Chapter 1 Oh Bloody Hell

Harry sat in the Great Hall on September first waiting for his three best friends to get here. Harry was here before every one because about two weeks ago he had gotten a summons to come to school early, Dumbledore had some very good news. Over the summer they had caught Wormtail in a raid of the Nott Manner and Sirius was now a very free man. So Harry had been staying with him. Sirius was also going to be helping Madam Hooch with the flying classes and quidditch. There had been a three page article about Sirius in the Daley Profit, telling all about how he was innocent. Harry hoped that none of the kids were still scared of him. Harry was also really looking forward to Potions because over the summer he had read and reread and then read again the sixth years Potions book. He was very ready to rub in Snape's nose.

As soon as the kid started to pile in to the Great Hall Harry stood on the bench and looked around for Hermione, Ron and Ginny. Hermione had stayed at the Weasley's over the summer and had tutored Ginny. When Dumbledore found out how far ahead Ginny was with Hermione's help he decided (after some testing) to pass her into her sixth year. They had told Ginny all about Sirius last year when they had to rescue him from Malfoy manner. They had been very surprised when Draco showed up right before the Death Eaters and showed them a way out. He saved all there lives that night. He was still a Slytherin but he was much better now then he use to be. And they hadn't told anyone who it was that saved them. Just incase hell froze over and Draco wanted to do the spying thing.

Harry spotted them walk in and sat down as he waved them over. Ron had grown a lot over the summer. And Hermione had grown out of that frizzy hair. Ginny on the other hand was still 5'3 although she did look a little older. She was always going to be short.

"Hey guys, how was your summer?" Harry asked as they all sat down to dinner.

"Very productive" Ginny said. When she sat down and got a good look at Harry she said "Your hairs all strait are you straitening it?"

"No, it did it over the summer, it must be from my Mums side." Harry said as he ran his hand threw his now manageable hair. "I like it, not so hard to work with. But it's growing so fast I may have to start wearing a ribbon in it." Harry said with a smile.

"I like it" Hermione said with a mischievous smile "Although you kind of look like Snape with your hair like that" She said as she started to laugh.

"Bloody hell Hermione what a scary thought" Ron said as the rest of the group broke out in giggles. Being that Harry had spent almost the whole summer here had gotten to know a few of the teachers, including Snape. And to Harry's great surprise when there weren't so many people around he wasn't such a git.

Dumbledore stood up and smiled at the group of students "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts" He started "There are a few notices that I must make before we can eat. There is a list of things in Mr. Filch's office that he will not hesitate to confiscate, also for all you first years the Forbidden forest is as it's called. We are also very happy to see Professor Lupin back for a second year in a row, the curse must be broken" All the students laughed and clapped for Lupin. "And last of all we have a new teacher here this year, Mr. Black do stand up and introduce yourself" Dumbledore said as he sat back down. Sirius stood up and looked over the throng of students, some of them were looking at him in wonder and a few still had a little bit of fear in there eyes. 'Well I'll just have to change that' Sirius thought.

"It gives me great pleaser to finally be back in this school." Sirius started. "I hope we have a lot of fun learning to fly. And if you have any questions do feel free to ask" Sirius said as he sat back down. There was light clapping coming from the Gryffindor's but gradually almost all the students were clapping for there new teacher.

Then Dumbledore stood back up and said "Tuck in" and then you could hear the first years gasp as the food appeared on there plats.

"What do we have first tomorrow" Ron asked Hermione as he piled food on his plate.

"Well Potions with Slytherins of course" Hermione said with a smile "At lest it's not that bad anymore" Harry said as he ate his mashed potatoes. "What with Draco being almost pleasant now.

"Yeah, I don't think it will be to bad this year" Ron said "In fact I think were going to have a nice norm..." But he didn't get to finish because Hermione smacked him on the shoulder.

"Ow, what did you do that for?" Ron asked rubbing his shoulder

"Are you trying to jinx us" Hermione asked looking at Ron "We get into enough trouble with out you tempting fate."

"Sorry, but you could just shush me next time" Ron said looking at his shoulder.

"Well what would be the fun in that?" Ginny asked as she smiled at Harry. This is going to be a good year Harry thought. Voldemort be damned.

"Harry do you have to wear your hair like that?" Ron asked as they walked down the stairs to the common room.

"What, I like it" Harry said fingering the ponytail.

"I know but Hermione's right you do look an awful lot like Snape like that" Ron said wrinkling his nose.

"Snape's not so bad" Harry said as Hermione and Ginny joined their group.

"What!" Ron said turning to Harry. "What do you mean not so bad?"

"Well over the summer there were no Slytherins here and he wasn't half bad" Harry said as they headed out the door. "I think a lot of it is just an act, for those junior Death Eaters."

"Oh good god" Ron said stopping and holding Harry by the shoulders. "He's poisoned you, hasn't he?"

"Ron don't be such a weirdo" Harry said shaking his shoulders lose. "I'm not saying I like the guy"

"Well thank god for that" Ron said smiling as they walked.

"Was it nice here over the summer?" Hermione asked as she went all day dreamy. "The whole library all to your self"

"Hermione I've only been in there once this summer" He said smiling at her crest fallen look. "And that was only to borrow 'Quidditch through the ages.' Sorry"

"I just don't understand you" Hermione said as she sat down at the table.

"Well the feeling's mutual" Ron said smiling.

They all headed down to Potions class and by the looks of it they were going to be late unless they ran and Snape was late, which there wasn't much hope for. So they ran and by some miracle of god when they got there Snape was not behind his desk with a death glare on like normal. They walked to the back of the room and sat down and waited.

"This is very unlike Snape" Hermione said "I hope he's not hurt or something"

"What do you care?" Ron asked opening and closing and opening his book. "If he doesn't show we get to go"

"Oh!" Hermione said slamming his book and taking it away from him.

The door flew open and Snape stormed in not looking very happy at all. (Not that he usually looked happy but today he looked like some one had...well done something really bad) He walked over to the board and took out his wand. He waved it and the potion they were going to work on appeared on the board.

"Today we will be making an ancestral Potion. Does anyone know what this potion does?" He looked around the room and his eyes fell on Harry. He stared at him for a second and said "Mr. Potter"

"You brew it and drop a bit onto a piece of parchment and it shows your family five to six generations back" Harry said with a big smile "Oh, and it shows your Mums side of the family on one side of the parchment and your Dads on the other side" Happy to have not forgotten that bit from the summer homework.

"Very good Mr. Potter, it's nice to see you didn't waste your whole summer, five points to Gryffindor" Snape said as Harry sat down with a stunned look on his face. Snape had never given him points before, 'boy I hope he's not dying' Harry thought.

"The directions are on the board and you all being sixth years I'm sure I don't have to walk you through it. Break up into groups of four and get to work." Snape said. He walked over to his desk sat down and started to do what ever he did over there while they were working.

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny all got together and started brewing there potion. And about half an hour later they had a perfect potion. It looked just like it said it should. Ginny went first; she took out a piece of parchment and an eye dropper. She dropped a bit onto the paper and watched as the potion spread onto the paper like veins on your arm, the veins turned into words and then you could clearly see her Mums side of the family tree. On the other side was her Dads side of the family. She looked it over and not seeing anyone she didn't know about told Ron to do his to, even it if they were going to be the same. Ron did his and then told Hermione it was her turn.

Hermione took the eye dropper and paper and dropped a bit on her paper. On her Mums side was nothing surprising. Hermione knew all about her Mums side of the family. It was her Dads side that she next to nothing about. She had always wondered why her Dad had taken her mothers name when they got married instead other the other way around. And when she flipped the paper over and read her dads surname she knew why.

When she looked up at Harry she looked like she was about to be sick. Harry got up and walked to the other side of the table. "You ok Hermione?" He asked as he sat down.

"Oh bloody hell" She said as she picked up the paper and handed it to Harry. He looked at it and said "Is there something wrong with your Mums side?" She looked up at him and turned the paper over. Harry looked down and said "Oh bloody hell Hermione" Her dads full name was Mors Lee Malfoy.

"What is it?" Ron and Ginny asked at the same time. Harry handed them the paper and said to Hermione "It will be ok, maybe it's just a coincidence"

"Oh yeah" Hermione said as tears filled her eyes "sure my Dad never talks about his family and he took my Mums last name but I'm sure it's all just a big coincidence" Hermione said as she tried to keep her voice down.

"Oh wow Hermione that really sucks" Ron said as he put the paper down. "What do you think it means?"

"I think it means that I'm a bloody Malfoy" She said a little too loudly. In the span of seconds all eyes were on her. Snape got up and walked over to there table. "What is the problem over here?" he asked as he picked up the paper. He looked at it and then at Hermione and said "So you're Mors daughter" At this point Draco had gotten up and walked up to there table.

"What are you going on about Granger?" Draco asked looking down at her with disgust. "You can't be a Malfoy, being a mud..." But he trailed off after the look from Snape.

"Well it seems that you and I are cousins" Hermione said with sly smile. She turned back to Harry and said "I always wondered why he never talked about them."

"Oh wow, my Dad told me about your Dad. He was the first Malfoy to ever get into Gryffindor. He's my Dads Brother." Draco said with a smirk. "I can't believe this"

"Go sit back down" Snape said turning to Draco

Snape turned to the class and sneered and they all turned back around and started on there potions. He then turned and walked back to his desk.

"Its ok Hermione, when we get back to the common room you can owl your Dad and get the whole story from him." Harry said as he put a comforting arm around her.

"Thanks Harry" She then remembered something "It's your turn"

"Well nothing can top that" Ron said. He handed Harry a piece of parchment and the eye dropper.

Harry dropped the potion on his paper and watched as his Mums family appeared before him. "Well looks like they were all muggles" Harry said as he looked over his Mums family history. His Grandmas name had been Daisy. So it must be a family thing to name the girls after flowers. 'I'll have to remember that' Harry thought. He then flipped the paper over and read the first name that caught his eye. He looked at it for a few seconds then looked up at Ron.

"I do believe those are what people call famous last words" he said as he handed the paper to Ron. Ron took the paper and looked it over finally landing on Harry's fathers name.

"This can't be right" Ron said a little panic in his voice. He handed the paper to Hermione. "It can't be? Right?" He asked looking at Hermione.

"It has to be" Hermione said looking to the head of the class. "Harry you're a Snape" She said this last bit a little quitter so as not to draw unwanted attention. It seemed hearing it out loud was too much for Harry because he toppled over out of his chair.

"Oh shit!" He said a little too loudly. He could hear as Snape pushed back his chair and walked over to them.

"What is it this time?" he asked snatching the paper from Hermione's hands. He looked over and if possible went even whiter. He turned to the rest of the class and just stood there for a second. Then finally he seemed to find his voice.

"Class dismissed!" He said looking around at then all. But they just sat there wondering what could have him so flustered. "I said dismissed! Get out!" The class seemed to have gotten the message this time. There was a flurry of bags and paper in the rush to get out the door. When the room was finally empty Snape turned back to Harry.

"I'll be right back" He said mumbling a little to him self as he walked over to the fire place.

"What is he doing?" Ron asked watching him.

"Don't know" Hermione said looking down at Harry, who was still sitting on the ground. "Probably calling Dumbledore."

"You ok mate?" Ron asked smiling down at Harry.

"Yeah" Harry said and was surprised to find he meant it. He really was ok with this. 'Wow' Harry thought 'I have a father, I have a father who walks and talks and is very mush alive' he thought 'Yeah' Said another little voice 'and its Snape. The mean greasy Slytherin loving git' Harry looked over at Snape and Dumbledore who had just stepped out of the fire place and back over to his friends. 'Well this is going to be interesting'