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"I THINK I RECOGNISE HIM""SURE AS HELL PAID FOR THAT MISTAKE"

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"I THINK I RECOGNISE HIM"
"
SURE AS HELL PAID FOR THAT MISTAKE"

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

   "I don't want to die."

   His voice was so quiet as he said the words that Anabelle suspected he was half wishing she wouldn't hear him say them. But she did. A shaky breath escaped her lungs as the glass she had been holding fell out of her grasp and shattered on the floor.

   Ana turned around, and she saw him. The few top buttons of his shirt were undone, red scratches marking the skin of his neck as if he had been scratching at it, struggling to breathe. His grey eyes were clouded and the skin around them was red and blue from the lack of sleep and him continuously rubbing them. His shoulders were shaking with the suppressed sobs as his lips quivered, the pink skin ripped from him anxiously biting at it.

   She took the few steps forward it took to close the gap between them, her arms engulfing the boy in a sorrowful embrace just in time as his legs lost the will to stand and Draco collapsed so suddenly that she struggled to keep him up.

   "Draco, you're not going to die," she whispered into his shoulder, carefully leading them to a sofa where she seated him, before taking her place next to him.

   "He said he would kill me if we don't manage," Draco sobbed, his body convulsing. Anabelle took his cold hands in her own, drawing gentle circles into his pale skin. "And we're not managing."

   "We still have to the end of the month," she whispered, though she didn't know who she was trying to convince; him or herself. "We still have time."

   He swallowed thickly, one of his hands leaving hers to run through his messy platinum hair. His breaths were leaving past his lips laboured and in pieces, and he inhaled painfully before looking at her. "I'm scared."

   "Me too."

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this is sooo short but I wanted to make it a separate chapter for dramatic effect and all that jazz

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