Lea and the Potter gang made their way down to the dungeons to Severus' office. They opened it to find Draco and Severus sitting by the desk, both waiting for the group.
"Potter, Granger, Weasley, take a seat," Severus said, Lea was walking around, with Raven at her feet. Soon, both got bored and Raven jumped onto the potions master's desk, weaving her way through the various papers and vials. Soon, she got bored with this too and jumped up to Severus' arms and started purring.
"As you all know, Lea is a werewolf. I assume that you explained to Potter and Weasley what happened," he asked Lea, who nodded her head, with a small grin.
"You should have seen their reactions," Lea said wistfully, both had faces of pure shock and stuttered for five minutes after hearing the full story.
"I imagine they looked like fish," Severus said with a sneer.
"Why exactly did you bring us down here," Harry asked, getting angry.
"Ah. That would be my fault, Harry. I need to talk to you five," Dumbledore said with an apologetic smile.
"I assume that you have at least listened to Granger and not told anyone that Lea is a werewolf," Severus sneered at Harry and Ron. Lea snorted at that, and then she had to explain.
"Ronald decided it was a good idea to vent at his house, where everyone heard. Including the twins, who in turn, told the Quidditch team, who in turn told the Ravenclaw team, who told the Slytherin and Hufflepuff teams. All this took place on the train, and now it's the best gossip in the school," Lea explained. "I'm going to get so many owls," she said with a sigh. It was first year all over again, but this time, the parents would demand that she leave.
"I will have to talk to the students, but I can assure you, that they will most likely forget this as a rumor after tonight's feast," Dumbledore said.
"Hey! How do you know that Malfoy wasn't the one who told everyone," Ron demanded.
"He knew last year, didn't tell his father, and I heard Jordan Lee talking about how Fred and George told him an the team," Lea said with an exasperated sigh. Then she perked up. "Can we go eat now," she asked as she thought of food.
"Yes, you may. I must see the sorting after all. Come, it's time we join the others," Dumbledore said as he strode out of the room, followed by the Potter gang and then Severus, leaving Lea and Draco alone.
"Hey, Lea? Can I talk with you for a minute," Draco asked, a little nervous.
"Sure. What's up, Dragon?" she asked, using Raven's name for Draco. At his confused look, she explained that was what Raven called him.
"Makes sense, I mean, it is Latin for dragon," Draco said, getting more comfortable. "Anyway, I wanted to know why you don't like my father. It's obvious that you don't. I think you even growled at him a few times. Why? You seem fine with my mother."
"Ever wonder why Dumbledore never contacted your family after the Wolfsbane Potion stunt? Earlier in the day I found out about your mysterious bruises. I sorta went into your mind without permission. He hurts you, you're afraid of him, so I don't like him," Lea explained. Draco blushed lightly as she explained everything.
"Thanks for not telling my father," Draco said with a small smile of thanks.
"I can't believe anyone would do that to their pups," Lea muttered darkly.
"Well, it's mostly stopped," Draco said getting up while trying to calm Lea down.
"Mostly," she asked with a growl.
"Almost all the way. But I should warn you that he wants to destroy you and get you out of the school. By any means necessary," Draco said, the implied threat obvious.
"If he tries, I'll bite his head off," Lea said with a shrug. "Now come on, we need to get to the feast. I need to eat," she said dramatically while pulling Draco after her.
The couple got to the Great Hall and Lea immediately let go of Draco's hand and they snuck to the Slytherin table and sat down. After the sorting, Dumbledore made a speech about how Hogwarts was hosting two other magical schools, while also hosting the very dangerous and DEADLY Triwizard Tournament. Lea did not envy the three wizards that were picked for that, especially when she had read about how one year a challenge was to last the night in the Forbidden Forest with giant spiders, werewolves, and even blood thirsty vampires running amuck. Though, one of the challenges was to swim with great white sharks, and Lea's always wanted to do that. In the end, it didn't matter because only those who were 17 could enter anyway.
During the feast, word quickly spread about Lea being a werewolf, and contrary to Dumbledore's beliefs, the news of the contest only added to the rumors, saying that Lea herself would be one of the challenges during the full moon.
Dumbledore also introduced Mad-Eye Moody, the new DADA teacher. Immediately, The Wolf was wary of him and hostile towards the professor and Lea became confused. She started to wonder if her Wolf had gone crazy or if Dumbledore had. Either way, neither was good and Lea hoped to God that her Wolf was crazy, otherwise those in the tournament were doomed.
After the feast, Lea was told by Dumbledore that Lea had to begin missing classes for the full moon as to not alert those who want to hurt Lea about her special abilities. In the end, Lea didn't mind much, seeing as she could do all her work and not have to chant spells at all. Now, Lea didn't have to put charms around her bed for minor pranks, just the deadly and/or very dangerous kinds. She slept fine that night, not including the hourly wake up calls from her Wolf.