Vanessa has been hiding a secret: that she is Voldemort's daughter.


12. Secrets

Lily's red hair caught Vanessa's eye immediately in the hallways, and she ran after her and called her name, despite the odd looks cast her way. Lily turned, at first appearing surprised, but then she smiled. "Oh, hey, Vanessa, what's up?" Vanessa grabbed her shoulder. "Lily, I need to speak with you in private." Lily glanced around awkwardly. "Now?" Vanessa nodded furiously, shifting from foot to foot. "Okay, let's go to the room of requirement." Lily  whispered, grabbing her arm and leading her down a dimly lit hallway. She stopped in front of a brick wall. "I don't get it, where is that room?" Vanessa asked. Lily laughed. "The room isn't visible. You have to want a room, wish for a room, you have to ask. My dad told me about it." Vanessa's stomach lurched when Lily mentioned her dad. "Um, okay, I... I need a room where I can tell a secret." Nothing happened. "Say it a few more times." Lily said eagerly. "I need a room where I can tell a secret. I need a room where I can tell a secret. I need a room where I can tell a secret." Vanessa mumbled. Suddenly a grinding noise came from the brick wall. A door began to appear, at first small and faded, and then it grew to a large size and became clear. Lily pushed open the door and motioned for Vanessa to follow her inside. The room was dark, but the windows on the walls cast a small light, so they could see each other's faces. "So what's up?" Lily asked sweetly, leaning against the wall. Vanessa stared at Lily for a moment. She was so sweet, so kind, so amazing and talented. Images of all of the time they had spent together bounced around inside Vanessa's head. Somehow, she felt as though telling this secret to Lily would hurt her, and she didn't want to hurt her. A sickening feeling began brewing in the pit of her stomach, but she pushed it aside. Lily was her best friend, and this secret would not change a thing. Lily would accept her for who she was, just like Tyler said. Vanessa took a deep breath.

Another cliffhanger? :D


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