I opened the door and saw nothing but blackness and spider webs. "Lumos maxima," a beam of light shot out from my wand and down a narrow staircase. I pushed aside my dresser and climbed through.
I whispered, "Lumos," and my wand glowed at the end. I walked carefully through the dark and spiderwebs that caught in my hair and on my face. I stumbled down a few of the steps before regaining my balance.
I grabbed hold of the dusty rail that helped lead me down to wherever it went. I walked for another few minutes then came to a wide opening. I stepped forward and a fire shot up next to me. I jumped slightly and watched several fires light around the room. I saw couches and chairs covered by, someone obviously smart, sheets laid out to keep them from getting filthy.
I pulled one back and saw a green chair with brown arms. I stroked the back and looked around the rest of the room. It looked like the common room upstairs. Looks like the boys aren't the only ones with a secret room.
I turned to back to the staircase, I thought, what would be a good spell to clean it? I snapped my fingers and said, "Ventus." a gust of wind shot out of my wand and whipped the spider webs out of the path. I smiled and waived my wand once more and the sheets few off of the furniture.
I walked up the stairs and back into my room. I closed the door and covered it with a curtain I ripped from the 'window' and pinned up. I moved my dresser from in front of the door to right next to my bed.
I hurried out of the room after I whispered, "Colloportus." and I heard the door lock behind the sheet. I ran to Snapes class just as the first student was getting there. I helped with the potion, but none of the other cauldrons puffed green. So, it wasn't too much work for me.
After the next class I went to lunch. I met with Draco and his friends, "Hey." I said sitting down next to him. "Did you like the Potions class today?" I asked, taking a glass of pumpkin juice. He shrugged and said, "Only mine Crabbe's and Goyle's shot green, I think we did something wrong."
"You didnt," I said, taking a sandwich. "Yours were the only ones that were right." I said in a 'as a matter of fact' voice. He looked at me surprised and said, "Goyle? Get a potion right? Highly impossible." I laughed and looked up at the High Table. Snape was watching me. Then he waived me over and left the room.
"Excuse me for a minute." I stood up and walked to meet Snape. I pushed the door open that he had gone through and I said, "Whats wrong now?" I asked him, noticing he was leaned over the table with his back to me. He didn't turn to talk to me, so I walked up to him. He was looking at a piece of paper.
"We have a problem." He said in his dead voice. I sighed, "What now?" He showed me the paper. I took it and read it aloud.
"Dear Professor Severus Snape.
We regret to inform you that there will be a Hogwarts Raid. The first Raid will begin in the Potions classroom.
We will be sending the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts crew to be examining the school one week from Wednesday.
I looked up at Snape and said, "My father?" He looked up at me with regretful eyes. "Yes."