Elusion

Chapter 49

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There was a knock on the door and Voldemort's lips quirked up into a malicious smirk,

"Come in."

Rabastan stepped inside and Voldemort could practically feel his fear as he took in the state of the office. Voldemort had vanished everything from his office, except the chair he was seated on,

"My Lord, you summoned me?"

Voldemort signalled towards the ground at his feet,

"Come here."

Rabastan hesitantly stepped forward and Voldemort's smirk widened,

"A little closer, Rabastan. I shall not bite you."

Rabastan obeyed and dropped to his knees right at Voldemort's feet. Voldemort raised his hand and Rabastan flinched. Voldemort chuckled darkly,

"It seems you have quite the guilty conscience. What have you done that might warrant punishment, Rabastan."

Rabastan shook his head and Voldemort's fingers itched to torture him into oblivion,

"Confess or I shall force the truth out of you."

Rabastan had his head bowed. Voldemort gripped his hair and pulled his head back,

"Look at me, Rabastan. Do you consider me to be a fool?"

Rabastan's eyes met his gaze and Voldemort saw defiance in them, it wasn't as strong as Harry's and he knew it wasn't going to be difficult to break Rabastan,

"No, my Lord."

Voldemort smirked and tightened his grip on his hair,

"How long have you known Harry?"

Confusion swirled in Rabastan's eyes but it was soon replaced by steely resolve,

"My Lord?"

Voldemort sighed and rephrased his question,

"When was the first time you talked to him?"

Understanding flashed in Rabastan's eyes and he spoke,

"When he asked me to go shopping with him, My Lord."

Voldemort kept a tight hold on his hair and caressed his cheek with his other hand,

"What made him single you out for that particular task?"

Rabastan closed his eyes and Voldemort shook him,

"Keep your eyes open, Rabastan! If you close them again, I shall gouge them out."

Rabastan opened his eyes again quickly and Voldemort spoke,

"Answer the question, Rabastan."

Rabastan gulped and then spoke,

"My Lord, I asked him out. I told you this and you suitably punished me for my error. I have not talked to him after that."

Voldemort laughed darkly and then struck him hard across the face,

"LIAR!"

He released his hair, pushed him to the ground and rested his boot on his head,

"If you lie again, Rabastan, I shall crush your head under my boot. Is that understood?"

Rabastan spoke in a low, raspy voice,

"I understand, My Lord."

Voldemort asked another question. He couldn't help the bitter taste of jealousy that filled his mouth as the words left his lips,

"Tell me about Harry. What is your relationship with him?"

Rabastan was silent for a while. Voldemort pressed his boot down on his head. Finally, Rabastan gasped out,

"I don't know… I don't know him."

Voldemort sighed in exasperation and spoke softly,

"You just lied again, Rabastan. Should I crush your head now?"

Surprisingly, Rabastan spoke,

"Yes, my Lord. My life belongs to you."

Voldemort kicked Rabastan in the stomach and rose to his feet,

"Yes, Rabastan. Your bloody life belongs to me not Harry and so does your loyalty."

Rabastan rolled over his back and Voldemort saw a trickle of blood roll down the corner of his mouth. He bent down and wiped it away,

"No, Rabastan. As much as you have proven to be a traitorous bastard, I shall not hurt you because Harry seems to care about you. So, tell me the truth for Harry's sake."

That seemed to have done the trick because Rabastan's eyes displayed his indecision perfectly. He had broken his resolve just by using Harry's name. Maybe he wouldn't be needing Veritaserum after all. He pulled Rabastan to his feet and conjured a chair for him,

"Sit down."

Rabastan sat down obediently but he looked uncomfortable and extremely thoughtful. He was curious to know what was going through his head but he knew that whatever the thoughts, Rabastan would tell him the truth. He crossed his arms over his chest and waited for Rabastan to decide. Finally, Rabastan spoke,

"There's…There's nothing for me to tell you, My lord."

In the blink of an eye, Rabastan was on the floor, writhing and screaming uncontrollably and Voldemort was standing over him,

"Let me rephrase my statement from earlier. I shall not hurt you visibly because Harry seems to care about you."

He held the curse over him for a minute and then cancelled it. He kicked Rabastan's breathless form over and pulled a vial out of his robes. Bending over him, he grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and emptied the contents down Rabastan's mouth while he struggled feebly. When the vial was empty, he straightened up, dusted his robes off and pulled out something else from inside his robes. He held it out so that Rabastan could see it,

"Are you aware of what this is?"

He watched as Rabastan eyed the blank piece of parchment vacantly. Voldemort tapped it with his wand and murmured in a very low voice,

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

Instantly the contents of the map began to reveal themselves and Voldemort saw the confusion on Rabastan's face grow,

"This is The Marauder's Map. Essentially it is a map of Hogwarts that I retrieved from Harry's trunk. But do you wish to know what makes it special?"

Rabastan seemed unable to reply so Voldemort spoke,

"Not only does it show every classroom, every hallway, and every corner of the castle, but it also shows every inch of the grounds, as well as all the secret passages that are hidden within its walls and it shows the location of every person present in the vicinity of the castle. It is a very fascinating thing, is it not? But it seems logical that Harry's possessions would as fascinating as him."

The confusion had left Rabastan's face and it was replaced by fear and understanding. Voldemort smirked viciously,

"The day the ministry was attacked and Harry left, I checked the map and it did not surprise me one bit to find him in Dumbledore's office. The next day, I consulted the map to check up on Harry and Do you know what I saw? Do you know what truly surprised me?"

Rabastan had his lips sealed shut but Voldemort knew he wouldn't be able to hold the truth for long,

"What shocked me was your presence in the dungeons along with Harry and Dumbledore."

Rabastan's eyes were wide with astonishment and fear but he continued to keep his lips sealed shut. Voldemort bent over him and pressed his knee over his chest and his wand in his throat,

"How long have you been a spy for Dumbledore? How long have you been betraying me?"

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