Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 16Dragons and Trapdoors
After the holidays she tried to not hang out with Harry, Ron and Hermione too much as she wasn’t keen on getting overly involved with the actual adventure. Though the three friends somewhat introduced her to their plans and thoughts she tried to avoid it as good as possible. The afternoon they would learn about Snape’s desire to be a Quidditch referee and finally find out who Nicholas Flamel was, she was watching the chess game between Ron and Hermione, when Harry entered the common room after a Quidditch practice. After he told them that Snape was apparently going to be referee in the next match Hermione and Ron gave him worried advice. Lillian only vaguely shook her head.
“What? He shouldn’t play. Seriously Snape already tried to knock him of the broom last time.” Hermione snapped at Lillian.
“You don’t really still believe that, do you?”
“We saw he was m
Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 15Confusion
On Boxing Day she decided it was better not to leave her room as she didn’t want to run into Harry yet. She actually only left her room for breakfast, lunch and supper. She did the same the next day. Each time she left her room she paid a lot of attention not to be seen by Harry. She always went down before the leftovers disappeared so she was able to at least get something to eat and to drink. After supper the second evening Dumbledore paid her a visit short after she had returned there.
“Ms. Block?” He stood outside.
“Yes?” She turned around a little surprised.
“May I come in?”
“Ah, of course.”
He said the password and entered the room. “Good evening Ms. Block.” He said with a friendly tone while closing the door.
“Good evening Professor.”
“Me and other teachers noticed that you have been very late for the meals the last two days.”
“That was on purpose. I was trying to avo
Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 14Quidditch and Christmas
When she went down to breakfast the next morning she tried to cheer Harry up who was still worried and looked like he didn’t sleep all night. He refused to eat something and then left with the team to change into their Quidditch robes. When Lillian, Ron and Hermione reached the Quidditch pit they joined Seamus, Neville and Dean and Hermione and Ron pulled out the banner they had created from a ruined bed sheet.
The game went on as expected and while Lillian knew everything that would happen it was very exciting to see it with own eyes and to experience it. When Harry’s broom started to act up she instinctively looked over to the teacher box. Fortunately she had gotten herself binoculars so she could spot Quirrell and Snape both fixating Harry. Though only she knew that Snape was actually protecting him while Ron and Hermione only spotted Snape and immediately concluded that he must be jinxing him.
Since Lillian swore herself she wouldn’t
Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 13Trolls and Bites
During the next few weeks she had even two potion lessons a week because Snape thought that one would be too less to be able to catch up with the others. He apparently wanted her to catch up at any cost. She of course knew that he was also assigned to keep an eye on Professor Quirrell even though she didn’t tell him. So she wasn’t very surprised that he didn’t visit her as often as before or if he did he never stayed long. Usually it didn’t happen much either. Whenever something happened that he found suspicious he left her room. So she decided she would cut it down to just talking about lessons or rather innocuous topics. Sometimes he would let her hug him and sometimes he was rather reserved. The lessons also weren’t all that much different from before but she did her best to catch up. She even somehow managed to do all the extra homework he gave her. He never gave her any points as well, at least not that she had ever noticed. Sh
Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 11Dumbledore’s curiosity
The following days weren’t very spectacular left aside that Harry, Ron, Neville and Hermione seemed to be a bit distressed. Lillian picked up that they seemed to have had their first encounter with Fluffy. When they weren’t doing homework in the common room she sometimes picked up parts of their conversations but she restrained herself from getting involved. She had other things to occupy herself with - for example the next potion lesson. Since that evening where he had abruptly left she hadn’t heard from him not counting what she heard from other students about him being in a bad mood.
When she was getting up from the dinner table on Thursday evening Ron and Harry pitied her for having to bear Snape instead of joining them in the Gryffindor common room. She waved it off with a smile even though she couldn’t deny the slight worry that was boiling somewhere within her stomach. When she went down to his office she found him sitt
Poison Prince and Brave Princess Part I-Chapter 10Agony and desire
The next morning at breakfast Harry and Ron were astounded, that she was still alive and even more surprised, that she had apparently done so well in her private lesson with Snape.
“He complimented you?” Ron gaped at her forgetting to bite into his toast so that the honey dropped down onto his plate.
“He just said ‘Very well’ and gave me full points for my potion.” Lillian shrugged and ate a sausage.
“That IS a compliment” said Harry and shook his head in disbelief. “Not even Hermione ever got a compliment even though her stuff is almost always perfect.”
Lillian shrugged again not showing them that the way the lesson had ended also concerned her, but it was absolutely none of their business what she shared with Snape. “He gave me an eight inch essay as homework though” she said quickly. “I’m a first year student after all even though I am older than you two together. And he didn&