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Chapter 3:

25 Aug

Joanna hurried after Tom. She managed to dodge a few professors who were walking the hallways as she tried to stay on his tail.

He seemed to be taking turns after turns till she came to one hallway where she completely lost him. Joanna sighed, “This was a bad idea. How do i get back now?”

“Good question.”

Joanna spun around to find Tom, arms folded, staring expressionlessly at her.

“I was-”

“Following me?” Tom interrupted.

“Curious,” Joanna finished her sentence confidently.

“Curiosity kills the cat.”

“Well, i’m not a cat am i?”

“Certainly not. If you’re so curious, you could have asked if you wanted to tag along.”

“Well.” Joanna paused briefly, “Can i?”

Tom did not reply, instead he turned and continued walking. Joanna did not hesitate this time as she hurried after him.

“Where are you going?” Joanna asked when she finally caught up with him.

“The library,” Tom answered and picked up pace.

Joanna decided to keep her questions for later as they arrived at the entrance of the library. The doors were locked, and as expected, Tom pulled out his wand. With an “alohomora” the door made a click and creaked open.

It was already 8 at night and the library was swallowed in complete darkness. Joanna could barely see anything in front of her and instinctively she pulled out her wand.

“Lumos,” she muttered under her breath. But the little light coming from the tip of her wand didn’t help much and she unconsciously grabbed on to Tom’s wrist. Tom, who was already maneuvering around the tables, stopped immediately and turned to her.

“I can’t see anything,” Joanna answered innocently.

Tom didn’t answer and continued deeper into the dark library.

They were walking for quite a while, and Joanna was starting to wonder how big the library actually was. In the dark, she could only imagine it to be as big as a Quidditch field, which seemed rather ridiculous.

But just when she was about to ask, Tom stopped. He hovered his wand over a small sign by a gated door. It read, “Restricted section.”

Tom slowly pulled his hand from Joanna’s grip as he opened the door and said, “Help me find a book.”

“What book?” Joanna asked as she knocked her wand on her hand, hoping it would give more light.

“Secrets of the Darkest Arts,” Tom said, and before she could raise another question, he disappeared behind a bookshelf.

“How do you look for a book in the dark?!” Joanna whispered to herself.

She felt her way towards a bookshelf and immediately knew it was impossible, so she decided to try something else. Joanna waved her wand as she called softly, “Accio Secrets of the Darkest Arts.”

Joanna waited for a while, but nothing happened. Slightly disappoint, she muttered to herself, “Accio bloody book.” And to her surprise, a book came flying towards her. Joanna grabbed for it but dropped it immediately when she felt the wet covers.

She knelt down to take a look at the book, and indeed, it was bloody. “Ugh,” Joanna said in disgust as she kicked the book under a shelf.

“Accio Secrets of the Darkest Arts,” Joanna tried again, saying it as clear as she could. But instead of a flying book, she heard a voice. It was whispering and she could barely make out what the voice was saying.

Joanna tried to find the source as she walked down a few shelves. She finally stopped when the whispers were no longer whispers.

“Over here,” the eerie voice said.

Joanna turned to a shelf and jumped backwards in surprise when a book fell onto the ground in front of her.

With her hand still clapped over her mouth, she slowly picked the book up. It was the book she was looking for.

Relieved that the eerie whispers were finally gone, she didn’t want to stay in this section any longer. But as she turned to leave, she gasps in surprise.

“Found it?” Tom asked, standing only a few feet away from her.

“Yes,” Joanna replied.

Tom reached his hand out, but Joanna smirked. “I found it. I want to read it first.”

He narrowed his eyes at her. “You don’t even know whats in it.”

“You’ll be surprise of what i know,” Joanna said as she walked pass him, trying to maneuver in the dark.

But she might have underestimated Tom’s capability, as the book managed to slip out of her hand and float towards him.

“Hey!”

“Shh!” Tom whispered sharply. He then slipped the book under his cloak and grabbed Joanna by the wrist, leading her out of the library. He finally let go when they exited to a quiet hallway.

Joanna was sure that everyone was sound asleep as a hand on the clock on the wall pointed at 10.

“You should go back to your common room,” Tom said, pointing to his left.

“Not yet. I want to see the book,” Joanna said, pointing at his cloak.

Tom didn’t answer and Joanna resorted to grabbing it. But before she could reach the book, Tom waved his wand and sent her flying backwards. Joanna managed to cushion her landing by conjuring a beanbag before she landed.

“What was that for?” Joanna asked angrily.

“Sorry. You should get back to your common room,” Tom said blankly.

To be continued…

(Leave a comment below or vote on whether Joanna should attempt to get the book or obediently retreat to her common room!)

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21 Comments

Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Fan Fiction (Novel)

 

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21 responses to “Chapter 3:

  1. zoey808

    August 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    No way She’s leaving without the book! Now HAND IT OVER, TOM!!!!

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      August 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      HAHA! My thoughts exactly!

       
      • kleefee

        May 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

        Joanna just didn´t deserved that. I mean, she was nice to Tom, (urghhhh)she found the book and now, Tom is not handing it over to her! Not fair!

         
        • Jeyna Grace

          May 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

          Haha! Typical Tom.

           
          • kleefee

            May 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm

            I just don´t like him…..

             
  2. zoey808

    August 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Is your picture going to be of them holding hands <33333???

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      August 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      No idea.. still waiting for my artist 🙂

       
  3. llexpedition

    August 28, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Hey Jeyna,

    I really enjoyed your post! I think Joanna should go back to her common room and plot! I would =)

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      August 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks!! Thats another way to go 🙂

       
  4. An Idealist Thinker

    September 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I agree with IIexpedition.

    Btw, the password protection of posts has been keeping me away. What do they need protecting from? Can’t be more readers 😉

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      September 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      I password protect cause the post drops too long.. and those are not the highlight of my blog. I dont want collabs to dominate it, rather the ones i write myself. So the password protected posts are only for the Bacon series. The rest will always be open 🙂

       
      • An Idealist Thinker

        September 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        Woah! I did not understand a single word there.. seems like you are writing in code these days 😮
        Meanwhile, looks like i will be deprived of the bacon since I can’t crack the code.

         
        • Jeyna Grace

          September 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

          I password protect because i don’t want those posts to be read first by readers, rather the ones i write by myself. Collaborations are not the highlight of my blog, but a side entertainment. The questions are very easy to crack actually.

           
          • An Idealist Thinker

            September 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm

            Actually, it’s just the dis-incentive of clicking that many more links to get to the post.

            Please tell your artist friend that she is very talented.. just love the hair here, especially Joanna’s.

             
          • Jeyna Grace

            September 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm

            I see. Well, im actually thinking of scraping off the whole fan fic mini, cause to me, the story isnt so good. Oh, sure, of course! Its a he btw 🙂

             
  5. ehmeliah

    September 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love the bloody book thing. HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH. 😀 i love your potter fanficts! You should post it on a reading community or…something. 🙂 good job!

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      September 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Haha! That was really a random idea. Thank you 🙂 Do you know any reading community i can post it on other than fan fic sites? If you do, let me know!

       
  6. Sabra Bachas

    September 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I adore your wp design, wherever would you get a hold of it from?

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      September 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Its a template. Banners i made myself 🙂

       
  7. elenaalex23

    November 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Getting better and better each chapter. I seriously love your portrayal of Riddle. And I love the art work btw. Its really good.

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      November 5, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      I have a friend who’s helping me draw them 🙂

       

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