After my row with Harry about who's side I'm on, I went to the third floor corridor. More specifically, to Fluffy. I sat on my knees next to the giant dog and pet his heads. "Why won't they believe me, Fluffy? I'm on Harry's side, but I just have this nagging feeling that it isn't Snape. But no ones gonna get past you, eh?" I whispered, letting a few stay tears to roll. Fluffy's left head nuzzled into my side with a whine and I giggled at him. "You're my only friend right now, bud," I scratched being one of his six ears. Fluffy whimpered again and licked my cheek. I laughed and shoved is head away. Then I heard the door open. I'm in some deep chiz if it's a teacher! I jumped up and faced the person. Quirell!
"You aren't supposed to be here!" He scolded, dropping his stuttering, shy, good guy act.
"Neither are you. What's happened to your stutter, Professor?" I gave a falsely innocent smile. Quirell was taken aback. As he should be. The turbaned Professor made his way to the trap door I had been wondering about. He wasn't getting to it! "Stupefy," I cast. He blocked it. "Patrificus Totalus!" Blocked again. "Sick him, Fluffy," I ordered, realizing that Quirell knew silent magic. Fluffy growled and snapped at the man.
"Imperio!" A voice said that didn't belong to either Quirell or myself. Although, it must have been Quirell for as he lifted his wand I felt calm and as if my worries washed away. "Come here, Cason," Quirell ordered. I tried to fight, but with a flick of his wrist I was by his side. "Sing!" I tried to resist, and I almost did, but the professor kicked me and I lost all concentration. I let the spell take over.
"Flowers, gleam and glow. Let your power shine. Make the clock reverse. Bring back what once was mine. What once was mine," I sang the song from Tangled. Fluffy shook his heads, trying to keep the song from his ears, but I was forced to keep singing. Fluffy, unfortunately, gave into my song, letting sleep take over. I was still being forced to sing as Quirell opened the trapdoor. I tried harder than ever to resist the spell. I almost had it, when Quirell moved his wand and all went black.
"Harry, you really shouldn't have said that to Alexia," Hermione told me once we got back to the common room.
"Well, I did. Nothing to do about it now," I answered and sat in one of the good arm chairs by the fire.
"You could apologize," Hermione suggested as she sat on the couch.
"If I knew where she was! When ever Lex has a bad day she goes somewhere that no one else will," I said. My ginger friend sat beside me on the arm of the chair.
"Still. You shouldn't have questioned her loyalty to you. Your her best friend, and Alexia will be on your side when she thinks it's right. She's on your side now, but she just does think it's Snape. That's her opinion and as her friend you should respect it and at least take it into account," Hermione argued.
"So you don't think it's Snape?" I asked, running my fingers through my black hair.
"I never said that. I'm just saying, you should have at least given her opinion some thought instead of jumping to a conclusion just because the man hates you. I agree with both of you. I agree with you that the it's most likely Snape. I also agree with Alexia that you're blinded by hatred of the man and won't think it's anyone, but him," Hermione responded. I was at a lack for words. I believed with all my heart that Snape was trying to steal whatever it is Fluffy's guarding, but I also didn't want to believe it was anyone else. If we proved that Snape was trying to steal something from Dumbledore, he'll be sacked for sure!
"We all understand your point, Hermione, but can you see anyone else trying to do that?" Ron argued.
"No, I can't," Hermione answered. "I guess it's possible that someone else could be trying to steal it, but it's not very likely."
"I'm going to bed, coming Harry?" Ron asked as he stopped at the foot of the stairs.
"Not right now," I answered. Hermione went to bed as well. That just left me and my thoughts. Just perfect. *sarcasm*
A/N: CLIFFY! My first one I think. How do you like it? I decided to have a bigger twist right here, so I did! I want to thank every wonderful person that has helped me in getting my story to where it is, but I'm giving out a couple special shout outs. I want to thank @Elrabbit, @flightyinagoodway, and @HarryPotterRocks415! They have all commented on nearly every chapter and have given me kind words that have kept my creativity flowing!