Hey, this is my new story! It's about Dumbledore and Grindelwald and it follows them through their life together. It will be different than in the books and I hope you don't mind that. The first chapter is very short, but I thought this was a good point to start their journey. I hope you'll like it. And the next chapters will be longer, I promise. Please tell me what you think and if I should continue this.
I don't own anything, just the plot!
"Why did you have to come here? Everything was alright before you showed up! And you destroyed it!"
Gellert looked at the angry boy in front of him. Aberforth had his wand raised and it was pointing at Gellert's chest. He looked furious and Gellert knew that the boy would attack him when he said something that made him even more angry. For a second, he considered getting his wand as well, but he didn't think that it was necessary yet. He was faster than Aberforth, he knew that.
"And what will you do about it?" He asked, his tone patronizing. He had never liked Albus' brother, he used to stare at him with that dark look on his face every time Gellert was in the same room. He just tolerated it for Albus' sake. Otherwise, he would never get close to the younger Dumbledore. Gellert grinned at Aberforth, who seemed to get more furious with every second he stood in front of him. "Will you attack me? You know that I'm a much better fighter than you'll ever be. And what will Albus think when you attack his best friend?" That sentence made him pause. Best friend? Was he really Albus Dumbledores best friend? And why did it feel so strange to think that?
"One day, Albus will thank me for this. Maybe not immediately, he's blinded by you. It's like you've hexed him! You and your dreams of power and ruling over others. You're crazy! But one day, he'll see how mad you are and then he'll understand that I did the right thing." Aberforth said those things with a certainty that made Gellert raise his eyebrows.
"You think I've blinded your brother?" He asked and laughed. Then his tone became sharper. "Do you really think you know him that well? After everything I've heard, you've never been very close. He's just here because he's the oldest of you and has to take care of you and your sister."
"He didn't have to come back, I told him many times. We would be fine without him, but Albus is too stubborn to see that. He wants me to finish school, even if I don't want to do it. I'd rather stay here with Ariana."
Gellert crossed his arms. "And you think fighting me would make everything better?"
Aberforth nodded. "You're not supposed to be here. You'll destroy everything, I know it. You're evil. You and your dark magic. And you'll destroy my brother as well, he's just too stupid to see it."
Those words made the last bit of self-control Gellert had vanish. Before he knew what he was doing, his wand was in his hand and pointed at the boy in front of him. "Don't talk about him like that! And don't act as if you understand anything! Because you know nothing, just nothing!"
Suddenly, there was the sound of footsteps coming from the house. They were getting closer fast. "What are you doing? Are you crazy?" At the sound of his voice, Gellert closed his eyes. He shouldn't be here, not right now. He had seen many different futures and it never ended well, especially when he was there.
Then there was another voice. "Why are they so angry, Albus?" It was Ariana. The poor, helpless girl. Why on earth had Albus taken her with him? But on the other hand, the girl did whatever she wanted…
"Everything's alright, Ariana." Albus said quietly, his tone soft.
"He's right, Ari. You should go inside again." To Gellert's surprise, Aberforth supported his brother. On the other hand, he was always nice to Ariana and didn't want her to get hurt.
"But…" The girl started again and Aberforth shook his head.
"You shouldn't be here. He's dangerous. Go inside, if not for your own sake then do it for me. Please, Ari."
From the corner of his eyes, Gellert saw the uncertain look on her face. Albus was still standing in front of her, but he wasn't looking at his sister. He was looking at him and Aberforth with a frown on his face. He looked tensed.
"Why should Gellert be dangerous? He's always so nice." Ariana muttered and it seemed as if Aberforth couldn't stand this anymore.
"Because he's a dark wizard and he would also kill people to fulfil his plans!"
That's when it all escalated. Ariana began to cry and Albus walked towards them very fast. "No, you have to stop this!" But it wasn't possible anymore. They were fighting before he really knew what was happening. Suddenly, there was the sound of someone falling to the ground. Ariana screamed. And for the first time in his life, Gellert Grindelwald felt truly afraid.