Grace felt more welcomed this time around than she did in all seven years of her attendance at Hogwarts. She felt at home now, and she was quite happy working alongside Professor Lupin. He was a kind and gentle man who had a real knack for teaching. But once the students left his class he had a look about him as if he were hiding something deep. “Professor, are you well?” Grace asked curiously.
Remus nodded “Yes, just lost in my thoughts Miss Hewitt” He smiled tenderly at her and they prepared for their next class. She enjoyed taking part in his class and he was very bright. Lupin seemed like a natural teacher and she hoped that he would be the permanent defense against the dark arts ...view middle of the document...
Class finally let out and Grace watched the students go.
“You did very well today, Miss Hewitt” Remus told her as he packed away some of the supplies used in class.
“Thank you, Professor” she smiled shyly, Remus had watched her with the students and they got along incredibly well. They were so eager to learn and she more than willing to teach them. Grace was so soft spoken and uncommonly kind that the students were drawn to her. Remus had never known anyone like her, aside from Lily Evans of course. Some of the students, namely Slytherins, loved to push her buttons to see if she’d lose her temper.
“Is there anything you need for me to do Professor?” Grace asked eagerly, she liked to be involved and help out when she could. Remus looked at the work that needed to be graded, knowing he’d never get it done. “Actually I’m feeling rather ill, do you think you could take care of these scrolls?”
Grace’s face lit up and she nodded vigorously, “of course! I’ll take them with me and get them done tonight” she replied readily and packed them all away. On her way out of the class room she waved at him and carried on towards her living quarters deep in the school’s dungeon. After she left Remus retired to his room to rest for a while and wait for Severus to bring him his wolfsbane potion.
Grace set down the students’ scrolls and got right to work. She should go to the post office to pick up her package from St. Mungos. Deciding that she had all weekend to experiment she buckled down and got right to work.
“Where did I put those notes on grading?” she muttered as she shuffled through the piles of parchment that littered her desk. Finally finding what she was looking for she made herself a cup of tea and stared on the first scroll. The first years had been instructed to write a scroll on the curse of the bogies, which she thought was simple enough.
A few scrolls later she smiled proudly to herself. “This won’t take me long at all” She muttered as she had read through and graded the first scroll. Grace mused that even if it took her all night she wouldn’t mind. This would not only keep her occupied but it would stop her from thinking about Professor Lupin. He was such a sweet and gentle man, but she could see that he was hiding something. There was a secret behind those beautiful blue eyes. Remus Lupin was a mystery she was itching to solve. Glancing momentarily at her work station she frowned, she’d been so concerned with Professor Lupin that she hadn’t focused on her work.
“I promise father, this weekend I’ll work on it” she had no excuses, Remus didn’t make her do much work and they did all the grading work together in either his class or in his office. Grace just couldn’t seem to focus on the research like she used to at home. She was much more concerned with Remus and the Defense Against the Dark Arts class. Earlier in the day she’d caught him talking to Snape in hushed tones. Snape caught her watching them and brusquely walked away...