A/N: This fic takes place in the trio's sixth year and does NOT have any HBP spoilers or anything so ENJOY! This is my first fanfic so I hope everyone likes it. I really want to thank my BETA (Beatrice) because she really helped me out. Okay... read!
Disclaimer: I don't own anything... JKR owns HP ( I wish I did though!)
"This is all your fault!"
"What are you talking about, Weasel?"
"If you hadn't thrown that dungbomb in the potion that Harry and I were working on, then Snape wouldn't have swooped in like the overgrown bat that he is, given us detention and taken 25 points from Gryffindor!"
"Is that right, Mr. Weasley?" said the owner of a silky baritone voice behind them.
The red-haired, sixth-year Gryffindor prefect turned slowly around and had the look of a child that had just gotten caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
"Everyone get inside the classroom right now and no talking!" Snape said, with a look at each of them, "This is detention!"
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson rushed into the dungeon for fear of Professor Snape's legendary glare. Ronald Weasley, one of the Gryffindor prefects, tried to rush in before Professor Snape had anything to say about the insult he overheard.
He was almost in the class when he heard: "By the way Weasley, 10 points from Gryffindor for insulting a Professor." As Ron stood frozen in the entry way of the classroom, Snape's robe billowed behind him and hit Ron's feet as he passed him in the doorway to the potion's room.
Snape walked briskly to his desk and sat down while Ron trudged to his seat between Harry and Hermione.
"This detention will only…"
Snape stopped in mid-sentence as a red-headed blur was seen in the doorway.
"Ahh. Miss Weasley, nice of you to join us." Ginny muttered an apology and sat in the seat behind the Golden Trio.
"As I was saying," he said, with a glare aimed directly at Ginny, "This detention will only consist of writing with some special quills I received from Professor Umbridge."
Harry, Ron and Hermione simultaneously winced as they remembered what those particular types of quills did to the writer.
Draco, Pansy and Ginny all noticed their reaction but didn't think much of it.
"Let's just say that these special quills are very handy!"
As he said this, he picked up one of the special quills and Harry's fears were confirmed. They were the same quills from his 5th year detentions with Umbridge.
"Now I'm going to go to the Staff room for a minute and when I return, I will give you all the special quills to write on the parchment you were all supposed to bring. While I am gone there is to be no noise! Understood?"
After everyone nodded, Snape whispered a spell and walked out of the door. No one noticed a timer above the door which read 2 minutes. About thirty seconds later (1:30 on the timer), they heard a 'crash' coming from the corridor.
They all looked at each other but no one made a move to get up. Finally, Ginny decided to get up and see what had happened. As she stood in the doorway and looked down the corridor, she gasped at the sight. Hermione was also curious and decided to stand in the doorway and peer down the corridor.
"It's Professor Snape and he's lying at the bottom of the stairs. I think he has a concussion!"
By the time Hermione finished her statement, everyone was crowded around the doorway trying to get a look at Professor Snape.
"We should help him!" said Hermione, in her 'goody-goody' tone. "I mean he is a teacher."
"We should help him," Ron agreed. "But we won't!"
Everyone, except Hermione, laughed at Ron's statement. By this time the timer read 45 seconds and no one had noticed it yet.
"I don't know about everyone else and frankly I don't care but I'm leaving since we obviously can't serve detention," said Malfoy while snaring at the Gryffindors.
They all agreed (for once) with his logic. As they stepped out of the doorway and towards their desks to retrieve their pieces of parchment, a beep was heard. After looking around for the source of the noise, someone noticed the timer.
"What's that timer looking thing on top of the door?" said Pansy, "What is it counting down to?"
They all looked at the timer above the door and wondered what was going to happen once the timer hit zero.
When the timer reached zero, the doorway glowed blue for a second and the sound of a lock closing was heard.
"What just happened?" voiced Harry, "Are we stuck here?"
"I think so. I've read about this spell in Hogwarts a History," said Hermione, with her usual air of knowledge, "The Cerradura charm is used by professors when students have detention. It is used to insure that the students don't leave their detention without the professor's permission by placing a timer on the door. Once the timer reaches zero, no one will be able to exit the room except the caster of the spell (usually the teacher) or until a pre-set time has passed. For Hogwarts, the pre-set time is 3 hours since that is the usual length of time for detentions."
"Are you trying to say we're stuck here, Granger?" said Malfoy.
"Yes. Until either Professor Snape takes off the spell or 3 hours has passed."
"Well obviously we're going to have to wait for 3 hours since the last time we saw Snape, he didn't look like he could get up, let alone cast a spell." said Harry.
"Three hours with you Gryffindors! I'd rather go in the Forbidden Forest and take my chances with the centaurs!" exclaimed Pansy, while glowering at the Gryffindors.
"Yeah, because being stuck with you and Malfoy for three hours is such a walk in the park!" muttered Ginny to the other Gryffindors.
The Gryffindors all laughed while the Slytherins ignored them. This was going to be a long wait!
The students stared at the new timer which started counting down from three hours. After five minutes of silent glaring, Ginny broke the noise by sighing.
"This is stupid!" she exclaimed while looking at the timer, "If we're going to be here for another 2 hours and 55 minutes, then we should all try to get along because I really don't feel like sitting in silence any longer."
Everyone muttered their agreement to Ginny's statement.
"What are you all doing here anyway?" Ginny asked everyone.
"Someone put a dungbomb in the potion Harry and I were working on and while Snape walked around it exploded and we ended up with detention." replied Ron, with a glare aimed at Malfoy, "Hermione tried to defend us but Snape wouldn't listen and gave her detention for 'back-talk'. Why are you here, Gin?"
"I got caught by Filch last night trying to sneak down to the kitchens after curfew."
After Ginny replied, she looked expectantly at Pansy and Draco.
"What!" they both said after a couple of moments of silent staring.
"Aren't you going to tell us how you got here?" asked Ginny of the two Slytherins.
"Why should we?" answered Pansy
"Well, we have nothing better to do."
"Fine. Draco and I got caught talking in good ole McGonagall's class so she had us thrown in detention."
"Well if you guys weren't being so loud, maybe you wouldn't have gotten detention!" exclaimed Ron.
After 5 minutes of nonstop arguing, Harry decided to break it up.
"We need to find something to do because all this arguing is going to drive us all crazy!" yelled Harry over the arguing.
Everyone calmed down after Harry's outburst. Ginny suddenly got a mischievous glint in her brown eyes. "Why don't we play truth or dare?" she suggested.
This is my first fanfiction so please read and review!