Bride of Voldemort - Part SevenOnly two days had passed since the awful meeting with the Dark Lord and now I could only ever think of two things;Bride of Voldemort - Part Seven by binks95
"What will Voldemort do next?"
"How, on earth, am I supposed to get to Malfoy Manor?"
Needless to say, the answers never revealed themselves. I was just about ready to give up trying, the countless books on enchanted items from the library almost ready to crush my bedside table. Snape and I had not spoken since that night as he seemed to be otherwise occupied outside of his canvas and Cora had been silent with worry so I hadn't heard a word out of her either. The first time someone spoke to me after two days of painful stillness was Ione who called to me as I was leaving the library one morning.
I turned to see her running toward me, slightly out of breath and red in the face.
"Ione!" I greeted in shock. "Are you alright?"
"Des, have you seen Stephanie?" Ione ignored my question and replied with one of her own.
"Stephanie?" I repeated. "No, I haven't."
Ione looked a
Bride of Voldemort - Part SixIt was almost quarter to four when Cora and I arrived in the dusty corridor outside the Headmaster's office. Six others were already there, stood in an oddly neat line - a remnant of the the Dark Lord's orderly regime - outside the gargoyle, looking sullen and impatient. Amongst them, I saw a face that I didn't recognise; a short Hufflepuff girl that was gripping tightly onto Sybil's hand. Sybil, in turn was giving her a reassuring smile but her eyes showed a hint of nerves. However two people were still missing; Aphrodite and Chavelle.Bride of Voldemort - Part Six by binks95
We lined up next to Stephanie who was staring down at her hands and didn't seem to notice our presence. On the wall, next to the spiral staircase, was a piece of parchment with big, untidy letters scrawled upon it.
WAIT HERE UNTIL SOMEBODY COMES TO COLLECT YOU
It was dead silent. Nobody spoke and not a single sound was made. I knew that everyone was trying desperately to ignore the situation, as if our combined willpower would just make it disapp
Bride of Voldemort-Part Five"Well...? Where's the room?"Bride of Voldemort-Part Five by binks95
I stood in front of a high, blank stone wall, a look of bewilderment on my face. Snape sighed in exasperation between my palms. Where I stood was supposed to be the entrance to a room... But there was nothing there.
"We... are in the right place, aren't we?" I asked, turning to the tapestry behind us that depicted a man in blue robes trying to teach ballet slipper and tutu-clad trolls to dance.
"Of course we are," Snape answered with monotonous irritation. "Your lack of faith in my ability to repeat instructions is disturbing."
I ignored him and turned back to the wall, my brow furrowed in confusion.
"Why would Dumbledore tell us to go here?"
"I'm sure he has his reasons..." Snape responded as I propped him up next to the tapestry. With lack of a better idea, I pressed my ear to the cold wall and began to shimmy along it from left to right.
"What are you doing?" Snape asked. I could practically hear him roll his eyes.
"There has got to be a hidden door or s