Orion Greengrass was a worried man, The Dark lord may have returned. The ministry was not disclosing any information, the person who witnessed the alleged return was missing and He could not find anyone in the ministry to talk about the events that occurred at the end of the tri-wizard and then he received a letter from the Goblin King.
Goblins were sly, wicked and devious creatures, he had dealt with goblins for over twenty years and each year that passed only raised his distrust of the Goblins. The letter he knew was a part of a larger plan to increase his dependence on Goblins.
Orion was not a man to ignore any problem but the nature of the problem facing him was the infidelity of his wife which was one of his most guarded secret know by only three people. This was a matter to be handled with care; he only wished he had more time to gently present the truth.
As her father Pondered on the missive by the Goblin King, Astoria was strolling through the Greengrass gardens with Daphne. The sisters walked without speaking towards the Tombs. The Greengrass Graveyard was dark; it was a Canopy of trees which covered the whole cemetery. They walked through the path in the middle of the grave to the last row of marked graves, their mother was buried there, The two sisters stood there for a unbroken minute of silence before Daphne conjured red roses to place on the grave. Every year after coming home from Hogwarts they would visit the grave conjure roses and leave only to return the next year.
The Dinner that was subdued affair, (step) mum exhausted from double shift at Mungo's was silent and Dad's was unusually tense throughout Dinner. After they ate dinner but before they could retire for the night, father asked them to wait because they had something issue to discuss.
"Astoria, I have something important to tell you."
"Yes daddy?"Astoria responded.
"Your mother was a fine woman. Beautiful, Intelligent and Kind but she did make mistakes and o e of them brought more happiness than pain but you have the right to know that..." They impassive mask that Orion wore broke as his most closely held slipped away to the person that it would hurt the most and he could not do nothing to stop it. "... I am not your blood father."
Astoria had fallen into a state of wonder when her father spoke about her mother. The last six snaped her out of it and then destroyed the idea of Astoria Greengrass, All her life she had listened to the tales of the Greengrass clan- of the ancestors, The taming of the forests and the gypsy had swallowed them and memorized them. She had modeled herself after them but now she realized that it had been a lie, she was not a Greengrass.
"That means ...Mother..."
"She made a mistake. I big one but that mistake was led to your birth, But that doesn't change anything Astoria. We are still a family and nothing will change that."
Astoria nodded numbly; she could feel the effect a calming potion over her. She was calm right now but she could feel the anger and doubt fermenting in her waiting to lash out.
The next day
Harry potter trailed behind Bill Weasley as they walked through the corridors of Gringotts.
"Come on Harry, We can't keep the king waiting."
Harry had received a letter from Gringotts requesting his presence for meeting with the goblin King. He had been at the burrow then and had arranged for Bill to pick him up when he went to Gringotts.
Bill had showed him the office but had refused to enter, When Harry entered the office he saw the goblin King, old and with his one of his ears cut of, and sitting on a throne made of fine goblin metal which seemed to drink all the light in the room, the only thing fully visible was the King.
Harry had begun to apologies but the goblin king waved at him to sit down.
"We have been waiting for you, Please don't speak in my presence my, hearing is too sensitive for such things. After the ceremony we can take matter to a conference room in Gringotts. "
At a corner, He saw four people huddled over a large golden bowl. The man and the woman he didn't recognize but the older girl was a slytherin in his year.
"Now, if you could pour the blood into bowl the result will appear in a few second."
The middle age man nodded and poured the blood into the bowl and it shimmered and shivered before a small parchment flew older man grabbed it and stared at the parchment.
NAME: Astoria Greengrass
MOTHER: Anne Greengrass nee Evert
FATHER: James Charlus Potter
Sorry for the cliff hanger but will update soon-ish