Ways to Annoy Voldermort - Mimic everything he says in a sing-song voice. (mugglenet.com)
The four of them turned, looking at the trees. Harry raised his wand.
The voice spoke again. "Harry, don't you ever listen. Magic doesn't work here."
Harry lowered his wand. There was something familiar about that voice.
"Show yourself," shouted Aleu.
There was rustling behind the trees. A person walked towards where they were standing. As the person got closer, the shadows left their face. Into the sunlight walked a man. Harry couldn't believe his eyes.
"Sirius!" he shouted, running towards him. Sirius bent down and gave Harry a hug.
"Sirius, I'm so sorry I went to the Ministry. It's all my fault..." began Harry
"Harry. You went there because you thought I was in danger. You risked your life to save me. I couldn't ask for anything more."
"But, you died because of me."
"I haven't really died." Sirius, seeing the confused look on Harry's face, tried to explain. "Your friend over there is right. This is limbo, the world between life and death. When I fell through the veil, I fell into this world. Because I haven't really died, I can't move to the afterlife, but I can't find a way to return to the world I left behind either.
"You're a clever witch," Sirius said to Aleu. "Hardly any witches and wizards have ever heard of limbo. I'm Sirius, Harry's godfather." Sirius extended his hand.
"This is Aleu Lily Potter."
"Aleu? But, Hagrid told me that you died the night your parents did."
"Apparently not. Somehow Voldemort never knew I was there," said Aleu.
"Sirius, how come you never told me that I had a twin sister?" asked Harry.
"Hagrid told me that Aleu was dead. Dumbledore told me in your third year not to tell you. He felt you didn't need to know that you would never meet your sister. I disagreed but Dumbledore trusted me and I didn't want to break that trust. Besides, it's in the past now. Aleu's alive and safe. Well as safe as you all can be in this situation. How did you get here anyway?" asked Sirius.
"We're not sure," said Hermione.
"We were in Hogsmead, showing Aleu the Shrieking Shack. We were just looking at the Shrieking Shack and then something made of glass fell on top of us. There was blue liquid all over us and smoke all around. Then we started swirling around in the smoke, and once it stopped swirling, we landed here," Harry explained.
"Someone sent us here," said Aleu. "I heard them disapparate after Hermione screamed."
"Voldemort," said Harry.
"Probably someone doing his dirty work for him," said Aleu. "I mean, he's in hiding. He's not going to show up in Hogsmead when there are hundreds of people around, is he?"
"But why would he send Harry to a place where he can't kill him? I mean, that's what he wants, isn't it? To kill Harry?" asked Hermione.
"Who said he can't kill him here? I mean, the Avada Kedavra curse isn't the only way to kill people," said Aleu.
"Hermione's right though. You can't die here," said Sirius.
"Then why would You-Know-Who send us here then," said Ron.
"Maybe he doesn't want to kill Harry after all," suggested Aleu.
"I doubt it," said Harry. "He's been trying to kill me since I was one year old. Why would he stop now?"
"Maybe he's just trying to get you out of the way. I mean, what if he learnt about the prophecy. If he knows you are the only one who can kill him, why not get you out of the way. Then he would be invincible. No-one could kill him then," said Aleu.
"Prophecy? What prophecy?" asked Sirius.
"A prophecy that was made before I was born that says that either I kill Voldemort or he kills me," Harry said grimly. "That's why mum and dad went into hiding."
"Wow," said Sirius. "They told me that Voldemort was after them, but didn't tell me why."
"How would he have learnt about the prophecy? Didn't it smash in the Department of Mysteries?" asked Hermione.
"Yeah," said Harry. "And Dumbledore was the only one who heard it. Well, someone else heard it and told Voldemort but the eavesdropper didn't hear the entire prophecy."
"So why would You-Know-Who send us here then?" asked Ron.
"To kill Harry Potter!" said a cold voice.
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