Dumbledore's Daughter, War for the Wizarding World.

Chapter 1, What Rests Behind the Red Door.

A/N This story does not follow Deathly Hallows. In fact for this story DH does not take place.
Also I do not own Harry Potter. That goes for this chapter and the ones to follow.


It looked like it was dying, and they were scared to enter. The house was dark and had a very disconcerting look about it. Time felt frozen as they stood staring at the house, how could it be the same house where so much had happened, the same house they had once described as radiant, comforting, and sunny. This house look tired, worn, and looked as if a permenant shadow had been cast over it, the roof and walls seemed to sag with a great weight. Dare they enter this dark forbidding place that was one so very domestic. What would they find? There was no sounds coming from the inside, was she in there? If she was in there was she alright? Was she even still alive? This thought jolted Remus from his pensive state, they couldn't just stand there they had to enter the house even if it meant their worst fears were realized, he had searched for it for the last 24 hours.

"Come on then." Remus's words wrenched the others from their own thoughts and fears.

Looking back at the haunting house he knew that this could only mean that they would not be finding her in a perfect state. Slowly they made their way to the porch each aware of the whining sounds the wooden boards cried out, they had never done that before. Even the door screeched as Remus leaned into it and shoved it open. The house even smelled different, old and stuffy. They took in the room, it was in order but everything looked so withered and lifeless, and the warmth that once invaded your senses upon entrance was missing.

Remus felt Minerva brush past him as she flew into the house. "Carina!" she called into the silent house.

"Whats wrong with the house?" Fred asked from the doorway.

"The house is connected to Carina, it is in essence a projection of it's master. Carina must be falling apart." Minerva turned her weary eyes to Fred and answered, turning back around she cried out again "Carina!"

"Miss Carina is locked herself behind the Red Door , she only come out to get Mister Snapes robes, and the pensive." Soot came out from behind one of the couches.

"Come on then." Remus said and he led the way though the stain glass door and into the hall. Remus peered down the hall to the red door. He frowned when he saw the large dog curled up in front of it as if he were the guard. "Hey there Lachlan." The dog lifted his head and whimpered to the crowd of people who were heading toward the door. He stood and padded over to Remus who patted his submissive head.

"If she is in that blasted room then we can forget it, Fred and I tried repeatedly to break in, but she seemed to have woven all the charms and spells unto it in Goblin fashion."

"Wouldn't surprise me if she studied the binding and locking spells from a Goblin herself." Minerva supplied.

"Great it could take days." George sighed.

"No this house is weak, and so are the spells." Remus waved his wand over the door as he spoke. "I believe the power of seven should do it." He turned and surveyed the group and rubbed his chin and stubble thoughtfully. Sure he would do it, Minerva, Fred and George, but that left three. "We need three others that are connected emotionally enough to Carina to get this door unlocked."

"Hermione goes on and on about her. I'm sure she would help in a second." Fred suggested.

"Good, two more." Remus began to pace as he thought.

"Soot will help Miss Carina!" Came a squeak from Remus's side.

"Good, one more." Remus threw his thoughts to all possible people, his heart twinged with pain at the thought of Severus.

"I will send a patronus to Hermione and ask her if she knows anyone."

"Thats seems to be the best thing to do." Remus agreed and watched the form of a fox glowing silver hopped out of the house.


Hermione came into the crowded Weasley kitchen where most of the Order was sitting waiting for Remus to return. "Excuse me." she began quietly. Some turned their heads to stare at her before turning back to their own conversations. Hermione bristled and pulled her shoulders straight and stiff and hollered out "I said excuse me!" This seemed to do the trick since people shut their mouths and turned to look at the young women standing in front of them.

"Remus has finally located Carina, she has locked herself in an unusually strongly warded room, now he needs one other person who feels close enough to her to break down the wards. Only one more is needed, since seven is a strong number and we have 6. Who will come?" She looked each in the eye imploring at least one to come and help, truth be told not a one had even considered what had become of the Dumbledore that suddenly went M.I.A.

"I will go." came a sullen answer from a purple haired witch in a 'Twisted Sister' tee.

"Thank you, Tonks." Hermione smiled at the witch.

"Good, let's go."


Hermione and Tonks walked slowly into the house. "Remus?" Hermione called out. "Where are you guys?"

Remus walked into the living room and gave a small smile to Hermione and watched her shoulders relax. "This way please." and he led the two witches to the door.

They stood in an arch and all their wands pointed to the door, "On the count of three we will all shout 'alohamora' but at the time you have to think of what Carina means to you, think of what she has done for you. The more you concentrate on those feelings the stronger it should be. Now, on three."

Their minds focused on Carina, playing scenes from the past in there heads. With six wands pointed at the door and a fingers prepared to snap. "One. Two. Three. Alohamora!"

The door clicked and opened. They felt a rush of excitement, upon the people who knew Carina, not a one knew what was behind the 'Red Door' none had ever been behind the door, not even Severus. Slowly they crossed into the room. The walls to the side of them were mahogany shelves filed neat multicolored boxes. Looking up they saw the ceiling was arched and where the shelves stopped the arch was stained glass of different colors the swayed and swirled. until it cleared and the sun and clouds shone through. The shelved walls stopped and turned into the colored stain glass and the clear ceiling doomed making a round room. The huge round room was filed with a labyrinth of painted canvases, some depicted Hogwarts, Minerva and Albus. Some were abstract and the colors flowed in bright arrays and faded into deeper colors.

Some where of Hogmead and different places stashed all over Europe. Minerva moved and glided her fingers over the dried paints. "These are the places we took her." She wiped a tear from her eye at the picture of them at the McGongall estate. They moved through the rows of paintings. They were in all sizes, shapes, and colors. The more they moved the more they saw her styles shift and change form the less literal paintings to more muggle impressionism. They saw important events that had happened in the last 10 years. They saw people they knew and people they didn't. Severus Snapes' face and figure haunted them thought the maze of paintings. And soon they're own faces looked back at them.

Tonks smiled at the portrait of herself holding butterflies that had multicolored wings. Fred and George looked at a painting of the two of them standing back to back and though no one else could figure which was which, the personalities of the two were shown throughout the back ground on the proper sides.

Soon they heard music drifting a few rows away. They followed the music into an area where the canvas cleared out. In the middle stood Carina splattered with paint staring at two paintings. One was abstract black and white masses, and the other was a portrait of Albus Dumbledore. On the floor was a black robe and a pensive. They heard the song start up again.

(Coldplay, See you Soon . You can find it on youtube.)

So you lost you trust
and you never should have, no you never should have
but don't break your back, if you ever see this
but don't answer that

Chorus--
in a bullet-proof vest, with the windows all closed
i'll been doing my best, i'll see you soon
in a telescope lens, and when all you want's friends,
i'll see you soon

so it came for you it came snapping at your heels
it came snapping at your heels
but don't break your back
if you ever say this
but don't answer that

Chorus

i'll see you soon

and oh, you lost your trust
and oh, you lost your trust
no, don't lose your trust
no, you lost your trust So you lost you trust
and you never should have, no you never should have
but don't break your back, if you ever see this
but don't answer that

Chorus--
in a bullet-proof vest, with the windows all closed
i'll been doing my best, i'll see you soon
in a telescope lens, and when all you want's friends,
i'll see you soon

so it came for you it came snapping at your heels
it came snapping at your heels
but don't break your back
if you ever say this
but don't answer that

Chorus

i'll see you soon

and oh, you lost your trust
and oh, you lost your trust
no, don't lose your trust
no, you lost your trust


A/N Here the first chapter please review! The song is Coldplays See you Soon.

Can any of you guess why she is listening to it?