Due to the war many things had
changed at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, one of those things was the subject of the
NEWTs. All of the 7th years who wanted to take the NEWTs could no longer do so.
Harry, Hermione and Ron were among those who wanted to go back. The main
leaders of the 7th years went to speak with the Headmistress McGonagall. They
wanted to ask permission for their year to return the following year.
"Headmistress McGonagall? The other 7th years and I would like to come back next year. We want to retake our year and be allowed to take the NEWTs." Harry said with the leaders standing behind him.
"I will have to apologize to all of you. I understand how important this is for you all. I can see how determine you all are, however, mister Potter, there is simply not enough room for all of you. At least not during our regular year. Everyone must remember that half of Hogwarts was destroyed." Replied the Headmistress.
" But Madam Professor McGonagall -" said Harry when he was interrupted by the Headmistress.
"Now, mister Potter. When did I mention that all of you could not return? You simply cannot return during our regular year. I know all of you wish to finish your schooling. The people who are determine to do so may come back for the Summer Program. Lessons start at the end of May. However, things work a little different in this program." Said Headmistress McGonagall and added, "Other than that we welcome you all back. Oh! Before I forget this program is available to only the 7th years who will be consider 8th years now. The rest of the underclassmen will come back at the normal time. Do not be concerned. It is normal for the summer program to have 18 year olds in it. I'll see you all then."
"Wait headmistress, what is the Summer Program?" inquired Harry.
"It's best to see Mister Potter," said the headmistress. She then turned around and left her office. She needed to start taking care of the school.
Harry turned to the crowd behind him. All of them of them had heard the news. Harry addressed them and said," Let's go tell our class mates. Uh-mm... I hope to see you all at this summer program. Or whatever it is."
A girl wearing a white beanie, a sleeveless teal cardigan, jeans and a purple shirt walked into the Headmistress office.
"Headmistress, you called me here early. May I ask the purpose?" Asked the girl.
"I need your help, we have some students who will be new to the summer program. They are from main school year. They will most likely go to the station 9 ¾ but that's not -" the Headmistress said when the girl finished the sentence for her.
"How you get to Hogwarts for the summer program, right." the girl continued, "Need me to pick them up?"
"Yes, please. Severus may or may not be joining you. Again thank you for saving him and you helping him learn to speak again will be a great asset," said Headmistress McGonagall.
"It's an honor to have helped him. He helped me when I needed It most. He is a good person," replied the girl.
"I was going to have it done with port keys but there are far too many students for that. I know you can cause a black hole. Ask some magical creatures for help or maybe just fly here. This is really up to you. Others may think I am favoring the house of Gryffindor, because I picked you. But, since I am now the headmistress I cannot be the head of Gryffindor anymore. Sadly, they will be starting with one less teacher for this summer and the next school year. Hopefully by then I will have a new one...Hopefully. You will have more responsibilities this year Rachael. Or would you rather be called," said the Headmistress.
"Rachael," said the girl quickly and continued, "If you say the other name you will undo the spell. I am honored, so this means I can take points? A Student head has never been able to do such."
"Yes, you may because you will have the full role of the head of house. No prefects like normal but each student head answers to a teacher. You answer to yourself and me like an actual professor. I would like you to help teach a few classes as well. I also hear Severus will be needing help in potions. Will you be willing to help by taking all this responsibilities on plus your regular classes?" asked Headmistress McGonagall.
"Of course, Headmistress. It would be my pleasure. So when do I meet the fresh meat?" asked Rachael.
"Ha ha ha! Noon tomorrow. You are welcome to bring all the heads, but I think we will need them here to help take care of students." Replied the Headmistress.
"Kumari is a Ravenclaw student head this year or am I mistaken? She is good at leading and organizing," said Rachael.
"Yes, she sure is and thank you miss Rachael. See you before you leave tomorrow morning to meet them, said Headmistress McGonagall
"Alright I will take my leave," said Rachael.
"Have a nice Day," said the Headmistress.
"You as well," said Rachael and left the office. She went down to the dungeons and walked up to Snape's private office door and went it. When she reached the wall a door appeared. Entering the private corroders, Severus looked up and smiled. Yes, Severus Snape, smiled! "I'm back Severus,” said the girl with the white beanie.
"Welcome back. How is everything? And before you ask, I took my potion. Thank you for taking care of me." Severus signed back.
The poison from nagini has messed with his vocal cords, so he has to re-learn to talk. This poison is so bad he may never talk again. The good thing Rachael knows sign language and is teaching him.
"Severus, you saved me a few years ago. You took me under your wing. You became family aka Uncle Sev. So I am just showing you how much I care about you. I love you Severus. You are important to me. I know all your needs. Remember, I was and I still am your secret keeper. " She signed while smiling.
Then the girl with the teal cardigan joined him on the couch. They talked into the night about the classes, Rachael's new responsibilities. When it was dark out Severus went to bed and Rachael transfigured the couch again to a bed and went to sheep.