A/N: I'mmmmmmmm sooooooooo sooorrrryyyy!!!! Please forgive me. You've all been so good to me by continuing to review and the constant support. I've made some changes that you should be aware of. First of all I'm not doing the one fate per a chapter thing, I really need to get moving on. We are going to pick up at the end of the 11th day (don't worry it is mentioned what the previous fates were). I would like to warn you that a character that you all know and love changes sides!!!!!! Which means a good character turns evil, or have they bee evil all along? And my second announcement is that in next chapter (not this one) you will find out who raped Hermione. I do believe this is all my announcements, and I would just like to repeat to you that I'm so grateful for all of your constant support, it means so much to me.

Thank you for all the encouraging reviews and support. I hope you like this chapter.

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The blonde Slytherin was sitting by the lake when his father finally found him, of course Draco hadn't realized that yet and continued to stare into space. Draco had been internally struggling with his emotions. He hadn't seen Hermione since lunch and he was grateful that she understood that he needed sometime to himself.

"A knut for your thought?" asked Sirius, making Draco jump at realizing he was no longer alone.

"Don't scare me like that!"

"Sorry, so what's bothering you?"

"What makes you think that something is bothering me?"

"Well it could be that scowl on your face or it could be the fact that you're alone or that your brow is creased in thought or it could be-"

"Okay I get it!"

"So are you going to tell me what's the matter?"

"It's just pissing me off that it's been 11 days and we have no clue what the hells gonna happen next. So far we've had bleeding walls, ghost problems, creepy paintings, the statues came alive and were attacking people, a no magic day, a blizzard day and we're still trying to deal with today 'heat wave' day. How much more of this can anybody take? Nobody over at the ministry is helping, I guess they still don't understand what it's like to get up in the morning and not know whether or not they will be able to use magic or if the castle gets so cold you feel like your body's going to freeze solid. It's driving me crazy not knowing to expect. The younger grades are terrified; the 6th and 7th years are doing there best. Hermione and me are going crazy. She's had to deal with so much this year and now this on top of it. She's so strong; I don't know how she sits in the great hall every morning knowing that her rapist could be only a few seats a way. . . . I'm sorry for talking your ear off, I guess I just needed to blow some steam off."

"It's fine, me and the rest of the staff are quit impressed with how you and Hermione are taking care of the younger students, and do you realize how helpful your being? By you two taking care of the younger student it gives us more time to research and prepare for what's to come. You've all should be having a carefree childhoods, but unfortunately this is all coming down on you. You've all seen to many things that are not intended for you and yet you surprise us by taking it in and doing something positive about it. All the houses are banding to together and that's not been done for hundreds of years. These are dark time Draco and we need to stand together. United we stand, divided we fall."

"When did you become a philosopher?

"Yesterday, my fortune cookie gave me that piece of good advice."

"What's a fortune cookie? And how do I get one?"

"Never mind. It's a muggle treat for after dinner. But like I said these are dark times and we need to be able to count on each other. If anything like the 13 fates had happened in my time . . . well let's just not talk about that."

Seeing the darkened look in his father's eyes Draco smartly said, "How about we had back inside, I'd better look for Hermione she wanted to start a tutor session with some of the 5th years so that they could get ready for their OWLS."

"Good idea, I'll see you tomorrow at breakfast. And we will deal with tomorrow tomorrow."

Saying this the two men got up and walked to the castle taking one look up at the castle to remind them of what they are fighting for, before they divided and went their separate ways.

----- A/N: Sorry for the short chapter, I really just wanted to show that I was still alive and that I am still writing. A new chapter should be here in a couple of days. So sorry for the hold up please forgive me.

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