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note: I got this plot bunny while watching SS at Catherine's. I wondered what
the kids were thinking as they were in the Forbidden Forest that night, looking
for the unicorn. Were they scared? What of, exactly? Were they angry or nervous
or confused? I think they were all of these things, and so this story is the
outgrowth of that. This story will have more to it, as they progress through
the forest. Enjoy, and see if you can match up the thoughts with the
It's not fair. Why am I the
one stumbling through this nasty forest when all I did was report on that git
Harry being out of bed? This is so bloody stupid. It's dark out here! That
great oaf Hagrid is probably back in his hut now, laughing. Sending first years
into the Forbidden Forest! He's mad. My father will have plenty to say about
this...and of all the people I could be saddled with, too. Potter! Look at
him...walking through this horrible place like he's not scared...hah! Just wait
until we hear a noise or something. He always tries to look so brave, as if
nothing bothers him, but I know that he can't be that brave, even if he is in
Gryffindor. Stupid, sodding Potter...and that great lump, Hagrid. What kind of
detention is this, anyway? At Durmstrang this would never happen. Never. I
should have went there. Well, there's nothing for it now, might as well hurry
up and find that stupid unicorn or I'll never get out of here.
This isn't right. I didn't
do anything! Just because I actually believed Harry, just because I wanted to
warn them about Malfoy...I had to tell them, I had no choice! I couldn't just
let them get caught. Why are they always getting into things that don't concern
them anyway? Why do they have to break all the rules? Well, I suppose it's all
my fault, actually. If I weren't so nosy maybe this wouldn't have happened. Why
can't I remember to just stay out of things? I'm so stupid! Now because of it
I'm out here in the Forbidden Forest and I'm scared...really scared. There are
things out here, everyone knows it. What if we're all killed? What if whoever
is killing the unicorns is still here? Why couldn't they have just let us
polish telescopes in the Astonomy Tower? Hermione isn't helping, either.
Crunching through the leaves, looking everywhere as if she's actually interested
in what's here! She's being too loud anyway. Both of them are. I'm just glad
we're with Hagrid, even though he is a bit barmy for making us come out here.
It's freezing out here. I'm
glad I brought my cloak. Ooh...is that a patch of Deadly Nightshade? How
interesting! Oh...listen to me, at it again. Why can't I just be a normal
witch? Why do I have to be so interested in everything? I can't just let things
go. That's what Ron says anyway. Oh! this is well and truly frightening now. I
just saw the strangest thing in those trees over there. Better stick close to
Hagrid. Oh my...look at Neville! He's shaking like a leaf. I should let him
walk close to Hagrid on this side. I'll go round the other way and walk on the
side close to the trees. Wonder what Harry and Malfoy are doing? I hope Draco
doesn't pull any of his stupid stunts. He's caused enough trouble...
This is the weirdest thing I
have ever done, including the time I made Aunt Petunia's garden wilt overnight.
Why the Forbidden Forest? Hagrid shouldn't have let us come out here. Something
isn't right about it. I can feel it. The unicorn...everything. Why is it so
dark in here? Oh, I see. The trees are blocking out the moon in this part. Like
a horrible, black blanket, shutting out the light. Malfoy is being ridiculous
again. Now he's stomping through the trees like he hasn't a care in the world,
when just a minute ago he looked like he was going to cry. He's being careless.
But what's new? I don't know why he's so nasty to everyone, anyway. He's got
some pretty skewed ideas about right and wrong. My lantern is spluttering...it
may go out soon, and then we'll have to send up sparks to Hagrid. Why do I feel
as if the moment it goes out we are in serious trouble? Like there is something
out there waiting...Fang is whimpering up ahead. What a weird animal he is. He
looks big and mean, but really he's harmless. Like Hagrid in a way, I suppose.
It's so dark...I can't see a thing. At least my lantern is burning steady, now.
Not that it helps.
Maybe this was a bad idea
after all. Shouldn't have brought these kids out here like this, Fang and
crossbow or no. Too dark. Something ain't right about the place tonight. Even
Fang could tell. Didn't smell right to him at the beginning. Don't like it
much, myself. But we've got to find that unicorn. Got to see what's happening
round this place. Shouldn't have brought the children though. Could have done
this on my own. Best keep Hermione and Neville close by. Don't want any
Wonder what they're doing right
now? Here I am, stuck in here when I should be out with my friends. Where did
they go? I wonder what Filch is having them do? Scrub floors or something,
probably. Stupid git Malfoy. Serves him right to have to do detention, too.
Bloody snitch. Why is he always following us around? Doesn't he have a life?
Always insulting my family, and H-...well, other people too. They had better
tell me about it when they get back. I hate being left out...even if it's
detention. Dark out there tonight. Maybe they're outside. I hope not. Doesn't
look too inviting. Hah...maybe Filch made Malfoy go outside and feed the giant
squid! I hope so.