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A/N: Im sorry, please dont shoot me! I know, I know, I've been taking forever with this thing. Here's a bit more of this chapter. I keep losing the thread of the story and having to pick it up again. This is not the full chapter, just what I have done right now. I will keep working on it and try to get it finished soon.

Chapter 14

Professor Snape stormed through the halls of Hogwarts, his robes billowing around him. Three of his students followed behind him. The students were a bit confused about their professors behavior. Professor Snape had always been on the side of his Slytherins before when one of them was in trouble, why did he seem so angry this time?

Professor Snape led the students to a stone gargoyle which quickly moved to the side, exposing the stairway behind it, as it felt the mans anger roll through the hallway. He quickly ushered the three boys onto the stairs and followed them up to the door at the top. The door opened as they approached.

"Ah, Severus, what seems to be the problem?" a jovial voice greeted them.

"I have suspicions that these three students have framed Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy for the attack on Ronald Weasley," Professor Snape replied, glaring at the three students as he spoke.


"Harry, it'll be alright. Professor Snape wont stop investigating until he finds the truth," Draco said, walking up behind Harry and laying his hand on Harrys shoulder.

Harry turned his head from the window he had been looking out of. He looked at Draco and gave him a sad smile.

"I know, Draco. But even if he does prove we had nothing to do with it, the ones who did it used polyjuice. They must have, because Ron said he saw us. Now, any hopes I had of him ever accepting me, are gone. All hell see when he looks at me is the person that attacked him and left him for dead."

"Harry," Draco started.

"I know. I know he never would have accepted me anyway. But Ron was my very first friend my age, Hagrid was the first friend I ever had, but Ron was my age. Draco, he was literally the first person my age to ever want to be my friend. I had never had any friends before I came to Hogwarts. It hurts to know that my friendship with him is over now, destroyed by something beyond my control."

Draco slid his arms around Harry and pulled him into a hug. Harry rested his head against Dracos shoulder and let the embrace soothe him.

A sharp knock on the door startled them both and they separated. Draco went to the door and opened it.

"Professor Snape, hello," Draco greeted him, as he stepped aside to let the professor enter.

"Mr. Malfoy, Mr. Potter," Professor Snape greeted the boys as he stepped into the room followed by Professors McGonnagol and Lupin and Headmaster Dumbledore.

The professors stepped into the room and Draco closed the door behind them. He turned around and saw Harry sitting down on one of the couches while casting nervous glances at the professors. Draco walked over and sat down next to Harry then looked expectantly at their guests.

"My boys, I would first like to say that I am deeply sorry. It did not occur to me that you may have been set up. Your suspension has been lifted, you have been cleared of any wrong doing, and you are free to return to your House," Headmaster Dumbledore said, "I will take my leave of you now so you may speak with your Head of House."

After Headmaster Dumbledore left, Professor McGonnagol turned to Harry.

"Mr. Potter, I also would like to apologize. I felt that, due to the break down of your friendship with Mr. Weasley, you were angry enough to cause him harm. I admit that I should have known better than that," she said, "Mr. Malfoy, I must apologize to you as well. Due to the long-time rivalry between yourself and Mr. Weasley, I jumped to the conclusion that you were indeed guilty. Gentleman, I am dreadfully sorry that I misjudged both of you."

"Professor," Draco said, "You have nothing to apologize to me for. I have given you no reason to expect anything less from me. I will, though, humbly accept your apology. I hope to show you that I am not the same angry young man that I have been these past several years."

Harry looked up at his former Head of House and gave her a sad smile.

"Professor, you were following the evidence. Ron said we had done it. The evidence pointed to us. I can not expect you to think anything different. But, apology accepted, Professor," Harry said.

Professor McGonnagol gave the boys a tight smile and nodded to them both. Then she left the room, leaving Harry and Draco with Professors Snape and Lupin.

A/N: More still to come, I have to find my notebook. My daughter (she'll be 4 in July) hid it on me, its got the rest of this chapter in it. Soon as I find it, I will get this chapter finished.