7. Year One-Chapter Seven
"Good evening."Professor McGonagall said followed by a smug Draco."Come with me."She said to all three of us.I glared at Draco as he smirked back at us."Cockroach."I muttered.We stopped in her office in a line.Draco a few feet over."Nothing, I repeat, nothing gives a student the right to walk about the school at night. Therefore, as punishment for your actions, 50 points will be taken." "50!?"I exclaimed in a questioning form."Each. And to ensure it doesn't happen again, all five of you will receive detention."I smirked and let my eyes fall on Draco."Excuse me, Professor. Perhaps I heard you wrong. I thought you said...the five of us."I nodded."No, you heard me correctly, Mr. Malfoy. You see, as honorable as your intentions were, you too were out of bed after hours. You will serve detention with your classmates."I hid my smirk behind a frown and followed them out with Filch leading us.
"Draco and Tiger,Harry and Hermione,then I'll take Ron."I gave a look."We get Fang then."Draco said."Fine then but he's a bloody coward."Hagrid said.I lead into the forest looking at the silver blood."Unicorn blood?"I asked looking at Hagrid."Yep,what we're here for. See that? That's unicorn's blood, that is. I found one dead a few weeks ago. Now, this one's been injured bad by something."I nodded and we started walking.Draco kept grumbling about how Fang wouldn't leave my side and how he got stuck with a potter."You know it isn't any better I'm stuck with you."I said stopping and turning to face him letting the hand that was holding the lantern up fall to my side."Ke-keep that up."Draco tried to demand.I smirked hearing a stutter."Scared much Malfoy?"I asked looking around then down."N-No."He said standing tall.I looked back up and nearly fell over.I let out a loud scream alarming Fang and Draco who ran off.I dropped the lantern and fell backwards as the figure came closer."Tiger Potter."The thing growled at me going to reach out to me but a centaur came and scared it off."Tiger Potter, you must leave. You are known to many creatures here. The forest is not safe at this time. Especially for you." "But..but not many people know who I am."The centaur bowed."You're a very well known girl here.Many creatures are loyal to you."I stood up and nodded."What was that?"I asked."A monstrous creature. It is a terrible crime to slay a unicorn. Drinking the blood of a unicorn will keep you alive even if you are an inch from death. But at a terrible price. You have slain something so pure that the moment the blood touches your lips, you will have a half-life. A cursed life."I looked up at him."Who would choose such a life?"I asked staring at him confused."Can you think of no one?"He asked."Do you mean to say...that that thing that killed the unicorn...that was drinking its blood...that was Voldemort?"I asked my eyes widening."Do you know what is hiding in the school?" "The Philosopher's Stone."I say watching him nod.I turn at the sound of Fang's bark.Harry immediately attacked me in a hug."I'm fine."I say still a little shook up."Fine!That thing nearly killed you!"Draco exclaimed white as a ghost."Hello there, Firenze. I see you've met our young Ms. Potter. You all right there, Tiger?"I nodded pulling away from my brother to hug Hermione."Tiger Potter.This is where I leave you.You're safe now.Good luck."I nodded and looked at Hagrid.I'll have to ask him about what Firenze meant by me being known here.
"I sat in front of the fire blankly staring at it as Harry,Hermione,and Ron wrapped their heads around my story."You mean to say,You-Know-who is out there right now?"Hermione asked.I nodded blankly blinking before placing my chin on my lifted knees."But he weak?"Harry asked.I,again,nodded."If he comes back he'll try to kill Tiger."Ron said to Harry and Hermione.I quickly stood."I think if Firenze wasn't there he would have.He knew my name."I say swallowing the lump in my throat and fall back onto a chair."And to think I've been worrying about my potions final."Ron said gulping."Hang on a minute. We're forgetting one thing. Who's the one wizard Voldemort always feared?"Hermione asked standing up.Ron and Harry shrugged."Dumbledore."I say looking up at her."As long as Dumbledore's around, you're safe. As long as Dumbledore's around, you can't be touched."She says looking at me in directly.I smiled a little and walked upstairs careful enough to step over Fred and George's trip wire."Careful."I call out going to my dormitory.
"Someone spoiled it."George said looking at me."Yes,someone!"Fred said also staring at me."I'm sorry that I didn't feel like dealing with some silly prank at one in the bloody morning."I growled,glaring up at them.The flinched back."Someone's in a mood."Lee muttered getting a glare from me as well."If looks could kill." "We'd be dead."Fred and george said.I stood up slamming my hands on the table."Bloody hell you are annoying."I shout and walk out.I spotted my brother talking to Hagrid.I walked over but started running and jumped on his back.His arms instinctively wrapped around my things as I wrapped my arms around his neck and placed my head on his shoulder."Well, of course he was interested in Fluffy! How often do you come across a three headed dog, even if you're in the trade? But I told him. I said, "The trick with any beast is to know how to calm him. Take Fluffy, for example, just play him a bit of music and he falls straight to sleep."I gawked at Hagrid."Shouldn't have said that."I jumped off Harry's back and ran off with the others."Where're you going!?"Hagrid yelled after us.
"We need to speak to Dumbledore!"I said quickly to McGonagall catching my breath."I'm afraid Professor Dumbledore is not here. He received an urgent owl from the Ministry of Magic and left immediately for London."My eyes widen."What he's gone?Now!?But it's about the..Philosopher's Stone."Harry says being hesitate if he should let her know we knew or not."How do you know?"McGonagall said pretty shocked."Someone's going to try and steal it."Harry and I say at the same time."I don't know how you four found out about the stone, but I can assure you it is perfectly well-protected. Now would you go back to your dormitories? Quietly."We nodded and left.My mind started racing and I walked the other way running out to the Forbidden forest.I fell to my knees half way in."Tiger?''I looked up to see a different Centaur.I quickly stood."Yes?"I asked.He bowed."I'm Ras.Was great friends with your father and his friends."I smiled."Come with me."I followed him through the forest stopping at a large tree,the whomping willow."That hole there."He pointed out a the large hole."Your father used to go there alot."I nodded"Be careful.It's not very friendly."