Love, secrets, and potions

Chapter 32


Chapter 2.

"Professor Dumbledore," Eleanor started, slowly. ''You knew everything they went through and that's why you've brought me here, didn't you?" Dumbledore gave her a small smile and nodded.

"I believe, Ms. Potter, that you need time. It's a big news, and I totally understand if you need space…" Dumbledore said, and stepped back. Eleanor followed young Snape with her eyes. He was broken, just like Lily.

"Hermione," Eleanor said, taking a deep breath. "I don't know what to do," Hermione hugged her.

"Give them a chance, Eleanor. You've seen already how much they cared for each other, how much they hurt each other. They couldn't be together any longer, and everything your mom did was to protect to you." Eleanor nodded.

"You're right…I just don't want to see them now, I can't." Hermione nodded, and walked over to Professor Dumbledore.

"She is doing her best to accept it, but she says that she can't see them, at least not now," Dumbledore nodded.

"We should go back to present time, shall we?" the girls nodded. Dumbledore offered them his arm, and everything was shaking around them. Some seconds later they were in Dumbledore's office. Hermione and Eleanor were standing up from the ground when Harry and Draco came in.

"Headmaster! My sister and Hermio— Eleanor!" Harry shouted and ran to his sister. They hugged, and Eleanor couldn't help but let some tears fall from her dark eyes. "I was going mental! Don't you dare do that ever again!" Eleanor nodded, and stepped back.

"How did you get back here?" Draco Malfoy asked Hermione, whom blushed.

"P-Professor Dumbledore got in time when we were about to leave…We dragged him and he brought us back," Hermione said, staring at Eleanor and Harry. "Tell Professor Snape that Eleanor needs time. She truly does." Hermione whispered and Draco nodded, leaving the room.

"Cissy!" Severus Snape said, walking into Narcissa's chamber. Narcissa was reading some books and stopped when she saw Severus' face. "She knows it….Eleanor knows that she's my daughter," Narcissa was open-mouthed. "She ran away and I can't find her!" Snape was worried sick.

"She is your what!?" Narcissa couldn't believe it. 'That's why Dumbledore asked me to protect her kids'. She thought. ''I-I didn't know…but don't worry I'll help you to find her!"

"Godfather," Draco said, opening the door. "Eleanor is at Professor Dumbledore's office, bu.." Severus cut him off.

"I need to talk to her," he said, walking pass Draco but he stopped him.

"She wants to be alone," Draco said, sharply. Severus stared at him and then Narcissa. "She needs time, Professor. Give her space." Narcissa agreed.

"The girl just learnt that her father wasn't her real father…. Sev, please," Snape closed his eyes and nodded.

"I'm telling Lily about it," Snape said and left the chamber. Narcissa turned to his son, and hugged him.

"I love you, Drac…" the door opened and Delphini walked in. Draco rolled his eyes and stepped away from his mother's embrace.

"What happened?" the girl asked, and Draco ignored her. He said goodbye to his mum and left the room. "Aunt," Narcissa rolled her eyes and got closer to her.

"The Potter kids had a problem with Snape and Lily. Have you talked to them, Delph?" Narcissa asked her, and the girl nodded.

"Harry and I had an arguement. He told me that I was a murderer!" Delphini shouted and Narcissa touched her shoulder.

"He needs time, and you must give him space. You're not a murderer, you made the wrong choice but you're mending it. It's all about timing," Delphini nodded and left the room.

"Hermione," Harry said, holding her wrist while walking in the corridors. Hermione stopped. ''What happened in there?" Hermione stared at him and looked away.

"I care about her as much as I do for you, Harry, but it's not me who must tell you what we witnessed," Hermione said, slowly. Harry set free her wrist and walked away. "Harry!" she yelled, but Harry ignored her.

"Granger," a cold voice said from behind her. Hermione turned to find a blonde and Slytherin boy.

"Malfoy," replied Hermione, and continued walking through the corridors.

"I heard you and Potter talking about Eleanor," Draco said, walking next to her. "Is she okay? You were with her when you went to the past,"

"She's okay. Nothing to be worried about," Hermione said, sharply. Draco grabbed her wrist. "What's wrong with you?!"

"What's wrong with me? What's wrong with you! One moment you're all sweet and the other one you're mean," Draco said, and walked away. Hermione stared at him and kept walking until she found Lily.

"Hey," Lily said, when she realized that Hermione was in front of her. "I know that Eleanor needs time, but she is my daughter…I need to talk to her," Hermione stared deep in her eyes and couldn't help but get lost into them. 'They were just like Harry's…'Wait! What!?' she thought. "Hermione?"

"Sorry…Ms. Lily I know that you care for her but…"

"Please," Lily said, with watery eyes. Hermione took a deep breath and nodded.

"She's in the Astronomy Tower," Lily muttered a 'thank you' and left. She was running toward the Astronomy Tower. She needed to talk to her daughter, to help her to understand. Once inside, she found her daughter hugging Neville.

"Eleanor?" the girl turned to face her and stood up.

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