Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter and never will. It belongs to the brilliant mind of JKRowling, and I do not make any money off of this piece of work.
Characters: Alison Harriet Potter (Harry Potter), Bill Weasley, Severus Snape, Rosalita Weasley, Vincent Weasley, Molly Weasley, Fred and George Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Percy Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Remus Lupin, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Sirius Black, and other various OCs.
Pairings: Ron/Hermione, Bill/Harry
Words for chapter: 844
Warnings: Female!Vampire!Harry, AU, OCs, het, language, vampires, manipulative!Dumbledore, violence, post-Hogwarts, post-Voldemort, and the standard whatever else this demented author thinks up.
Summary: Alison Harriet, Harry, Potter disappeared at the age of twenty-one. Years later, a vampire, though no one knows it, appears in London with a striking resemblance to the Girl-Who-Lived. Yet she didn't come alone, as a man arrived with her. Now the duo must survive a normal life filled with challenges and plots to ruin their happiness. Can they pull through, or will one little fact destroy them?
Notes: As with some ideas recently, a female!Harry with a creature element has attracted me. The plot bunny appeared and I actually wanted to write it. The title comes from a plant that appears in the story and relates to Alison. Also, Harry will be called Alison in text and either Alison or Harry by the characters.
Chapter 37: The Truth Revealed
Alison sat at the table and waited for the Order meeting to start. Dumbledore stood up and clapped his hands. Everyone focused on the wizened old man. Kingsley, on the other hand, was looking at Alison instead of at Dumbledore. She looked away. She didn't want to have to say anything. Hermione held Alison's hand. She knew what was likely to happen, which was the last thing that she wanted to talk about.
Dumbledore smiled. "I believe that we have a specific reason for this meeting." He knew that there was something that needed to be said. He was making sure that the topic was the one that he wanted to talk about. That was something that the headmaster was good at doing.
Arthur looked at them and frowned. He found it rather odd that the headmaster was going straight into the reason for the meeting. He had expected Dumbledore to ask them to say something. He thought that he would be a bit more polite about it. Arthur looked at his son and the two girls. "Are you willing to talk about what happened?" He didn't like it when people were forced to talk when they might not want to.
Hermione shifted in her seat instead of answering. Alison sighed and looked at them. "Hermione was an innocent by standard on that one. The people were after me. She was taken only because she happened to be there." She looked down again. She closed her eyes and tried to get control of what she was thinking about. It was all too much at times. Molly glared at Alison as she sat there.
Yet, it was Ron that chose to speak. "You always believe that you're the focus of the problem." He said it in such a way that Bill was glaring at his little brother. He wasn't thrilled with the tone that his brother had given Alison.
Dumbledore cleared his throat and got the attention of everyone. "Mr. Weasley, you need to listen to the explanation before throwing out accusations. It's considered inappropriate." He then gestured for Alison to continue. He wanted to hear about what she had to say.
Alison nodded after a moment. "The guy causing the problems said his name is Alexander Jacobs. He's a Day Walker." She stopped at that. She didn't want to say anything else. She knew that telling all of this was difficult. Bill took her other hand and squeezed it. Alison squeezed his hand back. "He kidnapped me because I ignored a letter that he had sent. He was inviting me to visit him. He had people show up with offers as well. He wants me."
Before Alison could say anything else, Molly decided that she had to say something. "Of course he would, you're a vampire and evil. I bet you seduced Bill into remaining silent about all of this. He's a good boy and shouldn't have kept quiet." Alison's eyes crossed as she tried to not shout at her mother-in-law. That was hard to do when her temper came into play. She still had that famous temper that had bothered people when she was a fifth year student.
Bill decided to chime in. "I remained silent on all of this because she's my wife and I love her. It was to protect her. She doesn't need people treating her like a monster when she's not one. I'm protecting her from people like you." Molly looked about ready to explode at what Bill had said. She couldn't believe that her son had said such things to her.
Kingsley decided that it was time for him to act as a voice of reason. "Molly, Day Walkers aren't the same kind of creature as Night Walkers. There's a reason that we consider them different and treat them differently in regards to the laws." Molly was glaring darkly at the Minister of Magic. It was obvious that she didn't care about such things. She just wanted things to be done her way.
Alison looked at Dumbledore specifically. She couldn't let her eyes fall onto her Mother-in-Law. "The man says that he wants to create a better world. He's basically trying to do the same thing as Voldemort. He's focusing on what his vision of a better world is. He doesn't want to let things evolve in the way that they naturally would." She had to stop yet again. It was definitely hard to keep saying things over and over again.
Dumbledore frowned at that one. "So, he thinks that you're the same as him. That you're both the same because you're Day Walkers." Alison nodded. She didn't want to say anything else on that end. The room was silent at her nod. Hermione nodded and squeezed Alison's hand. Dumbledore shook his head. "Well, we need to create a plan." The others made noises in agreement, but it was quiet. The group then began to talk. Alison tuned them out. She had done all that she needed to. After all, she had told them all that she knew.
A/N: Well, another chapter down. Hope that you all enjoy. Later.