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Tom Riddle's Ghost: in the dark, something waits.
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Summary: Tom Riddle's ghost wanders the castle, but there are mysteries to him. Later, Harry searches for a way to cast Tom out. What secrets does Hogwarts hold?
Possible warnings: dark ritual.
(Tom PoV: prior the first chapter)
Tom waited. The silence wore on him; it seemed as though the stars from the heavens (and the entirety of the castle) weighed down on him, though he could see precious little. Oppressive, the silence.
Then there was the dark. Stone walls that had stood the test of time were barely discernible in the great distance, so that even the shape of things was lost to him. After a time, he returned to the antechamber, where embossments of Slytherin’s greatest triumphs were recorded for the stone to protect. There, he noticed the unthinkable—a spider’s web.
He peered at it closely, and he settled down to think, and to wait.
Water sounded somewhere deep in the darkness, a steady
Tom Riddle's Ghost. (A Harry Potter Story)
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Summary: it's winter holidays in Harry's third year, but something has been stalking the hallways...
Tom Riddle’s Ghost
Near curfew just before winter holiday, the library was an eerie place. It was almost as though it resisted any holiday cheer at all. Fewer students were in the library at all, with only a few hours left before the end of term.
For a moment, it seemed as though wind were blowing through the stacks. Harry looked up from his search, puzzled. There was never even so much as a draft in the library…was there a school ghost, or was it some student prank? Harry was tempted to use the Marauder’s Map, just for the novelty of it, but there wasn’t much use if he actually left before curfew.
The odd coolness passed, and the lights dimmed. Harry sighed. Buckbeak’s defense would have to wait.
“Ron?” Harry called quietly. But Ron had already gone back for the night, sullenly recalling the promise he’d given one of