Vanessa woke up in the hospital wing. Light shone before her eyes and she strained to focus, slowly becoming more conscious and aware of her surroundings. "Oh, good, you're awake." Madam Pomfrey said, removing the light from above her face. "How... did I get here?" Vanessa asked. The last thing she could remember was falling asleep on the floor in the room of requirement. "A boy in your year named Scorpious found you in a room that had been previously anonymous to the staff. We're investigating it now." Vanessa sat up and rubbed her eyes. Who was Scorpious? Before she could ask for his last name, she looked down at her torso and gasped in horror. bandages were layered over her stomach, and blood seeped out of them, although they were layered heavily. "Ah, yes." Madam Pomfrey exclaimed, "It appears you were cursed with the cruciatous curse... Do you have any memory of who did this to you?" Suddenly it all came back to Vanessa, and she fought the urge to cry. Should she tell Madam Pomfrey it was Lily? "N-no." She mumbled. If she told her it was Lily, Lily would tell her who Vanessa was.That wouldn't be good at all. "Alright, then." Madam Pomfrey leaned over and began to replace the bandages, which proved to be very difficult as there was lots of blood. Finally, Vanessa was allowed to leave for lunch after struggling with the bandages for half an hour. As she walked down the corridor, someone suddenly grabbed her hand and pulled her over to a dark corner. She gasped as she was pinned against the wall. Suddenly a boy with blond hair stood in front of her. "Are you alright?" He asked. "Who are you?" Vanessa squealed, trying to push past him. "The boy released his grip on Vanessa's arm. "Sorry... I'm Scorpious." Vanessa stopped and looked at him. "How did you know where to find me?" "I'm Draco Malfoy's son. Like Lily's father, mine also knew about the room of requirement." "Thank you, Scorpious." She began to walk back towards the great hall. "Wait! I have something for you!" He called after her. She turned to see him standing there with a small box in his hand. He slipped it into her pocket. "Just a get well soon gift." He mumbled, and then he turned and walked away, before Vanessa had a chance to say thank you.