|The story begins
||[Mar. 25th, 2006|09:41 am]
Harry Potter RPG
For most the summer after Dumbledore's death the Order took a break because the loss was still too real. Bill and Fleur were married in July. It was a beautiful ceremony and for a moment everyone forgot that any day they could entering into open war.
Shortly after the wedding the Order got quite a surprise. They were approached by a select group of Slytherins that included Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson and Daphnee Greegrass. A few vials of veritiserum later the Order discovered an age old plot. Draco and his pals began planning in their first year to turn on the death eaters. Draco attempting to Kill Dumbledore was a plot. Snape was innocent, Dumbledore willingly gave his life.
So, alliances were forged between Gryffindor's and Slytherin's. Harry, Ron, Draco and Blaise quickly became the friends. Hermione, Ginny, Pansy and Daphnee also became inseparable. Harry decided if they wouldn't be allowed to join the order they would meet and plan on their own. Dumbledore's army was reborn. They met at Grimmauld Place, using a small forgotten room not too much bigger than a broom closet.
"Ok" Harry started taking control, knowing his friends were looking for his leadership. "It's time to formulate a plan. Draco, Blaise. What can you tell me about the death eaters."
"Snape contacted us last week" Draco informed the group. "He says that The Dark Lord and his followers will be declaring war within the week. The Order has wasted too much time. We need to move now!"
"Then the next step to start searching for the Horcruxes" Ron commented looking at Harry.
"I guess that is all we can do right now." Harry agreed. "Well we need to figure out where we go from here, locations and such. I have a source in Godric's Hollow"
"Actually Harry" Hermione interrupted looking over at Blaise giving him a small smile. "Blaise and I were talking and we thought about something, a more effective way to move forward"
"What?" Harry asked.
"It would too suspicious and too dangerous if all of us went along,” Blaise explained. "So only some us should go with you, no more than 4 people including you Harry. The rest should stay here"
"What will the rest of you be doing?" Harry asked.
"Fred and George did a little recon for me" Hermione confessed. "They recently let me in on a little secret. Hogwarts will be opening as usual this year"
"What?" Ginny asked incredulously. "We haven't received letters or anything and it’s already the 12th of August"
"We should be receiving out letters tomorrow" Blaise answered her. "Term will begin as usual on September first."
"I think" Hermione said as she pulled out some parchment. "I think I know a good way to split us up. Harry, Ron and Pansy will go with you on the search. Blaise, Ginny, and myself will return to Hogwarts."
"What about me?" Draco asked.
"You, my friend, will be our connection to pureblood's that want to defect from the dark side,” Blaise informed him. "We will set you up in Hogsmead but you will traveling a lot"
"I don't know about this" Ron told Harry. "All of us splitting up does not seem safe."
Harry was quiet for a moment looking at his friend’s faces. He didn't want to make a decision like this knowing the wrong choice could cost one or all these people their lives.
"Harry" Hermione prompted.
"We'll do it your way" Harry told Hermione. "I hope this is the best way"
"Mum and Dad will never just let us go" Ron informed Harry.
"That is why we will leave before sunrise, a week from tonight" Harry informed him. Harry turned to Pansy. "You have been awfully quiet pans, everything ok?"
"Yeah" Pansy assured him quietly. "I guess this whole thing is just really scary, that's all"
Harry put an arm around her shoulder.
"It will be ok pans" Harry soothed her. "You don't have to come with Ron and I. You could go back to Hogwarts or we could find somewhere else for you to go"
"No" Pansy barked looking up so quickly that her long black hair flew into Harry's face. Harry recoiled as if he had been slapped. "I am not a coward"
"No body said you were Pansy" Blaise explained. "Potter was just being a gentlemen"
But Harry saw Blaise wink at him and somehow he expected Blaise knew how he felt about Pansy.
"So, before we adjourn" Harry asked the group. "Everyone knows what they must do?"
He saw the nods and heard the murmurs of agreement.
"Good" Harry said softly.