The Escape, Part 3
By: *~Rivina Granger~*
Mr. Weasley's reason for having Harry around, was quite silly. He
he'd have another hand to help him!
"Oh Arthur! Don't you go making him
work! He's our guest! And don't try Hermione either!" Mrs. Weasley had
A few days later, the nine of them decided they would go to Diagon
next day to buy school supplies.
"Harry! Pst, Harry!" Hermione
Harry to come to her.
"What?" asked Harry quietly, in case Hermione had
"I- I don't know if I have any more gold at Gringotts!" she
out, still quietly.
"Oh!" Harry laughed "That's all? Ok, I'll give you
money! You should have come plain out and asked me! I don't mind!"
you so very much Harry!" Hermione said. Then she flung her arms around
and thanked him over and over again. Ron came by and looked at Harry
but didn't say a word. Harry shrugged.
Later that night, Ron asked Harry about Hermione.
"She wanted to
some money!" Harry whispered, because it was late.
"Why'd she hug you
"I don't know! She bought Crookshanks last year with the
her money, so she must not have any more left!"Harry answered angrily,
because Ron was shaking his head.
"Ok, maybe we don't have as much
you, but we usually save A LITTLE for next year, you'd think someone as
smart as her would too!"
Harry shrugged again and told Ron good-night,
pulled up the covers to sleep. But he couldn't sleep, there was
"Ron! Wake up! Ron? wake up!" Harry demanded as he shook Ron.
going on?" Ron had already fallen asleep.
"You know how Ginny is always
embarrassed when she sees me, right?"
"Right, but I don't see........"
Harry cut him off. "When she saw me earlier, she didn't do anything,
didn't even say hello!"
"So her manners need improving, big deal!"
"No! We came inside, and Hermione was outside, so she ran outside
say hi to Hermione, then they came inside, we were in the kitchen, and
ran in the kitchen, and ran upstairs!" Harry screamed quietly.
cares? I certainly don't! You shouldn't either! She didn't get
You should feel good!"
"Why should I feel good? No, that's not the
There's something going on!" Harry finished.
"OK, well, you can solve
case at school, and even better, I'll help! But as long as
involved!" Ron yawned again.
"Who, Voldemort? What could Voldemort
do with Ginny? No, what I'm talking about is something different! But I
don't know what..............."
"Harry, go to bed!" Ron screamed, and
buried his head under a pillow.
"Ok, maybe you're right. See you
tomorrow!" Harry said.
Ron rolled his eyes.
Harry laughed, "I saw that!" and they both started
laughing. They fell asleep, until Ron woke Harry up and said "Plus,
was involved in that Chamber of Secrets thing a couple years ago, you
think she'd be really careful now, don't you think?" But Harry wasn't
listening, he was snoring loudly, and laughing at the same time.
As soon as the Weasley's plus two set foot in Diagon Alley, Hermione
front of Harry and put on a puppy face and said "Remember?" and held
"OK! OK! First I need to go to Gringotts! Stop looking at me
that!" Harry laughed. Mr. Weasley had heard him.
"Ok troops, first
Gringotts!!!" He started marching toward Gringotts, and every one
When they entered Gringotts, a goblin bowed to greet them. Harry
bow back. The goblin laughed, but then another goblin came by and the
laughing goblin stood up strait and puffed out his chest.
"Sort of like
Percy seeing Penelope!" mumbled Ron to Harry as they passed the goblin.
Mr. Weasley? I just remembered, Hagrid has the key to my...."
Ron joked, and Hermione giggled.
"No!" Harry yelled back, "My vault! I
get in without the key!"
"I'm pretty sure he's someplace in Diagon
Hermione said as she looked outside. Harry looked confused, and Ron did
"Why?" they asked.
Hermione laughed, "Look! Outside! Look at the people
away from the steps! Hagrid must be coming in!" Just as Hermione
Hagrid came marching through the doors in three large steps.
shouldn't have quit Divination! You're pretty good!" Ron kidded.
"Hey you's three!
you been doin? Here to get you money I 'spect? "
"Yeah, how'd you
"Why else you'd be in a bank? Need the key eh Harry?" Hagrid smiled.
"Ok, well, here you are. Now don't go taken more then you need! You'll
some firs next year!" Hagrid handed Harry the key.
borrow a bit, she out." Harry said quickly, but then wanting to take it
back. Hermione nudged him "Sorry." he whispered. Hagrid looked shocked
the news of Hermione being out of money. "
Have you gots any muggle
"Yes, I do, but what could I use that for?" Hermione said,
money out of her pockets.
"Give it to me, and I'll trade it in."
Hagrid took the money from Hermione and marched up to a goblin and
as much wizard money as muggle money was worth.
"Five Sickles and a
of Galleons, and I'll give you a few Knuts for the change." the goblin
as he handed Hagrid the coins. Hagrid was beaming.
"That should buy you
bit! I noticed you don't need much for school this year! Just a few
"Wow Hermione! That's a lot,! Come with me and I'll get my
money!" Harry motioned the Weasley's towards another goblin, and the
took them away on a cart. They went deeper and deeper under Diagon
the vaults. "I wish the Weasley's hadn't come on the cart!" Harry said
"Why?" Hermione whispered. Harry looked surprised, he had said
inside, hadn't he?
"Well, they're so, so, poor! And my mum and dad left
of gold for me! You'll see!" Harry whispered back. When they got to
vault, Harry gave the goblin the key, and the door opened. Inside, gold
Galleons glimmered and the silver Sickles shined.
"I see what you
Hermione mumbled. Harry had piles of gold and bronze and silver. Harry
walked over to a pile, and started scooping money into his bag, then he
picked up a handful, and handed it to Hermione. The Weasley's and
turned around to go, but Harry stayed. He picked up another handful,
gave it to Ron. Ron just stared at him open mouthed.
"F-F-For me?" Ron
Harry nodded and said "Why are you looking at me like that?
go spend it!" Ron laughed, and they both ran to get on the cart. The
swerved in and out of corners, and the Weasley's stopped at their vault
pick up a bit of money for themselves, then the cart drove back up to
inside of Gringotts.
"Thank you Harry!" both Ron and Hermione squealed,
soon as they were outside Gringotts. Harry laughed.
"You are welcome!"
Mrs. Weasley smiled, and both Fred and George said, "Oh, how sweet! But
where's our gold?" they laughed, and Mr. Weasley handed them each a few
Galleons, and Sickles.
Mr. and Mrs. Weasley decided to go into the Leaky Cauldron, an old pub,
the children wandered Diagon Alley.
"We should go buy our books, and
"Oh, do we have to?" laughed Ron. The six of them
walked towards Flourish and Blotts, the book store.
"Hey, did Percy
home?" asked Ron.
"No, he went to Penelope's house!" Fred said.
"I think, he did go to Penelope's house!" said George.
"Are you sure?"
demanded. The Weasley twins looked at each other and said "Yes!"
what books do we need?" Harry said, while looking at his school
list that the school had mailed him. The list said:
Unfogging the Future (Book 2)
A Lot of Potions (Level 4)
A Guide to Magical Creatures
Herbs and More, but Mostly Herbs! (Book 4)
DADA For Advanced Students
"Wow, not many books, but wait, what's this?" Hermione asked, pointing
DADA For Advanced Students.
"It's obvious! Defense Against The Dark
Advanced!" Ron said foolishly, thinking Hermione didn't know. "I know
it means, but this means we have ANOTHER Defense Against The Dark Arts
teacher! Do you think Snape finally got the job? " asked Hermione.
don't think he'll ever get the job! He's too rude!" Ron said firmly.
could rudeness effect your chance against being a teacher? He is a
teacher , and he's still rude!" Harry laughed under his breath.
"I don't think here's the best place to talk about this!" Hermione
whispered, tilting her head towards an elderly couple who were staring
"On the train!" Harry mumbled, as they went to buy new robes for
"Why are you doing this Harry? You don't need to buy me anything! " Ron
argued. "You need new robes, so you are getting them! I really want to
helpful this year!" Harry said back.
As soon as they had entered Madam Malkin's Robes For all Occasions,
Malkin said "Hogwarts?"
Ron started to answer, but Harry stepped in
him. "He needs new robes! His old ones are too short!" "Oh," said Madam
"Follow me." she seemed upset that Ron wasn't new to Hogwarts.
got fitted again, and Harry bought his robes, and they walked off to
Leaky Cauldron to show Ron's parents.
"Harry, how sweet of you! Ron needed new robes so much, I'm delighted
him all set for another few years!" Mrs. Weasley exclaimed when Ron
her his new robes.
"Harry! You didn't need to do that! He's OK with the
robes he has, isn't he?" Mr. Weasley stared at Ron, and Ron shook his
"No dad, they were too short!" Ron sighed, he had told him so
times before. Harry, Ron and Hermione left the Leaky Cauldron, and Fred
"Ron, you need a new pet don't you?" asked Harry.
godfather sent me a tiny owl! I named him Leimo!" Ron answered. Harry
"Let's get back, we might have to go soon!" Hermione
while walking back into the Leaky Cauldron.
"We must be going now! Come
along Ginny, Ron, Harry, Hermione, Fred, George!" Mrs. Weasley said
George's name with a slight "I'm watching you," type of voice. The
plus two left Diagon Alley.
That was part three! Read the next one in this intriguing series... The Escape, Part 4 By Rivina Granger