias why didn't you just tell me you had a problem to begin with. We could have talked about it. You're my best mate here and you just started ignoring me slash stealing all my stuff. Of course, I'm going to retaliate."

 

Al had been wanting to get this off his chest for a while now. He had felt so alone this year even with Olwen being around. But there was no one for him to talk to about his foray with the death eater who wasn't already there. Olwen had remained silent on it.

 

"I just want my mate back."

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Even after his best mate used magic on the door, Aias tried to open it. That didn't do anything. He wiggled the door again and nothing happened. "That's not fair. You know I'm not a good wizard." He stated as if it should be obvious. Because it should be. He was a really bad wizard. He passed his classes by the skin of his teeth. He wasn't good at it at all. While he wanted to be a better wizard, nothing ever happened. Maybe he should just give up being magical?

 

"And yes I'm talking about Linus. He's been trying to get me off the team since he became the captain. The only reason I've survived is because at least I had Leslie." But without her, his biggest ally was gone. "And now Lou's been weird to me and I lost you. Other then Inara, there's no one on the team I can talk to." Inara was like the older sister he always wanted. And without her, he was going to fail. He needed to be off of the team and make it so he could be safe from Linus.

 

He was one of their strongest beaters? He rolled his eyes. "Only because I threaten to quit any time you guys put me as anything but beater." Because he hated those spots. He liked being a beater and that was it. Chaser was boring. And seeker was the worst. He was going to be the only seventh year who still demanded to be a beater. It was at this point he realized he threatened to quit a lot. The one time Linus said he was going to practice being a chaser, he refused to even go to practice. If he was anything but a beater, the team didn't have his support at all.

 

But he shook his head. "I'm not going to do another year like this. Where my girlfriend's silent most of the time. And my best mate picked my one enemy to side with." It was the first time since he was sorted that he wished he was in a house other then Gryffindor. At least if he was a Hufflepuff, he'd get to see his older brother more. "I've been trying to talk to you. I've been here. You just refuse to ever talk to me."

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"Yes and as you know most of the time I use my wand fire is made. Let's just be glad that we're not on fire right now." Al responded to Aias' comment on being a bad wizard.

 

The fact was that Aias' complaints were unfounded. But that was always the case with the boy. He leaped into assumptions before even trying to look. Linus didn't want him off the team and Leslie wasn't the only reason he was still there. Though the bit about Lou was also a little disheartening. Al hadn't seen much of the girl this year. Their first two years at Hogwarts they had been inseparable, but now they were all adrift.

 

"Aias you didn't lose me and I didn't pick Linus over you. Linus and I barely talk. It's literally just quidditch talk when we do. Plus he's like a prefect. That makes him a narc. And you're a beater all the time because I fight for you to be one. I know it's the position you like and are good at. I wasn't able to swing it first game because I'm new at this. Aias you just shut down on me. You wouldn't talk to me, wouldn't sit next to me, and stole my pillow every night for an entire term."

 

That last bit was the reason he had suffered so much in the first term classes. Not having a pillow did not make for comfortable sleeps. Al looked at Aias for a second. He was still a little mad at the other Gryffindor. But he softened a bit. Aias had tried in his own way to make amends. So now it was Al's turn.

 

"I'm sorry I didn't ready any of your notes. I was being a bad friend with that, but I was so frustrated with you. You make it very difficult to know when you're trying to appologise. I mean reading is not my strong suit." That was a lie, but one that Al made a habit of perpetuating. "And I knew Lou was being weird and I should have tried to connect back to you then. I'm sorry for being a arse, but we kinda both were being arses." Al stuck out his hand. "Do you forgive me?"

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Aias was thinking and trying to figure out as much as possible. But the truth was he just didn't know. It had never occurred to him that Linus and Al weren't the best of friends. It had just seemed like obviously they were going to be the best of friends and then Aias was in his own little bubble. It was a pain, but he accepted it since there wasn't anything else he could really deal with. And then when Lou started ignoring him, it made him feel a lot weirder. What was he supposed to do?

 

Other then talking to Inara, he wasn't sure what else he should do or say.

 

Listening to Al's apology, Aias refused to take his best mate's hand. Instead he did something better. He pretty much just threw his body against the other male and curled up against his best mate. They were just naturally the best of friends again. That was all it took in order to make things go smoothly again. Because really, Aias missed having his best friend. Without having his best mate, he felt almost completely alone at the school. Without saying anything, he just curled up against and wanted to pretend that everything was just fine.

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