Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter25Chapter Twenty Five: New Allies:
Narcissa knew that her son would not be happy being brought here to Grimmauld Place. However she was not caring how he felt about it at the moment as she was tending to Severus. It was strange she thought how two women from opposite sides of the social scale could have become friends because of their shared care and concern of one man. Yet it had happened, Narcissa had been brought to Grimmauld place for her safety (the cover story was she had been arrested) and had heard what had happened to Severus. She had surprised Molly with insisting she help care for him and so after only two days they were friends. Right now she had to go in and wake him as he was needed in the kitchen by Aberforth. She liked Aberforth but was still unsure about Dumbledore but knew he was in his own way trying to do what was right.
"Severus?" She said sitting across from him on the bed brushing a lock of his dark hair out of his face. "Severus I hate to wake you but you are need
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter24Chapter Twenty Four: The Connection:
Severus Snape did not know how long he had been here. Time it seemed meant nothing in a place like this as he shivered and tried to sit up. He was in a cold bare cell somewhere deep in the ministry and he was naked but for a rag about his hips that covered what was left of his dignity. A metal collar was around his neck that was attached to a chain in turn to a post in the middle of the room. All this was done to humiliate him and make him feel weak and powerless, and it worked as he was a very modest man. His pale lean body was covered in bruises and he was in need of a bath. It was clear he had been here a long time, (though he could not tell but he had in fact been here for five days). Umbridge was an evil woman in doing this to such a wizard as Severus. The first day had been the worst as she had come to force a confession from him.
"You will confess to me." Umbridge said.
"I have nothing to confess." Severus snarled.
"You do and you will." She
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter23Chapter Twenty Three: Malfoy and the Letter:
Lucius Malfoy was trying hard to get away from the ministry but was not having much luck. He had Apparated out of the ministry but one of the order had got hold of him and Apparated with him straight into muggle London. Now Lucius was forced to take on the order member and was terrified as to who it was. Moody glared at Lucius and Lucius knew he was a dead man but still he had to fight back, he could not get captured. He knew Voldemort was going to kill him, he could handle that, at least his family would survive but if he was captured, then his family would suffer. He attacked and the battle was on.
"You really think you are going to stop me from taking you in death eater?" Moody growled.
"You don't understand, Moody I don't want to hurt you but you have to let me go." Lucius said.
"Don't think so Malfoy, not this time." Moody said. "You are mine now."
"Try and take me then!" Lucius snarled.
"Stupid boy." Moody growled raising his wand.
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter22Twenty Two: The Hall of Prophecy:
Harry was scared and he hoped he was not too late. He knew Sirius was suffering and he had to get to him. He continued to grip his wand tightly and counted down the rows the sixteen teens were walking by. Ninety three, ninety four, ninety five, finally ninety six and he stared down it all the way to the end. His heart sank to his feet as he did not see Sirius and realized that this was probably a trap. He turned at Neville tugging his sleeve and looked to where he pointed and saw his name next to that of Voldemort and a dusty glass orb above it. He knew exactly what it was and reached up with a steady hand considering how he was feeling should have made him tremble in fear. He was surprised at how warm the orb felt in his hand and he knew Voldemort would spring the trap and soon. He was not disappointed.
"I will take that now." Came the voice of Lucius Malfoy and the teens turned to face an equal amount of death eaters.
"First what have you done with m
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter21Chapter Twenty One: The Dream and the Forest:
Harry was tired after all the tests and studying over the past weeks. He had just finished up his last OWL in history and was in the Gryffindor Common room reading by the fireplace. The twins were plotting more pranks on Umbridge and Ron was helping them. Hermione was brushing Crookshanks and Ginny was going over her notes from her own exams. Harry put the book down and felt sleepy and he rested his head against the chair. He fell asleep at once and at once he began to dream.
He found himself in a dark place with shelves all around him, on these shelves he saw dusty orbs and he walked forward to take a closer look. He heard a low moan and turned and walked to where he saw a figure huddled kneeling on the floor and saw to his horror it was his godfather. He was bound and looked roughed up but he was still defiant as he looked up at Voldemort who was walking around his bound victim. Harry did not want to watch, but he found he could not help
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter20Chapter Twenty: Prisoners:
It was a cold rainy day and very fitting for what had happened to Sirius Black. Remus and Padfoot were out and about shopping in Diagon Ally. Remus needed a few things as did Sirius and so with Sirius/Padfoot Remus could get what was needed. They had just finished at one shop and were headed to another when several black robed and hooded wizards Apparated into the alley. They were masked and it was clear they were death eaters. At once Sirius knew he could not stay in dog form and protect Remus. He knew it was Remus these death eaters were after and he had to protect Remus at all costs. He morphed into his human form and had his wand out at once. Many of the death eaters were shocked and a bit scared to see Sirius Black here as he was royally ticked off and was suppose to be dead.
"Hi remember me?" Sirius asked. "I spent twelve years in Azkaban for a crime I did not commit and as such I am just a tiny bit crazy, insane, and a bit upset."
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter19Chapter Nineteen: Healing for All:
Severus had left the hospital wing early Sunday morning having spent Friday night and all of Saturday there. Filch had found him and taken him into the hospital wing. Severus had woke in bed with Poppy working on him. To say she was not happy what Umbridge had done to him was an underestimate. She had healed him up as well as she could, even so under his robes his body was a mass of bruises. He had bandages on his right wrist, around his neck and one around his abdomen where he had been cursed badly. He was grateful for the high collared robes he wore as no-one could see the bandages there. He was forced to use a glamour charm on his face as he was bruised and swollen, his students did not need to see what had been done to him.
"Severus you should report this, she cannot get away with this." Poppy told him as ate what little breakfast he could.
"You know what I am, she will tell everyone what I am what I did." Severus replied. "I would end up in Azkab
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter18Chapter Eighteen: End of the DA:
School was getting harder for the upper classes, mostly the fifth and seventh years as they had homework piled on them and they found little time for anything else but studying. Still Harry managed to study, practice Quidditch and go to the defense class that had taken on the name of Dumbledore's Army. The students in the classes were learning fast and the one to improve the most was Neville. He had come to his element and was so good he was helping Cedric teach the classes now. He had a reason to be so good as he had heard of the escape of Bellatrix Lestrange and wanted to be the one to face her and make her pay for what she had done to his parents. It was at one of these classes, right when the hundred students here were learning to prefect their Patronus Charms Dobby came in looking scared and very worried.
"You must flee, you are betrayed!" He squeaked out terrified.
"What?" Cedric said stunned. "Who?"
"No time, she is coming this way!" Dobby said.
Of Lions and Wards2 Chapter17Chapter Seventeen: A Wonderful Christmas:
Severus Snape woke up early and stretched, flexing the now healed fingers of his left hand. Just last night Poppy had been able to fully heal his hand and it was great he could move it again. Slughorn who was a member of the order had helpfully taken over brewing potions he normally would have before his hand had been hurt so he could rest and relax. Sort of. Fred and George liked him, sometimes he wondered if they saw him as their professor or more like an older brother or something as they loved to tease and prank him. Nothing dangerous or too bad but Merlin was it funny to watch Molly go off on them when a prank went off on him. He dressed in jean, his dragon skin boots, a white shirt and black leather tunic.
He smiled remembering how Sirius had reacted when he saw Severus in near muggle attire. Seeing his onetime enemy in jeans was new for him and he teased him about it until Molly told him to stop it. Ron and Harry at first had stayed out