⌠Hermione,■ her mother was saying, ⌠Harry. It▓s good to see you two!■ Mom sounds excited, Annabeth thought, ⌠Hi!■ she said, nervously.
⌠Ah, you must be Athena!■ Harry said, turning to her. Annabeth shook her head, ⌠No, I▓m Annabeth. We don▓t-■ she stopped, ⌠I mean, who is Athena, I mean the one you▓re referring to?■ she asked, avoiding her mother▓s gaze. Hermione and Harry seem taken aback, ⌠Athena is-⌠ Hermione stopped, her mother gave Hermione a glare Annabeth had never seen her use before, ⌠The Greek Goddess of Wisdom, War, and a few more famous things.■ ⌠Thank you, Ms. Granger.■ Annabeth▓s mother snapped, pushing past her and Harry. Morgan pointed at the tallest tower and Harry repressed a shiver, ⌠What▓s up there?■ she asked in her bravest eight-year old voice. ⌠Nothing,■ Hermione snapped, ⌠it▓s haunted.■ she lied. Lindsay▓s face broke into a grin, ⌠Cool! I like haunted places!■ she piped up, ⌠Can I go up there?■ ⌠NO!■ Harry and Hermione cried, ⌠No one is allowed up there, anymore, that is. Not even your mother.■ Harry explained, not meeting their eyes, ⌠No one▓s been up there in eight years.■ Annabeth gasped, ⌠Why? Did our dad die up there? Or something like it?■ Hermione gasped, Harry closed his eyes, ⌠MINERVA!■ he bellowed.
Lindsay, Morgan, Annabeth and Hermione jumped. Minerva tore down the front steps and skidded to a halt in front of Harry, ⌠What?■ she snapped.
⌠I guess you need to tell these three the truth.■ Harry muttered, starring across the lawn. ⌠WHAT! You told them?■ Minerva growled, glaring at Harry. ⌠No,■ Annabeth whispered, ⌠we guessed. Then we knew it was true because it got all quiet.■ Minerva turned to Hermione, ⌠Can I use your Floo powder?■ she said, sounding very unlike her usual self. Harry nodded, as Minerva walked slowly back up to the oaken front doors.
⌠Minerva Jane McGonagall Dumbledore, you▓ve lost it.■ muttered Harry, turning back to Minerva▓s three daughters. Hermione giggled and followed Minerva into Hogwarts. Annabeth glared at Harry and stared across the lawn at the marble coffin, ⌠It that dad▓s coffin?■ she asked. Harry nodded and lead the three girls towards it. A gasp excaped Annabeth▓s mouth as she came towards her father▓s coffin. Annabeth looked over at the gold plate on the coffin, it read;
Albus Percival Wulfic Brian Dumbledore 1840-1997 Loving Brother Aberforth Dumbledore Loving Father Athena McGonagall Dumbledore You▓re Mine Forever Minerva Jane McGonagall Dumbledore ChildrenAthena Lynn, Annabeth Kathryn, Morgan Leigh and Lindsay Sara
⌠Annabeth Kathryn McGonagall Dumbledore, I like the sound of that.■ Annabeth whispered, running her hand along the edges of the plate.
⌠Nice isn▓t it?■ A voice murmured, making them jump. Annabeth turned around and put her arms around her mother, ⌠I can▓t believe you kept all this from us!■ she cried. Minerva smiled, ⌠I▓m glad you three know.■ she whispered, ⌠Now, I guess we need to go to bed.■
Annabeth snuggled under the red flannel sheets, I guess mom really didn▓t want us to know about dad or something, she thought, closing her eyes. Morgan▓s laugh cut through the silence, ⌠Can we go explore tomorrow?■ she asked. ⌠No!■ Minerva yawned smiling to herself, she was finally home.
This is the first story I have acually posted. Please R&R!!