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We all walk alone
Who: Hannah, Harry, and Zach
What: Look who's back!
Where: Starting at the Three Broomsticks
When: After Harry's interview

Hannah was sitting at the bar about to order a drink when she heard the door of the Three Broomsticks open, and the sound of men's laughter. Pausing in the middle of her thought, she cocked her head. "I know that laugh," she murmured to the bartender. Turning around, her smile widened when she saw none other than her best friend enter with another familiar wizard.

"Zacharias Smith," she called out, hands on her hips. "Is that really you?"

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freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 26th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach turned towards the female voice, his eyes shining as he recognized her voice. He practically ran to the bar, forgetting all about Harry in his haste.

Pulling her off of the bar stool, he swung her around in a circle. "Hannah Maureen Abbott! You didn't tell me you were coming to visit, you naughty wench!"

Setting her down gently, Zach kissed her briefly on the lips. "Why don't you join us? I was just going to have lunch and some drinks with Harry." He flushed as he remembered the other man.

brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 26th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC) (Tags)
Harry followed Zach slowly as he ran toward the woman at the bar. The kiss they shared gave him pause for a moment. He was sure he had Zach pegged but he'd been wrong before.

"Hullo Hannah," Harry said warmly as he looked her over.
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 26th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah laughed. "Hullo, Harry. It's lovely to see you again." Her gaze returned to Zach.

"What, and ruin the surprise? You know how I love surprises!" A hand came up to play with her hair. "Are you sure it's alright? Neither of you mind?"
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 26th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach rolled his eyes but his smile spoke volumes. "Of course. I should have known. Do you have a place to stay? You know you have a place with me, luv. Lance misses you and he'd love to see you."

He looked around for an empty table. "I don't mind at all. You know how much I miss you when we don't see each other! Besides, you can help me tell Harry those stories about touring. I'd hate to miss something."

Zach winked at them both. "There's an empty table over there. Do you want to sit down? We were going to order some lunch. I believe that I owe you a drink, Mr. Potter." His tone was just as flirtatious as it was before Hannah got there.
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 26th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC) (Tags)
Harry slid into one of the chairs and leaned back. "I do believe I'm in the mood for a firewhiskey," Harry replied with a smile, "And I can't wait to hear these stories."
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 26th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach signaled the waitress, as he sat in his own chair after helping Hannah get seated. "You'd think that a muggle pop band would be less likely to get into trouble, be more innocent. That's definitely not true."

The waitress came over and Zach flashed her a smile as he ordered two firewhiskeys. He let Harry order his lunch and then ordered fish and chips.

"I started freelance writing while I was still at Hogwarts. I had built up quite the portfolio by the time I graduated. I got an offer to work as an intern in the Backsync Boys camp. They were impressed enough to send me on tour with them, under strict orders to basically spy on them. We became fast friends and they gained someone in the machine that was on their side."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 26th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah ordered a drink and some lunch and turned to Harry. "I was already living back at home by this point. Zach kept sending me owl after owl, begging me to come visit with him. Said I'd get the VIP treatment and everything."

She smiled brightly at Harry. He really had gotten quite handsome as he grew up. She pushed the thought from her mind. "I didn't respond much, so he practically had to come drag me out of my flat.."
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 26th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Zach chuckled as he remembered having to persuade Hannah to join him on tour. "It took some special persuasion, but I managed to convince her. I never heard any complaints and it was so much easier to convince her the next time..."

He smiled at the waitress as she brought their meals and drinks.

"She joined us when we were just starting to tour Europe. Those early days were the best! We had some really close calls there. Can you imagine if they had been caught with us in the midst of one of our drugged up, drunken orgies? I can see the headline: Boyband, Fan and PR guy caught in drunken, drug-fueled orgy. That would have been the end of everything..."
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 26th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Harry was surprised by the things he was hearing. He remembered Hannah and Zach being quiet and reserved, not the wild partyiers he was hearing about. His eyes were being opened in more ways than one.

"Well look who the wild child is," Harry said as he brought the firewhiskey to his lips. "You'll have to tell me more about these orgies. My interest is piqued."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 26th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah laughed. "It was fun. I still had to be convinced to come along, though. Each time I swore that it wouldn't happen again, but then Zach would drag me out and we'd have a blast." She winked at Harry as she lifted her own glass of sangria.
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 26th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Zach nodded, his laughter joining hers. "I tried to get her to stay longer each visit. Touring with the guys has been one of the best experiences of my life. Having Hannah there too made it seem like heaven. Plus, the guys really liked her as well." He smiled innocently at them as he took a healthy gulp of his firewhiskey.
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 26th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"I can imagine," Harry replied cheekily. "I wish my travels were as exciting as yours seem to have been."

Harry couldn't help the little white lies he was telling. He wasn't ready to share the truth; the truth of what he did in his spare time, the truth of what he was planning on doing that night.
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 27th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach looked at him and frowned. His journalistic instincts were screaming that Harry wasn't being totally honest.

"Somehow, I highly doubt that. After all, the very nature of who you are would keep things from being boring and uneventful." He tried to keep his voice light.
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 27th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah smiled at Harry as she set her glass back on the table. "Well, if you're ever up for some fun," she winked at Zach, "don't hestitate to owl me. I mean, only if you want to." She almost couldn't believe the words were coming out of her mouth. But they were, and it was too late to take them back.
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 30th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Harry struggled to keep his reaction to himself. It had been so long since some one had approached him in such a way. He could tell that Hannah's offer was made from more than who he was; the savior of the sodding Wizarding World.

"I'll keep that in mind, my dear Hannah," Harry said with a smile, "If you think you can handle me."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 30th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah's grin grew almost feral. "Oh, don't you worry about that, Harry." She leaned back in her chair. "I can handle anything you throw at me."
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 30th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"We'll just have to test that theory someday," Harry said with a leer. He seriously didn't think that a Hufflepuff could handle him.
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 30th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah laughed and smiled up as a waiter returned with their food. He left and her attention returned to Harry. "I think we can do that. Just let me know when and where."
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 30th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Zach rolled his eyes at them. "Oh, please. You forget you're talking to the man who toured, partied with and satisfied a group of decadent and jaded musicians for years. Hannah has the distinction of being the only woman they've ever allowed to participate in their group orgies. I definitely think that we could handle you.

He finished his drink in a large gulp and signaled for another, trying unsuccessfully to hide his annoyance.
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 30th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Harry raised a surprised eyebrow.

"Now that sounds like a challenge Zach," he said softly.

The House Hufflepuff was bringing forth several interesting and eyeopening events. Harry couldn't wait to see how events tuurned out.
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: April 30th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Zach raised his own eyebrow at Harry.

"Maybe because it is a challenge, Harry. You thought you knew us, but obviously you don't. I've had lovers even more famous than you. That doesn't matter to me or make you any more attractive to me. You're not the only one that gets tired of people making judgements on what they think they know."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: April 30th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah placed a small hand on Zach's arm. "Relax, Zach. I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it." She picked up her glass and took a sip as she turned back to Harry.

"Now, I don't know about him, but I'm not trying to get you to do anything you don't want to. I don't care about fame or fortune or just 'getting into Harry Potter's pants'-" she leaned forward in her chair once more, "-but I am interested in you, Harry. Take that as you will."
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: April 30th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Harry looked into his drink. "I'm just flirting that's all," he said softly. "I din't mean any insult. Maybe I should just go."
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: May 1st, 2006 12:11 am (UTC) (Tags)
The waiter returned with Zach's firewhiskey and Zach downed it in one swallow, trying to ignore the disapproving look he was getting from Hannah. He ordered another, straight this time.

"Don't leave, Harry. I really want you to stay. I'm a bloody git sometimes. I have issues with being judged before people get to know me. They automatically assume that I'm someone that I'm not." He smiled wryly. "Not that you'd know anything about that, right? Is it possible for us to get back to the way it was during the interview?"

Zach felt his cheeks flush and wanted the floor to swallow him up. Really smooth, Smith. You sound exactly like the Hufflepuff you used to be. You're utterly hopeless
From: ghost_of_memory Date: May 1st, 2006 12:19 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah rached over to place a hand on Harry's arm. "Harry, wait, don't go. Please. He's right, he can be a git sometimes. And I'm just..Well, I don't know. I haven't been with anybody in a long while. But that's no excuse for any of my behavior. I am sorry."

She returned her attention to her food. "Could we just..start over?"
brave_at_heart From: brave_at_heart Date: May 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC) (Tags)
"I don't know," Harry said with out looking up, "I'm not any good when it come to people. I really should go. I'll talk to you both soon."

Harry pushed away from the table and walked hurriedly out of the pub. He was nearly running by the time he reached the street. He apparated mid-stride knowing that he had to find release.
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: May 1st, 2006 12:59 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach looked at Hannah and grimaced. Shaking his head, he drank his new drink in one large gulp. "Don't even say it. I know I fucked this up royally. I should have just concentrated on Ron Weasley and not even bothered flirting with Harry during the interview... I just hope that I didn't ruin your chance."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: May 1st, 2006 01:05 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah nearly choked on her drink. "My chance? Ron Weasley? What?"

She looked over at her friend. "I don't think we'll worry about that." Regaining her composure, a grin spread slowly across her face. "Whatever happens will happen. But I don't think he'll know what's hit him."
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: May 1st, 2006 01:24 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach rolled his eyes at his best friend. "Your chance with Harry, Hannah. I obviously buggered up mine. Besides, I'm not sure that I can deal with this again. If this was what I truly wanted, I'd have stayed with the band. If the opportunity comes again, I'll take it, but I just want something real."

He had told Hannah of how he'd started to change, wanting a real relationship instead of what he was getting from the band. It was more than he had ever expected, but he was starting to crave stability and someone that loved him. To their credit, the guys had tried, but the years of group orgies, drugs and alcohol had changed them and they had no idea how to have a serious and monogamous relationship. They had parted with no hard feelings and the open door to come back at any time.

"I saw Ron at Hektate's after I accepted the positions in PR and as the Artithmancy professor. We've set up a date. I think that things could be good between us, Hannah. He's so bloody cute..."

Zach laughed at Hannah's comment. "Love, I'm sure that, if we got Harry in bed with us, that he'd be happily surprised..."
From: ghost_of_memory Date: May 1st, 2006 01:37 am (UTC) (Tags)
Hannah laughed. "You're sounding like a second year school girl with a crush!"

She nodded, understanding exactly what he meant. She had spent so many years alone, joining in with the boys when she simply wanted to feel something other than the emptiness from being alone.

"I feel horrible that he left though.." She twirled her hair around her finger nervously.
freelance_wzrd From: freelance_wzrd Date: May 1st, 2006 02:00 am (UTC) (Tags)
Zach smiled and started to feel a bit better. "I know, and its over a Weasley!"

He smiled playfully and kissed her cheek. "We'll just have to make sure to make it up to him, if we're given the chance, love. Now, Let's eat! I'm starving!"
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