6. After the night in Snape's Office
“Miss. Weasley, what are you doing in my office” Snape said angrily “I saw… the tower… and you run… and blue light… then you locked the door” Hollis said through her tears “stop crying” Snape demanded. Hollis was impressed that he looked so calm when she had just gone through all of his things it was completely amazing “you and Dumbledore in the tower” she said when she stopped crying. Dumbledore and Snape looked at each other “I saw a blue flash and then that thing you were holding disappeared and then I saw you walking past the hospital wing and followed you and hid but then you locked the door and I was stuck” she said looking at his quizzical face. Snape and Dumbledore just stood there staring at each other “what exactly did you hear Miss. Weasley?” Dumbledore asked “well professor Snape was mad because you couldn’t help him and then he called you a bastard and locked me in his room” Hollis said, Snape shot a glare at her “really Severus?” he asked with a cheeky smile on his face Snape just stared at Hollis “and I’m really sorry I touched your stuff but I got bored and tried to make a potion. I am so sorry” she said starting to cry again. Snape didn’t seem to be anymore angry “what potion did you make Miss. Weasley, I want to make sure it is not dangerous” Hollis handed Snape the vial of the alatakit. Snape looked at it for several moments “this is very well done Miss. Weasley” he said, Hollis decided against telling him she had the aging potion in her pocket “detention for the week seems appropriate” Dumbledore said, he knew that this was a fairly light punishment but he let her off anyway “she already has a weeks detention” Snape said. Dumbledore frowned at Hollis “well detention for the rest of the month” he said.
Snape glared at Hollis and Dumbledore as they left his office he didn’t see why he should have to spend every night for the rest of the month with Hollis, though he was impressed by her potion, it was a 5th year level potion and she was only in her first year, it interested him. When she got back to the common room all her brothers and sister ran up and gave her a hug “where were you?” Ginny asked, her brothers looked anxious to her the answer “Snape’s office” she said. All their jaws dropped “what?” they all said practically in unison, she told them about the blue flash and how she got locked in his office, then she pulled the aging potion out of her pocket and showed it to them. “Mum is going to flip” Fred said looking at the bottle in Hollis’ hand “she won’t know that I have it” Hollis said “no, no about the detentions” he said. Hollis looked at them “what does she do when you two get detention?” she asked Fred and George “well the first time we got detention she sent us a howler, it was awful” George said. Hermione started lecturing her about snooping “Hermione, you can’t lecture me about snooping, Ron told me how much of a snoop you are” Hollis said pushing Hermione away “I am going to get ready for class”.
All through that days lesson Ginny kept asking her questions about Snape and Dumbledore it was getting on Hollis’ nerves “so… what was Snape holding?” Ginny asked during DADA. Hollis clenched her fist, it was their last class of they day and it was about the billionth time she had asked “I don’t know Gin, I would have told you if I did” Hollis yelled, everyone looked at them “now what do we have here, are you two fighting?” Lockhart said in his annoyingly perfect voice. Hollis clenched her fists “oh no professor I just yell at my sister all the time” she said sarcastically, Lockhart was such an idiot that he didn’t even pick up on the sarcasm “well my dear I think detention might be appropriate for yelling at one of my prize students, lucky you get to spend it with me” he said. Hollis rolled her eyes at his stupid comment “I already have detention with Snape” she said, Lockhart smiled and grabbed Hollis’ arm “well I have saved you from the grasp of that wicked old bat, you will spend your detention with me, magical me” he smiled, all the girls swooned. He walked back to the front of the class and did whatever he was doing, it certainly was not teaching though “I would rather spend my detention with Snape” Hollis whispered to Ginny, Ginny looked at her as if she were crazy “what is wrong with you?” Ginny said “Snape is a Death Eater, mum told us when we were like seven remember?” Hollis glared at her “I don’t think he is Gin, I have seen him at our house before and I don’t think dad would have Death Eaters in the house. Dad loves muggles and we are ‘blood traitors’ whatever that is” Hollis said. Ginny just looked at her holding back the yells and curses that she wanted to release on Hollis “you shouldn’t make that face Gin, you look constipated” Hollis said, Ginny snorted at her and turned away.