Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Miranda Ann Marie Williams would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Secrets

By Miranda Ann Marie Williams

Adventure / Drama

Chapter 1

Disclaimer: I don't own any Harry Potter characters.

Secrets

Hermione sighed and brushed away an imaginary piece of dirt on her robes. She ignored the Order meeting going on around her. It was nothing important and, once again, she re-examined Dumbledore's reason for leaving like he did. The Order was practically in shambles without him.

The past year had been difficult for everyone. Hermione had found herself dragged into secrets so severe that only Dumbledore, Snape, and herself knew of them. The Headmaster made it quite clear that things were supposed to remain between them no matter what.

Dumbledore knew he was dying. The man was no fool; he was old, slightly insane perhaps, but no fool. And they do say it's a thin line between genius and insanity.

Lately Severus Snape had been losing power within Voldemort's ranks. They knew it would only be a matter of time before he was found out and labeled a traitor.

So in the end it all worked out. Snape took the Unbreakable vow to protect his godson Draco, and, if possible to take his place in whatever scheme Voldemort managed to think up. By killing the, already dying, Headmaster, he kept his vow and was restored to Voldemort's good graces.

Of course no one could know. It would be dangerous, far too dangerous for Snape. So Dumbledore came up with a plan. Hermione, who was now eighteen, thanks to her late birth and time-turner use in her third year, was now officially a member of the Order. Snape would send information to Hermione who would relay it to the Order, keeping her informant a secret of course.

Really if someone actually looked at things logically the whole plan was simple. Hermione wondered if in fact, Professor McGonagall had noticed something off about Harry's story. After all she had known Dumbledore a long time. When had he ever begged? Never. But apparently the Transfiguration teacher was too far into her mourning to notice the oddities that were presented.

Hermione's hand strayed from her lap and came to rest in one of her robe pockets. She smiled slightly as her fingers came in contact with the old piece of parchment. She was rather giddy over the fact that Harry had forgotten about the note found in the locket. It wouldn't do for the Order to get their hands on it. It wouldn't do at all.

Perhaps she really should have gone to Slytherin; the Sorting Hat had definitely voiced its opinion about that. But at the time she had believed herself to be muggle-born so she had fought against it.

Another of the secrets she was privy to last year was that she was adopted. Of course she had already known that from a good deal of deductive reasoning. It was the identity of her parents that she had to wonder about. So it was a huge shock when Dumbledore revealed her father's identity. Or, maybe it was her father's identity that shocked her the most.

Molly Weasley, laid a comforting hand on her shoulder jerking Hermione out of her thoughts. "The meetings over Dearie." Molly informs her softly. The Weasley matriarch had lost weight due to stress and it was distressful for Hermione to see the woman she viewed as a second mother in so much pain.

"Well," Hermione says standing. "I'll be going then."

"Are you sure you don't want to stay?" Molly asks worriedly. Hermione remembered when Molly had found out about her being an Order member, she had balked at the idea and very nearly raised hell. Apparently somewhere along the years she had become an honorary Weasley, viewed as one of Molly's own brood and treated as such.

Hermione smiled at the older woman. Another secret she held was that the Grangers' were not as dead as everyone believed. In order to protect them Dumbledore had faked their deaths, made her their secret keeper, and shipped them off to God knows where. Well, she knew too, her parents were living happily in Australia, no memory of ever having a daughter or of finding out that magic was real.

"I'll be fine Molly. It won't be the first time I'd be home alone." To be honest Hermione wanted to leave as quickly as possible, she was almost violently trying to avoid Harry and Ron. All of the secrets between them was bound to change the dimensions of their friendship and she didn't think that she could handle any more change right now. Petting Molly's hand appreciably Hermione bids everyone farewell and leaves for her home.

Once there she enters the den and collapses into a large armchair, smiling at Crookshanks, who was lying by the fireplace. She pulls the crumpled note out of her pocket and glances over it, pausing at the signature.

R.A.B. It appeared that her father, a man who had disappeared and was thought to have died sixteen years ago, had finally reappeared and left his calling card.

The game was set, the pawns in place, and Regulus Black had come out to play.

End.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...

Carolyn Hahn-Re: I really liked this story! The writing was well done, and the plot was suspenseful. I couldn't stop reading chapter after chapter, on the edge of my seat! The characters were well developed, and true to form. Thank you so much for this wonderful read.

Tiffany Thomson: This story is not something I would normally pick up and read but I'm so glad I did, I wasn't able to put it down and my husband was yelling at me at 3am to put it down and go to bed (just waited for him to doze back off before picking it back up) I really hope Natalie brings out another book eit...

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

Talon Richey: The answer to that question is NO! I absolutely loved the book, it has a way of lifting the magic right of the page and into the imagination. The story is well thought out and connects so easily with its self that as a reader i felt like it could actually be real. defiantly in my top five favori...

themyronus: Vanessa has made 'amazing' the norme. I didn't want to read this as I am waiting for the finished and polished book to come out. But then I decided to read one chapter for kicks...well hours later I finished what was posted. Fortunately, my memory is not to good and I hope I will read the book wi...

Riskaninda Maharani: This story told about love between Christopher Schlösser (a German) and Anggia Selestina (an Indonesian) that happened in Düsseldorf, Germany in an autumn. The German autumn which was so different with the autumn in the other four season countries, especially in Anggia's eyes when her heart-movin...

More Recommendations

Diyfamilygarden: This is one of the best books I've ever read! The characters, the unique love and everything else in this book is so well written that it feels like you're there! Like you can see it with your own eyes! J.K.Rowling can watch out, this fantasy book is just as good as the Harry Potter books, maybe ...

sujitha nair: What's so distinct about this story was that it could easily be real. Praveena can be your classmate, neighbor or that girl you saw at the coffee shop today. The important decisions she makes and the dilemmas she faces, remind us of our own twisted lives.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."