For Harry, Dumbledore and George
By: Poppy P
While serving detention with Snape, Ginny and company cook up a way to
undermine the new headmaster’s rule at Hogwarts. Set during Deathly Hallows.
A/N: This is
a Harry Potter story inspired by the movie “The Breakfast Club”. Many of the
lines in the detention scene are directly from the movie “The Breakfast Club”.
Sorry, being a child of the 80’s, I’ve always wanted to do this. Kudos if you
can guess who’s who from the movie. A huge thank you to Hallie for the Brit
pick; she’s awesome!
Sadly, I do not own Harry Potter or the
Breakfast Club. This story is written for entertainment purposes only.
Ginny, it felt like she mouthed the word twenty times before it finally came
it finally came, it was loud and shrill and the force of uttering it propelled
her to her feet.
as if Ginny had broken the spell which held the Great Hall in silence. All
around her, voices that had been still suddenly burst into sound.
our new Headmaster?”
I thought he…”
stood up in front of the staff table, his arms open in an unconscious imitation
of Dumbledore’s typical welcoming gesture. However, unlike Dumbledore, Snape’s
gesture held no warmth. It was as if he were trying to physically suppress the
hundreds of students from protesting further.
he commanded, bringing the murmurs to a halt.
who apart from Snape remained the lone figure standing, pointed a shaking
finger at him and roared “You evil, vile…”
she could continue, Professor McGonagall pointed her wand at Ginny and silenced
Ginny continued to rage at Snape silently, adding quite a few colourful hand
gestures for good measure.
her, Minerva,” said Snape coldly. “If Miss Weasley cannot control herself,
then she is not welcome at the feast. Take her into the side chamber. After I
finish the welcoming, I’ll see about her punishment.”
McGonagall cast him a frosty look but quickly complied. She approached Ginny,
put a shaking hand on her shoulder and began to lead her out of the Great
they had reached the side chamber they heard Snape pronounce, “Any one else who
cannot control their emotional outburst during the welcoming feast, can join
soon as McGonagall ushered Ginny into the side chamber off the Great Hall, she
lifted the magical gag.
the hell are you working for him?” demanded Ginny the moment she could talk.
Weasley,” said Professor McGonagall quite sternly, “I will not tolerate such
was beyond caring. “But you will tolerate working for a…a…murderer?” She was shaking
with rage, her voice rising. “He’s a Death Eater! He cut off my brother’s
your voice this instant or I will be forced to gag you again,” said Professor
McGonagall in a voice that indicated she meant exactly what she said.
crossed her arms, threw herself into an armchair and glared up at Professor McGonagall.
took a seat on an adjoining chair and began to speak with an urgent and
desperate tone that immediately caught Ginny off guard. “Ginevra, I know
exactly what that man is. But we staff members have no choice. We were told
that if we failed to cooperate with Snape we would go the same way as Professor
happened to P-professor Burbage?” asked Ginny, a chill running down her spine.
not sure exactly. But Snape hinted that she was murdered by them in
retribution for a recent article she wrote defending Muggles.”
McGonagall glanced at the door before continuing. “I don’t care about the
danger to myself. I could go into hiding if it came to that. However, I’d
rather be here where I can protect you students.” Her eyes suddenly became
over bright. “It’s what Albus would want.”
as much shocked by the news of Professor Burbage’s death as by the moment of
weakness displayed by McGonagall, softened immediately.
sorry I yelled at you, Professor,” she muttered. “It’s just the shock of
seeing him here. And he…he…cut off George’s ear…” Ginny broke off, furious
with herself for the tears that welled up suddenly into her eyes.
McGonagall laid a comforting hand on top of Ginny’s, her voice returning to her
usual, no-nonsense tone. “I’m sorry about your brother’s wound. However you
can’t go around mentioning George’s incident without admitting that your
family’s involved in the Order. The best thing you can do is to keep your head
down and stay out of trouble.”
said Ginny grudgingly, “I’ll go along with him being Headmaster, but I won’t
subscribe to his despicable ideas about Muggleborns and I’m not going to make
it easy for him.” She glared at Professor McGonagall, daring her to contradict.
looked directly into Ginny’s eyes, conveying much with this simple glance. “I
didn’t expect you to,” she said plainly.
then there was a commotion at the entrance of the chamber as the Carrows
dragged in Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Ernie Macmillan and Seamus
Finnegan. They were immediately followed by Snape, who swept in like a
malevolent bat and shut the door behind him with a bang.
McGonagall stood up immediately, face scarlet with rage as she surveyed Luna’s
rumpled robes, the cut on Seamus’ lip and the rising bruise under Neville’s
eye. “Severus, what is the meaning of this?”
who was holding onto Neville and Seamus by the back of their robes, giggled
stupidly. “Wouldn’t stay quiet during Headmaster’s speech.”
ignored the Carrow’s leers and appealed to Snape. “Is this how we punish
students now, Headmaster?” She put as much contempt into the title as
we punish the brats is none of your concern, you old cow,” said Amycus.
struggled against Alecto. “You don’t talk to her like that!”
let go of Luna and Ernie and belted Neville in the stomach, winding him.
Severus watched impassively as Neville sagged, clutching his middle. Ginny ran
to help him up.
him, Weasley,” said Snape coldly.
kind of punishment should we give them?” asked Alecto, practically drooling
will be seeing to their punishment myself,” said Snape in a silky voice. “All
five of them of them will report to the dungeons for all-day detention on
Carrows looked distinctly disappointed. Snape looked over the students coldly.
“I will expect you at eight a.m. sharp. Is that clear?”
Sir,” muttered all of the students except Ginny.
didn’t quite ‘ear that, Professor. Could you repeat it?”
contemplated Ginny for a few seconds before turning to McGonagall. “Professor
McGonagall, see that these students make it to their dormitories. There will
be no feast for them.” He turned to the Carrows. “We will return to the Great
left, the Carrows following reluctantly. Professor McGonagall waited until she
was sure they were gone before pointing her wand at a small table, producing a
plate of sandwiches and a jug of pumpkin juice. The students heard her
muttering something about refusing to starve students.
quickly,” she said softly, “and Miss Weasley, don’t forget what we talked
won’t, Professor,” said Ginny grimly.