I AM NOW BACK WITH CHAPTER 9 (AM I HERE ALREADY?!)

JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION I MIGHT NOT UPDATE THIS FOR A WHILE AS I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT, I WILL BE CONCERNTRATING ON THE MERLIN X HP CROSSOVER 'MERLIN GOES HOGWARTS STYLE',PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!

~CHAPTER 9~

LILY IN THE UNDERWORLD

[LILY]

I am very confused so please don't ask me to explain what Sev just said to me. It's weird really, the guy I thought was my best friend, you know that friend you know everything about; it turns out I didn't even know who his parents are. He's still the same old Severus, nothing has changed there, but is doesn't seem right anymore, how do I know he's not keeping any more big secrets from me. I'm very confused. He seems to think no-one will want to be his friend if they know his secret (people are very stereotypical), I suppose it is a little strange to be a demigod child of Hades, (he didn't mention any siblings) but he's still the same Sev, isn't he?

No, I'm not one of those people who would just abandon a friend because they are a bit different from me, a child doesn't chose his parents, so it would be very unfair to no longer be his friend because of his godly father.

So, a little update on my life: not five minutes ago I found out that my best friend is a demigod child of Hades (lord of the underworld and all that resides under the Earth if you didn't know). Then professors Dumbledore and Slughorn were outside and Sev offered to take me to the underworld. Right then I would have done anything to escape detention so I took his arm and the world descended into shadow.

When we got out of the endless shadow I found myself in a dimly lit room with Severus. It was the same room with the same chair and bed I had dreamt about all those nights ago.

"Welcome to my rooms in the underworld" said Sev with a hint of amusement in his voice

"Th-these are yours?"

"While I'm in the Underworld yeah, during holidays I train and sometimes spend the night here." He walked over to a window, I had not noticed this before and little light came through it lighting the room. I walked over and looked out, I gasped.

The sky was a mix of blood red and a deep crimson casting an eerie glow across the landscape. I looked down and saw we were at the top of a very tall tower, I saw a courtyard full of all manner of strange creatures, there were massive hounds the size of a big car, weird black things with leathery wings and skin, things that looked like they were half man half bull with massive horns. I looked beyond the wall and saw a massive expanse of field full of lost souls thinking abut all their crimes. they seemed to not know who they were or where they were, I found this very disturbing indeed. I looked to my left and saw a golden gate with some writing over the gate in ancient Greek with modern English underneath it. It read Elysium, and it looked about the only nice looking place around here. I looked away and noticed the screams from over to my left, I saw another field, but this time it was full of people being tortured, the screams were of sinners, people who had been bad in life, and lived a pleasurable one from their deeds in most cases, who now paid in their death, tortured souls.

"The Fields of Punishment, a real shock to the system when you first see it" said Sev, breaking the silence atop the tower,

"what do you have to do to end up with that?!"

"something that displeases the gods, or at any rate my father. Be generally really evil, not many get it that bad though, most people get Asphodel" he gestured to the field full of lost souls immediately in front of the palace "and Elysium if you're lucky, the fate that awaits hero's and people who do real good"

I felt sick, death sounded really horrible now. I turned round facing the room, I didn't want to look out of that window for one more second.

"when did you find out" I inquired, "you know, about being a demigod"

"let me show you" he replied and took my hand and looked directly into my eyes, I was just about to inquire on the strange action when the room around me began to dissolve and change around me. I was stood in the kitchen on the Snape house on Spinners End.

FLASH BACK

I hadn't been here very often but I was pretty sure it looked quite normal, Severus was sat at the small table staring down at his food, quite put of eating after feeling the hatred between his parents at the table. Then there was a knock at the door, both his parents stood up at once to answer but instead of moving toward the door they continued to stare at each other, seeing who would sit down first and let the other answer the door. Severus sighed and got up, he walked through the small sitting room and to the front door, he opened it to reveal the man I saw sitting at his side in my dream, this was Hades I presumed.

"You must be Severus" he said, lost for word Severus just nodded as the man continued "I haven't seen you since you were a baby" he continued and strode past him. Sev followed him into the kitchen where he found Tobias Snape attempting to intimidate Hades:

"who are you, get out of my house!"

"if I am to tell you who I am then you will first reply me in telling me who you are"

"get out now"

This went on for a few minutes before Sev lost patience, "SHUT IT WILL YOU!" he shouted

"why you-" began Tobias before he was hit over the head with one of his (many) empty bottles of beer by his wife

"I can't tell you how much I have wanted to do that for years" she said before embracing the strange man. Severus looked on at the scene confused for a few minutes, I have to admit I would have reacted similar if that had happened at my house. after a few minutes of this Eileen spoke again "Severus, this is Hades, he's the Greek god of the underworld and your father"

Sev gazed at the two people for a moment, as he did this I was back in the underworld with Sev as if nothing had happened in the last few minutes. The corners of his mouth twitched, the closest he ever got to a smile.

"We probably should get back now" he said

"yeah, probably, the curtains of my bed are closed so if you can do that shadow thing no-one will notice"

"certainly" he said and we disappeared into the shadows, I hadn't realized that we were still holding hands.

I was relieved to be back in my own bed in the Gryffindor tower and away from all that death. I feel sorry for any child of Hades having to live in the Underworld.

SO HOW WAS THAT, I MIGHT NOT UPDATE FOR A WHILE WHILE I DECIDE WHAT TO DO NEXT. IT IS MOST LIKELY I WILL FINISH WITH ONE SMALL CHAPTER AND DO A SEQUEL ABOUT AFTER HOGWARTS AND STUFF