Tell Her

"Phoebe, please stay. I don't know why, but we're going to need you. We'll need a phoenix." He didn't add that he thought he'd need her. He was getting embarrassed. First, he'd cried like some four year old, and now he was trying to persuade her to stay, just because he wanted her to. He may like to think he was confident, but he wasn't, really. It was just a front to try and protect himself. He moved over to where Gabby was now tied to a tree.

"Lillith, is it? Maybe you should get some rest." She was about to argue, when he placed a hand on her shoulder, and said more forcefully, "Get some rest, Lillith."

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Martin had seen Basilic move away from Phoebe, noticeably red in the face. He decided to try and help him. Extricating himself from Auvrea's arms, he apologised and walked over to the basilisk.

"Tell her how you feel, Basilic. It's the best way. Don't try and hide it." he advised. "What's the worst that could happen?" and after saying this, he walked back to Auvrea, kissed her on the cheek and hugged her, leaving Basilic deep in though.

The End

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