Title: Minerva's Unexpected Quest
Summary: Minerva has started her first year at Hogwarts and soon finds herself in the same quest that her mum was on eleven years ago, capturing the Cards. This is a sequel to The Next Chapter.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Harry Potter and Cardcaptor Sakura characters, except Minerva, and I don't make any money off of this. I do like to play with them though.
Chapter 1: The Dream
It had been a hard day for Minerva Snape, the first year Slytherin that looked a lot like her father but had her mum's eyes. Things here in England were different from Japan. Everyone seemed to hate her for some unknown reason and hardly anyone respected the teachers. If Minerva had tried any of this stuff back home her sensei would probably give her detention and inform her parents. Her mother was a very important person in the Japanese Ministry of Magic and held a lot of respect, even from men, and her father was just plain scary.
Of course she loved both her parents and she wished that they were here with her, telling her that everything would be alright. She got dressed for bed and then turned in for the night, glad that she didn't have to share a room with someone. That night Minerva had a strange dream. She saw a book that looked as though there was a winged lion of some sort, and then it opened to reveal nothing. Soon she was looking over the grounds, strange cards were floating all around her and she saw a small animal flying next to her.
"W-What's going on?" Minerva asked and then someone shook her and she woke up.
"Time to get up, sleepyhead," a girl told her. "It's time to change and face another day of morons."
Minerva muttered something and then got up.
"I can't believe that we have the Gryffindors today," her friend said. "I mean, they hate our guts and we have to learn with them."
"Baka Gryffindors," Minerva muttered.
Her friend, who was named Alice Yard, was always interested in how Minerva talked.
"What's a Baka?" Alice asked.
"It means stupid or idiot," Minerva answered.
"Well that fits with them," Alice said and then they finished their breakfast and hurried off to class.
Professor Heart, the Potions Mistress and Head of Slytherin House, was a witch that you didn't trifle with. Minerva didn't know much about her except that she had insisted that the Slytherin and Gryffindors met on a Tuesday morning. Professor Heart had long brown hair, blue eyes, and a thin frame. When the students from both houses had sat down she looked at them.
"Welcome to Potions," Heart told them. "Today we're going to be starting on the Boil Cure. Five points away from the first member of a house that gets this wrong."
She glared at them all and then they sat to work.
As Minerva worked she kept thinking about the dream that she had. True it had been strange but it seemed to make her feel connected. She added one of the ingredients and stirred the right number of times. Professor Heart came around to inspect each of the students work and stopped in front of Minerva's cauldron.
"Very good, Miss Snape," Heart told her. "Of course I wouldn't expect anything less from the child of the former Potions Master."
"Thanks, Professor Heart," Minerva said, smiling at her and then Heart moved on.
When the bell rang the Slytherins all left Potions and headed to dump their things and get ready for lunch. However Minerva didn't get far, a very red headed girl stopped in front of her, blocking her path. She was a Gryffindor and Alice glared at her.
"Well isn't it Snape," she sneered. "My name is Amelia Weasley and your father ruined my father's life!"
Minerva had no idea what she was talking about.
"What are you talking about?" Alice asked but Amelia ignored her.
"Your father stole your mum away from my dad," Amelia said. "Of course all the Snape's are freaks."
The Gryffindors all laughed except for one, a boy with brown hair.
"Leave her alone," said the boy. "She didn't do anything wrong."
Amelia turned to him. "Oh Teddy, defending the freak?"
"I'm not a freak!" Minerva told her.
"Oh yes you are and I'm determined to make your life a living nightmare," Amelia told Minerva. "Consider yourself warned."
"And consider my godfather informed," Teddy told her. "Now leave her alone or I'll tell him."
Amelia laughed and her and the other Gryffindors left.
"Thanks," Minerva said.
"No problem," Teddy said. "I'm Teddy Lupin."
"Minerva Snape," Minerva said and they shook hands.
"Well I've heard plenty of great things about your mum," Teddy told her. "I'm sure that my dad would love to hear that you're in England. So is it true that you were born in Japan?"
"Yes," Minerva said. "And people treated others with a lot more respect."
"Well you speak great English," Teddy remarked and Minerva went pink. "Who taught you?"
"Actually we learned it in school," Minerva told him. "But I can also speak Japanese."
"That's wicked!" Teddy commented and Minerva was confused.
"It means cool," Alice told her.
"Thanks," Minerva said. "Well I'm hungry and I don't want to take these books with me. I'll see you around, I guess."
"You can count on that," Teddy said. "Who else is going to stand between you and Amelia?"
"Why does she hate me so much?" Minerva asked.
Teddy looked a little uncomfortable. "Well, my godfather told me that her dad told her all sorts of lies about your father enchanting your mum and taking her away from him. Of course I was raised with stories about how great your mum was and he mentioned that you might be coming to Hogwarts. I'm so going to tell him that he was right."
And then he hurried off.
"That's a strange boy," Minerva told Alice.
"True but at least he's nice," Alice said. "Come on, let's dump these books."
And the two of them hurried back to Slytherin house.
When Minerva pitched her books she saw a letter waiting on her. Seeing that it was from an old friend of her mum's she opened it and read:
I'm sorry to inform you that your mum has passed away. The Japanese Ministry of Magic won't release how she died until an investigation is over. Her final wishes were to be buried at Hogwarts. Her body shall arrive in a week.
PS! There is no such thing as coincidence, only fate.
Minerva cried, her sorrow pouring everywhere.
A/N: Sorry about killing Hermione off at the first chapter but I wanted to set things up. Next up: Headmistress McGonagall gives her time to sort things out and Minerva finds "The Book."