Recap of part 4
One day before she was to be going to stay with the Malfoys, Draco, and Lucius arrived. Draco went to find Anais and found her returning to the castle from one of the Herbology greenhouses. “Hello Anais,” said Draco.
“Hi, when did you get here?” Anais smiled.
“I have something for you.” He pulled out a small box from his pocket.
“What is it?” asked Anais as she took the box.
“Open it and find out.”
Slowly she opened the box. Inside lay a gold locket. The edge all around the locket was a message written in the Elvish script: A star shines on the hour of our meeting. Which was the first thing Anais had said to Draco. Inside was written, also in Elvish, to: Elenrie, love: Elessar. “Oh Draco, you use our Elven names. But how is it that its written in Elvish?”
“Lord Celeborn helped me make it when you were packing.”
Anais fastened it around her neck, “Its beautiful, thank you.” Anais wrapped her arms around him. Just then a werewolf howled from somewhere deep in the Forbidden Forest. “The creatures here are so strange to me. Most of them I don’t even know the name of.”
Draco brushed her hair away from her eyes, “Don’t worry. Nothings going to harm you as long as I’m here.” They head back to the school, where the found Dumbledore.
“Hello Miss Evenstar, Mr. Malfoy. ” said Dumbledore.
They joined the other teachers in the Great Hall for dinner. They seated themselves at one of the four long tables. Food and drink had already been set out. Anais looked up at the ceiling where four rows of different banners had been put up that day. Each row was over one of the four tables. “What do those stand for?” asked Anais as she sat down. “Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw? Do they stand for something?” They where seated under Slytherin.
Draco explained, “They are they four different houses at Hogwarts. On the first day of school we’ll be sorted into one. Professor Snape is the head of Slytherin, Professor McGonagall is head of Gryffindor, Professor Sprout is Hufflepuff, and Professor Flitwick is Ravenclaw. I know I’ll be in Slytherin everyone in my family has.” While they ate they decided it best that Anais kept being an Elf a secret, for the other students only knew of house elves and they didn’t want any arguments or mischief. This meant Anais would have to keep her ears hidden under her hair (Elves have pointed ears.) After dinner Draco and Anais helped Snape bring the potion ingredients out of the cupboards in Snape’s offices.
When they were finished, they left with Draco’s father for they Malfoy Mansion. When they arrived the door was being held open by a small, filthy creature, that seemed to be wearing what looked like an old dirty pillow case.
“The young Miss may her things down. Dobby will take them up to her room.” it said.
Anais glanced at Dobby then at Draco who nodded. Anais set her things down, “Thank you,” she said a she followed Draco upstairs to his room.
“Lets sit out on the balcony.” said Draco. They sat on the couch-like bench and Draco wrapped his arms around Anais.
“Elessar, you know what’s funny? We have the same stars in Middle Earth. Do you see that star? Right above that tree. It is called `Earendil’ our most beloved star.” Anais laid her head against Draco’s chest.
Draco kissed her on the forehead, “Do you believe in love at first sight?”
Anais snuggled closer to Draco, “I do now,”
All this Draco’s father saw. He had been standing in the door way of Draco’s room. Lucius was furious, but he did not show it. Lucius dared not harm the Elven child, not after meeting Lord Elrond, Aragorn, Legolas, and Celeborn, and since Snape had now become quite fond of her. He walked silently down the hall as Draco and Anais came back inside.
“Its late I guess I should get to bed.” said Anais. Suddenly they heard a loud crash. They ran down stairs to where Lucius, Dobby, and Draco’s mother stood staring at a creature that was circling them. Draco attempted to pull Anais outside, but she stood where she was, unafraid. In fact she looked angry.
“Gollum!” exclaimed Anais. The creature stopped circling and approached Anais slowly.
We return to the forests again. Our hobbit friend has lost all faith and finds the true meaning of apathy by the end of this chapter. He is taken captive by a band of elves and one human. This chapter suggests that some of his past will be revealed soon.