Chapter 9 ~ Here We Go Again

"Harry wait!" Ron called after Harry as he headed up the hill towards the castle. Harry turned and stood there till Ron was right next to him then he started walking again.

"What are you going to do?" Ron asked

"I told you I'm going after them" Harry said still walking to fast.

"You can't do this alone" Ron said putting his hand on Harry's shoulder to slow him "It's a trap you know that right?"

"Of course it's a trap" Harry said 'did Ron really think him that thick headed?' "But I have to try"

"Right but not alone" Ron said again

"Of course not" Harry said they were now inside the castle and Harry was headed to the dungeons.

"Were are we going" Ron asked looking around

"To my Dad's" Harry said turning a corner Ron hadn't even seen. Harry then walked a few steps forwarded and walked through a wall. Ron just stood there staring at the wall for a second then a hand reached out and pulled him through.

"Just going to stand there and wait?" Harry asked as he started to walk down a part of the castle Ron had never been in. Ron looked over at Harry and from the look on his face he could just see what Harry was thinking.

"This isn't your fault you know" Ron said as Harry just kept walking

"Course it is" Harry said turning a corner "I knew that note was bad news, I should have followed my instincts" Harry stopped and turned to Ron.

"That's silly" Ron said "You didn't listen to your instincts because Draco and I talked you out of it, if this is anyone's fault it's ours"

"Fine then it's all our fault" Harry said walking again. They walked in silence for the rest of the way. When they got to the door Harry stopped and said the password 'family' the picture of Merlin opened out and they walked in to find Severus, Sirius and Lupin were sitting there talking.

"Oh good you're all here, this will save some time." Harry said "I have something to tell you" Harry said "When I'm done telling you there will be no arguing or bickering is that clear?" Harry said with in his wand in his hand.

"Harry what's this all about?" Severus said getting up. Harry looked up at him.

"Better answer the question Professor" Ron said from the door way "He won't tell you till you do"

"Ok, yes fine, no bickering" Severus said he turned his head to Sirius and Lupin. They nodded their heads and Harry let out a breath he didn't know he was holding.

"Ok well the thing is" Harry took a deep breath and said "Lucius has kidnapped Draco, Hermione and Ginny"

"That's not funny" Lupin said getting up as well

"Do I look like I'm laughing?" Harry said sneering at him like his father. "Now we are all going to go get them" Harry was saying but Sirius stepped in.

"No your not" He said pulling out his wand "We will go get them" He said indicating himself, Severus and Lupin "you get into enough trouble as it is"

"Well now Sirius I hardly think they're children anymore" Lupin said looking over at Harry. Lupin pulled out his wand as well.

"Well I have to agree with Sirius here" Severus said. He took a step towards Harry with his wand out.

Harry feeling they were going no where fast pulled out his wand. "Expelliarmus!" Harry called as all three of their wands came flying to him. They all stood there for a second not believing Harry had just done that.

"This is not a debate!" Harry said holding onto their wands. They all just stood there dumbfounded "Me and Ron go with you or I'll stupefy all three of you and we'll go alone" They all looked at each other and nodded to Harry.

"Ok then, what's the plan?" Lupin said as Harry sighed and sat down. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"So where do you think we are?" Hermione asked looking up at Draco, who was pacing around the small room.

"I know exactly where we are," Draco said as he stood up and looked around. "This is our dungeon" He looked over at Hermione and Ginny "Witch means we are under Malfoy Manor"

"Well that's great" Ginny said "But it's not going to do us any good to know where we are" She looked over at Hermione "If Harry and Ron don't"

"We'll just have to hope they figure it out" Draco said sitting down with a sigh.

"Maybe not" Hermione said smiling at her friends. "I think I have an idea"

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"So we have no idea where they are?" Harry said looking around at the people sitting at the table. Severus just shook his head while Sirius paced back and forth.

"Damn it!" Lupin said slamming his fist down on the table causing Harry and Ron to jump. "Sorry" he said looking up at them "No luck" He was trying to locate Draco, Hermione and Ginny and was apparently having no luck.

"We should fine a way to eliminate places they could be" Harry said standing up and looking at the little map they had on the wall.

"How?" Severus said in a desperate voice

"I don't know" Harry said kicking the wall

"There must be something" Ron said looking around the room at them and then back at the table. "I hate this"

"Me too" Harry said looking over the map again "There must be something!"

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"Hermione is this really going to work?" Ginny said looking out the window in the door. "What if they catch us?"

"Well they can't do any worse then kill us" She said with her back to them.

"I wouldn't be so sure of that" Draco said walking back and forth behind Hermione.

"Oh! Someone's coming!" Ginny said turning away from the door and running over to Hermione.

"That's ok I'm done" Hermione said as a small popping noise was heard and the door burst open and Malfoy strode through.

"What are you doing?" he said looking Hermione up and down.

"Nothing" Hermione said looking him in the eyes. She too was a good liar and that surprised Draco.

"Well I thought you might be hungry" He said gesturing to someone behind him. They walked in with a tray of bread and water. They all just looked at him like he was nuts (Which he is of course) and didn't move.

"I haven't poisoned it" He said smirking "I wouldn't want you to miss what I'm going to do to your little friend when he gets here" He turned and walked out as the door slammed behind him.

"Are you going to eat it?" Ginny asked looking down at the food.

"I don't know" Hermione said looking over at Draco.

"Aw, we're dead anyway" He said grabbing a roll and taking a big bite.

"You're just so positive, I don't know what to do with you" Hermione said sarcastically sitting down next to him and grabbing a roll.

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"So now what?" Harry said slumping in his sit.

"I don't know" Sirius said sitting down next to him.

"Shit!" Harry said and jumped as something rubbed against his leg. He looked down and pulled Bolt up into his lap.

"Were did he come from?" Ron asked looking over at him.

"He was probably lonely" Harry said. He put the cat down "Go play" he said pointing out the door. But the cat just sat there looking at him.

"Look Bolt I don't have time for..." But he trailed off as he saw the little sheet of paper tied to his paw. He reached down and took it off.

"What is it Harry?" Ron said looking over at him. Harry unrolled the paper and a wide grin broke out over his face.

"Yes!" He said jumping up and running over to the wall and circling a spot on the map. "Let's fly" He said looking at the map and smirking "He has something that belongs to me"

Ron looked between Harry and the map with a confused look on his face. "There's nothing there though" He said pointing to the spot that Harry circled.

"Yes there is" Harry said looking to Severus "Right Dad?"

"There certainly is" He said smiling "Let's go get your friends."

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"Do you think it worked?" Draco said three hours, or at lest what seamed like three hour, later.

"I hope so" Hermione said looking at the door.

"Guys I just had a thought" Ginny said looking at them "What if we just played right into his hands?"

"What do you mean?" Draco asked.

"Well we just told Harry where to find us" She said looking at Hermione "And if he comes alone..." She trailed off and looked down at the ground.

"Shit!" Hermione said as tears ran down her cheeks.

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Hermione was woken by a warm hand. She looked up and saw Draco looking down at her.

"Hermione wake up someone's coming" She sat up and looked around.

"Harry?" She said looking over at Ginny.

"I don't think so" Draco said a second before the door burst open and Malfoy walked in.

"Aw how sweet" he said sneering at them "Your little boyfriend is on his way" He stopped and an evil grin broke out over his face "Your little note must have gotten to him"

"You son of a bitch!" Ginny spat out at him as she got and ran at him. Draco grabbed her around the waist before she got to him.

"Ginny let it go" Draco said into her ear.

"Yes well, what are you going to do?" He smirked and waved some men into the room. They grabbed the three of them and led them out into a wide open room. Hermione looked around and saw that there were Foils and Sabers lining the wall. There were white vests and heavy jackets hung on the wall next to the wire-mesh masks.

"This is the fencing room" Draco said looking up and seeing that his father (or Mother) kept his award from when he was 13 and won at The Premier Junior Foil Series.

"Thanks" Hermione said in a very sarcastic voice "Cause I wouldn't have gotten that if you didn't tell me"

"Sorry" He said putting his hands up in front of him in a sign of surrender. Hermione just looked down at the ground and sighed walking over to where the two large men had led them.

"Sit" One of them said, and Hermione got the feeling this wasn't the kind of guy you argue with, so she sat.

"What now?" Draco said as his 'father' walked into the room.

"Now we wait for your little friend" Malfoy said smiling a sickly sweet at them. "And then I'm going to kill him"

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"Ok" Harry said looking down at the paper in his hands. They were about a mile away from Malfoy manor deciding on how to get in. "There are three ways into the manor"

"Harry, mate" Ron said looking over his copy of the note "What if this is a trap?"

"How would Malfoy have gotten a hold of Bolt?" Harry said looking around at the blank faces he continued. "So I think we should go in groups"

"Ok" Severus said looking over at Harry "That sounds good. You can go with me Ron, Sirius and Lupin can go togeth..." But he got cut off.

"No" Harry said looking up from the paper "I have a better idea"

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"So isn't this fun?" Draco said looking around the room and wondering if he could get to one of his foils and get the button off the end. He looked around at the four men standing guard and decided, no, he wouldn't be able to. 'Damn' He thought.

"Bored son?" Malfoy said walking over to the wall. He took one of the foils off the wall and threw it and Draco, who caught it in one fluid motion.

Draco smirked up at his father and pulled the button off the end. He looked up at his father and back at the foil.

"I was always better then you" He said looking back to his father.

"Oh but you're out of practice" Lucius said smiling at him. He walked over and took a saber off the wall. "Duel?"

"Oh hell yeah" Draco said as the magical restraints fell away from him.

"Draco..." Ginny said looking from him to his father.

"I'll be fine" he said smirking a little of the old Draco shining through "I know what I'm doing"

"Well then don't leave us waiting" Lucius said glaring at his son.

Draco put his right foot forward and his left hand up in the air as his father took his stance. Draco smiled and pulled his foil from the sheath and swung viciously at his father, the foil whistling as it flew through the air. It clanged off his father's blade and he pivoted and turned bring the foil up to met his fathers again.

They went on like this for another ten minute till Ginny could see that Draco was tiring.

"Ready to admit defeat?" Lucius said smirking at his son.

"Not really" Draco said bring down the foil. His father blocked it and they were at it again.

"Ginny look" Hermione said in a whisper pointing over to one of the many doors lining the walls. It opened a creek and then stayed that way for a second then opened a little more till there was room for someone to walk through. But of course no one did.

"Harry?" Ginny asked in a whisper.

"It must be" Hermione said hoping that he wasn't alone. "Do you think he brought Ron?"

"Of course he did" Ginny said looking over at Draco and Lucius then back to where the boys should be. "They must be alone"

"Why?" Hermione said looking over at Ginny with worry etched into her face.

"Only two of them can fit under that thing anymore" She said shaking her head "This just went from bad to worse"

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"What are they doing?" Ron said as they slipped passed the door and walked slowly closer to the girls.

"There fencing" Harry said watching Draco swing at his father.

"Well I can see that" Ron said in a whisper "Why are they fencing?"

"Got me" Harry said he was about five feet from the girls when he stopped.

"What?" Ron said looking over at Harry.

"Look" Harry said pointing to the girls, there seemed to be an almost invisible barrier around them.

"Ok" Ron said looking back over at Draco "Now what?"

"Now we wait for Father and Sirius" Harry said looking over at the girls and at the two guards. Harry wondered how many men Lucius had hidden through the room, and hoped that he, Ron and the others would be enough to beat them.

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Draco swiveled and brought his foil up to meet his fathers. They turned and Draco jumped back a second before his father lunged with the foil. Draco took this moment to slash his father across the left cheek.

Lucius put his hand up to his cheek and brought it back down at smirked at the blood on his hand.

"That would be my point" Draco said smirking at his father.

"No, you know the rules, nothing above the neck" His father said wiping the blood on his pants.

"Gee I didn't know we were playing by the rules" Draco said swinging the foil around meeting his fathers with a clang.

"Of course" Lucius said smirking at his son "In that case" Lucius took a lung forward missing as his son blocked his foil but plunging the dagger he had hidden in his other sleeve right into Draco's stomach. Draco stood there for a second shock written all over his face before he reached down and put his hand over the blood. He looked from his father to the wound and back before he crumbled to the ground like rage doll.

"Draco!" Three different voices called out as Harry flung the cloak off. While Ginny and Hermione got up and tried to run over to him. They were of course stopped from the barrier.

"Aw Mr. Potter" Lucius said smiling nastily at him. "So happy to see you could make it"

Harry took a step forward pulling his wand out as Lucius pulled out his wand. He smiled an evil little smile.

"No, no, no" he said shaking his head at him. "You stay where you are"

"Draco?" Harry said as Ron walked up beside him.

"Yeah" Draco said in a scratchy voice.

"Draco?" Ginny called from behind the barrier.

"I'm alright Gin" He said chocking on the words but covering it well.

"Still so foolish" Lucius said smiling at Ron and Harry. "I knew you would come alone. Stupid Gryffindor's always have to be the hero."

"Not so foolish" Harry said smiling as he saw his father come out of the shadows. He also saw Sirius beside him in his dog form. He looked around and his smile got even bigger as he saw Lupin step out from behind a pillar with a man with wild brown hair.

"Daddy!" Hermione called as she saw him too. Lucius wiped around.

"Mors" He growled at his brother. "What are you doing here!?" He demanded.

"You kidnapped my daughter" he said looking over and smiling at Hermione with his wand pointed at Lucius.

"So we've came to take them back" Severus, whom Lucius hadn't seen, said talking a step forward. Sirius the dog growled and ran towards Lucius, dodging all the curse Lucius threw at him. He jumped up and snatched the wand out of his hand and sat looking very proud of himself.

"Stupid mutt" Lucius said glaring at him "Give me my wand back!"

"No. I think emphatically not." Sirius said after he 'popped' into human form.

"What the hell!" Lucius said "Guards!" He bellowed looking towards one of the doors. It opened and someone walked through, not of course who Lucius had been expecting.

"You don' mean these three goons?" Hagrid said throwing three very unconscious people to the ground. "Do ya?"

As this was going on Harry and Ron had gone over and knelt next to Draco.

"How you feelin'" Ron asked as he ripped his cloak (Not the invisibility cloak) into strips.

"I'm bloody marvelous" Draco said as the lights started to dim. "Did some one turn the lights off?"

"No" Harry said looking over at Ron.

"I've got him" Ron said looking down at Draco "Mum taught all of us a little first aid" He looked back over at the girls then to Lucius.

"Dad seams to have Lucius under control" Harry said looking over at the girls. "I'm going to go see what I can do about that barrier"

"Ok mate" Ron said. Harry walked away and Ron turned to Draco "Hey can you still here me?"

"Yeah Ron" Draco said as a slur started to creep into his voice.

"I'm going to take your shirt off" Ron said. Draco nodded and Ron pulled his shirt off.

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"You two ok?" Harry said coming up to the barrier.

"Yeah" Hermione said looking over at Ginny. "We're ok"

"Draco?" Ginny said looking away from Ron and Draco to Harry.

"Ron's taking care of him" Harry said "So how do we get you out of there?"

"I don't know but...." Hermione trailed off. Harry turned around and saw a white light came striking towards him. He ducked and the light hit the barrier.

"Shit!" he heard someone say as he sat up. "Did any one know he was an amimagus?!" Harry now recognized the voice as Sirius'. Harry looked up just in time to see a hawk twice their normal size flying towards him with its talons out in front of it.

"Down Harry!" Hermione said jumping at him and pushing him to the floor.

"Where did you come form?" Harry said turning around to look at her.

"The light knocked the barrier down" Hermione said standing up. "It hit Ginny to but I think she's ok" Hermione said not looking over at her.

"Hermione!" Harry said seconds before someone picked her up and threw her across the room. She slapped into the wall and slid down landing in a pile on the floor.

"Stupid mudblood" Lucius said taking a step towards Harry with his wand out. He looked over Harry's head and saw Sirius moving forward. "No, no, no" he said turning and grapping Ginny who was laying on the ground.

"You leave her be" Harry said taking a step forward.

"Why should I do that?" He said smiling maliciously at Harry.

"Because you don't want her" He said putting his wand down.

"Oh?" He said taking his wand off Ginny and putting it on Harry.

"Put her down" Harry said wondering how the hell he was going to get out of this.

"Ok" he said throwing her to the floor. "I've waited a long time for this" He said then waving his wand the both were gone in a blink of the eye.

"Harry!" Severus yelled running forward. He looked over at Hermione who was being tended to by her father and Ginny who had stood up looking a little wobbly.

"Where'd they go?" Ron said helping Draco up.

"I don't know" Sirius said bending to pick up Harry's wand "But where ever they are I hope he has a plan."

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"Well, well what have we here?" Lucius said as he circled around Harry. "Now that's everything, huh? No weapons... No friends... No hope" He walked over to the fire place and Harry looked around for a second. They were in a new room but still in the house.

"Take all that away... and what's left?" he said turning to face Harry.

"Me" He said putting his hand behind his back and pulling a wand from a sheath he had hidden there. "Wingardium Leviosa!" he called out pointing his wand a little above Lucius' head.

"You missed!" He said laughing walking towards Harry.

"Did I?" Harry said moving his wand and watching the glass vase fall on Lucius' head. Lucius stood there for a second then shook his head and sneered at Harry.

"Where did you get that" He said pointing with his wand at Harry.

"Oh, now" Harry said smiling "every one knows my wand doesn't work against Voldemort, so I got a second" Harry said "Surprise"

"Crucio!" he said as Harry jumped out of the way.

"You're going to have to do better then that" Harry said smiling at him.

"Imperio!" This time the spell hit Harry right in the chest. Harry stood there for a second feeling like he was floating. Then he shook his head and smiled again.

"Voldemort couldn't control me with that" He said pointing his wand and calling out. "What made you think you could?"

"Accio wand" Harry called and smiled when Lucius lost his grip on his wand. "Oh, oh no" Harry said as he snapped Lucius' wand in half. "Opps"

"You little brat" He said storming forward.

"What are you going to do scold me to death?" Harry said holding up his wand. "That's close enough" Harry said pointing his wand and smiling when Lucius stopped.

"Now we can do this the hard way" Harry said shooting ropes out of his wand that wrapped around Lucius. "Or the easy way." The ropes around Lucius began to glow and then the disappeared.

"Ok, hard way it is" Harry said as he watched Lucius become a hawk. He flew right at him again with his talons out and grabbed him by the shoulder. Harry screamed out as he was flown up to the top of the room and dropped. He landed badly on his right leg and winced with pain. 'Why is it always the right leg?' he thought briefly as he heard the hawk come at him again. He grabbed his wand that he had dropped and pointed it up.

"Sagitta!" Harry called out and watched as an arrow pierced the hawk in the wing. It flapped a little and continued its dive for Harry.

"Sagitta!" He called out again aiming more carefully this time. It hit him right in the chest this time and the hawk went down. It just lied there for a second then shifted back into Lucius. There was blood all over him, Harry just sat there and looked at him. 'He's dead' Harry thought as he felt himself go light headed. 'I just killed a man' he heard drumming loud in his head a second before the world went black and he passed out.

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"Do you think he'll be ok?" Hermione said looking over to Harry. He had been out for almost a week now and Hermione was starting to worry.

"He'll be fine" Draco said moving his chess piece around Ron's. "Check" Ron looked down at the board in shock.

"I'm just letting you win 'cause you injured" Ron said looking up at Draco.

"Right" he said making another move.

"But, it didn't even take this long when he did that spell with Voldemort" Hermione said squeezing Harry's hand.

"I think I can help with that" Dumbledore said smiling as he walked into the room. "I think Harry's body is taking a little time to reenergize" He sat down on the bed across from Harry and looked at the four kids.

"So you think he's ok?" Ginny asked from the end of Draco's bed.

"Yes he'll be fine" Dumbledore said smiling "We're having a Christmas Ball"

"Oh how fun" Hermione said "I hope Harry's up by then"

"Oh I'm sure he will be" Dumbledore said standing "I expect he'll be up tomorrow" He got up and walked over to the door. "Goodnight"

"Good night sir" They all said as he walked out the doors. They could hear someone say something to him then they walked over.

"How is he doing?" Severus asked looking to Hermione.

"He's fine sir, Dumbledore says he thinks he'll be up tomorrow" Hermione said smiling.

"Well he'd be wrong then" Some one said behind Hermione.

"Oh!" She turned and smiled down at Harry. "Your ok!"

"Of course he is" Ron said smiling.

"Good to see you awake" Severus said smiling at Harry.

"Its good to be awake" Harry said smiling "So Hermione" He said turning to her. "Go to the Christmas ball with me?"

"Of course" She went to hug him and stopped. "How did you know about that?"

"Oh" He said turning a little red "I've been awake for about ten minutes now" Harry said smiling.

"Harry James!" Hermione said slapping him in the arm.

"You truly are meant for Slytherin" Draco said smiling.

"We've got a good start to the year wouldn't you say?" Ginny said laughing a little.

"Yeah right" Ron said looking over at Severus "Well at least we know the worst is behind us"

"Ron!" Harry, Ginny, Hermione and Draco all said at the same time.

"What?" He said looking up from his game "What did I say?"

"You're going to jinx us" Harry said putting his hands behind his neck and smiling at Ginny "He's your brother"

"Yeah but I'm stuck with him" She said smiling at Ron "Your picked him, so what does that say about you?"

Severus smiled and walked to the door unnoticed. 'This is going to be a good year' he thought as he listened to the laughter from behind the curtains. He opened the door and walked down the hall. 'A very good year' He thought as he turned and ran into Sirius. 'Oh hell' He thought 'I forgot about him'

"Hello Sevy" Sirius said smiling at him "How's Harry?"

"He's fine" Severus said wincing at that stupid name. 'Maybe he'd have to do something about Sirius?' He walked down the hall and opened the door to his potions class room. A big bucket of pick colored water came crashing down on him and he yelled.

"Sirius!!!"

A/N- So what do you think? This is the end of this story. This is the first one I've finished, Yah me! Let me know what you think and if I should do a sequel. :-)