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Chapter 2: Hard Kept Secrets

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Chapter 2: Hard Kept Secrets

Monday, September 2nd, 1991

Harry started to wake up. Last night had been the best sleep he'd ever had, which was odd because he was lying on his back and he'd never liked sleeping on his back before. Once he was fully awake he found why he was on his back and everything came back to him. Lying on his chest was Susan. Her head was on his chest and he could smell a strawberry scent from her hair. For some reason he had the urge to run his hand through her hair.

"Mmmm. That feels good, Harry." said Susan.

"I can tell. Uhm do you think you can wake up. I need to use the bathroom and I can tell that you need to as well. We also need to figure out how to get you back to your bed without getting caught." said Harry.

Susan opened her eyes and moved off of his chest.

"You're a very comfortable pillow, Harry. I've never slept as well as I did last night." said Susan.

Harry looked out from his curtains and saw that the others were still asleep. He looked at the clock on his nightstand and saw that it was only 5:00am.

"I guess we're lucky that you're normally an early riser, but I'm in my nightgown. I don't think I can make it back to my bed without being seen." said Susan.

"You were able to get here instantly. Maybe it is something from our connection that helped you do it. Try thinking about wanting to be in your own bed." said Harry.

Susan did what Harry said and instantly she was in her bed. And so was Harry.

"Why did you come with me?" asked Susan.

Her bed curtains were still open from the night before, but luckily everyone was still asleep. She quickly closed her curtains.

"I think it was because I still had hold of your hand. I'm going to think about being in my bed and see if it works for me also." said Harry letting go of Susan's hand.

He pictured his bed and thought how he needed to be there and instantly was back in his bed.

"This is amazing. I'm going to the bathroom and then I'm going to take a shower. You should as well. I know we can't stop from seeing what we're going to, but please don't say anything or think about it too much, Harry." said Susan.

Harry blushed at that. He knew from Susan's memories that she had started developing early and while he was young he was still a male. Harry got up and took his things into the bathroom, relieved himself and got into the shower. He tried to keep himself focused on what he was doing, but he couldn't help his thoughts.

"Harry, you're making it hard for me to concentrate on what I'm doing. Try and control your thoughts." said Susan.

"I'm trying." said Harry.

Harry got out of the shower and got dressed for the day.

"Let's go for a walk around the lake. We have some time before breakfast." said Harry.

"I'll meet you outside the common room." said Susan.

Harry left the dorm room. There were a couple people in the common room, but they didn't pay any attention to him as he left. He made it to the stack of barrels just as Susan was exiting. It wasn't too long of a walk from there and they were on the grounds by the lake.

"I know how you feel, Susan, but I want to ask anyways, are you worried about whatever this is?" asked Harry.

"I'm not worried at all, Harry. Maybe saying that is worrying, but I feel like this is right and it is good. I should feel frightened and scared about the things we've shared and will share, but other than a few nerves about some of the more private memories and our showers this morning, I feel nothing like that." said Susan.

"I don't either and like you said I feel like this is right also. What about last night?" asked Harry.

"I think it has to do with the feeling we have when we hold hands. I feel complete when we hold each other's hand and I felt the same thing when I laid on your chest last night. When we're not touching it feels like I've lost a part of me. The pain last night must mean that there is some kind of limit to how long we can be apart. We'll just have to figure out how long that is. I know how inappropriate it is and if we're ever caught we'll be in so much trouble, but I think we're going to have to continue sleeping in the same bed." said Susan.

"We'll need to find some way of securing and silencing the curtains. We don't need one of my roommates to find out by opening the curtains to get my attention or hearing you if you say something to me out loud." said Harry.

"It's strange that ever since this happened I haven't thought about saying anything out loud to you other than when we were talking on the train with Hermione and Neville." said Susan.

"I know. Well we should head to the Great Hall and get breakfast." said Harry.

Susan and Harry entered the Great hall. The food was already on the tables, but it didn't look like that many students were there yet.

"Will you come eat at the Hufflepuff table with me?" asked Susan.

Harry agreed and they took a seat at the table and started filling their plates. After a few minutes they were joined by Hannah.

"Where were you? I thought we were going to come to breakfast together, but you were already gone when I got up." said Hannah.

"I'm sorry, Hannah. I woke up early and decided to see the grounds. Harry was out by the lake so we talked for a bit and then came in for breakfast." said Susan.

"What about last night? I got up to go to the bathroom and your curtains were open, but you weren't in bed. You weren't in the bathroom either or the common room." said Hannah.

"I went exploring a little last night and got lost for a bit." said Susan.

"Was Harry with you last night too?" asked Hannah.

"No." said Susan.

Hannah didn't look convinced, but didn't say anything else about it.

"I don't like lying to her." said Susan.

"I know, but I still feel like we need to keep this a secret." said Harry.

"I do too." said Susan.

"Mr. Potter. While it is acceptable for you to sit at another table it is preferred that during the first breakfast that you sit at your house table so you can get your schedule." said Professor McGonagall handing Harry his schedule.

"I'm sorry, Professor McGonagall." said Harry.

"I'll forgive you this time, Mr. Potter." said Professor McGonagall before going back to the Gryffindor table.

Professor Sprout came right after she left and handed Susan and Hannah their schedules. The three of them compared which classes they'd have with which of the other houses.

Gryffindor Schedule: First Year

Monday - Thursday

6:30 Breakfast

8:00 Defense Against the Dark Arts - Ravenclaw

9:00 Charms - Hufflepuff

10:00 Transfiguration - Slytherin

11:00 Herbology - Slytherin

12:00 Lunch

1:00 History of Magic - Ravenclaw

2:00 Potions - Hufflepuff

3:00 Study Hall - All

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Curfew

Friday

6:30 Breakfast

8:00 Defense Against the Dark Arts - Ravenclaw

9:00 Charms - Hufflepuff

10:00 Transfiguration - Slytherin

11:00 Herbology - Slytherin

12:00 Lunch

1:00 History of Magic - Ravenclaw

2:00 Potions - Hufflepuff

3:00 Flying Lessons - All

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Curfew

Wednesday's at 10:00pm - Astronomy - All

Flying Lessons are only for four lessons then switches

to Study Hall

Hufflepuff Schedule: First Year

Monday - Thursday

6:30 Breakfast
8:00 History of Magic - Slytherin
9:00 Charms - Gryffindor
10:00 Herbology - Ravenclaw
11:00 Transfiguration - Ravenclaw
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Defense Against the Dark Arts - Slytherin
2:00 Potions - Gryffindor

3:00 Study Hall - All
6:00 Dinner

8:00 Curfew

Friday

6:30 Breakfast
8:00 History of Magic - Slytherin
9:00 Charms - Gryffindor
10:00 Herbology - Ravenclaw
11:00 Transfiguration - Ravenclaw
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Defense Against the Dark Arts - Slytherin
2:00 Potions - Gryffindor
3:00 Flying Lessons - All
6:00 Dinner

8:00 Curfew

Wednesday's at 10:00pm - Astronomy - All

Flying Lessons are only for four lessons then switches

to Study Hall

"Our houses have Charms and Potions together." said Harry.

"If I sit with you for both of those, Hannah will be upset so how about I sit with her for Charms and we'll sit together in Potions?" asked Susan.

"That's fine." said Harry. "Would the two of you like to study together in the Study Hall?"

"That's a good idea. Maybe we can ask Neville and Hermione if they'd like to join us too." said Susan.

The three of them finished their breakfast and went and retrieved their books for the classes before lunch.

Harry sat with Neville in Defense Against the Dark Arts and got his book out.

"It will be interesting doing two classes at the same time." said Harry.

"At first I think it will be, but then we'll probably get tired of repeating the same lesson all the time. For today it'll probably be all lecturing and no magic." said Susan.

Susan was right, but they couldn't decide which was worse, Professor Quirrell's stuttering or Professor Binns' droning that caused half of Susan's class to fall asleep.

When Harry was leaving he walked right past Professor Quirrell who had his back to him and felt a sharp pain and he grabbed his forehead.

"What was that, Harry? It really hurt." said Susan.

"I don't know, Susan. It was my scar, but I've never felt anything like that before." said Harry.

"Well I hope it doesn't happen again. Hannah is trying to get me to go to the Hospital Wing. I told her I'd be fine though." said Susan.

In Charms there ended up being tables of three so Susan sat in between Harry and Hannah.

Professor Flitwick started with a lecture on properly handling their wand, but with the last 20 minutes of class let them work on the Lumos Charm.

"You're lucky I'm left handed otherwise I'd have to let go of your hand now." said Susan.

It was a simple charm so they both followed the wand movement and said the incantation and a blinding light came out of both of their wands causing some of the students to scream. They stopped the spell and once everyone's eyes had adjusted they started doing their own spells again. Professor Flitwick came up to their table.

"That was a spectacular site. Why don't you try again, but this time don't put so much power into the spell." said Professor Flitwick.

"I think if we aren't holding hands the spells will be more like they're supposed to be." said Susan releasing his hand.

They both did the spell again and while the light on their wands was brighter than the other students had produced it wasn't a blinding light like before.

"Excellent, five points to Gryffindor and Hufflepuff." said Professor Flitwick.

Class ended and Harry told Susan and Hannah that he'd see them at lunch. Harry had Transfiguration while they had Herbology then they switched and Harry had to go to Herbology and Hannah and Susan went to Transfiguration. Having those two classes twice made Harry understand what Susan had said about being bored by having the same class repeated.

After returning to their dorms to drop off their books and pick up the ones for their classes after lunch they sat together at the Hufflepuff table again for lunch. Harry and Susan were asked how they produced that bright of a light by the other Hufflepuff first years and they just explained that Professor Flitwick said they'd accidentally overpowered the spell.

"It doesn't make sense that our holding hands made that happen. Up until then all we'd noticed was that holding hands makes us feel good and gives us a warm feeling." said Harry.

"I think that warm feeling is each of our magic merging. We share everything else now so it makes sense that our magic could be shared also. I also think that the reason we feel good once we are touching is because we are so connected that our magical cores need each other as well and the way they interact is through physical contact." said Susan.

"You two are being very quiet." said Hannah.

"I'm sorry, Hannah. I was just thinking about Auntie. I guess I miss her more than I thought I would." said Susan.

"How did you and Susan meet, Hannah?" asked Harry.

Hannah told Harry how she and Susan had grown up together since her mom would babysit Susan all the time because of her Aunt's job. Eventually it was time to head to classes again.

"I can't wait till potions. It's going to be horrible going through History of Magic and Defense Against the Dark Arts again." said Harry.

"I'll be here with you and we'll make it through them." said Susan.

They made it through the classes and met at the Potions classroom. Hannah wasn't happy when Susan sat with Harry, but she didn't say anything and sat with one of the other Hufflepuff's.

"I hope Hannah gets used to me soon. I can tell she doesn't like me." said Harry.

"She will. You have to understand that it's just been the two of us for a long time and it'll take a little bit for her to get used to other people being my friend. She'll make new friends soon as well and that will help." said Susan.

Professor Snape entered the classroom and walked up to the front with his robes flowing behind him. He looked at the students and sneered before lecturing about the importance of keeping their cauldrons properly cleaned and the basics of what they would be doing this year as he walked around the classroom. After a while he stopped at their table.

"Mr. Potter, our new celebrity. You'll find that your fame will get you no special favors in my class Mr. Potter so release Miss Bones' hand immediately." said Professor Snape.

Harry and Susan released their hands as the rest of the classed laughed at them being caught holding hands. Hannah didn't laugh with the class, but was staring at Susan wondering what was going on with her best friend.

"That'll be 10 points from Gryffindor and Hufflepuff." said Professor Snape before continuing on with his lecture.

Classes for the day were over, but even though there was no homework yet, Study Hall was mandatory. The only area large enough for the Study Hall was the Great Hall and when they got there they saw that instead of the house tables several smaller tables were placed around the room that would accommodate two to six students. Harry asked Neville and Hermione to join them and they all sat at a table together. Since there was nothing that had to be worked on they all chose different books of theirs to study. Harry and Susan chose to look at their Charms books and found the Sticking Charm, but couldn't find one to help with silencing.

"It'll be ok. I can be quiet and besides I don't think anyone will hear anything over Ron's snoring." said Susan.

"He was pretty loud." said Harry laughing. "Do you want to go to the library after here and see if we can find anything that might explain this connection?"

"Yes, you should also write that letter to the Goblin's." said Susan.

"I'll do that now. Do you know who I should write it too? The only Goblin I know by name is Griphook. He took me down to my vault." said Harry.

"Send it to him. Even if he's not who you should send it to he can still get it to whoever it needs to go to." said Susan.

Harry got out a piece of parchment and wrote,

Mister Griphook,

My name is Harry Potter. You took me to my vault when I visited Gringott's. I don't know if you are who I should be sending this to, but I recently found that I was the Heir to the Ancient and Noble House of Potter. I have never received any statements from Gringott's and would like to know what my holdings entail. Also I am in a bad living situation and would like to see what options, if any, are available to me. Thank you for your time.

Harry Potter

Study Hall ended and Harry and Susan headed to the library with Hannah and Hermione. Hannah didn't want to go at first, but when Susan said she was going to go without her she decided to go to.

The visit to the library didn't give them any help since they didn't really know what to look for so they gave up their search. Harry went to the Owlery and sent his letter before heading to dinner. After dinner they spent time in their own common rooms and when they were both tired they went up to their dorms and sealed their curtains. Susan appeared in his bed and curled into his chest like the night before.

Wednesday, September 4th, 1991

On the second day of classes they found it a little harder to concentrate in separate classes with them actually working on spells, but they found that only one of them had to learn something for them both to be able to do it. At breakfast on Wednesday Harry got a reply from the Goblins.

Mr. Potter,

My name is Ripclaw. I am the Account Manager for House Potter. Enclosed with this is the statement you requested. It is disturbing that you have not received any statements before as by law your Magical Guardian is to pass everything to do with your accounts along to you. As for your other request, you do have options, but I would rather not discuss them over a letter. If you are able to come to Gringott's I can help you with this. Bring your other half with you.

Ripclaw,
Senior Account Manager

"How does he know about us?" asked Harry.

"I don't know, but him wanting me to come complicates things. For family business all you would have to do is let Professor McGonagall know that you needed to go and she couldn't stop you as long as it doesn't interfere with your classes, but there is nothing that would allow me to go with you unless I had permission from my Aunt." said Susan.

"I'll let Professor McGonagall know that I have to go to Gringott's on Saturday and once I'm there I'll find a place where no one is looking and you can pop there. When the meeting is done I'll return to Hogwarts and we can do the same thing to get you back." said Harry.

"I'll have to come up with something that I'll be doing so Hannah won't wonder where I am." said Susan.

"Well we have a couple days to think about that." said Harry.

That night they had Astronomy so they didn't get to go to bed at their normal time and were starting to feel agitated at the loss of contact.

"We should've thought about this. I should've come to your common room today after dinner." said Harry.

"You've seen how Hannah's been watching us. She also still doesn't like how much you're around me." said Susan.

"I know. I just don't like this feeling. I know we both feel that this needs to be kept secret, but do you think we should let her know? I don't want to be the reason you end up losing your best friend." said Harry.

"I don't know. I don't think she'd understand this. Especially the part about needing to be in bed with you." said Susan.

The time for Astronomy class came and the four houses headed up to the Astronomy Tower. Harry and Susan tried to get a telescope next to each other, but Hannah got in between the two of them. About twenty minutes into class the pain started. They tried to focus their thoughts off the pain, but it kept getting worse.

"I can't take this much longer, Harry. What are we going to do?" asked Susan.

"We need to get out of here." said Harry.

"There's no way we can. I'm going to tell Hannah that I need to switch places with her." said Susan.

Susan told Hannah that she wanted to trade places. Hannah didn't understand why, but could see that it was important to her friend so she agreed. When Susan got next to Harry she reached for his hand and Hannah saw a spark between them before they took hold of each other's hand.

Harry and Susan released hands when the class was over so they could go to their common rooms. The pain didn't come back, but the agitation returned.

"What is going on with you and Harry? I saw the spark when you two held hands." whispered Hannah.

"I'll tell you when we get back to the dorm." whispered Susan.

"You'll have to tell her quickly, Susan. I don't think we'll last long apart." said Harry.

"You're going to be there with me. Go to your bed like normal and then pop over to mine when I tell you." said Susan.

Hannah and Susan got to their common room and up to their dorm. Susan told Hannah to come and sit at the foot of her bed and then shut her curtains.

"Hannah what you're about to learn you can't tell anyone. Harry and I feel that it is important to keep this a secret and there are parts of it you're not going to like. We're going to show you something first, but please don't scream. We haven't found the Silencing Charm and I don't want to wake up the others." said Susan. "Harry you can come now. Appear right beside me."

Harry appeared in Susan's bed taking her hand. Hannah stopped herself from screaming, but still jumped when he appeared.

"How did you get here?" asked Hannah.

"We don't really know how it works, but we found out about it our first night here when Susan appeared in my bed." said Harry.

Hannah looked shocked and she started to say something several times before stopping and looking at Susan.

"You've been in his bed!? Your Aunt would be furious." said Hannah.

"You could've let us build up to that, Harry." said Susan. "Yes, but there's a reason if you'll let me explain."

Hannah nodded.

Susan with Harry's help explained what happened at King's Cross and about the pain that comes from not touching too long which led to them sleeping in the same bed.

"So you remember everything that's happened to each of you before coming to Hogwarts. You feel everything the other feels and share your senses. You can talk to each other in your minds. And on top of all that you sleep in the same bed because if you are without physical contact too long it causes you pain. Your weird appearance in Susan's bed notwithstanding I'm finding this hard to believe." said Hannah.

"I don't know what else we can do to prove it to you." said Susan.

"There is a way to prove it to her." said Harry showing her the memory.

"I wish you had as embarrassing of memories so I can use them against you also." said Susan. "Harry's going to tell you something that should help you believe, Hannah.

"There were other memories to choose from, but when you were eight years old you were having a sleepover with Susan. The latest Harry Potter adventure had just been released and you and Susan were acting out the scenes. You would alternate between being me and the other characters, but in the scene where I rescued the fair lady you were playing me and Susan was the lady and at the end of the scene you pulled her into a kiss." said Harry.

Hannah turned red.

"Uhm… yeah… that's something Susan wouldn't have told you. Do you know what's causing this? Was something done to you?" asked Hannah.

"We don't know. And if this was something done to us it doesn't feel like anything bad. We've been looking at the library to see if there is anything like this, but we've had no luck and don't even really know what to look for." said Susan.

"It sounds like something out of those romance novels you showed me. You two aren't doing anything like that are you?" asked Hannah.

"Hannah, that's not what this is about. Yes, I'm sleeping in his bed, but that is all." said Susan.

"Your Aunt would lose it if she ever found out about that. You know you're going to have to tell her eventually." said Hannah.

"I know, but I know she won't take this well and I definitely will not put this in a letter. We're getting tired Hannah and I don't think it's a good idea for Harry to fall asleep here. I know it's not much better for me to be in the boy's dorm, but of the two choices it's the best of the two." said Susan.

"Ok. I'll see you in the morning. Goodnight you two." said Hannah as she moved to get out of the bed." Oh, Harry. I want to apologize for how I've acted towards you. I felt like you were taking my best friend away from me. I'll try to be more understanding from now on."

"It's ok. We understood what was going on and Susan said it might take you a while to get used to me." said Harry before disappearing from Susan's bed.

Susan cancelled the sticking charm and let Hannah out before reapplying it and popping to Harry's bed.

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