A Change and Difference

A/N I'm very happy, after the last chapter the reviews on this story went from 122 to 137 over night and I'm happy most of you who like my authors note at the end XP so all in all I'm a very happy camper (not that I've ever gone to camp) anyways ON WITH ZE STORY! Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, ©J.K. Rowling... soon =.=

Listening to; A little Faster by There for Tomorrow

Chapter Seven; The Founders and Big Dog

*The Room of Requirement, 1st November 1991*

Harry stirred and his sleep and slowly opened his eyes, he felt comfortable warmth beside him, he looked over and saw a mane of bushy brown hair, panicking slightly he grabbed his glasses and put them on. Lying beside him was a sleeping Hermione, snuggling up to his side.

Harry couldn't help but smile at the sight but tried to remember what happened last night; he went to bed, he started having nightmares but then they stopped. He looked around the room they were in, it looked like the Ravenclaw dorms but there was only one bed.

Harry gently shook Hermione awake, making sure he wouldn't get hit if she decided to have a swing at him for disturbing her sleep, "'Mione, come on get up." he said quietly.

Hermione groaned and slowly opened her eyes so they could adjust to the light, she looked around and saw Harry looking her with his mesmerising emerald green eyes... then it hit her, they were in the same bed!

"Harry, what's going on?" she asked suddenly alert.

Harry shrugged, "I dunno, but it looks like we're in the Ravenclaw dorms."

Harry and Hermione got out of the bed and had a look around the room they were in. The walls were painted light blue with bronze patterns along them. There was a large chest of mahogany drawers in the corner and a cupboard on the other side of the room. What caught their attention was that both their trunks were sitting on the end of the queen sized bed.

"Wow, this place is so cool!" exclaimed Harry.

Hermione nodded, "Yeah, it definitely is." she said, "Oh I wonder what's past that door!" Hermione ran over to said door and opened it; it leads to a spiral staircase. Motioning for Harry to follow her she ran down the stairs and into an exact replica of the Ravenclaw common room only with, if possible, more books.

"Ah, new arrivals." said a new voice, startling the pre-teens.

They slowly turned around and saw a portrait beautiful lady wearing black robes; her ebony coloured hair was in a low pony-tail and came to her mid-back. She had electric eyes were looking at them like some sort of puzzle that needed solving yet there was a kind smile on her face.

"Excuse me, but wh-who are you?" Harry asked the portrait nervously.

"I am Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four founders of Hogwarts." the Portrait replied.

Hermione's jaw nearly hit the floor; this was Rowena Ravenclaw, well a portrait of her, one of the strongest witches since Merlin and Morgana!

"I-it's nice to meet you." Hermione stuttered out.

Harry just stared at the portrait in awe; sure he knew about moving portrait, heck, he'd been round them for the last three months but this was one of the four founders of Hogwarts and possible one of the strongest witches ever!

"It's nice to meet you too dear, but please, call me Rowena." Rowena replied with a slight.

"Uh, okay." Said Harry and Hermione in unison.

A voice from Rowena's frame called, "Hey, Rowena! Who's with you?" It said.

Rowena sighed a long suffering sigh, "Come here and see for yourself!" she called back. A few seconds a man in black robes with scarlet trim appeared; he had a handsome face, red hair and brown eyes and a sword at his hip appeared in the frame. He spotted Harry and Hermione standing there and grinned.

"Well, well, what do we have here?" he said.

"Godric, this is Harry Potter and Hermione Pot- er, Granger." replied Rowena.

Godric looked intrigued, "Oh is that so?" he said, "Nice to meet you, I'm Godric Gryffindor. I'd shake your hand but for obvious reasons I can't."

"H-hello Godric." Harry spoke nervously. Hermione just stood beside him still looking like a fish out of water.

Harry nudged Hermione in the ribs to bring her out of her trance; she was starting to catch flies.

"Err, I'd like to know something... where are we?" asked Harry.

Rowena smiled her soft smile at him, "You're in my quarters, of course. It's the only place where Godric and my descendants should be."

It took a minute for that information to sink in the pairs heads and nearly pass out in shock.

"You mean we're your descendents!" Hermione said in not but a whisper.

Godric rolled his eyes and said, "That's what she just said." Rowena slapped him over the head and berated him for being rude.

Harry and Hermione looked taken aback, who knew Godric Gryffindor liked to stick his foot in his mouth?

Rowena cleared her throat and continued, "Well, as our descendents and being in the middle of a soul-bond you need to be together for as long as possible."

The two pre-teens shared a glance, thinking the exact same thing; What is a soul-bond?

Both Rowena and Godric smiled knowingly at the two,

"We know what you're thinking, but we cannot tell you just yet and if you're as smart as we know you are then you'll figure it out without much trouble." said Godric with an almost fatherly smile.

"Alright, but who can we tell about this?" Hermione asked.

"Only those who you trust completely." stated Rowena simply.

The pair nodded in reply.

"Now of you go, you have classes to get to." said Godric, looking slightly amused as realisation dawned on the younger two's faces and they ran up the stairs to get ready.

Rowena looked at her bonded and said, "The world is in good hands, isn't it?" she asked.

Godric nodded, "Yes, it couldn't be in better hands."


Ten minutes later both Harry and Hermione were standing outside of the Room of Requirement, watching the door slowly fade out of existence and the information of how to open it again appear in their minds. After few more minutes trying to figure out what just happened.

Quickly casting the Tempus charm Lily had taught them, they realised that they were going to miss breakfast at this rate. They sprinted down to the Great Hall.

Spotting Neville, Daphne and Susan, Harry and Hermione sat down next to them and caught their breath.

"Where were you two last night?" asked Neville curiously.

"Yeah, when we woke up this morning and found you were gone we nearly had a panic attack!" exclaimed Susan.

Harry was about to speak when the Jacobs triplets came running into the Great Hall looking like they just walked through a tornado with an umbrella.

"Big-," Vikkie started.

"- Big-," Emma continued.

"Dog!" Lisa finished, exasperatedly.

"Slow down and tell us what happened." Daphne said slowly and calmly to them.

Taking a deep breath Emma started, "We wanted to see what exactly made the third floor so 'forbidden'."

"So this morning we went to said corridor and found a locked door and, naturally we unlocked," Lisa carried on.

"And we found a bloody three-headed dog about the size of a house!" concluded Vikkie.

The Group-of-Five shared looks, all thoughts of their previous conversation gone... for now,

"Well there is one person my mum and dad told me to go to when you need info on magical creatures in Hogwarts." Harry said simply.

"Hagrid." the other four answered.

A/N Well I hope you liked it, it was later then I hoped to upload but hey, better late than never. Anyways, it is still pretty short but I hope to increase the size of chapters by a few hundred words every chapter. And I'd like to say something to user Timber,

If you want perfect spelling go to a book store buy a book for about £6 or $6 so please stop complaining.

And also i'd like to ask if anyone would like to beta my story because I really need it please! Remember to review because if you don't, U NO GET COOKIE! Antìo!