Friday, January 2, 2009

Chapter 5, continued

"Ugh!" Albus said as he dashed out of the Potions room. Holly and Derek followed behind, holding their robes up over their noses. Peter practically fell out of the room, coughing.

"Albus!" Peter said, leaning against the wall.

"What?" Albus yelled, still walking away.

"I didn't know anything could smell so bad..." Holly murmured to Derek, who nodded in agreement. Albus suddenly stopped and looked around.

"Where's Andrea?" He asked to no one in particular. Peter shrugged.

"Hopefully she didn't die in there..." He muttered, and Holly giggled. Albus glared at them both then kept walking.

After Albus had taken a few steps, Andrea came running up behind him and the others. "There you are!" Peter said, turning to look at her.

"Sorry, I had to get a few...things." Andrea said, then smiled at Albus. Albus sighed and rolled his eyes.

"I'm glad you're happy. That had to have been the most miserable experience in my life." He grumbled.

"Agreed..." Derek whispered, and Holly giggled again. Albus clenched his fists at his side and picked up his pace.

"How were you able to stay in there with that...smell?" Peter asked Andrea.

"Professor McGlinnin sucked up all the bad smell with his wand." Andrea said simply.

"Is he mad at me?" Albus asked hesitantly. Andrea shook her head.

"No, he's not mad at you. He said that accidents happen." Albus sighed.

"I just wish they didn't happen to me..." Albus grumbled, and Andrea looked at him sympathetically.

Later, during Transfiguration, Albus was trying to turn a pigeon into a parachute. Andrea was sitting next to him, doing the same thing. All of a sudden, she began coughing. Albus looked over at her as she started coughing harder and harder. Professor McGonagal began walking over to their table when a green spark shot out of Andrea's wand and hit the chandelier hanging on the ceiling. The chandelier turned into a parachute and began floating down on the kids beneath it. Andrea got out of her seat, still coughing, and walked out of the room. Professor McGonagal watched her through the window in the door.

Outside, Andrea reached into her bag and pulled out a small vile filled with green liquid. She took the stopper out of the top and steam came out of it. Just then, Samantha zoomed around the corner. Andrea hid the vile behind her back as she continued to cough.

"Hey there, Andrea." Samantha said as she stopped in front of her. Samantha raised an eyebrow at Andrea and looked above her head. "Why is your head steaming?" Samantha asked, but Andrea couldn't answer because she was coughing too much. "You okay? That cough sounds awfully bad. Kinda like a-" Samantha stopped and looked down in her hands at the scroll she was carrying. "Oh! Hate to chat and run, but I'm supposed to be taking this to Professor Longbottom." Samantha began walking away, and as she passed Andrea, she turned her head and saw the vile in Andrea's hand.

When Samantha had turned the corner, Andrea pulled the vile out from behind her back and drank it's contents. What Andrea didn't know, though, was that Samantha had peeked around the corner and had seen that.

"What in the world?" Samantha asked herself as she turned and continued walking, thoughts swirling in her head.

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