Chapter Five: Summer Holiday
Lucius smiled, considering his plan for the coming school year at Hogwarts. It was time, time for the Mudblood population of the prestigious school to be cleaned. He looked down at the leather bound book, a seemingly blank diary and the smile deepened. Oh, little Harry Potter wouldn't easily fight his way out of this one. Hopefully the creature would take him as well, the filthy half-blood.
Dobby popped up with his master's tea and cowered, waiting for the show of force that seemed required for even the simplest of tasks. Sure enough, the blow landed on his arm as he sat the tray down. His eyes watered with pain as he waited for another blow. None came and he hazarded a look at his master. The smile on the handsome face wasn't pleasant and Dobby knew that Master Malfoy must have something wicked planned.
"Oh, you are lucky, Dobby. I'm in a very good mood today, a mood that will only get better as my plans unfold. A mood that even you, disgraceful elf, cannot wither." His hand caressed the book laying on the desk. "This year, Hogwarts will finally be purged and hopefully Harry Potter will be one of the pruned."
Calli was in her room reading when she heard the POP that signified a House-elf's entrance. She glanced up and saw Dobby groveling before her. She wished he wouldn't do this, not when they were alone. She ordered him to stop and waited while he struggled to tell her what had him in a flutter.
She felt herself go even paler. Her uncle planned to unleash something at Hogwarts, something that would make her true home horror filled. She couldn't let him do it, couldn't let his plans unfold. He was trying to finish the job Lord Voldemort started, he wanted Harry Potter dead. She tossed her book aside and made a decision. Should anyone ever know what she planned to do...but with a nod of her head and a few well placed orders, she sent Dobby off on his mission. Perhaps if Harry didn't go back to Hogwarts, maybe her uncle's plans wouldn't proceed. Maybe then her real home would remain untouched.