Love, secrets, and potions

Chapter 33


Chapter 3.

"I'll talk to you later," Neville said, giving her a small smile. Lily walked toward Eleanor.

"Before you say what I know what you're gonna say, listen to me," Lily said sharply, and Eleanor crossed her arms on her chest. "Forgive me, forgive me for keeping you away from your father when I knew how much he loves you now. Forgive me for being such a selfish mother, for raising you in a lie," Eleanor stared at her for the very first time. "I know you need time and I'll give it to you, I just needed to explain it all by myself."

"Did you ever love him as much as you loved my da- James?" Eleanor asked, suddenly. Lily smiled.

"I did care for James, I even loved him but not like Severus. He introduced me to the Wizarding world, he showed me who I truly was. He was my first friend and even after we set apart I never stopped worrying nor loving him. In fact, that's why I stopped seeing him. I wanted to protect him, to protect you," Lily said, noticing that she had tears in her eyes. Eleanor nodded slowly.

"Are you happy with him? Does he make you happy?"

"I do really think that he's the love of my life. With him I know what happiness is," Eleanor hugged her. Lily allowed herself to cry and to try and let Eleanor know that she understood her need for space. "I love you, Eleanor," Lily stepped back and made her way to the door.

"I love you too, mom, and if you forgive me, I forgive you," Eleanor said, taking a deep breath. Lily turned to her and smiled.

"I forgave you days ago, babe," Eleanor smiled at her and hugged her. They left the Astronomy Tower and walked to the corridors. Eleanor was late for her potions' class.

"I'll see you around, Mom ," Eleanor said and knocked the door. Severus Snape opened the door and froze. His daughter was standing right in front of him.

"Y-You're late, Ms. P-Potter," Snape said, pulling himself together. Eleanor stared at him and walked in, taking seat next to Ron. Hermione and Harry were working on a potions' work. "We're working on a potion. You can work with Mr. Weasley," Eleanor nodded.

"What? Aren't you taking points from Gryffindor, Professor? She's late!" Goile shouted from behind Draco Malfoy.

"I'm afraid that I am the professor , and It's me who decides who to take points from," Snape said, serious. The Slytherin kept quiet and the class moved on in peace.

"Where have you been?" Ron asked her, while putting some ingredients into the cauldron. "No one tells me what's going on. It makes me anxious!" Snape raised his gaze from Draco and Pansy's potion to look at them.

"Don't scream!" Eleanor whispered, not moving her lips. "It's such a long story…I'll explain it to you once we're done here…"

"You don't speak in my class, Ms. Potter,'' Eleanor nodded and avoided his eyes. Snape was so annoying that Eleanor didn't want to look at him. She was pretty sure that he was acting like this because he didn't know how to express his feeling and what a better way to express them than bothering each student in the class?

The class was over, and Eleanor was the first one that left the classroom. She wanted to talk to him tonight, not now. Hermione and Draco were in the potions' classroom, discussing some potions' things when something weird happened. Draco Malfoy walked toward Hermione, and left her between the wall and him.

"What are you doing, Malfoy?" Hermione asked him, nervous. Draco stared deep in her eyes and Hermione couldn't help but blush. "Malfoy?"

"Shut up, Granger," Draco said, and the space between them was gone. Their lips met in a shy but lovely way. Hermione didn't know how to react. Draco Malfoy was kissing her. The most disgusting Slytherin was kissing her! Draco stepped back.

"Are you mental?! I thought that I was Mudblood…" Hermione said, cleaning her mouth with her sleeve. Malfoy walked to the door.

"Yes, you are, but you are the most beautiful Mudblood I've ever laid my eyes on," Malfoy said, closing the door behind him. Hermione was so confused. She thought that Malfoy hated her, but now? Now she didn't know what was right nor wrong. Hermione left the classroom and made her way to the Great Hall.

"What took you so long?" Eleanor and Harry asked her, in unison. Hermione stared at them, preferring not to share what just happened.

"I wanted to make sure my potion was alright," Harry nodded, but Eleanor stared at her and Hermione knew that she knew she was lying.

"Such a boring day, isn't it?" Ron asked, taking seat next to Hermione. All of them stared at him.

"Where were you?" Hermione asked him, looking around trying to find Draco's eyes, and she did. He was looking at her while eating an apple. 'That explains the apple taste' Hermione thought, smiling.

"I was with Luna, we were looking for some…" Ron started, trying to find some help from Harry. Harry shrugged. "food for Fang." They all stared at each other and pretended that they believed him.

"I'm going to bed. I'm tired," Hermione said, standing up and meeting Draco's eyes once more before leaving. Eleanor followed her to the corridors.

"What happened between you and Draco? And don't you dare to play dumb with me," Hermione stared at her and looked around, making sure that they were alone.

"Draco kissed me," Hermione said in a whisper. Eleanor cried and covered her mouth.

"You are kidding!" She said, shocked. Hermione shook her head. They heard the students' steps getting closer, and they realized that it was bed time. "Tell me everything when I get back!"

"Where are you going?" Hermione yelled.

"To talk to Snape," Eleanor said, walking away, leaving a shocked Hermione behind.

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