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on August 13th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

The Letter

Title: The Letter
Author: [info]brimac13
Rating: Not Naughty
Disclaimer: All characters are property of J.K. Rowling, etc. (ie, NOT MINE)
Pairings: Harry/Ginny with mentions of: Tom/Ginny, Draco/Ginny, Harry/Cho, and Harry/Hermione
Summary: Harry receives a letter he’s not sure he’ll ever understand. One-shot.
Word Count: 516
Spoilers: Possible spoilers for books 1-5, though I doubt it.
Warnings: Angst, Character Death
Author’s Note: It was three or four in the morning when I wrote this. If some parts don’t make too much sense, blame that. But, really, I rather like this one.


I don’t expect you to understand. I don’t expect you to believe why I did it. It is an admittedly strange reason, after all. I won’t really have any other chance to explain, that is, unless I make it through this. Though, if you’re reading this, I probably haven’t. And, really, it’s probably better for you (and everyone else) that I didn’t.

But, really, that’s beside the point. I only mean to tell you why I did it. I love you. Obviously. But, once, I loved Tom very, very much and, when he called, it was so terribly hard to forget. And, well, Draco took care of me. While you were off chasing Cho (the second time) and having a reckless, but brief, affair with Hermione (startling just what all I know about, isn’t it?), Draco was slowly worming his way into my heart. I never meant to fall for him, honestly, I didn’t. It sort of happened one night…But that’s not relevant, not really. Draco worshipped me in the way you never would—never could.

You’re the first boy I ever really loved, Harry. You’re just not the only one. So, you see, I did it because I love you all—Tom and Draco because they gave me someone when no one would have me; you because you always saved me. No matter what happens, from here on out, I want you to know that; you will always be the one who saves me—whether you mean to or not. I can guarantee that my last thought will be of you.

I asked Professor Dumbledore to give you this letter in the event of my death because I was fairly certain there was no coming back for me. Not after what I would have to do. I don’t want you thinking this was your fault; It wasn’t, not really. You should know that when I set my mind to doing something, I do it.

You can tell Ron and the others whatever you like. By now, they’re probably used to hating me—even Percy, I’d wager. If I were a betting girl, that is. Though, I suppose I am, if you think about it. Anyway, I’m not so sure I care what anyone else thinks of me; it’s only you. Please, Harry, know that I’ve always loved you and will continue to love you even when I’m dead.

I hope you’ll forgive me for all of this; I just know this is the way it has to be.

Forever Yours,


Harry Potter stared unseeingly at the letter in his hands. He couldn’t believe it. He was certain he understood none of it. Every time he tried to process it, his mind seemed to fail him. The only thing he could seem to get from it was that she loved him—and Tom Riddle and Draco Malfoy—and because of that, she became a Death Eater. She was dead because she had (tried to) love all three of them simultaneously. But then, Harry thought, as dawn crept through the window, maybe it sort of did make sense.

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