Boulevard of Broken Dreams

She needed to get out of there now. She glanced at Harry's wristwatch beside her. 30 seconds left. The bell rang. She ran out amid the cries of her two best friends, calling her back to them. Needless to say she ignored them.

I walk a lonely road

The only one that I have ever known

Don't know where it goes

But it's only me and I walk alone

Life was hell. He needed to leave. 10 seconds left. The bell rang. He left without a second glance.

I walk this empty street

On the boulevard of broken dreams

Where the city sleeps

And I'm the only one and I walk alone

They both reached the doors of the Astronomy Tower at the same time. They traded maliciously questioning glances at one another before entering their place of solitude.

I walk alone

I walk alone

He couldn't take it anymore. The silence was unbearable. "What are you doing here, Mudblood?"

I walk alone

I walk a-

As soon as he said it, he heard her tears begin to fall. A second of regret flickered across his face before he schooled his features back to benignity.

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me

Till then I walk alone

He hardly heard her reply. It rose just barely above the sound of a whisper over the wind. "W-why can't you all just let me be?"

I'm walking down the line

That divides me somewhere in my mind

On the borderline

Of the edge and where I walk alone

She was right. Why did he torture her and her kind so much? Because Lucius told him to? Well, that reason was crap. And he was going to do something about it.

Read between the lines

What's fked up and every thing's all right

Check my vital signs

And know I'm still alive and I walk alone.

He got up from his dismal perch and sat next to her. "What if I want to apologize?" She stared at him. "For what?"

I walk alone

I walk alone

"Being me." Her eyes narrowed. She glared at him and turned away. "Then I'd ask you what you were on."

"I'm trying to be serious, Hermione. Listen to me for once."

She turned around yet again. "Fine."

I walk alone

I walk a-

"Do you think I wanted to be how I was for all these years? Well, think again sweetheart. My father's gone now, and I can be how I want to be. I can have what I want for once. And I want friends. I don't want to be feared, I want people who like me for me, and I think you can help me with that."

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me

Till then I walk alone

She looked at him for a second. "Do you think, that for one second, I wouldn't remember what you did to me for 6, count 'em, 6 years? You're crazier than I thought Malfoy." That said, she stood up, and left him alone, out in the cold.

I walk this empty street

On the boulevard of broken dreams

Where the city sleeps

And I'm the only one and I walk a-

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me

Till then I walk alone