DISCLAIMER: Don't own Harry Potter or twenty questions. I don't own anything that was mentioned in this story so no suing.
Harry Potter and the Unexpected Answers
Chapter 4: Draco and Ginny together!?
Lee looked up at the girl above him who was grinning delightedly, the Snitch clutched tightly in her hand. "Huff..le...puff... got... snitch....but... gryff...win..." With that Lee Jordan's eye rolled to the back of his head and he fainted dead away.
The girl ignored him, staring at her hand in shock. Both teams were going wild in the stands below. Each celebrating their own little triumph in the match.
The Weasley twins were screaming and hugging their brother like he was gold. As, Draco was kind enough to point out, they probably thought he was.
Madam Hooch flew up and took the Snitch from the Hufflepuff Seeker. The Seeker grinned and flew to her own team which was gathered around fire crackers bursting from their wands. As soon as she hoped off her broom a few of the Hufflpuffs on the outside of the group turned and gave her dirty looks.
She backed up and lowered her head slightly. She then lifted her head glared haughtily at them and marched towards the locker rooms.
Harry looked after her and started to quickly run to catch up with her. `Why did the Hufflepuffs treat her like that? Is it for the same reason McGonagall doesn't like her?'
"Hey! Wait!" yelled Harry moving faster as she reached the Hufflepuff locker rooms.
The girl turned looking at him in surprise. "Seadh?" she then seemed to notice who he was and started looked around for a quick escape.
`She looks like I'm going to hurt her. Why is she so nervous?' (AN: NO! It is not because she likes him! *sorry I'm making sure this isn't a Mary Sue*)
"Wait!" he said holding up a hand to stop her.
`If she doesn't speak English then why am I even trying to talk to her? Right! Duh Harry! The necklace! Right, now I'm talking to myself.'
Shaking his head he held out the necklace she had dropped. She looked at him cautiously and then looked down at the necklace reaching out and taking it softly from his hands.
"Thank you. I missed this very much." she smiled staring at the necklace.
`Well that rules out why I can't talk to her and why nobody else will. She doesn't even have an accent. She is most definitely from England.' Harry thought to himself, surprised beyond belief.
"Your welcome." And then, feeling the need to say something now that he finally had the chance, he blurted out the first thing to come to him. "Nice moves up there."
`It is true.' Harry grinned slightly. `It smarted when I didn't catch the Snitch but she is a great Seeker.'
"Thank you. Our new captain is really wonderful. But you would have gotten the Snitch had you not been distracted. It was less then a foot from you. I tried charging you but you know the school brooms. Shooting Stars just aren't what they once were. I was lucky to get the snitch at all."
Harry looked at her in surprise as she gave him a small smile and her stone mask set back in place. She nodded at him turned around and marched into the locker room the necklace clutched tightly in her hand.
"Harry!" yelled Ron as he ran over to him. "She beat you Harry! I've never seen anyone do the moves she did! Did you see Lee's face when you started after him! He looked as if he had just eaten a toad!"
Harry laughed with Ron over Lee's face. He had indeed looked like he had eaten a toad.
"Harry! Ron! Come on! WE WON! Party in the Common Room!" yelled Fred and George above the noise. They took off running for the castle no doubt going to the Kitchens to nitch some food.
"Come on Ron! I got some of those Animal Cookies enchanted to look like oatmeal raisin! I'm going to try and trick Fred and George into eating some!" Harry laughed along with Ron. They had been given complementary boxes along with Hermione and Ginny.
Laughing they grabbed Hermione and started to drag her to the Common Room. "Ron you were great! You to Harry! I couldn't believe that girl though! The way she cut you off! You could have been killed! She was reckless! I can't believe she had the nerve to do that to you!" Hermione said hotly.
Harry noticed the aforementioned girl pass, her head down. `She heard Herm.' he knew by the look on her face. She pushed past them and ran as fast as she could away from them disappearing around a corner.
Hermione looked after her, shocked, her eyes filled with regret. "I didn't mean to upset her." she said quietly.
Ron smiled at her reassuringly. "That's alright Herm. I'm sure she's fine. Now come on! We have a prank that's calling Fred and George's name!"
Harry wasn't so sure she was fine but didn't say anything as Ron started to plan the best way to execute the prank. Hermione was trailing behind them telling them that it was a bad ideal and correcting Ron from time to time.
Harry and Ron positioned themselves in front of a table and started to eat an un-animal cookie chatting as they munched. The twins came up to them after a bit and joined in talking about the game and the new tactics they were going to use against Slytherin. A few minutes into the talk Harry made a tactful comment about the cookies. Almost immediately Fred grabbed one and took a bite chewing thoughtfully.
"This is really good George try one!" he said pushing the plate over to his brother who took one and started chewing.
Five seconds later everyone started laughing. Fred had been changed into a monkey and was now in the process of laughing his head off his long hairy arms banging the floor. George the Laughing Hyena was on his back rocking back in forth the weird laugh issuing from his throat.
The twins slowly changed back and grabbed Harry and Ron around the necks messing up there hair good naturedly. "Brilliant!" Fred said as he let Ron go. "Bloody Brilliant!" /just for you Ms. Prongs./
They were up late that night , at least until McGonagall cam up yelling at them.
Draco glared at the Weasley's as they laughed loudly with there fellow Gryffindor's. `Just my luck they decided to put animal cookies on the table and I got the ferret one! And not only that, but the twins had to add coloring to them making me a pink ferret! I'll get them Potty, Mud-blood and those Weasels.'
The Gryffindor's watched in amusement as he walked out of the Great Hall glaring at them. `Those Weasels are about the stupidest bunch I have ever met.' his eyes landed on little Ginny Weasley who was smiling at him. `Well some of them...'
Ron starred at Harry as he sat next to him pushing his food around his plate. `I'm really getting worried about him. He seems to be drawling into himself, never talking to anyone and tuning out almost everyone.'
Right now he was chatting happily with the twins congratulating them on there newest prank. `That was genius. I even caught Snape spitting out his drink when he saw Malfoy!'
Ron continued to watch his friend from the corner of his eye. `I know he's been taking a sleeping potion. I've seen him without it! He placed a silencing charm over his bed and in the middle of the night when I woke up I saw him tossing and turning screaming out loud in an unknown horror.'
It had shaken him to the core to see his friend like that. Enough to go to Dumbledore. Dumbledore had known he took the potion to though. He seemed to understand more about it for when Ron had questioned him he had replied.
"Harry has seen things that no man ought to see, things no man ought to participate in, things that would change anyone no matter how strong. The potion won't harm him. What will harm him is if he gives up. You must make sure you give him hope. For hope is all any of us have."
Hermione stared at her plate thinking about Harry. He had changed over the summer. Something was different from the boy she once knew.
`I was surprised when I learned he had read Hogwarts, a History. Especially when he started to discuss the mistakes in the book and how it was slightly based towards Ravenclaw. I have thought that for years.
`I'm getting so worried about him though. Sometimes he looks so exhausted even though Ron swears up and down he gets a full nights sleep. He never seems to quit anymore either. Always working, pushing himself just a little bit further.
`I sometimes wish he would just quit for a little bit. Even I have to relax sometimes. One of these days he's going to wear himself out and he's going to collapse!'
She smiled softly at his profile and gingerly slipped her hand into his. He looked up at her in surprise. Tilting his head slightly he smiled. Giving her hand a quick squeeze he turned back to the conversation his hand never leaving hers.
Harry backed out of the empty classroom he had been going into to use as a shortcut. `If Ron knew. Oh would the both die. In fact I'm not to sure I don't want to kill them myself. Then again the thought of kissing Hermione like that isn't such a bad one...
`Really though. Draco and Ginny? Who would have guessed the would get together?'
(AN: *watches as Ms. Prongs raises her hand* Sol! You don't count! You know I'm a Draco/Ginny shipper)
Harry shook his head. `I'll leave them alone. Anyway what Ron doesn't know won't hurt him, Draco either for that matter. Besides it's always nice to have a little black mail on a fellow student.
"No, no. I just wish-" Harry heard and then a pause, "Someone's coming!"
He rounded the corner just in time to see a shadow flicker on the wall before disappearing. He looked at the girl who just stood up noticing it was the same girl.
He hadn't seen her at all except in Herbology. Even then he had to ask one of the other Hufflepuff where she was. He had been pointed, very stiffly, towards the back of the room. He had been about to go speak to her when Professor Sprout moved past him telling him to get back to work of she would have to dock points.
Now here she was standing in front of him and he didn't even know her name. "Hello." he said looking at her curiously.
"Hello Harry." she said softly before taking a step back.
"Wait! What's your name?" he asked grabbing her hand. He heard her take a deep breath the moment his hands touched hers. Narrowing his eyes he pulled her into the light turning her hand carefully upwards.
Her skin from her elbow to her wrist was a dark angry red with a deep burn. He looked at the arm in horror.
"Who did this?" he demanded looking carefully at her arm. She lowered her head saying nothing. "Slytherins?" he pressed.
She looked up and said in a flat expressionless voice "You could say that."
He looked at her curiously. It didn't look like a new burn but not old exactly maybe a day at the most. Grabbing her other hand he started to tug her towards the hospital wing.
"I don't want to-"
"Come on! Madam Pomfrey isn't awake. We can get something for that burn and no one will ever know." he tugged on her hand keeping a firm grasp on her arm.
He looked in the hospital wing and walked into the room going straight for the cabinets. He opened them reading the bottles off to himself before finally grabbing one out and grabbing the gauze. He opened the bottle pouring some into a smaller one and placing it back into the cabinet.
Tugging on her arm he led her out of the room; heading into an empty classroom far away from the hospital wing. He placed a spell around the room allowing no one to enter.
"Come here let me put this on your arms." she nodded and walked up to him holding out an arm.
"The may sting, alright?" she nodded and he began to dab it on. She let out a hiss of pain before relaxing as the potion began to work.
"Better?" she nodded smiling brightly at him. "Do you have any more burns?" asked Harry kindly.
She shook her head no but Harry had seen the slight twinge in her look.
"Your lying. If I have to I can get a teacher here very quickly. I'm sure they can take care of your burns much better then I can." he opened his mouth to yell but she quickly shook her head.
Lowering her eyes she slowly sat down in a chair and pulled her robes up to just above her knees. Harry's eyes widened at the sight. Her leg from knee down was a brilliant red and the skin looked terrible.
He began to dab the potion on slowly. She whimpered as soon as his hand touched her leg and when he finally finished she let out a deep breath, dropping her robes. "Thank you."
"Your welcome. The potion will cause the burn to be very tender. If you hit it even slightly it will bruise." Harry smiled and placed the empty bottle back in his pocket and made the extra gauze disappear. "Do be careful now wont you? Now do you mind if I ask you your name again?"
"Lizzy Le... Zigger. My name is Lizzy Zigger."
He gave her a hard look. `She almost said something else. Now why... WAIT! Zigger? Isn't that...'
"Any relation to Vanessa Zigger?"
She looked at him with wide frightened eyes, she shook her head slowly. She then turned and rushed out of the room gone before he could even blink.
`Well looks like that's the end of Twenty Questions for tonight. And the answers just left me with more questions.'
AN: Hope you guys enjoyed it! I'm stuck on chapter 7 though. Any and all reviews are more welcome then any of you know. Thanks for listening and a special thanks goes out to Jcorringtn who recognized my weird attempt at humor in the last chapter.
And as always thanks goes to Ms. Prongs. And what plan is this you're thinking of? How come I always get scared when you say the word plan? *grins* Also Ms. Prongs the end to this chapter might be a little different. I cut the real ending out because it had no base on what I'm planning on doing. Maybe it will be in a different fic. We will have to wait and see.
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