Thanks for all your
patience guys! Exams are over finally!! I hope to finish the story
over the summer, including my other fanfic! Now...on with the story!
And thanks for all your suggestions! I will be using some of your
plotlines and dedicating the chapters with your ideas in it to you!
Hermione gulped nervously at the dangerous smirk on his face and pulled her arms out of his grasp. She ran towards the door and frantically started to pull on the handle in an attempt to get as far away from this livid man as possible. Her attempts were futile however as the doors were magically sealed, and she heard an amused chuckle behind her. Hermione swallowed convulsively and turned around to face Snape's evil smirk.
"Going somewhere, my dear?" he asked as he started to stalk towards her. Hermione moved backwards until her back was against the door, and when Snape reached her he placed both of his hands on the wall on either side of her face, trapping her against it. He moved his lips until they were an inch from her own.
"You're not going anywhere," he whispered gruffly, his breath mingling with her own as she took unsteady, rapid breaths. Hermione was frozen as she looked up into his cold, dark eyes.
"Now, are you going to be a good girl and tell me the truth, or am I going to have to use...alternative means to squeeze every little secret out of you?" he asked, relishing in her fear.
"I have no idea what you're talking about," Hermione managed to say, her voice shaking as she attempted to look brave. Snape clenched his jaw, growling slightly in annoyance at her answer. He closed his eyes briefly, as if asking for patience, then opened them and looked into her wide brown ones.
"Last chance," he purred, almost seductively.
"Look, I really have no idea..." Hermione started, but Snape interrupted her by grabbing her by the hair and yanking her head backwards, making her cry out in pain.
"Fine," he hissed at her, "we'll do it the hard way." She felt him probe gently at her mind before he forced his way into her thoughts. Hermione pushed him back out, not allowing him to see those crucial thoughts to do with the Order. This seemed to anger Snape even more, who pushed harder and harder, ignoring the danger he knew he was putting her in. He could feel Hermione get weaker and weaker as she buckled, held up only by his hands, which were now holding her by her arms. Yet she still would not let him in, confirming his fears of her betrayal to him. Blood started to pour from her nose as he continued to put strain on her brain, and when Snape saw this he pulled out of her mind immediately, shocked at himself for the force he had been placing on her. He let go of her arms as though they burnt him, and straight away she fell to the ground onto her knees, groaning slightly.
Snape turned away, wiping his hand over his face and swallowing stiffly. Hermione wiped the blood from her nose, fury engulfing her. She was too weak to stand, so she remained on her knees on the ground glaring daggers at his back.
"Have you finished trying to invade my mind?" she asked venomously. "You know how dangerous it is to try and break into someones thoughts! You knew you could have killed me!"
Snape turned around at this, and Hermione thought she saw a flash of remorse on his face before it was replaced once again with anger.
"It's your fault!" he yelled at her. "Just tell me what I need to know and I don't have to do this!"
Hermione attempted to say something, but Snape cut her off.
"Don't you dare say you have no idea what I'm talking about," Snape warned her darkly, "Or so help me God!!"
Snape glared at Hermione, who glared right back. Her fear was replaced by anger towards this man in front of her who she could no longer recognize. Who she no longer knew.
"So I ask again," Snape said, regaining his composure along with his cold demeanor, "Are you working for the Order". His eyes penetrated hers, but Hermione simply turned her head to the side, removing her gaze from his. Snape clenched his fists.
He stalked towards her once more, pulling her frail body up from the ground ignoring her weak struggles.
"Let's try something else then shall we?"