Chapter 4 : That Bad
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was early in the morning. I was being released soon. I huffed, letting my upper half dangle off
the bed as I looked at Harry upside down.
“You realize you don’t need to be here. I’m being released in an hour anyways.” I said boredly,
playing with my fingers. Harry ignored me.
“If you are ignoring me, then I guess you wouldn’t remind if I recite the tales of my sex life—”
“No! I’m listening! Don’t start!” He said in quickly. I let out a laugh again. Of course, I was a
virgin, but he didn’t need to know that.
“So, Harrykins,” Harry frowned at the nickname.
“How’s life?” I asked sweetly. Harry rolled his eyes, smiling.
“It’s good, and yours?” He asked mockingly.
“Honestly, quite boring, you aren’t very entertaining. But I understand that guarding me would
be quite awesome. I mean, I am me.” I said with a laugh.
“I didn’t realize it was my duty to entertain you.” Harry said, amused, he cocked his head to the
“Well, you do have to protect me from leaving here and certain death. And I might just die of
boredom in here.” I said dramatically.
“Have you got a deck of cards?” I asked suddenly.
“No.” He said flatly. I deflated.
“But I’m so bored—”
“Well, I’d hope that you get better soon, I was just about to say that we are letting you out
now!” Said Healer Lupin as he strode into the room, followed by James. I watched him with a
frown, why was he here?
Probably to see his dad, I guess.
I hadn’t seen Healer Lackey since my… Outburst. She had been replaced by Healer Lupin. To
my annoyance Lupin and Potter knew each other, and of course, I knew Lupin. I had been with
his family the first two Christmas’s of Hogwarts. They were probably working together to make
me even more bored. I was almost sure of it. James perched himself on the windowsill.
I perked up at the mention of my release. I knew it was only a joke, but I was still worried. What
if they didn’t release me? I sat up, dangling my feet over the edge of the bed.
“How’s Freddy?” I asked, my heart giving a pang, remembering my best friend.
“Good…” james said, looking uncomfortable. I continued on quickly.
“So, who’s going to be my ‘caregiver’ or whatnot?” I asked cheerfully. Healer Lupin and Head-
Auror Potter shared a look. Uh-oh. I looked at James, who avoided looking me in the eyes.
“What are you hiding?” I asked worriedly, standing. Harry and Lupin avoided looking me in the
“What do you know?” I asked authoratively.
“Do I need to remind you that I can do spells without a wand, Potter?” I asked threateningly. He
seemed to blanch.
“I—No, you best know now, so that you don’t make a scene in the waiting room.” He said with a
“It can’t be that bad.” I said worriedly. Harry looked at me.
“I have a feeling for you, it will be that bad. We needed an Auror who could watch you 24-7…”
This was sounding worse and worse.
“And, as you know, Freddy’s mother; Angelina, is a perfectly capable candidate…” He said, his
voice sounded high-pitched. I didn’t want to think of where this was going. I bit my lip, not
“And… You will be staying … Until you graduate from Hogwarts.” He said, looking at me
worriedly. I stared, slack-jawed and wide-eyed.
“No.” I whispered, feeling my heart roar. Harry and James watched me carefully.
“You realize…” I said carefully, almost thoughtfully. “I will escape the moment I have the
chance.” I said with a small smile. Harry scoffed.
“I highly doubt it. We have shields surrounding their house. You can only leave if you’re
accompanied by someone else.” He said smugly. I gulped air, nodding slowly.
“Okay.” I whispered. I had nothing I could say to contradict. Harry looked astonished at my lack
of will to fight him.
“Okay!” He said, clapping his hands together and smiling.
“We’ll be going to Diagon Alley to get your school things once you’re released. Okay?”
I nodded mutely. Lupin looked at me worriedly, I turned to look at him with a steely glare.
“I won’t be going to any family gatherings though. Even if that isn’t a plan. I’m just saying:
there is no way.” I said quietly. James frowned.
“Why not?” He asked, sounding hurt.
“Because, I’m being held captive in their house, I’m not going to family gatherings and getting
chummy with your friends and family while I really couldn’t leave if I wanted to.” I said with a
frown. James nodded slowly. I hated the fact that I had spent my first Hogwarts Christmases
with them. Everything had changed since then.
“Touché.” He said quietly. I nodded.
HEY GUYS! I hope you enjoyed this chapter! I know staying with Freddy and his family doesn't seem THAT BAD, but you'll figure out some things afterwards that make it a lot worse, staying with that family. Please review, it makes my entire day, honestly!
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