2. Chapter 2
The party soon ended and Hollis and Snape went back to his quarters, Hollis poured herself a glass of fire whiskey and sat down at the kitchen table, she rolled up her sleeves and looked at the red mark on her arm. She gave up on glasses and just drank out of the bottle “what is wrong with me?” she asked she was sniffling “I don’t even regret killing people, I liked it” she had finished the fire whiskey and grabbed a bottle of scotch. She opened it and started chugging it back “I laughed at them, I wanted them to suffer, I was a monster” she said, Snape walked over and took the scotch away from her, he ushered her over to the couch and sat her down “you were not a monster, you were raised to think that kind of behavior was right” he said. She snuggled into him “no it was me, I wanted to kill them, I wanted to hurt them, I wanted them to die” she wiped her eyes and sat up “maybe I should just give up” Severus gave her a hug and kissed her on the fore-head “no you should not, you have people that love you and would be distraught if you just gave up” he said, she could feel his warm hands on her back and his lips on her neck “yes well… maybe I won’t give up just yet” she said.
Hollis woke up at around midnight and walked up to the astronomy tower, she sat down cross legged in the middle of the room, and she took a small flask out of her pocket. She drank from it, it had rum in it “Miss. Black” Hollis turned around to see Dumbledore standing at the door “Professor” she said. He walked over and sat next to her and took her flask “sorry” she said, Dumbledore didn’t answer he just looked up at the sky “you are not a bad person Hollis, you were never a bad person, you were just misguided” he said. Hollis smiled at him “thank you, for giving me a chance” she said “you are a wonderful man” she stood up “thanks” she said again. Hollis walked down to the dungeons slowly, she was thinking about everything, she had had a weird year that’s for sure but she had no reason to be as sad as she was, she should be happy, everything in her life was right again. All Hollis wanted to do was cuddle up into Mrs. Weasley's arms and cry, she was just overwhelmed with all the changes that had happened. She walked into Snapes quarters, lay on the couch covered herself in a blanket and started sobbing, she was crying loudly but Snape didn’t hear her, she was crying and screaming on the couch until she eventually fell asleep.