Malfoy Manor

Harrylookedaroundattheothertwo,nowmereoutlinesinthedarkness.HesawHermionepointherwand,settowardtheoutside,butintohisface;therewasabang,aburstofwhitelight,andhebuckledinagony,unabletosee.Hecouldfeelhisfaceswellingrapidlyunderhishandsasheavyfootfallssurroundedhim.

"Getup,vermin."

UnknownhandsdraggedHarryroughlyofftheground,beforehecouldstopthem,someonehadrummagedthroughhispocketsandremovedtheblackthornwand.Harryclutchedathisexcruciatinglypainfulface,whichfeltunrecognizablebeneathhisfingers,tight,swollen,andpuffyasthoughhehadsufferedsomeviolentallergicreaction.Hiseyeshadbeenreducedtoslitsthroughwhichhecouldbarelysee;hisglassesfelloffashewasbundledoutofthetent:allhecouldmakeoutweretheblurredshapesoffourorfivepeoplewrestlingRonandHermioneoutsidetoo.

"Get—off—her!"Ronshouted.Therewastheunmistakablesoundofknuckleshittingflesh:RongruntedinpainandHermionescreamed,"No!Leavehimalone,leavehimalone!"

"Yourboyfriend’sgoingtohaveworsethanthatdonetohimifhe’sonmylist,"saidthehorriblyfamiliar,raspingvoice."Deliciousgirl…whatatreat…Idoenjoythesoftnessoftheskin…"

Harry’sstomachturnedover.Heknewwhothiswas,FenrirGreyback,thewerewolfwhowaspermittedtowearDeathEaterrobesinreturnforhishiredsavagery.

"Searchthetent!"saidanothervoice.

Harrywasthrownfacedownontotheground.

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