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Sytravious the Dark - Duel For The Elder Wand
Chapter 11 - Dead Ends
Warning! this chapter contains sexual content. If this offends you then don't read the beginning of the last section.
I do not own harry potter or any of the other characters in the story sadly.
The Gryffindor common room was crowded with students studying and horsing around. The day had wound down a few hours before and dinner had been served. The sun had long ago retreated into the horizon and a new moon shone brightly in the sky. Ron and Hermione and Ginny sat near each other by the fire as they read their books. They also waited curiously for Harry to return from his investigation at Azkaban. Hermione especially fidgeted in her chair as she kept glancing up at the portrait entrance for his familiar face to emerge.
"Ron? Can you pass me a quill?" Ginny mumbled to her brother as she prepared an essay. Ron lay on his couch as he stared into space not even reading his book.
"Ron…?" Ginny repeated annoyed. "RON!" She finally shouted to get his attention.
"Huh? What?" He finally said as he sat up and looked at his sister annoyed.
"I was asking you for a quill if you would listen for a minute gosh." Ginny repeated with an attitude.
"Sorry. I was lost in thought." Ron said tossing his sister a quill.
"That must be unfamiliar territory for you I bet." Hermione mumbled.
She shared a laugh with Ginny as Ron rolled his eyes at the girls and ignored the comment. The girls continued reading and snickered again at the joke every few seconds much to his annoyance. The sound of the common room door snapped them out of their moment though as Harry slowly made his way into the room. Several students said their hellos and greetings as he walked past them yawning. Harry spotted his friends sitting by the fire and headed over to join them. Hermione had to resist the urge to jump into his arms and kiss him. They shared a knowing look quickly but otherwise acted normal as he sat across from her on the couch with Ron.
"How did it go Harry? Any luck?" Hermione asked as she waited for Harry to respond anxiously.
"Kind of I guess. It has been a long and mentally exhausting day. And it didn't help that one of the prisoner's died in my arms." Harry said quietly to the group.
"Oh my god Harry what happened?" Ginny asked as she covered her mouth with her hand.
Harry slowly and carefully repeated his day starting with his and Neville's findings at Azkaban, mainly the name Sytravious Grindelwald. And he continued with his meeting with the Minister. He sounded disappointed as he got into that part of his story.
"So we have the guys name finally only to discover that no one has any knowledge of it. He is like a ghost. No birth records recorded. No schooling history. We have started to assume he may just be using it as an alias. But my gut feeling tells me to dig deeper into it. Kinglsey is going to try and contact his counter parts in other nations but as of right now we still have an unidentified wizard besides his untraceable name with no footprints to follow. I can't believe that man died for nothing in that dark place in Azkaban." Harry said as he rested his head in his hands. He looked very tired and down.
"I'm sure it wasn't for nothing Harry. His name has to lead you somewhere eventually I know it. I did my own research while you were gone and Grindelwald was never known to have been married but that doesn't mean he didn't have children. We need to find out of there is any of his old followers still alive who can give us some insight into this." Hermione said.
"That would mean traveling out our jurisdiction and securing cooperation with foreign ministries. I'll set it up with Neville later. Listen I am spent guys. I think I just need to lie down and relax. You are welcome to my sitting room if you like." Harry said as he stood up and stretched. His shirt lifted up as he did this revealing his lower abs.
Hermione noticed it and couldn't help staring until she saw Ginny watching her looking at him. The two girls locked eyes for a moment and Hermione looked down into her book before Ginny could have a chance to make anything of it.
"Working out enough Harry?" Ron said as he noticed the girls staring at his abs.
Harry looked at the group then down at his stomach. "Oh yea I guess so. It's not that difficult Ron all you have to do is work out and lay off the drinks long enough to burn a calorie." Harry joked around.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Cheers to that." Ron replied as he went back to his boring book.
The girls rolled their eyes as Harry laughed. He walked over towards his room. He glanced back and caught Hermione's eye really quick and smiled. Harry knew he would see her as soon as she could get away and he looked forward to it.
Their relationship had been growing stronger everyday. But they never quite took that step to call each other a couple. Harry loved her very much but he held back still from getting to close. He knew this Sytravious was after him and was a dangerous enemy. His having feelings for Hermione becoming public knowledge might put her in harms way. He could not handle that thought. Once again Harry shut the image out his mind.
A few hours later as the castle got quiet and students drifted to sleep Harry and Hermione were once again secretly meeting in his room. She was lying on her side on his bed with her back to him as he wrapped his arms around her and rested his chin over her shoulder. She smelled so sweet and he skin was as soft as silk he thought to himself while he gently rubbed her leg.
"I don't know what I would do if I lost you." Harry whispered.
"Why would you lose me Harry?" She said as she rolled around to face him. "You know I would never leave you silly. You're my best friend and now so much more." Hermione said with a soft smile.
"Yes I know. Thank you." He said smiling. "I just…. With everything that's going on lately. This discovery of Grindelwald's supposed descendent…. I don't want you getting so involved this time Hermione. I know how you are and you want to help. But I think it would be better to keep you're distance so you don't get hurt." Harry said lowering his head.
Hermione sat up and crossed her arms visibly upset. Harry took a breath in knowing what was coming.
"Keep my distance Harry? How can you expect me to do that knowing what you are about to get into? I'm sorry but if you think I'm going to sit back and watch you go threw this alone you're crazy! I won't…I can't. Had I done that last year you probably wouldn't be sitting here now no offense meant. Why do you always try to push everyone away when things get hard?" She said upset and concerned.
"I don't push anyone away" Harry said as Hermione rolled her eyes.
"I'm only trying to protect you don't you see? I know you are capable of taking care of yourself and helping me Hermione. But that doesn't mean I can handle it when something happens to you… Can you please just do this for me? Promise me you won't get too involved beyond the research in this." Harry begged.
Hermione looked away with her arms still crossed as she shook her head. "I'm sorry Harry….I can't do that. How can I promise to abandon you if I think you need me? I won't do that…" She said to him hurt.
"Why can't you?" Harry asked frustrated.
"Because ….I love you." Hermione whispered as a small tear escaped her eye.
Harry felt a knot in his stomach at the sound of her voice saying that. He tried desperately to search for a response to trump her reason to ignore his wishes. But he couldn't. He felt the same way too and he knew he would never leave her side no matter what. Harry let out a long sigh and hugged Hermione tightly in his arms.
"You're as stubborn as I ever was. I love you too Hermione." Harry whispered into her ear. They held each other for a long while as they lied in bed together just enjoying each other's company. Harry watched her sleep as she breathed softly next to him. He would have to make sure no one ever discovered his true feelings for her. It was his one true weakness and he couldn't afford any weaknesses now. At the same time his love for her was one of his greatest strengths and he knew it. He put a protective arm around her and allowed himself to drift into a restless sleep.
Fang sat cross legged on the flying carpet with his arms folded across his chest as he flew silently and swiftly over the Altay Mountains of Mongolia. He was headed for the Gobi desert where his true master resided. He put on a show for Sytravious to satisfy the dark lord but he really worked for and was loyal to Glenda Grindelwald the dark wizard's mother. He reported to her weekly here to update her on the status of their mission for the Wand and other Hallows. The hidden location in the desert was the headquarters of what remained of Grindelwalds Army. Many dark wizards and witches loyal to the cause had long ago moved the operation far from Europe and prying eyes. Magical enchantments kept the location from view of muggles. Fang reached Glenda's temple within a few more hours.
He jumped of his carpet and marched up the steps of the grand temple. The temple was ten stories high and an impressive piece of architecture. The old wizards of Mongolia had it built long ago during the rise of Genghis Khan to protect them from the many battles in the region. He made his way to the top floor where Glenda would be waiting for him in the outer gardens.
"Good evening my lady. I'm glad to see you in good health." Fang said with a bow.
"Thank you Fang I trust you made it here unnoticed?" Glenda asked as she smelled a rose.
Glenda was a slender blonde with blue eyes. She resembled her father greatly and didn't look her 58 years. She was attractive still and had a kind face that hid her true venomous personality. She had Fang wrapped around her finger and had him spy on Sytravious for her to make sure he stayed in line and didn't veer off his task.
"Of course my lady my sister was busy tracking a death eater we are looking for and Sytravious went back to Hogsmeade again." He said.
"Why does he go there so often? You abandoned the Shrieking Shack long ago did you not? The fact he remains there disturbs me." Glenda said looking up from her flowers.
"I'm not sure….It seems he just has a drink in a pub for a few hours and leaves." He replied.
"A pub? We are on a mission to change the face of the wizarding world as everyone knows it and he is drinking in pubs on his spare time. That's wonderful Fang. What did I send you there for anyway?" She said as she glared at him.
"I'm sorry my lady but he insists on his solo visits to this town. I think he may be meeting someone there but I haven't dared ask or follow yet. I can look into it if you like?" He replied nervously.
"Yes do that! What's the story on the wand at least? Has he decided when he will make his move?" She asked as she went inside to her office as fang followed.
"Actually he put the wand on hold. Sytravious believes he is close to locating a different Hallow. The resurrection stone was in Voldermorts possession last according to his research. We are all searching for one of his last top lieutenants whom he believes may know more about it. He says the wand is there whenever he wants to take it." Fang informed her.
"What an over confident fool he has become! We don't have time for this. We can locate and claim the other Hallows much faster with the power of my father's wand. Fang find a way to get Sytravious to go after Potter sooner than later. I don't know what to suggest now but think of it! And find out what has him distracted in Hogsmeade. Now go before you're missed." Glenda said annoyed.
Fang bowed and took his leave of her. Glenda pondered the latest news from England. Her fragile hold of power over the army rested on her son claiming the wand again. There were many other factions within that would love to seize power given the chance. She would have gone after the wand herself but she lacked the skills and talents that Sytravious so cleverly possessed. It was something to be proud of but also a thorn in her side.
It took her years to mold his mind into becoming a full believer in her ways. He always seemed to want to question everything and had the tendency to go down his own path no matter what anyone told him. She worried now that all this time away from her manipulative words and persuasions would allow him to change too much. Thank god for Fang. He and his sister proved a reliable duo. She found them after they were outcast from their muggle village once they discovered their magical abilities. They had been most loyal to her and sort of grew up with Sytravious.
All she could do now was hope the siblings kept her sons mind focused and aided him in completing his destiny to follow in her father's footsteps and establish dominion over the lame muggles who ruled for far too long. And in the event they weren't able to get Sytravious to spring into action she would see to it herself that he did. No matter what she had to do or whom she had to destroy.
The Leaky Cauldron was filled with many patrons this cold Saturday afternoon. The chilling winter air was kept at bay as the warmer air in the pub kept everyone comfortable. In one of the back corner tables Neville, Harry, and Hermione sat as they discussed their findings about the case. As much info as they collected they still kept hitting dead ends.
"Listen guys. This is getting us nowhere fast. I say we go to Nurmenguard. It has to be around still and I bet anything one of the old army members is still being kept there. Who better to ask than one of Grindelwald's old colleagues?" Harry asked.
"How would we find Nurmenguard? And we don't have jurisdiction outside of England again Harry. It would have to be a rogue mission." Neville replied.
"I know how you can find it silly." Hermione said as they looked up at her. "Ask Dumbledore."
"Aberforth has never been there. He would have mentioned it." Harry said disappointed.
"Not Aberforth Harry. Albus Dumbledore. Go speak to his portrait in the head mistress's office. He would tell you I'm sure." Hermione said.
"That's a great idea Harry!" Neville said excitedly. "If you can find out where it is then I'm with you all the way. We can't tell the ministry what we are planning though. They wouldn't support us going outside our boundaries."
"Yeah well sometimes following the rules isn't always the right course of action. We live in a society where pizza get's to you're house before the police. If we wait on the political bickering between foreign ministries this Sytravious will get away." Harry told the pair.
As they continued talking the front door of the pub opened as a few groups of wizards and witches were headed into Diagon Alley. Hardly anyone paid them any mind at first. Harry however caught the familiar form of his nameless friend amongst the faces in the crowd. He was wearing one of his signature dark black suits with a colorful tie and scarf to fight the cold. He had a beautiful Asian woman with him. She wore a scarf around her neck that hung over her back and a silky top that exposed her cleavage. The tight leather pants and high heeled boots made most men stare as they walked past.
"Hey guys I'm going to call a friend over but don't mention any names especially mine." Harry whispered as he caught Sytravious's eye and waved him over.
"What's with the secrecy?" Neville asked.
"Don't ask it's a long story." Hermione said as she curiously looked at the pair walking towards their table. "So I finally get to meet the mysterious friend huh?"
Harry nodded as Sytravious and Raven approached. He smiled and nodded politely to Harry. Raven however looked bored and barely looked at any of them.
"Have you noticed every time we meet it's in or near a pub? Perhaps we need to lay off the drink?" Sytravious said jokingly in his deep smooth voice. He looked at Hermione with his blue icy stare.
"Are you going to introduce you're friends?" He asked Harry
"Of course sorry. These are my colleagues from work Nick and Heather." Harry lied.
"I'm pleased to meet you both." He said as he shook the confused Neville's hand and kissed Hermione's right after. "And this lovely woman is my assistant…" Sytravious began.
"Raven. My name is Raven." She said as she took notice of Hermione now. Here was the girl who caught them at Dumbledore's grave. And unless she was mistaken the dark haired one next to her was the one who saved her from Fang's attack. She glared at Hermione who glanced back at Raven and raised an eyebrow unfazed.
Sytravious glared at her for so foolishly saying her real name. But he hid his anger behind a smile. "Yes Raven thank you. We were just heading to Gringotts and other shops."
"Oh well we were just eating lunch and having a drink. There are plenty of roasts left if you two are hungry?" Harry asked.
"No thanks I'm a vegetarian." Raven said to Harry.
"Oh are you're an animal lover?" Hermione asked.
"No….. I just hate plants." Raven replied staring hard at Hermione.
"Ignore her. She hasn't had her nap yet today. I'm not hungry either but maybe we can meet up in the alley later?" Sytravious asked Harry.
"Sure sounds cool to me. I was just finishing up here anyway. Catch you in a few." Harry said as they shook hands and parted ways. Raven looked over her shoulder at them one more time as she headed in the alley with her lord.
"What's her deal? If she stared any harder her eyes would roll out." Hermione said crossing her arms.
"I'm not sure I never met her before. But he is polite no?" Harry asked.
"Yes he seemed very nice I guess….but those eyes. Wow." Hermione said.
"I know what you mean. They gave me the creeps." Neville added.
"You just have to get to know him. He isn't so scary after. Anyway guys I'm going to head into Diagon Alley for a little while. I'll get back to you Neville about Nurmenguard and we can discuss the details of our trip." Harry said
"Sure thing Harry. Hey I've also been meaning to ask you. What do you think of a Christmas party at your place this year? We can invite all the original D.A. and family. It would be great don't you think?" Neville asked with hope.
"You know that just might work Neville. I would be alone otherwise. Let's set it up." Harry answered with a smile.
"Excuse me? You would be alone?" Hermione asked. "And where did you think I would be?
"Huh? Oh I didn't know….. Are you staying with me over the holiday break?" Harry asked surprised.
"That's unless you don't want me too?" Hermione asked.
Neville took a long sip of his drink and tried not to smile.
"No that would be great Hermione! I would love to have you stay with me." He said as he held her hand on the table. "But wait. How are we going to explain that Ron and Ginny and everyone else for that matter?
"We will just say I can't make it back to Australia. It's true in a way. And I'm certainly not staying with the Weasley's. It will be fine Harry don't worry. Leave the story to me." She said grinning.
"Ok then I trust you. I'll see you at Hogwarts in a few hours ok?" Harry said as he stood up and kissed Hermione softly on the lips. Neville shook both their hands and the three went their separate ways. Harry headed to the secret entrance of Diagon Alley.
Harry found Sytravious finally after about 20 minutes. He was inside Twilfitt and Tattings's getting fit for a new suit. Harry walked in just as the shop keep was finishing his last measurement.
"Don't you have enough suits already?" Harry asked.
"You can never have enough suits my friend. Don't you own any?" Sytravious asked.
"No not really. I never needed one." Harry said
"Well that won't do at all sir. Come we have to get you fitted." The dark wizard said.
"Me? No way what would I do with a suit like that?" Harry protested.
"Oh I don't know? Wear it? C'mon a man's appearance says a lot about him. Someone such as you should wear a suit. Follow me." Sytravious said.
Harry shrugged his shoulders and gave in as he followed his friend into the back of the store. They both tried on several fancy suits as they talked.
"So this Heather you introduced me too. Is she with the ministry as well?" Sytravious asked.
"Oh...her? No not really she just met me and my partner here. He is an auror as well. What about that assistant of yours? Wow man you did well there. She is beautiful." Harry said.
"Yes thank you. We ….get along well you can say." Sytravious laughed.
"I bet you do sir. Where is she now?" Harry asked.
"Oh I sent her away. We had a bit of an argument actually. You see Raven seemed to have believed she has seen your friend somewhere before? She is under the impression she is a student at Hogwarts of all things!" He laughed as he studied Harry's reaction.
"Oh she is a student there. Raven was right. But it's the weekend isn't it? No classes today." Harry said truthfully. He decided not to lie to much more to his friend.
"You dirty dog! Involved with a minor? That's very brave of you indeed. She is very attractive I must say. I don't blame you." Sytravious said as he grinned. He felt better knowing that his friend didn't lie about this Heather girl Raven was so positive she fought with at Hogwarts. But what was he doing there? Sytravious began to run ideas threw his mind.
"What makes you think we are involved? She is just a friend of mine and nothing more." Harry said defensively. He did not like the idea of too many people knowing about him and Hermione.
"Right you are my friend I apologize. Me and Raven are ….Just friends too you see. What ever you prefer to call it is fine with me." He laughed.
Harry rolled his eyes.
"Look if you are a just friend then that's fine. I just saw the way she looked at you. I doubt she see's you as a friend. I guess if she is single maybe I can ask her out? Those brown eyes are very inviting….." Sytravious said.
"Hey! That's enough of that talk!" Harry said upset.
"I was joking relax. But I proved my pint didn't I? Once again I win." He said with a grin as Harry had to laugh.
"Very clever. So how long are we going to pretend we don't know each other's name? I am getting tired of calling you sir and friend to be honest." Harry said as he looked in the mirror at his new suit.
"Yea same here. You can call me Xavier. It's my middle name." Sytravious said.
"Call me James then." Harry said as they shook hands.
The two tried on and bought several suits. They emerged in their new threads into Diagon Alley once more. Harry wore a black pin striped suit with an emerald silk tie that matched his eyes perfectly. He wore leather gloves to keep his hand warm in the cold. Sytravious wore a similar suit with a blue tie. He walked with a cane as the two men headed to look for something to do. They looked like they owned the town and got many stares and nods from passing pedestrians.
"I see what you mean about the clothes now." Harry said.
"Listen James the sooner you learn never to doubt my word the better off you will be. Now where are we headed too?" Sytravious asked.
"Oh I don't care anywhere where they have good fire whiskey and food." Harry said.
"Have you ever tried Indian cuisine? It's quite delicious and the whiskey isn't bad either." Sytravious said.
"No I haven't but I didn't realize there was a place like that around here?" Harry answered.
"That's because there isn't James. Now grab on to my cane and prepare to see the wonderful country of India!" He said to Harry with a grin. "I have been there many times and know all the best spots. Interested?"
"India huh? Sounds like an adventure. Count me in." Harry said as he grabbed the cane and the two wizards apparated out of Diagon Alley and out of England.
It was dark and after midnight by the time Harry arrived back at the castle. He had ended up traveling to India as well as Spain and France with Sytravious. The two drank and laughed and told jokes. The fire whiskey had a lot to do with the merry mood but both felt a fast friendship forming. Harry remembered now as he walked up the ever moving staircases to his common room one of their last conversations before they parted ways in France.
"Have you ever stopped to think and forget to start again?" Sytravious asked.
"What nonsense are you talking about now?" Harry laughed as he passed the flask back to Sytravious.
"No seriously James. Sometimes I ask myself if I should have asked more questions in life. People can accept things so easily. I never wanted to be that type of person. My mother for example, I love that woman more than anything in this world, but she is so closed minded. I have been looking for these artifacts my whole life and it's all to please her really." Sytravious said as he took a swig from his flask.
"She expects such great things from me. And deep down inside I know I can achieve all these things and more. But I'm not always sure it's what I want. If you're a great painter does that mean you have to be an artist?" he asked Harry.
"No I don't think so. But you should definitely paint here and there. Do you not want to search for artifacts anymore? Is that what's on your mind Xavier?" Harry asked.
Sytravious looked at him and laughed. He almost forgot all the secrets between them. A sad but necessary boundary they had both agreed to set up.
"No that's not it at all. One day perhaps I will tell you exactly what I mean. I believe you would understand then." The dark wizard whispered.
Harry felt a hidden pain inside his friend and he wished he would confide in him more but he understood that this was a private man. Harry made it to the common room and mumbled the password and walked in. He saw Hermione's petite form sleeping on the couch. Harry immediately felt guilty for being gone so long. She must have been waiting up for him.
Harry Lifted her up in his arms and carried her into his sitting room. The fire place roared to life and lit up the room. He set her down on his couch and began gently rubbing her hair out her face and kissing her cheek. Hermione slowly opened her eyes and looked into Harry's Green ones before she allowed a smile to spread across her face.
"And where have you been this entire time mister? I thought you might have been lost." She whispered sleepily.
"I wasn't lost and even if I ever am I will always find you. I actually took a quick tour of India and Europe. Xavier can apparate over greater distances than I knew possible." Harry said amused.
"Xavier? So that's his name huh?" Hermione asked sitting up and trying to smooth out her hair.
It's his middle name actually. We settled on those. Quit fussing with your hair you look beautiful." Harry said.
Hermione gave up on her hair and shrugged as she smiled at Harry. She was wearing a small t shirt and loose fitting pajama pants. Yet somehow she still looked sexy to him.
"Wow Harry you look great in that suit! When did you change?" Hermione said as she noticed his dark suit. He had loosened the tie hours before.
"This? I bought it with Xavier earlier. He has a matching one. Do you like it?" Harry asked.
Hermione nodded as she played with his tie. She teasingly pulled him in closer to her inches from her face. But then her eyes widened as she thought of something.
"Oh yeah Harry that's why I was waiting for you! While you were on your mini vacation with Xavier I got impatient and went into the head mistresses office myself to see if Dumbledore would talk to me. And he did! There was a lot more to those two than we realized. And Grindelwalds reign of power went deeper than made public as well." Hermione said.
"What do you mean? What did you find out?" Harry asked.
"Well for one Dumbledore still would visit with Grindelwald time to time after imprisoning him. The two seemed to have still been civil for many years. He spoke to Dumbledore about having a daughter once. But he didn't know much about her and asked if Dumbledore would find her and look after her. But she was never found by Dumbledore. It is unknown now if he ever found about her and why he wanted to see her in the first place." Hermione said.
"So that means there is a strong chance this new Grindelwald is actually directly related to Gellert." Harry said worried. "I was afraid we would discover that much"
"Yes Harry but if we are going to find out more we need to get you and Neville to Nurmenguard sooner than later." She said.
"So you found out where it is?" He asked.
"Of course Harry I wouldn't talk all that time with Dumbledore and not find out. It's in Germany. Apparently Gellert Grindelwald had strong ties with the countries leader during the 1940's. His war and Gellert's often crossed lines time to time. Dumbledore believed he may have been using the muggle leader to achieve his own goals of dominance over the world. But thankfully both men were stopped." Hermione said.
"Wow that actually makes sense now that you mention it. Genius idea….If you were a dark wizard that is." Harry mumbled. "So we need to travel to Germany then and get inside and see if any of his old followers are still in there and willing to help. This keeps getting better and better." Harry said shaking his head.
"Yeah you definitely won't be bored the next few weeks. So I'm so not tired anymore. I had a good little nap waiting for you. What to do now?" Hermione said quietly biting her lower lip.
"Oh I think I can figure something out." Harry said as he pulled Hermione down onto the floor with him. They looked into each other's eyes and allowed their lips to meet. Hermione opened her mouth slightly letting his tongue slip inside and caress hers.
She straddled Harry and began grinding on him hard as she sucked on his lower lip. Harry moaned as he felt her soft pelvic rubbing on his hardness. He grabbed her firm ass in his hands and squeezed hard threw her pants. She giggled and they continued making out passionately. Harry was on cloud nine as they continued grinding on each other and suddenly some of his drunken conversation with Sytravious came back to him. The part when they were talking about woman and their experiences with them. He remembered Sytravious talking about What Raven liked the most in bed. Harry decided to be bold and go for it with Hermione.
He rolled over so she was now on the bottom and began kissing her neck softly and he moved his hands to her waist band on her pants. He slowly pushed them down as the elastic waist band slipped down off her hips and down her thighs. Hermione did not resist and even helped him pull them all the way off. Harry looked down at the pant less Hermione and saw her in her sexy panties. He began to kiss her ankles and work his way up her calf until he reached her knee. From her he began to lick gently in small swirls down her thigh until he was near his goal.
By this time Hermione was breathing heavy with the anticipation as her naval rose up and down with every breath. Harry slowly pulled off her panties and was pleased to see her allow it. This was the first time he had seen her completely naked from the waist down and he took a moment to take in the beautiful sight. Hermione's eyes were closed and she had turned her head to the side as she bit her lip hard. She had he legs open in an inviting way.
Harry couldn't wait to see how she reacted to what he was about to do. He went back to licking her inner thighs and she began to breathe harder. Finally he made his way to his goal and put his moth over her pelvic and let his tongue explore her in ways she never knew. Her back immediately arched high in the air and fell back down. She repeated this move several times until she adjusted to the shock of the new feeling.
Harry did not stop going for the next hour as Hermione climaxed over and over until she couldn't take it anymore. Finally she pushed his head up with her hand and smiled.
"I give up….. I can't take it anymore." She whispered.
Harry pulled her up and on top of him on the couch. They held each other intimately as he played with her hair. He couldn't believe the great lengths their relationship had taken this year. He never dreamed they would be this close. Hermione lay on his chest and tried to relax after what her body had just experienced.
"That was amazing! You're in trouble now Harry. I think I'm addicted to you." She whispered with a smile.
"Oh boy is that a good thing I wonder?" He said jokingly.
"Oh yea it's a good thing trust me." She said as she moved her head down his chest and pulled his pants down. Harry stiffened up and got aroused immediately. It looked like she would return the favor after all. He was beginning to worry.
The next morning Harry found himself surprisingly awake early and craving coffee and breakfast. All the events of his crazy night with Sytravious and then Hermione after had him needed to refuel. He made his way down to the great hall and saw hardly anyone was there yet. But he made out Aberforth sitting at the staff table reading the paper puffing on his pipe. Harry made his way over.
"Are you allowed to smoke that in here?" He asked the professor.
"No probably not. But hardly anyone comes down here this early on Sundays. I'm surprised to see you here especially Harry." Aberforth said raising an eyebrow.
"The early bird gets the worm right?" Harry said with a yawn.
"Ah yes but the second mouse gets the cheese." Aberforth replied offering Harry a seat.
"I was hungry what can I say? How has everything been going with your mission?" Harry said as his food appeared in front of him with a steaming cup of coffee.
"More dead ends. How hard can it be to find a man missing a hand in London?" Aberforth said annoyed. "I hear you are doing well on your end at least." he added to Harry.
"How did you hear that?" Harry asked surprised.
"Oh you don't think Ms. Granger is the only one who talks to my brother's portrait do you?" The professor said laughing.
"Oh right." Harry said as he sipped his drink. "Well information without action doesn't to us much good. Someone will have to go over there eventually and ask questions." Harry told the professor.
"You say someone as if you haven't already decided you were going there yourself Harry. Just be careful and remember everything we have taught you." Aberfoth said quietly.
"What? How do you know all this?" Harry asked surprised again.
"My boy you seem to think I sprang into existence this old man you see sitting in front of you now. I was once young and foolishly brave myself. It doesn't take much guessing to assume what you are thinking. Either way I wish you well on your journey. Should you need any help you know where to find me." Aberforth said back to him.
"Same goes to you sir. I would still love to help you with Dolohov." Harry said with a serious face.
"Focus on one task at a time Harry. You complete yours and I'll complete mine. You can't do everything on your own." Aberforth scolded.
Harry gave in and continued eating his food. He felt better knowing that his professor at least knew of his intentions to go to Germany. If he didn't find it necessary to try to stop Harry then he was making the right choice.
"So I have noticed you have been spending a lot of time with Ms. Granger. Care to comment?" Aberforth said smiling.
"What is this gossip?" Harry asked laughing.
"Yes we have been with each other more often than usual." Harry said turning red as he thought of last night. "But it's innocent really. I just enjoy her company. We are best friends you know." Harry said.
"You need to work on your lying skills more Harry. How about you say hell no she is like my sister! Or where did you read that? The Quibbler? There are so many more believable responses than I just enjoy her company. Don't worry Potter I won't give you a hard time. If it's a secret you want then a secret you shall have." Aberforth said amused.
"Uh…Thanks I guess." Harry replied.
"Now then Harry once you finish your breakfast what do you say we head to the room of requirement and have a little training? It's been weeks since I have been able to check on your progress first hand. Nothing official of course just a few sessions is all I ask." Aberforth said.
"Sure professor but I'll have to warn you. I have improved greatly since we last trained. I'll be easy on you though" Harry laughed.
"Don't be so cocky Potter. This old man still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. You can never be done learning. Maybe I'll teach you some German while we are at it." He said to the amused Harry.
"You speak German?" Harry asked.
"Well no I don't. But I had you didn't I?"
Harry and the professor shared a laugh and finished their meal. They headed down to the Room of requirement to train with each other as they both had serious missions to complete. They would need as much practice as possible if they were to succeed.
The entered the room and it immediately changed into the familiar training room they had grown accustomed too. Harry stretched his arms out and Aberforth rolled up his sleeves.
"So are you ready then?" Aberforth asked impatiently. "I'm over one hundred years old I haven't got all day." He added jokingly.
"Fine ok I'm ready are you happy?" Harry answered facing his professor.
They bowed politely and withdrew their wands. Harry's spell collided with Aberforth as sparks of electric magic cracked the walls and floor around them. The force of magical energy between them was glowing powerfully and blue in color. Thus Harry and Aberforth trained all morning into the afternoon. It was a good duel.