The flaw in the plan

Chapter 4 - Going home

Around Christmas, Lucy received a letter. “Dear Lucy,
 the plan has changed. Come home.”

Lucy wasn't expecting that. They changed the plan? Well, she hadn't seduced Potter yet, but why did they do that? Didn't they believe she could do it?

But that was not for her to decide. If the Dark Lord wanted her back, she would go back. "Hey, my parents sent me a letter. They want me to go back for the holidays." Lucy said. "Oh, I see." Harry replied. He looked a little surprised.
"Why are you so surprised?" Lucy asked.

"It's just that you've never talked about your parents before." He answered.

"Yeah, they are always traveling, so we don't see each other that much." Bellatrix lied.

"Well, enjoy spending time with your parents then!" Hermione smiled.

"Yes, thank you. I'm going to go pack. The train leaves in two hours. I don't have much time." Lucy smiled back.

She performed a simple spell to pack everything and in a few minutes she was ready to go. When she was leaving the common room she crashed with someone.

Bellatrix was about to scream at the idiot who didn't pay attention to where they were going but, when she saw who it was, she smiled.

"Sorry Hermione, I was a little distracted." Lucy said.

"Oh, don't worry. I was distracted too." She replied.

They looked at each other in an awkward moment of silence.

"So, have a nice trip. We'll see each other in a week, right?" Hermione asked.

"Y-yeah! Sure." Bellatrix answered.

That's when Bellatrix realized she would not come back and she would never talk to Hermione again. She could see her but she was sure it would not be in a good situation.

Suddenly, she felt pain in her chest and she realized she was upset about leaving. The thought that she would never be able to talk to the girl in front of her again made her so sad that tears threatened to leave her eyes.

Bellatrix then felt an irresistible need to touch Hermione. She didn't even fight it and touched the younger girl's cheek and caressed it.

"I'll miss you." Bellatrix whispered.

They looked into each other's eyes and Bellatrix felt herself getting closer to Hermione's face. Then she did something neither of them expected. She pinned Hermione against the wall and kissed her. It was a gentle, loving kiss. Hermione hesitated for a moment, but then she kissed Lucy back.

Bellatrix's heart was beating fast and strong in her chest and the funny feeling she felt in her stomach with the amazing sensation in her mouth made her want to stop the time right there. She could spend the rest of her life kissing Hermione.

When Bellatrix realized what she was doing she broke the contact. She didn't even look at the other girl again. She just grabbed her luggage and left.

The whole trip she kept thinking about what she had done. She kissed an enemy. A mudblood. She couldn't believe that. But at the same time, the feeling of having Hermione's lips against hers was so amazing that she couldn't regret it.

Then she thought about Hermione. The girl probably was hating her right now and she was probably disgusted by her. And she didn't even know she was Bellatrix Lestrange yet.

She couldn't help but let a few tears fall from her eyes when she remembered that was the first and last time she would ever kiss Hermione.

When Bellatrix got to the Malfoy manor, she was greeted by her sister's husband.

"Welcome back, Bellatrix. Did you manage to get good grades?" Lucius Malfoy asked with a malicious smile on his face.

"Very funny Lucius. What happened? Why was the plan changed?" Bellatrix asked.

"The Dark Lord will tell us in tonight's meeting." He answered. "Go get ready as soon as you change back to your true self."

So the witch waited just a few minutes and she was Bellatrix again. She took a shower and put on her own clothes and then she went to the meeting. She was thinking about Hermione the whole time.

"Welcome, Bellatrix. How is Hogwarts?" Voldemort asked when she entered the room.

"The same, my lord." Bellatrix answered.

"Well, you're probably wondering why I called you back." He commented. "Well, I'll tell you. I have managed to enter Potter's head. I can send him visions. So I'm going to lure him to the department of mysteries. He'll take the prophecy and you will steal it from him."

"That's a brilliant plan, my lord." Bellatrix replied.

"I intend to do it soon, so be prepared. I want you all to go there because he won't give the prophecy easily and I don't want you to kill him. I and only I will do it." Voldemort warned.

When they all discussed the plan, Voldemort let them go and rest. Bellatrix was anxious just like all the others death eaters, but for a different reason...

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