Deamus anon here! "You know we're supposed to be together. I knew it from the first time I saw you, and you know it, too. I know you do." (I know you have 2 left, but I like to make it so you never run out in case I forget)
91. “You know we’re suppose to be together. I knew it the first time I saw you, and you know it, too. I know you do.”
Soulmate tattoos were a funny thing. They told you the name of your soulmate, but they only actually appeared once you kissed them. Some people took this to the extreme, kissing strangers and everyone else they met on the off chance that they were the one. Others took a more conservative approach, figuring you had to at least like the person you’re kissing for them to be your soulmate, so you might as well just let things progress naturally.
Seamus fell into the second camp. The idea of kissing strangers didn’t much appeal to him. Plus, he didn’t mind being single as long as he had Dean. Dean Thomas was his best friend and had been ever since they first arrived at Hogwarts, long before the idea of even looking for their soulmates crossed their young minds. At eleven, there are more important things to worry about, like what house you’re going to be sorted into or how many Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans you can fit in your mouth (both he and Dean were put in Gryffindor and the number of beans for each of them was about 50-60 depending on the day).
The thought of soulmates didn’t even cross Seamus’ mind until fourth year, when Lavender Brown asked him to the Yule Ball and she made him kiss her before the night was over “just to check.” Seamus wasn’t surprised when Lavender’s name didn’t appear on his wrist, and Lavender didn’t seem too disappointed either. After that, it didn’t really come up again. At least until the end of fifth year, when Dean started dating Ginny Weasley.
Ginny was a year younger then them, and the sister of one of their classmates, Ron Wealsey. They started dating only a few days before the end of the semester, and didn’t seal the deal before they went home for the summer, so Seamus was subjected to months of Dean wondering if his new girlfriend was actually his soulmate. Seamus found it rather annoying, but he didn’t tell Dean that. He knew he was supposed to feel happy or at least excited for his best friend, but for whatever reason he couldn’t quite manage it.
It was two weeks into sixth year when Dean came up to the dorm room after a date with Ginny and collapsed onto Seamus’ bed.