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Chapter 6: Hospital Wing Conversations
Once Dumbledore left the Great Hall, Jasmine was starting to feel nervous being alone with Cedric.
"You don't have to stay here with me, Cedric. I'll be ok here by myself if you need to go to class." said Jasmine.
"I can miss classes for today. I'll just have to go and get the homework so I don't get in trouble for not turning it in." said Cedric.
"Won't you be in trouble for missing classes though?" asked Jasmine.
"Professor Sprout will understand and explain to the other professors so I won't get in trouble." said Cedric. "Will you tell me what happened in the bathroom before you ended up how I found you? I have an idea based on what Professor McGonagall said to you after they came out of the Pensieve, but I'd still like you to tell me."
"They told me that you deserved to be with a real girl, that you were too good for me. They called me a freak and told me that I was to leave you alone. They also said that I should've just died instead of having the change done because I was an abomination, a freak pretending to be a girl. I told them I was a real girl and refused to leave you alone. Then Cho cut my cheek and asked me if I was going to leave you alone. I said no and they all started sending curses. I tried to shield then fight back but there were too many of them." said Jasmine with tears falling down her cheeks.
Cedric pulled her into a hug and let her cry into his shoulder.
"How did you find me?" asked Jasmine when she laid back in bed.
"Well you dropped your letter and I knew that once things were explained I'd be ok with missing class so I told Hermione and Ron to go to class and I'd go and find you. The only problem was that I had no idea where you would've gone other than the Gryffindor Common Room or the Quidditch Pitch. I had just came back in the castle and was going down the hall from the Great hall when I saw the six of them come out of the bathroom and I heard what they were saying and I checked in there and found you. If I had thought to check the girl's bathroom first this would've never happened to you." said Cedric.
"It's not your fault, Cedric." said Jasmine.
"Do you want to talk about your letter?" asked Cedric.
"I have no idea what I'm going to do. I know that students aren't allowed to stay at Hogwarts. I don't want to end up in an orphanage. My Uncle always threatened me with that and he made it sound so horrible." said Jasmine.
"Maybe Ron or Hermione's parents would take you in." said Cedric.
"I wouldn't want to be a burden to either of their families." said Jasmine.
"Why would you be a burden?" asked Cedric.
"Hermione's parents are both Dentists and they go on vacation during the summer, but barely get to see her the rest of the year and I don't want to take that time with her parents away from her. I was at Ron's house the summer before 2nd year and I thought it was absolutely amazing. They were everything that I always thought a family should be and it would be wonderful to live there with them, but they don't have a lot of money and I will not make them provide for me at the expense of themselves." said Jasmine.
"You could always pay them rent or work out some financial arrangement where you help out with food." said Cedric.
"I don't know how long I could do that. All I have is my vault and it's paying for Hogwarts. I don't think there's enough." said Jasmine.
"If your trust vault works the same as mine, which I'm sure it does when it gets below 5,000 Galleons it just refills from your family vault." said Cedric.
"I was only told about my one vault. I don't know anything about a family vault." said Jasmine.
"Well you are the Heiress of the Ancient and Noble House of Potter. Your family has been around since the time of Merlin. You'll have a family vault. You should write the Goblin's and get an account statement from them. In fact I'd find out why they haven't been sending them to you already." said Cedric.
"Professor Dumbledore mentioned something about being my Magical Guardian. Is it possible that he would get the account statements?" asked Jasmine.
"Yes, but he still is required to show them to you." said Cedric.
"I'll add it to the list of things I need to talk to him about. So about the Hogsmeade Weekend." said Jasmine.
"You're still going with me aren't you?" asked Cedric.
"Are you sure you want me to?" asked Jasmine looking down.
Cedric placed his fingers on her chin and raised her head up and said, "I wouldn't want to go with anyone else."
"I wish I could get away with not telling you this, but I have Hermione in my head yelling at me that I need to tell you that I don't have permission to go to Hogsmeade. My relatives wouldn't sign the permission slip. I don't think that should matter now that I've been kicked out, but anyways I can still go if you don't have anything against being with someone who is breaking school rules." said Jasmine.
"I've heard the rumors about your adventures from the last two years so if you're telling me that you have a way to get into Hogsmeade without getting caught then it will be fun to be involved in one of your adventures personally. Where do you want to meet?" asked Cedric.
"Outside of Honeyduke's." said Jasmine.
Jasmine and Cedric spent some more time talking when it got to be lunch time and Madame Pomfrey came back into the Hospital Wing followed by Ron and Hermione.
"Professor McGonagall had me bring your friends to see you. The four of you can eat lunch together, but then you three have to go to class and Miss Potter will need to rest." said Madame Pomfrey.
Madame Pomfrey then called a House Elf to bring the four of them something for lunch and went into her office.
"What happened, Jasmine?" asked Hermione.
Jasmine told Hermione and Ron what happened with Cedric's help.
"Do you know what's going to happen to the girls?" asked Hermione.
"They deserve to rot in Azkaban." said Ron with Cedric nodding in agreement.
"I don't know what's going to happen to them, but with the Aurors being called in there's a better chance of them being expelled." said Jasmine.
"What are you going to do about the Dursley's?" asked Ron.
"Cedric talked to me about that and I want to write a letter to your parents, Ron. Do you think you can take it to the Owlery and send it before dinner?" asked Jasmine.
"You're going to ask if you can stay with us? That's great." said Ron.
"You think they'll agree? They won't have an issue with me because of the…" started Jasmine, but Ron stopped her.
"Not at all. That won't be an issue at all. Mum will be ecstatic to have another girl. She's said all these years that she wished some of us had been girls instead of boys." said Ron laughing.
"Ok, I'll write the letter and have it ready for you after classes." said Jasmine.
Madame Pomfrey came back out and told Hermione and Ron to go to class. She told Cedric to stay where he was then checked over Jasmine and gave her another potion for the pain.
"Madame Bones wants to question you about the attack. She's already seen the memories that you and Cedric provided, but wants to get your statements in person. Do you feel up to doing this now? I can tell her to wait if you need to rest." said Madame Pomfrey.
"I can talk to her now. I want this to be over with." said Jasmine.
Madame Pomfrey went to her office to floo Professor Dumbledore and let him know for them to come down. After just a few minutes Professor Dumbledore came in followed by a stern looking woman. She went over again what happened and why while Cedric told her what he heard and the condition he found Jasmine in when he found her in the bathroom.
"What's going to happen to them?" asked Jasmine.
"For now they have been sent home, but there will be a trial, Miss Potter. I'm sorry, but you'll have to testify. I wish that you didn't have to relive this over and over, but there is no other option." said Madame Bones.
"Do you think they'll end up in Azkaban?" asked Cedric.
"It's a possibility, but highly unlikely. I wish I could give you an idea, but with their ages there are too many unknowns as to how the Wizengamot will sentence them." said Madame Bones.
"Thank you, Madame Bones." said Jasmine.
"You're welcome, Miss Potter. I hope you feel better soon." said Madame Bones before turning and leaving.
"Professor Dumbledore, I have some questions for you." said Jasmine.
Cedric got up and was going to excuse himself, but Jasmine stopped him.
"You can stay, Cedric. You helped me come up with these questions." said Jasmine.
"What can I help you with, Miss Potter?" asked Dumbledore.
"Since you are my Magical Guardian does that mean that you are in control of my accounts at Gringott's?" asked Jasmine.
"I do not have control over your accounts, but I do receive your statements from them." said Dumbledore.
"Why have you never told me about them?" asked Jasmine.
"You can't receive access to your family vault until you are 17, so I didn't think it was necessary to make you aware of that until you were older." said Dumbledore.
"That wasn't your choice, Professor. You know that by keeping those statements and any other mail from her you can be seen as interfering with an Ancient and Noble House." said Cedric.
"It was not my intention to interfere, Mr. Diggory." said Dumbledore.
"Do you have any ideas as to where I can go now that I'm no longer welcome at the Dursley's?" asked Jasmine.
"I was planning on trying to convince your Aunt and Uncle to change their minds and allow you to return home." said Dumbledore.
"I won't go where I am not wanted." said Jasmine.
"They are your family, Miss Potter." said Dumbledore.
"They never treated me like family. I'm not returning there. I've asked Ron to send a letter of mine asking Mr. and Mrs. Weasley if they will take me in. I have learned that the vault that I thought was the only one I have is a trust vault that gets refilled from the family vault so I have enough money to work out an arrangement with them." said Jasmine.
"I don't have a problem with you doing that, Miss Potter, but you might have a hard time convincing Molly to take anything from you. Might I suggest going to Arthur and making an arrangement with him. He will refuse to take a lot from you, but he'll be more easily convinced to take something." said Dumbledore.
"Ok, I'll do that." said Jasmine.
"Is there anything else I can help you with?" asked Dumbledore.
"Since you're my Magical Guardian can't you give me permission to go to Hogsmeade?" asked Jasmine.
"I could, but you know that Sirius Black is on the loose and looking for you." said Dumbledore.
"No, he's looking for Harry Potter, Professor. He has no idea what I currently look like." said Jasmine.
"You are correct on that, but it is still dangerous." said Dumbledore and Jasmine gave him a puppy dog look. Dumbledore sighed. "Very well, I'll let Professor McGonagall know that you have permission to visit Hogsmeade." said Dumbledore.
"Thank you, Professor and I'd appreciate it if I could have the statement from the Goblin's when the next one comes in." said Jasmine.
"I'll see that you receive it, Miss Potter. Now I must get back to work and you must get some rest." said Dumbledore before leaving.
"You should be able to leave after breakfast tomorrow. I'd say go to class, Mr. Diggory, but you might as well just have the rest of the day off. I'll allow you a few more minutes, but then Miss Potter must get some rest." said Madame Pomfrey.
"Isn't it wonderful? I get to go to Hogsmeade with you without sneaking out." said Jasmine.
"I was this close to being a part of one of your adventures, but the point is that I get to spend the day with you." said Cedric.
"You practically spent all day with me today." said Jasmine.
"I don't think the Hospital Wing is what I had in mind when I asked you on a date." said Cedric.
"Probably not, but I appreciate you being here for me." said Jasmine.
"Anytime, Jasmine. I better get out of here before Madame Pomfrey chases me out." said Cedric.
"Will you sit with us at lunch tomorrow?" asked Jasmine.
"Will you stay for the whole meal?" asked Cedric.
"I make no promises." said Jasmine giggling.
"Well, I'll just have to keep your interest so you'll stay." said Cedric laughing. "I'll come see you with Hermione and Ron before dinner."
As Cedric left Jasmine started to drift off to sleep. She couldn't wait till Saturday. In three days she had a date with Cedric Diggory. At that though she suddenly sat up in bed.
"What will I wear?" asked Jasmine to an empty room.
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