Who:Order Members, DA Members, Hogwarts Students, Aurors Stationed at Hogwarts What:The Attack on Hogwarts Where:Hogwarts When:This evening, dusk Rating: Adult
The day had been long, dragging. Minerva McGonagall, however, felt a deep sort of calm. It was her job, after all, to be steady. She had always been a good woman in a storm. Still, Minerva had the digging idea that something was wrong. Something about Albus, and the way he’d assured her that the night would end exactly as it should. Something about the way he’d been so quick to claim responsibility for keeping track of Potter, the most valuable of their charges if He showed himself tonight, during what was to come. Minerva had never trusted him when his eyes had taken on that certain, dark sort of sparkle.
It was not her job tonight, though, to question him. She had instructed the Prefects that they were to be vigilant about their dorms tonight, that any student caught out of bed would be not only their responsibility but also their fault, and then the long waiting had begun.
Order members began arriving soon after, and as dusk fell around Hogwarts, there was a confederation of adults who, at first thought, did not belong. Many had not stepped foot onto these grounds since Minerva herself had been a student here. Still, the defense of Hogwarts was not just the defense of the property, or the defense of a landmark of the Wizarding world. The students here were not simply wizards and witches in need of help – they were the future of their kind, and Minerva felt sure that every Order member who arrived, looking grave and worried and stalwart, was entirely in agreement on how important it was that Hogwarts stand. That Hogwarts survive, and that none of the children in her walls came to harm.