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Tempest threw off her covers and walked down to the common room. She was sad and felt lie crying and she didn't know why. She wiped angrily as the tears and stared at the fire. Finally, filled with too much anger, Tempest shoved her hands into the fire. Someone pulled her back and saw herself in Gorx's loving eyes.

"What are you doing? What's wrong?”

“I don't know. My body aches and I haven't slept in nearly two weeks.”

“Are you all right?”

“Relatively, I'm just a little frustrated.”

“Hmm, so anything new?” he asked obviously trying to change the subject.

She laughed. “I wanna go home and check out some more memories of my mother.”


“I saw an old family friend and something about him was a bit . . . odd.”

“Okay, but I'm coming with you, her memories are very dangerous to you.”

“I know.” She grabbed his hand and cast the Apparatus spell. Suddenly she and Gorx were in the attic of her house. She laced her fingers through his and walked towards the pensieve.

Down and down they fell till they landed on their feet. They were in Hogsmeade during Christmas time. Morganna had a show bottle of Fizzy Newt, the strongest wizard beer alive. She had her feet on the table with a book in her hands. Tempest looked closely at her to see how old she was. She was about fifteen.

“Morganna,” someone yelled. It was Narcissa, followed by Bellatrix, Lucius, Severus and her father. Morganna stood up and gave them all a hug in turn slightly pausing at Aidan.

“It's good to see you all again. Wait where's Regulus? Oh never mind, anyway how long has it been, a couple of months?”

“Feels like a bloody lifetime,” said Bellatrix.

“Glad to know you all miss me. I have a friend coming by the way. She is someone I met at the Nightmare Academy. She spending the Holiday with me. So, Severus how are you?” Her mother smiled at him secretly.

“All right, but something happened at school.”

“What did James do, I swear I'll kill him.”

“He did nothing except save my life. Everyone at school keeps going on about it and what-not. He only saved me so that he could save his stupid friends. People say he's trying to date Lily now.”

“Oh what's wrong Snape, you aren't jealous are you? Especially over that Mudblood. I mean Evans is a sweet girl and all and I think the only Mudblood I will ever come close to liking but really. Besides, she wont date him, she hates him, and even if she did, it wouldn't last, I marked James for death.”

“You did what?”

“Marked him for death with my blood. Oh don't worry, I'm sure Lily will be all right as long as she doesn't date him or marry him anyway.” She began to laugh and even Aidan cracked a smile. It was only Snape who stared at her.

“Morganna! I've known her for almost all my life. What if she does fall for him? Remove the curse off him!”

“NO! I hate James and I always will! He deserves his fate!  Besides, Snape, you should be thanking me, I tried to save your sorry pathetic half-blood ass from that pureblood bastard!”  Everyone was silent till a little giggle came.

“Bloody heel Morganna, you are so violent,” said Vivaldi.

“Viva, thank god you're here. Everyone this is Vivaldi, but don't call her that, call her Viva, thats what her friends call her.”

“Hello. So what's this I hear about marking someone for death?”

“I just marked some pureblood bastard for death. Said phrase I made up on the spot. Worked brilliantly.”

“Morganna . . . ”

“Give it a rest Severus.” She looked over at Aidan and Vivaldi. Tempest noted the pang of jealousy that hit her mothers eyes, as well as the sincere smile.

“I see you two are talking a lot? Aidan, here's something you and Vivaldi have in common, you both are gifted in potions.”

“I'm not that gifted.”

“You're too modest Viva, every potion you make, you accomplish at first try.” She smiled and took a big gulp of her drink. Suddenly Severus walked from the table. Morganna rolled her eyes and got up and followed him outside the pub.

“What the bloody hell is your problem?”

“You shouldn't have done that. What if Lily does get hurt?”

“She's a smart girl who hates James. Besides why do you care?” They stared at each other. “Oh god, don't tell me you actually love her and all this time I though you loved me.” She laughed and began to turn around.

“I though I did too.” Morganna stopped walking and turned around.

“Pining doesn't become you Sev. Now lets get back inside.”

Tempest watched them. Scene changed and Tempest as her mother was walking alone down a street in Hogsmeade. Four guys encircled her. It was James Potter who wouldn't even look Morganna in the eyes.

“Morganna what the bloody hell are you doing here,” said a black haired boy.

“Hush Sirius. Ah, your Animagus form does suit you. Don't forget I still I know.”

“We know stuff about you too Morganna,” said a pudgy little boy. Morganna jerked around and glared at him.

“Well that's mighty brave of you Pettigrew.” She walked over to him and leaned to his ear. “This especially from the person that is going to betray his friends.” Pettigrew took a frightened step backwards. Sirius grabbed her by the arm and spun her around.

“What did you say to him?!”

“Wouldn't you like to know. Oh trust me Sirius you will find out. All in due time Sirius, all in due time.”

“Let her go Sirius,” said a rather good looking one.

“Ah Remus, my favourite person in this whole little clique.”

“Shut up Morganna. Sirius just let her be.”

“Yes Sirius, listened to your little wolf boy.” She laughed as Sirius' grip only got stronger. Out of nowhere someone punched Sirius in the jaw. It was her father and behind him, Lucius, Narcissa, Bellatrix, Vivaldi and Severus.

“Let go of her.”

“Fine, but one day Morganna.”

“Ha try never Sirius. Now, ta-ta for now I do after all plan on paying you special little visits in the night.” She turned and began to walk away while Narcissa and Bellatrix stood behind.

“Wow, cousin, you are more like us than you think.” Morganna stopped and watched in amusement.

“I am nothing like you!” screamed Sirius before stalking away.

Morganna left and Tempest also cracked a smiled. Her mother may have been cruel but at least she was cruel with class.

Tempest and Gorx were back in her attic and she finally realized why she felt like crying. Her mother was this girl who, even though she was cruel, cared about those closest to her and that was why everyone loved her, even if they hated her.

“Tempest, we should go back to school.”

“Yeah, I guess we should.” She cast the Apparatus charm and was back at the common room.

“Crap, I have to go clean the bathroom. Part of my detention. I'll see you later okay?” She gave him a quick peck on the cheek and ran upstairs. She got dressed quickly and went to Nila's bed.

“Wake up,” she hissed shaking her up.

“Ugh, let me be,” groaned Nila.

“It's detention time sleeping beauty.”

“Oh all right, I'm up, I'm up.”

“Good, I'll wait for you downstairs.”

Tempest went downstairs and alone only with her shadow beside her. She stood still when a shadow flew by her. She turned and the shadow moved again. Tempest spun around. It moved again. She knew she wasn't alone.

“Who's there?”

“Me Zephyr.” It was Nila. “What's wrong?”

“Nothing. Come on, let go clean the bathroom like muggles.”

“Ugh, fine, I guess this is my punishment for beating the living crap out of Heather and Cassandra.”

“Hey wait for me,” came a voice. They turned. It was Void.

“Don't you have to wait for your girlfriend?” asked Nila abrasively.

“Look, I want to spend time with you guys, is that such a crime?”

“No, just get your arse down here already,” said Tempest. He smiled and ran down the stairs. As they walked out they heard a sigh. It was Edana. They exchanged looks before running off.

In the bathroom waiting for them were two buckets of water, as well as a couple of rags and brushes. Void began to snicker and laugh and they both glared at him.

“Shut up Void,” they both said in unison as they dipped they brushes into their buckets and began to scrub the boys bathroom. Tempest scrubbed and scrubbed and finally she was done. Nila and Tempest leaned against the wall and laughed. One bathroom down and only fifteen more to go. They grabbed their buckets and in the girls bathroom of the dungeon were another pair of buckets.  They dumped the buckets of water from the boys bathroom into the floor and scrubbed.

The morning began and followed that same way.

On the Seventh floor as they were finishing, Void brought them some muffins. Finally they were down.

“Finally,” they sighed. As they were leaving a toilet exploded and they all stood stunned. Nila and herself were more than upset and angry.

“Zephyr . . . ”

“Go tell Master Vlad I'll be a little late okay Void.” She groaned and went to the stall. She summoned a plunger and began to do her work when all of a sudden one after another all the other toilets began to erupt, including the one she was at. Soon, the sinks started to overflow. Tempest ran out the bathroom. She leaned against the door when she thought it safe to go back in.  She peeked in and a shadow flew by her vision. Tempest flew to the middle of the room and looked around. Someone was there with her, she just didn't know who.

“Who's there?!” she demanded. No one answered, just a very faint laughter. “Who are you? What do you want?” The laughter continued.

Tempest stormed from the bathroom soaking wet and walked quickly to her Poisons class. She was glad that this morning, she did not have Astronomy. In fact lucky for her she didn't have that class all day. Unfortunately Void and Nila did. It was sad how she was separated from her two best friend in her not-so-favourite class.

The hall was empty except for herself and her feet clicked against the floor.

As she turned the corner she stopped for a brief moment.  She was being followed. She turned back into the hallway and before her was a cat.

“Zoltron!” He turned into his normal self. Lucky for him, he had partial free will when he changed, unlike werewolves.

“Sorry god. What's the matter wither you?” He sniffed the air. “And why do you smell like toilet water?”

“Someone's watched and following me and all the toilets on the seventh floor exploded!”

“And you didn't bother to clean yourself up?”

“Shut up.” She looked at his prefect badge.

“Take a picture, it'll last longer.”

“Ha, ha. It's kind of funny, your prefect and I'm dating Head Boy.”

“Yeah, lets just hope you don't become either in the future. That would be very dangerous. Just think of all the damage that would cause.” They laughed.

“I know. Look I'll see you later . . . ”

“Wait I was hanging out with Demenshia last night.”


“Hush. Look, she wanted me to tell you something.”


“She wanted me to tel you to beware of your necklace and your blood. Look she was in some sort of a trance so I think you should head her warning.”

“Don't worry I will. Hey can you go tell your head of bouse about the bathroom on the seventh floor?”

“Sure. See you around cousin.”

“Bye.” Tempest began on her way and as she walked down the stairs the footsteps behind her began again.

“Zoltron . . . ” She turned around but no now was there and footsteps were still coming. A shadow looked at her and Tempest took a step backwards. It flew to her right and grabbed her arm. It flew to her feet and grabbed at her. Suddenly it began to claw up. Tempest fumbled with her wand, but it knocked it out of her hand. She waited till it was near her face. She closed her eyes and cast the first spell that came into her mind.

“Lumos Maxima!”

The hallway filled with light and Tempest fell to the ground. Something bad was going to happen. Tempest got up and walked to class. Everyone stared at her and she rolled her eyes.

“Miss Nyx?”

“Please don't Master Vlad, someone just jinxed the bathroom on the seventh floor after Nila and I just cleaned it. Really it's no problem.” She sat down next to Void and Divina. They stared at her and she glared at them. Right now was not the time.

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