I took a deep breath, sitting quietly In my dorm. Abby and Lizzy were sitting on their beds, staring interestedly at me. After a minute they left the dorm, and they quietly closed the door behind them. I picked up a quill and paper and penned a letter to Mum.
I sealed it up and used Lizzy's owl. All the while the thoughts of my curse ran around my head. Of course, I'm sure Lucas knew about it. Why did he like me anyway? I sighed and went to bed. Maybe I could figure it out in my dreams.
The next day I got up refreshed. I had a plan. After classes and a tutoring session with Kuso ( who kept asking me for advice on what to get his newly-wed wife), since it was a rare half-day of studying, I went to lunch. I sat there waiting, in casual clothes and nervous.
Iggy came up with Toby behind him.
"Hey Caim," I said wearily. He wore slacks and a white T-shirt.
'Hello! Iggy told me where you were," he said.
"Iggy?!" I said, annoyed. "I shouldn't have told you what I was doing!"
'Oh, wanting to meet up with Lucas?" Iggy said mischievously. "Toby, we may wanna leave Asia alone. She has something to say to Lucas, the blind half-blood Malfoy."
"Shush!" I said to Iggy. "I'll talk to you later about what happens, okay?" turning to Toby I said, "Listen, I'll talk to you tomorrow. Right now I have something to do."
"Oh! A rebel with a cause? A woman on a mission?" said Toby. "Okay! I'll leave ya to it." As he walked off, I noticed how handsome Toby was for the first time. He had really grown. I shook my head. No, I told myself. Just because Lucas is blind doesn't mean you should give up on him for a guy that can see. It makes no difference.
After five more minutes, Tom and Lucas appeared, still in their robes. It took them a minute to spot me, but when they did, Lucas dashed over. Tom followed slowly, but he had a happy expression on his face, like he was pleased.
"Good afternoon," I said, laughing. "How's it been going?"
"Great," said Tom. Lucas nodded.
"I have something to say," he said, he being Lucas. "Um... how should I say it, Tom...?"
"Just say it, I guess. If you fear rejection you'll fear ever telling anyone anything," Tom said.
I waited, patiently while Lucas gathered this thoughts and took a deep breath. " Um, Asia," he said, "I think I... like you?"
I wasn't surprised in the general sense, but it felt like surprise to know for sure. "Heh," I laughed. "Why me? I mean, there's so many girls here who you could, like, date or something," I said.
"Well, you're smart, you don't show me pity because I'm blind, and you care about me," Lucas said quietly. "Plus other things."
I smiled. "I have plenty of things I like about you, too."
He looked up. "You like me?"
"Yeah! I do, and that's not a joke. I sorta have a crush on ya too," I said. "I like the fact that you like to laugh and you don't let things get you down, and you care about people, and that you're sweet and everything." I said.
Tom grinned, and Lucas smiled again, really wide. I laughed, and hugged him.