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Chapter 2: The Book About Veelas
I proceeded to read about the Veela. It had said that the best way to describe a Veela was that it was mermaid-like.
I couldn't concentrate on what I was reading. I kept hearing what sounded like a chorus. Frustrated, I slammed the book shut and snuck out, following the beautiful sound. I never wanted the angelic music to stop.
The chorus led me outside to the lake. As I got closer to the water, the louder the music became. It was even more beautiful to the point where I shed a few tears. I quickly dried them.
I knelt down to the water, staring at my reflection.
I jumped back in surprise when bubbles bubbled at the top of the surface.
My mouth dropped when I noticed the beautiful creature that I saw earlier that day popped up to the surface. She was staring at me with a smile.
It felt like forever before I finally came out of my shocked state to ask her, "Can- can you speak?"
The Veela smiled wider, revealing her pearly-white straight teeth, "Yes."
Her voice was the loveliest thing I've ever heard. I could've died, so enchanting, so smooth, so musical.
She leaned closer and put her arms on the deck to rest, "I knew you would come back." She said with a grin.
I smiled, "How?"
"I called you." She whispered
I looked at her confused, "What do you mean?"
She leaned closer, "My song, which I sang for you, was meant only for you to hear. I wanted to see you again. I couldn't wait any longer."
Fear and doubt went through me. I suppose I didn't hide it well for she grabbed my arm, "No, no. Please do not be afraid. I will not hurt you. I promise." She said kissing my hand. The full moon was shining down on us, it made her even more beautiful, if possible, especially her eyes.
Her eyes never left mine, "I know this all seems rather strange. There is so much to tell you. Unfortunately, I do not have time." I could smell her scent and it was driving me crazy. I could get high off it.
"What is your name, beautiful one?" she asked, cupping my cheek
I managed to find my voice, "Hermione Granger."
"Hermione Granger? So pretty." She even made my name sound beautiful!
I fought a blush, "Not to sound rude but, why did you bring me here?" I asked with a smile.
She smiled, "I told you. I needed to see you again, if only for a little while."
"Ah, you look so beautiful when you blush." she said, her hand still on my cheek.
I couldn't help it, I blushed harder. I cursed at myself, trying to make my blush fade.
"Thank you." I squeaked and that made her giggle.
When I heard her laugh, I couldn't help but let out a soft laugh.
Her eyes lit up, "May I hear it again?"
I was confused, "What?"
"Your laugh?" she asked excitedly
I gave her a strange look.
We were interrupted by a couple of voices far off in the distance. She retracted her hand quickly.
She had a scared look and whispered, "I have to go."
She turned to swim away.
"Wait! What is your name?" I asked whispering/yelling
She stopped and turned abruptly towards me, "Fleur Delacour" with a smile.
She swam down to the bottom, making a loud splashing sound as she went.
I looked back and saw Professor Snape and Karkaroff arguing. I took off running.
I managed to get to the castle without getting detected. I was going through 'The Fat Lady' portrait when I was yanked down, letting out a yelp.
I was infuriated when I realized who it was, "Ginny! What are you doing?" I kept my voice down so no one would wake up.
"You've got a lot of explaining to do." She held up the book I've been reading.
I didn't want to deal with it right now. I decided to play dumb. "What about it?"
"Oh, don't give me that. I'm not stupid." She said
"Ginny, I'm sorry. I just don't feel like discussing this right now.
"Just answer me this, what are you doing with a book marked on the 'Veela' page?"
"Why?" I asked
"You're not getting involved with one are you?" she asked
"I don't-" I was interrupted
"It is very important that you don't Hermione." Ginny said
My interest has just peaked, "And why is that?"
Ginny sighed, "As long as you're not involved with one, this can wait until tomorrow. Maybe you should keep reading. I don't know how to tell you about Veelas without being…blunt."
I laughed, "Okay."
"I'll see you in the morning." Ginny said with a smile
"Good night." I said
Why was Ginny acting so against Veelas?
I decided to wait until the morning to find out.
It was a Sunday morning and I was at the Great Hall finishing up my breakfast. Ron and Harry had finished and headed out. I decided to pick up where I left off in that book. As I read more and more, my heart crumbled.
It appeared to be that Veelas aren't at all what they seem. They were not naïve, gentle, loving and nurturing as they portray themselves to be. In fact, they are very dangerous and merciless creatures. They are very sexual creatures, as it reads:
They get someone to fall for them. They enchant them, entice them, groom them.
The Veela sings to their victim, capturing their heart (usually by song). After their victim falls for them, they seduce them, wanting to breed. As it turns out, Veelas prefer women. It is unheard of a Veela mating with a male.
It is known there are at least three different types of Veelas. The ones with green tails were soldiers and fought like an army. The ones with red tails are servants. They do whatever the blue tails tell them to do. The ones with blue tails are the leaders.
It dawned on me that Fleur's was blue.
After the Veelas become impregnated, they dispose of their victims by consumption.
My heart and mouth dropped to the floor. Anger, hurt, and sadness took over me.
So that's it. Fleur was grooming me. She wanted to have my baby. I wanted to stop reading but I couldn't.
During consumption the Veela takes their victim underwater, where they are at their weakest. Their fingernails grow into long claws, their razor sharp fangs grow. It is very easy for a Veela to kill. They are very strong, fast and smart.
It is easy to draw a Veela out, just simply sing or wait for a full moon. When you sing, a Veela can hear it from quite a long distance. They will respond to your song with one of their own. Their song is so captivating, enchanting and addictive that your heart will ache and you will beg for them to keep singing.
I paused, that was exactly how she felt.
Many humans can't handle the desire while the Veela teases them. That desire will grow and grow until you go mad.
I didn't know what to feel at this point. I closed the book and proceeded to my day feeling depressed. The sick part was that I wasn't sure if I cared if she was going to kill me in the end. I just needed to be with her. I knew it sounded crazy. I tried to stop myself from feeling this way, but that was like telling a rose not to grow thorns.
I made a decision to confront Fleur later today.
I hope I didn't disappoint you with this chapter. Let me know.
If I did disappoint, please tell me where and I can re-do this chapter. (Depending on how many people like it or don't like it)
Sorry if the beginning of the chapter was too sappy. I like sappy things. XD Plus, I am a big fan of Fleur/Hermione, always will be.