Harry & Daphne
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Kassien - Runic Animagi
Chapter 34 - Final Exam
AN: I do not own Harry Potter.
Rated M: Mature
Chapter 34: Final Exam
My final exams for my four remaining classes were rather pathetic and extremely easy, and I would be rather surprised if I didn't ace them all. Monday's Defense exams were technically supposed to be the hardest, but I breezed through both the written and practical quite simply along with most of the class who also attended the DA. It was no surprise that with all the practices and extra teaching all the DA members received, that they would be ready for anything Remus had in store for them and continuously proved it during the practical aspects.
Tuesday's Charms exams were relatively challenging mainly because so much of the test was useless charms and random things that wouldn't really help in a duel, and I therefore didn't focus as much as I had for other aspects of the magical discipline. I didn't study or practice many charms to get statues to dance, but I could charm weapons and attackers better than Professor Flitwick himself and did much better on the things that had a useful practical application to either fighting or surviving which often went hand in hand. On Wednesday I had no problems with Care of Magical Creatures and actually got to review spells that would have some effect on Giants in preparation, before having to feed and care for several acromantulas and a real live Griffin.
I totally aced the Transfiguration exams, and stunned Professor McGonagall with greater details and skills than anyone else in the class. Even the written portion I performed quite well since I had been learning so much over the year both in my own studies and from Professor Dumbledore in our duels and lessons. I felt great when it was over since t was my last exam of the year and now I only had to worry about Voldemort's attack, which I wasn't sure if it would occur tonight after midnight or tomorrow since I still believed Friday the 13th seemed the most likely.
I spent the night hanging out with Dobby since Daphne and her friends were back in their Common Room studying for their Potions exam tomorrow while my Gryffindor friends were preparing for Herbology. Dobby explained how my elves along with several of the Hogwarts house elves were planning on helping during the upcoming battle by bringing the injured fighters back to the Hogwarts hospital wing for treatment since they could travel through the school's ancient and powerful wards. He promised me that the elves would be careful and travel in pairs to protect themselves and the injured when bringing them to safety and for treatment, and that Winky would not be participating in order to protect and care for their son.
"You have to promise me that you'll keep watch over Daphne," I added between bong hits as dinnertime approached, something I was quite worried about since everyone now knew about our relationship.
"I promise Harry," he responded sincerely, knowing how important this request was to me.
"And if something should happen to me …I'm counting on you to watch over my family," I continued seriously. "In my room in my bedside table, I have the several cups of semen stored correctly …if I don't survive, I want Daphne to have them since she's the one who requested them to carry on the Potter Family. I know that muggles have ways to artificially inseminate women to get them pregnant …and Daphne and I have already talked about using this method if the worst comes to pass."
"I understand Harry," replied Dobby close to tears. Not wanting to think about me not surviving, but I have to be realistic about what the future might hold.
"I'm trusting you with this Dobby …because you are my very best friend and a part of my family …and I love you," I continued very emotionally and with great difficulty after putting down the bong and giving my friend a long and warm hug.
"I love you too Harry," cried Dobby even more emotionally than I was, his body shaking with loud sobs as he clung to my side, "you better make it through."
"Don't worry …I plan to survive. I have too much to live for now," I replied still somewhat chocked up before packing up all our smoking supplies and getting ready for dinner.
The night dragged on very slowly as I waited for the wards to worn me if Voldemort's forces attacked, but by two in the morning still nothing had happened and I went to sleep. Friday morning while the others were taking their last exams, I met with Albus to make any final preparations for the battle against Tom, and told him my plans to help deal with the Giants and Werewolves. He warned me not to overexert myself too quickly since it would be inevitable that I would have to battle Tom at some point, but trusted me to know my limits and restrain myself and my magic …hopefully potions and adrenaline would aid me in that respect.
"Severus said that Nagini will be joining Tom in the battle …we must kill her before we battle Tom," spoke Albus thoughtfully as it neared lunchtime and the end of our long discussion.
"I'll keep that in mind sir," I responded respectfully, "will Severus be fighting with us?"
"He does not want to fight against us," he sort of answered.
"That doesn't answer my question Albus," I retorted with a glare to my aged Headmaster and mentor.
"No …it didn't," he sighed, "…he's hoping to sabotage Voldemort's side from within, he needs to keep up appearances otherwise Tom will most assuredly kill him."
"You know that he will die when Tom does, right?" I responded to his sad look, "his dark mark will ensure that."
"Yes …but there is no guarantee that you will be able to kill Tom for good, his position among Tom's followers would then still be required," answered Albus dejectedly.
"One of us will die when next we meet Albus," I replied with strength of conviction I didn't quite feel but knew somehow to be true, causing the old wizard's eyes to widen as my words registered.
"You don't know that for sure Harry," he countered regretfully.
"Yes Albus …I do," I answered sincerely, "and I am prepared for whatever comes."
I could tell that Albus wasn't really happy with my words and wanted to talk me out of my belief, but my sincerity and firm glare kept him silent. Our meeting ended shortly after that, neither of us really having anything else to say since we were both in our own worlds thinking about what the future would bring. We walked in silence to lunch and separated at the Great Hall so I could spend lunch with my Gryffindor friends who had just finished their Herbology exams, since the Potions exams had yet to finish and Daphne and her friends were nowhere to be found. Neville was happily explaining parts of the Herbology exam to the others, and they were surprisingly all paying rapt attention, even Ron making for a quite lunch for the most part.
"So Harry," started Ron as lunch was winding down and many had finished eating, "are we having a movie night tonight?"
"We could watch something this afternoon," I answered, "but I have plans tonight after dinner."
"What plans?" asked the newly arrived Hermione, the first of the people back from the Potions final as se sat next to Ron and gave him a small peck on the cheek.
"A date," I shrugged in reply, not wanting to scare or alert everyone of the upcoming battle since Albus and I already agreed to not get the students involved if we could help it.
"Oh, that's nice," continued Hermione, "…I was hoping my boyfriend would want to spend the afternoon with me outside for a date of our own."
"Really …uh, okay," answered a shocked Ron who then smiled widely and gave Hermione a small kiss making them both beam with happiness and excitement.
"Yeah …it's too nice outside to stay in and watch a movie," commented Neville who looked over to his girlfriend Luna at the Ravenclaw table smiling back at him knowingly.
I looked around and noticed most people looking to go outside and enjoy the wonderful June day, and could only hope they would all be alive to enjoy it tomorrow as well. The teachers up at the Head table seemed as nervous and apprehensive as I was, while almost all of the students were obliviously happy and exited to be finished with their exams and still have about five more days to hang out and relax at school. For me it was just too difficult to truly be happy as my worries about Voldemort's upcoming attack had me on edge and scared about my future. When my Gryffindor friends were finally done with lunch and getting ready to head outside to enjoy the day, I went over to the Slytherin table to wait on Daphne so we could spend as much time together as we could before the unknown came to pass.
How was the Potions exam?" I asked the group of Daphne and her friends who had just arrived.
"Rough," grumbled Blaise, "we just got an incomplete list of ingredients, and had to fill in the blanks …determine what potion it was …brew said potion …and then write an essay on the potion and the breakdown of all the ingredients, steps, and reactions."
"Yikes …that does sound rough," I answered with a cringe.
"It wasn't too bad …I had veritaserum," answered Daphne easily and with a proud smirk since that was one of the potions she had really studied well.
"I had Wolfsbane," added Tracey with a shrug.
"Blood replenisher," continued Sophia with a smile, "Blaise had the easiest …Skelegro."
"Ugh …that stuff tastes fucking awful," I cringed in remembrance.
"When have you had Skelegro?" asked a curious Blaise with a tiny bit of compassion knowing himself how foul it was.
"Fucking Lockhart vanished the bones in my broken arm," I answered with a shake of my head at the moron's incompetence.
"He really was useless wasn't he?" spoke Tracey with a disbelieving shake of her head.
"You have no idea," I answered with a slight laugh.
"Are you two joining us outside now that we're done eating?" asked Sophia to Daphne and I as they got up to go relax and have some fun enjoying the beautiful day outside.
"We might meet up with you all later," answered Daphne with a smirk before grabbing my arm and dragging me quickly back to my suite to spend a bit more time together while we could, since she was the only one among them that knew what was really coming.
We made great use of the few hours we had alone together before dinner, hoping that it wouldn't be our last time with each other. We also talked a bit about our plans for battling Voldemort and his army, and when we expected his attack later tonight. We decided to skip dinner in the Great Hall, and instead had a large pepperoni pizza for ourselves cooked by a nervous Winky while we spent our time with Dobby and his son Haphne. It was a perfect and relaxing evening, and if this was my last day on earth it was spent with the people I loved and would miss the most in this world.
It was shortly after ten when I felt the first alert of the school's wards, and hoped I was ready for what I was about to face. I quickly told Daphne to put on her cloak and sword as I did the same before asking Dobby to pop the pair of us to the front lawn of Hogwarts to face the gate where the wards were being attacked. As soon as we arrived I could see the giants and trolls smashing in the front gate trying to tear it down physically as several Death Eaters added their own spells to the mix. Dobby promised to stay with us at the beginning to take care of our cloaks, but before we could even get them off several howls and sounds of fighting came from the Forbidden Forest, which from the sound of it were the Centaurs and Werewolves fighting.
I quickly threw several of the Weasley twins' silver cloud bombs towards the edges of the forest and was rewarded by several painful cries from the approaching Werewolves. I then gave the rest of the silver cloud bombs to Dobby along with our basilisk hide cloaks and swords just as the Headmaster and several teachers emerged from the front doors of the school prepared to fight and defend the students. They however could only watch as Daphne and I both activated our dragon runic animagi forms and quickly changed and took to the skies in order to counter attack Voldemort's forces.
"Sweet Merlin," came a shout from Hagrid loud enough for us both to hear as he witnessed two almost identical Egyptian Black dragons flying towards the gates of Hogwarts to defend them all.
I vaguely remembered the school's motto to 'never wake a sleeping dragon' and found it the most fitting as Daphne and I approached the now wide-eyed army of Voldemort's forces. An ear shattering loud cry erupted from both of us as we aimed for the largest of the giants before letting loose a burning wave of the brightest and hottest fire we possessed directly into their midst. It was both grotesque and fascinating to watch as the two largest giants caught fire and instantly began rampaging in an effort to put out the fire, knocking out another pair of giants and a few trolls in the process. On our second wave of spewed fire two more giants were instantly engulfed in our burning flames sending them flailing through more of their brethren, as the Death Eaters finally regained their senses and began sending spells towards our very magically resistant hides feeling no more than common stinging hexes.
I took a third pass spewing sire at the last four standing giants as Daphne aimed hers towards the large crowd of wizards and dwarves that were firing spells at us making them all look for cover or scatter less they get burned alive. After my third pass, I was close enough to the ground to crash my heavy tail down onto the final two giants not already burning or dead breaking several of their bones and dropping them painfully to the ground, hopefully to not get up again. I could see several more of the Weasley twins' silver cloud bombs in the distance near the Forbidden Forest and hoped that Dobby was still okay and safe. Looking around me at the Hogwarts front gate I noticed a few remaining trolls and several Dwarves just managing to break down the exterior protections causing the wards keeping out Voldemort's army to fail and fall in a loud crash of magic.
I let out a final assault fire wave at the group of trolls and dwarves rushing into the school's grounds managing to cut their numbers almost in half before joining Daphne in the sky and returning to a spot on the grounds away from the incoming attacks. The moment we landed, we returned to our now naked bodies and I gave one very appreciative glance at my beautiful fiancé before Dobby popped in next to us with spare underwear, pants, shirt, and our basilisk hide cloaks and swords. It only took a few seconds to throw them all on and be prepared to rejoin the fight that was now taking place between Voldemort's army and the teachers and aurors that were stationed at Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.
"Thanks Dobby …please stay safe," I called out as Daphne and I took off towards the edges of the Forbidden Forest as the last of the current silver clouds began dissipating and the shadows of a few figures slowly began to emerge.
Daphne and I each threw our last two silver cloud bombs towards the approaching figures and were again rewarded with several loud painful cries. We hoped that was the last of the Werewolves of Greyback's pack, but couldn't be sure what was happening within the very dark woods. We were just about to check on it since we didn't want any Werewolves surprising our forces later on in the battle when we were stopped by Firenze, Hagrid, and Remus who despite the lingering silver clouds took up the task of entering the forest so we could fight the approaching army.
"My people are in there fighting young Potter …leave it to us," spoke the palomino bodied Firenze as he charged the forest he was recently banished from in an attempt to aid his race from any remaining Werewolves.
"Don't worry Harry, I'll be careful …but I must make sure Greyback is put down for good," spoke a hard faced Remus I had only encountered the few times I've seen him battling Death Eaters or other dark forces of Voldemort.
I said a silent prayer for the last true Marauder and friend of my deceased parents and godfather, both that he would survive and also confirm the death of the vicious Fenrir Greyback who was responsible for biting him and turning him into a Werewolf at the young age of four. Daphne then grabbed my hand in a show of support and to get my attention before dragging me back into the fight still occurring near the front gates of the school. We were just entering the fray from the left side of the incoming invaders when I felt my scar twitch slightly and knew that Voldemort himself had finally arrived and was particularly pissed off at the lack of his army …namely the giants and werewolves which were nowhere to be found.
"Tom just got here …but I don't see him," I called to Daphne who despite being right next to me could hardly understand or hear me over the very loud noises of the battles and spells going on all around us.
"We can't worry about Him now …we've got other problems," she yelled back and pointed out several black shadowy figures approaching our position and being given a wide berth from both the Death Eaters and the aurors we could see fighting.
"Wraiths," I breathed out to myself recognizing the Dementor like figures and knew it would be up to me to get rid of these foul creatures for good …glad to be holding Daphne's hand giving me all the love and incentive I would need for a great memory I yelled, "Expecto Patronum!"
The brightest solid silvery white stag leapt from my wand and charged the approaching foul and dark creatures at an inhumane speed. The unholy shrieks of the black shadowy creatures caused many of those fighting to pause and watch as Prongs the Patronus tore through their small ranks in only several seconds destroying them all before exploding in a bright flash of light and magic that illuminated the entire grounds of Hogwarts and all those still battling or watching the feat of magic. Daphne and I used the light and several people's pauses to fire a barrage of spells at the closest Death Eaters, dropping or killing a pair each before anyone seemed to recover and we were then engaged in a variety of duels.
For almost ten minutes we were dueling with many of the remaining Death Eaters, and doing very well thinning out their ranks until only a handful remained. Throughout the time several house elves were seen popping up all over the battlefield pulling the injured aurors and teachers back into the hospital wing of Hogwarts. There were very few aurors still fighting, and only a small group of Order of Phoenix members, and among the teachers only Flitwick, McGonagall, and Dumbledore who was battling Voldemort still remained. Firenze, Hagrid, and Remus had not yet returned from the Forbidden Forest, and Snape was among the dozen remaining Death Eaters that comprised the entirety of Voldemort's forces.
"Sectumsempra," came the familiar voice of Hogwarts' resident Potion Master from my left and I could feel it approach me as I was currently battling Lucius Malfoy and knew I had no time to avoid it.
"Fuck," I whispered knowing it was going to hurt while I held my conjured marble shield blocking Lucius' unforgivable killing curse, but was amazed and surprised when my marble shield shattered and I wasn't hit by Snape's spell.
I turned quickly behind me and saw with wide eyes the severed head of Voldemort's familiar and last horcrux Nagini only feet behind me. I turned back immediately to lock eyes with Snape in gratitude, knowing the snake's bite while not deadly would have injured me greatly and made me lose concentration on my conjured shield. We had no time however to communicate as in the next second he was killed by Xavier Yaxley who had just dropped Tonks moments before with a painful bludgeoning hex that destroyed her shoulder and much of her wand arm and used the same spell point blank to the back of the spy's head ending his life in a shower of blood and brain matter.
"Sectumsempra," I intoned quietly in honor to my fallen Potion Master and comrade who saved my life to forsake his own, and was happy when it hit dead center of Yaxley's chest before diving out of the way to avoid Lucius' next spell …another killing curse, apparently the fucker still blamed me for Draco's imprisonment and bankrupting him for a wonderful Christmas present.
I was instantly back on my feet and began firing off spells as fast as I could, putting Lucius immediately on the defensive having great difficulty blocking and avoiding them all. Within a single minute he was hit with two cutting curses, a bludgeoning spell to his left knee, a bone breaker to his left arm, and a concussion hex making him wobbly and slow. I gave him a single smirk worthy of the best Slytherin before hitting him with Snape's invented dark cutting curse causing a large bleeding gash to appear on his chest that knocked him to the ground where he would bleed out and die in the next minute …not that I cared.
I turned around to see Daphne wearing down Alecta Carrows with a steady stream of powerful spells that kept the twin unspeakable on her heals and solely defending. I looked across the rest of the battlefield and the few last duels taking place before spotting Voldemort and the Headmaster locked in a fierce and very intense duel that seemed to have been going on since the dark lord arrived. I could tell that Albus was slowly weakening, and decided to head in their direction while binding any of the stunned or injured Death Eaters I came across so they couldn't rejoin the battle and also snapped any of their wands I came by. By the time I approached the intense duel I saw the Headmaster get hit by a succession of dark bludgeoning hexes that shattered his right leg, right wand arm, and the left side of his chest breaking bones and knocking him to the ground defenseless, bleeding, and gasping difficultly for air.
"It ends here old man," sneered Voldemort in excited triumph as he stood over the broken and bleeding body of his long time nemesis and former teacher, Albus Dumbledore. "The Light dies tonight!"
"Want to bet on that Tommy boy?" I challenged unflinchingly as I slid silently to the small space between the two pillars of magic with a focused intensity that I was training my whole life to finally achieve, and knew that it would truly end tonight.
"Potter," growled the furious dark lord as his burning and hateful red eyes tried to kill me with the glare he sent me, knowing if I was here, that his forces were falling to the Light while he was busy dueling with the Headmaster. "You think you are a match for me …the greatest wizard of all time?"
"Why not Tom, after all …we are both mortal now," I spoke and dropped two items on the ground between us, and watched in joy as his crimson eyes widened in recognition and fear as he stared at the obviously no longer functioning horcruxes of the diary and severed head of his snake Nagini.
"You fool …you think this makes me mortal?" he finally sneered and began laughing maniacally after getting over his initial shock and fear that his horcruxes were discovered and gone, but he obviously only thought we knew about those two.
"Not just these …but there was nothing left of Peverell's ring, Slytherin's necklace, Hufflepuff's cup, or Ravenclaw's diadem to present you with Tom," I answered back with a gleeful smirk at his intensely and quickly growing rage and knew he was about to lose it completely, "why …were these important to you Tom?"
"Crucio!" shouted Voldemort angrier than I had ever seen him as a sickly black aura slowly started growing around him, and I knew that I would be in for the fight of my life as I spun from the incoming spell and banished Albus further out of harms way before again turning to face an enraged Voldemort as the battle truly begun.
For over twenty minutes we traded spells and attacks, and I was even able to use my sword to land a few physical blows although only minor ones, as well as to shield and deflect some spells sent by Voldemort. It was easy to tell from the lack of priori incantatem that Tom had fashioned himself a new wand that was a similar black yew, but probably no longer contained a tail feather from Fawkes, as it never reacted with my own. I was slowly starting to tire after the already strenuous battle on Hogwarts' grounds, but thankfully my tribal runic tattoos continued to feed me energy and magic as I threw everything I could at the also slightly weakening dark lord.
I was finally able to land a strong cutting curse to his left shoulder just as he finished a very impressive piece of magic that raised a stone golem from the fractured ground beneath our feet. I used his slight distraction in fixing his shoulder to throw off my cloak and charge my dragon runic seal for only a few seconds to not waste magic, before making quick work of the stone guardian of the earth to Voldemort's wide and fearful eyes. I then turned towards him and spewed fire at the wide-eyed Voldemort forcing him to flee backwards to avoid it while I returned back to my naked body and quickly conjured some clothes to cover myself. I then quickly slung my basilisk hide cloak over my shoulders and put in on just in time to get clipped on my right leg from a returning Voldemort bone breaker that luckily didn't shatter, but was still very painfully broken.
I had to quickly slide to a spot to Voldemort's left to avoid a follow up killing curse, and sent my own barrage of spells raining down on him as I struggled to stay standing on my painfully broken leg. I was able to temporarily set it so I could continue and cast a strong numbing charm on it so I could maintain focus on Voldemort's returning assault. For the next several minutes I was definitely on the almost total defensive, as Voldemort gave me little time to prepare for the seemingly never ending string of spells he launched at me wherever I moved.
'I can't fucking lose,' I thought frantically as I fought with my slowly diminishing strength barely able to return fire as blocking and dodging became essential to my survival, and knew I had to act fast before Voldemort finally caught up with me, "legillimens!"
I can't believe that it even worked, not that I was really aiming or searching for any information, but rather just began assaulting the dark lord's mind with images of love and happiness as he continued to rage against me throwing every spell he knew at me in rapid succession as I made sure to avoid the worst of them while keeping up the mental attack and hoping for a miracle. With it being harder to concentrate mentally and avoid physically, I ended up taking several more hits to my chest, side, arms, ad legs but somehow managed to remain standing despite my labored breathing and quickly losing a good bit of blood from the many cuts that littered my body. Mt miracle eventually came as I pushed memories of my love for Daphne through our cursed link, finally getting the continual onslaught of his spells to slow down and eventually come to a stop as we stared at each other across the broken ground between us.
"GET OUT OF MY HEAD POTTER!" yelled the dark lord in an absolute fury of rage that finally broke our mental connection and left us both panting and out of breath as we stared down our mortal enemy, both knowing that this would be the end for one of us.
"What's wrong Tom, don't you know what you fight against?" I asked back with a smirk pretending to look more confident than I felt at that point while bleeding all over my body, as we were slowly being surrounded by the few still standing fighters for the light including a much revived and healthier looking Dumbledore.
"Yes …and I know what you fight for as well Potter," he sneered menacingly as my eyes widened in shock and fear not liking where this was going as he quickly turned and let loose the familiar sickly green curse that I realized too late was heading for the worst possible place for me.
"DAPHNE!" I screamed in both fear and warning as the unforgivable light reached her, instantly widening her beautiful violet eyes before I could anything about it and causing my body and magic to practically implode, "NOOO!"
Almost instantly upon the curse reaching her, the most brilliant and brightest solid gold aura erupted around Daphne as the sickly green of the killing curse hit her head on in an explosion of magic and colors. The gold pulsed brighter than ever and before anything else could happen, the sickly green of Voldemort's killing curse was rebounded back towards him at an inhumane speed. I briefly wondered if that was how it looked when he tried to kill me as a one year old baby protected by my mum's runic seals of love and protection as well as her own sacrifice, but didn't have much time to think about it as the rebounded killing curse tore through the physical and now mortal body of Tom Riddle, dropping him to the ground in a lifeless heap as several screams of pain and triumph rent through the air.
Every marked Death Eater that was still alive began shrieking at the top of their lungs as the dark mark on their arms began burning the flesh around them and killing them all from the inside out with the backlash of their fallen master's magic. The Death Eaters however weren't the only screams on the large and torn up battlefield, as my own quickly drowned out all those around me. As the golden aura came to life protecting Daphne from the previously thought unblockable killing curse my own magic reacted violently and painfully. After the green magic of the killing curse was rebounded on Voldemort, I only had a short second to enjoy watching his last moment on earth before the golden magic shield around Daphne thinned until only a golden glowing runic seal appeared in the air above her fallen but not dead body and slowly started to breakdown and collapse.
It was once the golden glowing runic seals began to breakdown that I could feel my own magic rebelling and breaking down inside of me as the golden runes of the shield slowly bled into me. The scream of pain was twice as loud as the now dozens of dying Death Eaters, and when the rune finished breaking apart it instantly returned to my body and magic causing it to be ripped apart and destroyed as my throat tore from screaming. I was lifted into the air by the lingering golden glow that was now surrounding me and killing me to fulfill the sacrificial element of the runic seal of love and protection, and I could only afford one final look at Daphne's still breathing body before I felt blackness and death encroaching on my vision and body in the most painful way possible, and didn't want it to end like this.
"DAPHNE!" I screamed again with one of my last coherent thoughts and breaths as I felt the breaking down runic seals fighting against my tribal runes as it took over to kill me, before an unfamiliar burning sensation slowly grew from deep within me as my life and magic was being destroyed by the breakdown of runes.
I grabbed onto the unfamiliar burning feeling with the very last of my strength knowing that I didn't want to die and leave my love alone, and could hardly believe when the attacking golden magic slowly seemed to recede the tiniest bit. I used every last bit of strength I possessed to hold onto my love for Daphne and the now growing burning sensation within me that was trying to keep my impossibly alive. The contrasting magic's both quickly reached a cataclysmic crescendo and my whole body felt on fire for a split moment as even more pain passed through it before everything faded to darkness …and I knew no more.
AN: No better place to end a chapter …huh? Don't worry I'm not mean or sick enough to leave you here too long. The next chapter is posted with this one, because even I'm not that cruel to my readers. Thanks again for the reviews, and enjoy the coming end!