Complications

(0) Harry had been sitting all day on his fourposter in his new dormitry. He was now in Grade five at Hogwarts school at Witchcraft and wizardry. Anyway, he was sitting with his head in his knees, pulling hard on his hair. "Why did I have to go and shout at her? Why?" Harry chanted to himself. He had just the other night shouted at Ginny for slapping Ron, but Ron had hit her, first. That caused Ginny to run off crying, Hermione to not talk to Harry, and Ron to glare at him for shouting at his sister. He had known why Ginny had run off crying. She had strong feelings for Harry, like a huge crush. And Harry felt allmost the same for her, secretly. Though Hermione and Ron knew his feelings for her, and that's why they were so angry at him. If only Ginny knew. He'd have to tell her some day, he couldn't stand it if he didn't. Plus, she looked so much like his dead mother. (Lightning, Age 8 to 12, 11/13/2002 1:40:16 AM, Complications)

(1) Harry wished that he could see his mother now. How deeply dissapointed would she be. Ron and Hermione were his best friends but now neither of them were talking to him. (ASTRA , Age 8 to 12, 11/14/2002 11:22:17 AM, Complications)

(2) What should I do? Thought Harry to himself. Maybe i should go and say sorry to Ginny. "Ginny, I am sorry." said Harry. " No, I am sorry." And she kissed him and ran away. (Lucy, Age 8 to 12, 11/18/2002 3:16:22 AM, Complications)

(3) Harry stood there with a bewildered look on his face. He turned bright red, and sighed. He was glad that no one else was in the common room to see that. But he was glad it happened. "Now," he said, "now I got to find Hermione and Ron." Harry ran off to find them. On his way out of the commen room he found a note by the exit. It read...... (Rachael, Age 13 to 18, 11/18/2002 6:57:18 PM, Complications)

(4) Dear Harry, Me and Ron are in love we're sooooo happy. If you need us we'll be in Moaning Myrtles bathroom smooching the day away. P.S. We'll talk to you again. (cerch, Age 8 to 12, 11/18/2002 8:48:42 PM, Complications)

(5) Harry became really really..jealuos??? He was jealous of Hermione and Ron! "I can't be jealous, I like ginny. No Hermione!!" Harry confest. "I Love Hermione!!" he ran to Moaning Myrtles bathroom. but they weren't there! "Were could they be!? I'll never fogive.... (Rachael, Age 13 to 18, 11/19/2002 6:21:26 AM, Complications)

(6) Then he went to wait in the Greathall so he could find Cho. Cho's friend told him that she was in the common room so her friend went to get Cho. Then she came down to the great hall. "Well she's here."said her friend and she walked off."Uhhhhhhhh h-hey C-cho wh-I-wannagooutwithme." "Sorry?" asked Cho "uh-w-w-will y-you g-go out with m-m-m-me t-tonight?"stuttered Harry. Harry was so red it looked like he would faint;wich he did. "Harry, Harry."said Cho trying to wake him. Harry was on an island he didn't know. All he could see was a huge palm tree and alot of bushes and he also saw a huge castle that didn't look at all like Howgwarts. Then he saw an ocean and he saw Godzilla emerge from it and i was riding it. Before he could move he got burnt to crisp. He spran back to life except he was in the hospital wing and Cho was right beside him.She grabbed him and kissed him all over. "Oh Harry i was sooo worried!" "wait."Harry closed the curtains and then they made out.(Dudes I'm back. (SuperDude, Age 8 to 12, 11/20/2002 5:55:27 PM, Complications)

(7) Harry couldn't love Hermione now, he knew that for sure. (cerch, Age 8 to 12, 11/20/2002 9:11:18 PM, Complications)

(8) harry and Cho made out for about ten minutes before Ginny walked in.she looked sosad.she looked behind her and a smile formed over her face.behind her walked in.... (victoria, Age 13 to 18, 11/23/2002 2:09:00 AM, Complications)

(9) Neville Longbottom. "Harry, I am very sorry to say this, but it seems this won't affect you as harshly as I thought it would. Neville and I are going to go out. It's over. I'm just sad you cheat on me before I even said it was over. I'm hurt, but not as hurt as I would be if we were still a couple."Ginny said. (Maricela, Age 8 to 12, 11/25/2002 7:00:01 PM, Complications)

(10) "Goodbye, Harry." Ginny said. (Maricela, Age 8 to 12, 11/25/2002 7:01:07 PM, Complications)

(11) so ginny and nevile walked out of the hall together holdin hands whilst harry said "what just happend there,no 1 dumps me 4 longbottem (boo, Age 13 to 18, 11/26/2002 3:14:19 PM, Complications)

(12) 'Uh right.'Ron said.'I thought you weren't speaking to me!'Harry said.'But anyday I would bump Neville for you.'Hermione said.'Thanks Hermione but I want Ginny to feel that way.'Harry exclamed.'It was worth a try Hermione.'said Ron. (Ron's #1 fan!, Age 13 to 18, 11/27/2002 9:54:54 AM, Complications)

(13) ginny wanted to get bck at harry she did something with nevile the next day....(don't ruin the story say somin good next please) (boo, Age 13 to 18, 11/27/2002 2:08:25 PM, Complications)

(14) good idea someone (boo, Age 13 to 18, 11/30/2002 1:07:15 PM, Complications)

(15) "I have announcement," Dumbledore said. "There will be no more....... (Someone(and the plot thickens), Age 8 to 12, 11/30/2002 7:28:57 PM, Complications)

(16) woops i just messed that up ok wat about this hogwarts from now on due to some things in the dungeon. i will b sendin every1 home in 2 days so ure prefects will take u bck to ure commen rooms and you will all have 2 start packin harry knew what he had to do he glanced at ron and hermione and they both new too (boo!!! how is that for a cliff hanger, Age 13 to 18, 12/1/2002 11:04:10 AM, Complications)

(17) As Harry and his friends sat down in the huge hall to eat lunch a girl neither Harry, Hermione or Ron had ever seen. This girl looked so strange. She wasn't ugly. She wasn't cute. Something more. Her long black hair waved as she walked towards the grffindor table. Her beautiful hazel eyes stared straight as she walked. She carried a bluish purple notebook and quill. She sat down not too far from harry and his friends but away from the other grffindors. Her skin tone matched her eyes, they noticed. And her skin also seemed to glisten like someone threw glitter on her. Harry and Ron's eyes were glued on her and so was Hermione's. Who was this girl the three-some thought. (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 7:19:23 PM, Complications)

(18) Ron started to get up but Fred was faster. Hi my name's fred, he said. Ron started to worry he hoped Fred wasn't going to do one of his stupid mean practical jokes. The girl looked at Fred and smiled. A smile that wasn't big enough to wrinkle her face but you could tell she was happy. She looked at Fred and said something they couldn't hear. Fred turned towards the rest of the crew and smiled a 100,000 watt smile. (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 7:26:31 PM, Complications)

(19) They chated all through lunch. When it was time to go back to classes the girl quickly wrote down something Fred said in her bluish purple notebook. Then she gracefully walked off after shaking his hand. Ron wanted to catch her before she went to her next class. Hi, my name's Ron, he said. Jade. Jade Esme'. She said as she shook his hand. Ron quickly put his hand in his pocket as to not let anyone touch it. Ron Weasley, right? she asked. yes he replied. Oh! How did it feel to be a chocolate frog? What?! said Ron. Your brother Fred Weasley told me he really didn't need to be here he was an expert wizard. He said he was so good he turned you into a chocolate frog and back under 10 seconds. What?! said Ron. Jade smiled her small smile and giggle. Harry came from behind them on the other side of Jade. Hi, I'm...he started. Harry Potter, she finished. Yea. harry said. Nice to meet you harry. she shook his hands. What year are you in? he asked her. My fifth she replied. Ron eyes brightened soo are we he said excitedly trying to sound calm. Wow this is great, she said. Well i'm glad you three had your little chit chat but we'll be late for class Ron and Harry, said hermione coming from behind them walking quickly. Then she stopped suddenly. and turned around. Hi my name is Jade Esme', said Jade. Hermione Granger, she said sternly nodding. I'm sure you have another class to get to. We're going to potions, said hermione. oh no. i'm in the same classi'm sure i can tag along, said jade. Sure, said Ron and Harry. Why not? said hermione coldly and walked off quickly. (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 7:50:52 PM, Complications)

(20) Jade sat at the far left corner of the front of the class during potions. And for once hermione could not pay attention. After the rest of the class everyone headed to the hall for dinner. Jade was already there when harry, ron and hermione arrived. She was scribbling things down in her note book. Ron plopped down beside her. Hi, he said. she smiled at him and closed her note book. She moved it aside so she could eat. What do write in that book, ron asked. notes and poems, she said. mostly notes. I also like to read. but for some strange reason i forget who the authors are, she chukkled. well i bet your not as bad and Neville, chukkled ron. jade giggled. while they talked hermione and ron were having a little conversation of their own. what is up with you hermione? asked harry. nothing why do you replied curtly. because you talk like you hate jade or something. and you just meet her. i don't hate her i'm suspicious, said hermione. about what asked harry. her little notebook. why harry asked. i don't know i don't like it. well i do said harry. i think it's interesting. hermione turned away from him and stared at her food as she ate. she stared so hard it looked as though she wanted to move it or levitate it with her eyes. harry slid over towards ron and jade. ron had jade laughing about something. what's so funny, asked harry. oh nothing, said jade covering her mouth with her hand. ron turned towards harry. she's great, whispered ron. then they talked until it was time to return to their common rooms. (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 8:14:25 PM, Complications)

(21) that night while everyone was sleeping hermione crept out of her bed. luckily she didn't have to go far to get to jade four poster bed. and for on her trunk at the foot of her bed was her notebook. hermione grabbed it quickly and raced to her bed as fast and as quietly as she could. she made sure no one was awake. luminous, she said and her wand lit up. the front of the notebook was all poems then as she got further into the book she saw sort of like diary entries. she flipped through the first few pages and then she saw it. the name volemort. she quickly searched for the beggining of the entry. (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 8:21:46 PM, Complications)

(22) : August 12 : I know he is after me. He knows where i am every where i go. i've been to 6 different countries to sttend schools and all of them he seemes to find and kill. i try not to make friends but everyone likes me. i don't know wut to do : that was the end of that entry (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 8:26:54 PM, Complications)

(23) hermione heard footsteps. she said a spell quickly to turn light of her wand off. she ran to out the book back on jade's trunk then ran back jumped in the bed and held her breath until the footsteps passed.the next morning saturday hermione rushed to get ready. she ate breackfast in a hurry and left for hagrids in a hurry. have you noticed hermione has been in a rush all this morning? said ron to harry. i haven't seen jade this morning, said harry. maybe hermione did something to her. said ron. maybe maybe not said harry shrugging his shoulders. girls confuse me, said ron. everything confuses you weasel, said a cold familiar voice from behind them. it was the one and only (thank god) malfoy and his crew. shut up draco, said ron. just as draco and his crew were about to leave jade walked between the two groups of boys. Drace's eyes followed her like she had him in a trance. Hi ron, harry, said jade placing her note book down. before the two could say hi draco slammed his hand down on the table between jade and ron. Hi, Draco Malfoy pleasure to meet you, he said. hi i'm jade new student. are you a first year asked draco. no fifth. oh i see, said draco. well i've heard there is going to be a speacial wizard's winter ball this december would you take the pleasure of being my date. ron humped through his nose like he was going to laugh which he was. i haven't thought about it yet, answered jade, but i bet some nice girls in your group would like to go with you. draco's face fell. well wen you chagne your mind tell me, said draco and he and his crew walked off. ron and harry looked at jade with tears in thier eyes and started to laugh. jade smiled her small smile (Denise, Age 13 to 18, 12/16/2002 8:51:49 PM, Complications)

(24) The next day Hermione watched Jade closely.Not in the usual way people do,with glares or narrowed eyes.But kind of with a blank eyed stare.Whith her mouth moving constantly fast.As if she were adding somthing up that didn't make sense,or she was remembering somthing that was at the back of her mind.And now that she remembered what it was,to constanly repeat it so she wouldn't forget it again.She went on in this state for three days,hardly eating and reading anything and everything she could get her hands on about dark magicians.She soon had dark circles under her eyes.And all of the girls that shared aroom with her and some not even in the same room or grade begin to give reports to Dumbledore that they could here screams andCrashes against the walls some nights.And the day after Hermione's arms and body would be covered in bruises and slices.And though she tried to hide them peope could see traces of them now and again.And otther times, these increasing to a dangerous pitch,Wheneer someone came towards her or showed any temper or any other emotion other than kindness,Hermione would gie a soul wrenching screm and fall to the ground with her hands over her head ,rocking back and fourth mumbling nonsense songs,and whimpering softly.as the days slowly turned into weeks this way she got worse.Soon she became mute and deathly pale somtimes shrieking out odd sentenses and words that made no sense to anyone except one person.rufused to eat and would sit and stare out into space with a blank look.And that look and what sometimes came out of her mouth is what scared everyone half to death.Harry & Ron half carried half walked her everywhere,their faces drawn and worried.They took her to Madam Pomfrey.But the nurse,with a bewildered look,declared that there was nothing wrong with Hermione,other than not eating enough.One day Hermione developed a glazed look in her eyes,and she looked through Harry and Ron and not really at them.That day Harry craked,"HERMIONE WHAT THE DEVIL IS THE MATTER WTH YOU!!!WAKE UP WE'RE RIGHT HERE,WHEREVER YOU ARE YOU NEED TO GET BACK NOW!!!" Hermione turned that glazed look on him,and he involuntaringly took a step back in fear.The hall suddenly filled with an expectant silence.Hermione's glazed look dissapeared and she oppened her mothin a sream as if her soul were being ripped from her,"Harry somebody save me.Don't let him come for me.He will stop at nothing for this time there are two.Whatever you do harry when he comes,no matter what,YOU MUST LET THEA FIGHT.IF SHE DIES SO MUST HE,BUT LET HER FIGHT.PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME.SAVE ME, PLEASE Just Save me.DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE!!!" Her words were punctered with heart wracking sobs,the sobs that spoke of a terrible pain and unspaekable terror.She rocked back and forth in her seat as her body was wracked with sobs.Suddenly with an indrawn scream,the chair was flung back towards the floor.the hall echoed with the crash of the sound.Hermione was dragged back backwards by the neck by invisible hans.Her cries were hoarse and her feet kicked out as her hands clawed at her neck.People,brave or just plain stupid,ran towards her but were each and everyone flung back by an invisible force.Hermione continued to struggle but more weakly.And then blood came from the side of her mouth as her body jerked once,and held still.In the silence that followed.Cries of dispair echoed across the room.While some silenly cried and slide to the floor with their hands in their hands. (Brigid & Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 2/28/2003 9:09:26 PM, Complications)

(25) Augest 28:I knew he would come and what he would do.But this time he has gone to far.and i am swamped by grief and guilt so thick i fear i will choke: (Morgain & Brigid, Age 13 to 18, 2/28/2003 9:11:56 PM, Complications)

(26) Now that's a cliff hanger (Brigid & Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 2/28/2003 9:16:29 PM, Complications)

(27) Okay I have no Idea on whats happing but.. please tell me anyone! (carla, Age 13 to 18, 3/2/2003 6:45:48 PM, Complications)

(28) ..........hello everyone (carla, Age 8 to 12, 3/2/2003 6:47:25 PM, Complications)

(29) your supposed to write something (Brigid, Age 13 to 18, 3/3/2003 8:21:49 PM, Complications)

(30) Anyway:Hermione wasn't a very flighty person(u know those people who somtimes couldn't remember what year it was,let alone who they were.This sometimes resulted from two much drink,a nice big conk on the head,they were born that way,or sometimes all three)But when she opened her mouth a took in a greatly needed breath of air.She couldn't remember a darn thing.Her eyes widened as she took in the strange faces that hovered around a large room.She could hear crying.Lots of crying.It was the most heartbreaking,Heartrending soul shattering...and annoying sound she had ever heard in what small parts she could remember of her life.She very much wanted to tell everyone to sae their caterwallin for later.Nothing could be that bad.At least nothing she could think of.She tried to sit up.And she did to,at least until the wall and floor decided just then to spin.Her eyes narrowed,and she decided it would be in her best intrest if she just stayed put for a minute.She blinked and considered her options.Now one seemed to notice that she was lying on a cold hard floor.A cold hard floor in a room,a very big room that had a heck of a lot of kids in it.She knew none of these people, so she thought it best that she just lie right where she was.(plus it hurt like the devil the first time around she had tried it.So she thought it best not to do again)She just happened to make the stupid mistake of looking up at the cealing,and she suddenly knew she was in a lot more trouble than she had origanily thought.Once she figured this out,she decided she had been quit long enough."WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON!!!!I'm in so much pain i'm still trying to decide which part of me i should grab first,or if i should just pass out now and make my decision tomorrow!!!" She ranted in this fashion for a minute.Figuring if they thought she was crazy now,in the future they might stay well away from her or risk bodily harm.She talked on and on in the suddenly silent room about what her father would do to them if she wasn't let go.And about she would sue the first person that came near her.She looked at them and knew they didn't know what that was,so she kept right on.She complained in great deatail the horror of sickoes who would go and take an inocent girl from her home.Right when everyone thought she would burst into tears,she informed them vehemetly that she would come back after all of them if she didn't get her cat back RIGHT now.And if they tried anything freaky and her cat ended up as supper,she would personally beat the crap out of all of them.(she would too.She had no idea how since her butt had gone numb a while back.But she would do it.Truth was she didn't know if she had a cat or not,but she ment what she said nontheless.)She looked at the faces around her.They all seemed quit convenced that she had taken leave of her senses.Wonderful,this worked perfectly for her I'm insane-so keep safe distance plan.But just in case there was some non beliverers she added some crock about little green men and elvis telling her to do things.There,she thought in satisfaction,that she should keep them back for a while.Some people had ran from the room to get someone called Dumbledore.Guessing this wasn't a good thing,she was just about to launch into a speech about her rights when a boy whith green eyes red from crying(one of those bowllers,she thought in disgust.)and black hair came and nelt near her.He was followed by a boy with a head of hair that reminded her of a very red apple.His eyes were red too."Hermione?" His voice was thick with concern,and he was cute,him and carrot top.To bad they were cry babies."Who on earth is Hermione and who the devil are you?Where am i?And why in high heaven isn't there a roof in this room?"The two boys looked at each other,and there was suddenly a babble in the room.They kept repeating one word.Apparently Dumbledore had arrived,and she had a sneaky feeling that she was going to be here for a while. (Brigid, Age 13 to 18, 3/9/2003 10:14:54 PM, Complications)

(31) harry died in his 7 year at hogwarts fighting voldmort because dumble dorr died fighting so hermon and ron were sad and ron wet his pants and cho was happy because there woukd be no more famouse harry potter and malfoy was sorry and finally to be his friend (33, Young Adult, 3/17/2003 5:20:17 PM, Complications)

(32) mean (Brigid & Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 3/17/2003 6:41:58 PM, Complications)

(33) going back to paragraph 25... (anyone, Age 5 to 8, 7/13/2003 10:30:06 AM, Complications)

(34) i mean paragraph 26... (anyone, Age 5 to 8, 7/14/2003 8:59:55 AM, Complications)

(35) (still)August 28..."It is all my fault Hermione died. If I hadn't come here IT would have never happened...I thought that I would be safe at Hogwarts...I still have those nightmares...I feel his presence and hear his voice...Every time he says'There is nowhere to hide Jade...I will get you sooner or later...It is no use trying to run...' And now someone has died. And I fear that it is all my fault." Ginny read. Her eyes grew wide. She started to run up to Professor McGonanagall's office. Then, all of a sudden, she heard a voice behind her... (friend of ahen, Age 5 to 8, 7/14/2003 9:10:32 AM, Complications)

(36) "Soo...We meet again Ginny." the voice said, in an unnatural voice. Ginny's thoughts raced. He can't be back....she thought, her heart pounding. Hogwarts is safe, he can't hurt me....But she knew that he was there, that terrifying presence that could take away lives with a sweep of a hand, without hesitating. That horribble, cold, cold, voice merciless and hungry, hungry for power. She knew that he was back, that she should tell the headmaster, but an invisable force kept her from even looking in the direction of the headmaster's office. She went to bed early that night, afraid, and lonely. Her roommates could hear her ragged breaths, her words repeated over and over in a voice that spoke of misery and defeat"Don't...don't...please... don't do this to her...don't do this...please..." Finally, one of her best friends went to the headmaster for help. Michelle pounded up the stairs, faced the gargoyle, but could not do anymore. She tried to speak, tried to cry out for help, but she couldn't. Michelle slumped down on the floor, in a restless sleep, her face showing that unspeakable horrors were haunting her dreams. She too, cried out to spare her, to not do it, to stop. Finally, at dawn she and Ginny woke up, not eating anything, just as Hermione had. They both just stared, but there was no laughter in their eyes, in their place was a haunted look, a stare that would never end. They didn't eat and their dreams were sleepless. Sometimes, they would just sit and rock back and forth, back and forth, as though trying to comfort themselves from an eternity of despair. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 7/15/2003 9:59:02 AM, Complications)

(37) So, skip paragraph thirty right? (Brigid & Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 7/21/2003 3:04:42 PM, Complications)

(38) yeah. (friend of ahen, Age 8 to 12, 7/22/2003 11:59:36 AM, Complications)

(39) It was the weekend finally and many of the kids were outside studing.Simus watched as Ginny seemed to walk aimlessly around the school grounds.he woundn't have noticed if she had only circled the lake only once or twice.But the third caught his eye and the fourth had him staring.No one knew how large the lake was around,but he was pretty sure it was a couple of miles at least.Yet as he watched Ginny she circled it a fith time without breaking a sweat.She wasn't even breathing hard.Whenever Simus himself had the noble intentions of excercising he always ended up(through no fault of his own) in a the kitchens to filtch cakes from the house elves.A roumer had been floating around the school that Hermione had been insane before she died.And since Ginny,Michelle,and at least two other people in the last few days suffered from the same thing,people assumed they were to.So sufice is to say that he found it odd that anyone,sane or otherwise,would walk around the lake willinly.He sat down his books and used the tree trunk behind him to push him to his feet.he frowned slightly as Ginny suddenly stopped threw her head back and closed her eyes.He squinted and he saw that her lips were moving.He took a step forward and was watching her so intently that he didn't notice it at first,indeed most of them didn't.But then it became more and more obvious that the ground seemed to be breathing.The wind picked up and became so strong that some people stumbled and fell.The water in the lake began to move,great waves of it sloshing onto the shore.The shaking bacame more violent and the waves began to wash up...things.Things Simus didn't even know existed crawled frome the waves with bloodless lips and drowned eyes that burned with an unholy light.They crawled with aching slowness their red tipped claws digging deeply into the earth to give the leverage.And where the claws dug in there came an unearthly screams.One of them came fully from the water and Simus saw that they had the body of a humman but the lower legs were positioned oddly like those of some dog.There bodies were a sicking pale white like those of...magots.And then, one of them turned torwards him and it's sightless eyes stared at him before it opened it's paper thin lips to reveal a wide red cave of a mouth with fangs as long as his forarm.They shouldn't have fit in that mouth.The teeth should not have fit in that bald head,but they did.And then it moved,and it was fast...too fast.But before it could get him,before he could even blink, the grounds went dark and the world shook and finally opend.Then Simus could here nothing but screams.And then nothing at all.The next day the grounds were peacfull and quit,with a few students laughing and talking before their next class.as if, nothing had ever happened. (Brigid , Age 13 to 18, 7/25/2003 2:53:30 PM, Complications)

(40) August 32:He came yesterday.He made his point.I am not to disoby him again or the next time people will die.I watched it all from my room.It makes me sick to the stomach at the thought of how he used Ginny.Those out that day remember nothing of that day,none of them do.Except me.There was another but she has gone,how do they say,conveniantly insane.A sickness that seems to be spreading.He has shown me what he can make wake up.I will not be asking for help again.(sigh)this is a problem.A very bad problem (Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 7/25/2003 3:12:30 PM, Complications)

(41) I meant the 30th sorry (Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 7/25/2003 3:17:12 PM, Complications)

(42) August 31...What will he do next?? He has unleashed the power of the Dream Stalkers... Every night he whispers his plans in my ear, the most horrible sound. More and more girls seem to be going "insane", but I know better. He is controlling them to be his loyal servants, and I have to watch. I have to watch them scream and try to run, faster and faster, not knowing where and not even caring, as long as they were getting away...But they can't. He could retrieve them easily... just by threatening them, threatning to kill whatever matters to them most... (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 7/28/2003 9:50:17 AM, Complications)

(43) Still the diary entry...Oh Ami (mom)...I need you. Why did I listen to him?? Why did I think that maybe he was right, maybe I should go with him...Ami, everything I care about is going to fall, everything...And I'm going to have to watch it happen... Jade paused a moment... Do you remember how you told me thatI wa adopted, Ami??? How my parents died when I was little, and I was sent to you?? I miss you so much. Why did you have to go??? How could I face my brother alone??? How could I tell him that I killed his best friend and that I will be the cause of so many deaths??? How? Ami, I am so scared. If I don't face him, then He who must not be named will certainly take over.Jade closed her notebook. She felt as though someone was reading over her shoulder. No, she thought francally, he can't read it, he can't know. But when she turned around, she heard his soft laughter echoing into the breeze. He'll kill him now, she thought, he'll kill him through me, that's all he needs to get to power...He had to break him down little by little, destroying his world, but now he doesn't have to, he'll only have to use me. I have to tell him now. Jade looked in the direction of Harry, who was kneeling by Hermione's grave with Ron. All of a sudden, he looked in her direction. Jade looked away quickly. She started toward the castle. Jade couldn't stand it. She didn't tell Harry. She went up to bed early, his miserable face haunting her dreams. She sat up and prayed. Oh Ami, tell me what to do...he looks so lost..all I need to do is to tell him, nut it is not so easy...You know who is leering at me, daring me to tell, what should I do?? Then, she lied (layed??) down again and dreamed, this time not of you know who, but of the wise woman who had raised her. (sophian (come on, write!), Age 8 to 12, 7/28/2003 10:08:03 AM, Complications)

(44) "Ami?" Jade asked, reaching out to touch her mother's hand. "Jade, so nice to see you again." "Ami, I'm sorry. I'm sorry-" her mother cut her off. "There is no time for you to apologize, Jade. Right now, you must decide what to do." "He knows, Ami, he knows, I don't know what to do." she sobbed. "You must tell him. Maybe, then he will be safe." "I still dream about his friend. She still reaches to me, asks me to save her. She's still there, Ami. She's not dead. But she's gone..." she trailed off. "This girl you call Hermione is not dead." her mother said. "Yes, she is gone. But you can bring her back. Her spirit is in captive. You just have to set it free." "Oh Ami," Jade said. "Tell him Jade, and maybe, he could be saved." Jade woke up with a start. She looked over at Hermione's empty bed. I will tell him. she decided. (sophian , Age 8 to 12, 8/21/2003 9:17:39 AM, Complications)

(45) And she told him. (blah blah, Age 8 to 12, 10/9/2003 9:33:51 PM, Complications)

(46) she regretted it almost the instant the words were out of her mouth.She was sitting in the doromitory huddled deeply in the canopy bed.It was dark and the only light available fell across the middle of the room in one straight line.Her breath was harsh and ragged, her skin clammy.There was a spell.An old spell,it was dangerous,deadly in the right circumstances.But it was either that...or talk to the bloody bastered in person.She paused and her eyes darted to the window then back to staring straight ahead as she saw a shadow pass across the glass.The spell it was then.She unclenched tightly coiled hands from the bedspread and pushed it away from her.She got to her knees and crawled to the edge of the bed and looked about wairly.Her tounge darted out to lick the sweat from her upper lip.Her breath hiched as her bare feet came in contact with the cold floor.She scurried across the room towards the windows.she looked around guiltly with her hand on the latch when she heard a sharp snore from one of the beds.She threw open the window and climed out.The wind was sharp and cold making her breath catch and the sweat on her face cool instantly.She put one foot in bare air.She stood,compleatly out the window now,and did not fall.She started to walk downward as if going down a fleight of stairs,her nerves were raw and she continually looked over her shoulder.When she got to the ground she blew hot air into her cupped palms.She swore,hopping from one foot to the other,for fear of getting one of her toes frozen off.She blinked and the frst on her eyelashes glittered in the night.she scanned the grounds and considered.The spell was fairly easy.All she had to do was whisper his name in the air and anything she spoke of afterwards,at the same time,mnight or day,he would hear.it was the aftershock she was worried over.He could know where she was and what she was thinking once the spell was in progress.He would know, things he was better off not knowing.But only at that time.She looked at the sky.It was around 4 o clock.She would have to be carful of that from now on.She opened her mouth and let out a ragged scream when a hand snaked around her throat and pulled her backwards so that her head slamed hard against the ground.She rolled before the foot could slam into her face and nearly reched when she was grabbed by the hair and kneed hard in the face.her eyes were slightly crossed when the shadowy figure of Hermione crouched down and looked at her.Jade's stomach rolled and her face lost all it's color.She reached out and tried to touch her,but Hermione lunged back and landed hard on her butt."Don't you dare tell him.It would only make it worse.So much worse.you can't imagine" Like a dancer her body turned untill she rose gracefully to her feet,walked a couple of feet and dissapeared. (Brigid & Morgain, Age 13 to 18, 11/3/2003 8:25:18 PM, Complications)

(47) "Do you think that she's alright, Professor?" Harry's anxious voice asked." "I think she will be, Harry." A kindly voice said. "It was very fortunate that you found her." "What happened to her?" Ron asked. "When we found her, she was sweating all over and moaning something about how she 'has to tell him'. Then all of a sudden she was quiet." "I think," Professor Dumbbledore said softly. "That she witnessed very dark magic that night." Jade opened her eyes and when her vision cleared, she saw them looking over her. "Harry? Ron? Professor?" "You were here for a night or two. Are you alright Jade?" "God, Jade, what happened to you? You were moaning about Hermione. What were you dreaming there, Jade?" Then a look of dawning comprehension came over her, but neither Harry nor Ron knew why. "Oh, gods. (Yes, I put the s there on purpose.) I hope that I'm not too late." And with that, she ran out of the room. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 12/19/2003 3:46:56 PM, Complications)

(48) Jade quickly tied her long hair back.She didn't need it in the way. She came to the Forbidden Forest and stopped near a point that didn't seem too different than any other point in the forest. But there was something lingering in the air, she knew it. Something...She touched her necklace (don't know how to spell it) nervously. She stopped near a cliff. "A step of faith," her Ami had always told her," Will lead you to the right path." she took a deep breath and stepped right off the edge, and found herself standing on a platform in the middle of a dark room. "So you've discovered where to find us." a voice sneered from behind. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 12/31/2003 9:49:32 AM, Complications)

(49) She saw Hermione, sitting on a throne staring at her expressionlessly. She saw many, many, others too, all clothed in the dame black, all with the Dark Mark on their arms. A man weilded a knife and began to carve the Dark Mark on Hermione's wrist. Jade was horrified. "Hermione, don't!" she cried out, but Hermione just gave her a small Mona-Lisa smile and nodded at the Death Eater to proceed. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 1/3/2004 9:32:38 AM, Complications)

(50) Hermoine where r u ? Stupid faster come here there is some suspicious character lurking around here. Fater armed wif weapons and shoot it down when you see suspicious characters. DANGER...DANGER... warning signal is low faster get ready for reinforcements. Hurry no time to waste. Evacuate the building fast there is no time to waste. There are 100 of grenades in the building so must faster evacuate the building fast. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0 BAAAA BOOON!!!! Hermoine is still in the building. I think Hermoine is dead. WAAH WAAH WAAH tOO bAD!! (SUM 1 WHO EXIST, Age 1 to 4, 1/8/2004 5:32:51 AM, Complications)

(51) Skip that paragraph...She watched, terrified. THen she felt someone pin her arms in chain connected to the cave wall. The heavy metal was tight on her wrist, there was no way that she could get out. Then she saw a knife and a hand, pushing up her sleeve. She felt the cold metal touch her skin and begin carving the shape of a skull. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 1/17/2004 8:09:13 AM, Complications)

(52) "Stop." the command came sharp and sudden. Jade's eyes widened and she felt her knees sag with relief. Her eyes rested on Hermione as she stood, pale and shaking, in the middle of the room. A fine sheen of sweat coated her face. Jade watched as Hermione's eyes darted from side to side. Her lips curled and she muttered to herself angrily. One of the death eaters spoke,"Mistress, what's wr-," Hermione cut him off with a wave of her hand. She growled low in her throat, "Give her back to them." "Give her back to wh-" Hermione whirled on him suddenly, anger darkening her face in a red flush. Her rage seemed to fill the room. Jade almost felt sorry for the man.She glanced down at her bloody arm. almost. "GIVE HER BACK!!" Jade jumped and the action drew Hermione's attention to her. (Jade sincerly regretted this.) Hermione's gaze fell on jade and her voice was laced with contempt, "Ungrateful wretch wants her back so badly he can have her," she turned on her heal and headed back towards the throne, muttering, "I for one am not about to get my hands dirty. I have enough to deal with." Jade watched worridly as Hermione shook her head irritably. She flinched when Hermione spoke once more, " There are too many coming as it is. I have no need of this," a look of disgust came over her face, "child." Jade's face heated with embarresment, even as her thoughts ran rampant from one problem to the next. Something was wrong with this picture.(Other than the obvious of course.) But she'd be damned if she could figure out what it was. She looked closly at Hermione's face and saw that she was deathly pale.Her eyes were overbright and they reminded Jade of a horse she had seen one summer at her aunt's farm that had had to be gassed. It's eyes had held that same glassy eyed panic.Jade looked more closly, her eyes narrowing when she saw that Hermione looked feverish. Almost as if, at any moment, she would either pass out or be caught aflame. Jade gave the death tattoo artist a dirty look and he backed away from her. She eased as far away from him as she could and eased from one foot to the other so that they wouldn't fall asleep. Couldn't have that. Never knew when she would get the chance to run like hell. Hermione noticed none of this for she was wringing her hands and walking in tight jerky circles. Jade cleared her throat before she spoke, "Hermione, what's going to happen after tonight? What is this about to many? To many what?" Hermione turned towards her slowly. So achingly slow, that it made Jade hurt to see it. The whole room was compleatly silent for so long that Jade's legs began to cramp and her ears rang. The irritable thought that this would be bad for her run like hell plan crossed her mind. Hermione held herself very still and very straight. Jade would have been hard pressed to believe that she breathed. Finally...finally, she moved. She came towards Jade Slowly. She spoke "My dear, i'm afraid I can't tell you that," her mouth stretched wide hinting at even white teeth and a hint of madness flashed in her eyes. Jade gave a low whimper and shrunk back into the cold stone at her back, hoping harder than she ever had, that she could just dissapear. She realized that this course of action was not going to work when Hermione came so close to her that Jade feared to breath for the threat that they could touch. Hermione inclined her head and a small smile made her face more her.The old Hermione peeking through.In a low whisper, she said "But I can tell you this. Don't go outside at night anymore. If you do, I pity what you will see." A mixture of pain and grief came over her face and her voice was filled with regret when she raised her hand up in front of Jade's terrified face,"Now forget...sleep" The last thing Jade heard before she lost consciousness was Hermione giving the order to give her back, and the last thing thought she had was that she had never even gotton a chance to tell him. (Morgain & Brigid, Age 13 to 18, 3/19/2004 11:22:52 PM, Complications)