Fifth year Draco Malfoy looked up surprised, when
Professor Snape head of Slytherin house walked in, in the beginning of
a transfiguration lesson, closely followed by a girl with dark brown hair
and piercing blue eyes.
She wore the normal black Hogwarts robes.
But with white gloves and he could just see under
her robes was a sword at her waist. Her dark hair was pulled back in a
braid that reached the middle of her back.
"Sorry to interrupt," Snape said with
a sneer "this is Lena Ddiler. Her family has just moved here from
Little Hangleton and she has been sorted into Slytherin. Lena sit next
to Draco over there." He pointed to Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle.
"Hello Lena. Iím Professor McGonagall. Severus,
I think you can leave now. Iím sure you have youíre class to prepare for."
She had a bit of impatience in her voice. Snape
sneered again and swept out, his black robes billowing behind him.
Lena went over to where Malfoy was sitting. Sat
down and said "Iím Lena."
"So I noticed." Malfoys voice was sarcastic
"Iím Malfoy. Draco Malfoy. This is Crabbe and Goyle."
Lenaís eyes narrowed when she heard the name ĎMalfoyí
but she said nothing.
"All right class, today weíre going to change
quills into birds." Said Professor McGonagall. Then she proceeded
to tell them what they should do.
Then they had to take notes. Finally, she handed
out the quills.
Lena changed her quill into a bird quite easily.
Professor McGonagall smiled at her.
As she left Malfoy came up behind her and said,
"next is Potions. Thatís taught by Professor Snape."
"I know. I do have a schedule you know."
"Whatís that sword for anyway? This is a wizard
school. Not some fencing school for Muggles."
Crabbe and Goyle guffawed. Lena spun. Her blue
eyes were flashing.
"Iím not a Muggle Malfoy. You had better watch
what you say, or youíll regret it," She hissed.
Turned on her heel and followed everyone else.
Malfoy glared at her back. Lena kept walking.
They went into the dungeons and went into what
looked like a classroom but Lena suspected it had been one of the
There were a lot of empty seats, even once every
one was seated.
Then another group came in, each wearing a scarlet
and gold badge with a lion on it.
Professor Snape had a look of great dislike on
his face when they walked in.
Two boys and a girl had sat down at the table right
next to hers.
One of the boys had flaming red hair and blue eyes,
the other had messy black hair, very green eyes and a lightning bolt shaped
scar on his for head.
That must be Harry Potter. she had heard
that he went to Hogwarts but didnít know that much about him.
The girl had bushy brown hair and brown eyes.
Lena glanced over at Harry.
He suddenly looked up and saw her looking at him.
He smiled and went back to unpacking his ingredients.
"Settle down," said Professor Snape
although the class was silent. "we have a new student. Lena Ddiler."
"Professor, Are you going to announce that
to every class Iím in?"
Lena asked. "No - but the Gryffindors -"
He said the word ĎGryffindorí like it was poison - "donít know that."
The class finished without much trouble, unless
you counted Snape yelling at Harry Potter about ten times. "Class
Everyone filed out. Someone tapped Lena on the
shoulder and she turned, expecting to find Malfoy there.
It was Harry Potter and the other two people she
had seen him with.
"Yes?" Lena was a tiny bit annoyed that
she was being bothered.
"You left youíre book," Harry said, handing
"Thanks. Now I have to go. You know. Dinner?
She turned and started walking away when she heard
the redheaded headed boy say, "sheís worse then Malfoy."
She spun. Her eyes flashing dangerously. "Donít
ever compare me to that-that bloody moron."
And she stomped off to the Great Hall.
"She swears worse then you do Ron." Hermione
"Who cares Hermione? She hates Malfoy. Thatís
the first Slytherin Iíve heard of who does."
Ron had an awestruck look on his face.
"Oh shut up Ron. Why so quiet Harry?"
"I donít know. That does seem strange that
she hates him though. And Ddiler seems familiar. I canít quite place it."
Lena had missed the first few days because her
family had been moving into their house.
ĎI wonder how Allen and Emily are doingí
Allen was her older brother and Emily her older sister. They were both
Death Eaters and worked for there cousin, Tom Riddle better kowen as Lord
Voldemort. The odd thing was that if you unscrambled her last name it
(undecided) Her mother ĖSara Riddle- Is Eleanor
Riddles sister, Who is Tomís Mom.
And Lena is heading in the same direction as the
rest of her family.
One thing she had inherited that nobody in her
family had was that she is a Parslemouth.
"Boy, this looks good," she said to no
one in particular as she sat down.
To her surprise, someone answered. "Yep. It
tastes even better then it looks."
Lena slowly turned her head. Sitting next to her
was a girl with pale blond hair. She looked a lot like Malfoy.
"You are?" "Crystal Malfoy. You?"
"Lena Ddiler. You arenít related to Draco
"Yep, heís my cousin. He told me about you."
"What year are you in?" Lena asked.
"Fifth year" Crystal said through a mouthful
"But, then why werenít you in class today?"
Crystal blushed and mumbled something Lena couldnít
"This morning we had Herbology and we were
doing Mandrakes" she explained.
"My ear muffs came off. Luckily they were
just a couple of days old or Iíd be gone. I missed lunch and every thing
up till dinner."
Lena nodded in understanding. "Something like
that happened to me to. Only my brother put the full body bind on me.
Just as my parents were going to a meting and wouldnít be back for four
Crystal looked shocked. "What did your parents
"Well, he was grounded for about the rest
of the summer." Lena said.
"You know what? I donít think Draco liked
you very much. But, then again he doesnít like very many people."
"I noticed" Lena said darkly. Then added
quickly "no offence."
"Thatís ok. He can be rather unpleasant."
"What do you know about Harry Potter?"
"Well, Draco really doesnít like Harry.
In fact, nobody in my family except me likes him the tinniest bit. I donít
mind him. But, Iíve never really talked to him ether."
"I just met him after potions. I was rather
rude to him. I didnít mean to be. I was just hungry and he was holding
She was almost done with dinner by now and Crystal
was done already.
"So. What do we do after this?"
"Usually we do homework. But tonight is different.
Tonight is Quidditch try outs. Do you play Quidditch?"
"Every now and then. Do you play? Whatís your
position? Iím usually the Seeker but itís not because Iím good, itís because
Iím small and donít whey very much. Iíve definitely gotten better. But
I doubt Iíll be picked."
"Seeker. Woah Iíve only gotten to play chaser."
"Itís actually not that fun," Lena said
as she got up. "Your eyes start hurting after about half an hour.
So, which way to the Quidditch field?"
"Come on, Iíll show you. But first we have
to get our broomsticks."
As they passed the Gryffindor table, someone grabbed
her elbow. It was the red headed boy sheíd seen with Potter.
"Nice going" he said and turned back
to his food.
"What was that about?" Crystal wanted
to know. "I have no clue. So, what are the houses called?"
"Well, in order it goes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff,
Ravenclaw and Slytherin." Crystal explained.
"Why is Slytherin last?"
"In colors of the rainbow itís like that,
and there also in alphabetical order that way."
"I see. I think." Crystal laughed then
turned serous. "Now, whatís the password again?"
"Crystal, youíre scaring me, youíre talking
to a brick wall."
"Actually itís the entrance to Slytherin common
room. Oh yeah. Dragonsbane."
To Lenaís amazement, the wall opened and Crystal
went inside with Lena close behind.
They found them selfís inside a comfortably furnished
room with two doors that headed off in different directions. Comfortable
arm chairs sat by the fire, a couple couches and a few big wooden tables.
People were sitting in some of the chairs.
"Come on. This is the way to the girls dorm."
Crystal said, dragging Lena by the arm.
They went down some stairs and came to a stop
in front of the fifth door with a sign saying Ďfifth yearsí on it. Crystal
opened the door.
"See? They already put your trunk by your
bed." The beds were four posters with Emerald green hangings.
"Impressive, at this other school I would
have had much smaller dormitories." Lena said opening her trunk and
getting out her broom.
"Woah what kind of broom is that?"
"Huh? Oh, itís a ĎStar Sweeperí. The same
brand as the ĎFireboltí, only it just came out last week. Got yours?"
Lena went over to the door.
"Yep. Draco was really mad when I got a ĎFireboltí
and his wouldnít buy one for him. He just got a new broom a couple of
years ago. And if he really wants it he has enough money to buy it."
Crystal answered as she closed her trunk.
They went back out of the common room, down a lot
of corridors, past the great hall, out the huge double doors and on to
the Quidditch field.
There were tons of people. "Every one,
into groupís according to your houses." Hollered a woman with graying
hair, a clipboard and a whistle.
"Gryffindor, over here, Hufflepuff, over there
by the goal posts, Ravenclaw, go to the other goalposts and Slyhterin,
go where ever. Now, sort your selves in to groupís within your houses
Chasers, Keepers, etc. I will be doing the beaters first. And Iíll be
It took a wile to get through Gryffindor, Hufflepuff
and Ravenclaw. When Madam Hooch got to Slytherin, she had to go through
the Beaters, Keepers, and Chasers (which Crystal tryíd out for).
By the time she got to the Seekers it was around
11:07. Lena stifled a yawn.
Every one else who had already finished had been
allowed to go back to there common rooms.
Crystal how ever wanted to wait for Lena, so she
was still there.
"All right. Letís see what the rest of you
can do" there were only five people left Lena, Malfoy, Mark, Brian
"Madam Hooch? What do you want us to do exactly?"
Susan sounded a little nervous.
Madam Hooch held out her hands. In them were five
small black colored balls.
"Iím going to keep the lights on low. Then
each of you will have to find one of these balls." Madam Hooch threw
the balls up into the air and they speed off in different directions.
Draco Malfoy had a smug look on his face like he
was going to be picked as Seeker and he knew it so everyone else should
just stop wasting there time. "All right everyone. Up."
Lena pushed off. It had been three weeks since
she had been on her broom. She just hadnít found the time what with packing
and looking at houses.
Gosh this it going to be hard with so little
light she thought looking around.
She circled the goal posts looking around, didnít
see anything and went closer to the ground. There was a spot that was
darker then the rest, she went closer and grabbed for it. Her hand closed
around a small ball.
Lena speed off towards the ground. That was
much easier then I thought it would be she thought.
She got off her broom and walked over to where
Madam Hooch was waiting for everyone.
"That was good Miss," she looked down
at her clipboard "Ddiler. It only took you ten minutes. Do you play
Quidditch a lot?"
ten minutes? It seemed a lot shorter then that.
Out loud she said "No, not really. Itís been about a month since
Iíve even ridden my broom. Iíve played on a couple neighbor hood teams
but thatís it."
Malfoy landed and showed the ball to Madam Hooch.
"Iím first. Again" Malfoy added.
He didnít notice me Lena realized. "Actually
Malfoy, I did." Malfoy saw her and glared.
Then one by one every one else came back down.
First was Susan, Mark then Brian.
"Youíve all done pretty good. The results
will be posted in your common rooms tomorrow around eleven o-clock. Every
"You were great Lena" Crystal said joining
Lena as she walked out.
"Crystal." Malfoy yelled coming over.
"Your Dadís going to be really mad when he finds out youíve been
talking with Mudbloods."
Lenaís hand went to her sword. "Oh really
Malfoy? Whoís going to tell him? You wont if you want your head to stay
where it is." Lenas voice was perfectly calm but her hands shook.
"Sheís right." Said a voice behind them.
Every one but Lena jumped. It was Dumbledore. "That does not however
mean that I encourage fighting among the students."
"Professor, what are you doing here?"
"I came down to see when Madam Hooch would
be done. Itís getting rather late." Dumbledores eyes twinkled behind
his half moon spectacles.
Malfoy glared at Dumbledore. "Sheís done now
Professor. We were the last ones," said Lena taking her hand off
her sword hilt.
"All right. Now I must be going" and
"That was odd. Is he always like that?"
"Yep. You should have heard him the night
we were sorted. He said something like ĎNitwit, Blubber, Oddment, Tweakí"
"Are you finished?" Malfoy demanded.
"No Malfoy, we plan to spend the entire night
out here" Lenas voice dripped with sarcasm "of course weíre
going inside now."
"Will you to stop?! This is getting ridiculous!"
"Fine." Said Lena. Malfoy didnít say
anything. "Good." Crystals voice was calmer.
They made their way back to the castle in silence.
There foot steps echoed in the empty entrance hall.
The castle was silent as they made their way to
the Slytherin common room.
"Dragonsbane." Someone said sleepily.
Before Lena climbed into bed, she leaned her sword
against the wall and Flopped into bed. The last thought that crossed her
mind was not so bad for the first day and she slept.
The next day dawned bright and early. To early
for Lena well at least I donít have to go to lessons to day since itís
Saturday Lena thought glancing at her watch.
"Itís 10:30?! Why didnít anyone wake me up?"
she cried as she struggled to pull open the emerald colored hangings.
"What?" Came a sleepy voice. Crystal
had woken up.
"Itís 10:30! 10:33" she corrected herself.
"Iím normally up at 7:30 at the latest."
"Yes but you looked tired so we didnít want
to wake you." Said a girl with a pug face. "Iím Pansy Parkinson.
And you?" "Lena Ddiler." Lena didnít like this girl. She
gave her a feeling a lot like Malfoy had.
"Hi Pansy." Crystal said cheerfully.
Lena closed her curtains and got dressed.
When she was done she pushed back the curtains
and grabbed her sword. She carefully pulled it out of itís sheath, sat
down on her bed and inspected it.
Her sword had been given to her as a birthday present
when she turned twelve. It had two snakes with emerald colored eyes twining
around the hilt where her hand griped it. And along the blade was righting
in a foreign language Lena couldnít read it, though she often wondered
what it said.
She pulled out her polishing cloth and rubbed it
up and down the blade until it shone. Then put it back into itís sheath,
stood up and strapped it to her waist.
When she looked up three other people had come
into the room and every one was watching her closely.
"What?" she demanded.
"Itís just weíve never seen anyone with a
sword before." Said a girl with blond hair. "Lena this is Kelly
Romono, Ashley Logan, and Millicent Bilstrode." Said Crystal.
"Hi." "Hello." Ashley had blond
hair and blue eyes and Kelly had different colored stripes in her hair
(Pink, Blue, Green, Purple.) and gray eyes.
"Iím Lena Ddiler" Lena was rather cautious.
If Kelly had shown up at her old school, she would have been given detention
if she were lucky. Where did you used to live Lena?" Asked Kelly.
"Why did you have to move here? Did you have
a boyfriend?" Ashley asked eagerly. "My dad got an offer to
work at your ministry. And I did not have a boyfriend."
Pansy, who had been glaring at Lena, got a look
of triumph at these last words. Sheís used to being the center of attention
all the time Lena thought sheíd better put up her guard because
weather I like I or not I attract attention.
Pansy seemed to be the ring leader of the fifth
year girls. "Iím really hungry so Iím going to go down to breakfast."
And Lena started off. "Wait up Lena. Iíll
come with you" Crystal called running after her.
"Madam Hooch should be posting the Quidditch
results in about" she glanced down at her watch "30 minutes.
I hope I got on."
"Me to." Said Crystal as they turned
into the Great Hall. Breakfast was good. Lena had a bit of everything.
On the way out Lena said, "you go on, Iíll
be right there. Iíve got to do something." "All right."
And Crystal walked away.
Lena watched until she was sure Crystal had gone.
I canít believe Iím doing this Lena thought as she walked bask
to the Gryffindor table Mum and Dad would kill me if they found out.
My cousin would kill me!
She drew a deep breath and taped Harry Potter on
the shoulder. He looked around. "Yeah?" He asked when he saw
her. "I just wanted to say sorry for how rude I was yesterday."
It was a lot easier to keep going once she got
started. "I was just hungry and I was still fuming because of Malfoy."
"Thatís ok. Why donít you like Mal-"
but he was unable to keep going because Crystal had just come up with
Pansy, Kelly, Ashley and Millicent close behind.
Lena sighed. "Here comes the Dream Team"
she muttered. "What?" Harry asked although he knew what she
"Nothing." "There you are."
They had reached the table by then. "What
are you doing talking to him?" Pansy said snifflely.
"Iím talking." Hermione and Ron looked
over. Pansy saw Hermione and sneered. "So, Granger, Howís Krum?"
All the Slytherin fifth year girls except Lena and Crystal laughed.
Hermiones cheeks went pink. "I donít find
that funny Parkinson." Lena said softly. Even though she hadnít gone
to Hogwarts then she had been getting the Daily Prophet.
"You donít have to." Pansy replied reaching
for her wand. And for the second time since she had gotten there, Lenas
hand went to her sword.
Then Snape showed up. "What it going on?"
Snapes voice was soft.
"We were just laughing at something that Pansy
said and Lena got all mad." Ashley explained.
Snape looked at Pansy. "I just asked if Hermione
had heard from her boyfriend." "Professor. I donít think Pansy
shouldíve asked." Snape shifted his gaze to Lena, who stared into
his black eyes unflinchingly.
After about ten minutes of this Snape broke eye
contact and left. "Like I said Harry, sorry." And Lena left
to, with the ĎDream Teamí close behind.
"That was nice of her to say that to Snape."
Hermione said thoughtfully.
"I canít believe that she just looked him
in the face like that." Ron said.
"And sheís pretty to." Shamus added leaning
over. Ron snorted. However, Harry wasnít paying attention,
"Ddiler." He kept muttering. What
name do I know of that has two Dís in it? He asked himself. Well,
thereís- "Riddle." He whispered.
"What?" said Ron. "Come on, we need
to go somewhere quiet." Harry said urgently. "Well, thereís
the library-" Hermione started. "Fine, now come on!" Harry
said as he dragged them off to the library.
"Wow Hermione, Iíve never seen him this excited
to get to the library before."
Once there they hurried to a table near the back.
"You know Lena Ddiler, Well, if you unscramble her last name it spells
Ron and Hermione looked at Harry in shock. "But
you canít Ė you canít mean sheísÖ" Hermione trailed of and Ron had
gone pale. "We should go tell Dumbledore." Harry said firmly.
"I canít believe youíd sink so low as to say
something like that. Even if you donít like her." Lena was
saying to Pansy as they walked to the Slytherin common room.
"You canít talk Ddiler. Youíve only been here
since yesterday." Pansyís mood hadnít gotten better since they had
left the Great the Hall.
"Does that really matter that I got here yesterday?
Why would you treat someone like that?" Pansy had stopped to (with
everyone following suit).
"Donít tell me what to do. And itís nothing
to do with you anyway Mudblood."
"Oh no, now sheís done it." Crystal moaned.
"I wouldnít talk like that if I were you Parkinson. My family has
a lot of power."
"Are you threatening me?" Pansy demanded.
"Give this girl a medal, she actually has some brains in there."
Lena said then added softly to herself "I have to get away from here
or talk to Allen or Mom."
And she ran off. She almost ran into Harry Potter
and his friends as they were coming out of the library.
"Sorry!" She called back as she speed
off. "Dragonsbane." She panted as she got to the Slytherin common
Once inside she made sure that no one was in the
common room with her, pulled some flue powder out of her pocket and flung
it onto the fire which turned emerald green and roared higher then it
had been a moment ago and stepped into the fire and said "Riddle
The last glimpse she had was of Pansy and the rest
of the girls coming in then she was gone.
Moments later she stepped out of her cousins fireplace.
Her brother and three other men were sitting at a table.
"Hi Allen. Howís it going?" Lena said
brushing herself off. "Lena, will you please be quiet?" Allen
Lena sighed and tapped her foot impatiently until
there were done. "All right, Lena what do you want? Oh, first of
all, this is Mr. Malfoy, Mr. Lestrange and Mr. Macnair. Guyís this is
my little sister Lena."
Lena shook everyoneís hand. When she got to Mr.
Malfoy her blue eyes hardened. "I came for a break from Hogwarts.
Iíve met Pansy Parkinson and you couldnít find a bigger idiot anywhere.
Well, except for Longbottom."
"I see." A smile played across Allenís
mouth. "I mostly came to talk to mum. Iím getting rusty on my combat
Allen smiled outright "Lena, you never get
rusty. Mumís up stairs."
Lena took the stairs two at a time. Finally!
To be away from Hogwarts! Even if it is only for an hour. She
thought, then knocked on her mumís door. "Mum, itís me." She
called though the door.
The door opened and her mum was standing in the
doorway. "Itís nice to see you, but you should be at school."
Mrs. Ddiler said after she had given her daughter a hug.
Mrs. Ddiler was tall and thin, had short black
hair and brown eyes. "I know but I wanted to get away and I wanted
another gymnastics lesson."
Lena had taken gymnastics since she was four, lessons
from her Mum since she was ten and last year they had introduced her sword
last year. "All right. The dinning room should do it, They cleared
out every thing last week."
When they got to the dinning room, Lena carefully
took off her sword and gently leaned it against the wall.
"All right, letís start with the basics."
Mrs. Ddiler commanded.
So, Lena stretched, when she was finished she did
a couple summersaults.
"Ok. Well, weíre going to need the grand staircase
for this." The Grand staircase was the largest in the house and it
was 150 steps exactly, Lena had counted as soon as they had moved in.
It curved in a kind of half circle so whatever
her mum wanted her to do was going to be difficult, unless it had something
to do with sliding down the banister, Lena had done that a million times
even though she knew she wasnít supposed to.
"Lena now I want you to slide down the banister,
then summersault off and roll when you hit the ground. Got it?"
"I think so." Lena licked suddenly dry
"Good. Iíll get the extra mattress from upstairs.
Acio!" And the mattress zoomed towards them. Mrs. Ddiler positioned
it so that if Lena messed up at the end, she wouldnít kill herself.
Lena climbed up to the top of the stairs, it took
a long time.
When she reached the top she positioned herself
so that when she let go she wouldnít fall to either side.
"Ready mum!" Lena called and let go.
You always felt like you were on a slide that ended
She sprang, somersaulted and rolled, but slipped
and landed on her back, luckily she was on the mattress.
"That was good, but youíve done better."
Mrs. Ddiler said giving her daughter a hand.
Lena took it wincing. "You know mum, that
mattress isnít very soft."
"Well, itís better then the marble floor.
Come on, youíre going to have to do it a lot more to get it perfect."
Lena moaned and started up the stairs.
By the time Lenaís lesson was over, she felt as
though every part of her was bruised, and it was lunchtime.
"Whatís for lunch mum?" Lenaís stomach
"Thatís a good question. Allenís making lunch."
"What?" Lena was shocked. "Allen
canít even make toast!" "Heís gotten better." Mrs. Ddiler
had a grim look on her face as she said this.
"How did you do it?" Lena asked laughing.
"Letís just say heís a fast learner." Mrs. Ddiler started chuckling
"Whatís so funny?" Allen asked as Lena
and Mrs. Ddiler came into the kitchen. "Nothing. So, whatís for lunch?"
Lena asked casually.
Allen shot her a nasty look and said "Say
anything and youíre dead. Mum and I are having Broccoli and cheese soup.
You on the other hand are having dog food."
"Ha, ha, ha." Lena said dryly.
"Stop it you two." Their mother broke
up the argument.
Allen got the soup and put it into the three bowls
that were already on the table.
Every one had just sat down when Lena jumped up.
"Oh my gosh! I have to get back to Hogwarts!"
"All right. Iíll see you next week then dear?"
Mrs. Ddiler said.
"Sure mum. Bye!" Lena grabbed some Floo
powder, flung it into the fire and said "Slytherin common room."
The last thing Lena herd her mum say was "Allen, this is a bit to
When she appeared in the fireplace of the Slytherin
common room the first thing she saw was Crystal bouncing around excitedly.
"Oh Lena!" She squealed. "You made
the team!" "What?" She was confused. "The Quidditch
team silly. Youíre the first girl player to be on the Slytherin team in
Crystal said hugging Lena and then she went back
to bouncing around the room.
"Did you get on?" Lena asked. "Me?
No." She sighed "Not this year. But" Crystal perked up
"Madam Hooch said maybe next year."
"Thatís good. Iím sorry Crystal but I really
donít like Pansy." Crystal turned serous. "I know. You just
donít seem like the kind of person who would go along with people like
her where you have to be a follower and listen to her and do what she
says all the time. I donít like her much myself, but there wasnít any
other girl who didnít like her who was in fifth year. So I had to put
up with her. Sorry, I normally donít ramble on like that."
"Thatís fine. Pansy just doesnít seem like
a very, um, shall we say pleasant? Person. And certainly not someone who
I want to spend the next three years of my life hanging out with."
Lena said walking out of the common room.
"Lena, where are you going?" Crystal
called after her.
"Oh, Iím going to see the nurse. Iím aching
all over." Lena called over her shoulder as she went down the hall.
"Wait up, Iíll come with you." Lena heard
running footsteps behind her and a second later Crystal had caught up.
"So, which way to the ward Crystal?"
When they got there Madam Pomfrey was able to fix
Lena up at fast as blinking, but she gave her a talking to.
"So, how did you get all those bruises?"
Crystal asked. As they left the hospital wing "Well, my mum teaches
me gymnastics and I fell a little during todayís lesson. A lot."
Lena corrected herself.
"What were you doing?"
"I was learning how to slide down a banister,
push off at the end, do a summersault in the air then roll when I hit
the ground." Lena said wincing. "Iím definitely not going to
forget how to do that any time soon."
"Do you think you could show me?" Crystal
asked eagerly. "Sure. Do you know where a big staircase is? Preferably
somewhere where not many people go?"
"Well, thereís the one thatís by East tower
but the biggest one that I know of is the one in the Entrance Hall."
"East tower will have to do. Only one problem,
whereís East tower?" Lena said stopping.
"Itís this way. Come on." It didnít take
very long to find East towers corridor.
"My" Crystal panted "Iíd forgotten
how many stairs you have to go up before you get to the right staircase.
There it is." She said coming out on top of the landing with Lena
"All right" Lena said as she began climbing
the next staircase "you wait here and Iíll be right down."
When Lena got to the top, she was panting even
harder then Crystal had been on the staircase before. "Iím coming
down Crystal." And Lena let go.
It took all of fifteen seconds to get to the bottom.
Lena pushed off at the end and held onto her legs as she somersaulted
and rolled when she hit the ground.
"That was a lot easier then at my house."
Crystal was speechless "How did you do that?" Crystal asked
when she finally found her voice.
"Not easily thatís for sure. Now, whenís lunch?
Iím starving." "I think if we hurry we can still get some. Lunch
was just ending when I went to tell you that you had made the team. And
if lunch is over I know where the kitchens are."
"Well then, what are we waiting for?"
And Lena and Crystal sprinted off. As it turned out lunch was over so
they had to go to the kitchens.
"Come on. Itís right this way." Said
Crystal and she stopped in front of a painting of a bowl of fruit. "Now,
I havenít been here for about two years so it may not be the same as it
She warned as she tickled the pair, which giggled
and turned into a handle. Crystal grabbed it and pulled.
The painting swung outward and Crystal and Lena
went inside. Immediately they were surrounded by elves that were asking
if they wanted anything to eat.
"Um," said Lena.
"Well, you see, my friend hasnít eaten lunch
yet and she was wondering if you still had anything left." Crystal
explained for her.
"And," Lena said giving Crystal a look.
"We immediately thought of you because you always make extra food."
"Miss. Malfoy?" asked a hesitant voice.
"What?" Crystal said looking around. A elf who was wearing soccer
shorts and mustard yellow socks came forward. "Dobby?"
Said Crystal surprised. "Yes Miss." Said
Dobby happily. "I thought you worked for my cousin."
"I did miss. Got freed miss." "I
see. Now, can you get my friend something to eat." Crystal asked.
The elves rushed around getting things and two
minutes later ten of them rushed up to Lena and Crystal bearing a huge
tray with everything a person could want for lunch, plus a ton more then
Lena could eat in a day.
"Itís to bad I couldnít eat it all. They seemed
really disappointed that I wasnít going to finish all of it." Lena
said when they were walking along the corridors right after they had left
"But I was to full to eat another bite. They
heard running footsteps behind them and turned to look. Fred and George
Weasley were running towards them.
"Um, just a suggestion but, uh, run!"
Crystal shouted the last word as she broke into a run Lena right behind
"Wait!" Fred called. "We only want
to give you a tart!" George added.
"That means they want to turn us into canaryís.
Now, we'll split up at the transfiguration corridor. You go left and Iíll
go right. Ok?" Crystal asked panting.
"Sure. Iíll see you back at the common room."
Crystal and Lena picked up the pace.
Lena was faster then Crystal. But Crystal had the
advantage of knowing the corridors.
Lena went left and Crystal went right. George went
after Lena. Lena had been running along the hallway for some time when
she saw a door with a plait on it. She knocked loudly and dove into the
nearest room hoping it was one of the teachers office doors.
Just as George Weasley was passing it the door
was flung open and Argus Filch came out. He grabbed Georges arm.
"What are you doing, running in the halls,
boy?" He said.
"Exercising." George replied promptly.
"Well youíre not allowed to. Detention."
Lena couldnít hear the rest because Filch had dragged George into his
office and shut the door behind them.
Lena then took her time getting back to the common
room. When she got there Crystal was already inside.
"What took you so long?" She asked getting
up from one of the armchairs.
"I donít think theyíll be trying that again."
Lena said and explained what had happened. By the time she was done Crystal
had to sit down she was laughing so hard.
"Serves them right." She said when sheíd
gotten her breath back. "So, howíd you lose the other one?"
"Fred? Oh, we ran into Professor Snape, literally!
I ran into him wile he was coming out of his office, I told him why I
was running and he took fifteen points from Gryffindor and two from Slytherin.
Then I came back here and was waiting about ten minutes when you came
"Whyíd he only take two points from Slytherin
and Fifteen from Gryffindor? Thatís not really fair is it." Lena
"I donít know. Hey! Want to play chess?"
"Sure, we can use mine." Lena said as
she got out her chess set.
The next month passed without much difference until
late October when, a black owl landed besides Lenaís plate a letter in
Lena took the letter from the owl and told it
to wait while she read the letter. It said:
Thereís a Death Eater meeting
and we want everyone to be there.
It will be an opportunity for
you to meet some
of the others and their children.
Thinks it would be a great opportunity
them what you can do. ĖAllen
"Crystal, can I barrow your quill?" Lena
asked. "Sure." Crystal said handing it over absentmindedly;
she was busy with her own mail. Lena flipped the letter over and wrote:
Tonight would be fine. I find
it odd that
Youíre having this meeting the
Hallows eve. I take it Iím to
Mithrander and Mindelan? ĖLena
She wrote. She referred to her sword Griffin and
her two catís Mithrander who is black and Mindelan who is white.
The rest of the day passed in a blur.
By the time 10:00 came Lena had managed to find
Mithrander and Mindelan and had found her way to one of the less traveled
She pulled out her wand and muttered something
tapping herself, Mithrander and Mindelan.
She immediately found herself in a large room.
Allen was sitting in a chair waiting for her. "Well
it certainly took you long enough." He said getting up.
"Ha, ha, very funny. Where are we?" Lena
asked trying to straiten her robes, which wasnít easy considering she
was still holding her catís. "Weíre at the Malfoys manor. Why?"
Lena groaned "do you know if Draco will be
here?" "I think so, yes. And his cousin too."
Just then, a servant poked her head into the room.
"Did you get her sir?"
"Yes, thank you." Allen beckoned to Lena,
who put Mithrander and Mindelan down and followed him.
They walked down quite a few hallways and into
a huge room, which had to be the ballroom.
"Impressive." Lena muttered to Allen.
"Is Dad going to be here?"
"Yep. Emilyís coming to." Lena then heard
a shout and someone ran up to her. "Lena! What are you doing here?"
Crystal asked stunned.
Lena wasnít as surprised as Crystal was. She had
known that Crystal was Dracos cousin. "The same thing you are Crystal."
"But-" "Crystal." Someone called
and a tall, thin woman came over.
"Hello Narcissa." Allen said warily.
"Hello Allen." Narcissa answered then turned to Crystal.
"Yes Aunt Narcissa?" Crystal asked. "Come
over here. You shouldnít be associating with this family."
And she practically dragged Crystal away.
Crystal shot an apologetic look over her shoulder
at Lena. "Who was that?" Lena asked confused.
"That," Allen said, "is Lucius Malfoys
wife. And she doesnít like us. She never has. She seems to think that
we have the favor of the dark lord."
"Hello Lena!" Emily, Lenas older sister
came up to them and gave Lena a hug. "Hi Emily." Lena replied
hugging her just as fierce.
"So, what have you two been up to?" As
Lena was talking to Emily, Allen went off and came back with Mr. Ddiler
right behind him. So Lena had to start over.
When Lena finished talking she looked around and
noticed a lot more people had arrived since sheíd started.
Then a board drawling voice sounded behind her
"so, itís the Mudblood again." "Hello Draco." Lena
said without turning around. Once heís put you on his bad list you
stay on. She thought grimly.
"What are you doing here Mudblood?" Malfoy
said. Lena sighed "goodbye Draco." And she turned and walked
away. I wonder when theyíre going to start the meeting. Lena thought.
This is boring.
"Lena. I finally got away from my aunt."
Crystal said coming up.
"I understand, Allen told me about it."
"Why didnít you tell me your family wasÖ you
knowÖ?" Crystal asked.
"Why didnít you? And how was I to know that
your family is part of this nonsense?" Lena demanded.
"Good point." Crystal said looking around
"I think there starting now."
"Yeah they are. Iíve got to go then."
Lena said and went back to her family with Mithrander and Mindelan trailing
"Good you made it." Allen said as Lena
came up. "You stand here." He said pointing to an empty spot
between Emily and himself.
Lena looked around. There were faces she recognized
and faces she didnít.
"Professor Snape?" Lena whispered to
Emily. "Yes. Heís been doing this for a long time. Now be quiet and
Professor Snape? I didnít know that. The way
he was talking to the headmaster this morningÖBut Lena had to focus
on what was going on and didnít have anymore time for thinking.
Disclaimer. The only characters that are mine are:
Lena Ddiler, Mr. & Mrs. Ddiler, Allen, Emily, Crystal Malfoy, Kelly
Romono, Ashley Logan Susan, Mark and Brian. Everyone else is J.K. Rowling.
I also took Mithrander from one of the Professors at HOL.
A/N, I hope you liked it. I plan on more chapters.
But it might take me a while.
Lena is modeled from two of Tamora Pierces characters,
Keladry of Mindelan and Alanna of Trebond.