The Battle Part 1
Chapter 38: The Battle Part 1
"I am so glad that OWLs are over." Ron said plopping down on the couch.
"Same here." Harry said following his friend's lead.
"Wimps." Ginny whispered to Hermione.
"Just wait until next year." Ron told his sister.
"Hey Harry. We're going to pull a prank on Snape."George said coming into the room.
"Do you four want to come?"Fred asked.
"Have you forgotten that Ron and I are Prefects?"
"No. But you guys seem to be."George told her. "Miss. Tiria"
"Oh really Bucktooth?" Hermione retorted.
Ron laughed. "C'mon 'Mione."
"I was under the invisibility cloak and I saw he was going to give you a "T" on your midterm." Harry told her.
"WHAT? Oh, that does it. NOBODY gives Hermione Granger an "T" when she doesn't deserve it." She yelled as she stormed out of the room.
"Really?" Ginny asked.
"No. But I want to prank Snape."
When they got down to the dungons, they saw a very disturbing sight. (They were under the cloak). Snape was talking into the fire. When Harry saw who he was talking to, his scar started to hurt.
"Everything is just about ready Master." Snape said to the fire.
"Excellent. Bella will take care of Black. I want you to deal with the werewolf."
"The pleasure is all mine."
"I'll take care of Dumbledore."
Harry motioned the others.
When they got far from the dungeon, they stopped to catch their breaths.
"We HAVE to warn Dumbledore." Hermione said.
The two 7th years, three 5th years, and one 4th year went running to the gargoyle.
"Bertie Botts" Hermione told it.
"PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE!" the six students went running into the office to find nobody was there.
"He must be at dinner." Harry pointed out
"Oh no." Ron said.
"Out of my way. Aloramora." Hermione said.
"Do you really think I would have forgotten about that spell?" Snape's voice was heard from the other side of the door.
"You'll regret this Snape!" Ron yelled
"Ah. But I believe it is you who will be regretting it. You see, with you three out of the way, I can allow Voldemort to enter the castle. Once the old fool is disposed of, you will be next. The other three are just a bonus."
With that, Snape walked away.
"What are we going to do?" Ginny asked.
Harry looked around. He saw Dumbledore's desk, pictures of previous headmasters/mistresses, and Fawkes.
"That's it." Harry said before going to the door. "The door is made of wood."
"So?" Hermione asked.
"Flattail, Bucktooth. Think you can chew the door?"
"Oh. That's right. Snape doesn't know we're animagi." Ginny said.
"So we're just going to stand here while Fred and George chew a hole in the door?" Hermione asked.
"Sorry Hermione, but YOU'RE going to stand here while Fred and George chew a hole in the door. Ron, Ginny, and I can fly out the window. Once the hole is made, come and join the battle." Harry said as he opened the window.
With that, Harry, Ron, and Ginny transformed and flew out the window.
"Good evening" a sinister voice came from the entrance to the Great Hall.
"Voldemort!" the entire staff exclaimed.
Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff students all left their seats and ran to the sides of the Hall. Slytherins just smirked.
"What brings you here Tom?" Dumbledore asked calmly.
"NEVER CALL ME THAT!" Voldemort yelled "CRUCIO"
For an old man, Dumbledore can move. He dodged that curse very nicely. With that, the entire staff and the Death Eaters started a full scale battle.
"Get out of here." James told Lily as he sent a stunning curse at a Death Eater (they were still in disguise) "Find Harry."
"No need." Lily said noticing her son and his friends entering where the owls enter.
"I wonder why he didn't come to dinner." James said as he stunned another Death Eater. "Merlin, I wish I could use some family spells."
"Why don't you?" John asked as he made his way to James.
"Because I'm sure Salazar's heirs warn each other about Gryffindor spells. If Voldemort recognizes them, we're all sunk."
Harry, Ron, and Ginny landed behind the staff table and transformed back.
"I hope my brothers can make the hole fast enough."
"I'm sure they can." Harry said as he analyzed the situation.
James and Lily were stunning Death Eaters right and left. John was next to him helping. The rest of the staff was battling various Death Eater that Voldemort broke out of Azkaban. Sirius was dueling his cousin, Bellatrix, Remus was dueling Snape, and Dumbledore was dueling Voldemort.
"This is it. I'll help Dumbledore once I calm down."
"I'll help Remus." Ron told him.
"I'll help Sirius." Ginny added.
Ron and Ginny transformed and flew off.
"Be careful guys." Harry whispered as he took deep breathes.
Both Ron and Ginny flew over to the duels they were going to aid. Ginny grabbed Bella's wand and flew it over to Sirius. Ron did the same thing with Snape and Remus.
"No fair. Animal intervention." Bella said.
"AVADA…" Malfoy started pointing his wand at Ron.
"Expelliarmus" a female voice called from the entrance.
"It's impossible." Snape gasped.
"Next time, think before you lock us in Dumbledore's office Professor." Fred told his Potion's Professor as he and his twin came up from behind Hermione, who had her wand still raised.
"You locked them in?" Remus said.
"Petrificus Totalus" Sirius said at his cousin
Bellatrix went ridged.
"Jim! Do you want to do the honors?" Remus asked.
Snape rose in the air feet first.
"Just like 5th year." Sirius said wiping an imaginary tear.
"AVADA…" Voldemort started pointing his wand at Dumbledore.
"HEY TOM! CATCH!" Harry yelled throwing a goblet towards Voldemort.
Before Voldemort could do anything, out of reflex, he caught the goblet and disappeared.
At that point, the staff had overtaken the Death Eaters so everyone cheered. Except Harry.
"This ends tonight." He said grinding his teeth as he made himself a Portkey.