29. Day Twenty-Eight (Neville being locked up in a room with Snape) by @BowTiesAreRaggedy
Day Twenty-Eight (Neville being locked up in a room with Snape) by @BowTiesAreRaggedy Ariana's whistling woke me up early. Not even the post had arrived yet. "What on earth are you up too?" I growled angrily. "Oh I'm sorry," she apologized sweetly. "Of course tidying up is unknown to you. What you do is-" "Shut up," I snapped. "I know what tidying up is. It's just that nobody on their right mind would do it at 6am." She looked at her watch and back at me. "Well mine is wrong then." she said and put a spell on the watch to keep it from getting stuck again. After apologizing ten times she went back to bed herself and started snoring two minutes later. Her snoring was too loud for me to go back to sleep so I got up and moved into one of the guest rooms. A few hours of sleep later, I returned to my own bedroom, grabbed the letter and left the still sleeping Ariana behind. Neville was already in the living room his eyes fixed on me. "When will this stop," he asks. "Luna slept on the couch last night because we got in a row. I am sorry for her but I was just too disappointed in her." "I wasn't the one who sent her to sleep on the couch, was I?" I replied and headed for the kitchen. As I was too lazy to make breakfast, I decided to finally make use of Moony. I snapped twice and she appeared, her pink gown hiding her ugly body. Her giant red eyes looked at me in expectation. "Set the table and dish out breakfast please." I requested and she looked delighted as she grabbed the plates. Moony was a free elf, my mother had freed her by giving her the pink gown. Nevertheless she stuck to our family as she didn't want to be anywhere else in the world. "May I help you in any other way master?" Moony wanted to know and her ears fell as I shook my head. "May I ask you to do me a favor miss," Moony addressed me again, her voice just barely audible. "Moony would like to help you more master." "You can set the table for every meal if that's your wish Moony." Ariana promised her as she entered the kitchen. Moony beamed from one ear to the other before she bowed and disapparated. Half an hour later breakfast was over and Moony appeared again, to wash the dishes. She smiled broadly as she got to work and we just let her be. "So today is all about you again Neville," I explained and grinned at him. "Obviously @BowTiesAreRaggedy thinks as much of your behaviour two days ago as I do. So she wants to punish you by locking you into a room with Snape for 30 minutes." Neville went pale and Snape smirked nastily. He might have been fighting on the same side as Neville but he seemed to genuinely enjoy torturing students. Reluctantly Neville followed Snape through the door Ariana held open for them. Half an hour later Snape strode back out, satisfaction showing on his face. Neville left after him and looked disturbed hus shoulders hanging loosely. He looked as if he had seen a ghost he let himself fall onto the red couch and Luna joined trying to calm him down. All in all it was a very satisfying situation and I couldn't help but smile.