Three weeks passed and Harry did not utter a single word to Belladonna. Bella's eyes were almost always tear stained and on the brink of bubbling over with tears. Whenever they passed each other in the hallways Bella looked up in anticipation at Harry, but Harry would look at her longingly for a spare moment and walk on. Bella was sitting in the corridor of the ravenclaw tower looking out into the distance when Hermione came and sat down next to her. "Hey Bella"
"Ah Hermione," she wiped a tear from her face,"sorry im.....sniffle....I wasn't expecting anybody."
"Harry told me." Bella looked at Hermione with a worried glance. "Oh gosh! no Bella I wouldn't say anything! It's just that Harry has been an absolutely wreck since the two of you split up. So Ron and I sat him down and forced him to tell us what happened between the two of you. and so...I came to tell you im here for you. I can't even begin to imagine what it might be like with something like that hanging over your head. And if you love him as much as you say you do then I have no reason not to believe you. But I still....I still have to ask why?" Bella sniffled and then looked at Hermione.
"I didn't mean to fall in love with him. I thought it would be a straight forward, get information,tell you know who and that's that. but I found out nothing apart from how much I love Harry." Bella sunk her head into her hands, "Look thanks for coming to find me Mione but I just really feel like being alone right now." Hermione stared at Bella and then stood up and went back to her dorm. Bella curled up into a ball on the chair she was sitting on and began to sob. An hour later she felt a soft hand place itself on her shoulder. "Bella" a soft voice whispered. Bella slowly looked behind her and saw Harry standing above her with a comforting expression on his face, "hi."
Bella gave Harry a tiny smile and whispered back to him, "hi". Harry sat down next to Bella and then looked her in the eyes and began to speak rapidly. "Bella look when you told me all that stuff I was angry. I...I just didn't know what to say to you! I look back on these past couple of months and question whether or not any of it was real." Harry stopped speaking for a moment. "But then I thought, you told me about it. and you could have very easily said nothing. and," Harry began to chuckle quietly and then held Bellas hands in his own and looked into her eyes, "I love you too much to let you go." Bella let out a huge sigh and wrapped her arms around Harry's neck and began to cry softly on him. "Harry I am so so sorry! I love you I really do!" Bella and Harry began to kiss softly before Bella broke away and looked at Harry in an alarming way. "But what about Voldemort and my family?"
"yes! I actually had given this some thought. why don't we make up things? things that are close to what I am doing but not it exactly"
"You want me to lie to the dark lord!"
"Bell it's the only way for you and your family to stay safe. If you don't tell him anything that could mean trouble. But you can say things that are almost similar so voldemort thinks he knows things when really he doesn't." Bella thought about it for a moment and then agreed with Harry. It seemed as though it was the only logical solution.
Harry, Hermione, Ron and Bella over the next week began to plan what Bella was going to tell the dark lord. It had to be clever, subtle but also hard to disprove. That weekend Bella and Draco apperated home to see their parents.
"Bella! Draco! my darlings!" Narcissa engulfed Bella and Draco in a hug, whilst Draco looked on at Lucious with a pleading look of desperation. "How is Hogwarts this term? anything nice been happening." Bella looked at her mothers face as she babbled on wanting to know the updates on their lives. She was hiding something....no covering something up.Something was wrong.
"Bella my angel." Lucious said. "The Dark Lord requests your precense in the dining hall." The penny dropped. That was why Narcissa had been acting so wierd. Bella noded her head slowly and made her way past draco and into the dining hall where, the dark lord, Bellatrix and Lucious were sitting. " Come come my child, sit sit we have much to discuss." said the dark Lord. Bella sat down and looked down at the table. "Tell us Bellllaaaaaaa, "hissed Bellatrix"have you found anything for the dark lord?"
"Yes." Lucious looked worryingly at his daughter. "My Lord I have reason to believe that Harry is looking for Horcruxes. and he believes the first one might be at the orphanage that you once lived in as a child. and Im afraid that is all Harry has discussed." There was a brief moment of silence as Bellatrix and Lucious looked at Bella with pride that she had fulfilled the dark lords command. Then Voldemort began to speak. "Excellent work child. I shall return for more information soon. Nagini..." Voldemort apperated away leaving Bella in the company of her Aunt, father and mother, who had just walked in. Narcissa was then the one to break the silence. "I go see when dinner shall be ready."