Albus Potter and the Ghost's Secret

"There may no be Lord Voldemort... But there are still secrets Hogwarts have..."

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2. The Tear of Lestrange

"Wicked!" another boy blurted out.

"A Lestrange!" a girl exclaimed.

The window surface became cold, like how dementors pass happiness. Only this wasn't caused by dementors; it was caused by ghosts. Knightly-day spirits came floating down, whooshing and speeding across the windows as if it was looking for someone. A plump ghost; with a satchel and ragged clothes narrowed his eyes at Albus.

"Found it!" it called.

"Where? Potter! I'm going to kill you!" exclaimed a ghost.

"Potter! Leave him to me!" another one shouted.

"No! I must have the Potter!" a ghost scowled.

"Leave him alone! It's Bellatrix's Potter!" a yowl arose.

The ghost muttered their disappointments, as they floated away. A woman, with sleek black hair and black lipstick with the gown of bloodthirsty black approached Albus.

"Potter!" she scowled.

"Bellatrix Lestrange," Albus countered fiercely.

"Is there a Weasely there? Ah! A Weasely!" Bellatrix scoffed, as she narrowed her eyes at Hannah, Albus' cousin.

"Leave her alone!" Albus shielded her bravely.

"And what like a first year like you can do to me?"

"I'll... do the same as Grandma Molly!" Albus unsheathed his wand, a phoenixfeather with circular bulges like the Elder Wand, only just a tad bit weaker.

"Hah! Do you think that'll work on me?"

Suddenly, a bright flash, brighter than the ghosts, swarmed and pushed along the cluster of spirits. It bounced with the speed of light, heading right for Bellatrix like a bull and a red target. Albus knew what the bright flash was. It was an Auror! It swiveled into a human, a familiar man. "Uncle George!" Albus cheered. George smiled at him, but then flashed a threatening glare at Bellatrix.

"You shouldn't be here," George scowled.

"And what? With all the Lestranges?" Bellatrix hissed, and let out a menacing, mental laugh as she faced the swirling hurricane of moaning spirits.

"I'm an Auror, Bellatrix. I can arrest your family."

"Oh? Like I did with your brother? Only that I did more than arrest him... I killed him!" Bellatrix let out another, hardy laugh.

George's face prowled with anger. "Shut up!" He forced his wand at Bellatrix. "Finite Incantatum!"

Suddenly, Bellatrix froze in her spot, like a stone statue. She held her mouth open, but she was still able to speak. George had to put a silencing spell on her, when he led him to the Auror's office. Albus sensed something different in these ghosts, other than the castle ghosts. They were moaning for something; and it wasn't just the Lestranges. There were different families swarming with the dark witch's kin. The ghosts feared something. Something terrible.

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