"Allen. What did that mean?" Lena asked
her older brother.
"It means we get a break to move around,"
Allen said leading her to a corner where they could see everything without
"Well, I know that. I meant what was Mr. Malfoy
"He was giving us new assignments. Next, we're
going to need you. You need to show us what you can do. You're going to
have to fence with a professional fencer. You're a critical part of this
"And that plan is?" Lena asked calmly.
"Our Lord needs Harry Potter."
Lena's eyebrows went up. "Needs?" She
"Lena," Allen said in a warning voice.
"All right." She sighed. "What do
I have to do? And who am I fencing with?"
"Well, that's what you're going to find out
isn't it. And you're fencing with Master
Lenas jaw dropped. "What?!" Master Si-Cham
was the most experienced fencer in practically forever.
Allen grinned evilly at her. "Yes. Mum thinks
you're ready for this. All right, there's Lucius. Come on. It's time."
Lena followed Allen back to the circle.
"Lena Ddiler." Lucius Malfoy said. "Are
Lena stepped forward and nodded firmly. At the
other end of the circle, a figure in black robes came forward. The figure
took off his robe, Lena did the same. Then they both came forward and
met in the middle of the ring and shook hands. Master
Si-Cham was about thirty, had mouse-brown hair
and gray eyes. As Lena looked up at him he sneered. oh no, I'm in trouble,
Lena thought. They both took out there swords and stood at the guard position.
Mrs. Ddiler came forward and stood next to them.
"You both know the rules. This is a duel to
the death." Si-Cham had a look in his eyes that was part poor
you and part you are dead.
Mrs. Ddiler took a few steps backward and said,
"guard." Si-chan swung at Lena's head, she flipped backward
a couple of times. He lunged and Lena parried. I don't like
being just defensive she thought and thrust her sword and slashed
up. Si-Cham blocked it and got ready to attack, but Lena had beaten him
to it. She went at him in a flurry of movements. The last one he almost
didn't block in time. Lena could see the fury in his eyes as he went for
her. She blocked his attack and whipped her sword up and around in a circle.
The room was completely silent except for the clang
of the two swords and the shuffling feet.
Si-chan swung at her arm.
Lena didn't move fast enough to avoid it,
and the blade cut her arm. She winced, and Si-chan took advantage of her
moment of distraction. He twisted his sword around Lena's.
Lena knew what he was going to do. He was trying
to disarm her, and with this particular way, you either let go of your
sword or you get your wrist broken, ether way you dropped your sword.
Lena decided to let go, her sword flying behind Si-Cham, and backed away.
Si-Cham had a look of triumph in his eyes.
Lena didn't look like much, but she was a good
actor, and pretended to be terrified. Just a couple more feet,
she thought. Then, to everyone's surprise, she ran toward Si-chan and
somersaulted over his head. She grabbed her sword as she landed and stabbed
Si-chan in the chest as he whipped around to face her. He stared at her
in amazement then crumpled to the ground.
Lena went over, retrieved her sword, wiped it on
her victim, and sheathed it. The silence was almost deafening.
She looked around, Draco Malfoy was staring at
her, open mouthed, Pansy Parkinson and Crystal were wearing similar expressions,
and Allen's was one of pride.
Mrs. Ddiler came forward and said, "the victor."
Although she spoke softly, her voice carried to everyone.
She led Lena back to the circle. "Now,"
said Mr. Malfoy, breaking the silence. "We must discuss what the
plans are. Lena, your mission is to get Harry Potter and bring him to
our Lord. If that is not possible, kill him. The statue of Willa Tanga
on the seventh floor is a Portkey. You can use that when necessary. The
Imperious Curse won't work, he can throw it off, and you all ready know
Avada Kedavra, though you probable won't need it."
"Yes Sir," Lena replied.
They discussed other things so she had time to
think. Kill him? Why do they need me to do it? She asked
herself. They all ready have Malfoy, Crystal and Pansy there.
"Lena, Lena!" She was brought back to
reality with an unpleasant bump. Allen was tapping her on the shoulder.
"What?" Lena demanded.
"It's time for you to go."
"Fine. Come on Mithrander, Mindelan,"
Lena called to her cats.
"So, have any questions?" Allen asked
her once they were out in the hallway.
"Yes," she admitted. "Why wasn't
our lord there, Why was Snape there, why are they using me and how on
earth am I supposed to get Potter to follow me? 'Hello Potter, would you
mind coming with me to see Lord Voldemort and be killed?'" She said.
Allen laughed. "Our Lord wasn't there because
he's attending to some other business, Snape is a Death Eater, Draco Malfoy
and Potter hate each other, Pansy's Malfoys girlfriend and hates Potter
too, Crystal wouldn't be able to do it and you're new so you haven't gotten
a bad reputation with the Gryffindors yet. And I believe Potter doesn't
have a girlfriend."
Lenas jaw dropped. "You want me to what?!"
Allen gave her a stern look and said, "Yes,
you're going to do it. By the New Year you're going to have Harry Potter
in the palm of your hand."
Lena muttered something darkly. "What?"
Allen asked. "Nothing." She snapped furiously.
"Good. Here," Allen said, handing Lena
something in a handkerchief. "It's your Portkey to get back to Hogwarts.
But I want to tell you somthin-" But Lena had picked up her cat's
and touched the Portkey. She felt a tug behind her navel. She was instantly
transported to the Great Hall. Of course, they couldn't give me a Portkey
that would get me to the Slytherin common room. That would be too easy.
She heard someone coming. She quickly put Mithrander
and Mindelan down, tapped herself with her wand and muttered, "Invisibleus."
She was instantly invisible.
To her surprise a ginger-haired cat walked in,
bottlebrush tail held high. When it saw Mithrander and Mindelan, the hair
on it's back stood up and it started hissing.
Lenas cat's, who were washing themselves, looked
up and glared at the cat and went back to washing.
"Oh no! No Crookshanks!" Lena heard a
The cat called Crookshanks walked forward, still
hissing. When it came within two feet of them, Mithrander and Mindelan
stopped washing themselves and stood up. Mithrander yawned. Croockshanks
There was a cry of "No Crookshanks!"
And a girl with bushy brown hair appeared out of nowhere. The red-haired
boy she had seen with Potter, and Potter himself closely followed her.
"Hermione, Ron, come back!" He called
Lena's cats moved out of the way. Crookshanks leapt
for Mithrander, who looked right at Crookshanks and yowled. Crookshanks
stopped dead and looked curiously at her.
The girl Hermione took that opportunity to pick
up her cat. Mithrander went over to where Lena was standing and rubbed
against her legs, purring loudly. When Lena didn't reach down to pet her,
Mithrander looked around and meowed at her.
Harry noticed this and said, "All right, we
know there's someone there." He heard a sigh and the person he least
expected to see appeared out of thin air. Lena Ddiler.
"What are you doing here?" Harry gasped.
"I was looking for my cats," Lena said,
reaching down to pick up Mithrander. "What are you doing here?"
She asked suspiciously.
"We, uh, came to look at the Halloween decorations,"
Ron said quickly. The Great Hall did look nice with the giant pumpkins.
"In an Invisibility Cloak? Yeah, right,"
she said, rolling her eyes. "I guess we're even, because I certainly
didn't need to find my cats, and you're definitely not here to
see decorations. Well, I have to get going." She set down Mithrander
and started towards the door.
"Wait, is To-. " Harry called after her.
She stopped and turned around. "Yes,"
she said softly. "Tom Riddle is my cousin." When she turned
to leave, no one stopped her. Mithrander stopped just long enough to give
the cat in Hermione's arms a superior look.
"Poison Ivy," she said when she got to
the brick wall that was the entrance to the Slyhterin common room; the
password had been changed the week before.
Just as she had sat down in one of the armchairs,
Crystal came out of the fireplace, followed closely by Draco, Pansy, Crabbe
and Goyle. They didn't notice her. "Hello," Lena said quietly.
"So, it's you is it?" Sneered Malfoy,
pulling out hie wand. Mithrander and Mindelan both got up and yowled deep
in their throats. Malfoy ignored them.
"Malfoy, the chances of you surviving if you
attack me are about ten thousand to zero." Malfoy kept coming. Pansy
tried to stop him by grabbing his arm, but he shook her off.
"I see you're going to be difficult."
Lena sighed and raised her wand, "Stupefy." Malfoy froze. "If
you're mad because I got the job and you didn't Malfoy, well, I didn't
ask for it. I don't want it, but I have to do it," her voice was
so cold that the temperature seemed to drop.
"I'm sure you can find the counter curse,"
Lena said over her shoulder as she got up and walked to the girls' dorm,
leaving Draco Malfoy frozen in place.
Lena woke up before anyone in the girls dorm. She
dressed quickly and decided to get to the Great Hall for breakfast.
After breakfast she went to the library to finish
up the homework she was supposed to have done the night before. She spent
the rest of the day in the library doing homework. Partly because she
had a lot of work to do, partly because she didn't want to encounter any
of her fellow Slytherins. It worked pretty well, until around lunch time.
Draco Malfoy found her and didn't leave until she
had gotten her wand out of her pocket and started looking down the index
of Hex's and Curse's: A step by step guide on how to get rid of your
enemies, for good, while tapping her wand on the table. Then he practically
ran out of the Library. Lena smirked to herself.
Well, she thought. It apears he's not
as brave as he pretends to be.
In November, Quidditch practice began. Slytherins
first game was in late November. It was Slytherin vs. Gryffindor. Gryffindor,
Lena knew, had been practicing since early October, and they were good.
Lena wasn't worried though; Slytherin had a good
captain who was better then the last one. Or so she was told.
Not one of the old team members was there this
year. The captain, John Mackenzie, was very impressed with Lena's broom.
John Mackenzie was a Beater in addition to being
the captain. He was joined with Calvin Ganon in this position. Tom Cafasso,
Kegan Moore, and Jim Edwards - three strapping boys - were the Chasers
for the team. A quick and small fifth year named Alex Brewer was Keeper.
John was very enthusiastic about training. The
game was a couple days away and practices were hour-long sessions, every
day. They had the morning and Gryffindor had the evening.
Lena had to admit that Slytherin had a good team,
and most of her teammates were good people.
"All right," John said, looking around
at the team. It was right before the first game of the season for Slytherin.
"We are going to win this game. We haven't been together for a long
time but we are good. I remember two years ago when Slytherin was in the
finals for the cup. It was the last game and it was against Gryffindor.
Slytherin almost won. But I'm sorry to say it was because they cheated.
We are not going to cheat," he said with emphasis.
"I will not have my team winning because they cheated. All right,
The team left the changing rooms. The noise outside
was part cheering and part booing. Lee Jordan was commentating, as usual.
"And here's the Slytherin team. Mackenzie, Brewer, Cafasso, Ddiler,
Edwards, Ganon and Moore."
The Gryffindor team was all ready out on the field.
"Captains, shake hands," Madam Hooch said. John and the Gryffindor
captain, Katie Bell, came forward and shook each other's hands.
John smiled at Katie and Lena was surprised to
see a look of suspicion flitted across her face. She saw Harry and smiled
at him. He looked at her oddly.
"Mount your brooms," Madam Hooch called.
And fourteen brooms soared into the air. It felt wonderful. Lena just
hung in the air for a couple minutes, waiting for Madam Hooch to let go
of the balls. She did, and then Madam Hooch herself pushed off and blew
her whistle. "And the Quaffle is immediately taken by Angelina Johnson,
of Gryffindor," Lee Jordan said, his magically magnified voice reaching
everywhere. "And she's really belting along up there. Stopped by
Edwards of Slytherin. Gryffindor in possession. No, Slytherin in possession."
After a while Lena lost interest in what was being
said. All she knew was that the commentator seemed to enjoy criticizing
the Slytherin team.
She looked around. There! But no, it was just the
glimmer of the clasp of a cloak. She glanced over at Harry. Well,
she thought grimly. At least he's not having much luck ether.
A Bludger came at her out of nowhere. She dodged
it and went back to looking for the Snitch. John sped past her and knocked
the Bludger towards a Gryffindor. "Any luck yet Lena?" He called
as he went past her. "Not yet," she called back.
Then she saw Potter go into a dive; his face set
No! Lena thought savagely. You are not
going to get that Snitch. And sped after him. She was lucky that her
broom was fast or she never would have caught up. Then she looked where
they were headed. What a second! Where's the Snitch? Then it came
to her. He was just faking! All right, if that's how you want to play.
I was at the world cup last year too!
Just as she had suspected, Harry went out of the
dive just a split second before he would hit the ground. Lena, her face
set with concentration, leveled out and went skimming along the grass.
Her feet almost touching the grass.
Then she saw it. The Snitch. It was hovering near
the ground by the Slytherin goal posts. She went for it. She could tell
Potter was right behind her. He was level with her. He's a good flyer.
Lena admitted to herself. She reached out a hand, and her fist closed
on the small winged ball. The stands erupted. Lena stopped her broom and
got off. Harry did the same.
"You're definitely better then Malfoy was,"
he said. His face broke into a smile. "The last time I was playing
against Malfoy he cheated. At least you aren't. Yet," he added
and walked away.
Lena watched him go shaking her head thinking,
odd, very odd.
But then her teammates landed besides her and she
didn't think about anything else.
December found her cold, furious and bored. Cold
because there was a blizzard and she only had one cloak, furious because
Malfoy had literally shredded it, so now all she had left were a couple
pieces and it would take up to a week to get another one because of the
storm and Crystal had lent her one of hers that was two sizes too small,
and bored because she had all ready gotten her revenge on Malfoy.
She was currently sulking in one of the armchairs
near the fire with two wool blankets wrapped around her. She was, nevertheless,
She had already finished her holiday work, term
had ended two day's ago and Professor Snape had come around with a clipboard
last week saying anyone who was staying at Hogwarts had better sign up.
Lena found that most third years and younger were going home, but fourth
years and up were staying. She had mentioned this to Crystal, who had
given her a strange look and went back to her homework.
Lena planned on spending the rest of the afternoon
just sitting in her arm chair, trying very hard not to draw attention
to herself. It didn't work, however, as Crystal found her sometime around
"There you are. I've been looking every where
"Well, now that you've found me what are you
going to do?" Lena demanded, glaring up at her.
"I'm going to ask you if you're going to this
Lena looked at her, startled. "There's a ball
tonight? I didn't know that."
"Yeah, they posted something about it last
month," Crystal said.
"Well," Lena mumbled, "I'm so glad
I was told."
Crystal chuckled and said, "don't worry, I'll
help you get ready."
"Who say's I'm going?" Lena demanded.
"Me. That's who. And you should know, I don't
give up easily," Crystal warned.
"Fine," Lena said.
"Good! But if you're not out of this arm
chair in an hour, at four thirty, I'm coming to get you." Lena groaned
and thought what have I gotten myself into this time? And leaned
over and picked up her book that was sitting on the table next to her.
"Lena! What are you still doing here?"
" Lena mumbled. Crystal
grabbed the book Lena had been reading and shut it with a snap. "Hey!"
Lena said angrily.
"Hey nothing. You were supposed to get up
twenty minutes ago! We only have forty minutes to get ready," Crystal
grabbed Lenas arm and dragged her to the girl's dorm.
"Like I care," Lena said under her breath.
Now, where are your dress robes?" Crystal
asked, once she had pushed Lena onto her bed.
"There in my trunk," Lena said reaching
into her trunk and pulling out long silver robes that sparkled and shimmered
when the fabric moved. "They are gorgeous!" Crystal said admiringly.
"They are also new," Lena responded,
taking off her sword, putting it gently onto her bed and changing into
her dress robes. She reached into her trunk again, pulled out a necklace
with a sixteen-cornered Silver Star, and put it around her neck. She then
pulled out her wand and tapped her head with it. Her hair immediately
came out of its braid and hung down to her waist. Then, she tapped her
head with her wand again and hundreds of silver stars appeared in her
She then went to get her sword, but Crystal stopped
her. "No," she said firmly. "You're not going to wear that
"Fine," Lena sighed, but inside she was
grinning. Crystal didn't know about the throwing knifes that were in the
sleeves of her robes. "Done," Lena told Crystal. Crystal looked
over at her, and stopped.
"What?" Lena asked.
"You just look different, that's all. And
you managed that in about," She looked down at her watch. "Half
"Need help?" Lena asked, going over to
where Crystal was fumbling with her hair.
"Yes, please," she said, relieved. When
Lena was done helping Crystal she went for the door. But Crystal stopped
her. "We still have to put on your make up," Crystal reminded
"Oh no," Lena said, backing up. "Not
me," To Lena's surprise Crystal gave in. "Oh, all right."
"Who are you going with?" Lena asked.
"Oh, I'm going with Alex Brewer. He's Slytherin
"I know him. He's nice," Lena said.
"Who are you going with?" Crystal asked
"I'm not going with anyone. I'm just going
to watch everyone else have fun." Crystal's head whipped around.
"What? Well, we're going to have to fix that."
"No, no, no," Lena said. "I don't
need to go with anyone."
Crystal ignored her. Well, there's - no he's going
with Kelly. And he's going with Ashley." Then an innocent look came
over her face. Lena didn't trust that look for a second. "Or, there's
"NO!" Lena practically screamed.
"Well, I can't think of anyone else."
"Then I'll just have to go by myself,"
And Lena turned and fled.
"Wait! Lena, I was just kidding! He's going
with," but Lena had left. "Someone else," Crystal said
to the empty room.
Out in the hallway Lena leaned against the wall.
Is Crystal crazy? She thought. There is no way I'm going
anywhere near him! She composed herself and walked out into
the common room.
Nobody was paying attention to the girl's stairways
except Alex Brewer. Lena walked over to him and said, "Crystal will
be here in a second," And she left, fully aware that quite a few
boys were staring at her.
As she started down the hallway she heard her name
being called, she turned, and saw Crystal and Alex, Pansy and Draco. She
sighed, and stopped.
"There you are," Crystal said when they
had caught up with Lena. Lena noticed Pansy was glaring at her. Lena smiled
sweetly at her. She loved to drive Pansy crazy. Especially since it was
The entrance hall was packed with tons of students.
Lena noticed some of the Gryffindors coming down one of the marble staircases.
Fred and George Weasley were at the front. Lena smiled and waved, and
went over to them. "So, how'd detention go George?" She asked
innocently. George scowled at her.
"Fred, George, we're going to be over there
if you need us," said Ron as he came up behind them. He tapped Lena
on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me," and made to stand next
She turned to look at him. "What? Oh, sure,"
she said and moved out of his way. Ron just stared at her. "Well,"
she said she was getting very tired of people staring at her. "Try
not to get into anymore detentions," she called over her shoulder
as she went back to where Crystal and Alex were waiting.
An hour later Lena was sitting at a table in back,
bored out of her mind. What fun this is turning out to be. She
thought, fiddling with one of the daggers in her sleeves. Next time,
I'm bringing a book!
"Hello, is this seat taken?" Someone
asked, coming over. Lena looked up it was Harry Potter.
"No, go ahead," she said, waving her
hand at the nine empty seats around her.
"Having fun?" He asked. "Yeah, being
bored stiff is my idea of fun. To be frank Potter, I wish I'd brought
Harry smiled. "I know how you feel, last time
it was about as exciting as watching grass grow."
Lena suddenly had an idea. A girl two tables over
looked, if it was possible, even more bored then Lena was. "You know,
if you're really that bored, that girl over their looks like, pretty bored.
Why don't you go see if she can dance?"
Harry looked at the girl Lena was talking about,
and was surprised to see it was Ginny Weasley. "You sure?" He
"Quiet sure. If that isn't bored, then I don't
know what is." He took a deep breath and let it out slowly, got up
and walked determinedly forward.
"So, enjoying yourself?" Crystal asked,
coming over. "No," Lena said, watching Harry and Ginny starting
to dance. Crystal followed her gaze. "Are you worried about what
you have to do?"
"Yes." Lena admitted. "I just don't
think it's right for them to tell me what to do like that. Not when it
comes to this," Lena stopped and looked up at Crystal. "Sorry,
I'm just ranting."
"Oh, I have an idea!" Crystal said and
rushed off. "Oh no, I'm not going to like this." Lena muttered
to herself. Then she saw Crystal coming back to the table with Alex and
Lena quickly got up and slipped out around the
tables and across the dance floor. Other dancers jostled her, but she
didn't care, she was going back to the common room. There is no way
I'm dancing. She thought as she moved past a mass of people who were
talking right In front of the doors. Once she was out in the entrance
hall, she was completely alone. She was very grateful for that.
As she made her way to the Slytherin common room,
the only thing she encountered was Peeves, and she got rid of him pretty
The next morning Lena woke up to find Crystal standing
over her. "Ahh! Crystal, don't do that. Please," Lena
gasped. "All right," Crystal said leaning back. "But why
didn't you wait for me? Where did you go after I left? I looked all over
for you but couldn't find you," Crystal asked as she went back to
"I suddenly felt very tired. That's all. So
I left," Lena said sitting up. Or, trying to sit up. There was a
pile of presents on her stomach.
She shoved them to the foot of her bed, sat up
and grabbed one ripping off the rapping as she did so. It was three new
winter cloaks and a book. A card fluttered onto her lap. She reached down
for it and picked it up. It said:
Lena, Mum thought you might
Want the cloaks, Allen, and me
Thought you might want the book,
You know, just in case you wanted
To Hex Malfoy again. Mum, Dad
And Allen send their love.
Lena looked at the cover of the book. It was; A
most ingenuous revenge: A collection of Hex's, Curses and Spell's,
By Glenda Killeen. "Wow Emily," Lena said, flipping through
the book. She then turned to her new robes. They were black and made out
of a very good material that didn't absorb water.
She also got a sketchpad and pencil from some of
her old friends who were Muggles, a bag of sweets from her aunt and uncle
on her dads side, and a black wooden flute that had seven notes on it
"Hey, Crystal! Thanks. I really like it,"
Lena called over from her bed.
"You're welcome. I really liked the book of
astronomy you gave me."
"Yeah, well, I have it from a good source
that you're like a Centaur when it comes to stars," Lena said.
"Are you still in here with her Crystal?"
Pansy said coming in to the room. "Well Merry Christmas to you too,"
"Crystal, I asked you a question," Pansy
said ignoring Lena.
"I'm in here with Lena because she is my friend
"Her?" Pansy sneered. "You've got
to be kidding me."
"Pansy, get out," Crystal said irritably.
Lena reached over for her new sketchpad and started
drawing something on it. "Here Pansy," Lena said and she ripped
out her drawing and handing it over. It was a map to the dormitory door.
"Very funny." Pansy crumpled up map and
threw it at her. Lena caught it.
"Good bye Pansy. If you aren't going to leave
now, well, I wasn't planing on trying out my new book so soon but
Pansy turned and left. "Well, that takes care of her. For now anyway,"
Lena said, getting up.
"How did you draw that map? You didn't use
a quill," Crystal said looking at the map.
"Oh, I used a pencil. A thing Muggles use
to write with," Lena said, seeing Crystals confused look.
"K," Crystal said. Lena shut her curtains
and started getting dressed. Crystal was all ready dressed. "Do you
want to go down to breakfast now? I'm starving."
"Sure. Just let me get my sketchpad and pencil,"
Lena said coming out from behind her curtains and pulling on her new robes.
She grabbed her things, which were still on the bed where she had placed
them earlier, and also grabbed the flute that Crystal
Crystal had given her and stuffed it into her pocket.
"Oh wait." Lena reached for her new robes and put them on, enjoying
the warmth. Her wand was sitting on the bedside table; she stuffed it
into the same pocket as her flute and followed Crystal out into the main
part of the common room.
Draco Malfoy was sitting in one of the armchairs.
Lena smirked at him. He looked up, made an unpleasant face at her and
went back to relaxing.
The Great Hall was practically empty. Lena suspected
everyone else was still sleeping. "Wow," Lena said to Crystal
as they sat down, "there's actually some elbow room here. For once."
Crystal, who had all ready started eating, said
nothing. They ate in silence. Lena was thinking about her new book and
wondering which hexes she should use on Malfoy first.
"Crystal," Lena asked suddenly, "what
kind of flute did you give me?"
"I don't remember," Crystal said getting
up. "I got it along time ago. I don't even remember where I got it
to tell you the truth. Done?"
"Yep. It's weird. I have this feeling that
I've seen this flute before, but I can't remember where. And it's driving
me crazy because I can't think of where. And the most infuriating part
is that I knew once before but I have no clue now. Do you know where there's
an empty class room or something that we can use?"
"Yes. There's this old classroom that nobody
uses anymore, I think it used to be a Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom,
but I'm not sure. Do you play an instrument?" Crystal asked.
"No, I used to play the recorder. But that
was when I was eight and only for a year. But I still remember the notes
and stuff. I can, you know play some Christmas songs and Greensleeves."
While they were talking, Crystal led them to the
empty classroom. When they got there, there was row after row of empty
seats. Crystal waved her wand and the desks flew to the walls, leaving
an empty space in the middle of the room. Lena sat down in the middle
of the floor. Crystal sat down next to her.
Lena blew a few notes. "That sounds all right,"
"Yep," Crystal agreed. Lena tried playing
'Silent night' it sort of worked. It had a haunting sound to it.
Then she played 'Greensleeves'. When she was finished,
she looked around, startled. Crystal was staring at her, openmouthed.
"What was that?" Crystal asked.
"What was what?" Lena asked confused.
"A bird, a Phoenix I think, came in when you
were playing, and when you finished it, it flew away," Crystal said.
"What?!" Lena cried.
"I know it seems hard to believe, I hardly
believe it and I saw it with my own eyes, but it did happen," Crystal
"I don't believe this," Lena muttered
to no one in particular. "I just don't believe this. Yes, actually,
I do. And that's the problem. Well, what are we going to do?" Lena
got up and started pacing.
"Well, I don't know. This is all really weird,"
"You're telling me!" Lena said. "Oh,
what on earth am I going to do?"
"Do? You don't have to do anything,"
Lena stopped pacing and looked over at her. "You
don't understand, I'm one of the descendents of Lord Voldemort, my family's
sign is the serpent, I'm a Parselmouth, the Phoenix is practically another
sign for Gryffindor. Gryffindor and Dumbledore." She took a breath
and continued, "Dumbledore even has a resistance group called 'The
Order of the Phoenix'. The problem is that it wasn't the flute or the
song that called the bird, it was I. I am the youngest descendent of Salazar
Slytherin," Lena sighed and went back to pacing.
Crystal was speechless. "So you see my problem,
I'm excepted to bring Harry Potter into the clutches of Voldemort without
even caring. Well, I'm not going to do it. I hate killing. I really didn't
mean to, to kill Master Si-Cham."
Crystal got her voice back. "You didn't seem
to mind at the time."
Lena looked over at her, a haunted expression on
her face. "I did. Oh God I did." She closed her eyes. Crystal
got up and put an arm around Lena's shoulders. Lena was softly crying.
"I'm all right, really," Lena said, and
wiped her eyes with the back of her hand.
"So," Crystal said, "do you want
to go outside? We can have a snowball fight if you want."
"All right," Lena said, brightening up.
"I just have to get my stuff." They hurried to the Slytherin
common room, got on their winter things (Lena leaving her sword under
her bed) and were outside in a little less then an hour.
Lena reached down, grabbed some snow and packed
it into a ball. "All right," Crystal said also reaching down
for some snow, "no magic, and no putting snow down each others backs.
"Yep," Lena answered, and threw her snowball
at Crystal, who yelped and threw one at Lena, missing her by inches.
A little while after that, Crystal was hit in the
back of the head by a snowball. She turned, and saw the Weasley twins
packing snowballs. Crystal quickly made a snowball and tossed it at one
This resulted in all four of them engaged in a
furious snowball fight. Pretty soon, more people joined in.
By the time they had to rest for lack of air, there
were four people for each side: Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, Crystal
and Lena for the girls team and Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Fred and George
Weasley for the boys team.
They had just started up again by Lena throwing
a snowball into Harry's face, when a most unpleasant voice reached their
ears. Draco Malfoy was standing over them, his familiar sneer firmly in
He made some rude comment about Harry. Ron started
forward, but Hermione and Ginny held him back. Then he started on how
the Weasleys had no money, when his speech was interrupted by him getting
a snowball in the face.
Everyone had forgotten Lena, who was standing behind
them with her arms crossed and a satisfied look on her face. Malfoy looked
The Weasleys, Harry and Crystal were laughing hysterically,
Draco reached down, made a snowball, and threw it at Lena, who dodged
it easily and was soon hurling more snowballs then Malfoy could make.
He finally gave up and left. All to soon it was
time to go in. Crystal and Lena hurried to change from their sopping wet
clothes into dry ones.
Dinner was, as usual, wonderful. After that, Lena
dropped off during dessert. Crystal woke her up and took her to her bed.
Lena dropped off instantly.
Disclaimer: see part one. Greensleeves is not mine.
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