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Lyrics are foreshadowing for the rest of the chapter…

Got a *secret*
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it in your pocket
Taking this one to the g/r/a/v/e

Brennan Cabrera's POV

"You look beautiful," I say in awe, as Clair twirls around for me. Her dress is dark green and brings out her eyes. She has her hair in a messy bun on the top of her head. A black clutch is in between her fingers.

"Thanks; Kalli?" Clair turns to the other person in the room. She's called her and me over to help her with her outfit tonight since we're her "best, most honest friends." Kalli has one hand on her chin and the other across her lap, looking like she's in deep thought.

"Love the dress. Not the clutch. I think you need this one," Kalli hands over a silver smaller one with "LV" emblazoned on the side for Louis Vuitton ™.

"Just randomly carrying that around?" I raise my eyebrow at her and she shrugs.

Yesterday I got together with Mason. Clair and him are the only people who know I'm gay yet. I guess I'll have to tell my family here soon. I know Clair and Mason can keep my secret safe for now. That's why Mason and I have decided to go to the lake tonight instead of the party. I can feel the red seeping into my cheeks.

"Okay, my turn!" Kalli hops up and head to the closet to change quickly before coming out again in a full navy blue dress. She's left her hair down and curled the tips lightly. She heads to the mirror and puts on a layer of makeup before standing in front of Clair and me.

"Do I look okay?" She smiles, giving us a twirl.

"Yeah, you look awesome!" I do a thumbs up.

"Super cute!" Clair claps.

"I never asked- who are your dates?" I say.

"Dexter Donovan asked me to go with him yesterday," Clair smiles.

Kalli blushes before saying, "an upperclassman. Michal Zambini," I know who Michal is, well, I've heard of him at least.

"Who are you going with Brennan?" Kalli asks, it's an innocent question, but I take it as a threat.

"No one. I mean, I'm not going,"

"Really? No special girl in your life?" Kalli smirks playfully.

"Where'd you get your dress Kalli?" Clair swoops in to help me.

"Ralph Lauren, it's kind of old which sucks, but I didn't want to buy a new one in case I forgot it here over the summer," Poor Kalli Caulder, forced to wear an old dress, I think sarcastically.

Mimi Elliot's POV

I walk around the hallway, moping about. I have no date now Matthew and Maxine are together. Those two deserve each other, I keep telling myself. I'm glad Matthew and I are over. That is until I see him walking through the hall now with his hair ruffled over and a sideways grin on his perfect face. He spells out trouble in his crystal blue eyes. I put on a bored expression, and keep my chin up.

"What?" I snap when he approaches me.

"I… um Maxine is going out of town for a few days. She left this morning. She's going to visit her family for her brother's birthday,"

"And why do I suddenly give a shit about Maxine?" I cross my arms over my chest and tap my foot. Matthew lowers his eyes.

"I wanted to know if you'd go to the party with me," My mouth drops, shock written all over my face. He did not just say that.

"So you can drop me again? Who do you think I am? You think I'll just fall back into your arms and let this start all over again?! You must really be full of yourself- Kalli was right," I fire at him before whipping around and heading in the opposite direction towards the basement.

I decide to do a lap around the school to calm myself down. At least Matthew will be all alone tonight, I think, but it isn't as satisfying as I hoped. I walk down the steps to the dark, damp basement. Only the potions class remains down here. Years ago the rest of it was torn down.

As I carefully step around a wet puddle I hear voices coming from the room. I'm about to hurry by, unnoticed when I recognize one of the voices. I can't remember where I've heard it before, or who it is. A small quivering voice talks to the other one.

"Master, please do not make me do this. The boy deserves to have fun tonight. Albus said it was a treat for all," I can tell this voice belongs to a house elf.

"To hell with Albus!" The other one calls, much more bitter and high-pitched than the first. "Give the boy the plant and follow him! If he does what I've instructed for him, we have no problems! You've been commanded Tinka!"

"Yes Master Lestrange,"

My stomach drops for the second time tonight. It-it can't be her! She's dead for heaven's sake! Sure enough however, that voice was her's. I can tell now I've been fed a piece of information like that.

"Tinka, I've asked you not to call me by my last name," she sneers.

"S-sorry master,"

"That's your third slip of the night, my dear, looks like you're out!" God, no. This doesn't sound good… "Crucio," she mutters under her breath, just loud enough to filter through the door to my ears.

Before I know what's happening I hear a strangled cry coming from the room. It makes my heart grow cold. Footsteps head towards me, and I can tell Bellatrix has chosen to wear heels tonight by the way they "clop, clop," on the floor. I jump from the door when the handle starts to turn like it's on fire.

A woman who looks nothing like Ms. Lestrange stands behind the door. It's Elanor. At first she looks startled to see me, but then her lips curl into a smile.

"How long have you been standing there dear?" She asks sweetly.

"Long enough," I answer simply, before turning to run away, but a bony hand grabs my wrist.

"Oh no, no, no! My darling, I can't simply let you run off like that! You'll tell," She snarls, drawing a gnarly twisted wand from her pocket.

"Please!" My courage is taken away, "Please, I'll do anything! I won't tell- ever," I beg her to spare me.

"And I will make sure of it, AVADA KADAVRA!"

Got a *secret*
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it in your pocket
Taking this one to the g/r/a/v/e

Now there's your real chapter for the day! I lied, the finale should be next chapter!
Hey guys, I'm sick… (Karen Smith voice), but I am for real… hope you enjoyed, if possible…