The library was always a good place to hide away. It was deep, full of nooks and crannies, and quiet. A Ravenclaw in a dark corner of this room would never seem out of place. It was a danger that he'd see people he knew studying here, but he needed the space himself. Studying in the commons was too dangerous for seeing Bloom. The last thing he needed was to be cornered by her. Yet, he did not wish to hurt her feelings. Ben cared for her deeply but had no idea where to even begin.
"Lumos." He whispered to himself as he settled into a corner and began reading his book for charms class.
Ben was afraid. He had been responsible, so he told himself, for so much pain. The mask he once wore was infamous among the students by now. His mind was a mess of fractured memory so he did not even know who to properly apologize to and avoid. Bits and pieces would come to him when sparked by a smell, a sight, a sound... but the whole picture might elude him forever. Had he said something hurtful to her? He couldn't know for sure. Asking her, even the idea of asking her, made Ben freeze in a sort of panic.
Bloom, I wish I knew what to tell you.., He thought to himself as he lost himself in the reading.
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