Between Crown and Heart

Galaxy Charmé gets nearly kidnapped by death eaters but luckily she's saved by Albus Dumbledore who has been searching for her for the past few years as the death eaters did.But why?Galaxy is told that she will end a cruel war,but how if she has never heard anything about true magic?How if she neither has faith in magic,nor in herself?Strange things happen to her and she falls in love with her Professor Severus Snape who will never belong to her as long as she won't confess her love to him.
Time passes then and she learns what important role she plays in this war and moreover how she has to fulfill it:She has to betray everyone she is fond with.She has to leave them alone when they need her most.And her love's fate is already sealed before her own fate was.
How will she experience her new destiny and how the loss of her life?In the end she will need a shoulder to cry on after her sacrifices but no one will be there for her.Thus be you there for her and give her a shoulder to cry on.


44. My Guardian

I peeked carefully around the huge Hogwarts entrance.

"No one's there, Ro." I whispered.

"And no one's here!" He said in my mind.

Ro volunteered himself to go further out on the grounds to see whether there was someone or not because if he was seen by the teachers, they may have been merciful and let him go with the excuse that he is an animal and he needs some night outing.  

In my case there would be two weeks of detentions at least!

"Great! I'm coming!" Looking one last time inside of the school, I run out to the next tree and hid there.

"And? Am I visible, Ro?"

"No, great hiding!"

"Okay. I will count to five and then we will run as fast as possible towards the forrest. We stop only when we have arrived there, understood?"


"Fine." I took a deep breath.

"One... two... three... four... five!" I run towards the barely visible forrest. Suddenly on my left I made out a running tiger who outran me.

"I am there! Where are you?" Ro asked.


I looked at Hagrid's Hut while running to see if he noticed us but he didn't. I turned my head and saw that I reached the forrest and I let me fall to the ground beside Royalty in relieve.  

We both were breathing heavily.

After we caught our breaths Ro said to me:

"You were quite quick."

"Don't taunt me." I said offended.

"No, honestly, you are pretty fast! Maybe you will outrun me sometime!"

"Me? And outran you? A tiger?! Of course, Ro!" I slapped him slightly.

"Ouch!" He said playfully.

"So, we are here and what should we do now?" he asked then.

"I don't know... Maybe wait? But I don't have so much time!" I said worried.

"And this place is pretty scary, too!" Ro added.

"Hello?" I said weakly.

"Are you mad? Don't you know which strange and creepy creatures live here? I have heard some scary stories from the other animals in school and they all had no happy ends!" he gulped.

Ignoring his remark I yelled: "Hello?" and it echoed all in the forrest.

A few noises were heard but only of some scared animals which ran away.  

Ro whimpered and I wondered why he was that scared? Usually he is the brave one.

"Ssh, Ro. Everything is alright. I am here with you. And as long as we are together there can't, there won't happen any thing!" I hugged him and he buried his face in my stomach.

After a few moments Royalty relaxed a little. But still there, nothing happened!

"Maybe we should go, Ro. Nobody's coming. Maybe it was just an imagination," I said disappointed.  

Ro agreed relieved and we walked out the forrest.


A scream erupted out of my lungs. Someone grabbed me from behind and pulled me back in the deep dark forrest. Everything flew past me and I didn't understand what was happening! Besides, Royalty vanished away, I couldn't see him anymore! 

I tried to free me but the arms around my stomach didn't loosen.  

Suddenly, everything stopped moving and I fell to the ground, released by the grab of the stranger. I shivered and panted heavily.

"I am very sorry, My Lady." A familiar female voice said.

I turned around and looked up. A hooded dark figure stood two steps away from me. I stood up and pointed shakily my wand at the stranger.

"Who are you?!" I tried to yell confidently but my trembling voice gave a different impression.

"I am your guardian, My Lady," the female voice said calmly and the figure bowed down.

"What?!" I asked.

"Your guardian. My task is to keep you safe and protect you from harm."

"I don't believe you! Show me your face!" I demanded with fear.

"I can't. The tenet forbids me to." I blinked confused.

"Which tenet?" I asked.

"The tenet for guardians of the Regina. We always keep it with us, as it is demanded. May I put it out my pocket to show you, My Lady?" She asked.

"Don't try to be over smart. I will kill you right away if you try something stupid!" I yelled while I remembered the killing curse Professor Moody demonstrated to us on our first DADA lesson.

"Of course not! How do I dare something like that, My Lady?"  

The figure searched for a parchment and hold it in front of me.  

I took it and opened it.

I pointed my wand unwillingly from the figure at the parchment and said: "Lumus!"

Light appeared.  

I looked at it and I saw an enumeration of 9 aspects written down.

I read it out loud:

"1. You will carry this 'lege' always with you. 

2. You will belong to your Regina. 

3. You will have no will. 

4. You will fulfill every need of your Regina. 

5. You will be always there, when needed.  

6. You will obey to your Regina. 

7. You will sacrifice yourself for your Regina. 

8. You may die for your Regina. 

9. You will never reveal yourself."

After every point I read out, more and more goosebumps appeared on my body.

"Who made this barbaric rules? This seems like a slave law. That's dreadful! How can exist something like that in the 21st century and moreover in Europe?!" I thought.

I looked back at her.

"Please make the light disappear or other wise you will attract unmerciful creatures. They all obey to you of course but for now, at the very beginning, we should be more careful, My Lady." she said.

I wanted to trust this person but meeting each other that late, in the Forbidden Forrest and not revealing herself and showing me this strange parchment made me suspicious.  

Nevertheless, I made the light vanish and pointed my wand back at her.

"Why did you call me?" I asked authorized to hide my fear.

"I am here because it is time for you to know who you are." I looked confused at her.

"I am a girl who found out she can conjure." I said. The stranger laughed beautifully.

"You are quite right, My Lady." She said.

"But you are much more than this." She made a pause.

"You are the strongest wizard in the world right now. You are Queen, the head of state, of every single being of this world. Someone like you is chosen only every thousand years!" I knitted my eye-brows.

"What do you mean? I thought Albus Dumbledore is the strongest wizard and then after him... you-know-who." I whispered the last part because calling his name in the Forbidden Forest seemed very unwise to me.


"You are stronger than the both of them together, My Lady. You are currently the power holder of our world and the youngest in the history!" It still didn't sound convincing.

"Why... me?" I picked one question out of millions.

"You surely have certain qualities but which? Well, time will reveal them." she said wise.

"Why me?" I asked again.  

"Why me?! You know how much confusion and pain this brought to me? My whole life is changed by... by this! Why me? Why me of all humans?" I said in agony and let my wand arm down to my side .

"I don't know, My Lady," she said sorrowful.  

"I don't know why your predecessor chose you and moreover, why only after 219 years. There was never a Muggle selected for this important position before, nor someone that young," she said stunned.

"My predecessor?" I asked in wonder.

"Yes, every Regina chooses her successor after thousand years. Usually they are very skilled, pure-blood witches and at least 40 years old."

I stepped closer to her. "Who's mine?" 

"I am going to ask her why she destroyed my life by selecting me." I thought.

"I don't know. Guardians aren't allowed to know the previous Regina. Every Regina gets a new guardian therefore. And guardians don't know other guardians, that's not allowed, too," she said. I looked at her pitiful.

"Is she allowed anything?"

"How does they know that this is the right person when they see her?"

"I don't know, My Lady. Every Regina has her own criteria," she said.

"And how does they choose someone? Do they use a spell or something to 'mark' the successor?" I asked jokingly.

"Well, it's a little different. They leave the royal mark somewhere on your body with their wands. Only a guardian, hence me, can see it and make it emerge."

I thought of any marks on my body but I realized that there were no marks, besides the ones on my inner forearms; those from my unsuccessful attempt of suicide.

"Do the predecessor make themselves visible to the successor?"

"No. The new Regina should know nothing about her selection. Only the right time should reveal this." I furrowed my eyebrows. Right time?

"Why did you come now? Why not earlier or later?" I asked this question now that we talked about 'the right time'.

"Because you are ready now, My Lady."

"But why? How?!" I lost control.

"Why can't she just give me a straight and clear response?! A response that gives me an answer, not more questions!"

"Because you stood up for your pet against the person you love." I stopped breathing and remembered the encounter with Snape in the dungeons a few moments ago.

"As a Regina you should stand up for your subordinates, even against your very close love ones. You are now Queen of people and beings, your life belongs to witches, wizards, sorcerers and magical creatures who are under your reign. You have no personal life anymore, My Lady." I gulped. She looked at me in silence.

"Royalty is not a subordinate. He is my companion," I said quiet. But realizing right then that Royalty was left there alone, I asked her: "Why didn't you take Royalty with us?"

"Because he is only a subordinate, My Lady."

"Quiet!" I yelled in anger and rose my wand at her again. "I told you he is not! And next time when we meet he will join us and you will treat him like my companion!"

"As you wish, My Lady." She bowed down.

Another question popped right then in my mind. "Why did you called me a few days earlier in the forrest? I thought that this is the right time to know what's happening to me and not earlier."

"You are right, My Lady. But back this day you were in great danger, one Professor of yours tried to do something evil to you." She said.

"Who?" I asked immediately.

"I don't know. I just saw that he was a very young one, certainly 30 years old, and he had a very dark past."

My heart stopped beating.

"No, that's impossible."

"I am sorry, My Lady. But there was this young Professor who tried to-"

"NO!" I yelled.

"A 30 years old professor, the youngest professor in school right now, that... that means... No, that's not true... It can't be true!" I thought.

"And with a very dark past... No, he hasn't a dark past. No. But, his childhood..."

My heart tore apart.

"Snape. It was Snape."

"Professor Snape wanted to harm me." Tears formed in my eyes.  

"The man I fall in love with wants to harm me. H-He doesn't love me."

I sighed and cried.

"My Lady," my guardian said in wonder but I was busy in trying to find an excuse for Snape's actions in my mind.

"My Lady." My guardian bowed besides me and took my left hand which was covering my crying face with the other hand.

She rolled up my sleeve and touched my forearm, right there where I cut my arm vein, trying to kill myself.  

I tried to release my arm because I didn't want to see a stranger in which terrible and fragile condition I was or sometimes still I am.

But she grabbed my wrist back and said: "The royal mark, My Lady."

I got annoyed because this cutting marks I did to me on my very own were no indications for a royal mark!

Nevertheless, my guardian started to mumble something underneath her breath. Additionally, light came out of her hands and she started to move one hand around my wrist, then she touched it with her fingers.  

I looked astonished what was happening and forgot that I was crying for Snape two minutes ago. 

A little ball of light moved under the skin of my wrist and my skin started to shine and tingle there. But then pressure started to accumulate right there under my skin, it seemed as the light wanted to explode out of my wrist. The pressure was not only getting uncomfortable, it started to hurt under my skin.

"It hurts," I said to her but she just answered calmly: "It is over very soon. Just a few moments, My Lady."

I gasped. I felt my cutting scars split open. I screamed. It burned terribly, as like someone was holding a sweltering metal piece from inside against my skin. I screamed again and hold with my other hand my burning wrist but it didn't stop, it got only more worst.

"H-Help!" I gasped.

"Please hang on, it's nearly visible," She said. I screamed and coiled on the ground slightly. I remembered the Crucio curse. I screamed more.

My guardian gasped and said: "My Lady, look!" I looked at the burning wrist and saw a light coming out from my wrist. Tears blocked my vision but I saw a rose with two sprouted stems which surrounded the rose in a fish shape forming on my skin. It still hurt too much and I screamed again.

"We are nearly finished. Only a minute more, My Lady." I gasped.

"One more minute?! I gonna die!"

Right then a very bright light erupted out my wrist. The pain which I felt was like thousands of very angry taurus, running up and down my wrist. I screamed one last time in pain when the light vanished and left me panting powerlessly on the ground, sweat covering my whole body.

"Your mark. You are now officially marked, My Lady!"

My guardian let some emotions slip for the very first time.  

I only gasped breathless and tried to avoid thinking of that pain again.

"I will inform the whole world with that great news, that we have a new Regina, who takes care of us and who will save us. Right on my way back to my sleeping place," she said cherish.

I shook my head. "No, not know," I said between heavy breathing.

"It's not the right time." I added.

I could imagine a frown on her but she obeyed as if this was her destiny. In fact, it really was!

"As you say, My Lady.  

I think you should go now, My Lady. Your pet is considering to call a Professor because you are still not back." She said while I was still groggy from that mark.

"But we need to meet again. You need to learn a lot more. Things that exceed your education in Hogwarts. When do you wish to see me again, My Lady?" she asked.

I tried to think reasonable under my weakness and said the next proper answer that got on my mind: "Friday, afternoon."

"As you wish, My Lady," she bowed again.

"But before we part, I have to give you something."

I finally stood up shakily in wonder. 

She searched in her pockets again and took out a big folded paper and a very thick and very heavy book. I wondered how she got that in her robe.  

I gasped. It was even heavier than all my baggage when I travelled to Hogwarts! And it was a painful burden for my sore wrist.

"What's that?" I panted.

"Guardians are not allowed to know what this is. Our task is only to give this to the Regina. 

But what we know about this is, once in the wrong hands, our world would descend into chaos, some very bad and cruel things might happen then. That's why it is very important to keep it always with you, always!"

"But how can I carry something like this with me? And all the time?" I asked aghast.

"There are charms which make things smaller and bigger, My Lady." She said and I believed that she giggled lightly.

She took carefully my arm and we just wanted to walk towards Hogwarts when she stopped.

"One thing before you go, may I have my 'lege' back, My Lady?" I looked surprised at her and wondered what she meant.

"The first parchment I gave you." She added.

"Oh, yes, of course! Sorry," I said weak and took it out my pocket.

"Oh, please don't apologize. I am not worth of your apologizes." She said and bowed again. This made me sombre.

"No, you are not right. Everyone is worth of something. And worth of apologizes is every being on this planet, even you!" I said and thought that I should change the tenet a little, as the Queen of this world I can do that now.

"As you say, My Lady." She said but it seemed that she didn't realized what I said by heart.

"I will bring you out of the forrest." She said next.  

She grabbed me very carefully by my arm again and we walked towards the exit.

Questions were spinning through my mind and again I didn't know where to start structuring my thoughts. Additionally, my wrist was hurting terribly and it was even bleeding. 

I didn't know how long we walked until I saw Royalty marching up and down the edge of the forrest. My guardian stopped us and bowed down beside me.

"Farewell, My Lady." And disappeared back, in the dark forrest.


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