Let $X$ be a surface (so $2$-dimensional proper $k$-scheme)

$D \subset X$ an effective Cartier divisor of $X$ which corresponding to an invertible sheaf $\mathcal{L}=O_X(D)$ and

$C \subset X$ a closed curve which hasn't embedded components.

Assume futhermore that $C$ and $D$ haven't common irreducible components.

Let

$$0 \to O_X(-D) \to O_X \to O_D \to 0$$

the short exact sequence defining the Cartier divisor $D$. Restricting this sequence to $C$ we obtain exact sequence

$$O_C(-D) \to O_C \to O_{D \cap C} \to 0$$.

My question is how to verify that under given assumptions of $C$ and $D$ the arrow $O_C(-D) \to O_C$ is injective? By definition the whole story is told on stalks so we have to investigate $O_{C,q}(-D) \to O_{C,q}$ for diverse primes $q$:

More concretely here I encountered following problem: Firsty I reduced the problem to stalks $O_{C,p}$ with $p \in Ass(O_C)$ (so $p$ associated point)

$C$ has as a curve only associated (generic & embedded) and closed points(=maximal ideals). Since by assumption $C$ hasn't embedded points all associated points are already generic.

Let $c$ be a closed point with corresponding prime $p_c$. (for sake of simplicity identify $c=p_c$). Then $p_c$ contains a generic (=minimal) ideal $\eta:=p_{\eta}$.

Then by universal property of localization we obtain the commutative diagram

$$ \require{AMScd} \begin{CD} O_{C,c}(-D) @> >> O_{C,c} \\ @VVV @VVV \\ O_{C, \eta}(-D) @> >> O_{C, \eta} \end{CD} $$

If we assume that the lower map is injective (since $\eta$ generic) (*) and can show that the canonical vertical maps are injective (**) then the upper map is also injective.

To (**): (only $O_{C,c} \to O_{C,\eta}$): Let $r \in O_{C,c}$ with $r=0$ in $O_{C,\eta}$. Then there exist a $s \in O_{C,c} \backslash p_{\eta}$ with $rs=0$. So $s$ is a zero divisor not containing in a minimal prime ideal so it must be contained in an embedded ideal. But by assumtion $C$ has't embedded components. Contradiction, so the vertical maps are also injective.

Now my ** PROBLEM** is to verify (*) that for minimal primes $p_{\eta}$ the map $O_{C, \eta}(-D) \to O_{C, \eta}$ is injective using given assumptions on $C$ and $D$.

Does anybody see an argument?