Into the head: I hold my breath (14.5)Into the head: I hold my breath (14.5) by smallsmiles
Summary: Tom Riddle invites Harry to Hogsmeade when Lockhart turns up at the pub, distant and confused.
(First Chapter) | previous: (truthful mirrors)
The weekend after Halloween was a Hogsmeade weekend. Just before meeting Ron and Hermione, Harry paced under the archways overlooking part of the castle. Harry counted the beams and support, looking out to where Sirius had been held before Buckbeak, Hermione and he had rescued him. Harry remembered his godfather’s face, and the way he hovered around anyone in Grimmald Place. He felt twinge of guilt, as he looked up at the blue sky and prepared to leave for the village.
“What are you doing up here, Harry?” Tom’s voice was quiet, and had an odd quality to it—hesitation? Curiosity? “I looked for you.” That curve of Tom’s lip… hunger, maybe.
“I’m going to the village in a bit. Are you?”
Chapter 13.5 The Dark Lord's TriumphChapter 13.5 The Dark Lord's Triumph by smallsmiles
Summary: Harry's occlumency isn't going well, and Tom seeks Harry out in private for reasons Harry can't quite understand.
Chapter 13.5 Occlumency, and Death Eater Break Out
First Chapter | (Previous: Dueling and Muddledness)
Several weeks passed without much fanfare. Harry avoided Occlumency lessons with Snape when he could, but was largely unsuccessful. One Monday evening, he managed to avoid him altogether—leading to a perfectly good Tuesday being spoiled by the sudden appearance of a large, black Crow on Harry’s way to Hagrid’s.
"Er.” Harry said.
“Indeed.” Snape snarled, looking straight at Hermione and Ron as he did so. “I trust the two of you can continue your dubious social call without Mister Potter. He has remedial potions to make up.&
I Hold my breath: Dueling and Muddledness (13)I Hold my breath: Dueling and Muddledness (13) by smallsmiles
Summary: Hagrid comes back, and Harry focuses his attention on: dragons, duels, and...rope? Lockhart starts a dueling/"Gilderoy Lockhart" club.
Dueling and Muddledness , 13
First Chapter | (Previous: A Slytherin Perspective )
Harry left Grubby Planks’ lesson on unicorns with his head filled with rumpled thoughts of long-haired Gryffindor Ladies (on red tapestry even) and silver unicorn foals.
“The heart of the school.” Harry announced as they approached the House Tables. Heads turned toward Harry all over the Great Hall as he walked, and he had to wonder if maybe his pronouncement had garnered rather too much attention. Pansy Parkinson was laughing unpleasantly, her high voice carrying like the shriek of an owl.
“Morning.” Harry said to the Gryffindors (who seem
A Slytherin perspective: and I hold my breath 12.5A Slytherin perspective: and I hold my breath 12.5 by smallsmiles
Summary: Slytherins stick together, don't they? Except that Luna Lovegood has a tendency to cross class boundaries, and she chooses to sit next to Tom Riddle.
Then...Snape holds his first lessons in Occlumency with Harry Potter.
First Chapter | Previous: Harry Flees into the Chamber
It was jarring, going from the Chamber of Secrets to a Hogwarts classroom. What few memories Voldemort had bestowed me concerning the Chamber seemed to have taken place at night. Never between classes, but my absence would be remarked upon, and so soon after the Headmaster and my truce. I couldn’t risk skiving off.
So it was, I wasn't exactly the pinnacle of academic good-behavior at the beginning of Defense class. Thoughts of mucky water running over old stones, other thoughts of green eyes as wild and bright as sunlight on leaves, and more ra
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