Bella sat looking at Hermione and Ethel with a look of desperation. They both looked at each other then at Bella. "We need to get you to the hospital wing now!" whispered Hermione. Ethel nodded and turned and went over to Snape. By now the class had moved over to work benches and were starting to brew their potions. "um professor?" Snape slowly turned to look at Ethel, who then lent forward to whisper into his ear. "Bellas in labour." Snape shot into action moving swiftly towards the back of the room. Although Snape didn't really want to be a part of all of this he felt like he had to, for Lily. For this reason he had made sure that Bella was safe and healthy without telling anyone. During her pregnancy Snape had actually snuck various different tonics and potions into Bellas drinks to keep her and the baby healthy. Snape crouched down to be eye level with Bella who was clutching onto anything that she could find. "Belladonna, in a moment I will have you taken out of the room, and taken to the hospital wing. Now remember nobody can see your bump so you have to try and walk normally to the door. Ethel go and fetch Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall, and Hermione go and fetch Harry." Snape the stood up followed by Bella and walked to the door. Snape then turned his head round and said to the class, "Any messing around and you will be very, very sorry." Bella sat on a bench in the corridor and tried to breathe. Snape then sat down next to her. "It will be fine."
As Bella tried to register Snapes sudden burst of kindness she felt another contraction and fought back a scream. "BELLA BELLA I'M HERE i'm here now." Bella looked so happy to see Harry who was followed by McGonagall and Dumbledore who quickly said, "Sirius and your mother are on the way." Harry thanked them and turned to look back at Bella. "Bell I will carry you there ok."
"Harry.......I.....am in...A LOT........of paaaiiin. do you REALLY think carrying me is wise?" Harry didnt reply and just lifted her up and cradled her in his arms. "Lets go shall we." He smiled and they all rushed to the hospital wing. Harry swiftly carried Bella over to the bed and drew he curtain, and Madame Pomfrey walked in. "Madame Pomfrey!" exclaimed Bella,"The baby is a week early! do you think it's really time???!!"
"I will have to check ok." She propped Bella up and told McGonagall, Snape,Dumbledore, Hermione, Ethel, Ron and Ginny (who had just arrived) to wait outside the screen. She then examined Bella. "My dear this baby is ready to come out!" Bella grasped Harrys hand "DON'T LEAVE ME" Harry chuckled and then pulled up a chair and sat down next to her. Half an hour past, all Bella could do was roll around and let out the occasional moan. Suddenly the screen pulled back a fraction and Narcissa fled to her daughters bedside. "Darling are you alright, how bad is the pain on a scale of one to ten? Harry Sirius is oustside and said to stay here and he will wait." Bella hugged her mother with a sigh of relief. A tear slowly fell out of one eye, and Narcissa slowly flicked it away, "It will be ok I promise." Over the next 10 minutes Narcissa had badgered Madame Pomfrey with in an inch of her life. "When will you give her some painkillers!"
"Im afraid I can't, wizarding laws state that nobody under the age of 18 is permitted to take these certain types of pain killers."
"Is there not anything you can give her?" said Harry
"Im afraid not dear, nothing that would help." Bella clenched Harrys hand.
"Harry.....it hurts...so....much." Harry kissed her on her forehead, and Madame Pomfrey examined Bella once again.
"Ohh Bella! now lets get you up and in a comfortable position, I think your baby will be born in a few minutes." Harry smiled enthusiastically whilst he and Narcissa helped get Bella ready and prop her back up.
"Darling, im not going to lie....it's going to hurt but I promise you it will be worth it." Bella tried to squeaze a smile but it turned into a muted howl as she tried to fight the pain of her contraction. "Ok Bella with the next contraction I want you to start pushing." By this Bella was almost in tears and was holding onto both Narcissa and Harrys hands.
"OK 1...2....3.....Push!" Bella pushed with all her might and when she had finished she began to gasp.
"Bell are you ok!" said Harry worried about Bellas gasping
"Dont worry Harry it just all the hard work." said Madame Pomfrey. Bella was pushing for five minutes when Madame Pomfrey suddenly said, "I can see the head!" they all smiled and the Harry and Narcissa began whispering words of encouragement. Bella pushed and pushed in the process almost crushing Narcissa and Harrys hands. "and thats the head!" exclaimed Madame Pomfrey. Bella gave two more pushes and then, "YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL!!!!" Bella panted with exhaustion and happieness as Harry cried and cut the cord. Madame Pomfrey gave her a quick wash and then handed her over to Bella. She was beautiful, she had Harrys eyes. Narcissa couldnt help but let a few small tears roll down her face as she looked at her beautiful grandaughter. "I am so proud of you!" said Narcissa kissing Bella on her head. She then went out to tell everyone outside that it was a girl. This left Bella and Harry alone. Harry and Bella smiled lovingly at each other and then Harry give Bella a kiss . They were still kissing when Sirius and Narcissa came in, "Put the tongues away in front of the baby," joked Sirius. Harry and Bella laughed awkwardly and then looked at their little girl. "She's Perfect" said Bella.
"Whats her name honey?" Bella looked at Harry for a moment and then said, " Loretta Narcissa Lily Potter."