The Girl Who Lived (20)

Part XX: Brace for Impact

I’m not ready for ugliness, I’d much rather play happy family for now. It seems the right thing to do, though.

Old before her time – it’s what Ginny, the leader of the people who raised me who I won’t call my people anymore, says about me. Up until now, I’ve never agreed with her. This decision to have the truth out, it suggests to me that Ginny may be right about me.

I wait. Tom hasn’t reacted, not even acknowledged what I’ve said. I’d better brace myself. Whatever it is he thinks he shouldn’t tell me, I need to know.

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