A/N: I know it's really short and not the best thing I've written, but it's been in my head for ages ... I guess since I've read it ...

FanFic 100 Challenge #:: 047 – Heart

Wanted

"Professor, I'm acting on Dumbledore's orders."

Those few words had almost killed Minerva. She was sure that her heart had stopped beating for a few seconds. Harry was acting on Dumbledore's orders, on Albus' orders.

But then the next words had followed the first.

"I must find what he wanted me to find!"

"Wanted", not "wants" ... It was then then that she realized that Harry was talking about something Albus must have told him before that cruel night.

Her feelings had betrayed her once more. For a few seconds, she'd been sure that Albus was still alive, maybe hiding somewhere. Harry had visited him. Or Albus had come to see Harry. Or Albus had sent Harry an owl. Or ... But then she'd realized the truth ... Once more, she'd had to face that Albus was really dead ... And once more, a part of her had died ...

The End

A/N: I was thinking about adding a few more lines ... I wasn't sure ... So you can decide if you want to read the next lines or not ... They are a little bit happier ...

It took her a few moments to remember the things Harry had told her after her realization, but then she came back to the living. Albus may be dead, but she was still alive and had to help Harry, she had to do what Albus had been doing for so many years: fight for the ones they loved ...

"We shall secure the school against He Who Must Not Be Named while you search for this – this object."