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A Rat's Tale

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I really loved him once, you know. At least, I thought I did. Maybe I don't know what love is. That was then, and he has Lily now. And I don't think he ever really believed in me.

That's the worst of it, you know: that his first real statement of belief and trust comes now. I would have given anything for that in school, but he would never notice me, not when all he could see was her.

Maybe if they'd believed in me I'd be stronger. Maybe then I'd be able to say no to the Dark Lord.